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'Lucky seven' find adapting to island life comes easy at FH shelter

  • Sep 15, 2014 at 8:10PM

Many of Pasado’s cats had to be relocated to high-kill shelters in order to accommodate an influx of 48 felines rescued as part of a cat-hoarding case, but the lucky seven that ended up at the Friday Harbor animal shelter face no threat of termination.

Legal Matters: Consequences can be dire by driving with a suspended license | Guest column

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 7:00AM

Failure to pay a traffic ticket can have more serious consequences than your case being sent to collections. You could lose your driver’s license and, if you continue to drive, you could be arrested and your car impounded.

A harvest for the senses

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 10:32AM

A fully integrated estate, growing, harvesting and distilling all its lavender oil on site, Pelindaba Lavender Farm cultivates 25,000 lavender plants on 25 acres and distills over 100 gallons of lavender oil each fall.

County council calls on governor to reject proposed cuts in ferry service

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 10:48AM

For the San Juans, the proposed service reduction includes: extending the winter service from 12 weeks to 20 weeks: no service to Sidney, BC; and reducing service on the San Juans inter-island routes.

From 'bud-break' to bottle

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 12:19PM

San Juan Vineyard grows two white varieties on their estate, Siegerrebe and Madeleine Angevine. They will be trucking in Pinot Gris and Riesling grapes from the Yakima Valley to crush this year.

Celebration of Life: Al Sundstrom: 1918—2014 | Passages

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Sep 18, 2014 at 3:07PM

Born and raised on San Juan Island, and a prominent figure in island agricultural, Al Sundstrom died at his home Wednesday, Sept. 10. He was 96.

US Constitution: does it matter anymore? | Guest Column

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 2:00PM

A less than perfect document, the Constitution did not extend voting rights to landless citizens, women, Native Americans, and blacks.

Leadership San Juan Islands is back

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 3:00PM

Individuals and organizations willing to offer fiscal support are encouraged to come and ask questions about the significance of the program for our county.

Ompah-pah-pah, celebrate fall in Bavarian style, Oktoberfest

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 3:39PM

Enjoy a Bavarian-themed evening of fun, games and events, complete with beer, brats and desserts, and bring your German heritage dog along for a Dachshund race, Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Friday Harbor fairgrounds, beginning at 5 p.m.

Fellow deputy backs challenger in sheriff's race | Letters

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 3:58PM

Communication is key in leadership. Ron has, as a peacemaker, not only in the community, but within the agency, has repeatedly proven himself to be a strong communicator.

It’s Friday Harbor history… and you | Letters

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 6:00PM

I can look at a 100-year-old building or a post-war structure and appreciate that each has something to say about America, and even our community, at a given moment in time.

San Juan Island man admits to selling cocaine, gets 16-month prison term

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 7:00AM

An investigation of alleged drug peddling led to a series of undercover drug buys, in which an informant paid a Friday Harbor about $250 for a so-called "eight ball" of cocaine, roughly 3.4 grams, twice in mid-December and two more times in January.

Portrait of a local composer

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

Shining Night, a film by Michael Stillwater, received the “Audience Favorite” award at the 2013 Friday Harbor Film Festival.

Third annual Chili Cook-off, one hot competition

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 11:15AM

Will the SJISD Food for Thought reign as victors for the third year in a row? Or will last year's runner-up, Cask and Schooner, crush the defending champs like red pepper? Find out Saturday, Oct. 11, at Brickworks Plaza, 3:30 p.m.

Lack of supply puts delay on pot shop debut

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Sep 18, 2014 at 10:31AM

If you’re looking to score some weed in the San Juan Islands, legally, that is, don’t hold your breath. It could take awhile.

For art sake, and more

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 1:00PM

More than 100 original oil paintings by San Juan Island artist David Price, Sr. will be on display and available for a reduced price as part of a first-ever show at the artist's home.

WSF reservations to debut in December, like it or not... many don't

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 2:21PM

While some islanders are in favor of a guaranteed travel option, other islanders have gone as far as creating a petition against the new program.

Levy hike for SJ EMS? More information, please | Letters

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 2:34PM

I have the highest respect for the EMS personnel but do have concerns regarding the fiscal management of our tax dollars. If your tax revenue increases due to a rebound in property values, how will you the deal with the excess revenue?

Reservations about reservations? | As I See It

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

I see the reservation system benefiting the tourist industry, the retiree, the professional who lives here part-time, but this benefit comes at the expense of the working families who live here and are the core of our community.

Krebs for sheriff; leads by example | Letters

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 7:00PM

Over the next several years, I observed significant and positive motivational changes in the student. Ron remains one of the most committed parents I have met in my 27 years here.

Quality healthcare undermined by sloppy reporting, misguided press release | Letters

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 7:31PM

It is difficult enough to practice medicine and to maintain public credibility without the added burden of inaccurate press releases and inadequate fact-checking. Witness the mess of health system errors and horrible reporting nationally on the Ebola virus situation.

Somewhere Barney Oldfield sheds a tear, but it's time for me, and some of my compatriots, to hang up the keys | Opinion

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 7:20PM

Sure, he may have gotten a start in the horse-and-buggy days, but columnist Howard Schonberger, as he hands over the keys, can wax nostalgic with the best of 'em about those very first days, and about his many adventures, behind the wheel.

It’s that time of year once again…are you ready for the flu? | Guest Column

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 8:00AM

Getting a flu vaccine is easy, and it is the single-best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from flu. Get vaccinated early and stay protected throughout the flu season. Find a list of flu clinics below.

Tourism ‘hot spot’, San Juans declared endangered

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 8:00AM

Leave No Trace is a national non-profit organization that aims to protect the outdoors by teaching people how to enjoy it responsibly.

Climate change, at our front door | Editorial

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 11:00AM

But if you still think climate change is a joke, or that what’s happening across the globe is simply some kind of cyclical twist in Mother Nature’s grand scheme or bag of tricks, then think again.

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