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United States Department of Agriculture nutrition guidelines expanded for students

  • Sep 1, 2014 at 7:53PM

Starting this school year, United States Department of Agriculture nutrition guidelines will be expanded to all food and beverages sold in schools including vending machines, student stores and at fundraisers.

San Juan County Stormwater plan open house week of Sept. 15

  • Sep 1, 2014 at 7:48PM

With fall approaching we once again look toward the rainy season. Last year the season started with a shockingly large storm event that overwhelmed our Eastsound storm sewer system.

Agreement reached between teachers union and San Juan Island School District - school in session Sept. 2

  • Sep 1, 2014 at 7:24PM

Superintendent Rick Thompson sent an email at 6:30 p.m. that an collective bargaining agreement has been reached.

Summer drift card drop to study oil spill impacts in the Salish Sea | FRIENDS of the San Juan’s

  • Sep 1, 2014 at 7:43PM

Plywood drift cards stamped with “this could be oil” were released this week in an experiment to simulate the dispersion of an oil spill from Kinder Morgan’s planned $5.4 billion pipeline expansion project that would increase tanker traffic from five ships a day to 35 ships per day through the San Juan Islands.

Navy jet noise? An echo of U.S. military excess | Letters

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 5:41PM

Our area of San Juan and Skagit counties has a greatly expanded population base. The extremely loud Growler jets are a poor fit in this situation and are bound to create more complaints as the Navy continues to expand the numbers of aircraft and activities at Whidbey.

Wolverines to host Orcas in gridiron opener, Friday

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 5:52PM

This year, league standings and playoff position will come into play, as both teams fall in the same league for the first time since 2006.

Acclaimed film director, Andrew McLaglen, dead at 94

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 5:25PM

Born into a theatrical family with a rich cinematic history, Andrew V. McLaglen became a film industry luminary in his own right, directing 28 full-length feature films, largely Western and action-adventure movies, many of which featured John Wayne ("Cahill U.S. Marshal," "McLintock!") or James Stewart ("Shenandoah," "Rare Breed") in the lead role.

Blair Ave reconstruction delayed by unexpected snags underground

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 6:46PM

Curb and gutters will be installed the week of Sept. 8 and new road base Sept. 22. The asphalt base layer will be installed Sept. 2, according to Mike Carlson of San Juan's Mike Carlson Enterprises, which is leading the reconstruction project.

'Highlights' of killer whale recovery plan featured in Whale Museum lecture

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 6:24PM

The presentation by NOAA Fisheries' Brad Hanson offers an overview of federally funded research accomplishments on behalf of the Southern residents. In addition, Hanson will discuss ongoing and new challenges, as well as areas of future research.

Back to school special report: Be smart with social media

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 5:34PM

Social media is a lightening fast form of communication, which can quickly and easily spin out of control. Communication is the key to keeping social media under control and enjoyable.

Wealthy working to alter gun laws | Guest Column

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 5:46PM

Two years after their money helped make charter schools possible, the Ballmers, the Gateses and the Nick Hanauer are using some of their loose millions to try to tighten gun laws in Washington.

Big 'Thank you' for support; big 'No' to pipeline | Letters

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 6:00PM

San Juan Islanders for Safe Shipping says "thank you" to all of you who stopped by to buy a brownie, spin the oil tanker Wheel of Fortune, and/or sign the petition at our booth at the County Fair.

Why cut the mustard? Because it's noxious & invasive | Guest column

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 6:55PM

Although edible for humans, the garlic mustard plant is not eaten by local wildlife or by insects. It is a fast growing, damaging invasive that once established is difficult to eradicate.

SJ Community Home Trust awarded $40K grant

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 2:48PM

Proceeds from the grant, awarded by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, will help cover Home Trust operating costs, design work for Phase 2 of the Sun Rise neighborhood, and other administrative expenses.

Bruce Kingland: 1932-2014 | Passages

  • Sep 4, 2014 at 11:53AM

Bruce skied the mountains of the West, always coming back to Crystal Mountain, where a run is named for him. When he and Mary move to San Juan Island in 1995, the proximity to Whistler, B.C. lured him and he spent many winter weekdays skiing its runs.

Familiar face joins Community Theatre staff

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 12:45PM

While Julie Hanks moved on to work at other island nonprofits, she continued her volunteer help at SJCT; and when the development job became available she jumped at the chance to return “home.”

Oops... our bad, but in case you haven't heard... | Letters

  • Sep 4, 2014 at 1:00PM

We would never knowingly do anything to offend our neighbors or to detract from the beauty of our island. We hope that this will not prevent people from attending the “Remember the Rendezvous” Salmon Barbecue on September 13 at the Fair Grounds.

In Olympia: Tug-of-war over state pot revenue expected | Guest column

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 1:03PM

If it turns out that a significant amount of revenue raised by the sale of recreational marijuana is up for grabs, lawmakers will be able to amend the state law to make clear who should get it. Cities and counties have a suggestion: us.

Fire danger in San Juan County drops—officially—to 'low'

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 1:21PM

With the reduction of the fire-risk rating, commercial and residential burn permits will be available beginning Oct. 1.

Venerable, musically diverse; Chamber SJs kicks off 27th season

  • Sep 4, 2014 at 6:04PM

What does Chamber San Juans have in store for Saturday's performance, the kick off to its 27th season? Click here to see what artistic director Patricia Kostek has to say about it...

A year after life-threatening accident, OPALCO 'Miracle Man' returns to work

  • Sep 4, 2014 at 7:26PM

“We are thrilled to welcome Kevin back to work,” said OPALCO General Manager Foster Hildreth. “Kevin is a veteran lineman; he and his family are important members of the OPALCO family.”

Learn how to save a life; First Aid, CPR classes

  • Sep 5, 2014 at 2:36PM

Participants can earn two-year certification credentials upon successfully completing the American Heart Association program for First Aid and for CPR. The classes, sponsored by Island Rec are an ideal way for parents, baby sitters, volunteer coaches and recreation leaders to be prepared in the event of a medical emergency.

Five reasons (or more) to question 'branding survey' results | Letters

  • Sep 29, 2014 at 8:30AM

The entire branding idea (justifiably in my opinion) may be sliding into obscurity. Look at where we live. Do we really need branding?

Wolverines upend La Conner with second-half shutout | Football

  • Sep 29, 2014 at 8:48AM

With a 55-yard scoring drive and 2-point safety to start the second half, the Wolverines erased a 5-point deficit, stole back the momentum and muscled their way into the driver’s seat of the Northwest 2B /1B League title chase in a 39-21 victory at home, Sept. 26, over La Conner.

September is prostate cancer awareness month; here's how we can help | Guest Column

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 5:44PM

Diagnosis, evaluation, treatments, and other options have come a long way thanks to science and echnology, and there are more and more support and information groups, including an “UsToo” group (a part of “USToo” International) in Friday Harbor that meets monthly at the Mullis Center.

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