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Hat’s off to our harbormaster

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 5:19PM

I have either lived or made my living down at the waterfront and, in particular, at the Port of Friday Harbor for the last seven years. In that time, I have had the great pleasure of working with and around the best harbormaster I have ever seen: Tami Hayes!

Don’t forget the Jazz Quintet +1

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 5:21PM

The in-depth coverage of the band Jazz Coalescence was appreciated. However, I want to point out that Jazz Coalescence was only one of the two bands that performed that night. The San Juan Jazz Quintet + 1 opened the evening, as it has done for all eight years of Jazz at the Labs. These talented musicians and singer not only donate their time to enable us to net as much income for the K-12 program as possible, but also have turned down paying gigs to perform at this event.

Touched by show of concern, caring

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 5:21PM

To the people of Friday Harbor: My family and I are very grateful for the concern and help offered us following the death of my husband, Ramsay Milne.

Column captured meaning of lesson

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 5:22PM

My family in Friday Harbor sent me the link to your article, “Looking at the world through the eyes of a child,” page 7A, June 4 Journal. Although I am slightly biased, as one of the children you reference is my nephew, I did want to offer you kudos on your angle to the story.

Near-record low tides creating problems for ferries

  • Jun 12, 2008 at 6:03AM

Record low tides -- reportedly the lowest since 1916 -- are creating opportunities galore for islanders who like to visit tidepools. The tides are also creating problems for Washington State Ferries. Puget Sound will be experiencing extreme low tides through July 5. Low tides will make it difficult for some vehicles to board ferries, according to WSF.

San Juan Dragons Alumni Game Saturday

  • Jun 12, 2008 at 10:27AM

Peter Bonoff and Rob Cuomo live lacrosse. They played in college and they've coached the San Juan Dragons. Cuomo coached the Dragons to the Division II playoffs in his debut year with the team. So will they tip the scales in favor of the Dragons alumni team when they face the 2008 Dragons squad in the annual alumni game Saturday, 1 p.m., at Friday Harbor High School?

Friday Harbor man gets deportation reprieve

  • Jun 12, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 17, 2008 at 12:23PM

Israel Aguayo has one year to get an attorney, build his case and get a green card. He has applied for a visa to keep him here temporarily, as his attorney recommended. But his case is still pending.

Donations of $13,000 restore more San Juan sports programs

  • Jun 12, 2008 at 2:00PM updated at 4:07PM

$10,000 more needed to fully fund programs; school administration forgoes cost-of-living raise to increase matching fund donations by $32,000

San Juan economic signs point to 'cautious optimism'

  • Jun 12, 2008 at 3:47PM

So, the real estate market is sluggish. Your town utility bill is going up. You're paying more at the pump. There is a bright side: Overall, the island economy is not too bad.

Ranker wins sole endorsement of 40th Legislative District Democrats

  • Jun 12, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:10PM

Kevin Ranker won 74 percent of the vote of 40th Legislative District Democrats today in his bid for state Senate. The endorsement comes on the heels of endorsements from the Washington Education Association, Skagit County Commissioner Ken Dahlstedt, Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell, and others.

Teachers, local leaders endorse Ranker for state Senate

  • Jun 12, 2008 at 5:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:09PM

Kevin Ranker, Democratic candidate for 40th District state Senate, was endorsed this week by the Washington Education Association, Skagit County Commissioner Ken Dahlstedt, Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell, Village Books owners Chuck and Dee Robinson, and Skagit County Democratic Party Vice Chairperson Gail Nicolls.

Whale of a project: Fin whale cranium raised from San Juan sea bottom

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 10:36AM

The cranium of a whale skeleton that has been on the ocean bottom near the San Juan Islands since November 2006 finally resurfaced on June 1, after a long, exhausting weekend for a team of U.W. Friday Harbor Labs divers and vessel operators.

Kountouros drops out of state Senate race

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 1:24PM

At the conclusion of the 40th Legislative District endorsement process, Stephanie Kountouros declared that she will no longer seek the Senate seat. "Since the beginning of this race, I have stood by my position that the Senate seat in the 40th LD must be kept by a strong Democrat who will lead the Legislature in addressing social justice issues and work to improve the lives of Washingtonians," she said in a press release.

Vote to continue San Juan hospital study June 25

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 4:32PM

Citizens filled the Mullis Senior Community Center Wednesday with both support for and with concerns about a proposed Integrated Medical Center. Representatives from the Community Hospital Committee and PeaceHealth, which runs Saint Joseph's hospital in Bellingham were on hand to answer questions.

Former Friday Harbor editor Lehde was ‘One of the last great eccentrics’

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 4:35PM

It was short notice, but it was done Jim Lehde’s way. Before Jim Fred Lehde died at home at the end of last month, he had ordered that his obituary be written by a good writer, former Journal staffer Chris Craven. He told her to keep it to 200 words — concise and straightforward, like any good news story.

San Juan solid waste transfer station site will be chosen in 2009

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 10:55AM

It's taken more than two years to get here. But the process of deciding whether San Juan Island's solid-waste transfer station will stay on Sutton Road or move to a new location appears to be headed down the home stretch.

San Juan County seeks assessment hike for noxious weed program

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 19, 2008 at 10:09AM

To deal with the ongoing noxious weed problem, to increase the program’s ability to do public outreach and education, and to recruit and use more volunteer labor, Amanda Azous asked the council to consider granting an increase in the county’s Noxious Weed Control property assessment. The new fee would charge $8.10 for each parcel of land and 81 cents for each additional acre. She said 93 percent of the all parcel owners would pay less than $16.21 per year.

Dems endorse Ranker for state Senate | San Juan Political Notebook

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:10PM

Seventy-four percent of 40th Legislative District Democrats voted Thursday to endorse Kevin Ranker for state Senate.

Friday Harbor women receive degrees from Oregon State | San Juan Newsmakers

  • Jun 16, 2008 at 10:30PM

A quick look at newsmakers around San Juan Island.

Coast Guard steps up enforcement of drifting vessels

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 4:49PM

The U.S. Coast Guard is stepping up enforcement of rules prohibiting fishermen from allowing their vessels to drift while the entire crew sleeps.

150 attend Miner memorial

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM

San Juan's Leo golf tournament raises $2,200

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM

John Towson and golfing members of the Leo Club stood behind a check for $500 for the Save Our Schools fund, at the conclusion of the second annual Leo Club Spring Scramble Golf Tournament June 8 at San Juan Golf and Country Club.

San Juan golfer sinks hole-in-one, wins tourney next day

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 4:51PM

It only took Rich Rae 14 years — and probably close to 1 million swings at a golf ball — to produce his first hole-in-one. It happened during Saturday Men’s Club competition at San Juan Golf and Country Club. He used a 9-iron to sink the hole-in-one on the 156-yard par 3 sixth hole.

Dunkin’ at Sunken 3-on-3 basketball tournament cancelled

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 4:51PM

Dunkin’ at Sunken, the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Sunken Park, has been cancelled this year because of poor registration.

Friday Harbor Sailing Club delivers two big events

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 4:53PM

With two sailing events in one week, the Friday Harbor Sailing Club outdid itself.

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