Topic: Around Here

County Council agenda for Aug. 23

Written on August 22, 2022 at 12:27 pm, by

The San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil will hold a reg­u­lar meet­ing on Tues­day, Aug. 23 at 9 a.m. Items up for dis­cus­sion or action include: Sec­ond 2022 bud­get amend­ments Overview of Cur­rent Use and Des­ig­nat­ed For­est Land spe­cial tax pro­grams Sus­tain­able Tourism Man­age­ment Plan update Marine Pro­gram update Approve a res­o­lu­tion nam­ing Jason Brad­shaw as gen­er­al  Con­tin­ue Reading

Summer Film Series preview for Aug. 23

Written on August 22, 2022 at 10:56 am, by

The orga­niz­ers of the Sum­mer Film Series at San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre send along a pre­view of this week’s film. The show­ing starts at 7 p.m. Admis­sion is pay-what-you-can. For this sea­son only, fresh pop­corn is avail­able for free. The Worst Per­son in the World Dra­ma, com­e­dy, romance (Nor­we­gian with Eng­lish sub­ti­tles) — rat­ed R Run time: 2  Con­tin­ue Reading

Ticks widespread in islands but diseases rare, study finds

Written on August 22, 2022 at 9:32 am, by

Rus­sel Barsh, Direc­tor of Kwiaht, shares insights from the first year of the orga­ni­za­tion’s tick study, con­duct­ed through­out the San Juan Islands. The chance of find­ing a tick on your­self or one of your pets in San Juan Coun­ty is greater than pre­vi­ous­ly believed, but only about ten per­cent of island ticks are infect­ed with  Con­tin­ue Reading

In photos: 2022 County Fair — Day 4

Written on August 20, 2022 at 11:35 pm, by

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

Written on August 20, 2022 at 3:39 pm, by

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor shares a look at the adopt­able ani­mal of the week — Hux­ley, a 135-pound Great Pyre­nees and Ana­to­lian Shep­herd mix. Meet Hux­ley, our very own cross between a wolf and a polar bear. This gen­tle giant (empha­sis on giant) has quick­ly won over the staff with his mel­low demeanor  Con­tin­ue Reading

Entries now being accepted for Friday Harbor Arts Commission’s second Poetry Garden contest

Written on August 20, 2022 at 11:01 am, by

The Fri­day Har­bor Arts Com­mis­sion shares news about the return of their poet­ry gar­den con­test. San Juan Coun­ty res­i­dents of all ages are encour­aged to enter the 2023 Poet­ry Gar­den con­test being held now through Oct. 31, spon­sored by the Town of Fri­day Har­bor and the Fri­day Har­bor Arts Com­mis­sion. Win­ning entries will be announced  Con­tin­ue Reading

In photos: 2022 County Fair — Day 3

Written on August 19, 2022 at 11:32 pm, by

Letter to the Editor: San Juan County voters prevail

Written on August 19, 2022 at 10:30 pm, by

Last week, due to the unlaw­ful actions of our own Coun­ty Coun­cil, two San Juan Coun­ty cit­i­zens had to file in court to defend our demo­c­ra­t­ic right to vote after the Coun­ty Coun­cil blocked cer­tain amend­ments from even being on the bal­lot. While our Coun­ty Coun­cil, Coun­ty Man­ag­er and Pros­e­cut­ing Attor­ney sug­gest­ed they had the  Con­tin­ue Reading