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On your mark, get set, solstice!

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

For the hard-core athletic enthusiast, this year's solstice marks a turning point, as the annual San Juan Island Marathon, with a brand new course lying in wait (for the half-marathon and 10K events as well), and the Three Lakes Triathlon all come together on the weekend that's also home to the longest day of the year.

Education remains elementary for Kiwanis 'Everyday Hero'

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 11:16AM

Even after 50 years in the teaching profession, Goff is still going strong, spending up to 40 hours a week helping children learn how to read at Friday Harbor Elementary School. The only difference now is that for Goff, it's no longer a job. She volunteers. Why?

Bound for adventure beyond; Spring Street Class of 2014

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 11:00AM

Peppered with smiles and applause, the soon-to-be graduates were greeted by a warm welcome from family, friends and well-wishers as they passed by the church pews and stepped up onto the stage. They were swarmed by an even more enthusiastic embrace on stage after tassels had been turned and caps lofted ceremoniously into the air.

For new San Juan cookie company, 'It's crunch time'

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 9:47AM

Whale Tale Cookies makes treats for kids with an educational twist. Each package of whale tail shaped cookies contains a trading card with an intriguing photo of an orca whale engaged in one of many sometimes-mysterious behaviors. That's just for starters...

Why marines reserves? Let's count the ways | Guest Column

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Jun 17, 2014 at 9:23AM

The UW biological reserves, like those at Argyle Lagoon and False Bay, have the overarching goals of maintaining and restoring native biodiversity and ecosystem function, and facilitating education and research that is consistent with these goals. Is this important?

Spotlight to shine on farmland taxation program; potluck too

  • Jun 15, 2014 at 1:51PM

Friday Harbor attorneys Carla Higginson and Jamie Grifo will talk about the ins-and-outs of the current-use farm and agricultural tax break programs in the final presentation of San Juan Island Grange No. 966's spring lecture series, Wednesday, June 18.

Your chance to be a U.S. ambassador; host a foreign student |Letters

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:37PM

Students from abroad are looking to learn a new culture and spend a school year in the USA. They come with their own insurance and spending money; host families provide three meal a day, and guidance.

San Juan Island's Peterson, Hyde join CSA board of directors

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:33PM

“The addition of both Dave and Rich to the CSA board strengthens CSA’s ability to obtain real science and to contribute to the information base that guides land use policy in the county," CSA President David Cable said.

Orcas man faces drug, weapon charges following Rosario-area bust

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 5:20PM

The 40-year-old was taken into custody after San Juan County Sheriff's Department detectives and deputies, assisted by a Bellingham-based K-9 unit, served a search warrant at the man's home. Authorities seized drugs, cash, scales, packaging materials and firearms, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Westside San Juan property owners mull different spot for community dock; county withdraws DNS

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 3:19PM

According to a legal notice from the Community Development and Planning Department, a determination of non-significance was withdrawn because substantial changes have to be made to the proposal to move the dock to a different location than originally intended.

Spike in derailments prompt new rules for trains carrying crude oil

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 11:16AM

The state Department of Ecology estimates the number of rail shipments of all types of crude oil went from zero barrels in 2011 to nearly 17 million barrels — roughly 714 million gallons — in 2013.

Rockets red glare? Fourth of July tradition in peril

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 9:59AM

The future of Friday Harbor’s annual 4th of July fireworks display is in jeopardy for lack of financial support, according to the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, tasked with raising at least $15,000 to pay for the show. Click on this article to find out how you can help...

Weekly Journal political cartoon; June 11 edition | Opinion

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

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

What dad wants most of all | Ferry Home Companion

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 3:07PM

The main thing that any dad wants most of all is to hear your voice. But if you're thinking about a new pair of pants for your dad on Father's Day, just make sure they fit. He may have lost weight.

Ranker re-appointed to national ocean council

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 11:05AM

"Our state’s coastline and maritime industries are the lifeblood of our economy," Ranker said. "I’m honored to be a voice for our Washington in the other Washington.”

Toe-tappin', finger-snappin', lots happenin'; it's the happiest dance of all

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 9:00AM

The 30th annual Dance Happy extravaganza will feature more than 50 local performers, all ready to strut their stuff when the curtain rises on the island's most delightful dance of all, Saturday, June 14, at San Juan Community Theatre, beginning at 7 p.m.

Big dock, big boats, bad idea; here's why | As I See It

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 7:00AM

There are virtually no docks on this side of the island and approving this project would open the doors to other similar development, leading to a cumulative negative environmental and aesthetic impact, as docks start to appear along the coves on the westside.

Friday Harbor Labs nabs $46K utility rebate by reducing electrical demand

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Labs recent retrofit includes an upgrade to high-performance linear bulbs and ballasts, and replacement of incandescent lighting with LEDs, resulting in an estimated energy savings of 101,333 kilowatt hours a year, as well as a $46K rebate from OPALCO.

Crisis in health care on San Juan? Indeed; here's why | Letters

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 1:08PM

The present cadre of primary care providers is dangerously shorthanded and are themselves approaching the end of their careers. In the absence of strategic planning, within a few years there will be no primary care for our people. But the bigger issue is...

Friday Harbor Class 2014: '...with the help of friends and a little magic'

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 12:16PM

From the opening “Welcome” address by ASB President Erin McCauley, to concluding speeches by class co-valedictorians Emily Guard and Libby Snow, representatives of the Friday Harbor High School Class of 2014 made it clear that high school graduation is a collective cause, and that Saturday’s commencement ceremony was as much about family, friends, supporters, mentors, employers and well-wishers, as it was about those donned that evening in the customary cap-and-gown.

Town to host retirement party, reception for Picinich

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 7:00AM

Friday Harbor's Wendy Picinich is stepping down as elected town treasurer and finance officer June 15. She began what would turn into a 30-year career with the town Jan. 1, 1984.

Get to know your volunteer firefighter | Guest Column

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Ben Waldron is a Firefighter 2, a Wildland Firefighter 2, and is most active in and proud of his position on the fire boat operations team. He is among a growing number of islanders who are cross-trained to work as a firefighter and an emergency medical technician.

United Way: Cornerstone of a community that cares | Guest Column

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 11:48AM

At a recent luncheon, an island newcomer said she moved here from a place where people didn’t help each other out. When she “got off the boat” for her new job here, people practically ran her over with offers to help. She was blown away...

Race of the month? ‘Runners World’ picks San Juan Island marathon

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 11:35AM

Several changes are in store for the 2014 marathon, Sunday, June 22: a new course, still with plenty of hills, and start and finish lines at Lakedale Resort, a first-time host of the event. The Marathon and the Three Lakes Triathlon will both take place June 22, for the first time as well.

Saddle up: San Juan County 4-H to host three-day equestrian show

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 11:00AM

The summer show features dressage and equitation over fences, June 27, performance in English and Western competition, June 28, and the ever-popular “gaming” events, June 29.

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