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Coal clash fires up US campaign

We’ve got spirit

Matthews knocks Larsen over coal port plan By Scott Rasmussen Journal editor

Journal photo / Scott Rasmussen

Friday Harbor High School’s sophomore class shows off its spirit with a ‘Cowboys and Indians’ float and shouts aplenty at the school’s annual Homecoming Parade, Friday, Oct. 19.

‘Connector Road’ resurfaces Once-promised road would connect Turn Point and Pear Point By Steve Wehrly Journal reporter

In San Juan County’s new Six Year Transportation Improvement Plan, the much talked about connector from Pear Point Road across the gravel pit to Turn Point Road is near the bottom of the list. But it was the top subject of discussion at the June 16 joint town-county council meeting at the county Legislative Hearing Room. Friday Harbor Mayor Carrie Lacher raised the issue, stating that when the town annexed the “Buck property” as urban growth

area property in 2009, the county promised that the road across the former gravel pit from Pear Point Road to the 46-acre property, which borders on Turn Point Road, would be provided. Showing familiarity with the issue despite his short tenure as interim county administrator, Bob Jean said, “we need a total solution” to road requirements in connection with the property. New town administrator Duncan Wilson added, “This is an important affordable housing project for the town.” The Community Home Trust intends to use about 15 acres of the property to build an affordable housing community of 120, with the remaining 31 acres to be developed into market-price homes by the Buck Family. County Councilman Howie Rosenfeld expressed support for the project, and referred to the Public

Works Department Capital Project Summary for the road. That summary sets the estimated connecting road cost at $1.2 million and says, “The project will need outside grant funding for construction.” Rosenfeld said he had talked with Congressman Rick Larsen about possible federal transportation funds for the road. Larsen told Rosenfeld that Congress might be working on another omnibus transportation funding bill in 2013, but that any project needing funding “must be shovel ready.” “We need a road design and planning approval,” said Rosenfeld. Jean, who earlier had said, “We need a total solution for this whole project,” added that “shovel ready might cost about $100,000.” The connector road is on the See Road, Page 4

With results of a full-blown environmental review yet to come, it could be months before a verdict is handed down on the giant export facility proposed to be built at Cherry Point, just north of Bellingham. Longer still before any potential construction might begin, and even longer before any super-sized cargo ship passes through the Salish Sea bound for Asian markets with that would-be export facility’s first shipment of raw coal. But with just two weeks left before the Nov. 6 election, the controversial Gateway Terminal Project emerged last week as a campaign issue in the race for Wa s h i n g t o n state’s 2nd Congressional seat, in which Republican challenger Don Matthews Rick Larsen is attempting to unseat Democrat Rep. Rick Larsen, a six-term incumbent. “(Larsen) has refused to offer any constructive suggestions about the terminal and refused to listen to the worries of citizens who will be affected by it,” Matthews said last week in a widely distributed press release. “He simply encourages citizens to ‘get involved’ by attending public scoping meetings regarding the project instead of showing real leadership and guiding this issue toward a workable resolution.” If approved and then built,

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the $650 million Gateway Terminal would be the largest bulk export facility on the West Coast, perhaps in the nation. At full capacDan Matthews ity, it would be capable of storing and exporting up to 54 million metric tons of coal per year. The coal would be transported from Montana and Wyoming’s Powder River Basin by rail, with as many as 18 coal trains, each more than a mile long, circulating daily through the facility. On the export side, the coal See Campaign, Page 4


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Documentary about Matsumoto seeks final funding By Steve Wehrly Journal reporter

American W.W. II hero and San Juan islander Roy Matsumoto is the central character in “Honor and Sacrifice: The Heart of a Patriot, The Face of the Enemy,” a documentary film in final production by Stourwater Pictures. The production company’s target release date is May 1, 2013,

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Matsumoto’s one hundredth birthday. Matsumoto’s daughter, Karen Matsumoto, and the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (www. are non-profit fiscal sponsors of the film and have kicked off a thirty-day campaign to raise $30,000 to fund completion of the film. The New York-based creative project funding group Kickstarter ( is organizing and promoting the fundraising effort. According to the film’s website ( html), the 27-minute documentary will tell the story of Matsumoto and other Japanese American men who were incarcerated in concentration camps, enlisted in the U.S. military, and volunteered to become linguists in the Military Intelligence Service in the Pacific Theater of WWII. Matsumoto received numerous decorations and citations, Contributed photos

Left: Roy Matsumoto. Right: Promotional movie artwork.

including the Legion of Merit and the Congressional Gold Medal, for his WW II service with Merrill’s Marauders and other combat units. On July 4, 2012, Matsumoto was recognized with other Japanese-American WWII veterans by Ichiro Fujisake, Japan’s Ambassador to the U.S., at a special ceremony at Nisei Veterans Hall in Seattle. To contribute, or for more information, go to: http://

EDC offers free planning, business financing workshop San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a free half-day workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on Monday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the library James McCafferty, of the Economic Development Association of Skagit County and a management consultant, will provide information needed to cre-

ate or update a sound business plan, including a realistic financial plan for new and expanding businesses. He will cover current federal and state tax incentives for small businesses, and will be available for 1-on-1 consultations after the workshop. Advance registration required. Call 360-3782906 to reserve your space, or email: info@sanjuansedc. org.


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$47M proposed budget unveiled Preliminary county budget cuts spending by 5 percent; public hearing slated for Nov. 6 On Oct. 15, San Juan County Administrator Pro-Tem Bob Jean presented the County Council with a preliminary budget totaling $47.6 million for 2013. The proposed budget represents a 5 percent reduction from this year’s $50 million budget. No programs are eliminated, but the budget assumes a reduction of 3.2 “Full Time Equivalent” jobs, although actual worker layoffs are not expected. Total county revenues from all sources are estimated to increase by slightly more than $1 million, including $600,000 from the voter-approved Public Safety Sales Tax and small reductions from other tax sources and from grants for various county programs. Jean’s covering memorandum points out that implementation of budget stabilization

measures enacted by the county council should result in the county reaching budget stabilization goals in each of the next three years. Budget stabilization has been achieved at least in part through a series of reserve policies approved by the council, including a required 10-percent ending fund balance, a budget stabilization fund, and mandatory debt service reserve balances, according to Jean. Budget discussions with most county departments were scheduled for a “special meeting” of the council on Oct. 15. The Public Works, Roads, and Capital Improvement Plan budgets are set for further discussion on Monday, Oct. 29. Public comment will be taken following presentation of all budget sections. The council has tentatively set formal public hearings and further council consideration for Nov. 6, with more public comment, discussion and final adoption of the budget ordinances scheduled for Nov. 20. The deadline for budget adoption, as required by the county charter, is Dec. 16.

Union backs Forlenza in Dist. 3 council race Forlenza, Hughes draw Local 1849 endorsement; union deadlocks over District 1 council race County Council candidates Mark Forlenza and Rick Hughes earned the endorsement of the labor union representing San Juan County employees in their respective races. The endorsements were determined by majority vote of members of Local 1849 that attended a Sept. 29 special meeting of the union, which represents roughly 125 county workers, and followed on the heels of a candidates forum hosted by the group earlier that month. “The members determined that both of these candidates represent our best hopes for responsible and practical county leadership,” said union President Colin Maycock,

adding that endorsement decisions were not unanimous. “It was a fairly spirited debate.” Maycock said the group’s executive board decided to conduct a special meeting in which endorsements for county council races would be determined following the candidate forum, but that not all members support that decision. He declined to say how many members participated in the special meeting. “There definitely are some members that are not in favor of that (endorsements), but we are a democratic organization,” he said. “It’s what the majority wanted.” In a first-ever bid for public office, Forlenza is running against two-term incumbent Howie Rosenfeld for the District 3 council position, the boundaries of which include the Town of Friday Harbor.

Hughes and Scott Lancaster are vying for the District 4 council position, Orcas West, currently held by Richard Fralick, who is not seeking reelection. Maycock said that while Hughes and Forlenza earned a clear majority of votes, union members were deadlocked over an endorsement in the District 1 council contest, which pits first-term incumbent Lovel Pratt against challenger Bob Jarman. “There were a number of motions and a number of votes, but there was no clear majority for either candidate,” he said. Local 1849 opted against weighing in on the recommendations of the Charter Review Commission, propositions No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 on the Nov. 6 election ballot, and against making financial contributions to candidate campaigns.


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Continued from page 1 2013-2018 Sixyear Transportation Improvement Program, which went before the county planning commission Oct. 19. The county council has included a public hearing for the six-year road plan on its Oct. 30 agenda.

Earlier, Duncan Wilson and Bob Jean were introduced as permanent and interim administrators, respectively, replacing King Fitch and Pete Rose in town and county governments. Both said that they would work cooperatively for the “long-term best interests” of everybody in both town and county, and the council

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From Page One members and town Mayor Carrie Lacher expressed similar feelings. “The past is past,” said Lacher, referring to town-county disagreements over several years on various issues, including the town-owned, countyoperated Sutton Road solid waste operation. Economic development of both the town and the county was another topic of discussion. “Economic invigoration of the whole county is necessary to maintain the quality of life,” Wilson said. “We need new businesses and new investment, and additional jobs.”

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Jean added, “Staying the same isn’t going to work. Many different players are involved, but all the players need to focus on a strategy and develop a plan to carry out the strategy.” Tourism, ferries, the new PeaceIsland Medical Center, OPALCO’s broadband initiative and more town center commercial activity were all mentioned as past, present and future economic development drivers. Both town and county council members expressed a willingness to “get together again soon,” but no date was set and a suggestion that a joint committee be formed was tabled for later consideration. Town councilwoman Barbara Starr declared hope that the joint meeting would lead to “a new era of towncounty relations.” And town administrator Wilson summed up by saying, “We’re in the same sandbox here. We need each other even though there will be differences to work through.”

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Campaign: Continued from page 1 would be carried to Asian markets to be used as fuel by as many as 480 jumbosized container ships, the smaller of which measures more than three football fields in length, through the Salish Sea and San Juan waterways each year. After depositing their load, those ships would return to Cherry Point with a belly full of ballast water from overseas. At a candidate forum Oct. 12 in Friday Harbor, Larsen said construction of the terminal and the jobs it would create offer an economic boost. He noted the facility would support “more than 1,000 family-wage jobs” and, at an average of $90,000 a year, that’s nearly twice the average wage in Whatcom County. According to Seattlebased SSA Marine and Peabody Coal, proponents of the facility, construction of the terminal would create 1,715 to 2,115 jobs, depending on the size of the facility, and another 300 or more employees would be needed to operate the plant following its construction. Larsen encouraged islanders to ensure that their concerns about the would-be terminal are included as part of a federal environmental impact statement by attending

a Nov. 3 “scoping meeting” in Friday Harbor. The meeting, one of four in the region, is noon to 3 p.m. at Friday Harbor High School. As required under federal law, the scope of the EIS will determine the amount of impact the terminal and its operations will have on the region and the extent of “mitigation” that would need to be done to avoid or lessen those impacts. Larsen said the agencies responsible for the EIS, which include the Army Corps of Engineers, Washington state Department of Ecology and Whatcom County, must have the freedom and authority to reach their conclusions “without my involvement.” He added that if mitigation is needed, it should be paid for by the industry. On that point, Matthews and Larsen agree. According to Matthews, however, an additional $1 should be added to the perton price of coal so that those those who purchase it are paying to offset the impacts of coal trains, such as air and noise pollution, and traffic congestion. In addition, in his press release Matthews calls for increasing the size of the U.S. Coast Guard in Puget Sound so that maritime and shipping laws can be better enforced.

Peterson to host community meeting San Juan County Councilman Rich Peterson, North San Juan, will host a community meeting Saturday, Oct. 27. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., in the Madrona Bar and Grill at Roche Harbor Resort.

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Turtleback expands The San Juan Preservation Trust has acquired property on Orcas Island which will add more than 140 acres to the Turtleback Mountain Preserve, permanently protecting the entire ridgeline of the mountain. The iconic turtle-shaped profile of Turtleback Mountain is recognizable from throughout the San Juan archipelago. In 2006, thanks to an outpouring of public support, 1,578 acres of the mountain were saved from development. The 30-acre “head” of the turtle, donated to the San Juan Preservation Trust in 1990, is separated from Turtleback Mountain Preserve by 111 acres of privately-held property. When the owners began to prepare their property for residential development, they learned of the Preservation Trust’s interest. After months of negotiation, the parties agreed on a $1 million purchase price. The San Juan Preservation Trust quickly identified $600,000 towards the purchase price, including $500,000 from its own investment funds and $100,000 from four other donors. After a summer fundraising effort yielded an additional $390,000, the Preservation Trust’s board of trustees unanimously agreed to proceed with the project. The acquisition expands the Turtleback Preserve to include the 111 acres of purchased property and the 30-acre turtle’s head, with its stunning 360-degree views of surrounding islands. This addition ensures that the entire Turtleback Mountain ridgeline will remain undeveloped, and enables creation of a new day hike to a premier destina-


A view from Turtleback Mountain Preserve on Orcas.

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tion that has – until now – been inaccessible to the public. The Preservation Trust and the San Juan County Land Bank are working to merge the three properties into a single preserve, with the same shared ownership arrangement established for the Turtleback Mountain Preserve. This partnership and the Washington Trails Association will work together over the next several months to design and build a public trail connecting the Turtleback Mountain Preserve with summit of Turtlehead. The Preservation Trust needs $160,000 to reach a total project goal of $1.15 million. The funds are needed for the purchase price, trail building expenses and a small stewardship endowment. To help complete this project, or for more information about the campaign and plans for public access, please visit, or contact Tim Seifert, Executive Director, at 360-468-3202.

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Opinion Letters to the Editor

Tribute to Sen. George McGovern

Former senator and presidential candidate George McGovern is under hospice care at this writing. Senator McGovern is a decorated combat veteran, a college professor, a three-term United States senator, and a humanitarian. Senator McGovern ran for the presidency against former President Richard Nixon during the Vietnam War. His passing occurs as we are once again about to elect a president, this time after a prolonged, undeclared war in Iraq, during a prolonged, undeclared war in Afghanistan, and under the hysteria of a war against Iran. The passing of Sen. McGovern will be the loss of an exceptional politician that this nation can illafford. We pay tribute to an honest man, an exceptional statesman, a spokesperson for the futility of war, and sadly, the often corrupt foreign policies of the United States government. Senator McGovern, speaking at the Democratic National Convention in 1972, directed his talk on his opposition to the ruinous war in Vietnam: “I have no secret plan for peace. I have a public plan. And as one whose heart has ached for the past ten years over the agony of Vietnam, I will halt a senseless bombing of Indochina on Inaugural Day. There will be no more Asian children running ablaze from bombed-out

schools. There will be no more talk of bombing the dikes or the cities of the North. And within 90 days of my inauguration, every American soldier and every American prisoner will be out of the jungle and out of their cells and then home in America where they belong. “And then let us resolve that never again will we send the precious young blood of this country to die trying to prop up a corrupt military dictatorship abroad. This is also the time to turn away from excessive preoccupation overseas to the rebuilding of our own nation. America must be restored to a proper role in the world. But we can do that only through the recovery of confidence in ourselves.” Senator McGovern, you were right, but we did not listen. May the time come when we do listen and we act accordingly. Roger/Carolyn deRoos Friday Harbor

It’s the bathwater, not the baby

“Save Our Charter” is sure catchy — and rhetorical. It is intended to convince people unsure of the issues that voting “Yes” is a return to the old commission form of government. I don’t buy it. I plan to vote “Yes” for the charter amendments and here’s why. A three-member council elected countywide will best represent the interests of the entire county, not just one island. It gives each of us a stake in the outcome of all the council seats. It will prevent a minority of

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the council from dictating policy and governmental actions contrary to will of the majority and the people they represent. Electing three full-time council members, each paid a living wage, will open the door to a wider constituency. It will provide reasonable access to those with the necessary intelligence, skills and dedication, people who might not otherwise be able to juggle a job or business and family obligations with the demands of the council. Paying a living wage in recognition of a full-time job is not feasible with a six-member council. We have seen too many seats go unopposed lately — when this happens we don’t get the best leadership, we elect the person that shows up. More seats did not result in better representation. Amendment No. 2 tasks the county manager with assisting the council. It doesn’t give individual council members the right to direct staff or make personnel decisions. Elected department heads retain autonomy as mandated by state law. In the last six years under the current charter (with the hoped for separation of executive and legislative powers), was the outcome stronger administrative leadership? Let’s face it, unless elected by the voters, the administrator serves at the will of the council and will never be fully autonomous. The second charter amendment language is realistic and strategic. As for the third proposed amendment (language to ensure public access to all council meetings,) the opposition does not dis-

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agree with transparency per se, rather, they ask the voters to vote “No”, “to send a message.” Seems to me that “Yes, Yes and Yes” is the right message. Sandy Strehlou Friday Harbor

Swapp needed now in Olympia

What are the needs of our county and state? Improved economy, education reform, conservation and property rights lead the list. John Swapp is looking forward to taking the reigns from Kevin Ranker to address these issues. John is a manufacturing business owner and resident of Decatur Island. John has balanced budgets, dealt with state agencies, written paychecks and sailed the pristine waters of San Juan County. Ranker can’t seem to “Discover” how his legislation has hurt SJC residents.

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We need to be represented by a senator who has the common sense not to bring senseless legislation into law that would bully pregnancy centers. Give Washington what she needs.Vote John Swapp for Washington state Senate. Michelle Loftus San Juan Island — Editor’s note: Michelle Loftus is chairwoman of the SJC GOP

Grange 966 says ‘No’ to GMOs

The members of San Juan Island Grange No. 966 voted at their membership meeting Oct. 3rd to endorse the “No GMO” Initiative 20124, on the San Juan County ballot this November. If passed, the initiative would ban the cultivation of genetically modified plants and animals throughout San Juan County. Members heard a presentation by Elaine Kendall, Grange No. 966 member

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and proponent of Initiative 2012-4. Ms. Kendall’s presentation focused primarily on rebutting the issues outlined in the opposing viewpoint statement found in the Voter’s Guide. Viewpoints on both sides of the issue were aired prior to the vote. For the wording of the Initiative, Grange No. 966 encourages voters to go to: https://wei.sos. en/Documents/SOS-%20 San%20Juan.pdf. Submitted by 966 Grange Master Roger Ellison San Juan Island

Coal project puts San Juans at risk

I am very pleased that San Juan County was granted a scoping hearing for the Gateway Pacific Terminal — the proposed coal export facility outside of Bellingham at Cherry Point. See LETTERS, Page 9

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Guest Column: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month; below is the second in a series of articles by local professionals

It’s your right DV: a criminal justice perspective


he county elections office mailed out ballots last week to 11,921 San Juan County registered voters. More than 500 of your fellow citizens returned their ballots immediately. On those ballots are five statewide initiatives and one referendum, plus four San Juan County propositions and two “advisory votes.” Seven candidates are listed for President and two candidates each for U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative. Six statewide offices, three legislative offices, three state Supreme Court seats, one regional Court of Appeals judgeship and our local Superior Court judge (running unopposed) are on the ballot as well. In 2008, San Juan County led the state with a turnout of over 91 percent of registered voters, which included ballots returned from “many” states and foreign countries, according to country Elections Supervisor Doris Schaller. Some of those ballots are from soldiers stationed around the world to protect and preserve your country and your right to vote. Cast an informed vote by studying the voters’ pamphlet that has been mailed to you, or check out the voters’ pamphlet on line at wei.sos. San%20Juan.pdf. That document is chock-ablock full of information on all state and local ballot propositions and all federal, state and local candidates. It even has special sections and contests for kids. If you are registered but haven’t received your ballot, you can print one out from the “My Vote” tab at // default.aspx, or you can call the county elections office at 360-378-3357. If you want to register, you can register in person through Oct. 29 at the elections office, 55 Second St., across the street from the courthouse. Join those early voters and exercise your most fundamental civic right and duty by voting. “There’s no excuse not to vote,” says Elections Supervisor Doris Schaller. We agree.

PUBLIC MEETINGS Ferry Advisory Committee, Oct. 24, 8:30-10:30 a.m., conference room, Legislative Building, 55 Second St., F.H. n SJI School District Board of Directors, Oct. 24, 6 p.m., high school library, 45 Blair Ave. n Friday Harbor Town Council, Nov. 1, noon & 5:30 p.m., Town Council Chambers, 60 Second St., F.H. n Island Rec Commission, Nov. 1, 5 p.m., Island Rec office, 580 Guard Street. n Friday Harbor Port Commission, Nov. 14, 4 p.m., Ernie’s Cafe, 744 Airport Circle Drive. n SJC Park & Recreation Commission, Nov. 15, noon, Legislative Building, 55 Second St., F.H. n

Subtance abuse or mental illness are not the cause of domestic violence


By Sandi Burt, victims advocate

he dispatcher recognizes the victim’s voice. The deputies know the address. The prosecutor remembers the prior incidents. The advocate knows the victim. The defense attorney, judge, probation officer, counselors, domestic violence perpetrator treatment provider know the abuser. We all take our deep breaths, conjuring hope that, perhaps, this time, change will come. We will into ourselves professionalism and creative energy, and rekindle our care. We hope our small piece of the puzzle can, this time, help to make the difference. Why? Because violence escalates. In 2011, in Washington State: n 42 people were killed by domestic violence abusers. n 13 abusers committed murder - suicide. n 83 percent of victims killed by partners were women. 17 percent were men. n Three domestic violence fatality cases involved samesex partners. n The youngest victim, killed by her boyfriend, was 13 years old. The oldest victim, killed by his wife, was 83 years old. n 17 children witnessed a domestic violence murder. n In at least 55 percent of homicides by abusers, the domestic violence victim had left the abuser or was trying to leave (Washington Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2012). Victims call 911 when things are so out of control that they fear for their lives. When they survive, and calm returns, they face the challenging effects of their partner’s arrest — practical and emotional — simply too much for some. When victims also have mental health, substance abuse,

or other problems, the challenge of holding abusers accountable is further compromised by their own desperate needs. They call the advocate, asking for charges to be dropped, no contact orders to be lifted; “It wasn’t so bad. . ..” What many do not understand is that victims do not decide whether charges are filed. This is the sole responsibility of the prosecutor. If domestic violence vicJournal file art tims were responsible for these decisions, how high might the domestic violence homicide rates soar? No contact orders forbid defendants from contacting victims — for the protection of the victim, the family, the community, the case. Paradoxically, when all a victim wants is to reunite with the defendant, the “system” becomes another experience in feeling no control — much like life with an abuser. Most victims want treatment, not jail, for their abusers. This goal is shared by the criminal justice system, especially for first offenses. Many believe counseling and chemical dependency treatment will solve the domestic violence problem. Though substance abuse and mental illness often coexist with, and exacerbate domestic violence, these problems are separate and distinct from the unique problems of abusers. Domestic violence has roots in the way abusers relate to partners — it’s not “caused” by substances or mental illness. All of these problems need to be addressed. State law sets strict standards for Domestic Violence Perpetrator Treatment, but our local state certified program closed a few months ago. Offenders now must get treatment on the mainland — in these economic times, a significant hardship. The alternative? Some time in jail? Fines? Give up? We hope for a program to resume services here soon. We keep breathing, hoping, caring. . .. — Editor’s note: Sandi Burt works as a victims’ advocate with the San Juan County prosecuting attorney’s office.

Topsy turvy? Status quo? Voters decide Roadmap for the local elections landscape, with or without Prop. 1


By F. Milene Henley, San Juan County auditor

he Charter Review Commission has proposed a significant change in the structure of county government. If adopted, Proposition 1 would return the county from six district-elected council members to three council members elected countywide. As supervisor of elections, my interest in the election is ensuring that the process is understood, regardless of the outcome. Please note: This article should not be construed as an endorsement of approval or rejection of Proposition 1. It's purpose is to clarify the statutory electoral process. Should Proposition 1 be rejected, the council will continue to consist of six members and the three members elected in the Nov. 6 election will take office in January and will serve full four-year terms. Should Proposition 1 pass, the three newly elected council members will take office in January, but their terms will end in May, following an election in April of three new council members to the three new council positions. Sitting council members may choose to run for the new positions, but would, like other candidates, have to file to run again. For the new positions, candidates must reside in the designated “residency districts,” but would be both nominated (in a “primary” election) and elected (in a “general” election) in countywide elections. The filing period for the new positions would be Dec. 12-14, 2012.

Because this would be a filing period unique to San Juan County, neither online filing nor online payment of filing fees would be available. All filings must be in person, by mail, or by electronic means (fax or email). However a candidate files, the filing fee must be received in the Elections Office by 4:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14. Contributed photo If three or more candiSJC Auditor Milene Henley dates file for any one of the three council seats, there would be a countywide “primary” election on Feb. 12 to winnow the field down to the top two candidates. Positions for which only one or two candidates file would go straight to the April “general” election. That election would take place on April 23. Two weeks later, on May 7, the April election would be certified, and the new council members would take office the following Monday, May 13. At that time, the terms of the six sitting council members would end. Following the initial election in 2013, council members would be elected at the normal August and November dates. The next council elections would take place in 2014 (for Lopez/Shaw) and 2016 (for San Juan and Orcas). If you have any questions about the process, or would like more information on becoming a candidate, please contact me or elections staff at 378-3357.

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Change the Council Not the Charter 1) Elect Marc Forlenza and Bob Jarman 2) Reject Propositions 1 and 2 of the CRC 3) Demand a halt on new CAO legislation, until scientifically balanced solutions can be shown to solve actual local problems. My name is Nicholas R. Padvorac. I am 89 years old and an owner of ten acres of land on Lopez Island. My family has owned this property since the 1940’s. In 1999 Public Works approached me to discuss improving the corner of Fisherman Bay Road abutting my property. In 2005, as a concerned citizen, I requested assurance that the proposed improvements would improve safety, and cautioned “Expensive and unnecessary spending must be held in check.” The County rolled over me. I was ignored by the former Commissioners and by the Public Works Department. I granted an expanded right-of-way easement, but the County wanted more. San Juan County sued me to force me to sell them five acres of land they didn’t need. I have spent 4 years and countless hours of anguish and money in litigation. After a court-required mediation, the County reneged on an agreed price of $270,000 and now seeks to force me to sell them five acres of land for $191,040 of your taxpayer dollars. I am a fierce defender of the principles contained in the United States Constitution. If you agree, please join me and we will stand up for our principles together:

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Continued from page 6 The hearing will be held in Friday Harbor, Saturday, Nov. 3, at Friday Harbor High School (45 Blair Avenue) from noon to 3 p.m. A scoping hearing for GPT in the San Juans was far from a given. We were granted this hearing because many community members, local organizations and our county council asked for it. I would like to thank everyone who helped with the effort. We put our county and the larger Salish Sea on the map. We have successfully shown that San Juan islanders are ready to take action and protect the Salish Sea from the negative impacts of coal exporting and the lead permitting agencies for GPT are coming to listen to our concerns. We need a huge turnout at the scoping hearing. With the San Juan Islands in the heart of the Salish Sea, we will be at the center of environmental impacts resulting from increased shipping of coal exports — 947 transits of giant bulk carriers are proposed for GPT. Join your community on Nov. 3 if you are concerned about the increased likelihood of an oil spill, the safety of recreational, commercial, and tribal boaters, impacts of increased vessel traffic on orca, fish, birds and other wildlife; the introduction of invasive species in ballast water and increases in ocean acidification associated with the carbon dioxide emissions from burning fuel and coal. Attending the scoping hearing on Nov. 3 and commenting on GPT are the most important actions you can take to date on this issue. Please mark your calendars. Katie Fleming San Juan Island — Editor’s note: Katie Fleming is Friends of the San Juans community engagement director.

I-502: bad idea, poor public policy

Regardless of the outcome of I-502, the marijuana legalization initiative on our ballot, the following facts remain.

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Marijuana is a schedule 1 controlled substance. Marijuana will still be unlawful to possess, manufacture or deliver under federal law. Marijuana is addictive and it impairs a person’s ability to function. If I-502 were to pass, marijuana would become more available and more pervasive in Washington, placing our youth and our communities at further risk. Under I-502, marijuana remains unlawful for people under 21, similar to alcohol. I-502 puts the state in the marijuana business, in competition with the current drug traffickers. If having the state in the liquor business was a bad idea, how can this even be considered? Many of you have expressed grave concern about the drug problems in our island communities. I-502 is a bad idea, it is bad public policy and creates more problems than it will solve. Read the measure very carefully before casting your ballot, and join me in voting “No” on I-502. Rob Nou San Juan Island — Editor’s note: elected in




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Parties agree? Gotta’ like that

There has been a lot of discussion in our community lately on proposed amendments to our county charter, which are on the ballot in the upcoming election. Many opponents of these amendments have written lengthy letters explaining why they should not be approved. At first glance, the whole thing looks very complicated, perhaps even beyond the grasp of the average citizen who does not have a lot of time to spend

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following local government. Which way should we vote on this important issue? In my opinion, it’s not complicated. Two facts stand out to me. One, the Charter Review Commission that created these amendments was a very diverse group. The commissioners came from all over the county and represented many political viewpoints. They spent countless hours interviewing people with direct experience in local government, defining and researching the issues, and working out improvements to our charter. The vast majority of these commissioners voted in favor of putting these

amendments before us, the voters. To me, this is a remarkable effort should not be ignored. Two, our local Republican and Democratic parties have both endorsed the charter amendments. If this isn’t bipartisan agreement, I don’t know what is. Please join me in voting “Yes” on charter amendments 1, 2, and 3. David Meiland San Juan Island

Better science is in our backyard

It is without dispute that the San Juan County is to review the current critical areas ordinance and “include the best available science” in

the update of its regulations (RCW 36.70A.172). One of the most glaring problems with the draft ordinance is that the county is incontestably in possession of better available science. The proposed ordinance maps wetlands using a LIDAR survey which measures geographic contours. This technology does not define with any precision the boundaries of wetlands. In fact, in many areas, this technology erroneously identifies wetlands which, after physical inspection, do not actually exist. In simple terms, the critical areas wetlands as identified in the proposed CAO can only charitably be described as See LETTERS, Page 12

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Guest Column

Legacies left behind: the importance of Initiative 2012-4


By Ken & Kathryn Akopiantz

ur generation inherited a world contaminated with PCBs. They were considered as safe as mineral oil and table salt. PCBs were used in hundreds of applications from insulating fluids, plasticizers in paints, pesticide extenders, caulking, adhesives, to carbonless copy paper. We now know that PCBs are toxic at extremely low levels. According to the EPA, PCBs are a known carcinogen and cause a variety of adverse health affects on the immune, reproductive, nervous and endocrine systems. They are an “environmental hormone” entering into the network of natural hormones and disrupting critical stages of embryonic and immune system development. PCBs can cross the pla-

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) pose a hidden danger, just like PCBs centa into the growing infant and be stored in breast milk. PCBs do not readily break down. They bioaccumulate and work their way to the top of the food chain stored in fatty tissue. Ninety percent of our exposure to PCBs is from our food. Most people have detectable levels of PCBs. Our present levels of exposure to PCBs are expected to cause a number of the health effects mentioned above. As early as 1937 it was apparent that PCBs “were certainly capable of doing harm in very low concentrations.”

CROSSWORD PUZZLE Across 1. Rate of revolution of a motor. 4. From a great distance. 8. Indistinct, shapeless form. 12. Make undecipherable. 13. Author _ James. 14. Singer _ Neville. 16. Nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine. 17. Golden Girl _ Nylund. 18. _ Devil. 19. New Year in Vietnam. 20. Cut off from a whole. 21. Albanian currency. 23. Author _ Caletti. 24. Make an attempt. 26. Dark-red resin. 28. _ with Mussolini. 30. Request. 32 _ Betty. 36. Paperlike cloth made by pounding tapa bark. 39. Continue undisturbed and without interference. 41. Bluish-black. 42. Play a winning serve in tennis. 43. Tall timber tree of New Zealand with white straight-grained wood. 45. Album by the English band King Crimson. 46. Torrent of rushing water. 48. Author _ Cook. 49. Eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. 50. Edible root of the taro. 51. Past tense of "get." 52. Large New Zealand parrot. 54. Brownish. 56. Aquatic plant native to southern Asia and Australia. 60. Strange person. 63. Large open vessel. 65. Conj. (logic) "if and only if." 67. Put to a purpose. 68. Republic in northern Europe. 70. Having inherent physical or mental ability. 72. Actress _ Popplewell. 73. Ordered by the papacy. 74. The _ of the White Worm. 75. Tomorrow Never _. 76. Bare, sandy tract near the sea. 77. Acronym for Iowa Research and Education Network. 78. South American woodsorrel.

By 1966, PCB contamination of the worlds food supply was documented. It was not until 1979 that the production of PCBs was banned by the EPA. PCBs still and will for decades contaminate the environment from improper disposal and hazardous waste sites. Monsanto, the primary producer of PCBs in the United States, maintains that “it acted responsibly in the manufacture of PCBs”. Like PCBs, there are many “technological advances” today. One of these is genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Monsanto, the leader in this field, says that GMOs are “as wholesome, nutritious and safe as conventional food” and that they are “acting responsibly” with this new technology. Like PCBs in the 1930s, the human and environmental effects of GMOs are not understood. The unintended consequences of forcing DNA to combine from unrelated organisms have raised concerns with geneticists around the world. Independent studies have linked GMOs to immune and digestive disorders, food allergies, cancer and antibiotic resistance. Independent studies have shown that claims of greater yields, profitability, and reduced pesticide usage, with the adoption of GMOs, are false. Unlike PCBs, genetic contamination from GMOs does not break down. Small amounts of genetic pollution from GMOs have the potential to grow exponentially. Compared to previous generations, we have easy access to this information. It is this information that we must act upon. It is time that we allow human interests (not corporate interests), common sense and sound independent scientific research determine the legacy which we leave. Vote “Yes” on Initiative 2012-4. Initiative 2012-4 will make our county a GMO-Free growing region. It will not affect what is sold in stores or the raising of hybrids. Only those who knowingly violate this law will be responsible for abatement costs. Approving this initiative will show that the residents of our county are united with concerned citizens around the world, believe in appropriate uses of technological advances, and care about the planet and its inhabitants. For more information visit: — Editor’s note: Ken Akopiantz of Lopez Island Horse Drawn Farms is the sponsor of I-2012-4, on the Nov. 6 election ballot.

Sudoku Down 1. Travels over a surface. 2. Prepares an edition for publication. 3. Examine closely. 4. Fictional character in Marvel Comics who first appeared in New Mutants #42. 5. Act of throwing one down. 6. East Indian tree. 7. American country dance, which starts with couples facing each other in two lines. 8. Coffeecake flavored with orange rind, raisins and almonds. 9. L.A. _. 10. Toward the mouth. 11. The _ Collector. 12. Dislike intensely. 15. Seize. 20. Short branch of a railway. 22. Member of a fraternal organization that supports various charitable causes. 25. Muztagh _, mountain peak in the Kunlun

range in China. 27. Awkward, inexperienced youth. 29. Large boat used to transport merchandise. 30. Fully developed person from maturity onward. 31. Entire sequence of ecological communities successively occupying an area from the initial stage to the climax. 33. Sticky substance used as an adhesive. 34. Item at the end. 35. Variant of yea. 36. Trivial lie. 37. Represented by the generic formula HA. 38. Undecided. 40. Jafar's sidekick. 44. Dark protective fluid ejected by cuttlefish and other cephalopods. 47. Move the head in agreement. 49. Aluminum coin and monetary unit of Vietnam. 51. African antelope.

53. Entangle hair. 55. Being of service. 57. Enveloping layer of body tissue. 58. Widely distributed lichens with a grayish or yellow pendulous freely branched thallus. 59. Freedom of the _. 60. Acronym for Off Street Parking. 61. Two items of the same kind. 62. Add impurities to a semiconductor in order to modify its properties. 64. Road to _. 65. _ N_stase, former Romanian professional tennis player. 66. _ Britton, a well-known English television presenter. 69. One of the British Isles in the Irish Sea. 71. Obstruct. 72. Bustle. Answers to today's puzzle on page 28

Fill in the blank cells using numbers 1 to 9. Each number can appear only once in each row, column, and 3x3 block. Use logic and process of elimination to solve the puzzle. The difficulty ranges from 1-10 (easy) 11-15 (moderate) and 1620 (hard). Today’s puzzle is level 18. Sudoku and Crossword answers on page 28


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As I See It

Views clash over would-be charter amendments Sun at my back, brighter future in store

More open, more accountable

have served on the San Juan County Council for almost four years. Much of this time your county council has dealt with the problems of the past. Long overdue issues such as solid waste, critical areas protections, emergency and wireless communications, the housing element, essential public facilities and others are completed or nearing completion. The past four years have been financially tough for the county. Richard Fralick The county council, county administrator, other elected and county employees have spent extensive time and energy figuring out how to keep the lights on and improve the way we do the business of the people. Thanks to these collaborative efforts, the state gave San Juan County a strong bill of financial health in a recently completed audit. On Oct. 15, the county administrator pro-tem presented a forward-looking 2013 budget together with a preview of years to follow. As part of the presentation we discussed how to embrace the future. For the first time during my tenure we were in a position to have this kind of consideration. Having gone through such tough budgeting years my reaction was visceral. Most of my term was spent in a dark financial valley dealing with issues that had been kicked down the road; to escape we had to labor long and hard. While we are not quite yet at the summit, we are close enough that the sun is on our back and we are planning for a much brighter and more stable future. San Juan County is in a good place through an enormous amount of hard work and through finally being able to take full advantage of the strengths of charter government. Custodians of the past would suggest we go back into the dark valley by revoking key parts of Home Rule. In the strongest terms I see this suggested return as a huge mistake. Instead let’s stay the course; consolidate our gains and move forward. Our current form of governance is working and we can make it even better. Propositions 1 and 2 are counter productive to this goal. Please join me in rejecting Charter Review.

ince a number of my fellow council members are speaking out in regard to the charter propositions, I feel compelled to share my perspective. That said, I will serve San Juan County in whatever way the voters choose. I support all three charter propositions. Proposition 1 will improve our charter with countywide elections for all council positions. This will ensure that council members have a countywide perspective and countywide accountability. Council members are most effective when they pay particular attention to the needs and concerns of their district while at the same time being responsive to all citizens, understanding the issues countywide, and considering the countywide implications of all decisions. This has been my practice during my first term on the county council. I work 50-60 hours a week and make myself available to anyone in the county seven days a week. One reason why I support the three member council component of Prop. 1 is that this will require that all council meetings and decision-making processes be noticed and open to the public. This is imperative if the charter is to be a means for citizens to assert greater control over the actions of county government (as stated in the preamble to the charter). I support Proposition 3, which will require all council meetings, even sub-committee meetings, to be noticed and open to the public. The main reason for my support of



By Lovel Pratt

By Richard Fralick

— Editor’s note: District 4 County Councilman Richard Fralick, Orcas West, is not seeking reelection.

Charter: fails to live up to expectations


Proposition 2 is budgetary. As hard as it has been to address this recession with budget cuts, workforce reductions and concessions, and requests to voters for more revenues, it will be much harder to exercise Lovel Pratt the discipline that will be required to maintain a sustainable budget when the economy improves and to appropriately allocate any additional revenues. The county administrator’s job description is imbedded in the charter. The former county administrator frequently raised the issue of the lack of resources for him to accomplish his job. The charter as it now exists gives a future administrator the basis to demand a larger share of county resources in order to comply with the powers and duties specified in the current charter. This will not necessarily be in the best interests of the citizens given other county priorities. The charter will be improved by Prop. 2. County government would still benefit from a professional administrator in the form of a county manager. The county council would develop a job description for the manager that can take into account the resources available, current priorities, and the potential for more collaboration, and, more importantly, economic efficiencies, among the other elected departments. Please join me to improve our charter by approving all three charter propositions. — Editor’s note: Lovel Pratt represents District 1, SJ South, on the County Council.

By Bob Levinson / SJ Island


am a member of the Charter Review Commission. Six years ago I ran unsuccessfully for a freeholder position but followed the process closely. I was not completely satisfied with the six-person council, felt it was too large for our small community but liked the idea of an independent county executive. It has not worked out as anticipated. I can understand the ® extreme opposition from Over former freeholders and 44 the existing council for Years their stand against the changes recommended Fine Jewelry by the CRC. It is hard to accept your ideas have not worked out. The existing Visit our hand-signed council is also against the orca • eagle • salmon charter changes for basiotter • fiddler crab cally the same reasons. abalone • nautilus • frog After six years of the oyster • starfish • sea gull dolphin • seahorse • conch charter being in effect, I pelican • hummingbird have to admit it has not and tugboat • trawler • schooner there is no guarantee that anchor • mermaid • dory the county operations will unicorn • filigree • rose dragonfly • owl change. Most successful business people have failed …and sometime in their lives, of course, THE only to bounce back and become successful with a change of plans. We learn from our mistakes and move on. Heart We have to admit that of the our original idea for a Islands © charter government has Dan & Diane Levin Originals not worked as planned and 50 First Street • PO Box 1309 make the needed changes. Friday Harbor, WA 98250 (Read this column in its entire360-378-2051 ty at

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“approximate”. It is ironic that better scientific data exists and is already in the possession of the county. Simply, over the past decades property owners have, at the county’s request, conducted professional surveys of wetland boundaries. Often property owners are burdened by smaller buffers if they have a wetland professionally delineated. This situation is more or less symbiotic. The property owner gets more leeway on where she can develop — buffers decrease by half in many cases — and the county gets a better understanding of where the critical areas actually lie from a “boots on the ground” survey performed by a professional geologist or wetland specialist at the

landowner’s expense. The problem with the proposed ordinance’s reliance on LIDAR surveys is that it discards decades of data from site surveys and relies on LIDAR contour data, assumes any depression is a wetland, and shifts the burden of proving the non-existence of a wetland on the landowner. It would seem to me that the council, at a minimum, needs to amend the proposed wetlands maps to conform to the data generated by hundreds of these on-site surveys. It is one thing to parrot that the county is following the “best available science,” it is quite another to actually do it. The council is needlessly exposing itself to liability by ignoring the decades of data already in its possession by reverting to the less exact surveys. Alexandra Gavora San Juan Island

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Lame case in defense of CAO

At the town hall meeting on Oct. 9th, council incumbents Howie Rosenfeld and Lovel Pratt defended the CAO update, the land use

debacle they’ve championed that’s dividing the county and threatening to bury it in lawsuits. 1. “Nothing’s broken, but we must fix it.” Howie and Lovel argued that because the San Juans’ natural environment “is pristine” (a term they often repeated… and a credit to current regulations), it follows that land use rules must be massively overhauled. The CAO update may be an illogical, arbitrary and intrusive solution untraceable to any problem, but, if one loves pristine nature, evidently, one’s obliged to support it. 2. “The GMA made us do it.” Not true. The GMA required nothing like the multi-year, multi-milliondollar process we’ve suffered. The Council let islanders down, abdicated to special interests, has given the views of DOE, Puget Sound Partnership, San Juan Initiative, Friends and tribes greater weight than the rights and welfare of local citizens. 3. “What economic impact?” Asked if the county had done an analysis of the economic impact of the CAO update, Lovel replied that the county wasn’t required to do one. Oh? Marc Forlenza took an hour



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or two to interview local bankers and the county auditor who confirmed that there would be big negative impacts. With over half of all county properties affected (a number approaching ten thousand), conceivably hundreds of millions of dollars of property value could be lost. But we don’t know. This Council clearly doesn’t want to know. Based on their comments at the town hall meeting, I think that electing Marc Forlenza and Bob Jarman is essential to refocus the Council on putting islanders’ concerns first. Scott Webster San Juan Island

Anti-GMO, it’s the only way to go

I am very concerned about GMO foods and having a safe food supply. If you do not want to know the dangers, think you know it is safe or think the FDA/government is protecting you, then don’t watch the movie online: http://geneticroulettemovie. com/ showing until the end of October for free on “The Institute for Responsible Technology” website. If you are curious about what all the flap is, then please do watch the movie and educate yourself, friends and family before you vote on the upcoming Initiative 2012-4. The movie was shown publicly at the Grange this past week, hosted by Gallery 9, and it opened up the eyes of many there. “After two decades, physicians and scientists have uncovered a grave trend. The same serious health problems found in lab animals, livestock, and pets

that have been fed GMO foods are now on the rise in the US population. And when people and animals stop eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs), their health improves. This seminal documentary provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of Americans, especially among children, and offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future.” Please vote on this important issue in our county elections coming up next month and write to your politicians to demand that all GMO foods are labeled so that we can choose to protect our health or not… blessings. Nina Le Baron San Juan Island

Rosenfeld wields the right stuff

I was pleased to see our mayor, Carrie Lacher, endorse Howie Rosenfeld for county council. She’s right — he’s represented the citizens of the town admirably on a host of issues, including ferry service, the environment, and cooperation between the town and county, and I know he’ll represent those living in the Turn Point/ Pear Point area equally well now that they’ve been added to his district. His long residence on the island, as well as his background as a businessman, as director of The Whale Museum, as fire chief, and as a member of the town council have broadened his capabilities, as well as the voters’ knowledge of who he is and what we can expect. Louise Dustrude Friday Harbor

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To San Juan County Residents For more than a decade, Cimarron Enterprises has served as the transportation bridge for solid waste between the San Juan Islands and the mainland. The county council voted to privatize operation of its Orcas Island transfer station. Cimarron is ready to build on our proven service record and established relationships to maintain this essential service.

The Cimarron team offers demonstrated expertise in: • Transportation, disposal, and stewardship of solid waste and recycled materials • Transfer station operation • Management of waste services and multi-faceted projects

Cimarron will lower solid waste fees and provide: • 15% reduction for San Juan Sanitation customers • Retains current staff and provides for additional local jobs in proposed sorting line • Saves self-haul option for Orcas customers and reduced rates • $150,000 in upgrades to improve traffic flow, safety and operational efficiency • Coordinated program with San Juan Sanitation and County • Award-winning recycling and disposal facilities • Innovative approaches to reducing solid waste and maximizing recycling and reuse • Support of local efforts to expand recycling and reuse

Cimarron Enterprises offers San Juan County residents and county officials the best opportunity to meet its goals with high-quality, uninterrupted service. Please urge the county commissioners to complete the contract with Cimarron as recommended by the vendor selection committee. Cimarron looks forward to lowering solid waste and recycling fees for all county residents.


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“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

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Record turnout to compete in ‘RTC’ Pick, Manning, Bacon claim top three slots in Hoeppner memorial regatta PHRF class By Ron DiCristiana Special to the Journal

Friday Harbor Sailing Club’s sixth annual Fred Hoeppner (formerly Mitchell Bay) International Regatta was held October 13-14, out on the west side of San Juan Island. This year, it was an exciting two-day race that involved seven sailboats, skippers and crews who competed in five different races over the weekend, under varying conditions. Race areas were in and around Haro Strait including Mosquito Pass, Low Island, Kelp Reef and back with a short race southwest of Henry Island. Congratulations to the top three final positions in PHRF Class: Dino Pick in “Scarlett de Harro”, John Manning in “Bellwether” and Lloyd Bacon in “Corrida”. The next major event will be the 25th anniversary of the Round the County (RTC) Race, November 10 and 11. Friday Harbor Sailing Club will again help Orcas Island Yacht Club co-host the event. Racers will sail clockwise around the county, starting at Lydia Shoal, on the southeast side of Orcas Island, and end the night just off Mitchell Bay. They will start again the next morning from Pearl Island, and head outside of Stuart and Waldron Islands on the way back to Lydia Shoal. RTC is a regional race and it is big. A record 72 sailboats are registered thus far with upwards of

Double dose of derbys in store

With winter just around the corner, it’s time to get that fishing gear ready

to go. The third annual Resurrection Derby, sponsored by Fidalgo-San Juan Islands Chapter of the Puget Sound Anglers, is Dec. 7 and 8 at the Port of Friday Harbor. Participants

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Far right, skipper John Manning and Bellweather lead the pack in the 6th annual Fred Hoeppner International Regatta, Oct. 13-14.

500 crew members involved. To register for RTC contact Betsy Wareham 360-376-2314. Friday Harbor Sailing club is a non-profit organization for both sailors and power boaters. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month, 5:45 p.m., at the Friday Harbor Grange. All interested boaters are welcome to the potluck dinner and meeting. To learn more about FHSC please go to www. will compete for $15,000 in cash prizes, including a first-place $10,000 award. Proceeds benefit PSA’s salmon enhancement projects; visit for information or

to register. The 10th annual Roche Harbor Salmon Derby, boasting $25,000 in cash prizes, is Feb. 7-9. Info at, Fishing_Derby.html

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island scene

Around Town

From parades to pizza, there’s something for everyone on Halloween page 16

What’s Happening! Thursday, Oct. 25 ‘Crafternoons’; Pumpkin Carving, 3:154:15 p.m., library, free. For children grades 5-8; pumpkins, carving tools suppled. Snacks provided by Friends of the Library. Info, 378-2798. Lavendera Thursdays: Numerology & Tea Leaves, 6:30 p.m., Lavendera Massage, 285 Spring St., free. Sunday Hamilton presents “Discover Numerology and the Art of Tasseography” (reading tea leaves). Info, 378-3637.

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Where: San Juan Community Theatre n When: Sunday, Oct. 28, 5 p.m. n Admission: Adults, $22, student, $11; $ RUSH n

Friday, Oct. 26 Drop-in Pickleball, 7-9 p.m., Turnbull Gym. Ages 16 and up; $2 drop-in fee. Info, 3784953, www.islandrec. org. On Book: Frankenstein, 7:30 p.m. SJ Community Theatre, free. New readers theatre series features Nick Dear’s chilling adaptation of Mary Shelley novel; directed by Eric Concord. Festival seating. Not recommended for ages 10 and under. Info, 378-3210,

Saturday, Oct. 27 Know Your Island Walk... 2012 finale, 1-4 p.m., SJ County Park, Westside Rd, free. History of westside campground featured in 1-mile walk, led by SJC Parks Director Dona Wuthnow. Info, wwwsanjuanislandtrails. org. (See pg. 13). ‘Murder, Madness, Mayhem’, 5-6:30 p.m., FH Presbyterian Church, 425 Spring St., free. Puget Sound Concert Opera performs Halloween-inspired arias, scenes, songs. Piano accompaniment, commentary by PSCO artistic director, Regina See Calendar, Page 18

What: ‘The Jacket’ Acrobacalist Ninja Theatre

By Cali Bagby

Islands’ Sounder reporter


here are certain key elements that keep audiences on the edge of their seats during action flicks – driving music, tight sound effects, dramatic slow motion and killer moves. Somehow a group of performers have brought the elements of the big screen to the stage. While most theatre productions try to avoid replicating the cinema, Nanda has embraced special effects to enhance their performances. “We thought how can we make the show more like a movie experience without making a movie, so we incorporated sound effects,” said Nanda performer Misha Fradin. “In any music score, you notice tight tracks that go with the visuals you are seeing. Sounds make the show more captivating because you are hitting different senses.” The four performers of Nanda from Port Townsend, Wash., are bringing the high-energy show “The Jacket” to San Juan Community Theatre, Sunday, Oct. 28, 5 p.m. It is a live action show that combines comedy, juggling, acrobatics, martial arts, video, music, dance and pop-culture references. It takes a special kind of talent to blend juggling, Charlie Chaplinesque comedy and ninja fight sequences. It takes an even higher level of skill to do it well. “‘The Jacket’ is so completely entertaining it was one of the most enjoyable theater experiences I have had in a long time,” said Orcas Center Director Kara O’Toole, who saw the show in Seattle last year with her 11-year-old son. “We loved the athleticism, the humor (lots of humor), the surprises, the energy, and the extreme creativity.” The Jacket contains humor for adults and slapstick action for kids. Fradin said that the inspiration for the “Jacket” came from the group’s love of the larger than life fantasy genre of “Lord of the Rings,” and the skill and comedy of Jackie Chan movies. “We can be total dorks and then be super bad-ass all in one show,”

Fradin said. How it all started Fradin started juggling at age five after spending countless days at various festivals he attended with his mother, who was an herbalist. It was on these trips that Fradin was left with plenty of time to kill and a look at a world where people lived outside of the “box.” As he began to master juggling, his best friend Tomoki Sage wanted to learn the talent as well. “And when he learned to backflip, I had to do that … so that’s how it started,” said Fradin about how he and Sage began a long and exciting journey of learning new talents. They pushed each other in break dancing and acrobatics. They both received scholarships to dance at a local studio and were joined by the other Nanda members, Tomoki’s brother Kiyota Sage and Chen Pollina. Soon after that the creation of the show, now known as “The Jacket,” was born. And people seem to like their creation. A Youtube video featuring several minutes of the show has reached more than 800,000 views online. “All of us collaborated. We all create together to help each other move forward and create higher art,” Fradin said. While on Orcas, Nanda will also present a 45-minute presentation at the high school on Friday as part of their educational outreach program. It includes a 20-minute show and a lecture that breaks down how they create fight scenes and other action on the stage. “I grew up learning from other jugglers. I wanted to pass on that knowledge and skills,” said Fradin. “And what we are doing is new and we want to teach kids safe ways to do what we are doing to let kids push their limits in positive ways.” For more info, visit Tickets are $25, adults, $11 for student reserved, and $5RUSH at the door. — Contact Islands Sounder Reporter Cali Bagby at cbagby@islandssounder. com or 360-376-4500.

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Halloween happenings: the ‘Fab Four’ Elementary school parade

The celebration begins on the streets of Friday Harbor, as the ghouls, goblins and fairies of Friday Harbor elementary take to the streets to strut their stuff and dazzle the audience with a wondrous array of Halloween costumes, outfits and, well… you’ll see. The costumed caravan gets under way outside the school at 1 p.m. and then heads to Friday Harbor for a one-hour tour of the town.

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Don a costume, grabs some friends, and head on over to Paradise Lanes for a hauntingly good time on the night of Halloween. The fun gets underway at 7 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m. You can take a break from trick-or-treating and drop by the Paradise Lanes for some free pizza, bowling, and more. The annual Teen Halloween Party is sponsored by Island Rec. The celebration includes a costume contest, at 8:30 p.m., with prizes awarded in the categories of the “Most Ghoulish & Gruesome,” “Best Look-Alike,” “Most Original,” and several other captivating categories. The party is open to all children grades 7-12. Parents and chaperones are welcome too. Interested in helping to organize and supervise the fun and excitement? Contact Jason Davis at Island Rec, 378-4953, or jason@

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Carve a pumpkin at the library, Thursday, Oct. 25

Bring the kids to the library Thursday and start Halloween out right with the “Crafternoons-Pumpkin-Carving” program. Geared for kids grades 5-8, the pumpkin carving program is free and pumpkins and carving supplies are provided by the library, as well as a light tasty snack; from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

‘Frankenstein’ on stage

Author Mary Shelley’s classic tale of scientific meddling, parental neglect, cogniContributed art tive development and the nature of good and evil kicks off San Juan Community Frankenstein in the spotlight, SJCT’s ‘Readers Theatre’, 7:30 p.m. Theatre’s “On Book” series, and just in time for Halloween. Directed by Eric Concord, Nick Dear’s haunting version of Shelley’s “Frankenstein”, comes to life with local voices reading and interpreting the riveting story of one experiment gone very very wrong. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. on the Whittier Stage. Door open at 7 p.m. The show Journal file photo also plays on Oct. 26 Ghouls, goblins and fairies strut their stuff at FHES’s or 27. annual Halloween parade, 1-2 p.m.

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Around Town Classic car show delivers rewards

The San Juan Island Family Resource Center and Fish for Teeth each received a check totaling $3,770, thanks in part to the largest turnout at the Concourse d’ Elegance in years. The checks were handed out Oct. 17 at the weekly breakfast meeting of the San Juan Island Rotary Club, which, along with the Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands, co-sponsored this year’s charitable event. Concourse d’ Elegence, an annual celebration of classic and modern cars, is held in August on the grounds of San Juan Island Vineyards. This year’s event drew a record number of entries and spectators.

Winter’s awards, holiday lights

It’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit. And at the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, preparations are under way. The Chamber’s annual Commerce Awards Ceremony, an event to honor local businesses, is Thursday, Nov. 15, at

San Juan Island Golf and Country Club, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The deadline for nominations for a favorite establishment, open to all chamber members, is Nov. 8. The award ceremony is open to all. Admission is $20, and includes hors d’oeuvers, wine and a raffle drawing for a golf-related door prize. Nomination ballots are available at chamber office, 135 Spring Street. The Chamber’s Annual Island Lights Festival is Friday, Dec. 7. The festival begins at 4:30 p.m. with caroling along Spring Street by the Island Chordsmen, under direction of Angel Michaels. Memorial Park once again will be decked out in its holiday finest when the decorative lights — all new this year — are switched on at 5 p.m. In addition, winners of the annual Island Lights contest will be announced Dec. 7. The contest is open to all Friday Harbor businesses; entry deadline is Dec. 5, application fee is $20. Contestants will be judged on Thursday, Dec. 6. For more info, 378-5240,

Lúnasa: Irish music redefined

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Ireland’s Lúnasa at SJCT, Nov. 3.

more than just lucky, they’re good. Named after an ancient Celtic festival honoring the Irish god “Lugh”, patron of the arts, the five-piece acoustic Irish band known as Lúnasa released its debut recording in 1997 and then quickly became one of the more sought-after bands on the worldwide music scene. The group will bring its inventive arrangements and bass-driven grooves to the San Juan Community Theatre on Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. Though distinctively Irish in flavor, the band blends elements of jazz and other improvisational forms of music into a sound that is redefining the Irish sound. Find out more about Lúnasa and its music at, Info at SJCT, 378-3210,

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Get the skinny on Leadership San Juan Islands at an open house Thursday, Oct. 25. A countywide program, LSJI fosters leadership skills, like collaborative problem-solving, facilitation and public speaking, as well as offering analy-


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5:30 p.m., library, free. Film adaptation of book of the month; club members receive free paperback copy. Space limited, pre-registration required. Info, 378-2798.

5th-8th Grade Bookclub: ‘Pictures of Hollis Woods’,

On Book: Frankenstein, 7:30 p.m. SJCT, free. (see above).

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Sunday, Oct. 28 ‘The Jacket’ Ninja Theatre, 5 p.m. SJ Community Theatre. (see page 15). Tickets: $22 adults, $11 students, $5 RUSH at the door. Info, 3783210,

Performer showcase: Waterfall It’s been three decades plus since her debut album was first released, but Seattle-based singer/songwriter Linda Waterfall has no intention of slowing down. In fact, she may be hitting her stride. “Waterfall nearly stole the show with her infectiously joyful anthem “Love Out of Nowhere,” and a hilarious satire of a redneck whose sexist posturing suddenly dissolves into new age psycho-speak,” writes Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe. Waterfall, former bass player for the country rock band “The Skyboys”, will be in Contributed photo Friday Harbor, Nov. 8, to perform at Isle Be Seattle’s Linda Waterfall performs Nov. 8, at Jammin’. Tickets, $10, and info at, 378-5151. Isle Be Jammin’

Poetry and Spoken Word Open Mic, 7 p.m., library, free. Hosted by Anthony DiMichele. Local authors read original work, or those of others, aloud. Info, 378-2798.

Monday, Oct. 29 Drop-in Ping Pong & Badminton, 7-9 p.m., Turnbull Gym. Ages 16 and up; $2 drop-in fee. Info, 378-4953,

Tuesday, Oct. 30 Basketball for adults, 7-9 p.m., Turnbull Gym. Ages 16 and up; $2 drop-in fee. Info, 3784953,

Wednesday, Oct. 31 Teen Halloween Bowling & Pizza Party, 7-9:30 p.m., free, Paradise Lanes; for children in grades 7-12. Costume contests, prizes, free bowling and pizza; sponsored by Island Rec. Info, 378-4953, On Book: Frankenstein, 7:30 p.m. SJCT, free. (see above).

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Saturday, Nov. 3

Lavendera Thursdays: Chapter 3 of life, 6:30 p.m., Lavendera Massage, 285 Spring St., free. Why be ‘retired’? How about a ‘forest dweller’ instead. Discover the distinction through the lens of yoga tradition; led by Shann Weston. Info, 378-3637.

Scooter & Trike Time, 5-6:30 p.m., fairgrounds building. Bring scooters and tricycles, and burn off some energy. Drop-in fee, $3 per person, $8 family. Helmets required; children under 10 accompanied by an adult. Info, 3784953,

Basketball for adults, 7-9 p.m., Turnbull Gym. Ages 16 and up; $2 drop-in fee. Info, 3784953,

Family Open Skate, 7-8:30 p.m., fairgrounds building. Bring your own helmets and skates; music provided. Drop-in fee, $3 per person, $8 family. Helmets required; children under 10 accompa-

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nied by an adult. Info, 3784953, Lunasa, 7:30 p.m. SJ Community Theatre. Branded as Ireland’s newest “super group”, this five-piece acoustic band is one of the most sought-after groups on the international scene. Tickets: $29 adults, $15 students, $5 RUSH at the door. Info, 378-3210,

Monday, Nov. 5 4th Annual Black & White Night Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Friday Harbor House Bluff Restaurant, 130 West St. Benefit for The Whale Museum. Tickets: $80 per person, $150 per couple. Reservations, 378-4710, ext. 30. Info, Drop-in Ping Pong & Badminton, 7-9 p.m., Turnbull Gym. Ages 16 and up; $2 drop-in fee. Info, 378-4953,

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Wolverines fall in Homecoming; 28-14 minutes remaining in the final quarter, the Pioneers pounced on a Friday Harbor fumble to seal the win. With the loss, the Wolverines fell to 4-4 on the year, and suffered their fourth defeat against a 1A conference opponent. It wasn’t the only loss of the night. The Wolverines also lost starting defensive back Noah Stone for the rest of the season. The senior defensive back, who had one of three Friday Harbor interceptions in the game, suffered a compound fracture of the lower leg and was carted off the field on a stretcher. He was later flown offisland for treatment, in a helicopter that flew over the high school football field in the waning moments of the contest.

“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.” ~ Michael Jordan

Comeback bid derailed by flags, fumbles in 28-14 loss to Pioneers Junior running back Nate Steenkolk grabbed a handoff deep in Friday Harbor territory and ran the length of the football field as time ran out on the third period of play. The Wolverines were back in the game. After a slow start on a rain-soaked, sloppy field, they trailed by only a touchdown, 21-14, with 12 minutes left in regulation and home field advantage on their side. The 93-yard TD run was Steenkolk’s second touchdown of the game. But Nooksack Valley had other ideas and a few cards left to play. The Pioneers (5-3) ran six minutes off the clock with a scoring drive that sealed a 28-14 victory in a contest between 1A conference rivals. With just under four

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Sunday, October 28 at 7pm Poetry & Spoken Word open mic

Join host poet and artist Anthony DiMichele for an evening of poetry and prose open mic. Local authors are invited to read their work aloud by the fireplace and hear other local authors read their work, or the work of others.

378-2798 Contributed photo / John Stimpson

Running back Nate Steenkolk fights for yardage against a gang of Pioneers, Friday, at home, in the Wolverines ‘Homecoming’ game.

The Wolverines face regional 1A rival Lynden Christian, Friday, on the road, in their final game of the regular season. It will be the second clash of the season for the two Northwest 1A Conference foes. But unlike the first meeting, in which the Wolverines prevailed 21-14 back on Sept. 7, their second outing of the year, the outcome of

this contest counts toward seeding for post-season play. Next: Friday Harbor face Lynden Christian on the road, Friday, in the final game of the regular season; kick off is 6 p.m. The Northwest District 1 Conference playoffs begin Oct. 30.

league rivals La Conner and Darrington, the Wolverines fell to 3-3 in Northwest 1A/2B League play and 7-6 overall. Friday Harbor wrapped

up the regular season on the road, Tuesday, at Shoreline Christian. The District 1 playoffs begin Oct. 27, at Lynden Christian High School.

Sports briefs Soccer squad faces Kings in playoff opener

The Friday Harbor girls soccer team lost 3-1 on the road, Saturday, to Lynden Christian. Emily Guard scored the Wolverines only goal of the game, closing the deficit to 2-1. The Wolverines open post-season, Wednesday, on the road against Kings.

V’Ball team falters vs Lyncs

One was not enough. The Friday Harbor volleyball team claimed the first game of its match on the road, Oct. 20, against regional 1A powerhouse Lynden Christian, but the Lyncs stormed back to take the next three and seal the win, 22-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-18. With back-to-back defeats earlier in the week against

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Join in the Brickworks ‘barn-raiser’ Remodel of Brickworks building; plenty of opportunity to pitch in By David Dehlendorf

Brickworks, one of the most important civic projects in the history of Friday Harbor, is currently under development in town. If, like me, you want to see this project completed by next spring, you can volunteer no matter what your age or skill level. Financial donations are also needed to cover the cost of building materials, but my letter is about what you can do with nothing but your sweat. So far I have worked eight hours as a volunteer on the building renovation and plan to continue to contribute at least two hours per week through completion. It doesn’t make any difference that I am 70 years old; there is always something for a person of my age and limited skills to do. Please consider making a similar contribution, or perhaps more if you are younger and have carpentry and/or other skills. If you are like me, you will enjoy good exercise and a sense of pride in knowing that you helped bring this important project to fruition. My involvement with the project began before the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild completed development of the Brickworks Plaza at its newly acquired property on Nichols Street earlier this year. The new plaza was a huge success this summer, with the relocated farmers market attracting enthusiastic crowds of residents and visitors alike. In addition, the plaza now serves as a much needed venue for musical and other outdoor events. Parking never became a problem as critics of the project had claimed when the project was first announced. Also, neighboring merchants have benefited from increased foot traffic by

their stores. The project moved into its second and final stage in September, with the beginning of the renovation of the Brickworks building itself. The roof is in the process of being replaced. When it is completed in the next few weeks, work will move indoors and include structural improvements such as the removal of the second floor, the installation of new electrical and plumbing systems, and eventually a food preparation and kitchen facility. Ravenhill Construction is managing the renovation and has a job foreman on site every work day. When completed next spring, the renovated building will provide additional all-weather space for farmers, artists, food vendors, musicians, and a variety of special events. The building will become a much-needed multi-use, year-round facility. Get the If you want to volunteer, please contact Cedarbough Saeji, volunteer project coordinator, at 360-468-4054 Do the or at cedarbough@gmail. ?? com, to arrange a time to start. Or just show up at the Discover cover the Brickworks building with nothing more than a pair of gloves and enthusiasm Please attend a anytime 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, or 8:30 comprehensive presentation: a.m. to noon on Friday. Ask for Credence, the job foreOctober 28, 2:00PM, Eastsound Fire Hall man. I know the Ag Guild and your fellow island residents will appreciate whatever level of support you are able to provide.

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Mildred Louise Sandwith: 1915—2012 Mildred Louise Sandwith, passed peaceA celebration of her life is being planned fully in her sleep early Monday morning, for Nov. 18, 2012 at 2 p.m., in the Friday Oct. 15, 2012, after watching the Sunday Harbor Presbyterian Church, with a recepnight football game and cheering about the tion to follow. A full obituary is to follow. Seahawks win over Brady’s New England In the meantime, more info about Mildred Patriots, in her apartment at the Village of Sandwith is on the site about her 95th birththe Harbour, Friday Harbor, Wash. day party May 2, 2010 in Friday Harbor, By her choice and pre-arrangements, at, body was immediately transferred to style/93704709.html. the University of Washington School of In lieu of flowers, donations can be made Medicine, for medical and surgical teaching in Mildred Sandwith’s name to any of the foland research. Though she will be immensely lowing: The Frank Wilson EMT Association, Contributed file photo /Marlis Sandwith missed by a huge family and many friends, PO Box 1243, Friday Harbor, or San Juan especially those interested in sports, she Mildred Sandwith Historical Museum, PO Box 441, 323 and continues to give to all by willing her body 405 Price St., Friday Harbor; or, The Seattle to medical science. Eventually, her ashes will Children’s Hospital: Commemorative Giving be cast over the grave of her beloved-by-all husband “Pat” Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation or Commemorative Perry John Sandwith, who passed March 3, 1985. Giving Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation PO Box 5371 At 97-and-a-half years young, Mildred still was very Seattle, WA, 98145. active at “communicating”, contributing to the San Juan — Family of Mildred Sandwith Historical Society, playing bingo, exercising and watching, and “critiquing”, all sports — especially tennis. Just two years previously she was adamant about operating her riding lawnmower to help mow her own lawn on the farm she and Pat worked, and where they raised their family of five children, and where she resided until late last year. Mildred worked for attorney Sam Buck, for the fish cannery, and then for San Juan County Engineers and Contractors as an accountant/bookkeeper. Pat and Mildred’s five children, produced 12 grandchildren, and 15 greatgrandchildren. After decades of living and caring for herself in her farm home, with the help of family and periodic nursing during the last 10 months, she lived in her apartment at the Village, after a few EMT-assistance flights and hospital and convalescing stints. At each facility, she received great care from family, medical caregivers, such as Dr. Gossom, and many more, too numerous to mention, as well as many friends, young and old. Mildred was born to Lyle and Agnes (Wright) King on May 14, 1915, in the old Sam Bridges house on Guard Street, where, interestingly, her first two of five children were also born. She staunchly defended any “opinion” that was identical to her own. Her advice to “older people” is, “Obey your doctor.” She did not smoke nor consume alcohol, which helped protect her health and life to 97 1/2 years — a good and healthy lesson for our young, as well as “older people”.

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Mary Anne Klingbiel: Oct. 12 , 2012

hiking and skiing, the open water for sailing. Upon retirement, she The family of Mary Anne Klingbiel sadly announces her sought these out in the Pacific passing after a sudden recurrence of breast cancer. Northwest and found her “paraShe was immediately hospitalized on Aug. 25. After very dise” on Washington’s San Juan intensive treatment she learned her cancer was not further Island in 1998. However, the treatable and on Sept. 20, she elected to return to her home center of her world was always on the island she had come to love, to spend her remaining her family, her son, her husband, time there with family and friends. her home. It was she who daily All who met Mary Anne speak of her smile and bright, brought the sun into our lives. positive attitude. She genuinely loved people which they We thank the excellent staff at immediately sensed and returned. This gift made for a wonSkagit Valley Hospital, the Life derful, loving mother, wife, teacher and friend. Care Center of Mount Vernon, Born and raised in the small town of Dixon Ill., she Mary Anne Klingbiel Hospice Northwest, and Island earned her bachelor of science and masters of science from Hospital Home Health who were the University of Illinois and taught kindergarten for 35 so attendant to her care. We thank also the Cascade years, in four states. Music was an important part of her Ambulance, the San Juan Island EMT, and the Hospice of life. She played the pipe organ in her church, piano and San Juan for returning her safely home, as well as, San Juan oboe at home. Healthcare Associates for Mary Anne’s fine continual mediShe loved the outdoors, especially the mountains for cal care. Our local hospice and many friends provided the aid and support in our home which we so dearly needed. We thank them all. Mary Anne is survived by her husband, Richard Klingbiel, her son, David 2012 Holiday Guide: Klingbiel, daughter-in-law Sylvia Graham, brother, Ted Sales Deadline Nov. 1, publishes Nov. 21 Fries, and niece, Barbara Fries, and Barbara’s husband, January 2, 2013 Journal Edition Justin Price. A Memorial Service for Mary Anne will Sales Deadline Wed. Dec. 26 2012 @ noon be conducted at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Friday Kick off the New Year Harbor. Details of the service will be announced when with the 2013 Wellness Guide! they are finalized.

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Dorothea “Dot” Merlino, 83, of Friday Harbor, passed away at the Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, Wash. on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 17, 1928 in Malden, Mass., the daughter of Ove Jacob & Mary Alice Hansen. She is survived by her son, Richard Merlino, his wife, Carol “CJ” Merlino, and her grandchildren, Jessica Carol Merlino, and Patrick Merlino, his wife Jessica Lynn Merlino, and her great-grandchild, Tristan John Merlino. Dot Merlino lived for 25 years in Boston, Mass., moving to Scottsdale, Ariz. in 1957, and then to Washington state to be with her son and family in 1991. In 2000, the family moved to Friday Harbor, Wash., where Dot became well-known for her awardwinning quilting and embroidery. She was an avid square dancer, enjoyed reading, played the organ,

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and delighted in sharing her love of the sewing and knitting arts with others. A Celebration of Life will be held, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at the San Juan Community Theatre, located at 100 2nd Street, Friday Harbor, Wash., 98250, from noon to 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to “Queen, It’s a New Day”, at — Family of Dorothea Merlino

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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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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

AKC REGISTERED Lab Puppies. Over 30+ titled dogs in the last 5 generations. Sire is a Master Hunter and Certified Pointing Lab. OFA Hip and Elbows, Dews Removed, First Shots, Deworming. 6 Males (1 Black, 5 Yellow), 6 Females (2 Yellow, 4 Black). $750 each. Call Mike, 360-547-9393

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

HAYNES FLUTE, solid silver, $1500 OBO. ROY SEAMAN wood piccolo with sterling keys, $1800 OBO. Both instruments professional quality. Excellent condition. Located in Poulsbo. (360)394-1818

pets/animals Cats

AKC GREAT DANE puppies! Health guarantee! Very sweet, lovable, intelligent, gentle giants. Males and females. Now offering Full-Euroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, HalfEuroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & Standard Great Danes. Dreyersdanes is Oregon stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest breeder of Great Danes and licensed since 2002. $500 & up (every color but Fawn). Also; selling Standard Poodles. Call 5 0 3 - 5 5 6 - 4 1 9 0 . MINIATURE PINSCHER Puppies For Sale. I have 5 adorable puppies waiting to come home with you. 3 Boys and 2 Girls. Tails cropped and Dew Claws removed. Born 07/30/12. Boys: $300, Girls: $400. Please call Amber Today at 360682-5030 or 775-4555979

Automobiles Ford


MOVING SALE! Most items going for $1 dollar or less!!! Furniture, tools, household items! Located at 1785 Douglas Road #66, (The Oaks), from 9am to 12pm on Saturday, October 27th.


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Home Furnishings

ANTIQUE WARDROBE Beautiful crown molding! 2 Pine front doors and Walnut sides! Two large storage drawers. 80â&#x20AC;? tall, and 45â&#x20AC;? wide. 20â&#x20AC;? deep which is perfect for hanging clothes. Excellent cond! Loving transported from Minesota. $900. Bainbridge Island. Call Donna for an appointment to see this functional, gorgeous piece!! 206-780-1144.

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wheels Marine Miscellaneous

8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; WALKER BAY Rigid Dinghy with oars and cover, no sails. Just like new! $750. Ask for Thomas, 360-298-5082. Marine Power

17â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Glass Steury 1979. Solid boat! Comes with Trailer, Strong 85hp Johnson engine, brand new 9.8 Tohatsu motor, new fish finder, new electric down rigger, new electric wench, all new seats, and many extras. Oak Harbor. $2500. (360)675-1662

2003 FORD Taurus SE. Beautiful condition. Under 97,000 miles. All power, air conditioning. All the amenities of the SE model! Charcoal Grey Metallic. Nearly new Goodyear Radials. Babied with Mobile One. $5995 Firm. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Worth It! Compare with local dealers at $6600 to $7995. Whidbey Island. 360-279-1753 Automobiles Subaru

2003 SUBARU Outback station wagon LTD, 6cyl automatic, 76,000 miles, new brakes and tires, regular maintenance with receipts, forest green. Runs like a dream. $12,000. Located on San Juan Island. (360)378-1888, (619)203-4313

BENGAL KITTENS, Gorgeously Rosetted! Consider a bit of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wildâ&#x20AC;? for your home. Like adventure? This may be the pet for you! then click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kittensâ&#x20AC;? to see whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s available with pricing starting at $900. Championship Breeder, TICA Outstanding Cattery, TIBCS Breeder of Distinction. Shots, Health Guarantee. Teresa, 206-422-4370. Dogs

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Sat. Nov 10 & Sat. Dec 8, 9am-1pm At The SAN JUAN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Vendor Space Available! For Application Contact The Fair At 360-378-4310 or

12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;3â&#x20AC;?x6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; GLEN EL Design Bobcat sailboat. Marconi sail, and electric outboard included. Handcrafted wood boat in good condition! $2,500 obo. Call 360678-6684. Marine Parts & Repair

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AKC GERMAN Shepherd puppies, bred for sound temperament and train ability. All German bloodlines. Parents onsite and family raised. $900. 360-456-0362 Visit our web site for great deals

21â&#x20AC;&#x2122; SEA SWIRL including Shorelandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;r Galvanized Trailer. $12,500. Ready to fish, crab or just an all out fun getaway!! Clean and well maintained! Sleeps 2. Features: 302 Ford I/O, VHF, GPS with chart plotter/ maps. 10 HP Honda kicker, electric down riggers, electric pot puller, full/ drop canvas. Friday Harbor 360378-3223.

LAST CHANCE Moving Sale! Still too much left to move!! New items added! Priced to sell!!! Bookshelves, lamps, furniture, project, etc. Saturday, 10/27 from 9am to Noon loacted at 480 Ellsworth, next to the Post Office. WWWNW ADSCOM &INDĂĽYOURĂĽDREAMĂĽJOBĂĽON LINE


2HP NISSAN outboard, runs great. Includes 2.2HP merc, needs coil. $250 total for both. (360)378-1185 Automobiles Classics & Collectibles

1969 VW BEETLE. Pale Blue and is a Beauty. Original paint, 4 speed. Over $3,000 in reciepts. Fun to drive. Perfect for teenager looking for first car or VW Buff. Asking $8,000 OBO. 253-2171986 or 253-857-6162 after 5pm. Olalla/ Kitsap County area. Can email photos.

2002 OLDSMOBILE Bravada Sports Utility 4WD, AT, 4 door. Crusie in style with this fully loaded equipment package! Sleek silver exterior with beige leather interior. Your saftey is complete with On Star option! Runs well! Only 122,000 miles. $3,500. Vashon Island. Call Bob 206-619-1453. Tents & Travel Trailers

15â&#x20AC;&#x2122; JAYCO Heritage Tent Trailer, 2000. Sleeps 6, Push Out Dining, Heater, Front Storage, Hot Water, 3-Way Refrigerator, Double Propane Tanks, Hydraulic Hitch. Great for Camping or Guests. $3000 OBO. 360-3761019

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MOVING AND MUST sell our 2008 Jeep Wrangler! Black, 4 door, 4WD, power locks / windows, AC, locking gas cap, 3.8 V-6, 3 piece hard top, seat covers, alarm, mud flaps, sirus radio, sub woofer, bra / hood cover, step rails, tow package, EBS anti skid, beefy tires, chrome wheels, 49,000 miles. Very good condition! $22,500. Kitsap County. Cathy 360-981-3752 or Motorhomes

2004 31â&#x20AC;&#x2122; FLEETWOOD Storm Fully Furnished in well cared for cond! Fully self contained! Extremely clean inside and out! Sleeps up to 4. Easy driving with back up camera. 2 TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (including King Dome satellite system), DVD player, radio & CD player. 2 slide outs. New engine 2010 with only 2,000 miles. $32,000 obo. Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island. 360-675-1172. Extra auto parts bring in extra cash when you place an ad in the ClassiďŹ eds. Open 24 hours a day

2004 KOMFORT 25TBS in excellent condition! $12,950. Garaged or covered when not in use with low miles (4 trips per Summer). Length: 26â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;0â&#x20AC;?. Axles: 2. Weight: 6018 lbs. Slides: 1. Queen and 3 bunk beds. Sleeps 9. New tires with spare tire and carrier. Weight equalizing hitch with sway control bar. Power Tonque Jack. Four manual stabilizer jacks. Large awning, luggage rack and bike rack attachment. Air conditioner, furnace and lots of accessories. Great deal! Call 425445-0631 or email for more info. Currently located in Fall City, WA. 29â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ALPEN LITE travel trailer. Solid, clean! Comfortable walkaround queen size bed, kitchen and dinette, bathroom with shower, good storage areas, propane tank, some appliances will need replaced. Good condition! $3,500 / offer. 360-3769020. Orcas Island. Vehicles Wanted

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San Juan County, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in the provision of services, in programs or activities or employment opportunities and benefits. Direct inquiries to Administrative Services at (360) 378-3870. TTD relay at 1-800-833-6388. NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 the San Juan County Council enacted the following ordinance(s): ORDINANCE No. 18 -2012: Ordinance of the San Juan County Council of San Juan County, Washington, Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of Limited Tax General Obligation and

Refunding Bonds of the County in the Aggregate Principal Amount of Not to Exceed $5,800,000 to finance Capital Improvements and the Acquisition of Land; Providing for the Refunding of Certain Outstanding Bonds of the county; Providing for the annual Levy of Taxes to Pay the Principal of and Interest on the Bonds; and Delegating Certain Authority to the County Administrator in

Connection with the Sale. The Ordinance will authorize a sale of 14-year limited tax general obligation bonds. The proceeds of the bonds will be used to refund certain outstanding bonds of the County and pay the cost of property acquisition for the County. The ordinance identifies that this type of bond is a primary obligation of the county to pay through its existing tax levy. A total

of not to exceed $7,500,000 will be borrowed for these purposes. The final maturity of the bonds will not be later than 12/1/2026. The ordinance gives instructions as to the form, execution, registration, authentication, and how the proceeds are to be used. The ordinance is filed at the office of the County Council, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA. The ordi-

nance may be inspected and copies obtained 24 hours a day at the County website at or at the Council offices during each business day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more information please contact the Clerk of the County Council at (360) 370-7470. This notice of adoption serves as the

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provements to property, increases in NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO the value of state-assessed property CONSIDER PROPOSED and refunds made. ORDINANCES OF SAN JUAN Annual Budget for 2013 Summary: COUNTY, WASHINGTON, The annual budget of the County of SETTING THE PROPERTY TAX San Juan, Washington for the year LEVY FOR THE COUNTY ROAD 2013, as set forth in Exhibits A and B FUND, THE CURRENT EXPENSE attached to the Ordinance, which refFUND, AND THE LAND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO erences a total estimate of revenues CONSERVATION FUTURES, AND CONSIDER A RESOLUTION of $57,977, 348 and estimated exTO CONSIDER UP TO A 1% APPROVING THE SIX-YEAR penditures of $46,978,903 for all INCREASE IN THESE LEVIES FOR TRANSPORTATION Funds combined. 2013; AN ORDINANCE AMENDING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM All persons wishing to be heard on FEES IN 2013 FOR THE PUBLIC 2013 - 2018 these matters are encouraged to atWORKS DEPARTMENT; AND TO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the tend. Written comments may be SET THE SAN JUAN COUNTY San Juan County Council will consubmitted in advance of the hearings ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE duct a public hearing for the purpose by mail or at the hearing by delivery YEAR 2013 of receiving testimony on a Resolu- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the in person. Please deliver 8 copies of tion Approving the Six-Year Trans- San Juan County Council will con- all written comments to the Clerk of portation Improvement Program a public hearing for the purpose the San Juan County Council at 55 2013-2018. The public hearing will duct receiving testimony on proposed Second Street, Friday Harbor or mail be held in the Council Hearing Room of setting the Property tax to 350 Court Street #1, Friday Harat 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, Ordinances for the County Road Fund, the bor, WA 98250. The proposed OrdiWashington on Tuesday, October Levy Expense Fund, and the Land nances are filed at the Office of the 30, 2012 beginning at 9:30 AM. The Current Futures and to Consid- County Council, 55 Second Street, hearing may be continued from time Conservation Up to a 1% Increase in these Lev- Friday Harbor, WA and may be into time and place to place as may be er for 2013; an Ordinance Amend- spected and copies obtained at the desired by the Council without addi- ies ing the Fees in 2013 for the Public Council offices during each business tional written notice. Department; and to Set the day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. At the hearing, members of the pub- Works BUDGET FOR THE YEAR and 4:30 p.m. The Ordinances may lic will be invited to speak and/or pro- ANNUAL The public hearing will be held also be viewed 24 hours a day at the vide written statements regarding the 2013. the Council Hearing Room at 55 County website at www.sanjuanproposed Resolution. After the pub- in Street, Friday Harbor, Wash- A copy of the proposed Orlic testimony portion of the hearing Second on Tuesday, November 06, dinances will be mailed without has ended, the Council will deliber- ington beginning at 10:15 AM. The charge upon request. For more inate and consider modifications to the 2012 may be continued from time formation please contact the Clerk of Resolution that are proposed by hearing time and place to place as may be the County Council (360) 370-7470 members of the public, county em- to by the Council without addi- and/or the Auditor at (360) 378-3356 ployees or the Council. The pro- desired and/or the County Administrator at written notice. posed Resolution may then be tional the hearing, members of the pub- 360-378-3870. adopted with or without modifica- At lic will be invited to speak and/or pro- LEGAL NO. SJ432304 tions. written statements regarding the Published: The Journal of the San All persons wishing to be heard on vide Ordinances. After the pub- Juan Islands, The Islandsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sounder. this matter are encouraged to attend. proposed testimony portion of the hearing October 24, 31, 2012. Written comments may be submitted lic ended, the Council will deliberin advance of the hearing by mail or has and consider modifications to the at the hearing by delivery in person. ate NOTIFICATION OF INTENT that are proposed by Please deliver 8 copies of all written Ordinances TO OBTAIN CUSTODY. members of the public, county emcomments to the Clerk of the San ployees, or the Council. The pro- Per RCW 79.100, San Juan County Juan County Council at 55 Second posed Ordinances may then be intends to take custody of the dereStreet, Friday Harbor or mail to 355 adopted with or without modifica- lict vessels â&#x20AC;&#x153;(unnamed sailboat)â&#x20AC;?, Court Street#1, Friday Harbor, WA tions. with registration # WN5925ND in 98250. The Resolution is filed at the County Current Expense Fund Levy Shoal Bay on November 5, 2012 and Office of the County Council, 55 Sec- Ordinance Summary: The proposed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Illusionsâ&#x20AC;?, with registration number ond Street, Friday Harbor, WA and Ordinance sets the property tax levy WN2227NG in Friday Harbor on Nomay be inspected and copies ob- for County Current Expense Fund at vember 6, 2012. After taking custotained at the Council offices during $5,172,727, which is an increase of dy, San Juan County may use or diseach business day between the $36,908 and is 0.72 percent over the pose of them without further notice. hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. retain custody of either of these previous tax levy. This amount is ex- To The San Resolution may also be viewed vessels before the Custody Date, the Juan County Community Development &any Planning clusive of additional revenue re24 hours a day at the County web- sulting from new construction, im- owner must: 1) obtain authorization Street, P. O. Box 947, Friday Harbor, WA. 98250 site 135 Rhone at http://www.sanjuanmoor or anchor the vessel in its to property, increases in to (360) 378-3922 c o . (360) c o m /378-2354 c o u n c i l / (360) d i s p l3782116 a y a g e n Fax - provements current location, or 2) move it to a the value of state-assessed property da.aspx#home. A copy of the promoorage facility that has authorized refunds made. posed Resolution will be mailed with- and the vessel, or 3) remove the vessel Land Conservation Futures Levy Orout charge upon request. For more dinance Summary: The proposed from the water. information please contact the Clerk Ordinance sets the property tax levy To redeem the vessel once San of the County Council at County has taken custody, per Land Conservation Futures at Juan To: The Journal & Sounder 360-370-7470 and/or Rachel E. for RCW 53.08.320 (5) (b), the owner $281,141, which is an increase of Dietzman, P.E., County Engineer at $2,057 and is 0.73 percent over the must commence a lawsuit to contest 360-370-0509. Juan Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to obtain Please publish once on 10/24/2012 and bill Community & Planning previous tax levy. Development This increase is San LEGAL NO. SJ430555 custody of the vessel, or the amount exclusive of any additional revenue Published: The Journal of the San resulting from new construction, im- of reimbursement owed, in the suJuan Islands, The Islandsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sounder. perior court of the county in which October 17, 24, 2012. the vessel was located. The written notice of publication required by RCW 36.70A.290(2). LEGAL NO. SJ432099 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islandsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sounder. October 24, 2012

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request can be submitted immediately but cannot be filed any later than the tenth day after the date of custody, which will be November 15th and 16th, 2012 respectively. The right to a hearing is deemed waived if a request is submitted late, and the owner is liable for any costs owed to San Juan County. These costs may include all administrative costs incurred by San Juan County, removal and disposal costs, and costs associated with environmental damages directly or indirectly caused by the vessel. In the event of litigation, the prevailing party is entitled to reasonable attorneysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fees and costs. San Juan County reserves the right to pursue any other remedies available under law. For more information, contact Joanruth Baumann, representing San Juan County, at 206-999-0547 or LEGAL NO. SJ430660 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islandsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sounder. October 24, 2012. MEETING NOTICE Citizensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Salary Commission If Proposition #1 is approved by voters in the November 6th General Election, the Citizensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Salary Commission will meet on Thursday, November 9, 2012. The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m., at the first floor Hearing Room of the Legislative Building, 55 Second St., in Friday Harbor. This meeting may be continued to Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the same location. The public is invited to attend. Written submissions and agenda items for the Commission must be received by 10/26/12 to be considered. Send to CSC, 350 Court St., #5, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. The meeting agenda will be available at . LEGAL NO. SJ432263 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islandsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sounder. October 24, 31, 2012. NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING TO ADOPT A SAN JUAN COUNTY SOLID WASTE AND HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Juan County Council will conduct a public hearing for the purpose of receiving testimony on a proposed Ordinance to Adopt the San Juan County Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan. The public hearing will be held in the Council Hearing Room at 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, Washington on Tuesday, November 6, 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. A summary of the ordinance is as follows: This ordinance adopts the Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan approved by the Department of Ecology on October 5, 2012 and amends the sections of the code to omit reference to the 1996 Solid Waste Plan and reference instead the 2012 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan. 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 Ed Hale, Utility Manager at 360-370-0532. Legal No. SJ432297 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islandsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sounder. October 24, 2012.

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Parcel Number Other Existing End Date End Date** Applicant / Agent Name Date of Date SEPA Hearing Hearing Hearing Project Location Required Environmental for SEPA for Project and Address Application Complete Threshold Body Place Date Island Permits* Documents Comments Comments Jodie & Bill Carter c/o The Permit 36282400 PPROV0Vacation rental of 9/24/12 9/24/12 None NA Exempt -11/14/12 Center, Bob Querry, PO Box 2573, 577 Mineral Point Rd 12-0026 3-bedroom house Friday Harbor, WA 98250 San Juan Island 162850076 Building PPROV0Construction of Donna Linn, PO Box 5332, Blakely, 10/01/12 10/01/12 NA Exempt -11/14/12 234 Airport Way Permit; 12-0029 airplane hangar WA 98222 Blakely Island SWMP Setback variance 160852106 Joseph & Noel Whatley c/o Will PVAR00Hearing Islanders from rear property 7008 Olga Rd Windish, 140 NW Sigard Hansen 10/5/12 10/5/12 None NA Exempt -11/14/12 Examiner Bank 12/12/12 12-0001 line Orcas Island Rd, Poulsbo, WA 98370 Annex 253511004 Council POPNSP- Reclassify to Farm Richard C. Gerring, PO Box 266, Planning 10/4/12 10/4/12 None Farm Plan Exempt -11/14/12 & Ag Conservation 268 School Road Hearing 11/16/12 12-0005 Lopez, WA 98261 Comm. Land Lopez Island Room Reclassify to Farm 240222001 Council POPNSPEdwin and Patricia Lee, PO Box Planning & Ag Conservation 323 Kjargaard Road 10/10/12 10/10/12 None Farm Plan Exempt -11/14/12 Hearing 11/16/12 12-0006 399, Lopez, WA 98261 Comm. Land Lopez Island Room SEPA Determination: San Juan County has determined that the projects SEPA Comments: Anyone desiring Application Comments: Any file may be NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS: Hearing Examiner noted above with a DNS or MDNS will not have probable significant adverse to comment on the Threshold examined by appointment during regular business meetings on San Juan Island start at 10:00 a.m., in the impacts on the environment and has issued a Threshold Determination Determination can do so by hours at the San Juan County CD&P, Courthouse Islanders Bank Admin. Building downstairs meeting pursuant to Sections 197-11-310 and 197-11-340 WAC. An Environmental submitting a written statement to Annex, Friday Harbor. Anyone desiring to room, 225 Blair Street, Friday Harbor. Planning Impact Statement will not be required under Section 43.21C.030 (2)(c) RCW. CD&P, P. O. Box 947 (135 Rhone comment on the Notice of Application can do so by Commission meetings begin at 8:45 am. Any person This determination was made after review of the environmental checklist and Street), Friday Harbor, WA. 98250 no submitting a written statement to CD&P no later desiring to comment prior to the hearing shall submit a other environmental information on file at Community Development and later than the comment date specified than the end date for project comments specified statement in writing to CD&P, PO Box 947, Friday Planning (CD&P). The County has determined that the requirements for above. The Threshold Determination above. Anyone who desires to provide testimony Harbor, WA. 98250. Written comments may also be environmental analysis, protection, and mitigation measures have been may be appealed by submitting a in the public hearing or desires a copy of the submitted at the hearing. A copy of the staff report for adequately addressed in the development regulations and comprehensive written statement of appeal along with decision for this project may do so by requesting this hearing may be obtained generally 7 days prior to plan adopted under Chapter 36.70A RCW, and in other applicable local, the basis for the appeal and a fee to such from CD&P. A copy of the staff report for this the public hearing from CD&P at the address above. state, or federal laws or rules, as provided by Section 43.21C.240 RCW and CD&P within 21 days after the end of project may be obtained from CD&P generally 7 * As directed by applicant, per UDC18.80.030.A.3.f Section 197-11-158 WAC, or as may be conditioned within any MDNS. the SEPA comment period. days prior to the public hearing. ** Suggested, Per UDC 18.80.030.B. Permit Number

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TOWN OF FRIDAY HARBOR LEGAL NOTICES AGENDA HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEW BOARD Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 6:00 PM 7:00 PM Call to Order / Roll Call / Approval of draft HPRB meeting minutes for 10.10.2012 meeting. 7:05 PM Communications from the Town & Citizens

7:10 PM New Business Design Review: Eaton Law Office Conversion to Lodging 7:30 PM Old Business Masonic Hall Door Discussion--continued Ordinance Review: Demolition Cultural Landmark Field Work Reports 8:45 PM Staff Reports & Announce-

ments 8:55 PM Board Reports and Announcements 9:00 PM Adjourn Legal No. FH432311 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. October 24, 2012.

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MISCELLANEOUS LEGAL NOTICES If you filed bankruptcy or have been discharged in bankruptcy, this communication is not intended as an attempt to collect a debt from you personally, but is notice of enforcement of the deed of trust lien against the secured property. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO: Patti Mae Umland, Trustee of the RBRSS Trust Occupants Ron Umland Sr. D e c a t u r Shores Community Association Shawn Baker I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee, Karen L. Gibbon, P.S., will on November 2, 2012, at the hour of 10:00 AM, at the front steps of the San Juan County Courthouse, 930 Court St. #7, in the City of Friday Harbor, State of Washington, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of San Juan, State of Washington, to wit: LOT 21, DECATUR SHORES - DIVISION II, A PRIVATE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN VOLUME 4 OF PLATS, AT PAGES 39 AND 39A, IN THE OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR OF SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINTON. TOGETHER WITH A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE ROADS AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT AS A MEANS OF INGRESS AND EGRESS FOR PRIVATE ROADWAY PURPOSES AS DECLARED AND GRANTED IN THE DEDICATION OF DECATUR SHORES - DIVISION II, A PRIVATE SUBDIVISION. SITUATE IN SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. APN #152850021000 (commonly known as Lot 21 Decatur Shores (Vacant Land), San Juan, WA), which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust, dated August 19, 2004, recorded August 25, 2004, under Auditor’s File No. 20040825023 records of San Juan County, Washington, from Patti Mae Umland, Trustee of the RBRSS Trust, as Grantors, to San Juan Title Company, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Connie M. O’Neill, as Beneficiary. The beneficial interest of said deed of trust is now held by Nora Jean O’Neill, Executor, Estate of Connie M. O’Neill, deceased. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The Default for which this foreclosure is made is as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts, which are now in arrears: Promissory Note due in full:

Principal Balance $12,365.38 Interest at 7% from 7/26/10 to 8/25/11 $936.15 Interest at 12% from 8/25/11 to 7/18/2012 $1,375.66 Bankruptcy Fees: $3,000.00 TOTAL AMOUNT DUE TO 7/26/2012: $17,677.19 Default other than failure to make payments: Delinquent Property Taxes for the following: 2008 - in the amount of $117.76 (including penalty and interest), 2009 - in the amount of $263.09 (including penalty and interest), 2010 - in the amount of $247.71 (including penalty and interest), 2011 - in the amount of $242.61 (including penalty and interest), and 2012 in the amount of $204.54 (including penalty and interest) The figures above are good through 7/31/2012. You must contact the San Juan County Treasurer at (360) 378-2171 for updated figures. IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal $12,365.38, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on November 2, 2012. The defaults referred to in paragraph III must be cured before the sale to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before the sale, the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the principal and interest plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or deed of trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower or Grantor at the following addresses: Patti Mae Umland, Trustee of the RBRSS Trust All At: 4714 Rd W SE Ron Umland Sr. W a r d e n , WA 98857-9348 Shawn Baker Patti Mae Umland, Trustee of the RBRSS Trust Also At: 16309 2nd Place West, Apt. R-4 Lynnwood, WA 98087 by both first class and certified mail on May 30, 2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were per-

sonally served on May 31, 2012, with said written Notice of Default and/or the Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has in his possession proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address is set forth below will provide in writing, to any person requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the abovedescribed property. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections, if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale, pursuant to R.C.W. 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s Sale. DATED: July 26, 2012 KAREN L. GIBBON, P.S., Successor Trustee By: GIBBON, President LAW OFFICES OF KAREN L. GIBBON, P.S. 3409 MCDOUGALL AVENUE, SUITE 202 EVERETT, WA 98201 (425) 212-3277 STATE OF WASHINGTON ss. COUNTY OF SNOHOMISH On this day before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for the State of Washington, duly commissioned and sworn, personally appeared KAREN L. GIBBON, to me known to be the President of the corporation that executed the foregoing NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE, and acknowledged the said instrument to be the free and voluntary act and deed of said corporation, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned and on oath stated that she is authorized to execute the said instrument. Given under my hand and official seal on July 26, 2012 Tracy A. Charron Notary Public in and for the State of Washington, residing at: Everett My commission expires: 3/25/2015 LEGAL NO. J424315 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. October 3, 24, 2012 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN JUAN IN PROBATE In The Matter of The Estate of GEORGIANA FERN CHRISTENSEN, (aka Fern Georgeann Christensen)

Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS PROBATE NO. 12 4 05054 4 The Personal Representative named below has been appointed and has qualified as Personal Representative of this estate. Persons having claims against the decedent must, prior to the time such claims would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, serve their claims on the Personal Representative or the attorney of record at the address stated below and file an executed copy of the claim with the Clerk of this Court within four months after the date of first publication of this notice or within four months after the date of the filing of the copy of this Notice with the Clerk of the Court, whichever is later or, except under those provisions included in RCW 11.40.011 or 11.40.013, the claim will be forever barred. This bar is effective as to claims against both the probate assets and nonprobate assets of the decedent. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS with Clerk of the Court: 10/8/2012 DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: 10/24/2012 Dated this 4th day of October, 2012. /s/ Rena Joan Jorgenson Personal Representative Attorney for the Estate: Diana G. Hancock, WSBA #29325 175 Village Road P.O. Box 160 Lopez, WA 98261 (360) 468-3871 LEGAL NO. S432040 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. October 24, 31, November 7, 2012

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN JUAN IN PROBATE PROBATE NO. 12 4 05055 2 In The Matter of The Estate of MARCU L. BRYSON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Personal Representative named below has been appointed and has qualified as Personal Representative of this estate. Persons having claims against the decedent must, prior to the time such claims would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, serve their claims on the Personal Representative or the attorney of record at the address stated below and file an executed copy of the claim with the Clerk of this Court within four months after the date of first publication of this notice or within four months after the date of the filing of the copy of this Notice with the Clerk of the Court, whichever is later or, except under those provisions included in RCW 11.40.011 or 11.40.013, the claim will be forever barred. This bar

is effective as to claims against both the probate assets and nonprobate assets of the decedent. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS with Clerk of the Court: 10/8/2012 DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: 10/17/2012 Dated this 2nd day of October, 2012. /s/ Steven D. Bryson Personal Representative Attorney for the Estate: Diana G. Hancock, WSBA #29325 175 Village Road P.O. Box 160 Lopez, WA 98261 (360) 468-3871 LEGAL NO. J430269 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. October 17, 24, 31, 2012 The Port of Friday Harbor will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 5pm at Ernie’s Cafe at 744 Airport Circle Drive, Friday Harbor, WA. The purpose of this meeting is for the Commission to conduct a Public Hearing on the proposed budget for 2013. There will also be a Special Port Commission meeting on Tuesday, October 23rd at 4pm at Ernie’s Café; the regular scheduled Port Commission meeting on Wednesday October 24th is cancelled. For questions please contact Phyllis Johnson, Port Auditor, at 378-2688. LEGAL NO. J430425 PUBLISHED: The Journal of the San Juans, October 17, 24, 2012. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING On November 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., the Board of Supervisors of the San Juan Islands Conservation District will hold a public hearing at the offices of the San Juan Islands Conservation District at 540 Guard Street, Friday Harbor, Washington to hear public comment regarding a revision to San Juan County Ordinance No. 10-2005 concerning the conservation district special assessment (RCW 89.08.400(3). To conform to requirements of new state law (ESHB 2567) passed last legislative session, the San Juan Islands Conservation District is proposing that special assessments be based upon a $5.00 flat rate, plus an additional per acre assessment that would be set at five cents per acre. Interested persons may appear at the public hearing and give testimony for or against the proposed revision. Legal No. J432302 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. October 24, 31, 2012.

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Stillpoint scholarship fund honors Bryan


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Stillpoint School has created the Sally W. Bryan Scholarship Fund to support excellence in elementary education. The scholarship fund honors Bryan’s continuing passion for lifelong learning, beginning with the excitement that can occur in an outstanding elementary school. Bryan has been involved in education for 65 years, as a parent of four, high school

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teacher, counselor, school board member, and teacher at both Running Start and Elderhostel programs on San Juan Island. With the establishment of the scholarship fund, Stillpoint continues to honor Bryan’s educational legacy by providing a program that will result in curious, disciplined, energetic learners. The Sally W. Bryan Scholarship Fund seeks donations from those who understand and value an outstanding school experience during a child’s formative years. Contributions will benefit children attending Stillpoint School, San

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Sally Bryan flanked by Stillpoint School’s Dori and Katie Sears.

Juan Island’s only stateapproved independent elementary school. Donations are tax deductible, and may

be mailed to Sally W. Bryan Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 576, Friday Harbor, 98250.

Kromer earns award

Walk the halls of Friday Harbor High School and you will see a gallery of art created by talented students. Since the AP Art program started three years ago, with arrival of instructor Andy Anderson, every student who submitted work to the College Board received a score of 3 or better. Many received a 5, the highest score available. Will Kromer, a senior, received the highest score and became the first student in Washington state to have art selected for display on the AP Studio Art website in the 2D Studio Art Quality portfolio section. Kromer’s work will be displayed at ( ap/sub_studioart.html) within the next two months.

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FHHS’s Will Kromer.

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