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'Rumors': It doesn’t get better than this

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Oct 14, 2008 at 1:00PM

Some things in this life can be disappointing. The market. The weather. Your aching back. Forget it. If you go to a performance of a play directed by Andrew McLaglen, written by Neil Simon and performed by our local thespians at our beautiful theater, you can be sure you won’t have a gloomy thought.

Second-quarter retail sales drop 15.6 percent in San Juan County

  • Oct 13, 2008 at 7:59PM

Statewide taxable retail sales declined 2.4 percent to $29.1 billion during the second quarter of 2008, the state Department of Revenue reported today. Among counties, travel destinations appeared to be hardest hit, with San Juan and Island counties experiencing 15.6 percent and 13.7 percent declines in retail trade, respectively. Skagit County retail sales dropped 10.9 percent.

Van Luven endorsed by law enforcement association in state Senate race

  • Oct 13, 2008 at 2:20PM

The Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs has endorsed Steve Van Luven for election to the 40th District state Senate position. Van Luven, Republican, is a Samish Island native who represented Bellevue in the state House of Representatives for more than 17 years. He now lives on Samish Island. He is running against San Juan County Councilmasn Kevin Ranker, the Democratic Party nominee.

Journal Q&A: Gordy Petersen, candidate for San Juan County Council, San Juan South

  • Oct 9, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Oct 13, 2008 at 8:25AM

About this series: The Journal’s series of Candidate Q&As for the Nov. 4 election continues this week with candidates for San Juan County Council, San Juan South.

Journal Q&A: Lovel Pratt, candidate for San Juan County Council, San Juan South

  • Oct 13, 2008 at 8:19AM

About this series: The Journal’s series of Candidate Q&As for the Nov. 4 election continues this week with candidates for San Juan County Council, San Juan South.

San Juan County's list of 'inactive voters' tops 1,000

  • Oct 9, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 1:01PM

As of Monday, more than 1,000 local voters had been listed as "inactive" and might not receive a ballot for the upcoming November election.

Sad news for local orca pods; population declines by six

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 7:40PM

Six orcas have apparently disappeared from the Southern Resident orca pods this year, dropping the population to 83, the lowest since 2003. The Center for Whale Research and others are blaming marine pollution, depleted salmon runs, and acoustic impacts from dredging, seismic testing and military sonar for the decline in the population. The Southern Resident orcas are listed as endangered in Canada and the U.S.

Candidates forum Oct. 11 in Friday Harbor

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Oct 8, 2008 at 4:32PM

Meet the candidates who want your vote in November. Find out how they stand on the issues that matter to you. The League of Women Voters of the San Juans has scheduled two general election forums Oct. 11.

50 spots left in Roche Harbor’s Blackmouth Salmon Classic

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 3:56PM

The sixth annual Salmon Classic Invitational at Roche Harbor Resort is Feb. 5-7. The blackmouth derby is a three-day sportfishing event that attracts anglers from all over the Northwest and Canada. There are more than $25,000 in cash and prizes.

Students take a different kind of 'bus' to school

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 1:41PM

Lack of physical activity is believed to be a leading cause in rising rates of obesity, diabetes and other health problems among children. Driving students to school by private vehicle contributes to traffic congestion and air pollution. The local Safe Routes to School program believes it has an answer. Today, Friday Harbor Elementary School students and parents participated in the Walking School Bus and walked to school.

Long-time visiting scientist at U.W. Friday Harbor Labs wins Nobel Prize

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 12:33PM

A long-time visiting scientist at the U.W. Friday Harbor Labs has won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering a luminous green substance in jellyfish that redefined the way researchers uncover biological processes.

Bates, Fagan, Wingate elected to San Juan Golf and Country Club Board of Trustees

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 11:34AM

Ron Bates, Frank Fagan and Bob Wingate were elected to three-year terms Sunday on the San Juan Golf and Country Club Board of Trustees. The board consists of 10 members who elect a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Members also serve on committees: Finance, Greens, Handicap/Memorial, House, Membership, Publicity, Special Projects, Tennis, and Tournaments.

Wolverine soccer team now 7-2 after win over North Sound Christian

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 6:30AM

Three Wolverines scored goals in Friday Harbor's 5-2 win over North Sound Christian, Tuesday at Friday Harbor. The Wolverines are now 7-2 overall, and remain undefeated in league play.

That's a lot of years; town employees honored for length of service

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 5:13PM

Twenty employees of the Town of Friday Harbor were recognized by the Town Council Thursday for their years of service. Among the honorees were Jerry Gates of the Street Department, who has worked for the town since February 1974. Mike Wilks, Town Shop superintendent, joined the town in September 1976.

Leadership San Juan Islands hosts open houses to recruit Class of 2009

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 5:20PM

Leadership San Juan Islands will host three open houses this month to recruit current and aspiring leaders for the Class of 2009. LSJI seeks candidates from all sectors of the community, from businesses and non-profits, to education and government. Alumni from LSJI Classes 2005-08 are also invited to the open houses, as well as graduates of other leadership programs held around the country who now live and/or work in the San Juans.

Better coverage, or health hazard? County Council sets the stage for new cell-phone rules

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 4:34PM

The days of dead zones and spotty cell phone coverage could be nearing the end. But it will take a massive overhaul in the way cell-phone towers, or wireless antennas, are regulated, reviewed and permitted in order to make that happen, according to members of a recently-created cell-phone task force.

San Juan man heads back to prison for felony theft

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 4:22PM

A San Juan Island man with a lengthy criminal history — and who recently duped a relative into cashing a pair of stolen checks — was sentenced to 366 days in prison for felony theft.

Weapons offense prompts 5-day jail term for driver in crash

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 4:18PM

A San Juan Island man who survived a violent high-speed crash earlier in the year, which claimed the life of his dog, was sentenced to five days in jail for a misdemeanor weapons offense.

Eclectic, green-themed 'Compost It' moves to Nichols Street

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 2:03PM

Despite the name, Compost It is not a compost store. “Compost It” is the store philosophy of providing products that reduce waste and toxic effects to the consumer and the environment. According to proprietor Maureen Marinkovich, “My store helps support people who want to transition to a greener lifestyle.”

Friday Harbor soccer team tightens hold on league lead

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 12:17PM

Saturday, the Friday Harbor Wolverines defeated Nooksack Valley 2-0 at Nooksack to tighten their grip on the league lead. The Wolverines are now 6-2 overall and undefeated in league.

Wolverines tally 35 consecutive points in defeat of Saints

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 12:14PM

The Seattle Lutheran Saints drew first blood, and they were last to draw it too. But in between, Friday Harbor tallied 35 unanswered points and coasted to a victory Saturday at home that wasn’t even as close as the 35-15 final score might suggest.

Here comes influenza season; new vaccine and new recommendations

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 11:28AM

This year, the CDC has expanded its influenza vaccination recommendations to include all children and teens up to their 19th birthday; flu clinics scheduled on the islands

Vets, widows, widowers: We want you Oct. 11 | Ferry Home Companion

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 9:15AM

Every one of our 61 vets in the Legion and any other local vets or widows or widowers of WWII service men or women, will be guests for a catered dinner at the Legion Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008.

Willie Cavenaugh, San Juan Island humorist and retired teacher, dies at home

  • Oct 6, 2008 at 3:00PM updated at 6:50PM

Willie Cavenaugh, a retired educator, one-time write-in candidate for San Juan County Commission, and proprietor of the fictitious Wild Willie’s Roadkill Mortuary, has died. Mr. Cavenaugh died Oct. 2 in his home on Lampard Road. He was one day shy of his 73rd birthday.

Memories of ride-sharing Down Under | SJRideshare

  • Oct 6, 2008 at 11:39AM

I encourage everybody to think twice before you leave home in the morning and consider leaving your car at home for a day. It’s a great way to remind ourselves that we live in our own slice of paradise.

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