Cali Bagby

Cali posted 258 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Stoddard sentenced for burglary and criminal trespass

Chase Eric Stoddard, 22, of Olympia, Wash., was found guilty of one count of residential burglary, a felony, and two counts of criminal trespass, a gross misdemeanor by San Juan County Superior Court Judge Don Eaton.

  • Mar 28th, 2016 7:46pm

Flea and Craft Market, May 14

The next Flea and Craft Market is Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. This is an opportunity for spring cleaning, to empty out your garage, and sell those crafts you've making all winter. Don't forget to save a box to pick up a few new treasures. Vendors may sign up until the day before, May 13. Sign up at bit.ly/1RhWpdZ.

  • Mar 25th, 2016 8:30am

Democratic Party Caucus

Submitted by San Juan County Democrats

  • Mar 24th, 2016 4:55pm

Dying wish comes true

Friday Harbor resident Kathleen Zuidema's dying wish will come true, she has found a home for her three Aussies.

  • Mar 22nd, 2016 6:44pm

Friday Harbor man faces charges for theft

Christian Wayne Rogers, 46, of Friday Harbor, is charged with trafficking in stolen property in the first degree and residential burglary. Rogers pleaded not guilty to the charges and his trial is set for June 6, 2016.

  • Mar 17th, 2016 6:00pm

Being brave in the face of death | Editorial

A Friday Harbor woman's Facebook request went viral, reaching more than 30,000 eyes.

  • Mar 16th, 2016 8:30am

Upcoming blood drive

The San Juan Island Blood Drive is Wednesday, March 16, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Mullis Community Senior Center.

  • Mar 10th, 2016 9:30am

Friday Harbor resident’s last wish is to find a home for her pets

As Friday Harbor resident Kathleen Zuidema sits in a chair at the hospital awaiting her chemo treatment, she describes her three Aussies, their love of chasing balls and rides into town in her car with the wind on their tongues.

  • Mar 15th, 2016 4:40pm

Cause of Argyle accident under investigation

Early last night, a female driver crashed into two vehicles and damaged a number of barriers on a construction site on Argyle Avenue.

  • Mar 9th, 2016 8:42pm

Island Air and San Juan Island EMS part ways | Update

Island Air Ambulance and San Juan Island EMS will part ways beginning April 1. The medevac service will continue to transport San Juan County residents but will become their own fully staffed and equipped business separate from EMS.

  • Mar 4th, 2016 10:33pm

Passing levy shows we care about our youth

The San Juan Island community has made it clear that programs like this are important to our community by last week’s passing of the public school’s Capitol Projects and Technology Levy.

  • Feb 16th, 2016 6:52pm

Man found in woods faces burglary and theft charges

Chase Stoddard of Olympia, Wash. is suspected of multiple break ins on San Juan Island

  • Feb 10th, 2016 5:06pm

Investing in our future through mentorship | Editorial

The fact that we live in a place where people are willing to invest in the lives others, especially younger others, means we are willing invest in ourselves and grow as people.

  • Jan 19th, 2016 10:38pm

Man charged with two counts of assault and resisting arrest

According to the deputy’s report, the bartender said the man had to be “escorted out because of his crazy behavior.”

  • Jan 19th, 2016 9:13pm

Progress means looking both ways | Editorial

Living here has been a lesson in learning that no matter how far we have gone we can always turn back, we don’t have to be slaves to the future.

  • Dec 28th, 2015 11:31pm

Journal launches survey about how readers consume news and media

The Islands' Sounder and Journal of the San Juans are launching a poll to gather information about how you read your news and use media. The survey will be up for about month and can be found here. Results of the poll will be posted online and in our print edition in January. For any questions email editor Cali Bagby at cbagby@sanjuanjournal.com.

  • Dec 23rd, 2015 11:10pm

Winter gardens can provide bounty as well

The rain falls and the wind blows – it is winter in San Juan County. But don't let the bluster of colder weather stop you from putting on your gardening gloves and digging in the soil. Due to our temperate weather and low elevation, frost rarely occurs in our garden beds and a light mulch on the surface can easily solve that problem. So as long as you are willing, fall and winter gardens are a must for the island.

  • Dec 4th, 2015 9:41pm

Basking shark populations teeter on the brink of local extinction

The sharks were seen often twenty years go, but becoming entangled in fishing nets and their long gestation periods has resulted in their populations plummeted

  • Oct 24th, 2015 1:00am

Why do we write crime stories? | Editorial

We are the community paper of record and it is our responsibility to inform the public of all news, good and bad.

  • Oct 16th, 2015 11:03pm

U.S. Customs office relocates to downtown location

The new, larger facility, located at 100 First Street, will allow officers to more efficiently process the more than 37,000 individuals that come into the U.S.

  • Oct 15th, 2015 6:06pm

Schools prepare for earthquake by enrolling in awareness program

This October states across the nation will be participating in the Great Shake Out earthquake drill.

  • Oct 9th, 2015 1:41am

Our veterans deserve better | Editorial

Unfortunately, this lifesaver functions more like water wings rather than a durable life raft. The funds are for emergency short-term housing, leaving us to wonder: how helpful will such money be in our community? The answer is: not very.

  • Oct 1st, 2015 10:34pm

Federal funding for homeless vets to come to San Juan County

Federal funding for homeless veterans may be a step in the right direction for the state when it comes to supporting those who have served our country. In the islands, the funds may be more like a band-aid on a wound that continues to bleed.

  • Sep 29th, 2015 8:41pm

Girls soccer team gains momentum

The Wolverines faced the Vikings on Sept. 23 on Orcas Island and came out on top with of a 3-0 score.

  • Sep 24th, 2015 10:07pm

Rotary brings solar power to Haiti

With electricity comes power. Not only the power to connect computers to the Internet, but the power to learn and communicate. In the spirit of that power, last December the Rotary Club of San Juan Island awarded the Orcas nonprofit Helping Hands Noramise $8,300 for a solar project in Haiti.

  • Sep 25th, 2015 5:37pm

Polecat: in the house, on the loose

Award-winning Bellingham-based folk, bluegrass band lights up Rumor Mill, Friday, May 23 at 8:30 p.m. Formed in March 2010, the group is based out of Bellingham, Wash. and has been making a name for itself throughout the Northwest for its expressive roots tracks and explosive live shows.

  • May 21st, 2014 10:27pm

Wolf Hollow turns 30

Founders of the wildlife rehab center reflect on the past, prepare for the next 30 years.

  • Jul 23rd, 2013 11:21pm

Wounds often linger for military veterans, even back home

Many of the veterans who Veterans Advisory Board Chairman Michael Baker works with come in once and he never sees them again. Others have longer-term issues. “They [veterans] exist,” Baker said. “There are frustrations of not being able to offer a program that helps them more than just piecemeal.”

  • Jul 9th, 2013 3:58pm

Orcas man sentenced to nine years for Valentine’s Day assault, hit-and-run

According to court documents, Mobley and the two men, both of whom are from off-island, “smoked drugs” on the night of Feb. 14 and he then accused each of them throughout the night of having separate affairs with two women that he was dating. When one of the women got into a car with the two men, Mobley then pursued them in his vehicle and slammed into their car several times.

  • Jan 1st, 2013 6:00am

Ninja Theater

Somehow a group of performers have brought the elements of the big screen to the stage. While most theatre productions try to avoid replicating the cinema, Nanda has embraced special effects to enhance their performances.

  • Oct 23rd, 2012 10:34pm

When fires rage, there is a plan

The Wildfire Prevention Plan has projects ranging from better house fire protection to helping the Garry Oaks on Turtleback

  • May 30th, 2012 7:57pm

Obscene phone calls: annoying or dangerous?

Since the end of April, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office has taken 20 calls reporting sexually explicit telephone calls in the middle of the night by a man, from a restricted or private number, who speaks to his female victims by their name.

  • May 11th, 2012 11:58pm

Petition circulating to ban Genetically Modified Organisms grown in San Juan County

A petition seeking to make San Juan County free of genetically modified organisms has hit the streets. Initiative Measure No. 2012-4 needs 1,560 signatures of registered voters in the county, validated by June, in order to be on the November ballot. The county council could also choose to enact it as a law. The measure would make it unlawful to propagate, cultivate, raise or grow plants, animals and other organisms that have been genetically modified and provides for penalties and destruction of such organisms.

  • Feb 28th, 2012 1:12am

From safaris to public service

A Friday Harbor resident travels to Tanzania and meets a man, who opens his eyes to another world

  • Feb 14th, 2012 6:48pm

Wetland dispute prompts viral video

Charles Dalton shares a four-acre property with another islander on Orcas Island, and said his troubles started because he made a mistake when he built a barn and a shed without a permit. The issue, according to the Friends of the San Juans, is not about farming, as the video suggests, but about following the rules and getting construction permits before developing.

  • Feb 15th, 2012 2:28am

San Juan Islands push for statewide plastic bag ban

While many cities have banned plastic grocery bags, Washington may become the first state in the nation to outlaw these consumables. House Bill 1877 and Senate Bill 5780, both bills to ban plastic bags and promote reusable bags, were introduced last year and both failed to pass. Similar bills House Bill 2404 and Senate Bill 5780 were reintroduced again this year by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon and Rep. Marko Liias. The legislation is aimed at protecting Puget Sound wildlife and the environment from plastic bag debris. Both bills would allow plastic bags for fresh meat, fruits, vegetables, nuts or other bulk items, dairy products, ice and cooked foods.

  • Feb 7th, 2012 7:53pm

12-minute celebrations at the 2012 Islands Playwrights Festival

Six plays were selected out of 13 entries for the upcoming 2012 Islands Playwrights Festival running at various times from Feb. 3 - 18 at the Gubleman Theatre.

  • Jan 31st, 2012 5:44pm

Lime Kiln’s newest endangered species: staff

For Christmas, state parks handed out pink slips instead of presents — cutting 16 full-time permanent construction and maintenance staff and 66 full-time rangers from the payroll. The rangers will be given options for seasonal employment, with the aim of keeping staffing in parks from May through September similar to current year-round levels.

  • Jan 24th, 2012 8:34pm

How a dream and a boat equals bliss

The book “Stone Boat Odyssey,” chronicles the Nansens’ 14-year journey of not only having, but fulfilling a dream to take to the seas in a sailboat. Meet the Nansens and listen to their adventures on Saturday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m. at the library.

  • Jan 18th, 2012 5:23am

Retail sales up 6 percent on San Juan

Nationally, retail sales for the week before Christmas rose 14.8 percent, compared with the same period a year ago, according to the research firm ShopperTrak. Holiday shopping in San Juan is matching nation wide trends, said Victoria Compton, executive director of San Juan County Economic Development Council.

  • Jan 10th, 2012 2:38am