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- Aug 23, 2011 at 1:00PM updated at 5:15PM
The Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division will use the funding to build a barrier and gate to keep walk-on customers separated from vehicle traffic during ferry loading and off-loading. The project will also include signs to direct foot passengers to the terminal exit, town landmarks, and pick-up/drop-off areas.
- Aug 24, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Aug 26, 2013 at 2:31PM
Sergeant David DeVere of the Washington State Patrol said Legate came to a complete stop on the two-lane highway where it intersects with Lee Road. He said the driver of the bread truck had little time to react, slammed into the driver's side of Legate's pickup and "T-boned" the vehicle at about 50 mph, on a stretch of road where the speed limit is 60 mph.
- Aug 29, 2011 at 1:00PM updated Aug 31, 2013 at 11:10AM
Most areas of Puget Sound will close to recreational crab fishing at sunset on Labor Day, with summer catch reports due by Oct. 1.
- Aug 30, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Aug 31, 2013 at 11:23AM
The TW Legacy, which ran aground early Saturday morning while traveling through Thatcher Pass, may have been carrying between 50 to 400 gallons of diesel at the time it struck the rocks and then sank near Decatur Island.
- Sep 1, 2011 at 11:00AM updated at 2:56PM
Western Bluebirds are returning to San Juan after a 40 year absence.
- Sep 8, 2011 at 11:00AM updated Sep 13, 2013 at 10:30AM
“The three boats Public Works had before this acquisition are all 20-footers, designed as pleasure craft, not work boats,” county Administrator Pete Rose said. “And the old boats had become unreliable and expensive to maintain.”
- Sep 13, 2011 at 11:07AM
Engage those surge protectors. All of San Juan County will experience a planned power outage Thursday, Sept. 15, beginning at 11 p.m. The power outage will end by 6 a.m., Friday, Sept. 16.
- Sep 13, 2011 at 11:00AM updated at 1:14PM
“It just grew and grew until we had around 800 guest,” Washington State Ferries' Bart Chrisite said of the Hyak's Sept. 11 wedding ceremony. “They were standing all around us and filled up both sides of the walls.”
- Sep 14, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Sep 16, 2013 at 11:07AM
A resident of Groton, Conn., Frank Mulcahy's most recent assignment was as public works director of at the Navy's submarine base in New London, Conn. He was recommended to lead San Juan County's Department of Public Works by Administrator Pete Rose, who said he was "impressed" by the breadth of experience Mulcahy amassed during his 20-year Navy career.
- Sep 15, 2011 at 12:37PM
Alison Post and Carolyn Cruso perform in San Juan with Lopez accompanist Mark Minkler on Thursday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. at Isle Be Jammin’, 310 B, Spring St.
- Sep 20, 2011 at 10:00AM updated at 3:52PM
“The San Juan Islands are home to unique cultural and natural resources and a great example of the types of land we want to conserve for the benefit of all Americans,” U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said.
- Sep 20, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Sep 21, 2013 at 10:16AM
Workers, students, businesses, specialists — better Internet access raises all ships
- Sep 20, 2011 at 4:00PM
Fred attended Seattle schools, graduating from Franklin High School in 1936. He also attended the University of Washington (1936 - 1940), where he was the captain of the swim team.
- Sep 23, 2011 at 12:00PM updated at 4:33PM
After 24 years at the helm of Friday Harbor, retirement beckons for town Administrator King Fitch, and those plans are now in motion.
- Sep 30, 2011 at 9:59AM
The Friends of the San Juans last week helped to enhance habitat for spawning forage fish along the beach at Barlow Bay, at the south end of Lopez Island.
- Sep 30, 2011 at 12:00PM updated Oct 3, 2013 at 9:34AM
Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, is named 2011 Realtor Legislative Champion by the Washington Association of Realtors board of directors.
- Oct 4, 2011 at 11:08AM
If Plan A passes, solid waste service will remain at current levels. But if voters boo the measure out of the ballot box, county council members say their only recourse is to cease county operations of county transfer stations.
- Oct 4, 2011 at 4:50PM
Friday Harbor father and son land a one-two punch in finishing on top of the annual fishing classic's leader board.
- Oct 10, 2011 at 3:32PM
The 322 ft. barge was being towed by the tug "Henry Brusco" when it ran aground early Monday morning on Belle Rock, between Anacortes and Center Island. The barge was carrying a mixed cargo that includes an estimated 9,000 pounds of Navy munitions.
- Oct 11, 2011 at 5:53PM
The Evergreen State will depart Friday Harbor at 6:25 p.m. and stop at Orcas, Shaw and Lopez, before arriving at Anacortes at 8:50 p.m.
- Oct 19, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Oct 26, 2013 at 11:29AM
The San Juan County Sheriff's Department is seeking help in locating Dorothy A. Shayler, who reportedly suffers from depression and went missing without prescription medication. Her whereabouts are unknown. She was last seen Oct. 16 on Waldron Island.
- Oct 24, 2011 at 7:00AM updated Oct 26, 2013 at 11:31AM
On Saturday, Oct. 15 about a dozen islanders gathered in front of the San Juan County Courthouse, fewer numbers, but with the same slogan of “We are the 99 percent” and island-centric phrases such as “Occupy Reality.”
- Oct 25, 2011 at 1:00PM updated Oct 27, 2013 at 1:55PM
Six positions were eliminated in July to offset a fall in projected revenue, and three more jobs could be cut as county officials prepare for a 22 percent increase in healthcare costs beginning next year.
- Oct 25, 2011 at 2:00PM updated Oct 26, 2013 at 11:31AM
The only way to temper greed is by uniting against it in thought, word and action. That is what I believe the Occupy Movement is attempting to do, and it is what I know we are trying to do here in our facet of the movement in Friday Harbor.
- Oct 26, 2011 at 9:00AM updated at 11:35AM
As community members we have a choice. We can ignore the impact of domestic violence on children and leave children to fend for themselves or we can commit ourselves to providing the resources necessary to assist these children to live less traumatic and more productive lives.