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Journal earns seven awards at annual state newspaper contest

  • Oct 29, 2013 at 7:00PM

The Journal of the San Juan Islands won seven awards at this year’s annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association annual Better Newspapers Contest.

Of ‘Big Brother’ & ballot barcodes | Letters

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 4:00AM

Officials will scream up and down that it’s impossible to connect barcodes and ballots. The system that connects the two is “encrypted.”

Off course on the road to recovery

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 6:00AM updated at 8:54AM

While four members of the Southern Resident killer whales are missing and presumed dead, some orca advocates insist there’s greater concern for the long-term health of the endangered population than just the decline in overall headcount.

Sally (Sara Bloom) Hudson: 1922—2013 | Passages

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 8:00AM

Sally never really retired as she continued to create the warm home that was always a comfort to Frank, and to their children when they returned for the holidays.

Town preps for replacement of water, sewer lines along Spring Street

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 10:39AM

The Town of Friday Harbor plans to replace portions of its aging and fragile downtown water and sewer main beginning in January. Details of the project will be explained Wednesday, Nov. 6, at an informational meeting, beginning at 1 p.m., at town hall.

As I See It: superior service gets short shrift in decisions over emergency flights... why? | Guest column

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 12:04PM

Island Air Ambulance is a useful emergency backup, but never should be the primary means of emergency medical evacuation when Airlift's superior capabilities are available. But the questions here revolve around the massive shunting of emergency airlifts to Island Air over the past year and the self-congratulatory empire building that is going on at county expense to build up this fixed wing service and fraudulently bill it as an equivalent.

Kudos for help in Music Fest success | Letters

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 12:00PM

We had many happy music fans, a beautiful day, sold lots of food and drink, and made a modest profit toward funding sight and hearing services in our community.

One business that's clearly 'made in the shade'

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 2:38PM

Island Shades, Friday Harbor's Mary Haselow's latest enterprise, offers custom window blinds and shades, in addition to her own expertise in customized interior design.

On behalf of injured animals

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 3:00PM

The program encourages merchants to support the center’s mission and programs by donating at any one of three levels.

New lease puts U.S. Customs office in heart of downtown Friday Harbor

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 5:32PM

Once occupied by Windermere Realty and currently the home of Howard's Sell it Again, the 4,500 square foot retail at Friday Harbor Center will be used to house Customs and Border Patrol agents now working out of leased space at the Port.

Future home for artsake

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 8:00PM

The building reflects what is going on inside. Coming here will be an artistic experience.

Young Wolverines prep for post-season | Girls Volleyball

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 7:00AM

Friday Harbor swept league opponent Shoreline Christian at home Oct. 24 to remain in the hunt with Darrington for sole possession of second place in the final league standings.

Audrey Joycelin Hansen: 1925—2013 | Passages

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 7:00AM

Joyce was a quiet, gentle woman with a love of music, playing piano and organ for most of her life.

Holiday gets under way with annual elementary school Halloween parade

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 11:07AM

Catch a preview of the upcoming trick-or-treat extravaganza, as ghouls, goblins, action heroes, witches, warlocks, princesses and more, stroll the streets of Friday Harbor in the annual children's Halloween parade, beginning at 1 p.m. It's just the start...

Earlier start for Friday Harbor home football game

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 9:56AM

Kick off time for the Halloween clash between the Wolverines and Lynden Christian will be 6:45 p.m... that's 15 minutes earlier than previously planned.

for kids sake... here's a fun feature for Halloween

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 12:16PM

With the support of local businesses, this week's edition of the Journal features a "Halloween Safety Game" designed for kids. Pick up a copy and play today.

FH volleyball team splits first two playoff matches; soccer ousted in opening round loss | Prep Sports

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 12:51PM

High school sports post-season update: Wolverines advance into the second round of the district 1A volleyball playoff consolation bracket with a victory over Meridian. Girls soccer team falls 7-1 to Kings High School in elimination game.

False claims of Prop. 1 countered | Letters

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 5:00PM

The reason for this time-table was to prevent the election for CRC occurring in a low voter-turn-out year

Stability at stake in outcome of Prop.1 | Guest Column

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 7:00AM

Tampering with voting districts by initiative allows for too much chaos

Forget conspiracy theories... Prop. 1 is about choice, pure and simple | Letters

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 10:58AM

Pure and simple, Proposition 1 was put on your ballot via a unanimous vote of the San Juan County Council in order to give you a choice.

Customs in commercial core? Poor fit for Friday Harbor | Letters

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 12:00PM updated at 4:50PM

Reasonable persons understand the need for proper border protection and customs laws including the critical benefits of safety and security they provide. However, placement of this essential, necessary and quasi-reclusive federal agency requiring some level operational concealment and security in a commercial corridor of a small town dependent on tourism and positive image seems irrational.

Unlicensed, shabbily maintained docks red-tagged for removal

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 12:00PM updated Nov 3, 2013 at 5:44PM

The floating structures, in addition to being unauthorized, will be removed in an effort to improve navigation and ensure environmental protection, and before they become damaged or unhinged by winter storms, according to Brenda Treadwell of the state Department of Natural Resources.

Great Island Giveaway: swap meet, social event all in one

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 1:43PM

Bring home a household items you fancy in exchange for one that you no longer wish to have at the Great Island Giveaway, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor, Saturday, Nov. 2.

FH engineer plots a course for the moon

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 4:46PM

Owner of Friday Harbor-based Space Exploration Engineering Corporation, Mike Loucks designed and helped implement the trajectory used to send the Environment Explorer into orbit. He designed the trans-lunar and lunar orbit capture portion of LADEE’s trajectory.

Ghouls, goblins, and costumes galore; Friday Harbor Halloween parade | Slideshow

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 3:52PM

An enthusiastic delighted in the spectacle as the students of Friday Harbor Elementary School paraded through the streets of the town in the annual Halloween procession.

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