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Margaret Ann Hodgson Jenison: 1931—2013 | Passages

  • Oct 3, 2013 at 6:00AM

As a fourth-generation pioneer family on Lopez Island, Margaret Ann leaves the seventh generation of her family to live in the Richardson area of Lopez Island.

Fear them? Trust us? New playbook for local elections?

  • Oct 3, 2013 at 11:00AM

Fear what can happen when you allow progressive thoughts to manifest here in the San Juans Islands.

League of Women Voters to host election forums

  • Oct 3, 2013 at 11:12AM

The election seasons heats up in October, with the local League of Women Voters sponsoring a series of candidate and ballot measure forums, beginning Monday, Oct. 7, on San Juan Island.

Doctor in the house? Yes, Fraley-McRoberts earns Ph.D

  • Oct 3, 2013 at 11:23AM

Celebrating Lisa's achievement's in Minneapolis were parents Dr. George and Judy Fraley of Friday Harbor, and husband, Michael McRoberts, also of Friday Harbor High School, Class of '81.

Savor the San Juans: October's Finest

  • Oct 3, 2013 at 3:00PM

“Savor the San Juans”, ties together under the biggest of umbrellas a whole host of early autumn activities, festivals and events scheduled throughout the archipelago’s three largest and most populated islands.

Tchaikovsky tale to shine in high-def

  • Oct 4, 2013 at 4:00AM

Come watch this fateful romance unfold between lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin set in the late 19th century.

4-H: Keeping communities connected

  • Oct 4, 2013 at 7:00AM

Each island has a number of clubs with a variety of different program for children and youths to join.

Absurd? You bet... but American Camp closure deserves respect | Guest Column

  • Oct 4, 2013 at 9:14AM

Now, I know its inconvenient to be denied entrance to our parks and our favorite walking trails, but I also feel that we must respect those others affected by this shut down. The 800,000 federal workers who can't feed their families or pay their bills; those children unable to go to Head Start; those mothers unable to get help feeding their children on the WIC program; those people in cancer studies being sent home afraid they could die if the studies aren't continued.

Writer does more than mislead in issue of maternity care | Letters

  • Oct 4, 2013 at 4:57PM

To characterize a decision not to provide a service as abandonment is wholly inaccurate and deliberately inflammatory. It does a disservice to everyone, and we’d like to set the record straight.

Oompah-pah? Sounds like Oktoberfest

  • Oct 4, 2013 at 6:53PM

It's the best of ‘Island Style’ Bavaria on hand at the 19th almost-annual Oktoberfest celebration, Saturday, Oct. 5, at the county fairgrounds, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Personnel changes at county planning department in store, office hours to be extended

  • Oct 4, 2013 at 6:22PM

Rene Beliveau will step down as director of the Community Development and Planning Department Nov. 4; Sam Gibboney of Public Works will serve as acting director following his departure. Meanwhile the doors of CD&PD will be open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 14.

Counterpoint: author distorts record in matter of 'trust' | Guest Column

  • Oct 6, 2013 at 6:41PM

The letter suggests that we promoted the Anti-Democratic candidates in what was supposed to be a non-partisan campaign. The real fact is that we were issue-driven in selecting our candidates.

Train for free to help monitor beaches by bird identification

  • Oct 6, 2013 at 6:13PM

COASST is looking for volunteers to collect data on beach-cast carcasses of marine birds on a monthly basis to establish the baseline pattern of bird mortality on North Pacific beaches. Data collected addresses important marine conservation issues and protects marine resources.

Tug-of-war over CAO headed to court

  • Oct 6, 2013 at 6:22PM

On Oct. 1, the Common Sense Alliance filed a petition for review in San Juan County Superior Court, contesting the ruling by the Growth Management Hearings Board in the CAO update case. Over the next few days, Friends of the San Juans, P.J. Taggares Co. and William H. Wright took the opportunity to file appeals of their own.

Ranker earns environmental group's top award

  • Oct 6, 2013 at 7:04PM

Washington Conservation Voters awarded state Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, its highest honor by naming him the 2013 “Legislator of the Year.” Ranker was bestowed the award for his leadership during and following the 2013 Legislative Session.

Clash over broadband; another board member steps down

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 10:24AM

In his letter of resignation, board member John Bogert said he supported the board's effort to explore two alternative broadband deployment strategies, "OPALCO-only and a partnership with CenturyLink and/or other providers". But more recent developments prompted a parting of the ways.

Letter writer errs on comments about maternity services | Letters

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 10:09AM

Ms. Harrington failed to understand my comments. To clarify, Peace Island Medical Center physicians do not provide maternity services, as was the case when they were at the Inter Island Medical Center.

FH tripped up by Pioneers | Football

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Oct 31, 2013 at 10:05AM

Steenkolk tallies three TDs, gains 233 yards in 35-28 narrow defeat

From miracle to menace; the alarming tale of cactoblatis

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 11:45AM

San Juan Island author and noted conservationist Terry Domico hopes to tell the tale of Australia's prickly pear cactus infestation and the cactoblastis moth with the aid of a Kickstarter campaign. Learn more about the strange, surprising saga in a presentation by Domico, Wednesday, Oct. 9, at San Juan Island Library, beginning at 7 p.m.

Murder in a border town: an author’s account

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 11:00AM

Billed as an illuminating portrait of a southwestern tragedy, the book follows the brutal murder that rocked the Arizona border town of Arivaca

Prep sports roundup: Volleyball team extends win streak; football, soccer squad fall short in tangle with Trojans

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 11:16AM

The Friday Harbor volleyball team collected its second win of the season over a Division 1A rival and remains unbeaten, at 5-0, with a three-game sweep at home, Oct. 3, over Meridian.

Ian K. Gatley: 1931—2013 | Passages

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 12:00PM

For the last 20 years, Ian had made the San Juans his home, living the good life in retirement, just the way he wanted. He loved the lifestyle Friday Harbor provided, the people, and calm pace where there always seemed to be plenty of time to savor life as it happened.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: 'Remember My Name' vigil, Oct. 10

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 5:00PM

The vigil will be held in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October, a time in which the community is encouraged to come together to build awareness and partnerships to end the cycle of domestic violence.

‘New chapter’ for OPALCO? Here’s what we’d like to see | Guest Column

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 7:00AM

Let’s make conservation, investment in ‘green energy’ part of the solution

Loretta Smith: 1921—2013 | Passages

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 7:00AM

Loretta lived in Friday Harbor, Wash., with her husband Tuck Smith for 22 years. She was active at the Friday Harbor Library as a volunteer, she was an avid bridge player, and an avid lover of dachshunds all of her life.

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