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McCutcheon attorney issue 'final' statement on Christmas Eve traffic stop

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 12:30PM

The driver and his attorney raise questions about the veracity and integrity of the Sheriff department's investigation and handling of the Christmas Eve hayride and controversial traffic stop in a "final" statement issued Tuesday in a press release. Click on this article to read that 'final' statement.

Date extended for comment on ‘Growler’ environmental review

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 5:00AM

The Navy says the extension was made “[i]n response to public and elected official requests, and in order to ensure all surrounding communities have ample opportunity to provide input.”

A coastline of ‘critical’ habitat? Petition seeks to expand protection for endangered orcas

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:46AM

In addition to Puget Sound and the Salish Sea, the Center for Biological Diversity is calling for the boundaries of the killer whales' critical habitat to extend from Cape Flattery to Point Reyes, Calif.

SeaDoc’s Gaydos earns state award

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 5:00PM

Dr. Joe Gaydos is being honored with the 2014 Seattle Aquarium Conservation Research Award.

Kudos to Customs for job well done | Letters

  • Jan 24, 2014 at 6:00AM

I want the fine officers to know that the majority of this island supports them in every way and that the majority surely thank them for their front line defense of this nation’s borders.

Students success requires support | Letters

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 1:00PM

Renewal of this levy sustains the continuing excellence of our instructional and co-curricular programs.

Too much to bear for critical mission? | Letters

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 10:00AM

As navy veterans, perhaps our ears are more sympathetic to the noise of these EW/ECW aircraft.

No place like an affordable home | As I See It

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 7:00PM

Two programs, different approaches, help pave the way to homeownership

Island playwrights shine in ‘On the Fringe’

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 3:00PM

This newly created version of past island playwrights festivals took the judging out of the process and opened up an almost “anything goes” format.

In memoriam: Tribute to Speiden | Guest Column

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 9:00AM

Whale-watchers in the San Juans have always felt great affection for the venerable orca, whose exhalation was always accented by that distinctive wheeze.

Journal political cartoon; January 22 edition | Opinion

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 2:00PM

Cartoon musings on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on

Bill seeks better compliance with state 'open-records' act

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 12:25PM

Would the public benefit if government officials and employees attended "open-records" class 101? More than one lawmaker in Olympia believes it would, and the legislature will consider a bill that would send them there.

Deputy deserves apology for hasty conclusions | Letters

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 10:59AM

I’d like to apologize to Deputy Menjivar for jumping to conclusions upon hearing the first reports of the traffic incident on Christmas Eve.

Good bunch at risk from one bad apple | Letters

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 10:54AM

Our peaceful island community is well-served by the rest of the Sheriff’s Office employees and I have had nothing but the best of relationships with all those I’ve come in contact with... Sadly, Deputy Menjivar cannot be called one of these professionals.

Fresh start in the ‘Field of Dreams’

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 9:08AM

A $1 million "challenge grant" from an anonymous donor promises to reinvigorate construction of the San Juan Island Community Sports Field, commonly called the Carter Avenue ballfields.

Benefit potluck, auction, Jan. 25 for Cavanagh

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jan 19, 2013 at 2:18PM

Cathy Cavanagh, is known for having donated hundreds of hours of accounting expertise to various island non-profits over the years.

Trails, parks, plans, and pizza; NPS plots future of recreation at Mitchell Hill/Wescott Bay

  • Jan 18, 2014 at 8:00PM updated Jan 19, 2013 at 1:07PM

Islanders can talk about parks and trails, and enjoy freshly baked pizza as part of a Mitchell Hill and Westcott Bay Trails Workshop, Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Mullis Senior Center.

Orcas man accused of armed home invasion faces three felonies

  • Jan 19, 2014 at 7:00AM

According to prosecutors, Bradley Stoner, 25, wore a black hooded sweatshirt and a red bandana that covered his face, and was armed with rifle, an AK-47, when he broke into a couple's Geiser's Way home two days before Christmas.

Island Rec to commemorate MLK Day in weed removal party

  • Jan 18, 2014 at 8:43PM

In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., Island Rec declares that "We shall overcome" the blackberries, fennel and scotch broom at gravel pit park in a Day of Service on the Monday holiday.

PeaceHealth picks Howell-Adams to create 'Heritage Mural' for Bellingham hospital

  • Jan 18, 2014 at 8:07PM

After viewing the Heritage Mural at San Juan Island's Peace Island Medical Center, created and installed by Howell-Adams, officials of PeaceHealth invited her to view their hospital in Bellingham, and asked if she would consider creating a similar mural at St. Joseph's.

Engagement: Guard & Markel

  • Jan 18, 2014 at 5:16PM

Both Melissa and Blake recently graduated with masters degrees in biomedical sciences. Melissa is currently in her first year of veterinary school and Blake in pursuing a Ph.D at Texas A&M University. A summer 2015 wedding is planned.

Through the lens: 'Suspicious' fire extinguisher removed by hand

  • Jan 14, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jan 17, 2013 at 4:13PM

Authorities opted for a low-tech solution, removing an abandoned and "suspicious" fire extinguisher by hand from a Second Street sidewalk, to bring an end to potential bomb threat Jan. 14 in Friday Harbor.

Demolition of Spring Street Landing building to begin Jan. 21

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 2:00PM

A total of 28 construction dumpsters will be needed to haul away the charred remains of Downriggers restaurant and the rest of the former Spring Street Landing building, as part of the much-anticipated demolition of the building destroyed by fire on Aug 17.

Relocation to FH Center tops agenda at US Customs Friday meeting

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 9:48AM

The meeting, which is open to the public, begins at 1 p.m. at the Mullis Street Fire Station, 1011 Mullis Street.

Carter Avenue ballfields construction on the fast track?

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 6:00PM

The board of directors of San Juan Island school district will meet in special session Friday to consider a lease amendment that may expedite construction of the ball fields and sports complex on Carter Avenue.

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