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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.

Opening Day Boat Parade bathed in gold

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 9:00AM

Longtime San Juan islanders and Yacht Club members Sam and Barbara Buck will serve as co-Grand Marshals of the event and preside over the parade from the decks of the “Båten”.

Of electricity, internet and elections: islanders sound-off on eve of the OPALCO annual meeting

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 7:00AM

Five islanders talk about their interest in OPALCO's upcoming annual meeting and board of directors election. Six candidates are seeking election to the board, and two member-initiated bylaws amendments are also on the ballot.

Know Your Island Walk series nets state ‘Walkable’ award

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 2:00PM

Over the years, since 2011, the monthly walks have been guided by individuals from the community who represent a wide variety of groups.

Ruthie Foster: Blues on Fire

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 10:00AM

Texas born and raised Ruthie Foster, who returns to Friday Harbor to ignite the San Juan Community Theatre Whittier Stage with her very own specially heated blend of blues, rock, soul, folk and a little bit of gospel.

Mean Green: Your chance to nominate an ‘Island Steward’

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 9:27AM

It's your opportunity to recognize exemplary members of the community who have shown their commitment to preserving and protecting the San Juan Islands. Deadline for nominations is May 23, click on this article to find out how.

Derek Rouse: 1937-2014 | Passages

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 9:12AM

Derek was very active in the local Lions Club and the San Juan Island theater (building sets for local plays), as well as a volunteer with the National Park Service. He helped organize the annual Friday Harbor Oktoberfest, which first started in 1995, where he loved to dance the polka with Pierette.

OPALCO board incumbents have our vote | Letters

  • Apr 28, 2014 at 7:18PM

We are voting to keep two smart experienced board members to help guide Opalco through the big changes to come, both in broadband and, most especially, in the bigger transition to green energy that must come soon. We’re voting for Glenna Hall and Vince Dauciunas and we hope you will too.

Price of ferry fares to rise by two percent, beginning May 1

  • Apr 28, 2014 at 7:24PM

In addition to 2-percent fare hike, the peak-season surcharge will also be in effect, May 1 through Sept. 30, for vehicles and drivers paying full fare. Multi-ride products will not be affected by the peak-season surcharge.

Rhetoric, reality at odds over at OPALCO | Letters

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

How can one reconcile Mr. Cornelius’ statement in his letter: “In summary, the OPALCO board’s actions are transparent to the cooperative’s members and completely consistent with cooperative principles...” with the proposed or perhaps passed board policy No. 1, which states, “Directors are required to keep confidential all matters involving the cooperative that have not been disclosed to the public.”

Spotlight shines on conservation at upcoming energy fairs

  • May 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

Highlights of the energy fairs include a solar home tour, electric vehicles, and demonstrations of energy-related technologies at a Home Energy Efficiency Workshop.

FH Labs nets $46K rebate check thanks to energy saving project

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 7:00AM

The ESCO project will increase energy efficiency and save money on heating and water bills at the Labs. Energy efficient lights have been installed on buildings and on the dock, the oil boiler was converted to a more efficient propane boiler, the roof on Lab 4 was replaced and a photovoltaic system mounted on the roof.

Workshop by Wingate: The how-to's of getting published

  • Apr 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

Award-winning San Juan Island author Susan Wingate, best-seller on Amazon, will lead a one-day workshop entitled, "Jump on Board the Starship 'Publishing'," Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., in the Community Room of Skagit Valley College's San Juan Center, located near the airport, on Weber Way.

An effective and fair commission? Give me a break | Letters

  • Apr 28, 2014 at 6:00AM

Today, three of the eight positions which are currently filled (that’s right, 3-of-8) are held by leaders of a property rights group known as Common Sense Alliance, and they repeatedly trumpet their commitment to ‘common sense’ solutions to their own development objectives. Yet, ironically, they roundly condemn any suggestion that these three are in any way faced with a conflict of interest in their deliberations. Really? Does this make “common sense?”

Local pollution prevention program makes statewide splash

  • Apr 27, 2014 at 4:12PM

In safeguarding marine waters from potential pollution of derelict boats, prevention is proving to be the key. Nearly a half-dozen counties have jump onboard to learn how the prevention program in San Juan County can help reduce hazards posed by abandoned and dilapidated boats.

Points to ponder: inequity, taxes and the 'hobby lobby' | Guest Column

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 12:00PM

Unfortunately, one of the reasons our property taxes are so high is because some of our friends and neighbors are cheating on their property taxes. Strong words—but true. This isn’t just my opinion. Our county assessor concurs.

Friday Harbor art student earns top award at state competition

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 9:00AM

A colored-pencil drawing by high school senior Alaina Scheffer, entitled "Kerr(i) Economy," took top honors at the 41st Annual OSPI Superintendent's High School Art Show, earning the Superintendent of Public Instruction's "Choice Award" at the statewide competition.

Wolverines prove fiesty, resilient in 3-3 tie | Soccer

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 5:00PM

In the 64th-minute of the match, Sam Gabler-Brown struck a perfect free kick that Daniel Porter was able to get his head on and flick into the top corner, tying the score at 3-3 and setting off pandemonium from a large and enthusiastic home crowd.

Next up in 'Know Your Island Walk' series: Land Bank Westside Preserve

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 10:16AM

Meet San Juan County Land Bank Commissioner Amanda Azous and walk the new Djarf trail connection on the Land Bank Westside Preserve in the next chapter of the Know Your Island Walk series, Saturday, April 26, 1-4 p.m.

Fate of orcas? Depends on fish—and lately, both have been scarce

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 9:35AM

A decline of Southern Resident orcas in the Salish Sea over the past decade, and shows a plausible connection with a rapid drop in Fraser River Chinook salmon. Historically it has been normal to see members of J-Pod almost every day during April through September months.

Geyman to join legendary San Juan aviators in 'Wall of Honor'

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

Dr. John Geyman will be inducted into San Juan Aviation Museum's "Wall of Honor" in a ceremony at Friday Harbor Airport's Roy Franklin Terminal, Sunday, April 27, beginning at 2 p.m.

Seed-by-seed; habitat recovery in the works

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 7:00AM

Initially, plants and seeds produced through the Salish Seed Project will be used at restoration sites on Land Bank and Preservation Trust preserves, but the local land conservation partners hope the project will make plants or seeds available for other conservation areas and to private landowners eventually.

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