Plans to increase courthouse security on counci's agenda

San Juan County Law and Justice Council is recommending the county adopt several changes to increase security in the county Courthouse built in 1906.  Implementation of "by request" screening would require hiring of an additional staff person for the Sheriff's Office. The cost is estimated at $100,000 per year. 

SJ Transfer station accepting commingled recycling

San Juan Island Transfer Station is once again accepting co-mingled recycling, including plastics and glass. Lautenbach staff reminds everyone that it is very important to be certain your recycling items meet the guidelines and are clean. Plastic, glass, and tin containers needed to be emptied of food or they are considered trash. Cardboard needs to be clean and dry.

Avoid "wishful recycling" - putting something in the recycling bin and hoping it's recyclable.

WPPA honors Mike Ahrenius

The Washington Public Ports Association awarded Life Membership to former Port of Friday Harbor Commissioner Mike
Ahrenius at their annual meeting in Seattle November 17, 2017. 

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Shahn McGuire wins Lions Club's King's Market Shopping Spree

Four-year-old Lily Easely sat in a  Red Electric Mercedes car provided by MY RC Vision Saturday afternoon and  drew the winning tickets on Saturday while Jim Carroll and Jon Zerby supervised. Shahn McGuire bought the winning raffle ticket for the San Juan Island Lion's Club's annual shopping spree at King's Market in Friday Harbor. McGuire will have four minutes beginning at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 21 to grab as many items as possible from the store's shelves. 

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