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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Aug 12, 2014 at 4:00PM
Residents of Friday Harbor should be proud of the excellent Peace Island Medical Center facility on your island.
- 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.
- 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”.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Aug 7, 2014 at 4:06PM
Journal cartoonist Rob Pudim takes a swing of his own on primary election endorsements by the Democratic Party.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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...
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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