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Pet of the Week

  • Jun 9, 2016 at 1:30AM

I am Toda. My story is a sad one…when I was younger someone tied firecrackers to me and lit them. Since then I've been shy and a bit fearful of people. The good news is that plenty of nice people have come into my life and I am learning to trust again. I'm a very good little girl. I absolutely love cuddling with my people more than just about anything. I get along great with other dogs and even cats. I was hoping you would help me find someone who knows about kindness. Call The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor at 378-2158 for info.

Sports Report

  • Jun 9, 2016 at 1:30AM

School sports have finally come to an end for the spring season.

Creating a safe space for victims to be heard

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:55AM

In the last five years, crime stories we report on are indeed becoming more disturbing. In the last six months we have seen a slew of crime involving sexual assaults. The most upsetting story that has ever come across my desk was this week's article involving the severe abuse of a toddler. (Read more about this story in this week's edition). These stories beg the question, why is this happening?

Town seeks proposals for allocation of Lodging Tax grant funds to promote 2017 tourism

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 1:30AM

The Town of Friday Harbor's Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is accepting applications for grants to fund tourism promotion. The promotions must be for events and activities specifically intended to promote tourism within the town in 2017. Preference will be given to those operations and activities that encourage tourists to visit during the spring and fall shoulder seasons. Summer activities are acceptable; however applicants are advised to give careful and strategic thought to the scheduling events to avoid what are recognized as high traffic weekends.

Island sexual assault crimes on the rise, but why?

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 1:30AM

An influx of sexual assault crimes involving minors in San Juan County has islanders wondering what is happening to their communities.

San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees monthly meeting

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 1:30AM

San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees will be holding its regular monthly meeting at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, June 14th at the Library, 1010 Guard Street. The public is welcome to attend.

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center to host two UW Medicine emergency medicine residents

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 1:30AM

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash., May 31, 2016 – Beginning June 1, PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center will host two residents from the UW Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine for a four-week rural medicine rotation. Residents Max Wendtlandt, MD, and Paul Doetsch, MD, will work under the supervision of PeaceHealth Peace Island emergency physicians—all board-certified—to provide urban-level patient care in a rural setting.

Tucker Avenue Reconstruction, What to expect for the week of June 6th through June 10th

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 1:30AM

The Town of Friday Harbor truly appreciates everyone's patience while we work through this project. A project manager is on site at all times to address concerns. Do not hesitate to contact town hall at (360) 378-2810 with questions or comments. What to expect for June 6 - June 10.

Adventuring on Saturday

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 4:49PM

The San Juan Island National Historical Park, the Land Bank, and San Juan Island Library are teaming up to bring you a summer-long adventure, beginning on National Get Outdoors Day, June 11 and ending on Labor Day, September 5. Get outdoors with your friends, and family to new, exciting places across San Juan Island. This adventure is free and anyone can participate! Visit the San Juan Island Library to register for the event and receive your map, guidebook and crayons.

4H horse show

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 2:55PM

There will be a 4H horse show on June 25 and 26 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. The show will include performance both days and gaming Saturday night. Interested participants can contact Lorena Stankevich at 376-7048 or The event is open to all horse riders and the community is invited to watch.

The Stand Up Men ask you to join them

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:13AM

Last year DVSAS and The Stand Up Men reached out and asked for 100 men to donate $100 to honor a woman in their lives. It wasn't just the money that mattered. It was the statement being made by the men both to their community and to the women who knew them. "Violence is not acceptable, and we will STAND UP against it" in 2015! Thanks to the many generous men, almost $12,000 was raised to support our work!

Sheriff’s Log

  • Jun 4, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jun 7, 2016 at 9:56AM

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

Congratulations Leadership San Juan Islands Cohort XII!

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 1:30AM

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Notice of special port commision meeting

  • Jun 6, 2016 at 3:14PM

NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSION MEETING: Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of the Port of Friday Harbor will hold a Special Commission Meeting on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. in the Spring Street Landing Pier meeting room, Friday Harbor, Washington. The purpose of the Special Commission Meeting will be for the Commission to conduct a Executive Session, Personnel – To evaluate the qualifications of applicants for public employment, pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 (g). A possible action item is to approve the terms of the offer letter to Executive Director candidate.

‘Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us’

  • Jun 6, 2016 at 3:13PM

Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are excited to present author David Neiwert on Wednesday, June 8, 7 p.m. at the Library. Neiwert will talk about his book, "Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us," just released in paperback.

Barge seen listing off Lime Kiln Point was Canadian

  • Jun 3, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jun 6, 2016 at 9:09AM

A barge laden with a black substance was seen listing dramatically off the coast of Lime Kiln Point this week. Local captain and naturalist Tom Averna, the owner of Deer Harbor Charters, took a photo and reported the event to the Journal querying whether the cargo might be coal. We investigated the incident with local law enforcement and the Coast Guard.

First wildfire of the year

  • Jun 6, 2016 at 9:06AM

At approximately 1:43 PM the afternoon of May 27, 2016 the first wildland fire of the year on San Juan Island was reported burning near #2 School House Road. Responding units included a Type 3 brush truck, three command units, two water tenders, a back hoe and 13 firefighters. Personnel extinguished the approximate 1/2 acre fire which was located in heavy brush and sparse timber at 4 PM.

Stillpoint student recognized at State Capitol

  • Jun 5, 2016 at 1:30AM

On May 20, 2016, Stillpoint student Celine Kuru received a certificate at the State Capitol in recognition of her selection as an Honorable Mention letter writer in the Letters About Literature contest. Celine had previously been chosen as a State Semifinalist for the letter she wrote to author Kate Klimo. In the final round of judging in Washington state, Celine's letter was selected by the L.A.L. judges as one of eight Honorable Mention letter writers. As a 4th grader, Celine's letter was judged against 1,575 letters submitted by 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students throughout Washington State. The awards ceremony was held in the Columbia Room in the State Capitol. Congratulations, Celine!

Upcoming Event: Christianity & Climate Change - Pope Francis and the Call forClimate Action

  • Jun 4, 2016 at 1:30AM

Islands Climate Resilience hosts Jessie Dye of Earth Ministry and Washington Interfaith Power and Light to speak on the topic of creation care and climate change, Tuesday, June 7, 7 p.m., San Juan Island Grange, Friday Harbor. Her talk will include reflections on the Pope's recent encyclical on the environment "Laudato Si" as well as the "Green Rule" of many faith traditions.

Security Industry Association Names Larsen ‘Legislator of the Year’ for Leadership in School Safety

  • Jun 4, 2016 at 1:30AM

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, was today named "Legislator of the Year" by the Security Industries Association for his leadership in advancing legislation to encourage school safety.

Ferry riders fume about 30-minute rule

  • May 26, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jun 3, 2016 at 4:14PM

Islanders racing to get through the ferry terminal 30 minutes ahead of departure has sparked complaints.

Salish Sea Early Music Festival: Romantic guitar and flute

  • Jun 3, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 2:37PM

In Romantic Guitar & Flute, with guitarist Oleg Timofeyev and flutist Jeffrey Cohan performing on authentic early 19th-century instruments on Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m. at Brickworks.

Sheriff’s log

  • Jun 2, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:36AM

The San Juan County Sheriff's office responded to the following calls.

Domestic violence charges on Lopez |Update

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 2:18PM

Albert Noel Miller, Jr., 45, of Lopez Island, has been charged with assault in the second degree domestic violence for strangulation and assault in the fourth degree. Bail has been reduced to $10,000. A omnibus hearing is scheduled for June 17 and the trial is set for July 18.

Sports Report

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:33AM

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