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- Feb 20, 2014 at 12:00PM
An open mic night often brings to mind a barren stage with a single microphone and a harsh spotlight, but not here.
- Feb 20, 2014 at 3:52PM
John Jackson bested the derby field for the second-straight week by snagging a 11.66 pounder, eclipsing his 10.78-pound Week 1 winning fish by nearly a pound. Kevin Klein netted Week 2's second-biggest fish and 2012 derby champ Geno James landed in third place.
- Feb 20, 2014 at 4:38PM
OPALCO’s Energy Services department has executed a successful Bonneville Power Administration rebate program to date, issuing a total of $685,328 in rebates to members and reporting more than 2.7 million in kilowatt-hour savings during the period 2012-2013. And the co-op believes there's more savings to come
- Feb 21, 2014 at 5:00AM
Facilitated by Lenore Bayuk, the eight-week program offers an opportunity to share experiences and acquire tools and resources for coping with grief. It is open to anyone who has experienced a significant loss; prior hospice affiliation is not required.
- Feb 21, 2014 at 9:38AM
Registration is required, but everyone is invited on Wednesday or Thursday, Feb. 26 or 27, to brainstorm ideas with Tom Beckwith, a La Conner-based urban design consultant hired by the Town of Friday Harbor to mastermind the redevelopment of Sunshine Alley.
- Feb 21, 2014 at 9:15AM
The executive order in question relating to space acquisition states in Section 1-103 that: Except where such selection is otherwise prohibited, the process for meeting Federal space needs in urban areas shall give first consideration to a centralized community business area and adjacent areas of similar character, including other specific areas which may be recommended by local officials.
- Feb 21, 2014 at 4:00PM
This property is located in the county and therefore, dogs must be under the immediate control of the owner or keeper or other authorized person by means of a leash, voice, whistle or hand signal.
- Feb 22, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Feb 23, 2014 at 12:26PM
An article written by a WNPA intern regarding House Bill 2306 was printed online in several newspapers – and the title for each of these articles referenced the tax consequences of the proposed changes HB 2306 would make to the Open Space Taxation Act.
- Feb 23, 2014 at 1:26PM
Anderson, Banry, Davies, DeLazerda, Harmon earn top honors for 2013 at San Juan Island EMS annual awards banquet.
- Feb 23, 2014 at 5:03PM
At the Feb. 6 public meeting to review new preliminary designs for the SSL building, architect Peter Brachvogel of BC&J Architects unveiled a two-building package having roughly 1,000 square feet more than the previous structure. The main building would have an upper level restaurant of about 4,000 square feet, plus a considerably larger deck to offer customers more outdoor dining space.
- Feb 23, 2014 at 9:03PM
Between 9 and 11 million pets die every year in animal shelters in the U.S. The great tragedy of this is that it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s up to us—those of us who choose to include pets as part of our family, to create a new and better reality for those who cannot speak for themselves.
- Feb 23, 2014 at 9:09PM
When you learn that the people who clearcut 80 trees and several acres of shrubs at Mar Vista were only slapped on the wrist with a $3,000 fine you get angry. When you get angry you decide to go swim with the orcas; When you swim with the orcas you get hyperthermia; when you get hyperthermia...
- Feb 25, 2014 at 12:05PM
Forget about cooking and have a dog-gone good time while contributing to the cause at the 6th annual Friday Harbor APS "Spay-ghetti" benefit dinner, Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Mullis Center, beginning at 5 p.m.; ticket available at the door.
- Feb 25, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 4:16PM
Plans for a restaurant on a newly constructed second story of Jeri's Mall have been shelved, as the prospective new owners of the building reportedly intend to turn the top floor into living space.
- Feb 25, 2014 at 4:03PM
I enjoy bike riding and have commuted during elementary school, middle school, high school, college, medical school, residency, and finally here in Friday Harbor. I have commuted in Los Angeles, Denver, Portland, and Washington D.C. and other cities. Nowhere have I felt it more dangerous than in the town of Friday Harbor.
- Feb 25, 2014 at 4:27PM
Whether it was representing the Lion’s Club in the Fourth of July Parade in Friday Harbor, taking a grandchild out for ice cream, escorting a bride to church, or taking Margaret out on the town to join friends at the San Juan Yacht Club, Neil always enjoyed being behind the wheel.
- Feb 25, 2014 at 4:08PM
Along with the top spot on the derby leader-board, Brenda Schmidt pocketed $75 for landing the biggest of the week. She hooked the burly behemoth Sunday morning, somewhere (she won’t say where) off the north side of San Juan Island. “The big boy fought me for about 20 minutes,” she said. “He was all about trying to get away.”
- Feb 26, 2014 at 10:47AM
More than 80 No Discharge Zones have been established in 26 states; there are currently no NDZs in Washington state... The No Discharge Zone would require a change in practices by those on the water, but it’s a change from which we, and future generations, will benefit.
- Feb 26, 2014 at 1:04PM
WDFW's Ryan Lothrop said the new catch limit will ensure compliance with conservation objectives and state-tribal management plans in Puget Sound. Fish & Wildlife will continue to monitor the fishery in Marine Area 7 through April 30, when it is scheduled to close.
- Feb 26, 2014 at 1:50PM
In a San Juan Ferry Advisory Committee press release, Chairman Jim Corenman contends that until the legislature is willing to establish sustainable operational and capital funding for ferries, service disruptions, such as the many that have occurred in the San Juans this winter, are likely to become more frequent.
- Feb 26, 2014 at 4:03PM
The annual meeting of the the San Juan Islands Chapter of Washington Native Plant Society will be held at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor, 152 N. First St., Saturday, March 1, beginning at 12:15 p.m.
- Feb 27, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Feb 28, 2014 at 10:00AM
Visitors to the GSA website will find the following text prominently displayed: “President Obama’s Open Government Directive instructs all federal agencies to actively open their operations to the public. GSA’s efforts are rooted in three principles at the heart of the directive: Transparency, Participation, and Collaboration.” Yeah, I know. Let that quote sink in. In no way does it resemble the procurement of Customs offices in Friday Harbor.
- Feb 28, 2014 at 9:24AM
San Juan County was back in court this week to defend its unequal-sized residency districts and handling of the three Charter Review Commission-backed ballot propositions that, among other items, reshaped the county council and the manner by which council candidates are elected.
- Feb 28, 2014 at 9:24AM
Opening Friday, Feb. 27, Lilies on the Land, part memoir, part musical, part period piece, features WWII-era costumes and special effects, and, with nine different songs, including Silent Night, in German, Italian and English, showcases the vocal talents of its veteran cast.
- Feb 28, 2014 at 9:53AM
The economy of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island depends on reliable ferries for tourism, laborers, students, and the very necessities of life. As mayor of a ferry-dependent community, I am asking for your support of SHB1129.