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Elusive slug-eating snake found on San Juan Island

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 1:00PM

The sharp-tailed snake, which specialize in eating slugs, spends almost all of their time undercover, in rotting logs, and possibly underground.

‘Queen of the Northern Fleet’ bids adieu, legacy lingers

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 3:00PM

Sunday, July 29, marked the final sailing of the oldest boat in Washington State Ferries’ fleet, and state and local officials memorialized the event with photos, gifts and speeches onboard her deck.

Journal political cartoon; July 23 edition | Opinion

  • Jul 24, 2014 at 5:00PM

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.

Fan favorites featured in Music on the Lawn is back for 2014

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Jul 2, 2014 at 8:43AM

The celebration of 30 years of uniting people with parks, programs, trails and music continues, as San Juan Island Parks and Recreation District will feature the most popular musical acts.

Double duty; Wilson appointed town treasurer, finance officer

  • Jul 24, 2014 at 5:51PM

Longtime town employee Kelle Wilson will take over the unexpired term of former treasurer Wendy Picinich, who stepped down in mid-June. Wilson was also appointed town finance director, a position that Picinich previously, and simultaneously, held as well.

June Arlene (Schinkel, Davison) Stewart: 1925—2014 | Passages

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 9:00AM

June took great pride in telling family and friends about her last sighting of eagles that nested nearby or pods of orca, or minke whales, that frequently swam by their water-view dream home.

Independence Day Celebration…Island style

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 10:00AM

The 4th of July is San Juan Island’s, and America’s, outdoor holiday, packed with events for kids and adults at both ends of San Juan Island.

Apparent case of animal abuse under investigation; dog euthanized

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 11:14AM

Two islanders, who stumbled upon the dog on San Juan Island and took photos, called the Sheriff’s Department, and a deputy arrived on the scene around the time the dog’s owner appeared. The owner then took the dog to the vet, where it was euthanized, according to authorities.

Antoinette ‘Toni’ Poulsen: 1918-2014 | Passages

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 11:34AM

Upon retiring, Toni and her husband, Edward, moved to Friday Harbor in 1976, where she was an active member of the community, participating in a French language club, the AAUW and the Unitarian fellowship, volunteering at the library and reading weekly to a lady with failing sight.

Steenkolk scores TD, East prevails in annual gridiron all-star game

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 12:39PM

Steenkolk earned the starting nod at the fullback position for the West and, along with a TD, carried the ball four times in the first half.

Hoist the jib; Shaw Island Classic sets sail Aug. 9

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 12:55PM

Reserve your spot at the starting line by registering online at, www.sjiyc.com; dinner reservations and commemorative Shaw Island Classic shirts can be ordered online as well.

Mortgage paid, Brickworks now debt free

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 1:49PM

In all, over $1 million in private funding was raised to complement the federal, state and town grants, allowing the Ag Guild to fully renovate and repurpose the building, develop the plaza, add a community kitchen, pay off the mortgage, and then some.

Update: Can you hear me now? San Juans hit by phone outage

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jul 3, 2014 at 8:05AM

A severed cable on San Juan is to blame for a widespread telephone outage, including emergency 911 calls, in the San Juan Islands, according to CenturyLink.

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.

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.

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!”

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.

Life's tough enough already... why pick on feral cats? | Letters

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Jul 27, 2014 at 11:47AM

I do many favors for the person who adopted me. No mouse has been seen in our house since I arrived. DeCon has also disappeared, along with its additives. There is no fly. Even bugs have disappeared. I am almost as good as a vacuum cleaner, actually better. I don't have to be dumped out.

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.

Know Your Island Walk: Westcott Bay summer bonus

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 9:19AM

National Park Superintendent Lee Taylor will lead a three-mile roundtrip sojourn along the Westcott Bay Trail

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.

We’re here to help, when time is right | Guest Column

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 6:10PM

In San Juan County the only people who can respond to a stranded seal pup are county, state or federal government officials, such as rangers within their parks, and the San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

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