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Work crew escapee apprehended after two hours on the run

  • 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.

We might disagree – but we all love the islands | Ferry Home Companion

  • 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.

Colwell & crew sail away with Shaw Island Classic title

  • 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.

Islanders should be proud of PIMC | Letters

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

Residents of Friday Harbor should be proud of the excellent Peace Island Medical Center facility on your island.

Shaw Island struck by postal budget blues

  • 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.

Wistful reminder of wit that was | Letters

  • 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”.

Zucchini 500? More than just a whacky race | Letters

  • 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.

Three weeks, nine shows, 'Twelfth Night'; Shakespeare Under the Stars

  • 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.

Rob Roy McGregor: 1932—2014 | Passages

  • 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.

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.

Message emerges through eye of the beholder | Letters

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 12:52PM

What message does the Journal's most recent political cartoon convey? As letters from two readers demonstrate, it may depend on one's point of view.

Ronald Marshall Nelson: 1929—2014 | Passages

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 12:12PM

Ronald Nelson grew up in Friday Harbor, Wash., on San Juan Island, and graduated from Central Washington University in economics. While there he met Flossie Mitchell, his wife of 59 years, who preceded him in death.

Spotlight shines on sea otters in Whale Museum lecture

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 11:56AM

Find out everything you wanted to know, and more, about sea otters in the next episode of the Friday Harbor Whale Museum's Summer Lecture Series, with Seattle Aquarium's Shawn Larson, Monday, Aug. 11.

Wounded Warrior riders to tour San Juan Island

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 10:35AM

Following a tour of Whibey's Fort Casey State Park, Friday, riders and support teams will visit San Juan Island Saturday for a series of events, starting with a bicycle tour that begins at the San Juan Island Fire Department's Mullis Street fire station. Later in the day, San Juan Golf & Country Club will host a luncheon and golf competition, a "scramble" format, for roughly 60 or so participants of the Soldier Ride.

From The Journal editorial pages: Aug. 6 Edition | Opinion

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 4:06PM

Journal cartoonist Rob Pudim takes a swing of his own on primary election endorsements by the Democratic Party.

Good going so far, but what’s ahead? Guest Column

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 3:32PM

Today, about a third of us are year-round islanders. But a lack of affordable homes and rentals will decrease that number. There soon may come a time for community intervention.

'Interim' no more; Swalla named director of FH Labs

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 3:19PM

An active researcher and member of the Labs community since 1999, professor Billie Swalla agreed to serve as full-time director of the Labs for the next five years. Her appointment, effectively immediately, is subject to approval of the U of W Board of Regents.

You could help name state's newest ferry; here's how

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 5:13PM

Names for ferries should carry statewide significance and represent the state’s image and culture, such as state adopted symbols, tribal names, names of bodies of water, geographic locations, cities, counties, relate to nautical heritage, etc.

Angered over act of 'intolerance' | Letters

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 4:33PM

I've been driving for 56 years and never have I had anyone key my car. Never, that is, until...

Ferry ‘Sing-Along’ sets sail, Thursday—all aboard

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 3:31PM

San Juan Island’s very own barbershop singers will harmonize their way from Friday Harbor to Orcas Island, and back, aboard the inter-island ferry, joined by Sound Vibrations, San Juan’s women’s barbershop and jazz group, and whomever else gets bitten by the barbershop bug, and would like to join in.

Tangled up in Dylan; tribute features four island musicians

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 3:11PM

The musical spotlight will shine on one of America's most influential songwriters, Thursday, at San Juan Community Theatre, as four San Juan Island musicians join forces in a tribute to the music and the meaning of Robert Allen Zimmerman, aka Bob Dylan.

Larsen takes commanding lead in 2nd District congressional primary

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 12:12PM

Backed by 56 percent of votes cast in Tuesday's primary, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen will square off in November against Republican Party challenger B.J. Guillot, who gathered 32 percent of ballots cast, a total of 24,449 votes, in Tuesday's early election results. Independent Mike Lapointe, endorsed by San Juan County Democrats, was a distant third in the Aug. 5 three-way primary race.

Meds missing, driver erractic and elusive, rumble with 'raccoon-cat'; San Juan County Sheriff's Log

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 4:55PM

July 29: At 0530, a Lopez Island man called stating that there was a raccoon in his bathroom. A deputy responded and found a “large, angry cat” in the bathroom. The cat caused some damage during the eviction process.

Body of missing woman found near her Oregon home

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 4:54PM

Oregon authorities on Monday located the body of Jennifer Huston, along with her SUV, in a remote area of Yamhill County. The Dundee-area resident went missing July 25. Huston, mother of two young sons, was known to have vacationed in the San Juans and local authorities had been alerted to be on the lookout for her. Click on this article for news about the case.

Got stuff to strut? Well, then, this runway's for you | Letters

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 1:00PM

The 8th annual Trashion Fashion Show is alive and well on Saturday night, Aug. 16, 6 p.m., at the main stage of the San Juan County Fair, with a Seattle DJ in “gold lame,” and a rockin’ runway. We have a cast of characters and there is room for more, i.e., you.

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