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- Dec 25, 2013 at 9:00AM
Flights from Whidbey poised to grow, comment on impact statement by Jan. 3
- Dec 25, 2013 at 12:00PM
The need for better county-wide communications became even more apparent after a week-long CenturyLink outage this fall.
- Dec 25, 2013 at 5:00PM
Three people were rescued from two vehicles that plunged into the water along with the bridge.
- Dec 26, 2013 at 6:00AM
More than 1,000 acres on dozens of the San Juan islands were designated as National Conservation Lands by President Barack Obama on March 25.
- Dec 26, 2013 at 10:06AM
Authorities say that a 25-year-old masked man armed with an assault rifle broke into an Orcas Island home late Sunday, demanding money and threatening those living there, but then fled when he was recognized.
- Dec 26, 2013 at 12:00PM
The state Department of Corrections no longer had authority to tell David Franklin Stewart where he could or could not live.
- Dec 26, 2013 at 1:06PM
As a civil-war era re-enactor, there's little that Meredith doesn't know about he British Royal Marines. In fact, the Royal Marines named him an honorary member of their corps back in 1998, along with longtime re-enactor colleague Fred Henley.
- Dec 26, 2013 at 3:00PM
Prolific, resilient, invasive, Clematis vitalba remains a deadly threat to trees
- Dec 27, 2013 at 8:00AM
Measuring nearly 12 feet in length, the carcass of the female, estimated at 25-50 years of age, was nearly intact.
- Dec 27, 2013 at 7:59PM
After raising five children and seeing to it that they all attended college, Marty and Jerrie retired in 1981, spending the majority of their time on San Juan Island, and wintering in Lake Havasu, Ariz. Marty had a real passion for dancing, as he and Jerrie often danced the night away.
- Dec 27, 2013 at 7:52PM
As past leaders of the largest island boating organizations, one of which whose mission is boating education and safety, we have seen firsthand the important nature of the US CBP Office to our island community. The more visibility, the better!
- Dec 28, 2013 at 10:00AM
Led by space travel entrepreneur, island purchased by investors for one-third original list price, $25M
- Dec 28, 2013 at 3:00PM
More than 60K satisfied visitors crossed the thresholds of the visitors centers at the San Juan National Historical Parks in 2013
- Dec 28, 2013 at 1:00PM
Friday Harbor High School is seeking volunteers to help evaluate projects and presentations of students in the Community Service-Learning Projects class.
- Dec 29, 2013 at 6:00AM updated at 2:39PM
Co-owners share more than 20 years in the wellness, fitness industry
- Dec 29, 2013 at 7:00AM
Don and Kathy moved to the family home on San Juan Island in 1988, where they enjoyed the serenity of Mitchell Bay and the company of many special friends and neighbors. Don enjoyed woodworking and was an avid sports fisherman, hunter and gardener. He was a member of the San Juan Power Squadron for many years.
- Dec 29, 2013 at 3:18PM
Although local code enforcement personnel are maintaining a discreet silence concerning the ongoing investigation, San Juan County Prosecutor Randy Gaylord responded to questions about the next steps in the enforcement process. “The primary objective is to obtain compliance," he said.
- Dec 29, 2013 at 4:08PM
As a record-low number of sightings of Southern Resident killer whales off the west side of San Juan Island, in the waters of Haro Strait, stretched into its fourth month, even those who watch them most couldn’t help but ask: “Where are the whales?”
- Dec 29, 2013 at 5:00PM
The announcement that a lease had been signed ignited protests, meetings and petitions, a Facebook website, and letters to political leaders in Olympia and in Washington, D.C. Supporters of building's owner defended him, and people on both sides of the issue expressed support for CBP.
- Dec 29, 2013 at 5:00PM
Controversy over the annual $l million in property-tax payments received by PeaceIsland from the public hospital district, when combined with the Bishops’ Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare, continued to ignite passion from supporters and critics in 2013, and, in part, prompted an opinion by the state attorney general regarding legal obligations of health care institutions supported by tax dollars.
- Dec 29, 2013 at 6:00PM
At $5.4 million, the loss exceeds the price tag of the island’s now second-most destructive fire, the 2002 blaze that destroyed five Friday Harbor businesses and which left a quarter-block of the town smoldering in a heap of debris.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 6:00AM
For nearly 10 days, telephone and internet services, including most cellphones, were unavailable to all - except county offices and some businesses utilizing OPALCO Island Network broadband facilities.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 6:00AM updated at 12:05PM
Dispatched to the scene at about 2:30 a.m., firefighters prevented the fire from spreading to the building’s ground floor but were unable to keep it from gutting the top story, home to Downriggers for more than 20 years and several iconic waterfront eateries earlier as well, like The Mariner.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 6:00AM
The newly protected land, primarily woodlands located along a half-mile of pristine Westcott Bay shoreline
- Dec 30, 2013 at 11:09AM
It is unconscionable that those who have made no investment somehow believe that they have the right to dictate a perfectly legitimate use of private property simply because they don't like it.