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Chief Marler will be missed by many | Guest Column

  • Feb 5, 2016 at 7:00AM

" A kind, gentle, giant of a man with a huge heart and a great sense of humor.”

Are Southern resident killer whales being properly protected under the Endangered Species Act?

  • Feb 6, 2016 at 8:00AM

The Fisheries Service last year announced plans to expand existing critical habitat diversity protections beyond the killer whales’ summer habitat in Puget Sound.

Richard 'Rick' Gerring | Passages

  • Feb 2, 2016 at 1:00PM

Musician, ukulele builder, fisherman and extraordinary happy spirit.

Free estate planning workshop

  • Feb 9, 2016 at 8:00AM

People who want to learn more about creating or updating a will are urged to attend this free workshop.

The Journal's media survey results

  • Feb 4, 2016 at 8:00AM

The Journal's online survey provided surprising results about where readers get their news.

Democrats urged to vote in upcoming caucuses | Letter

  • Feb 7, 2016 at 7:00AM

March 26 caucuses are the start of the process to select delegates from Washington State to the Democratic National Convention on July 25-28 in Philadelphia where the official Democratic presidential and vice presidential candidates will be selected.

Remembering Steve Marler | Letter

  • Feb 9, 2016 at 8:00AM

Fire Chief, protector and great leader: gone, but never forgotten.

Six-week grief support group begins at medical center

  • Feb 6, 2016 at 7:00AM

The group will be facilitated by Andrea Zikakis, a PeaceHealth spiritual care chaplain, and Gary Waters, MSW, Ed.S., a behavioral health consultant at PeaceHealth Peace Island.

Technology is the future of our children's careers | Editorial

  • Feb 8, 2016 at 7:00AM

Children are our future, and technology seems to be their future. That’s why voters should pass the San Juan Island School District's Capital Improvements and Technology Levy on Feb. 9.

County Republicans hold pooled precinct caucuses

  • Feb 7, 2016 at 8:00AM

The San Juan County Republican Party is inviting conservative-minded islanders to join them in being a part of the process of choosing County Convention Delegates and the Republican Presidential nominee.

School District Citizens Committee member supports Capital Projects and Technology Levy | Letters

  • Feb 7, 2016 at 7:00AM

The projects and equipment the levy will fund are “needs” and not just “wants.”

Vote for Bernie Sanders in March 26 election | Letters

  • Feb 6, 2016 at 7:00AM

Sanders' goal is to rebuild and unite America's middle class.

Public hospital board chooses new chair, examines subsidy agreement and EMS policy

  • Feb 2, 2016 at 11:02AM

The meeting was the first with the three new members, and also the first with new EMS Chief Jerry Martin.

Internet is as vital as electricity | Letters

  • Feb 3, 2016 at 7:00AM

It is time for Orcas Power and Light Cooperative’s Rock Island division to set up a 24-hour outage number and repair service for the Internet just as OPALCO does for electrical service.

League of Women Voters holds forum to discuss community needs and funding

  • Feb 4, 2016 at 8:00AM

The executive directors of all three island resource centers will be joined by county council member Rick Hughes to talk to the audience about what the resource centers do for our communities, what kinds of cases come their way and the funding problems they encounter.

Support for the San Juan Island School District Capital and Technology Levy | Letters

  • Feb 4, 2016 at 7:00AM

My support lies in my firm conviction that the measure of a community may be taken by the support it provides to its next generation.

San Juan County Sheriff's Log: February 3

  • Feb 2, 2016 at 10:38AM

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls.

Boys basketball scores consistently through game, gaining a 60-11 win | Slideshow

  • Jan 30, 2016 at 8:00AM updated Feb 1, 2016 at 3:45PM

Friday Harbor Wolverine's faced Mt. Vernon Christian Jan. 29 in a boys basketball home game, winning 60 to 11.

Pet of the Week: Betsy

  • Feb 1, 2016 at 3:44PM

I’m Betsy, and what you see here is all 100 percent me – part chihuahua, part pug and all heart!

Foster families needed in the islands

  • Jan 31, 2016 at 8:00AM updated Feb 1, 2016 at 8:48AM

Last year on Orcas 10 children were removed from their families by the state but only a handful of them were able to remain on the island.

The amazing ‘Harleys’ of Cattle Point Pass

  • Jan 26, 2016 at 3:00PM

On stormy days when other sea ducks seek quieter waters, if you brave the windy bluffs along the lighthouse trail, you can see them bobbing in the white tipped waves, the boldly marked males often in single file.

Winners of the 2016 Roche Harbor Salmon Classic

  • Jan 31, 2016 at 8:00AM

Friday morning’s cannon start was rocking and rolling but all 100 boats made it out for a slower than desired day of fishing!

Bones found on Lopez Island; origin is unknown

  • Jan 28, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Jan 29, 2016 at 11:44AM

Bones were discovered on the beach on Lopez Island on Wednesday, Jan. 20. According to San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs, it is unclear whether the bones belonged to a human or an animal.

Chief Marler passes away | Jan. 28, 2016

  • Jan 29, 2016 at 11:00AM

We at the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office would like to send out our condolences to the family of Chief Steve Marler and to his extended family and co-workers at the San Juan Island Fire Department.

'Prosperity Project' looks at problems facing low-income househoulds in three counties

  • Jan 29, 2016 at 8:00AM

Few living-wage jobs, transportation challenges, low availability of affordable housing, difficulties of finding affordable medical care or not being insured were some top issues that the study addressed.

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