I am writing in wholehearted support of Nick Power’s candidacy for Prosecuting Attorney. As a former union representative and advocate for San Juan Island County employees I have been in a unique position to observe the complicated workings of county employee relations and how the county prosecutor’s office can provide a needed, guiding hand when personnel disputes arise. Sadly, my experience shows this vital leadership has not been evident in the actions of the current county prosecutor.
Because labor unions cannot enforce employer compliance with state/federal law, I was always pleased when an employee retained Nick Power’s services. In cases where we coordinated union and legal representation, I found Nick a smart, tireless and effective advocate for the working men and women of San Juan County. Nick is one of those rare attorneys who showed he cared—by offering sympathy and support while diligently searching for creative, workable solutions.
Citizens of San Juan County would be well -served by a prosecuting attorney who puts the interests of justice and fairness before politics. Please vote for Nick Power.
Dean I. Tharp
When I learned that Alex Ramel’s background includes experience with creating permanently affordable housing, my ears perked up. Then I attended one of his events and had the chance to talk with him. I was very impressed with his thoughtfulness, intelligence, understanding of the issues facing our communities, and that he is a great listener.
First off, once again I'm late with the column and trying to make myself feel better by thinking, “Better late than never.” Last week involved four wasp stings in two days, a massive fall on concrete that smashed my knees and cracked some ribs, and a relative died. Since I have power of attorney for both people of this couple, I’ve also been dealing with what needs to be taken care of. Having said that, if I didn’t have to sleep I’d get everything done!
The second quarter results which complete the first half of the year for San Juan Island were similar to the first quarter. Per the NWMLS, the dollar volume on San Juan Island was $56,399,689 with a total of 108 transactions. The numbers reflects a 18% decrease in transaction number and a 22% decrease in dollar volume as compared to the same period in 2017.
Select an Agent to Represent You
As you may be aware, all of the brokerage firms on San Juan Island are members of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service; therefore, any of the agents can assist you with any of the properties listed with Coldwell Banker or other brokerage firms. One of the first steps in purchasing real estate on San Juan is to select an agent to represent you. Ideally you should select ONE agent that you feel will provide you with the level of customer service that you require.
On behalf of the entire San Juan Island Library Youth Services staff, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the San Juan Island Community Foundation Women’s Fund for their generous support of our Middle Grade Book Club. For the 2018-2019 school year, the Women’s Fund will provide funding to purchase books for our club members. These books will go directly into the hands of our island’s emerging teen population and help expose them to a variety of authors and literary genres.
To our Island Millennials,
According to Forbes Magazine, by 2020, nearly half the working population will be composed by Millennials and Millennial Values as a generation are having a drastic impact on the shape of company culture. They are also looking deeper into the values of the companies they work for and buy from. Millennials consider themselves politically Independent. If they decide to unite and vote this year, they will make a dramatic influence on this year's election.
The 4th of July was a great day for a picnic and an even better day for kids on San Juan Island. The annual Pig War Picnic presented by the Kiwanis Club of Friday Harbor was again a great success.