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San Juan Journal Letters to the Editor | Aug. 6

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 1:00AM updated Aug 12, 2008 at 2:52PM

Some new Burma Shave-style signs appeared on roadsides last week with the message, “If you don’t want your taxes to go from 10% to Forty, vote for Gordy.”

San Juan County Fair comes when we need it most

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 1:00AM

It seems like the San Juan County Fair always comes just when we need it most. With elections behind us and before us, with summer racing by and a school year racing toward us, with school district budget woes following us and a county budget crisis lurking in the shadows, we need the fair.

San Juan County faces budget cuts amid sluggish market

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 1:00AM

A slowdown in the local real estate market has county officials seeing red. That’s red, as in a blow to the bottom line of San Juan County’s budget for this year and presumably the next.

San Juan County Fair begins Wednesday; fair guide in Journal, Sounder

  • Aug 11, 2008 at 11:40PM

The San Juan County Fair begins Wednesday. The fair guide is included in Wednesday's editions of The Journal and The Sounder, available at newsstands tonight.

Two new board members for San Juan Community Home Trust

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 11:00AM

Sharon Pigman and Charles Richardson were elected to the board of directors of the San Juan Community Home Trust on July 16, bringing the total number of directors to 11.

Some facts about cigarette butts on our streets

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Some facts about littered cigarette butts, from the Web site www.nobuttsaboutit.net

Grow a beard and you could make local history

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Finally, a good excuse to not shave. Grow a beard that would rival the gentlemen’s in the photograph, and you could win your own place in town history.

Few entries, so no Trashion Fashion

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Fairly Outrageous Trashion Fashion Show has been canceled this year because of a lack of entries.

Bird, Weedon win Member/Guest

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Saturday’s rainy skies toyed with the entire field, but it didn’t matter a whit to the San Juan/ Lopez duo of John Bird and Fred Weedon, who both shot 5-under their handicaps Sunday and walked away with the annual Member/Guest Tournament title at San Juan Golf and Country Club.

Gary Bowman recovering at ICC

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Ian Byington of San Juan Update shared this Aug. 7 report on Gary Bowman, who is recovering from injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident:

Rachael Ray films a ‘vacation’ on S.J.

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Celebrity chef Rachael Ray visited the San Juan Islands Aug. 1-5 to film a segment for her series, “Rachael’s Vacation,” on the Food Network.

An Orcas Island woman facing a charge of felony theft

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

An Orcas Island woman facing a charge of felony theft will serve 30 days in jail after pleading guilty last week to lesser charges.

Judge rules Benedict competent to stand trial

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

A San Juan Island man accused of causing a fatal crash which led to the death of a friend was determined competent to stand trial in a decision handed down last week in San Juan County Superior Court.

Stoddard: ‘Salmon Yoga’ has serious message

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Timothy “Cleaver” Stoddard is not your typical candidate for office.

150-foot setbacks? Won’t happen

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Critical Areas Ordinance Review Committee will drop proposed changes to building setbacks near shorelines after the state Supreme Court ruled those decisions fall under the Shoreline Management Act, not the Growth Management Act.

Mailer adds heat to hot race

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Campaigns can turn heated when the stakes are high.

Kit could be a pollution solution

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

In an effort to begin to address the pollution running off our streets and into the bay, the Town of Friday Harbor has purchased a wastewater catchment system for town and charity use.

Fairly Outrageous Trashion Fashion Show canceled because of lack of entries

  • Aug 11, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 3:27PM

The Fairly Outrageous Trashion Fashion Show has been canceled this year because of a lack of entries. The event was scheduled for Thursday night at the San Juan County Fair and was expected to be a fair highlight. "A lack of entries has forced us to cancel the event," Fair Manager Rev Shannon reported.

San Juan man charged in friend's death deemed competent to stand trial

  • Aug 11, 2008 at 2:22PM

A San Juan Island man accused of causing a fatal crash which led to the death of a friend was determined competent to stand trial in a decision handed down last week in San Juan County Superior Court.

Gary Bowman is recovering at ICC

  • Aug 11, 2008 at 9:25AM

Ian Byington of San Juan Update shared this Aug. 7 report on Gary Bowman, who is recovering from injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident.

Cooling system failure blamed for Elwha's power loss

  • Aug 7, 2008 at 5:05PM

`The state Transportation Department's Ferries Division moved the 90-car ferry Sealth on Wednesday to Anacortes to replace the 144-car Elwha, while repairs are made to the Elwha’s propulsion system.

De Freitas appointed to Friday Harbor Town Council

  • Aug 7, 2008 at 5:21PM

Anna Maria de Freitas — a B&B owner, restauranteur and cookbook author — was appointed to the Friday Harbor Town Council today. She succeeds Kelley Balcomb-Bartok, who resigned June 6 to take a communications position at the City of Renton. The term ends Dec. 31, 2009.

San Juan Sheriff defends Taser use on 72-year-old man

  • Aug 5, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Aug 7, 2008 at 9:03AM

A deputy who used a Taser last week to subdue a 72-year-old San Juan Island man responded appropriately given the circumstances, according to San Juan County Sheriff Bill Cumming.

The Journal endorses ... | Editorial

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 1:00AM updated at 4:49PM

The Aug. 19 primary election is an important one in many ways. For the first time, San Juan County voters will elect the county’s own Superior Court judge; we no longer share a judge with Island County. The judge’s race will be decided in the Aug. 19 primary election. The winner will be responsible for the fair and impartial administration of justice in cases involving family law, felonies and land use matters, among others. He will manage a infant court system through all of its growing pains. He will serve a four-year term and be paid $146,832 a year.

Dog attack blamed in ‘beloved’ alpaca’s death

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 2:00PM updated at 4:46PM

A Bailer Hill family’s beloved pet alpaca, Panama Jack, was killed by dogs while the family was camping on Orcas Island July 29.

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