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WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2013  VOL. 46, NO. 20  75¢

Animal love

Orcas couple goes to Thailand to work with elephants, returns home with new puppy by COLLEEN SMITH ARMSTRONG Editor/Publisher

Packs of dogs roam freely and happily among the elderly elephants. Most of these canines are owned by the sanctuary’s staff and are part of the family. Nearby, hundreds of dogs are contained in outdoor runs. Some are sweet, some are aggressive. All of them were rescued from the streets of Bangkok after floods left them homeless and injured. “Many had rotted limbs and needed amputations,” said Tracy Harachi, who traveled to the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand last December with her husband Nate Yoffa. “One dog gave birth while clinging to a cement wall, submerged in water ... her tail rotted off.” Harachi, a professor at the University of Washington and Yoffa, who works for a software company, went to the park to lend care to elephants who were rescued from inhumane and abusive work conditions. But they encountered something unexpect-

ed: hundreds of dogs and cats who survived Thailand’s devastating floods in 2011. The founders of Elephant Nature Park gathered up the animals and brought them to the 150-acre park via small boats. At one point, they had 500 dogs. There are around 40 dogs per run. “It was completely overwhelming,” Yoffa said. In addition to feeding and caring for the animals, the nonprofit provides free vet care and spay/ neuter services to the nearby villages. Yoffa and Harachi spent time with many of the dogs, including a shepherd mix named Steel. She was hit by a car and put in a metal cage to die, as euthanasia is not permitted in Thailand. Steel lost both of her hind legs, and now gets around with a set of wheels and a specially built tile floor. One dog in particular caught their attention: a young, sweet pup named Bua Kao, which means “White Lotus.” She had been at the


Colleen Smith Armstrong/Staff Photo

Lek Chailert photos

Top: Tracy Harachi and Nate Yoffa with (l-r) Jasmine, B.K. and Joey at their home on Orcas Island. Above: Some of the dogs that were rescued in Bangkok. Right: A new baby elephant at the park in Thailand.

Contention over aerial photos contract by STEVE WEHRLY Journal reporter

Controversy over a contract for high-tech aerial photographs of San Juan County clouded the final meeting of the six-person county council on May 7. The council approved a $122,000 threeyear contract with Pictometry International on March 12 to update a set of comprehensive photographs first obtained six years ago. The photos are used for road and land use planning by the Public Works and Community Development and Planning departments, and for various purposes by other government and private agencies. Councilmen Marc Florenza and Bob Jarman previously voted against the contract and renewed their objections at the May 7 hearing. When originally approved, the council required Stan Matthews, interim information services manager, who brought the proposal to the council, to obtain one-third of the cost from non-county sources, such as the Port of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island Fire Department and Eastsound Sewer and Water District. Several of the original targets refused, but Matthews convinced other contributors,

such as Roche Harbor Resort, to contribute. After citizens expressed opposition to the plan (especially the “oblique” photographs that provide side views of properties), council members rethought their support for the project and expressed those second thoughts at the council meeting. They questioned Matthews for an hour, ending the hearing by passing a motion “to contact Pictometry to see what it would cost to get out of the contract.” Matthews testified he was “gobsmacked by the controversy” over the contract, recounting that when Pictometry approached the county proposing to photograph San Juan County in conjunction with their current photo project for Whatcom and Skagit Counties, he and other county department heads thought it an opportunity to update the county photo portfolio and save money both the county and local residents. The contract was negotiated by Matthews, approved by Prosecuting Attorney Randy Gaylord’s office and signed by Bob Jean, interim county manager, on April 9. The first $16,000 payment was sent to Pictometry a few days later, before Pictometry reportedly signed

the contract on April 26. The council on May 7 questioned Matthews on both the process and substance of the contract. Forlenza said it was “surprising that $110,000 was suddenly freed up” to spend on the photography; Matthews countered that most of the money was “grant money” that was available to departments such as Public Works and Community Development and Planning for projects related to their general responsibilities. Forlenza concluded the project was a “snafu.” Councilman Rich Peterson was troubled by disclaimers in the contract fine print that said the photographs were “not suitable for hydrographic planning” and were “not intended to substitute for a professional survey.” Matthews explained that these were “standard contractual provisions” to protect Pictometry from lawsuits. Peterson ended his questions clearly troubled, saying, “I fault myself for not asking a lot of different questions” about the proposal. Council members Rick Hughes, Jamie Stevens and Patty Miller expressed similar



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Students go to Math Olympiad

contributed photo L-R, back: Meg Waage, Kayleigh Horton, Nate Smith, Justin Hendryx, Ronan Kau, Luke Pietsch, Ethan White, Henry Meinhardt Moe, Phaedra Osborn, Jessie Nichols, Maya Heikkinen, Kellen Maier, Maggie Toombs. Front: Ewan Lister, Emma Thoron, Lilia Greening, Benjamin Pollard, Arla Sutton, Millie Kau.

Nineteen students from Orcas Island School District traveled to Bainbridge Island on May 4 to compete in the 2013 Washington State Math Olympiad, a state-wide event that hosts a challenging one day competition for 3,000 students at locations spread throughout the state. Training for this year’s event began last fall, with some students practicing in an after school class organized by the Funhouse and Orcas Island Parks and Recreation. Guided

by Funhouse staff Lana Hickmann and Funhouse board member and mathematician Carl de Boor, fourth - sixth grade students would meet after school to tackle a diversity of math problems from algebra and geometry to measurement and probability. In January, the class divided into 3 separate grade levels taught by Middle School Teacher Lori Oakes, sixth grade parent volunteers David Kau and Chris Waage, and fifth grade parent volunteers Chris Sutton and Ian Lister.

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Participation in the two day event, was made possible by OISD, a large grant from the Orcas Island Education Foundation, as well as support from a private anonymous donor. This year’s student performance at the competition was impressive. Solid performances were demonstrated at all grade levels with one team taking home two medals for their Superior performance and three teams receiving ribbons for Excellence. “Orcas should be proud of all these students. The competition was an eye opening experience, even for the coaches. The kids were not intimidated by the larger and specialized schools from places like Seattle, Redmond, and Bainbridge,” said one Orcas coach. “It takes a lot of dedication to work through many afternoons of extra math. Some of the first time students were so fired up by the event they are already practicing for next year.”

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Orcas school musicians attend honor orchestra

Seven musicians from Orcas Middle School and sixth grade were accepted at this year’s Junior Honor Festival which took place on Saturday, May 4 at North Whidbey Middle School in Oak Harbor. Presented by the San Juan Music Educators Association, the Festival hosted some of the top musicians (233 students from 23 area middle schools) at an all-day rehearsal, concluding with a concert. Devon Mann and Maggie Page participated in the Junior Honor Band conducted by Parker Bixby, band director for Mercer Island High School. The Honor Band prepared three selections: “April” by Aaron Perrine, “Adrenaline Engines” by Randal Strandbridge and the beautiful “Earth Dance” by Michael Sweeney. “This is an experience that our kids will not soon forget,” said Martin Lund, Orcas Band director. “To play with an 80-member band, and to be a part of that big sound – it’s lifechanging.”

contributed photo L-R: Paris Wilson, Olivia Brunner-Gaydos, Emily Toombs, Maggie Page, Devon Mann, Michael Chesher and Evan Tidrington with strings director Pamela Wright in back.

Olivia Brunner-Gaydos, Michael Chesher, Evan Tidrington, Emily Toombs and Paris Wilson were selected for the Junior Honor Orchestra, conducted by Anna Edwards, Music Director at Roosevelt High School in Seattle where she has built the orchestra into a nationally-recognized program. They played Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto, No.3” and three movements from Norman Leyden’s “Serenade for String Orchestra.” “Anna Edwards is a wonderful conductor,” said Pamela Wright, Orcas Strings director. “Our stu-

FEAST starts soon

The FEAST program is gearing up for another season and seeking high school students who want to join in the fun. “Food Education and Sustainability for Teens” is a summer-long educational program where students explore the world of food and sustainability through a series of workshops, led by skilled and knowledgeable teachers. Students will visit farms, homesteads, shops and other sites. This year, FEAST runs from June 25 until Aug. 28, meeting for workshops two days a week, almost exclusively on Tuesdays and Wednesday. The program will hold garden work-parties as well as the annual FEAST celebration dinner in September. Tuition is on a sliding scale, $0 to $200. FEAST is coordinated this summer by Emmett Adam, a graduate of the Bullock Permaculture Homestead. Join him on Friday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the school garden for a meeting or the following Friday, May 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. for a work-party in the community garden in town. For more info, including the summer schedule, visit or contact Emmett at or at (206) 200-4643. Registration packets are at the Funhouse, the high school and the website. Registration is due May 31.

dents learned so much.” The Orcas School Music Program was also honored by the Conductor’s selection of violinist Paris Wilson as the concertmaster for the 63-member Honor Orchestra.

Orcas youth make honors

Barrett North, a 2009 graduate of Orcas Island High School, has accepted membership in Tau Beta Pi, the only honor society representing the engineering profession. To be chosen, one must display distinguished scholarship and exemplary character, breadth of interest in and out of engineering, adaptability and unselfish activity. Barrett earned a 4.0 at Gonzaga University. Also a graduate of OIHS class of 2009, Julianna Bates is on the Dean’s List at Eastern Washington University, having earned a 3.7, majoring in sociology with a minor in women’s studies. She was a fouryear recipient of the Carper Foundation Scholarship.

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What’s new at 4-H Noxious weed alert: shiny geranium by KATE YTURRI, JUDY WINER and GWEN STAMM WSU Master Gardeners

Be on the lookout for shiny geranium in your yard.This fast growing, small plant has been recently spotted on Orcas Island near the golf course and in Moran State Park. It is low growing and spreads quickly across a lawn, into ornamental beds and even potted plants. It has rounded, lobed shiny leaves, red stems and tiny pink or

Rachel Lum holding her goat at the 4-H meeting.

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by WILL STEPHENS 4-H member

4-H is a club where you can learn all kinds of things, like how to take care of animals. At the last 4-H meeting at the Grange students learned from Susan Stolz-Kau how to clip a rabbit’s nails, and how to hold and show a rabbit. We saw a demonstration of sheep sheering by Amy Lum, and Kathy Morris showed us how to trim a sheep’s hooves. Greg White showed how to make yarn with a drop spindle. Some people brought goats and some brought chickens. Two sheep got loose and ran around in the grass, but they got caught pretty quickly.

Spring Point fire drill on May 18 Orcas Island Fire and Rescue will be performing a community-based drill in the Deer Harbor area on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. The exercise will involve a simulated wildfire in the Spring Point neighborhood with a partnered response from Deer Harbor Community members, OIFR, San Juan County Sheriff, San Juan County Dept. of Emergency Management, U.S. Coast

Guard, The Red Cross and Airlift Northwest. Components of the drill include firefighting, EMS transport with Airlift Northwest, and a marine evacuation from Spring Point to Deer Harbor via the San Juan County Sheriff and the U.S. Coast Guard. The Red Cross will be setting up a support shelter at the Deer Harbor Inn. The new Station 24 in Deer Harbor will serve as the command post for the drill. Professsional Design Services 206.343.9907

magenta flowers. It is often confused with dovefoot geranium, which has similar shaped leaves that are not shiny and stems that are green instead of red. Shiny geranium reproduces by seed and has the capability to forcefully eject seeds when ripe. It is usually found in well-shaded woodlands and forest openings as well as in full to partial sun. Controlling it is difficult. Hand pulling alone is not successful. The

Diving accident results in tragedy A crew member of a Lummi fishing boat died Thursday while diving for sea cucumbers in Griffin Bay on San Juan Island. According to the San Juan County Sheriff ’s Department, the 47-year-old Bellingham man, Albert B. Hillaire, complained about difficulty breathing while ascending from 70 feet below the surface of the bay. Hilliare reportedly collapsed while trying to climb back onboard the boat and fell backwards into the water. He had worked as a commercial diver for about a year before the fatal accident, Sheriff Rob Nou said. The sheriff ’s office received a 9-1-1 call from the two other men aboard the boat around 10:35 a.m. on May 9. The man was rescued from the water by fellow crew members, who started CPR and tried to revive him as the boat made a beeline for the boat ramp at Jackson’s Beach. The boat was met by San Juan EMS and emergency responders, who were unable to resuscitate the man. He was pronounced dead at 11:13 a.m. The diver appears to have been appropriately equipped and alcohol or drugs do not appear to have been a factor, according to the sheriff ’s department. An autopsy will be conducted by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.


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application of a heavy layer of mulch usually works. Herbicides such as glyphosate and broadleaf specific triclopyr applied prior to blooming should be a last resort. “Noxious weed” is the legal term for invasive plants that are so aggressive they harm our local ecosystems or disrupt agricultural production. Shiny geranium is Class A noxious weed in Washington, which means it is invasive but still not so widespread as to be impossible to eradicate. Noxious weed law in Washington requires that all property owners help prevent and control the spread of invasive plants.

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Editorial The dark side of ‘Oliver!’ By staff reporter Cali Bagby


e slaps me. I put my hand to my cheek feeling for the damage. A blue light hangs over me. I start to sing “As long as he needs me, oh yes, he does need me – in spite of what you see I’m sure that he needs me.” It’s my big solo as Nancy in the show “Oliver!” playing this week at Orcas Center. For a review of the play, see page 5. For some background, Nancy is a young woman living in London circa 1800. As a youth she was brought in by the villain Bill Sykes and “thieved for him since she was a child … and for 12 years since.” The solo “As long as he needs me,” is a response to Sykes and an explanation to the audience as to why she stays in the abusive relationship. It is a song that inspires comments like “I hate that song,” and “What a terrible message.” It has also served as a jumping board for friends and family to say, “I have been Nancy, I have felt that way,” or “my friend is in that situation right now, she won’t leave him, she doesn’t think she is strong enough ... she loves him.” It is interesting that so many people can identify with a story that was written in 1838. For me, playing Nancy has forced me to look at her choices through different lenses. Nancy doesn’t see any worth in herself, but she finds herself willing to risk her life for the child Oliver. In this act she becomes the hero and though she does not meet a happy ending, she does find transformation. The message of “Oliver!” may be different for each person who experiences the play, but as art it succeeds in making us feel and possibly think differently about violence, love and redemption.

Clarification Last week’s story about the future of solid waste in San Juan County was unclear regarding problems at the Exchange in paragraph 10. Orcas Recycling Services Board member Errol Speed is in no way connected to the fire in February. His criminal charges are involving private property and building code.

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To the Editor: Taking steps to build resiliency Research shows that prevention and early intervention are the best medicine. When we reach children early, we reclaim for them years of health and happiness, and increase the likelihood that they will grow to be responsible, caring citizens. The PIP (Primary Intervention Program) at Orcas Elementary School helps to promote young children’s success by assisting them in discovering their personal strengths and enhancing their selfesteem. PIP has become a mainstay within our school for the past twenty years and continues to assist up to 25 percent of children in the primary grades. United Way of San Juan County has also become a mainstay in providing funds to help PIP continue to help kids. Last year, the program served over 25 children with year-end results showing positive and measurable growth in their academics and social success. Children who experience early school success are more committed to education, more resilient to difficulties, more empowered to overcome challenges and to make healthy lifestyle choices. Your donations to United Way are making a difference in the lives of many children. Thank you. Margie Sabine Primary Intervention Program

Salmonberry dinner was a success This year’s Salmonberry School Auction and Dinner was a tremendous success. As caterer for the event, I would like to extend a very special thanks to the people who directly contributed so generously to the dinner. Your donations were a huge help to me and also to the school. Your support towards the education of the children is to be commended. I would like to personally thank the following: John Steward of Maple Rock Farm; Brenda Harlow of Black Dog Farm; Mary Rebman of Orcas Village Store; Jason Linnes of Island Market; Joni & John Trumbull Of Roses Bakery; “Woody” Dewoody of Portofino’s; Bill Patterson of Sazio di Notte; Rob

Publisher/Editor Colleen Smith Armstrong Staff Reporter Cali Bagby County Reporter Scott Rasmussen Advertising Sales Colleen Armstrong

Circulation/ Gail Anderson-Toombs administrative gandersontoombs coordinator Marketing Artist Scott Herning Kathryn Sherman Legals/Office Staff

Kirby of Local Goods, Veronica San Martin of Orcas Events; Lee & Bruce Wiscomb and Michael MacGregor. Paula Shuman Orcas Island

Property owners’ needs are important With a new county council to be sworn in and a new county administrator to be hired, it is timely to recommend a policy change. For all too long county policy has evidenced a purpose to obstruct property owners’ desires whenever construction or property development was involved. Some applauded this anti-development sentiment. This past election demonstrated that voters have perhaps had enough of these obstructionist policies. What is recommended is a wholehearted commitment to the belief that citizen property owners should make the decisions about development, and that county employees should be facilitators of their intentions. And more importantly, that citizens’ interests and not political agendas should be their ascendant concern. Such a change in attitude is not to be interpreted as meaning that our codes are to be bent or relaxed. Rather, it acknowledges that our codes are now myriad and that citizens need facilitators in government to guide them through the maze. An anecdote from my years of experience as an architect and general contractor is instructive. One large city had enacted a landscape ordinance which I had read and reread and for the life of me could not see an interpretation that would allowing for permitting a project

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without expensive landscaping (on a 10-acre property owned by a Catholic church and school that could ill afford the expense). I appeared before the permitting official and humbly asked if there was perhaps something I had missed in trying to come up with the required “landscape points.” The property was mostly wellmaintained lawns with little other vegetation. The bright young code official sure earned by admiration when he indicated that trees in the alley right of way could be counted! My experience is that such a cooperative response is rarely forthcoming unless specifically requested. And it is this sort of facilitating response that our permitting officials need to evidence as a matter of routine. Both our elected and employed officials would do well to keep in mind that they are there primarily for residents and not to further some environmental or political agenda. Be facilitators. Albert Hall San Juan Island

Broadband plan is bad OPALCO’s proposal to start offering broadband by putting transmitters on most of the poles in the islands, effectively bathing us all in WiFi radiation, is a terrible and irresponsible idea. Better cell reception and internet are fine as long as they don’t come at the cost of our health and natural life-style. We are living on the islands because we love the pollution free environment, beauty, quiet and a healthier living. Many of us, including my family, avoid WiFi altogether. We

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It’s a fine life

Review of play ‘Oliver!’ at Orcas Center by COLLEEN SMITH ARMSTRONG Editor/Publisher

Orcas Center’s newest production is community theatre at its finest. Director Deborah Sparks has brought together a dynamic cast that has chemistry throughout the two hours they are singing, acting, fighting and crying on center stage. The lead performers of “Oliver!” – Mason Scoggin, Robert Hall, Cali Bagby and Matthew Laslo-White – completely immerse themselves into their characters. Throw in some incredible costumes and inventive sets, and the audience is right there on the grimy, destitute streets of 1800s London. Alongside the catchy show tunes are serious social issues like poverty, child abuse and domestic violence. For an editorial by Bagby about her character, see page 4. The orchestra and back stage crew are the backbone of the play, allowing the cast to transport the audience. These productions require incredible volunteer hours for both the kids and adults, who juggle school and work with rehearsal schedules. Thank you for valuing the arts and offering pieces like this in our community. “Oliver!” will be performed this week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

LETTERS FROM 4 plug our internet in and receive 10 megabytes from CenturyLink with no radiation and with an excellent phone service (with all the goodies) and unlimited long distance. Our cost is $65 a month. “Experts” in the industry will tell us that the radiation involved is less than we receive from the sun. The fallacy in this is that we evolved on this planet for millions of years and have evolved in harmony with the sun’s radiation. It is not by accident that cancer has exploded in recent years. WiFi is not the same as the sun’s radia-

tion and “experts” always defend the industry and not our health. They said X-rays were safe when they weren’t. Same is true for DDT, Thalidomide and other experiments on the public that are too numerous to mention. The population’s general health is declining due to radiation pollution and food with lists of ingredients that sounds like a chemistry experiment. Radiation should be used by choice only and not inflicted on all against their will. OPALCO’s proposal will severely harm residents health and should not be implemented. Naomi Aldort Orcas Island

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San Juan County Sheriff’s Department reported responding to these calls:

April 22: A Lopez Island man faces a possible DUI charge following a single-car collision near the intersection of Airport and Fisherman Bay roads. The 46-yearold drove into a ditch at about 4 p.m. Although he initially claimed to be uninjured, the man reportedly was unable to stand up on his own and, following an evaluation by EMS personnel, was flown off-island for medical treatment. April 28: Someone smashed the driver's side window of a pickup parked near Turtleback Mountain trailhead at Crow Valley Road

and stole $100 in cash and a GPS device in an apparent early evening theft. The driver of the pickup, a 17-yearold Orcas Island girl, and a 17-year-old female friend, discovered the damage and items missing after reportedly returning to the parking lot at about 9 p.m. April 29: Nearly $1,000 in personal belongings vanished from a Subaru sedan in an apparent mid-afternoon theft at the Lopez ferry terminal parking lot. The owner of the sedan, a 27-year-old Lopez woman, reportedly left it in the parking lot at about 1:30 p.m. and discov-

ered $998 worth of belongings were no longer inside the vehicle when she returned at about 7 p.m. May 3: Accusations of a free-roaming pit bull and threats of violence are the latest in a long-running series complaints – No. 17 in all – in a dispute over a trailer parked on property belonging to a Lopez woman. The 53-year-old accused the couple who reportedly have resisted moving their trailer from her property on Aleck Bay Road of allowing their pit bull to run loose in her yard. A 34-year-old woman claims that the woman's boy-

friend recently threatened her with harm. Local prosecutors reportedly notified the combatants earlier that law enforcement officials will not take sides in the dispute. May 4: A dispute over money between two Orcas Island men erupted into a mid-afternoon altercation in Eastsound village. The two men reportedly came to blows in the 100 block of Prune Alley shortly before 3 p.m., after a 52-year-old man, who claims he is owed money, began yelling at his 22-year-old adversary. Neither reportedly intend to press charges at this time.


Harachi and Yoffa have been adopting older dogs for years. B.K. is their first young canine. With the help of Orcas trainer KT Hendrie and lots of positive reinforcement, the dogs seemed to have worked out their differences. Now they can all ride in the car together and don’t fight over food. And Takeshi, a cat rescued from Cambodia, rules the roost, bossing everyone around. Harachi travels to Cambodia up to four times a year to do social work. Her next trip is in June and she will drop off dog supplies at the Elephant Nature Park. She and Yoffa will be returning to the park next December. “It’s a comfortable exis-

tence for the dogs, cats and elephants that live together,” Harachi said. “But it’s not like an American shelter where someone will walk in and say ‘I want to adopt a dog.’ The 300 dogs there are likely staying where they are.”

For more information, go to and search for “Save Elephant Foundation.” Elephants in Asia have a history of being used for logging, which generally means a life of violence and abuse. Training methods include stabbing and poking. Some of the elephants are blind from being stabbed in the eyes. It can be a long life of abuse for the elephants, who live up to 60 years. Most of the animals at the park are geriatric and have serious injuries. “Many of the elephants have significant emotional problems,” Yoffa said. “It takes a while for them to relearn how to be part of the herd and exist in their matriarchal society.”

park for a year. Harachi says she would have taken any of the dogs home, but they decided to rescue Bua Kao, who they renamed to B.K. She was most likely someone’s pet, as she is a purebred Kintamani Bali Dog. “I can’t bring an elephant home, but we could bring a dog,” Harachi said. B.K. arrived on Orcas in early January, but it took until May for her to finally feel comfortable. She was scared of everything – even a leaf on the ground caused her alarm. She also had a hard time with her new pack members: lab/ ridgeback mix Jasmine and Australian shepherd Joey.

The Elephant Nature Park During their time at the nonprofit sanctuary, they fed, bathed and cleaned up after the 35 elephants who will live out their final days in a safe environment. Volunteers from all over the world come to the park to help out. It also hosts tourists who want to interact with the animals.

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Obituaries Jeanne DeLong 1918-2013 There will be a celebration of Jeanne’s life on Sunday, May 19 at Outlook Inn from 2 until 4 p.m.. The family hopes people will come with stories of Jeanne to share. Jeanne DeLong pass away Dec. 28, 2012. She was born in Paris France in 1918, and came to the

United States at the age of five with her family. They settled in Philadelphia where Jeanne spent her life until 1984 when she and Gilbert moved to Orcas. Jeanne and Gilbert mar-

ried in 1942 and had two children. Jeanne was a fashion designer and graduated from Moore College of Art. She taught fashion both in Philadelphia and New York City. Until moving to Orcas she had a successful design business, dressing the Philadelphia elite. Gilbert passed away in 2005. She is survived by her daughter Michele of Orcas, her son John of Summerland B.C, her grandsons Chris and Scott and her great grandchildren Arla and Sam.

Mail Schemes and Dreams by TOM WELCH

for the Orcas Island Historical Society

Early pioneer days on Orcas Island were hard in many ways, not least in the near-total absence of coin and currency. There simply was NO money available – many mainland banks had failed, and there were few if any thriving businesses in the area. One of our early settlers, “Colonel” Enoch May, was, as indicated by his (self-bestowed) title, more creative than most. Getting wind of prices paid by white men seeking “Klootchmen”, or native wives, May began acting as Middleman and Arranger with the native headmen, and made a fair amount of money. A pretty young Indian maiden matched with a much older white settler netted the good ‘Colonel’ several hundred dollars. May appeared to excel at this occupation, and spent much of his time with his native ‘brethren’. He was also reputed to operate, or work on, one of the ’liquor boats’ that operated a mile from the northern shore of Orcas. The more white-oriented pioneer setters, including James Tulloch, were opposed to miscegenation and mingling of the races, and railed against May for his involvement in selling liquor to the Indians, and in brokering native women to white men.

Discovering new opportunities available from the federal government, ‘Colonel’ May somehow convinced twelve men in Port Townsend to attest to the postal authorities that they lived on Waldron Island, were U.S. citizens, and deserved mail service. The Postal Service did a cursory inspection, and soon mail began arriving on Waldron Island. Interestingly, the mail was taken from Orcas to Waldron in a rowboat operated by none other than “Colonel’ Enoch May, Mail Contractor. He soon hired another man to make the often-dangerous row through windy President’s Channel between Orcas and Waldron Island. The second Waldron Island Postmaster, Sinclair A. MacDonald (originally from Gainesville, Ga.), discovered an even more rewarding addition to his postal duties. Someone, possibly him, sent pleading, soulful letters to churches back east purporting to come from Lucy Bean, Missionary. The letters were heartful appeals for help in seeking clothing for the poor, naked local savages her ‘mission’ was serving. Large boxes of apparel, organized by various churches back east, soon began arriving at the Waldron Post Office. Postmaster MacDonald en-

tered into a lucrative trade selling the clothing to the local Indians who frequented his place. Things went swimmingly until the day a committee arrived from the east to meet Lucy Bean, Missionary, and investigate things for the eastern churches. When the committee discovered there was no Lucy Bean, and no sign of her flourishing mission on Waldron Island to be found, they soon departed. The hithertolucrative clothing shipments stopped, and thus the first attempt at private enterprise on Waldron Island ended. At the Orcas Island Post Office in Dolphin Bay, yet another drama was played out when the Postmaster, tiring of Saturday work, wrote the Postal authorities and requested that he be allowed to close the post office that day. Smelling something other than the glue on the stamps, the authorities looked into Dolphin Bay’s mail…and discovered that it was all going to one man: the Postmaster. Under that time-honored saying ‘be careful what you ask for’, the Postmaster was successful in his request, and the office was closed on Saturdays. Unfortunately for him, it was closed every other day, too, when the Postal authorities decided to permanently close the Dolphin Bay office.

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AERIAL FROM 1 misgivings. Hughes said that the project “morphed” on him. The “whole process has been ebbing and flowing, and I haven’t been with the flow,” he said. Stephens, chairman of the council, added, “I have a problem with the process; this should be an audited.” Councilwoman Miller said simply, “I am embarrassed.”

away in Anchorage on Wednesday morning, holding my hand. He had ongoing medical issues the past few years and only by God’s goodness and mercy was he with me this long. I will greatly miss our daily canasta games, fishing trips and just constantly having fun together. He was working doing small projects for Seldovia Village

Tribe that he loved so much and looking for the next person we could help or encourage. He was able to live his long-time dream of living in Alaska and especially Seldovia. We are grateful for all the prayers and support from our friends and community. Love and appreciation, Shirley.

Gaylord had testified at the hearing that ending the contract and recouping the $16,000 would be difficult. In legal parlance, Gaylord said, the county had entered into a “binding contract” that was “partially executed,” giving Pictometry rights to the money and “full performance” unless it agreed to modification. On May 10, Gaylord said that Pictometry told him they have begun work on the contract, would not

return the $16,000 and expected full payment and full performance by the county. Both sides, however, agreed to continue to negotiate on possible changes in the scope and price of the contract, he said.

Sailing for adults Sail Orcas is hosting an Adult Sailing Program for all sailors of any skill level. Sail Orcas will have an instructor with a rigged keelboat available from 5 to 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday night for the month of May and June at the Orcas Island Yacht Club. There will be hot dogs off the barbecue along with soft drinks. Sailing lessons, refresher courses and sail-

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It’s all about the artists at Springboard

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It’s all about the hand-made at Libi Geddes’ new store Springboard in Eastsound. “I was looking for items that were made sustainably and ethically and supported artists,” she said. “We live in a mass-produced world.” Geddes, pictured at right, met every designer before carrying their goods in her store. It’s also a venue for her print work and her husband Thomas Leonard’s blacksmith creations. Geddes designs pieces using an old printing press. She originally attended design school in the Bay Area. For the past 10 years, Geddes has been the manager of Roses Bakery Cafe. She left her position in October and has spent the past six months finding the perfect wares to fill her shop. She sought out small, independent craftspeople who make such items as jewelry, perfume, candles, soap and textiles. Around half a dozen local artists are

represented in Springboard and more are coming. The rest of her inventory is hand-made from businesses in Seattle and as far away as India. Geddes’ aunt Rachel Henderson owns the store Kizmet up the street from Springboard. The two traveled to India and Thailand this winter along with Rachel’s son Aleph, who owns the shop Moksha in the University District in Seattle. Geddes’ mom also has ties to Asia: as a clothing designer, she traveled to and from the country for 30 years. “My mom, Aleph and Rachel all have connections there and they helped me meet people,” she said. Geddes says she’s careful to have a separate identity from her aunt’s store that features jewelry and art from Asia. “Springboard has hand-made items

Islands A Cappella to perform Islands A Cappella presents a “Sentimental Journey” through a world of love songs May 17-19. From a hymn by Thomas Tallis to the sweet strains of “Till There Was You,” love in all its many guises will be sung and celebrated. The singers begin their spring “tour” on San Juan Island, performing at Friday Harbor Presbyterian, 6 p.m. on Friday, May 17. Saturday evening’s concert is at Lopez Community Center for the Arts, 7 p.m. Sunday evening, May 19, the concert begins at 6:30 p.m. in the music room of Rosario's Moran Mansion. A guest performance by the Orcas Boy Choir will be included in the Orcas concert. The ensemble now includes singers from San Juan, Orcas, and Lopez Islands. Angel Michaels, from San Juan, now directs the group. The program also includes settings of texts by Emily Dickinson, Robert Burns, the Persian mystic, Rumi, and the Spanish poet, Pablo Neruda. On the lighter side, there is a pop tune by Billy Joel and “Sentimental Journey.” Pianist Patty Johnson will

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accompany several of the songs. Tickets are $10 at the door and available at Darvill’s on Orcas Island.

of beauty and utility from local artists as well as from around the world,” she said. Geddes says her 15-year-old daughter Claire Orser will be her number one employee this summer. Her son Alex Zderic is currently at college. The shop, located at 65 North Beach Road (next to the chamber of commerce) is open every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Tuesday. Geddes says the name of her new endeavor is inspired by her husband’s business that is named Pickett Spring and by the meaning of the word “Springboard.” “It has momentum,” she said. “We can be a catalyst, a springboard for local artists. And the old letter press has a spring action.”

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What happened to the Dall’s porpoises?

he Dall’s porpoise are “high strung,” fast swimming members of the porpoise family and are common in the North Pacific Ocean. They can reach a maximum length of just under 8 feet (2.4 m) and weigh up to 480 pounds (220 kg). Males are slightly larger and thicker than females, which reach lengths of just under 7 feet (2.1 m) long. Dall’s porpoises have a relatively small, triangular head with little or no beak and a thick, robust body. The flippers are small, round, and located forward on the body. The dorsal fin is positioned in the middle of the back, triangular in shape, and often cant, or angles, forward. The tail stock (otherwise known as the “caudal peduncle”) are exaggerated and create a pronounced hump, which is large compared to other marine mammals. Adult males have a thicker tail stock and forward projecting dorsal fin. The body is very dark gray or black in coloration

with variable contrasting white dorsal fin and tail that distinguish it from other cetacean species. These charismatic mammals are often mistaken for young orca whales because of their black and white markings. Dall’s porpoises are usually found in groups averaging between 2-20 individuals when seen here. As rapid, gregarious swimmers, they are also attracted to fast moving vessels and commonly bowride. They feed on small schooling fish (herring, and hake), mid and deep water fish (smelts), cephalopods (e.g., squid and octopus), and occasionally crabs and shrimp. Feeding usually occurs at night when their prey vertically migrate up toward the surface. Dall’s porpoises are capable of diving up to 1640 feet in order to reach their prey. They have 38-56 very small spade-shaped teeth on each jaw that are useful for grasping. Which brings me to my question. What happened to the Dall’s porpoise? In years past we could always rely on the Dall’s to come over to the boat and put on a display of bowriding to the point where sometimes I couldn’t get them to leave us alone. I’ve seen these guys bowride the resident orca whales, especially Ruffles, J-1, when he was alive. Lately the Dall’s seem to have disappeared from their regular areas around the islands. There must have been a shift in prey availability or something with Haro Strait in general to make them go somewhere else. In any case what used to be a regular occurrence is now once in awhile and met with extreme delight when we do find some. Tom and Nate Averna operate Deer Harbor Charters. They will be sharing their latest observations of what they see during their tours as well as provide news regarding the marine ecosystem here and in other parts of the world.

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12-0 in their last post-season game. Passer was pleased with the young Viking team's season and offered a special thank you to Orcas High School Athletic Director Vicki Vandermay for bringing baseball back this year. “We had three seniors, Daniel Briggs, Rylan Date and Devon Stanzione that I can't thank enough for their leadership,” Passer said. “Also, thanks to a very supportive group of parents.”

inning that tied the game and we took off from there,” Coach Jim Passer said. Rylan Date took a bit to find his pitches according to Passer, “but once he found his zone, he shut them down and did great. Miles Harlow did a good job closing the last inning for the Vikings.” Daniel Briggs and Devon Stanzione both scored three runs while Pasha Bullock had three runs and three RBIs. On May 9, the Vikings lost to the LaConner Braves


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here are numerous perks to watching Ruthie Foster perform. Two highlights are her bright smile and powerhouse voice that shakes not only the walls of any room, but moves your soul. “The power of what music can do is that it can lift you up and make you not feel alone,” she said. “I know what music does for me … hearing that voice or that song hits an optic nerve and moves you … it motivates you.” The two-time Grammy-nominated artist is coming to Eastsound on Sunday, May 19, 7:30 p.m. at the Orcas Center. Tickets are $25, $19 Orcas Center members, $11 students. The event is sponsored by the Western States Arts Federation and the Orcas LGBT Fund. Come early to the Madrona Room for Burgers + Brew before the show at 6 p.m., $15 at the door. This will be Foster’s first tour on the islands, performing on Lopez on Friday night and Friday Harbor on Saturday. “I’m so excited about being there,” she said about her upcoming show. “Everyone who comes bring someone because you’re gonna have a ‘hallelujah’ time.”

Foster’s music is a blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. “Her voice has a Bonnie Raitt-like uniqueness that makes it impossible to ignore; and her smile and charismatic stage presence make you a willing participant in whatever story she wants to weave,” said an article in Blues Revue magazine. Growing up in rural central Texas, Foster listened to the music that was available in the 1970s: a combination of the church choir and whatever was flowing out of the radio. The sounds of George Jones and Loretta Lynn helped to shape Foster at a young age. And later when she got her hands on Beatles albums she had what she calls a “truly awakening moment.” Per her grandmother’s instructions she started playing the piano and later started strumming guitar strings. Now she dabbles in the harmonica, bass and banjo in her Austin music studio. Her musical history has different roads from a tour of duty with the U.S. Navy Band to time in New York City music scene. Then she returned to her roots, bringing her sound to the Austin city stages and becoming a regular nominee at the Austin Music Awards. She has


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Center, Madrona Room, Worm Composting with Kristina Bayas. 4-H CLUB DINNER: Four-course dinner at Orcas Senior Center, 5:30-7 p.m., carrot soup, local green salad, pulled pork with macaroni and cheese and veggies, rhubarb crisp, $5 for kids, $10 for adults.

MAY 16-18 OLIVER!: Orcas Center, 7:30 p.m., tickets are $18, $11 for students.

Corey Wiscomb return to Agave Restaurant, 6:30 p.m. They play an acoustic blend of music styles from blues, bluegrass, rock and folk.


Historical Lime Kiln Town of Ocean, 3 p.m., Orcas Senior Center with Ellen Winter. Learn about the lost town of Ocean, a small lime mining town on the west side of Orcas and the lime industry in the San Juan Islands.

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toured the world with her own band and recorded with big names such as Big Head Todd and Bonnie Raitt. A quick google search on Youtube will give you a taste of her covers on everything from pop to classic country. Her sultry version of Johnny Cash's “Ring of Fire,” makes you feel like you are hearing this wellknown tune for the first time. “I try to take a song and put my stamp on it,” she said. Covers like Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain,” were a leap of faith for Foster. “We weren’t sure if it would work,” she said. “ I was really stepping out there.” The result is an intense and rich creation, which gives the song a new breath of life. Foster also likes to have the freedom to make each concert dynamic and alive. Each new performance comes with a well-thought out set list, but Foster said she rarely follows that piece of paper. Instead she feels the energy of the crowd and follows in that direction. “I really like every opportunity not to just give a concert, but to express myself in a different way,” Foster said. Fore more info about Foster, visit http://ruthiefoster. com/.

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Indralaya Library, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Call Rosalyn at 376-6765 for info. Library is open to the public on Wednesdays 1 to 4 p.m. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church. LIONS CLUB: Weekly lunch, 11:45 a.m., American Legion.


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‘Yellow Island Boat Race’ 2013 Home brew winners Join the Wooden Boat Society of the San Juan Islands for its second annual Yellow Island Wooden Boat Race on Saturday, May 18 with a start in Deer Harbor. All wooden sailboats are welcome (boats built of other materials are welcome but will receive no prizes). The starting line will be south of Deer Harbor Marina. The entry fee, $15 per boat, will be collected at the skipper’s meeting, 9 a.m. at the Deer Harbor Boatworks. The fee includes one breakfast; additional breakfasts are available for $8, provided by


the Wooden Boat Society. The race starts about noon with a four-hour time limit. Those without a current PHRF rating will have a temporary rating assigned to them. Colorful burgees for first, second, and third place finishers will be awarded at a potluck/awards ceremony at the marina the next evening. Burgees will be for sale. Proceeds benefit the San Juan Islands Wooden Boat Society. For info, contact Ward Fay ( or 360-298-2057.



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At the Cider and Mead Festival on May 11, the Litch family of Crozier Farm won first place for their apple and Asian pear home-brewed cider, competing against 16 other entrants. Above is Jim Litch and Rachel Bishop with their children Tashi and Kai. For a slide show and more coverage of the event, visit and click on the community tab.

‘A Woodland Feast’ for OIEF “A Woodland Feast” is planned for the Orcas Island Education Foundation’s Food for Thought Benefit on May 25. The walls and tables in the Four Winds Camp main lodge will once again be filled with student art at this year’s Food for Thought Benefit being held on Saturday, May 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. Several pieces

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available for auction are on exhibit for all to admire at the Orcas Center during the month of May. Since the venue of the benefit is surrounded by a beautiful, lush forest, the inspiration for the artwork comes from the theme of this year’s event, “A Woodland Feast.” Objects reflecting this theme are being made by students with the help of island artists and teachers. Pieces include a chair made of cedar collected from local beaches, split and worked with hand tools then fastened together with bronze ring nails made by OASIS K-8 science students with Brett McFarland, which was a study of force, pressure and inertia. Another is a “magic rotating lamp” of forest images made by Sharon Harvey’s third grade class along with Gus McMurray. Live auction items will include some highly soughtafter and rare items like

a dinner for six prepared by The Secret CookBook Club, a wooden bowl making workshop, and a table crafted by woodworker Jonathan Loop. All monies raised by this major OIEF fundraiser go specifically to support and maintain important public school programs and student scholarships. The casual, picnic-style dinner will feature barbecue brisket (in ample supply this year), pulled pork sliders, vegetarian baked beans, various salads, Abby Rueb’s famous chili-corn pudding and several desserts. Tickets are $40 per person and may be purchased at, at the Orcas Elementary School Office or the Orcas Chamber of Commerce Office. Free childcare will be available at the camp during the event, but parents are asked to provide dinner for their children.

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Local news briefs ‘Policing in the 21st Century’ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • The Islands’ Sounder 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. and June 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion. Celebrate wildflow- Donations may be made ers during a trip to Yellow during the day of the 7th Island on Sunday, May 19. while they are setting up or The island, managed by the by calling 376-6847/6285. The Rummage Sale will Nature Conservancy since accept everything except 1979, is covered with more electronic items, large piecthan 50 species of wildflowes of furniture, and clothers. ing. Many of these plants The E-Recycle Fundraiser can be seen on other San will be on the same days, Juan Islands; however, with Yellow Island’s open fescue and times. For a donation of meadows and the absence $10, drop off CPU’s, moniof resident grazing animals, tors, printers, fax machines, there are more dense and copy machines, VCR’s, diverse populations of these DVD players, and “oneman” TVs. plants. For a donation of $2, For detailed information about the island, see www. keyboards, mice, and and search for phones, for a donation of $20 “two-man” TVs and “Yellow Island.” The tour will depart larger TVs ($25) will be Shipyard Cove in Friday accepted.

Yellow Island ‘wildflower’ tour

Harbor on The Pintail at 10 a.m. and will return at 3 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Historical Museum at 378-3949, or online at www.

Kiwanis Rummage Sale and E-Recycle Kiwanis will be sponsoring its fundraising Rummage Sale and E-Recycle on June


Norm Stamper, retired Seattle Police Chief, will be speaking at Orcas Center on Wednesday, May 22, 5:30 p.m. The topic will be “Community Policing in the 21st Century, focusing on the war on drugs, gun violence and domestic drones. Now retired and living on Orcas, Stamper’s professional experience makes him uniquely qualified to speak on these subjects. While serving as the chief of police for the City of Seattle, he implemented a major restructuring of the organization, created a domestic violence program, developed numerous community advisory councils and outreach programs, and created new bureaus of professional responsibility, community policing, and family


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Norm Stamper will speak at Orcas Center on May 22. and youth protection. He previously served as the executive assistant police chief for the City of San Diego, among other significant positions with that city. Stamper holds a doctorate in leadership and human behavior, masters in criminal justice administration, an associate degree in police science and is a graduate of the National Executive Institute, sponsored by the FBI.


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Contemporary home with stunning views near town. Gourmet kitchen, 2 masters, private end of road. $1650/mo. Call Sandi at T Williams Realty 360-298-5180

WATERFRONT APT. for rent on Mitchell Bay. Newly remodeled and well furnished with spectacular views of the water from every window. Separate entrance. Quiet location at the end of the lane, water only 30’ away! Makes this a hiker, kayaker or bird watchers paradise. Eagles and Otters are part of the local crowd. Comfortable and well furnished with heated floors and lots of windows. Newly painted. Granite tile bath with jacuzzi tub. Large fully furnished bedroom has closet and king bed. All new kitchen has good storage open to dining & living areas. Laundry available. No smoking or pets. Flexible options: $750/wk (2wk min.), $2500/mo (summer/short term), $1300/mo (year-round). Includes utilities, phone, WiFi, cable TV. (360)378-8332


Sunny 3 BR 3BA Home Near ferry. Garage, shop, separate studio. Community beach. No pets $1350. Waterfront Home 2BR 2 BA in Spring Point. W/D, D/W. Avail. June 1st. 1400.

UNIQUE TINY OVAL home for rent near Highlands. Self contained. Shared garden, sauna and covered workspace. 1 pet ok. WiFi available. Utilities paid. $475 a month. Call 360-3762209 or email Apartments for Rent San Juan County Orcas Island

1 BEDROOM Apartment. Tiny 450 SF. Shares 5 Acres with Golf Course View. Newly Refurbished, Small Washer & Dryer. Water/ Sewer Included. No Pets. 9 month lease. $750 plus damage. 360376-4975.

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2 BR, 2 FULL BATH manufactured home for sale at The Oaks (#41). 1,194 SF features carport, shed and pet run. Decking in back faces an open field and hills! Lots of storage, privacy window treatments and appliances included. Excellent energy audit by Opalco. Great location! FSBO $98,700. Call 360-370-5479 or 360298-4147. Come by and pick up a flyer.


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3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH House near Olga with water view and south facing deck! Dishwasher, washer and dryer. Non smoking! $1,050 / month. 360-376-4296.

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jobs Employment General

Deer Harbor Marina is accepting applications for all Seasonal staff positions

Dockstore, Gift Shop and Dock Positions

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

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IF YOU USED THE BLOOD THINNER PRADAXA and suffered internal bleeding, hemorrhaging, required hospitalization or a loved one died while taking Pradaxa between October 2010 and the Present. You may be entitled to compensation.


NOW HIRING FT OPERATOR IN TRAINING Roche Harbor Water Systems seeks to fill FT Operator in Training position. Will work in water/wastewater treatment, and distribution system. H/S (GED), valid driver’s license required. Strong math/science skills helpful. Mechanical/building/computer experience preferred but not required. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. Must be available weekends, holidays, and evenings as needed for rotational schedule. Medical, paid vacation. Starting wage $20/hr. Opportunities to elevate position and wage by becoming certified operator. Call David Gibbs 360-298-5131 Send resume to


for Eastsound vacation rental. Approx 1 time per week for summer season. Call Ken: (360)9667252. Weekends, call: (360)815-6203

JOURNEYMAN OR APPRENTICE ELECTRICIAN WANTED Call Frank at Guard Electric: 360-378-6640 or 360-378-8174.

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PT/FT FRONT DESK POSITION AVAILABLE. Thriving island hotel seeks front desk agent. Great work environment. Great view from your desk. You are naturally cheerful, poised, and enjoy a fast paced environment. Must be available weekends. Pick up application at Outlook Inn Front Desk.

San Juan County Extension Office is seeking a 4-H COORDINATOR For a detailed job description and application, visit or call (360) 370-7402. Closes 5/17/13. EOE.

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HOUSEKEEPING Room Attendants Supervisor Send resume or request application at: or call (360)376-6262 SECRETARY For Auto Repair Shop Mon - Fri, 6 hrs day. Must be dependable & people friendly. Quickbooks knowledge a plus. Stop by 1551 Mt Baker Rd, between 8-5.

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TEMPORARY PARK AIDE For Lopez Island Work available immediately and will end 9/06/13. 40 hours per week. May include evening and weekend work. For job description and application, visit or call (360) 370-7402. EOE.

SEASONAL NIGHT SHIFT GUEST SERVICES ATTENDANT F/T, seasonal, 35-40 hours per/wk; available weekends/ holidays; attentive to detail; ability to work independently; good people/ communication skills; perform some light maintenance; ability to work in standing position/ walk for extensive periods; personal background check required; must obtain CPR/ AED certification. $12. per hour. Call HR Manager: 360-370-7707 or send resume: EOE

has 2 Park Aide positions open. 40 hours per week. Pay $10.71 per hour. First position is open immediately through Oct 3rd; Second position is for July and August. Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tina or Del. 360-468-2251

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with strong technology and social media skills for the Lopez Island Prevention Coalition. Grant funded position for 5 months. 16 hours a week up to $16/hr, DOE. For a detailed job description, please call (360) 468-3770 or Email resume and cover letter by 30 May 2013 Employment Restaurant

Roses Bakery Cafe seeks EXPERIENCED LINE COOK Serious, organized, fast & able to follow instruction. See Dante with resume. Also looking for an ASSIST. PASTRY BAKER. Experience helpful. See Joni or Shannon with resume. 382 Prune Alley, Eastsound 360-376-5805

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10” RADIAL SAW; vintage Sears Craftsman Accra-arm with 2 + HP motor in excellent working order. Original illustrated instruction manual. Model 113.29002 includes work table and purpose built mobile stand. Planer attachment in original box with instructions and other accessories. $125. San Juan Isl. 360-378-3227. Food & Farmer’s Market

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SUZUKI DIGITAL Piano GP-3 Mini-Grand + bench. Great instrumental features, fun, black lacquer finish. Excellent condition! $400. Retails $1200+. 360-378-3680. Friday Harbor.

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AKC GERMAN Shepherd Puppies: World known champion Schutzhund bloodlines. Grandfathers VA1 and VA5. Parents black & red. Mother/Aunt on site. Puppies can be trained to compete in protection, tracking, obedience, confirmation. Health guarantees. Socialized, exercised and raised in healthy environment. $1500/OBO, includes dewormed, vaccinations and puppy care package. 206 853-4387 Local jobs in print and on-line


LAGUNA TOOLS Woodworking Machine, Robland X31 Combination machine. Versatile, 3 motors for multiple uses. Minimal usage! Extra accessories incl. manuals & instruction video. $3,500 Photos available. Call for details 360-3783680. Friday Harbor, San Juan Island. Yard and Garden

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GERMAN SHORTHAIR Pointer puppies born 3/21/13 and ready to come home with you 5/18/13. Parent on site. Females $300. Males $200. Call Claud for more details at 360-9295807. Oak Harbor.

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GIANT GARAGE and Estate Sale! Tools, chipper, furniture, boating, collectibles, pottery, household and more! Saturday, May 18th from 9am to 5pm. Sunday, May 19th from 10am to 4pm. No early birds. Located at 2915 Enchanted Forest Road, The Right Place Pottery. Across from West Beach Resort. Follow signs.

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YARD SALE! Book cases, books, house wares, kitchen gear, games and much, more! Saturday, May 18th from 9am to 3pm located 32 Maddy Creek Lane. Take Egg Lake, to Wood Pecker Lane, first right. Rain or shine.

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Wild Rose Meadows Community Garage Sale. SATURDAY, MAY 18th, 10am-3pm. Fabulous great quality clothing and shoes, lightly used modern furniture, tools, gym equipment, appliances, decor and great stuff. Mt Baker Rd. Opposite Orcas Medical Center. No Early Birds Please

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DBL KAYAK EDDYLINE Whisper. Great for paddling along the shore or serious travel/ camping. Lots of space. Easy to paddle. Cockpit spacing is close, for easy conversation. The ride in the bow cockpit is dryer than most doubles. White. Great condition! Includes two paddles, two spray skirts, back float. Great price $975. San Juan Island 360-378-3227.

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42’ KROGEN Trawler, 1988. Cruise Ready. Economical Super 135 Ford-Lehman Single Diesel Engine. Burns 1.75 Gallons Per Hour at 9 Knots. Low Hours. 4Kw Onan Generator. Full Displacement Hull. Teak Interior. $184,500. 206-819-8088. Boat located in Lake Union.



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18’ ARIMA SEA Ranger cutty cabin. Garmin GPS fish finder, VHF radio and stereo. Powered by 4 stroke 115 Merc Saltwater EFI (very low hours). Down riggers too. EZ Loader trailer with new tires and lights. Always stored dry! Great fishing machine! $12,500. Mutiny Bay, Freeland. Private ownership in boathouse also available separately. 206-909-3130. Visit our web site for great deals BOAT FOR SALE $20,000. 1938 Monk designed Classic Cruiser. This boat is very clean and well kept. She is extremely economical to run. 30’ x 8’6” x 3’, Volvo 25hp diesel, 7-8 knots, 1 1/4” Cedar over Oak, all Brass hardware. This is a turn key boat and ready to cruise, or live aboard, fresh survey Oct. 2011, includes 10ft Livingston skiff with 6hp outboard, recent professional hull work, zincs and bottom paint 12-12, covered moorage. Health Forces Sale (406)295-9902

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RARE 1991 BOSTON Whaler 16SL. Dual console, 90 HP: 2 stroke Mercury, 8 HP Mercury Kicker, EZ Steer, dual down riggers, water-ski pylon, depth finder, canvas cover, anchor with rode, anchor buddy, & EZ Loader Trailer. Safety equipment including fire extinguisher, throw cushion & more. One owner! Professionally maintained! Located in La Connor. $9,500. 206726-1535. Automobiles Classics & Collectibles

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CLASSIC CADILLAC 1991 silver Brougham with leather interior, all power and sunroof. Good tires, original rims and only 66,680 miles. Original owner maintained. Spacious cruiser! They don’t make them like this anymore! Includes records. Wonderful condition! $3,500 obo. San Juan Island. Interior and exterior photos available via email. 360-378-3186. Automobiles Ford

CLEAN 1997 FORD Mustang Convertible!!! Shiny black cruiser, ready to roll! 72,000 miles, extra set of wheels and tires. Power windows and seats. Black upholstered interior. Good condition inside and out. Just detailed!! Well maintained! $4,500. Oak Harbor. 360-9699142.

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2000 SUBARU Forrester. 161,000 miles. Good Tires. New Head Gaskets at 125,000 miles. Black. $3,650. 360-5792019 5th Wheels

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SAN JUAN COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICES San Juan County, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in the provision of services, in programs or activities or employment opportunities and benefits. Direct inquiries to Administrative Services at (360) 378-3870. TTD relay at 1-800-833-6388.

CALL FOR BIDS FOR ROAD STRIPING ON SAN JUAN, ORCAS, LOPEZ and SHAW ISLANDS SAN JUAN COUNTY San Juan County Public Works is accepting sealed bids to apply striping on roads located on San Juan, Orcas, Lopez & Shaw Islands, in San Juan County. Bid packets are available at the San Juan County Public Works Department, 915 Spring Street, P.O. Box 729, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Phone (360) 370-0500 or online at: or a pdf copy will be emailed upon request. Bids will be opened on Wednesday, June 5th 2013 at 3:00p.m. in the San Juan County Public Works office at 915 Spring St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. LEGAL NO.: SJ480563 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. May 15, 22, 2013. NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 the San Juan County Council enacted the following ordinance(s): ORDINANCE No. 4 -2013: An Ordinance Amending Ordinance 30-2012 by Revising the San Juan County 2013 Budget for Emergency Appropriations SUMMARY: The Ordinance Revising County Budget for Emergency Appropriations results in a net increase to County appropriations in various funds by a total of approximately $230,701 ORDINANCE No. 5 -2013: An Ordinance Regarding the Rules of Order and Business Rules for Volunteer Advisory Committees Appointed by the San Juan County Council Amending Portions of San Juan County Code Chapters 2.04 and 2.116 SUMMARY: The San Juan County Council desires to modify its uniform rules to be used by boards, committees and advisory bodies appointed

by the County Council. Additionally, the Council desires to modify and codify its Policy Regarding Appointments to County Advisory Committees, Boards & Commissions dated May 18, 2010 and revised on April 19, 2011 ORDINANCE No. 6 -2013: An Ordinance Amending Section 2.04 of the San Juan County Code, Rules of Procedure for the San Juan County Council SUMMARY: The current start time for regular meetings of the County Council is 10:00 AM by ordinance. The modification of Ordinance 44-2008 would set a new standardized start time of 9:00 AM. ORDINANCE No. 7 -2013: An Ordinance Amending Ordinance 30-2012, Revising the San Juan County 2013 Budget for Beginning Cash Balances SUMMARY: The Ordinance Revising County Budget for Beginning Cash Balances increases beginning cash balances for all County funds by about $3,085,896, with a net increase to the County budget of about $438,075. ORDINANCE No. 8 -2013: An Ordinance to Submit an Amendment of the San Juan County Charter to the Voters in November 2013 SUMMARY: The amendment will ensure citizens’ rights to alter Boundaries of residency districts via a Charter Amendment that will be placed on the November, 2013 ballot. ORDINANCE No. 9 -2013: An Ordinance Regarding Code Enforcement Regulations, Repealing Sections 18.100.010 through 18.100.080; Amending Hearing Examiner Rules and Procedures; and Amending Sections 18.10.030. 18.80.130, and 18.80.140 SUMMARY: The ordinance amends the code enforcement provisions of the San Juan County Code (SJCC Title 18) and the Hearing Examiner Rules of Procedure to restrict interveners in code enforcement actions. The proposed ordinance: defines a purpose; describes applicable violations; clarifies the county’s authority in abating violations; defines public nuisance; describes the initiation of

an enforcement action; describes the content, sequence, effective date, and applicable requirements regarding notices of violation; lists monetary penalties for notices of violation, violation of stop work orders, and violations of emergency orders; describes the process for the reduction of monetary penalties; explains the process and requirements for appealing a notice of violation, stop work order, and emergency order including the hearing procedures; describes the process for requesting an extended compliance date; describes the conditions which qualify for a stop work order and the content, sequence, and requirements for appealing a stop work order; describes the conditions which qualify for the issuance of an emergency order; lists the methods of service for notices and orders, including signage requirements and the effective date; defines options for remedy or abatement, including the implementation of an agreed to compliance plan; establishes the county’s ability to collect monetary penalties; defines repeat violators and repeat violations, subject to elevated monetary penalties for violating stop work orders and emergency orders; describes the conditions under which a permit may be revoked; prohibits tampering with posted documents; clarifies the county’s authority to abate violations and recover the cost of abatement; establishes and clarifies the county’s authority to impose liens for civil penalties and the cost of abatement; describes requirements for filing and recording a lien; describes elements of foreclosure of a lien; describes the county’s duty in regard to liability; reaffirms the violation of certain San Juan County Codes as a misdemeanor; describes enforcement regarding illegal divisions of land; and provides for severability, an effective date of up to 120 days after adoption, and codification; and repeals SJCC Chapter 18.100. ORDINANCE No. 10 -2013: An Ordinance Amending Ordinance 30-2012, Revising the San Juan County Budget for Supplemental Appropriations

SUMMARY: The Ordinance Revising County Budget for Supplemental Appropriations adds appropriations in the amount of $11,800. The ordinances are filed at the office of the County Council, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA. The ordinances may be inspected and copies obtained 24 hours a day at the County website at or at the Council offices during each business day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more information please contact the Clerk of the County Council at (360) 370-7470. This notice of adoption serves as the notice of publication required by RCW 36.70A.290(2). LEGAL NO.: SJ480199 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder, May 15, 2013. NOTICE OF REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING: The San Juan County Land Bank Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting on Friday, May 17, 2013 at The Eastsound Fire Hall, 45 Lavender Lane, Eastsound, WA 98245 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. LEGAL NO.: SJ480204 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. May 15, 2013. Request for Proposals for San Juan County 2014 PLEASE NOTE CORRECTED APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE Lodging Tax Facilities Grant Program San Juan County has established a tourism facilities program, funded by a portion of the revenue collected under the state Lodging Tax excise statutes and is seeking proposals from qualified entities interested in 1) funding single project proposals concerned with acquiring, improving or

developing facilities for enhancing the tourism experience; and/or 2) grants for operating tourism facilities that enhance the tourism experience; and/or 3) grants for events that draw tourists; and/or 4) projects that carry out the goals of the San Juan County LTAC Tourism Master Plan. The contract year will begin on January 1, 2014. The expected outcome of the funded activities is to increase economic activity in San Juan County in 2014 and beyond through the overnight lodging of tourists, through tourism-related expenditures, and construction of tourism-related facilities. Program categories are: Publicly owned tourism facilities capital program: Construction Improvement Renovation Grants for Tourism Events and Festivals designed to attract visitors Grants for operation of existing eligible tourism facilities that meet the criteria of this RFP and the longrange tourism plan (including, but not limited to historic museums, performing arts, visual arts) Special Investments that help to accomplish objectives of the LTAC Master Plan (available online at: Approximately $385,000 in grants will be awarded. Proposals are due no later than 4 P.M. Friday, May 31, 2013 by the end of the business day. Full information, including qualification requirements and application forms, are available online at: Direct questions to Stan Matthews (360) 370-7405. LEGAL NO. SJ479965 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. May 15, 2013.

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SAN JUAN COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICES San Juan County, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in the provision of services, in programs or activities or employment opportunities and benefits. Direct inquiries to Administrative Services at (360) 378-3870. TTD relay at 1-800-833-6388.

COMBINED NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS & HEARINGS SEPA Suggested Tax Parcel Number, Applicant/Agent Name Date of Date Other Existing Threshold End Date Project Hearing Hearing Hearing Project and Address Application Complete Required Environmental Determinat for SEPA Comments Body Place Date Location, and Island Permits* Documents -tion Comments End Date** 251832002, 170 Matthew Basta c/o The Permit PCUP00Hearing Islander Vacation rental Exempt 6/5/13 6/12/13 Black Road, San Center, Bob Querry, 218 Ivan 4/29/13 4/29/13 13-0007 Examiner Bank Juan Island Rd., FH, WA 98250 BE and SJC Public Works c/o Dan HPA, 250241001, 148 Hearing Islander PSJ000- Replace Odlin Park DNS 5/29/13 6/12/13 7/18/13 Army Eelgrass/Macro Odlin Park Rd., Vekved, PO Box 729, FH, WA 4/30/13 4/30/13 Examiner Bank 13-0006 dock 98250 Corps. Algae survey Lopez Island ADA compliance WADOT c/o Burt Miller, 2901 Hearing Islander PSJ000263632004, 24 Ferry rd 5/6/13 5/6/13 Exempt 6/12/13 7/18/13 work at Lopez Ferry 3 Ave, Suite 500, Seattle, Examiner Bank 13-0007 Rd., Lopez Island WA 98121 Landing SEPA Determination: San Juan County has determined that the projects SEPA Comments: Anyone desiring Application Comments: Any file may be NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS: Hearing Examiner noted above with a DNS or MDNS will not have probable significant adverse to comment on the Threshold examined by appointment during regular business meetings on San Juan Island start at 10:00 a.m., in the impacts on the environment and has issued a Threshold Determination Determination can do so by hours at the San Juan County CD&P, Courthouse Islanders Bank Admin. Building downstairs meeting pursuant to Sections 197-11-310 and 197-11-340 WAC. An Environmental submitting a written statement to Annex, Friday Harbor. Anyone desiring to room, 225 Blair Street, Friday Harbor. Planning Impact Statement will not be required under Section 43.21C.030 (2)(c) RCW. CD&P, P. O. Box 947 (135 Rhone comment on the Notice of Application can do so by Commission meetings begin at 8:45 am. Any person This determination was made after review of the environmental checklist and Street), Friday Harbor, WA. 98250 no submitting a written statement to CD&P no later desiring to comment prior to the hearing shall submit a other environmental information on file at Community Development and later than the comment date specified than the end date for project comments specified statement in writing to CD&P, PO Box 947, Friday Planning (CD&P). The County has determined that the requirements for above. The Threshold Determination above. Anyone who desires to provide testimony Harbor, WA. 98250. Written comments may also be environmental analysis, protection, and mitigation measures have been may be appealed by submitting a in the public hearing or desires a copy of the submitted at the hearing. A copy of the staff report for adequately addressed in the development regulations and comprehensive written statement of appeal along with decision for this project may do so by requesting this hearing may be obtained generally 7 days prior to plan adopted under Chapter 36.70A RCW, and in other applicable local, the basis for the appeal and a fee to such from CD&P. A copy of the staff report for this the public hearing from CD&P at the address above. state, or federal laws or rules, as provided by Section 43.21C.240 RCW and CD&P within 21 days after the end of project may be obtained from CD&P generally 7 * As directed by applicant, per UDC18.80.030.A.3.f Section 197-11-158 WAC, or as may be conditioned within any MDNS. the SEPA comment period. days prior to the public hearing. ** Per UDC 18.80.030.B. Permit Number

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NOTICE OF DECISIONS: Hearing Examiner decisions are posted on the County website at: LEGAL NO. SJ788685 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder, MAY 15, 2013


TS No.: WA-10-398187-SH APN No.: 171750005000 Title Order No.: 100654243-WA-GNO Grantor(s): BRENDA K. WILLIAMS, GARY B. IVANS Grantee(s): LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY Deed of Trust Instrument/Reference No.: 2006 0310015 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant To The Revised Code Of Washington 61.24, et. seq. I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, the undersigned Trustee, will on 5/24/2013, at 10:00 AM At the main entrance to the Superior Courthouse, 350 Court Street #7, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable in the form of credit bid or cash bid in the form of cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the time of sale the following described real property, situated in the County of San Juan, State of Washington, to wit: That portion of Lots 3 and 5, ASSESSOR’S PLAT NO.1 OF BUCK MOUNTAIN TRACTS, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Volume 5, of Plats, at pages 30, 30A, 30B, 30e, 30D, 30E, 30F, 30G and 30H, in the office of the Auditor of San Juan County, Washington, being a portion of Sections 7, 18, 19 & 20, Township 37 North, Range I West of W.M., lying Northerly of the following described line: Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Lot 5, said Assessors Plat No, 1 of Buck Mountain Tracts; thence along the east line of said Lot 5, South 10°15’42” East for a distance of328.78 feet; thence along the east line of said Lot 3, along a curve to the right having a radius of 100.00 feet and an arc length of77.47 feet, being subtended by a chord of South 11 °55’53” West for a distance of75.55 feet; thence South 34°07’28” West for a distance of213.65 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING of this line description; thence said line runs North 58°56’34” West for a distance of 641,85 feet to a point on the West line of said Lot 5 and the terminus of this line description. TOGETHER WITH all that portion of lot 7 of said Assessor’s Plat lying Southerly of the

following described line: Beginning at an angle point in the West line of said Lot 7 of said Assessor’s Plat form which the most Northerly Northwest corner of said Lot 7 bears North 00°46’58” West, 741.45 feet; thence North 89°17’43” East, 228.40 feet to a point on the East line of said Lot 7 and the terminus of this line description. TOGETHER WITH a non-exclusive easement for ingress, egress and utilities as shown on the face of the plat and as contained in the Declaration of Assessor’s Plat No.1 Buck Mountain Tracts. Situate in San Juan County, Washington, More commonly known as: 1035 EAGLE RIDGE ROAD. , EASTSOUND, WA 98245 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 3/1/2006 recorded 3/10/2006, under 2006 0310015 records of SAN JUAN County, Washington, from BRENDA K. WILLIAMS AND GARY B. IVANS , WIFE AND HUSBAND, as Grantor(s), to SAN JUAN TITLE, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY (or by its successors-ininterest and/or assigns, if any), to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-5. 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/Mortgage. 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: $291,610.21 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $907,033.97, together with interest as provided in the Note from the 1/1/2010, and such other costs and fees 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. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied,

regarding title, possession or encumbrances on 5/24/2013. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 5/13/2013 (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 5/13/2013 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashiers or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after the 5/13/2013 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the principal and interest, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME BRENDA K. WILLIAMS AND GARY B. IVANS, WIFE AND HUSBAND ADDRESS 1035 EAGLE RIDGE ROAD., EASTSOUND, WA 98245 by both first class and certified mail on 10/30/2010, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served, if applicable, 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. 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 this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to 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. 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 of 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: Toll-free: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877-894-4663) or Web site: e o w n e r ship/post_purchase_counselors_foreclosure.htm. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development: Toll-free: 1-800-569-4287 or National web site: or for Local counseling agencies in Washington: The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys: Tele-

phone: 1-800-606-4819 or web site: If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Dated: JAN 17 2013 Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, as Trustee By: Michael Dowell, Assistant Secretary Trustee’s Mailing Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington C/O Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 645-7711 Trustee’s Physical Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington 19735 10th Avenue NE, Suite N-200 Poulsbo, WA 98370 (866) 645-7711 Sale Line: 714-573-1965 Or Login to: TS No.: WA-10-398187-SH P1014716 4/24, 05/15/2013 LEGAL NO. S472596 Published: The Islands’ Sounder. April 24, May 15, 2013.

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