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- Apr 9, 2014 at 8:00AM
The San Juan Islands Scenic Byway became Washington’s newest state byway in the spring of 2009.
- Apr 9, 2014 at 11:00AM
San Juan County member/owners of the OPALCO co-op are being asked to vote in two new board members.
- Apr 9, 2014 at 3:00PM
OPALCO elections have often been decided with a turnout of about 10 percent of the co-op’s 12,000 members
- Apr 9, 2014 at 4:56PM
Rural places need workable connectivity even more than do urban areas. The ability to reach the outside world levels the economic playing field and creates jobs. It gives island kids reasons to stay where they were brought up and keep young, fresh ideas here. Lack of connectivity can cripple tourism.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Mar 21, 2013 at 9:43AM
A benefit for the yearly graduation night celebration and "send-off", the fundraiser features pre-game dinner, beginning at 4:30 p.m., hamburger or hot dog, salad, chips and a drink, all for $7. Game time is 6 p.m., with prizes and halftime entertainment; admission is free (donations are appreciated).
- Mar 17, 2014 at 7:05PM
Kevin Klein reeled in a 12.24 pounder to join the list of weekly winners in the annual Frank Wilson Memorial Fishing Derby. As Week 6 winner, Klein will receive a $75 gift certificate at Kings Marine. With a 6-plus pound advantage of her closest rival, Brenda Schmidt remainst atop the leader board.
- Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00PM
Spring is an ideal time to look for lingering seabirds, swans and ducks.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 6:46PM
SB 6483 would have sold $825 million in general-obligation bonds—as opposed to lottery-backed revenue bonds—to modernize STEM facilities, fund all-day kindergarten and reduce K-3 class sizes. After the bill failed to pass out of the Senate Rules Committee Wednesday morning, Sen. Karen Keiser, bill sponsor, said: “We’ll see. Miracles do happen, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.”
- Mar 17, 2014 at 7:14PM
Camila and Elliot live in Seattle. Camila is business and planning financial analyst at the Boeing Company. Elliot, Friday Harbor High School Class of 2004, is research associate at the Paul Allen Institute for Brain Science.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 7:26PM
Much of the damage was done by spray paint, according to sheriff’s department. The list of targets include Friday Harbor Elementary School, the Head Start building near the elementary school, the Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church pre-school building, Kingdom Hall—where the word “Satan” was spray-painted on a wall—and the Homes for Islanders project on Grover Street. In addition, 11 tires were slashed on vehicles in the area where the vandalism occurred.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 7:19PM
Do patient needs demand direct transportation from the scene to a hospital? A helicopter is likely the best option. If the patient’s needs are less time-sensitive, then airport-to-airport via a fixed-wing aircraft might make the most sense. Put simply, the means of air medical transport is based on the needs of the patient first and foremost.
- Apr 10, 2014 at 5:00AM
Part 3: Storm water, septic tanks, on-site sewage treatment & disposal systems
- Apr 10, 2014 at 9:00AM
“Silver Screen Serenades—Hollywood’s Hits” will showcase a celebrated collection of songs written specifically for movies and others popularized thanks to the silver screen.
- Mar 18, 2014 at 11:00AM
The noise from thousands of engine tests and training runs by new EA 18G “Growlers” has generated two recent community meetings on Lopez and San Juan islands.
- Apr 10, 2014 at 11:41AM
I approve the ongoing projects that OPALCO is undertaking to maintain and improve our grid system. This includes extending the current fiber optic communication network, and adding new automated devices to increase safety, improve efficiency, and integrate additional local generating capacity.
- Mar 18, 2014 at 12:00PM
To state that my recent experience was a vast improvement over my last visit would be an understatement.
- Mar 18, 2014 at 1:00PM
Impressive amount of support on display in APS annual pet food drive
- Mar 18, 2014 at 3:00PM
With only two seniors returning to the roster, first-year Head Coach Brian Lambright knows there are challenges to be met.
- Mar 18, 2014 at 4:00PM
The amount of acreage in the newly created San Juan Islands national monument totals just about 1,000.
- Apr 10, 2014 at 4:40PM
Brandon Baney had to overcome some fears, but overcome them he did. He now considers his firefighting duties some of the most satisfying and fulfilling he has ever had. "Here you are, going into the situation when everybody else is coming out," Baney says. "Helping my community. How satisfying and electrifying is that?"
- Apr 8, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Apr 10, 2013 at 4:45PM
A freshly revised design for the Spring Street Landing Building is just the start of the Port of Friday Harbor's proposed 10-year, $10-plus million dollar revamp of the waterfront.
- Apr 7, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Apr 10, 2013 at 5:18PM
Although marijuana stores in Washington will not open until July or later, marijuana sales to individuals started in Colorado last year at medical marijuana dispensaries. Reports from from the Weed Blog indicate that January sales in Colorado were $14.02 million, which raised about $2 million in tax revenue for the state. (This article has been updated since its initial post to clarify applicants listing 775 Mullis Street as a potential retail location).
- Mar 19, 2014 at 6:00AM
Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of four million people around the world.
- Apr 11, 2014 at 7:00AM
Featuring a cast of hundreds, the broadcast marks 15 million viewers for the Live in HD series, which now reaches 66 countries worldwide.
- Mar 19, 2014 at 10:00AM
Jamie and Danny are both graduates of the University of Washington.