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District Court

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

District Court

Sheriff’s Log

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Department reported responding to the following calls.

Additional charges for alleged airborne driver

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Pretrial hearing is July 23, 10 a.m. in District Court for the driver of a car that got airborne and crashed on Cattle Point and Golf Course roads, injuring the driver and killing his dog.

Two local firefighters head to Grant County to help contain wildfire

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

The San Juan Island Fire Department dispatched two firefighters and a wildland fire engine to Grant County on Monday, to help firefighters contain a more than 3,000-acre wildland fire near Warden.

1895 county jail gets a new roof

  • Jun 24, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 30, 2008 at 12:29PM

Restoration began today on one of Washington's oldest county jails. Dana Owens restored the cupola of the 1895 San Juan County Jail, located on the grounds of the San Juan Historical Museum. Bailer Hill Construction and Local Islands Roofing are doing the main roof. The entire roof of the old jail, which houses public exhibits related its history, is expected to be completed in time for the Fourth of July Pig War Picnic on the museum grounds.

Hard landing for plane at Roche Harbor

  • Jun 27, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 28, 2008 at 4:37PM

Old Browne Lumber site will become a parking lot July 15

  • Jun 27, 2008 at 4:53PM

The former Browne Lumber Co. site on Spring Street will become a lot for paid parking, operated by Dan Ward of San Juan Transit. The lot will have about 40 spaces. The Town of Friday Harbor will resurface the parking area with gravel; in exchange, Ward will conduct a parking needs survey for the town.

Hospital Commission votes to further explore construction of new medical center

  • Jun 26, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 27, 2008 at 10:15AM

The San Juan Hospital District Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to accept and sign a non-binding letter of intent with PeaceHealth to further explore building a new integrated medical center on San Juan Island.

Students are making progress with biodiesel

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 27, 2008 at 10:11AM

When we began the Friday Harbor High School biodiesel project three weeks ago, we had no idea all the little things it would entail.

Coveted pedestal on the bumpy road to freedom

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 27, 2008 at 10:09AM

They didn’t see it, all those who deserved to. It simply took too long and they were unable to wait.

San Juan hospital: We like it, but have questions | Editorial

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jun 27, 2008 at 10:09AM

A lot of questions need to be answered about the feasibility of an integrated medical center on San Juan Island. We encourage the San Juan Hospital District Commission, which oversees Inter Island Medical Center and San Juan EMS, to approve the letter of intent that will allow a study that will answer those questions.

UPDATED: Bystanders, EMTs on San Juan try to revive apparent heart attack victim

  • Jun 26, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 27, 2008 at 8:26AM

Laura Bauer and her sister, Erin Flynn, were reading a menu in the window of Golden Triangle when they heard a "clunk." It was the sound of a man falling to the ground — first against a sign on the wall, onto which he rested his hand, and then onto the concrete sidewalk.

Cancer survivor participating in Relay for first year

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 2:45PM

Every year my friends and family tell me I should be recognized for being a cancer survivor. So this year, I gave in. I have been free of cervical cancer since 2001. It was  the scariest and most painful two years of my life but I made it through with the help of my family and friends! Without them, I am sure my outcome would have been different. They gave me the strength to fight it.

San Juan Relay for Life profile: Frank Wilson

  • Jun 28, 2008 at 6:00AM

Relay for Life — July 25-26, 5:30 p.m. to 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 are invited to submit photos of loved ones who have fought the battle. Write Richard Walker, The Journal, P.O. Box 519, Friday Harbor 98250. E-mail

UPDATED: Smaller ferry to serve San Juans till July 7

  • Jun 17, 2008 at 3:03PM

Maintenance on one of the Washington State Ferries' largest vessels is not scheduled to be finished until July 7, causing a ripple effect that began when a smaller vessel was sent here Sunday, when the summer schedule began.

San Juan businesses see profits fall amid high gas prices, bad weather

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 2:00PM

Some Friday Harbor business owners say tourist traffic is down compared to June 2007. And they say they are feeling the financial pinch.

Bates takes San Juan Open golf tournament for second time

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 1:59PM

Ron Bates won his second San Juan Open, shooting a par 71 on Saturday’s first round and finishing Sunday with a 78. Bates’ combined score for both rounds was 149.

Friday Harbor Fire Engine 6 is out; town borrows truck from Orcas

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:00AM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 1:25PM

Engine is "showing its age,” said Fire Chief Vern Long. Engine 6 has had brake problems, a leaking water tank, and now pump problems. “We’re just trying to nurse (Engine 6) through it ... It just couldn’t wait till spring."

New group working to increase access to early education

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:00AM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 12:54PM

We’ll spend 13 years in school preparing for college or the workplace. But it’s our first five years of life — those years before we ever set foot in a classroom — that have the most impact on our ability to learn, control our behavior and build relationships. By age 5, we have the building blocks for success, or we have a tough road to hoe.

Seattle Weekly reports on San Juan citizenship spot checks

  • Jun 26, 2008 at 12:44PM

"Kicking the Juans Out of the San Juans" is the title of a story in Seattle Weekly about the issue of citizenship spot checks in the San Juans.

Westcott Bay Sea Farms is being downsized, is up for sale

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:00AM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 12:23PM

Westcott Bay Sea Farms is being downsized to a clam operation with periodic harvest of mussels and oysters. Its surrounding acreage is for sale.

Do you know the men in this photograph?

  • Jun 26, 2008 at 10:50AM

Peggy Cantrell of Friday Harbor retrieved this photo after it had been discarded by a man who bought a wallet at the Thrift Shop. "She retrieved it as a piece of history," said Minnie Knych, who has the photo.

Dentures are now the next-to-the-best thing

  • Jun 24, 2008 at 11:56AM

New technique not only helps dentures stay snug, but also helps bone structure stay healthy

San Juan Public Meetings | June 25-July 14

  • Jun 24, 2008 at 11:56AM

Port Commission, Hospital District Commission, School Board meet today

Whidbey, Frontier bank merger is off | San Juan Business Briefs

  • Jun 24, 2008 at 11:56AM

Whidbey Island Bank, which has a branch in Friday Harbor, will not become Frontier Bank.

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