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Cosponsored by EDC, 'export' biz workshop in Bellingham

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 9:00AM

In the workshop, attendees will learn ways to access local resources and advisers to grow their businesses and get products and services into the global marketplace.

Journal political cartoon, Jan. 14 edition | Opinion

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 7:00AM

artoonist Rob Pudim's views on local news and events are published weekly

'Merry Widow' next in live streaming lineup

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 3:39PM

Four-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman makes her Met debut as director and choreographer in this new production of the comic operetta, in which a wealthy widow’s countrymen launch a romantic plot to keep her (and her tax dollars) within their borders.

New litter of puppies up for adoption at Friday Harbor APS

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 3:29PM

All seven pups are now nursing, growing and thriving at the shelter.

Salute of solidarity for a nation on the right track | Letters

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 9:00AM

The residents of this county owe a huge thank you to members of the Lummi Nation for their continuing opposition to a coal terminal at Cherry Point. Their most recent letter reads in part, “The impacts on the Nation’s treaty rights...

What's the buzz? County reaches semifinals of $5M energy prize competition

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 6:00PM updated at 8:44PM

San Juan County is one of three Pacific Northwest communities involved in the "friendly competition," sponsored by Georgetown University, to improve energy efficiency for all. Bellevue, Bellingham, and Anacortes were also selected to compete.

Of cannabis, camaraderie and the road to economic un-development | As I See It

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 8:00AM

Over the course of four months San Juan Sun Grown's workforce grew from a tired four people, to a vibrant and bustling 16. Not to mention all the contractors that were hired daily to complete work that was to be inspected regularly by county code enforcers (electrical, heating, plumbing, etc.) Fast forward now to early December...

Modern twist on classic characters in student production

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 3:48PM

Directed by Merritt and starring strictly high school students, the FHHS drama group presents “The Secret Case of Sherlock Holmes,” a contemporary take on the classic tales of literature’s most famous detective. The curtain opens Jan. 15 at San Juan Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Be part of history; town seeks two for historic review board

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 11:03AM

Appointed by the mayor, members of the Friday Harbor historic preservation review board help guide the town and owners of historic properties in preserving historic buildings for contemporary use.

San Juan 'at heart' songstress could use your votes

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 6:00AM

Formerly local singer-songwriter Devorah will perform alongside other solo artists aspiring for Bridging the Music's prestigious "Solo Artist of the Year" award Jan 22., at Studio 7 in Seattle. Your vote could prove to be, just like the irrepressible performer herself, a difference-maker.

Everyone benefits, be prepared for the inevitable | Guest Column

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 6:52PM

There is nothing sure in life but death, taxes and forms to fill out. Sadly, my grandmother had never filled out the forms needed these days to die a comfortable death at home, surrounded by family.

San Juan pot farm folds under weight of mounting pressure

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 7:00AM

Besieged by lawsuits and faced with a new round of regulatory hurdles, the embattled marijuana producer shutdown “active operations” at its westside facility on San Juan Island in mid-December, leaving a score of employees looking for work.

Forget about the rants, how 'bout some ‘raves’ | Letters

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 2:18PM

Never shy to give credit where it's due, San Juan Island's Francie Hansen finds two more "rave-worthy" recipients.

Another shot at pot: Lawmakers prepare marijuana follow-up bills

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 2:00PM

From a complete overhaul of medical marijuana to giving those charged with misdemeanor pot crimes a chance at a clean slate, little related to the marijuana issue seems to be off the table.

'Gasland II' to air at the Grange

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 1:19PM

The Winter Film Series, sponsored by the folks at Friday Harbor Film Festival, continues every other Tuesday throughout the winter months.

History of Pig War featured in next journey of 'Know Your Island Walks'

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 11:02AM

Hear about the Pig War, and if you think you’ve heard it all before, you better listen up. Vouri keeps learning more and new aspects of island history—walk and hear what he’s found out.

Goals vary as first-time office holders take charge; sheriff foresees swift change ahead

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 7:39PM

Although change often proceeds at a glacial pace within the halls of government, islanders may expect nothing less from newly elected Sheriff Ron Krebs after handing him the election with a 64-percent margin of victory.

Food Bank, Family Resource Center prove worthy recipients of realtors annual donation | Guest column

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 7:38PM

For more than 25 years, Windermere realtors have set aside a portion of every single transaction for the Windermere Foundation. At the end of each year, the team meets to apportion these funds to island non-profits which are serving the needs of our neighbors and community members.

Hysteria over 'reefer madness' derails promise of a better future| Letters

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 7:22PM

Once again, I am faced with struggling to make ends meet until spring, when the tourist season begins again... the “reefer madness” hysteria has prevailed at the expense of year-round, full-time employment for 16 people.

Wolverines rout Mt Vernon Christian in win No. 4 in a row; 57-27

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 7:14PM

With a four-game win streak in tow, and a bout against Cedar Park Christian (3-2 league, 3-5 overall) on deck, Friday Harbor will host La Conner (4-0 league, 8-2 overall) Friday with first place in the Northwest 2B/1B League standings most likely riding on the outcome; tip off is 5:30 p.m.

FH weathers Hurricanes three-point storm in 39-35 victory | Girls basketball

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 7:07PM

Senior Madden Shanks knocked down a two-pointer to give the Wolverines an eight-point advantage and room to breathe with three minutes remaining in regulation. But the upset-minded Hurricanes and sharpshooter Jacqueline Case weren’t ready to concede.

One's the limit; per day salmon catch scaled back in the San Juans

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Jan 12, 2015 at 9:49AM

Fishing in the San Juans, also known as Marine Area 7, proved to be not only productive, but "really good" in the month of December, according to Ryan Lothrop, a biologist with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Moratorium misplaced; islands' agricultural heritage under assault | Letters

  • Jan 10, 2015 at 9:00AM

I am against the proposed moratorium on growing cannabis in San Juan County. We should be supporting the success of a diversified agriculture not standing in it's way.

Local bar association elects officers, honors contributions

  • Jan 10, 2015 at 8:00AM

At the association's annual meeting in December, San Juan Island's John Chessell was elected to a third term as president, and Stephen Brandli of Friday Harbor was re-elected treasurer.

Corinne Page Carter: 1924—2015 | Passages

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 7:19PM

Following school, Corinne worked for the Alaska Steamship Company. There she met Margaret McRea and Irene Spangler, who became good friends. Margaret introduced her to Alan Carter, a friend from her home town of Friday Harbor, and love blossomed.

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