Topic: Government

FAC Public Forum

Written on May 17, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

The San Juan Coun­ty Fer­ry Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee will be hold­ing a pub­lic forum on Mon­day May 23, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the Coun­ty Coun­cil meet­ing room at 55 Sec­ond St, Fri­day Har­bor. The FAC is a vol­un­teer com­mit­tee appoint­ed by the coun­ty coun­cil to pro­vide a liai­son with Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries, and pro­vide  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Auditor of the Year

Written on May 16, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Just heard some good news from the Coun­ty… Con­grat­u­la­tions to San Juan Coun­ty Audi­tor Milene Hen­ley, who received the hon­or of “Coun­ty Audi­tor of the Year” at the Wash­ing­ton State Asso­ci­a­tion of Coun­ty Audi­tors annu­al meet­ing. Milene was pre­sent­ed with this pres­ti­gious award by Sec­re­tary of State Kim Wyman. Con­grat­u­la­tions Milene!

County Adds Electric Vehicles to Fleet

Written on May 13, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil approved fund­ing for the pur­chase of 2 new elec­tric vehi­cles and charg­ing sta­tions at its May 10th reg­u­lar meet­ing. The pur­chase is part of a con­cert­ed Coun­ty effort to replace old­er gas or diesel pow­ered vehi­cles in its fleet with new elec­tric tech­nol­o­gy. “We pur­chased 2 elec­tric util­i­ty vehi­cles for our  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter from Diane Martindale

Written on May 11, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Dear Edi­tor, You may be per­plexed over what Washington’s May 24 Demo­c­ra­t­ic Pres­i­den­tial Pri­ma­ry means, espe­cial­ly if you par­tic­i­pat­ed in the March 26 Demo­c­ra­t­ic precinct cau­cus­es. But I encour­age you to vote! The media will report the results of the Wash­ing­ton State Repub­li­can pri­ma­ry on May 24, as they use the pri­ma­ry results to assign del­e­gates to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Voting the Presidential Primary

Written on May 10, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

This is the fifth in a series of arti­cles about elec­tions in Wash­ing­ton State by San Juan Coun­ty Audi­tor F. Milene Hen­ley. The Coun­ty Audi­tor admin­is­ters elec­tions and vot­er reg­is­tra­tion in the Coun­ty. Bal­lots for Washington’s May 24 Pres­i­den­tial Pri­ma­ry will arrive in your mail­box soon. The Pres­i­den­tial Pri­ma­ry is dif­fer­ent from every oth­er Wash­ing­ton elec­tion.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Rachel Dietzman to Retire

Written on May 9, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Rachel Diet­z­man will retire June 3 after 9–1/2 years at Coun­ty Pub­lic Works (five as Coun­ty Engi­neer). She worked in the pri­vate sec­tor before join­ing Pub­lic Works, and says at that time she “thought gov­ern­ment work would be easy. I imag­ined the job would give me an oppor­tu­ni­ty for research and train­ing and learn­ing skills  Con­tin­ue Reading

Clearest Drinking Water

Written on May 9, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

» Update — the time has been moved up to 11:00 for this award pre­sen­ta­tion « Town to receive Depart­ment of Health award for top water qual­i­ty in the state  The Town of Fri­day Har­bor is receiv­ing top hon­ors for pro­vid­ing some of the clear­est drink­ing water in the state for three con­sec­u­tive years. The Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment  Con­tin­ue Reading

$19 million in Economic Benefits

Written on May 6, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Tourism to San Juan Island Nation­al His­tor­i­cal Park cre­ates Over $19 mil­lion in Eco­nom­ic Ben­e­fits Report shows vis­i­tor spend­ing sup­ports 198 jobs in local econ­o­my A new Nation­al Park Ser­vice (NPS) report shows that 258,668 vis­i­tors to San Juan Island Nation­al His­tor­i­cal Park (NHP) in 2015 spent $14,811,700 in com­mu­ni­ties near the park. That spend­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading