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Updated: Get to know the candidates — and visit Waldron Island

  • Jun 20, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:11PM

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

Pratt schedules campaign meetings June 26, July 24

  • Jun 20, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:11PM

Lovel Pratt, candidate for County Council, San Juan South, has scheduled campaign meetings for June 26, noon; and July 24, 5:15 p.m., in the San Juan Island Library’s meeting room.

James Desermeaux, former San Juan County assessor, dies

  • Jun 22, 2008 at 8:00AM updated Jun 23, 2008 at 8:37AM

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.

Adventuress runs aground in Wasp Passage

  • Jun 23, 2008 at 2:20PM

A historic schooner that many locals have seen navigating island waters for years ran aground in Wasp Passage today. No injuries were reported.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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