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- May 3, 2014 at 10:00AM
The uncertain world of barnacles in the San Juans is featured in the latest installment of "Tide Bites," a monthly report from interim Director Dr. Billie Swalla about research at U of W Friday Harbor Labs. Studies at San Juan Island's Argyle Lagoon and Argyle Creek are included as part of the report. Find a link to the report by clicking on the headline above.
- May 3, 2014 at 12:00PM
To be prepared for the outage, OPALCO recommends turning off sensitive electronics and equipment at the surge protector, or unplugging them completely, and keep a flashlight handy overnight. In the morning, turn electronics and appliances back on slowly, one at a time.
- May 3, 2014 at 6:00PM
On the Road to Living Well with Diabetes is a free 6-week program open to all persons with pre-diabetes and diabetes and their spouse/caregiver.
- May 4, 2014 at 5:00AM
The Friday Harbor Sailing Club in open to all boaters, Sailboat races, power boating, summer barbecues, cruises and potluck dinners are just a few of the Sailing Club activities.
- May 5, 2014 at 9:30AM
The county elections office will accept online candidate filings from 9 a.m. Monday, May 12, through 4 p.m., Friday, May 16. In-person filings will be accepted from 8 a.m. on Monday, May 12, through 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 16. Local public offices up for election include, sheriff, auditor, assessor, prosecuting attorney and San Juan County District Court judge.
- May 5, 2014 at 7:13PM
A 30-year town employee, Wendy Picinich holds the elected position of town treasurer and is also employed by the town as finance officer. She will resign her elected position upon her retirement date of June 15.
- May 5, 2014 at 7:21PM
Find out how to make your farm or garden habitat-friendly for pollinators and how to attract them to where you’d like them to go as part of a free two-hour workshop, entitled “Bees and Beneficial Insects,” Saturday, May 10, at San Juan Islands Mitchell Bay Farm and Nursery, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- May 5, 2014 at 7:51PM
Results of the board election, in which outsider Steve Hudson fell just 50 votes shy of unseating incumbent Glenna Hall, wasn't the only "news" announced at the 78th OPALCO annual meeting, Saturday, May 3, on the inter-island ferry. So was the pending retirement of co-op's general manager and name of his heir apparent.
- May 5, 2014 at 8:08PM
When there is no clear reason (nexus) for imposing very limiting non-sensical regulations upon a landowner and logic is nowhere to be found, one wonders what happened to “common sense?"
- May 6, 2014 at 11:00AM
We members are very lucky to have an informed, independent individual so devoted to learning not only what OPALCO is doing, but how, and what it is likely to result in.
- May 6, 2014 at 1:00PM
The Navy says the June 7 to June 13 closure may affect Lopez Island and the San Juans more than the earlier closure, but that the level of jet noise will depend on wind direction and takeoff and landing patterns on particular days.
- May 6, 2014 at 4:00PM
His was a familiar face in Friday Harbor, and he had many friends from all walks of life. Aspects of Roy’s character seldom seen by others were his devotion to his family and his love of nature.
- May 6, 2014 at 5:00PM updated May 9, 2014 at 10:25AM
Friday Harbor Labs Open House features exotic creatures, diving demos, free popcorn, and more. The annual Open House hosted by Friday Harbor Labs is Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- May 7, 2014 at 12:57PM
It was considered profound in the 1950s when the comic page character Pogo said, “We have met the enemy and it is us!” In land use, every property owner wants to be able to do what he or she wants with his or her property, but they don’t want their neighbors to be able to do anything they want. So we have regulations.
- May 7, 2014 at 12:44PM
Signups for this summer's golf team is Tuesday, May 13, at Friday Harbor's Paradise Lanes Bowling Alley. Practice begins in early June, at San Juan Island Golf and Country Club, and runs through the end of July, culminating at the Special Olympics Northwest Regional Tournament.
- May 7, 2014 at 2:00PM updated May 8, 2014 at 10:39AM
San Juan Island's Nancy Vejvoda is seeking election to the office of San Juan County Clerk. She will be running against two-term incumbent Joan White, who earlier announced her reelection bid; White was unopposed in 2010.
- May 7, 2014 at 5:05PM
Hitting ninth in the batting order, senior Elliott Garl snapped a scoreless tie and sparked a third inning, 5-run score-fest with a well-placed base hit into shallow centerfield that scored freshman Kai Herko form third. The Wolverines were just getting started.
- May 7, 2014 at 5:00PM updated May 8, 2014 at 12:54PM
The heart-warming story of the little girl who wins over the worldly and streetwise of New York City with her sunny disposition takes center stage, as San Juan Community Theatre revives its first-ever musical production, “Annie,” as part of its 25th anniversary celebration. Admission, $20 adults, $10 students.
- May 8, 2014 at 6:00AM
All the lands in agriculture and forest have a profound role to play in filtering rainwater and seasonal run-off while providing a massive but often hidden benefit.
- May 8, 2014 at 10:00AM
Blend together a healthy dose of history, a slice of mouth-watering pie, the spectacular scenery of the westside and what you get? Well, the second annual Brann Cabin Bake-Off, of course.
- May 8, 2014 at 12:00PM
Quest begins for berth at state for baseball, softball, tennis, golf, track and field and soccer for Friday Harbor teams
- May 8, 2014 at 2:26PM
Two competent and knowledgeable people have resigned from the board recently and a third person was discouraged from running. That is suggestive of problems on the board which need explanation and airing.
- May 9, 2014 at 10:21AM
Those on Lopez will have to travel off-island to score legal weed, at least until the state Liquor Control Board reopens the window to apply for a marijuana retailer license later this summer. But Lopezians won't have to travel far. Potential retailers were approved for Orcas and San Juan Island, one for each.
- May 9, 2014 at 10:55AM
Each year for the past three I have expressed concern, based on first-quarter sales tax receipts, about the county’s ability to achieve budgeted revenue. My current concern is the opposite. I’m worried that, by saying that we’re having a good first quarter, I’ll jinx the rest of the year.
- May 9, 2014 at 4:00PM
Lear, an aged king, divides his kingdom between his three daughters according to which is most eloquent in praising him. Cordelia, his favorite, says nothing and Lear’s world descends into chaos.
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