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Journal political cartoon, April 1 edition | Opinion

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 8:00AM

The lighter side of local news, information and events, by cartoonist Rob Pudim.

Parks & Recreation: Ties that bind | Guest Column

  • Apr 3, 2015 at 5:03PM

Rich and varied recreational opportunities for islanders and visitors alike are part of what makes San Juan Island a great place to live and visit.

Ketchikan or bust: kindred spirits team up on 'engine-less' Race to Alaska

  • Apr 3, 2015 at 4:37PM

The first-ever “Race to Alaska,” brainchild of the Northwest Maritime Marine Center, is a 750-nautical-mile journey from Port Townsend to Ketchikan, Alaska. San Juan Island's Nick Wainwright, would-be pilot of a modestly sized and very unique boat, has his sights set on the $10,000 first-place prize.

Eyes on the road, hands on the wheel; deputies on lookout for 'distracted drivers'

  • Apr 3, 2015 at 12:44PM

San Juan County Sheriff's Department will ratchet up its enforcement of cell-phone traffic laws in the month of April, as part of National Distracted Driver's Awareness Month.

Wolverines seek to snap winless streak at home | Girls Tennis

  • Apr 2, 2015 at 3:49PM

The Friday Harbor girls tennis team will be looking to snap a winless streak and net its first match "that counts" Friday, April 3, at home against a longtime familiar foe, division 1A Coupeville. Match time is 2:30 p.m.

Maintaining our best assets takes commitment; vote 'Yes' for Island Rec | Letters

  • Apr 2, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 3:02PM

Island Rec is more than just a park and recreation district; it engenders the very amenities that provide our island with a quality of life unmatched in this state.

Update: fatal car crash victim identified

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 12:00PM updated Apr 2, 2015 at 12:24PM

Thirty-six-year-old Corey Fletcher of Lopez Island was eastbound in the 200 block of Islandale Road and traveling at a high-rate of speed when he apparently lost control of his four-door sedan on a fairly straight stretch of roadway, according to authorities.

Circus, theater, acrobats—and dance—oh my!

  • Apr 2, 2015 at 11:14AM

Acrobatic Conundrum, a contemporary circus arts company from Seattle, has been on tour throughout Northern California and the Pacific Northwest since early March. The troupe will perform their new show “The Language of Chance,” April 3, 7:30 p.m., at the theatre.

Agnes May Murray: 1931—2015 | Passages

  • Apr 2, 2015 at 12:00PM

Agnes May Murray came to San Juan Island at the age of four to live at the Lime Kiln Lighthouse where her father was the lighthouse keeper for many years. She loved growing up at the lighthouse and had many wonderful stories about what life was like in those days.

Remedy for research excess: The Beagle Freedom Project | Guest Column

  • Apr 2, 2015 at 10:00AM

Beagles, the most common breed of dog used by university and research facilities as product-testing guinea pigs, are considered the “ideal” dog because of their friendly and people-pleasing personality. In 2012, nearly 70,000 dogs (96 percent of them beagles) were used in labs.

Errors eclipsed by offense; Wolverines topple Loggers, 9-4 | Prep softball

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 1:41PM

The Loggers tied the score at 1-1 in the top of the second but the Wolverines catapulted out in front by scoring a combined six runs in the third and fourth innings, highlighted by a timely base hit by Cady Wilson that drove in two.

Southern residents buoyed by another newborn, fourth in three months

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 12:17PM

Known as J-52, the newborn is presumably a member of 42-year-old J-16's matriline, the group it was seen swimming with. This family also includes a calf born just before the new year, J-51.

Good taste put to the test in new IMA exhibit | The Gerbil

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 12:00PM

Beginning April 3, San Juan Islands Museum of Art's new weekly rotating exhibit, “Ugly Architecture through the Ages: A Subjective Study” will feature a different building each week that’s sure to engender conversation.

Bad habits? Nuns muscle in on marijuana market | The Gerbil

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 10:00AM

Marijuana products marketed by the soon-to-launched enterprise, dubbed "Holy Smokes," will be sold in the ferry lines via a roaming pot distributor. There will also be drive-up service in Eastsound, the town of Friday Harbor and Lopez Village.

Super-sized kudos to town council; McDonald’s a tasty addition | Letters (The Gerbil)

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 8:00AM

I for one am really excited about selecting items from the “Value Menu” and using Sunshine Alley as the drive thru.

Whaz' Up on 'The Rock': Events & entertainment | The Gerbil

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 11:00AM

Saturday, April 4: First Saturday Naked Contra Dance, Grange Hall, 7 p.m. Some say contra dance is the most fun you can have with your clothes on, but now you don’t have to wear any clothes at all. Featured performance by hometown band, "The Cheeks". Free. Info,

Brouha over survival beans, pet store pilfered, roving wordsmith arrested; San Juan County Sheriff's Log | The Gerbil

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 7:00AM

March 22: Allegations of assault prompted the arrest of a Lopez Island woman accused of butchering a song at a karaoke contest. The 22-year-old, flustered by a wardrobe malfunction during the performance, according to one witness, reportedly improvised lyrics to Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” and sang off-pitch, off-key and without proper passion.

Quality of life enriched; vote ‘Yes’ on Island Rec levy | Letters

  • Mar 31, 2015 at 12:03PM

From finger-painting t-shirts to swimming lessons, from Music on the Lawn to Films in the Park, from senior fitness to school sports, Island Rec has consistently provided programs, events and open space that serve and support the very heartbeat of our island and our community.

San Juan Lions sponsor free health screening exams

  • Mar 31, 2015 at 11:59AM

The San Juan Island Lion’s Club will sponsor free health screening sessions Friday and Saturday, April 3-4, in conjunction with the arrival of its Northwest parent organization’s Health Screening Unit, a recently acquired 62-foot medically equipped trailer staffed by health professionals and volunteers.

In solidarity with steadfast determination of Lummi Nation | Letters

  • Mar 31, 2015 at 11:52AM

Cries of support were heard in the stirring documentary, “Our Sacred Obligation”. Thank you to Ken Crawbuck for showing this film as part of his Tragedy of the Commons film series on March 21. Thank you also to the San Juan Island Library for hosting this well-attended event.

Get ready for hoppin & huntin' in once-a-year 'Egg-static' event

  • Mar 31, 2015 at 11:47AM

An “egg-normous opportunity for fun for all ages will unfold Easter Sunday, April 5, as the San Juan Island Firefighters Association hosts its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Jackson’s Beach, a benefit for the Friday Harbor Food Bank.

Wolverines go extra innings in win over Lions; 9-6 | Prep baseball

  • Mar 31, 2015 at 11:26AM

Friday Harbor's young guns came through at crunch time, as sophomore Kai Herko drove in the game-winner and James Guard notched a win in relief in a 9-6 victory on the road, in extra innings, March 27 against Concrete

Thirty-six-year-old man dies in rollover on Lopez

  • Mar 30, 2015 at 6:55PM

Deputies were dispatched to the scene of a vehicle upside down on the side of the road in the 200 block of Islandale Road Monday, March 30, at about 2:30 p.m. The lone occupant in the vehicle was unconscious and later determined to be dead. An investigation is under way.

Conflicted? The record shows otherwise | Letters

  • Mar 30, 2015 at 11:02AM

Allegations by a letter writer of my having a conflict of interest have no merit. He jumps to an erroneous conclusion that I knew what the future would bring.

Wallace Edward Botsford: 1938—2015 | Passages

  • Mar 30, 2015 at 10:51AM

After graduating from Friday Harbor High School in 1956, Wally attended Western Washington University, where he earned a teaching degree. It was also at Western that Wally met the love of his life, Jane Edgerton, at a school dance.

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