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Fair flashback

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Fast cars, vintage autos, music and more, Concours D’ Elegence, Sunday page 11

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4-H Pride at the Fair

Former combat pilot awarded lifetime achievement honors

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Forty years after earning a chestful of medals and decorations for bravery and service in Vietnam, Richard S. Drury was awarded a lifetime achievement award from the Federal Aviation Administration - the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. He joins more than two thousand distinguished flyers, including astronaut Neil Armstrong and golfer Contributed photo A r n o l d Richard Drury Palmer, who emcees Friday have been Harbor Fly In 3. recognized for having logged more than 50 years of safe flight and for making “many outstanding contributions that further the cause of aviation safety,” according to the FAA Certificate. Born in 1943, Drury started flying sailplanes in 1958 at El Mirage, Calif, first soloing in 1959. In the Vietnam War he was a A-1 Skyraider pilot, flying 220 combat See Drury, Page 4

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Kiana Woods displays her award-winning lamb — a Grand Champion —during the annual 4-H auction, Saturday, at the 2012 San Juan County Fair. Woods offered prospective buyers a loaf of banana bread, as well as the lamb.

Five eye takeover of SJ trash Public Works director says multiple operators possible at Sutton Road By Steve Wehrly Journal reporter

Anybody want to apply to operate the Sutton Road drop box station? You get to operate big machines. The competition for the contract to operate the Orcas transfer station may have spurred interest in the county’s Request for Proposals to operate the Sutton Road/Sundstrom property transfer station. On Aug. 8, five prospective contractors attended a mandatory pre-proposal conference at the Public Works office in Friday Harbor, followed by a tour of the transfer station and adjacent county-owned property. Public Works Director Frank Mulcahy described the turnout as “great” and hopes to receive proposals from all five potential contractors.

Mulcahy emphasized that multiple contracts - for instance, one for recycling/reuse services and one for garbage hauling - is possible under state contracting law. Cimarron Trucking, the present hauler of solid waste from the Orcas station, and a bidder for the contract to operate the Orcas facility, attended the San Juan Island meeting. Cimarron President Blair Estenson said his attention is currently focused on the company’s bid on the Orcas solid waste transfer station, but that the San Juan Island site “has potential,” even though modifications might be required. Torrey Lautenbach of Mount Vernon-based Lautenbach Recycling said his company is “somewhat interested.” Lautenbach currently operates out of a recently opened facility next to the Skagit County transfer station, and is already transporting solid waste from Point Roberts for recycling and disposal at its Skagit headquarters. See trash, Page 5

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Addressing local Democrats at the San Juan County Fair on Friday, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) recalled she was back again where it all began in 2000, when she first ran for the Senate against Slade Gorton. The current junior senator from Washington (Sen. Patty Murray is senior senator) told an audience of 40 in the main building of the Fair, “This was where I first campaigned for the U.S. Senate, right here in this building twelve years See Cantwell, Page 4

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NPS seeks input on future of prairies Got a vision for how the prairies of American Camp and at English Camp ought to be managed? Then, the National Parks Service would like to hear from you. Islanders have up until a deadline of Sept. 4, others do as well, to weigh-in, offer suggestions or provide a critique as to the extent and the scope — what should be included or not — of the "Prairie Stewardship Plan" of San Juan Island National Historical Park, now in formative stages of construction. The Stewardship Plan

will serve as a guide for managing the prairie areas of American Camp and of Young Hill, at English Camp, and, following its completion, it is expected to advance the ability of National Parks to restore components of the rare island prairie ecosystem through the use of various management and restorative tools. Public input about the plan’s scope will be used to help inform the Parks Service as it develops alternative management tools for the prairies. “We want to know what

people think we should be doing to manage the island prairie ecosystem,” Lee Taylor, superintendent of SJI National Historical Park said in a press release about the plan and upcoming deadline. “We are trying to find out what issues are important to ensure that they are included in the environmental impact analysis process. The public comment period ends soon and we’ve received limited comments to date.” Here’s how to comment: In writing: San Juan Island National Historical Park, c/o Superintendent

Lee Taylor, P.O. Box 429, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250. Online; NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website, (http://parkplanning.nps. gov/sajh), or to respond on an optional comment form, (http://www.nps.gov/sajh). While Sept. 4 is the deadline for comment on the stewardship plan’s scope, there will also be a public comment period once a preliminary plan is crafted and an analysis of alternatives it contains — based on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement — is released sometime this fall.

San Juan firefighters assist at ‘Taylor Bridge’ Steve Wehrly

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When the alarm sounds, firefighters respond. The State Fire Marshal answered calls last week from beleaguered central Washington firefighters by asking the San Juan Island Fire Department, if they could help. Chief Marler said yes, and within a few hours two fire engines and four firefighters were on their way to the Taylor Bridge Fire near Cle Elum. “Of course we responded,” said Marler. “That’s what we’re trained to do, and that's what we did. It’s hard, dangerous work, but the guys love to be on the front lines of a fire and firefighters left here would love to be there,” the Chief said. Nearly 1,000 firefighters from around the state have been battling the big wildlands fire near Cle Elum. When the four locals left San Juan Island, the “Taylor Bridge” fire was rapidly growing, threatening multiple homes and power lines, and was completely uncon-

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On the waterfront: staying afloat in tough times Learning to adapt is key in good times, and in bad By Steve Wehrly Journal reporter

How does one make money on the waterfront in the midst of a recession? Sell something, say the owners of four waterfront businesses. Sell books (and maps) if you’re Keith Baker of Harbour Bookstore. Sell boat space (and bottom paint) if you’re Mike Ahrenius of Jensen’s Boatyard & Marina. Sell fine food (and fine wine) if you’re Steven Anderson of The Place Bar & Grill. Sell boats (and everything else you can think of related to the water, including air and water) if you’re Mike Close of Friday Harbor Marine. Mike and Jan Close founded Friday Harbor Marine just as the recession hit in 2008. Their year-over-year cash flow growth has been 30 to 50 percent, and they pour the cash flow back into expanding inventory and hiring mechanics. Classic growth strategy, and its working. The Closes have gradually Steve Anderson expanded their offerings to include all kinds of rental boats and kayaks, sailing and powerboat instruction, a yacht brokerage, boat repair and refurbishment, boat parts and accessories, a dive shop, guided or unguided cruises and harbor tours. They even sell ice cream bars and bottled water, and started a “bakery boat” cruising through the port in the morning selling local baked goods to boaters. Mike Close, once a computer networking consultant, says he’s followed basic “business-plan” steps: who are the customers and what do the customers want or need? The result: steady growth in sales - and steady growth in hiring. “We have 21 people working now, including my daughters and summer help.” “It’s not rocket science,” Close said. “We’re just paying close attention to every business we’re in. Increased traffic is happening just at the right time, so we can sell what we put on the shelves.”

The only thing Close is not upbeat about is “government.“ He thinks government should help him figure out how to make things happen rather than tell him, “You can’t do that.” “Our hardest struggle has been lack of support from all levels of government,” he said. “There’s not very much imagination or entrepreneurial spirit from the port, the town, the county or the Mike Close state. Their favorite word seems to be ‘no’.” Baker and his bookstore provide a look at the other side of the equation. “I’m just getting by,” Baker said. He bought the book store at Cannery Village overlooking the ferry ramp in 2005, did “okay but not great” until 2008, and has struggled since. He’s doing a little better the last couple of months, but doesn’t see any light at the end of any tunnel for himself or for the “real book” business. “Booksellers like me are losing out to technology,” he said. “The recession has hurt because fewer people with less money have been coming off those boats,” he said, pointing to the ferry dock. “And e-books are exploding, just killing my business.” “And now I’ve got the local library, which my taxes support, selling books,” Baker said. “Thank God some people still like to hold a book in their hands and read something in print.” “I’ve got a good location and good customer loyalty. I make money because I know about books and I do it all myself,” he said, “But combined with health problems and the recession, I’m hanging by a thread.” Steven and Kathleen Anderson at The Place make good money every year from mid-April to mid-October, but last winter was “dismal” and he might just close up next January and February, to “go see the g rand kids” and spend a couple of

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weeks in the California sun- before selling your house,” he said. shine.” Mike Ahrenius has a motto, too: “Save “We have 20 employees now,” our waterfront businesses” is scrawled on Anderson said, “but in winter, the bulletin board of the supply store at only the holiday business keeps Jensen’s boatyard and marina at the south us going, and that business just end of the harbor. didn’t happen last Christmas.” Asked if the message was for the reporter, Anderson has responded to the Ahrenius, a multi-term commissioner of recession by opening for lunch the Port of Friday Harbor, who sports a wry (in the summer only) and devel- smile under all conditions, answered with oping a good happy-hour busi- what he called “a one-minute message” as ness. He’s added several “small we sat down on “the bench” looking out at plates” to his hors d’oeuvres list the work yard from in front of the machine to go with an “extensive” wine shop. list and a bartender “who knows what she’s “A lot of businesses on the waterfront doing.” aren’t doing so good,” he said. “I’m doing “We’ve had a pretty good run for 17 years,” Anderson said. “Paid for college See Waterfront, Page 5 for the kids and saved some “Being confident of this very thing, that He which money.” He says that Kathleen began a good work in you will perform it until the of Jesus Christ.” needs knee replacement sur- day Philippians 1:6 gery and now that he’s get- ISLANDS COMMUNITY CHURCH ting older, it’s perhaps time 127-A GILBERT ROAD, FRIDAY HARBOR to sell the restaurant and Worship @ 10:00 AM • Phone: 360-378-4154 maybe do something else, either here or perhaps in Portland, where he grew up and first learned to cook. “I know we can’t do this for another ten years,” he said, so The Place is up for sale. He’s had some interest, but needs the economic turnaround to boost the cash flow so he can get a fair price for the business. “Kind of like waiting for the real estate market to rise


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ground support missions and winning the Silver Star and four Distinguished Service Crosses, among other decorations. His book about his Vietnam experiences, “The Secret War,” chronicles many of those 220 missions, including flights risking his life in support of downed pilots. The book, called the “best Vietnam War book” by one critic, went through two hardback printings, two mass-market softcover printings and was chosen as a Time-Life “Wings of War” collection book. He’s been a prolific writer on flying and aviation since childhood. Drury’s longtime friend and writing mentor, author Richard Bach (“Jonathon Livingston Seagull”), thinks “The Secret War” should be the key to understanding Drury’s life and aviation legacy. Asked by the Journal to comment on Drury, Bach responded, “My grand respect for Richard as a pilot and a writer” comes from “his skill at stirring [the reader’s] humanity with his own.” Bach, also an aviator before he became a writer, reflects on Drury’s life and writing by saying, “When the living’s so

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true and sharp as Drury’s, his words become our experience, and then our memories.” Drury has written three other books, including “Flightlines,” a compendium of columns he wrote for years for Airways magazine. He’s also been a model airplane builder since childhood, with more than two-thousand finished models in his collection “and many still to be built.” And he has, according to fellow Master Pilot John Geyman, “an outstanding collection of World War I aviation photographs.” After retiring from the Air Force as a Major in 1970, he flew as a civilian contractor in Laos, then in 1973 signed on with Flying Tiger airfreight, later part of Fedex. Since retiring from commercial flying in 2003, he has continued to fly his own planes, including racing a Hawker Sea Fury and giving rides to friends and family in his aerobatic Great Lakes Biplane. Over the years, he has logged more than 21,000 hours as a pilot. “He’s a pilot’s pilot,” said San Juan Island Pilot’s Association President Mike Taylor, “because he’s accomplished so much.” His plans for the future? “I’m restoring a 1948 Stinson, I’ve got four model planes on my assembly table - and I will keep flying,” Drury said. Secretary [of the “We must make Interior] Salazar this a collaborato propose that tive effort to prothe President tect our marine sign an Executive waterways,” she Order” to desigconcluded. nate the conserThe campaign vation area lands reportedly held as a National a Friday night Monument. fundraiser at Pressed whethRoche Harbor er she’s done and another everything she Maria Cantwell fundraiser on could to convince Sunday on Orcas, the president to sign that but would not confirm blog order, Cantwell said she’d reports that Sen. Al Franken done everything but “get a and Sen. Murray would be tattoo” to show the president coming to participate. But she supported the idea. they were not at the Fair Asked about the pro- on Friday and could not be posal to build a coal port found at Roche Harbor on near Bellingham, Cantwell Saturday. insisted proponents “need Coincidentally, Dan to answer some very tough Matthews, the Republican questions” before the devel- candidate opposing incumopment is approved, but bent U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen did not say she opposed (D-WA), also campaigned the coal port idea outright. at the Fair Friday afternoon. He was disappointed when told that Sen. Murray was apparently not at the fair. “We served together on the ® Shoreline school board for a Over while,” he said, “So I’d love 44 Years to say hello again.” Matthews, who will be back next Saturday for the Fine Jewelry Republican Party’s Red Barn Event, says “I’m not discouraged,” by primary Visit our hand-signed election results showing orca • eagle • salmon him with 28.7 percent of otter • fiddler crab the vote, almost 29 perabalone • nautilus • frog centage points behind oyster • starfish • sea gull dolphin • seahorse • conch Larsen’s 57.3 percent. He pelican • hummingbird figures he’ll surprise people tugboat • trawler • schooner by getting closer to Larsen anchor • mermaid • dory unicorn • filigree • rose in the November general dragonfly • owl election, then run again in 2014. …and of course, He said he’s committed THE to at least two campaigns: “I always tell people that I’ll be running for Congress in two years whether I win or lose this time.” Heart Dan Matthews expects to of the be back campaigning at the Islands © Fair in 2014. Maria Cantwell Dan & Diane Levin Originals may not be back until 2018 50 First Street • PO Box 1309 – unless she returns as a Friday Harbor, WA 98250 candidate for vice president 360-378-2051 before then. www.heartoftheislands.com DAN LEVIN ORIGINAL DESIGN ©

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Town seeks input on shoreline plan Changes could alter setbacks, bulkheads, habitat protection, building codes, stormwater management By Steve Wehrly Journal reporter

Your time has come to tell the town planners and council what you think of the draft Friday Harbor Shoreline Master Program Update. But first you might want to read some of the several hundred pages of documents comprising the update. The list of maps and documents would daunt a dedicated environment wonk: the Jurisdiction and Environments Map; the Watershed Jurisdiction Map; the Shoreline Inventory & Analysis; the Cumulative Impacts Analysis; the Restoration & Protection Plan; the SMP Submittal Checklist; the Punch List of Potential SMP Changes; the AGO (Attorney General Opinion) Takings Guidance;

and finally the 87-page Shoreline Master Program itself. Two of the documents would be useful if you want to learn what it’s all about. The “Punch List” in two pages outlines more than 25 significant changes that the draft Shoreline Master Program makes to the present Shoreline Master Program. These changes include property rezonings and redesignations, and code amendments regarding vegetation protection, setbacks, critical areas protection, fish habitat, stormwater management, bulkheads, landfills and docks. For the detail minded, the “Shoreline Master Program Submittal Checklist” provides 32 pages which

compare the present statewide Washington Administrative Code rules to the draft Shoreline Master Program. The Friday Harbor SMP must conform to the statewide rules. The Checklist is used by the state Department of Ecology to confirm just that. The documents are mostly labeled “Draft” to invite you to participate in the public comment period prior to a Planning Commission Public Hearing and, ultimately, public hearings and action in the Town Council. They can be found at www.fridayharbor. org/SMP/smp.htm or they may be obtained on paper or CD/ROM at Town Hall. Comments will be accepted until November 30, 2012, and should be submitted to Town of Friday Harbor, Mike Bertrand, Land Use Administrator, PO Box 219/60 Second Street Friday Harbor, WA 98250. E-mail to: smp@ fridayharbor.org.

Waterfront: Continued from page 3 okay because we’ve got a customer-base built up over more than a hundred years, and we own the land, equipment and buildings.” Even though, or maybe because, he’s a port commissioner, Ahrenius complained that “the government won’t move forward expeditiously with permits, we can’t even get a permit to dredge our fairways so we can house and service bigger boats, the environmental regulations are way overboard and expensive, and I’ve got to get a permit just to fix up the bathrooms – which are for customers only, by the way.” He’s not into predicting whether the recession will ever end, but he does know the moorage business has always been steady and the boatyard and repair businesses are improving, so he’s planning to start designing and planning new docks and slips over the tidelands leased from the state Department of Natural Resources. The paperwork, permits and financing will probably push construction off “until at least 2016,” he said. “We’ll get there, hopefully sooner rather than later,” he said of the dock renovation. “We put in new breakwater floats and replaced our main pier six years ago, but we’ve had to put the rest of the plan on the back burner.” “In June, the boatyard was fully booked. The first time recently,” said Ahrenius, who has seven employees not counting the “bean counter” - his wife, Jeri Jensen Ahrenius, who keeps the books, writes the checks and doesn’t necessarily laugh at his jokes. “Our goal is to improve the bottom line every year by 10 percent, and we might reach that goal this year,” he said. “But we’re coming off of three down years.” “We offer full boat services and supplies now, so unless we start selling groceries and booze, we’ll just continue

Trash: Continued from page 1 Waste-to-gas conversion company Kentec Energy USA is “certainly interested,” according to Calvin Mordy, a technical consultant for the Lynwood-based subsidiary of Kentec Energy Korea. Also checking out the Sutton Road station was Consignment Treasures and Black Family Enterprises of San Juan Island, neither of which responded immediately for a request for comment. Proposals are due at Public Works by 4 p.m., Oct. 1.

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doing what we’ve always done,” the taciturn, motorcycleriding “boss” said before heading back into the yard to go back to work on the bottom of a boat. All four businesses are making money this summer. There are no “rosy scenarios” on this waterfront, but no “woe is me” or laments that “I could a made a million.” Just people working hard to make a living, figuring it out as best they can, and hoping for better days next month and next year.

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Three heads are worse; ‘No’ Prop. 2

Charter Review Proposition 2 proposes that County Council members manage the operations of the county. In 2005, the freeholders heard testimony that the very system that Prop 2 is proposing was badly flawed and that we needed a separation of powers like we have at the state and national levels. The present commission says that separation of powers is an “overreaction” and wants us to return to the system where department heads would have a multiheaded boss. How many bosses would you like to work for? One is usually plenty. The commission itself admits that the structure they are recommending could be problematic: “the elimination of the artificial separation of powers between individual Council members and staff could expose staff to direct supervision by Council members. Such direct supervision in the past has on occasion placed inappropriate pressure upon department heads and staff, resulting in impairment rather than improvement of their performance.” The commission claims it has “solved” the problem by requiring that: “No individual County Council member shall direct or discipline, or threaten to direct or discipline, any County employee, whether depart-

ment head, supervisor, or volunteer, unless such direction or disciplinary action, or warning concerning such direction or disciplinary action, has first been duly approved by a majority of the County Council.” Anyone who has worked in any organization knows that such a “rule” has no real meaning. We all know who our bosses are. We know that bosses can make our lives miserable if they choose to do so (whether they vote on it or not) and we don’t want to get fired by ticking any of them off. It is, at best, naive to think that department heads and staff will not be intimidated and confused if they have multiple bosses. We had that very problem here before the freeholders and the voters successfully addressed it in 2005, when they proposed the present system of separation of powers. Why would we vote to go back to such a failed system of governance? Please vote “No” on Charter Review Propositions 1 and 2. Art Lange Orcas Island

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Ms. Meister suggests that if I do not like the job my representatives have done for the last five years, I may elect new ones (“Wither

home rule?”, SanJuanJournal. com, Aug.16).

I wish that were true. As a registered voter of San Juan County, the power of my vote is limited to one of the six council members who are supposed to represent me. It just isn’t the case that I have representatives (plu-

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ral) who I can vote in or out of office. Ms. Meister does not appear to have noticed that the “separation of powers” combined with an unelected county administrator has effectively left us with a CEO who is unaccountable to either the legislators or the electorate. She also failed to note that the CRC’s recommendations have incorporated language designed to prevent certain abuses that occurred in the years prior to the adoption of Home Rule. Ms. Meister made no mention of the way in which a six-person council opened the door for the county’s business to be conducted without transparency and behind closed doors. When that door was opened, some of the council members walked right through it and never looked back. I favor the advantages of Home Rule. The CRC’s three propositions do not “eviscerate the heart” of the charter. The “heart” of the charter is stated in its preamble, and calls for greater citizen control over county government. Over the past five years, we have had less, not more control, which is why these revisions have been recommended. I take particular exception to Ms. Meister’s suggestion that those who support these changes will do so because they have been “deceived.” Voters need to be informed, and since there was very little real information in Ms. Meister’s strong “opinion” piece, I found the article itself to be deceptive, more so in fact than anything else I have read on the subject. I hope that people will take the time to fully under-

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stand Propositions 1, 2, and 3. If interested, they may attend one of the many meetings being offered, and take the opportunity to ask questions and express concerns directly to the very capable people elected by them to review the county’s Home Rule Charter. Angie Ponder Lopez Island — Editor’s note: Susan Meister’s guest column “Wither home rule?”, published Aug. 16 at SanJuanJournal.com, is also printed in today’s edition of the Journal, pg. 7.

San Juan prairies at the crossroads

I would like to extend a thank you to the San Juan Islands Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society for getting the word out, and to Mike Vouri and Jerald Weaver of the National Park Service for an

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informative walk and talk at American Camp, Sunday Aug. 12. We learned about the geological and cultural history of the prairie, how nature and humans have altered the landscape, and about the Park’s Prairie Stewardship Plan. There are only 3 percent of native prairies remaining in the Puget Sound region, and we are fortunate to have the largest in the county, right here in our own National Historic Park (both at American and English Camps). The health of the prairie is threatened, however, and that is why the park is embarking on a restoration/stewardship plan. Now, our park needs to hear from us — what we envision the future of the prairies to be and what are some ways to get there. Comment forms are available at the Park’s booth at the Saturday Farmer’s

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Costly campaigns; ‘No’ on Prop. 1 & 2

We write as community members to express concerns about the Charter Review Propositions on the upcoming ballot. We urge you to vote “No” on both propositions 1 and 2, and here is why. Charter Review Proposition 1 recommends that we switch to countywide elections. Countywide campaigns now cost about $50,000; our present elections by district make campaigning more affordable. See LETTERS, Page 8

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Editorial

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Guest Column

Your backyard Progress halted by livin’ in the past D

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he environment is just too important to be left to the environmentalists, politicians and professioinal planners. If you have been paying attention to the Town of Friday Harbor’s Shoreline Master Program update process, you probably already know how critical that process is to the environmental and economic well-being of the town. If not, you should learn. Visit www.fridayharbor.org/smp/ smp.htm. Whether you’re a scientist or an artist, a treehugger or a tree cutter or a carpenter, your voice is needed to tell elected officials what you think about both the substance and the process of maintaining and enhancing our environment and our unique island way of life, and the waterfront in particular. Believe it or not, the planning commission and the town council will listen to you. They want to know how you feel, whether it just confirms their assumptions or whether it challenges them. Tell them they’re not going far enough, or tell them they’ve gone too far. Tell them you’re mad as hell and you’re not going to take it anymore. Whatever the case, now is your opportunity to let them know. The entire update file is extensive and complex. The proposed new SMP addresses very important issues: land-use and growth management, setbacks and bulkheads and docks, garden herbicides and pesticides, stormwater and residential zoning. Check out the draft “Punch List of Potential SMP Changes” at the website noted above. Some changes may affect you or your business directly. Some changes will definitely affect the Friday Harbor shoreline. How it will look, how it can be developed, how you can use it. Thirty minutes of study will give you something to say to the planners and the town council. They don’t need scientific explanations from you: they need to know how you are affected. You don’t have to be right — they do. For the planners and politicians to do their jobs, they need to hear from you. Speak out.

PUBLIC MEETINGS SJI School District Board of Directors: Aug. 22, 6 p.m., FHHS Library, 45 Blair Ave. n Friday Harbor Lodging Tax Advisory Committee: Aug. 23, noon., Town Council Chambers, 60 Second St. n SJC Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (teleconference): Aug. 23, 10:30 a.m., moderated by LTAC chairman Jamie Stephens, from Legislative Hearing Room, 55 Second St., FH. (members call in). n SJI Island Hospital Commission: Aug. 22, 5 p.m., Frank Wilson EMS Building, 540 Spring St. n Veterans Advisory Board: Aug. 31, 11:45 a.m., large conference room, Legislative Building, 55 Second St., F.H. n

Planks of home rule charter disabled, undermined by CRC’s Prop. 1 & 2

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By Susan Meister

bserving the machinations of the Charter Review Commission has been instructive. As county residents may remember, the Home Rule Charter of 2005 was the first to succeed in over 20 years in Washington state, with a 65 percent majority of San Juan County voters. Now, it is clear that the CRC is hoping to persuade voters to overturn two of its key provisions, sending San Juan County back to an unsuccessful past. It should be noted that at least three of those who have dominated the CRC’s questionably democratic deliberations were the very same Freeholders who were against Home Rule in 2005. Even more of note is that three of those who have signed onto arguments for the amendments that would effectively return the county to the old board of commissioners form of government, were previous members of that board. I note that Kevin Ranker has descended from his high post as state senator to sign onto the arguments to eviscerate the heart of the charter. He appears to be one of those waiting in the weeds for the chance to resurrect an antiquated vehicle that some of his former colleagues might even wish to hop onto again. What credibility do those possess who opposed home rule from the beginning, whose livelihoods and social status were adversely affected by the charter, to propose that it be gutted? Surely the enlightened voters of San Juan County will see the CRC exercise for what it is: a folly. The charter made significant strides in returning government to the people, taking it out of the hands of partisan politicians whose meddling in the administrative branch of county government was a disaster for the taxpayers. Because of the lack of separation of the administrative and legislative branch — a key separation that Proposition 2 seeks to undo — the three members of the BOCC meddled in administrative matters continually.

They often gave conflicting direction to administrators so that certain of their constituents would receive preferential treatment. If these conflicting instructions were not followed, unlawful terminations and thousands of dollars in personnel lawsuits ensued. This is the administrative and legal chaos to which the CRC proposes to return. As importantly, the CRC proposes gutting another key provision of the Susan Meister Charter. Returning to the full-time, three-member, at large commission form of government would also return to unequal representation of the islands’ communities. Less populated islands would regain the same voting influence as the more populated ones. No rational explanation for retreating from a one-person, one-vote democracy has been offered for adoption of Proposition 1. Charters are not born perfect. Those who wrote the charter wisely envisioned that it would need improvement. In focusing on simply taking it down, the leaders of the CRC wasted the opportunity to make it better. In the end, government is only as good as those who are elected to carry it out. It is a mistake to blame the structure — the charter — for the quality with which it has operated. If you do not like the job your representatives have done over the last five years, elect new ones. Otherwise, it is like burning down a building you have lovingly constructed because the plumbing doesn’t work. Forward movement is the definition of progress. Do not be deceived by arguments that going back to the past will burnish the future. Those of you who voted for home rule in 2005, who believe in the separation of powers, and in the one-person, one-vote ideal, should stand in the voting booth proud to cast a vote for progress. Vote ‘No’ on Propositions 1 and 2. — Editor’s note: Susan Meister, a long-time resident of San Juan Island, was the creator of Pelindaba Lavender and a founding principal in the Charter movement. She lives now lives in San Francisco and Pebble Beach with her husband, Robert Montgomery.

As I See It

Recipe for failure? Too many cooks Management of public’s business suffers when politics prevail

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By Colin Maycock

his November, the voters of San Juan County will be asked to vote for changes to the Charter that governs the County. The provision to grant administrative or executive power back to the County Council is the most worrisome of the proposed changes and should be considered carefully before you cast your vote. That power was removed from the council when the charter was adopted, and for good reason. Under the old Board of County Commission system the commissioners had the authority to direct (i.e. meddle with) county staff and their management and, unsurprisingly, the direction from the commissioners was often politically or person-

ally motivated, usually unethical, and occasionally illegal, which, from time to time, led directly to costly law suits that the county inevitably lost, with the taxpayers left to bear the costs of the commissioners’ rash decisions. The target, or benefit, of the commissioner's direction to staff depended on the spectrum of favorability on which the matter stood. In some cases decisions were made, based not on equal or just application of the code but solely to serve the narrow purposes of the commissioners. Often the commissioners used departments and staff as proxies in their own internecine rivalries and disagreements, with one commissioner demanding a specific result from staff on one day, while another commissioner would demand an opposite and mutually exclusive result the following day. If the staff stood their ground and made the proper decision, they were then vigorously targeted for termi-

nation. Needless to say, this led to an institutional paralysis as staff sought BOCC approval for the most minor of a d m i n i s t r at i v e tasks – and governance ground to a halt in SJC. Colin Maycock The explicit corruption of this type of meddling became so repugnant that an outcry from the community arose, with the ultimate outcome being the adoption of a county charter that added what was expected to be an independent and professional administrator responsible for the day-to-day operation of county business, leaving the responsibility of legislation to the council. The union's deepest concern is that once again county staff will be subject to the ever changing political and perSee Recipe, Page 8


Opinion/obituaries

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Obituaries

Job hunt? Career Center ready to guide Dr. Jan Smulovitz: Center can help sharpen your skills, and search By Minnie Knych

The San Juan County unemployment rate has improved. Of course, it always does in the summer. At the end of July it was 5.6 percent. That is a lot lower than the rest of the nation, but our usual sum-

mer rate is 3 percent, so we definitely haven't returned to the "good old days". The 5.6 rate does not take into consideration the people who are no longer looking for work, nor the fact that many people who used to have year-round jobs have accepted summer employment just to pay their bills. Another significant segment of our population that is not counted in the unemployment statistics is people

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who work “off the books”, in a cash economy. These people have earned a living by Minnie Knych working for cash. They do not pay into Social Security nor do they pay unemployment insurance, so when they can no longer find work, they have no safety net. The real rate of unemployment and under employment in our county is much higher. No matter what the statistics say, if you are unemployed, your rate is 100 percent. If you are one of those people looking for a job in our county but have been unsuccessful, check out the free services offered by the Career Center. I provide resume advice, help you improve your interview skills and assist you with

focusing your job search. There are also training funds for some qualified individuals. The Career Center is currently assisting employers in recruiting qualified individuals for the following year-round positions: n Telephone receptionist; full-time, year-round. n Administrative assistant; 20-30 hours per week. n Part-time front desk clerk n Peace Health positions at the Friday Harbor facility, including, janitorial, insurance billing, RN, LPN, CNA, and pharmacist. n Marketing Director. n Combination retail/ office administration; three days per week. n Auto mechanic (must have certification and own tools). Training is available for qualified individuals. If you want a job, come and get it. For information, Minnie Knych, 378-4662.

— Editor’s note: Minnie Knych is director of the Friday Harbor office of the Northwest Workforce Council.

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Oct. 13, 1943—Aug. 4, 2012 Dr. Jan Smulovitz passed away after a hard fight with unexpected illness. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Constantia, son Stefan (Viviane), daughter Anika (Oni), grandchildren Aviv and Ruby, daughter Margit (Randall), and sisters Tove (Michael) and Bente (Carl). A man whose generosity and attention to detail will be remembered by Jan Smulovitz many, he worked as an endocrinologist in Eugene, Ore. from 1978 to 2003, and enjoyed almost 10 years of retirement on San Juan Island, Wash. He was a member of the Friends of the San Juan Island Library and the Friday Harbor Sailing Club. His wisdom on all things medical, his love of sailing, his beautiful glass beads, his many stories and most of all his incredibly generous spirit will be missed by all. To honor Jan's memory, please donate to the charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held at the San Juan Island Yacht Club, on Saturday. Sept. 22, from 2-4 p.m. Memories of Jan can be shared here: www.forevermissed.com/dr-smulovitz/ — Family of Jan Smulovitz

Recipe:

Continued from page 7 sonal views of the council. The county staff 's duty is to carry out the public's business without regard to political affiliation or socio-economic status; something staff endeavors to do despite the occasional controversy. For the time being, the public and county staff has an administrator to stand between them and what ultimately could be (we say could, but we truly mean the inevitable) pressure and coercion to inequitably apply the county code.

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The past interference of the BOCC into the day-today operation of the county was an unmitigated disaster for the public, and a progenitor of a hostile work place for county staff. It was a failure then, it would be a failure this time, and we strongly recommend that you think deeply about the implications that accompany returning administrative powers to the county council, and vote "No" on Proposition 2. — Editor's note: Colin Maycock is president of Local 1849 American Federations of State, County and Municipal Employees.

raised somewhere. To move to countywide campaigns could restrict campaigning to those supported by members of well-funded, wellorganized special interest groups — and there are many in San Juan County of different persuasions. Many good potential candidates would not be able to run. This has already happened at the state level, and in Congress, where special interests influence legislation that is in their interests and not necessarily those of the people in the district. We respect the Charter Review commissioner’s work; but on Charter Review Propositions 1 and 2 we will be voting “No” to keep our elections more representative. David Kobrin/ Diane Berreth Orcas Island


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LOCAL

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Distance debut for many Bellevue teen finishes first in ‘Loop’ debut By Scott Rasmussen Journal editor

Friday Harbor's Elliot Thomsen made his presence known with the bat, glove and arm as a star on the Wolverines baseball team a decade ago. It was his feet that gave him away, however, at the 35th Annual 8.8K Loop Run, Saturday, on the final day of the San Juan County Fair. With the sound of foot-

Journal photo / Scott Rasmussen

UW grad student Laura Newcomb finished first among female runners, at 38:17.

Journal photo / Scott Rasmussen

Bellevue’s Jordan Harris tops the field at the 35th annual Loop Run, crossing the finish line in 34:08, a personal best.

steps closing in, Bellevue 17-year-old Jordan Harris switched on the afterburners and left "the elder" Thomsen in the dust, finishing his first-ever Loop Run in first place overall and, with a time of 34:08, eclipsing his previous "personal best" by a full 30 seconds. "I wasn't expecting to win," said Jordan, a member of Newport High School’s track team and grandson of San Juan’s Susan Harris. "But after the start I looked around and nobody was out in front, so I decided to go for it." In going for it, he wasn’t alone. In fact, Thomsen,

who, despite growing up on San Juan, had never run the race before, had first-place thoughts of his own. “I was trying to get him,” said Thomsen, who now resides in the “other Washington” (“It’s a happening place,” he notes). “I was right behind him going up that last hill. I knew he could hear me and then he just took off.” For Kyle Pedersen, vacationing on San Juan Island from Los Angles, Calif., a 5.4-mile trek around the isle just sort of sounded like fun, even if the 13-year-old doesn’t consider himself a avid runner. “Not really... I just like to run,” Kyle said. “I guess I just decided to do it.” Also visiting San Juan during the week of the Fair, Seattle’s Serena BernthalJones and two of her Seattle Prep high school classmates decided to enter the run on a lark, a first for each. “Our normal races are on the hills so we’re used to that,” said the 17-year-old, who trains in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. “But this course was a little longer than we usually do.” A total of 187 runners and walkers crossed the

Journal photo / Scott Rasmussen

And they’re off… front runners break from the pack at the start of the 35th 8.8K Loop Run, Saturday, Aug. 18. A total of 187 runners or walkers crossed the finish line of the run, sponsored by Island Rec.

finish line of the 35th annual Loop Run, only a few less than the number at the starting line. Unlike temperatures earlier in the week, which reached into the high 80s, mercury hovered just under 60 degrees Fahrenheit at the start. At age 7, Geoffrey Volk was among youngest runner to finish the 5.4-mile run, crossing the finish line in 1:27:45, and second place in the “Under 10” age bracket. Friday Harbor’s Tyler Fleming, 9, finished

first. On the other end of the age spectrum, 75 and up, San Juan Island’s Robert Warren, Dave Pretz and Sam Connery, were the top three finishers of the senior set. Former San Juan County administrator Pete Rose cross the finish line in 51:13, good enough for first in the men’s 60-64 age bracket. Friday Harbor’s Kelli Ashcraft, 17, was the second female to complete the course, covering 5.4 miles in 39:54, and about 2

1/2 minutes behind Laura Newcomb, the top female finisher. Newcomb, a University of Washington graduate student, studying biology and conducting research at Friday Harbor Labs six months out of the year, said that she really wasn’t in any hurry to finish the race. It just “worked out” that way, the 23-year-old said of her Loop Run debut. “I just went out to have fun,” said the New Jersey native. “It’s a nice course. It was fun.”

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Scenes from San Juan County Fair 2012: top, left to right: chickens race in a ‘ fowl’ competition, boys and a bubble machine are a good mix, turning corners at the Western Games; middle, 4-H participants display their livestock; giggles and glee on the Paratrooper; the annual Trashion Fashion show sets another highmark in both participation, attendance. Photos by Colleen Smith Armstrong, Kathryn Sherman, Scott Rasmussen


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island scene

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What’s Happening! Wednesday, Aug. 22 Whale Museum Research Lecture Series, 7 p.m., The Whale Museum, 62 First St., free. Presentation by seabird specialist researcher Breck Tyler of UCSC Institute of Marine Sciences. Info, 378-4710, ext. 23, www.whalemuseum.org.

Thursday, Aug. 23 Friday Harbor Art Market, 5-8 p.m., Brickworks Plaza, 150 Nichols St. Features works by local artists, music by local performers (Ed Wilson & Ian Boulton). Info, 378-0951. Night Music Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m., Gubelman Theatre. Kate Schuman and Keith Busha “Remember Patsy Cline.” Tickets: $10 each. 378-3210 or www. sjctheatre.org.

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Spanish Film Night/ Peliculas en Espanol, 7 p.m., library, free. Documentary, “Pancho Villa: La Revolucion No Ha Terminado”, features interviews with those who knew him. Popcorn, refreshments courtesy of Friend of the Library. Info, 378-2798, www.sjlib.org Lavendera Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., Lavendera Massage, 285 Spring St., free. ‘Heart to Heart’, presented by Nancy Soans, instructional tools to connect empathically and authentically with others and ourselves. Info, 378-3637, www.lavenderadayspa.com.

Friday, Aug. 24 Land Bank Frazer Homestead trail repair, 10 a.m., Rosler Road trailhead. Help improve trail drainage in installation project; gloves, water, sunscreen, sturdy boots See Calendar, Page 14

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Who: Concours d’ Elegance 2012. What: Fundraiser for non-profits.

Where: San Juan Vineyards. n When: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. n Admission: By donation. n

mericans have a deep love affair with the open road and the automobiles that take them there. No question about that. And, San Juan Island is no exception. Still, one would think that after a half-dozen years there might be few surprises left for a car show on an island of maybe 8,000 people, one that features vintage, classic and sporty modern autos, even if it is a charitable event. But one would be only partly correct. “Every year about 50 percent of the entries in the show have never been seen on the island before,” said 2012 Concours d’ Elegance Chairman Chris Curtain. “There’s always something new and interesting.” With a 1957 T-Bird, 2008 Alfa 8C Coupe and a 1939 V12 Packard Limo already in the lineup, Concours d’Elegance 2012 promises more than a few surprises in the pack. “We’re on track to have about the same number of entries as we’ve had before, about 70-80,” Curtain said. “It’s tough to know for sure because a large number of people show up on Sunday to enter, saying ‘here I am’.” Organized by the Sports Car Club of the San Juan Island for the sixth year running, and co-sponsored by San Juan Island Rotary Club, Concourse d’ Elegance offers a chance for everyone to view an eye-popping collection of rare, vintage and unique automobiles in a beautiful setting and, at the same time, help support several worthwhile

local non-profits. The show is Sunday, Aug. 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at San Juan Vineyards. Beneficiaries of this year’s event -with proceeds generated by sponsor contributions, vehicle entry fees and spectator donations -- are the Family Resource Center, Fish for Teeth and the Rotary’s International Polio Eradication Project. A year ago, the Rotary Club distributed $6,300 to local charities from the 2011 Concourse proceeds. Barrier Porsche, the Palace Theatre, Printonyx and San Juan Vineyards, which hosts the event, are co-sponsors of this year’s Concourse. Porsche is honoring 50 years of production of its 911 model and nearly half 2012 Concours’ early entries are Porsches, Curtain notes. As in the past, Concours 2012 is more than just a car show. Hosted on the grounds of San Juan Vineyards, it’s part picnic and offers entertainment as well. Bakery San Juan will have pizza and sandwiches for sale, and the Argyle Street Jazz Band, back by popular demand, will entertain in the vineyard pavilion during lunch. In addition to the judges awards, event-goers can cast a vote for their favorite vehicle in the annual “People’s Choice” award. Winners are announced at 2:30 p.m. Though Concours d’ Elegance is free for spectators, a $10 donation, which will help support this year’s beneficiaries, is encouraged. For information on how to enter a vehicle into the show, visit, http://www.sanjuanconcours.org.


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Around Town Albatross in the spotlight; Tyler at the helm

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A Pacific Alabatross and chick.

The Whale Museum’s Research Lecture Series continues Wednesday, Aug. 22, with Breck Tyler of the UC Santa Cruz and visiting professor at the UW Friday Harbor Labs, at 7 p.m, at The Whale Museum. Drawing on 35 years of research into the ecology and conservation of Pacific Ocean seabirds and marine mammals, Tyler oversees programs to monitor various populations of seabirds and marine mammals, and to reduce harm to such populations in the event of an oil spill. He studies nesting albatrosses at Midway Atoll each winter, and the albatross will be featured in Wednesday’s lecture, entitled “Ocean Wanderers: Ecology and Conservation of Pacific Albatrosses”. Breck is also a visiting professor at Friday Harbor Labs, where he teaches a course on the biology of marine birds and mammals, as well as a research apprenticeship focusing on marine birds and mammals in San Juan Channel. Wednesday’s lecture is free; donations are accepted. For more information, 378-4710 ext. 23, or, www. whalemuseum.org.

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referred to as the Ansel Adams of underwater photography, Brooks, is donating 100 percent of proceeds from the auction to IMA's exhibition program. View Brooks' photographs at either the Museum, 232 A Street, or the museum website: www.sjima.org Auction materials are available at the Museum, 232 A Street, in Friday Harbor (directly above the ferry lanes). Museum Hours: Thurs-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For info, IMABrooksauction@gmail. com.

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Following a break last week for the Fair, the San Juan Community Theatre’s Summer Night Music Concert Series returns Thursday, Aug. 23, for a special repeat performance of “Remember Patsy Cline”, featuring local musicians Kate Schuman and Keith Busha. Music begins at 8 p.m. in the Gubelman, preceded by a “social hour” 7-8 p.m. in the Steele Memorial Garden, adjacent to the Gubelman. Chocolate desserts, wine and beer will be available for purchase. Seating is limited, 50 seats per show; tickets are $10. The SJCT Summer Concert Series is supported by the Bed & Breakfast Association of San Juan Island. Box Office hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.

to 4 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; one hour before performance. Info, 378-3210, or www.sjctheatre.org.

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ate of Central Washington University with a double major in Political Science and Social Science and was a member of the 1995 NAIA National Champion football team. The free program will begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, at Skagit Valley College’s Friday Harbor Campus. For further information, call the Park at (360) 378-2240.

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Craig Bill, Director of the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs is coming to Friday Harbor Aug. 26 to discuss traditional American Indian conservation efforts and current state tribal issues. Bill was appointed Director of Indian Affairs in July 2005 by Governor Christine Gregoire. He advises the Governor on tribal issues and is liaison between the State and Indian Tribes and tribal organizations. His policy advice relates to the government to government principles outlined in the 1989 Centennial Accord signed by the State and the Tribes. Bill’s talk is the sixth in a series sponsored by the San Juan Island National Historical Park and the Madrona Institute that explores First Nations and American Indian stewardship on the San Juan Islands and throughout the Pacific Northwest, Western Canada and arctic regions. Bill is an enrolled member of the Swinomish Tribe, with ancestral ties with the Colville Confederated Tribes and Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. He is a gradu-

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Saturday, Aug. 25 Know Your Island Walk, 1-4 p.m., King Sisters Preserve, intersection of Boyce and San Juan Valley roads. Learn

about island agriculture and King Sisters preserve in a guided 1.5-mile walk led by Land Bank Land Steward Eliza Habegger; No dogs. Info, www.sanjuanislandstrails.org.

$8 student reserved, $5 student RUSH. Info, 378-3210, www.sjctheatre.org. (Preconcert social hour begins at 7 p.m.)

Tribute to Jimi Hendrix, 8 p.m., SJCT. Island trio, led by Carl Blake, presents musical tribute to the legendary guitarist. Tickets: $15 adults,

Harvest America’, 4 p.m., SJ Community Theatre, ‘Night of Hope and Worship’, sponsored by Calvary San Juan, simulcast live from Anaheim. Satellite broadcast of pastor Greg Laurie’s annual evangelical crusade, simulcast live from Angel Stadium, in Anaheim. Info, 360-378-7268.

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A Prairie’s Life , We d, A u g 2 9 , 7 p m American Camp’s prairie is unique in the Puget Sound/ Salish Sea Basin. Join National Parks staff for a journey across time as they explore changes in this resource from the glaciers to today’s restoration efforts.

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Speaking engagement: Craig Bill, state director of Indian Affairs, 7 p.m., Skagit Valley College, 221 Weber Way, free. Part of lecture series exploring American Indian stewardship, co-sponsored by Madrona Institute, NPS. Bill discusses traditional American Indian conservation efforts and current state tribal issues. Info, 378-2798, www.sjlib.org. Poetry & Spoken Word Open Mic, 7 p.m., library, free. Hosted by Anthony DiMchele. Seize the mic, and

share your poetry, prose and writing with others by the fireplace; last Sunday of the month. Info, 378-2240 (NPS), /www.nps.gov/sajh/index. htm.

Wednesday, Aug. 29 A Prairie’s Life: A Continuing Dialogue, 7 p.m., library, free. Presentation by National Parks historian Mike Vouri and Jerald Weaver, resource manager, explores local landscape changes from ancient ice age to today’s restoration efforts; cosponsored by NPS. Info, 378-2798, www.sjlib.org.

Saturday, Sept. 1 San Juan Island Music Festival, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Browne Lumber Yard, 330 Spring St. Festival features various local bands, including The Fabulous Rhythmatics, SJ Jazz Quintet, One More Time Big Band, solo performers. Food, beverages and more. Tickets: $10 adults, kids 12 and under, free. Proceeds benefit SJI Lions Club charitable programs. Info, 360298-1281.

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By Teddy Deane The San Juan County Arts Council is seeking 4-5 new members for its board of directors. New board members will be elected at the annual Arts Council membership meeting in November. There are openings for board members from Orcas and Lopez, and possibly San Juan, as the board attempts to fill upcoming vacancies and balance membership among the islands. The SJC Arts Council evolved in 2009 as a result of discussions to address the arts and further the potential of artists in our county. The mission of the council is to promote and integrate artistic county resources for the creative economic development, education and overall well-being of the county’s communities. The Arts Council has the potential to offer exciting, innovative benefits to all creative arts and island artists, and seeks to partner with existing arts organizations and businesses. It is a non-profit which reflects all creative endeavors and it is expected that board members will enjoy helping to create and administer artistic projects, and/or have experience with general administration, art patronage, or non-profit fund raising challenges. The Council board of directors meets monthly, and this year the board met on first Thursday of the month. Since this is a countywide council, the meetings have rotated among the islands with the times varying depending on ferry schedules. Regular attendance at board meetings is essential for the council to work effectively. The term of office is usually three years and previous board experience is a plus. Vision: Where arts flourish, community prospers and lives are enriched. For more info, Teddy Deane, SJCAC president, at: info@ sjcartscouncil.org

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MISCELLANEOUS LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE RCW 61.24 Grantor: Craig Sjostrom, Successor Trustee Grantee: Terrance R. Hennig & Kaye Doner Hickox, h/w, Grantors under the Deed of Trust Legal Description: W 75â&#x20AC;&#x2122; S 150â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tract 15, Gouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2nd Acre Addâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;n to Friday Harbor Assessorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Property Tax Parcel or Account No.: 351151003000 Reference Nos of Documents Assigned or Released: 2006-0303035 TO: Terrence R. Hennig & Kaye D. Hickox PMB 2090 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 - or 156 Madrona Drive Friday Harbor, WA 98250 Grantors NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee, or his agent, will on August 31st, 2012, at the hour of 10:00am, at the main entrance of the San Juan County Courthouse, 350 Court St., Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington, sell at

public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in Skagit County, Washington, to wit: The West 75 feet of the South 150 feet of Tract 15, GOULDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SECOND ACRE ADDITION TO FRIDAY HARBOR, according to the plat thereof recorded in Volume 1 of Plats, page 5A, records of San Juan County, Wash. Which is commonly known as 720 Guard St., Friday Harbor, WA 98250, and which is subject to a Deed of Trust dated the 3rd day of March, 2006, recorded on the 3rd day of March, 2006, under Auditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s File No. 2006-0303035, records of San Juan County, Washington, from Terrence R. Hennig and Kaye D. Hickox, h/w, as Grantors, to Chicago Title Co., as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Sabine Financial Services, Ltd., a Delaware corporation, as Beneficiary. The undersigned has been appointed Successor Trustee, per instrument dated January 30th, 2012 and recorded on March

2nd, 2012 under Auditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s File No. 2012-0302001, records of San Juan County, Washington. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust or the Beneficiaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s successor is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrowerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or Grantorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. The defaults for which this foreclosure is made are as follows: a. Non-monetary defaults: Failure to pay the real property taxes on the property when due. Failure to maintain insurance on the property as required by the Deed of Trust. b. Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: i. Delinquent payments, inclusive of late charges and interest to April 5th, 2012 $48,610.13 ii. Interest at $15.99 per day following April 5th, 2012 $303.81 TOTAL DELINQUENT PAYMENTS AND INTEREST: $48,913.94

The principal sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is $207,655.00, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured from May 19th, 2012 and such other charges, costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. The above described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and 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 August 31st, 2012. The defaults referred to in Paragraph 3 must be cured by August 20th, 2012 to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before August 20th, 2012, the defaults as set forth in paragraph III are cured and the Trusteeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after August 20th, 2012 and before the sale by the Borrower or Grantor, any Guarantor, or the hold-

er 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. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower or Grantor or the Grantorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s successor in interest at the following addresses: Terrence R. Hennig & Kaye D. Hickox PMB 2090 156 Madrona Drive Friday Harbor, WA 98250 by both first class and certified mail on April 11th, 2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and 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. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide


The Journal of the San Juan Islands I SanJuanJournal.com in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. 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. 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. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the trustee’s sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. 11. The Trustee makes no representations or warranties concerning what interest in the real property described above is being sold. The Deed of Trust lien foreclosed may not be a first lien position or there may be other prior encumbrances of title. The Trustee is not required to provide title information concerning this property. Any person interested in this foreclosure is encouraged to make his or her own investigation concerning the ownership of the property and the position on title of the Deed of Trust being foreclosed. Any person interested in the foreclosure is also encouraged to consult an attorney, as the Trustee will not provide legal advice concerning the foreclosure. The Trustee does not provide information concerning the location of the debtors nor concerning the condition of the property. No representation or warranties are made concerning the physical condition of the property or whether there are any environmental or hazardous waste liabilities or problems connected with this property. Any person desiring title information, information concerning the physical condition of the property, information concerning any hazardous waste or environmental issues or other information about the real property being foreclosed must obtain all such information independently. FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICE ACT NOTICE Any information obtained from the debtor will be used for the purpose of collecting the debt. DATED: May 19th, 2012 Craig Sjostrom, Successor Trustee Attorney at Law 1204 Cleveland Ave. Mount Vernon, WA 98273 LEGAL NO. J399160 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. July 25, August 22, 2012.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE RCW 61.24 Grantor: Craig Sjostrom, Successor Trustee Grantees: Terrance R. Hennig & Kaye Doner Hickox, h/w, Grantors under the Deed of Trust Legal Description: Lots 27 and 37, Mitchell Point Assessor’s Property Tax Parcel or Account No.: 463450027000 and 463450037000 Reference Nos of Documents Assigned or Released: 2002-0726031 TO: Terrance R. Hennig Kaye D. Hickox PMB 2090 Friday Harbor, WA 98259 - or 156 Madrona Drive Friday Harbor, WA 98250 AND TO: Mitchell Point Owners Association P.O. Box 2328 Friday Harbor, WA 98259 - or 70 Marion Place Friday Harbor, WA 98250 Grantors

Lien claimant, AFN 2005-0628014 Lien amount $869.05 plus costs, interest and penalties NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee, or his agent, will on August 31st, 2012, at the hour of 10:00am, at the main entrance of the San Juan County Courthouse, 350 Court St., Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in San Juan County, Washington, to wit: Lots 27 and 37, MITCHELL POINT, according to the plat thereof recorded in Volume 4 of Plats, pages 12 and 12A, records of San Juan County, Wash. Which is commonly known as 156 Madrona Drive, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, and which is subject to a Deed of Trust dated the 25th day of July, 2002, recorded on the 26th day of July, 2002, under Auditor’s File No. 2002-0726031, records of San Juan County, Washington, from Terrence R. Hennig and Kaye D. Hickox, h/w, as Grantors, to Island Title Co., as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Sabine Financial Services, Ltd., a Delaware corporation, as Beneficiary. The undersigned has been appointed Successor Trustee, per instrument dated January 30th, 2012 and recorded on March 2nd, 2012 under Auditor’s File No. 2012-0302002, records of San Juan County, Washington. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust or the Beneficiary’s successor 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. The defaults for which this foreclosure is made are as follows: a. Non-monetary defaults: Failure to pay the real property taxes on the property when due. Failure to maintain insurance on the property as required by the Deed of Trust. b. Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: i. Delinquent monthly payments and late charges $23,778.00 ii. Interest at $7.82 per day following April 5th, 2012 $344.08 TOTAL DELINQUENT PAYMENTS AND INTEREST: $24,122.08 The principal sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is $89,800, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured from May 19th, 2012 and such other charges, costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. The above described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and 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 August 31st, 2012. The defaults referred to in Paragraph 3 must be cured by August 20th, 2012 to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before August 20th, 2012, the defaults as set forth in paragraph III are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after August 20th, 2012 and before the sale by the Borrower or 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. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower or Grantor or the Grantor’s successor in interest at the following addresses: Terrence R. Hennig & Kaye D. Hickox 156 Madrona Drive PMB 2090 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 by both first class and certified mail on April 11th, 2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and

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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. 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. 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. 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. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the trustee’s sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The Trustee makes no representations or warranties concerning what interest in the real property described above is being sold. The Deed of Trust lien foreclosed may not be a first lien position or there may be other prior encumbrances of title. The Trustee is not required to provide title information concerning this property. Any person interested in this foreclosure is encouraged to make his or her own investigation concerning the ownership of the property and the position on title of the Deed of Trust being foreclosed. Any person interested in the foreclosure is also encouraged to consult an attorney, as the Trustee will not provide legal advice concerning the foreclosure. The Trustee does not provide information concerning the location of the debtors nor concerning the condition of the property. No representation or warranties are made concerning the physical condition of the property or whether there are any environmental or hazardous waste liabilities or problems connected with this property. Any person desiring title information, information concerning the physical condition of the property, information concerning any hazardous waste or environmental issues or other information about the real property being foreclosed must obtain all such information independently. FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICE ACT NOTICE Any information obtained from the debtor will be used for the purpose of collecting the debt. DATED: May 19th, 2012 Craig Sjostrom, Successor Trustee Attorney at Law 1204 Cleveland Ave. Mount Vernon, WA 98273 LEGAL NO. J399167 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. July 25, August 22, 2012. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR SAN JUAN COUNTY In the matter of the estate of: JAMES R. OWENS Deceased. NO. 12-4-05038-2 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 ad-

dress 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: A u g u s t 15, 2012 Personal Representative: D a n a Owens Attorney for Personal Representative: DOUGLAS A. SAAR PO Box 668 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 360-378-2191 LEGAL NO. J412602 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. August 15, 22, 29, 2012. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR ISSUANCE OF TAX-EXEMPT SPECIAL FUND REVENUE BONDS BY THE WASHINGTON HEALTH CARE FACILITIES AUTHORITY The Washington Health Care Facilities Authority (the “Authority”) will hold a public hearing on September 12, 2012, at 9:00 a.m., in its offices located at 410 - 11th Avenue S.E., Suite 201, Olympia, Washington 98504, regarding the proposed issuance by the Authority of one or more series of tax-exempt special fund revenue bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $244,855,000 (the “Bonds”). The proceeds of the Bonds will be loaned to PeaceHealth (the “Corporation”), for itself and for the benefit of its affiliate, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, formerly known as Southwest Washington Medical Center (“Southwest”), each a Washington nonprofit corporation and “501(c)(3) organization” (as defined in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended). The Bonds will provide all or part of the funds necessary (a) to finance or reimburse the Corporation and/or Southwest for the costs of acquiring, constructing, renovating, remodeling and equipping Health Care Facilities (defined below); (b) to refund, on a current basis, and redeem all of the outstanding WASHINGTON HEALTH CARE FACILITIES AUTHORITY REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 1999 (Southwest Washington Medical Center); (c) to refund, on a current basis, and redeem all of the outstanding WASHINGTON HEALTH CARE FACILITIES AUTHORITY VARIABLE RATE REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2008A (Southwest Washington Medical Center); (d) to repay and retire certain taxable indebtedness incurred by the Corporation to refund, on a current basis, and redeem the WASHINGTON HEALTH CARE FACILITIES AUTHORITY VARIABLE RATE REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2008B (Southwest Washington Medical Center), and (e) to pay costs of issuing the Bonds. The facilities to be financed and refinanced with the proceeds of the Bonds consist of real property and improvements (including land, hospital, clinic, and administrative buildings, and parking and other structures) and personal property (including equipment and fixtures) useful for or associated with delivery of inpatient and outpatient health care services or support for such care (“Health Care Facilities”). Such Health Care Facilities are, or will be, located at the following addresses: PeaceIsland Medical Center: 1117 Spring St, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250. St. Joseph Medical Center: 2910 Squalicum Pkwy., Bellingham, Washington 98225; 2950 Squalicum Pkwy., Bellingham, Washington 98225; 2979 Squalicum Pkwy., Bellingham, Washington 98225; 3015 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, Washington 98225; 3217 Squalicum Pkwy., Bellingham,

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 -- 19 Washington 98225; 809 East Chestnut Street, Bellingham, Washington 98225; 4545 Cordata Pkwy., Bellingham, Washington 98226; 4465 Cordata Pkwy., Bellingham, Washington 98226; 1610 Grover St., Lynden, Washington 98264; 710 Birchwood Ave., Bellingham, Washington 98225; and 4280 Meridian St., Bellingham, Washington 98226. St. John Medical Center: 1405 Delaware St., Longview, Washington 98632; 1615 Delaware St., Longview, Washington 98632; 1660 Delaware St., Longview, Washington 98632; 1718 E Kessler Blvd., Longview, Washington 98632; 600 Broadway St., Longview, Washington 98632; 811 17th Ave., Longview, Washington 98632; 822 18th Ave., Longview, Washington 98632; 840 18th Ave., Longview, Washington 98632; 846 18th Ave., Longview, Washington 98632; 852B Commerce Ave., Longview, Washington 98632; 1338 Commerce Ave. #303, Longview, Washington 98632; 812 Ocean Beach Hwy. #200, Longview, Washington 98632; 139 W 1st Ave., Castle Rock, Washington 98611; and 1331 N. Goerig, Woodland, Washington 98674. PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center: 301 S Lieser Road, Vancouver, Washington 98664; 3400 Main St., Vancouver, Washington 98663; 3506 Main St., Vancouver, Washington 98663; 16811 SE McGillivray Blvd, Vancouver, Washington 98663; 200 NE Mother Joseph Place, Vancouver, Washington 98664; 400 NE Mother Joseph Place, Vancouver, Washington 98664; 2112 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, Washington 98661; 8614 E Mill Plain, Vancouver, Washington 98664; 6100 NE 4th Plain Blvd, Vancouver, Washington 98661; 8721 NE 5th Street, Vancouver, Washington 98664; 100 E 33rd Street, Vancouver, Washington 98663; 19120 SE 34th St. Suite 202, Vancouver, Washington 98663; 204 E 35th Street, Vancouver, Washington 98663; 117 E 35th Street, Vancouver, Washington 98663; 602 NE 92nd Ave, Vancouver, Washington 98664; 505 NE 87th Avenue, Vancouver, Washington 98664; 2312 NE 129th Street, Vancouver, Washington 98665; 1115 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver, Washington 98683; and 908 West Main Street, Battle Ground, Washington 98604. The initial owner and operator of all of the Health Care Facilities to be financed and refinanced with proceeds of the Bonds was, or will be, the Corporation and/or Southwest. All interested persons are invited to attend and testify at this hearing, or to submit written comments to the Authority at the above address to be received no later than the time of the hearing. The Authority is committed to providing equal access to individuals with disabilities, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Anyone requiring an accommodation to participate in this hearing or to obtain information subject to this notice should contact the Authority, at least 24 hours prior to the time of the hearing, at (360) 753-6185. LEGAL NO. J415282 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. August 22, 2012


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