Peace Island Easter Basket Sale Canceled

Posted on April 1, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Peace Island Medical Center Volunteers Upon the recommendation of the health department and the state guidelines, we have been advised to cancel our Easter basket sale this year. We thank the community for their continued interest and support of this fundraiser for our cancer care center. We look forward and plan to continue this  Continue Reading

All Adults Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine In Washington April 15

Posted on March 31, 2021 at 9:53 pm, by

Ages 16 and Up Can Get Vaccinated    From Gov. Jay Inslee’s Office Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee announced March 31 that effective April 15, all Washingtonians over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.  Over the past four months, since Washington began administering doses of the vaccination, the state  Continue Reading

Fish For Teeth Fish Tacos Available Friday

Posted on March 31, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Fish for Teeth From 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday, April 2, enjoy a legendary fish taco from Fish for Teeth. They’re actually burritos. They’re delicious and made with flakey white rockfish sustainably harvested off the Washington coast, Pablito’s salsa, Tillamook cheese, fresh greens, and a squeeze of lime, all assembled with love from a Fish  Continue Reading

Celebrate Poetry Month This April In Friday Harbor Poetry Gardens

Posted on March 31, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor and its Arts Commission invite the community to celebrate National Poetry Month with a tour of the town’s four poetry gardens. The winning poems from the town’s 2019 poetry contest are on display in the waterfront viewing area below Downriggers and next to the  Continue Reading

Letter: Tony Fyrqvist Supports Island Rec Levy, Recounts Program Memories

Posted on March 31, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

By Tony Fyrqvist, San Juan Island I strongly support the Island Rec Levy. We have lived on the island for 30 years and I have seen the improvement has made in the community. The levy is a small price divided among many to provide a great return for all. In the early ’90s, Cindy Baker  Continue Reading

Meet Easter Bunny On San Juan Walking Tour Hosted By Firefighters Association

Posted on March 30, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Islands’ Firefighter Association The San Juan Islands’ Firefighter Association will host a walking tour instead of the annual Easter egg hunt due to the ongoing pandemic, from noon-2 p.m., Sunday, April 4. We hope you will join us for a fun walk around town, visit with some of our firefighters and keep  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival Presents Earth Day Documentaries

Posted on March 30, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Friday Harbor Film Festival The Friday Harbor Film Festival Director Series presents a varied selection of not-to-be-missed documentaries to brighten your life each month. Beginning April 1, in honor of Earth Day, four feature films will be available 24/7 at fhff.org. The films include “Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock,” “My Country No More,”  Continue Reading

OPALCO Clears Trees Under Power Lines To Improve Safety, Forest Health

Posted on March 30, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From OPALCO Orcas Power & Light Cooperative is clearing the right-of-way areas under power lines to protect the electrical system from outages, remove forest fuels that could feed a wildfire and improve forest health through biochar amendments to the soil. OPALCO is our member-owned cooperative electric utility, serving San Juan County.  The Civilian Conservation Corp  Continue Reading

Sun-E-Land Bikes Visits San Juan Islands

Posted on March 29, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

Coming soon to visit Friday Harbor, Lopez, Orcas… Sun-E-Land Bikes is a new Electric Bicycle Company based in Bellingham, now open for business and will be coming to the San Juan Islands to feature and promote the Sun-E-Land City Cruiser. Matt Holmes is the owner and operator of Sun-E-Land Bikes. Sun-E-Land Bikes offers affordable electric  Continue Reading

View Short Documentaries On San Juan Islands Artists

Posted on March 29, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan Community Theatre San Juan Community Theatre and San Juan Islands Museum of Art are pleased to present a joint production called Island Artist Scenes. Our two organizations have collaborated during their lull in normal operations to produce a series of mini-documentaries highlighting local artists. In our first installment of this limited series,  Continue Reading

First-dose COVID Vaccine Registration Opens Monday

Posted on March 28, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan County San Juan County Health and Community Services will be opening registration for first-dose vaccine appointments at 9 a.m., Monday, March 29. These clinics will be on Orcas and San Juan Island. Lopez doses will be administered by Lopez Pharmacy. Those who are eligible and wish to register for an appointment should  Continue Reading

Pam Hutchins Retires From San Juan Public Hospital District

Posted on March 28, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan Island EMS The retirement announcement of Superintendent Pamela Hutchins on March 25,  marks the end of a critical era for the San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1. First hired in April 2005 as the financial officer for the old Inter Island Medical Center, she played a role there until it  Continue Reading

Letter: OPALCO Orcas District Reps Ask For Vote

Posted on March 28, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Jeffrey Struthers and Rick Christmas, OPALCO Orcas District Representatives It is time to vote for Orcas district directors for OPALCO and Rock Island. We, your current Orcas district directors — Jeffrey Struthers and Rick Christmas — ask for your vote. Here is why we believe you should return both of us to the board  Continue Reading

One New COVID Case On San Juan, One On Lopez

Posted on March 27, 2021 at 1:47 pm, by

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, March 19, the total cases in San Juan County have increased from 129 to 131. There are nine close contacts of positive cases currently in active quarantine. Orcas Island There are no new cases on Orcas Island since the last update and no confirmed positive  Continue Reading

Homes For Islanders To Suspend Operations After Foxhall

Posted on March 27, 2021 at 1:28 pm, by

From Homes for Islanders The affordable self-help housing non-profit Homes for Islanders is nearing completion of their Foxhall neighborhood homes. This will bring the organization’s owner-built affordable home production total up to 129 completed homes built over 17 years between 2004 and 2021. Although Homes for Islanders has been searching diligently for a future location(s)  Continue Reading

Adopt Local Beach To Protect From Man-made Debris

Posted on March 27, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

By Karin Roemers-Kleven, Plastic Free Salish Sea Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer and the weather is getting better. We can leave our houses and go for nice walks. So, why not adopt a beach? The idea behind adopting a beach was launched about a year ago with the development of the  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center To Install Gas Kilns

Posted on March 27, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Alchemy Art Center Alchemy Art Center’s two enormous gas kilns, previously standing sentinel by the road, have been moved to their new permanent home next to the ceramic studio. It was quite a feat to get them into place, and kudos to the Alchemy engineering team for pulling it off! Gas firings can create  Continue Reading

Town Of Friday Harbor Hiring Lead Finance Clerk

Posted on March 27, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From The Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of lead finance clerk. The lead finance clerk is responsible for varied and complex financial duties, including some of the duties of the finance director in their absence. The lead finance clerk performs a variety  Continue Reading

Mullis Street Construction Targets Sidewalk, Curb Through April 1

Posted on March 26, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor will add a roundabout to part of Mullis Street from March 22 through May 28. The project will reconstruct approximately 1,300 feet of Mullis Street from 818 Mullis Street, the Guard Electric and Airport property, to Spring Street. The contractor is installing curb, gutter  Continue Reading

PeaceHealth To Distribute 80 First-Dose COVID Vaccines This Week

Posted on March 26, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From PeaceHealth PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor will have 80 primary doses of the Moderna vaccine to distribute this week. PeaceHealth is now vaccinating individuals in the 1B1 and 1B2 categories per state eligibility guidelines at its clinic scheduled for Thursday, March 25. No affiliation with PeaceHealth is required. People in these  Continue Reading

San Juan County Updates Website

Posted on March 26, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan County San Juan County is excited to announce the county launched its new and improved website March 25. With the new changes and updated look, citizens and visitors will be able to find what they need in a faster and more intuitive manner, as well as keeping up with new and important  Continue Reading

Donate To Gary Bowman Memorial To Support Wife Yvonne

Posted on March 25, 2021 at 6:50 am, by

From organizers You surely know our friendly, Friday Harbor U.S. Post Office counter employee, Yvonne Bowman. She is always ready with a kind word and smiling eyes. On Dec. 24, her beloved husband Gary Bowman passed away due to an aortic dissection. Gary did not have life insurance. This has been a devastating loss besides  Continue Reading