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- Jun 22, 2010 at 9:33AM
Brian was born March 20, 1947, on San Juan Island, Wash., to Charles and Agnes Jameson. He graduated from Friday Harbor High School in 1966 and joined the Navy. He was very proud of his service aboard the carrier USS Valley Forge and two tours in Vietnam.
- Jun 22, 2010 at 9:29AM
On Saturday, islanders will participate in an international protest against offshore oil drilling.
- Jun 22, 2010 at 9:25AM
The Journal of the San Juan Islands is pleased to announce the hiring of Julie Corey as its new marketing and sales representative. Her first day was Monday. She succeeds Ron Bates, who recently resigned after 10 years to pursue a new direction.
- Jun 17, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Jun 22, 2010 at 9:12AM
On July 14, Laura Tretter will step down as director of San Juan Island Library after a four-year tenure at the top. Tretter on June 23 announced she has accepted a position with Bayfield Public Library, located near Durango, Colo.
- Jun 22, 2010 at 9:10AM
You’re as “Welcome as the Flowers in May” at the free annual Ferry Sing, hosted by Island Chordsmen Plus on June 23. The barbershoppers will sing their way from Friday Harbor to Orcas aboard the interisland ferry, picnic at Orcas Landing, then sing their way back to Friday Harbor.
Carrie Brooks, dean of the Friday Harbor Town Council, resigns effective July 1; has served on council since 2000
- Jun 19, 2010 at 7:00AM updated Jun 20, 2010 at 8:11AM
Carrie Brooks, dean of the Friday Harbor Town Council, has resigned for health reasons. Brooks submitted a letter of resignation this week. Her resignation is effective July 1. She was in the third year of her third four-year term; she was first elected to the council in November 1999.
Kendo Yasuda dies at 95; helped record history of Roche Harbor and its Japanese residents in early 20th century
- Jun 17, 2010 at 8:44PM
Kendo Yasuda, a Roche Harbor native who helped record the history of Roche Harbor’s Japanese residents as well as community life in the village during the first quarter of the 20th century, has died. Mr. Yasuda died June 6 in Payette, Idaho. He was 95.
- Jun 16, 2010 at 4:15PM
According to Barbara Cable, chairwoman of PIMC's design committee, Howard S. Wright's determination to use local subcontractors and suppliers in building the hospital, which is scheduled to open in the summer of 2012, helped to sway the committee's decision.
- Jun 16, 2010 at 1:00PM
A billowing column of black smoke could be seen towering above the two-story structure, located just one lot north of the fairgrounds, for miles.
- Jun 15, 2010 at 11:03AM
Nearly a half-dozen public projects received a shot in the arm thanks to the latest round of awards from San Juan County's public facilities financing assistance program.
- Jun 14, 2010 at 7:00PM updated Jun 15, 2010 at 9:58AM
According to Auditor Milene Henley, all departments that draw support from general fund, which totals $13.5 million in 2010, were asked to trim expenses by 2 percent in order to achieve the $266,000 target. Voluntary furloughs, which total $95,221 across all departments, account for more than one-third of the combined spending reduction.
- Jun 14, 2010 at 7:57PM
On Saturday, 78 young adults left an indelible mark on the collective mind of the community as they paced across the risers at Turnbull Gym, took hold of a hard-earned diploma, and then hustled off to begin a new chapter of life.
- Jun 14, 2010 at 9:22AM
In a 5-1 decision, the County Council Tuesday endorsed the recommendation of the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee in splitting up $315,000 in anticipated lodging-tax revenue – expected to be generated in 2010 – and dividing it between 11 separate tourist-related facilities, such as museums, parks and performing arts centers. That's roughly $70,000 less than the $384,650 distributed from the fund this time a year ago.
- Jun 11, 2010 at 5:32PM
Washington State University was ousted from the Men's College World Series in a 7-2 loss to Arkansas June 7 in Fayetteville. But not before Friday Harbor's Richie Ochoa made his presence known in college baseball's premier post-season event.
Election 2010: Five running for sheriff, three for Lopez/Shaw County Council, two for North San Juan County Council
- Jun 11, 2010 at 5:04PM
You have 15 choices for U.S. Senate — among them, Goodspaceguy and Mike the Mover. You have five choices for U.S. Congress. Nine people want you to know what they'll do as your representative from 40th District state House position 1 — three Democrats, three Republicans, and one from the Happiness Party. You'll hear from three candidates for 40th District state House position 2. Five candidates are running for sheriff. Three are running for the County Council position from Lopez/Shaw. Two are running for the County Council position from North San Juan. So, let the issues discussion begin.
- Jun 11, 2010 at 12:52PM
Tom Pasma, Democratic candidate for the 40th District House of Representatives, position 1, makes his first campaign stop June 12 in Friday Harbor. He will visit with residents at the Farmers Market, attend the quarterly meeting of the San Juan Democrats and spend the afternoon doorbelling in town.
- Jun 11, 2010 at 12:16PM
State Sen. Don Benton has dropped out of the race for U.S. Senate and endorsed former state senator Dino Rossi. Benton's departure leaves 12 candidates in the Senate race — among them Democrat Patty Murray, the three-term incumbent; Rossi, the two-time candidate for governor; and Clint Didier, the NFL tight end-turned-farmer.
'The most enjoyable vacation I've ever taken': Great-grandson of Friday Harbor's first mayor visits town
- Jun 10, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Jun 11, 2010 at 11:46AM
Richard Gould, great-grandson of Friday Harbor's first mayor, Gene Gould, visited Friday Harbor this week, doing family research, visiting sites connected to his family, and getting acquainted with relatives.
- Jun 11, 2010 at 10:50AM
Rex Lee Kelly peacefully passed away on June 5, 2010. He was born in Henryetta, Okla., to Carrie D Moore and Earl B. Kelly on Jan. 28, 1931. He eventually left Henryetta to attend the University of Oklahoma in Norman where he received his bachelor of arts and law degrees.
Brad Fincher, adult probation officer, announces candidacy for San Juan County sheriff | Election 2010
- Jun 11, 2010 at 7:59AM
Brad Fincher, adult probation officer for San Juan County, has announced his candidacy for San Juan County sheriff. Fincher's announcement, on the final day of the candidate filing period for the Aug. 17 primary and Nov. 2 general election, brings the field of candidates for sheriff to four. The others are Lead Detective Brent Johnson, Deputy Felix Menjivar, and Deputy Rob Nou.
- Jun 10, 2010 at 4:01PM
The Center for Whale Research has confirmed the birth of a new K pod calf. If it survives that critical first year, the Southern resident orca population is 90, its highest since 2006. The Center for Whale Research designated the calf K43. Center researcher Erin Heydenreich said the calf is the fifth born to K12. However, only three of those orcas are still alive, Heydenreich said.
- Jun 10, 2010 at 9:00AM updated at 4:15PM
Katie Hover, senior warden of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Friday Harbor, announced Thursday that The Rev. Douglas Simonsen has been elected by the vestry of the church to be its third rector. The Right Rev. Gregory H. Rickel, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, will join the congregation of St. David’s at 7 p.m. on June 16, for a Celebration of New Ministry. The service is open to the public and will include local and regional clergy from the Episcopal Church as well as clergy and representatives of other local churches and faiths. A reception will follow the service.
- Jun 1, 2010 at 9:00AM updated Jun 10, 2010 at 3:10PM
David Schermerhorn, 80, a retired television-commercial producer from Orcas Island, was on the flotilla that was boarded by Israeli troops Monday.
- Jun 10, 2010 at 10:14AM
Hospice of San Juan would like to thank the San Juan Island Community Foundation and the Women’s Fund for awarding us a grant for our Spring 2010 Training. Without this funding, we would find it very difficult to train our volunteers.
- Jun 10, 2010 at 8:44AM
A Friday Harbor woman's son-in-law has been named Norway's Coach of the Year. Frode Lillefjell, son-in-law of Rebecca Cook, received the honor from the Norwegian Ski Federation and Norwegian Coaches Association. The award was presented at the annual coaching seminar hosted by the coaches association at the end of May in Trondheim.
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