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- Oct 3, 2008 at 1:00PM updated at 4:43PM
The Journal of the San Juan Islands was honored today for community service at the 121st annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention, in Yakima.
- Oct 3, 2008 at 10:33AM
Being a columnist, I have the luxury of pontificating my thoughts in a free press in a free country. We try to avoid being too political, but this election is so interesting, I have to share my feelings.
- Oct 6, 2008 at 1:00AM
Starting today, your community news site is adding a lot more community. Visitors to our site can now contribute their own comments to all of our news stories, editorials and letters to the editor. You are invited to participate.
- Oct 1, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Oct 2, 2008 at 5:10PM
Johnny Moses, a Coast Salish master storyteller and memory keeper, will speak Oct. 12, 1-4 p.m., in the San Juan Island Grange. Admission is $20, but no one will be turned away. Children younger than 12 get in free. The event is billed as a potluck celebration.
- Oct 2, 2008 at 5:00PM
Joan T. May, 81, of Friday Harbor, passed away on Oct. 1, 2008, at Island Hospital in Anacortes. Arrangements are pending.
- Oct 2, 2008 at 4:52PM
Elizabeth Ann Burton, 82, of Friday Harbor, passed away on Oct. 2, 2008, at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Arrangements are pending.
- Oct 1, 2008 at 5:16PM
For more than 40 years Tom Rush has been making an impact on American music. James Taylor told Rolling Stone magazine, “Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences.”
- Oct 1, 2008 at 4:48PM
In my mind, there is only one candidate for County Council, District 1, that has the breadth of experience, the collaboration skills, and the commitment to our entire community required to lead us through the inevitable future challenges. Lovel Pratt will receive my vote and I am asking for yours, too.
- Oct 1, 2008 at 4:49PM
Friday Harbor is now 4-0 in the Northwest 1A/2B League after beating Mount Vernon Christian 3-1 at home, Tuesday. After their inspired play against Meridian the prior Saturday, the team came out a bit flat and allowed their opponents to control play for much of the first 20 minutes. Still, no goal was yielded and, as the Wolverines stepped up their play, they were rewarded by goals from Whitney Porter (unassisted) and from Ingrid Carlson (assisted by Shelby Ness).
- Sep 30, 2008 at 7:00PM updated Oct 1, 2008 at 5:05PM
At 1:45 p.m., only 45 minutes after bidding began, the gavel came down and Rosario Resort was sold at auction for $5.45 million, plus the buyers' fee. Laurie Cameron, executive director of the seller, Olympus Real Estate Partners, would not divulge the buyer's name, but did say that the successful bidder is from the area, though not the islands, and loves Rosario.
- Oct 1, 2008 at 4:48PM
The Friday Harbor Wolverines had a dramatic come-from-behind win over Orcas Sept. 23 to improve to 3-2 and take the lead in the Northwest 1A/2B League. It’s a tenuous lead, however, but more about that later.
- Oct 1, 2008 at 4:40PM
The Friday Harbor football team jumped out to a quick start Saturday on the road at Nooksack Valley. Thanks to a fumble recovery deep in Pioneer territory, the Wolverines grabbed a 7-0 lead when quarterback Michael Ausilio and tailback Eddie Nash hooked up on a 14-yard touchdown pass early in the first period. But that’s about the time the flags really started to fly.
- Oct 1, 2008 at 4:37PM
Most families are likely busy with the current soccer or football seasons, but now is the time to register for Island Rec’s Boys Basketball League.
- Oct 1, 2008 at 4:24PM
There’s no place like home. A road-weary Friday Harbor volleyball team claimed its first match of the season with a three-game sweep at home Sept. 25 over Mount Vernon Christian. With the victory, the Wolverines put an end to a string of four straight losses, all of which came on the road, and cashed in big on their first match at home.
- Oct 1, 2008 at 4:27PM
The Friday Harbor Wolverines notched their third consecutive tennis win Sept. 23, obtaining a 3-2 victory at home Tuesday over Lake Stevens. The Wolverines lost to Coupeville on the road Thursday. Their record is now 3-1.
- Oct 1, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 3:58PM
Jawaad Darcelle Reaves, 21, was charged with second-degree murder Tuesday in the death of his brother, Jermaine. Reaves was transferred from San Juan County Jail to Island County Jail. He is being held on $100,000 bail. Arraignment is scheduled here Oct. 10, 9 a.m. His attorney is Bill Jaquette of the Snohomish County Public Defender's Office.
- Oct 1, 2008 at 3:53PM
The following public agencies meet this week. The meetings are open to the public.
- Oct 1, 2008 at 1:00PM updated at 3:42PM
To the students and staff at Friday Harbor High and Middle schools: It has been a honor and privilege to serve you government-approved and school-budget lunches for the past 12 years. I will miss watching you grow into fine young men and ladies. I know a lot of you high schoolers will love not hearing “Wrong door, go around."
- Oct 1, 2008 at 2:26PM
Thank you, San Juan Island community, for rolling up your sleeves. On behalf of patients in our community’s hospitals, I wish to extend our thanks. During your blood drive on Sept. 24, Puget Sound Blood Center registered 71 donors and collected 61 units of blood. This will benefit up to 183 patients.
- Oct 1, 2008 at 2:13PM
Women of San Juan Island: News flash. Well, sort of, but now that I have your attention. I just want to let you know about an opportunity at Curves; they are letting women come for free for a week to check it out.
- Oct 1, 2008 at 2:07PM
An update on San Juan Island Community Radio’s application for an FM license: Our Petition for Reapplication has been “accepted for filing.” It cleared the FCC International Board that checked it for violation of Canadian radio and found none. It has been sent back to the CRTC — Canada’s FCC — for their approval, which may take several months.
- Oct 1, 2008 at 2:04PM
I find it unfortunate that the media keeps using the term “bailout” to describe the actions being taken to mitigate the current financial crises. I’m sure that as a result of this terminology, most people would describe what is going on as: “The government is taking our tax money to offset the financial reversals of a bunch of mismanaged companies, without any chance of seeing those funds returned.” The term bailout has exactly that connotation.
- Oct 1, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 2:04PM
Proponents of crumb rubber will point to industry funded studies showing the presence of known carcinogens and respiratory irritants at levels below legal thresholds. These studies look at only a small handful of samples and don’t consider the most troubling class of chemicals: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.
- Oct 1, 2008 at 1:28PM
San Juan County Councilman Kevin Ranker has been endorsed for state Senate by Sen. Maria Cantwell and Rep. Rick Larsen. Ranker is the Democratic nominee; former state representative Steve Van Luven of Samish Island is on the Nov. 4 ballot as the Republican nominee.
- Oct 1, 2008 at 1:01PM
For the draft to become final, the Land Bank Commission must hold a public hearing and decide whether to advance the plan to the County Council. Then the council will hold a public hearing in consideration of adopting it. The Land Bank’s public hearing will be held on Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. in the Hotel Dining Room, Orcas Hotel, on Orcas Island (next to the ferry landing), and the County Council’s will be scheduled soon thereafter.
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