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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.

Cleanup kudos and reminder | Editorial

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Journal extends an enthusiastic “thank you” to those who collected nearly three tons of litter from the islands’ roadsides and beaches. And the 25th annual Hazardous Waste Roundup takes place April 26 and June 21 respectively.

Bunnies, brightly colored eggs & flashlights: It's Easter

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 11:00AM

The annual Easter Egg Hunt at Jackson’s Beach, sponsored by San Juan Island Fire & Rescue, begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 20. d plastic ones, too, which can be redeemed for prizes (no more than two per child). The hunting grounds will be divided into four areas to accommodate children of varying ages.

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.”

Inside the issues: Of fiber, broadband and OPALCO board election

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 11:26AM

OPALCO is moving ahead with expanding its Island Network services from its base of fiber optic cable servicing its electric grid. It is already an internet service provider and a network provider, mostly in populated areas like Friday Harbor and Eastsound, and it resells "backhaul" fiber connections to ISPs such as Rock Island, The Computer Place, CenturyLink, NoaNet and Zito Media.

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.

Elegant Edibles: tops for delicious desserts

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 2:00PM

CATS annual Elegant Edibles, 9 a.m. to noon in the theatre lobby, features holiday treats for sale, a “spring basket” raffle drawing, musical entertainment by San Juan Island’s very own Baker Boys.

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.”

Property taxes payments due by April 30

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

First-half of the year property tax payments are due April 30. Payment can be made by check or cash, or online by credit card: www.pointandpay.net (online payment includes a fee).

My position on immunization | Guest Column

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vaccines are one of the most controversial topics among parents these days, with a growing number questioning whether to give their kids recommended shots. Nearly 40 percent of parents have delayed or declined at least one of their children's shots—a practice that's fueling outbreaks of infectious diseases, from mumps to measles and whooping cough, that were once nearly eliminated by vaccination

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.

'Hands-on, Feet Wet'; marine education progam for teens

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 7:00AM

Spring Street International School has launched Inland Ocean Studies, an immersive summer program for 14-18 year olds devoted to marine science and maritime ecology. The program’s goal is to introduce inquisitive young people to world-class scientists researching the marine environment of these biologically diverse islands.

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

San Juans star in newest ‘Nash’ thriller

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

You can pick up a copy of “Deadly Echoes,” by author Philip Donlay at Griffin Bay Books, Saturday, April 19 from 2-4 p.m.

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.

San Juan distillery reaps awards

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 2:00PM

Apple brandy nets gold, best of class, gin earns silver

Friday Harbor Soroptimists honor effort and achievements

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 3:00PM

Linda Degnan Cobos, Heidi Evans, Lenora Johnson were honored at this year's Friday Harbor Soroptimists annual awards luncheon.

Wolverines net nine wins at Granite Falls Invite | Girls tennis

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 5:08PM

Freshman Yasmin Sarah, playing in the No. 2 singles slot, swept all three of opponents she faced in the four-school round-robin tournament, highlighted by a 8-7 pro-set victory against Vashon that Yasmin sealed with a 13-11 win in the pivotal tie-breaker.

Time to toss those toxics; hazardous waste round-up nears

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 3:32PM

San Juan County’s Hazardous Waste Round-up gives residents a no-cost opportunity to dispose of up to 25 gallons of surplus or waste materials.

Journal political cartoon; April 16 edition | Opinion

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 5:00PM

Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on SanJuanJournal.com.

Love, tragedy, opera; together in high-def

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 6:00PM

Jonas Kaufman stars in “Werther,” an opera based on Goethe’s revolutionary and tragic romance, and broadcast live in high-definition

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