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Potholes on Orcas? Heads should roll | Letters

  • Jun 3, 2013 at 8:00PM updated Jun 4, 2013 at 12:56PM

The areas in question now are massively pot-holed, not as bad as a third-world country, but for Orcas Island, one of the richest areas in the state, this is nothing less than a “Shonda”. That is Yiddish for disgrace.

Reporter trains spotlight on politics in blog debut

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 2:10PM

Click on "read more", below, for a link to Journal reporter Steve Wehrly's blog, "Positive Politics", and to other bloggers hosted by

Let freedom ring; help support 4th of July FH fireworks show

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 4:00PM

Because an evening full of rockets red glare doesn't happen for free, each year the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is tasked with raising roughly $15,000 to pay for the show. This year is no different.

Let freedom ring; help support 4th of July FH fireworks show

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 4:00PM

Because an evening full of rockets red glare doesn't happen for free, each year the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is tasked with raising roughly $15,000 to pay for the show. This year is no different.

Parks rolls out ‘free day’ lineup

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 3:00PM

Visitors are not required to display a Discover Pass, or purchase a day-pass, to park at any state park on a free day, including Lime Kiln State Park.

Patients’ rights at the crossroads | Opinion

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 6:00PM

Lax enforcement of state law puts access to healthcare at risk; time for change

Fleet of foot…Traversing the ACT

  • Jun 5, 2013 at 3:00AM

The American Camp Trail, part gravel, part grass, part paved road, is open for business just the same.

In review: Holiday weekend proves profitable despite bridge collapse

  • Jun 5, 2013 at 5:01PM

Hotels and restaurants noted few or no cancellations, and local retailers and realtors expressed satisfaction with sales and traffic as the summer season began in earnest on San Juan Island.

Hats off to ‘Home Tour’ supporters | Letters

  • Jun 6, 2013 at 5:00AM

I extend a sincere thank you to all who turned out in support of the San Juan Historical Museum’s Historic Home Tour on May, 18.

Sheriff gets green light to acquire new boat built by federal funds

  • Jun 6, 2013 at 2:51PM

Sheriff Rob Nou may have helped his cause even more by telling the council that Emergency Management Coordinator Brendan Cowan had obtained a waiver from Homeland Security of a "local match" requirement originally part of the grant terms. The $200,000 or so in local matching funds might have made the deal impossible for a county budget still stretched tight by the recession.

Who's watching out for our interests in Olympia? | Letters

  • Jun 6, 2013 at 5:40PM

Good journalism is needed now more than ever to report and inform its readers on legislative issues that impact our community. That means paying attention, and then telling us about it.

San Juan Island's Hunter earns theatre degree at Macalester

  • Jun 6, 2013 at 6:50PM

A graduate of Friday Harbor's Griffin Bay School, Katherine is the daughter of Lutie and Laurie Park of Friday Harbor.

Odyessy's summer 'Solstice' cruise to benefit FH Film Festival

  • Jun 6, 2013 at 6:32PM

San Juan Excursions is donating use of the Odyssey for the evening in support of San Juan Island-based Pacific Islands Research Institute, the non-profit group coordinating The Friday Harbor Film Festival, entitled "Stories of the Pacific Rim", Oct. 11-13.

Costco Townsend Farms' frozen berries linked to Hepatitis A outbreak

  • Jun 6, 2013 at 6:45PM

This product is linked to 30 cases of Hepatitis A in a multi-state outbreak. Currently, no cases have been reported in Washington state or San Juan County, but we are early in the outbreak

Ancestry & Art: bond unveiled in the ‘Raven’s Eye’

  • Jun 7, 2013 at 4:00AM updated at 7:27PM

Descended from Raven Clan on Vancouver Island, Jason and Trevor Hunt hail from a long line of acclaimed carvers.

Big props to all who pitched in | Letters

  • Jun 7, 2013 at 11:00AM

Our deep appreciation goes to our committee who worked tirelessly to get the word out and coordinate the event.

Bridge fix pushed back one week; state trooper killed in collision near Conway detour route

  • Jun 7, 2013 at 7:17PM

"Unexpected modifications that need to be made to supporting structures set us back a week," said state DOT's Jay Drye, adding that crews are working around the clock" and that additional steelworkers and laborers were being "added daily."

SJI fire department MERT squad poised for response

  • Jun 7, 2013 at 7:52PM

Stationed at various neighborhood fire stations across the island, members of the MERT squad will help keep track of those who live in their area, document injuries and property damage so that when emergency services personnel arrive they are able to provide an accurate assessment of conditions in their respective neighborhoods.

It's easy to get into the 'ACT' | Letters

  • Jun 7, 2013 at 8:01PM

Thanks to the Journal for a wonderful article about the opening of our new American Camp Trail (ACT) from Spring Street to the Visitor Center. Just one correction: It was landowner Louisa (not Laura) Nishitani who cut the ribbon. Otherwise a splendid story.

San Juan author earns ‘indie’ award for debut

  • Jun 8, 2013 at 5:00PM

San Juan Island author Mary Ellen Courtney’s first novel, “Wild Nights”, catapulted to the top of the 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards

Griffin Bay grads find success on path ‘less-traveled

  • Jun 10, 2013 at 7:02PM

Griffin Bay High School's Class of 2013, Martin Guerrero and Jessica Walch earned accolades for character, tenacity and spunk, along with a high school degree.

Town council boosts administrator's pay; workers get 1.5 percent wage hike

  • Jun 10, 2013 at 6:55PM

Mayor Carrie Lacher explained that Wilson's one-year performance review and a starting salary well below the average for comparable pay in surveys by the Association of Washington Cities more than justified a five percent raise for Wilson, who currently is paid just over $112,000 per year.

Coho, Tucker, Harrison House awarded for 'Excellence'

  • Jun 10, 2013 at 6:57PM

Trip Advisor awards certificates of excellence to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers. The award puts these establishments in the top-performing 10 percent of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor.

OPALCO plots change in course for better broadband

  • Jun 11, 2013 at 10:20AM

You spoke, they listened... and, "OPALCO now sees an opportunity to encourage the delivery of better broadband, at lower risk, by advancing a plan to share OPALCO’s infrastructure with all of the other internet service providers."

Change in plans: Courthouse parking lot closed for resurfacing starting Sunday

  • Jun 11, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 3:24PM

Any vehicle in the parking lot after Saturday, June 15, will be ticketed and towed. County employees are encouraged to carpool or use alternative means of transportation.

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