Topic: Around Here

Island Jobs: San Juan Island Library Board seeks a Trustee

Written on October 31, 2022 at 11:34 am, by

The San Juan Island Library is look­ing for can­di­dates to fill a vacan­cy on the five-mem­ber Library Board for a non-paid term of office that runs from Jan. 1, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2027. Learn more in the Island Jobs sec­tion of the San Juan Update.

County Council agenda for Nov. 1

Written on October 31, 2022 at 10:09 am, by

The San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil will hold a reg­u­lar meet­ing on Tues­day, Nov. 1 at 9 a.m. Items up for dis­cus­sion or action include: 2022 bud­get — third amend­ment 2023 bud­get mid-bien­ni­al review Approv­ing the 2023 Cap­i­tal Improve­ment Plan and the 2023–2028 Six-Year Cap­i­tal Improve­ment Plan Can­celling pri­or years unclaimed accounts payable and pay­roll war­rants Nox­ious  Con­tin­ue Reading

Mount Dallas in the clouds

Written on October 31, 2022 at 8:25 am, by

Aries Unpingco ties the game for the Pee Wee Tigers

Written on October 29, 2022 at 8:49 pm, by

He would lat­er score the game-win­n­ing touch­down on a fourth-and-goal play in over­time. All three Tiger foot­ball teams won their games on Sat­ur­day and will con­tin­ue post-sea­­son play next weekend.

Letter to the Editor: Why I’m voting yes for the library

Written on October 29, 2022 at 5:55 pm, by

Like many islanders — and espe­cial­ly prop­er­ty own­ers — I expe­ri­enced some pret­ty intense stick­er shock at the $20 mil­lion esti­mat­ed cost of the new Library on Spring Street. It was enough to stop me in my tracks, despite being some­one who con­sis­tent­ly votes pro­gres­sive. Does a small rur­al com­mu­ni­ty real­ly need such an expen­sive  Con­tin­ue Reading

At the top of Young Hill

Written on October 29, 2022 at 4:39 pm, by

Town of Friday Harbor matching Food Bank donations during the month of November

Written on October 29, 2022 at 1:36 pm, by

The Town shares news about its year­ly ini­tia­tive to pro­vide some extra sup­port for Fri­day Har­bor Food Bank. Each Novem­ber, the Town of Fri­day Har­bor asks that you help us sup­port an impor­tant com­mu­ni­ty need — the Fri­day Har­bor Food Bank. The Food Bank spends over $10,000 each month serv­ing near­ly 750 house­holds, and rough­ly 1,475  Con­tin­ue Reading

A break in the clouds

Written on October 29, 2022 at 12:33 pm, by

Island Jobs: Inter Island Propane is looking for a Customer Service Representative

Written on October 29, 2022 at 9:26 am, by

Inter Island Propane is hir­ing a Cus­tomer Ser­vice Rep­re­sen­ta­tive for a full-time posi­tion with flex­i­ble hours. Learn more in the Island Jobs sec­tion of the San Juan Update.

Frank and Francesca

Written on October 28, 2022 at 9:20 pm, by

“Frank and Francesca are the two res­i­dent bald eagles that use the Cat­tle Point light­house as a fish­ing perch,” Brad says. “At this angle it’s hard to tell the size dif­fer­ence for deter­min­ing male and female, but if you look at the beaks, Francesca has the larg­er beak as females do. Also, the pupil size  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: From the Vote Yes For Our Library committee

Written on October 28, 2022 at 7:38 pm, by

On your bal­lot right now is the years-long cam­paign to build a new Library. The issue is shroud­ed in rumors and mis­in­for­ma­tion. Many won­der why the Library itself has not done more to respond and answer people’s ques­tions. The answer is sim­ple — pub­lic agen­cies are high­ly con­strained in their abil­i­ty to cam­paign, and the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Vote yes for the library

Written on October 28, 2022 at 2:22 pm, by

Every com­mu­ni­ty deserves a first-rate pub­lic library, and I hope that we will all embrace this oppor­tu­ni­ty to build one. The exist­ing struc­ture is burst­ing at the seams, with no room to expand in its cur­rent loca­tion. Through years of work and study, our library board has cre­at­ed a vision for a facil­i­ty that can  Con­tin­ue Reading

Tiger football teams host Saturday playoff games

Written on October 28, 2022 at 10:35 am, by

Fol­low­ing a suc­cess­ful sea­son for Fri­day Har­bor Tigers youth foot­ball, all three teams will host a first-round play­off game tomor­row at Linde Com­mu­ni­ty Fields. The Midget team (ages 9–10) kicks off at 11 a.m. against Belling­ham, fol­lowed by the Juniors (ages 11–12) at 1 p.m. against Belling­ham, and the Pee Wees (ages 6–8) at 3  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — Oct. 28

Written on October 28, 2022 at 9:26 am, by

Today is home­com­ing at Fri­day Har­bor High School. The parade starts at 3 p.m. from WSF Lot C and pro­ceeds up Spring St., to be fol­lowed by a pep ral­ly at 3:30 p.m. at Turn­bull Gym. The foot­ball game against Coupeville High School starts at 6:30 p.m. High school boys soc­cer fin­ished up their reg­u­lar  Con­tin­ue Reading

Rain on the rail

Written on October 27, 2022 at 11:31 pm, by

Letter to the Editor: Thoughts on the Charter Review Commission propositions

Written on October 27, 2022 at 10:22 pm, by

Friends who know I served on the Char­ter Review Com­mis­sion asked for my take on the four CRC propo­si­tions that are on the bal­lot. Here’s what I told them. Dur­ing the CRC meet­ings the only one of the four pro­pos­als I sup­port­ed was Prop 2. The 2021 CRC spent three weeks try­ing to secure basic sup­port  Con­tin­ue Reading