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Crime briefs

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:53PM

Possession of a firearm

Port of Friday Harbor commissioners to hold special meeting

  • May 17, 2016 at 11:52AM

Submitted by the Port of Friday Harbor

University of Washington's Marine Lab's open house drew almost 600 visitors | Slideshow

  • May 17, 2016 at 10:28AM

The public was invited to tour the facility, ask questions of students and researchers, and learn all about the world of marine zoology, botany, fisheries and oceanography.

A “Humpback Comeback” is happening in the Salish Sea

  • May 17, 2016 at 10:19AM

A "Humpback Comeback" is upon us here in the San Juan Islands. "Big Mama" the Humpback whale was one of the first of the many humpbacks that have been making their way back to the Salish Sea in recent years and she has brought her sixth calf with her.

May Building Advisory Council meeting on Orcas May 19

  • May 17, 2016 at 10:10AM

The May Building Advisory Council meeting will be held on Orcas due to the cancellation of last month's meeting, which was scheduled there. The meeting will be held at the Orcas Landing Conference Room at 1:00 p.m. on May 19, 2016.

Congressman Larsen criticized for failing to address Naval station noise pollution

  • May 11, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 17, 2016 at 10:06AM

Submitted by Citizens of Ebey's Reserve

Special Commision meeting this Thursday

  • May 17, 2016 at 9:23AM

NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSION MEETING: Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of the Port of Friday Harbor will hold a Special Commission Meeting on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 9:00am in the Spring Street Landing Pier meeting room, Friday Harbor, Washington. The purpose of the Special Commission Meeting will be for the Commission to conduct a Executive Session, Personnel – To evaluate the qualifications of applicants for public employment, pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 (g).

Working to address community concerns about jet noise

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:30AM

By Rep. Rick Larsen

“Crazywise” - a film about culture and mental health

  • May 15, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 16, 2016 at 10:04AM

The term mental illness can conjure up images of disease, a broken brain and unstable and nonfunctional people. In western culture a psychological diagnosis can lead to a lifetime of medications and isolation by family members and society as a whole.

Clifton-Pew selected to explore ocean

  • May 14, 2016 at 1:30AM

Kendra Clifton-Pew from Friday Harbor High School has been selected as a 2016 Honors Research Program Student and will sail aboard Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus during its 2016 expedition. Kendra will join the Corps of Exploration aboard E/V Nautilus in August as they explore the California Margin, a broad area that fits entirely within the US Exclusive Economic Zone but that still remains largely unexplored.The margin region is criss-crossed by seismically active faults, although how often these may be rupturing is subject to much debate. Much of our understanding of the California margin is based on shipboard surveys, remote sensing, and circumstantial evidence, with very little deep submergence exploration.

School Board

  • May 13, 2016 at 5:47PM

The San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a regular school board meeting on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm in the Friday Harbor High School Library.

Childrens theatre auditions this Saturday

  • May 13, 2016 at 10:20AM

San Juan Community Theatre's Theatre Arts for Kids program is holding auditions Saturdays, May 14 and June 4 for this August's Musical Theatre Camp: Disney's Aladdin Jr. For experienced students ages 7-16, the three-week camp features workshops with island theater professionals and culminates in two nights of performances in the Whittier Theatre.

Sports Report

  • May 13, 2016 at 10:20AM


Pollinators in the park

  • May 13, 2016 at 10:19AM

Submitted by the San Juan Island Land Bank

Public servant or puppet master

  • May 13, 2016 at 10:17AM

Fellow San Juan Islander, you and I are bad people. Irresponsible. Uncaring about the environment, wicked even. We make bad decisions that hurt the world. We shouldn't have the right of free choice if we refuse to make the approved choice.

Park-and-Ride Coming to Orcas Village Ferry Terminal

  • May 13, 2016 at 10:16AM

San Juan County Public Works was awarded a $760,000 grant by the state Department of Transportation to provide parking for Orcas ferry users. The funds will go todesigning and constructing a park-and-ride facility; the first of its kind for the county. An overwhelming need exists to eliminate the unsafe parking along Orcas Road that has historically occurred. As a remedy for the problem, a plan for a park-and-ride at this Washington State Ferries owned location, has been in the works for several years.

Opening Day Boat Parade: ‘A Community Afloat’

  • May 13, 2016 at 10:15AM

The Opening Day Boat Parade, "A Community Afloat" on May 1 was a wonderful, fun community event! Forty boats were involved in the Opening Day festivities. Orca Star with the American Legion Post 163 Color Guard led the parade, saluted by 3 volleys from the American Legion Rifle Salute Squad, and followed by the classic wooden boat Baten with Grand Marshall, Sheriff Ron Krebs. The Port of Friday Harbor and American Legion cannons added to the festivities, getting everyone's attention. Representatives of the community in the parade included the Lion's Club, Rotary Club, Masonic Lodge, Community Theater, Children's Theater Workshop, Peace Island Medical Center, University of Washington Labs, Friday Harbor Power Squadron, the Library, Pintail, the Port's Pumpty Dumpty, four vessel assist boats, three Sheriff's boats, a USCG patrol boat, and a host of other community boats. The Sheriff – Fire boat Sentinel closed the parade with her water monitors spraying the harbor.

Learn the History of the Islands

  • May 12, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 13, 2016 at 10:15AM

Have you seen the 10,000 year old Bison antiquus skull on Orcas? Did you ever stand in the old jail on San Juan whose inhabitants included the murderer, Richard Straub, the only person to be hanged in San Juan County? Have you viewed the restored gillnetter, the Sally J, on Lopez? Make 2016 the year you visit all of the historical museums in the San Juan Islands. Not only will you have fun and learn more about our history, but you can also qualify for a chance to win one of three island getaway packages.

OPALCO lineman injured after outage

  • May 13, 2016 at 10:14AM

The May 4 outage in the Eastsound area was caused when an arc occurred during a system maintenance project in the Eastsound Village area. Journeyman Lineman Roger Sandwith was working on energized equipment with a hot stick and received minor burns to three knuckles of his hand. Sandwith was checked out at the medical center and given the all clear.

Artist to commence mural installation at Sunken Park

  • May 13, 2016 at 10:14AM

The Town of Friday Harbor invites the public to view the installation of a mural in Sunken Park beginning May 13. A celebration of the completed work will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, and will include chamber music courtesy of Sue Collado, Sasha von Dassow, Hanneke Klein-Robbenhaar, and Traci Wilson, and a reading by the winner of the Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC) Sunken Park poetry contest.

Mental Health Awareness Month

  • May 13, 2016 at 10:13AM

By Barbara Starr

Fish tacos this Friday

  • May 13, 2016 at 10:12AM

The Fish for Teeth taco team will be making fish tacos at the community theater on Friday, May 13 from 11a.m. - 2 p.m. A $7 suggested donation helps fund the Medical Teams International mobile dental van so our local dental professionals can provide dental assistance. For info, visit

Update on Ferry food fight

  • May 13, 2016 at 10:08AM

Washington State Ferries is standing behind its decision to award a food service vending contract to Connecticut-based company Centerplate even though the current, Washington-based vendors have filed a legal petition against them.

Voting the Presidential Primary

  • May 13, 2016 at 10:06AM

- The fifth in a series of articles about elections in Washington State by San Juan County Auditor F. Milene Henley.

Charity golf tournemant postponed

  • May 13, 2016 at 10:03AM

Chairman Pat O'Day announced a one year postponement of the annual fund raising event. O'Day says, "The board must do some diligent re-planning of the tournament as the costs have risen to an extent leaving little money for the nonprofits, the sole reason for which the event is held."

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