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- Aug 26, 2009 at 3:38PM
If we really want to save the whales, we should be focusing our efforts on these issues rather than perceived notions and unproven claims based on an organization's agenda that will have little or no impact.
- Aug 26, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 3:29PM
Winners of the Herb Kranick/President’s Cup Tournament, Aug. 23 at San Juan Golf and Country Club.
- Aug 26, 2009 at 11:14AM
More than half of the entries in this year’s Concours d’ Elegance are British automobiles, among them an Aston Martin Vanguard. But you’ll also see antique autos, special-interest cars, and an all-electric Tesla sports car at the event. Concours d’Elegance is a fund-raiser for the Family Resource Center, the San Juan Island Public Schools Foundation and the Rotary International Polio Eradication Project. More than 85 cars are expected to be on exhibit.
Lime company town or resort town, Roche Harbor has always been a community of people | Editor's Notebook
- Jul 19, 2009 at 10:00AM updated Aug 26, 2009 at 11:20AM
Since 1886, Roche Harbor has been a lime company town and a resort town. But the common thread – a thread dating back earlier than the settlement era – is that it’s always been a community of people. To all those who participated in the July 18 luncheon and book signing, thank you. And welcome home.
- Aug 26, 2009 at 10:02AM
State Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders will speak on property rights and the Constitution at the next meeting of the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights San Juan, Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., in the San Juan Island Grange.
- Aug 26, 2009 at 10:08AM
Every year, teachers must buy school supplies for their students who can’t afford them. To help eliminate the burden on our teachers and help classroom learning, Islanders Bank is sponsoring a Gear Up for Our Schools campaign.
In the San Juan Islands, women have long held positions of civic and political leadership | Women in Business
- Aug 26, 2009 at 10:24AM
Today is National Women's Equality Day, the anniversary of the date that the 19th Amendment was formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution.
1.5-mile Alzheimer's Walk Sunday; proceeds support education, respite care, for families affected by dementia
- Aug 26, 2009 at 10:30AM
On Aug. 30, Islands Convalescent Center and Friday Harbor Drug will sponsor an Alzheimer's Walk to raise awareness and educate our community about the disease and its effects. The walk begins at Mullis Community Senior Center. In conjunction with the walk, nationally known Alzheimer's educator and occupational therapist Teepa Snow will present an interactive program about understanding dementia and learning to manage behavior that can be both mystifying and frustrating.
- Aug 26, 2009 at 10:44AM
The award-winning film “The Cove” will show Thursday, 7 p.m., in the Palace Theatre as a fund-raiser for Orca Relief Citizens’ Alliance. The film’s director, Louie Psihoyos, will attend the showing. Psihoyos is also the executive director of the Oceanic Preservation Society.
- Aug 26, 2009 at 11:10AM
The Islands Village Faire is Friday through Sunday at Missing Mountain Farm. “For those who were there last year, thank you so much. For those who are thinking about attending this one, we welcome you,” host Kels Boreen said.
Black places fourth at Northwest PGA; advances to national tournament and a shot at the 92nd annual PGA
- Aug 26, 2009 at 9:53AM
Darren Black always had planned on getting a shot at playing on the PGA tour. He just didn’t expect that it would come so soon. But that’s precisely what Black will have a shot at come next June.
Transportation Commission seeks public input on ferry fares; public meeting on interisland ferry Aug. 31
- Aug 24, 2009 at 2:00PM updated at 4:17PM
The freeze on ferry fares is thawing. When the state transportation budget was approved this past spring, it called for a 2.5 percent fare increase for all routes, set to go into effect on Oct. 1. Since then, the Transportation Commission has proposed two new fare increases: a 5 percent additional increase for San Juan interisland fares, and a “super summer surcharge” which would be a 10 percent higher fare for single tickets (not a multi-ride book) in July and August.
- Aug 24, 2009 at 4:14PM
Celebrated Canadian historian Barry Gough will discuss how Royal Navy policies kept the peace in the north Pacific while affirming British interests, in a lecture tonight at 7 in the San Juan Island Library.
- Aug 24, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 4:06PM
Kenneth F. Groth, retired deputy chief of the Yakima Fire Department and father of Trish Harris of Friday Harbor, died Aug. 11, 2009 in Yakima.
- Aug 24, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 2:13PM
Ed Tuck, who was assistant foreman of Roche Harbor Lime & Cement Co. in the 1930s and 1940s, has died. Mr. Tuck, who lived in Tacoma, died Aug. 17, his daughter, Cookie Tuck-Lowe, wrote in an e-mail received Saturday. "Dad sailed away Monday to join Mother," Tuck-Lowe wrote.
- Aug 21, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Aug 24, 2009 at 7:05AM
Ecology has provided training on wetland science to more than 1,500 people from local, state, federal and tribal governments and business. Over 100 local jurisdictions have already based their wetland ordinances on our guidance.
- Aug 19, 2009 at 3:00PM updated Aug 21, 2009 at 3:37PM
John Collins made his first-ever visit to San Juan Island a memorable one. The 37-year-old from Oak Harbor kicked into high-gear at the base of the hill below the fairgrounds and catapulted to first place Saturday in the 32nd annual Friday Harbor 8.8K Loop Run.
- Aug 21, 2009 at 2:21PM
San Juan Island's community radio station, KSJU FM 91.9, is now certified by the IRS as a non-profit organization and, as such, can accept tax-deductible donations.
- Aug 20, 2009 at 1:00PM updated at 3:57PM
After each election since he's served as town administrator, King Fitch has offered the incoming mayor his resignation. Because the town administrator serves at the pleasure of the mayor, Fitch’s offer gives the new chief executive the opportunity to make a change if he sees fit. Fitch made the offer to James Cahail, Bill LaPorte, Gary Boothman, David Jones. For the first time, Fitch may have a taker.
- Aug 20, 2009 at 3:56PM
A San Juan Island man who shot his girlfriend in the chest with a handgun at point-blank range was ordered to serve nine years in prison after pleading no contest in mid-July to first-degree assault, a class A felony. On Aug. 12, Douglas Paul Curnow, 36, was sentenced in San Juan County Superior Court to a total of 112 months in prison and ordered to pay $1,550 in fines and fees. The amount of restitution Curnow will be ordered to pay will be determined at a hearing slated for mid-October.
- Aug 20, 2009 at 3:05PM
Styrofoam’s days are numbered in Friday Harbor — at least in the form of to-go food containers. The Friday Harbor Town Council today voted 5-0 to approve a ban on Styrofoam to-go food containers. The ban will take effect April 22. The council asked town staff to draft an ordinance after a presentation Aug. 6 by members of the San Juan Anti-Litter Initiative, which has long proposed a ban. Members say the ban fulfills the desires of more than 1,000 islanders and visitors who signed a petition supporting the ban. “I’m thrilled to death,” said Doris Estabrooks, who’s led a three-year campaign to rid the island of Styrofoam.
- Aug 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 1:56PM
I am honored to recommend and support Robert “Bob” Low for mayor of Friday Harbor. I have known Bob for seven years and worked under his direction for four of those years. During that time, Bob taught me that, above all else, the people of Friday Harbor are his top priority.
- Aug 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 1:06PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection marine interdiction agents on border security patrol in the San Juan Islands chain intercepted a 30-foot Canadian-registered Bayliner near Cattle Point, southeast of San Juan Island on Aug. 18 at 10:30 a.m.
- Aug 17, 2009 at 3:00PM updated Aug 20, 2009 at 11:23AM
J. Jerry Inskeep Jr. of Montecito, Calif., and Friday Harbor, Wash., passed away Aug. 16, 2009 as a result of liver cancer. He was 78.
- Aug 20, 2009 at 10:10AM
To his family, how blessed you have been and will continue to be, to have had known his angelic and giving spirit. May everyday grow a little easier with his passing, and may you always remember his quiet and giving acts of kindness will remain in the hearts of those he touched.
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