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It’s your Community Foundation | Guest Column

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 3:00PM

In the coming weeks and months you will be seeing a lot more of your community foundation—in the newspaper, on your computer, at the Farmers’ Market, at the County Fair, at gatherings where we will be seeking your input on community needs and services.

Be part of a musical tradition; join together with the band

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 12:50PM

The Friday Harbor Fourth of July Community Marching Band seeks musicians of any age or skill level to join the band and take part in the upcoming parade. Rehearsals are June 23, June 25 and June 27, with final rehearsals June 30 and July 2 in the Friday Harbor High School Band room.

Demolition marks debut of new twist on pollution prevention program

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Jun 23, 2014 at 7:36PM

By all accounts, a new twist to a long-standing state pollution prevention program got off to a smashing success on the waterfront of Friday Harbor. Still, for Ken Norris, the launch signaled a most bittersweet goodbye.

Special day all that much better thanks to Project Grad Night | Guest Column

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 2:18PM

Dying to know what Project Grad Night is all about? Click on this article to get the inside scoop on the festivities enjoyed by the Class of 2014.

Tourist attraction? It's more like a death-trap | Letters

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 2:02PM

Yesterday, a woman ran out from between two parked cars, right in front of our car; she never looked. All she could think about was getting a picture of an eagle.

Stewardship Network to celebrate seven with 'Good Steward' award

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jun 21, 2014 at 10:17AM

The Good Steward award, embodied by the coveted "Finee," a glazed ceramic salmon made by Crow Valley Pottery, is bestowed upon deserving islanders and local businesses in recognition of exceptional efforts in environmental stewardship

How much for a public safety boat? $600K... Yikes! | Letters

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 6:55PM

Okay, this thing squirts water, but at this price it should launch planes, submerge, or fire missiles.

David Crawford: 1944-2014 | Passages

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 3:28PM

Dave was an adventurer, electrician, road-trip junkie, son, brother, uncle and the archetypal cowboy. He lived in many states, was a proud veteran, enjoyed the company of horses and loved his boat.

Friday Harbor man earns bachelor's degree online, with honors

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 7:01PM

Robert Walters earned a bachelor's degree in natural resources policy management through OSU's e-course program, completing his entire coursework online and earning the required credits while living on San Juan Island.

Stonewalled by powers that be at our 'un-cooperative' | As I See It

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 6:30PM

OPALCO no longer is operating as a cooperative, but rather as if it were a private corporation, and a deceptive and aggressively private one at that. It is a completely unnecessary and unfortunate change that needs to be reversed.

San Juan County puts deep freeze on ICE ‘holds’

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 9:55AM

San Juan County Sheriff’s Department ended its long-standing policy of honoring a request by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, that anyone taken into custody, and who is suspected of being in the country illegally, be detained for up to 48 hours, long enough for immigration enforcement agents to presumably pick them up.

No retreat, it's time to battle 'The broom' | Guest Column

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 10:55AM

Since one small foothold of Scotch Broom can infest an entire neighborhood, many local plant enthusiasts, like WSU Master Gardeners, volunteer to help their neighbors control infestations. In this article the authors will clue you in to several effective, relatively easy, ways to go about removing it.

New look in store for downtown waterfront?

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

Port Commissioner Greg Hertel notes that the most recent design of the replacement building and its nod to the past is favored by the town Historic Review Board.

Worthy program way undervalued by LTAC | Letters

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 5:20PM

The collective efforts of the Youth Conservation Corps—in coordination with BLM, county Parks, the National Park Service, county Land Bank, SJ Preservation Trust, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and the SJ Noxious Weed Board—assist with the stewardship of our amazing public lands. Visitors and residents enjoy the fruits of their labors all throughout the year.

Changes in health coverage; beware | Letters

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 10:00AM

Patients signing up through the healthcare exchange are being told to get a physical. This has been touted nationally and statewide as part of your preventive benefits.

Monument plan marks milestone | Letters

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00PM

With the Resource Management Plan completion possibly four years away, it’s important for everyone to know the solid ground we stand on to ensure that the best can happen, and to understand how to bring that about.

Wi-Fi too risky, waiting for fiber | Letters

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

Right now our students at the Lopez School and our health team at the Lopez Medical Clinic are increasingly under hours and hours of harmful exposure from wireless connections to laptops and tablets.

Journal political cartoon; June 18 edition | Opinion

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00PM

Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published weekly in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on SanJuanJournal.com.

On your mark, get set, solstice!

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

For the hard-core athletic enthusiast, this year's solstice marks a turning point, as the annual San Juan Island Marathon, with a brand new course lying in wait (for the half-marathon and 10K events as well), and the Three Lakes Triathlon all come together on the weekend that's also home to the longest day of the year.

Education remains elementary for Kiwanis 'Everyday Hero'

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 11:16AM

Even after 50 years in the teaching profession, Goff is still going strong, spending up to 40 hours a week helping children learn how to read at Friday Harbor Elementary School. The only difference now is that for Goff, it's no longer a job. She volunteers. Why?

Bound for adventure beyond; Spring Street Class of 2014

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 11:00AM

Peppered with smiles and applause, the soon-to-be graduates were greeted by a warm welcome from family, friends and well-wishers as they passed by the church pews and stepped up onto the stage. They were swarmed by an even more enthusiastic embrace on stage after tassels had been turned and caps lofted ceremoniously into the air.

For new San Juan cookie company, 'It's crunch time'

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 9:47AM

Whale Tale Cookies makes treats for kids with an educational twist. Each package of whale tail shaped cookies contains a trading card with an intriguing photo of an orca whale engaged in one of many sometimes-mysterious behaviors. That's just for starters...

Why marines reserves? Let's count the ways | Guest Column

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Jun 17, 2014 at 9:23AM

The UW biological reserves, like those at Argyle Lagoon and False Bay, have the overarching goals of maintaining and restoring native biodiversity and ecosystem function, and facilitating education and research that is consistent with these goals. Is this important?

Spotlight to shine on farmland taxation program; potluck too

  • Jun 15, 2014 at 1:51PM

Friday Harbor attorneys Carla Higginson and Jamie Grifo will talk about the ins-and-outs of the current-use farm and agricultural tax break programs in the final presentation of San Juan Island Grange No. 966's spring lecture series, Wednesday, June 18.

Your chance to be a U.S. ambassador; host a foreign student |Letters

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:37PM

Students from abroad are looking to learn a new culture and spend a school year in the USA. They come with their own insurance and spending money; host families provide three meal a day, and guidance.

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