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Friendly assaults on your neighbor’s rights | Letters

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 11:28AM

I believe that San Juan Island is dangerously vulnerable to the coercive actions of groups and individuals who presume far too much in pronouncements that they speak for the community.

Holiday Highlights: Omnium Gatherum by Island Stage Left & friends

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Dec 23, 2013 at 10:25AM

A fireside program features dramatic presentations, from the ridiculous to the sublime, and will include musical contributions by special guests Angel Michaels, John Boyne and Beatrice Grauman.

More than 'vista' marred by clearcut at Mar Vista | Guest Column

  • Dec 21, 2013 at 9:00AM

As is so visible in the pictures of the newly cleared and straw covered shoreline, stewardship ethics and land use laws were broken by these new property owners and/or their advisors. An investigation is underway... unfortunately, enforcement has been woefully underfunded in San Juan County and many cases, as egregious as this one, are still unresolved.

Real problem? Stifling land-use rules, not a lease at First & Spring | Guest Column

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 6:38PM

In December of 2012, our lame-duck county council passed a very hotly contested critical areas ordinance. They rushed it through in the last days of their term, led by Ms. Pratt.

Questions raised by Larsen about US Customs lease

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 6:17PM

After fielding concerns and complaints from island constituents, the US Democratic Congressman is seeking answers from senior Customs and General Services Administration officials about newly signed lease at corner of Friday Harbor's First and Spring.

Waterfront clearcut prompts 'stop work' order on Mar Vista remodel

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 5:53PM

New owners of the former San Juan Island west side resort reportedly cleared trees and vegetation at the water's edge without having the required state and local permits.

Friday forecast: rain in afternoon; temperatures in mid 40s

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 8:25AM

Friday's early morning snow is expected to turn to rain by the afternoon, with temperatures in the mid-to-low 40s, according to the National Weather Service.

Snow Day: San Juan Public Schools to open two hours later than normal

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 8:17AM

Due to the first snow of the year, San Juan Island public schools will open to hours later than normal; "snow day" bus routes in effect.

Seahawks 12th Man photo contest; it's easy, it's fun, enter to win

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 6:24PM

Post a picture in the Journal's 12th Man photo contest for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Ace Hardware. The photo receiving the most votes... wins. Show us your spirit and cast your vote online today.

Solstice star: remembering Ernest

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Dec 19, 2013 at 4:28PM

The celebration will be hosted by San Juan Community Theatre, beginning at 2 p.m., and will feature tributes in drama, poetry, song and special performances.

Pilot Welcome Center opens at FH Airport

  • Dec 18, 2013 at 5:00PM updated Dec 19, 2013 at 10:06AM

The Port of Friday Harbor officially opened its newly constructed Pilot Welcome Center Dec. 11 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Welcome Center is located at the south east corner of the airport, on Mullis Street, near the visiting pilot tie-down area and next to the driveway leading to Bakery San Juan.

Wetland buffers: return of ‘cookie-cutter’ approach

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 10:08AM

The wetland protection buffers were, and still are, among the most fought-over parts of the ordinances.

What’s on your ‘top ten’? | Editorial

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 9:59AM

The dark days of December are also a good time for taking stock of the many events that took place over the past 12 months; the good, the bad and the somewhere in between.

Island kids star in pop music video

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 9:00PM

“Believer”, a music video with an anti-bullying message in Seattle’s Kris Orlowski soon-to-be-released recording

Overman Family holiday concert

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 6:00PM

Featuring 10 musicians and singers, and bearing a uncanny resemblance to the famed Von Trapp Family Singers from the Sound of Music

Creative Passions ‘Best Overall’ in lighting contest

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 10:00AM

The theme of the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce 2013 island holiday lights contest was “Holiday Travel: by Plane, Sleigh or Ferry.”

Ahoy! Santa Ship, Lighted Boat Parade harbor bound

  • Dec 18, 2013 at 6:00AM updated at 8:20AM

Look for Santa and his merry band of elves to make landfall at about 5 p.m.

Stumped about a gift? Discover Pass fits the bill

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 5:00AM

The Discover Pass provides access to millions of acres of recreation sites, including parks, trailheads, water access points and wildlife watching and heritage sites in Washington state.

Medical fund for Wilson family

  • Dec 18, 2013 at 2:00PM

Treatment costs are expected to exceed the Wilson family’s insurance and to be beyond the family’s ability to pay.

Wrestlers claim sweep in 3-team match at home | Wrestling

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 6:00PM

In the end, the Wolverines defeated both Tacoma Baptist, 35-21, and Chief Leschi, 48-18

Lifeline for many under attack in Farm Bill in D.C. | Letters

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 5:00PM

Yet in Farm Bill negotiations, Congress is now proposing changes to cut another $8.6 billion from SNAP.

Journal political cartoon; December 18 edition | Opinion

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 1:00PM

Cartoon musings on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on

Port moves forward with waterfront plan; demolition of fire-ravaged building

  • Dec 16, 2013 at 6:15PM

The commission also approved a $75,000 contract with MEM Enterprises of Friday Harbor for demolition of the burned-out building, without chairman Greg Hertel's amendment that demolition should begin immediately. Port Director Marilyn O'Connor explained that the insurer needed "a few more days" to finish their work on the old building, but that "demolition should start after the holidays and be finished in about two weeks."

Economics, logistics ignored by US Customs critics | Letters

  • Dec 16, 2013 at 8:53AM

CBP in Friday Harbor clears more boats a year than any other port in the country. It is necessary they have a facility close to the water. They can’t drive two miles back and forth from an industrial park on Beaverton Valley Road or even from an abandoned lumber yard in town every time a new boat arrives.

Wolverines fall to Darrington in one-point loss; 42-41 | Girls basketball

  • Dec 16, 2013 at 8:41AM

The Wolverines (2-3) led by one point at the half and tallied the first eight points of the third period to gain a 26-17 advantage. But the Loggers rallied, tying the score at 37-37 late in the final period, and went up by a single point, at 42-41, when Amy Miles buried a three-point shot with one minute left in regulation.

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