Topic: Government

Primary Election Notes

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

Atten­tion Vot­ers, The May 24, 2016, Pres­i­den­tial Pri­ma­ry bal­lots were mailed to mil­i­tary and over­seas vot­ers on April 8th. The remain­der of bal­lots was mailed Tues­day, May 3rd. Vot­ing a Pres­i­den­tial Pri­ma­ry bal­lot is a bit dif­fer­ent than oth­er elec­tions so be sure to read all instruc­tions before mark­ing your bal­lot. You can learn when  Con­tin­ue Reading

Deadline Monday for Sunken Park Poetry Contest

Written on May 2, 2016 at 10:01 am, by

Town of Fri­day Har­bor Arts Com­mis­sion spon­sors poet­ry con­test Local writ­ers are invit­ed to sub­mit poems inspired by the nat­ur­al beau­ty of San Juan Island for the Sunken Park Poet­ry Con­test spon­sored by the Fri­day Har­bor Arts Com­mis­sion. The win­ner will read the select­ed poem at the unveil­ing of a Town of Fri­day Har­bor mur­al  Con­tin­ue Reading

FHFF Presents: Unbranded

Written on April 30, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val Win­ter Series: Audi­ence Choice Presents: Unbrand­ed Direct­ed by Phil Baribeau, Unbrand­ed is an in-between-col­lege-and-real-life adven­ture that makes the case for bet­ter land and wild horse man­age­ment. After adopt­ing a group of wild mus­tangs from the Bureau of Land Man­age­ment, a small group of recent col­lege grads decide to live out their  Con­tin­ue Reading

Board Sets EMS Levy

Written on April 29, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

As expect­ed, the pub­lic hos­pi­tal dis­trict board vot­ed Wednes­day evening to sub­mit a 50 cents per thou­sand EMS (Emer­gency Med­ical Ser­vices) levy to the vot­ers at the August 2 elec­tion. The vote to do so was unan­i­mous. Vivid­ly aware that two pre­vi­ous levies have failed, board mem­bers vowed to pare the bud­get as much as  Con­tin­ue Reading

Let’s Talk Tourism

Written on April 29, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

The fol­low­ing is a Guest Edi­to­r­i­al by Bar­bara Mar­rett of the vis­i­tor’s bureau… The first week in May is Nation­al Trav­el & Tourism Week, cre­at­ed to cham­pi­on the pow­er of trav­el to enhance com­mu­ni­ties across the coun­try by con­tribut­ing to the local econ­o­my and over­all qual­i­ty of life. In the past, I’ve used this oppor­tu­ni­ty to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town Construction Update

Written on April 27, 2016 at 4:42 pm, by

Spring Street Util­i­ty Replace­ment Project Con­struc­tion Update April 27, 2016 This is a con­struc­tion update from the town on what to expect today through the remain­der of the week… The Spring Street Util­i­ty Replace­ment Project has reached its final phase. The major­i­ty of side­walk repairs are com­plete, util­i­ties are con­nect­ed from the new main to indi­vid­ual prop­er­ties, and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Park-and-Ride Coming to Orcas Village Ferry Terminal

Written on April 21, 2016 at 5:16 pm, by

San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Works (SJCPW) has been award­ed a $760,000 grant by Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion which will be used to pro­vide safe park­ing for Orcas Island fer­ry users. The funds will go toward design­ing and con­struct­ing a park-and-ride facil­i­ty; the first of its kind for San Juan Coun­ty. An over­whelm­ing need exists to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Mayor Lacher Proclaims May is EDS Awareness Month

Written on April 21, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Affect­ed Fri­day Har­bor Res­i­dents See Promise in Edu­ca­tion­al Pro­mo­tion This month is “Ehlers-Dan­­los Syn­drome Aware­ness Month” on San Juan Island, thanks to last week’s procla­ma­tion made by May­or Car­rie Lach­er. The procla­ma­tion comes as due relief to the Wash­ing­to­ni­ans who strug­gle through each day cop­ing with the effects of the Ehlers-Dan­­los Syn­drome (EDS). Lach­er agreed to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Parade Theme Announced

Written on April 19, 2016 at 4:02 pm, by

2016’s Fri­day Har­bor 4th Of July Parade Theme Announced San Juan Island’s Cham­ber of Com­merce is proud to announce the theme for the 2016 Inde­pen­dence Day Parade in Fri­day Har­bor: “Amer­i­ca the Beau­ti­ful… 100 Years of Nation­al Parks!” The Nation­al Park Ser­vice turns 100 years of age in 2016 and San Juan Island is excit­ed to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Accessible Voting

Written on April 19, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

- This is the fourth 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. Vot­ing is for every­one. That may seem obvi­ous, but if you’re blind, or have mobil­i­ty or men­tal com­pe­ten­cy issues, it may  Con­tin­ue Reading

New Website for SJ County

Written on April 15, 2016 at 9:57 am, by

New San Juan Coun­ty Web­site Goes Live San Juan Coun­ty’s new web­site went live on April 11th. The new web­site makes it eas­i­er to nav­i­gate and find infor­ma­tion, con­duct busi­ness on-line, and be kept abreast of news and alerts affect­ing coun­ty res­i­dents and busi­ness­es. Check it out! Vis­it