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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Adventuress hits rock in Wasp Passage

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 2, 2008 at 4:04PM

The 133-foot schooner Adventuress ran aground in Wasp Passage Monday, forcing the evacuation of 27 passengers and crewmembers.

‘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.

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.

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:

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.

Ochoa named 1A/B All-State starter

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00AM

Wolverine Richie Ochoa’s solid play this year did not go unnoticed as the state’s coaches and sportswriters named him a 1A/B All-State starter.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Graveside service Thursday, 1 p.m., at Valley Cemetery for Jim Desermeaux

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:00AM updated Jul 2, 2008 at 4:07PM

James Leon Desermeaux, former San Juan County assessor and 42-year resident of Friday Harbor, has died. Mr. Desermeaux died at home on June 18. He was 75. Graveside service is Thursday, 1 p.m., at Valley Cemetery.

San Juan Public Meetings | June 25-July 14

  • Jun 24, 2008 at 11:56AM

Port Commission, Hospital District Commission, School Board meet today

‘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.

Art spirit is alive and well in San Juans | Ferry Home Companion

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jul 23, 2008 at 10:03AM

Back in 1938, I was considering getting out of high school in mid-winter. My Omaha Central High School adviser told me it would be tough entering a good college that way unless transferring from another college.

Poisoned apples, personal growth

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:00AM updated Jul 2, 2008 at 12:50PM

The more comfortable you can get them in their own skin prior to adolescence, the better they’ll be able to handle the onslaught on their identity during their teenaged years. Life skills. Empowerment. That’s why Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) and activities like it are so important.

What’s Happening!

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:00AM updated Jul 17, 2008 at 3:22PM

Today: Summer Reading Program kickoff with Maggie Gallivan, 1:30 p.m., Friday Harbor Elementary School field. Enjoy music with Maggie Gallivan, popcorn, lemonade and lots of fun. Sponsored by the San Juan Island Library. Call 378-2798.

Around Town

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 17, 2008 at 3:24PM

San Juan Community Theatre is offering two Children’s Summer Theatre Workshops in July, presented by professional theater artists.

Cancer survivor participating in Relay for first year

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 2:45PM

Every year my friends and family tell me I should be recognized for being a cancer survivor. So this year, I gave in. I have been free of cervical cancer since 2001. It was  the scariest and most painful two years of my life but I made it through with the help of my family and friends! Without them, I am sure my outcome would have been different. They gave me the strength to fight it.

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