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- Jun 4, 2008 at 8:00AM
Building a new community hospital in Friday Harbor would cost $29.8 million — $10 million of which would be raised through philanthropy, $7 million from PeaceHealth and $12.8 million from a bond backed by the island’s property tax-supported hospital district.
- Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 1:55PM
Living in the San Juans is a joy for many reasons, not the least of which is getting to know so many fine people. Occasionally, their names are associated with historic accomplishments, e.g., Fred Hoeppner at Pearl Harbor, Roy Matsumoto with Merrill’s Marauders, the late Tuck Smith with the sinking of the Bismarck. Now, as we remember D-Day, Marty Garren joins those ranks.
- Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 9:46AM
Friday Harbor Town Councilman Kelley Balcomb-Bartok announced Friday he is resigning effective June 6 to move to Renton, where he will work as communication specialist in the Renton mayor’s office.
- Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 1:57PM
Gary Pflueger, principal of Salmon Middle School in Salmon, Idaho, is the new principal of Friday Harbor Elementary School. Superintendent Michael Soltman recommended him to the school board May 28. The school board endorsed the hiring. Pflueger’s first day on the job is July 1.
- Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM
San Juan National Guard reservist called for duty, hopes locals will help cover work with Homes project
- Jun 4, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 2:01PM
David Tobon is a member of the National Guard. He found out just a few weeks ago that he’s headed overseas. “The rumors are we’re going to Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan,” Tobon said. Tobon will be working as an engineer in the 81st Engineering Brigade out of Bellingham. The work he’s been doing with Homes for Islanders isn’t the only thing that Tobon is going to be missing out on. At the beginning of the year, he and his wife, Bianca, had their first child, David Tobon Jr.
San Juan prosecutor aims to be first Superior Court judge elected for San Juan County | San Juan Political Notebook
- Jun 4, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:08PM
- Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 10:18AM
Noted Haida artist April White will sign copies of her new book, “Sgaana Jaad: Killer Whale Woman,” Friday at 7 p.m. in The Whale Museum.
- Jun 4, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:07PM
As a neighborhood group waited to meet Rep. Rick Larsen Saturday, they recited stories of the tears, laughter and truths of “sweat equity.” “Sweat equity” was a term thrown around a lot as they waited for Larsen with Carol Maas, administrator of Homes for Islanders, a non-profit organization which has helped islanders build homes with funding from USDA Rural Development.
- Jun 4, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 9:56AM
Manuh Santos, 28, of Ellensburg obliterated the competition in Sunday’s sixth annual King’s Market San Juan Island Marathon, shattering the old course record of 2:43.22 and finishing a full 30 minutes faster than last year’s winning time.
- Jun 4, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 9:58AM
They’re probably still dousing down the hot spots over at the San Juan Golf and Country Club. Former Husky and NFL tight end Cam Cleeland and company set the course on fire for a sizzling first-place finish at the 22nd annual Wells Fargo San Juan Island Celebrity Golf Classic. Cleeland, a familiar face at the annual charitable event, was teamed with local golfers Travis Mager, Kevin McCullough, Scott Williams and Jake Phillips in the event. They smoked the rest of the field by shooting a blistering 56 in 18 holes of golf.
- Jun 4, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 9:59AM
Sports updates and announcements from around the San Juan Islands.
- Jun 4, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 10:01AM
At the San Juan Island School Board meeting May 28, the budget ax hit the spreadsheet and six sports programs hit the floor. Football stays. Girls soccer stays. Boys and girls basketball teams stay. Baseball, softball and girls tennis stay. Boys tennis and girls volleyball are gone. Boys soccer is gone. The co-ed sports — golf, track and wrestling — are gone. Cheerleading, not technically a sport since the team doesn’t compete, stays.
- Jun 4, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 10:15AM
San Juan Florist features locally baked and created goods...Friday Harbor Best Western wins award.
- Jun 4, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 10:19AM
A list of upcoming meetings around the San Juan Islands.
- Jun 4, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 1:52PM
Spring Street International School is seeking to expand its boarding offerings to include host family stays for international and U.S. boarding students.
- Jun 4, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 1:28PM
Roy and Janie Burke of Friday Harbor are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Burke, to Juan Unpingco. Carrie, 24, was born and raised in Leavenworth, Wash., where she graduated from Cascade High School. Carrie went on to attend Central Washington University, where she met Juan. She graduated with a bachelor of science degree in community health. She now works here on San Juan Island at Inter Island Medical Center.
- Jun 4, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jun 11, 2008 at 11:07AM
Arts and entertainment events happening throughout the San Juans.
- Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 11, 2008 at 11:07AM
The best are back to raise money for science education. Jazz at the Labs will sell out again, you can bet on it. Last year, people packed the U.W. Friday Harbor Labs dining hall to listen to a bunch of guys from the Seattle music scene who have been playing together in various incarnations for years.
- Jun 4, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 3:01PM
San Juan Island artists throw open their studio doors for all to come in and see this weekend in the 17th annual Artists’ Studio Tour. The event is Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eleven featured artists will invite in not just the public, but also 16 other local artists who will show their work in the featured artists’ galleries.
- Jun 4, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 10:31AM
Dr. Annette Blaugrund, director of the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts in New York, will meet with trustees of the Westcott Bay Institute and the Visual Arts Museum June 14 to discuss issues related to creating an accredited art museum on San Juan Island. The meeting will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the San Juan Island Library conference room.
- Jun 4, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 10:32AM
Join Bill and Rita Ament and more than 60 island performers, ages 2 through adult, as they entertain you in their 23rd annual celebration of dance and song June 14, 7 p.m., in the San Juan Community Theatre.
- Jun 4, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 1:43PM
Noted historian David McCullough gave the commencement address at Boston College last month. In his speech. he urged the graduating class of 2008 to improve their communication skills by eliminating needless words such as “like,” “you know,” and “actually” from their speech. Good advice, to be sure, but not enough. Today’s graduates need practical, “real world” advice that will help them get a job.
- Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 11, 2008 at 10:41AM
Only $17.85. Right now, if every island resident contributed that much to the Save Our Schools campaign, school funding and programs would be restored to current levels. San Juan Island residents are nearing a remarkable goal: Raising $600,000 to erase a school district budget shortfall and restore all school programs to their current levels.
- Jun 4, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 11, 2008 at 10:43AM
Representatives of Iran, Iraq and Israel sat next to each other in the room. This was not the United Nations, although you might have left wishing it was. And it wasn’t a meeting of tourism and convention bureaus. This was Friday Harbor Elementary School’s Cultural Fair, May 28.
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