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- May 31, 2012 at 8:00AM
On May 25, the Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District Advisory Board submitted a draft operations plan to the San Juan County Council for a locally operated solid waste and recycling operation.
- Jun 1, 2012 at 4:59PM
Pioneer underwater photographer, educator, diver, and ambassador to the marine environment, Ernest H. Brooks II, will bring his vision of the world beneath the sea to life in both a multi-media presentation and a photography exhibit.
- Jun 9, 2012 at 2:00PM updated Jun 11, 2013 at 9:03AM
If you viewed the San Juan Islands from the air, as we did many times over these years, the difference from 1970 to the present is dramatic. In fact, population growth in San Juan County has been explosive.
- Jun 10, 2012 at 9:00AM updated Jun 11, 2013 at 9:04AM
Besides spreading misinformation regarding our CAO, many are misquoting information, confusing the public, and providing distractions like the idea of "The Commons". Private property is not the commons, and our CAO is not protection of the commons.
- Jun 12, 2012 at 5:58PM
While misdemeanors are normally prosecuted in district court, chief deputy criminal prosecutor Charlie Silverman said that 35-year-old Eric Lawson will stand trial in superior court, typically reserved for felonies, because several alleged victims are district court employees.
- Jun 13, 2012 at 9:15AM
As part of a collaborative effort to enhance arts education, the San Juan Island School District and the Islands Museum of Art and Sculpture Park are conducting a survey and inviting the community to participate. The collected information will be used for planning and acquiring funding for future programs and arts instruction in the district.
- Jun 13, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jun 14, 2013 at 9:36AM
The San Juan Islands Museum of Art and Sculpture Park announces the winners of "Above and Beneath the Sea,” a photo competition sponsored in conjunction with Ernest H. Brooks II’s photography exhibition and island visit. A world renowned underwater photographer, and former CEO of the Brooks Institute of Photography, Brooks volunteered to be the honorable judge.
- Jun 20, 2012 at 10:00AM updated at 1:10PM
San Juan County and the Department of Natural Resources is working together to identify and deal with problem vessels before they sink and pollute the water. The county's Derelict Vessel Removal Program has been proactive, according to coordinator Joanruth Baumann, but she said the statutes that define the program make it difficult to address vessels that have a high- risk potential, but may not be clearly ready to sink.
- Jun 22, 2012 at 3:15PM
The Elton Bennett Estate Art Show and Sale is at the Shaw Island General Store Annex at the ferry landing, July 4, 5, 6 and 7, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.
- Jun 25, 2012 at 3:17PM
On June 6, 2,261 signatures collected in support of Initiative 2012-4 to ban the propagation of genetically modified organisms in San Juan County where handed in to the county auditor. The initiative, formulated by a group called GMO-Free San Juans, has support from a wide spectrum of individuals, including farmers, within our community. Education, outreach, and financial support continue as the group prepares for the measure being placed on a county-wide ballot in November.
- Jul 11, 2012 at 4:58PM
Washington State University Extension announces Terri Brown as San Juan County’s new Food Safety and Preservation Advisor.
- Jul 18, 2012 at 10:29AM
The 42nd Annual Shaw Classic is August 11. All boats are grouped into divisions depending upon their type, class and handicap ratings. The divisions include multihulls, unballasted centerboards, registered Performance Handicap Racing Fleet boats and cruising sailboats of all sizes and rigs.
- Jul 25, 2012 at 12:18PM
The first Island Museum of Art’s Visual Artist Registry Exhibit, "Winter is the King of Snowmen,” is Nov. 16 - December at the Islands Museum of Art in Friday Harbor.
- Jul 26, 2012 at 9:18AM
The San Juan Island Community Foundation has created a matching gift opportunity. They will match 50 percent of every donation (up to $5,000) made to the “Arts in our Schools: Steam II” program through the foundation’s website. Organizers said $10,000 needs to be raised to take full advantage of the match.
- Jul 26, 2012 at 3:33PM
A free workshop at the San Juan County Fairgrounds teaches you how to learn how to build a three-bin composting system, Saturday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fairgrounds. The workshop is sponsored by Public Works, WSU Extension and Ag Program, San Juan Islands Conservation District, and the Department of Ecology.
- Aug 1, 2012 at 9:39AM
A free activist workshop with Glen Morgan, Saturday, Aug. 4, 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m., at the American Legion, 155 First Street in Friday Harbor.
- Aug 2, 2012 at 10:46AM
Everyone wants to go home with Dungeness crabs, and their crab pots, after the time and effort spent in crabbing. In recent years, record numbers of Dungeness crabs have been harvested, with more than 10 million pounds of crab being taken in 2011 alone. Each year, over 12,000 crab pots are lost.
- Aug 7, 2012 at 9:00PM updated Aug 8, 2013 at 10:07AM
With as many as 2,000 ballots still to be counted, votes in favor of Proposition 1, which would raise the local sales tax by 3/10 of 1 percent, outnumbered opposition by just 195 votes. Meanwhile, local voters backed state Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas, in a big way in his reelection bid.
- Aug 8, 2012 at 7:02PM
Backed by a 312-vote advantage and with only 600 ballots or so left to count, Auditor Milene Henley said that Proposition 1, which will increase the sales tax paid in San Juan County by three-tenths of 1 percent, is headed to victory.
- Aug 9, 2012 at 5:00PM updated Aug 14, 2013 at 9:11AM
No matter what the statistics say, if you are unemployed, your rate is 100 percent. If you are looking for a job in our county but have been unsuccessful, check out the free services offered by the Career Center, along with a list of job openings.
- Aug 10, 2012 at 7:08PM
Mother and newborn were traveling side-by-side in the waters of Haro Strait when the two were first spotted together, on Aug. 6. Given the size of the calf — particularly small — and its appearance — a floppy dorsal fin and fetal folds (creases) still visible — Erin Heydenreich of the Center for Whale Research said that J-49 was definitely "very, very new" at that time.
- Aug 13, 2012 at 10:58AM
On any given day, visitors can be see milling around shops in Eastsound, eating ice cream, walking on the beach and camping in Moran State Park. But islanders are skeptical as to whether or not this summer’s tourism is actually boosting the economy. Here’s a snapshot of how things are going when it comes to ferry riders, tourism, real estate and unemployment.
- Aug 16, 2012 at 12:16PM
Transient orcas known as the T-36's are somewhat regular visitors to the islands any time of the year, said Tom Averna, of Deer Harbor Charters.
- Aug 23, 2012 at 9:00AM updated Aug 27, 2013 at 10:57AM
Well-known Pacific Northwest historian Lorraine McConaghy will present a program based on her new book, “New Land, North of the Columbia.”
- Aug 22, 2012 at 5:00PM updated Aug 23, 2013 at 9:06AM
Decatur friends and relatives are grieving for the loss of a vibrant and neighborly young man, friendly, kind and jovial. He liked to laugh, play tricks and enriched our lives with his wit and caring.
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