Photo of the Day

Matt Pranger photo

Friday Harbor High School soccer player Emma Wickman works on some foot skills after the first practice Tuesday, Aug. 26 on the new athletic field at the end of Carter Avenue.

Construction workers finish up the sidewalks on the west side of Blair Avenue in time for the start of school August 28. Street paving is set for September 9 and 10 when the off-island asphalt company is available. Many resources are being used to repair the damage caused by the mudslide in Oso earlier this year. Sharon Kivisto photo

 

Things to Do THIS WEEKEND

Things to Do

Entertainment

Columns

  • Early Learning Lab on Tour, Comes to San Juan Island Thursday, Sept. 11

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    I love hearing about all the entertainers on tour this summer. There is Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, and Billy Joel, just to name a few. Even the immortal Cher is back on the touring circuit with fellow 80s icon Cyndi Lauper. Count yourselves lucky if you get to see that special spectacle.

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  • CONFESSION TIME

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    I’ve kept a deep dark secret to myself since childhood. I knew that sharing this secret could cause others to be offended, to reject me, and perhaps even hate me. The pain of that possibility was more than I could bear. However, I can no longer endure the suffering that goes along with holding this secret in. So, today, I have something deeply personal to share with you.

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  • How the Red-Legged frog got its name

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    It was drizzling outside - the first moisture San Juan Island had seen for some time. The gray countenance that embraced the dawn was a welcome change from an unusually long stretch of clear, dry days. I was eager to go exploring and a mid-July rain promised the possibility of finding red-legged frogs. Little did I know my quest would lead me all the way to the Smithsonian Institute.

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  • Big Waves Are Costly for Fish Trying to Stay Put

     Complex water flows, such as waves and eddies, are common in nature and play an important role in shaping aquatic communities. In shallow marine habitats, waves are ubiquitous disturbances that influence the abundance and distribution of fishes depending on their ability to move in or withstand these physical forces (Liao 2007, Webb et al. 2010).

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  • KRILL OIL VS. FISH OIL

    Avatar_MarkWEarnhart Many of our patients have been asking about krill oil lately, and since I didn’t really know how good or bad it was, I did a little search for information. What I found was really quite revealing. Manufacturers of krill oil have made many claims as to the efficacy of krill oil over fish oil. Here are a few of the claims and what I found.

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Obituaries

Sheriff's Log

  • Sheriff's Log August 13-19
    Dog Bite: Friday Harbor - August 13, 2014.  A deputy had to deploy a Taser at a dog as it rushed toward him at the county fairgrounds.…
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  • Sheriff's Log August 6-12
    Sex Offender:  San Juan Island - August 6: A registered sex offender was arrested by San Juan County Sheriff deputies after a complaint was received…