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IMA lands $25K grant for student art programs

  • Jan 31, 2014 at 9:00AM

A charitable foundation that supports educational projects provided $25,000 to extend, enrich, strengthen, and continue art education for public school students.

Morris plan for third new ferry clears committee

  • Jan 31, 2014 at 6:34PM

The measure, House Bill 1129, would set fees of $5 for each new or renewed vehicle registration, and of $12 for each vehicle title transaction processed by country auditors or the state Department of Licensing, with that money going to the financing of a new, 144-vehicle ferry in the system’s Issaquah class.

Testing... Testing.... San Juan Island: 'The Quiz' | Guest Column

  • Feb 1, 2014 at 7:00AM

So, you think you pretty much know all there is to know about San Juan Island? Well, think again. Mike Buettell offers up a quiz that might get you to think twice about events that shape our local landscape.

Purchase of EMS building complete; IMA preps for renovation

  • Feb 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

San Juan Islands Art Museum recently finalized its pending purchase of the building from the island Hospital District, ahead of schedule and, according to Charlie Bodenstab, acting executive director of San Juan Islands Art Museum, an opening exhibition is planned for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Free seminar: 'Women's Health: Where to Find It, How to Keep It'

  • Feb 3, 2014 at 8:41AM

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor invites women of all ages to attend its second annual seminar at Skagit Valley College, San Juan Center on Saturday, February 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Defense pays dividends in decisive 63-56 win | Boys basketball

  • Feb 3, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Feb 4, 2014 at 2:56PM

The Wolverines, winners of six of their last seven games, will open post-season play at home, Monday, Feb. 10, in a rematch against Northwest Conference 1A rival Blaine

Councilman treated for 'flesh-eating bacteria'; recuperating in Bellingham hospital

  • Feb 3, 2014 at 7:27PM

Councilman Bob Jarman credits Dr. Burk Gossom of San Juan Health Care Associates, staff at Friday Harbor's Peace Island Medical Center, and San Juan EMS flight crew for getting him to the Bellingham hospital in time to receive life-saving treatment.

Deputies reportedly disciplined for Christmas Eve traffic stop; patrol cars to be equipped with in-car video

  • Feb 3, 2014 at 8:00PM

In a Monday press release, Sheriff Rob Nou said deputies have been disciplined for policy and rule violations following a review of the Christmas Eve hayride and traffic stop, and that that disciplinary action is consistent with county personnel rules and collective bargaining agreement. He did not elaborate on the nature of the disciplinary measures.

Knock down, drag out... now what?

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Feb 7, 2014 at 12:08PM

Update: click on the article to watch video footage of the demolition of the Spring Street Land Building, former home of Downriggers Restaurant.

No leash law in gravel pit park? Try a yellow ribbon | Letters

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 10:06AM

Isn’t the gravel pit under the leash law anyway? Why are people letting their dogs off leash there anyway? Unless… perhaps it is now a “Dog Park?"

SJ Surveying’s Holman earns state survey credentials

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 11:57AM

Andy Holman completed eight years of professional surveying experience and passed the Washington state professional land surveyor examination.

Journal political cartoon; February 5 edition | Opinion

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 2:00PM

Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on

Campaign: tale of broken promises | Letters

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 5:00PM

These are but a few of the broken promises, personnel inadequacies and organizational ineptitudes that plague the department and our island communities.

Tesoro to pay $39M for fatal Anacortes refinery blast

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 5:00PM

On Jan. 29, the federal Chemical Safety Board issued a draft report detailing extensive lapses in safety by Tesoro, by industry support groups such as the American Petroleum Institute and by state and federal regulatory agencies.

La Danse et La Musique: State of grace

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

After its successful premiere in 2013 an evening of live dance performances returns with a mesmerizing mix of island and professional talents.

Renewal? SJ EMS seeks 42 percent hike in property tax levy

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 11:47AM

The current levy, at a rate of 35 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation, does not expire until the end of 2016. The proposed levy, at 50 cents per $1,000 dollars of assessed valuation, would replace the current six-year levy with a permanent levy at the maximum allowed by state law for EMS levies.

Sears won't seek reelection | Election 2014

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 8:00AM

A two-term incumbent, Treasurer Jan Sears said late last week that she will not be seeking reelection. Her term in office ends Dec. 31.

Island of change; not for the better | Letters

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 9:00AM

I value cultural awareness, artistic expression and freedom.

Hansen joins CSA leadership

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 11:00AM

Hansen will expand the range of CSA’s community outreach through social media and become an active participant with county leaders.

Of waterfront and tax levies | Editorial

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Feb 6, 2014 at 11:27AM

One way to make sure the “new waterfront” remains user-friendly and attractive is to make your voices heard. The Port of Friday Harbor will unveil its latest plans, Thursday, at a meeting at Friday Harbor House conference room.

Key to better stewardship? Teamwork | Guest Column

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 12:08PM

Ties that bind; conservation coalition celebrates 20 years of building bridges

Tell lawmakers in Olympia that seniors matter | Letters

  • Feb 6, 2014 at 12:46PM

The future looks startling to those of us who comprise the “silver tsunami,” and is downright alarming for thousands of Washingtonians who rely on the state’s Medicaid system to pay for long-term care services in nursing homes and assisted living centers.

Paterson, Goddu earn SJ Fire & Rescue top 2013 service awards

  • Feb 6, 2014 at 1:25PM

Paterson was named 2013 "Department Firefighter of the Year" and Goddu was honored as "Officer of the Year." Click on the article for the department's other award recipients.

Legislators look to capitalize on potential of industrial hemp market

  • Feb 6, 2014 at 3:36PM

Hemp Next? Senate Bill 5954 would let the state Department of Agriculture immediately start providing licenses to grow hemp, but SB 6214 would only allow licensing if the study determines a hemp industry would be profitable. Lawmakers now have to figure out how to reconcile the bills.

EDC sponsors free financial ‘literacy’ seminar

  • Feb 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

The workshop will be presented by Carrie Brooks, assistant vice-president and loan officer at Islanders Bank.

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