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Impressive 'can-do' approach, and business savvy; Krebs for sheriff | Letters

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 7:22PM

I have had an opportunity to get to know Ron in the last year, starting when I needed assistance in a civil matter concerning the return of misplaced property to me. Ron showed up with a can-do approach that was to say, at the very least, impressive.

A 'Yes' vote for Prop.1, a 'No' on EMS, for now... here's why | Letters

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 10:02AM

In the past several days I have received mailings in support of the EMS levy and County Proposition 1. The difference between them is stark and telling.

Fate of vital programs, award-winning service at stake; vote 'Yes' for EMS | Letters

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 9:59AM

If the levy does not pass, more internal cuts will be made, as well as cuts to services. A second failed levy will limit funds for many valued programs and will undoubtedly affect morale.

San Juan Island man struck by patrol car; outside agency to investigate

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 11:30AM

A 72-year-old San Juan Island man was reportedly knocked to the ground by a patrol car while crossing Spring Street Sunday evening, Nov. 9, at about 6:10 p.m. He was treated for minor injuries, scrapes and bruises, according to a Sheriff's Department spokesman, and released by the medical center later that evening.

A service too critical to be compromised; 'Yes' for EMS | Letters

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 1:00PM

I am voting to approve the EMS levy not only for my own and my family’s self interest, but because my friends and our community need them.

Birth: Crystal Marie Louise Zersen

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 1:05PM

The first child of Todd and Jael Zersen of Anacortes, Crystal was born at 8:39 a.m. at the couple's Anacortes home on Halloween day. She weighed 7.3 pounds and measuring 21.5 inches at birth.

Friday Harbor forms advisory board for purview over public art

  • Nov 13, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Nov 14, 2014 at 1:19PM

The commission will include at least one member of the town council, two representatives of the visual arts and one representative of the performing arts. Applications are being accepted—right away.

Nov. 4 election results: final count—almost

  • Nov 13, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Nov 14, 2014 at 3:58PM

Final results are nearly in. Here are the numbers from the Nov. 4 election, as of Nov. 7, for contested races, San Juan Island property tax measures and local results on statewide initiatives.

Environmental advocates drop by Griffin Bay

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 5:57PM

Nationally-known environmental author, Todd Wilkinson, and Cascadia Wildlands executive director, Bob Ferris, will be at Griffin Bay Bookstore , Oct. 25, 1:30 p.m.

Ferry reservations? Nuts & bolts in the spotlight

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 5:54PM

Washington State Ferries will offer detailed information about its soon-to-be-launched reservation system Saturday, Nov. 15, at San Juan Island Yacht Club, and Nov. 22 on Orcas Island. The meeting consists of identical 90-minute presentations, Q&A included, beginning at 11:30 a.m., on San Juan, 12:30 p.m. on Orcas.

First Impressions: effective 'staging' can help separate your property from the pack | Guest Column

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 6:43PM

Often referred to as a “mainland thing,” staging is now being embraced by savvy island sellers with surprising results. Big or small, vacant or occupied, every home benefits from staging.

SJI Rotary 'Dictionary Project'; nurturing future readers, writers, thinkers

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 7:00PM

Through its Dictionary Project, first launched in '08, the San Juan Island Rotary Club presented dictionaries this year to the 3rd-grade class, thesauruses to 4th graders and "gazetteers" to the elementary school's fifth-grade class.

Lawsuit over road could put kibosh on San Juan Island pot farm

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

The contested use of Fieldstone Road is the latest in a series of legal entanglements facing the west side marijuana operation. Neighbors are also contesting a decision by San Juan County that the Sun Grown San Juan operation will have no adverse environmental impact on the area's natural resources.

Dedicated, effective—not easy to replace; re-elect White | Letters

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

How many times does one get an offer of “what can I do to help?” from any service provider, let alone a member of the government? But that is exactly what Joan White embraces in both her words and actions...

Children's author shares not-so-spooky story at Griffin Bay Books

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 8:00AM

Come and meet children’s author Dan Richards for a special after school event for children and parents at Griffin Bay Bookstore, Nov. 18, 3-5 p.m.

Promise of print still alive at Serendipity | Women in Business

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 8:00AM

Browse ‘til your heart’s content at the used book place. Classics, bestsellers, Pacific Northwest authors—you name it, they’ve probably got it. And if they don’t, they’ll find it.

Be wary of Guild's endorsement of fellow deputy; re-elect Nou | Letters

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 8:00AM

I want a sheriff who holds law enforcement professionals accountable for their actions; not someone beholding to the guild.

'Bite' into the San Juans, the tastiest archipelago

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 10:23AM

The monthlong celebration of local island bounty is coming to a close with the culmination of all Savor events, the first-ever “Bite of the San Juans.” The gathering of food, drink and merriment is Sunday, Oct. 26, 1-4 p.m., at Brickworks.

Don't get snubbed by law enforcement; Krebs for sheriff | Letters

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 10:00AM

I wrote to Sheriff Rob Nou three times and left voice mail messages—none of which ever got a reply. We asked deputy Krebs for help and he came to the rescue.

Puzzled over county sheriff race | Editorial

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 10:28AM

The Islands' Sounder, sister paper of the Journal, weighs in on a campaign for San Juan County sheriff that raises questions and concerns about both candidates.

Her ‘hands-on’ approach to wellness | Women in Business

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 4:00PM

Amy Bienvenu aims to unlock the body’s potential through Rolfing, a form of therapeutic manipulation of connective tissues in the body, is designed to relieve tension and discomfort, realign the body, and provide postural education.

Cat's eye of a Jack-o'-lantern? Nope... solar eclipse over San Juan

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 4:12PM

San Juan Island's Ron Stanger was near his Hillcrest neighborhood home when he snapped this photo of the Oct. 23 solar eclipse. How'd he capture the image? Read on...

William ‘Bill’ Longworth: 1943-2014 | Passages

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 7:00AM

Bill was well known and respected within the islands and had an excellent reputation as a fine craftsman and a kind and honest man.

Earthquakes, are you prepared?

  • Nov 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

Join local building officials and preparedness educators as they engage in a Q&A session designed to help islanders evaluate if their homes are vulnerable to earthquakes and how to fix any problems they find.

Soroptimist: united in a common cause | Women in Business

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 12:00PM

Founded 18 years ago to help better the cause of women in the community, Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor doesn’t necessarily immerse itself in the world of business.

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