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Ready, set... file: the how-to's for a run at public office

  • May 5, 2014 at 9:30AM

The county elections office will accept online candidate filings from 9 a.m. Monday, May 12, through 4 p.m., Friday, May 16. In-person filings will be accepted from 8 a.m. on Monday, May 12, through 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 16. Local public offices up for election include, sheriff, auditor, assessor, prosecuting attorney and San Juan County District Court judge.

Retirement beckons for town treasurer

  • May 5, 2014 at 7:13PM

A 30-year town employee, Wendy Picinich holds the elected position of town treasurer and is also employed by the town as finance officer. She will resign her elected position upon her retirement date of June 15.

What's the buzz? Bee-friendly gardens in focus

  • May 5, 2014 at 7:21PM

Find out how to make your farm or garden habitat-friendly for pollinators and how to attract them to where you’d like them to go as part of a free two-hour workshop, entitled “Bees and Beneficial Insects,” Saturday, May 10, at San Juan Islands Mitchell Bay Farm and Nursery, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Incumbents sweep power co-op election; voter turnout tops 23 percent

  • May 5, 2014 at 7:51PM

Results of the board election, in which outsider Steve Hudson fell just 50 votes shy of unseating incumbent Glenna Hall, wasn't the only "news" announced at the 78th OPALCO annual meeting, Saturday, May 3, on the inter-island ferry. So was the pending retirement of co-op's general manager and name of his heir apparent.

Banded together against collapse of 'common sense' | Guest Column

  • May 5, 2014 at 8:08PM

When there is no clear reason (nexus) for imposing very limiting non-sensical regulations upon a landowner and logic is nowhere to be found, one wonders what happened to “common sense?"

Support meant a lot; stay engaged | Letters

  • May 6, 2014 at 11:00AM

We members are very lucky to have an informed, independent individual so devoted to learning not only what OPALCO is doing, but how, and what it is likely to result in.

Jet noise to climb during scheduled runway maintenance

  • May 6, 2014 at 1:00PM

The Navy says the June 7 to June 13 closure may affect Lopez Island and the San Juans more than the earlier closure, but that the level of jet noise will depend on wind direction and takeoff and landing patterns on particular days.

Roy Hiroshi Matsumoto: 1913—2014 | Passages

  • May 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

His was a familiar face in Friday Harbor, and he had many friends from all walks of life. Aspects of Roy’s character seldom seen by others were his devotion to his family and his love of nature.

Science takes center stage, Saturday, at Friday Harbor Labs

  • May 6, 2014 at 5:00PM updated May 9, 2014 at 10:25AM

Friday Harbor Labs Open House features exotic creatures, diving demos, free popcorn, and more. The annual Open House hosted by Friday Harbor Labs is Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No monopoly on 'Common Sense' | Letters

  • May 7, 2014 at 12:57PM

It was considered profound in the 1950s when the comic page character Pogo said, “We have met the enemy and it is us!” In land use, every property owner wants to be able to do what he or she wants with his or her property, but they don’t want their neighbors to be able to do anything they want. So we have regulations.

Islands' chapter of Special Olympics tees-up golf team

  • May 7, 2014 at 12:44PM

Signups for this summer's golf team is Tuesday, May 13, at Friday Harbor's Paradise Lanes Bowling Alley. Practice begins in early June, at San Juan Island Golf and Country Club, and runs through the end of July, culminating at the Special Olympics Northwest Regional Tournament.

Clerk of the Court? Race is on; Vejvoda tosses hat into ring

  • May 7, 2014 at 2:00PM updated May 8, 2014 at 10:39AM

San Juan Island's Nancy Vejvoda is seeking election to the office of San Juan County Clerk. She will be running against two-term incumbent Joan White, who earlier announced her reelection bid; White was unopposed in 2010.

Wolverines thrash Nooksack Valley, 7-3; advance to District 1 semis

  • May 7, 2014 at 5:05PM

Hitting ninth in the batting order, senior Elliott Garl snapped a scoreless tie and sparked a third inning, 5-run score-fest with a well-placed base hit into shallow centerfield that scored freshman Kai Herko form third. The Wolverines were just getting started.

Theatre spring musical 'Annie' opens, 'Tomorrow, tomorrow,' as in Friday

  • May 7, 2014 at 5:00PM updated May 8, 2014 at 12:54PM

The heart-warming story of the little girl who wins over the worldly and streetwise of New York City with her sunny disposition takes center stage, as San Juan Community Theatre revives its first-ever musical production, “Annie,” as part of its 25th anniversary celebration. Admission, $20 adults, $10 students.

From the other side of the fence | Guest Column

  • May 8, 2014 at 6:00AM

All the lands in agriculture and forest have a profound role to play in filtering rainwater and seasonal run-off while providing a massive but often hidden benefit.

Tasty trio on display at Brann Cabin Bake-Off

  • May 8, 2014 at 10:00AM

Blend together a healthy dose of history, a slice of mouth-watering pie, the spectacular scenery of the westside and what you get? Well, the second annual Brann Cabin Bake-Off, of course.

Wolverines prepare for post-season play

  • May 8, 2014 at 12:00PM

Quest begins for berth at state for baseball, softball, tennis, golf, track and field and soccer for Friday Harbor teams

OPALCO leaves no room for dissent… What's up with that? | Letters

  • May 8, 2014 at 2:26PM

Two competent and knowledgeable people have resigned from the board recently and a third person was discouraged from running. That is suggestive of problems on the board which need explanation and airing.

Pot shop lottery winner? San Juan's Lawrence Enterprises

  • May 9, 2014 at 10:21AM

Those on Lopez will have to travel off-island to score legal weed, at least until the state Liquor Control Board reopens the window to apply for a marijuana retailer license later this summer. But Lopezians won't have to travel far. Potential retailers were approved for Orcas and San Juan Island, one for each.

How are we doing? Better than before (knock on wood) | Guest Column

  • May 9, 2014 at 10:55AM

Each year for the past three I have expressed concern, based on first-quarter sales tax receipts, about the county’s ability to achieve budgeted revenue. My current concern is the opposite. I’m worried that, by saying that we’re having a good first quarter, I’ll jinx the rest of the year.

Lessons of ‘King Lear’ illuminated on screen, in HD

  • May 9, 2014 at 4:00PM

Lear, an aged king, divides his kingdom between his three daughters according to which is most eloquent in praising him. Cordelia, his favorite, says nothing and Lear’s world descends into chaos.

A farewell to Ted Grossman, former Islands' Sounder editor, owner

  • May 10, 2014 at 4:50PM

Ted Grossman first got newsprint on his fingers at his high school's newspaper in Connecticut. A long, distinguished career in community journalism would follow. He was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer that had metastasized to the bone on April 22, and passed away at home, May 3, with his wife, Kay, and two children at his side.

Tooth Mobile returns to Friday Harbor this Friday & Saturday

  • May 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

Dental care will be available and provided to those unable to afford it when the Tooth Mobile returns to Friday Harbor, Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17. Application for those who qualify for the dental clinics, sponsored by Fish For Teeth, can be downloaded from the non-profit group’s website,

SJI Islands Museum of Art support draws honors

  • May 12, 2014 at 12:00PM

IMA earns state ‘Leadership Award’ for ongoing support of art programs in SJ’s public schools. The Museum of Art and San Juan Island School District established an art enrichment program for years ago at Friday Harbor Elementary School, bringing local artist into the classroom to lead hands-on art lessons.

Distracted joggers? Sounds like driver is to blame | Letters

  • May 12, 2014 at 7:40PM

Your grammar is atrocious and your syntax is terribly confused... I can’t help but picture you in a “Luxury SUV” (Whatever the hell that means) driving a bit too fast. Because you want people to pay attention to you, like the runners did not.

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