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Cat's eye of a Jack-o'-lantern? Nope... solar eclipse over San Juan

A pair of sunspots standout in the center of a photograph taken on San Juan ISland of the Oct. 23 solar eclipse  - Contributed photo/Ron Stanger
  • Oct 23, 2014 at 4:12PM

San Juan Island's Ron Stanger was near his Hillcrest neighborhood home when he snapped this photo of the Oct. 23 solar eclipse. How'd he capture the image? Read on...

 

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Lawsuit over road could put kibosh on San Juan Island pot farm

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

The contested use of Fieldstone Road is the latest in a series of legal entanglements facing the west side marijuana operation. Neighbors are also contesting a decision by San Juan County that the Sun Grown San Juan operation will have no adverse environmental impact on the area's natural resources.

'A day in the life of Lolita' sheds light on the orca's plight

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Oct 22, 2014 at 9:13AM

The filmmaker claims the tank’s compressed dimensions violate the Animal Welfare Act, and according to Visser, cause Lolita to demonstrate “stereotypic behaviors” that are both abnormal and repetitive, and actions not seen of an animal in its natural habitat.

Baby killer whale, first in two years, goes missing, presumed dead

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Oct 22, 2014 at 8:29AM

The Center for Whale Research confirmed that the baby, L-120, first identified Sept. 6 off the west side of San Juan Island, was nowhere to be seen when its mother, L-86, along with other members of L-pod, were recently photographed in the waters of Juan de Fuca Strait.

Oregon woman accidentally shoots herself when weapon in luggage discharges

  • Oct 20, 2014 at 7:51PM

The 34-year-old reportedly was handling her luggage, moving the bags about, when a single round from an unholstered firearm in one of the bags discharged and struck her. She was airlifted from Lopez Island with non-life-threatening injuries.

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