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‘Velveteen rabbits’ graduate from Griffin Bay High

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00AM

Ninety-five friends and family members gathered June 14 afternoon in the Friday Harbor Middle School commons to celebrate the graduation of nine seniors from Griffin Bay High School.

Ochoa named 1A/B All-State starter

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00AM

Wolverine Richie Ochoa’s solid play this year did not go unnoticed as the state’s coaches and sportswriters named him a 1A/B All-State starter.

Adventuress runs aground in Wasp Passage

  • Jun 23, 2008 at 2:20PM

A historic schooner that many locals have seen navigating island waters for years ran aground in Wasp Passage today. No injuries were reported.

James Desermeaux, former San Juan County assessor, dies

  • Jun 22, 2008 at 8:00AM updated Jun 23, 2008 at 8:37AM

James Leon Desermeaux, former San Juan County assessor and 42-year resident of Friday Harbor, has died. Mr. Desermeaux died at home on June 18. He was 75.

Ruckelshaus, Sutherland will attend next San Juan Initiative meeting

  • Jun 20, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 4:05PM

A new report points to the progress the residents of the San Juan Islands have made in ecosystem protection efforts – and how those efforts can be a model for the restoration of the entire Puget Sound ecosystem. But it also shows that shoreline alterations are occurring in some of the most ecological sensitive areas of the islands, putting critical habitat at risk.

Missoula Children's Theatre's Little Red Truck rolls back into town

  • Jun 19, 2008 at 12:31PM

Directing their energy: Auditions Monday for "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"

Friday Harbor High School band wins cruise festival title

  • Jun 19, 2008 at 8:00AM updated at 10:19AM

The Friday Harbor High School Concert Band won the 2008 Cruise Festival Overall Grand Championship Award for Concert Band Class AA, based on its performance during the cruise festival season onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise lines.

San Juan County seeks assessment hike for noxious weed program

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 19, 2008 at 10:09AM

To deal with the ongoing noxious weed problem, to increase the program’s ability to do public outreach and education, and to recruit and use more volunteer labor, Amanda Azous asked the council to consider granting an increase in the county’s Noxious Weed Control property assessment. The new fee would charge $8.10 for each parcel of land and 81 cents for each additional acre. She said 93 percent of the all parcel owners would pay less than $16.21 per year.

Grammy nominee among performers at San Juan Theatre June 21

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 19, 2008 at 10:09AM

Chamber Music San Juans presents “Music for a Summer Solstice” on the San Juan Community Theatre’s Whittier Stage on Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Artistic director and clarinetist Patricia Kostek brings together some of CMSJ’s favorite performers, including violinist Ron Patterson, violist Roxanna Patterson, and Grammy Award-nominee bassoonist Martin Kuuskman.

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

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 19, 2008 at 10:09AM

SanJuanJournal.com's eye on the town is taking note of your attitude, your deeds, your jokes, your personality.

San Juan Rotarians are helping write polio’s final chapter

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 19, 2008 at 10:07AM

It isn’t every organization that receives a $100 million matching grant from the Gates Foundation. Then again, Rotary International isn’t just any organization.

San Juan art galleries celebrate birthdays | Around the San Juans

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 19, 2008 at 10:06AM

Updates and announcements of various happenings in the San Juan Islands.

San Juan Lodging Tax Committee doles out $315K in grants

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 19, 2008 at 9:53AM

On June 10, the County Council allocated $315,000, which the 2 percent tax is expected to generate in 2008, between eight local non-profits and two government agencies. Those allocations are based in large part on the recommendations of the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, which divvied up the projected total following a review of 25 funding requests.

San Juan Public Meetings | June 18-July 14

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated Jun 19, 2008 at 9:50AM

The following public agencies meet this week. The meetings are open to the public.

Friday Harbor women receive degrees from Oregon State | San Juan Newsmakers

  • Jun 16, 2008 at 10:30PM

A quick look at newsmakers around San Juan Island.

Friday Harbor High School lacrosse defeats alumni, 13-12

  • Jun 17, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00PM

The second annual Dragons Lacrosse Alumni Game began Saturday at Friday Harbor High School with some of the nicest weather most Dragons players have ever seen.

San Juan Scoreboard

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 4:54PM

A wrap of sporting events on San Juan Island.

Friday Harbor Sailing Club delivers two big events

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 4:53PM

With two sailing events in one week, the Friday Harbor Sailing Club outdid itself.

Dunkin’ at Sunken 3-on-3 basketball tournament cancelled

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 4:51PM

Dunkin’ at Sunken, the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Sunken Park, has been cancelled this year because of poor registration.

San Juan golfer sinks hole-in-one, wins tourney next day

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 4:51PM

It only took Rich Rae 14 years — and probably close to 1 million swings at a golf ball — to produce his first hole-in-one. It happened during Saturday Men’s Club competition at San Juan Golf and Country Club. He used a 9-iron to sink the hole-in-one on the 156-yard par 3 sixth hole.

Coast Guard steps up enforcement of drifting vessels

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 4:49PM

The U.S. Coast Guard is stepping up enforcement of rules prohibiting fishermen from allowing their vessels to drift while the entire crew sleeps.

Former Friday Harbor editor Lehde was ‘One of the last great eccentrics’

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 4:35PM

It was short notice, but it was done Jim Lehde’s way. Before Jim Fred Lehde died at home at the end of last month, he had ordered that his obituary be written by a good writer, former Journal staffer Chris Craven. He told her to keep it to 200 words — concise and straightforward, like any good news story.

Vote to continue San Juan hospital study June 25

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 4:32PM

Citizens filled the Mullis Senior Community Center Wednesday with both support for and with concerns about a proposed Integrated Medical Center. Representatives from the Community Hospital Committee and PeaceHealth, which runs Saint Joseph's hospital in Bellingham were on hand to answer questions.

Upcoming events connect islanders with rich heritage of the San Juans

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 3:18PM

For thousands of years before the Spaniards first saw the San Juans in 1791, the islands were the home of Coast Salish peoples and a culture that was intertwined with the natural beauty and resources offered by the archipelago. Coast Salish peoples were forced to move to reservations, but their cultures and ties to the islands — and those of other Northwest Coast Native peoples — survive. And in the next few weeks, several events will take place that will help San Juan residents connect with the original cultures of the islands.

Each river and bay is worth the fight to protect it

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 11:41AM

Step by step, we are working to restore the health of Puget Sound, the rivers and our Pacific coast.

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