Pinching pennies, pay cuts, drawn down in reserves in store for SJ EMS

  • Today at 8:00AM

The 2015 EMS budget calls for cost-cutting, including salary reductions for administrative staff, and tapping reserves to shore up revenue, but change in "zero-balance" billing policy for district residents.


Community Events, November 2014

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Lytton to tackle leadership role in state House

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 7:00AM

“With education funding, the entire state budget, and a number of other key issues set to dominate,” Lytton said in a press release. “I’m expecting this to be one of the busiest and most significant sessions in recent memory.”

Friday Harbor Food Bank: helping to brighten the holidays for those in need

  • Nov 23, 2014 at 8:00PM

About 150 families rely on the Friday Harbor Food Bank every week to help put food on the table and make ends meet. In anticipation of Thanksgiving, the Food Bank provides a T-Day Dinner package, complete with a frozen turkey (Kings Market) traditional trimmings, stuffing and vegetables, and pumpkin pie, too.

Mailbox mayhem, stranded—not forgotten, run down by 'mis-brake'; San Juan County Sheriff's Log

  • Nov 23, 2014 at 7:25PM

Nov. 1: A Lopez deputy responded to a reported vandalism. Eight mailboxes had been smashed in the same area of the island. There is no suspect information at this time.

Navy to hold a public meeting on Lopez to discuss Growlers

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 7:00AM

The Navy had indicated it likely would hold the meeting on Friday Harbor, but selected Lopez Island instead. The meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 3, 3–6 p.m. at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.

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