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Candidates eye district one county council seat

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 1:30AM

The League of Women Voters held a forum at the Grange on July 6 covered the five County Commissioner candidates running for one seat and the EMS levy.

Voters deserve the truth

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 1:30AM

Voters deserve the truth

Washington State Governor Candidate Bill Bryant (R) to visit Friday Harbor

  • Jul 12, 2016 at 9:49AM

Washington State Governor Candidate Bill Bryant(R) will be visiting Friday Harbor Tues July 12th. Mr. Bryant is familiar with San Juan Island from many previous visits. As Seattle Port Commissioner he will appreciate our island's busy season as our local ports are providing peak service. Mr. Bryant has specific plans to promote education, conservation, transportation and economic solutions for Washington State. Mr. Bryant is attracting support from republicans and democrats as seen at his recent "Kick Off Rally" in Tacoma. A public "Meet and Greet" will be scheduled at 2 p.m. at the Cannery Landing near San Juan Coffee. Find more information about Mr. Bryant at or visit his Facebook page. Support provided by San Juan County Republicans.

Researchers ask the public to report river otter sightings

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

They are charming and carnivorous, and can let humans know about environmental decline.

Discounted Ferry Passes on

  • Jul 11, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:17AM

The San Juan and Vashon Islands are the beneficiaries of a test launch for a new mobile accessible website that could revolutionize the ferry transit system. A local Bainbridge Island couple created a website to allow for a secondary market for WSDOT Wave2Go passenger and vehicle passes. They then spent over a year designing and patenting an intuitive, easy-to-use web site to help tourists and commuters save money.

Sheriff’s log

  • Jul 10, 2016 at 1:30AM

The Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls.

Sheriff responds to Dallas shootings

  • Jul 9, 2016 at 11:05AM

By Sheriff Ron Krebs

Tea and talk with OPALCO

  • Jul 9, 2016 at 1:30AM

A Tea and talk with OPALCO board members Vince Dauciunas, Mark Madsen, Winnie Adams is Tuesday, July 12, 5:30-7 p.m. at the San Juan Island Grange

UW’s Friday Harbor Labs thanks Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund - letters

  • Jul 9, 2016 at 1:30AM

The UW's Friday Harbor Labs Science Outreach Program (FHLSOP) is delighted to receive funds from the San Juan Island Community Foundation's Women's Fund for three important program needs; loupes, lifejackets and the cost of printed materials. The Outreach Program uses the loupes for their 1st grade project with Friday Harbor Elementary School (FHES) students. These 1st grade students team-up with UW Marine Biology students as they learn how to use the loupes to answer questions of their magnified world.

Adult entertainment fundraises to save the whales

  • Jul 1, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jul 8, 2016 at 12:02PM

(Editor's note: The Whale Museum was founded in 1976 as the Moclips Cetological Society. In 1992, the name was officially changed to The Whale Museum and registered with the Washington's Secretary of State. At that time, Moclips Cetological Society ceased to exist as an organization. In 2014, the old name was registered by anew group. The Whale Museum has no affiliation with the current/new Moclips Cetological Society.)

100 Voices looks to break silence around domestic violence

  • Jul 8, 2016 at 12:02PM

"Does one voice really make a difference in a choir of 1,000?" I asked this question of a well know choir director once. His emphatic reply may surprise you, as it did me. "Yes. It certainly does! If that voice is singing off tune, even by one degree, it has the potential to eventually drag the entire choir off. However, if that one voice is strong and right on target, it can serve almost as our tuning fork in keeping the music right on pitch… and if that one voice is missing, the harmony feels a little out of balance to my ear."

Another successful golf scramble

  • Jul 8, 2016 at 12:02PM

Dear Editor,

County Council’s conflict of interest-letters

  • Jul 8, 2016 at 10:24AM

County Council's conflict of interest

Please join me and vote ‘yes’ - letters

  • Jul 8, 2016 at 9:59AM

Our newly constituted Hospital District Board of Commissioners, with three members elected in the wake of widespread discontent with the transition to the new hospital and management of EMS by previous leadership, is asking us to authorize an increased levy for emergency services.

Is EMS fiscally responsible? - Letters

  • Jul 8, 2016 at 9:57AM

Call me skeptical, but it appears that San Juan Island EMS is asking the taxpayers to go round three on raising their levy 42% based on just their word. To date, there is no approved and final budget for 2017 or even an updated budget for 2016 to evaluate whether EMS is actually fiscally responsible this go around.

Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare Under the Stars

  • Jul 8, 2016 at 9:54AM

"Romeo and Juliet," the ultimate story of young love gone wrong will be performed in venues through out the islands, as Stage Left opens its 18th annual Shakespeare "under the stars."

​​How can islanders save 77 million gallons of water this year?

  • Jul 6, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jul 8, 2016 at 9:39AM

With summer underway, some islanders are already feeling the heat-and the drought. Some wells are already being starved of fresh water, which makes the rainy autumn season seem a long way off. As climate change affects our region, including our water tables, adopting climate resilient strategies for a sustainable future is critical. Islanders can do their part by conserving resources from water, to food, to energy. This April many islanders did just that, joining Friends in doing "Just One" earth friendly activity a day, to see how making simple changes can add up to significant resource conservation.

The San Juan Islands Honored by Travel + Leisure Magazine

  • Jul 8, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 8:58AM

Travel + Leisure magazine has announced its 2016 World's Best Awards, ranking the San Juan Islands #5 on its list of The Best Islands in the Continental U.S. The ranking complements Travel + Leisure's endorsement earlier in the year voting the San Juan Islands as #2 of "World's Friendliest Islands."

Sundays at the Summit

  • Jul 7, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:38AM

4th of July parade - slideshow

  • Jul 5, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 3:12PM

Boater rescues lost kayakers

  • Jul 5, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 2:17PM

When Captain Ashley Ryder of Deer Harbor Charters and her five passengers set sail, they didn't realize their excursion would become a rescue mission.

4th of July parade - video

  • Jul 5, 2016 at 1:02PM

Friday Harbor 4th of July Fireworks - slideshow

  • Jul 5, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:45AM

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