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Health department readies measles vaccine; clinics on San Juan, Tuesday, Orcas, Wednesday

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 6:32PM

The San Juan County Health Department will conduct immunization clinics in Friday Harbor on Tuesday, April 8 and on Orcas Wednesday, April 9. If you do not have a regular health care provider, call the Health Department and make an appointment to get immunized now.

Wolverines shine in league home meet | Track and Field

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 3:00PM

Girls team claims league win thanks to flurry of first-place finishes, boys take 2nd

Author in town: meet-and-greet-and-gift exchange with Gabrielle Zevin, Wednesday, at Griffin Bay Bookstore

  • Apr 6, 2014 at 4:09PM

It should come as no surprise that independent booksellers across the nation have fallen in love with Gabrielle Zevin's latest novel, "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry," as the story is, in a very poignant way, about them.

Cooper-West notches eight Ks in one-run win | Baseball

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Apr 6, 2014 at 1:21PM

Friday Harbor snapped a scoreless tie and grabbed a 1-0 lead in the third inning after Cooper-West and junior Peter Holt swatted back-to-back singles, and Gabe Lawson and Amer Melic each drew a walk to send Cooper-West across home plate with the Wolverines first run of the contest. But that narrow lead wouldn't last...

Larsen joins congressional coalition calling for continued support for salmon recovery

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 7:28PM

Larsen, D-Bellingham, Wash-2nd District, is among a dozen West Coast congressional leaders seeking renewal of $65 million for improving salmon habitat in the Pacific Northwest in 2015. Congress appropriated a similar amount for 2014.

Conflict? Skewed view short on support | Letters

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 4:08PM

The result of people standing up for themselves is that now there are several people serving on the planning commission who are looking for rational, common sense solutions to planning for the future of our islands; a welcome change Mr. Dehlendorf opposes.

The Importance of being San Juan Community Theatre! | Column

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 3:50PM

I had seen the play in London in 1978 and wondered how youngsters could possibly do that. The play was not only "nice," but also one of the greatest weekends we can remember.

Highlands in Harmony

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Apr 3, 2014 at 3:55PM

Founded by a group of friends in 1969 and named after the ‘Battlefield’ area of Glasgow, the band has been touring and performing throughout the world ever since. The band will host a musical workshop, Saturday, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Community Theater.

Update: Co-op board of directors election draws seven candidates

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Apr 3, 2014 at 3:52PM

The upcoming election promises to highlight contrasting views on what direction Orcas Power & Light Cooperative should take.

Legislative triple play; Lytton, Morris, Ranker in Friday Harbor, Thursday

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 7:25PM

What was achieved in the legislative session in Olympia? What remains to be done? And, how will it affect the San Juans? Find out when the 40th District legislative trio, Sen. Kevin Ranker, and state representatives Kristine Lytton and Jeff Morris, host a town hall meeting, Thursday, in Friday Harbor.

Measles alert update: Four cases 'suspected' in Friday Harbor; one confirmed

  • Mar 31, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Apr 2, 2014 at 7:16PM

The county department of health bulletin said exposure to the disease may have occurred in the afternoon and evening hours of March 21 to March 24 in downtown Friday Harbor. The incubation period for the disease is seven to eighteen days. Questions about exposure, symptoms and immunization can be directed to the county health department, 378-4474.

San Juan schools superintendent nearly nets new job in Port Angeles

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 2:37PM

Superintendent Rick Thompson was one of two finalist chosen from 36 applicants vying for an upcoming vacancy in nearby Port Angeles school district, which boasts an enrollment of roughly 3,700 students. His rival? The superintendent of a school district east of Barstow, Calif.

SJC Dems meet, host convention, Sat., April 12

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 1:00PM

The San Juan County Democratic Party will hold its 2014 county convention Saturday, April 12, at the Friday Harbor Grange.

Jack Smith: 1929—2014 | Passages

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 1:00PM

John Smith, affectionately called Jack or Limey, passed away peacefully March 20 at his daughter Ali’s home in Vacaville, Calif.

War Horse: Part two

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 10:00AM

Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of four million people around the world.

Making sense of EMS levy failure | Letters

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 3:00PM

Residents of San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 who fly on Island Air Ambulance will incur no out-of-pocket expense for that flight.

While time flies, partnerships prevail | Guest Column

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 7:00PM

Community ties remain key to management, protection of SJIs National Monument.

Poster-child for conflict of interest | As I See It

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 6:00AM

Appearance of fairness dwindles as weight of interest group rises on planning commission

Exxon Valdez: lessons learned? | Editorial

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 3:00PM

The Department of Ecology has set standards for its ecological review that even supporters of the project say cannot be satisfied.

Journal political cartoon; April 2 edition | Opinion

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 12:00PM

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

It's in the cards; spread of possible oil spill tracked by 'drift card' study

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:33PM

An international coalition of environmental groups dropped more than 600 drift cards in the Salish Sea to trace tidal flows and how a potential oil spill might spread across regional waterways. More than 45 cards have been recovered at various locations as of Friday, March 28. Click on the headline above to read more...

Lenient too long; stiffer penalties needed for DUIs | Letters

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 1:17PM

Washington state laws regarding the penalties for drunk driving are relatively lenient and we, in San Juan County, seem reluctant to even apply those. A slap on the wrist and a promise never to do it again and off the driver goes.

Library outreach coordinator picked for state merit award

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 12:21PM

San Juan Island Library's Beth Helstien earned the Washington Library Association's Merit Award in recognition of her efforts in resurrecting and revitalizing what was a defunct English Language Learning Program into a popular, well-staffed, curriculum-guided program. Click on the headline for more about the award and the library's program.

Life & times of Mark Rothko: Not so simply ‘Red’

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 11:17AM

The spotlight shines on artist Mark Rothko in Island Stage Left's production of the Tony award-winning drama by John London

Collision causes telephone outage on San Juan; driver faces DUI

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Mar 31, 2014 at 8:31AM

The driver, traveling south on Cattle Point Road at the time, apparently missed a bend in the road, vaulted up and over Golf Course Road and landed on the other side of the road, striking the utility box as the vehicle flipped and rolled. The 35-year-old man escaped the crash with minor injuries, mostly cuts and bruises, while damage to the vehicle is "essentially catastrophic," Sheriff Rob Nou said.

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