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Man accused of aiming rifle at officer faces felony charge

  • Aug 25, 2008 at 9:24PM

A San Juan Island man faces a charge of felony assault for allegedly pointing a weapon at an officer who was responding to a late-night noise complaint at his Friday Harbor home.

San Juan solid waste decision deserves attention from the public | Editorial

  • Aug 26, 2008 at 1:00AM updated Aug 27, 2008 at 9:16AM

The site of the solid waste transfer station is one of the most significant decisions county officials will make this year.

National, San Juan County parks team up on trail improvements

  • Aug 26, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Aug 27, 2008 at 8:36AM

The National Park Service has the dough, the San Juan Island Trails Committee has the muscle. And San Juan County Parks will bring the two together.

Draft plan for Cattle Point Road relocation nearly complete

  • Aug 25, 2008 at 9:22PM

Preliminary plans are nearly complete for the long-awaited reconstruction of the stretch of Cattle Point Road that's destined to collapse into Haro Strait, according to National Park Superintendent Peter Dederich.

Delay in hearing for Buck property

  • Aug 25, 2008 at 9:21PM

It’s adding up to be a very scary Halloween for the San Juan Community Home Trust.

Another Community Service award for The Journal

  • Aug 26, 2008 at 12:18PM

The Journal of the San Juan Islands will be honored for community service, news reporting, photography and advertising at the 121st annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention, in Yakima.

New charter and excursion bus service on Lopez Island

  • Aug 26, 2008 at 11:53AM

Friendly Isle Charters, owned by Jay and Deanna Brant, is offering charter and excursion bus services based on Lopez Island.

County Council expresses concern about Rosario Resort

  • Aug 30, 2008 at 1:00AM

The San Juan County Council expressed concern Monday about the imminent auction of Rosario Resort on Orcas Island. The resort, centered around the 100-year-old Rosario mansion built by shipbuilder Robert Moran, is an island landmark and one of the island’s largest employers.

New choir director at Friday Harbor Presbyterian

  • Aug 26, 2008 at 1:00AM updated at 11:21AM

Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church has been a part of island life for almost 150 years. During that time, music has been an integral part of its ministry. With that history behind her, Denise King is taking over the helm of the church’s chancel choir.

Former F.H. man killed in Chuckanut Drive collision; service Sunday in Tulalip

  • Aug 22, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Aug 26, 2008 at 10:30AM

Service is Sunday, Aug. 24, 1 p.m., at the Tulalip Tribes gymnasium for Shawn McCarthy, a former Friday Harbor man who died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on Chuckanut Drive.

Council supports mental-health tax

  • Aug 30, 2008 at 1:00AM

A downturn in the local economy has county officials bracing for a drop in revenue this year and the next.

Remains found on Jones Island identified as missing Des Moines boater

  • Aug 22, 2008 at 12:34PM

Skeletal remains found Wednesday on a remote part of Jones Island are those of a Des Moines boater reported missing July 3, 2007. Based on dental records, the Snohomish County medical examiner identified the remains as those of William Larry Hickman, 60. A more detailed investigation is expected today or Saturday to try to determine exact cause of death.

Island boy Fred Sundstrom is returning to San Juan

  • Aug 22, 2008 at 10:53AM

A local boy is coming home. Fred Sundstrom, oldest of the five Sundstrom brothers, has been living in an assisted living facility in Bellingham for a couple of years but returns to San Juan Island on Saturday to take up residence in October House.

Vouri's latest book, 'The Pig War', has never-before-published photos; public discussion and book signing Friday at museum

  • Aug 21, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Aug 22, 2008 at 9:29AM

Historian/author Mike Vouri will discuss and sign copies of his new book, “The Pig War,” Friday, Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m., in the San Juan Historical Museum. The event is free and open to the public. Arcadia Publishing Co. published “The Pig War” as part of its Images of America series. It’s the third book on the topic by Vouri; he’s also the author of “The Pig War: Standoff at Griffin Bay” and “Outpost Of Empire: The Royal Marines And The Joint Occupation Of San Juan Island.”

Interview with 'Pig War' author Mike Vouri; book signing Friday, 6:30 p.m. at museum

  • Aug 21, 2008 at 5:11PM

National Park historian Mike Vouri is the author of a new book, "The Pig War," published by Arcadia Publishing Co. as part of its Images of America series. The book employs 190 photos — many of them never before published — to tell the story of the events and people of the joint military occupation of San Juan Island (1859-1872). It's Vouri's third book on the subject.

Bits and pieces from the state's first-ever Top 2 primary

  • Aug 21, 2008 at 1:17PM

The Washington Secretary of State's office issued this FYI on the Top 2 primary, which got its first test on Tuesday.

More changes planned for

  • Aug 21, 2008 at 2:06PM

More updates and improvements are planned for The Web site, which debuted Oct. 2, 1998, is the oldest online news site on the islands. A redesign was launched April 30 that gave the site an updated look as well as enhanced services.

CTED, Ecology ask Supreme Court to reconsider land use decision

  • Aug 21, 2008 at 1:20PM

The state departments of Community, Trade and Economic Development (CTED) and Ecology have asked the state Supreme Court to reconsider its recent decision in the Futurewise v. Anacortes case.

Transfer station 'supplemental analysis' will be released Sept. 12

  • Aug 21, 2008 at 12:57PM

The “Supplemental Alternatives Analysis” for the San Juan Island Solid Waste Transfer Station replacement project will be completed and made public on Sept. 12, shortly before the Solid Waste Advisory Committee begins deliberations on selecting a new transfer station site.

Local presidential candidate offers a different choice

  • Aug 21, 2008 at 11:13AM

Gus, the golden retriever that received 28 write-in votes for San Juan County Commission in 2004, is setting his sights higher this election season. Gus, who is owned by David Rand of The Sign Company, announced in an e-mail today that he is running for president of the United States.

Passages: Dolores (Dee) May (Vickers) (Nash) Estell

  • Aug 21, 2008 at 9:07AM

Dolores (Dee) May (Vickers) (Nash) Estell passed away Aug. 16, 2008 in Mount Vernon, Wash., from complications of a stroke. She was born May 31, 1930 in Helena, Mont. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Seattle. She married Carleton Edward Nash in 1950.

Rural Confidential: The Mona Story

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 9:16PM

Driving out Roche Harbor Road, you pass many wonderful scenes — seasonal wetlands, hayfields and pastures, San Juan Vineyards with the old No. 22 Schoolhouse now converted to a wine-tasting room, and across the road … Is that a camel? What’s she doing here?

Renowned storyteller will present at English Camp

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 8:00AM updated at 9:15PM

Join renowned Washington state storyteller Karen Haas for an hour of first-person history with “Sisters in Times,” a collection of vignettes about 19th century frontier women, scheduled 2 p.m., Aug. 23 at English Camp.

Passages: Duane Roger Gangelhoff

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 2:18PM

Duane Roger Gangelhoff of Oak Harbor, formerly of Minneapolis, Minn., and Roche Harbor, passed away Aug. 18.

Griffin Bay Bookstore hosts Bob Tripp for book signing

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 8:45AM

Griffin Bay Bookstore will present Bob Tripp, a longtime pilot and author, on Aug. 23 from 2-4 p.m. Tripp, a San Juan Island resident, will be on hand to sign and discuss his first novel, "Last Clear Chance," a riveting story about the aftermath of a disastrous crash at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak airport.

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