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Support meant a lot; stay engaged | Letters

  • May 6, 2014 at 11:00AM

We members are very lucky to have an informed, independent individual so devoted to learning not only what OPALCO is doing, but how, and what it is likely to result in.

Banded together against collapse of 'common sense' | Guest Column

  • May 5, 2014 at 8:08PM

When there is no clear reason (nexus) for imposing very limiting non-sensical regulations upon a landowner and logic is nowhere to be found, one wonders what happened to “common sense?"

Incumbents sweep power co-op election; voter turnout tops 23 percent

  • May 5, 2014 at 7:51PM

Results of the board election, in which outsider Steve Hudson fell just 50 votes shy of unseating incumbent Glenna Hall, wasn't the only "news" announced at the 78th OPALCO annual meeting, Saturday, May 3, on the inter-island ferry. So was the pending retirement of co-op's general manager and name of his heir apparent.

What's the buzz? Bee-friendly gardens in focus

  • May 5, 2014 at 7:21PM

Find out how to make your farm or garden habitat-friendly for pollinators and how to attract them to where you’d like them to go as part of a free two-hour workshop, entitled “Bees and Beneficial Insects,” Saturday, May 10, at San Juan Islands Mitchell Bay Farm and Nursery, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Retirement beckons for town treasurer

  • May 5, 2014 at 7:13PM

A 30-year town employee, Wendy Picinich holds the elected position of town treasurer and is also employed by the town as finance officer. She will resign her elected position upon her retirement date of June 15.

Ready, set... file: the how-to's for a run at public office

  • May 5, 2014 at 9:30AM

The county elections office will accept online candidate filings from 9 a.m. Monday, May 12, through 4 p.m., Friday, May 16. In-person filings will be accepted from 8 a.m. on Monday, May 12, through 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 16. Local public offices up for election include, sheriff, auditor, assessor, prosecuting attorney and San Juan County District Court judge.

Tide Bites: a look into research at Friday Harbor Labs | Guest Column

  • May 3, 2014 at 10:00AM

The uncertain world of barnacles in the San Juans is featured in the latest installment of "Tide Bites," a monthly report from interim Director Dr. Billie Swalla about research at U of W Friday Harbor Labs. Studies at San Juan Island's Argyle Lagoon and Argyle Creek are included as part of the report. Find a link to the report by clicking on the headline above.

Be prepared: countywide power outage May 8-9, midnight to 7 a.m.

  • May 3, 2014 at 12:00PM

To be prepared for the outage, OPALCO recommends turning off sensitive electronics and equipment at the surge protector, or unplugging them completely, and keep a flashlight handy overnight. In the morning, turn electronics and appliances back on slowly, one at a time.

From Dan and Helen: 'thank you, from our hearts to yours' | Letters

  • May 3, 2014 at 7:00AM

Dan’s first words on coming round were, “Can we just start the show again?” and he has not wavered since, so, with the cardiologist’s approval already granted, not only will Twelfth Night go ahead as planned this summer, but we will be reprising “RED” in October.

Larsen sponsors bill to create U.S. arctic ambassador

  • May 2, 2014 at 11:40AM

The bill would elevate the U.S. delegation to the Arctic Council to ambassadorial rank before the U.S. assumes the chairmanship of the council, which consists of eight arctic-bordering countries, including the U.S., Canada and Russia, and is the main forum for international negotiation and discussion of arctic issues.

Town to approve changes to 'ball fields' plan, but sidewalk stays

  • May 1, 2014 at 3:00PM

The three proposed amendments include relocation of a required sidewalk on Carter Avenue, from Guard Street to the ball fields, construction of a 1,440 square-foot pump-house and maintenance building, and relocation of the family playground area to an area nearer the restrooms and parking lot.

Lawsuit claiming county violated state 'opening meetings act' rejected by appellate court

  • May 1, 2014 at 11:15AM

"I'm disappointed in the decision and in the fact that the very brief opinion was unpublished, which is an impediment to obtaining Supreme Court review," CAPR attorney Dennis Reynolds said of the appellate court decision.

Free class: On the Road to Living Well with Diabetes

  • May 3, 2014 at 6:00PM

On the Road to Living Well with Diabetes is a free 6-week program open to all persons with pre-diabetes and diabetes and their spouse/caregiver.

‘Royal Serenade’: King’s High School Choir

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 3:00PM

Under the direction of Mr. Bobby Olson, the groups will perform a music ranging from Classical to World Music, Gospel, and Spirituals. King’s Choir has been coming to Friday Harbor since 1996, and the students are excited to return again this year.

FH Sailing Club preps for season

  • May 4, 2014 at 5:00AM

The Friday Harbor Sailing Club in open to all boaters, Sailboat races, power boating, summer barbecues, cruises and potluck dinners are just a few of the Sailing Club activities.

Food For Thought: de Mayo style

  • May 3, 2014 at 9:00AM

Cinco de Mayo comes two days later this year to Friday Harbor High School on Wednesday, May 7, but the food will be even better.

Doors wide open, conservation district on display

  • May 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

The conservation district provides technical and financial assistance to help bring about locally based, voluntary, and cooperative natural resource conservation practices.

Island Rec Open House and fond ‘farewell’

  • May 1, 2014 at 7:00AM

Island Rec extends an invitation to all islanders to tour its newly acquired “Rec House” at a special Open House, Wednesday, May 7, 5-7 p.m.

Series: Get to know your volunteer firefighter | Guest Column

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 5:00PM

As well as volunteering with firefighting, they both have been very active with the San Juan Island Sailing Foundation for many years, the community theatre, the San Juan Island Food Co-op, and are just taking on a 4- H sheep project.

Time to confront anti-vaccine ideas | Letters

  • May 2, 2014 at 10:00AM

Remember, we are but the “front line troops”. The real power lies with parents who do immunize their children—you are the commanders.

Positive direction, stay the course | Letters

  • May 1, 2014 at 7:00AM

We all remember the economic damage and safety issues our community experienced when CenturyLink lost access to our islands.

Hats off for Friday Harbor’s teachers | Letters

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 11:00AM

As we celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week May 5-9, we want to give a huge thank you to the dedicated teachers and staff that make our island children thrive.

Journal political cartoon; April 29 edition | Opinion

  • May 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on

Rainy Days: From Sprinkles to Storms | Guest Column

  • May 1, 2014 at 3:00PM

Part 4: Got Muddy pastures? We can help; managing stormwater on agricultural land A thick pasture of green plants covering the soil for the whole year promotes the nutrient cycle and increases water quality and healthier pastures for livestock.

'Pay your dues' by voting | Editorial

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

Some of your fellow members are active in trying to affect the direction of those changes. We think those changes might work better if everyone pays attention, gets involved and votes.

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