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September is prostate cancer awareness month; here's how we can help | Guest Column

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 5:44PM

Diagnosis, evaluation, treatments, and other options have come a long way thanks to science and echnology, and there are more and more support and information groups, including an “UsToo” group (a part of “USToo” International) in Friday Harbor that meets monthly at the Mullis Center.

Andrew V. McLaglen: 1920—2014 | Passages

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 5:21PM

Andrew McLaglen moved to San Juan Island, Wash. in 1975, where he found his paradise. He was very active in the local community theatre in Friday Harbor, directing many plays over the years with the local talent. His love of film, theatre and life was evident in all that he did.

Hey, Post Office... how 'bout thinkin' outside the box? | Letters

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 5:14PM

The Post Office itself could help ease the traffic and congestion in the area of the Blair Avenue road construction, and in its own parking lot, by temporarily placing mail-drop boxes at four or five locations around the perimeter of the town. Several convenient locations come to mind...

Wolverines strike early, often in season-opening win | Football

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 4:51PM

The Wolverines, playing this year in Division 2B for the first time in more than a decade, exploded for 37 points and held the Vikings, who suited only 14 players for the contest, scoreless in the first half.

Learn how to save a life; First Aid, CPR classes

  • Sep 5, 2014 at 2:36PM

Participants can earn two-year certification credentials upon successfully completing the American Heart Association program for First Aid and for CPR. The classes, sponsored by Island Rec are an ideal way for parents, baby sitters, volunteer coaches and recreation leaders to be prepared in the event of a medical emergency.

A year after life-threatening accident, OPALCO 'Miracle Man' returns to work

  • Sep 4, 2014 at 7:26PM

“We are thrilled to welcome Kevin back to work,” said OPALCO General Manager Foster Hildreth. “Kevin is a veteran lineman; he and his family are important members of the OPALCO family.”

Venerable, musically diverse; Chamber SJs kicks off 27th season

  • Sep 4, 2014 at 6:04PM

What does Chamber San Juans have in store for Saturday's performance, the kick off to its 27th season? Click here to see what artistic director Patricia Kostek has to say about it...

SJ Community Home Trust awarded $40K grant

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 2:48PM

Proceeds from the grant, awarded by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, will help cover Home Trust operating costs, design work for Phase 2 of the Sun Rise neighborhood, and other administrative expenses.

Oops... our bad, but in case you haven't heard... | Letters

  • Sep 4, 2014 at 1:00PM

We would never knowingly do anything to offend our neighbors or to detract from the beauty of our island. We hope that this will not prevent people from attending the “Remember the Rendezvous” Salmon Barbecue on September 13 at the Fair Grounds.

Bruce Kingland: 1932-2014 | Passages

  • Sep 4, 2014 at 11:53AM

Bruce skied the mountains of the West, always coming back to Crystal Mountain, where a run is named for him. When he and Mary move to San Juan Island in 1995, the proximity to Whistler, B.C. lured him and he spent many winter weekdays skiing its runs.

Former Independent associate publisher dies

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 10:42AM

Former associate publisher Lorraine May passed away on Aug. 31 in her home in Bremerton.

Why cut the mustard? Because it's noxious & invasive | Guest column

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 6:55PM

Although edible for humans, the garlic mustard plant is not eaten by local wildlife or by insects. It is a fast growing, damaging invasive that once established is difficult to eradicate.

Big 'Thank you' for support; big 'No' to pipeline | Letters

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 6:00PM

San Juan Islanders for Safe Shipping says "thank you" to all of you who stopped by to buy a brownie, spin the oil tanker Wheel of Fortune, and/or sign the petition at our booth at the County Fair.

Wealthy working to alter gun laws | Guest Column

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 5:46PM

Two years after their money helped make charter schools possible, the Ballmers, the Gateses and the Nick Hanauer are using some of their loose millions to try to tighten gun laws in Washington.

Back to school special report: Be smart with social media

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 5:34PM

Social media is a lightening fast form of communication, which can quickly and easily spin out of control. Communication is the key to keeping social media under control and enjoyable.

Blair Ave reconstruction delayed by unexpected snags underground

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 6:46PM

Curb and gutters will be installed the week of Sept. 8 and new road base Sept. 22. The asphalt base layer will be installed Sept. 2, according to Mike Carlson of San Juan's Mike Carlson Enterprises, which is leading the reconstruction project.

'Highlights' of killer whale recovery plan featured in Whale Museum lecture

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 6:24PM

The presentation by NOAA Fisheries' Brad Hanson offers an overview of federally funded research accomplishments on behalf of the Southern residents. In addition, Hanson will discuss ongoing and new challenges, as well as areas of future research.

Wolverines to host Orcas in gridiron opener, Friday

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 5:52PM

This year, league standings and playoff position will come into play, as both teams fall in the same league for the first time since 2006.

Navy jet noise? An echo of U.S. military excess | Letters

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 5:41PM

Our area of San Juan and Skagit counties has a greatly expanded population base. The extremely loud Growler jets are a poor fit in this situation and are bound to create more complaints as the Navy continues to expand the numbers of aircraft and activities at Whidbey.

Acclaimed film director, Andrew McLaglen, dead at 94

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 5:25PM

Born into a theatrical family with a rich cinematic history, Andrew V. McLaglen became a film industry luminary in his own right, directing 28 full-length feature films, largely Western and action-adventure movies, many of which featured John Wayne ("Cahill U.S. Marshal," "McLintock!") or James Stewart ("Shenandoah," "Rare Breed") in the lead role.

Friday Harbor airport construction begins with night work

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Sep 2, 2014 at 10:15AM

A major construction project at the Friday Harbor Airport began Monday.

United States Department of Agriculture nutrition guidelines expanded for students

  • Sep 1, 2014 at 7:53PM

Starting this school year, United States Department of Agriculture nutrition guidelines will be expanded to all food and beverages sold in schools including vending machines, student stores and at fundraisers.

San Juan County Stormwater plan open house week of Sept. 15

  • Sep 1, 2014 at 7:48PM

With fall approaching we once again look toward the rainy season. Last year the season started with a shockingly large storm event that overwhelmed our Eastsound storm sewer system.

Summer drift card drop to study oil spill impacts in the Salish Sea | FRIENDS of the San Juan’s

  • Sep 1, 2014 at 7:43PM

Plywood drift cards stamped with “this could be oil” were released this week in an experiment to simulate the dispersion of an oil spill from Kinder Morgan’s planned $5.4 billion pipeline expansion project that would increase tanker traffic from five ships a day to 35 ships per day through the San Juan Islands.

Agreement reached between teachers union and San Juan Island School District - school in session Sept. 2

  • Sep 1, 2014 at 7:24PM

Superintendent Rick Thompson sent an email at 6:30 p.m. that an collective bargaining agreement has been reached.

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