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- Jul 24, 2013 at 2:04PM
It's easy to be part of island history. Join the lineup at Lime Kiln State Park for an aerial photograph commemorating the 100th anniversary of Washington State Parks... and don't forget to say 'cheese'.
- Jul 24, 2013 at 3:07PM
Watch Airlift NW in action in a simulated rescue, talk with Airlift representatives and meet the company's AirCare members at an open house, Thursday, 4-6 p.m., hosted at the home of Pat and Stephanie O'Day.
- Jul 25, 2013 at 5:00AM
San Juan Hospice offers help for those of us of the so-called ‘sandwich’ generation
- Jul 25, 2013 at 6:00AM
Captain Carli's Whale Watching Tours has been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2013, for the second year in a row. And Highland Inn B & B earned the online travel agency's award of excellence as well.
- Jul 25, 2013 at 10:52AM
The two fires, which together scorched about one-third acre of brush near Harbor Ridge Trailer Park on Roche Harbor Road, occurred shortly after 1 p.m., July 23, and were no more than 1,000 feet apart. The cause of the fires remains under investigation, with the illegal use of personal fireworks cited as a possible cause.
- Jul 25, 2013 at 11:19AM
A fund to assist Cathaleen Cavanagh with her "out of pocket" medical expenses for cancer treatments has been set up at Islanders Bank, 225 Blair, Friday Harbor, or the Orcas Branch, 475 Fern Street, Eastsound. Proceeds from this fund will be used only for direct medical expenses not covered by insurance.
- Jul 25, 2013 at 3:29PM
Robert "Bob" Erickson of Friday Harbor died Saturday, July 20, at his home in Casa Grande, Ariz. He was 74.
- Jul 25, 2013 at 6:00PM
With more than 58,000 take-offs and landings a year Friday Harbor Airport remains one of the busiest in Washington state.
- Jul 23, 2013 at 3:24PM
Ellen Roberts and Judy Lingerfelt exchanged vows at their wedding ceremony July 18
- Jul 26, 2013 at 6:06PM
Ecology Youth Corps Supervisor Erik Moore noted that this summer’s program has been a great success and that the island group is covering more miles than any other youth corps group in the state.
- Jul 26, 2013 at 5:00PM updated Jul 27, 2013 at 5:29PM
Based upon a recent state Supreme Court ruling, local conservation districts must impose at least part of their property assessments on a "per acre" basis rather than "per parcel". An additional nickel would raise approximately $3,000 per year, most of which would go to the county for administration fees rather than to the conservation district for land conservation programs.
- Jul 26, 2013 at 7:41PM
Pod Nods are led by museum educators with assistance from other adults. Youth participants will learn to value whales and their environment through art projects, science labs, music, games, and the traditional flashlight tour of the exhibit hall.
- Jul 27, 2013 at 7:40PM
Friday Harbor Animal Protection Society is seeking photos of island pets for a "San Juan Island Pets" 2014 calendar, the first step of a prospective fundraiser to benefit the animal shelter. Deadline is Aug. 19, so get snappin'.
- Jul 27, 2013 at 8:00PM
Friends of the San Juans is sponsoring a free interpretive shoreline/beach walk, complete with hands-on activities to keep you entertained, Thursday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn about geology, forage fish, shoreline vegetation and about species of fish that make their home in the nearshore.
- Jul 28, 2013 at 7:45PM
The “Colockum Park” fire, in Chelan County was first discovered early Saturday and is reported to have grown to an area covering more than 1.5 square miles. Two buildings have reportedly been destroyed by the blaze.
- Jul 28, 2013 at 7:16PM
Dr. Daniel Gonzalez-Socoloske, associate editor of the Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals, will offer a summary of his research Wednesday, July 31, in a lecture entitled, "Hunger in Paradise? Seasonal Variation in Food Availability to Manatees in a Flooding Wetland", starting at 7 p.m., at the Whale Museum.
- Jul 29, 2013 at 6:00AM
Urbach, perhaps best known as a gifted singer (One More Time Band) and actress (playing the part of Maria in the Community Theatre’s recent production of “The Sound of Music”) said her stint as a columnist had a direct influence on bringing her story to the page. “My main character, Claire, writes a blog that is interspersed among the chapters...”
- Jul 29, 2013 at 8:00AM
Friday Harbor's Kendra Meeker clinched a berth in the Washington Juniors Golf Association state tournament by finishing second, one stroke off the lead, last week at the WJGA District 1 Championship, at Peninsula Golf Course, in Port Angeles.
- Jul 29, 2013 at 7:11PM
Richard Norris leaves behind a legacy of scholarship in his published papers and his contributions to UW Friday Harbor Labs, such as the Zoo/Bot course he and friend and colleague Eugene Kozloff introduced in 1973. He is missed by his graduate students and colleagues scattered all over the world who recall his mentorship, sense of humor, and his hats!
- Jul 29, 2013 at 7:29PM
The much larger than expected turnout of concerned citizens — together with a coal ship, ferry boat, oil spill, informative signs, and singing children — had such an effect, that the judges deemed us “Spectacular”.
- Jul 30, 2013 at 10:00AM
The 7th annual Concours d’Elegance is Sunday, Aug. 25, on the grounds of San Juan Island Vineyards.
- Jul 30, 2013 at 10:18AM
The service consists of a one-hour site visit by a qualified wetlands professional, determination of whether a wetland exists in a location of concern.
- Jul 30, 2013 at 3:00PM
For the past 20 years the former music teacher turned storyteller has toured the Pacific Northwest, as well as other parts of the country, as the star of a one-woman “living history’ program.
- Jul 30, 2013 at 4:08PM
County Auditor Milene Henley said that after Superior Court Judge Don Eaton decided that the tracking system violated a state law that requires any voting system to obtain federal certification, she decided not to appeal that decision, but instead to abandon the MIBT system, even though Henley insists that the MIBT system did not in any way compromise ballot secrecy.
- Jul 30, 2013 at 8:00PM
Why do people put in a photo of the person at a very young age, someone who was born in, say, 1920 when the current year is 2013?