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Island Rec proposed levy increase endorsed by town council

  • Feb 22, 2015 at 5:48PM

With its property tax levy slated to expire at the end of the year, San Juan Island Park & Recreation District is doubling down, seeking a 21-cent levy increase for continued funding of its recreational programs and parks, and high school sports, and to offset the cost of operating the 30-acre community park on Carter Avenue.

Twice as nice: Wolverines clinch berth in regional post-season play | Prep basketball

  • Feb 22, 2015 at 11:22AM

In a pair of elimination playoff games, the Friday Harbor boys basketball team defeated La Conner 48-29 to advance in post-season play, and the girls team secured a bid at regionals with a 47-33 victory over Orcas, Saturday, at Sedro Woolley High School.

Intrepid pair of travelers illuminate their trips in next KYI Talk

  • Feb 20, 2015 at 4:08PM

Meet intrepid travelers Francie Hansen, local artist and teacher, plus Carol Jackson, well-known co-owner of Serendipity Used Books, at the next Know Your Islanders Talk.

Next up in KYI Walks, Friday Harbor's parks

  • Feb 20, 2015 at 3:18PM

The next installment of the award-winning Know Your Island Walk series will be Sat., Feb. 28 at 1 p.m.

Friday Harbor nominated for 'Best Coastal Town' award

  • Feb 20, 2015 at 12:00PM updated at 2:30PM

Friday Harbor is in the running for the "Best Coastal Small Town" award in USA Today, along with 19 other small towns in the country.

Wolverines rout Concrete; face La Conner in post-season elimination game | Boys basketball

  • Feb 20, 2015 at 1:27PM

On the heels of a 70-28 blowout of league-rival Concrete, Thursday, the Wolverines (17-5) will square off against the La Conner Braves (18-4) in a post-season "elimination game" Saturday, at Sedro Woolley High School; tip off is 3 p.m.

Orcas songstress to bring variety of styles to San Juan

  • Feb 20, 2015 at 12:09PM

Orcas Island songstress will bring her wide array of instruments and voice variations to San Juan, March 14. Carolyn Cruso will perform at the Rumor Mill, at 7 p.m.

OPALCO pushes further into broadband market, buys Friday Harbor-based ISP

  • Feb 20, 2015 at 6:00AM

Rock Island Communications will merge its staff, infrastructure and operations with OPALCO as part of an acquisition designed to deliver modern, scalable and reliable broadband services for homes and businesses in San Juan County.

Chamber appoints new executive director

  • Feb 19, 2015 at 3:15PM

Becki Day will take the helm as the new executive director for the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, March 1.

Coronation by 'King of Glass'

  • Feb 19, 2015 at 2:46PM

IMA illuminated by glass artists in grand opening, Feb. 14

Reflections: Our town between two wars | History Corner

  • Feb 13, 2015 at 3:50PM

What was it like to live in Friday Harbor in the years between World War I and World War II? Archived issues of the Journal have many of the answers about our town

Orcas overrun by Wolverines in post-season opener; 49-29 | Girls basketball

  • Feb 19, 2015 at 2:45PM

With the win, the Wolverines not only avenged an eight-point loss at home to the Vikings three weeks earlier, but advanced into the championship game of the 2B District post-season tournament and a showdown against undefeated La Conner (21-0) for the tournament title.

Assessment of local health needs turns blind eye to 'thorny issues' | As I See It

  • Feb 19, 2015 at 10:11AM

The report has unconscionably ignored, and therefore omitted, topics that were not only of considerable discussion during the process but are being held up to serious scrutiny by the ACLU and legislators in Olympia.

Meet your volunteer firefighters' new fire engines | Guest Column

  • Feb 19, 2015 at 9:41AM

The engines are island specific. In other words, they were designed with our island's particular needs in mind. They provide much better driver sight, thereby providing more safety for the crew aboard.

Hats off to Friday Harbor in its battle against the 'broom,' and other noxious weeds | Letters

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 4:46PM

A grateful San Juan County Noxious Weed Control Board applauds the town for its effort and progress in combating noxious weeds.

Wolverines falter in OT playoff loss to Falcons; 58-49 | Boys basketball

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 4:22PM

With only four seconds remaining in regulation Falcons senior Charlie Fletcher buried a three-point shot from the corner to tie the score at 47 points apiece and send the game into overtime.

Senate unveils $15 billion bi-partisan transportation plan; funding relies on 11.7-cent gas tax hike

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 4:18PM

The bulk of plan's transportation improvements would be center in major metropolitan areas, while other areas of the state—specifically legislative districts 1, 10, 20 and 40 (which includes San Juan and portions of Whatcom and Skagit counties) and Lewis County—would see no improvements. The plan drew opposition from Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, and others.

'Crunch time' nears in search for San Juan Island schools new superintendent

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 1:32PM

The search for a new San Juan Island schools superintendent shifts into high gear beginning Feb. 24, when the school board meets in executive session with its consultant to learn results of screening and reference checks of candidates for the job. Click on this article to find out more about the search and what the school board has in store.

Proper dose proves key in rescue of Stellar sea lion

  • Feb 17, 2015 at 3:00PM updated at 5:35PM

A few weeks ago, Joe Gaydos found himself facing a Steller sea lion entangled by a piece of plastic packing strap off Fanny Bay in British Columbia.

Lawson lands winner in abbreviated annual fishing derby, fundraiser

  • Feb 17, 2015 at 5:34PM

An early closure to recreational fishing in Marine Area 7, which encompasses the San Juan Islands, took a big bite out of what has historically been a 10-week-long competitive fishing extravaganza, reducing this year's derby to just two weeks, total, Feb. 1 to Feb. 15. The derby typically closes in early April.

Stand in solidarity, support Jenny Rice | Letter to the editor

  • Feb 13, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Feb 17, 2015 at 12:43PM

Unfortunately, Jenny's neighbors appear to be uninterested in the greater good of our community. They are using punitive lawsuits to obstruct the operation of a legitimate business entity on San Juan Island.

Journal political cartoon; February 18 edition | Opinion

  • Feb 17, 2015 at 9:00AM

Cartoonist Rob Pudim's views on local news and events are published weekly in the Journal of the San Juan Islands and on as well.

Welcome to Almost, Maine: A town bordering on love

  • Feb 16, 2015 at 5:00AM

“Almost, Maine,” a romantic comedy directed by Carol Hooper, opens at San Juan Community Theatre Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m., and is sure to leave almost everyone in the audience smiling.

Art of Self Care, workshop introduces Qi Gong & Tai Chi

  • Feb 15, 2015 at 9:00AM

Friday Harbor Holistic Health’s Nicholas Corrin will host the weekend workshop, Art of Self Care: Intro to Qi Gong and Tai Chi, Feb. 21-22, at Brickworks.

Double-bill up next in live-opera streaming series

  • Feb 15, 2015 at 8:00AM

The next The Met: Live in HD at San Juan Community Theatre is a double feature of an enchanting fairy tale, and an erotic psychological thriller, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m.

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