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Myhr to retire from OPALCO board with nearly 30 years of service

  • Dec 27, 2015 at 8:00AM

– Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative

A birding tradition: Audubon Christmas Bird Count

  • Dec 25, 2015 at 8:00AM

– Submitted by San Juan Islands Audubon Society

The reason behind the recent power outages on Orcas Island and Shaw Island

  • Dec 25, 2015 at 8:00AM

When you're sitting in a cold, dark house with nothing warm to eat, and you've been without electricity for hours on end, it's easy to question why all power lines aren't placed underground.

New faces on patrol in San Juan County Sheriff’s Department

  • Dec 24, 2015 at 8:00AM

There's a few new faces at the San Juan County Sheriff's Department.

Thank you for your support of the San Juan Island Blood Drive!

  • Dec 24, 2015 at 8:00AM

– Submitted by Bloodworks Northwest

Journal launches survey about how readers consume news and media

  • Dec 17, 2015 at 12:00AM updated Dec 23, 2015 at 3:10PM

The Islands' Sounder and Journal of the San Juans are launching a poll to gather information about how you read your news and use media. The survey will be up for about month and can be found here. Results of the poll will be posted online and in our print edition in January. For any questions email editor Cali Bagby at

Q&A with Rod Kulbach and his new book “Seventeen Stories… and more”

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 12:00AM updated at 9:15AM

Local author Rod Kulbach has come out with a collection of short stories and poems from a lifetime of travels. "Seventeen Stories… and more" includes stowing away on a ship, facing loss and love, and quiet life observations. The Journal sat down with Kulbach to ask him some questions about the book, his process and life through the lens of writing.

Winter weather on San Juan Island makes for high winds and stormy seas

  • Dec 22, 2015 at 12:00AM updated Dec 23, 2015 at 9:14AM

The beginning of this winter has been a blustery one to say the least, with frequent wind advisories and storm warnings as weather fronts batter the Pacific Northwest up and down the coast. A dry summer that created a state of emergency of drought in parts of Washington and raging wildfires turned into a winter of wind and rain, causing flooding in a number of cities in Washington and Oregon. Here on the islands trees have blown over, the power has gone out a few times and the ferry rides have gotten rougher.

How Christmas as we know it came to be | Editorial

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 8:00AM

By Cali Bagby

National report ranks Washington in the top 10 healthiest states

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 8:00AM

We're getting healthier in Washington, and San Juan County is ranked the best in the state in quality of life. That's according to recent reports by the Washington Department of Health and by United Health Foundation. In the national study, Washington was ranked ninth healthiest among all 50 states. That's an increase from a ranking of 13 in 2014.

EMT of the month: Francis Smith

  • Dec 22, 2015 at 8:00AM

Francis has led a most interesting life. He was born in the west central lowlands of Scotland, was a B-52 pilot during the Vietnam War and afterward attended USC, Berkeley, and Cal State in LA where he completed multiple Masters degrees in Zoology. His professional career was in the medication industry.

Annual lighted boat parade sails Santa to the Port of Friday Harbor

  • Dec 21, 2015 at 11:20AM

The forecast called for wind gusts over 40 knots, Dec. 19, the night of Friday Harbor's lighted boat parade. They were not incorrect. Some brave souls waited patiently on the docks, but many people huddled inside the shelter area of the Spring Street dock, where the Port handed out hot cider and cookies.

Eighth baby orca recieves designation J54

  • Dec 21, 2015 at 10:19AM

– Submitted by the Center for Whale Research

New National Park Service superintendent is found for San Juan Island

  • Dec 20, 2015 at 8:30AM

– Submitted by the National Park Service

Upcoming school levy for technology and capital

  • Dec 20, 2015 at 8:00AM

– Submitted by San Juan Island School District

Island Community Church welcomes new pastor

  • Dec 19, 2015 at 8:00AM

– Submitted by Islands Community Church

DSHS names behavioral health official

  • Dec 19, 2015 at 8:00AM

Carla Reyes has been named the new assistant secretary for the Department of Social and Health Services' Behavioral Health Administration.

Orcas Dreams hazardous tree removal approved

  • Dec 18, 2015 at 4:34PM

San Juan County Hearing Examiner Sharon Rice has reversed a decision made by the county on a request to remove hazardous trees off of a 38-acre parcel owned by Dave and Nancy Honeywell.

Pancake breakfast ends | Letters

  • Dec 26, 2015 at 8:00AM

The Mullis Center wishes to thank the community for all the support at our monthly pancake breakfasts.

Thanks for the Island Lights Festival support | Letters

  • Dec 25, 2015 at 8:00AM

The Island Lights Festival was a huge success this year and so many people contributed to this!

Scholarships available for students with community service hours | Letters

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 8:00AM

Students who have completed a minimum of 80 hours of volunteer community service during their high school career are eligible for a scholarship from our organization.

Thank you to the community | Letters

  • Dec 24, 2015 at 8:00AM

They’re off! The 181 shoe boxes that have been assembled from our San Juan community are on their way to children in over 140 countries and part of a 10 million gift project of Operation Christmas Child.

Journal was right to endorse candidates | Letters

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 8:00AM

In my opinion, a community paper should be, as you wrote, “a trusted source” with endorsements which hopefully urge citizens to vote and participate in a democracy.

Thanks to Browne's Home Center for the donations | Letters

  • Dec 22, 2015 at 8:00AM

All funds raised through the dog wash event were donated to the Animal Protection Society, as the materials for the scratching posts were donated by the kind people at Browne’s Home Center.

We need more services for mentally ill | Letters

  • Dec 21, 2015 at 8:00AM

Right after the incident your sheriff and prosecuting attorney traveled to Island County to ask: What happened in the days leading up to this event? What was the cause of death?

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