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Of feeding eagles & ruffled feathers | Letters

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 9:33AM

Personally, I don’t see much difference between a guy feeding eagles and people with wild bird feeders in their backyard. The issue here, is one of public safety.

When ferries fail, it's the San Juans that get the shaft | Letters

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 5:43PM

I was stranded while traveling alone, on foot, in Sidney, B.C. on Friday, July 11, when someone at Washington State Ferries made the decision to cancel the only sailing to Friday Harbor rather than replace the ailing M/V Chelan with the M/V Elwha. But it's a different story when ferries fail down Sound.

Boyd Crumpacker: 1961-2014 | Passages

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 5:49PM

Boyd will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, his passion for collecting old trucks, his remarkable strength, his amazing ability to get the job done, all along while keeping a smile on his face while doing so, regardless of the challenge.

County Elections seeks 'pro', 'con' writers for ballot measures

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 6:11PM

Got a beef with a ballot measure? Problem with proposed property tax hike? Or, perhaps you'd like to advocate in favor of such a proposal before the November election rolls around. If so, the San Juan County Elections department is looking for you.

SJC League of Women Voters call for no-net increase in crude oil shipments

  • Aug 4, 2014 at 8:00PM updated Aug 5, 2014 at 9:47AM

Deadline for comment on the draft environmental impact statement for the North Wing of BP'S Cherry Point refinery, in operation since 2001, is Wednesday, Aug.6. See what SJC LofWV president Diane Martindale has to say about the DEIS, here.

Rule of one? Canceled contract smacks of political payback, micro-management | As I See It

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 10:44AM

Mr. Jarman’s action has shown a complete disregard for our county’s charter by circumventing its requirement that only the full council can direct county employees. I also believe Mr. Thomas displayed questionable judgment by not questioning Mr. Jarman’s authority to “direct” him on this matter.

Meds missing, driver erractic and elusive, rumble with 'raccoon-cat'; San Juan County Sheriff's Log

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 4:55PM

July 29: At 0530, a Lopez Island man called stating that there was a raccoon in his bathroom. A deputy responded and found a “large, angry cat” in the bathroom. The cat caused some damage during the eviction process.

Donald Martin Hickethier: 1933–2014 | Passages

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 12:00PM

Don loved a good party, fishing, hunting, and “hanging” with his many friends, family and neighbors. He loved and could cook seafood, chili and venison in all forms. He was well known for his generosity, sense of humor, and love of the outdoors (at least if it wasn’t too cold or wet).

Got stuff to strut? Well, then, this runway's for you | Letters

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 1:00PM

The 8th annual Trashion Fashion Show is alive and well on Saturday night, Aug. 16, 6 p.m., at the main stage of the San Juan County Fair, with a Seattle DJ in “gold lame,” and a rockin’ runway. We have a cast of characters and there is room for more, i.e., you.

Body of missing woman found near her Oregon home

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 4:54PM

Oregon authorities on Monday located the body of Jennifer Huston, along with her SUV, in a remote area of Yamhill County. The Dundee-area resident went missing July 25. Huston, mother of two young sons, was known to have vacationed in the San Juans and local authorities had been alerted to be on the lookout for her. Click on this article for news about the case.

Angered over act of 'intolerance' | Letters

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 4:33PM

I've been driving for 56 years and never have I had anyone key my car. Never, that is, until...

Ferry ‘Sing-Along’ sets sail, Thursday—all aboard

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 3:31PM

San Juan Island’s very own barbershop singers will harmonize their way from Friday Harbor to Orcas Island, and back, aboard the inter-island ferry, joined by Sound Vibrations, San Juan’s women’s barbershop and jazz group, and whomever else gets bitten by the barbershop bug, and would like to join in.

Tangled up in Dylan; tribute features four island musicians

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 3:11PM

The musical spotlight will shine on one of America's most influential songwriters, Thursday, at San Juan Community Theatre, as four San Juan Island musicians join forces in a tribute to the music and the meaning of Robert Allen Zimmerman, aka Bob Dylan.

You could help name state's newest ferry; here's how

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 5:13PM

Names for ferries should carry statewide significance and represent the state’s image and culture, such as state adopted symbols, tribal names, names of bodies of water, geographic locations, cities, counties, relate to nautical heritage, etc.

'Interim' no more; Swalla named director of FH Labs

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 3:19PM

An active researcher and member of the Labs community since 1999, professor Billie Swalla agreed to serve as full-time director of the Labs for the next five years. Her appointment, effectively immediately, is subject to approval of the U of W Board of Regents.

Good going so far, but what’s ahead? Guest Column

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 3:32PM

Today, about a third of us are year-round islanders. But a lack of affordable homes and rentals will decrease that number. There soon may come a time for community intervention.

From The Journal editorial pages: Aug. 6 Edition | Opinion

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 4:06PM

Journal cartoonist Rob Pudim takes a swing of his own on primary election endorsements by the Democratic Party.

Wounded Warrior riders to tour San Juan Island

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 10:35AM

Following a tour of Whibey's Fort Casey State Park, Friday, riders and support teams will visit San Juan Island Saturday for a series of events, starting with a bicycle tour that begins at the San Juan Island Fire Department's Mullis Street fire station. Later in the day, San Juan Golf & Country Club will host a luncheon and golf competition, a "scramble" format, for roughly 60 or so participants of the Soldier Ride.

Spotlight shines on sea otters in Whale Museum lecture

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 11:56AM

Find out everything you wanted to know, and more, about sea otters in the next episode of the Friday Harbor Whale Museum's Summer Lecture Series, with Seattle Aquarium's Shawn Larson, Monday, Aug. 11.

Message emerges through eye of the beholder | Letters

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 12:52PM

What message does the Journal's most recent political cartoon convey? As letters from two readers demonstrate, it may depend on one's point of view.

Ronald Marshall Nelson: 1929—2014 | Passages

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 12:12PM

Ronald Nelson grew up in Friday Harbor, Wash., on San Juan Island, and graduated from Central Washington University in economics. While there he met Flossie Mitchell, his wife of 59 years, who preceded him in death.

San Juan man to serve 30 days for drug-related burglary, theft; Orcas man gets treatment in lieu of jail

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 3:47PM

The 28-year-old was confronted by local authorities after footage from a security camera revealed that he sold a 47-inch flat-screen TV at a Mount Vernon pawn shop. He reportedly told investigators that he broke into the home, stole the equipment and pawned what he could to repay a drug debt.

Three weeks, nine shows, 'Twelfth Night'; Shakespeare Under the Stars

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 6:04PM

Island Stage Left heads home to the outdoor stage on Wold Road for nine performances in its summer 2014 presentation of “Shakespeare Under the Stars,” featuring the Bard’s classic rib-tickling and heart-tugging romantic comedy, “Twelfth Night,” beginning Friday, Aug. 8.

Rob Roy McGregor: 1932—2014 | Passages

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 7:00AM

Rob was many things: charitable, decisive, funny, and determined. He was an excellent golfer, a better poker player and he enjoyed an evening gin and tonic.

Zucchini 500? More than just a whacky race | Letters

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 10:00AM

Future generations will someday attempt to describe the “Electrician’s Nightmare,” Susie Lefever’s racing zucchini, and Harry “The Honey man’s” CO2 cartridge powered creations, but I promise you this: it is impossible not to laugh, cheer, and be completely entertained.

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