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- May 4, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 4:04PM
A contingent of Friday Harbor orca advocates will participate in an international protest May 15 to call for a captive orca's return to her native Salish Sea. The international protest calls for the Miami Seaquarium to release Lolita, who was captured in Penn Cove 40 years ago. The protest begins at 9:30 a.m. Friday Harbor time. The regional coordinator is Debbi Fincher.
- Apr 29, 2010 at 10:00AM updated May 4, 2010 at 2:44PM
The girls team won its first meet of the season as Dasuni Guringhe took first place in the 100 (13.39) and 200 (27.99) meter dashes, while Fei Cooper took first in the 800m, Kelsey Barnes earned a first-place finish in the shot putt, and senior Kayla Short took first in both the javelin and the long jump.
- Apr 29, 2010 at 10:00AM updated May 4, 2010 at 2:43PM
Tied 9-9 after the end of the first overtime, Snohomish's Josh Pederson scored the game-winner on an assist from Laruen Danielson with just under two minutes remaining in the second overtime.
- Apr 29, 2010 at 3:00PM updated May 4, 2010 at 12:20PM
I hated to go to the Lions Club that day but I did my duty, stopped at the bank ATM and started to the Legion Hall. Suddenly, my one good eye started to flash on and off.
- May 4, 2010 at 11:51AM
Remember when you were a kid and you had nothing to do? Remember saying, “Mom, I’m bored! There’s nothing to do!”? Where have those days gone? As adults we are never bored and now only dream of the days when we had nothing to do. Despite this, we can’t forget that the youth in our community do get bored, especially in the summer. This is often when poor decisions are made. There is no better time to arrange weekly activities to keep your kids happy and productive during their summer vacation.
- May 4, 2010 at 11:41AM
A classic is a tricky thing to perform. A show like “My Fair Lady” has so many years of public adoration behind it, a new performance cannot help but attract high expectations. “It’s been a lot of fun to be part of, but it’s hard too,” says Julie Hagn, who acts in the upcoming San Juan Community Theatre production. She describes how she loves the story, but is not immune to the sense of responsibility that comes with performing one of the best-loved musicals around.
- Apr 29, 2010 at 3:00PM updated May 4, 2010 at 11:42AM
Local Chileans will prepare a traditional Chilean dinner, including salads, empanadas, and “pastel de choclo”. Desserts will be donated by Friday Harbor chefs that will be auctioned after the main course.
Farewell, Hartman: After 22 seasons, the Wolverines play their last regular-season game on their field of dreams
- May 4, 2010 at 11:27AM
The Friday Harbor baseball team lit up the scoreboard with 34 runs in just 10 innings and closed out the regular season with back-to-back victories Saturday at home against an under-equipped and overmatched Shoreline Christian squad. But the story of Saturday’s doubleheader wasn’t really about the action on the field; the Crusaders haven’t put up much of a fight on the baseball diamond as of late. It was, rather, about the field itself.
State says no more extensions for San Juan Island solid waste transfer station; county discusses options
- May 4, 2010 at 9:39AM
The San Juan County Council today began exploring options for handling trash and recycling on San Juan Island, given the likelihood that a state permit which allows the county to operate the Sutton Road site will expire June 30.
State ends 'snail mail' reminders about boat-license renewals; auditor explains options to renew registration
- Apr 29, 2010 at 11:34AM
an Juan County Auditor Milene Henley advises boat owners to renew their licenses either online, at dol.wa.gov, or in Friday Harbor at the auditor's office in the county courthouse (steps to renew online are explained below). All vessel decals expire on June 30.
- Apr 28, 2010 at 3:00PM updated at 5:34PM
A Marysville man is believed to have taken his own life after authorities recovered a dinghy that was abandoned and adrift near Stuart Island Friday afternoon, and found a suicide note tucked inside.
- Apr 28, 2010 at 11:00AM updated at 3:43PM
The drama occurred just north of the San Juan County Park, as the Sailing Club’s Co-Fleet Captain, a life-long fisherman and boater in the area, decided that he would copy the tactics of another local.
- Apr 28, 2010 at 10:31AM
The federal agency in charge of fishery management, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, on Tuesday announced that three types of rockfish in Washington state's Georgia Basin will be protected under the Endangered Species Act.
- Apr 27, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 3:19PM
In the sixth, shortstop Hannah Starr smacked a triple to provide a much-needed spark and the Wolverines tallied 11 runs in their final two at-bats to seize a decisive victory.
- Apr 27, 2010 at 12:59PM
In the opener, Jangard, batting over .500 so far this season, launched a rocket over the fence with the bases loaded as Friday Harbor tallied six runs in the second inning to take a control of the Northwest 1A/2B League contest. The Wolverines added two more in the third and another three runs in the sixth inning to seal the opener.
- Apr 27, 2010 at 10:38AM
Beginning May 1, the majority of Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia, including Marine Area 7, which encompasses the San Juans, will be restricted to angling for bottomfish at a depth of no greater than 120 feet (20 fathoms). Furthermore, as part of the package of restrictions enacted by the state Fish and Wildlife Commission earlier this year, the daily bag-limit for rockfish, which for the past several years has been just one, will drop to zero (with exception of areas at west end of Juan de Fuca Strait).
- Apr 27, 2010 at 10:25AM
About a half-dozen boats were completely destroyed or heavily damaged Sunday as a predawn blaze leveled a building where vintage wooden boats were painstakingly restored at Jensen Shipyard on San Juan Island.
- Apr 23, 2010 at 12:53PM
Founded in January, Saint David's Day School offers an independent kindergarten-only program with a maximum class size of 12 students. Fall enrollment is underway and financial aid is available.
- Apr 21, 2010 at 2:00PM updated Apr 23, 2010 at 10:49AM
Island Rec announces that beginning May 1, people can register for most every Island Rec program online and pay by credit card. Visit www.islandrec.org to register for your favorite Island Rec program from the comfort of your home or any public computer, day or night.
- Apr 21, 2010 at 12:00PM updated Apr 23, 2010 at 9:55AM
Shawn Cutting isn’t likely to forget his first-ever outing against Orcas. The junior southpaw tossed five innings of no-hit ball in leading the Wolverines to a 15-0 win in the opening game of the April 17 doubleheader at Hartman Field. And if that weren’t enough, Cutting, who struck out 10 Vikings, also had two base hits and scored two runs.
- Apr 22, 2010 at 5:00PM updated Apr 23, 2010 at 9:54AM
Grants are awarded through a competitive process to assure that broad community needs are addressed. Projects that provide partnership opportunities for two or more organizations or that leverage new resources, or that have lasting impact are of particular interest.
- Apr 22, 2010 at 7:44AM
Friday Harbor teams took two seconds and a first place finish in the second annual Orcas Island Basketball Tournament, March 13. Maybe it was the lights, but more than likely it was experience, some hard work and a reorganization of the tournament that helped turn things around for a group of 22 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade Friday Harbor girls.
- Apr 22, 2010 at 7:36AM
Henri Bredouw of Orcas High School shot 39 to win medalist honors at his home course, April 21 vs. Friday Harbor. Friday Harbor’s Tyler McKee finished two strokes back, in a three-way tie for second with Orcas’ Taylor Diepenbrock and Miles McCloskey.
- Apr 21, 2010 at 10:07PM
The Soroptimists' Bunko Party fund-raiser is April 30. All proceeds from this event will go directly to their Cancer Treatment Support Mission. Since May 2005, Soroptimists have provided ferry tickets for islanders who must travel to the mainland for cancer treatment. The need for ferry tickets is greater than ever before. Soroptimists are hoping to spend more than $18,000 this year to fund this project through events and raffle ticket sales. You may even know someone who has been helped with this project. You can help with your tax-deductible donation.
- Apr 21, 2010 at 5:49PM
Six San Juan Island-based whale watch companies will honor Earth Day by donating a portion of proceeds collected on Saturday to a pair of non-profit groups that are helping to restore Puget Sound's marine habitat.
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