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- Sep 26, 2014 at 11:06AM
Renovations are currently underway at Friday Harbor High School to create a new STEM Center to promote science, technology, engineering and math education. This year’s phon-a-thon will seek funds to equip the new computer lab, in addition to many other initiatives in the elementary and middle schools.
- Sep 26, 2014 at 11:28AM
The annual fundraiser for American Cancer Society, as well as local cancer support programs, features food, games, activities, live music. The event, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the fairgrounds in Friday Harbor, begins with a Survivors Reception, at 2 p.m., and a Luminara ceremony starts at sundown.
Fracas over fence, cracked windshield prompts arrest, luggage tossed overboard; San Juan County sheriff's log
- Sep 26, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 6:24PM
Two men traveling on a ferry on Sept. 11 reportedly feared the luggage another man asked them to watch, which contained electrical parts and equipment, and then became separated from may have been wired to explode. So, they tossed it overboard.
- Sep 26, 2014 at 6:51PM
The new engines will replace five fire trucks that are nearly 30 years old, and satisfy an insurance industry requirement that penalizes policy holder’s when a community’s fire engines are more than 10 years old, according to fire department spokeswoman Sheila Harley
- Sep 27, 2014 at 1:03PM
If it turns out that a significant amount of revenue raised by the sale of recreational marijuana is up for grabs, lawmakers will be able to amend the state law to make clear who should get it. Cities and counties have a suggestion: us.
- Sep 27, 2014 at 12:45PM
While Julie Hanks moved on to work at other island nonprofits, she continued her volunteer help at SJCT; and when the development job became available she jumped at the chance to return “home.”
- Sep 27, 2014 at 1:21PM
With the reduction of the fire-risk rating, commercial and residential burn permits will be available beginning Oct. 1.
- Sep 29, 2014 at 8:30AM
The entire branding idea (justifiably in my opinion) may be sliding into obscurity. Look at where we live. Do we really need branding?
- Sep 29, 2014 at 8:48AM
With a 55-yard scoring drive and 2-point safety to start the second half, the Wolverines erased a 5-point deficit, stole back the momentum and muscled their way into the driver’s seat of the Northwest 2B /1B League title chase in a 39-21 victory at home, Sept. 26, over La Conner.
- Sep 29, 2014 at 7:18PM
“Over ten thousand bats were heard,” said Russel Barsh, director of the Lopez-based Kiwaht research center, which conducted the first survey of bats in the San Juans in 75 years. “... and that is only perhaps one percent of what’s out there.”
- Sep 29, 2014 at 7:24PM
It seems that when the solid waste transfer truck from Friday Harbor is in transit on the ferry, it is depositing maggots on the car deck of the ferry. Lots of them.
- Sep 30, 2014 at 11:18AM
A competitive showing against the Grizzlies might be better for the Wolverines at this point of the season than another lopsided win
- Sep 30, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 4:03PM
Just like when any other neighborhood is under construction, those living at the marina anticipate some degree of inconvenience.
- Sep 30, 2014 at 12:56PM
Rooted in the sounds of the gypsy jazz legend, the band’s signature style is marked by nimble string work, pulsing rhythm guitar, and of course, swing.
- Sep 30, 2014 at 4:39PM
The amount of money being requested now is far in excess of that which is necessary to provide quality service to our community with the level of emergency response to which we have become accustomed.
- Sep 30, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Oct 1, 2014 at 9:41AM
The EMS professionals provide much more than emergency care when disaster happens, they support their patient and give surrounding friends and family emotional support and important information about what happens next.
- Sep 30, 2014 at 4:31PM
The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will sponsor a series of forums where candidates and speakers on ballot issues will address the public, and take questions. Click on headline for schedule.
- Oct 1, 2014 at 11:36AM
Orcas Power & Light Cooperative's newly appointed general manager, Foster Hildreth, the power co-op's former vice president, is excited about continuing the co-op mission and about getting a few new projects off the ground, like Community Solar.
- Oct 1, 2014 at 12:12PM
Savor the San Juans, the monthlong carousel of food, farm and art festivities is in full-swing with October’s arrival. Click on this article to find out where—and what— the action is.
- Oct 1, 2014 at 12:30PM
The grand opening of Northwest artist Michael Bienvenu's Friday Harbor fine art gallery, Oct. 4, 4-7 p.m., will feature works of highly acclaimed and, as some say, "suggestive," as in provocative, painter Steven LaRose, a Seattle native.
- Oct 1, 2014 at 1:00PM
Ben "Pop" Alvey was born in Taylorville, Ill. and lived in Friday Harbor for the past 25 years. He worked much of his adult life as a long-haul truck driver for Groendyke Transport of Enid, Okla., spending his last working years as a dispatcher in the trucking industry.
- Oct 1, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Oct 2, 2014 at 9:23AM
With the win, the Friday Harbor girls soccer team tallied victory No. 4 in its last five matches, as well as its fourth consecutive win in league play, and also evened its three-game regular season series against the Braves at one game apiece.
- Oct 2, 2014 at 11:00AM
As the county’s IT manager and on behalf of the county’s employees and the citizens who depend on our services, I thank CenturyLink’s Skels and Connally, and council member Bob Jarman for stepping in and doing everything necessary to get us working again.
- Oct 2, 2014 at 12:10PM
The current outbreaks of Enterovirus D68 are resulting in significant numbers of children with respiratory infections requiring emergency department visits and hospitalizations, primarily for difficulties with breathing and severe asthma. Children with asthma appear to be more susceptible to serious illness from the virus.
- Oct 2, 2014 at 2:00PM
Calling all students, ages 12-19, the Young Filmmakers Project, Nov. 8, is just six weeks away. There’s still time to write, film and edit a 3-10 minute movie for submission.