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Foster Dailor is first baby of 2016 Lawsuit against families county needed dismissed By Courtney Oldwyn Special to the Journal

Michela attended 11 different schools since she was nine years old. Not because her family moved often, but because that’s when she was removed from her home and placed in foster care for the first time. New home after new home, new family after new family-Michela spent fourth and fifth grade on Orcas Island, then seventh and the start of eighth in Friday Harbor before being sent to another home in yet another community. After every change in school she fell further and further behind academically. Eventually she dropped out of high school. Being able to stay at least in the same town or on the same island “would’ve really helped, at least I wouldn’t have had to change schools so much.” she said. Currently there are almost 10,000 children in foster care in Washington. Only a small number of those come from San Juan County. The main problem the county is facing is that the lack of licensed foster homes causes local children who do come in to care to be placed in off-island homes. There are no licensed foster homes on Orcas and only one on San Juan Island. Foster care is in itself extremely stressful for children and can, in the long term, be as traumatizing as staying in an abusive or neglectful home. The loss of parents, siblings, friends and their own community “culture” is incredibly disorienting to children. Add to See FOSTER, Page 3

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By Courtney Oldwyn Special to the Journal

The arrival of baby Dailor made his parents happy. The couple’s three older “babies” – their three tiny dogs-– however, are not so thrilled. “They’re not sure what to think other than that they’re feeling a little ignored,” said new mom Rylie Paulson who, along with her husband Lorne, welcomed their first child Dailor Robert Paulson on Jan. 16, making him the first baby born in San Juan County this year and the winner of the Journal’s 2016 Baby Derby. Rylie moved to Friday Harbor from Lynnwood in 2009. She met Lorne, a born and raised islander in 2014 when she was working at Browne’s Home Center. He is co-owner of Askew-Paulson Construction and was often at Browne’s picking up supplies for work. They began dating in February and a year later, on Valentine’s Day of 2015, he proposed. They were married in August. Baby Dailor’s middle name is after his maternal grandfather, Rylie’s father Robert Adams who lives in Lynwood. Dailor is the first grandchild on Rylie’s side

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New mom Rylie Paulson and husband Lorne welcomed their first child Dailor Robert Paulson on Jan. 16.

and is also welcomed by Rylie’s mom and stepdad Marli and Phil Brocato and Grandma Pat Rishel, all of Friday Harbor. On the Paulson side, Dailor is welcomed by Lorne’s mom Paula Kamp of Sandpoint, Idaho, and his dad Dan Paulson and wife Ruth Flemming of Friday Harbor as well as Lorne’s many siblings from both sides of his family. Being a new parent is “tiring, but it’s awesome,” said Rylie. “All those times people say that your life will never be the same and you sort of think, okay, okay and then nine months later you realize ‘Oh, they were right!’” “There really are no words, it’s a newfound love for sure,” said Lorne. The family receives over $600 in local “Baby See BABY, Page 3

Judge Eaton has dismissed a class action lawsuit against San Juan County that alleges the county over-billed for building and land-use fees, and for misusing the fees after collection. The case, which was filed March 9, 2015 on behalf of Community Treasures, was dismissed before the plaintiffs presented evidence to support their claims because of a partial motion put forward by the defense that Eaton approved in July. The partial motion stated that the plaintiffs had to refile the case under the Land Use Petition Act, which has a 21 day deadline. Since the plaintiffs’ case regarded billing fees over the past three years, the time period fell outside of that 21 day deadline. The plaintiffs, represented by attorney Nick Power, had originalSee CASE, Page 3

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JAN 23-APRIL 11 “AI WEIWEI: FAULT LINE,” DANA LYNN LOUIS AND GOYA AT SJIMA The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) presents an exhibition of work by Ai Weiwei, one of the most influential artists and most closely followed dissident political voices in the world.

Jan. 13 • A deputy stopped a vehicle for speeding on Orcas Road. The driver received an infraction for speeding 54 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone. • A 17-year-old male came to the sheriff ’s office to report a dispute he was having with his father. The son was going to have a talk with his father later in the

evening to see if he could work the problem out. Jan. 15 • A welfare check in Friday Harbor turned into a death investigation. It appears to be natural causes at this time. The coroner was called and an investigation completed. • Deputies responded to a residence on the West side of San Juan Island to inves-

By Heather Spaulding Journal reporter

San Juan County Council seats for district 1 and 2 are up for election this year, and both councilman Rick Hughes, district 2, and Bob Jarman, district 1 will be running for re-election. Hughes made his candidacy public last week. This week Jarman said, “I will be releasing a public statement soon, but it is no secret. I do intend to run for re-election”. He has filed with the state, however filing with

the county does not start until April. According to his biography on the county council website, Jarman is originally from Palo Alto California, but has lived in San Juan County for nearly 40 years. His wife Susan was born and raised in San Juan County, her parents built and maintained the Island Airport until they sold it to the port. After moving to the islands, Jarman, shown right, worked for a local telephone company and became known as

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reporting party contact the phone company to examine and repair the lines. Jan. 19 • A Lopez deputy discovered a vehicle left parked in the roadway creating a hazard. The vehicle was removed by the responsible party. • A Lopez woman reported suspicious males loitering near a Lopez business. All involved had left prior to the deputy’s arrival.

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tigate a reported burglary. Latent prints and other evidence was gathered. Jan. 16 • A deputy stopped a vehicle in Eastsound for an expired vehicle registration. It was determined the driver was driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs. The driver was arrested, processed and released with a promise to

appear in court. • A Lopez deputy was dispatched to a possible trespassing case. The responsible party was located and it was determined to be a miscommunication between involved parties. Jan. 17 • A Friday Harbor resident reported that she believes her phone line was cut as part of an ongoing dispute. Deputies checked the box and spoke with the suspect and cannot confirm this. It was suggested the

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the telephone man. He helped bring universal single party dial up data, and high speed DSL to the San Juans, worked with the county commissioners, sheriffs department, and first responders to create 911 and E911 services, and worked with a Lopez citizen group, and councilwoman Darc Neilsen to create the

first cell phone tower ordinance adopted by the county council. “The love of the islands and the people who make up these islands is what inspires Bob to work as a council member” his biography says. If more than two people file for the district 1 position, a primary election will

be held and the winners will face off in Novembers general election.

Records lawsuit concludes

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Judge Susan Cook of Skagit County Superior Court has awarded Sheryl Albritton attorney’s fees and in doing so concluded the lawsuit against San Juan County under the Public Records Act. The court awarded the two attorneys, a Seattle lawyer and local lawyer, slightly less than $30,000 in attorney’s fees after the lawyers had asked for over $62,000 in fees. The final court ruling will also include the amount the county previously agreed to pay in the amount of $22,501. Albritton brought her lawsuit to follow up on requests for a code enforcement file which she alleged should have contained records concerning a whistleblower complaint. The county responded that the final whistleblower report was properly identified and timely released, but in auditing the file a few other pages related to the code enforcement mistakenly had not been delivered to Albritton. To minimize the costs to citizens, the county provided every possible document and offered a judgment

of $22,501 plus reasonable attorney’s fees through the date of the offer in order. The county’s attorney, Jeffrey Myers, stated that “Although we believe the amount of fees should have been about $11,000 given how promptly we dealt with the situation. We are grateful the court did not accept Albritton’s attorneys’ request for $62,000.” Myers added that the county has a method set out in its code for bringing mistakes to the attention of the county before a final decision is made on a records case. “If people use that process in the future, they should get the records they deserve without a big windfall to a few citizens and attorneys.” The resolution of the lawsuit allows the county to proceed with implementing improvements to its public records program including adoption of new tracking software to allow more efficient responses to public records requests. The court’s ruling came on the same day that staff was being trained in the new records software.

Listing service’s 2015 review Members of Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported 88,331 closed sales during 2015, outgaining 2014 by 14.3 percent. Measured by dollars, last year’s sales of single family homes and condominiums were valued at more than $34 billion, a 23 percent increase from 2014. The sales activity reflects the work of 23,800 brokers across 23 counties in the member-owned Northwest MLS. Northwest Multiple Listing Service, owned by its member real estate firms, is the largest full-service MLS in the Northwest. Its membership of nearly 2,100 member offices includes more than 25,000 real estate professionals. The organization, serves 23 counties in Washington state.

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The 2015 median prices for closed sales for single family homes in San Juan County was listed as $439,500 for a total of 276 units. New listings for single family homes and condominiums decreased by 6.10 percent from 541 in 2014 to 508 in 2015. Total active listing for 2015 for single family homes and condominiums reached 328 this year. Pending sales in San Juan County for only condominiums was listed as 18 units. New construction for 2015 closed sales for single family homes was listed for 3 units with a median price of $360, 000.


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Continued from page 1 that the loss of their friends, the school many of them have been attending since kindergarten, teachers they have built relationships with and the community they’ve grown up in and their lives become even more disoriented. Last year on Orcas 10 children were removed from their families by the state but only a handful of them were able to remain on the island. Some were able to live with family members or “suitable others”: friends, neighbors, teachers or other adults that these children may have a pre-existing relationship with. The others were sent to licensed foster homes off island in places like Skagit, Whatcom or even King Counties. “If we had homes ready, these children could easily be placed here,” said Christina Urtasun, a foster care recruiting and retention specialist who is contracted with the state to act as a liaison between the Department of Social and Health Services and foster parents. On Wednesday, Jan. 20

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Continued from page 1 ly filed the case under a tax statute, since they claimed the county’s practices of alleged over-billing clashed with 82.02.020. That statute prohibits governmental entities from using permit fees to cover the cost of unrelated programs and expenses, Power said in a press release in March of last year. In this case, the plain-

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Continued from page 1 Booty” as winners of this year’s Derby, including gift certificates from Friday Harbor Drugstore, Friday Harbor Dentistry, Harbor Rental, Island Market, Island Petroleum Sservices,

Urtasun held an informational meeting at the Friday Harbor Library informing islanders about the foster care licensing process. “I’ve been hearing a lot of noise lately from the islands about the need for licensed homes, for information, for support, for someone to come out here,” said Urtasun. “There is no social worker based in San Juan County at this time, which can make the licensing process even more daunting for new foster families and leaves current families without much support.” Of the approximately 20 islanders who attended the meeting, more than half were families interested in possibly becoming licensed foster homes. “I came here tonight to learn more, be prepared and have that option. I came with no expectations but just to learn more about the (licensing) process and to see if it may be the right time for my family to help,” said one local mom of two young children. Also in attendance were local youth advocates like Linnea Anderson, San Juan County Juvenile Court administrator. “I’ve had kids literally

stay the night in my office because we have nowhere to send them to,” she said. Another problem facing local kids, especially teenagers, is that they’re unwilling to seek help from the state when living in bad situations because they’re afraid they’ll be forced to move off island. “These kids just want to go to school, they just want to play basketball,” said Anderson. Many of these teens end up living informally with friends or extended family, couch surfing between homes or staying in potentially neglectful situations with their parents. Friends, family and community members often decline to call in to the state possible cases of neglect or abuse because they don’t want to be responsible for these children having to move off island. Another problem with not having licensed foster homes in the community is that when children are informally living with another family or even placed by the state in a home with a “suitable other” these families do not receive the same benefits and support as licensed foster homes.

Island families considering whether or not foster care is right for them should keep in mind that families always have the final say on which children to accept into their homes. They can set age parameters or even agree to only take in children from their own communities. Families who become licensed may receive calls as often as every day looking for placement for children from all over the state or they may not have a child in their home for months. Often children from other counties are not placed in island homes because of the travel restrictions and the complications it causes for social workers. Licensing requirements include fingerprinting, a background check, home visit, CPR and First-Aid training and completion of a 24 hour training program. The licensing process itself can be lengthy and hard to navigate but there is help through programs like Fostering Together, which Christina Urtasun collaborates with to provide mentorship to new families going through the process. Urtasun has been working over the past few months to set up a licensing and train-

tiffs claim that the building department was using fees to support the planning department. “We expect to go to the court of appeals and we want to argue this very narrow issue about whether or not LUPA bars claims that we’ve made,” Power said. “We are pleased with the outcome, and in due course we hope to be able to convince the plaintiffs that working to adjust the fee with a revised ordinance

is better than litigating and avoids the risk of unnecessary attorney fees,” said San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney Randall Gaylord. Though Power said the progress on these cases are “glacial,” if the plaintiffs were to win their case, they are asking for a refund of $1.2 million. “Even if plaintiff ’s don’t

prevail because the county has wizened up and said ‘there might be some liability here, lets do it by the rules,’ I would be very surprised if I found they continued to allocate permit revenue the same way they used to,” Power said. The plaintiffs will be filing an appeal to the case.

Roche Harbor, Cecil’s Electronics, The Toy Box, Be Chic, Friday Harbor Freight, Lopez Village Market, Kings Market, Petro San Juan, a year subscription to The Journal and $25 from Islanders Bank. “Maybe we’ll start him a college fund with that gift certificate,” said Lorne.

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ing program in San Juan County. “I’ve been working on it for months but it’s finally ready to go,” said Urtasun. “The training is scheduled for April on Orcas Island and is open to all interested families. Who knows when a training like this here in the islands will happen again.” Michela is currently working to earn her high school diploma but is already planning ahead to the next step: higher education. “It is my wildest dream to go to a four year college,” writes Michela in her application essay to Seattle University. On her own for more

than a year now, Michela is working on putting down roots. She has an apartment in Friday Harbor, she’s studying to get her driver’s license and has found support and friendship from past mentors who live here also. At the informational meeting last week she made connections with a few local moms and business owners. She has a potential job interview. She is building her own “village.” “I just never had that luxury of staying anywhere very long,” she said. For licensing and initial paperwork visit www. fostertogether.org or contact Urtasun at Christinaurtusan@olivecrest.org.

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Blowing out a knee in the 70s eventually led Janet Dann, a resident of Friday Harbor, to a total knee replacement and rehabilitation at Life Care Center of the San Juan Islands. “I was told that, in time, all the remaining cartilage would be worn down and I would need knee replacement surgery,” Dann explained. “Over the years, the pain and decreased mobility became more evident, and in spite of several ‘remedies’ which delayed the inevitable, it finally became clear that there was no other option than a total knee replacement.” Dann, a retired nurse, considered coming home directly after surgery and doing physical therapy sessions through home health. However, when she thought about the burden that would place on her husband, she decided to stay at Life Care Center of the San Juan Islands for inpatient rehabilitation until she was confident of her ability to take care of herself at home. She came to the rehab and skilled nursing center on Sept. 3. “When I arrived, the physical therapy team was waiting for me at the door with a wheelchair and expertly helped me into it and to my room and into my bed,” Dann shared. “At this point, I was unable to lift my leg by myself, and someone was right there who knew just what to do.” Dann worked with physical and occupational therapists six days a week. They helped her exercise her knee using the Biodex BioStep® semi-recumbent machine, which allows patients to exercise their upper and lower bodies while seated. That helped Dann practice range of motion without putting too much weight on her new knee. The Biodex Balance System™ helped Dann improve her balance, and therapists used electrical stimulation and manual therapy to help reduce her pain and swelling. “Janet worked very hard with PT and OT to get the best possible outcome from her total knee replacement,” said Julia Thompson, director of rehab services. “She had some issues with pain and resolved those with nursing support and physical therapy.” Dann returned home on Sept. 19, much more able to get around and take care of herself. She is continuing physical therapy as an outpatient to further improve her walking skills. “I am sharing my experience because I firmly believe that coming to a facility such as Life Care Center [of the San Juan Islands] is unquestionably the way to go after any surgery that requires a prolonged period of rehabilitation and skilled services,” said Dann. For info, call Julia Thompson, director of rehab services, at (360) 378-2117. Life Care Center of the San Juan Islands, located at 660 Spring St., is one of 16 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Washington operated or managed by Life Care Centers of America. Founded in 1976, Life Care is a nationwide health care company. With headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee, Life Care operates or manages more than 200 nursing, post-acute and Alzheimer’s centers in 28 states. For more info, visit lcca.com.

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The ‘Prosperity Project’ aims to understand problems By Anna V. Smith Journal reporter

A study concerning low-income households in Whatcom, Island and San Juan County has been released to better understand the problems that they face. The study, entitled “Prosperity Project 2015” released by the Opportunity Council, is an update from a similar study done in 2006 that focused on childcare, education, healthcare, affordable housing and unemployment to better encapsulate their experiences. “It pretty much validates what we see here on a daily basis,” said Jennifer Armstrong, director at San Juan Island Family Resource Center, who helped distribute and collect surveys from respondents. “None of it came as a big surprise, I think it’s just helpful that the Opportunity Council consolidated this information where the public can be more aware of

these issues.” Respondents were primarily from Whatcom County, at 44 percent, with 33 percent from Island County and 23 percent from San Juan County. In San Juan, respondents were made up of 87 percent white people and 74 percent female. 16 percent of San Juan respondents were veterans. Few living-wage jobs, transportation challenges, low availability of affordable housing, difficulties of finding affordable medical care or not being insured were some top issues that the study addressed.

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In San Juan County, 51 percent of respondents rent their house, 38 percent are in “owner-occupied housing,” 4 percent were homeless and 3 percent were transitional/emergency shelter Of all the counties, nearly one-third of survey responders, or 31 percent,

Ninth orca baby By Mandi Johnson Sounder reporter

NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center reported discovering a new orca calf on Jan. 19. The calf was spotted by NOAA researchers during a survey with the J pod on Jan. 18. Scientists are unable to identify who the calf ’s mother is at this time, as it has been seen swimming around two potential whales, J14 and J37. Photos taken by the researchers were analyzed by the Center for Whale Research which confirmed this is a new calf they’ve designated as J55. The calf appeared to be only a few days old, and healthy. J55 is the sixth new calf since December 2014 for the J pod. Unfortunately, during the same trip researchers observed J31 (Tsuchi) pushing around a deceased calf. The 20 year-old female has never successfully birthed a calf. According to NOAA, the deceased calf is one of at least 50 percent of calves who never make it to their first birthday. J55 brings the Puget Sound’s orca population to 85, between the three pods.

said that in the last year, they had to make the decision of choosing between basic needs or paying their rent or mortgage. One in five had to share housing with another household to prevent becoming homeless. The survey determined that “housing is considered to be affordable when households spend no more than 30 percent of their pretax income on housing costs.” In this case, on average, the study found that renters and owners were spending nearly half or more of their income for monthly rent or mortgage payments. In other words, nowhere near affordable. The survey acknowledged that percentages could be higher, since those numbers did not reflect utilities or house maintenance costs.

Healthcare

San Juan County respondents said they had mostly good experiences with healthcare on the islands. Region-wide, high costs and not having insurance were major reasons for not receiving medical, dental, mental health or medications. Dental care was identified as one type of healthcare that was especially difficult to find. Fish for Teeth, a local nonprofit, is one dental care provider that is try-

ing to fix that problem in the county by offering free dentistry. The team recently came to San Juan Island Jan. 22. According to the study, “more than three in four survey respondents who did not receive needed dental or prescriptions cited high cost as a reason.”

Childcare

Region-wide, the study identified a downward trend of licensed childcare providers, limited hours, few options for children with special needs, and the high cost of childcare relative to wages as problems that working parents often had with finding suitable healthcare. Armstrong said that childcare is a big issue on island, especially during the summer when working parents have longer hours and preschool programs are on pause for the season. Another difficulty is finding affordable childcare for infants when parents have to go back to work. San Juan County had positive responses for how their children are doing in school, with 74 percent of San Juan respondents saying their children were doing well.

Food and nutrition

Eighty-two percent of respondents in the three

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surveyed counties said that their household’s food supply was assisted by different programs. Yet, when asked if someone had skipped a meal in the past year because there wasn’t enough food, 43 percent said that was accurate. Other issues the study addressed included community services, employment, education and transportation, to which 39 percent of San Juan County respondents stated that they are not able to afford using the ferry. Armstrong said that the Opportunity Council survey was another

important data set that indicates the issues San Juan County households face. “I think there’s already some good momentum starting to grow, particularly around the issue of affordable housing,” Armstrong said. “Making the community at large more aware that we have a significant number of households who are struggling is important. They’re working, but wages compared to standard of living leaves a big gap.” Visit www.sanjuanjournal.com to read the full report, or find it at www. oppco.org.

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Letters to the Editor Dodie’s shadow has followed her

Shadow, my magnificent fuzzy friend has joined Dodie Gann on a journey where there must be great opportunities to explore and bark. The big giant came to live with Kevin and me after Dodie’s passing three years ago. Dodie

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found Shadow on Pet Finders as a stray from an Oregon logging road. He was a skinny youngster with scruffy black hair. Snookie Tarte and Dodie flew Shadow to his new home on San Juan Island where he was guard and companion at Red Mill Farm. After a few years of Dodie’s care Shadow developed a thick luxurious white coat. He was headstrong and loved living much like Dodie. The Black family holds many Dodie and Shadow farm stories. Dodie enjoyed taking Shadow for car rides and walks. Once he walked into a Transportation Summit meeting at the fairgrounds. Most everyone just looked and thought “There’s Shadow.” The off island speaker was a little put off but most of us knew Shadow just wanted to see what was happening and if anyone had a treat for him. In the last few years he adjusted well to the activities of the Animal Inn and our farm. Highlights of his days included eating, rolling in something I needed to clean off and barking at cars, people,

quail, dogs and especially Willy the goat. Nightly he accompanied us on short walks to close the Animal Inn. He took this opportunity to give Willy the goat long verses of growls and barks. Willy reared up and butted the fence to encourage these encounters. One night when I did not hear the usual chaos I was surprised to find Shadow had squeezed through the fence and was peacefully sitting next to Willy. The next night there was chaos again but I looked at it much differently. Kevin and I were honored to care for Shadow. We will miss his big presence as we still miss Dodie’s. MICHELLE LOFTUS San Juan Island

We live in paradise, others do not

I have a friend who dreams about the San Juan Islands. She longs for its rural tranquility, incredible beauty, but most of all for the personal safety enjoyed by those that live here. She lives in Caracas,

PUBLIC MEETINGS n Lodging Tax Advisory Board Meeting, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m., Legislative Hearing Room, 55 Second Street. n Port Commission Meeting, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m., Ernie’s Cafe. n Public Hospital District Meeting, Jan. 27, at 5 p.m. Legislative Hearing Room, 55 Second Street. n Marine Resources Executive Committee Meeting, Jan. 28 at 11:30 a.m., Small Conference Room, 55 Second Street. n Veterans Advisory Board Meeting, Jan 29 at 11:45 a.m., Legislative Large Conference Room, 55 Second Street n Marine Resources Committee Business Meeting, Feb 3 at 8:30 a.m., Legislative Hearing Room, 55 Second Street. This meeting will be live streamed at www.san­ juanco.com. n Noxious Weed Control Board Meeting, Feb 8 at 9 a.m., Orcas Hotel, Orcas Island. n Fair Board Meeting, Feb 8, at 9 a.m., Parks and Fair Meeting Room, 846 Argyle Road n Human Services Advisory Board Meeting, Feb 8 at 11:45 a.m., Legislative Large Conference Room, 55 Second Street

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Venezuela, one of the most dangerous places in the world. The number of people murdered in Venezuela during 2014 was 24,980, more than the 17,049 who were killed in Iraq in 2014 or the 21,179 slaughtered in Syria in 2015. (Sources: The Venezuelan Observatory for Violence, The Iraqi Body Count, and The Syrian Network for Human Rights). Life in Venezuela, but especially in Caracas, is simply unbearable. When my friend goes to work as a professor at a leading university, she literally does not know whether she will be alive by the end of the day. Her son barely escaped a kidnapping attempt last month. Armed criminal gangs roam freely and unafraid in a society where even Venezuelan’s own prosecutor’s office estimates that 98 percent of crimes go unprosecuted. We boast of not stopping for a single traffic light in the entire county. My friend rarely stops at red lights too, but for very different reasons; if she did, chances are good that she would be the victim of a crime. In San Juan County we walk

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unconcerned, day or night, that we might be mugged or worse, murdered. Residents of Caracas rarely venture out at night fearing the worst. Dinner parties have almost disappeared; guests end up spending the night at the host’s house for fear of traveling home again until morning. So, as my friend dreams of our sheltered isle, I can only imagine the nightmarish reality of day to day life in Caracas, a city I lived in from 1957 until 1982. The conflicts that surface in our daily comings and goings here pale in comparison to the potentially deadly confrontations that permeate everyday life in what was once one of the best places in the world to live. We, in turn should be very grateful that we live where we do, and not fret so much about our own local problems. MARC FORLENZA San Juan Island

Power bill increase

I wish to address our Orcas Power and Light Cooperative members. Perhaps you too have noticed that your bill is con-

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siderably higher than last year (mine is $100 higher and I didn’t use that much more power) and that your annual return of “profits” was cut in half this year, not to mention another increase of 5 percent. There is no oversight commission for cooperatives, other than the members (you). If we don’t like the financial burden being put on us by this monopoly, it is time to act. I believe that OPALCO made a huge mistake by taking on internet services that will only serve a small handful of us and has required paying out so much money to consultants and others. Who is benefiting? Who is speaking up for those who struggle to live here? It is time to stop and take a pause. Did we all really want OPALCO to take on the internet project? Has your voice been heard? I suggest, if you want more detail, to read the January letter sent by Alex MacLeod in the OPALCO board packet. I think it is time for our press and our people to get involved. INGRID FABIANSON San Juan Island

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Editorial

Guest column

by Colleen Smith Armstrong

By Jackie Wolf

Our shorelines are a big part of what define us. We are a land and people surrounded by ocean on all sides. As island communities, preserving our 400 miles of coastline is critical for our way of life today, and more importantly, future generations. It is long overdue, but San Juan County is finally updating its Shoreline Master Program, a state-required set of regulations that defines what coastal development is allowed, protects sensitive areas and promotes public access to the shore. It applies to land 200 feet inland from the ordinary high water mark and then seaward from the ordinary high water mark to the county line. There are 260 Shoreline Master Programs in Washington state. They are created in partnership with the local community and the state department of ecology, and must comply with state guidelines. An updated SMP is required every seven years, and it has been 17 since the last upgrade for San Juan County. The council has been discussing changes to the program since 2008. The current SMP draft is the result of four years of public hearings, meetings with stakeholders, feedback from a citizen planning commission and council workshops. The county has also received more than 100 pages of comments from the community. Last week, council members held special meetings on Lopez, San Juan and Orcas after a request for more public input. We aren’t surprised that our current council, which has overseen the completion of several important pieces of regulation during its tenure, is finally making this happen. And it appears they have learned from the confusion of the Critical Areas Ordinance process as the SMP draft has one primary goal: simplify the verbiage while still ensuring ecologically non-destructive shoreline regulations. We thank the county for making the SMP easier to understand – and presumably therefore easier to administer – and we want to remind the community that these regulations must be approved by the state department of ecology. The county has a set of guidelines it must follow while still honoring the goals of the local community. We think the council has done its due diligence and we hope the updated SMP will be approved this year. For more information on the county’s draft of the updated Shoreline Master Program, go to http://co.san-juan.wa.us/smp/default.aspx. To read about the state’s SMP requirements, go to http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/shorelines/smp/.

It was nearly 30 years ago when residents of the San Juan Islands faced the reality of oil washing ashore on the west side of San Juan Island, as well as a long wait before oil responders and equipment could arrive from the mainland to begin the clean-up. It was from a source never found … and it was the catalyst for island folks to set in motion the steps that would lead to our very own communitybased, non-profit oil spill response organization. Islands’ Oil Spill Association began responding to local spills in 1987 and since that time, we have been called for over 600 reports. Trained and certified IOSA responders have worked on more than 120 clean-ups, containments or wildlife responses. Many of the remaining calls required IOSA responders to do an on-site assessment and most were for small incidents that were resolved quickly by vessel operators, marina personnel, or were for a substance, often an algae bloom, that turned out to not be a petroleum product or anything that required intervention. We have continued to work on enhancing the various aspects of preparation for both large and small oil spills, including equipment improvement and replacement, training for existing responders and new recruits and, of course, finding the

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As of 2015, IOSA has field-tested all of the 59 Geographic Response Plans in SJ County (bays where protection strategies are called for by regulatory agencies). Protection strategies for high priority & most challenging bays have been field-tested by IOSA 4-8 times, with improvements that build on what we learned from the weather & current the time before. These bays include: Fisherman Bay (8), Mud & Hunter Bay (6), Westcott Bay (6), False Bay (4) and Prevost Harbor (5).

funds to allow us to do the best work we can do. Because of the possibility of increased tanker traffic within just a few years, we have recently focused a lot on all aspects of protecting the western parts of the San Juan Islands, such as the waters and shorelines of west Orcas, west San Juan and Stuart Island. We’ve held drills in bays on the west side of San Juan Island, and on Stuart Island, IOSA has done a number of drills in both Reid and Prevost Harbors over the years. The latest one in April 2015 gave us the opportunity to improve substantially in the effectiveness of the boom deployment strategy, shore attachment locations and positioning.

For Orcas Island’s west side, we held an openwater oil collection drill in President’s Channel, complete with an oil skimmer for recovery and boom deployment for containment. Crew members then went to shore near Camp Orkila to practice with shoreline oil collection gear and techniques. Good photos of all these activities can be found on our website at: www.iosaonline.org. IOSA has spill response equipment in many locations throughout the islands, with 13,900 feet of boom stationed on trailers, spill response vessels and in secure locations near the water on land, such as Sucia Island, where it can be accessed and pulled down

to the water quickly, then attached to a vessel and hauled out to begin work! We continue to provide free training classes and drills several times a year, as refresher classes for our current containment and/or oiled bird responders and to train new island residents who want to help in the event of an oil spill affecting any part of the San Juan Islands. In part two of this article next week, we will tell you about the many ways you can help support IOSA. Please contact us at iosaoffice@rockisland.com for training opportunities or other questions.

Shoreline Master Program update By Tina Whitman

The more than 400 miles of marine shoreline in San Juan County define our unique community of islands- they are our identity. Highly productive intersections of land and sea, these shorelines support the marine food web and its salmon, seabirds and marine mammals that provide the foundation for our tourism-based economy and our vibrant quality of life. With the first update in 18 years, today’s changes to the Shoreline Master Program will determine how our shorelines look and function for decades to come. Will we ensure that residential development and redevelopment, our primary shoreline activity, occurs in a way that protects the scenic shorelines we all expect to enjoy as we travel the county’s shared waters? Will we incorporate the extensive, new, site-specific scientific information gathered for just this SMP update? This information could help us do our part to help recover the chinook salmon, Southern resident killer whales, tufted puffin seabirds, and rockfish listed under the federal or state Endangered Species Act since our community last updated the SMP in 1998? Will we find the right balance between the rights of shoreline property owners and those of the larger community to public access and the protection of public resources into the future? Volumes of public comment have been provided to the county, from multitudes of residents sharing their vision for shoreline stewardship in our community, and from local and regional committees, organizations, agencies and tribes sharing their expertise. It is the job now of our elected officials to carefully consider this input from their constituents and embrace this significant opportunity to ensure that the feature we are most known for locally and across the globe, our cherished marine shorelines, prosper into the future. Whitman is Science Director at Friends of the San Juans and lives on Orcas with her husband and son. She is happiest on a beach, for work or play.


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‘The Pearl Fishers’ opera screened at the theatre Bizet’s opera of lust and longing set in the Far East returns to the Metropolitan Opera stage for the first time in 100 years. Les Pêcheurs de Perles or “The Pearl Fishers” will be screened in HD at San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful Hindu priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her hand. Her suitors are tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, who sing the lilting duet “Au fond du temple saint,” which opera fans know and adore. Director Penny Woolcock explores the timeless themes of pure love, betrayal and vengeance in a production that vividly creates an undersea world on the stage of the Met. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda brings his romantic flair to the lush score from the composer of Carmen. Tickets for our HD programs are $20 for adults, $18 for SJCT members and $10 for student reserved. Due to a financial agreement with the Met, no SJCT coupons are accepted for these productions. Tickets are available on-line at www.sjctheatre.org or at the SJCT Box Office: 378-3210.

FIBER UPDATE Rock Island Communications has been busy installing fiber optic broadband to homes and businesses around the county. This historic undertaking will provide fast, reliable Internet up to 200Mbps+ to those who want it. We’re currently managing hundreds of construction projects countywide. Here are some of the groups we’ve been working with to date: Current Group Projects: Elderberry on Orcas Island Matia View on Orcas Island Morning Light on Orcas Island Suncrest on Orcas Island Whiskey Hill on Lopez Island Cape San Juan on San Juan Island Mineral Point on San Juan Island Spring Point on Orcas Island Mineral Heights on San Juan Island The Highlands on San Juan Island Upcoming Group Projects: LCLT Tuatara Rd on Lopez Island Cayou Valley on Orcas Island Gary Oak on San Juan Island Portland Fair Area on San Juan Island Panorama Place on San Juan Island Brown Island on Brown Island Salmon Point on Lopez Island

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‘The Human Face of ObamaCare’ published by local author Geyman John Geyman, M.D. has published a new book “The Human Face of ObamaCare: Promises vs. Reality and What Comes Next.” The book is shown in the stories of real patients and their families who best illustrate continuing problems of the U.S. health care system. John Geyman states that the ACA has helped many millions of people since its enactment in 2010 but has fallen far short of what is needed to improve access, affordability and quality of health care. Much of the U.S. population still cannot afford health care and there is no cost containment in

sight. Underinsurance is the new norm, with narrowed networks, high deductibles, and increasing cost-sharing forcing many people to forgo necessary care. This book takes a comprehensive, non-partisan, objective look at the ACA almost six years after its passage. The big question is: What next? An evidence-based approach is presented to assess three major alternatives for further health care reform: continuation of the ACA with improvements as needed, Republican proposals for its repeal and/ or replacement, and single-

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Calendar Wednesdays, January 27 German speaking group, Griffin Bay Bookstore, 4:30 - 6 p.m., free. Participants range from beginners to individuals whose native language is German. The group is open to the public and welcomes speakers of all proficiency levels. The group meets weekly. Caregiver support group, Mullis Center, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., free. Open to the public, this support group pertains to unpaid caregivers. It meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Badminton and Ping Pong, Adult Drop-in, 8-10 p.m., Turnbull Gym. Join fellow islanders on Jan. 20 for adult drop-in badminton or ping pong games. $3 punch tickets available.

Thursday, January 28 Island Rec Basketball, Adult Drop-in 8 - 10 p.m., Hall Gym. Join fellow islanders for adult drop-in basketball games. Smiles, laughter and friendly competition are in abundance. $3 punch tickets available. Indoor soccer, 6:30-8:30 p.m., fair building. Drop-in program for soccer enthusiasts and beginners alike. Ages 16 and over, $5 drop-in fee. Literary Salon with Laurie Orton, San Juan Island Library, 7 p.m., free. Better

than a book club, it’s a chance to talk with friends old and new about books and authors, themes and ideas. Join us for refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Friday, January 29 Dance the Blues Away Classic Film Series, San Juan Island Library, 7 p.m., free. Join local singer, actress, director and educator, Thérèse Finn for 42nd Street, An American in Paris and West Side Story. Thérèse will share fun facts about the director, stars, and even bloopers. It’s entertaining and enlightening. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library, this event goes throughout Jan. 30 and 31 as well.

Saturday, January 30 Island Rec Scooter ’n Trike and Open Skate, 5:30-6:30 p.m. scooter/trike and 7-8:30 p.m. open skate, fairgrounds building. Bicycles with training wheels allowed during scooter/trike times. Drop-in fee $2/$3 respectively, with family discounts and scholarships available. Bingo by the Soroptimists, Mullis Center, 2 p.m., $5 minimum. A bingo session for four winter weeks with a break for refreshments. Ai WeiWei: Fault Line, IMA, free. One of the most influential artists and most closely followed dissident political voices in the world. The show is on display until April 11. Dana Lynn Louis: As Above So Below, IMA, free. An

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installation by Portlandbased artist Dana Lynn Louis, recipient of the 2016 Contemporary Northwest Art Award. Shows until Monday April 4.

Sunday, January 31 Island Rec Teen Open Gym, Turnbull Gym, 7 p.m., free. For those wanting to get out of the house and hit the hoops, among other gym play.

Monday, February 1 Free Contra Dance, San Juan Island Grange, 7:30 p.m., free. All dances taught. Singles or couples, you’ll dance with everybody to live

old time music. New band members welcome. Know Your Islanders Talks: Two islanders and their sons take on Olympic National Park, Eric Adelberger and his son, Kurt, and Val Veirs and his son, Scott hiked 50 miles or so in Olympic National Park. They backpacked from Hurricane Ridge down and up and down and up and eventually descended along the newly freed Elwha River. Eric and Val will relate their experiences and show photos of the magnificent landscape that forms the inner reaches of Olympic National Park.

Tuesday, February 2 Island Rec Roller Hockey, fair building. There are three age groupings for roller hockey - ages 5-8 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.; ages 9-15 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; adults 16+ from 7:30 - 9 p.m. Volunteer coaches provide instruction for the younger groups! $4 drop-in fee or $45 for season pass for youth and $6 drop in fee for adults. Tech Tuesdays , Free help with technology issues, San Juan Island Library, 10 a.m., free. Technology getting you down? Get help with smartphones, laptops, tablets and ereaders. Skilled volunteers can show you how

to accomplish your goals. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Wednesday, February 3 Exploring Basic Book Structures with Brenna Jael , San Juan Island Library, 10 a.m., free. In this 4-hour class you will create a variety of small, simple book structures and learn about paper types, paper grain, closures, using recycled materials and more. All tools and materials provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring old books, maps, papers, buttons and other items that inspire them.

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10. "To ___ is human..." 11. Cremona artisan 12. Advises 13. Chimera 18. Ornamental part at front of vehicles 22. Cabernet, e.g. 26. Captain, e.g. 27. Consumer Down Reports employee 28. Trade 1. Drag one's feet 2. Like "The X-Files" 30. Cooking meas. 31. Density symbol 3. The "L" of XXL 32. "___ we having 4. Arctic sight fun yet?" 5. Marienbad, for 34. Bewitch one 35. Anger 6. Kitchen closets 36. Balaam's mount 7. Very old 38. Sped forward at 8. Lieu full speed 9. Study of plants

shower 60. Custodies; guardianships 62. 10 kilogauss 63. "... happily ___ after" 64. Cut, maybe 65. Appropriate 66. Disney dog 67. Animal shelters

39. "How ___!" 40. Beloved of Aphrodite 42. Tapioca plant 44. Discordant 45. Stop on a crawl 47. Divisions 48. Arm 49. "Silly" birds 50. Central pillar of a spiral staircase 51. "All kidding ___..." 52. Remus ____ (Harry Potter character) 53. Conquers 57. Abandon 59. Fla. neighbor 61. Arid Answers to today's puzzle on page 20


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Wilma Jenkins Hubbard: 1914 - 2016 Wilma Jenkins Hubbard passed away peacefully on January 11, 2016 at home in Roche Harbor, WA. She was born on February 8, 1914 in Palo Alto, CA to Hubert and Gem Jenkins. Wilma grew up in Sacramento and graduated from Stanford University in 1935. After graduation she worked in the pathology lab at the old Stanford Medical School, located in San Francisco. It was there she met her husband, Frank C. Hubbard,

also a Stanford graduate. They were married in the Stanford Chapel in 1940. After Wilma’s husband served in World War II, they moved to San Marino, CA in 1951. Wilma was active in the community, serving as president of the Stanford Women’s Club, was a member of AAUW, Chi Omega Alumnae, San Marino Women’s Club, and the San Marino Community Church. In the second half of her life she became a potter and sculptor of some note and a world traveler. After living in San Marino for 55 years, Wilma moved to San Juan Island in 2006 to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law who were so pleased she made the move. She enjoyed watch-

Craig Wells: 1949 – 2016

August 3, 1949 - December 15, 2015 Craig sadly passed away on December 15th. Craig was a graduate of Roosevelt High School, and then went to WSU and eventually UW. In Craig’s youth he was an avid rock climber around the Pacific Northwest. During that time, he traveled with his brothers, Dave and Bob, to build housing in the Tri Cities and Roche

Patricia Fairweather: 1949 – 2016 Patricia “Pat” Fairweather, 95, of Friday Harbor, Washington passed away on January 6, 2016. She was born in Portland, Ore., November 14, 1920 to Edward and Leona (Upchurch) Jones. At the age of 6 months the family returned to Seattle. Pat

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was raised in the Woodland Park area and graduated from Ballard High School in 1939 and Metropolitan Business College in 1940. She married John “Jack” Fairweather on December 12, 1942 after meeting on a blind date set up by their mothers who were childhood friends. Pat and Jack spent three years in Nome, AK where Jack was an agent for Alaska Steamship and Pat worked for a lighterage company which transferred cargo from ships in the harbor to shore. In 1946 they

ing wildlife out her living room picture window, but always considered herself a true Californian. Her husband predeceased her in 1986, but she is survived by her daughter Clare and son-in-law Ed Kelm, numerous nieces and nephews who adored her, and a loving and dedicated group of caregivers. Wilma considered her 100th birthday party, held on February 8, 2014, to be her celebration of life, so no further celebration will take place. Instead if you would like to honor her memory, please make a donation in her name to your favorite charity. Wilma was an inspiration to many and will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

Harbor. Craig’s dream was to work with wood and create beautiful and useful wood products. Eventually he started Skagit Architectural Millwork in Mount Vernon. Skagit Architectural worked on many commercial and private residential projects in the Seattle area and elsewhere. The company provided wood trim, reception desks, ceiling panels and vanities. Together, Craig and Skagit Architectural could create anything out of wood. Some major projects included the Mariners Locker Room and the restoration of the windows and sash on

moved to Friday Harbor where they owned and operated the Island Farm Store and Fairweather’s Fine Foods. After selling the businesses in 1957, Pat resumed her secretarial/ bookkeeping career. She worked for the United State Department of Aquaculture, John O’Neil Electronics and the San Juan Island School District. Pat left the school in 1968 to become the first bookkeeper at Islands’ Convalescent Center. While working there she obtained her Medical Record Technician Certification. In 1978 she became office manager for Aeronautical Services retiring in 1982. Pat enjoyed her retirement. She was a

the Nordstrom Flagship Store. Craig was known for his quick wit and devil-may-care attitude; he was not afraid to show his feelings which sometimes got him into trouble. Even during his illness he said he “was dealt the cards he got” and just accepted his fate. Even in death he kept his renown sense of humor, was not afraid and never felt sorry for himself. He is extremely missed by all his friends and family. Craig was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Donald Wells, as well as his sister, Terri Ferguson. He was also preceded in

volunteer at the San Juan Island Library, San Juan Historical Society and the Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church where she was a 70 year member. Pat was a 65 year member of the Order of Eastern Star, active in the San Juan Island Women’s Study Club and a longtime member of the Presbyterian guilds and choir. Pat loved to read, garden, knit, sew and have lunch with her friends. She loved cats and always had at least one as a member of her family. Pat was preceded in death by her husband Jack in 1994 and her daughter Laurie Mason in 2013. She will be missed by her family: Daughter Wendy (Dave) Picinich of Friday Harbor;

George Allan Englehartson: 1919 – 2016 George Allan Englehartson, 96, long time resident of Orcas Island, Washington passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 in Bellingham, WA. He was born on March 12,

Kay DeFilipps: 1926 – 2016 Catherine “Kay” DeFilipps 89, passed away January 10, 2016 in Friday Harbor, Wa. She was born September 24, 1926 in Chicago, Il., the youngest of four sisters. Kay met and married Samuel J. DeFilipps in 1946 then moved to Seattle, Wa., where she worked as a bookkeeper while starting her family. In the early 1970’s the family opened “Sam’s Shoe Repair” on Main Street in Auburn, Wa. Kay worked the counter for many years and enjoyed greeting all

death by his 2 grandsons, Colton and Sebastian Crouch. He is survived by his wonderful wife of 36 years, Alison, beautiful daughter, Jessie, son-in-law, Colby Crouch, and grandson 5 year old Cooper, as well as his son and best friend Weston. He is also survived by his brothers Dave and Bob Wells and their spouses, Karin and Janine and numerous nieces and nephews. Craig’s wishes were not to have a funeral, but a celebration of his life for family and friends in spring or early summer. All those who loved him will be notified.

grandchildren Tami Mason Hayes, Shane (Brea) Mason, Marc Picinich, all of Friday Harbor. Jill (Marty) Whitfield of Las Vegas, NV.; greatgrandchildren Alex Hayes, Gavin, Jack and Ella Mason of Friday Harbor; Arianna and Mikayla Jean Whitfield of Las Vegas. Pat is also survived by her son in law Vaughn Mason of Friday Harbor and niece Shari Pace of South Lake Tahoe, CA. A memorial service for Pat will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Animal Protection Society of Friday

Harbor, PO Box 1355 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 or the Mary Martha Circle of the Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church, PO Box 946 Friday Harbor, WA 98250.

1919 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada the son of William George and Mary Iva (Dyer) Englehartson. Internment was in Woodland Cemetery on Orcas Island, WA. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of George, please sign the online guest register at www.evanschapel.com

the customers. In 2001 she moved to Friday Harbor, Wa. where she helped her son at “Sam’s Shoes and Repairs” that was located on Spring Street. Her sweet and giving spirit will be missed by many. She is preceded in death by her husband Samuel and her sisters, Clementine, Antoinette and Mary. She is survived by her two sons, James (Debbie) DeFilipps and Samuel (Chris) DeFilipps. Grandchildren, Erin DeFilipps, Anthony(Sara) DeFilipps and Rodger Morris. Great-grandchildren, Emmett and Noelle DeFilipps, sister-in-law, Ann Tufte and several nieces and nephews.


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ISLAND SCENE

A dumbo octopus traverses the abyssal plain at Cascadia Basin, an area of the Juan de Fuca plate which reaches depths of 2,600 meters.

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Another world lies under the sea Arthur Whiteley Lecture Series explores ocean voyages, sharks, shoreline armoring and more.

By Anna V. Smith Journal reporter

Called “the jewel of winter” by an attendee, the revered Arthur Whiteley Lecture Series at the Friday Harbor Labs this year is full of sharks, biomimicry and deep ocean exploration. The series, hosted by San Juan Nature Institute, is named after Arthur H. Whiteley, a devoted professor of zoology at the University of Washington and researcher at the labs who passed away in 2013. The lectures are open to the public and take place at 7 p.m in The Commons, at UW Friday Harbor Labs. “He knew everyone at the university, he always kept an eye on what papers were being published and who was at the forefront of their fields,” said Fiona Norris, executive director at the institute. Norris, a retired botanist originally from South Africa, has worked with the nature institute for 12 years, and said that the lecture series has gone on for at least a decade, attended by students, researchers and islanders. “If they’re curious, this is the best place to exercise those curiosities,” Norris said. “We can’t all go out on those ships!”

Finding human uses in nature

The series was kicked off Jan. 21 with a presentation on biomimetics by Adam Summers, associate director

and professor at Friday Harbor Labs. Summers, who has been at the labs since he was a graduate student in 1991 discussed how his background as a natural historian and engineer led him to studies in biomimicry, a category of research that looks at how humans can imitate natural structures, processes and patterns to create new products or methods that can be beneficial to humans. Some examples Summers gave were the superior filtration methods of manta rays in Hawaii, studying the strength and longevity of different shark teeth, and the Northern clingfish’s suction abilities, which was reported on by the Journal in the Jan. 6 edition. “We’re all blue sky researchers looking at problems that look like they’ll never have solutions,” Summers said, referring to “blue sky research” that focuses on the curiosity behind the hypothesis, rather then research with an agenda. Summers’ research often looks at a part of an animal and asks “why? how?” and then may find applications afterwards. In the case of the manta rays, who are filter feeders that eat plankton, researchers found the manta’s natural filtration system to be superior, and tried to emulate it with a bioinspired, nonclogging filter. In the case of the shark teeth, they created saws made out of shark teeth to recreate a shark feeding by cutting through 60 pounds of chum salmon. They found the teeth dulled remarkably quickly, different shark species teeth were better at cutting through dif-

ferent prey, and that explains why they replace their teeth so often.

A world yet to be explored

The second lecture in the series, “Modern Voyages of Exploration” takes the audience deep diving with remote operated vehicles to witness a world that’s barely been explored. According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, just 5 percent of the world’s oceans have been explored. Spring Street International math and science teacher Tim Dwyer will share his experience as a 2015 Science Communication Fellow aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, with Titanic discoverer Richard Ballard. At the core of his lecture is Ocean Networks Canada, which operates cabled observatories, or oceanographic research platforms that rest on the seafloor. The cables are a continuous data collector reading oxygen levels, salinity, facilitating forensic studies, and audio research and more. They pull in 170 gigabytes of data per day from the 850 kilometers of cables off the coast of Vancouver, in Saanich Inlet and the Strait of Georgia. Using the cables instead of ships allows for larger quantities of data, is ultimately cheaper then running a research ship, and lowers human risk. The new See SEA, Page 12


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The basking shark’s gaping mouth looks intimidating, but actually only eats plankton.

Stories of sharks

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Continued from page 11 technology, Dwyer says, allows for a whole new frontier in exploring the ocean. “We live in an extraordinarily diverse marine and geologic part of the world,” Dwyer said. “There’s a lot we don’t see all around us. It’s a really fascinating time to get into oceanography.” Dwyer will be speaking Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.

Protecting coastlines without armoring

Megan Dethier is the third lecturer, a research professor in the biology department at the University of Washington and full-time resident at the Friday Harbor Labs. For the last six years, Dethier has been doing research around the Puget Sound to answer this question: What are the ecological and geological ramifications of taking down or putting up shoreline armoring? Dethier’s talk, “Armoring on shorelines: Documented impacts and implications for future actions” focuses on the practice of armoring, a technique that uses physical structures like bulkheads, seawalls and cement to hold erosion at bay. While the immediate result is stabilized shorelines and houses safe from erosion, unintended consequences include

changes in sediment deposition, reduction in the quality of marine habitat and disruption of natural cycles. Dethier said armoring isn’t all bad or all good, but rather about finding a balance and looking at other options like “green shorelines” that use vegetation and organic composition to stabilize shorelines. According to Dethier, armoring is not often used on the San Juan Islands because the solid bedrock gives enough strength against erosion. But, Dethier, said, it’s important for people to know the impacts armoring can have in case they are thinking about installing it, or looking to remove preexisting armoring. Because her research involved requesting permission from landowners to look at armoring on their private property, Dethier said she experienced a wide range of reactions, from welcoming them with coffee and cookies to an armed landowner who demanded they leave immediately. “It’s a hard topic to talk about because it’s so political,” Dethier said. “But it’s a science project so that’s what I’m going to focus on, and being objective about it.” Dethier’s talk will be the on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.

By the time Helfman was 13, he had read almost every book ever published about sharks. “I never grew out of that fascination,” he said. Helfman is a Lopez Island resident and the author of “Sharks: The Animal Answer Guide.” On March 30, 7 p.m. he will present 25 things you did not know about sharks at 7 p.m. in The Commons. Helfman hopes his talk will help people have a greater appreciation for the diversity of species and behaviors of the 500-plus shark species, and not just the half dozen that most people are aware of. “Sharks are amazing animals -- they give birth to live young, some are warm-blooded, some frequent fresh water, some live to over 100 years, and much more. Many are endangered,” said Helfman. “They deserve more than fear.” After his boyhood love for the fish, Helfman landed a dream destination of The Republic of Palau when he applied for the U.S. Peace Corps. Palau, also called “the underwater Serengeti” offered a wealth of marine study including leopard, white tip reef and grey reef sharks. Later he studied sharks off the coast of California. For his doctorate he took on fresh water fish as his topic of research always devoting time to lecture of sharks specifically. Through his years of lecturing he honed his skills as a public speaker byfocusing on the audience. “Every audience deserves to be treated as if it’s the most important group you’ve ever spoken to. If folks are willing to give up an evening to listen to me, they deserve to be both enlightened and entertained,” he said. When he retired he finally sat down to write a book about his favorite sea creature. He started writing with a small audience in mind – boys ages nine to 15 but as he came closer to finishing the project he found that boys, girls and adults at any age were also interested in sharks. His favorite shark is the endangered basking shark because they are gentle giants and little is known about their habits including their reproductive biology, how long they live and where they go most of the year. The shark’s decline started in the 1990s because high numbers were getting caught in fishing nets and the Canadian government authorized ramming to keep them from being a nuisance. “They’re endangered because we’ve mistreated them for no reason other than they were a nuisance,” said Helfman. “They’re no longer hunted but are very slow to recover, which is common among sharks. I’d love to see one in the wild (none have ever been kept in captivity).” To read more about the basking shark, visit ww.sanjuanjournal.com and search “shark.” – Editor Cali Bagby contributed to this article.

Cultural Anthropology class puts together Ethnography of islands by Candace Gossen Special to the Journal

The cultural anthropology class at Skagit Valley College, San Juan Center this winter term is putting together an ethnography of the islands. My students are looking for all storytellers with an interesting story both historical (older than 50 years) and pre-historical (prior to homesteading on the island). Reach We are conducting interviews and collecting information 2.7 Million We’ve Got You Covered through the month of February. Free artifact identification Readers being offered. We have an Archaeological Team ready “This is 100% the best isforalso Archaeological Excavation Projects (Research only). and most cost effective Contact this author Dr. Candace Gossen who is a profesway to reach the largest sional registered archaeologist living on San Juan Island at number of readers. info@blackcoyotemedicine.org and/or Kevin Loftus at the Advertising with this Juan Historical Society at museum_admin@sjmuseum. program works! ” San Promote org. — Whidbey Island Your Event Vintners Association Also in February we will be holding a Hands-On Garbage One Call One Payment Archaeology Day, to be decided, to finish the year-long colCall this lection of beach trash analysis at Deadman’s Bay. If you are Newspaper 360.378.5696 for Details interested please contact us.


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The amazing ‘Harleys’ of Cattle Point Pass

By Peggy Butler

Special to the Journal

Trek to the far reaches of the continent – to the most inhospitable, jagged, rocky shorelines in freezing winter –to see a “Harley.” Or, instead, walk along our own rugged, rocky shoreline, and see why others go to such lengths. Difficult to access in other places Harlequin ducks, have extraordinarily bright, colorful and curious plumage. Lucky for us, they are common in winter along the coastline of San Juan Island. They feed in rough, frigid waters, like, say, Cattle Point Pass. On stormy days when other sea ducks seek quieter waters, if you brave the windy bluffs along the lighthouse trail, you can see them bobbing in the white tipped waves, the boldly marked males often in single file.

Their numbers have dwindled in recent years on the East Coast and Greenland. But after nesting in either the Cascades or Olympic mountains, the same small flock of “Harleys” returns year after year to San Juan Island. Alaska and Siberia, as well as some other remote, cold, northern coastlines have appropriate habitat. These tough ducks are small, but clutching their fine feathers close to the body, they dive into the freezing, choppy waves to crunch and eat tiny crustaceans that cling to submerged rocks. With their big webbed feet they can walk in shallow water and climb onto the very slick rocks that are hazardous to even the best water shoes—and the eager explorers wearing them. Some days you can see them congregate on the rocks below Cattle Point Lighthouse, then

slipping back into the waves. The male “Harleys,” painted deep metallic blue with orange red fenders, are stroked with what looks like white war paint in bold wide swaths across the back, neck, and head. With binoculars the bold plumage looks delightfully bizarre bobbing in the waves. “Harlequin” is a name given to a comic character in Italian culture. Wikipedia has a picture of the typical checkered costume that resembles the plumage of our duck. Female Harleys are drab compared to the dazzling males. But they have dazzling powers. The female can, miraculously, create living Harleys – in about 30 days! The male’s beauty charms her - as it does us – but in ways other than fowl beauty (sorry). She knows that the more vivid his color, the more likely he eats well, which means he’s a strong capable diver, and that important skill will pass from his DNA to the young. All winter the male Harlequins charm the females, showing off the fancy feathers, and enjoying the plentiful food. They will separate to mate along the wilds of mountain streams in the spring, and establish a nest together. He may bring her delicacies while she starts the fantastic art of creating new birds. But after the female has laid her magic eggs, and the nestlings hatch, the male returns to Cattle Point Pass, leaving the family behind. While the female produced the eggs, his colorful feathers made him a fierce looking enemy to predators, and distracted enemies from the female and nest. However, with

young Harleys on the loose, his colors will continue to attract predators, putting the young ones at risk. Some experts suspect that the males leave the growing family early because food is scarce along the secluded mountain streams. Like superior males of all species, he arranges matters to assist the family’s survival the best he can. And then, alas, summer is the stroke of midnight for the drake. Like Cinderella, he loses his beautiful costume all at once. Molting (losing feathers) leaves him mostly naked, with splotches of frayed, grayed feathers. In fact, he will look much the same as a worn out female Harlequin. So summer is “guy time” with the ladies gone, and the guys looking a little rough around the edges. Flying without feathers doesn’t work that well, either. When our local drakes leave the nest sites to molt, they flock together at Cattle Point Pass and Third Lagoon. But when the ladies return and the mating season begins again in the fall, the stag line sharpens up with bright, colorful new plumage. Male harlequins “present” to the ladies. Not only do they spiff up their coats, but they literally “stick their necks out” to attract the admiration of the ladies. They “present” themselves to the females by stretching their necks up in a high nod—they show off. Harlequin couples find each other year after year if they survive, but even so, the males preen and present, no slacking. The prize is just duckies!

Your bucket list just got shorter.

Wolf Guenther Helmut Bauer: Wolf Guenther Helmut Bauer died on January 23, 2016 at Hearthstone, a family care home on San Juan Island. Wolf was just 4 weeks short of his 104th birthday. Wolf had a strong connection with San Juan Island. He worked at the Roche Harbor Lime and Cement Company from 19361939. He also helped build and served as a counselor at Henderson’s Boys Camp on Westcott Bay. Wolf was an avid outdoorsman. Born in the Bavarian Alps, he had a deep love for skiing and climbing. Recognizing the need for a more technical mountain rescue team, he helped found the Mountain Rescue Council and was president of it for the first five years. He taught courses with the Mountaineers and boy scouts. He also became an avid foldboat /kayak athlete, training others and taking long trips up the west side of Vancouver Island. He created the first kayak river ratings as well as creating touring maps of Western Washington Rivers. He helped organize the Washington Foldboat Club which became the Washington Kayak Club. He also founded the American Whitewater Association. His kayaking experiences led him to a career change, from Ceramic Engineering to what he called geo-hydraulics, the study of water’s effect on the land. He became a shoreline management consultant and worked in the San Juan Islands as well as in Canada and other parts of the coast. He worked with the Department of Ecology and Fisheries in cataloging and understanding the water dynamics of estuaries, rivers, and shorelines and, with dogged determination, saved the Green River Gorge for recreational purposes. He is survived by his sister, Friedl Ney, his grandchildren, Sara and Laura Bauer of Friday Harbor, his daughter-in-law Ingrid Fabianson, one son and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his first wife, Harriet Woodward Bauer and his son, Laurence Bauer. The family wishes to acknowledge the caregivers at Hearthstone, where Wolf spent his last two years: Darlene Eames, Stacy Line, and Marianne Kleine, thank you. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Friends of the San Juan’s. A small ceremony will be held on San Juan Island at a later date.

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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.

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Tax Parcel Number, Project Location, and Island

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Date of Date Application Complete

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Michael and Sally Shaffer, c/o 450350012, 996 Smugglers Key Exempt 2/17/16 HEX 4/21/16 John Thompson, PO Box 16725, 12/17/15 1/19/16 Cove Rd., San Juan Bank Seattle, WA 98116 PCUP00340250013, 108 Henley Marie Rothlisberger, 108 Henley Key Vacation rental 1/14/16 1/14/16 Exempt 2/17/16 HEX 4/21/16 16-0001 Court, San Juan Court, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 Bank 450224001, 180 Sweet Elaine Kendall and Ron Zee, PPROV0 Farm stay 1/13/16 1/13/16 Exempt 2/17/16 Earth Lane, Friday Harbor, 180 Sweet Earth Lane, Friday -16-0002 WA 98250 Harbor, WA 98250 LAND USE DECISIONS: Hearing Examiner Decisions: www.sanjuanco.com/cdp/hearingexdecisions.aspx; Planning Commission decisions: http://www.sanjuanco.com/planning/planningcommissionactions.aspx County Council decisions: http://www.sanjuanco.com/council/ordinances.aspx and http://www.sanjuanco.com/council/resolutions.aspx BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED: Permits issued by the Department of Community Development are searchable at https://services.sanjuanco.com/Default.asp. Select “Citizen Services,” then “Permits and Inspections,” then “Permits Inquiry” and enter search parameters To search a date range, use two periods between the date entries, i.e., after “Issue Date,” enter 11/17/2014..11/21/2014 and after “Permit Status,” select “Issued.” This will return a table of permits issued for the date range in question. There is no need to enter a permit type, unless you want to narrow your search. There are also links available on our website. (San Juan County is providing this information as a public service, in recognition that there will be occasional down times due to system updates.) SEPA COMMENT AND APPEAL: Anyone desiring to comment on the SEPA Determination can do so by submitting a written statement to Community Development, PO Box 947 (135 Rhone St), Friday Harbor, WA. 98250 no later than the comment date specified above. The SEPA Determination may be appealed to the Hearing Examiner pursuant to SJCC 18.80.140 within 21 days of the date of the SEPA Determination. APPLICATION COMMENTS: Any file may be examined by appointment during regular business hours at the Community Development, located at 135 Rhone Street, Friday Harbor. Comment on Notices of Application can be submitted in writing to Community Development at P. O. Box 947, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, no later than the end date for project comments specified above. Requests for copies of project decisions or staff reports or requests to provide testimony in a public hearing for a project, may be made by contacting Community Development: (360) 378-2354 * (360) 378-2116 * Fax (360) 378-3922 dcd@sanjuanco.com NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS: Hearing Examiner meetings on San Juan Island start at 10:30 a.m., in the Key Bank, Downstairs, Garden Rroom, 95 Second Street, Friday Harbor. Planning Commission meetings begin at 8:45 am. In the County Council Hearing Room, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor. Any person desiring to comment prior to the hearing should submit a written statement to Community Development, PO Box 947, Friday Harbor, WA. 98250. Written comments may also be submitted at the hearing. A copy of the staff report for a hearing may be obtained from Community Development seven days prior to the hearing. NOTICE OF PERMITS: Information regarding all land use and building permits is available on the County’s website. A link is available on the Community Development homepage at: sanjuanco.com/cdp PCUP0015-0031

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LEGAL NO. SJ1518671 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder, JANUARY 27, 2016

TOWN OF FRIDAY HARBOR LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF APPLICATION COMPLETENESS and NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE APPLICATIONS: The Town of Friday Harbor has deemed the following Planned Residential Development and SEPA Checklist applications complete. The applications, received by Homes for Islanders for the project known as Maypole Meadows, are proposing to develop property that is approximately 3.15 acres in size into 20 residential lots and 1 stormwater detention lot. The property is known as tax parcel #351391420 and is located on the south side of Malcom Street, Friday Harbor, Washington. Other applications under review are: 1) Stormwater Site Plan Report and 2) Traffic impact Analysis. 30-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: January 20, 2016 to February 18, 2016. Please hand mail or deliver specific written comments on this proposal to: Land Use Administrator, Michael Bertrand, Town of Friday Harbor Community Development Department, 60 Second Street, or PO Box 219, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 no later than 4:30 PM. Or if you have questions on this proposal, or would like contact 360-378-2810 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

SEPA DETERMINATION: The Town of Friday Harbor, as lead agency, has determined that this proposal does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An Environmental Impact Statement is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed SEPA Checklist and other information on file; this information is available to the public on request. This Determination of Non-Significance is issued under WAC 197-11-340. Appeals may be made to the Department of Ecology and all other applicable agencies with jurisdiction. This 14-day appeal period ends February 2, 2016 RESPONSIBLE OFFICIAL: Mike Bertrand, Land Use Administrator P O Box 219, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 LEGAL NO. FH678340 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands January 20, 27, 2016. NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Council of Friday Harbor, Washington, will hold a public hearing to amend the 2016 Town Budget. Copies of amendments are available for review at Town Hall between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through

Friday, beginning February 1, 2016. Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 Time: 12:00 p.m. or soon thereafter Place: Town Council Chambers 60 Second Street, Friday Harbor, Washington LEGAL NO. FH678966 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands January 27, 2016. ORDINANCE NO. 1589 an ordinance amending Chapter 13.20.080 FHMC relating to sewage meters and water sub-meters was adopted by the Town Council on Thursday, January 21, 2016. The full text of this ordinance shall be mailed upon request to the Town Clerk, POB 219, Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250 / (360) 378 2810. LEGAL NO. FH679339 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands January 27, 2016. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT OF THE TUCKER AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT PHASE II Town of Friday Harbor Public Works Department is seeking a Consultant to provide a full range of Design and

Construction Management Services for a federally funded project to reconstruct 0.267 miles of Tucker Avenue between Harbor Street and University Road (milepost 0.127 to 0.394) in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington (referred to as Tucker Phase II). A complete Request for Proposals is available on our website at www.fridayharbor.org or by contacting Town Hall at (360) 378 - 2810. LEGAL NO. FH677014 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands January 13, 20, 27, 2016. The Town of Friday Harbor, P.O. Box 219, 60 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, is seeking coverage under the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Construction Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit. The proposed project, Tucker Avenue Improvements, is located at Tucker Avenue between Guard Street and approximately 60 feet north of Harbor Street in Friday Harbor, in San Juan County. This project involves 1.25 acres of soil disturbance for curb, gutter, sidewalk, driveway repair, traffic control, illumination, stormwater, and pavement improvement construction activities. The receiving water is the Puget

Sound. Any persons desiring to present their views to the Department of Ecology regarding this application may do so in writing within thirty days of the last date of publication of this notice. Comments shall be submitted to the department of Ecology. Any person interested in the department’s action on this application may notify the department of their interest within thirty days of the last date of publication of this notice. Ecology reviews public comments and considers whether discharges from this project would cause a measurable change in receiving water quality, and, if so, whether the project is necessary and in the overriding public interest according to Tier II antidegradation requirements under WAC 173-201A-320. Comments can be submitted to: Department of Ecology Attn: Water Quality Program, Construction Stormwater PO Box 47696, Olympia, WA 98504-7696 LEGAL NO. FH678129 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands January 20, 27, 2016.


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MISCELLANEOUS LEGAL NOTICES File No.: Trustee: 8483.20199 Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. Grantors: The heirs and devisee’s of John Robert Droubay, deceased Grantee: RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 2012-0724013 Tax Parcel ID No.: 141824025000 / 141824011000 Abbreviated Legal: Lots 10-16 Blk 36 and Lots 6-8 and 16-18, Blk 41, Islandale Div 2, San Juan Co, WA Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. I. On February 26, 2016, at 10:00 AM inside the main lobby of the San Juan County Courthouse, 350 Court Street in the City of Friday Harbor, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property”, situated in the County(ies) of SAN JUAN, State of Washington: Parcel A: Lot 10, 11 and 12, Block 36, and Lots 6, 7, 17 and 18, Block 41, as originally Platted, according to Plat of Islandale Division No. 2., recorded in Volume 1 of Plats, Page 30, records of San Juan County, Washington, and being a portion of Section 18, Township 34 North, Range 1 West, W.M., San Juan County Washington; together with portions of vacated roadway that attach by operation of law; and Lot 8, Block 41, Plat of Islandale Division No. 2, recorded in Volume 1 of Plats, Page 30, records of San Juan County, Washington. Parcel B: Lots 13 through 16, Block 36, as originally Platted, according to Plat of Islandale Division No. 2., recorded in Volume 1 of Plats, Page 30, records of San Juan County, Washington, and being a portion of Section 18, Township 34 North, Range 1 West, W.M., San Juan County Washington. Commonly known as: 3146 Mud Bay Road Lopez Island, WA 98261 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 07/09/12, recorded on 07/24/12, under Auditor’s File No. 2012-0724013, records of SAN JUAN County, Washington, from John Robert Droubay, unmarried, as Grantor, to Fidelity Title Insurance Co, a Nebraska Corp., as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Embrace Home Loans, Inc., its successors and assigns, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Embrace Home Loans, Inc., its successors and assigns to RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation, under an Assignment/Successive Assignments recorded under Auditor’s File No. 2015-0619019. *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property’s full legal description provided herein. 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 Grantor’s or Borrower’s default on the Obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate as of 11/18/2015. If reinstating after this date, please contact NWTS for the exact reinstatement amount Monthly Payments $20,226.75 Late Charges $822.45 Lender’s Fees & Costs $2,298.36 Total Arrearage $23,347.56 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $300.00 Title Report $0.00 Statutory Mailings $104.76 Recording Costs $28.00 Postings $80.00 Sale Costs $0.00 Total Costs $512.76 Total Amount Due: $23,860.32 Other known defaults as follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $215,113.77, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 08/01/14, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on February 26, 2016. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 02/15/16 (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 02/15/16 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 02/15/16 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire balance of principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, 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 AND ADDRESS John Robert Droubay 3146 Mud Bay Road Lopez Island, WA 98261 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of John Robert Droubay 3146 Mud Bay Road Lopez Island, WA 98261 The Estate of John Rob-

ert Droubay 3146 Mud Bay Road Lopez Island, WA 98261 The Heirs and Devisees of The Estate of John Robert Droubay 3146 Mud Bay Road Lopez Island, WA 98261 John Robert Droubay c/o M. Fred Weedon PO Box 160 Lopez, WA 98261 John Robert Droubay c/o Diana G. Hancock, Attorney Post Office Box 160 Lopez Island, WA 98261 Tyler Mathew Droubay, Co-Administrator The Estate of John Robert Droubay 3146 Mud Bay Road Lopez Island, WA 98261 Tyler Mathew Droubay, Co-Administrator The Estate of John Robert Droubay 4002 226th Place Southwest Mount Lake Terrace, WA 98043 Brianah Kay Droubay, Co-Administrator The Estate of John Robert Droubay 3146 Mud Bay Road Lopez Island, WA 98261 Brianah Kay Droubay, Co-Administrator The Estate of John Robert Droubay 4002 226th Place Southwest Mount Lake Terrace, WA 98043 Michael P. Jacobs, Attorney for Tyler Mathew Droubay Co-Administrator of The Estate of John Robert Droubay 7331 - 196th Street Southwest Lynnwood, WA 98046-1067 Michael P. Jacobs, Attorney for Brianah Kay Droubay Co-Administrator of The Estate of John Robert Droubay 7331 - 196th Street Southwest Lynnwood, WA 98046-1067 Michael P. Jacobs, Attorney for Tyler Mathew Droubay Co-Administrator of The Estate of John Robert Droubay PO Box 1067 Lynnwood, WA 98046-1067 Michael P. Jacobs, Attorney for Brianah Kay Droubay Co-Administrator of The Estate of John Robert Droubay PO Box 1067 Lynnwood, WA 98046-1067 John Robert Droubay c/o Riach Gese, PLLC P.O. Box 1067 Lynnwood, WA 98036 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of John Robert Droubay c/o Riach Gese, PLLC P.O. Box 1067 Lynnwood, WA 98036 The Estate of John Robert Droubay c/o Riach Gese, PLLC P.O. Box 1067 Lynnwood, WA 98036 The Heirs and Devisees of The Estate of John Robert Droubay, c/o Riach Gese, PLLC P.O. Box 1067 Lynnwood, WA 98036 by both first class and certified mail, return receipt requested on 10/13/15, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 10/14/15 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. 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 trustee’s 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 Property. IX. Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the Deed of Trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at www.northwesttrustee.com and www.USAForeclosure.com. Date Executed: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature 13555 SE 36th St. Suite 100 Bellevue, WA 98006 Contact: Vonnie McElligott (425) 586-1900. Droubay, John Robert (TS# 8483.20199) 1002.283615-File No. LEGAL NO. J678228 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. January 27, 2016 & February 17, 2016

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR SAN JUAN COUNTY Non-Probate Estate of: VERONICA C. INMAN, Deceased. NO. 16-4-05003-2 NON-PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.42.020 The notice agent named below has elected to give notice to creditors of the above-named decedent. As of the date of the filing of a copy of this notice with the court, the notice agent has no knowledge of any other person acting as notice agent or of the appointment of a personal representative of the decedent’s estate in the state of Washington. According to the records of the court as are available on the date of the filing of this notice with the court, a cause number regarding the decedent has not been issued to any other notice agent and a personal representative

of the decedent’s estate has not been appointed. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 1142.070 by serving on or mailing to the notice agent or the notice agent’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the notice agent’s declaration and oath were filed. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the notice agent served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.42.020 (2)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.42.050 and 11.42.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publication: January 20, 2016 The notice agent declares under penalty of perjury under the laws of the state of Washington on this 11th day of January, 2016, at Friday Harbor, Washington that the foregoing is true and correct. Marilyn P. Hughes, Notice Agent Notice Agent: Marilyn P. Hughes Attorney for the Notice Agent: Thomas D. Sandstrom Address for Mailing or Service: Law Offices of Christon C. Skinner, P.S. PO Box 668 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 Court of Notice Agent’s oath and declaration and cause number: San Juan County Superior Court Cause No. 16-4-05003-2 LEGAL NO. J677966 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. January 20, 27, February 3, 2016. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN JUAN CAROLYN MORGAN CRAWFORD, Trustee of The Carolyn A Morgan Revocable Trust UDT January 10, 2002, Plaintiff, v. JAKE-THOMAS KAWIKA MCGUIRE and MEAGAN A. MCGUIRE, husband and wife; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Nos 1 through 5, unknown occupants of the subject real property; and all other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described herein, Defendants. No. 15-2-05170-0 SUMMONS (PUBLICATION) THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO THE SAID ALL OTHER PERSONS OR PARTIES UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, LIEN OR INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN: You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty days after January 13, 2016, and defend the above-entitled action in the aboveentitled court, and answer the Complaint of Plaintiff Carolyn Morgan Crawford, Trustee of The Carolyn A Morgan Revocable Trust UDT January 10, 2002, and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorney for Plaintiff at his office below stated; and in case of your failure to do so, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint, which has been filed with the clerk of said court. In this action, Plaintiff seeks to foreclose Defendants interest in the property described as follows: PARCEL “A” (TPN 271414020000) Lot “B”, as shown, described and monumented on that certain Record of Survey for Andrea Johnson, recorded May 14, 1997 in Book 14 of Surveys, at page 68, under Auditor’s File No. 97051403, in the office of the Auditor of San Juan County,

Washington, being a portion of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 14, Township 37 North, Range 2 West, W.M. Situate in San Juan County, Washington. PARCEL “B” (TPN: 271452204000) Lot “C”, as shown, described and monumented on that certain Record of Survey for Andrea Johnson, recorded May 14, 1997 in Book 14 of Surveys, at page 68, under Auditor’s File No. 97051403, in the office of the Auditor of San Juan County, Washington, being a portion of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 14, Township 37 North, Range 2 West, W.M.; and of Lot 4, Block 2 GIFFIN’S FIRST ADDITION TO EASTSOUND, according to plat recorded in Volume 1 of Plats, page 62, records of San Juan County, Washington. Situate in San Juan County, Washington. pursuant to those certain deeds of trusts, dated April 16, 2014, and recorded with the San Juan County Auditor under file #s 2014-0509008, 2014-0509009, and 2014-0509010, in which Defendants Jake-Thomas Kawika McGuire and Meagan A. McGuire are the Grantors and Plaintiff is the beneficiary. BRANDLI LAW PLLC Dated: January 6, 2016 By: /s/Stephen A. Brandli Stephen A. Brandli, WSBA #38201 Attorney for Plaintiff PO Box 850 Friday Harbor, WA 98250-0850 LEGAL NO. J677160 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 2016. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. TS No.: WA-15-679857-SW APN No.: 173154013 Title Order No.: 150194812-WA-MSI Deed of Trust Grantor(s): JAMES E HANKS II, ELIZABETH L HANKS Deed of Trust Grantee(s): JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. Deed of Trust Instrument/Reference No.: 2005 0204023 I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, the undersigned Trustee, will on 2/26/2016 , at 10:00 AM In the Lobby of the San Juan County Courthouse, located at 350 Court Street, 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: PARCEL A: TRACT A and Lot 13, ROSARIO PALISADES, a private subdivision, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Volume 3 of Plats, pages 37, 37A and 37B, records of San Juan County, Washington. PARCEL B: An easement over and across the roads and streets as platted as a means of ingress and egress for private roadway purposes only, as created and established in the Dedication of the ROSARIO PALISADES, a private subdivision. Situate in San Juan County, Washington. More commonly known as: 98 TINAS TRL, EASTSOUND, WA 98245 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 1/28/2005, recorded 2/4/2005, under 2005 0204023 records of SAN JUAN County, Washington , from JAMES E HANKS II, ELIZABETH L HANKS, HUSBAND & WIFE , as Grantor(s), to CHICAGO TITLE CO , as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. , as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (or by its successors-in-interest and/or assigns, if any), to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association . 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 follo wing amounts which are now in arrears: $30,253.29 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $244,742.91 , together with interest as provided in the Note from 10/1/2014 on, 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 2/26/2016 . The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 2/15/2016 (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 2/15/2016 (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 2/15/2016 (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 JAMES E HANKS II, ELIZABETH L HANKS, HUSBAND & WIFE ADDRESS 98 TINAS TRL, EASTSOUND, WA 98245 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 9/10/2015 . 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 abovedescribed 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 20 th 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 20 th 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 ASSIS-


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MISCELLANEOUS LEGAL NOTICES TANCE 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/homeownership/post_purchase_ counselors_foreclosure.htm . The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development: Tollfree: 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/whatclear . 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. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBTAND 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: 10/23/2015 Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, as Trustee By: Christina Contreras, Assistant Secretary Trustee’s Mailing Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington C/O Quality Loan Service Corp. 411 Ivy Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 645-7711 Trustee’s Physical Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington 108 1 st Ave South, Suite 202 Seattle, WA 98104 (866) 925-0241 Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http://wa.qualityloan.com TS No.: WA-15-679857-SW IDSPub #0093809 1/27/2016 2/17/2016 LEGAL NO. J665005 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands January 27 and February 17, 2016. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. TS No.: WA-15-680125-SW APN No.: 461353-025-000 Title Order No.: 150196833-WA-MSI Deed of Trust Grantor(s): SHAUN K ARMSTRONG, CAMOLYN P ARMSTRONG Deed of Trust Grantee(s): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. MERS IS A SEPARATE CORPORATION THAT IS ACTING SOLELY AS A NOMINEE FOR SIERRA PACIFIC MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS Deed of Trust Instrument/Reference No.: 2009-0424033 I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, the undersigned Trustee, will on 2/26/2016 , at 10:00 AM on the front steps of the main entrance to the San Juan County Courthouse, 350 Court Street #7, Friday Harbor, WA 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: REAL PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF SAN JUAN, STATE OF WASHINGTON, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 25 BRIDLE TRAIL ESTATES, A PRIVATE SUBSIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN VOLUME 4 OF PLATS, AT PAGES 49, 49A AND 49B, IN THE OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR OF SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. TOGETHER WITH A NONEXCUSIVE EASEMENT FOR ROADWAY AND UTILITY PURPOSES, UNDER AND ACROSS THE ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY AS SHOWN AS TARTE ROAD, MARGARET LANE AND PEARLIE LANE AS SHOWN ON THE FACE OF THE PLAT AND AS DEDICATED IN THE DEDICATION OF BRIDLE TRAIL ESTATES, A PRIVATE SUBDIVISION SITUATE IN SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON More commonly known as: 114 WILD FLOWER LANE, FRIDAY HARBOR, WA 98250-0000 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 4/20/2009, recorded 4/24/2009, under 2009-0424033 records of SAN JUAN County, Washington , from SHAUN K. ARMSTRONG AND CAMOLYN P. ARMSTRONG , as Grantor(s), to SAN JUAN TITLE LLC , as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. MERS IS A SEPARATE CORPORATION THAT IS ACTING SOLELY AS A NOMINEE FOR SIERRA PACIFIC MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS , as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. MERS IS A SEPARATE CORPORATION THAT IS ACTING SOLELY AS A NOMINEE FOR SIERRA PACIFIC MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (or by its successors-in-interest and/or assigns, if any), to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. . 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 follo wing amounts which are now in arrears: $188,641.74 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $360,458.47 , together with interest as provided in the Note from 11/1/2009 on, 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 2/26/2016 . The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 2/15/2016 (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 2/15/2016 (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 2/15/2016 (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 SHAUN K. ARMSTRONG AND CAMOLYN P. ARMSTRONG ADDRESS 114 WILD FLOWER LANE, FRIDAY HARBOR, WA 98250-0000 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 9/2/2015 . 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 20 th 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 20 th 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 s h i p / p o s t _ purchase_counselors_foreclosure.ht m . 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 attor-

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neys: Telephone: 1-800-606-4819 or Web site: http://nwjustice.org/whatclear . 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. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBTAND 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: 10/26/2015 Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, as Trustee By: Lauren Esquivel, Assistant Secretary Trustee’s Mailing Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington C/O Quality Loan Service Corp. 411 Ivy Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 645-7711 Trustee’s Physical Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington 108 1 st Ave South, Suite 202 Seattle, WA 98104 (866) 925-0241 Sale Line: 916.939.0772 Or Login to: http://wa.qualityloan.com TS No.: WA-15-680125-SW IDSPub #0093888 1/27/2016 2/17/2016 LEGAL NO. J666579 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands January 27 and February 17, 2016. OPAL Community Land Trust Request for Qualifications General Contractor Eastsound, WA Request for Qualifications are currently being accepted by OPAL Community Land Trust from General Contractors for new construction and associated site work of 30 units of mixed income rental housing consisting of seven residential buildings and one Commons building. Property is located in Eastsound on Orcas Island. Deadline for submittals is 3:00pm on Friday, February 5, 2016. RFQ posted at www.opalclt.org/news or call OPAL Community Land Trust at 360-376-3191. OPAL Community Land Trust is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. LEGAL NO. SJ677317 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder January 13, 20, 27, 2016. STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO CHANGE AN EXISTING WATER RIGHT TAKE NOTICE: That North Lopez Services, Inc. of Lopez Island, Washington on January 6, 2016, filed an application of change to Ground Water Permit G1-00701P. Current permitted use is for 30 gallons per minute (gpm) and 18 acre-feet per year for multiple domestic supply, with a priority date of July 31, 1970. The point of withdrawal is located in the SE¼ SE¼ of Section 2, Township 35N, Range 2W, W.M., in San Juan County. The existing place of use is Government Lot 1 within Section 36, Township 36N, Range 2W, W.M. The request here is to reduce the permitted instantaneous rate to 4 gpm and the annual volume to 0.5 acre-feet per year. Also, to change

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the place of use to the lands of Lopez Island lying within San Juan County as follows: T36N, R2W • NE¼ & SE¼ of SE¼, Section 35 • SW¼ of NW¼ and NW¼ & SW¼ of SW¼, Section 36 T35N, R2W • NW¼, SW¼, & SE¼ of NW¼, Section 1 • NW¼ & NE¼ of SW¼, Section 1, except for lands south of Port Stanley Road • NE¼ & SE¼ of NE¼, Section 2 • NE¼ of SW¼, Section 2 • SE¼, Section 2, except for lands east of Ferry Road • SE¼ of SE¼ of NW¼ of NW¼, Section 12 Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections: protests must be accompanied with a fifty-dollar ($50.00) NONREFUNDABLE recording fee (PLEASE REMIT CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY) and filed with the Department of Ecology at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days from January 27, 2016. DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY CASHIERING OFFICE - NWRO-WR PO BOX 47611 OLYMPIA WA 98504-7611 LEGAL NO. J678561 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. January 20, 27, 2016. SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF SAN JUAN In the Matter of the Estate: DAVID AUSTIN DOWNING, Deceased. Probate No. 16-4-05002-4 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.020, 11.40.030 The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorneys of record at the address stated below, a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the Court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty (30) days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditors as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four (4) months after the date of first publication of the Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the probate assets and non-probate assets of the Decedent. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: January 13, 2016. Linda Webb Downing, Personal Representative c/o Law Office of Douglas F. Strandberg, P.S. 245 Blair Street P.O. Box 547 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 Attorney for Personal Representative /s/Douglas F. Strandberg Over Douglas F. Strandberg, WSBA #926 245 Blair 85 Streetpercent P.O. Box 547 our Friday Harbor, of WA 98250 LEGAL NO. J677325 community Published: The Journal of the San newspaper Juan Islands. January 13, 20, 27, 2016

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Shelter volunteers of the month – Submitted by the Animal Protection Society of FH

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is happy to announce that Dave and Nancy Harvey are Volunteers of the Month for January. Dave and Nancy moved

to Friday Harbor several months ago and have been loyal, active volunteers at the animal shelter ever since, starting on the day not too long ago when Dave brought his riding lawn mower to the shelter and mowed the entire dog yard

while Nancy visited cats. The couple visit the shelter frequently, often two or three times a week and spend time brushing, cuddling and playing with the many cats awaiting adoption. Dave and Nancy adopted a pair of bonded cats recently, even though Nancy is mildly allergic to cats! Shelter manager Jan

Murphy says, “Volunteers who take the time to visit with our cats are such an important part of what we do here. Dave and Nancy help the cats here become more adoptable by socializing them and helping them to feel more secure in the shelter environment. Their contribution to APSFH is enormous and deeply appreciated.”

2016 Roche Harbor Salmon Classic The third annual Roche Harbor Derby sold out the 100 boat limit on Nov. 23, 2015. Weather was wet and windy leading up to registration on Jan. 21, creating travel challenges for many of the fearless anglers. Friday morning’s cannon start was rocking and rolling but all 100 boats made it out for a slower than desired day of fishing! On Saturday there were calm seas with dry conditions as they raced out for the second day of the derby. The results from the

derby are: 100 derby boats; total 345 anglers. 53 fish weighed in on Friday Jan. 22, 39 fish weighed in on Saturday Jan. 23. $25,000 cash prizes were awarded total: First place and $10,000 went to Duke Fisher of Burlington, Wash. for a 17.12 ounce catch. Uncle Pete Nelsen, of Shaw Island, won $5,000 and second place for a 17.2

fish. Blake Stiller, of Anacortes, Wash., received $3,000 for third place for a 16.6 ounce salmon. Troy Jenisen, Anacortes, Wash., placed in fourth and won $2,000 for a 14.7 ounce fish. Ralph Thomas, of Puyallup, Wash., won $1,000 and a fifth place title for a 14.1 ounce catch. Thomas Cahill, of Everett,

Wolverines sports update Boys Basketball Jan. 18: FH versus Shoreline Christian, won 57-26 Jan. 21: FH vs. Concrete, won 60-37 Jan. 23: FH vs. Darrington, won 74-12 The team has a home game against Mt. Vernon Christian Jan. 29 at 4 p.m.

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Wash., won $2,000 for his 5.13-ounce mystery fish. Derek Floyd, Scott Bumstead, Lance Husby and Kyle Reep won $2,000 for the best boat total weight of 48.9 ounces for six fish. Christian Thomas, 8, of Puyallup, Wash., was named youngest angler. Shannon Cline of Ferndale, was the 2017 boat entry drawing winner, sponsored by Roche Harbor Resort.

Girls Basketball

Jan. 18: FH vs. Shoreline Christian won 59-10 Jan. 21: FH vs. Concrete, won 62-25 Jan. 23: FH vs. Darrington, won 43-20 The girl’s team has an upcoming home game against Mt. Vernon Christian Jan. 29 at 5:30 p.m.

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Journal of the San Juans, January 27, 2016  

January 27, 2016 edition of the Journal of the San Juans

Journal of the San Juans, January 27, 2016  

January 27, 2016 edition of the Journal of the San Juans