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Targeted by sequestration, Head Start braces for cuts
Mar 01 2013, 4:39 PM
The effect on San Juan Island cannot be determined yet, but Mary Ellen Lykins, program director for Skagit/Islands Head Start, parent agency of San Juan Island Head Start, estimates that "between 25 and 30 kids and their families would no longer receive services from Skagit/Islands Head Start."
Impartial info online at 'broadband' forum | Letters
Mar 01 2013, 3:44 PM
Our goal is to provide a non-biased platform to discuss Broadband technologies in general, and to also provide a platform for the community to weigh in on the OPALCO plan. It is our desire to make this site the "GO TO" place to learn about broadband technologies in use around the world and specifically how that relates to our island communities.
How are we doing? Better than one might think | Guest Column
Mar 01 2013, 6:44 PM
Based on 2012's fourth-quarter financial review, Auditor Milene Henley remains cautiously optimistic that the local economy is heading in a positive direction. "In particular, licenses, permits, and charges for goods and services in the Community Development and Planning Department bested last year’s results by almost 35 percent," Henley notes.
End of era proves bittersweet for 'Hazardous Helen'
Mar 01 2013, 7:07 PM
At a Feb. 26 recognition ceremony, Helen Venada received a fond farewell and a plaque extolling her "commitment, passion and leadership" in organizing the county hazardous waste roundups, but she didn't go quietly into the night. "I want to go on record that I did not choose to retire. I was laid off," she noted.
National Park visitors spend big in San Juans, $18M in 2011
Mar 04 2013, 8:46 PM
A study by Michigan State University estimates 63 percent of the 250 local jobs supported by visitors to the National Park are in the lodging and hospitality industry, with 17 percent in the recreation and entertainment field, and 11 percent in retailing.
Judge Richard Lewis Pitt: 1927 — 2013 | Passages
Mar 04 2013, 8:29 PM
In 1968, Dick became a partner at the Patrick, Zylstra & Pitt law firm in Oak Harbor. In 1977, he was appointed Superior Court judge for Island and San Juan counties by then-governor Dixy Lee Ray, where he served with distinction until 1993.
Work gets done when she's around; Pratt for County Council | Letters
Mar 04 2013, 8:44 PM
She made the arduous weekly trips to Olympia for several years, not just attending the meetings, but establishing good working relationships in hallways and developing serendipitous contacts that ultimately solved serious county problems, getting things done that others only complained about.
Mission accomplished, fond farewell
Mar 04 2013, 8:23 PM
For 10 years, he’s volunteered his time as an FAA-certified flight instructor to teach the private pilot ground school class to more than 50 Friday Harbor students. At the monthly School Board meeting on Feb. 20, he was recognized for his service with a desk clock, a plaque and a gift certificate for two at The Place restaurant.
More to health care than the price of a stitch | Letters
Mar 05 2013, 12:04 PM
While it is sometimes difficult to accept change — rural medical centers are finding the need to partner with larger medical facilities in order to keep their doors open. The residents of San Juan Island are fortunate to have their new medical center with all that it has available to them.
Memorial service for Moyer, Saturday
Mar 05 2013, 12:39 PM
Moyer, a 60-year-resident of Friday Harbor and former University of Washington boxing champion, in Golden Gloves light-weight division, is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kathryn Elizabeth (Bettie) Moyer, sons Michael, Mark and daughter Kathryn (Arlan) Danner.