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County Council, Ferry Advisory Committee meet Monday

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 1:52PM

The San Juan County Council will hold a special joint meeting with the Ferry Advisory Committee Monday, 12:30-2 p.m., in the County Legislative Building at Second and Reed streets, Friday Harbor.

Bacon, Flint win annual Jack and Jill race

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:40PM

Last Saturday the Friday Harbor Sailing Club held their annual Jack and Jill race. In this race the boat is raced with her regular skipper and a Jill of his choosing. We didn’t get all the crew names, but this is what we have. Arne Bentzen with Judy, Lloyd Bacon with Juliet Flint, Howard Lewis with sister Joan, Dennis Pratt with Karen Palmer and Fred Hoeppner with Abbey Finney.

Sport fishing looks promising in local waters

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:40PM

Recreational fishing, a big part of living in the San Juan Islands, attracts many tourists as well as local anglers. The season for recreational fishing opened on July 1, and already is showing promising results.

Sports Briefs

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:40PM

The Friday Harbor 8.8K Loop Run has taken place for 31 years on the Saturday of the San Juan County Fair.

Young guns squeak by Friday Harbor alumni, 7-6

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:40PM

They couldn’t have asked for better weather, or for better brownies. And there was just enough rust around the edges and oddball plays to remind the legion of fans who turned out for the first-ever Friday Harbor baseball alumni game that this one was just for fun.

Catching up with sailors John and Ann Bailey | Along the Waterfront

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jul 30, 2008 at 12:25PM

Last week, wife Peg and I were pleased to have Ann and John Bailey visiting with us.

Couldn’t be better, but most unlikely to happen again | Along the Waterfront

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 30, 2008 at 12:24PM

Sea to Sand. That’s what it’s like cruising up the Columbia River.

Couldn't be better, but most unlikely to happen again | Along the Waterfront

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 30, 2008 at 12:24PM

Sand to Sand. John Bailey left us in Astoria, returning to Seattle by train while the remaining crew — daughter Carol, Peg and I — toured the city. Astoria is most interesting: must do is the museum with graphic pictures and stories of the Bar, the Columbia Lightship, the climb up Coxcomb Hill and the Astor Tower with its overview of the area.

Sand to the Snake and return to the sea | Along the Waterfront

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:40PM

The little Isuzu hummed, “I’m good to go,” after receiving a drink of Delo 400, so off we went. Midstream the current was running 8 knots, but by hugging the left bank, and working every back eddy with the engine maxed at 2600 RPM for a half hour we finally made it past buoy C-91. Following protocol, I called the lock tender on channel 14 requesting lockage and immediately received a “come right on in skipper”.

Corrected: Candidates forum at 5 p.m. in Eastsound

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 8:00AM updated at 11:49AM

The following campaign events are scheduled in the San Juan Islands.

Wedding: Merri Ann Simonson and Tim Gambrell

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 11:03AM

Tim Gambrell and Merri Ann Simonson celebrated Merri Ann’s 50th birthday by sharing their wedding vows on July 6, 2008.

San Juan Island: PeaceHealth board approves letter of intent

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:36PM

Non-profit health system and San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will continue exploring possible development of new medical center

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

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:36PM

The Journal’s series of Candidate Q&As continues this week 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. The top two vote-getters in the Aug. 19 primary, regardless of party, advance to the Nov. 4 general election.

Canoe Journey doubles Shaw Island’s population

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:36PM

Shaw Island’s population more than doubled July 23-24 when participants in the Canoe Journey arrived on the island.

Cash still flowing in for San Juan's Relay for Life

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 6:00AM updated at 9:56AM

More than 300 walkers kept up the pace lap after lap, determined and relentless, throughout the night Friday.

Friday Harbor: Business license fees due Thursday

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 8:41AM

Businesses have until 4:30 p.m. Thursday to pay their 2009 business license in the Town of Friday Harbor without incurring a 50 percent penalty. Licenses were originally due by June 30.

Canoe Journey may yield important information about our sea

  • Jul 24, 2008 at 5:00PM updated Jul 29, 2008 at 8:29PM

Some of the oldest technology on the sea is being paired with some of the newest technology to provide a more complete picture of the health of the region's waters. Thirteen Coast Salish canoes arrived at Roche Harbor today as part of the 2008 Canoe Journey: the ultimate destination is the territory of the Cowichan First Nation near Duncan, B.C. A free community welcome dinner is scheduled tonight at 7; the canoes depart Saturday morning.

San Juan Journal Letters to the Editor | June 18

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 29, 2008 at 4:39PM

When the county adopted the council form of government, with six non-partisan seats assigned to districts, it was the hope of the freeholders that this would encourage more participation in local government.

San Juan Journal Letters to the Editor | June 25

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 29, 2008 at 4:39PM

Have you signed up as a supporter of Judge John Linde yet? Judge Linde was appointed by the governor as our Superior Court judge for San Juan County because of his judicial experience and his unbiased application of the law during his many years of experience on the bench.

San Juan Journal Letters to the Editor | July 2

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jul 29, 2008 at 4:38PM

I’ve had the honor and pleasure of knowing Randy Gaylord, and observing his performance for most of the seven years I’ve been a resident of Orcas Island. I can think of no one better qualified to assume the duties and responsibilities of San Juan County Superior Court judge.

San Juan Journal Letters to the Editor | July 9

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jul 29, 2008 at 4:38PM

My husband, Bob, and I are voting for John Linde to retain his position as Superior Court judge of San Juan County. Our reasons are many. For purposes of brevity, however, one reason stands out: he has 21 years experience as a judge and is endorsed as the only qualified candidate by over 30 sitting judges from through out western Washington.

San Juan Journal Letters to the Editor | July 16

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 29, 2008 at 4:37PM

This letter is in support of Randy Gaylord for San Juan County Superior Court judge. My recommendation is based on the following ...

San Juan Journal Letters to the Editor | July 23

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jul 29, 2008 at 4:37PM

The contested Aug. 19 primary election for Superior Court judge is an issue of vital public importance. I fully support Judge John Linde and urge everyone to vote for him.

Remove barcodes from San Juan County ballots | Editorial

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 3:00PM

San Juan County should drop its ballot-tracking system until a better system is found. We have a right to cast a secret ballot, a right guaranteed by the state Constitution. While the current ballot-tracking system is well-intentioned, it is possible — improbable, yes, but not impossible — to identify a voter and how he or she voted. And that violates the secret-ballot provision of the state Constitution. How important is a secret ballot? Ask voters in Zimbabwe.

Youngquist chosen to assist in Oxfam Change initiative

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

Lindsey Youngquist, 2007 graduate of Friday Harbor High School, was chosen along with 50 other college students to fly to Boston, Mass., to participate in Oxfam America’s CHANGE Initiative, the last week of July.

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