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Crazy roller coaster of water mismanagement

  • May 14, 2008 at 2:00PM updated May 21, 2008 at 2:33PM

So-called exempt wells could potentially run our rivers dry. Our rivers are connected to the ground waters and what affects one affects the other.

CenturyTel 'open house' May 29-30

  • May 13, 2008 at 4:29PM

Jan Kampbell, CenturyTel's business account representative for San Juan County, wants to warmify CenturyTel's relationship with islanders. She be in CenturyTel's Friday Harbor office on May 29-30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to meet customers.

Likes the 'new'

  • May 13, 2008 at 4:38PM

The "new" San Juan Journal Online is such an improvement. I looked at the old one occasionally but was never impressed. I will become a regular reader.

Relay for Life: Here's how you can help

  • May 14, 2008 at 5:00PM updated May 15, 2008 at 5:29PM

You can honor a loved one by sharing their story, sing in "Relay Idol," and try some standup comedy ...

Taylor wins bi-district; four golfers advance to state

  • May 14, 2008 at 1:00PM updated May 15, 2008 at 9:09AM

Friday Harbor's Jordyn Taylor won the 1A Bi-District Golf Tournament for the second consecutive year Tuesday, this time at Eagles Pride Golf Course at Fort Lewis. Taylor, a junior, shot an even round 72 at the course, voted the sixth-best golf course in the entire military by Travel and Leisure magazine.

Town, county may team up against citizenship spot checks

  • May 14, 2008 at 3:47PM

Impact on tourism cited as local elected officials look to Senators Cantwell and Murray, and Congressman Larsen, for help in changing inspection procedures

'You have to take the hit, but where's it going to end?'

  • May 14, 2008 at 5:01PM

Some Friday Harbor residents expect to tighten their belts more — and do away with extras — to meet the costs of escalating utility rates

Lehr, Lopez, Milkis at quad-district today

  • May 15, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 12:44PM

Junior tennis player Peter Duggins lost his quad-district qualifier Monday in Coupeville but, according to him, the win couldn't have gone to a nicer guy. "He's a really friendly guy, " Duggins said. "It was a cordial match. We were evenly matched."

School district makes painful trade-offs to fix budget

  • May 15, 2008 at 12:43PM

Gone is half the athletic program's budget. Gone is the Primary Intervention Program for at-risk elementary school students. Gone is the food service program for every student. Gone are teachers' aides, secretarial jobs and custodians.

The Shadow

  • May 19, 2008 at 6:00AM updated May 22, 2008 at 12:32PM

Who knows who's naughty and nice in Friday Harbor? The Shadow knows.

Former superintendent of schools dies

  • May 16, 2008 at 8:00AM updated May 19, 2008 at 8:54AM

Frank Kelly, former superintendent of the San Juan Island School District, died Wednesday in Redmond. He was 68. A Celebration of Life will be held May 18, 1 p.m., at 11525 19th Ave. SE (Bothell/Everett Highway), Everett.

Sealth will replace Hiyu for busy season

  • May 16, 2008 at 11:09AM

Memorial Day traditionally means the arrival of summer crowds desiring to board a Washington state ferry en route to a long weekend of fun. Adding sunshine and blue skies to this three-day weekend can mean traffic backups on Friday afternoons and evenings westbound and again on Monday, eastbound, as travelers return home.

Correction to Island Rec guide

  • May 16, 2008 at 11:26AM

By now, San Juan Island residents should have received Island Rec’s 20-page summer recreation program guide in the mail. Regretfully, the dates listed for Bill & Rita Ament’s Summer Creative Arts Day Camp are wrong. The correct dates for their camps are July 7-10; July 14-17; July 21-24 and Aug. 4-7.

Tell them you want local radio

  • May 16, 2008 at 1:13PM

Since San Juan Island Community Radio’s construction permit application was held up, due to possible interference with Canadian broadcasting by some 1,500 yards, we have contracted with an FCC-approved broadcast engineer to finish our application, which is now on file with the FCC for public inspection.

Eat plenty of lasagna and help the sailing team

  • May 19, 2008 at 2:13PM

There will be a live and silent auction and a chance to eat all the lasagna you can handle. Dinner is lasagna, salad, bread, fruit crisp, iced tea and lemonade. High school team members will be on hand to serve and answer any questions that you may have about the auction items or about the team. All the money raised will go toward travel expenses, gas and off-island regattas.

Road fund may be tapped for stormwater loan

  • May 20, 2008 at 10:03AM

Turns out the idea of using the Land Bank as leverage proved too hot to handle. So the San Juan County Council last week set its sights on the county's multi-million-dollar road fund instead. Road revenue, the council agreed at its May 13 meeting, will provide a line of credit that hopefully will convince state officials of the county’s commitment to fulfill its obligation to manage stormwater runoff in the Eastsound Urban Growth Area.

Schools' funding crisis is week's top story

  • May 20, 2008 at 10:20AM

No teachers will be laid off in San Juan Island schools. But hours were cut for classified staff members and district officials are still scrambling to raise another $165,000 money to qualify for all pledged matching funds and fully eradicate the district's budget shortfall. That's the top story in Wednesday's Journal of the San Juan Islands, which is available tonight at some outlets. It will be available at all carriers and newsracks and in the mail Wednesday.

Pedal for the Planet May 26-30

  • May 20, 2008 at 12:40PM

Pedal for the Planet is a bike-to-school day event that promotes the bicycle as a healthy, fun and environmentally sustainable alternative to the automobile.

Silver Tea was a success

  • May 20, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 4, 2008 at 12:44PM

The background music was critical in making it a success. David Bayley, renowned pianist from our island, gave of his time and piano playing this year as well as he did last year. The songs, "The Entertainer" and the "Maple Leaf Rag" made us want to dance. A big THANK YOU for such delightful entertainment. The music is as important as the tea and cookies.

Painful trade-offs

  • May 21, 2008 at 10:00AM updated May 22, 2008 at 8:49AM

Gone is half the athletic program’s budget. Gone is the Primary Intervention Program for at-risk elementary school students. Gone is the food service program for every student. Gone are teachers’ aides, secretarial jobs and custodians.

Officials ask for D.C.’s help with spot checks

  • May 20, 2008 at 1:04PM

Getting a dozen islanders to agree on anything can prove next to impossible. Perhaps even more so if they're all politicians. But that hasn’t stopped elected officials of San Juan County and the Town of Friday Harbor from joining forces and creating what could be a nearly united objection to the citizenship spot checks by the U.S. Border Patrol at the Anacortes ferry terminal.

Electric pickup is a real charge (cost of driving isn't bad either)

  • May 21, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 2:57PM

Diesel prices have passed the $5 mark. The price of regular gas, as of Friday, neared the mid-$4 mark. But you won’t hear a gripe from Brad Pillow of Friday Harbor, especially since it only costs him 31.71 to fill ’er up.

F.H. boy competes in national Geo Bee

  • May 21, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 10:30AM

Mark your calendar and spin a globe.

Fundraisers are a hit

  • May 20, 2008 at 1:05PM

Pre-primary win for Ranker

  • May 21, 2008 at 7:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:04PM

County Councilman Kevin Ranker has emerged the top choice of Democratic Party precinct committee officers in his bid for state Senate.

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