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District dinged by state audit... again

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 11:41AM

The latest state audit of the San Juan hospital district’s books noted that financial controls “are inadequate to ensure accurate reporting,” but found no wrongdoing, misappropriation of funds or noncompliance which would require reporting to other government agencies or the legislature. District commission Chairman Dr. Michael Edwards said, “The auditors accepted our commitment to address the issues identified and said they will follow up during..."

Kudos to many for Great Island Cleanup, a sweeping success | Letters

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 10:57AM

A grand total of 3,500 pounds of litter was collected from our roadsides and beaches. The students from Stillpoint School, who combed the town streets between their school and the library, and collected four huge garbage bags full of litter – had this to say: “We love being a part of this event every year. Our loads were lightened when a police officer... "

Health Matters: How to stay healthy this spring | Guest Column

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 10:33AM

Springtime can be prime time for catching colds. On top of that, many of us will have to deal with pollens and allergens. So, what should we do to safeguard our health at this time of the year? Here are a few guidelines:

Debate over Growlers clouded by echoes of ‘Chicken Little’ | Letters

  • Apr 14, 2014 at 7:12PM

The sky isn’t falling. The Growler noise is affecting people region wide. The sky isn’t falling, just asking for peace and quiet. The base isn’t closing. The only ones to keep proclaiming that are the Chicken Littles of the region.

OPALCO to offer free Wi-Fi at ferry landings for members with SmartHub account

  • Apr 14, 2014 at 7:07PM

OPALCO members signed up for SmarHub, the co-op's electronic billing system, can access Wi-Fi for free at ferry landings in the San Juans beginning May 5. Create a SmartHub account by going online (www.opalco.com) or by telephone, 376-3500, where a representative will assist.

SJ's Jensen Shipyard earns state leadership 'green' award

  • Apr 14, 2014 at 6:56PM

The Clean Boating Foundation of Washington's Leadership Clean "certification" recognizes the "outstanding commitment to environmental responsibility and restoring the health of Puget Sound" to Albert Jensen and Sons - known to generations of islanders as Jensen Shipyards.

Wilson Derby crowns first-ever female champion

  • Apr 14, 2014 at 6:49PM

Brenda Schmidt's 21.33-pound salmon isn't the largest Wilson Derby winner, but it proved big enough to earn her first place at the conclusion of the 10-week long fishing competition, and to land her a place in the record books as the derby's first-ever female champ.

Number of measles cases climbs to five; four no longer contagious

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Apr 11, 2014 at 5:49PM

The San Juan County Health Department will be providing additional immunizations in Friday Harbor, Friday, April 11, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you do not have a regular health care provider call the Health Department (378-4474) and make an appointment to get immunized now.

Seventeen vie for single FH pot retail license; lottery pick in store

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Apr 10, 2014 at 5:18PM

Although marijuana stores in Washington will not open until July or later, marijuana sales to individuals started in Colorado last year at medical marijuana dispensaries. Reports from from the Weed Blog indicate that January sales in Colorado were $14.02 million, which raised about $2 million in tax revenue for the state. (This article has been updated since its initial post to clarify applicants listing 775 Mullis Street as a potential retail location).

New look in store on Friday Harbor waterfront

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Apr 10, 2014 at 4:45PM

A freshly revised design for the Spring Street Landing Building is just the start of the Port of Friday Harbor's proposed 10-year, $10-plus million dollar revamp of the waterfront.

Get to know your volunteer firefighter| Guest Column

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 4:40PM

Brandon Baney had to overcome some fears, but overcome them he did. He now considers his firefighting duties some of the most satisfying and fulfilling he has ever had. "Here you are, going into the situation when everybody else is coming out," Baney says. "Helping my community. How satisfying and electrifying is that?"

Candidates Corner: Vince Dauciunas | Guest Column

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 11:41AM

I approve the ongoing projects that OPALCO is undertaking to maintain and improve our grid system. This includes extending the current fiber optic communication network, and adding new automated devices to increase safety, improve efficiency, and integrate additional local generating capacity.

Candidates Corner: Glenna Hall | Guest Column

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 4:56PM

Rural places need workable connectivity even more than do urban areas. The ability to reach the outside world levels the economic playing field and creates jobs. It gives island kids reasons to stay where they were brought up and keep young, fresh ideas here. Lack of connectivity can cripple tourism.

Wilson Derby, Week 9: 20-plus pounder catapults Payne into second place

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 5:31PM

Chuck Payne wasn't the only angler to climb up the leader board in the derby's next-to-last-week. Don Wilson hooked a 16.32-pounder to takeover third-place, Carol Holman netted a 16.11 pound prize to move into fourth and Bob Wilson landed in fifth place with a 15.79 catch.

On Book! Lives destroyed by lies

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 3:00PM

Lillian’s Hellman’s 1934 drama, “The Children's Hour,” is featured in the next On Book! Readers Theatre production.

FH Art Market ‘call’ for vendors

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 9:00AM

The Friday Harbor Art Market, aka “Artisans on the Plaza,” is seeking vendors for its 2014 season.

Poetry, passion, Paris: The Met & La Boheme, HD

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 7:00AM

Featuring a cast of hundreds, the broadcast marks 15 million viewers for the Live in HD series, which now reaches 66 countries worldwide.

Audubon Society spring fling

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

Spring is an ideal time to look for lingering seabirds, swans and ducks.

San Juan Singers: Songs of the Silver Screen

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 9:00AM

“Silver Screen Serenades—Hollywood’s Hits” will showcase a celebrated collection of songs written specifically for movies and others popularized thanks to the silver screen.

Candidates Corner: Steve Hudson | Guest Column

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 3:04PM

Large scale broadband expansion fundamentally redefines what our co-op is and does. It should be done only after rigorous evaluation and open debate; and only with solid approval by the members who must pay the bill.

Journal political cartoon; April 9 edition | Opinion

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 9:00AM

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.

Of ballots, watts and broadband | Editorial

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 3:00PM

OPALCO elections have often been decided with a turnout of about 10 percent of the co-op’s 12,000 members

Rainy days: from sprinkles to storms | Guest Column

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 5:00AM

Part 3: Storm water, septic tanks, on-site sewage treatment & disposal systems

Off target over ‘conflict of interest’ | Guest Column

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 5:00PM

It’s not a ‘conflict of interest’ just because people might disagree

Students succeed with United Way | Letters

  • Apr 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

Friday Harbor Elementary School and the After School Study Club would like to thank United Way of San Juan County for helping to fund this important program in our school.

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