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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.

Two very special events for First Nations artist, Rande Cook

  • Jul 1, 2008 at 5:00PM updated Jul 25, 2008 at 12:05PM

A blessing of two totem poles created by two prominent First Nations artists, Rande Cook and Calvin Hunt, took place at the new owners’ home on San Juan Island, June 20 during an unusually warm and perfect summer evening.

Updated: San Juan's Relay for Life begins today at 5:30 p.m.

  • Jul 25, 2008 at 6:00AM updated at 12:04PM

They walk for their wives, their husbands, their parents and their children. Sometimes they walk for themselves. Breast cancer, skin cancer, leukemia, prostate cancer, lung cancer ... the list of deadly culprits is as endless as the list of loved ones cancer has taken away.

Relay for Life profile: Carl Stoddard

  • Jul 25, 2008 at 11:38AM

Carl Stoddard has survived melanoma, bladder cancer, prostate cancer and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Remarkably, his name has been changed to "Comeback Kid."

In passing, as in life, San Juan’s Mr. Christmas left ’em smiling

  • Jul 24, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 3:43PM

It was a gathering Jimmie Jones would have liked. The sun shone brightly in a clear sky at this spot overlooking San Juan Valley, a spot he once told his family was the most beautiful place on the island. People shared funny stories. This was Jones’ funeral, but there was more laughter than tears. Then, as the small group of mourners dispersed, a plane flew overhead, as if in salute to this World War II airman who loved the skies.

Encampment at English Camp July 26-27

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jul 24, 2008 at 12:56PM

The National Park Service's 10th annual “Encampment” at English Camp July 26-27

Inter Island Medical Center to host open house farewell to Dr. Moran on Monday

  • Jul 24, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 11:03AM

Inter Island Medical Center hosts an open house farewell to Dr. Greg Moran on July 28, 5-7 p.m., in the medical center lobby. The event is open to the public.

Canoe Journey comes to San Juan today

  • Jul 24, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 9:04AM

Twelve, possibly 13, Coast Salish canoes depart Shaw Island for Roche Harbor this morning, as part of the 2008 Intertribal Canoe Journey. Canoes are expected to begin arriving at Roche Harbor early afternoon.

Orcas Island man swims channel for cancer awareness

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jul 24, 2008 at 6:29AM

Orcas Island resident Damien Stark will swim the Anacortes-to-Friday Harbor ferry route — 19.5 miles — Saturday and Sunday because he believes “There is no greater joy than ... not the swimming itself, but the ability to use swimming in order to help someone else.” This has been what he calls his personal mantra as he swims almost every other day, all year long, in East Sound. And this is how “Swimming the Crossing for Breast Cancer” began.

Coast Salish canoes visit the San Juans this week

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jul 24, 2008 at 6:28AM

Lummi, Nooksack, Samish, Suquamish, Swinomish and Tulalip canoes arrive in the San Juans this week en route to Duncan, B.C., as part of the 2008 Canoe Journey.

Relay for Life Profile: Alice Gertrude Douglas Groseclose

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 5:09PM

Relay for Life — Friday, 5:30 p.m., to Saturday, 11 a.m., on the Friday Harbor High School football field — raises money for the American Cancer Society. To put a face on the fight against cancer and encourage participation in Relay for Life, families submitted to The Journal photos of loved ones who fought the battle. See SanJuanJournal.com for other profiles

Relay for Life Profile: Sheila McLaglen

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 5:08PM

Relay for Life — Friday, 5:30 p.m., to Saturday, 11 a.m., on the Friday Harbor High School football field — raises money for the American Cancer Society. To put a face on the fight against cancer and encourage participation in Relay for Life, families submitted to The Journal photos of loved ones who fought the battle. See SanJuanJournal.com for other profiles

Relay for Life Profile: Patti Benz

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 5:08PM

Relay for Life — Friday, 5:30 p.m., to Saturday, 11 a.m., on the Friday Harbor High School football field — raises money for the American Cancer Society. To put a face on the fight against cancer and encourage participation in Relay for Life, families submitted to The Journal photos of loved ones who fought the battle. See SanJuanJournal.com for other profiles

McKee, Bates win Two-Man Best Ball

  • Jul 21, 2008 at 10:22PM

Local duo Phil McKee and Ron Bates had little trouble at the annual Two-Man Best Ball Tournament at San Juan Golf and Country Club, shooting 65 on Saturday and a 69 on Sunday to capture the gross division.

Abandoned fishing gear, crab pots are ‘perpetual killing machines’ in San Juan waters

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 2:07PM

Perhaps it should comes as no surprise, but the enormity of the problem is stunning in its own right. And the statistics and casualties just keep piling up.

Stuff you need to know about the county fair Aug. 13-16

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 6:00AM updated at 1:35PM

The Written Word is San Juan County Fair’s opportunity for all local writers to “show their stuff.”

Caleb the Wonder Dog: April 1, 1993 - June 24, 2008

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 23, 2008 at 10:24AM

Caleb the Wonder Dog came home with me from the Animal Protection Society shelter in 1997 and, in the almost 11 years we had together, we were seldom far apart.

Relay for Life Profile: Dolores Fantin

  • Jul 21, 2008 at 10:23PM

Relay for Life — Friday, 5:30 p.m., to Saturday, 11 a.m., on the Friday Harbor High School football field — raises money for the American Cancer Society. To put a face on the fight against cancer and encourage participation in Relay for Life, families submitted to The Journal photos of loved ones who fought the battle. See SanJuanJournal.com for other profiles

Rewards of volunteering are always priceless | Beach Watchers' Journal

  • Jul 21, 2008 at 10:24PM

What happened at the 10th annual OrcaSing held at the park’s lighthouse only confirmed just how little we know about the three families of orcas who have been vacationing in the Salish Sea for eons, long before there was a summer ferry schedule.

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