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Lolita to receive additional protection Anne-Marie Van Dijk/Courtesy Orca Network

At left: Lolita awaits a reward following a performance at Seaquarium in Miami, Fla.

by SCOTT RASMUSSEN Journal editor

Nearly a decade after the southern resident killer whales were listed as endangered under federal law, the U.S. Fisheries Service is now proposing to give Lolita – the orca captured 44 years ago in Penn Cove and sold to a Florida aquarium – protection of the Endangered Species Act as well. On Jan. 16, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration backpedaled from its previous stance and recommended that Lolita, also known as Tokitae, be included along with her southern resident cousins

on the ESA. The agency will accept public comment on the proposal until March 28 and then begin a months-long exploration as to what type of protection such a designation would afford to the captive killer whale. But if you think that means Lolita will be released and reintroduced to the waters off Washington, don’t hold your breath. That might take awhile, if ever. Lynne Barre, branch chief for protected resources at the National Marine Fisheries Service, said Lolita’s proposed listing under the ESA includes language in which reintroducing the orca into the wild could be

considered a “take,” creating potential harm to the animal, which in itself would be a violation of the ESA. Still, she said that the agency will consider comments about a possible relocation as part of its upcoming evaluation. Barre noted that other animals afforded protection under the ESA remain in captivity for various reasons, as part of breeding programs, because of injuries or because they have never been acclimated to the wild. She said the Fisheries Service is collaborating with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which is faced with a similar dilemma following its proposal last year to list chimpanzees under the ESA because of a history with captivity. “We’ll be collaborating with our colleagues at Fish and Wildlife about how the ESA applies to captive animals,” she said. “Because of the similarities we may look to each other for guidance.” Barre said that although the Endangered Species Act has been in effect now for 40 years, circumstances arise, such as management and treatment of captive ESA animals, where there’s uncertainty about what the interpretation of that law means. Declared endangered by the U.S. in 2005, the southern residents consist of three closely related clans, J, K, and L pods, which make the waterways of the San Juan Islands

Triumph of words by CALI BAGBY Staff reporter

After 12 tough rounds Benjamin Pollard said the magic letters, “j-ur-i-s-d-i-c-t-i-o-n.” The crowd erupted in applause and Pollard smiled for the first time during the two-hour long competition as he received his trophy and was named the winner of the All School Spelling Bee 2014. “I’m very happy,” he said. This year’s All School Spelling Bee was held on Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. in the Orcas Island Public School cafeteria. Orcas Island Public School, OASIS and Orcas Christian School all participated in the bee. There were 19 students who

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Benjamin Pollard after spelling the winning word at the bee on Jan. 28. competed to become the winner. “I’m always a nervous wreck,” said Colleen O’Brien who has helped to moderate the spelling bee for about the last six years. “It’s very intense.” Children’s Librarian Nita Couchman and Ed Wilson also moderated the bee. The first round started out with mellow words like pillow, olive and drink. The second through sixth rounds presented more difficulty with words like infringe, shiatsu, sapphire and bonsai. By the seventh round only six students were left: Ian Maier, Flora

Lister, Skyler Gregg, Evie Hance, Benjamin Pollard and Josiah Renich. They faced tricky terms like accuracy, perceptibly and abominate. Then there were only three facing round nine: Skyler, Ian and Benjamin.

a seasonal home. The population, believed to have been historically in the hundreds, plummeted to 71 by 1973 following the captures for marine parks, which ended in the 1970s. It rebounded to 80 in 2002, and has hovered in the mid-eighties since that time. The southern residents are also considered endangered in Canada. Scientists believe a prolonged decline of the killer whales’ preferred prey, Chinook salmon, disturbance from vessels, and pollution are the leading threats to the population’s survival. Lolita is the only survivor of 45 southern resident orcas once held in captivity. She is believed to have been about six years old when she was captured in 1970, along with six other southern resident whales, and has lived her entire life in a pool at Seaquarium in Miami, Fla. Lolita has not had the companionship of another killer whale for more than 30 years, since her pool mate, Hugo, died in 1980 after repeatedly slamming his head against the side of the pool he shared with Lolita for two years. Orca advocates, along with several prominent animal rights groups, have sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees living conditions of animals held in captivity. In addition to being denied companionship, the lawsuit argues that the tank in which Lolita is held is too small for its size. Miami Seaquarium maintains the whale’s living conditions comply with or exceed the Department of Agriculture’s regulations.

For the next two rounds all three fought for the championship, but by round 11, Benjamin and Skyler were the last students standing. After going back and forth for two rounds, Benjamin won with the word jurisdiction. Benjamin, 13, placed in fourth place at last year’s All School Spelling Bee. He said to get prepared for the contest he studied 45 minutes on “most days” over the last month memorizing new and complicated words. He won a trophy, a Kindle Fire HD, and will go on to compete in the state regional spelling bee in Mt. Vernon. The winner of the regional spelling bee will receive an all expenses paid trip to participate in the national spelling bee. “It’s great because it involves focused learning and a contest to use mental skills,” said O’Brien about the bee.

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CSA hires executive admin Photo class displays work Kate Hansen of Orcas Island has been retained as the executive administrator for the Common Sense Alliance. Hansen has worked with multiple nonprofits on Orcas and is a third generation islander who grew up in Rosario. She has a college degree in theater and is active in the Actor’s Theater of Orcas Island. “Kate brings fantastic

communication skills, fun, fresh perspectives, and as a bonus she’s a multi-gener-

ational islander,” said CSA founding member Mike Carlson. In her new role, Hansen assumes operational leadership of activities supporting CSA’s continuing work. “I am thrilled to be part of CSA’s critical mission to inform the public and support legislative balance that protects our indispensible community, economy, and environment,” Hansen said.

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The SeaDoc Society and YMCA Camp Orkila will present “Success story: How removing derelict fishing gear is helping marine wildlife,” a talk by Joan Drinkwin of the Northwest Straits Foundation on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall. Ready for an environmental success story? Come hear how a local effort to remove lost fishing nets and crabbing gear has strengthened local economy and helped the recovery of marine wildlife. Drinkwin is the Programs Director of the Northwest Straits Foundation, and has been involved in the derelict gear project almost since its inception. She also works on nearshore restoration, outreach and education. The talk is free and YMCA Camp Orkila will be providing tea and treats before the talk, which is held in the parish hall at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Eastsound.

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Locals suspect drug activity New leader for Hearts and Hands by COLLEEN SMITH ARMSTRONG Publisher/Editor

Prompted by concerns of drug dealing in the Rosario neighborhood, residents have created a neighborhood watch group. Undersheriff Bruce Distler, who was in attendance at a homeowners meeting on Jan. 29, told the Sounder that it is critical for neighbors to speak up if they see suspicious behavior like traffic at odd hours, new cars in the area or people in a house that is supposed to be vacant. “We believe they are selling meth out of the house on Geiser Way (in the Rosario neighborhood), but we don't have proof,” Distler said. “It could be heroin, it could be coke, it could be anything coming onto the

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island … We haven't had meth manufacturing in the islands for a long time.” Distler said there is a lot of traffic in and out of the residence and other suspicious behavior. The house is also the location of an alleged home invasion that occurred on Dec. 22. “What we are being told is consistent with a drug house,” he said. “We get reports on different places all the time, and we try to do our best with the investigation.” He said a neighborhood watch group designates specific blocks to monitor and establishes a phone tree. For more information about the watch group or to report suspicious activity, call the Sheriff 's Office at 378-4151.

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Sitting down with seniors during their weekly lunches, Didier Gincig hears about the triumphs and sorrows of the island’s older generation. It’s a glimpse into what are often very private lives. As the new director of Hearts and Hands, Gincig will be using that knowledge to help those in need. “I’m enthusiastic about making a difference in people’s lives,” he said. Hearts and Hands pairs volunteers with seniors or the disabled who are in need. It can be as simple as weekly visits or helping with tasks like transportation. Betsy Louton has overseen the program for the past five years, since it merged with the Orcas Senior Center. She stepped down in mid-January and has been training Gincig in his new role. “I am eternally grateful for the lives that have touched me,” Louton said. “And the support from the community has been so gratifying … It’s time for new vigor. I had to tell myself for a full year that I would retire so that I actually did it.” Gincig was director of Orcas Rec for 13 years and left five years ago. He is energized by his new job and the prospect of helping a very special segment of the community. Hearts and Hands receives referrals from neighbors and family members or through the senior center. It then matches a volunteer with a senior based on their location and personal interests. “We don’t cold call anyone,” Louton said. “Some people are reticent to receive help because they think someone else needs it more.”

CAO goes into effect March 1 The much-debated updates to San Juan County’s Critical Areas Ordinance will take effect on March 1, 2014, and all permit applications submitted on or after that date will have to meet the new standards. Permits submitted prior to March 1 will be reviewed in line with regulations in effect when the application was submitted. The county council is expected to put

final touches on the regulations in February, bringing the updates into compliance with the latest Growth Hearings Board rulings on legal challenges to the proposed updates. The final public hearing on the CAO is scheduled for the Feb. 4 council meeting. For more information, visit http://sanjuanco.com/cdp/CAO_ImplemenationDocs. aspx.

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Local instructors are again offering a community dance class on Feb. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Oddfellows Hall. It will be basic cha cha and a review of East Coast Swing. Instruction will begin promptly at 7 p.m. followed by dancing at 8 p.m. The classes are free and no partner is needed. For further info, call Bill at 3768857 or Jean at 376-6549.

Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo of Eth-Noh-Tec is hosting “Storytelling: a Voice Between Shadow and Light” at the Orcas Library on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. The free concert will be a blend of storytelling of Pan-Asian myths and folktales, Japanese Shakuhachi flute and other Asian bamboo wind music and audience recitations of quotes from Martin Luther King, Carl Jung, Rumi and Helen Keller. RSVP by Feb. 9 at robert@ethnohtec.org or call 415-412-2657.

Community meal The next community dinner at Orcas Christian School is on Tuesday, Feb. 11. This free, all-you-caneat meal will be served from 5 to 7:30 p.m. It will feature enchiladas, black bean casserole, Spanish rice, refried beans, burritos, green salad, Mexican slaw, chips and salsa, Valentine cakes, and drink. The gym will also be open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Writers Roundtable “Connecting Life with Language” is the topic of the next Writers Roundtable on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Orcas Library with JoEllen Moldoff. The subject of this month’s Writers Roundtable comes from the subtitle of Natalie Goldberg’s latest book, “The True Secret of Writing.”

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Tooth extraction Dr. Triplett’s dental office at 445 Madrona Street in Eastsound is reserving Friday, Feb. 14 for free extractions for Orcas and Shaw residents in need. Services are limited to both routine and surgical extractions (including wisdom teeth). To make an appointment, call 376-4301.

Old Testament course Alice Logan will teach a course on the Old Testament on the topic of “Male/Female Intrigue in the City of David.” The class will meet for four consecutive Thursdays at the Orcas Library starting at 7 p.m. Her approach emphasizes the historical, archaeological and literary aspects of the material, and is not denominationally oriented. The program dates are Feb. 20 and 27 and March 6 and 13.   If you are interested in attending the free course,

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Betsy Louton has handed over her position to Didier Gincig. The goal of Hearts and Hands is to help islanders maintain their quality of life and independence. That can mean helping someone get to their physical therapy appointment or sitting down with a cup of tea. “For some seniors, when their world shrinks, they become lonely,” Louton said. “Someone coming to see them makes such a difference in their lives.” For those tasks that Hearts and Hands volunteers cannot assist with, Gincig will act as a liaison with other organizations like the churches or Oddfellows. Louton says the bond that forms between volunteers and seniors is fulfilling for everyone involved. “It's a very rich relationship on both sides,” Louton said. “If you ask a volunteer, they will tell you, 'We're all going to be there at some point. They can teach us how to live with grace.'”

Gincig is looking for more volunteers, especially those who are younger. The next orientation session is on Feb. 19 – call 376-7723 to sign up. There are three main criteria for being a volunteer: the ability to keep information confidential, understand boundaries and have compassion. The commitment is typically one to two hours per week. Hearts and Hands is funded by private donations and money from the Orcas Island Community Foundation and United Way. The Senior Advisory Committee is looking at expanding its offerings to include nutrition and transportation. It will be evaluating how Hearts and Hands fits into that and if it needs to expand. “I have large, creative ideas but I know there are parameters,” Gincig said.

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Ripple effect of gossip

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rivacy on our small island community can be hard to come by. We like to know what is going on with each other, and sometimes it’s hard to discern whether that knowledge is based on fact or fiction. We all know how quickly a kernel of truth can explode into something much grander – and more harmful. Orcas psychotherapist Rachel Newcombe led a chamber-sponsored discussion about how to uphold confidentiality in the workplace. It can be particularly damaging when gossip starts about the finances or future of a local company. Hearing rumors, especially repeatedly, tends to increase our belief in them. And social media can multiply the exposure of one piece of untruth in record time. How do you define gossip? The dictionary says it is “casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true.” Why do we gossip? Newcombe says it’s human nature to want to be aware of what’s going on in our communities. It is a form of social currency to “know” things. “There is a level of anxiety when we don’t know something. We want to fill in the blanks,” she said. Newcombe said that when you gossip, you make the other person an object. In that fleeting moment, you are saying, “I am treating that person like he/she is not a human being.” In the workplace, she recommended holding regular staff meetings to discuss boundaries and a code of ethics. Newcombe says cocktail parties are a classic place for gossip to occur; most people are more comfortable talking about others than about themselves. Instead of saying things like, “Did you hear about so and so?” start conversations with “What did you think of that performance at Orcas Center?” While it can be harder to have more intimate, real conversations, it is ultimately more healthy. As Newcombe said, “we don’t grow without anxiety or conflict.”

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WEDS., FEB. 12 • League of Women Voters of the San Juans membership meeting, Garden Room at Key Bank in Friday Harbor, noon to 2 p.m. Dr. Frank James will speak about the public health threats in San Juan County.

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The Orcas Island 4-H Trailblazer Club would like to send a shout out to all the community members that contributed and helped organize our “How to Train Your Dragon” movie event in January. Although this event provided a fun matinee movie for our youth, our main goal was to raise funds to support one of our members with their horse project for 2014. We would like to personally thank Sea View Theatre and staff for arranging the film, working the event, donating popcorn and the venue. Pepsi was generous in providing cups and drinks for our event as well. We are grateful for the organization and support of the Orcas Angels, the trailblazer members, an anonymous donor committed to our island youth and the many community members that bought tickets and attended our event. Orcas Island 4-H Trailblazers

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grants and scholarships and untold donations. Our hearts go out to Phyllis and the entire Henigson family during this time of grief. We are forever grateful for their gifts to early childhood education. Susan Anderson Children’s House Amber Paulsen Kaleidoscope Teresa Chocano Montessori Eliza Morris Salmonberry

Dental extraction clinic Thank you for haircut fundraising event was a success Many thanks go out to Cynthia Wood and Alva Blake for donating their time and talents to make our Nov. 14 dental extraction clinic a success as $5,000 in free dentistry was provided to our friends and neighbors. On Friday, Feb. 14, we will be having our first clinic for 2014. Orcas and Shaw residents in need of free dental extractions may call my office at 376-4301 to reserve an appointment. Michael D. Triplett, DDS Orcas Island

The passing of a true advocate On behalf of the Early Childhood Education community – our students, families, teachers and staff – we want to express our sorrow at the passing of Bob Henigson. He cared deeply for the welfare of our island’s children and worked to ensure ALL children – regardless of ability to pay – receive equal access to quality preschool education. Phyllis and Bob supported our centers in countless ways through

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On Dec. 7 and 11, Orcas Angel’s Haircut Day was a huge success with over $1,399 donated by the following salons and their customers: Celtic Beauty Hair by Carol; Mandy’s Hair Haven Hair by Mandy Nigretto; Melissa’s Salon Hair by Melissa; Studio Mierau Hair by Kristin Mierau; Studio Mierau Hair by Susan Scales; Suzie’s Barber Shop Hair by Suzie Phillips. Thank you so much for participating in our first annual Haircut day. You have given an amazing gift of hope. Thank you so much for all your work. Melissa Lowry Eastsound

Support for library Have you been to the Orcas Island Public Library in the past couple of years? There’s a lot going on. It’s the go-to place for our community. Of course, there are books, videos and CDs. Did you know about the CDs? Our library staff works hard to stock best-sellers, classics, local interest and things you haven’t thought of but should.

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We have one of the highest per capita library usage rates in the state. There are little kids enjoying story time and getting their first library cards. There are students studying and tutors tutoring. There are people who don’t have computers at home who come to the library to apply for jobs and benefits. There are people using the library’s on-line subscriptions to all sorts of resource materials. There are WiFi seekers. Remember the CenturyLink debacle? The library had internet! There are chess clubs, classes, reading groups. There are meetings for various community groups and nonprofits. There is often live streaming of county government proceedings, and sometimes live videoconferencing capability. Amidst all of this crammed into our wonderful library building, there are also people trying to quietly read the paper or their favorite book. Our library is stretched to the max providing space for all of these activities. The central aisle is jammed full of computers, the meeting room is often fully booked, and there is no truly quiet reading area. Check out the Lopez Library some time – their quiet reading area is really lovely. Our library provides a gathering place, education center, communication hub and literary inspiration. In addition to space for more books, we desperately need space for more small community meetings, and some quiet reading and study space at the library. Our building has done its best, but we have expanded our use of our library in ways that were unimaginable when it was built. Please join me in supporting the library expansion project. Moana Kutsche Eastsound

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Remembering Bob Henigson

Islanders put flowers and origami in the library park in honor of Bob Henigson, who passed on Jan. 28. by HILARY CANTY

Orcas Island Community Foundation

Few people have done more for our community or touched more lives than Bob Henigson. Think of a worthwhile community project and you will find a thread leading to Bob. With his support of education, the environment, and the arts, he was always striving to contribute what he could to help our community thrive. It is common Orcas lore among nonprofit and civic leaders that an essential first step in the success of any program or project was getting Bob on board from the start. His contributions were far more than financial. His critical evaluation and thoughtful suggestions added clarity to the vision and detail to the plans. “Bob was always keen to understand how the process worked and if it was possible to achieve a more just outcome for inequities in our society,” says Lisa Byers, OPAL Community Land Trust director. “His probing questions pushed us to be more thorough and effective.” He challenged us to do our best, and encouraged others to join the effort. Bob Henigson understood that the foundation of a strong community is an engaged citizenry. He was passionate about civil law and a keen believer in the Bill of Rights, as witnessed by the plaque he and his wife Phyllis installed in Library Park (also a Henigson community contribution). With those rights came the responsibility of each individual contributing to the best of their ability to the whole. He lived life true to that value and remained fully engaged until the very end. Bob believed that education is essential if we are to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. As Janet Brownell, Orcas School Board member stated, “Bob recognized a basic tenant of our society:  when you give a child the best possible education, you bestow on them a lifetime of opportunity.  Bob and Phyllis have supported education at the preschool, k-12, and post-high school level.   It is a fact – and Bob was keen on facts – our schools are better because of Bob Henigson, and that gift will be carried on by our Orcas children well into the future.” In keeping with his education and civil society focus, Bob was delighted to have recently established the Henry J. Steiner visiting professorship in Human Rights at the Harvard School of Law. (Henry Steiner, Bob’s cousin, is a retired professor). Locally, he established a college scholarship in part-

nership with the Funhouse Commons and had recently turned his attention to early childhood education, working with a group to ensure universal access to high quality preschool for all Orcas children. From the Medical Center and the library, library park and the school, the preschools and Funhouse Commons, Orcas Center, the Grange and the Chamber Music Festival, the Preservation Trust, OPAL Community Land Trust, the Education and Community Foundations – Bob wove his thread through all and our community is more vibrant because we had the good fortune to call him our friend and neighbor, a true citizen. We will carry his charge forward and continue to create a better world. by RACHEL NEWCOMBE Library Board President

The Library’s board of trustees, director, and staff share the community’s collective sadness about the passing of Bob Henigson. Bob was a library lover and demonstrated his passion by becoming the President of the Board of Trustees. In 1997 the Henigsons donated Library Park to San Juan County. Their desire in doing this was to preserve open green space, and at the same time make the library grounds beautiful and accessible to all. Being forward thinkers, the Henigsons made sure that this property would be protected with a conservation easement with the San Juan Island Preservation Trust. Additionally, they established a fund that could maintain the park. Bob cared about the outside of the library just as much as he cared about what went on inside the library. It’s not always so easy being a board president; however, Bob guided his fellow trustees with strong leadership, imagination and a sense of inclusiveness. His philanthropic sensibilities came from a place of belief that human beings were put on this earth to help one another. We extend our condolences to Phyllis and her sons, and want you to know that we will carry with us Bob’s humanistic vision for the library. It will be a great privilege to honor him in all that we do. Andrew Carnegie once said, “There is not such a cradle of democracy on earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.” Not only did Bob Henigson embody this belief, but with his boundless graciousness he infused the Orcas Island Public Library with a legacy of love and learning.

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Obituaries Robert Henigson Long-time Orcas Island resident and Los Angeles native Robert Henigson passed away at 88 years of age on Jan. 28 surrounded by his wife Phyllis and two sons, Ted and Jeff, from injuries sustained in a serious fall at his residence a few days prior. He was at peace with his passing. Robert was born at the tail end of 1925 and grew up in Hollywood, Calif. He attended military school and during WWII served on a mine sweeper and worked to develop the predecessor to GPS. After the war, he earned two degrees from Caltech, which he applied to his work for Technicolor, perfecting the rendition of the color red in the medium that his movie-producing father would eventually make his name on. He returned to school a third time for a third degree, this from Harvard Law, and began the major work of his professional career as an attorney in Los Angeles. Upon his retirement, he relocated to the

San Juan Islands. Robert was a passionate outdoorsman who backpacked from the Sierra Nevadas to the Rockies with his young wife. Between long hours at the office, he found time to surf and ski religiously, the latter all of the way into his early 70s. He also ran – and ran, and ran – recording his best times in his late 60s when a blood cancer that would eventually become one of his greatest foes initially provided him with a legal oxygen boost that carried him to many victories over his juniors. Robert discovered yoga in his mid-70s and built a small studio in Deer Harbor where free community classes were held. He later adopted Gyrotonic, training three times a week, interspersed with self-guid-

Robert “Bob” Cobb Sunrise May 1, 1939. Sunset Jan. 22, 2014 Bob passed away at home after a long illness, on Jan. 22, 2014. He was born in Correctionville, Iowa to Merle and Maxine Cobb, and the family moved to California in 1943. Bob served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1965. He met his wife of 50 years, Marylou, during junior high school in 1954. They married in 1963 and had one son, David (Annmarie). Bob worked for the Alameda County Transit System for 25 years until

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he retired and moved with Marylou to Orcas Island in 1996. He then worked for Aeronautical Services for 10 years. Bob is survived by Marylou, his sister Marlene (Art) and his brother Michael. He was preceded in death by his brother

ed sessions on an exercise bicycle that he would roll his walker beside. His athletic appetites held no rival except perhaps for his reading of books (notably, history), which he did until he could no longer see. After that, he redoubled his efforts through audio books from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Robert’s philanthropic endeavors were the major focus of his later years. His tireless support for the community, environment, and education are well-chronicled and include affordable housing, the arts, the protection of public access to undeveloped land, and everything from early education to college scholarships to endowed professorships. He was deeply inspired by Abraham Lincoln, most particularly by his humility, integrity, and lifelong commitment to learning. A potluck memorial celebration will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 12 – Lincoln's Birthday – at the Orcas Center Madrona Room from 4 to 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Monte. Bob also had many cousins, nieces and nephews. Bob loved his golden retriever Candy, and enjoyed reading, watching golf and rooting for the Oakland Raiders. He also enjoyed observing trumpeter swans at Cascade Lake and supporting wildlife rescue and rehabilitation efforts. Per Bob’s request, there will be no service, but donations in his honor can be made to Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center or the Orcas Animal Protection Society.

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Criteria for superintendent Fundraiser for performance trip The Orcas School Board met with Rich Parker of McPherson and Jacobson, the firm contracted to assist the board with its search for a new superintendent on Jan. 20. Parker reported on his meetings with stakeholders, saying the turnout of teachers was on par with districts with a 20,000 student base. He also thought the middle school students gave a “remarkable” list of qualities for the superintendent. They ranged from want-

ing someone “humorous” to someone who is “empathetic.” There were also 45 responses to the online survey and a well attended community meeting. Here are the five criteria for the superintendent. 1. Teambuilder. The superintendent will have a proven ability to promote a positive school climate, can provide strong instructional leadership, build trust, and foster positive relations through excellent communication, listening,

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and leadership skills. The superintendent must be able to collaborate with all district personnel, be open and respectful to different points of view, and be inclusive to new ideas in decision-making. 2. Creativity. The Superintendent will be a passionate leader in public education who is informed by realities both here on Orcas and in the world into which students will enter. 3. Management. The superintendent must understand school law, common core standards, teacherprincipal evaluation systems, negotiation and labor relations, budgeting, and have a business acumen that will help with school finance. The candidate should have experience in levy elections and, ideally, grant-writing. 4. Community leader. The superintendent must be knowledgeable about the fiscal and cultural realities of living in an isolated rural environment. 5. Facilities. The superintendent must demonstrate experience in making decisions about facilities management, maintenance, construction, and renovation as they embark on a 24-month rehabilitation of the campus. McPherson and Jacobson has also created a brochure for potential candidates. It can be viewed here: http:// goo.gl/0QlavK. The application deadline is Feb. 24. Finalists will be selected by the board on March 13. Finalist interviews will be on March 17-28. The candidate will be selected on March 31.

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The Viking boys (3-9) traveled to Cedar Park Christian on Jan. 31, losing 78-37 against the Lions. Orcas played even with the Lions, down only three points after the first quarter 14-11 but the Lions dismantled the Viking defense in the second and third quarters outscoring Orcas 51-10. “The first quarter we were right there but after that we ended up turning the ball over too much, which is the story of our season,” said coach Josh Mayson. “The game can get away from you real quick when you make those mistakes.” Orcas scoring was led by Jack Gates with 16, Aidan Kruze 9, Pasha Bullock 6, Miles Harlow 4 and Brother Murphy 2. On Feb. 1, facing a different Lions team and still lacking players due to illness, the Vikings lost another battle 54-41 in Concrete

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The Orcas High School Strings, one of Northwest Washington’s highest rated high school music ensembles, has been invited to perform on the main stage at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif. from May 17 to 20. But first they are hoping to raise some money to help them make the trip. The High School Strings players will present a concert and a complete Italian dinner (pasta with selection of sauces, green salad, island-baked bread, cake and ice cream) on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in the basement of the Orcas Community Church, and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Tickets are available at the Orcas Elementary School, Darvill’s and Orcas Island Realty.

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(6-10). Although unforced errors affected the Vikings, an obvious influence on the game could only be described as “strange officiating” by one official according to a baffled Mayson. Orcas scoring was led by Bullock with 15 and Gates and Kruze both with 13. The Viking girls (11-4) executed a convincing win on Jan. 31 against (9-8) Cedar Park Christian Lions, 65-39. “We did really well,” said Coach Gregg Sasan. We came out gang busters with our press like we normally do and then we got the ball inside,” he said. The Lions tracked the Vikings in the first quarter only trailing by four, but after the Vikings outscored Cedar Park 17-2 in the second half, the Vikings doubled up on the Lions at half 35-16. Continuing to control the paint, the Vikings put together equally strong third and fourth quarters and never looked back.

Orcas scoring was led by Bella Nigretto with 19, Hannah Gaydos 17, Shelbi Rogers 13, Kilee Rogers 6, Alicia Susol 6 and Lilly Miller and Daria Stankevich both with 1. The Vikings girls racked up another win on Feb. 1 against the (1-13) Concrete Lions 64-36. The Lions held on to the Vikings tenuously in the first quarter, only down 14-7, but what Sasan called a “slow start” by his squad quickly accelerated as the Vikings awoke and outscored the Lions 27-4 in a dominant second quarter. “Concrete is a very young team,” Sasan said. “We did not play well at first, missing our shots and poor passing but we figured it out and took care of business.” Orcas scoring was lead by Gaydos with 20, Shelbi Rogers 11, Kilee Rogers 11, Nigretto 7, Susol 7, Arianna Dean 4 and Halle Thompson 4.

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“You love your family so much. Love is special to you and your family.” – Milana, 7, Orcas Elementary School

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After three weeks of dating, Ed and Kristin knew that they wanted to get married. So they did. Three months after Ed proposed they eloped to Colorado.

Kristin recalls with a laugh that the judge had to sentence a few men in orange jumpsuits before making the Wilsons a legally wed couple. What also made the day memorable is that it was Friday the 13th.

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“We celebrate every Friday the 13th when we remember,” said Ed. “And we usually remember,” added Kristin with a smile. Now 28 years later they reflect on how they fell in love and what kept them in love through all the years. Ed and Kristin met in Kansas City in 1985. Ed owned an advertising business “Ed Wilson, Writer” and Kristin was the communications director at a local hospital. “He was really famous in Kansas City,” Kristin recalled. Ed was handling the hospital’s advertising account when he met Kristin on her first day on the job. They were both attracted to one another, but felt that dating might negatively affect their work. “I just thought he was so great and so smart,” said Kristin. When Ed looks back on that day he remembers beating his hands on his steering wheel in frustration because he didn’t believe in

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She still has the lilacs Ed gave her early on in their relationship. “After the first week I knew he was in love,” said Kristin, remembering how Ed gave her a cassette tape expressing his feelings. Side one of the tape was called “subtle,” the other was called “not so subtle.” Songs included Randy Newman’s “You Can Leave Your Hat On.”  Also in the first few weeks together they laid down the blueprints of their lives. Ed’s business was important to him, but he made it clear that it would never take priority over Kristin’s career. They wanted to travel, which they did by often taking advantage of Ed’s frequent flyer miles. Kristin regularly joined Ed on his business trips. The new couple also decided that they “could go either way” when it came to future children. Ed had a daughter

from a previous marriage. As the years passed, Kristin felt a growing sense that she wanted to have a child. Ed, on the other hand, was unsure. For years, this question remained in the background of daily life. Kristin remembers one day they were having an argument about whether to adopt a dog and Kristin got out of the car, slammed the door and walked the way home. She wanted to bring a dog into the family and Ed wasn’t sure if he wanted to do the same. But despite any conflict in the relationship they pushed forward. “We’ve always had a lot of patience and tolerance for one another,” said Kristin. “At times we have had different opinions, but we always gave things time.” Ed said that he has always had a high regard

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Mollie McCown and Dan Koommoo live on Orcas Island with their two dogs and run Rosario Resort’s restaurant. They met in 2008 at Novelty Hill Januik Winery in Woodinville, Wash. where Dan was the chef and Mollie worked in the tasting room. When did you both know that you were in love? Dan: I knew it pretty quick. We had a long relationship as friends and I knew that she was someone I would want to keep in my life no matter what. Luckily for me she felt the same. Mollie: He pretty much swept me off my feet the day he took me out. He didn’t give me the chance to think twice about if he was right for me or not. He woke me up in the middle of the night on our third date (a getaway to Six Flags) to admit that he couldn’t wait to tell me he loved me. There was no doubt that I felt the same. What do you most appreciate about Mollie? Dan: She is adventurous. I am a self proclaimed worka-holic. I often lose track of what is out there besides work. She always has a way to pull me away to make time for “us.” Whether it is a night away in Seattle or a trip to Hawaii or Thailand. My life will never be dull with Mollie in it. Tell us something adorable that each of you do but has no idea is endearing. Mollie: He has an old soul. He is very old-fashioned.

WILSONS FROM 8 for Kristin’s intelligence. If there was something they did not agree on he would have to really think about his decision or find a better way to present his side of the argument. They moved to Orcas in 1990 and 12 years later decided to wind down their business and expand their family by adopting a baby girl from China. The Wilsons said adopting Paris was the best choice they had made together. “It’s truly the most thrilling adventure,” said Kristin. Some of those adventures with Paris involved the theater. Ed, Kristin and Paris have been in two shows as a family – the first Enchanted Forest cabaret show and “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Kristin was a theater major in college so the stage was nothing new to her, but for Ed the “adventure” forced him into new territory. In Enchanted Forest he had to learn dance steps for the first time. He said it was a great experience, but he probably won’t be dancing under the bright lights anytime soon. But because he and Kristin are older and have retired they said they are lucky to have the opportunity to devote so much time with Paris. Ed still remembers the first time he got to hold Paris when she was just 20 months old. “We were just committed to being good parents,” he said.

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I have never carried a grocery bag, opened a door for myself, or put my coat on without assistance. He does it without thinking, and I LOVE it. Dan: She is loved by all and I love her more for it! She naturally is a people person and can make any situation comfortable and feel like home. Every guy wants a girl who can be one of the guys yet still be the girl of his dreams. She’s one of a kind and she’s all mine. How do you keep the spark alive? Dan: We make it a point to spend time on us and spend time enjoying each other’s company doing what we love. I’m lucky. I spend the majority of my days hand in hand with my best friend who happens to be the love of my life. Mollie: We are together close to 24 hours every day. Luckily, we met working together, so we do that very well. Don’t get me wrong, we have tough days. Both of us are spontaneous, which keeps it exciting. We work hard to play hard.

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enjoy a delectable meal before slipping onto the dance floor. “Wine Dine Valentine” on Friday, Feb. 14 is an affair that allows you to kick up your heels in support of Orcas Island Children’s House. Local favorite, Gene Nery, will lend his musical talent to the main attraction; rounding out the entertainment are local magician Matthew Laslo and young songstress Stormy Hildreth. The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. Silent auction items include adventures, golf outings, product and artistic donations and air travel. Tickets are $60 per person and tables are limited. For more info, visit www. oich.org. A limited number of tickets are available at Darvill’s and Orcas Village Store.

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n this season of Valentine hearts, Hallmark cards and molded chocolates, it may seem strange to willingly consider love’s more difficult but constant companion – loss – as a pathway to more fulfilling love. But to really have total love, one must also accept the raw truth that love inevitably holds within it large and small losses: mostly the endings of different relationship phases, and of course the final loss when one or both lovers part in death. In mainstream American culture we do not often happily walk with death as a companion in our thoughts or musings. Some might say we’re even a little phobic of it. We would rather focus on the more

optimistic sides of life. But when we let the reality of death and loss become a welcome part of our relationships, instead of depriving us of life and love as we fear it might, it can actually bring us toward a more conscious and delicious savoring of love’s sensuous and deep experiences. If you ever need some perspective on a relationship and how you’re tending it, consider that one day the person you love (and you) will die, and there will be a final goodbye to the relationship as you’ve shared it in this life. How would you act, speak, or love if you weren’t sure how long you had with the other person? The truth is that you aren’t sure how long you have. By letting an awareness of mortality be somewhere in the

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milieu of our relationships, it can be a swift and definitive teacher and motivator. Sometimes it can even hasten the end of a relationship that is destined to end, because it asks the question, “With only so much time, how will I spend my life, how will I love?” For those who are committed for the long haul, embracing the reality of human mortality can help soften the calcified barriers to intimacy and love. Instead of remaining in a habituated pattern of withholding intimacy, as if time was going to go on forever for the relationship, a partner might realize that indeed time is precious and limited, and then reach across the table and touch the other person’s hand or face. Or ask an important question, or tell an important truth about their feelings. Ask anybody who has nursed a spouse or partner through to their death, and they will tell you that death

has a way of prioritizing the things that matter, and also hastening the expression of the things that need to be expressed. Rarely do people at the end of life regret, “I loved too much!” But rather a sentiment of regret usually tends toward something more like, “I wished I’d loved more openly, and not waited until the end to realize it.” Besides the larger question of final mortality, there are also smaller losses within a relationship which, when embraced, can bring a couple closer and more fully into presence and love. Sometimes couples find themselves in the midst of small endings within their relationship, and when they

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resist those endings rather than embrace them, they often suffer from the painful contractions of the relationship pushing to grow. The most common first significant loss is the transition out of the infatuation phase, where opiate hormones course freely through the in-love couples’ brains like a delicious stint in an abundant palace. Biologically speaking, this free dose of in-love hormones is purported to last up to three to four years, without much effort on the part of the individuals. After that, the partners have to actually do things to make those feelings conjure again, like wooing each other and sharing positive feelings and experiences. When a couple can embrace the natural ending of the infatuation phase, then they can begin an adventure of deep proportions. The here-to-fore assertion, “This is who you are,” becomes the adventure of, “Who are you?” The difference might be likened to getting out of a bubbly swimming pool and walking into the ocean. In order to enter those depths, the couple must be willing to risk leaving the old waters behind. Another fairly common loss in many relationships is when a couple finds them-

selves new parents, and the old life of being a duo is gone. As much as they might love and want their new family, there is also a loss: the loss of their solitary coupleness, which might not be regained fully for 18 years or more. In our mainstream culture when a new baby is coming, the emphasis is on the birth and new beginning, and little is formally in place to acknowledge the loss of the couple’s old life. Sometimes the longing for the old life can create a powerful tension within the individuals, because one or both people are not really willing to let the old life go. How powerful it might be for a couple to symbolically and outwardly acknowledge the ending of solitary-couple time, grieve the loss of it, and then embrace the next phase with all its adventures. And perhaps years later, the same couple might re-birth their solitary coupleness as their active parenting years come to a close. As modern psychology becomes increasingly fixated on creating a medical model for human experience and relationship, it can be rather refreshing to return to the ancient equalizer of all existence, death, as a guide and teacher. This Valentine’s Day, let the knowledge of your limited time on earth to love as yourself inspire and extol you into the intimate depths of human love. Analisa Lee, LMHCA, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Mt. Vernon. Brandon Adams, LMFT, is a marriage and family therapist in Eastsound and Mt. Vernon. They live in Eastsound.


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FEB. 13-15 & 20-22 39 STEPS: Take Hitchcock’s 1935 spy movie, add a dash of Monty Python and you have a riotous spoof, “The 39 Steps,” playing at Orcas Center’s OffCenter Stage. This fast-paced whodunit is directed by Deborah Sparks and Robert Hall. This twotime Tony Award-winning treat is the epitome of physical comedy, with 150 zany

SUN., FEB. 9 FRIENDS OF MORAN ANNUAL MEETING: At the Orcas

Senior Center, 4 to 6 p.m. Refreshments provided.

THURS., FEB. 13 CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: In the Community Church Fireside Room at 5 p.m. This is a monthly no cost, confidential support group for anyone dealing with issues related to cancer. Call Michael or Sue at 376-4401 for more information.

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The Orcas Island School District is taking applications to fill the following co-curricular positions: Spring 2014 Head Coaching Positions: High School Softball Head Coach and High School Golf Head Coach. First year annual stipend for each position: First year annual stipend for each position: $2,329. Deadline: February 14, 2014. Fall 2014 Head Coaching Positions: High School Football Head Coach and High School Girls Soccer Head Coach. First year annual stipend for each position: $2,329. Deadline: February 28, 2014. A criminal history background check will be required of the successful candidate(s). Please contact the district office (360)376-1504 or email smorgan@orcas.k12.wa.us for application materials/procedures. The Orcas Island School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

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Friday Harbor’s community newspapers seek an enthusiastic, creative individual to work with local businesses. Successful candidate must be dependable, detailoriented, possess exceptional customer service skills and enjoy working in a team environment. Previous sales experience a plus; reliable insured transportation and good driving record required. We offer a solid base plus commission, work expense reimbursement, excellent health benefits, paid vacation, sick and holidays, 401K and a great work environment with opportunity to advance. EOE. Send resume with cover letter in PDF or Text format to hr@soundpublishing.com or mail to Sound Publishing, Inc, 11323 Commando Rd. W, Main Unit, Everett, WA 98204

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Orcas Island Park and Recreation District Is seeking bids for 2014 - 2015 maintenance season for Buck Park. Services include basic maintenance, lawn care, and park oversight. A business license, sole proprietor, or LLC is required. Necessary equipment includes mowers, weed-eaters, and hauling vehicle. Mandatory bidder walkthrough with principals will be held on Feb 10, 2014 at 9:00 am at Buck Park to the discuss job description. E-mail OIPRD at oiprd@oiprd.org for a bid packet and proposal form or download the bid packet from our website at www.oiprd.org. Proposals due by 3:00 pm, Feb. 13, 2014. We will accept mailed, hand delivered or emailed proposals. We hope to award the contract on/before February 24, 2014 for work starting March 1, 2014. Sell it for free in the FLEA theflea@soundpublishing.com

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The award-winning newspaper Journal of the San Juans is seeking an energetic, detailed-oriented reporter to write articles and features. Experience in photography and Adobe InDesign preferred. Applicants must be able to work in a team-oriented, deadline-driven environment, possess excellent writing skills, have a knowledge of community news and be able to write about multiple topics. Must relocate to Friday Harbor, WA. This is a full-time position that includes excellent benefits: medical, dental, life insurance, 401k, paid vacation, sick and holidays. EOE . No calls please. Send resume with cover letter, three or more non-returnable clips in PDF or Text format and references to hr@soundpublishing.com or mail to: HR/GARJSJ Sound Publishing, Inc. 11323 Commando Rd W, Main Unit Everett, WA 98204

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Orcas Power & Light Cooperative (OPALCO) is seeking a highly-qualified individual with experience in operation, integration, and management of software systems, specifically database administration and development. This is a Friday Harbor based, bargaining unit, full-time position under the Technical Services Department. Please visit www.opalco.com to obtain position specific requirements, detailed job description and employment application. Deadline for application submission is February 20, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Please submit a professional resume, cover letter, employment application and references to: Beth Anderson, Manager of Island Network Network/Technical Services, 1034 Guard Street, Friday Harbor WA 98250 FAX (360) 376-3548 banderson@opalco.com

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CD COUNSELOR YOUTH/ADULT 12000 FT (40 hrs/week). Friday Harbor. Provides assessment services, individual and group counseling, prevention, intervention, and education regarding substance issues for youth and adults. Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) req’d. BA degree in behavioral sciences from an accredited college or university preferred. Minimum of 5 years freedom from “misuse� of chemicals. Valid WSDL w/insurable driving record. Wage DOE. Benefits. Visit our website at www.compasshealth.org to learn more about our open positions. Send application and resume to resume@compassh.org EOE

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NOTICE Washington State law requires wood sellers to provide an invoice (receipt) that shows the seller’s and buyer’s name and address and the date delivered. The invoice should also state the price, the quantity delivered and the quantity upon which the price is based. There should be a statement on the type and quality of the wood. When you buy firewood write the seller’s phone number and the license plate number of the delivery vehicle. The legal measure for firewood in Washington is the cord or a fraction of a cord. Estimate a cord by visualizing a four-foot by eight-foot space filled with wood to a height of four feet. Most long bed pickup trucks have beds that are close to the four-foot by 8-foot dimension. To make a firewood complaint, call 360-9021857. agr.wa.gov/inspection/ WeightsMeasures/Fire woodinformation.aspx agr.wa.gov/inspection/WeightsMeasures/Firewoodinformation.aspx

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2/8 LIVESTOCK ON YOUR SMALL FARM a workshop covering sheep, goats, cows, pigs, poultry & rabbits. Delicious local lunch incl. At Friday Harbor Brickworks 8 am-2:30 pm $35/adult $15/student. Register 360370-7664 or email

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Bid from among 51 items Items are Located at Friday Harbor LABS on San Juan Island and can be viewed between 1 and 1:30 pm, MondayFriday by appointment. contact: ellisf@uw.edu 360-378-2165. visit www. UWSURPLUS.COM to see all items and bid. Auction Closes at 7 PM, Wednesday, February 12.

WANTED! Old Guitar’s, Banjo’s, Violin’s & Ukulele’s. Any condition considered. Please call with description 1-800451-9728

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AKC YORKSHIRE Terrier puppies. 12 weeks old. First / second shots & wormed. 4 Boys at $700 each. 3 Girls at $850 each. Tea cups & smaller then usual sizes. Brown teddy bear faces & their ears stick straight up too. So adorable! Call Kim 360-384-3181 in Ferndale, WA 98248. STANDARD POODLE

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8’ WALKER BAY Rigid Dinghy with oars and cover, no sails. Like new! $700. Ask for Thomas, 360-298-5082. Automobiles Classics & Collectibles

1964 DODGE Dart GT Convertible. Restoration Project. White on white with Rallye wheels. 273 V-8. All metal and trim exceptionally good. Stored inside. Thousands spent on new components. $5,000. Call Mike, 360-675-1663 Vehicles Wanted

12’ PENN YAN. Built in late 40s. Only 1 previous owner. Current selling owner purchased in 2013 and rarely used. Includes oars and cover. Boat located in Friday Harbor. $2,700. Ask for Thomas, 360-298-5082. Find your perfect pet in the Classifieds. www.nw-ads.com

CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Makes!. Free Towing! We’re Local! 7 Days/Week. Call 1-800959-8518 CASH FOR CARS! Any Make, Model or Year. We Pay MORE! Running or Not. Sell Your Car or Truck TODAY. Free Towing! Instant Offer: 1888-545-8647

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 the 2015 weed list. For further information, contact the County Noxious Weed Control Pro-

gram at (360) 376-3499 or by e-mail at judy@sanjuanweeds.org LEGAL NO. SJ539114 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder January 29 and February 5, 2014. NOTICE OF EXISTENCE OF A ROSTER OF VENDORS, AND SOLICITATION FOR NEW VENDORS The San Juan County Auditor maintains a list of vendors available to the County for the purchase of materials, supplies, and equipment under RCW 39.04.190. To view that list, or to be included on that list, please contact the County Auditor at (360) 3783356 or auditor@sanjuanco.com, or stop by the Auditor’s office in the County Courthouse. In order to be added to the list, please provide proof of your registration as a business in the state of Washington and a brief description of the materials, supplies, and equipment which you sell. LEGAL NO. SJ541114 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder February 5, 2014. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AN ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Juan County Board of Health will conduct a public hearing for the purpose of receiving testimony on an Ordinance Regarding Accounting for On-Site Sewage Operation and Maintenance Program Charges. The public hearing will be held at the Legislative Hearing Room, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA, on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, beginning at 11:45 AM. The hearing may be continued from time to time and place to place as may be desired by the Board of Health without additional written notice. At the hearing, members of the public will be invited to speak and/or provide written statements regarding the proposed Ordinance. After the public testimony portion of the hearing has ended, the Board of Health will deliberate and consider modifications to the Ordinance that are pro-

posed by members of the public, county employees or the Board. The proposed Ordinance may then be adopted with or without modifications. All persons wishing to be heard on this matter are encouraged to attend. Written comments may be submitted in advance of the hearing by mail or at the hearing by delivery in person. Please deliver 9 copies of all written comments to the San Juan County Board of Health at 145 Rhone Street, Friday Harbor or mail to P.O. Box 607 Friday Harbor, WA, 98250. The ordinance is on file at the office of the Health & Community Services, 145 Rhone Street, Friday Harbor, WA, and may be inspected and copies obtained at the Health & Community Services office on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Summary: The proposed Ordinance amends Ordinance No. 23-2013 § 8 (uncodified) and would eliminate the need for a separate On-site Sewage Operation and Maintenance fund. The proposed Ordinance will simplify accounting processes while still maintaining revenues separately. The Auditor would use project coding to ensure that revenues from the Onsite Sewage Operation and Maintenance Program Charge are used solely for their intended purpose. The Ordinance may also be viewed 24 hours a day at the County website at http://www.sanjuanco.com/Council/PendingOrdinances.aspx. A copy of the proposed Ordinance will be mailed without charge upon request. For more information please contact the San Juan County Auditor at 360-370-7558 or Mark Tompkins at 360-370-7517. LEGAL NO. SJ541715 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. February 5, 12, 2014.

Request for Proposals for San Juan County 2015 Lodging Tax Facilities Grant Program San Juan County has established a tourism facilities program, funded by a portion of the revenue collected under the State Lodging Tax excise statutes and is seeking proposals from qualified entities interested in 1) funding single project proposals concerned with acquiring, improving or developing facilities for enhancing the tourism experience; and/or 2) matching grants for operating tourism facilities that enhance the tourism experience; and/or 3) matching grants for events that draw tourists; and/or 4) projects that carry out the goals of the San Juan County LTAC Tourism Master Plan. The contract year will begin on January 1, 2015. The expected outcome of the funded activities is to increase economic activity in San Juan County in 2015 and beyond through the overnight lodging of tourists, through tourismrelated expenditures, and construction of tourism-related facilities. Program categories are: Emphasis on Tourism facilities capital program (only for facilities in which the County has an ownership position): Construction Improvement Renovation Matching grants for Tourism Events and Festivals designed to attract tourists Matching Grants for operation of existing eligible tourism facilities that meet the criteria of this RFP and the long-range tourism plan (including, but not limited to historic museums, performing arts, visual arts) Special Investments that help to accomplish objectives of the LTAC Master Plan (available online at: http://sanjuanco.com/LTAC) The total available funding for 2015 will be approximately $480,000. Proposals are due no later than 4:30 p.m., April 11, 2014. For information and an application packet, visit the LTAC website: http://sanjuanco.com/LTAC or contact Sue Kollet at the office of County Council

(360) 370-7470. Packets may be picked up from the Council Office at 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA. Requests by mail should be sent to: San Juan County Lodging Tax Facilities Grant Program 350 Court Street #1 Friday Harbor, WA 98250. LEGAL NO. SJ541107 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. February 5, 12, 2014. Request for Qualifications for Licensed Coastal Geologic Professionals San Juan County Community Development and Planning Department (CDPD) requests Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from professional geologists licensed in the State of Washington. CDPD seeks to contract with at least two geologists to assist County hearing examiners and shoreline planning staff with review of applications for bulkheads and other types of shoreline stabilization structures. Desired skills include the ability to estimate coastal erosion rates; to differentiate between erosion caused by wind/ waves and that caused by other factors including drainage from upland areas, vegetation removal, and modification/compaction of upland soils; the ability to determine whether a structure is threatened by wind/wave erosion; familiarity with soft shoreline stabilization techniques; the ability to assess potential impacts of shoreline stabilization structures on adjacent and nearby properties including areas typically submerged; and the ability to assess applications for compliance with regulations related to geologic factors. Desired services include conducting site visits with hearing examiners and staff; preparing a written evaluations of geotechnical reports provided by applicants and/ or appellants; and providing oral testimony at hearings. The time frame for services will be through December 31, 2015. Selection will be based on qualifications; relevant experience; price;


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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.

ability, capacity and skill to perform the work; character, integrity, reputation, judgment, experience and efficiency to perform the work; ability to perform the work within the time specified; quality of work under previous contracts; previous and existing compliance with laws relating to those contracts; and other reasonable information having a bearing on the decision to make the award. Upon consideration of the submittals, the County will negotiate the final

terms with the selected parties. Submittals not meeting the requirements outlined herein will not be considered. Statement of Qualifications Proposals should consist of, but not necessarily be limited to, three copies of the following: 1. Cover letter signed by the owner of the firm; 2. Firm name, mailing address, email address, telephone and fax numbers;

3. Names of personnel who will perform the work and their relevant training and experience; 4. Copies of professional licenses and certifications; 5. Three recent examples of reports related to bulkheads or other shoreline stabilization structures prepared by the staff that will perform the work. 6. Schedule of the firm’s fees; 7. Any additional information helpful in the selection process.

Qualifications must be received no later than 4:30 PM on Friday, February 14, 2014. Facsimile and/or e-mail submittals will not be accepted. Please submit SOQs to: Shireene Hale San Juan County Community Development and Planning Department P.O. Box 947 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 (360) 370-7569 San Juan County reserves the right to reject any and all submittals. This

RFQ does not obligate the County to pay any costs incurred by respondents in the submission of SOQs. LEGAL NO. SJ541994 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. February 5, 2014.

COMBINED NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS & HEARINGS Permit Number

Project Description

Tax Parcel Number, Project Location, and Island

Applicant/Agent Name and Address

Other Date of Date Required Application Complete Permits*

Existing Environmental Documents

SEPA End Date Threshold for SEPA DET Comments

Project Comments End Date**

Hearing Hearing Body Place

Hearing Date

Wayne & Gayle Laufer c/o 462650027 Adopt Islander Law Office of SJ O’Day, SWMP; Hearing 1657 Yacht Haven, existing Bank 3/12/14 1/24/14 1/24/14 Numerous -3/7/14 Francine Shaw, PO Box 2112, HPA Examiner San Juan Island DNS Annex Friday Harbor, WA 98250 Town of Friday Multiple; from Trout Town of Friday Harbor c/o Adopt PCG000See Env. Harbor water line Lake to inside Town Wayne Haefele, PO Box 219, 1/17/14 1/17/14 Town’s Numerous -2/26/14 ---14-0001 Checklist replacement limits Friday Harbor, WA 98250 DNS 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 * cdp@sanjuanco.com Comments End Date PSJ00014-0001

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NOTICE OF DECISIONS: Hearing Examiner decisions are posted on the County website at: sanjuanco.com/cdp/hearingexdecisions.aspx LEGAL NO. SJ975557 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder, FEBRUARY 05, 2014

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TS No.: WA-13-587364-TC APN No.: 351334005000 Title Order No.: 8330670 Grantor(s): CHERIE K JACKSON, JOHN G JACKSON Grantee(s): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (“MERS”) AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. Deed of Trust Instrument/Reference No.: 20070131030 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 3/7/2014, 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: THAT PORTION OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 3 WEST, AND OF GOVERNMENT LOT 3, IN SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 3 WEST, W.M., IN SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A POINT 229 FEET NORTH, AND 209 FEET EAST OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 13; THENCE SOUTH 65º14’ EAST ALONG THE MEDIAN LINE OF THE COUNTY ROAD 170 FEET; RUNNING THENCE SOUTH TO THE MEANDER LINE; THENCE IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG

SAID MEANDER LINE TO A POINT DUE SOUTH OF THE INITIAL POINT OF THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE NORTH TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; EXCEPT ANY PORTION THEREOF LYING WESTERLY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LINE; COMMENCING AT THE MONUMENT MARKING THE WEST QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 13 AS DESCRIBED IN AUDITOR’S FILE NO. 150016, RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY; THENCE SOUTH 0º06’22” EAST 2,642.60 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER, OF SAID SECTION AS DESCRIBED AT AUDITOR’S FILE NO. 120210, SAID RECORDS; THENCE ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION NORTH 89’º48’57” EAST 1,530.47 FEET TO A POINT WHICH BEARS SOUTH 0º24’29” WEST FROM A 5/8-INCH REBAR WITH PLASTIC CAP MARKED KS&M LS 15038 SET AT THE TOP OF BANK; THENCE LEAVING SAID SOUTH LINE NORTH 0º24’29 EAST 73.20 FEET TO SAID REBAR; THENCE CONTINUING NORTH 0º24’29 EAST 130.23 FEET TO A PLASTIC CAP MARKED KS&M LS 15038” SET IN A CONCRETE DRIVEWAY ON THE SOUTH MARGIN OF PEAR POINT COUNTY ROAD #6 AND THE TERMINUS OF SAID LINE. More commonly known as: 4817 PEAR POINT RD, FRIDAY HARBOR, WA 98250 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 1/25/2007, recorded 1/31/2007, under 20070131030 records of SAN JUAN County, Washington, from CHERIE K JACKSON, AND JOHN G JACKSON, WIFE AND HUSBAND, as Grantor(s), to LS TITLE OF WASHINGTON, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-

TION SYSTEMS, INC., (“MERS”) AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (“MERS”) AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. (or by its successorsin-interest and/or assigns, if any), to Green Tree Servicing LLC. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the 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: $32,792.75 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $385,896.82, together with interest as provided in the Note from the 11/1/2012, and such other costs and fees as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on 3/7/2014. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 2/24/2014 (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 2/24/2014 (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 2/24/2014 (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 CHERIE K JACKSON, AND JOHN G JACKSON, WIFE AND HUSBAND ADDRESS 4817 PEAR POINT RD, 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 9/20/2013. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TEN-

ANTS - 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/hudpor-


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tal/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: NOV 01 2013 Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, as Trustee By: Michael Dowell, 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-13-587364-TC P1068207 2/5, 02/26/2014 LEGAL NO. S541007 Published: The Islands’ Sounder February 5, 26, 2014.

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TS No.: WA-13-592119-TC APN No.: 15972 / 351722002000 Title Order No.: 8347290 Grantor(s): TAMI A HAYES, AARON A HAYES Grantee(s): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (“MERS”) AS NOMINEE FOR KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Deed of Trust Instrument/Reference No.: 2009-0603021 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 2/14/2014, 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: ALL THAT PARCEL OF LAND IN TOWNSHIP OF FRIDAY HARBOR, SAN JUAN COUNTY, STATE OF WASHINGTON, AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN DEED INST # 97081937, ID# 351722002000, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS BEING THAT PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 3 WEST. More commonly known as: 518 BOYCE RD , FRIDAY HARBOR, WA 98250 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 5/6/2009, recorded 06/03/2009, under 2009-0603021 records of San Juan County, Washington, from AARON A HAYES HTTA AARON ANTHONY HAYES AND TAMI A HAYES, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Grantor(s), to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (“MERS”) AS NOMINEE FOR KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (“MERS”) AS NOMINEE FOR KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (or by its successors-in-interest and/or assigns, if any), to GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC. II. No action commenced by the

Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the 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: $84,297.19 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $333,827.42, together with interest as provided in the Note from the 12/1/2010, and such other costs and fees as are provided by statute. V. The abovedescribed 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 2/14/2014. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 2/3/2014 (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 2/3/2014 (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 2/3/2014 (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 AARON A HAYES HTTA AARON ANTHONY HAYES AND TAMI A HAYES, HUSBAND AND WIFE ADDRESS 518 BOYCE RD , 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

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has possession of proof of such service or posting. These requirements were completed as of 9/14/2013. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission: Toll-free: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877-894-4663) or Web site: + 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 -

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=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: 10/15/2013 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-13-592119-TC P1063403 1/15, 02/05/2014 LEGAL NO. S536341 Published: The Islands’ Sounder January 15 and February 5, 2014.

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