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Orcas Island deputy awarded silver star for bravery

  • Oct 27, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Oct 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

The award was bestowed upon deputy Doug Maya for rescuing two men, both overcome by toxic fumes, from inside a smoke-filled trailer where a mattress was smoldering in late August. Maya was on a visit to San Juan Island and off-duty at the time.

Troubled by EMS campaign tactics | Letters

  • Oct 27, 2014 at 5:07PM

When comparing EMS information to the county assessor, auditor, and elections offices, the numbers don’t add up.

Sales-tax hike for streets? Friday Harbor voters will decide

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 10:52AM

While the fate of the ballot measure rests solely in the hands of the town’s 1,354 registered voters, the increase would apply to anyone that, for lack of a better term, shops in Friday Harbor, visitors and islanders alike. That’s part of the equity of the proposal, billed on the ballot as Town Proposition No. 1, according to town officials.

Successful first season at 'A Place to Play'

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 12:47PM

A Place to Play, located at 55 Spring Street, opened its doors Memorial Day Weekend. In children’s museum style, it functions as an indoor playing space for children, where imagination and creation are at the forefront of fun.

In time of need, there's no substitute for critical care; vote 'Yes' for EMS | Letters

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 12:04PM

I was two weeks overdue with my first baby and my water broke, full of meconium, 30 minutes after the last ferry left. We called EMS and they were there within minutes, and hustled to get me on a flight to beat the rapidly approaching fog.

Faulty formula, costs unclear; a ‘No’ vote for EMS

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 1:24PM

My car insurance has nothing to do with the appraised value of my house. I appreciate the service (EMS), but until the costs are transparent and a better funding mechanism is proposed, I’ll be voting “No” on this measure.

Twin testimonials by two attorneys; re-elect of White | Letters

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 6:30PM

All my interactions with Joan were pleasant, efficient, and professional, representing the way that government at every level should interact with the public, but too often doesn't.

Issanjou nets penalty kick, lifts Wolverines over Grace Academy; 3-2 | Boys soccer

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 6:19PM

Arno Issanjou scored his team-leading 13th and 14th goals of the season, including opening the scoring just before halftime, and later converting a penalty kick in the dying minutes of the game to give the Wolverines the win.

Ill at ease over EMS levy | Editorial

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 5:00AM

Mailers that declare: "44% more calls with 20% less revenue," don't do justice to what is already a complex equation. EMS and those in charge of the hospital district should go back to the drawing board, once again, and come back with a campaign that more accurately addresses the agency's financial condition, its obstacles and its prospects.

In the event of a spill, which way would that oil drift?

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

The drift card project came to life after the third largest energy company in North America, Kinder Morgan, proposed the expansion of its Trans Mountain Pipeline, which transports crude and refined oil from points as far away as Alberta and California.

Hair-raising happenings on Halloween

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Oct 30, 2014 at 10:48AM

Begin early on All Hallow’s Day. Starting at the elementary school and then masquerading through town, this year’s annual elementary school dress-up parade begins at 9:30 a.m. (Friday is an “early release” day so the parade starts earlier than usual).

Knowledge & experience equals efficiency & aplomb; White for County Clerk | Letters

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 10:59AM

The job of County Clerk requires years of experience and knowledge in order to get the job done efficiently and with aplomb. Joan White is the only candidate that has the necessary knowledge and experience to make this office run smoothly.

Award-winning trails ensemble launches new series, seeks new recruits

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 10:45AM

A spin-off of its award-winning guided walk series, the San Juan Island Trails Committee presents "Know Your Islanders Talks" beginning Monday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m., at San Juan Island library. Veteran mountaineer Bob Anderson will be the series first guest speaker.

Whale Museum to host tribute to orcas, fundraiser for education

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Whale Museum's remembrance on behalf of deceased killer whales, Sunday, Nov. 2, will be followed by the 5th annual "Black & White Night" benefit dinner, Tuesday, Nov. 4.

What's Marysville got to do with it? I-594 is bad legislation | Letters

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 1:00PM

The incident in question was done by a weapon that had been legally acquired through all the proper channels and had nothing to do with the so called "loophole". The problem here is not gun control, it is mental health.

Journal political cartoon; Oct. 29 edition | Opinion

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 2:00PM

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.

Excellent emergency medical service requires additional support | Letters

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 7:00AM

Cutting salaries and degrading benefits are demoralizing enough. Not feeling like you have the backing of your community is completely disheartening.

Newlyweds: Anderson & Elsing

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 8:24AM

Britt Anderson is the daughter of John and Jan Anderson of Friday Harbor, and Blaine Elsing is the son of Blaine Sr. and Sherry Elsing of Marysville.

Rude awakening, drivers endangered by deer, family fisticuffs lead to arrest; San Juan County Sheriff's Log

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 9:00AM

Oct. 11: A 25-year-old Friday Harbor man was arrested for assaulting family members and a responding deputy in a domestic violence call on rural San Juan Island.

State champs; playoff-bound FH soccer teams earn top academic honors

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 1:17PM

The 14 members of the Friday Harbor’s boys soccer team had a collective 3.38 GPA and the 13-member girls soccer team together averaged 3.74 for the fall quarter. The boys open post-season play Saturday, Nov. 1; the girls face the runner-up of the Sea-Tac League in a "win-to-survive" playoff match, Nov. 5.

Solar power for public schools? We’re electrified | Letters

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 8:28PM

Now is the time to move into solar power because of the reduction in cost for photovoltaic panels, including installation; and, the Community Solar For Our School program, which provides a unique funding model to put solar power into and onto our schools.

San Juan man ordered to pay $10K in restitution for blows to the face, but no jail time

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 9:00PM updated Nov 2, 2014 at 5:35PM

According to court documents, a San Juan Island man struck another in the face over a $50 drug debt and with such force that the repeated blows broke the man's jaw. The injuries required multiple surgeries to mend.

Rain re-routes annual Halloween parade; procession moves indoors

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 5:00PM

Astronauts, princesses, costumed kitties and high spirits reigned supreme at Friday Harbor Elementary School Halloween parade, even if rain showers kept the procession indoors.

Arts Council workshop to enhance online marketing skills

  • Nov 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

The workshop is intended for those interested in using social media to promote one’s art, arts’ organization, or arts’ facility.

Hospice to sponsor grief support group for holiday season

  • Nov 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

“Grief and Loss: Getting Through the Holiday Season,” Nov. 10, 9 a.m., will be held at the library.

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