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- Feb 27, 2013 at 2:28PM
The K-Bowl features two high school teams and one from the middle school matching wits against the civic clubs to answer tricky questions on a wide range of topics.
- Feb 27, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Feb 28, 2013 at 2:13PM
On the key issue of the disproportionate populations of the three legislative districts, Meyer wrote, "residency districts, as opposed to voting districts, may be unequal in population and size.
- Feb 27, 2013 at 7:00PM
Spotlight shines on life in the Pacific Rim in FH’s first-ever festival of film
- Feb 28, 2013 at 4:05PM
At the “introductory” rally, Saturday, March 2, participants will demonstrate and be scored on horse care skills, presentation and knowledge of required equipment without the added burden of having a horse to contend with as well.
- Feb 28, 2013 at 4:13PM
Studies show the arts play a significant role in a local economy and its vitality, according to Washington State Arts Commission Executive Director Kris Tucker. “This project helps us document at the local level just how important the arts are to community well-being, Tucker said.
- Feb 28, 2013 at 5:00PM
San Juan Island's hospital district hopes to net $1.5 million or more from the sale or lease of the former EMS building and the shuttered medical center on Spring Street.
- Feb 28, 2013 at 7:00PM
Arlene enjoyed island living and felt blessed to have been able to spend her later years here. She often said going to town was like going to a party; she always met nice people and made new friends.
- Feb 28, 2013 at 8:00PM
Thank heavens I am beyond reproductive age and don’t have to worry about the notorious Catholic strictures in that area, but of course hundreds of local women do have that concern.
- Mar 1, 2013 at 2:00PM updated at 4:39PM
The effect on San Juan Island cannot be determined yet, but Mary Ellen Lykins, program director for Skagit/Islands Head Start, parent agency of San Juan Island Head Start, estimates that "between 25 and 30 kids and their families would no longer receive services from Skagit/Islands Head Start."
- Mar 1, 2013 at 2:28PM
Our goal is to provide a non-biased platform to discuss Broadband technologies in general, and to also provide a platform for the community to weigh in on the OPALCO plan. It is our desire to make this site the "GO TO" place to learn about broadband technologies in use around the world and specifically how that relates to our island communities.
- Mar 1, 2013 at 7:00PM
Based on 2012's fourth-quarter financial review, Auditor Milene Henley remains cautiously optimistic that the local economy is heading in a positive direction. "In particular, licenses, permits, and charges for goods and services in the Community Development and Planning Department bested last year’s results by almost 35 percent," Henley notes.
- Mar 1, 2013 at 8:00PM
At a Feb. 26 recognition ceremony, Helen Venada received a fond farewell and a plaque extolling her "commitment, passion and leadership" in organizing the county hazardous waste roundups, but she didn't go quietly into the night. "I want to go on record that I did not choose to retire. I was laid off," she noted.
- Mar 4, 2013 at 8:41PM
A study by Michigan State University estimates 63 percent of the 250 local jobs supported by visitors to the National Park are in the lodging and hospitality industry, with 17 percent in the recreation and entertainment field, and 11 percent in retailing.
- Mar 4, 2013 at 8:27PM
In 1968, Dick became a partner at the Patrick, Zylstra & Pitt law firm in Oak Harbor. In 1977, he was appointed Superior Court judge for Island and San Juan counties by then-governor Dixy Lee Ray, where he served with distinction until 1993.
- Mar 4, 2013 at 8:44PM
She made the arduous weekly trips to Olympia for several years, not just attending the meetings, but establishing good working relationships in hallways and developing serendipitous contacts that ultimately solved serious county problems, getting things done that others only complained about.
- Mar 4, 2013 at 8:18PM
For 10 years, he’s volunteered his time as an FAA-certified flight instructor to teach the private pilot ground school class to more than 50 Friday Harbor students. At the monthly School Board meeting on Feb. 20, he was recognized for his service with a desk clock, a plaque and a gift certificate for two at The Place restaurant.
- Mar 5, 2013 at 12:04PM
While it is sometimes difficult to accept change — rural medical centers are finding the need to partner with larger medical facilities in order to keep their doors open. The residents of San Juan Island are fortunate to have their new medical center with all that it has available to them.
- Mar 5, 2013 at 12:39PM
Moyer, a 60-year-resident of Friday Harbor and former University of Washington boxing champion, in Golden Gloves light-weight division, is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kathryn Elizabeth (Bettie) Moyer, sons Michael, Mark and daughter Kathryn (Arlan) Danner.
- Mar 5, 2013 at 2:00PM updated at 5:33PM
My work has involved hiring people and worrying about making payroll. I have taken risks in order to keep people employed, because I know that without a job they would suffer, and they might move away. We need good jobs, with good wages in our community so that people may thrive.
- Mar 5, 2013 at 5:20PM
With its backdoor berth into the national showdown, senior Gavin Guard, and juniors Michael Barsamian, Emily Guard and Libby Snow — the Wolverines "A" team — will join a field of roughly 24 teams from around the nation competing April 18-21 in Milwaukee, Wis., for the title of champion of the 2013 National Ocean Sciences Bowl, aka the Orca Bowl.
- Mar 6, 2013 at 12:00PM
Be sure to pick up the Journal today for our 8-page pull-out wedding section, which offers ideas for an ideal island wedding.
- Mar 6, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Mar 8, 2013 at 10:56AM
Petition rejected in ‘TKO’, but its worries won’t be dismissed
- Mar 7, 2013 at 8:00AM
The annual Real Heroes Breakfast is the chapter’s only fundraiser for disaster relief, which ensures that support is there for neighbors in need during emergency situations.
- Mar 7, 2013 at 2:00PM
This year, the show will take place at three different locations, simultaneously, on Orcas and San Juan islands.
- Mar 7, 2013 at 4:44PM
Designation of the lands, presently managed by the Bureau of Land Management of the U.S. Department of the Interior, would put the 1,000 acres under permanent federal protection and would qualify the lands for federal appropriations for preservation, accessibility and enhancement.