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The guardian angels of Orcas An island nonprofit with a whole lot of heart by CALI BAGBY Staff reporter

It all started five years ago with a broken leg that left an islander unable to work throughout the winter. A group of ladies at Country Corner put a donation can next to the checkout and started raising funds. “It seemed that every month there was someone new who was in need,” said Liz Longworth, manager at Country Corner. So along with Jill Blankenship and Lori Gates, she continued answering these calls for help. “We realized that we were good at this and that the people of Orcas needed us to be bigger,” Longworth said. “There it began, our adventure to becoming a legit nonprofit so we could serve the community we love so much.” In 2011, they officially became

a nonprofit and called themselves the Orcas Angels. Blankenship estimates that they have raised $8,000 to $10,000 each year. “We never thought it would get so big, we are just chicks who wanted to help,” Gates said. “It’s been great to see how the community is totally behind us and really supportive.” They have delivered dinner to islanders receiving chemotherapy, provided clothing and shelter to those fallen victim to house fires and built ramps for those who couldn’t get into their own homes. And their good deeds have propelled a whole chain of philanthropy. Prior to becoming a nonprofit, the women held a firewood auction, and the winner donated the wood to the Orcas Community

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Left to right: Liz Longworth, Jill Blankenship and Lori Gates, the founding members of the Orcas Angels. Church, which in turn gave it to multiple families struggling to keep warm. The County Corner gals also joined with the Frontline Call Center, which Blankenship owns, raising nearly $2,000 for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of the San Juan Islands.

The Angels has a board of five people and 10 to 25 volunteers at each event. They often see people they have helped in the past show up to volunteer. “A lot of people have helped to give back and they are proud to do that,” Blankenship said. Despite the fact that all of their

Cimarron and Orcas Recycling to tackle solid waste together by STEVE WEHRLY Journal reporter

When it comes to running a solid waste facility, two may be better than one. Orcas Recycling Services capitalized on a second chance to be part of the solid waste solution by persuading the county council to include it in contract negotiations with Cimarron Trucking for operation of the transfer site. The council has been seeking private operators to provide solid waste collection and disposal services at its facilities on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez after voters in November 2011 rejected a property tax parcel fee to fund the county’s solid waste operations.

Lopez citizens started the ball rolling immediately by proposing to operate the Lopez facility, a proposal approved by the council with the creation of the Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District. The council also approved the Lopez citizens proposal to partially fund the new disposal district’s operations by putting a Lopezonly property tax increase on the November ballot. Some funding would also come from an increase in the solid waste excise tax, which was also discussed in generally favorable tones at the Aug. 21 council meeting. The council in May had directed the Public Works Department to issue a Request for Proposals for waste transfer and self-haul services at the county-owned Orcas Island trans-

fer station. Cimarron Trucking, which presently hauls county trash for landfill disposal by Waste Management, Inc., and Orcas Recycling Services, operators of the Exchange re-use service at the Orcas station, submitted proposals. After a vendor selection process recommended granting the contract to Cimarron, the council reopened the process by asking both parties to respond to additional questions. After reviewing extensive answers from both parties, the council, by a five to one vote on Aug. 21, authorized Public Works Director Frank Mulcahy to negotiate contracts with both Cimarron Trucking and Orcas


board members have families and full-time jobs they find time to hold fundraisers like car washes, yard sales, waffle breakfasts, prime rib dinners and more. “We are people who believe that if you put forth the effort


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Kiwanis announces winner Summer sailing was a success involved with kids. “Kiwanis is beginning a membership drive, and if you are interested in joining a group of dedicated folks who meet once a week, brown bag or buy their lunch, and hear speakers who have the island and community at heart, visit and try us out,” say club members. Kiwanis meets on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m, upstairs at the Homegrown Market.

A winner of the Kiwanis Marble Jar Count Contest has been crowned. Vickie Vandermay, of Olga, guessed the exact number of marbles: 1,009. A check is in the mail. Kiwanis of Orcas wishes to thank all who participated in this fundraiser. The organization uses all the monies collected to support Orcas youth. Recipients include: the Builders Club and Key Club at the school, scholarships, and organizations

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Crew to start in early September Tech challenge for high schools

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Jake Zier, Garett Pietsch, Jay Zier and Max Blackadar training with Bailey Johnson (far left). Orcas Island Rowing starts its fall season on Sept. 8. The program is open to all teens on Orcas who are 13 years or older. OIR is an active rowing club with a boathouse and train on Cascade Lake in Moran State Park. There are two seasons, a fall season starting in September and finishing in November and a spring season starting in February and ending in May. OIR was founded in 1996 by Mike Reid and Dave Roseberry. They boot-strapped their own rowing careers and the club. Organizers say those two guys are still the backbone of the club. OIR has a dedi-

cated set of volunteer coaches lead by head coach Tina Brown. Current parent volunteer coaches are Sam Blackadar, Becky Blackadar, Bob Nutt and Greg Bronn. OIR also has small but active and growing adult rowing program. They encourage experienced rowers and beginners alike to get in touch. For more information, visit, email or phone Martin Taylor at or 376-6935. The first practice is 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the boathouse on Sept. 8. Be prepared for a swim test and three-mile run, and bring all of the necessary forms from the website.

Lopez-based conservation laboratory Kwiáht is challenging high school teachers and their classes throughout San Juan County to devise “reliable, economical” electronic devices to study and monitor the islands’ declining rockfish populations. “Rockfish were an important food resource for islanders for thousands of years,” says Kwiáht director Russel Barsh, “but nearly all rockfish species have been fished out or threatened with extinction in the last 50 years.” Rockfish are difficult and expensive to study because they are scattered and spend their adult lives in very deep water. Relatively little is known about them because a few hours of underwater video observation can cost thousands of dollars. The solution, Barsh suggests, will be compact electronic

packages that rest on the sea floor “like the NASA Mars lander” or are attached to individual living fish. Kwiáht’s biologists and volunteer computer and electronics engineers will be available to discuss rockfish ecology, “burning questions,” data needs, and technical specifications with students from September through Jan. 31, 2013, when designs must be submitted for review. Up to five winning designs will be awarded $600 each to purchase materials for constructing, deploying and testing the devices in Wasp Passage. Additional funds will be available for boat support, SCUBA, and science advisers to install working devices by June 2013. Data-gathering using this sensor array will be entrusted to the county’s high schools, forming a new

countywide “community science” program for youth called Deep Reef Marine Health Observatories. Kwiáht welcomes collaborators both young and old to design and build additional rockfish monitoring capacity, working with island students. This challenge was made possible by a grant from the Charlotte Martin Foundation and donation by Orcas islander Win Rhodes. For info, send an email to

Kings football kicked off season Hearts & Hands: caring for seniors by Betsy Louton Hearts and Hands

Bill and Barbara were married in 1944. Soon thereafter they moved to Hope, Alaska where they homesteaded, farming and selling organic vegetables. In 1962 they came to Orcas Island where they began raising sheep and chickens and farming organically. Those were good days. Barbara remembers, “We used to go dancing, dancing, dancing, – at the Grange, in Eastsound and in Deer Harbor. We loved it! When we did the two step double time, everyone clear the floor and watched.” Many years later, Bill and Barbara found they needed help with tasks they could no longer do. Barbara was having difficulty walking and had fallen. She was often in her recliner chair. Bill too suffered a fall some years ago and injured his spine, which has made walking and maintaining

balance a challenge. When a caring friend contacted Hearts and Hands about their needs, Hearts and Hands found volunteers to visit weekly and help with household chores. Their volunteers also checked to be sure the neighbors had been able to get groceries and do errands for them and filled in when needed. Bill and Barbara were determined to continue living in their home, which they did so in a most graceful manner. In May of this year, Barbara passed peacefully. The caring community of three different Hearts and Hands volunteers and Bill’s many friends and neighbors enable him to continue to live a productive life. Hearts and Hands, an organization financed through fundraising activities of the Senior Center Advisory Committee, works to help seniors and disabled persons maintain independence and quality in their lives. The support we receive

from United Way is critical in ensuring the continuation of this program. United Way and the Senior Center care about our seniors. The service offered by Hearts and Hands volunteers, the spirit of those we help, and support from United Way is a resounding celebration of Orcas community spirit. To support United Way of San Juan County, mail your gift to P.O. Box 3181, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 or online at Mention this story to designate to Hearts and Hands.

The Orcas Kings youth football program kicked off its season last Saturday with a ferry ride to Friday Harbor to face Oak Harbor’s Wildcats. This year, the Kings are playing in the senior North Cascade Youth Football League with a team of 19, mostly eighth graders and a few seventh graders. They are coached by Justin Frausto and assistant coaches Dave Mierau and Roger Sandwith. Saturday’s game started with a touchdown pass on the Kings’ first possession to Jordan Randolph 60 yards

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Power of music at our fingertips

Editor’s note: Last week’s editorial about closure of the school library gave the numbers it takes to run the library: $26,991 for a librarian and $12,903 for a technician. That figure included benefits as well as the salary of those positions. Also, the library first cut its hours in 2008 not 2011, as we incorrectly stated.


he notes ring out, brilliant, beautiful and resounding against the cathedral ceilings. Some sway in rhythm with the music, others sit perfectly still, their eyes closed with emotion. The language is foreign to our ears, but the sentiment is clear: longing, love and peacefulness. Sharon Abreu and Grace McCune stand side by side, their voices mingling in rich and fluid sounds in the “Flower Duet,” a famous piece written for two sopranos. The duet from Léo Delibes’ opera Lakmé was first performed in 1883 and continues to be featured in movies, commercials and in Emmanuel Episcopal Parish last week as part of the Brown Bag Concerts. Despite the song’s commercialization, something sacred was happening in the parish hall. We are given such a gift The final Brown Bag concert every time a musician at Emmanuel is with Susan stands before us, baring their souls and sharing their Osborn, noon, Aug. 29. talents. There is something nourishing about being part of a group of people who are gathering to revel in something so positive. One only needs to check the front pages of any major newspaper to see the horrors of the world: “Norway Killer sentenced to 21 years;” “Refugee numbers swell as fighting in Syria intensifies,” “At least 18 killed in U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan.” The list go on, endless evidence of mankind’s mayhem. Making music may not solve any of the world’s conflicts, but it brings a little more light to fight against the darkness. We would like to give thanks to the many islanders who make music accessible to our community. This summer, the Brown Bag concerts, Music in the Park and the Chamber Music Festival’s outdoor concert not only educated and inspired us with the power of song, they did so at no charge. But we noticed at Abreu’s recent Brown Bag Concert that the donation basket was overfilling with green that will help fund a scholarship for a young Orcas music student each summer. And those donated dollars are evidence of a community that understands the importance of music.

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Keep the Orcas school library open There have been several articles and discussion of the cuts to our public school budget, but virtually nothing has been mentioned about the cut of the entire school library program for the year 2012-13. The school library serves the teachers, staff, K-12 students, and often community members. If our goal is to serve 600 students, then we need to consider their technological and literary necessities. Classrooms have teachers’ book collections, the school has reading teachers, and we have technology in other areas, yet all these resources are brought together and furthered by the open school library. We have worked hard the past four years to make the library as effective as possible with a half-time librarian and one quarter-time tech assistant. We have made progress in bringing in more students to the library, as well as thoroughly serving the staff to further their instructional goals. We have worked with the OASIS programs to provide resources for those students. We have been the home for the reading testing program that most of our students participate in, as well as administrating that program so it may be used to accommodate the desire to quantify our students’ reading development. There is always change happening in the library; to accommodate the needs of the school, as well as the ever-growing needs of our students’ skills in information literacy. Please consider this hole in the school budget and support the reinstatement of the library to our school. Without the library, informational resources are depleted. Students are given little opportunity to choose from a wide and varied collection of fiction and nonfiction, much of which has been purchased with community money. The technology that has been donated to

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the library will go unused if the building is not open. In this time of fast change in our culture, in terms of technology and literary genres, the lack of a school library impedes progress in our students’ learning lives. If it is a goal to make our students life-long learners then library skills are crucial. Without a library in the school, this guidance is lost. Finally, the library provides a safe and secure place for our students to spend time. Without this building open, there is no place for the many students, who find solace in the library, to go. It is the hub of the school, in many ways, and its complete closure will be a loss to students, staff, families and mainly teachers who rely on the resources the library has to provide. If you’d like to make a donation to continue our vital school library, you can make it online at or mail it to: OIEF, PO Box 728, Eastsound, WA 98245. Maria Doss School Librarian

Looking at solutions for library closure A strong Orcas Island School District library operated by professional staff is an important and cost-effective resource for students on the campus. Also, it is clear that OISD is struggling with addressing all of its priorities. The Orcas Island Library is paying close attention to the current crisis at the public school library. For example, our library board is planning discussions among the trustees and with others about how best to contribute to meeting the challenges, including at the upcoming Sept. 11 library board meeting. We recognize that this crisis is part of a larger and longer-term issue

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Free concert was a gift to community We would like to thank Aloysia and Jackie for the wonderful gift to the Orcas community – the fantastic concert on the Village Green! When we were able to move full time to this island 14.5 years ago (we had been part-time many years before that), we were able to fulfill a long-time dream of retiring (in my case, semi-retiring) to Orcas Island! Little did we know that we would also be able enjoy one of our great passions: classical and chamber music! We have been faithful attendees of the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival every year but the first, and every year we wonder how it can get any better. Well, this year’s festival tops the list! Thank you to Aloysia and Jackie for great programming; procuring superior, world renown talent to our island; and for keeping it affordable for retired educators like us! Thank you Valerie and the board for helping to fulfill Aloysia’s vision, and thank you Victoria and Joyce

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Yes to charter amendments The charter has been a good experiment but the adjustments recommended by the Charter Review Committee will make it better. The three amendment proposals deserve the public’s support. Many of us find that only being able to have a voice in the choice of one in six council members under the current charter is far less representative than the proposal to be able to vote for all three council members. Citizens have also found that trying to get things done and dealing with issues by first going through one council member, then five additional council members, then a county administrator is frustrating. Lastly, under the current charter, the county administrator pretty much marches to his own drum. It takes a majority of four council members to adjust the county’s coarse and for the poor citizen, there may be no response at all. Under the three-council member system that 33 of the 39 counties in the state follow, most citizens and county staff find the system works. When the council can meet with their department heads, discuss and establish policy direction and move forward, everyone knows what they are going to be doing and the work gets done. If an administrator is assigned special projects by the council, it extends the ability of the council to respond to the citizens. With a three-member council, no single elected official is in a position to take any action regarding county staff or policy. Any action is subject to a majority vote of the council that reflects the will of the citizens. Our local government belongs to our citizens. The proposed amendments will make it work better. I sincerely hope that SJC voters will vote in favor the the three improvements to our charter as proposed by the charter committee. John Evans Former County Commissioner

No to charter amendments I am urging a no vote on both Propositions 1 and 2 of the Charter Review. We owe a thank you to the review commission members who considered the issues. We owe it to ourselves to vote no on Propositions 1 and 2 Charter Review. I see no benefit in reducing the current six-member council to three members. There will be no cost savings. Under the Open Public Meetings Act, any two of them are a quorum so they can never meet, exchange emails, conference call or even research a problem outside of a public meeting. The county is a $40 million dollar, complex enterprise. The best chances for creative decision-making under these draconian conditions will come from having six brains, six sets of expertise and life experiences tackling the issues. Why pay the same amount of money to get one half the level of input and expertise? The cost of running a county-wide campaign under Prop. 1 is too dear a price to pay. It is estimated it will cost between $30,000 to $50,000 to campaign county-wide. Currently it takes $7,000 to run in a district. That means we now elect our council for a combined campaigning cost of about $42,000. If we pass Prop. 1 we will spend somewhere around $90,000 to $150,000 electing our council. Unless you consider signage an “investment” that money is forever lost to community. Does that make any sense to you? Candidates will not go into personal debt to

finance a $30,000-plus campaign. They naturally will seek outside “support.” If there is one system we all loathe it is one called “the best candidate money can buy.” Passing Prop 1 means we reinvigorate the vested, special interest, political financial support game we have thus far managed to largely avoid. Do you really want to up this ante? Finally, passing Proposition 1 would give disproportionate representation to Lopez. They have fewer people but will end up with one-third of the vote. One vote per major island is a flawed model. Currently we enjoy as close to the one vote per person model as we can get. We are better off for it. Vote no on Proposition 1 and 2 of the Charter Review. Martha Farish Art Lange Vote No on Prop. 1 and 2 Charter Review Committee I supported the changes made by the charter approved by the voters in 2005. Thus, I am distressed that Proposition 2 would eliminate the present position of county administrator, a professional position similar to that of a CEO in a private company, with a real role in the leadership of the county. This position fulfills an important part of the separation of powers concept of governance. The position prevents mismanagement and inappropriate, politically motivated intrusions into operations by the legislative branch. The position of county manager proposed by the Charter Review Committee sounds innocent enough but the differences are sig-

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nificant: the Manager position is more like an administrative assistant. Because of the lack of separation of the administrative and legislative branch a key separation that Proposition 2 seeks to undo the real people in charge would be, like before the charter, the multi-headed council, who as before would meddle giv-

ing conflicting direction to the hired manager causing confusion, stagnation and legal chaos. I choose not to go back to this. The challenges we face in our county are significant. We need the very best and most highly qualified administrator we can find to direct the complicated day-to-day operations of

Guest column

CRC wasted its time by Susan Meister

Observing the machinations of the Charter Review Commission has been instructive. The Home Rule Charter of 2005 was the first to succeed in over twenty years in Washington state with a 65 percent majority of San Juan County voters. Now it is clear that the CRC is hoping 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 same freeholders who were against Home Rule in 2005. Three of those who are championing arguments for the amendments effectively returning the county to the old board of commissioners form of government, were previous members of that board. Even Kevin Ranker has descended from his high post as State Senator to align himself with the arguments to eviscerate 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 taking the government out of the hands of partisan politicians whose meddling in the administrative branch of county government was a disaster for the taxpayers. It too often resulted in unlawful terminations and thousands of dollars in personnel lawsuits. This is the administrative and legal chaos to which the CRC proposes to return. As importantly, through Proposition 1, the CRC proposes returning to the full-time, three-member, at large Commission form of government, resulting in

the county. The only way to ensure that we attract such a competent professional is by keeping the separation of powers and the position of county administrator as set forth in the present charter. Please Vote No on Charter Review Props 1 and 2! Peggy Hoyle Orcas Island

unequal representation of the islands’ communities. No rational explanation for retreating from a one-person, one-vote democracy has been offered. 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 how it has operated. If you don’t like the job your representatives have done, 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. Stand in the voting booth proud to cast a vote for progress. Vote no on Propositions 1 and 2. Susan Meister, a longtime resident of San Juan Island, was a founding principal in the Charter movement. She now lives in San Francisco and Pebble Beach with her husband, Robert Montgomery. 



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reuse,” he said. Mulcahy didn’t think either the budget or the timeline would be adversely affected by including two parties, admitting that multiple vendors would make negotiations “more complex than with one, but I don’t see a problem negotiating with two parties.” Following the meeting, Mulcahy asked Cimarron President Blair Estenson and Orcas Recycling Executive Director Mark DeTray to discuss the division of responsibility and property use between themselves and be ready for negotiations with him, Russ Harvey of public works and Utility Manager Ed Hale as soon as next week. At that informal meeting outside the county council chambers, both Estenson and DeTray expressed confidence that the negotiations would be successful. needs on this island. All it takes is the drive and time to fundraise and a whole lot of heart.” And the ball keeps rolling – like with the Angels’ Tech for Success Program. Last year, four new laptops and printers were awarded

Taco Fiesta The Angels’ Taco Fiesta is on Sept. 7 at the American Legion 5 – 8 p.m.. They will be pre-selling tickets at Country Corner and Islanders’ Bank for $12 or $14 at the door.

County news Sales tax election certified The San Juan County Canvassing Board has certified the results of the Aug. 7 primary. The final tally on the public safety sales tax was 3,064 (52.74 percent) votes in favor and 2,746 (47.26 percent) against. The affirmative vote will increase local sales tax to 8.1 percent on most items. The effective date of the sales tax increase will be Jan. 1, 2013.

Change in recording fees

Fees for recording documents will be changing Sept. 1. During the 2012 legislative session, the state legislature passed legislation that changes the surcharges collected to support programs for homeless persons. For a schedule of updated fees, contact Kira Sable at kiras@ or 378-2161.

Orcas wetland work to begin

Work is scheduled to begin this month on a Wetland Mitigation Project on the Land Bank Stonebridge – Terrill Preserve on Orcas. It will rehabilitate at least 5.29 acres of historically altered and impacted “category II” wetlands. This $172,863 compensatory mitigation project awarded to Island Excavating is the first phase of improvements on Mt. Baker Road. For more info, visit

to students headed to college who could not afford their own computers. To add icing on the cake, the computers were installed with programs to aid students in their chosen career path. The Angels have also joined forces with the Girl Scouts this year and walked beside them in the July 4 parade. “We want to help teach them to support the community,” Longworth said. “We should all take care of each other and that’s what we are trying to pass along to people – even to kids, they are the future of Orcas

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many on Orcas as a high school basketball player and a class co-valedictorian. He went on to graduate from Whitman College with a B.A. in Psychology in 2001. He spent two years in the AmeriCorps Athletes in Service program in St. Petersburg, Fla. where he met his wonderful wife, Cari Carter Rutledge. He then earned a masters degree in education from Cal Berkeley and was employed at Bryant University in Rhode Island as an assistant director of Student Services. He never lost his dedication to athletics, running marathons and continuing to guide student athletes. Peter is survived by his wife Cari, his two boys Tysen, age two, and Luke, nine months; along with his beloved sister, Laine, and parents Kathi and Rocky. He was an old soul, and we are sorry that he had to leave us so soon but are better people for having known him. A celebration of his life will be held on Orcas on Sept. 8 at noon on the Episcopal Church grounds. It will be an informal potluck where we can all gather, remember and rejoice in the memories that we share of him. Please join us.

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Peter Rutledge, a 1998 graduate of Orcas High School passed over on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. As many islanders know, Peter had an inoperable brain tumor that was treated with radiation. In December of 2011, three weeks after his second son was born, the brain tumor hemorrhaged and Peter survived with stroke symptoms that disabled his right side and left him with memory loss and extreme fatigue. He fought through, from December to August, going to rehabilitation three days a week. He was able to walk with a cane, use his right hand slightly, and was constantly present with humor and love. He died at home, surrounded by family. Peter is remembered by

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Crossroads lectures delve into tough subjects by CALI BAGBY Staff reporter

Last year, Hedrick Smith wrote the final chapters of “Who Stole the American Dream? Can we get it

back?” while living on Orcas Island. The year before, he was in Seattle conducting interviews, trying to understand what and who drove Washington Mutual into

the largest bank failure in U.S. history. “I was stunned to discover how much more I learned about what I thought I knew,” Smith said. “I have

tried to share those discoveries in this book, explaining how much deeper I got into the true story by talking to people high and low all over the country, reading scores of books and reports and studies, doing investigative reporting of banks like Washington Mutual or how Walmart operates in China, and how Costco is able to pay much better salaries and health benefits to its employees than Walmart.” The author will share information from his book and more at his lecture “The Dream At Risk,” Saturday, Sept. 22, 5 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall. Smith is a Pulitzer Prize winner, former reporter for The New York Times and PBS producer. The talk is part of the Crossroads Lecture Series, which brings speakers to Orcas Island to share their expertise. The lecture will cover how America moved from an era of middle class prosperity and power, effective bipartisanship and grass roots activism to today’s polarized gridlock, unequal democracy and unequal economy that has unrav-

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eled the American Dream for millions of middle class families. “Millions of Americans have lost out on the American dream of a good steady job, home of your own, health and retirement benefits and the expectation that your children will have a better life,” Smith said. “The news on home ownership and retirement is devastating. The unemployment figures are well known: 27 million Americans either without jobs or working temp jobs or part-time, wanting full-time work, or having dropped out of the job market because they see no hope. And polls show that most parents expect their children to be worse off than they are.” Smith said he was fortunate to come out of college, graduate school and the U.S. Air Force in 1959, “when jobs were plentiful, a degree was a ticket to a good, steady job, when people’s living standards were rising, and employers paid good health and retirement benefits.” What troubles him now is that millions of other Americans do not have the same opportunities of his generation. “Largely through no fault of their own, but because our economic system, our business ethos, our values, our sense of fairness, and our political system have all changed so drastically since

my early years in the work world,” Smith said.

Other fall lectures Dr. Thomas McCormick’s lecture “Is Health Care a Right?” is on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2 p.m. at Orcas Center. The lecture explores the question of whether health care is a right or a privilege and explores philosophical concepts of “rights” and “duties” and ethical principles that create a “just society.” Daniel Kammen’s lecture “Energizing the LowCarbon Future” on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m., Orcas Center, will explore innovations in and barriers to building renewable energy systems worldwide, from villages to large regional economies, focusing on tools already available and others needed to battle for a sustainable planet. On Sunday, Nov. 4, 2 p.m., Orcas Center, Claudia Kawas’ talk “Lessons from the Oldest Old: the 90+ Study” looks into these questions: What makes people live to age 90 and beyond? What types of food, activities or lifestyles are associated with living longer? Tickets to the lectures are $10 at Darvill’s Bookstore or at the door. Tickets for all four lectures are $35. Visit www.orcascrossroads. org for more information.

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n a galaxy, far far away a group of women dripping in jewels and charm, dance and entertain their way across the universe. Now the ladies are landing back on Orcas – one year after their first stopover – with their signature style of burlesque. “I brought the show back because it was a huge hit last time,” said organizer Jared Lovejoy. “We had people from every generation there and they all seemed really thrilled to see something new come to Orcas. I must have been stopped a hundred times on the street after that show by people thanking me for bringing something so fun, cool and unusual to Orcas.” “The Galaxy of Burlesque” will be shown on Orcas Center’s main stage on Saturday, Sept. 1 at two times: 6:45 and 10 p.m. Doors will open at 6 and 9:30 p.m. for bites provided by The Kitchen and a no host bar. Nibbles are included in the $26 ticket price. The event is presented by Lovejoy & Co, the LaRue Group, The Outlook Inn and The Kitchen. Tickets are available online at http://www. as well as Smith and Speed Mercantile, The Outlook Inn and The Kitchen. “We’re doing two shows because when the last one sold out a lot of people didn’t get to see it,” Lovejoy said.


ostess for the evening is Miss Indigo Blue, who was named “Miss Exotic World 2011.” She will be joined by The Atomic Bombshells, featuring Kitten LaRue, Ruby Mimosa and the mysterious and beautiful Lily Verlaine. Also on stage will be Dance Belt USA, featuring Inga Ingenue (Miss Viva Las Vegas 2011), Boylesque superstar Waxie Moon, and Lou Henry Hoover. “The artists had the best time as well. They LOVED the Orcas Island audience and they loved the Orcas Center so they were thrilled to be asked back,” Lovejoy said. LaRue says she was inspired to become a burlesque dancer after being raised on MGM musicals. “The vintage glamour of burlesque is what initially drew me to it,” she said. “I got my start in New Orleans, which has a long and fabulous history of burlesque stars and shows, so I was excited to become part of that tradition.” Costumes, comedy and professional dancing play a huge role in the performances. “I was drawn to Burlesque by the opportunity to mix my comic, erotic, and witty ideas with my dance and theatre skills … it has been a life-changing experience,” Indigo Blue said. “Burlesque appeals to all people who enjoy poking gentle fun at our ideas about archetypes and sexuality. It particularly appeals to women because it is primarily a female art form, where women conceptualize, craft, and execute their solo and group performance art visions on stage with great confidence and joy.” LaRue says a common misconception about the art form is that “it’s all about the stripping.” While taking off their clothing certainly is an element of the show, she points out that theatre, comedy, dance and showmanship are just as prevalent. Burlesque has had a recent revival for men and women alike. “I think generally people are excited to see this sort of old-fashioned spectacle of a performance that is sexy in a glamorous, tongue-incheek way,” LaRue said. “I love that women come away from our shows saying ‘I would LOVE to do that!’ It ‘strips’ away the preconception that a sexual or sensual art form is inherently exploitative. Burlesque is fun and powerful.”

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Wooden Boat Rendezvous The Wooden Boat Society of the San Juan Islands is holding the 11th Annual Wooden Boat Rendezvous on Sept. 3 to 5 in Deer Harbor. All wooden boats are welcome: oar, power and sail. Wooden boats of all sizes attend the rendezvous, from rowboats to motor launches, and daysailers to historic tall ships. Most of the boats moor at the Deer Harbor Marina, and are available for public viewing throughout the two-day gathering.

Monday, Sept. 3 Boats arrive on Monday, Sept. 3 with a potluck on the dock that evening.

Tuesday, Sept. 4 Sailing regatta: breakfast is held at the Deer Harbor Inn at 8 a.m., followed by a meeting for race participants at 9 a.m. The regatta will begin in the late morning, wind permitting, and will take boats through the scenic islands and challenging currents of Wasp Passage.


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There will be a paddling and rowing race late Tuesday afternoon, following the sailboat regatta. Everyone is welcome at the evening barbecue. The menu includes locally caught salmon, local organic produce and homebrew beer.

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at Agave Restaurant, 6 to 8 p.m., a mix of swing, jazz standards, hoe-down, and more.


Featuring Susan Osborn, noon, Emmanuel Episcopal Parish. Global Warming TALK: With Cliff Mass, Orcas Center Madrona Room, free, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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Thurs., Aug. 30

A new event this year is a sailing dinghy race, held Wednesday morning. Most boats heading on to Port Townsend depart during the day. If you have questions, or would like to volunteer, call the Deer Harbor BoatWorks: 376-4056.


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Sept. 3 to 5 wooden boat rendezvous:

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Thurs. – ongoing

The public is invited to meet Dr. Douglas Brewer, new Director of the Orcas Historical Museum, 4-6 p.m. Free admission to the museum during the event.

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Parish Hall, 5:30 p.m. Orcas Meet-up Group: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Waterfront Park on Main Street. STORYTIME: For kids, 10-10:30 a.m., Orcas Library.

Sat., Sept. 1 two shows 6:45 p.m. and 10 p.m, $26 ticket price includes nibbles, tickets are online at www. brownpapertickets. com/event/257878 as well as Smith and Speed Mercantile, The Outlook Inn and The Kitchen.

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‘Back to Basics,’ Orcas Community Church, noon to 1 p.m. ‘As Bill Sees It,’ 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Emmanuel Parish Hall. LGBT and F, 7 to 8 p.m., Emmanuel Parish Hall.

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The public is invited to meet Dr. Douglas Brewer (pictured above), who is new Director of the Orcas Historical Museum, on Thursday, Aug. 30, 4-6 p.m. There will be free admission to the museum during the event.

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Monday, 6 p.m. potluck, presentation 6:30-8:30 p.m., Children’s House. AL-ANON: Old Emmanuel Parish Hall, 7 p.m. DUPLICATE BRIDGE:

Mondays, 6:45 p.m. at the Longhouse.

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Women’s meeting from 5:50 to 6:30 p.m., men’s meeting 7-8 p.m., Emmanuel Hall. Kiwanis Club: 12:30 p.m., upstairs at Orcas Homegrown. Different speaker each week. Food bank: 12:30 to 2 p.m., next to Community Church. Also Thursdays, 5:30-6:30. CAMERA CLUB: First Tuesday of the month, Orcas Senior Center, 7 to 9 p.m.

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Orcas sailor wins race

Organizers say the 42nd Shaw Island Classic was “a race to remember.” The weather on Aug. 11 was near perfect with the temperatures in the low 70s and a breeze out of the North. The event was hosted by the San Juan Island Yacht Club. Fifty-five boats were on the line, which unlike previous years saw good wind and two clean starts. The Shaw Island Classic is unique in that boats can choose to circumnavigate Shaw Island in either direction. Slower divisions were over the line at noon followed by the faster divisions at 12:15 p.m. The fleet split in search of the right combination of wind and current, with boats making good headway in both directions. It is estimated that 40 percent chose the clockwise direction. The counterclockwise boats made good progress until they reached Upright Channel, at which time the winds got light and stalled the turn at Hankin Point. The clockwise boats made good progress until they reached the always troublesome Wasp Passage.

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Art and photos celebrate OPAL

Bill Waxman photo “Ekono Juan” on its way to the finish line.

The clockwise boats appeared to have made the better choice as “Blue Steel,” a F32R multihull captained by Nigel Oswald, was the first boat to cross the finish line at 3:32 p.m. and about 10 clockwise boats finished before the first counterclockwise boat was sighted by the race committee. “Ekono Juan,” a San Juan 24 and perennial favorite skippered by Orcas Islander Ryan Forbes, was awarded first place overall on a corrected time of 4.05 hours. “Blue Steel” captured fasted elapsed time in 3.29 hours. All results were based on finish times with the exception of Cruising Class B and C, where the awards were based on midcourse times.

Encaustic paintings by Orcas artist Marilee Whitehouse Holm and 77 photographic images of the people and neighborhoods of OPAL Community Land Trust will be on display at Orcas Center during September. The exhibition, presented by the Visual Arts Committee of Orcas Center, will open on Friday, Sept. 7 with a reception from 5:30

to 7 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a nohost wine bar. The exhibition runs through Oct. 2. The OPAL exhibit, which will hang in six eight-foot sections in the Madrona Room, uses photos and words to illustrate how OPAL’s permanently affordable housing has influenced island life over the past 23 years. Images capture the

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can be differentiated by looking at the abdomens on the crabs’ underside. The female crab’s abdomen is much broader as it is where the female holds her millions of eggs. Measure crab properly: Use a caliper, available at most gear or bait shops. The crab is measured on the inside of the last set of points, or tips. Taking a female or small male crab is illegal. Use escape (rot) cord: A large percentage of recovered crab pots are not equipped with escape cord. Biodegradable cord (cotton, jute, sisal, yarn or hemp) “rots” in two to three months, preventing 30 legal size crabs a year from perishing in your pot. The dead and dying crab become bait for more crab, continuing the cycle until

the pot degrades. Weight your lines: Weighted lines sink rather than floating on the surface of the water. A passing boat will not see a floating line and can cut it as it passes over. You can either buy leaded line or purchase weights and attach those to your line. It doesn’t hurt to also weight your pot, especially if you are crabbing in areas with strong currents. Check the water depth: Before you toss your pots over the side of the boat or dock, check the water depth with a chart or depth finder. Use more line: Use a line that is one-third longer than the water depth in which you are crabbing. This will ensure that you won’t lose your pot due to deep water, high tides or strong currents that pull the

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Golf classic is on the way An Orcas summer tradition is fast approaching. The 18th Annual Orcas

Center Golf Classic on Sept. 8 will offer both islanders and visitors alike a full day

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Market, Islanders Bank, the Lower Tavern, and Orcas Island Golf Course. All net proceeds go towards Orcas Center programming. This year, in response to feedback from Orcas Center

Golf Classic devotees, they are returning to the original tournament scramble format. Enjoy 18 holes of golf, starting with a continental breakfast, continuing with a brown bag lunch on the turn, and ending with the popular Burgers and Brew – brought to you by the Lower Tavern – and an awards ceremony on the deck.

Day’s schedule 9:30 a.m. – Registration and continental breakfast 10: a.m. – Tee-off for scramble 12:30 p.m. – Bag lunch on the turn

4 p.m. – Burgers and Brew on the deck with awards ceremony. Participation in the tournament is $75 and includes golf, all meals, and the awards reception. If you are a student player and would like to join a team, sponsorships are available to cover the cost. Those who are interested in raising funds for Orcas Center can also do so by sponsoring a hole for $300 and/or sponsoring a student player for $150. For more info and to register and/or sign up as a sponsor call, 376-2281 ext. 4 or visit www.orcascenter. org.

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SUNNY RAMBLER, 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath. Additional office. Recently remodeled. Washer, dryer included. Woodstove in living room. New energy saving heat pump installed. $895 month. More info at or call (360)378-8637




CUSTOM BUILT Home on 5 Acres. 2 or 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath, 4 Miles from Town. Available August 15th. Shown by Appointment. $1,500 per month, 12 month lease, First, Last, Deposit Required. More Information can be Found at Website:


3 BR home, Eastsound. $1300 per mo 1 BR home with loft, outside Eastsound. $675 per mo 2 BR Eastsound condo. $850 per mo Two 3 BR Eastsound apts. Most utilities incl. $1030 per mo. Cherie L. Lindholm Real Estate 360-376-2204 Orcas Island Get the ball rolling... Call 800-388-2527 today.



DOWNTOWN STUDIO, full kitchen and bath. Fenced entry area. Walking distance to all town amenities. $545 month, first, last, deposit. For more information, go to or call (360)378-8637


YEAR ROUND sunny cottage on 20 acres. Clean, charming, warm and peaceful. 1 bedroom, kitchen, large bath/ washing room. 2.5 miles to Eastsound. Above average rental at this price. $750 month. First, last, deposit. No smoking. (360)376-9020

Also by contacting Tori: Cell 360-317-7685 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath trailer near library. Like new carpet. Washer/ dryer, dishwasher. $725 plus utilities. Call: 360-317-6004

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SUNNY 2+ Bedroom, 1.5 bath home. Power and garbage included. $795 month, first, last and deposit. More info at or call (360)378-8637.

RESIDENTIALS FOR RENT: ORCAS ISLAND Available October 1st. 3 BR 1.75 BA home on 2.8 private acres. Horse stable, riding ring, chicken barn and deer fenced garden. Pets okay. Wood, propane, electric heat. No smoking D/W, W/D $1650 Large Sunny 2 BR, 2BA plus family room manufactured home in Eastsound. Large fenced lot with raised beds and fruit trees. No smoking. W/D, D/W. No pets. Propane and electric heat. $1000. Spacious 4 BR, 2 Bath home in the Highlands. Separate dining room with built-in breakfast nook. Propane range. Large living room with wood stove. Fenced yard with stone patio No smoking. W/D. F/L/S $1400. Sunny Acreage near Buck Bay with cute, furnished Park Model trailer. 1 bedroom w/ sleeping loft. Beach access. F/L/S. $750. Call Helene Picone (360) 376-8000 or email

FURNISHED 1 BR Cottage. Cozy, quiet and private in Orcas Landing area! Internet, washer, dryer included. No smoking. No pets. Water/ electric included. $550 month. 360-3766725.




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In Town Upstairs, 2bedroom/2bath apt, wood floors, private setting with balcony. W/D, F/L/S, N/S, N/P. $950 Quiet Neighborhood – Comfortable and freshly painted 2 BR, 2 BA home with wood floors, wood stove, nice deck. D/W, W/D, N/S, pets negot w/dep, F/L/S $850 Beautiful Country Setting - Spacious 3 BR 2.5 BA home with wrapped deck sits on 8 quiet acres. Wood floors, large kitchen and laundry area, jetted tub, W/D, D/W. Nice yard, pond, storage area for outdoor equipment. N/P, F/L/S $1075 Roche Harbor - Two bedroom, 3/4 bath home with nice big yard and deck. Large separate dining room and walk-in closet in master bedroom. W/D, N/S, N/P, F/L/S $750 In Town Condo – One BR, 1 BA in convenient location with access to in-season pool, workout room, laundry facilities. N/S, pets neg, F/L/S $550 In Town – 3 BR, 2 BA home with wood stove, 1-car garage, W/D, D/W and large deck. N/S, F/L/S $1000 Call Susan Barkshire (360) 378-8600 or email

38 Orion Road 360-376-5479 TDD: 711

Orcas Island

STUDIO APARTMENT For Rent. Year Round Rental. Private Deck. Near Rosario. $550 A Month plus Shared Utilities. Call Chuck at 360-708-2361, leave message. Commercial Rentals Office/Commercial Eastsound

*Prime, In-Town* Office/Retail $300 per month 216 SF, Parking Great Terms Excellent Location!

(360) 622-6003


Second floor office for lease; 250 sq.ft. $300 per month includes utilities. Call Children’s House 360-376-4744.


LOCAL PRIVATE INVESTOR loans money on real estate equity. I loan on houses, raw land, commercial property and property development. Call Eric at (800) 563-3005.


General Financial

CREDIT CARD DEBT? LEGALLY HAVE IT REMOVED! Need a Minimum $7,000 in debt to qualify. Utilize Consumer Protection Attorneys. Call now 1-866-652-7630 for help. SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. WIN or Pay Nothing! Start Your Application In Under 60 Seconds. Call Today! Contact Disability Group, Inc. Licensed Attorneys & BBB Accredited. Call 877-865-0180 Announcements

_ ADOPT _ Adoring, athletic, musical professionals (stay home mom) await precious baby. Expenses paid. David & Robyn. 1-800-4107542 ADOPTION: Adoring, athletic, music professionals (stay home mom) await precious baby. Expenses paid. David & Robyn 1-800-4107542 3ELLüITüFORüFREEüINüTHEü&,%! THEFLEA SOUNDPUBLISHINGCOM Advertise your product or service nationwide or by region in up to 12 million households in North America’s best suburbs! Place your classified ad in over 815 suburban newspapers just like this one. Call Classified Avenue at 888-486-2466 or go to ANNOUNCE your festival for only pennies. Four weeks to 2.7 million readers statewide for about $1,200. Call this newspaper or 1 (206) 634-3838 for more details.


Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 • The Islands’ Sounder Announcements

The Classified Department WILL BE CLOSED for the Labor Day Holiday. Deadlines will change as follows:

DEADLINE FOR THE 9/5/12 EDITION will be FRIDAY, 8/31 AT 2 PM. Please call 800-388-2527 or email classified@sound Found

FOUND CAMERA: Digital camera found in Friday Harbor at Hillcrest Park. Call Chuck at 360378-4151 ref 12-005295 to describe and claim. FOUND CAMERA: Digital camera found in Friday Harbor at Hillcrest Park. Call Chuck at 360378-4151 ref 12-005295 to describe and claim. Employment General

Deer Harbor Marina is accepting applications for all Seasonal staff positions

Dockstore, Gift Shop and Dock Positions

Full and/or part time. Must be 18 years or older and have a good work ethic, and work well with others. Please email resume to Please include the job you are applying for or stop by Deer Harbor Marina in person.

Employment General

ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT The Journal of The San Juans’ in beautiful Friday Harbor, WA seeks an enthusiastic, motivated Advertising Sales Representative to sell advertising to our island clients. The successful candidate must be dependable, detail-oriented and possess exceptional customer service skills. Previous sales experience required and media sales a plus! Reliable insured transportation and good driving record required. We offer base salary plus commissions, excellent health benefits, 401K and a great work environment with opportunity to advance. EOE. Please send resume with cover letter in PDF or Text format to or mail to: HR/JSJADSALES Sound Publishing, Inc. 19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite 106 Poulsbo, WA 98370

San Juan County is seeking a

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Prefer a master’s degree in urban or regional planning, with 5 years government planning experience or equivalent. For more information and application, visit or call Human Resources at (360)370-7402. Screening begins 9/5/12. EOE



Employment General

CREATIVE ARTIST The North Kitsap Herald, a weekly community newspaper located on the Kitsap Peninsula in Poulsbo, WA, has an immediate opening for a full-time Creative Artist. Duties include performing ad and spec design, designing promotional materials, providing excellent customer service to the sales staff and clients. Requires excellent communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast paced deadlineoriented environment. Experience in Adobe Creative Suite 2: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat is also required. Newspaper or other media experience is preferred. Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Requires flexibility. We offer a great work environment, health benefits, 401k, paid holidays, vacation and sick time. EOE. Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, and a few samples of your work to: or mail to: CANKH/HR Sound Publishing, Inc. 19351 8th Ave NE, Suite 106, Poulsbo, WA 98370 Find what you need 24 hours a day.


Year Round Position Available on Orcas Island, WA. for an Experienced Sawyer/Logger/ General Maintenance. For more info call Westsound Lumber Co. (360)376-4721 Page 13

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REPORTER Reporter sought for staff opening with the Peninsula Daily News, a sixday newspaper on Washington’s beautiful North Olympic Peninsula that includes the cities of Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend and Forks (yes, the “Twilight� Forks, but no vampires or werewolves). Bring your experience from a weekly or small daily -from the first day, you’ll be able to show off the writing and photography skills you’ve already acquired while sharpening your talent with the help of veteran newsroom leaders. This is a general assignment reporting position in our Port Angeles office in which being a self-starter must be demonstrated through professional experience. Port Angeles-based Peninsula Daily News, circulation 16,000 daily and 15,000 Sunday (plus a website getting up to one million hits a month), publishes separate editions for Clallam and Jefferson counties. Check out the PDN at w w w. p e n i n s u l a d a i l y and the beauty and recreational opportunities at In-person visit and tryout are required, so Washington/Northwest applicants given preference. Send cover letter, resume and five best writing and photography clips to Leah Leach, managing editor/news, P.O. Box 1330, 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA 98362, or email

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The Bainbridge Island Review, a weekly community newspaper located in western Washington state, is accepting applications for a parttime general assignment Reporter. The ideal candidate will have solid reporting and writing skills, have up-to-date knowledge of the AP Stylebook, be able to shoot photos and video, be able to use InDesign, and contribute to staff blogs and Web updates. We offer vacation and sick leave, and paid holidays. If you have a passion for community news reporting and a desire to work in an ambitious, dynamic newsroom, we want to hear from you. E.O.E. Email your resume, cover letter and up to 5 non-returnable writing, photo and video samples to Or mail to BIRREP/HR Dept., Sound Publishing, 19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite 106, Poulsbo, WA 98370.

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Are you creative and thrive on success? • Do you like to have fun? • Do you enjoy working with people? • Do you want to stop working weekends and holidays? • Are you self motivated? Good at sales? • Would you like to earn $40,000 or more per year? • Do you want benefits that include medical, dental, life insurance and 401k? If your answer is yes, we want to talk with you! The San Juan News Group is the island leader in all media in the San Juan Islands. Our team of professional sales people help local businesses increase their sales using the web and print. Join our dynamic team of sales professionals! Visit our office at640 Mullis Street, West Wing, in Friday Harbor, and ask to speak to our Publisher, or email your resume to We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Treasure Hunting? Check out our Recycle ads before someone else ďŹ nds your riches. 2EACHĂĽTHOUSANDSĂĽOFĂĽ READERSĂĽWITHĂĽONEĂĽCALLĂĽ    ĂĽ

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Schools & Training

AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualifiedHousing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783Â ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 800-488-0386


Employment Transportation/Drivers

DRIVERS --Annual Salary $45K to $60K. $0.01 increase per mile after 6 months. Quarterly Bonuses. CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. 800-414-9569 DRIVERS -- Inexperienced/Experienced. Unbeatable career Opportunities. Trainee. Company Driver. Lease Operator. Lease Trainers. (877) 369-7105 w w w. c e n t r a l d r i v i n g HANEY TRUCK Line pays all miles! Paid dock bumps, 401K (with match), bonus programs, paid vacation!CDL-A, hazmat, doubles required. Call now 1-888-414-4467. Business Opportunities

Make Up To $2,000.00+ Per Week! New Credit Card Ready Drink-Snack Vending Machines. Minimum $4K to $40K+ Investment Required. Locations Available. BBB Accredited Business. (800) 962-9189

ATTEND COLLEGE online from home. *Medical *Business *Criminal Justice. *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 8 6 6 - 4 8 3 - 4 4 2 9 . NATIONALLY ACCREDITED live Online Instructor Led Programs at Medical and Non-Medical Transcription, Physician-Based Billing & Coding, Hospital-Based Coding. Lifetime Job Placement Assistance. 888-502-1878 Professional Services Legal Services

DIVORCE $135. $165 with children. No court appearances. Complete preparation. Includes custody, support, property division and bills. BBB member. (503) 772-5295. www.paralegalalter Get the ball rolling... Call 800-388-2527 today.






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Commercial/Residential Kitchen, Countertops, Vanities, Fireplaces Fabrication & Installation Showers, Floors, Mudpan Lic.~ Bonded ~ Insured Call Urbano at:

SHARI`S BERRIES - Order Mouthwatering Gifts for any occasion! 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed. Hand-dipped berries from $19.99 plus s/h. SAVE 20 percent on qualifying gifts over $29! Visit or Call 1888-851-3847

Gold and Silver Can Protect Your Hard Earned Dollars Learn how by calling Freedom Gold Group for your free educational guide. 877-7143574

Heavy Equipment


GREAT BUSINESS Opportunity! Newtech 5 inch “K” Line Gutter Machine in Haulmark (Grizzly) 2 Ton, 8’x14’ Trailer. Gutter Machine never exposed to the weather. In Great Condition and includes Additional Spool/ Frame, Gutter Stands and Misc Gutter Tools. $8,000 OBO. Call Nate at 360-6263520 or text 360-6263187 or email:

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Dish Network lowest nationwide price $19.99 a month. FREE HBO/Cinemax/Starz FREE Blockbuster. FREE HD-DVR and install. Next day install 1-800-375-0784 DISH Network. Starting at $19.99/month PLUS 30 Premium Movie Channels FREE for 3 Months! SAVE! & Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL - 877-9921237 SAVE on Cable TV-Internet-Digital Phone. Packages start at $89.99/mo (for 12 months.) Options from ALL major service providers. Call Acceller today to learn more! CALL 1-877-736-7087 Farm Fencing & Equipment

DIESEL TRACTOR “Fordson Dexta” with 5’ Dutchman Mower. Bushhog type. Good tires, new battery, remanufactured starter and repaired wiring. Operator manuals. Economic operation. $2,900 obo. Coupeville, Whidbey Island. Call 360-678-6651, 360-969-3223. Photos available. Firewood, Fuel & Stoves

FIREWOOD: 14” Split, Seasoned Fir, Pine or Alder. From $39 for 1/4 Cord Picked Up. (360)376-2719 Flea Market

MINN KOTA electric Maximum model, 40 pounds variable thrust, 36” shaft. Little use. $90. 360-376-3128. Food & Farmer’s Market

LOCAL ALL NATURAL ANGUS BEEF $4/lbs hanging weight.

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MANTIS Deluxe Tiller. NEW! FastStart engine. Ships FREE. One-Year Money-Back Guarantee when you buy DIRECT. Call for the DVD and FREE Good Soil book! 866-969-1041

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ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a FREE Talking Meter and diabetic testing supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 888-903-6658 Attention Joint & Muscle Pain Sufferers: Clinically proven all-natural supplement helps reduce pain and enhance mobility. Call 888-474-8936 to try Hydraflexin RISKFREE for 90 days. ATTENTION SLEEP APNEA SUFFERERS with Medicare. Get FREE CPAP Replacement Supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 866993-5043 Buy Gold & Silver Coins - 1 percent over dealer cost For a limited time, Park Avenue Numismatics is selling Silver and Gold American Eagle Coins at 1 percent over dealer cost. 1-877-5455402 Canada Drug Center is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90 percent on all your medication needs. Call Today 888-4599961 for $25.00 off your first prescription and free shipping Diabetes/Cholesterol/ Weight Loss Bergamonte, a Natural Product for Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and weight. Physician recommended, backed by Human Clinical Studies with amazing results. Call today and save 15% off your first bottle! 888-470-5390


2 AQHA HORSES, started with 90 days pro training. Gentle and ready to progress. Both are 2 years old. One mare and one gelding. Partner up! Great project horses and terrific Western Pleasure, Gaming, Trail Potential. UTD on Shots, Worming, Hooves. Clip, Bathe, Trailer, Stand for Farrier. Stanwood location. $2000 each. A Deal! 206-465-8748.

Orcas Island

HARRIS ESTATE, 112 Alderbrook Lane, Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and 2nd, 10am to 2pm. Follow signs past Doe Bay.


MULTI FAMILY Garage Sale! Tools, furniture, unusual items & more! Saturday, September 1st from 10am- 3pm at 3341 Deer Harbor Road.

wheels Marine Power


AKC GREAT DANE Puppies. Now offering Full-Euro’s, Half-Euro’s & Standard Great Danes. Males & females. Every color but Fawns, $500 & up. Health guarantee. Licensed since 2002. Dreyersdanes is Oregon state’s largest breeder of Great Danes. Also; selling Standard Poodles. Call 503-556-4190. Find what you need 24 hours a day.

23’ CUSTOM Salmon Catcher. New 200 hp Mercruiser Engine and Alpha One outdrive. 2 Scotty electric downriggers, Garmin GPS/ Fishfinder, aft steering, VHF/ CB/ Stereo, all fishing gear, galvanized tandem axle trailer, new power winch. $16,500. 206463-2839 Vashon Get the ball rolling... Call 800-388-2527 today.


MOVING SALE. Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and 2nd, 9am to 2pm, 141 Chinook Trail, off Tomihi Road. Look for signs! Tools, Furniture, Freezers, Lots of Household Items. Everything Must Go!

20’ BAYLINER TROPHY 1994. Includes 1994 Escort Trailer, Mariner 150 HP motor & 9.9 HP Mariner motor. Sleeps 3- 4 in cabin with center table. Stored since 2005. Includes depth finder, ladder, table & porta potty. Good condition! $9,500 or consider best offer. Coupeville, Whidbey Island. Call 360-678-3945. 21’ REINELL Fishing Boat, totally rebuilt 4.3L motor, fish finder, trim tabs. $8,300. 253229-4115 Get the ball rolling... Call 800-388-2527 today.

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Garage/Moving Sales San Juan County


BENGAL KITTENS, Gorgeously Rosetted! Consider a bit of the “Wild” for your home. Like adventure? This may be the pet for you! then click on “Kittens” to see what’s available with pricing starting at $900. Championship Breeder, TICA Outstanding Cattery, TIBCS Breeder of Distinction. Shots, Health Guarantee. Teresa, 206-422-4370. Find your perfect pet in the Classifieds.

Marine Power

LOADED 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T. Barely driven; 17,700 miles. Perfect Black exterior with Dark Gray interior. Dealer maintained. CARFAX available. AC, CD, MP3, Nav System, Bluetooth. 5.7L Hemi V8. Only asking $27,800 ($1,500 below KBB). Ready to SELL TODAY. Call Greg: 843412-7349. South Whidbey. SOLD IT? FOUND IT? Let us know by calling 1-800-388-2527 so we can cancel your ad. Automobiles Hyundai

RARE 24’ OFFSHORE I/O with cuddy. 1988 hull, great shape! 2003 Mercruiser Horizon 6.2 HP?, 320 HP Bravo 3 drive. 16 GPH at 30- 35 knots. Top end 45 knots. Radar and GPS. Hardtop. Was kept indoors in Anacortes, now on Vashon. Fired up on first crank this spring. Longshaft kicker won’t start (at the moment). Needs a cleaning, but it’s a beast! Switching to more open, summer family boat (deckboat, etc). 206-427-9651.

2009 HYUNDAI SONATA LIMITED. Only 37,150 miles! Original owner. Non-smoker. Always garaged. Immaculate condition. This Limited has every feature & option available except GPS. It is a roomy, comfor table,fuel-efficient, highly - rated car. The 5 year/60,000 mile warranty transfers to the new owner (including road side assistance). $14,900. 360-679-2630. Miscellaneous Autos

Pickup Trucks Ford

Tents & Travel Trailers

2000 FORD F-250 extended cab with short bed. 93,500 miles, V-10 6.8L, AT, 4WD Lariat. Many options. Remote start, alarm system, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, power/leather seats, cruise control, power steering, sliding rear window, rear air bag, tow package, sprayed bed liner. New price; $8,950. (206)567-4222 Vashon

26’ KODIAK 2005 travel trailer w/ slideout with topper, walk around queen size bed, A/C, forced air heat, microwave, refrig/freezer, small tub/shower with skylight, patio awning and 4 window awnings, sleeps 6. Still like new. Also includes a brand new Auqua-Shed RV cover. $14,995. Located in Oak Harbor. Call: (360)682-6003

Vans & Minivans Nissan

1999 NISSAN QUEST GLE. Top of line! Red with grey leather upholstery. A/C, sun roof & 110,123 miles. Power windows, seats, etc. All maintenance up to date! New battery; timing belt; spark plugs; shocks, struts. Michelin X-radial tires driven approx. 12,000 miles. All in all, this vehicle is in excellent condition! $5,400. 360-468-3013. Vans & Mini Vans Toyota

2010 TOYOTA Sienna XLE FWD Mini Van, located on Vashon Island. Burgundy color. Includes all extras (e.g., navigation system, DVD, leather seats, Tri-zone climate control, sun roof, heated driver and front passenger seats). Includes 7 prepaid 5000 mile maintenance certificates. VERY low mileage: 23,400. $28,700. 415-624-9002.

Vehicles Wanted

CASH FOR CARS! Any Make, Model or Year. We Pay MORE! Running or Not. Sell Your Car or Truck TODAY. Free Towing! Instant Offer: 1-888-545-8647 DONATE YOUR VEHICLE Receive $1000 GROCERY COUPONS. UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION. Free Mammograms, Breast Cancer Info FREE Towing, Tax Deductible, Non-Runners Accepted. 1- 800-728-0801

The Classified Department WILL BE CLOSED for the Labor Day Holiday. Deadlines will change as follows:

DEADLINE FOR THE 9/5/12 EDITION will be FRIDAY, 8/31 AT 2 PM. Please call 800-388-2527 or email classified@sound


Marine Sail

1 OWNER BOAT! 33’ Ranger: always well maintained! Ready to cruise! All new features include 25 HP Universal Diesel, 22 gallon fuel tank, 2 batteries, prop, electric marine toilet, Dodger, interior cushions and sailing electronics. Standing rigging & life lines replaced 2007. Refrigeration, Dickinson fireplace, propane cook stove/oven. $28,500. Friday Harbor. 360-3785111.

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2000 INTERNATIONAL 4700 TRUCK with tuck away lift gate. Engine -- Diesel - T 444E -- 195 HP. 5 speed manual transmission. Box -- 24’L x 102’H x 96’W. Roll-up door. Mileage 195,600. Well Maintained. $14,000. Call Karen, (425)355-0717 Ext.1560 Located in Everett. 2EACHåTHOUSANDSåOFå READERSåWITHåONEåCALLå    å

8’ DODGE CITY cabover slide in camper. Sleeps 4. Neat and clean. $995. Located on Whidbey Island. (360)679-4873 Motorcycles

2000 INDIAN CHIEF Low miles, 18k. Excellent shape. S&S 88” engine with 4spd tranny, 13” risers. $9400 OBO. Located in Coupeville. (360)678-1333 Tents & Travel Trailers

Pickup Trucks Dodge

2004 DODGE Dakota Club Cab Sport Plus. 4x2, 19,300 miles, Blue Pearl paint, 4.7L Magnum 5 V8, 5 speed automatic, 60/40 folding seat, heavy duty service group, trailer hitch, 16” wheels, carpet lined truck bed, locking top cover, sliding rear window. Well maintained. Show Room Condition! $11,900. 360-378-4825 Friday Harbor.

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22’ WILDWOOD LE Travel Trailer 2006 with hitch. Ready for your summer trip! Awning, 4 Point Jacks, dual axel, spare tire, dual propane tanks and batteries. Bathroom with shower, kitchenette, queen bed & CD player. Propane stove and water heater. Sleeps 4! Excellent condition! Very clean! $7,000. Eastsound, San Juan Islands. 360-3175843

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SAN JUAN COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICES 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 IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Juan County Council as the governing body of the Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District will conduct a public hearing for the purpose of receiving testimony on a proposed Ordinance Amending Ordinance

W-1-1996 and Increasing the Excise Tax and Amending the Use of the Excise Tax for the Solid Waste District Purposes. The public hearing will be held in the Council Hearing Room at 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, Washington on Tuesday,

September 11, 2012 beginning at 10:15 AM. The hearing may be continued from time to time and place to place as may be desired by the Council without additional written notice.

At the hearing, members of the public will be invited to speak and/or provide written statements regarding the proposed Ordinance. After the public testimony portion of the hearing has ended, the Council will deliberate and consider modifications to the

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Ordinance that are proposed by members of the public, county employees or the Council. The proposed Ordinance may then be adopted with or without modifications. Summary: The proposed ordinance would establish an excise tax of 16% on the fee for services provided by certificated haulers and authorized solid waste facilities within the newly formed Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District. This tax is identical to the tax that is proposed for the General District and will replace the existing General District excise tax of 10%. All persons wishing to be heard on this matter are encouraged to attend. Written comments may be submitted in advance of the hearing by mail or at the hearing by delivery in person. Please deliver 8 copies of all written comments to the Clerk of the San Juan County Council at 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor or mail to 355 Court Street#1, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. The Ordinance is filed at the Office of the County Council, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA and may be inspected and copies obtained at the Council offices during each business day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Ordinance may also be viewed 24 hours a day at the County website at . A copy of the proposed Ordinance will be mailed without charge upon request. For more information please contact the Clerk of the County Council at 360-370-7472 and/or Public Works Utility Manager Ed Hale at 360-370-0532. LEGAL NO. SJ417744 Published: The Islands’ Sounder, The Journal of the San Juans. August 29, 2012.

married or unmarried, if living and if THOMAS L. MCFADDEN, deceased; ELLEN NIEMEYER, mar- CHARLES NEIMEYER, ELVINA ried or unmarried, if living and if de- NEIMEYER, CHARLES NIEMEYER, ceased; ELLEN NEIMEYER, married ELVINA NIEMEYER, ELLEN NEIor unmarried, if living and deceased; MEYER, ELLEN NIEMEYER, and DENNIS DEBRITZ and VIRGINIA ALSO ALL OTHER PERSONS OR DEBRITZ, husband and wife, and PARTIES UNKNOWN CLAIMINGAthe marital community thereof; NY RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, LIEN THOMAS WOOD and ELOISE OR INTEREST IN THE REAL ESWOOD, husband and wife, and the TATE DESCRIBED IN THE COMmarital community thereof; NORMA PLAINT HEREIN, respondents: MILLER and ROD MILLER, husband You are hereby summoned to apand wife, and the marital community pear within sixty days after the date thereof; MARLENE ALLBRIGHT and of the first publication of this SumJOHN DOE ALLBRIGHT, husband mons to wit, within sixty days after and wife, and the marital community the 29th day of August 2012, and dethereof; JUDITH ROTTER MCIN- fend the above entitled action in the TYRE and LONNY MCINTYRE, hus- above entitled Court, and answer the band and wife, and the marital com- complaint of the Petitioner San Juan munity thereof; JEANNIE ARDRA County and serve a copy ofyour anLODGE and WILLIAM J. LODGE, swer upon the undersigned attorney husband and wife, and the marital- for Petitioner San Juan County, at community thereof; WILLIAM J. his office below stated; and in case MANION and JANE DOE MANION, of your failure so to do, judgement husband and wife and the marital will be rendered against you accordcommunity thereof UNKNOWN ing to the demand of the petition for OWNERS; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS condemnation, which has been filed AT LAW OF G. DEBRITZ, C. DE- with the clerk of said Court. The obBRITZ, GEORGE DEBRITZ, CHRIS- ject of this action is to condemn a TINE DEBRITZ, HENRY W. PAR- road right-of-way for use by the pubROTT, THOMAS L. MCFADDEN, lic over a portion of the west sixteen CHARLES NEIMEYER, ELVINA (16) feet of the southeast quarter of NEIMEYER, CHARLES NIEMEYER, the southwest quarter of Section 12, ELVINA NIEMEYER, ELLEN NEI- Township 3 North, Range 2 West, MEYER, ELLEN NIEMEYER, and W.M., San Juan County, which is loALSO ALL OTHER PERSONS OR cated on Orcas Island and more parPARTIES UNKNOWN CLAIMING ticularly described in the petition for ANY RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, LIEN, condemnation, alld for such other OR INTEREST IN THE REAL ES- and further relief as the Court deems TATE DESCRIBED IN THE COM- equitable and just. PLAINT HEREIN, RANDALL K.GAYLORD Respondents. PROSECUTING ATTORNEY The State of Washington to the said /s/ Jonathan W. Cain G. DEBRITZ, married or unmarried, Johathan W. Cain, WSBA #37979 if living and if deceased; C. DE- Deputy Prosecutor BRITZ, married or unmarried, if living Attorney for San Juan County Proseand if deceased; GEORGE DE- cuting Attorney BRITZ, married or unmarried, if living 350 Court Street, P.O. Box 760 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF and if deceased; CHRISTINE DE- Friday Harbor, WA 98250 WASHINGTON BRITZ, married or unmarried, if living Tel: 360-378-4101; Fax: FOR SAN JUAN COUNTY and if deceased; THOMAS L. 360-378-3180 MCFADDEN, a male married or un- Date: August 24, 2012 SAN JAN COUNTY, married, if living and if deceased; Friday Harbor Washington v. CHARLES NIEMEYER, a male mal- LEGAL NO. SJ417214 Petitioner, DAREN HAYES, a single man, G. Tied or unmarried, if living and if de- Published: The Journal of the San DEBRITZ, married or umarried, if liv- ceased; ELVINA NIEMEYER, a fe- Juan Islands, The Islands’ Weekly. male married or unmarried, if living August 29, September 5, 12, 19, 26, County Community Development & Planning ing San andJuan if deceased; C. DEBRITZ, and Harbor, if deceased; CHARLES NEI- October 3, 2012. 135 Rhone Street, P. Boxand 947,if Friday WA. 98250 married or unmarried, if O. living MEYER, a male married or unmardeceased; GEORGE(360) DEBRITZ, mar(360) 378-2354 3782116 Fax (360) 378-3922 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO or unmarried, if living and if de- ried, if living and if deceased; ELVIceased; CHRISTINE DEBRITZ, mar- NA NEIMEYER, a female married or ADOPT A SAN JUAN COUNTY unmarried, if living and if deceased; ried or unmarried, if living and if deGENERAL SOLID WASTE ELLEN NIEMEYER, a female marceased; THOMAS L. MCFADDEN, DISPOSAL DISTRICT ORDINANCE ried or unmarried, if living or demarried or unmarried, if living and if AMENDING ORDINANCE W-1-1996 To: The Journal & Sounder deceased; CHARLES NIEMEYER, ceased alld ELLEN NEIMEYER, a AND INCREASING THE EXCISE female married or unmarried, if living married or unmarried, if living and if TAX AND AMENDING THE USE OF and if deceased, UNKNOWN OWNdeceased; ELVINA NIEMEYER, THE EXCISE TAX FOR THE SOLID Please publish once on 8/29/2012 and bill Community Development & Planning married or unmarried if living and if HEIRS; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AT WASTE DISTRICT PURPOSES LAW OF G. DEBRITZ, C. DEBRITZ, deceased; CHARLES NEIMEYER, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the GEORGE DEBRITZ, CHRISTINE married or unmanied, if living and if San Juan County Council as the deceased; ELVINA NEIMEYER, DEBRITZ, HENRY W. PARROTT, governing body of the San Juan

county General Solid Waste Disposal District will conduct a public hearing for the purpose of receiving testimony on a proposed Ordinance Amending Ordinance W-1-1996 and Increasing the Excise Tax and Amending the Use of the Excise Tax for the Solid Waste District Purposes. The public hearing will be held in the Council Hearing Room at 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, Washington on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 beginning at 10:15 AM. The hearing may be continued from time to time and place to place as may be desired by the Council without additional written notice. At the hearing, members of the public will be invited to speak and/or provide written statements regarding the proposed Ordinance. After the public testimony portion of the hearing has ended, the Council will deliberate and consider modifications to the Ordinance that are proposed by members of the public, county employees or the Council. The proposed Ordinance may then be adopted with or without modifications. Summary: With the transition of the solid waste system to private operation funding of the remaining County activities will rely on excise tax as a revenue source. To that end, the proposed ordinance will expand the allowable use of the current excise tax to include operational activities as well as capital facilities and will increase the tax rate from 10% to 16%. All persons wishing to be heard on this matter are encouraged to attend. Written comments may be submitted in advance of the hearing by mail or at the hearing by delivery in person. Please deliver 8 copies of all written comments to the Clerk of the San Juan County Council at 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor or mail to 355 Court Street#1, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. The Ordinance is filed at the Office of the County Council, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA and may be inspected and copies obtained at the Council offices during each business day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Ordinance may also be viewed 24 hours a day at the County website at . A copy of the proposed Ordinance will be mailed without charge upon request. For more information please contact the Clerk of the County Council at 360-370-7472 and/or Public Works Utility Manager Ed Hale at 360-370-0532. LEGAL NO. SJ417150 Page 15

Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. August 29, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC ONLINE AUCTION TO DISPOSE OF COUNTY SURPLUS PROPERTY PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that San Juan County Public Works will hold a public online auction with opening bids starting on August 29th. The website to view this property can be accessed at: Vehicles can also be viewed at the County Road shop located at 1000 Guard St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Preview by appointment only – call Dave Kitchen 360/370-0545. The purpose of the auction is to sell surplus property pursuant to RCW 36.34.080. This auction is open to the public. Sales will be to the highest bidder meeting or exceeding the minimum sales price. All items sold as is; where is; all sales are final. Purchaser will be responsible for removal after close of auction. Please contact the Public Works office at (360)370-0500 for an appointment. For more information, please contact San Juan County Public Works, Attn: Mike Copas, PO Box 729, Friday Harbor WA 98250, or phone (360) 370-0505. Or contact San Juan County Public Works at 360/370-0500; 915 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 LEGAL NO. SJ417192 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. August 29, 2012

Think Inside the Box Advertise in your local community newspaper, Little Nickel, Nickel Ads and on the web with just one phone call. Call 800-388-2527 or 800-544-0505 for more information.



Project Description

Tax Parcel Number, Project Location, and Island

Applicant/Agent Name and Address

SEPA Existing Threshold End Date Environmental Determinat for SEPA Documents -tion Comments Environmental 6/1/12 8/27/12 None DNS 9/12/12 Checklist 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. * As directed by applicant, per UDC18.80.030.A.3.f ** Per UDC 18.80.030.B.

Date of Date Other Application Complete Required Permits*

PSJXMP- Build two floating docks on 351913001 & 351913005 Jean Turner & Steve Schramm, PO Box 12-0016 Woods Reservoir 514 Kiehl Road, San Juan Island 1444, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 SEPA Determination: San Juan County has determined that the projects noted above with a DNS SEPA Comments: Anyone desiring to comment or MDNS will not have probable significant adverse impacts on the environment and has issued a on the Threshold Determination can do so by Threshold Determination pursuant to Sections 197-11-310 and 197-11-340 WAC. An Environsubmitting a written statement to CD&P, P. O. mental Impact Statement will not be required under Section 43.21C.030 (2)(c) RCW. This deterBox 947 (135 Rhone Street), Friday Harbor, WA. mination was made after review of the environmental checklist and other environmental information 98250 no later than the comment date specified on file at Community Development and Planning (CD&P). The County has determined that the above. The Threshold Determination may be requirements for environmental analysis, protection, and mitigation measures have been adequately appealed by submitting a written statement of addressed in the development regulations and comprehensive plan adopted under Chapter 36.70A appeal along with the basis for the appeal and a RCW, and in other applicable local, state, or federal laws or rules, as provided by Section fee to CD&P within 21 days after the end of the 43.21C.240 RCW and Section 197-11-158 WAC, or as may be conditioned within any MDNS. SEPA comment period.


LEGALS NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that the undersigned is the duly appointed and qualified Successor Trustee of the Revocable Living Trust Agreement of Harold E. Asper, dated August 3, 2009 and that Harold E. Asper died on May 26, 2012. Any creditor having a claim against the trust estate must file his/her claim or its claim with the undersigned at the address given below within ninety (90) days

after the first publication of this notice. DATED this 2nd day of August, 2012. /s/ NANCY GOLDSMITH NANCY GOLDSMITH 815 W. Bridge Street Sp. 7 Yerington, NV 89447 LEGAL NO. S412334 Published: The Islands’ Sounder. August 15, 22, 29, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE EASTSOUND SEWER AND WATER DISTRICT GIVE NOTICE OF THE NEED TO FILL A VACANCY ON THE BOARD Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of the Eastsound Sewer & Water District will begin the process of interviewing those who

are interested in serving on the Board, in order to fill the vacancy due to a resignation of one of the Board members. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Commissioners of the Eastsound Sewer and Water District please call the District office at 360-376-2720 for information or attend one of the regular meetings which are scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 4:45 pm at the District of-

fice located at 143 Cessna Road, Eastsound, WA. By, Susan Kimple Office Manager Eastsound Sewer & Water District LEGAL NO. S414851 Published: The Islands’ Sounder. August 22, 29, 2012.

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Red or Yukon Gold Potatoes









New Crop, Washington Grown U.S. #1


Fresh Sweet & Juicy Seedless Watermelon


Easy Peel Shrimp



New Crop

Boneless New York Steak

Frozen, 2-lb. Thailand Farmed


New Crop, Hermiston

$ 99

3 1

NW Grown, Jumbo Pack........


USDA Choice...........................

4 3


85% Lean, Family Pack .........


Selected Varieties, 16-oz....................

Johnsonville Cooked Brats

Selected Varieties, 12 to 14-oz. .........

Cloverdale Farms Premium Bacon

Applewood 1-lb. .................................



3 3 4

$ 99 $ 59 $ 99 Yuban

Ball Park Beef Franks or Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs


29 to 33-oz.

Fresh Local Whole King Salmon Lopez Island, 12-20 lb avg. weight add $2 per pound and we’ll fillet it!




New Crop, Washington Grown

10 4

lb .19-oz. Package .........................

$ 99

Selected Varieties, 10 Pack, 6-oz. ......................

Nestle Coffee-mate Creamer


Selected Varieties, 32-oz.....


Darigold Sour Cream

Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls


$ 59

Western Family Waffles

Selected Varieties, 12.3-oz.


3 $


Northwest Grown ...................................

Fresh Crisp Iceberg Lettuce

California Grown ...................................


$ 69 Darigold Cottage Cheese

Selected Varieties, 16-oz........

Yoplait Yogurt Selected Varieties, 4 to 6-oz.

/5 2 $ /5 $ 39 3 2 $


$ 29


10 $



$ 19

Italian Dry Salami........... Mixed Olives........

17.5 oz.


2 $

Double Roll, 12 ct.................


Lay’s Potato Chips

Selected Varieties, 10 to 10.5-oz. .......................


1 $ 29 3 $ 09 4 $ 49 4

$ 99


$ 99 Hawaiian Rolls lb.


$ 99

10 $ 10

Selected Varieties S & W, 14.5-oz .....................

4 $ 99 8 $ 99 5


CoCo Fresh Coconut Water

Angel Soft Bath Tissue


Michou Sicilian Pasta........

Selected Varieties 16-oz.

Selected Varieties, 7 to 8-oz.


$ 49

Capri Sun Fruit Drinks


$ 99


Selected Varieties, 14.5-oz..

Selected Varieties, 28 to 46-oz.

Selected Varieties, 16-16.5-oz.

Western Family Medium Cheddar Cheese

Post Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal

$ 49



10 $ 50

New Crop Fresh Yellow Sweet Corn


FROZEN Marie Callender’s Fruit or Cream Pie

Marie Callender’s Pot Pie

Tony Roma’s, 24-oz...........





Cooked Style $ 99 Texas $ $ 98 Fully 49 Beef Short Ribs Pork Ribs Fresh Draper Valley Split Lean $ 49 Johnsonville $ 19 $ 59 Extra Bratwurst Fryer Breast Ground Beef Fresh Boneless Pork Top Loin Chops..................................


Sweet Onions

USDA Choice 3 or more steaks...




Angel Food lb. Cake....................... James Skinner Raspberry or Cheese ea. Danish....................




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August 29, 2012 edition of the Islands' Sounder