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Friday | Journal of the San Juans

SJ hospital commission taps Taylor

What the hospital district needs most at this point in time is a commissioner with a proven track record in the world of finance, according to San Juan Island Hospital District Commission Chairman Dr. Michael Edwards.

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Related Topix: Friday Harbor, WA

Friday Jul 11 | San Juan Islander

Update on SJI transfer station presented July 10

Increased services, hours and minimum fees at the San Juan Transfer Station were the topics of conversation at the Community Roundtable held Thursday, July 10 at Brickworks in Friday Harbor.

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Related Topix: Friday Harbor, WA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

San Juan Islander

Eastsound Road Work to be completed Week of July 14

The San Juan County Public Works Department will be completing chip seal operations with a fog seal on roads in Eastsound starting Monday, July 14, 2014, weather permitting.

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Related Topix: Eastsound, WA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Journal of the San Juans

State fines SJ Island westside property owner $79K for waterfront clearcut

An aerial photograph show an area cleared of shoreline vegetation, without permits, at the San Juan Island westside property formerly known as Mar Vista Resort.

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Related Topix: Science, Ecology

San Juan Islander

Calls for Orcas Fire and EMS up 13 percent over 2013; 40 percent over 2012

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue responded to 57 calls in June, 40 were for emergency medical services.

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Related Topix: Orcas, WA, Eastsound, WA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Stranger

Announcement for Filmmakers:

Check it out: The first annual Orcas Island Film Festival, which is happening between October 10 and 13th this year, wants to award three filmmakers $1500 each to make a short film that's set in San Juan County.

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Journal of the San Juans

What's up on the beach? More than you might think

You may be surprised to learn that there are two kinds of marine fish, Pacific sand lance and surf smelt, that use the upper portions of sand and gravel beaches to spawn and incubate their eggs.

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Related Topix: Orcas, WA

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Bellingham Herald

State to restart farmer internship program

A first-in-the-nation effort to support farming's future will restart July 1 in an expanded and extended format.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Skagit County, WA, Chelan, WA, Kittitas, WA, Snohomish, WA

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Bellingham Herald

San Juan County struggles with health care costs

Providers told The Daily Times that consequences would include filled emergency rooms, crowded jails and even death for some patients.

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San Juan Islander

Extra patrols on 4th of July weekend

In our efforts to make for a safe and memorable Fourth of July weekend in the islands, the Sheriff's Office will have extra patrols deployed throughout the county.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July, Friday Harbor, WA, Eastsound, WA, Deer Harbor, WA, Lopez Island, WA

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Journal of the San Juans

Gates to open at San Juan dump Mondays

The solid waste transfer station on Sutton Road will be open for business Mondays, 9 a.m. to noon, beginning June 30. The additional day of operation is among several changes instituted by Lautenbach Recycling since the Mount Vernon-based disposal company took over management of the transfer station in June, under contract with San Juan County.

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San Juan Islander

Family needs housing after apartment fire

Orcas Island Firefighters found heavy smoke and smoldering embers in the kitchen of an apartment in the Lover's Lane neighborhood at 12:47 am Wednesday, June 25. It took 14 responders about 8 minutes to completely put the fire out.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

Journal of the San Juans

San Juan man cited for dumping tires on shoreline of westside preserve; penalties compound

Using a sheriff's boat to help clear the debris, Land Bank employees and the sheriff department 's work crew clean up and clear a mass of tires dumped in mid-March on the Land Bank's Westside Preserve.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014

San Juan Islander

County awarded $23K for recycling education

San Juan County will use a $23,300 grant from the Washington Department of Ecology for community education on proper recycling practices and achieving zero-waste goals, improved signage and other facility enhancements, and a scale to track items diverted for re-use.

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Related Topix: Kitsap County, WA

Tue Jun 24, 2014

San Juan Islander

Bon voyage sailing for the Evergreen State June 29

The public is invited to bid "bon voyage" to Washington State Ferries' oldest ship, the 87-car Evergreen State, with one last ride from Friday Harbor to Anacortes Sunday, June 29. Crews will decommission the vessel and retire it from service following its final sailing.

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Related Topix: Friday Harbor, WA, Anacortes, WA

Sat Jun 21, 2014

Journal of the San Juans

Demolition marks debut of new twist on pollution prevention program

Marc Forlenza, corner right, looks on as backhoe operate Harvey Brown begins to demolish a 28-foot derelict vessel Thursday, June 19, at Jensen's Shipyard.

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Related Topix: Friday Harbor, WA

Thu Jun 19, 2014

Journal of the San Juans

San Juan County puts deep freeze on ICE 'holds'

On the heels of recent rulings in federal court, San Juan County and its Sheriff's Department are joining a rapidly expanding list of cities and counties limiting how far they will go to assist in rounding up those suspected of being in the U.S. illegally.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform

Wed Jun 18, 2014

Farmington Daily Times

San Juan County opposes Clean Water Act expansion

San Juan County Commissioners on Tuesday passed a resolution opposing a proposed Clean Water Act rule change that officials say would encumber the county's permitting process.

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Related Topix: US News, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Sammamish Review

Police Blotter June 18

It's a fish wrapper, not a fire starter Police responded when a man on the 1400 block of 233rd Avenue Southeast called to report someone had started a fire in his garbage can at about 10:05 p.m. June 6. When police arrived, the officer found a rolled up newspaper lying on the bottom of the can.

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Related Topix: Sammamish, WA

San Juan Islander

Fire and Rescue calls on Orcas Island up 18 percent over 2013

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Department responded to 88 calls in May. The year-to-date total is 383 up 18 percent from the same period in 2013 when there were 324.

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Related Topix: Orcas, WA

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