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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.
Dog owners need to take responsibility for their animals. The lack of concern for fellow islanders is appalling.
The oops should be paid out of his retirement and not by the families of this island. Oh, but wait, there’s never any accountability for error here anyway.
First, we will try to maintain essential services despite our current financial constraints. We will further scrutinize every dollar we spend. Second, in an effort to maintain essential services...
I am pleased and proud to continue to serve as your County Clerk. I enjoy my work and am dedicated to maintaining the reliability of the Superior Court records, as well as fulfilling all of my office’s statutory and mandated duties.
Would that vote have been the same if in the public mind EMS were not a part of Peace Health Inc.? I don’t think so.
Dave and Nadine want to let the community know the benefit was a financial success and they truly appreciate and are humbled by the generosity of the community. Proceeds from the benefit will go towards expenses associated with his battle against cancer.
With the proposed increase in shipping coal, crude oil, and natural gas through our island waterways (on tankers two or more times larger than the Simushir), are we just hoping to get lucky, too? Or will we be prepared?
More than 200 people from San Juan, Orcas and Lopez engaged the candidates and issue representatives in lively discussion.
The high school community dinner is part of the successful Food for Thought program, headed by Chef Andy and Liz Varvaro, who provide the leadership for the culinary students at FHHS. Don’t miss the next, Wednesday, Nov. 5. You won’t be disappointed.
Your bullet went through my house... I can fix the damages you inflicted, we were lucky. So were you.
Now is the time to move into solar power because of the reduction in cost for photovoltaic panels, including installation; and, the Community Solar For Our School program, which provides a unique funding model to put solar power into and onto our schools.
Cutting salaries and degrading benefits are demoralizing enough. Not feeling like you have the backing of your community is completely disheartening.
The incident in question was done by a weapon that had been legally acquired through all the proper channels and had nothing to do with the so called "loophole". The problem here is not gun control, it is mental health.
The job of County Clerk requires years of experience and knowledge in order to get the job done efficiently and with aplomb. Joan White is the only candidate that has the necessary knowledge and experience to make this office run smoothly.
All my interactions with Joan were pleasant, efficient, and professional, representing the way that government at every level should interact with the public, but too often doesn't.
I was two weeks overdue with my first baby and my water broke, full of meconium, 30 minutes after the last ferry left. We called EMS and they were there within minutes, and hustled to get me on a flight to beat the rapidly approaching fog.
My car insurance has nothing to do with the appraised value of my house. I appreciate the service (EMS), but until the costs are transparent and a better funding mechanism is proposed, I’ll be voting “No” on this measure.
When comparing EMS information to the county assessor, auditor, and elections offices, the numbers don’t add up.
Mr. Guard, no one is interested in depriving supervised young adults from safely hunting legal game with legal and appropriate hunting rifles. It is scare tactics such as those expressed in your article “As I See It” (“Madden’s first deer: Inside view of I-594”) which will cause otherwise responsible people to defeat I-594.
Traffic laws are in place for good reasons; however, commons sense should come into play. Meanwhile, every student at Friday Harbor High School knows where to purchase alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and heroin, if they so desire.
I am voting in favor of the EMS Levy because I believe we have an incredible EMS team. Not only are they there to help when you need them, they also work to prevent tragedy.
These ‘extra’ services are critical to what makes the islands such an exceptional place to live, but, in my opinion, are by no means ‘extra’.
How many times does one get an offer of “what can I do to help?” from any service provider, let alone a member of the government? But that is exactly what Joan White embraces in both her words and actions...
I wrote to Sheriff Rob Nou three times and left voice mail messages—none of which ever got a reply. We asked deputy Krebs for help and he came to the rescue.
I have had an opportunity to get to know Ron in the last year, starting when I needed assistance in a civil matter concerning the return of misplaced property to me. Ron showed up with a can-do approach that was to say, at the very least, impressive.
I want a sheriff who holds law enforcement professionals accountable for their actions; not someone beholding to the guild.
I am voting to approve the EMS levy not only for my own and my family’s self interest, but because my friends and our community need them.
In the past several days I have received mailings in support of the EMS levy and County Proposition 1. The difference between them is stark and telling.
If the levy does not pass, more internal cuts will be made, as well as cuts to services. A second failed levy will limit funds for many valued programs and will undoubtedly affect morale.
The level of professionalism, competency, and experience that Joan White brings to the office of superior court clerk is just outstanding. We are truly fortunate to have Joan working for all of us; she deserves to be reelected.
The county can either treat its citizens as thinking adults and disclose the necessary information, or it can treat its citizens as sheep. In this instance (Prop. 1), the county and its attorney, Mr. Gaylord, have opted to treat us as sheep.
I was going to thank him for having the courage to publicly state his beliefs about keeping guns out of the hands of the wrong people.
As an attorney, I have had regular contact with Joan, both in her role in the private sector and at the clerk's office. Through out all those years, I have appreciated Joan's skills and knowledge, her willingness to help me and others, and her friendly, "can-do" approach to her job.
Deputy Krebs is a good man and a competent, hardworking deputy. He states he has administrative experience but not in law enforcement. He has experience as a deputy but only eight years.
What a wonderful place this community could be if we had a department that worked for and answered to its citizens versus harassing them.