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Updated: Get to know San Juan candidates

  • Jul 24, 2008 at 6:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:17PM

The following campaign events are scheduled in the San Juan Islands.

Updated: San Juan's Relay for Life begins today at 5:30 p.m.

  • Jul 25, 2008 at 6:00AM updated at 12:04PM

They walk for their wives, their husbands, their parents and their children. Sometimes they walk for themselves. Breast cancer, skin cancer, leukemia, prostate cancer, lung cancer ... the list of deadly culprits is as endless as the list of loved ones cancer has taken away.

In passing, as in life, San Juan’s Mr. Christmas left ’em smiling

  • Jul 24, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 3:43PM

It was a gathering Jimmie Jones would have liked. The sun shone brightly in a clear sky at this spot overlooking San Juan Valley, a spot he once told his family was the most beautiful place on the island. People shared funny stories. This was Jones’ funeral, but there was more laughter than tears. Then, as the small group of mourners dispersed, a plane flew overhead, as if in salute to this World War II airman who loved the skies.

Inter Island Medical Center to host open house farewell to Dr. Moran on Monday

  • Jul 24, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 11:03AM

Inter Island Medical Center hosts an open house farewell to Dr. Greg Moran on July 28, 5-7 p.m., in the medical center lobby. The event is open to the public.

Obituaries | Carl Angelo Perovich, 1942-2008

  • Jul 24, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jul 30, 2008 at 4:12PM

Canoe Journey may yield important information about our sea

  • Jul 24, 2008 at 5:00PM updated Jul 29, 2008 at 8:29PM

Some of the oldest technology on the sea is being paired with some of the newest technology to provide a more complete picture of the health of the region's waters. Thirteen Coast Salish canoes arrived at Roche Harbor today as part of the 2008 Canoe Journey: the ultimate destination is the territory of the Cowichan First Nation near Duncan, B.C. A free community welcome dinner is scheduled tonight at 7; the canoes depart Saturday morning.

Spanel endorses Henderson for state Senate

  • Jul 25, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:18PM

Spanel's upcoming retirement spawned a field of seven candidates for the position. Candidates include San Juan County Councilman Kevin Ranker and former state Rep. Steve Van Luven of Samish Island.

Relay for Life profile: Carl Stoddard

  • Jul 25, 2008 at 11:38AM

Carl Stoddard has survived melanoma, bladder cancer, prostate cancer and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Remarkably, his name has been changed to "Comeback Kid."

Updated: Plane lands in water off Johns Island; no injuries reported

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 3:36PM

A West Coast Air floatplane made an emergency landing in the water off the east coast of Johns Island shortly after noon today. Four people were reportedly taken aboard the sailboat Winddancer. Undersheriff Jon Zerby reported at 12:58 p.m. that there were no injuries. All people on board are believed to have been accounted for. There were early reports that one of the plane's engines was on fire, but that could not be immediately confirmed.

Cash still flowing in for San Juan's Relay for Life

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 6:00AM updated at 9:56AM

More than 300 walkers kept up the pace lap after lap, determined and relentless, throughout the night Friday.

Corrected: Candidates forum at 5 p.m. in Eastsound

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 8:00AM updated at 11:49AM

The following campaign events are scheduled in the San Juan Islands.

San Juan Island: PeaceHealth board approves letter of intent

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:36PM

Non-profit health system and San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will continue exploring possible development of new medical center

Canoe Journey doubles Shaw Island’s population

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:36PM

Shaw Island’s population more than doubled July 23-24 when participants in the Canoe Journey arrived on the island.

3 die in plane crash; was en route from Roche Harbor to Auburn

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jul 31, 2008 at 11:38AM

Three people died Sunday when their Cessna 172, which had left Roche Harbor for Auburn, crashed in a rugged area nine miles north of Arlington.

Candidate Q&A: Steve Van Luven, 40th District state Senate

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:36PM

The Journal’s series of Candidate Q&As continues this week with candidates for 40th District state Senate. The 40th District comprises San Juan County and parts of Whatcom and Skagit counties, from Bellingham/Lake Whatcom to Mount Vernon. Senators serve four-year terms. Their annual salaries are $42,106 (effective Sept. 1) and they receive health benefits. The top two vote-getters in the Aug. 19 primary, regardless of party, advance to the Nov. 4 general election.

Rossi brings his campaign to San Juan Island

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:37PM

“Saturday was truly a record setting event.”

Changes in 40th District Senate race

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

State Senate candidate Ken Henderson picked up two key endorsements last week: those of retiring senator Harriet Spanel and Paul Gonzalez, a former Mount Vernon City Council member who dropped out of the Senate race.

Elections officers reach out to Latino voters

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Secretary of State’s Elections Division is stepping up efforts to reach out to Spanish-speaking voters.

Cameras, cell phones, video recorders banned from county Elections office

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

New rules approved recently by the San Juan County Canvassing Board prohibit the use of cameras, cell phones and video recorders in the Elections Office while ballots are being processed or tabulated.

School administrators offer to forego pay hike

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

San Juan Island School District principals, administrators and district office staff had offered to forego their allotted 4.4 percent pay increase in the strained school budget for 2008-09, but they didn’t get their wish.

Sheriff’s Log

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:37PM

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Department reported responding to these calls.

Decatur man pleads guilty to lesser offense

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

A Decatur man arrested on a felony drug charge in a raid by state and federal officers in October will likely serve five days in jail or on work crew for trying to buy 40 grams or more of marijuana.

Eluding and DUI charges dropped; 10 days for lesser offense

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

A San Juan Island man accused of leading an officer on a brief high-speed chase will serve 10 days in jail or on work crew after pleading guilty to a lesser offense.

District 3 firefighters extinguish brush fire on Bailer Hill

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

District 3 firefighters extinguished a brush fire on Bailer Hill’s Botsford Lane midday July 22.

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