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Hildegard Goss engaged a community of friends with her art, activism, love of learning | Passages

  • May 20, 2010 at 3:56PM

On Tuesday, May 11, 2010, Hildegard Goss, 93, died of natural causes at Hamlet House on Lopez Island. She is survived by her nieces, Christine Dahl-Sesby of Friday Harbor, Patricia Topper of Emmitsburg, Md., and her nephew, Derek Valley of Olympia. She was predeceased by her husband of more than 60 years, William Goss; her sister, Lillie Ericsson; and her brother, Bertil Valley.

Sheriff releases new images believed to be Colton Harris-Moore

  • May 26, 2010 at 2:32PM

The San Juan County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday released stills from a surveillance video they believe shows suspected "Barefoot Burglar" Colton Harris-Moore about to steal a boat from a Lopez Island marina earlier this month.

Orcas Island activist on flotilla boarded by Israeli troops is reported safe

  • Jun 1, 2010 at 9:00AM updated Jun 10, 2010 at 3:10PM

David Schermerhorn, 80, a retired television-commercial producer from Orcas Island, was on the flotilla that was boarded by Israeli troops Monday.

Helicopter crashes off Bell Island; couple picked up by fishing boat

  • Jun 8, 2010 at 2:00PM updated at 8:34PM

A helicopter crashed off Bell Island, between Crane Island and Shaw Island's Broken Point. Three boats, including the Sheriff's Boat Guardian, were en route to the scene at 2:30 p.m.

Orca calf born in K pod; Southern resident population may be 90

  • Jun 10, 2010 at 4:01PM

The Center for Whale Research has confirmed the birth of a new K pod calf. If it survives that critical first year, the Southern resident orca population is 90, its highest since 2006. The Center for Whale Research designated the calf K43. Center researcher Erin Heydenreich said the calf is the fifth born to K12. However, only three of those orcas are still alive, Heydenreich said.

Brad Fincher, adult probation officer, announces candidacy for San Juan County sheriff | Election 2010

  • Jun 11, 2010 at 7:59AM

Brad Fincher, adult probation officer for San Juan County, has announced his candidacy for San Juan County sheriff. Fincher's announcement, on the final day of the candidate filing period for the Aug. 17 primary and Nov. 2 general election, brings the field of candidates for sheriff to four. The others are Lead Detective Brent Johnson, Deputy Felix Menjivar, and Deputy Rob Nou.

Election 2010: Five running for sheriff, three for Lopez/Shaw County Council, two for North San Juan County Council

  • Jun 11, 2010 at 5:04PM

You have 15 choices for U.S. Senate — among them, Goodspaceguy and Mike the Mover. You have five choices for U.S. Congress. Nine people want you to know what they'll do as your representative from 40th District state House position 1 — three Democrats, three Republicans, and one from the Happiness Party. You'll hear from three candidates for 40th District state House position 2. Five candidates are running for sheriff. Three are running for the County Council position from Lopez/Shaw. Two are running for the County Council position from North San Juan. So, let the issues discussion begin.

Three Islands Oil Spill Association workers are in the Gulf helping to rescue oiled birds

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Jun 23, 2010 at 1:56PM

Three Islands Oil Spill Association workers are in the Gulf of Mexico region, helping to capture and clean oiled birds. And a bird rescue research center is asking all qualified responders to be available through the end of August. IOSA director Julie Knight and volunteer Sam Pottenger, both of Lopez Island, went to the Gulf June 12. Volunteer Amy Lum of Orcas Island joined them on June 19.

Transportation Commissioner Bob Distler of Orcas Island warned about communications with WSF employees

  • Jun 24, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 3:12PM

State Transportation Commissioner Bob Distler of Orcas Island has been advised by Washington State Ferries that he could be denied ferry access if he again "engages in disruptive behavior" with ferry workers. Steven V. Rodgers, director of marine operations for WSF, wrote a letter to Distler, dated June 18, as a followup to a discussion the two had regarding a complaint from a WSF employee in Anacortes. The letter states that Distler had apologized to the terminal supervisor and the traffic attendant, "assuring them this type of behavior would not happen again."

Open burning ends June 30, 11:59 p.m.

  • Jun 24, 2010 at 1:21PM

The San Juan County Fire Marshal's office reminds islanders and visitors that open burning closes June 30, 11:59 p.m. For more information, call Deputy Fire Marshal Paul Turner, 376-2331.

WSF employee said she felt 'humiliated, intimidated and harassed' by Distler's behavior

  • Jun 29, 2010 at 5:00PM updated Jul 1, 2010 at 11:14AM

Anacortes Terminal Supervisor Mark Tibbles called State Transportation Commissioner Bob Distler at home late May 14 and warned him he would have him "hauled off" by the State Patrol if he "treated one of my employees like that again."

U.S. Embassy in Bahamas: FBI offers $10,000 reward for information leading to arrest of Harris-Moore

  • Jul 7, 2010 at 9:43AM

The U.S. Embassy in the Bahamas issued this press release Tuesday regarding the FBI's offer of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of serial burglary suspect Colton Harris-Moore. Authorities believe Harris-Moore, suspected of burglaries and thefts in several states and British Columbia, landed a stolen plane off Abaco Island and is in the Bahamas.

Five who would be sheriff: San Juan Islands will have a new top cop for the first time in 24 years | San Juan County Sheriff

  • Jul 7, 2010 at 11:02AM

Five law enforcement professionals want to be your next sheriff. The campaign is significant for these reasons: One, islanders will have a new sheriff for the first time in 24 years. Anyone alive since 1986 has known only Bill Cumming as the county’s top cop. Two, rarely has a single position on the San Juan County ballot generated so many candidates. All are colleagues with varied backgrounds. The field includes a past sheriff candidate, a retired police chief, a Town Council member, a county advisory board chairman, and the chairman of the prevention coalition.

Serial burglary suspect Colton Harris-Moore is wanted in federal court

  • Jul 7, 2010 at 11:40AM

Serial burglary suspect Colton Harris-Moore is now wanted in federal court. Harris-Moore has been charged in U.S. District Court in Seattle with interstate transportation of stolen property. He is also charged in Island County with flight to avoid prosecution and in San Juan County for forced entry burglary / burglary second degree.

'Barefoot Bandit' arrested Sunday, in custody in Bahamas; could be tried there first

  • Jul 11, 2010 at 9:00AM updated Jul 12, 2010 at 2:52PM

The Associated Press and other news organizations are reporting that Colton Harris-Moore, the serial burglary suspect, was arrested Sunday in the Bahamas and is in custody in the capital city of Nassau.

Supports Bob Myhr for County Council, Lopez/Shaw

  • Jul 13, 2010 at 11:12AM

I first met Bob Myhr when donating a preservation easement on our Lopez property to the San Juan Preservation Trust. We have been friends and fellow birders since, but it is his commitment to the conservation of these islands that has motivated me to get off my duff and help him get re-elected to the County Council.

Q&A: Candidates for San Juan County Sheriff

  • Jul 14, 2010 at 8:00AM updated at 10:59AM

The Journal of the San Juan Islands asked the candidates for San Juan County Sheriff four questions. Here are their answers.

Q&A: Candidates for 40th District House, Position 1

  • Jul 16, 2010 at 9:00AM updated Jul 29, 2010 at 12:17PM

The Journal of the San Juan Islands asked the candidates for 40th District state House of Representatives, Position 1, the following questions: 1. Friday Harbor and San Juan County have cut staffing, reduced services, and implemented unpaid furloughs to balance their budgets. What new revenue sources are available to local governments? 2. In what ways can the state Legislature further reduce state spending, increase state revenues, and ensure adequate levels of public services? 3. Washington State Ferries has been beset by financial and management problems. What are your recommendations for solving those problems? 4. Education funding: What are your recommendations for ensuring the Legislature meets its constitutional obligation to adequately fund public education? 5. What would be your top three priorities as a state representative? Here are their answers.

Q&A: Candidates for 40th District House, Position 2

  • Jul 16, 2010 at 10:47AM

The Journal of the San Juan Islands asked the candidates for 40th District state House of Representatives, Position 2, the following questions: 1. Friday Harbor and San Juan County have cut staffing, reduced services, and implemented unpaid furloughs to balance their budgets. What new revenue sources are available to local governments? 2. In what ways can the state Legislature further reduce state spending, increase state revenues, and ensure adequate levels of public services? 3. Washington State Ferries has been beset by financial and management problems. What are your recommendations for solving those problems? 4. Education funding: What are your recommendations for ensuring the Legislature meets its constitutional obligation to adequately fund public education? 5. What would be your top three priorities as a state representative? Here are their answers.

Supports Gonce for San Juan County Council, Lopez/Shaw

  • Jul 23, 2010 at 8:59AM

I would like to ask that you join me in voting for the most qualified person running for San Juan County Council, Lopez/Shaw: Jerry Gonce. Prior to coming to Lopez, Jerry had basically been a city manager for most of his working life, and doing it very successfully. During these troubled times, we need someone like Jerry, who is a "hands-on, get things done" kind of person who will tackle the problems we face with non-partisanship and fiscal responsibility. As Jerry says, "WE CAN DO BETTER!"

Colton Harris-Moore says he was 'scared' while on the run

  • Jul 23, 2010 at 3:00PM updated Aug 11, 2010 at 3:12PM

Colton Harris-Moore is turning down book and movie offers, saying his latest jaunt as an outlaw wasn’t anything to emulate – in fact, he was scared silly. According to attorney John Henry Browne, the teen suspect ignored a June offer of $50,000 and free representation by lawyer Jim Johanson because he was too afraid to turn himself in.

Near miss: tug carrying 8 million gallons of diesel loses propulsion near San Juans

  • Jul 29, 2010 at 10:00AM updated Aug 2, 2010 at 10:55AM

The state Department of Ecology (Ecology) and U.S. Coast Guard monitored the 170-meter tug and barge "Commitment" that lost propulsion and went adrift shortly after 1 p.m. on July 28 in the Strait of Juan de Fuca about 19 miles northwest of Port Angeles, posing the risk of an oil spill.

San Juan County solid waste survey is in the mail, online

  • Jul 30, 2010 at 5:51AM

A survey questionnaire about how San Juan County should approach current and future challenges in dealing with solid and hazardous waste has been mailed to about half of the households in San Juan County.

In their words: Candidates for sheriff | Jeff Asher

  • Aug 3, 2010 at 3:21PM

The Journal invited the five candidates for sheriff to tell you, in 400 words or less, what you need to know about what they will do as our top cop. Here are their guest columns.

In their words: Candidates for sheriff | Brad Fincher

  • Aug 3, 2010 at 3:24PM

The Journal invited the five candidates for sheriff to tell you, in 400 words or less, what you need to know about what they will do as our top cop. Here are their guest columns.

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