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Friday Harbor's only commercial laundry shutdown by fire

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 11:20AM

The blaze either destroyed or significantly damaged numerous items of equipment, parts of the Web Street building, left a large stockpile of laundry with smoke damage and, according to business owner Robert Kolowitz, could not have come at a worse time of the year.

Wayne Allyn Thoms: Sept. 29, 1928—June 21, 2014 | Passages

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 5:41PM

He was the West Coast editor of Mechanix Illustrated, and as a pilot received all the plum aviation assignments. He flew second seat in the Marine Corps Harrier Jet, had many airplanes but his favorite was his Pressurized P-210.

County council ponders renewal of '09 levy 'lid-lift'; $1M in yearly revenue at stake

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 6:01PM

The 2009 ballot measure, known at that time as Proposition 1, guaranteed funding for programs such as public health, parks, senior services, and 4-H programs, passing by a wide margin. It included a "sunset clause" and is slated to expire in 2016 unless renewed by voters.

Dept. of Ecology: 'monster' within our midst | Letters

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 11:30AM

If DOE focuses on making an example of the Honeywells by making them into villains and excessively fining them, DOE will soon be emboldened to reach further down the food chain for anyone else who might gain them a buck or two, whether they are guilty or not, and regardless of intent.

Be part of a musical tradition; join together with the band

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 12:50PM

The Friday Harbor Fourth of July Community Marching Band seeks musicians of any age or skill level to join the band and take part in the upcoming parade. Rehearsals are June 23, June 25 and June 27, with final rehearsals June 30 and July 2 in the Friday Harbor High School Band room.

OPALCO strikes deal with Vulcan, expands wireless capacity

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 3:41PM

By purchasing a portion of the wireless company's 700 MHz FCC-licensed frequency, the power cooperative expects to increase its ability to communicate with crews in the field, better monitor remote equipment and improve emergency communications countywide

It’s your Community Foundation | Guest Column

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 3:00PM

In the coming weeks and months you will be seeing a lot more of your community foundation—in the newspaper, on your computer, at the Farmers’ Market, at the County Fair, at gatherings where we will be seeking your input on community needs and services.

Classic Bard 'rom-com' featured in Stage Left's 'Shakespeare Under the Stars'

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 3:55PM

Island Stage Left returns home to San Juan Island to present "Shakespeare Under the Stars," featuring the Bard's time-tested (400-plus years!) rib-tickling romantic comedy, "Twelfth Night" beginning tonight, July 17, at the Roche Harbor Resort Outdoor Stage. The curtain goes up at 8:15 p.m.

Why I like Mike…Lapointe, that is, for Congress | As I See It

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jul 17, 2014 at 4:58PM

We wonder why no one in a position in authority is addressing issues that make us angry, like the proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point and Navy jet noise. Now is our chance to install someone who will do something: Mike Lapointe, independent candidate for Congress.

SJI Community Foundation awards $152K in academic scholarships

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 5:37PM

The total amount awarded by the Community Foundation for the 2014/15 academic years includes scholarships for 2014 graduates, as well as for prior graduates of San Juan Island schools, and others qualified recipients.

$300K 'challenge' grant fuels fundraising drive for more homes at Sun Rise

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 4:36PM

San Juan Community Home Trust is ready to begin to raise money to build 12 to 14 new homes. To help this effort along, a long-time local supporter of the Home Trust has offered a $300,000 Challenge Grant—the challenge being to match that amount through other donations.

New spin, twist for Pig War Picnic | Letters

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 6:00PM

Kiwanis Club of Friday Harbor is pleased and proud to present this years Fourth of July Pig War Picnic at the Historical Museum Park.

Through the lens: San Juan Marathon 2014 | Slideshow

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 7:00AM

The "50-and-over-crowd" made what is perhaps its strongest showing to date at the San Juan Island Marathon, proving age is irrelevant—or at least not a handicap—in a grueling, long distance run on the road.

Penny Lee Williams: Aug. 24, 1943—June 17, 2014 | Passages

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 9:00AM

Penny was a strong woman with strong beliefs. She held herself to a high standard of ethics and was very generous to those around her.

Power of pedal for free on Friday Harbor

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 11:00AM

Travel Light Cycles and the Port of Friday Harbor have joined forces to make mechanically sound bicycles available to visitors and guests.

Purple Power: Pelindaba to host 13th annual Lavender Festival

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 12:56PM

Find out why lavender has a seemingly endless number of uses and applications at San Juan Island's 13th annual Lavender Festival, hosted by Pelindaba Lavender Farm, Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20.

Story gains new fans, imagination unfolds

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 3:00PM

The feature highlights D’Errico’s goal to turn challenges into triumphs through a soccer superhero character, “Ammon Walker,” created as part of a Talenthouse art invite sponsored by Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.

New law targets purchase, sale, condition of older, longer boats

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 7:00PM updated Jul 18, 2014 at 3:59PM

The law applies to buyers and sellers of boats 65 feet or longer, and boats age 40 or over, and requires a marine survey (seller) and proof of insurance (buyer) before sale and title transfer. But that's not all...

Climate change in the Pacific NW, impacts explored

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 6:21PM

Lara Whitely Binder, outreach and climate adaptation specialist at the U of W Climate Impacts Group, will discuss the group's goal to increase resilience of the Pacific Northwest to fluctuations in climate, highlighting researched focused on water resources, aquatic and marine ecosystems, forests and coasts, July 24, at the San Juan Island Grange.

Eleanor Settles Lumley: 1922—2014 | Passages

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 6:37PM

Eleanor attended school in Friday Harbor and spent many wonderful years at the Lime Kiln Lighthouse, where her father worked as the lighthouse keeper until 1945. Lighthouses always held a special place in her heart.

Bicycles missing; the ones you can borrow for free | Letters

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 6:46PM

I'm hoping that the someone(s) who took them just abandon them out in the woods. The forks and rear racks are painted lime green, thus very identifiable. Please keep an eye out for them.

Michael Eugene Copas: 1958-2014 | Passages

  • Jun 26, 2014 at 7:00AM

Most of all, Mike loved his motorcycle. He loved riding whenever he could, and always looked forward to his yearly ride with the “guys.” Mike loved the sense of freedom he got when he was out on the road.

Summer rush, season of change at PIMC | Guest Column

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 7:00AM

Three board-certified Emergency Department physicians, Roy Graves, Jason Heiner, and Kevin Bowman have joined our team that together provides care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This increase in ED staff couldn’t come soon enough, as we’ve already seen plenty of summer-related accidents that require immediate attention.

Each one on a course all their own

  • Jun 26, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 12:42PM

Road less traveled leads to degree for five Skagit Valley College graduates. Though small in number the graduating class, five in all, are “rich in background and in diversity.”

San Juan man cited for dumping tires on shoreline of westside preserve; penalties compound

  • Jun 26, 2014 at 12:41PM

A 33-year-old San Juan Island man, accused of dumping a mass of auto tires on the shoreline of a westside preserve, faces a $1,000 fine and a $4,700 cleanup bill, and possible prosecution on criminal charges. And, that's just the start.

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