Court upholds $55k fine against Honeywells

On October 16, 2017 Washington State Court of Appeals upheld an Island County Superior Court ruling that upheld the Shoreline Hearings Board (SHB) decision that affirmed the state Department of Ecology's (DOE) $55,000 fine  against David and Nancy Honeywell d/b/a Orca Dreams LLC. The Honeywells were fined after the unlawful clearing of an acre of an 80-year-old riparian forest on their shoreline property on False Bay Road in 2013.

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Wreath orders being taken by FHHS seniors

The Friday Harbor High School Senior Class of 2018/PTSA is now taking orders for their annual Holiday Wreath sale. Get your beautiful, aromatic, long-lasting, 24” Northwest Noble Fir wreath with pinecones, berries, and a handmade bow in the color of your choice for only $25.00. These wreaths make great gifts for friends, family, neighbors and business associates. This is one of the largest fundraiser for the Class of 2018. Proceeds will be used to pay for Grad Night: a memorable, safe and sane graduation celebration.

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Oct. 15: Larsen to tour Zylstra Lake and meet with EDC on San Juan Island

On Sunday, October 15, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will  tour Zylstra Lake on San Juan Island,  a 541 acre property acquired by the San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Preservation Trust through a $1 million U.S. Fish and Wildlife National Coastal Wetlands Conservation grant. The acquisition is part of a larger conservation project within the False Bay watershed which includes lakes, wetlands and water rights.

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Sheriff's Log Sept. 27-October 10: Running in traffic, loitering for WI-FI, and mooring illegally...

Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 329 calls from September 27- October 10, 2017 including these: A Friday Harbor resident reported issues with his neighbors dogs barking during the night. The neighbor was contacted and said his dogs are barking at deer and foxes, keeping them away from his farm. The noise ordinance was explained to him and he said he would find a way to keep the dogs quiet.

A Lopez Island resident reported a subject loitering on a road near their house. When contacted by a deputy, the subject was utilizing an unprotected wi-fi signal.

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County's preliminary 2018 budget posted

PRESS RELEASE: The 2018 Preliminary Budget for San Juan County has been published. With a theme of “Budgeting for Uncertain Times,” the 2018 budget has been the most challenging to compile in years. Revenues are projected to be flat, while expenditures continue to increase. Uncertainties at the federal, state and local level impede planning efforts and challenge reliance on conventional budgeting methods.

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Oct. 18: PeaceHealth webinar: Picky Eaters: 6 Strategies for Helping Kids Eat Healthy

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Do you have little ones in your family who are finicky eaters? Do mealtimes often turn into battles that begin with kiddos taking negotiated bites, and end with parents holding up a white flag and surrendering in complete exhaustion?

Dietitians Jendy Newman and Tok-Hui Yeap

If this scenario sounds all-too familiar, help is on the way.

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