About Us

SanJuanJournal.com was founded on Oct. 2, 1998 as an online news and information source about San Juan Island and the area. It is updated daily. SanJuanJournal.com functions as a different entity than The Journal. There are stories and features included in The Journal and its magazines that are not included on SanJuanJournal.com. Likewise, there are stories and features on SanJuanJournal.com that are not included in The Journal and its magazines. The Journal of the San Juan Islands was founded on Sept. 13, 1906 as the Friday Harbor Journal. The Journal is published Wednesdays and has more readers than any other information source on San Juan Island. Besides producing award-winning news, sports and features coverage, the Journal staff also produces The Book of the San Juan Islands, an almanac and relocation guide; and Springtide, a visitors' guide. The newspaper also produces special sections related to business, education, sports and the San Juan County Fair. The Journal's home base, San Juan Island, is 55.3 square miles and has a population of 6,500 people.


Your Community News Team

Colleen  Armstrong Group Publisher
Colleen Armstrong
Colleen Smith Armstrong is Group Publisher of The Journal of the San Juans, The Islands' Sounder and Islands' Weekly. Also the editor to The Islands' Sounder.
Cherie Sarrett
Cell - 253-208-4080
Howard  Schonberger Columnist
Howard Schonberger
Columnist Howard Schonberger writes Ferry Home Companion and Making A Difference for The Journal of the San Juan Islands and SanJuanJournal.com.
Anna V.  Smith Staff
Anna V. Smith
Anna V. Smith graduated from the University of Oregon with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in journalism and environmental studies. Smith worked at the Eugene Weekly post-college, covering local news, events, profiles, book reviews and writing multiple feature stories. Her favorite cover story was an in-depth look at the dangerous declining state of native bees in the Willamette Valley. Smith now reports for the Journal on local news and community events.
Kathryn  Sherman Graphic Designer
Kathryn Sherman
360 378-5696, ext. 4050
Circulation Manager
Joanna Massey
Joanna Massey is circulation manager for The Islands' Sounder and The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
Graphic Designer
Scott Herning
360 378-5696, ext. 4054

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