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Update: Hot tub drowning victim identified

  • Oct 6, 2014 at 7:32PM

Amanda May Ferguson, a 29-year-old Portland-area resident vacationing on Orcas Island with a friend, was unconscious and unresponsive when a team of public safety personnel arrived at the Deer Harbor home shortly after a 911 call at about 3:15 p.m.

Group claims imperiled animals get short shrift, seek support for animal control officer

  • Oct 6, 2014 at 7:26PM

Citing indifference of local law enforcement in cases of possible animal abuse, the Animal Task Force called on the County Council to lend support for funding an animal control officer or better training for deputies.

'Remember My Name' vigil honors victims of domestic violence

  • Oct 7, 2014 at 12:45PM

Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Services will host a "Remember My Name" vigil on the County Courthouse lawn, Wednesday, Oct. 12, in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the month of October. The event begins at noon.

Wolverines bounce back from back-to-back losses, trounce Cedar Park | Volleyball

  • Oct 7, 2014 at 2:14PM

The Wolverines gave up a combined five points in the first two games, and, substituting liberally in the third game of the best-of-five match, tallied a 25-14 win to seal a runaway win over Cedar Park Christian.

With new dump fees, incentive is to recycle...less? | Letters

  • Oct 7, 2014 at 2:28PM

When I commented at the dump that it is getting expensive I was told that I could save money by just putting my recycling into the trash and that is what a lot of people are doing. I feel like this is going backwards.

Arts Council seeks applicants for board of directors

  • Oct 7, 2014 at 3:00PM

Applicants need not be artists but should care about the arts and bring management, development and collaboration skills to advance the state of the arts in the county.

Along the Waterfront: Big dreams, tiny boat, and one portly dog

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 12:06PM

The Big Dipper, the only “pocket yacht” of its kind, is Jeff and Linda Patterson’s pride and joy, their window to the world, so to speak, and a venture in adaptability.

Joyce Margaret Graham: 1941—2014 | Passages

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 1:00PM

Joyce and her husband, Wes, enjoyed numerous cruises to Alaska and the Mexican Riviera, both favorite destinations. Year-around “camping” in their motorhome brought them often to beautiful locations in Washington and Oregon, where they shared precious moments together and with family and friends.

What's 'branding' about? Here's the scoop

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 3:49PM

Town leaders talk about details, goals, benefits, and confront rumors, about Friday Harbor's branding initiative.

Incumbent draws peer-support in sheriff's race | Letters

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 4:04PM

As the elected sheriffs in Island, Watcom and Skagit counties, respectively, who share a common border with San Juan, we count on Sheriff Nou as a critical part of the Northwest Washington Law Enforcement “Leadership Team.”

Respond in kind; vote ‘Yes’ for EMS | Letters

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 4:52PM

By supporting them, we are supporting our friends and our families, our community, and ultimately ourselves with one of the finest and most highly-respected EMS departments in the country.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Serenity's white flag; a 'brand' that will carry Friday Harbor far | Letters

  • Oct 13, 2014 at 1:44PM

I believe Friday Harbor should adopt the White “Serenity” Flag as its brand to celebrate our unique culture of peace, freedom, independence and heritage.

Probation, mental health review, but no more jail time for wrench-wielding San Juan man

  • Oct 13, 2014 at 7:54PM

Charged initially with assault with a deadly weapon, a felony, a 61-year-old San Juan man was credited with having served 33 days of a 365-day "suspended" jail sentence for misdemeanor assault, ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and to serve two years probation.

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