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Shoreline update long overdue | Editorial

  • Jan 29, 2016 at 8:00AM

As island communities, preserving our 400 miles of coastline is critical for our way of life today, and more importantly, future generations.

Power bill increase and decrease of 'profits' is unacceptable | Letters

  • Jan 28, 2016 at 8:00AM

Perhaps you too have noticed that your bill is considerably higher than last year (mine is $100 higher and I didn’t use that much more power) and that your annual return of “profits” was cut in half this year

We live in paradise, others do not | Letters

  • Jan 27, 2016 at 8:00AM

I have a friend who dreams about the San Juan Islands. She longs for its rural tranquility, incredible beauty, but most of all for the personal safety enjoyed by those that live here.

Dodie's Shadow has followed her | Letters

  • Jan 26, 2016 at 1:19PM

Shadow, my magnificent fuzzy friend has joined Dodie Gann on a journey where there must be great opportunities to explore and bark.

One new orca baby born, one calf lost

  • Jan 26, 2016 at 1:11PM

NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center reported discovering a new orca calf on Jan. 19.

Last year's real estate market in San Juan County by the numbers

  • Jan 29, 2016 at 8:00AM

Members of Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported 88,331 closed sales during 2015, outgaining 2014 by 14.3 percent. Measured by dollars, last year’s sales of single family homes and condominiums were valued at more than $34 billion, a 23 percent increase from 2014.

Public records lawsuit against county concludes

  • Jan 26, 2016 at 1:01PM

The court awarded the two attorneys, a Seattle lawyer and local lawyer, slightly less than $30,000 in attorney’s fees after the lawyers had asked for over $62,000 in fees.

County councilman Bob Jarman to run for re-election this fall

  • Jan 28, 2016 at 8:00AM

San Juan County Council seats for district 1 and 2 are up for election this year, and both councilman Rick Hughes, district 2, and Bob Jarman, district 1, will be running for re-election. Hughes made his candidacy public last week.

San Juan County Sheriff's Log: January 27

  • Jan 27, 2016 at 8:00AM

The San Juan County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls

Lawsuit against county dismissed; plaintiffs look to appeal

  • Jan 27, 2016 at 8:00AM

Judge Eaton has dismissed a class action lawsuit against San Juan County that alleges the county over-billed for building and land-use fees, and for misusing the fees after collection.

Reception kicks off new exhibits at San Juan Island Museum of Art

  • Jan 26, 2016 at 8:00AM

The opening of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art new exhibits featuring Dana Lynn Louis, Ai Weiwei, and Fransico Goya kicked off with a private reception Friday Jan. 22.

An Orcas foster parent shares her story

  • Jan 25, 2016 at 9:07AM

Foster care is defined as a person who acts as parent and guardian for a child in place of the child's natural parents, but without legally adopting the child. Right now there are no licensed foster homes on Orcas Island.

Fr. Ted Leche celebrates 90th birthday

  • Jan 23, 2016 at 8:00AM

Ted Leche is celebrating his 90th birthday with a party on Jan. 23, at Saint David’s Church.

Powerful account of Sept. 11 featured in '110 Stores' at Gubelman Theatre

  • Jan 24, 2016 at 8:00AM

“110 Stories” captures the grief and resilience of New York City in the wake of Sept. 11 through the words of those who experienced it directly - not only the firefighters and police, but the ironworkers, chaplains, canine handlers, nurses and photojournalists

Baney is EMT of the month

  • Jan 24, 2016 at 8:00AM

Brandon Baney has been a part of San Juan Island EMS since the fall of 2013 and a nationally registered EMT since May 2014.

BLM plans meetings on management of human uses and trails in National Monument

  • Jan 23, 2016 at 8:00AM

The last week of January, the Bureau of Land Management planning team will host a series of public meetings focused on the management of human uses and trails within the San Juan Islands National Monument.

'Point in Time' Homeless Count for San Juan County

  • Jan 23, 2016 at 8:00AM

San Juan County’s 2016 Point in Time Homeless Count will be conducted on Thursday, Jan. 28.

Art installation inspires hope, levity and action

  • Jan 22, 2016 at 8:00AM

Sometimes the most effective ways to make change in the world is not to focus on problems across the world, but rather the ones closest to home.

Ai Weiwei exhibits come to San Juan Island, echoing dissent and activism

  • Jan 21, 2016 at 8:00AM

Human rights will be a major focus when the San Juan Islands Museum of Art brings “Ai Weiwei: Fault Line” to its halls Jan. 23 through April 11. The show, made up of several exhibits including photographs and sculptures inspired by the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan, China.

Pet of the Week: Smokie

  • Jan 22, 2016 at 8:00AM

Can someone explain to me why I’ve been here at the animal shelter for over six months?

Wolverine sports update: Boys and girls basketball, wrestling

  • Jan 20, 2016 at 8:00AM

Wrestling takes tournament wins, boys and girls basketball one one game, and struggled through but lost a second.

La Danse De La Mer brings 'adult' ballet to San Juan Community Theatre

  • Jan 24, 2016 at 8:00AM

Lord of the Stark Realm features internationally renowned dancers Danny and Sylvain Boulet of Seattle and is set to music from Beethoven to Megadeth to Fauré to John Lennon

The power of mentorship - local stories during National Mentor Month

  • Jan 20, 2016 at 8:00AM

A myriad of issues stack up against parents who are trying to make it by in the San Juan Islands, including a small stock of affordable housing, high rental prices and the financial difficulties that come with seasonal jobs and, sometimes, seasonal unemployment. Despite the islands being an outdoor vacation destination for many people, some parents have difficulties finding time to spend time with their children outside of home.

School’s community projects solve problems at home and afar

  • Jan 21, 2016 at 8:00AM

This year’s Friday Harbor High School’s Community Service-Learning Class went as far as Papua New Guinea and Romania, and as close as the high school itself.

Building tips to avoid attracting bats

  • Jan 22, 2016 at 8:00AM

Most homes in San Juan County are still being built without regard for the way they attract bats, says Kwiaht ecologist Russel Barsh. The result is scores of preventable conflicts between people and bats each year, which in the past have frequently led to the eviction of bats and decimation of bat populations in the islands.

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