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Collision causes telephone outage on San Juan; driver faces DUI

  • 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.

FAA safety standards prompt tree removal along Mullis Street

  • 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.

Failure of the EMS levy? Four points to ponder | Letters

  • 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...

House wants funding for third 144-car ferry to come from new tab fee

  • 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."

Scott David Forbes: 1957—2014 | Passages

  • 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.”

Life & times of Mark Rothko: Not so simply ‘Red’

  • 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

Library outreach coordinator picked for state merit award

  • 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.

Lenient too long; stiffer penalties needed for DUIs | Letters

  • 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.

It's in the cards; spread of possible oil spill tracked by 'drift card' study

  • 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...

Port nets $2.6M insurance settlement for Spring Street Landing building

  • 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.

Spellbound: prizes, awards up for grabs in annual ‘Bee’ competition

  • 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

Journal political cartoon; April 2 edition | Opinion

  • 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

Jack Smith: 1929—2014 | Passages

  • 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.

Soroptimist St. Paddy’s Day Extravaganza & benefit dinner

  • 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

On Bike! ‘End to End’ over England

  • Mar 10, 2014 at 2:00PM

Tales of pedal power revealed at SJ Trails Committee potluck, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. at the Grange

San Juan schools superintendent nearly nets new job in Port Angeles

  • 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.

Making sense of EMS levy failure | Letters

  • 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.

Measles alert update: Four cases 'suspected' in Friday Harbor; one confirmed

  • 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.

Legislative triple play; Lytton, Morris, Ranker in Friday Harbor, Thursday

  • 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.

War Horse: Part two

  • 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.

Happy Birthday Howard, No. 93 | Editorial

  • 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.

SJC Dems meet, host convention, Sat., April 12

  • 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.

New spin on classical tunes

  • 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.

Federal agencies under the microscope at Salish communities roundtable, potluck

  • 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.

Exxon Valdez: lessons learned? | Editorial

  • 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.

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