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- Jan 26, 2010 at 2:22PM
In 2010, I am also hoping to finally get my official button: “I’m from the government and I’m here to help!” Seriously, please contact me if I can answer any questions about safe chemical handling and disposal, and keeping pollutants out of the environment.
- Jan 26, 2010 at 2:20PM
My predictions for 2010 are that this community’s deeply rooted educational values will not waver, and together we will achieve success for our children and preserve hope for our future.
- Jan 26, 2010 at 2:19PM
generate controversy as we struggle to identify regulations that both protect the environment and preserve the rights and interests of our citizens. There are obvious areas of common ground but there are also differences of opinion on the regulations needed. The likelihood of reaching broad public consensus on the multitude of details associated with this seems remote but I believe it can be obtained with cooperation, mutual respect, and reason.
- Jan 26, 2010 at 11:00AM updated at 2:05PM
Desi Whalen has been selected to represent American Legion Post 163 in the finals of the Washington State American Legion Oratorical Contest. Desi, the daughter of Carol Whalen and Ron Whalen of Friday Harbor is a junior at Friday Harbor High School.
- Jan 22, 2010 at 3:00PM updated Jan 26, 2010 at 1:31PM
Jose L. Sanchez, a certified public accountant, has joined Lake Kennedy McCulloch CPAs. He will focus on business management, tax, accounting and personal financial advice. He brings to the firm experience in law and accounting.
- Jan 26, 2010 at 1:27PM
The sixth annual Frank Wilson Memorial Winter Blackmouth Derby begins Feb. 1 and continues until April 15. Entry fee is $50. Special T-shirts will be available to order for the derby. All proceeds support San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
- Jan 26, 2010 at 12:23PM
We need to establish a genuinely supportable nexus between problem and solution. We need to take alarming claims out of the realm of psychology and fear, and establish a framework to rationally answer the questions that are posed.
- Jan 26, 2010 at 11:50AM
I asked Neil Hansen, the Lopez guru of garbage, about the acceptability of recyclable food containers. Knowing the corrugated paper board that has absorbed oil is not acceptable for recycling, I wondered about messy little paper boxes that have remnants of food stuck to them. “Our present vendor would not accept them,” was his answer.
- Jan 26, 2010 at 11:43AM
While partnering with island community leaders to work toward a new critical access hospital in Friday Harbor, I have been privileged to get to know some of the people and programs serving the island communities’ healthcare needs.
- Jan 25, 2010 at 8:00PM updated Jan 26, 2010 at 11:38AM
San Juan Island School District could have a new superintendent picked, and possibly this week. In a special board meeting Jan. 15, the school board voted to invite Lynden Schools Superintendent Rick Thompson to apply for the position here. Thompson’s interest set off a flurry of special board meetings and a public meet-and-greet session with Thompson here Tuesday, 5-6 p.m., in the Friday Harbor Middle School Commons.
- Jan 26, 2010 at 10:11AM
Richard Lawson, a well-known contractor whose roots on the island date to 1856, died early today in a mainland hospital. He was 66, his daughter-in-law Leah Lawson said. Mr. Lawson died at 6 a.m. this morning in University of Washington Medical Center, Leah Lawson said. He died from thyroid cancer, she said.
- Jan 26, 2010 at 11:19AM
At this time of year, as seasonal rains quench these thirsty islands, our drives and dirt roads look more like a satellite view of the Minnesota lake country and rubber boots are strategically positioned on every porch just to retrieve the mail.
- Jan 25, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 1:00PM
Wendy and Dave Picinich are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill, to Martin Whitfield. Jill is a 2001 Friday Harbor High School graduate and is employed by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Martin, the son of Mattie and Bobby White, and David and Robin Whitfield, is employed by the Clark County School District.
- Jan 25, 2010 at 11:53AM
On Christmas Day at 6:37 a.m., Amy Sandwith and Robert Bowers were blessed with the birth of their beautiful baby girl, Phoebe Gwen. She weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces and was 19 inches long.
'Spring Street International School Presents: South American Dinner and Concert' Jan. 30 at Mullis Center
- Jan 22, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Jan 23, 2010 at 4:18PM
"Spring Street International School Presents: South American Dinner and Concert" is Jan. 30 at Mullis Center. All proceeds go toward travel scholarships and to an orphanage in Cusco, Peru.
- Jan 23, 2010 at 4:08PM
Let the Olympics coverage begin. "Passport to Vancouver," Sound Publishing Co.'s 2010 Winter Olympics news page, is now live at http://blogs.pnwlocalnews.com/olympics.
- Jan 22, 2010 at 2:57PM
The 2009 Island A La Carte coupon discount book has been discounted, from $29.95 to $19.95. Call Virginia Otto, 317-6728, or buy a book at Friday Harbor Drug or Mullis Center. There are about 50 books left.
- Jan 20, 2010 at 12:00PM updated Jan 22, 2010 at 2:22PM
In a 5-1 decision, the council endorsed the combination of higher rates and new fees, and directed county staff to craft an ordinance for review at its Jan. 26 meeting, and for possible adoption at a public hearing on Feb. 9.
- Jan 22, 2010 at 11:36AM
San Juan Island EMS members were acknowledged with special awards at the annual EMS Banquet on Jan. 16. The EMT of the Year Award and the Chief’s Award went to Herb Mason. Rebecca Smith was the Officer of the Year. The Rookie of the Year Award was presented to Humberto Orozco. The physicians of the Inter Island Medical Center gave the Frank Wilson Service Beyond Self Award to Emily Hallock.
- Jan 22, 2010 at 9:56AM
The 17th annual Knowledge Bowl is Feb. 4 in the San Juan Community Theatre. The Friday Harbor Jazz Band will begin performing at 6:40 p.m., and the Friday Harbor Middle School PTA will offer bake sale treats.
- Jan 22, 2010 at 9:52AM
The 2010 Friday Harbor Community Spelling Bee will be held in the San Juan Community Theater on Feb. 2, 3:30 p.m. The annual contest is sponsored by the Rotary Club of the San Juan Islands and features fourth- through eighth-grade classroom champions from local schools, including Friday Harbor Elementary School, Friday Harbor Middle School, Paideia Classical School, Griffin Bay School and Spring Street International School.
- Jan 19, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Jan 21, 2010 at 4:05PM
A San Juan Island winter is not cold in the area of culture. Between Christmas festivals and theater productions, the public is not deprived of variation. Local choreographer Linda Downs is convinced the best is yet to come. Indeed, the line-up that Downs, director of Dance Workshop II, has produced for this year’s Winter Song and Dance Festival (Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 24, 2 p.m.) offers exceptionally high standards of performing art.
- Jan 21, 2010 at 2:49PM
Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Bellingham, will have a challenge in the primary. Larry Kalb, 55, announced his candidacy Jan. 15 for the 2nd Congressional District seat, to which Larsen was elected in 2000. Kalb lives in Bellingham, works for the Whatcom Transportation Authority finance department, and is president of Health Care for All, a statewide organization advocating single-payer health care.
- Jan 13, 2010 at 12:00PM updated Jan 21, 2010 at 3:19PM
Snohomish County Councilman John Koster has announced he is running for Congress against Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett. His campaign Web site is www.KosterCountry.com. The two last faced each other in 2000, when both sought to succeed the retiring Jack Metcalf. Larsen led Koster in San Juan County 2,098 to 1,098, or 56.25 percent to 36.47 percent.
- Jan 21, 2010 at 2:12PM
Mayor Carrie Lacher said during her campaign that one of her goals is to establish an independent funding source for streets. Our recommendation: The Friday Harbor Town Council should place an advisory vote on the town ballot, asking town property owners if they would support Friday Harbor Fire Department becoming part of the San Juan County District 3 Fire Department.
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