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Battle lines were drawn early on as more than 450 people crowded into Friday Harbor High School, Saturday, Nov. 3, to learn more about the Gateway Terminal Project or to ensure that their opinion will be considered in “the scope” of impacts that the controversial Gateway Terminal Project might have, and just how far a mandatory environmental review should go in addressing them.
Matthews knocks Larsen over coal port plan. With results of a full-blown environmental review yet to come, it could be months before a verdict is handed down on the giant export facility proposed to be built at Cherry Point, just north of Bellingham.
Comeback bid doomed by 4th quarter fumble, questionable call at goal line
Wolf Hollow perfect in 2012 Harbor seal rehab, 10-for-10
The Wolverines put the brakes on a four-game scoreless losing skid and improved to 4-5 overall, 3-2 in league, with the victory over the winless Pioneers.
Pearl Django returns. Cut from the same musical cloth featured by the band since its inception, “Eleven” blends original tunes and adaptations of jazz standards, from the likes of Count Basie and Thelonius Monk, all spiced by the group’s distinctive toe-tapping, string-centered, rhythmic style of music.
In addition to laying claim to the trophy, the Wolverines improved to 3-0 on the year and posted their second shutout of the season. In a battle of unbeatens, they face Northwest 1A/2B League rival La Conner, undefeated, at 3-0, and a 42-20 winner over previously unbeaten Concrete, this coming Friday, at La Conner.
The car struck the tree with such force that the tree “protruded into the front passenger seat,” Sheriff Rob Nous said, trapping the young man inside. It took two hours before emergency responders were able to remove the injured man from the wreckage, he said.
San Juan Island's Lee Brewer is a man of action, a quintessential Renaissance man, and perhaps the last person on the planet that one would expect to find living vicariously through the achievements of others. Unless, that is, a family member is in a race for Olympic gold.
San Juan County Sheriff's deputies, firefighters and town workers converged on the scene shortly after water began flooding down the south side of the street, outside of Haley's Bait Shop and Grill, at about 7 p.m. That section of street was cordoned off and traffic re-directed as town workers began shutting off pressure to the waterline and searching for the source of the leak.
Dubbed “Brickworks” because of its ties to Friday Harbor Brick and Tile, which manufactured blocks used in the construction of various Friday Harbor buildings, including Town Hall, the interior of the historic building is expected to serve as the home of a year-round farmers’ market, a venue for events, and contain a certified commercial kitchen and storefront once its remodel and “enhancements” are complete.
“We’re starting off the season with a bang, no doubt about it,” Head Coach Darrin Scheffer said of squaring off against a bigger school, on the road, in the team's opening game of the 2012 season. “We’re going to go out there and play our hearts out. The kids are excited.”
Purple Haze? You bet. Guitarist Carl Blake and company return to the San Juan Community Theatre spotlight Saturday, Aug. 25, breathing life back into the man and the music that turned pop music on its head 40-plus years ago.
With the sound of footsteps closing in, Bellevue 17-year-old Jordan Harris switched on the afterburners and left "the elder" Thomsen in the dust, finishing his first-ever Loop Run in first place overall and, with a time of 34:08, eclipsing his previous "personal best" by a full 30 seconds.
Backed by a 312-vote advantage and with only 600 ballots or so left to count, Auditor Milene Henley said that Proposition 1, which will increase the sales tax paid in San Juan County by three-tenths of 1 percent, is headed to victory.
No, you haven't missed it, and it's not too late to participate. Opening ceremonies for San Juan Island's 2012 Relay For Life begin at 3 p.m., at the Friday Harbor High School track.
“Old Goats” doesn't just pick up where "Grumpy Old Men" left off, it carves out a whole new territory for those who refuse to go quietly into their golden years.
A celebration of the history of flight in the islands will be among the many activities, displays, demonstrations and events featured as part of the third annual Friday Harbor Airport Fly In and Open House House, July 21.
Island Stage Left puts a '60s spin on "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
King Fitch, who turned 65 in January, walks away from the post as the longest-serving city administrator in Washington state, if not the nation. He presided over the town during an era of unprecedented growth. In 1980, a total of 1,200 people called the town of Friday Harbor. By 2010, the population, at 2,162, had nearly doubled.
Taxiway to get a new home — six feet to the west — as part of the pending reconstruction project, which is slated to begin July 25.
As it turns out, Mojo rebounded like a NBA all-star in a 14-week convalescence at the wildlife rehab center. After two weeks in intensive care, the pup had regained enough strength to be moved into an outdoor enclosure where it could swim in a pool, lounge in the sun and eat, eat, and eat. Which it did.
One the heels of the Friday Harbor softball team's championship season, its second in a row, pitcher Jean Melborne and first-year coach Nickie Davis earned top post-seasons awards. Melborne was named Northwest 1A/2B League MVP; Davis was selected league Coach of the Year.
Perhaps no one benefitted more from Sunday's "ideal" conditions than Bothell's Greg Poffenroth, who finished the half-marathon portion of the 10th annual Kings Market San Juan Island Marathon/Half Marathon and 10K run in first place—for the second year in a row.
With two females missing, and another dead of unknown causes, the losses may outweigh gains in L-pod despite a newly born calf
Frank Brame left home at the age of 17 with $5 tucked in his pocket and instructions from his father to hop the train to Edmonton and go make his mark on the world.
According the San Juan County Sheriff's Department, James Ableman was one of three men thrown into the water when the 17-foot boat they were using as a platform to pull up shrimp pots capsized southwest of Sucia Island, at about 2:30 p.m.
What's up at the Labs? Find out Saturday, when the docks, grounds, research vessels, classrooms and the doors to the laboratories (the Labs has 10) will be open wide, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at UW Friday Harbor Labs annual Open House (there’s free popcorn, too).
With the win, Friday Harbor boosted its stature in the post-season District 1A playoff brackets, which begin Saturday, at Pipeline Fields in Blaine, and will face Lynden Christian in a rematch in the opening round. Game time is noon.
With voter approval, state law allows counties to ratchet up their respective sales tax ceiling by as much as .3 percent, however, 30 percent of the newly collected amount must be used "solely for criminal justice purposes, or fire protection purposes, or both." In addition, that enabling state legislation, RCW 82.14.450, requires a county to dole out 40 percent of the newly collected amount to towns and cities within its boundaries.
The Friday Harbor Athletic Association is throwing a party-slash-fundraiser on Saturday to raise money and awareness about its new course of action in making the Field of Dreams a reality: one field first. Check out the sneak preview below to find out what's in store for the 'Field of Dreams' auction-BBQdinner-and-bash, which begins at 4 p.m. at the fairgrounds in Friday Harbor.
The 2012 Great Island Cleanup is dedicated in memory of Patt Martin, San Juan County’s litter program coordinator for a dozen years, 1998-2010. Martin, who many credit with putting together the county litter control program almost single-handily and turning it into a well-organized and effective operation, passed away in early 2011.
WSF Director of Operations David Rogers said a portable "laser-measuring device" was designed in-house by WSF engineers at the agency's maintenance facility in Eagle Harbor. The devices have been deployed to "measuring stations" throughout the system, including the Anacortes terminal, and he expects that the measuring process, if needed, will be more efficient and precise.
Chief of interpretation and education at Mount Rainier, Lee Taylor, a 30-year National Parks Service veteran, will take on her first superintendent assignment at San Juan Island's national park.
While biologists say it's too early to tell, others speculate that the death of a 3-year-old killer whale is linked to a series of military exercises in early February.
Emaciated and suffering from dehydration when it arrived Feb. 17, a young Stellar sea lion, nicknamed Mojo, appears to have been nursed back to health thanks to the staff at Wolf Hollow Wildlife and, ultimately, a whole lot of herring.
San Juan Community Theatre's Merritt Olsen draws the curtain after 12-year tour as director of the island's leading performing arts center. His last day on the job is June 1.
Romney drew a combined 62 votes in the local GOP’s countywide non-binding straw poll, eclipsing Texas Congressman Ron Paul’s total, 56, by only four. Rick Santorum tallied 52 votes and Newt Gingrich had 48.
Federal officials will turn over the remains of L112 to the Friday Harbor Whale Museum sometime in the next few weeks. Amy Traxler, coordinator of San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network said the museum intends to showcase L112’s skeleton as part of an educational exhibit that’s reminiscent of a grey whale that’s long-been on display.
The Friday Harbor senior won the regional 1A heavyweight title Saturday, and earned his fourth straight appearance at State