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San Juan man to serve 30 days for drug-related burglary, theft; Orcas man gets treatment in lieu of jail
- Aug 8, 2014 at 3:47PM
The 28-year-old was confronted by local authorities after footage from a security camera revealed that he sold a 47-inch flat-screen TV at a Mount Vernon pawn shop. He reportedly told investigators that he broke into the home, stole the equipment and pawned what he could to repay a drug debt.
- Aug 8, 2014 at 6:04PM
Island Stage Left heads home to the outdoor stage on Wold Road for nine performances in its summer 2014 presentation of “Shakespeare Under the Stars,” featuring the Bard’s classic rib-tickling and heart-tugging romantic comedy, “Twelfth Night,” beginning Friday, Aug. 8.
- Aug 9, 2014 at 7:00AM
Rob was many things: charitable, decisive, funny, and determined. He was an excellent golfer, a better poker player and he enjoyed an evening gin and tonic.
- Aug 9, 2014 at 10:00AM
Future generations will someday attempt to describe the “Electrician’s Nightmare,” Susie Lefever’s racing zucchini, and Harry “The Honey man’s” CO2 cartridge powered creations, but I promise you this: it is impossible not to laugh, cheer, and be completely entertained.
- Aug 12, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 11:03AM
In a Aug. 7 letter to Post Master General Patrick Donaho, Larsen called on the Postal Service to classify the Shaw Island post office as a “Part-Time Post Office,” a designation under which the office would be allowed to operate six hours a day.
- Aug 12, 2014 at 11:00AM
Last week’s letter to the editor, “Flummoxed by furor over felines,” reminded me of why I miss the former “Sheriff’s Log”.
- Aug 12, 2014 at 11:19AM
Fickle winds make for sluggish times, but annual 'round-the-island' race buoyed by down-to-the-wire finishes.
- Aug 12, 2014 at 5:57PM
We’ve had a County Fair for over a hundred years, just as we’ve had a strong newspaper for more years than that. It is just one example of how we all pitch in to make things work.
- Aug 13, 2014 at 1:56PM
A six-year hiatus comes to an end with the revival of the much-beloved, long-esteemed, uniquely inspired and unquestionably affordable Egg Roll Booth.
- Aug 12, 2014 at 4:00PM
Residents of Friday Harbor should be proud of the excellent Peace Island Medical Center facility on your island.
- Aug 13, 2014 at 1:57PM
John Nord, 82, of Friday Harbor, Wash. passed from this life Aug. 6, 2014.
- Aug 13, 2014 at 1:02PM
According to Undersheriff Bruce Distler, the man was left alone for two to three minutes and in that time ran onto the inter-island ferry boat. The 22-year-old jumped onboard the boat to head back home to Orcas Island, Distler believes.
- Aug 13, 2014 at 1:55PM
Two years ago, what was then a dream became a necessity when APS was made aware that its lease with the Port of Friday Harbor would more than likely be shortened from 20 years to five.
- Aug 13, 2014 at 3:50PM
Could there be a better way to spend a summer evening than watching a timeless Shakespeare comedy, one performed outdoors by a talented and energetic cast? Umm...doubt it.
- Aug 13, 2014 at 3:16PM
All shoes collected through the Windermere San Juan Island office will be delivered on Aug. 18 to the San Juan Island Family Resource Center and distributed to island families in need, seeing to a new pair of shoes for every child on the first day of school.
- Aug 14, 2014 at 7:00AM
Can outdoor activities, like bicycle tours, barbecues and a game of golf, help to tighten the bond between military veterans struggling with injuries and ease the discomfort of fitting in back home? The Wounded Warrior Project believes they can.
- Aug 14, 2014 at 8:00AM
Dear Rick and Jamie... It appears that your colleague Bob Jarman unilaterally arranged to cancel that contract, and that the two of you are acquiescing. It also appears...
- Aug 14, 2014 at 10:00AM
Cartoonist Rob Pudim's take on local news and events are published weekly in the Journal of the San Juan Islands and on SanJuanJournal.com.
- Aug 14, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 3:02PM
Orcas Power & Light Cooperative technician Bob Belcher suffered minor injuries from a 6-foot fall shortly after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13. Belcher, who was taken by ambulance initially to Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor for treatment, was working to restore power in the wake of a storm-related outage on San Juan Island at the time of the fall, according to OPALCO spokeswoman Suzanne Olson.
- Aug 14, 2014 at 1:00PM
San Juan County is among a select group of only 52 small counties and medium-sized cities that have advanced to the competition's quarterfinal round.
- Aug 14, 2014 at 2:59PM
Areas where parking times have been—temporarily—extended are on the north side of Court Street, adjacent to the County Courthouse, and on 1st Street, north of Court.
- Aug 15, 2014 at 10:32AM
Billed as the Pacific Northwest’s premier live-band karaoke group, Rock-Bot provides the soundtrack, support and backup vocals for anyone with enough passion, polish or pluck to step out before an audience and let ‘er rip. Copacabana, anyone?
- Aug 15, 2014 at 11:01AM
Many of us moved to San Juan County so as to live in a small community whose dealings were transparent, responsive to the residents, and largely just. Now we learn that OPALCO, whose only job is to ensure reliable electricity at a fair cost, exhibits an arrogance, clandestine manipulation, and deceit we expect to find at an Enron, a wCountrywide, the too-big-to-fail banks and General Motors.
- Aug 15, 2014 at 11:40AM
While Captain Charles Chevalier and crew survived the ship’s downing—Chevalier almost miraculously so—their 20-minute ordeal off the shore of San Juan Island’s South Beach offered all the intensity, emotion and drama of a captivating sea-faring song. Singer-songwriter Jan Zurcher and husband, Jim, knew it right away.
- Aug 15, 2014 at 12:15PM
Given the high cost of living for all of us who live in the islands, creating a few homes which are “forever affordable” seems a worthwhile effort to support. I intend to send in a donation, knowing that it will be part of that matching gift. I hope that many others do, too.