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Former Friday Harbor Journal editor Lehde passes away at 77

  • Jun 5, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 9:55AM

Friends and family of Jim Fred Lehde will gather Friday at noon at the Jackson's Beach boat launch. Participants can share memories and photographs and say goodbye. Lehde's ashes will be scattered at sea. Lehde, who was editor of the Friday Harbor Journal in the 1970s, died June 2 in his Friday Harbor home. He was 77. He is survived by several children and grandchildren.

Friday Harbor Town Council will discuss councilman's resignation Thursday

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 9:46AM

Friday Harbor Town Councilman Kelley Balcomb-Bartok announced Friday he is resigning effective June 6 to move to Renton, where he will work as communication specialist in the Renton mayor’s office.

Zee resigns as head of San Juan Islands Conservation District

  • Jun 5, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 9:35AM

Ron Zee had his hands full navigating unchartered territory for the San Juan Islands Conservation District the past two years. But with the district now on a steady course, he decided the time has come to chase down a dream. Following a two-year tenure as district manager, Zee recently handed in his resignation and on May 30 left behind the agency and the many hats he wore.

Special meeting June 11 to coordinate fundraising for San Juan school sports programs

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 2:40PM

The San Juan Public Schools Foundation and the San Juan Island Community Foundation have raised more than $350,000 to preserve academic and athletic programs for the 2008-09 school year. However, school district officials say an additional $125,000 in matching funds must be raised to fully restore athletic programs, instructional programs and basic services. Superintendent Michael Soltman has called a special meeting of the school board on June 11, 6 p.m. to discuss options for raising dollars necessary to fully fund the athletic program.

Silver Tea was a success

  • May 20, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 4, 2008 at 12:44PM

The background music was critical in making it a success. David Bayley, renowned pianist from our island, gave of his time and piano playing this year as well as he did last year. The songs, "The Entertainer" and the "Maple Leaf Rag" made us want to dance. A big THANK YOU for such delightful entertainment. The music is as important as the tea and cookies.

Likes site, but where are blogs?

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:40PM

Start thinking about ‘trashion’

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:39PM

Program is helping families

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:37PM

Law is silent with relation to race

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:36PM

They were wrapped in love

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:35PM

Yes, we can have ferry reservations

  • May 28, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 4, 2008 at 12:33PM

After years — nay, decades — of the ferry system telling islanders that they couldn’t set up a general reservation system for the ferry (they already have one for special users) — sometimes telling us it wasn’t legal to do so, sometimes telling us it would be impossible to implement — we now read in The Seattle Times (May 17) that they started a general reservations system for the Keystone-Port Townsend run.

Human remains will be turned over to state for repatriation to B.C. First Nation

  • Jun 3, 2008 at 5:12PM

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.

New Friday Harbor hospital would require $12.8M taxpayer bond

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 8:00AM

Building a new community hospital in Friday Harbor would cost $29.8 million — $10 million of which would be raised through philanthropy, $7 million from PeaceHealth and $12.8 million from a bond backed by the island’s property tax-supported hospital district.

‘Idols’ raise $1,707

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Councilman Balcomb-Bartok resigns, accepts job in Renton

  • May 31, 2008 at 2:00PM updated at 6:57PM

Friday Harbor Town Councilman Kelley Balcomb-Bartok announced Friday he is resigning effective June 6 to move to Renton, where he will work as communication specialist in the Renton mayor’s office.

There's room for more teams in Relay for Life

  • May 30, 2008 at 10:05AM

Twenty-six teams have signed up for Relay for Life, the local fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The goal is 35 teams. The event is July 25, 5:30 p.m., to July 26 at 11 a.m. on the Friday Harbor High School football field.

Supporters say $30M hospital in San Juans would earn money by fifth year

  • May 30, 2008 at 6:00AM updated at 8:56AM

Building a new community hospital in Friday Harbor would cost $29.8 million — $10 million of which would be raised through philanthropy, $7 million from PeaceHealth and $12.8 million from a bond backed by the island's property tax-supported hospital district.

Update: $23,000 will save sports programs

  • May 29, 2008 at 4:00PM updated May 30, 2008 at 8:54AM

At the San Juan Island School Board meeting last night, the budget ax hit the spreadsheet and six sports programs hit the floor. Football stays. Girls soccer stays. Boys and girls basketball teams stay. Baseball, softball and girls tennis stay. Boys tennis and girls volleyball are gone. Boys soccer is gone. The co-ed sports — golf, track and wrestling — are gone. Cheerleading, not technically a sport since the team doesn't compete, stays.

San Juan schools now $125K short of closing budget gap

  • May 30, 2008 at 7:16AM

Roche Harbor pledges $10,000; Rich and Joan Komen pledge $10,000; matching funds raised total $175,000; additional $125,000 needed to fully restore athletics and essential staffing; long-range planning task force forming

San Juan theater looks to wow crowds one last time before closing doors

  • May 28, 2008 at 1:00PM updated May 30, 2008 at 7:07AM

There’s a look of fatigue setting in on the lean teenager’s face. She takes a deep breath and moves to the same place on the dance floor and resets her position for yet another try.

Friday Harbor Food Bank to open Saturdays

  • May 29, 2008 at 2:23PM

There's a new era in store for the Friday Harbor Food Bank. Located on Market Street, the Food Bank will be open Saturdays, 2-5 p.m., beginning June 7. That's in addition to its existing hours of operation, Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m.

San Juan ferry task force dissolved

  • May 29, 2008 at 2:15PM

The best of intentions couldn't spare a newly-created ferries task force from an untimely demise. Citing absence of a game plan, as well as its own lack of leadership and support, the San Juan County Council last week dissolved the task force which it intended to be its eyes and ears, and its advocate, in Olympia and at the headquarters of the state ferry system in Seattle, and beyond.

Six high school sports programs cut

  • May 29, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 1:26PM

At the San Juan Island School Board meeting last night, the budget ax hit the spreadsheet and six sports programs hit the floor. Football stays. Girls soccer stays. Boys and girls basketball teams stay. Baseball, softball and girls tennis stay. Boys tennis and girls volleyball are gone. Boys soccer is gone. The co-ed sports — golf, track and wrestling — are gone. Cheerleading, not technically a sport since the team doesn't compete, stays.

Sea lion's prognosis 'not good'

  • May 29, 2008 at 10:59AM

It's hard to deny that the antics of a California sea lion that showed up recently on San Juan Island are, let's say, amusing. In less than 24 hours, it gave chase to several boats — hoisting itself out of the water and onto the back of one boat — and then chased off a mother, son and family dog during the sea lion's temporary takeover of Jackson's Beach. But local biologists say there's nothing funny about the affliction that the animal is probably suffering from. If they're on target, its days could be numbered.

Friday Harbor students look to offset budget shortfalls by producing biodiesel for busses

  • May 28, 2008 at 2:00PM updated at 4:12PM

About 32 Friday Harbor High School students are involved in a project to produce biodiesel — enough to possibly reduce the school district’s regular-diesel expense by 20 percent.

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