— A quote in the story, “Dog attack blamed in ‘beloved’ alpaca’s death,” page 14A, Aug. 6 Journal, should have…
The Aug. 19 primary election is an important one in many ways.
For the first time, San Juan County voters will elect the county’s own Superior Court judge; we no longer share a judge with Island County. The judge’s race will be decided in the Aug. 19 primary election. The winner will be responsible for the fair and impartial administration of justice in cases involving family law, felonies and land use matters, among others. He will manage a infant court system through all of its growing pains. He will serve a four-year term and be paid $146,832 a year.
What happened at the 10th annual OrcaSing held at the park’s lighthouse only confirmed just how little we know about the three families of orcas who have been vacationing in the Salish Sea for eons, long before there was a summer ferry schedule.
— “Caring for Our Natural Resources,” a special section produced by the San Juan Nature Institute and the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee, is included in mail subscriber copies of this week’s Jourtnal.
You’ve probably heard of the Washington State Department of Ecology’s “Litter and It Will Hurt” campaign. It’s a clever slogan. But, when it comes to one particular type of litter here in San Juan County, perhaps the slogan should be “Don’t Be An Ash!”.
I want to let you know about a health care service now available to San Juan Island residents.
On May 1, Skagit Hospice in Mount Vernon activated a Medicare-certified hospice program on San Juan Island with the plan that these services will extend to other islands when the program meets its goals.
San Juan County needs to make a priority of enforcement of its development regulations.
A review of 19 dock permits by the San Juan Initiative Policy Group found that of 19 dock permits issued by the county, half of the completed docks did not match conditions of their permits. And eight dock floats were, on average, 52 feet larger than allowed.
How many more people will be inspired by this public art that tells Terry Fox and Steve Fonyo’s stories? What force for change might this be? How many of us might be inspired to look beyond our own perceived limitations and reach to exceed our grasp?