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Part-time SJ Island resident missing after plane crash off California coast

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 2:43PM

Tony Cipolla of the San Luis Obispo Sheriff's office said that unidentified human remains and a wallet with David B. Casey's identification were found about one mile offshore, near the site of the crash. Casey is a part-time resident of California and San Juan Island, with a home and airplane hanger on Cessna Avenue, near Roche Harbor Resort airstrip.

All my thanks for heartfelt support | Letters

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 3:00PM

To all the thoughtful people who sent cards, flowers, food, offers of help, and words of comfort, in a very trying time, I thank you all.

Road map to living well with diabetes | Guest Column

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 4:40PM

"On the Road to Living Well with Diabetes" is a free program open to all persons with pre-diabetes and diabetes and their spouse/caregiver. The next session starts Tuesday, Jan. 21, from noon to 2 p.m., at the Skagit Community College classroom.

Carter Avenue ballfields construction on the fast track?

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 6:00PM

The board of directors of San Juan Island school district will meet in special session Friday to consider a lease amendment that may expedite construction of the ball fields and sports complex on Carter Avenue.

SJ Soroptimist to host free Open House, luncheon

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 5:00AM

The Open House offers an opportunity to get to know the mission and programs of Soroptimist International, and to learn how the group fosters its “best for women” approach within the community.

Student success demands support | As I See It

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

The M & O levy provides 20 percent of the district’s budget; let’s renew it

Relocation to FH Center tops agenda at US Customs Friday meeting

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 9:48AM

The meeting, which is open to the public, begins at 1 p.m. at the Mullis Street Fire Station, 1011 Mullis Street.

Demolition of Spring Street Landing building to begin Jan. 21

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 2:00PM

A total of 28 construction dumpsters will be needed to haul away the charred remains of Downriggers restaurant and the rest of the former Spring Street Landing building, as part of the much-anticipated demolition of the building destroyed by fire on Aug 17.

Kudos and Concerns | Editorial

  • Jan 18, 2014 at 5:00AM

While we’re waving a green flag for the DVR program, we want to raise an orange caution flag about two other current county matters.

Sign up now for Run Ladies Run spring run, walk

  • Jan 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

Run Ladies Run spring half-marathon and 10K run, or walk, is March 22, at 9:30 a.m. Start and finish are at Brickworks.

Engagement: Guard & Markel

  • Jan 18, 2014 at 5:16PM

Both Melissa and Blake recently graduated with masters degrees in biomedical sciences. Melissa is currently in her first year of veterinary school and Blake in pursuing a Ph.D at Texas A&M University. A summer 2015 wedding is planned.

Trails, parks, plans, and pizza; NPS plots future of recreation at Mitchell Hill/Wescott Bay

  • Jan 18, 2014 at 8:00PM updated Jan 19, 2014 at 1:07PM

Islanders can talk about parks and trails, and enjoy freshly baked pizza as part of a Mitchell Hill and Westcott Bay Trails Workshop, Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Mullis Senior Center.

Island Rec to commemorate MLK Day in weed removal party

  • Jan 18, 2014 at 8:43PM

In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., Island Rec declares that "We shall overcome" the blackberries, fennel and scotch broom at gravel pit park in a Day of Service on the Monday holiday.

PeaceHealth picks Howell-Adams to create 'Heritage Mural' for Bellingham hospital

  • Jan 18, 2014 at 8:07PM

After viewing the Heritage Mural at San Juan Island's Peace Island Medical Center, created and installed by Howell-Adams, officials of PeaceHealth invited her to view their hospital in Bellingham, and asked if she would consider creating a similar mural at St. Joseph's.

Orcas man accused of armed home invasion faces three felonies

  • Jan 19, 2014 at 7:00AM

According to prosecutors, Bradley Stoner, 25, wore a black hooded sweatshirt and a red bandana that covered his face, and was armed with rifle, an AK-47, when he broke into a couple's Geiser's Way home two days before Christmas.

Fresh start in the ‘Field of Dreams’

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 9:08AM

A $1 million "challenge grant" from an anonymous donor promises to reinvigorate construction of the San Juan Island Community Sports Field, commonly called the Carter Avenue ballfields.

Deputy deserves apology for hasty conclusions | Letters

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 10:59AM

I’d like to apologize to Deputy Menjivar for jumping to conclusions upon hearing the first reports of the traffic incident on Christmas Eve.

Bill seeks better compliance with state 'open-records' act

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 12:25PM

Would the public benefit if government officials and employees attended "open-records" class 101? More than one lawmaker in Olympia believes it would, and the legislature will consider a bill that would send them there.

Good bunch at risk from one bad apple | Letters

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 10:54AM

Our peaceful island community is well-served by the rest of the Sheriff’s Office employees and I have had nothing but the best of relationships with all those I’ve come in contact with... Sadly, Deputy Menjivar cannot be called one of these professionals.

Journal political cartoon; January 22 edition | Opinion

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 2:00PM

Cartoon musings on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on

No place like an affordable home | As I See It

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 7:00PM

Two programs, different approaches, help pave the way to homeownership

A coastline of ‘critical’ habitat? Petition seeks to expand protection for endangered orcas

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:46AM

In addition to Puget Sound and the Salish Sea, the Center for Biological Diversity is calling for the boundaries of the killer whales' critical habitat to extend from Cape Flattery to Point Reyes, Calif.

Too much to bear for critical mission? | Letters

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 10:00AM

As navy veterans, perhaps our ears are more sympathetic to the noise of these EW/ECW aircraft.

McCutcheon attorney issue 'final' statement on Christmas Eve traffic stop

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 12:30PM

The driver and his attorney raise questions about the veracity and integrity of the Sheriff department's investigation and handling of the Christmas Eve hayride and controversial traffic stop in a "final" statement issued Tuesday in a press release. Click on this article to read that 'final' statement.

Island playwrights shine in ‘On the Fringe’

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 3:00PM

This newly created version of past island playwrights festivals took the judging out of the process and opened up an almost “anything goes” format.

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