Topic: Government

Farewell Mayor Lacher

Written on December 22, 2017 at 5:58 am, by

A large crowd of town and coun­ty res­i­dents gath­ered in Town Hall on Thurs­day to say thank you and farewell to Car­rie Lach­er, Fri­day Har­bor’s first woman may­or. They thanked her for her many achieve­ments as well as a new era of coop­er­a­tion between the town, the coun­ty, the port, and oth­ers. She thanked the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Honoring Mayor Carrie Lacher

Written on December 18, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Every­one is wel­come to attend an open house at Town Hall on Thurs­day, Decem­ber 21, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. We are hon­or­ing May­or Car­rie Lach­er for her won­der­ful years of pub­lic ser­vice to the Town.

Board of Health

Written on December 15, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

San Juan Coun­ty Board of Health — Always Work­ing for a Health­i­er and Safer San Juan Coun­ty Many coun­ty res­i­dents may not be aware of a local Board that con­tin­u­al­ly strives to improve the health of the com­mu­ni­ty. The San Juan Coun­ty Board of Health has respon­si­bil­i­ty over all mat­ters per­tain­ing to the preser­va­tion of  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Adds Land to Odlin Park

Written on December 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm, by

San Juan Coun­ty acquires 100 acre Odlin South from WA DNR After a per­sis­tent year-long effort by San Juan Coun­ty, the Odlin South prop­er­ty sale was approved by the WA Board of Nat­ur­al Resources on Decem­ber 5, 2017. Coun­cil mem­bers Jamie Stephens and Rick Hugh­es, along with Coun­ty Man­ag­er Mike Thomas, made the trip to Olympia  Con­tin­ue Reading

Master Gardeners Assist Town in Rain Garden Cleanup

Written on December 6, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

Town employ­ees and vol­un­teer WSU Mas­ter Gar­den­ers recent­ly com­plet­ed Phase One of the reju­ve­na­tion of the Spring Street rain gar­den locat­ed at the north­east cor­ner of Spring and First Streets. Phase One involved remov­ing 25 five-gal­lon buck­ets of silt, remov­ing and clean­ing riv­er rock, pulling weeds and unhealthy plants, and clean­ing out the catch basin.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Positions Available on the Town Planning Commission

Written on December 5, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

Are you inter­est­ed in becom­ing more involved with the com­mu­ni­ty and help­ing guide the Town’s future devel­op­ment? The Town of Fri­day Har­bor is seek­ing vol­un­teers to fill vacan­cies on the Town Plan­ning Com­mis­sion. The five-mem­ber Plan­ning Com­mis­sion meets reg­u­lar­ly and acts as the fact find­ing agency of the Town with respect to growth and devel­op­ment.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Curbside Pickup is Back!

Written on November 16, 2017 at 3:58 pm, by

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor is pleased to announce that it has re-estab­lished its source for pro­cess­ing of comin­gled recy­clable mate­ri­als and, as a result, the Town curb­side pro­gram will NOT be dis­con­tin­ued on Novem­ber 22, 2017. Laut­en­bach Indus­tries and the Town have con­clud­ed nego­ti­a­tions with Recol­o­gy of Seat­tle, Wash­ing­ton and will main­tain their exist­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Don Eaton Retirement Party

Written on November 14, 2017 at 5:37 am, by

All are wel­come! Please join us for a retire­ment cel­e­bra­tion hon­or­ing Judge Don­ald E. Eaton on Fri­day, Decem­ber 15 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Open house recep­tion includ­ing light refresh­ments and hors d’oeuvres San Juan Coun­ty Bar Asso­ci­a­tion Spe­cial Pre­sen­ta­tion at 3:00 p.m. Gath­er­ing in the Supe­ri­or Court­room & Jury Room San Juan Coun­ty Cour­t­house 350  Con­tin­ue Reading

Thank a Vet!

Written on November 10, 2017 at 9:57 am, by

Marie DiCristi­na shares this report on Vet­er­an’s Day assem­blies at the schools… Thurs­day morn­ing Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School and Fri­day Har­bor High School held assem­blies hon­or­ing Vet­er­ans and Vet­er­ans Day. Sev­er­al local vets attend­ed. The High School band pro­vid­ed won­der­ful musi­cal trib­utes includ­ing play­ing the anthems of the var­i­ous mil­i­tary branch­es. The delight­ful chil­dren of Fri­day  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town Discontinues Curbside Recycling

Written on November 10, 2017 at 9:50 am, by

Fri­day Har­bor to Dis­con­tin­ue Curb­side Co-Min­­gled Recy­cling Until Fur­ther Notice The Town of Fri­day Har­bor will be dis­con­tin­u­ing curb­side recy­cling pick­up effec­tive Novem­ber 22nd, 2017. This will not affect cus­tomers of San Juan San­i­ta­tion in the Coun­ty. The Town uses Laut­en­bach Indus­tries to take the Town’s refuse to the Cowlitz Coun­ty land­fill and, until recent­ly,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Dog Licensing Update

Written on November 9, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Tuck­er, a 13-year old black lab with a dis­tinc­tive skill, received the first dog license of 2018 at the Auditor’s Office. Dog tags will be avail­able for all dogs start­ing Novem­ber 15 at eight San Juan Coun­ty loca­tions. Tuck­er recent­ly retired from his job with Con­ser­va­tion Canines, a squad of dogs trained to sniff out  Con­tin­ue Reading

Port Seeks Citizen’s Advisory Committee

Written on November 6, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Port of Fri­day Har­bor Invites Appli­cants for Citizen’s Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee The Port of Fri­day Har­bor is seek­ing appli­cants for a Citizen’s Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee to assist the Port in the con­sid­er­ing the pur­chase of Jensen’s Boat Yard and Mari­na. The Com­mis­sion will appoint a pan­el of cit­i­zen vol­un­teers to advise the com­mis­sion as it inves­ti­gates this  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter About Voting

Written on November 3, 2017 at 12:39 pm, by

About 13,000 bal­lots were mailed to coun­ty vot­ers almost two weeks ago.  As of Fri­day morn­ing (Nov. 3) only 25 per­cent (about 3,200) of the bal­lot envelopes had been received.  That means many vot­ers have their bal­lots.  Get­ting those bal­lots in “on time” is impor­tant. If you plan to vote by mail, I encour­age you  Con­tin­ue Reading

Arts Commission Openings

Written on November 3, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Town accept­ing appli­ca­tions for open posi­tions on Fri­day Har­bor Arts Com­mis­sion. The Fri­day Har­bor Arts Com­mis­sion (FHAC) is seek­ing two new mem­bers to fill three-year appoint­ments com­menc­ing Jan­u­ary 1, 2018. Com­mis­sion­ers appoint­ed to these unpaid, vol­un­teer posi­tions will rep­re­sent the inter­ests of the Town, com­mu­ni­ty, and local artists in advis­ing the Town Coun­cil on the  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Seeks Your Input

Written on November 2, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

The Coun­ty cur­rent­ly has 2 ways for you to share your input. First — Put Your Opinon on the Map! Lit­er­al­ly… The Pub­lic Com­ment Map at the link below gives you the chance to share your opin­ion about places around the coun­ty.  Do you have an idea about how you would like your neigh­bor­hood to change?  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letters for the November Election

Written on November 2, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

You can see let­ters from indi­vid­u­als sup­port­ing our can­di­dates at the links below. Let­ters are list­ed in chrono­log­i­cal order. As more let­ters come in, this list will be updat­ed so be sure to check back. For Anna Lisa Lind­strum — Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict Com­mis­sion­er Rob­bie Law­son Louise Dus­trude Ker­win John­son John and Emi­ly Gey­man Martha Scott Susan  Con­tin­ue Reading