Understanding bats

A baby long-eared myotis bat stranded on publisher Colleen Smith Armstrong’s deck last week. - Cali Bagby/ Staff photo
  • Aug 20, 2014 at 8:00AM

There are few things as delicate as a bat’s ear. Thin, dark brown skin is stretched over fragile cartilage. In certain light, they are nearly translucent. The inside ridges look like a washboard for a doll’s house.


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Centurylink fined $170,000 for 2013 outage in the San Juans

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Aug 20, 2014 at 10:38AM

The investigation also concludes that the company violated state laws and rules related to major outages, as well as requirements for communicating outage information to the public.

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Convicted sex offender back behind bars 24 hours after release

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 10:11AM

A San Juan Island man who recently served six months for a felony sex offense faces a new round of criminal charges for allegedly spending time with a woman and her child shortly after his release from jail.

BLM announces monument committee members

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Bureau of Land Management has announced the inaugural members of the new San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee.

Cut in hours at Shaw post office?

  • Aug 18, 2014 at 9:11AM

The U.S. Postal Service expects to save more than $500,000,000 a year by shutting down or cutting hours at about 13,000 post offices across the nation, mostly in rural locations.

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