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San Juan Islander - Photo of the Day

 

Kaylee climbs the giant pumpkin -- more than 300 pounds -- at Fir Oaks Farm's pumpkin patch. The farm, located 3160 San Juan Valley Rd., San Juan Island, is selling the orange gourds and more on a self-serve basis. Photo by Matt Pranger

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Latest News

How to find out if your car has dangerous airbags

4.7 million vehicles have defective airbags made by the Takata Corp. If the inflator  ruptures, metal fragments fly out like shrapnel. Four deaths have been reported. To find out if your car is affected check the VIN...

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Baby orca presumed dead

Baby orca presumed dead

The Center for Whale Research has confirmed the third known offspring of a 23-year old Southern Resident orca known as L86 was not seen when other members of L-Pod were photographed recently in the Strait of...

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Oct. 23: Meeting on future of healthcare in the islands

A two-hour conversation about health equity and how we make decisions together in San Juan County about our health and health care system will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, October 23 at the...

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Editorial

It's time to get real about the levy lid…

How do you like me now? Islanders are supposed to use their vote on the county levy lid lift as an assessment tool of the county council's performance. 

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Opinion

White is a dedicated county clerk

Dear Editor, I have practiced law in San Juan County since 1994, and I support the re-election of Joan White as our County Clerk.

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Orcas attorney supports White's re-election

I am writing to support Joan White for County Clerk because of Joan’s outstanding personal performance.  I work with Court Clerks in San Juan Countyand other jurisdictions daily and I...

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White offers valuable support

Editor: How many times does one get an offer of “what can I do to help?” from any service provider, let alone a member of the government? But that is exactly...

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Entertainment

FH Film Festival tickets on sale and volunteers needed

Friday Harbor Film Festival, November 7-9, is less than three weeks away. The excitement is building. Our programs have arrived, please stop by our...

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Oct. 30: A Fireside Evening with Award Winning Poet Terry Martin

A Fireside Evening with Award Winning Poet Terry Martin takes place from 6 to 7 pm, Thursday, October 30 in the Lopez Island Library.

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Things to Do

Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Oct. 23

oin San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Island National Historical Park for an afternoon of astronomical fun at the Partial Solar Eclipse...

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Monster Dash Oct. 26

Give your Halloween costume a trial run and be part of Island Rec’s first ever Monster Dash 5k at 1 p.m. October 26 at...

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Health

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Oct. 23: Meeting on future of healthcare in the islands

A two-hour conversation about health equity and how we make decisions together in San Juan County about our health and health care system will take place from 2 to 4...

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New clinic opens in Friday Harbor

Vincent W. Shu, MD, FCCP INSPIRE Medical Clinic INSPIRE Medical Clinic 321 Price Street Friday Harbor, WA 98250 Tel: 360-370-7380 Fax-866-651-0544 INSPIRE Medical Clinic, located at 321 Price Street in...

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Environment - Science - Whales

Baby orca presumed dead

Baby orca presumed dead

The Center for Whale Research has confirmed the third known offspring of a 23-year old Southern Resident orca known as L86 was not seen when other members of L-Pod were photographed recently in the Strait of...

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Recreation and Sports

Island Rec Volunteer Basketball Coaches …

Island Rec is in need of volunteer coaches, for the 2014 Boys Basketball season. This league is recreational and focused on building skills and...

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Wolverines beat Orcas 30-6

The second Orcas Island High School vs Friday Harbor High School  for this season was won by the Wolverines 31-6. The Vikings hosted the...

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Art

Aquatint Etchings at Waterworks Gallery Oct. 4-29

Aquatint Etchings at Waterworks Gallery Oct. 4-29

The Natural World of Stephen McMillan will be on exhibit at Waterworks Gallery from October 4-29.

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Obituaries

Sheriff's Log