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- Mar 25, 2010 at 9:10AM
Milene Henley has announced her intent to seek re-election as San Juan County auditor. Auditor is a countywide position with responsibilities for financial reporting, election administration, vehicle and vessel licensing, and recording land and other documents within the county. The auditor serves a four-year term. The position is non-partisan.
Colton Harris-Moore: Burglary suspect has 20,000 Facebook fans, articles in Outdoors and Maxim magazines, and now a song on YouTube
- Mar 24, 2010 at 9:00AM updated Mar 25, 2010 at 8:39AM
Colton Harris-Moore, the teen burglary suspect who has earned the nickname "The Barefoot Burglar," is growing as a pop culture figure. His suspected crimes have made national news, and he's been the subject of stories in Outdoors magazine and, now, Maxim magazine. And he's even the subject of a song, "The Ballad of Barefoot Harris," on YouTube.
- Mar 24, 2010 at 1:00PM updated at 4:11PM
The Wolverines needed just four innings to turn a cakewalk into a rout and notch win No. 1 of the season with a 17-0 victory over Darrington, Tuesday at home. Up 5-0 after three innings, Friday Harbor put the game out of reach in the fourth inning as the team batted around the order and turned two walks, three errors and seven base hits into a 12-run barrage.
- Mar 24, 2010 at 3:56PM
A San Juan Island couple who carried out one of the more prolific burglary sprees in recent memory will spend the next 12 months in prison after pleading guilty to a combined eight felonies. On March 12, Shawna Ann Mustain, 50, and Jeffrey Glenn Pinick, 48, pleaded guilty in San Juan County Superior Court to two counts of residential burglary, one count of second-degree burglary and to one count of possession of a stolen firearm, all Class B felonies. They were each sentenced to 12 months in prison and ordered to pay $1,300 in fines and fees.
50th anniversary Sidney run begins Sunday; islanders and mainlanders will make voyage for 30-minute international party
- Mar 23, 2010 at 5:21PM
Islanders and mainlanders will crowd the ferry to Sidney, B.C., on Sunday for the kick-off to the Washington State Ferries spring schedule and the annual Sidney run. The ferry — the 124-car Chelan — will leave Anacortes at 8:30 a.m. and arrive in Friday Harbor at 9:30 a.m. The ferry will arrive in Sidney at 11:05 a.m. and depart for Friday Harbor at noon. The ferry will arrive in Friday Harbor at 1:35 p.m. and Anacortes at 3 p.m.
- Mar 23, 2010 at 4:40PM
Friday Harbor junior Megan Cuomo shot 43 and placed third at the March 22 jamboree at the Golf Club at Redmond Ridge. The event was a four-way match with Overlake, Bear Creek, Life Christian and Friday Harbor. Overlake won the event by 10 shots over host team Bear Creek. Reid Fredrickson, last year State contender, was medalist with a 3-over par 39.
- Mar 22, 2010 at 3:00PM updated Mar 23, 2010 at 4:24PM
Schools that profoundly affect student learning are being awarded for their efforts. A total of 174 schools are receiving Washington Achievement Awards for 2009 — among them, Friday Harbor High School, Lopez Middle and High School, Orcas Middle School and Orcas High School.
- Mar 19, 2010 at 9:00AM updated Mar 23, 2010 at 4:20PM
The Reporter contacted former Republican candidate for State Governor Dino Rossi on March 12 to find out more about a possible campaign for the US Senate seat.
Bonnie Peakes, secretary of the San Juan Historical Society and former Friday Harbor Middle School teacher, dies | Passages
- Mar 23, 2010 at 3:16PM
Bonnie Peakes, secretary of the San Juan Historical Society and Museum and a former Friday Harbor Middle School teacher, died March 20 after a five-month battle with pancreatic cancer. According to the historical society, no funeral is planned. Her survivors include her son, John Peakes; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Scott Leeming; and grandson, William Leeming.
- Mar 23, 2010 at 3:56PM
C. James (Jim) Coughlin died on March 16, 2010, after a long illness. He was 71. Jim was born in Veblen, S.D., to Birinus (Jankord) and Edward Coughlin on Dec. 6, 1938. He lived most of his life in the Pacific Northwest, graduating from Seattle Prep and Seattle University, and obtaining his master of social work from the University of Washington in 1965.
Ranker's farm intern bill signed into law; future farmers not enrolled in classes can work for experience
- Mar 23, 2010 at 10:03AM
Gov. Chris Gregoire on Monday signed into law a bill sponsored by Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-San Juan Island, to help continue the legacy of Washington’s farmers for generations to come. “The average age of a farmer in Washington is 57 years old,” Ranker said. “If we’re serious about promoting agriculture in Washington, we’re going to have to encourage younger people to get onto the farms and get their hands dirty.”
- Mar 23, 2010 at 10:24AM
State Sen. Kevin Ranker's priority bills were approved by the Legislature and sent to the governor’s desk for signature. “We spent dozens of hours both prior and during the legislative session to build consensus around these bills,” Ranker said. “These bills passed with significant bipartisan support in both chambers due to the efforts of numerous individuals including dozens of citizens from our communities.”
Henning Sehmsdorf in the lead for another term on San Juan Islands Conservation District Board of Supervisors
- Mar 22, 2010 at 3:00PM updated Mar 23, 2010 at 10:13AM
Henning Sehmsdorf appears to have won another term on the San Juan Islands Conservation District Board of Supervisors. According to unofficial results, Sehmsdorf received 262 votes, Ed Kilduff 229.
- Mar 19, 2010 at 2:00PM updated Mar 22, 2010 at 2:41AM
Charlie Nash died peacefully on March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day – at R House Care Home. Charlie lived most of his 88 years right here in Friday Harbor, all within the same the block. He was born in a home on the corner of Tucker Avenue and Guard Street, the eldest son of Albert M. Nash Sr. and Margaret McSorley Nash. He was followed by brother Albert Jr., sister Catherine and brother Kenneth.
It was 1945 all over again: Howard Schonberger and Helen Sawyer best replicate famous Times Square kiss
- Mar 22, 2010 at 1:49AM
For a moment, it was Times Square 1945 all over again. Veterans from each of the military branches and their significant others took to the American Legion stage Saturday to see who could best replicate that famous kiss captured by a Life magazine photographer when the end of World War II was announced. The winners: Army veteran Howard Schonberger and his bride, Helen Sawyer.
- Mar 21, 2010 at 6:00PM updated at 8:02PM
The San Juan Dragons overwhelmed Skagit Valley at home Saturday, firing 36 shots on goal en route to a 15-5 win. The Dragons (1-1), which have two All-State players -- one of them one of the best goalies in Division II -- were arguably the favorites over Skagit Valley (0-3), a scrappy but young team that has been winless in 15 games.
- Mar 20, 2010 at 8:56AM
The San Juan Dragons lost 12-6 to Lynnwood, Friday at Meadowdale High School, in a mirror start of the 2009 season. In 2009, the Dragons lost their first meeting with Lynnwood 12-5, but defeated Lynnwood 10-9 in their second game of the year.
- Mar 19, 2010 at 2:16PM
The Wolverines flexed their muscle at the plate and finesse in the field, and posted win No. 1 of the year with a 13-2 victory over Coupeville Thursday in their home debut. Unlike recent showdowns between the two interisland 1A rivals, this one was never close.
Charles Nash, former port commissioner and postmaster, dies; visitation is March 25 at St. Francis Church
- Mar 19, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 1:59PM
Former port commissioner and postmaster Charles Nash died March 17 at R House Adult Family Home in Friday Harbor. He was 88. Visitation is March 25, 5-7 p.m., at St. Francis Church, 425 Price St., Friday Harbor. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral is March 26, 1 p.m. at St. Francis.
- Mar 19, 2010 at 1:44PM
Bob Myhr announced Friday he will seek re-election to the San Juan County Council representing District 6 – Lopez, Blakely, Center, Decatur and Shaw islands. Myhr was elected to the three-member San Juan County Commission in 2005, succeeding Rhea Miller, who resigned. Re-elected in 2006, he served as the first chairman of the new six-member County Council. "I hope I have earned the trust and confidence of the voters and their support for another term," Myhr said in his announcement.
- Mar 19, 2010 at 12:51PM
Donald E. Eaton was scheduled to be sworn in Friday at 1 p.m. as San Juan County Superior Court judge. Island County Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock, who has been filling in here since Judge John Linde died in December, was scheduled to administer the oath of office in a private ceremony in the county courthouse. Eaton's appointment, by Gov. Christine Gregoire, takes effect Monday.
- Mar 18, 2010 at 5:08PM
Isaac Taylor, a 2009 graduate of Friday Harbor High School, recently completed the commercial diving program at Louisiana Technical College, Young Memorial Campus, in Morgan City, La. Taylor has been hired by Bisso Marine, based in Houston, Texas, as a tender on a saturation dive support vessel.
- Mar 18, 2010 at 4:15PM
The extensive, intense search for Colton Harris-Moore on Orcas Island has now been scaled back to an ongoing investigation. All available search indicators have been pursued through the efforts of a multi-agency team of county, mainland and federal personnel and assets.
- Mar 18, 2010 at 3:00PM updated at 5:08PM
A San Juan County Superior Court judge has overturned a ban on the use of so-called safe and sane fireworks because of a technicality. Islanders will vote on the measure again in November. The decision was made March 15 by Friday Harbor attorney Don Eaton, filling in for Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock.
- Mar 18, 2010 at 4:36PM
An opening reception for Concepia Gallery’s first show of 2010 is scheduled March 26, 5-8 p.m., at the gallery, 232 A St., No. 7, Friday Harbor. The show features the work of two local artists, Sandra Leigh Boyer and Joe Miller. Both artists will attend the reception. The show continues until May 6. 1
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