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Journal political cartoon; June 4 edition | Opinion

  • Jun 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

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.

Spotlight shines on climate change

  • Jun 5, 2014 at 2:00PM

Experts on impacts of climate change featured in summer lecture series

CAO? Does more harm than good | Letters

  • Jun 5, 2014 at 6:00PM

Visually improving the shoreline by increasing setbacks is going to look nice to boaters, but it’s going to seriously impact the trades that otherwise would have been hired to make improvements without all the red tape.

Mar Vista marina? Outraged by it all | Letters

  • Jun 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

Please help to make the residents of the island aware of this and ask all to contact the local permit department. Thank you.

Your fire district, your property taxes, your fire insurance, and you | Guest Column

  • Jun 6, 2014 at 3:00PM updated at 6:14PM

Soon, six identical new fire engines will be delivered to San Juan Island. Every fire station on the island will soon house an engine that is designed to meet our community's unique needs. And, it will require no new taxes or fees from you... here's why, and how it works...

Spotlight: 'Meet-n-greet' finalists for WSF top job Monday, at FH House

  • Jun 6, 2014 at 5:49PM

The top two contenders to fill the shoes of David Moseley are former Pierce County executive and prosecuting attorney John Landenburg, aand Captain George Capacci, former deputy chief of Ferries operations and construction, appointed acting assistant secretary following Moseley's recent departure.

A boiling frog and the Bill of Rights | Letters

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 5:00AM

There is an apparent widespread lack of concern, much less resistance, to the abuses to the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution.

Christmas came early with ‘Annie’

  • Jun 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

Praises for San Juan Community Theater's production of 'Annie'.

Longtime San Juan County public works employee dies in motorcycle crash

  • Jun 8, 2014 at 10:36PM

Mike Copas, a longtime employee of county Public Works and the department's ER&R manager, died in a motorcycle crash near the Interstate 5 southbound on-ramp in Burlington, late Friday afternoon. He was 56.

Sheriff's new public safety boat in port, ready for duty

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 9:57AM

Funded by a $600,000-plus federal grant and built by Burlington-based Munson Boats, the Sentinel and its arrival in Friday Harbor signal an end to a two-year bureaucratic odyssey for the Sheriff’s Department and the beginning of a new era of public safety out on the water.

Who's running the show at OPALCO? | Letters

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 10:33AM

If OPALCO's board of directors didn’t know their lawyers were threatening people to silence them, that is a considerable dereliction of duty. If they did know and are denying it, the implications of that speak loudly about their fitness for their positions.

Race of the month? ‘Runners World’ picks San Juan Island marathon

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 11:35AM

Several changes are in store for the 2014 marathon, Sunday, June 22: a new course, still with plenty of hills, and start and finish lines at Lakedale Resort, a first-time host of the event. The Marathon and the Three Lakes Triathlon will both take place June 22, for the first time as well.

Saddle up: San Juan County 4-H to host three-day equestrian show

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 11:00AM

The summer show features dressage and equitation over fences, June 27, performance in English and Western competition, June 28, and the ever-popular “gaming” events, June 29.

United Way: Cornerstone of a community that cares | Guest Column

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 11:48AM

At a recent luncheon, an island newcomer said she moved here from a place where people didn’t help each other out. When she “got off the boat” for her new job here, people practically ran her over with offers to help. She was blown away...

Outraged over latest communications outage | Letters

  • Jul 3, 2014 at 1:38PM

Wednesday was a wake-up-call for islanders—with three phone companies serving us and still to be completely cut off from communication with the outside world. If we don't demand change and get it, shame on us.

Wade Paul Hill: 1920—2014 | Passages

  • Jul 3, 2014 at 2:00PM

Wade’s great passion in life was yacht racing and in this he was very successful. He was on the winning Trans-Pac boat, a Cal 40, Psyche in 1968. He has sailed many boats, winning many races in many places.

Puerto Vallarta's best club band headlines Home Trust 'Fiesta'

  • Jul 3, 2014 at 2:19PM

The fundraiser features dinner, dancing, a silent auction and a raffle drawing... the prize? A week's stay in a condo in Puerto Vallarta with dinner out, and concert with, Los Bambinos in their hometown.

Update: Communications restored after widespread nine-hour outage in SJs

  • Jul 3, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 5:22PM

Wednesday's outage, reminiscent of—but much abbreviated in duration compared to—the 10-day loss of communications in November, lasted roughly nine hours. It began when a contractor working on behalf of OPALCO in Friday Harbor dug into an underground transmission line.

Get to know your volunteer firefighter | Guest Column

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Ben Waldron is a Firefighter 2, a Wildland Firefighter 2, and is most active in and proud of his position on the fire boat operations team. He is among a growing number of islanders who are cross-trained to work as a firefighter and an emergency medical technician.

Meet your local volunteer firefighter | Guest Column

  • Jul 4, 2014 at 7:00AM

Although he has been trained in all aspects of beginning and advanced firefighting, Michael Hartzell's favorite roll is fighting structural fires, as a hose man. “Its more fun!”

Town to host retirement party, reception for Picinich

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 7:00AM

Friday Harbor's Wendy Picinich is stepping down as elected town treasurer and finance officer June 15. She began what would turn into a 30-year career with the town Jan. 1, 1984.

San Juan men face felony charges for alleged break-in, weapons theft

  • Jul 4, 2014 at 8:00AM

Authorities claim the two men broke into a home in the Lampard Road area on the night of May 22 and, after searching from room to room, made off with a jar full of coins, a $20 bill and a 9-mm Glock handgun from a bedroom cabinet.

Encore, encore… It's The Met: Live in HD summer series

  • Jul 4, 2014 at 9:00AM

Since launching its Live in HD series in December 2006, the Metropolitan Opera has become a leading producer of alternative cinema content, hitting 15 million tickets sold in April, with Puccini’s La Bohème.

Crisis in health care on San Juan? Indeed; here's why | Letters

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 1:08PM

The present cadre of primary care providers is dangerously shorthanded and are themselves approaching the end of their careers. In the absence of strategic planning, within a few years there will be no primary care for our people. But the bigger issue is...

Friday Harbor Class 2014: '...with the help of friends and a little magic'

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 12:16PM

From the opening “Welcome” address by ASB President Erin McCauley, to concluding speeches by class co-valedictorians Emily Guard and Libby Snow, representatives of the Friday Harbor High School Class of 2014 made it clear that high school graduation is a collective cause, and that Saturday’s commencement ceremony was as much about family, friends, supporters, mentors, employers and well-wishers, as it was about those donned that evening in the customary cap-and-gown.

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