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Wolverines bag playoff win, clinch state berth | Boys soccer

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Nov 5, 2014 at 1:41PM

The victory clinches a spot in the state 2B tournament quarterfinals for the Wolverines, the program's first appearance at state since 2005. They will play two more district playoff games in the next week to decide state seeding, starting with a showdown Wednesday, Nov.5, against undefeated Mount Vernon Christian (17-0).

Accidents occur; are we prepared? | Letters

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 3:00PM

With the proposed increase in shipping coal, crude oil, and natural gas through our island waterways (on tankers two or more times larger than the Simushir), are we just hoping to get lucky, too? Or will we be prepared?

A big ‘High-5’ for getting informed | Letters

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 11:04AM

More than 200 people from San Juan, Orcas and Lopez engaged the candidates and issue representatives in lively discussion.

Abuse ignored by blaming the victim | Guest Column

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 12:00PM

When violence against women makes the headlines, people often ask: “Why does she stay?” But this question wrongly places the burden on the victim. It is time to stop asking “why does she stay?” and instead ask “why is he violent?”

Down in front | Editorial

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 8:00PM

The Friday Harbor Film Festival, three full days of cinematic splendor featuring stories from all across the Pacific Rim, from the arctic to the tropics, and with plenty of the Salish Sea in between, gets under way this Friday.

Year after assault conviction, Orcas man charged with meth possession

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 5:00PM

Stanley Vincent Sing pleaded not guilty in San Juan County Superior Court to one count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and was released on $10,000 bail pending trial.

From blueprint to blue sky

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 3:00PM

Already established in their careers, two Island Air pilots, each in their early 30s, are discovering they’re not the ‘young guys’ Jamieson is hoping will be inspired to pursue flying by becoming involved in the Pietenpole build.

Sexual assault, it can happen here

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

Officials warn about danger of drugs, date rape. While the cases are currently at a stand still because of victims’ reluctance to testify, the need to educate the public has become apparent.

Town voters green-light sales-tax hike for better streets, narrowly

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 10:17PM

An upward trajectory may be sufficient to put the measure over the top, which would raise the sales tax in town from 8.1 percent to 8.3 percent over the course of the measure's 10-year span.

Strike two; proposed EMS levy hike rejected

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 9:44PM

With 3,085 ballots tallied on the Nov. 4 election night, 53 percent of the district's 5,774 registered voters, "No" votes outnumbered "Yes" votes 1,501 to 1,439, or 51 percent to 49 percent (145 voters failed to cast a vote on the measure).

Voters back renewal of county 'lid-lift'

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 9:01PM

With a total of 5,645 ballots tallied on the Nov. 4 election night, an initial voter-turnout of 47 percent, "Yes" votes for Prop. 1 outnumber "No" votes 3,264 to 2,151, or 60 percent versus 40 percent.

Election 2014: Krebs earns decisive win in sheriff's race

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 8:50PM

In a first-ever bid for public office, deputy Ron Krebs grabbed an insurmountable lead in a hotly contested 2014 sheriff's race. Krebs, an eight-year veteran of the force and former deputy guild president, collected 3,372 votes of 5,244 ballots tallied on election night, earning 64 percent of the Nov. 4 early election returns.

Petroleum projects abound; Salish Sea under siege | Guest Column

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 1:03PM

San Juan County is surrounded by the greatest risk of a major oil spill—both the existing oil spill risk and the future risk if the new and expanding terminal project proposals are approved. The Shell refinery expansion is just one...

Lights, camera, action... FH Film Festival set to begin, Friday

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 11:38AM

In keeping in step with last year’s event, this year's Film Festival, Nov. 7-9, will feature several films with a uniquely local element, including the premiere of "The Barefoot Bandit Documentary," an in-depth look at the infamous exploits of the San Juan Islands once most-wanted teen, Colton Harris-Moore, and the seeds of his multi-year, headline grabbing crime spree.

A community event to savor; don't miss it, dinner is served | Letters

  • Nov 3, 2014 at 6:01PM

The high school community dinner is part of the successful Food for Thought program, headed by Chef Andy and Liz Varvaro, who provide the leadership for the culinary students at FHHS. Don’t miss the next, Wednesday, Nov. 5. You won’t be disappointed.

Rotary Club donates $10K to local groups & to 'Eradicate Polio'

  • Nov 3, 2014 at 11:42AM

The recipients of the funds were Family Resource Center, The S. J. Historical Society & Museum, and Rotary Polio Plus.

Department of Veterans Affairs offers counseling for island vets

  • Nov 3, 2014 at 11:28AM

If you are a Veteran or active duty service-member who has served in a combat zone, you may be eligible for free counseling.

Captain and crew assemble; the 'Big Race' is coming

  • Nov 3, 2014 at 10:34AM

Round the County is a regional race with over 70 boats and 500 crew involved in past years.

'Be prepared before it happens,' learn to be an oiled bird responder

  • Nov 3, 2014 at 11:02AM

IOSA’s “Basic Care of Oiled Birds” training will be Nov 8., on Lopez Island, 10-3:30 p.m. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

Meet your local firefighter: Ron Garner | Guest column

  • Nov 3, 2014 at 9:56AM

Starting in 1985, Ron volunteered with the Town of Friday Harbor Fire Department as a structural firefighter and PIO/photographer. Then, in 1996, he joined San Juan Island Fire Rescue.

Lives at risk from reckless, late-night firearm fancier | Letters

  • Nov 2, 2014 at 6:44PM

Your bullet went through my house... I can fix the damages you inflicted, we were lucky. So were you.

San Juan man ordered to pay $10K in restitution for blows to the face, but no jail time

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 9:00PM updated Nov 2, 2014 at 5:35PM

According to court documents, a San Juan Island man struck another in the face over a $50 drug debt and with such force that the repeated blows broke the man's jaw. The injuries required multiple surgeries to mend.

Solar power for public schools? We’re electrified | Letters

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 8:28PM

Now is the time to move into solar power because of the reduction in cost for photovoltaic panels, including installation; and, the Community Solar For Our School program, which provides a unique funding model to put solar power into and onto our schools.

Rain re-routes annual Halloween parade; procession moves indoors

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 5:00PM

Astronauts, princesses, costumed kitties and high spirits reigned supreme at Friday Harbor Elementary School Halloween parade, even if rain showers kept the procession indoors.

State champs; playoff-bound FH soccer teams earn top academic honors

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 1:17PM

The 14 members of the Friday Harbor’s boys soccer team had a collective 3.38 GPA and the 13-member girls soccer team together averaged 3.74 for the fall quarter. The boys open post-season play Saturday, Nov. 1; the girls face the runner-up of the Sea-Tac League in a "win-to-survive" playoff match, Nov. 5.

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