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- Apr 17, 2015 at 10:50AM
The weekend weather forecast is better than promising, it's downright sizzling. So, join in the heartiest spring cleaning event around, Saturday, April 18, and get a jump on Earth Day, too.
- Apr 17, 2015 at 10:26AM
Chris Troutner graduated from college with a degree in electrical engineering and went straight to work, but never lost touch with his original intent: to spend as much time as possible in the San Juans. In fact, it intensified.
- Apr 17, 2015 at 7:00AM
Another encouraging sign is the number of transactions for land sales on San Juan increased 50 percent as compared to first quarter of 2014. Land sales will be the last property type in our market to recover.
- Apr 16, 2015 at 3:50PM
Undersheriff Brent Johnson said in a press release that John Roberson was located Thursday in Anacortes and is now under the care of family.
- Apr 16, 2015 at 1:57PM
OPALCO can negotiate for materials and salaries, and seek to negotiate with BPA on rates at long intervals, but neither BPA nor OPALCO can control the cost of power when OPALCO’s members’ power needs exceed the fixed-price contracted amount under the OPALCO-BPA power purchase contract. BPA’s reliance on hydropower makes it a farmer too.
- Apr 16, 2015 at 1:45PM
If we choose to continue to believe that doing the same thing over and over again with the expectation of different results, then the 2016 election results are predictable.
- Apr 16, 2015 at 1:29PM
The Weeks family was one of the first settlers on Lopez Island. They homesteaded on land around Fisherman’s Bay, some of the property was later Luverne’s childhood home and home to the family business (Lopez Garage) which her father Lloyd opened in 1929.
- Apr 16, 2015 at 1:07PM
Here's your chance to double-down in the celebration department. Join the Land Bank's Lincoln Bormann and poets Sam and Sally Green on a nature-inspired poetry walk at Lime Kiln State Park Saturday, April 25, 1-4 p.m.
- Apr 15, 2015 at 6:00PM updated Apr 16, 2015 at 10:54AM
The glitch affects only reservations for the summer schedule, which goes into effect June 14. Sailings that appear on the spring schedule (ending June 13) remain available. Troubleshooting and repairs are expected to take at least one week, according Lynne Griffith, WSF assistant secretary.
- Apr 15, 2015 at 6:07PM
Mark your calendar, jot down time. At least three of the four candidates vying for two spots on the OPALCO board of directors will attend an open forum at the American Legion in Friday Harbor, Saturday, April 11.
- Apr 15, 2015 at 4:25PM
Without funding from Island Rec, our schools would not be able to provide the well-rounded education so essential for today’s students.
- Apr 15, 2015 at 4:03PM
When it came time to dream up a community service project, Mark Morang combined his two favorite pastimes and came up with one grand fundraiser. Join in the "Pet Pirate Booty Treasure Hunt," Saturday, at Friday Harbor animal shelter.
- Apr 15, 2015 at 3:37PM
The boat's dock lines, tied to the cleats of finger-dock beside the vessel, kept the 36-foot "Sea Wolf" from dropping to floor of the cove, 40 feet below, until a crew from Vessel Assist was able to re-float it by mid-afternoon.
- Apr 8, 2015 at 10:00AM updated Apr 15, 2015 at 11:16AM
A woman was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Main Street and North Beach Road at around 10 a.m. this morning.
- Apr 15, 2015 at 7:00AM
The powers that be at OPALCO say they are listening to your concerns. While there's nothing wrong that, we’ll suggest a bit more dialogue would prove beneficial for all.
- Apr 14, 2015 at 3:06PM
"OPALCO bought a market competitor and is subsidizing it with the co-op," Orcas Island's Dennis King said. "You say it's a community co-op but you are driving other local internet service providers out of business."
- Apr 14, 2015 at 1:47PM
These days her house is parked on the northeast end of the island, amidst sprawling acres of evergreens and a waterfront view. She has several permaculture gardens planted throughout the property and even keeps chickens.
- Apr 14, 2015 at 1:56PM
Nation wide organization Mended Hearts, a support group for people pre or post surgical heart procedures, will have it's first San Juan Islands chapter meeting April 23, 10 a.m., at the Peace Island Medical Center conference room.
- Apr 14, 2015 at 12:21PM
On April 16 Doris Gilbreath will turn 97 but could be mistaken for decades younger.
- Apr 13, 2015 at 9:00AM updated Apr 14, 2015 at 8:41AM
The cause of death for a 25-year-old inmate at the Island County jail may be dehydration, according to Island County Coroner Robert Bishop. Corrections deputies reported finding Keaton Farris deceased in his jail cell at 12:20 a.m., April 8. "At this time, there is nothing to indicate that this could be a homicide or suicide," Bishop said today.
- Apr 13, 2015 at 7:20PM
Jean and husband Bob were the founders of Western Prince Cruises, Friday Harbor's first whale-watching company. She is survived by Bob, her husband of 42 years, her brother Jack Martin, and many nieces and nephews.
- Apr 13, 2015 at 7:15PM
The former Friday Harbor mayor (1994-97) and San Juan County Councilman (2000-03), an avid motorcycle enthusiast and champion of the once heralded San Juan Island jazz festival, died of natural causes at home, onboard his boat, the Miss East Tawas, Monday, April 6. He was 77.
- Apr 13, 2015 at 6:46PM
Improved internet connectivity is something we all desire. My issue with the Board's pursuit of this goal is misinformation and the allocation of costs. Why should the entire electric membership (many of whom are currently economically challenged) be saddled with costs that have little or nothing to do with the function and reliability of our electric grid?
- Apr 12, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Apr 13, 2015 at 1:21PM
A local resident seeking help in disposing of several items found in their garage, which authorities believed could be some type of explosives, prompted the closure of a four-block section of town streets by the county courthouse Sunday afternoon.
- Apr 10, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Apr 13, 2015 at 10:29AM
Washington State Department of Ecology response personnel report the scene is stable and there is no additional pollution risk. All contaminated soil has been removed and will be transported to a treatment facility on the mainland. Clean soil will replace the contaminated soil. Soil samples have been collected to verify the findings of the clean-up.
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