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Get to know your volunteer firefighter

  • Jul 31, 2014 at 11:00AM

Potential closure of the station near home prompted now-Lt. Wood to join San Juan Island Fire Rescue

Roots of iconic fabrics revealed

  • Jul 31, 2014 at 3:00PM

American Indian relied almost entirely on what was at hand, especially the cedar tree, known to them as the “tree of life.”

Find out more about Ferries reservation plan

  • Jul 31, 2014 at 6:00PM

The roll-out of the reservation system is slated to begin in late December and early January, with the start of the winter sailing schedule.

Of feeding eagles & ruffled feathers | Letters

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 9:33AM

Personally, I don’t see much difference between a guy feeding eagles and people with wild bird feeders in their backyard. The issue here, is one of public safety.

American Legion Post 163 files suit over mural decision by Friday Harbor Town Council

  • Aug 25, 2014 at 4:46PM

The Friday Harbor Town Council may have expected to see a second attempt at creating a very large mural, toned down and with perhaps a little less personality.

A Totem Pole story | FRIENDS of the San Juans

  • Aug 25, 2014 at 3:40PM

people of faith and local activists to learn more about this year’s journey and how they can stand with the Lummi community in support of their work to stop the Gateway Pacific coal terminal and fossil fuel exports that threaten sacred tribal sites.

The bell tolls for back to school | San Juan School District

  • Aug 25, 2014 at 2:10PM

The bell tolls for the first day of class, Aug. 28 (that’s right, a pre-Labor Day start of school is now the norm) the reconstruction of Blair Avenue, which will deliver new curbs, gutters and sidewalks as well as a new road surface, will still be in progress.

When ferries fail, it's the San Juans that get the shaft | Letters

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 5:43PM

I was stranded while traveling alone, on foot, in Sidney, B.C. on Friday, July 11, when someone at Washington State Ferries made the decision to cancel the only sailing to Friday Harbor rather than replace the ailing M/V Chelan with the M/V Elwha. But it's a different story when ferries fail down Sound.

Boyd Crumpacker: 1961-2014 | Passages

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 5:49PM

Boyd will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, his passion for collecting old trucks, his remarkable strength, his amazing ability to get the job done, all along while keeping a smile on his face while doing so, regardless of the challenge.

Trashion Fashion 2015? Don’t wait | Letters

  • Aug 25, 2014 at 6:00PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you; each and every one of you who participated on stage, behind stage and behind the scenes of the Trashion Fashion Show.

County Elections seeks 'pro', 'con' writers for ballot measures

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 6:11PM

Got a beef with a ballot measure? Problem with proposed property tax hike? Or, perhaps you'd like to advocate in favor of such a proposal before the November election rolls around. If so, the San Juan County Elections department is looking for you.

Rev. Joseph Carney: 1929—2014 | Passages

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 7:00AM

Joe was loved by everyone who knew him for his ready smile, his sense of humor and the joy and kindness he exuded. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Wild places: Sustenance for the soul

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 4:26PM

Most of us find indescribable solace in the mysteries of the natural world.

San Juan Islands weather almanac | Aug 18-24

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 4:36PM

RCAS High Low Precip Aug. 18 68 58 —

Navy Jet noise is small price to pay | Letter

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 4:37PM

During the 4 of July parade (Lopez), a group protesting jet noise from NAS Whidbey participated.

Frazer Homestead Walk | American Camp

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 4:42PM

Frazer Homestead Walk, American Camp, 2-4 p.m., free.

Get in on naming the next ferry, time running out | Washington State Transportation Commission

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 12:25PM

Construction of the next 144-car-ferry is under way and the Washington State Transportation Commission is asking people from across the state to get involved and submit proposals for the new boat’s name.

A major wake-up for San Juan Island communities | Colleen Armstrong

  • Aug 25, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Aug 27, 2014 at 4:03PM

We applaud the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission for recommending CenturyLink be fined more than $170,000 for the 10-day communications outage last November that created an upheaval in the San Juans

Early Learning Lab coming to San Juan Island | San Juan Island Library

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 6:00PM

Thrive by Five Washington’s Early Learning Lab is coming to San Juan Island in partnership with the San Juan Island Library and the San Juan Island Family Resource Center.

Get Started Using Computers | San Juan Island Library

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 6:00PM

The San Juan Island Library partners with Skagit Valley College to offer four workshops on using PC computers.

San Juan Island Garden Club hosts excursion to the WSU Display Gardens

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 6:27PM

The San Juan Island Garden Club is hosting an excursion to the WSU Display Gardens in Mount Vernon.

Taxable sales increase 4.9 percent for first quarter of 2014 | Washington State Department of Revenue

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 6:02PM

The state’s taxable retail sales totals grew to $27.3 billion in the first quarter of 2014 (Jan. 1-March 31), recording a 4.9 percent increase over the same period in 2013. Retail trade, a subset of total taxable retail sales, rose 2.4 percent to $12.3 billion.

SJC League of Women Voters call for no-net increase in crude oil shipments

  • Aug 4, 2014 at 8:00PM updated Aug 5, 2014 at 9:47AM

Deadline for comment on the draft environmental impact statement for the North Wing of BP'S Cherry Point refinery, in operation since 2001, is Wednesday, Aug.6. See what SJC LofWV president Diane Martindale has to say about the DEIS, here.

Rule of one? Canceled contract smacks of political payback, micro-management | As I See It

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 10:44AM

Mr. Jarman’s action has shown a complete disregard for our county’s charter by circumventing its requirement that only the full council can direct county employees. I also believe Mr. Thomas displayed questionable judgment by not questioning Mr. Jarman’s authority to “direct” him on this matter.

13th Annual Wooden Boat Rendezvous in Deer Harbor Labor Day

  • Aug 28, 2014 at 10:04AM

The Wooden Boat Society of the San Juan Islands is holding the 13th Annual Wooden Boat Rendezvous Sept. 1-3 at Deer Harbor and Orcas Island.

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