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San Juan County Council articles

Want to get involved in your county government? With many positions on San Juan County Council advisory committees expiring in within the next 30 days there are numerous volunteer opportunities.

Information about the committees can be found here. The downloadable applications is in the left hand column on this webpage. For more information call the county Clerk at 360.378.2898 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text64025 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Agricultural Resources Committee

Position #2-- 4 Year term

Position #5-- 4 Year term

Position #7-- 4 Year term

Representative, Position #13-- 4 Year term

Position #10-- 4 Year term

Representative. Position #15-- 4 Year term

Position #11-- 4 Years term

Board of Equalization

Alternate, Position #5-- 3 Year term

Alternate, Position #6-- 3 Year term

Building Advisory Council

1 (Architect)-- 3 Year term

5 (Designer/Contractor)-- 3 Year term

Deer Harbor Plan Review Committee

Position #5-- 1 Years term

Position #3-- 2 Years term

Position #7-- 2 Years term

Position #6-- 2 Year term

Eastsound Design Review Committee

Position #4/Alernate-- 3 Year term

Eastsound Planning Review Committee

Position #6-- 2 Year term

Position #7-- 2 Year term

Position #5-- 2 Year term

Fair Board

At Large, Position #8-- 3 Year term

Position #3 Shaw-- 3 Year term

Ferry Advisory Committee

Shaw Island, Primary-- 4 Year term

Alternate -- 4 Year term

Housing Bank Commission

Position #5-- 4 Year term

Human Services Advisory Board

District #1, Position #6-- 3 Years term

Position #1, District #1-- 3 Year term

District #1, Position #3-- 3 Year term

District #2, Position #7-- 3 Year term

District #3, Position #11-- 3 Year term

District #3, Position #12-- 3 Year term

District #1, Position #4-- 3 Year term

Lodging Tax Advisory Board

Lodging-Contributor-- 3 Year term

Lodging-Contributor-- 2 Year term

Lodging-Contributor-- 2 Year term

Contributor-- 3 Year term

Orcas-Receiver-- 2 Year term

Orcas Chamber/Receiver-- 3 Year term

Tourism Receiver-- 2 Year term

Tourism Receiver-- 2 Year term

Lodging -Contributor-- 3 Year term

Marine Resources Committee

Position #12-- 4 Year term

Position #13-- 4 Year term

Position #15-- 4 Year term

Solid Waste Advisory Committee

Member #1-- 3 Years term

Member #5/Citizen -- 3 Year term

Member #6-- 3 Year term

Member #8-- 3 Years term

Member #9-- 3 Years term

Member #10-- 3 Year term

Stormwater Citizens Advisory Committee

At Large

District #5-- 4 years term

District #4

District #1

District #3

Veterans Advisory Board

SJI-- 2 Year term

SJI-- 2 Year term

Orcas-- 1 Year term

Orcas-- 1 Year term

Water Resources Management Committee

Alternate Dist #2, Po #11

Alternate Dist #3, Po #12

Town Rep

Staff/ Consultant

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Fourth of July Activities

PIG WAR PICNIC- Celebrate and Support our Glorious Community Monday, 23 June 2014 210-dsc_7762Kiwanis Club of Friday Harbor presents the annual Pig War Picnic after the 4th of July parade which begins at 10:30 a.m.  This free event takes place on the grounds of the San Juan Historical Museum. This year there will be no requests for admission at the door.   Bring your family and friends, the kids and the grownups and join in  old-fashioned clean family…

Art & Entertainment

Blues and Chic-Rock Highlight Night Music July 10 david_laura_dTwo island musicians and two different styles of music open San Juan Community Theatre’s Night Music Summer Concert Series on Thursday, July 10. Longtime islander and veteran pianist David Bayley takes a new direction away from ragtime into the world of blues. After attending Centrum’s Acoustic Blues Workshop in Port Townsend last year, he created his Boogie,…

Obituaries

Penny Lee Williams August 24, 1943 – June 17, 2014 Tuesday, 24 June 2014 penny-lee-williams-obituary-1Penny Williams, devoted wife and loving mother went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 17th from complications of heart surgery. Penny was born in Seattle on August 24, 1943 to Richard Geraghty and Wilna Wilcox. Raised in Monterey Park, CA, Penny spent her youth active in Drum & Bugle Corps. She achieved recognition for her…

Help needed

Service breaks down when phone line cut A contractor accidentally cut a phone line on San Juan Island Wednesday afternoon and knocked out 911 service for Orcas and Lopez Islands. Internet and some regular phone service was also affected. Local CenturyLink crews began working on repairing the damage while awaiting the arrival of mainland crews. The Orcas Fire Department used its Meet Your Neighbor…

Letters to the Editor

Doesn't want burned building replaced Wednesday, 18 June 2014 Editor, A mock up representing new building lines has been built recently. The port owned waterfront location used to be occupied by a restaurant and some small businesses until it burned. I saw it burning. It was a sad day. It was of great loss. The mess has been cleaned up and disposed of. The financial matters seem to be mostly settled. The space is open. The…

INKLE

May 26

Directions: Beginning at the left and using the five clues, fill in the open spaces below

Total Squares: 24
Difficulty Level:1 1 2 3 4 5

CLUES:

  1. OF, ON, OR NEAR THE BACK OF AN ORGANISM
  2. DISH OF RAW, LEAFY, GREEN VEGETABLES WITH A DRESSING
  3. FICTIONAL BOY WHO ACQUIRES A MAGI...

    INKLE | Mon, 26 May 2014

Opinion

WHY MARINE RESERVES? What are marine reserves, and why do we care about them on San Juan Island? The terminology for various forms of ‘protected’ areas in the ocean is vastly confusing: Marine Stewardship Area, Preserve, Protected Area, Sanctuary, Conservation Area, Voluntary Reserve… all these are set up to protect some resources by limiting allowed human activities – but the…

Horoscopes

Astrologer Triana Elan is Back, New Look! triana After a hiatus, our astrologer Triana Elan has come back with both barrels, launching a new website that will give her readers much more information both astrologically and astronomically. Since Triana is both an astrologer and astronomer, she felt it was time to bridge the gap between the two disciplines in a manner that is both entertaining and informative. The…

Health

UW medical students concerned about UW/PH A Seattle Times article "Ties between UW, PeaceHealth worry medical trainees, grad students" details concerns about the negative effect religiously-based restrictions on healthcare will have on the education of UW medical students.
Kitchen/Schwarzenbart Engagement kitchenAfter meeting at church, working together on the music team over the past year and climbing to the top of several major Cascade peaks, Aaron popped the question on July 19, 2013 after climbing to the top of 7,600 foot Crater Mountain in the North Cascades. Dave and Elaine Kitchen proudly announce the engagement of their daughter Abigail Beth Kitchen to Aaron John…

Recent Columns

UNINTENDED INTERRUPTIONS Sunday, 06 July 2014 Avatar_DavidBentley “I don’t mean to interrupt people. I just randomly remember things and get really excited.” I have no idea who originally stated those words, but they appear all over the internet on cards, posters, and t-shirts. When I posted a photo of one of the t-shirts on a social media site, many of my contemporaries understood it immediately; but why? Perhaps our brains…
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