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- 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...
- 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.
- 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to a legal notice from the Community Development and Planning Department, a determination of non-significance was withdrawn because substantial changes have to be made to the proposal to move the dock to a different location than originally intended.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jun 17, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 11:16AM
Even after 50 years in the teaching profession, Goff is still going strong, spending up to 40 hours a week helping children learn how to read at Friday Harbor Elementary School. The only difference now is that for Goff, it's no longer a job. She volunteers. Why?
- Jun 17, 2014 at 9:47AM
Whale Tale Cookies makes treats for kids with an educational twist. Each package of whale tail shaped cookies contains a trading card with an intriguing photo of an orca whale engaged in one of many sometimes-mysterious behaviors. That's just for starters...
- Jun 17, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 5:20PM
The collective efforts of the Youth Conservation Corps—in coordination with BLM, county Parks, the National Park Service, county Land Bank, SJ Preservation Trust, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and the SJ Noxious Weed Board—assist with the stewardship of our amazing public lands. Visitors and residents enjoy the fruits of their labors all throughout the year.
- Jun 17, 2014 at 11:00AM
Peppered with smiles and applause, the soon-to-be graduates were greeted by a warm welcome from family, friends and well-wishers as they passed by the church pews and stepped up onto the stage. They were swarmed by an even more enthusiastic embrace on stage after tassels had been turned and caps lofted ceremoniously into the air.
- Jun 17, 2014 at 4:00PM
Right now our students at the Lopez School and our health team at the Lopez Medical Clinic are increasingly under hours and hours of harmful exposure from wireless connections to laptops and tablets.
- Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM
For the hard-core athletic enthusiast, this year's solstice marks a turning point, as the annual San Juan Island Marathon, with a brand new course lying in wait (for the half-marathon and 10K events as well), and the Three Lakes Triathlon all come together on the weekend that's also home to the longest day of the year.
- Jun 18, 2014 at 10:00AM
Port Commissioner Greg Hertel notes that the most recent design of the replacement building and its nod to the past is favored by the town Historic Review Board.
- Jun 18, 2014 at 10:55AM
Since one small foothold of Scotch Broom can infest an entire neighborhood, many local plant enthusiasts, like WSU Master Gardeners, volunteer to help their neighbors control infestations. In this article the authors will clue you in to several effective, relatively easy, ways to go about removing it.
- Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00PM
Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published weekly in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on SanJuanJournal.com.
- Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00PM
With the Resource Management Plan completion possibly four years away, it’s important for everyone to know the solid ground we stand on to ensure that the best can happen, and to understand how to bring that about.
- Jun 18, 2014 at 9:55AM
San Juan County Sheriff’s Department ended its long-standing policy of honoring a request by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, that anyone taken into custody, and who is suspected of being in the country illegally, be detained for up to 48 hours, long enough for immigration enforcement agents to presumably pick them up.
- Jun 19, 2014 at 10:00AM
Patients signing up through the healthcare exchange are being told to get a physical. This has been touted nationally and statewide as part of your preventive benefits.
- Jun 19, 2014 at 6:30PM
OPALCO no longer is operating as a cooperative, but rather as if it were a private corporation, and a deceptive and aggressively private one at that. It is a completely unnecessary and unfortunate change that needs to be reversed.
- Jun 19, 2014 at 7:01PM
Robert Walters earned a bachelor's degree in natural resources policy management through OSU's e-course program, completing his entire coursework online and earning the required credits while living on San Juan Island.
- Jun 20, 2014 at 3:28PM
Dave was an adventurer, electrician, road-trip junkie, son, brother, uncle and the archetypal cowboy. He lived in many states, was a proud veteran, enjoyed the company of horses and loved his boat.
- Jun 20, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jun 21, 2014 at 10:17AM
The Good Steward award, embodied by the coveted "Finee," a glazed ceramic salmon made by Crow Valley Pottery, is bestowed upon deserving islanders and local businesses in recognition of exceptional efforts in environmental stewardship
- Jun 20, 2014 at 6:55PM
Okay, this thing squirts water, but at this price it should launch planes, submerge, or fire missiles.