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Snow, ice keep mail from being delivered to some neighborhoods; postmaster expects all routes to be completed today
- Dec 18, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Dec 19, 2008 at 3:29PM
You know the motto associated with U.S. postal carriers: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." But freezing temperatures and icy roads apparently can slow them.
Late start for San Juan Island schools for fifth consecutive day; weather expected to get warmer Monday
- Dec 19, 2008 at 6:29AM
San Juan Island public school students will get to sleep in a little late today; schools will start 90 minutes later and buses will use snow routes for the fifth consecutive day. Freezing temperatures that arrived last weekend continue here today and will continue through this weekend.
- Dec 18, 2008 at 7:00AM updated at 4:28PM
A seat check on Monday and Tuesday morning found that most county employees were at their desk and offices were open for business and functioning normally despite the snow and ice, the county communications office reported Wednesday.
Town Council accepting public comment on possible Spring-Mullis street crosswalk and controlled stop
- Dec 18, 2008 at 7:00AM updated at 4:28PM
Dec. 4, the Town Council discussed the installation of a crosswalk and controlled stop at the intersection of Spring and Mullis streets. No action was taken. The discussion took place in an effort to respond to requests made to the town to address pedestrian crossing concerns associated with the Village at the Harbour assisted-living apartments, Inter Island Medical Center, Islands Convalescent Center and Friday Harbor MarketPlace.
- Dec 18, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 4:28PM
The Friday Harbor Town Council's 5:30 p.m. meeting today has been canceled because of inclement weather. The council will meet at noon in the Town Hall Council Chambers; the evening's agenda items have been moved to the noon meeting.
Weather forces more cancellations: Christmas Bird Count, Mark Gardner book-signing, Island Rec meeting, indoor sports programs
- Dec 18, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 4:28PM
The San Juan Islands Christmas Bird Count has been rescheduled for Jan. 3 because of weather. "Thank you to those that e-mailed me to support this change and thank you to the brave souls (only a couple) that were willing to brave the conditions," coordinator Barbara Jensen e-mailed.
- Dec 18, 2008 at 3:37PM
Gov. Christine Gregoire has proposed cutting the level of service in Washington State Ferries, including eliminating the Sidney run, in an effort to close a projected $5.7 billion shortfall. The 2009-11 state budget, proposed Dec. 18, closes the shortfall through a combination of program reductions; suspension of state employee, teacher and care worker salary increases; changes in pensions; and using the state’s rainy day fund.
- Dec 18, 2008 at 3:25PM
The staff of The Journal of the San Juan Islands wishes you and yours a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. We look forward to being your local information source and your partner for progress in 2009.
- Dec 18, 2008 at 11:17AM
General presents Roy Matsumoto with special medallion in recognition of his service to the United States
- Dec 17, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Dec 18, 2008 at 10:08AM
Jordan Nash notches double-double, 17 points and 10 rebounds, Ryan Aylward tallies 18 points in debut at home
- Dec 17, 2008 at 8:00PM updated Dec 18, 2008 at 7:26AM
San Juan Island public schools will start 90 minutes late Thursday, the fourth consecutive day of late starts because of the weather. Again, buses will use snow routes.
- Dec 18, 2008 at 7:13AM
A special meeting of the San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees is scheduled today at 11:30 a.m. to discuss hiring policy. The meeting, in the San Juan Island Library, 1010 Guard St., is open to the public.
- Dec 18, 2008 at 7:11AM
Five San Juan Island residents have completed their training and certification as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT-B) and are serving with San Juan Island EMS. The new EMTs at San Juan Island EMS are David Howitt, Humberto Orozco, Rebecca Phillips, Jeremy Talbott and Noah Waldron.
- Dec 17, 2008 at 3:44PM
Trish Lehman told me about David Bentley’s article, to “play tourist and shop Friday Harbor.” I jumped into the fray after she joyfully shared her positive experience and was reminded once again what a wealth of goodies and people we have here in Friday Harbor.
- Dec 17, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 1:48PM
Wednesday Church Night at St. David's Episcopal Church is cancelled because of weather
- Dec 17, 2008 at 10:52AM
The San Juan Island School District has canceled tonight's meeting regarding possible restructuring to erase a forecasted $717,000 budget deficit. The meeting was canceled because of snow. Superintendent Michael Soltman said he hopes to reschedule the meeting in early January, followed by a regular school board meeting Jan. 14.
- Dec 17, 2008 at 7:51AM
The arctic storm that reached the region late last week brought more snow to San Juan Island early today -- as well as a third consecutive late start for public schools. San Juan Island public schools will start 1.5 hours late and buses will use snow routes today.
- Dec 16, 2008 at 6:00AM updated at 1:17PM
The San Juan Anti-Litter Initiative meeting Thursday has been cancelled because of the weather. The next meeting is Jan. 15 ... Strider Construction Co. has stopped work on the upland sewer project until Jan. 5 due to inclement weather. The shutdown comes at no cost to the Town of Friday Harbor ...
- Dec 16, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 1:17PM
While an arctic front continues to push temperatures below freezing, now is the time to protect your home from frozen pipes and costly repairs. An average of a quarter-million families across the country experience severe damage to their homes each winter because water pipes freeze and burst.
- Dec 16, 2008 at 10:24AM
The next Chamber Downtown Forum will meet on Thursday, 8:30 a.m., at Whidbey Island Bank. Joy Sevier and Peggy Long, members of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, will facilitate the meeting, continuing the topic "What can we do NOW to improve our local economy?"
- Dec 16, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 8:32AM
San Juan Island public schools will start 1.5 hours late and buses will use snow routes today, for the second consecutive day. Island roads were expected to be icy this morning, following three days of frigid temperatures – Monday’s early-morning low of 13 was the coldest since 1990.
- Dec 16, 2008 at 6:30AM
As a proud graduate of Linfield College, I was pleased to finally see a bit about Friday Harbor's own Cole Franklin and his season with the Linfield football team this past season in The Journal.
- Dec 16, 2008 at 6:19AM
How do you spend snow days on San Juan Island? Perhaps sledding on a hilly street in the neighborhood. Or honing your snowboarding skills at Lafarge Community Park (aka the former gravel pit). Or building the perfect snowman. Or staying in where it's warm and baking the perfect pie.
- Dec 14, 2008 at 5:35PM
San Juan Island public schools will start 1.5 hours late and buses will use snow routes Monday.
- Dec 11, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Dec 14, 2008 at 1:32PM
And then there were two. Ten of Friday Harbor Middle School's best and brightest geography students took center stage Wednesday with the school's annual Geo Bee title up for grabs.
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