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- Nov 7, 2013 at 1:21PM
Why does Homeland Security need to expand their base of operations here? Will there be holding cells; armed and uniformed officials guarding the doors on that corner? Why must this be at the very center of the Friday Harbor tourist area?
- Nov 7, 2013 at 2:55PM
Islanders can use two computers and the county's wireless service to connect to the internet at the Legislative Building in Friday Harbor during regular business hours.
- Nov 7, 2013 at 6:21PM
Islanders on Orcas and San Juan are able to talk to each other by telephone after CenturyLink restored phone service between the two islands at about 4 p.m., Thursday. Residents and businesses still grappling with disruption to electronic communication.
- Nov 8, 2013 at 8:00AM
The course will be presented by Bryan Hoyer, who is an inventor and entrepreneur who spent 25 years in silicon valley before moving to the islands in 2007.
- Nov 8, 2013 at 10:36AM
Friday Harbor put up big numbers on the scoreboard in their final game of the season, dealing the visiting Pirates of Vashon Island a 54-17 defeat.
- Nov 8, 2013 at 10:00AM
My red truck got stuck in a ditch and I tried myself to get it out, making it worse. I called AAA and All Seasons Towing arrived.
- Nov 8, 2013 at 11:00AM
Domenech takes business manager post after 11 years with county
- Nov 8, 2013 at 11:08AM
Friday Harbor officials issued a statement Nov. 7 in response to concerns raised over the Department of Homeland Security's pending move from the port marina into the heart of the town. "...the Town has no say or involvement in the private real estate dealings..."
- Nov 8, 2013 at 12:00PM updated at 3:16PM
In addition to being an official request for help from state agencies and resources, the declaration is step one in creating access for businesses to seek reimbursement for lost revenue because of the widespread communication failure.
- Nov 8, 2013 at 3:00PM
A beloved mother, Ardell will be remembered for her heart filled with gratitude and her warm and caring presence.
- Nov 8, 2013 at 4:05PM
The conference room at the San Juan County Legislative building that has been open for public Internet use since the day after the communications outage began, will be available for public use Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- Nov 8, 2013 at 6:00PM
The museum and its parent group, the San Juan Island Historical Society, recently launched a fundraising drive to help finance the project.
- Nov 9, 2013 at 6:00AM
Love, jealousy, betrayal, tyranny, power, persuasion, and more
- Nov 9, 2013 at 10:00AM
This office has been and continues to be supportive of farmers and farmland owners.
- Nov 9, 2013 at 7:00PM
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services would like to offer our deepest gratitude to all who volunteered, donated the amazing food
- Nov 10, 2013 at 1:22PM
OPALCO’s data communications system is now carrying the phone and data traffic for San Juan Island, and providing 911 and phone solutions for the rest of San Juan County until CenturyLink can repair or replace their failed submarine cable.
- Nov 10, 2013 at 6:35PM
The works of local composer Alex Shapiro will be featured in an Evening Prayer service hosted by Saint David’s Episcopal Church, Saturday, Nov. 16, beginning at 5 p.m. The performance also features local musicians Dorothy Baker, piano, Pamela Stewart, flute, Sue Collado, clarinet, and Pat Nelson, bassoon.
- Nov 10, 2013 at 7:18PM
Low Impact Development is a planning, design and engineering approach to managing storm water run-off. The workshop is designed to help building and landscaping professionals emphasize conservation and the use of on-site natural features to protect water quality.
- Nov 10, 2013 at 7:09PM
some of us had never taken advantage of the library’s online capabilities—until last week when our usual sources failed us and the library became a refuge. Its computers, laptops and internet capabilities were a godsend to islanders.
- Nov 11, 2013 at 8:35AM
In a Saturday morning conference call, CenturyLink reported that its repair crews had a “temporary fix” in place providing about 20 percent of the telephone capacity the system had before an undersea cable broke early Tuesday morning.
- Nov 11, 2013 at 7:44PM
A memorial will be held at Circle 8 BMX Trail Site in Seattle on Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. An island memorial will be held the following week. You can view or post tributes on the Facebook page: Johnny Waycock.
- Nov 11, 2013 at 7:39PM
Located at a depth of 280 feet in San Juan Channel, and roughly 5,000 feet off-shore of Lopez Island, the cable was suspended along a rock face south of where it had originally been placed, according to the telecommunication company.
- Nov 12, 2013 at 9:29AM
“Exploring the Salish Seafloor: things you never knew” by Gary Greene of the SeaDoc Society on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m., at Emmanuel Parish Hall, Orcas Island
- Nov 12, 2013 at 12:08PM
Maybe we need someone in that job who understands the seriousness of what happened and is working hard to make sure it is fixed quickly and never happens again
- Nov 12, 2013 at 2:12PM
Spokeswoman Jan Kampbell of CenturyLink will be at Friday Harbor House, 3-6 p.m., today (Tuesday) to field questions or hear from islanders about the recent communications outage.