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EMS enhances Island Air ambulance equipment

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM

San Juan Island EMTs will now be able to more effectively monitor the vital signs of patients who are being flown to the mainland.

Hylton, Mulligan elected to OPALCO board

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM

Dave Hylton was reelected to the OPALCO board of directors May 17. George Mulligan was elected to the position vacated by Nourdine Jensen, who retired from the board.

Political Notebook

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM

40th District Senate candidate Ken Henderson has raised more than $36,000 in campaign contributions as of May 20, according to his campaign.

Honor and remember those who died

  • May 26, 2008 at 9:18AM

No day should be complete without a thank you to the veterans who have made our country safe. Never mind the reason, the fact is that these men and women serving since 1775 have been the bulwark against the failure of the freedoms that we hold so dear. This is the most free country in the world. Sometimes we lose sight of how freedom was won.

Memorial Day: Why we do this

  • May 21, 2008 at 4:00PM updated May 26, 2008 at 9:04AM

Decoration Day. That's what it was called until after World War II. It was the day graves of fallen servicemen were decorated, speeched were made and heads were bowed.

Students want to take you on a world trip

  • May 23, 2008 at 3:55PM

Friday Harbor Elementary School Cultural Fair is Wednesday at 3 p.m. And it's open to the public.

Soundwatch celebrates new boat

  • May 22, 2008 at 5:02PM

Soundwatch Boater Education Program is hosting a reception Friday at 6 p.m. to celebrate its new boat. The champagne-and-appetizer reception will be held at Snug Harbor Resort, Soundwatch's home port for 16 years.

Taste some 'Sounds of the San Juans'

  • May 22, 2008 at 2:51PM

San Juan's own Gary Gibbons hosts an online radio show on City Sounds Radio, Internet blues and jazz with a San Juan connection,

The Shadow

  • May 19, 2008 at 6:00AM updated May 22, 2008 at 12:32PM

Who knows who's naughty and nice in Friday Harbor? The Shadow knows.

Hospital finance study to be made public May 28

  • May 21, 2008 at 11:00AM updated May 22, 2008 at 9:50AM

How financially viable is a community hospital on San Juan Island? Islanders will find out May 28, 5:30 p.m., at the San Juan Hospital District Commission meeting in Mullis Community Senior Center.

Painful trade-offs

  • May 21, 2008 at 10:00AM updated May 22, 2008 at 8:49AM

Gone is half the athletic program’s budget. Gone is the Primary Intervention Program for at-risk elementary school students. Gone is the food service program for every student. Gone are teachers’ aides, secretarial jobs and custodians.

18-year-old allegedly assaulted Saturday

  • May 21, 2008 at 7:26PM

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating whether the alleged assault was racially motivated; the alleged victim is African American.

Increase in first-quarter visitors reported

  • May 21, 2008 at 7:19PM

Some local business owners have expressed concern about the state of tourism on the islands this year. Gas prices are up, real estate sales and ferry ridership are down, and some are worried that this may mean a slower-than-usual summer season. However, statistics are on the side of the islands' economy.


  • May 20, 2008 at 1:12PM

Steve Dubail, Lee Ann and Cliff Walch are excited to announce the engagement of their son, Joseph Britton Dubail, to Taunya Michelle Gwin.

What's Happening!

  • May 14, 2008 at 2:00PM updated May 21, 2008 at 5:03PM

Wednesday: Orcas Spring Lecture Series: “Hydrology of Cascade Creek Watershed,” 7 p.m., Orcas Senior Center, off North Beach Road on Henry Lane, Eastsound. Jeff Bash, watershed lead for the state Department of Ecology, gives this lecture. Sponsored by the San Juan Nature Institute. Free. Call 378-3646 or visit

What's Happening!

  • May 20, 2008 at 1:11PM

Today: Orcas Spring Lecture Series: "Geology of Turtleback and Orcas Island," 7 p.m., Orcas Senior Center, off North Beach Road on Henry Lane, Eastsound. Dr. Ned Brown, professor emeritus of Western Washington University, gives this lecture. Sponsored by the San Juan Nature Institute. Free. Call 378-3646 or visit


  • May 20, 2008 at 1:10PM

The following Friday Harbor students made the Dean's List at the University of Washington for winter quarter:

Hylton, Mulligan elected to OPALCO board

  • May 21, 2008 at 4:41PM

A record-breaking 435 people attended the 71st annual meeting of Orcas Power & Light Cooperative on the ferry. Hylton and Mulligan were elected directors for District I (San Juan, Brown, Henry, Pearl and Spieden islands).

Letters to the Editor

  • May 20, 2008 at 1:19PM

Presidents, as seems reasonable, are concerned how history will perceive their tenure in office. From my perspective, here is an idea that would drastically improve the current president’s mark on history.

An evening of laughter, fellowship and hope

  • May 21, 2008 at 2:00PM updated at 4:08PM

Make sure your Friday evening is free so you can come to a gala of local musical entertainment, poetry, improv and maybe even a clarinet solo Friday beginning at 7 p.m. in the Grange Hall.

F.H.'s season ends at tri-district

  • May 20, 2008 at 1:08PM

Back-to-back losses at the tri-district tournament brought an abrupt end to the season for the Friday Harbor softball team, May 14 at Sprinkler Fields in Tacoma.

Wolverines' tennis title hopes end in post-season

  • May 20, 2008 at 1:09PM

Hopes for the Wolverines' tennis team came to an abrupt halt last weekend as everyone went down swinging.

Business Briefs

  • May 20, 2008 at 1:09PM

Shahn McGuire and Clint Mills have opened Allied Counseling Services in the Old Carter House, 470 Argyle Ave., Unit C, Friday Harbor.

Electric pickup is a real charge (cost of driving isn't bad either)

  • May 21, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 2:57PM

Diesel prices have passed the $5 mark. The price of regular gas, as of Friday, neared the mid-$4 mark. But you won’t hear a gripe from Brad Pillow of Friday Harbor, especially since it only costs him 31.71 to fill ’er up.

Crazy roller coaster of water mismanagement

  • May 14, 2008 at 2:00PM updated May 21, 2008 at 2:33PM

So-called exempt wells could potentially run our rivers dry. Our rivers are connected to the ground waters and what affects one affects the other.

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