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Jeff Arnim

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A good day to catch some rays

April 29, 2022 at 9:03 pm

San Juan Island Yacht Club to host opening day parade and brunch on May 8

April 29, 2022 at 7:55 pm

On Sun­day, May 8, the San Juan Island Yacht Club will ring in the new boat­ing sea­son by host­ing an open­ing day boat parade and Moth­er’s Day brunch. Both events are open to the com­mu­ni­ty. “Our theme is Back to the Future and we see the event as an oppor­tu­ni­ty to come togeth­er as a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Passenger ferry service from Seattle officially suspended for the 2022 season

April 29, 2022 at 11:04 am

The Wash­ing­ton Util­i­ties and Trans­port Com­mis­sion on Thurs­day grant­ed a peti­tion filed by the oper­a­tor of MV San Juan Clip­per to tem­porar­i­ly sus­pend­ed oper­a­tions until May 2023. San Juan Express, Inc. filed the peti­tion with the UTC two weeks ago, on April 13. With its approval, SJE will elim­i­nate their four day per week ser­vice from  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — April 29

April 29, 2022 at 6:00 am

MV Yaki­ma remains out of ser­vice. This will can­cel the 5:45 a.m., 6:25 p.m., and 10:05 p.m. sched­uled sail­ings from Fri­day Har­bor. New reser­va­tions are still sus­pend­ed and exist­ing reser­va­tion hold­ers will be pri­or­i­tized on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the strong response it received the first time around, 50 more prints of Doug  Con­tin­ue Reading

Only Peej

April 28, 2022 at 9:48 pm

Spring Street fire cleanup expected to start on Monday

April 28, 2022 at 7:38 pm

The charred remains of the four Spring Street build­ings destroyed in an April 7 arson will like­ly start to come down on Mon­day. Accord­ing to Fri­day Har­bor Town Admin­is­tra­tor Denice Kulseth, the two insur­ance com­pa­nies that under­wrote the poli­cies on the build­ings – Farm­ers Insur­ance and Lib­er­ty Mutu­al – have agreed to hire local com­pa­ny  Con­tin­ue Reading

MV Yakima out of service indefinitely

April 28, 2022 at 9:26 am

MV Yaki­ma, the num­ber two ves­sel on the San Juan Islands-Ana­­cortes fer­ry route, is out of ser­vice indef­i­nite­ly fol­low­ing an inci­dent at Lopez Island yes­ter­day after­noon. “We’re just begin­ning an inves­ti­ga­tion into what hap­pened,” says Ian Ster­ling, pub­lic infor­ma­tion offi­cer for Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries. “We know that the anchor was dis­lodged some­how and dam­aged both  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — April 28

April 28, 2022 at 6:00 am

San Juan Coun­ty is hold­ing the first of three pub­lic meet­ings relat­ed to the devel­op­ment of its Sus­tain­able Tourism Man­age­ment Plan tonight. The meet­ing will take place over Zoom from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Pre-reg­is­­tra­­tion is required. Fri­day Har­bor High School base­ball lost 11–8 at Coupeville, end­ing their win­ning streak at ten games and plac­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Morning clouds on Argyle

April 27, 2022 at 9:17 pm

Candidate filing week runs May 16–20

April 27, 2022 at 1:55 pm

Start­ing Mon­day, May 16, res­i­dents inter­est­ed in run­ning for polit­i­cal office can sub­mit their can­di­date fil­ings. Eight coun­ty­wide offices are up for a vote in the Novem­ber 8 gen­er­al elec­tion, includ­ing Asses­sor, Audi­tor, Clerk, Dis­trict 3 Coun­cilmem­ber, Dis­trict Court Judge, Pros­e­cut­ing Attor­ney, Sher­iff, and Trea­sur­er. Accord­ing to the San Juan Coun­ty Elec­tions Office, can­di­dates may  Con­tin­ue Reading