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Graduation section, memorable lacrosse season are among top features in June 2 Journal

  • Jun 1, 2010 at 9:00AM updated at 12:47PM

A summary of a lacrosse season that will long be remembered is the top feature of The Journal's Wednesday edition, which will be available at newsstands and markets Tuesday afternoon.

2010 Election: In-person candidate filing begins June 7

  • Jun 1, 2010 at 12:44PM

The 2010 election season will officially open with the beginning of Filing Week on June 7, when hundreds of candidates throughout Washington officially launch their campaigns. Candidates can file for office by using the Internet, in-person filing or submitting the declaration of candidacy via mail.

WSF ferry rate increases on hold till corruption allegations are investigated

  • May 31, 2010 at 12:00PM updated Jun 1, 2010 at 10:26AM

Until the mess is sorted out, Washington State Ferries won't be seeing an increase in its fares. On May 18, the State Transportation Commission unanimously voted to delay further consideration of ferry fare adjustments until ferry operational reviews are completed.

We will never forget ... Memorial Day Parade today at 10:30 a.m.

  • May 31, 2010 at 6:46AM

Friday Harbor's Memorial Day Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. today. The procession will start on Second Street, then turn onto Spring Street to Memorial Park. After the ceremony, children will place flowers into the harbor in memory of the nation's Navy war dead.

Dragons' memorable season ends in 16-7 loss at state championship game | Lacrosse

  • May 30, 2010 at 5:29AM

Alex Tindall scored 5 goals and Trey Knowles and Nick Peters each scored 4 to lead Lynnwood to its first Division II state lacrosse championship in a 16–7 win over San Juan, Saturday before 2,650 at Seattle’s Memorial Stadium. The championship was the first in two tries for Lynnwood. “Our plan going into the game was shoot, shoot, shoot. It didn’t matter whether the shots hit or not,” said Tindall, whose team fired 44 shots at the San Juan cage to unsettle the Skagit Conference champions. “We’ve worked hard all season for this,” he said. “It was a great team effort.”

Dragons' memorable season ends in 16-7 loss at state championship game | Lacrosse

  • May 29, 2010 at 6:51PM

The Lynnwood Tigers defeated the San Juan Dragons 16-7 Saturday and claimed the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association Division II state championship, at Seattle's Memorial Stadium. And so the Dragons' remarkable season comes to an end: The Skagit Conference title, five spots on the All-Conference Team, and division leaders in assists, goals, groundball recovery and saves.

Lynnwood widens lead to 16-6 at start of fourth quarter | Lacrosse

  • May 29, 2010 at 6:29PM

The San Juan Dragons' Michael Ausilio and Kyle Skoog scored in the third quarter but the Lynnwood Tigers went man-up and broadened their lead to 16-6 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, in the Division II lacrosse state championship game, Saturday at Seattle’s Memorial Stadium.

Lynnwood leads San Juan 8-4 at the half in state championship game | Lacrosse

  • May 29, 2010 at 5:53PM

Lynnwood freshman Nick Peters and senior Trey Knowles each scored a pair of goals as Lynnwood jumped to an 8–4 half-time lead over San Juan in the Division II lacrosse state championship game vs. San Juan, Saturday at Seattle’s Memorial Stadium.

Follow the San Juan Dragons/Lynnwood Tigers Division II lacrosse state championship game here via live Twitter feed

  • May 29, 2010 at 5:50PM

Follow the San Juan Dragons/Lynnwood Tigers Division II lacrosse state championship game here via live Twitter feed

Lynnwood leads San Juan 5-4 at end of first quarter | Lacrosse

  • May 29, 2010 at 5:34PM

The San Juan Dragons took an early 3-1 lead but Lynnwood fought back to lead 5–4 at the end of the first quarter in Saturday’s Division II lacrosse state championship game at Seattle’s Memorial Stadium.

San Juan Dragons, Lynnwood Tigers vie for state lacrosse championship today | Lacrosse

  • May 29, 2010 at 8:05AM

The San Juan Dragons take on the Lynnwood Tigers in the 2010 Washington Boys High School Lacrosse State Championship Division II game today at 5 p.m. in Seattle’s Memorial Stadium. San Juan (14-2-0) is making its first trip to a state title game since beginning lacrosse play in 2003. Lynnwood (15-3-0), which appeared in the 2006 state title game, rolled through the season dropping its only games to Division I Tahoma, Stanwood and Providence. San Juan’s defeats came against Lynnwood in its season opener and an overtime loss to Snohomish in late April.

Contract with the Puget Sound Partnership: Just say no

  • May 28, 2010 at 1:14PM

I am uncomfortable with the Local Integrating Organization, its lack of clear purpose, and its sponsorship by the Puget Sound Partnership (PSP). Further, the implication that the LIO has the authority to "Ensure implementation of priorities," etc. in San Juan County, as well as the PSP’s agenda to participate (meddle) in the development of our local regulations and regulatory processes is intrusive and extremely worrisome to me.

You should be troubled about the financial state of our county and what is and is not being done about it

  • May 28, 2010 at 1:09PM

If you attended the County Council meeting May 18, as I did, you heard Council Chairman Richard Fralick give a report from the Budget Subcommittee to the other council members that even when the economy turns around there is no way that the county can sustain the course they are on.

San Juan Island woman suffers serious injuries in single-car crash

  • May 27, 2010 at 5:42PM

A 19-year-old San Juan Island woman was flown off-island late Wednesday with serious head injuries following a single-car crash near the intersection of Harrison Street and Warbass Way. According to Sheriff Bill Cumming, Pauliena Flanery was traveling alone at the time of the crash, which occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Flanery, who authorities believe was not wearing a seat belt, suffered serious though not life-threatening head injuries and possible chest injuries as well, Cumming said.

New life for old house: 1931 Craftsman-style home will be moved from Franck Street to Malcom Street June 4

  • May 27, 2010 at 5:13PM

A piece of Friday Harbor history will be relocated and restored. And you can watch as it gets moved to its new home. The 79-year-old Craftsman-style house at 350 Franck St. has been acquired by Lynn Danaher, who is having the house moved to 60 Malcom St., next to Surina Business Park.

WSF increases capacity between Anacortes and San Juan Islands for Memorial Day weekend; CBP warns of travel delays at border crossings

  • May 27, 2010 at 4:08PM

Washington State Ferries is providing extra capacity and sailings for Memorial Day weekend travelers going to and from Anacortes and the San Juan Islands. The 144-car Elwha is filling in for the 124-car Chelan for service on the Anacortes/Sidney, B.C. and Anacortes/San Juan Islands routes – a 20-vehicle increase in capacity. The 144-car Kaleetan and the 144-car Hyak are providing service between Anacortes and the islands, maintaining capacity for those sailings.

They're going to the state championship: Dragons win semi-final 9-8 | Lacrosse

  • May 27, 2010 at 5:00AM updated at 3:11PM

The San Juan Dragons defeated Lake Washington 9-8 Wednesday in Kirkland to advance to the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association Division II championship game, Saturday at Sdeattle Memorial Stadium.

3 Friday Harbor track athletes advance to the State meet at EWU | Track and Field

  • May 27, 2010 at 9:47AM

Senior Kayla Short and junior Kelsey Barnes are headed back to State with a pair of first-place finishes at Tri-District. They will be joined by freshman Jadyn Slack. All three finished among the top six in their respective events last week at Tri-District to advance to the state 1A Track and Field Tournament, which begins May 28 at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

Medical fund set up for Phil McKee; being treated for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

  • May 27, 2010 at 9:50AM

A medical fund has been set up at Islanders Bank for Phil McKee, to help defray costs associated with his treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Contributions can be made at any Islanders Bank branch. McKee is being treated at Swedish Hospital.

40th Legislative District Democrats primary endorsement meeting June 19

  • May 27, 2010 at 9:40AM

40th District Democrats will meet June 19 to decide whether to endorse candidates and issues in advance of the Aug. 17 primary election.

San Juan Island home rescue: When woman doesn't show up for lunch, her friend trusts her instincts and takes action

  • May 26, 2010 at 11:00AM updated May 27, 2010 at 6:24AM

When Dorothy Robinson's friend didn't show up for lunch at Mullis Community Senior Center, her antenna went up. When a call to the friend's house failed to yield an answer, she took action. She recruited help and went to her friend's house, where they found the friend in medical distress.

Cuomo finishes 13th, McKee 31st at 1A State Golf Tournament | Golf

  • May 26, 2010 at 3:51PM

Friday Harbor junior Megan Cuomo tied for 13th at the 1A State Golf Tournament at Columbia Point in Richland, Wednesday. Friday Harbor senior Tyler McKee capped his prep career with a 31st-place finish. Cuomo, who went to the tournament as an alternate and got to play when another golfer called in sick, carded a 91 Wednesday, a one-stroke improvement over Tuesday's opening round. She finished with a combined 183.

Sheriff releases new images believed to be Colton Harris-Moore

  • May 26, 2010 at 2:32PM

The San Juan County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday released stills from a surveillance video they believe shows suspected "Barefoot Burglar" Colton Harris-Moore about to steal a boat from a Lopez Island marina earlier this month.

McKee, Cuomo make the cut; advance to final round of 1A State Golf Tournament | Golf

  • May 25, 2010 at 10:00PM updated May 26, 2010 at 9:47AM

Tuesday’s first round of the 1A State Golf Tournament featured all of the intensity and drama of athletic competition. But the real story was the one behind the scenes. It was Tyler McKee, calling his father, Phil McKee – being treated for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at Swedish Hospital -- to let him know he shot 80 and made the cut. The Friday Harbor senior finished tied for 35th; Zach Wanderscheid of Goldendale led the field with 65. It was first alternate Megan Cuomo, going to the tournament on hope, being called up in place of a golfer who missed the tournament because of illness. The Friday Harbor junior made the cut, shooting 92 to finish tied for 16th. Alyssa Maine of Freeman led with 80.

Islanders can meet architects and project leaders designing Peace Island Medical Center on June 8

  • May 26, 2010 at 9:31AM

A community open house is scheduled for June 8, 5-7 p.m., for San Juan County residents to meet with the architects and project leaders designing the new Peace Island Medical Center. The open house will be held in the 4-H Building at the San Juan County Fairgrounds, just five blocks from downtown Friday Harbor.

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