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Co-op should look before giant leap | Letters

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 8:00PM

As a co-op, we, members, would like to be treated as partners/co-owners, not as passive bill-payers with no voice in decision-making.

Salute for support of ‘shoebox’ gifts | Letters

  • Dec 6, 2013 at 10:00AM

The generosity of our Friday Harbor community has just sent 225 shoeboxes to be part of this mission.

County earmarks $6M for capital improvements in 2014

  • Dec 6, 2013 at 11:32AM

Major planned capital expenditures included in the 2014 capital improvement plan are $250,000 for a patrol boat based on Lopez and $600,000 for the public safety boat acquisition, most of which will be financed by a federal grant.

‘Kickin’ Carnival thanks to support | Letters

  • Dec 6, 2013 at 4:00PM

The board of Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec would like to thank all of the families who attended the carnival—we hope all of you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves.

Lime Kiln heats up with holiday activities, events

  • Dec 7, 2013 at 8:00AM

A prize for the ugliest sweater in the room is just one of the many events in store as Friends of Lime Kiln State Park celebrate the holiday season

Books, jewelry, gift wrapping and lots more

  • Dec 8, 2013 at 10:00AM

Shop local and support San Juan Island Library at Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale

CenturyLink to credit customers for loss of service in communications outage

  • Dec 8, 2013 at 8:18PM

Meanwhile, the outage and its impact in the San Juans, and CenturyLink's response, remains under investigation by the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission. The commission meets Monday, Dec. 9, in Friday Harbor, beginning at 6 p.m.

Wolverines rout South Whidbey; 55-21 | Girls basketball

  • Dec 8, 2013 at 8:30PM

With the win, Friday Harbor improved to 2-0 on the season. Three days earlier, the Wolverines outpaced Forest Ridge to claim a 73-16 victory in their 2013-14 season opener on the road. Keane (32) and Galt (21) together combined for 53 of the team point total.

Friday Harbor strikes early in win over South Whidbey | Boys basketball

  • Dec 8, 2013 at 8:27PM

Leading 16-12 at the end of the first period, Friday Harbor weathered a barrage of three-pointers by Falcons senior Brandon Asay, three in the first half and a total of six in the game, widened the advantage late in the second period to take a 30-22 lead at the half.

Peeved by petty, pointless parking ticket | Letters

  • Dec 8, 2013 at 10:00PM

The bottom line is the town will now get $25 dollars I would have spent locally. And I could have parked all day long at Target without penalty, shopping on the mainland is starting to have its appeal.

Cracks cause 20K gallon spill in Spring Street water line

  • Dec 10, 2013 at 11:57AM

Town of Friday Harbor Administrator Duncan Wilson said four town employees spent about 12 hours in bone-chilling temperatures, dropping as low as 10 degrees, working to repair the break. It’s the second substantial break in the town’s aging water line in the past 15 months.

Lopez artist earns top award at Zion National Park benefit

  • Dec 10, 2013 at 1:04PM

The week-long event, entitled “In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran”, featured 24 nationally recognized artists, including Lopez Island's Steven Hill, from around the U.S. that were invited to participate.

Season of giving; Kiwanis Club holiday toy drive for kids

  • Dec 10, 2013 at 12:44PM

There will be boxes for toys at Key Bank, Islanders Bank, Wells Fargo, Whidbey Island Bank and Friday Harbor Drug. Kiwanis gladly accepts cash donations that will be turned into toys at our North Pole location.

Criticism misplaced, opponents lack regard for rule of law | Letters

  • Dec 10, 2013 at 1:00PM

Perhaps most incredible is the nature of the protests—the belief that vociferous outcries might cause Mr. Petersen’s lease with Customs to be terminated. Unlike many other comparatively developed countries, our American tradition is not one of settling matters by griping.

Feds avoid dissent by making backroom deals | Letters

  • Dec 10, 2013 at 3:00PM

What is most disturbing is that regardless of public opinion or potential impact to the whole community, self-interest and closed dealings have so far prevailed. This will affect us all—including those that vocally and silently support the landlord and the federal government in this matter.

Of mixed messages & Death with Dignity at PIMC | As I See It

  • Dec 10, 2013 at 5:00PM

When it comes to the issue of PeaceHealth's referrals about the option of Death With Dignity, it is our hospital district commissioners and PIMC chief administrative officer who are muddying the debate with misinformation and half truths.

Reservations? Full steam ahead

  • Dec 11, 2013 at 1:00PM

Ferries received $5.8 million from the state Legislature in early 2010 to implement a reservation system, and it remains a key goal in the agency’s long-range plan.

Ferry workers unfairly vilified by testy traveler | Letters

  • Dec 11, 2013 at 4:37PM

My feelings are that the ferry system itself does not pay enough attention to the needs of the residents of the San Juan Islands, but I totally disagree with Mr. Mercer as to the attitude of the workers.

Stories behind the song; back-to-back performances by SJ Singers this weekend

  • Dec 11, 2013 at 7:00PM updated Dec 13, 2013 at 6:26PM

For 33 years now, once or twice a week, somewhere on San Juan Island, the San Juan Singers choir rehearsal begins.

OPALCO power rates to rise 6 percent

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 6:00AM

In a press release announcing the budget, OPALCO said the rate increase is necessary to meet a nine percent rate increase by the Bonneville Power Administration.

Hudsons: Celebration of Life

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 7:00AM

Family and friends of Frank and Sally Hudson will hold a Celebration of Life for the recently deceased couple

Energy could be better spent than by criticizing US Customs | Letters

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 5:50PM

I am incredibly disappointed in the members of our island community who are spending so much time and energy being angry about US Customs moving to another office...

Holiday Highlights: Omnium Gatherum by Island Stage Left & friends

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Dec 23, 2013 at 10:25AM

A fireside program features dramatic presentations, from the ridiculous to the sublime, and will include musical contributions by special guests Angel Michaels, John Boyne and Beatrice Grauman.

Firewise awards earned by four SJ neighborhoods

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 2:00PM

The Firewise program, sponsored San Juan Island Fire Department, and spearheaded by Ron Garner of San Juan Island Fire & Rescue, has expanded to include 38 communities on San Juan Island.

Town council to consider 2013 budget amendments, Dec. 19

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 2:53PM

Copies of the amendments are available for review at Town Hall, 60 Second Street, Friday Harbor, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday beginning Dec. 17, 2013.

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