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Free fair admission passes draw a big crowd at Palace Theater

  • Aug 12, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Aug 13, 2009 at 7:04AM

Maddy Anderson and Sarah Ayre of the Palace Theater had handed out about 150 free season passes to children by 8:30 a.m. on opening day of the fair, Wednesday. A sizable crowd lined up outside the theater and employees started handing out the passes at about 8:25 a.m. Tickets are available Thursday and Friday; preference will be given to children from other islands Saturday.

Corrected: Spooked horse knocks down, steps on teen girl

  • Aug 10, 2009 at 10:00AM updated Aug 12, 2009 at 5:22PM

A 16-year-old girl said she was injured Aug. 10 when her horse got spooked and knocked her down. The girl responded to an earlier SanJuanJournal.com story that a 15-year-old girl had fallen from, and was stepped on, by a horse at the San Juan County Fairgrounds Aug. 10. That information was received as medical personnel were being dispatched to the scene.

Updated: This year's San Juan County Fair is a little easier on the pocketbook

  • Aug 11, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 3:17PM

The Palace Theater in Friday Harbor is making available a limited number of free youth admission tickets to the San Juan County Fair. Each day of the fair, the Palace Theater will give away tickets at the theater from 8:30-11 a.m., or until the day’s supply is gone, whichever is sooner. Each person can pick up a ticket only for him or herself.

Buzzell, Nightingale win Member/Guest Tournament | Golf

  • Aug 11, 2009 at 1:33PM

Bob Buzzell and Steve Nightingale made the most out of back-to-back days on the course to claim first place this weekend in the San Juan Golf and Country Club Member/Guest Tournament. The newly-minted champs edged out Jim Cox and Bill Jennings by two strokes to capture both the crown and club bragging rights.

Full house at Larsen’s meeting on veterans issues; House calls for $14.5 billion funding increase for VA, $12.4 million set aside for Mitchell Hill, Cattle Point Road

  • Aug 11, 2009 at 9:07AM

His latest appearances in Northwest Washington have been dominated by discord over the effort to reform the nation’s healthcare system. But on Monday in Friday Harbor, Congressman Rick Larsen got a break. For the better part of an hour, Larsen, D-Bellingham, and regional Veterans Administration officials were able to talk to and listen to local military veterans regarding issues that matter most to them, and about the new services and initiatives that the federal agency has in store.

PeaceHealth’s first project on San Juan Island: digital mammography

  • Aug 10, 2009 at 3:28PM

PeaceHealth and Mount Baker Imaging have reequipped the mammography room at Inter Island Medical Center with digital mammography equipment. The result, according to Amy St. Cloud of St. Joseph Hospital: “It’s a quicker exam and easier to work through. The images are digital, so they are more clear and detailed.” On-island digital mammography will “save residents an off-island trip for this advanced and potentially life-saving procedure.”

Rep. Larsen visits Friday Harbor today, will meet with veterans and businesses

  • Aug 10, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 11:06AM

Rep. Rick Larsen meets with veterans today at 11:30 a.m. in the American Legion Hall. He is also scheduled to walk downtown with Sam Jacobson, a member of the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce board of directors, and visit local businesses.

Continued noncompliance with guidelines requires the implementation of orca protections | Guest Column

  • Aug 10, 2009 at 8:34AM

With the recent news that NOAA Fisheries has proposed vessel regulations to reduce vessel disturbance to the endangered population of Southern Resident killer whales, it is important that everyone take the time to better understand the very real issues we are facing.

Friday Harbor Town Council may reconsider driveway request

  • Aug 9, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 9:01PM

David Taylor of Guard Street found at least one sympathetic ear Thursday on the Town Council in his renewed quest to install a driveway on his property. Town law requires that homes on his block of Guard Street access their properties via Jensen Alley, to keep vehicles from backing onto Guard Street. But long before Taylor bought his home, his lot was subdivided and a home built behind his.

Libraries show film about architect and artist James Hubbell

  • Aug 7, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 2:11PM

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art and Sculpture Park is co-sponsoring a series of DVD viewings with the island libraries of acclaimed architect James Hubbell’s life work, to prepare for his appearance at several public events on San Juan Island Sept. 3-5.

Friday Harbor High School Class of 1959 reunion Sept. 12-13

  • Aug 7, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 2:11PM

Friday Harbor High School's Class of 1959 will have a reunion Sept. 12 and 13 at the Medallion Hotel at Smokey Point. "The class had 12 graduates," classmate Cookie Tuck-Lowe said. "You may not have graduated with this class, but you are part of the memories. We would love to have you join us."

CAO science must be applicable to the San Juans | Guest Column

  • Aug 7, 2009 at 9:38AM

At one time, the Best Available Science told us only that the earth was flat and that it rotated around the sun. This was based on limited observations without correct scientific study. Unfortunately, we have a similar situation facing San Juan County today. It is of the utmost importance that as legislators you maintain the independence of science from policy pressures. This is the only way to ensure legitimacy and quality of science.

Paul Jaholkowski's family thanks community for expressions of sympathy

  • Aug 7, 2009 at 6:00AM updated at 9:04AM

On Sunday, July 26, our beloved son, Paul Jaholkowski, was tragically killed after being hit by a car on Lopez Island. We would like to thank all the thoughtful people of your community for all the kind cards, e-mails and phone calls we received.

Another inconvenient truth regarding fireworks

  • Aug 7, 2009 at 8:36AM

It has been a month now and I have searched each issue of The Journal for the expected reports of fireworks-caused forest fires, homes and barns burned down, human deaths or injuries from fireworks, even reports of animal injury. And what horror stories have I found? None! Nothing, nada, zero. Another safe and sane Fourth of July!

Another inconvenient truth regarding fireworks | Letter to the Editor

  • Aug 7, 2009 at 8:37AM

It has been a month now and I have searched each issue of The Journal for the expected reports of fireworks-caused forest fires, homes and barns burned down, human deaths or injuries from fireworks, even reports of animal injury. And what horror stories have I found? None! Nothing, nada, zero. Another safe and sane Fourth of July!

Habitat is key to salmon recovery | Being Frank

  • Aug 7, 2009 at 8:50AM

We’re starting to see some light on the horizon when it comes to restoring salmon, and we have good management to thank for it. But despite the ground we've gained, we are losing habitat faster than we can restore it.

Disagrees with claim that private boaters cause most of the problems

  • Aug 7, 2009 at 8:41AM

In his Aug. 5 letter, John Boyd suggested that I "turn myself in" and that I apologize to Kari Koski (and everyone who volunteers for Soundwatch) for making the point that Koski, in her role as Soundwatch spokesperson, serves as an echo chamber for the whale-watch industry. To Koski, I would say, if you’re going to act as a spokesperson and be quoted in the newspaper on public policy issues, you have to be ready for people to disagree with you.

Ask the candidates questions at Journal mini-forum at San Juan County Fair

  • Aug 6, 2009 at 11:53AM

The Journal will host a series of Candidate Mini-Forums at The Journal Booth during the San Juan County Fair. Each forum will be about 30 minutes in length. Each candidate will be interviewed by a Journal staff member, and members of the public will be allowed to ask questions as well. The forum will be reported in The Daily Fair, on SanJuanJournal.com and in The Journal. Audio from each interview will also be uploaded onto SanJuanJournal.com.

Still no I.D. clues on remains found here in May and in 2007

  • Aug 6, 2009 at 10:47AM

The remains of a man found floating in the water near Sucia Island May 23 lie in the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office at Paine Field, awaiting identification. Authorities are asking for the public's help in obtaining information that will help identify him.

Young and older came from near and far for family's 120th island anniversary

  • Aug 6, 2009 at 10:42AM

Grace Eltinge was the youngest and Jackie Douglas Hubbard was the oldest family member at the Guard family reunion Saturday at San Juan Historical Museum.

Coast Guard rescues two from grounded vessel near Sucia Island

  • Aug 5, 2009 at 10:48AM

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people from a grounded 30-foot recreational boat in the northern San Juan Islands, late Tuesday. At about 11 p.m. the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Lion, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Bellingham, was near Sucia Island State Park when the crew came across the 30-foot wooden boat, Gypsy, grounded on some rocks.

Friday Harbor businesses are doing better than ... 2004

  • Aug 4, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Aug 5, 2009 at 8:53AM

First, the good news: Friday Harbor merchants and innkeepers are doing better. Now, the tough news: They are doing better than 2004. The latest sales and hotel-motel tax figures from the Town of Friday Harbor shows receipts lagging behind 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. In only one month, April, did we almost do as well as last year.

A house in the San Juans for less than $300,000? Median home prices drop as sales start to pick up

  • Aug 5, 2009 at 6:00AM updated at 8:53AM

A house in the San Juans for less than $400,000? How about a house for less than $300,000? Or a quarter-acre town lot at around $100,000, a half-acre lot for $120,000, or a five-acre parcel for $175,000? Real estate prices have dropped, and the market is starting to chug along.

Second annual alumni game raises $3,000 for booster club

  • Aug 4, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Aug 5, 2009 at 6:53AM

A fund-raising matchup between Friday Harbor High School baseball Wolverines past and present raised $3,000 Saturday at Hartman Field. The money from the second annual alumni game will go to the Friday Harbor Baseball Boosters Club to help cover the cost of maintaining the baseball field.

This is the last year to do all the things I wanted to accomplish in my 50s, so look out world

  • Aug 5, 2009 at 4:47AM

Friends, here I am at a serious crossroad! Today is one year since my life was change (not stopped), thank God. Today is also officially my retirement from VanderYacht Propane. I have never been without a job since 1962, so it does hit me as an adjustment. They gave me a wonderful opportunity to challenge my abilities and convictions, but I must finally admit that they deserve a full-bodied person and I will focus on self-advancement of getting back to normal. I'm not giving up, just shifting gears.

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