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Ahrenius, Ghatan, Schwinge post wins in contested races; I-522 backed by local voters, but fails statewide
- Nov 12, 2013 at 6:00PM
Voter turnout in the Nov. 5 election totaled 61 percent, a little below average for general elections, but close to the 2009 and 2011 off-year election turnouts.
- Nov 14, 2013 at 5:00PM
A community responded to make sure we remain safe, secure and healthy and we were reminded again that "we're all in this together."
- Nov 14, 2013 at 11:00AM
He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
- Nov 13, 2013 at 12:00PM
More than 350 households have donated to the Trust’s “Save Vendovi” campaign
- Nov 13, 2013 at 9:00AM
I would like to personally thank Island Air of Friday Harbor for the times they have medical evacuated me off
- Nov 12, 2013 at 3:00PM
An independent study by the Alliance for Natural Health found that I-522 will not substantially increase food costs
- Nov 12, 2013 at 12:08PM
Maybe we need someone in that job who understands the seriousness of what happened and is working hard to make sure it is fixed quickly and never happens again
- Nov 13, 2013 at 5:00AM
Despite the downward trend these numbers indicate, there’s more to the market than meets the eye
- Nov 12, 2013 at 7:00PM
“Controversy and Clarity: Healthcare and Religious Institutions,” speakers will give introductory remarks, after which the discussion will be open to written questions from the audience.
- Nov 12, 2013 at 9:29AM
“Exploring the Salish Seafloor: things you never knew” by Gary Greene of the SeaDoc Society on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m., at Emmanuel Parish Hall, Orcas Island
- Nov 11, 2013 at 7:44PM
A memorial will be held at Circle 8 BMX Trail Site in Seattle on Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. An island memorial will be held the following week. You can view or post tributes on the Facebook page: Johnny Waycock.
- Nov 11, 2013 at 7:39PM
Located at a depth of 280 feet in San Juan Channel, and roughly 5,000 feet off-shore of Lopez Island, the cable was suspended along a rock face south of where it had originally been placed, according to the telecommunication company.
- Nov 11, 2013 at 8:35AM
In a Saturday morning conference call, CenturyLink reported that its repair crews had a “temporary fix” in place providing about 20 percent of the telephone capacity the system had before an undersea cable broke early Tuesday morning.
- Nov 10, 2013 at 7:18PM
Low Impact Development is a planning, design and engineering approach to managing storm water run-off. The workshop is designed to help building and landscaping professionals emphasize conservation and the use of on-site natural features to protect water quality.
- Nov 10, 2013 at 7:09PM
some of us had never taken advantage of the library’s online capabilities—until last week when our usual sources failed us and the library became a refuge. Its computers, laptops and internet capabilities were a godsend to islanders.
- Nov 10, 2013 at 6:35PM
The works of local composer Alex Shapiro will be featured in an Evening Prayer service hosted by Saint David’s Episcopal Church, Saturday, Nov. 16, beginning at 5 p.m. The performance also features local musicians Dorothy Baker, piano, Pamela Stewart, flute, Sue Collado, clarinet, and Pat Nelson, bassoon.
- Nov 10, 2013 at 1:22PM
OPALCO’s data communications system is now carrying the phone and data traffic for San Juan Island, and providing 911 and phone solutions for the rest of San Juan County until CenturyLink can repair or replace their failed submarine cable.
- Nov 10, 2013 at 12:15PM
All San Juan County residents should be able to call and receive calls from the mainland and other islands via landline phone today, though there may be delays. CenturyLink warns that customers may have to try multiple times to get through when call volume is high.
- Nov 8, 2013 at 4:05PM
The conference room at the San Juan County Legislative building that has been open for public Internet use since the day after the communications outage began, will be available for public use Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- Nov 8, 2013 at 12:00PM updated at 3:16PM
In addition to being an official request for help from state agencies and resources, the declaration is step one in creating access for businesses to seek reimbursement for lost revenue because of the widespread communication failure.
- Nov 8, 2013 at 11:08AM
Friday Harbor officials issued a statement Nov. 7 in response to concerns raised over the Department of Homeland Security's pending move from the port marina into the heart of the town. "...the Town has no say or involvement in the private real estate dealings..."
- Nov 8, 2013 at 10:36AM
Friday Harbor put up big numbers on the scoreboard in their final game of the season, dealing the visiting Pirates of Vashon Island a 54-17 defeat.
- Nov 7, 2013 at 6:21PM
Islanders on Orcas and San Juan are able to talk to each other by telephone after CenturyLink restored phone service between the two islands at about 4 p.m., Thursday. Residents and businesses still grappling with disruption to electronic communication.
- Nov 9, 2013 at 7:00PM
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services would like to offer our deepest gratitude to all who volunteered, donated the amazing food
- Nov 9, 2013 at 10:00AM
This office has been and continues to be supportive of farmers and farmland owners.
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