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San Juan Chamber needs another $1.5K in fireworks donations

  • Jul 1, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 17, 2008 at 4:15PM

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is in the final days of raising funds to pay for the spectacular Fourth of July fireworks show held every year in Friday Harbor.

Ag committee reports to County Council on farm sustainability

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 8:00AM updated Jul 17, 2008 at 4:14PM

Tim Clark, Agricultural Resources Committee (ARC) Farm preservation coordinator spoke to the County Council on June 24. Clark’s program is funded through a state grant to the County; his job involves public outreach, coordinating with County Assessor Charles Zalmanek, to label Open Spaces areas, drawing an agricultural map and researching funding opportunities. Agricultural Open Space is the classification for preserving farmland; the program is administered by the County Assessor.

Co-ed softball tourney registration open | San Juan Sports Briefs

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jul 17, 2008 at 4:08PM

Island Rec is now accepting registrations for the Co-Ed Softball Tournament on Aug. 2-3.

Around Town

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 17, 2008 at 3:24PM

San Juan Community Theatre is offering two Children’s Summer Theatre Workshops in July, presented by professional theater artists.

What’s Happening!

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:00AM updated Jul 17, 2008 at 3:22PM

Today: Summer Reading Program kickoff with Maggie Gallivan, 1:30 p.m., Friday Harbor Elementary School field. Enjoy music with Maggie Gallivan, popcorn, lemonade and lots of fun. Sponsored by the San Juan Island Library. Call 378-2798.

Don’t be an ash! Keep San Juan roadways free of cigarette butts

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 17, 2008 at 3:20PM

You’ve probably heard of the Washington State Department of Ecology’s “Litter and It Will Hurt” campaign. It’s a clever slogan. But, when it comes to one particular type of litter here in San Juan County, perhaps the slogan should be “Don’t Be An Ash!”.

Lummi, Chippewa artists in Friday Harbor for arts festival

  • Jul 17, 2008 at 3:04PM

The Lummi Arts Festival is Friday through Sunday, with events planned in three locations: The gallery on the corner of West and First streets, Dance Workshop II on Second Street, and the San Juan Historical Museum. The events are free and open to the public.

Does your ink reveal more than you think? | Jill Urbach

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jul 17, 2008 at 3:01PM

Ah, mid-July. A welcome respite from the chill of “June-uary.” The days are reliably warm. Sandals can be worn consistently without socks. Swimsuits have been donned … and the lack of coverage displays just what sort of ink people are wearing these days. Yes, tattoos.

Shuksun Golf Course to host annual NWAIA tourney

  • Jul 15, 2008 at 12:42AM

The Northwest Washington American Institute of Architects annual Golf Tournament benefits the NWAIA Scholarship Endowment Fund.

Friday Harbor Baseball Boosters Club to host alumni game

  • Jul 15, 2008 at 12:42AM

Bragging rights and more will be on the line when the Friday Harbor Baseball Boosters Club hosts its first Wolverine alumni game and fund-raiser July 26 at Hartman Field. Game time is TBD.

Eight San Juan students named to UW Dean’s List

  • Jul 15, 2008 at 12:42AM

Eight students from San Juan Island and two from Lopez were named to the University of Washington Dean’s List for the spring quarter.

San Juan County Sheriff’s Log | July 16

  • Jul 15, 2008 at 12:41AM

San Juan County Sheriff’s Department reported responding to these calls.

Myhr named to Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council

  • Jul 15, 2008 at 12:41AM

The County Council has affirmed the designation of Councilman Bob Myhr, Lopez/Shaw, as San Juan County’s representative on the Puget Sound Partnership Salmon Recovery Council.

San Juan public meetings scheduled this week

  • Jul 15, 2008 at 12:40AM

A list of meetings happening on San Juan, starting July 17.

Around San Juan Island | Briefs

  • Jul 15, 2008 at 12:40AM

The annual Pancake Breakfast put on by the Friday Harbor and San Juan Island Fire Department Firefighters Associations is Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to noon in the Friday Harbor Fire Station.

San Juan County's 113-year-old jail yields surprises

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 2:17PM

It was like something out of an “Antiques RoadShow” episode. While reroofing the old county jail on the grounds of the San Juan County Historical Museum, June 24 through July 3, Al Gonzales and two other men made an unexpected find in the rafters of the 113-year-old building.

Sharing Samish’s legacy at marine educators conference

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 2:15PM

Cultural director Rosie Cayou James of the Samish Indian Nation tells a conference of marine educators in Mullis Community Senior Center Thursday about the traditional marine stewardship practices of the islands’ First Peoples.

San Juan's early-year tourism stats show slight decline; lodging tax dips

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 2:14PM

The local lodging industry will have some ground to make up in order to tally another 12-month period of steady growth.

Splash of Summer Color July 19-20 in Friday Harbor

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 16, 2008 at 1:11PM

July 19 and 20 is the Splash of Summer Color Weekend, a time for everyone to celebrate the fragrant harvest at the San Juan Island Lavender Festival, the fine art and crafts at the San Juan Island Summer Arts Fair and special guests, Lummi and Turtle Mountain Chippewa artists.

Special conservation section included in San Juans' newspapers

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 16, 2008 at 1:09PM

Many say that the San Juans are paradise — so how do we keep them that way? An eight page full color insert coming out July 15 and 16 in all three local papers gives actions we can all take to help. Make sure you get a copy of “Caring for our natural resources … a way of life in the San Juans.”

Written Word deadline July 20

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 16, 2008 at 1:07PM

The Written Word is San Juan County Fair's opportunity for all local writers to show their stuff.

Whale Museum lecture topic: Impact of noise on orcas

  • Jul 15, 2008 at 12:41AM

The Whale Museum’s 2008 lecture series begins with a talk by Dr. Marla Holt at the museum tonight at 7.

Want to vote in Aug. 19 primary? Better get registered by Saturday

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 12:56PM

If you want to vote in the Aug. 19 primary election, here’s a wake-up call for you: You have until Friday to register in person at the Elections Office on Second and Reed streets. If you mail your registration in, it’s got to be postmarked no later than Saturday.

San Juan Island to Portland via Boeing Field | News Briefs

  • Jul 15, 2008 at 12:40AM

Portland-based SeaPort Airlines has begun flight service to Boeing Field.

INS agents detain San Juan DUI suspect before trial

  • Jul 15, 2008 at 12:39AM

An apparent miscommunication between San Juan County Sheriff’s Department and federal immigration officials resulted in the apprehension and probable deportation of a DUI suspect before his trial.

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