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- Jun 11, 2008 at 5:21PM
To the people of Friday Harbor: My family and I are very grateful for the concern and help offered us following the death of my husband, Ramsay Milne.
- Jun 11, 2008 at 5:22PM
My family in Friday Harbor sent me the link to your article, “Looking at the world through the eyes of a child,” page 7A, June 4 Journal. Although I am slightly biased, as one of the children you reference is my nephew, I did want to offer you kudos on your angle to the story.
- Jun 12, 2008 at 6:03AM
Record low tides -- reportedly the lowest since 1916 -- are creating opportunities galore for islanders who like to visit tidepools. The tides are also creating problems for Washington State Ferries. Puget Sound will be experiencing extreme low tides through July 5. Low tides will make it difficult for some vehicles to board ferries, according to WSF.
- Jun 12, 2008 at 10:27AM
Peter Bonoff and Rob Cuomo live lacrosse. They played in college and they've coached the San Juan Dragons. Cuomo coached the Dragons to the Division II playoffs in his debut year with the team. So will they tip the scales in favor of the Dragons alumni team when they face the 2008 Dragons squad in the annual alumni game Saturday, 1 p.m., at Friday Harbor High School?
- Jun 12, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 17, 2008 at 12:23PM
Israel Aguayo has one year to get an attorney, build his case and get a green card. He has applied for a visa to keep him here temporarily, as his attorney recommended. But his case is still pending.
- Jun 12, 2008 at 2:00PM updated at 4:07PM
$10,000 more needed to fully fund programs; school administration forgoes cost-of-living raise to increase matching fund donations by $32,000
- Jun 12, 2008 at 3:47PM
So, the real estate market is sluggish. Your town utility bill is going up. You're paying more at the pump. There is a bright side: Overall, the island economy is not too bad.
- Jun 12, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:10PM
Kevin Ranker won 74 percent of the vote of 40th Legislative District Democrats today in his bid for state Senate. The endorsement comes on the heels of endorsements from the Washington Education Association, Skagit County Commissioner Ken Dahlstedt, Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell, and others.
- Jun 12, 2008 at 5:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:09PM
Kevin Ranker, Democratic candidate for 40th District state Senate, was endorsed this week by the Washington Education Association, Skagit County Commissioner Ken Dahlstedt, Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell, Village Books owners Chuck and Dee Robinson, and Skagit County Democratic Party Vice Chairperson Gail Nicolls.
- Jun 13, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 10:36AM
The cranium of a whale skeleton that has been on the ocean bottom near the San Juan Islands since November 2006 finally resurfaced on June 1, after a long, exhausting weekend for a team of U.W. Friday Harbor Labs divers and vessel operators.
- Jun 13, 2008 at 1:24PM
At the conclusion of the 40th Legislative District endorsement process, Stephanie Kountouros declared that she will no longer seek the Senate seat. "Since the beginning of this race, I have stood by my position that the Senate seat in the 40th LD must be kept by a strong Democrat who will lead the Legislature in addressing social justice issues and work to improve the lives of Washingtonians," she said in a press release.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 4:32PM
Citizens filled the Mullis Senior Community Center Wednesday with both support for and with concerns about a proposed Integrated Medical Center. Representatives from the Community Hospital Committee and PeaceHealth, which runs Saint Joseph's hospital in Bellingham were on hand to answer questions.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 4:35PM
It was short notice, but it was done Jim Lehde’s way. Before Jim Fred Lehde died at home at the end of last month, he had ordered that his obituary be written by a good writer, former Journal staffer Chris Craven. He told her to keep it to 200 words — concise and straightforward, like any good news story.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 10:55AM
It's taken more than two years to get here. But the process of deciding whether San Juan Island's solid-waste transfer station will stay on Sutton Road or move to a new location appears to be headed down the home stretch.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 19, 2008 at 10:09AM
To deal with the ongoing noxious weed problem, to increase the program’s ability to do public outreach and education, and to recruit and use more volunteer labor, Amanda Azous asked the council to consider granting an increase in the county’s Noxious Weed Control property assessment. The new fee would charge $8.10 for each parcel of land and 81 cents for each additional acre. She said 93 percent of the all parcel owners would pay less than $16.21 per year.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:10PM
Seventy-four percent of 40th Legislative District Democrats voted Thursday to endorse Kevin Ranker for state Senate.
- Jun 16, 2008 at 10:30PM
A quick look at newsmakers around San Juan Island.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 4:49PM
The U.S. Coast Guard is stepping up enforcement of rules prohibiting fishermen from allowing their vessels to drift while the entire crew sleeps.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM
- Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM
John Towson and golfing members of the Leo Club stood behind a check for $500 for the Save Our Schools fund, at the conclusion of the second annual Leo Club Spring Scramble Golf Tournament June 8 at San Juan Golf and Country Club.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 4:51PM
It only took Rich Rae 14 years — and probably close to 1 million swings at a golf ball — to produce his first hole-in-one. It happened during Saturday Men’s Club competition at San Juan Golf and Country Club. He used a 9-iron to sink the hole-in-one on the 156-yard par 3 sixth hole.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 4:51PM
Dunkin’ at Sunken, the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Sunken Park, has been cancelled this year because of poor registration.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 4:53PM
With two sailing events in one week, the Friday Harbor Sailing Club outdid itself.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 4:54PM
A wrap of sporting events on San Juan Island.
- Jun 16, 2008 at 10:31PM
When Vic’s Drive-In opened 50 years ago June 28, it resembled a drive-in more than it does now. It was a smaller version of “American Graffiti’s” Mel’s, a mom-and-pop shop where you could pull up, place your order, and enjoy your meal in the comfort of your car — one of America’s favorite eating venues in the Eisenhower era. There was just the kitchen then, and an order window. There was no indoor seating, just tables along the side and in back. Cars parked diagonally along Second Street then.
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