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- posted Nov 12, 2013 at 12:27 PM— updated Nov 14, 2013 at 8:41 AM
It is in this spirit that a very special choral concert is being offered to our community on November 23rd
- posted Nov 14, 2013 at 9:18 AM
At times, it seemed those running the Yes on 522 campaign had not learned many lessons from the defeat of a nearly identical food labeling initiative in California in 2012. As a result the ballot measure, which 66 percent of potential voters endorsed in a September Elway Poll, is on track to finish with only 49 percent voting for it.
- posted Nov 12, 2013 at 1:04 PM— updated Nov 13, 2013 at 9:47 AM
Activities get under way at the county Fairgrounds at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, and wrap up at 2 p.m.
- posted Nov 12, 2013 at 12:18 PM— updated Nov 14, 2013 at 8:39 AM
I can only imagine the damage that could have been done if we had not been able to land at the scene
- posted Nov 12, 2013 at 12:59 PM
As her unbridled curiosity and thirst for adventure offer perfect opportunity for Peterson to unleash her journalist-turned-sleuth on another spine-tingling and dangerous mystery
- posted Nov 12, 2013 at 12:17 PM— updated Nov 13, 2013 at 9:47 AM
Our most gracious and humble thanks for the support of all our customers, the community and to those who consigned their treasures with us over the years.
- posted Nov 12, 2013 at 9:33 AM— updated Nov 13, 2013 at 9:46 AM
Projects such as bulkheads, piers, dredging, marinas and barging facilities must result in no net-loss of habitat function
- posted Nov 13, 2013 at 12:17 PM
The latest update from CenturyLink notes improved Internet connectivity for Rock Island customers and better connections for local cell-phone coverage, according to a department of emergency management press release.
- posted Nov 12, 2013 at 12:25 PM
More than 350 households have donated to the Trust’s “Save Vendovi” campaign
- posted Nov 12, 2013 at 12:16 PM
I would like to personally thank Island Air of Friday Harbor for the times they have medical evacuated me off
- posted Nov 12, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Despite the downward trend these numbers indicate, there’s more to the market than meets the eye
- posted Nov 12, 2013 at 9:30 AM
“Controversy and Clarity: Healthcare and Religious Institutions,” speakers will give introductory remarks, after which the discussion will be open to written questions from the audience.
Ahrenius, Ghatan, Schwinge post wins in contested races; I-522 backed by local voters, but fails statewide
- posted Nov 12, 2013 at 12:04 PM
Voter turnout in the Nov. 5 election totaled 61 percent, a little below average for general elections, but close to the 2009 and 2011 off-year election turnouts.
- posted Nov 12, 2013 at 12:12 PM
An independent study by the Alliance for Natural Health found that I-522 will not substantially increase food costs
- posted Nov 12, 2013 at 2:12 PM
Spokeswoman Jan Kampbell of CenturyLink will be at Friday Harbor House, 3-6 p.m., today (Tuesday) to field questions or hear from islanders about the recent communications outage.
- posted Nov 12, 2013 at 12:08 PM
Maybe we need someone in that job who understands the seriousness of what happened and is working hard to make sure it is fixed quickly and never happens again
- posted Nov 12, 2013 at 9:29 AM
“Exploring the Salish Seafloor: things you never knew” by Gary Greene of the SeaDoc Society on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m., at Emmanuel Parish Hall, Orcas Island
- posted Nov 11, 2013 at 7:44 PM
A memorial will be held at Circle 8 BMX Trail Site in Seattle on Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. An island memorial will be held the following week. You can view or post tributes on the Facebook page: Johnny Waycock.
- posted Nov 11, 2013 at 7:39 PM
Located at a depth of 280 feet in San Juan Channel, and roughly 5,000 feet off-shore of Lopez Island, the cable was suspended along a rock face south of where it had originally been placed, according to the telecommunication company.
- posted Nov 11, 2013 at 8:35 AM
In a Saturday morning conference call, CenturyLink reported that its repair crews had a “temporary fix” in place providing about 20 percent of the telephone capacity the system had before an undersea cable broke early Tuesday morning.
- posted Nov 10, 2013 at 7:18 PM
Low Impact Development is a planning, design and engineering approach to managing storm water run-off. The workshop is designed to help building and landscaping professionals emphasize conservation and the use of on-site natural features to protect water quality.
- posted Nov 10, 2013 at 7:09 PM
some of us had never taken advantage of the library’s online capabilities—until last week when our usual sources failed us and the library became a refuge. Its computers, laptops and internet capabilities were a godsend to islanders.
- posted Nov 10, 2013 at 6:35 PM
The works of local composer Alex Shapiro will be featured in an Evening Prayer service hosted by Saint David’s Episcopal Church, Saturday, Nov. 16, beginning at 5 p.m. The performance also features local musicians Dorothy Baker, piano, Pamela Stewart, flute, Sue Collado, clarinet, and Pat Nelson, bassoon.
- posted Nov 10, 2013 at 1:22 PM
OPALCO’s data communications system is now carrying the phone and data traffic for San Juan Island, and providing 911 and phone solutions for the rest of San Juan County until CenturyLink can repair or replace their failed submarine cable.
- posted Nov 10, 2013 at 12:15 PM
All San Juan County residents should be able to call and receive calls from the mainland and other islands via landline phone today, though there may be delays. CenturyLink warns that customers may have to try multiple times to get through when call volume is high.
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