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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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...
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jul 10, 2014 at 10:32AM
For youth to actively engage in hands-on projects, as well as participate in community stewardship decisions that have a lasting impact on generations to come, helps build their confidence as thoughtful visionaries and participating activists, whether they're working with public lands or any position that emphasizes service learning and social and ecological improvement.
- Jul 10, 2014 at 2:03PM
Twelve-year-old Ariana Deacon, granddaughter of Norm and Teresa DeGraff, finished first in the double-mini trampoline event to claim a gold medal at the USA Level 5-7 Tumbling & Trampoline National Gymnastics Competition, June 11-15, in Spokane.
- Jul 10, 2014 at 5:00PM
Buster graduated from Orcas High School in 1937 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served four years aboard the USS Arizona, which was later sunk at Pearl Harbor.
- Jul 11, 2014 at 6:00AM
Feral cats and house cats together are one of the top threats to U.S. wildlife, responsible for the deaths of between 1.4 and 3.7 billion birds, and 6.9 to 20.7 billion mammals annually. That's right, billion, with a capital "B".
- Jul 11, 2014 at 11:58AM
As of today, San Juan County lacks specified flood elevations in FEMA flood insurance rate maps. Information collected in the upcoming shoreline field work is intended to ensure that the agency's map modeling will more accurately reflect conditions on the ground.
- 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.
- Jul 11, 2014 at 5:00PM
The San Juan Island Family Resource Center and the Friday Harbor Food Bank are two such organizations who continue to benefit from the generosity of the San Juan Island Community Foundation and its donors.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.