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Primary cause | Editorial

  • Today at 2:24PM

In the 2012, Larsen faced five challengers in the August primary, including Lapointe, at that time a 99 Percent Party candidate. Larsen drew nearly 64 percent of 5,683 votes cast in San Juan County that year. Lapointe received 4.3 percent, 244 votes in all.

Larsen loses luster, San Juan County Dems pick Lapointe in primary

  • Today at 1:00PM

San Juan County Democrats held separate endorsement meetings on July 26 and 27 on Orcas, Lopez, and San Juan Islands. In total at these three meetings, the vote was 50-0 to endorse Mike Lapointe.

Congrats to Ag Guild, affordable housing in need of similar support | Letters

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 8:19PM

We at the San Juan Community Home Trust commend San Juan islanders for their generous support of the Brickworks and urge our community to now turn our attention to creating more permanently affordable housing for our local workforce and retirees.

Newsmakers: Bacon earns master's degree

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 8:16PM

Ceradwen Bacon of Seattle, daughter of Dan and Frances Bacon of Friday Harbor, graduated June 15 from the University of Washington Information School with a master's degree in Library and Information Science.

Town gives thumbs up; Spring Street Landing project good to go

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 7:51PM

The Town Council, prompted by concerns of the buildings height and impact on waterfront views, requested late last month that the Port of Friday Harbor offer up a modification to the roofline, with a slightly lower pitch. Although the Port honored the request, the council passed on the alteration, in favor of original design, gabled roof and all.

State claims negligence, fines seafood company $112K in wake of oil spill

  • Today at 10:00AM

Following investigation of the sinking of the Clam Digger, owned by American Gold Seafoods, the Washington state Department of Ecology determined negligence on the part of the company was responsible for 315 gallons of oil that was spilled into the channel during recovery of the 59-foot sunken boat.

We’re here to help, when time is right | Guest Column

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 6:10PM

In San Juan County the only people who can respond to a stranded seal pup are county, state or federal government officials, such as rangers within their parks, and the San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

Know Your Island Walk: Westcott Bay summer bonus

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 9:19AM

National Park Superintendent Lee Taylor will lead a three-mile roundtrip sojourn along the Westcott Bay Trail

Life's tough enough already... why pick on feral cats? | Letters

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Jul 27, 2014 at 11:47AM

I do many favors for the person who adopted me. No mouse has been seen in our house since I arrived. DeCon has also disappeared, along with its additives. There is no fly. Even bugs have disappeared. I am almost as good as a vacuum cleaner, actually better. I don't have to be dumped out.

Mortgage paid, Brickworks now debt free

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 1:49PM

In all, over $1 million in private funding was raised to complement the federal, state and town grants, allowing the Ag Guild to fully renovate and repurpose the building, develop the plaza, add a community kitchen, pay off the mortgage, and then some.

Hoist the jib; Shaw Island Classic sets sail Aug. 9

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 12:55PM

Reserve your spot at the starting line by registering online at, www.sjiyc.com; dinner reservations and commemorative Shaw Island Classic shirts can be ordered online as well.

Double duty; Wilson appointed town treasurer, finance officer

  • Jul 24, 2014 at 5:51PM

Longtime town employee Kelle Wilson will take over the unexpired term of former treasurer Wendy Picinich, who stepped down in mid-June. Wilson was also appointed town finance director, a position that Picinich previously, and simultaneously, held as well.

Monster in our midst? Ignorance and greed, not DOE | Letters

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 3:00PM updated at 6:48PM

The monster is someone with the gift of money feeling like they can abuse Earth however they please, because they "own it."

Fair time is just right around the corner | Opinion

  • Jul 24, 2014 at 12:00PM

While it remains a community event at heart and soul, the County Fair attracts more and more visitors each year as well. And, it’s a pretty good bargain, too.

On Board? Honesty not the preferred policy at OPALCO | As I See It

  • Jul 24, 2014 at 7:00AM

As OPALCO continues to try to find financially responsible ways to help its members obtain more robust Internet service and perhaps also help improve the county’s emergency-response communication system, it is imperative that members trust its board and management to be open and honest about the choices, the costs, the risks and the expected benefits. Well, do we?

PIMC 'outreach' offers free physicals for high school fall sports

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 5:14PM

The free physical clinic is Sunday, Aug. 3, 3-7 p.m., in Friday Harbor High School's Hall Gym. Students should fill out and bring a completed "athletics packet" to the clinic (available on the SJI school district website).

Heavenly touch, tasty cheese

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 1:00PM

Sister Noella Marcellino shared her expertise with the Shaw monastery’s Mother Prioress (Mother Thérese), and now islanders can enjoy artisan farmstead cheeses ripened from the raw milk of the monastery’s two Jersey cows.

June Arlene (Schinkel, Davison) Stewart: 1925—2014 | Passages

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 9:00AM

June took great pride in telling family and friends about her last sighting of eagles that nested nearby or pods of orca, or minke whales, that frequently swam by their water-view dream home.

Journal political cartoon; July 23 edition | Opinion

  • Jul 24, 2014 at 5:00PM

Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published weekly in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on SanJuanJournal.com.

‘Cutting-edge’ of a cappella at SJCT

  • Jul 24, 2014 at 7:00AM

The group got its "bob-bob-bobbin’" start more than 30 years ago when two singing telegram deliverers lost their jobs and teamed up with a bass singer, songwriter and recording engineer.

Maggie King joins Hall of Fame

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 11:00AM

The late Maggie King, a former Mountlake Terrace High School teacher, coach and lifelong advocate of girls sports, was inducted into the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame.

Lester Capell Gunther: 1925—2014 | Passages

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 4:00PM

Beloved patriarch, dear friend, irascible coot, Lester Gunther perished Monday at his home on False Bay.

On guard over greenhouse rules

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

A total of 18 “marijuana producer” license applications from San Juan County are on file with the state Liquor Control Board, only one of which, belonging to Aqua Organics, has so far been approved.

Free flights? Indeed... at Friday Harbor Fly In, and the day before

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 11:42AM

Westwind Aviation and Cessna Aircraft have joined forces to offer two-days of free demo flights in conjunction with the Friday Harbor Fly-In. It's part of Cessna's "Discover Flying Challenge" flight program.

Pioneer women portrayed in return performance by acclaimed storyteller

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 11:29AM

Historian Karen Haas kicks off Encampment 2014 with a revival of her celebrated Civil War program, “I am Always on the Woman’s Side,” Friday, July 25, at English Camp, beginning at 7 p.m. She will slip into to character for a dynamic portrayal of the unsinkable Thea Foss, July 31, at San Juan Island Library.

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