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- Nov 4, 2010 at 9:07AM
Lopez and Shaw island residents won't know who their representative on the San Juan County Council will be until after Thanksgiving. Updated election results Wednesday put Lopez Port Commissioner Jamie Stephens two votes ahead of County Councilman Bob Myhr, triggering a mandatory recount. Elections Supervisor Doris Schaller said the recount will take place after all ballots are certified Nov. 23.
- Nov 4, 2010 at 7:42AM
Although I ran unopposed in the election, I wish to thank you for your continued support and trust in me. I am proud to serve as your County Clerk. Thank you for your confidence.
- Nov 2, 2010 at 8:00PM updated Nov 3, 2010 at 2:45PM
Snohomish County Councilman John Koster, R-Arlington, held a slight lead early Tuesday in his bid to replace Rick Larsen as the representative of the 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Koster was ahead of the five-term congressman in Island, Skagit and Snohomish counties.
- Nov 3, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 2:11PM
The San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild announced Wednesday it has purchased the historic building and property at 150 Nichols St., the future home of Friday Harbor Brickworks, a farmers' market facility and community events center.
- Nov 3, 2010 at 2:04PM
Four people were injured — but not serious enough to require hospitalization — in the crash at Lopez Village Market, Nov. 2. Sheriff Bill Cumming said injuries included cuts caused by glass, and muscle strain. One person needed stitches on a knee. The driver of the vehicle was taken to Lopez Island Medical Clinic to be checked out and was released.
- Nov 3, 2010 at 1:07PM
Nov. 3, the day after the election, was Sheriff-elect Rob Nou's day off, and he was looking forward to heaving "a really big sigh of relief the whole campaign is over with and done, then gearing up to start working toward a smooth transition." His work will begin soon. Nou, a Lopez Island sheriff's deputy and former Oregon police chief and administrative sheriff's sergeant, received 4,113 votes to Lead Detective Brent Johnson's 2,183. County Auditor F. Milene Henley said Tuesday that Nou had 64 percent of the vote and didn't expect that to change.
- Nov 3, 2010 at 10:18AM
Lead Detective Brent Johnson, who received 2,183 votes in the election for San Juan County sheriff Nov. 2, submitted this letter today congratulating Rob Nou, sheriff-elect, and thanking voters for their support.
- Nov 2, 2010 at 8:00PM updated at 10:36PM
San Juan County Councilman Bob Myhr held a slight lead -- 628 votes to 610 -- over Port Commissioner Jamie Stephens in the race for the District 6 County Council position, which represents Lopez and Shaw. County Auditor F. Milene Henley said the race was too close to call, and the next ballot count would be on Friday.
- Nov 2, 2010 at 7:00PM updated at 9:30PM
His vote on the Brickworks project may have cost Rich Peterson some friends. But it didn't cost him the election. In his first contested run for public office, Peterson cruised to victory as District 2 voters handed the 68-year-old retired fire chief from Santa Barbara a second term on the San Juan County Council, Nov. 2.
- Nov 2, 2010 at 8:12PM
"Safe and sane" fireworks have been extinguished. San Juan County voters approved a ban on "safe and sane" fireworks Tuesday, 3,580 to 3,051. It was an affirmation of the public's vote last year; the measure ended up back on the ballot after Superior Court Judge Don Eaton ruled that wording of a 2009 ballot measure challenging the county's ban had been changed without the review of the measure's sponsor, and ordered another vote.
- Nov 2, 2010 at 7:56PM
Rob Nou was elected the first new sheriff of San Juan County in 24 years Tuesday. Nou, a sheriff's deputy and former Oregon police chief and administrative sergeant, received 4,113 votes to Lead Detective Brent Johnson's 2,183. County Auditor F. Milene Henley said Nou had 64 percent of the vote and didn't expect that to change.
Election: Morris leading in county, district for reelection to state House, 40th District, Position 2
- Nov 2, 2010 at 8:48PM
Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Mount Vernon, was leading Tuesday in his bid for reelection to the state House of Representatives, 40th District, Position 2. Districtwide as of 8:17 p.m., Morris -- who is also House speaker pro tem -- had 19,012 votes to 15,426 for Decatur Island businessman John Swapp, Republican.
- Nov 2, 2010 at 8:43PM
Anacortes School Board President Kristine Lytton was leading late Tuesday in the race for state House of Representatives, 40th District, position 1.
- Nov 2, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 2:57PM
The crash seemed to happen in slow motion. "Nobody saw it coming," a Lopez Village Market employee working at the deli counter said. "We heard this crazy, crashing sound and saw the car coming through the window. The glass was breaking as the car was coming through. It seemed to take a long time. It was very surreal."
- Nov 2, 2010 at 9:00AM updated at 12:51PM
Today is Election Day. Ballots must be postmarked today or dropped into an Elections Department drop box by 8 p.m. at one of the following locations: At the Elections Office, 55 Second St., Friday Harbor; outside the County Courthouse, Second Street entrance, Friday Harbor; outside the Orcas Island Senior Center, 62 Henry Road, Eastsound; outside the Lopez Island Fire District 4 Office on Fisherman Bay Road.
- Nov 2, 2010 at 10:46AM
- Nov 2, 2010 at 12:09PM
Stephanie Ann Sandwith and Dallas Paul Osburn were married on Sept. 18, 2010 at the home of Joe and Janice Chaves on "Rancho San Lorenzo" in Los Alamos, Calif., at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
- Nov 2, 2010 at 9:00AM updated at 11:24AM
Commissioners of San Juan County Fire District 3 will have a special meeting Wednesday, 3 p.m., in the Mullis Street Fire Station to discuss a proposed agreement to provide fire protection services in the Town of Friday Harbor. The meeting is open to the public.
- Nov 2, 2010 at 9:13AM
The S-Club of Friday Harbor High School raised $245 for the Friday Harbor Animal Shelter at an Oct. 28 bake sale at Friday Harbor MarketPlace. The money will be used for food for the animals and any other needs.
- Oct 28, 2010 at 10:00AM updated Nov 1, 2010 at 5:43PM
Tuesday, Nov. 2 is Election Day. Ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday. Ballots can be dropped off by Tuesday 8 p.m. at the Elections Office in Friday Harbor, or in a drop box:
- Nov 1, 2010 at 5:37PM
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Carrie A. McLeish (Friday Harbor High School Class of 1989) graduated from the U.S. Army's School of Information Technology at Fort Gordon, Ga. on Oct. 29. Completion of the 950-hour Warrant Officer Advanced Course earned McLeish several certifications, including GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator, Intrusion Analyst, Incident Handler, Systems and Network Auditor, Forensic Analyst, Penetration Testor and Firewall and Ethical Hacker. GIAC stands for Global Information Assurance Certification. Fewer than 100 individuals worldwide hold all these certifications.
- Nov 1, 2010 at 5:24PM
Phil Robertson, a longtime resident of Shaw Island, passed away peacefully at home. He was 90. He was a native of San Francisco and lived there until moving to Shaw Island. A World War II veteran, he served in Europe and the Pacific.
- Oct 28, 2010 at 2:00PM updated Nov 1, 2010 at 12:16PM
The old building on First and West streets — you probably know her as the Museum of Art or the old Neil's Images building — will be moved to American Camp on Nov. 18. A significant event, indeed, but to fully grasp the significance we need to peel back a few layers. She has not only witnessed history, but been on the front lines: European contact, the settlement era, the treaty with the region's First Nations, the birth of an American city, the resolution of a territory dispute between two world superpowers, the development of an island town, and now the efforts to preserve those pieces of our story.
- Oct 29, 2010 at 3:00PM updated at 5:04PM
John D. Lacher, father of Friday Harbor Mayor Carrie Lacher, died Monday, Oct. 25 after suffering a heart attack. He was 82. John was blessed with an easeful passing in the loving presence of wife Mary, daughter Lauren Cole, and son Kurt Lacher. John was born in Seattle, Wash. on July 24, 1928. John and Mary met at the University of Washington as students. They were married on July 8, 1950. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this summer. Children and grandchildren gathered from across the country to share stories, smiles and hugs that will long be remembered.
- Oct 21, 2010 at 2:00PM updated Oct 29, 2010 at 5:03PM
Friday Harbor's Parker Satin and Ryan Cole placed second in doubles at the District 1 tennis tournament Oct. 20 at Coupeville. They will play a pigtail match in May in an attempt to advance to the Quad-District tournament. Hayden Place finished third in singles, qualifying as a Quad-District alternate.
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