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Top Ten of 2013: No. 2; Downriggers destroyed by fire

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 6:00AM updated at 12:05PM

Dispatched to the scene at about 2:30 a.m., firefighters prevented the fire from spreading to the building’s ground floor but were unable to keep it from gutting the top story, home to Downriggers for more than 20 years and several iconic waterfront eateries earlier as well, like The Mariner.

Parks completes Westcott Bay acquisition

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 6:00AM

The newly protected land, primarily woodlands located along a half-mile of pristine Westcott Bay shoreline

No cause for complaint over 'legitimate' lease | Letters

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 11:09AM

It is unconscionable that those who have made no investment somehow believe that they have the right to dictate a perfectly legitimate use of private property simply because they don't like it.

Appalled by Christmas Eve excess | Guest Column

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 10:34AM

The other officer held the lunging officer back with two arms on him and his head down like a blocker for the Seahawks, I repeat, held him back as if in a barroom brawl, but this officer has a weapon. I have never seen such wanton lack of training or professionalism from an armed officer.

From the frontier: Waldron declares itself 'drone-free zone', lobbies County Council to follow suit

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 4:18PM

At a community meeting in November, residents of the sixth-largest island in San Juan County voted in overwhelming numbers to declare Waldron a "drone-free zone." Then, they sent a letter to the county asking that the county council do the same.

Orcas Island struck by chickenpox outbreak

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 4:47PM

Shortly after the first incident, 11 children were immunized at Kaleidoscope Preschool and Childcare Center. Two of those kids, who were thought to have contracted chickenpox, were later deemed to have had a negative reaction to the immunization. Doctors cleared them to return to school.

Tops from 2013? not all doom and gloom | Guest Column

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 5:00PM

Reading the year in review, editorials, Rants and Raves… it seems that there was nothing but depressing news this year: Water line breaks, bridge collapses, severed cables, CAO appeals, downtown leases, suspicious packages, fires and, worst of all, faulty Christmas lights. But before you go running for the Advil, I want to assure you that 2013 was also a year of many good things in Friday Harbor. Let’s re-visit some of the better moments in 2013:

Sheriff: contentious Christmas Eve traffic stop 'unfortunate', but warranted

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 7:05PM

The ensuing verbal exchange between the driver and deputy that pulled him over quickly became heated and, according to several witnesses, that dispute nearly escalated into an altercation.

Sheriff issues statement on Christmas Eve traffic stop

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 7:15PM

As your law enforcement officers, we have a fundamental duty to protect life and property. We also have a duty to enforce the law. This includes the enforcement of traffic laws.

Christmas Eve traffic stop? The driver's side | Opinion

  • Jan 2, 2014 at 3:15PM

“We were just carrying on our family tradition of caroling through Friday Harbor on Christmas Eve,” Mark E. McCutcheon said. “I am not sure what set off Deputy Menjivar. If it had not been for Deputy Korth, I do not know what would have happened."

Edward F. Smith, Jr. 1929-2013 | Passages

  • Jan 2, 2014 at 2:35PM

Edward and Rose purchased a ranch on San Juan Island with the intent to convert it to a B&B. After renovating the old school house on the property, the 10-room States Inn & Ranch opened for business in 1991.

Counterpoint: Duty to uphold the law, traffic laws, too | Letters

  • Jan 2, 2014 at 3:33PM

I have spoken with Sheriff Nou and will continue to arrest the impaired driver, I will stop the speeder, the person talking with the cellphone to their ear, the person not wearing their safety belts, or not stopping at stop signs. I will address the vehicle equipment violations, especially the lack of taillights and brake lights.

New mission, new manager, new $325K grant for derelict vessel removal program

  • Jan 3, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jan 6, 2014 at 12:16PM

In a state with more than 300,000 recreational and commercial boats and over 2.4 million acres of state-owned aquatic lands, derelict or abandoned boats can cause serious environmental problems.

Kiwanis Christmas toy drive a success; many to thank| Letters

  • Jan 3, 2014 at 6:12PM

Because of you, and the work of all my fellow Kiwanians, Christmas came to 77 island children this year. It was a pleasure.

New rules require hospitals to disclose health care policies

  • Jan 6, 2014 at 6:56PM

The rules also require hospitals within 60 days to "submit to the department its policies related to access to care" in the areas of admission, non-discrimination, end of life care and reproductive health care. After review by the DOH, each hospital must post the policies on its web site.

Clash over Customs? San Juan Island has been there before

  • Jan 6, 2014 at 7:00PM

The gauntlet was thrown the next day when Ebey and Webber called on Griffin with a proclamation naming Webber assistant collector of customs on San Juan Island. Ebey left soon thereafter and Webber pitched his tent “immediately” behind Griffin’s cabin, garnishing the act by running up an American flag. That did it for Griffin...

Tooth Mobile return; apply by Jan. 13 for appt.

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 9:00AM

Fish For Teeth and San Juan County Health Department sponsor this clinic to provide dental care for anyone who is unable to afford it.

Northwest Marine Technologies founder OK after airplane crash

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 2:00PM updated at 4:59PM

Keith Jefferts was transported by Airlift Northwest to Bellingham's St. Joseph's hospital, where he was treated for cuts and contusions and released.

Time to mend some fences | Editorial

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 6:00PM

This isn’t the first time complaints have been voiced against the sheriff’s department.

Harry C. ‘Tiny’ Youngberg: 1932—2013 | Passages

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 10:00AM

Harry 'Tiny' Youngberg is survived by his wife, Ruth, of 63 years, and his three daughters.

Journal political cartoon; January 8 edition | Opinion

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 1:00PM

Cartoon musings on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on

Islanders assist at Red Cross emergency shelter in Everett

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 4:56PM

Phil and Nancy Schober were among seven volunteers from the Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross that have helped to staff an emergency shelter in Everett, which opened Dec. 15. That day, an apartment fire in downtown Everett claimed the life of one person and left 20 others in need of temporary housing.

Whistleblower deserves to be praised, not persecuted | Letters

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 6:04PM

Contrary to those in our nation’s capitol who don’t seem to understand our Constitution, and to those international corporations who profit from and wish to maintain our “War on Terror”, whistleblowers such as Edward Snowden are national heroes that have risked their lives and futures to preserve our civil rights.

Mysterious creature in our midst

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 3:32PM

Little is known about the vampire-esque creatures despite the fact that they are the oldest fish found in the Columbia River system, appearing in the fossil record 450 million years ago.

Doctor’s daughter: ‘Underpinning’ a memoir

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 5:00AM

Reed's vivid descriptions evoke whole days from the past, such as the town's 1916 Fourth of July celebration and town picnic at Turn Point.

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