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Candidates forum Oct. 11 in Friday Harbor

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Oct 8, 2008 at 4:32PM

Meet the candidates who want your vote in November. Find out how they stand on the issues that matter to you. The League of Women Voters of the San Juans has scheduled two general election forums Oct. 11.

50 spots left in Roche Harbor’s Blackmouth Salmon Classic

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 3:56PM

The sixth annual Salmon Classic Invitational at Roche Harbor Resort is Feb. 5-7. The blackmouth derby is a three-day sportfishing event that attracts anglers from all over the Northwest and Canada. There are more than $25,000 in cash and prizes.

Students take a different kind of 'bus' to school

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 1:41PM

Lack of physical activity is believed to be a leading cause in rising rates of obesity, diabetes and other health problems among children. Driving students to school by private vehicle contributes to traffic congestion and air pollution. The local Safe Routes to School program believes it has an answer. Today, Friday Harbor Elementary School students and parents participated in the Walking School Bus and walked to school.

Long-time visiting scientist at U.W. Friday Harbor Labs wins Nobel Prize

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 12:33PM

A long-time visiting scientist at the U.W. Friday Harbor Labs has won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering a luminous green substance in jellyfish that redefined the way researchers uncover biological processes.

Bates, Fagan, Wingate elected to San Juan Golf and Country Club Board of Trustees

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 11:34AM

Ron Bates, Frank Fagan and Bob Wingate were elected to three-year terms Sunday on the San Juan Golf and Country Club Board of Trustees. The board consists of 10 members who elect a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Members also serve on committees: Finance, Greens, Handicap/Memorial, House, Membership, Publicity, Special Projects, Tennis, and Tournaments.

Wolverine soccer team now 7-2 after win over North Sound Christian

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 6:30AM

Three Wolverines scored goals in Friday Harbor's 5-2 win over North Sound Christian, Tuesday at Friday Harbor. The Wolverines are now 7-2 overall, and remain undefeated in league play.

That's a lot of years; town employees honored for length of service

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 5:13PM

Twenty employees of the Town of Friday Harbor were recognized by the Town Council Thursday for their years of service. Among the honorees were Jerry Gates of the Street Department, who has worked for the town since February 1974. Mike Wilks, Town Shop superintendent, joined the town in September 1976.

Leadership San Juan Islands hosts open houses to recruit Class of 2009

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 5:20PM

Leadership San Juan Islands will host three open houses this month to recruit current and aspiring leaders for the Class of 2009. LSJI seeks candidates from all sectors of the community, from businesses and non-profits, to education and government. Alumni from LSJI Classes 2005-08 are also invited to the open houses, as well as graduates of other leadership programs held around the country who now live and/or work in the San Juans.

Better coverage, or health hazard? County Council sets the stage for new cell-phone rules

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 4:34PM

The days of dead zones and spotty cell phone coverage could be nearing the end. But it will take a massive overhaul in the way cell-phone towers, or wireless antennas, are regulated, reviewed and permitted in order to make that happen, according to members of a recently-created cell-phone task force.

San Juan man heads back to prison for felony theft

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 4:22PM

A San Juan Island man with a lengthy criminal history — and who recently duped a relative into cashing a pair of stolen checks — was sentenced to 366 days in prison for felony theft.

Weapons offense prompts 5-day jail term for driver in crash

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 4:18PM

A San Juan Island man who survived a violent high-speed crash earlier in the year, which claimed the life of his dog, was sentenced to five days in jail for a misdemeanor weapons offense.

Eclectic, green-themed 'Compost It' moves to Nichols Street

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 2:03PM

Despite the name, Compost It is not a compost store. “Compost It” is the store philosophy of providing products that reduce waste and toxic effects to the consumer and the environment. According to proprietor Maureen Marinkovich, “My store helps support people who want to transition to a greener lifestyle.”

Friday Harbor soccer team tightens hold on league lead

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 12:17PM

Saturday, the Friday Harbor Wolverines defeated Nooksack Valley 2-0 at Nooksack to tighten their grip on the league lead. The Wolverines are now 6-2 overall and undefeated in league.

Wolverines tally 35 consecutive points in defeat of Saints

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 12:14PM

The Seattle Lutheran Saints drew first blood, and they were last to draw it too. But in between, Friday Harbor tallied 35 unanswered points and coasted to a victory Saturday at home that wasn’t even as close as the 35-15 final score might suggest.

Here comes influenza season; new vaccine and new recommendations

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 11:28AM

This year, the CDC has expanded its influenza vaccination recommendations to include all children and teens up to their 19th birthday; flu clinics scheduled on the islands

Vets, widows, widowers: We want you Oct. 11 | Ferry Home Companion

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 9:15AM

Every one of our 61 vets in the Legion and any other local vets or widows or widowers of WWII service men or women, will be guests for a catered dinner at the Legion Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008.

Willie Cavenaugh, San Juan Island humorist and retired teacher, dies at home

  • Oct 6, 2008 at 3:00PM updated at 6:50PM

Willie Cavenaugh, a retired educator, one-time write-in candidate for San Juan County Commission, and proprietor of the fictitious Wild Willie’s Roadkill Mortuary, has died. Mr. Cavenaugh died Oct. 2 in his home on Lampard Road. He was one day shy of his 73rd birthday.

Memories of ride-sharing Down Under | SJRideshare

  • Oct 6, 2008 at 11:39AM

I encourage everybody to think twice before you leave home in the morning and consider leaving your car at home for a day. It’s a great way to remind ourselves that we live in our own slice of paradise.

13 is lucky number for Journal in state contest

  • Oct 6, 2008 at 10:39AM

The Journal of the San Juan Islands received 13 awards at the 121st annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention, Thursday through Saturday at the Red Lion Hotel-Yakima Center. The Journal won second place for community service — its eighth community service award since 2001 — for its reporting on, and advocacy for, efforts to reduce the use of Styrofoam on San Juan Island.

Passages: Stewart Powell Redfern

  • Oct 6, 2008 at 9:47AM

Stewart Powell Redfern of Friday Harbor, Wash., passed away Sept. 28, 2008 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham, Wash. He was 65. Stew was born June 24, 1943 in Seattle, Wash., to Don and Mary Redfern. Stew grew up with a love of the outdoors and exploring the many places of the Pacific Northwest. The proverbial wild child, Stew had a small habit of finding trouble where no trouble seemed to be. If trouble could not be found, he would settle for mischief. These traits were with him to the end.

Viewing Sunday for Jermaine Reaves at Valley Church

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Oct 4, 2008 at 7:42PM

A viewing is scheduled for Sunday, 11 a.m., at Valley Cemetery for Jermaine De Shion Reaves, 22, who died after being shot in the chest in his Friday Harbor apartment Sept. 28.

Rosario Resort & Spa will remain a resort

  • Oct 3, 2008 at 7:00AM updated at 4:43PM

Marketing director Christopher Peacock said Rosario Resort & Spa was purchased by an Anacortes-based, family-owned investment and development group with deep roots in the San Juans. The group is slated to take over the resort on or around Oct. 30.

Passages: Celebration of Barbara Graves' life Oct. 12 at Cattle Pass

  • Oct 3, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 4:43PM

To all friends of Barbara Graves: Join in a celebration of her life Sunday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m., at Cattle Pass, at the old Coast Guard building. Bring memories of Barbara to share. If weather is inclement, the celebration will move inside.

Journal wins second place for Community Service at state press convention

  • Oct 3, 2008 at 1:00PM updated at 4:43PM

The Journal of the San Juan Islands was honored today for community service at the 121st annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention, in Yakima.

The only thing we have to fear is ... stupidity | Ferry Home Companion

  • Oct 3, 2008 at 10:33AM

Being a columnist, I have the luxury of pontificating my thoughts in a free press in a free country. We try to avoid being too political, but this election is so interesting, I have to share my feelings.

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