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- May 16, 2014 at 7:00AM
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.
- May 16, 2014 at 7:00AM
Ted Grossman, a long-time Orcas Islander and former owner and editor of the Islands’ Sounder, passed away on May 3 with his wife Kay and children Alex and Marcy by his side after a brief battle with metastatic lung cancer.
- May 16, 2014 at 8:00AM
The second annual Friday Harbor Film Festival will again feature documentaries that explore life in the Pacific Ocean and Pacific Rim, but the date of this year’s Film Fest is different than a year ago, about three weeks later.
- May 16, 2014 at 11:20AM
The 52-year-old, who was headed south on an access road that connects the sports complex to Carter Avenue, was traveling at a high-rate of speed when he struck a chain across the entrance to the ballfields, according to the San Juan County Sheriff's Department.
- May 16, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 2:42PM
Pet Lovers Fair, grand prize, mile stroll featured in first-ever APS Dodie Gann Memorial Dog Walk. Water and snack stations will be available along the route to provide sustenance for both people and pooches, and participants can also mingle with pet care industry vendors and service providers.
- May 16, 2014 at 3:00PM
Diana Mancel, the theatre’s newly hired volunteer coordinator, worked part-time as front-of-house-manager for the theatre when she first moved to San Juan Island in 2008.
- May 17, 2014 at 12:00PM
This event happens because of people who care — both the volunteers who put it on every year and the visitors who would be disappointed if it ever went away.
- May 17, 2014 at 3:00PM
Born into a family on noted mbira players, Musekiwa Chingodza began playing mbira at the age of five and considers the instrument and its music as more than simply entertainment.
- May 17, 2014 at 6:00PM
Class participants will learn about marine stewardship and the "Responsible Kayaker Code," which aims at reducing disturbances to marine wildlife and irresponsible boating practices, at either of two training sessions hosted by the Whale Museum.
- May 19, 2014 at 6:30PM
Rainer found the perfect life on San Juan Island, boating and being on the water, discovering new places with the Friday Walkers, and never tiring of living by the sea, with a view of the Olympic Mountains.
- May 19, 2014 at 6:34PM
Here’s a second—and last—attempt to make a few points. I was not speeding nor distracted by a cell phone (I don’t own one) nor by another in the car (I was alone), nor by my car’s sound system (it’s broken), nor by the attributes of the joggers; I didn’t see them until… I nearly hit someone.
- May 19, 2014 at 6:47PM
We appreciate WDFW’s attention to protecting surf smelt, but the agency needs to take two other steps in conjunction with any proposed changes to harvest rules. First, we need to learn just how many smelt swim in the Salish Sea, and whether current harvests threaten those fish.
- May 19, 2014 at 7:00PM
The new application has proven popular, with 14 reports registered in less than 24 hours after the application went active in the afternoon of May 15. Visitors to the website can enter their own observations and access prior entries by clicking on the red dots on the map.
- May 20, 2014 at 4:00PM updated May 21, 2014 at 12:57PM
From the time of its unveiling, Interaction has become a gathering place for islanders and visitors—especially children, awed by the sculpture’s size, engaging motif, and deep, colorful carvings. Members of the original Portals of Welcome Committee are raising funds to have the house posts professionally restored and repainted, and to have a community/tribal celebration upon the completion.
- May 20, 2014 at 5:11PM
Obviously the cast put their heart and soul into the performance; but, what also deserves recognition are the dozens of people who work countless hours quietly, and efficiently behind the scenes.
- May 20, 2014 at 10:00PM
The idea of combining the county auditor and county treasurer offices was resurrected May 13 by County Councilman Bob Jarman. “I know the idea has been considered before,” Jarman said. “I just want to find out whether the county might save money with such a change..."
- May 21, 2014 at 2:41PM
Every April and October, as I write those checks to the county, I thank the commissioners for allowing me to help out Paul Allen by paying the taxes that he is being allowed to avoid. After all, my Social Security check went up a whole $18 a month this year, so...
- May 21, 2014 at 2:00PM
Contested races coming up for San Juan County treasurer, sheriff, court clerk. Even though most candidates are unopposed and the county council has decided not to put any charter amendments on the ballot.
- May 21, 2014 at 2:27PM
Meeker finished second overall among 36 players competing in the women's field of the Tri-District, Tuesday, May 20, at Gold Mountain Golf Course in Bremerton, three strokes behind Tri-District champion Hannah Hoh of King's High School. The 16 players with the lowest scores advance to State.
- May 22, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 9:08AM
A total of 16 groups will share $409K in county lodging tax dollars in 2015. The LTAC facilities grants are about half of the lodging tax funds available for distribution by the county.
- May 22, 2014 at 9:00AM
Over the last several years there have been all kinds of wild statements by the CSA and its supporters claiming some property owners would not be able to build on their properties, that their dreams were being taken away from them, that they would not be able to obtain mortgage financing of a non-conforming property, etc.
- May 22, 2014 at 10:00AM
Your prayers and support throughout my heart surgeries have been overwhelming and truly a humbling experience.
- May 22, 2014 at 1:00PM
Award-winning Bellingham-based folk, bluegrass band lights up Rumor Mill, Friday, May 23 at 8:30 p.m. Formed in March 2010, the group is based out of Bellingham, Wash. and has been making a name for itself throughout the Northwest for its expressive roots tracks and explosive live shows.
- May 22, 2014 at 4:00PM
The opera is considered a fascinating paradox: a frothy comedy of manners with an intensely dark take on human nature.
- May 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 10:16AM
The BLM will host a series of gatherings to enlist public participation and input in helping to draft the interim policy. Time will be allotted for group and personal discussion, and a children’s activity table will be offered so that parents have opportunity to participate as well.