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- Jan 22, 2014 at 7:32PM
Believing that the U.S. military was conducting "war games" off the west side of Whidbey Island Tuesday morning, Jan. 21, with members of the Southern residents killer whales in the area, a commercial whale-watch operator sounded the alarm.
- Jan 23, 2014 at 5:00AM
The Navy says the extension was made “[i]n response to public and elected official requests, and in order to ensure all surrounding communities have ample opportunity to provide input.”
- Jan 23, 2014 at 9:00AM
Whale-watchers in the San Juans have always felt great affection for the venerable orca, whose exhalation was always accented by that distinctive wheeze.
- Jan 23, 2014 at 10:26AM
San Juan County issued a press release Wednesday, Jan. 22, warning that Washington Courts have received reports of a fraudulent email being widely distributed around the U.S. with the subject line “Urgent court notice NR#73230” (or another random number). It claims the receiver is scheduled to appear in “the court of Washington.”
- Jan 23, 2014 at 12:32PM
January 10, 2014, was Orientation Day for the tenth anniversary session of the LSJI professional development program. This first of 12 sessions was held at Harrison House of Friday Harbor.
- Jan 23, 2014 at 1:00PM
Renewal of this levy sustains the continuing excellence of our instructional and co-curricular programs.
- Jan 23, 2014 at 2:19PM
“If a person is late paying their bill, you can bet their cable, Internet, cell phone or landline provider will let you know about it,” Ranker said. “Isn’t it only fair that if those same providers fail to provide a service consumers have paid for that the consumers are compensated when that service isn’t provided? I think so and that’s what this bill is about.”
- Jan 24, 2014 at 6:00AM
I want the fine officers to know that the majority of this island supports them in every way and that the majority surely thank them for their front line defense of this nation’s borders.
- Jan 24, 2014 at 5:07PM
In a Jan. 14 press release, COER President Michael Monson announced that the organization is now seeking removal of the jets from Whidbey Island, not just stopping further use of OLF Coupeville for Navy "touch and go" carrier landing exercises.
- Jan 24, 2014 at 5:34PM
It’s time for thinking about planting in late winter and early spring to get plants established during our rainy season. And to help with your planning - it’s also time for the annual San Juan County Master Gardener/Conservation District Native Plant Sale.
- Jan 24, 2014 at 5:15PM
Liam Eugene Wilson was welcomed into the world Oct. 10, 2013 by his parents Kyle and Melanie Wilson of Friday Harbor, and big sister Kyra. He weighed eight pounds, 1.7 ounces at birth, and was 19.1 inches in length.
- Jan 24, 2014 at 6:45PM
The old island cops would have joined in the caroling, or at least escorted the carolers around town, especially if my friend Mark was driving.
- Jan 25, 2014 at 7:00AM
One concern the bill aims to address is the risk of transgenic fish escaping into native-fish habitats. Bill sponsor Rep. Cary Condotta, R-East Wenatchee, said he questions the sterility of the transgenic fish and doesn’t want to take the chance of them escaping and possibly crossbreeding with other salmon.
- Jan 25, 2014 at 1:00PM
The BLM manages 980 acres of lands within the San Juan Archipelago, which became one of the nation's newest National Monument through a Proclamation signed by President Obama on March 25, 2013. deChadenedes is scheduled to report to the Lopez Island BLM office March 9.
- Jan 27, 2014 at 9:42AM
A fire at a home on San Juan Island's Skottowe Lane apparently started when heat from a large stone fireplace, similar to that of a hunting lodge, ignited a wall made of wood that surrounds it, at about 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25.
- Jan 28, 2014 at 9:17AM
Nathaniel Wight and students from the Bronx Design & Construction Academy traveled to Abu Dhabi to accept the Zayed Future Energy Prize on behalf of the school.
- Jan 28, 2014 at 11:06AM
A two-term incumbent, White was first elected to the position in 2005 and ran unopposed in 2010. A former longtime clerk of the court department assistant, she took over the position following a successful first-time bid for elected office and on the heels of the retirement of former clerk Mary Jean Cahail.
- Jan 28, 2014 at 10:00AM
Basic education funding provided by the state of Washington is not sufficient to fully fund our district’s programs.
- Jan 28, 2014 at 12:49PM
The Foundation filed an amicus brief ("friend of the court") that backs the positions of the Common Sense Alliance and P.J. Taggares Company, petitioners in the continuing challenge to the final decision and order of the Hearings Board.
- Jan 28, 2014 at 1:00PM
Citizens for the Core is in pursuit of an alternative to U.S. Customs lease at First & Spring, one in which everyone would benefit.
- Jan 28, 2014 at 3:00PM
The nature of war changes as does the nature of communities; as a community grows so does the need for peaceful co-existence.
- Jan 28, 2014 at 7:00PM
Sitting in the audience at the Community Theatre, watching "On the Fringe", the local playwrights festival, Journal columnist Howard Schonberger is reminded of the late Ethel Barrymore, and of the lasting impression that the accomplished actress made on him.
- Jan 29, 2014 at 5:00AM
The beauty of this tight-knit community is that they all know the importance of a quality education.
- Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM
The loss to the Lyncs is the latest dip in the Wolverines roller-coaster season. They bounced back from a 62-38 defeat at Orcas, Jan. 17, to rout Concrete 52-13 at home. Tabatha Keane scored 13 and Maddie Kincaid contributed 10 in the win.
- Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jan 31, 2014 at 10:27AM
The Lyncs turned a 5-point advantage at the end of the first period into a 7-point lead at the half, outscored Friday Harbor by four in the third and coasted to a 61-53 victory in a regional 1A Division match up Saturday, Jan. 25, on their home court.