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VOLUME 37, NUMBER 18 • MAY 6, 2014

Superintendent Bill Evans steps down By Erinn Nelson Special to the Weekly

For the last nine years, Bill Evans has served the Lopez Island School District. Now he’s stepping down from his position. “This is the right path for the district,” Lopez School District Superintendent Bill Evans said in a recent

column in the Islands’ Weekly. Evans announced his plans to resign in order to create a new position of superintendent/finance director in the wake of some financial oversight by the school district. He closed his column saying, “Thank you for the honor of being

Scholarship Opportunity A $1,000 scholarship is available to a former Lopez High School graduate who is currently a first, second or third year university or college student. For an application contact Jeanna Carter, 468-2202, ext. 2214, Lopez School, 86 School Road, Lopez Island, WA 98261 application deadline June 1st

your superintendent.” Evans recommended to the school board to begin the process of recruiting for his replacement, which will take place in the next few weeks. “We need a superintendent whose skills include a high degree of financial savvy, to complement the outsourcing of financial services and provide the necessary oversight of that sourcing.” Evans said. For now, Evans will continue his duties as superintendent and said that, “I pledged my full energies towards assisting in the transition to a new superintendent and the restructuring of the district office, and I shared that I would be available for as long as needed.” It is unclear how long that will be. Evans said it could be up to a calendar year to restructure and recruit for the position. After it is filled Evans is unsure what he will do, if he will stay on

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Right: Bill Evans. Lopez or seek work with a nonprofit such as the Boys and Girls Club. “I don’t want to quit serving people,” Evans said of his future possibilities. From childhood Evans knew he wanted to work with people. Evans said, “As with a lot of kids following in my parents footsteps was not at the top of the list.” He aspired to be a lawyer or a park ranger, the latter which he tried for a few years. Eventually he did follow in his parents’ footsteps and became a teacher in 1976 in Coupeville, Wash. About half of his 40 year career in education was spent in the classroom, and then he transitioned to administrative work. He has been the superintendent for Lopez School District since 2005, taking

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a one-year retirement in 2010 before being asked to return as interim superintendent and then being rehired to fill the position permanently. When he moved to Lopez in 2005 Evans said, “This is the kind of place I’d been looking for most of my career.” To Evans, Lopez is a special, unique place and of the school district he said, “I am proud. This staff is amazing,

as is the community support.” He also said, “I want to share my appreciation for being able to be in this place for so many years.” His favorite part of being a superintendent has been to help create the opportunity for children and adults to realize their potential. “I like to help grow people,” Evans said. When asked what he would miss the most he said without pause, “the kids.”

Lopez Artist Guild Art Show Featuring: “Colors of Life” Summer Moon Photography Opening Reception Friday, May 9, 5-7 pm Exhibit runs through June 4, 2014 at Lopez Center for Community & the Arts

A Panel Discussion On Under Age Drinking And Distracted Driving

All Community Members are Invited


Community Calendar WED, MAY 7 EVENT: Hi/By Party for Heidi/ Beth, 12 p.m., Lopez Library. The Friends of the library and library staff will be hosting a hi/goodbye party for Heidi Larsen (leaving) and Beth St. George (arriving). EVENT: Lopez Hat Day, all day. Gather in Lopez Village Park at 12:15 p.m. for a Grand Showing of the Hats! Just wear a hat for the fun of it. Does not support any organization, business or individual. No meetings, no committees, no fundraising, no cost.

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.

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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

Al-Anon:

Carol Weiss, MA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Adult and Senior Psychotherapy Parent Guidance Jungian Dreamwork

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

Mindfulness Psychology 468-3571 35 years experience Zen meditation and mindfulness practitioner UW Geriatric Mental Health Certificate

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 9 EVENT: “Colors of Life” by Summer Moon Photography, 5 – 7 p.m., Lopez Center. Join Summer Moon Scriver for the opening reception of her new photography show, “Colors of Life”; Large Photographic Prints on Gallery Canvas. FRI, MAY 16 MEETING: Ladies Night Out 2014, “Women of Faith, Women of Valor,” 6 p.m.,

Center Church. There will be praise, worship, guest speakers, testimonials, and a free will offering will be taken. Refreshments will be served.

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.

Letters

to the Editor

Draw the Line between youth and alcohol

This upcoming month will bring several youth lead events into our community which addresses

the    issue of underage drinking.    Although drinking by persons under the age of 21 is illegal, people ages 12 to 20 years drink 11 percent of all the alcohol consumed in the United States. On average, underage drinkers consume more

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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.

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 THURS, MAY 22 the dances. All of the dances will be taught, no MUSIC: Polecat, 7:30 partner needed. All ages p.m. Lopez Center. $12/ are welcome! This is the adult $5/youth. Ticket last dance of our season outlets:  PSR, Lopez Book see you there. Shop, lopezcenter.org CLASS: Child and Babysitting THURS, MAY 29 Safety for 10-14 year FOOD: Evening Meal olds, 12 - 6 p.m., Grace at School, 5:30 – 7 Church, $40 fee.  A fun, p.m. Lopez School Multico-ed course led by Sheila Purpose Room. The Lopez Davis (American Safety Locavores invite the com- & Health Institute) for munity to share a spring building a safe & sucdinner made with fresh, cessful babysitting busiorganic Lopez grown food.  ness.   For more informaAlso featured will be the tion, call the LIFRC at Annual Student Concert 468-4117 or go to www. after the meal, tours lifrc.org. 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.

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drug, including tobacco and illicit drugs. Second, 24 percent of teens report getting in a car with a driver who had been drinking. The list of consequences of underage drinking is long, most concerning is the fact that  youth who start drinking before the age of 15 are five times more likely to develop alcohol dependence or abuse later in life than those who begin drinking at or after age 21. Reducing underage drinking requires community-based efforts to monitor the activities of youth and decrease youth access to alcohol. When communities are willing to take action through strategies such as enforcing minimum legal drinking age laws, reducing youth exposure to alcohol advertising and develop comprehensive community – based programs, we begin

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Spotlight on Lopezians by Gretchen Wing

Diana Sheridan, Lopez Island If it were up to Diana Sheridan, this Spotlight would use a different metaphor: a dream-catcher. “I see myself in this circle,” she says, all her passions connected in a web. “In the middle of that dream catcher are relationships and community. That’s what all those threads are.” Diana and her husband Ed share powerful strands of that web, which, one year ago, drew them permanently to Lopez. Love of learning is a major strand, nurtured in her academic family. In 1966, with two children and little money, the Sheridans entered graduate school. Ed left his teaching job in Tacoma, and both enrolled at University of Washington, Diana in library science, Ed in social work. With no budget for daycare, they tag-teamed. Diana watched the children while Ed attended class, “then at 4:30, I was literally on the curb, with both

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Above: Diana Scheridan at age 20. Right: Sheridan now. kids, waiting for him, and off I went till 10 o’clock.” Diana and Ed rented an apartment for $32/month at Yesler Terrace, public housing for mostly African American families. That experience, she says, “was life-forming.” As part of the War on Poverty, Diana helped establish a daycare center. That neighborhood “nourished me to become an activist,” Diana says. “My involvement with the Lopez Land Trust really began long ago as a child in New York City, but it came to fruition in Seattle when I grasped what community really means.” Remember

to provide loving care for the residents is the key to helping them maintain the highCONTINUED FROM 2 est quality of life possible. Thanks to the support to create a culture that Hamlet House receives addresses underage drinking.   I would encourage com- from United Way of the San munity members to Draw Juan’s we have been able to the Line between youth and hire, train and maintain staff alcohol. Be a real line, help who are committed to proyouth make healthy deci- viding a superior quality of sions and responsible deci- care to our beloved seniors. United Way funding has sions by not serving or progiven Hamlet House the viding alcohol to those who are under the legal drinking opportunity to staff in a manage.  Underage drinking is ner that has provided each a real problem facing the resident with a more personyouth in our community. alized level of care that best Support the youth who have suits their individual needs. taken the time to prepare Now that we are afforded various events and activities addressing this concern.

LETTERS

GEORGEANA M. COOK Director, Lopez Island Prevention Coalition

Hamlet House gives thanks to United Way When you run an Adult Family Home there are no ordinary days. Each day presents it’s own unique challenges and milestones as the needs of those you care for change. If nothing else, the past few years have taught me that having the proper staff

that dream-catcher? Shared love of adventure is another strand. After a couple of years as high school librarian and social worker, Diana and Ed joined the Peace Corps and packed up for two years on Mindanao, in the Philippines. The kids, six and eight, went to local schools while their parents caught the “jeepney” (converted WWII jeeps) to work. Diana wrote grants and collected training materials for the Philippine Department of Social Welfare; Ed did community development projects. Though daily life was safe enough, evidence of a war between Christians and Muslims posed “difficult questions by our chil-

dren when they saw body bags at the airport.” Diana’s most passionate project was starting a squatters’ community health center that still exists. She also worked in the distant mountains with nomadic Mansaka women, who made beautiful beadwork. The women kept all their beads in a huge bowl, through which the children dug as their mothers painstakingly picked out the desired colors. Attempting to streamline production, Diana received a lesson in cultural norms. She brought a set of baby-food jars to separate colors into a seemingly wellreceived innovation. Two weeks later she returned to find the jars used for other

better staffing opportunities the positive effects trickle throughout the house in countless other ways. The increased level of staffing also ensures more time can be spent on caring for our re sidents social, emotional and cognitive needs in a more effective manner. Many lives have been changed for the better thanks to United Way and it’s supporters. Thank you one and all for giving back to so many. You really do make a difference.

things, and all the beads back in the bowl. “What happened? ‘Well, there was nothing for the children to do. We’ve done this for thousands of years. The children play with us while we work.’” Diana began to dream of becoming a medical anthropologist. The Sheridans returned to the States in 1974 with a new son, settling in Seattle. Some up-and-down years followed, librarian jobs cut short by RIFs, but Diana especially enjoyed her time at Highline Community College, where the Vietnamese and Native American students fed her love of connection with diverse peoples. But in 1980, Ed took a job in Eugene, and the family followed, spending 16 years there. Diana exercised her writing talents in the Grants Office at University of Oregon, and took some medical anthropology classes, but Oregon had no doctorate program in that field. So she created her own: Peace Studies, entwined with women’s and ecological issues. A new thread. Her research took Diana as far as Norway and later, Siberia, to interview women on peacemaking strategies. She finished her degree in a manner more stressful than usual. The Center for the Study of Women and Society wanted to hire her

as associate director, but required the doctoral. So Diana blazed through her dissertation in six months, leaving the cooking to Ed. “He became a great cook,” she laughs. In her new job, Diana thrived in her work with faculty. In 1996, the Sheridans retired to Bainbridge Island. The threads of community stayed tight: Diana hiked weekly with an outing group and worked with Kitsap Audubon society, among other involvement. But some variables were missing in their lives. They made a list: inter-generational community; little driving; beautiful environment; nourishing activism; physical activity. Years earlier, they had camped in the San Juans, and now a friend told them about Lopez’s Hamlet. It was a perfect fit. Lopez is “a very caring place,” Diana says. Still passionate about housing, Diana joined the Land Trust board. She is also on the Trails Committee and the Hamlet’s Residence Council, and volunteers at the library. Six grandchildren — two from each child — are “the love of our lives,” who “enjoy coming to us for ‘Nana and Papa’s Summer Camp.’” Into this web, Diana is now weaving art and poetry, and the circle grows more vibrant.

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NOTICE OF county-wide PLANNED OUTA

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Thursday, MAY 8 (11:59 PM) FridayMAY MAY 98(7:00 AM) PM) Thursday, (11:59

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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.

maintenance work on the Fidalgo Substation. Power will be of 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 thi For the May 27th edition, computer and other sensitive equipment andwork appliances. opportunityelectronic, to do maintenance and replacement on our o the deadline for ads will be To prepare for the transmission system as outage, well. members may want to turn sensitive

May 21st at noon.

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 OPALC one at a time. Go to www.opalco.com to learn more about encouragespreparing all members install surge protection to safegua for outagesto and surge protection. Contact

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Upcoming play auditions GO PAPERLESS: GET FREE Wi-Fi AT INTERISLAND FERRY LANDINGS OPALCO members who sign up for SmartHub (eBill) and choose to GO PAPERLESS can now access FREE WiFi at the ferry landings. Learn more at www.opalco.com or call 376-3500. Working cooperatively to serve YOU with ➊ safety and ➋ connection to ➌ improve the quality of our lives and the sustainability of our island communities.

The Lopez Community Theatre presents a Lopez Youth Theatre Production of “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.” Auditions are for Lopez youth in grades fourth through sixth and will be held on Wednesday, May 7 and Thursday May 8 from 6-8 p.m in the music room at the Lopez Elementary School. Bring a poem or short reading to the audition. Be prepared to sing. Prepare a song or the organizers will have something for you. Kids will also be asked to read from the script. If possible, memorize your reading. Scripts will be available for reading at the Lopez Library but not for checkout.

The following roles are available: Charlie Brown, Linus, Schroeder, Lucy, Patty and Snoopy. Rehearsals will begin on May 10. Performances will be on July 15-18. Rehearsals will generally be held Mondays through Fridays from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Actors will not be expected to be at all rehearsals, only those for the scenes they are in. There is also a need for youth who prefer to work backstage in the following areas: sets, costumes, props, stage management and publicity. Come to rehearsals with your contact information.

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Krebs runs for sheriff Ron Krebs has announced his candidacy for San Juan County Sheriff. Krebs has a background of serving in the Marine Corps and he served in Kuwait in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He moved to San Juan County in 2006, and works as a deputy. He is also the current president of the Sheriff’s Guild, the department’s State Washington Council of Police and Sheriff’’s Representative, the field training officer tasked with training newly hired officer and he instructs boater safety classes. The following was submitted by Krebs in a recent press release. “Our Sheriff needs to be someone who can, and will, communicate with the

Crossword Puzzle Across 1. Agreements 8. Turned violet-red 15. Deliberately arranged occasion for a candidate or celebrity (2 wds) 16. By and large (3 wds) 17. Colorless, flammable hydrocarbon derived from petroleum 18. Small island 19. Fast finisher? 20. ___ Grove Village, Ill. 22. O. Henry's "The Gift of the ___" 23. Little, e.g. 24. Arctic ___ 26. Alone 27. Backboard attachment 28. Inability to swallow 30. Setting for TV's "Newhart" 31. Parody 33. Reduces the value of something 35. Shrek, e.g. 37. Small amount 38. Becomes hard 42. German cathedral city 46. Bull markets 47. Vacation souvenirs 49. "Walking on Thin Ice" singer 50. "Planet of the ___" 52. Eastern wrap 53. Bringing up the rear

Proceeds from “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” will benefit the Lopez Island Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support programming at the Lopez Island School, grades K-12. “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” is sponsored in part by the Lopez Island Family Resource Center and the Lopez Island Library. Alan Di Bona will direct the production. Ingrid Vliet is the musical director. Rona De Graff will assist. Choreography will be by Andrea O’ Bryant. Contact Alan with questions. You may call him at 468-3175 or email him at dibona@rockisland.com.

public. We need a Sheriff who realizes our County is unique and that we do not need to do everything the way it is done on the mainland. Finally, we need a Sheriff who can effectively communicate and foster cooperation with both Fire and EMS, a skill essential for the health and safety of our citizens and visitors. San Juan County deserves a Sheriff who is involved with the community, who will work hand-in-hand with all organizations, and who will work tirelessly to assure we have the safest community possible. I vow to be that Sheriff, to lead by example and to hold myself and the entire department, accountable to the highest possible standards.”

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5. Big laugh 6. Family head 7. Address 8. ___ goods 9. Cable network (acronym) 10. Amscrayed 11. Privets 12. Nut 13. Chic 14. Ornamental patterns 21. Detective's need 24. Crush 25. NO3 28. Cipher 29. Met expectations? 32. Follow 34. "20/20" network (acronym) 36. Touched up

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38. Large spiny lizardlike diapsid reptiles 39. Fights against 40. Futile 41. "Your majesty" 43. Sub sandwiches 44. Subjugate 45. Folded card for short informal letter 48. Poster heading 51. Anatomical dividers 53. Clear 56. Gaucho's weapon 58. Cracker Jack bonus 59. Anger 61. "Comprende?" Answers to today's puzzle on page 8

Fill in the blank cells using numbers 1 to 9. Each number can appear only once in each row, column, and 3x3 block. Use logic and process of elimination to solve the puzzle. The difficulty ranges from 1-10 (easy) 11-15 (moderate) and 1620 (hard). Today’s puzzle is level 19. Sudoku and Crossword answers on page 8


Lawsuit claiming county violated state ‘opening meetings act’ rejected by appellate court By Steve Wehrly Journal reporter

A state appellate court this week rejected an appeal by a San Juan County based proper ty-rights group, bringing a likely end to the legal battle over whether the county council violated state law by meeting behind closed doors while crafting revisions to local land-use rules. In a relatively brief, “unpublished opinion” issued on April 28, a threejudge panel of Division One of the state Court of Appeals decided unanimously that, “Because Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights sub-

mitted no evidence that a majority of the council attended CAO Team gatherings or that the CAO Team exercised actual or de facto decision making authority, no ‘meeting’ occurred for OPMA purposes, and summary judgment was appropriate.” The 16-page opinion was written by Michael Spearman, who on April 1 became chief judge of the Seattle-based court. In October 2012, the Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights sued the county, claiming that the Open Public Meetings Act was violated when a group of county employees and

three county council members met to discuss the then-pending update of the county’s critical areas ordinances. In 2013, Judge Alan Hancock of Island County granted “summary judgment” to the county at trial, saying that CAPR had presented no evidence that a trial on the facts was called for. “I’m disappointed in the decision and in the fact that the very brief opinion was unpublished, which is an impediment to obtaining Supreme Court review,” CAPR attorney Dennis Reynolds said of the appellate court decision.

Ferry evacuated due to a suspicious device By Cali Bagby Weekly Editor

On Thursday, the interisland ferry was evacuated after ferry workers reported a suspicious device of gas containers with protruding wires. The report to 911 that a “woman was acting strange” on an Evergreen State Ferry came in at about 11 a.m. Ferry workers then reported that they had seen a suspicious device in her car. The ferry was evacuated and the bomb squad determined the device was not dangerous. “If there is something suspicious, it is routine for us to call the bomb squad and make sure everything is safe,” said Undersheriff Bruce Distler. According to Distler, the gas containers contained stereo speakers and the wires of the speakers were hanging outside of the containers. “We have to take steps to

protect the public until we know there isn’t an issue,” said Distler. He added that the woman

was taken to a medical facility to be evaluated. The investigation is closed.

Reynolds said no decision on a further appeal would be made until he had talked with CAPR and with representatives of the other groups — Allied Daily Newspapers, the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association and the Washington Coalition for Open Government — who filed a friend-of-thecourt brief supporting CAPR’s position. The update of the CAO was passed by the county council in December 2012. It has since been the object of multiple appeals by various interest groups, cases that are ongoing in the San

Juan County Superior Court and before the Growth Management Hearings Board. The CAPR lawsuit is the first lawsuit related to the CAO to be decided by an appellate court. Deputy Prosecutor Amy Vira prepared the county’s brief and argued the appeal.

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CHRIST THE KING COMMUNITY CHURCH, There’s Always a Place for You! CTK gathers at 10:00 a.m. in the school multi-purpose room at 86 School Road. Come as you are! More info at www.ctkonline.com/lopez. Email: lopez@ctkonline.com Phone: 888-421-4CTK ext. 819. GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, welcomes you to worship with us on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Fisherman Bay Road at Sunset Lane. 468-3477. Everyone welcome! COMMUNITY CHURCH, Please join us Sun. mornings. Adult Bible study, 9:30. Worship Service, 10:30. Nursery (birth3 yrs) and Jr. Church (4-12 yrs) provided during worship service. Small groups meet throughout the week. 91 Lopez Rd., in the village. Pastor Jeff Smith 468-3877. www.ourlicc.org. LUTHERAN CHURCH IN THE SAN JUANS (ELCA) Please join us for worship and children’s Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. in Center Church on Davis Bay Road. Also in Friday Harbor at 11:00 a.m. in St. David’s and in Eastsound at 1:15 p.m. in Emmanuel. Pastor Anne Hall, 468-3025. QUAKER WORSHIP GROUP Meetings will be Sundays at 10:00 a.m. at the home of Ron Metcalf, 6363 Fisherman Bay Road. Children’s program. Everyone welcome. Phone 468-2129. Email: lopezfriends@gmail.com. ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC CHURCH Come worship with us at Center Church on Davis Bay Rd. We welcome you to join us for Mass at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday starting April 12. Call 378-2910 for Mass times on San Juan and Orcas Islands. BAHÁ’ÍS OF LOPEZ ISLAND Meet regularly for devotions, study of the Bahá’í Writings, and spiritual discussions. For dates and times, please email bahaisoflopezisland@gmail. com, and visit our blog at www.bahaisoflopezisland.blogspot. com for additional information about the Bahá’í Faith.

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Prosecuting Attorney Randy Gaylord praised her handling of the case. “Amy Vira went up against five lawyers with great credentials and matched them by sticking to the facts and the law,” Gaylord said. “It was impressive. I’m glad she’s on my side.”

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Getting involved The Common Sense Alliance was created in response to a complete disregard for property owners and the general wellbeing of our community. We very sincerely asked over and over again, “What are the specific problems all these solutions are for? We were never given an answer. None of us wanted to “get involved”. We reluctantly realized that we were the

only people willing to step up to see if we could help bring some common sense into the picture. Are we radical “rape the land” evangelist? Clearly not! We are people who care enough about you, the environment and this County, to meet almost every week for over 5 years. We’ve been doing our best to bring to your attention the consequences of giving in to the radical land use changes that so few of our citizens have yet to really grasp. Should such behavior disqualify all of us from serving on any public board? We have raised a very small

amount of money, relative to the “Friends” bankroll, to challenge the Critical Area Ordinance immorally imposed on us by the lame duck San Juan County Council. We promote a CAO update based on multiple peer reviewed science, that is proportional to any problems discovered, that allows for and encourages innovative solutions, and that is in balance with the economic realities of our County. Have lost jobs caused reduced school enrollment? There are some who are very annoyed that anyone would dare to stand in the way of their version of “saving the world”. I hope that most of you will agree that having a few people on the Planning Commission that question, and bring into the light of day, positions that they deem to be unfounded, to be a very good thing. When government steals away the enjoyment of one’s land, government is stealing the dreams and savings born of a lifetime of hard work. When there is no clear reason (nexus) for imposing heavy regulations and logic is nowhere to be found, one wonders what happened to “common sense”? SAM BUCK Board member of the Common Sense Alliance

League of Women Voters to hold annual meeting The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will hold its Annual Membership Meeting at a luncheon on  Monday, May 12  from  11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at the San Juan Island Golf Club. Following the business portion of meeting, Cindy Hansen, education coordinator of the Whale Museum in Friday  Harbor, will give a presentation.  Advance registration and $28 payment are required. Send checks to Steve Bowman, 156 Otter Lane,  Friday  Harbor, WA 98250. All members and the general public are welcome to attend.  For further information, call Steve at  360370-5814. The League holds monthly membership meetings on the second Monday of the month, from  noon to 2 p.m., usually at the San Juan Island Public Library. For local LWV information,

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MEMBER SERVICE ENGINEER Orcas Power & Light Cooperative is in search of a Member Service Engineer for our Friday Harbor office on San Juan Island. This position is responsible for assessing new electrical and/or fiber connections for members, calculating load demands and complying with all applicable codes and standards. Duties include collecting data in the field, design, easements, permits, preparation of sketches, cost estimates, staking sheets and field staking. Must have knowledge of standard utility engineering principles, industry safety standards, rules and regulations. Must be a high school graduate with a minimum of one year experience with outside plant electrical or telephone utility construction. Preferred qualifications include actively working toward an Associate Degree in Engineering. Must be able to obtain a Washington State Notary/Bond and certification as a flagger within six months. OPALCO offers employees a unique working culture where member service is combined with state-of-the-art technology. Employees work in a high-energy environment where creativity, innovation and teamwork are supported and encouraged. Employees have the opportunity to learn and grow, including training on the latest technologies. OPALCO offers great benefits, including health care coverage, vacation and sick leave, pension, 401K match, competitive salaries and holiday leave. This is a full-time bargaining unit position. Please review detailed job description and employment application online at www.opalco.com. Position is open until filled. To apply, please submit a professional resume, cover letter, OPALCO employment application and references to: Katie Maxwell, 183 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA 98245, FAX (360) 376-3505, kmaxwell@opalco.com

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:

Software Specialist Orcas Power & Light Cooperative (OPALCO) is seeking a highly-qualified individual with experience in administering, integrating, evaluating and maintaining software information systems including various electric utility specific programs; software support and training, a working knowledge of SQL, .NET, Unix, OS, C++, and Java of installation, operation, and maintenance of fiber optic networks, SCADA, AMI technologies, Telephony, Uninterrupted Power Supply Systems, and Physical LAN Equipment; the ability to troubleshoot electrical and electronic equipment to component level; and a minimum of three years of related work experience. The position requires accurate daily operation of OPALCO’s communications equipment and the physical layer of the LAN. Applicant must be able to work on multiple projects concurrently, use and operate a variety of tools and methods to perform tasks, apply new technologies, be well organized, and have the ability to analyze and solve problems. Applicant must be a team player with a positive attitude and the ability to work effectively with members, staff, and outside agencies. Preference will be given to applicants with extensive database administration and development experience and knowledge of T-SQL. This is a Friday Harbor based, bargaining unit, full-time position under the Technical Services Department. OPALCO offers employees a unique working culture where member service is combined with stateof-the-art technology. Technical Services employees work in a highenergy environment where creativity, innovation and teamwork are supported and encouraged. Employees have the opportunity to learn and grow, including training on the latest technologies. OPALCO offers great benefits, including health care coverage, vacation and sick leave, pension, 401K match, competitive salaries and holiday leave. To apply, please review detailed job description and OPALCO employment application at www.opalco.com. Position is open until filled. Please submit a professional resume, cover letter, OPALCO 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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May Show Opening Reception

Saturday, May 10th, 5-7 pm (show runs through June 13th)

TJ Anderson A (wood art) M P L VERT I CALITY T Lopez Artists’ Cooperative Chimera Gallery Hours: U Thu.-Sat. & Mon. 10-5; Sun. 10-3 D (360) 468-3265 E www.ChimeraGallery.com

Linda Ann Vorobik (botanical art, silk)

GREAT PAIRINGS Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 6:00 pm Lopez Community Center

Lopez Island Vineyards’ award winning winemaker will introduce 5 of his new releases. Each wine will be paired with a delectable course created especially to complement the wine by 5 of our best local chefs.

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Lazy Summer Day, Eastsound by Steve Hill. these events. Participating at this level allows me to come away with new painting skills and techniques that I wouldn’t get otherwise, as many of the artists at these events are at the top of their careers. Hill also has an art opening at Agora Gallery, in NYC, June 10 where he will showcase nine plein air paintings from the San Juan Islands, the Pacific Northwest and Europe. www.agora-gallery.com An active pastel/plein air painting workshop instructor, he is travelling to Springfield, Missouri, for a three-day invitational workshop for the Springfield Art Alliance, May 30, as well as Dakota Art Workshops, Mt. Vernon in July, plus

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At 8:53 p.m. on April 23, Lopez Island Fire and EMS personnel were dispatched to a structure fire at Jones Family Farms owned by Nick and Sarah Jones. The first arriving of ficer repor ted a fully involved structure, spreading to two other structures. The repor t also stated that all the occupants had safely evacuated the structure. The building and contents were totally destroyed in the fire. The building destroyed was a mixed use

where I can just walk out the door, set-up my easel and paint directly from nature.” Visit www.windsweptstudios.com to see more of Steven’s work, or locally, stop by Crow Valley Gallery (Orcas Island) or Windswept Fine Art Gallery (Lopez Island).

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Jones Family Farm Fire occupancy consisting of a single family residence, work shop, storage and business office. Two other storage buildings also suffered damage from the radiated heat of the fire. The fire was investigated by the San Juan County Fire Marshal and is considered accidental. The ignition of the fire at this time is listed as unknown, the area of igni-

tion is suspected to be in the non residential area of the building. There is a fund set up at Islanders Bank for those interested in assisting the

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family in recovering from the loss. Checks should be made out to Nick and Sarah Jones or to Jones Family Farms and sent to your local Branch.

OPEN HOUSE UW Friday Harbor Labs exhibits & lectures hands-on demos lots of marine critters

Lopez Wellness Listings Llewellyne Arden Yoga teacher; weekly classes, workshops, individual, & group sessions 468-4076; llewellynearden@yahoo.com anahatayogacircle.com for schedule

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Individual/Couples Counseling EFT, mindfulness, and equine therapy 468-3785; kristin@kristinfernald.com www.kristinfernald.com

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Bring the family!

hotdogs and other snacks available for purchase

Kristin Fernald, MA LMHC

Smoked Portobello Mushroom, Preserved Lemon, Quinoa, Parmesan Glaze with Thyme and Oregano

Proceeds benefit Lopez Children’s Center. Call today to reserve your spot. Jane Hobbs, Lopez Children’s Center, 360-468-3896.

nearby mainland, usually with other artist friends he loves to work in natural light, especially around water and boats. “The San Juan Islands are one of the world’s top outdoor painting destinations and I feel ver y blessed to be living right in the middle of this incredibly beautiful and inspiring place…

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making another trip to Korcula Island, Croatia, to teach a 10 day workshop in September. He will also be leading a one week art workshop in Bruges, Belgium, in 2016. Email steve@windsweptstuidos. com for any workshop details. Hill paints year-round in the San Juans and

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ern U.S. painting competitions. Hill won a major purchase award in 2013 at Zion and will be participating at Carmel for his fourth time, since 2009. “It feels humbling and also quite daunting to be competing alongside the best landscape painters in the country. I always have to sharpen-up my game just to get accepted into

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Lopez Island Artist, Steven R. Hill, has just received notification that he has been juried into two major national plein air painting competitions in 2014. The 21st Annual Carmel Art Festival, May 14-18 at Carmel, Calif., and the Zion National Park Plein Air Painting Invitational Nov. 2-9. Both are premier west-

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Islands' Weekly, May 06, 2014