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Court documents provide additional detail about the actions of suspected Friday Harbor arsonist

April 21, 2022 at 10:12 am

The April 7 fire that destroyed four Fri­day Har­bor build­ings and caused upwards of $10 mil­lion in dam­age was start­ed more than five hours before it was report­ed to San Juan Coun­ty Sheriff’s dis­patch­ers, accord­ing to a state­ment pre­sent­ed in San Juan Coun­ty Supe­ri­or Court yes­ter­day. A prob­a­ble cause state­ment pre­pared by Lukas Peter, San  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — April 21

April 21, 2022 at 6:00 am

An anony­mous donor is match­ing up to $10,000 in dona­tions to the EDC’s Fire Recov­ery Grant pool. Co-ed adult soc­cer league reg­is­tra­tion is open now through Island Rec. The league is for ages 16 and up, with games on Tues­days or Thurs­days between 6 and 9 p.m. It runs from May 24 to July 26.  Con­tin­ue Reading

On the ferry, looking up

April 20, 2022 at 9:15 pm

Spring Street’s speaker series wraps up Thursday

April 20, 2022 at 7:15 pm

Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School’s vir­tu­al spring speak­er series wraps up this Thurs­day, April 21 at 6 p.m. with a pre­sen­ta­tion on the restora­tion of the Elwha Riv­er by Eric Kessler, local pho­tog­ra­ph­er and past Spring Street fac­ul­ty mem­ber. Eric describes the pre­sen­ta­tion this way: On Sep­tem­ber 17, 2011 the first chunk of hun­dred year old cement  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — April 20

April 20, 2022 at 6:00 am

Dwight Hen­line, the sus­pect in the April 7 arson in Fri­day Har­bor, was trans­port­ed to San Juan Island by the Sher­if­f’s Office on Tues­day. He will appear in San Juan Coun­ty Supe­ri­or Court at 3 p.m. today for a review hear­ing. Fri­day Har­bor High School base­ball won on the road yes­ter­day after­noon, knock­ing off Mount  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — April 19

April 19, 2022 at 6:00 am

13 Ravens Cof­fee & Books, a cof­fee house locat­ed in a retired train car in Seward, Alas­ka, held a fundrais­er for the Island busi­ness­es affect­ed by last week’s fire. Their efforts raised $1,000 for the EDC’s fire recov­ery fund. Lib­er­ty Miller, the own­er of 13 Ravens, pre­vi­ous­ly lived in Fri­day Har­bor. Crows Nest will have  Con­tin­ue Reading

Low tide at Fourth of July Beach

April 18, 2022 at 8:14 pm

County Council agenda for April 19

April 18, 2022 at 9:54 am

The San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil will hold a reg­u­lar meet­ing on Tues­day, April 19 at 9 a.m. The meet­ing will include two pub­lic hear­ings to con­sid­er: Repeal­ing San Juan Coun­ty precincts in San Juan Coun­ty Code 1.08 and adopt­ing twen­­ty-three new vot­ing precincts and des­ig­nat­ing precincts by Coun­ty Coun­cil res­i­den­cy dis­tricts Adopt­ing Board of Health  Con­tin­ue Reading