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Award-winning trails ensemble launches new series, seeks new recruits

Public officials, islanders and members of the Trails Committee celebrate the opening of The American Camp Trail, connecting Friday Harbor to National Park Service property at San Juan Island
  • Oct 30, 2014 at 10:45AM

A spin-off of its award-winning guided walk series, the San Juan Island Trails Committee presents "Know Your Islanders Talks" beginning Monday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m., at San Juan Island library. Veteran mountaineer Bob Anderson will be the series first guest speaker.

 

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Sales-tax hike for streets? Friday Harbor voters will decide

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 10:52AM

While the fate of the ballot measure rests solely in the hands of the town’s 1,354 registered voters, the increase would apply to anyone that, for lack of a better term, shops in Friday Harbor, visitors and islanders alike. That’s part of the equity of the proposal, billed on the ballot as Town Proposition No. 1, according to town officials.

Orcas Island deputy awarded silver star for bravery

  • Oct 27, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Oct 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

The award was bestowed upon deputy Doug Maya for rescuing two men, both overcome by toxic fumes, from inside a smoke-filled trailer where a mattress was smoldering in late August. Maya was on a visit to San Juan Island and off-duty at the time.

Two dead, four critically wounded in Marysville high school shooting

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 1:36PM

Witnesses say a student open fire in the cafeteria of Marysville-Pilchuck school Friday morning. the shooting left two people dead, including the suspected shooter, believed to be an MP freshman, and four others in critical condition.

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

  • 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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