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Dinged by dumpster, art heist in Eastsound, scuffle prompts woman's arrest; San Juan County Sheriff's Log

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 3:21PM

Sept. 30: A 36-year-old Lopez woman was arrested for assault after a physical altercation with a man at a Lopez gas station.

Soroptimist 'Fellowship Award' benefits women headed back to school

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 3:57PM

The $3,000 Fellowship Award is open to local women established in business or profession, who wish to undertake advanced study at an accredited college or university. Applications are being accepted.

Madden’s first deer: an insider's view of I-594 | As I See It

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 4:25PM

A simple family hunting trip could turn into a series of criminal activity under Initiative 594. Here’s how it works.

Restore morale, end harassment; Krebs for sheriff | Letters

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 4:30PM

What a wonderful place this community could be if we had a department that worked for and answered to its citizens versus harassing them.

Well-credentialed, highly trained; Nou is clear choice for sheriff | Letters

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 4:35PM

Deputy Krebs is a good man and a competent, hardworking deputy. He states he has administrative experience but not in law enforcement. He has experience as a deputy but only eight years.

Wolverines dismiss Vikings in three straight, remain undefeated | Volleyball

  • Sep 25, 2014 at 6:09PM

With four consecutive wins to open the 2014 season, Friday Harbor has dropped only two games over that four-game stretch and pitched a shutout against each of its last two opponents, the Vikings and Division 2A Sedro Woolley.

George Andrew Miller: 1929—2014 | Passages

  • Sep 25, 2014 at 8:00PM

George had a great love for the sea, he had three boats in his lifetime—The Little Orphan Annie, The Downwind and SeaGramps. His favorite spot for fishing was Westcott Bay.

Phone-A-Thon supports island students; get dialed in | Letters

  • 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.

Best Best: Relay for Life, Saturday, Sept. 27, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

  • 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.

SJ Fire department welcomes first of six new fire engines

  • 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

Knowledgable, skilled, and 'can-do' approach; re-elect White | Letters

  • Today at 8:14AM

As an attorney, I have had regular contact with Joan, both in her role in the private sector and at the clerk's office. Through out all those years, I have appreciated Joan's skills and knowledge, her willingness to help me and others, and her friendly, "can-do" approach to her job.

Proposal to deliver crude by rail prompts concerns over shipping

  • Today at 8:30AM

The Shell refinery in Anacortes is an unloading zone for crude oil, not a shipping point. Islanders for Safe Shipping wants to ensure it stays that way, and has raised concerns over the refinery's would-be project and capacity to receive crude by rail.

In Olympia: Tug-of-war over state pot revenue expected | Guest column

  • 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.

Familiar face joins Community Theatre staff

  • 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.”

Fire danger in San Juan County drops—officially—to 'low'

  • 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.

Islanders will rally for ferry funding Feb. 18; signatures sought for online petition

  • Jan 29, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Feb 5, 2009 at 8:51AM

Residents of the San Juans and Anacortes will rally Feb. 18 in Olympia to persuade legislators to preserve ferry funding. They hope to go armed with vox populi, in the form of a petition. The petition is online at www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?plancfcp&101. To sign, CLICK HERE

Lopez man dies while snowboarding with sons at Mount Baker

  • Feb 19, 2009 at 10:05AM updated Feb 26, 2009 at 3:30PM

Lopez resident David Fisher died while snowboarding with his two sons at the Mount Baker ski area on Wednesday, Feb. 18 in the early afternoon.

'Where is Tomorrow's Farmer?' filmed on San Juan Island; explores the issue of bringing younger people into sustainable farming

  • Sep 2, 2009 at 10:00AM updated Sep 10, 2009 at 11:08AM

Filmmaker Mike Hurwicz of Orcas Island has filmed a 10-minute video, "Where Is Tomorrow's Farmer?", on San Juan Island. The film includes footage of the Community Garden at Ackley's Corner, Heritage Farm, the Farmers Market, and Thirsty Goose Farm. It explores the issue of bringing younger people into sustainable farming, and features commentary from island farmers and other community members who talk of how important it is that we look at the value of this kind of work, and how important it is that the age-old knowledge of how to feed ourselves is retained and passed on.

Lopez farmer sues San Juan County over ordinance requiring vendor permits; says law is discriminatory, unconstitutional

  • Sep 16, 2009 at 3:00PM updated at 5:20PM

Lopez Island grower Gary Franco has sued San Juan County over its ordinance requiring some vendors to obtain a permit to sell in public places. Franco teamed up with the Institute for Justice — an advocate for the rights of entrepreneurs — in the suit, announced today in a press conference on the courthouse steps.

Gaylord finishes 11th in his age group in France-to-Italy mountain trail run

  • Sep 16, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Sep 18, 2009 at 9:21AM

Minutes before the 5 a.m. start, instructions are given in French. Local ultra-marathoner and county prosecutor Randy Gaylord listened intensely, but couldn't understand a word that was spoken. A few seconds before the hour, the countdown begins, in French, from 10 to one, and at the shout of "Allez!" all 800 runners, wearing headlamps, begin running in the dark and cold, as the temperatures were in the 30s and cloud deck low, similar to the Pacific Northwest. This would be a long day for all of them.

Ferry Advisory Committee chairman explains fall schedule

  • Sep 17, 2009 at 2:03PM

Ferry Advisory Committee members asked that I provide you with a letter for publication that explains the changes in the new fall schedule that is effective Sept. 27. Summer is nearly over, and the new WSF fall schedule will take effect on Sunday, Sept. 27. There are several changes that everyone needs to understand.

First of three meetings tonight on National Marine Fisheries Service's proposed no-go zone

  • Sep 24, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 2:54PM

The first of three public meetings is scheduled today on the National Marine Fisheries Service's proposal to put more distance between vessels and the Southern Resident killer whales. The meeting is tonight, 7-9 p.m., in the Pier One Main Warehouse, 100 Commercial Ave., Anacortes. Other meetings are scheduled Sept. 30, 7-9 p.m., at the Seattle Aquarium, Pier 59, Seattle; Oct. 5, 7-9 p.m., in the San Juan Island Grange Hall, Friday Harbor.

Derelict fishing nets' toll: 30,000 marine birds, 110,000 fish and 2 million invertebrates a year

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Oct 13, 2009 at 2:42PM

"Lost" gill nets are never really lost. Fishing boat operators cut loose snagged nets and get their boats free and head for port. The derelict nets remain where they were snagged — often for decades — catching and killing marine life.

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