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Journal wins second place for Community Service at state press convention

  • 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.

The only thing we have to fear is ... stupidity | Ferry Home Companion

  • 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.

Reader comments now featured on

  • 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.

Coast Salish master storyteller Johnny Moses in Friday Harbor Oct. 12

  • 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.

Passages: Joan T. May

  • 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.

Passages: Elizabeth Ann Burton

  • 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.

Folk singer/songwriter Tom Rush at SJCT Saturday; helped shape folk's revival

  • 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.”

Supports Pratt for County Council, District 1

  • 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.

Friday Harbor soccer team defeats M.V. Christian to take league lead

  • 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).

Rosario Resort sells fast for $5.45 million; will remain open as a resort

  • 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.

Wolverines have a tenuous lead in league

  • 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.

Wolverines undone by turnovers, penalties in 28-14 loss to Nooksack Valley

  • 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.

Signup for Island Rec basketball by Friday

  • 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.

Friday Harbor volleyball team sweeps Hurricanes

  • 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.

Friday Harbor tennis team tallies three straight

  • 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.

Reaves charged with second-degree murder in brother's death; arraignment Oct. 10

  • 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.

You Should Know | Public Meetings

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 3:53PM

The following public agencies meet this week. The meetings are open to the public.

Farewell from the Lunch Lady

  • 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."

Thank you for giving the gift of life

  • 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.

A fun way to stay in shape

  • 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.

Radio station is a work in progress

  • 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.

A proper term for these economic times

  • 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.

Crumb rubber is hazardous to our health

  • 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.

Cantwell, Larsen endorse Ranker for state Senate

  • 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.

Share your thoughts about Turtleback plan | Guest Column

  • 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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