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Signup for Island Rec basketball by Friday

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 4:37PM

Most families are likely busy with the current soccer or football seasons, but now is the time to register for Island Rec’s Boys Basketball League.

Friday Harbor volleyball team sweeps Hurricanes

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 4:24PM

There’s no place like home. A road-weary Friday Harbor volleyball team claimed its first match of the season with a three-game sweep at home Sept. 25 over Mount Vernon Christian. With the victory, the Wolverines put an end to a string of four straight losses, all of which came on the road, and cashed in big on their first match at home.

Friday Harbor tennis team tallies three straight

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 4:27PM

The Friday Harbor Wolverines notched their third consecutive tennis win Sept. 23, obtaining a 3-2 victory at home Tuesday over Lake Stevens. The Wolverines lost to Coupeville on the road Thursday. Their record is now 3-1.

Reaves charged with second-degree murder in brother's death; arraignment Oct. 10

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 3:58PM

Jawaad Darcelle Reaves, 21, was charged with second-degree murder Tuesday in the death of his brother, Jermaine. Reaves was transferred from San Juan County Jail to Island County Jail. He is being held on $100,000 bail. Arraignment is scheduled here Oct. 10, 9 a.m. His attorney is Bill Jaquette of the Snohomish County Public Defender's Office.

You Should Know | Public Meetings

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 3:53PM

The following public agencies meet this week. The meetings are open to the public.

Farewell from the Lunch Lady

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 1:00PM updated at 3:42PM

To the students and staff at Friday Harbor High and Middle schools: It has been a honor and privilege to serve you government-approved and school-budget lunches for the past 12 years. I will miss watching you grow into fine young men and ladies. I know a lot of you high schoolers will love not hearing “Wrong door, go around."

Thank you for giving the gift of life

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 2:26PM

Thank you, San Juan Island community, for rolling up your sleeves. On behalf of patients in our community’s hospitals, I wish to extend our thanks. During your blood drive on Sept. 24, Puget Sound Blood Center registered 71 donors and collected 61 units of blood. This will benefit up to 183 patients.

A fun way to stay in shape

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 2:13PM

Women of San Juan Island: News flash. Well, sort of, but now that I have your attention. I just want to let you know about an opportunity at Curves; they are letting women come for free for a week to check it out.

Radio station is a work in progress

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 2:07PM

An update on San Juan Island Community Radio’s application for an FM license: Our Petition for Reapplication has been “accepted for filing.” It cleared the FCC International Board that checked it for violation of Canadian radio and found none. It has been sent back to the CRTC — Canada’s FCC — for their approval, which may take several months.

A proper term for these economic times

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 2:04PM

I find it unfortunate that the media keeps using the term “bailout” to describe the actions being taken to mitigate the current financial crises. I’m sure that as a result of this terminology, most people would describe what is going on as: “The government is taking our tax money to offset the financial reversals of a bunch of mismanaged companies, without any chance of seeing those funds returned.” The term bailout has exactly that connotation.

Crumb rubber is hazardous to our health

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 2:04PM

Proponents of crumb rubber will point to industry funded studies showing the presence of known carcinogens and respiratory irritants at levels below legal thresholds. These studies look at only a small handful of samples and don’t consider the most troubling class of chemicals: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.

Cantwell, Larsen endorse Ranker for state Senate

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 1:28PM

San Juan County Councilman Kevin Ranker has been endorsed for state Senate by Sen. Maria Cantwell and Rep. Rick Larsen. Ranker is the Democratic nominee; former state representative Steve Van Luven of Samish Island is on the Nov. 4 ballot as the Republican nominee.

Share your thoughts about Turtleback plan | Guest Column

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 1:01PM

For the draft to become final, the Land Bank Commission must hold a public hearing and decide whether to advance the plan to the County Council. Then the council will hold a public hearing in consideration of adopting it. The Land Bank’s public hearing will be held on Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. in the Hotel Dining Room, Orcas Hotel, on Orcas Island (next to the ferry landing), and the County Council’s will be scheduled soon thereafter.

They’re part of the solution

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:54PM

More than 170 people attended the Transportation Summit at the San Juan County Fairgrounds on Sept. 17. By all reports, the summit achieved its objective of starting the collaborations needed to further transportation initiatives in San Juan County.

Kayl’s best for County Council, Orcas West

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:51PM

Mindy is a “freeholder” in the original sense as well. Her roots are in the soil of Orcas Island, not in real estate speculation. She understands the importance of encouraging the long-term use-value of Orcas as opposed to the promotion of ephemeral exchange-value. Her background in ecology, her knowledge of the law, and her respect for the law makes her perfectly suited to represent Orcas residents on the County Council.

Supports Obama for president

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:39PM

If, after all that’s gone on, you’re still voting “Republican,” you need to get you’re head examined! (Hopefully, you’ve got some kind of radical, left-wing, Socialist health care coverage.)

Supports Pratt for County Council, San Juan South

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:42PM

I am writing on behalf of Lovel Pratt as candidate for County Council, District 1 (San Juan South). I have known Lovel and her family for several years and have always been impressed with Lovel’s intelligence, calm demeanor and commitment to our community.

Collaborate on affordable housing plan

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:36PM

Most everyone agrees that we desperately need more affordable housing, and that the Home Trust proposal is excellent. Most everyone also agrees that annexing more land for affordable housing shouldn’t be a burden to existing town residents, many of whom would qualify for affordable housing. This would put these people into a less affordable situation.

Taproot Theatre’s message about bullying

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:27PM

A little note of good things happening at Friday Harbor Elementary School this morning (Sept. 25). Taproot Theatre Touring Group came to present their new show, a bullying prevention theme, “Alexander and the Dragon.” The sponsors are the elementary school PTA and San Juan Island Prevention Coalition.

Support the United Way. It supports you | Editorial

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:17PM

This week, islanders will receive in the mail a brochure that explains where every dollar goes that is given to United Way of San Juan County. Each dollar goes to 35 local non-profit agencies that provide services for island children and families.

Hazelton retiring as Customs boss in Friday Harbor

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:16PM

Dennis Hazelton, 65, is retiring as Friday Harbor port director for U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service. A retirement salute is planned Saturday, 4 p.m., in American Legion Post 163 downstairs. The event is open to the public.

Brother ordered held in shooting; bail set at $100,000

  • Sep 30, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Oct 1, 2008 at 10:32AM

Jawaad Darcelle Reaves, 21, was ordered held Monday on $100,000 bail in connection with the death of his older brother, Jermaine. Reaves is being held in San Juan County Jail and the Prosecuting Attorney's office has until Wednesday to file charges.

Green Party Q&A: Lovel Pratt, candidate for County Council, San Juan South

  • Sep 30, 2008 at 2:08PM

The Green Party of San Juan County asked local candidates for their views on the following topics.

Green Party Q&A: Gordy Petersen, candidate for County Council, San Juan South

  • Sep 30, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 2:06PM

The Green Party of San Juan County asked local candidates for their views on the following topics.

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