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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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."
- 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.
- 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.
- 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...
- 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.
- 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 SanJuanJournal.com as well.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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."
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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