BLM Holding Meetings for National Monument Draft Plan

Posted on November 2, 2018 at 7:37 am, by

The Bureau of Land Management released their Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Juan Islands National Monument (Monument) nearly a month ago. Members of the public have until Jan. 3 to provide written comments. The BLM encourages all interested members of the public to review the plan and participate in  Continue Reading

Lumi Verdugo – Clay speaks to me

Posted on November 1, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The body of work of almost 56 years expresses Lumi’s joy in experimenting with glazes, firing and Raku pottery. At the exhibition Lumi Verdugo: Of My Hands 1962-2018 now at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) visitors can discover the varied faces of clay works, including the use of local island clay. When  Continue Reading

Prevention Survey

Posted on November 1, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

The Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Community Survey is an anonymous annual statewide survey administered by all of the CPWI coalitions in Washington state. The Community Survey captures our local San Juan Island attitudes about teen alcohol and drug use, as well as prevention programming. This data helps to inform our coalition’s strategies, as  Continue Reading

County Seeks Participation Updating HSTP

Posted on November 1, 2018 at 5:38 am, by

Over the next two months, San Juan County Health & Community Services is undertaking a process to update its Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan (HSTP) originally created in 2010 and then updated in 2014. The HSTP was developed to address the transportation needs of the elderly, people with disabilities, and low income populations in accordance  Continue Reading

Giant Shopping Cart

Posted on October 31, 2018 at 6:02 pm, by

You will be seeing the bigger than life size shopping cart in town for San Juan Lions 29th Annual Shopping Spree. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 2nd & Saturday November 3rd at Kings Market and Market Place. (Only $1 per ticket or $5 per book of tickets) to Win a 4 Minute shopping Spree  Continue Reading

FHES Halloween Parade

Posted on October 31, 2018 at 5:24 pm, by

Here it is – the elementary school kids parading through town in their Halloween costumes. See who you recognize…

Halloween in Friday Harbor

Posted on October 31, 2018 at 5:21 pm, by

Lots of people got into the Halloween spirit on Wednesday. Check them out!

Stillpoint Halloween

Posted on October 31, 2018 at 5:06 pm, by

Happy Halloween from Stillpoint School!

FHFF in Photos

Posted on October 31, 2018 at 5:55 am, by

And another Film Festival is behind us. Here’s a look at some highlights from the 6th Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival. Click the thumbnails below to see who all you recognize.

Island Senior: Time to Vote for the Mullis Center Board.

Posted on October 31, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Its time to vote! Not just in the November 6 general election but its time to elect board members for the Mullis Center Operations Committee.  Eligible voters are anyone 60 years of age and older, or disabled, and a  Continue Reading

OPALCO Town Hall

Posted on October 31, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Let’s talk about YOUR electric co-op Join the OPALCO board for town hall style listening sessions. Have some feedback to share with OPALCO leadership? Stop by one of these sessions to ask questions or engage in conversation with your elected co-op board. November 12: Lopez Library @ 5:30 pm November 13: Shaw Community Hall @  Continue Reading

Letters for Upcoming Election

Posted on October 31, 2018 at 4:30 am, by

You can see letters from individuals supporting our candidates and issues 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 Nick Power: Colleen Kenimond Don Hall Rita Latsinova Paul Arons Bill Karges Justin Paulsen Doris M. Sumner  Continue Reading

Late Ballots

Posted on October 30, 2018 at 5:54 am, by

Here’s a press release from the office of the SJC Auditor, F. Milene Henley… Have you received your ballot for the November 6 election? All ballots were mailed on October 16. Yet an extraordinary number of late and misdirected ballots have been reported to the Elections Office this election. Part of the problem was explained  Continue Reading

Four Artists. One Day. Art Show

Posted on October 30, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Join four San Juan Island artists for a one day, pop up art show. Laura Bauer – Painting & Sculpture Joe Miller – Watercolor & Oil Painting Joe Cooper – Painting & Sculpture Paula West – Ceramics November 3, 2018 Noon-8pm San Juan County Fairgrounds 4H Building Friday Harbor, San Juan Island Contact; Paula West  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Announces Updated Mission and Vision

Posted on October 30, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

At the September 28th meeting of San Juan Community Theatre Board of Trustees, the Board voted to update the Mission and Vision statements of the Theatre as follows: Mission: Enriching community through performing arts Vision: San Juan Community Theatre engages community through performing arts, inspiring island residents and visitors of all ages. From Executive Artistic Director, Nathan  Continue Reading

Rotary Gift Recipients

Posted on October 29, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Islands recently presented checks to the recipients of proceeds from the 12th annual Concours d’Élégance held on August 26 at the San Juan Vineyards. This event was co-sponsored by the Sports Car Club of San Juan Islands.  Each organization received $4,517.00. PolioPlus Fund of Rotary International received $1,000.00. Please  Continue Reading

Employers: Get Ready For Paid Leave

Posted on October 29, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

EDC offers paid family and medical leave law workshop, presented by the Washington ESD Business owners and bookkeepers will learn the details of Washington State’s new paid family and medical leave law at an informative workshop this November.  Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) and the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD),  Continue Reading

Marketing 101

Posted on October 29, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

EDC and Visitors’ Bureau present workshop entitled Marketing 101 Marketing is changing at lightning speed due to rapid changes in platforms on the internet and social media.  Business entrepreneurs can learn how to stay ahead of the changes by participating in a FREE workshop offered by the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC), in  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on October 29, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Well hello there. My name is Dudley. I may look like I’m a deep thinker but, 99% of the time I’m thinking of ways to outsmart the red dot. The rest of the time I’m napping. If these are things you enjoy doing, give me call. I’m here at the animal shelter. Thinking. Animal Protection  Continue Reading

Deceptive Mailer

Posted on October 28, 2018 at 8:56 pm, by

San Juan County voters beware: There is apparently a deceptive mailer circulating in our county encouraging you to ignore the names on your ballot for Sheriff and instead write in Undersheriff Zac Reimer. Please see the response below found on Facebook from Zac: It is a shame that I have to set the record straight,  Continue Reading

Filthy Tricks

Posted on October 28, 2018 at 8:37 pm, by

Here’s a letter to you from Eric and Audra Adelberger… We are disappointed to find that some shady group without the courage to identify themselves is attempting to interfere in our local election for San Juan County sheriff by distributing a mailer that urges voters to write in the name of Zac Reimer for sheriff.  Continue Reading

Happy Halloween!

Posted on October 28, 2018 at 10:00 am, by

Your Friday Harbor Kiwanis Club will again be distributing bags of Halloween candy Sunday to the residents of the Greenway subdivision, this year from Spruce Street to Rose Lane off Argyle. Happy Halloween!