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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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..."
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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."
- 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.
- Apr 22, 2014 at 8:00PM
Close call for this Friday Harbor driver and two joggers on Beaverton Valley Road.
- Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00AM
Grey skies? Chilly breeze? They were last things on the mind of the throng of children that descended upon Jackson's Beach, Sunday, combing the waterfront in search of brightly colored eggs in San Juan Fire & Rescue's annual Easter egg hunt, and with the Easter Bunny cheering them on.
- Apr 23, 2014 at 11:51AM
View the entries for the Grange Arts and Crafts Contest, check out the beginnings of the Makers Guild Tool Library, and scope out the plans for a new water-view deck. The event, which begins at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, features refreshments, music, and friendship.
- Apr 23, 2014 at 1:48PM
Orcas Island's Lambiel Museum is an incredible celebration and exhibition of our local artistic talents, and the building department is harassing the owner, Leo Lambiel, to the point where he is going to move it to LaConner. Why are we shooting ourselves in the foot?
- Apr 23, 2014 at 1:05PM
After a bumpy 1-and-3 start to the season, the Wolverines have been on a tear, winning seven of their last nine games, with one tie, a 1-1 stalemate against Division 2A Squalicum on the road, and falling only to Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) in a 5-1 loss, April 12, at Cedar Park, during that nine-game stretch.
- Apr 23, 2014 at 4:00PM
A total of six cases have been reported among San Juan Island residents since March 22. While all the known cases have passed the infectious period, additional cases may be present, and symptoms from the outbreak could develop as late as April 29.
- Apr 24, 2014 at 8:00AM
Negotiations among the town, the county and Lautenbach Recyling have been ongoing for nearly two years after a town-county selection committee used a “proposal approach” under state law.
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