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Three miss cut; Matthew Porter a triple jump hopeful

  • May 28, 2008 at 1:00PM

Matthew Porter hoped to extend his run toward a state track title Saturday at the 1A State Track Meet at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

Sports Briefs

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM

Have fun this summer while learning a new lifelong recreational skill.

San Juan Sailing Foundation offering racing series

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 11, 2008 at 11:32AM

The San Juan Sailing Foundation is offering a racing series on Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Meet at the Net Shed at Jackson’s Beach.

Friday Harbor students look to offset budget shortfalls by producing biodiesel for busses

  • May 28, 2008 at 2:00PM updated at 4:12PM

About 32 Friday Harbor High School students are involved in a project to produce biodiesel — enough to possibly reduce the school district’s regular-diesel expense by 20 percent.

Built for San Juan’s craftsmen and tradesmen

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM

You take a tree-lined road to get to this place. Turn left at the cottage; there will be a split-rail fence here soon. On your left is an attractive utility shed with restroom. On your right, there’s a large, deep pond surrounded by wetland grasses and plants. Look behind you and you can see Griffin Bay.

Grand opening Sunday for 669 Mullis building

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM

Dan Paulson originally built his new building at 669 Mullis St. as a place for the building and trade industries.

Gas prices dampening your travel plans?

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM

Gas prices dampening your travel plans?

Council to decide on fireworks ban June 3

  • May 28, 2008 at 1:00PM

San Juan County could become a year-round fireworks free-zone, depending on the outcome of a public hearing and decision of the County Council June 3.

Dining for Scholars Thursday at Steps

  • May 28, 2008 at 1:00PM

The May Dining for Scholars host will be Steps Wine Bar & Cafe on Thursday, beginning at 5 p.m.

Fair introduces Soroptimists to volunteer opportunities

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor held its first Committee Fair at its regular meeting on May 21.

San Juan theater looks to wow crowds one last time before closing doors

  • May 28, 2008 at 1:00PM updated May 30, 2008 at 7:07AM

There’s a look of fatigue setting in on the lean teenager’s face. She takes a deep breath and moves to the same place on the dance floor and resets her position for yet another try.

What’s Happening!

  • May 26, 2008 at 1:11PM

Today, May 28 South Cady Mountain Firewise Community meeting, 6-8 p.m., Mullis Street fire station. Learn how to help protect yourself and neighbors from wildland fires. Firewise Specialist Ron Garner will teach about the Firewise program. Learn about the Cady Mountain area habitat. Visit or e-mail Garner at

‘Ye gods! Thumpin’ thpethial!’

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM

I was born in Iowa and my mother was a teacher in a one-room Iowa school house.

A harmony of singing talents Sunday

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM

San Juan Community Theatre’s Whittier stage fills with sweet harmonies during the popular Barbershop Bonanza on Sunday, 2 p.m.

Stein will lead archeological walk at American Camp

  • May 28, 2008 at 1:00PM

Dr. Julie Stein, director of the Burke Museum at the University of Washington, will discuss archaeological investigations of ancient cultures at American Camp and San Juan Island in a guided walk Saturday, 10 a.m., at South Beach.

Audition now for role in ‘Sneaky Fitch’

  • May 28, 2008 at 1:00PM

Auditions are being held for San Juan Community Theatre’s Summerfest Old West farce, “The Death and Life of Sneaky Fitch,” directed by Jane Maxwell Campbell.

Yes, we can have ferry reservations

  • May 28, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 4, 2008 at 12:33PM

After years — nay, decades — of the ferry system telling islanders that they couldn’t set up a general reservation system for the ferry (they already have one for special users) — sometimes telling us it wasn’t legal to do so, sometimes telling us it would be impossible to implement — we now read in The Seattle Times (May 17) that they started a general reservations system for the Keystone-Port Townsend run.

Editorial: We shall never forget them ...

  • May 26, 2008 at 1:12PM

Since the war for independence from Great Britain 232 years ago, almost 1.5 million Americans have died in wars and skirmishes: the American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Iraq War.

Aquarium: What do you do with a dead canary? | Guest column

  • May 28, 2008 at 7:00AM updated Jul 19, 2008 at 7:17AM

The sea surface can be a barrier, keeping us from “seeing,” in the way we would “see” in a forest or meadow. We started the Spring Street Aquarium in order to reveal the abundant nature to be found under that surface.

The trash speaks for itself

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM

By Callie Bartlett

Gary Pflueger is new F.H. Elementary School principal

  • May 27, 2008 at 11:58AM

Superintendent Michael Soltman announced today that Gary Pflueger will be recommended to the school board as the new principal of Friday Harbor Elementary School. The next regular school board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 6 p.m. in the Friday Harbor High School Library. The meeting is open to the public.

Lichter will run for second council term

  • May 27, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:05PM

San Juan County Councilman Alan Lichter, Orcas West, announced May 26 that he will run for re-election. Lichter was elected as a Democrat in 2004 to the three-member Board of County Commissioners that preceded the present council, defeating the three-term Republican incumbent by more than 1,300 votes.

Real Estate in the San Juans is now online

  • May 27, 2008 at 12:00PM updated May 28, 2008 at 1:39PM

Real Estate in the San Juans, a monthly magazine published by The Islands' Sounder and The Journal of the San Juan Islands, is now online.

Ranker testifies before U.S. Senate panel

  • May 27, 2008 at 2:52PM

San Juan County Councilman Kevin Ranker told a U.S. Senate Subcommittee today that Washington state is especially vulnerable to the effects of global climate change and quoted a University of Washington study which estimates sea levels in the Puget Sound may rise by half a foot over the next 40 years.

Sea lion's prognosis 'not good'

  • May 29, 2008 at 10:59AM

It's hard to deny that the antics of a California sea lion that showed up recently on San Juan Island are, let's say, amusing. In less than 24 hours, it gave chase to several boats — hoisting itself out of the water and onto the back of one boat — and then chased off a mother, son and family dog during the sea lion's temporary takeover of Jackson's Beach. But local biologists say there's nothing funny about the affliction that the animal is probably suffering from. If they're on target, its days could be numbered.

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