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Jayne Davis, Regional Operations Manager/North for the Ferries Division of the State Department of Transportation (Washington State Ferries, or WSF) announced on June 13 that she will resign from her position effective July 3.
Washington State Ferries will offer free parking at the Anacortes terminal July 3-7. The Sealth will be in service which accommodates 50 less cars per sailing than usual, according to Deborah Hopkins, Executive Director of the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau. She noted, “This came about thanks to our Ferry Advisory Committee.”
This election season, there’s been a lot of talk about change. As the campaign season gets under way locally, there will also undoubtedly be a lot of talk about choices.
The San Juan County Land Bank is pursuing $4 million in state grants, $1.5 million of which would be a reimbursement for money spent to buy Turtleback Mountain.
A baby orca was seen swimming with K pod earlier this month, possibly bumping the endangered Southern resident killer whale population to 88.
On June 10, the Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board issued a decision regarding two recent motions filed with them regarding the Eastsound Urban Growth Area (UGA) compliance matter – San Juan County’s motion for an extension of time filed with the Board on May 19, 2008 and a motion for a determination of invalidity filed with the Board on May 23, 2008.
The Lopez Island School District has a lot to be proud of. In this year’s senior class, 10 of the 26 graduates (about 40 percent) rank among the top 10 percent of 2008 graduates from Washington high schools.
Once again, The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Ferries Division is hosting public meetings in ferry communities around Puget Sound. These meetings will give the public an opportunity to exchange ideas and information regarding operational and pricing strategies and will give the Ferries Division an opportunity to understand the priorities of their customers at the individual and community level. The information gathered at these meetings will help inform the development of the long-range plan for the ferry system, said Joy Goldenberg, Ferries Division Communications Manager on June 13.
Decisions relating to expenditure of $209,600 and a presentation by Local 3911 on filling the vacant Assistant Chief position took up most of the Fire Commissioners regular meeting on June 10. Plans to reconvene the Strategic Review Committee for the June 24 meeting in Deer Harbor were also made. Commissioner Jim Coffin squelched public comment as “argumentative” and insisted that “decorum” be maintained. Much public comment was related to the way the Commissioners conduct Board business.
A few new wrinkles and a foot in the door signal that change could be in store in the way the annual proceeds from San Juan County’s so-called “original” two-percent lodging tax are distributed.
Chairman` of San Juans' FAC dismissed; council members cite unnamed officials' complaints of "hostile and beligerent" dealings.
San Juan Journal staff report
Advice, technical assistance to be offered as part of annual inspections of local businesses
Gudgell's offices to serve as a Windermere branch office until new Windermere offices are completed in 2009.
Lopez Village Urban Growth Area (UGA) boundary changed by removing 8.43 acres from the UGA.
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The Washington State Secretary of State's office issued a notice on Jan.…
Lichter speaks out on MacLeod's dismissal; WSF releases maintenance and operations schedules
Ferry Advisory Committee Chair insists upon knowing source of complaints.
Noon and 1:40 p.m. sailings canceled after wave takes out windshield and knock cars around.
Plan Review building and land-use permits affected.
Customers are advised to check WSF’s website, http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/, or call 1-888-808-7977 for the latest schedule information.
Council votes to approve new law on Feb. 5
The San Juan County Community Development and Planning Department (CDPD) will begin…
Record turnouts reported throughout county
The Education Initiative will makeup gap created by state funding formula
The BLM is preparing to make improvements to the facilities and parking…
Transportation assistance available
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Garden resourcesThe February meeting of the Orcas Island Garden Club will be…
By James KrallSan Juan JournalOver 36 acres near the top of Orcas…
In a press release issued by Gov. Chris Gregoire's office, it was…
Tuttle agrees to stay on 60 days.
By Joe GaydosSpecial to the SounderWhile diving at one of his favorite…
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Wright's position, salary questioned. Chief Harris defends it as part of Fire Department's strategic plan.
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The San Juan County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to acquire by eminent domain privately owned property along the route of the Fisherman Bay Road Improvement Project. Five of the six property owners shared their concerns and objections at a special session of the council, Feb. 26 in the Lopez Community Center.