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- Aug 21, 2014 at 8:00AM
And once word gets out, more kayakers might put Orcas Island on their destination list instead of Friday Harbor.
- Aug 21, 2014 at 10:30AM
A few of main events in Pickett’s life include the “Pig War,” when the then-commander of U.S. troops confronted Vancouver Island Governor Sir James Douglas and the Royal Navy over ownership of San Juan Island. The story culminates in the disastrous “Pickett’s Charge” that brought ruin to the Confederate Army at the Battle of Gettysburg.
- Aug 21, 2014 at 11:00AM
Mouse-eared bats look similar from a distance and use the same frequencies to navigate and target their prey, but they vary somewhat in body proportions and behavior. Two of our mouse-eared species are actually quite rare.
- Aug 21, 2014 at 5:15PM
Under the program, the Community Foundation matched up to 50 percent of each of the eight separate non-profits represented through the program and their respective project goals, for a total of $44,000 in donations generated at the Fair.
- Aug 22, 2014 at 3:00PM
Their generous funding ensures that all island families, regardless of income, have access to education and enrichment programs that promote learning, friendship and family well-being.
- Aug 22, 2014 at 6:19PM
Keith was an avid outdoorsman and early member of the Mountaineers and REI— backpacking trips in the Cascades and Olympics (always with a fly rod or two) were an omnipresent part of Keith’s graduate-school and early parenting years, and he continued those adventures with his children well into their adulthoods.
- Aug 22, 2014 at 6:12PM
As a community shifts from the hunker-down mentality of recession to the beehive activity level of a healthy, vibrant community, local government prospers, as well. Indications are we’ve reached the beehive.
- Aug 23, 2014 at 6:00AM
To all the visitors and residents of San Juan County who helped with the success of this year’s Photography Department at the San Juan County Fair.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Aug 26, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Sep 2, 2014 at 10:15AM
A major construction project at the Friday Harbor Airport began Monday.
- 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.
- Aug 26, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 4:26PM
Most of us find indescribable solace in the mysteries of the natural world.
- Aug 26, 2014 at 4:42PM
Frazer Homestead Walk, American Camp, 2-4 p.m., free.
- Aug 26, 2014 at 4:36PM
RCAS High Low Precip Aug. 18 68 58 —
- Aug 27, 2014 at 10:39AM
Two areas near the San Juan Islands will remain open for recreational crab fishing while all others in the Puget Sound Region will close to crab fishing at sunset on Labor Day (Sept. 1), with summer catch reports due by midnight Oct. 1.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- Aug 27, 2014 at 6:00PM
The San Juan Island Library partners with Skagit Valley College to offer four workshops on using PC computers.
- Aug 27, 2014 at 6:27PM
The San Juan Island Garden Club is hosting an excursion to the WSU Display Gardens in Mount Vernon.