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Jeff Arnim

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San Juan Island Community Foundation now accepting scholarship applications

April 14, 2022 at 8:31 pm

The San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion has announced that schol­ar­ship appli­ca­tions are now being accept­ed for eli­gi­ble San Juan Island 2022 grad­u­at­ing high school seniors. All appli­cants must plan to attend an accred­it­ed four-year col­lege or uni­ver­si­ty as full-time stu­dents in the 2022–2023 aca­d­e­m­ic year. Eli­gi­bil­i­ty require­ments vary depend­ing upon the pro­gram. For details and appli­ca­tion  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Jobs: Starr Excavation is hiring for multiple office positions

April 14, 2022 at 8:36 am

Starr Exca­va­tion is look­ing for two peo­ple to assist with office duties and admin­is­tra­tive work in either a part-time or full-time capac­i­ty. Learn more in the Island Jobs sec­tion of the San Juan Update.

Notes from the Island — April 14

April 14, 2022 at 6:00 am

The Fire­fight­ers Asso­ci­a­tion is host­ing its annu­al East­er event this Sun­day from noon to 2 p.m. The East­er Bun­ny will be in atten­dance, and there’s a stamp col­lect­ing chal­lenge (with prizes) for kids that you can learn more about on the Fire Depart­men­t’s web­site. After a snow-out on Tues­day, the high school base­ball and fast­pitch  Con­tin­ue Reading

You can go around me

April 13, 2022 at 8:00 pm

San Juan County Conservation Land Bank Commission agenda for April 15

April 12, 2022 at 11:43 am

The San Juan Coun­ty Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank Com­mis­sion will hold a reg­u­lar meet­ing on Fri­day, April 15 at 8:30 a.m. Items up for dis­cus­sion or action at Fri­day’s meet­ing include: Gen­er­al pub­lic com­ments Chair and Com­mis­sion­ers report Coun­ty Coun­cil update – Chris­tine Min­ney First quar­ter 2022 finan­cial report Director’s report – Acqui­si­tions update Stew­ard­ship report  Con­tin­ue Reading

Climbing up the walls on Argyle

April 12, 2022 at 9:29 am

Tucked in a back cor­ner of the gym on Argyle Avenue, inside what was orig­i­nal­ly a rac­quet­ball court, sits one the Island’s most unique and chal­leng­ing fit­ness options. Climb San Juan, start­ed by Pat McAvoy last June, is the community’s only climb­ing gym. The walls that rise above the thick­ly padded floor have the look of  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — April 12

April 12, 2022 at 6:00 am

San Juan Island Sea Salt’s fundrais­er for the busi­ness­es affect­ed by last week’s fire was a great suc­cess, rais­ing more than $5,000. The funds will be dis­trib­uted where they’re most need­ed by the Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil. Crows Nest Cof­fee is rais­ing mon­ey to help rebuild their busi­ness. Fri­day Har­bor High School base­ball and fast­pitch both  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — April 11

April 11, 2022 at 6:00 am

The North­west Work­force Coun­cil Career Cen­ter in Fri­day Har­bor is offer­ing free assis­tance to any work­ers dis­placed by last week’s fire who need help find­ing a new job or who are ready to start a new career. Call 360–378‑4662 to learn more. This first-per­­son account of last Thurs­day’s events reminds us how for­tu­nate we are to  Con­tin­ue Reading