Story Archives

Archive Results — 7876 thru 7900 of about 8800 items

Cards, calls and visits cheered her up

  • Oct 22, 2008 at 1:37PM

I would like to thank the American Legion Auxiliary, Senior Center, and Thrift House for the cards and get-well wishes. Also, the Masonic Lodge for bring me a lovely dinner and dessert Saturday. It was much appreciated. All the cards, calls, and visits from all my friends really cheered me up.

Community sports fields project 50 percent completed

  • Oct 16, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Oct 22, 2008 at 10:49AM

The community sports fields project at the end of Carter Avenue is on the 50-yard line, with curbs, gutters, roads and sidewalks completed and the clubhouse under construction. Donny Galt Jr., president of the Friday Harbor Athletic Association, put the value of the work to date at $1.3 million — funded through private donations and volunteer labor. Now under way: grading the sports fields and completion of the clubhouse.

Candidate Q&A: Steve Van Luven, 40th District state Senate

  • Oct 19, 2008 at 7:00AM updated Oct 21, 2008 at 4:11PM

The Journal’s series of Candidate Q&As continues with candidates for 40th District state Senate. The 40th District comprises San Juan County and parts of Whatcom and Skagit counties, from Bellingham/Lake Whatcom to Mount Vernon. Senators serve four-year terms. Their annual salaries are $42,106 (effective Sept. 1) and they receive health benefits.

Admitting uphill challenge, ex-sheriff Bart hopes to replace Larsen in Congress

  • Oct 21, 2008 at 3:08PM

It isn’t easy running for office against a popular, four-term congressman. As Nov. 4 fast approaches, Republican Rick Bart is, in the main, upbeat about his chances to unseat U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Bellingham, in the 2nd Congressional District, which includes all of Island, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties, as well as parts of King and Snohomish counties. Upbeat, but realistic.

Economy weighs heavily on future and hopeful members of Congress, Legislature, County Council

  • Oct 21, 2008 at 4:07PM

The economy is weighing heavily on future and hopeful members of Congress, Legislature, County Council. About 70 islanders attended the candidates forum Oct. 11 at Friday Harbor Middle School, hosted by the League of Women Voters of the San Juans.

Candidate Q&A: Kevin Ranker, 40th District state Senate

  • Oct 19, 2008 at 7:00AM updated Oct 21, 2008 at 4:00PM

The Journal’s series of Candidate Q&As continues with candidates for 40th District state Senate. The 40th District comprises San Juan County and parts of Whatcom and Skagit counties, from Bellingham/Lake Whatcom to Mount Vernon. Senators serve four-year terms. Their annual salaries are $42,106 and they receive health benefits.

Prosecuting attorney elected secretary-treasurer of state association

  • Oct 21, 2008 at 2:22PM

San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney Randall Gaylord was elected secretary-treasurer of the Washington Association of County Officials during that organization’s 50th annual conference Oct. 6-10 in Spokane.

Local Buddhists host 'OM for Obama — Chant for Change' Nov. 1, 2 p.m., at South Beach

  • Oct 21, 2008 at 2:09PM

Buddhists for Obama will host "OM for Obama — Chant for Change" Nov. 1, 2 p.m., at South Beach. The event is open to the public. Contact Peggy Sue McRae, 370-5210, or

Passages: Funeral for Norman Mills on Oct. 25, 1 p.m., at Valley Cemetery

  • Oct 20, 2008 at 6:00AM updated at 3:35PM

Norman Franklin Mills passed away peacefully, surrounded by love, on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 at the wonderful age of 94. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 at Valley Cemetery in Friday Harbor, Wash., with a reception to follow at Elements Hotel & Spa, 410 Spring St., Friday Harbor, Wash.

Edgar Stern, philanthropist and longtime San Juan Community Theatre board member, dies in Seattle

  • Oct 14, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Oct 20, 2008 at 11:29AM

Philanthropist Edgar B. Stern Jr., longtime member of the board of the San Juan Community Theatre and contributor to numerous community endeavors, died Sunday in Seattle. The cause of death was not released. He was 86.

Friday Harbor trampled by Pioneers, 22-7

  • Oct 20, 2008 at 8:05AM

The Wolverines got a cruel lesson about who not to put on the Homecoming party guest list. The Nooksack Valley Pioneers, ranked No. 7 among state 1A schools, turned the tables on the Homecoming celebration Saturday in Friday Harbor and left town with a convincing 22-7 start-to-finish victory over the Wolverines in tow.

Wolverines fall to Orcas in five-game thriller

  • Oct 17, 2008 at 5:21PM

F.H. at home Saturday, vs. Shoreline Christian, beginning at noon

Bellingham Herald endorses Ranker for state Senate

  • Oct 17, 2008 at 4:03PM

San Juan County Councilman Kevin Ranker has been endorsed by The Bellingham Herald for 40th District state Senate. Ranker is a Democrat. Also on the ballot is Republican Steve Van Luven, former state representsative from Bellevue now living on Samish Island. The Bellingham Herald cited Ranker's ability “to spell out a clear potential answer” for most problems in the district. Read the endorsement here

It's Homecoming! Parade begins at 4:45 p.m. Friday; homecoming football game Saturday at 3 p.m.

  • Oct 16, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Oct 17, 2008 at 3:31PM

In the high school halls, Wolverine pride is running deep as students gear up for two days of Homecoming events — beginning Friday, with the ever popular parade of floats, and ending Saturday, with a traditional Homecoming dance. King and queen will be crowned during the pep rally at Turnbull Gym Friday afternoon. Wolverine spirit spreads into the evening at a local church, Friday Harbor Presbyterian, where high school students will gather for a tasty bowl of chili, card games and more.

Dora Ukra going to 'jail' to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Association

  • Oct 14, 2008 at 5:00PM updated Oct 17, 2008 at 2:51PM

Dora Ukra is going to jail Oct. 30. The accuser: Not known. The crime: She's got a big heart. Ukra, who with her husband owns and operates Post San Juan, must raise $1,600 "bail" for the Muscular Dystrophy Association by month-end.

Friday Harbor soccer team clinches league title

  • Oct 17, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 2:28PM

The Friday Harbor girls soccer team clinched the Northwest 1A/2B championship Thursday, defeating Orcas at home 3-0. Fifth-year coach Mark Fishaut believes it's the first title in the program's history — if not the first in its history, the first in Fishaut's career and the first in recent memory.

Point: Proposed annexation of the Buck/Boreen property

  • Oct 17, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 2:23PM

I am writing in response to a letter from Michael Mayes published in The Journal of the San Juan Islands (“Grover Street is a liability”, Sept. 17). This is the second letter Mr. Mayes has written to The Journal attempting to throw up roadblocks preventing the annexation of the Buck/Boreen property. Mr. Mayes has also addressed Town Council meetings and been interviewed by at least one Journal reporter regarding the proposed annexation.

Counterpoint: Annexation is not necessary right now

  • Oct 17, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 2:23PM

The Gray & Osborne Infrastructure Study gave us 52 million good reasons to look at alternatives to annexation of additional residential land into the Town of Friday Harbor. The Town of Friday Harbor currently has enough residential zoned land to both satisfy the county’s long-term affordable housing needs and provide entry-level homes for working islanders. With minimal creativity, we can meet the projected housing demands of the Growth Management Act without expanding the town’s boundaries one inch.

In-person voter registration deadline is Oct. 20

  • Oct 17, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 2:23PM

If you aren’t currently registered to vote in Washington and want to vote in the Nov. 4 general election, you have until the Oct. 20 deadline to so in person at your county elections office. Secretary of State Sam Reed is urging eligible residents to register in person to vote by Monday’s deadline so they can take part in the election.

Ven. Lama Pema Wangdak leads Tibetan Buddhist retreat on San Juan Island

  • Oct 17, 2008 at 1:42PM

Ven. Lama Pema Wangdak, one of the first young monks sent by the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism to the West, is at Sakya Kachod Choling Tibetan Buddhist retreat center on San Juan Island today through Oct. 21.

Washington breaks voter registration record

  • Oct 17, 2008 at 1:34PM

Washington has just set a new record for voter registrations, topping the 3.5 million figure set in the hotly competitive 2004 election year. The latest number, reported by the Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s Office on Oct. 7, is 3,515,393. The tally is expected to grow each day as crews process registration applications that were submitted by the major deadline Oct. 4.

San Juan County Green Party endorses Pratt, Rosenfeld, Kayl for council

  • Oct 17, 2008 at 1:27PM

The Green Party of San Juan County announced the following endorsements in the Nov. 4 general election

OPALCO hosts Rep. Jeff Morris for legislative session kickoff meeting, energy talk

  • Oct 17, 2008 at 12:55PM

Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Anacortes, will participate in Orcas Power & Light Cooperative's annual Ambassador’s Legislative Kick-Off meetings scheduled on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan islands.

Election officials cleaning voter rolls; felons a 'work in progress'

  • Oct 17, 2008 at 12:45PM

Washington is making dramatic and steady progress on cleaning up the state’s voter registration rolls, particularly in removing duplicate or deceased voters from the lists, but the difficult task of culling ineligible felons remains a challenge, the state Elections Division reported.

Julie Corey moves from Countrywide to Friday Harbor Mortgage

  • Oct 17, 2008 at 10:03AM

Julie Corey has opened Friday Harbor Mortgage. She was previously with Countrywide and has 15 years experience. Her new business, Friday Harbor Mortgage, is a branch of Axia Financial, LLC. The office is located at 20 West St. next to The Whale Museum. She is looking forward to offering her clients a wider selection of mortgage solutions.

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates