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Traffic signals: Pedestrian versus vehicle—no one wins | Guest Column

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

Responsibility for safely sharing the road is a two-way street. I think about how most collisions and pedestrian contacts are, well, preventable.

Top awards trail in season of success

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 8:00PM

Fall 2014 turned out to be a blockbuster sports season for the Wolverines; the trophy case may need a new wing.

To error is human... but county ought to pony up for assessor mistake | Letters

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 7:11PM

I was further dismayed to read that the assessor feels Island Rec is liable for the overage. We teach our kids to take responsibility for their actions. So take responsibility, county of San Juan. You messed up. You pay the bill.

Island Rec hires new programs coordinator from Seattle

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 3:26PM

Jordan Reinhart is the new coordinator for Study Time and After School Recreation, School's Out Camps, and Camp Eagle Rock

Navy to hold a public meeting on Lopez to discuss Growlers

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 7:00AM

The Navy had indicated it likely would hold the meeting on Friday Harbor, but selected Lopez Island instead. The meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 3, 3–6 p.m. at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.

Survey results are in, Friday Harbor 'branding' project moves forward

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 3:00PM

The branding committee, made up of community members, business owners and town council members, is studying the 608 survey responses, and working them into a plan.

From 'Third World' to internet fast lane, San Juan County at the crossroads | As I See It

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 2:08PM

Currently, our average speed for internet from all sources is 1 megabit, as compared to America that offers 20-30 megabits. It takes approximately 3 megabits to stream a video.

Young Filmmakers Project, spotlight on student films at the FHFF

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 11:36AM

Films were submitted by young filmmakers in San Juan County and Anacortes. Prior to the showcase, a panel of students, separate from the filmmakers, viewed and voted on which films would be shown. Seven films were chosen to premiere, and one took the title of best film.

Owls vs. autos, a dangerous match up, be careful on the road | Special to the journal

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 3:05PM

At this time of year it is dark when most people are driving home from work, or to-and-from evening activities, so there is a lot of traffic on the roads when owls are hunting, resulting in many being hit by cars.

Digging for truth on Easter Island, finding reminders on San Juan

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 2:54PM

For over 12 years Gossen has been digging in the dirt on Easter Island, a southern hemispheric province of Chile, unearthing its rich history.

John Warren Brookbank: 1927—2014 | Passages

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 11:23AM

John was passionate about preserving the quality of life in the San Juans. He served as president of the San Juan Nature Institute and was a consultant in the fields of land-use and conservation and fin-fish aquaculture.

Ferry reservations in San Juans built around 'staggered release'

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 6:05PM

Ninety percent of a boat’s auto-deck will be available for reservations up to two days prior to any sailing; 30 percent with release of a new schedule, 30 percent more two weeks before a sailing and another 30 percent two days prior to any sailing.

SJ Grange to host forum on pot moratorium proposal

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 6:00PM

The forum will include presentations about differing perspectives on marijuana production and a moderated question-and-answer session. The forum, which gets under way at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor at 7 p.m., is open to the public.

Political payback? Voters should expect less from EMS, evidently | Letters

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 3:32PM

While a recent press release from hospital district officials starts off claiming to respect the voters’ decision, it quickly descends into a series of likely retributions we voters have apparently brought upon ourselves.

Early turkey day dinner returns, and you're invited

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 2:24PM

A year ago, more people than ever dropped by to dine on turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, pie and all the traditional T-Day trimmings.

Nursery rhymes come alive at SJCT

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 2:15PM

San Juan Community Theatre’s latest Family Theatre production, “Law and Order: C-rhyme and Pun-ishment” opens Fri., Nov. 21, 7 p.m.

It takes a village to raise a Film Festival; many thanks | As We See It

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 7:58PM

Thanks to all for extending such a warm welcome to our filmmakers, plus our off-island visitors; comment cards were full of compliments about how friendly everyone was—they loved our little town and felt very welcome.

Issanjou's 'hat-trick' propels Friday Harbor to State semi-final berth | Boys soccer

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 8:00PM

Arno Issanjou tallied his third hat-trick (three goals in a game) of the season and the Wolverines showed one of their strongest defensive performances, limiting the Crusaders (11-8) to only a handful of shots and leaving goalkeeper Dalton Ayers with little to do.

Wolverines seal first-ever win at State in shutout, clinch semi-final berth | Girls soccer

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 7:37PM

With the game still scoreless in the 25th minute, the Bears would be whistled for a foul about 30 yards from their goal and there was no doubt who would strike the free kick, as Domenech stepped up to the ball.

Three nights in a row? Bark as bad as the bite | Letters

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 7:26PM

Dog owners need to take responsibility for their animals. The lack of concern for fellow islanders is appalling.

Let the sunshine: 4-course dinner featured in benefit for schools solar project

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 7:20PM

The benefit includes a four-course dinner, live music and creative auction items crafted by islanders (check out auction items on the Conservation District's Facebook page), and will be hosted by Brickworks, 120 Nichols Street, in Friday Harbor, Dec. 5.

Orcas man killed in Deer Harbor motorcycle crash

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 6:53PM

Shannon E. Andersen was entering an S-turn just below Deer Harbor Inn, and less than a mile from home, when he lost control of the motorcycle early Saturday and struck an alder tree. He died of injuries suffered from the collision with the tree.

First Impressions: effective 'staging' can help separate your property from the pack | Guest Column

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 6:43PM

Often referred to as a “mainland thing,” staging is now being embraced by savvy island sellers with surprising results. Big or small, vacant or occupied, every home benefits from staging.

SJI Rotary 'Dictionary Project'; nurturing future readers, writers, thinkers

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 7:00PM

Through its Dictionary Project, first launched in '08, the San Juan Island Rotary Club presented dictionaries this year to the 3rd-grade class, thesauruses to 4th graders and "gazetteers" to the elementary school's fifth-grade class.

Ferry reservations? Nuts & bolts in the spotlight

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 5:54PM

Washington State Ferries will offer detailed information about its soon-to-be-launched reservation system Saturday, Nov. 15, at San Juan Island Yacht Club, and Nov. 22 on Orcas Island. The meeting consists of identical 90-minute presentations, Q&A included, beginning at 11:30 a.m., on San Juan, 12:30 p.m. on Orcas.

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