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- Mar 6, 2014 at 5:00AM
San Juan Fitness is offering “the basic” American Red Cross Lifeguarding course.
- Feb 11, 2014 at 9:00AM
Can the high school 9th-10th team make it three in a row? Find out tonight; doors open at 6:30 p.m.
- Mar 6, 2014 at 4:00PM
What are you doing next Wednesday— March 12—for lunch?
- Mar 7, 2014 at 9:00AM
The planetarium program “Under the Night Sky” catapults viewers from our own solar system and out into deep space.
- Mar 7, 2014 at 11:00AM
The third annual Isle Be Wed wedding show, a two-day event and the only one of its kind in the San Juan Islands, is March 8 on Orcas Island and March 9 on San Juan Island. The show features 40 different vendors promoting an intriguing array of services, products and venues that can help make that very special day both truly memorable and deliciously complete.
- Feb 12, 2014 at 2:22PM
San Juan Island hospital district needed to hit the 60-percent mark, or better, to replace its 6-year EMS levy with one that does not require future voter approval. It garnered 55.2 percent of 5,789 ballots counted in the initial tally of the Feb. 11 election.
- Mar 7, 2014 at 2:00PM
Island Rec is sponsoring its third annual table tennis tournament, March 16
- Feb 12, 2014 at 3:00PM
“Dog Days, Raven Nights” is a behind-the-scenes look at adventures of field science and an insightful exploration of relationships, animal and human.
- Feb 12, 2014 at 4:00PM
True West examines the brothers’ relationship and how their roles become reversed as conflict between the two arises.
- Feb 12, 2014 at 5:46PM
According to the San Juan County Sheriff's Department, a newly licensed 16-year-old Friday Harbor girl and three passengers, 15-17 years in age, were involved in the rollover collision. All four were wearing safety belts at the time, Sheriff Rob Nou said in a press release.
- Feb 12, 2014 at 6:00PM
Bump in sales tax would net $220K a year for road projects
- Feb 12, 2014 at 8:00PM
The future looks startling to those of us who comprise the “silver tsunami”
- Mar 7, 2014 at 8:25PM
Denny was born in Anacortes, Wash. to Ed and Edith Martel and graduated from Friday Harbor High School with the Class of 1959, his graduating quote, “I find joy in living, Why Not!”
- Feb 13, 2014 at 5:00AM
National Parks Service Superintendent Lee Taylor will lead a 3-mile roundtrip trek along the new Westcott Bay Trail at English Camp
- Jan 29, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Feb 5, 2013 at 8:51AM
Residents of the San Juans and Anacortes will rally Feb. 18 in Olympia to persuade legislators to preserve ferry funding. They hope to go armed with vox populi, in the form of a petition. The petition is online at www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?plancfcp&101. To sign, CLICK HERE
- Feb 19, 2009 at 10:05AM updated Feb 26, 2013 at 3:30PM
Lopez resident David Fisher died while snowboarding with his two sons at the Mount Baker ski area on Wednesday, Feb. 18 in the early afternoon.
'Where is Tomorrow's Farmer?' filmed on San Juan Island; explores the issue of bringing younger people into sustainable farming
- Sep 2, 2009 at 10:00AM updated Sep 10, 2013 at 11:08AM
Filmmaker Mike Hurwicz of Orcas Island has filmed a 10-minute video, "Where Is Tomorrow's Farmer?", on San Juan Island. The film includes footage of the Community Garden at Ackley's Corner, Heritage Farm, the Farmers Market, and Thirsty Goose Farm. It explores the issue of bringing younger people into sustainable farming, and features commentary from island farmers and other community members who talk of how important it is that we look at the value of this kind of work, and how important it is that the age-old knowledge of how to feed ourselves is retained and passed on.
Lopez farmer sues San Juan County over ordinance requiring vendor permits; says law is discriminatory, unconstitutional
- Sep 16, 2009 at 3:00PM updated at 5:20PM
Lopez Island grower Gary Franco has sued San Juan County over its ordinance requiring some vendors to obtain a permit to sell in public places. Franco teamed up with the Institute for Justice — an advocate for the rights of entrepreneurs — in the suit, announced today in a press conference on the courthouse steps.
- Sep 16, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Sep 18, 2013 at 9:21AM
Minutes before the 5 a.m. start, instructions are given in French. Local ultra-marathoner and county prosecutor Randy Gaylord listened intensely, but couldn't understand a word that was spoken. A few seconds before the hour, the countdown begins, in French, from 10 to one, and at the shout of "Allez!" all 800 runners, wearing headlamps, begin running in the dark and cold, as the temperatures were in the 30s and cloud deck low, similar to the Pacific Northwest. This would be a long day for all of them.
- Sep 17, 2009 at 2:03PM
Ferry Advisory Committee members asked that I provide you with a letter for publication that explains the changes in the new fall schedule that is effective Sept. 27. Summer is nearly over, and the new WSF fall schedule will take effect on Sunday, Sept. 27. There are several changes that everyone needs to understand.
- Sep 21, 2009 at 3:00PM updated Sep 24, 2013 at 11:11AM
- Sep 24, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 2:54PM
The first of three public meetings is scheduled today on the National Marine Fisheries Service's proposal to put more distance between vessels and the Southern Resident killer whales. The meeting is tonight, 7-9 p.m., in the Pier One Main Warehouse, 100 Commercial Ave., Anacortes. Other meetings are scheduled Sept. 30, 7-9 p.m., at the Seattle Aquarium, Pier 59, Seattle; Oct. 5, 7-9 p.m., in the San Juan Island Grange Hall, Friday Harbor.
- Oct 6, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Oct 13, 2013 at 2:42PM
"Lost" gill nets are never really lost. Fishing boat operators cut loose snagged nets and get their boats free and head for port. The derelict nets remain where they were snagged — often for decades — catching and killing marine life.
- Oct 13, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 3:38PM
Friday Harbor Town Administrator King Fitch has a daughter and grandchildren in Nashville, where the H1N1 flu virus re-emerged this fall. His 8-year-old granddaughter, Eleanor, was one of the first to become ill — and she became very ill. At Fitch's request, his daughter Stephanie Shippen, described the experience in an email to share with people who have not yet seen the effect swine flu can have on young children. Here is her description of how the disease progressed.
- Oct 14, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 4:45PM
The Evergreen State pulled up to the ferry landing as Dave Jorgensen and Sonia Mattoon exchanged wedding vows on the Orcas Hotel lawn Aug. 15. It was an extra special moment for the bride, who might have considered the ferry more wedding guest than seagoing vessel. She was born on the ferry 30 years ago.