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- Jul 22, 2014 at 10:54AM
Starting with the warm and friendly greeter, then the cheerful insurance verifier, and the lovely nurses—every step of the way my fears were calmed and I felt listened to and cared for.
- Jul 22, 2014 at 11:29AM
Historian Karen Haas kicks off Encampment 2014 with a revival of her celebrated Civil War program, “I am Always on the Woman’s Side,” Friday, July 25, at English Camp, beginning at 7 p.m. She will slip into to character for a dynamic portrayal of the unsinkable Thea Foss, July 31, at San Juan Island Library.
- Jul 22, 2014 at 11:42AM
Westwind Aviation and Cessna Aircraft have joined forces to offer two-days of free demo flights in conjunction with the Friday Harbor Fly-In. It's part of Cessna's "Discover Flying Challenge" flight program.
- Jul 22, 2014 at 4:00PM
Beloved patriarch, dear friend, irascible coot, Lester Gunther perished Monday at his home on False Bay.
- Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00AM
A total of 18 “marijuana producer” license applications from San Juan County are on file with the state Liquor Control Board, only one of which, belonging to Aqua Organics, has so far been approved.
- Jul 23, 2014 at 11:00AM
The late Maggie King, a former Mountlake Terrace High School teacher, coach and lifelong advocate of girls sports, was inducted into the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame.
- Jul 23, 2014 at 1:00PM
Sister Noella Marcellino shared her expertise with the Shaw monastery’s Mother Prioress (Mother Thérese), and now islanders can enjoy artisan farmstead cheeses ripened from the raw milk of the monastery’s two Jersey cows.
- Jul 23, 2014 at 3:00PM updated at 6:48PM
The monster is someone with the gift of money feeling like they can abuse Earth however they please, because they "own it."
- Jul 23, 2014 at 5:14PM
The free physical clinic is Sunday, Aug. 3, 3-7 p.m., in Friday Harbor High School's Hall Gym. Students should fill out and bring a completed "athletics packet" to the clinic (available on the SJI school district website).
- Jul 24, 2014 at 7:00AM
As OPALCO continues to try to find financially responsible ways to help its members obtain more robust Internet service and perhaps also help improve the county’s emergency-response communication system, it is imperative that members trust its board and management to be open and honest about the choices, the costs, the risks and the expected benefits. Well, do we?
- Jul 24, 2014 at 7:00AM
The group got its "bob-bob-bobbin’" start more than 30 years ago when two singing telegram deliverers lost their jobs and teamed up with a bass singer, songwriter and recording engineer.
- Jul 24, 2014 at 12:00PM
While it remains a community event at heart and soul, the County Fair attracts more and more visitors each year as well. And, it’s a pretty good bargain, too.
- Jul 24, 2014 at 5:51PM
Longtime town employee Kelle Wilson will take over the unexpired term of former treasurer Wendy Picinich, who stepped down in mid-June. Wilson was also appointed town finance director, a position that Picinich previously, and simultaneously, held as well.
- Jul 24, 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.
- Jul 25, 2014 at 9:00AM
June took great pride in telling family and friends about her last sighting of eagles that nested nearby or pods of orca, or minke whales, that frequently swam by their water-view dream home.
- Jul 25, 2014 at 12:55PM
Reserve your spot at the starting line by registering online at, www.sjiyc.com; dinner reservations and commemorative Shaw Island Classic shirts can be ordered online as well.
- Jul 25, 2014 at 1:49PM
In all, over $1 million in private funding was raised to complement the federal, state and town grants, allowing the Ag Guild to fully renovate and repurpose the building, develop the plaza, add a community kitchen, pay off the mortgage, and then some.
- Jul 25, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Jul 27, 2014 at 11:47AM
I do many favors for the person who adopted me. No mouse has been seen in our house since I arrived. DeCon has also disappeared, along with its additives. There is no fly. Even bugs have disappeared. I am almost as good as a vacuum cleaner, actually better. I don't have to be dumped out.
- Jul 28, 2014 at 9:19AM
National Park Superintendent Lee Taylor will lead a three-mile roundtrip sojourn along the Westcott Bay Trail
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.