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- Aug 26, 2008 at 11:53AM
Friendly Isle Charters, owned by Jay and Deanna Brant, is offering charter and excursion bus services based on Lopez Island.
- Aug 30, 2008 at 1:00AM
The San Juan County Council expressed concern Monday about the imminent auction of Rosario Resort on Orcas Island. The resort, centered around the 100-year-old Rosario mansion built by shipbuilder Robert Moran, is an island landmark and one of the island’s largest employers.
- Aug 26, 2008 at 1:00AM updated at 11:21AM
Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church has been a part of island life for almost 150 years. During that time, music has been an integral part of its ministry. With that history behind her, Denise King is taking over the helm of the church’s chancel choir.
- Aug 22, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Aug 26, 2013 at 10:30AM
Service is Sunday, Aug. 24, 1 p.m., at the Tulalip Tribes gymnasium for Shawn McCarthy, a former Friday Harbor man who died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on Chuckanut Drive.
- Aug 30, 2008 at 1:00AM
A downturn in the local economy has county officials bracing for a drop in revenue this year and the next.
- Aug 22, 2008 at 12:34PM
Skeletal remains found Wednesday on a remote part of Jones Island are those of a Des Moines boater reported missing July 3, 2007. Based on dental records, the Snohomish County medical examiner identified the remains as those of William Larry Hickman, 60. A more detailed investigation is expected today or Saturday to try to determine exact cause of death.
- Aug 22, 2008 at 10:53AM
A local boy is coming home. Fred Sundstrom, oldest of the five Sundstrom brothers, has been living in an assisted living facility in Bellingham for a couple of years but returns to San Juan Island on Saturday to take up residence in October House.
Vouri's latest book, 'The Pig War', has never-before-published photos; public discussion and book signing Friday at museum
- Aug 21, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Aug 22, 2013 at 9:29AM
Historian/author Mike Vouri will discuss and sign copies of his new book, “The Pig War,” Friday, Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m., in the San Juan Historical Museum. The event is free and open to the public. Arcadia Publishing Co. published “The Pig War” as part of its Images of America series. It’s the third book on the topic by Vouri; he’s also the author of “The Pig War: Standoff at Griffin Bay” and “Outpost Of Empire: The Royal Marines And The Joint Occupation Of San Juan Island.”
- Aug 21, 2008 at 5:11PM
National Park historian Mike Vouri is the author of a new book, "The Pig War," published by Arcadia Publishing Co. as part of its Images of America series. The book employs 190 photos — many of them never before published — to tell the story of the events and people of the joint military occupation of San Juan Island (1859-1872). It's Vouri's third book on the subject.
- Aug 21, 2008 at 1:17PM
The Washington Secretary of State's office issued this FYI on the Top 2 primary, which got its first test on Tuesday.
- Aug 21, 2008 at 2:06PM
More updates and improvements are planned for SanJuanJournal.com. The Web site, which debuted Oct. 2, 1998, is the oldest online news site on the islands. A redesign was launched April 30 that gave the site an updated look as well as enhanced services.
- Aug 21, 2008 at 1:20PM
The state departments of Community, Trade and Economic Development (CTED) and Ecology have asked the state Supreme Court to reconsider its recent decision in the Futurewise v. Anacortes case.
- Aug 21, 2008 at 12:57PM
The “Supplemental Alternatives Analysis” for the San Juan Island Solid Waste Transfer Station replacement project will be completed and made public on Sept. 12, shortly before the Solid Waste Advisory Committee begins deliberations on selecting a new transfer station site.
- Aug 21, 2008 at 11:13AM
Gus, the golden retriever that received 28 write-in votes for San Juan County Commission in 2004, is setting his sights higher this election season. Gus, who is owned by David Rand of The Sign Company, announced in an e-mail today that he is running for president of the United States.
- Aug 21, 2008 at 9:07AM
Dolores (Dee) May (Vickers) (Nash) Estell passed away Aug. 16, 2008 in Mount Vernon, Wash., from complications of a stroke. She was born May 31, 1930 in Helena, Mont. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Seattle. She married Carleton Edward Nash in 1950.
- Aug 19, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 9:16PM
Driving out Roche Harbor Road, you pass many wonderful scenes — seasonal wetlands, hayfields and pastures, San Juan Vineyards with the old No. 22 Schoolhouse now converted to a wine-tasting room, and across the road … Is that a camel? What’s she doing here?
- Aug 19, 2008 at 8:00AM updated at 9:15PM
Join renowned Washington state storyteller Karen Haas for an hour of first-person history with “Sisters in Times,” a collection of vignettes about 19th century frontier women, scheduled 2 p.m., Aug. 23 at English Camp.
- Aug 19, 2008 at 2:18PM
Duane Roger Gangelhoff of Oak Harbor, formerly of Minneapolis, Minn., and Roche Harbor, passed away Aug. 18.
- Aug 19, 2008 at 8:45AM
Griffin Bay Bookstore will present Bob Tripp, a longtime pilot and author, on Aug. 23 from 2-4 p.m. Tripp, a San Juan Island resident, will be on hand to sign and discuss his first novel, "Last Clear Chance," a riveting story about the aftermath of a disastrous crash at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak airport.
- Aug 18, 2008 at 6:20AM
Big John Vejvoda, a retired police officer and a long-time member of the San Juan Lions Club who was a fixture at its fund-raising events, has passed away.
- Aug 16, 2008 at 1:08PM
Liliana Elisabeth Compton was born to Westcott Bay Institute director Victoria Compton on Aug. 7, 2008 at 4:31 p.m.
- Aug 13, 2008 at 1:00AM updated Aug 16, 2013 at 2:30PM
There seems to be some confusion as to why there are barcodes on your ballot.
- Aug 6, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Aug 16, 2013 at 2:11PM
More than 70 people participated Island Rec’s 2008 Chalk It Up sidewalk art contest July 19.
- Aug 13, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Aug 16, 2013 at 2:10PM
Wednesday, Aug. 13
-- San Juan County Fair begins, San Juan County Fairgrounds. Through Aug. 16. See San Juan County Fair Guide in this edition of The Journal.
- Aug 13, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Aug 16, 2013 at 2:05PM
Visiting professor Fu-Shiang Chia of Saltspring Island will discuss the translation of millenium-old Chinese lyric poetry into English on Aug. 20, 5 p.m., in the U.W. Friday Harbor Labs Commons.
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