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It's official: feds ratify 'Alternative B' in fix for Cattle Point Road

  • 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.

Big bets placed on Byway Bus

  • Jun 27, 2013 at 6:00AM

The idea is simply to minimize our environmental impact and maximize our island experience.

Sheriff: for safety sake, more deputies on patrol over holiday weekend

  • 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.

Price of fame

  • 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.

Princess Christina, aka ‘Chris’: 1952 — 2013 | Passages

  • 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.

The ‘Real Thing’: My father’s story | Guest Column

  • Jun 29, 2013 at 6:00AM

The first MASH unit into Korea at War; as told to Sue Carnes by Lisa Brown

Pitfalls persist in path to privatization of Orcas dump

  • 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.

Kip Roberts: Jan. 10, 1934 — June 26, 2013 | Passages

  • 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.

IMA: future is now—imagine it, design it, paint it

  • 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.

Island adventure: a cry at the lagoon

  • 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.

State budget includes $1M for Friday Harbor High 'STEM' program

  • 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.

New blueprint needed for better broadband | Letters

  • 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.

Tours, trail hikes, tidepools, and more

  • Jul 2, 2013 at 12:55PM

Calendar of events are sponsored by Friends of Lime Kiln Society.

Hey, history buffs... here's one for you

  • 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.

Rockets red glare, and much more

  • Jul 2, 2013 at 3:00PM

Mark your calendar for another full slate of 4th of July activities, events

Fourth of July 7th annual Firecracker 5000—it's a blast

  • 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.

In this place that heroes call home | Editorial

  • 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.

Mary ‘Celia’ Gregory: 1916—2013 | Passages

  • 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.

Across the Universe to Friday Harbor

  • Jul 3, 2013 at 6:00AM

The Beatles shaped not only music through these eras but influenced the people of an entire generation.

‘Excellence’ times two, B & B earns second straight TripAdvisor award

  • 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.

More than $20K raised at annual Wags to Riches benefit

  • 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.

It's here; your guide to outdoor adventure

  • 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.

Frightful first for Friday Harbor 4th parade

  • 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.

Federal dollars on tap for Cattle Point Road realignment

  • 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.

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