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Island newspapers say goodbye to long-time publisher

  • May 11, 2011 at 4:00PM updated May 12, 2011 at 11:49AM

WSF chief touts 'significant progress' in reducing expenses

  • Jun 14, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Jun 15, 2011 at 2:23PM

Washingto State Ferries has made “significant progress” in shoring up its bottom line through an assortment of cost-cutting moves. He prefaced a sort of State of the State Agency address by highlighting a handful of those spending reductions, according to Assistant Secretary David Moseley

San Juan County fairgrounds has a new arena fence

  • Jun 16, 2011 at 8:51AM

The San Juan County Fairgrounds now has a beautiful, new arena fence, thanks to the efforts of a Friday Harbor High School student.

Harris-Moore pleads guilty in federal court, will answer to San Juan County's case in July

  • Jun 19, 2011 at 3:00PM updated at 6:21PM

While Friday's guilty plea marks the beginning of the end of Harris-Moore's case in federal court — sentencing is slated for Oct. 28 — he faces more than 30 criminal charges filed in four different counties in Washington state, including 16 felonies allegedly committed in San Juan County.

12th Annual Orca Sing | Slide show

  • Jun 20, 2011 at 9:00AM updated Feb 17, 2012 at 5:56PM

The City Cantabile Choir celebrated the life of Ruffles the killer whale, who has been missing since the fall, during the 12th annual "Orca Sing"

Parking fees take effect at Washington state parks beginning July 1; yearly 'Discover Pass' available online

  • Jun 21, 2011 at 12:00PM updated Jun 23, 2011 at 9:57AM

Beginning July 1, the pass is required to park in recreation lands and water-access sites managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

County fair department seeks input for master plan

  • Jun 22, 2011 at 3:45PM

The San Juan County Parks and Fair Department is seeking input from residents as it begins development of a “Master Plan” for the fairgrounds. Planners want to know what county residents think the future of the fairgrounds should be and hear their ideas about how to make that future a reality.

Victor Boede killed in single-car rollover on Olga Road

  • Jun 29, 2011 at 9:00AM updated Jul 1, 2011 at 3:06PM

Orcas Island resident Victor Boede, 53, was killed in a single-car rollover accident the night of Tuesday, June 28. Emergency responders found Boede deceased beside the Olga Road, just south of the Lambiel Museum the next morning, after a county road crew happened on the scene and called for help.

End of an era: Kevin Carlton steps aside after 13 years at the helm | Prep softball

  • Jul 5, 2011 at 2:00PM updated at 4:45PM

After 13 years at the helm of one of the school’s most successful athletic programs, Carlton announced last week to his players and school officials that he would be stepping down as head coach.

Dispatches from marine area 7: 'crazy good' | By Kevin Klein

  • Jul 5, 2011 at 4:41PM

Kevin Klein, Friday Harbor, PSA San Juan Islands, CCA Northsound There is "Good", there is "Very Good", and then there is "Crazy Good". The San Juans since the July 1st. salmon opener have been "Crazy Good". I had a funny feeling that there would be Kings around, but couldn't imagine this. Fish are everywhere, North, South, East, and West. They are biting on everything, but feeding mostly on Candlefish. I have been using the "Tailwagger" and "4 lite" spoons by Silver Horde behind a Q-cove flasher with much success. However, these are hungry salmon, and hootchies and bait are also working. Troll close to the bottom, elevated a bit more than blackmouth, but not much.I have caught a lot of clipped fish, and have actually just been releasing unclipped salmon, and keeping hatchery. That's good to see. So are the multiple reports of big Chinook over 30lb.s. The upcoming Bellingham Derby could take a real monster to win it. I had 5 fish to the boat on the morning of the 4th by 7 a.m., and this has been common. The San Juans are now "Ground Zero" for some of the best salmon fishing on the planet. I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story.

Seven pulled from the waters of Wasp Passage after crabbing boat runs aground near Shaw Island

  • Jul 8, 2011 at 11:00AM updated at 5:45PM

Six members of the crew suffered injuries, two of whom were airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital with broken bones and hypothermia.

Lake Stevens man 'shaken, but otherwise uninjured' after rough landing on Lopez Island

  • Jul 18, 2011 at 8:00AM updated at 11:36AM

An aircraft downed on Lopez Island, no one was injured

More than 40 injured on a hayride 'gone terribly wrong'

  • Jul 25, 2011 at 8:00AM updated Jul 26, 2011 at 10:15AM

At least four people were airlifted from Shaw Island with injuries and 40 people were treated with less severe injuries on island after an accident on a hayride went “terribly wrong.”

Tall tales: Fourth annual Orcas Storyfest brings professional tellers

  • Jul 29, 2011 at 9:09AM

One of civilization’s oldest art forms is storytelling. It preserves traditions, honors ancestors and ignites peoples’ imaginations. An Orcas couple is presenting four days of traditional, live storytelling with professionals from across the country.

Proposal would give Community Development and Planning power to levy fines

  • Aug 1, 2011 at 2:00PM updated Aug 2, 2011 at 9:28AM

A significant policy shift written into the proposed “Code Enforcement” ordinance for San Juan County would give Community Development and Planning the right to levy civil financial penalties for code violations. Citizens of the Common Sense Alliance are concerned that as presently worded, the ordinance could also significantly expand the CDPD director’s powers beyond the limits of enforcing county code.

Shoreline Visioning Meeting

  • Aug 6, 2011 at 8:00AM

The Shoreline Visioning Meetings will focus on gathering and understanding public preferences regarding future shoreline development.

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