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- Apr 14, 2009 at 11:10AM
A bocce ball court is being developed in front of the old kilns next to Quarryman Hall at Roche Harbor Village. The court is expected to be completed by June, according to Pat Carver of the Roche Harbor Village staff.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 10:56AM
Never mind the small ball. The Friday Harbor softball team flexed its muscles at the plate in tattooing back-to-back losses on Concrete Saturday at home. The Wolverines outscored the Lions by a combined score of 25-1 in a convincing sweep of the league doubleheader.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 10:46AM
Forget about a repeat of last season’s undefeated run through the regular season. Concrete rebounded from a 9-0 loss in the opening game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Hartman Field and dealt the Wolverines a decisive 9-1 defeat in the sequel.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 10:45AM
Spring break is over and prep sports are in full swing. Here's the (busy) schedule for San Juan Island's high school athletes.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 10:27AM
The Friday Harbor Sailing Club announces the following sailboat race series. Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Griffin Bay and San Juan Channel. PHRF and Cruising divisions. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Griffin Bay and San Juan Channel. PHRF and Cruising divisions. The event is a two-day racing series sponsored by the Friday Harbor Sailing Club. Register online at www.fridayharborsailing.com. Entry fee: $10, covers both days sailing. Race one or both.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 10:31AM
The San Juan Dragons’ home lacrosse game Saturday vs. Lynnwood was rescheduled because of spring break. The Dragons (3-2) travel today to Skagit Valley (0-4). See SanJuanJournal.com for results.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 10:29AM
Purple & Gold, the support group for San Juan Island School District athletics, is sponsoring a fund-raising event to pay for the Friday Harbor High School fall sports program. A barbecued dinner, dance, live music and auction are scheduled May 2, 5 p.m., at Beaverton Valley Business Park.
- Apr 13, 2009 at 7:39PM
A San Juan Island man accused of cutting his dog's throat and assaulting a neighbor who tried to rescue it will face a series of criminal charges, including animal cruelty.
- Apr 9, 2009 at 3:35PM
Decibel levels of sonar pings recorded off the west side of San Juan Island April 7-8 may have been the same level as sonar pings implicated in the deaths of several beaked whales in the Bahamas in October 2003. That's according to Dr. Val Veirs, president of The Whale Museum board and professor emeritus of physics at Colorado College. Hydrophones operated by The Whale Museum and Beam Reach Marine Science and Sustainability School started recording sonar pings and what sounded like garbled human speech beginning at 7 p.m. on April 7. The pings and sounds continued into the early morning.
- Apr 8, 2009 at 10:00AM updated Apr 9, 2009 at 3:09PM
A busy schedule of Easter activities and services is planned this week, capped by Easter egg hunts at Jackson Beach and Roche Harbor.
- Apr 9, 2009 at 3:05PM
More than $130,000 is included in the state's proposed capital budget for development of up to 15 trails in the 112-acre Cattle Point Natural Resource Conservation Area on San Juan Island. The money is intended for preservation work as well. Specifically, the money is budgeted for "natural areas facilities preservation and access." The proposed capital budget also includes nearly $1 million to repair the wastewater system in Moran State Park on Orcas Island.
- Apr 3, 2009 at 3:00PM updated Apr 9, 2009 at 10:48AM
Senate Bill 5688 and House Bill 1727 confer all the rights of marriage to domestic partnerships, stopping only at giving them the actual recognition of “marriage,” but proponents are adamant that will be the next step.
- Apr 8, 2009 at 4:25PM
Time will tell whether an environmental impact statement on proposed solid waste transfer station sites is up to snuff. The County Council agreed on Tuesday to move forward with selecting a site for a new solid-waste transfer station on San Juan Island and to let the pending challenge of that impact statement play out at some point down the road.
- Apr 8, 2009 at 2:00PM updated at 5:27PM
It's been said that if you want to stop growth in your neighborhood, open a hog farm. But could the threat of a hog farm influence the county's decision on where to site a new solid waste transfer station? E.J. Thorndike has made known his opposition to the possible location of a waste transfer station on Daniel Lane.
- Apr 8, 2009 at 5:13PM
Franchesca Hanna of Friday Harbor and Arcata, Calif., and Joseph Addison of Arcata, Calif., are happy to announce the birth of their son, Taos Kai Addison.
- Apr 8, 2009 at 4:51PM
He was kind of the "town dawg" and folks are already telling me how much they miss him. I miss him terribly, of course, and already am experiencing some "ghosting" going on around the house. (Wasn't that something brown and white I saw coming out of the bedroom?)
- Apr 8, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 2:51PM
Orca advocate Jeanne Hyde reports on her blog, whale-of-a-porpoise.blogspot.com, that loud pings believed to be from a ship's sonar were recorded over an eight-hour period in Haro Strait Tuesday and today.
- Apr 8, 2009 at 12:56PM
The Friday Harbor Wolverines are ranked ninth in among state 1A baseball teams, according to WashingtonBaseballPoll.com. The poll was founded in 1978 by Lem Elway, retired Anacortes High School baseball coach and teacher. Rankings are based on team performance with input from coaches and newspaper sports reporters.
- Apr 8, 2009 at 12:26PM
Friends of the San Juans, the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee and the San Juan Island Association of Realtors are hosting "Water in San Juan County," a for-credit workshop for real estate professionals.
- Apr 8, 2009 at 10:06AM
My wife, Rachel, and I walk in memory of my mother Lynda, and all those who have lost loved ones to cancer. We also walk for the survivors who are fighting. We walk in hope that people will not suffer from cancer in the future.
- Apr 7, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Apr 8, 2009 at 9:23AM
I read the recent editorial regarding the restoration of American Camp prairie ("Restoring a great natural place," page 6A, April 1 Journal). Your editorial neglected to mention that "restoring" the prairie would involved multiple applications of herbicides and extensive burning of hundreds of acres. This process seems inconsistent with "restoring the natural balance."
- Apr 7, 2009 at 5:21PM
Everywhere this old dinosaur goes these days, he’s confronted with condolences about the death of the newspaper business, the “fact” that the Internet is taking over, that you have to know texting and tweeting and Blackberry lingo to keep up with modern times. Well, as I did when radio was going to be our downfall, and then television, I feel sure, as my mother used to say, “This too shall pass” (TTSP to you tweetybirds). Why, just last Saturday night, I had a great example.
- Apr 7, 2009 at 4:44PM
April gives us a lot more to think about than spring. This month is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Alcohol Awareness Month — three issues that plague our society yet three issues on which we can make such a big difference. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of the San Juan Islands is using this month to make you aware of some important facts.
- Apr 7, 2009 at 4:42PM
Hard times are always harder on children. The challenges of ordinary life are magnified when the stress of economic difficulty is imposed on a family. Foreclosures, layoffs and budget woes can lead to desperate behaviors. The overall gloom of the times affects even those who are not at immediate risk.
- Apr 7, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 2:13PM
The San Juan Island School Board plans to hire an interim school superintendent for the 2009-10 school year. The decision was made Monday at a special school board meeting in the district office. A job description will be posted on the San Juan Island School District Web site. The deadline for applications and resumes is May 8.
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