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Sand dollars vs. eelgrass Island Hospital opts out of partnership by STEVE WEHRLY Journal reporter
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From red octopus to giant clam worms to bay ghost shrimp the waters around our islands are home to fascinating creatures. For Amy K. Henry, a doctoral candidate from the University of Chicago, these salty waters have enticed her to study two well-known – yet mysterious – species. Over the summer, she has been looking at how eelgrass and sand dollars compete for space and influence the ecosystem of Crescent Beach. This is her first time working with Friday Harbor Labs and conducting research in East Sound. “It has been so great to work here,” she said during a talk on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Orcas Library, organized by the Indian Island Marine Health Observatory. Eelgrass and sand dollars are part of Henry’s desire to delve into the world of ecosystem engineers, which are animals that modify the environment by making it more beneficial to themselves or for other species. Beavers are known as great engineers because they reduce forests and increase ponds. In East Sound, eelgrass and sand dollars are the perfect subject for Henry’s research because they both drastically change their surroundings.
Eelgrass vs. sand dollars Eelgrass is not an algae, but a grass that has evolved to live in salt water, says Henry. This
Top: A local sand dollar. Above: Eelgrass.
makes it a unique species, as this does not occur in nature often. The grass is found worldwide, prevents erosion, creates habitat for sea life and creates a safe nursery for baby rockfish and crabs. The grass is not a food item for sea life in this region. But manatee and other herbivores eat eelgrass in warmer waters. “Very few species eat the eelgrass,” said Henry. “It’s not very tasty.” There is also an invasive Japanese eelgrass in East Sound that looks similar to the native sea grass, but is quite smaller. Henry said that the
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Island Hospital has backed away from affiliating with the PeaceHealth medical system. At a meeting on Aug. 29 in Mount Vernon, commissioners of the public hospital district governing Island Hospital, which operates the Orcas Medical Center in Eastsound, voted not to sign a letter of intent with Skagit Regional Health hospital and Cascade Valley Hospital to affiliate with the PeaceHealth hospital system, which operates hospitals and clinics in Bellingham and Friday Harbor. “Our board of commissioners has worked very hard to make the best decision for this community to retain and grow quality healthcare services for our patients,” said Vince Oliver, Island Hospital CEO in a press release. He did not elaborate on why the commissioners and hospital executives decided not to join the affiliation negotiations. “Orcas Medical Center fully respects and agrees with the decision of the Island Hospital board of commissioners, who went to great lengths to listen carefully not only to the communities in and around Anacortes, but also in the San Juans,” said Alison Shaw, clinic manager of Orcas Medical Center. Island Hospital’s board will establish a community advisory committee to help them continue to seek partnerships and affiliations if they serve in the best interest of the community, enhance service quality and improve financial strength. Just hours before the meeting, PeaceHealth announced a reduction in force of 500 jobs as the three-state health care system struggled with revenue shortfalls of $130 million in its Washington operations. On the same day on San Juan
Island, the San Juan Hospital Commission parried questions from islanders concerned that Peace Island Hospital services were being circumscribed by Catholic moral strictures expressed in the Bishops’ Ethical and Religious Directives for Health Care Services. District commissioners responded cautiously to the recent opinion of the Washington Attorney General on provision of reproductive services by public hospital districts. None of the five commissioners would say what they thought the AG opinion requires of hospital districts in general or Peace Island Hospital specifically. Commissioner Rosanna O’Donnell said the issue “comes down to interpretation” of the opinion, concluding later that “I need to be told by our attorney what to do.” Chairwoman Lenore Bayuk
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Ron Meng passes Abreu joins Choral Society as vocal coach Ron Meng, founder and owner of Islands Marine Center on Lopez Island, passed away peacefully on Aug. 22 after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 59. Meng started IMC 40 years ago from the trunk of his car, servicing what was then a sizable fishing fleet on Lopez. Gradually, he and his wife Jennifer purchased waterfront property, developed a full service marina and shifted their emphasis to recreational boaters. IMC and Ocean Sport Boats will continue on into the future.
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Orcas Choral Society announced the appointment of Sharon Abreu, pictured above, as vocal coach. A graduate
in music from New York University, Abreu studied with renowned operatic soprano Licia Albanese and has filled leading and soloist roles with several opera companies and chamber vocal groups. Last season, Abreu helped prepare the Choral Society for Mozart’s Requiem, and sang the soprano solos. She will teach vocal health, sound production and will occasionally lead rehearsals and sectionals. The first rehearsal of the 2013-14
season on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Madrona Room at Orcas Center is open to all singers. This is your chance to experience singing with the Choral Society and to hear music planned for this season. You can decide whether to join at the conclusion of the rehearsal. For further information, visit www. orcaschoralsociety.org, or email info@ orcaschoralsociety.org, or call Cynthia at 376-4355.
Orcas Rowing to start fall season Orcas Island Rowing Club’s fall rowing season begins on Saturday, Sept. 7. Anybody residing on Orcas that is a seventh grader or older is welcome to participate – adults and teens, boys and girls. “If you are new to rowing you will learn a wonderful new sport that can become a lifetime passion,” say organizers. “If you are an experienced rower you will get a chance to practice the art, get some exercise and join in one or two fun regattas.” Fall is a fairly short season. The last day is a regatta, the Head Of The Lake in Seattle on Sunday, Nov. 3. Participants need to be able to swim and tread water comfortably. There will be a swim test and a test to make sure you can climb back into a boat on the first day. So bring a towel and a bathing suit. Cascade Lake is still comfortably warm.
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Max Blackadar and Josh Bronn rowing across the mirror-like surface of Cascade Lake. Orcas Island Rowing Club’s fall rowing season begins on Saturday, Sept. 7. “Rowing is a healthy, safe sport, but it can be strenuous so you do need to be in good health,” according to the coaches.
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New band director is eager to get started by KRISTEN WILSON Special to the Sounder
The new band director for the Orcas Schools is Darren Dix, a multi-instrumentalist who loves teaching music. A December 2012 graduate of Pacific Lutheran University in music education and certified in K-12 instrumental music and general music, Dix’s primary instruments are saxophone, trumpet, voice and trombone. He will be teaching band in the fifth through 12th grades. “What impresses me about Darren is that he is looking forward to building long lasting relationships with his music students, starting from fifth grade on up through high school,” said Pamela Wright, director of strings, choir and elementary music. “We are thrilled he accepted the position, and he’s going to be a great fit for Orcas.” Dix comes from Roy, Wash. (population 803), where he lived since he was nine years old. “It took us 20 minutes by car to get to ‘real civiliza-
tion’ as we like to call it,” he said. Growing up Dix learned to play a variety of instruments – often by teaching himself. “I started on clarinet in sixth grade and switched to saxophone in seventh grade. In eighth grade I taught myself how to play flute, trumpet and trombone, and played a little bit of oboe in ninth grade.” When he was in the 10th grade Dix auditioned for and was placed as principal trumpet for the Debut Orchestra of the Tacoma Youth Symphony, and the following summer he toured Europe with the Washington Ambassadors of Music. In his senior year of high school he played lead trombone for the symphonic band, lead saxophone for the wind ensemble, alto sax for the jazz band, then took up bass clarinet for the school musical “Once Upon A Mattress.” In college Dix moved on to learning bassoon, French horn and tuba. He was recruited to the wind ensemble to play contra alto and contra bass clarinets.
In concert band he played saxophone, trombone and percussion. Recently, Dix adds, “I have found a new love in playing bass trombone, but I also love the sound of the marimba.” After graduating from PLU Dix worked as a substitute teacher in the Bethel and Sumner School Districts. Before that he was student teaching at Sumner High School, where there were 168 students in the band and color guard combined. Teaching in classes of up to 96 students, and working with two jazz bands, marching band rehearsals and parades, community performances, student competitions, etc., Dix was kept busy almost around the clock. “My typical day was to get up at 4 a.m., leave by 4:30 a.m., get to school at 5:15 a.m, start teaching at 5:55 a.m., teach until 2:05 p.m., monitor band room after school for an hour so students could practice, leave for at most an hour for dinner, and be back at school for evening rehearsal, then teach again and leave school around 10 to
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Some of Darren Dix's new 7th grade band students: Chela Mohler, Phaedra Osborn, Kayleigh Horton, Meg Waage, (Darren Dix), Henry Moe, Dominick Wareham and Ethan White. 11 p.m. It was an intense semester, but I learned so much and had a ton of fun!” It will probably not come as a surprise that in his spare time Dix enjoys practicing at least one of his instruments and listening to everything from nonmainstream alternative rock to the works of symphonic band composers Samuel Hazo, Robert W. Smith and Frank Ticheli, and classical composers Britten, Debussy and Chopin. Although he hasn’t done much composing himself,
SJ man to serve for selling cocaine by SCOTT RASMUSSEN Journal editor
A San Juan Island man who sold cocaine to an informant working with local law enforcement about a year ago in late autumn will serve 60 days in jail for a trio of drug-related felonies. On Aug. 16, Trevor Kent Easterbrook, 27, was ordered to serve 60 days in jail and pay $2,830 in fines and fees as part of a sentence handed down in San Juan County Superior Court. Three weeks earlier, Easterbrook pleaded guilty in superior court to two counts of delivery of cocaine, a Class B felony, and to
one count of attempted possession of cocaine, a Class C felony. Easterbrook was taken into custody at his Friday Harbor home in mid-February after a team of officers, armed with a search warrant, confronted him on the doorstep of his residence in Sunshine Alley, at about 11 p.m. According to court documents, officers reportedly seized nearly a halfdozen electronic scales and 46 grams of cocaine – one-tenth of a pound, with an estimated “street value” of roughly $4,000. An island resident of about 10 years, Easterbrook became the target of an
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undercover investigation a year ago in early September after he reportedly sold several grams of cocaine on three separate occasions – totaling $680 – to an informant recruited by the Sheriff 's Department. A Class B felony, delivery of a controlled substance carries maximum penalties of 10 years in prison, a $20,000 fine, or both; however, the standard range of sentencing set by the state is 12-20 months in prison. As a first-time offender, Easterbrook qualified for a sentence below the state standard.
Dix said he has been working on a “Ghostbusters” arrangement for a pep band. He also enjoys going on walks, watching movies, cooking, traveling and connecting with friends. “Now that I have been here for a month I can happily say that I am greatly enjoying living on Orcas Island!” Dix said. “Having Mt. Constitution here is so amazing. I have already been up to the top multiple times. And I love being able to walk to a beach or into town in just 20 minutes!” Dix’s e-mail address includes the words “Music Man” – and there are no better words to describe
this real-life music man and dedicated teacher. “What attracted me to the Orcas job is the fact that it is in a community that is very supportive of music and is a program that allows me to teach all levels of musicians,” he said. “The fact that the school is building a new music addition was definitely a ‘plus’ on my list of pros for the job, because it shows great support of the arts. I am planning on giving students information about honor groups and drum corps. There are so many opportunities that are available to students and I think that it is my responsibility to make those known.”
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Lessons for our kids he smell of fall is in the air, and for parents, it’s a busy time of buying back-to-school supplies and gearing up for early morning sports practice. As our children prepare for a year of learning inside and outside the classroom, we urge parents to talk with their kids about tolerance. It’s a topic that’s been on the minds of many lately. Our country celebrated the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I had a dream” speech and the March on Washington last week. Within our own community, after a gay pride flag was asked to be removed in Eastsound, discrimination and intolerance have been discussed at length. For an update on that story, visit our website, www.islandssounder.com. Some of us learn that differences are what make the world such a thrilling, rewarding place. But the islands are not immune to prejudice and bullying. It happens in our schools and it happens in our community. When students are involved in harassment, they often play more than one role – they can be the bully, the victim or a witness. And it can happen in person or over the internet via social media. When students are teased, For information and resources ridiculed or excluded, they are more vulnerable about bullying, visit www. to depression, drug use, stopbullying.gov dangerous relationships and poor grades. Conversely, those who are bullies often engage in risky behavior well into adulthood. According to www.stopbullying.gov, children who are bullied can have one or more of the following risk factors: • Are perceived as different from their peers, such as being overweight or underweight, wearing glasses or different clothing, being new to a school, or being unable to afford the stuff that kids consider “cool” • Are perceived as weak or unable to defend themselves • Are depressed, anxious, or have low self esteem • Are less popular than others and have few friends • Do not get along well with others, seen as annoying or provoking, or antagonize others for attention In addition, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender youth and children with disabilities are at an increased risk of being harassed. It is important to nurture a safe environment for all of our youth. Kids thrive when they feel supported. Bullying cannot be tolerated. We can’t allow it to become part of our social culture. That means parents and students need to speak up. Help kids understand bullying. Talk about what it is and how to stand up to it safely. As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” If we can teach our children open-mindedness, we have succeeded as parents, community members and educators.
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The 5th biennial Orcas Storyfest was another week long success, thanks to so many friends and businesses. We are so grateful to The Friends of the Library and Phil Heikkinen who have supported the festival from day one. We are also grateful for first time sponsor the Mindplace, a business in Eastsound that has been designing tools for the exploration of states of consciousness and meditational aids since 1988. And to Carlene and Dan Kim for their generous donation. We have the following to thank for their gifts of place: The Orcas Senior Center, The Funhouse Commons, the library, and the Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall. Then there’s the need to house and feed our storytellers who donate their talents and time to the festival. We thank the following generous housing hosts: Geri and David Turnoy, Maura O’Neill and Michael Harnett, Moana Kutsche and Brian Erhmantrout. Thank you to Mijitas, Roses Bakery Cafe, Enzo’s, Sazio di Notte, The Kitchen, Portofino Pizzeria, The Skillet, The Orcas Senior Center, Island Market, The Market, Maple Rock Farm and Wang/ Kikuchi-Yngojo garden. For casseroles, salads and desserts: Queen organizer Marj Franke, Judith Black, Betty Egan, Barb Ehrmantraut, Marj Franke, Joyce Greene, Lawrence Jackso, Bronwen Jones, Eleanor Peterson, Ellie Stewart, Patty Thompson, Robbie Walker, Jean Wellington. Thank you to pilot Jack Becker, boater Fred Franke, art curator Leo Lambiel, Orcas Island Historical Museum committee, pianist extraordinaire Mary Meyers, Melani Nagao, Les Katsura and Nina Sakamoto-Bazan. A huge thank you to storytellers Doug Banner, Judith Black, Antoinette Botsford, Heather Forest, Ruth Halpern, Anji Ringzin, and Kirk Waller, and music groups The Bhajans and The Parking Angels. Of course, marketing is absolutely necessary: Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo,
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Paulsen announces school board candidacy We have a rule in our house: The first person to complain is the next to volunteer. The purpose behind this rule is that it is not enough to simply point out problems, but in order to create real change you must step up and be willing to be part of creating solutions. It is for this reason that I have decided to throw my hat into the Orcas Island School Board race this coming fall. As many know, I am an ardent supporter of public education. The right of every child to a well rounded and solid educational foundation is something that we must promote and protect. It is the school board’s job to assure that administration is held accountable to our community and that the educational process is as effective, efficient and safe as possible. Failure on any of these fronts yields a result that compromises public Mailing/Street Address P.O. Box 758, 217 Main Street, Eastsound, WA 98245 Office (360) 376-4500 Classifieds (800) 388-2527 Fax (360) 376-4501 Copyright © 2012 by Sound Publishing, Inc.
trust and diminishes the education process for the end users – our kids. Our district is at a pivotal point in its path forward. With the upcoming expenditure of the recently approved construction bonds, it will be critical that the next school board assures transparency and accountability as part of the process. Difficult questions need to be asked along the way and decisive and informed actions will be required. With the safety and education of our children at stake, we cannot continue to allow legal and policy requirements to go unchecked. Our community deserves, and should expect more. We must step up our efforts to include the public in all aspects of our district, inviting both supporters and detractors to the table for the sake of improving ourselves. As we move toward the November election I do not intend to run a traditional “campaign.” This election should not be about campaigning. This is about having a conversation. This is about accountability. This is about asking tough questions for the sake of our school and our children and demanding answers when necessary. In the coming months I hope to be part of that conversation. Now is the time to be asking and seeking answers to some of the difficult questions that have sat unanswered for too long. I invite you to join me in the conversation and in assuring that the Orcas Island community maintains an effective, efficient and safe education base now and into the future. Justin Paulsen Eastsound
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Downriggers fire: what’s next? by STEVE WEHRLY Journal reporter
The Port of Friday Harbor Commission’s second special meeting about the Downriggers restaurant fire was “second verse same as the first.” Neither the commission nor Executive Director Marilyn O’Connor had much new information to impart, but the crowd of about 50 (half the number that attended the week before) was more than willing to take up the slack. Commissioner Mike Ahrenius opined that even though the downstairs is
not destroyed, “the property probably can’t be used” until the building is either rebuilt or replaced. The town has informed the Port that the downstairs cannot be occupied for the foreseeable future, if ever. O’Connor said other insurance adjusters would be inspecting the building in the coming days; Port Attorney Frank Chmelick added that the “replace or rebuild” question could not be answered until insurers declared whether the building would be a total loss. On Aug. 30, the port and San Juan Island Fire Rescue
released a statement that the fire was deemed not intentionally set. A team of investigators determined that the cause was an electrical problem within a wall near the kitchen area. Most vocal at the meeting were Bish Wheeler of Friday Harbor Yachts and Mike Close of Friday Harbor Marine, the two sister companies that occupied most of the floor downstairs from Downriggers. Wheeler was anxious to move his boat from C-dock to N-dock to use as an office; Close wanted action on his
proposal to wire a junction box so that he could use an air compressor to fill dive tanks. Both wanted decisions by the port so that the final six weeks of tourist season could be salvaged. San Juan Safaris owner Brian Goodremont echoed Wheeler’s comments, saying he “wants exposure equal to what I have now” – and he wants a first right of refusal to move back into whatever replaces the burned structure. “Some things have been done,” said Close, “but other things could be done now.”
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The aftermath of the fire on Saturday, Aug. 17.
San Juan County news briefs Public meetings County to award lowincome housing grants
San Juan County will award grants and loans totaling up to $25,000 in 2013 for projects that help make housing available to local residents of very low income. The Low Income Housing Fund, created by the state legislature in 2002, is funded by a surcharge on documents recorded by the county auditor’s office. Funds may be used for construction, operation or maintenance of projects that serve families or individuals earning less than 50 percent of the area’s median income. For a family of four, 50 percent of median income in San Juan County is $32,450. Funding is available to non-profits and developers, either as grants or loans for eligible projects in San Juan County. Funding is not available for individual home purchases or home remodel or rehabilitation. The county allocates 5 percent of its low-income housing funds directly to the Town of Friday Harbor and 5 percent into a reserve account. The
funds are administered by the county Housing Bank Commission. The deadline to apply for funding is Sept. 30. A link to the application form is at http://sanjuanco.com (under notices) or contact Melanie Rollins for application forms or more information at 370-7526 or melanier@sanjuanco. com. The direct link to the application form in PDF format is: http://sanjuanco.com/docs/health/forms/2060_ Funds_Application_2013.pdf A MS Word version can be downloaded at: http://sanjuanco.com/ docs/health/forms/2060_Funds_ Application_2013.doc
Transportation voucher program is back San Juan County is re-launching its popular transportation voucher program in September and will be operating through June of 2015. While the first round of the Transportation Voucher Program closed this past June, the program is now accepting applications again. The first phase of the cprogram saw
significant use by its participants over its first nine months; every month averaged 160 taxi rides, 35-45 ferry fares, and repairing and making safer six to eight vehicles. It served more than 180 of the community’s most transportation-vulnerable residents, equal to about 1.5 percent of the county’s population. The program represents a unique public-private partnership of transportation providers, and local social services to provide community access for participants. It offers taxi service and ferry fare assistance on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez and auto repair and parts services on Orcas and San Juan. Ferry fares are acquired through partnership with the Family Resource Centers. Applications are available online at http://www.sanjuanco.com/ PublicTransport/CTPrograms.aspx or through local senior and family resource centers. Applications and additional information are also available through San Juan County’s Mobility Coordinator Christopher Aiken at 370-7512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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• Affordable Care Act town hall meeting with Daniel Himebaugh from the Pacific Legal Foundation and Roger Stark from the Washington Policy Center, 6 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station. Sponsored by Eagle Forum of San Juan County.
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MEDICAL FROM 1 said that attorney Bradley Berg, who had represented the district in the negotiations creating Peace Island Hospital, was preparing an analysis of the opinion for the hospital district association which the San Juan County commission would be guided by. Commissioner Michael Edwards insisted he and the hospital district would hold Peace Island accountable for the services required by state law. “When we obtain an opinion, we will act,” he said.
Under the 50-year contract between the hospital district and the PeaceHealth system, about $1 million dollars in property tax revenues are provided to Peace Island Medical Center for health care services to islanders. A standing-room-only group of islanders urged the commission to advocate for the islanders who elect the commissioners and pay the taxes. Charles Richardson told the commission, “I need you to represent me with PeaceHealth.” Monica Harrington told the commission that the
opinion, state law and the state constitution were clear that religious directives from the Catholic bishops “must not restrict access to health care services.” Susan Dehlendorf (“Be open to doing something different”), Barbara Cox (“The death with dignity option must be available here,”) Gay Wilmerding and a half-dozen other islanders expressed concern with the hospital commission’s policies and actions. All agreed with Harrington, who said “this is a bigger issue than women’s reproductive services. We need to be assertive about patient rights.”
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A small Fedex delivery van was in a single car collision around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29. Orcas EMS found the vehicle on its side over the embankment on the 4600 block of Olga Road. The driver was uninjured.
Dept. of Justice sets priorities about state marijuana laws The Department of Justice announced its priorities on Aug. 29 for marijuana-related conduct in light of the recent initiatives in the states of Colorado and Washington that legalize some possession and use of marijuana by adults. The new priorities will not preempt the new Washington law, provided the laws are implemented and enforced in a way that protects the public. “I share the priorities announced by the Department of Justice and these will also be my priorities when making decisions about marijuana cases in San Juan County,” said Prosecuting Attorney Randall K. Gaylord. “I am pleased that the policy statement recognizes the role of local police and prosecutors in helping achieving these policies.” The Department of Justice policies include preventing the promotion or distribution of marijuana to minors under
MARINE FROM 1 Japanese eelgrass was possibly introduced in the 1930s during oyster importing. Sand dollars are basically flattened out sea urchins, said Henry. They can feed on particles in the sand or floating through the water. They oxygenate the sedi-
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age 21, preventing revenue from the sale of marijuana to fund criminal enterprises or gang activities, preventing the smuggling or importation of marijuana to other states, and using marijuana as a front for trafficking other drugs. “These priorities recognize the need for a strong partnership between local and federal authorities,” Gaylord said. “Citizens must remember, only some marijuana activities have been legalized. It remains illegal for minors to possess or consume marijuana and for adults to provide marijuana to minors. In addition, it remains illegal to drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of any drug.” Gaylord said a big challenge for the Washington State Liquor Control Board will be to come up with a strong and effective regulatory and enforcement system.
ment, but not much diversity of sea life is found around a group of sand dollars. The good news about sand dollars is there is an abundant population stretching out on coastlines from Baja, Calif., to Alaska. “I’ve found up to 600 sand dollars at Crescent Beach,” she said. The population may be growing in Puget Sound, said Henry. East Sound is the only area where a large population of sand dollars exists in the San Juan Island Archipelago. Local researchers have said that other areas in the San Juans were known for sand dollars in the 60s. Henry said it’s unclear why East Sound is currently the only home to sand dollars. It is possible that the heat and stress from low tides may cause sickness and there is data to show that sea urchin are susceptible to disease when found in large numbers. Gulls and crabs, which eat sand dol-
lars, may have contributed to the loss of the species in certain areas.
Competition At a high density, eelgrass will prevent sand dollars moving into an area because they will not easily be able to move through the sea floor. On the other hand sand dollars have the potential ability to uproot the sea grass. Henry is currently setting up areas at Crescent Beach to observe which sea creature will prevail. In some areas she has removed the sand dollars and put in grass. In other areas she has transplanted the sea urchins where eelgrass once lived. Over the next few years Henry plans to visit the eight different plots and check on the two species. “Basically we’ll see who will reclaim its turf,” she said.
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Obituary Cheryl Ellen McIntosh Cheryl Ellen McIntosh, age 61, died of melanoma, in Seattle, Wash. on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. She was born Nov. 4, 1951, in Seattle, where she lived, worked and played all her life. Cheryl’s grandfather, Marion W. McIntosh built a home in Olga on Willis Lane in 1945, living there until 1973. Cheryl’s father Donald C. McIntosh also lived at the adjacent property on Willis Lane for 30 years until his death in 2004. Cheryl attended the University of Puget Sound for two years, before finishing her college degree at the University of Washington. She worked at Conrad Romano Architects as a preeminent Office Manager
for the past 17 years. Cheryl was a beloved member of the Tri-Delta Alumni and a longtime volunteer at many Seattle organizations. She was also a seasoned volunteer at the ACT and Paramount theaters in Seattle, as well as the Orcas Center in Eastsound. Every theater season she would be there ushering excited patrons to their seats for a new show. Cheryl loved Orcas Island and would visit as often as
she could. She spent many happy years, throughout her life, with family on the beaches and in the woods, exploring and enjoying the magic of Orcas. Whether through her volunteer work, her world travels, or her many close friendships, she touched and enhanced lives, and her positive, upbeat, yet gentle energy, will be deeply missed, by both friends and family alike. Survivors include her mother Nancy, her brother Bruce, and her four nephews, Jonathan, Justin, Jordan and Jeffrey. A family memorial service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8, on the beach in front of 175 Willis Lane in Olga. Because of Cheryl’s love of theater, memorial contributions are welcome and should be mailed to Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Road, PO Box 567, Eastsound, WA 98245 or call 376-2281.
Annual Storyfest a success
The Fifth Annual Orcas Storyfest came to Eastsound from July 29 through Aug. 2. Eth-NohTec brought national storytellers (above) to the island for events that appealed to all ages.
‘Island Grown, Island Raised’ Kaleidoscope will be hosting its 9th Annual Gourmet Picnic and Wine/Beer Tasting on Sept. 7 at Maple Rock Farms. The “Island Grown, Island Raised” dinner and auction will include a four-course meal paired with local Lopez Island Vineyards wines and brews from Island Hoppin’ Brewery. Dessert will be by Sugar Babies Specialty Cakes served with Lopez Island Creamery ice cream. All of the courses include only locally sourced products and ingredients. Musical entertainment will be performed by Maddie Jane West. Dinner tickets are $50 per seat, with a progressive silent auction. For more information call Amber or Nicole at 376-2484.
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The Actors Theater of Orcas Island is presenting a production of the second play in the King Arthur series: “Arthur: The Hunt” by Seattle playwright Jeff Berryman. The cast is made up of experienced actors including Cara Russell as Morgan, Creighton Hofeditz as Bledri, Tom Fiscus as Emrys, Freddy Hinkle as King Cadwallan, Kate Hansen as Gwenhwyfar, Zach Schwartz as Cullen and Hunter Bosley as King Uriens. Remaining performances are on Saturday, Sept. 7, Sunday, Sept. 8, Friday, Sept. 13, Saturday, Sept. 14 and closing night, Sunday, Sept. 15. All shows are at the Grange at 7:30 p.m. except the Sept. 8 performance which is a matinee at 2:30 p.m. The play is suitable for all but very young children. Tickets are $10 at Darvill’s Bookstore, www.orcasactors. com and at the door. For a review of the play, visit the entertainment section of www.islandssounder.com.
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State fair qualifiers
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Above: Local 4-H horse competitors who qualified for the Washington State Fair.
The Barnacle is here to stay
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Jared Lovejoy in his new cocktail bar The Barnacle in Eastsound. It is open everyday from 4 p.m. to midnight, except Friday and Saturday, when it’s open until 2 a.m. by COLLEEN SMITH ARMSTRONG Editor/Publisher
With cocktail names like the Lemon Ricky Ricardo, The Barnacle is not your average bar. The new restaurant nestled in a tiny cottage on Prune Alley has been offering craft cocktails and local tapas since April. “Orcas has such a strong appreciation for local and regional offerings – there is a lot to draw from and I knew people would appreciate it,” said owner Jared Lovejoy. “We’ve had such a cool response from the community – it’s really sweet.” The business is a joint effort between Lovejoy and The Kitchen owners
Charles Dalton and Jasmine Townsend. It is located just a few steps away from The Kitchen, which creates the curated tapas featured on the bar menu. They are served on sushi boards and each plate has a theme like “Smoke on the Water,” “Bombay Trader” or “Pig War.” They highlight local and regional ingredients. “We are so lucky on Orcas because there are so many farms here,” Lovejoy said. “The Northwest is ‘land of the small batch everything.’” The Barnacle serves craft cocktails, which means all of the mixes are made inhouse. Bartenders create bitters, tonics, shrubs (a drinking vinegar), sweet and
sour mixes, grenadine and infusions with strawberries, raspberries, mint or herbs. Lovejoy stocks liquor primarily from small distilleries in the Northwest. This fall he is planning tasting nights with representatives from a handful of the distilleries. The Barnacle also serves Northwest wines and island-brewed beers. The specials change daily because Lovejoy says “we want our customers to try new things.” A recent mix was the Lemon Ricky Ricardo, a citrus/rosemary/ pepper vodka with lemonginger tea, orange bitters and soda. Lovejoy owned a restaurant and nightclub in Seattle and worked in event production prior to moving to Orcas in 2005. He has wanted to open a bar behind The Kitchen since Dalton, a good friend, first opened nearly two decades ago. But the space was always in use – until last year. He transformed the bungalow into an old-world bar with an eclectic mix of nautical-themed decor and layers of intrigue. Customers can drink inside or in the courtyard garden. “We encourage people to think of it as a lounge,” Lovejoy said. “Stick around and hang out. We’re not about moving tables.”
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One more year for an old barn by MEREDITH M. GRIFFITH
he psychedelic ramshackle shed on Orcas Road is falling off its foundations and “held up by layers and layers of paint,” says current senior class president Aidan Anderson. The pigments of yesteryear must be some pretty stern stuff. For an estimated octogenarian, the barn has endured well the host of high school seniors that scales its roof each fall to paint. “We’ve held the same position for the past eight years,” said landowner Rick Hughes. “I like traditions. We very well know how important it is to the community, and we want to do our part to continue to provide this to the community – as long as no one gets hurt. We don’t officially endorse people using it.” The barn stands, despite plans in 2012 to demolish and replace the structure for the graduating class to paint that year. Each fall
for the past few years, Hughes and his wife Marlace have carefully explained their concerns to Orcas Island High School Principal Kyle Freeman. The kids are free to paint the walls, but those daring the roof do so at their own risk – and the school’s. Every year the school board approves the painting project as a field trip and the kids have to turn in permission slips. In 2012, Orcas senior Devon Stanzione hoped to replace the shed as his senior project, but the plan was deterred by multiple problems, including wetlands in the area. “[This issue] always comes up right when they’re about to paint it,” said Rick. “We’re hoping for a more long-term strategy. The goal is by this time next year to have a new building built.” Farmers Eric and Amy Lum run their flock of sheep on the Hughes’ land, and Rick said Eric will draw up plans for a more useful farm structure sometime in the future. The Hughes envision a new sheep barn built with Orcas Island wood, sustainably
The barn in 2011
grown and milled here on the island. It would also provide an even larger canvas for each senior class’ artistic expression. “We would welcome anyone’s involvement with either labor or materials,” Rick said. The Hughes would also welcome assistance with the cost of dumping the old shed, layered with about 30 years of paint that most likely includes some lead paint. Barns of the past will be immortalized by senior Lindsay Lancaster, who is collecting photos for her senior project. To send her images of the barn through the years, email email@example.com. The senior class began painting the old barn on August 26. Anderson says community members who drive by should honk and wave to cheer them on. “The design isn’t going to be released yet, but we’re going to be including glow paint in our design,” said Anderson, adding, “We’re going to have the lightest people on the roof.”
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FRIDAY, SEPT. 6
THE MET, LIVE IN HD: Rossini’s
Kevin and Sarah Miller of Skagit Broomworks return to Orcas with a 2-day workshop,Olga Community Building, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Up to four brooms can be made using different techniques. Participants are encouraged to collect and dry their own natural broom handles beforehand if they wish (1”1 ¼” thick pieces of driftwood or tree trimmings) but handles will be provided as well. Go to www.olgastrawberrycouncil.org to sign up.
“Il Barbiere de Siviglia” screening, Orcas Center, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18, $13 students, and $2 off for Orcas Center members, and may be purchased at www. orcascenter.org or by calling 376-2281 ext. 1 or visiting the Orcas Center Box Office.
THURS., SEPT. 5
SEPT. 7 & 8, 13, 14 AND 15
BINGO: The Sons of The
American Legion are sponsoring bingo to benefit Kaleidoscope Preschool and Childcare Center, first Thursday of each month, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Each game is 50 cents and winnings are half the pot! If you wear a Kaleidoscope t-shirt, the first game is free. They will also be selling homemade soup.
OPENING AND RECEPTION:
“Cartoons and other Political Art” by David Horsey and “On and Off the Wall,” current work by local artists, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Orcas Center, Madrona Room.
PLAY AT THE GRANGE: The Actors Theater of Orcas Island is presenting “Arthur: The Hunt,” performances are on Saturday, Sept. 7, Sunday, Sept. 8, Friday, Sept. 13, Saturday, Sept. 14 and closing night, Sunday, Sept. 15. All shows are at the Grange at 7:30 p.m. except the Sept. 8 performance which will be a matinee at
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2:30 p.m. This play is suitable for all but very young children. Tickets are $10 and at Darvills Bookstore, online at www.orcasactors.com and at the door.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 GOLF CLASSIC: At the Orcas Golf Course, 9:30 a.m., all proceeds benefit Orcas Center, $75 includes golfing, a goodie bag, continental breakfast, Burgers and Brew and an awards reception. For more info and to register and/or sign up as a sponsor, call 376-2281 ext. 4 or visit www.orcascenter. org. There will be 18 holes of golf, starting with coffee and juice and continuing with a brown bag lunch on the turn, and ending with the popular Burgers and Brew – by the Lower Tavern – and an awards ceremony on the deck. ISLAND GROWN, ISLAND RAISED:
9th Annual Gourmet Picnic and Wine/Beer Tasting at Maple Rock Farms, a fundraiser for Kaleidoscope, features four-course meal paired with local Lopez Island Vineyards wines and brew from Island Hoppin’ Brewery. Dessert will be by Sugar Babies Specialty Cakes served with Lopez Island Creamery ice cream. Dinner tickets are $50 per seat, with a progressive silent auction. For more
PET OF THE WEEK I’m looking you straight in the eye when you come to Islanders Bank this week. I’m so excited to be there, as I’m really new to the Orcas Animal Shelter – go there to see the others any day from 2 to 5 p.m. I’m young, and will be your friend for many years! If you want to, call 376-6777, or see all of us on www.orcaspets.org.
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information call Amber or Nicole at 376-2484. ROWING SEASON TO START:
Orcas Island Rowing Club’s fall rowing season begins, open to adults and teens, boys and girls. The weekly practice schedule is Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Contact Martin Taylor with questions or to join in the fall season. He can be reached at martin@ OrcasDigerati.com or 3766935.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 8 CRUISE INTO HISTORY: The Orcas Island Historical Museum and Society, in partnership with Orcas Island Eclipse Charters, announces its sixth annual Cruise into History, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Space on board is limited; make a reservation in advance at 376-6566.
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
School Kitchen,107 Enchanted Forest Road. Meets on the second Thursday of every month to learn how to add more veggies, fruit, legumes andgrains into island lifestyles.
FRI. – ONGOING ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS:
Community Church family center, noon. Also 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church.
SUN. – ONGOING ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church.
MON. – ONGOING ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church. AL-ANON: 7 p.m., 197 Main Street, Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church.
TUES. – ONGOING AA FOR WOMEN: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Benson Hall, Emmanuel. AA FOR MEN: 7-8 p.m. Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church. KIWANIS: Tuesdays, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Community Church Family Center.
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Special to the Sounder
David Horsey is a star performer in the narrowing field of editorial cartoonists, earning an increasingly wide audience among newspaper readers and twice capturing a Pulitzer prize for cartooning. He first won in 1999, when many of his cartoons focused on the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and again in 2003, when he lampooned the Bush administration. David’s columns and cartoons now reach readers in
over 200 newspapers. He is pretty much a Washingtonian, having moved to the state at age three. He graduated in 1976 from the University of Washington, where he was the first cartoonist to edit the student newspaper, The Daily. His first job after graduation was reporter for the Bellevue Journal-American. At the end of 2011 he left the Seattle P.I. and the city, and went to work for the Los Angeles Times, his current employer.
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An exhibit of Horsey’s work will open in the main Orcas Center gallery on Friday, Sept. 6 at 5:30 p.m. and continue through the month. Copies of his cartoons will be available for purchase. A smaller, complementary exhibit will be on display at the Orcas Library for much of October. The Sept. 6 opening and reception also heralds the fall “On and Off the Wall” exhibit of local artists’ work, which will be on display in the Madrona Room throughout the month. The Orcas Crossroads lecture series will host David Horsey on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. at Orcas Center. His multi-media presentation will be drawn from his new book, “Refuge of Scoundrels,” which covers the last five raucous years of news events in the U.S. and the world.
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For 19 years Orcas Center has teamed up with the Orcas Golf Club for the Annual Golf Classic The event is Saturday, Sept. 7, 9:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit Orcas Center programming. The cost is $75 and includes golfing, a goodie bag, continental breakfast, Burgers and Brew and an awards reception. For more info and to register and/or sign up as a sponsor, call 376-2281 ext. 4 or visit www.orcascenter.org. There will be 18 holes of golf, starting with coffee and juice and continuing with a brown bag lunch on the turn, and ending with the popular Burgers and Brew – by the Lower Tavern – and an awards ceremony on the deck.
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Final opera of the summer The final 2013 Summer Encore of The Met: Live in HD is Rossini’s Il Barbiere de Siviglia screening at Orcas Center Friday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Rossini’s beloved comic opera “The Barber of Seville,” staged by Tony award-winning director Bartlett Sher, features an all-star cast including tenor Juan Diego Flórez as Count Almaviva, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as Rosina,
and baritone Peter Mattei in the title role of Figaro. John Relyea sings Don Basilio, and John Del Carlo sings Doctor Bartolo. Maurizio Benini conducts. Tickets for The Met: Live Summer Encore Il Barbiere de Siviglia are $18, $13 students, and $2 off for Orcas Center members, and may be purchased at www.orcascenter.org or by calling 3762281 ext. 1 or visiting the Orcas Center Box Office.
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Rodolfo Alonso took this shot of an owl while heading to the Lopez Island ferry terminal in late August.
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Serving Orcas Island For 129 years Sunday Worship 9:30AM (Nursery & Kids SS during 2nd Service) Weekday programs for all ages. Info @ www.OrcasChurch.org Or call Pastor Dick Staub, Scott Harris or Grant Myles-Era @ 6422 In Eastsound on Madrona
Parish of Orcas Island Eastsound (by the water) • 376-2352 Rev. Wray MacKay & Rev. Kate Kinney Baptisms & Weddings SUNDAYS: Holy Eucharist 1st Sunday in month - 10:00 am Other Sundays - 8:00 & 10 am Church School & Nursery THURSDAYS: 12 noon Rector’s Forum & Holy Eucharist
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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 $73,000-$89,000 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 http://www.sanjuanco.com/publicworks/Bids-and-Specs.aspx. Individual copies may be purchased for $25 by sending or delivering a check to the San Juan County Public Works Department at the address listed below. Payment must be received prior to delivery. Purchase of Contract Provisions and Plans is not required to submit a bid. Any Amendments to the Contract Provisions and Plans will be posted online. Only Bidders who have purchased a copy of the Contract Provisions and Plans will be notified by the Public Works Department of Amendments. Notification will be made using the contact information provided during purchasing. Bidder Questions In accordance with Section 1-02.4(1) of the Standard Specifications: Oral explanations, interpretations, or instructions given by anyone before the Award of a Contract will not be binding on the Contracting Agency. Any information given a prospective Bidder concerning any of the Bid Documents will be furnished to all prospective Bidders as an Addendum if that information is deemed by the Contracting Agency to be necessary in submitting Bids or if the Contracting Agency concludes that the lack of the information would be prejudicial to other prospective Bidders. Bid Opening Time and Date Sealed bids shall be marked with “Sign Replacement Program” and delivered in accordance with Section 1-02.9 of the Special Provisions. Sealed bids are to be received by the Clerk of the Council 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 September 18, 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 SJC Public Works Department at (360) 370-0500, PO Box 729, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. 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 insure 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. SJ508206 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. August 28, September 4, 11, 2013. Notice of Public Hearing to Adopt the County’s Six Year Transportation Improvement Program, Pursuant to RCW 36.81.121 and RCW 36.81.130; & Notice of SEPA Determination
Notice is hereby given that the San Juan County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on the County’s Six Year Transportation Improvement program 2014—2019, pursuant to RCW 36.81.121 and RCW 36.81.130, which requires that each year an updated transportation plan is presented for public comment and review. The hearing will begin at or after 8:45, Thursday September 19, 2013 in the Council Hearing Room, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor. Interested parties are encouraged to attend & submit oral comments or to provide written comments at or prior to the hearing. To allow for distribution to Planning Commissioners, written comments submitted prior to the hearing should be received by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2013. If written comments will be submitted at the hearing, please provide 12 copies. State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Review. An Environmental Checklist for the Six Year Transportation Improvement Program was reviewed, it was determined that adoption of the proposed program will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment, and an environmental impact statement is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). Under WAC 197-11-340(2), a Determination of Non-Significance was issued on August 29, 2013. Comments on this determination must be submitted by September 18, 2013. Following a final decision this determination may be appealed with the underlying action to Superior Court or State Boards as provided in RCW 36.70A, RCW 90.58, and RCW 36.70C. For appeals to Superior Court the appeal period is 21 days and for appeals to the Growth Management Hearings Board the appeal period is 60 days. Copies of the Plan, SEPA checklist, SEPA Determination and associated documents are available from the San Juan County Community Development & Planning Department or will be mailed on request. For copies or to submit comments contact Shi-
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NOTICE OF TRUSTEEâ€™S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. TS No.: WA-09-325127-SH APN No.: 251212001000 ,250143012000 Title Order No.: 090782987-WA-GNO Grantor(s): ABOLHASSAN NAZEMI Grantee(s): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC. A CORPORATION Deed of Trust Instrument/Reference No.: 2001 0131016 I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, the undersigned Trustee, will on 10/4/2013, at 10:00 AM In the lobby of the San Juan County Courthouse, 350 Court Street, 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 cashierâ€™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: PARCEL A: LOT 1, SHORT PLAT OF CEDAROUNDS, A PRIVATE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO PLAT RECORDED IN VOLUME 2 OF SHORT PLATS, PAGES 8 AND 8A, RECORDS OF SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. PARCEL B: AN UNDIVIDED ONE-QUARTER INTEREST IN THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: A PORTION OF GOVERNMENT LOT 8, SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 2 WEST, W.M., LOPEZ ISLAND, COUNTY OF SAN JUAN, STATE OF WASHINGTON, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE MOST SOUTHERLY POINT OF LOT 13, SHOAL AND SWIFTâ€™S TRACTS, ACCORDING TO THE REVISED PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT VOLUME 1 OF PLATS, PAGE 100, RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE EASTERLY MARGIN OF THE COUNTY ROAD A DISTANCE OF 25.9 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE CONTINUING SOUTHERLY ALONG SAID EASTERLY MARGIN 152.8 FEET TO THE CENTER LINE OF THAT CERTAIN EASEMENT DESCRIBED BY INSTRUMENT RECORDED UNDER AUDITORâ€™S FILE NO. 44693, RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY; THENCE NORTH 52Âş30â€™ EAST 75 FEET; THENCE NORTH 37Âş30â€™ WEST 15 FEET TO A POINT DESIGNATED AS POINT â€œAâ€?; THENCE NORTH 16Âş51â€™30â€? EAST
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MOVING SALE! September 7th & 8th at Island Storage, Unit 113. Saturday, 10am to 3pm and Sunday, 1pm to 5pm. Candle making supplies, yarn, crossstitch, boys & girls comforter sets, artificial Christmas tree, assorted Christmas lights, misc kitchen, misc office, high end gas BBQ, patio heater, some furniture, yard tools, assorted sporting goods, boys Triax bike, old model VCRs, TVS, speaker system; ladder, picture frames, more! Cash and Local Checks with ID Only. No Early Birds, Please! Get the ball rolling... Call 800-388-2527 today.
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235.47 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY OF THE JOHN THOMAS PROPERTY; THENCE ALONG SAID BOUNDARY NORTH 52Âş38â€™ EAST 25.66 FEET; THENCE NORTH 79Âş02â€™ EAST 99.14 FEET TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY CORNER OF SAID THOMAS PROPERTY; THENCE NORTH 9Âş44â€™ WEST 41.31 FEET TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 79Âş02â€™ EAST 100 FEET; THENCE NORTH 9Âş44â€™ WEST 100 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE LINE OF ORDINARY HIGH TIDE; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG SAID LINE OF ORDINARY HIGH TIDE TO A POINT LYING NORTH 9Âş44â€™ WEST OF THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF THE SAID THOMAS PROPERTY SOUTH 9Âş44â€™ EAST 100 FEET, MORE OR LESS TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING AND ALSO; TOGETHER WITH A 10-FOOT WIDE STRIP OF LAND LOCATED WITHIN SAID GOVERNMENT LOT 8, THE WESTERLY AND NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID STRIP BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE ABOVE DESIGNATED POINT â€œAâ€?; THENCE SAID BOUNDARY RUNNING NORTH 16Âş51â€™30â€? EAST 235.47 FEET; THENCE NORTH 52Âş38â€™ EAST 25.66 FEET; THENCE NORTH 79Âş02â€™ EAST 99.14 FEET; THENCE 9Âş44â€™ WEST 41.31 FEET AND THE POINT OF TERMINATION OF SAID BOUNDARY; TOGETHER WITH EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER AND ACROSS A 30-FOOT WIDE EASEMENT, SAID EASEMENT LYING SOUTHEASTERLY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LINE: BEGINNING AT ABOVE NOTED POINT â€œAâ€?; THENCE SAID LINE RUNNING SOUTH 52Âş30â€™ WEST 75 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE NORTHEASTERLY MARGIN OF THE EXISTING COUNTY ROAD. More commonly known as: 856 PORT STANLEY RD, LOPEZ ISLAND, WA 98261 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 1/17/2001, recorded 1/31/2001, under 2001 0131016 records of SAN JUAN County, Washington, from ABOLHASSAN NAZEMI, AN UNMARRIED MAN., as Grantor(s), to ISLAND TITLE, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC. A CORPO-
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RATION, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC. A CORPORATION (or by its successors-in-interest and/or assigns, if any), to Nationstar Mortgage LLC. 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 Borrowerâ€™s or Grantorâ€™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: $230,603.11 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $472,655.90, together with interest as provided in the Note from the 6/1/2009, 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 10/4/2013. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 9/23/2013 (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 9/23/2013 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trusteeâ€™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 9/23/2013 (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 ABOLHASSAN NAZEMI, AN UNMARRIED MAN. ADDRESS 856 PORT STANLEY RD, LOPEZ ISLAND, WA 98261 by both first class and certified mail, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were per-
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sonally 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. These requirements were completed as of 4/30/2013. 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 Trusteeâ€™s sale. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trusteeâ€™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
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(1-877-894-4663) or Web site: http://www.dfi.wa.gov/consumers/hom 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: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD or for Local counseling agencies in Washington: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/index.cfm?webListAction=searchandamp;searchstate=WAandamp;filterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys: Telephone: 1-800-606-4819 or Web site: http://nwjustice.org/what-clear. 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 Purchaserâ€™s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiaryâ€™s Agent, or the Beneficiaryâ€™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 rightâ€™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: JUN. 03, 2013 Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, as Trustee By: Michael Dowell, Assistant Secretary Trusteeâ€™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 Trusteeâ€™s Physical Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington 19735 10th Avenue NE, Suite N-200 Poulsbo, WA 98370 (866) 645-7711 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Or Login to: http://wa.qualityloan.com TS No.: WA-09-325127-SH A-4386703 09/04/2013, 09/25/2013 LEGAL NO. S508634 Published: The Islandsâ€™ Sounder, September 4, 25, 2013.
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Noxious weed alert: tansy ragwort by KATE YTURRI, JUDY WINER and GWEN STAMM WSU Master Gardeners
Tansy ragwort is a winter annual, biennial or shortlived perennial that can grow up to six feet tall. It is easily recognized by its bright yellow flower heads, with each flower bearing about 13 petals (ray florets), and by its soft, deeply lobed leaves. It is easy to spot when it is in bloom around this time of year. You can also see smaller plants setting up for next year’s bloom.
Tansy is toxic to horses and cattle whether fresh or dry, causing irreversible liver damage. It spreads aggressively and seeds prolifically with seeds remaining viable in the soil for 10 years. Also, bees collect the pollen from tansy flowers. The honey that is made from these flowers can have an off taste. Milk collected from tansy-browsing-cows can also have an off flavor. When dealing with the plant, be sure to wear protective gloves and consider
a face mask if you are sensitive to tansy ragwort’s allergens. Small patches or isolated plants can be hand-pulled or dug with a shovel. Before bloom they can be discarded in the trash or left on the ground to decom-
September 18, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Orcas Center is the ﬁrst meeting of the 2013/2014 year. YOU’LL hear a great speaker every meeting Famous gardener Ciscoe speaking in April, 2014.
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Above: Tansy ragwort. Left: A smaller plant setting up for next year’s bloom.
pose. However, if plant is in bloom, the flowers and seed heads need to be bagged and taken to the solid waste facility for no charge. Mowing is not recommended, as plants will just re-flower at a height shorter than the mower blade. In addition, cut plants will re-sprout in the following season with even more vigorous and multiple stalks. For large infestations, selective herbicides can be effective. Contact the County Noxious Weed Program for specific herbicide information at 3763499.
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