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Fund set up to help Cavanagh cover cost of cancer treatment | Letters

  • Jul 25, 2013 at 11:19AM

A fund to assist Cathaleen Cavanagh with her "out of pocket" medical expenses for cancer treatments has been set up at Islanders Bank, 225 Blair, Friday Harbor, or the Orcas Branch, 475 Fern Street, Eastsound. Proceeds from this fund will be used only for direct medical expenses not covered by insurance.

Robert 'Bob' Erickson: 1939 — 2013 | Passages

  • Jul 25, 2013 at 3:29PM

Robert "Bob" Erickson of Friday Harbor died Saturday, July 20, at his home in Casa Grande, Ariz. He was 74.

Activity abuzz at FH Fly-In No. 4

  • Jul 25, 2013 at 6:00PM

With more than 58,000 take-offs and landings a year Friday Harbor Airport remains one of the busiest in Washington state.

Wedding bells: Lingerfelt & Roberts

  • Jul 23, 2013 at 3:24PM

Ellen Roberts and Judy Lingerfelt exchanged vows at their wedding ceremony July 18

Youth crew goes the distance in litter, noxious weed cleanup

  • Jul 26, 2013 at 6:06PM

Ecology Youth Corps Supervisor Erik Moore noted that this summer’s program has been a great success and that the island group is covering more miles than any other youth corps group in the state.

Court ruling forces recalibration of conservation district 'fee'

  • Jul 26, 2013 at 5:00PM updated Jul 27, 2013 at 5:29PM

Based upon a recent state Supreme Court ruling, local conservation districts must impose at least part of their property assessments on a "per acre" basis rather than "per parcel". An additional nickel would raise approximately $3,000 per year, most of which would go to the county for administration fees rather than to the conservation district for land conservation programs.

Whale Musuem hosts 'pajama party' — Pod Nod — for kids

  • Jul 26, 2013 at 7:41PM

Pod Nods are led by museum educators with assistance from other adults. Youth participants will learn to value whales and their environment through art projects, science labs, music, games, and the traditional flashlight tour of the exhibit hall.

Casting call for calendar — wings, fins, four legs preferred

  • Jul 27, 2013 at 7:40PM

Friday Harbor Animal Protection Society is seeking photos of island pets for a "San Juan Island Pets" 2014 calendar, the first step of a prospective fundraiser to benefit the animal shelter. Deadline is Aug. 19, so get snappin'.

Shoreline mysteries revealed in 'Friends' beach walk

  • Jul 27, 2013 at 8:00PM

Friends of the San Juans is sponsoring a free interpretive shoreline/beach walk, complete with hands-on activities to keep you entertained, Thursday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn about geology, forage fish, shoreline vegetation and about species of fish that make their home in the nearshore.

SJ Island firefighters to help battle wildland blaze near Wenatchee

  • Jul 28, 2013 at 7:45PM

The “Colockum Park” fire, in Chelan County was first discovered early Saturday and is reported to have grown to an area covering more than 1.5 square miles. Two buildings have reportedly been destroyed by the blaze.

Next up in Whale Museum Summer Lecture series: Mexico's endangered Antillean manatee

  • Jul 28, 2013 at 7:16PM

Dr. Daniel Gonzalez-Socoloske, associate editor of the Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals, will offer a summary of his research Wednesday, July 31, in a lecture entitled, "Hunger in Paradise? Seasonal Variation in Food Availability to Manatees in a Flooding Wetland", starting at 7 p.m., at the Whale Museum.

Singer, actress — now author; debut novel by Urbach makes its mark

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 6:00AM

Urbach, perhaps best known as a gifted singer (One More Time Band) and actress (playing the part of Maria in the Community Theatre’s recent production of “The Sound of Music”) said her stint as a columnist had a direct influence on bringing her story to the page. “My main character, Claire, writes a blog that is interspersed among the chapters...”

Meeker to compete at WJGA state tournament

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 8:00AM

Friday Harbor's Kendra Meeker clinched a berth in the Washington Juniors Golf Association state tournament by finishing second, one stroke off the lead, last week at the WJGA District 1 Championship, at Peninsula Golf Course, in Port Angeles.

Richard Earl Norris: April 13, 1926 — July 17, 2013 | Passages

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 7:11PM

Richard Norris leaves behind a legacy of scholarship in his published papers and his contributions to UW Friday Harbor Labs, such as the Zoo/Bot course he and friend and colleague Eugene Kozloff introduced in 1973. He is missed by his graduate students and colleagues scattered all over the world who recall his mentorship, sense of humor, and his hats!

Hats off to ‘No coal’ parade brigade | Letters

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 7:29PM

The much larger than expected turnout of concerned citizens — together with a coal ship, ferry boat, oil spill, informative signs, and singing children — had such an effect, that the judges deemed us “Spectacular”.

Classics converge at ‘Concours’

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 10:00AM

The 7th annual Concours d’Elegance is Sunday, Aug. 25, on the grounds of San Juan Island Vineyards.

County offers free wetland service, review

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 10:18AM

The service consists of a one-hour site visit by a qualified wetlands professional, determination of whether a wetland exists in a location of concern.

I'm on the Women's side

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 3:00PM

For the past 20 years the former music teacher turned storyteller has toured the Pacific Northwest, as well as other parts of the country, as the star of a one-woman “living history’ program.

Elections dumps controversial ballot-tracker system

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 4:08PM

County Auditor Milene Henley said that after Superior Court Judge Don Eaton decided that the tracking system violated a state law that requires any voting system to obtain federal certification, she decided not to appeal that decision, but instead to abandon the MIBT system, even though Henley insists that the MIBT system did not in any way compromise ballot secrecy.

Puzzled by pick of photos of the past | Letters

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 8:00PM

Why do people put in a photo of the person at a very young age, someone who was born in, say, 1920 when the current year is 2013?

Book sale a boon thanks to you all | Letters

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 3:00AM updated at 9:51AM

We are fortunate to live in a community with so many people willing to pitch in on this event to help support our fine library’s programs.

Insider’s view: San Juan County Council in the spotlight | Guest Column

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 5:00AM

The fee for every document recorded at the auditor’s office includes a one dollar charge dedicated to historic preservation projects in the county.

Campfires banned in all state parks — until further notice

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 11:53AM

Campers will be allowed to use devices that allow for control of combustion, including propane and liquid gas stoves appropriate for camping and backcountry use; propane barbecue devices that do not use solid briquettes; propane or pressurized white gas warming devices that have a shield or base; and solid fuel citronella or other candles in a metal bucket or glass container.

Aeronautical Services to host 40th anniversary, birthday bash

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 12:00PM

The Friday Harbor-based commercial airfreight company will commemorate 40 years of delivering packages by air with a reunion and open house.

Ranker elected president of regional economic development group

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 7:00PM

PNWER works to increase the economic well-being, coordinate energy, economic and environmental strategies and enhance competitiveness of the region.

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