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Standing up in Friday Harbor for the '99 %' | Guest Column

  • Oct 25, 2011 at 2:00PM updated Oct 26, 2011 at 11:31AM

The only way to temper greed is by uniting against it in thought, word and action. That is what I believe the Occupy Movement is attempting to do, and it is what I know we are trying to do here in our facet of the movement in Friday Harbor.

The wounds of domestic violence are not easily healed | Guest Column

  • Oct 26, 2011 at 9:00AM updated at 11:35AM

As community members we have a choice. We can ignore the impact of domestic violence on children and leave children to fend for themselves or we can commit ourselves to providing the resources necessary to assist these children to live less traumatic and more productive lives.

Friday Harbor teen sentenced to seven years for mother's murder

  • Nov 2, 2011 at 8:00PM updated Nov 8, 2011 at 2:30PM

On Wednesday, Eaton, who presides over both juvenile and superior courts, accepted the foundations of an intricately designed plea bargain, in which the Friday Harbor teen agreed to plead guilty as a juvenile to first-degree murder and to receive the maximum sentence allowed, confinement up until the age of 21. He also agreed as part of that deal to plead guilty to one count of first-degree arson, but as an adult.

League of Women Voters distributes 'They Represent You'

  • Nov 3, 2011 at 1:00PM updated Nov 4, 2011 at 11:50AM

The local chapter of the League of Women Voters has produced a flyer for public distribution called They Represent You.

Land Bank's Prop. 1: too close to call

  • Nov 8, 2011 at 9:12PM

With roughly 50 percent of ballots counted in Tuesday's election, Proposition 1, which seeks voter approval on renewal of the Land Bank's 1 percent tax on local real estate sales for 12 more years, held a narrow lead of only 141 votes.

NOAA: expect gale force Friday in San Juan, Whatcom, Skagit counties

  • Nov 10, 2011 at 3:44PM

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released the following warnings for San Juan, Whatcom and Western Skagit counties:

Bellingham man drowns in Blakely Island marina

  • Nov 13, 2011 at 1:11PM

Divers discovered the body of Donald Mierzeski, 42, at the bottom of the marina near where his 35-foot sailboat was moored. Mierzeski moored his sailboat at the marina in anticipation of the Saturday's annual "Round the County" sailboat race.

Luster off the Land Bank?

  • Nov 15, 2011 at 9:00AM updated at 1:17PM

When all votes are tallied, Prop. 1 will pass, but not by much

Friday's planning commission hearing on CAO wetlands postponed

  • Nov 17, 2011 at 4:14PM

By postponing the hearing, county officials will have time to "take a step back", evaluate assorted public comments and to discuss pending changes to the wetland section with its consultants and with local biologists, engineers and hydrologists

Q&A with Brandon Vance

  • Nov 21, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Nov 29, 2011 at 8:57AM

Brandon Vance, of Seattle, and Mark Minkler, of Lopez, will be playing a concert of Scottish, Irish, and Cape Breton style music at Isle Be Jammin’, Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

Giving ‘Thanks’ for public safety

  • Nov 21, 2011 at 1:00PM

San Juan County Sheriff’s Department took time out in this season of “giving” to celebrate several award-winning members of the force.

'Barefoot Bandit' returns to Island County Dec. 16

  • Nov 22, 2011 at 9:00AM updated at 11:44AM

The South Whidbey Record is reporting that Colton Harris-Moore is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, Dec. 16 to enter guilty pleas to crimes he allegedly committed in the state. Harris-Moore, a 20-year-old Camano Island resident, has already pleaded guilty to seven federal criminal charges in U.S. District Court in Seattle.

Lonely abalone? SeaDoc-supported study finds them fewer and far between

  • Nov 25, 2011 at 11:06AM

SeaDoc-supported research about Northern Abalone was recently published in the journal, "Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.

'The Big One': potential local impacts of a earthquake or tsunami in the San Juans

  • Nov 28, 2011 at 8:00AM updated Nov 29, 2011 at 11:15AM

The Pacific Coast has no such comprehensive written history, and for a long time quake experts believed that the closest fault, the Cascadia subduction zone, was safely aseismic.

State Ferries' Moseley meets with FAC in Friday Harbor Thursday; live streaming online

  • Nov 30, 2011 at 10:58AM

The meeting, meant for residents of the San Juans and Anacortes, will be streamed live from the county website,

What makes the Lopez Island Library so grand?

  • Dec 6, 2011 at 3:00PM updated Dec 7, 2011 at 11:16AM

Lopez Library was recently featured in American Library Association's, "I Love Libraries" publication.

Two cars, one Discover Pass — no problem under new legislation

  • Dec 8, 2011 at 8:46AM

Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, proposes legislation allowing Washington’s Discover Pass to transfer between vehicles.

San Juan pilot escapes emergency landing without injury

  • Dec 13, 2011 at 10:00AM updated at 1:05PM

Engine failure forced a 70-year-old man, en route to Lopez Island at the time, to make an emergency landing in a pasture near the intersection of Bailer Hill and Douglas roads, at about 9 a.m., moments after taking off from a nearby private airstrip.

Media circus follows Barefoot Bandit to Whidbey

  • Dec 14, 2011 at 10:00AM updated at 12:31PM

People who are curious about the Barefoot Bandit should stay away from Coupeville Friday and instead go online to catch live action from the courtroom, law enforcement officials are begging. Colton Harris-Moore, the world-famous burglar and airplane thief, will be in Island County Superior Court Friday to enter 30 guilty pleas for crimes he allegedly committed in three counties. A media circus is coming to town. Detective Ed Wallace with the Island County Sheriff’s Office is coordinating the expected onslaught of TV cameras and reporters. He said the major TV networks will all be at the hearing, including NBC’s Dateline and possibly CBS’s 48 Hours.

San Juan County gets $405,830 from state's $30 million in salmon recovery grants

  • Dec 15, 2011 at 1:20PM

The Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board today announced the award of nearly $30 million in grants to organizations around the state to help bring salmon back from the brink of extinction. “These grants do two things: They provide needed money for local organizations to help repair damaged rivers and streams and protect the most pristine areas,” said Don “Bud” Hover, chair of the state funding board. “They also create jobs. They will put people to work improving the environment and restoring something that is important to Washington’s economy: salmon.”

New website set up for Barefoot Bandit hearing

  • Dec 15, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Dec 16, 2011 at 8:58AM

Island County officials are warning that the county's website might crash if a mass of curious folks log on to watch the Barefoot Bandit's sentencing hearing in Coupeville Friday. As a result, the company that runs the county's video streaming service is encouraging people to go directly to the firm's website, It has a link to the live stream of the Colton Harris-Moore hearing, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Winter ferry schedule is near — with changes in tow

  • Dec 16, 2011 at 11:02AM

Washington State Ferries will make several sailing schedule adjustments around Christmas and Hanukkah, and all routes switch over to the winter sailing schedule on Jan. 1.

Skipper escapes, boat sinks in predawn blaze near Shipyard Cove

  • Dec 20, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Dec 23, 2011 at 9:07PM

San Juan Island Fire Department Steve Marler said the blaze was under control about 45 minutes after the Confidence arrived at the scene, but too much damage had been done for the Caliph V, owned by San Juan Island's Scott Forbes, to stay afloat. It sank in about 40 feet of water.

Orca J-16 gives birth to fifth calf

  • Dec 21, 2011 at 9:50AM

NOAA's NW Fisheries Science Center and the Center for Whale Research have confirmed that 39-year-old J16 (Slick) gave birth to a new baby calf in Puget Sound on Dec. 17, probably only a few hours judging from the fresh fetal folds, before being seen and photographed by veteran field researcher Candice Emmons of NWSFC.

Prosecutor says pending budget cut will 'disrupt justice' | Opinion

  • Dec 23, 2011 at 12:00PM updated at 9:09PM

In a prepared statement released Dec. 20, Prosecuting Attorney Randy Gaylord says his office will be forced to substantially reduce the number of misdemeanor cases it pursues because of a pending $30,600 budget cut in 2012.

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