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- Feb 18, 2010 at 2:07PM
A recently-released survey of Washington state's 39 counties reveals that in a head-to-head comparison of more than two dozen health-related statistics, including screening for diabetes, adult obesity and years lost to premature death, San Juan ranks ahead of all the rest.
- Feb 17, 2010 at 6:00PM updated Feb 18, 2010 at 11:32AM
Seniors Parker Lawson and Preston Ukra tallied 12 point apiece to lead the Wolverines, and fellow senior Mike Ausilio added 10, but the rest of the roster managed only 11 points in the second meeting of the year between the 1A regional rivals.
- Feb 16, 2010 at 4:35PM
Three Friday Harbor wrestlers placed second at the 1A Regional Tournament Feb. 13 and qualified for the Mat Classic in the Tacoma Dome, this weekend. Sophomore Michael Davis (145), senior Calen Mehrer (215) and sophomore Willy Dunn (285) will compete in the 1A State Wrestling Tournament, also known as the Mat Classic, which begins Friday. Junior Shawn Cutting (160) placed fourth in his division to qualify as an alternate.
- Feb 16, 2010 at 3:24PM
The Voting Rights Act of 1964 shored up the 15th Amendment to the Constitution because of literacy tests and poll taxes specifically targeting Blacks. My article in 2009 noted that many white Americans had more optimism about race relations than they’d ever had. I still don’t.
- Feb 16, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 2:03PM
Training and teaching the next generation of Washington’s farmers could get easier thanks to legislation passed Tuesday by the Senate. Senate Bill 6349, sponsored by Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-San Juan Island, would allow internships for aspiring farmers – providing firsthand experience in their future line of work.
- Feb 16, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 2:02PM
The Friday Harbor gals have seven Northwest B League titles. Coach Penny Jewett’s Wolverines finished 9-0 in 1976, 11-1 in 1978, 5-0 in 1980, 13-1 in 1983, and 15-1 in 1984.
- Feb 16, 2010 at 1:56PM
Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor are celebrating Friday Harbor's Centennial with more than 100 members. San Juan Island’s club was founded in 1996 by a group of women who shared the vision of a service organization focusing on the needs of women and children. Forty-four islanders signed the charter, of which 13 are still active members of the club: Lenore Bayuk, Carrie Brooks, Judy Cornell, Lynn Danaher, Phyllis Davis, Debbie Dickinson, Pat Hansen, Nancy Hanson, Carol Jackson, Mitzi Johnson, Judie Ross, Annette Schaffer and Vicky Thalacker.
- Feb 16, 2010 at 11:45AM
Nobody could complain about the lack of wind for this year’s Shaw Island Winter Classic. The annual sailing race around Shaw started Saturday morning, the 13th, off the Orcas Hotel in moderate to strong gusty winds with 15 boats closing the starting line at 1010. Wind picked up as we started down Harney Channel with gusts that put lee rails under water. I had 32 knots register on my anemometer any number of times.
- Feb 11, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Feb 16, 2010 at 10:12AM
An airplane theft and a break-in at an Eastsound business could be linked to alleged serial burglar Colton Harris-Moore, authorities say. On the morning of Feb. 11, an airplane taken from Skagit County was found abandoned at the Eastsound airport, and employees at Homegrown Market and Deli walked into a nightmare: the store was broken into, vandalized, and sustained damage to internal security systems.
- Feb 12, 2010 at 10:00AM updated Feb 16, 2010 at 10:11AM
- Feb 16, 2010 at 9:43AM
Harriet Woodward Bauer died on Saturday, Feb. 6, in a Hospice House in Kirkland. Harriet and her ex-husband Wolf Bauer spent years on their property on San Juan Island, beginning in 1936 when Wolf was the chief engineer at Roche Harbor. They formed and entertained a kayak club who often met on the "Bauery." This group still meets after 60 years.
- Feb 15, 2010 at 6:32PM
Fredrick William Bourland Sr., a Friday Harbor resident and former general manager for Valmark, went home to be with his Lord and Savior following complications from radiation treatment for lung cancer. He was 73. His life was a testimony of commitment to God, his wife, family and friends.
- Feb 12, 2010 at 9:50PM
It’ll likely stand as one of the biggest turnarounds in the history of local high school sports. The Friday Harbor girls basketball team, after a four-year odyssey at the bottom of the league, catapulted out of the cellar to clinch its first outright league championship in more than two decad
- Feb 12, 2010 at 8:30PM
Parker Lawson notched a double-double and Mike Ausilio tossed in 13 points in leading the Wolverines to a 49-37 win over Mount Vernon Christian Friday at home in the regular-season finale.
- Feb 12, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 8:30PM
A foul-prone Friday Harbor squad overcame a chorus of whistles and a 28-point performance from the league's most prolific scorer to clinch a 58-39 win Tuesday at home over Concrete. With the victory, Friday Harbor (9-2 league, 10-9 overall) tallied win No. 4 in a row and positioned itself to complete a 20-game regular-season schedule with a winning record. With a defeat of Mount Vernon Christian at home Friday in the regular-season finale, the Wolverines would finish league play at 10-2 for the second straight year. Tipoff is 6 p.m.
- Feb 12, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 3:17PM
The King made early Valentine's Day visits Friday as part of a fund-raiser for Spring Street International School.
- Feb 12, 2010 at 2:45PM
The U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with the RCMP Federal Border Integrity Program, has launched the Olympic Shiprider pilot program in waters off the Pacific Northwest coast to enhance security operations during the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C.
- Feb 12, 2010 at 2:28PM
I’m wholeheartedly in favor of County Councilman Bob Myhr's thoughts on reducing the speed limits in the county. There truly is absolutely nowhere we have to go in a hurry. We're already here. Personally, I cannot wait for that moment when we can only drive 35 mph, just ahead of the 25 mph NEVs.
- Feb 12, 2010 at 11:34AM
The Association of Professional Landscape Designers-Washington Chapter, or APLDWA, is hosting a gala to celebrate the state chapter's 10th anniversary. The celebration will take place March 20, 6-11 p.m., at the Hotel Deca in Seattle’s University District. The catered fare will include hors d’oeuvres and libations in the hotel’s lobby, followed by a sit-down dinner in the Grand Ballroom.
- Feb 11, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Feb 12, 2010 at 9:50AM
Kathryn Troxel of Shaw Island has earned a master of science in taxation from Golden Gate University Graduate School, San Francisco, Calif. Commencement will be held May 1 at the Nob Hill Auditorium.
Endangered species listing sought for a rare coastal moth; found at only 10 sites, including American Camp
- Feb 12, 2010 at 5:40AM
A petition has been filed seeking endangered species listing for a rare coastal moth found in four coastal areas of British Columbia and six coastal areas of Washington state, including American Camp on San Juan Island. WildEarth Guardians and The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation say the sand verbena moth is “on the edge of extinction” because of habitat changes caused by invasive dune grasses, high recreational use of coastal dunes, and rising sea levels and increased storm surges due to climate change.
- Feb 11, 2010 at 2:23PM
Director Susan Williams is holding auditions for one of the most beloved musicals of all times Feb. 15 and 16 at 6:30 p.m. The auditions for "My Fair Lady" (book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe), will be held in the San Juan Community Theatre’s PARC Building, 70 Saltspring Drive.
- Feb 11, 2010 at 2:17PM
The third and final weekend of the 2010 Islands Playwrights Festival features two short plays and a monologue focusing on San Juan Island people, places and memories.
- Feb 11, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 1:03PM
William King was not totally sure how he came to be dressed as an American Indian, but he had some idea. "You changed the costume idea and didn't tell us until the last minute," he said to Elle Guard. Guard, adorned in more elaborate dress and makeup than King, was unapologetic. "We," she said, indicating herself and friend Hannah Snow, "are better at dressing up."
- Feb 11, 2010 at 12:52PM
Gene and Kelle Wilson are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Kyle, to Melanie Johnson, daughter of Dave and Kathy Johnson of Erie, Colo.
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