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- Mar 15, 2014 at 9:00AM
Human error, mechanical failures, weather events, navigational mistakes are all probable as more ships spend more time in our challenging waters. Chances are high that in the unknowable future we will be subjected to an Exxon Valdez size oil spill, or worse.
- Mar 15, 2014 at 4:00PM
The best way to attract birds to your yard is by the decisions you make about plants.
- Mar 15, 2014 at 7:00PM
The lab was still finding weathered Exxon Valdez oil buried in intertidal sediments in Prince William Sound, 22 years after the spill.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Mar 21, 2014 at 9:43AM
A benefit for the yearly graduation night celebration and "send-off", the fundraiser features pre-game dinner, beginning at 4:30 p.m., hamburger or hot dog, salad, chips and a drink, all for $7. Game time is 6 p.m., with prizes and halftime entertainment; admission is free (donations are appreciated).
- Mar 17, 2014 at 7:05PM
Kevin Klein reeled in a 12.24 pounder to join the list of weekly winners in the annual Frank Wilson Memorial Fishing Derby. As Week 6 winner, Klein will receive a $75 gift certificate at Kings Marine. With a 6-plus pound advantage of her closest rival, Brenda Schmidt remainst atop the leader board.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 6:46PM
SB 6483 would have sold $825 million in general-obligation bonds—as opposed to lottery-backed revenue bonds—to modernize STEM facilities, fund all-day kindergarten and reduce K-3 class sizes. After the bill failed to pass out of the Senate Rules Committee Wednesday morning, Sen. Karen Keiser, bill sponsor, said: “We’ll see. Miracles do happen, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.”
- Mar 17, 2014 at 7:14PM
Camila and Elliot live in Seattle. Camila is business and planning financial analyst at the Boeing Company. Elliot, Friday Harbor High School Class of 2004, is research associate at the Paul Allen Institute for Brain Science.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 7:26PM
Much of the damage was done by spray paint, according to sheriff’s department. 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—where the word “Satan” was spray-painted on a wall—and the Homes for Islanders project on Grover Street. In addition, 11 tires were slashed on vehicles in the area where the vandalism occurred.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 7:19PM
Do patient needs demand direct transportation from the scene to a hospital? A helicopter is likely the best option. If the patient’s needs are less time-sensitive, then airport-to-airport via a fixed-wing aircraft might make the most sense. Put simply, the means of air medical transport is based on the needs of the patient first and foremost.
- Mar 18, 2014 at 11:00AM
The noise from thousands of engine tests and training runs by new EA 18G “Growlers” has generated two recent community meetings on Lopez and San Juan islands.
- Mar 18, 2014 at 12:00PM
To state that my recent experience was a vast improvement over my last visit would be an understatement.
- Mar 18, 2014 at 1:00PM
Impressive amount of support on display in APS annual pet food drive
- Mar 18, 2014 at 3:00PM
With only two seniors returning to the roster, first-year Head Coach Brian Lambright knows there are challenges to be met.
- Mar 18, 2014 at 4:00PM
The amount of acreage in the newly created San Juan Islands national monument totals just about 1,000.
- Mar 19, 2014 at 6:00AM
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 19, 2014 at 10:00AM
Jamie and Danny are both graduates of the University of Washington.
- Mar 19, 2014 at 1:00PM
Greatest achievement probably is the continuing growth of the Leo’s club at Friday Harbor High School.
- Mar 19, 2014 at 3:00PM
Join multiple organizations, service clubs, school groups and individuals in this effort to “comb the tangled debris from our roadsides and beaches” and help our community meet spring clean and beautiful.
- Mar 19, 2014 at 4:18PM
In a statement about his pending departure, Ferries' chief David Moseley, who inherited an agency awash in financial struggles and facing uncertainty of how to maintain or replace a fleet of aging boats, said Washington State Ferries is positioned better than it was when his tenure began in 2008.
- Mar 19, 2014 at 5:00PM
Track Coach Darrin Scheffer and the track and field athletes are looking forward to a banner year in 2014
- Mar 20, 2014 at 5:00AM
Many thanks to editor Scott Rasmussen for promoting our awareness of the plants and birds around us, and the coming of spring.
- Mar 20, 2014 at 8:00AM
In the first match of the season last Saturday, 2012 state champion Overlake pulled out a 5-2 win, but Friday Harbor showed athleticism and kept it close most of the way.
- Mar 20, 2014 at 9:00AM
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.
- Mar 20, 2014 at 11:46AM
The Land Bank's newly constructed "bird blind" at its Limekiln Preserve will be featured in the next trek in the Know Your Island Walk series, sponsored by the San Juan Island Trails Committee. The walk, Saturday, March 22, 1-4 p.m., will be led by Land Bank Steward Doug McCutchen and Barb Jensen of San Juan Island's Audubon Society. Park at the preserve pull-out on Westside road, just north of Lime Kiln State Park (no dogs on this walk; a poor mix with birds). Read more about the bird blind, below.
- Mar 20, 2014 at 4:39PM
San Juan Island's Roger Paul successfully fended off the tenacious, spirited play of Daniel Farber of Anacortes to claim first place in the top division of the 3rd Annual Island Rec Table Tennis Tournament. Top finishers in other divisions: Table 2, John Entermann of Anacortes, Table 3, Friday Harbor's Tony Fyrqvist, Table 4, Jock Warren.