Life

Communicating with our faces covered

Hearing new ways in a new world

  • Jun 24th, 2020

‘Do I need to…?’

Frequently asked questions on cloth face coverings

  • Jun 24th, 2020

Washington State Ferries host virtual community meeting June 30

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Transportation Washington State Ferries is…

  • Jun 23rd, 2020

State Parks partners with outdoor gear rental company

Submitted by Washington State Parks Washington State Parks announces a new partnership…

  • Jun 21st, 2020

Camp Eagle Rock opens June 15

Submitted by Island Rec Island Rec is excited to announce the opening…

  • Jun 21st, 2020

Summer virtual class offerings

Submitted by Island Rec Island Rec is excited to offer a few…

  • Jun 21st, 2020

Youth Conservation announces program changes

Submitted by the San Juan Conservation District The San Juan Islands Conservation…

  • Jun 21st, 2020

Stop the spread by staying local

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health As counties are reopening…

  • Jun 21st, 2020

Second Street chip sealing starting Monday, June 22

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Drivers and pedestrians are urged…

  • Jun 20th, 2020

San Juan County Land Bank celebrates 30 years

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank Your Conservation Land Bank…

  • Jun 20th, 2020

Island scavenger hunt

Submitted by Island Rec We are excited to bring a virtual scavenger…

  • Jun 19th, 2020

Brooks makes Whitworth honor roll

Submitted by Whitworth University Friday Harbor resident Payton Brooks earned Provost’s Honor…

  • Jun 19th, 2020

Soroptimists award $3,000 scholarship

Submitted by Soroptimist International Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor is the local…

  • Jun 19th, 2020
Soma Andrews/Contributed photo
                                “Tent City” by Soma Andrews.

Art for change | Soma Andrews wins at national competition

Art captured the attention of Soma Andrews, a recent Friday Harbor High…

Soma Andrews/Contributed photo
                                “Tent City” by Soma Andrews.

‘Safe Start’ and what it means for San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County On May 29, Gov. Jay Inslee released…

  • Jun 17th, 2020

IOSA is hiring an Executive Director

Submitted by Islands Oil Spill Association Applications are being accepted for the…

  • Jun 16th, 2020

Island papers offer grants to local businesses

Sound Publishing is launching a new program to help local companies spread…

  • Jun 15th, 2020

Triple impact coaching virtual basketball training

Submitted by Island Rec Join former college coach and CEO and founder…

  • Jun 15th, 2020

How are we doing? A year like no other.

Submitted by F. Milene Henley, San Juan County Auditor This year began…

  • Jun 14th, 2020

Ferry reservations resume

Submitted by the Washington State Ferries Vehicle reservations for travel on the…

  • Jun 12th, 2020

Marlene Esther Crosby | 1932-2020

Marlene Esther Crosby, a fifth-generation islander, passed away peacefully in the early…

  • Jun 11th, 2020
The electron microscope allows one to peer into the clockwork of life. Here, a gene is being transcribed into RNA. Direction of transcription is from left-to-right; transcripts get longer the further that RNA polymerases progress down the gene, until spliceosomes begin clipping out junk sequences and shortening transcripts. Junk RNA can be seen as lariats, with a spliceosome holding the ends together for cutting. At the distal (right-hand) end of the gene, spliceosomes remain bound to the now fully-pruned mRNA. Electron micrograph by V. Foe. (Contributed photo)

Tide Bite: The virus that changed the tree of life

By Victoria Foe Originally published in Friday Harbor Labs Tide Bite I…

  • Jun 11th, 2020
The electron microscope allows one to peer into the clockwork of life. Here, a gene is being transcribed into RNA. Direction of transcription is from left-to-right; transcripts get longer the further that RNA polymerases progress down the gene, until spliceosomes begin clipping out junk sequences and shortening transcripts. Junk RNA can be seen as lariats, with a spliceosome holding the ends together for cutting. At the distal (right-hand) end of the gene, spliceosomes remain bound to the now fully-pruned mRNA. Electron micrograph by V. Foe. (Contributed photo)

Library reopening plan

Submitted by San Juan Island Library Since San Juan County has moved…

  • Jun 10th, 2020

Library summer reading program begins

Due to community closures and social distancing measures, the San Juan Island…

  • Jun 10th, 2020

A Photographic Journey: Iconic Birds of the World with Peter Cavanagh

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Are you experiencing travel withdrawal…

  • Jun 9th, 2020

Kneeling for George Floyd

Across the country and the world, in the midst of a global…

Trail Times: Spring discoveries

Submitted by the Old Military Trail Committee Hello Fellow Islanders and Hikers.…

  • Jun 6th, 2020
Contributed photo.

“Grow Your Own Food” – helping island families garden

Submitted by the Joyce Soble Family Resource Center With so many unknowns…

  • Jun 6th, 2020
Contributed photo.

Island Rec on Zoom

Submitted by Island Rec Island Rec is continuing to carry classes with…

  • Jun 5th, 2020

Leadership San Juan Islands celebrates 16th graduating class

Submitted by Leadership San Juan Islands Leadership San Juan Islands is proud…

  • Jun 5th, 2020

Beware marine debris while boating

Submitted by Sea Grant Washington With summer here it is more important…

  • Jun 5th, 2020

Pilots association scholarship helps students soar

Four students were awarded the John Volk Scholarship this year —Julian Brown…

Black Lives Matter protest in Friday Harbor, June 5

Submitted by event organizers Join your local community as it peacefully protests…

  • Jun 2nd, 2020

Letter to the community from the superintendent

Submitted by Kari McVeigh San Juan Island School District Superintendent The 2019-2020…

  • Jun 2nd, 2020

Prepare for the annual playwrights festival

Submitted by the San Juan Community Theatre This year has brought a…

  • Jun 2nd, 2020

Residential and commercial burning closed

Submitted by San Juan County All permits issued for burning commercial or…

  • Jun 1st, 2020

How to reduce your waste impact during COVID-19 times

Submitted by the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee In 2018, members…

  • May 29th, 2020
Eba the Whale Dog. (Deborah Giles, UW Center for Conservation Biology)

Eba the whale dog on Disney Plus

Submitted by Deborah Giles See Eba the Whale Dog on Disney+’s new…

  • May 29th, 2020
Eba the Whale Dog. (Deborah Giles, UW Center for Conservation Biology)
Brendan Reiff, Malachi Cullen and Aiden Greene participate in a Youth Conservation Corpse beach clean-up at Jackson Beach in July 2019. (Contributed photo)

Ways to keep kids occupied this summer

Rumors of summer’s demise have been greatly exaggerated — there are still…

Brendan Reiff, Malachi Cullen and Aiden Greene participate in a Youth Conservation Corpse beach clean-up at Jackson Beach in July 2019. (Contributed photo)

Green boating in the San Juan Islands

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans The 2020 boating season is…

  • May 27th, 2020