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Vote for Ted

  • May 18, 2016 at 1:30AM

This goes out to all those Republican voters who were going to vote for Ted Cruz in the upcoming Presidential Primary, but are now thinking that, since Cruz suspended his campaign last week, your vote is meaningless. You're discouraged, thinking there's nothing we can do at this point to stop Donald Trump from getting the Republican nomination. And so you're just going to let that ballot sit. Or maybe you've gone even farther and decided that you will have to hold your nose and vote for Trump.

Say no to coal

  • May 18, 2016 at 1:30AM

I fully support the Army Corps of Engineer's decision to reject the permit for Pacific International Terminal to construct what would have been North America's largest export terminal for coal.

Whale Necropsy

  • May 18, 2016 at 1:30AM

A team from Cascadia Research Collective completed a necropsy Thursday afternoon on a juvenile gray whale that had been swimming injured through Puget Sound for about two weeks before dying over the weekend. Results and photos of the necropsy are available on theCascadia website.

Island Charting

  • May 18, 2016 at 1:30AM

Mike Vouri gave islanders a lesson last week about the sacrifices, equipment and techniques of the early surveyors of the Puget Sound.

Sports Report

  • May 18, 2016 at 1:30AM


Sheriff’s Log

  • May 18, 2016 at 1:30AM

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


  • May 18, 2016 at 1:30AM

San Juan Community Theatre's monstrous spring musical has its final curtain calls Thursday* through Saturday, May 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Whittier Theatre.

Meet Wolf Hollow’s new Executive Director Amy Saxe-Eyler

  • May 18, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:22AM

Submitted by Wolf Hollow

Town announces the Sunken Park poetry contest winner

  • May 20, 2016 at 1:30AM

The Town of Friday Harbor is pleased to announce William J. Weissinger as the winner of the Sunken Park poetry contest sponsored by the Friday Harbor Arts Commission. His poem "What You Don't Want To Do" was selected from 13 poems submitted by 10 San Juan Island poets who composed works inspired by the mural "Witness the Beauty" being installed in Sunken Park this week by Kirkland artist Jake Wagoner. Poet, teacher, and former Washington State poet laureate Elizabeth Austen adjudicated the competition. "The enthusiastic response to our request for poetry was inspiring, and the poem will add a wonderful dimension to our celebration of the Commission's first visual art installation," said Arts Commissioner Susan Williams. The poet will present his work at a public celebration of the mural scheduled for 2 pm Sunday, May 22 nd .

Rep. Rick Larsen Files for Re-Election

  • May 20, 2016 at 9:12AM

EVERETT, WA – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) this week filed paperwork with the Washington Secretary of State's office for his re-election campaign for Congress.

Calling all pet lovers – the annual Dodie Gann dog walk is May 28

  • May 18, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 20, 2016 at 9:58AM

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced the "3rd Annual Dodie Gann Dog Walk and Pet Lover's Festival" will be held Saturday, May 28. The event takes place Saturday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the future location of the new animal shelter; 994 Cattle Point Road. The dog walk portion of the event begins at 10:00am and will go until 11:30 a.m.

Transient Orcas Return to Salish Sea | Slideshow

  • May 19, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 20, 2016 at 11:03AM


Friday Harbor golfers headed to state tournament

  • May 20, 2016 at 1:13PM

Two Friday Harbor High School golfers, Senior Jesse Kolowitz and Junior Joe Stewart will represent the team at the State Tournament after placing ninth and alternate at the 1B/2B District Golf Championships yesterday.

GCI to Connect Classrooms to Killer Whales

  • May 21, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 23, 2016 at 1:15PM

GCI, a leading managed technology service provider, today announced that it will help connect students in grades 3-5 throughout the U.S. to orcas that frequent the waters near Washington's Lime Kiln Point State Park through an interactive distance learning event. Classrooms will be able to participate by using video conferencing equipment or a desktop/laptop connected to a projector for a live, interactive experience. GCI will use its satellite-based mobile classroom, which enables connectivity in remote areas, to support the sessions which will be held May 23, 24 and 25.

Meeting discusses updates to San Juan County Comprehensive Plan

  • May 24, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:13AM

San Juan County officials held a meeting to review the county's comprehensive plan on Friday May 20. This was in accordance with the Washington State Growth Management Act, which requires counties to periodically update their comprehensive plan in order to meet grant deadlines. The act requires the county must adopt a scope of work and a plan by June 30, 2016. The meeting was also an opportunity for citizens to share concerns about the plan.

Hills and Thrills, scenes from last weekend soap box derby | Slideshow

  • May 23, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 24, 2016 at 1:08PM

Shaw Island’s Kendra Clifton set for an expedition aboard the E/V Nautilus

  • May 23, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 24, 2016 at 3:15PM

Kendra Clifton-Pew has been a budding scientist since elementary school. When she attended Shaw Island School as a youngster, scientists from the San Juan Nature Institute worked in her classroom, guiding her in projects like raising and releasing salmon, publishing an intertidal field guide, researching shoreline inventories and heading out on oceanography field trips aboard the Research Vessel Centennial.

Curtis Frink | Obituary

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:48AM

Curtis Frink, age 56, left us to go to a better place, peacefully surrounded by his loving family on April 28, 2016. Curt was born in Marysville, California on June 10, 1959. Always a happy and loving child, he was fond of making others laugh and developed a love and talent for music at an early age. As a teenager he played in a band and con - tinued to entertain others throughout his life. He was a loyal and true friend to all who knew him. An infec - tious laugh and humor were trademarks of his, as well as his talent in the kitchen. He worked as an electri - cian but his real loves were music and cooking. No one left his home without hav - ing been fed. He left Friday Harbor after graduating in 1976, but returned to the island years later to live in his favorite place. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Lauristion and Stella Frink, Gifford and Mildred Teel, and his beloved big brother Steven Frink. He will be severely missed by all those he left behind, his parents Cal and Claudia Buck, his father Duane and wife Joan, the mother of his children Joy Hall, his four precious boys Chris, (wife Angela) Codi, Caleb, and Kennedy, His siblings Kip (Faith), Cam (Julie), Kathy (Clark), Kim (Steve), Cindi (Bill), and Kelle (Gene), his special friend Michelle and numer - ous friends. HEAVEN NOW HAS ANOTHER MUSICIAN PLAYING THERE. A memorial service cel - ebrating Curt's life will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at The Brickworks, 150 Nichols Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. You are encouraged to bring your musical instru - ments to join in the music and your favorite dish to share.

New San Juan Islands Insider App to Reward Exploration

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:36PM

According to consumer research company, comScore, 80 percent of the U.S. population now owns a smartphone. Changing how people experience a destination, smartphones and the apps they run are rapidly becoming the go-to information gathering method for visitors to the San Juans.

Know before you go’ the key to negotiating holiday traffic

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:37PM

With Memorial Day fast approaching, now is the time to start planning ahead to avoid spending the holiday weekend stuck in traffic. Drivers also can:

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

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:37PM

Submitted by San Juan Island Trails Committee

Bacteria in branches naturally fertilize trees

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:37PM

Submitted by the University of Washington

Ferry food service hearing postponed

  • May 25, 2016 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."

Summer healing circle, Blue Camas Ln.

  • May 25, 2016 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

Opportunity Council calls on citizen for community action month

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:49PM

Submitted by Greg Winter

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