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Measles outbreak stands at six; no new cases reported

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 4:00PM

A total of six cases have been reported among San Juan Island residents since March 22. While all the known cases have passed the infectious period, additional cases may be present, and symptoms from the outbreak could develop as late as April 29.

Here's an example of how not to win friends | Letters

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 1:48PM

Orcas Island's Lambiel Museum is an incredible celebration and exhibition of our local artistic talents, and the building department is harassing the owner, Leo Lambiel, to the point where he is going to move it to LaConner. Why are we shooting ourselves in the foot?

Cooper-West tosses two-hit shutout; Wolverines trample Trojans, 7-zip | Baseball

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 1:05PM

After a bumpy 1-and-3 start to the season, the Wolverines have been on a tear, winning seven of their last nine games, with one tie, a 1-1 stalemate against Division 2A Squalicum on the road, and falling only to Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) in a 5-1 loss, April 12, at Cedar Park, during that nine-game stretch.

Art, refreshments, music, and more, at Grange Hall Open House—tonight

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 11:51AM

View the entries for the Grange Arts and Crafts Contest, check out the beginnings of the Makers Guild Tool Library, and scope out the plans for a new water-view deck. The event, which begins at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, features refreshments, music, and friendship.

Through the lens; Easter egg hunt at Jackson's Beach | Slideshow

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

Grey skies? Chilly breeze? They were last things on the mind of the throng of children that descended upon Jackson's Beach, Sunday, combing the waterfront in search of brightly colored eggs in San Juan Fire & Rescue's annual Easter egg hunt, and with the Easter Bunny cheering them on.

Lives at risk from distracted joggers | Letters

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 8:00PM

Close call for this Friday Harbor driver and two joggers on Beaverton Valley Road.

Marine Naturalists get ‘Geared-Up’

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 5:00PM

The Whale Museum hosts its annual Marine Naturalist Gear-Up to discuss the changes in orca sightings and behaviors in recent years will take place at San Juan Grange.

Fracas over fiber: What I believe | Letters

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 2:00PM

"I support the Co-op’s taking the time necessary to examine very carefully all aspects of that role from the standpoint of prudent fiscal standpoint of prudent fiscal policy and enhancing, not harming, island businesses."

Free vessel safety check at ‘Boat Fair’

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 11:00AM

The focus is to improve the quality and delivery of education for the boating public and vessel examinations that are conducted in the San Juan Islands.

‘Rootin-tootin’ time ahead at Kids’ Festival

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 9:00AM

24th annual Children’s Festival offers games, activities, Wild, Wild West theme, and more. Headlining this year’s festivities is Karen Quest, trick roper extraordinaire, named the women’s big loop champion at the Wild West Arts International Convention.

Final stretch for town ‘Big Dig’ No. 2

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 7:09PM

The current project is a continuation of water and sewer line replacements on Spring Street between Second and First streets completed in 2012 after the water main ruptured in front of the movie theater.

OPALCO at the crossroads? More like, 'off track' | Guest Columm

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 3:00PM updated at 5:24PM

"Few members oppose OPALCO having a lead role in expanding broadband capacity for the cooperative and its members. What we expect, however, is honesty from the board about what it is doing, what it is costing and what risk the cooperative may be taking on in the process. It is worth noting that OPALCO still hasn’t..."

County manager nets 7 percent pay raise ; public health director steps down

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 4:50PM

The new compensation package totals $134,820 and will become effective June 24, the first anniversary of Mike Thomas' first day on the job. Thomas, a former Enumclaw city administrator, was hired a year ago at a salary of $120,000, plus 5 percent in deferred compensation.

'Hands-on, Feet Wet'; marine education progam for teens

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 7:00AM

Spring Street International School has launched Inland Ocean Studies, an immersive summer program for 14-18 year olds devoted to marine science and maritime ecology. The program’s goal is to introduce inquisitive young people to world-class scientists researching the marine environment of these biologically diverse islands.

My position on immunization | Guest Column

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vaccines are one of the most controversial topics among parents these days, with a growing number questioning whether to give their kids recommended shots. Nearly 40 percent of parents have delayed or declined at least one of their children's shots—a practice that's fueling outbreaks of infectious diseases, from mumps to measles and whooping cough, that were once nearly eliminated by vaccination

Inside the issues: Of fiber, broadband and OPALCO board election

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 11:26AM

OPALCO is moving ahead with expanding its Island Network services from its base of fiber optic cable servicing its electric grid. It is already an internet service provider and a network provider, mostly in populated areas like Friday Harbor and Eastsound, and it resells "backhaul" fiber connections to ISPs such as Rock Island, The Computer Place, CenturyLink, NoaNet and Zito Media.

Role of advisory panel sullied by self-interest | Letters

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 3:10PM

I urge the County Council to purge county boards and commissions of those who have a vested interested in pursuing destructive policies; and I urge local citizens with no vested interests to volunteer for these positions.

2014 Home and Garden: Special section

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 7:00PM

Our eight-page section features products, services, articles and ideas for getting your home and garden shipshape and ready for spring and summer, and beyond. Click on the headline to view the section in the "Green Edition" of; find it in the April 16 edition of the Journal and at the Journal office as well.

San Juans gain voice in Canada's review of tar sands shipping proposal

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Apr 16, 2014 at 3:25PM

Canada's National Energy Board selected 1,650 individuals and entities, including San Juan County and four local groups, to participate in the review of the Kinder Morgan tar sands shipping project; 468 applications were denied.

Offense unleashed: Wolverines prevail in seesaw battle | Softball

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:48PM

The Friday Harbor softball team shook off the rust, fired up the offense and left Concrete in the dust to seal a 14-11 win, notching its highest-scoring output of the season along with the victory.

Friday Harbor makes quick work of Lions in lopsided win; 13-3 | Baseball

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 4:00PM

At the top of the batting order, leadoff hitter Casey Rothlisberger, 2-of-4 at the plate, scored two runs, Gabe Lawson had two hits and a pair of runs as well, and Amer Melic was 2-of-3 at the plate and added three runs.

Friday Harbor Soroptimists honor effort and achievements

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 3:00PM

Linda Degnan Cobos, Heidi Evans, Lenora Johnson were honored at this year's Friday Harbor Soroptimists annual awards luncheon.

San Juans star in newest ‘Nash’ thriller

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

You can pick up a copy of “Deadly Echoes,” by author Philip Donlay at Griffin Bay Books, Saturday, April 19 from 2-4 p.m.

Elegant Edibles: tops for delicious desserts

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 2:00PM

CATS annual Elegant Edibles, 9 a.m. to noon in the theatre lobby, features holiday treats for sale, a “spring basket” raffle drawing, musical entertainment by San Juan Island’s very own Baker Boys.

How does your garden grow?

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 9:00AM

Erin Benzakein owner of Mount Vernon-based Floret Flowers and a leader in the so-called “slow-flower” movement, will be in Friday Harbor Saturday, April 26, to kick off the WSU Master Gardeners Spring Gardening Workshop as the keynote speaker.

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