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A mysterious creature in our midst by CALI BAGBY Staff reporter
They are the vampires of the sea, roaming our waters at night and drinking blood. They feed off even the most formidable of ocean predators: sharks. “Basically they are tougher than sharks,” said Mary Moser. For scientists like Moser, these blood-sucking eel-like fish called lamprey are fascinating to study. Little is known about the vampireesque creatures despite the fact that they are the oldest fish found in the Columbia River system, appearing in the fossil record 450 million years ago. When Moser speaks at elementary schools about lamprey, she usually says, “Imagine back when dinosaurs were roaming the earth, lamprey fed on dinosaurs.” She describes the fish as super primitive, living on the planet way before the dinosaurs. Viewing lamprey today is like looking back into history, watching the past and the present collide. Moser is a fisheries biologist with the NOAA Fisheries and Confederated Tribes Umatilla
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Above: Adult lamprey spawning in the South Fork Coquille River. At right: The formidable mouth of a lamprey. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo Indian Reservation. She has studied lampreys for decades. Once lampreys were abundant along the West Coast of the United States. The fish, which looks like a creature from a sci-fi flick, has smooth and slimy skin and numerous teeth appearing in a circular swirl adapted for clinging and sucking. They can reach 30 inches in length and weigh over a pound. Making these terrifyinglooking fish appear even more
insidious is their feeding practice. They make holes in the sides of their prey and feed on blood and body fluids for hours, days or even weeks. Large fish can survive a lamprey feeding with just a circular scar left behind. “I think they’re cute, but other people hate them,” Moser said. She understands that the fact that they drink blood may make them a hard sell with certain crowds. She explained to the
Sounder that unlike other parasites that destroy their hosts, lamprey often just “sip a little blood.” The fact that they are parasites has been harmful to their image, added Moser. For instance, in the Great Lakes region sea lamprey were introduced to the waters and wreaked havoc on the ecosystem because they were not native. Sea
Controversial Christmas Eve traffic stop Friday Harbor Deputy pulls over trailer with holiday carolers and alleged verbal altercation ensues by SCOTT RASMUSSEN Journal editor
San Juan County’s top law enforcement official issued a statement Tuesday defending his officers and department in the wake of a controversial traffic stop in downtown Friday Harbor on Christmas Eve. On that night, a San Juan Island man was pulled over near the ferry landing parking lot shortly before 6 p.m. while driving a trailer decorated with Christmas lights and lined with hay bales, and which carried more than a dozen holiday carolers, including several children. The ensuing verbal exchange between the driver and San Juan County Deputy Felix Menjivar who pulled him over quickly became
heated and, according to several witnesses, that dispute nearly escalated into an altercation. Witnesses say that at one point the deputy lunged at the driver, but was restrained by a second officer who arrived at the scene shortly after the trailer was pulled over. The party of revelers were all ordered to stand against the wall of a nearby convenience store while the deputies conducted their investigation, according to one witness. To read a letter to the editor from the deputy involved in this incident, see page 4. San Juan County Sheriff Rob Nou said the driver was stopped for allowing people to ride on a trailer and for operating a vehicle without signal lights, taillights and without brake lights. He acknowledged that the traffic stop
“unfortunately” erupted into a confrontation between the deputy and driver. “As your law enforcement officers, we have a fundamental duty to protect life and property,” Nou said. “We also have a duty to enforce the law. This includes the enforcement of traffic laws. This was a traffic stop that needed to happen – not to dampen the Christmas spirit, but to try to prevent a Christmas tragedy.” No traffic tickets were issued and the man was allowed to drive the trailer home, under police escort, Nou said. Still, it’s not the first time this year that the Sheriff ’s department has become the target of
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lamprey virtually exterminated lake trout in some of the lakes. Unlike sea lamprey, Pacific lamprey are native to the Puget Sound and beyond and may have a positive effect on our ecosystems. The current distribution of the Pacific lamprey in Western
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#1 Seahawks fans Student Eric Eagan in PLU honor band Eric Eagan, a senior at Orcas High School, has come a long way since he started playing clarinet in the fifth grade. One of two clarinetists with the Orcas High School Band, Eagan has been accepted to attend the 2014 Pacific Lutheran University Northwest High School Honor Band on Jan. 10 and 11. This is the 25th Anniversary of this renowned workshop for accomplished high school musicians. The Northwest High School Honor Bands feature music performed by some of the finest high school musicians from Idaho, Oregon and Washington. These outstanding high school students are recommended for participation in the event by their high
Dr. Steven Bailey and Mary Lou Padbury won the Sounder’s “Biggest Seahawks Fan” photo contest. They received a $50 gift certificate to Island Market. It’s no surprise to anyone who knows Dr. Bailey and 92-year-old Padbury (pictured above) that they are huge football fans. “I’m wearing my sweatshirt until they WIN the Super Bowl,” Padbury said.
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Student Eric Eagan and Band Director Darren Dix. school band directors, and the concert is a culmination of two days of intense rehearsals with guest clinicians. “A record 87 high schools submitted more than 600 nominations,” said Darren
Dix, Orcas High School Band Teacher. “And from those nominations only 180 students were selected for two 90-student bands. So this is a great honor for Eric to be accepted. I also want to thank the Music
Advocacy Group for their contribution to Eric’s fees for this event.” The guest clinicians for the Honor Bands are Thomas J. O’Neal, associate professor of music at the University of Missouri and Scott-Lee Atchison, assistant director of bands and director of athletic bands at the University of Kentucky. Eagan will be rehearsing with other students and there will be two concerts on Jan. 11. Both concerts will be in Lagerquist Concert Hall on the Pacific Lutheran University campus. A 5 p.m. concert will feature the Concert Band, and the Symphonic Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and seating is first come, first served for both concerts.
Poetry workshop Toe-tappin’ music JoEllen Moldoff is presenting “Poets Teaching Poets,” on six Tuesdays starting Jan. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Orcas Island Library. This class is for poets and lovers of poetry. Students will continue to explore the work of a different contemporary poet each week: reading poems, discussing craft and responding with their own writing. In collaboration with others, the group will gain insights into how the poems work. In addition, there will be time in class for beginning new poems, as well as assignments each week. All are welcome – experienced and beginning writers alike. The fee is $20, for copying costs and a donation to the library. There is no pre-registration.
Brush off the winter blues, relax after the busy holiday season, and come join JP and the OK Rhythm Boys at their first performance of the new year! JP and the “boys” will be playing at Random Howse Restaurant in Eastsound on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. JP and the OK Rhythm Boys features the fine, fiery, sweet and swinging fid-
dling of JP Wittman, ably backed by Gordon Koenig and Anita Orne on bass and guitar (and occasional mandolin, banjo, ukulele, and saw). They all sing, in soaring three-part harmonies, as well. The evening promises to be a grand one, with plenty of swing tunes, waltzes and hoedowns, jazz standards and originals, toetappers and tear-inducers.
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Save the date: Shakespeare Fest The search for superintendent With each passing year, the Shakespeare Festival has grown. Now in its third year, the chamber-sponsored event is from March 18 to 22. There will be live performances, vendors, food and entertainment in the Village Green, a parade through Eastsound and lots of costumes. This year’s festival is directed by Robert Hall with help from a crew of volunteers, actors and artists. The event was originally launched to bring more visitors to the island during the off season. Here is a sampling of the offerings: • Jake Perrine is directing the comedy “Complete Works of William Shakespeare” at Random Howse from March 18 to 20. • The Seattle Shakespeare Company will present “Romeo and Juliet” for Orcas High School students on March 21 and “Othello” at Orcas Center on March 22. • The festival is partnering with Orcas Crossroads to bring in a professor from George Washington University for a lecture on March 21. Ayanna Thompson will present “Othello in the 21st Century: To Perform or Not to Perform?” at 7:30 p.m. at Orcas Center. “Othello is the best-known black character in Shakespeare’s plays, a traditional role
Free meal at OCS It’s that time of year again to join with your friends and neighbors to meet at Orcas Christian School for community dinners. These free, all-you-can-eat meals will happen on the second Tuesday of January, February and March from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The first dinner on Tuesday, January 14, will feature Asian food: egg drop soup, egg foo yung, Asian noodles, eggrolls, fried rice, Asian salad, fortune cookies and jasmine tea. The gym will also be open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Writers’ Roundtable The next Writers’ Roundtable is on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Orcas Library. The topic is “Pie in the Sky Adventures: From Inspiration to Publication.” Teri and Don Murray, Orcas Island residents and authors of “Pie in the Sky Adventures,” will share their experiences of writing and producing their book – from memoir class, to writing in longhand at the kitchen table (“effortless and steady three days of writing”) to several years of work on the project, culminating in publication as an ebook and POD print this year.
Members of the Orcas Island School District Board are beginning their search for a new superintendent and want community input on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the school library. You may also give feedback through an anonymous survey at: https:// www.surveymonkey.com/s/SJ5HHHV. The online survey will remain open until Jan. 15. Superintendent Search Consultant Rich Parker will be at the meeting to hear ideas. Some questions to consider: What are the strengths of the school district? What challenges/issues do you see ahead? What are the skills that are desirable in a new superintendent?
Handful of chickenpox cases reported on Orcas by COLLEEN SMITH ARMSTRONG
of dignity for black actors,” says Thompson. “But racial stereotypes of the 17th century create some discomfort among 21st century audiences.” The lecture will explore historical and contemporary performances of the play in light of this discomfort. • March 22 will begin with a parade along North Beach Road, and there will be vendors on the Village Green from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Watch the Sounder for more details.
Swing dance class Local instructors are offering their dance class on Monday, Jan. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Oddfellows Hall. They will be teaching East Coast swing (jitterbug) and do a review of waltz and rumba. Instruction is at 7 p.m. and dancing is at 8 p.m. Class is free and no partner is needed. For more info, call Bill at 376-8857 or Jean at 376-6549.
Keeping soil warm The topic of the next garden club meeting is “Keeping the Soil Warm”
on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. in the Madrona Room of Orcas Center. Speakers Linden Staciokas and Ted Sponsel live and garden half the year in Alaska and have lots of experience at warming up the soil (think tomatoes on Orcas). Staciokas writes a gardening column in the Fairbanks Daily NewsMiner. She also writes for American Horticulturist and for Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s “Tantalizing Tomatoes” hand book. For further information see www.orcasislandgardenclub.org.
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Kaleidoscope Preschool and Childcare Center has had seven cases of possible chickenpox since the first outbreak on Dec. 14. One teacher is also infected. Shortly after the first incident, 11 children were immunized at Kaleidoscope in Eastsound. Two of those kids, who were thought to have contracted chickenpox, were later deemed to have had a negative reaction to the immunization. Doctors cleared them to return to school. According to Kaleidoscope director Amber Paulsen, all un-immunized kids have to stay out of the pre-school for 21 days after each new case. “This isn’t about whether or not you believe in immunization,” Paulsen said. “It’s about how much time you can miss from work (by not having childcare).” Chickenpox is a common illness caused by the varicella-zoster virus and results in a blister-like rash, fatigue and fever. It typically lasts five to 10 days. It is most common in children, but most people will get chickenpox at some point in their lives if they have not had the vaccine. The disease can spread easily. You can get it from an infected person who sneezes, coughs or shares food or drinks. You can also get it if you touch the fluid from a
chickenpox blister. San Juan County Health and Community Services reports that those with the virus are contagious one to two days before a rash is visible and until all of the blisters scab over. If a person is exposed to chickenpox, it takes 10 to 21 days to develop a rash. Paulsen’s son Jaxon began showing spots on Dec. 28. Ten days prior, he had received the immunization shot. “His case would have been a lot worse if he didn’t have that shot,” Paulsen said. “He probably has 200 pox on him.” County health nurse Joanne Runyan says the best defense is a varicella immunization. The two-dose vaccination is administered at 12-15 months of age and then again at four to six years old. Adults and kids over 13 get two doses that are four to eight weeks apart. “This live vaccine is safe and provides long-lasting immunity,” Runyan said. “The most common side effects are soreness at the immunization site and a slight fever. One out of 25 people may also get a mild chickenpox-like rash.” To contact the county health department, call 378-4474. To reach Paulsen at Kaleidoscope, call 376-2484. For more information about chickenpox, visit www. cdc.com.
GO DIGITAL OR GO DARK! SAVE THE SEAVIEW THEATRE! Movies have been produced on film for over 100 years. Beginning in 2014, however, all major studios will be switching to digital. The new digital projectors and required sound equipment are very expensive – around $60,000. SeaView theatre owner John Mount has worked for 52 years to provide a movie-going experience on Orcas Island. A group called The Friends of the SeaView Theatre is working to raise funds to keep the business open. John’s half-century of dedication to Seaview Theatre is a labor of love. He barely covers operating expenses through ticket sales and concessions. The SeaView Theatre needs your help and we can’t do it alone!
THREE WAYS TO HELP: 1) Go to our website and donate 2) Join The Friends of the SeaView Theatre 3) Offer your services in exchange for an award The SeaView Theatre needs your support. We can’t do it alone! http://igg.me/at/savetheseaviewtheatre Call Donna Laslo at 378-7527 for more information.
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e trust them to serve and protect. But what happens when a group of people claim a police officer abused his power? It is hard to know exactly what occurred on Dec. 24 in downtown Friday Harbor. Officer Felix Menjivar says he was just doing his job. But a handful of witnesses are claiming the deputy acted inappropriately aggressive while stopping a trailer loaded up with carolers. It’s been the topic of heated discussion in our online papers. We understand Menjivar was adhering to traffic laws and hoping to prevent a tragedy. Yet one witness recounted, “The other officer held the lunging officer back with two arms on him and his head down like a blocker for the Seahawks, I repeat, held him back as if in a barroom brawl, but this officer has a weapon. I have never seen such wanton lack of training or professionalism from an armed officer.” This isn’t the first time complaints have been voiced against the sheriff’s department. In 2006, Menjivar, along with another deputy, was involved in an altercation with two Lopez brothers. At a town hall meeting in Friday Harbor last spring, a handful of citizens brought up routine traffic stops for minor infractions and displeasure over deputy decorum during those stops. At the time, San Juan County Sheriff Rob Nou said personnel complaints are handled on a case-by-case basis, not in public forums. We don’t agree with the name-calling featured in some of the community’s online discussions of this incident. However, we do hope Sheriff Nou takes an in-depth look at the conduct of his deputies. We can’t know all the details of these incidents, but when a group of people make these kind of accusations, it’s time to pay attention. We rely on officers of the law to diffuse – not escalate – potentially dangerous situations.
Public meetings Committee, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Deer Harbor Community Center. • Board meeting of the Cemetery District at the Orcas Library, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Rescheduled from its regular meeting day.
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Deputy responds I was appointed to the Traffic Safety Position in the middle of 2013. I have also gained the most stringent certification of drug recognition expert. In addition, I am the only currently trained collision reconstructionist. This county was having at least one or two major injury or fatal collisions per year. Those collisions almost always involved an impaired driver, speeding and no safety belts. Before the DUI emphasis patrols, most of our DUI arrests were post-collision. Now we are arresting the impaired drivers before they get the chance to hurt a member of the community or themselves. My enforcement actions will not stop. I have spoken with Sheriff Nou and will continue to arrest the impaired driver, I will stop the speeder, the person talking with the cellphone to their ear, the person not wearing their safety belts, or not stopping at stop signs. I will address the vehicle equipment violations, especially the lack of tail lights and brake lights. This I do for the safety of the community as a whole. I do not make the laws and I am not the venue to rant and rave about them. For those few who do not agree with the law, then contact your legislators – they make the law. I took an oath to uphold all of the laws; I don’t have the luxury to agree or disagree with them. In addition, my family is being verbally attacked both in person and online. My wife and kids are now being publicly questioned for my enforcement actions of Christmas Eve. There is a small but loud group of people in this county that believe they should not be subjected to the laws of the state of Washington because they live here or were born here, I hear it on a regular basis at my traffic stops. They firmly believe we have better things to do than to bother them. The good old boy system is gone. All of the deputies in the state of Washington are trained by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, and they mandate the highest ethical and moral standards of the officers they certify. To those who cowardly attack my family because of what I am required to do, you should be
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ashamed. If anyone has a problem with my duties, then address them to my supervisors and not my family. My family and I did not surrender our civil rights when I became a deputy. For those who quietly come to us and tell us that they feel bad for what is happening, thank you for your concern. Stand up for what you believe and do not let the loud few make policy for the entire county. Whoever you are and whatever you do – do it correctly, using the proper venues. Stop the personal attack, the rumor mongering and the downright viciousness. Felix Menjivar San Juan Island
Giving Tree thank you The Giving Tree would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who helped provide for our local children for Christmas, everyone who picked a child’s tag and shopped, made a monetary donation, or simply just dropped off a toy donation. Every child was taken care of. We had just over 200 children this year, a little up from last year. There were still several tags on the tree just seven days before Christmas, but the monetary donations that we received made it possible to shop for those children. We live in an incredible place – a very compassionate, giving and generous place. Thank you to all for what you do. The Giving Tree Judi Lindgren, Erin O’Dell, Amber Paulsen
A tribute to Walt I used to see you walk slowly on your neighborhood rounds Saw your limp and thought you
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were an old codger Later, I learned that you had been hit by a car Your limp was the result I’m glad you stayed around Walt, for me to meet you And enjoy your beautiful Being! You were always such a gentleman Very tolerant of other species too, including humans! A big guy with a Big Heart! Soulful eyes I can still feel your curly coat beneath my fingers I know that now your body is young again and running free Catching the wind in your silky coat Smiling that Knowing smile that you had here amongst us On your sweet precious face I will miss you Walt You are Pure Light now Walt And I know that we will meet again Dear Friend Spirit Eagle Eastsound
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TEMPERATURES, RAINFALL High Low Precip 44 41 — 46 42 .22 45 41 .05 46 42 .55 44 35 .20 42 34 — 40 30 — Precipitation in December: 3.06” Precipitation in 2013: 28.36” Reported by John Willis, Olga SUNRISE, SUNSET Sunrise Sunset 8:02 a.m. 4:36 p.m. 8:01 a.m. 4:37 p.m. 8:01 a.m. 4:38 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 4:40 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 4:41 p.m. 7:59 a.m. 4:42 p.m. 7:58 a.m. 4:44 p.m.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day New features on WSF site celebration in Eastsound
Join hosts Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz for a celebratory event honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Emmanuel Parish Hall in Eastsound on Sunday, Jan. 19 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. This is a community event, free and open to the public. Donations to cover the rental of the space are welcome. Any donations beyond the cost of the rental will
benefit two local nonprofits, Helping Hands Noramise and the Orcas Island Food Bank. All are invited to bring a poem, song, personal thought, or short reading from one of Dr. King’s speeches to share. Snacks and beverages are welcome, and will also be provided. For more information, contact Sharon Abreu at 376-5773 or sharmuse@ gmail.com.
Orcas man is contesting development violations by SCOTT RASMUSSEN Journal editor
An Orcas Island man is contesting two criminal convictions for violating local development rules for his use of a building constructed on his property without permits and without a county-approved sewage disposal system. In late November, Friday Harbor attorney Lawrence Delay filed an appeal in San Juan County Superior Court on behalf of his client, Errol Charles Speed. He was convicted by a jury in September of unlawful use or maintenance of an unpermitted structure, a misdemeanor, and of failure to have an approved sewage disposal system, also a misdemeanor, at the conclusion of a trial in District Court. Speed was sentenced on Nov. 6 to 90 days in jail with 90 days suspended for two years on each count, and fined $1,000 with $750 suspended for two years on each count as well. He was ordered by Judge Stewart Andrew to obtain county approval on the sewage system within 120 days and to submit the necessary paperwork for the building to comply with local regulations within 60 days. Two other misdemeanors brought against Speed in connection with the case, unlawful occupancy of a building and making false or misleading statements to a public servant, were dismissed by Andrew after the jury failed to reach a unanimous decision on either. Criminal prosecution is an exception rather than the rule when disputes over land-use or code violations arise, according to Prosecuting Attorney Randy Gaylord. The county attempts to resolve such disputes first through education and information about
local regulations, he said, and by seeking voluntary compliance from the presumed offender. But in those circumstances where rules are being flouted and interactions become adversarial, Gaylord said the county will pursue compliance through criminal charges. The county first sent Speed a notice of violation in early January of 2012 but didn’t inspect the building until obtaining a search warrant in October. Criminal charges were filed in November. In mid-December, the Freedom Foundation aired a video entitled “Tales of Tyranny – The Errol Speed Story,” in which he said no one ever asked to see the property. Delay declined to comment on the appeal, and referred to a legal “brief ” that will be filed with the court by Jan. 10 for information about the cause for challenging the convictions in higher court. Gaylord said that Speed requested and was granted a “stay” by Judge Andrew in filing for permits while the appeal is under consideration of the court. In the district court case,
Speed argued the building was constructed under provisions of the county owner/builder program as an accessory agricultural building, and that because it was under 1,000 squarefeet in size, it was exempt from needing a permit. In addition, he argued that county officials conducted an illegal inspection of his Minnow Creek Road property by relying on aerial photos to obtain a search warrant. At trial, prosecutors argued that the building was used as a residence, and submitted photographs showing it was furnished with a bed, couch, kitchen, wood stove, dining table, and constructed with skylights and solar panels, and with an attached deck, measured 1,332 square-feet in size. In the online video, Foundation Property Rights Director Glen Morgan asserts in prosecuting Speed that local officials “overcriminalized what should be minor infractions” and that the sheriff, prosecuting attorney and district court judge decided to “criminalize poverty in San Juan County.”
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Washington State Ferries is piloting a new terminal conditions page that provides an estimate of available vehicle spaces on the vessel for an upcoming sailing as well as a live video feed. Ferry customers can view the number of vehicle spaces available for any terminal that collects vehicle fares. Go to http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/, click on “Terminal Conditions.”
Plane accident on Shaw Island
Members of the Shaw Island Emergency Medical Service and Fire Department responded to an aircraft crash at the island’s landing strip on Jan. 3 around 4 p.m. According to the San Juan Sheriff 's Office, a single engine aircraft with one male onboard was involved in an unknown incident during landing. The pilot was airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital in Bellingham by Airlift Northwest with undetermined injuries.
Orcas Has Talent is back Performers, it's time to get your act together for Orcas Has Talent 2014. The adult auditions and Orcas Has Talent Junior competition will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Grange and the Finale Show is at Orcas Center on Feb. 8. Orcas Has Talent is a feel good competition that showcases local singers, dancers, musicians, comedians and performers of all kinds. There is a panel of entertaining mentors but the winner will be chosen by audience vote and will take home a $500 cash prize. The junior winner takes home $50 and gets the chance to compete with the adults. All net proceeds from the event will benefit the island youth leadership program Point Blank. For more information or to register, email email@example.com.
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TRAFFIC FROM 1 criticism for the conduct of its deputies during traffic stops. A multitude of complaints about overzealous enforcement and unprofessional conduct were aired during a three-hour town hall in March, in which Nou declined to discuss specifics of any particular case or incident, or matters involving personnel, in a public forum. At that time he encouraged anyone with
a complaint to seek him for a discussion of the issue in private. Nou said the Christmas Eve traffic stop is under review. “I am reviewing the incident, and the conduct of all involved,” he said. “If you witnessed this stop, I would appreciate hearing from you.” To read a guest opinion of what occurred on Dec. 24, go to http://www.sanju anj our n al . c om / o pin ion/237988371.html.
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Vikings kick off the new year by MARTY ZIER Sports contributor
The Viking girls basketball team competed in a two-day tournament in Darrington at the end of December, coming away with two wins. The Lady Vikings played Tulalip Heritage in what appeared to be an easy win as the Vikings cruised to a 23-point lead in the third quarter. However, the game ended in overtime with Orcas sneaking away with a
70-66 win. “Tulalip is a very good team, very physical, and they run and gun,” Coach Gregg Sasan said. “We gave away a big lead. We quit shooting and got satisfied, but the girls stepped up in overtime. We had nice balance in scoring with Bella Nigretto with 12, Alicia Susol 13 and Shelby Rogers 18. I was pretty happy with that.” The next morning the Lady Vikings beat
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Shorewood Christian 49-45. “We were tired, very tired, after sleeping in the gym at Darrington,” Sasan said. “Even though we were exhausted, it was really good for us to get in more games. Hannah Gaydos had 16 points and Alicia Susol had 15.” The Ladies lost on Jan. 4 to the Coupeville Wolves 50-44, in a game the Vikings kept close all quarters. The Wolves combined height in the paint and consistent outside shooting. “They are a larger 1A school, very physical, but we expected that. We did
not box out well and did not hit our buckets. We did not finish well despite having open looks,” said Sasan. “Scoring again was fairly even with Alicia Susol with 13, Hannah Gaydos 11, Shelby Rogers 8 and Bella Nigretto with 6.” The girls play LaConner on Jan. 10. The Viking boys team lost to Tulalip Heritage 72-41 and the next day lost to Shorewood Christian 91-54 the last weekend in December. On Jan. 4, the boys traveled to Coupeville and lost to the Wolves 84-37.
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sediment and don’t usually respond to electrofishing. When they get a shock they tend to stay in the sediment. “But this is not all that surprising, since they seem to prefer lake-river systems or larger rivers,” said Russel Barsh, director of Kwiaht. He added that they have never found a lamprey attached to a juvenile salmon here and they have handled over 3,000 salmon. The absence of lampreys may have a negative affect on other species like salmon. When populations of lamprey are high they can act as a buffer that helps salmon populations to rise. From seals to orcas to sturgeon, many predators big and small have the potential to feed on lamprey, taking the pressure off juvenile salmon. Moser said there is no scientific data to prove that lamprey can help bolster the salmon population, but it’s a concept worth considering when you look at declining lamprey numbers. “They are like a really high energy bar for fish,” said Moser about lamprey.
Washington includes most large rivers and streams along the coast and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Moser said they are passing through on their way to streams on the mainland. According to research documents, Pacific lampreys have been commonly observed throughout the Salish Sea since they were first reported here in 1881, but their abundance and distribution have declined significantly throughout their range over the past three decades. Lamprey records do not exist for the Salish Sea, but the fish probably occurs in most major river systems throughout the region. The Lopez-based laboratory Kwiaht and the Wild Fish Conservancy conducted extensive seining and electrofishing in San Juan County streams from 2004 to 2010 and did not encounter any species of lamprey. Moser said lampreys are very difficult to locate because they live in silty
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Vikings fans are passionate in their “Blue Crew” T-shirts. Head Coach Josh Mayson percentage of outside shots. was forced to start a young According to Mayson, lineup, including three the young lineup was due freshman against the 1A to a number of Vikings Wolves with only seniors either missing practices or Jack Gates and Jack Russillo being ill over the holiday starting. break. Gates scored 20 while The Wolves played a Russillo scored 4. complete game, controlling The Vikings play in the paint, feeding inside LaConner on Jan. 10. shots and hitting a good “Historically lamprey were super abundant.” Lampreys are also super producers; females can lay over 100,000 eggs, compared to salmon that lay from 2,000 to 5,000 eggs. Moser said there are no scientific records tracking lamprey through the centuries but oral history from Indian tribes describe large populations in the Columbia and Snake River from the turn of the century until the middle of the 1900s. Harvest opportunities started dropping off in the middle of the 20th Century. According to a recent press release by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, threats to Pacific lamprey may include dams, stream degradation, poor water quality and impacts of climate change. Due to these threats the FWS is launching the Pacific Lamprey Conservation Initiative to improve the status of Pacific lamprey throughout their range by helping implement research and conservation actions. According to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, the Pacific lamprey has little economic value in the Pacific Northwest, but “tribal people harvested these fish for subsistence, ceremonial, and medicinal purposes.” Moser said lampreys are just as important to tribes as salmon. For Columbia Basin tribes, lamprey is considered a “first food.” “It was eaten as a ceremonial meal,” she said. “Lamprey has a place at the table with deer and salmon and huckleberries.” Moser has gotten up close with the fish, from handling it to even tasting lamprey meat. Due to the mucousy and slippery tex-
ture of lamprey, one has to wear damp cotton gloves, and despite how terrifying a lamprey may look, Moser has never seen one try to bite a human. As for the taste of lamprey? Moser said, “It’s a strong flavor, oily kind of dense flesh ... it’s good.” As for the extinction of lamprey, Moser is optimistic that these fish will endure. “Part of the reason they have survived this far is that they are super flexible,” she said. For instance, lampreys must swim upstream to spawn, so they developed suction-like mouths to hold onto rocks to help complete the journey. Both male and female lampreys construct their “spawning” nests also by moving stones with their mouths. Lampreys have also found a way to survive in both salt water and in freshwater. Even more mysterious, lampreys do not have stomachs. Instead, food goes from the esophagus to intestines. In late winter, the lampreys’ sexual reproductive system grows, their intestines shrink and they live off stored fat. Looking at other animals that have gone extinct, Moser added that many of those creatures required a narrow set of conditions. When their environment was disturbed those animals could not adapt, but lampreys have a much broader suite of what they can do and where they can live. “We are not putting them in front of obstacles they never had to deal with,” she said. “They have been able to make it, and it is because they have the ability to adapt, to change.”
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nuclear-free – making it unlawful for any person, cial purposes and, according to the Associated business or governmental agency to possess, use, Press, projects that as many as 7,500 commercial Despite its preeminence in the aerospace test, deploy or store nuclear weapons, or to man- drones could be operating in U.S. airspace as industry, Washington is not among the six ufacture components for nuclear weapons, and soon as five years from the point they gain access states recently selected by the Federal Aviation it gave local authorities broad powers to enforce to the skies across the country. Drum said the “drone-free-zone” declaration the law in the event of a violation. Administration to develop test sites for drones. Deputy Criminal Prosecutor Charlie Silverman is intended to signify the community’s displeaThis will probably come as welcome news for said that he cannot recall a single case involving sure and frustration with the expanded use of almost everyone living on Waldron Island. the “nuclear weapons-free zone” in the nearly unmanned aircraft for military purposes and At a community meeting in November, resi- County San Juan dents of the sixth-largest island in San Juan 30 years that the ordinance has been on the for domestic surveillance as well, and with the County voted in overwhelming numbers to books. But unlike nuclear weapons, which could anti-democratic policies that they represent. declare Waldron a “drone-free zone.” Of the 20 be viewed as a tangible threat to public safety, Especially when, he added, congressional leaders Silverman doubts the county would have juris- are making cuts to beneficial public programs, people in attendance at the Nov. 9135 meeting, the Street, Rhone P.O. Box 947, Friday Harbor, WA. 98250 declaration was ratified by 16, rejected by two, diction to regulate what comes and goes in the like education, research and unemployment ben(360) 378-2354 | (360) | Fax (360) 378-3922 efits. airspace above its 378-2116 borders. and two abstained from voting. “There’s no net-gain with the amount we’re Still, the residents of Waldron didn’t simply A statement? You bet, but it’s not one without email@example.com | www.sanjuanco.com precedent, according to Ryan Drum, community stop at their shore, but also sent a letter to the spending on defense and the military,” he said. county council on Dec. 4, asking that the council “It’s bizarre what they’re doing with taxpayers’ meeting chairman. “Our community voted in the majority at a follow suit by declaring the county to be a drone- money.” San Juan County Councilman Rick Hughes monthly community meeting to declare our- free zone as well. Petitions in support of the decselves a ‘drone-free zone,’ much as we declared laration were to follow after a sufficient number of Orcas Island, whose District 2 boundaries include Waldron, read aloud the letter from ourselves ‘nuclear-free zone’ in 1984, as a state- of signatures were collected. Date: aJanuary 3, 2014 “We have two petitions, one’s posted at the Waldron to the council at a mid-December meetment to the U.S. government condemning the To:of military The Journal Sounder use drones toand kill the innocent civilians general store, and both are about three-quarters ing. Like Silverman, Hughes doubts the county in other countries, and other unethical drone full,” community meeting Secretary Caroline has jurisdiction over its airspace and does not foresee any attempt by the council to legislate use,” Drum said. “We hope that by speaking out, Mills said in mid-December. Please publish ONE time 3 columns X 3 ½” in both the Journal and the Sounder in issues published for a “drone-free zone. ” Still, Hughes said that he Alaska, New York and Texas are among the six we will encourage other communities to speak wanted to make sure that the sentiments of his chosen by Development the FAA to create testPlanning sites for Department. out of drones in waysand thatbill do not theagainst weekthe of use January 8, 2014 to thestates Community and support the health and well-being of members of what may well lead to an expanded use of drones constituents were heard. “I have huge respect for the Waldron commufor commercial, security and research interests a community.” In reality,Lisa the resolution Thanks! Brown approved by the coun- in the U.S. Although commercial use of drones nity, but we can only do what our mandate allows ty commission in 1984 declared San Juan County is currently prohibited by the FAA, the agency us to do,” he said. to be a “nuclear weapons-free zone,” – not just is seeking to develop guidelines for commerby SCOTT RASMUSSEN Journal editor
Seth Joseph Hemker Eighteen-month old Seth passed away the morning of Dec. 18, 2013. Seth was born on July 12, 2012 to parents Marc and Jennie Hemker of Friday Harbor. He was a fighter and the bravest little boy in the world. We were privileged to know him. Seth, you were loved so much by so many people. We miss you and will always love you. You will live in our hearts forever. Seth is survived by his parents Marc and Jennie Hemker of Friday Harbor, Grandparents Rick and Shawn Petro of Orcas Island and Trish Gollen of Port Townsend; greatgrandparents Marie Sewell of Port Townsend and Fred Simpson of Kingsville, Mo.; aunts Diane Bruneau, Kelly Petro, Thea Kilmer and many more great aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be a private memorial on Jan. 18, 2014 in Friday Harbor. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in honor of Seth to Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 5371, Seattle. Wash. 98145. Cards may be sent to Marc and Jennie Hemker, c/o Shawn Petro, P.O. Box 1598, Eastsound, Wash., 98245 Thank you everyone for all your thoughts and prayers.
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Start the New Year right Tips for a happy, healthy 2014 by CALI BAGBY
ast week, the Sounder asked readers to share their hopes and dreams for the New Year. Your responses included health and happiness. Unfortunately, according to Forbes.com, only 8 percent of New Year’s resolutions will be achieved. So to help you keep your goals going all year long, here are a few tips from island professionals.
Brain Food Curling up with a good book will get your brain activated, possibly improve your mood or maybe even inspire you to make a change in your life. The right book might just help you to look at the world in a different way. Phil Heikkinen, director of the Orcas Public Library, said that books can confirm whatever feelings you have. For instance you can pick up a dark subject, or material that is just entertaining or something uplifting and spiritual. Even books that are purely entertaining, according to Heikkinen, can feed your imagination more than watching TV.
“Reading is more active, you are drawing connections, and it’s intellectual,” he said. “Almost like hiking, but you don’t have to leave the room. It’s exercise for your brain.” Heikkinen tries to keep a balance between the number of non-fiction and fiction on his night stand. He compares this practice to “running a couple of miles to earn your junk food.” For Heikkinen, having a series written by a good author who provides compelling and interesting characters is a reliable “friend” whom you can always trust. “After having a rough day it’s comforting to sit in bed and read a good book, and it’s much more cozy than TV,” he said. If people are looking for new reads, Heikkinen and the rest of the staff are always available at the front desk to share their favorite authors and offer suggestions. “It’s a time to share a world for a few minutes,” said Heikkinen. “Reading can increase your horizons, take you out of the smaller picture and to a lot of different experiences in a short amount of time.” To share your love of litera-
ture, join the library’s book club that meets the first Friday of every month, 11 a.m. in the community meeting room. For more info, visit www.orcaslibrary.org.
Let the light in Starting out the New Year is important but also difficult as the dark days of winter are not yet over. Dr. Frank James, San Juan County health officer, said that 1 to 2 percent of Americans have a seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD, which basically means they become depressed when there is less light. SAD tends to affect women more than men and the young rather than older people, added James. Luckily there is an easy solution to this problem. You can purchase lights that mimic the sun by producing 10,000 lux (a measurement of light intensity). James said 30 minutes of exposure to these lights can be helpful. “Some people may benefit from steady exposure or just a couple times a week,” he said. According to the Mayo Clinic, light therapy can be used to adjust daily sleep cycles, which may play a role in mood.
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Losing weight and exercising more are typically popular New Year’s resolutions. They are also hard goals to keep constant throughout the year, possibly due to depression. James said that 75 percent of people affected by depression get better through medication, 70 percent see improvement through talk therapy, and 70 percent see an increase in mood through exercise. “The problem with exercise is that people are often too depressed to get off the couch,” said James. For people facing that level of lethargy, James recommends seeking medication or talk therapy first, and then they should focus on getting exercise back into their lives. The recommended dose of physical activity is 40 minutes a day. If that sounds like a lot, don’t be alarmed, even every day tasks like cleaning the house or taking a walk can count as exercise. James said as long as you are slightly out of breath, but could still maintain a conversation, then you are at the right level of physical exertion. If you can get outdoors during the day and combine light exposure with raising your heart rate, that is ideal, said James.
A study reported in the Medical Journal of Australia found that pet owners generally have lower blood pressure, triglycerides, and cholesterol levels than people who do not own pets. So if you want to have a healthier New Year, it may be time to stop by the Orcas Animal Shelter. “There is nothing better than coming in and playing with a kitten or a cat to make you laugh during the winter blahs,” said Shelter Manager Marsha Waunch. And unlike humans, the animals aren’t aware of “feeling down” – they just know someone is there to play with them and are happy to return those affections. Taking a shelter dog for a walk gets you out in the fresh air, clears the mind and helps to think positively, she added. “I’m never in a bad mood when I am at the shelter,” Waunch said. “I just get so much pleasure from seeing these sweet faces and furry bodies and knowing each personality.” For more info, visit www. orcaspets.org.
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TUCK AND PATTI: Orcas Open Arts presents jazz duo Tuck and Patti at the SeaView Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance at Smith and Speed and Brownpapertickets.com or $25 at the door.
The SeaDoc Society and YMCA Camp Orkila present “Changing Populations of Harbor Porpoises and other Cetaceans in the Salish Sea.” The lecture by John Calambokidis of Cascadia Research is on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel
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SAN JUAN COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICES San Juan County, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in the provision of services, in programs or activities or employment opportunities and benefits. Direct inquiries to Administrative Services at (360) 378-3870. TTD relay at 1-800-833-6388.
COMBINED NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS & HEARINGS Tax Parcel Number, Applicant/Agent Name Other Existing SEPA End Date Project Date of Date Hearing Hearing Hearing Project and Address Required Environmental Threshold for SEPA Comments Application Complete Body Place Date Location, and Island Permits* Documents DET Comments End Date** 352342004 David and Cheryl Krueger, Council PCUP00Establish an Hearing DNS 01/22/14 01/29/14 994 Cattle Pt. Rd c/o Bob Querry, PO Box 2112 12/18/13 12/30/13 building Hearing 2/12/14 13-0018 animal shelter Examiner San Juan Island Pismo Beach, CA 93448 Room SEPA Determination: San Juan County has determined that the projects SEPA Comments: Anyone desiring Application Comments: Any file may be examined by NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS: Hearing Examiner noted above with a DNS or MDNS will not have probable significant to comment on the Threshold appointment during regular business hours at the San meetings on San Juan Island start at 10:00 a.m., in the adverse impacts on the environment and has issued a Threshold Determination can do so by Juan County Community Development & Planning at 135 Islanders Bank Admin. Building downstairs meeting Determination pursuant to Sections 197-11-310 and 197-11-340 WAC. An submitting a written statement to Rhone Street, Friday Harbor, WA. Anyone desiring to room, 225 Blair Street, Friday Harbor. Planning Environmental Impact Statement will not be required under Section 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 43.21C.030 (2)(c) RCW. This determination was made after review of the Street), Friday Harbor, WA. 98250 submitting a written statement to CD&P at P. O. Box 947, desiring to comment prior to the hearing shall submit a environmental checklist and other environmental information on file at no later than the comment date Friday Harbor, WA 98250, no later than the end date for statement in writing to CD&P, PO Box 947, Friday Community Development and Planning (CD&P). The County has specified above. The Threshold project comments specified above. Anyone who desires Harbor, WA. 98250. Written comments may also be determined that the requirements for environmental analysis, protection, Determination may be appealed by to provide testimony in a public hearing or desires a copy submitted at the hearing. A copy of the staff report for and mitigation measures have been adequately addressed in the submitting a written statement of of the decision for this project may do so by contacting this hearing may be obtained from CD&P generally 7 development regulations and comprehensive plan adopted under Chapter appeal along with the basis for the CD&P. A copy of the staff report for this project may be days prior to the public hearing.. 36.70A RCW, and in other applicable local, state, or federal laws or rules, appeal and a fee to CD&P within 21 obtained from CD&P generally 7 days prior to the public * As directed by applicant, per UDC18.80.030.A.3.f as provided by Section 43.21C.240 RCW and Section 197-11-158 WAC, days after the end of the SEPA hearing. (360) 378-2354 * (360) 378-2116 ** Per UDC 18.80.030.B. .- Suggested Project or as may be conditioned within any MDNS. comment period. Fax (360) 378-3922 * email@example.com Comments End Date Permit Number
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OFFICIAL NOTICE OF San Juan County February 11, 2014 Special Election, Close of Voter Registration, and Canvassing Board Meetings NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on February 11, 2014 there will be held in San Juan County, State of Washington a Special Election for voters in San Juan Island School District No. 149, San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1, and the Lopez Island School District No. 144. Notice is also given in consideration of the San Juan County February 11, 2014 Special Election, that the last day for new voter registration, transfers, or updates online or through the mail is January 13, 2014. Voters who are not registered in Washington State may register in-person at the Elections Office, 55 Second St., Suite A, through February 3, 2014.
Notice is also given that assistance is available for elderly and disabled voters with registering to vote and vote-by-mail ballots. Any voter may also use the Accessible Voting Unit located in the San Juan County Elections Department, 55 Second St., Suite A, Friday Harbor, WA 92850. Please call (360) 378-3357 for more information. Voters may register and transfer their voter registration by completing the Voter Registration Form available at the Elections Office, Schools, Fire Stations, and Public Libraries, or by contacting the Elections Office. Applications by mail must be postmarked by the date of the close of voter registration. The Voter Registration Form and Online Voter Registration are also available at: http://www.myvote.wa.gov . Elections in San Juan County are
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conducted entirely by mail. Voted ballots may be delivered in person to the San Juan County Elections Office, 55 Second St. Suite A, Friday Harbor, WA, during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and until 8:00 p.m. on election day. Ballots may also be deposited until 8:00 p.m. Election Day in receptacles located at: San Juan County Courthouse 350 Court Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island Orcas Island Senior Center, 62 Henry Road, Eastsound, Orcas Island Lopez island Fire District Office, 2228 Fisherman Bay Rd., Lopez Village Ballots returned by mail MUST be postmarked no later than February 11, 2014, and should be addressed to the San Juan County Auditor, P.O.
Box 638, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Standard first class postage of 46 cents is required when returning ballots by mail. Registered voters may request a ballot by contacting the Elections Office at 55 Second St., Friday Harbor, PO Box 638, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (360) 378-3357 or by accessing “MyVote” at www.vote.wa.gov. Notice is also given that the San Juan County Canvassing Board, or its duly appointed representatives, pursuant to RCW 42.30, will convene at 8:30 a.m. February 24 for the purpose of canvassing vote-by-mail and challenged ballots cast in the February Special Election. This meeting will convene in the San Juan County Elections office at 55 Second Street, Suite A, in Friday Harbor, WA 98250. The Canvassing Board will again
which is marked by a wooden stake; THENCE continuing North 60º00’ West 83.3 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; TOGETHER WITH Tidelands of the Second Class in front and adjoining;. TOGETHER WITH that portion of the Tidelands of the Second class situate in front of, adjacent to, and abutting upon the property herein described as conveyed by the State of Washington, by Deed recorded June 17, 1957 in Volume 25, of Deeds, a page 436, under Auditor’s File No. 43038, records of San Juan County, Washington. AND ALSO that portion described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of the McClellan parcel as surveyed and monumented on the survey recorded in Book 8 of Surveys, page 27, records of San Juan County, Washington, in Lot 5, Block 1 of the Plat of ISLANDALE DIVISION NO. 1, as the same is recorded in Volume 1 of Plats, page 29, records of San Juan County, Washington; THENCE South 60º00’ East along the Southerly McClellan line 396.72 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE South 30º00’ West, 0.63 feet to the Rehm and Condon pipe monument; THENCE South 51º32’30” East along a line that runs through a point that is 8.00 feet South 38º27’30” West of the near Southerly projection of the McClellan house, 85.5 feet; THENCE North 53º44’ East parallel with the Southeasterly face of the bulkhead, 14.42 feet to a point on the South line of the said McClellan parcel; THENCE North 60º00’ West, 90.38 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Situate in San Juan County, Washington. More commonly known as: 1408 ISLANDALE RD, LOPEZ ISLAND, WA 98261 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 11/20/2004, recorded 11/29/2004, under 2004 1129018 records of SAN JUAN County, Washington, from JULIE HETCHLER, AS HER SEPARATE ESTATE, as Grantor(s), to FIDELITY NATIONAL LOAN PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR METROCITIES MORTGAGE LLC, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR METROCITIES MORTGAGE LLC (or by its successors-in-interest and/or assigns, if any), to The Bank
of New York Mellon, f/k/a The Bank of New York, as successor-in-interest to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Structured Asset Mortgage Investments II Trust 2005-AR2, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-AR2. 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: $184,656.87 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $709,918.33, together with interest as provided in the Note from the 4/1/2009, and such other costs and fees as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on 1/17/2014. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 1/6/2014 (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 1/6/2014 (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 1/6/2014 (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 JULIE HETCHLER, AS HER SEPARATE ESTATE ADDRESS 1408 ISLANDALE RD, LOPEZ ISLAND, WA 98261 by both first class and certified mail, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were 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 8/16/2013. 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. DC. 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: h t t p : / / w w w. d f i . w a . g o v / c o n s u m e r s / h o m e o w n e r -
convene at 8:30 a.m. on February 25, in the San Juan County Elections Office to sign the certification documents for the election. Additional information concerning the Special Election or voter registration may be obtained by contacting the Elections Office or visiting the Elections Office webpage on the San Juan County website at www.sanjuanco.com/elections. F. Milene Henley San Juan County Auditor LEGAL NO. SJ536267 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. January 8, 2014.
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ship/post_purchase_counselors_fore closure.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: SEP. 17, 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-13-587545-SH A-4412622 12/18/2013, 01/08/2014 LEGAL NO. S533036 Published: The Islands’ Sounder December 18, 2013 and January 8, 2014.
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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN JUAN In Re: The Estate Of EMERY BOSTON EMMES, Deceased. NO. 13-4-05061-5 NONPROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.42.030 The notice agent named below has elected to give notice to creditors of the above-named decedent. As of the date of the filing of a copy of this notice with the court, the notice agent has no knowledge of any other person acting as notice agent or of the appointment of a personal representative of the decedent’s estate in the state of Washington. According to the records of the court as are available on the date of the filing of this notice with the court, a cause number regarding the decedent has not been issued to any other notice agent and a personal representative of the decedent’s estate has not been appointed. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.42.070 by serving on or mailing to the notice agent or the notice agent’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the notice agent’s declaration and oath were filed. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the notice agent served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.42.020(2)(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 11.42.050 and 11.42.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: December 25, 2013. The notice agent declares under penalty of perjury under the laws of the state of Washington on December 18, 2013, at Eastsound, Washington, that the foregoing is true and correct. Signature of Notice Agent Notice Agent: Stephen Emmes Address for Mailing: P.O. Box 1, Olga, WA 98279 Address for Personal Service: 1 0 0 Olga Cemetery Road, Olga, WA 98279 Agent’s oath and declaration filed in San Juan County Superior Court Cause No. 13-4-05061-5. LEGAL NO. S534619 Published: The Islands’ Sounder. December 25, 2013 and January 1,8, 2014. Summons by Publication Legal Notice Pursuant to the Stillaguamish Law & Order Code 1.13.010 In the Stillaguamish Tribal Court: Case No: STI-CIV-2013-09-038 From the Stillaguamish Tribal Court to Melvin M. Scriver, (DOB: 03/07/1955). You are hereby summoned to appear before the Tribal Court regarding a CIVIL COMPLAINT filed against you by the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians. This matter shall be heard on January 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM. You may file a motion to bring this matter before the Court before that date. Please be aware that failure to answer this summons may result in a default judgment against you. The Tribal Court is located at, 25525 Dahl Road, Arlington, WA. 98223. 360.474.8562 LEGAL NO. SJ534764 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. January 1, 8, 2014.
TS No.: WA-12-531715-SH APN No.: 350931003000 Title Order No.: 120341996-WA-GSO Grantor(s): ROBERT ERICKSON, SUZAN ERICKSON Grantee(s): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. Deed of Trust Instrument/Reference No.: 2006 0629026 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et. seq. I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, the undersigned Trustee, will on 1/17/2014, at 10:00 AM At the main entrance to the Superior Courthouse, 350 Court Street #7, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable in the form of credit bid or cash bid in the form of cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the time of sale the following described real property, situated in the County of San Juan, State of Washington, to wit: The Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter and of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 9, Township 35 North, Range 3 West, W.M. in San Juan County, Washington; EXCEPT those portions described as follows: Beginning at a point on the centerline of the County Road, which point is 2578.5 feet North and 1844.4 feet East of the Southwest corner of said Section 9; THENCE from said point, South 39°12’45” West, 513.5 feet; THENCE South 43°21’ West, 308.0 feet; THENCE North 46°41’20” West, 238.5 feet; THENCE South 75°55’20” West, 45.8 feet; THENCE North 56°11’20” West, 239.8 feet; THENCE North 28°29’20” West, 41.55 feet; THENCE North 42°16’50” West, 450.8 feet; THENCE North 71°32’20” West, 118.45 feet; THENCE North 43°10’30” West, 289.9 feet; THENCE North 19°44’40” East, 541.6 feet to a point on the centerline of said County Road; THENCE along said centerline, South 72°43’20” East, 343.84 feet; THENCE South 58°30’20” East, 624.98 feet; THENCE South 52°56’20” East, 221.42 feet; THENCE South 56°28’20” East, 374.6 feet; THENCE South 66°19’20” East, 59.09 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO EXCEPT that parcel beginning at a point on the centerline of the County Road, which point is 2578.5 feet North and 1844.4 feet East of the Southwest corner of said Section 9; THENCE from said point of beginning South 66°19’20” East, 100.0 feet; THENCE South 39°12’45” West, 130.0 feet; THENCE North 66°19’20” West, 100.00 feet; THENCE North 39°12’45” East, 130.0 feet to said POINT OF BEGINNING, less County Road. ALSO EXCEPT those portions of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 9, lying North of the following described line: Beginning at the West Quarter corner of said Section 9 and running along said West line, South 0°07’12” East, 917.87 feet to a point marked by a one inch iron pipe and the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING of said line; THENCE East 818.37 feet; THENCE North 63°20’ East, 541.62 feet to a one inch iron pipe marking the most Southerly corner of the Plat of Rainbow Lake as recorded in Volume 3 of Plats, page 44, records of said County, and the terminius of said line. ALSO EXCEPT that portion of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 9 described as follows: Commencing at a concrete monument marking the West Quarter corner of said Section 9; THENCE along the West line of said Section, South 0°07’12” East, 917.87 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE East 280.00 feet to the Southwest corner of that tract described by Auditor’s File Number 129738, records of said County; THENCE continuing East along the South line of said tract 320 feet; THENCE South 11°20’52” West, 403.07 feet to a point on the
North line of the South 18.00 feet of said Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; THENCE North 88°48’00” West along said North line 520.00 feet to a point on the West line of said Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; THENCE North 0°07’12” West 384.30 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO EXCEPT any portion thereof lying within the plat of Rainbow Lake, as recorded at Volume 3 of Plats, page 44, records of said County. ALSO EXCEPT that portion of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 9 being described as follows: Commencing at the West Quarter corner of Said Section 9; THENCE along the West line of said Section as shown on that Record of Survey recorded at Book 7 of Surveys, page 87, records of said County (being rotated to this basis of bearings) South 0°22’47” East (shown as South 0°07’12” East on said referenced survey) for a distance of 1302.17 feet to the Northwest corner of the South 18.00 feet of said Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; THENCE along the North line of said South 18.00 feet, South 89°03’36” East for a distance of 1305.88 feet to the Northeast corner thereof and the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE North 0°29’36” West for a distance of 265.49 feet; THENCE North 34°26’04” West for a distance of 48.13 feet; THENCE North 50°22’07” West for a distance of 193.09 feet; THENCE North 0°29’36” West for a distance of 138.78 feet to a point on the South line of that Parcel described of record in Auditor’s File Number 131632, records of said County; THENCE along the Southerly boundary thereof, South 63°04’25” West (South 63°20’ West per deed) for a distance of 348.23 feet to a one inch iron pipe; THENCE continuing along said Southerly boundary and along the South boundary of that parcel described of record in Auditor’s File Number 112192, records of said County, South 89°44’25” West (West per deeds) for a distance of 218.37 feet to the Northeast corner of that parcel described of record in Auditor’s File Number 164072, records of said County; THENCE along the East line thereof, South 11°05’17” West for a distance of 403.07 feet to the Southeast corner of said parcel described in Auditor’s File Number 164072, said point being on the above described North line of the South 18.00 feet; THENCE along said North line, South 89°03’36” East for a distance of 785.88 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO EXCEPT any portion lying Southeasterly of the following described line: Commencing at the Southeast corner of said Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; THENCE along the 1/16th line common to said Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter and the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, North 00°14’02” West for a distance of 18.00 feet to the Northeast corner of the South 18.00 feet of said Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter and the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING of this line description; THENCE said line runs East a distance of 600.00 feet; THENCE said line runs North 21°00’ East a distance of 67.00 feet; THENCE North 29°22’18” East a distance of 1093 feet, more or less to a point on the centerline of Beaverton Valley County Road No. 2 and the terminus of this line description; EXCEPT County Road known as Beaverton Valley Road. More commonly known as: 59 ERICKSON DRIVE , FRIDAY HARBOR, WA 98250 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 6/27/2006, recorded 06/29/2006, under 2006 0629026 records of San Juan County, Washington, from ROBERT ERICKSON , AND SUZAN ERICKSON , HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Grantor(s), to LS TITLE OF WASHINGTON, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
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as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC (or by its successorsin-interest and/or assigns, if any), to The Bank of New York Mellon, f/k/a The Bank of New York, as trustee, on behalf of the holders of the Alternative Loan Trust 2007-0A10, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2007-0A10 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: $90,428.85 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $835,130.07, together with interest as provided in the Note from the 6/1/2011, 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 1/17/2014. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 1/6/2014 (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 1/6/2014 (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 1/6/2014 (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 ROBERT ERICKSON , AND SUZAN ERICKSON , HUSBAND AND WIFE ADDRESS 59 ERICKSON DRIVE , FRIDAY HARBOR, WA 98250 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 11/14/2012. 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. 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. 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=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 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: 9/17/2013 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: 714-573-1965 Or Login to: http://wa.qualityloan.com TS No.: WA-12-531715-SH P1060077 12/18, 01/08/2014 LEGAL NO. S532923 Published: The Islands’ Sounder December 18, 2013 and January 8, 2014.
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