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Top 10 of 2012 The top 10 stories of 2012, based on local impact and interest, as determined by the staff of The Journal of the San Juan Islands.

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History repeats itself


nly some bells and a few of the whistles remain. On Nov. 6, San Juan County voters unhinged major planks of the county charter and, in an 180-degree about face, put a decisive end to the reign of a sixperson council, its appointed administrator, and to districtonly voting for a half-dozen part-time council members as well. No single issue dominated the Journal opinion pages, or cast a longer shadow over 12 months

of the year, than did the review of the county home rule charter or the subsequent changes recommended by the Charter Review Commission. Battle lines arose quickly, and firmly, with many former freeholders, architects of the six-person council, appointed administrator and districtonly elections, contesting both the process and the ideas of the See TOP 10, Page 5

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Top left; the Friday Harbor football team reclaims the coveted Island Cup trophy following a 41-0 shutout of its inter-island rival, Orcas. Above, Ron Zee of the Charter Review Commission keeps track of the panel’s proposals for changes to the county home rule charter. Bottom left, islanders enjoy a vast display of local art near the entry way of Peace Island Medical Center.

Primaries in store in Orcas, San Juan county council races Forlenza, Jarman, Pratt to compete for San Juan’s single council seat; Ayers, Byers, Hughes for Orcas By Steve Werhly Journal reporter

Eight islanders — three from Orcas and San Juan islands, and two from Lopez — will compete for three county council positions under the revised county charter passed by the voters in November. Lovel Pratt, Bob Jarman, and Marc Forlenza will face off in one countywide primary election for District 1, comprising San Juan Island and nearby smaller islands. Lisa Byers, Rick Hughes and Greg Ayers have entered the fray for District 2, comprising Orcas, Waldron and neighboring islands. All county voters will be eligible to vote in both the Feb. 12 primary election and April 23 general election. Both primaries will winnow the field down to two candidates for the April election, where the ballot will also feature two candidates from District 3, Lopez Island and vicinity, Jamie Stephens and Brian McClerren. The Stephens and McClerrn race will be previewed prior to the April election

The three new council positions each pay an annual salary of $75,000, plus benefits. Bob Jarman is a two-term fire comBob Jarman Lovel Pratt missioner on San Marc Forlenza Juan Island. Before that, he was a manager of the local phone company, now operated by Century Link. He defeated fellow candidate Lovel Pratt by 90 votes in the November election to the soon-to-be-defunct six-person council. Jarman believes the health of the local economy depends on wellpaying jobs. “Construction, the wholesale/retail trades, healthcare, farming and real estate sales need to be encouraged while respecting our environment and maintaining our island way of life,” he said. Kathleen Dolsen is chairwoman of the Jarman campaign; Keith Busha and Deborah Dickinson are co-chairs. The campaign also continues for Friday Harbor businessman Marc Forlenza, who defeated incumbent Howie Rosenfeld by 99 votes in See Election, Page 4

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The Friday Harbor BBQ Shack is back in business and with a new “Pit Boss”, Kaal Oldwyn, at the helm. A San Juan Island native, Oldwyn has long desired to prepare good, free, down-home barbecue. The Shack reopened Nov. 29. “Our menu will see some changes – the staples of BBQ will still be ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and of course hush puppies,” Oldwyn said. “People should watch for our fried chicken, jalapeno poppers, new sauces, and the rub selection on our ribs.” Winter hours at the BBQ Shack are Thursday – Monday, open for both lunch and dinner, in downtown Friday Harbor, 40 Spring Street. “Our Monday night dinner special will be ribs and Rainier — select from a spicy, cayenne rub for those that like heat and a more traditional rub — both having a nice smoke flavor,” Oldwyn said, adding that ribs and Rainier are a “perfect” compliment for Monday Night football. BBQ Shack owners Travis and Sybil Mager are delighted by the new team and new direction. “We are excited to see the passion and enthusiasm that Kaal and his wife Courtney have with the re-launch of the restaurant,” Travis Mager said. “We know that Kaal delivers a quality, heart-felt product that we are looking forward to sharing with others.”

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SJC nets $300K in salmon recovery cash Removal of creosote debris begins on San Juan’s Jacksons Beach, Neck Point on Shaw, this week By Steve Wehrly Journal reporter

Salmon in San Juan County are getting help from the state, some this week in labor and some next year in money. A PugetSound Corps team will clean up creosote debris Monday and Tuesday at Neck Point Lagoon on Shaw Island, then on San Juan Island at Jackson Beach, Wednesday and Thursday. The project is sponsored by the state Department of Natural Resources and paid for by the Department of Ecology, with funding from a voter-approved tax on hazardous substances. On Dec. 10, DNR and the Salmon Recovery Funding Board announced that San Juan County was awarded a $310,000 matching grant for four salmon recovery projects planned and managed by the county Community Development and Planning Department, local “lead entity” for salmon recovery. The creosote debris cleanup is a continuation of a DNR program to remove creosoted pilings and timbers from Washington beaches and shorelines. Five years ago, DNR used helicopters to remove 38 tons of creosote pilings from Jackson Beach. Since 2004, DNR and a group of state and private partners have removed over 12,600 tons of creosoted pilings, 2,600 tons of creosoted beach debris, and more than 200,000 square feet of creosoted structures from Puget Sound. The Salmon Recovery Funding Board money is part of $19.2 million granted on a competitive, matching

basis to so-called lead entities in 28 counties in Washington state. Grant funding comes from the federal Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund and sale of state bonds, and nearly $1 million from the Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration Fund. Matching funds are from numerous public and private sources. According to a DNR news release, “Grant recipients will use the money to reconnect rivers and streams, remove barriers that prevent salmon from migrating and replant riverbanks to shade and cool the water, creating places for salmon to reproduce, feed, rest and hide from predators.” In San Juan County, $150,000 will be used by Friends of the San Juans for additional work removing creosote pilings and debris. Friends will also use $44,500 for planning the restoration of Neck Pt. Lagoon and Pocket Beach on Shaw Island, and $38,000 will be used to study habitat of forage fish that salmon feed on. The fourth project, $78,000 for planning the restoration of West Beach Creek on Orcas Island, will be implemented and managed

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Continued from page 1 November of this year. In the race against Rosenfeld, Forlenza opposed the Charter Review Commission’s proposed changes to the charter, questioned the merits of the Critical Areas Ordinance update and drew the endorsement of the county employee labor union. “The truth is it’s hard to make a living in San Juan County,” he said. “We need jobs, not necessarily more people.” Lovel Pratt is the third candidate from San Juan Island’s District 1 to file. Pratt currently represents south and west San Juan Island on the present sixmember council, but was defeated for re-election by Jarman. “I look forward to the opportunity to serve on the council representing all islanders,” Pratt said in announcing her candidacy. “I’m looking forward to talking with and listening to people from all islands in this campaign.” Pratt points to 21 years of experience in the areas of farming, education, and affordable housing as qualifications for the new council. She served for ten years on the county planning

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Two nominating committees will be established by Jan. 4 in prelude to the upcoming election for three positions on the Orcas Power and Light board of directors. Slated for Saturday, May 4, the election will coincide with the 2013 OPALCO annual meeting. Openings on the board include two positions in OPALCO’s voting district No. 3 (Lopez, Decatur, Center and Charles islands) and one in voting district No. 4 (Shaw, Crane, Canoe and Bell islands). Each committee can nominate up to five candidates from their respective districts; a list of candidates will be posted at OPALCO Eastsound office by March 5. Nominations can also be made by petition of 15 or more co-op members residing in each of the respective districts, filed no later than March 20. Co-op members in either district interested in serving on the nominating committee or running for a position on the board should contact OPALCO’s Bev Maden, 376-3549,

dozen privately-financed biotech startups as providing the skills for effective management of county government. He is co-founder of the Island Reproductive Health Initiative and has served on the Orcas Medical Foundation board. In announcing his campaign, Ayers said that he would manage county government in a manner that preserves the islands’ culture and improves its quality of life. “I want to do everything I can to assure that others can have the same experiences I have living here, the ultimate feeling of home,” he said. Councilman-elect Rick Hughes will also compete for the District 2 post. In announcing his candidacy, Hughes said, “My pledge to

the community is to operate a fair, honest and transparent government, to work for better communication between County employees and the public, and to have county government serve as an aid to the public.” Hughes is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, a former executive with ESPN, and board member for Outward Bound. He and his wife are owner-operators of Ray’s Pharmacy and General Store on Orcas. Hughes manages a property management group, serves as treasurer of the Orcas Island Farmers Market Association, is treasurer of the Eastsound Water Users Association, and a member of the Eastsound Planning and Review Committee.



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banded together in saying “No to Coal”.

Continued from page 1 CRC. In the other camp, a host of former elected county officials came out in favor of the CRC-endorsed Propositions 1-3. In the end, voters opted to jettison many of the changes that they themselves ushered in six years earlier, re-bundle as before the executive and legislative branches of county government, and reconstitute the council into three full-time legislators, either elected or defeated through countywide elections.


On time, under budget, Peace Island Medical Center opens for business


ollowing a mere 18 months of construction, and on the heels of ribbon cutting ceremony and open house that drew nearly half the population of San Juan Island, or so it seemed, the doors of Peace Island Medical Center opened for business for good on Nov. 26. Though not without a few bugs. PIMC’s Jim Barnhart, chief operating officer, noted some patients experienced “longer than normal” registration times, as their information was loaded into a new system for the first time. Such delays are expected to quickly subside, he said. Construction of the 10-bed critical access hospital, which features primary care and specialty clinics, a cancer center, expanded diagnostic and treatment services, an operating suite for outpatient procedures and a 24-hour emergency room, proved a boon in difficult economic times for local government coffers, artists and workers in the construction trades. And construction of the $30 million medical center, a collaboration between PeaceHealth, San Juan Island hospital district and San Juan Island Community Foundation’s hospital steering committee, came in on budget and on time.


Islanders say “No” to coal


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Signed, sealed, delivered

After nearly seven years of stops, starts, fits and an ever-present tug-of-war, the San Juan County Council voted 5-1 in approving a package of regulatory revisions to the critical areas ordinance. Councilman Rich Peterson, North San Juan, cast the sole vote in dissent. Mandated by the state for counties whose longrange planning is dictated by the Growth Management Act, update of the critical areas ordinance, which covers fish and wildlife habitat, wetlands, frequently flooded areas, geologically hazardous areas and aquifer recharge areas, is intended to be done through the use of “best available science” and with no net-loss of functions and values of each. Critics from all corners of the political spectrum contend the council and its staff failed in following either. While the CAO

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Critics raise concerns about a coal export facility proposed for the industrial area of Cherry Point, near Bellingham, as part of a “scoping” meeting for the project’s upcoming environmental review, Saturday, in Friday Harbor.

who showed up Nov. 3 to let their opposition to the prospects of super-sized cargo carrying shipments of raw coal through the San Juans be known. Convened by state and federal officials, the meeting was part of the information gathering element for a mandatory environmental impact statement for the controversial Gateway Terminal Project. Proposed by Seattle-based SSA Marine, the terminal, which, if approved, would

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be built in the industrial area of Cherry Point, just north of Bellingham, would be an export facility for coal mined in the midwest, carried by rail through Washington, and then shipped through the Salish Sea and Juan de Fuca Strait to markets in Asia. At full capacity the terminal would be capable of shipping 48 million tons of coal, with as many as 450 giant cargo ships transiting each year through the San Juans. Given the environmental risks, islanders orca n No. 9: Objections raised over PeaceHealth’s potential partnership with Colorado-based faith-based medical giant n No. 10: Breakout year for Brickworks n Honorable Mention: - Mother Nature’s Friday

may be approved, the story may be far from over. Legal challenges are expected from the right and possibly the left as well.

Sales tax takes a hike

Despite tough economic times, voters backed a .03 percent increase in the August election, raising the local mark

from 7.8 percent to 8.1 percent, and delivering roughly $1 million in new funding to the town and county, combined, as a result. By law, the bulk of the revenue must be used to support law and justice services, or for public projects that increase public safety. The county will receive 60 percent of the total, while the Town of Friday Harbor gains 40 percent.

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Touched by ‘T-Elves’ surprise

I do not know who they are, but we would like to thank the “Twinkle Elves” for making my and my husband’s day. I discovered in my mailbox a lovely handmade card awarding us a “Twinkle Award” for “Best Reindeer” award. I want the elves to know that my poor husband spends hours each year checking one by one, burned out bulbs to get that reindeer to light up each year, as there is always at least one string out. So, to have this unexpected holiday joy arrive from elves unknown just helped to make our season a whole lot brighter. So, “Thank You,” Twinkle Elves, whomever you are (the award is now hanging on my Christmas tree). Lorie/Todd Narum Friday Harbor

Public pressure could curb runoff

An open letter to business owners and service clubs of Friday Harbor: Have you noticed at the new hospital site, that where there is a drainage ditch, there are cylinders of strawlooking material? They look like small rolled–up carpets. They are there to filter out silt and fragments of building materials. They also slow erosion. Have you noticed that there were none of these

things at the pipeline construction site just finished on Spring Street? (But it’s not finished. Apparently it has to be reworked in the spring). Without the straw filters, large quantities of silt, asphalt pieces, oil, and other toxins will again be going into the waters of Friday Harbor. In recent past, a ditch project on Front Street also took place without these protections. This runoff is toxic. For years I have been asking the Town of Friday Harbor to take ordinary precautions with stormwater, like those seen at the hospital site, to protect nearshore animals and plants. I have had poor (as in no) luck. I visualize myself as a gnat, buzzing in the face of town officials — annoying them, but having little effect. This is a source of frustration that I hope you can help with. The Town Council respects and listens to the business and service communities. With enough pressure from community leaders, we can begin taking proper care of our nearshore waters. The waters of Friday Harbor used to be productive and healthy. With your help, they can be again. San Juan Island is my home. I can’t imagine living anywhere else. I have lived here and worked on local marine biology issues for over 20 years. We do a lot of things right. It saddens me to walk downtown and see muck going into the harbor. It’s like we don’t know how to clean up after ourselves. Mike Kaill Friday Harbor

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‘Twinkle Elves’ strike again

Dear Twinkle Elves: Our students were thrilled when we found a festive award at our door that was left by the mysterious Twinkle Elves. Your surprise award brought cheer and joy to all of us, and is on display in our school. We wish to send a heartfelt “Thank You” for spreading holiday happiness this season. Holiday hugs and thanks. Mrs. D, Mrs. K & Stillpoint students Friday Harbor

PIMC not so ready to roll after all

I find myself wondering if I am the only patient who fell through the cracks at the opening of the new hospital. PeaceHealth should have never opened the hospital before having active and current patient files available. I would have been happy for the former IIMC to have stayed open to avoid the confusion and chaos I encountered. My MRI results were nowhere to be found because Island Hospital, in Anacortes, had not been given the new fax number. With a statement something like: “Too bad you need services just now,” I was assigned the task of finding my own MRI results and getting them to the right fax machine. I got a call late in the day Friday that my results were there, but no one to relate the results to me. I went in Saturday morning expecting the usual open clinic that

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has been available all these years only to find out that the MRI results came with a hefty emergency room copay. (Was there some sort of public notice that Saturday urgent care clinic would no longer be available?) As I see it, there is no referral service or patientcare coordination, and I find the level of indifference astounding. The thing the hospital administrators and board members need to remember is that trust is not a given, it needs to be earned. I do find some comfort in knowing that there is a friendly and professional hospital just a ferry ride away. Kent Gale San Juan Island — Editor’s note: PIMC CAO Jim Barnhart acknowledged in a recent press release that patients have experienced “longer-than-normal” registration times in the first two weeks, as information is loaded in the medical center’s informa-

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tion system for the first time. Such delays are expected to be reduced in the future, Barnhart said. Visit to read the press release and patient’s most ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ about the new medical center.

Public outwitted by CRC promises

Most people don’t get involved with politics and then complain about what their elected representatives do because they either voted for them along party lines or just “liked them.” Well, our recent Charter Review Committee laid it on the citizens that with three council members and less representation we would get a much more representative and a less expensive council. They said a lot of other things at the meeting that I attended that also were not true. But of course, only a handful of citizens showed up at those meetings and I

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guess they told a better story to the public than those in favor of the alternative. One thing the public didn’t understand was that the representation of Lopez, with one council member and one-sixth of the population of the county, now gets the same representation as either San Juan or Orcas. And for cost, the three new council members that will make $74,000 each equates to an increase — not a decrease in cost — of about $20,000. Unfortunately, we have no fact checkers in the county and sadly few people involved in the body politic. I hope when the charter is again reviewed that the citizens will be more circumspect. On the other hand, my best to the new council, and may they govern in an efficient and effective manner. Walter Corbin Orcas Island

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 — 7


Ferry Home Companion

Here’s our Top 10, how about yours?

Time to count (nurture) our blessings


is the season for the Top Ten Journal stories of 2012. The staff of this and our sister papers on Orcas and Lopez started with about fifty stories, culling out forty which, though perhaps important or interesting at the time, just didn’t seem that important or interesting in retrospect. We’re happy to highlight our Top Ten stories this week and next, and we’re actually pleased that few if any of them involved guns, gangs or death. Though we know that some of you, and us, have shed tears for departed loved ones, and we would not have hesitated to pick gruesome or unsavory stories if they had occurred here. But the stories that involved tears and tragedy, and for which we extend sympathy to our neighbors and relatives, didn’t leave us with the despair and desolation of an Aurora or a Newtown. For that, we’re most thankful. Still, a lot happened here in the last 12 months, and we hope you will peruse our choices and tell us what you think about those we chose and those we didn’t. We welcome a year’s-end critical review of what we reported and how we reported it. Plus, we’re confident that some of you can show the paper what good writing and sharp analysis looks like. So, feel free to let us know where we got it right or wrong. The Journal, and maybe even your neighbors, really would like to know.

For the Record n Seattle’s Kris Maudslin, who finished in second place in the 2012 Resurrection Derby, was incorrectly identified in a front page photo “Everett man nets derby’s top prize, $10K,” in the Dec. 12 edition. n



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PUBLIC MEETINGS SJI Hospital Commission, Dec. 19, 5 p.m., Frank Wilson EMS Building (new building), 1079 Spring St., F.H. n SJI School District Board of Directors, Dec. 19, 6 p.m., FHHS Library, 45 Blair Ave. n OPALCO Board of Directors, Dec. 20, 8:30 a.m., OPALCO office, Eastsound, 183 Mount Baker Road, Orcas Island. n Friday Harbor Town Council, Dec. 20, noon & 5:30 p.m., Town Council Chambers, 60 Second St., F.H. n Island Rec Commission, Dec. 20, 5 p.m., Island Rec office, 580 Guard Street. 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. n Ferry Advisory Committee, Jan. 9, 8:30 a.m., large conference room, Legislative Building, 55 Second St., F.H. n

Greatest gifts in life are often free, but can disappear if they’re not cared for


By Howard Schonberger

t was about 35 years ago when I first bought a lot at Cape San Juan from the late Glenn Ranson, a former employee of the Palo Alto (California) Times. I spent 30 years on that now-defunct newspaper cited as the most successful small-town daily in the country by Business Week magazine. Being in my mid-50s, I planned on retiring up here when I reached 75. Things changed. The Times, being an employee-owned newspaper during all of my years there, decided to sell out to the Chicago Tribune. I was one of a half-dozen who voted against it. More than a few hundred on the staffs of the dailies and weeklies and our employees on the San Francisco peninsula, from Burlingame to Sunnyvale, voted to sell for threeand-a-half times the value of our stock. By 1979, I was ready to join the Ransons on San Juan Island. Being a member of the Cape San Juan Lot Admiration Society, I started cleaning up my lot so I could be ready to build. I also found a house for Tom Bogardus to rent while he finished building his house, as he beat me getting out of Palo Alto. The Chicago Tribune killed the profit-sharing as soon as their six-month guarantee of “no changes” expired. Ranson and Bogardus urged me to look at a house on Andrews Bay that they heard was for sale. Glenn was a realtor, and Tom an ex-Merill’s Marauder and classmate at Northwestern, and a Palo Alto Times alumni. I drove out there to look at the west side house. The owner was widowed when her husband died while finishing the roof on the house. I went down to the beach while others looked at the house. The owner said that the prospective buyer was haggling over the price. It was the best decision I ever made. There was no one on the beach. As I descended the dozen steps to the beach I heard a strange wild noise and a “whoosh” noise... also some loud clapping sounds. The tide was out and I sat on a huge log to see what was making all the racket. Then I saw an orca... and another... breaching a couple hundred yards away near the county park. There were at least a dozen there, males with six-foot tall dorsal fins, smaller females with younger family members. I had no camera, no sketch pad. I only stayed still as possible for over an hour so they wouldn’t go away. Then another group came in from the south and the two groups checked each other out. I had never seen anything like it. Seeing and hearing them spout and roll and breach was overwhelming. I’ve been told there were three pods there that day. I only know that when I came back up to see the owner, I asked her what she wanted for her house and took out my check book to make my “earnest money” down

payment. I had discovered reason No. 1 of why people visit our islands — to see the whales. That’s the kind of people I like, people who appreciate nature. Even more, I like those who recognize that some treasures in this life are free for all, if we are careful in our husbandry and stewardship. I have seen a few recesHoward Schonberger sions since arriving here, but Columnist nothing that compares to the Great Depression; I found a frozen body on my paper route in 1935 Nebraska. Here we have to contend with some inconveniences living on an island, but how can you beat having a hospital worth millions for this rural county, opening on time and under budget. I remember seeing my brother Stan, in Platte Center, Nebraska, when he took over a doctor’s practice for the summer. He delivered five babies on farmhouse kitchen tables (for five chicken dinners) on that day. I was hitch-hiking out to California to get a defense job and tuition money. Sure, times are tougher than a few years ago. But we’re still the favorite destination for people on this globe who come to the USA for a better chance. I sure can’t blame any of my predecessors who came to the colonies or Ellis Island, let alone the San Juans. — Enjoy these holidays, friends. Love one another and go with the F.L.O.W. (Ferry Lovers of Washington)

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Else Martha Franke Gabriel: April 18, 1913 — Dec. 8, 2012 Else Gabriel was born in the Charlottenburg District of Berlin, Germany in 1913, the second of two daughters to Elise and Herman Franke. While not from a wealthy family, she won a scholarship to a prestigious private girls’ academy early on in her schooling. Her education, which included studying at the University of Berlin, gave Else Else Gabriel a life-long love of learning and knowledge. Born just before World War I, the politics and social chaos in Germany shaped her life dramatically, and Else and her young family were, essentially, refugees from 1938 until 1955. Fleeing the war in Europe, she went on to live in Kenya, Uganda, Palestine, Cyprus, returned to Germany in 1955,

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immigrated to Canada and then moved to Michigan and Texas. After almost 30 years in Texas, and at 88 years old, Else stated that she wanted to have one more adventure and moved to Orcas Island, sight unseen. Among the Orcas islanders, she found a home, church and community that she adored and often said that the happiest time of her life was here in the San Juan Islands. Else is on her last journey now, but her friends at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish and at the Orcas Senior Center are likely to remember the vivid stories of her travels for years to come. She is survived by: her daughter, Dagmar Szabados of North Hollywood, Calif; daughter, Ingrid Gabriel of Friday Harbor; granddaughter, Isabel Gabriel of Friday Harbor; son, Harald Wermel of Rutherford, N.J.; and beloved niece, Christiane Vermel of Red Rock, Ariz. She is preceded in passing by her son, Ivar Wermel and her grandson, Spencer Wermel. A memorial service and interment at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish in Eastsound will take place in the spring. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Anacortes, and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Else, please sign the online guest register at — Family of Else Gabriel

Jeanne Sambuck Petersen: 1921 — 2012 Jeanne Sambuck Petersen died peacefully in her sleep Dec. 7, 2012 at her home in Friday Harbor, Wash. She had lived on San Juan Island for the past 22 years. Prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest, she had lived in Santa Cruz County for 70 years. During those years she was very active in charitable organizations and graciously hosted many events. Jeanne, a fourth generation of the Stephen Scurich Family in the Pajaro Valley, was born Jan. 19, 1921 in Watsonville, Calif., to Dr.

Anton J. Sambuck and Anna Scurich Sambuck. In 1940, she married Allan E. Petersen and had three children. She is survived by her daughters Joan Petersen White of Friday Harbor, Wash., and Susan A. Petersen of Watsonville, Calif. She is pre-deceased by her son John Allan Petersen. Her sister Patricia Sambuck Wilder lives in Elgin, Texas. There are numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in California and Texas. Private family services to be held at a later date. — Family of Jeanne Petersen


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13. Cracker spread 18. Change, chemically 22. Little people 24. Pinocchio, at times 26. Parenthesis, essentially 28. "___ we having fun yet?" 29. Car dealer's offering 30. "Wheels" 31. "... ___ he drove out of sight" 34. Decline 35. "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" librettist Burrows 36. Usually

37. Eurasian wheat 39. Grassland 40. Bungle, with "up" 43. Dracula, at times 45. Newbie, of sorts 47. "Enough already!" (2 wds) 48. Excessive complainer 49. Bewitch 50. Mexican shawl 53. Carries 54. Legislate 55. The Amish, e.g. 56. Brandy flavor 58. "Brave New World" drug 59. Ado 62. Kind of shot 63. "Awesome!" Answers to today's puzzle on page 14

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 16. Sudoku and Crossword answers on page 14


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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 — 9

FH heads into ‘heart’ of 1A heat with two wins in tow Williamson, Galt, Cooper-West score in double-digits in back-to-back wins

Division 2B realm. Galt tossed in a team-high 20 points and Williamson and Cooper-West netted 12 points apiece. With the pair of wins, the Wolverines improved to 4-3 overall and will have momentum on their side as they plunge head-long into the heart of their Division 1A conference schedule. Following Tuesday’s match up at home against Mount Baker, Friday Harbor faces Coupeville, Thursday, and Nooksack Valley, Saturday, in a pair of home contests that could weigh heavily on the regional 1A race for post-season play. Next: Tip off against Coupeville is 4:30 p.m., Thursday, in Turnbull Gym, and, at the time of the Journal’s Monday press deadline, had yet to be determined for Saturday’s San Juan JewelS contest against the Pioneers. 260 Spring Street

By Scott Rasmussen Journal editor

The Wolverines lit up the scoreboard early and often in dispatching Division 2B Tacoma Baptist in a 65-53 nonconference victory, Friday, at La Conner. Senior Collin Williamson tallied 20 points in leading Friday Harbor to its highest scoring output of the season. Junior Otis Cooper-West tossed in 18 points and senior swingman Donald Galt added 13. The Wolverines, who put up 20 points in the opening period and 21 in the second, led 41-18 at the break, and bumped up the advantage by three more points by outscoring Tacoma Baptist 14-11 in the third. But the Crusaders still had some fight left in them. Sophomore Brandon Stoehr scored 16 of his game-high 28 points in the fourth period, as Tacoma Baptist narrowed its margin of defeat by outscoring the Wolverines 24-10 in the final quarter of play.

Otis Cooper-West

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“We just had a bit of a let down there at the end,” Coach Rod Turnbull said. “We’re still a work in progress but we’re doing better on some of the little things, like ball movement. We did a better job Saturday on finishing the game.” The Wolverines notched a second victory in less than 24 hours the following day, at La Conner as well, with a 58-32 start-to-finish win over Naselle, which, like Tacoma Baptist, and La Conner EVANS FUNERAL or Orcas, competes in the

Wolverines claim win No. 1 Freshman Allie Galt tossed in a team-high 16 points and junior Tabatha Keane added 14, as the Friday Harbor girls basketball team claimed its first victory of the season with a 40-28 win over Tacoma Baptist, a Division 2B team, Friday, at La Conner. “We needed that,” Coach Eric Jangard said about win No. 1 of the 2012-13 campaign. “But I really think that we could’ve had two.” The following day, again on the road at La Conner, the Wolverines fell by three points in a 31-28 loss to

Wrestlers seize win at La Conner

The Friday Harbor wrestling team claimed a victory on the road over La Conner, Dec. 11, defeating the Braves 42-36. Following four matches on the road, the Wolverines will host the Braves, Jan. 15, beginning at 5 p.m., in Hall Gym.

Naselle, also, like Tacoma Baptist, a Division 2B team. With mixed results Allie Galt leads over the Wolverines to first win with team-high weekend, the 16 points. Wolverines improved to 1-6 overall, and, following a six-point loss to Concrete at home, Dec. 11, dropped to 0-2 in Northwest 1A/2B League play.

Collin Williamson

With a first-victory under its belt, Friday Harbor this week launches into the teeth of its regional 1A conference schedule, facing Coupeville at home Thursday, and then taking on Nooksack Valley, also at home, on Saturday. Tip off is 6 p.m. against Coupeville and at noon against the Pioneers. The Wolverines matched up Tuesday against regional 1A rival Mount Baker (see www.sanjuanjournal. com or story and game results).

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What’s Happening! Wednesday, Dec. 19 TREC After School Program, 3-5:30 p.m., FHHS Tech Building, free. Drop-in recreation grades 7-12. Info, 3784953, Drop-in Badminton & Ping Pong , 7-9 p.m., Turnbull Gym. Ages 16 and up; $2 drop-in fee. Info, 3784953,

Thursday, Dec. 20 Crafternoons: Holiday Ornaments, 3:154:15 p.m., library, free. Children grades 5-8 transform clear glass ornaments into handmade holiday gifts; supplies, glitter, paint, stencils, provided. Info, 378-2798, Adult Indoor Soccer, 6:308:30 p.m., Fairgrounds building. Ages 16 and older. Drop-in fee $5. Info, 378-4953, www. Lavendera Thursdays: ‘Community Health Night’, 6:30 p.m., Lavendera Massage, 285 Spring St., free. Free treatments include energy work, card readings, 15-minute massage (clothed), and more. Info, 378-3637, www.lavenderadayspa. com. Winter Solstice Concert, 7:30 p.m., Isle Be Jammin’, 310B Spring St. Stanley Greenthal, Kip Greenthal, Jamie Laval and Christos Govetas perform Greek, Turkish and Scottishinspired tunes. Tickets, $12, at Isle Be Jammin’, or 378-5151.

Friday, Dec. 21 Christmas Island: Music Trivia Fundraiser, 7 p.m., Grange Hall, 152 N. First St. Info, 378-2267. Holiday Family Film Night: “Elf”, 7 p.m., See Calendar, Page 12

By Cali Bagby

Islands Sounder reporter


r. Frank James, San Juan County health officer, said that 1 to 2 percent of Americans have a seasonal affective disorder, known as SAD, which basically means they become depressed when there is less light. SAD tends to affect women more then men and young rather than older people, added James. Luckily there is an easy solution to this problem. You can purchase lights that mimic the sun by producing 10,000 lux (a measurement of light intensity). James said 30 minutes of exposure to these lights can be helpful. “Some people may benefit from steady exposure or just a couple times a week,” he added. According to the Mayo Clinic, light therapy can also be used to help adjust daily sleep cycles (circadian rhythm), which may play a role in mood.

Move those feet

James said that 75 percent of people affected by depression get better through medication, 70 percent see improvement through talk therapy and 70 percent see an increase in mood through exercise. “The problem with exercise is that people are often too depressed to get off the couch,” said James. For people facing that level of lethargy, James recommends seeking medication or talk therapy first and then focus on getting exercise back into their lives. “Exercise can prevent major depression,” said James. The recommended dose of physical activity is 40 minutes a day. If that sounds like a lot, don’t be alarmed, even every day tasks like cleaning the house or taking a walk can count as exercise. James said as long as you are slightly out of breath, but could still maintain a conversation then you are at the right level of physical exertion. If you can get outdoors during the day and combine light exposure while raising your heart rate, then you may have an easier time escaping the winter blues. James said light indoors is “wimpy” compared to outside light even when the days are overcast. “Combining exercise and light is a fabulous idea,” said James. If you want to go the extra mile and make sure exercise stays in your daily routine, James recommends getting a workout buddy.

Make a new furry friend

“There is nothing better than coming in and playing with a kitten or a cat to make you laugh during the winter blahs,” said Shelter Manager Marsha Waunch. And unlike humans, the animals aren’t aware of the winter blues they just know someone is there to play with them and give them love and are happy to return those affections. Waunch said watching the kittens play with volunteers is hilarious Taking a shelter dog for a walk, gets you out in the fresh air, clear our minds and helps us to think positively, she

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Phil Heikkinen, director of the Orcas Public Library, said that books can confirm whatever feelings you have. For instance you can pick up a dark subject, or material that is just entertaining or something uplifting and spiritual. And even books that are purely entertaining, according to Heikkinen, can feed your imagination more than watching TV. “Reading is more active, you are drawing connections and it’s intellectual,” he said. “Almost like hiking, but you don’t have to leave the room. It’s exercise for your brain.” Heikkinen tries to keep a balance between keeping equal numbers of non-fiction and fiction on his nightstand. He compares this practice to “running a couple of miles to earn your junk food.” For Heikkinen, having a series written by a good author, who provides compelling and interesting characters is a reliable “friend” that you can always trust. “After having a rough day it’s comforting to sit in bed and read a good book and it’s much more cozy than TV,” he said. If people are looking for new reads, Heikkinen and the rest of the staff are always available at the front desk to share their favorite authors and offer suggestions. “It’s a time to share a world for a few minutes,” said Heikkinen. “Reading can increase your horizons, takes you out of the smaller picture and to a lot of different experiences in a short amount of time.” To share your love of literature, join the Book Club that meets the first Friday of every month, noon to 1 p.m. in the conference room. For more info, visit


With Moran State Park and the splendid views from Mount Constitution and the lush trails of Turtleback Mountain, it’s easy to forget the wonders of other location in our archipelago. Grab a friend or loved one and hire a scenic flight, it might be high-time to get a new perspective of island life. If you’d rather be on the ground than with your head in the clouds, bundle up with your winter best and a hot thermos of cocoa and visit any of these premier hiking spots: • “The Whale Watch Park” also known as Lime Kiln State Park on San Juan • The Cattle Point Light House in the San Juan Island National Park • Lopez Hill, Watmough Bight and Shark Reef are all premier destinations on Lopez Winter is also a good time for reflection and a chance to not only explore the outer world, but explore some internal dimensions. Perhaps you have always wanted to take up knitting, watercolors or guitar. You don’t have to wait until the New Year to add something to your daily routine.


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Accomplished composer and concert pianist Grisha Krivchenia will perform original works and pieces by Frederic Chopin and Philip Glass at the Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church. Krivchenia began giving solo piano recitals at age 15 and has played in hundreds of concerts since. He studied piano and composition at Oberlin Conservatory, and now teaches music and philosophy at Friday Harbor’s Spring Street International School. “I compose and give performances because the time that I spend making music is time that I feel very connected to myself and to the world,” Krivchenia said. Connect with exquisite piano music and Krivchenia’s world Saturday, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m., at the Presbyterian Church, 425 Spring Street. Contributed photo Admission is free; donations will benefit local chilGrisha Krivchenia performs Saturday, dren's music education initiatives, MELA and The Dec. 29, at the Presbyterian Church. Very Young People’s Concert.


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Around Town

‘The Bucks Stopped Here’: four generations of island history The Buck family first set down roots years, the changes taking place at that in the San Juans in 1918. And as the time, and the development of Friday saying goes, the rest is history. And Island and Cape San Juan in an era in quite a history it is to tell. which San Juan County was in danger “The Bucks Stopped Here”, written of going broke. An autobiographical by Sam R. Buck II, brings to life in prose account of nearly 100 years of island and in photographs the family’s love of history, the story, as told through the the islands, and its many accomplisheyes of Sam Buck II, born ments, adventures and struggles over in 1927, is illustrated by File photo nearly a century of island living. unique historical photos, Sam Buck II The story begins in 1918, with Sam’s as well as others of more father, elected as San Juan County attorney two recent times. Whether it’s playing the years later and, along with a two-year hiatus to role of Daddy Warbucks in the comserve in the Washington state legislature, con- munity theatre’s first-ever performance ducted legal affairs for the county for 16 years. of “Annie”, or as a notable island realIt traces the life of the Bucks during those early tor, Buck offers insight into his own

Johnston on duty at Island Rec

Morgan Johnston inherited the role of recreation specialist for Island Rec nearly a month ago, and she has been busy organizing and planning out the Morgan Johnston its sports, outdoor, adult and fitness programs ever since. A 2010 graduate of Western Washington University, Johnston earned a degree in recreation and has worked for recreation districts in Richland, Wash., and Sheridan, Wyo., before joining Island Rec. New to the islands, Johnston lists softball and rugby as favorite sports, enjoys hiking, looks forward with anticipation to the next series of Know Your Island Walks, and has her antennas up about the level of interest

of "adult dodge ball". Contact Johnston at 3784953, or Island Rec, 580 Guard St., M-F. Additional info, www,

Ring in ‘New Year’ at Island Rec annual bash

Music, dancing, contests, games, holiday activities, there’s something in store for the whole family at Island Rec’s annual New Year’s Eve, Monday, Dec. 31. Co-sponsored by Island Rec and San Juan Island Prevention Coalition, the annual event features a variety of family friendly activi-

ties and a venue for ringing in the New Year in an alcohol-free enviornment. Activities get under way beginning at 7 p.m. at the Mullis Community Senior Center, 589 Nash St. Clocks will be set to Eastern Standard Time in order to welcome in the new year at 9 p.m. The celebration is intended for all ages; children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Partygoers are encouraged to bring a snack or potluck dish to share. For more info, contact Island Rec, 378-4953, www. islandrec. org.

personal story, his affection for the community and its causes, as well as his family’s 85-year history, over four generations, in the San Juans. Published by Illuminata Publishers, the book, $15.95, is available for purchase at Griffin Bay Bookstore, 155 Spring St.; 378-5511,


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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 accor-

dance, both State and Federal wage laws and rules apply as provided in the Contract (Section 1-07.9). Approved “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 Provisions 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 Depart-

ment 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.

TOWN OF FRIDAY HARBOR LEGAL NOTICES AGENDA - TOWN COUNCIL Town Council Chambers 60 Second Street Thursday, December 20, 2012 12:00 PM Call to Order / Roll Call / Flag Salute / Public Access (Est. 5 min.) Recognition of Town employees for five, ten, fifteen, twenty or more years (Est. 5 min.) PUBLIC HEARING Amendments to the adopted 2012 Town Budget (Est. 5 min.) Ordinance No. 1501 Amending the 2012 Town Budget (Est. 10 min.) Ordinance No. 1504 Establishing a process for site plan reviews (Est. 10 min.) Resolution No. 1917 Establishing a green house gas policy (Est. 5 min.) Resolution No. 1918 Authorizing the Mayor to execute a grant agreement with the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board for funding improvements to Mullis Street (Est. 5 min. Resolution No. 1919 Authorizing the Mayor to execute a grant agreement with the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board for funding improvements to Blair Avenue (Est. 5 min.) Resolution No. 1920 Authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract with the engineering firm of Gray & Osborne, Inc. for design of

Mullis Street Improvement Project (Est. 5 min.) Resolution No. 1921 Authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract with the engineering firm of Gray & Osborne, Inc. for design of Blair Avenue Improvement Project. (Est. 5 min.) Resolution No. 1922 Authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 1 to the agreement with Elizabeth Anderson, AICP, to complete a Solid Waste Management Plan for the Town of Friday Harbor (Est. 5 min.) Reappointment of Stacey Smith to the Town Planning Commission (Est. 30 min.) Administrator’s Report Payment of Claims Approval of Minutes Future Agenda Items Citizen Response CLOSED SESSION - Pursuant to RCW 42.30.140(4) regarding collective bargaining Adjourn 5:30 PM Call to Order / Roll Call / Flag Salute / Public Access (Est. 5 min.) Ordinance No. 1502 Adopting the Capital Projects Fund (Est. 5 min.) Ordinance No. 1503 Adopting the 2013 Town Budget (Est. 5 min.) Resolution No. 1923 Adopting a post issuance compliance policy for governmental bonds (Est. 10 min.) Resolution No. 1924 Authorizing the Mayor to execute a

law enforcement contract with San Juan County for the year 2013 (Est. 10 min.) Resolution No. 1925 Authorizing the Mayor to execute a court services contract with San Juan County for the year 2013 (Est. 15 min.) County Council Update Future Agenda Items Citizen Response Adjourn LEGAL NO. FH445363 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. December 19, 2012. NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE TOWN COUNCIL REGARDING A SHORELINE SUBSTANTIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL: The Town of Friday Harbor has received an application from Robert Oorthuys for a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit (SSDP No. 95) proposing to repair and shore up existing waterfront structures; and to replace and construct bulkheads to protect existing structures and banks. A full description of the proposal is on file. PROPONENT: Robert Oorthuys 1025 Boylston Avenue E Seattle, WA 98101 LOCATION: The subject properties

are located at 628 - 730 Turn Point Road on tax parcel numbers 351392503, 2504, 2505, 2507, 2508 and 2509 which are within the designated shoreline of the Town of Friday Harbor. TIME & DATE: The Town Council will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to review this SHORELINE SUBSTANTIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT application at 5:30 PM Thursday, January 3, 2013 in the Council Chamber at Town Hall, 60 Second Street, Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250. Additional information about the proposal is available for public review online at or by request by contacting Mike Bertrand at the Town’s Community Development Department. LEGAL NO. FH445364 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. December 19, 2012, January 2, 2013. 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 available for review at Town Hall, 60 Sec-

ond 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 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 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.

MISCELLANEOUS LEGAL NOTICES AMENDED NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington Chapter 61.24, et seq. Grantor(s): Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S., Successor Trustee Grantee(s): Robert C. Brewster, Jr. Legal Description (abbreviated): Complete legal within document LOT 1, DEER PARK 2 Assessor’s Tax Parcel Identification No(s): 272511007000 Reference No. of Related Documents: 2012-0606014 I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee will on December 28, 2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, on the front steps, main entrance, San Juan County Courthouse, 350 Court St. #7, City of Friday Harbor, State of Washington, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of


JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON; the postal address of which is commonly known as 84 Perch Tree Lane, Eastsound, Washington 98245; which Property is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated November 14, 2007, and recorded on November 21, 2007, under Auditor’s/Recorder’s File No. 20071121008, records of San Juan County, Washington, from Robert C. Brewster, Jr., an unmarried individual, as grantor (the “Borrower”), to Pacific Northwest Title Insurance Company, Inc., a Washington corp., as trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), as beneficiary, solely nominee for HomeStreet Bank, as lender, (the “Deed of Trust”), the beneficial interest in which was assigned by MERS to HomeStreet Bank (the “Beneficiary”), by Assignment of Deed of Trust re-

corded in the Official Records of San Juan County, Washington on April 24, 2012, under Recording No. 2012-0424004. Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S., is now Trustee by reason of an Appointment of Successor Trustee recorded on July 22, 2011, under Recording No. 2011-0722001, records of San Juan County, Washington. 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 defaults for which this foreclosure is made are as follows: 1. Failure to pay the monthly payment due November 1, 2011 and the payments thereafter due under the Loan that is secured by the Deed of

Trust; and 2. Unauthorized transfer of the Property. The following is an itemized summary of the amounts that are now in arrears: Monthly payments of $6,337.56, due on December 1, 2011, through November 1, 2012: $76,050.72 Late charges of $274.84 each, due on each monthly payment not paid within 15 days of its due date, for monthly payments due on November 1, 2011, through November 1, 2012: $3,298.08 Advances by Beneficiary: Attorneys’ fees and costs for prior foreclosure action: $4,629.00 Attorneys’ fees and costs for related bankruptcy action: $11,388.00 TOTAL MONTHLY PAYMENTS, LATE CHARGES, AND OTHER AMOUNTS IN ARREARS: $95,365.80 IV.

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The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal Balance, $1,002,362.16, together with interest as provided in the Note or other instrument secured from November 1, 2011, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V. The 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 December 28, 2012. The defaults referred to in paragraph III must be cured by December 17, 2012 (11 days before the sale) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before December 17, 2012 (11 days before the sale date) the default as set forth in paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after December 17, 2012 (11 days before the sale) 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 at the following addresses: Robert C. Brewster, Jr. 84 Perch Tree Lane Eastsound, Washington 98245 J a n e Doe, Unknown Spouse of Robert C. Brewster, Jr. 84 Perch Tree Lane Eastsound, Washington 98245 Robert C. Brewster, Jr. 1157 Federal Ave. E. Seattle, WA 98102 Jane Doe, Unknown Spouse of Robert C. Brewster, Jr. 1157 Federal Ave. E. Seattle, WA 98102 by both first class and certified mail on May 1, 2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower was personally served on May 3, 2012, with said written Notice of Default or the written notice of default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. A Notice of Trustee’s Sale was executed by the Successor Trustee and filed of record on June 6, 2012, under Recording File No. 2012-0606014, official records of San Juan County, Washington. The Notice was mailed to all persons entitled to notice thereof and posted in compliance with the requirements of RCW Ch. 61.24. VIII. On September 20, 2012, the current owner of the Property filed a petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington under Cause No. 12-19629-KAO. As a result of the filing of such bankruptcy petition, the Trustee’s Sale, as originally scheduled, was automatically stayed by Section 362(a) of the Bankruptcy Code. On November 5, 2012, an Order was entered by the Bankruptcy Court, which Order provided relief from the automatic stay and authorized and directed the Trustee to proceed with the non-judicial foreclosure against the Property. IX. 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. To the best of the Trustee’s knowledge and belief, grantors are not active members of the United States military forces. X. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Borrower and all those who

hold by, through or under the Borrower of all their interest in the Property. XI. Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. XII. 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 occupant and tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants and tenants by summary proceedings under the unlawful detainer act, chapter 59.12 RCW. XIII. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Sale status may be accessed at DATED this 19th day of November, 2012. TRUSTEE: HILLIS CLARK MARTIN & PETERSON P.S. By: /s/ Julie B. Hamilton 1221 Second Avenue, Suite 500 Seattle, Washington 98101-2925 Telephone: (206) 623-1745 STATE OF WASHINGTON ss. COUNTY OF KING I certify that I know or have satisfactory evidence that Julie B. Hamilton is the person who appeared before me, and said person acknowledged that she signed this instrument, on oath stated that she was authorized to execute the instrument and acknowledged it as the representative of HILLIS CLARK MARTIN & PETERSON, a Washington professional service corporation, to be the free and voluntary act of such party for the uses and purposes mentioned in the instrument. DATED this 19th day of November, 2012. Tracy M. Yi NOTARY PUBLIC in and for the State of Washington, residing at Seattle My Commission Expires 8-19-16 LEGAL NO. J440279 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. November 28, December 19, 2012.

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 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.

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.

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NOTICE The OPALCO Board of Directors has set Saturday, May 4, 2013 for its Annual Meeting and election of directors from District 3 (Lopez, Decatur, Center and Charles islands) and District 4 (Shaw, Crane, Canoe and Bell islands). No later than January 4, 2013 the directors will appoint two separate Nominating Committees consisting of three to five OPALCO members from Voting District 3 and Voting District 4. Each Committee will nominate two to five members as candidates for Director from their respective districts. District 3 will have two openings; District 4 will have one opening. A list of director candidates will be posted in the lobby of the Eastsound office no later than March 5, 2013. Fifteen or more members from District 3 or District 4 may make other nominations by signed petition filed at the Eastsound office no later than March 20, 2013. If you are an OPALCO member living in either District 3 or District 4 and are interested in serving on the Nominating Committee or the OPALCO Board of Directors, please contact Bev Madan at 376-3549 or LEGAL NO. JS445091 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. December 19, 26, 2012, January 2, 9, 2013. SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR SAN JUAN COUNTY Estate of GWENDOLYN E. YANSEN, Deceased. Case No. 12 4 05072 2 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The Co-Personal Representatives named below have been appointed as Co-Personal Representatives 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 Co-Personal Representatives or the Co-Personal Representatives’ 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 Co-Personal Representatives served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: December 19th, 2012 CO-PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES: Diana M. Wisen, Donald E. Yansen, David E. Yansen ATTORNEY FOR CO-PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES: Cyrus W. Field, WSBA #33414 ADDRESS FOR MAILING/ SERVICE: c/o Cyrus W. Field POB 367, Shaw Island, WA 98286/ 640 Mullis St, Suite B217, Friday Harbor, WA LEGAL NO. J445036 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. December 19, 26, 2012, January 2, 2013.


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. SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON STATE IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KING In the Matter of the Estate of: SHERIDAN CLARK JOHNSTON, Deceased No. 12-4-05901-0 SEA 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 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: December 17th, 2012 Personal Representative Melissa Ann Youngman Attorney for the Personal Representative Scott Gifford WSBA#40926 Address for Mailing or Service: Scott Gifford 817 24th Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98144 LEGAL NO. J445353 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. December 19, 26, 2012, January 2, 2013.


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Guild a $20,000 matching grant to support its funding drive to renovate the Brickworks building and retire the project debt. “Added to the recently announced $100,000 matching donation pledge, this generous grant will help us to raise $240,000 towards

our goal,” the Ag Guild’s Jane Burton-Bell said The Ag Guild says contributions will help open the building for use in the summer of 2013. Because volunteers and workers have been working seven days a week, renovation of the historic building is progressing rap-

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idly, according to the Guild. Frequent updates, including photos, are posted on Facebook (Brickworks). Donation information: Email: info@fhbrickworks. com. Or mail to SJI Ag Guild, PO Box 1945, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.

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