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- May 3, 2015 at 6:00PM updated May 4, 2015 at 10:03AM
Only three after opening its gates, the Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District has been selected the 2015 "Non-profit Recycler of the Year" by the Washington State Recycling Association.
- May 3, 2015 at 5:42PM
Regional winners ElseDora Arendt, Chiara Power and Jim Moe of San Juan Island will showcase their respective, award-winning talent as part of a statewide competition when the Washington State Grange convenes in Ellensburg, in June.
- May 1, 2015 at 11:24AM
More "MORE" is a win-win for residents and the Co-op. Solar’s peak production season, for example, coincides with peak demands during summer’s influx of visitors when reducing OPALCO's peak loads reduces BPA's peak pricing.
- May 1, 2015 at 10:29AM
It'll be an 'electrifying' start to the weekend, as Orcas Power & Light Cooperative hosts its 78th annual meeting, Saturday, May 2, onboard the inter-island ferry (San Juan Island residents will need to get an early start).
- May 1, 2015 at 9:55AM
After working in Chicago in social work and becoming involved in the pacifist movement during WWII, Russell and Mildred moved to Waldron Island in 1948 with their two young sons. Here they lived a rugged, simple, self-sufficient lifestyle and added four more boys to the growing family.
- Apr 29, 2015 at 6:00AM updated May 1, 2015 at 9:40AM
A citizens’ group that filed a lawsuit in 2013 has filed an additional action to force the Navy to stop flying the EA-18G Growlers over Coupeville.
- Apr 30, 2015 at 5:54PM
Over the past 25 years, almost 400 tons—yes, tons—of pollutants have been disposed of safely, efficiently and economically: up to 25 gallons of your hazardous stuff can be jettisoned for free. So, get ready for hazardous waste round-up No. 26.
- Apr 30, 2015 at 6:15PM
The Raise the Wage Act would raise the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020 and tie future increases to the median wage. The Wage Act also would gradually eliminate the minimum wage for tipped workers, currently frozen at $2.13 per hour.
- Apr 30, 2015 at 7:00PM
A new National Park Service report shows 268,946 people visited San Juan Island National Historical Park in 2014 and that together they spent $15,083,000 in communities near the park.
- Apr 30, 2015 at 5:42PM
As a nitrogen fixer, broom successfully out-competes most native shrubs that have evolved in our nitrogen-poor soils. The broom invasion has become so severe that the Washington State Department of Agriculture has banned the sale and importation of the species (including all of the many cultivars), and the state Noxious Weed Control Board has designated it as a Class B noxious weed.
- Apr 30, 2015 at 12:47PM
Thanks to everyone who attended and supported our 9th annual “Greeting Ceremony” fundraiser. Because of you, we raised just over $18,000 to further The Whale Museum’s mission of promoting stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research.
- Apr 30, 2015 at 12:41PM
The Children’s Festival gets under way at 10 a.m., Saturday, at the Fairgrounds in Friday Harbor, and will feature back-to-back performances by the Rainbow of Hawaii dance and musical group.
- Apr 30, 2015 at 12:35PM
Starting at the north side of the bluff, at Pickett’s Lane, the stretch of road that now winds along the base of Mount Finlayson will be moved 300 feet uphill from its current location. The right-of-way will pass about 150 feet below the 1.5-mile ridge trail that traverses its summit.
- Apr 29, 2015 at 5:43PM
The Port of Friday Harbor will celebrate the completion of its new bulkhead project Friday, May 1, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Spring Street Landing, beginning at 3 p.m.
- Apr 28, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Apr 29, 2015 at 3:31PM
The theme of this year’s event is “Boating in the San Juans… A Whale of a Good Time,” and it gets under way at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 3 at the Port of Friday Harbor.
- Apr 29, 2015 at 2:49PM
On May 13, the Washington Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials is set to vote to give lawmakers an 11 percent raise. That would be more than double the percentage increase that those same legislators are considering for state workers and teachers.
- Apr 29, 2015 at 2:16PM
No fewer than 41 positions that help guide an assortment of public agencies—make it 48 if you count the five quasi-public sewer and water districts—will be up for election in 2015. Here's how to get on the ballot...
- Apr 29, 2015 at 12:38PM
"We couldn't be happier," Island Rec Commission Chairman Bill Cumming said. "We're very appreciative with what happened with the voters and with their support for our activities, and delighted and very happy that all our hard work and the hard work of the campaign committee paid off."
- Apr 28, 2015 at 3:16PM
With their investment in the fiber backbone and their support of the new Rock Island Communications subsidiary, OPALCO board of directors have charted a course of action that is good for the county and good for the economy.
- Apr 28, 2015 at 3:08PM
A come-and-go event, entitled "To the Moon and Beyond," the celebration features a historical journey that begins with photos and personal memorabilia from the 1920s through Steele's founding of the internationally renowned of Luxel Corporation in Friday Harbor.
- Apr 28, 2015 at 2:32PM
It is not the high school but our state legislature that is not doing it's job in this instance, and that is the ruling of the state Supreme Court, not just my opinion.
- Apr 27, 2015 at 7:16PM
By 2019, the base rate will rise to nearly $78 per month before any electricity is used.To some, that’s not a lot of money. For others, it means difficult choices between winter heat, putting food on the table, or dipping into life savings.
- Apr 27, 2015 at 7:04PM
Isabel Gabriel was nominated for the award by the Town of Friday Harbor, one of 281 cities and towns represented by the Association of Washington Cities.
- Apr 27, 2015 at 12:15PM
The Friday Harbor girls tennis team will host three consecutive matches, April 29, May 1 and May 6, beginning at 4:15 p.m. at the high school tennis courts, before finishing their regular-season schedule on the road, May 8, at Forest Ridge.
- Apr 27, 2015 at 10:52AM
Newcomer Joe Stewart shot 52 to tally Friday Harbor's lowest individual score and freshman Adam Bates nearly broke the 60-stroke mark for the first time, finishing right on 60, as each player notched a personal best in the April 21 inter-island match
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