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Islands’ Weekly now mailing to Lopez only

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 1:36PM

Effective with the March 31 edition, the Lopez Island-based Islands’ Weekly will no longer be mailed to households on Orcas and San Juan islands. It will continue to be mailed free of charge to Lopez Island households.

A show of support Sunday for the Anacortes-San Juan Islands-Sidney run

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 1:32PM

After fighting to keep it on the schedule, the Anacortes-San Juan Islands-Sidney international ferry run is here to stay (for now), and islanders are invited to celebrate.

Spring Sports Preview in this week's editions of the Journal, Sounder

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 1:26PM

The 2009 Spring Sports Preview, a special section of The Journal of the San Juan Islands and The Islands' Sounder, is included in this week's editions of the newspapers.

National Census reports San Juan County agriculture is growing

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 1:07PM

Farming in San Juan County is growing – and growing faster than national and state averages, according to a new report from the National Agricultural Statistics service. The number of farms, farmers, acres farmed, and revenue are all growing in San Juan County. The report, released last month, is a national census conducted every five years, and results from 2007 show 66 more farms (291 total) in the islands than in 2002, a 29 percent increase compared to 13 percent for Washington state and 4 percent nationally.

Classes could improve your birding skills

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 1:01PM

San Juan Islands Audubon is partnering with Skylark Birding and Nature Tours to bring birding classes to the islands. So, dust off your binoculars and get ready to enjoy the sounds of spring. Sign up for more than one class and get a Good Student Discount.

Time to sign up for adult co-ed softball

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:58PM

The signs of spring are everywhere, which means that now is the time to sign your co-ed softball team up for Island Rec’s summer league. This is a nine-week summer league, with games played on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, for women and men 15 years and older.

Island Rec hosts spring break camp

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:56PM

Island Rec is offering a three-day afternoon mini day camp for elementary age youth. Games, arts and crafts and trips around the island are planned to keep everyone entertained all afternoon. On April 9, participants will head to Orcas Island to play at the Funhouse.

School board talks Wednesday night about sports funding

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:54PM

The San Juan Island School Board’s agenda Wednesday includes an Update on Funding Athletic Program for 2009-10. The agenda indicates the item will be discussed only; no decision is expected to be made.

Despite losses, Friday Harbor soccer team stays positive | Soccer

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:52PM

The Friday Harbor Wolverines soccer team is off to a tough season start. With only 12 players and two seniors, that was to be expected. But despite the losses, the young team is showing a positive attitude in the face of defeat — a sign of discipline and maturity, Coach Andy Duke said.

Friday Harbor Sailing Club launches its cruising season | Around the Waterfront

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:49PM

A roaring campfire and singfest in 30-degree weather on a remote island. What could be better? That’s the way the Friday Harbor Sailing Club started its 2009 cruising season last weekend. Six sailboats and one motorboat (ugh) moored alongside the float in Prevost Harbor, Stuart Island, and one anchored out.

Dragons turn season around with 8-2 win; Dayton leads scoring with four goals | Lacrosse

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 11:49AM

The San Juan Dragons were looking to shake off two season-opening losses. The North County Cavaliers found themselves the unwitting victims. Saturday, the Dragons turned their season around with an 8-2 win at home under sunny skies.

Heartbreaking 6-5 loss for Wolverines | Softball

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 11:43AM

With a three-run lead and two innings to go, the Wolverines looked as if they had the game under control. But a patient Meridian team had something else in mind.

Friday Harbor tennis team soars in season opener | Tennis

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 11:46AM

Friday Harbor bested the elements and Darrington to bag 4-out-of-5 matches and a victory at home Friday in the season opener. Junior Hannah Snow and sophomore Jenny Dunn netted an impressive 8-2 win in No. 1 doubles and set a tone for their teammates to follow.

Howard shoots 37 at Lopez in debut with Wolverines | Golf

  • Mar 20, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Mar 23, 2009 at 2:36PM

Dustin Howard shot 37 in his debut as a Friday Harbor Wolverine golfer Thursday, medaling at par-35 Lopez. The Wolverines defeated the Lopez Lobos by 30 strokes, 241 to 271.

Room to grow: Town Council gives conditional OK to Buck property annexation

  • Mar 20, 2009 at 6:04PM

The stage is set for Friday Harbor to grow. The Town Council on Thursday tentatively approved annexation of the Buck property, a 48-acre parcel on the southeast side of town and the future home, as proposed, of a mixed neighborhood of 240 market-rate and permanently affordable homes.

Learn about, and comment on, Navy plans | Editorial

  • Mar 20, 2009 at 2:36PM

April 13. That’s the new deadline for public comment on the U.S. Navy’s plans to extend its training over the San Juan Islands and the Pacific Northwest. Hear those planes rumbling over the San Juans? That should compel you to learn more about what the Navy has planned. Read the draft Environmental Impact Statement – the name of the document is the “Northwest Training Range Complex Draft Environmental Impact Statement / Overseas Environmental Impact Statement.” To review the document and submit a comment, visit or write to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, 1101 Tautog Circle, Silverdale, WA 98315-1101, Attn: Mrs. Kimberly Kler – NWTRC EIS/OEIS.

San Juan Island Hospital District approves PeaceHealth contract—here's what's next

  • Mar 19, 2009 at 6:00AM updated at 5:20PM

San Juan Island hospital district commissioners approved a contract Wednesday that gives PeaceHealth the right to build and operate a hospital on San Juan Island for 50 years. The vote was 5-0 and was applauded by the audience of more than 40 islanders and supporters who crowded the meeting room in the Frank Wilson EMS Building.

Commission will vote March 18 on PeaceHealth contract; read it in its entirety here

  • Mar 6, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Mar 19, 2009 at 5:12PM

San Juan Island hospital district commissioners will vote March 18 on a contract that would give PeaceHealth the right to build and operate a hospital on San Juan Island for 50 years.

San Juan Dragons lacrosse take tough 12-5 loss in Lynnwood

  • Mar 19, 2009 at 6:00AM updated at 2:12PM

The San Juan Dragons lost 12-5 to Lynnwood at Shoreline Soccer Fields, Wednesday. The Dragons, off to a shaky 0-2 start in Washington High School Boys Lacrosse, return home Saturday to host the North County Cavaliers. Game time is 2 p.m.

Wolverines open season with 13-3 victory; Goff strikes out seven, Anderson knocks in three runs

  • Mar 19, 2009 at 2:11PM

Sure, patience may be a virtue. But it can also go a long way in helping set the table when an opposing pitcher can't find the strike zone. The Friday Harbor softball team made the most out of a dozen base-on-balls and a hit batter or two to open the season with a 13-3 victory on the road Tuesday over Coupeville.

Public hearing tonight on Buck annexation; school district superintendent search begins

  • Mar 19, 2009 at 6:00AM updated at 8:51AM

The Friday Harbor Town Council meets tonight at 5:30 in Mullis Community Senior Center, 589 Nash St. There will be a public hearing to consider annexation of 48 acres near the former gravel pit. A neighborhood of 240 permanently affordable and market-rate homes would be developed over 20 years.

Frightening experience for islander at border; guns drawn in case of mistaken identity

  • Mar 18, 2009 at 5:19PM

Even after the guns were drawn and the agent called out for him to get out of his vehicle and put his hands above his head, Michael Greene thought someone else was the subject of all the action.

PeaceHealth contract vote tonight; new direction could be charted this week for San Juan Island

  • Mar 18, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 2:50PM

A 50-year contract to build and operate a hospital on San Juan Island. A possible new funding source for school sports. A search for a new superintendent. Annexation of 48 acres near the former gravel pit. Big decisions will be made this week. And meetings today and Thursday may be your last chance to provide input before those decisions are made.

Islands just got a little greener; 7,000 receive energy conservation kits

  • Mar 18, 2009 at 1:51PM

The San Juans just got a little greener. OPALCO members recently received a surprise in the mail: an energy kit with five new-generation compact fluorescent lights, two low-flow shower heads, a kitchen and bathroom aerator, and energy saving tips.

Westcott Bay Sea Farms will reopen for business in June; U-pick days, wholesaling expected

  • Mar 18, 2009 at 1:31PM

Westcott Bay Sea Farms will reopen for business in June, co-owner Craig Bleeker said. The sea farm, known worldwide for its lantern net-grown oysters and other shellfish, may also sell wholesale to restaurants before June. U-pick days will be scheduled as well.

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