Topic: Around Here

San Juan Island Firefighters in Challenging Leukemia and Lymphoma Fundraiser

Written on February 12, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

On Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Friday Harbor Marketplace from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., San Juan Island Fire and Rescue firefighters will be out in front of the store raising funds for the 2019 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Stairclimb. The firefighters are dedicating their LLS fundraising climb in honor of former San Juan  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance at the Grange

Written on February 12, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

We hear from Alice Dean… The Third Saturday Contra Dance at the Grange will take place Saturday, February 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  This month our caller is Gwen Rousseau from Seattle, and the band is The Luddite Ramblers, also from Seattle. The band features Laurel Stone on fiddle, Jay Finkelstien on guitar and  Continue Reading

Nichols Street in the Snow

Written on February 12, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

Thanks to Chuck Dalldorf for this snowy photo: A solitary figure walking down the hill on Nichols Street into Town…

Weather Update: From SJC Emergency Management

Written on February 11, 2019 at 4:49 pm, by

MONDAY 4:30PM UPDATE: As most islanders have probably noticed, it’s snowing heavily across the islands. Current forecast is for up to 8 inches of snow to fall, with many parts of the islands receiving less, some possibly a bit more. Snow is predicted to taper off as we head into Tuesday morning, though there may  Continue Reading

SJC DEM Media Update: Winter Weather Continues

Written on February 11, 2019 at 8:08 am, by

From San Juan County Dept. of Emergency Management…   As of 7am on Monday, County Road Crews are reporting the heaviest overnight snow on Orcas and the north and west sides of San Juan Island, with some locations receiving up to 8 inches of snow since late Sunday.   According to County Public Works Director  Continue Reading

Monday February 11, San Juan Island School District: Two Hour Delay, Snow Routes

Written on February 11, 2019 at 6:23 am, by

Monday February 11: San Juan Island School District is on a two hour delayed start schedule and buses will be on snow routes.

Roy Island and Dream Lake at Lakedale

Written on February 11, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Thanks to John Miller for this drone shot at 300 ft elevation, of Roy Island and Dream Lake at Lakedale Sunday morning… click on photo to enlarge image.

Pet of the Week

Written on February 11, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

Hello.  I’m Jordan and I’m currently residing at the animal shelter while taking applications for my prospective Valentine.  If you’re interested in being my Valentine you must: Like to cuddle on the sofa Keep a regular and abundant inventory of tasty snacks Have lots of dog toys that squeak Enjoy going for walks Be patient  Continue Reading

More Snow and Wind in Forecast

Written on February 10, 2019 at 12:41 pm, by

More snow and wind is said to be on the way this afternoon/evening. Meanwhile, much of the snow we had has cleared but use caution, it is still very icy out there. From the National Weather Service… Detailed forecast for San Juan County…   Today: Sunny late in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance  Continue Reading

Snow Covered Logs at Third Lagoon

Written on February 9, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

Thanks to Nancy DeVaux for this photo of snow yesterday at third lagoon… click on photo for larger image…

Snow in San Juan Valley

Written on February 9, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Thanks to Colleen Bennett for this photo of yesterday’s snow… 

A Big Snowball

Written on February 9, 2019 at 5:25 am, by

Thanks to Cari Matthews for this great photo…

Its Snowing!

Written on February 8, 2019 at 11:27 am, by

Thanks to Lorie and Todd Narum for this great photo…

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Offers “Adventures in Boating” Class

Written on February 8, 2019 at 5:25 am, by

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer the Washington Basic Boater Education Course.  Everyone wishing to learn or share their safe boating skills as well as review our local boating regulations is invited to attend.  Upon successful completion of the course, attendees may submit a copy of their individual “Certificate of Accomplishment” with $10 to  Continue Reading

Court Ruling Clears Hurdle toward Lasting Protections for Puget Sound Shorelines

Written on February 8, 2019 at 5:20 am, by

Thanks to Katie Fleming at the Friends of the San Juans for sending us this report…  On February 6, a federal judge rejected an effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its refusal to adequately protect shoreline areas in Puget Sound. The Court’s decision means the lawsuit, which charges that  Continue Reading

Winter Weather Update: Are you Ready For Snow?

Written on February 7, 2019 at 9:10 am, by

A message from Brendan Cowan, director San Juan County Emergency Management…     There’s snow and more cold weather in the forecast. This weather pattern is setting up similarly to what the islands last saw in 2008: extended cold, possibility of multiple snow events, and intermittent high winds.   This is just a forecast, so  Continue Reading

The Eagle and the Hawk

Written on February 7, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

Thanks to John Miller for this great photo… click to enlarge photo.

League of Women Voters, Speaker Cancelled, Felicity’s Cupcakes Will Be There

Written on February 7, 2019 at 5:29 am, by

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans regret to inform you the talk by former Representative Kris Lytton has been cancelled. The League will still have a program and we are told Felicity’s cupcakes will be there on February 11, 2019 noon to 2:00 pm at the San Juan Island Library Conference Room.  Continue Reading

Recycle Electronics Now Postponed Until February 19th

Written on February 6, 2019 at 5:22 am, by

Recycle Electronics February (was going to be on the 12th now rescheduled to 19th due to snow) 10:00 am – 3:00 pm in the open lot next to the Mullis Fire Station. Acceptable items include: Desktops, Laptops, Tablets, Monitors, Printers, Televisions (LCD OR CRD), DVD Players and DVR’s, Computer cables. No keyboards or mice. Items  Continue Reading

San Juan Bistro Features Valentine’s Day Weekend Supper Club

Written on February 6, 2019 at 5:20 am, by

Here’s a Valentine’s Day Weekend invitation from San Juan Bistow… “Love the One You’re With” on Saturday, February 16th at 6:00 pm. Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend at our next San Juan Supper Club! Share our 5 course menu with perfectly paired wines with that perfect person! ($60, optional wine courses additional). at our next San Juan Supper Club! To reserve your table,  Continue Reading

Winners of the Roche Harbor Salomon Derby

Written on February 5, 2019 at 5:15 am, by

A total of $28,000 in cash prizes were awarded to winners of this year’s 16th annual Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Salmon Derby. Paul McAbee from Bellingham came in at first place, Michael Porter from Issaquah in second place, Connor Ryan from Mount Vernon in third place, Paul McAbee again in fourth place and Bill Shaw from  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on February 4, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

Well, if you must know, my new year’s diet has failed. I shall now concentrate on growing taller.  Please don’t suggest exercise.  I’m not in any way interested in “feeling the burn”.  My favorite exercise is a cross between a lunge and a crunch.  It’s called, “Lunch”.  If you are of a like mind, we should  Continue Reading