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Hall has my vote, and here’s why | Letters

  • Apr 24, 2014 at 2:00PM

One of Glenna Hall's chief priorities is to make sure that this important service not be reserved solely for the rich due to high prices.

Broadband—for those who wish to pay

  • Apr 24, 2014 at 4:00PM

As OPALCO investigated a county-wide broadband solution in early 2013, a moratorium was placed on new Island Network connections. The board lifted that freeze in February. As of today, there are 28 members hooked up to the co-op’s broadband.

Benefit dinner, auction for Whale Museum

  • Apr 24, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Whale Museum invites orca supporters to its 8th Annual Celebration of the “Orca Greeting Ceremony.” This fundraising dinner and auction is Friday, May 9, at Brickworks building.

Geyman to join legendary San Juan aviators in 'Wall of Honor'

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

Dr. John Geyman will be inducted into San Juan Aviation Museum's "Wall of Honor" in a ceremony at Friday Harbor Airport's Roy Franklin Terminal, Sunday, April 27, beginning at 2 p.m.

Seed-by-seed; habitat recovery in the works

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 7:00AM

Initially, plants and seeds produced through the Salish Seed Project will be used at restoration sites on Land Bank and Preservation Trust preserves, but the local land conservation partners hope the project will make plants or seeds available for other conservation areas and to private landowners eventually.

Fate of orcas? Depends on fish—and lately, both have been scarce

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 9:35AM

A decline of Southern Resident orcas in the Salish Sea over the past decade, and shows a plausible connection with a rapid drop in Fraser River Chinook salmon. Historically it has been normal to see members of J-Pod almost every day during April through September months.

Next up in 'Know Your Island Walk' series: Land Bank Westside Preserve

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 10:16AM

Meet San Juan County Land Bank Commissioner Amanda Azous and walk the new Djarf trail connection on the Land Bank Westside Preserve in the next chapter of the Know Your Island Walk series, Saturday, April 26, 1-4 p.m.

Julie Duke takes helm at Wolf Hollow

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 11:00AM

Duke first became involved at Wolf Hollow back in 1997, as a volunteer animal caregiver at the time, while working on and completing an associates degree at Skagit Valley College’s San Juan Center.

Wolverines prove fiesty, resilient in 3-3 tie | Soccer

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 5:00PM

In the 64th-minute of the match, Sam Gabler-Brown struck a perfect free kick that Daniel Porter was able to get his head on and flick into the top corner, tying the score at 3-3 and setting off pandemonium from a large and enthusiastic home crowd.

Compromise: things get done | Editorial

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 5:00PM

County Public Works Director Frank Mulcahy deserves credit for getting the job done, it’s the citizenry who in the end are responsible for ending decades of mistrust and animosity.

Finale: ‘Sinfonia’ conductor bids adieu

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 8:00PM

After four years at the helm, Ned Griffin says ‘so long’ in an April 27 farewell concert. It was difficult to make the decision to retire after this season for personal reasons. He and his wife are avid travelers who love hiking and cycling.

‘Ex-treme’? More like mainstream |

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 5:00AM

Apparently anyone who does not agree with Evans’ political and environmental opinions is an “extremist.” As I suspect that most of my views are mainstream in our county, most readers are also likely to be considered extremists in Evan’s view. But you be the judge.

Journal political cartoon; April 23 edition | Opinion

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 7:00AM

Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on

Friday Harbor art student earns top award at state competition

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 9:00AM

A colored-pencil drawing by high school senior Alaina Scheffer, entitled "Kerr(i) Economy," took top honors at the 41st Annual OSPI Superintendent's High School Art Show, earning the Superintendent of Public Instruction's "Choice Award" at the statewide competition.

What’s cookin? New chef add zest to FH dining scene

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 12:00PM

Cobb, a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, brings a passion for Italian cuisine and outstanding cooking experience from Vermont, Las Vegas and Montreal.

Points to ponder: inequity, taxes and the 'hobby lobby' | Guest Column

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 12:00PM

Unfortunately, one of the reasons our property taxes are so high is because some of our friends and neighbors are cheating on their property taxes. Strong words—but true. This isn’t just my opinion. Our county assessor concurs.

Join us by where the gardens grow | Letters

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 6:00PM

The ‘peaceful woodland garden’ comprises 10 acres of gardens surrounded by 43 acres of woodland. During a guided tour the docent gave an overview of the gardens history and pointed out species from Bhutan, Japan and China.

Tim Bair guides San Juan Pasta Company

  • Apr 27, 2014 at 6:00AM

Since 2010, San Juan Pasta Company has provided island restaurants and retailers, and the Saturday Market, with fresh pasta, crackers, sauces, and pasta-related products.

Empty claims by politically correct | Letters

  • Apr 27, 2014 at 9:00AM

The board of Common Sense Alliance is made up of talented people who are making a difference in our community.

Baroque trio star in Salish Sea Music ‘Fest’

  • Apr 27, 2014 at 3:00PM

The ensemble of Cohan, Napper and Wright, performing as the Seattle Baroque Trio at the time, were one of the first to represent the “early music scene” of the Pacific Northwest in Europe, nearly three decades ago.

Local pollution prevention program makes statewide splash

  • Apr 27, 2014 at 4:12PM

In safeguarding marine waters from potential pollution of derelict boats, prevention is proving to be the key. Nearly a half-dozen counties have jump onboard to learn how the prevention program in San Juan County can help reduce hazards posed by abandoned and dilapidated boats.

An effective and fair commission? Give me a break | Letters

  • Apr 28, 2014 at 6:00AM

Today, three of the eight positions which are currently filled (that’s right, 3-of-8) are held by leaders of a property rights group known as Common Sense Alliance, and they repeatedly trumpet their commitment to ‘common sense’ solutions to their own development objectives. Yet, ironically, they roundly condemn any suggestion that these three are in any way faced with a conflict of interest in their deliberations. Really? Does this make “common sense?”

Workshop by Wingate: The how-to's of getting published

  • Apr 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

Award-winning San Juan Island author Susan Wingate, best-seller on Amazon, will lead a one-day workshop entitled, "Jump on Board the Starship 'Publishing'," Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., in the Community Room of Skagit Valley College's San Juan Center, located near the airport, on Weber Way.

Students succeed with your support | Letters

  • Apr 28, 2014 at 6:00PM

The mission of San Juan Island Service Scholarship is to support higher education and promote volunteerism among our community’s youth.

OPALCO board incumbents have our vote | Letters

  • Apr 28, 2014 at 7:18PM

We are voting to keep two smart experienced board members to help guide Opalco through the big changes to come, both in broadband and, most especially, in the bigger transition to green energy that must come soon. We’re voting for Glenna Hall and Vince Dauciunas and we hope you will too.

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