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Owls vs. autos, a dangerous match up, be careful on the road | Special to the journal

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 3:05PM

At this time of year it is dark when most people are driving home from work, or to-and-from evening activities, so there is a lot of traffic on the roads when owls are hunting, resulting in many being hit by cars.

Digging for truth on Easter Island, finding reminders on San Juan

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 2:54PM

For over 12 years Gossen has been digging in the dirt on Easter Island, a southern hemispheric province of Chile, unearthing its rich history.

John Warren Brookbank: 1927—2014 | Passages

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 11:23AM

John was passionate about preserving the quality of life in the San Juans. He served as president of the San Juan Nature Institute and was a consultant in the fields of land-use and conservation and fin-fish aquaculture.

Ferry reservations in San Juans built around 'staggered release'

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 6:05PM

Ninety percent of a boat’s auto-deck will be available for reservations up to two days prior to any sailing; 30 percent with release of a new schedule, 30 percent more two weeks before a sailing and another 30 percent two days prior to any sailing.

Political payback? Voters should expect less from EMS, evidently | Letters

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 3:32PM

While a recent press release from hospital district officials starts off claiming to respect the voters’ decision, it quickly descends into a series of likely retributions we voters have apparently brought upon ourselves.

Early turkey day dinner returns, and you're invited

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 2:24PM

A year ago, more people than ever dropped by to dine on turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, pie and all the traditional T-Day trimmings.

Nursery rhymes come alive at SJCT

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 2:15PM

San Juan Community Theatre’s latest Family Theatre production, “Law and Order: C-rhyme and Pun-ishment” opens Fri., Nov. 21, 7 p.m.

It takes a village to raise a Film Festival; many thanks | As We See It

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 7:58PM

Thanks to all for extending such a warm welcome to our filmmakers, plus our off-island visitors; comment cards were full of compliments about how friendly everyone was—they loved our little town and felt very welcome.

Issanjou's 'hat-trick' propels Friday Harbor to State semi-final berth | Boys soccer

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 8:00PM

Arno Issanjou tallied his third hat-trick (three goals in a game) of the season and the Wolverines showed one of their strongest defensive performances, limiting the Crusaders (11-8) to only a handful of shots and leaving goalkeeper Dalton Ayers with little to do.

Wolverines seal first-ever win at State in shutout, clinch semi-final berth | Girls soccer

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 7:37PM

With the game still scoreless in the 25th minute, the Bears would be whistled for a foul about 30 yards from their goal and there was no doubt who would strike the free kick, as Domenech stepped up to the ball.

Three nights in a row? Bark as bad as the bite | Letters

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 7:26PM

Dog owners need to take responsibility for their animals. The lack of concern for fellow islanders is appalling.

Let the sunshine: 4-course dinner featured in benefit for schools solar project

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 7:20PM

The benefit includes a four-course dinner, live music and creative auction items crafted by islanders (check out auction items on the Conservation District's Facebook page), and will be hosted by Brickworks, 120 Nichols Street, in Friday Harbor, Dec. 5.

Orcas man killed in Deer Harbor motorcycle crash

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 6:53PM

Shannon E. Andersen was entering an S-turn just below Deer Harbor Inn, and less than a mile from home, when he lost control of the motorcycle early Saturday and struck an alder tree. He died of injuries suffered from the collision with the tree.

First Impressions: effective 'staging' can help separate your property from the pack | Guest Column

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 6:43PM

Often referred to as a “mainland thing,” staging is now being embraced by savvy island sellers with surprising results. Big or small, vacant or occupied, every home benefits from staging.

SJI Rotary 'Dictionary Project'; nurturing future readers, writers, thinkers

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 7:00PM

Through its Dictionary Project, first launched in '08, the San Juan Island Rotary Club presented dictionaries this year to the 3rd-grade class, thesauruses to 4th graders and "gazetteers" to the elementary school's fifth-grade class.

Ferry reservations? Nuts & bolts in the spotlight

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 5:54PM

Washington State Ferries will offer detailed information about its soon-to-be-launched reservation system Saturday, Nov. 15, at San Juan Island Yacht Club, and Nov. 22 on Orcas Island. The meeting consists of identical 90-minute presentations, Q&A included, beginning at 11:30 a.m., on San Juan, 12:30 p.m. on Orcas.

Earthquakes, are you prepared?

  • Nov 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

Join local building officials and preparedness educators as they engage in a Q&A session designed to help islanders evaluate if their homes are vulnerable to earthquakes and how to fix any problems they find.

Nov. 4 election results: final count—almost

  • Nov 13, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Nov 14, 2014 at 3:58PM

Final results are nearly in. Here are the numbers from the Nov. 4 election, as of Nov. 7, for contested races, San Juan Island property tax measures and local results on statewide initiatives.

Children's author shares not-so-spooky story at Griffin Bay Books

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 8:00AM

Come and meet children’s author Dan Richards for a special after school event for children and parents at Griffin Bay Bookstore, Nov. 18, 3-5 p.m.

Friday Harbor forms advisory board for purview over public art

  • Nov 13, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Nov 14, 2014 at 1:19PM

The commission will include at least one member of the town council, two representatives of the visual arts and one representative of the performing arts. Applications are being accepted—right away.

Birth: Crystal Marie Louise Zersen

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 1:05PM

The first child of Todd and Jael Zersen of Anacortes, Crystal was born at 8:39 a.m. at the couple's Anacortes home on Halloween day. She weighed 7.3 pounds and measuring 21.5 inches at birth.

San Juan Island man struck by patrol car; outside agency to investigate

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 11:30AM

A 72-year-old San Juan Island man was reportedly knocked to the ground by a patrol car while crossing Spring Street Sunday evening, Nov. 9, at about 6:10 p.m. He was treated for minor injuries, scrapes and bruises, according to a Sheriff's Department spokesman, and released by the medical center later that evening.

Gone, but not forgotten

  • Nov 13, 2014 at 10:25AM

Almost 'Standing Room Only' at the Whittier Theatre, those attending had to park as far away as Spring Street on a rainy day to attend the ceremony for the late Andrew McLaglen.

Where eagles dare: to soar beyond the chains of 'ERDs' | Special to the Journal

  • Nov 13, 2014 at 11:03AM

Whether in a fog of illness or moral conflict consider: Ethical and Religious Directives (ERDs) mean religious belief governs care, not science.

Error by assessor? Another link in lack of accountability chain | Letters

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 7:43PM

The oops should be paid out of his retirement and not by the families of this island. Oh, but wait, there’s never any accountability for error here anyway.

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