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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.

A little humility; good place to start | Guest Column

  • Jul 4, 2014 at 5:00PM

Magnificent resident orcas mesmerize us while steadily sliding down the slope of extinction. Yet, we seem only willing to rearrange the deck furniture some, rather than fix the root problems.

Friday Harbor Labs nabs $46K utility rebate by reducing electrical demand

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Labs recent retrofit includes an upgrade to high-performance linear bulbs and ballasts, and replacement of incandescent lighting with LEDs, resulting in an estimated energy savings of 101,333 kilowatt hours a year, as well as a $46K rebate from OPALCO.

Big dock, big boats, bad idea; here's why | As I See It

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 7:00AM

There are virtually no docks on this side of the island and approving this project would open the doors to other similar development, leading to a cumulative negative environmental and aesthetic impact, as docks start to appear along the coves on the westside.

Toe-tappin', finger-snappin', lots happenin'; it's the happiest dance of all

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 9:00AM

The 30th annual Dance Happy extravaganza will feature more than 50 local performers, all ready to strut their stuff when the curtain rises on the island's most delightful dance of all, Saturday, June 14, at San Juan Community Theatre, beginning at 7 p.m.

Ranker re-appointed to national ocean council

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 11:05AM

"Our state’s coastline and maritime industries are the lifeblood of our economy," Ranker said. "I’m honored to be a voice for our Washington in the other Washington.”

Barbara Jean Schonefeld: 1931—2014 | Passages

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 12:00PM

Barbara Jean Schonfeld of Friday Harbor, Wash., passed away Sunday, June 22, at Life Care Center of the San Juan Islands. She was 83.

What dad wants most of all | Ferry Home Companion

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 3:07PM

The main thing that any dad wants most of all is to hear your voice. But if you're thinking about a new pair of pants for your dad on Father's Day, just make sure they fit. He may have lost weight.

Weekly Journal political cartoon; June 11 edition | Opinion

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published weekly in The Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on

All about you, food, and climate change

  • Jul 6, 2014 at 8:00AM

Chad Kruger, director of WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources, will cover topics ranging from agricultural production practices to cutting-edge research, to critical issues facing agriculture worldwide and closer to home, including climate change; discussion to follow.

Rockets red glare? Fourth of July tradition in peril

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 9:59AM

The future of Friday Harbor’s annual 4th of July fireworks display is in jeopardy for lack of financial support, according to the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, tasked with raising at least $15,000 to pay for the show. Click on this article to find out how you can help...

Bring on the 'Night'... summer concert series, that is

  • Jul 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

Season No. 3 of San Juan Community Theatre’s Night Music Summer Concert Series kicks off July 10, with pianist David Bayley’s “Boogie, Blues and Beyond,” and Laura Lee Chorba’s “Acoustic Heart & Soul Chic-Rock.”

Spike in derailments prompt new rules for trains carrying crude oil

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 11:16AM

The state Department of Ecology estimates the number of rail shipments of all types of crude oil went from zero barrels in 2011 to nearly 17 million barrels — roughly 714 million gallons — in 2013.

Westside San Juan property owners mull different spot for community dock; county withdraws DNS

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 3:19PM

According to a legal notice from the Community Development and Planning Department, a determination of non-significance was withdrawn because substantial changes have to be made to the proposal to move the dock to a different location than originally intended.

Why marines reserves? Let's count the ways | Guest Column

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Jun 17, 2014 at 9:23AM

The UW biological reserves, like those at Argyle Lagoon and False Bay, have the overarching goals of maintaining and restoring native biodiversity and ecosystem function, and facilitating education and research that is consistent with these goals. Is this important?

Orcas man faces drug, weapon charges following Rosario-area bust

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 5:20PM

The 40-year-old was taken into custody after San Juan County Sheriff's Department detectives and deputies, assisted by a Bellingham-based K-9 unit, served a search warrant at the man's home. Authorities seized drugs, cash, scales, packaging materials and firearms, according to the Sheriff's Department.

San Juan Island's Peterson, Hyde join CSA board of directors

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:33PM

“The addition of both Dave and Rich to the CSA board strengthens CSA’s ability to obtain real science and to contribute to the information base that guides land use policy in the county," CSA President David Cable said.

Your chance to be a U.S. ambassador; host a foreign student |Letters

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:37PM

Students from abroad are looking to learn a new culture and spend a school year in the USA. They come with their own insurance and spending money; host families provide three meal a day, and guidance.

B & B owner pays $100K for shoreline clearcut; Preservation Trust drops lawsuit

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 10:47AM

Accused in a Skagit County court of "timber trespass" and of illegally clear-cutting a portion of a waterfront nature preserve, a Anacortes B & B owner agreed to pay $100K to the Preservation Trust to settle the matter before it went to trial.

Spotlight to shine on farmland taxation program; potluck too

  • Jun 15, 2014 at 1:51PM

Friday Harbor attorneys Carla Higginson and Jamie Grifo will talk about the ins-and-outs of the current-use farm and agricultural tax break programs in the final presentation of San Juan Island Grange No. 966's spring lecture series, Wednesday, June 18.

What's up on the beach? More than you might think

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 1:12PM

As of today, forage fish spawning activity has been documented along 10 miles of local beaches; that's just four percent of the total length of shoreline in San Juan County and 10 percent of non-bedrock shores. Friends of the San Juans is searching for more as part of a state-funded survey.

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