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Apples to apples: Why not treat all 'buzz' crops the same? | Letters

  • Jan 1, 2015 at 12:00PM

Apples, hops, grapes, berries, barley, potatoes, cherries, etc., are all well-established as agricultural crops. Along with cannabis, they are all processed to make recreationally intoxicating products for grown-ups.

In this annual year-end tally, every chirp counts

  • Jan 1, 2015 at 8:00AM

The Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count runs Dec. 14 to Jan. 5, and it delegates some of the counting responsibility to local chapters. The San Juan chapter's count takes flight, Saturday, Jan. 3.

Dana Lyons sails into Friday Harbor on the ‘Great Salish Sea Tour’

  • Jan 1, 2015 at 7:00AM

As part of the three-year “Great Salish Sea Tour,” Lyons returns to Friday Harbor to play a free show at the library, Jan. 3. The Bellingham-based songwriter talks about the tour and upcoming performance in a Q & A, below...

'Wowed' by holiday twinkle in town | Letters

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 12:00PM

Many thanks to Mayor Lacher, Duncan Wilson, your crew and Fleming"s Lighting for creating a winter wonderland at circle park... well worth the wait.

Rollover on Redoubt, vending machine vandalized, busted at beach party; San Juan County Sheriff's Log

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:09AM

Dec. 1: A San Juan island juvenile was cited for negligent driving and violation of intermediate license restrictions after a rollover crash on Redoubt Road in American Camp. The driver had two 15-year-old friends in the car at the time; none were injured.

Conservation District to host 'Laboratory for Energy Conservation'

  • Dec 30, 2014 at 5:09PM

Come learn about the Cuban energy revolution from Mario Alberto Arrastía Avila.

Performances to stream live in new year

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 7:00AM

National Theatre will transmit JOHN to San Juan on Jan. 2, 7 p.m., and one of opera’s most cherished comedies comes alive in The Met: Live in HD series at SJCT Jan. 4, at 2 p.m.

What’s on your Top 10? | Editorial

  • Jan 1, 2015 at 1:00PM

As rewarding as it may be to have completed another installment of Top Ten stories of the year, it would be even that much more intriguing to hear from you, and to know your thoughts about our Top Ten list, or, better yet, to hear what's on yours.

Wolverines split a pair at 'Crush in the Slush' | Girls basketball

  • Dec 30, 2014 at 7:00AM

Junior Alie Galt, either sidelined or playing limited minutes in the first six games of the season, made her presence known in against the Division 2A Storm, with a game-high 14 points and 15 rebounds.

Wolverines weather late-game storm; Strasser tallies game-high 22 | Boys basketball

  • Dec 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

Friday Harbor led by 12 at the break, but Chimacum fought back, holding the Wolverines to five points in the third period and narrowing the deficit to a single point with just under three minutes remaining in regulation.

Heartfelt 'Thank You' to blood-drive donors | Letters

  • Dec 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

During the latest San Juan Island blood drive, Dec. 17, Puget Sound Blood Center registered 79 people. This will help build up the blood supply for the holidays and bring health and comfort to many patients.

Top 10 Stories of 2014, No. 1: Table for two? Reservations & ferry travel transformed

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 9:00AM

Nearly 4,000 reservations were made for the slowest season of the year, the winter sailing schedule, Jan. 5 to March 21, in the first three weeks after the reservation booking system first went live (Dec. 2).

Top 10 stories of 2014, No. 2: New sheriff in town; deputy scores decisive win

  • Dec 30, 2014 at 9:00AM

A former U.S. Marine and eight-year veteran of the local force, deputy Ron Krebs championed a need for change in management and leadership in the run-up to the election. Evidently, voters felt the same.

EDC to host free business workshops at library

  • Dec 29, 2014 at 11:42AM

Join Lake Kennedy McCulloch Accounting and its team of CPAs for a workshop on getting the best out of QuickBooks. Sponsored by Islanders Bank, the session is slated for Jan. 7, 9 a.m., at San Juan Island Library. Learn how to register for government contracts the following week, Jan. 14.

Shirley Ann Evers Rice: 1937—2014 | Passages

  • Dec 29, 2014 at 11:37AM

Shirely moved to the San Juan Islands, Friday Harbor, Wash. in 1983, and worked at the San Juan County Bank for 10 years, living on her sailboat and getting to know the local residents, and making friends. In 2002, she married Bill Rice.

New features, same location; Mt. Baker ski bus returns

  • Dec 29, 2014 at 10:59AM

In years past, the ski bus was only available to students in grades six through 12, but now any age can catch a ride to the slopes.

Top 10 Stories of 2014, No. 3: No recovery in sight

  • Dec 29, 2014 at 12:00PM

With the disappearance of those three adult orca whales, as well as L-120, a newborn, the future of the Souther Resident killer whales grew even that much more precarious in 2014.

Top 10 Stories of 2014, No. 4: Pot farms entangled in regulatory ‘No-man’s land’

  • Dec 29, 2014 at 10:27AM

Absence of an “industry” didn’t dissuade the County Council, prompted by complaints of pot-farm neighbors, from determining local rules on agricultural activities and greenhouse may be inadequate to guard against impacts of large-scale marijuana grow operations and that a 6-month moratorium on issuing land-use or building permits for such an enterprise might be warranted.

FH Film Festival's 'Winter Film Series' returns

  • Dec 26, 2014 at 8:35PM

First up in film series? "Following the Ninth," a story of four people whose lives have been transformed, repaired and healed by the message in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, “Alle Menschen werden Bruder (All People Are Connected).”

New fees in effect on vehicle licensing, transactions, title transfers

  • Dec 26, 2014 at 8:29PM

Revenue generated by a $5 fee on transactions and registration renewals, and $12 fee for title transfers will be used to replace the state's fleet of 1950-era Evergreen State Class ferries.

Artistic? It's an eyesore. What were they thinking at IMA? | Letters

  • Dec 26, 2014 at 8:19PM

What was the architect thinking when he designed this jagged-edged building which looks more like a modern greenhouse than an art museum—and to build it in between a dental office and an empty medical building—good building sense!

Top 10 stories of 2015: New look at water’s edge

  • Dec 25, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Dec 26, 2014 at 8:15PM

At the height of summer 2014, the town council gave a collective thumbs up to the Port of Friday Harbor’s much-debated design of the building which one day will rise at the site that was once home to Downriggers Restaurant.

Top 10 Stories of 2014: No. 5; Would-be EMS tax hike rebuffed by voters—twice

  • Dec 26, 2014 at 8:15PM

The fall campaign proved contentious, with critics pointing to burgeoning income, expenses and salaries as evidence of an agency weighted down by discretionary spending and accusing the district of trying to create a compelling case by cherry picking numbers that had little bearing on the agency’s bottom line. In contrast, district officials maintained that rising costs, lowered insurance reimbursements and a persistent and unforeseen reduction in tax revenue, the result of a substantial drop in property values, combined to put an award-winning agency and its operations on shaky financial footing.

Top 10 stories of 2014: Grumbles grow over Growlers

  • Dec 25, 2014 at 7:00AM

A website created by San Juan County to track noise complaints drew 871 entries in the span of several months.

Top 10 stories 2014: Two teams, one stellar season

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 4:00PM

After an uneven start by both squads, the chemistry began to click for the boys and girls soccer teams as the regular season wore on

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