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- Mar 20, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Mar 23, 2009 at 2:36PM
Dustin Howard shot 37 in his debut as a Friday Harbor Wolverine golfer Thursday, medaling at par-35 Lopez. The Wolverines defeated the Lopez Lobos by 30 strokes, 241 to 271.
- Mar 20, 2009 at 6:04PM
The stage is set for Friday Harbor to grow. The Town Council on Thursday tentatively approved annexation of the Buck property, a 48-acre parcel on the southeast side of town and the future home, as proposed, of a mixed neighborhood of 240 market-rate and permanently affordable homes.
- Mar 20, 2009 at 2:36PM
April 13. That’s the new deadline for public comment on the U.S. Navy’s plans to extend its training over the San Juan Islands and the Pacific Northwest. Hear those planes rumbling over the San Juans? That should compel you to learn more about what the Navy has planned. Read the draft Environmental Impact Statement – the name of the document is the “Northwest Training Range Complex Draft Environmental Impact Statement / Overseas Environmental Impact Statement.” To review the document and submit a comment, visit www.NWTRangeComplexEIS.com or write to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, 1101 Tautog Circle, Silverdale, WA 98315-1101, Attn: Mrs. Kimberly Kler – NWTRC EIS/OEIS.
- Mar 19, 2009 at 6:00AM updated at 5:20PM
San Juan Island hospital district commissioners approved a contract Wednesday that gives PeaceHealth the right to build and operate a hospital on San Juan Island for 50 years. The vote was 5-0 and was applauded by the audience of more than 40 islanders and supporters who crowded the meeting room in the Frank Wilson EMS Building.
- Mar 6, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Mar 19, 2009 at 5:12PM
San Juan Island hospital district commissioners will vote March 18 on a contract that would give PeaceHealth the right to build and operate a hospital on San Juan Island for 50 years.
- Mar 19, 2009 at 6:00AM updated at 2:12PM
The San Juan Dragons lost 12-5 to Lynnwood at Shoreline Soccer Fields, Wednesday. The Dragons, off to a shaky 0-2 start in Washington High School Boys Lacrosse, return home Saturday to host the North County Cavaliers. Game time is 2 p.m.
- Mar 19, 2009 at 2:11PM
Sure, patience may be a virtue. But it can also go a long way in helping set the table when an opposing pitcher can't find the strike zone. The Friday Harbor softball team made the most out of a dozen base-on-balls and a hit batter or two to open the season with a 13-3 victory on the road Tuesday over Coupeville.
- Mar 19, 2009 at 6:00AM updated at 8:51AM
The Friday Harbor Town Council meets tonight at 5:30 in Mullis Community Senior Center, 589 Nash St. There will be a public hearing to consider annexation of 48 acres near the former gravel pit. A neighborhood of 240 permanently affordable and market-rate homes would be developed over 20 years.
- Mar 18, 2009 at 5:19PM
Even after the guns were drawn and the agent called out for him to get out of his vehicle and put his hands above his head, Michael Greene thought someone else was the subject of all the action.
- Mar 18, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 2:50PM
A 50-year contract to build and operate a hospital on San Juan Island. A possible new funding source for school sports. A search for a new superintendent. Annexation of 48 acres near the former gravel pit. Big decisions will be made this week. And meetings today and Thursday may be your last chance to provide input before those decisions are made.
- Mar 18, 2009 at 1:51PM
The San Juans just got a little greener. OPALCO members recently received a surprise in the mail: an energy kit with five new-generation compact fluorescent lights, two low-flow shower heads, a kitchen and bathroom aerator, and energy saving tips.
- Mar 18, 2009 at 1:31PM
Westcott Bay Sea Farms will reopen for business in June, co-owner Craig Bleeker said. The sea farm, known worldwide for its lantern net-grown oysters and other shellfish, may also sell wholesale to restaurants before June. U-pick days will be scheduled as well.
- Mar 18, 2009 at 12:39PM
Charlie and Lynn Meyer are selling Island Petroleum Service to Jim and Kate Schuman, effective April 1. Terms of the sale and purchase were not disclosed.
- Mar 18, 2009 at 12:33PM
Volunteers are needed for the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center. Training is provided. Visit the Visitor Information Center or call Sandy Baird, 378-5240.
- Mar 18, 2009 at 12:31PM
The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is offering a paid after-school internship program to train students in customer service and general office procedures. Call Debbie Pigman or Sandy Baird, 378-5240.
- Mar 18, 2009 at 12:30PM
Learn how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act can help your business by participating in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s March Web chat.
- Mar 18, 2009 at 12:29PM
Deborah Hopkins and Robin Jacobson of the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau, as well as Carol and Bogdan Kulminski of the Blue Heron B&B on Orcas Island, represented the San Juan Islands during “Tourism Day” in Olympia.
- Mar 18, 2009 at 12:28PM
Farming in San Juan County is growing — and growing faster than national and state averages, according to a new report from the National Agricultural Statistics service.
- Mar 18, 2009 at 12:26PM
Friends of the San Juans has been awarded a three-year support grant worth $5,000 per year from the ESRI Conservation Program. The ESRI Conservation Program is the non-profit support arm of the Environmental Systems Research Institute. This program has helped to create and develop spatial analysis, computer mapping and geographic information systems capability among thousands of non-profit organizations and individual projects of all sizes and types worldwide.
- Mar 17, 2009 at 3:49PM
Last year, I heard strange dog sounds coming from the woods near my house for a couple of weeks and my cats acted nervous. Then, one afternoon, my cat narrowly missed being caught by a pit bull. The dog was completely unresponsive to me telling it to “go home”; its master was equally verbally unresponsive to my phone call.
- Mar 17, 2009 at 1:34PM
A new contract gives the San Juan Preservation Trust and Skagit Land Trust an extended opportunity to buy Guemes Mountain. A new contract lowers the price by $600,000, from $2.8 million to $2.2 million.
- Mar 16, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Mar 17, 2009 at 1:33PM
Under county law, dog owners are required to have their pets on a leash or otherwise under control. A dog that bites another animal or a person can be labeled a “dangerous dog” by the Sheriff’s Department; subsequent bites can lead to an order that the dog be euthanized. In this letter, first published as part of a special report in the March 11 Journal, Valerie Tibbett shares her story about what happened when three dogs got loose while she was walking her pets in Friday Harbor.
- Mar 17, 2009 at 11:57AM
In response to the story about poor Dini, I am incensed ("Dini's dilemma," page 1A, March 11 Journal. This is now the second time that I am writing a letter reminding people to properly secure their animals, whether it be in your vehicle, at your home/neighborhood, or on a walk. It is inexcusable for your animal to be loose or off-leash.
- Mar 17, 2009 at 11:59AM
A recent article in The Journal regarding slug-bait poisoning of pets, and the sighting of a tell-tale green puddle in the Post Office parking lot, combined to remind me that I have long intended to write a warning of the dangers of improperly disposed of anti-freeze fluid.
- Mar 17, 2009 at 12:24PM
Do we want to be the smallest cog in a large organization and tie our future to its management for the next 50 years? Personally, this terrifies me. The building of a hospital should go to a vote. I call on the Hospital District board to stop the back-room politics and do the right thing. Put this on a ballot.
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