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Super seiners: Island volunteers honored for salmon recovery work

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 2:00PM updated Mar 25, 2009 at 11:48AM

The San Juan Islands are critical habitat for salmon and their prey. Just how important our nearshore environment is is the subject of considerable monitoring and study by a group of local volunteer Beach Watchers. And for their work, the 44 volunteer “Beach Seiners” were honored March 10 at the State Capitol.

San Juan Singers present 'Our Town. Our Music. Our Lives'

  • Mar 25, 2009 at 10:51AM

San Juan Island’s community chorus sings its way through the century on April 4 at 7:30 p.m. and April 5 at 5 p.m. at the San Juan Community Theatre. Led by Angel Michaels, the San Juan Singers share music that dates back to 1900 and all the way through 2001, representing a variety of aspects of life.

Ferry Elwha is out for repairs; service will resume at 1:15 p.m.

  • Mar 25, 2009 at 10:06AM

The Washington state ferry Elwha is out of service for repairs. The 8:35 a.m. sailing to Orcas and the 9:50 a.m. sailing from Orcas to Anacortes were cancelled. The Yakima and the Sealth will pick up additional traffic in the islands, Washington State Ferries reported.

Friday Harbor opens season with two wins; Ochoa strikes out nine in a row | Baseball

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Mar 25, 2009 at 9:33AM

The Friday Harbor baseball team opened the season with a pop quiz rather than a real test. But the Wolverines passed with flying colors just the same.

It's official: Industries will pay for permanent tug at Neah Bay

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 3:21PM

Legislation establishing a permanent funding source for an emergency response tug at Neah Bay was signed into law by Gov. Christine Gregoire today, on the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

American Institute of Architects, Northwest Washington chapter, announces new scholarship

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 1:43PM

The American Institute of Architects, Northwest Washington chapter, is accepting applications for its first scholarship. Applicants must be a junior or above (in the 2009-10 academic year) in an accredited school of architecture. There will be at least one $1,000 scholarship. Deadline for applications is July 1.

Downtown Adopt a Tree Well continues this year

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 1:37PM

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Downtown Forum is seeking participants for its Adopt a Tree Well program. As part of its beautification plan, the Downtown Forum initiated a program in 2008 where businesses, organizations or individuals could “adopt” the ground around the trees along the sidewalks in Friday Harbor by planting flowers and caring for them.

Residents can get help with phone bills

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 1:42PM

Low-income residents in CenturyTel’s service area may qualify for assistance that will reduce the cost of initial telephone installation and basic monthly service.

Revamped Web site for Island Bicycles

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 1:40PM

Island Bicycles of Friday Harbor’s Web site,, has been completely recreated by Chester Chipperfield and Collyn Ahart Chipperfield of of London, U.K.

Chamber Downtown Forum meets Thursday

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 1:39PM

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Downtown Forum will meet Thursday, 8:30 a.m. at Whidbey Island Bank. The Chamber Downtown Forum is a program offered by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce.

Islands’ Weekly now mailing to Lopez only

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 1:36PM

Effective with the March 31 edition, the Lopez Island-based Islands’ Weekly will no longer be mailed to households on Orcas and San Juan islands. It will continue to be mailed free of charge to Lopez Island households.

A show of support Sunday for the Anacortes-San Juan Islands-Sidney run

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 1:32PM

After fighting to keep it on the schedule, the Anacortes-San Juan Islands-Sidney international ferry run is here to stay (for now), and islanders are invited to celebrate.

Spring Sports Preview in this week's editions of the Journal, Sounder

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 1:26PM

The 2009 Spring Sports Preview, a special section of The Journal of the San Juan Islands and The Islands' Sounder, is included in this week's editions of the newspapers.

National Census reports San Juan County agriculture is growing

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 1:07PM

Farming in San Juan County is growing – and growing faster than national and state averages, according to a new report from the National Agricultural Statistics service. The number of farms, farmers, acres farmed, and revenue are all growing in San Juan County. The report, released last month, is a national census conducted every five years, and results from 2007 show 66 more farms (291 total) in the islands than in 2002, a 29 percent increase compared to 13 percent for Washington state and 4 percent nationally.

Classes could improve your birding skills

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 1:01PM

San Juan Islands Audubon is partnering with Skylark Birding and Nature Tours to bring birding classes to the islands. So, dust off your binoculars and get ready to enjoy the sounds of spring. Sign up for more than one class and get a Good Student Discount.

Time to sign up for adult co-ed softball

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:58PM

The signs of spring are everywhere, which means that now is the time to sign your co-ed softball team up for Island Rec’s summer league. This is a nine-week summer league, with games played on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, for women and men 15 years and older.

Island Rec hosts spring break camp

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:56PM

Island Rec is offering a three-day afternoon mini day camp for elementary age youth. Games, arts and crafts and trips around the island are planned to keep everyone entertained all afternoon. On April 9, participants will head to Orcas Island to play at the Funhouse.

School board talks Wednesday night about sports funding

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:54PM

The San Juan Island School Board’s agenda Wednesday includes an Update on Funding Athletic Program for 2009-10. The agenda indicates the item will be discussed only; no decision is expected to be made.

Despite losses, Friday Harbor soccer team stays positive | Soccer

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:52PM

The Friday Harbor Wolverines soccer team is off to a tough season start. With only 12 players and two seniors, that was to be expected. But despite the losses, the young team is showing a positive attitude in the face of defeat — a sign of discipline and maturity, Coach Andy Duke said.

Friday Harbor Sailing Club launches its cruising season | Around the Waterfront

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:49PM

A roaring campfire and singfest in 30-degree weather on a remote island. What could be better? That’s the way the Friday Harbor Sailing Club started its 2009 cruising season last weekend. Six sailboats and one motorboat (ugh) moored alongside the float in Prevost Harbor, Stuart Island, and one anchored out.

Dragons turn season around with 8-2 win; Dayton leads scoring with four goals | Lacrosse

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 11:49AM

The San Juan Dragons were looking to shake off two season-opening losses. The North County Cavaliers found themselves the unwitting victims. Saturday, the Dragons turned their season around with an 8-2 win at home under sunny skies.

Heartbreaking 6-5 loss for Wolverines | Softball

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 11:43AM

With a three-run lead and two innings to go, the Wolverines looked as if they had the game under control. But a patient Meridian team had something else in mind.

Friday Harbor tennis team soars in season opener | Tennis

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 11:46AM

Friday Harbor bested the elements and Darrington to bag 4-out-of-5 matches and a victory at home Friday in the season opener. Junior Hannah Snow and sophomore Jenny Dunn netted an impressive 8-2 win in No. 1 doubles and set a tone for their teammates to follow.

Howard shoots 37 at Lopez in debut with Wolverines | Golf

  • Mar 20, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Mar 23, 2009 at 2:36PM

Dustin Howard shot 37 in his debut as a Friday Harbor Wolverine golfer Thursday, medaling at par-35 Lopez. The Wolverines defeated the Lopez Lobos by 30 strokes, 241 to 271.

Room to grow: Town Council gives conditional OK to Buck property annexation

  • Mar 20, 2009 at 6:04PM

The stage is set for Friday Harbor to grow. The Town Council on Thursday tentatively approved annexation of the Buck property, a 48-acre parcel on the southeast side of town and the future home, as proposed, of a mixed neighborhood of 240 market-rate and permanently affordable homes.

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