San Juans net $307K in salmon recovery funding

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Friends of the San Juans was awarded $43,654 to restore a pocket beach along Orcas Island’s West Sound and Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group was granted $263,616 to replace an under-sized culvert along Orcas Island's West Beach Creek, once a fresh water gateway for sea-run cutthroat trout.


Memory lapse? True history of art museum ignored | Letters

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I wish the board the best of luck in their new building, but only hope that they can acknowledge the “True History of their Founders“ on their website and in future press releases.

Permits for pot farm rejected

  • Dec 19, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Dec 22, 2014 at 10:22AM

The ruling stands as yet another legal hurdle faced by Sweet Water Farm's Jenny Rice and brother David, owner and operator of San Juan Sun Grown.


How are we doing? Much better & still falling behind | Guest Column

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The good news is that the local economy has continued to perform well this year, and as a result, county revenues have outperformed projections... The bad news is that revenues to the county’s general fund are still not keeping up with needs. In such a good year, one has to ask why.


Journal political cartoon, Dec. 24 edition | Opinion

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Cartoonist Rob Pudim's views on local news and events are published weekly in the Journal of the San Juan Islands and on

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