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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.

Why I like Mike…Lapointe, that is, for Congress | As I See It

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jul 17, 2014 at 4:58PM

We wonder why no one in a position in authority is addressing issues that make us angry, like the proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point and Navy jet noise. Now is our chance to install someone who will do something: Mike Lapointe, independent candidate for Congress.

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.

Classic Bard 'rom-com' featured in Stage Left's 'Shakespeare Under the Stars'

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 3:55PM

Island Stage Left returns home to San Juan Island to present "Shakespeare Under the Stars," featuring the Bard's time-tested (400-plus years!) rib-tickling romantic comedy, "Twelfth Night" beginning tonight, July 17, at the Roche Harbor Resort Outdoor Stage. The curtain goes up at 8:15 p.m.

$300K 'challenge' grant fuels fundraising drive for more homes at Sun Rise

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 4:36PM

San Juan Community Home Trust is ready to begin to raise money to build 12 to 14 new homes. To help this effort along, a long-time local supporter of the Home Trust has offered a $300,000 Challenge Grant—the challenge being to match that amount through other donations.

SJI Community Foundation awards $152K in academic scholarships

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 5:37PM

The total amount awarded by the Community Foundation for the 2014/15 academic years includes scholarships for 2014 graduates, as well as for prior graduates of San Juan Island schools, and others qualified recipients.

New law targets purchase, sale, condition of older, longer boats

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 7:00PM updated Jul 18, 2014 at 3:59PM

The law applies to buyers and sellers of boats 65 feet or longer, and boats age 40 or over, and requires a marine survey (seller) and proof of insurance (buyer) before sale and title transfer. But that's not all...

Purple Power: Pelindaba to host 13th annual Lavender Festival

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 12:56PM

Find out why lavender has a seemingly endless number of uses and applications at San Juan Island's 13th annual Lavender Festival, hosted by Pelindaba Lavender Farm, Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20.

Bicycles missing; the ones you can borrow for free | Letters

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 6:46PM

I'm hoping that the someone(s) who took them just abandon them out in the woods. The forks and rear racks are painted lime green, thus very identifiable. Please keep an eye out for them.

Eleanor Settles Lumley: 1922—2014 | Passages

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 6:37PM

Eleanor attended school in Friday Harbor and spent many wonderful years at the Lime Kiln Lighthouse, where her father worked as the lighthouse keeper until 1945. Lighthouses always held a special place in her heart.

Climate change in the Pacific NW, impacts explored

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 6:21PM

Lara Whitely Binder, outreach and climate adaptation specialist at the U of W Climate Impacts Group, will discuss the group's goal to increase resilience of the Pacific Northwest to fluctuations in climate, highlighting researched focused on water resources, aquatic and marine ecosystems, forests and coasts, July 24, at the San Juan Island Grange.

Summer rush, season of change at PIMC | Guest Column

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 7:00AM

Three board-certified Emergency Department physicians, Roy Graves, Jason Heiner, and Kevin Bowman have joined our team that together provides care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This increase in ED staff couldn’t come soon enough, as we’ve already seen plenty of summer-related accidents that require immediate attention.

Convergence zone: climate change, current events, and Cliff Mass

  • Jul 21, 2014 at 8:51AM

Climate change and current events converge in a free presentation by U of W professor and meteorologist Cliff Mass Tuesday, July 22, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Mullis Center.

Town prepped to crackdown on trespassing at Trout Lake

  • Jul 21, 2014 at 10:00AM

Footage from security cameras reveals people engaged in a variety of activities—horseback riding, swimming, walking dogs—in the town's drinking-water reservoir, in spite of No Trespassing signs and a locked gate.

Another new patrol boat? Sheriff gets green light on purchase

  • Jul 21, 2014 at 7:54PM

The final cost of the newly acquired "Sentinel" was about $96,000 less than had been allotted for by a federal Homeland Security grant, and the department will be able to use the remainder, along with a separate $100,000 federal "Stone Garden" grant, to cover the bulk of the department's newest boat acquisition, Sheriff Rob Nou said.

Friday Harbor High '03 grad earns master's degree

  • Jul 21, 2014 at 8:01PM

Friday Harbor High School graduate Michael Pretz, Class of 2003, earned a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Portland State University, maintaining a 4.0 GPA over the course of the 3-year program.

Larsen, DelBene back EPA decision on Bristol Bay, Pebble Mine

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 10:46AM

A decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use its authority under the Clean Water Act to protect Bristol Bay and its salmon fishery drew praise from two members of Washington's congressional delegation. Still, the tug-of-war over the proposed Pebble Mine has yet to be resolved.

Colonoscopy? Almost pleasant thanks to PIMC | Letters

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 10:54AM

Starting with the warm and friendly greeter, then the cheerful insurance verifier, and the lovely nurses—every step of the way my fears were calmed and I felt listened to and cared for.

Pioneer women portrayed in return performance by acclaimed storyteller

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 11:29AM

Historian Karen Haas kicks off Encampment 2014 with a revival of her celebrated Civil War program, “I am Always on the Woman’s Side,” Friday, July 25, at English Camp, beginning at 7 p.m. She will slip into to character for a dynamic portrayal of the unsinkable Thea Foss, July 31, at San Juan Island Library.

Free flights? Indeed... at Friday Harbor Fly In, and the day before

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 11:42AM

Westwind Aviation and Cessna Aircraft have joined forces to offer two-days of free demo flights in conjunction with the Friday Harbor Fly-In. It's part of Cessna's "Discover Flying Challenge" flight program.

Lester Capell Gunther: 1925—2014 | Passages

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 4:00PM

Beloved patriarch, dear friend, irascible coot, Lester Gunther perished Monday at his home on False Bay.

On guard over greenhouse rules

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

A total of 18 “marijuana producer” license applications from San Juan County are on file with the state Liquor Control Board, only one of which, belonging to Aqua Organics, has so far been approved.

Maggie King joins Hall of Fame

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 11:00AM

The late Maggie King, a former Mountlake Terrace High School teacher, coach and lifelong advocate of girls sports, was inducted into the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame.

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