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FAA safety standards prompt tree removal along Mullis Street

  • Mar 8, 2014 at 4:58PM

Removal of the line of trees inside the fence along Mullis Street is part of phase-one of a broader effort of tree topping or removal for sake of airport safety and to satisfy FAA regulations, the Port of Friday Harbor said.

Failure of the EMS levy? Four points to ponder | Letters

  • Mar 8, 2014 at 5:29PM

I believe virtually everyone on the island adores our EMTs and the splendid service they provide. So there had to be some pretty powerful influences to make over 40 percent of the voters say “No” to the levy request. In my opinion there were four contributing factors...

House wants funding for third 144-car ferry to come from new tab fee

  • Mar 8, 2014 at 5:15PM

Editor's note: House Bill 1129 passed in the state Senate, Friday, on a 41-8 vote. The bill has already passed the House on a 62-36 vote. "What this means is that the oldest boats in the fleet, the Evergreen State class, can finally be retired and replaced by newer and more reliable vessels," San Juan Ferry Advisory Committee Chairman Jim Corenman said. "While beloved, the three E-State class boats are approaching 60 years of age and increasingly costly to maintain."

Scott David Forbes: 1957—2014 | Passages

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Possessor of a cheerful heart and quick smile, Scott nearly invented what it is to be friendly, to which his multitude of friends will testify. Hard-working, hard-partying, and an incurable boater, Scott was what is referred to as our “charming local color.”

Port nets $2.6M insurance settlement for Spring Street Landing building

  • Mar 10, 2014 at 8:57AM

Moving ahead with replacement of the building will be the subject of a rare evening Port Commission meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, at San Juan Island Yacht Club. The agenda includes approving design changes requested after the latest design presented to the public and commission a month ago.

Spellbound: prizes, awards up for grabs in annual ‘Bee’ competition

  • Mar 10, 2014 at 11:00AM

Spelling Bee 2014, sponsored by SJI Rotary Club, gets under way at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, at SJCT

Soroptimist St. Paddy’s Day Extravaganza & benefit dinner

  • Mar 10, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Mar 11, 2014 at 2:21PM

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor hosts its 16th annual St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza

On Bike! ‘End to End’ over England

  • Mar 10, 2014 at 2:00PM

Tales of pedal power revealed at SJ Trails Committee potluck, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. at the Grange

Happy Birthday Howard, No. 93 | Editorial

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Journal wants to take the occasion of Howard Schonberger’s 93rd birthday on March 9 to wish him many happy returns of the day, and many more.

New spin on classical tunes

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 1:00PM

They’ll showcase island composer Richard Hieronymus’s piece, “The Wounded Hawk” from the American Folk Ballet, Moon of the Falling Leaves.

Federal agencies under the microscope at Salish communities roundtable, potluck

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 1:43PM

Hosted by Friday Harbor's Citizens of the Core, the roundtable discussion and potluck, Thursday, at Brickworks, 5-7 p.m., will include presentations by representatives of several Whidbey Island-based grass-roots citizen groups.

Silverman calls it a career

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 3:00PM updated at 6:10PM

In addition to a dogged tenacity and unwavering work ethic, former sheriff Bill Cumming said that Silverman will long be remembered for the compassion that he brought to the job, a quality that endeared him to his many colleagues and to the community as well. Silverman was involved in every “big case” in San Juan County over the last 20 years.

Fisher joins Friday Harbor Dentistry team

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 7:00PM

Dr. Michael Horn has added Dr. Greg Fisher to the Friday Harbor Dentistry team.

Heartfelt ‘Thank You’ from McCutcheon family | Letters

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 10:00PM

It’s important we acknowledge the kindness many of you have shown our family by staying close by our side

Three-part video workshop, live or live-streamed

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 5:00AM

The workshop is open to San Juan County residents, and all courses are live-streamed so you can attend from your business or home.

Tangled up over tax breaks: Part II

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Tax shift cited as cause for concern, scrutiny over compliance with guidelines for current-use programs

Exxon Valdez: disaster remembered, series of events in store

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 12:00PM

The 25th anniversary of the disaster, a continuing environmental nightmare and human tragedy, will be memorialized in San Juan County with a series of events and activities beginning Friday, March 14, including informative talks, movie, and drift-card drops

Marina success linked to San Juan economy

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 12:00PM

Port of Friday Harbor offers guest marina customers a fifth night of free moorage with four nights of paid moorage.

Study: National Parks draws visitors, dollars to backyard communities

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

The figures in the report track spending by nearly 283 million visitors in communities near national parks in 2012.

Richard Christopher DeStaffany: 1956—2014 | Passages

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

Richard Christopher DeStaffany amazed his friends with his eagerness to share rare bits of knowledge at Trivia Night.

A-1 Shredding expands, offers service in San Juans

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

A-1 Shredding can haul your papers and documents to its secure Bellingham plant for shredding and disposal.

In the shadow of the Exxon Valdez | Guest Column

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

Plans call for another 2,620 deep-draft vessels in the Salish Sea each year. What could go wrong?

Of birds, habitats and native plants | Letters

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 3:00PM

Our local WNPS chapter promotes the appreciation of native plants and their habitats through field trips and educational programs.

SJ Trails group nominated for state award

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Trails Committee was selected for its Know Your Island Walks series, a four-year-long program featuring tours of public places of interest led by local experts every fourth Saturday, and the brainchild of the committee's Eileen Drath.

Rainy days: from sprinkles to storms | Guest Column

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 5:00AM

Part 1: Flooding in your home, place of business, or on your farm

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