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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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...
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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...
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.