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Albin Evans Sundstrom: 1918—2014 | Passages

  • Oct 16, 2014 at 11:00AM

He lived his entire 96 years on San Juan Island, and became our living link to the island’s rich agricultural past. He was an islander through and through, self-reliant, with true grit.

Best choice to fill my shoes; Pederson for treasurer | Letters

  • Oct 16, 2014 at 1:13PM

I have worked closely with Rhonda during her 14-year tenure with the auditor’s office. Her knowledge of the county’s computer systems, her work ethic and her customer service skills will greatly serve the citizens of San Juan County, and will ensure a smooth transition for the office of treasurer.

Expertise in EMS calls for investment | Point/Counterpoint: San Juan EMS levy in debate

  • Oct 16, 2014 at 9:01AM

The EMS levy must be renewed every six years, and comes up for renewal in 2016. We are asking for levy renewal two years early due to increased needs.

Tax hike? EMS numbers don’t add up | Point/Counterpoint: San Juan EMS levy in debate

  • Oct 16, 2014 at 2:00PM

Why not wait and see how the next two years go? Real estate values are on the rise again and that alone will give SJIEMS more tax revenues to spend.

Whale Museum October workshops

  • Oct 16, 2014 at 4:00PM updated at 6:02PM

The workshop will feature a discussion about transient orcas by Josh McInnes of the University of Victoria, an overview of NOAA’s 10 years of research and conservation on behalf of southern resident killer whales, by Dawn Noren, and a program about the Conservation Canine program by Liz Seely.

Ask and you shall receive; questions about EMS levy answered | Letters

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 7:00AM

A Journal reader recently submitted a letter asking seven specific questions of EMS about the proposed increase in the its property tax levy. Click on the headline to read the reply.

2014 Homecoming Parade: a spirited competition

  • Oct 16, 2014 at 6:50PM

Spirit Week at Friday Harbor High School reaches its crescendo, Friday, Oct. 17, beginning with the annual Homecoming parade through town, beginning in mid-afternoon, followed by the football game, at 6:30 p.m.

Hoop season is here; coaches needed for boys recreational league

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 11:55AM

The 2014 season begins Oct. 27 and runs through Dec. 14. The Island Rec program focuses on building skills on the court and friendly competition for players and teams in three age categories: 3/4th grade, 5/6th grade and 7/8th grade.

'Local Government 101': Mechanics of gov't demystified

  • Nov 9, 2014 at 5:58PM

The EDC sponsored free seminar will be led by Duncan Wilson, Town of Friday Harbor administrator, Wednesday, Nov. 12, beginning at 11 a.m. at the town council chambers; topic include sources of revenue, day-to-day operations, advisory committees and commissions, and more.

Encore: second chance to see 'Return of the River', 'DamNation'

  • Nov 9, 2014 at 6:39PM

Friday Harbor Film Festival will presents a special double feature screening on Monday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. of two award-winning films that were sold out during the three-day festival and are worthy to screen again and together.

Wolverines rally late for win in season finale | Football

  • Nov 9, 2014 at 7:26PM

With Friday Harbor trailing 6-0 after three quarters of play, senior Bill Revercomb broke through the Red Raiders defensive front and galloped 25 yards into the end zone to tie the score with eight minutes remaining in the non-league contest, Thursday, Nov. 6, in Friday Harbor.

Grateful to have your vote of confidence | Letters

  • Nov 9, 2014 at 7:00PM updated Nov 10, 2014 at 8:20AM

I am pleased and proud to continue to serve as your County Clerk. I enjoy my work and am dedicated to maintaining the reliability of the Superior Court records, as well as fulfilling all of my office’s statutory and mandated duties.

Dinged by dumpster, art heist in Eastsound, scuffle prompts woman's arrest; San Juan County Sheriff's Log

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 3:21PM

Sept. 30: A 36-year-old Lopez woman was arrested for assault after a physical altercation with a man at a Lopez gas station.

Soroptimist 'Fellowship Award' benefits women headed back to school

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 3:57PM

The $3,000 Fellowship Award is open to local women established in business or profession, who wish to undertake advanced study at an accredited college or university. Applications are being accepted.

Madden’s first deer: an insider's view of I-594 | As I See It

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 4:25PM

A simple family hunting trip could turn into a series of criminal activity under Initiative 594. Here’s how it works.

Restore morale, end harassment; Krebs for sheriff | Letters

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 4:30PM

What a wonderful place this community could be if we had a department that worked for and answered to its citizens versus harassing them.

Well-credentialed, highly trained; Nou is clear choice for sheriff | Letters

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 4:35PM

Deputy Krebs is a good man and a competent, hardworking deputy. He states he has administrative experience but not in law enforcement. He has experience as a deputy but only eight years.

Here's how EMS moves forward in the wake of election defeat | Letters

  • Nov 10, 2014 at 7:33PM

First, we will try to maintain essential services despite our current financial constraints. We will further scrutinize every dollar we spend. Second, in an effort to maintain essential services...

Error by assessor creates budget blues for Island Rec; high school sports at risk

  • Nov 10, 2014 at 7:24PM

Island Rec received a total of $377,192 in excess revenue because the assessor adjusted its levy rate to a mark above the maximum amount approved by voters, which escalated over three year’s time to 24 cents per $1,000 of assessed value instead of staying fixed at its 17-cent ceiling.

Polly Patricia White: 1928—2014 | Passages

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 10:43AM

Polly, a fifth-generation islander, was an avid reader, often devouring a book in a day with her cat, Chloe, on her lap. She also enjoyed politics and a lively debate about current issues.

Folk songstress hits the stage at SJCT

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 11:49AM

Ruth Moody returns with The Ruth Moody Band to SJCT’s Whittier stage Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. Moody is also hosting a free, one-hour harmony singing and musician workshop in the Whittier at 5 p.m.

Second annual Friday Harbor Film Festival deemed 'dam-tastic'

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 11:42AM

The Audience Choice Award went to “Return of the River,” a documentary about the many forces behind the dismantling of the Elwha Dam, taken down with the hope of restoring the river’s once prolific salmon runs. The film also received the “People’s Choice” award.

Knowledgable, skilled, and 'can-do' approach; re-elect White | Letters

  • Oct 20, 2014 at 8:14AM

As an attorney, I have had regular contact with Joan, both in her role in the private sector and at the clerk's office. Through out all those years, I have appreciated Joan's skills and knowledge, her willingness to help me and others, and her friendly, "can-do" approach to her job.

Proposal to deliver crude by rail prompts concerns over shipping

  • Oct 20, 2014 at 8:30AM

The Shell refinery in Anacortes is an unloading zone for crude oil, not a shipping point. Islanders for Safe Shipping wants to ensure it stays that way, and has raised concerns over the refinery's would-be project and capacity to receive crude by rail.

School policies in need of change for kids' sake | As I See It

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 9:19AM

Drug use in and during school hours must be addressed if we are ever to meet our most fundamental ethical obligation to keep our children safe. For starters, the open campus policy for freshman must be repealed.

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