The San Juan County Land Bank is pursuing $4 million in state grants, $1.5 million of which would be a reimbursement for money spent to buy Turtleback Mountain.
Oren and Peggy Combs, owners and operators of the Front Street Ale House in Friday Harbor, have been recognized for their continued support of activities sponsored by the Friday Harbor Fire Department.
A San Juan Island man was ordered to serve two months in jail for possession of cocaine following an ill-timed trip to the Sheriff’s Department, in which he was arrested while inquiring about the status of a traffic-accident report.
Human remains recovered from the home of a Deer Harbor man nearly two years ago will be turned over to the state Department of Archeology, which is expected to repatriate them to the Canadian First Nation on whose territory the remains were found some 30 years ago.
A baby orca was seen swimming with K-pod Tuesday, possibly bumping the endangered Southern resident killer whale population to 88. The bump in the population depends on the calf’s survival in its precarious first year, and on the appearance of K-7, possibly the oldest orca among the J, K and L pods. K-7 was not seen when the pod swam past Snug Harbor Tuesday.