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WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2013  VOL. 46, NO. 30  75¢

‘Suspicious’ fires

The Orcas Artworks and a residence in Olga catch on fire the same night by COLLEEN SMITH ARMSTRONG Editor/Publisher

Two fires in Olga last week have been labeled “suspicious in nature.” Orcas Island Fire and Rescue was dispatched to the Orcas Artworks and a residential structure that were both ablaze in the early morning hours of July 19. “The investigation team is doing all we can to get to the bottom of these fires and prevent anything like this from happening again,” said Orcas Fire Chief Kevin O’Brien. The incidents are under investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Sheriff ’s Office, the San Juan County Fire Marshal’s Office and all three island fire departments. A house fire with explosions in Olga’s Willis Lane neighborhood in June has been classified as arson, but O’Brien says he can’t say if the three fires are related. That incident was called in at 3:15 a.m. on June 7. Anyone who has information about the fires is asked to call Fire Marshal Paul Turner at 376-2331. There is a reward of up to $10,000. If community members see any suspicious behavior in regards to

arson in the coming weeks, they are asked to call 911.

The Olga fires

The first call came in at 3:01 a.m. on July 19 as a smoke investigation, and crews found the Orcas Artworks on fire and called in a full response. The fire was mainly on the east side of the building with the majority of damage to the exterior and ceiling as well as smoke damage in the interior. It is estimated that 30 percent of the building was involved. It took crews 30 minutes to extinguish the main body of the fire. At 3:29 a.m. the second structure fire was called in at Willis Lane, which is less than three miles from the Artworks. Available crews responded to the fire and extinguished the two-story residential structure, which was 50 percent involved in flames. San Juan Island’s fire boat Confidence transported additional firefighters from San Juan and Lopez to help with the clean up and property salvage efforts. Firefighters worked on extinguishing difficult hot spots in the roof structure of the Artworks building throughout Friday and Saturday. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.

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Above: Auxiliary volunteer Velma Doty (left) and Cafe Olga owners Bobby Olmsted and Bev Simko (middle and right) watch as Orcas Fire and Rescue crew members work on the Orcas Artworks building on July 19. Left: Firefighter Ben Luna carries artwork from the building after the blaze.

O’Brien thanked the volunteer firefighters, OIFR Auxiliary and community members who assisted with the clean-up effort and provided support to the emergency crews. A treasured Orcas Island destination, the Artworks offers art and crafts from more than 40 local artisans. It was established in 1981

and is owned and operated by the artists. The co-op shares its historic building, a renovated strawberry packing plant, with the Cafe Olga, owned by Bobby Olmsted and Bev Simko. It is expected that the building will take months to repair. “The Artworks is a community of artists, not a building,” said artist James Hardman, who has a gallery of his work in the Artworks loft. “We have 32 years of experience in collaboration and cooperation. We have learned how to be there

County disperses tourism grants by STEVE WEHRLY Journal reporter

The San Juan County Council approved funding recommendations for tourism facilities grants totaling $411,000 for the coming year – a 12 percent increase over the amount allocated a year ago. Perhaps the biggest surprise in the list of recommendations offered up by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is a $25,000 grant to purchase equipment for a drive-in movie venue at the San Juan County fairgrounds main field carnival site. The fair expects to offer movies on 23 nights between April and November with room for about 100 cars and 50 spectators at each afterdusk movie. The drive-in, including expected concession stand sales, is projected to generate about $24,000 in annual revenue. It will not operate during the county fair. The grants approved July 16 by the council

are consistent with amounts recommended by the county LTAC, a volunteer panel tasked with evaluating requests for funding from the county lodging tax facilities fund. The amount allocated for local tourism-related facilities and events totaled $366,700 for 2013. The LTAC facilities grants are about half of the lodging tax funds available for distribution by the county. The other half of the money is used for direct tourism promotion; 85 percent for the San Juan Island Visitors Bureau and five percent for the Orcas, Lopez and San Juan chambers of commerce. As in past years, slightly less than half of the money, $190,000, was awarded to San Juan County parks and fairground operations and just over 20 percent, or about $85,000, will be divided among performing arts centers on San Juan, Lopez and Orcas. Dona Wuthnow, director of the county parks and fair department, said the lodging tax

funds represent about 15 percent of the parks and fairgrounds operating budget. As in past years, the fairgrounds will receive a little less than one-third of the total; the money for the drive-in movie equipment is a separate capital expenditure. The allocations to the three performing arts centers represent about 17.5 percent of the Lopez Center yearly budget, 6.25 percent of the Orcas Center budget, and 5.6 percent of the San Juan Community Theatre budget. As in past years, grants were provided to historical museums on Orcas, Lopez and San Juan islands (each will received about $22,000) and to the San Juan Island Museum of Art ($5,210). Eight new projects competed for grants; five were approved for a total of $49,000 out of $124,000 in requests. The LTAC rejected funding requests by the Friday Harbor


for each other through good times and bad times. We are creative people, and in the long term we will create something even better. In the short term, though, we have many people whose immediate livelihood is severely threatened.” Tax deductible donations to help victims of the fire can be sent to the Olga Strawberry Council at P.O. Box 214, Olga, WA 98279. Note either: “Artists” or “Cafe.” For updates on this story, visit

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Ranker elected president of ‘Northwest Economic Region’

Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, was elected President on Wednesday of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region at the organization’s Annual

Summit in Anchorage, Alaska. Ranker has served as the organization’s vice president the last two years. Formed in 1991, PNWER is a non-partisan, publicprivate partnership that includes Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories in Canada; and Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Montana in the United States. It works to increase the eco-

nomic well-being, coordinate energy, economic and environmental strategies and enhance competitiveness of the region. The partnership represents a combined GDP of $1 trillion. The PNWER president heads the executive committee and represents the organization in visits to both nation’s capitals, as well as state and provincial meetings throughout the region.

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‘One nation, out of clay’ Orcas residents Ryan and Kaitlyn Lawless have launched a local project through the funding website Kickstarter. “We’re all locals somewhere ... with a home in a hometown in a great state. That’s why we’re taking all 50 of the United States and re-creating them as porcelain trays we're calling ‘State Plates,’” said Ryan. The plates can be baked at a full range of temperatures, refrigerated, microwaved and dishwashed. They’re made of highfired porcelain that is sealed with glaze for a durable and non-stick surface. As a cottage industry craft and design studio on Orcas, the couple has created a Kickstarter to share the project. “We are offering ‘State Plates’ to raise funds to create an interlocking, larger version called The Fifty United Plates that is

based on the traditional map of the U.S.” they said. “When we have them all finished we will throw the ultimate dinner party where a great dish from each state will join the spread to create The Fifty United Plates.” The Kickstarter, which runs until Aug. 14 and offers the plates at a discount, can be found at

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San Juan County crime briefs New show honors state parks by SCOTT RASMUSSEN

Journal of the San Juans Editor

San Juan man given sentence for child rape A 21-year-old San Juan Island man was ordered to serve an “exceptional” prison term of three years and four months for rape of a 15-year-old girl with whom he once had an ongoing sexual relationship. On June 27, Kristian K. Sakstrup was sentenced in San Juan County Superior Court to 40 months in prison and ordered to pay $1,269 in fines and fees. The sentence was handed down by Judge Don Eaton roughly six months after the 21-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of seconddegree rape of a child, a Class A felony that carries maximum penalties of life in prison, a $50,000 fine, or both. The sentence is considered “exceptional” because it falls below the standard range of sentencing set by the state — 78 to 102 months — for that particular felony crime. Sakstrup was charged a year ago in May with two counts of second-degree rape of a child, one count of third-degree rape of a child, one count of thirddegree rape and violation of a restraining order in the aftermath of an alleged sexual assault. Prosecutors recommended a prison term at the low end of the state sentencing standard, but not below. According to court documents, Sakstrup first had sex with the girl following a chance encounter at the Friday Harbor apartment of a mutual friend. He was 18, and she was 13 and intending to run away from home, at the time. The two began dating about two years later and developed an intimate relationship that abruptly ended eight months later in charges of rape. The girl was granted a restraining order following the assault. In support of a sentence below the state standard, Eaton, according to court documents, noted that Sakstrup was only 18 at the time of the first sexual encounter with the girl, that she had been — to a significant degree — a willing partner, and that he had been raised in a household

where age-sex boundaries were blurred and lacked an understanding about consequences of sex with a 13-year-old. After fulfilling the prison term, he will be required to register as a sex offender and prohibited from contacting the girl for the remainder of her life.

Five months for Orcas Island man convicted of domestic violence An Orcas Island man was ordered to serve five months in jail, or five months on the county work crew, on the heels of a second conviction for a domestic violence felony assault. On July 12, Michael Jason Turner, 36, was sentenced in San Juan County Superior Court to five months in jail, and ordered to pay $1,428 in fines, fees and restitution. He pleaded guilty in midJune to third-degree assault, a Class C felony that carries maximum penalties of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both; however, the standard range of sentencing set by the state is 3-8 months in jail. Under the sentence handed down by Judge Don Eaton, Turner will be allowed to serve five months on the Sheriff Department's supervised work crew in lieu of jail. He can also receive 60 days credit off the amount of time served by successfully completing of an in-patient substance abuse treatment program. He is slated to begin serving the sentence on Aug. 27. According to court documents, Turner admitted to assaulting a woman in midFebruary whose home he shared, and with whom he had an on-again, off-again

romantic relationship over the past three years. The two were engaged at the time that a late-night heated dispute over their relationship, and over possession of an engagement ring, erupted into a prolonged altercation at their Deer Harbor home. After the woman reportedly hit him in the face, Turner, according to court documents, retaliated by wrestling her down onto the kitchen floor and tried to yank the ring from her finger as the two struggled and while he kept her pinned to the floor. Following his arrest, Turner was initially charged with second-degree assault, a Class B felony, and with one count of unlawful imprisonment. He pleaded guilty to the lesser felony offense in mid-June and the other charge dismissed. The recent conviction for felony assault is the second for the 36-year-old Orcas Island man, who, in 2003, was convicted of seconddegree assault for an attack on his then-wife.

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of Washington state parks. Crow Valley Pottery, in alliance with Friends of Moran and Plein Air Washington artists, is presenting a full day’s celebration and benefit art show on Saturday, July 27 from noon until 6 p.m. There is no cost and parking will be provided at the Orcas Golf Course. The festivities will be held at Crow Valley’s “Cabin” shop and will feature a Moran State Park history exhibit by the Friends of Moran and 100 pieces of original art focused exclusively on Washington State Parks and Moran State Park by Crow Valley’s roster of artists and PAWA. A portion of the proceeds from all art sales benefit Friends of Moran, the non-profit group that provides trail maps, emergency phone, educational outreach, maintenance and clean-up, and projects like the Moran Creek Hatchery. In addition, a special painting of the Mt. Constitution Tower by artist Robin Lassen has been contributed to the Friends and will be awarded via raffle at 5 p.m. on July 27

“Arch Eagle” woodcarving by Marlene Dusbiber. at Crow Valley. Raffle tickets are available at the Mt. Constitution gift shop and both Crow Valley Pottery shops. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit Friends of Moran.

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The day’s fun includes live music by “The 2 Daves,” the “Almost Canadian Classical” group, Jim Litchfield and Joe Miller. And naturally, peanuts, popcorn and lemonade will be on hand.

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To the Editor:

Transitions at the island newspapers

Message from the Olga Strawberry Council


hange can be a time of sadness and exuberance, as we bid farewell to one chapter and open up another. Here at the Sounder, our long-time employee Gail Anderson-Toombs is retiring after seven years of administration and circulation management for our three island newspapers. Her creativity, hard work, green thumb and compassion have been an integral part of our team. As we’ve weathered changes, Gail has been a steadfast supporter and we thank her for all of her efforts. We now welcome her replacement, Nicole Matisse Duke, into the fold. She moved to Orcas in 2011 and has been involved in a variety of projects at such places as Doe Bay and Orcas Center. Nicole holds a Master of Business Administration and has a background in personal wealth management and public relations. She lives on Orcas with her husband Dwight Duke and their white lab Daisy. Please say hi to Nicole at our office on Main Street. She will be handling our circulation and administration department. Cali Bagby has been promoted to editor and sales rep of the Islands’ Weekly on Lopez Island. This promotion comes with much excitement and responsibility, as Cali will be serving the community in full. This encompasses managing editorial content and helping business owners with their advertising needs. She will continue to work as a reporter and web editor at the Islands’ Sounder. Phil Hankins has joined the San Juan Island news group as a sales representative. His territory is predominantly in Anacortes, but he will be serving the Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Weekly and the Island’s Sounder. His goal is to “help people and make a difference.” Phil is an incredible asset to our team. He has worked at the Arkansas Gazette and as a radio DJ in Hawaii during his many travels across the country. – Colleen Smith Armstrong, Sounder editor and publisher – Roxanne Angel, Journal and Weekly publisher

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Thursday, August 1 (3 pm). Eastsound Planning Review Committee, 3 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station.

The Olga Strawberry Council is the non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation created in 2005 to purchase, restore and manage the historic 75-year-old Olga Strawberry Barreling Plant, better known as the Artworks Building. Last Friday’s tragic fire impacted many lives. The building housed three businesses (The Artworks Cooperative, James Hardman Gallery, and Cafe Olga) and was a source of income for 46 Orcas Island artists as well as the cafe owners and staff. The building itself is a treasure that will now need to be restored. It is unclear at this point how much funding will be needed, as the damage is still being assessed and insurance coverages evaluated. We wish to extend our utmost gratitude and admiration for our Island fire departments that swiftly and tirelessly tended to the fire, the aftermath, the rescue of treasured artworks and the ongoing investigation, and to EMTs and community members who came early in the morning and throughout the day to do whatever they could to assist. The Olga Daze Celebration had a tremendous turnout and garnered an amazing $2,000 in donations to help the businesses. Several individuals have offered spaces to house Café Olga, The Artworks Cooperative and the James Hardman Gallery until they can move back into the fully restored Barreling Plant building. The outpouring of support from the community has been heartwarming and inspiring. The Olga Strawberry Council is able to facilitate donations for the businesses and the building restoration. If you would like to make a donation, you may send a check payable to OSC to PO Box 214, Olga, WA 98279. If you would like to direct your contribution to one specific business or toward the building restoration, make a note in the memo line of your check. If a donation is not assigned, it will be used for the area of greatest need. Updates on our progress will be posted on our web site at www., so visit often. Our heartfelt thanks again

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to this amazing community, and we are looking forward to a grand re-opening soon. Patsy Stephens, Beverly Johanson, Edith Thomsen, Dave Durand, Madie Murray, John Louton and Susan Bentley Gordon Olga Strawberry Council Board

Library Picnic a success I want to thank everyone who joined us on July 13 during our picnic to celebrate 20 years in our current building. Everyone seemed to have such a good time with the music, pulled-pork and coleslaw, kids’ games, and door prizes, that we are going to consider celebrating our milestones more often! Incidentally, along with our building anniversary, this is also the 25th anniversary of the Orcas Island Library District. I also want to thank the people who helped to make it such a success – and will apologize in advance for anyone I missed. The Lions Club provided tents, food, and the beer garden (especially Mike Jonas, Toby Hiller, Jim Biddick, Leif, Mac Trunkey, Kim Rose, Grant Stone, Loreen Arnold, and John Lofland). Our dedicated Library staff members all worked hard on every aspect of the event: Kathleen Lunde, Holly King, Karen Hiller, Martin Arnold, Nita Couchman, Mary Pugh, and Tony Ghazel. Some of our volunteers included Steve Jehly, Evan and Jimmy King, Perry Pugh, Tim Lunde, Lori Arnold, and Pierrette Guimond. Morgan Meadows painted faces, and NAPA donated and operated the bouncy house. Our musicians included Lisa and Emy Carter, Kellen Comrie, and

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Madi Jane West. Tom Welch gave a succinct and entertaining summary of library services on Orcas Island, starting early in the 20th Century. Also, our current Library Trustees, Donna Riordan, Rachel Newcombe, Margaret Payne, and Tom Fiscus, helped to serve food and welcome attendees, as well as saying a few words about Trustee Alan Lichter, who recently passed away, and whom we greatly miss. Soon, we plan to schedule further events, both regular programming such as J.A. Jance on August 7, and focus groups and other opportunities to help us to better understand how strongly the community will support a project to add onto our building. Also, please join us at the Friends’ Library Fair on August 10, which this year will take place on the Library grounds. Phil Heikkinen Library Director

Moran needs more care and attention For many years, I have visited the San Juan Islands during the summer months on bicycle camping tours. A highlight has always been to spend a few daytime hours at Cascade Lake in Moran State Park on Orcas Island, if not to camp there. Not anymore. Two days ago, I arrived at the lake-side beach and swimming area for the first time in three years, looking forward to a swim in the lake on a hot, sunny day. I discovered to my disappointment, nay shock, that the area has been taken over by a small flock of Canada geese. The entire grass area fronting the lakefront is an awful mess

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SJC Sheriff’s Department responded to these calls:

July 5: Several hard blows to the head from a flashlight prompted an intruder to flee from a couple’s berth following an early morning misadventure at a Friday Harbor marina. The couple were in bed and asleep onboard their boat, moored at the time at a private marina on Warbass Way, when an unidentified man reportedly tried to crawl into their bed at about 2 a.m. • A heated argument and an abrupt stop in the middle of the road led to the arrest of a San Juan Island woman for DUI, and the arrest of her boyfriend for disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer and resisting arrest. The 32-year-old man, reportedly intoxicated, was apprehended for trying to intervene as officers were leading his girlfriend through a field sobriety test. The 32-yearold woman drew attention of a deputy by stopping in the middle of Tucker Avenue at about 11 p.m., after which she reportedly ordered her boyfriend out of the car and tossed his backpack into the bushes. • A mid-morning singlecar collision and confrontation with an off-duty officer, and two blasts from a Taser, prompted authorities to airlift a San Juan Island man to a mainland hospital for evaluation and treatment. An altercation ensued when the 50-year-old, reportedly injured after crashing his pickup in the 3600 block of Roche Harbor Road at about 9 a.m., tried to drive away from the scene. The altercation reportedly continued when an on-duty officer arrived as well. • A clash between a young couple and an accidental 911 call prompted the arrest of an 18-year-old Friday Harbor girl for damaging the interior of her boyfriend’s car and an alcohol-related offense. Her 23-year-old beau, who tried to intervene both at the scene and later at the Sheriff’s Office, was arrested for obstructing an officer and furnishing alcohol to a minor. The two were parked in the bowling alley parking lot when officers, responding to a 911 call, arrived at the scene at about 1:30 a.m. July 6: A 33-year-old man accused of shoplifting $36 worth of groceries and alcohol from Orcas Island’s Island

Almanac TEMPERATURES, RAINFALL ORcAS High Low Precip JJuly 15 79 50 — July 16 85 50 — July 17 73 63 .02 July 18 75 60 — July 19 72 58 — July 20 67 55 — July 21 69 55 — Precipitation in July: .02” Precip in 2013: 15.16” Reported by John Willis, Olga SUNRISE, SUNSET July 24 July 25 July 26 July 27 July 28 July 29 July 30

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Market faces more serious charges for allegedly brandishing a knife and threatening an employee who tried to detain him. The man, reportedly homeless, was taken into custody after officers found him hiding in the brush at nearby Crescent Beach. He reportedly again threatened the employee while in custody. • Excessive speed and erratic driving prompted the arrest of a San Juan Island woman for DUI following a late-night traffic stop on Guard Street. The 51-yearold, traveling with a 9-yearold girl in the backseat, reportedly was traveling 34 mph in a 25 mph zone and drifting over the center line at the time. • A bag containing $7,400 in computer equipment and work-related information vanished from the car of a Kirkland man who left his vehicle parked overnight in Eastsound. The location of where the car was parked or whether it was locked at the time were not listed in the incident report. July 7: An Orcas woman was issued a criminal citation after her dog raced out of the front door of her Hemlock Lane home in midafternoon and bit a passerby on the leg. The 58-year-old, who had reportedly been out for a walk but left the front door ajar when she returned, received a warning letter a year earlier for allowing the dog to roam the neighborhood. July 8: A Lopez Island man is the prime suspect in the theft of multiple credit and Social Security cards following investigation of a pile of litter in the 300 block of Lopez Road. The 54-yearold reportedly was driving a vehicle with a stolen license plate attached when deputies located the Volkswagon van, which was caught on a surveillance camera near the pile of litter. July 9: Someone charged nearly $1,400 on a stolen credit card almost immediately after three purses disappeared from an employee cloak room at Orcas Island’s Doe Bay Resort. A total of $1,390 in charges were amassed on a missing credit card one hour after the purses disappeared. Credit accounts associated with each missing purse reportedly have been closed.

LETTERS FROM 4 of goose droppings. I was so disgusted that I quickly exited the park. This situation not only deprives visitors of the opportunity to swim in the lake, I believe it is also a public health hazard. The beach area overlaps with an adjoining, busy and popular children’s playground area. And, the goose droppings no doubt wash into the lake every time it rains, creating an unknown risk (to me at least) of water quality. I don’t understand the priority given by the park to what I observed to be a small flock of geese, numbering eight to 10. They have access to many lakes untouched by humans. They are far from being an endangered species. The protocol to discourage their presence at the Cascade Lake swimming area would be benign – the use of trained dogs to chase them away. Presumably, the park managers are either indifferent to this loss of access by visitors to the beachfront and the lake, or they are constrained by budget cuts from doing anything. I assume the latter. This whole situation seems at odds with the “Discover Pass” tax introduced several years ago to gain access to Washington state parks. Should not the tax at least maintain, if not improve, access to state parks? For the record, I consider national, state and provincial parks in North America to be cultural treasures that should be encouraged and celebrated, not taxed. Out of principle, I would never pay a vehicle tax to enter one. As a cyclist, I have the privilege of entering these parks without being obliged to pay a tax. But as I saw at Moran State Park, I, the cyclist, am nonetheless a victim of the indifference to parks that seems to be taking root in

our two countries. By a stroke of good fortune, the tax on entry to the provincial parks in British Columbia was abolished several years ago. I wish I could say that our political leaders here awoke to the precious cultural acquisition that parks represent, and acted accordingly. Alas, their decision to abolish to park tax was no more than a case of political opportunism. Nevertheless, maybe Washington state legislators could start there. Roger Annis Vancouver, B.C.

Early learning scholarships help When the Sounder published the profiles of the 2013 seniors graduating from Orcas high school, our preschool teacher Jenny Hovelman proudly counted 10 faces of children she had taught during her tenure with Children’s House. These included a co-valedictorian, the salutatorian and other college-bound students with dreams of future achievement. How important is access to quality early childhood education in putting students on a path of continued learning? Significant data -- and our own experience -- prove these early years are critical for helping a child develop a love for life-long learning. Over our 40-plus-year history, Children’s House has served more than 1,000 children and received numerous grants and donations from countless supporters. These funds help us as a nonprofit to continue providing the highest quality education for island toddlers and preschoolers despite family income or situation. And over the years, The United Way of San Juan County has been with us – lending a hand even during tough economies when

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people have less disposable income to give. This year Children’s House was granted nearly $5,000 for scholarships from The United Way. How important was this grant? By June we had already allocated the funds to five families with unique needs. These funds ensure families that despite financial or special needs their child has a chance to learn and grow in a safe and nurturing environment and with the potential of contributing to our community in longterm positive ways. We are thankful for The

United Way, members of its grant committee and thousands of contributors around the county who give generously so that we may continue to help families of children – like these recent grads – receive important early education support. Please consider giving to The United Way of San Juan County. To learn more about Children’s House and the success of our program, visit Or arrange a tour of our classrooms (and meet the future graduates) by calling 376-4744. Susan Anderson Children’s House

Marine Watch A good news orca whale story

About 11 years ago a two year old orca who was from the northern resident pods, (North Vancouver Island) was sighted in Puget Sound, all alone. No one was really sure how she found her way here when her normal range is well north. It's a very rare occasion when we see northern resident orca whales in the southern resident orca range and visa versa. Never has one little whale shown up here alone. She was identified by researchers as species A73 – from the “A” pod, one of Canada’s Northern Resident killer whale communities, which has been studied since the early 1970s. Speculation about how she got here included a sighting a few nights before she showed up of two transient orca whales that had stranded on Dungeness Spit. Reports were three whales were seen but only two stranded. This little female must have been the third whale but it was never proven. And if so, what was she doing with transient orca whales? In any case the little whale found herself in Puget Sound and became attached to one of the Vashon Island ferries, following it and spending the night next to it at the Vashon dock. She started to appear malnourished and showed signs of a possible illness. The only option for this little whale from everyone involved was to transport her back to her home waters and hope she could and would be reintroduced back in to her family pod. Springer (as she was named) became part of an unprecedented rescue effort – a coordination project between U.S. and Canadian researchers, including experts from the Vancouver Aquarium. In June of 2002, after several months of monitoring her deteriorating condition, Springer was transported from Puget Sound and placed into a net pen at a research station, where she was rehabilitated. When she was deemed strong enough she was transported north in a fast catamaran piloted by Mike Bennet, who was at the time president of the Whale Watch Operators Association. As luck would have it Springer was released just when her family was in very close proximity. It was touch and go for a while but eventually Springer found her grandmother and other direct members of her family and was eventually re-adopted by her family (her Mom had died before she was seen in Puget Sound). Over the years Springer has been sighted every Spring when “A” pod returns following the salmon runs as if her great adventure never happened. Now to make matters even more exciting is last month Springer came back from being gone all Winter with her own calf. A true success story! Both are believed to be in good health. Tom and Nate Averna operate Deer Harbor Charters. The purpose of this column is to keep the community up to date on what’s going on in the marine world that surrounds Orcas Island and other parts of the ocean world. They can be reached with any questions or comments by calling them at 376-5989.

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TOURISM FROM 1 Film Festival, arts studio tour promoters on Orcas, Lopez and San Juan islands and the Lopez Community Tennis Association to resurface the Lopez tennis court were not recommended. Two projects in a new “innovative projects” category in the LTAC Master Plan were funded: the fairgrounds drive-in movie equipment and a $6,100 grant to create an annu-

Night markets on the Village Green Wednesday, July 24 and 31 and Aug. 7 and 14.

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al Orcas Island Birding Festival, beginning in May. Other first-time grants were made to the Lopez Island Conservation Corps ($13,950), a Gateway to Indian Island signage project ($2,725) and the Friday Harbor Pioneer Family Festival ($1,252). The detailed grant applications can be found at The list of recommendations is available at displayagenda.aspx#home.

Do you look like your pet?

Fire danger in SJ County increases

The markets will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Food offerings include tacos, pizza, a roast pig from Bill Patterson of Sazio di Notte and more. There will be live music, a beer garden from Island Hoppin’ Brewery and of course, all the usual vendors who are at the Saturday market.

While visitors and residents of San Juan County enjoy the beautiful warm weather, fire officials are keeping a wary eye on the increasing risk of a wildland fire. Based upon fuel moisture readings observed around the region, all of the county’s fire danger signs now point to the yel-

August 9th - 24th

low “moderate” range. Recreational fires must be no larger than two feet in diameter, centered within a six foot diameter clear area. Recreational fires must never be left unattended, and should be fully extinguished and cold before leaving the area. More information is available at and www.dnr.

Big or small, feline or fowl – we want to see you get creative with your pets. The Islands’ Sounder is running a “Pet and Owner LookAlike” photo contest. It is open to animals of any variety and participants are encouraged to use costumes and props to help set the scene. Visit to submit your photo. The deadline is Aug. 7. Voting is until Aug. 14. The winner will receive a $75 gift certificate to San Juan Propane, which is also sponsoring the contest. The winning photo will also be published in the Sounder on Aug. 21.

July 31 to Aug 3, 2013

Opens with 3 Superstars!

August 9 at 7:30 pm August 10 at 5:30 pm REGISTER NOW For K-Fest • Orcas Island • All Ages THEME: RE-IMAGINING THE GOOD LIFE ARTISTS

For tickets & concert info, visit or call 376-6636

Scott Cairns (Annie Dillard says he’s America’s best living poet!) Chris Anderson (Award Winning Painter) TJ Stafford (Band’s scores are heard on BattleStar Galactica, Toy Story 3, & The Walking Dead) Jeff Johnson & Wendy Goodwin (Celtic Worship) Nigel Goodwin (UK Actor, purple socks, outrageous childlike behavior) Dieter Zander (Photographer)

LECTURERS Dick Staub What Is the Good Life? Arthur Miller The Shape of Your Soul, the Seeds of Your Destiny Laurie Wheeler Life With Others Chi-Dooh Li Life For Others Dr. Jerry Root C.S. Lewis on the Good Life

Sundance Select

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5th annual Orcas Storyfest coming soon The Fifth Annual Orcas Storyfest is coming to Eastsound on July 29 and will run through Aug. 2. Once again Eth-Noh-Tec brings national storytellers to Orcas Island. Featured tellers this year are Judith Black (Mass.), Heather Forest (N.Y.), Kirk Waller and Ruth Halpern (Calif.) and Doug Banner (Wash.), Orcas Island’s own Anji Ringzin and Antoinette Botsford, and of course part-timers Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo of Eth-Noh-Tec. “Be ready to relish in the great tradition and fine art of storytelling,” said Kikuchi-Yngojo. Though the word “storytelling” has been eagerly absorbed by modern media, traditional, oral, live storytelling has in fact experienced a rebirth through its thousands of annual festivals, conferences, guilds, networks, and organizations found throughout the world. Six public programs

sponsored by Friends of the Orcas Island Library will be as follows: • Monday, July 29, 6:00 p.m.: “Pajama Tales,” library, wear your “jammies.” (free) • Tuesday, July 30, 1:30 p.m.: “Wisdom, Wit, and Wily Ways,” Senior Center, (free) • Tuesday, July 30, 7:30 p.m.: “Ghost Stories,” Funhouse (donation) • Wednesday, July 31, 7:30 p.m.: “Sacred Stories, Sounds of Spirit,” Emmanuel Episcopal Hall (free) • Thursday, Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m.: “World of Stories” Odd Fellows Hall (sliding Scale Donation) • Friday, Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m.: “Why Stories? Why Sing?” Senior Center (donation) “Sacred Stories, Sounds of Spirit” at the Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall will guide the listener home to a place of compassion, spiritual awareness and draw from the sages and saints from various religious traditions as well as

enlightenment found in daily mindfulness. Special musical guests will be the harmonic incantations of “The Bhajans.” The second storytelling program of note is the endof-the-week event: “Why Stories? Why Sing?” a “fishbowl” forum discussion in the round, sharing examples of storytelling in action, in community settings. Each of the tellers will share various storytelling projects they are doing in their neighborhoods and abroad to improve wellbeing in communities, Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m. at the Orcas

Senior Center. Aforementioned are the Bhajans and their spiritual harmonies appearing at the evening of “Sacred Stories.” Also at the Orcas Senior Center’s “Wisdom” afternoon concert will open with the oldies but goldies repertoire of the Senior Center Songbirds. The final evening show, “World of Storie,” will take musical flight with the doowoppin’, guitar strumming, four part harmonies of the Parking Angels. For more details on Storyfest, visit:

‘Armida’ to stream in HD

Don’t miss the summer encore screening of The Met: Live in HD presentation of Rossini’s “Armida.” Renée Fleming stars in the title role of this mythical tale of a sorceress who enthralls men on her magical island. “Armida” screens in HD at Orcas Center this


Friday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. Rossini tells the story of Armida, a sorceress who tempts the Christian paladin army during the Crusades. She manages to ensnare their best warrior, Rinaldo, and it takes several men to break her enchantments over him and make him return to war. Magic, passionate music, and sensuous singing from Fleming and her five tenors make this a brilliant production. Tickets for The Met: Live Summer Encore Armida are $18, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members, and may be purchased at www. or by calling 376-2281 ext. 1 or visiting the Orcas Center Box Office. Hi, I’m Siri. I’m showing you what I look like so you can identify me at Islanders Bank this week, where I’m entertaining. Please admire my blue eyes when you meet me. Then you can go to the Orcas Animal Shelter on Hope Lane and visit with the other cats and two dogs. Or you can call 376-6777 or go to

Contributed photos

The storytellers of Orcas Storyfest, lower left corner going clockwise: Antoinette Botsford, Kirk Waller, Anji Ringzin, Doug Banner, Judith Black, Ruth Halpern, Heather Forest, Eth-Noh-Tec: Nancy Wang & Robert Kikuchi-Yngjo (center).

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Girls take second at tourney Football team goes to camp

Matt Minnis photo

The Lady Vikings who played in the tournament. Back row, left to right: Lilly Miller, Coach Charlie Nigretto, Kilee Rogers, Alicia Susol, Halle Thompson, Katy Minnis and Emma Minnis. Front row: Hannah Brunner-Gaydos and Bella Nigretto. Not pictured: Shelbi Rogers. Members of the Orcas High School girls basketball team played in the Anacortes Summer Jam on July 20 and 21. The group included seniors Shelbi Rogers, Bella Nigretto and Alicia Susol, juniors Kilee Rogers and Hannah Brunner-Gaydos, sophomores Emma Minnis, Lilly Miller and Halle Thompson and eighth grader Katy Minnis. The girls beat Friday

Harbor, 24 to 23, in the first match of the tournament. Next they played Mount Vernon and beat them 42 to 41. The team then headed to a two-minute tourney, a mini event within the larger tournament. They played 3-D Elite and beat them, moved on to Oak Harbor and beat them, but then Rogers suffered an injured ankle during the game and was out

of the tournament. The Lady Vikings then lost to Friday Harbor and moved on to Anacortes and beat them for a third place finish. Katy stepped in to help during the next game against Anacortes – Susol and Thompson were not available to play. “We played a hard fought battle and lost that game in overtime 31 to 34,” said parent and Orcas School Athletic Director Vicki Vandermay. “We then had a game against Friday Harbor – again with still 6 players. We beat them 33 to 39.” The girls raced home for some rest and the next morning hopped on the red eye ferry for a game against Mount Vernon, beating them 46 to 29. The Vikings then beat Anacortes, 39 to 17. Then it was time for the championship round against 3-D Elite. “We fought hard but couldn't quite pull it out from the Canadian Club Team and we ended up losing 43 to 42,” Vandermay said. “We took second place and played great basketball.”

The Orcas Island Viking football team travelled to Camp Rilea near Seaside, Ore., for five days to participate in a regional football camp.

The Vikings played against teams from La Conner, Napavine, Rainier, Canada and others. Players who attended camp were senior Joe

Kostechko, juniors Gage Harlow, Demitri Pence, Joey Susol, Keenan O'Brien, and Jay Zier, sophomores Pasha Bullock, Kyle Masters, Mackey Cardinell and Kevin Campos and freshmen Jordan Randolph, Charlie Holmes, Ryan Flint, Miles Harlow, Daniel O'Brien, Gunnar Sandwith, Elijah Everett, Evan Tidrington and Cameron Aragon. Head Coach Scott Harris, Assistant Coach Dale Briggs and Volunteer Coaches Justin Frausto, Stephen Johnson and Kevin O'Brien helped out during the five days. Additional volunteers were Norm and Becky Flint, Ian Harlow, Nancy O'Brien, Erin O’Dell and Joyce Nigretto.

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Pictured above is the 18 and under participants during the seeding tournament on July 19 at Orcas Christian School.


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The 2013 Orcas Summer Slam 3-on-3 Tournament at Orcas Christian School featured competition, filled the gymnasium with spectators, and was a success by all accounts. Team “Ballerz” (Tyler Nigretto, Josh Mason, Robbie Padbury, and Tyler Liedecker) took the Men’s 18-plus Championship. Team “OHS1” (Miles Harlow, Pasha Bullock, Brother Murphy, and Jordan Randolf) won the Boys’ 15U Championship, and Team “OHS” (Shelbi Rogers, Kilee Rogers, Alicia Susol and Kirsten Fowler) won the Women’s 18U Championship. There will be one more Orcas Summer Slam 3-on-3 Tournament over the Labor Day Weekend. Register online at www.

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PG. 9

Island Living

Finch Nestlings

Lauren Luckay photo

Celebrating 30 years

Looking at the past and future of Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center by CALI BAGBY


Staff reporter

overed in blood, mud and afterbirth, the two women arrived at the theater just moments before they had to go on stage. They slipped into their costumes just in the nick of time, but there was no helping the smell permeating off their bodies. For veterinarian Meg Lainson (formally known as Jessica Porter) and her assistant Judith Carter, this was just one of many fantastic and true stories from the past. They were both dancers and loved animals, although the two interests didn’t intersect on a regular basis. But on this particular night they were called out for a difficult calf birthing, which required a C-section. The end result of the adventure was a very dramatic theater entrance. “I miss it a lot,” said Carter, reminiscing about her days working with Lainson. In the early 1980s the two women were working at a domestic vet clinic, but after treating one wild bird they were thrust into a new direction. That road eventually led to the creation of Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in 1983. The center’s mission is to promote the well-being of wildlife and their habitats through the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife, public education and noninvasive research. In honor of the center’s 30 years of operation, Lainson, long-time volunteer Ross Lockwood and Wolf Hollow Education Coordinator Shona Aitken will be traversing 30 miles over the course of three days on September, 5, 6 and 7 on San Juan, Lopez and Orcas. “We want to show we are a county-wide organization. Even though we are located on San Juan Island we really are involved in the whole area,” Aitken said. The walk is to raise awareness about 30 years of work and to raise general funds from sponsors to keep the center working.

The past Looking back at the start of Wolf Hollow, Carter recalls that their first “wild” patient was a greathorned owl with a wing fracture, which is a death

sentence in the aviary world. She built a large cage in her yard and cared for the owl until it died five months later. “I remember every animal we euthanized, every wild animal that didn’t make it,” Carter said. “It’s real powerful the bonds you create among these creatures. I’m grateful I could do it.” After that people kept bringing them wild animals at the office located in a lot that is now part of the Best Western on San Juan Island. So for a while they were treating domestic and wild animals at the same time. In the small house and yard they treated, at

a deer enclosure, and a songbird aviary. So far this year, Wolf Hollow has treated about 300 animals including finch nestlings, fawns, raccoons, kits, bald eagles and river otters. Aitken said it takes two full-time staff, two seasonal staff, five interns and, on any given day, one to two volunteers to run the center during busy summer months. “Hundreds of people have helped as volunteers … it takes a lot of people to make this happen,” Aitken said. “The people involved have changed and the facility has grown, but our basic mission is exactly the same – rehabilitation, education and research.” Only a few animals have suffered injuries that have left them unable to return to the wild – a rough-legged and red-tailed hawk are used as education animals at schools and summer camps. As education coordinator, Aitken’s job is to help people learn more about local wildlife and human impacts on these animals and their habitats.

The future

Penny Harner/Contributed photo

A baby river otter being fed at Wolf Hollow.

one time, four baby seals, six baby raccoons and six fawns. Lainson recalls an odd sight from that time of patients from the convalescence center next door wandering through the lot. Carter tended to take birds home and would have to wake at 6 a.m. for their feedings. Around 1985 or 1986 they decided that the wildlife in their care were too voluminous for the space, which was a good decision because soon after the building was condemned. “The only thing that was insulating the place was dead rats,” Lainson said with a laugh. The 40 acres, where Wolf Hollow is now located, was initially rented for $1 a month and eventually was purchased. The property hosts 40 animal enclosures, including an eagle flight enclosure, seal pools,

As Aitken prepares for the upcoming walk, she reflects on how people’s perceptions about other species have changed over the years. “People are understanding more and more the value of wildlife,” Aitken said. “Folks who were fishing and farming in the past may have thought of wildlife as more of a nuisance. Today more people are interested in wildlife.” Although this is a positive sign, Aitken sees more interest from urban dwellers as troubling because people don’t always know the appropriate ways to interact with wild animals. For instance, cutting down a tree during nesting season may cause unnecessary songbird deaths or injuries when it is easy to cut down a tree in the fall or winter, she said. Lainson says public education is at the top of the pyramid – in order to save animals, you have to know they exist and how they can be helped. “We are one of them and they are one of us,” Lainson said. For more information about the center, visit www.

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Guest column

Re-imagining the good life by DICK STAUB

Albert Einstein famously quipped, “How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of good will.” When I first set foot on Orcas Island in 1981, I believed I got a taste of such a place. Deep questions about life’s meaning percolated in me from a young age. My father was a clergyman, a

brooding intellectual who did not shy away from doubts and big questions. When I was ten years old my brother was born with severe brain damage and most all of the God issues took on a new level of complexity for me. I later learned that C.S Lewis became an atheist at age ten when his prayers for his dying mother failed – she

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died an excruciatingly painful death. He decided either there was no God, or if there was a God, he wanted nothing to do with him. In light of my brother I came to share Lewis antagonistic views. I headed off to college in the San Francisco Bay area in the 60s. They say if you remember the 60s you weren’t actually there, but I do recall my introduction to philosophy class where I learned that Socrates asked, “What is the Good Life” and Aristotle said, “the unexamined life is not worth living.” What is the Good life? It is a universal and timeless question. In a sense it is a peculiarly American question. Singer-songwriter Paul Simon observes, “We come on the ship they call the Mayflower, we come on the

Dick Staub ship that sailed the moon, we come in the age’s most uncertain hour and sing an American Tune.” Since WWII the “American Tune” has been loosely defined as work hard, go to school, get a job, marry, buy a house, raise some kids and enjoy your retirement. But in today’s uncertain hour the American Dream is being shattered. Countless young people are graduating with huge college debt only to find substandard jobs. They are delaying marriage, wondering whether or not to bring

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children into this world and giving up on any hope or desire of equaling their parent’s standard of living. Many in the older generation did what they were supposed to do and either ended up achieving the American Dream, but finding it unfulfilling, or because of the economic crisis, after years of sacrifice, have found that dream vaporizing just as they are entering retirement. I think Americans young and old are looking for a new tune. One frustrated soul put it this way. "I spent my life frantically climbing the ladder of success. When I got to the top I realized I was leaning my ladder against the wrong building." In 1999 some friends and I who were concerned about the spiritual, intellectual and creative impoverishment of American life started The Kindlings to rekindle a vision for a richer and fuller life. We defined “a kindling” as a thoughtful, creative person for whom God is of

central importance. Next week (July 31 to Aug. 3) hundreds of “kindlings” will gather on Orcas Island for KindlingsFest 2013 to explore the theme “Re-Imagining the Good Life.” Artists, poets, filmmakers, dancers, academics and mere mortals will lead us. We’ll screen three Sundance films to help us explore our theme. By week’s end I hope we will all be helped in recalibrating our life and values to a re-imagined vision for a different kind of good life. If you ask the big questions, I want to invite you to join us next week. For more information or to register visit our website:, look for our advertisement in this edition of the Sounder, or call 376-6422, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

JULY 26, 27, 28

Eastsound, bake sale, hot dogs, Silver Tea, tools and treasures” for all ages.

Staub is a nationally syndicated columnist, radio host and pastor of Orcas Island Community Church.


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7:30- 9 p.m., Orcas Island Grange. The play was written by the late Nora Ephron and her sister Delia Ephron. This play ran for over 1,000 performances Off-Broadway before closing just over a year ago. For more info, visit


“Rossini’s Armida,” 7 - 10:30 p.m., Orcas Center. $18, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members For more info, visit www.orcascenter. org.

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST: 8 a.m., American Legion Post 93, 793 Crescent Beach Road. Adults are $7, children $5.

WEDS – ONGOING ADULT VOLLEYBALL: Outdoor on the grass from 6:30 p.m. to dusk at Buck Park. Two nets: one for doubles and one for six on six. Through mid- September, free. Sponsored by Orcas Park and Rec. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church. LIONS CLUB: Weekly lunch, 11:45 a.m., American Legion.

THURS – ONGOING AL-ANON: 5:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: 5:30 p.m., Orcas Longhouse, 236 Prune Ally, Eastsound. LIBRARY STORY TIMES: 11 a.m., Orcas Island Library children’s room, for children between the ages of three and six; all kids welcome. VIBRANT VEGETARIAN COOKING CLUB: 6 p.m., Orcas Christian

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Cruise aboard luxury yacht OICMF Music Lovers’ Seminars Wes Heinmiller of M.V. Northern Light Charters has donated an afternoon cruise on his 1987, 68-foot Hatteras yacht. The event is a fundraiser for Kaleidoscope Preschool and Childcare Center. The cruise on Aug. 4 will consist of a twohour casual trip through San Juan waters in

a luxurious setting. The private charter is $75 per person and includes local beer and wine and appetizers. Visit for photos of the yacht. Contact Amber at Kaleidoscope to get on the list: or 376-2484.

Lewis at Brown Bag concert The Music Committee and Emmanuel Episcopal Parish will present its organist and choir director Marianne Lewis on Wednesday, July 31. She is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College and the University of Oregon. During the concert, Lewis will play organ music by Dietrich Buxtehude and Johann Sebastian Bach, both organists of the baroque period. Included is a Praeludium in A minor and a Fugue in C by Buxtehude,

a chorale prelude based on the hymn “All Glory to God on high” by Bach and, in conclusion, with Bach’s most famous organ work, the Toccata and Fugue in D minor. There is no charge for the concert but donations are welcome to help fund the Virgil Cleveland Memorial Scholarship. The concert begins promptly at noon. Attendees are invited to bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy on the lawn after the concert.

JP and OK Rhythm Boys concert Pack a picnic dinner, get on your best toe-tapping shoes (or your best kickin’ cowboy boots) and join JP and the OK Rhythm Boys for a free Concert on the Stage on the Village Green on Sunday, July 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. JP and “the Boys” delight audiences with their fiddled-up versions of everything from swing tunes to hoe downs, waltzes to polkas, Irving Berlin to Arlo Guthrie, Gershwin to The Dead, and more. The trio features the fine, fiery and sweet fiddling of JP Wittman, ably backed by Gordon Koenig and Anita Orne on guitar and bass, mixed with some ukulele, banjo, mandolin, and musical saw. Plus, on occasion, they sing. Don’t miss what promises to be an evening of sometimes ripping, sometimes poignant, always fun music.

Before you attend a concert at the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, which takes place Aug. 9 through 24, go behind the scenes and add depth to your concert experience. Music Lovers Seminars are presented for every program. They take place at St. Francis Catholic Church from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and include an opportunity to attend a closed rehearsal for that evening’s performance. Tickets are $30; young adults 18 and under attend free. To order tickets, visit or call 376-6636. World renowned pianist Jon Kimura Parker “Jackie” kicks off the seminars on a high note Friday, Aug. 9 for the Three’s Company concert. Parker is professor of piano at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and artistic advisor of the festival. On Tuesday, Aug. 13, violist Toby Appel will lecture on the music and the stories behind Moonlit Music. featuring White Ice appliances Verne Windham as a new guest lecturer for César Salad. He is an acclaimed musician, conductor director of Music and featuring White Ice and appliances Arts for KPBX Public Radio in Spokane.

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Popular lecturer Lisa Bergman returns to provide insights for the Orcas~trations: Bravura! Concert. Roupen Shakarian, composer, conductor and music director of Skagit Symphony will take seminar-goers behind the closing concert, Czech Mate. Music Lovers Seminar Schedule Friday, Aug. 9: Three’s Company with Jon Kimura Parker. Tuesday, Aug. 13: Moonlit Music with Toby Appel. Friday, Aug. 16: César Salad with Verne Windham. Tuesday, Aug. 20: Orcas~trations:Bravura! with Lisa Bergman. Friday, Aug. 23: Czech Mate with Roupen Shakarian



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The President’s Honor Roll at Washington State University recognizes students who stand above the rest with excellent academic performance. To be eligible for the honor roll, undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of nine graded hours in a single term at WSU and earn a grade point average of 3.75 or earn a 3.50 cumulative GPA based on 15 cumulative hours of graded work. The following students from Eastsound made the list for the spring semester: Janna Carter, Caitlin Aldrich, Peter Boettcher, Jordan Davis, Dylan King, Lindsey Nichols and Daryl Rave.

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Renowned for their superior quality, the forests of San Juan County can produce high value lumber for local building projects. Mills and manufacturers scattered about the Islands are equipped to produce beams, flooring, trim, molding, cabinetry, and fine crafts. Northwest Certified Forestry is hosting a panel discussion of architects, builders and mill owners who will discuss emerging opportunities to use locally manufactured lumber products. Topics will cover: using non-graded lumber, engineering locally milled lumber, county building

ordinances, lumber availability from local mills and designing with local wood. Panelists include Kaj Enderlein of Heartworks Construction and Erik Sircely of Insite Design. Architects, builders, craftspeople, homeowners and other wood products users are encouraged to attend and provide insight into the opportunities and barriers to using local wood for Island projects. This meeting will take place on Aug. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Eastsound.The venue will be announced soon. To register, go to SX8Z5Z7.

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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. Sell it for free in the FLEA FRIDAY HARBOR

EXCEL. OPPORTUNITY for someone! 4 BR, 1.5 BA home for sale to be move locally on San Juan Island. This home has recently become available, wood sided, low roof for easy moving, thermal windows, great open floor plan. Best of all, the price to buy and move this house is only $40,000 OBO. Please contact your local Nickel Bros. office for details at 1425-257-2097 or toll free at 1-866-920-BROS Call soon!!

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3 BR 2 1/2 BA Spacious house close to Eastsound. Water view. Large kitchen w/ granite countertops and propane range. Attached garage. W/D, F/L/S. $1550. Avail Sept. 1st. 2 BR 1 BA HOUSE on almost three private acres. Includes studio, outbuildings and 3 stall horse barn and corral. Close to Eastsound. $1600.00 Includes water and septic Call Helene (360) 376-8000


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ORCAS ISLAND * Gorgeous 3 BR Home w/ Views Forever, $1750 mo * Upstairs 2 BR Condo in Eastsound, $850/mo * 10’x15’ Storage Units, $85/mo * Approx 600’ Sq Ft Comm/Retail Space in Prime Eastsound Location, $800/mo Cherie L. Lindholm Real Estate 360-376-2204 Orcas Island Visit our web site for great deals


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SMALL IN TOWN APT One bedroom, one bath, kitchen and living room with wood stove. No pets. No smoking. Utilities included. $700/ month, $900/ deposit. Call after 5pm 360-3784864.

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LOCAL PRIVATE INVESTOR loans money on real estate equity. I loan on houses, raw land, commercial property and property development. Call Eric at (425) 803-9061.

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New quiet living. 1 bedroom upstairs view apartment, downtown Eastsound. Newly remodeled exterior and interiors. Includes: stove, fridge, laundry room, and paved assigned parking. No smoking or pets. $495 month with EPD, 1st and security. Call Alan 714-2711215 or email Visit our web site for great deals WA Misc. Rentals Storage/Garage

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WARM, FUN Professional couple eager to provide your child love and happiness forever. Expenses paid. Ann and Peter. Call 1-800-5931730. or go to Found ORCAS ISLAND

FOUND CAT: Gray short haired elderly cat in area of Dolphin Bay Rd / White Beach. Call to I.D. and claim: Orcas Animal Shelter 360-376-6777

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BROWN BEAR BAKING We’re currently hiring part time experienced pastry cooks, baristas, and counter cashiers. We’re looking for friendly great people to join our den! Email resumes to

Deer Harbor Marina is accepting applications for all Seasonal staff positions

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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.

Dump Truck Driver Seasonal Part time, other skills a plus. Contact Mike Carlson Enterprises at 360.378.4579 or email mce_christie@inter for application. Drug testing required.

LOPEZ ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT Seeks qualified applicants. 2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR Middle School Math Teacher 1.0fte Middle School & Alternative Learning Teacher .6FTE Accepting applications until filled. For information or an application packet please contact Christina at 360.468.2202 ext 2300 or AA/EOE

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All Seasons Gardening wants full time, year round, core member for all phases. English speaking, driver’s license and job references required. Position open immediately . Call 8-5, (360)376-2048 or email:

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COMPOSING MANAGER Sound Publishing, Inc. is looking for a dynamic candidate to manage the creative services operations for our north Olympic Peninsula publications: The Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum. This is a FT, Salaried position located in beautiful Port Angeles, WA. The position oversees 10 employees and the process that insures all display ads run when and as ordered; and that ad proofs are delivered/transmitted to customers and sales consultants as requested. Would coordinate with the Editor for page production and assist the Publisher with any marketing tasks/projects.

OPALCO is seeking a highly-qualified and motivated individual with a strong background in data communication network management to provide technology services in support of OPALCO’s electric operations and manage a wholesale and retail data communication network business. The position manages existing institutional data communication network customers and supervises staff to provide inhouse computer and network services. Requires skillful understanding of technology applications; excellent communication and administrative skills; knowledge of Smart Grid tools (including SCADA and AMR); and a minimum of five years in a management role within a technology industry. Applicant must be able to work on multiple projects concurrently, apply new technologies, manage all financial aspects of the department, be well organized, and have the ability to analyze and solve problems. Applicant must be a collaborative team player with a positive attitude and the ability to work effectively with members, staff, contractors, elected officials and outside agencies. Position requires a four-year college degree, with preference given to applicants with a MBA and/or with technology management experience in the electrical utility industry. This is an Eastsound, WA based, exempt, fulltime position. Salary is competitive. Applicants may obtain a detailed job description and employment application online at Please submit your professional resume, cover letter, OPALCO employment application, and references to Foster Hildreth. Position is open until filled.

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GERMAN SHORT Hair Puppies. 7 males, $400 each. 7 females, $450 each. A large yard is mandatory. hunters and great family dogs. Interested? Call 360-8291232 for an appointment. Ask for Mark or Patty. Puppies are available July 20th but will be previewed beginning March 17th. Mother is also onsite. Bring your own collar and $100 non-refundable deposit. Remainder will be due on day of pickup. Tails are cropped, de-clawed, wormed and first shots. Horses

IMMACULATE Featherlight 4 horse aluminum gooseneck trailer with lots of extras!! Includes rear and side ramps. Auxiliary water tank, hay rack and drop down partion. Partial upgrade of living quarters, sleeps 2. All new E Series tires plus spare. $9,500. Freeland, Whidbey Isl. 360-331-5058.

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2 BIKES +A SCOOTER! 250 Honda Elite Scooter $1,500. 2 Trek Bicycles; mens & womens bikes; loaded, excellent $200 ea. Friday Harbor. 909732-8964 or 909-7328858. Find your perfect pet in the Classifieds.

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SEA KAYAK for Sale Necky Tesla - 17’ very comfortable touring kayak. Well used but in great shape. Includes everything you need to enjoy kayaking including paddle, spray skirt, pfd, pump, dry bags, bow bag, etc. $750. 360-3781371

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GREAT LITTLE Garage Sale in Victorian Valley. Friday & Saturday, July 26th & 27th, 7:30am to 4pm. Use North Entrance and Follow Signs. Lots of interesting things: 8’ picnic table with 4 benches, old riding potato planter, golf clubs, 1997 Ford Explorer with 4WD and MUCH MORE! Hope you can make it. Reach the readers the dailies miss. Call 800-388-2527 today to place your ad in the ClassiďŹ eds.


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2004 C-DORY 22. Used very little. Excellent condition! (2) 40 HP Suzuki 4 stroke outboard engines with electronic ignition and fuel injection. C-70 Raymarine navigation, GPS & radar radio with GPS connection depth finder & GPS remote electric trim tabs. 2 new batteries, anchor with stainless chain, electric pot puller, manual down rigger and fishing rod holders. Galvanized EZ-Loader trailer. U.S.C.G. safety gear. $39,500. Anacortes. 360-293-9300/ 770-2209

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1969 FORD MUSTANG. Rare Coupe Model. Rebuilt Original 250 with Very Low Miles. 3 Speed. Custom Dual Exhaust. Nice Shape! $19,500 or Best Offer. Call Steve Buck at 360472-0895. Located in Friday Harbor, WA.

‘02 PORSCHE CARRERA 4S. Beatiful cruiser looks great driving down the road! Gray / black with a sleek black int. Just 52,200 miles. Features navagation & sun roof. Loaded to the gills! Dealership maintained. Outstanding condition! $33,000 firm. 360-6794001 or 360-202-3360.

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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 RUN-OFF ROAD AND INTERSECTION SAFETY PROJECT SIGN REPLACEMENT PROGRAM CRP #041101, CRP #041111 Federal Aid Number: HSIP-000S(252) Project Summary Description of Work This Contract provides for the supply and delivery of retroreflective regulatory and warning signs, complete with necessary posts and hardware, all in accordance with and described in the Contract Provisions and Plans. Estimated Cost $67,000-$81,000 Working Days Length of contract time to complete delivery of all materials is 50 working days, in accordance with the delivery schedule described in the Contract Provisions and Plans. Informational Items Washington State Sales Tax This Contract is subject to WAC 458-20-171, Washington State Sales Tax Rule 170. In accordance, the Bidder shall include Washington State Retail Sales Taxes as a line item in the Bid Schedule (Section 1-07.2). Requirements for Minimum Prevailing Wages This contract is funded with Federal aid, State and local funds. In accordance, 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 office and online at works/Bids-and-Specs.aspx. 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


NOTICE OF BUDGET ADOPTION LOPEZ ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT 144 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET 2013-2014 Notice is hereby given by the school directors of Lopez Island School District No. 144, San Juan County, Washington, that the district has completed the district budgets for fis-

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 with “Sign Replacement Program� 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 of August 14, 2013. 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 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. Additional Information Contact the Public Works Department at (360) 370-0500. Notices U.S. DOT Title VI Assurances “The San Juan County Public Works Department in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252,42 USC 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-Assisted Programs of the

Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award.� (LAG Manual 46.2.24) LEGAL NO. 499028 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. July 24, 31, August 7, 2013.

cal year 2013-2014. A draft copy has been placed in the school district administration office and the Lopez Island Library. A copy will be furnished to any person who will call upon the district for it. The board of directors will meet for the budget hearing and for the purpose of fixing and adopting the budget of the district for the 2013-2014

fiscal year. Any person may appear at the meeting and be heard for or against the budget or any part thereof. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, Lopez Island Washington in the school library. Bill Evans Secretary to the Board

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS CONSERVATION DISTRICT ASSESSMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Juan County Council will conduct a public hearing for the purpose of receiving testimony on a proposed Ordinance Amending the San Juan Islands Conservation District Assessment. The public hearing will be held at the Legislative Hearing Room, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 beginning at 9:15 AM. The hearing may be continued from time to time and place to place as may be desired by the Council without additional written notice. At the hearing, members of the public will be invited to speak and/or provide written statements regarding the proposed Ordinance. After the public testimony portion of the hearing has ended, the Council will deliberate and consider modifications to the Ordinance that are proposed by members of the public, county employees or the Council. The proposed Ordinance may then be adopted with or without modifications. All persons wishing to be heard on this matter are encouraged to attend. Written comments may be submitted in advance of the hearing by mail or at the hearing by delivery in person. Please deliver 8 copies of all written comments to the Clerk of the San Juan County Council at 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor or mail to 355 Court Street#1, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. The Ordinance is filed at the Office of the County Council, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA and may be inspected and copies obtained at the Council offices during each business day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Summary: The Ordinance will change the assessment from the current flat fee to conform to the re-

quirements of RCW 89.08.400(3). The new assessment will amend Chapter 3.36 of the San Juan County code to provide an annual flat rate of $5.00 per parcel together with a per acre rate of $0.05 (five cents) per acre. The Ordinance may also be viewed 24 hours a day at the County website at A copy of the proposed Ordinance will be mailed without charge upon request. For more information please contact the Clerk of the County Council at 360-370-7470 and/or 360-378-2354. LEGAL NO. SJ499075 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. July 24, 31, 2013. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO DISPOSE OF COUNTY SURPLUS PROPERTY PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the San Juan County Council will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 9:00 AM at the Council Hearing Room, Legislative Building, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the property and advisability of declaring certain County property, surplus property to be sold pursuant to RCW 36.34.080 by public auction. At the conclusion of the public hearing the County Council may adopt a resolution authorizing the sale of such property and the terms thereof. Any person wishing to comment on this action is encouraged to attend the hearing and submit written comments. For more information, please contact San Juan County Public Works, Attn: Sue Nielsen, PO Box 729, Friday Harbor WA 98250, or phone (360) 370-0527. A list of the property under consideration can be accessed on line at: Or contact San Juan County Public Works at 360/370-0500; 915 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 LEGAL NO. SJ498749 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. July 24, 31, 2013. NOTICE OF REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING: The San Juan County Land Bank Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting on Friday, July 26, 2013 in the meeting room of .the Lopez Island Library at 2225 Fisherman Bay Road Lopez Island, WA 98261

LEGAL NO. SJ496739 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. July 17, 24, 2013.

The meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. Public comment time is scheduled for 10:30 am a.m. The public is welcome at every monthly Land Bank Commission meeting. LEGAL NO. SJ497130 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. July 24, 2013. SALE OF REAL PROPERTY IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON SHERIFF’S PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Revocable Living Trust of Richard J Kardack and Ken D. Andrus as Trustee,Plaintiff, Vs. Michael D. Patrick and Samantha J. Rainey aka Samantha J. Patrick, Defendants The Superior Court of San Juan County has directed the undersigned Sheriff of San Juan County to sell the property described below to satisfy a judgment in the above entitled action. The property to be sold is described at the bottom of this notice. If developed the property address is: 257 Tennis Ave., Lopez Island, WA 98261 The sale of the above described property is to take place: Time: 10:00 am Date: Friday, August 2nd, 2013 Place: Inside Main Entrance, San Juan County Courthouse, 96 Second St. N., Friday Harbor, WA Any questions may be directed to the Sheriff at the address below. ROB NOU, SHERIFF, SAN JUAN COUNTY KIM OTT, CHIEF CIVIL DEPUTY PO BOX 669, FRIDAY HARBOR, WA 98250 360-378-4151 LEGAL DESCRIPTION Lots 11 and 12, Block 39 of ISLANDALE DIVISION no.2, Block 39, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Volume 1 of Plats, Page 30, records of the San Juan County, Washington under tax parcel number 141867011000. LEGAL NO. SJ494023 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013.

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