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San Juan spring is prime time to see orca pods

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 11:20AM

It’s again time to watch whales in the San Juan Islands. May and June are the two months with the most number of days of orca sightings in Haro Strait off the west side of San Juan Island. J, K and L pods are the resident orcas of this area and, while they don’t migrate to some other area for the winter, they are more widely dispersed then.

Keeping one's distance helps San Juan mammals survive

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 11:19AM

It is not surprising that every summer the Stranding Network receives hundreds of calls from shoreline residents and visitors who find stranded seal pups. It can be very difficult to leave a beached pup alone, but that could be the pup’s only chance for survival.

San Juan foundation closer to 'saving' schools, but still needs help

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 11:00AM

The San Juan Public Schools Foundation is so grateful for the incredible generosity of our community’s response to the Save Our Schools (SOS) Campaign. We are more than halfway toward meeting the “challenge gift” of $300,000! Now it is imperative that we raise the final $130,000 in order to match the remaining challenge gift.

Single day of Iraq War money could completely reshape San Juan Island

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 10:58AM

As the war in Iraq enters its sixth year, I wonder if there just might be a better use for the $380 million* a day it costs. For the sake of fantasy, let’s say the war shut down for just one day and all that money was sent to San Juan Island for islanders to use as they see fit. Here is how I would spend it

Land Bank commissioner: San Juan agency is listening to public

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 10:55AM

Dictionaries define “draft” many ways, such as a current of air, a compulsory conscription, the act of pulling loads. For the Land Bank’s purposes, the meaning of “draft” is consistent with this definition: “a preliminary version, any of various stages in the development of a plan or document” — meaning “not final” and “not a done deal.” When the Land Bank issues a draft management plan, such as the recent plan for Turtleback, it means the plan is draft, subject to revision based on public comment.

New arrival marks start of seventh generation on Lopez Island for family

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 10:47AM

Dance Happy returns to San Juan Community Theatre with June 14 show

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 10:32AM

Join Bill and Rita Ament and more than 60 island performers, ages 2 through adult, as they entertain you in their 23rd annual celebration of dance and song June 14, 7 p.m., in the San Juan Community Theatre.

New York museum director to meet with locals, discuss creation of accredited art museum on San Juan

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 10:31AM

Dr. Annette Blaugrund, director of the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts in New York, will meet with trustees of the Westcott Bay Institute and the Visual Arts Museum June 14 to discuss issues related to creating an accredited art museum on San Juan Island. The meeting will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the San Juan Island Library conference room.

San Juan Public Meetings

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 10:19AM

A list of upcoming meetings around the San Juan Islands.

Haida artist April White to sign new book June 6 at Friday Harbor Whale Museum

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 10:18AM

Noted Haida artist April White will sign copies of her new book, “Sgaana Jaad: Killer Whale Woman,” Friday at 7 p.m. in The Whale Museum.

San Juan Florist now offering cakes and crafts | San Juan Business Briefs

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 10:15AM

San Juan Florist features locally baked and created goods...Friday Harbor Best Western wins award.

Going, going gone — San Juan School Board cuts six sports programs

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 10:01AM

At the San Juan Island School Board meeting May 28, the budget ax hit the spreadsheet and six sports programs hit the floor. Football stays. Girls soccer stays. Boys and girls basketball teams stay. Baseball, softball and girls tennis stay. Boys tennis and girls volleyball are gone. Boys soccer is gone. The co-ed sports — golf, track and wrestling — are gone. Cheerleading, not technically a sport since the team doesn’t compete, stays.

British soccer camps returing to Friday Harbor | San Juan Sports Briefs

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 9:59AM

Sports updates and announcements from around the San Juan Islands.

Former UW, NFL star lights up course at San Juan Celebrity Golf Classic

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 9:58AM

They’re probably still dousing down the hot spots over at the San Juan Golf and Country Club. Former Husky and NFL tight end Cam Cleeland and company set the course on fire for a sizzling first-place finish at the 22nd annual Wells Fargo San Juan Island Celebrity Golf Classic. Cleeland, a familiar face at the annual charitable event, was teamed with local golfers Travis Mager, Kevin McCullough, Scott Williams and Jake Phillips in the event. They smoked the rest of the field by shooting a blistering 56 in 18 holes of golf.

Ellensburg man sets new course record in San Juan Marathon

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 9:56AM

Manuh Santos, 28, of Ellensburg obliterated the competition in Sunday’s sixth annual King’s Market San Juan Island Marathon, shattering the old course record of 2:43.22 and finishing a full 30 minutes faster than last year’s winning time.

Former Friday Harbor Journal editor Lehde passes away at 77

  • Jun 5, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 9:55AM

Friends and family of Jim Fred Lehde will gather Friday at noon at the Jackson's Beach boat launch. Participants can share memories and photographs and say goodbye. Lehde's ashes will be scattered at sea. Lehde, who was editor of the Friday Harbor Journal in the 1970s, died June 2 in his Friday Harbor home. He was 77. He is survived by several children and grandchildren.

Friday Harbor Town Council will discuss councilman's resignation Thursday

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 9:46AM

Friday Harbor Town Councilman Kelley Balcomb-Bartok announced Friday he is resigning effective June 6 to move to Renton, where he will work as communication specialist in the Renton mayor’s office.

Zee resigns as head of San Juan Islands Conservation District

  • Jun 5, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 6, 2008 at 9:35AM

Ron Zee had his hands full navigating unchartered territory for the San Juan Islands Conservation District the past two years. But with the district now on a steady course, he decided the time has come to chase down a dream. Following a two-year tenure as district manager, Zee recently handed in his resignation and on May 30 left behind the agency and the many hats he wore.

Special meeting June 11 to coordinate fundraising for San Juan school sports programs

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 2:40PM

The San Juan Public Schools Foundation and the San Juan Island Community Foundation have raised more than $350,000 to preserve academic and athletic programs for the 2008-09 school year. However, school district officials say an additional $125,000 in matching funds must be raised to fully restore athletic programs, instructional programs and basic services. Superintendent Michael Soltman has called a special meeting of the school board on June 11, 6 p.m. to discuss options for raising dollars necessary to fully fund the athletic program.

Silver Tea was a success

  • May 20, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 4, 2008 at 12:44PM

The background music was critical in making it a success. David Bayley, renowned pianist from our island, gave of his time and piano playing this year as well as he did last year. The songs, "The Entertainer" and the "Maple Leaf Rag" made us want to dance. A big THANK YOU for such delightful entertainment. The music is as important as the tea and cookies.

Likes site, but where are blogs?

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:40PM

Start thinking about ‘trashion’

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:39PM

Program is helping families

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:37PM

Law is silent with relation to race

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:36PM

They were wrapped in love

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:35PM

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