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Ferries readies to roll out full-scale reservation system with winter sailing schedule | Guest Column
- May 27, 2014 at 11:12AM
Currently, the only way to be sure of getting onto a boat during the busiest periods is to show up at the terminal hours early. That gets tiresome, as does getting to the terminal at what you think is a reasonable time, and then having to wait three or four hours for the next boat.
- May 27, 2014 at 11:21AM
In Washington, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Franklin, King, Kitsap, Skagit, Spokane, Thurston, Walla Walla and Yakima counties have changed their detention policy, and other Washington counties are in the process of changing or reconsidering their policies. San Juan County should do so, too.
- May 27, 2014 at 4:00PM updated May 28, 2014 at 9:58AM
Talent, creativity and the works of 39 local artists will be on display as 13 island artists open their studio doors and gardens to visitors in the Annual Artists’ Studio Tour, May 31 and June 1.
- May 27, 2014 at 6:00PM
PIP staff and trained volunteers help students in the primary grades make an easier adjustment to school, get along better with others, and improve self-confidence.
- May 28, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 12:20PM
It would seem the sheriff's log is now a relic of a bygone era, like the Pony Express, a casualty of progress, rendered obsolete, or, in this case, dislodged and displaced by the much sought-after efficiencies of the digital age. That's a shame.
- May 28, 2014 at 7:00AM
William Wallace is not among the hundreds of thousands of U.S. military men, and women, that we pay tribute to on Memorial Day, those who died in the line of duty. But just barely.
- May 28, 2014 at 12:07PM
Vehicles left in the temporary "No Parking" areas will be towed and streets will be closed to traffic (except for emergency vehicles) while chip-seal work is under way. Those planning to use their vehicles while the work is going on are encouraged to park outside a chip-seal zone, as cars parked in a driveway will be unable to leave.
- May 28, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:59PM
NW celebrities add luster, spirit to annual fundraising event
- May 28, 2014 at 3:00PM
Celebrating its 16th year in Friday Harbor, Barbershop Bonanza honors this uniquely American music with contemporary and old-time favorites full of four-part harmonies.
- May 28, 2014 at 6:00PM
After three years of working with the planning commission, the prosecuting attorney, other county legislatures and the state Department of Revenue, the previous six-member council developed and implemented the open space farm conservation program.
- May 29, 2014 at 7:00AM
I decided to write a parody of Ted’s articles to lighten it up and write from the animal’s point of view on the fence. They were signed “Bambi and Spirit Eagle.”
- May 29, 2014 at 10:00AM
Under a new contract with San Juan County, Lautenbach Recycling will take over operations at the town-owned transfer station on Sutton Road on San Juan Island.
- May 29, 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 SanJuanJournal.com.
- May 29, 2014 at 3:08PM
Parcels transferred into the agricultural conservation land program were classified as Open Space Farm and previously received about an 85 percent reduction in taxes. The most they can receive under the farm and agricultural conservation land program is 35 percent, a 50 percent increase in taxes and hardly a shift of the tax burden to others.
- May 29, 2014 at 4:00PM
Edith was a very accomplished lapidary (cutting & polishing stones) as well as goldsmith and silversmith, and in younger days, received many awards for her hand made jewelry.
- May 30, 2014 at 1:00PM
We were taught that firearms were to be treated with the greatest respect because of the incredible damage they could cause. We hunted for the sole purpose of putting meat on the table.
- May 30, 2014 at 4:00PM
Shelters can be high stress environments for animals – strangers coming to visit and being in a kennel can cause anxiety. One solution is placing the cat or dog in a temporary home until a permanent adopter comes forward.
- May 31, 2014 at 8:00AM
Mary Lynn Jackson Oettinger was a graduate of Henderson High School and Oglethorpe University, and was of the Lutheran faith.
- May 31, 2014 at 7:00PM
I don’t think such fast and positive help could have happened anywhere else than in our special island community.
- Jun 2, 2014 at 9:52AM
As proposed, the dock would measure 271-feet (10 yards shy of the length of football field) accommodate up to six boats, 20-30 feet in length, and be located a stone's throw from San Juan Island's False Bay.
- Jun 3, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 2:05PM
According to spokeswoman Marta Coursey, Washington State Ferries has received about a half-dozen complaints from Orcas islanders claiming that their Wave2Go passes were stolen. Only about 1 percent of ferry riders statewide purchase a multi-use Wave2Go pass, but 5-10 percent of riders in the San Juans rely on the pass.
- Jun 3, 2014 at 12:42PM
In her fourth consecutive appearance at the state 1A golf championship—the final of her prep career—Kendra Meeker knocked five strokes off an 82-opening round to climb back into the hunt for the tournament crown and to claim third place overall by shooting a 77 over 18 holes on the second day of the competition.
- Jun 3, 2014 at 1:35PM
Keri Talbott’s term as an elected official of San Juan Island hospital district expires in 2017. The hospital district will accept letter of interest, with qualifications, to fill the unexpired term; deadline is June 20. The commission anticipates questioning candidates and voting on a replacement when it meets June 25.
- Jun 3, 2014 at 1:40PM
San Juan County’s population is only 15,800. Since we are the ones that live with the noise, not the 25,000 folks from Boeing’s website, it is incumbent upon us to point this out.
- Jun 3, 2014 at 1:57PM
It took two years of rigorous three-party negotiations to reach a fair and practical result. We are confident the solution reached by Lautenbach, the county and the town is the right solution for San Juan Island. With your help, we'll make it work.