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Honoring local veterans: Traditional Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m.

  • Today at 12:00AM updated at 6:42PM

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor

Greek Tragedy Meets Early 20th-Century in HD Opera

  • Today at 1:37PM

The final edition of the 2015-2016 The Met: Live in HD season presents Strauss's "Elektra" at San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m. . Elektra unites the commanding impact of Greek tragedy with the unsettling insights of early-20th-century Freudian psychology. The drama unfolds in a single act of rare vocal and orchestral power. Director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn't live to see his great production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner, who portrays Elektra's primal quest for vengeance for the murder of her father, Agamemnon. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra's fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass-baritone Eric Owens are Elektra's troubled siblings. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for SJCT members and $10 for student reserved. Tickets are at or at the SJCT Box Office: 378-3210.

Who were early island Chinese and Japanese immigrants?

  • Today at 1:37PM

They came with their families, they carried their babies on boats and they envisioned a better life for themselves. They worked in orchards, in hotels and in the quarries. Some eventually bought farms.

Sports Report

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Special Port Commision meeting to continue

  • Today at 1:20PM

The May 19th Special Port Commission meeting and Executive Session will continue tomorrow, May 20th at 10:30am at the Spring Street Landing Pier meeting room. The purpose of continuing the Executive Session: Personnel – To evaluate the qualifications of applicants for public employment, pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 (g).

What does heart failure really mean

  • Today at 1:19PM

Dr. Elisa Zaragoza-Macias, MPG, Cardiologist from Peace Health North Cascade Cardiology, will be Mended Hearts guest speaker. Her presentation will feature information to help attendees understand diagnosis of Heart Failure.

Hicks Bay renamed to Hix’s Bay

  • Today at 1:19PM

At its regular semi-annual meeting yesterday, the Washington State Committee on Geographic Names approved proposals from Washington residents to officially designate two geographic features in the state. The committee's selections will go before the Board of Natural Resources (acting as the Washington State Board on Geographic Names) for a final decision at one of its regular public meetings.

San Juan County Public Hospital District meeting

  • Today at 1:18PM

Notice of special meeting on San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1. Meeting is for EMS work sessions to develop framework for the SJIEMS Strategic Plan on Monday, May 23, from 12 p.m. to approximately 6 p.m. in the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building, 1079 Spring St.

Jolly Trolley offers tours of San Juan

  • Today at 1:17PM

Friday Harbor's Jolly Trolley has begun offering tours of the islands' top tourist attractions in an old-fashioned, authentic trolley.

Larsen Votes Against Defense Bill That Sets Irresponsible Strategy, Allows Discrimination

  • Today at 1:16PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. (link)—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, issued the following statement after voting against the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017, the country's annual defense policy bill.

San Juan Community Theatre is calling for auditions

  • Today at 1:06PM

Islanders get a chance to have fun with improvisation and help San Juan Community Theatre at the same time during its annual summer fundraiser in July.

State updates permit to treat aquatic invasive species

  • Today at 1:06PM

Some minor updates are in store for a permit used by Washington state agencies to treat marine algae and aquatic animal species not native to state waters. Once non-native species become established in a new environment where there are few natural enemies or disease to keep them in check, they may spread rapidly and cause biological and economic harm

State Parks offers two ‘free’ days in June

  • Today at 1:04PM

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer two "free days" next month: Saturday, June 4, recognition of National Trails Day and Saturday, June 11, National Get Outdoors Day. Visitors will not need to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits to state parks on these dates.

PWWA looks toward regulations of whale watching drones

  • Today at 1:04PM

Islanders and Pacific Whale Watch Association members have long been protective of local whales and proactive in their attempts to ensure these wild animals stay just that – wild. With hobby drones becoming more popular the PWWA is already taking steps to regulate the use of these Unmanned Aerial Vehicles around orcas and other wildlife.

Opal applies for state grant for housing project in Eastsound

  • Today at 1:02PM

OPAL Community Land Trust is pursuing a major affordable housing project for Orcas Island.

Common Sense Alliance takes case to U.S. Supreme Court

  • Today at 12:00AM updated at 1:01PM

Common Sense Alliance has taken its objections to San Juan County's Critical Area Ordinance to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sheriffs Log

  • Today at 12:58PM

The San Juan County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls.

Updates made to county housing codes

  • Today at 12:57PM

Building permit applications submitted on or after July 1, 2016, will need to meet the requirements of the 2015 International Codes and Washington State Amendments. Please see the attached list of some of the significant changes. Chief Building Official, Fred Schaller, has added several specifications in red. The County will continue working on adding more specifications and links to other resources. If you would like to continue receiving information such as this, please sign up for our permitting and inspections news flashes and notifications. Select "News Flash" from the available lists, click on the envelope next to "Permitting & Inspections," and follow the instructions to activate.

Opportunity Council calls on citizen for community action month

  • Today at 12:49PM

Submitted by Greg Winter

Summer healing circle, Blue Camas Ln.

  • Today at 12:48PM

As fundamentally tribal beings, we have a profound need to gather in circles in an intentional way. Do you desire a new (ie. old) sense of connection, healing, and the sacred? Come, all welcome. The Healing Circle will take place on Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. June 1, June 29, July 13, July 27, at 28 Blue Camas Ln. No need to RSVP, but please come on time. Dress warmly and comfortably. No drugs, alcohol, or dogs. Safety, privacy, and individuality fully honored and respected. Please direct your questions to Rosa Blair Master of Science, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate counselor, healer 360-298-0811

Advantage Horsemanship Clinic

  • Today at 12:46PM

This two-day program completely customized to you and your horse.

Ferry food service hearing postponed

  • Today at 12:43PM

The ongoing struggle between Washington State Ferries, Olympic Cascade Services Inc and Centerplate Inc. was postponed at a May 20 hearing by a Thurston County judge. The new hearing, June 24, will decide whether or not Olympic Cascade is able to proceed with a trial to determine if WSF followed due process when awarding their food services contract.The continuation will give both parties and the judge time to look sift through the extensive paperwork involved. "There is literally hundreds and hundreds, probably thousands, of pages of documents needing review," said Ian Sterling, Washington State Ferry's spokesperson. "All sides need time to look at those, including the judge."

Ferry Advisory Committee, update

  • Today at 12:00AM updated at 12:39PM

On Monday May 23, the Ferry Advisory Committee meeting started with Chairman Jim Corenman of San Juan Island inviting citizens to share public testimony, and made it clear that all topics were up for discussion.

Bacteria in branches naturally fertilize trees

  • Today at 12:37PM

Submitted by the University of Washington

Know Your Island Walk– Port of Friday Harbor on May 28

  • Today at 12:37PM

Submitted by San Juan Island Trails Committee

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