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Nunez faces uncertainty After receiving another year-long stay in the US, islander faces deportation by CALI BAGBY Staff reporter

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Nunez standing outside the West Sound Lumber Company surrounded by lumber he has cut himself.

Last winter, Benjamin Nunez Marquez was preparing for his deportation out of the U.S. to his native country of Mexico. He was resigned to this fact – he had been preparing for this day ever since he was taken into custody by immigration enforcement in 2008. “I have spent five years not knowing,” said Nunez with a shrug while he describes what he thought would be his final days on U.S. soil. But just a few weeks before his deportation date, his employers Pete and Jack Helsell put on their best clothes and with Marquez and their lawyer headed for the U.S. Immigration and Customs

Orcas Fire to ask voters for levy lid lift by COLLEEN SMITH ARMSTRONG Editor/Publisher

Orcas Fire and Rescue is very clear on the reason for its levy on the ballot: maintain the current levels of service. “It isn’t to buy new fire trucks, it’s to take care of what we have,” said Fire Chief Kevin O’Brien. On the April 22 ballot, voters will have the chance to approve or reject Proposition One, a levy lid lift of $1.05 per thousand of assessed property value otherwise known as the millage rate. If approved, it would be in effect for 10 years starting on Jan. 1, 2015. According to fire commissioners, they are requesting the measure to maintain what was funded by voters with the 1998 levy. The millage rate then was $1.35. The levy funds 99 percent of the depart-

ment’s budget: operations and maintenance of equipment and facilities. Fire Chief Kevin O’Brien has spent the last few months undergoing an analysis of the department’s current operations. A 10-year financial plan is available on with a breakdown of all expenses. “We did this financial projection to be fully accountable to taxpayers and their money,” O’Brien said. “We’re trying to be smart and strategic with our budgeting ... the way we are funded today makes sense for the future. We will not be building new fire stations or buying new fire trucks. Through the 10-year plan, we will be replacing some aging equipment like aid equipment hoses, aid units, bunker gear and other tools.” O’Brien said the budget for the last three years has been flat and when compared to the

Lopez and San Juan departments, its combined fire and EMS budget is one of the lowest on the block. “If we don’t fund it the way it is today, we will have to look at changing our service. That’s just the way it is,” he said. When the original levy was approved by voters, a portion of the money went towards building a new Eastsound fire station and purchasing apparatus. O’Brien says some islanders have asked why the department is asking for another levy just to maintain operations. He says the answer is simple: increased costs and call volume. Since 1999, the cost of living has gone up 37 percent and the call volume for both fire and EMS calls has increased 119 percent due to population growth and an increasing 65 and


Enforcement office in Tukwila, Wash. “We love this guy. He is so valuable to our business and our family,” said Pete. “We’ll do whatever we have to do to keep him here.” At the ICE office they turned in their application for a two year extension for Nunez. Months later they learned that they were able to extend Nunez’s stay of deportation for one more year – until April 29, 2014. The Helsells said as far as they know there is nothing more they can do, but Pete said that won’t stop them from looking. “We’re keeping our fingers crossed that Congress will enact immigration reform that will give


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Rain Shadow Consulting opens

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Above: Samantha and Carson Sprenger.

Rain Shadow Consulting, founded in 2005 by Carson and Samantha Sprenger, provides an array of environmental and forestry services. With Waldron roots and a recent five-year residence on Shaw, Rain Shadow recently opened an office in Eastsound. The company’s aim is to provide ecologically-based forestry and habitat restoration services throughout the San Juan Islands. “Our goal is to bring a greater ecological focus to forestry,” said Carson. “By combining increased protection for unique ecological features (large snags, old-growth,

large down logs), with an active approach to thinning young and overcrowded stands, we are helping shift the management paradigm from purely extractive to one based on resource stewardship and sustainability.” Carson and Samantha both received their master’s degrees from the University of Washington’s College of Forest Resources. Carson’s research focused on local fire history and dendrochronology, while Samantha focused on native grasslands restoration and rare plant species. With their own low-impact equipment and two- to three-person crew, Rain Shadow also conducts full-service tree and forestry work including fuel reduction, precommercial thinning, tree planting and chipping. Recently, Rain Shadow Consulting completed a six year Garry oak habitat restoration project on Waldron in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The San Juan Preservation Trust. Other work includes Garry oak habitat and grassland restoration on Turtleback Mountain, sites near False Bay, and Turn Point. This work was recognized in 2012 when Rain Shadow received a Good Steward Award from the San Juan Stewardship Council. Samantha and Carson have two small children who are enrolled in school in Eastsound.

BLM manager for San Juans

Bureau of Land Management Spokane District Manager Daniel Picard announced the selection of Marcia deChadenedes as the San Juan Islands National Monument Manager. “Marcia comes to us from the Colorado State Office, where she has been the National Conservation Lands Program Lead. She has several years of experience with the BLM in the NCL and National Monuments arena,” Picard said. “Marcia also has an extensive background in museum management/curation, national scenic trails, and cultural/heritage program development and management. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Oregon.” The BLM manages 980 acres of lands within the San Juan Archipelago which became the nation’s newest National Monument through a Proclamation signed by President Obama on March 25, 2013. The National Monument includes BLM lands in San Juan, Whatcom and Skagit Counties. Marcia deChadenedes is scheduled to report to the BLM office on Lopez Island on March 9. For more info, visit

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120-voice choir in ‘I Love America’ concert at school

Above: First and second grade music classes at Orcas Island School District.

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More than 120 young Orcas students will lift their voices in songs about America at a concert on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the old gym of the Orcas School. “Our kindergarten through fourth grade students have been working very hard,” said Pamela Wright, music director, “and they are learning how to perform in front of an audience. Please come see what they have accomplished.” The show will open with a rousing performance of Francis Scott Key’s “Star-Spangled Banner.” The kindergarten children have prepared “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” “Who Is On A Dollar Bill?” “March Of The Wee Americans,” and “Oh, I Love America.” The first through fourth grade students will be performing some familiar, and some notso-familiar songs including, “Yankee Doodle,” “Battle Hymn For Gettysburg,” “Jamestown,” “Goober Peas,” and “This Land Is Your Land.” The fourth-graders will play their ukuleles on “Down In the Valley,” and the third-graders will show-off their recorder skills on a song that concentrates on the notes B and A, “BA Rockin’ Raptor!” This is the third concert by Orcas School musicians this winter. The community is invited. All school concerts are free.

Joan White seeking re-election Submitted by Joan White It has been a privilege to serve as your San Juan

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County Clerk for the past eight years. With your support, I will be seeking another term in the fall. In addition to assisting the Superior Court in addressing the needs of our community, meeting the challenges of new laws and harnessing the benefits of new technology, my office has improved citizens’ access to the court by providing user-friendly legal packets for many procedures, and making court documents readily accessible to the public. We are now in the process of digitizing and preserving our archives to ensure their availability for present and future generations.

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Above: Joan White

As we go forward to meet these challenges, I pledge to serve you with competence, efficiency and enthusiasm.

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A story of boys, bullying and Food bank president resigns blocked emotions by MEREDITH M. GRIFFITH Sounder Contributor

(Editor’s note: This is the second story in a two-part series about bullying and how it affects island children.) Boys are biologically disposed to be aggressive and violent, naturally insensitive, and risk-takers. Myth or fact? Marriage and Family Counselor Beth Jenson debunked this and other myths last Wednesday night at the Orcas Island School in a well-attended talk entitled “Beyond Bravado: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys.” “Boys and girls both show aggression,” said Jenson. “It’s just packaged differently.” Jenson invited input from the men in the crowd as she shared her own theories on boy aggression, peppered with facts like these: Boy babies tend to be more sensitive than girl babies; testosterone spurs increased activity, not aggression; and kids under age two appear to show equal amounts of assertive behavior. In Jenson’s view, our cultural expectations play a big role in shaping our boys and how they handle stress, frustration and conflict with others. That includes beliefs that boys should display dominance, machismo, and selfreliance and that boys are psychologically unaware, unsocialized and dangerous; that boys need to be “civilized” by females to “save” them from violence, sexual aggression, delinquency and cruelty. These myths create an environment that doesn’t allow boys to cry; to be scared; or even to be too glad. In a social environment,

Jenson said, boys who are athletic, tough, aggressive, dominant, sexually assertive and taller tend to attain positions of power and to show contempt for those weaker than they. Boys who display fear, sadness or too

“Boys and girls both show aggression ... It’s just packaged differently.” — Counselor Beth Jenson breaking down one of the major gender myths

much happiness, or who show respect for girls, can be immediately ostracized, mocked or subjected to violence. As a result, boys can become emotionally stymied, justifiably afraid to show emotions other than anger. They can become afraid of being overpowered, looking weak or foolish, or showing their emotions in public. They can become lonely and ashamed. All these pent-up, taboo feelings of fear and sadness can be blocked behind a wall of silence, or released in a flood of aggressive or disruptive behavior. “Boys are rarely ‘just angry,’” Jenson said – usually anger displayed is a substitute for very raw fear, disappointment, hurt or despair. She said sometimes the release is so powerful that boys become afraid of their own anger. She talked about “loosening the emotional straitjacket” using a handful of tools: starting with the

LEVY FROM 1 older population. Twenty-six percent of the time, the department is responding to two calls at once. “Every call impacts our resources,” O’Brien said. In addition, as mandated by law, the cost to outfit a firefighter in bunker gear is four times what it was in 1998. There are currently 64 volunteers; four career paramedics (one on duty 24 hours a day); one fire chief/EMT; one assistant chief and paramedic; one safety officer/ EMT responder; one mechanic responder;

assumption that all four main emotions (mad, sad, glad and scared) are present; validating emotions through reflective listening; talking about your own big emotions; and giving a boy words to describe his experiences. She said it’s really important to separate deeds from identity, saying that a mistake, or “I did something wrong,” is far easier to recover from than from shame, or the certainty that “I AM something wrong.” Other helpful measures Jenson recommended were: building friendships with girls; discussing okay and not okay ways to release angry energy; caring for animals; creative expression; being part of a group; and helping boys feel needed. Jenson also included a strong plea for adults to protect boys from internet pornography, saying the number of clients she sees with full-blown sexual addiction is “astounding.” “It’s a huge problem, and our kids are the guineapigs,” she said. “It’s made to be addictive. It’s extremely chemical, and it’s one of the hardest addictions to break [because of] what it does to your brain.” She added that Internet porn is a whole different ball game from old-school magazine photos, as websites pull viewers in to experience harder and harder porn, skewing boys’ ideas of normal sexual relationships. And at the end of the day, there are three things every child needs to hear, said Jenson. “You are important to me. You are good. You are loved. No matter what.”

one administrative assistant; one volunteer coordinator; and a financial officer at 75 percent full-time. OIFR is responsible for seven fire stations and 22 pieces of rolling stock. The current budget is $1,947,257. Of that, $1,687,441 is operational and $259,816 goes to the capital fund. O’Brien ran the numbers for a staff-only fire department and the added cost is $5.7 million more to the current budget per year. “The gift the volunteers give to the community is incredible,” O’Brien said. For more information about Orcas Island Fire and Rescue, visit http://www.orcasfire. org/.

After enduring a series of health-related incidents, Larry Shaw told the Orcas Island Food Bank Board recently that he would need to step down as president. Shaw has led the board for many years, during which time and under his leadership the Food Bank has moved to a permanent and more accessible location, built a new facility, and become an organization envied by many individuals involved with food banks across the state as one of the best. His wife, Joyce, will remain on the Board. “Needless to say, we are extremely sad to see him step down,” said Dick Staub, Senior Pastor of the Community Church on which property the food bank is located. “There are no words to adequately thank him for the job he has done orchestrating and overseeing all these changes and improvements. He has been a dedicated and passionate leader.” No small task, but now the board is looking for

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Larry Shaw is resigning as president of the food bank. someone willing to take on the position as president. The board currently has seven volunteer members, who, with the leadership of the president, make all the decisions related to the food bank’s operation.

Anyone interested in considering the position or wanting to know more, shoudl email board secretary Sigrid Mather at before Feb. 7.

Lopez Island Vineyards wins big “Best of the Best” Great Northwest Wine Judging results are in. This judging of northwest Gold Medal winning wines is an annual event, where wines of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia are reviewed by an experienced panel of judges. Lopez Island Vineyards’ 2012 Siegerrebe was awarded a double platinum medal. This island grown varietal has been a consistent award winning wine over the years. The wine judges describe this wine as follows: “One of the rarest grapes in the Northwest is Siegerrebe, a white German variety. A bit is planted in the Puget Sound region, where it is able to ripen most years. Owner and winemaker Brent Charnley

consistently crafts one of the most delicious examples we’ve seen. This opens with beautiful aromas of spice, apple and white flowers, followed by long, lush fla-


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Spread the word on what you offer


ord around town is that it’s been a lackluster start to 2014 for island businesses. We don’t know the reason for this (perhaps over-spending during the holidays?), but it’s not too late to turn the tides for the winter months. It’s crucial that we support one another during all seasons of the year. That means making the conscious decision to shop locally. Here at the Sounder, we offer free consultations for business owners looking to find ways to promote their offerings. Yes, we need local dollars to support our work too, but one of our objectives as a community newspaper is to help our community thrive and our businesses grow. We are here to help make your budget stretch. Because the winter can be lean for merchants, we created several special publications to promote the multitude of incredible services and goods available in the San Juans. If you participate in more than one, you get 10 percent off. If you are interested in any of the below, call 376-4500 or email • The Book of the San Juans is our relocation magazine geared towards prospective and new residents. It is distributed on all the ferries and in the chamber offices and local businesses throughout the year plus up and down the I-5 corridor. They are also online all year. Deadline is Feb. 5. Springtide is our visitors guide that is also distributed year-round. Deadline is April 21. In the spring and summer months, both of these publications fly off the racks in the Anacortes ferry terminal. • Valentine’s Day edition is one of our most loved papers. It highlights long-time island couples and all things love-related – including specials from island businesses. And it’s a great place to tell your sweetie how you feel with a “love note.” Deadline is Jan. 31. • Weddings in the San Juans is inserted into the Sounder, Journal and Islands’ Weekly just in time for the wedding shows on Orcas and San Juan. It reaches more than 7500 readers, is distributed to the chambers and is online all year. Deadline is Feb. 10. We hope February proves to be more prosperous for the hard-working business owners who make our community so special. And remember, if people don’t know what you have inside your store, they may not come in.


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To the Editor: Mary Hatten tribute World War 2 Vet Committed Activist for All Things Fair Warrior Against War Moral Fiber Intact She Walked The Island In Integrity, Kindness, and Joy In Living With A Smile Of Welcome Mary and Barry, Her Late Husband, Marched With Other Senior Citizens in The Demonstration in Seattle Against the WTO They Were Old, Infirm, Some Were in Wheelchairs, Saved From The Brutality At The Front Of The March By Their Slow Progress In The Back! Courage and A Sense of Justice Walked With Mary Through All Of Her Days I Remember.... Barry Picking Me and My Neighbor, Dan Up To Go To Their Christmas Parties. And Mary, Ever The Gracious Host Checking on the Ham, Tending To The Needs of All, Making Everyone Feel Welcomed I Remember Mary and Barry In Circulation/ Nicole Matisse Duke Administrative Coordinator Marketing Artists Scott Herning Kathryn Sherman Copy editor Maura O’Neill

Their Lone Vigils in Eastsound In All Kinds of Weather, Holding Signs To End The Carnage In Iraq Mary and Barry Always Showed Up for Group Demonstrations And Vigils Against The War One Particular Afternoon, It Started To Rain And Others Started To Leave Not Mary And Barry! They Stood Strong With Rain Pouring And Still They Held Their Signs For Peace! I Admired Them That Day, More Than Ever! I Will Miss Your Smiling Face Mary! I Salute You Mary For Your Courageous Spirit and The Fortitude You Held Within! You Were The Conscience of The Island A True OLD TIME Orcas Islander! Fly With The Eagles Now Mary On Wings of Pure Light! Spirit Eagle Orcas Island

Support for jet practice Contrary to more than one recent letter, I wholeheartedly support the need for Whidbey jets to practice. That does not indicate I

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want war – it means I want to be defended if war comes to us. That’s my security out there, keeping in shape with regular training. I also feel strongly that this training has never been a secret. Did you not discover it before making the decision to come to Lopez Island? Did you decide that once you are here, everyone else’s agenda needs to change to fit yours? That’s so myopic and self-centered. You have the choice to move to where your own needs are met. So you chose Lopez, and now want the world altered to fit your style. Sorry, it doesn’t always work that way. Lynn King Lopez Island

Thanks for protesting In the Sounder Jan. 22 several pages were devoted to the accounts of citizens protesting the roaring sounds of the new navy planes. Years ago Henry David Thoreau protested a new tax he thought to be unfair. He was put in the pokey for refusal to pay. His friend Ralph Waldo Emerson came to visit. When he saw Thoreau he said, “Why Henry, what are you doing in there?” Thoreau responded, “Why, Ralph, what are you doing out there?”

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Good news from the food bank

Being a long-time Waldron protester I applaud my Waldron neighbors for standing up tall against the possibility of the drones zooming over the San Juans, I also applaud Jack Pedigo for his splendid letter [Jan. 22 edition of the Sounder] telling us how it really is in the military and the actual meaning of protest. Following WWI, Germany was smashed into the ground by the war and some bad treaties. The millions of starving German people were scratching around in the vast rubble striving to stay alive. Hitler arose from these chaotic ruins with vengeance in his heart. One night 72 years ago, the large factory in which I was working shut down all the noisy machinery so that the employees could listen to Hitler’s speech on the radios in the plant. He screamed out in a white-hot voice enumerating all of the cruel atrocities heaped upon the German people. It was not long until it was “Heil Hitler” all over the land. The people watched and knew what was happening, but they did not protest. The fire broke out in Poland and soon enveloped the globe. Immediately millions of refugees were searching for blankets, water, food, medicine, a place to lie down. Millions were brutalized and maimed for life; more than 50 million were violently murdered. These big, new navy ships costing us zillions of dollars and polluting our air at the rate of that from an aluminum factory are designed to kill more people faster and farther away than ever before. The essence of war and all its machinery is death. There is a military police state forming here. What are you doing out there Ralph, Joe, Ruth, Mary? Bob Weaver Friday Harbor

The Orcas Island Food Bank would like to extend a huge thanks to Orcas Island San Juan Propane for their community support and spirit in creating a fun and successful event to benefit the food bank. Their dedication to a week-long open house resulted in 720 pounds of food delivered along with a collected cash donation of $568.00. It was their outreach call that connected us with their creative and enjoyable team effort, and our appreciation is extended to each member of San Juan Propane’s staff for individual and collaborative work: General Manager Erick Crowe, Office Manager Fiona Stone, Steve Maier, Jerry Davidson, John Vinson, Brian Wilson and Carla Stanley. And our congratulations to the community members who won raffles for free propane and the coveted portable propane generator, and thanks to all of you who dropped by for their event. May we look forward to this becoming an annual event? Over the past few months, we have seen probably the biggest year in giving to the food bank, says food bank manager Jeannie Doty. We’d like to also acknowledge and thank these other amazing people and businesses that have given so much, this year, for many years, and in so many ways: • The Community Church for the use of its property and paying utilities • IGA and Island Market shoppers for 420 bags of food • Mia’s contribution of $501.90 as a result of her restaurant’s “Free Lunch Day” • Islanders Bank for food and donations • Orcas Island Lions Club - $500 for Thanksgiving and $500 for Christmas • Roses for the delivery of breads almost every evening they are open • Local farmers who provide fresh produce for the food bank • Mark Hoffman – fresh salmon several times a year • Glenwood Springs Salmon Hatchery – fresh salmon fillets at harvest time • The many people who regularly collect and leave food in the bin • Ray’s Pharmacy’s owners, employees and patrons • Several businesses

Public meetings THURSDAY, FEB. 6 • Eastsound Planning Review Committee, 3 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station.



Obituaries Mary Gibson Hatten

Mary Gibson Hatten, 88, died Dec. 20, 2013 in Whatcom Hospice. A committal service will be held in late spring. Born March 24, 1925 to Ed and Edna Gibson of Eastsound, she graduated

from Orcas Island High School in 1943 (see photo), and served in the Waves during World War II. She attended Northwestern University in Chicago and became a legal secretary for many years in Seattle. Active in the civil rights movements of the 1960s, she provided staff help for

William Morrow McMillen April 24, 1924 to January 12, 2014 William (Bill) Morrow McMillen, age 89, of Olga, Wash., passed away peacefully the evening of January 12, 2014, in Snohomish, Wash., at the home of his granddaughter, with many of his loved ones by his side. Bill, known to many as “Poppie” or “Grampa Bill” to his growing gaggle of grandchildren and great grandchildren, was born April 24, 1924, in Gary, Ind., to Ruth (Morrow) and William Earl McMillen. Bill grew up in the rural community of Hebron, Ind., graduating from Hebron High School. Bill served in the Army during WWII and was a member of the 65th Infantry Division (Battle Axe) in the European, African, Middle Eastern Theater earning campaign stars as a Tec-5 Machine Gunner during the Rhineland and Central Europe battle campaigns. Bill was honorably discharged from active duty in 1946. After the war, Bill earned a bachelor of science degreein electrical engineering, graduating in 1951 from Purdue University. In 1948 while a student at Purdue, Bill married the love of his life, Joan Marie MacMillan. Son, David, was born in 1949 to the young student family who were living in West Lafayette, Ind. After graduation Bill and Joan spent the next 18 years in the Niles-Warren, Ohio, area where Bill held positions as a test engineer at Ohio Edison; applications engineer at Wean Engineering; and project engineer at United States Gypsum Expanded Metal Works. During the course of his varied duties during these years, he spent much time traveling and communicating technical details with customers and facility operators from all over the world. For those who

worked with him he earned trust for his fairness and genuine care for their wellbeing – a trait he maintained his entire life. It was in Ohio that son, Brian, and granddaughter, Jennifer, were born. In 1968 the family moved to the California High Desert town of Trona, near Death Valley National Park, where Bill accepted employment with Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation, which had just acquired American Potash & Chemical Company, holding the position of Power House Superintendent for six years. Bill completed the last 16 years of his working career at the China Lake Naval Weapons Center eventually serving as Head, Process Engineering Branch, Code 3254 working on a variety of Naval defense projects. In 1987 he received the Clarence J. Renee award for Significant and Outstanding service in Facility and Process Systems Management, Design, Maintenance, and Operations Support from the Ordnance Department. Upon his retirement in 1990, he and Joan moved to the home Joan’s father built in the hamlet of Olga, Wash., on Orcas Island in the Puget Sound. After spending over 20 years in the Mojave Desert, the change was invigorating and wondrous for them and they immensely enjoyed watching the sea life and island wildlife that was just outside their window. His retirement enabled him to pursue his hobby of writing,

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the March on Selma, with some threat to personal safety. She married the late Barry Hatten, a labor attorney, and moved back to Orcas with him in 1987 to help manage North Beach Inn, her family’s business. She leaves three nephews, Roger and Craig Gibson and Charles Seagrave, and a niece, JeanClare Rahe.

setting to paper a history of the family and his own unique experiences (along with photographs), which he humorously labeled “My First Hundred Years”. Upon Joan’s death in 2006, he turned to poetry as a creative outlet for his grief and enduring love for her. He self-published a short booklet of these writings which he titled “Vignettes” – as he thought this description more appropriate than “poems”. He also authored an unpublished children’s story “Egg Nogg”, which delighted his eldest grandchildren whom he was trying to entertain when they were quite young. Bill also, loved to tell that he was honored to be named “Poppie” by a little girl (great granddaughter Dani). His favorite saying was “Nice save Poppie”, which was chattered by toddler Dani one day from the back seat of his car as he swerved to miss hitting a curb. As Bill’s health declined through a series of mini strokes he eventually was not able to live full time on the island and took up part time residence on the mainland with his granddaughter, Jenni, and her family in Snohomish, Wash., where

they lovingly cared for him up to the very end. Bill is survived by son Brian and wife Dawn McMillen of Trona, Calif.; granddaughter (whom Bill and Joan raised) Jenni Mullin and husband Mike, of Snohomish, Wash.; granddaughter Shelly Benkman and husband Chris of Logandale, Nev.; grandson Billy McMillen of Tex.; grandson Chris McMillen and wife Cher, of Trona, Calif.; granddaughter Kimberly Bays and husband Chad of Trona, Calif.; and 11 (eleven) great grandchildren; Elizabeth Marcum, Ind.; Danielle Mullin, Hawaii; Jacob Mullin, Wash.; Justice and Cody Benkman, Nev.; Emilie and Liah McMillen, CA; Samuel, Matthew, and Sophia Bays, Calif.; Logan Bays, Texas; and by his younger brother, Richard McMillen, of Ind. Bill was preceded in death by his parents William “Earl” and Ruth; wife Joan; and son David. A private service will be held at a later date. The family suggests that donations in Bill’s memory be made to the U.S. Olympics.

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NUNEZ FROM 1 him a path to citizenship,” said Pete, Jack’s nephew who is taking over the Helsells’ mill business, West Sound Lumber Company.

How it all started Nunez, as he is called by locals, was one of eight people taken into custody for possible immigration violations five years ago after border patrol agents began questioning ferry riders arriving from the San Juans about their citizenship during “spot checks” at the Anacortes ferry terminal. Nunez was driving a sick, elderly woman who was afraid to fly to a medical facility. The incident caused an uproar in the island communities and attracted attention from regional and national media. San Juan County Councilman Howie Rosenfeld was interviewed at the time by National Public Radio and conceded that the U.S. Border Patrol had the authority to conduct its inspections but wondered whether race may have been a factor as those taken into custody were Mexican. Meanwhile, Nunez’s employers, Jack and Jan Helsell hired lawyers and applied for a year-long extension on the deportation so that they could find someone to fill his position at the mill. But the Helsells have yet to find a replacement. “He’s an important part of the business – we would be struggling to exist without him,” Pete told the Sounder last year.

Life on Orcas Nunez left Mexico in 1998 and soon found work at the sawmill on Orcas. He was 22 years old and spoke no English when he started. At the mill, he initially started work as a helper to the main operator. When the other man departed in 2002, Jack asked him if he wanted to be the chief sawyer and Nunez was hesitant - he didn’t want to make a mistake, he recalled. Now Pete says that is exactly how he would feel if Nunez left. “There is an art form in the way he works that has taken time to develop,” Pete said this fall as he, Jack, Jan and Nunez gathered for this interview in the Helsell living room. Nunez is now 37 and works as the sawyer, heavy equipment operator, mechanic, and delivery truck driver. He also manages lumber inventory, oversees the sawmill yard, cuts and delivers logs to the mill and produces cords of firewood. “If I ask him to do something, no matter how difficult it is, he always says, ‘I can do it,’ and then does it,” said Jack. Over the years Nunez has learned to read and write in

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The future Now Nunez and the Helsells wait. Jan listens to the news every day hoping immigration laws will come to the forefront of the daily broadcast. Their last hope is that locals might communicate with legislators about Nunez and the larger problems of immigration in the country. “Will writing one letter help, will writing 10 letters help?” asked Pete. “I don’t know, but it’s better than nothing.” The Helsells’ attorney Erin Cipolla, associate attorney at Gibbs Houston Pauw in Seattle, said the next step is to ask immigration for another “temporary stay of removal.” According to a memo sent out in June of 2011, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Jon Morton released some specifics pertaining to prosecutorial discretion, which basically refers to what officers will use when deciding whether to extend another year for Nunez. The memo listed family ties like whether the person has a U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse, child, or parent; the person’s criminal history, including arrests, prior convictions, or outstanding arrest warrants; and the person’s immigration history or if they are a public safety concern. Cipolla said Nunez doesn’t have any points against him on the memo, but he doesn’t exactly have boosting points for him like being married to a U.S. citizen or having children born in the country. Despite the fact that Nunez could be deported in the next five months, he is grateful to the Helsells and the people of Orcas who have tried to help him stay in the U.S. But the attention has also been a weight on his shoulders. He feels guilty that so much labor has been done on his behalf. “We don’t care if you don’t want us to help, we are going to do it anyway,” said Pete with a smile when this interviewer met with the family. “I am very lucky,” said Nunez in response. Quiet and unassuming, Nunez seems embarrassed and flattered all at once for the effort. Last year when the Sounder ran a front page story about Nunez with a large photo, several people responded online with comments like, “I’ll marry you.” When telling Nunez about these comments in the Helsells’ living room, he looked away and laughed. “Nunez would never be the kind of person to get married for that reason,” said Pete. Nunez is a man of few words and when asked what will he miss if he has to leave, he responded with “everything.” When asked what he will miss specifically he said again, “everything, what more is there?” with a playful glint in his eye. For the Helsells, Nunez’s departure will not only be a sad day, but will be a harsh reminder of a bigger picture. “We are sympathetic to anyone who wants to improve their life, especially people who are excellent workers and excellent people,” said Pete. “Giving people a chance is a bigger issue than just one person.” To help, islanders can write letters on Nunez’s behalf to Pete Helsell at PO Box 141, Orcas, WA 98280 or by email to Pete at

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LETTERS FROM 5 around town that collect and leave food all year • All the many individuals who respond to our annual fund drive and spontaneously all year long And we can’t ignore our wonderful volunteers who help us distribute food to our clients on Tuesdays and Thursdays, pick up food from the mainland weekly and all the other unsung heroes who help selflessly and constantly. Orcas Island Food Bank

Parks and Rec looks back at 2013 The year 2013 is wrapped up and put on the shelf and Orcas Island Parks and Rec District would like to say thank you, thank you to everyone for a great first full year of funded operation! There has been much to learn and much to set up, and we could not have completed the programs without the help of all of our amazing volunteers. In our first full year we logged over 1,500 volunteer hours with coaches, team helpers, and instructors. Thanks to your time and efforts, players have enjoyed a wide range of sports, hobbies, games, and arts. We also shout out a big thank you to the school district, the public library, the port district, and the museum for working with us to set up programs and office keeping. In 2013 your tax dollars supported programs, facilities, and operations. Over the year an average of 140 youth were involved in park and rec sponsored sports each week and an average of 65 adults played drop-in sports each week. We invested over $40,000 in Buck Park maintenance and repairs, which included repairing the well system for the park, irrigation improvements, field maintenance, and drainage improvements. The work also included ongoing repairs and maintenance to the skate park and tennis courts. We still have a number of improvements for the park, but 2013 made a major dent in the to-do list. We need your program suggestions and comments as we strive to offer the sports and programming that meet your needs. Please share any ideas you might have. This winter and spring we are teaming with San Juan Island Rec to offer two charter trips for adults

and families: Feb. 8 to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, and on April 27 to the Mariners Family Day for the game against the Texas Rangers. Both of these events include all transportation and entry fees. Spring sports are just around the corner. We are looking for volunteers who can help with youth baseball and spring soccer. The current mid-winter activities are listed on the website at www.orcasparkandrec. org. Hope you can come out and play in 2014. Pickleball or Volkswalking anyone? Marcia West Director, Orcas Island Park and Recreation District

Our doctors care for those in need A guest column by Dr. David Shinstrom in the Sounder brought welcome attention to the availability of medical care  on Orcas Island for people who cannot afford to pay. We are fortunate that  all three Orcas Island medical practices offer such care and do so at comparable levels. The three practices are  Orcas Medical Center (Dr. Tony Giefer and Dr. Camille Fleming),  Orcas Island Family Medicine (Dr. David Russell), and  Orcas Family Health Center (Dr. David Shinstrom).  I helped write two joint grant proposals to the Orcas Island Community Foundation (both of which OICF graciously granted) on behalf of all three medical providers for assistance with the cost of providing medical care to uninsured and underinsured residents. In those proposals it clearly demonstrates that all three practices write off comparable amounts of “bad debt”. In addition, for many years the Orcas Medical Foundation has had a Medical Assistance Fund (which exists because of the generosity of many people in our community) to assist Orcas Medical Center patients who cannot afford to pay. (That assistance has been as much as $33,000 a year.) We are also fortunate that our community’s dentists give their services generously through the dental van. I am happy to be part of a community that truly cares about all its members, particularly those in need. All our healthcare providers deserve our thanks and gratitude. Art Lange Orcas Island

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Petition to expand endangered orcas protection By SCOTT RASMUSSEN Journal editor

The amount of critical habitat afforded to the southern resident killer whales will grow by leaps and bounds, if the Center for Biological Diversity has its way. The Center last week filed a formal petition with the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect more critical habitat for the endangered Southern Resident population of killer whales. If successful, the proposal would extend Endangered Species Act protection to the whales’ winter foraging range off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California. That’s roughly 700 miles of coastline earmarked for protection in the Center’s petition, and the boundary would extend about 76 miles out to sea, the Center’s senior attorney Sarah

Uhlemann said. Uhlemann notes that new research, including satellite tracking data from the first half of 2013 (see map, at right) reveals that the whales travel extensively along the West Coast during the winter and early spring, regularly congregating near coastal rivers to feed on migrating salmon. The Center’s petition seeks to protect these areas off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California as critical habitat. “At this point we’re asking that the whales entire migratory path be included as critical habitat,” she said. “We know that Fisheries has had it on their mind and we’re hopeful the agency will agree with us.” In response to a petition from the Center and its allies, the Fisheries Service determined in 2005 that Southern Residents

are in danger of extinction. Although the agency has protected portions of the population’s summer habitat in the Puget Sound, important offshore habitat areas have recently been documented. Today, the population, which consists of the members of J, K and L pods, totals 81 animals, about four fewer than in 2005, the year the endangered listing was announced. The population, which most recently peaked at 99 in 1995, plummeted to 79 over the next six years, and has hovered in the mid-80s during its tenure on the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The three biggest threats to the population’s longterm survival are lack of prey (salmon), pollution and disturbance from boats, according to NMFS. In August, federal officials authorized spending

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Members of the southern resident killer whales. roughly $900,000 for “onthe-water enforcement” for additional protection of the killer whales in response to a grant application by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. Critical habitat designations prevent the federal government from under-

taking or approving activities that reduce an area’s ability to support an endangered species. Studies show that species with designated critical habitat are more than twice as likely to exhibit improving population trends than those without this additional protection. “Killer whales are

important to the identity and spirit of the Pacific Northwest, and beloved by people across the country,” Uhlemann said. “If this population of amazing, extremely intelligent animals is going to survive for future generations, we need to do more to protect their most important habitat.”

Whidbey anti-noise group is coming to Lopez Island by STEVE WEHRLY Journal reporter

Lopez Island residents, upset about EA-18 “Growler” jet noise from planes at Naval Air Station Whidbey, will meet with Whidbey Island activists on Feb. 12 to discuss the noise issue and what might be done about it. Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve for Healthy, Safe & Peaceful Environment ( will be telling Lopez residents that COER is shifting its focus from the Outlying Field near Coupeville, which COER wants closed, to larger questions of basing the EA-18 at NAS Whidbey and conducting low-level “touch-and-go” training exercises at either Ault Field at NAS Whidbey near Oak Harbor or OLF Coupeville. In a Jan. 14 press release, COER President Michael Monson announced that the organization is now seeking removal of the jets from Whidbey Island, not just stopping further use of OLF Coupeville for Navy “touch and go” carrier landing exercises. For 2013, the Navy estimated it would conduct more than 31,000 “closed pattern” training operations at Ault Field and OLF Coupeville, including 5,300 operations between

11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Because the Navy suspended some training operations at OLF Coupeville for about half of 2013, the number at OLF Coupeville was considerably reduced, to about 5,000. “It is now our position that the Growlers must go, and we are making that case to our state and national elected officials and communities throughout the region,” Monson said. Part of “making that case” extends to Lopez and San Juan islands, and to Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula. The meeting in Port Townsend is Jan. 27 at the Cotton Building in Port Townsend; the location of the Feb. 12 meeting on Lopez Island has not been announced. On San Juan Island, former San Juan County Councilman Howie Rosenfeld, a former public health professional, says he has recently heard “loud” jet noise “from over the horizon” at his home in Friday Harbor and is interested in finding out more about the issue, especially because he once lived on Whidbey Island and remembers the noise problems. Other COER meetings have been scheduled on Guemes Island, Jan. 28, and at Langley on Whidbey

Island, Feb. 15. Also important to making the case, according to Ken Pickard, an environmental attorney who lives near the OLF, was for COER to do its own noise testing and obtaining scientific input on health effects from environmental health specialists. The health effects, according to Pickard, are “extensive and serious.” Pickard also said that COER is attempting to interest U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray in the issue but has heard only from Cantwell’s office. Congressman Rick Larsen, who was instrumental in keeping the base open

in the face of attempts to close it, commented that he “supports the Navy entering into an environmental review process to take all issues under consideration.” After COER filed a lawsuit in federal court in Seattle, the Navy suspended training flights at the Coupeville airfield and announced the EIS. The training flights were resumed in the last few days. While awaiting the EIS results, expected in 2015, the lawsuit has been “suspended,” according to COER. In response to requests from San Juan County Councilman Jamie Stevens


and others, the Navy extended the comment period for the scoping phase of the Environmental Impact Statement being conducted to study the impacts of adding an additional squadron to the fleet

of EA-18s at NAS Whidbey. That additional comment period ends Jan. 31. The Navy says additional meeting would not be added to the three scoping meetings held in 2013.

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Orcas Vikings’ basketball update

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by MARTY ZIER Sports contributor

Boys basketball On Dec. 21, Viking boys (3-7) shot the lights out in a tough fought win 85-63 against Shoreline Christian (5-10) on home court. The game was tight with the first quarter ending 20-20 as both teams searched for weakness in their opponent. The Vikings adjusted to the fast paced Hurricanes while Jack Gates hit six 3 pointers, ending the half ahead 39-32. As the Vikings shut down Hurricane scoring in the paint, the Orcas offense exploded in the third quarter scoring 34 points as Gates continued his 3 point adventure with four more. Full court pressure and team hustle distanced the Vikings 73-51 at the start of the fourth with Aidan Kruze taking control with nine points in the last quarter. “We had our best shooting night of the year, we were hitting our shots” said Viking Coach Josh Mayson, “but we are still allowing too many points.” Orcas scoring was lead by Jack Gates with 46, Aidan Kruze 22, Wayne Foster 6, Jordan Randolph 6, Pasha Bullock 5 and Miles Harlow 3. On Dec. 24 the Viking boys found themselves fighting to score in a 72-47 loss to a strong Mt. Vernon Hurricane team (7-9). The Vikings faced a challenge from the start short on players due to illness, but kept the game close 22-15 after the first quarter. Hurricane full court pressure challenged the Vikings, but Orcas freshmen thrown into the starting lineup stepped up with Michael Chesher dropping a 3 pointer and Grayson White hitting a deuce. The Vikings kept the game in reach 42-31 at half but had trouble piercing the Hurricane defense in the second half, scoring only 8 points in the third quarter. “Tonight we just ran out of gas, we are a sick team. We didn’t have a bench so our guys were tired” said Mason, who also commented on the defense, “ Our perimeter defense needs work and I am looking for us to be more physical.” Orcas scoring was led by Aidan Kruze with 18, Jack Gates 16, Miles Harlow 7, Michael Chesher 3, Grayson White 2 and Pasha Bullock 1.

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Above and left: The Viking boys defeated Shoreline Christian on Dec. 21. Above and right: The Viking girls also brought home a win after playing Shoreline Christian.

Girls basketball Dec. 21 the Lady Vikings (9-4) took it to the house 60-39 against Shoreline Christian (6-8) in a dominate win. Orcas controlled the game early with sticky back court pressure challenging nearly every pass attempted by the Crusaders, resulting in multiple Viking steals. By mid second quarter the Vikings led 24-13 fueled by excellent team passing while the Crusaders only managed to get within 6 points before the half. The Vikings continued to roll in the third with stifling defense by Kilee Rogers, forcing Shoreline turnovers, while the Viking shooters stretched the lead to 47-25 by the start of the fourth quarter. Orcas never looked back as the Vikings combined a complete game of defense and strong, balanced team shooting. Orcas scoring was led by Shelbi Rogers with 19, Bella

Nigretto 18, Alicia Susol 8, Hannah Gaydos 7, Kilee Rogers 4, Halle Thompson 2 and Arianna Dean 2. On Dec. 24 the Lady Vikings could not recover from a slow start and lost 50-42 to the Mt. Vernon Christian Hurricanes (14-2) at Orcas High School. Orcas kept it close after the first quarter leading 13-11, but the Lady Vikings were off, missing shots and turning over passes. The Vikings completely stalled in the second quarter, managing only 8 points and slipping behind 26-21 by half. Orcas kept pace with the Hurricanes through the third quarter trailing 34-28 but the pressure of fresh Mt. Vernon players rotating in was too much for the Viking starters, despite scoring an impressive 17 points in the fourth quarter. Orcas scoring was lead by Hannah Gaydos with 14, Shelbi Rogers 10, Bella Nigretto 9, Kilee Rogers 7, Alicia Susol 2 and Arianna Dean 2.

Free Super Bowl party at Sea View Come cheer on the Seahawks, on Sunday, Feb. 2 there will be a free Super Bowl XLVIII party at the Sea View Theatre. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., kick-off is at 3:25 p.m. The event is for all ages. The Sea View has a rented digital projector and will broadcast the big event where the Seattle

Seahawks will play the Denver Broncos at the Super Bowl game live on the theatre’s big screen. There will be concessions open along with barbecue hamburgers, hot dogs and vegetarian options too. There will be Super Bowl/Seahawk related T-shirts to raffle off and other games and prizes. All proceeds from concessions and raffles will go to Save The Sea View Theatre fund.

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Mariachi music for the soul by CALI BAGBY Staff reporter

Wenatchee High School students are traveling across the state spreading happiness, cultural pride and hope for the future – all in the form of mariachi. “I like being able to connect to an audience when you are singing and playing,” said Wenatchee High School Mariachi Huenachi band President Liliana Fausto. “Music is an international language that everyone can speak through.” Mariachi Huenachi is a nationally award-winning high school band from Wenatchee that has played at Seattle Seahawks and Mariners games and shared the stage with the Grammy Award-winning Los Tigros del Norte. Last year the group performed at over 40 events and festivals. They are coming to Orcas Center, Saturday, Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 or $5 students and can be purchased at the Orcas Center Box office or online at www.orcascenter.

org. The Lower Tavern will serve burgers at Orcas Center before the show starting at 5 p.m. Dinner is $15 for adults and $10 for kids. The group plays mariachi music that originated in Mexico. This traditional folk music includes vocals, violins, trumpets, guitar and vihuela (also known as a “small guitar”). The program started in 1998 and has grown every year since its inception. There are a total of 300 students participating in the “mariachi” program at the high school. Starting in fourth grade, kids have a chance to start mastering their skills and can stay in the program until their senior year. Yajayra Ramirez, now a junior, started playing violin in the fourth grade. “Mariachi feels like a home,” she said. “The program has been my second family … it’s the best feelings… being able to trust in something in addition to your family.” For band Director Ramon Rivera,

mariachi gives students numerous abilities including leadership, life skills and responsibility. Mariachi also helps to counter negative stereotypes about teens. Rivera has watched a pattern in society and media of casting off youth as thugs and criminals “We don’t talk enough about the positive things kids are doing,” he said. That’s why he teaches his students to be what he calls the “ambassadors of the youth.” “When you see the band perform, you will see they are model citizens and performers,” he said. “We do have a good future, we can change our society for the better.” He estimates that about 99 percent of the band is Hispanic, but anyone can join the band whether they speak Spanish or not. Rivera has watched mariachi infiltrate the lives of students, not only making them better people, but diversifying their appreciation of music. In the classroom students lis-

ten to pop star Lady Gaga and their favorite mariachi tracks. “They are keeping folk art alive,” he said. “The clash of the two cultures is coming together; I love it.” For students like Fausto, playing in the mariachi band has helped her to carry on a family tradition. Her father is from Mexico and mariachi is the music he heard growing up. It was also a surprise to her parents that such a band would exist at a high school. “I am fortunate I get to play it,” said Fausto. “Not many people have this gift.” At the upcoming show, islanders will get a chance to see a performance from the advanced mariachi music class of the program, which includes 25 entertainers and a group of dancers. “It’s exciting music to watch; it is high energy,” said Rivera. “There is a lot of soul in the music.” For more info, visit

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schools are Orcas Island Public School, OASIS and Orcas Christian School.

American Legion, 8 a.m., the cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children. Breakfast is eggs, sausage and/or bacon, honey wheat or buttermilk pancakes (all you can eat), coffee, tea, and juice or milk.

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Parish of Orcas Island Eastsound (by the water) • 376-2352 Rev. Wray MacKay & Rev. Kate Kinney SUNDAYS: Holy Eucharist 1st Sunday in month - 10:00 am Other Sundays - 8:00 & 10 am Church School


Sunday 10:00 am Senior Center on 62 Henry Road Nursery and Kid’s Life Contemporary Passionate Worship Our Vision: Share Jesus. Share Life. 376-6332


Sunday 11:00 am St. David’s Chuch 760 Park St., Friday Harbor Sunday 9:00 am Center Chuch 312 Davis Bay Rd., Lopez Island Pastor Anne Hall Sunday 1:15 pm Emmanuel Chuch 242 Main St., Eastsound 468-3025 •

ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC CHURCH Orcas - St Francis Church in Eastsound Mass 1:00 pm Sundays Lopez - Center Chuch Mass 10:30 pm Saturdays

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP Second and fourth Sundays at 11:30 am at Benson Hall (Emmanuel Episcopal Church) Call Suzanne Olson 376-8007

THURS., JAN. 30 CORIOLANUS: Orcas Center


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AA FOR MEN: 7-8 p.m. Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church.

KIWANIS: Tuesdays, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Community Church Family Center.

ADULT VOLLEYBALL: Adult rec volleyball indoors. Play every Sunday, Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m., Old Gym, $2.


to 6:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church. AL-ANON: 7 p.m., 197 Main Street, Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church.

TUES. – ONGOING AA FOR WOMEN: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church.

WEDS. – ONGOING ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church. LIONS CLUB: Weekly lunch, 11:45 a.m., Legion.

THURS. – ONGOING AL-ANON: 5:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: 5:30 p.m., Orcas Longhouse, 236 Prune Aly, Eastsound.

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Community Church Family Center, noon. Also 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church.

SAT. – ONGOING ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 8 - 9 a.m. & 7 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church. Last Saturday of the month, AA potluck, Parish Hall, 5:30 p.m. LIBRARY STORY TIMES: 11 a.m., Library children’s room.

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High Low Precip 43 35 — 42 35 — 47 41 — 43 36 — 47 37 — 43 38 — 44 35 — Precipitation in January: 2.46” Precipitation in 2014: 2.46” Reported by John Willis Olga

SAN JUAN High Low Precip Jan. 20 45 38 — Jan. 21 44 37 .03 Jan. 22 45 38 .01 Jan. 23 46 38 — Jan. 24 47 38 .01 Jan. 25 43 37 .01 Jan. 26 40 38 .01 Precipitation in January: 2.19” Precipitation in 2014: 2.19” Reported by Weather Underground Roche Harbor Water Systems

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February – everyone’s favorite month. Great weather, exciting holidays like Groundhog’s Day and President’s Day, at least it is short. Come celebrate the start of this wonderful month with an evening of food, drink, and tunes as JP and the OK Rhythm Boys (JP Wittman - fiddle, Gordon Koenig and Anita Orne – guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, and saw, plus singers all) bring their music to the Deer Harbor Inn on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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says it can relieve pain for millions. ARTH ARREST works by a dual mechanism whereby one ingredient relieves pain immediately, while a second ingredient seeks out and destroys the pain messenger signal before it can be sent to the brain. Considered a medical miracle by some, ARTH ARREST is useful in the treatment of a variety of painful disorders. ARTH ARREST is available without a prescription or call 877-581-1502. Now at:

Woodwork show The Visual Arts Committee of the Orcas Center invites you to attend The Art of Wood at the Orcas Center for the month of February. Come and visit with the artists, designers, architects, and wood workers at the opening reception on Friday, Feb. 7, from 5:30-7 p.m. There will be food and Island Hoppin' Brewery beer. See the creativity and diversity of our community's woodworkers and designers. There will be 25 artists displaying their work. For info, call Joan Fletcher 376-5807

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Weapons training on Guest column Living well with diabetes Whidbey draws rebuke By KRISTEN REZABEK

By SCOTT RASMUSSEN Journal editor

The use of automatic weapons with killer whales nearby could lead to a tragic outcome. So, believing that the U.S. military was conducting “war games” off the west side of Whidbey Island Tuesday morning, Jan. 21, with members of the southern residents killer whales in the area, a commercial whale-watch operator sounded the alarm. Meanwhile, at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, troops were involved in small-arms training on the base, using 9-mm caliber ammunition as part of a monthly routine exercise, according to NAS public affairs officer Mike Welding. The training area, Welding said, includes a 2,000-foot safety zone, in case of a ricochet, that extends out into the water. The Coast Guard routinely notifies boaters when the training exercise is in progress. Back on San Juan Island, Captain Hobbes Buchanan of San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours & Water Taxi Services alerted the U.S. Coast Guard to the potential dangerous mix of weapons and whales moments after his VHF radio lit up at about 10 a.m. Tuesday with a warning from the Coast Guard to mariners to stay clear of the area because the firing of weapons was about to commence. “Live firing? I couldn’t believe my ears,” Buchanan said. “We had Southern Resident orcas out there. I looked at my AIS (automated identification system) and it was lit up like a Christmas tree, military vessels everywhere.” Howard Garrett of Whidbey Islandbased Orca Network said that J-pod and the L-12s were somewhere in the vicinity of the island’s west side, most likely south of the naval base, Tuesday morning.

“That area is right where the whales were headed yesterday,” Garrett said. Welding said the training exercise began at 9 a.m. and ended at 3 p.m., as scheduled. He said that people and cameras are stationed around the training area to monitor the safety zone when the base is conducting its small-arms training. There is no report of a killer whale or marine mammal in the area during the exercise, he said. “If they saw any person, vessel or killer whale, or any marine mammal, we would immediately stop the training,” he said. In a statement released Wednesday by the Pacific Whale Watch Association, Buchanan said that he next called Lynne Barre of the National Marine Fisheries Service, the federal agency tasked with protecting the endangered Southern residents, to alert her to the military exercise. He said that Barre knew nothing about it. On Wednesday, Barre said the only information that she had about Tuesday’s exercise was what she had received from Buchanan. She noted that the military, as part of “mitigation” measures to protect the endangered orcas, has protocols in place to monitor for killer whales and other marine mammals during its exercises. The protocols adhered to will depend on the type of activity the military is conducting, she said. Whale Watch Association Executive Director Michael Harris chastised the Navy and NMFS over Tuesday’s exercise, calling use of weapons in the vicinity of the southern resident “inexcusable.” “A generation ago, the military used our orcas as target practice and effectively they got strafed again today,” Harris said. “You can’t bring this population back by shooting rounds over them. Sure, it’s a mistake, and after today it probably won’t happen again – we hope.”

Peace Island Medical Center was awarded a grant by the Washington Office of the Attorney General to provide three series of diabetes classes over the course of this next year. "On the Road to Living Well with Diabetes" is a free program open to all persons with pre-diabetes and diabetes and their spouse/ caregiver. The next session will start on May 6 at the Skagit Community College classroom. Taught by a dietitian/diabetes educator and nurse/ diabetes educator, topics include; meal planning, medication management, glucose management, physical activity, and disease prevention. Special guest speakers include a pharmacist, ophthalmologist, and a physical therapist to address topics and answer questions and concerns. The first session of six classes wrapped up before the holidays and participants received free blood pressure, blood cholesterol and A1C screening. Results show participants in the class had a significant improvement in their A1C, a measure of their blood glucose levels. Individuals also demonstrated improvement in their blood pressure and knowledge of how to better manage diabetes and improve their health. All participants rated

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Nurse and diabetes educator Joann Mayo prepares to test the blood-glucose level of a participant in a state-funded free diabetes class, at Peace Island Medical Center. the class as very helpful in achieving control of their diabetes and preventing diabetes associated complications such as heart disease, kidney disease, eye damage and stroke. There are 26 million people in the U.S. with diabetes and, of those, seven million are undiagnosed. In addition, another 79 million people have pre-diabetes, a condition that increases their risk of developing diabetes. Diabetes affects 27 percent of people age 65 and older. Diabetes increases the risk for heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and nerve damage, but these complications may be prevented

or minimized by making lifestyle changes in diet, physical activity and medications. On the Road to Living Well with Diabetes aims to help people get the information they need and feel empowered to make positive changes, and to improve their health. For more information about the class or to register, call 360-317-6250 or email — Editor's note: Kristen Rezabek is a professional dietitian and diabetes educator, and executive director of Nutrition First, a San Juan Island-based nonprofit.

Part-time SJ Island resident ‘Court appearance’ email scam missing after plane crash by STEVE WEHRLY Journal reporter

A part-time resident of San Juan Island is believed to have died when his airplane crashed off the coast of Pismo Beach, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 14 in the afternoon, according to The San Luis Obispo News Tribune. Tony Cipolla of the San Luis Obispo Sheriff ’s office said that unidentified human remains and a wallet with David B. Casey’s identification were found about one mile offshore, near the site of the crash. Casey is a part-time resident of California and San Juan Island, with a home and airplane hanger on Cessna Avenue, near Roche Harbor Resort airstrip. He reportedly has not been seen in the Roche Harbor area for several months. Federal Aviation Administration records list David Casey, 63, and Timothy J. Casey of Avila Beach, Calif, as co-builders of the aircraft, a single-engine Morrisey 2150, made from a kit.

According to the Tribune, witnesses heard a plane flying low overhead and saw a splash in the ocean about a mile offshore on the afternoon of Jan. 14, at about 2:15 p.m. One witness reportedly heard an explosion. Pismo Beach is roughly 100 miles north of Santa Barbara. In addition to the wallet and human remains, Cipolla said a search-and-recovery team found an airplane seat in the area of the crash. Authorities believe the plane went down in an area where the depth of water is about 80 feet. Nearly a half-dozen agencies were called in to help search for the wreckage and the pilot of the plane. Cipolla said authorities have spoken with members of the Casey family but no other information about David Casey or his whereabouts are available at this time.

If you receive an email saying you’re scheduled to appear in “the court of Washington”… beware. It could be a scam. San Juan County issued a press release Wednesday, Jan. 22, warning that Washington Courts have received reports of a fraudulent email being widely distributed around the U.S. with the subject line “Urgent court notice NR#73230” (or another random number). It claims the receiver is scheduled to appear in “the court of Washington.” The receiver is then instructed to open the attached court notice and read it thoroughly, and is warned about not appearing. The spam has proven to be a “malware” email and will download a computer

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Office of the Courts or any Washington courts,” and advises anyone receiving an email that fits the above description to delete the email immediately without opening the attachment. For information and tips, visit the FBI E-Scams and Warnings site at http:// e-scams.

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Lobos given John Trotto Orcas Christian School Saints to host Cornerstone Sportsmanship Award Contributed photo

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Right: A Lady Saint takes a shot. See them in action on Orcas on Jan. 31.

Right: The winners of the John Trotto Sportsmanship Award.

The Orcas Christian School Saints and Lady Saints will be hosting Cornerstone Christian School’s basketball teams at OCS on Friday, Jan. 31. Men’s varsity will play at 1 p.m., and women’s varsity at 2 p.m., Merrick Parnell will be announcing and students will sing the National Anthem. There will also be concessions. A Pep Rally will be held prior to the games and the community is welcome and invited to attend all events. For more information about the Orcas Christian School, the Saints and Lady Saints visit their website www.

The Football Officials Association, which covers all schools from 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A, 2B and 1B divisions in San Juan, Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties, has officials working at each game in order to rate the teams and coaching staff. They rate each team in terms of sportsmanship on a grading scale from one to 10, with 10 being the highest. They take into account the attitude and respect shown toward game officials and opponents as the determining factor. The football players and coaches at Lopez Island High School received the highest vote totals and were awarded the 2013 John Trotto Sportsmanship Award.

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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.

HEARING NOTICE SAN JUAN COUNTY NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL BOARD ANNUAL PUBLIC HEARING ANNOUNCEMENT PURPOSE: To review and adopt the San Juan County Noxious Weed List for 2014 and to discuss noxious weed control priorities and weed law enforcement guidelines for 2014. WHEN: Monday, February 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. WHERE: Community Room, Skagit Valley College, 221 Weber Way, Lower Level, Friday Harbor. The Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board has added three new species (or groups) for the 2014 Noxious Weed List, none of which are designated for required control in San Juan County. These include: lesser celandine, Ficaria verna (Class B noxious weed); nonnative cattail species and hybrids, including Typha angustifolia, Typha domingensis, Typha x glauca (Class C noxious weeds); and Russian olive, Elaeagnus angustifolia (Class C noxious weed). Of these, only the non-native cattails are known to occur in the county. Class A Weed velvetleaf, Abutilon theophrasti is moved to Class B noxious weed. Class A Weed buffalobur, Solanum rostratum, is moved to Class C noxious weed. In addition, all the yellow-flowered non-native hawkweeds have been combined into two subgenera groups - the meadow hawkweeds and the wall hawkweeds. Both groups are designated for required control in San Juan County. In order for this list to become accepted for San Juan County, it must be approved by the County Noxious Weed Control Board based on public input received at this meeting. Additionally, the Noxious Weed Control Board is requesting public participation so that more information about local weed distributions can be gathered as well as suggestions for


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Orcas Island School District is requesting sealed bids for the 2012 Bond Project - Addition and Renovation, located at 557 School Road, Eastsound, Washington 98245. Estimated value of the work is approximately $7,500,000. Drawing and specs can be obtained through PlanWell at ARC, 2730 Oc-

the 2015 weed list. For further information, contact the County Noxious Weed Control Program at (360) 376-3499 or by e-mail at LEGAL NO. SJ539114 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder January 29 and February 5, 2014. SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL2014 DERELICT VESSEL REMOVAL PROGRAM San Juan County requires periodic contractor service to assist with the removal and disposal of derelict vessels in County waters, sometimes on an emergency basis. The work may include towing, stabilizing, raising, diving upon, extracting or disposing of these vessels and their attendant flotsam. This contract will allow that removal by task order on a case by case basis. This RFP is issued pursuant to SJCC 3.24.070 and the San Juan County small works roster. Proposals will be received by letter or email until 4:00 pm on February 14, 2014: Each project covered shall have a Task Order issued delineating the Scope of Work and the specific site constraints but ordinarily the following will apply to all projects: 1. There will be no undue damage to surrounding rocks, vegetation, or property. 2. Flotsam will be recovered and removed from the water, including that which has come to rest on the rocks. 3. Potentially hazardous waste such as fuel tanks (full or empty), gas cans, propane tanks, refrigerators, etc. will be segregated for separate Solid Waste handling, not crushed or included in general disposal. The maximum amount to be billed for each the project will be described in the task order. EMAIL OR FAX PROPOSAL: Attn: Marc Forlenza, San Juan County

cidental Ave. S. Seattle 98134. The bid documents will also be posted electronically at to click on Public Plan Room and Builders Exchange. Inquiries can be sent to or 206-622-6000. Files will be available January 21, 2014. A Mandatory Pre-Bid walk through is

Derelict Vessel Removal Mgr., c/o CD&P, P.O. Box 947, Friday Harbor, WA 98250; PHONE (360) 472-1644; FAX (360) 378-3922; email: In addition to your hourly rate schedule for items listed below, please include a description of your qualifications and experience in this type of work. Towing in good weather; Towing at night; Towing in SCA conditions; Towing at night in SCA conditions; Salvage boat; Salvage pumps; Salvage pump day rate; Salvage lift bags, each; Deck Hand; Diver; Field Labor; Work floats per section; Fuel Polishing Boat; Shop Labor; Work Boat w/ skipper; Tow boat for Barge; Pontoon Barge; Crane Barge, 30 ft.; Power Barge, 45 ft. deck; Power Barge, 68 ft. deck; Barge, 500 ton; Barge, 500 ton day rate; Boom Truck, 6 ton; Crane, 20 ton; Crane, 30 ton; Crane, 40 ton. Expenses will be reimbursed at cost, with receipts. Include in your proposal the following affidavit: The undersigned certifies that with respect to this proposal, there has been no collusion or understanding with any other person, persons, or corporation, to prevent or eliminate full and unrestricted competition upon bidders on this public works project. The following forms will be executed after the contract is awarded, and prior to commencement of work; 1) Contract, 2) Certificate of Insurance, and 3) Statement of Intent to Pay Prevailing Wages Please contact Marc Forlenza SJC Derelict Vessel Removal Mgr. by calling (360-472-1644), or emailing him directly at with any questions or to receive an electronic version of the Application. The CD&P email above is for Application Submissions ONLY. LEGAL NO. SJ540287 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder January 29, 2014.

SAN JUAN COUNTY 2014 REQUEST FOR CONSULTANT SERVICES San Juan County maintains a roster of Surveyors, Architectural and Professional Engineering (A&E) Consultants to assist the County and other County agencies and public entities in developing and completing relevant Public Works projects. Projects may include but are not limited to Engineering, Architectural, Surveying, Archaeological services, Storm water, Road Design, Environmental and Geotechnical engineering, Consultants will be selected on the basis of qualifications, performance, and the ability to perform the tasks and complete the projects in a timely manner. Your firm must be licensed in the State of Washington to engage in the lawful practice of your profession. The roster will be active for one (1) year. Professional contracts will be negotiated for fees and scope of work. Products may include public meetings, engineering studies and reports, final design and drawings, final contract and bid documents, contract administration and inspection documents and reports, and as-built drawings. Applications are available online at: o r k s / C o n s u l t a n t R o s t e r. a s p x . Please respond with specific interest, experience, qualifications, and ability to respond in timely manner, to San Juan County Public Works Department, 915 Spring St/PO Box 729, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. If you have any questions, please contact Sue Nielsen at 360/370-0527 or LEGAL NO. SJ539063 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. January 22, 29, 2014.

SAN JUAN COUNTY SMALL WORKS ROSTER San Juan County maintains a Small Works Roster which the County and other County agencies and public entities may utilize during 2013. Small Public Works contracts are for projects up to $300,000 in value in accordance with RCW’s 39.04.010, 39.04.155, and 36.32.250. This policy may be used as an alternative to formal advertisement and bidding of Public Works. Companies that have previously submitted applications and have been listed on the Small Works Roster do not need to reapply unless your previous information has changed. San Juan County complies with the Prevailing Wage Law of the State of Washington (RCW 39.12) and requires all contractors to comply. All applicants must be properly registered and licensed to perform such work in the State of Washington. To obtain a Small Works Roster Application, download at: or contact: San Juan County Public Works Department, 915 Spring St / PO Box 729, Friday Harbor WA 98250. For more information, contact Sue Nielsen, (360) 370-0527 or LEGAL NO. SJ539065 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. January 22, 29, 2014.

scheduled on January 30th and February 6th at 3:30 pm. Bids will be accepted until Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm. Completed and sealed bids are to be dropped off to Orcas Island School District, Admin Building at 557 School Road, Eastsound 98245. Please make bids attention to: Barbara Kline, Superintendent, Orcas Is-

land School District Orcas Island School District reserves the right to reject bids and postpone the award of contract. The dates of publication in the Sounder are: January 15, January 22 and January 29, 2014. Dated this 8th day January, 2014 Orcas Island School District For information please contact at LEGAL NO. S537921 Published: The Islands’ Sounder January 15, 22, 29, 2014.

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The Barnacle Tapas bar and restaurant 249 Prune Alley Open 5 pm to midnight, Closed Mondays

The Madrona Bar & Grill (376-7171) Lunch & Dinner 310 Main Street 11:30 am – 9 pm (Sun - Thurs) 11:30 am - 10 pm (Fri & Sat) 3 pm - 6 pm Happy Hour (M-F)

Enzos Caffe (376-3732) N. Beach Rd Open daily 7:30 to 4 pm Creperie open Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 3 pm

Pizzeria Portofino 376-2085 Dine-In/ Take-Out 274 A St (Off N. Beach Rd.) Open Daily at 4:30 pm Closed Sunday

Lower Tavern (376-4848) Lunch & Dinner 46 Prune Alley Opens daily at 11 am Food to 10 pm (Sun – Thurs) Food to 11 pm (Fri & Sat) Mijitas Mexican Kitchen CLOSED UNTIL FEB. 11 (376-6722) 310 A. Street (at N. Beach Rd) Normal hours: Tuesday-Saturday 3pm-8pm Happy Hour 3-5:30 pm (Tue-Sat)

White Horse Pub (376-PUBS) 246 Main Street 3 pm to midnight Monday through Saturday 3 pm to 11 p.m. Sunday Food served until 10 pm every day except Sunday until 9 pm


Orcas Hotel 376-4300 Octavia’s Bistro Mon-Sunday Bar 4 to 9 pm Dinner 5 to 8:30 pm Orcas Hotel Cafe Mon-Thurs 6 am to 5:30 pm Fri-Sun 6 am to 6:30 pm

Tee-Jay’s Tacos Enchiladas, Tacos, (Beans & Rice), Burritos Quesadillas Thurs - Fri, Noon to 6:30 pm Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm Oddfellows Hall 360-376-6337

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Hi, I’m Bella, which, of course means “beautiful.” I think I look young, though I’m almost 10 years old. I’ll greet you in the lobby of the Orcas Animal Shelter and show you around, any day from 2 to 5 p.m. You can also call 376-6777, and see all the cats and a couple of dogs on See you soon!

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Islands' Sounder, January 29, 2014  
Islands' Sounder, January 29, 2014  

January 29, 2014 edition of the Islands' Sounder