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- Oct 13, 2009 at 2:23PM
Marjorie was employed as a secretary in Portland for 25 years, before her retirement in 1983. Robert H. Webb and Marjorie were united in marriage in 1943. Marjorie was a beloved wife, loving sister, favorite aunt, dear neighbor, and cherished friend. She was an exceptional lady, special in her own unique way to each person. She had grace, effortless beauty, and simple elegance – always carrying herself with dignity.
- Oct 13, 2009 at 12:48PM
A huge “thank you” to so many who made the fundraiser for Greg Sawyer so successful! Well over $17,000 was raised to help defray medical expenses, and it was heartwarming to see so many in our community come together to support Mr. Sawyer.
- Oct 13, 2009 at 12:38PM
How about our president being selected for the Nobel Prize? I don’t really expect anyone to understand the special inner glow I feel about this and all other honors and respect being shown these days for black people! Each time something like this happens, I feel a surge of pride and gratitude as real as if the honoree was one of my kids!
- Oct 13, 2009 at 12:36PM
It would appear that my previous letter to the editor (Sept. 30 Journal) refuting Janet Alderton’s contention that we need wider shoreline buffers was misinterpreted by Sandra Harold (Letters to the Editor, Oct. 7 Journal). My published remarks concerned those lots on the periphery of the islands in this county which border on a free-flowing tidal stream, not lots facing bays and estuaries.
Supports Island Rec levy and county Proposition 1: 'Directly affecting the quality of life which we value'
- Oct 13, 2009 at 12:30PM
I strongly support both the San Juan County Proposition 1 levy and the Island Rec levy. As islanders, we share laughter, as well as arguments, but we all care deeply about each other and our islands. I feel both these levies represent a broad consensus to support our children, youth, senior citizens and other programs which directly affect the quality of life which we value.
Supports Island Rec levy and county Proposition 1: 'Values that make our island one of the most civilized places on earth'
- Oct 13, 2009 at 12:28PM
We’ve decided to vote yes in the November election for the levies for San Juan County and our island Recreation District. Both of these levies further the values that make our island one of the most civilized places on earth.
- Oct 13, 2009 at 12:23PM
When I came to Friday Harbor last fall, I was eager to understand the issues facing the town and got hooked on watching the Town Council meetings on public access cable TV. My first impression of Carrie Lacher was that she is articulate and knowledgeable when discussing the many complex issues facing the town.
- Oct 13, 2009 at 12:13PM
I am writing in support of Carrie Lacher for mayor of Friday Harbor. For many years, I lived in town in senior housing with my mother. This apartment complex is not far from where Carrie herself lives in an affordable-housing neighborhood. Over the years I have known Carrie, I have come to appreciate her passion for town living and her commitment to those who often feel marginalized or overwhelmed by government.
- Oct 13, 2009 at 12:32PM
The recession means that things are tight across the economy. Families are concerned. Seniors are concerned. Home values are down. Local tax receipts are down. County revenues from fees are down. The County Council, like many families, has had to reduce expenses to balance the budget. One area that should not be cut is the support for the county’s 4-H program.
- Oct 13, 2009 at 12:26PM
The following letter was written by my son, Otto, and posted at our local bulletin board on Shaw Island last spring. He collected more than $400 for Friday Harbor High School’s athletic program from our community for his sponsored run from Friday Harbor to Roche Harbor and back.
- Oct 13, 2009 at 12:24PM
This is not a “blank check.” We should continue to pressure the County Council to make more responsible financial decisions. There will be a group of freeholders elected next year to review our home rule charter. I expect there will be further changes proposed for the charter that will provide for lower costs in the administrative area.
- Oct 12, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 12:38PM
Nourdine Jensen — boatbuilder and former town councilman, school board member, port commissioner and OPALCO board member — died Sunday in Island Hospital after cancer surgery. He was 95. He was hospitalized shortly after a birthday celebration at the Grange in September. Doctors discovered cancer during a CT scan. Up to the time of his hospitalization, he was dutifully at work in his office overlooking Albert Jensen & Son Shipyard. An obituary will follow.
- Oct 10, 2009 at 6:50PM
Friday Harbor was defeated by Lynden Christian in overtime 23-20. Lynden Christian senior Reid Bode propelled the Lyncs to victory with a 27-yard field goal.
- Oct 9, 2009 at 5:10PM
Beloved. Endangered. Exploited. Revered. Puget Sound's killer whales may be all that and more. But it will be an uphill battle for federal officials in their bid to create bigger buffers between boats, kayaks, canoes and the struggling population of Southern Resident killer whales. And in the realm of public opinion, a proposal to establish a half-mile "no-go zone" off the west side of San Juan Island during the summer season has proven even less popular.
Talbott: 'Youth and sports can go hand-in-hand in a positive way' | Island Rec Commission candidate profile
- Oct 9, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 4:53PM
Jeremy Talbott learned early on the value that sports and recreation can play in a young person’s life. It’s one of the reasons Talbott is making a first-ever run at elected office — to ensure the opportunities that he once had are available and accessible to the children and adults of San Juan Island. Lessons learned about team work, perseverance and playing by the rules can prove invaluable in a child’s formative years and later in life as well, he said.
Windrope: 'Sports are a critical component of growing up in America' | Island Rec Commission candidate profile
- Oct 9, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 4:53PM
When the powers that be in tiny Idyllwild, Calif., cancelled Halloween for fear of fire in an unusually dry autumn, Amy Windrope jumped in to fill the void. A stay-at-home mom at the time, she recruited like-minded parents, decorated the Windrope home for the holiday, and hosted a Halloween celebration at her house. The credibility she had amassed earlier by creating a children’s play group helped her to pull it off.
Mayoral candidates address the Chamber of Commerce on Monday; League of Women Voters candidates forum Tuesday
- Oct 9, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 4:53PM
Carrie Lacher and Robert Low, candidates for mayor of Friday Harbor, will speak at the next member meeting of the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce.
- Oct 9, 2009 at 4:46PM
Property tax information is just a mouse-click away. Visit www.sanjuanco.com/treasurer/default.aspx to get your Property Tax Statement, search for Personal Property Tax and Excise Tax information, and other links.
- Oct 9, 2009 at 3:50PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has stationed a mobile Radiation Portal Monitor in Friday Harbor, a port of entry into the United States. The truck-mounted RPM is a completely self-contained, passive monitoring device that screens for dangerous radiological devices or materials that might be smuggled into the U.S. in vehicles arriving aboard the international ferry.
- Oct 9, 2009 at 10:43AM
Not a pretty win, but a win nonetheless. The Wolverines beat Concrete 3-0 Thursday at Concrete, shaking off a streak-ending 2-1 loss at La Conner a week earlier.
Sharon Kivisto: Port district could do more to promote economic development | Friday Harbor Port Commission candidate profile
- Oct 2, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Oct 9, 2009 at 9:50AM
Sharon Kivisto comes to the Friday Harbor Port Commission race with a unique perspective: She’s a former elected official who knows what it’s like to make decisions affecting quality of life and tax dollars, and she’s an online journalist who has been observing and reporting on government for more than 10 years. “As a reporter, you’re always on the outside being an observer. I felt like I wanted to be back participating,” she said. “It’s a small community, so it’s not unusual for someone to be wearing several hats. I have a lot of knowledge about different jurisdictions and all these different plans. It would be kind of nice to use that knowledge in a different way instead of just writing.”
Greg Hertel: Satisfied with direction of the Port of Friday Harbor | Friday Harbor Port Commission candidate profile
- Oct 2, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Oct 9, 2009 at 9:50AM
During his tenure, the port district built Skagit Valley College San Juan Center, leased land to San Juan County Fire District 3 for the main fire station on Mullis Street, purchased San Juan Marina and rebuilt it as Spring Street Landing, leased land to the Animal Protection Society for an animal shelter, installed a boat launch at Jackson's Beach, installed ADA-accessible ramps on the main dock at Friday Harbor Marina, and developed a traffic turnaround at the end of Front Street to improve the movement of traffic.
- Oct 9, 2009 at 9:42AM
Friday Harbor’s Alex Jangard and Brent Sandifer carried the Wolverines to a third-place finish as four teams squared off Saturday in a combined singles and doubles tournament at the tennis courts in Friday Harbor.
- Oct 9, 2009 at 9:31AM
The Friday Harbor football team hit another peak in its roller-coaster season with a 56-0 rout Saturday on the road over Seattle Lutheran. This one was never close, as the Wolverines led 35-0 at intermission and cruised to victory in the final 24 minutes of play.
- Oct 9, 2009 at 9:36AM
Dogged by injuries and far from home, the Friday Harbor volleyball team tumbled in three straight as La Conner collected a lopsided win at home Oct. 1 and remained undefeated in league play. The Wolverines, who lost 6-foot junior Kelsey Barnes to a season-ending injury before the start of the 2009 campaign, were without senior setter Kayla Marvulli, injured and unable to play, and had a single substitute on the bench.
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