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Five who would be sheriff: San Juan Islands will have a new top cop for the first time in 24 years | San Juan County Sheriff

  • Jul 7, 2010 at 11:02AM

Five law enforcement professionals want to be your next sheriff. The campaign is significant for these reasons: One, islanders will have a new sheriff for the first time in 24 years. Anyone alive since 1986 has known only Bill Cumming as the county’s top cop. Two, rarely has a single position on the San Juan County ballot generated so many candidates. All are colleagues with varied backgrounds. The field includes a past sheriff candidate, a retired police chief, a Town Council member, a county advisory board chairman, and the chairman of the prevention coalition.

Serial burglary suspect Colton Harris-Moore is wanted in federal court

  • Jul 7, 2010 at 11:40AM

Serial burglary suspect Colton Harris-Moore is now wanted in federal court. Harris-Moore has been charged in U.S. District Court in Seattle with interstate transportation of stolen property. He is also charged in Island County with flight to avoid prosecution and in San Juan County for forced entry burglary / burglary second degree.

'Barefoot Bandit' arrested Sunday, in custody in Bahamas; could be tried there first

  • Jul 11, 2010 at 9:00AM updated Jul 12, 2013 at 2:52PM

The Associated Press and other news organizations are reporting that Colton Harris-Moore, the serial burglary suspect, was arrested Sunday in the Bahamas and is in custody in the capital city of Nassau.

Supports Bob Myhr for County Council, Lopez/Shaw

  • Jul 13, 2010 at 11:12AM

I first met Bob Myhr when donating a preservation easement on our Lopez property to the San Juan Preservation Trust. We have been friends and fellow birders since, but it is his commitment to the conservation of these islands that has motivated me to get off my duff and help him get re-elected to the County Council.

Q&A: Candidates for San Juan County Sheriff

  • Jul 14, 2010 at 8:00AM updated at 10:59AM

The Journal of the San Juan Islands asked the candidates for San Juan County Sheriff four questions. Here are their answers.

Q&A: Candidates for 40th District House, Position 1

  • Jul 16, 2010 at 9:00AM updated Jul 29, 2013 at 12:17PM

The Journal of the San Juan Islands asked the candidates for 40th District state House of Representatives, Position 1, the following questions: 1. Friday Harbor and San Juan County have cut staffing, reduced services, and implemented unpaid furloughs to balance their budgets. What new revenue sources are available to local governments? 2. In what ways can the state Legislature further reduce state spending, increase state revenues, and ensure adequate levels of public services? 3. Washington State Ferries has been beset by financial and management problems. What are your recommendations for solving those problems? 4. Education funding: What are your recommendations for ensuring the Legislature meets its constitutional obligation to adequately fund public education? 5. What would be your top three priorities as a state representative? Here are their answers.

Q&A: Candidates for 40th District House, Position 2

  • Jul 16, 2010 at 10:47AM

The Journal of the San Juan Islands asked the candidates for 40th District state House of Representatives, Position 2, the following questions: 1. Friday Harbor and San Juan County have cut staffing, reduced services, and implemented unpaid furloughs to balance their budgets. What new revenue sources are available to local governments? 2. In what ways can the state Legislature further reduce state spending, increase state revenues, and ensure adequate levels of public services? 3. Washington State Ferries has been beset by financial and management problems. What are your recommendations for solving those problems? 4. Education funding: What are your recommendations for ensuring the Legislature meets its constitutional obligation to adequately fund public education? 5. What would be your top three priorities as a state representative? Here are their answers.

Supports Gonce for San Juan County Council, Lopez/Shaw

  • Jul 23, 2010 at 8:59AM

I would like to ask that you join me in voting for the most qualified person running for San Juan County Council, Lopez/Shaw: Jerry Gonce. Prior to coming to Lopez, Jerry had basically been a city manager for most of his working life, and doing it very successfully. During these troubled times, we need someone like Jerry, who is a "hands-on, get things done" kind of person who will tackle the problems we face with non-partisanship and fiscal responsibility. As Jerry says, "WE CAN DO BETTER!"

Colton Harris-Moore says he was 'scared' while on the run

  • Jul 23, 2010 at 3:00PM updated Aug 11, 2013 at 3:12PM

Colton Harris-Moore is turning down book and movie offers, saying his latest jaunt as an outlaw wasn’t anything to emulate – in fact, he was scared silly. According to attorney John Henry Browne, the teen suspect ignored a June offer of $50,000 and free representation by lawyer Jim Johanson because he was too afraid to turn himself in.

Near miss: tug carrying 8 million gallons of diesel loses propulsion near San Juans

  • Jul 29, 2010 at 10:00AM updated Aug 2, 2013 at 10:55AM

The state Department of Ecology (Ecology) and U.S. Coast Guard monitored the 170-meter tug and barge "Commitment" that lost propulsion and went adrift shortly after 1 p.m. on July 28 in the Strait of Juan de Fuca about 19 miles northwest of Port Angeles, posing the risk of an oil spill.

San Juan County solid waste survey is in the mail, online

  • Jul 30, 2010 at 5:51AM

A survey questionnaire about how San Juan County should approach current and future challenges in dealing with solid and hazardous waste has been mailed to about half of the households in San Juan County.

In their words: Candidates for sheriff | Jeff Asher

  • Aug 3, 2010 at 3:21PM

The Journal invited the five candidates for sheriff to tell you, in 400 words or less, what you need to know about what they will do as our top cop. Here are their guest columns.

In their words: Candidates for sheriff | Brad Fincher

  • Aug 3, 2010 at 3:24PM

The Journal invited the five candidates for sheriff to tell you, in 400 words or less, what you need to know about what they will do as our top cop. Here are their guest columns.

In their words: Candidates for sheriff | Brent Johnson

  • Aug 3, 2010 at 3:27PM

The Journal invited the five candidates for sheriff to tell you, in 400 words or less, what you need to know about what they will do as our top cop. Here are their guest columns.

In their words: Candidates for sheriff | Felix Menjivar

  • Aug 3, 2010 at 3:31PM

The Journal invited the five candidates for sheriff to tell you, in 400 words or less, what you need to know about what they will do as our top cop. Here are their guest columns.

In their words: Candidates for sheriff | Rob Nou

  • Aug 3, 2010 at 3:33PM

The Journal invited the five candidates for sheriff to tell you, in 400 words or less, what you need to know about what they will do as our top cop. Here are their guest columns.

Today is Election Day; ballots must be postmarked or placed in drop boxes by 8 p.m.

  • Aug 17, 2010 at 9:03AM

Today is Election Day. The top two vote-getters — regardless of party affiliation or preference — advance to the Nov. 2 general election. If you're going to mail in your ballot, it must be postmarked today. Ballot drop boxes in Friday Harbor, Eastsound and Lopez Village close at 8 p.m. Ballots can be dropped off at the Elections Office until 8 p.m.

Whidbey bank grows, sheds ‘Island’ unofficially

  • Aug 24, 2010 at 4:29PM

With its impressive profit earnings, top-notch new lending team, and an ever improving reputation, Whidbey Island Bank is once again in the market for new acquisitions.

Sheriff: Nou is top finisher in primary, second candidate 'too close to call'; links to other results here

  • Aug 17, 2010 at 7:29PM

San Juan County Sheriff's Deputy Rob Nou held a commanding lead in the race for sheriff Tuesday, leading the five-candidate field with 1,495 votes to advance to the Nov. 2 general election. The two top vote-getters in the primary advance to the general election. But who that second candidate would be was not clear Tuesday night when polls closed at 8 p.m.; Auditor Milene Henley said the race was "too close to call" between Sheriff's Detective Brent Johnson, 1,066 votes; Adult Probation Officer Brad Fincher, 956 votes; and Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Asher, 945.

Sheriff: Nou's lead secure; Johnson's lead for second spot on ballot holds

  • Aug 18, 2010 at 8:16PM

San Juan County Sheriff's Detective Brent Johnson's hold on a general election ballot spot continued to hold as ballots were counted Wednesday. With 400 ballots to be counted Thursday, Johnson was still the second-place finisher in the race for sheriff. He had 1,247 votes, Probation Officer Brad Fincher has 1,151, Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Asher had 1,121, and Sheriff's Deputy Felix Menjivar had 735. Sheriff's Deputy Rob Nou held a commanding lead, leading the five-candidate field with 2,086. The two top vote-getters will advance to the Nov. 2 general election.

The candidates for San Juan County Sheriff: Where they differ, and don’t

  • Sep 9, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Sep 10, 2013 at 3:02PM

San Juan County sheriff candidates Brent Johnson and Rob Nou have similar backgrounds, although Johnson’s is more urban and Nou’s is more rural. Both are involved in the communities in which they live. Both have similar ideas on how to improve efficiencies and training in the department. Both believe that an investment of resources and time in children now is the best way to stop crime in the future. Where they differ is how they would get the job done.

Links to information about the candidates for San Juan County sheriff

  • Sep 9, 2010 at 11:37AM

Detective Brent Johnson and Deputy Rob Nou are vying to become the first new sheriff in San Juan County in 24 years. Of five candidates, they were the top two vote-getters in the Aug. 17 primary and are on the Nov. 2 general election ballot. The sheriff earns $97,514 a year and manages a staff of 36 full-time employees and a budget of $2.3 million, which includes: $719,219, dispatch; $472,888, Enhanced E-911; $398,920, jail; and $209,615, Emergency Management. Here are links to information about the candidates.

Orcas Vikings win the Island Cup, defeat Friday Harbor 21-6 | Island Cup

  • Sep 10, 2010 at 7:00PM updated Sep 11, 2013 at 8:47AM

Friday Harbor running back Micah Powell ran 55 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to put the Wolverines on the scoreboard and keep the team's hopes alive. But Orcas Vikings running back Michael Longworthy followed up with a touchdown of his own -- his second of the night -- to seal the Vikings' Island Cup victory, Friday at Friday Harbor.

The trophy returns to Orcas Island: Memories from the 2010 Island Cup | Slideshow

  • Sep 15, 2010 at 7:00AM updated at 2:42PM

Friday Harbor running back Micah Powell ran 55 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to put the Wolverines on the scoreboard and keep the team's hopes alive. But Orcas Vikings running back Michael Longworthy followed up with a touchdown of his own — his second of the night — to seal the Vikings' Island Cup victory, Friday at Friday Harbor.

Journal, Sounder, Weekly schedule sheriff candidate forums Sept. 28, 29 on San Juan, Orcas, Lopez islands

  • Sep 15, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Sep 16, 2013 at 11:42AM

Detective Brent Johnson and Deputy Rob Nou want to be the next sheriff of San Juan County — the first new sheriff in 24 years. Here’s your opportunity to learn more about them and grill them on the issues.

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