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Drop in property values subsides—for some

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 1:51PM

Revaluations are now made annually to all county properties, although only one-sixth of the county is physically inspected every year. Other valuations are made on the basis of local property sales in the areas not physically inspected.

Baroque is back

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 9:00AM

Ever wonder what Louis XIV was listening to at his evening concerts back in 1713?

Deadline draws near for national monument advisory committee nominations

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 2:17PM

Are you monument management material? Help set the course for managing the monument by joining the resource advisory committee; deadline to nominate yourself or someone else is Monday, March 4

Rise in ranks for well-seasoned squad | Tennis

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 2:00PM

That’s because a total of 22 girls turned out to participate on the 2014 team; only a dozen turned out a year ago.

United Way? It betters kids’ lives | Letters

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 5:00PM

Friday Harbor has excellent schools where our children can grow, learn and succeed. But sometimes families face challenges that make it difficult for kids to fully participate and thrive in school.

Annual 'PIT' count reveals 65 people without stable place to sleep

  • Mar 22, 2014 at 8:00AM

Of that total, 44, including children and the disabled, are living outdoors, in vehicles or in abandoned buildings, while the remaining 21 rely on family or friends for temporary housing arrangements. Those unsettling statistics come from the latest "Point-In-Time" count of people without housing conducted by San Juan County.

Engagement: Kitchen/Schwartzenbart

  • Mar 22, 2014 at 10:00AM

Dave and Elaine Kitchen proudly announce the engagement of their daughter Abigail Beth Kitchen to Aaron John Schwarzenbart. The engagement ring didn't quite fit after Aaron popped the question, and Abigail said 'Yes', because the couple had just scaled the summit of Crater Mountain, at 7,600 feet.

Kudos to SJ Dems for their support | Letters

  • Mar 22, 2014 at 11:00AM

Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve would like to thank the Democratic Party of San Juan County for their generosity for allowing us to present an informational program dealing with the hazards of exposure to the EA18G “Growler” noise

SJ schools superintendent a finalist for Port Angeles job

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 9:44AM

The Peninsula Daily News, a sister paper of the Journal, reports that San Juan Island School District Superintendent Rick Thompson is one of two finalist seeking to fill a similar position in Port Angeles. Thompson is scheduled to be in Port Angeles Monday for a series of meetings related to the vacancy.

Fiber: backbone of a better economy | As I See It

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 12:00PM

There are major challenges ahead in the process of planning broadband services and delivering them to a wide audience in San Juan County. The nature of business relationships between OPALCO and other network service providers (such as Rock Island Internet) need careful thought and discussion.

Offense unleashed: Wolverines prevail in seesaw battle | Softball

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:48PM

The Friday Harbor softball team shook off the rust, fired up the offense and left Concrete in the dust to seal a 14-11 win, notching its highest-scoring output of the season along with the victory.

Wilson Derby, Week 7: Nibler nets weekly prize, holds on to 2nd place

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 7:00PM updated Mar 25, 2014 at 11:38AM

With the prize-winning catch of the week, Justin Nibler remains in second place on the leader board with three weeks to go in the annual 10-week fishing derby. But perhaps best of all, he edged out fishing buddy Kevin Klein, by only .47 pounds, to snare the derby's award for the week's biggest fish. “I bumped him the week before, so I guess turn about is fair play,” said Klein, the Week 6 winner.

GM disputes claims by would-be OPALCO board candidate | Letters

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 8:04PM

Mr. Jarman incorrectly suggests that OPALCO’s financial accounting is not honest. Nothing could be further from the truth. OPALCO retains the outside, independent auditing services of the highly reputable accounting firm, Moss Adams, to review its financial controls and records on an annual basis. Furthermore...

Art contest featured in National Parks 'BioBlitz'

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 9:00PM

May 3-4, is intended to inspire community connections to local ecology and outdoor stewardship, and to celebrate ecology through art.

Path cleared for executive end-run | Guest Column

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 9:00PM

With the legislative session now over and state lawmakers headed for home, Washington state's rookie Democratic governor has nine-plus months to get some work done without interruption or interference from those who’ve foiled him repeatedly since he arrived in Olympia.

Deadman Bay trashed by tires in apparent case of illegal dumping

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

The tires proved a challenge to retrieve because they has settled on a rocky shoreline at the base of a bluff in the Land Bank’s Deadman Bay Preserve, on the west side of the island, just south of Lime Kiln State Park.

Twenty-five years later; in the wake of Exxon Valdez

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 11:35AM

Although the Prince William Sound fishery, as it was, is a distant memory, David Nash believes that there are lessons from the Exxon Valdez oil spill that still apply today. “They said it wouldn’t happen there and I believed them," he said. "I don’t believe them anymore.”

Up, up and away; Friday Harbor student named aerospace scholar

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 1:18PM

An aerospace engineer to-be, Friday Harbor's Matthew Stepita has been selected as a Washington state Aerospace Scholar for 2013-14.

Dine for scholars, every bite counts | Letters

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 3:00PM

Spring is here and we are hoping for another great turnout this coming Thursday, March 27th for the annual Dining for Scholars day.

San Juan Fire & Rescue joins recovery effort in Oso

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 3:44PM

As many as 14 people were killed and many more remain missing in the wake of a massive landslide that struck a rural neighborhood outside of Oso, leveled no fewer than six homes and engulfed a mile-long stretch of state highway shortly after 10 a.m., Saturday, March 22.

Wickedly Wilde: 'Earnest' on stage

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 5:00AM

Friday Harbor Middle Players present Wilde’s time-honored and signature stage production, “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

Tragedy strikes close to home | Editorial

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 7:00AM

We ought to feel compassion for neighbors who suffer such arbitrary, seemingly meaningless, tragedy.

Rainy Days Part II: From sprinkles to storms, and beyond | Guest Column

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 10:00AM

Part 2: Standing water on your property: understanding the causes and possible solutions

Slideshow: On the road again

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 10:06AM

Run Ladies Run annual spring half-marathon and 10K run drew more than 120 runners and walkers.

Grace Academy no match for Meeker, but Wolverines fall by two | Golf

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 2:56PM

Top-flight performances by several Wolverines were not enough to put Friday Harbor in the winner's circle, as Grace Academy prevailed by two strokes, 198-200, to notch the team win, Tuesday, at San Juan Island Golf & Country Club.

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