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- May 21, 2014 at 2:41PM
Every April and October, as I write those checks to the county, I thank the commissioners for allowing me to help out Paul Allen by paying the taxes that he is being allowed to avoid. After all, my Social Security check went up a whole $18 a month this year, so...
- May 21, 2014 at 2:00PM
Contested races coming up for San Juan County treasurer, sheriff, court clerk. Even though most candidates are unopposed and the county council has decided not to put any charter amendments on the ballot.
- May 21, 2014 at 2:27PM
Meeker finished second overall among 36 players competing in the women's field of the Tri-District, Tuesday, May 20, at Gold Mountain Golf Course in Bremerton, three strokes behind Tri-District champion Hannah Hoh of King's High School. The 16 players with the lowest scores advance to State.
- May 22, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 9:08AM
A total of 16 groups will share $409K in county lodging tax dollars in 2015. The LTAC facilities grants are about half of the lodging tax funds available for distribution by the county.
- May 22, 2014 at 9:00AM
Over the last several years there have been all kinds of wild statements by the CSA and its supporters claiming some property owners would not be able to build on their properties, that their dreams were being taken away from them, that they would not be able to obtain mortgage financing of a non-conforming property, etc.
- May 22, 2014 at 10:00AM
Your prayers and support throughout my heart surgeries have been overwhelming and truly a humbling experience.
- May 22, 2014 at 1:00PM
Award-winning Bellingham-based folk, bluegrass band lights up Rumor Mill, Friday, May 23 at 8:30 p.m. Formed in March 2010, the group is based out of Bellingham, Wash. and has been making a name for itself throughout the Northwest for its expressive roots tracks and explosive live shows.
- May 22, 2014 at 4:00PM
The opera is considered a fascinating paradox: a frothy comedy of manners with an intensely dark take on human nature.
- May 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 10:16AM
The BLM will host a series of gatherings to enlist public participation and input in helping to draft the interim policy. Time will be allotted for group and personal discussion, and a children’s activity table will be offered so that parents have opportunity to participate as well.
- May 23, 2014 at 10:00AM
Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”.
- May 23, 2014 at 12:00PM
Verna Clare Bloom Eshelman, 83, wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2014, in Friday Harbor, Wash.
- May 23, 2014 at 2:00PM
Author of numerous poetry collections, including “The Grace of Necessity,” a 2008 Washington State Book Award winner, and “Vertebrae: Poems 1978-1994,” Green, born and raised in Washington, is founding editor of Brooding Heron Press, which he runs with his wife, Sally.
- May 23, 2014 at 5:00PM
A 2008 graduate of the Port Townsend School of Massage Therapy, Maia Yip has joined the staff at Friday Harbor’s Island Wellness Center.
- May 24, 2014 at 5:00AM
There to celebrate a birthday, they are waiting for a boat that will take them to a mystical island, rumored to be the site of sacrificial rituals.
- May 24, 2014 at 8:00AM
Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on SanJuanJournal.com.
- May 24, 2014 at 2:00PM
Fifty-seven years later, we’re informed that our high school students are most definitely not where they should be in the core subjects of reading, math and science.
- May 24, 2014 at 6:00PM
A Special Forces Color Guard from Joint Base Lewis-Mchord will take part in this year’s annual observance of Memorial Day, Monday, in Friday Harbor.
- May 25, 2014 at 7:00AM
The business and financing workshop will be presented by James McCafferty, of the Economic Development Association of Skagit County, a management consultant for more than a decade.
- May 25, 2014 at 8:00AM
Greg Atkinson will be headed back to San Juan Island for a homecoming, of sorts, as well as for a book-signing party celebrating his recently re-released and re-issued memoir.
- May 25, 2014 at 12:00PM
NPS opens American Camp Officers’ Quarters for first time as part of two-day tribute to island pioneers. In an evening program at the library, the spotlight will shine on families who played a major role in the settlement of San Juan Island, as well as conserving historic structures such as the Officers’ Quarters.
- May 26, 2014 at 5:00AM
We want to say thank you to everyone who helped make this such a successful event. Our deep appreciation goes to our committee who worked tirelessly to get the word out and coordinate the event.
- May 27, 2014 at 10:43AM
Ted loved steam engines, old machinery, antique tractors, farm machinery, and books. He was an avid reader and had a life-long over of learning. He especially loved the natural world and wildlife.
- May 27, 2014 at 10:28AM
Under the current law, farmland must either be returned to active farming within 10 years or the owner must enter into a conservation easement permanently prohibiting development inconsistent with agricultural use. The proposed change would extend the time limit for returning the land to active farming to 20 years, and eliminate a requirement that the land must be "sub-dividable."
Ferries readies to roll out full-scale reservation system with winter sailing schedule | Guest Column
- May 27, 2014 at 11:12AM
Currently, the only way to be sure of getting onto a boat during the busiest periods is to show up at the terminal hours early. That gets tiresome, as does getting to the terminal at what you think is a reasonable time, and then having to wait three or four hours for the next boat.
- May 27, 2014 at 11:21AM
In Washington, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Franklin, King, Kitsap, Skagit, Spokane, Thurston, Walla Walla and Yakima counties have changed their detention policy, and other Washington counties are in the process of changing or reconsidering their policies. San Juan County should do so, too.