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  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:46PM

Simonsen filling in at St. David’s during transition | Newsmakers

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:46PM

The Rev. Doug Simonsen is the priest in charge at St. David’s Episcopal Church during the transition in rectors at the church.

Public Meetings

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:46PM

Stuff you need to know about the county fair Aug. 13-16

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:47PM

Designers and models in the Trashion Fashion Show must participate in the dress rehearsal Monday.

Stegman twins win scholarships

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 11:43AM

Skyhawks Sports Camp returns to San Juan Island | Sports Briefs

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:46PM

Skyhawks is the largest provider of youth sports programs in the country. Each program focuses on the development of individual sports skills in a safe, positive and encouraging environment.

Weather reports are hard to find at ‘Cape D’ | Along the Waterfront

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:46PM

This column is a continuation of a series on a Columbia River cruise.

County approves $14 million for roads

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:44PM

San Juan County will spend roughly $14 million over the next six years on road improvements, marine access and walking trails under the latest revision of its six-year transportation improvement plan.

Sheriff’s Log

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:45PM

San Juan County Sheriff’s Department reported responding to these calls.

$467,000 in grants awarded for local projects

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:45PM

They may not have gotten everything they asked for. But all three applicants came away with a share of San Juan County’s economic development dollars as part of last week’s annual distribution of the so-called HB 2260 fund.

Waggin’ load of tricks and marimba mewsic too | Ferry Home Companion

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:49PM

We haven’t been able to get the final figure from the exhausted volunteers who put on the sell-out Wags to Riches, the fourth annual benefit for the Friday Harbor Animal Shelter, July 27.

Keep your thumb out and the car at home | RideShare

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:49PM

Recently a team from King 5 News flew up from Seattle to Friday Harbor in a helicopter to make a story about the new alternative transportation system we have here.

Still more questions than answers | Guest Column

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:49PM

“Where are the whales?” and “When will they be here?” seem to be the questions I find myself answering every few minutes. I am an intern at the Lime Kiln Lighthouse for the summer conducting research on the killer whales or, as 90 percent of those surveyed prefer, orcas.

‘Sneaky Fitch’ is a heck of a meller-drama | Review

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:48PM

Not since Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles” have I laughed so hard at a spoof of the legendary myths of the ol’ Wild West as I did watching friends and neighbors of San Juan Island going through their wild paces in the preview performance of “The Death & Life of Sneaky Fitch,” showing through Saturday in the San Juan Community Theatre.

Tall ships are sailing the San Juans. And you can join in on the adventure

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:48PM

You won’t get to play Capt. Jack Sparrow, but you’ll be forgiven if your imagination goes wild.

Elwha loses power, being escorted to Anacortes

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 9:32AM

The Elwha is out of service and being escorted to Anacortes this morning after it lost power and drifted in deep water about a half-mile from Blakely Island.

San Juan's Save Our Schools within $93,000 of reaching goal

  • Aug 5, 2008 at 7:00AM updated at 2:59PM

Superintendent Michael Soltman reported that the combined “challenge” and “matching” gifts have reached $413,076 toward addressing the $600,000 budget shortfall for 2008-09. These funds have restored all teaching positions and have sustained class sizes and instructional programs.

More support for Henderson and Ranker

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 1:00PM

Former Whatcom County Councilman Ken Henderson has been endorsed for state Senate by The Bellingham Herald and Anacortes Port Commissioner Steve Hopley.

Yacht Haven is a Firewise Community

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 1:00PM

The Yacht Haven area of San Juan Island officials became a Firewise Community July 30.

Karin Agosta says her name should not be listed on Guard campaign ad

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 1:00PM

Karin Agosta of San Juan Island said her name is listed as a supporter of Lisa Guard, candidate for San Juan County Council, San Juan South, in a campaign ad and on Guard’s Web site.

San Juan School District backs off on Carter Ave. fields improvements

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 1:00AM

Citing town restrictions and concerns from neighbors, the San Juan Island School Board and the Friday Harbor Athletic Association withdrew a conditional use permit application for further improvements to the Carter Avenue sports fields site.

Town’s centennial kicks off Aug. 13 at fair

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

Friday Harbor’s year-long Centennial Celebration begins Aug. 13 at the San Juan County Fair.

Dead killer whale calf found on Henry Island

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

A dead orca calf was recovered from a beach on Henry Island’s Open Bay, Saturday, by the San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

Stuff you need to know about the San Juan County Fair Aug. 13-16

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jul 31, 2008 at 1:42PM

Trashion Fashion Show is Monday at midnight. Grab your glue-gun, sewing machine and paint and start collecting your reused, refused collectables and see what over-the-top, oh-so-sophisticated recycled fashion items you can come up with for this once-a-year highlight.

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