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Slideshow: On the road again

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 10:06AM

Run Ladies Run annual spring half-marathon and 10K run drew more than 120 runners and walkers.

San Juan Fire & Rescue joins recovery effort in Oso

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 3:44PM

As many as 14 people were killed and many more remain missing in the wake of a massive landslide that struck a rural neighborhood outside of Oso, leveled no fewer than six homes and engulfed a mile-long stretch of state highway shortly after 10 a.m., Saturday, March 22.

San Juan distillery reaps awards

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 2:00PM

Apple brandy nets gold, best of class, gin earns silver

Love, tragedy, opera; together in high-def

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 6:00PM

Jonas Kaufman stars in “Werther,” an opera based on Goethe’s revolutionary and tragic romance, and broadcast live in high-definition

Wickedly Wilde: 'Earnest' on stage

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 5:00AM

Friday Harbor Middle Players present Wilde’s time-honored and signature stage production, “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

Litter free by the sea: ‘Great Island Cleanup’ Round 4

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 8:00AM

Mark the calendar, this year’s Great Island Cleanup comes earlier than before, April 5

Rainy Days Part II: From sprinkles to storms, and beyond | Guest Column

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 10:00AM

Part 2: Standing water on your property: understanding the causes and possible solutions

Tragedy strikes close to home | Editorial

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 7:00AM

We ought to feel compassion for neighbors who suffer such arbitrary, seemingly meaningless, tragedy.

Dine for scholars, every bite counts | Letters

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 3:00PM

Spring is here and we are hoping for another great turnout this coming Thursday, March 27th for the annual Dining for Scholars day.

Up, up and away; Friday Harbor student named aerospace scholar

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 1:18PM

An aerospace engineer to-be, Friday Harbor's Matthew Stepita has been selected as a Washington state Aerospace Scholar for 2013-14.

Wilson Derby, Week 7: Nibler nets weekly prize, holds on to 2nd place

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 7:00PM updated Mar 25, 2014 at 11:38AM

With the prize-winning catch of the week, Justin Nibler remains in second place on the leader board with three weeks to go in the annual 10-week fishing derby. But perhaps best of all, he edged out fishing buddy Kevin Klein, by only .47 pounds, to snare the derby's award for the week's biggest fish. “I bumped him the week before, so I guess turn about is fair play,” said Klein, the Week 6 winner.

Twenty-five years later; in the wake of Exxon Valdez

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 11:35AM

Although the Prince William Sound fishery, as it was, is a distant memory, David Nash believes that there are lessons from the Exxon Valdez oil spill that still apply today. “They said it wouldn’t happen there and I believed them," he said. "I don’t believe them anymore.”

GM disputes claims by would-be OPALCO board candidate | Letters

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 8:04PM

Mr. Jarman incorrectly suggests that OPALCO’s financial accounting is not honest. Nothing could be further from the truth. OPALCO retains the outside, independent auditing services of the highly reputable accounting firm, Moss Adams, to review its financial controls and records on an annual basis. Furthermore...

Deadman Bay trashed by tires in apparent case of illegal dumping

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

The tires proved a challenge to retrieve because they has settled on a rocky shoreline at the base of a bluff in the Land Bank’s Deadman Bay Preserve, on the west side of the island, just south of Lime Kiln State Park.

Path cleared for executive end-run | Guest Column

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 9:00PM

With the legislative session now over and state lawmakers headed for home, Washington state's rookie Democratic governor has nine-plus months to get some work done without interruption or interference from those who’ve foiled him repeatedly since he arrived in Olympia.

Art contest featured in National Parks 'BioBlitz'

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 9:00PM

May 3-4, is intended to inspire community connections to local ecology and outdoor stewardship, and to celebrate ecology through art.

SJ schools superintendent a finalist for Port Angeles job

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 9:44AM

The Peninsula Daily News, a sister paper of the Journal, reports that San Juan Island School District Superintendent Rick Thompson is one of two finalist seeking to fill a similar position in Port Angeles. Thompson is scheduled to be in Port Angeles Monday for a series of meetings related to the vacancy.

Engagement: Kitchen/Schwartzenbart

  • Mar 22, 2014 at 10:00AM

Dave and Elaine Kitchen proudly announce the engagement of their daughter Abigail Beth Kitchen to Aaron John Schwarzenbart. The engagement ring didn't quite fit after Aaron popped the question, and Abigail said 'Yes', because the couple had just scaled the summit of Crater Mountain, at 7,600 feet.

Annual 'PIT' count reveals 65 people without stable place to sleep

  • Mar 22, 2014 at 8:00AM

Of that total, 44, including children and the disabled, are living outdoors, in vehicles or in abandoned buildings, while the remaining 21 rely on family or friends for temporary housing arrangements. Those unsettling statistics come from the latest "Point-In-Time" count of people without housing conducted by San Juan County.

Deadline draws near for national monument advisory committee nominations

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 2:17PM

Are you monument management material? Help set the course for managing the monument by joining the resource advisory committee; deadline to nominate yourself or someone else is Monday, March 4

Drop in property values subsides—for some

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 1:51PM

Revaluations are now made annually to all county properties, although only one-sixth of the county is physically inspected every year. Other valuations are made on the basis of local property sales in the areas not physically inspected.

Tip off tonight: FH faculty vs senior class in 'B-ball' fundraiser

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Mar 21, 2014 at 9:43AM

A benefit for the yearly graduation night celebration and "send-off", the fundraiser features pre-game dinner, beginning at 4:30 p.m., hamburger or hot dog, salad, chips and a drink, all for $7. Game time is 6 p.m., with prizes and halftime entertainment; admission is free (donations are appreciated).

Name withdrawn—with regret—from OPALCO board election | Letters

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 6:11PM

San Juan County Councilman Bob Jarman withdrew from Orcas Power & Light Cooperative's upcoming board of directors election, and with regret. Click on the headline to find out why.

Paul bests the field to claim table tennis tournament title

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 4:39PM

San Juan Island's Roger Paul successfully fended off the tenacious, spirited play of Daniel Farber of Anacortes to claim first place in the top division of the 3rd Annual Island Rec Table Tennis Tournament. Top finishers in other divisions: Table 2, John Entermann of Anacortes, Table 3, Friday Harbor's Tony Fyrqvist, Table 4, Jock Warren.

Limekiln Preserve 'bird blind' featured in next KYI Walk

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 11:46AM

The Land Bank's newly constructed "bird blind" at its Limekiln Preserve will be featured in the next trek in the Know Your Island Walk series, sponsored by the San Juan Island Trails Committee. The walk, Saturday, March 22, 1-4 p.m., will be led by Land Bank Steward Doug McCutchen and Barb Jensen of San Juan Island's Audubon Society. Park at the preserve pull-out on Westside road, just north of Lime Kiln State Park (no dogs on this walk; a poor mix with birds). Read more about the bird blind, below.

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