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Letter to the Editor: Trim your limbs

September 23, 2022 at 7:42 pm

I’m well into my “gold­en years,” and I’ve had arthri­tis and joint issues for all of them. Still, I walk just about every­where I go in Fri­day Har­bor, and late­ly sev­er­al of my senior walk­ing bud­dies and I have com­mis­er­at­ed about a prob­lem that I hope mem­bers of our com­mu­ni­ty are will­ing to help solve. There  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC offering course in woodworking basics

September 23, 2022 at 5:32 pm

The San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil shares news about the next class in their Trades Train­ing ini­tia­tive. Islanders seek­ing new careers are invit­ed to learn wood­work­ing basics in a class offered by the EDC. Jean Shear­er and Nicholas Col­dren, cab­i­net­mak­ers, will be teach­ing an intro­duc­tion to wood­work­ing, on Wednes­day evenings from Oct. 12 to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Re-elect Sheriff Ron Krebs

September 22, 2022 at 7:31 pm

We are writ­ing to sup­port the re-elec­­tion of Ron Krebs as San Juan Coun­ty Sher­iff. We met then-Deputy Krebs on New Year’s Eve 2009. We had been bur­glar­ized twice, and were called to the bur­glars’ home to help iden­ti­fy our prop­er­ty, which was com­min­gled with items stolen in oth­er bur­glar­ies. We spent 3–1/2 hours with  Con­tin­ue Reading

Words of thanks for the Aleutian Isle response team

September 22, 2022 at 5:22 pm

Bren­dan Cow­an from the San Juan Coun­ty Depart­ment of Emer­gency Man­age­ment shares his appre­ci­a­tion for all of the peo­ple involved in the Aleut­ian Isle recov­ery efforts. After 40 days of chal­leng­ing and com­plex work, the Aleut­ian Isle has been lift­ed ful­ly out of the water and onto a barge for trans­port to main­land. The islands  Con­tin­ue Reading

College Board awards academic honors to three Friday Harbor High School students

September 22, 2022 at 12:33 pm

San Juan Island School Dis­trict sends along news about awards grant­ed to three local high school­ers. Three Fri­day Har­bor High School stu­dents have earned aca­d­e­m­ic hon­ors from the Col­lege Board Nation­al Recog­ni­tion Pro­gram: junior Ava Mar­tin, junior Siena Traynor, and senior Islay Ross. These Nation­al Recog­ni­tion Pro­grams grant under­rep­re­sent­ed stu­dents with aca­d­e­m­ic hon­ors that help  Con­tin­ue Reading

Phillips 66 cancels plan to build new storage tanks following Friends of the San Juans lawsuit

September 22, 2022 at 8:08 am

Friends of the San Juans share news about their lat­est legal vic­to­ry in sup­port of South­ern Res­i­dent killer whales. Fos­­sil-fuel giant Phillips 66 sub­mit­ted a request to rescind their per­mit appli­ca­tion to con­struct two new stor­age tanks in Fer­n­dale, WA, fol­low­ing a mul­ti-year lit­i­ga­tion process ini­ti­at­ed by Friends of the San Juans. If the stor­age  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Retain commercial zoning at Malcom and Argyle

September 21, 2022 at 7:34 pm

I recent­ly read in the news of a pro­posed zon­ing change for the cur­rent com­mer­cial lots on the cor­ner of Mal­com and Argyle in Fri­day Har­bor. As an adjoin­ing prop­er­ty own­er, I strong­ly oppose this zon­ing change for mul­ti­ple rea­sons. The cur­rent com­mer­cial zon­ing allows far more flex­i­bil­i­ty; a mixed-use devel­op­ment of both res­i­den­tial and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Library thanks Fair donors and SJICF

September 21, 2022 at 1:05 pm

The Library shares their appre­ci­a­tion for com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers who sup­port­ed the orga­ni­za­tion’s inclu­siv­i­ty ini­tia­tive dur­ing last mon­th’s Coun­ty Fair Giv­ing Cam­paign. The San Juan Island Library is burst­ing with grat­i­tude for the donors who gave to our Inclu­siv­i­ty Ini­tia­tive grant fea­tured at this year’s San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion Coun­ty Fair Giv­ing Cam­paign. More than  Con­tin­ue Reading

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