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Death toll mounts at water’s edge for harbor porpoises

  • Jun 3, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jun 4, 2014 at 8:15AM

A spike in strandings of harbor porpoise has biologists unsettled. A total of eight harbor porpoise carcasses were recovered from beaches on the westside of San Juan Island between May 19 and May 29.

Ignorance holds health hostage | Letters

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 6:00AM

However, the overseas sources of the virus remain active, are just a plane ride away, and we continue to play “whack-a-mole” with measles all around the continent.

Journal political cartoon; June 4 edition | Opinion

  • Jun 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

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.

Open letter to the Class of 2014 | Editorial

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 3:00PM

Sure, the world poses different challenges for you than it did for us on our graduation day. But you are ready. And your community has confidence in you.

Remotely Operated Vehicle team tops deep competition

  • Jun 5, 2014 at 9:00AM

Friday Harbor’s middle school ROV team finished first among 40 other Pacific Northwest teams competing at an annual design and demonstration event May 10 in Federal Way, besting its third-place finish from a year ago.

Island’s distant past revealed

  • Jun 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

Travel back in time with the University of Washington’s Dr. Julie Stein and find out what life was really like for the very first settlers on the westside of San Juan Island.

New role for Islands' Sounder publisher

  • Jun 5, 2014 at 8:00AM

Colleen Smith Armstrong has been promoted to group publisher of the San Juan Islands’ group. She will oversee the Islands’ Sounder, Journal of the San Juans and Islands’ Weekly.

Northwest Sky Ferry acquires San Juan Airlines assets

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

San Juan Airlines offers daily scheduled, charter and scenic flights serving the San Juan Islands, Bellingham, Anacortes, Port Angeles, Point Roberts, Seattle, British Columbia and beyond.

Schlund picked to manage San Juans State Parks

  • Jun 3, 2014 at 4:00PM

Ted Schlund, a 13-year state parks veteran, will oversee Moran, Obstruction Pass and Spencer Spit state parks, as well as San Juan Marine North and South.

Allegations of theft prompt change in Ferries ticket policy

  • Jun 3, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 2:05PM

According to spokeswoman Marta Coursey, Washington State Ferries has received about a half-dozen complaints from Orcas islanders claiming that their Wave2Go passes were stolen. Only about 1 percent of ferry riders statewide purchase a multi-use Wave2Go pass, but 5-10 percent of riders in the San Juans rely on the pass.

Talkin' trash: Lautenbach's ‘San Juan Island Initiative’ | Guest Column

  • Jun 3, 2014 at 1:57PM

It took two years of rigorous three-party negotiations to reach a fair and practical result. We are confident the solution reached by Lautenbach, the county and the town is the right solution for San Juan Island. With your help, we'll make it work.

Don't overlook new ally in battle against jet noise | Letters

  • Jun 3, 2014 at 1:40PM

San Juan County’s population is only 15,800. Since we are the ones that live with the noise, not the 25,000 folks from Boeing’s website, it is incumbent upon us to point this out.

Talbott steps down; hospital commission seeks replacement

  • Jun 3, 2014 at 1:35PM

Keri Talbott’s term as an elected official of San Juan Island hospital district expires in 2017. The hospital district will accept letter of interest, with qualifications, to fill the unexpired term; deadline is June 20. The commission anticipates questioning candidates and voting on a replacement when it meets June 25.

Friday Harbor's Meeker claims 3rd at state 1A golf championship

  • Jun 3, 2014 at 12:42PM

In her fourth consecutive appearance at the state 1A golf championship—the final of her prep career—Kendra Meeker knocked five strokes off an 82-opening round to climb back into the hunt for the tournament crown and to claim third place overall by shooting a 77 over 18 holes on the second day of the competition.

Plans for 'community' dock surface at former Mar Vista Resort

  • Jun 2, 2014 at 9:52AM

As proposed, the dock would measure 271-feet (10 yards shy of the length of football field) accommodate up to six boats, 20-30 feet in length, and be located a stone's throw from San Juan Island's False Bay.

Ag conservation land program actually lowers, not raises, tax breaks for farms | Letters

  • May 29, 2014 at 3:08PM

Parcels transferred into the agricultural conservation land program were classified as Open Space Farm and previously received about an 85 percent reduction in taxes. The most they can receive under the farm and agricultural conservation land program is 35 percent, a 50 percent increase in taxes and hardly a shift of the tax burden to others.

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.”

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