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All about you, food, and climate change

  • Jul 6, 2014 at 8:00AM

Chad Kruger, director of WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources, will cover topics ranging from agricultural production practices to cutting-edge research, to critical issues facing agriculture worldwide and closer to home, including climate change; discussion to follow.

Rockets red glare? Fourth of July tradition in peril

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 9:59AM

The future of Friday Harbor’s annual 4th of July fireworks display is in jeopardy for lack of financial support, according to the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, tasked with raising at least $15,000 to pay for the show. Click on this article to find out how you can help...

Bring on the 'Night'... summer concert series, that is

  • Jul 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

Season No. 3 of San Juan Community Theatre’s Night Music Summer Concert Series kicks off July 10, with pianist David Bayley’s “Boogie, Blues and Beyond,” and Laura Lee Chorba’s “Acoustic Heart & Soul Chic-Rock.”

Spike in derailments prompt new rules for trains carrying crude oil

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 11:16AM

The state Department of Ecology estimates the number of rail shipments of all types of crude oil went from zero barrels in 2011 to nearly 17 million barrels — roughly 714 million gallons — in 2013.

Westside San Juan property owners mull different spot for community dock; county withdraws DNS

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 3:19PM

According to a legal notice from the Community Development and Planning Department, a determination of non-significance was withdrawn because substantial changes have to be made to the proposal to move the dock to a different location than originally intended.

Why marines reserves? Let's count the ways | Guest Column

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Jun 17, 2014 at 9:23AM

The UW biological reserves, like those at Argyle Lagoon and False Bay, have the overarching goals of maintaining and restoring native biodiversity and ecosystem function, and facilitating education and research that is consistent with these goals. Is this important?

Orcas man faces drug, weapon charges following Rosario-area bust

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 5:20PM

The 40-year-old was taken into custody after San Juan County Sheriff's Department detectives and deputies, assisted by a Bellingham-based K-9 unit, served a search warrant at the man's home. Authorities seized drugs, cash, scales, packaging materials and firearms, according to the Sheriff's Department.

San Juan Island's Peterson, Hyde join CSA board of directors

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:33PM

“The addition of both Dave and Rich to the CSA board strengthens CSA’s ability to obtain real science and to contribute to the information base that guides land use policy in the county," CSA President David Cable said.

Your chance to be a U.S. ambassador; host a foreign student |Letters

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:37PM

Students from abroad are looking to learn a new culture and spend a school year in the USA. They come with their own insurance and spending money; host families provide three meal a day, and guidance.

B & B owner pays $100K for shoreline clearcut; Preservation Trust drops lawsuit

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 10:47AM

Accused in a Skagit County court of "timber trespass" and of illegally clear-cutting a portion of a waterfront nature preserve, a Anacortes B & B owner agreed to pay $100K to the Preservation Trust to settle the matter before it went to trial.

Chaos reigns with 'eagle feed' on Roche Harbor Road

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 11:02AM

I am flummoxed that this practice has been going on for so many years. This area is not designated as a tourist stop, and there is no signage to indicate for drivers to slow down.

Spotlight to shine on farmland taxation program; potluck too

  • Jun 15, 2014 at 1:51PM

Friday Harbor attorneys Carla Higginson and Jamie Grifo will talk about the ins-and-outs of the current-use farm and agricultural tax break programs in the final presentation of San Juan Island Grange No. 966's spring lecture series, Wednesday, June 18.

What's up on the beach? More than you might think

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 1:12PM

As of today, forage fish spawning activity has been documented along 10 miles of local beaches; that's just four percent of the total length of shoreline in San Juan County and 10 percent of non-bedrock shores. Friends of the San Juans is searching for more as part of a state-funded survey.

Cutthroat Pirates capture 'Judges' Choice' award

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:08PM

Decisions must've been rough, but here's what the judges came up for the best of the 2014 Friday Harbor Independence Day Parade—drum roll, please...

Through the lens: Friday Harbor Fourth of July Parade | Slideshow

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 7:00PM

In mid-morning of a sun-splashed July 4, Storybook Heroes (theme of the 2014 procession) and plenty of other characters strutted their stuff on the streets of Friday Harbor in the annual Independence Day Parade... here's a look back at the event in pictures.

Pizza, pie, patio and a whole lot more at Van Go's

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 8:00PM

The pizza is delicious, and salads equally delightful, and having a patio out back makes an evening at Van Go Pizza all that much more scrumptious. You just may have to look around a bit to find it.

Through the lens: San Juan Island Fourth of July Celebration | Slideshow

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 9:00PM

The annual parade in Friday Harbor was just the beginning to San Juan Island's all-day celebration of Independence Day. Here's a look at some other events.

Transfer of ancient Samish canoe builds bridges to the past

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 9:46AM

A Samish canoe, believed to date from pre-contact, was carried once around the gathering hall, then placed in the middle of the room on blankets that had been laid out earlier, as part of a June 28 transfer ceremony between San Juan Island Historical Society and the Samish Nation. A name was bestowed on the canoe: S7alexw, which means “The Old One.”

Fireworks ban? It’s more like a free-for-all | Letters

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 10:00AM

We pet owners tranquilize our pets for the 4th, and did not expect or want to do it a second time. So a dutiful call to 911 nets me another phone number that no one answers.

Backdraft: the ‘Voice’ of the Fly-In | Guest Column

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 12:00PM

In February 1970, Rick was the On-Scene Search and Rescue Commander for the rescue of two downed US Navy crew who had been shot down in their A-6 Intruder, along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

State fines SJ Island westside property owner $79K for waterfront clearcut

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 1:50PM

The Washington Department of Ecology issued two penalties and a corrective-action order to Orca Dreams, LLC for removing at least 80 trees from 1.25 acres of shoreline last fall.

Best Bets: summer time entertainment

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 3:08PM

Here is a list of things that shouldn't be missed this summer. From Island Rec's first annual photo contest to Whale Museum’s fun-filled over-nighter.

San Juans ‘arts’ scene takes center stage

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 6:00AM

A statewide advocate for the arts, ArtsWA speaks up for the value of public art and helps to build leadership in the arts in local communities, strengthens arts education in public schools, promote the arts as a creative industry, expand participation in the arts, and maintains the state’s Art Collection on behalf of Washington residents.

Best part of summer vacation? Getting home in time for the 4th of July | Ferry Home Companion

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 7:00AM

One of John's gifts was a "Sneaky Pete" pool cue. The next day we foolishly asked John if we could go to the pool room. "Sure," he said, "although I might be a bit rusty." I should have known better.

Education remains elementary for Kiwanis 'Everyday Hero'

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 11:16AM

Even after 50 years in the teaching profession, Goff is still going strong, spending up to 40 hours a week helping children learn how to read at Friday Harbor Elementary School. The only difference now is that for Goff, it's no longer a job. She volunteers. Why?

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