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Community says farewell to Chief Marler A leader, collaborator and family man who will be missed by many By Courtney Oldwyn Special to the Journal

Above: San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Chief Steve Marler passed away on Thursday, Jan. 28.

Contributed photo/ Ken Clark

On Tuesday, Jan. 26, 10 emergency vehicles with lights flashing and more than 30 people came out to honor San Juan Island Fire Chief Steve Marler upon his final return to the island he so loved. He was met on the taxi way by fellow firefighters, both volunteer and retired, ancillary personnel, EMS staff, paramedics, Sheriff Ron Krebs and members of the San Juan County Police Department, airport personnel, friends and neighbors. San Juan Island Fire and Rescue administrative assistant Carolyn Hudson presented him with his white duty helmet before the entire procession of emergency vehicles followed his ambulance to Peace Island Hospital in Friday Harbor. Chief Marler passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, just two days after returning home.

Howard named citizen of the year By Anna V. Smith Journal reporter

The upcoming Knowledge Bowl, a local event that pits high school students and service groups against each other in a riveting game of trivia, will be missing a key player this year, community legend Howard Schonberger, who passed away at age 94 Oct. 24, 2015. Fellow Lions Club member George Johnson reminisced about Howard’s involvement on the Lions team at the Knowledge Bowl, relying on him for his knack of trivia and long, full life. “His lengthy career in newspapers, driven largely by an interest in current events,

helped him immensely with history questions,” Johnson said. “Of course, at the Knowledge Bowl, we’d often tease him when a question about ‘ancient history’ would come up.” Johnson said they would joke with him, if a trivia question was “When was the Magna Carta signed?” the group would say “1066, we know because Howard was there!” Howard was a member of the Lions Club, American Legion, the first male member of the Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor, and a board member of the San Juan faction of United Way, and is the Journal’s choice for Citizen of the Year for 2015. He was well-

known on the island for supporting groups that benefitted the community, attending events like the Knowledge Bowl, often to fundraise or just for fun. His youthful energy, positive outlook and tenacity inspired those around him, whether in a professional or casual capacity. Howard was truly an engaged citizen, including his military service in World War II and the Korean War. He consistently marched with the American Legion in the Fourth of July Parade, until his health issues interfered. Although Howard was never on the board of the legion, ex-commander Shannon Plummer said he was See HOWARD, Page 5

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“Whenever he had to leave the island he couldn’t wait to return to the life he loved” said Sheila Harley, public information officer for San Juan Fire and Rescue. Chief Marler came to Friday Harbor in August 2007 with his wife Karen after winning the position of Fire Chief for San Juan County Fire Protection District 3 which includes all of San Juan Island, Brown and Pearl Islands. Marler had previously been the assistant chief at the Sonoma, California Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority. Hudson remembers first meeting Chief Marler during the interview process. She arrived with snacks and drinks for the potential candidates and was hurriedly unloading supplies, when Marler quietly pitched in to help. She noticed the other candidates who had been milling around stopped abruptly when they realized they should all be helping too. “This was his nature, not a test to impress or fair better. He was See MARLER, Page 5

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The San Juan County Sheriff ’s Office responded to the following calls. Jan. 20 • A deputy responded to a report of bones found on Lopez Island. The origin is not known. • A deputy in Friday Harbor received a report of an order violation. The investigation showed that a violation did not take place. Jan. 21 • A deputy responded to a non-injury two-vehicle collision in a private parking lot on Spring Street. The deputy assisted both drivers by doing an exchange of information printout. Jan. 22 • A deputy took a report of theft from a boat that occurred at an Orcas Island

marina. There are no known suspects at this time. • A Lopez deputy was dispatched to a report of a non-sufficient funds check at a local business. The check writer was contacted and agreed to pay the balance. Jan. 23 • A Friday Harbor deputy responded to Marguerite Place in reference to a complaint of a vehicle parked on the sidewalk. It was reported that this was a daily occurrence. The deputy issued a parking violation. • A deputy was dispatched to the Friday Harbor area in reference to a domestic dispute. All parties were contacted and interviewed. The incident was found to be verbal only. The parties agreed to separate.

By Anna V. Smith Journal reporter

The public hospital board has seen a shift in command, as the three new

members to the board nominated and then voted in Bill Williams to replace J. Michael Edwards as chair of the board in their January

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• A deputy was dispatched to the Friday Harbor area in reference to a fraud. The victim reported that he sent a bill electronically to a client. The client contacted the victim and asked about the email, changing the account for the money to be sent to. • A deputy was dispatched to the Friday Harbor area in reference to a domestic dispute. The reporting deputy arrived and contacted the involved parties. After interviewing the parties, one person was arrested for assault in the fourth degree. The person was booked into custody. • Deputies in Eastsound performed a traffic stop on a vehicle that accelerated out of a parking area in a negligent manner. The driver was unable to provide proof of insurance. The driver was cited for negligent driving and no current proof of insurance.

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Jan. 24 • A deputy was contacted at the sheriff ’s office in reference to a theft that occurred in the Friday Harbor area. The victim said several items were removed from an unlocked storage unit. • A Lopez Island resident reported gunshots in the area of their residence. A nearby neighbor was target shooting when contacted by a deputy. No law violation had occurred and no enforcement action was taken. • A Lopez deputy issued a citation to a vehicle driver for “Passing in a No Passing Zone.” • A Lopez Island man reported a possible theft. The suspect was identified and contacted by a deputy. There is no evidence of a

theft having occurred. Jan. 25 • A deputy was contacted at the sheriff ’s office in reference to a fraud that occurred in the San Juan Island area. The victim received an e-mail from a friend asking for money for a health issue. The victim was going to send money when she found out the friend was okay. • An Orcas Island resident contacted the San Juan County Sheriff ’s Office to report what they believed to be suspicious activity by a resident of Lopez Island. Jan. 26 •A Lopez deputy responded to a fire investigation that involved two vehicles, one of which was a motor home. No one was hurt. Evidence revealed no crime and appeared to have been started by an electrical heater.


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meeting. Incumbent commissioner Mark Schwinge voted for Edwards to continue as chair. The meeting was the first with the three new members, and also the first with new EMS Chief Jerry Martin. Incoming commissioners Monica Harrington and Williams also nominated and voted for fellow new board member Barbara Sharp to become secretary treasurer to the board, a position that Edwards had held for the last six and a half years. The commissioners discussed EMS policies and procedures, and decided to create a work group after Harrington said she wanted the board to take a closer look at them. “I have concerns about adopting them as-is,” Harrington said. “I want to make sure that we are complying with the law.” Harrington cited the length of time after an employee has a baby as

one policy she’d like to reexamine. Edwards and Williams agreed, calling the EMS policies and procedures “daunting” and suggested streamlining them to get rid of redundancies. The board also looked at current usage of the Inter Island Medical Center, which the San Juan Islands Museum of Art is using as storage while the public hospital district looks for a buyer for the property. Also on the agenda was the PeaceHealth subsidy agreement, which Sharp briefly informed the board comes up for review in February. For any review of additional services that board members would like to be covered in the agreement, they are to submit them to her before February. Harrington requested that the new members of the board get a legal review and update with concern to the American Civil Liberties Union letter that was sent

to the board last summer, about compliance with the Reproduction Act and the Attorney General’s ongoing Medicaid fraud investigation, handled by Foster Pepper’s attorney Bradley Berg of Seattle. Harrington said she wants to understand the perspective behind Berg’s responses, and that there should potentially be an independent review of the situations. Williams suggested that the public hospital board meet with the San Juan County Board of Health to strengthen communication between the two, and to discuss community needs when dealing with typically under-serviced demands like mental health. A financial review of 2015, discussed by Martin, found that there was a 4 percent increase in calls overall compared to 2014, with a total number of calls for the year at 1453.

Know your resource centers Submitted by The League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will host a panel discussion entitled “We’re Here when You Need Us” about Island Resource Centers on Monday, Feb. 8 at the San Juan Island Library conference room from noon to 2 p.m. All members and islanders are welcome to join. The executive directors of all three Island Resource Centers, Erin O’Dell (Orcas), Barbara Gurley (Lopez), and Jennifer Armstrong (San Juan) will be joined by County Council member Rick Hughes

to talk to the audience about what the Resource Centers do for our communities, what kinds of cases come their way and the funding problems they encounter. Funding for emergency affordable housing aid has recently been zeroed out in our county. Since affordable housing is an issue of concern to islanders, the reasons behind budget reductions and remedies suggested by these experts will help League members and others advocate for help to these vital agencies. For info, call Sarah Crosby at 378-3021.

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County Republicans hold Grief support group pooled precinct caucuses begins at medical center San Juan County Republicans will hold pooled precinct caucuses on Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. on San Juan, Orcas, Lopez, and Shaw Islands. The San Juan County Republican Party is inviting conservative-minded islanders to join them in being a part of the process of choosing County Convention Delegates, the Republican Presidential nominee, adopting a party platform, and enjoying a good time with other islanders! To participate attendees must sign a pledge that they will not participate in any other political party caucus this year. There is no cost to attend but participants are asked to bring an item for the food

bank. Research your Precinct Number ahead of time at “My Vote” on the Elections Page Lunch will be provided on San Juan, Orcas and Shaw. Donations for coffee/ snacks/lunch appreciated. The Feb. 20 precinct caucus location for San Juan, Waldron, and East Outer Islands Precincts will be at Friday Harbor Middle School Commons, 85 Blair Ave, Friday Harbor The contact person is Michelle Loftus 378-4738 Location for the Orcas precincts is Legion Hall, 793 Crescent Beach Dr, Eastsound and contact person is Cindy Carter 3762187 The Lopez, Blakely, and Decatur Precincts will be

held at Woodmen Hall, 4102 Fisherman Bay Rd, Lopez. Contact Darlene Demetrick 468-2043 The Shaw Precinct caucas will be held at a private residence at 109 Gratzer Rd, Shaw Island. The contact person is Levi Rawls at phone number 360-929-4164 The next county Republicans Convention will be March 12 on San Juan Island. The San Juan County Republican Party looks forward to helping you raise a voice for conservatism this February! To learn more or for more information visit www., or call the following number: (360)929-4164

A six-week grief support group for those healing the loss of a loved one began Monday, Feb. 1 and runs every other week through April 11 at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, 1117 Spring St., Friday Harbor. Meeting time is 2 to 3:15 p.m., and cost is free. The group will be facilitated by Andrea Zikakis, a PeaceHealth spiritual care chaplain, and Gary Waters, MSW, Ed.S., a behavioral health consultant at PeaceHealth Peace Island with public and private practice in educational psychology, clinical social work, family therapy and chemical dependency treatment. Together they will create

Reminder to place your vote Feb. 9 Submitted by The League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans reminds all San Juan County residents that there

will be a Feb. 9, mail-in election on propositions from School Districts on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands, and from the Orcas Island Park and Recreation

Burn awareness week, tips to staying safe Submitted by San Juan Island Fire and Rescue

Feb. 1 - 7 is Burn Awareness Week. San Juan Island Fire and Rescue suggests taking time with family and friends discuss how to prevent scalding and burns, which is especially important because every day routines such as cooking, ironing, bathing, washing clothes and curling hair can cause burn injuries. In fact, according to the American Burn Association most burns are started in the kitchen and bathroom.  Prevent burn injuries by making changes to some of your daily routines. The National Fire Protection Association offers some recommendations  to keep you and your family safe: Allow microwaved dishes to cool before removing from the microwave oven. Place hot liquids and food in the center of a table or toward the back of a counter. Test bath water before you or your child get into the tub. Never heat a baby bottle in the microwave oven. Heat baby bottles in warm water from the faucet. If you do receive a burn injury, you should cool the burn with cool water for three to five minutes and cover it with a clean, dry cloth. Seek medical attention if needed.

District. Be sure to make your voice heard by voting by Feb. 9. Ballots will be mailed beginning Jan. 18. The following propositions will be on the ballot: San Juan Island School District #149 Proposition No. 1 Capital Levy for School Facilities & Technology Orcas Island School District #137 Proposition No. 1 Replacement Educational Maintenance and Operations Levy Lopez Island School District #144 Proposition No. 1 Technology Capital Projects Levy Orcas Island Park & Recreation District

Proposition No. 1 Concerning Park & Recreation funding The League of Women Voters does not endorse candidates or political parties, but does encourage informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, influences public policy through education and advocacy and does take stands on issues after study and consensus. For further information about the Feb. 9 election, go to, or email or phone (360) 378-3357.

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for participants a safe place to grieve loss and process life. Because this is not a drop-in group, participants will be asked to attend each of the following meetings, if able: Feb. 1 – Meet one another and create a safe space for future sharing. Feb. 15 – Consider and discuss characteristics of grief. Feb. 29 – Consider the journey through grief.

March 14 – Offer assistance through self-created rituals and group conversations. March 28 – Companioning loneliness in bereavement. April 11 – Honoring grief; continuing life. For more info, or to express your interest in attending, call Zikakis at 360-788-6300 ext. 2456.

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

MONTHLY FIBER MEETUPS You Can Get Connected Too! Learn more about organizing at, or attend one of our monthly meetings. MONTHLY FIBER MEETUPS Monthly Group Organizer Meeting: Learn more about organizing your group at this session. Next Meeting: January 13, 2016 – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This meeting will be held on Orcas Island (meetings will rotate islands every month).

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County Economic Development Council workshops Brochure Design Workshop by EDC

The San Juan County Economic Development Council, in partnership with the San Juan Islands Visitors’ Bureau are offering two free workshops entitled Effective Design for Tourism Feb. 23 and 24 on San Juan Island and Orcas Island. The workshops will be presented by Jill Andrews of Certified Folder Display Service, Inc., who currently provides brochure distribution and display service for Washington State Ferries. Andrews has worked in tourism and hospitality sales for over 20 years, consulting tourismdriven businesses with a focus on reaching in-market visitors. The workshops focus on designing brochures for tourism marketing, revealing aspects of print marketing design which can be used by any business, and showcasing highlyeffective brochures. Workshop attendees are invited to bring their current brochures and print materials for an interactive review. The workshop is Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 2:30-4p.m. at the San Juan Island Public Library; Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 9:30-11:30a.m. at the Orcas Island Public Library.

Crowdfunding Workshop offered by the San Juan County EDC

Crowdfunding is an exciting way for entrepreneurs to ask for monetary pledges from individuals using online services like Kickstarter. Learn how to procure money for your business through crowdfunding during an informa-

tive workshop offered by the San Juan County Economic Development Council on Monday, February 8th from 9:30-11:30am at the San Juan Island Public Library. Crowdfunding has significantly expanded the way that small U.S. companies can raise growth funds, launch new products and find new customers. But the legal and disclosure requirements for seeking crowdfunding, the type of liability and the crowdfunding platforms can be difficult to navigate for small businesses. The presentation, led by EDC director and marketer Victoria Compton, will cover crowdfunding law, how much money companies can raise (and where they can raise it), and how to set up a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The workshop is Monday, Feb. 8 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the San Juan Island Public Library, at 1010 Guard Street, Friday Harbor. Materials and snacks are included, cost: $20 per person. The EDC, thanks the Washington State Department of Commerce, San Juan County government, the Town of Friday Harbor, the Ports of Friday Harbor, Lopez and Orcas, Island Market, Heritage Bank and Islanders Bank for their support. The San Juan County EDC strives to strengthen and diversify the economy of San Juan County. We believe a strong economy builds a strong community. The EDC works to build an environment that helps business owners create jobs. We serve business: linking organizations and resources, providing valuable information, rendering assistance and advocating for an improved island business environment.

EDC offers Financial Planning & Retirement workshop

Want to plan better for retirement or to know if what you are doing currently is sufficient? Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a free informative workshop and one-on-one session with a certified financial planner on Friday, Feb. 12, from 11a.m.-1p.m. Advance registration is required. The workshop course material will be presented by Tom Zebroski, Certified Financial Planner Professional, member of the Financial Planning Association, and an Accredited Asset Management Specialist with Columbia River Advisors in Bellevue, WA. Mr. Zebroski will cover general financial planning, how to get out of debt, how to manage credit, and how to save for retirement. Topics covered will include a consideration of how to mitigate impacts from San Juan County’s cyclical economy. Through this workshop, attendees will get a clearer picture of their current financial situations and future planning. Mr. Zebroski will also be available after the workshop for one-on-on sessions. Details: Friday, Feb. 12, from 11a.m.-1p.m. at the San Juan Island Senior Center at 589 Nash Street in Friday Harbor. Advance registration is required for all three workshops. Please call 360-378-2906 to reserve your space, or email:

Town hall meeting with county councilman Bob Jarman By Heather Spaulding Journal reporter

On Thursday, Jan. 28, San Juan County Councilman Bob Jarman discussed a number of community concerns, OPALCO’s broadband efforts, transient rentals, affordable housing, and brought up a few of his goals. “The year 2015 was a good year for the county. We’ve made some big changes, in fact over the last two or three years we’ve made changes, and we have a full plate ahead of us.” Jarman said, opening the town meeting at the Skagit Community College sponsored by the Friday Harbor Grange #225. While Jarman stated that customer service has improved, one of his goals is to continue enhancing that area. Recent changes in personnel, and department heads he said, helps. “Public Works’ new Director Brian Vincent is very polite,” Jarman said as an example “and the first word out of his mouth isn’t no.” Improvements to the county’s public records requests process were also brought up. Jarman highlighted some key changes including new computer software, and increased staff time. Jarman also discussed updates to the comprehensive plan, and the importance of following through on land use








designation changes promised to landowners by the county years ago. The county has been cracking down on transient rentals, making sure all bed and breakfasts and vacation rentals are properly permitted. “Part of it is a safety issue. People need to know where they lay there head at night is safe.” Jarman said. Affordable housing is an age old issue in San Juan County, “We could talk about housing for hours.” Jarman joked, and went on to say there are many areas to consider when addressing this issue. One answer might be in the comprehensive plan, changing land use regulation so affordable housing is more allowable. Another solution might be granting long-term guest house rentals, or perhaps a tax break for landowners who rent to long-term tenants. Jarman also brought up road and construction project goals and credited Councilman Rick Hughes with passing a bill that allows the county to use state road funds to maintain county docks. OPALCO became part of the discussion during the ques-

tion and answer period, focusing on broadband, increased rates, and financing. “I want to know if Rick Hughes was speaking for himself, or the entire council when he voiced support for OPALCO,” one member of the audience said, referencing Q and A with Rick Hughes article published in the Jan. 13 edition of the Journal. Rick was quoted as saying, in regards to the council’s 2016 goals and OPALCO’s efforts, “We want to support the fiber capability OPALCO is working on… there is no one else out there willing to provide this kind of infrastructure.” At that time the council had not officially set their goals, as specified by the editors note attached to that question, as well as by Rick Hughes during the interview, indicating his response was his own perception. “It was his own personal opinion.” Jaman answered. Jarman, who will be running for re-election this year, was the first speaker of the Civic Education Series held by the Grange.

A look at December unemployment rates for San Juan County

San Juan County had a 5.7 percent unemployment rate for December 2015. Ferry County had the highest count with 11.2 percent and Yakima had the second highest count that month at 10.2 percent. Whitman and King County scored the best rate for December with only 4.5 percent. The county’s rate has decreased from 6.1 percent found in December of 2014. In the last 15 years, the lowest rate for December was 3 percent in 1990. The highest rate for December was 8.1 percent in 2010.

State statistics

On an annual average basis, from 2008 to 2010, Washington state and the United States each lost an estimated 5 percent of their respective employment bases. San Juan County lost about 11 percent of total nonfarm jobs from 2008 to 2011. In short, employment losses were deeper and the downfall was longer than for either the nation or the state. The recovery has also been slow and tentative. After reaching an employment low, jobs began to rebound in 2012 and then suffered another short-term setback in 2013, primarily a loss of government jobs. Annual average employment in 2014 was 5,420, 1.7 percent higher than observed in 2013. This is still 9 percent below pre-recession levels and close to the levels of employment observed in 2003 and 2004.

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Continued from page 1 a prominent member who could be counted on. His journalism career spanned decades as he worked as a reporter, ad salesman, associate producer and columnist. At the Journal of the San Juans, his columns “Ferry Home Companion” and “Making a Difference” highlighted town events, put a spotlight on important fundraisers and the small things in life. In short, he kept a personable documentation of what makes a close-knit community tick. “He believed in the local

newspaper as a force for good, that its job wasn’t just to hold those in power accountable, but also to bring to light that which is good about humanity, and in doing so to inspire others to become involved and make change in their community,” said Richard Walker, editor of the Journal from 1999 to 2011. Howard was a leading board member of United Way, which he joined in the 90s. Elli Gull, who worked with United Way from 2012-2015, said he was active in the group and a strong supporter of United Way’s goals, specifically for projects dealing with early childhood education, prevention services for youth


Continued from page 1 just wired to help.” she said. “This summer, Steve was one of the first to call to offer his support after the EMS chief left. He sat on the EMS chief selection committee and was invaluable. During that interim period without a chief, it was a relief to know that he was willing to help and offer his insight in a friendly manner whenever it was needed,” said Cady Davies, San Juan Island EMS Executive Assistant. Marler was respected and admired for bringing San Juan County Fire and Friday Harbor fire departments together in a logical yet very politically charged merger. “It was one of the most important things he did,” said interim fire chief Brad Creesy. “There had been 50 years of dispute before he was able to quietly and efficiently get everyone to the table and set up the arrangement we have now. I will always appreciate the subtle and non-confrontational way he got the town and the fire district to work together. It was really nothing short of amazing. It’s a huge part of his legacy,” “He was a problem solver, a collaborator,” said Capt. Neil Monin. “He was a nemisis of anything of fire. Steve always carried an air of serenity to the fireground. His polite and unassuming presence, combined with logical and accurate application of fire science resulted in a very natural command of authority.” A well equipped, trained and efficient department without over taxing local homeowners was a priority to Marler as shown in a column he wrote for the Journal in 2014. “This year, some major changes are taking place, and you

Possible ancient bones found By Mandi Johnson

Sounder/Weekly reporter

Bones were discovered on the beach on Lopez Island on Wednesday, Jan. 20. According to San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs, it is unclear whether the bones belonged to a human or an animal. A deputy was dispatched to the beach in response to the discovery. The bones will be sent to the state anthropologist where they will be analyzed and determined as to whether they are of human origin and how old they are. Sheriff Krebs indicated that it is a possibility they are ancient Native American bones, which would require the sheriff ’s office to turn them to one of the local tribes for proper handling. The bones were located on a part of the beach not regularly accessible, even during low tide. Last week, however, the islands saw tides decrease more than a foot below the average low tide mark. This minus tide, as it is called, exposed a larger part of the beach which is typically below water.

and programs for older, disabled adults. United Way President William Morrissey said Howard was also essential for publicity and would assist in the organization’s “Annual Campaign,” and worked with Morrissey on a major donor committee years ago. “Howard was always passionate and very supportive of United Way. You could always count on his positive attitude which we always appreciated,” Morrissey said. “I considered Howard to be a good friend. We always appreciated his insights since he had such a long history on the island.” Howard was also very proud of being the first male

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A picture of Howard at his desk at the Journal.

member of Soroptimist International, according to member Nancy Hanson. He didn’t often make it to meetings due to his water aerobics class, but always attended the St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza, one of the Soroptimist’s largest fundraisers, and covered their events with a camera in hand. It’s hard to quantify the sort of work that Howard did for the community through his service. It wasn’t one or two projects that he did, or one specific group he worked with. For

need to know why they’re happening and to be assured your taxes will not be going up because of them.” he wrote. Under Marler’s reign the district was able to pay off existing bond debts early, refinance and buy the district six new fire trucks. “He left the organization in extremely good financial condition,” said Creesy. Marler’s sense of humor was a big piece of who he was and part of why he was so well loved by his crew. Fire Department Lt. Tad Lean was always fond of his chief ’s way of motivating his staff when they were working on the fire trucks. “We would be turning wrenches in the apparatus bay and Steve would wander through politely, giving his signature wave with a cocked head and a big smile…and of course some witty comment of sarcastic inspiration.” said Lean. “He always cracked jokes. He would always keep us laughing if things got very heavy. Everyone loved him.” added Emily Pruitt, 19. Pruitt was one of the young fire fighter trainees who looked up to Chief Marler. One time, while putting out a small driftwood fire at South Beach in the middle of the night Pruitt recalls Chief Marler catching her laughing. “He asked me if I was having fun and I said ‘Yes, sir’ and he just laughed.” said Pruitt. “He was like that, his sense of humor, I will miss that most.”

Howard, community service was his life’s work, and something that could be as easy as a warm smile on a cold day.

“When you think of what it means to be a great American, Howard was it,” said Plummer.

Pruitt is currently studying fire science at Skagit Valley College. “I grew up knowing him, he is one of the reasons I went into this as a career and now he won’t be there to see me graduate.” said Pruitt. This past year Marler’s two children Stephanie, along with her husband and two young children and his son Johnathan moved to Friday Harbor. Having his grandchildren close meant a lot to him. “He was absolutely devoted to his kids and grandkids.” said Creesy. “On Jan. 28 this county lost a member of our family. Steve was a kind, gentle, giant of a man with a huge heart and a great sense of humor. “ said Sheriff Ron Krebs. “His loss will be felt by all of us for years to come. You are gone but never forgotten Steve. Thank you for your service. ” said Sheriff Ron Krebs.


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Letters to the Editor Internet is as vital as electricity It is time for Orcas Power and Light Cooperative’s Rock Island division to set up a 24-hour outage number and repair service for the Internet just as OPALCO does for electrical service. The Internet is no longer a luxury service. Rather, it

Almanac TEMPERATURES, RAINFALL LOPEZ High Low Precip Jan. 25 48 37 — Jan. 26 51 46 .10 Jan. 27 55 49 — Jan. 28 53 40 .25 Jan. 29 53 39 .20 Jan. 30 43 35 .10 Jan. 31 43 37 .20 Precipitation in January: 2.03” Precipitation in 2016: 2.03” Reported by Jack Giard Bakerview Rd. ORCAS Jan. 25 Jan. 26 Jan. 27 Jan. 28 Jan. 29 Jan. 30 Jan. 31

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has become essential infrastructure just as electricity is (indeed, one can counter an electric outage by running a generator, but there is no way around an Internet outage). Most businesses are at a serious disadvantage, or even unable to function, if the Internet is down. Residents cannot make or cancel ferry reservations. Tourists cannot reach lodging establishments. School programs, especially the STEM programs into which our school is pouring so much money, are seriously disrupted. Those who bank online cannot pay bills (perhaps incurring as a result additional interest or fees) or access their accounts. Retirees who use the Internet for stock and bond trading may lose considerable amounts of money if they cannot respond timely to market changes. And the impacts of an outage go far beyond these few examples. At present, if the Internet goes down in the evening, users cannot even make OPALCO/Rock Island aware of the outage until 9 a.m. the next morning. More than 12 hours will have passed during which the problem could have been worked on, diagnosed, and perhaps repaired in time for the next business day. If the Internet goes out on on a Friday evening, the entire weekend may pass

without users even being able to report the outage and have OPALCO/Rock Island technicians start to diagnose the problem and restore the service. Customers are simply left in limbo. This is unacceptable. OPALCO/Rock Island must promptly set up the same level of outage notification, service response, and customer information for Internet service as they have for electrical service. They must recognize that both are essential services in these modern times and give them both the highest level of 24-hour care and service. CHRISTOPHER HODGKIN Friday Harbor

Support the levy

I’m writing in support of the San Juan Island School District Capital and Technology Levy, despite the fact that my wife and I have no children attending here. You have already been provided with the charts and graphs and various mathematical analyses, so I will spare you that. My support lies in my firm conviction that the measure of a community may be taken by the support it provides to its next generation. In my law practice, I read carloads of material ranging

PUBLIC MEETINGS n Marine Resources Committee Business Meeting, Feb. 3 at 8:30 a.m., Legislative Hearing Room, 55 Second Street. n San Juan County Council Special Meeting, Feb. 5 at 9 a.m., Legislative Hearing Room, 55 Second Street. The council is holding a special meeting about the draft Shoreline Master Program Ordinance. 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. n San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees Meeting, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m., San Juan Island Library.

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from court decisions to the journals published by the various components of our society: economic, social, educational, historic, and the like, as well as material from other cultures. What troubles me in reading comparative surveys of international student performance, is that American students face the specter of the risk of being surpassed in the areas of learning that will dictate success in the economies of the future: science, technology, engineering, and math, the core concerns of this levy. That our state’s Supreme Court ever had to consider the case of McCleary versus The State of Washington, and go on to find, what so many educators had known, that our children were being denied the fundamental constitutional right of basic education, does not speak well of our society. The remedial portion of the decision drags on, almost if scripted by Charles Dicken’s story about eternal litigation, “Bleak House.” I am proud that our community has supported our schools in the face of political wrangling, and the jibes of folks of a different mindset. I have to admit, it is tempting for a person of my

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vintage to see educational needs through the eyes of someone who labored on Underwood typewriters, used a slide rule, and saw slide projections on sheets hung from windows, in a 49-student classroom. Like all things historic, that has passed, and I see a future demanding that our children be among the best prepared for that future, and that means that we must be among the best providers of that preparation. That is what community is about, for my saying that I saved a few bucks by downplaying my role in my community’s children’s education may preserve my wealth numerically, but not morally. ANTHONY VIVENZIO San Juan Island

Vote yes on levy

I had the privilege of serving on the San Juan Island School District Citizens Committee to study the potential capital needs at the elementary, middle and high schools here in Friday Harbor. I entered the process with the intention of protecting the island taxpayers from expenditures that were not necessary or that could be legitimately delayed. As it turns out there were many significant prob-

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lems we selected for funding even though some had to be deferred in an effort to recommend only those repairs and improvements I would find imperative if my children were attending that facility. I believe all committee members felt a similar need. I urge you to vote yes for this capital and technology levy. The projects and equipment are, in my opinion, “needs” and not just “wants.” DUNCAN WILSON Friday Harbor

Vote for Bernie

Bernie Sanders is asking for your vote. His goal is to bring us together to rebuild the middle class. The important part of our democracy is an educated electorate. Bernie wants to extend education as a right to all state colleges. This is a first step to creating educated voters and the workforce of the future. Please learn more about Bernie at, come to the caucus on March 26 and vote for Bernie. Begin making America a better place to live for all Americans and rebuild the middle class. WALT COOTER Friday Harbor

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Vote yes on the Goodbye Chief Steve Marler: a fine school’s levy administrator and person

By Courtney Oldwyn Journal reporter

It’s Thursday afternoon at Friday Harbor High School and there are about 25 elementary school students building remote operated vehicle’s and mobile robots that buzz around picking up nerf balls. Technology Support Technician Nicholas Groseclose wheels out a brand new, giant touch screen computer and is instantly surrounded by ten year olds waiting to “draw” on the screen. They seem to innately know how to change the colors, erase, clear the screen and start over. They show me how to work my new digital camera. In another room students are creating working computer and phone apps. Next semester they will build three electric cars as part of a credited class. We’ve all heard the saying “children are our future” and technology seems to be their future. That’s why voters should pass the Capital Improvements and Technology Levy on Feb. 9. The levy will help provide these kids with the cutting edge technological education they’re going to need to compete in a changing workforce. Further technology training for district teachers and the addition of a new STEM classroom at Friday Harbor Elementary are just two of the numerous projects it will help fund. Unfortunately the gap between what funding the state and federal governments provide and what is really needed to enable our school district to provide a high level education and to frankly, keep it functioning, is huge. This is where we, the tax payers, step in. The levy passed in 2012 expires this year, and much like a magazine subscription, needs to be renewed, this time as the Capital Projects and Technology Levy. The previous levy cost home owners a yearly tax of approximately $170 per $500,000 of assessed home value. This re-authorization will up that tax to about $230 per year for a home of the same value. Islanders who rent their homes are not taxed. In the fall of 2015 San Juan Island school district created a ten member Capital Facilities Levy Committee which included professionals, retirees, parents of school aged children, “as well as several community members who had no direct involvement with our school district on a daily basis,” according to Joel Arnold, committee member in an open letter to the school district. The committee poured over each project which could potentially receive levy funding. The group then toured each facility and personally inspected the areas associated with each proposal. They prioritized the final list of projects by classifying each as “either mandatory to resolve a potential health and safety issue, required as failure to plan for the expenditure in this cycle would result in the risk of a much larger expenditure downstream, or as educationally significant because the expenditure would directly enhance the district’s ability to provide a quality and relevant education to our children.” The committee members did a thorough job of recognizing which projects directly affect our students while striving to maintain transparency. The full, finalized list of proposed projects, including monetary amounts can be found at Other projects include such basic upkeep as replacing the rotting exterior trim on the middle and high schools, updates to Turnbull Gym’s locker rooms which haven’t been touched since the gym was built over 35 years ago. Not only is Turnbull gym a community owned asset and should be cared for as such but it is often “the face” of SJI school district schools as it’s where most athletic events are held. Not to mention it’s use in community activities like Island Rec’s evening sports programs. Our kids have the potential access to a cutting edge technological education. Uber,the world’s first car-service app is currently recruiting college students in a race to build the computer program that will allow for the first driverless car. What if it’s one of our kids who creates it? “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” said Nelson Mandela. Of the many programs island tax dollars fund, shouldn’t our children and their future’s make the cut? Please join us in voting Yes on the Capital Projects and Technology Levy on Feb. 9.

By Richard Walker

Former Journal editor from 1991 - 2011

San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs described San Juan Island Fire Chief Steve Marler, who died on Jan. 28, as “a kind, gentle, giant of a man with a huge heart and a great sense of humor.” A testament to that statement, as well as his abilities as an administrator, will long stand: The merger of the Friday Harbor and San Juan Island fire departments. Few issues on the island have garnered the resistance that the merger of the departments did. Both departments enjoyed political support and esprit de corps, as they should. But merging made sense — for efficiency, for consistency in equipment and training, and for firefighter recruiting — and Marler, who became chief in 2007, moving here from Sonoma, Calif. knew that.  It was a complicated issue:  Friday  Harbor’s fire department was supported by sales tax revenue; San Juan Island’s fire department is supported by a property tax levy. With his knowledge and experience, he guided the development of an agreement by which the Town of Friday Harbor contracts with San Juan Island Fire Department — legally, it’s San Juan County Fire Protection District 3 — for fire safety

services. The town pays for those contracted services using funds it has always used — sales tax revenue. It’s a testament to Marler’s easygoing manner, diplomacy and professionalism that the town council and the fire district board were able to come to agreement on the contract. At the time, the town fire department was caught in a perfect storm of resignations and lack of firefighters. We don’t exaggerate when we say Marler’s leadership saved fire protection service in Friday Harbor.      During his tenure as fire chief, he looked for innovative ways to improve firefighter training, improve fire protection, and expand participation in the Firewise program (39 neighborhoods on San Juan Island have been certified as Firewise) — all of this led to safer neighborhoods and lower property insurance rates. He nurtured a collaborative relationship between his department and other public safety agencies on San Juan.  At Cape San Juan, where he lived and served on the Cape San Juan Homeowners Association board of directors, he is being remembered as “a special guy” and “one of a kind.” Indeed he was.  Chief Marler will be missed by many. The island was changed in a positive way during his time with us.

Guest column

Democratic caucuses open in March, turn out to make your voice heard By David Dehlendorf

San Juan County Democrats, chair

Democrats registered to vote in San Juan County are encouraged to begin the process of nominating Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, or Martin O’Malley to be our next president by attending one of the Democratic Presidential Primary Precinct Caucuses at 10 a.m. on Sat. March 26 on San Juan Island (Friday Harbor High School), Orcas Island (Orcas Island Public School in Eastsound), Lopez Island (Lopez Island Public School), and Waldron Island (Waldron School). These caucuses are the start of the process to select delegates from Washington State to the Democratic National Convention on July 25-28 in Philadelphia where the official Democratic presidential and vice presidential candidates will be selected. The primary purpose of the March 26 precinct caucuses is the election of up to approximately 105 delegates to the San Juan County Convention. At the precinct caucuses, each of the county’s 19 precincts will elect up to between once and 10 delegates. Exact numbers will be announced soon. Any registered voter in San Juan County willing to declare that he/she is a Democrat is eligible to vote at the precinct caucuses. You can also vote if you are 17 but will become 18 at any time prior to the presidential election on

Remembering Steven Marler – fire chief and sheep dog

There is an old concept about three basic human attributes. This metaphor was highlighted in a recent movie. It says the world has three types of people: sheep, wolves and sheep dogs -the protectors. Steve was a protector; a sheep dog. Steve dedicated his life to the missions of both the fire service and EMS. Steve saw things that the public he served, “the sheep”; pay and pray they never have to see. As a sheep dog, Steve did amazing things in an amazing career, both before and during his tenure as fire chief of San Juan Island.

Nov. 8. Delegates elected at the precinct caucuses to the San Juan County Convention on May 1 in Friday Harbor will in turn elect a soon-to-be announced number of delegates to the 2nd Congressional District Caucus on May 21 at a location to be announced. At the 2nd Congressional District Caucus, 7 delegates will be elected to the Democratic National Convention on July 25-28 out of a total Washington State delegation of 119, as well as a to-be-determined number of delegates to the State Convention on June 18-19 in Tacoma. Those San Juan County registered voters wanting to qualify for election as a delegate to the State Convention or the National Convention must attend and be elected at all three of these caucuses and convention. The state of Washington conducts a presidential primary election on May 24 in which all parties are required to participate. However, the Washington State Democratic Party will not officially use the results of this primary to elect its delegates to the National Convention, instead relying exclusively on the results of the caucus and convention process described above. We look forward to your participation in the March 26 presidential primary precinct caucuses to nominate our next president. Call 378-1082 with any questions.

Chad Kimple and I visited Steve a few weeks ago. We shared California stories and Florida stories. Stories of the “old days. Stories of how to, “do the right thing.” Stories of circumnavigating the ignorance, short sidedness or outright self-serving whims, of both wolves and sheep. We also shared the toll it takes, giving your all in a life and death business. We shared stories and laughed. When we left his room we knew we were in the presence of greatness. Steve Marler was a great leader and true protector. The world is a better place for his presence in it, and a little smaller now that he is gone; but never forgotten. PATRICK SHEPLER Firefighter/paramedic/friend

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Conservation groups urge more protections for orcas Submitted by the Center for Biological

The National Marine Fisheries Service today announced a five-year review of endangered Southern resident killer whales, which are down to just 84 Orcas, to assess whether they are properly protected under the Endangered Species Act. The Fisheries Service last year announced  plans to expand existing critical habitat diversity protections from the killer whales’ summer habitat in Puget Sound to include 9,000 square miles of their winter foraging habitat along the West Coast sometime in 2017, but conservation groups have urged officials to speed up that timeline. “These iconic orcas need more federal protection, not less. This status review will show these orcas are still endangered and that we need to quickly address threats from pollution, noise and lack of prey,” said Miyoko Sakashita, oceans program director at the Center for Biological Diversity, which has been working to save these orcas since petitioning for their Endangered Species Act protections in 2005.

The Fisheries Service will accept public comments for the next 90 days and is soliciting new science since the last five-year review was completed in 2011. Southern residents are threatened by habitat loss, declines in chinook salmon runs and other food sources, ocean noise and environmental toxins, which accumulate in orcas over their long lifespans. Recent studies have shown that maritime noise is affecting their ability to find food and mates, and that persistent organic pollutants in these orcas are harming their reproductive and endocrine systems. “These killer whales are at a crossroads,” Sakashita said. “We need to act now to address the immediate threats to their survival while we continue to develop long-term remedies in the coming years.” The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 990,000 members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

Remembering a mountaineer By Courtney Oldwyn Special to the Journal

Wolf Bauer, acclaimed outdoorsman, passed away Jan. 23, just four weeks shy of his 104th birthday. Born in 1912 in Bavaria, Germany, the avid skier, mountaineer and conservationist began skiing as a schoolboy in the Bavarian Alps. When his family immigrated to Seattle in 1925 he joined the

Mountaineers and began skiing competitively. He was part of a team win of the club’s first ever Patrol Race in 1936 with a record time that has still never been beaten. In 1936 he began a career in engineering with the Roche Harbor Lime and Cement Co. After pioneering the sport of kayaking he eventually changed careers, into what he called “geo-

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hydraulics”: the study of water and its affect on the coast line. Bauer is credited with inventing what is now the modern, fiberglass kayak. He worked, skied, climbed and kayaked throughout the Northwest, becoming an avid conservationist and creating the Washington Environmental Council. In 1969 he wrote the “Natural Shorelines Act” which later became part of the Shorelines Management Act of 1971. Eventually this led him to another new career as the Northwest’s leading shore resource consultant. His achievements in mountaineering included numerous first ascents, notably the Ptarmigan Ridge on the north face of Mount Rainier. He developed and taught the first mountaineers climbing course and led groups on many other first

ascents. In 1948 he founded the Mountain Rescue and Safety Council. Bauer was honored by the Washington State House of Representatives for his life long achievements, commitments and dedication to outdoor education and safety, as well as his steadfast commitment to the preservation of Washington rivers and shorelines in 2010. Thanks to Bauer’s achievements in mountaineering, future climbers were able to achieve greatness. “When I stood on the summit of Mount Everest, I was standing on the shoulders of men like Wolf Bauer.” said Jim Whittaker, the first American to climb Mount Everest in a quote from a Northwest Mountaineering Journal story about Bauer’s life by Lowell Skoog. “He was…an example of a wonderful life lived in the outdoors.”

Above: Acclaimed outdoorsman Wolf Bauer.

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The Journal’s media survey results The Journal reached out to readers last month, posting an online survey inquiring about their news and social media preferences. Results from the 30 respondents provided surprising

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information about the community. Many who answered were baby boomers, 64 percent older than 61. The 41-60 age bracket made up 27 percent, while 31-40 year old’s accounted for 13 percent. No one 30 or younger participated. Whether or not it reflects generational attitudes is difficult to say, but when it came to social media platforms, 53 percent had no preference. Facebook was the favorite of 33 percent, twitter 10 percent and Instagram three percent. Most participants turn to the Internet, with 70 percent stating the web is their preferred news source. 13 percent watch the news on television, 10 percent read newspapers or magazines to catch up on the news, and 7 percent listen to the radio for their primary source of information. Not everyone answered the question regarding what time of day they tend to get news, but of the 28 that did, 82 percent tune in from between 7 a.m. and 12 p.m., while only 14 percent wait til late afternoon and into the evening, 4-10 p.m.. One lone night owl got their news between the hours of 12-2 a.m.. Contrary to media-outlet opinion, responders say they are not enticed by eye candy. 73 percent said that slide shows or photos did not make them any more likely to read a story, while 27 percent said photos and slide shows did make them more inclined to read a story.

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Rick Gerring Richard “Rick” Gerring passed suddenly on Jan. 18 at age 60. He is survived by his parents, Ray & June Gerring, Brother Dale (Linda), niece & nephew Laurie Turner (Garrett) & Steven Gerring, his cherished friend Liz Martini, Shirley Pierce and many other loving friends and relatives.

A long-time resident of Lopez Island,Rick owned and operated Lopez Island Electric Company for more that 20 years AKA,“Rico” was renowned for his guitar riffs, playing in bands and jamming with musicians from Lopez Island to Seattle. In recent years he had become a skilled ukulele builder under the name “Rockin’ R.” Uniquely popular in his home community, he

Cathy Cavanagh “Cathaleen T. “Cathy” Cavanagh, 66, died of cancer in her San Juan Island, WA home on January 30th. Cathy was born in Lamar, Colorado on September 27, 1949. She was the eldest daughter of seven. Cathy earned a Bachelor of Arts with an Accounting major from Mount St. Scholastica in 1971. She was a pioneer for women in this field and the only woman in her Accounting classes. Cathy started an accounting practice in 1976 in Concordia, Kansas, where she lived for the next 10 years while raising her first two children Lawrence “Richard” Uri III and Christine “Christi” Uri.

thrived on his relationship with his many close friends, creating music,riding his motorcycle, catching fish and as the life of any party. Imbued with a deep personal spirituality along with an extra-ordinary happy spirit and impeccable integrity, he is profoundly missed by all who knew him. Guests are encouraged to wear colorful attire,Hawaiian shirts, tiedyed in Ricks memory.

In 1986, Cathy made the courageous decision to move across the country to San Juan Island. Cathy’s dream was to “live somewhere she would want to vacation,” and she chose Friday Harbor. She walked off the ferry at the age of 37 with no house, no job, and no friends nearby. She frequently described her decision to move to the island as the best decision of her life. Cathy quickly found a job working as an accountant at Allan Hyco’s office. She later cofounded the real estate office of Cavanagh, Miller & Wood, which became Windermere. She then left real estate and opened her own accounting/CPA practice, providing accounting services to individuals and small to medium busi-

No flowers please. Rick would be very pleased with a donation to Bernie Sanders for President at or a charity of your choice. Celebration of Rick’s life will be on Saturday, February 6th, 1-3PM at Shoreline Elks Lodge, 14625 15th Ave. NE Shoreline Wa. AND Saturday Feb. 20th at 6:00PM at THE GALLEY on Lopez Island.

nesses for the rest of her life. After moving to the island, Cathy married her second husband Stevens J. Townsdin (deceased) and had her youngest child Jens Townsdin. Cathy loved her work, but her true passion was community service. It is difficult to name a local organization that Cathy has not touched in some way. In addition to many volunteer activities, she helped found the San Juan County Economic Development Council, served on the San Juan County Chamber of Commerce, and was a longtime member of the Board of the Community Foundation of San Juan Island. In recent years, she was particularly passionate about the Community Foundation’s scholarship pro-

grams and its work to open Peace Island Medical. She was instrumental in the building of the new medical facility. Cathy is survived by her three children Richard, Christi and Jens. She is further survived by her daughter-in-law Ferah Uri, four siblings, nieces, nephews and numerous friends. A Celebration of Cathy’s life will be held Sunday, February 7th at 3:30 PM at The Brickworks. Her family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Community Foundation of San Juan Island ( or the American Cancer Society (www. Questions about the services and remembrances can be emailed to

Free Estate Planning Workshop, Feb. 11

Ruthe Ramirez

We are sad to announce the passing of our beloved mother Ruthe Ramirez.[March 19, 1930 - January 30 2016] She died early Sunday morning at Peace Health Hospital. She will be truly missed by her family, many friends , and the parishioners at St. Francis Catholic church. We are planning a celebration of life for her later this month.


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Local attorney Cyrus Field is presenting a free ‘Estate Planning Workshop’ on Thursday, February 11 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the San Juan Library for people who want to learn more about creating or updating a will. More than 50 percent people in the United States die without a will, leaving their wishes for how to allocate their estates in the hands of others. Often, it’s the government that determines how to allocate money, property, and other assets through probate. This can leave the things people care about most—family, friends, charities, and programs— without the safeguards and appreciation that were intended. Over $100 billion in estates goes through probate each year. Having a will is about being able to make deliberate choices that help prioritize both needs and values. Workshop participants will learn how to make and update a will, follow federal estate laws, designate beneficiaries, and understand the tax advantages of designating charities in estate plans. This event, sponsored by Friends of the San Juans, is free and open to the public. For info, call 378-2319.

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Calendar Wednesday February 3 German speaking group, Griffin Bay Bookstore, 4:30 - 6 p.m., free. Participants range from beginners to individu­ als whose native language is German. The group is open to the public and welcomes speakers of all proficiency levels. The group meets weekly. Exploring Basic Book Structures with Brenna Jael, San Juan Island Library 10 - 2 p.m., free. In this 4 hour class you will create a variety of small, simple book struc­ tures and learn about paper types, paper grain, closures, using recycled materials and more. All tools and materi­ als provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring old books, maps, papers, but­ tons and other items that inspire them. 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 tick­ ets available. This event also occurs Feb. 10.

Thursday, February 4 Island Rec Basketball, Adult Drop-in 8-10 pm, Hall Gym. Join fellow islanders for adult drop-in basketball games. Smiles, laughter and friendly competition are in abundance. $3 punch tickets available. Also on Feb. 9. Island Rec Indoor Soccer, 6:30-8:30pm, Fair Bldg. Dropin program for soccer enthu­ siasts and beginners alike, ages 16+. $5 drop in fee. This

event is also on Feb. 11.

Friday, February 5 IMA Exhibits, San Juan Islands Art Museum 11 a.m. $10 for ages 19 and above. Free for ages 18 and younger. Fridays 3-7 are free. Members are always free. “Ai Weiwei: Fault Line” is a rare oppor­ tunity to see work by one of the world’s top artists. Dana Lynn Louis installation “As Above So Below,” references social and political concerns. “Sleep of Reason: Selected Prints by Francisco Goya,” presents images Goya, famous for unwavering com­ mentary of war and corrup­ tion of the human condition. All three exhibitions run from January 23-April 11, 2016. Get Familiar with your iPhone, San Juan Island Library 1 p.m. Free and open to the public. Get basic instruction in using an Apple iPhone. Learn how to use built-in apps like the camera and Siri and how to connect to WiFi, find websites, and download apps. Bring your iPhone and your Apple ID password.

Saturday February 6 Creative Writing Workshop with Judith Azrael, San Juan Island Library 1-4 p.m., free. A four-week Creative Writing Workshop with local author and writing instructor Judith Azrael. Present your writing to a warm supportive group, to get help with edit­ ing, talk about publishing and share in the joys and difficulties of writing. Please register at the library, limited space available. Bingo by the Soroptimists, at Mullis Center 2-4:30 p.m. $5.00 minimum, family event.A weekly Bingo session

Sudoku Fill in the blank cells using numbers 1 to 9. Each number can appear only once in each row, column, and 3x3 block. Use logic and process of elimination to solve the puzzle. Our puzzles are medium difficulty. Puzzle answers are on page 16

for four winter weeks with a break for refreshments. Island Rec Scooter and Trike Night, fair building 5:30 p.m. Join the gang for a night of scooter and trike fun. Bicycles with training wheels or ‘push’ bikes permitted. New heated parent corner! $2 drop-in, $5 for family. This event also occurs Feb. 13. African Animals and People with Gavin Paul, San Juan Island Library 7 p.m. Free. San Juan Islander Gavin Paul has spent a great deal of time in Africa, and will be talking about African animal names and their meanings. His presentation will also include information on the knowledge systems, myths

The Journal of the San Juan Islands | and beliefs of Southern African Tribes and ethnic groups. Island Rec Open Skate Night fairground building. 7 p.m. Drop in for an evening of music, friends and free­ wheeling fun and exercise. You bring the wheels and we’ll bring the tunes. $3 per skater or $ 8 per family.

Sunday, February 7 Island Rec Teen Open Gym, Turnbull Gym, 7-9 p.m., free. Teen open gym for those wanting to get out of the house and hit the hoops, among other gym play.

Monday February 8 Listen Up! Stories for

Grownups, San Juan Island Library, 1:15 p.m., free. The San Juan Island Library staff reads to adults each Monday after the senior lunch. We all share our reactions to what we read, and may discuss other books we’ve read that pertain to the librarians selection. Contra Dance, San Juan Island Grange, 7:30 p.m.,Free/ by donation. All dances taught. Singles or couples, you’ll dance with everybody to live old time music. New band members welcome.

Tuesday February 9 Tech Tuesdays - Free help with technology issues, San Juan Island Library. 10

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Ken & Anne SWMP; Haskins Building 1/22/16 1/22/16 Exempt 2/24/16 8570 Cattle Point Wetland permit Rd, Friday Harbor, delineation WA 98250 LAND USE DECISIONS:Hearing Examiner Decisions:; Planning Commission decisions: County Council decisions: and BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED: Permits issued by the Department of Community Development are searchable at 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 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 d i t th h i

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LEGAL NO. SJ1521278 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder, FEBRUARY 03, 2016

MISCELLANEOUS LEGAL NOTICES DOCUMENT TITLE: AMENDED NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE GRANTOR(S): Philip A. Serka, Trustee GRANTEE(S): MARGARITA M.W. MILLER, IN HER INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND MARGARITA M.W. MILLER, TRUSTEE OF THE MARGARITA M.W. MILLER FAMILY TRUST DATED APRIL 25, 1994 ABBRV LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 2, SHORT PLAT FOR CHITA MILLER ASSESSOR’S 12-DIGIT PARCEL NUMBER: 461411-003000-0000 REFERENCE NUMBERS: Auditor’s File No. 2013-0628011; Auditor’s File No. 2015-1022016 AMENDED NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee will on the 12th day of February, 2016, at the hour of 9:30 a.m. on the First Floor of the San Juan County Courthouse, 350 Court Street, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of San Juan, State of Washington, to-wit: LOT 2, CHITA MILLER SHORT PLAT ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN VOLUME 6 OF SHORT PLATS, PAGES 36 & 36A, RECORDS OF SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. SITUATE IN SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON, TOGETHER WITH THE SOUTH 3.5 FEET OF LOT 1 OF SAID SHORT PLAT. which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust which was recorded on June 28, 2014, records of San Juan County, Washington under San Juan County Auditor’s File No. 2013-0628011, from MARGARITA M.W. MILLER, TRUSTEE OF THE MARGARITA M.W. MILLER FAMILY TRUST DATED APRIL 25, 1994, as Grantor, to CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of LARRY SOLL AND NANCY MARON, TRUSTEES OF THE LARRY SOLL AND NANCY MARON TRUST, as Beneficiaries.

This AMENDED NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE changes the date of sale originally scheduled for January 15, 2016 in said Notice of Trustee’s Sale recorded under San Juan County Auditor’s File No. 2015-1022016. 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. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: Amounts due under the note: Principal at the beginning of note (July 3, 2013) $1,160,553.14 Past Due Property Taxes paid by us on 7/3/2013 $ 44,885.41 Interest on Note 7/3/2013 - 7/28/ 2015 $ 139,158.07 2014 + ½ 2015 Property Taxes Paid 7/28/2015 $ 22,311.41 Interest on Note 7/28/2015 - 10/1/ 2015 $13,388.21 Total Due as of 10/1/2015 $1,380,296.24 (Judgments, liens, etc.) IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal of $1,160,553.14, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured from the 27th day of JUNE, 2013, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Promissory Note or other instrument secured, and 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. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on the 12th day of February, 2016. The default(s) referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by the 12th day of February, 2016 (the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontin-

ued and terminated if at any time on or before the 12th day of February, 2016, (the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after the 12th day of February, 2016 (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 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 Beneficiaries or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address: MARGARITA M.W. MILLER, IN HER INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY 939 Afterglow Drive Friday Harbor, WA 98250 MARGARITA M.W. MILLER, TRUSTEE OF THE MARGARITA M.W. MILLER FAMILY TRUST DATED APRIL 25, 1994, 939 Afterglow Drive Friday Harbor, WA 98250 by both first class and certified mail on the 30TH DAY OF July, 2015, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served on the August 21, 2015, 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. 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 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. (1) Guarantor may be liable for a deficiency judgment to the extent the sale price obtained at the trustee’s sale is less than the debt secured by the deed of trust; (2) the guarantor has the same rights to reinstate the debt, cure the default, or repay the debt as is given to the grantor in order to avoid the trustee’s sale; (3) the guarantor will have no right to redeem the property after the trustee’s sale; (4) subject to such longer periods as are provided in the Washington Deed of Trust Act, Chapter 61.24 RCW, any action brought to enforce a guaranty must be commenced within one year after the trustee’s sale or the last trustee’s sale under any deed of trust granted to secure the deed; and (5) in any action for a deficiency, the guarantor will have the right to establish the fair value of the property as of the date of the trustee’s sale, less prior liens and encumbrances, and to limit its liability for a deficiency to the difference between the debt and the greater of such fair value or the sales price paid at the trustee’s sale, plus interest and costs. The failure of the beneficiary to provide any guarantor the notice referenced to in this section does not invalidate either the notices given to the borrower, or the grantor, or the trustee’s sale. XI. 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. DATED this 5 day of November, 2015. By:/s/Philip A. Serka Philip A. Serka, Trustee Adelstein, Sharpe & Serka LLP P.O. Box 5158/400 N. Commercial Bellingham, WA 98227-5158 Phone Number: (360) 671-6565 Email: LEGAL NO. J676588 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands January 13, February 3, 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

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MISCELLANEOUS LEGAL NOTICES 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, re-

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

corded 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. SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF SAN JUAN Non-Probate Estate of: WILMA J. HUBBARD, Deceased. No. 16-4-05010-5 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 11.42.070 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: February 3, 2016 The notice agent declares under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Washington that the foregoing is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. Signed this 26th day of January, 2016 at Friday Harbor, Washington. /s/Clare Kelm Clare Kelm

Notice Agent The notice agent declares under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Washington that the foregoing is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. Signed this 26th day of January, 2016 at Friday Harbor, Washington. /s/Ed Kelm Ed Kelm Notice Agent Notice Agent: Clare Kelm & Ed Kelm Attorney for Notice Agent: Mary L. Stone Address for Mailing or Service: P.O. Box 623 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 Court of Notice Agent’s declaration & oath and cause number: San Juan Co. Superior Court Superior Court Cause No. 16-4-05010-5 LEGAL NO. J680325 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. February 3, 10, 17, 2016. The commissioners of San Juan County Fire District #3 hold their regular meeting at 3 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at 1011 Mullis St., Friday Harbor, WA 98250. LEGAL NO. J680841 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands February 3, 10, 2016.

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Meet your firefighter of the month Submitted by San Juan Island Fire and Rescue

Ian Paterson has lived on the Island for 15 years. Ian was born in  Long Beach, Calif., then lived in Big Bear, Calif. before joining his family on  San Juan Island in  1997. He was 14 years old when he moved here and attended all of his high school years at Friday Harbor High School. When he was a senior in high school, he volunteered for the Town of  Friday  Harbor  Fire Department  and at  age 18 he was excited to join a hose team on a car fire. He has really great memories of being a kid working as a firefighter and making some really good friends in the process. After high school, he attended Western Washington University for a year. When he got home  from attending college, Ian decided to re join the fire department, only this time he joined the District Fire Department. So, when the two departments merged,  he  got to help train those firefighters who made the switch from town to district. Ian is a Firefighter 2, Instructor I,  Wildland Firefighter 2  and Fireboat Crew Member. He also has a regional certification for safety officer. He has attended the National  Fire  Academy

in Emmitsburg, Md. several times, and closer to home, he has been to North Bend FireTraining Academy (hands-on training for firefighters in Washington and surrounding area) close to a dozen times helping with the training of new recruits.  Ian has also taken several classes on vehicle extraction and stabilization.  His next goals  are to get an airport  firefighting certification and play more of a command role in general. In 2011 Ian was named Rookie Firefighter of the Year, and  two years later  in 2013 he was the Firefighter of the Year. He has been named firefighter of the month numerous times. Ian has been vice president and is now president of the  Fire  Fighters Association.  He has been a Firewise specialist for four years, worked with Firewise for a while, and director of it for 10 months. Firewise is the extension of the fire department that helps insure the environmental safety of individual communities. Ian has been involved with Fire Prevention Week at the Elementary school, helps with  the Easter Egg Hunt, and the volunteers at the San Juan County Fair. He has a great sense of community service and feels he should give time as a community member.

Friday Harbor Wolverines update wins confirm that they will host a playoff series at the high school on Wednesday or Thursday of next week.

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Wolverines wrestling team had seven matches against La Conner last week, heading back to the ferry with a 54-18 win. The team has a subregional competition coming up against Concrete Saturday, Feb. 6.

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Girls basketball

The team won both of their games last week, an away game against Orcas Island at 48-42 and home game against Mount Vernon Christian 42-30. “There were some great individual efforts such as Madi Kincaid and Lili Wood’s defense, but the entire team should receive credit for the great work they did,” said coach Fred Woods.” The team has just two games left before the district tournament. Two wins next week would mean a tie for season title with La Conner.

(His brother, Cameron, and his grandfather, Bill, were also firefighters)  Ian uses much of his free time to  benefit our community.  In his other life, he works at Herb’s Tavern and The Rumor Mill. Ian  wishes more people would join the San Juan Island Fire department. He has a great time being a fire fighter and enjoys everything that goes with it. San Juan Island Fire and Rescue welcomes all interested men and women ages 16 years and above to drop by the Mullis Street Station and make an appointment to learn what we are all about. Look at or Facebook page San Juan Island Fire and Rescue, or call 378-5334. 

Staff photo/Anna V. Smith

The boys team got a win against Mt. Vernon Christian.

Pigs on the Wing, a Pink Floyd tribute band, wanted to come up with a name capturing the group’s psychedelically intense experience that they bring to small, intimate locations. “We almost called ourselves “The Crazy Diamonds”, but thought Neil Diamond and it didn’t work,” said Jason Baker, guitar and vocals. Instead they opted for the two-part song titled Pigs on the Wing off the Pink Floyd album Animals, written by Roger Waters for his then-wife. The song is a collective favorite of the band. Known for their high energy performances, Pigs on the Wing will be playing Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m. at the San Juan Community Theater. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for student reserved, and $5 student RUSH (at the door). This will be their first visit to the San Juans, and they are excited. Pigs on the Wing officially came together nearly 10 years ago. Their story began after a special Pink Floyd tribute performance of Dark Side of the Moon. The band members are currently Jason Baker on guitar and vocals, Matt Jones on keys and vocals, Eric Welder on bass, Brian Fairfield on drums, David Lindenbaum on guitar and vocals, Keeley St. Clair as backing vocals and Pete Galluzzo on sax. They have played in assorted venues through out the Pacific Northwest ever since. Over the years their repertoire

has grown to include music from all Pink Floyd’s albums and eras, including the infamous Syd Barrett’s. Pigs on the Wing has also done renditions of the Wizard of Oz sync (Play Dark Side of the Moon while watching Wizard of Oz and there are some mighty strange connections). Finding his way toward Pink Floyd was a gradual process for Baker,“It wasn’t what I cut my teeth on musically, that would be Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains,” he said. His journey began in his childhood, a bleep on his radar, Pink Floyd was part of his parents wide musical interest. Then came college, and discovering the Dark Side of the Moon and Wizard of Oz sync up. It was the film Live at Pompeii though that introduced him to the heavy, edgy side of Pink Floyd not often heard on the radio that got him hooked. “The songwriting is beautiful, complex, dark at times,” Baker said. “All of the things that make for quality art in my opinion.” Baker hinted that show will likely feature songs from all the 70s albums, probably including classics such as “Great Gig in the Sky” and “Have a Cigar.” For all the crazy diamonds out there, Baker hopes the audience will be “ready to rock, because we are loud!”

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Journal of the San Juans, February 03, 2016  

February 03, 2016 edition of the Journal of the San Juans

Journal of the San Juans, February 03, 2016  

February 03, 2016 edition of the Journal of the San Juans