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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.

Sheriff’s Log

  • Jun 24, 2008 at 11:55AM

San Juan County Sheriff’s Department reported responding to these calls ...

State Department of Health

  • Jun 24, 2008 at 11:55AM

The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions against the following health care provider in San Juan County:

Political Notebook

  • Jun 24, 2008 at 11:54AM

The Waldron Community Meeting will host a forum July 12, 2-4 p.m., for candidates for County Council, District 4; and Superior Court judge.

Sports Briefs

  • Jun 24, 2008 at 11:55AM

Island Rec sailing classes got off to a windy start last week. Using boats generously provided by the Sailing Foundation, two classes of aspiring sailors came to Percich Pond to test the waters.

Deadline tonight to fully restore athletic budget

  • Jun 24, 2008 at 11:55AM

San Juan Island Schools Superintendent Michael Soltman reported that $17,600 has been raised toward a goal of $23,000 needed to fully restore the athletic program for next year.

San Juan Initiative meeting will have big draw

  • Jun 24, 2008 at 11:55AM

Puget Sound Partnership Chairman Bill Ruckelshaus and state Lands Commissioner Doug Sutherland will attend a meeting of the San Juan Initiative Policy Group Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Mullis Community Senior Center.

San Juan County enjoying lower unemployment than state

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM

So, the real estate market is sluggish. Your town utility bill is going up. You’re paying more at the pump. Take a look at the bright side: Overall, the island economy is not too bad.

Hospital commission moves to hire two physicians

  • Jun 24, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 5:31AM

In an unexpected action taken in today's executive session, the San Juan Hospital Board of Commissioners voted to offer Dr. Al Johnson the full-time physician's position vacated by outgoing Dr. Greg Moran, who leaves for private practice to Dallas, Texas in July.

Town birthday photo Sept. 20; party Feb. 9

  • Jun 24, 2008 at 11:54AM

A year of special events will begin at the San Juan County Fair, Aug. 16-19, and will conclude at the 2009 San Juan County Fair. Events include a community photograph Sept. 20 on the San Juan County Courthouse lawn (all residents can assemble there to be included in the photo); and a town-sponsored birthday party Feb. 9, 3-6 p.m., at the San Juan County Fairgrounds.

‘Extinctions’ the subject of Illg Lecture Sunday

  • Jun 24, 2008 at 11:54AM

The U.W. Friday Harbor Labs’ 10th annual Illg Distinguished Lecturer will be Dr. James Carlton, professor of marine sciences at Williams College and director of the Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport.

New deputy administrator was Hawaii’s deputy A.G.

  • Jun 24, 2008 at 11:54AM

When San Juan County’s new deputy county administrator moved from Hawaii to Eastsound and set up a legal practice in 2007, it was a homecoming.

Early deadlines for the Fourth of July

  • Jun 24, 2008 at 11:54AM

The Journal will be closed in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Some deadlines have been changed for the July 9 edition.

Want to quit smoking? DSHS can help

  • Jun 24, 2008 at 11:53AM

Beginning July 1, 2008, the Department of Social and Health Service medical programs’ coverage will expand to include a new smoking cessation benefit for clients.

‘Velveteen rabbits’ graduate from Griffin Bay High

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00AM

Ninety-five friends and family members gathered June 14 afternoon in the Friday Harbor Middle School commons to celebrate the graduation of nine seniors from Griffin Bay High School.

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