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Through the lens: Bon voyage Class of 2015 | Slideshow

  • Jun 10, 2015 at 5:00PM

Take a look back at the pomp, circumstance and heartwarming celebration of Friday Harbor High School's Class of 2015, captured in photographs in this slideshow assembled by Journal graphic artist Kathryn Sherman.

Want to be an EMT? Training course begins in September

  • Jun 10, 2015 at 2:49PM

Classes will be held each Wednesday night and all day Saturday through February, 2016. This opportunity is only offered every two to three years.

A sense of place: 2015 San Juan Island Garden Tour | Guest column

  • Jun 10, 2015 at 2:43PM

Two gardens on the shoreline, one vintage home set in an oak grove, one whimsical house and garden, and a garden literally on the rocks. Discover boundless variety at the annual Garden Tour.

Algae & the end to fossil fuels

  • Jun 9, 2015 at 4:46PM

The director of Ocean Resources and Ecosystems Program at Cornell University and a part-time San Juan Island resident, Dr. Greene will present and talk about his ambitious plan to transform the mechanics of modern society through algal bio-energy Thursday, June 11, at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor, beginning at 7 p.m.

Community newspaper no place for hate; shame on Journal | Letters

  • Jun 9, 2015 at 4:17PM

Mr. Billington’s knowledge of Islam is limited, to say the least. He didn’t even refer to the Koran’s chapter and section correctly. I wonder if he has ever met a Muslim before.

New allies in killer whale recovery? Orcas adopted by Obama girls

  • Jun 9, 2015 at 4:12PM

Presented to the president as gifts for his daughters, the orca adoptions are intended to help raise the profile of the plight of the Southern resident killer whales and underscore how breaching four dams on the Lower Snake River is the swiftest course of action to provide the endangered population with a greater abundance of food, Chinook salmon.

EMT course begins in September; registration deadline, June 29

  • Jun 8, 2015 at 8:10PM

Full-time residents of San Juan Island interested in the class are invited to investigate this opportunity at, where detailed information and the necessary paperwork can be accessed.

Hats off to students, and to 'Service Scholarship' supporters | Letters

  • Jun 8, 2015 at 8:04PM

San Juan Island Service Scholarship Program is designed to inspire young men and women to become active volunteers and give back to our community. This year we awarded 23 (yes, that number is correct) $1,000 scholarships to graduating San Juan Island seniors.

Ruth Beebe Hill: 1913—2015 Passages

  • Jun 8, 2015 at 8:00PM

Ruth resided on San Juan Island for over 35 years and was a founding member of the San Juan Islands Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.She was actively involved with the Ayn Rand Institute, having mentored under Ayn Rand while living in California. She was world famous for her bestselling novel, “Hanta Yo,” published in 1979.

Wedow, Wiese, appointed to Land Bank commission

  • Jun 8, 2015 at 12:19PM

As the panel's newest appointees, Lopez Island's Amanda Wedow and Brian Wiese of Orcas Island will join commissioners Amanda Azous, Christa Campbell Doug Strandberg, Matthew Wallrath and current Chairman Jim Skoog on the seven-person panel of volunteers, tasked with oversight of Land Bank operations.

Revenue problem? It's debt and spending driving OPALCO rate hikes | As I See It

  • Jun 5, 2015 at 4:00PM updated at 7:09PM

OPALCO’s debt has more than doubled, to $25 million, including an increase of $7.5 million last year. Its operating expenses have increased by nearly 30 percent (despite the pledge that the “electric-grid” investments would produce operating savings). Annual interest on the debt has increased 85 perecent to $1 million. (And OPALCO has yet to begin serious borrowing—$15-17 million—to replace the underwater cable between Lopez and San Juan islands).

Voters? It’s the truth they thirst for | Letters

  • Jun 5, 2015 at 4:09PM

The voters of San Juan County are not stupid. They see through name-calling and misquotes. The voters thirst for the truth.

Fatal crash claims life of Friday Harbor man

  • Jun 5, 2015 at 4:05PM

Sixty-one-year-old Michael A. Wayner, traveling with a group of fellow Friday Harbor motorcyclists at the time, was headed up the mountain when he plunged over a cliff near a series of switchbacks leading to Mount Baker Ski Resort, near mile post 49.

Bashers claim Little League crown in come-from-behind victory

  • Jun 5, 2015 at 1:41PM

With the win, the Bashers put the finishing touch on back-to-back victories in the 5-team tournament and avenged a loss in the championship game a year ago. But they needed a late-breaking display of fireworks at the plate and a resilient performance in the field to do it.

Victor George Wold: 1950—2014 | Passages

  • Jun 5, 2015 at 12:02PM

Victor spent summers on the island during his youth. Some of his fondest memories were of growing up here. A family memorial gathering will be held on Tuesday June 9, 2015 at the family home, 4797 Pear Point Rd., in Friday Harbor.

Friday Harbor goes 'Hollywood' for 4th of July parade

  • Jun 4, 2015 at 5:13PM

The theme of Friday Harbor's 2015 4th of July parade, which carries the distinction as one of the Top Ten "Small Town Parades in the U.S., is "Hooray for Hollywood," in recognition of the Palace Theatre's 100th anniversary.

Questions for candidates? Here's where I stand | Letters

  • Jun 4, 2015 at 4:37PM

The immediate critical outcomes are passage of an EMS levy and resolution of the EMS system’s finances. Secondly, I would like to see more detailed explanations of Peace Island Medical Center’s allocation of public funds for charitable care, and provide these details to the community. Finally...

Promise of would-be nature preserve glistens at campaign kick off

  • Jun 4, 2015 at 12:54PM

Flanked by Trout Lake to the south and Lawson’s Pond to the north, Mount Grant sits in between Cady Mountain and Mount Dallas. It’s craggily summit offers expansive views in all directions, for as far as the eye can see, and it's been a hidden favorite for hikers on clandestine excursions over the years; a series of hiking tails through the woodlands below is part of the plan.

Two days, 15 studios, 41 artists; Artists' Studio Tour 2015

  • Jun 4, 2015 at 12:47PM

On June 6-7, not only will you have the opportunity peruse a multitude of truly mesmerizing San Juan Island crafted art, but you can seize the chance to observe a host of island artists at work, or possibly at play, in their natural habitat: the studio.

Poison hemlock; the killer of Socrates in the San Juans | Guest column

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 4:39PM

Poison hemlock thrives in cool, moist climates, making it well adapted to the climate of the San Juan Islands.

Journal political cartoon, June 3 edition | Opinion

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 2:37PM

Cartoonist Rob Pudim's artistic interpretation of local news, issues and events are published weekly in the Journal and periodically on as well.

Duty of hospital commission includes guarding, abiding by contract | Letters

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 9:42AM

Hopefully voters will remain aware that Peace Health and the commission signed an agreement and that newly elected commissioners’ duties include zealously guarding and abiding by this agreement. This agreement accommodates these long-established and well known Catholic principles concerning abortion, birth control and sanctity of life.

Ranker seeks local input on WSF reservation system

  • Jun 2, 2015 at 4:39PM

“I want you to know that I too have questions and share some of your concerns. While some of you have shared stories with me regarding significant benefits of the reservation system, others have expressed serious concerns stating that the reservation system has made it difficult for locals and businesses that rely on our ferries.

Risk of fire jumps a notch in San Juans

  • Jun 2, 2015 at 4:08PM

Local fire officials cited current fuel conditions and a long-range weather forecast calling for warmer temperatures and drier weather for raising the official fire-risk mark from low to moderate, which means tighter restrictions on outdoor burning.

Friday Harbor pasta company has expansion plans, your vote could help

  • Jun 2, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 3:12PM

To be eligible for a $100K Mission Main Street grant, San Juan Pasta must submit questionnaire outlining an expansion plan for the company and receive a minimum of 250 votes. Click on the story for a link to the voting platform.

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