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Ghatan, Schwinge post election wins SJ voters back I-522, measure fails statewide
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Equipped with a massive crane, a barge in San Juan Channel acts as a platform as CenturyLink workers, and divers, labor into the night, Saturday, to locate and repair a failed fiber optic cable linking Lopez and San Juan islands.
Felled by fiber-optic failure Breakdown in cable connection exposes islands’ vulnerability By Steve Wehrly Journal reporter
CenturyLink officials on Monday said that telephone and DSL internet service has been restored to about 60 percent of normal capacity using OPALCO transmitting equipment, and that all emergency 911 service is back on-line. Faith in modern telecommunications in the San Juan Islands was shaken last week for the better part of five days, but telecom provider CenturyLink and Orcas Power and Light Cooperative teamed up to restore some services to island residents by Saturday,
and are “working around the clock,” according to CenturyLink, to restore full service to all islands. CenturyLink general manager for Western Washington Tim Grigar said the company would “fully restore communications as quickly as possible. We appreciate our customers’ patience while we work to resolve this issue.” That patience was wearing thin on Thursday and Friday of last week, as many local businesses, hotels and restaurants switched to a “cash or check only” policy. Several banks were limited to check cashing, though Wells Fargo cash machines were back in operation on Saturday. CenturyLink, which recently acquired Qwest Communications in a multi-billion dollar purchase, again emphasized that its crews are working around the clock and working with additional resources supplied by OPALCO to restore
service. Verizon Wireless meanwhile reported “fully” restoring cell phone service to the islands over the weekend. The restoration work included raising a six-foot microwave dish 140 feet up onto towers and lifting a microwave dish to the top of the Mt. Constitution tower to an elevation of nearly 2,400 feet. Mike Green, President of Rock Island Technology, a reseller of CenturyLink internet access, said his company was communicating with CenturyLink, and had several times last week offered to deploy its own “Ubiquiti Air Fiber” technology, which Green said could be deployed “within one day” and would restore “100 percent DSL internet service” to Rock Island customers, but that CenturyLink had not accepted the offer. See FAILURE, Page 4
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Mike Ahrenius won reelection to the Port of Friday Harbor Commission with 83.5 percent of 2,869 votes cast, the largest election margin ever in a contested port commission race. Ahrenius commented on the election: “I believe this is a vote of confidence in everyone at the Port of Friday Harbor. I sincerely thank you for your support.” Amending the county charter was rejected by 66 percent of county voters, leaving intact the requirement that voting districts can only be altered by a Charter Review Commission, not by the initiative process. In the only Friday Harbor Town Council race with more than one competitor, Farhad Ghatan won the election with 335 votes, or 57 percent of ballots cast. Matt Shildneck, his opponent, garnered 253 votes, or 43 percent. Ghatan thanked the voters and said he was thrilled to join the town council. “I appreciate that the voters selected me to represent them on the town council,” Ghatan said. “This was my first
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run for office and I learned that I have to consider other people’s opinions, which I will.” Friday Harbor Mayor Carrie Lacher and council member Anna Maria de Freitas were unopposed. See ELECTION, Page 4
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Real estate snapshot: volume down, prices up Homes sold in San Juan County in October fetched the highest median price of western Washington counties, at $384,000. That mark was up 17 percent from a year ago. According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, from January to Nov. 1, 2012, there were 104 homes sold on San Juan Island. This year, through Nov. 1, there have been 85 home sales, a decline of nearly 18 percent decline compared to a year ago. The research firm Real Market Data, which tracks all sales regardless of whether they are listed with a realtor or not, shows that this year’s total property sales on San Juan Island are 9 percent below last year’s and the dollar amount of all transactions on the island is down 12 percent. Despite the downward trend these num-
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bers indicate, there’s more to the market than meets the eye, according to Gary Franklin of Windermere Real Estate. What is different about the sales numbers? Franklin notes that between January and Nov. 1 of 2012, there had been 27 bank-owned properties sold on San Juan Island, representing nearly 20 percent of all sales. So far this year, only six bank-owned properties have sold, representing only 5 percent of the island’s total sales. This is evidence that the island’s foreclosure woes are easing, allowing the local market recovery to gain momentum, Franklin notes. In addition, vacant land sales edged slightly upwards this year, which may bring more work for local contractors.
Guest speakers include Chris Webb of Maui Foster & Alongi and Michael Budnick, owner and president of Northwest Concepts. Low Impact Development is a planning, design and engineering approach to managing storm water run-off. The workshop is designed to help building and landscaping professionals empha-
The local lodging tax resulted in higher numbers this year, meaning more tourists appear to have visited the island than a year ago. Despite the better-than-expected job numbers, the federal reserve seems satisfied with holding the course with lower-thanhistorical interest rates, which means that many island properties may still be considered affordable. Furthermore, waterfront sales jumped 10 percent this year, including homes and lots, according to NMLS. The dollar volume of these sales increased by 49.6 percent. Franklin said that even though pending government regulations will limit waterfront development, there is still confidence that the island’s shorelines are a solid investment.
size conservation and the use of on-site natural features to protect water quality. Topics to be covered as part of the five-hour workshop include: site planning, where low-impact development techniques are useful, bio-retention and rain gardens, vegetation management, permeable pavement, rain water collection,
native plants, soil amendments and changes to local storm water code requirements. The workshop, funded in part by the Russell Family Foundation, begins at 8:45 a.m., ending at 1:45 p.m. Registration is required; contact Friends of the San Juans to register, 378-2319.
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to allow for more public participation as a result of a request by Sound Action and a coalition of 14 Washington state environmental organizations, including Washington Environmental Council, Futurewise, League of Women Voters of Washington, RE Sources and Friends of the San Juans. “Recovering the health of Puget Sound and our orcas, salmon and herring requires more diligent protection of critical nearshore habitats,” Carey said. “To do less would be a tragic loss of all that we value living here.”
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The state’s 2013 report on continued decline and lack of progress in recovering the health of Puget Sound should be a wake-up call to strengthen protection of nearshore fish habitats, according to Sound Action, a Puget Sound environmental watchdog group. Projects such as bulkheads, piers, dredging, marinas and barging facilities must result in no net-loss of habitat function, Sound Action insists, and must provide protection for habitats during fish spawning and rearing times. “The nearshore areas of Puget Sound are the nurseries of a healthy Puget Sound,” Sound Action Executive Director Amy Carey said. “In-water construction activity should only be done at times and in ways that ensure no harm to fish activity and habitats.” To that end, Sound Action has systematically reviewed hydraulic code permits issued by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and most recently has appealed permits on projects that fail to protect fish activity and nearshore habitats as state law requires. In October, WDFW initiated revision of the state hydraulic code with an initial public comment process closing on Nov. 15. The public comment deadline was extended by the WDFW to Dec. 13
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Failure: Continued from page 1 By Monday afternoon, Rock Island reported to its customers that the CenturyLink barges had located the fiber cable but had not determined “the extent of the damage and what it will take to repair the cable, if that is even possible.” Most wailing and gnashing of teeth had subsided by Monday, but service was spotty and internet speed was still low and intermittent. Ed Williams said he didn’t think that his San Juan Hot Shop lost any internet sales, “because we use Clearwire for internet connection and never lost connectivity.” Pali Gill at the Friday Harbor liquor store was concerned that some regular customers would permanently switch their patronage to King’s Market or Marketplace, both of which remained fully operational because of their hookup to OPALCO’s Island Network backbone and local service providers. Direct financial losses were limited, although some merchants resorted to manually processing credit cards. Reservation systems of some hotels, reportedly including Roche Harbor Resort, were incapacitated by the outage, though service improvements were reported over the Nov. 9 weekend. David Flaum at Spring Street Deli and Market had a temporary problem with his weekly supply orders, but solved them with a cellular telephone from his front sidewalk. Contributed photo / OPALCO “I’d like some pay-back on OPALCO technician David Harold my bill from CenturyTel, splices fiber optic cables together. but I’m not holding my breath,” Flaum quipped. County offices, the library, King’s Market and Friday Harbor Marketplace retained internet connections and credit card connectivity all week, but many businesses and shops closed early, began accepting checks or just gave regular customers credit for a few days. Only the county’s
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automobile and drivers license services were disrupted, but are expected to be in service on Nov. 12, after the Veteran’s Day holiday. CenturyLink sent scuba divers, remotely operated submarines, three tugboats and two large barges with cranes and cable splicing equipment to the channel between Pear Point on San Juan Island and Fisherman’s Bay on Lopez Island where the broken fiber cable is deployed. As of Monday morning, the company was still searching for the reason for the service disruption along the two mile long cable, which dives underwater to a depth of 250 feet. The public and the politicians, and the competitive internet providers like Rock Island Technology Solutions, want to make sure that future connectivity is assured. County Councilman Bob Jarman, a local general manager for CenturyLink’s predecessor before retiring eight years ago, said he had tried to get a second cable installed from Shaw Island to San Juan Island at the time the first cable from Lopez was installed “years ago.” “This is a day I dreaded for over 20 years,” Jarman said of the widespread communication outage. “I feared that one day that cable would fail and we’d have all our eggs in just one basket.” Council Chairman Jamie Stevens said the service disruptions were an “opportunity to revisit” broadband deployment strategies, especially in light of CenturyLink executive Brian Stading’s recent appearance before the council touting CenturyLink’s commitment to the San Juans. On Friday, the County Council, in conjunction with the county’s Department of Emergency Services, declared a state of emergency, but the effect of the declaration was uncertain. The declaration specified that “the emergency is declared to have commenced as of 3:58 a.m. PST on November 5, 2013.” Mike Green of Rock Island Technology also viewed the disruption as an “opportunity to figure out” viable broadband technology deployment strategies “for the entire county.
Continued from page 1 In something of an upset in the election for San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 Commissioner, newcomer Mark Schwinge bested veteran lawmaker and candidate Howie Rosenfeld with 58 percent of the vote. Rosenfeld, who had previously served the county as a member of the board of health, Friday Harbor councilman and San Juan County councilman, tallied just under 42 percent. Voter turnout totaled 61 percent, a little below average for general elections, but close to the 2009 and 2011 off-year election turnouts. County elections supervisor Doris Schaller said the elections department encountered no problems in receiving or tallying the votes and that she and Auditor Milene
Henley, manager of local elections, were pleased the tally exceeded 60 percent. County voters continued to register their concern with genetically modified foods, as they did last year when voters approved a measure banning use of genetically-modified seeds in the county. Unlike the rest of the state, San Juan County voters approved Initiative to the Legislature 522, which would have required disclosure on food labels if the food was the result of genetic engineering. Almost 65 percent of county voters supported the measure. Statewide, I-522 was rejected by 56 percent of the voters. County voters and state voters were both negative on the lastest Tim Eyman initiative, Initiative to the Legislature 517, concernSee ELECTION, Page 5
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Telecom failure prompts ‘state of emergency’ 2014 Wellness Emergency declaration allows businesses to seek reimbursement for revenue lost due to outage
In an effort to bring more resources to bear, the San Juan County Council declared a state of emergency Friday in the wake of the “catastrophic” failure of a wide spectrum of communication capability in the islands. Approved by the council shortly before noon, the declaration authorizes all county departments to take “appropriate and prudent measures” to protect the health, welfare and property of island residents, and to help them with emergency assistance. The declaration also requests assistance from the governor and state agencies to provide: n Ongoing coordination, technical and logistical support from the Emergency Management Division of the Washington State Military Department; n Ongoing coordination and technical expertise from the Washington State Utilities Commission; n Additional technical and logistical support as deemed necessary by San Juan County and coordinating Washington State agencies; n That additional requests for Washington State resources be considered and granted when made; n That resource requests unable to be granted by Washington State be forwarded to the appropriate federal response agency in a timely fashion. The declaration also is step one in creating access for businesses to seek reimbursement for lost revenue because of the widespread communication failure.
More from the county Information Services Department: Meeting in special session today, the San Juan County Council unanimously voted to declare “A State of Emergency within San Juan County, Washington.” The declaration came on the fourth day after the failure of an underwater communications cable disrupted cell and landline telephone connections with the mainland. It is hoped that the declaration will enable public agencies to recover extraordinary costs incurred due to the outage and qualify local businesses for assistance. The outage initially knocked out telephone communications between islands and to the mainland, including 911 emergency response lines and, though 911 service was restored Thursday, communications with the mainland remains limited. The outage has interrupted other vital services that depend on Internet, cell or telephone service, including
Continued from page 4 ing initiative signaturegathering and related rules. County voters voted against the initiative, 67 percent to 33 percent. In the contested Fire Protection District No. 4 election (Lopez Island), Rebecca Smith took 73 percent to 27 percent for Richard Bangsund. Scott Zehner easily won reelection as commissioner of the San Juan Island Park and Recreation District with 87 percent of the vote.
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In the only contested Orcas Island School District director election, incumbent Tony Ghazel won with 68 percent of the vote to Justin Paulsen’s 32 percent. On Lopez Island, the oneyear levy to fund local solid waste activities passed overwhelmingly with nearly 80 percent of the vote. All four Lopez Island school board positions were contested. Winners were
the Lifeline service used primarily by seniors and disabled persons. The Sheriff and other emergency responders have also expressed concern that even citizens who have cell phone service, cannot reach local phone numbers, including emergency agencies, because all cell phone calls are currently processed on the mainland. Arrangements are now being made for emergency dispatch calls to be routed through Wellness Guide is a Island County, but in the meantime cell phone users are Publication of the Weekly, being urged to try to use a landline phone to report emergencies. Sounder and Journal “People have been coping with the inconveniences, but it is affecting essential services,” said Council Member Rick Hughes, who chaired the emergency meeting. Some banks have had to close or restrict transactions because their data lines cannot connect to the mainland. Local lodging places, in areas that have no internet services as well as phone outages, have no way to accept reservations. Medical personnel on the Islanders Bank mainland can’t call or fax prescriptions to local pharmacies and there is a concern that residents with families on the mainland can’t check on their well-being. Fire departments and volunteers have gone door to door in many sections of the County to check on older or disabled neighbors. “The community has really pulled together and found ways to deal with this, Hughes said. “But as time goes on, the cost of coping has increased for our business community as well as the government, and our concerns about our ability to ensure the well-being of our Friday Harbor 378-2265 residents are growing.” Islanders Helping Islanders Since 1981 The Council noted that CenturyLink, the company responsible for the services which have been interrupted, is putting its full resourcCITIZEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED es and personnel to work to restore the services, however there is currently no firm Interested in protecting the way of life in estimate of when full serSan Juan County through land conservation? vices will be restored.
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OPINION Letters to the Editor
Pivotal points lost in I-522 coverage
In the Oct. 16 issue, (“Battle looms over labels”, pg. 1) Steve Wehrly reported Washington Wire’s claim that, “… the typical family of four would pay an additional $490 a year for groceries.” What was not reported, and what voters would have needed to know, is that the “No” side bought and paid for their cost studies. As Trudy Bialic of Puget Consumers Co-op points out, “there’s no evidence of food costs rising in 64 countries where labeling is required, so the No side had to pay the Washington Research Council, a conservative think-tank, to say what they wanted it to say.” Conversely, an independent study by the Alliance for Natural Health found that I-522 will not substantially increase food costs, Bialic said. Food manufacturers change labels frequently, every year or so, without raising prices. As Jerry Greenfield, co-owner of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, said recently, “Think about it: why would adding five words to a label increase costs?” Bialic also points out the cost to farmers of not labeling. When experimental (genetically engineered) wheat was found in an Oregon farmer’s field, Japan and Korea suspended purchases, causing prices for Washington wheat to fall $.60 per bushel. Although buying has now resumed,
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prices have not bounced back to previous levels. And now the farmers have to pay new fees for testing their wheat. Unfortunately, the “Yes” side of the food costs issue was not adequately covered in Wehrly’s report, giving an unfair advantage to the “No” side. CHARLES MISH
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I would like to personally thank Island Air of Friday Harbor for the times they have medical evacuated me off of San Juan Island. I would also like to thank them for offering a charter service for after my cancer treatment and to fly me home instead of having to drive. This has been very helpful to me and I am sure to others in the community. Thank you again. STUART HANSEN Friday Harbor
Rebecca Hughes, are sad and sorry to announce that we will be closing the store at the end of December at our current location of First and Spring Streets. Our consignment boutique sub-let from Windermere April to September of 2011 and when Windermere finished their move across the street, our store exploded into the entire space. We were on a month-to-month lease and knew the building could be
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rented out from under us. We not only filled the store with awesome furniture to house wares and everything in-between, we also filled a vacant retail space that brought people to shop the core of Friday Harbor and built a viable business. Our most gracious and humble thanks for the support of all our customers, the community and to those who consigned their treasures with us over the years. We will be taking a break this winter and may open in another location next spring. It has been the most fun business that we have ever owned. Our plan is to sell everything starting this Thursday, Nov. 7, then storing our display cases and counters because we are thinking of continuing “Sell It Again” in several different ways. Our last day will be Dec. 23. Stay tuned. We wish Gordy and Lori Peterson, the owners of the building our best with his new tenants, Home Land Security. HOWARD CROWELL San Juan Island
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I just read a quote from Brendan Cowan, director of the county Department of Emergency Management, in the Seattle Times. He states about the communications outage: “It’s not like Armageddon. We’re just disconnected - which for some people could be a great thing.” Great sense of humor for someone whose paycheck isn’t affected by the outage. But what about those people whose paycheck is affected. Like the employees
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of Wells Fargo Bank which closed. Or the people who couldn’t get prescriptions filled. Or those who live here, telecommute and couldn’t work. Or those of us who work off-island and couldn’t check on our families. Maybe we need someone in that job who understands the seriousness of what happened and is working hard to make sure it is fixed quickly and never happens again. And doesn’t have an ambition to be a comedian. ALAN DAVIS San Juan Island
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I understand there is some controversy about Airlift Northwest. All I can do is speak about my personal experience with this company. In August of 2012, a family member was injured on San Juan Island. He suffered many seri-
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ous, life threatening injuries. With something of this nature, there is a “Golden Hour” for receiving treatment. The same for stroke victims, multiple trauma patients, and others experiencing cardiac distress. Fortunately for us, an Airlift Northwest helicopter with highly experienced medical staff on board arrived at the scene of the accident, and was able to transport my loved one to Harborview Medical Center within 60 minutes of the accident. The chief of staff at Harborview said that it was due to Airlift Northwest that my family member received the critical care he needed in time to fully recover from his injuries. Given that it was rush hour traffic in Seattle at the time Airlift Northwest pilots landed at the Level 1 trauma center, I can only imagine the damage that could have been done if we had not been able to land at the scene, and deliver him
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directly to the helipad at Harborview. He certainly would not have made the Golden Hour without Airlift Northwest. Many do not realize what an important part Airlift Northwest plays and the countless number of patients that have been saved by their service. When my loved one returned home many months later, he was transported in a fully staffed Airlift Northwest Turbo Commander, saving him hours of travel in an ambulance. We have experienced full circle care with Airlift Northwest, and cannot express our gratitude enough. From delivering him from the scene of the accident, to Harborview, and back home to Orcas Island, they saved his life every step of the way. That’s the best $79 we’ve ever spent. I highly recommend a membership with Airlift Northwest. SABRYNA BACH Orcas Island
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Hey, can you Optimism rises in Vendovi campaign More than 350 households have donated hear me now? to the Trust’s “Save Vendovi” campaign
here was a remarkable lack of whining and recrimination in San Juan County last week when telephone, cellular and internet communications were interrupted by a yet-to-be-identified failure in the underwater fiber-optic cable that carries CenturyLink communications between Lopez and San Juan islands. To be sure, nobody was thrilled to be cut off from friends, family and business dealings by an out-of-the-blue event in the depths of San Juan Channel. The Journal had to move its entire office, computers and all, to Orcas Island for several days; numerous businesses had to scramble to serve their customers and re-open communications channels with suppliers and banks; long-standing appointments and events were cancelled or postponed. But once again, a community responded to make sure we remain safe, secure and healthy. And we were reminded again that “we’re all in this together.” We were also reminded why competitive communications companies are important. ZITO Media and Rock Island Technology Solutions were available to instal alternative communications pathways; Orcas Power and Light was available to make some of their broadband capacity and infrastructure available to CenturyLink; and CenturyLink itself could muster the people, equipment and technical expertise to bring back connectivity within days. The Journal urges business, political and community leaders to put our technological future back on the current agenda. Let’s make sure we don’t let outdated technology or thinking turn our archipelago in the Salish Sea into a backwater.
PUBLIC MEETINGS n Agricultural Tax Advisory Committee, Nov. 13, 8:30 a.m., Legislative Building Hearing Room, 55 Second St. n Board of Health, Nov. 13, 11:30 a.m., Legislative Building Hearing Room, 55 Second St. n Friday Harbor Port Commission, Nov. 13, 4 p.m., Ernie’s Cafe, 744 Airport Circle Way. n SJI School District Board of Directors, Nov. 13, 5 p.m., high school library, 45 Blair Avenue. n Ferry Advisory Committee, Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m., Legislative Building Conference Room 55 Second St. n Stormwater Advisory Committee, Nov. 18, 8:30 a.m., Legislative Building Hearing Room, 55 Second St. n Marine Resources Committee, Nov. 20, 8:30 a.m., Legislative Building Hearing Room, 55 Second St. n OPALCO Board of Directors, Nov. 21, 8:30 a.m., Friday Harbor office, 1034 Guard Street. n SJ County Parks & Recreation Commission, Nov. 21, noon, Legislative Building Conf. Room, 55 Second St.
Submitted by San Juan Preservation Trust
hree years ago, Vendovi Island was put up for auction. As the most pristine large island under single ownership in the entire San Juan archipelago, conservationists had long targeted Vendovi as a priority for protection. Upon learning of its pending sale, the San Juan Preservation Trust set out to build a partnership with other non-profits and government agencies to participate in the auction. Our requests were politely but swiftly rebuffed (“not enough time” and “too big of a risk” they all told us). Recognizing that this was an opportunity for the ages, our board of trustees pushed fear aside and took a bold (and unprecedented) risk by borrowing $3.4 million to purchase the island for $6.4 million. We anticipated that raising money to pay off a loan would be a challenging task. We developed a contingency plan that involved re-selling the island with some conservation protection, an action that we knew would preclude public access. We understood that our task had to include an introduction to a remote place that few of our donors had ever seen or even heard about. This was not another Turtleback
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Vendovi Island is located seven miles north of Anacortes.
Mountain. A local island family then stepped up with an offer to help. To inspire fellow islanders to give, they challenged us with a three-year, $1 million challenge grant. As we’ve introduced people to this remote and mysterious island, we have been gratified by the response. So far over 350 households have generously supported the "Campaign See VENDOVI, Page 9
Town addresses public concern over U.S. Customs move to Friday Harbor Center Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor
n response to concerns expressed in the media and public access at the Nov. 7, town council meeting, Mayor Lacher read the following statement on behalf of the town: “The Town has received a number of inquiries this past week about a lease between the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and the Petersen family on the corner of First and Spring Street (Friday Harbor Center). First, the proposed use is authorized under the downtown commercial zoning designation. Second, the town has no say or involvement in the private real estate dealings of its citizens or property owners. We insure that buildings are properly constructed; that permits are obtained; and, once built,
that buildings are being used for legal purposes. The Town does not and cannot substitute its judgment for that of the property owner and we therefore will not in this instance. We understand that a number of people believe that there are better uses for this space or are concerned by the usage of this space by the federal government. However, these concerns do not justify intervention by the town, especially when such intervention may be unlawful or construed as interference with a private contractual relationship. The town does care greatly about the health, safety and welfare of its citizens and works to maintain a quality experience for our visitors and residents. For those reasons, we expect
Hard times & the holidays: Concert, unity, faith to help community heal The holidays are coming. This should be a joyful time with family and friends but for many members of our island family this season may be very hard. Our island community has been wounded over and over again this year with suicides and untimely deaths. For some of us it has been extremely personal. We have lost family members and dear friends. For some of us, it has been more at a distance but
still impacting us through our relationships with others. We are a small community with strong bonds. We support each other in times of trouble. We help each other in times of need. We reach out in love to our island family. It is in this spirit that a very special choral concert is being offered to our community on November 23rd, the Saturday before Thanksgiving, at the Presbyterian Church, at 7 p.m.
to work closely with the Customs and Border Patrol administration to ensure that they remain a harmonious part of the community as they have for many, many years. The town has never had a problem in dealing with Customs and does not expect problems in the future. The town works hard to encourage all business and governmental entities that operate within our boundaries to present themselves in a way that makes us proud as residents of San Juan Island and of Friday Harbor. The town has made an effort to reach out to the regional Public Affairs Chief for Customs to inform that office of the issues that have been raised. Chief Schreiber has expressed a willingness to hold a public outreach meeting in the near future to address the community’s questions and concerns. Thank you for your patience and for your concern for the quality of our town.”
It is a concert about peace-peace with God, inner peace, and peace with our neighbors. It is a time when we can come together for healing of broken hearts. It is a time when we can reach out in love to each other and raise each other up. The Presbyterian musical family has been joined by others in our community to offer this concert to you. The concert is built around the beautiful prayer of St. Francis, “Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt,
faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy. “Oh Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned. It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.” Everyone is invited and it is free to all. We look forward to sharing this wonderful evening with you. —Submitted by Laura Concord, choral director, Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church
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NPS to combat thistles with herbicide
Valuable habitat for the island marble butterfly will be restored by application of herbicide by the National Park Service to an infestation of Canada thistle at American Camp, according to Superintendent Lee Taylor. American Camp is an area of critical importance to the island marble butterfly, a federal species of concern. “The island marble butterfly population is dwindling and American Camp is their final stronghold,” Taylor said. “We must take action now to improve and expand habitat for these creatures or they will not survive.” Herbicide use will help combat nonnative, invasive thistles that compete with island marble butterfly host plants for habitat. Island marble butterflies rely on just a few plant species as a source of food and as a location for laying their eggs. Herbicide use is the only effective method to control certain invasive species such as the thistle. A few trails in the immediate vicinity may be closed for a short time. Caution signs will be posted and visitors are urged not to stop along the roadway or enter the area during herbicide operations. “We’ll be using the safest herbicide possible in a focused way on a small area, “ Taylor said. “I believe it is worth it to accomplish the goal of saving a species on the brink of extinction."
to Save Vendovi Island,” and many of these contributors have made multiple gifts. We are pleased to announce that we have successfully met the requirements of the $1 million challenge grant and have reduced the outstanding loan balance from $3.4 to $1.3 million. We still have a lot of money to raise, but our apprehensions have turned to optimism. We have now started planning for a future that includes our permanent ownership of Vendovi. A task force that includes trustees, members and advisors has been convened to articulate our long-term goals for the island, to determine what resources we will need to
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American Camp is one of few strongholds of the Island Marble Butterfly (above), a “species of concern” for federal agencies.
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CROSSWORD PUZZLE Across 1. Driving around for fun 9. Bug 15. Hired vehicle (3 wds) 16. Spot 17. Poisonous substance obtained from belladonna 18. Cost setter 19. 20-20, e.g. 20. Kind of seat 22. "Laughable Lyrics" writer 23. "-zoic" things 25. Stage item 26. "Empedocles on ___" (Matthew Arnold poem) 27. Archaeological find 29. Like "The X-Files" 31. Long, long time 32. Red ink amount 34. Kind of rule 35. Morgue, for one 36. Badge-earning girl 38. Depth charge target (hyphenated) 40. ___ jacket 41. Certain digital watch face (acronym) 43. ___-friendly 44. Wing of a building at right angles to the main structure 45. Soak 47. Except 51. Bill collector? 53. Like a pitcher's perfect game (hyphenated) 55. "@#$%!," e.g. 56. Go through 57. Summary of an argument 59. Chester White's home
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meet these goals, and to undertake a new capital campaign that incorporates this long-term vision into its message. We intend to take an innovative approach to creating a model nature preserve that will protect the natural integrity of Vendovi while accommodating access for scientific, educational and low-impact recreational purposes. We look forward to reporting on our progress over the coming months and returning to you with a compelling vision for Vendovi. If we succeed, Vendovi will maintain its mystery and natural diversity while serving as a showcase for teaching current and future visitors about life and conservation on our outer islands. We hope you will stay tuned….
Using Computers Monday, Nov. 18 • 3-5pm
The San Juan Island Library and Skagit Valley College offer a four session workshop in the College computer lab. Mondays November 18 and November 25, and December 2 and December 9. Register at the library for this limited space workshop.
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60. Altogether (2 wds) 62. Radioactive element produced from curium 64. ___ Monkey Trial 65. Heavy cotton slipcover fabric with a printed design 66. Autocrat 67. Expresses great excitement Down 1. A hollow 2. Stop working 3. "Can you believe it?!" 4. "Am ___ believe ...?" (2 wds) 5. Easy dupes 6. Less cordial 7. Nursemaids
8. 1978 John Travolta musical film 9. Arrogant 10. "___ any drop to drink": Coleridge 11. Attendance counter 12. And so forth 13. Empty (2 wds) 14. Series of rock formations 21. Course 24. Fodder holder 28. "Things ___ be worse." 30. Fell off 33. Upright structure to support the rudder 36. Conspicuous feature 37. Machine that arranges sheets in proper sequence 39. Sundae topper,
perhaps 40. Poet 42. It may get into a jamb 43. Symbol of purity 46. From 48. Sinks 49. Adjust 50. Nursery ___ 52. Parkinson's treatment (hyphenated) 54. Lhasa's land 58. Actor Green of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" 61. Big ___ Conference 63. "Skip to My ___"
Answers to today's puzzle on page 20
Fill in the blank cells using numbers 1 to 9. Each number can appear only once in each row, column, and 3x3 block. Use logic and process of elimination to solve the puzzle. The difficulty ranges from 1-5 (easy) 6-10 (moderate) and 11-15 (hard). Today’s puzzle is level 11. Sudoku and Crossword answers on page 20
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As I See It
Lack of ‘profit’ no proof of failure for farm tax-break program By Carla Higginson, Garret Beyer, James Grifo Special to the Journal
The San Juan County Assessor is misinterpreting the law regarding how farm and agricultural land in our county is taxed. This is a program first enacted by the state Legislature in 1970 to protect farmland from disappearing by being turned into residential subdivisions or industrial parks. People’s lands were being taxed at higher residential or commercial rates even though the land was being farmed. To help keep such farmland available, the Legislature created a program that allowed the land to be taxed as farm Carla Higginson property even though its “highest and best use” according to a county assessor was residential or commercial purposes. This program is overseen by the state Department of Revenue and has remained in existence for the past 43 years and was correctly administered by our previous assessor, Paul Dossett. The Legislature said quite clearly when enacting the law that it was “in the best interests of the state to maintain, preserve, conserve and otherwise continue in existence adequate open space lands for the production of food, fiber and forest crops, and to assure the use and enjoyment of natural resources and scenic beauty for the economic and social well-being of the state and its citizens. The legislature further declares that assessment practices must be so designed as to permit the continued availability of open space lands for these purposes.” Charles Zalmanek is misinterpreting the law. He is under the mistaken assumption that placing land in the farm and agricultural program created by the Legislature is actually some kind of tax scam. He started removing lawfully enrolled properties from the farm and ag program and imposing seven years of back taxes at the highest and best use rate, plus penalties and interest. This amounts to tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on the size of the properties. The law does not require that an owner demonstrate “that the farm generates ‘a monetary profit from cash income by producing an agricultural product’ ”, as inaccurately stated
Assessor in error, farms needn’t be ‘profitable’ to qualify for tax breaks
by Mr. Zalmanek in the Oct. 16, 2013 article, (“Tax breaks for farms in jeopardy”, Journal, pg. 1). There is no statutory requirement that properties of any size generate a profit. When people began complaining about his approach in trying to force people out of the program, Mr. Zalmanek, in conjunction with prosecuting attorney Randy Gaylord, “benevolently” created a “Voluntary Agreement” to help landown- Garrett J. Beyer ers stay enrolled in the farm and ag program. In exchange for an owner’s agreement that they were out of compliance with the program, and waiving certain appeal rights and leaving their later removal from the program in the sole discretion of Mr. Zalmanek, they were given three years to meet Mr. Zalmanek’s criteria to satisfy his erroneous interpretation of the law. The state Attorney General’s office sent an informal opinion to Mr. Zalmanek telling him to follow the law and reminding him that the law clearly states the circumstances under which a removal is proper and the steps that an assessor must follow when removing a property from the farm and ag program. It did not tell him to start removing the properties from the program unless they could demonstrate that a profit was being made. Yet, according to the Oct. 16th article, this is exactly how Mr. Zalmanek has chosen to interpret it. As a result, "Notices of Intent to Remove" have been prepared and are now being sent to many property owners. If they do not take steps to timely appeal the notices, they will be stuck with paying thousands of dollars in back taxes. This is bureaucratic bullying and must stop. While it is true that Mr. Zalmanek has the discretion to request information to demonstrate that “the owner or lessee is engaged in and intends to obtain ... a monetary profit from cash income by producing an agricultural product,” he may not abuse that discretion.
Rama Fire: March 27, 1977—Nov. 2, 2013 Rama Fire, a former Friday Harbor resident and graduate of Friday Harbor High School, died in a moped accident Nov. 2 on Maui. He was 36 years old. No one else was injured in the accident. Survivors include his mom and dad, Jeannie Turner and Steve Schramm; brother Leon; father, Mink Fire; and large and loving families, including the Waldron families and Mrowka families of Friday Harbor. A memorial will be held at Circle 8 BMX Trail Site in Seattle on Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. An island memorial will be held the following week. You can view or post tributes on the Facebook page: Johnny Waycock. —Family of Rama Fire
Arne Briane Ferchen: 1955—2013 Death Notice Arne Briane Ferchen passed away Oct. 23, 2013. He was born March 2, 1955. He is survived by two sons, Joshua and Ezra Ferchen, wife Patricia Ferchen, mother Slyvia Ferchen, two sisters, Mary and Sandra, numerous nieces and nephews. Arne was a Vietnam veteran, stone mason and carpenter. He was talented with electronics and had many
more interests. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. In lieu of flowers, please send cards to 500 Tucker Ave. No. 3, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250. There will be a celebration of Life for Arne Ferchen on Lopez Island, and a honorable military service to be held at a later date. — Family of Arne Ferchen
Jenn McKillop passed away at her home in Placerville, Colo., Oct. 28, 2013. She was loving wife to John, devoted mother to Sean, seven, and Caitlyn, five, and daughter-in-law of Chuck and Robin McKillop, formerly of Friday Harbor.
Mr. Zalmanek’s statement in the Oct. 16, 2013 article neglects to point out that the law does not demand that the owner actually realize that intended profit. And nowhere in the law does it state that “hobby farms,” whatever those are, are not entitled to the benefit of the farm and ag program. There are many properties in San Juan County that are properly enrolled in the farm and agricultural program. If those James P. Grifo properties meet the requirements of state law, they should remain there. Owners should not be forced to defend themselves against an improper interpretation of the law by an assessor who clearly does not support that law. — Editor’s note: Carla Higginson is the managing partner of Higginson Beyer, law firm in Friday Harbor, and has been in private practice as an attorney since 1980. Garrett Beyer is a partner of Higginson Beyer, and tax attorney handling state, federal and international business and tax matters. James Grifo, an associate attorney with Higginson Beyer, has a background in commercial agricultural matters, both prior to becoming an attorney (2012) and since.
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Resurrection fishing derby, Dec. 6-7
With a top prize of $10,000, it’s no wonder tickets are going fast for the 4th annual Resurrection Derby, Dec. 6-7, in Friday Harbor. Hosted by Puget Sound Anglers Fidalgo-San Juan Islands Chapter, the two-day fishing derby benefits salmon enhancement projects sponsored by the group. Entry is limited to 100 boats; purchase tickets at www.resurrectionderby.com.
Holiday Food Drive The holiday season is approaching. In support of our community, we are collecting non-perishable food to be donated to our local food banks. Collection bins can be found in our branch lobbies.
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‘Tall tales’ of local wildlife explored Research by Whale Museum reveals facts behind long-standing myths
The inside scoop about no fewer than 10 often-heard, much-repeated and long-debated tales about local wildlife was revealed at this year’s annual marine naturalist “Gear Down” event, presented and hosted by The Whale Museum Nov. 9. The investigation and research that led to the answers below—mostly involving the Southern Resident killer whales—was compiled by Brittany Bowles, museum assistant education curator, conducted the investigation and compiled the research that led to answering the 10 “myths” presented below: No. 1: Ruffles had a 6-foot tall dorsal fin—BUSTED: His fin was 4-foot, 9-inches tall. No. 2: Orcas are more likely to appear after it rains— PLAUSIBLE: After a hard rain, loose sediment is washed from streams and rivers. This helps salmon use their sense of smell to make their way back up river. No. 3: Bald eagles have locking talons and can’t let go of prey once they have it—BUSTED: Bald eagles can let go if they wish. Other birds of prey, such as osprey, do have locking talons but bald eagles do not. No. 4: Lolita has had several unsuccessful pregnancies while at Miami Seaquarium—BUSTED: This “fact” is often cited from a newspaper article in the St. Petersburg Times. However, this article is nowhere to be found. In Journal file photo 1973, Lolita would have been True or false? A bald eagle only six years old and Hugo can carry up to 60 pounds... would have been about eight. answer; see No. 8. Orca Network has no knowledge of this “fact” and a former trainer of Lolita’s has stated that to her knowledge, Lolita and Hugo never mated. No. 5: Minke whales are named after a Norwegian whaler —CONFIRMED:
Sun., November 17 ۰ 2:00 pm The Met: Live in HD
TOSCA Puccini’s timeless verismo score is well served by an exceptional cast, led by Patricia Racette in the title role . Tickets: Adult $20; Members $18; Student Reserved $10
Fri.-Sat., Nov. 22-23 ۰ 7:00 pm Sunday, Nov. 24 ۰ 2:00 pm SJCT Family Theatre
The Nutcracker & the Mouse King Director Penelope Haskew and more than 60 island kids and adults bring a musical and talking version of this holiday classic to the Whittier. Business Partner: PRINTONYX Tickets: $15 for adults, $8 student reserved, with $5 RUSH at the door. For more event info or to purchase tickets: www.sjctheatre.org SJCT Box Office: 378-3210
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The true height of Ruffles dorsal fin—some say it was 6 feet tall—is one of many “myths” about local wildlife explored at The Whale Museum ‘Gear Down ‘ program, Nov. 9.
Three versions of this story; Meincke called out Minke whales while whaling, even though they weren’t supposed to be taking whales that small; Meincke was notorious for taking small whales even though it wasn’t permitted; Meincke mistook Minke whales for blue whales, which the other whalers found very funny. No. 6: Orcas have been known to save humans from sharks—PLAUSIBLE: The documentary “Killers of Eden” gives accounts of orcas in Australia saving people from sharks. No. 7: There was an albino southern resident—PLAUSIBLE: In 1970, Chimo, a transient orca captured off of British Columbia was held for public display in Vancouver. She was part of the T2 pod and there was another white orca observed in 1960, possibly from the same pod. Chimo was later diagnosed with Chediak-Higashi syndrome, which can cause a lack of color pigmentation. There is also an albino orca in Russia and a gray transient orca was photographed by Jim Maya in 2010. No. 8: Luna was kidnapped by Kiska. Kiska had reportedly just lost a calf the winter before Luna was born and may have stolen Luna as a way of grieving—PLAUSIBLE? Luna was indeed seen traveling with Kiska which confused researchers. But at times Luna’s mother Splash was also with them, which made it all seem very friendly. We will never know what truly happened. No. 9: Eagles have been known to carry items up to 60 pounds—BUSTED: In general, bald eagles can lift up to half their body weight. Factors such as momentum also a play a part but on average, a bald eagle weighs between 8-12 pounds and can carry 3-4 pounds. No. 10: Ocean Sun is Lolita’s mother—PLAUSIBLE: There has been no proof of this; we only have a capture photo with them side by side.
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What’s Happening! Wednesday, Nov. 13 Drop-in Badminton & Ping Pong, Turnbull Gym, 7-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up; $2 drop-in fee. Info, 378-4953, www. islandrec.org.
Thursday, Nov. 14 Lapsit & Linger for Infants, Toddlers, 10 a.m., library, free. Caregivers and little ones learn rhymes, songs and finger plays. Info, 378-2798, www. sjlib.org.
Adult Dodgeball, Turnbull Gym, 7-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up; $2 drop-in fee. Info, 3784953, www.islandrec. org.
he Thanksgiving holiday will be here before you know it. Along with it comes that once-a-year opportunity to enjoy festivities of fall in the company of family and friends. The days may be shorter, the nights longer, and temperatures cool and growing colder still, but there’s plenty to do and lots of entertainment at hand in the days before and after, and even on Thanksgiving Day. Here’s a quick look at just some of what’s in store:
Friday, Nov. 15
Island Stage Left: “Other Desert Cities”
Stage Left Fall Play: ‘Other Desert Cities’, Fairgrounds Marie Boe Building, 7:30 p.m. free admission, opening night of six-week run. Stage Left presents Jon Robin Baitz’ witty, award-winning drama (2012 Pulitzer Prize Finalist) about a family torn over a dark, sad secret that some prefer to remain hidden. Donations appreciated. Info, schedule, www. islandstageleft.org. Indoor Soccer, Fairground Building, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up; $5 drop-in fee. Info, 378-4953, www. islandrec.org.
Saturday, Nov. 16 Scooter & Skate Night, Fairgrounds exhibit hall. Scooter & Trike Time, 5:30-6:30 p.m., $5 family, $2 per person. Open Skate, 7-8:30 p.m., $8 family, $3 per person; 9 and under accompanied by adult. Info, 378-4953, www.islandrec.org. Third Saturday Contra Dance, Grange Hall, 7-9 p.m. Featuring See CALENDAR, Page 12
It’s a painful, dark family secret at the heart of Jon Robin Baitz’s award-winning dramatic production, “Other Desert Cities,” one that some members of the Wyeth family would prefer to stay hidden. Other family members are prepared to share it with the world, however, and strife erupts over the Christmas holiday in the ensuing and enlightening tug-of-war. Island Stage Left presents “Other Desert Cities,” winner of the 2011 Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play award and 2012 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, in a six-week run beginning Friday, Nov. 15, at the county fairgrounds Marie Boe Building. Baitz infuses that award-winning drama with a healthy dose of humor and wit (as well as a happy ending) and the intriguing combination has earned the play sweeping critical acclaim: “superbly crafted,” “funny, cutting and illuminating,” “smart, entertaining”; the praise goes on. Evening performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees, 4 p.m. (Wednesday, Nov. 27 performance in lieu of Thanksgiving). For more info, production schedule, visit, www.islandstageleft.org.
Family Theatre: The Nutcracker & the Mouse King Director Penelope Haskew and a cast of 60 island children and adults will give the classic Tchaikovsky ballet a fantastical twist with a musical production featuring singing, dancing, dialogue and a few “rap” moves as well. But fear not, all the classic characters will make an appearance, including the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Land of Sweets, as the production reaches back to the original E.T.A. Hoffman book, explaining how the Prince was long ago turned
into a Nutcracker and who later magically saves Clara from the evil Mouse King. “I think this is a fun way to introduce something classic to the kids, so they can appreciate it more when they get older,” said Haskew, who a year ago directed the Family Theatre production of “Macbeth… something wicked this way comes.” Performances: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 22-23, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; tickets: $15 adults, $8 student reserved, $5 student RUSH. Info, www. sjctheatre.org.
9th Annual Turkey Trot Get your motor running and your appetite ready for Thanksgiving dinner at the 9th annual Turkey Trot. Sponsored by Kings Market, Friday Harbor Suites and San Juan Island Fitness, the Thanksgiving Day five kilometer fun run (3.1 miles) is a benefit for the Friday Harbor Food Bank and Animal Protection Society. Register the day of the run, beginning at 8 a.m., at Friday Harbor Suites, which hosts the start and the finish lines; the Trot begins promptly at 9 a.m. Adult registration: $5 plus two cans of food; children under 12, $2 plus two cans of food. Info, 378-4449.
Community Thanksgiving Dinner There’s no need to be alone on Thanksgiving Day. If last year is any indication, hundreds of islanders will flock to the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor on Thanksgiving Day to share the holiday meal with friends, family and neighbors. In fact, the Community Dinner, manned completely by volunteers, reached a highwater mark a year ago, with about 400 dinners served. The yearly event, now in its 15th year, is truly a community event, drawing on the spirit of volunteers to do the baking (turkeys and pie), preparation, serving and cleanup, with 28 turkeys donated by Kings Market for the feast. Dinner is served noon to 5 p.m. To donate, volunteer or for information, call Minnie or Jim Knych, 378-7040, or visit, www.communitythanksgivingdinner.weebly.com.
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The works of local composer Alex Shapiro will be featured in an Evening Prayer service hosted by Saint David’s Episcopal Church, Saturday, Nov. 16, beginning at 5 p.m.
donation, $5 for students. Info, 378-3836. Tragedy of The Commons Film Series, 7 p.m., library, free. Host Ken Crawbuck presents “We Are Legion”, a look at “hack-tavists”; refreshments courtesy of Friends of the Library. Info, 378-2798, www.sjlib.org. Stage Left Fall Play: ‘Other Desert Cities’, Fairgrounds Marie Boe Building, 7:30 p.m. free admission. (See listing, pg. 11). Info, schedule, www. islandstageleft.org.
Sunday, Nov. 17 The Met: Live in HD: Tosca, SJ Community Theatre, 2 p.m. Patricia Raccetta stars in title role as the jealous diva in Puccini classic. Tickets: $20 adults ($18 member), $10 student reserved. Info, 3783210, www.sjctheatre.org. Stage Left Fall Play: ‘Other Desert Cities’, Fairgrounds Marie Boe Building, 4 p.m. free admission. (See listing, pg. 11). Info, schedule, www. islandstageleft.org.
Monday, Nov. 18 Get Started Using Computers, 3-5 p.m., Skagit Valley College, free. Four-session workshop covering components, intro to Windows, internet, email. Space limited, register at the library. Info, 378-2798, www.sjlib.org.
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Shapiro’s collection of songs, entitled “Evensong,” written specifically for an Anglican service, was commissioned by St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in Mar Vista, Calif. Each piece is played before or after corresponding prayers or readings in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. The performance features local musicians Dorothy Baker, piano, Pamela Stewart, flute, Sue Collado, clarinet, and Pat Nelson, bassoon. For more information, contact St. David’s, 3785360. Adult Basketball, Turnbull Gym, 7-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up; $2 drop-in fee. Info, 3784953, www.islandrec.org. Youth Roller Hockey, Fairgrounds Building, 5:306:30 p.m., ages 5-8; 6:30-7:30 p.m. ages 9-15. Helmets required. $4 drop-in fee, $45 season pass. Info, 378-4953, www.islandrec.org. Adult Roller Hockey, Fairgrounds Building, 7:309 p.m. Ages 16 and up; $6 drop-in fee, $67 season pass. Info, 378-4953, www.islandrec.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 20 Medicare Part D Info Workshop, 2-3:30 p.m., Mullis Center, free. SHIBA volunteer Curt VanHyning discusses changes to Medicare prescription drug program. Info, 378-2798, www.sjlib.org.
Thursday, Nov. 21 Literary Salon, 7 p.m., library, free. Library Director Laurie Orton joins literary enthusiasts for conversations about new books, old books, authors, themes and ideas. Info, 378-2798, www. sjlib.org.
Friday, Nov. 22 Family Theatre: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, SJ Community Theatre, 7 p.m. Director Penelope Haskew leads a cast of See CALENDAR, Page 20
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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. If developed the property address is: 655 Hunt Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 The sale of the above described property is to take place: Time: 10:00 am Date: Friday, November 22, 2013 Place: Inside Main Entrance, San
Juan County Courthouse, 96 Second St., Friday Harbor, WA For any questions contact 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 LOT 20, PLAT OF CEDAR HILL ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN VOLUME 5
OF PLATS, PAGE 31, RECORDS OF SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. Tax Parcel Number: 351363020 LEGAL NO. SJ519768 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. October 23, 30, November 6, 13, 2013.
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COMBINED NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS & HEARINGS SEPA Suggested Tax Parcel Number, Applicant/Agent Name Date of Date Other Existing Threshold End Date Project Hearing Hearing Hearing Project and Address Application Complete Required Environmental Determinat for SEPA Comments Body Place Date Location, and Island Permits* Documents -tion Comments End Date** 251541015, 157 Lopez Professional Center PSP000Divide land into 2 Village Road, Lopez LLC, c/o Diana Hancock, PO 10/29/13 10/29/13 DNS 11/27/13 12/4/13 13-0003 parcels Island Box 160, Lopez, WA 98261 J. Starr Farish, c/o Otis Land One year time 271451012, 118 Council Use Consulting, 393 PEXTHXHearing extension for Main Street, Hearing 12/11/13 10/18/13 10/18/13 Bobbyann Rd., Eastsound, 13-0001 Examiner 09SJ008 Eastsound, Orcas Room WA 98245 Environmental 271414001, 557 & Orcas Island School Dist. review of Orcas PSEPA0Bldg, 715 School Rd, 557 School Rd., Eastsound, 11/5/13 11/5/13 Env. Checklist DNS 11/27/13 School addition, 13-0007 SWMP Orcas Island WA 98245 renovation, etc. SEPA Determination: San Juan County has determined that the projects SEPA Comments: Anyone desiring Application Comments: Any file may be NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS: Hearing Examiner noted above with a DNS or MDNS will not have probable significant adverse to comment on the Threshold examined by appointment during regular business meetings on San Juan Island start at 10:30 a.m., in the impacts on the environment and has issued a Threshold Determination Determination can do so by hours at the San Juan County CD&P, Courthouse Islanders Bank Admin. Building downstairs meeting pursuant to Sections 197-11-310 and 197-11-340 WAC. An Environmental submitting a written statement to Annex, Friday Harbor. Anyone desiring to room, 225 Blair Street, Friday Harbor. Planning Impact Statement will not be required under Section 43.21C.030 (2)(c) RCW. CD&P, P. O. Box 947 (135 Rhone comment on the Notice of Application can do so by Commission meetings begin at 8:45 am. Any person This determination was made after review of the environmental checklist and Street), Friday Harbor, WA. 98250 no submitting a written statement to CD&P no later desiring to comment prior to the hearing shall submit a other environmental information on file at Community Development and later than the comment date specified than the end date for project comments specified statement in writing to CD&P, PO Box 947, Friday Planning (CD&P). The County has determined that the requirements for above. The Threshold Determination above. Anyone who desires to provide testimony Harbor, WA. 98250. Written comments may also be environmental analysis, protection, and mitigation measures have been may be appealed by submitting a in the public hearing or desires a copy of the submitted at the hearing. A copy of the staff report for adequately addressed in the development regulations and comprehensive written statement of appeal along with decision for this project may do so by requesting this hearing may be obtained generally 7 days prior to plan adopted under Chapter 36.70A RCW, and in other applicable local, the basis for the appeal and a fee to such from CD&P. A copy of the staff report for this the public hearing from CD&P at the address above. state, or federal laws or rules, as provided by Section 43.21C.240 RCW and CD&P within 21 days after the end of project may be obtained from CD&P generally 7 * As directed by applicant, per UDC18.80.030.A.3.f Section 197-11-158 WAC, or as may be conditioned within any MDNS. the SEPA comment period. days prior to the public hearing. ** Per UDC 18.80.030.B. Permit Number
NOTICE OF DECISIONS: Hearing Examiner decisions are posted on the County website at: sanjuanco.com/cdp/hearingexdecisions.aspx LEGAL NO. SJ924118 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
TOWN OF FRIDAY HARBOR LEGAL NOTICES AGENDA HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEW BOARD Wednesday, November 11, 2013, 6:00 PM 6:00 PM Call to Order / Roll Call / Approval of draft HPRB meeting minutes for October 23, 2013 meeting. 6:05 PM Communications from the Town & Citizens 6:10 PM New Business - No new business 6:10 PM Old Business “ Ordinance Review: Special Property Tax Valuation “ Ordinance Review: Façade Improvement 7:30 PM Staff Reports & Announcements 6:40 PM Board Reports and Announcements 6:50 PM Adjourn LEGAL NO. 526415 The Journal of the San Juan Islands. November 13, 2013.
AGENDA TOWN OF FRIDAY HARBOR PLANNING COMMISSION Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:30 PM Town Council Chambers 60 Second Street 5:30 PM Call to order / Roll call / Approval of Draft Minutes 9-26-13 5:35 PM Review Final Draft of the Solid Waste & Moderate Risk Waste Management Plan, and consider a recommendation for the Town Council. Adjourn LEGAL NO. 526416 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. November 13, 2013.
PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Town of Friday Harbor, Washington will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on the preliminary 2014 Town Budget at 12:00 p.m., November 21, 2013 at Town Hall, 60 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. A copy of the preliminary budget is available for review at Town Hall, 60 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. LEGAL NO.526417 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. November 13, 2013.
PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Town of Friday Harbor, Washington has placed on file with the Town Clerk its preliminary 2014 Budget for the Town of Friday Harbor. A copy will be available for review at Town Hall, 60 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Council of the Town of Friday Harbor, Washington will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on revenue resources for the 2014 Town Budget at 12:05 p.m. November 21, 2013 at Town Hall, 60 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. LEGAL NO. FH524891 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. November 6, 13, 2013.
PUBLIC NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 1520 an ordinance amending Friday Harbor Municipal Code Title 17 relating to zoning for uses for recreational marijuana pursuant to initiative 502 was adopted by the Town Council on Thursday, November 7, 2013. The full text of this ordinance shall be mailed upon request to the Town Clerk, POB 219, Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250 / (360) 378 2810. LEGAL NO.526418 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. November 13, 2013. REQUEST FOR SEALED BIDS The Town of Friday Harbor will receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 for the Spring Street Water and Sewer Main Replacement Project. As soon thereafter as possible, the bids will be opened publicly and read aloud. Bids shall be addressed to Wayne Haefele PE, Public Works Director, Town of Friday Harbor, 60 Second Street, PO Box 219, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250, and shall be labeled “Bid for Spring Street Water and Sewer Main Replacement”. The work includes the furnishing of labor, materials, and equipment for installation of the Spring Street Water and Sewer Main Replacement. The project is located in Friday Harbor, Washington in San Juan County. The base bid project consists of constructing 288 lineal feet of new eight inch (8”) PVC water distribution main and 384 lineal feet of new 8” SDR35 Sewer along the existing alignments from points of connection at Front Street and terminating at points of connection at First Street. The work
includes change-over of (6) existing metered water services of varying sizes as well as (1) existing 2” fire service and (1) existing fire hydrant, disinfection and testing of the water facilities, converting an existing lift station to a gravity manhole, construction of (2) new manhole structures, air and mandrel testing of the sewer facilities and restoration of roadway section and HMA paving. The work of the base contract also includes temporary storm water BMP’s which must be in place and accepted before any other work is begun. The project contains one alternative bid item; the construction of an 8” PRV vault. Notice to proceed is scheduled for January 2, 2014 and water, sewer, roadway section and first lift of HMA (left .10’ low) shall be complete in ninety (90) calendar days with the final HMA lift to be completed in a March-April time-frame. Construction costs are estimated at $166,344 dollars for the base bid project and $34,180 dollars for bid alternative #1. The project is subject to Washington State Prevailing Wage Rates. Due to the location, with both sides of the street dedicated to restaurant, retail and professional businesses active during normal business hours and regularly unloading ferry traffic beginning at 5:20 am and ending at 9:25 pm, bidders are cautioned that working hours for this project will be 09:00pm to 5:00am, Monday thru Friday. A pre-bid meeting and site visit is scheduled for Friday, November 22, 2013 commencing at 11:00 a.m. at Town Hall, 60 Second Street, Friday Harbor, Washington. Wayne Haefele PE, Public Works Director for the Town, will be available to answer
questions, and familiarize prospective bidders with the project. A tour of the project site will follow the prebid conference. Contractors may arrange site visits by contacting Mr. Haefele at (360) 378-2154. Bidding documents for the project are available through Reprographics Northwest and Northwest Contractors Network. Printed sets may be obtained at the office of Reprographics Northwest (616 8th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104, Tel 206-624-2040) for the cost of reproduction. Full size drawings are also available on request. Upon timely request, documents may be shipped or delivered for a non-refundable fee. Complete PDF Bid Documents are available for download free of charge at Northwest Contractors Network at URL www.nwcontractorsnetwork.com. On the website select Public Projects>Washington Projects>[Project Name]>Download PDF. To receive project addenda, bidders downloading files must register by clicking the “Add Me to The Planholder’s List” link. For assistance in obtaining printed bid documents or downloading files, contact Reprographics Northwest Bid Services at 206-624-2040, or email at email@example.com. Plans and specifications may be inspected at the following locations beginning on November 6, 2013. Town of Friday Harbor 60 Second Street Friday Harbor, Washington 98250 (360) 378-2390 Builders Exchange 2607 Wetmore Avenue Everett, Washington 98201-2926 (425) 258-1303 Spokane Construction Council 209 North Havana Spokane, Washington 99202
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TOWN OF FRIDAY HARBOR LEGAL NOTICES (509) 328-9600 S.W. Washington Contractors Association 7017 N.E. Highway 99, No. 214 Vancouver, Washington 98665 (360) 694-7922 Tri-City Construction Council 20 East Kennewick Avenue Kennewick, Washington 99336 (509) 582-7424 Weekly Construction Reporter 2215 Midway Lane, Suite 208 Bellingham, Washington 98225 (360) 738-0370 McGraw-Hill Construction / Dodge
Plan Center April Hamilton (206) 328-5615 Paula Gamble (253) 539-9335 3461 NW Yeon Ave Portland OR 97210 Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid guaranty bond, or a certified or cashier’s check payable to the order of the Town of Friday Harbor in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid as a guaranty that the bidder will execute the contract if it be awarded in conformity with the bid form. The successful bidder will be required to fur-
nish performance and payment bonds, each in an amount not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price. The Town of Friday Harbor reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to determine which bid is, in the Town’s judgment, the lowest responsive and responsible bid of a bidder or group of bidders. The Town of Friday Harbor also reserves the right to waive any informalities in any bid and to delete or add any of the items listed in the bid as set forth herein. Bidders on this work must comply
with all applicable governmental requirements including, but not limited to, affirmative action programs and other equal employment opportunity actions. Bids received after the time established for receiving bids will not be considered. Faxed bids will not be accepted. No bidder may withdraw a bid after the time established for receiving bids or before the award and execution of the contract, unless the award is delayed for a period exceeding ninety (90) calendar days. For additional information, please
contact Wayne Haefele, Town of Friday Harbor Public Works Director, at (360) 378-2154. LEGAL NO. FH524894 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. November 6, 13, 2013.
MISCELLANEOUS LEGAL NOTICES Department of the Treasury-Internal Revenue Service NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION SALE Pursuant to an Order of Sale entered in United States vs. David G Pflum, et. al. Civil No. 2:12-cv-1632-JLR United States District Court for the District of Washington, the United States will offer to sell at public auction the right, title, and interest of David G Pflum, in and to property located in Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington. Date of Sale: December 5, 2013 Time of Sale: 11:00AM - registration begins 10:00AM Place of Sale: 350 Court St Friday Harbor, WA Description of Property: There are 3 different properties being sold : A) 500 MacDonald Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, Great Waterfront Home 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,600 sq ft on .32 acre with office & large bonus rm. Built 1981 nice deck 2 car attached garage B) 566 University Road, Friday Harbor, WA, residential wooded lot .43 acre C) Tucker Ave, Friday Harbor, WA wooded lot .23 acre Home A. Legal Description: Parcel A, located at 500 MacDonald Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 and described as follows: Lot 14-2, SHORT PLAT OF FRIDAY HARBOR VIEW, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Volume 7 of Plats, Pages 31 and 31A, records of San Juan County. Situate in San Juan County, Washington. B. Parcel B, located at 566 University Road, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 and described as follows: Lot 1, MARBLE ADDITION TO FRIDAY HARBOR, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Volume 1 of Plats, at page 91, in the office of the Auditor of San Juan County, Washington. Situate in San Juan County, Washington C. Parcel C, located at Tucker Ave, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, and more particularly described as follows: LOT 1, KARL’S SHORT PLAT, a private subdivision in the Town of Friday Harbor, according to the Short Plat recorded at Volume 5 of Short Plats, page 12, records of San Juan County, Washington and a portion of Lot 2 of said Short Plat, described as follows: Beginning at the Northerly corner common to said Lot1 and Lot 2 as shown on the said Short Plat; thence along the Northerly boundary of said Lot 2, South 89º 22’ 45” East, 11.12 feet; thence leaving said Northerly boundary and running parallel with the boundary common to said Lot 1 and Lot 2, South 0º 20’ 01” West, 54.00 feet, thence parallel with said Northerly boundary North 89º 22’ 45” West, 11.12 feet to a point on said common boundary; thence along said common boundary North 0º 20’ 01” East, 54.00 feet to the point of beginning. EXCEPTING THEREFROM all that portion of said Lot 1 described as follows: Commencing at the Northerly corner common to said Lot 1 and Lot 2; thence along the common boundary of said Lot 1 and Lot2, South 0º 20’ 01” West, 54.oo feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING of the parcel
to be described; thence continuing along said common boundary South 54.69 feet to the Southerly corner common to said Lot 1 and Lot 2, thence leaving said common boundary and running along the Southerly boundary of said Lot1, South 84º 43’ 32” West, 11.67 feet; thence South 84º 31’ 36” West, 30.39 feet; thence South 75º 16’ 57” West, 63.04 feet; thence South 70º 56’ 28” West, 25.60 feet to a point on the Easterly margin of Tucker Ave as shown on said Short Plat, thence leaving said Southerly boundary and running along said Easterly margin, the same being the Westerly boundary of said Lot1, North 0º 18’ 39” East, 25.00 feet; thence leaving said margin and said Westerly boundary North 55º 53’ 31” East, 104.29 feet; thence South 89º 22’ 45” East, 40.88 feet to the True Point of Beginning. Situate in San Juan County, Washington. Property may be inspected: December 4, 2013 1pm - 4 pm Nature of Title: The right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the property described above. The sale of the above described real property shall be subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon confirmation of the sale, the Internal Revenue Service shall execute a Quit claim deed conveying each parcel of the real property to the purchaser. Upon Confirmation of the sale, all interests in, liens against, and claims to, the parcel of the real property that are held or asserted by all parties to this action are discharged or extinguished. Payment Terms: Deferred payment as follows: 10% down upon acceptance of the highest bid. No bid shall be accepted unless it is accompanied by a cashier’s check, made payable to the United States District Court for the District of Washington. Before being permitted to bid at the sale, all bidders shall display proof that they are able to comply with this requirement. No bids will be received from any person who has not presented said proof. The successful bidder shall tender the balance of the purchase price, in cashiers check made payable to the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, at the office of the Internal Revenue Service, 500 W 12th St. PALS Vancouver WA 98660 no later than December 26, 2013. In the event the successful bidder defaults on any of the terms contained herein, the deposit shall be forfeited and retained by the Internal Revenue Service as part of the proceeds of sale, and the real property shall again be offered for again for sale, the deposit shall be forfeited and shall be applied to the expenses of sale and to the outstanding federal tax liabilities of taxpayer. This property shall be offered for sale at public auction, free and clear of all liens and interests of the parties to this action. The U.S. may bid as a creditor against its judgment without tender of cash. The government reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to withdraw the property from sale. The property is offered for sale “as is” and “where is” and without recourse against the United States.
The United States makes no guarantee of condition of the property, or its fitness for any purpose. The United States will not consider any claim for allowance or adjustment or for the rescission of the sale based on failure of the property to comply with any expressed or implied representation. Form of Payments: All payments must be by cashiers check. Make check payable to the United States District Court for the District of Washington. Name: Mary Smith Title: Property Appraisal Liquidation Specialist Address for information about the sale: Internal Revenue Service 500 W 12th St. PALS Vancouver WA 98660, or www.irssales.gov Cell (951)201-6919 or Email Mary.Smith3@irs.gov Legal No. J522918 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. October 30, November 6, 13, 20, 2013. Fire Dist. #3 Budget Hearing A public hearing to adopt the 2014 budget of San Juan County Fire District #3 will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the fire station at 1011 Mullis St., Friday Harbor, WA 98250. LEGAL NO. J524822 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. November 6, 13, 2013. NOTICE: AS THE RESULT OF AN ORDER ENTERED IN A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, JEFFREY BRANDON TlLSTRA AND DELANEY TILSTRA MAY NOT BE PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR THE UNPAID BALANCE OF THE BELOW REFERENCED LOAN. HOWEVER, THE BENEFICIARY RETAINS A DEED OF TRUST DESCRIBED BELOW WHICH IS SUBJECT TO FORECLOSURE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON. AS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTlCE/LETTER, THE BALANCE TO PAY OFF THE DEED OF TRUST IS $319,111.82. INTEREST (PRESENTLY AT THE RATE OF 5.25% PER ANNUM), FEES AND COSTS WILL CONTINUE TO ACCRUE AFTER THE DATE OF THIS NOTlCE/LETTER. UNLESS YOU DISPUTE THE VALIDITY OF THE DEBT OR ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN 30 DAYS AFTER RECEIVING NOTICE OF THIS DOCUMENT, THIS OFFICE WILL ASSUME THE DEBT TO BE VALID. IF YOU NOTIFY THIS OFFICE IN WRITING WITHIN THE 30-DAY PERIOD THAT THE DEBT OR ANY PORTION THEREOF IS DISPUTED, VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT WILL BE OBTAINED AND WILL BE MAILED TO YOU. UPON WRITTEN REQUEST WITHIN 30 DAYS, THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR, IF DIFFERENT FROM THE CURRENT CREDITOR, WILL BE PROVIDED. NOTICE: IF YOU ARE NOT PERSONALLY LIABLE TO PAY THIS OBLIGATION BY REASON OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THEN THIS NOTlCE/LETTER IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT
A DEBT BUT IS INTENDED ONLY TO RELAY INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE: IF YOU ARE PERSONALLY LIABLE TO PAY THIS OBLIGATION, WE WISH TO INFORM YOU THAT WE ARE A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US WILL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSES OF FORECLOSING THE DEED OF TRUST MENTIONED BELOW. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Bishop, White, Marshall & Weibel, P.S. will on November 22, 2013 at 10:00 am in the lobby of the San Juan County Courthouse, 350 Court Street, in the City of Friday Harbor located at San Juan County, State of Washington, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in San Juan County, State of Washington, to-wit; LOT 3, BARTEL ROAD ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 6 OF PLATS, PAGE 15, IN THE OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR OF SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. TOGETHER WITH A NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS, EGRESS, AND UTILITIES OVER UNDER AND ACROSS THE ROADWAYS AS SHOWN AS MEMORY LANE ON THE PLAT MAP AND AS GRANTED IN THE DEDICATION OF BARTEL ROAD ESTATES. SITUATE IN SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated September 13, 2010, recorded October 15, 2012, under Auditor’s File No. 20101015016 records of San Juan County, Washington, from Jeffrey B Tilstra and Delaney Tilstra, Husband and Wife, as Grantor, to Routh Crabtree & Fennell, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. is a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for U.S. Bank N.A., and its successors and assigns as beneficiary. U.S. Bank, National Association is now the beneficiary of the deed of trust. The sale will be made without any warranty concerning the title to, or the condition of the property. 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 ofthe Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: i) Failure to pay the following amounts, now in arrears: Amount due to reinstate by July 19, 2013. Delinquent Monthly Payments Due from 4/1 /2011 through 7/1/2013: 23 payment(s) at $1,531.81 5 payment(s) at $1,991.15 Total: $45,187.38 Accrued Late Charges: $ 842.49 Other Fees: $200.00 Recoverable Balance: $3,672.50 TOTAL DEFAULT
IV The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: $275,795.09, together with interest from March 1, 2011 as provided in the note or other instrument, and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V The above described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on November 22, 2013. The payments, late charges, or other defaults must be cured by November 11, 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 on or before November 11, 2013 (11 days before the sale date) the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, or other defaults, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashier’s or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after November 11, 2013 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor, or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI A written notice of default was transmitted by the beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): Delaney Tilstra 24 Memory Lane East Sound, WA 98245 Jeffrey B Tilstra 24 Memory Lane East Sound, WA 98245 Delaney Tilstra P.O. Box 791 East Sound, WA 98245 Jeffrey B Tilstra P.O. Box 791 East Sound, WA 98245 by both first class and certified mail on March 13, 2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served on March 13, 2012, with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII The Trustee whose name and address are set forth 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 abovedescribed property.
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MISCELLANEOUS LEGAL NOTICES IX Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. If the Trustee’s Sale is set aside for any reason, the submitted bid will be forthwith returned without interest and the bidder will have no right to purchase the property. Recovery of the bid amount without interest constitutes the limit of the bidder’s recourse against the Trustee and/or the Beneficiary. XI NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS AND PARTIES WHO ARE GUARANTORS OF THE OBLIGATIONS SECURED BY THIS DEED OF TRUST: (1) The Guarantor may be liable for a deficiency judgment to the extent the sale price obtained at the Trustee’s Sale is less than the debt secured by the Deed of Trust; (2) The Guarantor has the same rights to reinstate the debt, cure the default, or repay the debt as is given to the grantor in order to avoid the trustee’s sale; (3) The Guarantor will have no right to redeem the property after the Trustee’s Sale; (4) Subject to such longer periods as are provided in the Washington Deed of Trust Act, Chapter 61.24 RCW, any action brought to enforce a guaranty must be commenced within one year after the Trustee’s Sale, or the last Trustee’s Sale under any deed of trust granted to secure the same debt; and (5) In any action for a deficiency, the Guarantor will have the right to establish the fair value of the property as of the date of the Trustee’s Sale, less prior liens and encumbrances, and to limit its liability for a deficiency to the difference between the debt and the greater of such fair value or the sale price paid at the Trustee’s Sale, plus interest and costs. XII NOTICE THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date on this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission: Telephone: (1-877-894-4663) Website: http://www.wshfc.org/buyers/counseling.htm The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development: Telephone: (1-800-569-4287) Website: http://www.hud.gov/offic-
es/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/index.cfm?webListAction=search&searchstate= WA&filterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys: Telephone: (1-800-606-4819) Website: http://nwjustice.org/whatclear DATE: July 11, 2013. BISHOP, WHITE, MARSHALL & WEIBEL, P.S., Successor Trustee /s/ William L. Bishop, Jr. William L. Bishop, Jr. 720 Olive Way, Suite 1201 Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 622-7527 State of Washington ss. County of King On this 11th day of July, 2013, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for the State of Washington, duly commissioned and sworn, personally appeared William L. Bishop, Jr., to me known to be an Officer of Bishop, White, Marshall & Weibel, P.S., the corporation that executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged the said instrument to be the free and voluntary act and deed of said corporation, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned, and on oath states that they are authorized to execute the said instrument. WITNESS my hand and official seal hereto affixed the day and year first above written. /s/ Emily Gronvold Emily Gronvold NOTARY PUBLIC in and for the State of Washington at King County My Appt. Exp: 7-20-2016 LEGAL NO. J499071 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. October 23, November 13, 2013. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Board of Commissioners for the Port of Lopez will hold a public hearing to present and discuss the adoption of its 2014 budget. The public hearing will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7:00p.m. at the Port’s airport building. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. LEGAL NO. J524467 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. November 6, 13, 2013. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE I NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Bishop, White, Marshall & Weibel, P.S. will on November 22, 2013 at 10:00 am in the lobby of the San Juan County Courthouse, 350 Court Street, in the City of Friday Harbor located at San Juan County, State of Washington, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, payable, at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in San Juan County, State of Washington, to-wit; LOT 7,’ OF ROSARIO ESTATES NO.2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN BOOK 2 OF PLATS, AT PAGES 29 AND 29A, IN THE OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR OF SAID COUNTY AND STATE. SITUATE IN SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated June 12, 2007, recorded June 15, 2007, under Auditor’s File No. 2007-0615017 records of San Juan County, Washington, from Dorothy D. Glaze, a Single Woman, as Grantor, to Pacific Northwest Title, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. is a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Homecomings Financial, LLC (F/K/A Homecomings Financial Network, Inc.) and its successors and assigns as beneficiary. This loan secured by this Deed of Trust was most recently modified by an instrument on July 24, 2010. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC is now the beneficiary of the deed of trust. The sale will be made without any warranty concerning the title to,
or the condition of the property. 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 ofthe Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: i) Failure to pay the following amounts, now in arrears: Amount due to reinstate by July 19, 2013 Delinquent Monthly Payments Due from 11/1/2012 through 7/1/2013: 9 payment(s) at $1130.32 Total: $10,172.88 Accrued Late Charges: $ 161.48 Corporate Advances: $9.15 Deferred Principle Balance: $92,929.57 TOTAL DEFAULT $103,279.28 IV The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: $254,117.96, together with interest from October 1, 2012 as provided in the note or other instrument, and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V The above described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on November 22, 2013. The payments, late charges, or other defaults must be cured by November 11, 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 on or before November 11, 2013 (11 days before the sale date) the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, or other defaults, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashier’s or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after November 11, 2013 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor, or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI A written notice of default was transmitted by the beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): Dorothy D. Glaze 550 Rosario Rd Eastsound, WA 98245 John Doe Unknown Spouse of Dorothy D. Glaze 550 Rosario Rd Eastsound, WA 98245 by both first class and certified mail on April 16, 2013, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served on April 17, 2013, with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII The Trustee whose name and address are set forth will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement ofall 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 abovedescribed property. IX Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. If the Trustee’s Sale is set aside for any reason, the submitted bid will be forthwith returned without interest and the bidder will have no right to purchase the property. Recovery of the bid amount without interest constitutes the limit of the bidder’s recourse against the Trustee and/or the Beneficiary XI NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS AND PARTIES WHO ARE GUARANTORS OF THE OBLIGATIONS SECURED BY THIS DEED OF TRUST: (1) The Guarantor may be liable for a deficiency judgment to the extent the sale price obtained at the Trustee’s Sale is less than the debt secured by the Deed of Trust; (2) The Guarantor has the same rights to reinstate the debt, cure the default, or repay the debt as is given to the grantor in order to avoid the trustee’s sale; (3) The Guarantor will have no right to redeem the property after the Trustee’s Sale; (4) Subject to such longer periods as are provided in the Washington Deed of Trust Act, Chapter 61.24 RCW, any action brought to enforce a guaranty must be commenced within one year after the Trustee’s Sale, or the last Trustee’s Sale under any deed of trust granted to secure the same debt; and (5) In any action for a deficiency, the Guarantor will have the right to establish the fair value of the property as of the date of the Trustee’s Sale, less prior liens and encumbrances, and to limit its liability for a deficiency to the difference between the debt and the greater of such fair value or the sale price paid at the Trustee’s Sale, plus interest and costs. XII NOTICE THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date on this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission: Telephone: (1-877-894-4663) Website: http://www.wshfc.org/buyers/counseling.htm The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development: Telephone: (1-800-569-4287) Website:
http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/index.cfm?webListAction=search&searchstate= WA&filterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys: Telephone: (1-800-606-4819) Website: http://nwjustice.org/whatclear DATE: July 10, 2013. BISHOP, WHITE, MARSHALL & WEIBEL, P.S., Successor Trustee /s/ William L. Bishop, Jr. William L. Bishop, Jr. 720 Olive Way, Suite 1201 Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 622-7527 State of Washington ss. County of King On this 10th day of July, 2013, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for the State of Washington, duly commissioned and sworn, personally appeared William L. Bishop, Jr., to me known to be an Officer of Bishop, White, Marshall & Weibel, P.S., the corporation that executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged the said instrument to be the free and voluntary act and deed of said corporation, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned, and on oath states that they are authorized to execute the said instrument. WITNESS my hand and official seal hereto affixed the day and year first above written. /s/ Mia E. Rogers Mia E. Rogers NOTARY PUBLIC in an for the State of Washington at King County My Appt. Exp: 02/29/16 LEGAL NO. J499939 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. October 23, November 13, 2013. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE I NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Bishop, White, Marshall & Weibel, P.S. will on December 6, 2013 at 10:00 am in the lobby of the San Juan County Courthouse, 350 Court Street, in the City of Friday Harbor located at San Juan County, State of Washington, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in San Juan County, State of Washington, to-wit; LOT 26, VIEW HAVEN, A PRIVATE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN VOLUME 3 OF PLATS, AT PAGES 45 AND 45A, IN THE OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR OF SAID COUNTY AND STATE. TOGETHER WITH A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE ROADS AND STREETS AS PLATTED AS A MEANS OF INGRESS AND EGRESS, FOR PRIVATE ROADWAY PURPOSES ONLY AS CREATED, DECLARED AND GRANTED IN THE DEDICATION OF THE PLAT FOR VIEW HAVEN, A PRIVATE SUBDIVISION. SITUATE IN SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated June 19,2008, recorded June 30, 2008, under Auditor’s File No. 2008 0630043 records of San Juan County, Washington, from Bryan M Griffith and Meredith M Griffith, Husband and Wife, as Grantor, to Washington Services, Inc., a Washington Corporation, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Washington Federal Savings as beneficiary. Washington Federal Savings is now known as Washington Federal. The sale will be made without any warranty concerning the title to, or the condition ofthe property. II No action commenced by the Beneficiary ofthe Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason ofthe Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III The default(s) for which this foreclo-
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MISCELLANEOUS LEGAL NOTICES sure is made is/are as follows: i) Failure to pay the following amounts, now in arrears: Amount due to reinstate by August 28, 2013. Delinquent Monthly Payments Due from 2/1/2013 through 8/1/2013: 7 payment(s) at $800.00 Total: $5,600.00 Late Charges: 7 late charge(s) at $40.00 for each monthly payment not made within 15 days of its due date Total Late Charges $280.00 TOTAL DEFAULT $5,580.00 IV The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: $81,686.30, together with interest from January 1, 2013 as provided in the note or other instrument, and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V The above described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on December 6, 2013. The payments, late charges, or other defaults must be cured by November 25, 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 on or before November 25, 2013 (11 days before the sale date) the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, or other defaults, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashier’s or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after November 25, 2013 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor, or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms ofthe obligation and/or Deed ofTrust, 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 addressees): Bryan M Griffith 322 View Haven Rd Eastsound, WA 98245 Meredith M Griffith 322 View Haven Rd Eastsound, WA 98245 Bryan M Griffith POBOX 2038 Eastsound, WA 98245 Meredith M Griffith PO BOX 2038 Eastsound, WA 98245 Bryan M Griffith 322 View Haven Eastsound, WA 98245 Meredith M Griffith 322 View Haven Eastsound, WA 98245 by both first class and certified mail on May 2, 2013, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served on May 3, 2013, with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII The Trustee whose name and address are set forth will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement ofall 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 abovedescribed property.
IX Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. If the Trustee’s Sale is set aside for any reason, the submitted bid will be forthwith returned without interest and the bidder will have no right to purchase the property. Recovery of the bid amount without interest constitutes the limit of the bidder’s recourse against the Trustee and/or the Beneficiary. XI NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS AND PARTIES WHO ARE GUARANTORS OF THE OBLIGATIONS SECURED BY THIS DEED OF TRUST: (I) The Guarantor may be liable for a deficiency judgment to the extent the sale price obtained at the Trustee’s Sale is less than the debt secured by the Deed of Trust; (2) The Guarantor has the same rights to reinstate the debt, cure the default, or repay the debt as is given to the grantor in order to avoid the trustee’s sale; (3) The Guarantor will have no right to redeem the property after the Trustee’s Sale; (4) Subject to such longer periods as are provided in the Washington Deed of Trust Act, Chapter 61.24 RCW, any action brought to enforce a guaranty must be commenced within one year after the Trustee’s Sale, or the last Trustee’s Sale under any deed of trust granted to secure the same debt; and (5) In any action for a deficiency, the Guarantor will have the right to establish the fair value of the property as of the date of the Trustee’s Sale, less prior liens and encumbrances, and to limit its liability for a deficiency to the difference between the debt and the greater of such fair value or the sale price paid at the Trustee’s Sale plus interest and costs. DATE: August 28, 2013. BISHOP, WHITE, MARSHALL & WEIBEL, P.S., Successor Trustee by: /s/ William L. Bishop, Jr. 720 Olive Way, Suite 1201 Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 622-7527 State of Wash ington ss. County of King On this 28th day of August, 2013, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for the State of Washington, duly commissioned and sworn, personally appeared William L. Bishop, Jr., to me known to be an Officer of Bishop, White, Marshall & Weibel, P.S., the corporation that executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged the said instrument to be the free and voluntary act and deed of said corporation, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned, and on oath states that they are authorized to execute the said instrument. WITNESS my hand and official seal hereto affixed the day and year first above written. /s/ Emily Gronvold Name: Emily Gronvold NOTARY PUBLIC in and for the State of Washington at King County My Appt. Exp: 7/20/2016 LEGAL NO. J526423 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. November 13, December 4, 2013.
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. TS No.: WA-13-547798-SH APN No.: 271154012000 Title Order No.: 130069745-WA-MSO Grantor(s): LESLE EASTMAN, EDWARD EASTMAN Grantee(s): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR NATIONPOINT, A DIV. OF FFFC, AN OP. SUB. OF MLBandT CO., FSB Deed of Trust Instrument/Reference No.: 2007 0614023 I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, the undersigned Trustee, will on 12/13/2013, 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 cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the time of sale the following described real property, situated in the County of SAN JUAN, State of Washington, to-wit: LOT 12, LOS ARBOLES DE OREAS, A PRIVATE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN VOLUME 4 OF PLATS, AT PAGE 5, IN THE OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR OF SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON BEING KNOWN AS 31 TERRI LANE, EASTSOUND, WA 98245. More commonly known as: 31 TERRI LN, EASTSOUND, WA 98245 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 5/15/2007, recorded 6/14/2007, under 2007 0614023 records of SAN JUAN County, Washington, from LESLE C EASTMAN AND EDWARD A EASTMAN, WIFE AND HUSBAND, as Grantor(s), to ROCKWOOD TITLE and SETTLEMENT GROUP, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR NATIONPOINT, A DIV. OF FFFC, AN OP. SUB. OF MLBandT CO., FSB, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR NATIONPOINT, A DIV. OF FFFC, AN OP. SUB. OF MLBandT CO., FSB (or by its successors-in-interest and/or assigns, if any), to U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR TO LASALLE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MERRILL LYNCH FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-4. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust/Mortgage. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: $50,082.52 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $333,542.24, together with interest as provided in the Note from the 1/1/2012, 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 12/13/2013. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 12/2/2013 (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 12/2/2013 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashiers or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank.
The sale may be terminated any time after the 12/2/2013 (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 LESLE C EASTMAN AND EDWARD A EASTMAN, WIFE AND HUSBAND ADDRESS 31 TERRI LN, EASTSOUND, WA 98245 by both first class and certified mail, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. These requirements were completed as of 5/7/2013. 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 Trustee’s sale. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission: Toll-free: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877-894-4663) or Web site: 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 Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Dated: AUG. 13, 2013 Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, as Trustee By: Tricia Moreno, Assistant Secretary Trustee’s Mailing Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington C/O Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 645-7711 Trustee’s Physical Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington 19735 10th Avenue NE, Suite N-200 Poulsbo, WA 98370 (866) 645-7711 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Or Login to: http://wa.qualityloan.com TS No.: WA-13-547798-SH A-4407549 11/13/2013, 12/04/2013 LEGAL NO. J524598 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. November 13, December 4, 2013. SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR KING COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF THURMAN BOND, Deceased. No. 13-4-11345-4 SEA NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) BARTON D. LANDSMAN has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent that arose before the decedent’s death must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorneys at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented with the later of: (a) Thirty (30) days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: October 30, 2013. Attorneys for Personal Representative: Jennifer H. McAuliffe, WSBA #39587 Jennifer 1. Jones, WSBA #45289 Dorsey & Whitney LLP 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6100 Seattle, WA QSJ04 Legal No. J523008 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. October 30, November 6, 13, 2013.
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Students united for wetlands sake Students from three islands teamed up to help restore wetland habitat at San Juan County Land Bank’s Beaverton Valley Marsh property. The 14 students in the 4-6th grade class at Salmonberry School on Orcas Island and 10 students from Spring Street International School’s 7th grade science class met up last week for the first in what will be a series of environmental stewardship and community service projects. “I was amazed to see how quickly and easily the kids from our two schools encompassing such a wide age span bonded around this important environmental project,” said Paul Freedman, Salmonberry School program director. “There was an infectious spirit and a camaraderie about their work.” The Land Bank acquired the Beaverton Valley Marsh property, home to one of the largest expanses of critical wetland habitat in the county, some years ago. It has been coordinating volunteer efforts in an attempt to reclaim the monoculture canary reed grass cattle pasture, and to reintroduce the kind of diverse plant species needed to attract birds and other wildlife to restore the ecosystem around this important watershed. Spring
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Students from Spring Street and Salmonberry schools join forces to help restore the Land Bank’s Beaverton Valley Marsh.
Street students began planting willows and other shrubs in the marsh two years ago. But partnering with Salmonberry kids seemed to make sense because of the enormity of the project, Spring Street science teacher Sharon Massey said. For the students, a chance to get muddy and wet made a “school day” all the better. “It was fun to meet kids from another school and work on an important project like this together,” said Salmonberry 6th-grader Sophia Kobayashi. “We all got wet and muddy and had a great time, but we also felt very proud of our work.” Freedman said future collaborations are possible and that the two schools share a similar philosophy. “We need to keep kids invested in real work and then integrate that with their book studies,” he said.
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