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Ruckus over reservations; islanders unleash litany of complaints

  • Apr 11, 2015 at 9:00PM updated Apr 12, 2015 at 5:23PM

Few seemed swayed by results of a recent "reservation-holder" survey, in which more than 75 percent of 4,248 respondents said WSF's reservation website is "easy to use" and more than 80 percent described the terminal "check-in" system as either "good" or "excellent."

Suspect in local identity theft case dies in Island County jail

  • Apr 12, 2015 at 2:43PM

The 25-year-old man was by himself in a so-called "safety room" at the jail when he died, according to Island County Sheriff Mark Brown. An autopsy was expected to be performed late last week, Brown said.

Startled by the number of 'butts' on the beach | Letters

  • Apr 10, 2015 at 12:02PM

Last Saturday, Soroptimists cleaned Jackson Beach, a project that we’ve done every other month for some time now...

Sunshine Alley's rejuvenation design earns award

  • Apr 10, 2015 at 11:21AM

Commissioned by the Town of Friday Harbor, the Sunshine Alley Revitalization Plan earned a 2015 Merit Award from the Northwest Washington chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The chapter's design awards honor the best architectural work by architects in Island, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties.

‘Dammed’ if we don’t: award-winning documentary to air, Saturday

  • Apr 10, 2015 at 9:49AM

Following the screening of "Damnation," retired Army Corps engineer Jim Waddell, an advocate of breeching the four lower Snake River dams, will give a presentation and answer questions, Saturday, at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor.

Key to salmon recovery? Demolition | Guest Column

  • Apr 9, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Apr 10, 2015 at 9:05AM

Breaching dams shows much promise for salmon recovery in the Pacific Northwest. The removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams in the Olympic National Park were the largest in U.S. history. This shows that Washington state can lead the country in habitat restoration.

Get in gear for spring: learn to fix your bicycle like a pro

  • Apr 6, 2015 at 6:00PM updated Apr 9, 2015 at 3:54PM

Experienced cyclist and Island Bicycle shop owner Paul Ahart will instruct attendees how to tune-up, repair gears, and properly clean their pedal-powered fun machines. By the end of the class, your bike will be tuned, cleaned and ready to hit the island roads.

Got an invention? Then this workshop's for you

  • Apr 9, 2015 at 1:29PM

The course will cover a wide range of topics that will help inventors bring their products to market, such as: idea evaluation, intellectual property, designing and prototyping, marketing, sourcing, manufacturing and crowd-funding.

Rwanda to Spring Street: 8,000 miles from home

  • Apr 9, 2015 at 1:17PM

Since arriving in Friday Harbor, Zula and Michaella have had an array of first-time experiences, like flying on an airplane, learning to swim and riding a bicycle. In her spare time, Zula takes hip-hop classes and Michaella recently joined the San Juan Singers.

Tune in: Vouri talks about Pig War on KPLU

  • Apr 9, 2015 at 11:34AM

The Pig War crisis of 1859 will get an airing out with San Juan Island National Historical Park's historian, Mike Vouri, on KPLU Public Radio's "Sound Effect" program, scheduled 10 a.m., Saturday April 11.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: faces of pain among us | Guest column

  • Apr 8, 2015 at 1:09PM

Statistics tell us that 1-in-2 women and 1-in-5 men will experience sexual-violence victimization sometime in their lifetime. And, doesn’t it break your heart to know that 1-in-4 girls and 1-in-7 boys will be sexually violated before their 18th birthday?

Whale Museum 'CALF' workshop: Part II

  • Apr 8, 2015 at 12:20PM

Saturday's workshop features updates by the research, education and action committees formed at October's inaugural C.A.L.F. forum, and will move into a facilitated discussion about next steps on how community members can become more involved in orca and salmon recovery efforts.

Family affair: behind the scenes at San Juan Singers

  • Apr 8, 2015 at 12:07PM

Weekly San Juan Singers rehearsals are a bit like a big family reunion. You may not know everyone there, but you’re drawn together by a shared sense of community and purpose. What could be better than that?

Highlight of our visit to Friday Harbor? Exhibit at IMA | Letters

  • Apr 8, 2015 at 11:55AM

The present exhibit of William Morris glass is a feather in IMA’s cap that they can attract world renowned works. The fabulous display and the accompanying film are something no one should miss... it could compare to anything we’ve seen worldwide.

WSF reservation system in the spotlight at town hall

  • Apr 8, 2015 at 11:40AM

Representatives of the state ferry system will be on hand to present an update on the reservation system, answer questions, and listen to riders experiences, both good and bad, Thursday, April 9, 5-7 p.m.

James Teasdale: 1943—2015 | Passages

  • Apr 7, 2015 at 1:15PM

Jim finished his bachelors of science at California State University, worked for Wycliffe Bible Translators and then as a software test engineer for Xerox. After moving to Friday Harbor, he worked in the post office until he retired in 2011.

Investment in broadband grows, electrical rates rise—coincidence?

  • Apr 7, 2015 at 11:41AM

What else lies behind OPALCO's rate increases? The answer, I believe, is “grid control backbone,” the co-op’s code word for fiber-optics infrastructure.

FH Film Fest spring series: 'Shark Girl' airs Tuesday at the Grange

  • Apr 7, 2015 at 10:31AM

Sharks are in decline worldwide and they're not the kind of cuddly creatures that most people would think about cozying up to or going to combat for. Australia's Madison Stewart is different than most.

Island Rec fills the void when others are unable | Guest column

  • Apr 6, 2015 at 7:17PM

From school sports to dog parks, from trails committees to children's festivals to ball fields, Island Rec has proven up to the challenge and worthy of helping to maintain, and to enhance, our quality of life.

FH golfers score long-awaited win over inter-island rival | Prep golf

  • Apr 6, 2015 at 7:13PM

Keegan Herbert and Cole Thomas each shot 47 over nine holes to share low-score honors with Eric Johns of Lopez.

Persistence pays off: Hospital board meetings at your fingertips | Letters

  • Apr 6, 2015 at 7:06PM

Meetings are now held at the County Council chambers every fourth Wednesday, at 5 p.m. Otherwise, feel free to go to the San Juan County website to view “streamed meetings” at home.

Green light: breaking ground on realignment of Cattle Point Road

  • Apr 6, 2015 at 7:02PM

Construction, surveying and the breaking of ground on the much-debated, long-awaited realignment of Cattle Point Road is slated to begin the week of April 13.

Orcas woman with heroin-packed syringe gets 45 days for drug conviction

  • Apr 5, 2015 at 8:24PM

According to court documents, the 22-year-old had about $285 in stolen merchandise in her possession when she was taken into custody March 11 near the ferry landing in Friday Harbor, shortly before noon. Deputies later discovered she was also carrying a syringe loaded with heroin in her bra.

Changes under way at Weissinger law firm

  • Apr 5, 2015 at 6:51PM

After 25 years in practice on San Juan Island, Bill Weissinger will be selling the law firm to longtime associate attorney Mimi Wagner, effective this summer. Attorney Jamie Grifo recently joined the firm, as an associate, as well.

Herko hurls three-hitter, Allen, Lawson deliver RBIs in one-run win | Prep baseball

  • Apr 5, 2015 at 6:26PM

Sophomore Kai Herko scattered three hits over seven innings and seniors Brandin Allen and Gabe Lawson delivered a pair of clutch, run-scoring base hits to lead Friday Harbor to a closely contested 2-1 victory on the road over 2A Bellingham.

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