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- Mar 31, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:00AM
Dolores Marie (Ward) Hollenbach, 89, our gracious and unassuming, funny and kind, devoted mom passed away shortly after midnight on the 17th of February, 2016. Born Dolores Marie Ward on November 13, 1926 to Regina Marie Mehring and Arthur Clyde Ward in St. Louis, Missouri.
- Mar 31, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:00AM
Loving mother to Pat, Tim and Cathy, grandmother to Sean and Colleen Cunniff, Lois Cunniff of Friday Harbor passed away on March 19, 2016.
- Mar 30, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Mar 31, 2016 at 11:41AM
Submitted by the San Juan Community Theatre
- Mar 31, 2016 at 12:30PM
The new 30 minute rule from Washington State Ferries requires riders to be past the tollbooth in order to not lose their reservations.
- Apr 1, 2016 at 1:30AM
By Call me Baby
- Apr 1, 2016 at 4:30AM
By Heater Ball-Ding
- Apr 2, 2016 at 1:30AM
Submitted by Island Stage Left
- Apr 2, 2016 at 9:32AM
Submitted by the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association
- Apr 2, 2016 at 1:30PM
After much controversy and negotiations, the Customs and Border Protection office invited the public, as well as stakeholders to an open house in their new offices on Spring Street and First, April 1, from 12:15-1:30 p.m., refreshments provided.
- Apr 3, 2016 at 4:30AM
A story of music and memory
- Apr 4, 2016 at 12:00PM
Former San Juan Island resident Michael Bunnell has written a humorous historical novel set during the most famous incident in the island's history. The Friendly Little War of Lyman Cutler faithfully recounts the actual events of the 1859 "Pig War" in which a minor incident between neighbors nearly touched off a shooting war over a long-festering border dispute.
- Apr 5, 2016 at 11:19AM
We have all been touched by Kathleen Zuidema's story and her successful quest for homes for her Aussie Posse: Autumn, Mona and Finnegan. Many of you have asked how to help as Danielle Cochran welcomes them into her home. Donations details are listed below for veterinarian care, food, fencing and medical expenses. You can drop donations off at Browne's Home Center, Harbor Veterinary Services and Friday Harbor Pets.
- Apr 6, 2016 at 1:30AM
Many people are surprised and upset to learn of a new ferry system policy from articles recently printed in the local press. It is disturbing that the ferry system has changed its policy regarding when a person with a reservation needs to show up. You now have get to the ticket booth 30 minutes prior to sailing or your reservation will be cancelled, as opposed to previously needing to get in line 30 minutes early.
- Apr 6, 2016 at 9:28AM
Charlotte passed away peacefully of natural causes March 19, 2016 in Portland, Oregon, surrounded by her loving daughter Gretchen Johnson and dear son-in-law Hutch Johnson. Charlotte was born in Seattle to Alma and Ken White. She married Arnold T. (Arnie) Challman, on April 1944, divorced in 1979, and remarried Sheldon H. (Shel) Helmick, 1984. Charlotte was predeceased by her first husband of 35 years, Armold Challman, and her sister, Jean Howorth. She is survived by her loving husband "Shel" Helmick, dear son Peter Challman, dear son Scott Challman, dear daughter Gretchen Johnson, dear grandchildren Peter (Melissa) Challman Jr., Ben (Molly) Challman, Maureen (Ben) Ryan, Chelsea (Andrew) Witkowski, John Johnson, Melissa Challman and Laura Challman, and dear great-grandchildren Lucy Challman, Ellie Challman, and Declan Challman.
- Apr 6, 2016 at 9:31AM
San Juan County Public Hospital Board held a special meeting Friday, April 1 to discuss what board member Monica Harrington called an "on-going fiscal crisis": the San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services budgeting process and the current EMS levy, set to expire December 31, 2016.
- Apr 6, 2016 at 9:32AM
Our hearts are sad with the loss of our Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother, Great-great grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, and a best friend anyone could ask for. Minnie's life began on a raft traveling the mighty Yukon River to George Nollner & Matilda Jimmie. They lived a indigenous life along the Yukon, summer & winter camp. Sorrow came to Minnie's life at a tender age of 6. Her father, George passed when his dog team fell through the ice. When she was about 8, her mother passed to a small pox epidemic. Minnie took care of her siblings until they found homes and she was sent to live with her Aunt Agnes in Galena.
- Apr 6, 2016 at 9:33AM
I am writing this letter to all OPALCO members to discuss my support of Brian Silverstein for one of the District 3 Director positions. Brian's résume, which you can read of on the OPALCO website, speaks for itself. I think it is fortunate for us that someone with his work experience with OPALCO's provider of energy is not only willing but eager to put his experience to work in helping solve the issues that confront us. Difficult challenges are now the norm for OPALCO, and every co-op, PUD and utility company. I observe these challenges and opportunities through the lens of my involvement with renewable energy, both at home and in the county at large.
- Apr 6, 2016 at 9:40AM
Submitted by the San Juan Island Trails committee
- Apr 6, 2016 at 9:47AM
Submitted by San Juan County Fairgrounds
- Apr 6, 2016 at 9:51AM
Submitted by the San Juan Pilots Association
- Apr 6, 2016 at 12:30PM
Recently, constituents have raged online toward Rep Larsen for his endorsement for Hillary Clinton as president when Bernie Sanders reigned supreme at Democratic caucuses across the state. And we want to know, why Larsen is swimming upstream.
- Apr 6, 2016 at 1:30PM
Mount Baker Boys Scouts of America Scout Master of the Year for 2016 Chris Hallock is helping his troop have some of the same adventures he had as a young scout.
- Apr 6, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Apr 7, 2016 at 10:33AM
A potentially illegal bulk head built at Armittage Cove on Blakely Island has caught the attention of the local Community Development and Planning department and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Over the winter of 2010 winter storms caused bank blowouts along the driveway of a property owned by Whaleback LLC and the Runstad family of Seattle. They allegedly began work without local or state approval on a rock armoring wall along the beach bank adding up to more than 500 feet, with a few breaks due to natural rocks. In 2011 the Department of Community Development and Planning office informed the owners they would need a shoreline permit for the bulkhead. In 2012 they submitted an application for a permit, after the bulk head was completed but their site plan was deemed incomplete, according to Lee McEnery, Planner III for the Community Development and Planning office. In 2015 the property owners applied for an exemption from the shoreline permit. In the meantime their plan is still inaccurate as the armoring was omitted from the plan though, according to McEnery, the owners say their surveyor is working on it. The planning office gave them a deadline of April 1 to turn in the corrected paperwork. As of press time the paperwork had not been corrected.
- Apr 7, 2016 at 4:33PM
Wesley A. Watson, 33, of Friday Harbor was charged on March 29 with multiple counts of first-degree and second-degree possession of child pornography and one count of attempted voyeurism.
- Apr 7, 2016 at 5:20PM
Bagpipes and highland dancers get into the mix when San Juan Island's community chorus presents their annual spring concert at San Juan Community Theatre on Friday and Saturday, April 8-9 at 7:30 p.m.
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