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‘Egg-static’ Easter

Fresh wind in Field of Dreams FHAA sets sights on one field in fundraiser By Scott Rasmussen

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And they’re off. With colorful bags and buckets aplenty, Easter egg enthusiasts of all ages gather at Jackson Beach for San Juan Island Firefighters’ 26th Annual Easter Egg hunt.

Self-haul on SJ in doubt Town and County at loggerheads over privatization of Sutton Road transfer station By Steve Wehrly

The level of service ordinance passed by the San Juan County Council on April 3 is another step in the process of privatizing solid waste disposal service following voter rejection of the Council’s “Plan A” ballot proposal in November. Still unaddressed are self-haul and recycling/reuse services at transfer stations on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands. While

progress has been made to continue operations at the Orcas transfer station and the Lopez drop box facility, an operating plan for the Friday Harbor-owned Sutton Road facility on San Juan Island is at risk, if not regressing. On Lopez, an active citizens group (the Solid Waste Alternatives Project) wants to established local control of garbage, recycling and reuse operations by creating a Lopez-only Solid Waste Disposal

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The future of self-haul at the San Juan Island transfer station appears bleak.

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The winds of change are blowing through the Field of Dreams, carrying with them a change in course and a new strategy in bringing the promise of a sports complex, and a public park and a playground, closer to reality. In stages, that is. Donny Galt, Jr., president of Friday Harbor Athletic Association believes that the key to getting the gates open and the fields, the park and plans for a playground up and running is two-fold. It means focusing on just one field, for starters, and, perhaps more importantly, raising awareness of what the 30-acre lot at the north end of Carter Avenue truly can be. “The biggest hurdle for us all has been getting people to know that (the park) is for them, and having the knowledge it’s there,” Galt said. “The biggest thing we want the community to know is this is there for them.” With publicity in mind, the Athletic Association decided to throw a party, and invite the public, and hope that the community might embrace and support, and come to know the project in a way that it hasn’t before. Featuring live music, a barbecue dinner, live and silent auctions, beer and wine garden, and plenty of dancing, the Field of Dreams fundraiser is April 21, beginning at 4 p.m., at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. Along with boosting public awareness, the association also has a goal of having one multipurpose complete by Sept.

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1 and will need to raise about $220,000 to make that happen, according to Rob Cuomo, a member of FHHA’s community sports field steering committee. That’s roughly the amount required to complete a list of items on a conditional-use permit that’s subject to approval by the town of Friday Harbor, which includes completed restrooms, installing more sidewalks and fencing, obtaining water rights for use of the wells and repair of the retention ponds. Though the hurdles are many, Cuomo maintains that the goal of having a single multi-purpose field open by Sept. 1, which could be used by the girls high school soccer team and youth recreSee Fields, Page 4

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Transformation of mind, body… space New digs, new course for Team Lavendera; ‘Relocation Celebration’, Sunday, 3 p.m. New name. New location. And new direction. Ciely Ti Gray and the Lavendera team will celebrate the grand opening of Lavendera Massage… Center for Evolving Well Being, Sunday, April 15, at their new Spring Street location. Be prepared for a transformation at every turn; the new name is just the start. "We are so inspired by our new location we want everyone to see it, feel it and experience the calm we have brought with us," Gray said. "Please help us celebrate our new, expanded, very convenient location — and throw off the stress of your taxes." Gray and company moved into the building that until recently had been the home of Islands Museum of Art, 285 Spring Street,

several weeks ago. The interior of the building has been reconfigured and its transformation sets the stage for Lavendera's new direction as a center for evolving well-being. In addition to traditional massage and spa treatments, Lavendera offers a weekly educational program at its new location, "Lavendera Thursdays", which includes open forums, free community services and information which Gray believes will help people discover new possibilities in their lives. Lavendera's "Re-location Celebration" is Sunday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Featured items at the celebration will be treats prepared by Lavendera collaborators Cynthia Burke and Friday Harbor House, tours, and information about various community resources dedicated to support of body, mind, heart and spirit. For info: (360) 378-3637. — Scott Rasmussen

Earth Read: A Sand County Almanac See the documentary: Green Fire Friday, April 27th at 7 pm

Celebrate Ear th Day and learn about the contributions of conser vationist Aldo Leopold, author of a Sand County Almanac. 378-2798

Almanac TEMPERATURES, RAINFALL San Juan High Low Precip April 2 57 43 — April 3 55 36 .12 April 4 48 35 .01 April 5 49 37 — April 6 50 34 — April 7 55 36 — April 8 56 43 — Precipitation in April: .24” Precipitation in 2012: 8.90” Reported by Weather Underground Roche Harbor Water Systems April 11 April 12 April 13 April 14 April 15 April 16 April 17

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Ciley Ti Gray of Lavendera Massage points out the sign at the business’s new Spring Street location.

Spring Street’s ‘Open Campus Days’ Spring Street International School opens its doors and classes, and faculty and staff will be on hand, for two separate "Open Campus Days" in April. Prospective students and parents can tour the school, 505 Spring Street, and discuss educational programs offered by SSIS on either Contributed photo

Spring Street International School’s students, faculty and staff.

date, April 11 or April 25. Hours are 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (360) 378-6393 to schedule an appointment, or visit http://www. Admissions/OpenHouses. php. Founded in 1995, SSIS is a private school that seeks to promote a balance for

students between an intensive academic program and experiential education, including field trips, wilderness experiences and an overseas program. It boasts a student-teacher ratio of less than 8 to 1.

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Benefit concert for student music program

Spring Street International School music instructor Grisha Krivchenia and friends perform, Sunday, April 22 in a benefit for Lighthouse Preschool and to help launch a new island non-profit, Music Enriches Lives Always. Krivchenia is partnering with former student Robin Lohrey to form MELA, whose mission is to make music lessons affordable for all of San Juan Island's children. The benefit concert, geared for children ages 4-7 and families, is 3-4:30 p.m. at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church. For info about the show or the non-profit, visit MELA on Facebook, h t t p : / / w w w. f a c e b o o k . com/239357099419340 w

Life's lessons are best learned through experience. Unfortunately, when the target audience is teens and the topic is drinking and driving, experience is not the teacher of choice. The Every 15 Minutes Program offers real-life experience without the real-life risks. This emotionally charged program, entitled Every 15 Minutes, is an event designed to dramatically instill teenagers and others with the potentially dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol. This event will illustrate those potentially dangerous consequences of the use of alcohol, regardless of how casual one believes their use may be. This powerful program will challenge students to think about drinking, personal safety, and the responsibility of making mature decisions when lives are involved. “Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness." – James Thurber

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Friday Harbor High School, 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 18, 2012 San Juan Island Community Theater, 8:30 am This event includes the participation of our EMS, Prevention Coalition, San Juan Island Fire Department, San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, High Schools, Medical Center, Video Production Crew, Community Officials, District Attorney's Office, County Courts and a wide cross-section of the community at-large. It is our goal to utilize the strength, talent and resources of our community to prevent drunk driving.


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Momentum grows for business improvement district BID petition draws 79 signatures of business owners, local merchants By Steve Wehrly

"I have not had one business owner say no to my petition to the town council," Ed Williams said of his campaign to create a business improvement area in Friday Harbor. Business improvement areas, sometimes called business improvement districts, are authorized under state law and created by local ordinance, which is why Williams is asking fellow business owners to sign his petition. So far, Williams said, 79 business owners in Friday Harbor have signed the petition. Among the supporters: Bob Wingate of the Big Store and the Little Store, Joe Blankenship of the Front Line Call Center, Steve Buck of Coldwell-Banker, local entrepreneur Charles Thomas, Jim Hooper, president of the Economic Development Council, and Greg Zervas, owner of Hillside House B&B. Friday Harbor Mayor Carrie Lacher,

Still, he said that he would like to know how the money will be spent before signing the petition. Improvement districts are typically funded by adding a fee onto business licenses of all businesses inside its boundaries, in this case Friday Harbor. These funds can be used to finance a wide variety of local improvements and activities, includJournal photo / Scott Rasmussen ing street beautification, holParking and beautification top the list of priorities of supporters of iday decorations, promotion a Friday Harbor business improvement district. of public events, retail trade activities, and even acquitown Councilman Steve Hushebeck and sition and maintenance of County Councilman Rich Peterson have parking facilities. voiced support for the idea. Lacher welLocal supporters say a $100 surcharge comes the idea: "Business owners need a on all of the 482 business licenses in town group like this to represent them before the could fund projects such as tourist infortown council." mation kiosks and signage, better and more Hushebeck also supports the idea, but attractive lighting downtown, and general advises that supporters, "must do their beautification. homework" before asking the Town Council Business improvement districts may be a to approve creation of the improvement new idea in Friday Harbor, but not across district. the state. More than 1,100 now exist in Some local business owners are not so Washington, most notably in Leavenworth, sure. "I thinks it's probably a good idea," where a business improvement district fosMike Malouf of Clipper Ship barber said. tered an extensive remake of the town into

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Protection of more than 1,000 acres of land entrusted to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management moved a step forward April 3, as the San Juan County Council authorized sending a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar seeking designation of the land as a national monument. More than 70 islanders filled the County Council's hearing room in Friday Harbor, or watched simulcasts on Orcas and Lopez. Continuing an effort started three years ago by Islanders for the San Juan Islands National Conservation Area, most but not all of the crowd sought protection for more than 50 parcels of land in the San Juans.

After hearing from both sides, the council voted unanimously to send the letter to Salazar, asking that President Obama proclaim the land a National Monument. Designation as a national monument is an alternative to legislation introduced in Congress by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell and Rep. Rick Larsen to create a National Conservation Area to protect the lands. Councilman Jamie Stephens, who recently returned from meetings in Washington, D.C., said that legislation has "little

chance of passage in an election year.” Asha Lela of Lopez, who accompanied Stephens to D.C., hails both approaches as "two routes up the same mountain." The April 3 hearing included oppposition, from Bill Wright of Friday Harbor, and from Cindy Carter of Orcas, who warns that, "we really don't know what they have planned" for BLM-owned land. Supporters included students from Spring Street International School, attending the meeting with science teacher Chuck

Schietinger of Lopez. Supporters singled out lighthouses on Patos and Stuart islands, and at Cattle Point on San Juan, as "monuments" that would benefit from protection. Wendy Mickle of Lopez noted the economic benefits of protection. — Steve Wehrly

a Bavarian alpine village. Poulsbo, Port Angeles and Seattle’s International District also have active improvement areas. Williams, owner of the San Juan Hotshop and Flavor Emporium on Spring Street, leads the informal steering committee of 33 Friday Harbor business owners promoting a petition that asks the town council to create an improvement district, which, under state law, would be a non-profit corporation. The council would later ratify a funding and operating plan, if it chooses to establish the district. Close to 100 business and government leaders have participated in two meetings to debate the pros and cons of creating the district. Gordy Peterson was one of several business owners who peppered members of the steering committee with questions at latest meeting and, along with others, are undecided. Williams said the steering committee plans for more meetings and more outreach to the business community. “We need more than half the businesses in town supporting the idea before the town council will approve creation of the business improvement area,” Williams said a week ago, Wednesday. “Our group can have a strong business voice in town if we work together to make it happen,” he said.

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Continued from page 1 District funded by a local voter-approved property tax. County Prosecuting Attorney Randy Gaylord told the council at its April 3 meeting that the Port of Lopez is no longer interested in operating a Lopezonly disposal district. With the Port out of the picture, the council explored the interest of Lopez citizens. Gaylord said that the county could create the disposal district by ordinance, but funding the district would require a Lopez-only voter-approved property


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tax district, estimated at $8 per $100,000 of property value. A resolution for the November ballot would have to be approved by the council and filed with the elections office by no later than August 7, primary election day. The council discussed recent voting patterns on Lopez, including rejection of Plan A on Lopez by a vote of 1,006 to 345. Councilman Jamie Stephens, citing the strong community support for local control, supports the idea that proponents should present a petition with signatures of at least 550 registered voters no later than May 15. The council agreed, and Stephens said

he would carry the message to SWAP and Lopez residents. The attention of the council moved to operation of the Orcas Island transfer station by a private contractor. Gaylord said a draft “request for proposals” is being prepared by county Public Works and that he would add a form-of-service agreement to the RFP and present both for council consideration April 17. Continued operation of the San Juan Island transfer station, owned by the town and leased for $10 per year to the county, is more problematic — on several levels. First, the county and Friday Harbor must nego-

tiate an extension of the lease, which expires in 2014. Second, the state Department of Ecology has set a “close the gates” date of Sept. 30, unless “substantial progress” is made to deal with stormwater runoff deficiencies at the facility. Third, a request for proposals with detailed operating parameters satisfactory to Friday Harbor, DOE and potential private operators must be prepared and distributed. Prosecutor Gaylord said town-county cooperation is essential to resolving these and other roadblocks to continued facility operation. But “neither side is cooperating,” according to Gaylord, an assessment shared by

widespread support. Getting activity on one field should help show off the promise of what’s left to come, he said.

“The conditional-use permit requires the same for one field as for all of them,” he said. “But there’s a huge second wind for the project and we’re ready to get a field open.” Much has been accomplished at the Carter Avenue fields to date. The association has raised and invested $1.6 million into development of the 30 acres since inking a partnership with San Juan Island School District to develop a sports complex. The school district purchased the land on the north side of town in 1997

through a voter-approved $12 million bond measure with plans, at that time, of building a new high school. Much of the investment is underground, in infrastructure, and in the parking lot. It doesn’t look like much to the naked eye, said FHAA steering committee member June Arnold. “What you can’t see is where the story is,” Arnold said. Development of the fields, at least in the earlier stages, rankled neighbors who criticized the association for not abiding by an

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management plan” and coordinate the town’s plan with the county’s plan. Councilwoman Pratt said, “Solutions can be found, but I’m disappointed that the council has not focused as much time and effort” on the San Juan Island transfer station as on the Orcas and Lopez facilities. “I also want to urge San Juan islanders to let the town of Friday Harbor know they want a self-haul facility on San Juan Island.” The prospects for selfhaul looked bleak, according to Councilman Rosenfeld, who fears that “self-haul on San Juan Island will be history” and the transfer station closed. “We’re just about out of options,” he said.

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council members Lovell Pratt and Howie Rosenfeld, both admittedly frustrated by lack of progress. King Fitch, Friday Harbor administrator, does not believe that renegotiation of the lease is going to happen soon. Liability and indemnification questions must be answered, Fitch said. Additionally, he said, “the county has no solid business plan. We need to know what’s in it for the town.” Capital improvements, including a new roof on the tipping floor, need to be planned and funded by the county. In addition, said Fitch, “our attorney has advised us that the town must finish its update of the solid waste

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News Briefs Eco-friendly buoys available

Friends of the San Juans wants to restore eelgrass by sharing the cost of replacing or relocating mooring buoys. In 2011, Friends helped finance removal of buoys and floats from eelgrass and herring spawning areas, working with two buoy contractors and six private mooring buoy owners on Orcas and Lopez Islands to remove unwanted buoys and replace them nearby with “screw anchor moorage systems”. These new systems, according to a Friends press release, will reduce destruction of the eelgrass beds, areas that are crucial to crab, fish and other marine wildlife that live or feed in the eelgrass. Funds are still available— though limited —for 2012, according to Tina Whitman, Friends science director. For info or inquiries, (360)3782319.

Nominations for annual ‘Stewardship Awards’, by April 27

Teacher. Business owner. Neighbor. Friend. The unsung heroes of carrying for the environment, sustainable practices and stewardship walk among us, and the Stewardship Network of the San Juans wants to ensure that they have their moment in the spotlight: Nominations, please. Nomination deadline for the StewardShip Network's annual Stewardship Awards is April 27. Nominations will be accepted in eight separate stewardship categories: shoreline, farmland, woodland, village, business, individual, youth and educator. Guidelines, nomination forms and portraits of previous award winners can be found online at StewardShip Network website: http:// Winners will be announced beginning the week of May 21, and at the Network's Sustainable San Juans event, May 27, at San Juan Island's Lime Kiln State Park. A consortium of private and public entities, the Stewardship Network envisions a healthy, thriving ecosystem from land to sea. Send nominations or questions to the San Juan

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Free ‘Boating Class’ for state required boating card

The Marine Patrol Unit of the San Juan County Sheriff ’s Office is offering a free 8-hour class that qualifies students for the Boater’s Education Card required this year by Washington state for boaters under age 40. In 2014, all boaters under 60 will be required to have the card. For more information about requirements go to: http://www.boat-ed. com/washington/. The course, “Adventures in Boating Washington” will be conducted by members of the Sheriff ’s Marine Patrol Unit. It covers all required topics, including safety equipment requirements, boat operations, emergency preparedness, boat trip planning, the marine environment, personal watercraft operation and safety, and Washington state boating laws. Upon successful completion, attendees receive a certificate and application form to receive a nonexpiring “lifetime” Boater’s Education Card. Several other in-person and online courses are available. Class fees vary, from free to $35. For more information, go to http://www. ered/?subject=courseoptio ns. The next Marine Patrol Unit class is Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Orcas Fire Statation, 45 Lavender Lane, Eastsound. Contact Deputy Herb Crowe, (360)378-4151 or by email herbc@co.san-juan. to register. Class size is limited to 20; pre-regis-

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Local Dems caucus, Sunday, 1 p.m.

San Juan County Democratic Party caucuses will be held Sunday, April 15, at 1 p.m. The caucuses determine presidential candidate preference and elect delegates to the county convention and legislative district caucuses. Although the Democratic caucuses are expected to support President Obama, San Juan Island Democratic caucus leader Sarah Crosby notes, “Everybody will have the opportunity to express a presidential preference and vote for delegates accordingly. And uncommitted delegates might also be selected.” Bring your voter registration certificate for precinct identification. Locations and contacts: Lopez—Lopez High School, Rebecca Helman, 468-3221; Orcas—Orcas High School, C.J. Collier, 206-226-5809; San Juan—San Juan Island Grange, Sarah Crosby, 3783021; Waldron —Waldron School, Stan Wagner.

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increase is expected to help cover Ferries operating costs and meet budgeted revenue targets, and it applies to all fare categories, including vehicle-and-driver, walk-on and multi-ride cards. The ferry system must generate $310 million from ticket sales by June 30, 2013, to meet targeted revenue marks in the state’s most recent transportation budget. Carrying 23 million passengers and 10 million cars a year, WSF operates the nation’s largest ferry system. Fares cover roughly 66 percent of Ferries’ $220 million annual operating costs, or $150 million. However, the rate of fare-box recovery in the San Juans, at 43 percent, is lower than most routes. As part of the pending fare hike, discounts for vehicles shorter than 14 feet will increase. Drivers of small autos will pay 20 percent less than standard-sized vehicles, compared to a current 10 percent discount. Single-ticket prices for vehicles will increase 25 percent on all routes, except for the San Juan Islands, where they will increase 35 percent, as part of a peakseason surcharge.


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Opinion Letters to the Editor

Dismayed by this rush to judge

Due to the limit of words in a letter to the editor, this has to be short and sweet. I recently was approached (again) about NPS Ranger Barry Lewis and Carl Mueller (“Tension at national park”, July 27, pg.1.) Barry was doing the job he was hired to do. He performed his duties professionally and exercised good judgment while interacting with an out-of-control individual. Here are the facts: Barry warned Carl several times about his dog not being on a leash. Barry is a law enforcement officer and is mandated to uphold the laws of the National Parks on our island. I worked in dispatch that day. The way that Carl treated Barry was appalling. He was screaming and cursing as Barry remained calm. Throughout the entire incident, Barry was calm and professional. He asked Carl for basic information to fill out a ticket and the response he got was profane and derogatory. Barry radioed for back up and every time the radio was keyed up, I could hear Carl yelling and cursing over the air. Barry is a great person. As a community, he has been treated poorly. This is opposite of our “island way”. Barry and his girlfriend, who has also received fallout for this incident, are

kind people who would be an asset to our community, if given a chance. My point in writing this letter is to ask you to become informed before criticizing Barry for this incident. I would welcome you to come in and request a copy of the report from the Sheriff ’s Office or the National Park Office on Mullis Street. I can even release the pieces of recordings that were played in court. I do not know how Carl can say he feels vindicated. What gives anyone a right to treat people poorly? During court proceedings, Carl was found guilty of not following lawful orders. Prior to court, he paid the $50 fine for dog off leash. I am informed of the events that day, please take a moment to get the facts before we lose two excellent community members. In no way does my opinion reflect on my place of employment and is my personal opinion. Robin DeLaZerda San Juan Island —Editor’s note: Robin DeLaZerda is a Sheriff ’s Department dispatcher.

Fields fundraiser; count us in

Anyone who is involved with playing sports on this island is aware of the limited amount of field space available. This spring the high school has boys’ soccer, lacrosse and baseball teams all vying for space for games and practice on just two

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fields. There are 24 teams in youth baseball and softball that have to share three fields with the girls’ high school softball team. We have a hard time imagining a community of our size that has so limited a supply of field space. There is no town, county or local parks on San Juan Island that have playing fields. Both Orcas and Lopez have some. The high school baseball team has a beautiful field all to itself, but that field is at risk to be lost at any time when the Catholic Church decommissions the field to make space for their own building plans. The San Juan Island school district has 30 acres of land in town at the end of Carter Avenue that is wonderfully flat and half way to being completed as playing fields. All that is missing is money. On Saturday, April 21 we have an opportunity to remedy some of this with a big fundraiser at the Fairgrounds to raise money to complete the first of several fields. One of our favorite things about playing and watching baseball, soccer, softball, football and lacrosse here on San Juan Island is the opportunity to bump into so many other islanders that you don’t get to see as often as you would like. It is one of those occasions that make our island a community and make it such a great place to live and raise a family. Saturday the 21st will be another such occasion. Please be there. Scott/Tori Zehner San Juan Island

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— Editor’s note: Scott Zehner is an Island Rec commissioner, an elected post.

Big ‘Thanks’ to United Way

I am writing this letter in support of United Way of San Juan County. The Primary Intervention Program is one of the programs available at Friday Harbor Elementary School designed to help each student have the most successful learning experience possible. PIP staff and trained volunteers help students in the primary grades make an easier adjustment to school, get along better with others, and improve self-confidence. This year so far, over 40 students have participated in the program. This school program would not be possible without the significant financial support of United Way.

or prospective writers. Columns must be no more than 500 words in length, and must be signed by the writer. Send letters to Editor, Journal, 640 Mullis St., West Wing, Friday Harbor 98250. Or send an e-mail to: The Journal reserves the right to edit for length, accuracy, clarity, content and libel.

During a time when state funding for education and other services has diminished, United Way has stepped in to save many essential and deserving programs. I encourage the community to continue its support of United Way. Thank You. Amara Zee/Connie Martin, FHES

Awash in red tape, for what?

Did our county representatives give our waterways to the United Nations when they voted for the waterways to be protected as a national park (“Council backs BLM national monument designation”, April 11, pg. 3)

Through an international treaty, the United States is allowing the U.N. and its member countries access to and control of American soil — in particular, our historic

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buildings and treasured wilderness. (Click on this link: un_control_over_american_ landmarks.htm).

I wonder if anyone does homework before they vote? I wonder if anyone knows that we live in a republic and not a democracy? I wonder if the council members will live in the San Juan Islands in 20 years? Do the people that support this have any idea what they are supporting? Does anyone really care or is it just money and personal greed? The new CAO and shoreline master program will make it so that any new “construction” will cost about $5,000 to $10,000 more per lot in San Juan County. New construction can go all the way down to that small patch of garden. There will be six to 20 See LETTERS, Page 7

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Guest Column

Blank check? Broadband: building a better future


hen the bloody, battered body of a young killer whale washed ashore north of Long Beach, Wash., it was clear her death was not from natural causes. The orca, known as “Sooke,” was a member of the Southern resident killer whales, which make their seasonal home in the San Juans and were declared endangered under federal law in 2005. Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research said trauma on the body, head and tissues in Sooke’s jaw were strikingly similar to injuries he witnessed in a group of beaked whales several years ago in the Bahamas. He said they stranded themselves on a beach shortly after a military ship passed by with its sonar engaged. This incident begs the question: what happened to Sooke? We do know that two Canadian military ships were in the area at the time the sonar was picked up on hydrophones, and U.S. and Canadian navies conduct training exercises in a federally sanctioned “bombing range” located just off the outer coast. Any federal agency that conducts activities that may impact the orca population is required to undergo a consultation with National Marine Fisheries Service, resulting in a biological opinion. Then a letter of authorization may be issued for non-lethal “takes.” No killing is allowable. According to Balcomb, the U. S. Navy entered into consultations with the NMFS concerning possible takes of marine mammals in the Northwest Training Range Complex that extends in patches along the Pacific coast from Neah Bay to California, out to a distance 250 nautical miles offshore. The authorized training activities involve dropping 110 bombs with a 100 percent kill efficiency for any living thing within 37.8 meters in air. Underwater the kill distance is much greater. Hearing loss and lung damage will occur at an even greater distance. Citizens have until April 27 to provide public comment on activities within the training range. We urge you to find out more at hE2hb – unless you think bruised and beaten whales washing ashore is not a problem.

PUBLIC MEETINGS Ferry Advisory Committee: April 11, 8:30 a.m. Legislative Building conference room, 55 Second St. FH Port Commission: April 11, 4 p.m. Ernie’s Cafe at the Airpot, 744 Airport Circle Dr. SJI Trails Committee: April 18, 5 p.m. Whidbey Island Bank, 535 Market St. SJ County Park & Rec Commission: April 19, 8:35 a.m. Legislative Building, 55 2nd St., Friday Harbor . OPALCO Board of Directors: April 19, 8:15 a.m. Islander Resort, 2864 Fisherman Bay Drive, Lopez. Co-op members welcome.

Opportunities fall by the wayside without a reliable, high-speed connection to the rest of the world By Chris Thomerson

For 75 years OPALCO has met the prime directive for which it was created: to provide the electrical service that is now essential in our lives. Electricity is so ingrained in our way of life we take it for granted. Internet and other data communication services, collectively called broadband, are rapidly becoming just as essential. More than 15 years ago OPALCO started enhancing the data communications network that manages the electric distribution system. This system is constantly being expanded to meet increasing demands of "Smart Grid" initiatives that reduce outages, increase efficiency, and reduce energy costs to ensure the electricity supply remains safe, reliable, and low cost. Many of you comment that the lights now stay on under stormy high wind conditions, where previously the candles would have been lit or the generator fired up. This increased reliability is the result of painstaking, deliberate improvements, including system design, optimized equipment, and improved high-speed data communications to meet the strategic directive of improving reliability. Our planned enhancements over the next many years give us the opportunity to provide the foundation for additional services that have been identified as critical needs for our members. These identified countywide needs are emergency responder communications, reliable and affordable high-speed internet, and mobile voice and data coverage. The need for emergency responder communications countywide is clear. We have all heard stories of emergency situations where responders were unable to be called to action, or were unable to respond effectively in situations when every second counts. Our local emergency communi-


Continued from page 6 extra new forms, multiple “professionals” who come measure you property to hire, who will tell you if you are “affecting” nature or the lot next door. Fill out his form—then the one that say’s you’re not hurting the wildlife, then the one that states you will “re-naturalize” the “construction site”, plus pay for the guy to come tell you how... then expect a raise in property taxes to pay for the guy to come “inspect”, and for what? So when the next wildfire hits our island there will be no fire break…? How is that helping the environment? Tom Nash Friday Harbor

Here’s why bigger buffers are bogus

In response to Janet Alderton’s letter last week, “CAO: confusion over faulty facts”, April 4, pg. 6) I would

like to add some clarity. Janet, the board secretary for The Friends of The San Juans, downplays the impacts of the “Best Available Science” her organization has been spoon feeding to our county planning staff and council members. I have spent considerable time talking to water experts that have a polar opposite view of the buffers “The Friends” are proposing. Some water experts say that wetlands are buffers and therefore do not need a buffer for a buffer. Dr. Mayer thinks that large buffers are necessary, while Dr. Zang states that buffers over 54 feet are not necessary. According to Dr. Zang, 93.2 percent of pesticides, 92 percent of nitrogen and 98.5 percent of phosphorus are filtered out within 54 feet of the source. The Friends have convinced our county staff that they need 260 feet, worst case scenario. If you have a sensitive wetland on the edge of your

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cations systems are simply inadequate. Our local Economic Development Council has carried out an in-depth analysis of available internet services and demonstrated that our local economy will increasingly suffer from lack of reliable countywide internet access. The indicators show that local educational and employment options are rapidly deteriorating as the rest of the world uses available high-speed internet access and assumes that we have that

access. We don’t. We surveyed you, our members, and you told us overwhelmingly that you want OPALCO to take a leadership role in providing these necessary services. No other local entity has the scope, capability, and existing infrastructure to provide a countywide solution to this countywide problem. The OPALCO board has authorized ongoing work to plan how these necessary services might be provided. We need to find creative solutions to the significant obstacles in the way of making this work. OPALCO employees are currently developing a community solution that covers 90 percent of our county. Being sensitive to our pristine environment, they are working to minimize impact and maximize effectiveness by focusing on a hybrid network of new distributed wireless technologies using many small antennas mounted on existing electric power poles. We at OPALCO feel that the move toward providing networked communications services for our members echoes the community spirit that first created this cooperative 75 years ago. This broadband project must make economic and environmental sense, or we will not do it. When we can benefit our community by providing necessary safety, economic, and educational opportunities, OPALCO will strive to make it work. After all, we are neighbors, we live here. — Chris Thomerson is president of the Board of Directors of Orcas Power and Light Cooperative.

5-acre property, the difference between having a 54-foot buffer and a 260foot buffer means not being able to use 2.78 acres versus .64 acres of your land. When the government takes land from private citizens it is called condemning land and property owners have a legal right to be compensated. Once again we were asked to review our CAO not rewrite it. Current regulations are working; proposed regulations will certainly ignite a legal firestorm which we cannot afford. Paul Le Baron San Juan Island

Nothing new? CAO long overdue

Do you realize that citizens in San Juan County have been living with the same critical areas ordinance since 1998? Nothing is new. Same old ordinance. Until the updated ordinance is approved by the County Council, the regula-

tions will stay the same. Since 1998 there have been many changes to our state laws that affect our property and our environment alike. That’s why we need to get the CAO approved. It should have been updated in 2005. Please urge our County Council to go forward with this ordinance. Don’t be fooled by the Common Sense Alliance, The Freedom Foundation, the Orcas Eagle Forum, the Lopez Birds, Citizens Alliance for Property Rights. They all have at least one thing in common: they oppose government spending that prohibits what they view as their “personal freedom”—which means they want permission to build what they want, where they want, how they want, when they want—without regard of their neighbors or their environment. Vivien Burnett Friday Harbor

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James W. Smith: June 26, 1944—April 1, 2012 Jim Smith passed away suddenly Sunday, April 1, 2012 at his home in Friday Harbor, Washington. Jim’s boat trips to the San Juan Islands inspired him to move to Friday Harbor in the early '80s. His ownership of the Discovery Inn allowed him to be in a setting he found magical and inspirational for both he and his family. While his life and entrepreneurial pursuits took him to many parts of the world, he loved the islands more than any other place. Jim will always be remembered for his great zest for life, learning and adventure. His greatest passions were his family and flying. Often described as a Renaissance man, he had an artistic spirit and loved to read and philosophize. His appetite for knowledge and technology was insatiable.

At various stages of his life he was inspired to create music, paintings and photography. His many talents, interests and hobbies were diverse and ranged from motorcycles and boats, to skiing and scuba diving. Born and raised in Idaho, Jim graduated from Idaho Falls High School and attended the University of Idaho. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in architecture and a Master of Science in structural engineering. He graduated summa cum laude. He was courageous, generous, kind and loved to help others. He was dearly loved by all his family and friends and will be forever missed. His loving and devoted parents, Tom and Mildred Smith, preceded Jim in death. He is survived by his wife, Beth, his daughters and their husbands; Heather Smith and Russell Normann, and Kim and Chris Gabriel; his son and his wife, Tony and Lynn Rogers, his brother and his

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wife, Dennis and Donna Smith, his sister and her husband, Vivian and Ken Little, and his many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 6 at 5 p.m., at the Westwind Aviation Hanger, Friday Harbor Airport. To share memories of Jim please visit: Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Anacortes, Wash. and the San Juan Islands. — Family of Jim Smith

Maurice Blackburn: 1915—2012 Maurice Blackburn, a long-time Friday Harbor resident, died Friday, March 30, 2012 in El Cerrito, Calf. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Anne Blackburn, sister, Louisa Hamilton, and seven children; Betty Guernsey, John Blackburn, Richard Blackburn, Katy Blackburn-Hamilton, Suzan Tiemroth-Zavala, Erik Tiemroth, and Anne Margaret Blackburn. His grandchildren— Jean Blackburn, Elizabeth Blackburn, Lisa Krupicka, Lucia Hamilton, Daniel Guernsey, Max Joy, Roberto Hamilton, Gillian Perkins, Mariana Zavala, Marcio

Zavala, Henrik Tiemroth, He was descended from and Alina Tiemroth—join English and Scottish famitheir parents, grandmother, lies who came to Australia and seven great-grandchil- in the second quarter of the dren in remem19th century. bering Maurice He was eduand celebrating cated at Essendon his life. High School and He was predethe University of ceased by his first Melbourne, where wife, Florence he graduated with Blackburn, and a Bachelor of brother, Dick Science in 1936. Blackburn. Later degrees, from M a u r i c e Maurice Blackburn the same universiBlackburn was ty, were Master of born on Oct. 27, Science (1937) and 1915 in Melbourne, Victoria, Doctor of Science (1952). Australia, to Doris Hordern A childhood interest and Maurice Blackburn, in natural history caused prominent political figures. Blackburn to follow science, and an undergraduate collecting trip to the Great Barrier Reef led him into et us put some marine biology. In 1937 he joined the spring in your step... newly established Division by serving up your made to order of Fisheries of the Council for Scientific and Industrial *Breakfast *Lunch Research, later called *Scrumptious treats & Commonwealth Scientific *Espresso drinks and Industrial Research Organization. This was the first institution for organized marine 264 Spring St. * 378-1957 science in Australia. He remained with the division for over 18 years, working Semi in Melbourne, Sydney, and Happy Birthday to Us Hobart, becoming principal research officer. 4 Years This Month! In 1956, Maurice Blackburn became a professor of zoology at the Help Us Celebrate: University of Hawaii, in Enjoy a Free Glass of Honolulu. The next year Bubbly with Each Entrée Dinner Served he moved to California to become program direcWed-Sat 5-9 pm tor of the newly formed Wed: Sushi & Asian Reservations Scripps Tuna Oceanography Appreciated Research Program, associONLY 3 WEEKS LEFT ated with the University of 378.6330 California at San Diego. Thur-Sat: Pacific NW After 1971, he was associated with the Coastal Upwelling Ecosystems Pacific Northwest Cuisine with a Mediterranean Flair 120 Nichols St • m See obituaries, Page 14


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island scene

Kids say the darndest things; ‘tell-all’ tales by local middle schoolers page 11

Trash Party Great Island Cleanup: the sequel By Scott Rasmussen

Guess how many people offered a helping hand in the Great Island Cleanup a year ago? That’s right, over 200. Guess how much trash that group gathered from San Juan Island’s beaches and roadsides? Right again, more than 5,000 pounds. Now, guess what’s happening on Saturday, April 21, the day before Earth Day? Bingo… it’s the Great Island Cleanup, the sequel. The 2nd Annual Great Island Cleanup gets under way across the island at, well, pretty much whenever you’re ready, but the event officially runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Cleanup’s steering committee encourages everyone to take part in the island-wide cleanup effort by picking up whatever litter might be lying around at around your home or business. If you’d like to get more involved, however, drop by the Market Place between April 13-20, where committee members can help assign you to a particular stretch of road or section of waterfront, one you can call your own. You can also reserve a cleanup spot by contacting the steering committee’s Lori Stokes, 378-4643 or “Picking up litter in small groups is much more fun, and also a great deal safer,” says Jana Marks of the steering committee. “So gather some friends or family members and make a party out of it. And if you’re not a litter-picker-upper that day but are out and about in your car, please be cautious and keep

What’s Happening! Thursday, April 12 ■ Arthur Whitely Lecture

Series, 7 p.m., FH Labs Commons. Author George Dyson, “Turing’s Cathedral— The origins of the digital

an eye out so those who are working can do so in relative safety.” This year’s Great Island Cleanup has a dual purpose, functioning as a community litter sweep and as a tribute. The 2012 Cleanup is dedicated in memory of Patt Martin, San Juan County’s litter program coordinator for a dozen years, 1998-2010. Martin, who many credit with putting together the county litter control program almost single-handily and turning it into a well-organized and effective operation, passed away in early 2011. “The program’s success was due, in part, to Patt’s straight forward, no-nonsense approach to carrying out her supervision and coordination roles, flavored with touches of humor,” county Solid Waste Division Manager Steve Alexander penned in tribute to Martin shortly after her death. “She really did care about and love the work she did for the community.” Support for the Great Island Cleanup is growing by leaps and bounds. Friday Harbor Mayor Carrie Lacher will proclaim April 21 as “Great Island Cleanup Day” at the April 19 town council meeting. San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is distributing free pickup bags and has a limited number of equipment to loan, and ACE and Browne’s Home Center are each offering trash “pick-up kits” at discounted prices in conjunction with the event. For more info, contact David Dehlendorf, 3781082, or Lori Stokes, 378-4643

universe”. Sponsored by SJ Nature Institute; donations accepted. ■ Performers Showcase, 7 p.m., Isle be Jammin’, 310B Spring St. Singer-songwriter David Roth. Tickets, $10; 378-5151. ■ Island Stage Left,

“Someone Who’ll Watch

Over Me”, 7:30 p.m., San Juan County Fairgrounds, Free admission, donations appreciated.

library, Whale Museum, and home. Bring creativity, materials supplied; ages K-6; light snack provided. www.sjlib. org, 378-2798

Friday, April 13

After School Arts: Fantastic Flying Fish,

library, free, 3-4:30 p.m. Create hanging mobiles for

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Top; Trash Masters, circa 2006, Middle left, Soroptimists Barbara Sharp and Stephanie PrimaSarantopulos, Bottom, left, 2012 Great Island Cleanup honoree, the late Patt Martin.

Tuck & Patti, San Juan Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Smooth, romantic jazz by accomplished musicians, guitarist Tuck Andress,

vocalist Patti Cathcart. Tickets; $25 adults, $13 student reserved, RUSH, $5. 378-3210, www.sjctheatre. org.

Canoe Journey, library, free; 7 p.m. Join Friends of the San Juans Stephanie Buffum to learn about this annual cultural event, which

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Top right, Girl Scouts at South Beach in 2011 Great Island Cleanup; bottom right, Land Bank 2011 crew, at Third Lagoon; Ross Lockwood, Lincoln Bormann, Rick Karon.

takes place in summer in the Salish Sea. Evening co-sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. For info,, or 3782798. ■ Island Stage Left,

“Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me”, 7:30 p.m., San See Calendar, Page 12


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SJCT prepares for next act: transition at the top Blevins, Shaller, Williams take theatre helm following Olsen, Judson’s final bow The Board of Trustees of San Juan Community Theatre is preparing for the future by promoting from within. The Board recently named Mary Blevins as its future chief administrative officer, Susan Williams, artistic director, and John Shaller, production manager. The changes come following the resignation of longtime Community Theatre Director Merritt Olsen and of Steve Judson, production manager. Olsen will be leading the theatre’s production of “The Sound of Music”, his directorial swan song, opening May 10, before his departure. “The board is pleased to create a new management structure by promoting within our theatre family,” board of trustees President Pat Nieman said. “We are indeed fortunate that our staff includes such qualified and outstanding people who have been part of the theatre for years."

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Mary Blevins

Olsen’s last day on the job is June 1. He and his wife, Janet, are planning to move to South Dakota to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Judson’s future plans include relocating to San Diego where he will resume his career in professional theater, and sharpen his skills in automated console programming. Blevins and her husband, Tom, moved to San Juan Island in 1979 to become partowner of San Juan Canvas. She is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound, where she earned a degree in business administration Blevins work part-time as a bookkeeper for several local nonprofits, including San Juan Community Theatre, beginning in 2001, while raising her two sons, Colin and Justin.

Susan Williams

She became the theatre’s business manager in 2009, and is excited about her new position “With the great staff we already have in place and the board’s support, I’m looking forward to a smooth transition into this new phase of my career,”

Blevins said. Williams is also a UPS graduate with a degree was in art education. She later studied painting at the Honolulu Academy of Arts and acting at Freehold Acting Studio, in Seattle. She produced an independent film, “Dreams of Damanhur”, along with her husband, Keith Busha, which has been featured in several film festivals. Since 1975, Williams has acted, produced, directed and been costume or set designer for numerous plays on San Juan Island. Her first on-island performance was in a Straights Production of “Guys and Dolls”; she also acted in Stage Left’s production of “Lion in Winter” and the theatre’s produc-

tion this season of “The Ladies Man”. Her directing credits include the 2010 production of “Madwoman of Chaillot”. Williams has also served on the theatre board and most recently has played the role of the theatre’s “costume mistress” for various productions. Shaller has a long relationship with Friday Harbor, as well. His parents moved to the island in the 1970s, while he was majoring in Technical Theatre at the University of Washington. After college, Shaller worked as a computer programmer overseas and an as a information technology manager—first in Zurich, Switzerland, then in Hong Kong, and eventually in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he lived for more than 15 years. With family in tow, he moved to Friday Harbor in 2009 to be with his mother, who still lives in the same house today that Shaller helped to build years ago. Shaller began his relationship with the theatre as a volunteer, working in all aspects of technical theater and was hired as Judson’s production assistant in 2011. Blevins, Williams and Shaller will assume their new roles beginning June 1.

Return engagement: Tuck & Patti Friday! April 13 ۰ 7:30 pm Romantic Jazz with

Tuck & Patti She sings and he plays guitar….After wowing Friday Harbor in 2009, Tuck & Patti share their smooth jazz again in the Whittier. Their performance is underwritten through the generosity of Carolyn Haugen and Krissy Soltman.

San Juan Community Theatre welcomes the return of jazz husband and wife team, Tuck & Patti, Friday. The duo has collaborated and performed together for more than three decades. Patti Cathcart is renown for a voice of gospel-like quality, while guitarist Tuck Andress provides foundation for the duo’s melodies with a mix of virtuosity and complexity. The duo first performed at the Theatre in 2009, with financial support of San Juan’s Dr. Carolyn Haugen, a backer of jazz duo’s Friday show at the theatre. Tickets are $25 for adults, $13 for student reserved, $5 RUSH. For more info, 378-3210, File Photo

Back by popular demand: Tuck & Patti perform April 13 at SJCT.

Business Partners: SLAND INN NN 123 WEST EST & ISLAND ANDERYACHT ACHT PROPANE ROPANE VANDER Tickets: Adults $25; Student Reserved $13; and $5 RUSH at the door.

Saturday, April 21 ۰ 7:30 pm Sunday, April 22 ۰ 2:00 pm

San Juan Singers: That Ol’ Devil Moon Director Angel Michaels and the community chorus present a tapestry of moon enchantments: jazzy, romantic, poetic, and silly. Featuring arrangements by islanders Bert Dayton and Mary WillAllen; special guests Friday Harbor Elementary School Chorus.

Business Partner: AKE KENNEDY ENNEDY MC CCULLOCH ULLOCH,CPAS S LAKE Tickets: Adults $17; Student Reserved $9; and $5 RUSH at the door.

To buy tickets on-line and for details on these and upcoming events, check our website: SJCT Box Office: 378-3210

Join us at The Bluff for a refreshed Spring menu featuring Grilled Wagyu Bavette Steak, Tribal Caught Halibut, Pacific Spot Prawns, and more! Each dish is handcrafted in Chef Kyle’s signature style and includes an optional wine pairing. Vegetarian and vegan options available. Dinner Thursday to Monday | 4pm - 9pm Happy Hour Thursday to Monday | 4pm - 6pm Tuesday and Wednesday | 4pm - 8pm 130 West Street 360.378.8455


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Around Town Telling the darndest tales: middle schoolers

Pssst… parents? Would you like to know what your middle schooler really thinks? A loaded question, for sure. But if you do, here's your chance. It's entitled Author Vida Wight "Back When Back Then", and it binds together a firstever compilation of tell-all autobiographies by the middle schoolers of Spring Street International School. Featuring a collection of stories with contributions by 25 authors, the book has been described by critics as, "slim but piercingly honest." Published in limited edition, copies of "Back When Back Then" will be available to the general public beginning Saturday, April 14, at Griffin Bay Bookstore. Griffin Bay will host a book-release celebration event for the middle school authors the evening before, on Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. This debut collection of stories has been praised as adventurous and frank, and lays blame for whatever consequences and mayhem that might occur squarely at the feet of those who would attempt to hide cookies atop a refrigerator. "Social anthropologists, lovers of poetry, sheep wranglers, rocket surgeons, people who have flying dreams, and anybody who was ever a kid, will swoon before the literary riches of this brilliantly crafted debut," Griffin Bay's Nancy Larsen, events coordinator,

said. Spring Street’s Louis O' Prussack, headmaster, adds, "I laughed, I cried, I blew my nose." For info, 378-5511,; email:info@griffinbaybook. com

IMA sponsors photo contest; Brooks to judge

The sea—above and beneath — is the subject of Island Art Museum’s photo contest. The contest takes place in conjunction with the exhibition of world-renown photographer Ernest H. Brooks II’s, “Silver Seas: A Retrospective”, which runs June 22 to Sept. 8, at the Museum, 232 A St. Diver, educator and founder of the Brooks Institute of Photography, Brooks is known as a trailblazer in the development of underwater photographic equipment and technique, and has descended the depths of every ocean on the globe. He will judge entries and select two winners in each of six categories: marine life, marine landscape, vessels in heavy seas—above the sea— and in “below the sea”: macro/ closeup, underwater life and underwater landscape. Winners will be displayed in the museum along with Brooks’ exhibition. Entry deadline is May 7; find applications and requirements at the IMA website,

‘Galloping Gourmet’ stars at Spring Workshop

Hansen’s latest splash: ‘Francie’s Follies’

Esther Williams, eat your heart out. Friday Harbor’s irrepressible Francie Hansen, creator of county Fair’s Trashion Fashion Show, has

Web designers wanted

The San Juan County Arts Council is seeking assistance and proposals for development, design and implementation of a new website. Download information regarding purpose, content and general requirements for the

5 Saturday, May ~ Celebrate with a complementary 15 min. spa service


Cinco de Mayo Par ty

Hope you can come

~ Food & Dancing ~ Take a spin on our colorful bikes ~ Open to the public inn & spa ~ All donations go to the Family Resource Center 410 Spring Street • 378- 4000 • w w

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Man, medium, firepower: Ron Bates and ‘High Velocity’; art auction and raffle to benefit PSA salmon enhancement projects.

website, and terms and conditions, and guidelines, for submitting a proposal, at www.sanjuanartscouncil. org. Deadline for submissions is April 25. For info, Debbie Pigman; dpigman123@

Art auction: ‘High Velocity’

What’s it look like when containers full of colored paint are pierced by a .222 caliber bullet traveling at warp speed and then explode strategically onto a canvas? Local artist Ron Bates calls the effect a, “wonderfully bright and energetic abstract that mixes beautifully and naturally”, and he

intends to auction off the result in a raffle drawing. Proceeds from the drawing will benefit the Puget Sound Anglers’ salmon enhancement projects. Putting a bit of firepower and a new twist on this latest project proved enjoyable, he said. “The idea is certainly not a new one, I did the same thing as a kid growing up in Wyoming,” Bates said. “The difference now is I have a bit more knowledge of color theory, and I don’t have to worry all that much about neighbors complaining.” Winner will be drawn May 11. Tickets, $5. For info, 378-4190 (Mosquito Fleet Mercantile, 123 A St.)


An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright. Starring Lily Collins, Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer

These piggies stayed home...

Would you like to know how to build a rain catchment system of your own?

! A T S E I F 4 to 6 p.m.

Or start a year-round vegetable garden? Or the finer points of freshly cut flower arrangements? Gardeners, it’s time to spring into action. And people who like food, here’s your chance to meet the Galloping Gourmet. Graham Kerr, author, chef, speaker and television food-show programming pioneer, will headline San Juan County Master Gardeners’ Spring Gardening Workshop. The workshop get under way, Saturday, April 21, at Friday Harbor Middle School, beginnga at 8:30 a.m. The Gardening Workshop features more than a dozen different workshops designed to help gardeners get a jump on spring and summer, and more. For info, WSU website (http://sanjuan.; WSU Extension office, (360) 378-4414

found a new medium to mine—water. Hansen together with a dozen island mermaids will perform what is being loosely described as a water ballet, “Francie’s Follies”, as a benefit to provide swimming lessons for children that may not be able to afford them. Guaranteed to be a splash, this don’t-miss performance will get under way at San Juan Island Fitness, 435 Argyle Ave., April 18, beginning at 7 p.m. Suggested donation is $10 for adults. Expect the unexpected and a fun-filled, yet graceful, performance when Francie “Flounder” Hansen and her school of mermaids hit the pool; the show includes a guest performance by Mark “King Neptune” Cunningham. For info, (360) 378-4449, or



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A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring. Starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Ice Cube


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Pet food drive sets new mark


The year 2012 stands as high-water mark for the Friday Harbor Animal Protection Society's annual Valentines Day Community Pet Food Drive: 1,200 pounds. That's a cache of more than half a ton of pet food that will be handed over to the Friday Harbor Food Bank to distribute to families in need, and it surpasses last year's mark, 700 pounds, by a total of 500 pounds. That's something' to "howl" about. “It is positively humbling to see how committed our San Juan Island Community is to the betterment of the lives of people and pets,” said Leslie Byron, APS director and fundraising coordinator of the 2012 drive. "Their level of passion is what allows the APSFH to accomplish as much as we do.” The annual pet food drive began Valentine's Day and ended two weeks later, Feb. 28, in conjunction with APS's 4th annual "Spayghetti" Dinner, a fundraiser and outreach event for its spay-and-neuter programs. Byron said APS has seen

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an increase in the number of dogs and cats surrendered as a result of the economic downturn, along with a rise in demand at the Food Bank. “We are trying to keep families together and happy pets in their homes.” she said. On the final day of the drive, Windermere San Juan Island's agents and brokers helped to push this year's event to a new plateau, contributing a 575-pound mix of cash, checks and pet food to the 600-or-so-pound total that had been collected until that time. “Being in the business of homes, with 99.9 percent of our office pet lovers and

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■ San Juan Island Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Brickworks Plaza, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 120 Nichols St., Friday Harbor.

Sunday, April 15 our commitment to community, it was only natural we step up and help the APSFH reach its goal of 1,000 pounds.” Windermere Broker Gary Franklin said of the group's participation in this year's drive. Businesses that served as collection points for APS's 2012 Pet Food Driver are: Islander’s Bank, Whidbey Island Bank, Friday Harbor Pet Supply, The Barking Bird, Island’s Veterinary, Harbor Vet and Friday Harbor Market Place. For info about Friday Harbor APS or its animal shelter, (360) 378-2158, or go to

■ Island Stage Left,

“Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me”, 4 p.m., San Juan County Fairgrounds, free admission, donations appreciated.

Wednesday, April 18 ■ ’Francie’s Follies’,

“Francie’s Follies,” SJI Fitness, 435 Argyle Ave., 7 p.m. Fundraiser for swim lessons (See, pg. 11).

Thursday, April 19 ■ Get Crafty — The Art of Bath Salts, 3:15 p.m., library, free. Materials provided; activities for boys and girls grades 5 to 8. Light snack, courtesy of Friends of the Library.

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Performer’s Showcase

Singer-songwriter David Roth hits the stage at Isle be Jammin’ Performer’s Showcase, Thursday, 7 p.m. A former Seattle resident, Roth, now of Cape Cod, has penned originals for more than two decades and his tunes have made their way to the likes of Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, the Space Shuttle “Atlantis”, and been covered by the Kingston Trio and Peter, Paul & Mary. Tickets: $10, 378-5151. Roth 101 at (show date listed incorrectly in the April 4 Journal).

■ Intro to Genealogy Workshop, 6:30 p.m., library, free. Learn how to research online, by Robin Jacobson, Kevin Loftus of SJ Historical Museum. Registration required; call or email; 378-2798. ■ Literary Salon,

with library Director Margie Harrison, 7 p.m., library, free. What’s on your nightstand? Discussion and celebration of literature., or 378-2798.

■ Island Stage Left,

“Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me”, 7:30 p.m., San Juan County Fairgrounds, Free admission, donations appreciated. www.islandstageleft. org.

Friday, April 20 ■ Cooking with Cynthia’s,

Of Course, 6-8 p.m., library, free cooking workshop. Registration required; call or

email; 378-2798. ■ Island Stage Left,

“Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me”, 7:30 p.m., San Juan County Fairgrounds, free, donations appreciated.

Saturday, April 21 ■ Artist call for library Wrapped in Fabric Show, 10:15 a.m. to noon, library. Show features ready-to-hang art; work of all fabric artists welcome. For info, 370-5814. ■ Book signing,

1-4 p.m. Harbor Bookstore, 22 Cannery Landing. Photographer Karyn F. King presents , “San Juan Islands... and beyond”. 378-7222.


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Wolverines place 2nd in four-team meet By Steve Wehrly

Top, Jose Guerrero keeps pace in the 1600-meter run. Bottom left, Willie Blackmon strides high en route to a first-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles. Bottom right, Jarray Napier (second from left) breaks from the starting line in the 100-meter dash, finishing second in 11.97 seconds.

"We're improving," Friday Harbor track coach Darrin Scheffer said after the Wolverines finished second in the men’s field April 5, in the team’s only home meet of the season. "It's our best team result in a while," said Scheffer, adding that he and the team look forward to notching an overall win soon. Freshman Willie Blackmon finished first the 300meter hurdles, with a personal best of 44.62 seconds. The 9th grader is only one second over the all-time Friday Harbor record of 43.7 seconds, a record Scheffer thinks Blackmon will break, "if he keeps progressing." Blackmon also took second in the 200-meter sprint with a time of 25.34 seconds, and anchored a second-place finish for the 4/100 meter relay team in 48.47 seconds. Lucas Jagel tossed the discus 115 feet to win that field event—bettering his previous mark by nearly six feet The Wolverines sealed their second-place finish with three second place finishes: Jarray Napier, 11.97 seconds in the 100-meter sprint; Sam McMain, 12:24.25 in the 3200; and Aaron Prager, 16'11.5" in the Long Jump. More team points were added with third place finishes by Jose Guerrero in the 800 and 1600 meter runs, Malcolm Winn in the 3200, and Napier in the High Jump. The women's team was missing some athletes and finished with only a few points, but Julia Miller garnered a second in the 800 meters at 3:06.35 and Alaina Schiffer threw the javelin 82'4.5" for a second place. Two meets are scheduled for next week: Lopez on Wednesday, April 18, and LaConner on Friday, April 21.

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The Wolverines are on a roll. The Friday Harbor softball team notched its third consecutive victory with an 8-2 triumph on the road April 6 over Orcas. With the win, Friday Harbor claimed its third straight league victory, pushed its season winloss record over the .500 mark, at 3-2, and sits alone atop the Northwest 1A/2B League standings. Next The Wolverines are on the road, today, April 11, at Concrete, 3 p.m., and host Darrington, Saturday, in a double-header, beginning at 11:30 a.m. They face La Conner on the road in a double-header, April 17, beginning at 3 p.m.

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The Wolverines came out on the losing end of backto-back one-run decisions, falling 4-3 to Division 2A Squalicum at home, April

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In her second match of the season, sophomore

Kendra Meeker bested both the men’s and women’s fields to earn the match medal against Highland, March 29, at Glen Eagle Golf Course. Meeker, who qualified for the state tournament a year ago as freshman, shot a 45 over nine holes for the top score of the match. Junior Riley Rousar topped the men’s field with a 48, Christo Bolger shot 49 and Brandon Erickson finished the day with an even 50 over nine holes.

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Historial Museum presents ‘Living Lessons’


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Virginia Madsen: 1925—2012 Virginia Ruth Madsen was born Dec. 8, 1925 in North Conway, New Hampshire. and passed away on April 2, 2012. Virginia spent her early school years in the Los Angeles area. She graduated from the University of Pacific in 1949 with a bachlor's degree and on Sept. 4, 1949, married Don Madsen. Virginia and Don had three children, Karen, Barbara, and Allen. Virginia was active in the United States Sail and Power Squadron and was past commanderette of The Sea Belles in Bellevue, Wash., and past commander-

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San Juan County, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in the provision of services, in programs or activities or employment opportunities and benefits. Direct inquiries to Administrative Services at (360) 378-3870. TTD relay at 1-800-833-6388. NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF and reporting requirements related to or the Council. The proposed Ordinance ond Street, Friday Harbor or mail to 355 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO ORDINANCES collection activities. The ordinance may then be adopted with or without Court Street#1, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. CONSIDER AN ORDINANCE ON SOLID modifications. WASTE DEBT LONG-TERM FUNDING The Ordinance is filed at the Office of the PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on establishes five (5) service zones NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San A summary of the ordinance follows al- County Council, 55 Second Street, Friday Tuesday, April 3, 2012 the San Juan within the County and provides some Juan County Council will conduct a public though all persons are encouraged to Harbor, WA and may be inspected and County Council enacted the following exemptions to the service requireordinance(s): hearing for the purpose of receiving testi- read the ordinance. The proposed ordi- copies obtained at the Council offices ORDINANCE No. 2 -2012: Level of ments based on the character of the mony on a proposed Ordinance for SAN nance will authorize a sale of 15-year lim- during each business day between the Service for the Collection of Solid individual zones. The ordinance is filed at the office of JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON LIMITED ited tax general obligation bonds for the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Waste and Recyclable Materials in the County Council, 55 Second TAX GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND, 2012 purpose of converting existing interfund The Ordinance may also be viewed 24 San Juan County Street, Friday Harbor, WA. The ordi(TAXABLE). The public hearing will be loans to long term debt. The ordinance hours a day at the County website at Summary: The level of service ordi- nance may be inspected and copies held in the Council Hearing Room at 55 identifies that this type of bond is a pri- nance establishes minimum services obtained 24 hours a day at the Second Street, Friday Harbor, Washing- mary obligation of the county to pay dingOrdinances.aspx. A copy of the Ordi- that solid waste collection companies County website at http://www.sanjuton on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 beginning through its existing tax levy. A total of nance will be mailed without charge upon must provide for residents and busi- or at 10:15 AM. The hearing may be con- $815,000 will be financed and payments request. For more information please nesses in San Juan County. The Or- at the Council offices during each tinued from time to time and place to will be made to the lender beginning in contact the Clerk of the County Council at dinance requires that all customers business day between the hours of place as may be desired by the Council December 2012 and ending in December 360-370-7470 and/or Pete Rose at that choose to receive garbage col- 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more lection services will also receive information please contact the Clerk 2027. The ordinance gives instructions 360-370-7401. without additional written notice. monthly recycling collection services. of the County Council at At the hearing, members of the public will as to the form, execution, registration, LEGAL NO. SJ378774 be invited to speak and/or provide written authentication, and how the proceeds are Published: The Journal of the San Juan The ordinance determines how the (360) 370-7470. statements regarding the proposed Ordi- to be used. Islands, The Islandsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sounder. April 11, cost of recycling services will be dis- This notice of adoption serves as the tributed among solid waste collection notice of publication required by nance. After the public testimony por- All persons wishing to be heard on this 2012 companiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; customers. The ordi- RCW 36.70A.290(2). tion of the hearing has ended, the Council matter are encouraged to attend. Written nance establishes the volume of re- LEGAL NO. SJ378811 will deliberate and consider modifications comments may be submitted in advance cycling materials that collection com- Published: The Journal of the San to the Ordinance that are proposed by of the hearing by mail or at the hearing by panies must accommodate, the Juan Islands, The Islandsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sounder. members of the public, county employees delivery in person. Please deliver 8 coptypes of recyclable materials compa- April 11, 2012 ies of all written comments to the ClerkCombined of San Juan County Community Development & Planning Notice of Application and Public Hearing nies are required to collect, publicTo:in-The Journal & Sounder San Juan County Council at 55 Secformation companies must provide 135 Rhone Street, P. O. Box 947, Friday Harbor, WA.the 98250 Please publish once on 4/11 / 2012 (360) 378-2354 (360) 378-2116 Fax (360) 378-3922 and bill Community Development & Planning Page 1 of 1 #/-").%$ĂĽ./4)#%ĂĽ/&ĂĽ!00,)#!4)/.3ĂĽĂĽ(%!2).'3

Permit Number

Project Description

Tax Parcel Number, Project Location, and Island

Applicant/Agent Name and Address

Other Required Date Date of Permits* Application Complete

Campground 363214002; Richard Durhack, c/o Teri Re-advertise: Develop Zip lines 363323001, Williams, PO Box 1001, 1/3/2012 2/16/2012 campground, extend zip 363213001,2,3,4,5, 363212003,4 Eastsound, WA 98245 line season and 363214002 SEPA Determination: San Juan County has determined that the projects noted above with SEPA Comments: Anyone desiring to a DNS or MDNS will not have probable significant adverse impacts on the environment and comment on the Threshold Determination has issued a Threshold Determination pursuant to Sections 197-11-310 and 197-11-340 can do so by submitting a written statement WAC. An Environmental Impact Statement will not be required under Section 43.21C.030 to CD&P, P. O. Box 947 (135 Rhone (2)(c) RCW. This determination was made after review of the environmental checklist and Street), Friday Harbor, WA. 98250 no later other environmental information on file at Community Development and Planning (CD&P). than the comment date specified above. The County has determined that the requirements for environmental analysis, protection, The Threshold Determination may be and mitigation measures have been adequately addressed in the development regulations appealed by submitting a written statement and comprehensive plan adopted under Chapter 36.70A RCW, and in other applicable local, of appeal along with the basis for the state, or federal laws or rules, as provided by Section 43.21C.240 RCW and Section 197-11- appeal and a fee to CD&P within 21 days 158 WAC, or as may be conditioned within any MDNS. after the end of the SEPA comment period.


Existing Environmental Documents

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Suggested Project End Date for SEPA Comments Comments End Date**

Hearing Body


Hearing Examiner

Application Comments: Any file may be examined by appointment during regular business hours at the San Juan County CD&P, Courthouse Annex, Friday Harbor. Anyone desiring to comment on the Notice of Application can do so by submitting a written statement to CD&P no later than the end date for project comments specified above. Anyone who desires to provide testimony in the public hearing or desires a copy of the decision for this project may do so by requesting such from CD&P. A copy of the staff report for this project may be obtained from CD&P generally 7 days prior to the public hearing.



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Hearing Date

Islanders Bank 6/13/2012 Admin Bldg

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS: Hearing Examiner meetings on San Juan Island start at 10:00 a.m., in the Islanders Bank Admin. Building downstairs meeting room, 225 Blair Street, Friday Harbor. Planning Commission meetings begin at 8:45 am. Any person desiring to comment prior to the hearing shall submit a statement in writing to CD&P, P. O. Box 947, Friday Harbor, WA. 98250. Written comments may be submitted at the hearing as well. A copy of the staff report for this hearing may be obtained generally 7 days prior to the public hearing from CD&P at the address above. * As directed by applicant, per UDC18.80.030.A.3.f ** Per UDC 18.80.030.B.

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ENGLISH CREME Golden Retriever pups for sale. 7 weeks old. AKC registered. Have first wormer and immunization, well puppy check up. 2 males, 4 females left. They are beautiful, healthy pups. For $800 you will have a wonderful addition to your family or a best friend. Please contact (360)269-5539. STANDARD Poodles, purebred, black and cream. $350 for males, $450 for females. 9 weeks old, home raised, shots and wormed. Located in Port Ludlow. Call: (360)774-0375

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GERMAN SHORT Hair Puppies. 4 males, $400 each. 5 females, $450 each. A large yard is mandatory. hunters and great family dogs. Interested? Call 360-8291232 for an appointment. Ask for Mark or Patty. Puppies are available March 24th but will be previewed beginning March 17th. Mother is also onsite. Bring your own collar and $100 non-refundable deposit. Remainder will be due on day of pickup. Tails are cropped, de-clawed, wormed and first shots.

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YARD SALE; lots of stuff. Toys, furniture, used windows and building supplies, books, and clothes. 139 Bayshore Rd., end of Kanaka Bay Rd. 9am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday. Questions 378-7501

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2003 HONDA CIVIC EX 49,000 miles, great mileage and very clean!! Vin Report 90 (average is 30-50). $9,100. Friday Harbor, San Juan Island. 360-370-5908. 13â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ZODIAC YL380 DLX, 2004. Like new. Suzuki 40 HP 4 Stroke Outboard incredibly silent with less than 10 hours. This Zodiac is loaded. Always garaged, never left in water, VHF radio, Depth Sounder, Keelguard Protection Kit, Spotlights, Compass, GPS, Footwell Lights, Running Lights, Automatic Bildge, EZ-Loader Trailer, Full Highest Quality Custom Cover. $14,500. 360-298-0415 or 360-378-6118. Friday Harbor

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2 KAYAK TRAILER for sale in great condition! Perfect for canoes or kayaks ~ Just in time for summer!! Newer tires and taillight package included. $750 obo. Call Pat 360-221-8294. Langley, South Whidbey.

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2002 FORD RANGER. $6300. Runs great!! 102,000 miles. V-6, stepside, 4 door extended cab. 2WD, automatic, power steering, Edge package on this truck includes: Air conditioning, cloth/ vinyl slit bench seat, power mirrors, power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry. Security alarm. Extra tint on the windows (looks great with the color). Easy clean vinyl floor interior. 206-498-7433 Motorcycles

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2007 TOYOTA Tundra Crew Max. Only 23,900 miles! V-8, 5.7L, 6 Speed Automatic. 4WD, TRD Off-Road Package, Stability Control, ABS, A/C, Power Everything, Cruise Control, Tilt Wheel, MP3 Multi Disc Premium Sound Package, Bluetooth Wireless, Parking Sensors, Backup Camera, Dual Air Bags, Dual Power Seats, Sliding/Tilt Sun Roof, Running Boards, Hard Tonneau Cover, Bed Liner, Towing Package, Alloy Wheels, Upgraded Exhaust and Air Breather. Kelley Blue Book Value: $37,940. Asking $33,000. 360632-4385 Sport Utility Vehicles Subaru

2009 SUBARU Forester AWD, 5 speed manual. 2.5 liter, Premium package includes AC, power windows, door locks, etc, moon roof, roof rack, more. All weather package, including heated seats, windshield wiper de-icer. Only 46K (mostly highway) miles. One owner, all maintenance. Great condition, moving must sacrifice, $19,750/firm. (360)2862144 or 808-291-5077 Utility Trailers

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1987 VW WESTFALIA, full camper, pop top. 2 tables, closet, storage, sleeps 4. Good condition. Ready for adventures! 123,000 miles. $13,500 OBO. 360-4056304


TOWN OF FRIDAY HARBOR LEGAL NOTICES REQUEST FOR SEALED BIDS Annual Generator Maintenance and Loadbank Service Friday Harbor, Washington The Town of Friday Harbor will receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 for annual generator maintenance and loadbank service. As soon thereafter as possible, the bids will be opened publicly and read aloud. Bids shall be addressed to C. King Fitch, Town Administrator, Town of Friday Harbor, 60 Second Street, PO Box 219, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250, and shall be labeled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bid for Generator Serviceâ&#x20AC;?. Specifications for the generator maintenance and loadbank service are available at Town Hall, 60 Second Street, PO Box 219, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250, (360) 378 2810 or on the Town website at There is no charge for these documents. The Town of Friday Harbor reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to determine which bid is, in the Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s judgment, the lowest responsive and responsible bid of a bidder or group of bidders. The Town of Friday Harbor also reserves the right to waive any informalities in any bid and to delete or add any of the items listed in the bid as set forth therein.

Bidders on these materials must comply with all applicable governmental requirements including, but not limited to, affirmative action programs and other equal employment opportunity actions. Bids received after the time established for receiving bids will not be considered. No bidder may withdraw a bid after the time established for receiving bids or before the award and execution of the contract, unless the award is delayed for a period exceeding ninety calendar days. For additional information, please contact Don Reitan, Wastewater Treatment Plant, at (360) 378 - 5400 or Fax (360) 378 - 6163 or e-mail LEGAL NO. FH377028 Published: The Journal of the San Juans. April 4, 11, 2012 ORDINANCE NO. 1481 AN ORDINANCE concerning Town water service procedures and amending Ordinance No. 1212 was adopted by the Town Council on Thursday, April 5, 2012. The full text of this ordinance shall be mailed upon request to the Town Clerk, POB 219, Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250 / (360) 378 - 2810.

LEGAL NO. FH378713 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. April 11, 2012 ORDINANCE NO. 1482 AN ORDINANCE concerning private water line specifications, and amending Ordinance No. 1081 was adopted by the Town Council on Thursday, April 5, 2012. The full text of this ordinance shall be mailed upon request to the Town Clerk, POB 219, Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250 / (360) 378 - 2810. LEGAL NO. FH378714 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. April 11, 2012 AGENDA PLANNING COMMISSION Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 5:30 PM Town Council Chambers - 60 Second Street 5:30 PM Call to Order / Roll Call / Approval of 3/22/12 Draft Minutes 5:35 PM Review of Draft Town Solid Waste & Moderate Risk Waste Management Plan 6:30 PM Non-Agenda Items Adjourn LEGAL NO. FH378716 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. April 11, 2012

AGENDA HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEW BOARD Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 7:00 PM 7:00 PM Call to Order / Roll Call / Approval of draft HPRB meeting minutes for 03.28.2012. 7:05 PM Communications from the Town & Citizens 7:10 PM New Business: Design Review-Spring Street International School Campus Development Project/Phase 1 8:10 PM Old Business: Partners in Preservation Award Planning Historic Preservation Ordinance Discussion Continued 8:50 PM Staff Reports & Announcements 8:55 PM Board Reports and Announcements 9:00 PM Adjourn LEGAL NO. FH378718 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. April 11, 2012


AN ORDINANCE concerning Town water meters and amending Ordinance No. 1080 was adopted by the Town Council on Thursday, April 5, 2012. The full text of this ordinance shall be mailed upon request to the Town Clerk, POB 219, Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250 / (360) 378 2810. LEGAL NO. FH378784 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. April 11, 2012

ORDINANCE NO. 1482 AN ORDINANCE concerning Town water meters and amending Ordinance No. 1080 was adopted by the Town Council on Thursday, April 5, 2012. The full text of this ordinance shall be mailed upon request to the Town Clerk, POB 219, Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250 / (360) 378 - 2810. LEGAL NO. FH378707 Published: The Journal of the San Juans. April 11, 2012

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AMENDED NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to Revised Code of Washington, Chapter 61.24 RCW GRANTOR: ROBERT M. BENZ GRANTEE: GLEN PEREZ, Trustee of the Bonita J. Saunders Annuity Trust dated July 1, 2002 SHORT LEGAL: Ptn SE SW 2-35-4W TAX PARCEL NUMBERS: 450234009; 450234010 REFERENCE NUMBER: 20050902030; 20110509013 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee will on the 11th day of May, 2012, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. at the Second Street entrance of the San Juan County Courthouse, 350 Court Street, in the City of Friday Harbor, State of Washington, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of San Juan, State of Washington, to-wit: Parcel A: The North half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 2, Township 35 North, Range 4 West, W.M., in San Juan County, Washington; EXCEPT the North 334.71 feet (334.82’ per survey) thereof, and also EXCEPT the South 164.22 feet (164.26’ per survey thereof, and also EXCEPT that portion conveyed to San Juan County for road right-of-way by deed recorded under Auditor’s File Number 56460, records of San Juan County, Washington. Parcel B: The South 164.22 feet (164.26 per survey) of the North half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 2, Township 35 North, Range 4 West, W.M., in San Juan County, Washington; EXCEPT that portion conveyed to San Juan County for road right-ofway by deed recorded under Auditor’s File Number 56460, records of San Juan County, Washington. Parcel C: An easement for access and utilities purposes recorded under Auditor’s File Number 20020703021, records of San Juan County, Washington. Which is commonly known as: NHN West Side Road Friday Harbor, WA and which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated August 31, 2005, recorded September 2, 2005, under Auditor’s File No. 20050902030, records of San Juan County, Washington, from Robert N. Benz and Patricia V. Benz, husband and wife, as Grantor, to Chicago Title Co., Island Division, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Glen Perez, Trustee of the Bonita J. Saunders Annuity Trust, as Beneficiary. The undersigned has been appointed Successor Trustee, per instrument dated April 27, 2011 and recorded on May 9, 2011, under Auditor’s File No. 20110509013, records of San Juan County, Washington. II No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III The default for which this foreclosure is made is as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount currently due as of February 10, 2012 Principal Balance $252,000.00 Interest $ 36,400.00 Attorney Fees & Costs $ 10,001.78 Total Arrearage & Attorney Fees & Costs $298,401.78 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fees $ 3,854.00 Title Report for Foreclosure $ 1,126.51 Statutory Mailings (estimated) $ 30.00 Recording Costs $ 147.00

Service (estimated) $ 300.00 Publication $ 221.60 Total Costs: $5,679.11 TOTAL AMOUNT DUE: $304,080.89 Other known defaults as follows: Proof Real Estate Taxes are paid (if applicable) Proof insurance is maintained on the property as required by the Deed of Trust (if applicable) Proof Senior Encumbrances are paid (if applicable) Proof Homeowners Dues are paid (if applicable) IV The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal $252,000.00, together with interest as provided in the Note or other instrument secured from the 31st day of August, 2005, and such other charges, costs and fees as are due under the Note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on the 11th day of May, 2012. The default(s) referred to in Paragraph III, must be paid prior to the date of sale in order to cause a termination of the sale. The sale may be terminated any time prior to the date of sale (11th day of May, 2012), by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor, or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following addresses: Robert M. Benz 143 Sunset Point Drive Friday Harbor, WA 98250-8540 by both first class and certified mail on the 9th day of April, 2011, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served on the 11th day of May, 2011, with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the abovedescribed property. IX Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. MARY L. STONE, INC. P.S. By: Mary L. Stone 540 Guard St., Ste. 250 P.O. Box 623 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 For further information please call Mary L. Stone at (360) 378-6778. LEGAL NO. J378514 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. April 11, May 2, 2012


Deceased. NO. 12-4-05006-4 NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of first publication: April 4, 2012 Personal Representative: Sharon B. Sandwith Attorney for Personal Representative: Thomas D. Sandstrom PO Box 668 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 360-378-2191 LEGAL NO. J376911 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands April 4, 11,18, 2012

cated in the SWY.. NWY.. of Section 12, Township 35N, Range 2W., W.M. in San Juan County. The place of use is located within all that portion of Lopez Island lying north of the north section line of Sections 11 and 12, Township 35N, Range 2W, W.M., and west of the east line and the east line extended of Government Lot 5, Section 1, Township 35N, Range 2W. W.M. The request here is to add a point of withdrawal in the SEY.. SEY.. of Section 2, Township 35N, Range 2W. W.M., within parcel #250244003000. No increase willpe made to the instantaneous withdrawal rate or annual quantity. Protests or objections to approval of this application must include’ a detailed statement of the basis for objections: protests must be accompanied with a fifty-dollar ($50.00) NON-REFUNDABLE recording fee (PLEASE REMIT CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY) and filed with the Department of Ecology at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days from April 18, 2012. DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY CASIDERING OFFICE - NWRO-WR PO BOX 47611 OLYMPIA WA 98504-7611 LEGAL NO. J377526 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. April 11, 18, 2012

SAN JUAN ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT The San Juan School District is requesting bids for the following surplus vehicles. Sealed bids will be accepted until noon, Friday, April 27, 2012 at the District Administrative Office, 285 Blair Street P.O. Box 458, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. 1991 Ford Club Wagon and 1994 Plymouth Voyager Contact Terresa Sundstrom, Transportation Supervisor, San Juan Island School District (360) 378-4133, for more information. LEGAL NO. J377032 Published: Journal of the San Juan Islands. April 4,11, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE Lease Crutcher Lewis has been awarded a Job Order Contract by the University of Washington. The contract covers UW facilities in King, Pierce, Whatcom & San Juan counties. In support of this work, we are seeking highly qualified, safe & quality oriented subcontractors for all trades & specialties to submit qualifications to Lease Crutcher Lewis. We strongly encourage Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) to respond. Lease Crutcher Lewis 107 Spring Street Seattle, WA 98104. 206-622-0500 LEGAL NO. J377881 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. April 4, 2012.

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN JUAN In the matter of the Estate of, ERMA ILEAN HOLT, Deceased. CASE NO. 01-4-05002-3 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The undersigned has been appointed and has qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of the above-named Decedent. Each person having a claim against the Decedent must serve the claim on the undersigned Personal Representative or on the attorneys of record for the Personal Representative and must file an executed copy of the claim with the Clerk of the Court within four months after the date of first publication of this notice or within four months after the date of the filing of this notice with the Clerk of the Court, whichever is the later, or the claim will be barred, except under those provisions included in RCW 11.40.011. WILLIAM ALLEN HOLT Personal Representative Presented by: LAWRENCE DELAY WSBA #20339 Attorney for Personal Representative LEGAL NO. J377279 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. April 4, 11, 18, 2012. STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO CHANGE AN EXISTING WATER RIGHT TAKE NOTICE: That North Lopez Service Inc of Lopez Island, Washington on February 2, 2012, filed an application of change to Ground Water Certificate G1-24745C. Certificated use is for 10 gallons per minute, 16 acre-feet per year for municipal supply, with a priority date of November 8, 1985. The original point of withdrawal is lo-

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR PIERCE COUNTY In the matter of the Estate of CAMILLA WOODBURY Deceased NO: NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed and has qualified as Personal Representative of this estate of the aboveentitled deceased. Each person having a claim against the deceased must serve the claim on SCOTT S. WOODBURY or MICHELLE M. HERKO, the undersigned Personal Representatives, or PATRICK TINSLEY, attorney of record, at the address below stated and must file an executed copy of the claim with the Clerk of the Court within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or with four (4) months after the date of the filing of a copy of this Notice with the Clerk of the Court, whichever is the later, or the claim will be barred, except under those provisions included in RCW 11.40.011. SCOTT STEINER WOODBURY MICHELLE HERKO Personal Representative P e r s o n al Representative C/o Patrick Tinsley P.O. Box 1194 Graham, WA 98338 253-846-7886 LEGAL NO. J378511 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. April, 11, 18, 25, 2012. SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF SAN JUAN In re the Estate of: BERT W. HOOK, Deceased Probate No. 12-4-05007-2 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorneys of record at the address stated below, a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the Court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty (30) days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four (4) months after the date of first publication of the Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the probate assets and nonprobate assets of the decedent. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: April 11, 2012. Jerry L. Hook, Personal Representative c/o Law Office of Douglas F. Strandberg P.S. P.O. Box 547 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 Attorney for Personal Representative Douglas F. Strandberg Law Offices of Douglas F. Strandberg, P.S. P.O. Box 547 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 LEGAL NO. J378571 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. April 11, 18, 25, 2012 San Juan Island School District #149 is soliciting bids from qualified Contractors for the re-roofing of Friday Harbor Elementary School, including associated miscellaneous repairs. Bid documents will be available starting April 18, 2012. Sealed proposals will be due at the School District Offices located at 85 Blair Street, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250 no later than 3:00 PM May 9, 2012. Bid documents may be inspected at the offices of School District #149, 85 Blair St., Friday Harbor or at the office of John Gresseth Architects, LLP located at 135 - 2nd St., Friday Harbor, Washington 98250. Copies of Bid Documents may be obtained by request from the Architect by calling 360-378-6364 or by Email at <>. LEGAL NO. J378859 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. April 11, 18, 2012. Count on us to get the word out Reach thousands of readers when you advertise in your local community newspaper and online! Call: 800-388-2527 Fax: 360-598-6800 E-mail: classified@ Go online: Need help with your career search? There is help out there! and you can access it at whatever time is convenient for you! Find only the jobs in your desired category, or a specific location. Available when you are, 247. Log on at or call one of our recruitment specialists, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm 800-388-2527


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