Life

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
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“Grow Your Own Food” – helping island families garden

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

  • Jun 6th, 2020
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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

American Red Cross local update

Submitted by the American Red Cross, San Juan County Did you know…

  • May 27th, 2020

Town thanks Harbor Life Ring program donors

Submitted by The Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor…

  • May 27th, 2020

Library hosts online events

Following Gov. Jay Inslee’s four-phased reopening plan, the library is preparing to…

Commerce, EDC announce local recipients of the “Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant”

Submitted by San Juan County Environmental Development Council The Washington State Department…

  • May 25th, 2020
Jaxon Paulsen

Island woodworkers build prototype of hospital bed

Dimitri Stankevich, executive director at Orcas Center and an emergency medical technician…

Jaxon Paulsen

San Juan County Health Officer extends ban on transient lodging indefinitely

Submitted by San Juan County On May 22, San Juan County Health…

  • May 22nd, 2020

San Juan Equine and Farm Animal Emergency Fund

Submitted by Island Animal Haven Sanctuary With a generous grant from the…

  • May 21st, 2020
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Contractor encourages businesses to donate to local nonprofits

Submitted by Austin Reese Austin Reese, the 25-year-old owner of Bellingham-based Fly…

  • May 21st, 2020
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Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Team earns entry into the 2020 International Space Settlement Design Competition

Submitted by Friday Harbor School District Last summer, the Friday Harbor High…

  • May 20th, 2020

Van Rooyen graduates college

Submitted by Western Governors University Rebekah Van Rooyen of Friday Harbor earned…

  • May 20th, 2020

New video from visitors bureau: ‘The San Juan Islands Miss You’

Submitted by San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau As our weather warms and…

  • May 20th, 2020

COVID crisis brings islanders together

Islanders uniting to assist fellow islanders have provided a bright spot during…

From left to right, top row: Teacher-coach Sue Kareken; Nancy Wehner, first-grade and Jodie Wehner, second-grade. Bottom row: Coach Dena Royal and Ava Youngsman, second-grade. (Contributed photo)

Elementary school STEM team wins first place award

Submitted by San Juan Island School District Friday Harbor Elementary School students…

  • May 17th, 2020
From left to right, top row: Teacher-coach Sue Kareken; Nancy Wehner, first-grade and Jodie Wehner, second-grade. Bottom row: Coach Dena Royal and Ava Youngsman, second-grade. (Contributed photo)

Back to the wild – it’s a whole new outdoor recreation world

Submitted by Wash. Department of Fish and Wildlife Exploring the outdoors feeds…

  • May 16th, 2020

Fourth of July parade canceled

Submitted by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce The 2020 Fourth…

  • May 14th, 2020