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Under siege from folly of local firearms rules | Letters

  • 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.

Journal political cartoon; May 28 edition | Opinion

  • 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.

Do you have a big heart but limited time? Try fostering instead

  • 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.

Edith Elizabeth (Wadsworth) Schwendeman: 1917-2014 | Passages

  • 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.

Lautenbach to take over transfer station in June

  • 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.

Mary Lynn Jackson Oettinger: 1954-2014 | Passages

  • 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.

Celebrities converge on golf classic

  • May 28, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:59PM

NW celebrities add luster, spirit to annual fundraising event

You were there in my time of need | Letters

  • 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.

To Ted, his family, and to his humor | Letters

  • 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.”

Fairness felled by misplaced priorities | As I See It

  • 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.

Barbershop Bonanza: cut above the rest

  • 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.

Reporter's Notebook: Hello digital, so long sheriff's log | Opinion

  • 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.

Thirteen town streets to be chip-sealed; be mindful of where you park

  • 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.

Best of both worlds: San Juan Island's 23rd Annual Artists’ Studio Tour

  • 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.

Building castles in the sky

  • 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.

End the abuse of civil rights in San Juan County—now | Letters

  • 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 ​re​considering their policies. San Juan County should do so, too.

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.

Edward (Ted) Anderson Middleton, Jr.: 1920-2014 | Passages

  • May 27, 2014 at 10:43AM

Ted loved steam engines, old machinery, antique tractors, farm machinery, and books. He was an avid reader and had a life-long over of learning. He especially loved the natural world and wildlife.

Council delays decision on extension of farmland tax breaks

  • May 27, 2014 at 10:28AM

Under the current law, farmland must either be returned to active farming within 10 years or the owner must enter into a conservation easement permanently prohibiting development inconsistent with agricultural use. The proposed change would extend the time limit for returning the land to active farming to 20 years, and eliminate a requirement that the land must be "sub-dividable."

BLM to host ‘gatherings’ for input on monument

  • May 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 10:16AM

The BLM will host a series of gatherings to enlist public participation and input in helping to draft the interim policy. Time will be allotted for group and personal discussion, and a children’s activity table will be offered so that parents have opportunity to participate as well.

San Juan County Parks wins lion’s share of lodging fund

  • May 22, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 9:08AM

A total of 16 groups will share $409K in county lodging tax dollars in 2015. The LTAC facilities grants are about half of the lodging tax funds available for distribution by the county.

Holes in campaign of misinformation | As I See It

  • May 22, 2014 at 9:00AM

Over the last several years there have been all kinds of wild statements by the CSA and its supporters claiming some property owners would not be able to build on their properties, that their dreams were being taken away from them, that they would not be able to obtain mortgage financing of a non-conforming property, etc.

Memorial Day parade to honor service of U.S. military, Matsumoto

  • May 24, 2014 at 6:00PM

A Special Forces Color Guard from Joint Base Lewis-Mchord will take part in this year’s annual observance of Memorial Day, Monday, in Friday Harbor.

San Juan Historical Society to celebrate pioneer heritage of American Camp

  • May 25, 2014 at 12:00PM

NPS opens American Camp Officers’ Quarters for first time as part of two-day tribute to island pioneers. In an evening program at the library, the spotlight will shine on families who played a major role in the settlement of San Juan Island, as well as conserving historic structures such as the Officers’ Quarters.

Acclaimed island poets join forces

  • May 23, 2014 at 2:00PM

Author of numerous poetry collections, including “The Grace of Necessity,” a 2008 Washington State Book Award winner, and “Vertebrae: Poems 1978-1994,” Green, born and raised in Washington, is founding editor of Brooding Heron Press, which he runs with his wife, Sally.

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