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James Settles | Passages

  • Jul 12, 2013 at 2:00PM

James was passionate about playing the drums and motorcycling, and he was young at heart.

Insider's view: Council Clerk's Corner, 'C3' | Guest Column

  • Jul 12, 2013 at 5:51PM

The San Juan County Council hopes to improve the flow of information by posting a regular update, which will include the highlights of recent meetings, advisory committee reports and items of general interest. The column below by Council Clerk Ingrid Gabriel is a first installment.

Two arrested following alleged home invasion by masked men

  • Jul 12, 2013 at 5:15PM

The two men, a 26-year-old and 23-year-old, were wearing masks when they forced their way into a Friday Harbor apartment at about 11:30 p.m., demanding various property items and then assaulted the occupants. Neither of the men were armed at the time, Sheriff Rob Nou said.

Youth work crew builds on success

  • Jul 13, 2013 at 6:00AM

New recruits bolster the ranks of San Juan Island Youth Conservation Corps

Matthews takes the reins at Community Foundation

  • Jul 13, 2013 at 6:00PM updated Jul 15, 2013 at 9:52AM

As executive director, she will take a leadership role in all aspects of the foundation operations and, together with the board of directors, an all-volunteer 13-person panel, will expand the array of services the foundation provides to its donors and to local non-profit groups.

‘Good Karma’: destiny takes a tasty turn

  • Jul 14, 2013 at 12:00PM

Familiar space is home to a new face; Roop at the helm of Good Karma Cafe

SJ hospital district commission to meet Monday

  • Jul 14, 2013 at 12:55PM

The San Juan County Hospital District No. 1 board of commissioners will meet in "special" session, Monday, July 15, beginning at 5 p.m.

Alan Robert Lichter: 1931 — 2013 | Passages

  • Jul 15, 2013 at 8:38AM

After retiring from the academic life at 62, Alan Lichter moved to Orcas Island. He had begun going there in 1957, and considered the island his true home. He became a full-time resident in 1993, and it was on Orcas that he met and married his second wife Kate Agape. His "retirement" was anything but retired.

FH rain garden advocate earns annual stewardship award

  • Jul 15, 2013 at 8:07AM

The San Juan Islands Stewardship Network presented Krieger, owner of Crystal Seas Kayaking and a member of the county Marine Resources Committee, with its coveted annual "Finee" award July 9 for spearheading the effort to create a demonstration rain garden in the commercial core of Friday Harbor.

Shoplifter wields knife, spat prompts couple's arrest, three is a crowd: San Juan County Sheriff's Log

  • Jul 15, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 12:03PM

July 5: Several hard blows to the head from a flashlight prompted an intruder to flee from a couple's sleeping cabin following an early morning misadventure at a Friday Harbor marina. The couple were in bed and asleep onboard their boat, moored at the time at a private marina on Warbass Way, when an unidentified man reportedly tried to crawl into their bed at about 2 a.m.

Inspiration on fire

  • Jul 16, 2013 at 11:00AM

So what keeps Seattle’s “First Lady” of Flamenco in the groove and on the move?

Risk of fire on the rise

  • Jul 16, 2013 at 2:22PM

Local fire officials on Tuesday, July 16, turned the fire danger dial up a notch, moving it the needle from "low" to "moderate", and anticipate going up another notch, to "High", in several weeks time if the current weather pattern continues.

CAPR contests lawsuit decision

  • Jul 16, 2013 at 2:00PM

Property rights group fights on in Open Meetings case

SJ man gets ‘exceptional’ 3-year prison term for child rape

  • Jul 16, 2013 at 4:00PM

Age, upbringing, willing partner cited in support of prison sentence below state standard

Island contractor to pedal nearly 600 miles — for the trees

  • Jul 16, 2013 at 5:03PM

Now in its 22nd year, the STIHL Tour des Trees is the signature fundraising event for the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund, and America’s largest fundraiser for tree research and education. This year’s ride launches from Niagara Falls, Ontario, July 28 and traces a counterclockwise route around Lake Ontario

Reunited with my Raleigh: thanks | Letters

  • Jul 16, 2013 at 10:00PM

My bike, a blue Raleigh I’ve owned for 30 years, was stolen. I posted signs everywhere and told everybody I saw about my bike.

Yacht fire tops 'em all; San Juan's most destructive blaze — ever

  • Jul 17, 2013 at 5:00AM updated at 1:31PM

Not only was it San Juan Island's most destructive fire ever — in dollar value — the July 10 inferno that destroyed a luxury yacht at Roche Harbor Resort marina left a big mess in its wake. “It’s the biggest recovery we’ve ever done,” said IOSA's Jackie Wolf, “by a long shot.”

Celebration of aviation in store at ‘Fly-In’ No. 4

  • Jul 17, 2013 at 8:00AM

The Blackjack Squadron, a Fly-In favorite, will be back with its impressive formation arrival and landing.

Many to thank for Fair premium book | Letters

  • Jul 17, 2013 at 4:00PM

This booklet is dedicated to Edith Dickinson, who has been a stalwart gardener for many years and an inspiration to anyone who has passed her garden or orchards in the past years.

A ‘Walk’ to remember | Editorial

  • Jul 18, 2013 at 6:00AM

The Journal hopes that you will join dozens of your fellow islanders in walking, running or just cheering on the community teams that come together to “go the extra mile”.

Wedding bells: Delay and Klein

  • Jul 18, 2013 at 6:00AM

Lawrence Delay and Chloe Klein said "I do" on July 7 at their Friday Harbor home

Planning process for Westcott Bay, Mitchell Hill unveiled

  • Jul 18, 2013 at 1:24PM

Learn about the process for planning for the future of National Parks Service property at Westcott Bay and Mitchell Hill, July 31, at Brickworks. It's a chance to offer your thoughts about the future of these two places as well.

Lecture series opens with Coast Salish traditions

  • Jul 18, 2013 at 3:00PM

James and Bailey will sing and drum to honor the bond that the Samish tribe has with the land and sea.

Stedman takes the lead of local orca advocacy group

  • Jul 18, 2013 at 3:40PM

Trained at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stedman has been director of five organizations, taught environmental courses at Harvard, Tufts and Western Washington University, and worked with various governmental and tribal leaders, as well as private industry executives, during his career.

Art, crafts, music & more; Sundays at Brickworks

  • Jul 19, 2013 at 4:00AM

Sponsored by San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild, Sundays@Brickworks features food producers, artists, services, crafters, musicians, performance artists, children’s projects and more.

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