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

  • Oct 20, 2014 at 8:06PM

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.

Oregon woman accidentally shoots herself when weapon in luggage discharges

  • Oct 20, 2014 at 7:51PM

The 34-year-old reportedly was handling her luggage, moving the bags about, when a single round from an unholstered firearm in one of the bags discharged and struck her. She was airlifted from Lopez Island with non-life-threatening injuries.

Proposal to deliver crude by rail prompts concerns over shipping

  • Oct 20, 2014 at 8:30AM

The Shell refinery in Anacortes is an unloading zone for crude oil, not a shipping point. Islanders for Safe Shipping wants to ensure it stays that way, and has raised concerns over the refinery's would-be project and capacity to receive crude by rail.

Knowledgable, skilled, and 'can-do' approach; re-elect White | Letters

  • Oct 20, 2014 at 8:14AM

As an attorney, I have had regular contact with Joan, both in her role in the private sector and at the clerk's office. Through out all those years, I have appreciated Joan's skills and knowledge, her willingness to help me and others, and her friendly, "can-do" approach to her job.

Well-credentialed, highly trained; Nou is clear choice for sheriff | Letters

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 4:35PM

Deputy Krebs is a good man and a competent, hardworking deputy. He states he has administrative experience but not in law enforcement. He has experience as a deputy but only eight years.

Restore morale, end harassment; Krebs for sheriff | Letters

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 4:30PM

What a wonderful place this community could be if we had a department that worked for and answered to its citizens versus harassing them.

Madden’s first deer: an insider's view of I-594 | As I See It

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 4:25PM

A simple family hunting trip could turn into a series of criminal activity under Initiative 594. Here’s how it works.

Soroptimist 'Fellowship Award' benefits women headed back to school

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 3:57PM

The $3,000 Fellowship Award is open to local women established in business or profession, who wish to undertake advanced study at an accredited college or university. Applications are being accepted.

Dinged by dumpster, art heist in Eastsound, scuffle prompts woman's arrest; San Juan County Sheriff's Log

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 3:21PM

Sept. 30: A 36-year-old Lopez woman was arrested for assault after a physical altercation with a man at a Lopez gas station.

Hoop season is here; coaches needed for boys recreational league

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 11:55AM

The 2014 season begins Oct. 27 and runs through Dec. 14. The Island Rec program focuses on building skills on the court and friendly competition for players and teams in three age categories: 3/4th grade, 5/6th grade and 7/8th grade.

2014 Homecoming Parade: a spirited competition

  • Oct 16, 2014 at 6:50PM

Spirit Week at Friday Harbor High School reaches its crescendo, Friday, Oct. 17, beginning with the annual Homecoming parade through town, beginning in mid-afternoon, followed by the football game, at 6:30 p.m.

Ask and you shall receive; questions about EMS levy answered | Letters

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 7:00AM

A Journal reader recently submitted a letter asking seven specific questions of EMS about the proposed increase in the its property tax levy. Click on the headline to read the reply.

Whale Museum October workshops

  • Oct 16, 2014 at 4:00PM updated at 6:02PM

The workshop will feature a discussion about transient orcas by Josh McInnes of the University of Victoria, an overview of NOAA’s 10 years of research and conservation on behalf of southern resident killer whales, by Dawn Noren, and a program about the Conservation Canine program by Liz Seely.

Expertise in EMS calls for investment | Point/Counterpoint: San Juan EMS levy in debate

  • Oct 16, 2014 at 9:01AM

The EMS levy must be renewed every six years, and comes up for renewal in 2016. We are asking for levy renewal two years early due to increased needs.

Best choice to fill my shoes; Pederson for treasurer | Letters

  • Oct 16, 2014 at 1:13PM

I have worked closely with Rhonda during her 14-year tenure with the auditor’s office. Her knowledge of the county’s computer systems, her work ethic and her customer service skills will greatly serve the citizens of San Juan County, and will ensure a smooth transition for the office of treasurer.

Opening Night: Tony Award winner featured in Community Theatre's fall play

  • Oct 16, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 11:21AM

Written by Christopher Durang, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" is a 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, and showcases a scintillating dialogue brimming with barbs, wit and allure, and rich in comedic illustration of sibling rivalry and a family at odds.

Tax hike? EMS numbers don’t add up | Point/Counterpoint: San Juan EMS levy in debate

  • Oct 16, 2014 at 2:00PM

Why not wait and see how the next two years go? Real estate values are on the rise again and that alone will give SJIEMS more tax revenues to spend.

Albin Evans Sundstrom: 1918—2014 | Passages

  • Oct 16, 2014 at 11:00AM

He lived his entire 96 years on San Juan Island, and became our living link to the island’s rich agricultural past. He was an islander through and through, self-reliant, with true grit.

Island poet: South Pacific to Salish Sea

  • Oct 16, 2014 at 9:00AM

He’s travelled the globe performing, and his stop in San Juan Island is the beginning of a Pacific Northwest tour.

A candidate who 'gets it'; Krebs for sheriff | Letters

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 7:50PM

When it comes to the style of policing, the past couple of years has seen a trend in what I think is the wrong direction. There seems to be a consistent emphasis on "catch and enforce" rather than "serve and protect."

Island allies abound in fight against cancer

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 3:24PM

A cancer diagnosis is one that no individual wants to receive, especially when some treatment is accessible only on the mainland, but there's a network of support across the San Juans to help ease the burden of travel and help get patients to where they need to be.

Skilled, experienced; vote Nou for sheriff | Letters

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 3:30PM

I appreciate all the skills, experience, and time to further educate himself as Rob Nou has done and continues to do.

Fur flies over navy jet noise; Larsen on the hot seat at Lopez town hall

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 11:31AM

When islanders took to the microphone at an Oct. 7 town hall on Lopez Island, most asked various versions of the same two questions of U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen: Do you care? And, are you representing us?

Journal earns 17 awards in annual 'better newspapers contest'

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 11:09AM

In addition to its individual BNC awards, The Journal also shared with staff of its sister paper, the Islands’ Sounder, in earning second-place for the 2013 Springtide publication and third-place for the 2013 edition of Home & Garden.

Presentation to feature history, future of grange halls in Washington state

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 4:56PM

Holly Taylor, a historic preservation consultant from Vashon Island, and a doctoral student at the University of Washington, will talk about her research on the history and preservation of grange halls, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.

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