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Charitable classic car show notches new fundraising mark

  • Aug 31, 2013 at 7:37PM

Three fewer entries than a year ago didn’t set back Concourse d’ Elegance 2013 one bit. In fact, this year’s event, marked by a 23 percent increase in spectator contributions, topped the 2012 mark for charitable proceeds by a healthy dose.

'Superpod' helps to make a girl's dream come true | Guest Column

  • Aug 31, 2013 at 7:15PM

Emily’s lifelong wish was to observe orcas in the wild. With as much time as the resident orcas have been spending away from San Juan Island this summer (due to the lack of food source), I was definitely feeling the pressure. What if the orcas weren’t around the Salish Sea while she was here?

Hospital board takes heat over medical services, AG opinion

  • Aug 31, 2013 at 8:13PM

A standing-room-only crowd urged the commission to advocate for the islanders who elect the commissioners and pay the taxes. Charles Richardson told the commission, “I need you to represent me with PeaceHealth.” Meanwhile, Island Hospital passed on a potential partnership with PeaceHealth

Bound together to help island families | Guest Column

  • Sep 1, 2013 at 5:00AM

The Family Resource Center offers opportunities for families and children that are important for individuals, families and the entire community.

Spaghetti ready for Truesdale benefit dinner | Letters

  • Sep 1, 2013 at 7:00AM

There will be a benefit spaghetti dinner at the American Legion for Greg on Sept. 7, at 5 p.m., as he recovers from a construction accident. Support can also be made through donation to “The Greg Truesdale Benefit Fund” at Whidbey Island Bank.

Business owners press port for action—Round 2

  • Sep 1, 2013 at 8:00AM

Update: The Port of Friday Harbor and San Juan Island Fire Rescue announced Friday, Aug. 30, that the Aug. 17 fire that destroyed Downriggers Restaurant was caused by an electrical problem within a wall near the restaurant's kitchen.

Unique portrait of ‘Founding Father’ revealed in three-act play

  • Sep 1, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Sep 4, 2013 at 5:35PM

Local playwright Don Pollard takes us into the study of the third President of the United States for a close-up chat that follows Jefferson from his presidency and tumultuous relationship with John Adams, through his efforts to expand the country westward, to the end of his life on the same July 4 that Adams died.

Priority '1' for hospital board? Islanders | Guest Column

  • Sep 1, 2013 at 12:00PM

It appears to me that rather than determining which healthcare services should be available, the commissioners are allowing PeaceHealth to tell us what services PeaceHealth (and the Catholic Bishops) are willing to provide. Shouldn’t the board be telling PeaceHealth what services they need to provide in order to receive taxpayer funds?

Prosecutor applauds feds 'hands-off' policy on state pot laws

  • Sep 1, 2013 at 12:00PM

A recent Department of Justice memo was issued to remind U.S. attorneys to use “limited investigative and prosecutorial resources to address the most significant threats in the most effective, consistent and rational way.”

Loving, generous neighbors have help lift our heavy hearts | Letters

  • Sep 2, 2013 at 6:00AM

We give thanks to everyone who helped make John’s Celebration of Life so beautiful and heart-filled. There are sooooo many people we can’t list them all here and we don’t want to leave anyone out…sooooo much love!

West to east, Larsen rounds the bases on SJ Island tour

  • Sep 2, 2013 at 9:00AM

A stop-over at Cattle Point Road kicked off Larsen’s Aug. 28 afternoon tour of San Juan Island. He was accompanied on stops along the way by numerous local officials, including the three members of the county council.

Verheyen: up close & solo

  • Sep 3, 2013 at 11:00AM

Islanders now get the chance listen to Carl in a solo performance up close and personal in the Gubelman

In the Deep: Making the most of Marine Area 7

  • Sep 3, 2013 at 12:00PM updated Sep 4, 2013 at 1:51PM

Ron Meng, founder of Islands Marine Center on Lopez Island, and builder of Ocean Sport boats passed away last week. In light of Ron's passing, maybe it's a fitting tribute that Labor Day Weekend was on fire for big Kings.

Crime briefs: 60 days for dealing cocaine; four months for felony assault

  • Sep 3, 2013 at 3:00PM

A San Juan Island man who twice sold cocaine to an informant was ordered to serve 60 days in jail, while a knife-wielding homeless man will serve four months for felony assault.

Grants available for historic barns

  • Sep 4, 2013 at 6:00AM

Historic agricultural structures listed in the Heritage Barn Register, the Washington Heritage Register, or the National Register of Historic Places, are eligible to receive grant funds.

Islandtime Music Festival

  • Sep 5, 2013 at 10:00AM

Extravaganza of entertainment. Eight bands, eight hours, twelve bucks.

More 'military action' overseas? When will we learn? | Letters

  • Sep 5, 2013 at 3:59PM

Though 90 percent in the U.S. disagree, Obama insists firepower is the only resort? And isn't "military action” usually government speak for: Fire the torpedoes and bleep the consequences? Vietnam and Korean “military action” turned out so well, right?

John Joel Buck: Jan. 8, 1980 - Aug. 13, 2013 | Passages

  • Sep 5, 2013 at 3:51PM

John was a loving husband, dad and cook. He loved thinking up creative “to do” ideas, making beautiful things out of nature. He loved skiing, Tuesday night poker, Frisbee golf, music, music, music, good vegetarian food, concerts, and music festivals. Did we mention music and more music!

Prescribed burn in store at American Camp, Mount Young

  • Sep 5, 2013 at 4:58PM

The prescribed burns, slated to begin Sept. 11, are expected to help restore habitat for two rare prairie species: the island marble butterfly, a federal species of concern; and golden paintbrush, also a threatened species. The National Parks Service successfully cultivated golden paintbrush last winter.

Journal political cartoon; September 4 edition | Opinion

  • Sep 6, 2013 at 5:00AM

Cartoon musings on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on SanJuanJournal.com.

FH Film Fest airs 'Alone in the Wilderness', Tuesday

  • Sep 6, 2013 at 10:32AM

Using color footage he shot himself, Dick Proenneke traces how he came to this remote area, selected a homestead site and built his log cabin completely by himself.

Town hosts 'Remembrance Ceremony' to mark 12th anniversary of 9/11

  • Sep 7, 2013 at 7:39PM

The event will begin, rain or shine, with a presentation of "colors" by an American Legion Post 163 honor guard detachment, followed by several speakers, including Mayor Carrie Lacher and Fire Chief Steve Marler.

Don't repeat past mistakes; keep U.S. military out of Syria | Guest Column

  • Sep 7, 2013 at 7:55PM

We recall all too well the lies and deceit that resulted in the unconstitutional, undeclared, and unnecessary wars of choice in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the disastrous intervention in the Libyan civil war.

Friday Harbor tripped up in season opener; 20-19 | Football

  • Sep 7, 2013 at 7:15PM

Friday Harbor grabbed an early 12-0 lead as Nate Steenkolk rushed for two touchdowns in the Wolverines first two possessions of the game. But they failed to convert on each of the extra-point attempts, which would come back to haunt them in the late stages of season opener.

More guardrails for county roads

  • Sep 9, 2013 at 8:00PM

Guardrails are scheduled to be installed during the week of Sept. 23 on San Juan Island.

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