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We need to nourish the roots of our culture | Editor's Notebook

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 11:07AM

How many more people will be inspired by this public art that tells Terry Fox and Steve Fonyo’s stories? What force for change might this be? How many of us might be inspired to look beyond our own perceived limitations and reach to exceed our grasp?

San Juan School District's athletic budget restored

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 3:00PM

Down by $800,000 at the half, the San Juan Island School Board last week disclosed that by the end of the third quarter, they had nearly made a comeback, closing on their opponent — a nearly 10 percent budget shortfall — to less than $100,000. With three months to go, the $100,000 in cuts, which would have eliminated the entire athletic budget, has been averted thanks to an overwhelming and committed team effort and a spectacular end-of-the-quarter play by Islanders Bank, who came up with the last $5,400 to restore the high school’s athletic program to last year’s funding levels.

Review shows lack of follow-up on San Juan County dock permits

  • Jul 1, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 2, 2008 at 10:47AM

When Tom Cowan served on the San Juan County Commission from 1982-94, the county had two code enforcement officers to make sure projects were developed as approved in the permits. But of the Community Development and Planning Department’s 25 employees today, only one is devoted to code enforcement. The Policy Group reviewed 19 dock permits in Mitchell Bay, Garrison Bay, the east side of West Sound, east side of Stuart Island and the northeast corner of Lopez Island. The group found that half of the docks did not match conditions of their permits. Eight dock floats were, on average, 52 feet larger than allowed.

No tools ... No ties ... just time for Dad

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 5:00AM updated Jul 2, 2008 at 9:47AM

Sure, you can opt for the tried — some might say “tired” — and true standbys, and you can be sure that the hardware stores will have specials for Father’s Day in the tool department.

A tribute to Caleb the Wonder Dog

  • Jul 1, 2008 at 3:28PM

Caleb the Wonder Dog came home with me from the Animal Protection Society shelter in 1997 and, in the almost 11 years we had together, we were seldom far apart. He went everywhere with me, off-island and on, and especially loved going to his job as shop dog for Griffin Bay Books and Friday Harbor Pet Supplies, where he made the widest circle of friends I've ever known a dog to have.

Airlift Northwest stations crews on San Juan Island for summer

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 3:00PM

Airlift Northwest regional manager Jeff Richey is working with local EMS officials to post an air ambulance on San Juan Island for the summer.

Puget Sound 'recovery' meetings come to Friday Harbor July 21

  • Jul 1, 2008 at 3:21PM

The Puget Sound Partnership is hosting another round of public workshops, this time to solicit input on local priorities for an action agenda to restore and protect Puget Sound. One of the meetings is scheduled in Friday Harbor: July 21, 1-4 p.m., Friday Harbor High School, 45 Blair Ave.

Do you know the men in this World War II-era photograph?

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 1:00PM

Peggy Cantrell of Friday Harbor saw the man take something out of the wallet he had just purchased at the Thrift Store, and toss it into the trash.

Motorcyclist still in serious condition after collision with deer

  • Jul 1, 2008 at 1:27PM

A San Juan Island man remains in serious condition following a collision June 25 in which his motorcycle struck a deer. Gary Bowman, 46, suffered severe head injuries in the crash. He was breathing on his own but still unconscious as of early this week, according to a source close to the family.

Friday Harbor's Peterman sisters bicycle from Seattle to San Francisco for women's health

  • Jun 26, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jul 1, 2008 at 11:36AM

Friday Harbor High School graduates Amber and Kelsea Peterman bicycled from Seattle to San Francisco to raise money for – and awareness of – women's health issues in sub-Saharan Africa. The ride was called the Bike to End Fistula.

San Juan waits on PeaceHealth to proceed with hospital study

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 9:00AM

The San Juan Hospital District Commission voted unanimously to accept and sign a non-binding letter of intent with PeaceHealth to further explore building a new integrated medical center on San Juan Island. The letter of intent must be approved by PeaceHealth’s Whatcom region Board of Directors as well as the system’s Board of Directors prior to taking effect. That approval is not scheduled until late July.


  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Four San Juan County residents graduated from University of Washington in June.

Disasters can come in big and small packages

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

We now have a disaster center right here in island city at Mullis!

When ‘faking it’ wears out its welcome

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Have you learned to “fake it?” (And no, I’m not referring to the scene from “When Harry Met Sally.”) Most adults have.

San Juan Lions host speakers

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

The following are scheduled speakers at the San Juan Lions Club luncheons.

Award-winning choir performs here July 10-13

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Seattle’s Imani Fellowship Choir, winners of the 2008 McDonalds Gospelfest, headlines at this year’s annual Gospel Tent Meeting, July 10-13, 7 p.m. nightly, at the San Juan County Fairgrounds.

Around Town

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Several local veterans went to Inter Island Medical Center on Saturday for treatment and medication evaluations by Veterans Administration personnel.

Old Browne Lumber site to become a parking lot

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

The former Browne Lumber Co. site on Spring Street will become a lot for paid parking, operated by Dan Ward of San Juan Transit.

Around Town

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

It’s not a barn-raising, but a playground raising that will bring together members of the island community July 14 and 15.

Island Rec offers women’s sailing class July 11-13

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Island Rec is offering a sailing class taught by and for women, the weekend of July 11-13.

District Court

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

District Court

Sheriff’s Log

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Department reported responding to the following calls.

Additional charges for alleged airborne driver

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Pretrial hearing is July 23, 10 a.m. in District Court for the driver of a car that got airborne and crashed on Cattle Point and Golf Course roads, injuring the driver and killing his dog.

Two local firefighters head to Grant County to help contain wildfire

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

The San Juan Island Fire Department dispatched two firefighters and a wildland fire engine to Grant County on Monday, to help firefighters contain a more than 3,000-acre wildland fire near Warden.

1895 county jail gets a new roof

  • Jun 24, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 30, 2008 at 12:29PM

Restoration began today on one of Washington's oldest county jails. Dana Owens restored the cupola of the 1895 San Juan County Jail, located on the grounds of the San Juan Historical Museum. Bailer Hill Construction and Local Islands Roofing are doing the main roof. The entire roof of the old jail, which houses public exhibits related its history, is expected to be completed in time for the Fourth of July Pig War Picnic on the museum grounds.

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