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- Aug 12, 2010 at 3:42PM
The oldest fishing classic in the San Juans is getting some updated features — including social media and a website.
- Aug 12, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 1:36PM
The deadline is today for public comment to be submitted regarding the proposed removal of rabbits from the American Camp prairie.
- Aug 12, 2010 at 11:33AM
The 40th Shaw Island Classic hosted by the San Juan Island Yacht Club on Aug. 7 had the potential of being one of the most challenging in the event’s history, with forecasted winds of 17 knots and a nearly 10-foot tidal range creating a flooding current of over 2 knots at Reid Rock. However, with no wind developing, the fleet was basically hove to.
- Aug 12, 2010 at 11:11AM
Island Towing dominated from Day 1 to finish Island Rec’s co-ed softball season undefeated at 10-0 and with its sixth-straight A League title. Can you say dynasty? Second-place Distinctive Stone (8-2) gave the defending champs a run for their money — actually, a trophy and league title T-shirts.
- Aug 12, 2010 at 11:14AM
Test your running prowess — and raise money for scholarships — in the 33rd annual Friday Harbor 8.8K Loop Run, Aug. 21. Registration is $15 for children 12 and younger, and $20 for racers 13 and older. All fees include race entry, entry into the San Juan County Fair and an event T-shirt.
- Aug 12, 2010 at 10:35AM
A $3 gate fee aimed at recycling? Or a $4 hike in the minimum disposal fee instead? The San Juan County Council agreed Aug. 10 to consider the potential fee increases to bolster the cash-strapped solid waste operation and help erase an anticipated $334,000 shortfall by the end of the coming year.
- Aug 12, 2010 at 10:17AM
Jeff Asher will make a great sheriff. When I was the public defender for San Juan County, Jeff’s work as a deputy was so good, it made my job difficult. The prosecutor’s case is only as good as the investigation and report. Jeff’s investigations were thorough. His reports were extremely detailed, accurate and relevant. His testimony in court was precise and well-delivered. His demeanor was calm and courteous. Juries loved him. It was hard to win a case if Jeff was the responding officer!
- Aug 11, 2010 at 5:12PM
Friday Harbor's five museums will be open late Thursday to celebrate the Friday Harbor Museum District, a collaborative partnership.
- Aug 11, 2010 at 4:50PM
Betty French Landberg passed away at her home on Jensen Bay on San Juan Island on Aug. 7, 2010 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. She was 87.
- Jul 23, 2010 at 3:00PM updated Aug 11, 2010 at 3:12PM
Colton Harris-Moore is turning down book and movie offers, saying his latest jaunt as an outlaw wasn’t anything to emulate – in fact, he was scared silly. According to attorney John Henry Browne, the teen suspect ignored a June offer of $50,000 and free representation by lawyer Jim Johanson because he was too afraid to turn himself in.
- Aug 11, 2010 at 11:19AM
The ballots are out. The primary election — Aug. 17 — is just around the corner. And over at the San Juan County Elections Office, they’re preparing for a deluge. Why? Because as of Wednesday morning, only 2,855 of 11,488 ballots mailed out for the primary had been returned.
- Aug 11, 2010 at 10:47AM
The San Juan County Fair starts next week, and here are a few facts to know. First, the fair is from Aug. 18-21, Wednesday through Saturday. Horse events start at 9 a.m. Exhibits and entertainments run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Season-pass ticket prices are $18 for 65 and older, $22 for adults, and $10 ages 5 to 16. Children younger than 5 have free entry. A daily pass costs $10 for 65 and older, $12 for adults, and $5 for ages 5 to 16. Again, children younger than 5 have free entry.
The fair brings us home to what’s most important: Our shared identity and our sense of community | San Juan County Fair
- Aug 11, 2010 at 10:15AM
Animals, entertainment and exhibits. Games, rides and shows. The excitement of the carnival midway. Friends, neighbors and memories. At the fair, we show off our prowess for creating, growing, making, raising and showing. How fitting that this year’s fair theme is “Locally Grown.”
- Aug 11, 2010 at 10:10AM
Sixty-five years ago Aug. 6, the world was irrevocably changed. In the early hours of that morning in 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. The bombing not only altered the course of World War II, but broke all boundaries and norms of warfare.
- Aug 11, 2010 at 9:44AM
Persistence has paid off for Rhiana Franklin. Rhiana, an incoming junior at Friday Harbor High School, won the Colgate Country Showdown hosted by radio station 92.9 The Bull, Saturday at the Moxee Hop Fest in Moxee. Her win comes six weeks after she placed second in the KMPS 94.1 FM Colgate Country Showdown at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma.
- Aug 11, 2010 at 9:31AM
America and Americans are struggling financially. We’re divided on whether the Stimulus Act was a bailout or an investment in the economy. The jobless rate in Washington state is at 8.9 percent. But the solutions are more complex than simply “cut taxes” and “lower government spending,” which is what many candidates are spouting. Lowering taxes is one thing. Bringing in enough revenue to cover the cost of providing public services is another. No, today’s candidate has to be creative and innovative, as well as knowledgeable. We need ideas, not slogans.
- Aug 10, 2010 at 4:57PM
The Washington State Department of Agriculture's annual gypsy moth summer trapping program is under way. More than 22,000 small cardboard traps have been placed around the state — 875 in San Juan County — and are being checked every two to three weeks through September. Traps have been placed in all 39 counties.
- Aug 10, 2010 at 4:49PM
Island Rec’s Skateboard and BMX Competition is scheduled for Aug. 29, 12:30 p.m. The competition will be held at the Skateboard Park, which is located on the San Juan County Fairgrounds. There will be emcee, music and prizes. There are three divisions: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
- Aug 10, 2010 at 4:45PM
United Way of San Juan County provides generous support to many programs in San Juan County. One of those is the Readiness to Learn program – a partnership between the San Juan Island Family Resource Center and the San Juan Island School District. The goal of “RTL”, as it is informally known, is to provide support to students and families so that all children will come to school ready to learn every day.
- Aug 10, 2010 at 4:41PM
Bruce Conway of MacMan Computer Services will be working and living in Boulder, Colo., this winter, where several large book publishing projects are presently under way. Conway plans on returning to the islands in April, and will resume his Macintosh tech-support services then.
- Aug 10, 2010 at 4:39PM
Family Art Days continues Aug. 14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the IMA Sculpture Park. Family Art Days is a free, family-oriented art activity led by a local or visiting artist. Materials are provided.
- Aug 10, 2010 at 4:36PM
Bob Wilson and Dan Boes will instruct a hunter safety course on San Juan Island this month. Seating is limited to 20. Register online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/huntered/classes/basic.php
- Aug 10, 2010 at 4:25PM
Pete and Erin Ancich are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Layla Evelyn Ancich, on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Layla was born at Stevens Hospital in Edmonds, Wash., at 1 a.m. She weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces and was 19.75 inches long.
- Aug 10, 2010 at 11:00AM updated at 1:08PM
An older-model Jeep Wagoneer station wagon was destroyed by fire Tuesday morning on A and First streets, above the ferry parking lanes. There were no injuries. Friday Harbor Fire was on the scene within six minutes of getting the call, department spokesman Ron Gardner said.
- Aug 10, 2010 at 12:16PM
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