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'Plan B': back in slow lane on information highway | Letters

  • Jun 24, 2013 at 6:59PM

OPALCO’s proposal would have given nearly all members fiber optic or high-speed wireless connections to take us into the next decades. Given our small market and difficult terrain, the private sector is not going to invest to build us such infrastructure.

Join together with the band

  • Jun 24, 2013 at 7:28PM

Get in step with the Community Marching Band and help light up Friday Harbor's 2013 Fourth of July Day Parade. Rehearsals, June 24, July 1, July 3.

2260 fund provides big payday for SJC Parks

  • Jun 24, 2013 at 7:08PM

A stair access project for Agate Beach on Lopez was awarded $75,400 and renovation of the Otis Perkins Day Park, also on Lopez, was awarded $58,900. The rest of the $264,000 in available funds was allocated to the Port of Friday Harbor and the San Juan County Fairground.

The Place garners award of 'Excellence'

  • Jun 24, 2013 at 7:16PM

Now in its 17th year, the Place Restaurant and Bar received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award for 2013. The online travel guide, founded in 2000, awards certificates of excellence to businesses that consistently earn top-rating from TripAdvisor travelers.

Oak Harbor attorney avoids jail time for felony theft conviction

  • Jun 25, 2013 at 4:11PM

According to court documents, Douglas Saar reportedly admitted to a detective that he forged signatures on four checks totaling nearly $100,000 from the estate of Gwendolyn Wilson and deposited the money into his personal checking account. He reportedly reimbursed the San Juan Island estate, along with interest, while the alleged theft was under investigation.

Skagit grads defy test of time

  • Jun 25, 2013 at 4:00PM

Skagit College has 10,000 students from 20 countries spread over 5 campuses in three counties - with students “from 17 years old to 60.”

And what about all the potholes? | Letters

  • Jun 25, 2013 at 8:00PM

Price Steet in front of the Paideia School and St. Francis Catholic Church has so many pot holes that never get fixed. This is not the only street in Friday Harbor that has these issues, there are many.

Hey ‘Blue’, thanks for job well done | Letters

  • Jun 26, 2013 at 8:00AM

I would like to thank all the men and women who have answered the call to umpire youth baseball and softball.

PeaceHealth, Regence ink new 2-year medical insurance pact

  • Jun 26, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 1:04PM

The new contract begins July 1, 2013, resulting in no interruption of coverage for Regence members. The agreement covers PeaceHealth Southwest, St. John, St. Joseph and Peace Island, as well as Peace Health Medical Group offices in those service areas.

Healthcare: their way or highway? | Letters

  • Jun 26, 2013 at 12:00PM

The idea is they buy controlling interest in a local hospital. Woman then must comply with male religious mandates or go elsewhere.

They're cuddly, cute, charismatic, but abandoned? Perhaps not

  • Jun 26, 2013 at 1:37PM

It is not unusual for the harbor seal mother to leave its young on the beach as she returns to the ocean to forage for the food she needs to produce enough high-fat milk to support her pup.

It's official: feds ratify 'Alternative B' in fix for Cattle Point Road

  • Jun 26, 2013 at 5:11PM

Alternative B was identified in September in the project's final environmental impact statement as the preferred alternative for realignment of the road. It calls for moving a 4,950-foot section of the road about 300-feet upslope from its present location, which skirts along Mount Finlayson, and is expected to protect the road from erosion for about 100 years.

Big bets placed on Byway Bus

  • Jun 27, 2013 at 6:00AM

The idea is simply to minimize our environmental impact and maximize our island experience.

Sheriff: for safety sake, more deputies on patrol over holiday weekend

  • Jun 28, 2013 at 11:07AM

Additional deputies will be on patrol — on the road and on the water —with an eye out for potential alcohol-related infractions, fireworks too, over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, according to San Juan County Sheriff's Department.

Price of fame

  • Jun 28, 2013 at 10:00AM

Once again, re-live Pickett’s Charge 150 years to the day of that terrible event during The Life and Times of General George Pickett.

Princess Christina, aka ‘Chris’: 1952 — 2013 | Passages

  • Jun 28, 2013 at 12:05PM

Chris will be forever remembered for her loving and light-hearted spirit, sparkling humor, tremendous generosity, and over-riding passion for life.

The ‘Real Thing’: My father’s story | Guest Column

  • Jun 29, 2013 at 6:00AM

The first MASH unit into Korea at War; as told to Sue Carnes by Lisa Brown

Pitfalls persist in path to privatization of Orcas dump

  • Jun 30, 2013 at 3:08PM

County officials maintain Orcas Recycling Services will overcome a recent spate of obstacles and will eventually take over management of the Orcas Island transfer station. Meanwhile, Mount Vernon-based Lautenbach Industries is expected to sign a contract within 30 days and begin operating the San Juan Island dump by Sept. 1.

Kip Roberts: Jan. 10, 1934 — June 26, 2013 | Passages

  • Jun 30, 2013 at 3:16PM

In addition to being a classroom educator at his alma Mater, Friday Harbor High School, Kip Roberts also taught woodshop, JV basketball, drivers education (some may remember the “cry baby house” scares) and was both girls and boys tennis coach, winning many state championships.

IMA: future is now—imagine it, design it, paint it

  • Jun 30, 2013 at 6:39PM

For seven consecutive Saturdays, beginning July 6, IMA will host a painting party for families, individuals and community groups, welcoming all to bring a paint brush and to create a mural on a 4-foot by 8-foot piece of plywood.

Island adventure: a cry at the lagoon

  • Jun 30, 2013 at 8:29PM

With our binoculars, we followed the persistent ruckus towards a small jutting of rocks just off shore. A black oystercatcher, with his long, spectacular neon beak, was poised on the rocky point. Below, on a smaller nearby rock surrounded by water, another oystercatcher sounded the alarm with a shrill.

State budget includes $1M for Friday Harbor High 'STEM' program

  • Jul 1, 2013 at 7:00PM updated Jul 2, 2013 at 10:49AM

The money will be used to remodel the tech-vocational education buildinginto a functional Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) program center. Because it's a capital, not operating, appropriation, the money must be used for "bricks and mortar" - and for equipment and technology.

Drive into ditch prompts DUI, couple battle over boat, woman banished from beach; San Juan County Sheriff's Log

  • Jul 2, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 11:34AM

June 25: An apparent theft of a boat and trailer from an Orcas Island marina turned out to be a brazen move by an Everett woman in the midst of divorce proceedings with her estranged husband. The 33-year-old drove away from Brandt’s Landing with the 17-foot vessel in tow, boarded a ferry and was later pulled over and questioned by authorities in Anacortes. The woman, a part-owner of the boat, reportedly told officers that she has no intention of returning the vessel.

New blueprint needed for better broadband | Letters

  • Jul 2, 2013 at 10:01AM

I respectfully request that county and OPALCO spend $250,000 to demonstrate a Broadband solution for the rural San Juan Islands, rather than continue to spend money on expensive consultants and planners. I respectfully request OPALCO and the county use a portion of the RUS funds already approved for such a project to build out this demonstration system.

Tours, trail hikes, tidepools, and more

  • Jul 2, 2013 at 12:55PM

Calendar of events are sponsored by Friends of Lime Kiln Society.

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