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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.

Firefighters deployed to assist in wildland fire in Trinidad

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:38PM

San Juan District 3 Fire Department dispatched two firefighters and a wildland fire engine July 22 to help contain a 1,500-plus acre wildland fire near Trinidad, near the Grant-Douglass County line in eastern Washington.

Outdoor burning restricted in the San Juans

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:38PM

The state Department of Natural Resources has announced a ban on all silvicultural burning in Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties.

IIMC recertified as trauma center

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:38PM

Inter Island Medical Center has been recertified as a Level V Trauma Center by the state Department of Health.

Cold but unbowed, Stark will finish ferry route swim

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 2:11PM

Orcas Island resident Damien Stark gave it his best shot to swim the Anacortes-to-Friday Harbor ferry route — 19.5 miles — Saturday and Sunday because he believes “There is no greater joy than ... not the swimming itself, but the ability to use swimming in order to help someone else.”

Transfer station draft statement is now available | Local News

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:39PM

The 266-page draft Environmental Impact Statement for the San Juan Island Transfer Station Replacement Project was made available to the public Monday.

Utility work will cause delays on Fisherman Bay Road

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:39PM

From Aug. 4 through the end of September, utility work will take place on Fisherman Bay Road on Lopez Island, from Military Road at the north end to Hummel Lake Road at the south end.

Event celebrates 25 years of research at lighthouse

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:39PM

The Whale Museum is celebrating 25 years of research at the Lime Kiln Point Lighthouse Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., with a research seminar at the museum.

Yacht Haven becomes a Firewise Community tonight

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:39PM

The Yacht Haven area of San Juan Island officials becomes a Firewise Community tonight at 5 in the District 3 Headquarters Fire Station, 1011 Mullis St. This meeting will explain how wildfires work and some strategies for preventing damage from them.

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