Sheriff’s Report | July 10 – 16, 2019

— from San Juan County Sheriff’s Office — Wednesday, July 10, 201919-005429 Theft 10:02:05 07/10/19 A Deputy was dispatched to a report of theft in Friday Harbor. After further investigation Probable Cause was found for three suspects for Theft 2nd Degree. 19-005439 Fraud 13:57:43 07/10/19 A Friday Harbor Deputy responded … Continue reading

Port of Orcas addresses proposed Aeronautical Services expansion

— from B. Sadie Bailey — All five commissioners were present at the Port’s regular monthly meeting held on July 11: Clyde Duke, Poke Haffner, Steve Hopkins, Greg Sawyer, Bea Von Tobel; and interim manager Dwight Guss. Six members of the Public attended, including Bob Jarman for Aeronautical Services. The … Continue reading

The speech Nixon thankfully did not have to give 50 years ago today

— from Discover Magazine — It’s easy, amid the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, to see it as an inevitable success. NASA had been preparing for the task for years, ever since President John F. Kennedy made his famous speech at Rice University in 1962, declaring America … Continue reading

Guest Opinion | Restoring salmon runs, not politics, will save southern resident killer whales

— from Ken Balcomb for Center for Whale Research — The only real solution for reversal of the downhill trend in Chinook salmon size and abundance, and for the southern resident killer whale population,  is to recover the natural wild runs of Chinook and their supporting ecosystems as soon as … Continue reading

Seattle band Gypsy Temple will play at Doe Bay Fest

— from Chloe Nightingale — Seattle Alt-Rock princes Gypsy Temple will be playing this year at the Doe Bay Fest, supporting their recent release King Youngblood. Their official set is at 5:15 p.m. on August 9 on the Garden Stage.  “The debut from Seattle alt-rock princes Gypsy Temple echoes everything from ‘Californication’-era … Continue reading

Letter to Editor | Navy takes environmental stewardship seriously

— from Christopher “Scotty” Gray, Rear Admiral, Commander, Navy Region Northwest — Recent allegations challenging the Navy’s operation of the Growler EA-18G aircraft have created a great deal of public interest in the Navy’s operations in the Pacific Northwest, and I would like to discuss a few key facts regarding … Continue reading