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County Veterans Assistance Fund can help local vets in emergencies

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 11:09PM

The San Juan County Veterans Advisory Board announces the availability of the county Veterans Assistance Fund.

Looking at the world through the eyes of a child

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 11, 2008 at 10:43AM

Representatives of Iran, Iraq and Israel sat next to each other in the room. This was not the United Nations, although you might have left wishing it was. And it wasn’t a meeting of tourism and convention bureaus. This was Friday Harbor Elementary School’s Cultural Fair, May 28.

Editorial: Investment in Friday Harbor grads is paying off

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 11:09PM

Financial news Monday morning was bleak: The Dow was down 3.13 percent, the Nasdaq 2.96 percent, the S&P 3.09 percent. A CNN/Opinion Research Poll released Monday showed that 78 percent of respondents believe the state of the nation’s economy is poor or very poor. In a USA TODAY poll, 54 percent of those surveyed said their standard of living is no better today than five years ago. But on Saturday in a small town on a small island in the Pacific Northwest, residents were reaping big dividends from investments they’ve made — in education.

Editorial: Help close final gap on school budget shortfall

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 11, 2008 at 10:41AM

Only $17.85. Right now, if every island resident contributed that much to the Save Our Schools campaign, school funding and programs would be restored to current levels. San Juan Island residents are nearing a remarkable goal: Raising $600,000 to erase a school district budget shortfall and restore all school programs to their current levels.

Land Bank seeks $4 million in grants

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 9:38AM

The San Juan County Land Bank is pursuing $4 million in state grants, $1.5 million of which would be a reimbursement for money spent to buy Turtleback Mountain.

Dance Happy returns to San Juan Community Theatre on June 14

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 11:08PM

Join Bill and Rita Ament and more than 60 local island performers — ages 2 through adult — as they entertain you in their 23rd annual celebration of dance and song Saturday at 7 p.m. in the San Juan Community Theatre.

Wonders abound at the annual Garden Tour

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 11:08PM

“Bird friendly, deer tolerant and water wise” is how one owner of a garden on this year’s Garden Tour described her garden.

Saturday, learn about English Camp’s unique garry oaks

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 11:07PM

Saturday, learn about English Camp’s unique garry oaks which grow on the slopes of Young Hill and elsewhere in the park and island.

Who knows who's naughty and nice in Friday Harbor? The Shadow knows ...

  • Jun 6, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:57PM

Who knows who's naughty and nice in Friday Harbor? The Shadow knows. SanJuanJournal.com's eye on the town is taking note of your attitude, your deeds, your jokes, your personality.

San Juan Island businesses go to the dogs Friday

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 9:00AM

On Friday, coffee breaks and fire hydrant breaks will go hand-in-hand (or hand-in-paw). Bringing a lunch to work will mean bringing a sandwich and a dog bone. Workplaces across the country will rollover for man’s best friend. To commemorate the 10th year of Pet Sitters International’s “Take Your Dog to Work Day,” local businesses are being encouraged to join forces with animal shelters and professional pet sitters to celebrate the great companionship our canine pals offer.

Island People

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Oren and Peggy Combs, owners and operators of the Front Street Ale House in Friday Harbor, have been recognized for their continued support of activities sponsored by the Friday Harbor Fire Department.

Food, games and mystery bands at July 4 Pig War Picnic

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Pig War Picnic, the Fourth of July island tradition, is offering something old as well as something new for this year’s event.

Business Briefs

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Friday Harbor Town Council has long grappled with how to help walk-on ferry passengers connect with rides.

In the Courts

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

A San Juan Island man was ordered to serve two months in jail for possession of cocaine following an ill-timed trip to the Sheriff’s Department, in which he was arrested while inquiring about the status of a traffic-accident report.

Remains will be turned over for repatriation

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Human remains recovered from the home of a Deer Harbor man nearly two years ago will be turned over to the state Department of Archeology, which is expected to repatriate them to the Canadian First Nation on whose territory the remains were found some 30 years ago.

County Council snuffs out personal fireworks

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

To some, it signals the end of an era.

Students get a taste of the justice system in annual Mock Trials

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 6:00AM updated at 9:29AM

May 27-29, the government classes at Friday Harbor High School held their mock trials at the courthouse. The mock trials were held as part of National Law Month. “Students have the opportunity to interact with local attorneys,” said Jim McNairy, government teacher at Friday Harbor High School. “Students get to learn how the criminal justice system works in our country and get a further understanding and appreciation for the rights we have under the Constitution.”

Surprises in store at Pig War Picnic

  • Jun 8, 2008 at 6:00AM

The Pig War Picnic, the Fourth of July island tradition, is offering something old as well as something new for this year's event. The picnic, on the San Juan Historical Museum grounds after the parade, is being presented by the Friday Harbor Kiwanis Club. The event was presented by the museum until last year, when the San Juan Island Fire Department presented the event. The Kiwanis Club now has a five-year agreement with the museum to present the event on the museum grounds.

Friday Harbor, Spring Street graduations this weekend

  • Jun 6, 2008 at 4:24PM

The Class of 2008 will be saluted with all of the traditional pomp and circumstance in graduation ceremonies that begin this weekend.

Reckless driving charge for airborne driver

  • Jun 6, 2008 at 3:38PM

The driver of the car that missed a curve at Cattle Point Road, launched into the air and crashed onto a field April 2 has been charged with reckless driving.

San Juan artists to showcase work during studio tour June 7-8

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 3:01PM

San Juan Island artists throw open their studio doors for all to come in and see this weekend in the 17th annual Artists’ Studio Tour. The event is Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eleven featured artists will invite in not just the public, but also 16 other local artists who will show their work in the featured artists’ galleries.

New baby orca spotted with pod off San Juan Island | Text and video

  • Jun 6, 2008 at 1:17PM

A baby orca was seen swimming with K-pod Tuesday, possibly bumping the endangered Southern resident killer whale population to 88. The bump in the population depends on the calf's survival in its precarious first year, and on the appearance of K-7, possibly the oldest orca among the J, K and L pods. K-7 was not seen when the pod swam past Snug Harbor Tuesday.

San Juan National Guard reservist called for duty, hopes locals will help cover work with Homes project

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 2:01PM

David Tobon is a member of the National Guard. He found out just a few weeks ago that he’s headed overseas. “The rumors are we’re going to Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan,” Tobon said. Tobon will be working as an engineer in the 81st Engineering Brigade out of Bellingham. The work he’s been doing with Homes for Islanders isn’t the only thing that Tobon is going to be missing out on. At the beginning of the year, he and his wife, Bianca, had their first child, David Tobon Jr.

New Friday Harbor Elementary School principal to take the reins July 1

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 1:57PM

Gary Pflueger, principal of Salmon Middle School in Salmon, Idaho, is the new principal of Friday Harbor Elementary School. Superintendent Michael Soltman recommended him to the school board May 28. The school board endorsed the hiring. Pflueger’s first day on the job is July 1.

Remembering Friday Harbor man's place in D-Day invasion

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 1:55PM

Living in the San Juans is a joy for many reasons, not the least of which is getting to know so many fine people. Occasionally, their names are associated with historic accomplishments, e.g., Fred Hoeppner at Pearl Harbor, Roy Matsumoto with Merrill’s Marauders, the late Tuck Smith with the sinking of the Bismarck. Now, as we remember D-Day, Marty Garren joins those ranks.

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