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Public servant or puppet master

  • May 13, 2016 at 10:17AM

Fellow San Juan Islander, you and I are bad people. Irresponsible. Uncaring about the environment, wicked even. We make bad decisions that hurt the world. We shouldn't have the right of free choice if we refuse to make the approved choice.

Pollinators in the park

  • May 13, 2016 at 10:19AM

Submitted by the San Juan Island Land Bank

Sports Report

  • May 13, 2016 at 10:20AM


Childrens theatre auditions this Saturday

  • May 13, 2016 at 10:20AM

San Juan Community Theatre's Theatre Arts for Kids program is holding auditions Saturdays, May 14 and June 4 for this August's Musical Theatre Camp: Disney's Aladdin Jr. For experienced students ages 7-16, the three-week camp features workshops with island theater professionals and culminates in two nights of performances in the Whittier Theatre.

School Board

  • May 13, 2016 at 5:47PM

The San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a regular school board meeting on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm in the Friday Harbor High School Library.

Clifton-Pew selected to explore ocean

  • May 14, 2016 at 1:30AM

Kendra Clifton-Pew from Friday Harbor High School has been selected as a 2016 Honors Research Program Student and will sail aboard Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus during its 2016 expedition. Kendra will join the Corps of Exploration aboard E/V Nautilus in August as they explore the California Margin, a broad area that fits entirely within the US Exclusive Economic Zone but that still remains largely unexplored.The margin region is criss-crossed by seismically active faults, although how often these may be rupturing is subject to much debate. Much of our understanding of the California margin is based on shipboard surveys, remote sensing, and circumstantial evidence, with very little deep submergence exploration.

“Crazywise” - a film about culture and mental health

  • May 15, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 16, 2016 at 10:04AM

The term mental illness can conjure up images of disease, a broken brain and unstable and nonfunctional people. In western culture a psychological diagnosis can lead to a lifetime of medications and isolation by family members and society as a whole.

Working to address community concerns about jet noise

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:30AM

By Rep. Rick Larsen

Special Commision meeting this Thursday

  • May 17, 2016 at 9:23AM

NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSION MEETING: Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of the Port of Friday Harbor will hold a Special Commission Meeting on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 9:00am in the Spring Street Landing Pier meeting room, Friday Harbor, Washington. The purpose of the Special Commission Meeting will be for the Commission to conduct a Executive Session, Personnel – To evaluate the qualifications of applicants for public employment, pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 (g).

Congressman Larsen criticized for failing to address Naval station noise pollution

  • May 11, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 17, 2016 at 10:06AM

Submitted by Citizens of Ebey's Reserve

May Building Advisory Council meeting on Orcas May 19

  • May 17, 2016 at 10:10AM

The May Building Advisory Council meeting will be held on Orcas due to the cancellation of last month's meeting, which was scheduled there. The meeting will be held at the Orcas Landing Conference Room at 1:00 p.m. on May 19, 2016.

A “Humpback Comeback” is happening in the Salish Sea

  • May 17, 2016 at 10:19AM

A "Humpback Comeback" is upon us here in the San Juan Islands. "Big Mama" the Humpback whale was one of the first of the many humpbacks that have been making their way back to the Salish Sea in recent years and she has brought her sixth calf with her.

Port of Friday Harbor commissioners to hold special meeting

  • May 17, 2016 at 11:52AM

Submitted by the Port of Friday Harbor

Crime briefs

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:53PM

Possession of a firearm

1000 island voices

  • May 12, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 17, 2016 at 1:59PM

by Richard Low

Nonprofit shuttle service for Friday Harbor

  • May 17, 2016 at 2:08PM

The 'RoundTowner serves Friday Harbor with a non-profit shuttle service for our disabled, elderly and general rural public. Since its inception in August of 2013, the 'RoundTowner has provided over 4,800 rides for island friends and neighbors.

Man drowns in Hummel Lake

  • May 17, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 3:05PM

On May 11 at approximately 7 p.m. Salvador Gallegos of Lopez Island was in a canoe on Hummel Lake without a life preserver when he capsized and went into the water.

County amends budget to purchases electric vehicles

  • May 18, 2016 at 1:30AM

On May 10, the San Juan County Council approved a budget amendment of $60,000 to purchase two electric vehicles and $20,000 for new electric charging stations throughout the islands.

Chipseal is coming to San Juan Island roads!

  • May 18, 2016 at 1:30AM

Chipseal will begin on May 18, 2016 and will continue until anticipated project completion of June 10, 2016. The schedule of roads to be sealed is below. Be advised that this schedule is subject to change due to weather and equipment needs. You can check back here for updates. The 2016 Chipseal Map can be found under the Public Works Quick Links.

Lea Mizuta: 1952 —2016

  • May 18, 2016 at 1:30AM

3-10-1952 – 5-3-2016

1ooo Island voices

  • May 18, 2016 at 1:30AM

Do you know anyone who has suffered abuse from a person who claimed to love them? Has a person in your life ever suffered from inappropriate sexual actions or advances of another? If you believe the answer to both questions is NO, here are some facts you may like to think on. One in three women and one in five men have experienced at least one of these things at some time in their life. So, chances are pretty high that this has happened to someone you are close to.

Jack Yelverton: 1930 —2016

  • May 18, 2016 at 1:30AM

Jack Russell Yelverton passed away on May 5, 2016 at Friday Harbor, Washington, at the age of 86. Jack was known for his bonhomie, to his many friends and associates as a dependable confidante, advisor, mensche, and facilitator, and to his family as a caring and supportive role model. Jack was born in Douglas, Arizona, a small town on the Mexican border, on January 8, 1930. His grandparents were early pioneering settlers. Jack's paternal grandfather, William Gappa Yelverton, led a Confederate Army Calvary troop in the Civil War. His father, William Yelverton, was a veteran of WWI and worked as a locomotive engineer for Southern Pacific Railroad. His mother was Velma Edington Yelverton. Jack had a public school education in Douglas, graduating from high school in 1947. He matriculated to Arizona State College (now University) and graduated in 1950 with a degree in industrial engineering management, and became among the first to be drafted to serve in the Army in the Korean War. He served in a combat role with the Thirty Fifth Infantry, rising quickly through Platoon Sergeant to Platoon Leader, earning a Bronze Star. With several months of combat duty, he was selected to serve as a combat correspondent, reporting and writing news and a column for the Army's Stars and Stripes newspaper. Jack was discharged in mid-1952 and chose to go East to enroll at Columbia University in New York City as a candidate for a doctoral degree in economics, but found his focus at New York University where he completed an M.B.A. degree in 1955. Moving back West, he accepted a position with Bechtel Corporation in San Francisco. In 1958 he accepted a challenging position in a new industry that was to rewrite economic history. Jack took the job of manufacturing engineer with the pioneering Palo Alto company, Fairchild Semiconductor. Fairchild put the silicon in Silicon Valley, with a line of technically superior transistors. Jack was soon given Human Resource responsibility for the rapidly expanding workforce at Fairchild, ultimately becoming Director of Administration. In 1961 he left Fairchild and joined a group of scientists to found another pioneer in the burgeoning industry, Signetics Corporation. Signetics was the first firm formed specifically to manufacture semiconductor integrated circuits. Jack was its Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. In 1966 Jack left Signetics and partnered with William Wilkinson and Robert Sedwick, forming Wilkinson, Sedwick & Yelverton, a consulting organization specializing in organization development, use of behavioral sciences in management, and executive recruitment. The firm prospered and within a decade had grown to some sixty employees with offices across the United States and affiliates in several foreign nations. Jack was President and CEO of the company. Jack lived with his wife Marilyn McKelvy Yelverton for many years in Marin County, California before semi-retiring to the Monterey and Carmel area of California. Following Marilyn's death in 2004, Jack retired to Friday Harbor, Washington in 2006. In Friday Harbor he launched himself into several community activities, serving with great effect as a Director of the San Juan Community Theatre, the San Juan Island Yacht Club and the island's Museum of Art, where he also served as its President. Reflecting his diverse interests and talents, he also effectively served as a member of the Solid Waste Advisory Committee, a member of the Economic Development Council, and Chairman of the Civil Service Board. Upon moving to Friday Harbor, he married Ann Walbert, a noted artist with widely admired skills as a painter and art teacher. He had met Ann while they both lived in Monterey/Carmel. She predeceased Jack in 2011. Jack's first daughter, Claire of Belmont, Massachusetts, predeceased him but he leaves two daughters, Carol of Waltham, Massachusetts, and Jerilyn of Tumon Bay, Guam, as well as seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Jack is survived by two sisters, Martha Vavra and Norma DeHay. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Jack, sign the online guest register at

Ferry Alert

  • May 18, 2016 at 1:30AM

To accommodate travelers on the busy Fourth of July weekend, WSF has added extra sailings on Tuesday, July 5:

Wehrly running for County Council

  • May 18, 2016 at 1:30AM

Submitted by Steve Wehrly

Circus returns to Friday Harbor

  • May 18, 2016 at 1:30AM

Forty-five performers will pile into the San Juan Community Theater for an event unseen on the islands for nearly seven years. The circus returns to town with the musical vaudeville stylings of the New Old Time Chautauqua on Saturday, May 28.

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