Richard Carl (Rich) Trainer passed away Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington. He was 65 and had fought a courageous 28-month battle with cancer.
Contract negotiations have been “finalized” between PeaceHealth, San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 and the independent San Juan Community Hospital Committee. The hospital district commission is expected to discuss the contract’s status at its meeting Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., in the Frank Wilson EMS Building. The meeting is open to the public.
Family and friends will gather Saturday, 3 p.m., at the Iverson home to remember Marta Kristin Anderson Iverson. Marta Iverson was born March 19, 1959. She died Jan. 13, in the presence of family and friends, of ovarian cancer.
Islanders have two opportunities Jan. 20 to meet Dr. Gladys Mwiti and learn about the work of Oasis Africa, an indigenous African counseling and training center. Mwiti will speak at the San Juan Lions Club meeting, noon, in the American Legion hall downstairs; and at 7 p.m. at Paideia School. The presentations are open to the public.
Do you have an electric wheelchair that is not being used? You can put it to good use and make a difference in someone else’s life. Toni Shiurba of Friday Harbor is recovering from injuries incurred in a car accident. She wants to pay for use of an electric wheelchair, but can’t pay the $250 per month she said she’s been quoted.
Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-San Juan Island, was sworn on Monday when the Senate convened for its 105-day regular session. “There is a lot to do, and I am more than ready to get started on solutions to the major challenges we are facing, both locally and statewide,” Ranker said in a press release.
Bold. Unique. Innovative. A model for the rest of the state. There was no shortage of superlatives as the County Council gave a hearty endorsement to the San Juan Initiative and its final report and list of recommendations.
Island Rec’s annual Father-Daughter Dance is Feb. 6, 7-9 p.m., at Mullis Community Senior Center. Tickets are available at Island Rec. The dance is open for girls of all ages accompanied by their father or a significant male figure in their life.
The San Juan County Council and the Ferry Advisory Committee on Tuesday unanimously endorsed a response to Washington State Ferries’ Long Range-Planning Options that calls the lower-cost Plan B “an unrealistic representation of state ferry service.”
A San Juan Island woman was arrested for DUI following a bone-rattling detour off the road, up an embankment and into the brush late Saturday, near the intersection of Gladys Way and Turn Point Road.
During today’s House Transportation Committee hearing, in which members of the committee scoured Gov. Gregoire’s proposed budget for 2009-11, state Rep. Jeff Morris, D–Mount Vernon, questioned the consistency of a policy that includes $11.7 million for the Enhanced Driver License (EDL) program, while cancelling the primary maritime route between Washington and Canada.