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- Sep 29, 2010 at 2:51PM
San Juan County's financial team wants to borrow money from the Land Bank to bail out the Public Works Department's Solid Waste Division. County officials are also banking on a loan for up to $800,000 from Public Works' Equipment Rental and Revolving Fund to keep the Road Fund in the black and to help pay for whatever construction or maintenance projects the Road Fund would be unable to finance over the next 15 months.
About 100 attend sheriff candidates forum at San Juan Community Theatre; forums Wednesday on Orcas, Lopez
- Sep 29, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 2:48PM
Detective Brent Johnson and Deputy Rob Nou want to be the next sheriff of San Juan County — the first new sheriff in 24 years. Islanders are getting several opportunities to learn more about them and grill them on the issues. About 100 people attended the Sheriff Candidates Forum presented by The Journal of the San Juan Islands, Sept. 28 in the San Juan Community Theatre’s Gubelman Theatre. Friday Harbor tinyRadio 1650 AM broadcast the forum live.
- Sep 29, 2010 at 11:00AM updated at 2:46PM
Thanks for focusing on the sheriff's contest in the manner The Journal did last night and for doing an all-around good job. First, the extension of time to respond to questions was certainly helpful. And the calm tone set by featuring just two candidates, the generous allotment of time for self-introductions, and length of the program which allowed an array of pertinent issues to be discussed left me feeling totally satisfied that I had attended such a quality meeting.
- Sep 29, 2010 at 2:15PM
The Wolverines started off with a bang. But a flurry of miscues and mistakes — a fumble here, an interception there — added up to a second-half shutout as Friday Harbor fell 37-14 at home Sept. 24 in its first of two regular-season meetings against Nooksack Valley.
A couple of bright spots in tough tennis loss in Coupeville; Coyne, Chadwick win exhibition doubles match 6-1, 6-2 | Boys Tennis
- Sep 29, 2010 at 1:57PM
Strong winds and an experienced Coupeville squad prevailed Sept. 24 as the Wolverines boys tennis team fell 4-2 in the match between 1A rivals, on Whidbey Island. The Wolverines grabbed an early lead when juniors Hayden Place and Zack Reitan tallied a victory by default in No. 1 doubles.
- Sep 29, 2010 at 1:48PM
The Friday Harbor Wolverines girls soccer team will present a soccer camp for young players, Oct. 2 from 3-5 p.m. The camp follows the Wolverines’ home game against Meridian.
- Sep 29, 2010 at 1:48PM
The Lynden Christian volleyball program has earned a reputation. And the Wolverines found out in a hurry just how powerful the perennially playoff-bound Lyncs can be. Friday Harbor (1-2) fell in three straight as an overpowering Lyncs squad cruised to victory Sept. 25 on their home court. Lynden Christian (3-1) wasted little time in sealing the match by tallying scores of 25-12, 28-8 and 25-6 en route to the win.
- Sep 29, 2010 at 1:43PM
Something a little different is coming to the San Juan Community Theatre in October. "I'll Be Back Before Midnight," written by Peter Colley, is a special effects-laden comic-drama designed to make you laugh and jump in equal measures.
- Sep 29, 2010 at 12:48PM
Randy and Melissa "Missy" Martin announce the birth of their son, Milo Riley Martin, born July 9, at Island Hospital in Anacortes. He weighed 9 pounds 3 ounces and was 22 1/4 inches long.
- Sep 29, 2010 at 12:54PM
A key deadline is approaching if you want to register to vote in the general election on Nov. 2. “There is too much at stake this year to not vote,” Secretary of State Sam Reed said in a press release. “But you can’t vote unless you’re registered. Do it before it’s too late.”
- Sep 29, 2010 at 11:36AM
State Sen. Kevin Ranker and Rep. Jeff Morris of the 40th District have endorsed fellow Democrat Kristine Lytton for the House seat being vacated by Rep. Dave Quall.
- Sep 29, 2010 at 10:59AM
At the direction of the Prevention Coalition Executive Board, I attended the Sheriff’s Candidate Forum yesterday (Sept. 28) at the Gubelman Room to ask what role the candidates think they should play in our county’s drinking and drug abuse prevention efforts.
- Sep 28, 2010 at 1:21PM
The state Department of Natural Resources will award grant dollars this fall to eligible fire districts and departments through the Wildland Fire Assistance Grant Program that is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Application deadline is Oct. 29.
- Sep 28, 2010 at 10:43AM
Detective Brent Johnson and Deputy Rob Nou want to be the next sheriff of San Juan County — the first new sheriff in 24 years. Here’s your opportunity to learn more about them and grill them on the issues.
Kathleen Foley is a 'Disney Conservation Hero' for her work with the San Juan Islands Bluebird Reintroduction Project
- Sep 28, 2010 at 11:08AM
The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund has selected Kathleen Foley, director of education and outreach for the San Juan Preservation Trust, as one of six international 2010 Disney Conservation Heroes. Foley was chosen for her leadership of the Western Bluebird Reintroduction Project in the San Juan Islands, and is the only American to receive the award.
- Sep 24, 2010 at 8:00AM updated Sep 28, 2010 at 6:48AM
For tourists and locals alike, the farmers market is a feast for the senses. The brightness of flowers and produce, the sweet and savory scents of food, the fun of local musicians, all contribute to this image of bucolic loveliness. Its loveliness, however, is not the whole story. Indeed, as Friday Harbor Farmers Market manager Rosa Blair said, people don’t realize that the market has been an incubator for some successful local businesses.
- Sep 27, 2010 at 7:00PM updated Sep 28, 2010 at 6:45AM
Two people were injured when the main mast broke on the 127-foot charter sailing vessel Zodiac, Sept. 25. The double-masted boat was sailing between Orcas and Lummi islands when its main mast broke in half. Coast Guard Station Bellingham responded to the scene with two 33-foot response boats, along with an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash.
National Park will work with advocates, agencies, tribal governments to find 'common solution' regarding rabbits
- Sep 24, 2010 at 8:59PM
The National Park Service will work with rabbit advocates, Fish and Wildlife officials and tribal government representatives to "find common goals and a common solution" in managing the rabbit population on the American Camp prairie. San Juan Island National Historical Park officials said Friday that the park will "take no action to implement the preferred alternative" -- to remove the rabbits by shooting – contained in the environmental assessment of the prairie restoration plan.
- Sep 24, 2010 at 12:52PM
Twila May Stephens passed early Sunday, Sept. 19 at her home in Friday Harbor. She was 66. Twila migrated to the island shortly after her mother Sidonia Barker moved here in 1986. Twila was a jack of all trades, capable of fixing almost anything, in the most innovative ways. She loved anything Indian and was especially gifted at carving.
San Juan Island Community Foundation presents $1.2 million to Peace Health, awards $50,000 in annual grant cycle
- Sep 24, 2010 at 12:41PM
The San Juan Island Community Foundation presented $1,287,433 to PeaceHealth for the construction of Peace Island Medical Center and awarded $50,000 in grants to local non-profits at its 10th annual Breakfast of Champions, Friday at Mullis Community Senior Center.
- Sep 24, 2010 at 10:12AM
Lori Williams of Island Aesthetic Design on San Juan Island is marking her business's fifth anniversary — and her second anniversary as a general contractor — with a new website and a 10 percent discount on services. Williams' website address is www.DesignBuildKitchensandBaths.com.
- Sep 24, 2010 at 8:42AM
San Juan County Council District 2 voters will experience something new when the Nov. 2 general election comes. For the first time since the county charter divided the islands into six council districts, District 2 voters will choose between two candidates seeking to represent them on the San Juan County Council. And the charter, which is up for review beginning next year, is a good place to start in gaining some insight into the difference between the two candidates.
Classically trained Karnatak vocalist Archana Bennur performs Sept. 26 in the San Juan Island Library
- Sep 24, 2010 at 8:23AM
Classically trained Karnatak vocalist Archana Bennur will perform this traditional style of Asian Indian music Sunday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., in the San Juan Island Library. Born into a family of classical musicians, Bennur has performed all over the world and is traveling the Pacific Northwest to educate others about this style of traditional music from India. Karnatak music evolved from ancient Hindu traditions, and most compositions have been written specifically to be sung.
- Sep 24, 2010 at 8:20AM
Friends of Lori Holforty will celebrate her life on Sunday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m. at South Beach. Bring your stories and memories to share. There will be a gathering at Dos Diablos afterward from 12:30-2 p.m. For more information, call Candace at 298-4392.
- Sep 24, 2010 at 8:09AM
Most of us enjoy looking at beautiful forests and lovely fields of wildflowers, but island-bred Ryan Browne views them with a keen eye — not for their beauty, but for the bounty they yield. Ryan is a forager, someone who goes out and searches for provisions — whether they be for food, medicine, soaps, cosmetics, tools or shelter. Where you and I might look out our backyard and see weeds, Ryan sees remarkably abundant gifts of nature.
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