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San Juan County puts deep freeze on ICE ‘holds’

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 9:55AM

San Juan County Sheriff’s Department ended its long-standing policy of honoring a request by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, that anyone taken into custody, and who is suspected of being in the country illegally, be detained for up to 48 hours, long enough for immigration enforcement agents to presumably pick them up.

Changes in health coverage; beware | Letters

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 10:00AM

Patients signing up through the healthcare exchange are being told to get a physical. This has been touted nationally and statewide as part of your preventive benefits.

Stonewalled by powers that be at our 'un-cooperative' | As I See It

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 6:30PM

OPALCO no longer is operating as a cooperative, but rather as if it were a private corporation, and a deceptive and aggressively private one at that. It is a completely unnecessary and unfortunate change that needs to be reversed.

Friday Harbor man earns bachelor's degree online, with honors

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 7:01PM

Robert Walters earned a bachelor's degree in natural resources policy management through OSU's e-course program, completing his entire coursework online and earning the required credits while living on San Juan Island.

David Crawford: 1944-2014 | Passages

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 3:28PM

Dave was an adventurer, electrician, road-trip junkie, son, brother, uncle and the archetypal cowboy. He lived in many states, was a proud veteran, enjoyed the company of horses and loved his boat.

Stewardship Network to celebrate seven with 'Good Steward' award

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jun 21, 2014 at 10:17AM

The Good Steward award, embodied by the coveted "Finee," a glazed ceramic salmon made by Crow Valley Pottery, is bestowed upon deserving islanders and local businesses in recognition of exceptional efforts in environmental stewardship

How much for a public safety boat? $600K... Yikes! | Letters

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 6:55PM

Okay, this thing squirts water, but at this price it should launch planes, submerge, or fire missiles.

Demolition marks debut of new twist on pollution prevention program

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Jun 23, 2014 at 7:36PM

By all accounts, a new twist to a long-standing state pollution prevention program got off to a smashing success on the waterfront of Friday Harbor. Still, for Ken Norris, the launch signaled a most bittersweet goodbye.

Special day all that much better thanks to Project Grad Night | Guest Column

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 2:18PM

Dying to know what Project Grad Night is all about? Click on this article to get the inside scoop on the festivities enjoyed by the Class of 2014.

Tourist attraction? It's more like a death-trap | Letters

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 2:02PM

Yesterday, a woman ran out from between two parked cars, right in front of our car; she never looked. All she could think about was getting a picture of an eagle.

Be part of a musical tradition; join together with the band

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 12:50PM

The Friday Harbor Fourth of July Community Marching Band seeks musicians of any age or skill level to join the band and take part in the upcoming parade. Rehearsals are June 23, June 25 and June 27, with final rehearsals June 30 and July 2 in the Friday Harbor High School Band room.

OPALCO strikes deal with Vulcan, expands wireless capacity

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 3:41PM

By purchasing a portion of the wireless company's 700 MHz FCC-licensed frequency, the power cooperative expects to increase its ability to communicate with crews in the field, better monitor remote equipment and improve emergency communications countywide

It’s your Community Foundation | Guest Column

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 3:00PM

In the coming weeks and months you will be seeing a lot more of your community foundation—in the newspaper, on your computer, at the Farmers’ Market, at the County Fair, at gatherings where we will be seeking your input on community needs and services.

New spin, twist for Pig War Picnic | Letters

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 6:00PM

Kiwanis Club of Friday Harbor is pleased and proud to present this years Fourth of July Pig War Picnic at the Historical Museum Park.

Through the lens: San Juan Marathon 2014 | Slideshow

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 7:00AM

The "50-and-over-crowd" made what is perhaps its strongest showing to date at the San Juan Island Marathon, proving age is irrelevant—or at least not a handicap—in a grueling, long distance run on the road.

Penny Lee Williams: Aug. 24, 1943—June 17, 2014 | Passages

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 9:00AM

Penny was a strong woman with strong beliefs. She held herself to a high standard of ethics and was very generous to those around her.

Power of pedal for free on Friday Harbor

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 11:00AM

Travel Light Cycles and the Port of Friday Harbor have joined forces to make mechanically sound bicycles available to visitors and guests.

Story gains new fans, imagination unfolds

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 3:00PM

The feature highlights D’Errico’s goal to turn challenges into triumphs through a soccer superhero character, “Ammon Walker,” created as part of a Talenthouse art invite sponsored by Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.

Michael Eugene Copas: 1958-2014 | Passages

  • Jun 26, 2014 at 7:00AM

Most of all, Mike loved his motorcycle. He loved riding whenever he could, and always looked forward to his yearly ride with the “guys.” Mike loved the sense of freedom he got when he was out on the road.

Each one on a course all their own

  • Jun 26, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 12:42PM

Road less traveled leads to degree for five Skagit Valley College graduates. Though small in number the graduating class, five in all, are “rich in background and in diversity.”

San Juan man cited for dumping tires on shoreline of westside preserve; penalties compound

  • Jun 26, 2014 at 12:41PM

A 33-year-old San Juan Island man, accused of dumping a mass of auto tires on the shoreline of a westside preserve, faces a $1,000 fine and a $4,700 cleanup bill, and possible prosecution on criminal charges. And, that's just the start.

Of science, students, labs and all that jazz

  • Jun 26, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Science Outreach Program focuses on getting students actively engaged in the process of science.

One last time around; Evergreen State bound for retirement

  • Jun 26, 2014 at 1:36PM

The Evergreen State, built in 1954 and a fixture in the San Juans for decades, will make her final sailing Sunday, June 29; take time to bid the venerable boat "bon voyage" on her last day in service. (Send us your stories about the Evergreen State for a future tribute to her years of service in the San Juans).

More than just a good read, the Sheriff's log was an excellent reminder | Letters

  • Jun 26, 2014 at 1:44PM

We have lost something that represents some of the most important values of a small town. Reading the Sheriff’s Log was a regular reminder that each of us is not just an individual but also a part of our community.

Spirit of giving sparkles at FHES | Letters

  • Jun 26, 2014 at 4:00PM

Every year, the Friday Harbor Elementary Student Council organizes a fundraiser to raise funds to donate to a charitable organization of their choice.

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