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Change in practice that will benefit all | Guest Editorial

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 10:47AM

More than 80 No Discharge Zones have been established in 26 states; there are currently no NDZs in Washington state... The No Discharge Zone would require a change in practices by those on the water, but it’s a change from which we, and future generations, will benefit.

Salmon in the San Juans? One and done for the rest of winter fishing season

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 1:04PM

WDFW's Ryan Lothrop said the new catch limit will ensure compliance with conservation objectives and state-tribal management plans in Puget Sound. Fish & Wildlife will continue to monitor the fishery in Marine Area 7 through April 30, when it is scheduled to close.

Frustrated by ferry failures? Don't blame WSF, remedy rests in Olympia

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 1:50PM

In a San Juan Ferry Advisory Committee press release, Chairman Jim Corenman contends that until the legislature is willing to establish sustainable operational and capital funding for ferries, service disruptions, such as the many that have occurred in the San Juans this winter, are likely to become more frequent.

Annual meeting of local Native Plant Society, Saturday, in Friday Harbor

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 4:03PM

The annual meeting of the the San Juan Islands Chapter of Washington Native Plant Society will be held at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor, 152 N. First St., Saturday, March 1, beginning at 12:15 p.m.

GSA blunder not just in the ‘fine print’, it's in bold too | Letters

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Feb 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

Visitors to the GSA website will find the following text prominently displayed: “President Obama’s Open Government Directive instructs all federal agencies to actively open their operations to the public. GSA’s efforts are rooted in three principles at the heart of the directive: Transparency, Participation, and Collaboration.” Yeah, I know. Let that quote sink in. In no way does it resemble the procurement of Customs offices in Friday Harbor.

Lawsuit over charter changes resurfaces at state appellate court

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 9:24AM

San Juan County was back in court this week to defend its unequal-sized residency districts and handling of the three Charter Review Commission-backed ballot propositions that, among other items, reshaped the county council and the manner by which council candidates are elected.

'Lilies on the Land'; spotlight falls on unsung heroes of WWII

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 9:24AM

Opening Friday, Feb. 27, Lilies on the Land, part memoir, part musical, part period piece, features WWII-era costumes and special effects, and, with nine different songs, including Silent Night, in German, Italian and English, showcases the vocal talents of its veteran cast.

Reliable ferry service in San Juans rests with legislators in Olympia | Letters

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 9:53AM

The economy of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island depends on reliable ferries for tourism, laborers, students, and the very necessities of life. As mayor of a ferry-dependent community, I am asking for your support of SHB1129.

Birth announcement: Owen Carl Kindelberger

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 1:09PM

Born at Island Hospital, Anacortes, at 4:58 p.m., Owen Carl weighed six pounds, three ounces at birth, and was 19-inches in length. He is the son of Danielle and Kevin Kindelberger and joins siblings Elsa, 8, Luke, 6 and Jude, 4, in the family's Friday Harbor home.

Kudos to Port for process; waterfront plan needs some work | Letters

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 5:00PM

I have one major objection to the Master Plan as presented: the aesthetic is quite Space Age... Friday Harbor is a 100-year-old seaside village, not a research hub for NASA. I would like to see fewer “cold steel rails” and more wood (sustainably harvested).

Friday Harbor artist leads battle against clunky curbs, and wins, with ease

  • Mar 2, 2014 at 6:27PM

Aaron D'Errico says town Administrator Duncan Wilson and Mayor Carrie Lacher needed little convincing to help make town streets safer and navigating across the street easier for those with mobility challenges. "it took somebody like Aaron to make us aware of the situation," Wilson said. "He's been gracious thanking us, but we should thank him."

Long, dark shadow of Exxon Valdez; lessons learned? | Letters

  • Mar 2, 2014 at 6:39PM

Twenty-five years ago, the small communities of Prince William Sound, dependent (as are we) upon a healthy environment for their economic survival, suffered a devastating loss that is still being felt today. Are we prepared?

Orcas Island to host second annual Agricultural Summit

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 6:48PM

Following a successful debut a year ago in Friday Harbor, this year’s Ag Summit will take place on Orcas Island, March 7-8. The event, hosted by Orcas Island School, in Eastsound, offers two days of information and inspiration, workshops and panel discussions with local elected officials, a seed sweep, and more.

County Council stamp of approval expected on revision of hotly contested CAO

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 6:36PM

The most far-reaching amendment abandons the complex, site-specific 13-category wetland and water quality rating system devised by the county in 2012 and substitutes a four-category rating system developed by the Washington state Department of Ecology.

Chief appraiser to seek public office, county assessor job

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 7:03PM

John Kulseth, an attorney by training, has worked in the assessor's office for 10 years. He's worked for that office as an appraiser, manager and database administrator.

An ode to Denny Martel | Letters

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 7:13PM

I was driving west on Bailor Hill Road the other day, out in front of Martel's field and home. It was windy and overcast, and I slowed with heavy heart to look across the field toward Denny's house and shop. I noticed a hawk...

Three-step fix for ferry system | As I See It

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 9:27AM

The problem is that Olympia treats our ferry system differently than the rest of our state’s transportation system. That mentality is the first thing that must change. In addition to that, there are three steps that Olympia must take to make a noticeable difference in our ferry system. First...

Events on San Juan, Orcas, Lopez featured in GOP 'Reagan Weekend'

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 1:05PM

The San Juan County Republican Party's "Reagan Weekend" kicks off Friday, with dinner in Friday Harbor at the Blue Water Grill. Dinner includes a trivia contest, two auctions and Seattle Port Commissioner Bill Bryant, the weekend's featured guest speaker.

Nibler nets Week 4 winner, shakes up Wilson Derby leader board

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 1:39PM

Justin Nibler's Week 4 winner, at 13.63 pounds, wasn't hefty enough to bump Brenda Schmidt from the lead, but its weight proved large enough to claim the $75 weekly gift certificate from derby sponsor King's Marine, and catapulted Nibler into second place, with six weeks remaining in the annual 10-week fishing competition.

Critics of 'Growler' jets to air info at San Juan Island town hall

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Mar 5, 2014 at 8:36AM

Noise from Whidbey Island and its new fleet of Navy jets will be under the microscope when Citizens of the Ebey Reserve present an informational town hall, Saturday, March 15, at the Friday Harbor Grange.

Journal political cartoon; March 5 edition | Opinion

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 9:00AM

Cartoon musings on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on

Meet-n’-greet with National Monument manager

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

A veteran administrator with the Bureau of Land Management, Marcia deChadenedes was recently named manager of the newly created national monument.

Reward offered for info, arrest, conviction in weekend vandalism spree

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 12:03PM

Much of the damage was done by spray paint, according to San Juan County Sheriff's Department, and the list of targets include Friday Harbor Elementary School, the Head Start building near the elementary school, the Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church pre-school building, Kingdom Hall, and the Homes for Islanders project on Grover Street. In addition, 11 tires were slashed on vehicles in the area where the vandalism occurred.

Silverman retirement 'open house', Wednesday, at the courthouse

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 1:32PM

Hired in 1980 by former prosecuting attorney Gene Knapp, deputy prosecutor Charlie Silverman spent 26 of his 36-year legal career working for the San Juan County prosecuting attorney's office.

New revenue needed for road repairs | Guest Column

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 12:00PM

Price list for repairs tops $10M, boost in town sales tax would help cover that cost

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