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- Nov 30, 2014 at 1:21PM
Christmas Bird Count 2014: Don't take the title too literally, because the Christmas Bird Count, sponsored by the San Juan Islands Chapter of the Audubon Society, won't take place on Christmas Day.
- Nov 30, 2014 at 2:45PM
Bruce Distler leaves the sheriff's department at a pivotal time. In January, Ron Krebs will replace Rob Nou as the sheriff and will appoint a new undersheriff. Distler's advice to the new team? Find balance in the leadership roles.
- Dec 1, 2014 at 11:22AM
As Undersheriff, Bruce was usually my initial contact when issues arose involving the Sheriff’s Department.
- Dec 1, 2014 at 12:06PM
Washington state Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen, and poet Susan Rich are renown for brining the magic of poetry alive in their readings.
- Dec 1, 2014 at 1:44PM
The Lutheran Church in the San Juans has donated $1,050 to the Home Trust, choosing the organization as this years recipient of charitable funds.
- Dec 2, 2014 at 10:36AM
Twice rejected in earlier legal rulings, a lawsuit alleging San Juan County violated the state open public meetings act as part of its critical areas ordinance update will be argued before the state Supreme Court.
- Dec 2, 2014 at 11:20AM
The market will feature vintage items and hand-made creations.
- Dec 2, 2014 at 2:32PM
Thirty people filter in from the cold, shedding layers and lining up to tap their toes and dosey doe.
- Dec 3, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 10:29AM
The County Council will host two workshops on the topic of local marijuana cultivation, regulations on its impact, and a possible moratorium on future marijuana-related development permits, Jan. 12 and Jan. 26
- Dec 3, 2014 at 9:44AM
While I appreciate your promotion of the two SJCT events, the Holiday Festival on December 6 and the HD streaming Nutcracker on December 22, I do wonder why you don't mention the San Juan Singers concert on December 13 and 14... local singers, local orchestral musicians, good fun.
- Dec 3, 2014 at 9:00AM
In an unprecedented post-season performance, the Friday Harbor soccer program set a new milestone, as the boys squad claimed the third-place trophy and the girls team finished in fourth place in its first-ever appearance at State.
- Dec 3, 2014 at 10:36AM
The family invites those attending to wear purple, as it was Greg's favorite color. A benevolence fund has been established in his name at Islanders Bank.
- Dec 3, 2014 at 10:00AM
The outpouring of volunteerism was phenomenal: from the dozens of high school students from the San Juan Island Service Scholarship, the Leos and the S-Club; to members of Soroptimist International and their free face-painting booth; to parents and grandparents...
- Dec 3, 2014 at 12:00PM
The Orcas Island elected official was recognized for an "extraordinary effort" in forming new, collaborative partnerships with other counties during his 2014 tenure as County Council chairman.
- Dec 4, 2014 at 10:38AM
Staff of the state UTC determined a six-hour statewide 911 system outage in April was caused by errors originating in a data center owned and managed by CenturyLink’s 911 vendor. Commission staff also determined that 5,840 attempted 911 calls from Washington state failed to properly reach emergency services during the outage.
- Dec 4, 2014 at 11:26AM
Backpacks and purses left in plain sight appear to be the common denominator for a rash of automobile break-ins over the Thanksgiving holiday on Orcas Island, according to the Sheriff's Department.
- Dec 4, 2014 at 5:04PM
Competition in the two-day tournament gets under way Friday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m., in Turnbull Gym. The Friday Harbor girls basketball team plays at 5:30 p.m. Friday; the boys are scheduled to tip-off at 7:15 p.m.
- Dec 5, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 1:06PM
Island Rec and the San Juan Island School District are understandably disappointed that our county assessor and state auditor did not properly apply a unique levy law that pertains to park and recreation districts and property assessments...The question is now, how are we going to proceed?
- Dec 5, 2014 at 1:04PM
Wildland fires are slower going as a rule, while structure fires are faster burning, but Brien Sesby loves each challenge equally. He likes that firefighters go into dangerous areas when everyone else are going in the opposite direction.
- Dec 6, 2014 at 7:01PM
Normal people like me refer to ‘flocks’ of swans, but if you are better educated, it would be a "wedge," named so because they fly in a V-pattern, like geese. That isn’t too hard to remember and may impress your girlfriend, guys (if you have one).
- Dec 6, 2014 at 7:37PM
I proposed a limited moratorium on issuing greenhouse permits in order to give the county and planning commission an opportunity to review the issues and develop a balanced policy regarding growing facilities. The same approach would have been applied to any new unregulated, large-scale business (agricultural or otherwise) that may have a significant impact on neighborhoods.
- Dec 7, 2014 at 7:31PM
Friday Harbor picked off enough passes and parlayed those into a steady diet of break-away lay-ins to remain within striking distance, trailing 38-27, at the start of the second half. But even after draining four 3-pointers in the opening half, Overlake's Katon Minhas had more in store from beyond the third-point arc and for the Wolverines.
- Dec 8, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 11:21AM
Bold, intricate and creative--the Museum of History and Industry will function as a permanent exhibit, and could put the Historical Museum on the map for top things to do on San Juan.
- Dec 8, 2014 at 9:36AM
San Juan Island's Community chorus's upcoming performance, "The Heart of Christmas," is sure to warm your soul.
- Dec 8, 2014 at 10:11AM
Although the new ferry reservation system doesn't affect me really at all, I decided to register for an account just for the fun of it, and to determine whether the new system will be as easy as WSF claims.