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Forum on long-range planning, advocacy for education funding Nov. 18

  • Nov 14, 2008 at 12:27PM

The San Juan School District will present long-range financial planning and implication for instructional programs Nov. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Friday Harbor Middle School Commons. The meeting is open to the public. Planning for legislative advocacy to compel the Legislature to fully fund basic education will also be presented.

County Council to consider revised Essential Public Facilities rules Nov. 18

  • Nov 14, 2008 at 12:23PM

Existing regulations are considered too restrictive for siting or expansion of essential public facilities, such as airports, barge landings, schools or solid-waste stations. Change might be just around the corner for San Juan County’s hotly-debated rules governing essential public facilities.

'Women’s Cultures' topic of class Nov. 15 in Orcas Senior Center

  • Nov 14, 2008 at 12:08PM

Skagit Valley College presents "Women’s Cultures — Matri-Centered Societies and the Goddess" Nov. 15, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Orcas Senior Center. Delve into the key cultural anthropology concepts of the matri-centered culture of South India and the Native Americans in the Southwest. You will explore the diverse cultures of women in history and what is known archaeologically about women, matri-centered societies and the goddess — along with questions of matriarchy, patriarchy, empowerment and the infinite possibilities that exist for society and culture from the past to the future.

Bike Trails meeting Nov. 17, 5 p.m. in Whidbey Island Bank’s community meeting room

  • Nov 14, 2008 at 11:42AM

About 30 enthusiasts participated in the San Juan Island Trails Committee’s Bike Trails Subcommittee bike ride Nov. 1. Riders ranged in age from 4 to over 70. Riders comprised a well-rounded group whose goals include improving local non-motorized transportation and commuting options; bike safety improvements such as education, signage and multi-use trails; increasing awareness among local motorists of sharing roadways with cyclists; creating mountain bike trails, and just having a good time.

Lots of fun in store during Kids Night Out at San Juan Fitness

  • Nov 14, 2008 at 10:57AM

San Juan Island Fitness, in cooperation with the local PTAs, is presenting “Kids Night Out” Nov. 15, beginning at 5 p.m., at the fitness center.

M.R. Buffum leads Lopez boys basketball

  • Nov 14, 2008 at 11:28AM

The Lopez Island School Board has hired M.R. Buffum as head coach of the Lobos boys basketball team. The season begins Monday, with the first home game scheduled for Dec. 5.

Roche Harbor blackmouth derby sold out

  • Nov 14, 2008 at 11:10AM

The Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Invitational, Feb. 5-7, has reached its 100-boat entry limit and is sold out.

Indoor sports in the fair exhibit hall

  • Nov 14, 2008 at 11:03AM

Island Rec hosts Roller Hockey on Tuesdays at the San Juan County Fairgrounds main exhibit hall.

Sign up now for Island Rec girls basketball

  • Nov 14, 2008 at 11:03AM

Now is the time to register for Island Rec’s Girls Basketball League, open to girls in grades 4-8. Deadline to register is Dec. 1; the season begins in January. All games are played on San Juan Island on Sunday afternoons. Volunteer coaches are needed.

Do not close San Juan Island's day parks

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 5:00AM updated Nov 14, 2008 at 10:08AM

As residents of San Juan Island, we are e-mailing you to comment on the proposed closing of Reuben Tarte Park, Eagle Cove Day Park, and Turn Point Park, all on San Juan Island, as reflected in the 2009 preliminary County Parks budget.

Council to consider county Comp Plan, UDC Docket Nov. 18

  • Nov 13, 2008 at 4:42PM

The San Juan County Council will act on a year’s worth of proposed changes to the county’s Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Code (UDC) at its meeting on Nov. 18. Among the proposed changes is a provision which could affect how often changes to the UDC itself could be considered.

Carl Stoddard, first superintendent of San Juan Island National Park, dies

  • Nov 13, 2008 at 1:36PM

Carl Stoddard, first superintendent of San Juan Island National Park, died at home with his loving family around him on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008.

Fireworks referendum qualifies for ballot; council has option to cancel ordinance

  • Nov 13, 2008 at 11:49AM

In June, the County Council approved a ban on safe-and-sane fireworks, to take effect 12 months later. Thanks to a referendum, voters may get a chance to challenge that ban. The county auditor's office has certified Referendum 2008-2 as qualified for the November 2009 ballot.

Building permit revenue steady, but concerns remain

  • Nov 13, 2008 at 10:27AM

The county Community Development & Planning Department reports year-to-date revenues of $1,179,124 — close to 97 percent of the total revenue forecast for 2008. “Given the housing market nationwide I am surprised by the amount of activity,” CDP director Ron Henrickson said in a press release. “The critical question is: What will happen over the six next months or so?”

Famed Scottish band returns to F.H. with a creative new album

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 8:00AM updated at 3:40PM

The band walks onto the stage and the crowd erupts in cheers and applause. As the music begins, groupies up on the mezzanine clap and stomp. The first song leaves the musicians and the audience with pumped-up blood pressure and a bit of sweat. This is not a rock concert at the Paramount. This is the Battlefield Band at San Juan Community Theatre — Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Cumming, WWU in Rotary Bowl Game Dec. 6 at St. George, Utah

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 2:03PM

Danny Cumming and the Western Washington University Vikings are bowl bound. The Vikings (5-3 conference, 5-5 overall) claimed a berth in the 23rd annual Dixie Rotary Bowl, thanks to a second-place finish in the NCAA Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference. They were bested only by nationally-ranked Central Washington which, at 8-0, defeated all comers in conference play.

Annexation opponent selling land to Homes for Islanders for affordable housing

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 9:00PM updated Nov 12, 2008 at 12:20PM

Michael Mayes and Homes for Islanders announced that Madison Glenn is selling acreage on Malcolm Street to Homes for Islanders for development of up to 44 affordable homes. Mayes is reducing the sales price from $1.8 million to $1.2 million.

Councilwoman-elect's mom elected to ninth term in New Hampshire state House

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 12:20PM

If you're in the Pratt residence during a family get-together, you might find it difficult to be the one on the opposing end of a political discussion: The family has a built-in political quorum.

Former teammates meet as foes Saturday in Linfield-PLU season closer

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 10:21AM

Two former teammates meet as foes — friendly foes, perhaps — Saturday in Puyallup. Quarterback Cole Franklin and the Linfield College Wildcats meet linebacker Tim Cumming and the Pacific Lutheran University Lutes on Saturday, 1:30 p.m., at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.

Art Lohrey gives life to old boats | Around the Waterfront

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:24AM

Mike Close, owner of San Juan Island Marine Center located under the Downriggers restaurant, called me the other day, saying, “You want to see some beautiful boats?” “Sure Mike, when and where?”, I replied. He then said that I must first see a recent restoration by Art Lohrey that was bobbing at his mooring just outside his office and showroom. Wow! Gorgeous.

‘Gobbler’ golf tournament Saturday at San Juan

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:22AM

The Gobbler Classic Golf Tournament is Saturday at San Juan Golf and Country Club. The tournament is comprised of three-person teams. The entry fee is $50, which includes green fees.

Service Saturday for ICC director Rusty Pollock

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 5:00PM updated Nov 12, 2008 at 8:59AM

Rusty Pollock, administrator of Islands Convalescent Center, died in Island Hospital Nov. 7, about a week after being diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. He was 58. A memorial service is scheduled Nov. 15, 11:30 a.m., in Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church. The service is open to the public. A reception will follow at the church.

Does San Juan County need a housing authority? Issue will be reviewed Dec. 9

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 6:00AM updated at 8:52AM

“San Juan County is the least affordable county in the state,” San Juan County’s affordable housing coordinator Angela Lausch told the County Council last week, and she cited housing as the leading reason.

Firewise meeting Nov. 20 for High Haro and Hannah Heights neighborhoods

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 6:00AM updated at 8:52AM

Hannah Heights and High Haro neighborhood residents are invited to attend an introductory Firewise meeting discussing wildfire behavior and actions home owners can take to prevent catastrophic destruction in their neighborhoods.

In these tough times, giving is even more important. Support the United Way drive

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 6:00AM

In these tough times, giving is even more important. United Way of San Juan County funds more than 30 organizations. This year, as our country experiences major financial collapse, local communities are seeing the effects.

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