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- Dec 28, 2013 at 1:00PM
Friday Harbor High School is seeking volunteers to help evaluate projects and presentations of students in the Community Service-Learning Projects class.
- Dec 29, 2013 at 6:00AM updated at 2:39PM
Co-owners share more than 20 years in the wellness, fitness industry
- Dec 29, 2013 at 7:00AM
Don and Kathy moved to the family home on San Juan Island in 1988, where they enjoyed the serenity of Mitchell Bay and the company of many special friends and neighbors. Don enjoyed woodworking and was an avid sports fisherman, hunter and gardener. He was a member of the San Juan Power Squadron for many years.
- Dec 29, 2013 at 3:18PM
Although local code enforcement personnel are maintaining a discreet silence concerning the ongoing investigation, San Juan County Prosecutor Randy Gaylord responded to questions about the next steps in the enforcement process. “The primary objective is to obtain compliance," he said.
- Dec 29, 2013 at 4:08PM
As a record-low number of sightings of Southern Resident killer whales off the west side of San Juan Island, in the waters of Haro Strait, stretched into its fourth month, even those who watch them most couldn’t help but ask: “Where are the whales?”
- Dec 29, 2013 at 5:00PM
The announcement that a lease had been signed ignited protests, meetings and petitions, a Facebook website, and letters to political leaders in Olympia and in Washington, D.C. Supporters of building's owner defended him, and people on both sides of the issue expressed support for CBP.
- Dec 29, 2013 at 5:00PM
Controversy over the annual $l million in property-tax payments received by PeaceIsland from the public hospital district, when combined with the Bishops’ Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare, continued to ignite passion from supporters and critics in 2013, and, in part, prompted an opinion by the state attorney general regarding legal obligations of health care institutions supported by tax dollars.
- Dec 29, 2013 at 6:00PM
At $5.4 million, the loss exceeds the price tag of the island’s now second-most destructive fire, the 2002 blaze that destroyed five Friday Harbor businesses and which left a quarter-block of the town smoldering in a heap of debris.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 6:00AM
For nearly 10 days, telephone and internet services, including most cellphones, were unavailable to all - except county offices and some businesses utilizing OPALCO Island Network broadband facilities.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 6:00AM updated at 12:05PM
Dispatched to the scene at about 2:30 a.m., firefighters prevented the fire from spreading to the building’s ground floor but were unable to keep it from gutting the top story, home to Downriggers for more than 20 years and several iconic waterfront eateries earlier as well, like The Mariner.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 6:00AM
The newly protected land, primarily woodlands located along a half-mile of pristine Westcott Bay shoreline
- Dec 30, 2013 at 11:09AM
It is unconscionable that those who have made no investment somehow believe that they have the right to dictate a perfectly legitimate use of private property simply because they don't like it.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 10:34AM
The other officer held the lunging officer back with two arms on him and his head down like a blocker for the Seahawks, I repeat, held him back as if in a barroom brawl, but this officer has a weapon. I have never seen such wanton lack of training or professionalism from an armed officer.
- Dec 31, 2013 at 4:18PM
At a community meeting in November, residents of the sixth-largest island in San Juan County voted in overwhelming numbers to declare Waldron a "drone-free zone." Then, they sent a letter to the county asking that the county council do the same.
- Dec 31, 2013 at 4:47PM
Shortly after the first incident, 11 children were immunized at Kaleidoscope Preschool and Childcare Center. Two of those kids, who were thought to have contracted chickenpox, were later deemed to have had a negative reaction to the immunization. Doctors cleared them to return to school.
- Dec 31, 2013 at 5:00PM
Reading the year in review, editorials, Rants and Raves… it seems that there was nothing but depressing news this year: Water line breaks, bridge collapses, severed cables, CAO appeals, downtown leases, suspicious packages, fires and, worst of all, faulty Christmas lights. But before you go running for the Advil, I want to assure you that 2013 was also a year of many good things in Friday Harbor. Let’s re-visit some of the better moments in 2013:
- Dec 31, 2013 at 7:05PM
The ensuing verbal exchange between the driver and deputy that pulled him over quickly became heated and, according to several witnesses, that dispute nearly escalated into an altercation.
- Dec 31, 2013 at 7:15PM
As your law enforcement officers, we have a fundamental duty to protect life and property. We also have a duty to enforce the law. This includes the enforcement of traffic laws.
- Jan 2, 2014 at 3:15PM
“We were just carrying on our family tradition of caroling through Friday Harbor on Christmas Eve,” Mark E. McCutcheon said. “I am not sure what set off Deputy Menjivar. If it had not been for Deputy Korth, I do not know what would have happened."
- Jan 2, 2014 at 2:35PM
Edward and Rose purchased a ranch on San Juan Island with the intent to convert it to a B&B. After renovating the old school house on the property, the 10-room States Inn & Ranch opened for business in 1991.
- Jan 2, 2014 at 3:33PM
I have spoken with Sheriff Nou and will continue to arrest the impaired driver, I will stop the speeder, the person talking with the cellphone to their ear, the person not wearing their safety belts, or not stopping at stop signs. I will address the vehicle equipment violations, especially the lack of taillights and brake lights.
- Jan 3, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jan 6, 2014 at 12:16PM
In a state with more than 300,000 recreational and commercial boats and over 2.4 million acres of state-owned aquatic lands, derelict or abandoned boats can cause serious environmental problems.
- Jan 3, 2014 at 6:12PM
Because of you, and the work of all my fellow Kiwanians, Christmas came to 77 island children this year. It was a pleasure.
- Jan 6, 2014 at 6:56PM
The rules also require hospitals within 60 days to "submit to the department its policies related to access to care" in the areas of admission, non-discrimination, end of life care and reproductive health care. After review by the DOH, each hospital must post the policies on its web site.
- Jan 6, 2014 at 7:00PM
The gauntlet was thrown the next day when Ebey and Webber called on Griffin with a proclamation naming Webber assistant collector of customs on San Juan Island. Ebey left soon thereafter and Webber pitched his tent “immediately” behind Griffin’s cabin, garnishing the act by running up an American flag. That did it for Griffin...