Story Archives

Archive Results — 7951 thru 7975 of about 8500 items

San Juan County puts deep freeze on ICE ‘holds’

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 9:55AM

San Juan County Sheriff’s Department ended its long-standing policy of honoring a request by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, that anyone taken into custody, and who is suspected of being in the country illegally, be detained for up to 48 hours, long enough for immigration enforcement agents to presumably pick them up.

Changes in health coverage; beware | Letters

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 10:00AM

Patients signing up through the healthcare exchange are being told to get a physical. This has been touted nationally and statewide as part of your preventive benefits.

Orcas no paradise for its ‘have-nots’ | Letters

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 12:00PM

If one doesn’t have to live in an urban growth area because of size restrictions on acreage/house ratios, Orcas is lovely.

Stonewalled by powers that be at our 'un-cooperative' | As I See It

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 6:30PM

OPALCO no longer is operating as a cooperative, but rather as if it were a private corporation, and a deceptive and aggressively private one at that. It is a completely unnecessary and unfortunate change that needs to be reversed.

Friday Harbor man earns bachelor's degree online, with honors

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 7:01PM

Robert Walters earned a bachelor's degree in natural resources policy management through OSU's e-course program, completing his entire coursework online and earning the required credits while living on San Juan Island.

Changes in store, but I’m still here | Letters

  • Jul 13, 2014 at 1:00PM

I have no plans now or in the immediate future to retire or leave the island. I remain committed to this community and to providing the best health care possible to island residents.

David Crawford: 1944-2014 | Passages

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 3:28PM

Dave was an adventurer, electrician, road-trip junkie, son, brother, uncle and the archetypal cowboy. He lived in many states, was a proud veteran, enjoyed the company of horses and loved his boat.

Stewardship Network to celebrate seven with 'Good Steward' award

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jun 21, 2014 at 10:17AM

The Good Steward award, embodied by the coveted "Finee," a glazed ceramic salmon made by Crow Valley Pottery, is bestowed upon deserving islanders and local businesses in recognition of exceptional efforts in environmental stewardship

How much for a public safety boat? $600K... Yikes! | Letters

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 6:55PM

Okay, this thing squirts water, but at this price it should launch planes, submerge, or fire missiles.

Bulletin: Risk of wildland fire on the rise

  • Jul 14, 2014 at 8:41AM

While visitors and residents enjoy a prolonged stretch of warm, dry weather, fire officials are casting a wary eye upon an increasing risk of wildland fires.

San Juan hospital commission taps Taylor

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Jul 14, 2014 at 10:06AM

The commission voted without dissent June 25 to appoint Mike Taylor of Islanders Bank, vice president and senior loan officer, to fill part of the unexpired term of former commissioner Keri Talbott. That position will be up for election in November 2015.

'Our Stories': Helping to heal wounds through art

  • Jul 14, 2014 at 10:53AM

San Juan County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services is looking for survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault who would like to tell their story through art, and to feature those stories in "Survivor's Art Gallery" at this year's county fair.

Demolition marks debut of new twist on pollution prevention program

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Jun 23, 2014 at 7:36PM

By all accounts, a new twist to a long-standing state pollution prevention program got off to a smashing success on the waterfront of Friday Harbor. Still, for Ken Norris, the launch signaled a most bittersweet goodbye.

Special day all that much better thanks to Project Grad Night | Guest Column

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 2:18PM

Dying to know what Project Grad Night is all about? Click on this article to get the inside scoop on the festivities enjoyed by the Class of 2014.

Tourist attraction? It's more like a death-trap | Letters

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 2:02PM

Yesterday, a woman ran out from between two parked cars, right in front of our car; she never looked. All she could think about was getting a picture of an eagle.

County Fair seeks superintendents; fine arts & photography

  • Jul 14, 2014 at 7:43PM

“This is getting to the critical point as the Fair is just four weeks away," Fair Manager Jennifer Allen said. “This would be a great opportunity for an organization or group to take over these popular exhibits.”

Dungeness larvae: key to better understanding of population?

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 11:21AM

Researchers from SeaDoc and the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory in California are looking for local Dungeness crab larvae, called megalopae, to better understand population dynamics and crab fishery cycles.

Art, food, music, and more at Summer Arts Fair

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 11:27AM

The Summer Arts Fair is the largest and longest-running art show in the islands. Court Street will be chalk-a-block with rows of white tents, where talented artists show and sell their wares, food vendors offer a variety of delectable options; picnic on the lawn and explore fine art, pottery, textiles, jewelry, paintings, photography, sculpture, and more.

Milestones on the path of island art | Letters

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 5:00PM

IMA takes a lot of satisfaction in having kept the arts program alive at the elementary school, and was gratified to receive the Community Leadership Award from the Washington Association of School Administrators for these efforts.

Salute to the vets of our island pets | Letters

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 11:00AM

Thank you for your wonderful care of our loved pet companions. I’m sure we are joined by many in this extension of gratefulness.

Friday Harbor's only commercial laundry shutdown by fire

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 11:20AM

The blaze either destroyed or significantly damaged numerous items of equipment, parts of the Web Street building, left a large stockpile of laundry with smoke damage and, according to business owner Robert Kolowitz, could not have come at a worse time of the year.

Wayne Allyn Thoms: Sept. 29, 1928—June 21, 2014 | Passages

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 5:41PM

He was the West Coast editor of Mechanix Illustrated, and as a pilot received all the plum aviation assignments. He flew second seat in the Marine Corps Harrier Jet, had many airplanes but his favorite was his Pressurized P-210.

County council ponders renewal of '09 levy 'lid-lift'; $1M in yearly revenue at stake

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 6:01PM

The 2009 ballot measure, known at that time as Proposition 1, guaranteed funding for programs such as public health, parks, senior services, and 4-H programs, passing by a wide margin. It included a "sunset clause" and is slated to expire in 2016 unless renewed by voters.

Dept. of Ecology: 'monster' within our midst | Letters

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 11:30AM

If DOE focuses on making an example of the Honeywells by making them into villains and excessively fining them, DOE will soon be emboldened to reach further down the food chain for anyone else who might gain them a buck or two, whether they are guilty or not, and regardless of intent.

Be part of a musical tradition; join together with the band

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 12:50PM

The Friday Harbor Fourth of July Community Marching Band seeks musicians of any age or skill level to join the band and take part in the upcoming parade. Rehearsals are June 23, June 25 and June 27, with final rehearsals June 30 and July 2 in the Friday Harbor High School Band room.

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jul 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.