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Taking in the view at Mt. Constitution - Photo by Sharon Kivisto



Friday Harbor High School Wolverines crash through to begin the 2014 football season. They beat Orcas Vikings and won the 2014 Island Cup. SLIDESHOW  - Photos by Matt Pranger

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Heritage Harvest Feast Oct. 4 on Orcas

Orcas Island Historical Museum Heritage Harvest Feast takes place a at Red Rabbit Farm at 5:30 p.m. October 4. The farm-to-table family-style dinner will...

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HONEY: Nature’s Floral Symphony Sept. 17

HONEY: Nature’s Floral Symphony, a presentation by Brady Ryan, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 17 in San Juan Island Grange Hall on First Street...

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IMA on short list for up to $650K grant

The Washington State Building for the Arts advisory committee has selected the San Juans Islands Museum of Art (IMA) as one of 14 non- profit organizations from a field of 50 applicants. The award could mean...

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Environment - Science - Whales




    As I sit at my computer trying to compose this week’s column, I notice a paper shopping bag across the room. It is one of those paper bags with a flat bottom and two stiff handles at the top. The color of the bag is maroon, and it shows up nicely against the blue carpet and the beige sofa.

    in Outside the Box
  • LearningExpress Library can help!


    The San Juan Island Library is pleased to offer LearningExpress Library, a free resource for skill building, test prep, career certification, and more.

    in View from the Library
  • Stinkin’ Seaweed Supports Students

     This is a story about a wonderful synergy between college students, life at marine labs, and research opportunities.

    Students at many stages in their careers come from all over the world to UW's Friday Harbor Labs, to take courses, work as an assistant for a scientist, or take part in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The students work as apprentices, guided by an instructor or mentor on individual research projects.

    in Tide Bites
  • How the Red-Legged frog got its name


    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.

    in Nature Notebook

    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.

    in Journey to Wellness


Sheriff's Log

  • Sheriff's Log - September 3 - 9
     Theft- On September 4th A San Juan Island Deputy responded to a reported theft of Jewelry, Medications and other items from a vehicle parked…
  • Sheriff's Log August 21-27
    Missing Person- August 21 - deputies responded to a reported missing person. A short time later the person in question was found sleeping on…