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Friday Harbor's wrestling season ends at the state championship | State 1A Wrestling Championship

  • Feb 19, 2010 at 10:58PM

Friday Harbor’s wrestlers, having lost their opening matches at the storied Mat Classic on Friday, found some redemption vs. Montesano. But in the end, it was Zillah that dashed the wrestlers’ hopes of third-place finishes at the state championship.

San Juans reportedly on list of proposed national monuments

  • Feb 19, 2010 at 4:40PM

The San Juan Islands have been designated a national wildlife refuge and a scenic byway. Next, they could become a national monument. Fox News reported today that the Obama administration is considering 14 sites, including the San Juan Islands, for national monument designation. The report was based on Department of Interior documents leaked to a Utah congressman and obtained exclusively by Fox News. The mostly public lands include Arizona deserts, California mountains, Montana prairies, New Mexico forests, Washington islands and the Great Basins of Nevada and Colorado — totaling more than 13 million acres.

Davis, Dunn, Mehrer lose first-round matches | State 1A Wrestling Championship

  • Feb 19, 2010 at 3:07PM

It comes down to this day. After 13 wrestling events since Dec. 5, three Friday Harbor wrestlers — Michael Davis, Willy Dunn and Calen Mehrer — qualified for this day: The 1A State Wrestling Championship — the storied Mat Classic — in the Tacoma Dome.

Desi Whalen wins fourth in state oratorical contest

  • Feb 19, 2010 at 12:27PM

Desi Whalen won fourth place and $500 at the Washington State American Legion Oratorical Contest. Desi, the daughter of Carol Whalen and Ron Whalen, both of Friday Harbor, is a junior at Friday Harbor High School.

Frances Josephine (Mickey) Cahail | Passages

  • Feb 19, 2010 at 8:00AM updated at 10:47AM

Frances Josephine (Mickey) Cahail passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, in the Islands Convalescent Center at the age of 100. She was born October 21, 1909, south of Friday Harbor near Madden’s Corner to Julius Oscar Bergman and Mary Ellen (Madden) Bergman. She was the third of five children.

It comes down to this day: Three Friday Harbor wrestlers in Tacoma for the Mat Classic | State 1A Wrestling Championship

  • Feb 19, 2010 at 10:05AM

It comes down to this day. After 13 wrestling events since Dec. 5, three Friday Harbor wrestlers — Michael Davis, Willy Dunn and Calen Mehrer — qualified for this day: The 1A State Wrestling Championship — the storied Mat Classic — in the Tacoma Dome.

Kickoff for this year's Relay for Life is Feb. 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the San Juan Island Library

  • Feb 9, 2010 at 2:00PM updated Feb 19, 2010 at 9:25AM

The kickoff for this year's Relay for Life is Feb. 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the San Juan Island Library. The kickoff is open to the public, particularly those interested in knowing more about Relay for Life. Last year's local Relay for Life raised $72,000 for the American Cancer Society. The kickoff party includes door prizes and refreshments.

Nominations sought for the 2010 Good Steward Awards

  • Feb 19, 2010 at 8:32AM

You can help recognize individuals, families, and businesses that have made a significant impact on the conservation, preservation and protection of the San Juans. The Stewardship Network of the San Juans is seeking nominations for the 2010 Good Steward Awards in the following categories: Shoreline Stewardship, Farmland Stewardship, Woodland Stewardship, Village Stewardship, Business Stewardship, Individual Stewardship, Youth Stewardship and Educator Stewardship.

Landmark season ends as Wolverines stumble at Coupeville, 41-26 | Girls Basketball

  • Feb 18, 2010 at 7:22PM

For Friday Harbor, which clinched its first outright league title in 26 years, the defeat brought the curtain down on what is sure to stand as landmark season.

San Juan tops the state's 39 counties in health rankings

  • Feb 18, 2010 at 2:07PM

A recently-released survey of Washington state's 39 counties reveals that in a head-to-head comparison of more than two dozen health-related statistics, including screening for diabetes, adult obesity and years lost to premature death, San Juan ranks ahead of all the rest.

Friday Harbor ousted from post-season by Lynden Christian, 70-45 | Boys Basketball

  • Feb 17, 2010 at 6:00PM updated Feb 18, 2010 at 11:32AM

Seniors Parker Lawson and Preston Ukra tallied 12 point apiece to lead the Wolverines, and fellow senior Mike Ausilio added 10, but the rest of the roster managed only 11 points in the second meeting of the year between the 1A regional rivals.

Davis, Dunn, Mehrer will compete in the 1A State Wrestling Tournament | Wrestling

  • Feb 16, 2010 at 4:35PM

Three Friday Harbor wrestlers placed second at the 1A Regional Tournament Feb. 13 and qualified for the Mat Classic in the Tacoma Dome, this weekend. Sophomore Michael Davis (145), senior Calen Mehrer (215) and sophomore Willy Dunn (285) will compete in the 1A State Wrestling Tournament, also known as the Mat Classic, which begins Friday. Junior Shawn Cutting (160) placed fourth in his division to qualify as an alternate.

Black History Month 2010, a continuation | Guest Column

  • Feb 16, 2010 at 3:24PM

The Voting Rights Act of 1964 shored up the 15th Amendment to the Constitution because of literacy tests and poll taxes specifically targeting Blacks. My article in 2009 noted that many white Americans had more optimism about race relations than they’d ever had. I still don’t.

Sen. Ranker’s farm internship bill passes Senate 46-0

  • Feb 16, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 2:03PM

Training and teaching the next generation of Washington’s farmers could get easier thanks to legislation passed Tuesday by the Senate. Senate Bill 6349, sponsored by Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-San Juan Island, would allow internships for aspiring farmers – providing firsthand experience in their future line of work.

Friday Harbor's title is the 8th since 1976 | Girls Basketball

  • Feb 16, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 2:02PM

The Friday Harbor gals have seven Northwest B League titles. Coach Penny Jewett’s Wolverines finished 9-0 in 1976, 11-1 in 1978, 5-0 in 1980, 13-1 in 1983, and 15-1 in 1984.

Soroptimists celebrate Friday Harbor Centennial with more than 100 members

  • Feb 16, 2010 at 1:56PM

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor are celebrating Friday Harbor's Centennial with more than 100 members. San Juan Island’s club was founded in 1996 by a group of women who shared the vision of a service organization focusing on the needs of women and children. Forty-four islanders signed the charter, of which 13 are still active members of the club: Lenore Bayuk, Carrie Brooks, Judy Cornell, Lynn Danaher, Phyllis Davis, Debbie Dickinson, Pat Hansen, Nancy Hanson, Carol Jackson, Mitzi Johnson, Judie Ross, Annette Schaffer and Vicky Thalacker.

Wild Rumpus, Waioll top finishers in Shaw Island Winter Classic | Along the Waterfront

  • Feb 16, 2010 at 11:45AM

Nobody could complain about the lack of wind for this year’s Shaw Island Winter Classic. The annual sailing race around Shaw started Saturday morning, the 13th, off the Orcas Hotel in moderate to strong gusty winds with 15 boats closing the starting line at 1010. Wind picked up as we started down Harney Channel with gusts that put lee rails under water. I had 32 knots register on my anemometer any number of times.

Break-in, airplane theft could be linked to 'Barefoot Burglar' Colton Harris-Moore

  • Feb 11, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Feb 16, 2010 at 10:12AM

An airplane theft and a break-in at an Eastsound business could be linked to alleged serial burglar Colton Harris-Moore, authorities say. On the morning of Feb. 11, an airplane taken from Skagit County was found abandoned at the Eastsound airport, and employees at Homegrown Market and Deli walked into a nightmare: the store was broken into, vandalized, and sustained damage to internal security systems.

News of Colton Harris-Moore's capture is false, says Coast Guard

  • Feb 12, 2010 at 10:00AM updated Feb 16, 2010 at 10:11AM

Harriet Woodward Bauer | Passages

  • Feb 16, 2010 at 9:43AM

Harriet Woodward Bauer died on Saturday, Feb. 6, in a Hospice House in Kirkland. Harriet and her ex-husband Wolf Bauer spent years on their property on San Juan Island, beginning in 1936 when Wolf was the chief engineer at Roche Harbor. They formed and entertained a kayak club who often met on the "Bauery." This group still meets after 60 years.

Memorial services Feb. 20, Feb. 23 for Fred Bourland | Passages

  • Feb 15, 2010 at 6:32PM

Fredrick William Bourland Sr., a Friday Harbor resident and former general manager for Valmark, went home to be with his Lord and Savior following complications from radiation treatment for lung cancer. He was 73. His life was a testimony of commitment to God, his wife, family and friends.

Champions: 41-27 win gives Wolverine girls their first outright title since 1984

  • Feb 12, 2010 at 9:50PM

It’ll likely stand as one of the biggest turnarounds in the history of local high school sports. The Friday Harbor girls basketball team, after a four-year odyssey at the bottom of the league, catapulted out of the cellar to clinch its first outright league championship in more than two decad

Boys finish season 10-2 for second straight year | Boys Basketball

  • Feb 12, 2010 at 8:30PM

Parker Lawson notched a double-double and Mike Ausilio tossed in 13 points in leading the Wolverines to a 49-37 win over Mount Vernon Christian Friday at home in the regular-season finale.

Wolverines in position to secure winning record with 58-39 win over Concrete | Boys Basketball

  • Feb 12, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 8:30PM

A foul-prone Friday Harbor squad overcame a chorus of whistles and a 28-point performance from the league's most prolific scorer to clinch a 58-39 win Tuesday at home over Concrete. With the victory, Friday Harbor (9-2 league, 10-9 overall) tallied win No. 4 in a row and positioned itself to complete a 20-game regular-season schedule with a winning record. With a defeat of Mount Vernon Christian at home Friday in the regular-season finale, the Wolverines would finish league play at 10-2 for the second straight year. Tipoff is 6 p.m.

Valentine's Day on San Juan Island: Elvis, a rose, and you

  • Feb 12, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 3:17PM

The King made early Valentine's Day visits Friday as part of a fund-raiser for Spring Street International School.

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