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PeaceHealth's local governing board meetings, records may be public under state law

  • Jul 1, 2009 at 1:26PM

Meetings of a PeaceHealth-appointed governing board for a proposed hospital on San Juan Island could be subject to the state's Open Public Meetings Act and the Public Records Act, according to an analysis by the state Attorney General's open government ombudsman. Tim Ford, assistant attorney general for government accountability, said the governing board could be considered a public agency, rather than just an arm of the non-profit PeaceHealth system, depending on how it was created, how much tax funding it will receive, and if it performs a governmental function.

PeaceHealth appoints officer to lead San Juan hospital implementation

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Jul 1, 2009 at 11:40AM

Jim Barnhart, CEO for PeaceHealth's Siuslaw Region, has been named to lead the planning and development of the proposed critical access hospital and integrated medical center on San Juan Island. Barnhart will report to Nancy Steiger, CEO of the PeaceHealth Whatcom Region, which includes St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham and PeaceHealth Medical Group. He will begin working in this new role part-time on July 1 while transitioning from his responsibilities at Peace Harbor. He will assume his San Juan Island-based duties full-time in July 2010.

Welcome aboard: Get an inside look at two historic tall ships at Encampment 2009

  • Jul 1, 2009 at 9:47AM

The Lady Washington was shipwrecked on a sand bar off Nootka Sound in 1798, but a full-sized replica was built in 1989 and is the official ship of Washington state. She will be anchored in Garrison Bay at English Camp July 25 and 26 for the San Juan Island National Historical Park’s annual Encampment — a celebration and reenactment of island life during the mid-19th century and this year, the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the joint military occupation of San Juan Island.

Basnight kicks off Music on the Lawn concert series: event helps celebrate Island Rec’s 25th year

  • Jul 1, 2009 at 10:09AM

You can help celebrate Island Rec’s 25th birthday this summer at its ninth annual Music on the Lawn concert series. Take your lawn chairs, picnic blankets and dinner to the San Juan Historical Museum lawn for free live music each Wednesday from July 8 to Aug 5.

San Juan County Council may reduce business hours

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Jul 1, 2009 at 9:03AM

Islanders would have a little less time to conduct business at various county departments under legislation that's designed to help offset the impact of $1 million or more of pending budget cuts. In a 5-1 decision, the San Juan County Council voted June 9 to put the proposal into the pipeline and have its legal team prepare it for possible approval at a July 14 public hearing, which begins at 2:10 p.m.

Former Friday Harbor resident is a first-time mystery author

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 4:25PM

Kathleen Kaska's mystery, "Murder at the Arlington," won the 2008 Salvo Press Mystery Novel Award and has just been released. The novel is the first in her new “hotel” murder-mystery series. The story, set in 1952 when gangsterdom and gambling were prevalent, centers around the historic Arlington Hotel, but also includes some of Hot Springs' institutions: Buckstaff Bath House, Oaklawn Race Track, Coy's Restaurant, the infamous Ohio Club.

Local journalist pens new history book about Roche Harbor; book signings July 11 and 18

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 3:20PM

'Roche Harbor' features more than 200 vintage images, many previously unpublished, about village's history from pre-settlement to present day

The many dangers of feeding wildlife | Guest Column

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 3:19PM

It’s Baby Season. Deer fawns, fox kits, raccoon kits and other cute little wild babies are out there and people just can’t resist the temptation to feed them. Some folks assume that a baby on its own must be hungry and they should “take care of it,” while others use food to tempt a youngster closer to get a good photo. Either way, it is not good news for the young wild animal.

We shouldn't interfere with natural processes and the web of marine life

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 2:21PM

Think about the values that brought us here. If we value salmon or orca, then perhaps we should not place a bulkhead on a forage fish spawning beach, or place a dock over eelgrass, or allow toxic chemicals or bioactive hormone mimics into our waters.

$4.6 million to remove derelict fishing gear from region's waters

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 1:57PM

The Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative has been awarded $4.6 million in economic stimulus funding from NOAA to pull derelict fishing nets from Puget Sound. These funds, directed to the non-profit foundation arm of the Northwest Straits Initiative, will allow the immediate hire of vessels and crews to remove an estimated 3,000 nets from the seafloor. The project will employ 40 people, restore 645 acres of marine habitat, and will be completed in 18 months.

Crook family program returns to San Juan Island Library

  • Jun 16, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Jun 30, 2009 at 1:05PM

Learn more about how this legendary family came to embody pioneer self-sufficiency and the island way of life as part of a Power Point presentation by San Juan Island National Historical Park historian Mike Vouri and Laura Tretter, director of the San Juan Island Library. The event begins at 7 p.m., Saturday, at the library on Guard Street.

Presbyterian Church offers reserved seating for Fourth of July parade

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 10:00AM updated Jun 30, 2009 at 1:04PM

Bates claims third San Juan Open title in sudden-death playoff

  • Jun 16, 2009 at 6:00PM updated Jun 30, 2009 at 1:03PM

Consistency proves key as veteran local golfer Ron Bates prevails over Friday Harbor High School senior Cody Price in head-to-head playoff round.

A fed wild animal is a dead wild animal | Editorial

  • Jun 2, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Jun 30, 2009 at 12:48PM

There are activities we’ve seen on the American Camp prairie that distress us: Visitors to the park stop their cars and lure fox kits with food so they can snap a photograph. Visitors let their dogs run off leash. A jogger runs through the park, letting her dog run free and bark at wildlife. These activities are distressing because they upset the self-sustaining balance of prairie life. They are also against the law.

Appreciates work of Journal staff

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 12:35PM

There are many ways to thank someone for their brilliance at expressing an innate passion for people and their work, and often I find that cookies and pizza work wonders.

Get ready for a fantastic Centennial Fourth

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 11:54AM

San Juan Island’s Fourth of July celebration starts early and lasts longer this year. Arguably, this will be an island Fourth unlike any other.

'It's more than a job': Paid internships are available for island teens

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 10:37AM

It’s not too late for teens to nail down that summer job. The Workforce Development Council matches students between the ages of 16 and 20 with internships at various businesses and non-profits in the community and pays for the students to work these positions that are usually only available to volunteers.

San Juan Island Chamber director to hand over the reins

  • Jun 23, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Jun 30, 2009 at 10:47AM

Membership grows from 168 to 350 businesses and merchants during Pigman's nine-year tenure as chamber director.

County will start removing illegal signs

  • Jun 29, 2009 at 7:52PM

In response to complaints from islanders and business owners about illegally placed signs, San Juan County has been tagging non-compliant signs with a courtesy notice stating that they must be removed within a specified period of time.

Hay! What's that about?

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Jun 29, 2009 at 7:47PM

30-year reunion Saturday for Friday Harbor High School Class of 1979

  • Jun 29, 2009 at 7:44PM

There's another reason to be in town on the Fourth of July. The 30-year reunion of the Friday Harbor High School Class of 1979 is Saturday, 6 p.m., in American Legion Post 163.

Four-year-old Colin Ward gets his wish, and a day of his own

  • Jun 25, 2009 at 6:23PM

Thanks to the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the owners of San Juan Excursions, Colin's dream of traveling to the San Juans to search for killer whales from the deck of a whale-watch boat is no longer a fantasy

Four agencies get a share of 2260 funds

  • Jun 25, 2009 at 4:58PM

Funding awards include $30,000 to the EDC, to pay the salary of the Agricultural Resources Committee coordinator.

Find out what the buzz is all about Saturday at the south end of San Juan Island

  • Jun 25, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 1:46PM

On Saturday, San Juan County's Amateur Radio Society will host a Field Day Barbecue and demonstration at the historic U. S. Navy Radio Compass Station, better known as the Cattle Point Interpretive Area, on Cattle Point Road.

Coast Salish artist’s exhibit opens at new IMA location May 29

  • May 13, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Jun 25, 2009 at 9:50AM

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art will open its doors at 28 First St., on May 29 with Shaun Peterson’s new work entitled, “Keeper of the tide.” A reception with the artist is scheduled at 5 p.m.

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