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Unlimited growth is not the answer | Letters

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 2:00PM

There is a presumption that the island community should always be receptive to development; regardless of water availability, of pressure on schools, on infra-structure issues.

Journal political cartoon; August 20 edition | Opinion

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 5:00PM

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

CenturyLink faces $173K in fines for November outage

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00PM

Following an eight-month investigation, staff of the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission cited 15,935 violations of UTC rules and laws governing "major outages" in a report released Tuesday, Aug. 19, and recommend that the commission issue a formal complaint and $173,210 in fines against the company, the single-largest provider of telecomm services in the San Juans.

We’re here to help, when time is right | Guest Column

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 6:10PM

In San Juan County the only people who can respond to a stranded seal pup are county, state or federal government officials, such as rangers within their parks, and the San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

Decade of Dominance

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 6:02PM

Whether Island Towing returns next season, either as a shadow of itself, or at all, remains to be seen. But with a 88-5 won-loss record and 10 consecutive league championships, and two off-island tournament titles and one second-place finish, the Towing team carries a record and legacy that speaks for itself.

Town gives thumbs up; Spring Street Landing project good to go

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 7:51PM

The Town Council, prompted by concerns of the buildings height and impact on waterfront views, requested late last month that the Port of Friday Harbor offer up a modification to the roofline, with a slightly lower pitch. Although the Port honored the request, the council passed on the alteration, in favor of original design, gabled roof and all.

Congrats to Ag Guild, affordable housing in need of similar support | Letters

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 8:19PM

We at the San Juan Community Home Trust commend San Juan islanders for their generous support of the Brickworks and urge our community to now turn our attention to creating more permanently affordable housing for our local workforce and retirees.

Newsmakers: Bacon earns master's degree

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 8:16PM

Ceradwen Bacon of Seattle, daughter of Dan and Frances Bacon of Friday Harbor, graduated June 15 from the University of Washington Information School with a master's degree in Library and Information Science.

Poor reception on Orcas for paddlers | Letters

  • Aug 21, 2014 at 8:00AM

And once word gets out, more kayakers might put Orcas Island on their destination list instead of Friday Harbor.

State claims negligence, fines seafood company $112K in wake of oil spill

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 10:00AM

Following investigation of the sinking of the Clam Digger, owned by American Gold Seafoods, the Washington state Department of Ecology determined negligence on the part of the company was responsible for 315 gallons of oil that was spilled into the channel during recovery of the 59-foot sunken boat.

Best Bet: don't miss last-ever performance of 'Pickett', tonight

  • Aug 21, 2014 at 10:30AM

A few of main events in Pickett’s life include the “Pig War,” when the then-commander of U.S. troops confronted Vancouver Island Governor Sir James Douglas and the Royal Navy over ownership of San Juan Island. The story culminates in the disastrous “Pickett’s Charge” that brought ruin to the Confederate Army at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Mysterious, good, bad? Bats unveiled

  • Aug 21, 2014 at 11:00AM

Mouse-eared bats look similar from a distance and use the same frequencies to navigate and target their prey, but they vary somewhat in body proportions and behavior. Two of our mouse-eared species are actually quite rare.

Larsen loses luster, San Juan County Dems pick Lapointe in primary

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 1:00PM

San Juan County Democrats held separate endorsement meetings on July 26 and 27 on Orcas, Lopez, and San Juan Islands. In total at these three meetings, the vote was 50-0 to endorse Mike Lapointe.

Primary cause | Editorial

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 2:24PM

In the 2012, Larsen faced five challengers in the August primary, including Lapointe, at that time a 99 Percent Party candidate. Larsen drew nearly 64 percent of 5,683 votes cast in San Juan County that year. Lapointe received 4.3 percent, 244 votes in all.

Featured at the Fair: San Juan Historical Society's 3-D 'topo' map

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 6:03PM

San Juan Historical Museum will showcase the introductory centerpiece of its latest exhibit, perhaps its boldest and most intricate exhibit ever, the San Juan Island Museum of History & Industry, inside the fairgrounds main exhibit hall during the four-day run of fair, Aug. 13-16.

Community Foundation 'match program' raises $44K in donations

  • Aug 21, 2014 at 5:15PM

Under the program, the Community Foundation matched up to 50 percent of each of the eight separate non-profits represented through the program and their respective project goals, for a total of $44,000 in donations generated at the Fair.

Mass: climate change no hoax

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 7:00PM

Mass, known for his popular weather blog, discussed truths and myths about global warming, the media’s incorrect coverage of topics relating to the health of the globe and the affects of coal production on our lives.

Snapshot: Lights, camera, Lime Kiln

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 7:00AM

Here’s your chance to be part of a historic San Juan Island celebration.

Climate change: weather forecast

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

The fifth in a series of free climate change programs, entitled “The Climate Action Imperative: Understanding the Impacts & Making Choices,” the presentation by Bond, a climatologist with WSU as well, begins at 7 p.m.

Hearty High-five & 'Thanks' for all the help at FH Fly In | Letters

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 11:00AM

Great weather, an 8 a.m. kickoff breakfast by the Cutthroat Pirates, many hard-working volunteers, generous sponsors and pilots, and a fabulous turnout made this an event to remember. (Click on this letter for a link to images of the event by Fly-In photographer Steve Brandli).

The Good Lovelies return to San Juan

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 2:00PM

The Good Lovelies burst onto the musical scene with a self-titled album in 2009, which garnered the group headlines as “New Emerging Artist”

United Way helps families to thrive | Letters

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 3:00PM

Their generous funding ensures that all island families, regardless of income, have access to education and enrichment programs that promote learning, friendship and family well-being.

How are we doing? Islands' abuzz in economic activity; county revenue on the rise | Guest Column

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 6:12PM

As a community shifts from the hunker-down mentality of recession to the beehive activity level of a healthy, vibrant community, local government prospers, as well. Indications are we’ve reached the beehive.

Keith Jefferts: 1931—2014 | Passages

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 6:19PM

Keith was an avid outdoorsman and early member of the Mountaineers and REI— backpacking trips in the Cascades and Olympics (always with a fly rod or two) were an omnipresent part of Keith’s graduate-school and early parenting years, and he continued those adventures with his children well into their adulthoods.

Many helped to make exhibit click | Letters

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

To all the visitors and residents of San Juan County who helped with the success of this year’s Photography Department at the San Juan County Fair.

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