A snowy deer on Lopez. See more photos of Lopezâ€™s Winter Wonderland on page 8.
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Changing of the guard for Lopez DVSAS After six yearâ€™s as the islandsâ€™ sole advocate, Suzi Marean passes the job to Kim Bryan This is part one of a two part series about DVSAS, their advocates and future plans for the prevention By Cali Bagby
For the last six years, Suzi Marean carried around a black pager, and when it went off she jumped into action â€” whether at noon or 1 a.m., she was ready to pick up the phone. â€œThey are often crying and scared,â€? Marean said of her callers. â€œAnd feeling fear, betrayal and guilt. We really try to
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calm them and make sure they feel they have us to lean on and then help them make sense of their feelings.â€? But over the years the lightweight pager felt like a pile of bricks on her hip. â€œI did grow weary of being the only one on Lopez to answer calls,â€? she said. â€œThe weight of the pager got pretty heavy and then other times I forgot it was there, but it was always in some corner of my mind.â€? Marean has been a community advocate and the sole advocate on Lopez for the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of the San Juan Islands. She was on duty 24 hours a day, receiving a majority of calls between 10
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Suzi Marean, left, sits down to talk to Kim Bryan, right, who will be taking over the DVSAS position on Lopez. p.m. - 1 a.m. Sometimes months would go by without a single call, while other months brought in constant pleas for help. Now Marean has handed the pager literally and figuratively to Kim Bryan. At her retirement party in December, Marean carefully enclosed the pager in wrapping paper, tied it with a bow and presented it to her successor. â€œIt was good symbolism handing it over and it was an incredibly wonderful feeling of relief,â€? said Marean. â€œI didnâ€™t realize SEE DVSAS, PAGE 8
â€œWizard of Ozâ€?
Admission: By donation No-host bar / CafĂŠ style seating info at www.lopezcenter.org
ITâ€™S COLD OUTSIDE! Please do not leave your water running to keep your pipes from freezing. Use other means instead: â?† cover up crawl spaces â?† install freeze caps for outdoor spigots â?† make sure your pipes are wrapped Fisherman Bay Sewer District 468.2131
Thursday & Friday Jan. 26th & 27th, 6:30 pm Lopez Library
We can help with your wiring & lighting-to keep you warm in the storm!
Adults / older teens & some childrenâ€™s roles Questions? Carol Steckler, 468-2138
LOPEZ ARTIST GUILD ART SHOW Featuring Members: Members Featuring Kate Scott and MarthaSara Garcia Judy Hill, Steve Ruegge, Waugh
Opening Opening Reception: Reception 27thfrom from5:00 5:00â€“- 7:00pm 7:00pm Friday, January March 18th At Atthe the Lopez Lopez Center Center for forCommunity Community the Arts Arts &&the Show runs through Show runs through February 28th. April 26th.
Community Calendar TUES, JAN 24
THURS, JAN 26
MEETING: Parent Night, 5:30
MEETING: Support Group, 1:30
-7:30 p.m., Grace Church Fellowship Hall. For more info, contact Mikah Smith at 4682201 ext. 2109 or msmith@ lopez.k12.wa.us. WEDS, JAN 25
-3 p.m., library, Contact Bob Gerfy 468-4992 for info. FRI, JAN 27
OUTDOORS: The Fisherman Bay Marine Health Observatory Bird Survey, 2-4 p.m., Fisherman Bay
CLASSES: Free senior tai chi,
Preserve parking area.
9-10 a.m., Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.
ART: Lopez Artist Guild Art
CLASSES: Free Nia Class, 10
meeting room areas at Lopez Center, free. Featured artists are: Kate Scott and Martha Garcia. Refreshments will be served.
a.m., Lopez Centerâ€™s Outdoor Pavilion (inside in case of inclement weather). Kick off your new year with a joyful energizing dance workout.
Show, 5 - 7 p.m., entrance and
CLASSES: Computer Training, 10 - 11 a.m., library.Walk- ins welcome to learn free basic
CLASSES: Create a Business
Development Plan, 9 a.m. - 12
p.m., library meeting room. James Dunn leads workshop as part of a 2 day Small Business Workshop series. Pre-registration reqâ€™d. Contact LFRC 468-4117 or www.lifrc. org.to for more info. Each session $20 or take all 4 for $55.
CLASSES: Create a Financial
Plan, 1- 4 p.m., library meeting
MUSIC: Kurtis Dengler in
Concert, 7:30 p.m., Lopez Center for Community and the Arts. SUN, JAN 29
MOVIE: â€œCafeteria Man â€“
Changing the Way Kids Eat at School,â€? 4:30 p.m., Pt. Stanley
Linda Zerbst 468-4544. FRI, FEB 3
MEETINGS: Trails Network, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., library.Trails Network meets.Video conference.
CLASSES: Computer Training,
School, with discussion to follow. Presented by the Lopez Locavores. MON, JAN 30
10 - 11 a.m., library.Walk- ins welcome to learn free basic computer skills. THURS, FEB 9
EVENT: Jan Phillips Evolutionary
MEETINGS: Port of Lopez Monthly Meeting, 7 - 9 p.m.,
Creativity Book Signing/Wine and Cheese Open House, 5-7 p.m.,
room. For details, see above or call 468-4117. SAT, JAN 28 MOVIE: Free Saturday Movie, 24 p.m., library.
Lopez Bookshop. TUES, JAN 31
library meeting room. For more info, contact www.portoflopez. com.
NOTICE: Lopez Island Hospice
CLASSES: Create a Marketing
MOVIE: SJC Council Meeting, Video Conference, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., library.
Plan, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m., library meeting room. For details, see above or call 468-4117.
CLASSES: Create a Business Operations Plan, 1- 4 p.m., library meeting room. For details, see above or call 4684117.
CLASSES: Jan Phillips
Evolutionary Free Creativity Workshop, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., library, free. Call the library at 468-2265 to reserve a seat. THURS, FEB 2 MEETINGS: Garden Club, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., library. Call contact
and Home Support sponsors a Caregiversâ€™ Support Group every other Thursday, 1p.m., at the LIHHS office in the Gathering Place. All caregivers on the island are welcome. Call Mary Oâ€™Bryant for more information â€“ 4682421.
Lopez Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings: Mondays - 7:30 p.m. at the Childrenâ€™s Center Wednesdays - 4 p.m. Womenâ€™s meeting at the fellowship hall at Grace Episcopal Church Fridays - 7:30 p.m. at the Childrenâ€™s Center Saturdays - noon at the Childrenâ€™s Center Contact phone number 468-2809
Al-Anon: Fridays - 9:00 a.m. at the Grace Church Hall, Lopez Saturdays - 9:30 a.m. at the Childrenâ€™s Center, Lopez. Contact phone number 468-2510.
â€˜Coal Hard Truthâ€™ forum The Lopez Island Coal Hard Truth Forum is Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m. Currently, one of the nationâ€™s largest coal companies,
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Peabody Energy, is working on a massive coal export terminal at Cherry Point, just north of Bellingham, Wash. Coal is the dirtiest, most carbon-intensive fossil fuel. Being a gateway for coal export would fly in the face of our regionâ€™s leadership in the clean energy economy, and shipping up to a hundred million tons of coal a year to Asia on massive cape-size tankers could drastically impact the health and beauty of our Puget Sound waters. We need to power past coal. We can do better â€”
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keeping our local economies strong and the places we love intact for our families. The costs to our health, quality of life and our home towns are too high. This Coal Hard Truth forum will feature expert panelists discussing the health and environmental impacts of this activity and will also feature a public question and answer session. The forum will be moderated by Matt Krogh, North Sound Baykeeper with RE Sources for Sustainable Communities. Sponsored by The Power Past Coal Coalition â€” Climate Solutions, Earth Justice, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, Sierra Club, Washington Environmental
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Lobos win sportmanship award This 2011 season, the Lopez football team was awarded the John Trotto Sportsmanship award. A special trophy presentation by the football officials board will made Tuesday, Jan. 24 between the girls and boys basketball games vs Grace Academy around 6:15 p.m., at the Lopez School Gymnasium. All football players and parents are invited to this honor. The special Sportsmanship Award: The Football Officials Association that cover all
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CAO woes The San Juan County Council is proposing new rules and restrictions on property owners in the county under what they are calling the Critical Areas Ordinance. The current draft has evolved into a complex document listing sets of new restrictions encumbering both existing homes and undeveloped properties. Portions of nearly all private property in the islands will be restricted under a system of critical area designations and critical area buffers. Unfortunately, the coun-
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cil is proposing rules and restrictions without identifying an environmental need or any analysis as to the cost of compliance for the property owners or cost and difficulty of administration by the county. The council majority has shown no interest in reporting how the new restrictions will affect the value of the newly restricted private property. Also not addressed is the cost to the local economy, island businesses or jobs for working families. The council majority appears to view private property rights as an arcane historical footnote that is simply a small obstacle to be overcome. I am puzzled as to how some members of the County Council we elected to represent the interests and well being of the citizens of our community could have strayed so far from what our citizens elected to do. CRAIG & JILL DORSEY San Juan Island
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typhoon in Tonga pushed Dean and Carolyn Jacobsen to move full-time to Lopez in 1982. When a loose 42-footer smashed into their smaller sailboat, Carolyn broke 15 bones and nearly died, so the recovery period gave them plenty of time to think. Although they were adventuresome sailors, that experience nudged them toward land. The couple had co-owned the Islander Resort since 1978, but remained in Seattle. After a thorough look at Lopez School for their three kids, the Jacobsens bought out their Islander partner and made the leap to Lopez. â€œLeap and the net will appear,â€? is Deanâ€™s mantra, but he is quick to explain that this â€œnetâ€? is always woven from careful planning and relationships. The San Juans were known to them from sailing trips, and Carolyn had even stayed at the Islander in the 1950s during her childhood. Deanâ€™s hospitality business ideal had been formed from age 12, working summers at a Pennsylvania inn to provide respite from life in New York City, and a career in mortgage banking, following four years in Aviation Electronics in the Marines, had honed his confidence in making things happen.
Dean Jacobsen Lopez Island Exactly what Dean made happen has been the only surprise â€” even to him. â€œMusic at the Islander was our form of advertising, and it really worked,â€? he said. Dean started learning the Northwest jazz scene and calling agents. In the summers, â€œWe did music seven days a week, sometimes two or three bands a day.â€? One day in 1985 the Islander hosted 1,000 people, who listened to Queen Ida and the Bontemps Zydeco Band, and watching the Wenatchee Youth Circus trapeze across the lawn. Even Chrysler Corporation joined in, bringing their â€œHands Across Americaâ€? tour to Lopez with 40 employees and a truckload of new cars to parade. Chryslerâ€™s video from that Islander event appeared in an ad at the halftime of the 1985 Superbowl. The Islanderâ€™s fame as a musical venue grew, until agents started calling Dean. Over the years, â€œThe quality of the bands was such that Iâ€™d say we had 30 Grammywinning musicians here,â€? in every musical style. When bluesman JJ Cale jammed with jazz pianist
notorious, so, at age 57, Dean left banking for good. With his energy, â€œretirementâ€? translated to a gig on an Alaskan fishing crew for the next six summers. His crowning moment came when, as a 64-year-old deck-
in Seattle, and began to won- need places to stay, especially for fundraising concerts in the der, â€œWhat could I do?â€? Suffering from terrible summer, Dean is always looknerve damage in his leg, ing for volunteers to donate Dean saw some art therapy space in vacation homes. on the hospital wall: â€œLeap The Islander still offers free rooms under current owner and the net will appear.â€? Before this, â€œthere was Bill Diller. Deanâ€™s latest dream is to always something that stopped me,â€? but this mantra see Lopez School used as a reminded him of how minor model for the state. He has begun working his own obstacles were. And so was born the with an advisory board of educational Lopez School stakeholders, to Music Advocacy see if the rest of Foundation. Washington can Now in its fifth learn to treat the year, the LSMAF Arts as Lopez is dedicated to does. using music to A musical infuse responsibility, self-confiâ€” The mantra Dean angel who plays Jaccobsen adopted after no instrument; a dence, and deepsuffering nerve damage mortgage-banker awareness of er deckhand: academic subDean Jacobsen jects. â€œMusic is a might seem a study in conlife skill,â€? Dean maintains. Thanks to the constant trasts. But when it comes to Foundation fundraising, action, Dean, with Carolynâ€™s every Lopez 4th grader gets unflagging support, is Mr. a ukulele to keep; three full Consistency: he leaps, and days of every school year are the net appears. set aside for music education, K-12; music teachers have their own aide; unused school instruments have been replaced with usable ones; and the Spanish and U.S. History curricula have been infused with Latin beats and jazz history. The foundation is curWWW.ISLANDSWEEKLY.COM rently planning to sponsor a field trip to Cuba, complete with two scholarships. Dean and Carolyn stay hands-on in their musical support: for the past two years, they personally called every 4th grader weekly to remind them to practice! Since visiting musicians
â€œLeap and the net will appear.â€?
Dean and Carolyn Jacobsen then, shown below and now, shown above. Overton Berry, the resort and the harbor were packed. â€œYou can imagine what all the people on those boats were saying about us â€” whoa!â€? The Jacobsens sold the Islander in 1988, and Dean began commuting to Seattle to co-run a mortgage business. But he could already see the fraudulent banking practices that are now so
hand/cook, he was welcome to drink in the captainâ€™s bar, and the oldest, grumpiest salt on the docks deigned to converse with him. Back together on Lopez, Dean and Carolyn became music angels. At the funeral of Seattle saxaphonist Floyd Standifer, Dean was struck by how much Standifer had done through music for kids
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Lopez Childrenâ€™s Center has been featured in an international childrenâ€™s education magazine. Jane Hobbs, Sherry Brummel, Connie Holz, Shanley Lett, Kiki Martin, Jules McLeland, and Carole White all contributed to an article called â€œChallenges of a small centerâ€? for Exchange magazine. The article discusses the commu-
nity, programs, challenges, budget cuts and families. Jane Hobbs is quoted as saying, â€œBy being flexible and willing to accommodate the needs of the families on our small island, we have built close relationships with our parents and children. Making
a living and meeting their basic needs is sometimes difficult. But knowing that members of the community care enough to create and maintain a high-quality, nurturing early childhood environment for their children gives meaning to â€˜it takes a village . . .â€™.â€?
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Students reach out to Darfur
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When Sarah Stanley, a senior at Lopez High School, took a class called Current World Problems and Solutions, she had to choose a topic and make a presentation to her peers. She chose to research the crisis in Darfur, located in the western region of Sudan. In her own words, Stanley describes how this class made an impact on her and eventually led to a benefit concert.
You can hear Kurtis Dengler perform blues, 1960â€™s rock and original work 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28 at Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.
â€œThe reason I chose this topic was because when I was a freshman in high school my art teacher had me research Contributed photo and study about Darfur. I had Sarah Stanley, a senior at Lopez High School helped raise no idea about the region, but money for Darfur. then I learned that it is now one of the most horrible humanitardonated prizes. We also had a silent auction ian crisisâ€™ that has ever happened. that was full of donated prizes such as gift Knowing this made me want to study certificates and fudge. the issue more and try to help the people It took McLeod Paton and I all day of Darfur. on Dec. 16 to set up and get everything I couldnâ€™t do anything much when I together. In the end we made $1,600 which was younger, but now that I am a senior I we couldnâ€™t have raised if it wasnâ€™t for all thought I could make more of an impact the people who supported us and came to and spread more awareness to our small watch the show. We split the money in half community. My friend did her project on so the amount you get is half of $1,600. sex trafficking, which is also a well known I hope that you can take this money and problem today. give it to all the families, children, woman, When my project was finished and I did and men in the terrible genocide and refumy PowerPoint to the class both my friend gee camps over in Darfur. All I want is to and I thought that spreading awareness help and show them that there are people to the class was not enough. That is when out there who care for them and want to we decided to go out of our comfort zone help them. and do something that both our topics will Iâ€™m hoping that in the future I can do benefit from. some more events like this to raise more Thatâ€™s exactly what we did; we planned money and keep helping Darfur out. I wish a benefit concert and called it â€˜Saving Lives for this genocide to stop soon and pray for Benefit Concertâ€™ it consisted five hours all the families out there. of non stop music playing by local bands I want to thank you for being an organizafrom our island as well as our special guest tion that will help me achieve this goal and Common Market who is a hip hop artist help me help the families there.â€? from Seattle, Wash. For more info on Lopez school curricuWe had a live auction with cakes and lum visit www.lopezislandschool.org. For more information on Darfur, visit www.unicef.org/infobycountr y/ sudan_darfurover view. html.
What kind of music and instruments can people expect to hear at the upcoming show? Iâ€™ll play all kinds of stuff... It will mostly be just me and my guitar, maybe a little bit of harmonica too. What topics are you most drawn to when writing lyrics? I guess Iâ€™ve never thought about things in terms of specific topics before. I mostly just write what comes to mind; so naturally, I write about my own personal life, my experiences, people around me, or things that I see in the world. Just like anybody else, probably. Sometimes I just like to write stories too. To tell the truth, I usually pay more attention to the music and the melody than the lyrics. Whatâ€™s your favorite and least favorite thing about performing? It depends â€Ś Sometimes it can be awkward, you know, if everyone is just talking and eating or whatever, but then again those are some of the best opportunities if you can have a sense of humor about it. I hope I never take myself too seriously. My favorite is when everyone seems to be
Kurt Dengler will perform blues, 1960â€™s rock and original work 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28 at Lopez Center. listening and really enjoying themselves. If that happens, and I feel comfortable that Iâ€™m doing an okay job; itâ€™s the best feeling ever. Who has inspired your work? The good stuff...itâ€™s a long list. For starters: The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Band, Love, Free, The Kinks, The Small Faces, T-Rex, Peter Green, Peter Criss, The Bee Gees, Beethoven and Sly and The Family Stone. I love all the Delta Blues, Chess, Motown and Stax records too, with a special shout out to Mr. Otis Redding. Do you feel like music
is part of who you are? Explain why or why not. Sure it is, I think itâ€™s a part of everybody, not just musicians. Who doesnâ€™t like music? I like listening to music as much as playing it. My wife Isabelle and I love to lay down on the ďŹ‚oor of our apartment, with just the Christmas lights on (theyâ€™re up all year), and listen to an LP [ Long Play 12 inch wax recording], start to finish, side one to side two. Itâ€™s the best way to listen to music. It probably sounds corny â€” and it is, but the records on the shelf are like members of the family. For more info, visit www. lopezcenter.org.
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On Saturday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m., Lane Langford will give a benefit concert at the Lopez Center, called â€œWarmth In The Depth Of Winter.â€? All net proceeds will benefit The Lopez Island Family Resource Center. He is planning to sing mostly his own songs on guitar, with a few Contributed photo choice favorites of Lane Langford will give a benefit concert his by others. And he will have on Feb. 11 at the Lopez Center. guests joining him along the eveningâ€™s Tickets will be on sale at musical journey, all of whom we all know and the Center or at www.lopezlove. Langford hopes that center.org, $12 for adults, and you will join him in a gift from $9 for youth. him to you, and then in a gift from you to the LIFRC.
Thinking outside the lunch box with far-reaching conse- its unique community and quences for the future of food region,â€? providing free trainUpcoming events and food policy in our nation. ing and technical assistance, Join the Locavores for In August 2011, a sur- information services, and our winter Evening Meals at vey released by the School networking. School on Thursday, January Nutrition Association discovHundreds of news releas26th, 5:30-7 p.m. for a menu ered â€œthat 48 percent of food es include a mix of Georgia featuring squash, lentil and service directors offer locally schools holding a kale tastekale soup, potato cakes with grown fruits and testing contest, leeks, winter slaw with mus- vegetables, up â€œDid you know that M a r y l a n d â€™ s tard vinaigrette, and spiced from 37 percent omegrown every state has at H apple cranberry bars. School Lunch in 2009â€Ś More least one Farm to Week, the Twin And our next film â€œCafeteria than 30 percent Manâ€? about chef, Tony [of free schools] School program with Citiesâ€™ Geraci and the greening of already Farm have over 9,800 schools Youth the Baltimore City schools â€œfarm to schoolâ€? camp involved nationally? summer lunch program will screen on programs and program, and Sunday, Jan. 29, 4:30 p.m., at another 41 perMassachusettsâ€™ Port Stanley School. cent are interested. In addi- Harvest for Students Week. Closer to home, in 2008, tion, 21 percent of districts Whatâ€™s happening on said they have a school gar- the Washington State the farm to school front? den and 3 percent more are Legislature appropriated Did you know that every planning to implement one.â€? $1.5 million to pass the Local state has at least one Farm Among the myriad ben- Farms-Healthy Kids legislato School program with over efits of farm to school, the tion, creating a staffed state 9,800 schools involved nation- link between nutrition and Farm-to-School Program and ally? learning seems to be catch- effectively promoting schools That represents millions ing on. using local, fresh ingredients of children who are being As an umbrella over this in their lunch programs by exposed to the concept of movement, the National Farm easing procurement restriclocal and fresh and often, to School Network (http:// tions, encouraging school learning to grow their own www.far mtoschool.org/ gardens, and requiring edufood. index.php) acts as a clearing cation about organic and conIt is one of the building house for the wide range of ventional farming. blocks of a quiet revolution programs, each â€œshaped by This bill also created the Washington Grown Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program which provides funds to elementary schools with large Fill in the blank cells using numbers 1 to 9. Each By Ande Finley
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Lopez high school student, McLeod Paton, grates garden fresh carrots into just harvested greens populations of low-income students to make available a locally-grown fruit and vegetable snack program. Sound familiar? The Lopez School District has been supporting local farm fresh foods for its cafeteria since 2002 when S & S Homestead began supplying greens for a lunch salad bar from high school studentsâ€™ gardens at their farm. Over the last six years, the L.I.F.E. Garden Program has expanded to include a district-funded coordinator and two part-time gardeners to produce more food for the cafeteria. The garden boasts four hoop houses, three with sturdy new doors constructed by Pamela Pauly and her team of volunteers and a fourth which is slated to become the outdoor produce-washing facility. And this year a culinary program directed by Jeanna Carter has been launched to expose students to the professional world of inspired
food. Lopezâ€™ farm to school program, featured in the book Smart by Nature â€” Schooling for Sustainability, has become a model nationwide of what is possible when schools make a partnership between on-site gardens, curriculum, and their cafeterias a high priority.
For your cooking pleasure Did you know that the Eastern Washington Palouse is considered to be the most productive in the world for growing lentils, split peas, and chickpeas? This recipe, adapted from Greg Atkinsonâ€™s Northwest Essentials, shows his culinary brilliance in the simplicity which allows each ingredient to pop. Green Split Pea Soup with a Mirepoix
Serves six 2 quarts water 2 teaspoons salt 2 bay leaves 2 cups green split peas 1 medium onion SEE LOCAVORES, PAGE 6
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how heavy it was until I handed it off.â€? Bryan worked as a pediatric nurse for 16 years and was the director of a domestic violence shelter in Spokane for 10 years. She moved to San Juan Island about a year ago to work for DVSAS. She and her husband plan on moving to Lopez this month.
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Public Works road crews reported that up to three inches fell overnight across many areas of the islands on
As an ice storm rages on the mainland, Lopez is coated in a â€œWinter Wonderland.â€? Sheep look for grass to graze under snowy terrain, shown above and left, a look at road conditions this week, above and right.
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