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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.

'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.

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.”

Update: Vehicle plunges into backyard pond; man trapped inside dies

  • Jul 14, 2014 at 8:00PM updated Jul 15, 2014 at 1:09PM

Emergency responders tried without success to resuscitate an 88-year-old San Juan Island man after the vehicle that he and two others were traveling in plunged into a backyard pond Monday afternoon on the westside of San Juan Island, trapping him inside.

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.

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.

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