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San Juan Journal Letters to the Editor | July 9

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jul 29, 2013 at 4:38PM

My husband, Bob, and I are voting for John Linde to retain his position as Superior Court judge of San Juan County. Our reasons are many. For purposes of brevity, however, one reason stands out: he has 21 years experience as a judge and is endorsed as the only qualified candidate by over 30 sitting judges from through out western Washington.

San Juan Journal Letters to the Editor | July 16

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 29, 2013 at 4:37PM

This letter is in support of Randy Gaylord for San Juan County Superior Court judge. My recommendation is based on the following ...

San Juan Journal Letters to the Editor | July 23

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jul 29, 2013 at 4:37PM

The contested Aug. 19 primary election for Superior Court judge is an issue of vital public importance. I fully support Judge John Linde and urge everyone to vote for him.

Remove barcodes from San Juan County ballots | Editorial

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 3:00PM

San Juan County should drop its ballot-tracking system until a better system is found. We have a right to cast a secret ballot, a right guaranteed by the state Constitution. While the current ballot-tracking system is well-intentioned, it is possible — improbable, yes, but not impossible — to identify a voter and how he or she voted. And that violates the secret-ballot provision of the state Constitution. How important is a secret ballot? Ask voters in Zimbabwe.

Youngquist chosen to assist in Oxfam Change initiative

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

Lindsey Youngquist, 2007 graduate of Friday Harbor High School, was chosen along with 50 other college students to fly to Boston, Mass., to participate in Oxfam America’s CHANGE Initiative, the last week of July.

Shaw Island educator named field director of program in Alaska

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

Shaw Island native Elaine B. Griffin has been appointed field director of the Horatio Alger Association in Alaska.

District 3 firefighters extinguish brush fire on Bailer Hill

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

District 3 firefighters extinguished a brush fire on Bailer Hill’s Botsford Lane midday July 22.

Eluding and DUI charges dropped; 10 days for lesser offense

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

A San Juan Island man accused of leading an officer on a brief high-speed chase will serve 10 days in jail or on work crew after pleading guilty to a lesser offense.

Decatur man pleads guilty to lesser offense

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

A Decatur man arrested on a felony drug charge in a raid by state and federal officers in October will likely serve five days in jail or on work crew for trying to buy 40 grams or more of marijuana.

School administrators offer to forego pay hike

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

San Juan Island School District principals, administrators and district office staff had offered to forego their allotted 4.4 percent pay increase in the strained school budget for 2008-09, but they didn’t get their wish.

Cameras, cell phones, video recorders banned from county Elections office

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

New rules approved recently by the San Juan County Canvassing Board prohibit the use of cameras, cell phones and video recorders in the Elections Office while ballots are being processed or tabulated.

Elections officers reach out to Latino voters

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Secretary of State’s Elections Division is stepping up efforts to reach out to Spanish-speaking voters.

Changes in 40th District Senate race

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

State Senate candidate Ken Henderson picked up two key endorsements last week: those of retiring senator Harriet Spanel and Paul Gonzalez, a former Mount Vernon City Council member who dropped out of the Senate race.

Updated: Plane lands in water off Johns Island; no injuries reported

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 3:36PM

A West Coast Air floatplane made an emergency landing in the water off the east coast of Johns Island shortly after noon today. Four people were reportedly taken aboard the sailboat Winddancer. Undersheriff Jon Zerby reported at 12:58 p.m. that there were no injuries. All people on board are believed to have been accounted for. There were early reports that one of the plane's engines was on fire, but that could not be immediately confirmed.

Two very special events for First Nations artist, Rande Cook

  • Jul 1, 2008 at 5:00PM updated Jul 25, 2013 at 12:05PM

A blessing of two totem poles created by two prominent First Nations artists, Rande Cook and Calvin Hunt, took place at the new owners’ home on San Juan Island, June 20 during an unusually warm and perfect summer evening.

Updated: San Juan's Relay for Life begins today at 5:30 p.m.

  • Jul 25, 2008 at 6:00AM updated at 12:04PM

They walk for their wives, their husbands, their parents and their children. Sometimes they walk for themselves. Breast cancer, skin cancer, leukemia, prostate cancer, lung cancer ... the list of deadly culprits is as endless as the list of loved ones cancer has taken away.

Relay for Life profile: Carl Stoddard

  • Jul 25, 2008 at 11:38AM

Carl Stoddard has survived melanoma, bladder cancer, prostate cancer and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Remarkably, his name has been changed to "Comeback Kid."

In passing, as in life, San Juan’s Mr. Christmas left ’em smiling

  • Jul 24, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 3:43PM

It was a gathering Jimmie Jones would have liked. The sun shone brightly in a clear sky at this spot overlooking San Juan Valley, a spot he once told his family was the most beautiful place on the island. People shared funny stories. This was Jones’ funeral, but there was more laughter than tears. Then, as the small group of mourners dispersed, a plane flew overhead, as if in salute to this World War II airman who loved the skies.

Encampment at English Camp July 26-27

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jul 24, 2013 at 12:56PM

The National Park Service's 10th annual “Encampment” at English Camp July 26-27

Inter Island Medical Center to host open house farewell to Dr. Moran on Monday

  • Jul 24, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 11:03AM

Inter Island Medical Center hosts an open house farewell to Dr. Greg Moran on July 28, 5-7 p.m., in the medical center lobby. The event is open to the public.

Canoe Journey comes to San Juan today

  • Jul 24, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 9:04AM

Twelve, possibly 13, Coast Salish canoes depart Shaw Island for Roche Harbor this morning, as part of the 2008 Intertribal Canoe Journey. Canoes are expected to begin arriving at Roche Harbor early afternoon.

Orcas Island man swims channel for cancer awareness

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jul 24, 2013 at 6:29AM

Orcas Island resident Damien Stark will swim the Anacortes-to-Friday Harbor ferry route — 19.5 miles — Saturday and Sunday because he believes “There is no greater joy than ... not the swimming itself, but the ability to use swimming in order to help someone else.” This has been what he calls his personal mantra as he swims almost every other day, all year long, in East Sound. And this is how “Swimming the Crossing for Breast Cancer” began.

Coast Salish canoes visit the San Juans this week

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jul 24, 2013 at 6:28AM

Lummi, Nooksack, Samish, Suquamish, Swinomish and Tulalip canoes arrive in the San Juans this week en route to Duncan, B.C., as part of the 2008 Canoe Journey.

Relay for Life Profile: Alice Gertrude Douglas Groseclose

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 5:09PM

Relay for Life — Friday, 5:30 p.m., to Saturday, 11 a.m., on the Friday Harbor High School football field — raises money for the American Cancer Society. To put a face on the fight against cancer and encourage participation in Relay for Life, families submitted to The Journal photos of loved ones who fought the battle. See SanJuanJournal.com for other profiles

Relay for Life Profile: Sheila McLaglen

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 5:08PM

Relay for Life — Friday, 5:30 p.m., to Saturday, 11 a.m., on the Friday Harbor High School football field — raises money for the American Cancer Society. To put a face on the fight against cancer and encourage participation in Relay for Life, families submitted to The Journal photos of loved ones who fought the battle. See SanJuanJournal.com for other profiles

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