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County council calls on governor to reject proposed cuts in ferry service

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 10:48AM

For the San Juans, the proposed service reduction includes: extending the winter service from 12 weeks to 20 weeks: no service to Sidney, BC; and reducing service on the San Juans inter-island routes.

A harvest for the senses

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 10:32AM

A fully integrated estate, growing, harvesting and distilling all its lavender oil on site, Pelindaba Lavender Farm cultivates 25,000 lavender plants on 25 acres and distills over 100 gallons of lavender oil each fall.

Fellow deputy backs challenger in sheriff's race | Letters

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 3:58PM

Communication is key in leadership. Ron has, as a peacemaker, not only in the community, but within the agency, has repeatedly proven himself to be a strong communicator.

Ompah-pah-pah, celebrate fall in Bavarian style, Oktoberfest

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 3:39PM

Enjoy a Bavarian-themed evening of fun, games and events, complete with beer, brats and desserts, and bring your German heritage dog along for a Dachshund race, Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Friday Harbor fairgrounds, beginning at 5 p.m.

San Juan Island man admits to selling cocaine, gets 16-month prison term

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 7:00AM

An investigation of alleged drug peddling led to a series of undercover drug buys, in which an informant paid a Friday Harbor about $250 for a so-called "eight ball" of cocaine, roughly 3.4 grams, twice in mid-December and two more times in January.

Third annual Chili Cook-off, one hot competition

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 11:15AM

Will the SJISD Food for Thought reign as victors for the third year in a row? Or will last year's runner-up, Cask and Schooner, crush the defending champs like red pepper? Find out Saturday, Oct. 11, at Brickworks Plaza, 3:30 p.m.

Levy hike for SJ EMS? More information, please | Letters

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 2:34PM

I have the highest respect for the EMS personnel but do have concerns regarding the fiscal management of our tax dollars. If your tax revenue increases due to a rebound in property values, how will you the deal with the excess revenue?

WSF reservations to debut in December, like it or not... many don't

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 2:21PM

While some islanders are in favor of a guaranteed travel option, other islanders have gone as far as creating a petition against the new program.

Quality healthcare undermined by sloppy reporting, misguided press release | Letters

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 7:31PM

It is difficult enough to practice medicine and to maintain public credibility without the added burden of inaccurate press releases and inadequate fact-checking. Witness the mess of health system errors and horrible reporting nationally on the Ebola virus situation.

Somewhere Barney Oldfield sheds a tear, but it's time for me, and some of my compatriots, to hang up the keys | Opinion

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 7:20PM

Sure, he may have gotten a start in the horse-and-buggy days, but columnist Howard Schonberger, as he hands over the keys, can wax nostalgic with the best of 'em about those very first days, and about his many adventures, behind the wheel.

It’s that time of year once again…are you ready for the flu? | Guest Column

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 8:00AM

Getting a flu vaccine is easy, and it is the single-best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from flu. Get vaccinated early and stay protected throughout the flu season. Find a list of flu clinics below.

Lights, camera, action... FH Film Festival set to begin, Friday

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 11:38AM

In keeping in step with last year’s event, this year's Film Festival, Nov. 7-9, will feature several films with a uniquely local element, including the premiere of "The Barefoot Bandit Documentary," an in-depth look at the infamous exploits of the San Juan Islands once most-wanted teen, Colton Harris-Moore, and the seeds of his multi-year, headline grabbing crime spree.

Petroleum projects abound; Salish Sea under siege | Guest Column

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 1:03PM

San Juan County is surrounded by the greatest risk of a major oil spill—both the existing oil spill risk and the future risk if the new and expanding terminal project proposals are approved. The Shell refinery expansion is just one...

Election 2014: Krebs earns decisive win in sheriff's race

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 8:50PM

In a first-ever bid for public office, deputy Ron Krebs grabbed an insurmountable lead in a hotly contested 2014 sheriff's race. Krebs, an eight-year veteran of the force and former deputy guild president, collected 3,372 votes of 5,244 ballots tallied on election night, earning 64 percent of the Nov. 4 early election returns.

Voters back renewal of county 'lid-lift'

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 9:01PM

With a total of 5,645 ballots tallied on the Nov. 4 election night, an initial voter-turnout of 47 percent, "Yes" votes for Prop. 1 outnumber "No" votes 3,264 to 2,151, or 60 percent versus 40 percent.

Strike two; proposed EMS levy hike rejected

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 9:44PM

With 3,085 ballots tallied on the Nov. 4 election night, 53 percent of the district's 5,774 registered voters, "No" votes outnumbered "Yes" votes 1,501 to 1,439, or 51 percent to 49 percent (145 voters failed to cast a vote on the measure).

Town voters green-light sales-tax hike for better streets, narrowly

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 10:17PM

An upward trajectory may be sufficient to put the measure over the top, which would raise the sales tax in town from 8.1 percent to 8.3 percent over the course of the measure's 10-year span.

Sexual assault, it can happen here

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

Officials warn about danger of drugs, date rape. While the cases are currently at a stand still because of victims’ reluctance to testify, the need to educate the public has become apparent.

A big ‘High-5’ for getting informed | Letters

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 11:04AM

More than 200 people from San Juan, Orcas and Lopez engaged the candidates and issue representatives in lively discussion.

Abuse ignored by blaming the victim | Guest Column

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 12:00PM

When violence against women makes the headlines, people often ask: “Why does she stay?” But this question wrongly places the burden on the victim. It is time to stop asking “why does she stay?” and instead ask “why is he violent?”

Serenity's white flag; a 'brand' that will carry Friday Harbor far | Letters

  • Oct 13, 2014 at 1:44PM

I believe Friday Harbor should adopt the White “Serenity” Flag as its brand to celebrate our unique culture of peace, freedom, independence and heritage.

Wolverines bag playoff win, clinch state berth | Boys soccer

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Nov 5, 2014 at 1:41PM

The victory clinches a spot in the state 2B tournament quarterfinals for the Wolverines, the program's first appearance at state since 2005. They will play two more district playoff games in the next week to decide state seeding, starting with a showdown Wednesday, Nov.5, against undefeated Mount Vernon Christian (17-0).

From blueprint to blue sky

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 3:00PM

Already established in their careers, two Island Air pilots, each in their early 30s, are discovering they’re not the ‘young guys’ Jamieson is hoping will be inspired to pursue flying by becoming involved in the Pietenpole build.

Accidents occur; are we prepared? | Letters

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 3:00PM

With the proposed increase in shipping coal, crude oil, and natural gas through our island waterways (on tankers two or more times larger than the Simushir), are we just hoping to get lucky, too? Or will we be prepared?

Year after assault conviction, Orcas man charged with meth possession

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 5:00PM

Stanley Vincent Sing pleaded not guilty in San Juan County Superior Court to one count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and was released on $10,000 bail pending trial.

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