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This annual event works with the Friday Harbor Food Bank to help families in need keep their pets fed. Their goal is to collect 4,000 pounds of pet food. They are accepting donations of pet food, cash, or checks.
If the Gateway Terminal Project is not approved, the coal shipments will travel to export terminals in British Columbia. This means Washington will have little, if any, control over the process and lose any benefits, like jobs, tax revenue, economic growth... Is this what we truly want?
Now, I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, but even I know that climate change is real, bad calls were made in the Super Bowl, and the autism vaccine link has been debunked. Folks, get your heads out of the sand.
I just hope that nobody else has to endure watching a beloved pet dying in pain with the lack of veterinary care on a weekend in San Juan Island.
I have thousands of trees at least 10 years old. I will lease the trees’ ability to transform CO2 to oxygen to someone who wants to offset their fossil fuel or carbon output.
The strange phenomena that I can only describe as fireballs were extremely bright, orange disks with pinkish-bright edges or centers. I might have seen a bit of metallic rim to one, as I tried to observe as closely as I could.
Long ago, a capital reserve fund was in place to provide funds to replace aging ambulances... at present it is not in place and there have been no ambulances purchased. I assume the monies were transferred to the general fund... and, if so... why?
A few weeks ago, my mother, Niki Truesdale, was diagnosed with bronchitis. After a couple weeks, she was not getting better, so doctors did some x-rays.
The residents of this county owe a huge thank you to members of the Lummi Nation for their continuing opposition to a coal terminal at Cherry Point.
Last fall I attended a Ferry Reservation Information Meeting. I asked the question, “How much is it going to cost to implement the reservation program?”
Fish for Teeth is starting its fourth year of bringing the Medical Teams International mobile dental van to San Juan County.
The residents of this county owe a huge thank you to members of the Lummi Nation for their continuing opposition to a coal terminal at Cherry Point. Their most recent letter reads in part, “The impacts on the Nation’s treaty rights...
Never shy to give credit where it's due, San Juan Island's Francie Hansen finds two more "rave-worthy" recipients.
Once again, I am faced with struggling to make ends meet until spring, when the tourist season begins again... the “reefer madness” hysteria has prevailed at the expense of year-round, full-time employment for 16 people.
I am against the proposed moratorium on growing cannabis in San Juan County. We should be supporting the success of a diversified agriculture not standing in it's way.
... how can we be a better community in this new year and beyond? Here are a few thoughts:
Cooperatives began 200 years ago as a way to protect common folk from the exactions of greedy merchants and corporations, but OPALCO is running just like any ordinary corporation, always seeking more sources of wealth to appropriate, usually from those with the least to spare.
— Editor’s note: Our compass clearly got turned around, as Mr. Zaehring cleverly notes in his letter and about the story referenced below.
Upon reading the article you find that the town has not given any money to the ballfields, but has donated funds “to cover the cost of a portion of the construction of a sidewalk,” a condition required by the town.
As I spent time meandering in the galleries, I found myself delighted, amazed and very proud of the artistic community of our islands.
Apples, hops, grapes, berries, barley, potatoes, cherries, etc., are all well-established as agricultural crops. Along with cannabis, they are all processed to make recreationally intoxicating products for grown-ups.
Many thanks to Mayor Lacher, Duncan Wilson, your crew and Fleming"s Lighting for creating a winter wonderland at circle park... well worth the wait.
During the latest San Juan Island blood drive, Dec. 17, Puget Sound Blood Center registered 79 people. This will help build up the blood supply for the holidays and bring health and comfort to many patients.
What was the architect thinking when he designed this jagged-edged building which looks more like a modern greenhouse than an art museum—and to build it in between a dental office and an empty medical building—good building sense!
In addition to generating solar power for the schools, the Community Solar for Our Schools project will also immerse our students in renewable energy education. The educational value of this project is perhaps even greater than the panels themselves.
I wish the board the best of luck in their new building, but only hope that they can acknowledge the “True History of their Founders“ on their website and in future press releases.
Not only was the flagger inept in directing traffic correctly, I found it astonishing that a public employee would even think of screaming obscenities at the traffic he was responsible for directing.
Not only did it raise more than $130,000 for the Theatre in just one evening, but brought our island community together for holiday cheer, great food, entertainment, dancing and so much more!
This past calendar year students enrolled in our program have logged over 1,500 hours of volunteer service to our community. By making a donation to the San Juan Island Service Scholarship Fund, you directly support and encourage these young people to become the next generation of volunteers and leaders.
It began with gathering for the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Warm apple cider was served by the many generous volunteers. So many people joined to celebrate the holiday.
We intercepted the guys at their vehicle parked at the gated south entrance on Cattle Point Road. They fled the scene, but we were able to give the Sheriff's Department an accurate vehicle description and part of the license plate number.
Operation Christmas Child received 186 shoeboxes from our island that will be part of over 10 million gifts sent to children in over 140 countries... God bless all of you who helped make this project possible...
Our town is rapidly and steadily losing its charm and quaintness. Does anyone like that whale tail statue? How many street trees could we have planted with the money spent on that?
While I appreciate your promotion of the two SJCT events, the Holiday Festival on December 6 and the HD streaming Nutcracker on December 22, I do wonder why you don't mention the San Juan Singers concert on December 13 and 14... local singers, local orchestral musicians, good fun.
The outpouring of volunteerism was phenomenal: from the dozens of high school students from the San Juan Island Service Scholarship, the Leos and the S-Club; to members of Soroptimist International and their free face-painting booth; to parents and grandparents...
As Undersheriff, Bruce was usually my initial contact when issues arose involving the Sheriff’s Department.
By telling me that I couldn’t quit my doctor showed me how little he knew about my personality. No one tells me what I can and cannot do. No one. So, three days later on Dec. 1, I went back to him and...
Evidently, the San Juan Island Quakers haven't gotten in tune with that 'ol saying, that no good deed goes unpunished. For good deeds, they're doling out praise, instead...read on:
I was further dismayed to read that the assessor feels Island Rec is liable for the overage. We teach our kids to take responsibility for their actions. So take responsibility, county of San Juan. You messed up. You pay the bill.
While a recent press release from hospital district officials starts off claiming to respect the voters’ decision, it quickly descends into a series of likely retributions we voters have apparently brought upon ourselves.