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- Jun 27, 2014 at 7:06PM
Seven years in the making, "War of the Whales," a 420-page expose of the U.S. military's often secretive use of sonar and account of those, like marine biologist Ken Balcomb, who, through keen supposition and painstaking science, first connected the dots and then launched a courtroom campaign against the U.S. Navy and its perilous program, is due out July 1.
- Jun 27, 2014 at 7:55PM
Harbor seal pups found alone on beaches generate a lot of concern from local residents, as well as visitors. How can you help?
- Jun 28, 2014 at 8:00AM
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.
- Jun 28, 2014 at 10:00AM
There is something hypnotizing about tracking the day-to-day progress of a construction site. That is what residents and visitors get to do over the next six months.
- Jun 28, 2014 at 12:00PM
Authorities reportedly seized cash, scales, packaging materials, firearms and drugs, including 24 grams of methamphetamine and eight ounces of packaged marijuana, following the arrest of the 40-year-old at his Rosario-area home.
- Jun 29, 2014 at 7:00AM
In response to The Whale Museum’s growing need to expand our accessibility, we have installed a stair lift that will allow our visitors to explore the upstairs exhibit hall regardless of their physical limitations.
- Jul 1, 2014 at 11:00AM
San Juan Community Theatre marks 25 years with tribute to founders as well as encore performances. The July 28 anniversary extravaganza drew a standing-room-only crowd.
- Jul 1, 2014 at 1:00PM
The sharp-tailed snake, which specialize in eating slugs, spends almost all of their time undercover, in rotting logs, and possibly underground.
- Jul 1, 2014 at 3:00PM
Sunday, July 29, marked the final sailing of the oldest boat in Washington State Ferries’ fleet, and state and local officials memorialized the event with photos, gifts and speeches onboard her deck.
- Jul 1, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Jul 2, 2014 at 8:43AM
The celebration of 30 years of uniting people with parks, programs, trails and music continues, as San Juan Island Parks and Recreation District will feature the most popular musical acts.
- Jul 2, 2014 at 10:00AM
The 4th of July is San Juan Island’s, and America’s, outdoor holiday, packed with events for kids and adults at both ends of San Juan Island.
- Jul 2, 2014 at 11:14AM
Two islanders, who stumbled upon the dog on San Juan Island and took photos, called the Sheriff’s Department, and a deputy arrived on the scene around the time the dog’s owner appeared. The owner then took the dog to the vet, where it was euthanized, according to authorities.
- Jul 2, 2014 at 11:34AM
Upon retiring, Toni and her husband, Edward, moved to Friday Harbor in 1976, where she was an active member of the community, participating in a French language club, the AAUW and the Unitarian fellowship, volunteering at the library and reading weekly to a lady with failing sight.
- Jul 2, 2014 at 12:39PM
Steenkolk earned the starting nod at the fullback position for the West and, along with a TD, carried the ball four times in the first half.
- Jul 2, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jul 3, 2014 at 8:05AM
A severed cable on San Juan is to blame for a widespread telephone outage, including emergency 911 calls, in the San Juan Islands, according to CenturyLink.
- Jul 3, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 5:22PM
Wednesday's outage, reminiscent of—but much abbreviated in duration compared to—the 10-day loss of communications in November, lasted roughly nine hours. It began when a contractor working on behalf of OPALCO in Friday Harbor dug into an underground transmission line.
- Jul 3, 2014 at 1:38PM
Wednesday was a wake-up-call for islanders—with three phone companies serving us and still to be completely cut off from communication with the outside world. If we don't demand change and get it, shame on us.
- Jul 3, 2014 at 2:00PM
Wade’s great passion in life was yacht racing and in this he was very successful. He was on the winning Trans-Pac boat, a Cal 40, Psyche in 1968. He has sailed many boats, winning many races in many places.
- Jul 3, 2014 at 2:19PM
The fundraiser features dinner, dancing, a silent auction and a raffle drawing... the prize? A week's stay in a condo in Puerto Vallarta with dinner out, and concert with, Los Bambinos in their hometown.
- Jul 4, 2014 at 7:00AM
Although he has been trained in all aspects of beginning and advanced firefighting, Michael Hartzell's favorite roll is fighting structural fires, as a hose man. “Its more fun!”
- Jul 4, 2014 at 8:00AM
Authorities claim the two men broke into a home in the Lampard Road area on the night of May 22 and, after searching from room to room, made off with a jar full of coins, a $20 bill and a 9-mm Glock handgun from a bedroom cabinet.
- Jul 4, 2014 at 9:00AM
Since launching its Live in HD series in December 2006, the Metropolitan Opera has become a leading producer of alternative cinema content, hitting 15 million tickets sold in April, with Puccini’s La Bohème.
- Jul 4, 2014 at 5:00PM
Magnificent resident orcas mesmerize us while steadily sliding down the slope of extinction. Yet, we seem only willing to rearrange the deck furniture some, rather than fix the root problems.
- Jul 5, 2014 at 12:00PM
Barbara Jean Schonfeld of Friday Harbor, Wash., passed away Sunday, June 22, at Life Care Center of the San Juan Islands. She was 83.
- Jul 6, 2014 at 8:00AM
Chad Kruger, director of WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources, will cover topics ranging from agricultural production practices to cutting-edge research, to critical issues facing agriculture worldwide and closer to home, including climate change; discussion to follow.