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About 100 attend sheriff candidates forum at San Juan Community Theatre; forums Wednesday on Orcas, Lopez

  • Sep 29, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 2:48PM

Detective Brent Johnson and Deputy Rob Nou want to be the next sheriff of San Juan County — the first new sheriff in 24 years. Islanders are getting several opportunities to learn more about them and grill them on the issues. About 100 people attended the Sheriff Candidates Forum presented by The Journal of the San Juan Islands, Sept. 28 in the San Juan Community Theatre’s Gubelman Theatre. Friday Harbor tinyRadio 1650 AM broadcast the forum live.

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

  • Oct 14, 2010 at 10:40AM

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

  • Oct 14, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 1:29PM

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.

Election Day: Ballots due at 8 p.m.; Henley predicts voter turnout of 75 or 80 percent

  • Nov 2, 2010 at 9:00AM updated at 12:51PM

Today is Election Day. Ballots must be postmarked today or dropped into an Elections Department drop box by 8 p.m. at one of the following locations: At the Elections Office, 55 Second St., Friday Harbor; outside the County Courthouse, Second Street entrance, Friday Harbor; outside the Orcas Island Senior Center, 62 Henry Road, Eastsound; outside the Lopez Island Fire District 4 Office on Fisherman Bay Road.

Lopez Village Market employee: 'Nobody saw it coming'; SUV crashes into deli

  • Nov 2, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 2:57PM

The crash seemed to happen in slow motion. "Nobody saw it coming," a Lopez Village Market employee working at the deli counter said. "We heard this crazy, crashing sound and saw the car coming through the window. The glass was breaking as the car was coming through. It seemed to take a long time. It was very surreal."

Election: Nou elected San Juan County sheriff; first new sheriff in 24 years

  • Nov 2, 2010 at 7:56PM

Rob Nou was elected the first new sheriff of San Juan County in 24 years Tuesday. Nou, a sheriff's deputy and former Oregon police chief and administrative sergeant, received 4,113 votes to Lead Detective Brent Johnson's 2,183. County Auditor F. Milene Henley said Nou had 64 percent of the vote and didn't expect that to change.

Election: Myhr leads Stephens by 18 votes in race for County Council, District 6

  • Nov 2, 2010 at 8:00PM updated at 10:36PM

San Juan County Councilman Bob Myhr held a slight lead -- 628 votes to 610 -- over Port Commissioner Jamie Stephens in the race for the District 6 County Council position, which represents Lopez and Shaw. County Auditor F. Milene Henley said the race was too close to call, and the next ballot count would be on Friday.

Election: Lytton leading in county, district for state House, 40th District, Position 1

  • Nov 2, 2010 at 8:43PM

Anacortes School Board President Kristine Lytton was leading late Tuesday in the race for state House of Representatives, 40th District, position 1.

Election: Morris leading in county, district for reelection to state House, 40th District, Position 2

  • Nov 2, 2010 at 8:48PM

Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Mount Vernon, was leading Tuesday in his bid for reelection to the state House of Representatives, 40th District, Position 2. Districtwide as of 8:17 p.m., Morris -- who is also House speaker pro tem -- had 19,012 votes to 15,426 for Decatur Island businessman John Swapp, Republican.

Election: Koster leading in three counties, districtwide in 2nd Congressional District race

  • Nov 2, 2010 at 8:00PM updated Nov 3, 2010 at 2:45PM

Snohomish County Councilman John Koster, R-Arlington, held a slight lead early Tuesday in his bid to replace Rick Larsen as the representative of the 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Koster was ahead of the five-term congressman in Island, Skagit and Snohomish counties.

Election: Johnson thanks supporters 'for their confidence in me'

  • Nov 3, 2010 at 10:18AM

Lead Detective Brent Johnson, who received 2,183 votes in the election for San Juan County sheriff Nov. 2, submitted this letter today congratulating Rob Nou, sheriff-elect, and thanking voters for their support.

Transition time: Here's what's next for San Juan County's sheriff-elect

  • Nov 3, 2010 at 1:07PM

Nov. 3, the day after the election, was Sheriff-elect Rob Nou's day off, and he was looking forward to heaving "a really big sigh of relief the whole campaign is over with and done, then gearing up to start working toward a smooth transition." His work will begin soon. Nou, a Lopez Island sheriff's deputy and former Oregon police chief and administrative sheriff's sergeant, received 4,113 votes to Lead Detective Brent Johnson's 2,183. County Auditor F. Milene Henley said Tuesday that Nou had 64 percent of the vote and didn't expect that to change.

Four injured in Lopez Village Market crash; no citations or charges, sheriff says

  • Nov 3, 2010 at 2:04PM

Four people were injured — but not serious enough to require hospitalization — in the crash at Lopez Village Market, Nov. 2. Sheriff Bill Cumming said injuries included cuts caused by glass, and muscle strain. One person needed stitches on a knee. The driver of the vehicle was taken to Lopez Island Medical Clinic to be checked out and was released.

Election: Recount coming in Lopez/Shaw County Council race; Orcas Rec funding measure fails

  • Nov 4, 2010 at 9:07AM

Lopez and Shaw island residents won't know who their representative on the San Juan County Council will be until after Thanksgiving. Updated election results Wednesday put Lopez Port Commissioner Jamie Stephens two votes ahead of County Councilman Bob Myhr, triggering a mandatory recount. Elections Supervisor Doris Schaller said the recount will take place after all ballots are certified Nov. 23.

Election: Larsen leading Koster by 500 votes | U.S. House, 2nd District

  • Nov 4, 2010 at 9:45AM

Late returns show Rep. Rick Larsen with a slight lead over Snohomish County Councilman John Koster, R-Arlington, in his bid for a sixth term representing the 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Koster held a 1,500-vote lead election night. But by Wednesday night, with two-thirds of ballots counted, updated returns showed Larsen with a 500-vote lead.

Harris-Moore indicted by grand jury; One charge related to the San Juan Islands

  • Nov 11, 2010 at 2:00PM updated Nov 12, 2010 at 3:22PM

Camano Island teen Colton Harris-Moore was indicted by a federal grand jury in Seattle on Wednesday, Nov. 10 on five criminal counts. Only one of the charges relates to crimes committed in San Juan County. Harris-Moore is scheduled to face the charges before the U.S. District Court on Nov. 18.

Bob Myhr asks for recount of ballots for County Council District 6

  • Nov 23, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Nov 29, 2010 at 12:11PM

A slim margin between candidates for the County Council District 6 has prompted Bob Myhr to request a hand recount of ballots cast in that race.

It's official: Stephens prevails in recount in Lopez/Shaw County Council race

  • Nov 29, 2010 at 2:00PM updated Nov 30, 2010 at 11:03AM

It’s official. Jamie Stephens prevailed in a recount Monday, winning election to the San Juan County Council from District 6 (Blakely, Decatur, Lopez and Shaw islands). In final election results posted Nov. 22, Stephens led with 877 votes to Bob Myhr’s 866. That vote was unchanged after the recount.

Jumper cable malfunction cuts power to four islands for three hours

  • Dec 6, 2010 at 3:00PM updated Dec 7, 2010 at 12:05PM

A jumper cable malfunctioned at a BPA substation on Lopez Island on Monday, knocking out power for more than three hours on Decatur, Orcas, San Juan and Shaw islands. A jumper cable is a length of cable used to complete a circuit or to bypass a break in a circuit.

San Juan Interiors opens Eastsound showroom

  • Dec 14, 2010 at 10:00AM updated Dec 22, 2010 at 4:51PM

San Juan Interiors is rolling out the carpet on Orcas Island. The Friday Harbor-based business opened a new showroom in Eastsound on Dec. 20, offering a range of coverings for the home and office, including flooring, natural stone, tile, countertops, and window shades.

Orca advocates, researchers oppose dart tagging of Southern Residents; support expanded use of hydrophones and observation

  • Dec 22, 2010 at 5:00AM updated at 1:33PM

The Whale Museum has asked the National Marine Fisheries Service to abandon a plan to attach dart tags onto the dorsal fins of Southern Resident killer whales, and instead adopt non-invasive measures to track the orcas’ movements outside the Salish Sea. The darts create wounds that can result in infection, Whale Museum officials state. They said photos showing the result of earlier satellite tagging support their conclusion. In addition, the satellite tags give detailed information for a month or so that they remain operational, the museum contends.

WSF says it will still raise rates, has OK from attorney general's office

  • Dec 22, 2010 at 3:00PM updated Dec 23, 2010 at 11:06AM

Washington State Ferries officials released the following memo today, on the heels of an informal opinion from the Attorney General's office that appeared to indicate that WSF could not proceed with its scheduled Jan. 2 rate increases.

Former county information services manager files claim, alleging 'whistleblower' retaliation

  • Dec 23, 2010 at 5:23PM

Former county information services manager George Johnson filed a claim Dec. 16 against San Juan County, alleging he was fired Aug. 23 in retaliation for reporting perceived irregularities in how equipment had been purchased by the Public Works Department. The county claims the decision to fire Johnson was made two weeks before he questioned the purchases, and that the decision was based on performance, reorganization and lack of funds.

Sounder publisher, husband airflifted after rollover crash near Orcas Island ferry landing

  • Jan 4, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Jan 6, 2011 at 9:42AM

Islands' Sounder Publisher Elyse Van den Bosch and her husband, Fred Munder, were airlifted to St. Joseph Hospital early Tuesday after their car was clipped by an 18-wheeler that crossed into the oncoming lane.

First baby of 2011: Brigham William Jones of Decatur Island

  • Jan 4, 2011 at 5:00PM updated Jan 11, 2011 at 11:10AM

Brigham William Jones, the island's soon-to-be newest arrival, was born Jan. 3 at Island Hospital in Anacortes and is expected to be home on Decatur sometime in the next couple of days.

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