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San Juan Fire & Rescue joins recovery effort in Oso

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 3:44PM

As many as 14 people were killed and many more remain missing in the wake of a massive landslide that struck a rural neighborhood outside of Oso, leveled no fewer than six homes and engulfed a mile-long stretch of state highway shortly after 10 a.m., Saturday, March 22.

Wickedly Wilde: 'Earnest' on stage

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 5:00AM

Friday Harbor Middle Players present Wilde’s time-honored and signature stage production, “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

Tragedy strikes close to home | Editorial

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 7:00AM

We ought to feel compassion for neighbors who suffer such arbitrary, seemingly meaningless, tragedy.

Rainy Days Part II: From sprinkles to storms, and beyond | Guest Column

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 10:00AM

Part 2: Standing water on your property: understanding the causes and possible solutions

Slideshow: On the road again

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 10:06AM

Run Ladies Run annual spring half-marathon and 10K run drew more than 120 runners and walkers.

San Juan distillery reaps awards

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 2:00PM

Apple brandy nets gold, best of class, gin earns silver

Grace Academy no match for Meeker, but Wolverines fall by two | Golf

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 2:56PM

Top-flight performances by several Wolverines were not enough to put Friday Harbor in the winner's circle, as Grace Academy prevailed by two strokes, 198-200, to notch the team win, Tuesday, at San Juan Island Golf & Country Club.

Wolverines net nine wins at Granite Falls Invite | Girls tennis

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 5:08PM

Freshman Yasmin Sarah, playing in the No. 2 singles slot, swept all three of opponents she faced in the four-school round-robin tournament, highlighted by a 8-7 pro-set victory against Vashon that Yasmin sealed with a 13-11 win in the pivotal tie-breaker.

Time to toss those toxics; hazardous waste round-up nears

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 3:32PM

San Juan County’s Hazardous Waste Round-up gives residents a no-cost opportunity to dispose of up to 25 gallons of surplus or waste materials.

Love, tragedy, opera; together in high-def

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 6:00PM

Jonas Kaufman stars in “Werther,” an opera based on Goethe’s revolutionary and tragic romance, and broadcast live in high-definition

Lawson leads Friday Harbor over La Conner in league opener | Baseball

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 12:52PM

Junior Gabe Lawson tossed a 2-hit shutout over five innings and drove in six of the team's 12 runs with a single, a triple and a home run. Seniors Peter Holt and Mitch Coleman had two hits apiece in the lopsided win.

Former owner of Criminal Coffee convicted in federal court of fraud

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 2:07PM

Ramona Hayes, who pleaded guilty Feb. 27 to one count of wire fraud, was sentenced to 366 days in federal prison and ordered to pay a total of $58,350 in restitution. The case against Hayes' fellow coffee-shop co-owner, Cory Eglash, has yet to be resolved.

Dolphin discovered on Lime Kiln waterfront; cause of death undetermined

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 4:52PM

The presence of Pacific white-sides in local waters, even if sporadic, may account for the body of the one discovered on the rocks of Lime Kiln State Park, Wednesday, March 26, near the lighthouse. About six feet long, the dolphin had a large gash near its dorsal fin but the cause of death has yet to be determined. "It's a pretty big wound," Olson said. "But we don't know yet if it happened before or after it died."

Roche Harbor hosts DVSAS fashion show fundraiser, April 6

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 10:51AM

The fundraiser includes afternoon tea and an opportunity to view and purchase from array of clothing selections, and accessories by local artists, featured by various island shops. Participating retailers include, Be Chic Boutique, Girlfriends Consignment Store, Second Act Consignment Boutique and Necia Quast vintage clothing.

Renewable energy entrepreneur joins OPALCO board

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 11:44AM

A Shaw Island resident since 1999, Whitfield was appointed to the board to fill a vacancy in the cooperative's District 4 area, which comprises Crane, Canoe, Bell and Shaw islands. He takes over the position of former director John Bogert, who stepped down in 2013; the term expires in 2016.

Collision causes telephone outage on San Juan; driver faces DUI

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Mar 31, 2014 at 8:31AM

The driver, traveling south on Cattle Point Road at the time, apparently missed a bend in the road, vaulted up and over Golf Course Road and landed on the other side of the road, striking the utility box as the vehicle flipped and rolled. The 35-year-old man escaped the crash with minor injuries, mostly cuts and bruises, while damage to the vehicle is "essentially catastrophic," Sheriff Rob Nou said.

Litter free by the sea: ‘Great Island Cleanup’ Round 4

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 8:00AM

Mark the calendar, this year’s Great Island Cleanup comes earlier than before, April 5

Electric bills will skyrocket under OPALCO broadband plan | Letters

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 5:44PM

At the recent OPALCO “Town Hall Meetings” a few things were finally made clear. All costs of new fiber-optic cable and all of the proposed wireless internet system will be charged to electricity customers... this is manifestly unfair and unethical.

Measles alert update: Four cases 'suspected' in Friday Harbor; one confirmed

  • Mar 31, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Apr 2, 2014 at 7:16PM

The county department of health bulletin said exposure to the disease may have occurred in the afternoon and evening hours of March 21 to March 24 in downtown Friday Harbor. The incubation period for the disease is seven to eighteen days. Questions about exposure, symptoms and immunization can be directed to the county health department, 378-4474.

Life & times of Mark Rothko: Not so simply ‘Red’

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 11:17AM

The spotlight shines on artist Mark Rothko in Island Stage Left's production of the Tony award-winning drama by John London

It's in the cards; spread of possible oil spill tracked by 'drift card' study

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:33PM

An international coalition of environmental groups dropped more than 600 drift cards in the Salish Sea to trace tidal flows and how a potential oil spill might spread across regional waterways. More than 45 cards have been recovered at various locations as of Friday, March 28. Click on the headline above to read more...

Library outreach coordinator picked for state merit award

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 12:21PM

San Juan Island Library's Beth Helstien earned the Washington Library Association's Merit Award in recognition of her efforts in resurrecting and revitalizing what was a defunct English Language Learning Program into a popular, well-staffed, curriculum-guided program. Click on the headline for more about the award and the library's program.

Lenient too long; stiffer penalties needed for DUIs | Letters

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 1:17PM

Washington state laws regarding the penalties for drunk driving are relatively lenient and we, in San Juan County, seem reluctant to even apply those. A slap on the wrist and a promise never to do it again and off the driver goes.

Update: Co-op board of directors election draws seven candidates

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Apr 3, 2014 at 3:52PM

The upcoming election promises to highlight contrasting views on what direction Orcas Power & Light Cooperative should take.

Legislative triple play; Lytton, Morris, Ranker in Friday Harbor, Thursday

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 7:25PM

What was achieved in the legislative session in Olympia? What remains to be done? And, how will it affect the San Juans? Find out when the 40th District legislative trio, Sen. Kevin Ranker, and state representatives Kristine Lytton and Jeff Morris, host a town hall meeting, Thursday, in Friday Harbor.

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