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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.

Island Rec eighth annual Music on the Lawn July 9 to Aug. 6

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jul 16, 2008 at 10:17AM

Island Rec’s free summer concert series, Music on the Lawn, runs five consecutive Wednesday nights — July 9 through Aug. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the lawn of the San Juan Historical Museum on Price Street.

Door opens for Friday Harbor growth

  • Jul 15, 2008 at 12:39AM

The San Juan County Council last week joined the Town of Friday Harbor in an agreement over how development of the town’s urban growth area will be managed.

Harbor Gallery brings taste of Filipino culture to San Juan

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 15, 2008 at 10:22AM

You might have noticed while driving through town that a new business has popped up where Griffin Bay Bookstore used to be before its move to Spring Street. Harbor Gallery, owned by Frank and Annaly Ledger-wood, sells home furnishings and décor from the Philippines. The store opened in early June but is the product of about three years of planning.

Around Town

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM

John Harlin III successfully climbed the Eiger in the Alps 40 years after the mountain claimed the life of his famous father.

First-time felony offender gets 15 days for vandalism spree

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM

A San Juan Island man who pummeled a couple’s cars with eggs, tossed a block of concrete through the rear window of one and repeatedly vandalized their vehicles has been sentenced to 15 days in jail.

Medicare-certified hospice comes to San Juan, offers new hope for recipients

  • Jul 7, 2008 at 11:30PM

I want to let you know about a health care service now available to San Juan Island residents. On May 1, Skagit Hospice in Mount Vernon activated a Medicare-certified hospice program on San Juan Island with the plan that these services will extend to other islands when the program meets its goals.

Friday Harbor should embrace power of public art

  • Jul 7, 2008 at 11:30PM

The man was in full stride, his head a mop of curly hair, his face a study in determination, his chest pulling in a lungful of air, the muscles in his left leg taut with strength.

What’s Happening! Events for San Juan Island | July 9

  • Jul 7, 2008 at 11:29PM

See what's going on, on San Juan Island.

San Juan Public Meetings | July 9

  • Jul 7, 2008 at 11:29PM

Meetings happening on San Juan.

Naked bicyclists stopped on Lopez | San Juan Sheriff's Log

  • Jul 7, 2008 at 11:28PM

Three men among a group of a dozen bicyclists agreed to put their pants back on after a deputy confronted them about riding naked on Lopez Island.

San Juan County changes owner-builder fees

  • Jul 7, 2008 at 11:27PM

The San Juan County Council voted Tuesday to change the permitting fees for the county’s owner-builder program, lowering fees for the majority of permits, raising them for the top 10 percent and levying a small graduated increase for the middle third of permit applicants.

Friday Harbor backs UGA accord with San Juan County

  • Jul 7, 2008 at 11:27PM

Another knot unraveled last week in the fading tug-of-war over expansion of the urban growth area that borders the town of Friday Harbor. On July 3, the town council in a 3-0 decision endorsed an agreement that calls for coordinated management between the town and San Juan County of the so-called “unincorporated UGA”. That decision was based largely on recommendation of the town planning commission.

San Juan County needs to enforce dock permit rules | Editorial

  • Jul 7, 2008 at 11:30PM

San Juan County needs to make a priority of enforcement of its development regulations. A review of 19 dock permits by the San Juan Initiative Policy Group found that of 19 dock permits issued by the county, half of the completed docks did not match conditions of their permits. And eight dock floats were, on average, 52 feet larger than allowed.

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