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- Aug 13, 2013 at 11:33AM
Did Custer dither at the river? Was he incapacitated or dead before ever reaching Last Stand Hill? Come hear the testimony assembled by historian and author Bruce Brown of Native Americans and survivors of the Battle of Little Bighorn and decide for yourself, Saturday, Aug. 17.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 1:37PM
Convicted by a jury in mid-July, Daniel Glenn Roadruck was found guilty of two counts of second-degree burglary and of second-degree criminal trespass. He recently filed an appeal seeking to overturn the verdict at the state Court of Appeals.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 1:12PM
Through the Harbor Life Ring program, a household is eligible to receive a grant to cover the cost of one month of utility bills, once a year. Applicants are screened by the Family Resource Center, a non-profit agency headquartered in Friday Harbor that provides a wide array of programs and services, as well as referrals in support of island families.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 12:37PM
It's a dizzying lineup of demonstrations, talks and presentations at the 2013 County Fair Agricultural Tent. Check out the daily schedule below
- Aug 14, 2013 at 3:03PM
After clearing the harbor most of the fleet picked up the southeast 8-knot wind on a port tack and headed counterclockwise for Upright Channel. Only three boats chose to sail clockwise on a run up San Juan Channel. The counterclockwise boats made good progress until they reached Harney Channel, at which time the winds calmed and stalled the turn at Hankin Point.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 5:23PM
The baby cormorants engage in a fascinating food dance—an exhibition you may have noticed while onboard the ferry at the Anacortes terminal. Besides the energetic nodding upwards without ceasing, they must convince mom or dad to open their mouths. They do it this way...
- Aug 14, 2013 at 5:37PM
Albert was born in Seattle, Washington where he attended Fauntleroy Grade School, James Madison Jr. High School and graduated from West Seattle High School, class of 1942. He resided for over 40 years in the San Juan Islands and was the owner of San Juan Ferry and Barge since 1976.
- Aug 15, 2013 at 1:24PM
The 2013 season will usher in the 40th anniversary of the Friday Harbor High School football program, and plans are well under way for a grand celebration in conjunction with the Wolverines Sept. 6 home opener. Read below to find out what's in store.
- Aug 15, 2013 at 1:29PM
Hilda spent most of her adult life in Washington state. She and her husband Bill owned the Friday Harbor Bakery in the 1970s and ‘80s. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, family was the most important thing in Hilda’s life.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 9:03AM
With milder weather and forecasts that call for rain, and following the lead of the state Department of Natural Resources, Washington State Park repealed its ban on campfires in Western Washington as of Thursday, Aug. 15.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 9:54AM
At the regular meetings on Monday, Aug. 5 and Tuesday, Aug. 6 the council voted to reduce the current-use open-space fee from $4,060 to the $2,030. Additionally, the council voted to reconsider recent Marine Resources Committee appointments and extend the terms of several appointees whose terms have expired.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 9:20AM
Island Stage Left's summer series of 'Shakespeare Under the Stars' wraps up this weekend with three performances of "The Taming of the Shrew", Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 8 p.m., at the production company's Wold Road stage.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 1:46PM
“Watching the most exciting talents in the world perform with the Met and National Theatre is an experience you won't forget," SJCT Artistic Director Susan Williams said.
- Aug 17, 2013 at 4:05PM
The first wave of fire fighters at the scene were able to battle the blaze from inside the building for only a few minutes, San Juan Island Fire Department Chief Steve Marler said. The blaze quickly made its way into the ceiling, spreading rapidly and forcing fire fighters to evacuate.
- Aug 18, 2013 at 10:39AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but in the coming days and weeks, all the people who were going to eat in downtown Friday Harbor, before the fire at Downriggers, are still going to eat there. If every restaurant hired one or two of the old Downriggers staff, the unemployment situation caused by the fire could be partially corrected.
- Aug 18, 2013 at 7:35PM
Friday Harbor's Aidan Anderson hadn't had as much time as he would have like to train. But the 17-year-old high school senior trailed Kelly across the finish line by only 43 seconds, just the same, finishing first in the 15-19 division, at 35:19, and in second place overall.
- Aug 18, 2013 at 8:13PM
Now as one would expect, deeply entrenched government and industry interests are unwilling to respond to the rising temperatures and cascading effects of greenhouse gas emissions. Citizens, once again, will have to force the necessary transformation.
- Aug 19, 2013 at 7:00AM
Islanders Bank will couple together its annual school supply drive and customer appreciation event, Wednesday, Aug. 21, in the Friday Harbor branch parking lot on Blair Ave., 11 a.m to 3 p.m., hosted by the BBQ Shack.
- Aug 19, 2013 at 7:47PM
Mary Ann Rock was director of Cannery House and gallery assistant at Waterworks. She began her art company, Dream Keeper and exhibited in over 40 shows locally and in Seattle, Bellingham, Bellevue, Portland, St. Louis, and Lyon, France.
- Aug 19, 2013 at 7:33PM
A swimming and water polo player and coach for some 25 years, Mike Sheradin has been vacationing in the San Juan Islands for 30 years, finally deciding to open his showcase cafe in a totally remodeled building and former home of the Garden Path Cafe.
- Aug 19, 2013 at 7:43PM
UC Santa Cruz's Breck Tyler, a visiting professor at Friday Harbor Labs, where he currently teaches a course on marine bird and mammal biology, treks to Midway Atoll each winter to study nesting albatrosses.
- Aug 20, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Aug 21, 2013 at 9:34AM
Makeshift accommodations were made early Saturday so that three ground-floor businesses could continue operating over the weekend. Town officials allowed the two whale watch companies to set up along the sidewalk near Memorial Park as a base of operations, despite town regulations.
- Aug 20, 2013 at 4:22PM
Helen Sawyer wanted her contribution to benefit the local economy, so she chose the Career Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for islanders who wish to pursue a new career or upgrade their skills for their current job.
- Aug 20, 2013 at 5:00PM
A few sprinkles on Wednesday and some actual rain Thursday didn’t do much more than settle the dust on the K9 Kings performance arena, as locals and visitors alike endured the drizzle and flocked to the fair Friday and Saturday to eat elephant ears, view the final 4-H horse events and calculate per-pound cost of the steak-on-the-hoof at the livestock auction.
- Aug 21, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 2:58PM
Under new appointment procedures for advisory committees, instituted in early spring by the former 6-person council, the tenure of veteran MRC members Tina Whitman, Jim Slocumb and Mike Durland — each having served more than two terms on the MRC — may be at an end unless no other qualified prospective appointees apply. The three had reapplied to serve an additional term.
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