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Touch-a-Truck event takes place next Friday

October 14, 2022 at 4:40 pm

Island Rec shares news about its upcom­ing event for kids. School’s out ear­ly on Fri­day, Oct. 21, so grab your pals and come explore rigs of all shapes and sizes at Island Rec’s annu­al Touch-a-Truck event. We will be at the Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School play­ground again this year, from 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Kiwa­nis Club of  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Vote yes for the Library bond

October 14, 2022 at 1:50 pm

In these stress­ful, con­tentious times, our library, more than any oth­er place, pro­vides a cen­ter for every­one in our com­mu­ni­ty. It offers so many ser­vices beyond books and the future of these many ser­vices are jeop­ar­dized if the library remains in its present loca­tion. The oppo­nents of the library bond argue that now is not  Con­tin­ue Reading

Luci Francis is the Animal Protection Society’s volunteer of the month

October 14, 2022 at 9:37 am

APS-FH shares some kind words about their vol­un­teer of the month. The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Society—Friday Har­bor is pleased to announce Luci Fran­cis as the APS-FH Vol­un­teer of the Month for Octo­ber. Luci has been vol­un­teer­ing with APS-FH since April. Luci is a joy to the dogs and shel­ter staff alike. She always has a pos­i­tive atti­tude, a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: In support of Ron Krebs

October 13, 2022 at 9:21 pm

With the upcom­ing elec­tions in Novem­ber, I want­ed to take some time to talk about our Sher­iff, Ron Krebs. I’ve known Ron since I moved to the island in 2012 and have always been impressed with his com­mit­ment to our com­mu­ni­ty. When­ev­er we’ve dis­cussed what he feels is most impor­tant, the peo­ple in our coun­ty are  Con­tin­ue Reading

Freezer Burned: Tales of Interior Alaska

October 13, 2022 at 6:59 pm

Freez­er Burned is an ongo­ing series for the San Juan Update, writ­ten by Steve Ulvi. Read the pre­vi­ous sto­ry in this series. The Ala­pah Cab­in at Last After eight drudger­ous days of work­ing his way up the Kuuk Riv­er, Son­ny found the last two nights of siwash camp­ing about as pleas­ant as could be hoped for.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Eric Peter for County Sheriff

October 13, 2022 at 11:23 am

Expe­ri­ence mat­ters is a cam­paign slo­gan in the cur­rent Sheriff’s race, but it mat­ters a lot what field or occu­pa­tion you’re expe­ri­enced in. If I want­ed to fly to some­where in the world, I’d pre­fer an expe­ri­enced pilot. If I’m going to have root canal surgery, I’d pre­fer an expe­ri­enced den­tist. Like­wise, in the Sheriff’s  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Reject ranked-choice voting charter amendment

October 12, 2022 at 1:46 pm

Ranked-choice vot­ing changes the tra­di­tion­al demo­c­ra­t­ic prin­ci­ple that the can­di­date with the most votes wins. Under RCV, the bal­lot lets the vot­er choose mul­ti­ple names in order of pref­er­ence. If no can­di­date wins a major­i­ty, the bot­tom con­tender is elim­i­nat­ed and that person’s votes are reas­signed to their sec­ond choic­es – or third or fourth,  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee nominations sought by BLM

October 12, 2022 at 9:26 am

The BLM shares news about its search for three mem­bers of the pub­lic to serve in advi­so­ry posi­tions. The Bureau of Land Man­age­ment Spokane Dis­trict is seek­ing pub­lic nom­i­na­tions for posi­tions on the Mon­u­ment Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee for the San Juan Islands Nation­al Mon­u­ment. This cit­i­zen-based com­mit­tee assists in the devel­op­ment of rec­om­men­da­tions that address pub­lic  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Vote no on the Library bond proposal

October 11, 2022 at 9:00 pm

I love libraries. I think they’re extreme­ly impor­tant. We have a great library in Fri­day Har­bor. It’s impor­tant to note for pop­u­la­tions up to 10,000, the aver­age size of a library is 0.6 square feet per per­son, or in our case 6,000 square feet. Our cur­rent library is over 8,000 square feet on 0.66 acres.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Alchemy Art Center hosting fundraiser Nov. 4

October 11, 2022 at 5:43 pm

San Juan Island’s com­mu­ni­ty art cen­ter shares news about their upcom­ing fundrais­ing event. Alche­my Art Cen­ter is cel­e­brat­ing their fifth year as a reg­is­tered non­prof­it with a Fall Fundrais­er Gala, and you are invit­ed. On Fri­day, Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. at Brick­works, Alche­my will host a gourmet din­ner pro­vid­ed by a team of local farm­ers  Con­tin­ue Reading

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