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Cranium Gamium; Knowledge Bowl No. 19

  • 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.

Judge rules against challenge to charter changes

  • 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.

Lights, camera, action; FH film ‘Fest’

  • Feb 27, 2013 at 7:00PM

Spotlight shines on life in the Pacific Rim in FH’s first-ever festival of film

Giddyup: Pony Club's ‘Everything But the Horse’ rally

  • 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.

Spotlight shines on the economics of 'creativity' at Art Council workshops

  • 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.

Out with the old: medical center and EMS buildings on the block

  • 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.

Arlene Mae Silver: 1920 — 2013 | Passages

  • 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.

Hackles on high over health care | Letters

  • 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.

Targeted by sequestration, Head Start braces for cuts

  • 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."

Impartial info online at 'broadband' forum | Letters

  • 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.

How are we doing? Better than one might think | Guest Column

  • 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.

End of era proves bittersweet for 'Hazardous Helen'

  • 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.

National Park visitors spend big in San Juans, $18M in 2011

  • 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.

Judge Richard Lewis Pitt: 1927 — 2013 | Passages

  • 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.

Work gets done when she's around; Pratt for County Council | Letters

  • 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.

Mission accomplished, fond farewell

  • 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.

More to health care than the price of a stitch | Letters

  • 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.

Memorial service for Moyer, Saturday

  • 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.

Carlson vs. Byers public debate; Round 2 | Letters

  • 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.

Orca Bowl squad sidesteps narrow defeat, earns berth at nationals

  • 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.

Weddings in the San Juans 2013

  • 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.

Co-op rolls out info about broadband | Guest Column

  • Mar 6, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Mar 8, 2013 at 10:56AM

Petition rejected in ‘TKO’, but its worries won’t be dismissed

‘Real Heroes’ honored March 21

  • 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.

Isle Be Wed: bigger, better, on the road in 2013

  • Mar 7, 2013 at 2:00PM

This year, the show will take place at three different locations, simultaneously, on Orcas and San Juan islands.

State's U.S. delegation renews 'Conservation Area' designation quest

  • 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.

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