With a massive body and a mouth that emerges from the deep blue like a man-made dungeon cell, the basking shark resembles a great and terrible monster.
Why do we write crime stories? Are we sensationalizing violence in an effort to sell more papers? We are a small knit community – should we really be reading about people’s private lives? These are some of the questions raised in emails and on our websites by our readers. Here are some answers.
Solar is an important part of almost every life process. That is according to Michel Vekved, outreach and education coordinator of the San Juan Islands Conservation District, who has been working on an upcoming fundraiser of Lopez to raise funds for solar in island schools.
Lopez Island School Golf Coach Richard Tetu has about 15 golf bags in his office, and they all got there by donation. On top of that, every year he receives 100 golf balls from a community member. The golf course lets kids play their matches for free on the green.
San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs said he was not surprised to find that 59 percent of 240 participants in a recent poll said drug activity was their main worry when it comes to crime in island communities.
Brian Auckland has been named the new superintendent of Lopez Island School District.In August of 2014, Auckland was hired as the interim elementary principal and special services director, replacing Lisa Shelby who has returned to Alaska.