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Rule of one? Canceled contract smacks of political payback, micro-management | As I See It

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 10:44AM

Mr. Jarman’s action has shown a complete disregard for our county’s charter by circumventing its requirement that only the full council can direct county employees. I also believe Mr. Thomas displayed questionable judgment by not questioning Mr. Jarman’s authority to “direct” him on this matter.

Donald Martin Hickethier: 1933–2014 | Passages

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 12:00PM

Don loved a good party, fishing, hunting, and “hanging” with his many friends, family and neighbors. He loved and could cook seafood, chili and venison in all forms. He was well known for his generosity, sense of humor, and love of the outdoors (at least if it wasn’t too cold or wet).

Got stuff to strut? Well, then, this runway's for you | Letters

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 1:00PM

The 8th annual Trashion Fashion Show is alive and well on Saturday night, Aug. 16, 6 p.m., at the main stage of the San Juan County Fair, with a Seattle DJ in “gold lame,” and a rockin’ runway. We have a cast of characters and there is room for more, i.e., you.

Changes in store, but I’m still here | Letters

  • Jul 13, 2014 at 1:00PM

I have no plans now or in the immediate future to retire or leave the island. I remain committed to this community and to providing the best health care possible to island residents.

Body of missing woman found near her Oregon home

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 4:54PM

Oregon authorities on Monday located the body of Jennifer Huston, along with her SUV, in a remote area of Yamhill County. The Dundee-area resident went missing July 25. Huston, mother of two young sons, was known to have vacationed in the San Juans and local authorities had been alerted to be on the lookout for her. Click on this article for news about the case.

Meds missing, driver erractic and elusive, rumble with 'raccoon-cat'; San Juan County Sheriff's Log

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 4:55PM

July 29: At 0530, a Lopez Island man called stating that there was a raccoon in his bathroom. A deputy responded and found a “large, angry cat” in the bathroom. The cat caused some damage during the eviction process.

Bulletin: Risk of wildland fire on the rise

  • Jul 14, 2014 at 8:41AM

While visitors and residents enjoy a prolonged stretch of warm, dry weather, fire officials are casting a wary eye upon an increasing risk of wildland fires.

'Our Stories': Helping to heal wounds through art

  • Jul 14, 2014 at 10:53AM

San Juan County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services is looking for survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault who would like to tell their story through art, and to feature those stories in "Survivor's Art Gallery" at this year's county fair.

Tangled up in Dylan; tribute features four island musicians

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 3:11PM

The musical spotlight will shine on one of America's most influential songwriters, Thursday, at San Juan Community Theatre, as four San Juan Island musicians join forces in a tribute to the music and the meaning of Robert Allen Zimmerman, aka Bob Dylan.

Ferry ‘Sing-Along’ sets sail, Thursday—all aboard

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 3:31PM

San Juan Island’s very own barbershop singers will harmonize their way from Friday Harbor to Orcas Island, and back, aboard the inter-island ferry, joined by Sound Vibrations, San Juan’s women’s barbershop and jazz group, and whomever else gets bitten by the barbershop bug, and would like to join in.

Angered over act of 'intolerance' | Letters

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 4:33PM

I've been driving for 56 years and never have I had anyone key my car. Never, that is, until...

You could help name state's newest ferry; here's how

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 5:13PM

Names for ferries should carry statewide significance and represent the state’s image and culture, such as state adopted symbols, tribal names, names of bodies of water, geographic locations, cities, counties, relate to nautical heritage, etc.

County Fair seeks superintendents; fine arts & photography

  • Jul 14, 2014 at 7:43PM

“This is getting to the critical point as the Fair is just four weeks away," Fair Manager Jennifer Allen said. “This would be a great opportunity for an organization or group to take over these popular exhibits.”

Update: Vehicle plunges into backyard pond; man trapped inside dies

  • Jul 14, 2014 at 8:00PM updated Jul 15, 2014 at 1:09PM

Emergency responders tried without success to resuscitate an 88-year-old San Juan Island man after the vehicle that he and two others were traveling in plunged into a backyard pond Monday afternoon on the westside of San Juan Island, trapping him inside.

Dungeness larvae: key to better understanding of population?

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 11:21AM

Researchers from SeaDoc and the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory in California are looking for local Dungeness crab larvae, called megalopae, to better understand population dynamics and crab fishery cycles.

Art, food, music, and more at Summer Arts Fair

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 11:27AM

The Summer Arts Fair is the largest and longest-running art show in the islands. Court Street will be chalk-a-block with rows of white tents, where talented artists show and sell their wares, food vendors offer a variety of delectable options; picnic on the lawn and explore fine art, pottery, textiles, jewelry, paintings, photography, sculpture, and more.

'Interim' no more; Swalla named director of FH Labs

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 3:19PM

An active researcher and member of the Labs community since 1999, professor Billie Swalla agreed to serve as full-time director of the Labs for the next five years. Her appointment, effectively immediately, is subject to approval of the U of W Board of Regents.

Good going so far, but what’s ahead? Guest Column

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 3:32PM

Today, about a third of us are year-round islanders. But a lack of affordable homes and rentals will decrease that number. There soon may come a time for community intervention.

From The Journal editorial pages: Aug. 6 Edition | Opinion

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 4:06PM

Journal cartoonist Rob Pudim takes a swing of his own on primary election endorsements by the Democratic Party.

Milestones on the path of island art | Letters

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 5:00PM

IMA takes a lot of satisfaction in having kept the arts program alive at the elementary school, and was gratified to receive the Community Leadership Award from the Washington Association of School Administrators for these efforts.

Wounded Warrior riders to tour San Juan Island

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 10:35AM

Following a tour of Whibey's Fort Casey State Park, Friday, riders and support teams will visit San Juan Island Saturday for a series of events, starting with a bicycle tour that begins at the San Juan Island Fire Department's Mullis Street fire station. Later in the day, San Juan Golf & Country Club will host a luncheon and golf competition, a "scramble" format, for roughly 60 or so participants of the Soldier Ride.

Salute to the vets of our island pets | Letters

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 11:00AM

Thank you for your wonderful care of our loved pet companions. I’m sure we are joined by many in this extension of gratefulness.

Friday Harbor's only commercial laundry shutdown by fire

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 11:20AM

The blaze either destroyed or significantly damaged numerous items of equipment, parts of the Web Street building, left a large stockpile of laundry with smoke damage and, according to business owner Robert Kolowitz, could not have come at a worse time of the year.

Spotlight shines on sea otters in Whale Museum lecture

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 11:56AM

Find out everything you wanted to know, and more, about sea otters in the next episode of the Friday Harbor Whale Museum's Summer Lecture Series, with Seattle Aquarium's Shawn Larson, Monday, Aug. 11.

Ronald Marshall Nelson: 1929—2014 | Passages

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 12:12PM

Ronald Nelson grew up in Friday Harbor, Wash., on San Juan Island, and graduated from Central Washington University in economics. While there he met Flossie Mitchell, his wife of 59 years, who preceded him in death.

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