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Do not close San Juan Island's day parks

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 5:00AM updated Nov 14, 2008 at 10:08AM

As residents of San Juan Island, we are e-mailing you to comment on the proposed closing of Reuben Tarte Park, Eagle Cove Day Park, and Turn Point Park, all on San Juan Island, as reflected in the 2009 preliminary County Parks budget.

Council to consider county Comp Plan, UDC Docket Nov. 18

  • Nov 13, 2008 at 4:42PM

The San Juan County Council will act on a year’s worth of proposed changes to the county’s Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Code (UDC) at its meeting on Nov. 18. Among the proposed changes is a provision which could affect how often changes to the UDC itself could be considered.

Carl Stoddard, first superintendent of San Juan Island National Park, dies

  • Nov 13, 2008 at 1:36PM

Carl Stoddard, first superintendent of San Juan Island National Park, died at home with his loving family around him on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008.

Fireworks referendum qualifies for ballot; council has option to cancel ordinance

  • Nov 13, 2008 at 11:49AM

In June, the County Council approved a ban on safe-and-sane fireworks, to take effect 12 months later. Thanks to a referendum, voters may get a chance to challenge that ban. The county auditor's office has certified Referendum 2008-2 as qualified for the November 2009 ballot.

Building permit revenue steady, but concerns remain

  • Nov 13, 2008 at 10:27AM

The county Community Development & Planning Department reports year-to-date revenues of $1,179,124 — close to 97 percent of the total revenue forecast for 2008. “Given the housing market nationwide I am surprised by the amount of activity,” CDP director Ron Henrickson said in a press release. “The critical question is: What will happen over the six next months or so?”

Famed Scottish band returns to F.H. with a creative new album

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 8:00AM updated at 3:40PM

The band walks onto the stage and the crowd erupts in cheers and applause. As the music begins, groupies up on the mezzanine clap and stomp. The first song leaves the musicians and the audience with pumped-up blood pressure and a bit of sweat. This is not a rock concert at the Paramount. This is the Battlefield Band at San Juan Community Theatre — Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Cumming, WWU in Rotary Bowl Game Dec. 6 at St. George, Utah

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 2:03PM

Danny Cumming and the Western Washington University Vikings are bowl bound. The Vikings (5-3 conference, 5-5 overall) claimed a berth in the 23rd annual Dixie Rotary Bowl, thanks to a second-place finish in the NCAA Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference. They were bested only by nationally-ranked Central Washington which, at 8-0, defeated all comers in conference play.

Annexation opponent selling land to Homes for Islanders for affordable housing

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 9:00PM updated Nov 12, 2008 at 12:20PM

Michael Mayes and Homes for Islanders announced that Madison Glenn is selling acreage on Malcolm Street to Homes for Islanders for development of up to 44 affordable homes. Mayes is reducing the sales price from $1.8 million to $1.2 million.

Councilwoman-elect's mom elected to ninth term in New Hampshire state House

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 12:20PM

If you're in the Pratt residence during a family get-together, you might find it difficult to be the one on the opposing end of a political discussion: The family has a built-in political quorum.

Former teammates meet as foes Saturday in Linfield-PLU season closer

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 10:21AM

Two former teammates meet as foes — friendly foes, perhaps — Saturday in Puyallup. Quarterback Cole Franklin and the Linfield College Wildcats meet linebacker Tim Cumming and the Pacific Lutheran University Lutes on Saturday, 1:30 p.m., at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.

Art Lohrey gives life to old boats | Around the Waterfront

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:24AM

Mike Close, owner of San Juan Island Marine Center located under the Downriggers restaurant, called me the other day, saying, “You want to see some beautiful boats?” “Sure Mike, when and where?”, I replied. He then said that I must first see a recent restoration by Art Lohrey that was bobbing at his mooring just outside his office and showroom. Wow! Gorgeous.

‘Gobbler’ golf tournament Saturday at San Juan

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:22AM

The Gobbler Classic Golf Tournament is Saturday at San Juan Golf and Country Club. The tournament is comprised of three-person teams. The entry fee is $50, which includes green fees.

Service Saturday for ICC director Rusty Pollock

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 5:00PM updated Nov 12, 2008 at 8:59AM

Rusty Pollock, administrator of Islands Convalescent Center, died in Island Hospital Nov. 7, about a week after being diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. He was 58. A memorial service is scheduled Nov. 15, 11:30 a.m., in Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church. The service is open to the public. A reception will follow at the church.

Does San Juan County need a housing authority? Issue will be reviewed Dec. 9

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 6:00AM updated at 8:52AM

“San Juan County is the least affordable county in the state,” San Juan County’s affordable housing coordinator Angela Lausch told the County Council last week, and she cited housing as the leading reason.

Firewise meeting Nov. 20 for High Haro and Hannah Heights neighborhoods

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 6:00AM updated at 8:52AM

Hannah Heights and High Haro neighborhood residents are invited to attend an introductory Firewise meeting discussing wildfire behavior and actions home owners can take to prevent catastrophic destruction in their neighborhoods.

In these tough times, giving is even more important. Support the United Way drive

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 6:00AM

In these tough times, giving is even more important. United Way of San Juan County funds more than 30 organizations. This year, as our country experiences major financial collapse, local communities are seeing the effects.

Andy Holman, Johannes Krieger appointed to San Juan County Marine Resources Committee

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 6:16AM

The San Juan County Council has appointed Andy Holman and Johannes Krieger to the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee, a citizens’ committee that supports research, promotes stewardship of marine resources and advises the County Council on marine resource issues.

95 percent of property taxes for year collected

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 5:48AM

San Juan County Treasurer Jan Sears reports that as of the close of business on Nov. 7, the county had collected 95 percent of the property taxes on the rolls for 2008. “We’re doing pretty well,” she said in a press release from the county communications office. In 2007, the percentage of taxes collected by the end of the year was 97.2 percent.

Enrollment climbs at two of three San Juan Island private schools

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 5:11PM

Enrollment is on the rise at two of the island’s three private schools. Spring Street International School added 13 students this fall. Stillpoint School’s enrollment increased by five. Paideia Classical School saw a six-student drop in enrollment this school year.

Passages: David Ernest Daum

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 5:09PM

David Ernest Daum was born July 31, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pa., and passed away on Nov. 1, 2008 at the age of 69. Dave was a long-time resident of San Juan Island, enjoying his retirement in the sun here and in San Jose, Cabo San Lucas.

Ranker hopes to get appointed to Transportation, Natural Resources, and K-12 committees

  • Nov 6, 2008 at 5:00PM updated Nov 11, 2008 at 5:07PM

Senator-elect Kevin Ranker's first post-election challenge? "I hope to be able to take a nap," he quipped Wednesday. Well, perhaps he can catch a cat nap. "I've got meetings as early as next week that I've already been called in to," Ranker said.

'Flash' finish in the Round the County Race | Along the Waterfront

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 4:39PM

Only three boats reached the halfway mark at Patos Island and the race was called at this point. Flash, skippered by Steve Travis, finished first overall. Braveheart, skippered by Charles Burnet, finished second. Icon, skippered by Kevin Welch, finished third.

Cleanup plan recommends salmon habitat acquisition, low-impact development, stormwater controls in the San Juans

  • Nov 7, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Nov 10, 2008 at 4:37PM

A draft action plan to improve the health of Puget Sound identifies about 15 actions to be taken in the San Juan Islands, including acquiring priority habitat for salmon, maintaining local oil-spill response programs, reducing sources of water pollution, managing urban stormwater runoff, implementing low-impact development standards for new construction, and limiting alterations on sensitive shorelines.

Passages: Rusty Pollock was 'a consummate gentleman'

  • Nov 10, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 12:34PM

Rusty Pollock, administrator of Islands Convalescent Center, died Friday, 4:55 p.m. in Island Hospital after a brief bout with pancreatic cancer. He was 58. Service was Saturday at Evans Funeral Chapel in Anacortes. A memorial service is being planned on the island. Details will be published later.

Passages: Kathryn 'Robbie' Robb

  • Nov 10, 2008 at 9:21AM

Kathryn Robb, known to many islanders as “Robbie,” was born in Great Britain on April 29, 1933, and died in the morning of Oct. 24, 2008. She passed away in her home on San Juan Island surrounded by a few friends and loyal old dog, Sam, by her side.

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