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San Juan County probation counselor, a profile

  • Nov 20, 2015 at 8:30AM

When juvenile offenders are sent to Linnea Anderson's formidable wooden desk for a talking to, she has a set procedure. As they sit across from her she opens her creaking drawer and reaches in. She pulls out Mr. Sketch scented markers and sets them on the table. Debating for a moment, she chooses one, maybe strawberry scented red, or lemon scented yellow. Then she draws a spiral.

We Are Monsters musical features local island kids and adults | Slideshow

  • Nov 19, 2015 at 12:00AM updated Nov 20, 2015 at 9:15AM

This year's Family Theatre performance is "We Are Monsters," based on the book by Denver Casado and Betina Hershey. The story features vegetarian vampires tossing heads of lettuce, "Thriller"-dancing zombies and a peculiar little monster looking for friendship.

Death isn’t something that’s hush-hush anymore

  • Nov 21, 2015 at 8:00AM

Death Cafes and death doulas. Even death midwives.

Wolverine sports updates: teams make it to state

  • Nov 21, 2015 at 8:00AM

By AJ Kurtz

Paul Tracy Schwedler (1922 – 2015) | Passages

  • Nov 21, 2015 at 8:00AM

Paul Tracy Schwedler, 93, of Friday Harbor, Wash., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 5 at his home in Friday Harbor.

Angie Clothier | Lopezian Spotlight

  • Nov 21, 2015 at 12:26PM

Listening to Angie Clothier is like watching fireworks: topics bursting bright and fast, streaming every direction, eliciting wonder. Her greatest challenge appears to be that she "liked to do too many things," but, considering that Angie has worked in over 30 different occupations, it's a challenge she has met.

Board of natural resources discusses marbled murrelet habitat conservation

  • Nov 23, 2015 at 8:00AM

At its regular monthly public meeting Nov. 3, the board of natural resources began the process of comparing five alternative proposals aimed at conserving habitat for the marbled murrelet on state trust lands in western Washington.

Mike Chadwick (1932 – 2015) | Passages

  • Nov 22, 2015 at 12:00AM updated Nov 23, 2015 at 12:09PM

Mike Chadwick died peacefully at home Nov. 4, after waging a three year battle with cancer. He lived a quiet life of devotion to his work, honor to his country, and love for his family and friends.

Honoring veterans

  • Nov 23, 2015 at 12:11PM

Friday Harbor Grange #225 hosted a Vietnam Veterans Reception dinner to honor the 50 year anniversary of the start of the war. There are 157 Vietnam veteran members of American Legion 163.

Part 1: The justice system failed Keaton Farris

  • Nov 23, 2015 at 12:14PM

By Diana Hefley

Looking ahead: commercial aquaculture | Opinion

  • Nov 23, 2015 at 12:22PM

By Lovel Pratt

Meet your volunteer firefighters

  • Nov 23, 2015 at 12:26PM

Kurt and Peggy are unusual in San Juan Island Fire & Rescue in that they are residents of Brown Island. The Longs, assigned to Station 37 on Brown Island, are caretakers there as well as firefighters.

The San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Hall of Fame

  • Nov 23, 2015 at 12:31PM

By Sheila Harley

San Juan County Sheriff’s Log for Nov. 11 to 17

  • Nov 23, 2015 at 12:33PM

The San Juan County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls.

Check out community news and briefs

  • Nov 23, 2015 at 12:35PM

Art reception

PeaceHealth Peace Island recognized for excellence in rural health

  • Nov 19, 2015 at 12:00AM updated Nov 23, 2015 at 12:52PM

– Submitted by PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center

A number of flu cases reported, but local pharmacies have vaccinations ready to go.

  • Nov 23, 2015 at 12:00AM updated at 1:11PM

By Leslie Kelly

Community Thanksgiving coming soon

  • Nov 23, 2015 at 1:31PM

By Anna V. Smith

Dog tags available Monday, Nov. 23

  • Nov 23, 2015 at 12:00AM updated at 2:02PM

Bungie, a female golden retriever owned by Roy Kight of Friday Harbor, received honorary license number #0001 to kick off San Juan County's 2016 dog licensing season.

Upcoming Island Lights festival to feature caroling, apple cider and more

  • Nov 23, 2015 at 12:00AM updated at 2:41PM

All islanders are invited! The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the upcoming Island Light Festival on Dec. 4.

October 2015 real estate transactions for San Juan County

  • Nov 23, 2015 at 3:00PM

The incorrect transactions ran in our October 2015 Real Estate section. Below is the correct information. We apologize for the error.

Building applicatons to get ‘lean,’ staff changes at San Juan County Community Development

  • Nov 22, 2015 at 12:00AM updated Nov 23, 2015 at 5:17PM

– Submitted by San Juan County

Journal publishes reader survey on local businesses

  • Nov 21, 2015 at 12:00AM updated Nov 23, 2015 at 5:18PM

The Journal posted an online survey for local businesses in San Juan County in October asking about issues they face, the size of their business and how it is affected by the seasonality of the island.

The holiday season, grief and loss: making it all work

  • Nov 24, 2015 at 1:30AM

It's been four years since Lenore Bayuk's mother passed away on Christmas Day. And each year, when the holidays roll around, she feels the same pain of grief and loss.

2015 in review with undersheriff Brent Johnson

  • Nov 24, 2015 at 8:00AM

When sheriff Ron Krebs took the helm of the San Juan County Sheriff's Office this January, he appointed Lead Detective Brent Johnson his second in command as undersheriff. The Journal asked Johnson to share his perspective on the past year.

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