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- Jun 26, 2013 at 5:11PM
Alternative B was identified in September in the project's final environmental impact statement as the preferred alternative for realignment of the road. It calls for moving a 4,950-foot section of the road about 300-feet upslope from its present location, which skirts along Mount Finlayson, and is expected to protect the road from erosion for about 100 years.
- Jun 27, 2013 at 6:00AM
The idea is simply to minimize our environmental impact and maximize our island experience.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 11:07AM
Additional deputies will be on patrol — on the road and on the water —with an eye out for potential alcohol-related infractions, fireworks too, over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, according to San Juan County Sheriff's Department.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 10:00AM
Once again, re-live Pickett’s Charge 150 years to the day of that terrible event during The Life and Times of General George Pickett.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:05PM
Chris will be forever remembered for her loving and light-hearted spirit, sparkling humor, tremendous generosity, and over-riding passion for life.
- Jun 29, 2013 at 6:00AM
The first MASH unit into Korea at War; as told to Sue Carnes by Lisa Brown
- Jun 30, 2013 at 3:08PM
County officials maintain Orcas Recycling Services will overcome a recent spate of obstacles and will eventually take over management of the Orcas Island transfer station. Meanwhile, Mount Vernon-based Lautenbach Industries is expected to sign a contract within 30 days and begin operating the San Juan Island dump by Sept. 1.
- Jun 30, 2013 at 3:16PM
In addition to being a classroom educator at his alma Mater, Friday Harbor High School, Kip Roberts also taught woodshop, JV basketball, drivers education (some may remember the “cry baby house” scares) and was both girls and boys tennis coach, winning many state championships.
- Jun 30, 2013 at 6:39PM
For seven consecutive Saturdays, beginning July 6, IMA will host a painting party for families, individuals and community groups, welcoming all to bring a paint brush and to create a mural on a 4-foot by 8-foot piece of plywood.
- Jun 30, 2013 at 8:29PM
With our binoculars, we followed the persistent ruckus towards a small jutting of rocks just off shore. A black oystercatcher, with his long, spectacular neon beak, was poised on the rocky point. Below, on a smaller nearby rock surrounded by water, another oystercatcher sounded the alarm with a shrill.
- Jul 1, 2013 at 7:00PM updated Jul 2, 2013 at 10:49AM
The money will be used to remodel the tech-vocational education buildinginto a functional Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) program center. Because it's a capital, not operating, appropriation, the money must be used for "bricks and mortar" - and for equipment and technology.
Drive into ditch prompts DUI, couple battle over boat, woman banished from beach; San Juan County Sheriff's Log
- Jul 2, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 11:34AM
June 25: An apparent theft of a boat and trailer from an Orcas Island marina turned out to be a brazen move by an Everett woman in the midst of divorce proceedings with her estranged husband. The 33-year-old drove away from Brandt’s Landing with the 17-foot vessel in tow, boarded a ferry and was later pulled over and questioned by authorities in Anacortes. The woman, a part-owner of the boat, reportedly told officers that she has no intention of returning the vessel.
- Jul 2, 2013 at 10:01AM
I respectfully request that county and OPALCO spend $250,000 to demonstrate a Broadband solution for the rural San Juan Islands, rather than continue to spend money on expensive consultants and planners. I respectfully request OPALCO and the county use a portion of the RUS funds already approved for such a project to build out this demonstration system.
- Jul 2, 2013 at 12:55PM
Calendar of events are sponsored by Friends of Lime Kiln Society.
- Jul 2, 2013 at 2:09PM
The Friday Harbor Historic Review Board assists owners of historic buildings in town, and advises the Town Council on issues concerning the town historic district, and there's currently a vacancy on the 5-person panel.
- Jul 2, 2013 at 3:00PM
Mark your calendar for another full slate of 4th of July activities, events
- Jul 2, 2013 at 3:19PM
The course for this year's 4th of July 7th annual Firecracker 5000, remains the same. It features some of flattest terrain on all of San Juan Island, thank goodness, except for the hills.
- Jul 2, 2013 at 3:00PM
There’s something about these islands that makes past troubles become smaller, whether they are from war times or other hard times.
- Jul 2, 2013 at 7:00PM
Mary Celia Carter Gregory passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013 at The Village at the Harbour, Friday Harbor, Wash., at the age of 96.
- Jul 3, 2013 at 6:00AM
The Beatles shaped not only music through these eras but influenced the people of an entire generation.
- Jul 3, 2013 at 12:43PM
Olympic Lights Bed & Breakfast has received a "Certificate of Excellence" for the second year in a row from Trip Advisors. The award is made to establishments that rank in the top 10 percent for positive traveler feedback.
- Jul 3, 2013 at 5:42PM
For a week prior to the fundraiser through July 1, an online auction of 114 items raised about $8,500. More than 100 businesses and animal lovers donated everything from 300 pounds of gravel to four tickets to Jay Leno's television show. Almost every restaurant on San Juan Island donated gift certificates.
- Jul 3, 2013 at 6:03PM
Pick up this week's Journal for your copy of our 2013 Parks & Trails Guide, or stop by the Journal office, where we'll be delighted to provide one.
- Jul 5, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 5:56PM
Although, scraped, battered and bruised, and with a possible broken ankle as well, a young girl carrying a banner in the Friday Harbor 4th of July parade escaped without life-threatening injuries after being struck by a slow-moving car traveling behind her.
- Jul 5, 2013 at 5:27PM
San Juan County is slated to receive up to $5.5 million in federal funds for realignment and reconstruction of a section of Cattle Point Road long-threatened by erosion.