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Nooksack Valley Pioneers overrun Friday Harbor 49-7 | Football

  • Sep 27, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 6:00PM

The Nooksack Valley Pioneers came to Friday Harbor not only to play football, but to set some records as well. The Pioneers overran the Wolverines 49-6.

Wolverines defeat Meridian 2-0, first defeat of powerhouse in four seasons | Girls Soccer

  • Sep 27, 2009 at 12:48PM

The Friday Harbor Wolverines girls soccer team defeated Meridian 2-0 Saturday at Meridian – the first defeat of the perennial powerhouse in four seasons. The Wolverines improved to 6-2 overall. Emma Ytander again led the team, scoring an unassisted goal in the third minute. Mandy Turnbull completed the scoring in the 38th minute, off an assist from Rhianna Franklin who was playing in an unaccustomed role as a striker.

Shoreline stewardship in the San Juans | Guest Column

  • Sep 25, 2009 at 4:20PM

I’m optimistic that a strong stewardship ethic remains in this community, although currently quieted by the budgetary unrest and a debate characterized by a stark lack of civility that goes unquestioned. I’m also ready to step up with others in my community to do what I can locally to ensure that future generations experience restored salmon, rockfish, seabird and marine mammal populations in the waters of the San Juans.

From where comes effective environmental stewardship?

  • Sep 25, 2009 at 4:15PM

Last week’s decision by the County Council to remove shoreline critical areas from updates to county code for another three years is another example of the lethargy in our county offices to update environmental protections for our community.

Friday Harbor and Nooksack Valley kickoff tonight at 6 p.m.

  • Sep 25, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 3:29PM

Kickoff for tonight's home game between the Friday Harbor football team and the Nooksack Valley Pioneers is 6 p.m., one hour earlier than previously scheduled.

Two more big wins for Wolverines | Girls soccer

  • Sep 25, 2009 at 1:00PM updated at 3:29PM

Ten Wolverines contributed to the team's 7-0 defeat of Mount Vernon Christian on the road Thursday. With the win, the Wolverines improved to 5-2 overall — four of the wins have been shutouts. Next, the Wolverines travel Saturday to Meridian; game time is noon.

Voter registration deadline Oct. 5; general election is Nov. 3

  • Sep 25, 2009 at 2:30PM

If you have not registered to vote in Washington or need to update your registration information, act soon: Oct. 5 is the deadline to register online or via regular mail if you want to vote in the statewide General Election on Nov. 3.

Documentary 'A Powerful Noise' will be shown Sunday, 6:30 p.m., at San Juan Island Library

  • Sep 25, 2009 at 2:57PM

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor and Friends of the San Juan Island Library are co-sponsoring a free showing of the award -winning, inspiring documentary “A Powerful Noise,” Sunday, 6:30 p.m., at the library, 1010 Guard St.

California’s Swing Fever gets the island temperature rising tonight at SJCT

  • Sep 25, 2009 at 3:14PM

"In the Mood" for swing? California’s Swing Fever will likely get the island temperature rising and lots of feet moving at the San Juan Community Theatre tonight at 7:30.

Vote-counting equipment testing on Oct. 6, 11 a.m.

  • Sep 25, 2009 at 3:26PM

Logic and Accuracy Tests for vote-counting equipment which will be used to tally mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 General Election are scheduled for Oct. 6. The tests will take place at 11 a.m. in the Elections Office, 55 Second St., Suite A, Friday Harbor. All interested members of the public are invited to observe.

Paying it forward: Inskeep leaves $4 million for local scholarships

  • Sep 25, 2009 at 10:26AM

Jerry Inskeep couldn't afford to go to college, but a gentle man saw his potential and paid his tuition. Inskeep never forgot the man's generosity and, after graduating from Yale and establishing a successful mutual fund company, devoted his life to paying it forward.

Friday Harbor grabs one game, but falls to Orcas in four | Volleyball

  • Sep 24, 2009 at 4:53PM

Down by two and with their backs against the wall, the Friday Harbor volleyball team fought its way back in Tuesday's inter-island match at home against Orcas by tallying a win in a hotly-contested Game 3.

First of three meetings tonight on National Marine Fisheries Service's proposed no-go zone

  • Sep 24, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 2:54PM

The first of three public meetings is scheduled today on the National Marine Fisheries Service's proposal to put more distance between vessels and the Southern Resident killer whales. The meeting is tonight, 7-9 p.m., in the Pier One Main Warehouse, 100 Commercial Ave., Anacortes. Other meetings are scheduled Sept. 30, 7-9 p.m., at the Seattle Aquarium, Pier 59, Seattle; Oct. 5, 7-9 p.m., in the San Juan Island Grange Hall, Friday Harbor.

Proposed no-go zone rejected by MRC; advisory group backs bigger buffers, offers to spearhead development of 'no-go' alternative

  • Sep 24, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 1:29PM

San Juan County's Marine Resources Committee on Tuesday offered its support for bigger buffers to better protect the Southern Resident killer whales from the hazards of encroaching vessels in the heavily-traveled waters of Haro Strait. But the advisory panel didn't endorse the proposed half-mile no-go zone off the west side of San Juan Island. In fact, members of the MRC offered to take the lead in crafting an alternative, a so-called "integrated plan," which could bring about a level of protection the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects to achieve with its proposed no-go zone.

History at your fingertips: A unique collection of images and stories about San Juan Island is now available online

  • Sep 24, 2009 at 9:37AM

What was in the attic, under the porch, or hanging on a nail? Treasures that tell the history of San Juan Island. You can see them in a digital archive tour at the San Juan Island Library on Friday, 6:30 p.m., in a free event open to the public. Library Director Laura Tretter and Museum Director Kevin Loftus will be your guides.

Warming communities … one coat at a time: Coat drive helps local people in need stay warm

  • Sep 24, 2009 at 9:29AM

The Town of Friday Harbor and the San Juan Island Family Resource Center are collecting clean, gently used coats and jackets as part of the One Warm Coat community service project. Coats of all shapes and sizes are welcome.

As They See It: Candidates for mayor of Friday Harbor

  • Sep 23, 2009 at 3:00PM updated Sep 24, 2009 at 6:03AM

Carrie Lacher and Robert Low, candidates for mayor of Friday Harbor, submitted these guest columns on two pressing issues of the day. You can read profiles of the candidates in the Aug. 26 and Sept. 16 editions of The Journal, as well as on SanJuanJournal.com.

Felix Menjivar: Control utility rates, keep rein on spending | Friday Harbor Town Council candidate profile

  • Sep 23, 2009 at 4:00PM

Felix Menjivar’s leadership and people skills have been tested in some places that can be pretty contentious: As a sheriff’s deputy, as a union president, and as a neighborhood association president. “Working as a deputy has given me a very deep understanding of the people here,” he said. “I feel a responsibility to bring that experience to the Town Council and try to listen to people, bring balance to what’s going on. I want the opportunity to help shape the future of this town.”

Clinton Mills: Dialogue needed on health care needs in town | Friday Harbor Town Council candidate profile

  • Sep 23, 2009 at 4:10PM

Clinton Mills’ life has been a whirlwind since he moved to Friday Harbor. He married his childhood sweetheart, they opened a counseling practice together, he became a town planning commissioner, and he bought Warehouse Coffee on Tucker Avenue. “I’ve really fallen in love with this place. I want to get involved,” Mills said.

San Juan Healthcare’s diabetes program gains attention

  • Sep 23, 2009 at 3:26PM

San Juan Healthcare's medical director Dr. Burk Gossom, certified diabetes educator Joann Mayo, and administrative assistant Susan Murfin recently attended a three-day conference in Washington, D.C. as part of a two-year federal grant supporting San Juan Healthcare’s diabetes management program.

Try the case in court, not online | Editorial

  • Sep 23, 2009 at 3:09PM

We must not forget: We have a justice system. Each of us has a constitutionally protected right to a fair trial. Each of us, when accused of a crime, is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. Facts will be presented, testimony will be given, and all evidence will be weighed at a public trial.

Salmon Yoga Party candidate says hydrogen is the answer to our energy problems

  • Sep 23, 2009 at 3:05PM

For starters, I wish my collegue, Kevin Ranker of Anacortes, the best of health and recovery from what ails him. I am very grateful to have met him last year during the 40th District Senate race in the 2008 election of San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties. His secretary says that he has some health issues, so I would encourage everyone in our area to contact him at his office in Anacortes and wish him the very best. It's good karma.

Boys Basketball League registration deadline Oct. 2

  • Sep 23, 2009 at 2:02PM

Now is the time to register for Island Rec’s Boys Basketball League, open to boys in grades 4-8. The deadline to register is Oct. 2, with team practices beginning the week of Oct. 26. All games are played on San Juan Island on Sunday afternoons. Volunteer coaches and officials are needed.

You can help if the 'big one' hits — and when the smaller ones hit year-round

  • Sep 23, 2009 at 11:18AM

Want to help if the "big one" — oil spill, that is, hits, or with all the smaller ones that do happen year-round? Islands' Oil Spill Association has scheduled classes, drills and trainings for volunteers. All training is free. Call 378-5322 or e-mail iosaoffice@rockisland.com to register for training.

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