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A salute by Soroptimists for St. Paddy's 'Extravaganza' support | Letters

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 11:37AM

As with any successful venture, it takes a community of generous donors. The following are those whose gracious support made The St. Patrick's Day Extravaganza spectacular...

Sports programs help students thrive; vote 'Yes' on Island Rec levy | Letters

  • Mar 23, 2015 at 6:49PM

Sports create a venue for students to develop leadership skills, earn PE credits, develop a strong work ethic and give a student a sense of belonging. Many of our sports teams earn top state academic awards for high cumulative grade point averages.

On Stage: Friday Harbor middle schoolers go for 'A Walk in the Woods'

  • Mar 23, 2015 at 6:43PM

What do Goldilocks, the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood and other famous folktale characters have in common? Find out as the Friday Harbor Middle School players present "A Walk in the Woods," beginning Thursday, March 27.

Low-end users of electricity in for a shock? | Guest Column

  • Mar 22, 2015 at 5:00PM updated Mar 23, 2015 at 8:39AM

With 6-percent increases waiting in the wings in each of the next four years, this year’s 12 percent rate hike is just the beginning, and bigger users will get a break. What do the OPALCO board of directors candidates have to say about that?

Geyman takes on Obamacare, touts single-payer system in latest book

  • Mar 22, 2015 at 6:37PM

In his newly published book, "How Obamacare is Unsustainable," Geyman contends the three primary goals of the Affordable Care Act's three primary goals—affordability, near-universal coverage and improved quality of care—are not being met and that a single-payer healthcare system is the best solution for all Americans, and for reform of U.S. health care.

Dazzled & informed by Morris' display at IMA | Letters

  • Mar 22, 2015 at 6:02PM

We were just poking around Friday Harbor, killing time, waiting for the ferry and were drawn in by the building itself. The experience unfurled as we entered the building.

Four candidates chase two spots in OPALCO board of directors election

  • Mar 19, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Mar 20, 2015 at 4:12PM

Ballots and a voting guide will be mailed out to OPALCO members beginning the week of April 8. The top two vote-getters will earn a three-year term on the board, which sets policies and rates for the membership-owned utility, and which oversees administration of the co-op.

Spring Sports Preview 2015: Friday Harbor baseball team | Prep sports

  • Mar 21, 2015 at 8:00AM

The Wolverines fortunes may well rest on the “step up” factor, as they take the field long on potential but short on experience. They’ll be without five starters from last year’s squad, lost to graduation, including their leading pitcher and shortstop-second base combination, as well as half of the heart of the batting order.

Spring Sports Preview 2015: Friday Harbor Track & Field | Prep sports

  • Mar 20, 2015 at 1:33PM

For now, it’s all about training and setting individual goals for each athlete. For some that means achieving their personal best time, for others that just means learning what it’s like to be part of a team and to prepare for an athletic event.

Spring Sports Preview 2015: Friday Harbor softball team | Prep sports

  • Mar 20, 2015 at 1:28PM

This season, the Wolverines should prove strongest where, in the game of fast-pitch softball in particular, it often matters most, on the mound and behind the plate.

Opposed to Island Rec's levy renewal? Auditor seeks your input

  • Mar 20, 2015 at 1:09PM

For all ballot measures submitted by local governments, it is the responsibility of the district to appoint committees to write arguments for and against the measure; however, if a district is unable to appoint committees that responsibility falls to the county auditor.

Niki Doreen Truesdale: 1961—2015 | Passages

  • Mar 20, 2015 at 12:09PM

Niki was a beloved wife to Gregory Allen Truesdale, an outstandingly loving mother to her three children Jeremy, Jessica, and Sierra, a proud and nurturing grandmother and aunt; a caring sister and daughter, and a very kind and supportive friend to many.

A track record of success; vote ‘Yes’ on Island Rec levy | Letter

  • Mar 20, 2015 at 10:26AM

As taxpayers, we support Island Rec through a regular levy, and I for one feel I get good value. As a retired senior, I have exercise class, trails and trail walks, drop in and league sports, the dog park...

Preservation Trust to launch 'Campaign to Save Mt. Grant' starting in April

  • Mar 19, 2015 at 4:54PM

Long-valued for its 360-degree views, the 141-acre ridge-top property known as "Lawson Ridge" features important native plant and animal habitat, lush wildflower meadows, miles of trails and road access to the summit, as well as panoramic views of San Juan Island and the archipelago beyond.

Spring Sports Preview 2015: Friday Harbor golf team | Prep sports

  • Mar 19, 2015 at 1:34PM

Out on the links at San Juan Golf & Country, the Friday Harbor golf team is bursting at the seams. A total of 17 players turned out for the 2015 season, giving fifth-year coach Jack Rice his largest roster to date and an unexpected opportunity to expand the program’s foundation.

Spring Sports Preview 2015: Friday Harbor girls tennis team | Prep sports

  • Mar 19, 2015 at 1:31PM

With help of a retired longtime coach and a well-seasoned roster, which features 10 returning players out of a total turnout of 14, first-year coach Laura Geniuch will have experience on her side as she seeks to add some competitive fire into the program.

Wolverines shutout Lyncs in 11-0 season-opening win | Prep baseball

  • Mar 19, 2015 at 12:17PM

Senior Bill Revercomb open the game with a lead-off home run and Friday Harbor scored four runs in its first at-bat to grab an early lead.

Iowa 5th-grader seeks info about Washington state | Letters

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 5:33PM

I am so happy that I got your wonderful state of Washington for my project. I would love it if you would send me some postcards, a souvenir or any information about your wonderful state.

EJ Thorndike: May 11, 1925—March 4, 2015 | Passages

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 4:44PM

EJ graduated from San Jose State, went to law school but didn’t finish because he met, fell in love with and married Kathleen Kay, who talked him out of law school and taught him the real estate and construction business instead. A perfect choice for EJ, and for the rest of his working life that’s what EJ did.

Town sales tax to rise to 8.3 percent starting April 1—no foolin'

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 4:31PM

Revenue generated by increase, two-tenths of one percent, is dedicated exclusively for funding the town's newly created and voter-approved transportation benefit district. That .02-percent increase is expected to generate roughly $240,000 a year.

San Juan ‘whisperer,' local girl takes the reins of her future

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 3:49PM

In her new business, Inherited Horsemanship LLC, which she opened in Dec. 2014, Emma Billington, 26, works closely with the horse and its owner to help create a lifelong relationship between the two.

Fight against proposed coal terminal captured on film, to screen for free

  • Mar 16, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Mar 18, 2015 at 8:14AM

“Our Sacred Obligation” a documentary by Lummi tribal member Freddy Lane, chronicles the 22-day-long totem pole journey, and will screen for free at the San Juan Island Library, March 21, 7 p.m., as part of Ken Crawbuck’s series “Tragedy of the Commons.”

Friday Harbor flush in post-season b-ball awards; Strasser named league MVP | Prep sports

  • Mar 17, 2015 at 5:26PM

Senior Gabe Lawson joined Peter Strasser as a first-team all-league selection, while the rest of the Wolverines starting lineup earned second-team all-league honors.

Task Force seeks to track community's changing needs | Letters

  • Mar 13, 2015 at 12:00PM updated Mar 17, 2015 at 4:37PM

The 2015 Community Needs Task Force will provide a forum for discussion of community needs, increase awareness of current and future projects, and facilitate collaboration among organizations.

Wolverines defeat short-handed Orcas squad in season opener | Prep golf

  • Mar 17, 2015 at 2:22PM

Cole Thomas and Keegan Hebert were medalist for the match with 45s. They were followed closely by Jordan Davis with 48.

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