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- Mar 28, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Mar 31, 2013 at 8:31AM
The driver, traveling south on Cattle Point Road at the time, apparently missed a bend in the road, vaulted up and over Golf Course Road and landed on the other side of the road, striking the utility box as the vehicle flipped and rolled. The 35-year-old man escaped the crash with minor injuries, mostly cuts and bruises, while damage to the vehicle is "essentially catastrophic," Sheriff Rob Nou said.
- Mar 8, 2014 at 4:58PM
Removal of the line of trees inside the fence along Mullis Street is part of phase-one of a broader effort of tree topping or removal for sake of airport safety and to satisfy FAA regulations, the Port of Friday Harbor said.
- Mar 8, 2014 at 5:29PM
I believe virtually everyone on the island adores our EMTs and the splendid service they provide. So there had to be some pretty powerful influences to make over 40 percent of the voters say “No” to the levy request. In my opinion there were four contributing factors...
- Mar 8, 2014 at 5:15PM
Editor's note: House Bill 1129 passed in the state Senate, Friday, on a 41-8 vote. The bill has already passed the House on a 62-36 vote. "What this means is that the oldest boats in the fleet, the Evergreen State class, can finally be retired and replaced by newer and more reliable vessels," San Juan Ferry Advisory Committee Chairman Jim Corenman said. "While beloved, the three E-State class boats are approaching 60 years of age and increasingly costly to maintain."
- Mar 9, 2014 at 6:00AM
Possessor of a cheerful heart and quick smile, Scott nearly invented what it is to be friendly, to which his multitude of friends will testify. Hard-working, hard-partying, and an incurable boater, Scott was what is referred to as our “charming local color.”
- Apr 1, 2014 at 11:17AM
The spotlight shines on artist Mark Rothko in Island Stage Left's production of the Tony award-winning drama by John London
- Apr 1, 2014 at 12:21PM
San Juan Island Library's Beth Helstien earned the Washington Library Association's Merit Award in recognition of her efforts in resurrecting and revitalizing what was a defunct English Language Learning Program into a popular, well-staffed, curriculum-guided program. Click on the headline for more about the award and the library's program.
- Apr 1, 2014 at 1:17PM
Washington state laws regarding the penalties for drunk driving are relatively lenient and we, in San Juan County, seem reluctant to even apply those. A slap on the wrist and a promise never to do it again and off the driver goes.
- Apr 1, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:33PM
An international coalition of environmental groups dropped more than 600 drift cards in the Salish Sea to trace tidal flows and how a potential oil spill might spread across regional waterways. More than 45 cards have been recovered at various locations as of Friday, March 28. Click on the headline above to read more...
- Mar 10, 2014 at 8:57AM
Moving ahead with replacement of the building will be the subject of a rare evening Port Commission meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, at San Juan Island Yacht Club. The agenda includes approving design changes requested after the latest design presented to the public and commission a month ago.
- Mar 10, 2014 at 11:00AM
Spelling Bee 2014, sponsored by SJI Rotary Club, gets under way at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, at SJCT
- Apr 2, 2014 at 12:00PM
Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on SanJuanJournal.com.
- Apr 2, 2014 at 1:00PM
John Smith, affectionately called Jack or Limey, passed away peacefully March 20 at his daughter Ali’s home in Vacaville, Calif.
- Mar 10, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Mar 11, 2013 at 2:21PM
Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor hosts its 16th annual St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza
- Mar 10, 2014 at 2:00PM
Tales of pedal power revealed at SJ Trails Committee potluck, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. at the Grange
- Apr 2, 2014 at 2:37PM
Superintendent Rick Thompson was one of two finalist chosen from 36 applicants vying for an upcoming vacancy in nearby Port Angeles school district, which boasts an enrollment of roughly 3,700 students. His rival? The superintendent of a school district east of Barstow, Calif.
- Apr 2, 2014 at 3:00PM
Residents of San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 who fly on Island Air Ambulance will incur no out-of-pocket expense for that flight.
- Mar 31, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Apr 2, 2013 at 7:16PM
The county department of health bulletin said exposure to the disease may have occurred in the afternoon and evening hours of March 21 to March 24 in downtown Friday Harbor. The incubation period for the disease is seven to eighteen days. Questions about exposure, symptoms and immunization can be directed to the county health department, 378-4474.
- Apr 2, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 7:25PM
What was achieved in the legislative session in Olympia? What remains to be done? And, how will it affect the San Juans? Find out when the 40th District legislative trio, Sen. Kevin Ranker, and state representatives Kristine Lytton and Jeff Morris, host a town hall meeting, Thursday, in Friday Harbor.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 10:00AM
Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of four million people around the world.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 12:00PM
The Journal wants to take the occasion of Howard Schonberger’s 93rd birthday on March 9 to wish him many happy returns of the day, and many more.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 1:00PM
The San Juan County Democratic Party will hold its 2014 county convention Saturday, April 12, at the Friday Harbor Grange.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 1:00PM
They’ll showcase island composer Richard Hieronymus’s piece, “The Wounded Hawk” from the American Folk Ballet, Moon of the Falling Leaves.
- Mar 11, 2014 at 1:43PM
Hosted by Friday Harbor's Citizens of the Core, the roundtable discussion and potluck, Thursday, at Brickworks, 5-7 p.m., will include presentations by representatives of several Whidbey Island-based grass-roots citizen groups.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:00PM
The Department of Ecology has set standards for its ecological review that even supporters of the project say cannot be satisfied.