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Values drop by $1.7B

‘Isle’ of welcome commitment By Scott Rasmussen Journal editor

2013 property assessments fall, but not tax bills By Steve Wehrly Journal reporter

The assessed value of all properties in San Juan County dropped by a combined $1.7 billion for 2013, an average of 21.4 percent, according to initial reports released by the county assessor. Most property owners will see the assessed value of their property go down in 2013, but many assessments on Orcas Island went down even furtherby more than 30 percent. “That’s due to the fact that those properties were last appraised in 2008 at the top of the market,” Assessor Charles Zalmanek said. The only properties in the county with an increased assessed value, Zalmanek adds, are “several large condominium boat slips at Capron’s Landing.” He went on to explain that extreme adjustments would be unlikely to occur in the future because county appraisers will be reassessing the entire county every year, instead of every three years, using new statistical methods being implemented statewide by the Department of Revenue. See value, Page 4

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Lopez Island’s Ron Hall, left, and longtime partner Robert Hermann fill out forms for a marriage license, Dec. 6, at the San Juan County Auditor’s office. Six same-sex couple were issued licenses last week.

Everett man nets derby’s top prize, 10K

See marriage, Page 4 Eric Wagner of Friday Harbor Seafoods calculates the weight of a fish caught by veteran Resurrection Derby participant Mark Shinman, of Anacortes, on Day 1 of the derby

By Scott Rasmussen Journal editor

A total of one hundred fish were hooked, reeled in and weighed on the first day of the derby alone. That’s four more than were weighed-in both days combined the years before. But in the end, at the conclusion of the 3rd Annual Resurrection Derby, none proved any bigger, or more valuable, than the 15.67-pounder that shot Bob Norling of Everett to the top of the leader board at the

After 35 years as a couple, Karen Kuster and Susan Moon had pretty much done it all. They raised three adopted children, have a second grandchild on the way, and seven years ago retired to San Juan Island without ever having stepped a foot on the island. The two, formerly of Los Angles, became smitten by a book about the islands But then Referendum 74 came along. And Moon and Kuster will soon embark on a new era in their three-decade long relationship. With a marriage license in hand, they intend to wed on the solstice, Dec. 21. “It’s a special time for us,” Moon said. “That’s when we celebrate Christmas, really.” Six marriage licenses were issued to samesex couples last week by the San Juan County Auditor’s office. Not only did local voters join their state counterparts in embracing Ref. 74, which legalizes gay marriage in Washington state, they did so enthusiastically, with 71 percent approval, compared to 54 percent statewide. A couple for almost 17 years, Lopez Island’s Ron Hall and Robert Herrmann jumped at



end of Day 1. Norling, a derby veteran who ended up in a three-way tie for second place a year ago, netted a cool $10,000 cash, the derby’s top prize, by outlasting the competition on the second and final day of the event.

Talk about value added? Norling’s winning fish equals roughly $640 per pound. Seventy-five teams, most with four anglers each, took part in this year’s Resurrection Derby. That’s See Derby, Page 4

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the entire 1987 “margin,” or profit, just that the distributions are made “once a year, as OPALCO’s finances permit.” The co-op noted in its press release that checks range from $5 to “thousands of dollars” to large power users such as schools and grocery stores. “The majority of the checks are in the range of $100 - $250,” according to the co-op. Distributions of less than $5 or distributions to members from 1987 who cannot be located are held for two years, then allocated to either the Education and Promotion Fund or the Retirement and Replacement Fund. OPALCO urges members and former members to keep the co-op updated with a current address. Deceased members may be paid capital credits “on a discounted basis, upon approval of the Board,” according to the cooperative. For more information, visit www.opalco. com/members/capital-credits.

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Feds look to renew ‘No-Go’ zone discussion Fisheries Service lobbies for renewed discussion of no-go zone off west side of SJ Island By Steve Wehrly Journal reporter

In 2009, the National Marine Fisheries Service proposed a “no-go zone” off the west side of San Juan Island to help protect the endangered Southern Resident killer whales. After local whale-watch companies, kayakers and others voiced substantial, even heated, opposition to that “no-go” plan, the Fisheries Service, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, abandoned it in 2011 in favor of speed limits, increased buffers and public education efforts. On Dec. 5, the Fisheries Service put the issue back on the table. “In the final rule, we decided to gather additional information and conduct further analysis and public outreach on the concept,” said Lynne Barre, branch chief of the Fisheries Service Protected Resources Division, in a recent letter to

the San Juan County Council. At a meeting of the Marine Resources Committee in Friday Harbor, Barre said that the Fisheries Service budget includes money for public outreach that needs to be used before March of next year. She suggested that NOAA wants to sponsor a conference to discuss the “no-go zone” and some of the “70 different suggestions” various people and groups have made for further protecting the whales, listed as endangered under federal law since 2005. “This would be a conversation, not a workshop for setting policy,” Barre said. MRC Chairman John Aschoff and several committee members support such a meeting, as did San Juan County councilwoman Lovel Pratt. Councilman Rich Peterson, though not opposed to the meeting, suggested any decision be deferred until new council members Bob Jarman and Marc Forlenza joined the council next year. Pratt, Peterson and Councilman Howie Rosenfeld all were in attendance at the Dec. 5 MRC meeting. Peterson also distributed copies of a resolution passed without dissent by the county council Dec. 4 that states: “The County’s position regarding the “No-Go Zone” as pro-

posed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric (Administration) will be that position articulated by the San Juan County Council and not that of any of its subcommittees or advisory groups.” As proposed by Fisheries three years ago, the half-mile no-go zone would extend along the west side of San Juan Island, from Mitchell Bay in the north to Eagle Point in the south, and be in effect from the beginning of May through the end of September. It would apply to all types of vessels, including kayaks. It was offered up as part of the recovery plan that the federal agency was tasked with developing to help protect and to restore the population of Southern residents. Several audience members expressed opposition to the no-go zone idea and to the proposed conference. Bill Wright, co-owner of whale watching company San Juan Safaris, said “NMFS should stop pushing no-go zones and instead work on salmon recovery and enforcing the current rules wherever whales are foraging.” Wright later said he wants to remind the NOAA Fisheries Service that “the county council, the town council, the visitors bureau and the chamber of commerce all told them to take the ‘no-go zone’ issue off the table.”


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Value: Continued from page 1 “In addition, we’ll be doing on-site physical assessments on one-sixth of county properties every year,” Zalmanek said. The percentage drop in assessed values averages 18 percent on most of San Juan Island, but Friday Harbor properties saw a 21 percent drop. Because Lopez Island was recently assessed, the average reduction for most of that island was only 9 percent. Shaw Island assessments

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the opportunity to obtain a marriage license on Thursday, the first day they were available at the San Juan County auditor’s office. They were the fourth couple of the same gender to plop down the $60 fee and then leave the courthouse with a license to wed in hand. The two intend to marry as soon as possible. In fact, after the 3-day mandatory waiting period elapses, Hall and Herrman will exchange vows in San Juan County Superior Court, on Monday, with Judge Don Eaton officiating. Hermann, 59, said he firmly believed at one time that he would never live to see the day. “Not ever, never in our lifetimes,” he


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decreased by almost 22 percent. Property assessments for 2013 began arriving last week in the mail. The downward trend of assessments doesn’t mean your property tax bill will be reduced, however. Under state law, the property tax levy rates are adjusted to produce a certain amount of revenue: if the assessed valuation goes down, the rate goes up to raise the same amount of money as in the previous year, plus a maximum of one percent as provided by state law. The converse is also true: if the assessed valuation rises, the rate (expressed as a “mil” so many cents per thousand dollars of valuation) should go down, but the amount of property tax will usually remain the same, absent tax increases or reductions provided by law. In fact, some properties may actually see their tax bills rise in 2013 because of technical differences between countywide tax levies and local taxing districts covering only parts of counties. In addition, tax bills on Lopez Island will rise because Lopezians voted in favor of a property tax levy to fund operations of the new Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District. Do lower assessments mean that home prices will also go down? “No,” said Gary Franklin, managing partner at Windermere Real Estate in Friday Harbor. The terms appraised value and assessed value are frequently used interchangeably by home buyers and sellers but the differences make for an apples and oranges type of comparison, Franklin said. “Tax assessments have only a small effect on the market value of a home,” he said, noting that the real driver of home



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Legal challenge launched against charter changes ‘Grossly unequal’ district sizes results in unequal representation, suit claims By Scott Rasmussen Journal editor

Three islanders are challenging the legality of voter-approved changes to the county charter, as well as state law, in a lawsuit filed last week in a Skagit County courtroom. Filed Dec. 4 by Friday Harbor attorney Stephanie O’Day, on behalf of Jeffrey Bossler of Orcas Island, San Juan’s Michael Carlson and Jerrold Gonce of Lopez, the lawsuit contends, among other allegations, that because the three legislative districts created by Proposition 1 are “grossly unequal” in population that voters and county council candidates residing in those districts will be treated unequally if countywide council elections, also ushered in by Prop. 1, become the norm. “The grossly unequal district sizes established by Proposition 1 result in disparate and unequal treatment of San Juan County voters,” the lawsuit asserts. “The change in county government caused by this measure results in differential treatment of citizens within each district of the county.” For example, the lawsuit notes that the odds of being elected to the county council for anyone residing in the Lopez/Shaw district, with a population of 2,753, are three times greater than they are for anyone who resides in the district that compromises San Juan Island and its outer islands, with a population of 7,662. In addition, the suit contends that the combination of unequally

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The county council adopted a $52,185,285 budget at its Dec. 4 meeting on Lopez Island. The budget ordinance, which by law must be, and is, balanced, passed unanimously. This year’s budget totaled $51.66 million, about $500,000 or 1 percent less than the 2013 budget. The budget is divided in two parts, a “General Fund,” which is roughly equivalent to the state operating budget, and the “Special Revenue and Proprietary Funds.” Major expenditures of the general fund are $2.6 million for the Sheriff, $1.8 million for health and community services, $1.4 million for community development and planning, and $1.16 million for general administration. General Fund expenditures total just under $18 million. Special revenue and proprietary funds expenditures total just under $34.1 million. These expenditures include $11.6 million for county road construction and maintenance, $4.4 million for equipment, $3

sized districts and countywide elections violates a citizen’s constitutional right to equal representation by “diluting” the number of votes cast for a council candidate running from their respective districts. Though unequal is size, Prosecuting Attorney Randy Gaylord counters that the legislative districts established by Prop. 1, or re-established, are authorized by state law under an exception and a statue tailored in Olympia primarily for San Juan County that dates back to 1982. The districts mirror those that were in place before voters approved the Home Rule charter in 2005, which carved those three districts into six to accommodate a 6-person council, he adds. Moreover, Gaylord points to a state attorney general opinion, issued in the early 1990s, that backs that state statute which allows for legislative districts of unequal populations in a county made up entirely of islands and with a population of under 35,000. “An attorney general opinion carries a great deal of weight in the legal realm,” he said. “One of the prime arguments in the case is that they’re trying to invalidate a state statute that’s been in effect for more than 30 years.” He added that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on a number of occasions that countywide, or “at-large” elections, are consistent with the constitutional guarantee of “one-person, one-vote”. Backed by the Charter Review Commission and approved by voters Nov. 6, propositions 1, 2 and 3 took effect following certification on Nov. 27 of local election results. In addition to seeking to have each proposition declared invalid and overturned, the lawsuit asks for a temporary injunction that would put on hold any

million for bond redemption, $1.8 million for county parks, and $1.6 million for capital improvements, which includes mainte-

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proposition-related changes or proceedings, with smaller ones, and they were very caresuch as the upcoming 3-day filing period – ful in how they went about it,” he said. Dec. 12-14 – for county council candidates. “That’s why there were three amendments, Along with changes brought by Prop. 1, not just one, that people voted on.” which replaces the 6-person council with three full-time legislators, Prop. 2 handed authority of day-to-day county operations to the council, and replaced the position of county administrator with a county manager whose Friday, December 14 at 10:30 am duties will be determined by The Library hosts an annual holiday party for toddlers and the 3-person council. Prop. pre-school aged children. Join Melina Lagios, Kathy Babbitt 3 ensures that all council and Maggie Gallivan for stories, songs, holiday cookies and meetings are publicized and crafts and a very special guest. Don’t forget your camera. open to the public, except for those meeting criteria of 378-2798 a “closed session”. The lawsuit also maintains, among its seven allegations, or “causes of action”, that each of the three charter amendments ran afoul of state law because all three addressed more than a single topic. It also contends that Proposition 1 violates state law because three entirely new council members could take office at the same time, 25 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, 360-378-8822 and because not all those Open Daily 6:30-4:30 positions are slated for a full 4-year term. WALK-UP, DRIVE-THRU, STOP BY, SAY HI Gaylord doubts those claims will carry enough weight for any of the propositions to be overturned. “The charter review commission was charged with looking at big topics and

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San Juan Singers Directed by Angel Michaels The community chorus shares a Celtic-themed concert of carols old and new accompanied by the sweet sounds of harp, fiddle and Irish flute.

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Fri.-Sat., December 21-22 ۰ 7:30 pm On Book! Readers Theatre A Christmas Carol Adapted by Charles Ludlam, this is the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge haunted by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future; directed by John E. Davis. FREE Admission! Doors open at 7 pm For more event info or to purchase tickets: SJCT Box Office: 378-3210

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Young volunteers make a difference

Our annual Dollars for Scholars San Juan Island letter campaign, which is a primary source of funding for this important program, is going out this week, but we can’t hope to reach everyone through direct mail. This letter to the editor is one more way we can raise the community awareness for the important work being done by our young volunteers in our community. As you may already know, the mission of Dollars for Scholars San Juan Island is to support higher education and promote volunteerism among our community’s youth. Students who have completed a minimum of 80 hours of volunteer community service during their high school career are eligible for a scholarship from our organization. This past year Dollars for Scholars San Juan Island was selected as one of the top chapters across the nation. We are honored to know our mission has been recognized and hope you will see this as further proof

that your support is well directed. Here are a few things you might not know about Dollars for Scholars San Juan Island: n There are 75 students currently participating in volunteer activities for the San Juan Island community. n Students can receive matching funds for their Dollars for Scholars scholarship through participating institutions. n We are part of a national organization known as Scholarship America, which supports Dollars for Scholars chapters across the county. Our chapter can help you, your family or your organization establish a scholarship for San Juan Island students by: Providing 501(c)3 status, holding, administering and distributing scholarship funds, vetting viable candidates for your scholarship, including assisting or overseeing the selection process. If helping to grow volunteerism in our community appeals to you, please join us with your financial support of a donation to our scholarship fund by visiting us on the web at www., or by mailing your support to: Dollars for Scholars,

Purrrfect ‘Fest’, CATS says thanks

Just Imagine, our 2012 Holiday Festival, rocked, on Dec. 1. Not only did it raise more than $112,000 for San Juan Community Theatre, but it also brought our community together for holiday cheer, great food, dancing, entertainment and so much more. Thank you to everyone — CATS, volunteers, sponsors, donors, staff, attendees, media — for helping to make this such a fantastic event and helping your Theatre “Reach for the Stars!” Pat Nieman President, SJCT Board of Trustees

You deserve our applause, credit

As commissioners for San Juan County Public Hospital District #1, we want to express our greatest appreciation to all the for-

The Journal erred by failing to note its policy on identifying affiliations of guest columnists — generally done at the end of such a column — in an editor’s note at the conclusion of a letter, “Useful information revealed”, pg. 6, Dec. 5. Failure to do so may have left an impression, as it did with the writer of the aforementioned letter, that two recent guest columnists neglected to identify their group affiliation, and that the Journal took it upon itself to do so. Such an impression, in either case, would be false, inaccurate and unfair. We regret the error. n



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mer staff of the Inter Island Medical Center. You all have worked hard to provide healthcare to our community over many years and many of you have worked on the planning and process of making Peace Island Medical Center happen. You all suffered financial stress with less pay and more work in these last years. We honor that as well, and your willingness to go forward. You also dealt very well with the many changes this past year and the transition to Peace Island Medical Center. Thank you all so much for your service and your commitment to make this transition possible. We wish you all the best as you take on this next journey in healthcare for San Juan County. You are: Tina Barnes, Rachel Bishop, MD, Haria Burke, Cynthia Cazacopol, RN, Cindy Conrad, RN, Rebekah Deitz, RN, Marlena Gutierrez, Emily Hallock, RN, Cathy Hansen,

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Katherine Holt, Pamela Hutchins, Auralee Jameson, RN, Loren Johnson, MD, Denise LeDuc, Rosalie Le Vee, RN, Susan Mahoney, MD, Joann Mayo, RN, Ryan McCullough, Angela Menjivar, R.T.R,, Tony Hasselman, R.T.R., Kathleen Oliver, M.L.T., Cher Renke, Joanne Runyan, RN, Julie Stock, Doug Tuttle, MD, Carrie Unpingco, Kimberlee Van Der Kolk, ARNP, Beth Williams-Gieger, and Michael Wingren, MD. We also want to thank the Inter Island Healthcare Foundation and the Medical Center Guild for their continuous support throughout the life of the Inter Island Medical Center. You have been the many people working behind the scenes to help sustain our medical center here on SJI. Thank you all. hospital commission

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Can use of ‘killer’, orca is the name

In the Journal for Wednesday, Dec. 5, page 3, there appears an article regarding the de-listing of “killer whales.” I wish to strongly denounce the term “killer” and its use to describe these wonderful animals. Am I a “killer human” because I eat beef, chicken and fish? These creatures have a perfectly valid name. They are orca whales and should be referred to as such. David T. Hoopes San Juan Island

Freedom, rights demand defense

Saturday, Dec. 15 is National Bill of Rights Day, a day to honor, to celebrate, and to reaffirm this nation’s commitment to civil liberties, as enshrined in the Bill of Rights. See LETTERS, Page 7

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‘Tis the season to shop on island


efore you brave the mainland for your lengthy Christmas shopping list, we want you to take a moment to think about where your dollars are going. Or rather, where they are not going. The best way to keep our islands thriving is to support local businesses. Studies show that twothirds of every dollar spent locally stays in your community. Plus, island stores have really cool, unique merchandise that you’ll never find at a major retailer or big box store. Gift certificates are also a fun option. Everyone gets their hair cut. Many you know a few people who would love receiving a therapeutic massage. How about a membership to a health club or other fitness studio? An oil change, perhaps? Dinner out at a restaurant or coffee from a local cafe? One week’s worth of cleaning services? Or maybe even a subscription to a weekly, local newspaper? On the next two Saturdays, or at least one of them, give yourself a shopping present: skip the crowded ferries and the mainland mall mash and shop Friday Harbor. On Dec. 15, before the Lighted Boat Parade, or on Dec. 22 before the Christmas TV specials, take your time to find the right book or the right fishing reel or toy at a local store. And don’t forget about the excellent art, fine jewelry and fibercrafts created right here by island artists, and available right outside your doorstep — with no charge for shipping. We understand there are some big ticket items that simply cannot be found here. But for everything else — and there is a lot — look for what you need right here. It is one of the greatest gifts you can give to the place you call home — and your neighbor, Yule Shoppe.

PUBLIC MEETINGS n Port of Friday Harbor Commission, Dec. 12, 4 p.m., Ernie’s Cafe, 744 Airport Circle Drive. n SJC Citizens Storm Water Advisory Committee, Dec. 13, 8:30 a.m., large conference room, Legislative Building, 55 Second St., F.H. n SJI Fire Department Commission, Dec. 13, 3:30 p.m., Mullis Street fire station, 1011 Mullis St., FH. n Land Bank Commission, Dec. 14, 8:30 a.m., Mullis Center, 589 Nash Street, F.H.; public comment, 9 a.m. n SJI Hospital Commission, Dec. 19, 5 p.m., Frank Wilson EMS Building (new), 1079 Spring St., F.H. n OPALCO Board of Directors, Dec. 20, 8:30 a.m., OPALCO office, Eastsound, 183 Mount Baker Road, Orcas Island. n SJC Fair Board/Parks & Recreation Commission, joint meeting, Dec. 20, 11:30 a.m., Fair Administration Building, 846 Argyle Ave., F.H. Brief business meeting followed by potluck, joint discussion.

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Guest Column

So, what’s my home really worth? Assessments may be down, but that’s only one measure of a property’s value, and not the best


By Gary Franklin

he terms appraised value and assessed value are frequently used interchangeably by home buyers and sellers, but the differences make for an apples and oranges type of comparison. Appraisal: An appraisal value represents the fair market value of a house based on comparable sales, condition and location of the property, size and number of rooms and type of construction. Appraisals are generally done in connection with mortgage financing and the number used is a base to determine how much money to lend. Banks and mortgage lenders don't want to loan out more than a property is worth. An appraiser looks inside the home and takes into account many interior (and exterior) improvements. Assessment: An assessment, on the other hand, is the value of a house as determined by appraisers that work for the county tax assessor, using recent sales of comparable properties. This type of appraisal is sometimes referred to as an “ad valorem” appraisal, and it is used to establish a value for calculating fair and equitable taxes between and among all properties in the county. Ideally, the assessed value (for taxes) and the appraised value (for the mortgage loan) should be very close if the date of the appraisals are the same or close. Also, the assessor’ appraiser only goes inside the home if invited by the property owner, so recent improvements are sometimes not factored into the assessed value, especially if there was no permit issued for the improvements. For the first time, this year, approximately 5/6ths of the assessments were done using a statistical analysis of sales in a general neighborhood to adjust the previous assessed values. Only the northern half of Lopez Island, along with Shaw, Decatur, Blakely and Center islands were physically inspected and appraised by the assessor’s appraisal staff. Then a statistical valuation was used for all other properties in the county. Now that the county is adjusting values on an annual basis, the assessments should be more in tune with actual market values, but you should keep in mind the assessment date is the first of the year, so the assess-


Continued from page 6 The Bill of Rights became law when a number of the original 13 states refused to sign the United States Constitution without the inclusion of language to protect individuals from a despotic central government. In response, the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution, subsequently referred to as the Bill of Rights, were ratified on Dec. 15, 1791. The Bill of Rights serves to define and limit the powers of government, to state to all members of the government that they serve the citizens and that the citizens reserve the right to restrain government. The Bill of Rights guarantees that rights not explicitly granted to the government,

are reserved to us as individuals. The Bill of Rights protects our freedoms of speech, of the press, of assembly, of religion, to petition the government; to keep and bear arms; protects us from unreasonable arrests, searches and seizures, coerced confessions, cruel and unusual punishment, excessive bail; and secures our rights to probable cause, due process, counsel, jury trials and defense witnesses. We write in praise and celebration of Bill of Rights Day because the Bill of Rights is central to the promises, opportunities, and tensions between “We the People” and our government. We also write to deplore the extensive violations of the Bill of Rights by the administration of former President George W. Bush that remain unpunished

ment only reflects the market value on that date. It should be noted, however, that a statistical adjustment to existing assessed value does not recognize changes to a property, such as deferred or exceptional maintenance, changes in view attributes over time, and to new construction that was accomplished without a Journal file photo building permit. Gary Franklin You can find a breakdown of our property taxes at, San Juan County Property Taxes, which are the lowest in the state. Market Value: This is the other method used to value properties. When an appraiser does her work for a lender, she will consider the recent sales of comparable properties. When a seller wants to sell or a buyer wants to buy, they should ask a professional realtor to develop a Comparative Market Analysis, or CMA. These calculations will compare properties that have actually sold in the marketplace. This is probably the best valuation for an idea of what a property is worth in the local marketplace at a given point in time. For a short article highlighting the difference in these terms, visit, click here. We have seen a doubling of the number of homes sold on San Juan Island in 2012 versus 2011, from 52 to 113 (Jan.Dec. 4). The mean price (half sold above this price and half sold below this price) has risen from $451,000, in 2011, to $453,000, in 2012. So this past year, we've seen 57 sales priced below $453,000 and the same number sold above. We didn't just see closing on foreclosures and short sales, but also on reasonably priced homes, in all price categories. If you would like specific numbers in the different price brackets, please let me know. We feel that this is a "rocky bottom" in our market and we don't anticipate any large downward fluctuations in our market over the next year. Indeed, with falling inventory and more sales pending, we are hopeful to begin the new year with guarded optimism. Happy Holidays — may you and your family attract health, wealth and happiness. — Editor’s note: Gary Franklin managing partner at Windermere Real Estate, Friday Harbor

and unrepaired. Perhaps we thought that the abuses were an aberration. Maybe we were reassured when then Presidential candidate Barak Obama stated on March 2007, “I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution.” Sadly, the Obama administration both continues and extends the abuses to the Bill of Rights. We urge all citizens to participate in the opposition to the violations of the Bill of Rights that are increasingly enshrined in unconstitutional laws and/ or unconstitutional practices. Imagine this nation without the Bill of Rights. Steering Committee Friends of the Constitution Coalition Friday Harbor

Little Atlas livin’ large, thank you

Our little guy was born Dec. 13, 2011 and has grown so much in a year. Born so early and so little, at just one pound, 14 ounc- Atlas Dickson es, he’s grown to be a very happy and healthy little boy. We want to express a big, “Thank you” to all the people who put together the benefit for our family last March: Brooke Melville, Kerry Andrews, Frankie Robertson, Jason Davis, and to Oren and Peggy Combs at The Rumor Mill for hosting See LETTERS, Page 8


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Dana Bruce Mower: Feb. 18, 1956 — Nov. 28, 2012 Dana died doing what he loved the most, skiing a black diamond mogul run after a fresh snow fall of 36 inches on a gloriously sunny day in Sun Valley, Idaho. One of his last phone calls, of course from the ski hill, was “It’s just perfect, just perfect.” Dana had an enlarged heart which led to a heart attack on the Christmas Lift Chair on Mount Baldy. He was skiing alone, knowing how sweet it was to catch the last run of the day. The quiet. The joy. The connection he felt to the God that Dana knew. Dana grew up in Tacoma, Wash., on Wapato Lake, with four siblings and parents who raised him to believe in himself and Dana Mower encouraged his independent spirit, which later led to Dana’s successful career as a real estate entrepreneur. Dana graduated with a degree in civil engineering

from the University of Washington, and in 1995 started DBM Consulting Engineers. Dana’s visionary sight and focus brought him remarkable success with real estate investment. From 1999 to 2003 Dana developed Landis Point and Hazel Gardens apartment projects, as well as the 2003 Street of Dreams. From 2004 to 2007 Dana parlayed his previous successes into Riversand, a 40-acre residential development project in Auburn, Wash. This project exemplifies one of Dana’s strongest attributes, which was to convert a Contributed photo property with entitlement difficulties into a developable piece of land. In 2005, Dana refitted his dream boat, The Christina, a 120-foot yacht; he was looking forward to exploring the blue-sky waters of the Caribbean. In 2007,

Dana realized his dreams in purchasing Lynyard Cay, a 77-acre island in the Bahamas, where he planned a multiuse luxury community. Dana loved hiking the Sawtooth Mountains in North Central Idaho and walking the downed, yellowed maple leaves in October. He loved crabbing off of Sunset Point and piloting his boat through all weather in the San Juan Islands. Dana loved golf, skiing, and most especially the miracle of flight — to look upon the world from his cockpit 3,000 feet up, and to watch the earth fall away and the heavens open. Dana lived with passion and dignity and invention. His soul ran deep. Dana left this world with no fear. Dana leaves behind his mother, Lois Mower, and his siblings, Larry Mower, Greg Mower, Linda Turner, and Scott Mower. And Dana leaves behind Christine Leiren Mower, the love of his life for 37 years. A memorial was held at Neighborhood Church, 2802 Bridgeport Way W, University Place, WA 98466, on Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. Please send any donations to the American Heart Association in memory of Dana Bruce Mower. — Family of Dana Mower


CROSSWORD PUZZLE Across 1. Bandy words 5. ___ four 10. Order taker 14. Decline 15. "Home ___" 16. 100 cents 17. Song and dance, e.g. 18. Catalogs 19. Ballet move 20. Restaurant host, French (2 wds) 23. Baptism, for one 24. Conceit 28. Buttonhole 31. "Fantasy Island" prop 32. "Comprende?" 33. Twisted shape 36. Mozart's "L'___ del Cairo" 37. Enlarge, as a hole 38. Dust remover 39. Like a stuffed shirt 40. ___ grass 41. Region surrounding Earth where clouds form 45. Schuss, e.g. 46. Accident 47. Coffee server 48. Modus operandi 50. Dirty coat 51. Impossible to enter 57. Bowed 60. In pieces 61. Bounced checks, hangnails, etc. 62. Face-to-face exam 63. Plunder 64. "The ___ have it" 65. Characteristic

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Continued from page 7 at The Rumor Mill for hosting such a beautiful event. Thank you to Kels Boreen, Josh Clauson and Julia and the Dream for playing your beautiful and rockin’ tunes. So many thoughtful and generous donators too: Cindy Destaffany at The Gourmet’s Galley, Sandy and Ron at Mosquito Fleet, Tommy and Diana Pieples, Lloyd and Myah Thompson, Sandpebble, Ositos, Pelindaba Lavender, Sarah Jensen, Tasha Frey, Robin Blair, Sue Burns, Mike Walliman at Civilized Society, Nomi Ross, Terry Ogle, Isla Botanica, Amara Zee, Loea, Ryan’s Rhodies, Francie Hansen, Spa d’Bune, Harper Poesy, Gentry Aesthetics, Downriggers, Earnies, Market Chef/Western

Prince, Roy’s Espresso, San Juan Roasting Co., Mi Casita, Haley’s, Raelene Casaday, Paublitos, Basics One on One Marion Melville, Sarah Clauson, Daisy Bloom, Skyline Treecare, Cask and Schooner, Community Theatre, The Nelsons, Terese Smith, Bountiful Herbs, Laura Bell, Paula West, Jeanne Niland, San Juan Outfitters, High Seas Tuna, Sweet Earth Farms, Jodi Digiacomo, Michael and Mary Bruels, Mark Cummingham, The True Spokes, and Summer Meltdown Festival. Thank you! We are so very thankful for the support from our island community. We appreciate each one of you and are glad to be back to our home, San Juan Island with our family. Peace and growth in the coming year. The Dickson Family


carrier 66. Andrea Bocelli, for one 67. Bind Down 1. Did laps, say 2. Legal prefix 3. The "A" of ABM 4. Comfort station 5. Atelier item 6. Say "Li'l Abner," say 7. Brit's "Baloney!" 8. "What's gotten ___ you?" 9. Exam takers 10. Quartet member 11. Cast 12. Victorian, for one 13. Coxcomb 21. Classic board game

22. Auspices 25. Chemical cousin 26. Safe 27. Inadequate 28. Down's opposite 29. Decrepit 30. Omnivorous mammals resembling racoons 31. ___-mutton (2 wds) 34. Discontinue 35. 40 winks 39. In a place where something cannot be removed (2 wds) 41. Not us 42. Barricade 43. Military lookout 44. "D" 49. Deed

50. Self-regulating feedback mechanism 52. Fencing sword with blunt point 53. Indian bread 54. British term for young man 55. Onion relative 56. "___ quam videri" (North Carolina's motto) 57. Impede, with "down" 58. "... ___ he drove out of sight" 59. Masefield play "The Tragedy of ___" Answers to today's puzzle on page 18

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 6. Sudoku and Crossword answers on page 18

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Flu shots: good idea for all By Susan Leff

Personal health services manager, SJC Health Department


ealthy infants and toddlers need flu shots as well. San Juan County Health Department reports only 23 percent of the youngest and most vulnerable residents in our county have immunizations that are up to date. This group of young people do not have fully developed immune systems. While some of the diseases that immunizations protect against have been eradicated, many are still present in our very mobile communities. Polio was eradicated from the Western hemisphere but still is epidemic in Afghanistan. Our troops could easily re-introduce polio into our communities and, because of our low immunization rates, provide a foothold to bring back polio. Measles and pertussis are good examples of vaccine-preventable diseases that have resurged due to low immunization rates. Vaccine work by preventing diseases before a child is exposed, thus decreasing their chances of needing to be hospitalized, dying, overuse of antibiotics or antivirals, or passing their illness on to others, like the elderly or people with chronic illnesses. Vaccines help build immunity by imitating an infection, but this “imitation” infection does not cause illness. It does, however, cause the immune system to develop the same response as it does to a real infection so that the body can recognize and fight the vaccine-preventable disease in the future.

Fewer than 25 percent of island children that should be immunized have gotten their shots, according to the public health department Sometime after getting a vaccine, an imitation infection can cause minor symptoms, such as a fever. Such minor symptoms are normal and should be expected as the body builds immunity. Vaccines are safe and effective. Review your child’s immunizations with a health care provider to understand the benefits and risks of the immunization your child might be missing. Immunizations can save your family time and money due to prolonged illnesses from the complications, like pneumonia, and time away from work. Young children rely on the “champions” in their lives to keep them safe and healthy. These champions may be parents checking in with their healthcare provider about whether their child is up to date on immunizations. All families want to do what is best for their children. We protect them by wearing seat belts and using car seats. Another important way to protect our children is to immunize them completely and on time. Influenza and other children’s vaccines are available at all healthcare provider offices in San Juan County. For more information, contact your healthcare provider, or San Juan County Health Department, 378-4474.

SJs named No. 3 by travel guide “The Gourmet Archipelago” is Lonely Planet’s new moniker for the San Juan Islands. The publisher of more than 500 travel guides and home to a travel website that gets 12 million hits per month has ranked the San Juans “Number 3” in its Top 10 U.S. Destinations for 2013. “We’re thrilled,” said Barbara Merritt of the Visitors Bureau. And that was before MSNBC featured the list and the

San Juans on it’s Saturday lineup. Louisville, Kentucky, and Fairbanks, Alaska, took the first two places on the list. Our archipelago was followed by Philadelphia and American Samoa. Lonely Planet’s list drew on a recent website article by Brendan Sainsbury, calling the San Juan Islands “The Gourmet Archipelago” — a descriptive title that apparently includes Lummi Island, home to the New

York Times-mentioned Willows Inn, and an unnamed restaurant that features “local-caught razor clams”. But quibbling aside, mention of The Bay Cafe on Lopez and Doe Bay Cafe on Orcas, and the lavender farm and the alpaca ranch on San Juan Island, can’t help but enhance the popularity and growing reputation of the San Juans corner of paradise. And not a mention of orcas or coal ships.

‘Grief Group’ formed by Hospice San Juan, series of eight weekly meetings to begin Jan. 15 Hospice of San Juan is sponsoring a Grief Support Group for anyone who has lost a family member or a friend. The group will meet each Tuesday, beginning Jan. 15, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., with eight weekly meetings, concluding March 5. Meetings will be facilitated by Friday Harbor counselor Lenore Bayuk. Participants will be offered a time to talk and to share common experiences, ask questions and participate in discussions. Hospice will also provide information and tools designed for dealing with the process

of grief, as well as with other topics of interest to participants. Meetings of the support group are offered free of charge, thanks to a grant from San Juan Island Community Foundation, in partnership with PeaceHealth and other partners. To sign up, contact Bayuk at (360) 378-3636, ext. 1. For information, contact Hospice Grief Support coordinators Madelyn Busse,, or Margaret Langlie, mlanglie@godulanglie. com.

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San Juan school district recognized as ‘STEM’ leader San Juan Island School District has been named one of five “STEM Lighthouse Districts” by Washington state, following a statewide competition. The Lighthouse designation acknowledges districts that have developed the state’s best STEM programs. Short for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, the term STEM was originally used by immigration officers in fast-tracking qualified foreign applicants for entry into the American workplace. It has now become a focus for educators, elected officials, industrialists, professional associations and unions intent on bringing the skills and knowledge of high school graduates in-line with high paying technical jobs in the modern workplace. School district board member Jack McKenna authored the district’s STEM resolution.

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“While we have been recognized as one of the top districts in the nation, the fact is that even the best American schools continue to prepare graduates for yesterday,” McKenna said. “Through the further development and implementation of STEM curriculum on San Juan Island we can begin to carefully move our teaching and learning in the right direction.” As recipient of the state’s STEM Lighthouse designation, the district will function as a resource and as an example of best practices in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics instruction for other school districts, especially small districts, for which quality STEM programs are considered especially challenging. STEM teacher and former engineer Larry Wight wrote the district’s successful application.

“Those of us that have been pushing for STEM here have been frustrated at the slow pace when we compare ourselves to larger districts with more resources.” White said. “But now, this award recognizes that among small districts, San Juan Island is actually a leader in STEM innovation and implementation. It is simply harder in a small district to find the necessary resources. I am so grateful that superintendent (Rick)Thompson strongly encouraged me to write the proposal. The award affirms that our efforts are on the right track, and the grant will allow us to move forward without having to cut other worthwhile programs.” — Editor's note: information above was provided in a school district press release

Banry honored with first-ever ‘Sixth Wolverine’ award Clayton Banry is the first-ever recipient of Friday Harbor High School’s newly created “Sixth Wolverine”, award. Inspired by the Seattle Seahawks “12th Man” ceremonies and sponsored by San Juan Pasta, the award honors efforts by volunteers on behalf of high school athletic programs or in the

community. “This is such a great honor,” said Deanna Banry, Clayton’s mother. “He’s in love with this community and volunteering is just his way of showing it.” As recipient of the Sixth Wolverine Award, Clayton rang a brass ship’s bell, donated by West Marine, at halftime

of the boys basketball game. Saturday in Turnbull Gym, calling the players back onto the court for the start of the second half. Clayton has volunteered at Island Convalescent Center, the Community Theater, the animal shelter, and currently volunteers at the San Juan Island EMS.

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Fatal drought in 4th, FH drops home opener, 57-45 Too little, not too late; Williamson drains deep three at the buzzer, nets Wolverines only three points of final period By Scott Rasmussen Journal editor

With a steady grip on a 5-point lead, the Wolverines headed into the final period with momentum on their side. But the well went dry. They managed only three points over the final eight minutes of play, dropping their home opener to Seattle’s Bear Creek Grizzlies, 57-45, in a double-digit turnaround, Saturday, in Turnbull Gym. “I think we may have gotten a little tired in the fourth,” Coach Rod Turnbull winced. “The effort was there. We gave ourselves a chance to win, but you can’t turn the ball over against a quality team like that and not expect to have it cost you.”

The Wolverines (1-2) committed 19 turnovers over the course of the non-league contest. The Grizzlies (3-1) had seven. Friday Harbor led by five at the half, and again by five at the end of the third, 42-37. But the Grizzlies, a 2B Division perennial post-season powerhouse, drained four three-pointers and outscored the home team 20-3 down the stretch, sparked by backto-back three-pointers by junior Luke Blankenbeckler to start the period, to run away with the win. Junior Jacob Benson scored a game-high 20 points before fouling out late in the fourth, and Blankenbeckler and junior Collin Feight each tossed in 11 points for the Grizzlies.

Outgunned by Grizzlies, 43-30

A patchwork lineup held its own in the first half, but Wolverines fell off the pace in the second, as Bear Creek steadily took command to clinch a 43-30 victory, Saturday, in Turnbull Gym. Playing short-handed in its home opener, Friday Harbor (0-3) scored 12 points in the opening half and limited the 2B Grizzlies to 19 to stay within striking distance at the break. Junior post-player Tabatha Keane tossed in six and Kendra Meeker added four, combining on 10 of the Wolverines 12 first-half points. The Grizzles struck with a 12-6 in the third to take a commanding lead, and tradJournal photo / Scott Rasmussen ed baskets down the stretch Rebound in hand, Friday Harbor’s to seal the win. Bear Creek’s Tyla McKay looks for an outlet. Kristina Englestone scored 12 of her game-high 19 points after the half, and 6-foot 2-inch freshman center Catherine Fernandez tallied 10 points. Keane tallied a team-high 12 for Friday Harbor. With the loss, the Wolverines, hampered by early season ineligibility and injuries, fell to 0-3 overall and, following a 44-25 defeat at Orcas, Dec. 7, fell to 0-1 in league. Next: The Wolverines host Concrete Tuesday (6 p.m.), Dec. 11, in a Northwest 1A/2B League contest. They face Tacoma Baptist, Friday, and Naselle, Saturday, in back-to-back games at La Conner High School. Friday Harbor is at home to face divisional 1A rival Mount Baker, Dec. 28, tip off is 4:30 p.m.

Otis Cooper-West led Friday Harbor with 14 points, Williamson added 13, three of which came on a deep three-pointer at the final buzzer, the Wolverines only points in the fourth. “They’re a good team with a good track record and they came out firing at the end,” Williamson said of the Seattle-area opponent. “But we weren’t looking inside enough and we just weren’t beating their zone.” With the loss, Friday Harbor fell under the .500 mark, at 1-2, with a win over regional 1A rival, South Whidbey, and a loss in the season opener to Division 2A BurlingtonEdison. Next: The Wolverines travel to La Conner High School, Friday, to face Tacoma Baptist, at 5 p.m., and again on Saturday, at 3:30 p.m., against Naselle.

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Winter Sports Preview Back to the basics Defending league champs reload; new faces, new roles


he learning curve will be steep, no doubt about it. While the Friday Harbor girls basketball team will take the court for the 201213 season as defending Northwest 1A/2B League champ, it will be without that trio

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Date Dec. 1 Dec. 7 Dec. 8 Dec. 11 Dec. 14 Dec. 15 Dec. 28 Dec. 20 Dec. 22 Jan. 3 Jan. 5 Jan. 8 Jan. 11 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 22 Jan. 25 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 4

Opponent Time South Whidbey 33-22 (L) Orcas 44-25 (L) Bear Creek 43-30 (L) Concrete 6:00 p.m. Tacoma Baptist (@La Conner) 3:30 p.m. Naselle (@La Conner) 2:00 p.m. Mount Baker 4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Coupeville Nooksack Valley 5:30 p.m. Mt. Vernon Christian 5:30 p.m. Darrington noon Meridian 5:30 p.m. Orcas (TBD) Concrete 5:00 p.m. Lynden Christian noon Cedar Park Christian 3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. La Conner Blaine noon Shoreline Christian 5:30 p.m. Post Season Begins

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of four-year players (Nash, Taylor, Turnbull) who carried the team on their collective back and, after bouncing back from a mid-season slump, strung together six-straight victories en route to claiming the league title, the team’s second championship in three years. But that was then. Only one senior from the last year’s starting lineup, Jean Melborne, returns to the roster. Still, Head Coach Eric Jangard says there’s no need to hit the panic button. In fact, Jangard, now is his seventh year at the helm, welcomes the chance to instill a new core of players with the fundamentals of what’s proven to be a winning program. “I think we’ll get better as the season gets going,” he said, “but right now we’re still building on the basics. This is a great group of girls, and our goal mainly is to learn to play the game together. Our expectations have to be realistic.” Hampered by early season illnesses and ineligibilities, the Wolverines came up short on the offensive end in the first three games of the season, managing no more than 30 points in each. Still, the team is not without experience or proven assets, and expects to be back at full strength and more finelytuned by mid-December. In addition to Melborne, a fierce competitor and all-league softball pitcher, junior Tabatha Keane, the team’s starting postplayer of a year ago, is back to anchor the interior. Speedy junior Emily Guard is expected to inherit the point-guard duties, while Mindy Brandli and Kendra Meeker,

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The Wolverines girls varsity basketball team: back row, from left; Jean Melborne, Tyla McKay, Allie Galt, Tabatha Keane, Madison Kincaid, Echo Wood, Alaina Scheffer. Front row, Kendra Meeker, Madden Shanks, Taylor Turnbull. (Not pictured; Mindy Brandli, Emily Guard).

both juniors, will shore up the wings. The addition of 6-foot sophomore Tyla McKay and 6-foot freshman Allie Galt, as well as 5-foot 10-inch freshman Katie Kincaid, should provide Friday Harbor with an imposing, if not a truly battle-tested, front court. Junior Alaina Scheffer, sophomore Madden Shanks and freshman Taylor Turnbull will share duty in the backcourt. Friday Harbor launches into the heart of its 1A regional competition starting Dec. 28, hosting Mount Baker, which joins the

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Experience in ‘The Hall’ Roster features 15 athletes, and a battle tested group of middle weights


sturdy dose of drive and talent never hurts. But in the sport of wrestling, there’s just no substitute for experience. The Wolverines experience made its presence known as a trio of veterans delivered a series Home games in bold of strong perforDate Opponent Time mances in Friday Dec. 6 Tacoma Baptist & Chief Leschi 5:00 p.m. Dec. 8 Iron Sharpens Iron, Bellevue Christ. 9:00 a.m. Harbor’s homeDec. 11 La Conner 4:00 p.m. Dec. 14 Concrete 4:00 p.m. opener, Dec. 7, in Dec. 19 Mount Baker Invitational 9:00 a.m. Hall Gym. Jan. 6 La Conner 5:00 p.m. (FH, L/C, Concrete, Darrington) With La Conner 10:00 a.m. Jan. 5 Sky Valley Invitational Sultan High School and Tacoma Jan. 9 Blaine 4:30 p.m. Jan. 11 Chief Leschi (w/La Conner) (TBD) Baptist in the Jan. 16 La Conner 5:00 p.m. Hall, seniors Tate Jan. 17 La Conner (w/Concrete, Darrington) 4:00 p.m. Jan. 24 Anacortes 5:00 p.m. Brumsickle (152) Jan. 28 Nooksack Valley (TBD) Feb. 11 Post Season Begins and Marquis

Napier (145) each pinned their opponent in the first round of their respective opening matches, and junior Sam Ibold (182) needed only the blink of an eye to do the same. In addition to those three, the Wolverines welcome back to the roster veterans Aidan Anderson (160), a junior, and sophomores Landon Rishel and Zander Crichton (132). A total of nine newcomers join six veterans in rounding out the 2012-13 wrestling team roster. With that, the Wolverines will have one more competitor to throw into the mix than they did a year ago, with a total of 15 athletes on this year’s squad. The team will rely on its upperclassmen to carry the leadership load without the likes of heavyweight Willy Dunn, anchor of the team the past four years, and Michael Davis, both lost to graduation. The cast of newcomers includes two females competitors, sophomore Ashley Dietz and Kaylen Meeker (120), an allleaguer in volleyball and softball, and making a debut on the wrestling squad this senior season. With its home opener now in the rear-view mirror, Friday Harbor hits the road for the next nine of its 13-match regular-season schedule. The team has eight matches in January, of which three of the final four are at home. Postseason competition begins in early February.

Fine-tuned, ready to roll Expectations run high with 4-of-5 starters back in the lineup


lightly south of the .500 mark is not where the Wolverines expected to be at the start of the season.

But a little reality check might go a long way for a team that not only returns four-out-of-five starters, but

promises to be bigger, faster and even longer on experience than the one that finished the campaign of a year ago with an 11-3 record in league play, and 16-6 overall. Oh yeah, the 2011-12 team, which featured Collin Williamson, Otis CooperWest, Donald Galt and C.J. Woods in the starting rotation, all of whom are back in the lineup, also clinched the program’s first home playoff game in nearly a decade along the way. Williamson and company will be looking to turn

the ship around in hurry after stumbling against Bear Creek in their home opener, Dec. 8. They managed to put up just three points in the final period. “There’s a lot of games to go,” Williamson said. “My personal goal is to try to get into the post-season, and in the post-season you just can’t afford to make mistakes or have an off game.” With Williamson (6’4”) and Cooper-West (6’5”) anchoring the interior, the Wolverines have strength, size and experience inside, and two “big men” that can step out and drain a threepointer as well. On the wings, Galt, a senior, and Journal photo / Scott Rasmussen

The Wolverines boys varsity basketball team: back row, from left; Ryan Allen, Gabe Lawson, Otis Cooper-West, Collin Williamson, Donald Galt, Levi Demaris, C.J. Woods. Front row; Joe Fyrqvist, Bill Revercomb, Sergio Trujillo, Dylan Demaris.

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The Wolverines wrestling team: back row, from left; assistant Michael Davis, Aidan Anderson, Josh Wolf, Benjamin Ware, Anthony Shover. Middle row, Sam Ibold, Ashley Dietz, Rifal Fadiansyah, Kaylen Meeker, Oscar Churape, Zander Crichton, Alejandro Orozco. Front, Assistant Coach David Wolf, Coach Neil MacDiarmid, Tate Brumsickle, Marquis Napier, Landon Rishel.

The Wolverines are coached by Neil MacDiarmid, now in his sixth year at the helm, and first-year assistant coach David Wolf. They have also benefitted by a bit of early season guidance from both Davis and former Friday Harbor wrestling standout Maverick Blake. — Scott Rasmussen

Woods, a junior, bring firepower, speed and defensive intensity to the court. “We’re pretty much the same team as last year,” Cooper-West said. “We’re going to do some of the same things as last year and hopefully we’ll improve on them.” This season, Friday Harbor’s fate may well rest in the hands of whomever steps up to fill the void left behind by Dakota Rosales, a consummate point-guard who a year ago ran the offense and distributed the ball. Secondyear players Sergio Trujillo, and juniors Dylan and Levi Demaris, as well as sophomores Bill Revercomb and Peter Strasser, are all vying to inherit the spot. The Wolverines will have two new regional 1A opponents to contend with in

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Date Nov. 27 Dec. 1 Dec. 8 Dec. 14 Dec. 15 Dec. 18 Dec. 20 Dec. 22 Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Jan. 3 Jan. 5 Jan. 8 Jan. 11 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 22 Jan. 25 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 5

Opponent Time Burlington-Edison 60-37 (L) South Whidbey 54-47 (W) Bear Creek 57-45 (L) Tacoma Baptist (@La Conner) 5:00 p.m. Naselle (@La Conner) 3:30 p.m. Mount Baker 6:00 p.m. Coupeville 4:30 p.m. Nooksack Valley (TBD) SunDome Tournament (TBD) SunDome Tournament (TBD) Mount Vernon Christian 4:00 p.m. Darrington 1:30 p.m. Meridian 4:00 p.m. Orcas (TBD) Concrete 3:30 p.m. Lynden Christian 1:30 p.m. Cedar Park Christian 5:00 p.m. La Conner 5:30 p.m. Blaine 1:30 p.m. Shoreline Christian 4:00 p.m. Post Season Begins

the hunt for a berth in postseason play. In addition to the Whatcom schools, Lynden Christian, Meridian and Nooksack Valley, and Coupeville, a pair of former Division 2A schools, Blaine and Mount Baker, have joined the ranks of the district’s 1A rivals. — Scott Rasmussen

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Violinist Jamie Laval fires up the fiddle to chase away the winter blues page 16

What’s Happening! Wednesday, Dec. 12 TREC After School Program, 3-5:30 p.m., FHHS Tech Building, free. Drop-in recreation grades 7-12. Info, 3784953, Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass, 5 p.m. St. Francis Church, 425 Price Street. Commemorating the appearance of the Virgin Mary in the New World in 1531. Drop-in Badminton & Ping Pong , 7-9 p.m., Turnbull Gym. Ages 16 and up; $2 drop-in fee. Info, 3784953, Community Dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m. FHHS Commons. 1.0 Chef Internship & Baking Class presents Southern Style dinner. Proceeds benefit Food for Thought Program; suggested donation, $10 adults, $5 for ages 12 and under. Info, 370-7106.

Thursday, Dec. 13 After School Arts: Holiday Ornaments, 3:15-4:15 p.m., library, free. Turn clear glass ornaments into decorative holiday gifts for parents, teachers, friends. Children grades K-6, supplies provided. Info, 378-2798, Adult Indoor Soccer, 6:308:30 p.m., Fairgrounds building. Ages 16 and older. Drop-in fee $5. Info, 378-4953, www. Lavendera Thursdays: ‘Ayurveda, science of life’, 6:30-8 p.m., Lavendera Massage, 285 Spring St., free. Learn about path to selfdiscovery, self-healing in free lecture led by Charles Goodman. Info, 378-3637.

Friday, Dec. 14 Holiday Party Storytime, 10:30 a.m., See Calendar, Page 16

2012 bird count, Saturday, Dec. 15


rab your binoculars and birding book, put on your hiking shoes and head outdoors on Saturday, December 15, to count birds as part of the 2012 Audubon San Juan Islands Christmas Bird Count. It’s a great chance for a vigorous outdoor day, and it’s especially fun for kids! The 2011 Bird Count tallied 25,742 birds and 123 species. The number of species counted has been steadily increasing the last ten years, peaking in 2011. Last year’s weather on count day was clear, calm and in the mid-40’s, but local Audubon director Barbara Jensen says the birds don’t grouse about the weather, and neither do birdwatchers. Highlights of the 2011 count included three boats with observers and good coverage in the southern end of San Juan Channel. Two blue-winged teal and eared grebes were seen on San Juan, one surfbird on Yellow Island, and two townsend’s and yellow-rumped warblers and a lonely Savannah sparrow on San Juan. 2011 was the first year Audubon worked with the National Parks Conservation Association to do the Battlefield Birding Christmas Bird Count in Civil War era national parks and those numbers were part of the count, said Jensen. Misses included cackling geese, redhead, ringnecked pheasant, wild turkey, turkey vulture, golden eagle, western sandpiper, western screech owl, great horned owl, saw-whet Owl and townsend’s solitaire. Can you help the local Audubon Society find these birds? Record high counts this year were 1,599 canada geese, whose numbers have been steadily increasing each year, 1,309 northern pintails, 198 white-winged scoters, 103 long-tailed ducks, 57 eurasian-collared dove, 27 Anna’s hummingbirds, 3 black-capped chickadees, 183 pacific wrens, and 167 house sparrows. See if you can beat any of these records.


ut a twinkle in your eye and a lilt in your laughter. San Juan Singers celebrate this winter holiday season with a Celtic flair: carols old and new accompanied by the sweet sounds of harp, fiddle, small pipes and Irish flute. It’s a concert that’s so nice, San Juan Singers will do it twice, with back-to-back shows at San Juan Community Theatre, Saturday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Guests Mary WillAllen and Guthrie BurnettTison will help chase away the winter chill with dancing accompaniments to your favorite holiday songs. Other featured holiday favorites include: “Christmas Day: A Choral Fantasy” by Gustav Holst, “O Magnum Mysterium,” by Morten See SINGERS, Page 18 Contributed photo

San Juan Singers perform two shows this weekend at San Juan Community Theatre.

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Blue-winged teal were one of the many birds seen in last year’s Bird Count.

Audubon bird watchers hope to exceed last year’s low counts of 58 gadwalls, 16 northern shovelers, 80 common loons, a black-bellied plover, 6 killdeers and 22 red crossbills. For more info and to find count records go to cbchist/count_table.html” html. The area circle is called WASJ. Choose the span of years to review and a chart is made for species. To join the count or for more local information, call Barbara Jensen at 378-3068. Many routes need better coverage, so call today to see what the Audubon Society has for you. You don’t have to be an expert, and you get to spend all or part of the day with great people - some of whom can teach you and the kids a lot.


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“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ~ Dr. Seuss

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Winter solistice celebrated in music Greenthal ensemble bridging musical boundaries, Dec. 20, 7 p.m. at Isle Be Jammin’

Longtime Lopez songwriter and instrumentalist Stanley Greenthal returns to the Isle Be Jammin’ performance stage Thursday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. for an evening of songs, poetry, and music to celebrate the winter solstice. With an exciting ensemble in tow, he will be joined by his wife, Kip Greenthal, and Celtic violinist Jamie Laval, performing spirited instrumentals with traditional and original songs of the season. Known for stretching musical borders. Greenthal sings and plays guitar, bouzouki, laouto and lavta (Greek and Turkish lutes), and has enticed his wife, Kip, to add harmony vocals and percussion. In addition, Laval’s fiery violin playing will enliven Scottish pipe marches, Breton round dances, and Cretan syrtos to celebrate the longest night of the year. Laval is one of the premier Celtic violinists on the international music scene today. He is heralded as “One of North America’s finest practitioners of traditional Scottish music”


Continued from page 15 library, free. Annual holiday party for toddlers, preschool aged children; stories, songs, crafts, treats and a very ‘special’ guest (don’t forget camera). Info, 3782798,

Saturday, Dec. 15 Audubon Society 2012 Christmas Bird Count,

Local birding enthusiasts join in Audubon Society’s 113th annual tally of birds. Info, 378-3068, Friends of Library holiday book sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., library community room. Sale items include ‘like-new’ books and island-made jewelry; gift-wrapping available. Info, 378-2798, www. Santa Ship & Lighted Boat Parade, Spring St. Landing, beginning at 4:45 p.m. Backto-back events features parade of lighted boats, sponsored by FH Sailing Club, and 52nd annual arrival of Santa Ship; Santa’s tour of town culminates in a visit with children at FH Middle School. For parade info, 378-

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Violinist Jamie Laval joins Kip and Stanley Greenthal of Lopez, (above), in a tribute to the Winter Solstice, Dec. 20, at Isle Be Jammin’.

(San Jose Mercury News) and “The next Alasdair Fraser” (Scotland Press and Post). Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at Isle Be Jammin’, 310-B Spring Street, Friday Harbor, or by phone: (360) 378-5151. 4288, Santa Ship, 298-1256. Scooter & Trike time, 5-6:30 p.m., fairgrounds building. Drop-in fee, $3 per person, $8 family. Helmets required; kids under 10 accompanied by an adult. Info, 378-4953, Family Open Skate, 7-8:30 p.m., fairgrounds. Bring helmets and skates; music provided. Drop-in fee, $3 per person, $8 family. Children under 10 accompanied by an adult. Info, 378-4953, San Juan Singers, 7:30 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre (see pg. 15). Info, 378-3210, www.sjctheatre. org.

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San Juan Singers, 2 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre (see pg. 15). Info, 378-3210, www.sjctheatre. org. Community Open Gym, 6-9 p.m., Turnbull Gym, all ages. Under 13 accompanied by adult. Drop-in fee, $3 per person, $8 family. Info, 3784953,

Monday, Dec. 17 Conscientious Projector Film Series, 7 p.m., library, free. “Happy”, featurelength documentary presents journey spanning five continents in search of keys to happiness. Hosted by Rob Simpson. Info, 378-2798, Drop-in Ping Pong & Badminton, 7-9 p.m., Turnbull Gym. Ages 16 and up; $2 drop-in fee. Info, 3784953,

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Indoor Roller Hockey, 5:30-9 p.m., fairgrounds. Ages 4-adults. Drop-in fee; $6 adults, $4 kids. Info, 378-4953, www.islandrec. org.

Thursday, Dec. 20 Crafternoons: Holiday Ornaments, 3:15-4:15 p.m., library, free. Children grades 5-8 transform clear glass ornaments into handmade holiday gifts; supplies, glitter, paint, stencils, provided. Info, 378-2798, www.sjlib. org. Adult Indoor Soccer, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fairgrounds building. Ages 16 and older. Drop-in fee $5. Info, 378-4953, www. Winter Solstice Concert, 7:30 p.m., Isle Be Jammin’, 310B Spring St. Stanley See Calendar, Page 18

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Around Town Readers Theatre brings Dickens’ ‘Scrooge’ to stage

One night. Three haunting spirits, and a miserly miser transformed. Charles Dickens’ classic tale about the transformative powers of Christmas, “A Christmas Carol”, comes to live in the next edition of San Juan Community Theatre’s Readers series: On Book!, with back-to-back performances, Friday, Dec. 21, and Saturday, Dec. 22. Adapted by Charles Ludlam and directed by John E. Davis, the story, read and performed by island actors, features the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the original Grinch, who is haunted by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Admission is free. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Whittier Theatre; doors open at 7 p.m. For more info, 3783210, or www.sjctheatre. org.

Roller skate ‘Give-A-Way’ at Island Rec

Discounts don’t get any deeper than this. The recently formed Island Rec support group, Family and Neighbors Support, or FANS, will be giving away dozens of pairs of roller skates for free, Saturday, Dec. 15. The ‘Give-a-Way’ is at the Island Rec office, 580 Guard Street, beginning at 10 a.m., and skate sizes range from kids to adult, and are in good working condition. Skates will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors open early, at

9:30 a.m., for FAN Club members. Established this spring, Fans has adopted a mission of enhancing park and recreation programs and facilities for residents of San Juan Island by promoting goodwill, and by broadening the funding base of San Juan Island Park and Recreation District, or Island Rec. One of the many programs sponsored by Island Rec is Family Skate Night, Saturdays, 7-8:30 p.m., at the fairgrounds main exhibit hall. For info, 378-4953, or

Santa’s elves make most of peddle power

Santa and his elves have collected an assortment of previously peddled bicycles, fixed them up and have made them available for kids who might need one. If you or someone you know has a safe and responsible home for a new-old bike in mind, and knows of someone who could really use one, here’s what to do: Write a letter to Santa telling him why you or someone you know should be the proud owner of one of these bicycles. Include the prospective recipient’s age, contact information and other details. There are no strings attached. It is, after all, the holiday season, the season of giving. For info, details, pictures and updates, go to “Santa’s Cycles”, on Facebook. Letters should be sent to Santa by Dec. 15, at: Santa’s Cycles, P.O. Box 457, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250; or email: santa@rockisland. com.

23rd annual ‘Kids Fest’ could use your help

Planning is already under way for the 23rd San Juan Island Children’s Festival, scheduled for May 4. Committee members are needed to help with plan-

ning, organizing and coordination of the festival. The only prerequisite to participate on the festival committee is a willingness and time to work as a team, and a commitment to creating a fun-filled festival dedicated to celebrating children. No special skills are necessary. With exception of festival day itself, committee members typically volunteer about 6-8 hours per month, beginning in January. An annual event, the Children’s Festival celebrates children by providing creative, inter-active, educational, entertaining and playful activities. For info about the festival or how to help, contact Island Rec Director Sally Thomsen, 378-4953, or visit,

Santa Ship sets sail, Saturday

No ship arrives to the busiest port-of-call on San Juan with as much anticipation as the beloved Santa Ship. Preceded by Friday Harbor Sailing Club’s Lighted Boat Parade, at 4:45 p.m., the Santa Ship makes it 52nd sojourn to Friday

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Santa and fan at the middle school.

Harbor, Saturday, arriving at Spring Street Landing at about 5:45 p.m. Following

a rock star-like welcome, Santa will climb aboard a take a tour of the town, escorted by Friday Harbor’s finest — deputies and firefighters — with stops at Life Care Center and Friday Harbor Middle School, where youngsters can whisper their most heart-felt holiday wish to Santa. The Leo Club will have gifts and treats. Info, 2981256.

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Continued from page 15 Lauridsen, and carol settings by John Rutter. Directed by Angel Michaels, accompanied on organ and piano by Jenepher Reeves, this concert is one for the entire family to enjoy. Don’t hesitate, reserve your tickets now. Admission: adults, $17, student reserved, $9, and student RUSH, $5 day of the show. San Juan Singers holiday concert is sponsored by Lake Kennedy McCulloch CPAs, business partner for the performances.

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Start Smart: sports skills for Births toddlers and parents

Learn the basics of teaching your little ones skills that will help in organized sports with Island Rec’s new Start Smart program. Start Smart is a parent and toddler class for ages 3-5. You and your child together will learn the basics of throwing, catching, batting, and kicking. Registration deadline is Jan. 2, and pay a discounted fee of $30. Classes are Saturdays, beginning at 9:30 a.m., starting Jan. 12 and run for 6 weeks. To view a full schedule of Island Rec programs, or to register online, visit, or the Island Rec office, 580 Guard St. Monday “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live: yet not I, but Christ liveth – Friday 1-5 p.m. Info, 378-4953. in me: and the life I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” ~ Galatians 2:20



Foster Cortez Moorhouse Jessica and Ivan Moorhouse happily announce the birth of their son, Foster Cortez Moorhouse. Foster was born in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, Oct. 22, at 11:20 a.m. He weighed nine pounds 15.7 ounces, and was 20.5 inches in length Contributed photo Foster is welcomed into the world by grandparents Kit Moorhouse, Dave and Foster Cortez Bert Moorhouse of Friday Harbor, and Linda Karki, and Jerry and Penny Karki of Seattle, as well as by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. — Family of Foster Cortez Moorhouse


Celebrate the season with a Celtic flair!

“Elf”, 7 p.m., library, free. Classic PG-13 film starring Will Ferrell; free refreshments compliments of Friends of the Library. Info, 378-2798,

Continued from page 16 Greenthal, Kip Greenthal, Jamie Laval and Christos Govetas perform Greek, Turkish and Scottish-inspired tunes. Tickets, $12, at Isle Be Jammin’, or 378-5151.

San Juan Singers Sat & Sun, December 15 & 16 • San Juan Community Theatre

On Book! Readers Theatre: A Christmas Carol, 7:30 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre, free. Island actors showcase classic Charles Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge; directed by John E. Davis. Doors open at 7 p.m. Info, 378-3210,

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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. CALL FOR BIDS CRP 020602 MT BAKER ROAD TRAIL CRP 020606 MT BAKER ROAD IMPROVEMENTS Project Summary Description of Work This Contract provides for the improvement of approximately 1.1 miles of Mt Baker Road from Terrill Beach Road to North Beach Road in Eastsound on Orcas Island, Washington. This work includes, but is not limited to, roadway, storm drain, trail improvements and other work, all in accordance with and described in the Contract Provisions and Plans. Estimated Cost $1,500,000 Working Days 90 days Informational Items Washington State Sales Tax This Contract is subject to WAC 458-20-171, Washington State Sales Tax Rule 171. In accordance, the Bidder shall include Washington State Retail Sales Taxes in the various unit bid item prices (Section 1-07.2(1)). Requirements for Minimum Prevailing Wages This Contract is funded with Federalaid, State and local funds. In accordance, both State and Federal wage laws and rules apply as provided in the Contract (Section 1-07.9). Ap-

proved “Statement of Intent to Pay Prevailing Wages” and “Affidavit of prevailing Wages” forms are required. Certified weekly payrolls, submitted on US Department of Labor form WH-347, are required (Section 1-07.9(5)). Requirements for Nondiscrimination WSDOT Highways and Local Programs has determined that Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Training Goals are not appropriate for this project. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Title VI provisions are always required (Section 1-07.11). Bid Information Contract Provisions and Plans The Contract Provisions and Plans are available for viewing in person at the San Juan County Public Works Department and online at Individual copies may be purchased for $50 by sending or delivering a check to the San Juan County Public Works Department at the address listed below. Payment must be received prior to delivery. Purchase of Contract Provisions and Plans is not required to submit a bid. Any Amendments to the Contract Provisions and Plans will be posted online. Only Bidders who have purchased a copy of the Contract Provi-

sions and Plans will be notified by the Public Works Department of Amendments. Notification will be made using the contact information provided during purchasing. Bidder Questions In accordance with Section 1-02.4(1) of the Standard Specifications: Oral explanations, interpretations, or instructions given by anyone before the Award of a Contract will not be binding on the Contracting Agency. Any information given a prospective Bidder concerning any of the Bid Documents will be furnished to all prospective Bidders as an Addendum if that information is deemed by the Contracting Agency to be necessary in submitting Bids or if the Contracting Agency concludes that the lack of the information would be prejudicial to other prospective Bidders. Bid Opening Time and Date Sealed bids shall be marked and delivered in accordance with Section 1-02.9 of the Special Provisions. Sealed bids are to be received at the following location prior to the time and date specified: At the office of the Clerk of the Council, San Juan County Council, until 1:00 p.m. of the bid opening date. Physical Address: Clerk of the Council 55 Second Street, 1st Floor Friday Harbor, WA 98250 Mailing Address:

Clerk of the Council 350 Court St #1 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 The bid opening date for this Contract shall be WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013. Bidders are cautioned that delivery service to San Juan Island is subject to delays due to inclement weather and ferry service disruptions. Bidders who send their bids to San Juan County via USPS, Fed Ex, UPS or some other carrier shall place their bids in a sealed envelope, to ensure that a sealed bid is received by the County. Pre-Bid Conference An optional pre-bid conference will be held on January 3, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Public Works Yard on Orcas Island located at 1395 Mt Baker Road, Eastsound, WA 98250. Bidder attendance is recommended. Additional Information Contact the Public Works Department at (360) 370-0500. Notices U.S. DOT Title VI Assurances “The San Juan County Public Works Department in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 USC 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-Assisted Programs of the

Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award.” (LAG Manual 46.2.24) LEGAL NO. SJ443822 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. December 12, 19, 26. January 2, 9, 2013. NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Tuesday, December 3, 2012 the San Juan County Council enacted the following ordinance(s): ORDINANCE No. 26 -2012: Ordinance Regarding General Regulations for Critical Areas; Amending San Juan County Code Sections 18.10.040, 18.20.010, 18.20.020, 18.20.030, 18.20.040, 18.20.060, 18.20.070, 18.20.080, 18.20.090, 18.20.110, 18.20.120, 18.20.130, 18.20.140, 18.20.160, 18.20.170, 18.20.180, 18.20.190, 18.20.200, 18.20.220, 18.20.230, 18.30.110, 18.80.010, 18.80.020, 18.80.070

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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. AND 18.80.090 and Adding a New Section to San Juan County Code 18. Summary: This ordinance completes the review and update of General regulations for critical areas pursuant to RCW 36.70A.130. The ordinance revises the list of critical area maps and data sources; amends definitions associated with critical areas; clarifies the purpose and applicability of critical areas overlay districts; amends provisions relating to exemptions and reasonable use exceptions from critical areas regulations; establishes a new, optional exception for public agencies and utilities; establishes provisions for mitigation of impacts to critical areas; establishes new provisions for structures, uses and activities that are non-conforming with regard to critical areas regulations; amends the provisions for project permit applications and for uses allowed outright; provides for optional pre-application site visits; revises provisions for discretionary uses (which are evaluated and processed as either a conditional use, or a provisional use depending on the scope and scale of the project); establishes new procedures for reviewing projects for consistency with critical areas regulations; adds a new section regarding financial guarantees to ensure completion of certain required improvements associated with permits; and updates, clarifies and modifies terms and definitions for consistency with the code and the charter. ORDINANCE No. 27 -2012: Ordinance Regarding Critical Area Regulations for Geologically Hazardous Areas and Frequently Flooded Areas; Amending San Juan County Code Sections 18.10.040, 18.30.120

and 18.30.130 Summary: The ordinance completes a review and update of the County’s development regulations regarding Geologically Hazardous and Frequently Flooded Areas pursuant to RCW 36.70A.130. For Geologically Hazardous Areas regulations in San Juan County Code 18.30.120, the ordinance: clarifies the purpose and applicability of the regulations; amends the classification criteria and protection standards for geologically hazardous areas; adds requirements for structural shoreline stabilization measures such as bulkheads and seawalls; and amends the project area for and content of geotechnical reports and when geotechnical reports are required. For Frequently Flooded Areas regulations in San Juan County Code 18.30.130, the ordinance: amends the applicability section and the protection standards for frequently flooded areas. For both types of critical areas, the ordinance also updates and clarifies existing terms and procedures for consistency with the County Code and the County Charter. ORDINANCE No. 28 -2012: Ordinance Regarding Critical Area Regulations for Wetlands; Amending San Juan County Code Sections 18.10.040, 18.20.010, 18.20.020,18.20.040,18.20.070,18.2 0.080, 18.20.090, 18.20.120, 18.20.130, 18.20.140, 18.20.170,18.20.180,18.20.190, 18.20.200, 18.20.230, 18.30.150, and 8.60.170; and Repealing Appendices A-C of SJCC 18.30.150 Summary: The ordinance completes the review and update of the County’s critical areas regulations regarding wetlands

pursuant to RCW 36.70A.130. The ordinance: generally replaces existing wetland regulations with new regulations and modifies lighting standards near wetlands. The ordinance amends provisions describing the applicability of the wetland regulations; address the minimum size of regulated wetlands; classifies wetlands and assigns them water quality-sensitivity and habitat importancesensitivity ratings; removes the existing prescriptive buffer width protocol and establishes a site-specific procedure for determining required buffer sizes; establishes protection standards including descriptions of activities allowed within wetlands and their buffers; adds reference to the official manual to be used for wetland delineations; establishes requirements associated with the determination of wetland boundaries and with wetland reports; and repeals Appendices A (San Juan County Wetlands Rating System), B (Mitigation/Enhancement Plan Contents), and C (Bonding) of SJCC 18.30.150. The ordinance also amends the County’s requirements for exterior lighting and updates terms for consistency with other portions of the code and the charter. ORDINANCE No. 29 -2012: Ordinance Regarding the Critical Area Regulations for Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas, Amending San Juan County Code Sections 18.10.040, 18.20, and 18.30. Summary: The ordinance completes the review and update of the County’s critical areas regulations regarding fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas pursuant to RCW 36.70A.130. The ordinance generally replaces existing

FWHCA regulations with new regulations. The ordinance amends provisions describing the applicability of the fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas; identifies and classifies various types of fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas; provides for the use of maps; establishes protection standards including standards for aquatic fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas including streams, lakes over 20 acres in size, certain ponds, and marine shorelines; establishes protection standards applicable to shoreline modifications; establishes protection standards for upland habitats and specific species including habitats and species of local importance; and amends the process for nominating species or habitats of local importance. The ordinance also updates terms for consistency with other portions of the code and the charter. On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 the San Juan County Council enacted the following ordinance: ORDINANCE No. 30 -2012: Ordinance of San Juan County, Washington, Adopting an Annual Budget for the Year 2013 and Setting Forth the Estimated Revenues and Appropriations Summary: The annual budget of the County of San Juan, Washington for the year 2013, as set forth in Exhibits A and B attached to the Ordinance, which references a total estimate of revenues of $52,185,285 and estimated expenditures of $52,185,285 for all Funds combined. The ordinances are filed at the office of the County Council, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA. The ordinance 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) 370-7472. This notice of adoption serves as the notice of publication required by RCW 36.70A.290(2). LEGAL NO. SJ443693 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. December 12, 2012. NOTICE OF REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING: The San Juan County Land Bank Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting on Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Craft Room, Mullis Community Senior Center, 589 Nash Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. Public comment time is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. The public is welcome at every monthly Land Bank Commission meeting. Judy Cumming San Juan County Land Bank 350 Court Street #6 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 LEGAL NO. SJ443485 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. December 12, 2012.


Project Description

Tax Parcel Number, Project Location, and Island

Applicant/Agent Name and Address

Date of Date Other Application Complete Required Permits*

SEPA Existing Threshold End Date Environmental Determinat for SEPA Documents -tion Comments

Thomas Vinje, Diane Dittmerr and Catherine Marcus, c/o 11/20/12 11/20/12 exempt Vacation Rental Francine Shaw, PO Box 2112, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 SEPA Determination: San Juan County has determined that the projects SEPA Comments: Anyone desiring Application Comments: Any file may be noted above with a DNS or MDNS will not have probable significant adverse to comment on the Threshold examined by appointment during regular business impacts on the environment and has issued a Threshold Determination Determination can do so by hours at the San Juan County CD&P, Courthouse pursuant to Sections 197-11-310 and 197-11-340 WAC. An Environmental submitting a written statement to Annex, Friday Harbor. Anyone desiring to 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 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 other environmental information on file at Community Development and later than the comment date specified than the end date for project comments specified Planning (CD&P). The County has determined that the requirements for above. The Threshold Determination above. Anyone who desires to provide testimony environmental analysis, protection, and mitigation measures have been may be appealed by submitting a in the public hearing or desires a copy of the adequately addressed in the development regulations and comprehensive written statement of appeal along with decision for this project may do so by requesting 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 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 Section 197-11-158 WAC, or as may be conditioned within any MDNS. the SEPA comment period. days prior to the public hearing.


450233001, 53 Smugglers Cove Road, San Juan

Suggested Project Comments End Date**

Hearing Body

Hearing Place

Hearing Date

Islanders Bank 1/2/13 2/13/13 Admin Bldg. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS: Hearing Examiner meetings on San Juan Island start at 10:00 a.m., in the Islanders Bank Admin. Building downstairs meeting room, 225 Blair Street, Friday Harbor. Planning Commission meetings begin at 8:45 am. Any person desiring to comment prior to the hearing shall submit a statement in writing to CD&P, PO Box 947, Friday Harbor, WA. 98250. Written comments may also be submitted at the hearing. A copy of the staff report for this hearing may be obtained generally 7 days prior to the public hearing from CD&P at the address above. * As directed by applicant, per UDC18.80.030.A.3.f ** Per UDC 18.80.030.B. Hearing Examiner

NOTICE OF DECISIONS: Hearing Examiner decisions are posted on the County website at: LEGAL NO. SJ715856 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder, DECEMBER 12, 2012

TOWN OF FRIDAY HARBOR LEGAL NOTICES AGENDA HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEW BOARD Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 6:00 PM 6:00 PM Call to Order / Roll Call / Approval of draft HPRB meeting minutes for November 28, 2012 meeting. 6:05 PM Communications from the Town & Citizens 6:10 PM New Business-no new business Design Review: Friday Harbor House entrance 7:40 PM Old Business Ordinance Review: Demolition, Incentives Coldwell Banker/San Juan County Bank building rear stairway rehabdraft summary

7:45 PM Staff Reports & Announcements Palace Theatre Recommendations & Update Masonic Hall Recommendations & Update 7:55 PM Board Reports and Announcements 8:00 PM Adjourn LEGAL NO. FH443703 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. December 12, 2012. AGENDA PLANNING COMMISSION Thursday, December 13, 2012 5:30 PM Town Council Chambers - 60 Second Street 5:30 PM Call to Order / Roll Call / Approval of August 9, 2012 Draft

Minutes 5:35 PM Public Meeting for Final Draft of the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) 6:00 PM Deliberations for Recommendation of SMP to Town Council 6:15 PM Non-Agenda Items Adjourn LEGAL NO. FH443699 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. December 12, 2012.

Copies of the amendments are available for review at Town Hall, 60 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday beginning December 17, 2012. LEGAL NO. FH444025 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. December 12, 19, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Town of Friday Harbor, Washington, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to amend the 2012 Town Budget, at 12:05 PM on December 20, 2012, in the Town Hall Council Chambers, 60 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Town of Friday Harbor, Washington, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to amend the 2012 Town Budget, at 12:05 PM on December 20, 2012, in the Town Hall Council Chambers, 60 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Copies of the amendments are avail-

able for review at Town Hall, 60 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday beginning December 17, 2012. LEGAL NO. FH422505 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. December 12, 19 2012

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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN JUAN In Re the Estate of: JEAN MARIE McALARY, Deceased. No. 12-4-05066-8 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent that arose before the decedent’s death must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the personal representative’s attorney(s) at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the Court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.040.020(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of this notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.040.051 and 11.040.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: December 5, 2012 PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: Florence Aleen McAlary ATTORNEYS FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: GODDULANGLIE Margaret C. Langlie, WSBA #12714 ADDRESS FOR MAILING OR SERVICE: GODDULANGLIE PO Box 460 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 LEGAL NO. J441737 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. December 5, 12, 19, 2012. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR SAN JUAN COUNTY LAWRENCE H. TEW, a single person, Plaintiff, v. LILLY C. ANDERSON a.k.a. L. C. GROSS, a single person; and all other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title, interest or lien in the real estate described herein, Defendant. NO. 12-2-05160-8 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION The State of Washington to the said LILLY C. ANDERSON, a.k.a. L.C. Gross, defendant: You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty (60) days after the 7th day of November, 2012 and defend the above-entitled action in the above-entitled court, and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Lawrence H. Tew, and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorneys for plaintiffs, Thomas D. Sandstrom, of the Law Offices of Skinner & Saar, P.S., at their office below stated; and in case of your failure to do so, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint, which has been filed with the clerk of said court. This action is being brought forth to seek quiet title of real property located in San Juan County, Washington. DATED this 1st day of November, 2012. LAW OFFICE OF SKINNER & SAAR, P.S. P.O. Box 668 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 By:Thomas D. Sandstrom / #41370 Attorneys for plaintiff/interpleader LEGAL NO. J435972 Published: The Journal of the San

Juan Islands. November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12, 2012.

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KING In Re the Estate of: DOROTHY L. BERKOFF, DECEASED. NO. 12-4-06434-0 SEA PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publication: D E C E M BER 5, 2012 Personal Representative: JOAN D. BERKOFF Attorney for the Personal Representative: Steven R. Leppard, O’Brien, Barton, Joe & Hopkins, PLLP Address for Mailing or Service: 1 7 5 NE Gilman Blvd., Suite 100 Issaquah, WA 98027 By: JOAN D. BERKOFF S T E V E N R. LEPPARD, WSBA #24574 Personal Representative A t t o r n e y for Personal Representative LEGAL NO. J442527 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. December 5, 12, 19, 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 STELLA ALADEEN COFFELT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS PROBATE NO. 12 4 05067 6 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: 11/21/2012 DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: 11/28/2012 Dated this 9th day of November, 2012. /s/ Larry Oliver Cochran 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. J440583 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, November 28, December 5, 12, 2012. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Board of Commissioners for the Port of Lopez will hold a public hearing to present and discuss the adoption of its 2013 budget and amendment to its 2012 budget. The public hearing will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 4:00p.m. at the Port’s airport building. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. LEGAL NO. J437716 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands,December 5, 12, 2012. NOTICE The OPALCO Board of Directors has approved the following change to the bylaws. Article VIII – Nonprofit Operation, Section 4 regarding Patronage Refunds. The revised language reads: “The cooperative may engage in the business of furnishing goods or services other than electric energy. In such event, all amounts received and receivable therefrom which are in excess of costs and expenses properly chargeable against the furnishing of such goods or services shall, insofar as permitted by law, be prorated annually on a patronage basis and returned to the members in accordance with the cooperative’s adopted patronage capital policies. Such goods and services may include, without limitation, provision of high-speed data transmission via wireless and fiber optic telecommunications infrastructure and associated services.” A revised bylaw document is posted at LEGAL NO. SJ443690 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. December 12, 19, 2012. SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN JUAN ONEWEST BANK, FSB, its successors in interest and/or assigns, Plaintiff, v. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF JOHN VAN NORTWICK; TINA L. LEGEUNE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES; SNUG HARBOR OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION; OCCUPANTS OF THE PREMISES; and any persons or parties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described in the complaint, Defendants. No. 12-2-05105-5 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TO THE DEFENDANTS Unknown Heirs and Devisees of John Van Nortwick; and any persons or parties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described in the complaint: You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty (60) days after December 5, 2012, and defend the real property foreclosure action in San Juan County Superior Court, and answer the complaint of OneWest Bank, FSB (“Plaintiff”). You are asked to serve a copy of your answer or responsive pleading upon the undersigned attorneys for Plaintiff at its office stated below. In case of your failure to do so, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint, which has been filed with the Clerk of said Court. The purpose of this lawsuit is to obtain a judgment, and if not immediately paid, to be satisfied through the foreclosure of real property located

in San Juan County, Washington, and legally described as follows: Lot 19, First Addition to Snug Harbor, a private subdivision, according to the plat recorded in Volume 3 of Plats, pages 34 and 34A, records of San Juan County, Washington. Commonly known as: 87 Snug Harbor Drive, Lopez Island, WA 98261. DATED: this 16th day of November, 2 0 1 2 ROUTH CRABTREE OLSEN, P.S. By: /s/ Janaya L. Carter, WSBA #32715 Lauren Davidson Humphreys, WSBA #41694 Valerie I. Holder, WSBA #42968 Attorneys for Plaintiff 13555 SE 36th Street, Ste 300 Bellevue, WA 98006 LEGAL NO. J439814 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. November 28, December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 January 2, 2013. T.S. No 1317391-12 Parcel No. 00520200005600 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation of Washington, will on January 11, 2013, at the hour of 10:00am, At the county courthouse, 350 court street in the city of Friday Harbor, State of Washington, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County(ies) of San Juan, State of Washington towit: Lot 56, mountain loop view tracts, according to the plat thereof recorded in volume 21 of plats, page 50, records of snohomish county, Washington Commonly known as: 13020 W Loop View Dr Granite Falls Wa 98250 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated February 27, 2007, recorded March 05, 2007, under Auditor’s File No. 200703050811, Book xx, Page xx, records of San Juan County, Washington, from Carol A. Welk, A Single Person as Grantor, to First American Title as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Citifinancial, Inc. A Corporation as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned to N/a 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(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: $28,264.50; (together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due) IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal Balance of $145,622.17, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured from August 06, 2010, 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 the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on January 11, 2013. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, must be cured by (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before (11 days before the sale date), 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 after (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust

and curing all other defaults. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following addresses: CAROL A WELK 13020 W LOOP VIEW DR GRANITE FALLS WA 98250 CAROL WELK 13020 W LOOP VIEW DR GRANITE FALLS WA 98250 CAROL WELK PO BOX 107 GRANITE FALLS WA 98252 by both first class and certified mail on March 22, 2011 proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on March 23, 2011 the written notice of default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in the paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX. Anyone having any objections to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the trustee’s sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060 THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date on this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission: Telephone: (877) 894-4663. Website: The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development: Telephone: (800) 569-4287. Website: The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys: Telephone: (888) 201-1014. Website: DATE: September 06, 2012 Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation of Washington Park Tower I Office Building 201 NE Park Plaza Dr. Suite 217 Vancouver, WA, 98684 (800) 546-1531 R-418245 12/12/2012, 01/02/2013 LEGAL NO. J443057 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands.

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