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Another new patrol boat? Sheriff gets green light on purchase

  • Jul 21, 2014 at 7:54PM

The final cost of the newly acquired "Sentinel" was about $96,000 less than had been allotted for by a federal Homeland Security grant, and the department will be able to use the remainder, along with a separate $100,000 federal "Stone Garden" grant, to cover the bulk of the department's newest boat acquisition, Sheriff Rob Nou said.

 

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Town prepped to crackdown on trespassing at Trout Lake

  • Jul 21, 2014 at 10:00AM

Footage from security cameras reveals people engaged in a variety of activities—horseback riding, swimming, walking dogs—in the town's drinking-water reservoir, in spite of No Trespassing signs and a locked gate.

New law targets purchase, sale, condition of older, longer boats

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 7:00PM updated Jul 18, 2014 at 3:59PM

The law applies to buyers and sellers of boats 65 feet or longer, and boats age 40 or over, and requires a marine survey (seller) and proof of insurance (buyer) before sale and title transfer. But that's not all...

County council ponders renewal of '09 levy 'lid-lift'; $1M in yearly revenue at stake

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 6:01PM

The 2009 ballot measure, known at that time as Proposition 1, guaranteed funding for programs such as public health, parks, senior services, and 4-H programs, passing by a wide margin. It included a "sunset clause" and is slated to expire in 2016 unless renewed by voters.

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.

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