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WEDNESDAY, September 26, 2012 n VOL. 45, NO. 39 n 75¢

PeaceHealth vows to keep its promise

Goodbye, April

by Steve Wehrly Journal reporter

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pril the cow, who was Eastsound's mayor for the 2011-12 term, passed away last week. Her life on Orcas began when two sisters adopted her from the San Juan County Fair more than fifteen years ago. April, a brown swiss cow, lived in the field near the public school and was well-loved by passersby. From all signs, everything indicated a quiet, natural death for April, who was 18 years old. She was found on Sept. 18 behind a blackberry bramble. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 10:45 a.m. The group will gather at her field and be led to the stage area of the village green by music from the Dust Bunnies. Bring instruments and pets. On July 2, 2011 April was named the official winner of the Honorary Eastsound Mayoral Race, a fundraiser sponsored by and benefitting Orcas Island Children’s House. An obvious favorite of Orcas locals, April captured 57 percent of the vote in a five-week campaign that raised nearly $5,000 for the early learning center. In a rare interview following the election, April was quoted as saying she found the outpouring of community support “mooving.” She will be greatly missed, but during a full moon, if you look closely, you may see her jumping over that moon, looking down and mooing with delight.

Charter review 101 2Ele0ction 12 Sounder takes a look at CRC recommendations and presents pro and con guest columns

County residents will decide how much to shake up the current county council structure in this November’s election with a vote on three propositions devised by the Charter Review Commission. The propositions would cut the council from six part-time members to three full-time members (prop. 1); replace the executive county administrator position with a county manager (prop. 2); and mandate that all county council meetings are open to the public (prop. 3). Approved by majority vote by the 21-member commission, the propositions were developed through a

series of meetings that included testimony from county officials, former freeholders, and others with a goal to facilitate a more effective governance structure. The propositions do not overturn Home Rule, adopted in 2005. For a variety of letters on the topic, see our letters to the editor section in this week’s edition and at www.islandsounder.com. Included in this story are two guest columns: one for the propositions and one against.

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Islanders voiced concerns last week about the county’s first-ever hospital and its affiliation with Franciscan Health Systems. With a standing-room-only crowd on hand, questions and answers about Peace Island Medical Center zinged across the room at the Sept. 18 Hospital District Commission meeting. But whether pledges by district commissioners or by PeaceHealth officials will soothe a budding apprehension about the prospective partnership between PeaceHealth, which will operate the medical center now under construction in Friday Harbor, and Franciscan Health Systems, remains to be seen. The medical center is part of the PeaceHealth system of Catholic hospitals and medical clinics in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. It is financing roughly two-thirds of the $30 million construction cost the medical center, which will open at the end of year. It will be a 10-bed critical access hospital providing expanded primary care and specialty clinic, enhanced diagnostic center, a cancer care suite providing on-island chemotherapy and cancer services and a 24-hour emergency room. On Aug. 22, PeaceHealth announced it was engaged in partnership talks with Franciscan Health Systems, an operator of hospitals and clinics in Washington. It is owned by Catholic Health Initiatives of Denver, Colo. It has sparked some community concern that certain health services will not be offered at the new facility. During the meeting, Commission Chairwoman Lenore Bayuk once again reiterated her confidence in the Peace Health representations of future care, and that the panel of elected hospital districts officials would “carefully review and respond to” a list of concerns outlined in a let-

ter endorsed by 300 islanders and presented to the commission. Bayuk read a letter from Sister Kathleen Pruitt, a board member of PeaceHealth and the medical center, that said flatly, “The commitments we made to you will be honored.” Twice the letter repeated, “A promise made is a promise kept.” Pruitt added that, “This is an opportunity for Peace Health and the local community to show what can be done in working together to carry out the values and goals that we share.” PIMC will replace San Juan Island’s 38-year-old medical clinic, Inter Island Medical Center, once it opens. The hospital district will pass onto PeaceHealth its annual property tax revenue – about $1.2 million a year – to subsidize health care at the new medical center. In recent weeks, islanders formed the Coalition for Health Care Transparency and Equity. Its letter was distributed at the

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The 45-foot U.S. Coast Guard medium response boat from Bellingham came to the Orcas Landing on Sept. 10. It was open for tours by the public; pparticipants are pictured at right. Crew from the response boat visited with the local Coast Guard Auxiliary Detachment, which just signed an agreement with San Juan County to use the old fuel attendant building to house safety materials and the PFDs for the life jacket loaner program. The auxiliary will also be offering courtesy vessel safety checks from the dock. of navigation, first aid, Pictured at bottom right seamanship, communicaRantions 22feb 985.00 other are Orcas Island residents andfornumerous Tom Tillman (far left) and required by the Coast Rantasks Febtab –could have been David Tribolet (far right), Guard in order to qualify. $499,000.00 ---please change who recently completed an Tillman and Tribolet are to $495,000.00 intensive training program also qualified Vessel Safety that leads to their certifica- Inspectors and encourage tion as U.S. Coast Guard all kayakers and canoers to Paddle Craft Operators. get a free check for their Training included vari- boats and to always wear a ous types of rescue tech- life jacket. niques. PCOs must demFor more info, contact onstrate their knowledge Tom Tillman at 298-3088.

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Margie Sabine looks on as Eddie Cunningham plays with the sand tray in the Primary Intervention Project playroom. by CALI BAGBY Staff reporter

The room is flooded with light from a large window. A small work bench is filled with tools. Little buckets sit next to a sand tray. There is a wooden dollhouse, an easel for painting and a “kitchen” area. Margie Sabine, coordinator of the Primary Intervention Project, calls the playroom a place “to give young kids a chance to grow to be confident, strong and healthy adults.” PIP is celebrating its 20th year in the school district. It gives kids in kindergarten to third grade 35-minute sessions each week to choose from a variety of playtime activities. “The playroom provides an opportunity for kids to find out who they are, sort out their feelings and problem solve,” said Sabine, who has worked with the program for 10 years. Sabine, or one of four

volunteers, serve as the “Special Friend” that facilitates the playtime by either supporting the child’s decision or just talking to them about their feelings. “It’s amazing how kids problem solve when they play,” she said. “Our job is to help them reflect on that and help them understand.” The “Special Friends” talk to the child during the session by saying not how they should do something, but discuss what options could make things better, whether dealing with a lost friend or dealing with a bully. Sabine said the volunteers, who have consistently worked with the project, have helped it flourish. Two of the volunteers have been with the program for 17 years and the other two have donated their time for 13 years. Sabine and the volunteers also work with Sandra Burt, the school’s child mental health specialist to review the program

Get assistance from DSHS on Orcas Washington State Department of Health and Social Services has a mobile Community Services Office that is coming to Orcas Island. Staff members on the 40-foot truck help people complete applications and conduct interviews for food assistance, medical assistance, and cash programs. They can do everything from helping people complete applications to issuing

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and ask questions about children’s behaviors. “They are the core, they really know the program,” Sabine said. “They are the cream of the crop – the volunteers are fabulous. I couldn’t do it without them.” The volunteers work with about 20 to 25 kids each year. The children participating are often struggling with learning or are students who act out emotionally or physically. Other kids may be shy, have lowself esteem, are new to the island or just need one-onone time. There are also group sessions for students who need more socialization. “It has been studied and documented that under the age of 10 kids are developing the basic sense of who they are going to be,” said Sabine. “In this time we can help them grow to feel successful and overcome fears.” The project also gives children one more adult who they can trust. Other kids just appreciate PIP because it’s a quiet and calm space. “It’s a chance to slow down and take a breath,” Sabine said. “Many of the kids just say, ‘it’s so quiet, I love how quiet it is in here.’ Just to have that moment is important. The 35 minutes can make a difference.” The project is primarily funded through United Way, San Juan County Health and Community Services, the Orcas School District, Emmanuel Episcopal Church and Orcas Island Community Foundation. To make a donation to PIP, contact United Way at 378-4121 or OICF at http:// oicf.us/.

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Senator hangs out with Orcas Island students

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Above: Associated Student Body members with Senator Kevin Ranker (in back). Front row, kneeling: Kaya Osborn, Halle Thompson, Annie Ryder and Maddie White. Middle row: Lana Bronn, Violet Kissel, Jessica Gudgell, Ranker, Josh Bronn, Ruby Adrian, Daria Stankevich and Melanie Flint. Back row: Jack Russillo and Daniel Briggs.

On Sept. 18, Senator Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, had an opportunity to tour the construction at the high school with the ASB representatives. He also spent a few minutes with the students, talking about their upcoming activities and his high school experiences. Last spring, Ranker secured $1 million in capital funds for Orcas public school. The majority of those funds are going to replace the failed siding on the high school as well as new windows. Ranker examined the new weather barrier being applied under the siding that will help not only protect sheathing underneath, but will make the envelope of the building more energy efficient.

Vote counting test A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot tabulating equipment used in San Juan County is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the election office in Friday Harbor. A representative of the Secretary of State’s Elections Division will be present.

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t’s a huge step forward for local health care, and we need to know the game plan. San Juan County deserves an explanation about how decisions regarding the future of publicly funded health care will be determined at Peace Island Medical Center. After all, 50 years is a long time. Given that the opening of PIMC is just around the corner, the San Juan Island Hospital Commission ought to clear up the uncertainty that now surrounds its relationship and 50-year contract with PeaceHealth, sooner rather than later. Health care for island residents is poised for a monumental change when PIMC opens its doors. The benefits that PeaceHealth’s 10-bed critical access hospital will provide are many: expanded primary care and specialty clinic, a 24hour emergency room and chemotherapy and cancer services. The implications of this extend to more than just the San Juan Island community. This is our county’s very first hospital and cancer care center. PeaceHealth’s prospective partnership with Franciscan Health Systems, owned by health care giant Catholic Health Initiatives of Denver, Colo., is worrisome. How would decisions affecting medical services at PIMC be made should that partnership become a reality? Who would call the shots? Though we have faith in PeaceHealth’s track record and in the assurances of its officials, situations can change over time. And, the hospital commission, in its contract with PeaceHealth, committed handing over roughly $1 million in local property tax revenue each year to help subsidize PIMC operations. Bottom line: the public deserves to know what it will be getting for its money.

Thursday, Sept. 27 • Orcas Island School Board, school library, 5:30 p.m.

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Farewell, April Another major milestone has been reached as we acknowledge the passing of our beloved Mayor, Ms. April. She managed her official duties as Mayor of Eastsound with uncommon grace, skill and aplomb, but I will remember her best as the everpresent spiritual heart of Eastsound; rural, serene, peaceful, friendly and completely in tune with her natural surroundings. Perhaps her greatest lasting contribution is the place she holds in the hearts and memories of so many of our young people who attended Orcas Elementary over all these years – their ever-present friend in the orchard across the fence. Perhaps a suitable long-term memorial would be to name the Best Of Parade award in the annual “Kaleidoscope Pet Parade” the “Mayor April Memorial Prize.” Goodbye Mayor April and thank you for your service ... your important place in Eastsound’s history will be forever remembered. Jack Coe Orcas Island

Thank you for Island Grown dinner Once again, our Orcas community gathered to support Kaleidoscope Preschool and Child Care Center. We held our 8th Annual, Island Grown Island Raised Dinner and Auction and had the best turn out EVER! The room was filled with 21 years of supporters, with founding, past and current board members, past and present employees, alumni, families and friends. The evening would not have been possible without the local support we count on. The farmers are key: Black Dog Farm, Maple Rock Farm and Morning Star Farm! And Local Roast adds the finishing touches. Troller Point Fisheries, Lopez Creamery, Lopez Island Vineyards and Sugar Baby Specialty Cakes were crucial to our menu. New this year: musical entertainment by Gene Nery! What a treat! Our auction celebrated the bounty and generosity of this island.

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Thanks to Island Excavating, Teezer’s, Cathy Vierthaler, Orcas Auto Tech, Kenmore Air, Duff and Marilyn Andrews, Frank Loudin, Orcas Island Pottery, Deer Harbor Inn, Mary Minnis, Country Corner, The Funhouse Commons, VanderYacht Propane, Island Market Katherine Blaine, Glassworks, Dr. Steven Bailey, Wildlife Cycles, MV Northern Lights, Wes Heinmiller, Eastsound Electronics, Charlie Nigretto, Wi Reirden, Candelerious, Chiladas, 4 Winds Camp, Magic Air Tours, Sea Island, Shearwater Kayaks, Madrona Bar & Grill, Greg White, Kawika & Megan McGuire, Eminence Massage. This event always reminds me of the quote, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Let me just say, I love this village! Amber Paulsen Kaleidoscope

Support for Exchange Who is going to manage our garbage? Will it be an out of town big business or will we find our own way and manage it ourselves? That is the question. Since every one of us generates garbage, please get involved over this issue of the management of our island garbage. We all create garbage – but then what? The Exchange has done its homework and stepped up to the plate with some thoughtful and economically sound ideas for management. Please support our local Exchange by showing up at the next meeting to determine this on Orcas Island. Support the Orcas Exchange in keeping our affairs LOCAL. The Exchange is part of our local econMailing/Street Address P.O. Box 758, 217 Main Street, Eastsound, WA 98245 Office (360) 376-4500 Classifieds (800) 388-2527 Fax (360) 376-4501

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omy and works towards recycling, sustainability and the health of our environment. It is forward thinking and we are a model/ mentor community that “pays it forward” in so many areas. This can and should be another long range model. Garbage isn’t just a business yet in the long run managing it locally could well be the best business. Lesley Liddle Orcas Island

Appreciation from Kings football On a beautiful Saturday morning an exuberant group of 12 and 13-year-old boys made memories while playing the great game of football on their home field. On that day the Kings Youth Football Team played a very strong team from Bellingham. The sidelines and stands were full of fans and wellwishers as the two teams played a great game. The parents of the Kings would like to thank the following people for their support and help in making this day so special: Head coach Justin Frausto; assistant coaches Dave Mierau and Roger Sandwith; the wonderful fans; Kiwanis; Velma and Dick Doty; Bayhead Marina; Island Market; Doty’s Market Place; Elite Chipping and Excavating; San Juan Propane; Timberline Construction; Orcas Excavators; Ace Hardware; Orcas Construction Company; Orcas Island Freight; Abood Septic; Merrick Parnell; and the Vikings players and coaches.

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LETTERS FROM 4 The smiles and excitement experienced that day for our boys are now lasting memories that we will cherish with great fondness. With much appreciation and sincere gratitude, Orcas Kings parents and players

Reject ProP 1 & 2 What began in the late 19th, early 20th century as a good government reform movement still holds value for us today. The county administrator/commission form of government began as a result of a progressive movement that saw the previous strong mayor/council form of government as an opportunity for corruption and influence peddling. The second strand for reform was the concept of professional administration for municipalities in much the way that business operated with a CEO and a board of directors. In addition, a professional administrator was seen as someone who could serve as a buffer between county employees and elected officials, allowing those employees to get on with their jobs without undo meddling from elected officials. Today, by far, most municipalities and counties across the United States operate quite successfully with a professional administrator appointed by the commission and a commission elected by the voters. This allows for a separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches of government in addition to providing professional management. Admittedly, not always is the administrator a perfect fit for a particular municipality, but when the fit is a good one, all the constituents are well served. The idea that three elect-

ed citizens with little or no training in public administration can serve as professional directors of the county’s business is whimsical at best and can be downright damaging to county efficiency and employee morale. I would urge my fellow citizens to give the reforms enacted in the previous charter review amendments an opportunity to succeed and reject the current attempt of Charter Review Propositions 1 and 2 to return to a flawed system the voters chose to improve back in 2005. For more information on why we, the voters, should Reject Propositions 1 and 2, please go to www.votenocharterrecview1and2.com. Midge Kraetzer Orcas Island As the two candidates running for the County Council from District 4 on Orcas Island, we would like to thank the Charter Review Committee for their time and energy devoted to the Charter Review process. While we appreciate the work completed, we are issuing this joint letter urging voters to reject Propositions 1 and 2 of the Charter Review. We acknowledge a unique interest in rejecting these propositions. If passed, Proposition 1 would require two additional time consuming, expensive, countywide election campaigns to be held early in 2013. It would be costly personally to the candidates and costly for the county (you) to repeat an election. There are several other reasons to reject Proposition 1. Consider the belief in equal representation and the requirement to assess the quality of the decisionmaker seeking office. If passed, Prop 1 asks you to consider three candidates elected countywide. We

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find it unlikely that Orcas citizens can come to know and trust the quality of the candidates from Lopez and San Juan through an election campaign. Currently, voters in six equal population districts elect a candidate because that candidate’s actual actions and deeds, known in that district, recommend them for office. These community-minded neighbors are expected to make good decisions on behalf of the whole county, because that’s why they’re elected, and because they have a proven history of moving things forward even when things aren’t optimal, or the choices clear, or the citizens unified. Reject Prop 2 as well. Clear separation of powers is a basic tenet of good governance. When present, responsibility and accountability are possible. It’s not healthy when the policy branch is given authoritarian license to meddle in the running of the administrative branch, possibly solely for political reasons. While it may be nostalgic to long for “the good old days” when things were simple, the reality is the county is now a complex $40 million dollar enterprise that demands skilled policy making and professional management. Please vote this November. Vote to reject Propositions 1 and 2 of the Charter Review.  Scott Lancaster Rick Hughes Orcas Island

I am voting to reject propositions 1 and 2 as put forward by the Charter Review Commission. While arguments for rejecting this ballot measure have been reasoned, specific and intelligent, arguments to approve have been emotional, nebulous and full of clichés. In a recent letter, Stephen Garrison worries that “council positions that take a lot of time but pay little” cannot attract candidates. He tells us that under the present system, “the field is open only to those of means” and that “a working person supporting a family cannot consider running.” Let me remind you of the makeup of our last threeperson Board of County Commissioners elected countywide. This is what three full-time pay gave us: one professional lobbyist/ now professional politician; one retired literature/poetry writing professor; one retired business and nonprofit consultant. Compare with the makeup of our current six-person council elected by district (what six part-time pay gives us): One working mother/ civic leader; one retired fire chief/working metal sculptor; one artist/business owner; one physicist/business owner; one financial and operations manager; one substitute teacher/residential and business real estate manager. Moreover, the current candidates for County Council District 4 Orcas West position would be surprised to hear that they

No one knows how much I miss you. No one knows the bitter pain I have suffered since I lost you one year ago. Life has never been the same. In my heart, your memory lingers sweetly tender, fond and true. There is not a day, dear brother, that I do not think of you. I love you, Charlie.

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could not have considered running. Both candidates are hardworking small business owners with families to support. Both are also known, respected and active members of the community. We get incredible value from our “half-time” council members. I would rather have six diverse minds thinking about the challenges we face in our county than three. For more information on why I am choosing to vote no on Propositions 1 and 2, please go to www. votenocharterreview1and2. com. Vote to reject Charter Review Propositions 1 and 2! Nanae Nagaoka Fralick Orcas Island

Yes to Prop. 1 & 2 Our county council is the citizen-elected body that represents us, the citizens. To represent us effectively our elected commissioners must have the authority to direct and guide a county manager. The

office of county administrator, whose interests are not aligned with the citizens of San Juan County, shall be eliminated and replaced with a county manager who reports directly to and receives guidance from the council. This will ensure that our county government is responsive to all the citizens of San Juan County. Vote yes for Proposition 2. Our elected councilors are our only direct voice in county affairs. As our representative, the Counselors work full time for us. Three full-time councilors with authority and paid appropriately will represent our citizens’ best interests effectively and economically. Vote yes for Proposition 1. Larry S. Clark Lopez Island The Charter Review Commission was elected to evaluate our Home Rule Charter to determine if it meets the needs of San Juan County. The CRC spent five months doing that. We worked hard and volun-

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CHARTER FROM 1 Yes for charter changes by Larry Hendel

Lopez Island member of the CRC

One of the most interesting aspects of the Charter Review Commission’s review process was that the overwhelming majority of the members, with diverse experience, all having a keen interest in county government, and with varied political interests and philosophies, came together with three positive suggestions to make our government work better and more efficiently. The CRC is comprised of 21 members elected by the citizens of San Juan County. Its assignment was to review all portions of the charter and make its recommendations available for voter approval or disapproval. It met weekly for six to seven hours for four-anda-half months beginning last January, and individual members put in hun-

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dreds of hours on their own researching and preparing for weekly meetings. It was obvious at the first meeting that many CRC members had given considerable thought to the charter. Early on, members independently brought to the table sections of the charter they felt needed attention. After several meetings most of us seemed to agree on major issues. We made comparisons between Washington state counties, their size and operations, and had many discussions with their commissioners/counci lors. State and county laws were researched, and information received from public testimonies and letters was evaluated. Extensive findings were documented. The three proposed amendments cover sections that most members felt needed revision. They were re-evaluated a number of times throughout the review period and each time the vote showed overwhelming support for them. At our last meeting, 17

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out of 19 members voted to have these amendments put on the ballot. Two members voted against it, one abstained and one was absent. The CRC has been criticized rudely and inaccurately by one or two people portraying the process used as flawed, coming to conclusion too quickly and implying that our members met “behind closed doors.” Not true. CRC members put a huge amount of thought and effort into the review process both before and throughout the meeting period. Those who voted for CRC candidates last November obviously wanted people on the CRC who had given a lot of thought to the charter. It is unbelievable after living with this experiment for six years that anyone would come unprepared and empty handed to the very first meeting. Apparently, those critics objected to, or couldn’t understand, members being prepared. They still can’t. We accomplished a lot and it is because of members having a great deal of practical and managerial experience, community involvement and insight that enabled us to operate efficiently. The commission included two current and three former planning commissioners, two former elected freeholders, a former five-term county clerk, a county council staff member, a former county commissioner, two

attorneys, a former member of the Ferry Advisory Committee and member of the Agricultural Resources Committee, a former board member of the Economic Development Council, local business leaders, two former port commissioners, retired executives, farmers and individuals with extensive corporate financial experience.

Reject Prop. 1 & 2 by RICHARD FRALICK

Orcas Island member of the county council

In 2005, the voters of San Juan County overwhelmingly chose to replace the antiquated commission form of government with a modern, charter form custom crafted to meet our local circumstances. A six-member, part-time county council replaced the full-time, three-member at-large commission. The county was divided into smaller, geographic districts of equal population respecting the integrity of our island communities. Small, local districts assure that the council candidates are known personally and elected by their neighbors, avoiding costly county-wide elections. Equal districts assure the constitutional principle of one-person, one-vote. For a measure to pass the council, a majority vote of four is required. This prevents one single island or a council voting block of only two from dominating county government. A six-

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member council also allows creative, informal discussions between individual council members to occur thus improving efficiency. The charter established the separations of powers. The county council exercises the powers of the legislative branch by setting policy and passing laws; the county administrator exercises the powers of the executive branch by running the day-to-day operations. The charter made significant strides in returning the government to the people by taking it out of the hands of partisan politicians whose meddling in the daily operations of the county was a disaster. Charters are not born perfect. As freeholders we recognized this and made provisions that after five years of operation a Charter Review Commission would be formed to assess our product. We envisioned this as an opportunity to finetune the charter and consider additional improvements that were discussed during the freeholder process. The Charter Review Commission chose instead to gut the charter by recommending reverting back to the old, failed system. It has taken more time than expected, but our charter form of government is now coming of age. During the past nearly four years that I have been a member

of the county council, I estimate that at least half of my time has been spent grappling with issues left over from the old system. The good news is that solid progress is now being made to improve the quality of county government. We have produced balanced budgets with a sixyear financial planning horizon. We have a formal financial reserve policy and we are funding it. Under the charter, decisions are being made. Real issues such as solid waste, sustainability of county government, Critical Areas Ordinance update, Essential Public Facilities, Housing Element and Emergency/Wireless Communications are being definitively addressed. The backlog of the past is finally going away so we can focus our attention to the future and where San Juan County wants to go in the next decade. These gains have been hard won. Please, stay the course. If you believe in the principle of local representation and the principle of one-person one-vote, then reject Proposition 1! If you believe in a strong county administrator accountable to the council and the separation-of-powers to prevent politicizing operations, then reject Proposition 2!

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unelected Administrator be more directly accountable to the people? Would you prefer all meetings among Council members be open to the public? Should voters have more control over local government? Seventeen of your elected Commission members answered YES to all of these questions. Their names are: Bill Appel, Mary Jean Cahail, Bob Gamble, Steve Garrison, Ralph Gutschmidt, Larry Hendel, Moana Kutsche, Bob Levinson, Madrona Murphy, Gordy Petersen, Maureen See, Tom Starr, Jim Stegall, Barbra Thomas, Richard Ward, Bill Watson and Ron Zee. The CRC is proposing three simple amendments to the Home Rule Charter. Take time to study the details and we think you will agree. The following individuals represent a large majority of your Charter Review Commissioners. Please join us in voting for all 3 amendments in November’s election. Bill Appel Waldron

teered many hours of time because we had a common desire to improve our local government. We represented widely differing political outlooks and a diversity of occupations. In spite of our differences we all put San Juan County first. Getting together to do this job wasn’t our idea. The law required this review. You elected us to do it. You will decide to accept or reject the changes we have suggested. First and foremost was our goal of fulfilling the charter’s stated intention to enable citizens “to assert greater control over the actions of county government.” We asked ourselves several basic questions: Can the council be made more accountable to the citizens as a whole? Would the council be more efficient with three instead of six members? Would you prefer to vote for all members of the council instead of one out of six? Should the


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David John Olson

David John Olson, born May 18, 1941 in Brantford, North Dakota, passed away Sept. 15, 2012, on Orcas Island. He and his wife owned a cabin in Deer Harbor where they were part-time residents. He is survived by his wife, Sandra, his daughter and son-in-law, Maia and Cole Peterson, and grandchild Stella. Olson was for 31 years an esteemed political science professor at the University of

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meeting. Among other things, it asked, “What written and legally binding guarantees did the hospital get from PeaceHealth that services and practices currently available through InterIsland Medical Center ... will be available in theory and in practice at the new taxpayer-subsidized medical facility over the life of the agreement?” The letter also raised issues relating to end-oflife measures and funding health care not available through PeaceHealth. The Catholic identification of PeaceHealth, and the public funds dedicated to PIMC for 50 years under the contract between the district and Peace Health, has led islanders to seek assurances that reproductive health care services now offered at IIMC, such as contraception, will continue to be delivered at PIMC. Previously, PeaceHealth announced that abortions will not be provided, and that IIMC doctors have themselves decided they will not provide that service. Exceptions are provided, according to PeaceHealth documents, “when a woman’s life is in danger or in the case of an imminently lethal fetal anomaly.” Emergency contraception will be offered in cases of sexual assault. Vasectomies and tubal ligations are performed “when it is determined that such a procedure is medically indicated,” PeaceHealth documents state. PIMC Chief Operations Officer Jim Barnhart has assured local residents and the hospital commission that all services presently provided by IIMC will be

Washington, holding many honors and awards over his career. He was known for his scholarship on state, local and labor politics and governance of ports, his lifelong commitment to civic education, his influence on students’ future careers, and his extensive consulting for ports, the state, and many local governments. A private funeral will be held in Seattle in the coming weeks. A celebration of life will be announced and held later this fall at the University of Washington. In lieu of flowers or other

gifts, donations can be made in his name to either the David J Olson Endowed Fund c/o University of Washington Foundation, or the San Juan Preservation Trust.

continued. Despite assurances, some remain skeptical. Harrington and Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood CEO Linda McCarthy want to know where in the contract these promises were made. Nancy Steiger, CEO of St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, a PeaceHealth unit that will be collaborating extensively with PIMC, referred to a “Statement of Common Values” prepared by PeaceHealth and urged everyone to read it. Robb Miller, executive

director of Compassion and Choices, who has worked with PeaceHealth on implementation of the Death With Dignity initiative, relaxed a little of the tension in the room by saying that he’s worked very well with PeaceHealth. “Much better than with other Catholic hospitals in Seattle,” Miller said. “I want to say that Peace Health has always kept its end of any bargain. Our negotiations about information and referrals have always been honorable and honest.”

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Jake Zier is athlete of the week Girls soccer showing strength Jake Zier, a senior at Orcas Island High School, was selected by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association as the WIAA Athlete of the Week for week of Sept. 9. In the opening football game versus Vashon Island, Zier rushed for 291 yards and had four touchdowns and a two-point conversion in a dramatic overtime win. Each week throughout the school year, the WIAA recognizes up to 12 varsity athletes, a male and a female from each of the six classifications, who exhibited an outstanding performance for the previous week. Zier was selected with five other football players in the state.

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The girls soccer season home opener on Sept. 7 ended in a 7-3 win versus Mount Vernon Christian. The team came together with some impressive passing combinations and goals with Lana Bronn scoring four in the back of the net and a hat trick by Brynna Gregg. On Sept. 11, the Lady

Vikings traveled to Friday Harbor for a league contest resulting in a 5 to 0 loss. On Sept. 20, the Lady Vikings dominated the Concrete Lions in an impressive 4-0 win at home. “We had a variety of players that put goals in the net, starting with Lilly Miller in the first five minutes, followed by three more goals by Lana Bronn, Kirsten

Fowler and Brynna Gregg in nine minutes just before halftime.” After the win and preparing for strong LaConner team on Sept. 25, Anderson said, “Our team is getting better, and better with keeping possession and learning to play our game no matter the level of competition we are up against.”

Jake Zier was WIAA Athlete of the Week.

‘Headless Head’ rowing regatta Vikings triumph over Lions by MARTY ZIER

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A quad racing last year, left to right: Martin Taylor, Liam Nutt, Sam Blackadar and Sky Bear Aguilar. Orcas Island Rowing club will be holding its fall rowing regatta “The Headless

Head” on Sunday, Sept. 30. The action takes place on Cascade Lake in Moran

State Park. This is earlier than the usual date around Halloween, but rowing compatible costumes are still strongly encouraged. Rowers of any age are welcome to participate. Just turn up on the day. Boats will be launched starting at 10 a.m. and racing will start shortly thereafter. There are no entry fees or requirements other than to be able and willing to row. It is an opportunity for the community to see the club in action. All are welcome. There will be a potluck party during the event. The kind of rowing that OIR offers and that will take place at the regatta is often called “crew rowing.” It uses very long, very narrow boats. The Headless Head is about 3.5 km. It starts in “The Lagoon,” comes out under the bridge and then takes a large ‘S’ shaped course around the main body of the lake before finishing in front of the boathouse at the south end of the lake. For more information, visit www. orcasislandrowing,org, email info@orcasislandrowing.org or call Martin Taylor at 376-6935.

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You win some, you lose some. The boys soccer team hosted Grace Academy on Sept. 14 and lost 9-0 in their first home match. Coach Matt Stolmeier said Orcas faced a “very tough team with lots of skill.” Despite the loss, Stolmeier said the boys achieved some team goals, including sharper passing and holding position. Orcas traveled to Cedar Park Christian on Sept. 19 and won their first match of the season, 3-2 against the Lions. Stolmeier said the scoring highlights were two perfect penalty kicks by Chase Drake and a brilliant goal from about 20 yards by Jack Russillo. Adjusting his team after the previous loss with some lineup changes, Stolmeier was

pleased with the outcome. Viking sportsmanship was tested as the aggressive Lions “seemed to enjoy slide tackling,” a tactic discouraged by Stolmeier. “The boys kept a clear head and didn’t become discouraged from all the hard tackles,” he said. “I’m very proud that we stayed calm and finished strong.” The Vikings traveled to Mount Vernon Christian on Sept. 20 to confront the undefeated league leaders in a 5-1 loss. Orcas scoring came from a great breakthrough goal by Rhys Thompson from a Russillo pass. The Vikings have a home game against Lopez on Sept. 26 and then La Conner on Sept. 27. They finish the week at Providence Christian on Sept. 28.

OPAL honors Volleyball team LIFETIME members dominates Lady Vikings volleyball hosted Concrete and promptly trounced the Lions in a 3-0 win on Sept. 20, dominating the match from start to finish. Orcas amassed 32 kills with 15 from Mary Wilson and seven from Tara O’Neill. Although still struggling with serving consistency, coaches Gregg Sasan and Hank Date noted the Vikings did deliver 15 ace serves.

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hen Stormy Hildreth first stepped under the bright lights, she was so overcome with nerves that she pulled her mother on stage and stood behind her as she

performed. Stormy, now 10, has been a singing and dancing in the “Whale of a Show” for six performances. This year she will add boogie boogie piano playing to her repertoire “I was very shy when I first started doing the show ... but each year it is more fun and exciting and I love that the community comes to support us,” she said. “I encourage everyone to get out there and give it a try.” Her mother Chantelle said that Stormy has blossomed over the past several years from a timid little girl who wanted to share her love of singing and dancing to a confident and enthusiastic performer. Now she takes weekly voice lessons with local musician Grace McCune and regularly performs in her youth choir. She has also become involved in the theatre. She is currently rehearsing for next month’s performances in Enchanted Forest Cabaret at the Orcas Center.

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“I love witnessing Stormy’s love of music and the performing arts and watching her grow into such a talented and happy young lady,” Chantelle said. “Her love of music is infectious and has rubbed off on all of us.” She has even inspired her younger brother, Burly, to get musical. He will also be playing a piano piece in this year’s show. “Whale of a Show” directed by Didier Gincig, is Friday, Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m. at Orcas Center. The show features children and family acts of singing, dancing, musicianship, poetry, skits and improv. Gincig said it’s fun to see children on stage doing what they love and watch an audience support children’s art. “Audiences are annually entertained and surprised by the level of talent and the laughter and delightful moments,” he said. It’s also a family affair for Gincig, who emcees the show with his daughter Emilie since the show started six years ago. And every year, as director, he gets to see the performers like Stormy grow and change. Sasha Hagen, 15, is another veteran of the show who started playing simple songs like “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” five years ago.

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Legion Hall, 8 a.m. to noon, two eggs, bacon or sausage, all you can eat buttermilk or honey wheat pancakes.

TANGO BOOTCAMP: Week-long series with Sara Thomsen at Oddfellows and Madrona Room at Orcas Center, starts Sept. 29, $12. Visit http://pageeasy.com/ TangoOrcas/ for more info.

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Thurs. – ongoing AL-ANON: Old Emmanuel 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.,

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Fri., Ongoing Alcoholics anonymous: ‘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.

Sat. – ongoing The People’s Cafe: 4 to 6 p.m.,

Eastsound fire hall. STORYTIME: Orcas Library children’s storytime at the Farmers’ Market in the Village Green, 11:30 a.m. Alcoholics anonymous: Steps 3, 7 and 11, 8 to 9 a.m. and Saturday Sober Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Emmanuel Parish Hall.

“He is now an excellent violinist who plays complicated, difficult pieces that he has memorized,” Gincig said. “He’s quite a sight on stage.” Hagen said that the show gives young islanders a goal, a place where they can fine tune their talents. And after all these years Hagen has been on stage, he still gets nervous. “If you’re not nervous, the performance is not going to go well,” he said. Other performers have not only faced their fears and honed their skills in the show, but have had a chance to try something new in front of an audience. Matthew Laslo White, 11, has performed in the “Whale of a Show” for four years, playing the violin twice and then he switched to performing magic tricks – focusing on stage illusions. He said every year has been a fun experience and a chance to take a risk. “It’s nice to have an audience to try out new things,” said his mother Donna Laslo. “It’s a great place to work out new material whether playing a new instrument or writing a song. It’s a great experience.” Tickets to the show are $8 and proceeds benefit Orcas Center.

Sun., Ongoing Alcoholics anonymous: Open meeting, 5:50 to 6:30 p.m., Emmanuel Parish.

MON.– ONGOING BIRTH WORKS Class: First 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.

TUES.– ONGOING Alcoholics anonymous: 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. Mom’s Group: Playgroup for birth to three, Funhouse Commons, every Tues., 10 a.m. to noon, free.

WEDs. – ONGOING Alcoholics anonymous: 5:50-6:30 p.m., Emmanuel Parish Hall. Lions Club: Weekly lunch, 11:45 a.m., Legion. IsleShare Timebank: Third Wednesday, 4-5 p.m., SJC libraries, video conferenced.


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Food Bank launches fund drive ‘Great Island-Grown Festival’ The Orcas Island Food Bank is launching its annual fund drive on Oct. 1. An average of 82 families a week are being served by the food bank compared to 79 in 2011. Sixty-one thousand pounds of food have already been distributed to hungry families so far this year. An all-volunteer staff does

it all: they order and track food inventory; they pick up pallets of groceries at the Bellingham distribution center; they oversee repackaging and distribution during food bank open hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays; they maintain the building and grounds, and provide Federal recordkeeping. They take advantage of all

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The Great Island Grown Festival, Oct. 1-31, offers a glimpse inside the unique world of food and farming in the San Juan Islands. Farmers, restaurants, members of the community and visitors can attend classes and workshops and celebrate pastoral landscapes, food and the island way of life. There will be everything from farm tours to talks on the wizardry of permaculture to scarecrow making; to old island historic barn tours and farm-to-table feasts; sheep dog demonstrations and how to farm with horses, vineyard harvests, a barn dance, pig-roast and more.

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• Write a check payable to the Orcas Island Food Bank for any amount, big or small, and mail it to PO Box 424, Eastsound, WA 98245. Every $50 supports a family of four for two weeks. • Arrange with your bank to make an automatic monthly or quarterly transfer of any given amount to the Orcas Island Food Bank. • Bring non-perishables to drop-off sites: the Food Bank building at 116 Madrona Street, the Senior Center, Key Bank; and Post Offices in Eastsound, Deer Harbor and Orcas. • Hold a food drive or fundraising benefit at your business or event.

Sunday, Oct. 7 – Orcas Island Farm Tour, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., explore working farms. Contact the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce for more information: 3762273. Sunday, Oct. 7 – Harvest Meal on the

Harvest meal on the Green On Sunday, Oct. 7, linendraped tables, china and dinnerware will be set on the Village Green in the middle of Eastsound where a host of well-known Orcas Island chefs will be serving a family-style meal of the island’s finest dishes to guests wishing to experience community-based agriculture in this unique setting.

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Village Green, 4 to 7 p.m., is the day after the last outdoor Orcas Island Farmers’ Market. A host of well-known Orcas Island chefs, led by chef and author Christina Orchid, will be serving a meal of the island’s finest dishes made with local ingredients. See the below story for more information. Saturday, Oct. 13 – Shellfish Farm Tour and lunch. Visit the Sweetwater Shellfish Farm on Lopez to see how oysters, mussels, and clams are raised. Saturday, Oct. 20 – Salmon Hatchery Tour and picnic lunch, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests will gather at the return pond of the Glenwood Springs Salmon Hatchery on Orcas for a receive a personal tour and picnic lunch in the historic barn. Cost is $25 adults, $10 kids 12 and under; call 3766056, For the full calendar of events, visit www. islandgrown.net/islandgrownprogram or http://orcasislandchamber.com/fall-festival.

The event, from 4 to 7 p.m., is sponsored by the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce and the proceeds will benefit the Orcas Island Farm to Cafeteria Program. It is part of the Great Island Grown Festival being promoted during the month of October by the San Juan Agricultural Council. This first-of-its-kind event on the Green will present the best of Farmto-Table cuisine prepared

by Christina Orchid of Red Rabbit Farm, Geddes Martin of Inn at Ship Bay, Madden Surbaugh of the New Leaf Cafe, Charles Dalton of The Kitchen, John Steward of Maple Rock Farm, and Seamus Platt of Doe Bay Cafe. Tickets are on sale at the Orcas Chamber of Commerce Office or online at www.oief.org/events. html. Seating is limited.

Prime rib at Legion The Sons of the American Legion will be hosting a fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 28 at the post home at 793 Crescent Beach Drive. They will be serving a prime rib dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Adult tickets are $18 each and the public is invited (the lounge is open to members and guests only). The Sons have held many fund raisers throughout the 10 years since its inception to give help and support to the community and post. Each year they make two trips to the mainland to purchase shoes for Orcas children – more than 80 pairs each trip. The Sons accept donations to the “Shoes for Kids” project throughout the year. They are also involved with the Post and Auxiliary units for military funerals, parades, and other veteran support activities.

Upcoming Extension Workshops Homesteading Skills 101: POULTRY PROCESSING — Thursday, September 27, 1-4:30pm, with the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild, at Sweet Earth Farm, San Juan Island SETTING UP A MICRO DAIRY – Six free workshops, November – March, funded by the WSU Western Center for Risk Management Education All You Need to Know to IMPROVE YOUR PASTURE! — October 5 and October 26 To register or for information, call 370 7664 or email candace_jagel@wsu.edu Extension programs are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local extension office.

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Celebrate banned books week New cob oven in school garden Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It highlights the value of free and open access to information. It is the last week of Sept. The Orcas Island Public Library commemorates the event with a display of the items that have made this year’s list. Some examples of these books are: “To the Wedding” by John Berger, “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card, “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen, among others. We will also be offering their famous Banned Books Brownies. Stop by the library and check it out.

Banned Books Week 2012 marks its 30th anniversary. Thousands of individuals and institutions across the United States participate each year. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

Free whooping cough vaccine Orcas Family Health Center is able to partner with Americares and Sanofi Pasteur in order to receive free Whooping Cough Vaccine (Tdap) for those who qualify (no insurance, reduced income) in addition to a regular supply for those who do have insurance. State supplied childhood vaccines are always free. To make an appointment, call 376-7778. Visit www.OrcasFamilyHealthCenter.org for more information.

Choral Society rehearsing for season The Orcas Choral Society  has begun rehearsals for its new season. The Choral Society rehearses in the Madrona Room at  Orcas Center on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. For its December holiday concert, Artistic Director Roger Sherman has chosen music for the many different holidays in December and early January. The choir will be joined by the Turtleback Mountain Brass Quintet in its December concert. Interested singers are encouraged to contact the choir’s Executive Director Cynthia Abolin (info@orcaschoralscoiety.org). All

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The Orcas public school now has a cob pizza oven thanks to F.E.A.S.T., Food Masters and lots of help from teachers, students, and community members. All of the elementary students and many high school students were able to help with some part of building the oven. “I’ve been looking forward to this project all year and I couldn’t be happier with how it all came together,” says Learner Limbach, director of Food Masters and F.E.A.S.T. The two organizations will be hosting a Fall Harvest Fundraising Dinner at the Oddfellows Hall on Sept. 30. Doors open at 5

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Pictured above: Shannon Johnson, Learner Limbach and James Mujuru with the new cob oven at Orcas School. p.m. for a social hour and silent auction, followed by a short film about F.E.A.S.T. and an island grown dinner. One of the live auc-

tion items is a custom cob oven like the one built at the school. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for kids at the Funhouse Commons.

Emmanuel takes ‘paws’ and more Emmanuel Parish’s annual Blessing of the Animals will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. on the outdoor labyrinth. A brief service will be held to honor our kinship with the creatures of the earth remembering St. Francis of Assisi, who inspired peace and love for all creatures. Bring your pets (four-footed, no footed, beaked, winged, clawed or finned) to the labyrinth, where each will receive an individual blessing. All animals should come with a leash or cage for safety. If you can’t bring your pet, feel free to bring a picture to represent them. This year they will honor the life of April the cow.

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Church Services EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL Parish of Orcas Island Eastsound (by the water) Bishop Craig B. Anderson, Rector Baptisms & Weddings SUNDAYS: Holy Eucharist 1st Sunday in month - 10:00 a.m. Other Sundays - 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. Church School & Nursery THURSDAYS: 12 noon Rector’s Forum & Holy Eucharist 376-2352

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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.

MEETING NOTICE Citizens’ Salary Commission The Citizens’ Salary Commission will meet to discuss 2013 compensation of elected officials on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at 9:00 a.m., at the first floor Hearing Room of the Legislative Building, 55 Second St., in Friday Harbor. The public is invited to attend. Written submissions and agenda items for the Commission must be received by 10/04/12 to be considered. Send to CSC, 350 Court Street, #5, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. The meeting agenda will be posted one week prior on the County website at http://sanjuanco.com/calendar.aspx . LEGAL NO. SJ424715 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. September 26, October 3, 2012 Notice of Public Hearing to Adopt the County’s Six Year Transportation Improvement Program, Pursuant to RCW 36.81.121 and RCW 36.81.130; & Notice of SEPA Determination Notice is hereby given that the San Juan County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on the County’s Six Year Transportation Improvement program 2013-2018, pursuant to RCW 36.81.121 and RCW 36.81.130, which requires that each year an updated transportation plan is presented for public comment and review. The hearing will begin at or after 8:45, Friday, October 19, 2012 in the Council Hearing room, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor. Interested parties are encouraged to attend & submit oral comments or to provide written comments at or prior to the hearing. To allow for distribution to Planning Commissioners, written comments submitted prior to the hearing should be received by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2012. If written comments will be submitted at the hearing, please provide 11 copies. State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Review. An Environmental Checklist for the Six Year Transportation Improvement Program was reviewed, it was determined that adoption of the proposed program will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment, and an environmental impact statement is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). Under WAC 197-11-340(2), a Determination of Non-Significance was issued on September 26, 2012. Comments on this determination must be submitted by October 10, 2012. Following a final decision this determination may be appealed with the underlying action to Superior Court or State Boards as provided in RCW 36.70A, RCW 90.58, and RCW 36.70C. For appeals to Superior Court the appeal period is 21 days and for appeals to the Growth Management Hearing’s Board the appeal period is 60 days. Copies of the ordinance, SEPA checklist, SEPA Determination and associated documents are available from the San Juan County Commu-

nity Development & Planning Department or will be mailed on request. For copies, more information or to submit comments contact Julie Thompson, San Juan County CD&P, PO Box 947, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250, (360) 370-7588, or juliet@sanjuanco.com LEGAL NO. SJ424431 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. September 26, 2012. NOTICE OF PUBLIC ONLINE AUCTION TO DISPOSE OF COUNTY SURPLUS PROPERTY PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that San Juan County Public Works is holding public online surplus auctions. The website to view this property can be accessed at: www.publicsurplus.com 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. SJ425078 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. September 26, October 3, 2012. OFFICIAL NOTICE OF San Juan County November 6, 2012 General Election, Close of Voter Registration, and Canvassing Board Meetings NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in consideration the San Juan County November 6, 2012 General Election, that the last day for new voter registration, transfers, or updates online or through the mail is October 6, 2012. Voters who are not registered in Washington State may register inperson at the Elections Office, 55 Second Street, Suite A, through October 29, 2012. Notice is also given that assistance is available for elderly and disabled voters with registering to vote and vote-by-mail ballots. Any voter may also use the Accessible Voting Unit located in the San Juan County Elections Department, 55 Second Street, Suite A, Friday Harbor WA 92850. Please call (360) 378-3357 for more information. Voters may register and transfer their voter registration by completing the Voter Registration Form available at the Elections Office; Schools; Fire Stations; and Public Libraries, or

by contacting the Elections Office. Applications by mail must be postmarked by the date of the close of voter registration. The Voter Registration Form and Online Voter Registration are also available at: MyVote.wa.gov . Elections in San Juan County are conducted entirely by mail. Voted ballots may be delivered in person to the San Juan County Elections Office, 55 Second St. Suite A, Friday Harbor, WA during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and. until 8:00 p.m. on election day. Ballots may also be deposited until 8:00 p.m. Election Day in receptacles located at: San Juan County Courthouse 350 Court Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island Orcas Island Senior Center, 62 Henry Road, Eastsound, Orcas Island Lopez Island Fire District Office, Lopez Village, 2228 Fisherman Bay Road, Lopez Island Ballots returned by mail MUST be postmarked no later than November 6, 2012, and should be addressed to the San Juan County Auditor, P.O. Box 638, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250. Standard first class postage is required when returning ballots by mail. Registered voters may request a ballot by contacting the Elections Office at 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, PO Box 638, Friday Harbor, elections@sanjuanco.com, or by calling (360) 378-3357 or by accessing at MyVote.wa.gov. Notice is also given that the San Juan County Canvassing Board, or its duly appointed representatives, pursuant to RCW 42.30, will convene at 8:30 a.m. November 26, 2012 for the purpose of canvassing vote-bymail and challenged ballots cast in the General Election conducted in all precincts in San Juan County. This meeting will convene in the San Juan County Elections office at 55 Second Street, Suite A, in Friday Harbor, WA 98250. The Canvassing Board will again convene at 8:30 a.m. on November 27, 2012, in the San Juan County Elections Office to sign the certification documents for the election. Addition information concerning the General Election or voter registration may be obtained by contacting the Elections Office or visiting the Elections Office webpage on the San Juan County website at www.sanjuanco.com/elections. F. Milene Henley San Juan County Auditor LEGAL NO. SJ424329 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. September 26, 2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON - SAN JUAN COUNTY SAN JUAN COUNTY, Petitioner, v. DAREN HAYES, a single man, G. DEBRITZ, married or unmarried, if living and if deceased; C. DEBRITZ,

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NOTICE Public timeline announcement for the review of the 2013 Orcas Fire and Rescue Budget. September 11: First draft of expenditure budget. Review, discuss, modify at BOFC September 27: Second draft of expenditure budget and proposed revenue budget. Review, discuss, modify at BOFC working session October 9: Subsequent drafts of budgets, include capital budget. Review, discuss, modify at BOFC October 23: Same as Oct 9th, if

needed, working session November 13: Budget hearing and final approval of the 2013 budget, including Resolutions LEGAL NO. S424343 Published: The Islands’ Sounder, September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 2012 NOTICE San Juan County - Orcas Island SJC CEMETERY DISTRICT #3 The October General Meeting is rescheduled from October 3rd to 5:00

p.m. October 10th, at the Orcas Island Public Library. LEGAL NO. S424625 Published: The Islands’ Sounder. September 26, October 3, 2012. SUPERVISOR VACANCY - Appointed An unexpired board seat on the San Juan Islands Conservation District is available for appointment by the Washington State Conservation Commission. Conservation District

married or unmarried, if living and if deceased; GEORGE DEBRITZ, married or unmarried, if living and if deceased; CHRISTINE DEBRITZ, married or unmarried, if living and if deceased; THOMAS L. MCFADDEN, married or unmarried, if living and if deceased; CHARLES NIEMEYER, married or unmarried, if living and if deceased; ELVINA NIEMEYER, married or unmarried, if living and if deceased; CHARLES NEIMEYER, married or unmarried, if living and if deceased; ELVINA NEIMEYER, married or unmarried, if living and if deceased; ELLEN NIEMEYER, married or unmarried, if living and if deceased; ELLEN NEIMEYER, married or unmarried, if living and deceased; DENNIS DEBRITZ and VIRGINIA DEBRITZ, husband and wife, and the marital community thereof; THOMAS WOOD and ELOISE WOOD, husband and wife, and the marital community thereof; NORMA MILLER and ROD MILLER, husband and wife, and the marital community thereof; MARLENE ALLBRIGHT and JOHN DOE ALLBRIGHT, husband and wife, and the marital community thereof; JUDITH ROTTER MCINTYRE and LONNY MCINTYRE, husband and wife, and the marital community thereof; JEANNIE ARDRA LODGE and WILLIAM J. LODGE, husband and wife, and the marital community thereof; WILLIAM J. MANION and JANE DOE MANION, husband and wife and the marital community thereof; UNKNOWN OWNERS; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF G. DEBRITZ, C. DEBRITZ, GEORGE DEBRITZ, CHRISTINE DEBRITZ, HENRY W. PARROTT, THOMAS L. MCFADDEN, CHARLES NEIMEYER, ELVINA NEIMEYER, CHARLES NIEMEYER, ELVINA NIEMEYER, ELLEN NEIMEYER, ELLEN NIEMEYER, and ALSO ALL OTHER PERSONS OR PARTIES UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, LIEN, OR INTEREST IN THE REAL ESTATE DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT HEREIN, Respondents. Case No. 12-2-05176-4 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION The State of Washington to the said G. DEBRITZ, C. DEBRITZ, GEORGE DEBRITZ, CHRISTINE DEBRITZ, THOMAS L. MCFADDEN, CHARLES NIEMEYER, ELVINA NIEMEYER, CHARLES NEIMEYER, ELVINA NEIMEYER, ELLEN NIEMEYER, ELLEN NEIMEYER, UNKNOWN OWNERS; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF G. DEBRITZ, C. DEBRITZ, GEORGE DEBRITZ, CHRISTINE DEBRITZ, HENRY W. PARROTT, THOMAS L. MCFADDEN, CHARLES NEIMEYER, ELVINA NEIMEYER, CHARLES NIEMEYER, ELVINA NIEMEYER, ELLEN NEIMEYER, ELLEN NIEMEYER, and ALSO ALL OTHER PERSONS OR PARTIES UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, LIEN OR INTEREST IN THE REAL ESTATE DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT HEREIN: You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty days after the date

of the first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty days after the 5th day of September 2012, and defend the above entitled action in the above entitled Court, and answer the complaint of the Petitioner San Juan County and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorney for Petitioner San Juan County, at his office below stated; and in case of your failure so to do, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the petition for condemnation, which has been filed with the clerk of said Court. The object of this action is to condemn a road right-of-way for use by the public over a portion of the west sixteen (16) feet of the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 12, Township 37 North, Range 2 West, W.M., San Juan County, which is located on Orcas Island and more particularly described in the petition for condemnation, and for such other and further relief as the Court deems equitable and just. Date: August 30, 2012 Friday Harbor, Washington RANDALL K. GAYLORD PROSECUTING ATTORNEY By: Jonathan W. Cain, WSBA #37979 Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Attorney for San Juan County By: Jonathan W. Cain, WSBA #37979 Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Attorney for San Juan County San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney 350 Court Street, P. O. Box 760 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 TEL. (360) 378-4101 FAX. (360) 378-3180 LEGAL NO. SJ417214 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. August 29, September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 2012.

Board Supervisors are public officials who serve without compensation and set policy and direction for the Conservation District. This position expires in May 19, 2014 and is a threeyear appointment. For more information, or to obtain an application form, please contact Carol Maas at the San Juan Islands Conservation District 360-378-6621 or e-mail c.maas@sanjuanislandscd.org, www.sanjuanislandscd.org) or visit the Conservation Commission website at http://www.scc.wa.gov.

The Washington State Conservation Commission must receive applications no later than October 26, 2012 by 5pm. LEGAL NO. SJ Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. September 26, October 3, 10, 17.

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lb. lb.

89 89¢

Washington Grown ................................

Selected Varieties, 32-oz. ......................................

Rice-A-Roni or Pasta Roni Selected Varieties, 4.3 to 7.2-oz.

/9 2 $ /5 $ 99 6

lb.

2

64-oz. ...................................

Xtra 2X Liquid Laundry Detergent

Cheese...................

Selected Varieties, 62.5 to 75-oz. ......................

/1 $ 99 8 $ 99 6

8

/5 $ 19 2 $ 79 2 $ 29 3 $ 99 3 $ 99 4

4 $

Langers Apple Juice

4 $

¢

$ 59

Selected Varieties, 18.5 to 19-oz. .......................

Roast Beef............

$ 69 Provolone

Selected Varieties, 27.8 to 33.9-oz.

Progresso Vegetable Classic Soup

DELI

Mac & Cheese Bites......................

/5

4 $

Folgers Coffee

ea. ea.

.................

9 $ 99

Selected Varieties, 46.5 to 48-oz. .......................

Selected Varieties, 1-lb. Junior Baby Loaf

16 oz.

/7

2 $

12 Double Rolls ....................

Western Family Strawberries

1 3

Post Honey Bunches of Oats

Selected Varieties, 5 to 10.25-oz. .......................

2

2

$ 99 Fresh Express

Banquet Frozen Dinners

$ 19 $ 69

Organic Spinach or Spring Mix

Ea.

Franz Breads

Selected Varieties, 8.5 to 11.5-oz.

12 oz.

lb.

GREAT GROCERY BUYS

FROZEN Lean Cuisine Entrees

Old Orchard 100% Juice

99

¢

Washington Grown

Valley Crisp Green $ 49 Draper 19 Fresh NW Grill Pack $ Romaine Lettuce Market Crop $ 29 Island $ 99 New Italian Sausage Bartlett Pears

Selected Varieties, 24-26-oz.

ea.

Fresh Jade Green Broccoli Crowns

$ 99

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

Judd Cove Local Oysters

$ 99

24 oz.

Lb.

Fresh Lean Ground Beef

1

Dry Pint

Tyson Game Hens

$ 19 Boneless Beef Tri-Tip Steak

Grape Tomatoes

SUPER MEAT BUYS

Fresh Boneless Pork Shoulder Butt Roast

2

lb.

BAKERY

Butter & Egg Rolls......................

Granny B’s lb. Cookies.................. James Skinner Sticky Buns lb. Nutty Caramel......

pkg.

pkg.

pkg.

Islands' Sounder, September 26, 2012  

September 26, 2012 edition of the Islands' Sounder