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Transfer of ancient Samish canoe builds bridges to the past

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 9:46AM

A Samish canoe, believed to date from pre-contact, was carried once around the gathering hall, then placed in the middle of the room on blankets that had been laid out earlier, as part of a June 28 transfer ceremony between San Juan Island Historical Society and the Samish Nation. A name was bestowed on the canoe: S7alexw, which means “The Old One.”

Fireworks ban? It’s more like a free-for-all | Letters

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 10:00AM

We pet owners tranquilize our pets for the 4th, and did not expect or want to do it a second time. So a dutiful call to 911 nets me another phone number that no one answers.

Backdraft: the ‘Voice’ of the Fly-In | Guest Column

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 12:00PM

In February 1970, Rick was the On-Scene Search and Rescue Commander for the rescue of two downed US Navy crew who had been shot down in their A-6 Intruder, along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

State fines SJ Island westside property owner $79K for waterfront clearcut

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 1:50PM

The Washington Department of Ecology issued two penalties and a corrective-action order to Orca Dreams, LLC for removing at least 80 trees from 1.25 acres of shoreline last fall.

San Juans ‘arts’ scene takes center stage

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 6:00AM

A statewide advocate for the arts, ArtsWA speaks up for the value of public art and helps to build leadership in the arts in local communities, strengthens arts education in public schools, promote the arts as a creative industry, expand participation in the arts, and maintains the state’s Art Collection on behalf of Washington residents.

Best part of summer vacation? Getting home in time for the 4th of July | Ferry Home Companion

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 7:00AM

One of John's gifts was a "Sneaky Pete" pool cue. The next day we foolishly asked John if we could go to the pool room. "Sure," he said, "although I might be a bit rusty." I should have known better.

San Juan Island Conservation Corps... making an impact

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 10:32AM

For youth to actively engage in hands-on projects, as well as participate in community stewardship decisions that have a lasting impact on generations to come, helps build their confidence as thoughtful visionaries and participating activists, whether they're working with public lands or any position that emphasizes service learning and social and ecological improvement.

DeGraff granddaughter wins gold at national gymnastics competition

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 2:03PM

Twelve-year-old Ariana Deacon, granddaughter of Norm and Teresa DeGraff, finished first in the double-mini trampoline event to claim a gold medal at the USA Level 5-7 Tumbling & Trampoline National Gymnastics Competition, June 11-15, in Spokane.

George ‘Buster’ Flaherty: 1919—2014 | Passages

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 5:00PM

Buster graduated from Orcas High School in 1937 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served four years aboard the USS Arizona, which was later sunk at Pearl Harbor.

Cats far from kind to their neighbors... they're killers | As I See It

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Feral cats and house cats together are one of the top threats to U.S. wildlife, responsible for the deaths of between 1.4 and 3.7 billion birds, and 6.9 to 20.7 billion mammals annually. That's right, billion, with a capital "B".

San Juans shorelines at risk from floods? FEMA at work to let you know

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 11:58AM

As of today, San Juan County lacks specified flood elevations in FEMA flood insurance rate maps. Information collected in the upcoming shoreline field work is intended to ensure that the agency's map modeling will more accurately reflect conditions on the ground.

San Juan hospital commission taps Taylor

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Jul 14, 2014 at 10:06AM

The commission voted without dissent June 25 to appoint Mike Taylor of Islanders Bank, vice president and senior loan officer, to fill part of the unexpired term of former commissioner Keri Talbott. That position will be up for election in November 2015.

Foundation helps mend the cracks | Letters

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 5:00PM

The San Juan Island Family Resource Center and the Friday Harbor Food Bank are two such organizations who continue to benefit from the generosity of the San Juan Island Community Foundation and its donors.

Orcas no paradise for its ‘have-nots’ | Letters

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 12:00PM

If one doesn’t have to live in an urban growth area because of size restrictions on acreage/house ratios, Orcas is lovely.

Changes in store, but I’m still here | Letters

  • Jul 13, 2014 at 1:00PM

I have no plans now or in the immediate future to retire or leave the island. I remain committed to this community and to providing the best health care possible to island residents.

Bulletin: Risk of wildland fire on the rise

  • Jul 14, 2014 at 8:41AM

While visitors and residents enjoy a prolonged stretch of warm, dry weather, fire officials are casting a wary eye upon an increasing risk of wildland fires.

'Our Stories': Helping to heal wounds through art

  • Jul 14, 2014 at 10:53AM

San Juan County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services is looking for survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault who would like to tell their story through art, and to feature those stories in "Survivor's Art Gallery" at this year's county fair.

County Fair seeks superintendents; fine arts & photography

  • Jul 14, 2014 at 7:43PM

“This is getting to the critical point as the Fair is just four weeks away," Fair Manager Jennifer Allen said. “This would be a great opportunity for an organization or group to take over these popular exhibits.”

Update: Vehicle plunges into backyard pond; man trapped inside dies

  • Jul 14, 2014 at 8:00PM updated Jul 15, 2014 at 1:09PM

Emergency responders tried without success to resuscitate an 88-year-old San Juan Island man after the vehicle that he and two others were traveling in plunged into a backyard pond Monday afternoon on the westside of San Juan Island, trapping him inside.

Dungeness larvae: key to better understanding of population?

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 11:21AM

Researchers from SeaDoc and the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory in California are looking for local Dungeness crab larvae, called megalopae, to better understand population dynamics and crab fishery cycles.

Art, food, music, and more at Summer Arts Fair

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 11:27AM

The Summer Arts Fair is the largest and longest-running art show in the islands. Court Street will be chalk-a-block with rows of white tents, where talented artists show and sell their wares, food vendors offer a variety of delectable options; picnic on the lawn and explore fine art, pottery, textiles, jewelry, paintings, photography, sculpture, and more.

Milestones on the path of island art | Letters

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 5:00PM

IMA takes a lot of satisfaction in having kept the arts program alive at the elementary school, and was gratified to receive the Community Leadership Award from the Washington Association of School Administrators for these efforts.

Salute to the vets of our island pets | Letters

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 11:00AM

Thank you for your wonderful care of our loved pet companions. I’m sure we are joined by many in this extension of gratefulness.

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.

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