In an effort to begin to address the pollution running off our streets and into the bay, the Town of Friday Harbor has purchased a wastewater catchment system for town and charity use.
Citing town restrictions and concerns from neighbors, the San Juan Island School Board and the Friday Harbor Athletic Association withdrew a conditional use permit application for further improvements to the Carter Avenue sports fields site.
They walk for their wives, their husbands, their parents and their children. Sometimes they walk for themselves. Breast cancer, skin cancer, leukemia, prostate cancer, lung cancer … the list of deadly culprits is as endless as the list of loved ones cancer has taken away.
Local duo Phil McKee and Ron Bates had little trouble at the annual Two-Man Best Ball Tournament at San Juan Golf and Country Club, shooting 65 on Saturday and a 69 on Sunday to capture the gross division.
An apparent miscommunication between San Juan County Sheriff’s Department and federal immigration officials resulted in the apprehension and probable deportation of a DUI suspect before his trial.
The San Juan County Council voted Tuesday to change the permitting fees for the county’s owner-builder program, lowering fees for the majority of permits, raising them for the top 10 percent and levying a small graduated increase for the middle third of permit applicants.
Devorah, aka “Firecracker,” that whirling dervish of musical energy and talent, has just spun-off her third music compilation, “Irrepressible,” a 10-track CD that marks a sea change in her music, featuring several songs of her own writing.
Down by $800,000 at the half, the San Juan Island School Board last week disclosed that by the end of the third quarter, they had nearly made a comeback, closing on their opponent — a nearly 10 percent budget shortfall — to less than $100,000.
With three months to go, the $100,000 in cuts, which would have eliminated the entire athletic budget, has been averted thanks to an overwhelming and committed team effort and a spectacular end-of-the-quarter play by Islanders Bank, who came up with the last $5,400 to restore the high school’s athletic program to last year’s funding levels.
It’s soccer camp for the high school, and an unusual one for local players. Wolverine Coach Mark Fishaut called in some coaches of a quality not normally seen on-island.
George Hageage and his wife Tamara run the women’s soccer program at Eastern Washington University. They came to the island last week to offer a soccer camp for Fishaut’s team. Some 29 girls and three boys signed up for the week-long camp.