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Puget Sound 'recovery' meetings come to Friday Harbor July 21

  • Jul 1, 2008 at 3:21PM

The Puget Sound Partnership is hosting another round of public workshops, this time to solicit input on local priorities for an action agenda to restore and protect Puget Sound. One of the meetings is scheduled in Friday Harbor: July 21, 1-4 p.m., Friday Harbor High School, 45 Blair Ave.

A tribute to Caleb the Wonder Dog

  • Jul 1, 2008 at 3:28PM

Caleb the Wonder Dog came home with me from the Animal Protection Society shelter in 1997 and, in the almost 11 years we had together, we were seldom far apart. He went everywhere with me, off-island and on, and especially loved going to his job as shop dog for Griffin Bay Books and Friday Harbor Pet Supplies, where he made the widest circle of friends I've ever known a dog to have.

Two very special events for First Nations artist, Rande Cook

  • Jul 1, 2008 at 5:00PM updated Jul 25, 2008 at 12:05PM

A blessing of two totem poles created by two prominent First Nations artists, Rande Cook and Calvin Hunt, took place at the new owners’ home on San Juan Island, June 20 during an unusually warm and perfect summer evening.

San Juan Relay for Life profile: Dolores Fantin

  • Jul 22, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 12:25PM

My mother lost her brave battle with cancer Oct. 3, 1997. Her grace and bravery with cancer will never be forgotten. I miss her dearly.

We need to nourish the roots of our culture | Editor's Notebook

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 11:07AM

How many more people will be inspired by this public art that tells Terry Fox and Steve Fonyo’s stories? What force for change might this be? How many of us might be inspired to look beyond our own perceived limitations and reach to exceed our grasp?

Quick Schedule of Fourth of July Events

  • Jul 3, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jul 17, 2008 at 6:05PM

A quick glance at Friday's island events.

Animals, animals everywhere – and Duck Soup Inn takes top honors

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 8:06AM

Animals, animals everywhere – and Duck Soup Inn takes top honors

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 8:06AM

EMS Chief Jim Cole designated a chief medical officer

  • Jul 17, 2008 at 4:00PM updated at 6:08PM

San Juan Island EMS Chief Jim Cole has been designated a chief medical officer by the Commission on Professional Credentialing of the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

MSNBC lists San Juans' Fourth of July among country's best

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 17, 2008 at 6:04PM

The word is out. And thanks to MSNBC, the Fourth of July celebrations in the San Juans are no longer flying under the radar. The cable news station recently pegged the archipelago’s festivities as being among the nation’s top 10, rivaling those of Boston, Philadelphia and Mount Rushmore.

Friday Harbor backs UGA accord with San Juan County

  • Jul 7, 2008 at 11:27PM

Another knot unraveled last week in the fading tug-of-war over expansion of the urban growth area that borders the town of Friday Harbor. On July 3, the town council in a 3-0 decision endorsed an agreement that calls for coordinated management between the town and San Juan County of the so-called “unincorporated UGA”. That decision was based largely on recommendation of the town planning commission.

San Juan GOP candidates tout views, experience

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:14PM

Steve Van Luven and Rick Bart are the sole Republicans in their respective races for state Senate and Congress. But they believe their moderate ideas help give their lone voices some volume. And with the top two vote-getters regardless of party advancing from the primary to the general election, moderate ideas and getting heard are all-important.

San Juan County changes owner-builder fees

  • Jul 7, 2008 at 11:27PM

The San Juan County Council voted Tuesday to change the permitting fees for the county’s owner-builder program, lowering fees for the majority of permits, raising them for the top 10 percent and levying a small graduated increase for the middle third of permit applicants.

Nash Street reopens, prompts complaints from Friday Harbor locals

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 19, 2008 at 6:57AM

Prompted by neighborhood complaints, the council will take a second look at remedies that might lessen traffic impacts on Nash Street when it sets priorities next week in the annual update of the town’s six-year transportation improvement plan.

San Juan Political Notebook | July 9

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:13PM

The Waldron Community Meeting will host a forum Saturday, 2-4 p.m., for candidates for County Council, District 4; and Superior Court judge.

San Juan man gets 31 months for statutory rape and theft

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

A San Juan Island man was sentenced to more than two years in prison for having sex with a 15-year-old girl over a four-month period and in spite of court orders which were intended to keep the two apart.

Naked bicyclists stopped on Lopez | San Juan Sheriff's Log

  • Jul 7, 2008 at 11:28PM

Three men among a group of a dozen bicyclists agreed to put their pants back on after a deputy confronted them about riding naked on Lopez Island.

Co-ed softball tourney registration open | San Juan Sports Briefs

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jul 17, 2008 at 4:08PM

Island Rec is now accepting registrations for the Co-Ed Softball Tournament on Aug. 2-3.

Ag committee reports to County Council on farm sustainability

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 8:00AM updated Jul 17, 2008 at 4:14PM

Tim Clark, Agricultural Resources Committee (ARC) Farm preservation coordinator spoke to the County Council on June 24. Clark’s program is funded through a state grant to the County; his job involves public outreach, coordinating with County Assessor Charles Zalmanek, to label Open Spaces areas, drawing an agricultural map and researching funding opportunities. Agricultural Open Space is the classification for preserving farmland; the program is administered by the County Assessor.

Harbor Gallery brings taste of Filipino culture to San Juan

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 15, 2008 at 10:22AM

You might have noticed while driving through town that a new business has popped up where Griffin Bay Bookstore used to be before its move to Spring Street. Harbor Gallery, owned by Frank and Annaly Ledger-wood, sells home furnishings and décor from the Philippines. The store opened in early June but is the product of about three years of planning.

San Juan Public Meetings | July 9

  • Jul 7, 2008 at 11:29PM

Meetings happening on San Juan.

Splash of Summer Color July 19-20 in Friday Harbor

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 16, 2008 at 1:11PM

July 19 and 20 is the Splash of Summer Color Weekend, a time for everyone to celebrate the fragrant harvest at the San Juan Island Lavender Festival, the fine art and crafts at the San Juan Island Summer Arts Fair and special guests, Lummi and Turtle Mountain Chippewa artists.

Written Word deadline July 20

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 16, 2008 at 1:07PM

The Written Word is San Juan County Fair's opportunity for all local writers to show their stuff.

What’s Happening! Events for San Juan Island | July 9

  • Jul 7, 2008 at 11:29PM

See what's going on, on San Juan Island.

San Juan's Stage Left reprises production of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jul 23, 2008 at 10:07AM

I’m in this show. I participate in community theater and was a member of Island Stage Left’s production of "The Tempest" 10 years ago. Forgive me if this doesn’t read like my usual stuff.

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