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Wilson Derby crowns first-ever female champion

  • Apr 14, 2014 at 6:49PM

Brenda Schmidt's 21.33-pound salmon isn't the largest Wilson Derby winner, but it proved big enough to earn her first place at the conclusion of the 10-week long fishing competition, and to land her a place in the record books as the derby's first-ever female champ.

SJ's Jensen Shipyard earns state leadership 'green' award

  • Apr 14, 2014 at 6:56PM

The Clean Boating Foundation of Washington's Leadership Clean "certification" recognizes the "outstanding commitment to environmental responsibility and restoring the health of Puget Sound" to Albert Jensen and Sons - known to generations of islanders as Jensen Shipyards.

OPALCO to offer free Wi-Fi at ferry landings for members with SmartHub account

  • Apr 14, 2014 at 7:07PM

OPALCO members signed up for SmarHub, the co-op's electronic billing system, can access Wi-Fi for free at ferry landings in the San Juans beginning May 5. Create a SmartHub account by going online (www.opalco.com) or by telephone, 376-3500, where a representative will assist.

Debate over Growlers clouded by echoes of ‘Chicken Little’ | Letters

  • Apr 14, 2014 at 7:12PM

The sky isn’t falling. The Growler noise is affecting people region wide. The sky isn’t falling, just asking for peace and quiet. The base isn’t closing. The only ones to keep proclaiming that are the Chicken Littles of the region.

Health Matters: How to stay healthy this spring | Guest Column

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 10:33AM

Springtime can be prime time for catching colds. On top of that, many of us will have to deal with pollens and allergens. So, what should we do to safeguard our health at this time of the year? Here are a few guidelines:

Kudos to many for Great Island Cleanup, a sweeping success | Letters

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 10:57AM

A grand total of 3,500 pounds of litter was collected from our roadsides and beaches. The students from Stillpoint School, who combed the town streets between their school and the library, and collected four huge garbage bags full of litter – had this to say: “We love being a part of this event every year. Our loads were lightened when a police officer... "

District dinged by state audit... again

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 11:41AM

The latest state audit of the San Juan hospital district’s books noted that financial controls “are inadequate to ensure accurate reporting,” but found no wrongdoing, misappropriation of funds or noncompliance which would require reporting to other government agencies or the legislature. District commission Chairman Dr. Michael Edwards said, “The auditors accepted our commitment to address the issues identified and said they will follow up during..."

Easter basket sale & fundraiser

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 1:28PM

Get ready for Easter and help support local health care with the purchase of an Easter Basket from Peace Island Volunteers. Baskets will be on sale Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the lobby of Peace Island Medical Center, 1117 Spring Street.

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.

Tug-of-war over Navy jet noise aired in D.C.

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 9:34AM

‘It was a better reception than we expected,’ — Mike Monson, Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve

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.

FHES sign up for kindergarten, April 22-23

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 3:00PM

Parents seeking to enroll their child in the 2014-15 kindergarten session should call the school to set up an appointment (378-5209, ext. 1).

Free vessel safety check at ‘Boat Fair’

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 11:00AM

The focus is to improve the quality and delivery of education for the boating public and vessel examinations that are conducted in the San Juan Islands.

Fracas over fiber: What I believe | Letters

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 2:00PM

"I support the Co-op’s taking the time necessary to examine very carefully all aspects of that role from the standpoint of prudent fiscal standpoint of prudent fiscal policy and enhancing, not harming, island businesses."

Marine Naturalists get ‘Geared-Up’

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 5:00PM

The Whale Museum hosts its annual Marine Naturalist Gear-Up to discuss the changes in orca sightings and behaviors in recent years will take place at San Juan Grange.

Lives at risk from distracted joggers | Letters

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 8:00PM

Close call for this Friday Harbor driver and two joggers on Beaverton Valley Road.

Through the lens; Easter egg hunt at Jackson's Beach | Slideshow

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

Grey skies? Chilly breeze? They were last things on the mind of the throng of children that descended upon Jackson's Beach, Sunday, combing the waterfront in search of brightly colored eggs in San Juan Fire & Rescue's annual Easter egg hunt, and with the Easter Bunny cheering them on.

Art, refreshments, music, and more, at Grange Hall Open House—tonight

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 11:51AM

View the entries for the Grange Arts and Crafts Contest, check out the beginnings of the Makers Guild Tool Library, and scope out the plans for a new water-view deck. The event, which begins at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, features refreshments, music, and friendship.

Cooper-West tosses two-hit shutout; Wolverines trample Trojans, 7-zip | Baseball

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 1:05PM

After a bumpy 1-and-3 start to the season, the Wolverines have been on a tear, winning seven of their last nine games, with one tie, a 1-1 stalemate against Division 2A Squalicum on the road, and falling only to Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) in a 5-1 loss, April 12, at Cedar Park, during that nine-game stretch.

Here's an example of how not to win friends | Letters

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 1:48PM

Orcas Island's Lambiel Museum is an incredible celebration and exhibition of our local artistic talents, and the building department is harassing the owner, Leo Lambiel, to the point where he is going to move it to LaConner. Why are we shooting ourselves in the foot?

Measles alert update: Four cases 'suspected' in Friday Harbor; one confirmed

  • Mar 31, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Apr 2, 2013 at 7:16PM

The county department of health bulletin said exposure to the disease may have occurred in the afternoon and evening hours of March 21 to March 24 in downtown Friday Harbor. The incubation period for the disease is seven to eighteen days. Questions about exposure, symptoms and immunization can be directed to the county health department, 378-4474.

Measles outbreak stands at six; no new cases reported

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 4:00PM

A total of six cases have been reported among San Juan Island residents since March 22. While all the known cases have passed the infectious period, additional cases may be present, and symptoms from the outbreak could develop as late as April 29.

Town and county strike deal at Sutton Road

  • Apr 24, 2014 at 8:00AM

Negotiations among the town, the county and Lautenbach Recyling have been ongoing for nearly two years after a town-county selection committee used a “proposal approach” under state law.

Of quilts, quarters and quirks of history

  • Apr 24, 2014 at 10:00AM

“Quilts, Quarters and Quirks of History” is the theme of the many exhibits, tours, lectures and special events that will be on hand as part of this year’s commemoration of National Historic Preservation Month.

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