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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.

San Juan County voter turnout expected to reach 90 percent

  • Nov 4, 2008 at 2:54PM

Libby Nieland of the Secretary of State's office watched as San Juan County elections workers processed ballots in the tight quarters of the elections office. She was impressed.

It's Election Day: Ballots must be postmarked by 3 p.m., placed in drop box by 8 p.m.

  • Nov 4, 2008 at 6:00AM updated at 1:10PM

Ballots must be postmarked by 3 p.m. today. If you miss the post office, you have until 8 p.m. to drop your ballot off at the county Elections Department at Second and Reed streets, or in a drop box in front of the County Courthouse, the Lopez Fire Station or the Orcas Senior Center.

County auditor predicts San Juan voter turnout will reach 90 percent

  • Nov 3, 2008 at 1:15PM

Sixty-three percent of voters in San Juan County had turned in their ballots by Monday morning, and County Auditor Milene Henley expected the final turnout to be 90 percent. Tuesday is Election Day. Ballots must be postmarked by 3 p.m. Tuesday. If you miss the post office, you have until 8 p.m. to drop your ballot off at the county Elections Department at Second and Reed streets, or in a drop box in front of the County Courthouse, the Lopez Fire Station or the Orcas Senior Center.

Learn more about ‘Plastics in our Oceans’ today at U.W. Friday Harbor Labs

  • Nov 3, 2008 at 2:09PM

“Plastics in Our Oceans,” a lecture by Capt. Charles Moore, is scheduled Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the U.W. Friday Harbor Labs’ Commons.

New site needed for solid waste transfer station

  • Nov 3, 2008 at 10:44AM

The presence of the transfer station was not a concern for me until the volume of activity there increased while the forest that buffered the noise quietly died. Now it’s a problem.

Friday Harbor Elementary School student wants crumb rubber removed

  • Nov 3, 2008 at 10:28AM

Last night, I was sitting down to compose a letter about my concerns about the Friday Harbor Elementary School playground’s new underlayment, crumb rubber. My daughter asked me what I was doing, so I told her.

District should allow parents to remove crumb rubber from playground

  • Nov 3, 2008 at 10:27AM

Please allow concerned parents and citizens of San Juan Island to remove the crumb rubber from the Friday Harbor Elementary School playground at no cost to the school district or the taxpayers.

School district consolidation will be discussed at public meeting Monday

  • Nov 2, 2008 at 4:35PM

The superintendent of the local educational service district will present the possibilities and pitfalls of consolidating the islands' school districts Monday, noon, at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church. The meeting is open to the public and will constitute a special meeting of the San Juan Island School Board. Lopez and Orcas school officials are expected to participate.

Damaged cable leaves Orcas, Lopez and Shaw without 911 coverage or off-island calling

  • Oct 31, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Nov 2, 2008 at 4:26PM

In case of emergency, those without phone service are asked to contact their local fire station or emergency medical services (EMS) so emergency calls can be routed to the Sheriff's office in Friday Harbor and emergency personnel can be contacted

Plastics in Our Oceans, presentation Monday at UW Labs

  • Oct 31, 2008 at 5:16PM

On Monday, Capt. Moore, a pioneer in oceanic research and advocate for clean oceans, will be at the UW Friday Harbor Labs to talk about plastics and pollution in the world's oceans as part of a lecture entitled, "Synthetic Polymers in the Marine Environment: A Rapidly Increasing, Long Term Threat".

Cable repaired, 911 service restored

  • Oct 31, 2008 at 4:19PM

At about 3:15 p.m., Bill Henikman of Century Tel confirmed that repair crews had fixed the damage and telephone service on Orcas, Shaw and Lopez islands had been restored and is fully operational.

Land Bank requests farm lease proposals

  • Oct 30, 2008 at 3:46PM

The San Juan County Land Bank is requesting proposals from anyone interested in a long-term agricultural lease of its King Sisters Property. Acquired from the King family in 2005, the land includes about 40 acres of farmland in addition to woodlands and wetlands. A well and perimeter fencing will be included in the lease. The Land Bank worked closely with members of the Agricultural Resources Committee, a county advisory group, in developing this opportunity.

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