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Interview with 'Pig War' author Mike Vouri; book signing Friday, 6:30 p.m. at museum

  • Aug 21, 2008 at 5:11PM

National Park historian Mike Vouri is the author of a new book, "The Pig War," published by Arcadia Publishing Co. as part of its Images of America series. The book employs 190 photos — many of them never before published — to tell the story of the events and people of the joint military occupation of San Juan Island (1859-1872). It's Vouri's third book on the subject.

Bits and pieces from the state's first-ever Top 2 primary

  • Aug 21, 2008 at 1:17PM

The Washington Secretary of State's office issued this FYI on the Top 2 primary, which got its first test on Tuesday.

More changes planned for SanJuanJournal.com

  • Aug 21, 2008 at 2:06PM

More updates and improvements are planned for SanJuanJournal.com. The Web site, which debuted Oct. 2, 1998, is the oldest online news site on the islands. A redesign was launched April 30 that gave the site an updated look as well as enhanced services.

CTED, Ecology ask Supreme Court to reconsider land use decision

  • Aug 21, 2008 at 1:20PM

The state departments of Community, Trade and Economic Development (CTED) and Ecology have asked the state Supreme Court to reconsider its recent decision in the Futurewise v. Anacortes case.

Transfer station 'supplemental analysis' will be released Sept. 12

  • Aug 21, 2008 at 12:57PM

The “Supplemental Alternatives Analysis” for the San Juan Island Solid Waste Transfer Station replacement project will be completed and made public on Sept. 12, shortly before the Solid Waste Advisory Committee begins deliberations on selecting a new transfer station site.

Local presidential candidate offers a different choice

  • Aug 21, 2008 at 11:13AM

Gus, the golden retriever that received 28 write-in votes for San Juan County Commission in 2004, is setting his sights higher this election season. Gus, who is owned by David Rand of The Sign Company, announced in an e-mail today that he is running for president of the United States.

Passages: Dolores (Dee) May (Vickers) (Nash) Estell

  • Aug 21, 2008 at 9:07AM

Dolores (Dee) May (Vickers) (Nash) Estell passed away Aug. 16, 2008 in Mount Vernon, Wash., from complications of a stroke. She was born May 31, 1930 in Helena, Mont. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Seattle. She married Carleton Edward Nash in 1950.

Rural Confidential: The Mona Story

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 9:16PM

Driving out Roche Harbor Road, you pass many wonderful scenes — seasonal wetlands, hayfields and pastures, San Juan Vineyards with the old No. 22 Schoolhouse now converted to a wine-tasting room, and across the road … Is that a camel? What’s she doing here?

Renowned storyteller will present at English Camp

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 8:00AM updated at 9:15PM

Join renowned Washington state storyteller Karen Haas for an hour of first-person history with “Sisters in Times,” a collection of vignettes about 19th century frontier women, scheduled 2 p.m., Aug. 23 at English Camp.

Passages: Duane Roger Gangelhoff

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 2:18PM

Duane Roger Gangelhoff of Oak Harbor, formerly of Minneapolis, Minn., and Roche Harbor, passed away Aug. 18.

Griffin Bay Bookstore hosts Bob Tripp for book signing

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 8:45AM

Griffin Bay Bookstore will present Bob Tripp, a longtime pilot and author, on Aug. 23 from 2-4 p.m. Tripp, a San Juan Island resident, will be on hand to sign and discuss his first novel, "Last Clear Chance," a riveting story about the aftermath of a disastrous crash at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak airport.

Passages: Big John Vejvoda, retired police officer, dies

  • Aug 18, 2008 at 6:20AM

Big John Vejvoda, a retired police officer and a long-time member of the San Juan Lions Club who was a fixture at its fund-raising events, has passed away.

Liliana Elisabeth Compton: The newest work of art at Westcott Bay Institute

  • Aug 16, 2008 at 1:08PM

Liliana Elisabeth Compton was born to Westcott Bay Institute director Victoria Compton on Aug. 7, 2008 at 4:31 p.m.

San Juan Journal Letters to the Editor | Aug. 13

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 1:00AM updated Aug 16, 2008 at 2:30PM

There seems to be some confusion as to why there are barcodes on your ballot.

The Rembrandts of sidewalk chalk art

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Aug 16, 2008 at 2:11PM

More than 70 people participated Island Rec’s 2008 Chalk It Up sidewalk art contest July 19.

What’s Happening!

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Aug 16, 2008 at 2:10PM

Wednesday, Aug. 13
-- San Juan County Fair begins, San Juan County Fairgrounds. Through Aug. 16. See San Juan County Fair Guide in this edition of The Journal.

Chinese poetry Aug. 20 at U.W. Friday Harbor Labs

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Aug 16, 2008 at 2:05PM

Visiting professor Fu-Shiang Chia of Saltspring Island will discuss the translation of millenium-old Chinese lyric poetry into English on Aug. 20, 5 p.m., in the U.W. Friday Harbor Labs Commons.

Friday Harbor's 100th birthday party begins

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Aug 16, 2008 at 2:03PM

In 1909, several noteworthy things happened in Friday Harbor and on San Juan Island.

San Juan Journal Around Town | Aug. 13

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Aug 16, 2008 at 2:00PM

The San Juan County Public Safety and Education Group was recently awarded a grant for $13,296 to purchase an interactive model house for fire and life safety education.

San Juan Journal Newsmakers | Aug. 13

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Aug 16, 2008 at 2:00PM

Arnell Haws, former director of San Juan Island senior services and a force behind the development of Mullis Community Senior Center, is recovering from a stroke.

San Juan Journal Public Meetings | Aug. 13

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Aug 16, 2008 at 1:58PM

August 13
-- San Juan Island Fire District Commission, 3 p.m., headquarters fire station on Mullis Street.

Lupo, DiCicco top finishers in 8.8k Loop Run

  • Aug 16, 2008 at 1:47PM

Kim Lupo and Derek DiCicco were the first female and male finishers in the 31st annual 8.8-kilometer Friday Harbor Loop Run today. Lupo, 34, finished with a time of 36:46, good enough for seventh overall. DiCicco, 29, finished with a time of 29:53.

Prosecutor handled omission poorly | Editorial

  • Aug 16, 2008 at 1:22PM

The issue was minor, but how it was handled was telling. The two candidates for Superior Court judge, Randy Gaylord and John Linde, each failed to include on a judicial candidate questionnaire a case in which they were disciplined. A spokesman for the governor’s office said the candidates should have listed those actions.

Island Museum of Art: Book signing tonight at Bryn Barnard's 'Smaerd' exhibit

  • Aug 15, 2008 at 1:46PM

Bryn Barnard’s illustrations for the book, “The Land of Smaerd,” are on exhibit in the Island Museum of Art.

Steppenwolf is reborn; concert tonight at the fair

  • Aug 15, 2008 at 8:00AM updated at 10:28AM

Goldy McJohn, founding member of legendary rock group, performs tonight at 7

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