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- posted Dec 11, 2013 at 12:39 PM— updated Dec 12, 2013 at 9:08 AM
Forage fish spawning beach revived with removal of rock, fill, equipment
- posted Dec 12, 2013 at 5:18 PM
The only option I see for the GSA to reconsider alternative locations for the CBP that would meet with broader community support would be for the GSA to identify an alternate tenant for the current lease...The idea for a ‘one-stop shop’ public lands information and interpretive center was identified as a high priority at the community listening sessions hosted by the Department of the Interior.
- posted Dec 11, 2013 at 12:36 PM
The Firewise program, sponsored San Juan Island Fire Department, and spearheaded by Ron Garner of San Juan Island Fire & Rescue, has expanded to include 38 communities on San Juan Island.
- posted Dec 12, 2013 at 2:53 PM
Copies of the amendments are available for review at Town Hall, 60 Second Street, Friday Harbor, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday beginning Dec. 17, 2013.
- posted Dec 11, 2013 at 12:24 PM— updated Dec 12, 2013 at 9:08 AM
The fireside program features dramatic presentations, from the ridiculous to the sublime, and will include musical contributions by special guests Angel Michaels, John Boyne and Beatrice Grauman.
- posted Dec 12, 2013 at 10:29 AM— updated Dec 12, 2013 at 5:50 PM
I am incredibly disappointed in the members of our island community who are spending so much time and energy being angry about US Customs moving to another office...
- posted Dec 11, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Family and friends of Frank and Sally Hudson will hold a Celebration of Life for the recently deceased couple
- posted Dec 11, 2013 at 12:49 PM— updated Dec 11, 2013 at 4:29 PM
In a press release announcing the budget, OPALCO said the rate increase is necessary to meet a nine percent rate increase by the Bonneville Power Administration.
- posted Dec 11, 2013 at 12:09 PM
For 33 years now, once or twice a week, somewhere on San Juan Island, the San Juan Singers choir rehearsal begins.
- posted Dec 11, 2013 at 4:37 PM
My feelings are that the ferry system itself does not pay enough attention to the needs of the residents of the San Juan Islands, but I totally disagree with Mr. Mercer as to the attitude of the workers.
- posted Dec 11, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Ferries received $5.8 million from the state Legislature in early 2010 to implement a reservation system, and it remains a key goal in the agency’s long-range plan.
- posted Dec 10, 2013 at 1:45 PM
When it comes to the issue of PeaceHealth's referrals about the option of Death With Dignity, it is our hospital district commissioners and PIMC chief administrative officer who are muddying the debate with misinformation and half truths.
- posted Dec 10, 2013 at 1:13 PM
What is most disturbing is that regardless of public opinion or potential impact to the whole community, self-interest and closed dealings have so far prevailed. This will affect us all—including those that vocally and silently support the landlord and the federal government in this matter.
- posted Dec 10, 2013 at 3:19 PM
The state Utilities and Transportation Commission spent nearly three hours reviewing the facts and frustrations of the 10-day telephone and internet service outage. David Danner, chairman of the commission, said the hearing was part of a "thorough investigation of the cause of the service disruption and of the adequacy of the emergency preparations and response" of CenturyLink, especially focusing on the disruption to 911 emergency services in the county.
- posted Dec 10, 2013 at 12:19 PM
Perhaps most incredible is the nature of the protests—the belief that vociferous outcries might cause Mr. Petersen’s lease with Customs to be terminated. Unlike many other comparatively developed countries, our American tradition is not one of settling matters by griping.
- posted Dec 10, 2013 at 12:44 PM
There will be boxes for toys at Key Bank, Islanders Bank, Wells Fargo, Whidbey Island Bank and Friday Harbor Drug. Kiwanis gladly accepts cash donations that will be turned into toys at our North Pole location.
- posted Dec 10, 2013 at 1:04 PM
The week-long event, entitled “In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran”, featured 24 nationally recognized artists, including Lopez Island's Steven Hill, from around the U.S. that were invited to participate.
- posted Dec 10, 2013 at 11:57 AM
Town of Friday Harbor Administrator Duncan Wilson said four town employees spent about 12 hours in bone-chilling temperatures, dropping as low as 10 degrees, working to repair the break. It’s the second substantial break in the town’s aging water line in the past 15 months.
- posted Dec 8, 2013 at 8:22 PM
The bottom line is the town will now get $25 dollars I would have spent locally. And I could have parked all day long at Target without penalty, shopping on the mainland is starting to have its appeal.
- posted Dec 8, 2013 at 8:18 PM
Meanwhile, the outage and its impact in the San Juans, and CenturyLink's response, remains under investigation by the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission. The commission meets Monday, Dec. 9, in Friday Harbor, beginning at 6 p.m.
- posted Dec 8, 2013 at 8:27 PM
Leading 16-12 at the end of the first period, Friday Harbor weathered a barrage of three-pointers by Falcons senior Brandon Asay, three in the first half and a total of six in the game, widened the advantage late in the second period to take a 30-22 lead at the half.
- posted Dec 8, 2013 at 8:30 PM
With the win, Friday Harbor improved to 2-0 on the season. Three days earlier, the Wolverines outpaced Forest Ridge to claim a 73-16 victory in their 2013-14 season opener on the road. Keane (32) and Galt (21) together combined for 53 of the team point total.
- posted Dec 3, 2013 at 2:31 PM— updated Dec 6, 2013 at 8:52 AM
Shop local and support San Juan Island Library at Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale
- posted Dec 6, 2013 at 2:46 PM— updated Dec 9, 2013 at 8:37 AM
Dramatic exchanges that occurred during the Navy’s public information meetings last week illustrated rising tensions over jet noise. Within the first hour of the first scoping meeting in Coupeville, two men traded heated words that led to one of them being ejected by town marshals. During the second meeting, held in Oak Harbor, community leaders on both sides of the debate made unscheduled presentations to Capt. Mike Nortier, commanding officer of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.
- posted Dec 3, 2013 at 2:25 PM— updated Dec 4, 2013 at 9:15 AM
A prize for the ugliest sweater in the room is just one of the many events in store as Friends of Lime Kiln State Park celebrate the holiday season
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