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County offices reduce public hours beginning Monday

  • Jul 15, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 11:34AM

The hour changes were made official Tuesday after the County Council voted to give County Administrator Pete Rose the authority to modify the hours county agencies are open to the public for periods of up to three months.

Firefighters want to feed you lots of pancakes Saturday and Sunday

  • Jul 15, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 11:34AM

The Town of Friday Harbor and San Juan Island fire departments host their annual pancake breakfast at the town fire hall on July 18 and 19. They will serve from 7 a.m. to noon both days. Breakfast is a helping of ham, scrambled eggs, coffee, OJ and all the delicious pancakes you can eat.

Friday Harbor's Lynn Danaher tours 'The World'

  • Jul 15, 2009 at 9:19AM

Lynn Danaher of Friday Harbor, co-founder of the Pacific Islands Research Institute ( and a member of the Explorers Club, visited The World cruise ship when it anchored off San Juan Island July 5-6. Here is her account of her visit ...

Demands double for utility assistance programs, Food Bank services

  • Jul 14, 2009 at 3:24PM

Most years, the Town of Friday Harbor's utility payment assistance program gets only a few requests and money in the fund is carried over to the next year. Not in 2009. The fund was exhausted by July 2, with 11 households representing 23 individuals asking for help paying their water bills. That's up from five households in all of 2008, according to Joyce Sobel of the Family Resource Center, which administers the program for the town.

San Juan Island Community Foundation will award $50K to local non-profits to alleviate impacts of economic downturn

  • Jul 13, 2009 at 8:00PM updated Jul 14, 2009 at 10:33AM

The San Juan Island Community Foundation will award more than $50,000 in grants to local non-profits Wednesday, 5:30-7 p.m. in a ceremony at the San Juan Community Theatre. The event is open to the public. The funds will be used to support basic-food distribution, healthcare and children's services. A portion of the funds will be dedicated to improving the capacity of our existing community organizations that are faced with rapidly growing requests for services.

Friday Harbor alumni baseball game Aug. 1

  • Jul 13, 2009 at 5:00PM updated at 7:35PM

This year’s clash of Wolverines from seasons past is more than just a chance for former ball players to swat a clutch hit, snag a hot grounder or make a diving catch on a hot line drive (there will no doubt be a lot of that going on).

Island a la Carte coupon book: $2,000 in savings for $29.95

  • Jul 10, 2009 at 4:28PM

Island a la Carte, the new local coupon book created by Mullis Community Senior Center, contains — by Virginia Otto's estimate — about $2,000 worth of local savings. Here's the kicker: The book costs $29.95. And proceeds help support Mullis Center.

Charles A. Hudson | Passages

  • Jul 8, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Jul 10, 2009 at 3:13PM

Charles A. Hudson, “Charlie,” was born in Oklahoma on Sept. 15, 1967. Most of his adventures were in the Seattle area. Charlie moved to Lopez Island, Wash., in May 2002 and fell in love with the island and the people. He said this was the most beautiful place he had ever been.

'As You Like It': Another summer of Shakespeare by Island Stage Left

  • Jul 10, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 2:20PM

“Why then, can one desire too much of a good thing?” asks Rosalind in Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” In Island Stage Left’s presentation of this comedy, there’s no such thing as “too much of a good thing.”

Last chance to see ‘Life & Times of George Pickett’; historian Vouri ends 14-year run at SJCT

  • Jul 10, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 2:20PM

It’s soon the final curtain for San Juan Community Theatre’s longest-running play, “The Life & Times of General George Pickett.” Island historian Mike Vouri is closing the last chapter of his 14-year one-man drama tonight at 8 on the Whittier stage. Vouri said he’s grown out of the part (Vouri’s 61, and Pickett died when he was 50) and it’s time to move on to another history project.

Donovan and Betty Jane Craddock celebrate their 65th anniversary

  • Jul 10, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 2:20PM

Donovan and Betty Jane Craddock of Cape San Juan celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary July 18. The Craddocks are natives of Pueblo, Colo., and met in high school there. They were married July 18, 1944 in Pearl Island Chapel, Langley Field, Va.; three weeks later, Don piloted a B-17 to England and later flew 35 missions over Germany.

'Wednesday Lunch for All' at Mullis Center

  • Jul 10, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 2:20PM

The San Juan Island Community Foundation is funding "Wednesday Lunch for All" at Mullis Community Senior Center, beginning July 22. There is no age limit; lunch is open to all.

Kidde recalls dual sensor smoke alarms; can fail to warn of a fire

  • Jul 10, 2009 at 1:11PM

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Public Works will hire an engineer to manage San Juan Island transfer station project; will add $100K-150K to cost

  • Jul 10, 2009 at 2:02PM

San Juan County's Department of Public Works will cast a line outside its ranks to hook an engineer to oversee the pending construction of an improved solid-waste transfer station on San Juan Island. The expense of bringing an outside engineer onboard would be folded into the overall cost of the project and is expected to run somewhere between $100,000 and $150,000, according to Public Works Director Jon Shannon.

Singer Devorah is on her way to ABC Studios in Los Angeles — by bicycle

  • Jul 9, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jul 10, 2009 at 11:53AM

Singer-songwriter Devorah is on bicycle en route to ABC Studios in Los Angeles, hoping to arrive in time for her birthday Aug. 5. Devorah hopes to get an appearance on the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" show. She sent the following e-mail this morning. You can follow her bicycle tour on Twitter.

A well-deserved shout-out for a local firefighter | Editor's Notebook

  • Jul 8, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Jul 10, 2009 at 10:10AM

Here's a well-deserved shout-out for Paul Spencer, firefighter/mechanic for the Friday Harbor Fire Department. Spencer took a break from scrambling eggs at the department's July 5 pancake breakfast to help a Lummi Nation artist whose car wouldn't start.

Updated: Purchase agreement signed for hospital site

  • Jul 8, 2009 at 9:00AM updated Jul 10, 2009 at 9:31AM

PeaceHealth officials announced July 8 they have signed a purchase agreement on a 22-acre site near Friday Harbor Airport where they plan to build a new integrated medical center and critical access hospital, scheduled to open in summer 2012.

San Juan Golf and Country Club Women's Association is sponsoring a four-day women's golf clinic July 20-23

  • Jul 9, 2009 at 5:30PM

San Juan Golf and Country Club Women's Association is sponsoring a four-day women's golf clinic July 20-23. The clinic is open to members, non-members and newcomers to the game. Golf Pro Darren Black will lead the clinic; the fee is $10 each day.

Michael Hoeller, Me’tairie Kilpatrick-Boe receive first-degree black belts

  • Jul 9, 2009 at 4:29PM

Michael Hoeller, 12, and Me’tairie Kilpatrick-Boe, 14, were recently presented with their first-degree black belts by their instructor, Senior Master Michael Rennick. The two students had tested for their belts in March, and thus were surprised and thrilled when they received their belts in class on June 1.

Economic recovery funding is available for Class A water systems

  • Jul 9, 2009 at 11:21AM

Economic recovery funding is available for Class A water systems (15 or more homes), and smaller systems combining to become Class A, through the Department of Health Drinking Water State Revolving Funds program. Priority will be given to improvements that address new sources, or treatment that addresses bacteriological, protozoan or chemical contaminants that affect public health. Applications need to be made this summer.

A lollypop-ular float in the Friday Harbor Fourth of July Parade

  • Jul 9, 2009 at 10:55AM

Adam Ledgerwood, Keira Gorski and Vincent Huerta of Stepping Stones wave to the crowds in the Friday Harbor Fourth of July Parade. Their day care center was incorrectly identified in the July 8 Journal, page 12. For more pictures from the island's Fourth of July celebrations, see the July 8 Journal and

You just might want to sit somewhere else

  • Jul 8, 2009 at 2:00PM updated at 4:58PM

Some people think ground-level power transformers are eyesores. Others have larger concerns: the health effects from the EMF, or electromagnetic field, radiation the transformers release.

CDPD Director Henrickson gone in 'reorganization' of county planning department

  • Jul 8, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 2:43PM

San Juan County Administrator Pete Rose announced today that Ron Henrickson, director of Community Development and Planning, has "left the county’s staff" in a departmental reorganization. The reorganization will move elements of CDPD into the County Administration and the Health and Community Services departments.

A lot of winners on the Fourth of July

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jul 8, 2009 at 11:16AM

This year's Fourth of July celebration will long be remembered for its crowds, its commemorations of the town and fire department centennials, and the presence of Lummi Indian Nation representatives as grand marshals of Friday Harbor's parade. But it will also be remembered for its winners.

Get involved in the Critical Areas Ordinance discussion

  • Jul 8, 2009 at 10:51AM

I spent a career in Alaska, watching clear-cuts take place. And sitting in lectures in which “biologists” told us that clear-cuts were GOOD for deer. Yeah. With slash 8 feet deep, hillsides eroding into the streams in the rain, and drying up when it was sunny. Unhappily, similar things are happening around here. Not as bad as clear-cuts, or maybe they are as bad, everything considered.

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