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Sheriff: contentious Christmas Eve traffic stop 'unfortunate', but warranted

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 7:05PM

The ensuing verbal exchange between the driver and deputy that pulled him over quickly became heated and, according to several witnesses, that dispute nearly escalated into an altercation.

Sheriff issues statement on Christmas Eve traffic stop

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 7:15PM

As your law enforcement officers, we have a fundamental duty to protect life and property. We also have a duty to enforce the law. This includes the enforcement of traffic laws.

Christmas Eve traffic stop? The driver's side | Opinion

  • Jan 2, 2014 at 3:15PM

“We were just carrying on our family tradition of caroling through Friday Harbor on Christmas Eve,” Mark E. McCutcheon said. “I am not sure what set off Deputy Menjivar. If it had not been for Deputy Korth, I do not know what would have happened."

Edward F. Smith, Jr. 1929-2013 | Passages

  • Jan 2, 2014 at 2:35PM

Edward and Rose purchased a ranch on San Juan Island with the intent to convert it to a B&B. After renovating the old school house on the property, the 10-room States Inn & Ranch opened for business in 1991.

Counterpoint: Duty to uphold the law, traffic laws, too | Letters

  • Jan 2, 2014 at 3:33PM

I have spoken with Sheriff Nou and will continue to arrest the impaired driver, I will stop the speeder, the person talking with the cellphone to their ear, the person not wearing their safety belts, or not stopping at stop signs. I will address the vehicle equipment violations, especially the lack of taillights and brake lights.

New mission, new manager, new $325K grant for derelict vessel removal program

  • Jan 3, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jan 6, 2014 at 12:16PM

In a state with more than 300,000 recreational and commercial boats and over 2.4 million acres of state-owned aquatic lands, derelict or abandoned boats can cause serious environmental problems.

Kiwanis Christmas toy drive a success; many to thank| Letters

  • Jan 3, 2014 at 6:12PM

Because of you, and the work of all my fellow Kiwanians, Christmas came to 77 island children this year. It was a pleasure.

New rules require hospitals to disclose health care policies

  • Jan 6, 2014 at 6:56PM

The rules also require hospitals within 60 days to "submit to the department its policies related to access to care" in the areas of admission, non-discrimination, end of life care and reproductive health care. After review by the DOH, each hospital must post the policies on its web site.

Clash over Customs? San Juan Island has been there before

  • Jan 6, 2014 at 7:00PM

The gauntlet was thrown the next day when Ebey and Webber called on Griffin with a proclamation naming Webber assistant collector of customs on San Juan Island. Ebey left soon thereafter and Webber pitched his tent “immediately” behind Griffin’s cabin, garnishing the act by running up an American flag. That did it for Griffin...

Tooth Mobile return; apply by Jan. 13 for appt.

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 9:00AM

Fish For Teeth and San Juan County Health Department sponsor this clinic to provide dental care for anyone who is unable to afford it.

Northwest Marine Technologies founder OK after airplane crash

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 2:00PM updated at 4:59PM

Keith Jefferts was transported by Airlift Northwest to Bellingham's St. Joseph's hospital, where he was treated for cuts and contusions and released.

Time to mend some fences | Editorial

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 6:00PM

This isn’t the first time complaints have been voiced against the sheriff’s department.

Harry C. ‘Tiny’ Youngberg: 1932—2013 | Passages

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 10:00AM

Harry 'Tiny' Youngberg is survived by his wife, Ruth, of 63 years, and his three daughters.

Journal political cartoon; January 8 edition | Opinion

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 1:00PM

Cartoon musings on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on

Islanders assist at Red Cross emergency shelter in Everett

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 4:56PM

Phil and Nancy Schober were among seven volunteers from the Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross that have helped to staff an emergency shelter in Everett, which opened Dec. 15. That day, an apartment fire in downtown Everett claimed the life of one person and left 20 others in need of temporary housing.

Whistleblower deserves to be praised, not persecuted | Letters

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 6:04PM

Contrary to those in our nation’s capitol who don’t seem to understand our Constitution, and to those international corporations who profit from and wish to maintain our “War on Terror”, whistleblowers such as Edward Snowden are national heroes that have risked their lives and futures to preserve our civil rights.

Mysterious creature in our midst

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 3:32PM

Little is known about the vampire-esque creatures despite the fact that they are the oldest fish found in the Columbia River system, appearing in the fossil record 450 million years ago.

Doctor’s daughter: ‘Underpinning’ a memoir

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 5:00AM

Reed's vivid descriptions evoke whole days from the past, such as the town's 1916 Fourth of July celebration and town picnic at Turn Point.

San Juan League of Women Voters meets Monday, Jan. 13

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 4:07PM

Program plans for 2014 will top the agenda at the League of Women Voters San Juans Jan. 13 meeting, beginning at noon, at San Juan Island Library.

Finch family claims 'No. 1 Seahawks fan' photo contest crown

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 5:59PM

In support of their favorite football team, and for the holidays, Frank and Molly Finch decorated their house in long strands of brightly lit blue and green Christmas lights, an eye-catching display of 12th Man spirit and color.

Proposed revisions of CAO available online

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 6:15PM

SJC press release: electronic copies of the critical areas ordinance prepared for the County Council’s Feb. 4th public hearing and a copy of the public hearing notice are posted to the CD&P website.

Democratic Caucus picks Ranker to fill No. 2 budget committee post

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 7:13PM

“I’m honored to have been selected by my peers to take on these new challenges,” Ranker said. “Constructing a state budget which represents the values of our state and our local communities is of the utmost importance to us all.”

First Baby of 2014: Michael Victor Coddington

  • Jan 13, 2014 at 7:09PM

After a dozen years together, James and Nicole Coddington decided about a year ago that having children of their own really wasn't in the cards. End of story? Not by a long shot. Evidently, the universe had something else in mind.

Orcas Island man contests criminal convictions for land-use violations

  • Jan 13, 2014 at 6:50PM

Recently featured in a video by the Freedom Foundation, "Tales of Tyranny", Errol Speed is seeking to overturn a pair of convictions for use of a building without proper permits.

View of Mar Vista is much better—now | Letters

  • Jan 13, 2014 at 7:09PM

Quite frankly, the “after” photo of the Mar Vista Resort is far more attractive than the “before” photo.

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