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Corrected: Candidates forum at 5 p.m. in Eastsound

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 8:00AM updated at 11:49AM

The following campaign events are scheduled in the San Juan Islands.

Wedding: Merri Ann Simonson and Tim Gambrell

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 11:03AM

Tim Gambrell and Merri Ann Simonson celebrated Merri Ann’s 50th birthday by sharing their wedding vows on July 6, 2008.

San Juan Island: PeaceHealth board approves letter of intent

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:36PM

Non-profit health system and San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will continue exploring possible development of new medical center

Candidate Q&A: Steve Van Luven, 40th District state Senate

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:36PM

The Journal’s series of Candidate Q&As continues this week with candidates for 40th District state Senate. The 40th District comprises San Juan County and parts of Whatcom and Skagit counties, from Bellingham/Lake Whatcom to Mount Vernon. Senators serve four-year terms. Their annual salaries are $42,106 (effective Sept. 1) and they receive health benefits. The top two vote-getters in the Aug. 19 primary, regardless of party, advance to the Nov. 4 general election.

Canoe Journey doubles Shaw Island’s population

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:36PM

Shaw Island’s population more than doubled July 23-24 when participants in the Canoe Journey arrived on the island.

Cash still flowing in for San Juan's Relay for Life

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 6:00AM updated at 9:56AM

More than 300 walkers kept up the pace lap after lap, determined and relentless, throughout the night Friday.

Friday Harbor: Business license fees due Thursday

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 8:41AM

Businesses have until 4:30 p.m. Thursday to pay their 2009 business license in the Town of Friday Harbor without incurring a 50 percent penalty. Licenses were originally due by June 30.

Canoe Journey may yield important information about our sea

  • Jul 24, 2008 at 5:00PM updated Jul 29, 2008 at 8:29PM

Some of the oldest technology on the sea is being paired with some of the newest technology to provide a more complete picture of the health of the region's waters. Thirteen Coast Salish canoes arrived at Roche Harbor today as part of the 2008 Canoe Journey: the ultimate destination is the territory of the Cowichan First Nation near Duncan, B.C. A free community welcome dinner is scheduled tonight at 7; the canoes depart Saturday morning.

San Juan Journal Letters to the Editor | June 18

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 29, 2008 at 4:39PM

When the county adopted the council form of government, with six non-partisan seats assigned to districts, it was the hope of the freeholders that this would encourage more participation in local government.

San Juan Journal Letters to the Editor | June 25

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 29, 2008 at 4:39PM

Have you signed up as a supporter of Judge John Linde yet? Judge Linde was appointed by the governor as our Superior Court judge for San Juan County because of his judicial experience and his unbiased application of the law during his many years of experience on the bench.

San Juan Journal Letters to the Editor | July 2

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jul 29, 2008 at 4:38PM

I’ve had the honor and pleasure of knowing Randy Gaylord, and observing his performance for most of the seven years I’ve been a resident of Orcas Island. I can think of no one better qualified to assume the duties and responsibilities of San Juan County Superior Court judge.

San Juan Journal Letters to the Editor | July 9

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jul 29, 2008 at 4:38PM

My husband, Bob, and I are voting for John Linde to retain his position as Superior Court judge of San Juan County. Our reasons are many. For purposes of brevity, however, one reason stands out: he has 21 years experience as a judge and is endorsed as the only qualified candidate by over 30 sitting judges from through out western Washington.

San Juan Journal Letters to the Editor | July 16

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 29, 2008 at 4:37PM

This letter is in support of Randy Gaylord for San Juan County Superior Court judge. My recommendation is based on the following ...

San Juan Journal Letters to the Editor | July 23

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jul 29, 2008 at 4:37PM

The contested Aug. 19 primary election for Superior Court judge is an issue of vital public importance. I fully support Judge John Linde and urge everyone to vote for him.

Remove barcodes from San Juan County ballots | Editorial

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 3:00PM

San Juan County should drop its ballot-tracking system until a better system is found. We have a right to cast a secret ballot, a right guaranteed by the state Constitution. While the current ballot-tracking system is well-intentioned, it is possible — improbable, yes, but not impossible — to identify a voter and how he or she voted. And that violates the secret-ballot provision of the state Constitution. How important is a secret ballot? Ask voters in Zimbabwe.

Youngquist chosen to assist in Oxfam Change initiative

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

Lindsey Youngquist, 2007 graduate of Friday Harbor High School, was chosen along with 50 other college students to fly to Boston, Mass., to participate in Oxfam America’s CHANGE Initiative, the last week of July.

Shaw Island educator named field director of program in Alaska

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

Shaw Island native Elaine B. Griffin has been appointed field director of the Horatio Alger Association in Alaska.

District 3 firefighters extinguish brush fire on Bailer Hill

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

District 3 firefighters extinguished a brush fire on Bailer Hill’s Botsford Lane midday July 22.

Eluding and DUI charges dropped; 10 days for lesser offense

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

A San Juan Island man accused of leading an officer on a brief high-speed chase will serve 10 days in jail or on work crew after pleading guilty to a lesser offense.

Decatur man pleads guilty to lesser offense

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

A Decatur man arrested on a felony drug charge in a raid by state and federal officers in October will likely serve five days in jail or on work crew for trying to buy 40 grams or more of marijuana.

School administrators offer to forego pay hike

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

San Juan Island School District principals, administrators and district office staff had offered to forego their allotted 4.4 percent pay increase in the strained school budget for 2008-09, but they didn’t get their wish.

Cameras, cell phones, video recorders banned from county Elections office

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

New rules approved recently by the San Juan County Canvassing Board prohibit the use of cameras, cell phones and video recorders in the Elections Office while ballots are being processed or tabulated.

Elections officers reach out to Latino voters

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Secretary of State’s Elections Division is stepping up efforts to reach out to Spanish-speaking voters.

Changes in 40th District Senate race

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

State Senate candidate Ken Henderson picked up two key endorsements last week: those of retiring senator Harriet Spanel and Paul Gonzalez, a former Mount Vernon City Council member who dropped out of the Senate race.

Updated: Plane lands in water off Johns Island; no injuries reported

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 3:36PM

A West Coast Air floatplane made an emergency landing in the water off the east coast of Johns Island shortly after noon today. Four people were reportedly taken aboard the sailboat Winddancer. Undersheriff Jon Zerby reported at 12:58 p.m. that there were no injuries. All people on board are believed to have been accounted for. There were early reports that one of the plane's engines was on fire, but that could not be immediately confirmed.

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