Topic: Around Here

Into the sunset

Written on January 7, 2023 at 5:40 pm, by

I’m writ­ing to let every­one know that today will be the last day in pub­li­ca­tion for the San Juan Update. I’ve enjoyed run­ning the Update over the last year, but oth­er work and fam­i­ly demands have increased dra­mat­i­cal­ly in recent months, and those demands require more of my atten­tion in 2023 and beyond. Thank you  Con­tin­ue Reading

Resident camping reservations open Jan. 25

Written on January 7, 2023 at 4:58 pm, by

The Coun­ty shares news about the open­ing of Coun­ty Park camp­ing reser­va­tions for 2023 for full-time San Juan Islands res­i­dents. San Juan Coun­ty’s Parks, Recre­ation, and Fair Depart­ment is offer­ing advanced camp­ing reser­va­tions for San Juan Coun­ty year-round res­i­dents begin­ning Wednes­day, Jan. 25 at 6 a.m. through Wednes­day, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. This two-week  Con­tin­ue Reading

Rainy Saturday

Written on January 7, 2023 at 2:25 pm, by

Friday Harbor High School presents Sense & Sensibility starting Jan. 19

Written on January 7, 2023 at 12:53 pm, by

SJCT sends along news about the upcom­ing high school per­for­mance it will be host­ing. San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre wel­comes Fri­day Har­bor High School stu­dents as they present a play­ful new adap­ta­tion of Jane Austen’s Sense & Sen­si­bil­i­ty, under the direc­tion of new Dra­ma Direc­tor Lind­sey Saarie. Kate Hamill’s adap­ta­tion is both clas­sic and mod­ern at  Con­tin­ue Reading

PADs for Parkinson’s moves onto its next chapter

Written on January 7, 2023 at 10:44 am, by

One of San Juan Island’s most pop­u­lar non­prof­its shares news about its future. PADs for Parkinson’s, the first pro­gram any­where to train dogs for the detec­tion of an odor asso­ci­at­ed with Parkinson’s Dis­ease, is excit­ed to announce that in June 2023, the pro­gram will move to its new home at Nosais, a non­prof­it research depart­ment  Con­tin­ue Reading

Max is the Animal Protection Society’s pet of the week

Written on January 7, 2023 at 8:51 am, by

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor shares a look at the adopt­able ani­mal of the week — Max, a large tbree-year-old Amer­i­can Bull­dog mix. Oh hiya guys, my name is Max! As soon as I saw you com­ing, I just knew I had to come and intro­duce myself. As you may be able to tell  Con­tin­ue Reading

Down the path

Written on January 6, 2023 at 9:03 pm, by

EDC hosting introductory GIS course in February

Written on January 6, 2023 at 12:14 pm, by

The EDC sends along an update about the next install­ment in their tech train­ing ini­tia­tive. The Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil of San Juan Coun­ty will facil­i­tate a GIS learn­ing cohort this win­ter as part of their Tech Train­ing Accel­er­a­tor Ini­tia­tive. This cohort will fol­low the upcom­ing Esri course titled Going Places with Spa­tial Analy­sis. This course  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town’s Christmas tree recycling pick-up set for Jan. 12

Written on January 6, 2023 at 10:00 am, by

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor shares details about its annu­al Christ­mas tree recy­cling efforts. The Town will col­lect Christ­mas trees for res­i­dents inside town lim­its this Thurs­day, Jan. 12. Trees must be placed at the curb no lat­er than 9 a.m. and must be sep­a­rate from oth­er unbun­dled trash and woody waste. To ensure the suc­cess  Con­tin­ue Reading

A splash of color in the midst of winter

Written on January 5, 2023 at 9:36 pm, by

Freezer Burned: Tales of Interior Alaska

Written on January 5, 2023 at 7:33 pm, by

Freez­er Burned is an ongo­ing series for the San Juan Update, writ­ten by Steve Ulvi. Read the pre­vi­ous sto­ry in this series. A Mys­tery Unfolds At Ala­pah Creek the first days of 1984 began with the entire region locked down in extreme cold. The kind of harsh cold you can taste in the air and eas­i­ly  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island high schooler selected for international art exhibition

Written on January 5, 2023 at 2:18 pm, by

San Juan Island School Dis­trict shares news about the achieve­ments of Fri­day Har­bor High School stu­dent Islay Ross. Fri­day Har­bor High School is excit­ed to announce that the 2022 AP Art and Design Dig­i­tal Exhib­it is now avail­able online and that one of our stu­dents, Islay Ross, has been fea­tured. The exhib­it fea­tures 50 high school  Con­tin­ue Reading

Volunteers needed for annual swan count

Written on January 5, 2023 at 8:46 am, by

The San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust is look­ing for vol­un­teers for its annu­al Swan Count project, which takes place through­out San Juan Coun­ty two weeks from tomor­row. “All morn­ing on Fri­day, Jan. 20, we will be coor­di­nat­ing a coun­­ty-wide effort to record as many obser­va­tions of trum­peter and tun­dra swans as we can,” the Preser­va­tion Trust  Con­tin­ue Reading

Fox in a tree

Written on January 4, 2023 at 11:12 pm, by

 A rare sight, but this fox played in the same tree as a kit eight months ago.

COASST to hold beached bird and marine debris training

Written on January 4, 2023 at 3:42 pm, by

The Coastal Obser­va­tion and Seabird Sur­vey Team shares news about their upcom­ing train­ing ses­sion on San Juan Island. On Feb. 5, the Coastal Obser­va­tion and Seabird Sur­vey Team will deliv­er a free train­ing ses­sion for mem­bers of the San Juan Island com­mu­ni­ty. COASST is focused on the inter­sec­tion of sci­ence, con­ser­va­tion, and com­mu­ni­ties. COASST par­tic­i­pants  Con­tin­ue Reading

Elected officials to be sworn in tomorrow

Written on January 4, 2023 at 8:55 am, by

The Coun­ty shares news about the swear­ing-in of eight elect­ed offi­cials. San Juan Coun­ty is pleased to announce the swear­ing-in of eight elect­ed offi­cials on Thurs­day, Jan. 5. The cer­e­mo­ny will take place at 9 a.m. in the Supe­ri­or Court Court­room with Supe­ri­or Court Judge Kathryn Lor­ing pre­sid­ing. Four new­ly elect­ed offi­cials will be sworn  Con­tin­ue Reading