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- Jan 7, 2009 at 10:10AM
We commend the county Solid Waste Advisory Committee for its work in studying the options for a solid waste transfer station site on San Juan Island. However, in its recommendation, the committee failed to provide compelling reasons why the Beaverton Valley Road site is more suitable for a solid waste transfer station. At this point, The Journal is compelled to stick to its earlier editorial arguments that the solid waste transfer station should stay on Sutton Road.
- Jan 7, 2009 at 9:42AM
No services will be held and in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes and the San Juan Islands.
- Jan 7, 2009 at 6:00AM updated at 8:07AM
A meeting is scheduled tonight at 6 in Anacortes City Hall to discuss ways to save the Sidney, B.C. ferry run. The meeting, coordinated by the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, is part of Anacortes' "Save Our Ferry" Campaign.
- Jan 6, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Jan 7, 2009 at 6:28AM
Jacob William Wright was born to Orcas Island parents Amanda Murray Wright and Buddy Wright on Jan. 5, 2009 at Island Hospital in Anacortes -- the first baby to be born to San Juan County parents in 2009.
- Jan 6, 2009 at 7:04PM
Bob passed Jan. 4, 2009 of natural causes. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lolly; his daughters, Diane and Nancy; his son-in-law, Thomas; grandchildren, May and Leif; and cousins, Mrs. Douglas Steele of Lake Forest and Jaci Wisniewski of San Dimas.
- Jan 6, 2009 at 4:41PM
We enter 2009 with many concerns about the local, state and national economy. But to understand our economic condition, we have to remember exactly how bad things have been to appreciate how well off most of us are today.
- Jan 6, 2009 at 3:16PM
Fresh off a legislative win last year that saw first-of-its-kind consumer protection laws enacted, state Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Mount Vernon, is planning another bout against so-called “spy technology” devices.
- Jan 6, 2009 at 2:58PM
Warren Eugene Stanton of Friday Harbor, Wash., died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 in Friday Harbor. He was 66. He was born on Sept. 13, 1942 in Portland, Ore., the son of Howard and Rhea (Conn) Stanton.
- Jan 6, 2009 at 2:51PM
Fall 2009 will see a new fact in the hallways and playgrounds of Lopez School. There will be a new principal, serving kindergarten through 12th grade, replacing current principal Roland MacNichol, who will be retiring at the end of the current school year.
- Jan 5, 2009 at 6:00PM
I am trying to imagine how it would feel to be told, in your early 30s, that “you might end up in a wheelchair by your 50s.”
- Jan 5, 2009 at 1:10PM
In a special session today, the San Juan County Council voted 4-2 to grant a $3 dollar-per-parcel increase in the Noxious Weed Control Levy. The new annual levy will total $6.25 per parcel of non-forest land, plus 62.5 cents per acre.
- Jan 5, 2009 at 1:14PM
The holidays are over and I would like to thank the generous people who turned in “Turkey Cards” to King's Market for the Friday Harbor Food Bank. We were given 125 turkeys to give out to our customers and the balance from the cards toward hams we gave out for Christmas.
- Jan 5, 2009 at 1:03PM
If you can remain calm while all around you there is public outrage, then perhaps you don’t fully understand the situation. I don’t know what happens to people when they go to work for the government but it seems that they must be de-programmed and re-booted with fuzzy logic. It seems to me that since our newfangled form of leadership, “Home Rule,” we have created even more layers of government nitwitians.
- Jan 5, 2009 at 10:46AM
“Phoenix Island” is one of those books I can’t decide whether to love or hate. The cover art implies a bodice ripper, and sex and violence both run an undercurrent through the book, yet neither erupt with the force that their foreshadowing imply. The writing verges on potboiler, but the survival story it tells is certainly relevant, and of widespread current interest. It sold a million copies in its day.
- Jan 2, 2009 at 4:19PM
The Winter Farmers Market is Jan. 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday Harbor High School Commons (enter on Guard Street). "Hypnotic New Year’s Resolutions" is Jan. 3, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Lopez Island Library.
- Dec 30, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jan 2, 2009 at 3:53PM
Islanders have suggested these ways to show care to Beth Hudson, who is recovering at Harborview Medical Center from injuries sustained in a vehicle collision Dec. 21 on Portland Fair Road.
- Jan 2, 2009 at 3:43PM
Entries are being accepted for the Chili Cook-Off to be held at the San Juan County Fairgrounds on Jan. 24, 2-6 p.m. Entrants will offer their most delicious creations in vying for bragging rights to the best chili on the island, as well as a first prize of $200. The competition is open to individuals, groups, organizations and professionals. Families and chili fans will be able to sample all of the fare and cast their votes for their favorite concoction.
- Jan 2, 2009 at 8:00AM updated at 3:02PM
The Island Museum of Art starts the new year with a new name and a new mission. The name: Its parent organization is now the San Juan Islands Museum of Art and Sculpture Park, or IMA -- the result of the merger of Westcott Bay Institute for Art & Nature, which operated the museum and Westcott Bay Sculpture Park; and the Visual Arts Museum of San Juan County, which had proposed building an accredited art museum in the San Juans. The immediate mission: To find a new museum site. The museum moved Dec. 31 out of the former Spring Tree Restaurant building, owned by David and Cloud McCauley, who had allowed the museum free use of the space for the last couple of years.
- Jan 2, 2009 at 3:01PM
The required number of signatures for a citizen initiative to the ballot this year is 241,153, which, under state law, is the required 8 percent of the total number of votes cast in the November 2008 gubernatorial race.
- Jan 2, 2009 at 2:17PM
O. Christian Nelson of Friday Harbor, a retired interpreter with East Bay Regional Parks in Oakland, Calif., is the recipient of the National Association for Interpretation’s Outstanding Senior/Retired Interpreter Award for 2008.
- Dec 16, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jan 2, 2009 at 12:54PM
The following local business people have been elected officers of the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce for 2009 ...
- Jan 2, 2009 at 12:51PM
Dr. Edwin Dolan, resident of Lopez Island and author of books and articles on banking, monetary policy and environmental issues, leads a free seminar titled, "Understanding the Financial Crisis — Past, Present and Future Realities," three days on three islands this month.
It’s still ‘the word’; Friday Harbor High School’s drama group presents ‘Grease’ at San Juan Community Theatre
- Jan 2, 2009 at 7:56AM
Rock into the new year with the hit Broadway show, “Grease,” performed by the Friday Harbor High School Drama Group, Jan. 8-11 at the San Juan Community Theatre. This smash-hit musical — the eighth longest-running Broadway show — is the second high school musical ever performed by the drama group.
- Jan 2, 2009 at 8:23AM
The roads had finally been cleared of snow thanks to a brief blast of warmer weather. But inside Turnbull Gym, the Wolverines were ice-cold on the offensive end and struggled to score in a 52-41 loss Tuesday at home to Mount Baker.
- Jan 2, 2009 at 8:24AM
Outgunned and out-of-synch, the Friday Harbor girls basketball team suffered its third loss of the season Tuesday at home in a deflating 56-19 defeat at the hands of Division 2A Mount Baker High.
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