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- Jul 1, 2009 at 1:26PM
Meetings of a PeaceHealth-appointed governing board for a proposed hospital on San Juan Island could be subject to the state's Open Public Meetings Act and the Public Records Act, according to an analysis by the state Attorney General's open government ombudsman. Tim Ford, assistant attorney general for government accountability, said the governing board could be considered a public agency, rather than just an arm of the non-profit PeaceHealth system, depending on how it was created, how much tax funding it will receive, and if it performs a governmental function.
- Jun 30, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Jul 1, 2009 at 11:40AM
Jim Barnhart, CEO for PeaceHealth's Siuslaw Region, has been named to lead the planning and development of the proposed critical access hospital and integrated medical center on San Juan Island. Barnhart will report to Nancy Steiger, CEO of the PeaceHealth Whatcom Region, which includes St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham and PeaceHealth Medical Group. He will begin working in this new role part-time on July 1 while transitioning from his responsibilities at Peace Harbor. He will assume his San Juan Island-based duties full-time in July 2010.
- Jul 1, 2009 at 9:47AM
The Lady Washington was shipwrecked on a sand bar off Nootka Sound in 1798, but a full-sized replica was built in 1989 and is the official ship of Washington state. She will be anchored in Garrison Bay at English Camp July 25 and 26 for the San Juan Island National Historical Park’s annual Encampment — a celebration and reenactment of island life during the mid-19th century and this year, the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the joint military occupation of San Juan Island.
- Jul 1, 2009 at 10:09AM
You can help celebrate Island Rec’s 25th birthday this summer at its ninth annual Music on the Lawn concert series. Take your lawn chairs, picnic blankets and dinner to the San Juan Historical Museum lawn for free live music each Wednesday from July 8 to Aug 5.
- Jun 30, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Jul 1, 2009 at 9:03AM
Islanders would have a little less time to conduct business at various county departments under legislation that's designed to help offset the impact of $1 million or more of pending budget cuts. In a 5-1 decision, the San Juan County Council voted June 9 to put the proposal into the pipeline and have its legal team prepare it for possible approval at a July 14 public hearing, which begins at 2:10 p.m.
- Jun 30, 2009 at 4:25PM
Kathleen Kaska's mystery, "Murder at the Arlington," won the 2008 Salvo Press Mystery Novel Award and has just been released. The novel is the first in her new “hotel” murder-mystery series. The story, set in 1952 when gangsterdom and gambling were prevalent, centers around the historic Arlington Hotel, but also includes some of Hot Springs' institutions: Buckstaff Bath House, Oaklawn Race Track, Coy's Restaurant, the infamous Ohio Club.
- Jun 30, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 3:20PM
'Roche Harbor' features more than 200 vintage images, many previously unpublished, about village's history from pre-settlement to present day
- Jun 30, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 3:19PM
It’s Baby Season. Deer fawns, fox kits, raccoon kits and other cute little wild babies are out there and people just can’t resist the temptation to feed them. Some folks assume that a baby on its own must be hungry and they should “take care of it,” while others use food to tempt a youngster closer to get a good photo. Either way, it is not good news for the young wild animal.
- Jun 30, 2009 at 2:21PM
Think about the values that brought us here. If we value salmon or orca, then perhaps we should not place a bulkhead on a forage fish spawning beach, or place a dock over eelgrass, or allow toxic chemicals or bioactive hormone mimics into our waters.
- Jun 30, 2009 at 1:57PM
The Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative has been awarded $4.6 million in economic stimulus funding from NOAA to pull derelict fishing nets from Puget Sound. These funds, directed to the non-profit foundation arm of the Northwest Straits Initiative, will allow the immediate hire of vessels and crews to remove an estimated 3,000 nets from the seafloor. The project will employ 40 people, restore 645 acres of marine habitat, and will be completed in 18 months.
- Jun 16, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Jun 30, 2009 at 1:05PM
Learn more about how this legendary family came to embody pioneer self-sufficiency and the island way of life as part of a Power Point presentation by San Juan Island National Historical Park historian Mike Vouri and Laura Tretter, director of the San Juan Island Library. The event begins at 7 p.m., Saturday, at the library on Guard Street.
- Jun 24, 2009 at 10:00AM updated Jun 30, 2009 at 1:04PM
- Jun 16, 2009 at 6:00PM updated Jun 30, 2009 at 1:03PM
Consistency proves key as veteran local golfer Ron Bates prevails over Friday Harbor High School senior Cody Price in head-to-head playoff round.
- Jun 2, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Jun 30, 2009 at 12:48PM
There are activities we’ve seen on the American Camp prairie that distress us: Visitors to the park stop their cars and lure fox kits with food so they can snap a photograph. Visitors let their dogs run off leash. A jogger runs through the park, letting her dog run free and bark at wildlife. These activities are distressing because they upset the self-sustaining balance of prairie life. They are also against the law.
- Jun 30, 2009 at 12:35PM
There are many ways to thank someone for their brilliance at expressing an innate passion for people and their work, and often I find that cookies and pizza work wonders.
- Jun 30, 2009 at 11:54AM
San Juan Island’s Fourth of July celebration starts early and lasts longer this year. Arguably, this will be an island Fourth unlike any other.
- Jun 30, 2009 at 10:37AM
It’s not too late for teens to nail down that summer job. The Workforce Development Council matches students between the ages of 16 and 20 with internships at various businesses and non-profits in the community and pays for the students to work these positions that are usually only available to volunteers.
- Jun 23, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Jun 30, 2009 at 10:47AM
Membership grows from 168 to 350 businesses and merchants during Pigman's nine-year tenure as chamber director.
- Jun 29, 2009 at 7:52PM
In response to complaints from islanders and business owners about illegally placed signs, San Juan County has been tagging non-compliant signs with a courtesy notice stating that they must be removed within a specified period of time.
- Jun 24, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Jun 29, 2009 at 7:47PM
- Jun 29, 2009 at 7:44PM
There's another reason to be in town on the Fourth of July. The 30-year reunion of the Friday Harbor High School Class of 1979 is Saturday, 6 p.m., in American Legion Post 163.
- Jun 25, 2009 at 6:23PM
Thanks to the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the owners of San Juan Excursions, Colin's dream of traveling to the San Juans to search for killer whales from the deck of a whale-watch boat is no longer a fantasy
- Jun 25, 2009 at 4:58PM
Funding awards include $30,000 to the EDC, to pay the salary of the Agricultural Resources Committee coordinator.
- Jun 25, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 1:46PM
On Saturday, San Juan County's Amateur Radio Society will host a Field Day Barbecue and demonstration at the historic U. S. Navy Radio Compass Station, better known as the Cattle Point Interpretive Area, on Cattle Point Road.
- May 13, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Jun 25, 2009 at 9:50AM
The San Juan Islands Museum of Art will open its doors at 28 First St., on May 29 with Shaun Peterson’s new work entitled, “Keeper of the tide.” A reception with the artist is scheduled at 5 p.m.
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