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Two of three Tiger football teams headed into playoffs | Football

  • Oct 27, 2009 at 11:26AM

Two of three Tiger football teams are headed into the playoffs of the North Cascade Youth Football League. The freshman team (ages 8-10) with a season record of 1-6, will not advance. They ended their season with a 24-12 loss to South Whidbey.

Health officials identify four 'probable' cases of swine flu in San Juan County

  • Oct 23, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 2:44PM

Public health officials on Thursday announced that there are three "probable" cases of H1N1 on San Juan Island and one on Orcas.

Home of Ace Hardware bought at auction by Friday Harbor's Danaher, Moorhouse

  • Oct 22, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Oct 23, 2009 at 7:43AM

Located at the corner of Argyle Avenue and Nichols Street, the two-story building was purchased Oct. 9 by Lynne Danaher and David Moorhouse of Friday Harbor at the conclusion of a public auction on the steps of San Juan County Courthouse.

San Juan County unveils two preliminary 2010 budgets, no 'margin for error' in either

  • Oct 22, 2009 at 12:27PM

With the outcome of the Nov. 3 election just around the corner, and the fate of Proposition 1 hanging in the balance, the County Council last week hedged its bets by having not one, but two preliminary budgets prepared for the upcoming year.

San Juan County Elections: check return address before mailing election ballots

  • Oct 21, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 2:38PM

A shipment of local ballots included some with return addresses located in Asotin County.

Swine flu has yet to be 'confirmed' in San Juan County; vaccine slow in arriving

  • Oct 21, 2009 at 10:21AM

Only those ill enough to be hospitalized with flu-like symptoms are being tested for the H1N1 virus and no county resident has been hospitalized to date with such symptoms.

Rain-soaked Wolverines down Nooksack Valley, 2-1 | Soccer

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 1:00PM updated at 4:17PM

The Wolverines bested a deluge and a determined Nooksack Valley squad to tally a 2-1 victory Saturday on a rain-soaked field at home in Friday Harbor.

Schools Foundation raises $60,000 in cash, pledges, in 5th annual Phon-A-Thon

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 1:14PM

At the end of the night, the amount of cash received totaled $32,830, while pledges equaled $27,018, for a grand total of $59,848.

Wolverines humbled by Nooksack Valley, 52-0 |Football

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 12:56PM

The Wolverines, in what's proven to be a roller-ride of a season, headed way off course in a 52-0 loss on the road Friday at Nooksack Valley.

H1N1:Caution, not panic -- Medical pros talk about realities of flu

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 9:09AM

Surrounded by an environment of unanswered questions, the virus leaves many people scrambling for the correct response

Summer Snapshot: Sheep moved from field to field the traditional way

  • Oct 16, 2009 at 3:28PM

Three generations of the Guard family — Lynette Guard, her son Rex, and several grandchildren — were present on the family farm Aug. 18. The reason? To move a herd of sheep across the street from Lynette's property to Rex and Lisa's.

Orcas Island fire commissioners look to sunset fire marshal agreement

  • Oct 16, 2009 at 3:45PM

A change is coming to enforcement of the Uniform Fire Code for businesses and new construction on Orcas Island. Orcas Fire District commissioners voted unanimously Oct. 13 to continue participating in the interlocal agreement to administer the fire marshal program — for now.

Islands as a classroom: In the San Juans, the best places to learn are all around us

  • Oct 16, 2009 at 11:17AM

Matthew Stepita is excited. He has a life jacket, a backpack and a happy face. “It’s a perfect day for it,” his father, Mike Stepita, says. And it is a perfect day: The afternoon is ripening under a clear October sky. Blue and white Mount Baker breaks the horizon. The two have come to the University of Washington Labs at Friday Harbor to participate in a research trip in San Juan Channel. The expedition, led by former Labs director Dennis Willows, will see the boat "Centennial" trawling for samples of sea life in the channel. It will be educational, windy and, as Matthew points out, a lot of fun.

'Carmen': Opera Pacifica brings a rare opportunity, and a beautiful story, to SJCT

  • Oct 14, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Oct 15, 2009 at 5:09PM

Since Georges Bizet’s "Carmen" premiered in 1875, the comic opera and its music ("Les Toreadors," "Habanera") have become immortalized on stage and in film. Hard to infuse something unique into such a classic, particularly after so many film adaptations (the 1983 film directed by Carlos Saura was nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar, and Beyonce Knowles starred in an MTV “hip hopera” version in 2001). And yet, Opera Pacifica's "Carmen" — Oct. 24 and 25 at the San Juan Community Theatre — will have its own unique flair.

San Juan Red Cross volunteers will assist firefighters battling Anacortes trestle fire

  • Oct 15, 2009 at 3:00PM updated at 5:07PM

Five American Red Cross volunteers from San Juan Island will assist firefighters battling the Tommy Thompson trestle fire in Anacortes. Emergency personnel from five agencies are on the scene. Island Red Cross volunteers will be part of the feeding crew, feeding firefighters who are expected to battle the fire through the night and into Friday morning.

Meet L113, the newest Southern Resident killer whale calf

  • Oct 14, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Oct 15, 2009 at 5:06PM

A calf has been born to L pod, bumping the Southern Resident killer whale population to 86. Center for Whale Research director Ken Balcomb said today that the calf was born sometime between Sept. 20, when the pod was last seen without a new calf, and Oct. 10, when the calf was sighted off Port Townsend.

Midnight rescue: Firefighters save golden retriever that fell down hill

  • Oct 15, 2009 at 4:30PM

As they headed back to their trucks, one man said, "What time is it? I have to get up and go to work." Just after 4. I repeated my mantra — "thank you, thank you" — a million times, "thank you so much, you're my heroes." It all sounded more inadequate than ever. Fifteen minutes later, they were gone.

Upset bid fails as Friday Harbor falls to Crusaders | Volleyball

  • Oct 15, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 3:42PM

The Wolverines, plagued this season by injuries and illnesses, turned in what may have been their best performance of the year as a patchwork lineup gave a talented Shoreline Christian squad all it could handle despite coming out on the losing end of three consecutive games Tuesday in Turnbull Gym.

Port Commission pays tribute to original member, Nourdine Jensen

  • Oct 15, 2009 at 2:29PM

The Friday Harbor Port Commission on Oct. 14 approved the following tribute to Nourdine Jensen, a member of the first Port Commission. Jensen, 95, died Oct. 11.

League of Women Voters Forum: Lacher, Low differ on how they would control utility costs

  • Oct 14, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Oct 15, 2009 at 1:30PM

As moderator Susan Dehlendorf speed-read the ballot statement against the Islands Rec levy Tuesday, there was little doubt the candidate forum – seven candidates, five ballot arguments – would finish on schedule. In fact, it finished about 15 minutes early. “Did you even take a breath while reading that,” a reporter asked Dehlendorf. “She didn't have time,” Island Rec levy proponent Brent Snow responded. There was humor, there were stumbles, there were no-shows at the forum presented by the League of Women Voters Tuesday in the Friday Harbor Middle School Commons.

What we have ahead of us if Prop. 1 fails | Guest Column

  • Oct 15, 2009 at 9:54AM

Gordy Petersen and other committed critics of the County Council and administration have developed a technique of piling on so many partial facts and misleading conclusions that they collectively portray a county government run by reckless spenders and incompetents. I would like to respond to some of their deceptive arguments in the following paragraphs.

Woman born on ferry 30 years ago has a special guest at wedding

  • Oct 14, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 4:45PM

The Evergreen State pulled up to the ferry landing as Dave Jorgensen and Sonia Mattoon exchanged wedding vows on the Orcas Hotel lawn Aug. 15. It was an extra special moment for the bride, who might have considered the ferry more wedding guest than seagoing vessel. She was born on the ferry 30 years ago.

Island Rec levy would renew funding for rec district, establish funding source for school sports | November ballot measures

  • Oct 14, 2009 at 3:40PM

At first glance, the Island Rec levy on the Nov. 3 ballot seems an easy sell: A renewal of 10 cents per $1,000 of assessed property valuation would keep Island Rec’s stable of youth and adult programs going for another six years. An additional 7 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation would provide a stable source of funding for school sports programs for six years. Meanwhile, a school bond measure of 60 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation expires at year end. So even if voters approve the Island Rec levy, their property tax bill will decrease 43 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation – for most property owners, a savings of about $300 a year. But proponents of the Island Rec levy aren’t taking any chances.

County Council must make honest pitch for Prop. 1 | Guest Column

  • Oct 14, 2009 at 3:34PM

Even if county government is facing a real budget problem, there is something truly disheartening in the cynical way it is asking us taxpayers to raise our taxes. It is as if the County Council has become its own cadre of tea baggers and decided that if the fictional notion of “Death Panels” can undercut meaningful discussion about health-insurance reform, then perhaps “Death Panels” can scare county voters into increasing our property taxes.

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