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Size, experience on their side | Fall Sports Preview Boys' Soccer

  • Sep 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

With experience, size, numbers (30 players turned out for the team) and perhaps the most well-conditioned squad in the league, the stars are aligned for the 2014 Wolverines.

2014 ‘Trashion Fashion’ show tops ‘em all | Slideshow

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 6:00PM updated at 8:04PM

This year’s tribute to boundless creativity and rebirth of castaway materials was witnessed by what Fair officials believe is the single-largest crowd ever to attend a featured entertainment event

IMA makes final cut in pursuit of $650K state grant

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 7:00AM

San Juan Islands Museum of Art is ranked sixth among 14 finalists selected from a field of 50 applicants by the advisory committee of the Washington State Building for the Arts. The committee's list of recommendations will now go to the legislative branch for funding consideration.

Convicted sex offender back behind bars 24 hours after release

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 9:37AM

On Aug. 6, Troy Fitzgerald Niebling was taken into custody by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Department on the heels of a complaint about the 49-year-old spending time with the woman and her child. Convicted in February of one count of voyeurism, a Class C felony, Niebling turned himself into the Sheriff’s Department upon learning that a warrant had been issued for his arrest, according to Undersheriff Bruce Distler.

Through the lens: 2014 county Fair flashback | slideshow

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

A soggy start gave way to a steady stream of sunshine. By Saturday, activities were in full stride—Loop Run, circus acts, Trashion Fashion show, music, and more. Check out the Journal slideshow for a look back at the "Farm-Tastic" 2014 County Fair.

New league prompts renewed commitment | Fall Sports Preview Girls' Soccer

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 11:00AM

The Wolverines this year face all four Northwest 2B League opponents three times each, in the past they’ve played each other twice.

Tires slashed, meds & jewelry snatched, traffic stop prompts DUI arrest; San Juan County Sheriff's Log

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 12:22PM

Sept. 4: Jewelry, medications and other items were reportedly stolen from a vehicle parked in Friday Harbor. The financial loss was unlisted in the incident report.

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.

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.

Rockfish: talk on trail of recovery

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 3:00PM

The long lives and low reproductive survival combined with past over-harvesting and degraded habitats, have resulted in declines of many populations of rockfish in the Salish Sea.

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.

Retooled, rebuilt for 2B battle | Fall Sports Preview Football

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 5:00AM

One aspect Coach Richard Ledford is fairly unfamiliar with is the lack of depth on this year’s roster. Only 38 players turned out this year; Ledford is more used to a team with 50.

Forever grateful, and a fond farewell | Letters

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 8:00AM

It is life-affirming to live in a place where ideas matter, and where the hard work of many can create true change. For that we are grateful.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dinner, dancing, must-have auction items, music, and more... for a good cause | Guest column

  • Sep 14, 2014 at 6:39PM

When friends heard Dave Hall had major expenses associated with his cancer, they offered to help with a fundraiser. The Dinner/Auction/Dance Benefit 4 Dave Hall is Oct. 4 at the Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 p.m. for auction item viewing; dinner is 5:30-6:30 p.m. Read below to find out more.

San Juan man to serve 28 months for weapons theft

  • Sep 14, 2014 at 6:44PM

Prosecutors, in calling for a prison term at the upper end of the state-standard range of sentencing, note that the theft of a firearm and its concealment where it might have been discovered by children demonstrate a disregard for the safety of others. The loaded revolver, as well as its holster, were reportedly visible through a milk crate they had been stashed in, regardless of the flower pot placed on top of it.

Will utility rates rise in 2015?

  • Sep 14, 2014 at 6:48PM

The OPALCO Board of Directors will discuss utility rates for 2015, beginning budget talks for the upcoming year at its next meeting, Sept. 18, in Friday Harbor.

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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