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Derelict fishing nets' toll: 30,000 marine birds, 110,000 fish and 2 million invertebrates a year
Oct 13 2009, 2:42 PM
NORTHWEST OF YELLOW ISLAND, SAN JUAN CHANNEL — "Lost" gill nets are never really lost.
Fishing boat operators cut loose snagged nets and get their boats free and head for port. The derelict nets remain where they were snagged — often for decades — catching and killing marine life.
The Northwest Straits Foundation estimates derelict gill nets capture and kill an estimated 30,000 marine birds, 110,000 fish and 2 million invertebrates, like crabs, annually over an area of 645 acres of Puget Sound marine habitat. Since 2001, the foundation's Derelict Net Survey and Removal Project has removed 1,300 gill nets covering 280 acres through June of this year. The effort was stalling for lack of money.
Town administrator's daughter shares swine flu experience: 'This flu was tough after all'
Oct 13 2009, 3:38 PM
Friday Harbor Town Administrator King Fitch has a daughter and grandchildren in Nashville, where the H1N1 flu virus re-emerged this fall. His 8-year-old granddaughter, Eleanor, was one of the first to become ill — and she became very ill.
Woman born on ferry 30 years ago has a special guest at wedding
Oct 14 2009, 4:45 PM
The Evergreen State pulled up to the ferry landing as Dave Jorgensen and Sonia Mattoon exchanged wedding vows on the Orcas Hotel lawn Aug. 15.
'Carmen': Opera Pacifica brings a rare opportunity, and a beautiful story, to SJCT
Oct 15 2009, 5:09 PM
Since Georges Bizet's "Carmen" premiered in 1875, the comic opera and its music ("Les Toreadors," "Habanera") have become immortalized on stage and in film. Hard to infuse something unique into such a classic, particularly after so many film adaptations (the 1983 film directed by Carlos Saura was nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar, and Beyonce Knowles starred in an MTV "hip hopera" version in 2001).
Meet L113, the newest Southern Resident killer whale calf
Oct 15 2009, 5:06 PM
A calf has been born to L pod, bumping the Southern Resident killer whale population to 86.
Center for Whale Research director Ken Balcomb said today that the calf was born sometime between Sept. 20, when the pod was last seen without a new calf, and Oct. 10, when the calf was sighted off Port Townsend.
Viking girls learn the agony of defeat
Oct 16 2009, 3:02 PM
After a hard-fought game, the Orcas Viking girls soccer team walked slowly from the field dejected after narrowly losing to Friday Harbor 2-3 on Thursday.
For the second time this year, Friday Harbor Animal Shelter helps animals from outside area
Oct 28 2009, 1:53 PM
Leslie Byron says it was a quiet summer for the Friday Harbor Animal Shelter. With a marmalade cat at her ankles and Halloween pumpkins at the door, the place does exude a certain peace.
The quiet, however, has not outlasted fall. With the news of King County attempting to relinquish charge of its animal shelters, Byron knew she had to do something.
"It's because of budget cuts," explains Byron, when asked what went wrong in King County. The prospect of so many animals being euthanized because they lacked a home, was insupportable to her.
Voters approve Proposition 1, will raise money for county programs and services; Orcas voters create recreation district
Nov 03 2009, 9:11 PM
An 11th-hour reprieve stood between some of the more popular publicly-funded programs in San Juan County and the chopping block.
Goodbye, safe and sane: San Juan County voters uphold fireworks ban
Nov 04 2009, 11:53 AM
Put away the fireworks, the party is over.
Write-in candidate wins on Lopez Island; three votes separate two candidates for Orcas Island recreation commission
Nov 06 2009, 3:42 PM
Tuesday's election was historic: Election of the first woman mayor of Friday Harbor. Funding of school sports through a recreation district. Creation of a recreation district on Orcas Island.
There were surprises as well.
Updated election results show a write-in candidate to be the clear winner in the race for a Fisherman Bay Sewer District Commission position, and three votes separating the two candidates for the new Orcas Island Park and Recreation District Commission.