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State's first-ever dinosaur fossil unearthed on Sucia Island

  • May 22, 2015 at 10:45AM

Believed to be 80 million years old, the fossil was first sighted in mid-May 2012 near the shore of one of a number of Sucia Island marine state parks by a Burke Museum research team. And not just any park, but near one of the campsites by—get this—Sucia Island's Fossil Bay.

Wouldn't you think they'd know better by now? | Guest column

  • May 22, 2015 at 9:33AM

It turns out next Thursday’s special board meeting is to discuss rates, but you had to first spot the meeting notice and then contact OPALCO directly to find that out. And yes, the meeting is open to the membership.

Giddy up... discover new twist to 'horsepower' in sculpture park exhibit

  • May 22, 2015 at 9:01AM

The San Juan Islands Sculpture Park welcome its latest edition recently, a 1,200-pound, life-size bronze sculpture of a running stallion entitled, "Stir'd Up." It's the creation of local artist Jason Napier and it took two years to craft.

Mount Grant on display in fundraiser campaign kick off

  • May 24, 2015 at 7:00AM

Plans for the Mount Grant nature preserve include hiking trails weaving through densely wooded forests en route to the summit, where 360-degree views span the horizon eastward to Mount Baker, north to the Canadian Gulf Islands and across the archipelago of islands as well.

Blast from the past: 'Casablanca' featured at county fair Drive In Movie series

  • May 21, 2015 at 10:43AM

"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine..." Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Dooley Wilson (Sam), Peter Lorre and Claude Rains, as Capt. Louis Renault, star in one of the most beloved film classics of all time, "Casablanca."

Can 'PR' campaign help turn the tide for San Juans' endangered killer whales?

  • May 21, 2015 at 9:45AM

The Southern residents killer whales were listed endangered under the ESA in 2005. At that time, the population, made up of three closely related pods, J, K and L, consisted of 88 animals. Today, after a two-plus year drought of newborns more recently followed by three births, the population now numbers 80.

Carol Severson Stevens: 1923—2015 | Passages

  • May 20, 2015 at 5:00PM

Carol was born on Waldron Island in the family’s homestead home on Dec. 19, 1923. She was the youngest of five children born to John and Margaret Severson.

Stick to the point: seven candidates, six questions | Letters

  • May 20, 2015 at 11:05AM

I’m not the brightest bulb in the box, but even I see this upcoming hospital district election becoming contentious. I’m going to suggest we focus on the issues and ask each candidate to answer the following questions...

'Spineless'... sea creatures like you've never seen 'em before, at IMA

  • May 20, 2015 at 10:58AM

Beginning Saturday, May 23, San Juan Islands Art Museum will showcase the work of wildlife photographer extraordinaire Susan Middleton in an exhibit entitled, “Spineless: Portraits of Marine Invertebrates, the Backbone of Life.” The exhibit, which runs through Aug. 21, features many of the mesmerizing, provocative, almost other-worldly images contained in Middleton’s latest book by the same name.

Journal political cartoon, May 20 edition | Opinion

  • May 19, 2015 at 4:53PM

Cartoonist Rob Pudim's views on local news and events are published weekly in the Journal of the San Juan Islands and on as well.

San Juan man gets two years probation for attempted assault

  • May 19, 2015 at 3:17PM

A 35-year-old San Juan Island man who initially faced a felony charge of second-degree assault and allegations of wielding a knife was ordered to serve two years probation after pleading guilty to a lesser offense. Should he fail to comply with a series of court orders, including undergoing a mental health evaluation, he would face 364 days in jail.

History of Friday Harbor unfolds in 'Know Your Island Walk'

  • May 19, 2015 at 1:16PM

In celebration of National Historic Preservation Month, San Juan Island architectural historian Boyd Pratt will lead a exploration of the Town of Friday Harbor and offer insight into how the few and modest string of wood-framed buildings that once upon a time lined Spring Street evolved into the downtown of fireproof masonry building surrounding the neighborhoods that we know today.

United Way helps young students succeed |Letters

  • May 19, 2015 at 1:03PM

With their support, 20 children in 1st-5th grades have been meeting three days a week with two staff members and one high school student. The students enjoy a snack, stretch their legs on the playground, and then gather to complete homework.

Buyral Earl Madan: 1925-2015 | Passages

  • May 19, 2015 at 12:59PM

In the mid-1950s, Buyral joined Orcas Power & Light Company, beginning with installing the numbers on poles for 10¢ per number, and eventually becoming superintendent of the Orcas district upon his father-in-law’s (Eber Bruns) retirement. Buyral retired from OPALCO in 1990.

Your ‘Rights’ are what we’re all about | Letters

  • May 18, 2015 at 7:25PM

We are a local, non-partisan, volunteer organization whose mission is to inform and to educate the local community about the civil liberties enshrined in the United States Constitution and the state of Washington Constitution, the civil rights provided by the laws of the United States and the state of Washington, and to advocate and to act for their protection, preservation and observance.

From 30 to zero: how to put the crush on kilowatts | Guest column

  • May 18, 2015 at 7:20PM

A typical home in the Northwest United States uses 30 kWh/day. With the measures mentioned below and with an investment of as little as $2,000, I could bring the usage down 80 percent, to 6 kWh/day.

Bakery beefs up presence on the plaza

  • May 18, 2015 at 7:07PM

Memorial Day will mark the return of San Juan Bakery to Brickworks Plaza and Saturday’s San Juan Island Farmers Market, and the bakery will also be among the various vendors setting up shop at the new, Wednesday Farmers Market at Brickworks, which is slated to open May 27.

Seven to compete for three spots on hospital district board

  • May 18, 2015 at 6:58PM

With three incumbents opting to not seek reelection, the field is wide open for seven candidates in pursuit of a position on the San Juan Island public hospital district commission.

'Liminal Currents': collaborative exhibit featured at IMA

  • May 15, 2015 at 2:00PM updated May 17, 2015 at 11:49AM

“By engaging our capacity for imagining what another being experience empathically, we might shift our perspective to include a fuller picture of the ways we have, do, and will connect, communicate, and share the world with other denizens of this island jewel," San Juan Island artist Matthew Palmer said of the exhibit's concept and design.

San Juan man cleared of dumping mass amount of tires at Deadman Bay

  • May 15, 2015 at 8:39PM

In a decision handed down March 11, San Juan County Hearings Examiner Phil Olbrechts ruled the county lacked sufficient evidence to tie 34-year-old Richard Morgan Foley to the pile of tires discarded on the waterfront of Deadman Bay a year ago in mid-March and dismissed one of two notices of violation leveled against him.

SJ EMS chief stepping down, bound for PeaceHealth post in Oregon

  • May 12, 2015 at 1:00PM updated May 15, 2015 at 5:15PM

San Juan EMS Chief Jim Cole will be joining the PeaceHealth as coordinator of EMS service for its Oregon West Network following his departure from San Juan EMS.

What's the buzz? Find answers to questions by Co-op members online

  • May 15, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 2:30PM

Answers to a series of questions and comments offered up at the recent OPALCO annual meeting are available online at the Co-op website, listed under "Recently Asked Questions."

Gary Antzoulatos: 1949—2015 | Passages

  • May 15, 2015 at 11:24AM

Gary was a graduate of the University of Southern California and the University of California Los Angeles, and worked as a pharmacist, photographer, and restaurateur until his retirement. He brought joy and laughter to everyone he met, and will be fondly missed by his family and friends.

Double dose of ferry fare hikes on the table in Olympia

  • May 14, 2015 at 3:55PM

The Washington State Transportation Commission will conclude the first of a two-day session with discussion of a potential 2.5 percent ferry fare increase in 2015 and in 2016, as well as state ferry system policies and operational strategies. The two-year staggered price hike is built into the proposed two-year transportation budgets of both houses of the state legislature.

Wolverines score early, often in victory over Vikings | Prep baseball

  • May 14, 2015 at 2:05PM

With the win, the Wolverines clinched second place in the Northwest 2B/1B League and will begin post-season play against the same Vikings Saturday, May 16, at Stanwood High School, beginning at noon. The winner will advance to the championship game, where a berth at the 2B state tournament will be up for grabs.

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