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Cracks cause 20K gallon spill in Spring Street water line

  • Dec 10, 2013 at 11:57AM

Town of Friday Harbor Administrator Duncan Wilson said four town employees spent about 12 hours in bone-chilling temperatures, dropping as low as 10 degrees, working to repair the break. It’s the second substantial break in the town’s aging water line in the past 15 months.

Lopez artist earns top award at Zion National Park benefit

  • Dec 10, 2013 at 1:04PM

The week-long event, entitled “In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran”, featured 24 nationally recognized artists, including Lopez Island's Steven Hill, from around the U.S. that were invited to participate.

Season of giving; Kiwanis Club holiday toy drive for kids

  • Dec 10, 2013 at 12:44PM

There will be boxes for toys at Key Bank, Islanders Bank, Wells Fargo, Whidbey Island Bank and Friday Harbor Drug. Kiwanis gladly accepts cash donations that will be turned into toys at our North Pole location.

Criticism misplaced, opponents lack regard for rule of law | Letters

  • Dec 10, 2013 at 1:00PM

Perhaps most incredible is the nature of the protests—the belief that vociferous outcries might cause Mr. Petersen’s lease with Customs to be terminated. Unlike many other comparatively developed countries, our American tradition is not one of settling matters by griping.

Feds avoid dissent by making backroom deals | Letters

  • Dec 10, 2013 at 3:00PM

What is most disturbing is that regardless of public opinion or potential impact to the whole community, self-interest and closed dealings have so far prevailed. This will affect us all—including those that vocally and silently support the landlord and the federal government in this matter.

Of mixed messages & Death with Dignity at PIMC | As I See It

  • Dec 10, 2013 at 5:00PM

When it comes to the issue of PeaceHealth's referrals about the option of Death With Dignity, it is our hospital district commissioners and PIMC chief administrative officer who are muddying the debate with misinformation and half truths.

Reservations? Full steam ahead

  • Dec 11, 2013 at 1:00PM

Ferries received $5.8 million from the state Legislature in early 2010 to implement a reservation system, and it remains a key goal in the agency’s long-range plan.

Ferry workers unfairly vilified by testy traveler | Letters

  • Dec 11, 2013 at 4:37PM

My feelings are that the ferry system itself does not pay enough attention to the needs of the residents of the San Juan Islands, but I totally disagree with Mr. Mercer as to the attitude of the workers.

Stories behind the song; back-to-back performances by SJ Singers this weekend

  • Dec 11, 2013 at 7:00PM updated Dec 13, 2013 at 6:26PM

For 33 years now, once or twice a week, somewhere on San Juan Island, the San Juan Singers choir rehearsal begins.

OPALCO power rates to rise 6 percent

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 6:00AM

In a press release announcing the budget, OPALCO said the rate increase is necessary to meet a nine percent rate increase by the Bonneville Power Administration.

Hudsons: Celebration of Life

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 7:00AM

Family and friends of Frank and Sally Hudson will hold a Celebration of Life for the recently deceased couple

Energy could be better spent than by criticizing US Customs | Letters

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 5:50PM

I am incredibly disappointed in the members of our island community who are spending so much time and energy being angry about US Customs moving to another office...

Holiday Highlights: Omnium Gatherum by Island Stage Left & friends

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Dec 23, 2013 at 10:25AM

A fireside program features dramatic presentations, from the ridiculous to the sublime, and will include musical contributions by special guests Angel Michaels, John Boyne and Beatrice Grauman.

Town council to consider 2013 budget amendments, Dec. 19

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 2:53PM

Copies of the amendments are available for review at Town Hall, 60 Second Street, Friday Harbor, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday beginning Dec. 17, 2013.

Firewise awards earned by four SJ neighborhoods

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 2:00PM

The Firewise program, sponsored San Juan Island Fire Department, and spearheaded by Ron Garner of San Juan Island Fire & Rescue, has expanded to include 38 communities on San Juan Island.

A way out: 'win-win' for US Customs, Friday Harbor | Guest Column

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 5:18PM

The only option I see for the GSA to reconsider alternative locations for the CBP that would meet with broader community support would be for the GSA to identify an alternate tenant for the current lease...The idea for a ‘one-stop shop’ public lands information and interpretive center was identified as a high priority at the community listening sessions hosted by the Department of the Interior.

Friends leads restoration of Blakely surf smelt beach

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 5:00PM

Forage fish spawning beach revived with removal of rock, fill, equipment

Brickworks: vision becomes reality | Guest Column

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 9:00AM

Community comes together to create a place to gather in the heart of town

Calling on Larsen to look into lease | Letters

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 5:19PM

What bothers me is that neither the CBP or GSA made any effort to solicit community input. Indeed, representatives from both agencies were surprised at the push-back at a meeting last week and professed to know little on how the decision was made.

SJC Theatre nets $100K at holiday season fundraiser

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 5:58PM

The event's live and silent auctions together generated $46,000, and Friday Harbor Elementary School teacher Heather Mueller took home the top prize of CATS "Dream Vacation" raffle — Mueller gets to select from four vacation packages valued at $6,000 each — which on its own produced $25,000 in ticket sales.

Lopez Island's Kwiáht joins federal conservation service initiative

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 6:56PM

The 21CSC is a national collaborative effort managed by the U.S. Department of the Agriculture and of the Interior and seeks to put the nation's youth and veterans to work protecting, restoring and enhancing natural and cultural resources.

Holy matrimony! same-sex marriage boosts wedding numbers

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 6:23PM

As of mid-December of 2013, of 205 marriage licenses issued in San Juan County, 47 were for same-sex couples, roughly 22 percent of the grand total. But that's not all, as far as matrimonial data goes.

Leaning on Larson for remedy to US Customs lease | Letters

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 10:00PM

Our community demands transparency and the opportunity for public participation. Indeed, there is considerable outrage among citizens and local business owners that a public hearing did not take place before this lease was negotiated.

Wolverines roll over Loggers in runaway win; 66-21 | Boys basketball

  • Dec 16, 2013 at 8:35AM

Capitalizing on size, speed and a tenacious full-court press, the Wolverines lit up the scoreboard with 27 first-period points, held Darrington to just eight, and had an near-insurmountable 47-10 advantage in tow at the half.

Economics, logistics ignored by US Customs critics | Letters

  • Dec 16, 2013 at 8:53AM

CBP in Friday Harbor clears more boats a year than any other port in the country. It is necessary they have a facility close to the water. They can’t drive two miles back and forth from an industrial park on Beaverton Valley Road or even from an abandoned lumber yard in town every time a new boat arrives.

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