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- posted Jun 8, 2011 at 2:36 PM— updated Jun 8, 2011 at 3:44 PM
Islanders Bank celebrates 'Customer Appreciation Day' at Friday Harbor branch Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- posted Jun 9, 2011 at 7:47 PM
- posted Jun 14, 2011 at 10:59 AM— updated Jun 15, 2011 at 2:23 PM
Washingto State Ferries has made “significant progress” in shoring up its bottom line through an assortment of cost-cutting moves. He prefaced a sort of State of the State Agency address by highlighting a handful of those spending reductions, according to Assistant Secretary David Moseley
- posted Jun 16, 2011 at 8:51 AM
The San Juan County Fairgrounds now has a beautiful, new arena fence, thanks to the efforts of a Friday Harbor High School student.
- posted Jun 19, 2011 at 4:14 PM— updated Jun 19, 2011 at 6:21 PM
While Friday's guilty plea marks the beginning of the end of Harris-Moore's case in federal court — sentencing is slated for Oct. 28 — he faces more than 30 criminal charges filed in four different counties in Washington state, including 16 felonies allegedly committed in San Juan County.
- posted Jun 20, 2011 at 9:04 AM— updated Feb 17, 2012 at 5:56 PM
The City Cantabile Choir celebrated the life of Ruffles the killer whale, who has been missing since the fall, during the 12th annual "Orca Sing"
Parking fees take effect at Washington state parks beginning July 1; yearly 'Discover Pass' available online
- posted Jun 21, 2011 at 12:36 PM— updated Jun 23, 2011 at 9:57 AM
Beginning July 1, the pass is required to park in recreation lands and water-access sites managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
- posted Jun 22, 2011 at 3:45 PM— updated Jun 22, 2011 at 4:51 PM
The San Juan County Parks and Fair Department is seeking input from residents as it begins development of a “Master Plan” for the fairgrounds. Planners want to know what county residents think the future of the fairgrounds should be and hear their ideas about how to make that future a reality.
- posted Jun 29, 2011 at 9:57 AM— updated Jul 1, 2011 at 3:06 PM
Orcas Island resident Victor Boede, 53, was killed in a single-car rollover accident the night of Tuesday, June 28. Emergency responders found Boede deceased beside the Olga Road, just south of the Lambiel Museum the next morning, after a county road crew happened on the scene and called for help.
- posted Jul 5, 2011 at 2:53 PM— updated Jul 5, 2011 at 4:45 PM
After 13 years at the helm of one of the school’s most successful athletic programs, Carlton announced last week to his players and school officials that he would be stepping down as head coach.
- posted Jul 5, 2011 at 4:41 PM
Kevin Klein, Friday Harbor, PSA San Juan Islands, CCA Northsound There is "Good", there is "Very Good", and then there is "Crazy Good". The San Juans since the July 1st. salmon opener have been "Crazy Good". I had a funny feeling that there would be Kings around, but couldn't imagine this. Fish are everywhere, North, South, East, and West. They are biting on everything, but feeding mostly on Candlefish. I have been using the "Tailwagger" and "4 lite" spoons by Silver Horde behind a Q-cove flasher with much success. However, these are hungry salmon, and hootchies and bait are also working. Troll close to the bottom, elevated a bit more than blackmouth, but not much.I have caught a lot of clipped fish, and have actually just been releasing unclipped salmon, and keeping hatchery. That's good to see. So are the multiple reports of big Chinook over 30lb.s. The upcoming Bellingham Derby could take a real monster to win it. I had 5 fish to the boat on the morning of the 4th by 7 a.m., and this has been common. The San Juans are now "Ground Zero" for some of the best salmon fishing on the planet. I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story.
- posted Jul 8, 2011 at 11:11 AM— updated Jul 8, 2011 at 5:45 PM
Six members of the crew suffered injuries, two of whom were airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital with broken bones and hypothermia.
- posted Jul 18, 2011 at 8:59 AM— updated Jul 18, 2011 at 11:36 AM
An aircraft downed on Lopez Island, no one was injured
- posted Jul 25, 2011 at 9:03 AM— updated Jul 26, 2011 at 10:15 AM
At least four people were airlifted from Shaw Island with injuries and 40 people were treated with less severe injuries on island after an accident on a hayride went “terribly wrong.”
- posted Jul 29, 2011 at 9:09 AM
One of civilization’s oldest art forms is storytelling. It preserves traditions, honors ancestors and ignites peoples’ imaginations. An Orcas couple is presenting four days of traditional, live storytelling with professionals from across the country.
- posted Aug 1, 2011 at 2:37 PM— updated Aug 2, 2011 at 9:28 AM
A significant policy shift written into the proposed “Code Enforcement” ordinance for San Juan County would give Community Development and Planning the right to levy civil financial penalties for code violations. Citizens of the Common Sense Alliance are concerned that as presently worded, the ordinance could also significantly expand the CDPD director’s powers beyond the limits of enforcing county code.
- posted Aug 4, 2011 at 8:59 AM
The Shoreline Visioning Meetings will focus on gathering and understanding public preferences regarding future shoreline development.
- posted Aug 11, 2011 at 9:06 AM— updated Aug 12, 2011 at 10:44 AM
When Colton Harris-Moore signed on the dotted line with 20th Century Fox, it was with one objective: make enough money to pay back his burglary victims.
- posted Aug 17, 2011 at 10:18 AM
Gov. Chris Gregoire today announced she has asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to determine whether to designate the entire state of Washington a farm disaster area due to weather-related productions delays and crop losses.
- posted Aug 18, 2011 at 12:03 PM— updated Aug 24, 2011 at 3:42 PM
See this year's contestants at the most popular fashion show at the fair
- posted Aug 23, 2011 at 12:58 PM— updated Aug 23, 2011 at 2:37 PM
While it appears that most people are still recycling, there’s one rumor that appears to be true: the amount of garbage dropped at county transfer stations is still in decline. County Solid Waste Manager Steve Alexander said transfer station operators in Skagit, Whatcom and Island counties occasionally tell him they’re seeing loads from San Juan County.
- posted Aug 23, 2011 at 1:29 PM— updated Aug 23, 2011 at 5:15 PM
The Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division will use the funding to build a barrier and gate to keep walk-on customers separated from vehicle traffic during ferry loading and off-loading. The project will also include signs to direct foot passengers to the terminal exit, town landmarks, and pick-up/drop-off areas.
- posted Aug 24, 2011 at 4:22 PM— updated Aug 26, 2011 at 2:31 PM
Sergeant David DeVere of the Washington State Patrol said Legate came to a complete stop on the two-lane highway where it intersects with Lee Road. He said the driver of the bread truck had little time to react, slammed into the driver's side of Legate's pickup and "T-boned" the vehicle at about 50 mph, on a stretch of road where the speed limit is 60 mph.
- posted Aug 29, 2011 at 1:45 PM— updated Aug 31, 2011 at 11:10 AM
Most areas of Puget Sound will close to recreational crab fishing at sunset on Labor Day, with summer catch reports due by Oct. 1.
- posted Aug 30, 2011 at 4:24 PM— updated Aug 31, 2011 at 11:23 AM
The TW Legacy, which ran aground early Saturday morning while traveling through Thatcher Pass, may have been carrying between 50 to 400 gallons of diesel at the time it struck the rocks and then sank near Decatur Island.