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Pleased with service and smiles at islands' restaurants

  • Aug 3, 2010 at 12:26PM

Mrs. Miller, I hope you give your island another chance, it deserves one. Everyone has an off day, but here we have fewer than most.

Two letters illustrate cohesion in department regarding candidate

  • Aug 3, 2010 at 12:03PM

I believe Ms. Fjellman, and indeed, virtually all of the other letter writers who felt the members of the Sheriff's Office should have stayed silent, have missed the fairly obvious common thread in the deputies' letters.

Don't miss Island Stage Left's 'Henry V'

  • Aug 3, 2010 at 12:09PM

Please don’t let your summer go by without seeing Island Stage Left’s “Henry V.” I went last weekend only because I never miss a Stage Left production. I had never read nor seen nor had any special desire to see this particular play because I had assumed it would be some kind of historical exercise about events which would have little relevance in today’s world. Frankly, I assumed it would be kind of a yawner. I was wrong, wrong, wrong.

Looking forward to a bumper crop of County Fair entries

  • Aug 3, 2010 at 12:05PM

The County Fair is coming up fast and gardeners are probably planning their entries in the Flower and Fruit and Vegetable halls. We would like to remind entrants that the Horticultural entries have special green Exhibitor Tags which will be available at the public libraries. Each tag has two numbered parts which are separated after judging so our collator can fill in the details of the entry and awards on the white sheets everyone will provide.

Desire for respectful dialogue regarding the American Camp rabbits

  • Aug 3, 2010 at 11:51AM

I have come to the difficult (and heart-wrenching) conclusion that the rabbits of South Beach have to go, for the betterment of the long-term health of the native ecosystem and its native inhabitants.

Journal endorses candidate for San Juan County sheriff in Aug. 4 edition

  • Aug 3, 2010 at 11:09AM

The Journal of the San Juan Islands announces its endorsement for sheriff in its Aug. 4 edition. "The Journal of the San Juan Islands did not make lightly its endorsement in the race for San Juan County sheriff," the editorial states. "Five very fine candidates. We’ve studied each candidate’s background, experience and record. We’ve pored over each candidate’s issues and priorities. We’ve interviewed. We’ve covered the forums and studied the Q&As."

San Juan County Fair is Aug. 18-21; here's a look back at the 2009 fair

  • Aug 3, 2010 at 11:24AM

The San Juan County Fair is Aug. 18-21. The theme is "Locally Grown." The fair features four days of competition, live entertainment (the headliners are bluegrass/Celtic rock group Clumsy Lovers), equestrian events, exhibits, rides and shows.

San Juan County Fair is Aug. 18-21; here's a look back at the 2009 fair

  • Aug 21, 2009 at 3:00PM updated Aug 3, 2010 at 10:54AM

The San Juan County Fair is Aug. 18-21. The theme is "Locally Grown." The fair features four days of competition, live entertainment (the headliners are bluegrass/Celtic rock group Clumsy Lovers), equestrian events, exhibits, rides and shows.

Near miss: tug carrying 8 million gallons of diesel loses propulsion near San Juans

  • Jul 29, 2010 at 10:00AM updated Aug 2, 2010 at 10:55AM

The state Department of Ecology (Ecology) and U.S. Coast Guard monitored the 170-meter tug and barge "Commitment" that lost propulsion and went adrift shortly after 1 p.m. on July 28 in the Strait of Juan de Fuca about 19 miles northwest of Port Angeles, posing the risk of an oil spill.

Claire Burke graduates from Evergreen State College | Newsmakers

  • Jul 29, 2010 at 8:00AM updated Aug 2, 2010 at 5:26AM

Claire Burke, daughter of Cynthia and Christopher Burke of Friday Harbor, graduated from The Evergreen State College in Olympia on June 11.

Dive team members endorse Asher for sheriff

  • Jul 30, 2010 at 3:30PM

Under Jeff Asher’s leadership, this dive team has gained a reputation as a competent and respected dive team among state and national rescue teams. Jeff has demonstrated to us the qualities and policies that he proposes to implement as sheriff, including careful personnel selection with an eye toward a commitment to excellence. He promotes skill development and retention as well as continued procedural review and assessment. Teamwork and personal accountability are hallmarks of Jeff’s leadership.

Public officials should project cohesion, not conflict

  • Jul 27, 2010 at 12:00PM updated Jul 30, 2010 at 3:28PM

The three letters concerning the county sheriff election left me wondering just how safe we are if those responding to personal or public situations are as unsupportive of each other as it appears. I had a career where it was imperative that the members of the team had each other's backs at all times. With that came the responsibility of projecting that support to anyone, either in contact with or observing us, to maintain confidence in our abilities.

A safe way to get rid of unused drugs | Editorial

  • Jul 30, 2010 at 11:51AM

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Department, the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition and local pharmacies will accept expired and unused medications on the first Wednesday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning Aug. 4. A sheriff’s deputy will be on site during those hours to collect the medication.

All sheriff candidates will attend Q&A at Salmon BBQ and Tea Party July 31 at the Big Red Barn

  • Jul 30, 2010 at 10:00AM

About 16 candidates for eight elected positions — including all five candidates for San Juan County sheriff — will attend the Salmon BBQ and Tea Party on July 31 — Saturday — 2-6 p.m., at the Big Red Barn, 1721 Cattle Point Road in Friday Harbor.

Opportunities to meet Jeff Asher July 31, Aug. 1, Aug. 6 | San Juan County Sheriff

  • Jul 30, 2010 at 9:55AM

Islanders have several upcoming opportunities to meet Jeff Asher, candidate for San Juan County sheriff. Hear what he has to say, ask questions, and get to know your candidate.

Friday Harbor's Fletcher Vynne, now an AppleSox assistant coach, is winning them over in Wenatchee

  • Jul 29, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Jul 30, 2010 at 9:22AM

How about a job where you're greeted by applause and cheering several times in a days work? That's what Friday Harbor's Fletcher Vynne experiences every time the Wenatchee AppleSox play a home game.

Common Sense Alliance hosts forum tonight on Critical Areas Ordinance updates

  • Jul 30, 2010 at 6:00AM updated at 9:01AM

A public forum, "San Juan County's Critical Areas: Common Sense and Land Use Regulation," is Friday -- tonight -- 5-7 p.m., in Friday Harbor High School's Turnbull Gym. The forum is presented by the Common Sense Alliance.

13th annual Encampment July 31 at English Camp; Candlelight Ball at 8 p.m.

  • Jul 30, 2010 at 7:19AM

Re-enactors from throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada will once again celebrate peace as they gather for the 13th annual Encampment, July 31 -- Saturday -- on the English Camp parade ground. The event is free except where noted. Disabled persons should call the park at 378-2240, ext. 2228/2229 or 378-4409 for special access information.

San Juan County solid waste survey is in the mail, online

  • Jul 30, 2010 at 5:51AM

A survey questionnaire about how San Juan County should approach current and future challenges in dealing with solid and hazardous waste has been mailed to about half of the households in San Juan County.

Your chance to own a Spivey: San Juan Island Library auctioning works from its art collection Friday and Saturday

  • Jul 30, 2010 at 6:18AM

In conjunction with the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale on July 30 and 31 -- Friday and Saturday -- the library will offer works from its permanent art collection for sale by sealed bid. The sale will be held at Friday Harbor Elementary School on Grover Street. The sale starts on July 30 with a special opening for members of the Friends only, from 6-8 p.m.

Fire risk is increasing throughout San Juan County

  • Jul 30, 2010 at 6:10AM

The state Department of Natural resources has advised that the entire region is experiencing warm, dry weather. This weather pattern is expected to continue into the foreseeable future, with very low chances for any appreciable rain. The risk of a serious fire is increasing as the area’s natural vegetation begins to dry out.

County health official: Three pertussis cases in San Juans

  • Jul 30, 2010 at 6:02AM

San Juan County Health Official Dr. Frank James reports that the county Health Department has received reports of three local cases of pertussis -- also known as whooping cough -- this month. He urges all county residents to make sure that their vaccinations are up to date and asks anyone with a cough or cold-like symptoms to take extra precautions to avoid contact with young children.

Town of Friday Harbor business license renewals are due by July 31

  • Jul 30, 2010 at 5:56AM

Town of Friday Harbor business license renewals are due by July 31. There is a 50 percent penalty for late renewals -- bumping what you owe from $42 to $63. All businesses that are no longer in business must notify the town in writing because the state auditors require written notification.

County: Public Works looking to relieve backups at San Juan Island Solid Waste Drop Box

  • Jul 30, 2010 at 5:46AM

Forty cars were already backed up from the entrance to the San Juan Island solid waste station when it opened at 10 a.m. on July 23, county Communications Manager Stan Matthews said. Workers reported that the backup persisted all day as 490 self-haul vehicles came through the station. "It was a rough start on the first week of a new operating schedule at the transfer station," Matthews reported in a press release.

Story needed on what we got for years of consultants, studies and citizen effort

  • Jul 30, 2010 at 5:34AM

I support the need for deliberation, debate, and the creation of alternative solutions for important issues, HOWEVER, The Journal could do a great service for the community by summarizing what was expended to give us deliberation, and alternatives over the last five or so years. How much money? How many studies, consultants, hours spent by committees, councils, answers to state agencies for noncompliance and all the effort and hours by citizen volunteers? And on and on. And what did we really get?

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