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- Mar 20, 2014 at 5:00AM
Many thanks to editor Scott Rasmussen for promoting our awareness of the plants and birds around us, and the coming of spring.
- Mar 20, 2014 at 8:00AM
In the first match of the season last Saturday, 2012 state champion Overlake pulled out a 5-2 win, but Friday Harbor showed athleticism and kept it close most of the way.
- Mar 20, 2014 at 9:00AM
Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on SanJuanJournal.com.
- Mar 20, 2014 at 11:46AM
The Land Bank's newly constructed "bird blind" at its Limekiln Preserve will be featured in the next trek in the Know Your Island Walk series, sponsored by the San Juan Island Trails Committee. The walk, Saturday, March 22, 1-4 p.m., will be led by Land Bank Steward Doug McCutchen and Barb Jensen of San Juan Island's Audubon Society. Park at the preserve pull-out on Westside road, just north of Lime Kiln State Park (no dogs on this walk; a poor mix with birds). Read more about the bird blind, below.
- Mar 20, 2014 at 4:39PM
San Juan Island's Roger Paul successfully fended off the tenacious, spirited play of Daniel Farber of Anacortes to claim first place in the top division of the 3rd Annual Island Rec Table Tennis Tournament. Top finishers in other divisions: Table 2, John Entermann of Anacortes, Table 3, Friday Harbor's Tony Fyrqvist, Table 4, Jock Warren.
- Mar 20, 2014 at 4:00PM
Friday Harbor golf fans will have an excellent opportunity to catch the Wolverines at home this season, as five of team’s 10 matches are slated for San Juan Golf & Country Club, the Wolverines home course.
- Mar 20, 2014 at 6:11PM
San Juan County Councilman Bob Jarman withdrew from Orcas Power & Light Cooperative's upcoming board of directors election, and with regret. Click on the headline to find out why.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 7:00AM
With only four seniors on the squad, the Friday Harbor baseball team will start the 2014 season with a lot less experience than it has in the past.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 1:51PM
Revaluations are now made annually to all county properties, although only one-sixth of the county is physically inspected every year. Other valuations are made on the basis of local property sales in the areas not physically inspected.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 9:00AM
Ever wonder what Louis XIV was listening to at his evening concerts back in 1713?
- Mar 21, 2014 at 2:17PM
Are you monument management material? Help set the course for managing the monument by joining the resource advisory committee; deadline to nominate yourself or someone else is Monday, March 4
- Mar 21, 2014 at 2:00PM
That’s because a total of 22 girls turned out to participate on the 2014 team; only a dozen turned out a year ago.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 5:00PM
Friday Harbor has excellent schools where our children can grow, learn and succeed. But sometimes families face challenges that make it difficult for kids to fully participate and thrive in school.
- Mar 22, 2014 at 8:00AM
Of that total, 44, including children and the disabled, are living outdoors, in vehicles or in abandoned buildings, while the remaining 21 rely on family or friends for temporary housing arrangements. Those unsettling statistics come from the latest "Point-In-Time" count of people without housing conducted by San Juan County.
- Mar 22, 2014 at 10:00AM
Dave and Elaine Kitchen proudly announce the engagement of their daughter Abigail Beth Kitchen to Aaron John Schwarzenbart. The engagement ring didn't quite fit after Aaron popped the question, and Abigail said 'Yes', because the couple had just scaled the summit of Crater Mountain, at 7,600 feet.
- Mar 22, 2014 at 11:00AM
Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve would like to thank the Democratic Party of San Juan County for their generosity for allowing us to present an informational program dealing with the hazards of exposure to the EA18G “Growler” noise
- Mar 24, 2014 at 9:44AM
The Peninsula Daily News, a sister paper of the Journal, reports that San Juan Island School District Superintendent Rick Thompson is one of two finalist seeking to fill a similar position in Port Angeles. Thompson is scheduled to be in Port Angeles Monday for a series of meetings related to the vacancy.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 12:00PM
There are major challenges ahead in the process of planning broadband services and delivering them to a wide audience in San Juan County. The nature of business relationships between OPALCO and other network service providers (such as Rock Island Internet) need careful thought and discussion.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:48PM
The Friday Harbor softball team shook off the rust, fired up the offense and left Concrete in the dust to seal a 14-11 win, notching its highest-scoring output of the season along with the victory.
- Mar 24, 2014 at 7:00PM updated Mar 25, 2014 at 11:38AM
With the prize-winning catch of the week, Justin Nibler remains in second place on the leader board with three weeks to go in the annual 10-week fishing derby. But perhaps best of all, he edged out fishing buddy Kevin Klein, by only .47 pounds, to snare the derby's award for the week's biggest fish. “I bumped him the week before, so I guess turn about is fair play,” said Klein, the Week 6 winner.
- Mar 24, 2014 at 8:04PM
Mr. Jarman incorrectly suggests that OPALCO’s financial accounting is not honest. Nothing could be further from the truth. OPALCO retains the outside, independent auditing services of the highly reputable accounting firm, Moss Adams, to review its financial controls and records on an annual basis. Furthermore...
- Mar 24, 2014 at 9:00PM
May 3-4, is intended to inspire community connections to local ecology and outdoor stewardship, and to celebrate ecology through art.
- Mar 24, 2014 at 9:00PM
With the legislative session now over and state lawmakers headed for home, Washington state's rookie Democratic governor has nine-plus months to get some work done without interruption or interference from those who’ve foiled him repeatedly since he arrived in Olympia.
- Mar 25, 2014 at 6:00AM
The tires proved a challenge to retrieve because they has settled on a rocky shoreline at the base of a bluff in the Land Bank’s Deadman Bay Preserve, on the west side of the island, just south of Lime Kiln State Park.
- Mar 25, 2014 at 11:35AM
Although the Prince William Sound fishery, as it was, is a distant memory, David Nash believes that there are lessons from the Exxon Valdez oil spill that still apply today. “They said it wouldn’t happen there and I believed them," he said. "I don’t believe them anymore.”