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Payback: Wolverines dispatch Darrington in post-season preview

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 5:11PM

With the victory, the Wolverines (9-3) avenged a hard-fought early season loss on the Loggers home court and secured the No. 2 seed for the upcoming Northwest 2B Division playoffs, Oct. 30, at Mount Vernon Christian.

Two dead, four critically wounded in Marysville high school shooting

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 1:36PM

Witnesses say a student open fire in the cafeteria of Marysville-Pilchuck school Friday morning. the shooting left two people dead, including the suspected shooter, believed to be an MP freshman, and four others in critical condition.

Milestones on a long road to equality | Women in Business

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 5:00PM

We instilled in our daughters the need to have a career, to be able to take care of ourselves and our families.

Soroptimist: united in a common cause | Women in Business

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 12:00PM

Founded 18 years ago to help better the cause of women in the community, Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor doesn’t necessarily immerse itself in the world of business.

Cat's eye of a Jack-o'-lantern? Nope... solar eclipse over San Juan

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 4:12PM

San Juan Island's Ron Stanger was near his Hillcrest neighborhood home when he snapped this photo of the Oct. 23 solar eclipse. How'd he capture the image? Read on...

Puzzled over county sheriff race | Editorial

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 10:28AM

The Islands' Sounder, sister paper of the Journal, weighs in on a campaign for San Juan County sheriff that raises questions and concerns about both candidates.

'Bite' into the San Juans, the tastiest archipelago

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 10:23AM

The monthlong celebration of local island bounty is coming to a close with the culmination of all Savor events, the first-ever “Bite of the San Juans.” The gathering of food, drink and merriment is Sunday, Oct. 26, 1-4 p.m., at Brickworks.

Dedicated, effective—not easy to replace; re-elect White | Letters

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

How many times does one get an offer of “what can I do to help?” from any service provider, let alone a member of the government? But that is exactly what Joan White embraces in both her words and actions...

Don't get snubbed by law enforcement; Krebs for sheriff | Letters

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 10:00AM

I wrote to Sheriff Rob Nou three times and left voice mail messages—none of which ever got a reply. We asked deputy Krebs for help and he came to the rescue.

Impressive 'can-do' approach, and business savvy; Krebs for sheriff | Letters

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 7:22PM

I have had an opportunity to get to know Ron in the last year, starting when I needed assistance in a civil matter concerning the return of misplaced property to me. Ron showed up with a can-do approach that was to say, at the very least, impressive.

Be wary of Guild's endorsement of fellow deputy; re-elect Nou | Letters

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 8:00AM

I want a sheriff who holds law enforcement professionals accountable for their actions; not someone beholding to the guild.

Lawsuit over road could put kibosh on San Juan Island pot farm

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

The contested use of Fieldstone Road is the latest in a series of legal entanglements facing the west side marijuana operation. Neighbors are also contesting a decision by San Juan County that the Sun Grown San Juan operation will have no adverse environmental impact on the area's natural resources.

Environmental advocates drop by Griffin Bay

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 5:57PM

Nationally-known environmental author, Todd Wilkinson, and Cascadia Wildlands executive director, Bob Ferris, will be at Griffin Bay Bookstore , Oct. 25, 1:30 p.m.

William ‘Bill’ Longworth: 1943-2014 | Passages

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 7:00AM

Bill was well known and respected within the islands and had an excellent reputation as a fine craftsman and a kind and honest man.

Promise of print still alive at Serendipity | Women in Business

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 8:00AM

Browse ‘til your heart’s content at the used book place. Classics, bestsellers, Pacific Northwest authors—you name it, they’ve probably got it. And if they don’t, they’ll find it.

Her ‘hands-on’ approach to wellness | Women in Business

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 4:00PM

Amy Bienvenu aims to unlock the body’s potential through Rolfing, a form of therapeutic manipulation of connective tissues in the body, is designed to relieve tension and discomfort, realign the body, and provide postural education.

A service too critical to be compromised; 'Yes' for EMS | Letters

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 1:00PM

I am voting to approve the EMS levy not only for my own and my family’s self interest, but because my friends and our community need them.

A 'Yes' vote for Prop.1, a 'No' on EMS, for now... here's why | Letters

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 10:02AM

In the past several days I have received mailings in support of the EMS levy and County Proposition 1. The difference between them is stark and telling.

Fate of vital programs, award-winning service at stake; vote 'Yes' for EMS | Letters

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 9:59AM

If the levy does not pass, more internal cuts will be made, as well as cuts to services. A second failed levy will limit funds for many valued programs and will undoubtedly affect morale.

'A day in the life of Lolita' sheds light on the orca's plight

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Oct 22, 2014 at 9:13AM

The filmmaker claims the tank’s compressed dimensions violate the Animal Welfare Act, and according to Visser, cause Lolita to demonstrate “stereotypic behaviors” that are both abnormal and repetitive, and actions not seen of an animal in its natural habitat.

Baby killer whale, first in two years, goes missing, presumed dead

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Oct 22, 2014 at 8:29AM

The Center for Whale Research confirmed that the baby, L-120, first identified Sept. 6 off the west side of San Juan Island, was nowhere to be seen when its mother, L-86, along with other members of L-pod, were recently photographed in the waters of Juan de Fuca Strait.

Presentation to shed light on 'Obamacare', changes and options in insurance coverage, and in healthcare

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

In prelude to the upcoming enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, Nov. 15, Larry Thompson of the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement will discuss changes in quality of care, explain the ACA's impact on healthcare costs and highlight changes under way in the medical care industry, as part of a presentation, Oct. 29, in Friday Harbor.

Life & Times of artist Mark Rothko portrayed, 'Red' returns to fairgrounds

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 8:00AM

Presented by Island Stage Left, “Red,” written by John Logan, returns to the San Juan County Fairgrounds; opening night is Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Never saw one better in 43 years; reelect White | Letters

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 3:12PM

The level of professionalism, competency, and experience that Joan White brings to the office of superior court clerk is just outstanding. We are truly fortunate to have Joan working for all of us; she deserves to be reelected.

Don't be sheep-ish; reject Prop. 1, vote John Smith for prosecutor | Letters

  • Oct 20, 2014 at 8:00PM updated Oct 21, 2014 at 2:59PM

The county can either treat its citizens as thinking adults and disclose the necessary information, or it can treat its citizens as sheep. In this instance (Prop. 1), the county and its attorney, Mr. Gaylord, have opted to treat us as sheep.

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