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Top Ten Stories of 2013: Honorable mention; Leviathan rises from the deep

  • Dec 27, 2013 at 8:00AM

Measuring nearly 12 feet in length, the carcass of the female, estimated at 25-50 years of age, was nearly intact.

Top Ten Stories of 2013: No. 6; A ‘Monumental’ designation

  • Dec 26, 2013 at 6:00AM

More than 1,000 acres on dozens of the San Juan islands were designated as National Conservation Lands by President Barack Obama on March 25.

Top Ten Stories of 2013: No. 5; Level III sex offender moves to Friday Harbor

  • Dec 26, 2013 at 12:00PM

The state Department of Corrections no longer had authority to tell David Franklin Stewart where he could or could not live.

Top Ten Stories of 2013: No. 7; I-5 Skagit bridge collapse

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 5:00PM

Three people were rescued from two vehicles that plunged into the water along with the bridge.

Top Ten Stories of 2013: No. 8; OPALCO retreats, then revives broadband plan

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 12:00PM

The need for better county-wide communications became even more apparent after a week-long CenturyLink outage this fall.

Top Ten Stories of 2013: No. 9; Film Festival draws enthusiastic crowd

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 2:36PM

An ambitious undertaking, to say the least, and scheduled for mid-October as well, sometimes an iffy month, weather-wise, in the San Juans. But in the end, the first-ever Friday Harbor Film Festival: Stories from the Pacific Rim, proved a smashing success, defying skeptics and demonstrating that both visitors and islanders would turn out in big numbers to take part in a shoulder-season event that captivated their interest and imagination.

Top Ten Stories of 2013: No. 10; Three-person council takes charge

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 2:33PM

The new three-person council was enacted after county charter changes were approved by voters in November.

Engagement: Banry & Skoog

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 4:44PM

The Friday Harbor High School graduates became engaged Dec. 17, during a recently family trip to Leavenworth, surrounded by the holiday glow of Christmas lights.

History in the making

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 1:00PM

You’ll find a treasure trove of articles about Washington history and a growing list of stories about the history of the San Juan Islands as well.

It’s Falstaff: The Opera, live in HD

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 9:00AM

An undisputed master of Falstaff, Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s opera for the first time at the Met since 2005.

All aboard: NW Flower & Garden Show

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 2:00PM

The Flower and Garden shows might be the perfect gift for that special someone in your life that loves to garden.

Ring in the New Year with family friendly favorites

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 10:00AM

Adults and kids alike can enter games and contests for a chance to win one of many fabulous door prizes donated by local businesses

Trio teams up to remove creosote pilings from Barlow Bay

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 5:00PM

The project is intended to improve water quality, eelgrass growing conditions, and upper beach habitat at a documented Pacific sand lance spawning site.

High time to battle against ‘The Beard’ | Guest Column

  • Dec 26, 2013 at 3:00PM

Prolific, resilient, invasive, Clematis vitalba remains a deadly threat to trees

Thunder of Navy jets; sky’s the limit? | Guest Column

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 9:00AM

Flights from Whidbey poised to grow, comment on impact statement by Jan. 3

How are we doing? Breathing easier | Editorial

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 4:00PM

We’re on track to meet budget thanks to an ‘extraordinary” July, ‘excellent’ August

Two-prong course of action; same level of commitment | Letters

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 6:00AM

We believe that First and Spring is an inappropriate location for a government security agency.

Happy to be blinded from the birds; thanks Land Bank | Letters

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 6:00PM

A big thank you to the Land Bank for the new bird blind on the little trail next to West Side Lake.

Friendly assaults on your neighbor’s rights | Letters

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 11:28AM

I believe that San Juan Island is dangerously vulnerable to the coercive actions of groups and individuals who presume far too much in pronouncements that they speak for the community.

Holiday Highlights: Omnium Gatherum by Island Stage Left & friends

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Dec 23, 2013 at 10:25AM

A fireside program features dramatic presentations, from the ridiculous to the sublime, and will include musical contributions by special guests Angel Michaels, John Boyne and Beatrice Grauman.

More than 'vista' marred by clearcut at Mar Vista | Guest Column

  • Dec 21, 2013 at 9:00AM

As is so visible in the pictures of the newly cleared and straw covered shoreline, stewardship ethics and land use laws were broken by these new property owners and/or their advisors. An investigation is underway... unfortunately, enforcement has been woefully underfunded in San Juan County and many cases, as egregious as this one, are still unresolved.

Real problem? Stifling land-use rules, not a lease at First & Spring | Guest Column

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 6:38PM

In December of 2012, our lame-duck county council passed a very hotly contested critical areas ordinance. They rushed it through in the last days of their term, led by Ms. Pratt.

Questions raised by Larsen about US Customs lease

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 6:17PM

After fielding concerns and complaints from island constituents, the US Democratic Congressman is seeking answers from senior Customs and General Services Administration officials about newly signed lease at corner of Friday Harbor's First and Spring.

Waterfront clearcut prompts 'stop work' order on Mar Vista remodel

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 5:53PM

New owners of the former San Juan Island west side resort reportedly cleared trees and vegetation at the water's edge without having the required state and local permits.

Friday forecast: rain in afternoon; temperatures in mid 40s

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 8:25AM

Friday's early morning snow is expected to turn to rain by the afternoon, with temperatures in the mid-to-low 40s, according to the National Weather Service.

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