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Coverage kudos; plant sale on 3/29 | Letters

  • 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.

Bright future in store, expectations remain in check | Soccer

  • 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.

Journal political cartoon; March 19 edition | Opinion

  • 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.

Limekiln Preserve 'bird blind' featured in next KYI Walk

  • 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.

Paul bests the field to claim table tennis tournament title

  • 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.

Propelled by star power on the links | Golf

  • 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.

Name withdrawn—with regret—from OPALCO board election | Letters

  • 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.

Tough test awaits title team | Baseball

  • 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.

Drop in property values subsides—for some

  • 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.

Baroque is back

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 9:00AM

Ever wonder what Louis XIV was listening to at his evening concerts back in 1713?

Deadline draws near for national monument advisory committee nominations

  • 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

Rise in ranks for well-seasoned squad | Tennis

  • 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.

United Way? It betters kids’ lives | Letters

  • 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.

Annual 'PIT' count reveals 65 people without stable place to sleep

  • 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.

Engagement: Kitchen/Schwartzenbart

  • 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.

Kudos to SJ Dems for their support | Letters

  • 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

SJ schools superintendent a finalist for Port Angeles job

  • 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.

Fiber: backbone of a better economy | As I See It

  • 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.

Offense unleashed: Wolverines prevail in seesaw battle | Softball

  • 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.

Wilson Derby, Week 7: Nibler nets weekly prize, holds on to 2nd place

  • 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.

GM disputes claims by would-be OPALCO board candidate | Letters

  • 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...

Art contest featured in National Parks 'BioBlitz'

  • 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.

Path cleared for executive end-run | Guest Column

  • 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.

Deadman Bay trashed by tires in apparent case of illegal dumping

  • 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.

Twenty-five years later; in the wake of Exxon Valdez

  • 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.”

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