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Fracas over fence, cracked windshield prompts arrest, luggage tossed overboard; San Juan County sheriff's log

  • Sep 26, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 6:24PM

Two men traveling on a ferry on Sept. 11 reportedly feared the luggage another man asked them to watch, which contained electrical parts and equipment, and then became separated from may have been wired to explode. So, they tossed it overboard.

SJ Fire department welcomes first of six new fire engines

  • Sep 26, 2014 at 6:51PM

The new engines will replace five fire trucks that are nearly 30 years old, and satisfy an insurance industry requirement that penalizes policy holder’s when a community’s fire engines are more than 10 years old, according to fire department spokeswoman Sheila Harley

Knowledgable, skilled, and 'can-do' approach; re-elect White | Letters

  • Oct 20, 2014 at 8:14AM

As an attorney, I have had regular contact with Joan, both in her role in the private sector and at the clerk's office. Through out all those years, I have appreciated Joan's skills and knowledge, her willingness to help me and others, and her friendly, "can-do" approach to her job.

Proposal to deliver crude by rail prompts concerns over shipping

  • Oct 20, 2014 at 8:30AM

The Shell refinery in Anacortes is an unloading zone for crude oil, not a shipping point. Islanders for Safe Shipping wants to ensure it stays that way, and has raised concerns over the refinery's would-be project and capacity to receive crude by rail.

In Olympia: Tug-of-war over state pot revenue expected | Guest column

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 1:03PM

If it turns out that a significant amount of revenue raised by the sale of recreational marijuana is up for grabs, lawmakers will be able to amend the state law to make clear who should get it. Cities and counties have a suggestion: us.

Familiar face joins Community Theatre staff

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 12:45PM

While Julie Hanks moved on to work at other island nonprofits, she continued her volunteer help at SJCT; and when the development job became available she jumped at the chance to return “home.”

Fire danger in San Juan County drops—officially—to 'low'

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 1:21PM

With the reduction of the fire-risk rating, commercial and residential burn permits will be available beginning Oct. 1.

Oregon woman accidentally shoots herself when weapon in luggage discharges

  • Oct 20, 2014 at 7:51PM

The 34-year-old reportedly was handling her luggage, moving the bags about, when a single round from an unholstered firearm in one of the bags discharged and struck her. She was airlifted from Lopez Island with non-life-threatening injuries.

Journal political cartoon; October 22 edition | Opinion

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 9:28AM

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.

Of firearms, cell phones and EMS | Letters

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 2:00PM

I was going to thank him for having the courage to publicly state his beliefs about keeping guns out of the hands of the wrong people.

Don't be sheep-ish; reject Prop. 1, vote John Smith for prosecutor | Letters

  • Oct 20, 2014 at 8:00PM updated Oct 21, 2014 at 2:59PM

The county can either treat its citizens as thinking adults and disclose the necessary information, or it can treat its citizens as sheep. In this instance (Prop. 1), the county and its attorney, Mr. Gaylord, have opted to treat us as sheep.

Never saw one better in 43 years; reelect White | Letters

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 3:12PM

The level of professionalism, competency, and experience that Joan White brings to the office of superior court clerk is just outstanding. We are truly fortunate to have Joan working for all of us; she deserves to be reelected.

Presentation to shed light on 'Obamacare', changes and options in insurance coverage, and in healthcare

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

In prelude to the upcoming enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, Nov. 15, Larry Thompson of the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement will discuss changes in quality of care, explain the ACA's impact on healthcare costs and highlight changes under way in the medical care industry, as part of a presentation, Oct. 29, in Friday Harbor.

Five reasons (or more) to question 'branding survey' results | Letters

  • Sep 29, 2014 at 8:30AM

The entire branding idea (justifiably in my opinion) may be sliding into obscurity. Look at where we live. Do we really need branding?

Life & Times of artist Mark Rothko portrayed, 'Red' returns to fairgrounds

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 8:00AM

Presented by Island Stage Left, “Red,” written by John Logan, returns to the San Juan County Fairgrounds; opening night is Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Wolverines upend La Conner with second-half shutout | Football

  • Sep 29, 2014 at 8:48AM

With a 55-yard scoring drive and 2-point safety to start the second half, the Wolverines erased a 5-point deficit, stole back the momentum and muscled their way into the driver’s seat of the Northwest 2B /1B League title chase in a 39-21 victory at home, Sept. 26, over La Conner.

Baby killer whale, first in two years, goes missing, presumed dead

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Oct 22, 2014 at 8:29AM

The Center for Whale Research confirmed that the baby, L-120, first identified Sept. 6 off the west side of San Juan Island, was nowhere to be seen when its mother, L-86, along with other members of L-pod, were recently photographed in the waters of Juan de Fuca Strait.

'A day in the life of Lolita' sheds light on the orca's plight

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Oct 22, 2014 at 9:13AM

The filmmaker claims the tank’s compressed dimensions violate the Animal Welfare Act, and according to Visser, cause Lolita to demonstrate “stereotypic behaviors” that are both abnormal and repetitive, and actions not seen of an animal in its natural habitat.

Fate of vital programs, award-winning service at stake; vote 'Yes' for EMS | Letters

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 9:59AM

If the levy does not pass, more internal cuts will be made, as well as cuts to services. A second failed levy will limit funds for many valued programs and will undoubtedly affect morale.

A 'Yes' vote for Prop.1, a 'No' on EMS, for now... here's why | Letters

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 10:02AM

In the past several days I have received mailings in support of the EMS levy and County Proposition 1. The difference between them is stark and telling.

A service too critical to be compromised; 'Yes' for EMS | Letters

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 1:00PM

I am voting to approve the EMS levy not only for my own and my family’s self interest, but because my friends and our community need them.

Environmental advocates drop by Griffin Bay

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 5:57PM

Nationally-known environmental author, Todd Wilkinson, and Cascadia Wildlands executive director, Bob Ferris, will be at Griffin Bay Bookstore , Oct. 25, 1:30 p.m.

'Holy systematic study'; San Juans home to bats aplenty

  • Sep 29, 2014 at 7:18PM

“Over ten thousand bats were heard,” said Russel Barsh, director of the Lopez-based Kiwaht research center, which conducted the first survey of bats in the San Juans in 75 years. “... and that is only perhaps one percent of what’s out there.”

Maggots on the Chelan? That's too much | Letters

  • Sep 29, 2014 at 7:24PM

It seems that when the solid waste transfer truck from Friday Harbor is in transit on the ferry, it is depositing maggots on the car deck of the ferry. Lots of them.

Impressive 'can-do' approach, and business savvy; Krebs for sheriff | Letters

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 7:22PM

I have had an opportunity to get to know Ron in the last year, starting when I needed assistance in a civil matter concerning the return of misplaced property to me. Ron showed up with a can-do approach that was to say, at the very least, impressive.

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