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Sheriff’s Log

  • Jul 21, 2008 at 10:21PM

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Department reported responding to these calls.

San Juan, B.C. coroners study possible link in foot find

  • Jul 21, 2008 at 10:21PM

Officials in British Columbia have asked for information which could determine if there is a connection between human remains found in San Juan County in 2007 and a human foot recovered with a shoe on Valdes Island more than a year later.

Political Notebook

  • Jul 21, 2008 at 10:20PM

Lovel Pratt has been endorsed by the Democrats of San Juan County.

Updated: Jimmie Jones, San Juan Island's Mr. Christmas, dies

  • Jul 22, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jul 23, 2008 at 7:45AM

Funeral was Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Valley Cemetery for Jimmie Jones. His granddaughter told The Journal today that he died over the weekend. He was 89. Jones, a 36-year island resident who still retained a bit of drawl from his native Texas, was known as Mr. Christmas because of his generosity.

Westcott Bay Institute, Visual Arts Museum agree to merger

  • Jul 21, 2008 at 10:20PM

Westcott Bay Institute for Art & Nature and the Visual Arts Museum of San Juan County will merge and create a new organization under a new name.

Town will accept petition for annexation of Buck property

  • Jul 21, 2008 at 10:20PM

Friday Harbor Town Council members approved Thursday the circulation of a petition for annexation of the 46-acre Buck property, 15 acres of which would be an affordable-housing neighborhood developed by the San Juan Community Home Trust.

San Juan Relay for Life profile: Dolores Fantin

  • Jul 22, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 12:25PM

My mother lost her brave battle with cancer Oct. 3, 1997. Her grace and bravery with cancer will never be forgotten. I miss her dearly.

Zimbabwe musicians play the Grange Hall Friday

  • Jul 22, 2008 at 10:51AM

Mawungira Enharira are masters of African instruments will play one night only for San Juan Islanders.

‘Drumship Enterprise’ touches down Tuesday at SJCT

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

A fabulous fiddler and soulful alto lead singer — combined with a trio of instrumental wizards that even use cat food tins as instruments — make up the eclectic American roots band of Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem.

Blakely Island group takes aim at fireworks ban

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

Local voters overturned a set of stormwater fees in the first-ever referendum under San Juan County’s county charter.

Can ‘patch’ end ballot flap?

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

County Elections officials will use a patch on barcodes on local ballots as an additional measure to protect voter identity.

One source of harbor detergents in San Juans found

  • Jul 19, 2008 at 7:00AM updated Jul 21, 2008 at 10:53AM

An incorrectly plumbed sink at Sweet Retreat on Spring Street is believed to be a cause of detergents detected in the harbor.

Friday Harbor Town Council will accept petition for Buck property annexation

  • Jul 19, 2008 at 7:00AM updated Jul 21, 2008 at 10:50AM

Friday Harbor Town Council members approved Thursday the circulation of a petition for annexation of the 46-acre Buck property, 15 acres of which would be an affordable-housing neighborhood developed by the San Juan Community Home Trust.

Primary election ballots in the mail Aug. 1 | Editorial

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jul 19, 2008 at 7:18AM

Ballots for the Aug. 19 primary election go out in the mail in 16 days, on Aug. 1. If you aren’t registered to vote, do so.

Aquarium: What do you do with a dead canary? | Guest column

  • May 28, 2008 at 7:00AM updated Jul 19, 2008 at 7:17AM

The sea surface can be a barrier, keeping us from “seeing,” in the way we would “see” in a forest or meadow. We started the Spring Street Aquarium in order to reveal the abundant nature to be found under that surface.

Writers read from their works tonight at 6:30

  • Jul 18, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 19, 2008 at 7:16AM

Five local writers will read from their work tonight at 6:30 in the San Juan Island Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Nash Street reopens, prompts complaints from Friday Harbor locals

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 19, 2008 at 6:57AM

Prompted by neighborhood complaints, the council will take a second look at remedies that might lessen traffic impacts on Nash Street when it sets priorities next week in the annual update of the town’s six-year transportation improvement plan.

Sports Briefs

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 19, 2008 at 6:54AM

They’re familiar faces on the golf course at San Juan Golf and Country Club.

Westcott Bay, Visual Arts Museum agree to merger

  • Jul 18, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jul 19, 2008 at 6:32AM

Westcott Bay Institute for Art & Nature and the Visual Arts Museum of San Juan County will merge and create a new organization under a new name. The merger means both organizations will work together to build an accredited county arts museum, preferably in Friday Harbor.

San Juan Island waste transfer station EIS will be released July 28

  • Jul 18, 2008 at 2:38PM

The draft Environmental Impact Statement for the San Juan Island waste-transfer station project will be presented to the County Council, the state Department of Ecology and released to the public on July 28. The release marks the beginning of a 45-day public comment period.

EMS Chief Jim Cole designated a chief medical officer

  • Jul 17, 2008 at 4:00PM updated at 6:08PM

San Juan Island EMS Chief Jim Cole has been designated a chief medical officer by the Commission on Professional Credentialing of the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

Quick Schedule of Fourth of July Events

  • Jul 3, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jul 17, 2008 at 6:05PM

A quick glance at Friday's island events.

MSNBC lists San Juans' Fourth of July among country's best

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 17, 2008 at 6:04PM

The word is out. And thanks to MSNBC, the Fourth of July celebrations in the San Juans are no longer flying under the radar. The cable news station recently pegged the archipelago’s festivities as being among the nation’s top 10, rivaling those of Boston, Philadelphia and Mount Rushmore.

A lost pot may catch, kill 75 crabs each year

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 17, 2008 at 5:59PM

On July 2, the summer crabbing season began in San Juan County. The WSU Beach Watchers Program reminds crabbers that using a crab pot escape cord prevents needless waste of the crab resource. Volunteers are reaching out to all crabbers to hand out information about crab pot escape cords and to provide free samples of the cord.

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