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- Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00AM
Ninety-five friends and family members gathered June 14 afternoon in the Friday Harbor Middle School commons to celebrate the graduation of nine seniors from Griffin Bay High School.
- Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00AM
Wolverine Richie Ochoa’s solid play this year did not go unnoticed as the state’s coaches and sportswriters named him a 1A/B All-State starter.
- Jun 23, 2008 at 2:20PM
A historic schooner that many locals have seen navigating island waters for years ran aground in Wasp Passage today. No injuries were reported.
- Jun 22, 2008 at 8:00AM updated Jun 23, 2013 at 8:37AM
James Leon Desermeaux, former San Juan County assessor and 42-year resident of Friday Harbor, has died. Mr. Desermeaux died at home on June 18. He was 75.
- Jun 20, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 4:05PM
A new report points to the progress the residents of the San Juan Islands have made in ecosystem protection efforts – and how those efforts can be a model for the restoration of the entire Puget Sound ecosystem. But it also shows that shoreline alterations are occurring in some of the most ecological sensitive areas of the islands, putting critical habitat at risk.
- Jun 19, 2008 at 12:31PM
Directing their energy: Auditions Monday for "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"
- Jun 19, 2008 at 8:00AM updated at 10:19AM
The Friday Harbor High School Concert Band won the 2008 Cruise Festival Overall Grand Championship Award for Concert Band Class AA, based on its performance during the cruise festival season onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise lines.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 19, 2013 at 10:09AM
To deal with the ongoing noxious weed problem, to increase the program’s ability to do public outreach and education, and to recruit and use more volunteer labor, Amanda Azous asked the council to consider granting an increase in the county’s Noxious Weed Control property assessment. The new fee would charge $8.10 for each parcel of land and 81 cents for each additional acre. She said 93 percent of the all parcel owners would pay less than $16.21 per year.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 19, 2013 at 10:09AM
Chamber Music San Juans presents “Music for a Summer Solstice” on the San Juan Community Theatre’s Whittier Stage on Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Artistic director and clarinetist Patricia Kostek brings together some of CMSJ’s favorite performers, including violinist Ron Patterson, violist Roxanna Patterson, and Grammy Award-nominee bassoonist Martin Kuuskman.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 19, 2013 at 10:09AM
SanJuanJournal.com's eye on the town is taking note of your attitude, your deeds, your jokes, your personality.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 19, 2013 at 10:07AM
It isn’t every organization that receives a $100 million matching grant from the Gates Foundation. Then again, Rotary International isn’t just any organization.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 19, 2013 at 10:06AM
Updates and announcements of various happenings in the San Juan Islands.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 19, 2013 at 9:53AM
On June 10, the County Council allocated $315,000, which the 2 percent tax is expected to generate in 2008, between eight local non-profits and two government agencies. Those allocations are based in large part on the recommendations of the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, which divvied up the projected total following a review of 25 funding requests.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated Jun 19, 2013 at 9:50AM
The following public agencies meet this week. The meetings are open to the public.
- Jun 16, 2008 at 10:30PM
A quick look at newsmakers around San Juan Island.
- Jun 17, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 18, 2013 at 5:00PM
The second annual Dragons Lacrosse Alumni Game began Saturday at Friday Harbor High School with some of the nicest weather most Dragons players have ever seen.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 4:54PM
A wrap of sporting events on San Juan Island.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 4:53PM
With two sailing events in one week, the Friday Harbor Sailing Club outdid itself.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 4:51PM
Dunkin’ at Sunken, the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Sunken Park, has been cancelled this year because of poor registration.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 4:51PM
It only took Rich Rae 14 years — and probably close to 1 million swings at a golf ball — to produce his first hole-in-one. It happened during Saturday Men’s Club competition at San Juan Golf and Country Club. He used a 9-iron to sink the hole-in-one on the 156-yard par 3 sixth hole.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 4:49PM
The U.S. Coast Guard is stepping up enforcement of rules prohibiting fishermen from allowing their vessels to drift while the entire crew sleeps.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 4:35PM
It was short notice, but it was done Jim Lehde’s way. Before Jim Fred Lehde died at home at the end of last month, he had ordered that his obituary be written by a good writer, former Journal staffer Chris Craven. He told her to keep it to 200 words — concise and straightforward, like any good news story.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 4:32PM
Citizens filled the Mullis Senior Community Center Wednesday with both support for and with concerns about a proposed Integrated Medical Center. Representatives from the Community Hospital Committee and PeaceHealth, which runs Saint Joseph's hospital in Bellingham were on hand to answer questions.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 3:18PM
For thousands of years before the Spaniards first saw the San Juans in 1791, the islands were the home of Coast Salish peoples and a culture that was intertwined with the natural beauty and resources offered by the archipelago. Coast Salish peoples were forced to move to reservations, but their cultures and ties to the islands — and those of other Northwest Coast Native peoples — survive. And in the next few weeks, several events will take place that will help San Juan residents connect with the original cultures of the islands.
- Jun 11, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 18, 2013 at 11:41AM
Step by step, we are working to restore the health of Puget Sound, the rivers and our Pacific coast.
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