Topic: Around Here

County Council agenda for Sept. 13

Written on September 12, 2022 at 8:42 am, by

The San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil will hold a reg­u­lar meet­ing on Tues­day, Sept. 13 at 9 a.m. The meet­ing includes a pub­lic hear­ing accept­ing tes­ti­mo­ny about emer­gency and sup­ple­men­tal appro­pri­a­tions to the 2022 Coun­ty bud­get. Items up for dis­cus­sion or action include: Opi­oid lit­i­ga­tion and set­tle­ment agree­ment Draft request for qual­i­fi­ca­tions for the Argyle St.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — Sept. 12

Written on September 12, 2022 at 6:30 am, by

San Juan Island fire­fight­ers Michael Hen­der­son, Craig McConnell, and Tom Eades head­ed off island on Sat­ur­day to pro­vide sup­port for the Bolt Creek wild­fire in King Coun­ty. It’s the last day for two exhi­bi­tions at the San Juan Islands Art Muse­um — Look­ing Into Kab­ul by James Lon­g­ley and Lat­tice II by Hen­ry Jack­son-Spiek­er. Start­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Council to consider proposal for high-density, permanently affordable housing project in Friday Harbor

Written on September 11, 2022 at 8:06 am, by

The San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil is set to review a pro­pos­al that calls for the devel­op­ment of up to 42 units of low- and mod­­er­ate-income rental hous­ing in down­town Fri­day Har­bor. A draft of a Request for Qual­i­fi­ca­tions relat­ed to a 1.75-acre par­cel of Coun­­ty-owned land at the cor­ner of Argyle Ave. and Mal­com St.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Smoke on the water

Written on September 10, 2022 at 8:34 pm, by

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

Written on September 10, 2022 at 5:55 pm, by

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor shares a look at the adopt­able ani­mal of the week — Zel­da, a five-year-old domes­tic short­hair tab­by. Hi, I’m Zel­da! Although you may have already heard the sto­ry of how I end­ed up in the shel­ter, I’m here to tell you the real, insid­er sto­ry straight from the cat’s  Con­tin­ue Reading

County seeks stolen sign help

Written on September 10, 2022 at 3:44 pm, by

The Coun­ty’s Pub­lic Works team requests the pub­lic’s help deal­ing with an increase in stolen street signs. San Juan Coun­ty is expe­ri­enc­ing a slew of street sign thefts, leav­ing inter­sec­tions and many pop­u­lar roads unmarked. Coun­ty offi­cials are call­ing for the public’s help in find­ing and return­ing miss­ing street signs. In the last two months,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — Sept. 10

Written on September 10, 2022 at 8:00 am, by

Here’s the line­up for today’s farm­ers mar­ket. Fri­day Har­bor High School foot­ball knocked off Gran­ite Falls 27–6 last night in the Wolver­ines’ home open­er. The game was called at half­time fol­low­ing the can­cel­la­tion of the 10 p.m. fer­ry to Ana­cortes, allow­ing the Gran­ite Falls team, cheer­lead­ers, and fans to catch the unsched­uled 8:30 p.m. depar­ture.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor 27, Granite Falls 6

Written on September 9, 2022 at 9:33 pm, by

Water main work on McDonald Street starts Monday

Written on September 9, 2022 at 3:19 pm, by

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor sends along notice about an upcom­ing con­struc­tion project off Tuck­er Ave. Local access to McDon­ald St. will be dis­rupt­ed begin­ning Mon­day, Sept. 12 into ear­ly Octo­ber while Richard Law­son Con­struc­tion installs a water main and recon­structs a por­tion of the street. Although the con­trac­tor has been asked to expe­dite the project  Con­tin­ue Reading

Haunted mausoleum runs from Oct. 14–29

Written on September 9, 2022 at 2:08 pm, by

Scouts of San Juan share news about their fall fundrais­er. Roche Har­bor has gra­cious­ly offered the use of their mau­soleum ceme­tery to the Scouts of San Juan to run a fundrais­ing haunt­ed expe­ri­ence. From approx­i­mate­ly 6–11 p.m. Fri­day and Sat­ur­day nights from Oct. 14–29, weath­er per­mit­ting, the San Juan Sea Scouts, Scout Troop, and Wolf  Con­tin­ue Reading

Port commissioners move forward with energy improvements at Friday Harbor Airport

Written on September 9, 2022 at 10:19 am, by

The com­mis­sion­ers of the Port of Fri­day Har­bor vot­ed last month to per­form a com­pre­hen­sive ener­gy assess­ment at Fri­day Har­bor Air­port, the results from which will guide enhance­ments to the facility’s ener­gy effi­cien­cy and resilien­cy. The assess­ment – part of the Port’s five-year cap­i­tal improve­ment plan with the Fed­er­al Avi­a­tion Admin­is­tra­tion – will take place  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Jobs: Friday Harbor Labs is hiring a part-time Marine Operations Supervisor

Written on September 9, 2022 at 9:42 am, by

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Washington’s Fri­day Har­bor Lab­o­ra­to­ries is look­ing for a half-time Marine Oper­a­tions Super­vi­sor to pro­vide water­front sup­port to all of its research and aca­d­e­m­ic endeav­ors. Learn more in the Island Jobs sec­tion of the San Juan Update.

In the store at Sweet Earth Farm

Written on September 8, 2022 at 7:58 pm, by

County issues wildfire smoke warning

Written on September 8, 2022 at 3:49 pm, by

San Juan Coun­ty shares infor­ma­tion about poten­tial health risks asso­ci­at­ed with wild­fire smoke that is expect­ed to reach the islands Fri­day through Sun­day. Smoke from near­by wild­fires is pre­dict­ed to make its way to San Juan Coun­ty this week­end, Sept. 9–11. Take pre­cau­tions to pro­tect your­self and fam­i­ly mem­bers if smoke reach­es unhealthy lev­els. “We  Con­tin­ue Reading

After-school sailing club registration open now

Written on September 8, 2022 at 1:47 pm, by

The Sail­ing Foun­da­tion shares the lat­est news about their after-school sail­ing pro­gram. The San Juan Island Sail­ing Foun­da­tion is again spon­sor­ing low-cost after-school sail­ing for mid­dle and high school stu­dents with any amount of sail­ing expe­ri­ence — from com­plete novice to expe­ri­enced rac­er. Younger stu­dents will be con­sid­ered based on their matu­ri­ty and their own  Con­tin­ue Reading

September real estate market snapshot

Written on September 8, 2022 at 11:29 am, by

The Simon­son and Zam­brovitz Team at Cold­well Banker San Juan Island send along this real estate mar­ket snap­shot for the island. Despite stress­es in the broad­er eco­nom­ic mar­ket, medi­an home and land prices on San Juan con­tin­ue their upward trajectory.