Topic: Around Here

Notes from the Island — Oct. 1

Written on October 1, 2022 at 10:30 am, by

Ear­li­er this week, per­son­nel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Wash­ing­ton Depart­ment of Ecol­o­gy, and San Juan Coun­ty sur­veyed the shore­line from Lime Kiln State Park to Hen­ry Island look­ing for impacts from the oil and fuel spilled from the sunken Aleut­ian Isle fish­ing ves­sel. No con­t­a­m­i­nants were found on any of the shore­lines, even on  Con­tin­ue Reading

Searching for the landing

Written on September 30, 2022 at 9:30 pm, by

Letter to the Editor: Vote yes on SJI Library District Proposition 1

Written on September 30, 2022 at 7:36 pm, by

Some islanders won­der about build­ing a new library while the island has an afford­able hous­ing issue, but afford­able hous­ing and an expand­ed library serve the same island fam­i­lies in dif­fer­ent ways. Low- to mid­­dle-income fam­i­lies need after school youth pro­grams in safe spaces; books, movies, and audio to check out instead of pur­chase; and free  Con­tin­ue Reading

County shares its vision for road levy projects

Written on September 30, 2022 at 10:58 am, by

San Juan Coun­ty sends along its plans for the rough­ly $4 mil­lion in addi­tion­al fund­ing that would be gen­er­at­ed by the road levy increase propo­si­tion on this Novem­ber’s bal­lot. The upcom­ing Novem­ber elec­tion includes Res­o­lu­tion 20–2022 – a propo­si­tion to increase the road levy. It is a one-time, per­ma­nent levy lid lift for the coun­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

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

Written on September 30, 2022 at 9:51 am, by

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor shares a look at the adopt­able ani­mal of the week — Riv­er, a six-month-old domes­tic Pug-Chi­huahua-Shih Tzu mix. Pan­de­mo­ni­um / (noun): a wild uproar (as because of anger or excite­ment in a crowd of peo­ple). Pup­py pan­de­mo­ni­um / (noun): when the pan­de­mo­ni­um (of the excite­ment vari­ety, obvi­ous­ly) erupts in  Con­tin­ue Reading

Possibly the most colorful spot on the island

Written on September 29, 2022 at 10:02 pm, by

County seeks senior services volunteers

Written on September 29, 2022 at 7:04 pm, by

San Juan County’s Health & Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices depart­ment needs your help sup­port­ing island seniors. HCS is call­ing for vol­un­teers to sup­port senior ser­vices on San Juan Island. HCS Senior Ser­vices pro­vides and sup­ports pro­grams and ser­vices that assist seniors in remain­ing inde­pen­dent and in their own homes for as long as pos­si­ble. Senior Ser­vices is  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Support the Library bond

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

I am writ­ing to urge you to join me in vot­ing yes for the Library bond this Novem­ber. There are lots of rea­sons why we need a new build­ing — safer park­ing, space for pro­grams, more space for books and oth­er mate­ri­als, and to save mon­ey on build­ing upkeep, which takes a larg­er bite out  Con­tin­ue Reading