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Tell lawmakers in Olympia that seniors matter | Letters

  • Feb 6, 2014 at 12:46PM

The future looks startling to those of us who comprise the “silver tsunami,” and is downright alarming for thousands of Washingtonians who rely on the state’s Medicaid system to pay for long-term care services in nursing homes and assisted living centers.

Paterson, Goddu earn SJ Fire & Rescue top 2013 service awards

  • Feb 6, 2014 at 1:25PM

Paterson was named 2013 "Department Firefighter of the Year" and Goddu was honored as "Officer of the Year." Click on the article for the department's other award recipients.

Legislators look to capitalize on potential of industrial hemp market

  • Feb 6, 2014 at 3:36PM

Hemp Next? Senate Bill 5954 would let the state Department of Agriculture immediately start providing licenses to grow hemp, but SB 6214 would only allow licensing if the study determines a hemp industry would be profitable. Lawmakers now have to figure out how to reconcile the bills.

EDC sponsors free financial ‘literacy’ seminar

  • Feb 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

The workshop will be presented by Carrie Brooks, assistant vice-president and loan officer at Islanders Bank.

Distracted driving puts others at risk | Letters

  • Feb 7, 2014 at 5:00AM

Over the next few months our Rock Solid Youth Group will be making posters on the dangers of distracted driving to share in our schools and community

County Parks picks new chief for Lopez parks

  • Feb 7, 2014 at 9:00AM

David is a career Wildlife Biologist/Land Manager who has worked for public and private non-profit organizations for over 20 years.

SJC Public Works 'lock-and-loaded', ready for snow

  • Feb 7, 2014 at 11:11AM

In the wake of the massive snow problems in the Atlanta area, San Juan County Public Works Director Frank Mulcahy wants you to know he's got you covered—even if Friday's flurries don't amount to much more than a minor inconvenience.

Do over: Council to push back CAO startup date to March 31

  • Feb 7, 2014 at 3:00PM

If the CAO takes effect March 31, permit applications filed before March 31 will be considered under the laws and regulations in effect before CAO updates were passed in 2012. After March 31, plans and applications will be considered under the new law, including amendments presently being considered and which are expected to be approved March 5.

Horns highlight St. David’s Valentine's Day weekend concert

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 3:35PM

The Borealis Brass (America's Arctic Brass Ensemble) will perform Saturday, Feb. 15.

Musical & medical together in perfect harmony

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 5:59PM

The San Juans' longest continuously performing musical group, Island Sinfonia, which debuted on Shaw Island more than 20 years ago, will be featured in a ‘Concert for the Community, Saturday, 1 p.m., hosted by Peace Island Medical Center, in Friday Harbor.

Website commentary rife with personal attacks, abuse... especially by fascists | Letters

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 6:19PM

Ask yourself this, when did this kind of public behavior become acceptable in your community? If your answer is “NEVER!” then please ask your local publications to delete abusive comments from their web sites and ban those who post such hatred.

Islands' non-profits to share $86K in United Way support in 2014

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 6:08PM

“This year, contributions from San Juan County individuals and businesses are helping over 5,000 children, families, elders and disabled individuals countywide," San Juan Island's Bill Morrissey, president of the chapter board of directors, said. It is hard to find another local non-profit where one gift provides so much good to so many in our community.”

Fleming stars in ‘Met Live’ in HD

  • Feb 9, 2014 at 12:00PM

The renowned Renee Fleming returns to one of her signature roles in Dvorak’s soulful fairy tale opera

Fish for Teeth: bounded together for sake of a healthy, happy smile | Guest column

  • Feb 9, 2014 at 6:43PM

Fish for Teeth operates from a 100 percent volunteer effort; teeth wouldn’t be fixed without support from the dental community, and every dental office on San Juan Island has either helped already or pledged their support for future clinics.

Friday Harbor's Holman lands Salmon Classic top prize: $10K

  • Feb 9, 2014 at 6:37PM

A total of 172 fish were weighed in over the course of the two-day winter time fishing extravaganza, in which 344 fisherman and 100 boats competed for $26,000 in cash prizes. The 2014 Classic was a sold-out event.

Of Waldron, war, and H.D. Thoreau | Letters

  • Feb 9, 2014 at 7:00PM

The essence of war and all its machinery is death. There is a military police state forming here.

Wolverines to host Blaine in post-season opener—tonight, in Turnbull Gym

  • Feb 10, 2014 at 9:31AM

The Friday Harbor boys basketball team, winners of eight of their last nine games, will open post-season play at home, Monday, Feb. 10, against Blaine High School. Tip off is 5 p.m. in Turnbull Gym. The girls team faces Kings, on the road, Tuesday, in the opening round of post-season play.

Lytton named 'Legislator of the Year' by Humane Society

  • Feb 10, 2014 at 10:08AM

The 40th District legislator, whose represents all of San Juan and portions of Skagit and Whatcom counties, was honored by the U.S. Humane Society for brokering a resolution designed to settle a long-running dispute over the Washington state's grey wolf population.

Assessor opts out of run for re-election | Election 2014

  • Feb 10, 2014 at 6:26PM

Charles Zalmanek decided after his unopposed 2010 election to retire after completing his second term in office. He recently reiterated that decision as part of a wide-ranging interview with the Journal about current issues and future plans at the assessor’s office.

Without context, touting numbers smacks of self-promotion | Letters

  • Feb 10, 2014 at 6:19PM

Data and numbers are not information: they need context and analysis. The list recently supplied by PIMC to the public needs careful drill down to be understood:

K-Bowl 2014: thrills, chills & trivia too — tonight!

  • Feb 11, 2014 at 9:00AM

Can the high school 9th-10th team make it three in a row? Find out tonight; doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Wolverines best Blaine in post-season opener; 46-31 | Boys basketball

  • Feb 11, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Feb 13, 2014 at 10:07AM

Post-season update: On the heels of Wednesday's loss on the road to No.2-seed Kings in the District 1A playoffs, the Wolverines will host South Whidbey in a post-season elimination game, Friday; tip off is 5 p.m. in Turnbull Gym. (click on this story to watch video footage of the Wolverines' Feb. 10 playoff win over Blaine— video by Jeremiah Lord).

Sweet 'n Sour: SJ schools M & O levy approved; EMS levy fails | Election 2014

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 2:22PM

San Juan Island hospital district needed to hit the 60-percent mark, or better, to replace its 6-year EMS levy with one that does not require future voter approval. It garnered 55.2 percent of 5,789 ballots counted in the initial tally of the Feb. 11 election.

Whiteley Lecture: ‘Dog Days, Raven Nights’, Thursday

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 3:00PM

“Dog Days, Raven Nights” is a behind-the-scenes look at adventures of field science and an insightful exploration of relationships, animal and human.

Shepard’s ‘True West’ featured in Readers Theatre

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

True West examines the brothers’ relationship and how their roles become reversed as conflict between the two arises.

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