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Local dam removal initiative finds footing in Washington D.C.

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Jan 28, 2015 at 9:32AM

What started as a petition to be submitted to Washington state congressional representatives will soon find its way to the nation’s capital.

Free tarot readings at Lavendera Day Spa

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 3:52PM

Lavendera Day Spa will host a free evening of Tarot, Numerology and Astrology with Maria, Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m.

Register now for support group sessions Feb.-March

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 3:50PM

The group offers participants an opportunity to share their experiences and acquire the tools and resources needed for coping.

Fantasy unfolds onstage in 'Prince of the Rain Realm'

  • Jan 26, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Jan 27, 2015 at 10:52AM

San Juan Island’s first and only professional dance company presents its first full length contemporary ballet, an adult fairy tale.

Free introductory birding workshop

  • Jan 26, 2015 at 4:53PM

Raena Parsons and Tanja Williamson will teach attendees how to participate in the 2015 Great Backyard Bird Count.

Volunteers needed for American Camp trail

  • Jan 26, 2015 at 4:46PM

The Land Bank and San Juan Island Trails Committee are working together on the development of the American Camp trail.

Friday Harbor man reports UFO sighting

  • Jan 26, 2015 at 4:42PM

Local man spots three oranges lights Jan. 15 and UFO center encourages him to seek other possible witnesses

Lecture series continues with presentation on shipwrecks

  • Jan 26, 2015 at 4:35PM

During his presentation, entitled “Shipwrecks: artifical habitats for marine communities,” Smith will talk about his European adventures exploring ancient shipwrecks.

Sounder launches poll about sheriff's department

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 12:00PM updated Jan 26, 2015 at 10:01AM

The Islands' Sounder is launching a poll to find out what you think about the San Juan County Sheriff's Department. Results of the poll will be posted online and in our print edition in late February. Stay tuned for more info, or email Cali Bagby at for questions.

San Juan Island Trails Committee presents Spring Break Out Potluck

  • Jan 25, 2015 at 11:16PM

The San Juan Island Trails Committee announced at 6 p.m., March 19th, at the Grange Hall for the much anticipated Annual Trails Committee Potluck.

San Juan County Economic Development Council offers free workshop on business planning and financing

  • Jan 25, 2015 at 11:12PM

The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a free half-day workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on Orcas Island, from 9 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Advance registration is required.

State laws protecting aquatic species a national model | Washington Department of Ecology

  • Jan 25, 2015 at 11:08PM

Washington’s drive to protect salmon and other aquatic species became a national model today as brake manufacturers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and an association of states signed an agreement based on Washington’s low-copper standards.

Better Business Bureau tips to avoid dieting scams

  • Jan 25, 2015 at 10:58PM

Every January, the goal to lose weight and get in shape is at the top of New Year’s resolution lists. After all the snacking and feasting that goes on from Thanksgiving to Jan. 1, that’s no big surprise.

Mount Baker Theatre’s Education Program presents 'The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley'

  • Jan 24, 2015 at 11:53PM

The Mount Baker Theatre is presenting the 19th season of our Education Series.

Friday Harbor Port District agenda

  • Jan 24, 2015 at 11:50PM

Ribbon cutting ceremony – Completion of Marina Reconstruction project

Washington State Ferries ridership numbers

  • Jan 24, 2015 at 11:44PM

I am happy to report that ridership was up in 2014. We served 23.2 million total riders last year, which is up 2.7 percent from 2013.

Phone scams continue to be serious threat | IRS

  • Jan 24, 2015 at 11:39PM

“Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season

Moving beyond the gas tax | Don C. Brunell

  • Jan 24, 2015 at 11:33PM

With gas prices plummeting to less than $2 a gallon, some politicians think this is the ideal time to increase state and federal gas taxes.

Friday Harbor Elementary School Food Drive brings in over 1000 items for food banks

  • Jan 25, 2015 at 7:00AM

Students from every grade were to bring in canned and non-perishable foods. The food drive started on Dec. 10 and ended on the nineteenth.

Daughter seeks support for her sick mom | Letters

  • Jan 25, 2015 at 7:00AM

A few weeks ago, my mother, Niki Truesdale, was diagnosed with bronchitis. After a couple weeks, she was not getting better, so doctors did some x-rays.

APS adopts temperament testing to help place pups in forever homes

  • Jan 24, 2015 at 2:38PM

Temperament testing gives shelter staff a preliminary understanding of a dog’s disposition by observing its reactions to a person its never met.

Lavendera offers healing hands at monthly Community Wellness Night

  • Jan 24, 2015 at 2:34PM

Every third Thursday of the month, Lavendera offers a free “Community Wellness Night,” where you can sample their many services. Chair massage, Thai massage, and Reiki are popular forms of healing offered.

San Juan County Sheriff’s Office warn of IRS phone scams

  • Jan 23, 2015 at 5:56PM

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office has received several phone calls regarding IRS phone scams.

San Juan County’s Board of Health adopts revised Patient Bill of Rights

  • Jan 23, 2015 at 4:33PM

San Juan County’s Board of Health adopted a revised Patient Bill of Rights at their regularly scheduled Board meeting December 19, 2014.

Anyone working for Washington should comply with state’s anti-discrimination laws | Sen. Kevin Ranker

  • Jan 23, 2015 at 3:54PM

State agencies must consider certain requirements before public works contractors can earn contracts to work on projects important to Washingtonians.

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