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Larsen’s ammends annual military spending, with goal of reducing jet noise

  • Jun 17, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:35AM

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced that his amendment to boost funding for research to reduce jet noise by $2 million has been included in the annual military spending bill.

The Plutons Organ Trio, June 24, Brickworks

  • Jun 17, 2016 at 1:30AM

Ready for something super cool to celebrate the start of Summer?!! Get into the social season, sunshine groove with some soul food & music!

15th Annual King’s San Juan Island marathon

  • Jun 17, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:03AM

Attention drivers, on Saturday June 18 the Lakedale Three Lakes Triathlon will kick off its fourth year with cyclist and runners on the roadways and the 15 Annual King's San Juan Island Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k runners will be on the roads; challenging themselves and each other on Sunday the 19.

Trial begins for Orcas Island teacher accused of sexual misconduct

  • Jun 16, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 1:02PM

By Courtney Oldwyn

Honeywells denied appeal over shoreline penalty of $55,000

  • Jun 16, 2016 at 1:01PM

David and Nancy Honeywell, of the now-infamous waterfront clearcut at the former Mar Vista Resort, were denied their appeal over a shoreline penalty of $55,000 on June 1 in San Juan County Superior Court. The court did grant their appeal regarding a water quality violation penalty of $12,000.

Larsen, Families of Wounded Veterans Call on Congress to Support Injured Veterans Who Want to Start Families

  • Jun 16, 2016 at 1:30AM

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) joined by families of wounded veterans and advocates today held a press conference in front of the U.S. Capitol to call on Congress to support veterans who want to start families but are unable to due to a 1992 law banning the Department of Veterans Affairs from funding in vitro fertilization (IVF) services.

Trial begins for Orcas Island teacher accused of sexual misconduct

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 5:05PM

By Courtney Oldwyn

Rescue of capsized kayakers in Haro Strait

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 12:46PM

Several Pacific Whale Watch Association crews were involved yesterday in the rescue of two kayakers capsized in three-foot seas and 20-knot winds off San Juan Island, Wash.

Survivors speak out against sex crimes

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:00AM

He was an older man and Susan had just turned 18. After he started physically and sexually assaulting her, she was ashamed and afraid that the community would not stand by her if she left him. When she thought he would actually kill her – seven years into their relationship – she ran away with nothing but a few clothes. She was free from bodily harm, but she had to face another obstacle: the people who did not believe her.

Rick Larsen calls on congress to help with Washington’s opiod crisis

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 8:59AM

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen released the following statement after the White House outlined state-by-state funding levels under President Obama's proposed FY 2017 budget to combat the opioid epidemic—including $20 million available to Washington state over two years.

Vote counting equipment testing on Wednesday June 29

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 1:30AM

A "Logic and Accuracy" test of ballot tabulating equipment used in San Juan County is scheduled for June 29th. The test works by tallying the results of a prepared set of ballots to see if the results match the votes cast. The test will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the Elections Office located at 55 Second Street, Suite A, in Friday Harbor.

Westcott Bay Shellfish Co. is Open for Summer

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 1:30AM

With a newly constructed retail/packing shed, Westcott Bay Shellfish Company is finally open for the summer 2016 season. The oyster farm quietly opened over Memorial Day weekend to overwhelming support from neighbors, islanders, and first-time visitors.

Bennett James Greenwood Birth announcement

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 1:30AM

Bennett James Greenwood was born May 31, 2016 at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. He is the son of Don and Samantha Greenwood. Brother to Oliver Greenwood. Grandson of Charlie Greenwood a graduate of Lopez High School. Great grandson of Charlie and Evelyn Greenwood long time residents of Lopez Island.

Roche Harbor trails earn national recognition

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 1:30AM

The Trails Committee of the San Juan Island Park and Recreation District is pleased to announce that the Roche Harbor Resort Trails are now designated a National Recreation Trail. On June 3, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and National Park Director Jonathon B. Jarvis announced that the Roche Harbor Trails were one of six trails nationally to join the National Trail System.

Amendment to Solid Waste Management Plan finalized

  • Jun 14, 2016 at 4:11PM

The final step in a process allowing a crushed glass and concrete-only landfill on Lopez Island was completed this week by the San Juan County Council.

Could Be First-Ever Sighting of Common Dolphins in the Salish Sea

  • Jun 14, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 1:56PM

Common Dolphins

Fox Entertainment: A Hare-raising Venture

  • Jun 13, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jun 14, 2016 at 12:09PM

Why do people come to San Juan Island? I'm talking about tourists here. It turns out that our wild things lure some folks to cross oceans and boundaries so they can sit in rabbit pellets hours on end, entertained by real world drama—as in 'fox stalking rabbit.' And then there is the feverish shooting of playful kits romping on the prairie … just photos nowadays. I get it. My own photo gallery bulges with foxes, eagles, whales, harbor seals, otters, nursing fawns, a majestic buck, along with at least a hundred bird species. There are also some family pictures – although those creatures are truly moving targets.

Friday Harbor High says goodbye to their graduates

  • Jun 14, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 12:09PM

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La Conner author Ashley Sweeney to visit Griffin Bay Bookstore

  • Jun 14, 2016 at 9:14AM

Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are collaborating to introduce readers and history buffs to La Conner author Ashley Sweeney and her debut novel "Eliza Waite" on Saturday, June 18, 7:00 p.m. at the Library.

Waterline Replacement Project Construction Update

  • Jun 13, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:35AM

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor

Old hospital building could house seasonal workers

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jun 13, 2016 at 10:22AM

By Courtney Oldwyn

Americana through Music and Art at San Juan Community Theater

  • Jun 12, 2016 at 1:30AM

Ragtime, blues and Americana pianist Scott Kirby showcases a multi-media stage performance at San Juan Community Theatre on Friday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Larsen Meets with Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood

  • Jun 12, 2016 at 1:30AM

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, this week met with a group from Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood to discuss their efforts and his support for safe and accessible access to healthcare.

Whale museum gets a makeover

  • Jun 11, 2016 at 1:30AM

The portraits of resident orcas whales, Wave Walker (L-88), Alki(J-36) and Notch (J-47) now grace the Whale Museum. The mural, designed by Lisa Carron, went up in less than a week.

Roche Harbor Trails earn national recognition

  • Jun 11, 2016 at 1:30AM

The Trails Committee of the San Juan Island Park and Recreation District is pleased to announce that the Roche Harbor Resort Trails are now designated the honor of being a National Recreation Trail. On June 3rd, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and National Park Director Jonathon B. Jarvis announced that the Roche Harbor Trails were one of six trails nationally to join the National Trail System.

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