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- Apr 15, 2010 at 2:48PM
Eleven islanders were elected delegates or alternate delegates to the state Republican Convention June 10-12 in Vancouver. They were elected at the San Juan County Republican Convention, March 28.
- Apr 15, 2010 at 2:54PM
Two Republican U.S. Senate candidates — one of them a noted former NFL tight end — bring their campaigns to Friday Harbor this month. Sean Salazar is the special guest at a no-host lunch upstairs at the China Pearl April 20, and on Orcas Island the same day from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Clint Didier is the special guest at a no-host lunch upstairs at the China Pearl, April 23 at 11:30 a.m.
- Apr 15, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 12:42PM
Robert "Bob" Sheldon Dixon passed peacefully on April 12, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital after complications from a cardiac arrest. Bob was born in Seattle, Wash., on March 2, 1954. He graduated from Lake Washington High School in 1972. Bob moved to Friday Harbor in 1977. Bob was a skilled meat cutter for more than 30 years in Friday Harbor, employed by Verne Howard.
- Apr 15, 2010 at 12:41PM
Ken "Dart" Malan, 78, retired Group Health physician, died from cancer on April 5, 2010 at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, Wash. He was born Aug. 21, 1931 in Ogden, Utah, son of Kennett H. Malan and Maureen Peck. He spent some of his happiest days working with his beloved grandpa, Gideon H. Malan, on their mountain, and with his lifelong friends from Polk Elementary, fondly referred to as "the sons of Polk." He was on winning swimming and skiing teams at Ogden High School.
Attorney General Rob McKenna will visit Friday Harbor to talk about protecting private property rights
- Apr 15, 2010 at 10:20AM
State Attorney General Rob McKenna will talk about "Protecting Private Property Rights" at the May 4 meeting of CAPR San Juan — the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the San Juan Island Grange. Minnie Knych said McKenna may also talk about the proposed San Juan Islands National Monument designation and the possible implications. Land owned by the U.S. Department of Natural Resources — some 900 acres — is on a U.S. Interior Department list of proposed national monuments.
- Apr 14, 2010 at 2:26PM
A solo show of Terry Ogle’s diverse work — more than 20 abstracts, acrylics, sketches, watercolors and wood sculptures — opens April 18, 2-5 p.m., in the Harborview Building at First and East streets, next to the ferry landing. Those in attendance can sign in for a drawing for a painting and a sculpture.
- Apr 14, 2010 at 1:31PM
The Wolverines made quick work out of Concrete and swept a doubleheader on the road Saturday by a combined total of 35-4. More importantly, perhaps, senior Kerri Goff had her groove on from the very first pitch. “She pitched the first three innings of both games without giving up a walk. That’s zero base-on-balls,” Head Coach Kevin Carlton said. “And she threw hard.”
- Apr 13, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Apr 14, 2010 at 2:03PM
The San Juan Island Farmers Market will likely have a permanent home on Nichols Street soon. The Capital Budget approved by the state House of Representatives Tuesday includes $375,000 for the purchase of 150 Nichols St. for a permanent farmers market.
- Apr 14, 2010 at 2:03PM
San Juan County Parks, Public Works, the Land Bank and The Trust for Public Land will host open houses on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan islands to share key findings from a community survey conducted in December 2009, present new maps of county resources, and request feedback on their recommended projects and actions.
- Apr 14, 2010 at 1:58PM
It’s now been four years since the grassroots group that named itself the San Juan Island Anti-Litter Initiative formed. During this time, we’ve mounted several important campaigns aimed at raising awareness about San Juan Island’s litter problem and at attempting to reduce the amount of litter on our roadsides and beaches. Working behind the scenes in concert with us was Patt Martin, a woman who deserves a very special “thank you” from all of us.
- Apr 14, 2010 at 1:53PM
We are grateful for the many expressions of love and support during our loss of Charlie. The flowers, food, cards, visits and thoughts were truly appreciated. It is most rewarding to have lived on this island all our lives with special, caring people.
- Apr 14, 2010 at 1:52PM
“Cowboy” Bob Myhr recently sent out a press release regarding an Audubon field trip on Lopez. He called it a trip sponsored by the Lopez subchapter of the San Juan Islands Audubon Society. We do not have subchapters as all the San Juan Islands are part of San Juan Islands Audubon Society.
- Apr 14, 2010 at 1:50PM
The Family Umbrella Group’s 12th annual Spring Luncheon will be held this Friday at Mullis Community Senior Center. We hope that you can join us for this fun-filled event starting at 11 a.m. with our silent auction and social hour. Enjoy a gourmet lunch provided by Vinny’s and be entertained by Eugene Cuomo during our live auction. Many fabulous items graciously donated by members and businesses within our community are up for bid.
- Apr 14, 2010 at 1:49PM
OPALCO is the only organization in the country that holds its annual meeting on a public ferry! Why? In order to give all the members of this unique, member-owned cooperative a chance to express their concerns and views to the management and the Board of Directors in a local, easy-to-access forum.
- Apr 14, 2010 at 1:47PM
The first draft of the summer ferry schedule has been in the media. It’s important to point out that there is always a big difference between the first draft ferry schedule and the final schedule. This happens every time and is what our Ferry Advisory Committee is tasked to accomplish: to take the draft WSF proposes and work with them to adapt it to our needs.
- Apr 14, 2010 at 1:48PM
In response to Brian Lynch’s letter (“Bogert for OPALCO,” page 6, April 7 Journal), I’d like to clarify an important point. In the OPALCO election, all members may vote in all district elections, regardless of their home district.
- Apr 14, 2010 at 1:45PM
The Friday Harbor Town Council has withdrawn “for the time being” the town’s offer to sell the solid waste transfer station site to the county. The San Juan County Council has responded that it may go its own way and develop a new transfer station on a neighboring parcel. Within their letters to each other: An openness to negotiate and resolve their disputes. We encourage them to do so. They have an opportunity to resolve one of the most contentious issues on the island today and strengthen the relationship between the town and county governments.
- Apr 14, 2010 at 1:42PM
Friday Harbor’s Roy Taylor sent his slugging percentage through the roof. The junior infielder had a home run, a double and six RBIs in the Wolverines’ 13-0 five-inning defeat of Concrete in Game 1 of a doubleheader on the road, April 10.
- Apr 13, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Apr 14, 2010 at 8:47AM
20th Century Fox has announced plans to make a movie about Colton Harris-Moore, based on Orcas writer Bob Friel's book proposal.
- Apr 13, 2010 at 5:26PM
It was a windy and cold April 2, and 10-year-old Grace Shaw checked on the hummingbirds that visit the feeders lining the porch of her family's home on Bailer Hill Road. She saw what looked like a leaf stuck to one of the feeders; a closer look revealed it was a hummingbird, its feet stuck to the little ledge around the feeder. She carefully removed the bird from the feeder and called her mom. "I thought it was dead," Rose Shaw said, remembering that some of the bird's feathers were missing.
- Apr 12, 2010 at 2:00PM updated Apr 13, 2010 at 11:15AM
Sheriff Bill Cumming wouldn’t elaborate on the details, but the recent late-night helicopter activity on Orcas Island is part of the ongoing investigation to find serial burglar Colton Harris-Moore.
- Apr 10, 2010 at 9:00AM updated Apr 12, 2010 at 11:29AM
It was a great party. A good ol' fashioned island spaghetti feed. Lots of great items to bid on. Camaraderie was high. The humor was abundant. The guest of honor could not be there. But she will know about this party; it's as much a part of her history as the health issue that prevented her from attending. And someday, she will thank each and every person who attended this event -- not with words, but with her life. Seeing her as an adult, perhaps with children of her own, pursuing her life's dreams as a happy, healthy young woman; that will be the reward.
- Apr 8, 2010 at 12:00PM updated Apr 10, 2010 at 9:26AM
How do you read a book? Are you looking for beautiful prose or gripping action that makes you turn the pages? Do you crave characters that make you weep or a setting in a landscape or time far, far away? Or are you, like one of my favorite characters, Alice, looking for conversation? Do you like to peruse the pictures and perhaps the captions and maybe only then read the text if your interest is piqued? Sam Connery is the kind of writer that visually oriented readers will like.
San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce celebrates local businesses in Recognition and Celebration Banquet, April 29
- Apr 9, 2010 at 1:52PM
The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce celebrates the success of local businesses with its first annual Recognition and Celebration Banquet, April 29 in Friday Harbor House’s San Juan Room. The evening will start at 6 p.m. with a no-host bar. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., with the program and awards to follow.
- Apr 9, 2010 at 9:02AM
While driving home from a recent stormwater workshop, a friend asked, “Is run-off from my small property really making its way to the ocean and causing damage? My family has lived here 20 years, and we care about the environment as much as anyone. Why is this suddenly becoming a problem?” It’s a good question, and one that resonates with many of us. When we look to science for the answer, we find that it isn’t always exact enough to show specific effects from specific human behaviors.
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