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Richard Fralick, who won the Orcas West County Council seat by a vote of 925 to opponent Mindy Kayl’s 801 votes, says he is ready to leave behind the campaign process and solve the problems facing county government.
A draft action plan to improve the health of Puget Sound identifies about 15 actions to be taken in the San Juan Islands, including acquiring priority habitat for salmon, maintaining local oil-spill response programs, reducing sources of water pollution, managing urban stormwater runoff, implementing low-impact development standards for new construction, and limiting alterations on sensitive shorelines.
Approval of 1/10th of one percent increase could come at Dec. 2 public hearing
Council slashes 'project' fees by 90 percent, retains base fee of $23
San Juan County Elections Supervisor Doris Schaller expects that, by the time…
Cleanup plan recommends salmon habitat acquisition, low-impact development, stormwater controls in the San Juans
By RICHARD WALKERJournal of the San Juans EditorA draft action plan to…
All county vets invited to traditional ceremony
The Nature Conservancy is urging support of the Puget Sound Partnership’s Action…
Richard Fralick received 771 votes, Mindy Kayl received 654 Tuesday. Fralick will succeed Alan Lichter, who lost in the primary. Pratt and Rosenfeld were elected to San Juan Island Council seats.
The San Juan County Council has appointed Johannes Krieger and Andy Holman to the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee, a citizens’ committee that supports research, promotes stewardship of marine resources and advises the County Council on Marine Resource issues.
The public Cemetery District Meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Library Meeting Room.
San Juan County Sheriff Bill Cumming confirmed this week that break-ins continue to occur in Eastsound businesses, including one at the Sheriff’s Office off Mt. Baker Road.
To some, the pending elimination of a juvenile probation job may sound like a reasonable move in these tight budgetary times.
On Oct. 28, at the third of four Orcas Island Fire District (OIFD) meetings to determine the proposed 2009 budget, fire commissioners, Chief Mike Harris and Captain Rick Anda spent more than an hour listening and responding to public questions and ideas.
“San Juan County is the least affordable county in the state,” San Juan County’s affordable housing coordinator Angela Lausch told the County Council this week, and she cited housing as the leading reason.
The Orcas Island Post of the American Legion invites the public to attend ceremonies in observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Post Hall on Crescent Beach Road.
Many stores and offices around the Island will soon display unique, beautiful, fanciful, whimsical fish created by island artists. These wonderful fish will be the “main event” at the annual Orcas Island Education Foundation (OIEF) Food for Thought Benefit Auction.
Oct. 30 was the “final” extension date for the County to make its case to the Growth Management Hearings Board (GMHB) that it had met the requirements for Eastsound’s Urban Growth Area (UGA).
Last Thursday, a large number of the public attended a special “brainstorming” meeting to resolve outstanding maintenance, financial, legal and safety issues at the Orcas Island Skate Park.
Service restored around 4:30 p.m.
Skagit Valley College (SVC) is hosting an Information Session for Prospective Nursing Students with faculty and advisors from the SVC Nursing Program on Wednesday, Nov.12 at the San Juan Center in Friday Harbor. The two-hour session is in Room D and begins promptly at 11:45 a.m., concluding by 1:45 p.m. (this time frame is to accommodate ferry travelers from throughout the islands).
Leadership San Juan Islands (LSJI) announces that the deadline for applications for its 2009 program is Nov. 7.
The San Juan County Fair will host two giant Flea Market and Craft Fairs, Saturday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008.
The Olga Community club potluck is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8. Social hour will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
The lecture series Crossroads: Ideas for a New Century will continue on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Orcas Center. Juliet Stumpf, professor of immigration and citizenship law at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Ore., will speak on “Crossing New Borders: Making Sense of the U.S. Immigration Debate through Law, History, and Politics.”
Marine Science Lecture Series: Dr. Scott Pearson will give a presentation on two fascinating seabirds, rhinoceros auklets and tufted puffins. The public is asked to park in the upper parking lot at Camp Orkila. Shuttle service from the parking lot to the talk is available before and after the lecture. 7 p.m. Free. Info at 376-3910.
Jeremiah Bernhardt, M.D. is a third-year family medicine resident from Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center who arrived at Orcas Family Health Center (OFHC) in the middle of October to complete a month-long rotation under the supervision of David C. Shinstrom, M.D. Over the past few years, several third-year residents have done a similar rotation, noting the time spent at OFHC served as a valuable learning experience for rural medical practitioners.”
The San Juan County Council has appointed Johannes Krieger and Andy Holman…
Sheriff, deputy prosecutor go to bat for probation officer
Bob Coleman, President and CEO of Islanders Bank is pleased to announce the following Officer promotions approved by The Board of Directors of Islanders Bank at the September 2008 Board Meeting:
For November only, the Orcas Island Camera Club will meet on the second Tuesday of the month, Nov. 11, so that members can track the Presidential election.
When the Saint Helens String Quartet with Jovino Santos Neto come to Lopez Center on Nov. 2, expect the barriers between classical music, jazz, and indigenous Brazilian music to come down.
Students in grades K-8 at Orcas Christian School held a celebratory Chinese meal and program to culminate their study of China on Thursday, Oct. 17
WSU Extension is gearing up once again for its popular biennial WSU Master Gardener training to be held in Friday Harbor.