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Would-be armed robber gets two years in prison following failed home invasion

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 10:14AM

According to prosecutors, the 25-year-old Orcas Island man wore a black hooded sweatshirt and a red bandana covering his face, and was armed with a rifle, an AK-47, when he kicked in the front door of a couple's Geiser Way home, pointed the weapon at the man's chest and demanded that he hand over whatever cash he had.

View of waterfront lost; dismayed by changes to port building design

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 10:25AM

The previous design was beautiful, and would have been a vast improvement over what was there before. The new design, slipped in under cover of darkness, takes the roof line from 17 feet to 29-feet 10-inches. The previous elegant design turns into massive 30-foot behemoth blocking any hope of a view of the harbor from Front Street.

Patricia Schwinn: 1925-2014 | Passages

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 12:00PM

Patricia Schwinn was born in Bellingham, Wash., June 7, 1925.

Library launches mobile app

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 2:00PM

Allows for one-click access to services from any internet-capable phone or device

On Book! New, comical take on Chekhov classic

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Tony Award-winning play features middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia, who live in the family home in Pennsylvania.

In the cradle of Friday Harbor, 8,868 miles from home

  • Mar 15, 2014 at 7:00AM

Zula Mucyo, an 11th grader, started at Spring Street International School in January and is the second African (the first, an Ethiopian girl, graduated a year ago) and eighteenth current international student.

Ready, set, go: Run Ladies Run

  • Mar 15, 2014 at 8:00AM

Run Ladies Run annual spring fling on the roadway gets underway at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 22.

San Juans at risk from 'significant' increase in tanker traffic | Letters

  • Mar 15, 2014 at 9:00AM

Human error, mechanical failures, weather events, navigational mistakes are all probable as more ships spend more time in our challenging waters. Chances are high that in the unknowable future we will be subjected to an Exxon Valdez size oil spill, or worse.

Of plants, birds and the coming of spring

  • Mar 15, 2014 at 4:00PM

The best way to attract birds to your yard is by the decisions you make about plants.

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.

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

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Mar 21, 2014 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.

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.

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.

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.

Monument: premium placed on partnerships

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 4:00PM

The amount of acreage in the newly created San Juan Islands national monument totals just about 1,000.

War Horse

  • 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.

Engagement: Nielsen Thornton/Roberts

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 10:00AM

Jamie and Danny are both graduates of the University of Washington.

‘We Serve’... good motto for any group | Ferry Home Companion

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 1:00PM

Greatest achievement probably is the continuing growth of the Leo’s club at Friday Harbor High School.

San Juan squeaky clean: here’s how | Letters

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 3:00PM

Join multiple organizations, service clubs, school groups and individuals in this effort to “comb the tangled debris from our roadsides and beaches” and help our community meet spring clean and beautiful.

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