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Friday Harbor Soroptimists honor effort and achievements

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 3:00PM

Linda Degnan Cobos, Heidi Evans, Lenora Johnson were honored at this year's Friday Harbor Soroptimists annual awards luncheon.

Journal political cartoon; April 16 edition | Opinion

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 5:00PM

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

How does your garden grow?

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 9:00AM

Erin Benzakein owner of Mount Vernon-based Floret Flowers and a leader in the so-called “slow-flower” movement, will be in Friday Harbor Saturday, April 26, to kick off the WSU Master Gardeners Spring Gardening Workshop as the keynote speaker.

OPALCO at the crossroads? More like, 'off track' | Guest Columm

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 3:00PM updated at 5:24PM

"Few members oppose OPALCO having a lead role in expanding broadband capacity for the cooperative and its members. What we expect, however, is honesty from the board about what it is doing, what it is costing and what risk the cooperative may be taking on in the process. It is worth noting that OPALCO still hasn’t..."

County manager nets 7 percent pay raise ; public health director steps down

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 4:50PM

The new compensation package totals $134,820 and will become effective June 24, the first anniversary of Mike Thomas' first day on the job. Thomas, a former Enumclaw city administrator, was hired a year ago at a salary of $120,000, plus 5 percent in deferred compensation.

Vaccines & adult dogs? Cautionary tale | As I See It

  • Apr 20, 2014 at 7:00AM

According to Dr. Ronald Schultz, a professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, puppies absolutely need to be vaccinated for canine parvovirus, distemper and adenovirus, but for decades he has also spoken out against over-vaccinating adult pets.

Final stretch for town ‘Big Dig’ No. 2

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 7:09PM

The current project is a continuation of water and sewer line replacements on Spring Street between Second and First streets completed in 2012 after the water main ruptured in front of the movie theater.

‘Rootin-tootin’ time ahead at Kids’ Festival

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 9:00AM

24th annual Children’s Festival offers games, activities, Wild, Wild West theme, and more. Headlining this year’s festivities is Karen Quest, trick roper extraordinaire, named the women’s big loop champion at the Wild West Arts International Convention.

Free vessel safety check at ‘Boat Fair’

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 11:00AM

The focus is to improve the quality and delivery of education for the boating public and vessel examinations that are conducted in the San Juan Islands.

Fracas over fiber: What I believe | Letters

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 2:00PM

"I support the Co-op’s taking the time necessary to examine very carefully all aspects of that role from the standpoint of prudent fiscal standpoint of prudent fiscal policy and enhancing, not harming, island businesses."

Marine Naturalists get ‘Geared-Up’

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 5:00PM

The Whale Museum hosts its annual Marine Naturalist Gear-Up to discuss the changes in orca sightings and behaviors in recent years will take place at San Juan Grange.

Lives at risk from distracted joggers | Letters

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 8:00PM

Close call for this Friday Harbor driver and two joggers on Beaverton Valley Road.

Through the lens; Easter egg hunt at Jackson's Beach | Slideshow

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

Grey skies? Chilly breeze? They were last things on the mind of the throng of children that descended upon Jackson's Beach, Sunday, combing the waterfront in search of brightly colored eggs in San Juan Fire & Rescue's annual Easter egg hunt, and with the Easter Bunny cheering them on.

Art, refreshments, music, and more, at Grange Hall Open House—tonight

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 11:51AM

View the entries for the Grange Arts and Crafts Contest, check out the beginnings of the Makers Guild Tool Library, and scope out the plans for a new water-view deck. The event, which begins at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, features refreshments, music, and friendship.

Here's an example of how not to win friends | Letters

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 1:48PM

Orcas Island's Lambiel Museum is an incredible celebration and exhibition of our local artistic talents, and the building department is harassing the owner, Leo Lambiel, to the point where he is going to move it to LaConner. Why are we shooting ourselves in the foot?

Cooper-West tosses two-hit shutout; Wolverines trample Trojans, 7-zip | Baseball

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 1:05PM

After a bumpy 1-and-3 start to the season, the Wolverines have been on a tear, winning seven of their last nine games, with one tie, a 1-1 stalemate against Division 2A Squalicum on the road, and falling only to Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) in a 5-1 loss, April 12, at Cedar Park, during that nine-game stretch.

Measles outbreak stands at six; no new cases reported

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 4:00PM

A total of six cases have been reported among San Juan Island residents since March 22. While all the known cases have passed the infectious period, additional cases may be present, and symptoms from the outbreak could develop as late as April 29.

Town and county strike deal at Sutton Road

  • Apr 24, 2014 at 8:00AM

Negotiations among the town, the county and Lautenbach Recyling have been ongoing for nearly two years after a town-county selection committee used a “proposal approach” under state law.

Of quilts, quarters and quirks of history

  • Apr 24, 2014 at 10:00AM

“Quilts, Quarters and Quirks of History” is the theme of the many exhibits, tours, lectures and special events that will be on hand as part of this year’s commemoration of National Historic Preservation Month.

Hall has my vote, and here’s why | Letters

  • Apr 24, 2014 at 2:00PM

One of Glenna Hall's chief priorities is to make sure that this important service not be reserved solely for the rich due to high prices.

Broadband—for those who wish to pay

  • Apr 24, 2014 at 4:00PM

As OPALCO investigated a county-wide broadband solution in early 2013, a moratorium was placed on new Island Network connections. The board lifted that freeze in February. As of today, there are 28 members hooked up to the co-op’s broadband.

Benefit dinner, auction for Whale Museum

  • Apr 24, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Whale Museum invites orca supporters to its 8th Annual Celebration of the “Orca Greeting Ceremony.” This fundraising dinner and auction is Friday, May 9, at Brickworks building.

Geyman to join legendary San Juan aviators in 'Wall of Honor'

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

Dr. John Geyman will be inducted into San Juan Aviation Museum's "Wall of Honor" in a ceremony at Friday Harbor Airport's Roy Franklin Terminal, Sunday, April 27, beginning at 2 p.m.

Seed-by-seed; habitat recovery in the works

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 7:00AM

Initially, plants and seeds produced through the Salish Seed Project will be used at restoration sites on Land Bank and Preservation Trust preserves, but the local land conservation partners hope the project will make plants or seeds available for other conservation areas and to private landowners eventually.

Fate of orcas? Depends on fish—and lately, both have been scarce

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 9:35AM

A decline of Southern Resident orcas in the Salish Sea over the past decade, and shows a plausible connection with a rapid drop in Fraser River Chinook salmon. Historically it has been normal to see members of J-Pod almost every day during April through September months.

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