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Update: Can you hear me now? San Juans hit by phone outage

  • 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.

Update: Communications restored after widespread nine-hour outage in SJs

  • 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.

Outraged over latest communications outage | Letters

  • 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.

Wade Paul Hill: 1920—2014 | Passages

  • 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.

Puerto Vallarta's best club band headlines Home Trust 'Fiesta'

  • 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.

Meet your local volunteer firefighter | Guest Column

  • 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!”

San Juan men face felony charges for alleged break-in, weapons theft

  • 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.

Encore, encore… It's The Met: Live in HD summer series

  • 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.

Life's tough enough already... why pick on feral cats? | Letters

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Jul 27, 2014 at 11:47AM

I do many favors for the person who adopted me. No mouse has been seen in our house since I arrived. DeCon has also disappeared, along with its additives. There is no fly. Even bugs have disappeared. I am almost as good as a vacuum cleaner, actually better. I don't have to be dumped out.

Know Your Island Walk: Westcott Bay summer bonus

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 9:19AM

National Park Superintendent Lee Taylor will lead a three-mile roundtrip sojourn along the Westcott Bay Trail

Barbara Jean Schonefeld: 1931—2014 | Passages

  • 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.

We’re here to help, when time is right | Guest Column

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 6:10PM

In San Juan County the only people who can respond to a stranded seal pup are county, state or federal government officials, such as rangers within their parks, and the San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

Town gives thumbs up; Spring Street Landing project good to go

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 7:51PM

The Town Council, prompted by concerns of the buildings height and impact on waterfront views, requested late last month that the Port of Friday Harbor offer up a modification to the roofline, with a slightly lower pitch. Although the Port honored the request, the council passed on the alteration, in favor of original design, gabled roof and all.

Newsmakers: Bacon earns master's degree

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 8:16PM

Ceradwen Bacon of Seattle, daughter of Dan and Frances Bacon of Friday Harbor, graduated June 15 from the University of Washington Information School with a master's degree in Library and Information Science.

Congrats to Ag Guild, affordable housing in need of similar support | Letters

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 8:19PM

We at the San Juan Community Home Trust commend San Juan islanders for their generous support of the Brickworks and urge our community to now turn our attention to creating more permanently affordable housing for our local workforce and retirees.

A little humility; good place to start | Guest Column

  • 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.

Islanders will rally for ferry funding Feb. 18; signatures sought for online petition

  • Jan 29, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Feb 5, 2009 at 8:51AM

Residents of the San Juans and Anacortes will rally Feb. 18 in Olympia to persuade legislators to preserve ferry funding. They hope to go armed with vox populi, in the form of a petition. The petition is online at www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?plancfcp&101. To sign, CLICK HERE

Lopez man dies while snowboarding with sons at Mount Baker

  • Feb 19, 2009 at 10:05AM updated Feb 26, 2009 at 3:30PM

Lopez resident David Fisher died while snowboarding with his two sons at the Mount Baker ski area on Wednesday, Feb. 18 in the early afternoon.

'Where is Tomorrow's Farmer?' filmed on San Juan Island; explores the issue of bringing younger people into sustainable farming

  • Sep 2, 2009 at 10:00AM updated Sep 10, 2009 at 11:08AM

Filmmaker Mike Hurwicz of Orcas Island has filmed a 10-minute video, "Where Is Tomorrow's Farmer?", on San Juan Island. The film includes footage of the Community Garden at Ackley's Corner, Heritage Farm, the Farmers Market, and Thirsty Goose Farm. It explores the issue of bringing younger people into sustainable farming, and features commentary from island farmers and other community members who talk of how important it is that we look at the value of this kind of work, and how important it is that the age-old knowledge of how to feed ourselves is retained and passed on.

Lopez farmer sues San Juan County over ordinance requiring vendor permits; says law is discriminatory, unconstitutional

  • Sep 16, 2009 at 3:00PM updated at 5:20PM

Lopez Island grower Gary Franco has sued San Juan County over its ordinance requiring some vendors to obtain a permit to sell in public places. Franco teamed up with the Institute for Justice — an advocate for the rights of entrepreneurs — in the suit, announced today in a press conference on the courthouse steps.

Gaylord finishes 11th in his age group in France-to-Italy mountain trail run

  • Sep 16, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Sep 18, 2009 at 9:21AM

Minutes before the 5 a.m. start, instructions are given in French. Local ultra-marathoner and county prosecutor Randy Gaylord listened intensely, but couldn't understand a word that was spoken. A few seconds before the hour, the countdown begins, in French, from 10 to one, and at the shout of "Allez!" all 800 runners, wearing headlamps, begin running in the dark and cold, as the temperatures were in the 30s and cloud deck low, similar to the Pacific Northwest. This would be a long day for all of them.

Ferry Advisory Committee chairman explains fall schedule

  • Sep 17, 2009 at 2:03PM

Ferry Advisory Committee members asked that I provide you with a letter for publication that explains the changes in the new fall schedule that is effective Sept. 27. Summer is nearly over, and the new WSF fall schedule will take effect on Sunday, Sept. 27. There are several changes that everyone needs to understand.

First of three meetings tonight on National Marine Fisheries Service's proposed no-go zone

  • Sep 24, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 2:54PM

The first of three public meetings is scheduled today on the National Marine Fisheries Service's proposal to put more distance between vessels and the Southern Resident killer whales. The meeting is tonight, 7-9 p.m., in the Pier One Main Warehouse, 100 Commercial Ave., Anacortes. Other meetings are scheduled Sept. 30, 7-9 p.m., at the Seattle Aquarium, Pier 59, Seattle; Oct. 5, 7-9 p.m., in the San Juan Island Grange Hall, Friday Harbor.

Derelict fishing nets' toll: 30,000 marine birds, 110,000 fish and 2 million invertebrates a year

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Oct 13, 2009 at 2:42PM

"Lost" gill nets are never really lost. Fishing boat operators cut loose snagged nets and get their boats free and head for port. The derelict nets remain where they were snagged — often for decades — catching and killing marine life.

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