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League of Women Voters in April: “Island Crossroads: Vessel Traffic, Oils Spills and You,”

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 6:55PM

The league's April meeting, noon to 2 p.m. at San Juan Island Library, features guest speakers Shaun Hubbard and Lovel Pratt, and “Island Crossroads: Vessel Traffic, Oils Spills and You,” will feature Shaun Hubbard and Lovel Pratt as speakers.

Woeful memories of Exxon Valdez | Letters

  • Mar 15, 2014 at 7:00PM

The lab was still finding weathered Exxon Valdez oil buried in intertidal sediments in Prince William Sound, 22 years after the spill.

Sharron Lee Brown Crinean: 1931—2013 | Passages

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

Sharron Lee Brown Crinean passed away quietly at home on Oct. 18, 2013 after a short illness.

San Juan hit by measles outbreak

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 2:24PM

The public health department circulated an “exposure alert” March 31 after confirming that a San Juan Island man had the measles.

Candidates Corner: Steve Hudson | Guest Column

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 3:04PM

Large scale broadband expansion fundamentally redefines what our co-op is and does. It should be done only after rigorous evaluation and open debate; and only with solid approval by the members who must pay the bill.

Off target over ‘conflict of interest’ | Guest Column

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 5:00PM

It’s not a ‘conflict of interest’ just because people might disagree

Wilson Derby, Week 9: 20-plus pounder catapults Payne into second place

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 5:31PM

Chuck Payne wasn't the only angler to climb up the leader board in the derby's next-to-last-week. Don Wilson hooked a 16.32-pounder to takeover third-place, Carol Holman netted a 16.11 pound prize to move into fourth and Bob Wilson landed in fifth place with a 15.79 catch.

Scenic Byway bears signs aplenty

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 8:00AM

The San Juan Islands Scenic Byway became Washington’s newest state byway in the spring of 2009.

Vote for Hudson for OPALCO board | Letters

  • 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.

Of ballots, watts and broadband | Editorial

  • 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

Candidates Corner: Glenna Hall | Guest Column

  • 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.

Tip off tonight: FH faculty vs senior class in 'B-ball' fundraiser

  • 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).

Wilson Derby Week 6: Klein nets weekly prize; Schmidt remains in lead

  • 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.

Audubon Society spring fling

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

Spring is an ideal time to look for lingering seabirds, swans and ducks.

Legislature ends on time with basic ed funding unresolved

  • 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.”

Engagement: Ergueta/Thomsen

  • 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.

No arrests in vandalism, graffiti case; reward grows

  • 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.

Needs of patient come first in decision over medical air transport | Letters

  • 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.

Rainy days: from sprinkles to storms | Guest Column

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 5:00AM

Part 3: Storm water, septic tanks, on-site sewage treatment & disposal systems

San Juan Singers: Songs of the Silver Screen

  • 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.

Dissent climbs over jet noise

  • 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.

Candidates Corner: Vince Dauciunas | Guest Column

  • 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.

Second verse not at all like the first | Letters

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 12:00PM

To state that my recent experience was a vast improvement over my last visit would be an understatement.

For sake of our four-legged friends | Guest Column

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 1:00PM

Impressive amount of support on display in APS annual pet food drive

Roster re-tooled, new lineup ready to roll | Softball

  • 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.

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