San Juan County Newswire (Page 8)

San Juan County Newswire (Page 8)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for San Juan County, WA. (Page 8)

Results 141 - 160 of 187 in San Juan County, WA

  1. In Our View : Ban the freelance fireworks in countyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | HeraldNet

    OK, maybe this is a stretch, but a couple of proposals to ban fireworks might actually be a celebration of democracy worthy of the Fourth of July. They certainly wouldn't be as colorful, exciting and loud as the impromptu and - let's admit it - usually illegal displays of pyrotechnics that light up neighborhood backyards, but that's the idea.

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  2. Honeywells denied appeal over shoreline penalty of $55,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    David and Nancy Honeywell, of the now-infamous waterfront clearcut at the former Mar Vista Resort, were denied their appeal over a shoreline penalty of $55,000 on June 1 in San Juan County Superior Court. The court did grant their appeal regarding a water quality violation penalty of $12,000.

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  3. Survivors speak out against sex crimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    ... have stopped him." Though her case occurred more than 10 years ago, her story is becoming more frequent in San Juan County. Local law enforcement and staff from DVSAS told the Journal last week about the uptick in the number of sexual and domestic ...

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  4. Vote counting equipment testing on Wednesday June 29Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    A "Logic and Accuracy" test of ballot tabulating equipment used in San Juan County is scheduled for June 29th. The test works by tallying the results of a prepared set of ballots to see if the results match the votes cast.

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  5. Amendment to Solid Waste Management Plan finalizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    The final step in a process allowing a crushed glass and concrete-only landfill on Lopez Island was completed this week by the San Juan County Council. "I believe it's the right thing to do for Lopez, and glass is always going to be an issue, until there's a way to recycle it that is economically feasible, and this will take care of filling in an existing rock quarry," said District 1 councilman Bob Jarman.

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  6. Island County sex crimes against children on the riseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2016 | HeraldNet

    An influx of sexual assault crimes involving minors in San Juan County has islanders wondering what is happening to their communities. 'It's messed up in a million different ways,' said San Juan Sheriff Ron Krebs about these crimes against children.

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  7. New Port of Port Townsend director begins workRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | Peninsula Daily News

    ... 2016." Gibboney, most recently the director of environmental resources/deputy director of public works for San Juan County, replaced Larry Crockett, 68, who retired June 1 after 17 years in the position. ________ Jefferson County Editor Charlie ...

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  8. Island sexual assault crimes on the rise, but why?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    An influx of sexual assault crimes involving minors in San Juan County has islanders wondering what is happening to their communities. "It's messed up in a million different ways," said San Juan Sheriff Ron Krebs about these crimes against children.

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  9. A major Native American site is being looted. Will Obama risk armed conflict to save it?Read the original story

    Jun 5, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... because they bar development that could generate additional revenue. Out-of-state militias came to San Juan County two years ago, when Commissioner Phil Lyman helped lead a protest all-terrain vehicle ride through a canyon the Bureau of Land ...

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  10. Editor's note Ricke Hughes, Washinton Ferries 30 minute RuleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    San Juan County Councilman Rick Hughes said that he is concerned about the change to food services, but with all the issues facing the ferry system right now, he would rather devote time and resources to fight Washington State Ferries over issues like maintenance, access to better boats and the 30 -minute rule. "San Juan county is vehemently against this rule," said Hughes.

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  11. Friday Harbor man accused of sexual assault against toddlerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | HeraldNet

    John William Barker Jr., 25, of Friday Harbor, is charged with two counts of rape of a child in the first degree and one count of assault of a child in the second degree. Bail is set at $50,000 and an arraignment is scheduled for June 3 at San Juan County Superior Court.

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  12. How Are We Doing? A quarterly review of County Finances by County Auditor F. Milene HenleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    ... and other tradesmen, business is booming. That's good news, and it's evident in retail sales activity in San Juan County. In the construction sector, sales in the county dropped 21 percent in 2009, and another 12 percent over the next two years. ...

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  13. Man charged with sexual assault against a 20-month-oldRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    John William Barker Jr., 25, of Friday Harbor, is charged with two counts of rape of a child in the first degree and one count of assault of a child in the second degree. Bail is set at $50,000 and an arraignment is scheduled for June 3 at San Juan County Superior Court.

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  14. FHHS students put on mock trial | SlideshowRead the original story

    May 31, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    The San Juan County Superior Court courtroom fills with people. Defense and prosecution attorneys whisper amongst themselves as they prepare for a murder trial.

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  15. New Port of Port Townsend director set to take reins June 7; Crockett to retire WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2016 | Peninsula Daily News

    The changing of the guard at the Port of Port Townsend will conclude with the installation of a new port director. Sam Gibboney, 54, who was the director of environmental resources/deputy director of public works for San Juan County, will replace Larry Crockett, 68, who is retiring Wednesday after 17 years in the position.

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  16. San Juan preserve offers whale-watching hikes, minus crowdsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2016 | Bellingham Herald

    ... to many tourists, the public also has access to trails abutting the park in Limekiln Preserve, thanks to the San Juan County Land Bank, a public-lands preservation agency funded by local real-estate excise taxes. The Land Bank has obtained 250 acres ...

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  17. Judah Finney elected as Delegate for Republican National ConventionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    Judah Finney, San Juan County Republican State Committee Man, was elected as an Alternate Delegate to the National Republican Convention in Cleveland, Ohio this upcoming July. Judah, raised on San Juan Island, has represented San County Republicans at the State Committee level and has supported local county Republican work.

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  18. Open government group honoring whistle blowerRead the original story

    May 25, 2016 | Wahkiakum County Eagle

    In a June ceremony, the Washington Coalition for Open Government will honor former San Juan County Building Official John Geniuch with a Key Award at the WCOG regular board meeting next month. The Key Award is given on an ongoing basis to any person or organization that has done something notable for the cause of open government within the past 12 months.

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  19. Sports ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    ... the Friday Harbor Power Squadron hosted a training event to make boating safer. The Power Squadron, the San Juan County Sheriff's Department, the Friday Harbor Fire Department, and West Marine conducted a training event for about 40 islanders in how ...

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  20. Hicks Bay renamed to Hix's BayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    ... State Board on Geographic Names) for a final decision at one of its regular public meetings. Hix Bay in San Juan County. Originally named for Cynthia and Louis Hix who purchased property surrounding this Shaw Island bay in 1888, the water body's ...

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