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Ranker re-appointed to national ocean council

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 11:05AM

"Our state’s coastline and maritime industries are the lifeblood of our economy," Ranker said. "I’m honored to be a voice for our Washington in the other Washington.”

What dad wants most of all | Ferry Home Companion

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 3:07PM

The main thing that any dad wants most of all is to hear your voice. But if you're thinking about a new pair of pants for your dad on Father's Day, just make sure they fit. He may have lost weight.

Weekly Journal political cartoon; June 11 edition | Opinion

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

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

Rockets red glare? Fourth of July tradition in peril

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 9:59AM

The future of Friday Harbor’s annual 4th of July fireworks display is in jeopardy for lack of financial support, according to the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, tasked with raising at least $15,000 to pay for the show. Click on this article to find out how you can help...

Spike in derailments prompt new rules for trains carrying crude oil

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 11:16AM

The state Department of Ecology estimates the number of rail shipments of all types of crude oil went from zero barrels in 2011 to nearly 17 million barrels — roughly 714 million gallons — in 2013.

Westside San Juan property owners mull different spot for community dock; county withdraws DNS

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 3:19PM

According to a legal notice from the Community Development and Planning Department, a determination of non-significance was withdrawn because substantial changes have to be made to the proposal to move the dock to a different location than originally intended.

Why marines reserves? Let's count the ways | Guest Column

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Jun 17, 2014 at 9:23AM

The UW biological reserves, like those at Argyle Lagoon and False Bay, have the overarching goals of maintaining and restoring native biodiversity and ecosystem function, and facilitating education and research that is consistent with these goals. Is this important?

Orcas man faces drug, weapon charges following Rosario-area bust

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 5:20PM

The 40-year-old was taken into custody after San Juan County Sheriff's Department detectives and deputies, assisted by a Bellingham-based K-9 unit, served a search warrant at the man's home. Authorities seized drugs, cash, scales, packaging materials and firearms, according to the Sheriff's Department.

San Juan Island's Peterson, Hyde join CSA board of directors

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:33PM

“The addition of both Dave and Rich to the CSA board strengthens CSA’s ability to obtain real science and to contribute to the information base that guides land use policy in the county," CSA President David Cable said.

Your chance to be a U.S. ambassador; host a foreign student |Letters

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:37PM

Students from abroad are looking to learn a new culture and spend a school year in the USA. They come with their own insurance and spending money; host families provide three meal a day, and guidance.

Spotlight to shine on farmland taxation program; potluck too

  • Jun 15, 2014 at 1:51PM

Friday Harbor attorneys Carla Higginson and Jamie Grifo will talk about the ins-and-outs of the current-use farm and agricultural tax break programs in the final presentation of San Juan Island Grange No. 966's spring lecture series, Wednesday, June 18.

For new San Juan cookie company, 'It's crunch time'

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 9:47AM

Whale Tale Cookies makes treats for kids with an educational twist. Each package of whale tail shaped cookies contains a trading card with an intriguing photo of an orca whale engaged in one of many sometimes-mysterious behaviors. That's just for starters...

Education remains elementary for Kiwanis 'Everyday Hero'

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 11:16AM

Even after 50 years in the teaching profession, Goff is still going strong, spending up to 40 hours a week helping children learn how to read at Friday Harbor Elementary School. The only difference now is that for Goff, it's no longer a job. She volunteers. Why?

Worthy program way undervalued by LTAC | Letters

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 5:20PM

The collective efforts of the Youth Conservation Corps—in coordination with BLM, county Parks, the National Park Service, county Land Bank, SJ Preservation Trust, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and the SJ Noxious Weed Board—assist with the stewardship of our amazing public lands. Visitors and residents enjoy the fruits of their labors all throughout the year.

Bound for adventure beyond; Spring Street Class of 2014

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 11:00AM

Peppered with smiles and applause, the soon-to-be graduates were greeted by a warm welcome from family, friends and well-wishers as they passed by the church pews and stepped up onto the stage. They were swarmed by an even more enthusiastic embrace on stage after tassels had been turned and caps lofted ceremoniously into the air.

Wi-Fi too risky, waiting for fiber | Letters

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

Right now our students at the Lopez School and our health team at the Lopez Medical Clinic are increasingly under hours and hours of harmful exposure from wireless connections to laptops and tablets.

On your mark, get set, solstice!

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

For the hard-core athletic enthusiast, this year's solstice marks a turning point, as the annual San Juan Island Marathon, with a brand new course lying in wait (for the half-marathon and 10K events as well), and the Three Lakes Triathlon all come together on the weekend that's also home to the longest day of the year.

New look in store for downtown waterfront?

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

Port Commissioner Greg Hertel notes that the most recent design of the replacement building and its nod to the past is favored by the town Historic Review Board.

No retreat, it's time to battle 'The broom' | Guest Column

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 10:55AM

Since one small foothold of Scotch Broom can infest an entire neighborhood, many local plant enthusiasts, like WSU Master Gardeners, volunteer to help their neighbors control infestations. In this article the authors will clue you in to several effective, relatively easy, ways to go about removing it.

Journal political cartoon; June 18 edition | Opinion

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00PM

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

Monument plan marks milestone | Letters

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00PM

With the Resource Management Plan completion possibly four years away, it’s important for everyone to know the solid ground we stand on to ensure that the best can happen, and to understand how to bring that about.

San Juan County puts deep freeze on ICE ‘holds’

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 9:55AM

San Juan County Sheriff’s Department ended its long-standing policy of honoring a request by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, that anyone taken into custody, and who is suspected of being in the country illegally, be detained for up to 48 hours, long enough for immigration enforcement agents to presumably pick them up.

Changes in health coverage; beware | Letters

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 10:00AM

Patients signing up through the healthcare exchange are being told to get a physical. This has been touted nationally and statewide as part of your preventive benefits.

Stonewalled by powers that be at our 'un-cooperative' | As I See It

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 6:30PM

OPALCO no longer is operating as a cooperative, but rather as if it were a private corporation, and a deceptive and aggressively private one at that. It is a completely unnecessary and unfortunate change that needs to be reversed.

Friday Harbor man earns bachelor's degree online, with honors

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 7:01PM

Robert Walters earned a bachelor's degree in natural resources policy management through OSU's e-course program, completing his entire coursework online and earning the required credits while living on San Juan Island.

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