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- Jul 2, 2014 at 10:00AM
The 4th of July is San Juan Island’s, and America’s, outdoor holiday, packed with events for kids and adults at both ends of San Juan Island.
- Jul 2, 2014 at 11:14AM
Two islanders, who stumbled upon the dog on San Juan Island and took photos, called the Sheriff’s Department, and a deputy arrived on the scene around the time the dog’s owner appeared. The owner then took the dog to the vet, where it was euthanized, according to authorities.
- Jul 2, 2014 at 11:34AM
Upon retiring, Toni and her husband, Edward, moved to Friday Harbor in 1976, where she was an active member of the community, participating in a French language club, the AAUW and the Unitarian fellowship, volunteering at the library and reading weekly to a lady with failing sight.
- Jul 2, 2014 at 12:39PM
Steenkolk earned the starting nod at the fullback position for the West and, along with a TD, carried the ball four times in the first half.
- Jul 2, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jul 3, 2014 at 8:05AM
A severed cable on San Juan is to blame for a widespread telephone outage, including emergency 911 calls, in the San Juan Islands, according to CenturyLink.
- Jul 3, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 5:22PM
Wednesday's outage, reminiscent of—but much abbreviated in duration compared to—the 10-day loss of communications in November, lasted roughly nine hours. It began when a contractor working on behalf of OPALCO in Friday Harbor dug into an underground transmission line.
- Jul 3, 2014 at 1:38PM
Wednesday was a wake-up-call for islanders—with three phone companies serving us and still to be completely cut off from communication with the outside world. If we don't demand change and get it, shame on us.
- Jul 3, 2014 at 2:00PM
Wade’s great passion in life was yacht racing and in this he was very successful. He was on the winning Trans-Pac boat, a Cal 40, Psyche in 1968. He has sailed many boats, winning many races in many places.
- Jul 3, 2014 at 2:19PM
The fundraiser features dinner, dancing, a silent auction and a raffle drawing... the prize? A week's stay in a condo in Puerto Vallarta with dinner out, and concert with, Los Bambinos in their hometown.
- Jul 4, 2014 at 7:00AM
Although he has been trained in all aspects of beginning and advanced firefighting, Michael Hartzell's favorite roll is fighting structural fires, as a hose man. “Its more fun!”
- Jul 4, 2014 at 8:00AM
Authorities claim the two men broke into a home in the Lampard Road area on the night of May 22 and, after searching from room to room, made off with a jar full of coins, a $20 bill and a 9-mm Glock handgun from a bedroom cabinet.
- Jul 4, 2014 at 9:00AM
Since launching its Live in HD series in December 2006, the Metropolitan Opera has become a leading producer of alternative cinema content, hitting 15 million tickets sold in April, with Puccini’s La Bohème.
- Jul 4, 2014 at 5:00PM
Magnificent resident orcas mesmerize us while steadily sliding down the slope of extinction. Yet, we seem only willing to rearrange the deck furniture some, rather than fix the root problems.
- Jul 5, 2014 at 12:00PM
Barbara Jean Schonfeld of Friday Harbor, Wash., passed away Sunday, June 22, at Life Care Center of the San Juan Islands. She was 83.
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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.”