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Fiber: backbone of a better economy | As I See It

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 12:00PM

There are major challenges ahead in the process of planning broadband services and delivering them to a wide audience in San Juan County. The nature of business relationships between OPALCO and other network service providers (such as Rock Island Internet) need careful thought and discussion.

Offense unleashed: Wolverines prevail in seesaw battle | Softball

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:48PM

The Friday Harbor softball team shook off the rust, fired up the offense and left Concrete in the dust to seal a 14-11 win, notching its highest-scoring output of the season along with the victory.

Role of advisory panel sullied by self-interest | Letters

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 3:10PM

I urge the County Council to purge county boards and commissions of those who have a vested interested in pursuing destructive policies; and I urge local citizens with no vested interests to volunteer for these positions.

FHES sign up for kindergarten, April 22-23

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 3:00PM

Parents seeking to enroll their child in the 2014-15 kindergarten session should call the school to set up an appointment (378-5209, ext. 1).

Friday Harbor makes quick work of Lions in lopsided win; 13-3 | Baseball

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 4:00PM

At the top of the batting order, leadoff hitter Casey Rothlisberger, 2-of-4 at the plate, scored two runs, Gabe Lawson had two hits and a pair of runs as well, and Amer Melic was 2-of-3 at the plate and added three runs.

2014 Home and Garden: Special section

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 7:00PM

Our eight-page section features products, services, articles and ideas for getting your home and garden shipshape and ready for spring and summer, and beyond. Click on the headline to view the section in the "Green Edition" of SanJuanJournal.com; find it in the April 16 edition of the Journal and at the Journal office as well.

Cleanup kudos and reminder | Editorial

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Journal extends an enthusiastic “thank you” to those who collected nearly three tons of litter from the islands’ roadsides and beaches. And the 25th annual Hazardous Waste Roundup takes place April 26 and June 21 respectively.

Inside the issues: Of fiber, broadband and OPALCO board election

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 11:26AM

OPALCO is moving ahead with expanding its Island Network services from its base of fiber optic cable servicing its electric grid. It is already an internet service provider and a network provider, mostly in populated areas like Friday Harbor and Eastsound, and it resells "backhaul" fiber connections to ISPs such as Rock Island, The Computer Place, CenturyLink, NoaNet and Zito Media.

Bunnies, brightly colored eggs & flashlights: It's Easter

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 11:00AM

The annual Easter Egg Hunt at Jackson’s Beach, sponsored by San Juan Island Fire & Rescue, begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 20. d plastic ones, too, which can be redeemed for prizes (no more than two per child). The hunting grounds will be divided into four areas to accommodate children of varying ages.

Elegant Edibles: tops for delicious desserts

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 2:00PM

CATS annual Elegant Edibles, 9 a.m. to noon in the theatre lobby, features holiday treats for sale, a “spring basket” raffle drawing, musical entertainment by San Juan Island’s very own Baker Boys.

Property taxes payments due by April 30

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

First-half of the year property tax payments are due April 30. Payment can be made by check or cash, or online by credit card: www.pointandpay.net (online payment includes a fee).

My position on immunization | Guest Column

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vaccines are one of the most controversial topics among parents these days, with a growing number questioning whether to give their kids recommended shots. Nearly 40 percent of parents have delayed or declined at least one of their children's shots—a practice that's fueling outbreaks of infectious diseases, from mumps to measles and whooping cough, that were once nearly eliminated by vaccination

'Hands-on, Feet Wet'; marine education progam for teens

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 7:00AM

Spring Street International School has launched Inland Ocean Studies, an immersive summer program for 14-18 year olds devoted to marine science and maritime ecology. The program’s goal is to introduce inquisitive young people to world-class scientists researching the marine environment of these biologically diverse islands.

San Juans star in newest ‘Nash’ thriller

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

You can pick up a copy of “Deadly Echoes,” by author Philip Donlay at Griffin Bay Books, Saturday, April 19 from 2-4 p.m.

Friday Harbor Soroptimists honor effort and achievements

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 3:00PM

Linda Degnan Cobos, Heidi Evans, Lenora Johnson were honored at this year's Friday Harbor Soroptimists annual awards luncheon.

Journal political cartoon; April 16 edition | Opinion

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 5:00PM

Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on SanJuanJournal.com.

How does your garden grow?

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 9:00AM

Erin Benzakein owner of Mount Vernon-based Floret Flowers and a leader in the so-called “slow-flower” movement, will be in Friday Harbor Saturday, April 26, to kick off the WSU Master Gardeners Spring Gardening Workshop as the keynote speaker.

OPALCO at the crossroads? More like, 'off track' | Guest Columm

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 3:00PM updated at 5:24PM

"Few members oppose OPALCO having a lead role in expanding broadband capacity for the cooperative and its members. What we expect, however, is honesty from the board about what it is doing, what it is costing and what risk the cooperative may be taking on in the process. It is worth noting that OPALCO still hasn’t..."

County manager nets 7 percent pay raise ; public health director steps down

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 4:50PM

The new compensation package totals $134,820 and will become effective June 24, the first anniversary of Mike Thomas' first day on the job. Thomas, a former Enumclaw city administrator, was hired a year ago at a salary of $120,000, plus 5 percent in deferred compensation.

Vaccines & adult dogs? Cautionary tale | As I See It

  • Apr 20, 2014 at 7:00AM

According to Dr. Ronald Schultz, a professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, puppies absolutely need to be vaccinated for canine parvovirus, distemper and adenovirus, but for decades he has also spoken out against over-vaccinating adult pets.

Final stretch for town ‘Big Dig’ No. 2

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 7:09PM

The current project is a continuation of water and sewer line replacements on Spring Street between Second and First streets completed in 2012 after the water main ruptured in front of the movie theater.

‘Rootin-tootin’ time ahead at Kids’ Festival

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 9:00AM

24th annual Children’s Festival offers games, activities, Wild, Wild West theme, and more. Headlining this year’s festivities is Karen Quest, trick roper extraordinaire, named the women’s big loop champion at the Wild West Arts International Convention.

Free vessel safety check at ‘Boat Fair’

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 11:00AM

The focus is to improve the quality and delivery of education for the boating public and vessel examinations that are conducted in the San Juan Islands.

Fracas over fiber: What I believe | Letters

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 2:00PM

"I support the Co-op’s taking the time necessary to examine very carefully all aspects of that role from the standpoint of prudent fiscal standpoint of prudent fiscal policy and enhancing, not harming, island businesses."

Marine Naturalists get ‘Geared-Up’

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 5:00PM

The Whale Museum hosts its annual Marine Naturalist Gear-Up to discuss the changes in orca sightings and behaviors in recent years will take place at San Juan Grange.

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