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VOLUME 37, NUMBER 17 • APRIL 29, 2014

Broadband for those who want to pay By Colleen Armstrong Sounder Publisher, Editor

For those who are willing to pay the connection fee, broadband is available in several core areas of San Juan County. Orcas Power and Light Cooperative created a division in 2004 called “Island Network” that allowed individual broadband connec-

tions that were close to its fiber optic infrastructure. This includes most of Friday Harbor, Eastsound and Lopez Village and a few other areas close to fiber lines. Broadband is defined as high speed internet and other communication services. As OPALCO investigated a county-wide broadband solution in early 2013, a mora-

THANK YOU to our sponsors, riders and great team of volunteers! Special thanks to Jeff & the Galley crew, Lopez Fire/EMS, the Chamber staff and Christa. See you next year! Becky

torium was placed on new Island Network connections. The board lifted that freeze in February. As of today, there are 28 members hooked up to the co-op’s broadband. “OPALCO may not be a broadband solution for everyone,” said Communication Specialist Suzanne Olson. “But we will give our members the option to connect to our infrastructure, where available.” To see a map of existing and future fiber connections, visit www.opalco.com/islandnetwork and click on “Service Locations.” The website also offers a request form for new hook-ups. “We’ve put a lot of work into this site to answer questions for the community,” Olson said. “While all co-op members help pay for our grid control infrastructure, only those who connect to the Island Network pay for those costs.” New connections include a one-time hook-up cost, which extends the network to the customer’s location from the closest backbone access point. This price will vary depending on the customer’s location. Once connected, the member pays for the service monthly. OPALCO recently hired

a new manager, John Graminski, to oversee the Island Network division. A little Broadband history In 1999, in order to improve electric system reliability, OPALCO started installing fiber optic lines connecting its offices to field devices and the mainland. Since then, it made high-speed data connections available to institutions like the public schools, libraries, medical facilities, government offices and certain small businesses. In 2011, the San Juan County Economic Development Council and the San Juan Island Community Foundation asked OPALCO to explore how its fiber optic network might be used to bring broadband services to most of San Juan County. The result was a proposed $34 million dollar project to build a hybrid fiber-wireless infrastructure that would serve at least 90 percent of the county. That initiative was shelved in the summer of 2013. “As we continued our feasibility study, the board determined the financial risk was too great,” Olson said. “It was not because we didn’t get enough members signed up.” Although the scope was scaled back, OPALCO is still expanding its fiber optic net-

Benefit concert –

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Sat., May 3, 7 p.m. Community Church

Admission: donation at door to orphanage or senior home

Lopez Center

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As of today, there are 28 members hooked up to the co-op’s Island Network broadband service. work to improve the safety of field crews and increase reliability of its electric operation. This expanded network can be used as a backbone for local connections – for those willing to pay the connection costs like trenching. Olson says public interest in individual broadband connections grew considerably after a CenturyLink underwater cable was severed on Nov. 5 last year. Telephone, 911 and internet service was interrupted for nearly a week until a temporary fix was put in place with the aid of OPALCO. Just days after the incident, the OPALCO board of directors directed that the company speed up fiber deployment throughout the county.

The co-op is undergoing a cost of service study that will update the fee structure and menu of services. It should be completed by this June. With more members connecting, the cost of service will likely go down. “The cost is currently being divided by those 28 members,” Olson said. “We are looking at what is a reasonable rate with planned expansion and new hook-ups. We want to give members a menu of options to choose from for what fits their needs … some people need it desperately now for their business to function. They don’t want to wait for the cost to potentially go down.” SEE BROADBAND, PAGE 3

Jones Farm fire

The Jones Family Farm barn burned to the ground on Wednesday night. The fire included the owners Nick and Sara Jones’ office, records, computers, and storage, as well as the upstairs apartment where they were living. No one was hurt in the fire. Jones Family Farm operates a natural, grass-based pastured livestock farm producing beef, goat, pork, produce, a shellfish farm and a commercial fishing operation harvesting wild stocks of seasonal salmon in Puget Sound. An account has been set up in their name at Islanders Bank. Donations can be made to Nick and Sara at Islanders Bank on Lopez. The address is 45 Weeks Rd, Lopez 98261. Checks should be made out to Nick and Sara Jones.

Sunday, May 4th, 7:30 pm

Soul, Blues, Rock Tickets Advanced $18/adult, $8/youth At the door $20/adult, $10/youth Purchase tickets at PSR, Lopez Book Shop, lopezcenter.org

Lopez Island Garden Club PLANT SALE Thursday May 8, 10-12:00 Woodmen Hall

Plant drop-off 5/7/14 • 3-5:00 pm


Community Calendar ONGOING WORKSHOPS: Summer workshop brochures were mailed out last week to all Lopez residents.  If you did not receive one, more are available at Lopez Village Market, Lopez Library, Lopez Chamber of Commerce, Blossoms Grocery, and the Lopez Island Family Resource (LIFRC) office.  Registration is now open.  Sign up soon to get the classes you want. 

Registrations can be made via mail, in person at LIFRC office, or online at  www. lifrc.org. Call LIFRC 4684117 with questions. ART: Chimera Gallery presents “Transparencies,” Works of art by Jan Scilipoti, and a collaboration of art works by Corrie Haight and Lark Dalton. Gallery Hours: Thurs. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. or by appointment by calling 468-3265. Show ends May 9.

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Lopez Island AA Meetings: Mondays - 7:30 p.m. at the Children’s Center Wednesdays - 4 p.m. Women’s meeting at the fellowship hall at Grace Episcopal Church Saturdays - noon at the Children’s Center Call 468-2809

Fuller Brush Catalog 360.755.9104 Carol Weiss, MA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Adult and Senior Psychotherapy

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Saturdays - 9:30 a.m. at the Children’s Center, Lopez. Call 468-4703.

turing Edith Edwards, Lyric Soprano and Becky Edwards, Piano. 7 p.m. at Lopez Island Community Church. Admission by donation at the door. A charming mix of popular songs from the past, opera arias, spirituals and religious selections will be featured.

SUN, MAY 4 MUSIC: Trio Sonatas from the Baroque. 2 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church. For info, www.salishseafestival.org. MUSIC: Ruthie Foster, 7:30 p.m., Lopez Center. Advanced tickets $18/ adult $8/youth. Tickets at the door $20/adult $10/youth. Ticket outlets:  PSR, Lopez Book Shop, Blossom Organic Grocery, lopezcenter.org. MON, MAY 5 MEETING: “Restoring San Juan County Wildflowers,” 6 - 7 p.m., Lopez Library Meeting Room. Eliza Habegger, wildflower nursery specialist, will be presenting a talk about “Restoring San Juan County Wildflowers” The public is welcome. Doing business without advertising is like doing exercise in the dark… You know what you’re accomplishing but no one else is watching!

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speakers, testimonials, and a free will offering will be taken. Refreshments will be served.

WED, MAY 7 EVENT: Annual Report to the Community, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church/ Grace Hall. Free. Come join the San Juan Islands Conservation District for our Annual Report to the Community! Hear about exciting new and enhanced programs and help us determine future goals for the coming year. Take home a free Energy Saver Kit! Join our email list today at info@sjislands.org. For info, contact Sue Vulgares (360378-6621) or visit www. sanjuanislandscd.org.

SAT, MAY 17 OUTDOORS: Turtleback/ Turtlehead Loop hike on Orcas; This is a great opportunity to visit the new Turtlehead and connector trail completed in 2013 plus Turtleback all in one trip without putting in too many hours. We will start from the north trailhead, but leave a car at the south trailhead to bring people back and complete the loop. This will be a four to six mile hike depending on some options. The hike involves easy hiking terrain with great views and hopefully some wild flowers. Sign up with our leader Mike Moore for meeting time, ferry schedule, etc. at 360-468-3622 or email him at eroom@rockisland.com. This should be an easy sign up for those on Orcas as well. For info, call Bob Walker, 468-3397. MARKET: The Lopez Farmers’ Market opening days, 10 a.m. - 2 :30 p.m., in the village.

THURS, MAY 8 MEETING: Lopez Island Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale & Silent Auction,10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Come early and bring a box to take home all your plant treasures: Veggie Starts, Perennials, Ground Covers, Herbs, Shrubs and more! Put your bids in at the Silent Auction which will close at 11 a.m. There will special plants from Local Nurseries and Businesses. Also there will be a Master Gardener’s Table for info on Planting and Care of your new plants. Bring local Plant Donations to Woodmen Hall, May 7, 3-5 p.m. FRI, MAY 16 MEETING: Ladies Night Out 2014, “Women of Faith, Women of Valor,” 7 p.m., Center Church. There will be praise, worship, guest

SUN, MAY 18 CLASS: Braising Demystified (rescheduled), 4-8 p.m. at Lexi & Kirm’s house. $55 fee.  Kim Bast will teach braising techniques to transform tough, lean cuts of meat into a mouthwatering dinner.  For more info, call the LIFRC at 468-4117 or go to www. lifrc.org.

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THURS, MAY 29 FOOD: Evening Meal at School, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Lopez School MultiPurpose Room. The Lopez Locavores invite the community to share a spring dinner made with fresh, organic Lopez grown food.  Also featured will be the Annual Student Concert after the meal, tours of the School Garden, and displays about local farming.  Please consider bringing a donation of non-perishable food for the Lopez Food Bank at Grace Church.  Pay what you can.  SAT, MAY 31 DANCE: Contra/Square Dance, 8 p.m., Lopez Center. The amazing Ruthie Dornfeld from Seattle (fiddle) and Clyde Curley of Bellingham (guitar) will play and Tony Mates of Seattle will call the dances. All of the dances will be taught, no partner needed. All ages are welcome! This is the last dance of our season see you there. CLASS: Child and Babysitting Safety for 10-14 Year olds, 12 - 6 p.m., Grace Church, $40 fee.  A fun, co-ed course led by Sheila Davis (American Safety & Health Institute) for building a safe & successful babysitting business.   For more information, call the LIFRC at 468-4117 or go to www. lifrc.org.

Just Heavenly Fudge Factory Thursday – Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Bay Dinner: Wed.-Sun. 5pm to 9pm Lunch: Sat. & Sun. opening at 12pm We invite you for lunch, dinner, appetizers and drinks or food to go and we never close early!

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TUES, MAY 22 MUSIC: Polecat, 7:30 p.m. Lopez Center. $12/ adult $5/youth. Ticket outlets:  PSR, Lopez Book Shop, lopezcenter.org

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Throughout the islands, neighborhoods are joining forces to share the cost of a broadband connection. Communities in Deer Harbor, Roche Harbor and Cape San Juan are looking at spreading the cost out amongst multiple homeowners. The future Last August, the board asked OPALCO to look into purchasing a “licensed FCC spectrum.” This would allow antennas to send wireless broadband signals to many more locations at a fraction of the current broadband cost. The cost of that purchase is confidential and the negotiations are ongoing. An answer is expected some time this year. “It’s bigger than just making a purchase,” Olson said. “It’s a long process with FCC licensing.” To avoid outages like Century Link’s this past fall, OPALCO has microwave links throughout the county that create a loop to prevent service interruption. Redudancy in power supplies means there is a back-up if something fails. “You need a plan b,” Olson said. “After the big outage, everyone became very familiar with the term redundancy.”

Julie Duke takes helm at Wolf Hollow nonprofit If the name of Wolf Hollow’s new executive director has a familiar ring to it, well, it should. Not only is Julie Duke taking over the reigns from Julie Knight, but she is also no stranger to the San Juan Island-based wildlife rehabilitation center.

In fact, Duke first became involved at Wolf Hollow back in 1997, as a volunteer animal caregiver at the time, while working on and completing an associates degree at Skagit Valley College’s San Juan Center. Duke also volunteered in animal transport and served on Wolf Hollow’s board of direc-

tors from her home on Orcas Island before moving away from the San Juans in 2004. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Washington State University and worked in the field of non profit man-

agement and fundraising in Mendocino, Calif., and on Bainbridge Island prior to moving back to the San Juans. Knight steps down as director following a six-year tenure managing the wildlife

rehab center. She will continue to be involved with Wolf Hollow as a member of the board of directors, a role which she has performed for more than 20 years, including several terms as board president.

Come Join Us for Our Annual Report to the Community Tuesday, May 6th Orcas Island Grange

Wednesday, May 7th

Grace Episcopal Church, Lopez Island

Thursday, May 8th

Brickworks, Friday Harbor Hear about our exciting new and enhanced programs! Help us determine goals for the coming year! Take home a free Energy Saver Kit!

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Last year’s great pairing. May 17 will mark the date of the 5th annual Great Pairings, the popular wine and food pairing event benefitting the Lopez Children’s Center. Brent Charnley, Lopez Island Vineyards’ award-winning winemaker, will present 5 of his newly released bottlings. (Several of these wines have already won medals in early competitions.) Each of the wines will be paired with a food course crafted especially for the wine by 5 different of our best local chefs. Guests will also hear from Brent and the chefs about each course. There are

other sur-prises each year. Reserve early! This year’s event will

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24 Hours to Support Your Favorite Island Organizations On Tuesday, May 6, from midnight to midnight, all donations made through The Seattle Foundation's website will be “stretched” by a fund that partially matches each gift up to $5,000. The “stretch” pool means more funding for local nonprofits to continue their important work. To learn more about this special one-day online giving campaign, or to donate on GiveBIG Day – visit seattlefoundation.org or visit the websites of the following island charities.

The board and staff of the Lopez Island Family Resource Center would like to express our gratitude to United Way for helping to fund our Mentor Program and Pre School Primar y Inter vention Program. Funding allows us to provide extra support for our children and their families.

by calling Jane Hobbs at the Lopez Children’s Center, 360-468-3896.

Letters to the editor must be no more than 350 words in length and must be signed by the writer. Include address and telephone number for verification purposes. Anonymous letters will not be published. Send your letters via e-mail to: cbagby@islandsweekly.com.

Now in its fifteenth year, the Lopez Mentoring Program’s goal is to increase relationships and friendships with adults who provide positive support and model healthy norms and clear standards for participating youth. We have successfully matched 90 adult mentors with 90 elementary students over the last fifteen years. The Primary Intervention Program is an early inter-

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vention and prevention program designed to enhance school related competencies, enhance social & emotional growth, and reduce school adjustment difficulties. It is designed to help children feel positive about their school environment and enhance their emotional, behavioral or social development by early intervention. United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. Please give to United Way annual fundraising campaign. Sincerely, CELIA MARQUIS Director of the Lopez Island Family Resource Center

Vote in OPALCO election We’d like to urge every OPALCO member to be sure to vote by noon May 2 in the OPALCO Board election, either by mail or online at www.opalco.com. We are voting to keep two smart experienced board members to help guide Opalco through the big changes to come, both in broadband and, most especially, in the bigger transition to green energy that must come soon. We’re voting for Glenna Hall and Vince Dauciunas and we hope you will too. LEE STURDIVANT AND LOUISE DUSTRUDE Friday Harbor

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The 13th Annual Lopez Island Garden Club’s highly anticipated Plant Sale is happening on Thursday, May 8, from 10 a.m. till noon at Woodmen Hall on Fisherman Bay Road. Eager Lopez gardeners often line up early to have first shot at selecting many wonderful and sometimes unique plants that other gardeners from all over the island have donated. The selection of plants includes trees, shrubs perennials, groundcovers, veggie and berry starts and a variety of native species. This special event will also include the popular and successful Silent Auction. Be sure to get there early as the auctionbids will close promptly at

Lopez Village Market receives big awards Lopez Village Market Produce Depar tment was awarded "Produce Department of the Year - 2013" for all Western Washington Red Apple Markets. Lopez Village Market Meat Department awarded "Meat Department of the Year - 2013" for all of Western Washington Red Apple Markets.

11:00 AM. Shoppers can make bids on a fabulous assortment of plants and gift certificates donated by local businesses and nurseries, including Azusa Farm and Gardens, Christianson’s Nurser y, Lopez Village Market, Pelindaba Lavender Farm, Mitchell Bay Farm, Skagit Gardens, Sunset Builder’s Nursery, Sweetbriar Farm, T & D Farms, The Market in Anacortes, and Wells Nursery, as well as other individuals and businesses. In addition to plants

for sale, there will be a used Garden Books section which was very popular last year. Funds raised by the Plant Sale are used by the Garden Club to finance their yearly scholarship awarded to a graduating Lopez High School senior and to award stipends to guest speakers who give presentations at the Garden Club meetings. Members of the Garden Club meet monthly, September through June, on the 2nd Thursday of the month at

Woodmen Hall, from 9:30 till noon. Ever y other year the Garden Club also sponsors the Lopez Island Garden Tour which is a real treat for ever yone to see what is possible to grow on this rock of ours. The next tour will be in 2015. Grab your gardening gloves and tools and get ready for this year’s Plant Sale on May 8. Donate any plants you are thinning out or would like to share. Donations can be dropped off at Woodmen Hall on Wednesday, May 7, from 3-5 p.m.

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Nominate an Island Steward Want to keep your kids’ teeth healthy? The ABCD Dental Program can help!

Good oral health comes from reducing the things that harm teeth and increasing the things that help teeth. By learning about dental decay, watching out for the things that can harm your child’s teeth and doing the things you can to help your child’s teeth, you will be giving your child the gift of a healthy smile for a lifetime. Dental disease is the most common chronic disease of early childhood. This means that you have to take action early to protect your child’s teeth. A child’s first set of teeth (baby teeth) are important. These teeth allow your child to chew and eat properly, help your child to speak clearly, shape your child’s face, and guide the permanent or adult teeth into place. Cavities and decay in baby teeth can spread to permanent teeth, causing painful and costly damage when the child is older. But, you can prevent this! Regular dental check-ups and preventive care, good daily oral hygiene habits, and a healthy diet can help prevent decay. The ABCD program is a resource to help you get started on the road to good oral health. ABCD is a collaborative effort of the WA Health Care Authority’s Medicaid Program, the UW School of Dentistry, the WA Dental Service Foundation, the WA State Dental Association, local dental societies, local health departments, and community organizations. The ABCD program is each county is administered by the local health department or another community agency that contracts with the state Health Care Authority’s Medicaid Program. Local ABCD programs work closely with a local dentist champion, who not only treats eligible children, but works to promote the program itself. Dentists undergo a special ABCD training to become certified providers. Our San Juan County ABCD-certified champion is Michael Horn, DDS. Covered services offered by the ABCD program are two family oral health education visits yearly, certain preventive and restorative procedures as needed, two regular check-ups yearly, and three fluoride varnish applications yearly. The Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) program is a state program established to increase access to dental services for all Medicaid-eligible children ages five and younger. Once enrolled in the ABCD program, eligible clients are covered until their sixth birthday. If your child has WA state health insurance, i.e. Apple Health, your child is eligible to receive ABCD dental care, as long as they receive services from an ABCD-certified dentist. At this time, there are three ABCD dentists in San Juan County. All children must be pre-enrolled in the program to participate. For more information or to enroll your child, call the San Juan County Health Department at 360-370-7502, the San Juan County Health Department, Orcas at 360-370-0588, and the San Juan County Health Department, Lopez at 360-370-7504. First Tooth, First Birthday, First Dental Visit!

  Do you have a friend or neighbor who takes exceptional care of their land? A teacher who inspires students to understand and care for the environment? A business that has been a leader in sustainable business practices? Here is an opportunity to recognize exemplary members of our community who have shown their commitment to preserving and protecting the San Juan Islands.   Each year the Stewardship Network of the San Juans presents Good Steward Awards to islanders, and we need your nominations. If you know someone who deserves this award, please submit your nomination by  May 23, 2014. Nominations will be accepted in the following eight categories:  Shoreline Stewardship, Farmland  Stewardship, Woodland

Stewardship, Village Stewardship, Business Stewardship, Individual Stewardship, Youth Stewardship and Educator Stewardship.   To see previous years’ winners, nomination forms and award guidelines, go to stewardshipsanjuans.org. Results will be announced in the media the week of June 9. Award recipients will be presented with “Finnies” — fish handcrafted by Crow Valley Pottery — on Saturday, June 21 as part of the Solstice Celebration on Orcas Island.   To submit nominations, fill out the form on stewardshipsanjuans.org. You can also mail your nomination to Julia Vouri, Stewardship Network Coordinator, C/O San Juan Islands Conservation District, 530 Guard St., Friday Harbor 98250. Questions? Contact Julia at stewardshipnetwork@ gmail.com.

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Publisher/Advertising Manager The Journal of the San Juans, located in Friday Harbor, on beautiful San Juan Island in Washington State, is seeking an experienced, self-starting Publisher/Advertising Manager. Three-plus years of newspaper/media sales experience, along with leadership experience required. Responsibilities include: print and digital ad sales; helping local businesses create marketing and business plans; supervision of a small staff and involvement in the local community.

REPORTER The Covington/Maple Valley Reporter, a division of Sound Publishing Inc. is seeking a seasoned general assignment reporter with writing experience and photography skills. This is a senior position and is based out of the Covington office. The primary coverage will be city government, business, sports, general assignment stories; and may include arts coverage. Schedule includes evening and/or weekend work. As a Reporter for Sound Publishing, you will be expected to: generate 8-10 by-line stories per week; use a digital camera to take photographs of the stories you cover; post on the publication’s web site; blog and use Twitter on the web; layout pages, using InDesign; shoot and edit videos for the web. The most highly valued traits are: commitment to community journalism and everything from short, brieftype stories about people and events to examining issues facing the community; to be inquisitive and resourceful in the coverage of assigned beats; to be comfortable producing five bylined stories a week; the ability to write stories that are tight and to the point; to be a motivated self-starter; to be able to establish a rapport with the community. Candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills, and be able to work effectively in a deadline-driven environment. Minimum of two years of previous newspaper experience is required. Position also requires use of personal vehicle, possession of valid WA State Driver’s License and proof of active vehicle insurance. We offer a competitive hourly wage and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays), and 401K (currently with an employer match.) Email us your cover letter, resume, and include five examples of your best work showcasing your reporting skills and writing chops to:

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Mechanic Wanted Mike Carlson Enterprises would like to hire a heavy equipment mechanic. Pay is DOE. For application at 360.378.4579 or email mce_christy@inter island.net mce_christy@interisland.net

OFFICE & CIRCULATION MANAGER This position is located in Eastsound, WA. This full-time position, 32 hours per week, includes excellent benefits: medical, dental, life insurance, 401k, paid vacation, sick and holidays. Must be a reliable selfstarter with excellent customer service skills, well organized, detail oriented, dependable and able to work independently. Responsibilities include accounts receivable, accounts payable, ad order entry, office management and front desk reception. Reliable automobile required plus proof of insurance and good driving record. EOE. Please send resume with cover letter to hr@soundpublishing.com or mail to: HR/ISCM, Sound Publishing, Inc., 11323 Commando Rd. W, Main Unit, Everett, WA 98204

RECEPTIONIST/ OFFICE MANAGER POSITION at Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands. Job includes multi line phone system, walk-in customers and various general office duties. High level of computer skill is required plus knowledge of website uploading, internet navigation, numerous software applications and general office skills. Excel, Publisher, Photoshop. Professional office environment. Submit resume to: Simonson@sanjuan islands.com or call 378-2101. EOE Simonson@sanjuanislands.com

The Journal of the San Juan’s is part of Sound Publishing, the largest community newspaper publisher in Washington State. We offer an excellent salary plus a bonus/commission plan, a great work environment, medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k with company match, paid holidays, vacation and sick time. EOE. Visit our website at www.soundpublishing.com to learn more about us! For immediate consideration, send resume and cover letter to: hr@soundpublishing.com or mail to: HR/SJJPUBSM, Sound Publishing, Inc., 11323 Commando, Road, Main Unit, Everett, WA 98204.

REPORTER 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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Notice to Contractors Washington State Law (RCW 18.27.100) requires that all advertisements for construction related services include the contractor’s current department of Labor and Industries registration number in the advertisement. Failure to obtain a certificate of registration from L&I or show the registration number in all advertising will result in a fine up to $5000 against the unregistered contractor. For more information, call Labor and Industries Specialty Compliance Services Division at 1-800-647-0982 or check L&Is internet site at www.lni.wa.gov Professional Services Legal Services

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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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AKC Beautiful Westie puppies. Ready to meet their new families, accepting $300 deposits now. Mom/Dad on site and up to date on shots. Very loving, loyal breed. Great family pet. Pups come with 1st shots, dewormed & AKC papers. Pups ready May 21st. $1,100. Details call Tami 360-880-3345 Onalaska.

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MALTICHON PUPPIES. Mom AKC Bichon Frise. Dad AKC Maltese. Vet checked, 1st shots & dewormed $550 - $650. Available May 1st. Visit our website: www.reddoorkennel.com 360-978-4028 Need extra cash? Place your classiďŹ ed ad today! Call 1-800-388-2527 or Go online 24 hours a day www.nw-ads.com.

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24’ CIERA Bayliner (2452), 1997. $15,000. 250 hp Merc engine. Microwave, 2 burner alcohol/ electric range, refrigerator. Sleeps 4. Garmin GPS with local chips. Fish finder. Electric downrigger. Mercury 9.9 4 stroke outboard. Inflatable dingy with Nissan outboard. Yearly bottom paint, zincs and engine tune up. Life jackets, fenders, 2 anchors. Stern line roller. Orcas Island. 360-3765818 Marine Sail

22’ PYRAMID 660. Ultra light, 2 person, single trapeze, rocket ship. Designed by Carl Schumacher. With trailer. Displacement 850 lbs. Asymmetric and Symmetric Spinnakers. $5,000. 360-468-2655 or captainrussj@gmail.com Sport Utility Vehicles Ford

12.6’ SEA EAGLE Inflatable Transom Fishing/ Sport Boat with All Accessories. Includes: Anchor, Oars, Seats with Flotation Cushions, Inflation and Repair Devices. Also included are a Collapsible Sun Canopy, Rigid Floorboard System, Full Length Cover, and Custom Trailer. Motor (included) is a Honda 9.9HP Four-Stroke (Legal on Fresh Water Lakes in WA). Low Hours -- Only Used Twice, and Only in Fresh Water. Motor has it’s own Dolly and Cover. Boat is Actually Rated for a 30HP Motor, and has 6 Person Capacity. As an Inflatable, is Really Light, Comfortable and Capable of Large Capacity Storage Under Seats. Near New Condition -- Kept Garaged All Its Life. No Damage. Appropriate for Towing by Anything from Truck to SUV to Regular Auto. Sale Necessitated by Medical Stuff. Asking $5,500. Call Brian at 360-876-0424. YAMAHA 4 Stroke Outboard. 9.9HP, Electric start, very low hours. Model F9.9MSHA. Just had serviced by dealer. Excellent shape. $2569 or best offer. Call Ed, 253-279-4251 (cell)

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1993 Ford Explorer, XLT, all extra options, excellent condition! 136,000 miles, one owner, gold color $2,000. (360)370-5579 Motorcycles

1996 KAWASAKI GPZ Motorcycle. Summer is coming, this bike is fast and reliable. Ready to run! Low mileage. Runs great. All original. Health forces sale and I am sad to see my toy go. $2,000. Oak Harbor. Text only please, photos available 360-914-2073.

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O’Bryant is poster winner By Cali Bagby Weekly editor

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South Lopez 3 bedroom 2 bath energy star home on 1+ acre $299,500 Swifts Bay Waterfront Cabin with stairs to the beach $547,000

Lopez Valley Old Farm House Remodeled Olympic Mountain view on 33 acres $519,000 Lopez Village building lot $92,000 For more information contact Gary Berg at Lopez Island Realty 360-468-2291 • Toll free 866-632-1100 lopezisland@rockisland.com Website: lopezislandrealty.com

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High School student Kevin O'Bryant is the winner of the Lopez Island Farmers' Market Poster Contest. “When I won it was like a weight had been lifted because the wait had been so long ... followed by an overpowering feeling of joy and triumph,” he said. The young artist said it took him about 11 hours to complete the poster, which is a wonderful array of produce, flowers and berries in crates. “I didn't like the idea of vegetables and berries being in a pile on the poster,,” said O'Bryant about his idea for integrating crates into the image. “I sketched some ideas and the poster went from there.” The Farmers' Market opening day is May 17, from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. every Sat. through Sept. 13. The market is located in the village.

Lopez School Receives State Award Lopez School recently received a state award for its academic progress, reported school officials. The 2013 Washington Achievement Awards recognized Lopez, and other selected districts, for their significant progress toward continuous improvement of student academic achievement. Lopez Middle and High School was recognized for “High Progress”, which

was awarded to schools in the state that have been in the top 10 percent for their rate of school improvement in math and reading over the past three years, as measured by state assessment scores. This achievement recognizes student progress across all categories and subgroups of students. State Superintendent Randy Dorn, applauded the efforts of the schools rec-

ognized, in a recent press release. “So many schools in our state are doing good work to make a difference for kids”, he said. “These awards represent some of the best. It's an honor to recognize them and celebrate their success.” Lopez School officials are proud to receive this recognition and assert that it not only recognizes the achievement of students, but also the hard work of

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the entire K-12 staff. In a small school, such as Lopez, the influence of all staff is felt by each individual and collective groups of students, and academic success is the manifestation of the collective effort and commitment to excellence of the entire school. “By lifting up our most successful schools, the Washington Achievement Award shines a light on the best practices that are making (school) success possible”, concluded officials at the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in announcing the recipients of these awards.

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Bonneville Power Administration will be doing high-voltage maintenance work on the Fidalgo Substation. Power will be off for all of San Juan County. OPALCO will take advantage of this to do maintenance and on our own Bonneville opportunity Power Administration willreplacement be doingwork high-voltage transmission system as well.

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For information about the Labs: maintenance work on the Fidalgo Substation. Power will be offhttp://depts.washington.edu/fhl Members are responsible for their own equipment and OPALCO for all of San Juan County. OPALCO will take advantage encourages all members to install surge protection to safeguard of this 620 University Road computer and other sensitive equipment andwork appliances. opportunityelectronic, to do maintenance and replacement on our Puzzle own Answers MUD BAY WATERFRONT To prepare for the transmission system as outage, well. members may want to turn sensitive

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electronics and equipment off at the surge protector, or unplug themresponsible completely. Afterfor power is restored, turn things on slowly: Members are their own equipment and OPALCO one at a time. Go to www.opalco.com to learn more about encouragespreparing all members install surge protection to safeguard for outagesto and surge protection. (360) 468-3344 • Toll free 866-468-3344 electronic, computer and other sensitive equipment and appliances. Friendly Isle Building in the Village Website: http://www.wrelopez.com E-mail - wrehome@wrelopez.com • Member NWMLS

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