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Fitness center weighs future with salt; saltwater pool, that is

  • Feb 21, 2013 at 6:09PM

The powers that be at the Friday Harbor fitness center are considering whether to replace the traditional chlorinated water of its swimming pool with saltwater, known as Salt Pure, and are seeking input from community and its membership on the possible conversion.

House Democrats unveil $10 billion transportation plan

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 11:25AM

The cornerstone of a plan by the House Democrats to fund $10 billion in state transportation needs is a 10-cent increase in the state gas tax. Not everyone is onboard. "It shows how out of touch Olympia is when gas is at record highs...

Lopez man, 19, faces felony charges in high-speed September crash

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 4:36PM

Prosecutors claim Preston Yip was intoxicated and driving recklessly as he sped away from a parking area on False Bay Road on the evening of Sept. 7, with two Friday Harbor teens in tow. He reportedly lost control of his Honda sedan on a straightway and, after swerving back and forth across the gravel roadway several times, slammed into a tree at a high-rate of speed, shortly before 10 p.m.

Reality ignored by critics of PC appointment| Letters

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 4:46PM

It would be unconstitutional to disqualify a citizen from serving as a volunteer on a county panel because he or she is a member of an organization that filed an appeal with the GMHB.

Bishops make the call if partnership prevails | Letters

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 5:34PM

Despite any assurances about local control, in documents submitted to the state, PeaceHealth and CHI have made clear that Peace Island will soon report to a board under CHI/PeaceHealth control. CHI is an integral part of the Catholic Church itself, reporting directly through its board to the Holy See (the governing body of the Vatican) with oversight from the Catholic bishops.

Births: Frederick Prescott

  • Feb 23, 2013 at 7:29PM

Born Jan. 27 at 10:47 p.m., Frederick is the son of Brian Prescott and Terese Smith of Friday Harbor, and brother to siblings Dexter, 9, and Margaret, 2 1/2.

August wedding; Howard, Myers

  • Feb 25, 2013 at 5:00PM

Friday Harbor High School graduates plan on marrying this August at the Howard Homestead.

McCulloch earns Sumna Cum Laude honors

  • Feb 26, 2013 at 10:00AM

Jennie McCulloch, daughter of Fred and Mary McCulloch of Friday Harbor, graduated Sumna Cum Laude in December from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Brutal attack, sexual assault prompts two-year prison term for Orcas man

  • Feb 26, 2013 at 10:18AM

Fifty-two-year-old Frederick Hardtke ignited a vicious two-day attack at his Eastsound home by snatching a cell-phone out of his victim's hand, smashing it on the floor, and then grabbing and fiercely twisting one of the woman's arms, while at the same time threatening her with a handgun. According to court documents, he was intoxicated at the time.

Which public services are essential? | Guest Column

  • Feb 26, 2013 at 1:23PM

Next up in San Juan County's continuing series of Community Conversations: ‘What’s essential?' Forums will be held on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan islands the week of March 4.

Bacon hits trifecta at SJ EMS 2012 awards

  • Feb 26, 2013 at 2:49PM

Other award winners include, Jeremy Talobtt, who also received EMT of the Year honors; Ron Krebs, Rookie of the Year; Dr. Michael Edwards, Honorary EMS Assistant Chief Award; and Lainey Volk, who received the San Juan County Medical Program Director Award, presented by Dr. Michael Sullivan of Peace Island Medical Center, in recognition of her leadership, dedication and service.

An uneasy first in Friday Harbor

  • Feb 27, 2013 at 1:00PM updated at 3:09PM

San Juan County is home to 32 registered sex offenders, but David Franklin Stewart, who late last week moved into his San Juan Island home, is its only level 3 offender, a category considered at "high risk" to reoffend.

Inflammatory emails put decency, tolerance at risk | Letters

  • Feb 27, 2013 at 2:24PM

I’m not surprised about people criticizing me or expressing different opinions. That comes with the territory of running for office. What concerns me is the effect that viral e-mails with misinformation have on the culture of our community.

Email an earnest inquiry, not personal attack | Letters

  • Feb 27, 2013 at 2:59PM

I think that a citizen concerned about (Lisa Byers) views is justified in sending an e-mail to friends raising questions. Rather than treat these earnest inquiries as personal attacks, realize that you are running for office and answer the questions, in public, for all voters to see.

Cranium Gamium; Knowledge Bowl No. 19

  • Feb 27, 2013 at 2:28PM

The K-Bowl features two high school teams and one from the middle school matching wits against the civic clubs to answer tricky questions on a wide range of topics.

Judge rules against challenge to charter changes

  • Feb 27, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Feb 28, 2013 at 2:13PM

On the key issue of the disproportionate populations of the three legislative districts, Meyer wrote, "residency districts, as opposed to voting districts, may be unequal in population and size.

Lights, camera, action; FH film ‘Fest’

  • Feb 27, 2013 at 7:00PM

Spotlight shines on life in the Pacific Rim in FH’s first-ever festival of film

Giddyup: Pony Club's ‘Everything But the Horse’ rally

  • Feb 28, 2013 at 4:05PM

At the “introductory” rally, Saturday, March 2, participants will demonstrate and be scored on horse care skills, presentation and knowledge of required equipment without the added burden of having a horse to contend with as well.

Spotlight shines on the economics of 'creativity' at Art Council workshops

  • Feb 28, 2013 at 4:13PM

Studies show the arts play a significant role in a local economy and its vitality, according to Washington State Arts Commission Executive Director Kris Tucker. “This project helps us document at the local level just how important the arts are to community well-being, Tucker said.

Out with the old: medical center and EMS buildings on the block

  • Feb 28, 2013 at 5:00PM

San Juan Island's hospital district hopes to net $1.5 million or more from the sale or lease of the former EMS building and the shuttered medical center on Spring Street.

Arlene Mae Silver: 1920 — 2013 | Passages

  • Feb 28, 2013 at 7:00PM

Arlene enjoyed island living and felt blessed to have been able to spend her later years here. She often said going to town was like going to a party; she always met nice people and made new friends.

Hackles on high over health care | Letters

  • Feb 28, 2013 at 8:00PM

Thank heavens I am beyond reproductive age and don’t have to worry about the notorious Catholic strictures in that area, but of course hundreds of local women do have that concern.

Targeted by sequestration, Head Start braces for cuts

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 2:00PM updated at 4:39PM

The effect on San Juan Island cannot be determined yet, but Mary Ellen Lykins, program director for Skagit/Islands Head Start, parent agency of San Juan Island Head Start, estimates that "between 25 and 30 kids and their families would no longer receive services from Skagit/Islands Head Start."

Impartial info online at 'broadband' forum | Letters

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 2:28PM

Our goal is to provide a non-biased platform to discuss Broadband technologies in general, and to also provide a platform for the community to weigh in on the OPALCO plan. It is our desire to make this site the "GO TO" place to learn about broadband technologies in use around the world and specifically how that relates to our island communities.

How are we doing? Better than one might think | Guest Column

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 7:00PM

Based on 2012's fourth-quarter financial review, Auditor Milene Henley remains cautiously optimistic that the local economy is heading in a positive direction. "In particular, licenses, permits, and charges for goods and services in the Community Development and Planning Department bested last year’s results by almost 35 percent," Henley notes.

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