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Five who would be sheriff: San Juan Islands will have a new top cop for the first time in 24 years | San Juan County Sheriff
- Jul 7, 2010 at 11:02AM
Five law enforcement professionals want to be your next sheriff. The campaign is significant for these reasons: One, islanders will have a new sheriff for the first time in 24 years. Anyone alive since 1986 has known only Bill Cumming as the county’s top cop. Two, rarely has a single position on the San Juan County ballot generated so many candidates. All are colleagues with varied backgrounds. The field includes a past sheriff candidate, a retired police chief, a Town Council member, a county advisory board chairman, and the chairman of the prevention coalition.
U.S. Embassy in Bahamas: FBI offers $10,000 reward for information leading to arrest of Harris-Moore
- Jul 7, 2010 at 9:43AM
The U.S. Embassy in the Bahamas issued this press release Tuesday regarding the FBI's offer of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of serial burglary suspect Colton Harris-Moore. Authorities believe Harris-Moore, suspected of burglaries and thefts in several states and British Columbia, landed a stolen plane off Abaco Island and is in the Bahamas.
- Jul 6, 2010 at 4:22PM
Local pilot Alan Dortch, at the beginning of the week the only candidate for appointment to Carrie Brooks' position on the Friday Harbor Town Council, has withdrawn his application because he may move out of the town limits, Town Clerk Amy Taylor said Tuesday. That means there are no candidates. But Taylor expects that to change soon.
Correct date of Calvary Chapel San Juan's “The Joy of Jesus” is Saturday, July 10, noon to 4 p.m., at Sunken Park
- Jun 25, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Jul 6, 2010 at 3:21PM
The correct date of Calvary Chapel San Juan's “The Joy of Jesus” is Saturday, July 10, noon to 4 p.m., at Sunken Park. The date was incorrect in information provided to The Journal. "We’ll have live music, free games for the kids, clowns and face painting, a certified nurse for free medical questions, free haircuts provided by a local hair salon — first come, first serve — and free food and drinks," Pastor Joe Gamez said.
- Jul 6, 2010 at 5:00AM updated at 3:19PM
Fourth of July started off with a couple of hitches. First, unseasonably cool weather. Second, a Montana driver heading up Spring Street came face to face with the beginning of the parade at Spring Street and Blair Avenue, and had to negotiate his vehicle out of the way of the parade and crowds. But then, with Ray Charles singing "America the Beautiful" over Pat O'Day's sound system, a bald eagle flew high over Spring Street, seemingly setting the tone for the rest of the day. And San Juan Island's celebration of the 234th anniversary of American independence began.
- Jul 6, 2010 at 3:04PM
These are the winners of Roche Harbor's various contests. Other results are expected and will be posted as received.
San Juan Island Prevention Coalition one of eight in U.S. selected for summer graduate intern program
- Jul 6, 2010 at 2:12PM
Cara Gresham has joined the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition as a summer graduate intern for 10 weeks. The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition was one of eight Drug-Free Community coalitions in the U.S. chosen to have a 10-week summer graduate intern funded by the federal government. There are currently 746 Drug-Free Communities in the U.S., with San Juan Island Prevention Coalition being the only Drug-Free Community mentoring coalition in Washington state.
- Jul 6, 2010 at 11:57AM
The July 4 Parade was great! We all had a lot of fun, but we have a serious problem. I am concerned about the safety of the children picking up candy during the parade. Big truck and fire truck drivers are very careful but they are unable to thoroughly monitor their rear wheels.
- Jul 6, 2010 at 11:34AM
The winners of the Friday Harbor Fourth of July Parade, July 4, 2010.
- Jul 6, 2010 at 5:00AM updated at 11:06AM
A plane stolen from an airport near Indianapolis, Ind., has been found in the Bahamas. And officials believe Colton Harris-Moore was the pilot. Q-13 TV has the story.
- Jul 6, 2010 at 6:47AM
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- Jul 5, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Jul 6, 2010 at 5:07AM
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- Jul 2, 2010 at 6:22PM
“Green: ON THE EDGE,” a visual arts mixed media exhibit, opens Fourth of July weekend and continues until Sept. 12 at IMA, on First Street in Friday Harbor. A mix of artists from Washington and Oregon entered the competition to be juried by three top contemporary art jurors: Eric Metcalfe, Vancouver, B.C. artist; Marisa Sanchez, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Seattle Art Museum; and Tom Toperzer, a career museum director.
- Jul 2, 2010 at 4:20PM
Guthrie Burnett-Tison seems like any other 13-year-old. He likes movies and music. He likes “Lord of the Rings.” He likes to ride his bike, fish and ski. He plays the flute, piano, piccolo, violin, and is trying out the bagpipes. Well, maybe that last part isn’t like any other 13-year-old. But this may not be either: Guthrie is a first-degree black belt in tae kwon do.
- Jul 2, 2010 at 3:00PM updated at 5:11PM
It’s probably unfair to ask someone to sum up in three words or less what it’s like to sail solo from New Zealand to Friday Harbor. But skipper Scott Malone, who single-handedly covered 8,500 miles of open ocean in just 70 days, played along. “Damn long time,” said Malone, who set sail out of Auckland bound for San Juan Island on April 17.
'I wish we had something like this when I was a kid': 65 participate in (and have a great time at) Junior Golf Clinic | Multimedia
- Jul 2, 2010 at 3:00AM updated at 5:01PM
Sixty-five children age 5-15 participated in the annual Junior Golf Clinic, June 21-23, at San Juan Golf and Country Club. Club pro Darren Black, assistant pro golf coach Bill Hart, and golf coach Jack Rice led the instruction, with assistance from Jamie Rice. For many of the new golfers, it was their first time on the course. "We keep everything simple and have some fun," Jack Rice said.
- Jul 1, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Jul 2, 2010 at 10:35AM
Fun runs, a parade, fireworks and rocking on the dock: San Juan Island will be abuzz with action on the Fourth of July.
- Jul 1, 2010 at 4:50PM
The theme of the 2010 Friday Harbor Fourth of July Parade is "San Juan Farmers," a tribute to the island's farming community. The grand marshal is longtime farmer and former Grange leader Al Sundstrom. He will ride in a 1928 Model A Ford driven by his cousin, former Friday Harbor mayor Jim Cahail.
- Jun 30, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Jul 1, 2010 at 11:14AM
Washington State Ferries expects a record number of travelers to ride the ferries from Anacortes this Fourth of July weekend. WSF "strongly" encourages travelers to extend their stay to avoid the peak travel times, and to have solid backup travel plans.
- Jun 29, 2010 at 5:00PM updated Jul 1, 2010 at 11:14AM
Anacortes Terminal Supervisor Mark Tibbles called State Transportation Commissioner Bob Distler at home late May 14 and warned him he would have him "hauled off" by the State Patrol if he "treated one of my employees like that again."
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