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Twenty-five years later; in the wake of Exxon Valdez

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 11:35AM

Although the Prince William Sound fishery, as it was, is a distant memory, David Nash believes that there are lessons from the Exxon Valdez oil spill that still apply today. “They said it wouldn’t happen there and I believed them," he said. "I don’t believe them anymore.”

GM disputes claims by would-be OPALCO board candidate | Letters

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 8:04PM

Mr. Jarman incorrectly suggests that OPALCO’s financial accounting is not honest. Nothing could be further from the truth. OPALCO retains the outside, independent auditing services of the highly reputable accounting firm, Moss Adams, to review its financial controls and records on an annual basis. Furthermore...

Deadman Bay trashed by tires in apparent case of illegal dumping

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

The tires proved a challenge to retrieve because they has settled on a rocky shoreline at the base of a bluff in the Land Bank’s Deadman Bay Preserve, on the west side of the island, just south of Lime Kiln State Park.

Path cleared for executive end-run | Guest Column

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 9:00PM

With the legislative session now over and state lawmakers headed for home, Washington state's rookie Democratic governor has nine-plus months to get some work done without interruption or interference from those who’ve foiled him repeatedly since he arrived in Olympia.

Art contest featured in National Parks 'BioBlitz'

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 9:00PM

May 3-4, is intended to inspire community connections to local ecology and outdoor stewardship, and to celebrate ecology through art.

SJ schools superintendent a finalist for Port Angeles job

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 9:44AM

The Peninsula Daily News, a sister paper of the Journal, reports that San Juan Island School District Superintendent Rick Thompson is one of two finalist seeking to fill a similar position in Port Angeles. Thompson is scheduled to be in Port Angeles Monday for a series of meetings related to the vacancy.

Engagement: Kitchen/Schwartzenbart

  • Mar 22, 2014 at 10:00AM

Dave and Elaine Kitchen proudly announce the engagement of their daughter Abigail Beth Kitchen to Aaron John Schwarzenbart. The engagement ring didn't quite fit after Aaron popped the question, and Abigail said 'Yes', because the couple had just scaled the summit of Crater Mountain, at 7,600 feet.

Annual 'PIT' count reveals 65 people without stable place to sleep

  • Mar 22, 2014 at 8:00AM

Of that total, 44, including children and the disabled, are living outdoors, in vehicles or in abandoned buildings, while the remaining 21 rely on family or friends for temporary housing arrangements. Those unsettling statistics come from the latest "Point-In-Time" count of people without housing conducted by San Juan County.

Deadline draws near for national monument advisory committee nominations

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 2:17PM

Are you monument management material? Help set the course for managing the monument by joining the resource advisory committee; deadline to nominate yourself or someone else is Monday, March 4

Drop in property values subsides—for some

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 1:51PM

Revaluations are now made annually to all county properties, although only one-sixth of the county is physically inspected every year. Other valuations are made on the basis of local property sales in the areas not physically inspected.

Tip off tonight: FH faculty vs senior class in 'B-ball' fundraiser

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Mar 21, 2014 at 9:43AM

A benefit for the yearly graduation night celebration and "send-off", the fundraiser features pre-game dinner, beginning at 4:30 p.m., hamburger or hot dog, salad, chips and a drink, all for $7. Game time is 6 p.m., with prizes and halftime entertainment; admission is free (donations are appreciated).

Name withdrawn—with regret—from OPALCO board election | Letters

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 6:11PM

San Juan County Councilman Bob Jarman withdrew from Orcas Power & Light Cooperative's upcoming board of directors election, and with regret. Click on the headline to find out why.

Paul bests the field to claim table tennis tournament title

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 4:39PM

San Juan Island's Roger Paul successfully fended off the tenacious, spirited play of Daniel Farber of Anacortes to claim first place in the top division of the 3rd Annual Island Rec Table Tennis Tournament. Top finishers in other divisions: Table 2, John Entermann of Anacortes, Table 3, Friday Harbor's Tony Fyrqvist, Table 4, Jock Warren.

Limekiln Preserve 'bird blind' featured in next KYI Walk

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 11:46AM

The Land Bank's newly constructed "bird blind" at its Limekiln Preserve will be featured in the next trek in the Know Your Island Walk series, sponsored by the San Juan Island Trails Committee. The walk, Saturday, March 22, 1-4 p.m., will be led by Land Bank Steward Doug McCutchen and Barb Jensen of San Juan Island's Audubon Society. Park at the preserve pull-out on Westside road, just north of Lime Kiln State Park (no dogs on this walk; a poor mix with birds). Read more about the bird blind, below.

Convicted of rape, 22-year-old former Orcas Island resident to serve 15 months in prison

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Mar 20, 2014 at 11:54AM

According to prosecutors, the Kirkland man forced himself upon two 15-year-old girls in the haze of an alcohol-fueled party in Eastsound a year ago in late September. Both girls, in addition to being under the age of consent, reportedly had indulged in alcohol and marijuana, and were incapacitated at the time the then-20-year-old sexually assaulted the two, at separate times, hours apart, on the same night.

WSF chief calls it quits; Moseley hands in resignation

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 4:18PM

In a statement about his pending departure, Ferries' chief David Moseley, who inherited an agency awash in financial struggles and facing uncertainty of how to maintain or replace a fleet of aging boats, said Washington State Ferries is positioned better than it was when his tenure began in 2008.

Rise in ranks for well-seasoned squad | Tennis

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 2:00PM

That’s because a total of 22 girls turned out to participate on the 2014 team; only a dozen turned out a year ago.

Tough test awaits title team | Baseball

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 7:00AM

With only four seniors on the squad, the Friday Harbor baseball team will start the 2014 season with a lot less experience than it has in the past.

Propelled by star power on the links | Golf

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

Friday Harbor golf fans will have an excellent opportunity to catch the Wolverines at home this season, as five of team’s 10 matches are slated for San Juan Golf & Country Club, the Wolverines home course.

Bright future in store, expectations remain in check | Soccer

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 8:00AM

In the first match of the season last Saturday, 2012 state champion Overlake pulled out a 5-2 win, but Friday Harbor showed athleticism and kept it close most of the way.

Roster re-tooled, new lineup ready to roll | Softball

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 3:00PM

With only two seniors returning to the roster, first-year Head Coach Brian Lambright knows there are challenges to be met.

Speed, strength; bolstered by numbers | Track and Field

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 5:00PM

Track Coach Darrin Scheffer and the track and field athletes are looking forward to a banner year in 2014

Journal political cartoon; March 19 edition | Opinion

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 9:00AM

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

United Way? It betters kids’ lives | Letters

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 5:00PM

Friday Harbor has excellent schools where our children can grow, learn and succeed. But sometimes families face challenges that make it difficult for kids to fully participate and thrive in school.

Coverage kudos; plant sale on 3/29 | Letters

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 5:00AM

Many thanks to editor Scott Rasmussen for promoting our awareness of the plants and birds around us, and the coming of spring.

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