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$537 a pound: Shannon Terrell wins Roche Harbor Salmon Classic with an 18.6-pound blackmouth

  • Feb 9, 2009 at 10:53AM

Shannon Terrell of Bellingham won the sixth annual Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Invitational Saturday with an 18.6-pound blackmouth. He claimed $10,000 for first prize.

Update: Wolf will resign from the Friday Harbor Town Council to teach in Qatar

  • Feb 6, 2009 at 3:00PM updated Feb 9, 2009 at 9:23AM

Friday Harbor Town Councilman Christopher Wolf will resign this year to take a two-year teaching assignment at the American School of Doha (www.asd.edu.qa), in the Persian Gulf country of Qatar. Wolf will teach Advanced Placement history; his wife, Emily, will teach middle school English. They will leave Friday Harbor the first week of August, Emily said.

Centenarian gives an early start to town's centennial celebration

  • Feb 9, 2009 at 7:55AM

Mayor David Jones joined residents and staff at Islands Convalescent Center Feb. 6 to celebrate the Town of Friday Harbor's 100th Birthday by cutting the town's first birthday cake and reading the Town of Friday Harbor's Proclamation. Two of the eldest residents at ICC, sisters Mickey Cahail, 99, and May Boyce, 102, were visited by Jones in their room which they share, and received cake, ice cream and a greeting.

Friday Harbor High School students compete in Orca Bowl on Saturday

  • Feb 6, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 11:49AM

What’s the difference between zooplankton and phytoplankton? On Saturday, students from Friday Harbor High School will answer this and other challenging questions about the biology, chemistry, economics, geology, history and physics of the ocean at Orca Bowl ‘09.

Weddings & Engagements | Stan Reitan and Bridgett Paterson

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 2:00PM updated Feb 6, 2009 at 10:07AM

Stan Reitan and Bridgett Paterson are engaged to be married April 25, 2009, at San Juan Vineyards. The wedding has been tentatively scheduled for 3 p.m.

Ninth-grade optional WASL testing cancelled; registrations outpaced available funding

  • Feb 5, 2009 at 5:02PM

In an effort to avoid nearly $500,000 in unfunded testing costs, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has cancelled optional Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) testing for ninth-graders, effective immediately.

Eastsound fish hatchery needs help determining distribution of fish

  • Feb 5, 2009 at 5:05PM

Glenwood Springs Salmon Hatchery on Orcas Island is seeking interested salmon anglers to help improve understanding of fish distribution in the region.

United Way grants $115,000 to San Juan County programs

  • Feb 5, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 11:26AM

United Way of San Juan County has awarded $115,000 to 29 local non-profit programs. “We are exceedingly grateful for the trust and generous support of the community,” Executive Director Bonnie Gilmore said. “Our donors are important partners in our efforts to provide services to hundreds of island residents who participate in United Way supported programs.”

Vikings beat back Friday Harbor rally in 44-33 win | Girls basketball

  • Feb 5, 2009 at 9:11AM

The well went dry in the final minutes of play as Friday Harbor faded and the Vikings capped a 44-33 win with a burst of offense down the stretch Tuesday in Turnbull Gym.

Wolverines thump Orcas 52-35 to sweep season series | Boys basketball

  • Feb 5, 2009 at 9:08AM

A ragged game turned into a blowout after the break as the Wolverines buried Orcas under a 25-point barrage and then ran away with a 52-35 league win Tuesday in Turnbull Gym. Though short on style — the two teams together committed 46 turnovers — this one was never close.

There's a lot to love about Friday Harbor

  • Feb 5, 2009 at 10:46AM

Students at local public and private schools were invited by The Journal to write about their hometown, in commemoration of Friday Harbor's centennial. We received a lot of great entries. A panel of judges picked these as the top entries.

The Write Stuff: Playwrights Festival showcases works of five island writers

  • Feb 5, 2009 at 8:48AM

Expect an evening of cheers, laughter, smiles and tears at the 16th annual Playwrights Festival Friday through Sunday and Feb. 12-15 at the San Juan Community Theatre. A variety of cast members, directors and playwrights will again produce a colorful mix of comedy and drama by local playwrights.

Islanders will rally for ferry funding Feb. 18; signatures sought for online petition

  • Jan 29, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Feb 5, 2009 at 8:51AM

Residents of the San Juans and Anacortes will rally Feb. 18 in Olympia to persuade legislators to preserve ferry funding. They hope to go armed with vox populi, in the form of a petition. The petition is online at www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?plancfcp&101. To sign, CLICK HERE

Council may renew utility assistance plan Thursday

  • Feb 2, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Feb 4, 2009 at 8:34AM

The Friday Harbor Town Council will consider renewing its utility assistance program Thursday, 12:20 p.m., during its noon meeting at Town Hall.

Fund-raising workshop for non-profits Feb. 23 at San Juan Center

  • Feb 2, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Feb 3, 2009 at 5:11PM

Does your organization participate in fund-raising? Do your board members and volunteers have the skills they need to be successful in finding the funds needed to support the work of the organization? Bob Schwartzberg presents a workshop, “Fund-raising for Small Non-Profits,” on Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Skagit Valley College San Juan Center.

Murray's Web site offers links to economic resources

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 5:07PM

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., has launched an online “Economic Resource Center” that provides links to federal and state economic services, as well as economy-related information and updates.

Update: School district meeting on restructuring postponed to March 4; shortfall may be less than $826,000

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 1:00PM updated at 5:00PM

The San Juan Island School Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been rescheduled for March 4, 6 p.m. The School Board was scheduled to act upon financial planning recommendations at the Wednesday night meeting. However, the board will delay the meeting to honor faculty and staff requests for more time to understand the recommendations and the underlying financial projections.

Island businesses may qualify for winter-storm disaster relief

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:29PM

The federal Small Business Administration will open a Disaster Loan Outreach Center in the San Juan County Courthouse this month to accept applications for business losses caused by the winter storms. SBA officials will be in the courthouse, second floor, on Feb. 5-6, and Feb. 11-13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Get your old computers, TVs recycled for free

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:41PM

At this time, the only collection center in San Juan County is C. T. Recycling (Consignment Treasures) on San Juan Island. Call C.T. Recycling, 370-5562 For more information on the new state law go to: HYPERLINK

Oops ... the score was 46-37 | For The Record

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:37PM

The Friday Harbor girls basketball team was defeated by Orcas on Jan. 9 by a score of 46-37. The final score was reported incorrectly in the Jan. 14 edition of The Journal.

Sign up now to play indoor co-ed volleyball

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:36PM

Island Rec’s Co-ed Adult Volleyball begins Feb. 4. Two courts will be set up, one for advance players the other for beginners.

Wolverines gain ground despite 68-25 loss, shave 40 points off last year’s loss to Lynden Christian

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:13PM

If you thought the Friday Harbor girls basketball team would fear taking on the No. 2-ranked team in the state, think again. The Wolverines, according to junior Kayla Short, took the court determined to make the most out of their test against the defending 1A state champ, Lynden Christian, and found good reason to smile despite a lopsided loss Saturday at home.

Island Rec’s Start Smart begins Feb. 14

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:34PM

Island Rec’s Start Smart Sports development class for ages 3-5 filled up so quickly a second session has been added. The second session will be held on Saturdays, Feb. 14 to March 21, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Frank Wilson Memorial Winter Blackmouth Derby starts; now until April 15

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:33PM

The fifth annual Frank Wilson Memorial Winter Blackmouth Derby began Feb. 1 and continues until April 15, the entire season for Area 7. Frank Wilson was instrumental in forming San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services and this derby is held in memory of him. All proceeds from the derby will be donated to San Juan Island EMS.

Baseball and softball signups coming up; Fletcher Vynne clinic Feb. 27 to March 1

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:31PM

Friday Harbor Baseball & Softball Association is starting its season a little later this year to take advantage of better weather and to allow for online registration and preseason clinics. Here’s the initial calendar.

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