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Opportunity Council calls on citizen for community action month

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:49PM

Submitted by Greg Winter

Updates made to county housing codes

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:57PM

Building permit applications submitted on or after July 1, 2016, will need to meet the requirements of the 2015 International Codes and Washington State Amendments. Please see the attached list of some of the significant changes. Chief Building Official, Fred Schaller, has added several specifications in red. The County will continue working on adding more specifications and links to other resources. If you would like to continue receiving information such as this, please sign up for our permitting and inspections news flashes and notifications. Select "News Flash" from the available lists, click on the envelope next to "Permitting & Inspections," and follow the instructions to activate.

Sheriffs Log

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:58PM

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

Common Sense Alliance takes case to U.S. Supreme Court

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 1:01PM

Common Sense Alliance has taken its objections to San Juan County's Critical Area Ordinance to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Opal applies for state grant for housing project in Eastsound

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:02PM

OPAL Community Land Trust is pursuing a major affordable housing project for Orcas Island.

PWWA looks toward regulations of whale watching drones

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:04PM

Islanders and Pacific Whale Watch Association members have long been protective of local whales and proactive in their attempts to ensure these wild animals stay just that – wild. With hobby drones becoming more popular the PWWA is already taking steps to regulate the use of these Unmanned Aerial Vehicles around orcas and other wildlife.

State Parks offers two ‘free’ days in June

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:04PM

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer two "free days" next month: Saturday, June 4, recognition of National Trails Day and Saturday, June 11, National Get Outdoors Day. Visitors will not need to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits to state parks on these dates.

State updates permit to treat aquatic invasive species

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:06PM

Some minor updates are in store for a permit used by Washington state agencies to treat marine algae and aquatic animal species not native to state waters. Once non-native species become established in a new environment where there are few natural enemies or disease to keep them in check, they may spread rapidly and cause biological and economic harm

San Juan Community Theatre is calling for auditions

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:06PM

Islanders get a chance to have fun with improvisation and help San Juan Community Theatre at the same time during its annual summer fundraiser in July.

Larsen Votes Against Defense Bill That Sets Irresponsible Strategy, Allows Discrimination

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:16PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. (link)—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, issued the following statement after voting against the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017, the country's annual defense policy bill.

Jolly Trolley offers tours of San Juan

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:17PM

Friday Harbor's Jolly Trolley has begun offering tours of the islands' top tourist attractions in an old-fashioned, authentic trolley.

San Juan County Public Hospital District meeting

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:18PM

Notice of special meeting on San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1. Meeting is for EMS work sessions to develop framework for the SJIEMS Strategic Plan on Monday, May 23, from 12 p.m. to approximately 6 p.m. in the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building, 1079 Spring St.

Hicks Bay renamed to Hix’s Bay

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:19PM

At its regular semi-annual meeting yesterday, the Washington State Committee on Geographic Names approved proposals from Washington residents to officially designate two geographic features in the state. The committee's selections will go before the Board of Natural Resources (acting as the Washington State Board on Geographic Names) for a final decision at one of its regular public meetings.

What does heart failure really mean

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:19PM

Dr. Elisa Zaragoza-Macias, MPG, Cardiologist from Peace Health North Cascade Cardiology, will be Mended Hearts guest speaker. Her presentation will feature information to help attendees understand diagnosis of Heart Failure.

Special Port Commision meeting to continue

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:20PM

The May 19th Special Port Commission meeting and Executive Session will continue tomorrow, May 20th at 10:30am at the Spring Street Landing Pier meeting room. The purpose of continuing the Executive Session: Personnel – To evaluate the qualifications of applicants for public employment, pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 (g).

Sports Report

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:28PM


Who were early island Chinese and Japanese immigrants?

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:37PM

They came with their families, they carried their babies on boats and they envisioned a better life for themselves. They worked in orchards, in hotels and in the quarries. Some eventually bought farms.

Greek Tragedy Meets Early 20th-Century in HD Opera

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:37PM

The final edition of the 2015-2016 The Met: Live in HD season presents Strauss's "Elektra" at San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m. . Elektra unites the commanding impact of Greek tragedy with the unsettling insights of early-20th-century Freudian psychology. The drama unfolds in a single act of rare vocal and orchestral power. Director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn't live to see his great production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner, who portrays Elektra's primal quest for vengeance for the murder of her father, Agamemnon. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra's fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass-baritone Eric Owens are Elektra's troubled siblings. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for SJCT members and $10 for student reserved. Tickets are at or at the SJCT Box Office: 378-3210.

Honoring local veterans: Traditional Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m.

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 6:42PM

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor

Advantage Horsemanship Clinic

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 26, 2016 at 9:20AM

This two-day program completely customized to you and your horse.

Judah Finney elected as delegate for Republican National Convention

  • May 26, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 1:37PM

Judah Finney, San Juan County Republican State Committee Man, was elected as an Alternate Delegate to the National Republican Convention in Cleveland, Ohio this upcoming July. Judah, raised on San Juan Island, has represented San County Republicans at the State Committee level and has supported local county Republican work. He is known for his excellent writing skills as he contributed to the WSRP Platform as a member of the State Platform Committee. Achieving a place on the Cruz Slate at the Washington State Convention Judah was elected from the Congressional District 2 Caucus. Forty four delegates and forty one alternates will travel to Cleveland, Ohio in July to represent Washington Republicans in nominating the Presidential Candidate and developing the National Republican Platform. Alternate Delegates such as Judah will rotate onto the Convention floor to vote for Convention business as Delegates rotate out for breaks. We can all watch for him in the internet and television coverage of the Convention. Even though it is most likely Donald Trump will be the Republican Nominee for President, Cruz supporters are going to the National Convention to encourage conservative work on the national platform as well as unite behind Donald Trump. It should be an exciting Convention.

Court’s voiding of minority tax initiative protects democracy

  • May 27, 2016 at 9:20AM

Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, issued the following statement today after the Washington State Supreme Court voided in its entirety Initiative 1366 which would have forced a constitutional amendment that would likely have reduced resources for services critical to Washingtonians.

Libertarian Brian Luke Runs for 2nd Congressional District Seat

  • May 27, 2016 at 10:52AM

Submitted by the office of Brian Luke for Congress

Salish Sea Music Festival coming in June

  • May 28, 2016 at 1:30AM

Submitted by the Salish Sea Music Festival

OIHS students speak with science teacher aboard Nautilus

  • May 29, 2016 at 1:30AM

Floating off the coast of Vancouver Island is the world famous Exploration Vessel Nautilus, and aboard that ship is Spring Street International School teacher Timothy Dwyer.

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