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Cleanup plan recommends salmon habitat acquisition, low-impact development, stormwater controls in the San Juans

  • Nov 7, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Nov 10, 2008 at 4:37PM

A draft action plan to improve the health of Puget Sound identifies about 15 actions to be taken in the San Juan Islands, including acquiring priority habitat for salmon, maintaining local oil-spill response programs, reducing sources of water pollution, managing urban stormwater runoff, implementing low-impact development standards for new construction, and limiting alterations on sensitive shorelines.

Passages: Rusty Pollock was 'a consummate gentleman'

  • Nov 10, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 12:34PM

Rusty Pollock, administrator of Islands Convalescent Center, died Friday, 4:55 p.m. in Island Hospital after a brief bout with pancreatic cancer. He was 58. Service was Saturday at Evans Funeral Chapel in Anacortes. A memorial service is being planned on the island. Details will be published later.

Passages: Kathryn 'Robbie' Robb

  • Nov 10, 2008 at 9:21AM

Kathryn Robb, known to many islanders as “Robbie,” was born in Great Britain on April 29, 1933, and died in the morning of Oct. 24, 2008. She passed away in her home on San Juan Island surrounded by a few friends and loyal old dog, Sam, by her side.

“Economic, Social and Cultural Rights” will be discussed in forum Sunday, Nov. 9, in the San Juan Island Library

  • Nov 7, 2008 at 3:32PM

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights panel discussion series continues Sunday, Nov. 9, 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the San Juan Island Library. Topic: “Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.”

A tribute to Fayette, 'a hard-working service dog' and loyal friend

  • Nov 7, 2008 at 3:25PM

She was a hard-working service dog who guided Darlene through airports, big cities and small towns, and national parks too numerous to mention. She went everywhere, scrunched up in automobile footwells, marching in Fourth of July and Memorial Day parades, padding through snow and across slick pavement. In all their years together, she never steered Darlene the wrong way.

Volleyball team almost takes one, falls at district; Wolverines finish season 3-9 league, 3-13 overall

  • Nov 7, 2008 at 11:25AM

Buoyed by a partisan crowd, a Friday Harbor volleyball hobbled by injuries nearly pulled off a stunner in its regular-season finale Oct. 28 in Turnbull Gym. Leading 25-24 in the opening game, the Wolverines needed just one point to put the Northwest 1A/2B League’s second-place team on the ropes and themselves in the drivers’ seat.

Volleyball team felled by Loggers, 3-0

  • Oct 31, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Nov 7, 2008 at 11:19AM

Match marks finale in Turnbull Gym for seniors Kelsie Carlton and Meaghan McCormick

Friday Harbor ousted by Meridian, Lynden Christian; Porter finishes prep soccer career with 71 goals in four years

  • Nov 7, 2008 at 11:13AM

The Friday Harbor Wolverines’ soccer season came to an end with playoff losses to Meridian and Lynden Christian, Oct. 30 at Whatcom Community College. Facing Meridian, the Wolverines fell behind early (0-2 at the half) and were unable to recover.

Football season ends with a win; Wolverines unload on Lynden Christian 35-6

  • Nov 7, 2008 at 11:08AM

Talk about a Halloween surprise. The Friday Harbor football team, short-handed and on the road, turned in perhaps its best performance of the year with an electrifying 35-6 victory over Lynden Christian on Halloween night.

Auction of Friday Harbor Ace Hardware property postponed until Dec. 5

  • Nov 6, 2008 at 4:45PM

The auction of the Friday Harbor Ace Hardware property has been postponed until Dec. 5, 10 a.m., on the courthouse steps. The auction had been scheduled for Oct. 3 but was postponed because the property owner, J. Philip Miller of Camano Island, has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Middle-school students get a chance to exercise their future right to vote

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Nov 6, 2008 at 4:27PM

Tuesday's general election was a memorable experience for many middle-school students, most of them four to six years from voting age. A mock election, which mimics the national election, was held Tuesday at Friday Harbor Middle School. Throughout the school day, students took the opportunity to vote for a presidential candidate, as well as candidates for local and state offices.

'I hope people change their racial attitudes because of his election'

  • Nov 6, 2008 at 4:10PM

DT McCarty grew up in a segregated Alabama in the 1950s, attended an all-black university, and encountered subtle and not-so-subtle racism during her life. She never thought the America she knows — an America she said is still grappling with attitudes about race — would elect a black president in her lifetime.

Here's what you'll pay in stormwater fees beginning next year

  • Nov 6, 2008 at 2:39PM

Bowing to the stress of tough economic times, the San Juan County Council on Tuesday approved a new set of stormwater fees, but only after slashing the amount property owners will pay for so-called "capital projects" by 90 percent.

School board reconsidering crumb rubber; meeting tonight at 5:30

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 3:23PM

San Juan Island School Board members are reconsidering the use of crumb rubber as an underlayment at the Friday Harbor Elementary School playground. A special school board meeting is scheduled for tonight, 5:30, in the high school library.

Enrollment climbs at two of three San Juan Island private schools

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 3:12PM

Enrollment is on the rise at two of the island’s three private schools. Spring Street International School added 13 students this fall. Stillpoint School’s enrollment increased by five. Paideia Classical School saw a six student drop in enrollment this school year.

We have overcome | Commentary by Howard Schonberger

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 1:18PM

It seems like only yesterday when I was a kid in Omaha working at the Omaha theater as an usher for the first time and Jimmy Hall, a star halfback on our football team, came in with his mother. I greeted him warmly and the doorman came over when they started forward. "Kindly take the stairway to your right, please," he said gently. They nodded and started upstairs. The doorman turned to me and said: "Don't ever forget those words when Negroes come in."

Updated: Celebration of life for Pat Speer Saturday, 1 p.m. in Turnbull Gym

  • Nov 4, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Nov 5, 2008 at 11:45AM

Pat Speer's life will be celebrated Saturday, 1 p.m., in Turnbull Gym at Friday Harbor High School. The event is open to the public. Her ashes will be interred at a later date in Nebraska.

Seattle Opera’s Young Artist Program gives life to Tchaikovsky’s most popular opera

  • Nov 4, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Nov 5, 2008 at 7:40AM

A handsome visitor from the big city sends a young girl’s heart and soul into high gear. Seattle Opera’s Young Artist Program shares that timeless story of Tchaikovsky’s popular opera on the San Juan Community Theatre’s Whittier stage, Friday, at 7:30 p.m.

San Juan's choices: Obama, Gregoire, Larsen, Ranker, Morris, Rosenfeld, Pratt, Fralick

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 7:25AM

San Juan County voters helped make history Tuesday. They voted overwhelmingly for America’s first black president, sent one of their own to the state Senate for the first time in 100 years, elected two new County Council members, and helped Gov. Christine Gregoire maintain the governorship.

Larsen easily wins fifth term in Congress

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 6:46AM

Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Bellingham, easily won a fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, District 2, Tuesday. At 8:10 p.m. Larsen was leading with 65,976 votes to Rick Bart's 41,066, according to the Secretary of State's office. Votes had been reported in Island and Snohomish counties. Elections officials were still awaiting results from King, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties.

Pratt elected to County Council from San Juan South

  • Nov 4, 2008 at 9:32PM

Lovel Pratt was elected to the San Juan County Council from San Juan South tonight, succeeding Kevin Ranker, who opted to run for state Senate rather than reelection.

Morris reelected to state House of Representatives, 40th District

  • Nov 4, 2008 at 9:42PM

Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Anacortes, won a seventh term Tuesday as the San Juan Island's representative in the state House. At 8:59 p.m., Morris received 11,630 votes to Howard Pellett's 3,206. Pellett is the Green Party's candidate and a former Bothell city councilman now living in Anacortes.

Rosenfeld reelected to County Council from Friday Harbor

  • Nov 4, 2008 at 9:22PM

Howie Rosenfeld learned early on in his political career not to take anything for granted. And with good reason. Rosenfeld won a previous run for the Friday Harbor Town Council by a mere two votes.

Ranker wins state Senate seat; first islander in Senate in about 100 years

  • Nov 4, 2008 at 9:08PM

For inspiration, Kevin Ranker turned to the rock on Election Day. Not just any rock -- a little white rock with the word "hope" etched in the surface, a good luck charm given to him during his first campaign for political office by a neighbor's son.

Larsen leading in bid for fifth term in U.S. House of Representatives

  • Nov 4, 2008 at 8:42PM

Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Bellingham, was coasting Tuesday to a fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, District 2. At 8:10 p.m. Larsen was leading with 65,976 votes to Rick Bart's 41,066, according to the Secretary of State's office. Votes had been reported in Island and Snohomish counties. Elections officials were still awaiting results from King, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties.

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