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Members deserve explanations, beginning perhaps with reasons for OPALCO's pending rate hike | As I See It
- Dec 17, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 12:03PM
Among other things, perhaps the OPALCO Board of Directors could explain why it's proposing to increase the base charge for residential service by more than $10 a month, or about 35 percent...?
- Dec 17, 2014 at 12:15PM
Not only was the flagger inept in directing traffic correctly, I found it astonishing that a public employee would even think of screaming obscenities at the traffic he was responsible for directing.
- Nov 24, 2014 at 4:12PM
In a fair world, legislation should never have the look-and-feel of a NIMBY action that turns a deaf ear to a voters’ mandate.
- Nov 24, 2014 at 3:13PM
Founded in 1998 by a group of local artists, Teri Cooter, Trudy Dallas, Nancy Maron, Joe Miller and Pat O’Shea, Island Art League offered numerous classes over the years to participating members, beginners and professionals alike, ranging from pottery to wood carving, textile arts to painting, and in a host of different locations, from personal studios to the great outdoors.
- Nov 24, 2014 at 4:58PM
With the long weekend there are plenty of holiday themed activities on the home front. Islanders share what they are doing for Thanksgiving.
- Nov 24, 2014 at 5:17PM
Nearly four years since the doors opened on Mullis Street and it’s time to expand again. A volunteer effort this summer transformed an unused back room of the building, that once functioned as a metal shop, into a space to store food, sort deliveries, and host workshops and cooking classes.
- Nov 25, 2014 at 6:00AM
Charlie kept his love of music, his sense of humor, and his warmth to the very end. He will be sadly missed. He loved San Juan Island and didn’t want to be anywhere else.
- Nov 25, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 2:42PM
The 2015 EMS budget calls for cost-cutting, including salary reductions for administrative staff, and tapping reserves to shore up revenue, but change in "zero-balance" billing policy for district residents.
- Nov 25, 2014 at 8:00AM
Such is life when outfitting a boat, most of your money and time goes into it.
- Dec 18, 2014 at 1:15PM
Junior Madi Kincaid scored all of her game-high 13 points in the second half, including a pair of buckets from beyond the 3-point stripe, and accounted for all seven points that the Wolverines tallied in the fourth and final period as well.
- Dec 18, 2014 at 1:19PM
As the dark months of winter set in, it’s not only important for drivers to be more aware of surrounding cyclists, pedestrians and wildlife—but for cyclists to exercise increased caution as well.
- Dec 18, 2014 at 1:51PM
At the time of his arrest, the 34-year-old was wanted by local authorities for failing to appear in court two weeks earlier in connection with a prior felony assault conviction.
- Nov 25, 2014 at 4:14PM
"This is different than having a soup kitchen thanksgiving," Community Dinner organizer Jim Kynch said. "It's a community meal, and everyone is there."
- Nov 25, 2014 at 4:29PM
This classic community event benefits the Friday Harbor Food Bank, and is fun for everyone involved.
- Nov 26, 2014 at 7:00AM
A major arterial at the north side of town, Tucker Avenue is one the highest-ranked road projects on the Town of Friday Harbor's six-year transportation improvement plan. And with a $800,000 state grant laying in wait, plans are under for its reconstruction.
All aboard? Grumble if you like, but WSF's reservation system might not be so bad after all| Editorial
- Nov 26, 2014 at 10:00AM
When it happens to something very familiar, something very important, like travel on the state ferry system, change may seem even that much more of a headache. We get that. Still...
- Nov 26, 2014 at 10:09AM
Caroling, cookies, hot cocoa and much, much more in store in Island Lights Festival.
- Nov 26, 2014 at 10:28AM
The Artists' Registry has been a jewel in IMA's crown for many years, and the dramatic glass and steel building on Spring Street in Friday Harbor will open its doors to showcase them just in time for the holidays.
- Dec 19, 2014 at 3:23PM
“This ballet is all about what makes ‘Grimm’s Fairy Tales’ so wonderful, with a good prince versus a dark lord theme. If you like Tolkien’s ‘Ring,’ ‘Harry Potter,’ or even Wagner’s ‘Ring,’ you’ll love this fantastical production.”
- Dec 19, 2014 at 3:35PM
The ruling stands as yet another legal hurdle faced by Sweet Water Farm's Jenny Rice and brother David, owner and operator of San Juan Sun Grown.
- Dec 19, 2014 at 3:51PM
In my opinion, fall deer hunting doesn’t constitute a public safety concern. Deer hunters aren’t ruining sensitive and fragile ecosystems.
- Dec 19, 2014 at 4:01PM
While cruising MV Topaz from his Bainbridge Island studio, Howell frequently passed San Juan Island land facing southeast that he fell in love with. On the East Coast, he owned land next to the Pollock/Krasner studios in Springs, Long Island, N.Y.
- Nov 26, 2014 at 9:00PM
Bill Nighy from “Love Actually,” and Carey Mulligan of “The Great Gatsby” fame star in a story about an attempt to rekindle romance, directed by Academy Award nominee Stephen Daldry.
- Nov 27, 2014 at 7:00AM
On one sweltering day, I turned to focus on the fir landscape below as my arms relaxed in the abrupt quiet. Sawdust swirled in the noon sun, chainsaw pinging hot. We strained, pinch-fingered while removing a cross-section of history writ in solid wood, from a reclining, furrowed grey trunk, at rest for maybe a century.
- Nov 27, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Dec 2, 2014 at 11:05AM
"Omnium Gatherum" which means, "a gathering of all," will be at the Roche Harbor Pavilion, beginning Dec. 18.