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No change reported in San Juan School District and teachers' union dispute | Schools may not open Tuesday
- Aug 31, 2014 at 1:54PM
As of Sunday, Aug. 31, at 2 p.m. there is no change to report in the negotiations between the school district and the teachers' union.
Update | San Juan Island School District and teachers union met through Sunday evening - no settlement reached
- Aug 31, 2014 at 9:02PM
San Juan Island School District Superintendent Rich Thomposon sent an email release at about 8:30 p.m. tonight, Sunday, Aug. 31 reporting no collective bargaining agreement has been reached between the two side.
- Sep 1, 2014 at 1:00PM
This week, we signed the Notice to Proceed document for construction of the third Olympic Class 144-car ferry.
- Sep 1, 2014 at 4:20PM
While a tentative agreement has not been reached, both sides report significant progress in negotiations.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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...
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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.
- Sep 6, 2014 at 5:21PM
Andrew McLaglen moved to San Juan Island, Wash. in 1975, where he found his paradise. He was very active in the local community theatre in Friday Harbor, directing many plays over the years with the local talent. His love of film, theatre and life was evident in all that he did.
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