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Update | Briefcase bomb threat proves to be false alarm

  • Sep 15, 2013 at 1:53PM

Two officers from a Washington State Patrol bomb squad based in Marysville arrived at the scene at about 3:30 p.m. to detonate the briefcase, which was discovered perched against a boulder in a landscaped area in front of the Marketplace parking at about 11:30 a.m.

Big plays add up to big win for Wolverines | Football

  • Sep 15, 2013 at 5:04PM

Peter Holt scooped up a loose ball and raced 80 yards on a blocked field-goal attempt by Nathan Steenkolk, giving the Wolverines an early lead. The Lyncs bounced back with a big play of their own, a 67-yard touchdown pass, and with a 2-point conversion grabbed an 8-7 advantage. The big plays were just beginning.

Black belts: seven years in the making

  • Sep 16, 2013 at 7:05PM

After seven years of intense training, three young students each received a black belt from Master Michael Rennick.

Debate over coal tainted by unfounded fears | Letters

  • Sep 16, 2013 at 7:37PM

Consider an academic study commissioned by the Washington State Farm Bureau that concludes many benefits in multiple areas from the construction and operation of the terminal, and not just agriculture.

Wolverines strike a blow in season opener; sweep Orcas | Volleyball

  • Sep 16, 2013 at 7:34PM

The Wolverines jumped out to an early lead, claiming each of the first two games by a score of 25-17 in the Sept. 12 non-league contest. But the Vikings dug in for a fight in the third.

Boost in funding spurs new slate of construction projects

  • Sep 16, 2013 at 7:44PM

Plans and projects are buoyed by the success of the Brickworks, with five construction projects in various stages of completion and six major planning efforts underway. Town Administrator Duncan Wilson likes to call Friday Harbor “The Busiest Small Town in America (or at least the state).”

FHHS AP art students shine in nationwide competition

  • Sep 17, 2013 at 11:30AM

Six Friday Harbor High School AP Art students beat the odds by earning the highest possible score of “5” on portfolios submitted to the College Board Advanced Placement Art program.

How are we doing? Much depends on sales tax revenue | Guest Column

  • Sep 17, 2013 at 2:12PM

Since sales tax is always a big part of my quarterly reports, I thought I’d take this opportunity to explain a little more about our local sales tax.

FH girl leads bunny to state blue-ribbon award

  • Sep 17, 2013 at 3:12PM

Ten-year-old Jersie Angel capped a prize-winning performance at the county fair by earning first place in showmanship, among other awards, at the Washington State Fair rabbit judging division.

September, time to remember; library card sign-up month

  • Sep 17, 2013 at 4:03PM

Library cards are free to island residents with proof of residency. Bring ID, and something that shows residence on San Juan Island. For people who cannot demonstrate residency, guest cards are available for a small fee, which also enables the library to serve our neighbors on outer islands.

Southern residents: Road to recovery? Or, into the abyss?

  • Sep 18, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 3:59PM

Learn about the health and future prospects of the Southern resident killer whales as The Friday Harbor Whale Musuem hosts Lynne Barre and Brad Hansen of NOAA Fisheries tonight, Sept. 18, in the conclusion of its 2013 Summer Lecture Series.

Update: Hyak skipper, 2nd mate placed on administrative assignment

  • Sep 18, 2013 at 12:00PM updated at 3:57PM

The state ferry system convened a board of inquiry late Friday afternoon to investigate the collision. WSF spokeswoman Marta Coursey said that placement of the two WSF employees on administrative assignment is routine procedure as part of such an investigation.

And the winners are.... 'Best of San Juan Island 2013' results

  • Sep 18, 2013 at 3:04PM

Journal readers have spoken. Pick up a Sept. 18 edition of the Journal or look online at Green Pages for results of the "2013 Best of San Juan Island" contest.

Peace Health, UW Medicine ink 'collaboration' deal

  • Sep 18, 2013 at 3:40PM

The PeaceHealth agreement with UW Medicine specifies, "This Agreement is not a merger, acquisition, corporate restructure or lease and does not constitute a change in governance or change in mission for either organization."

'Granny's Clan' hits trifecta in literary award competition

  • Sep 18, 2013 at 10:00PM

Published by Dawn Publications in September, 2012, Granny's Clan takes young readers on a real-life adventure with two young orcas and Granny, the clan’s 100-year-old matriarch as they welcome a new baby, “see” with sound, hunt for salmon, play, face dangers and encounter humans. Weaving science with story, it celebrates the importance of family and friendship, as children learn about the lives and behavior of killer whales, and dangers that threaten them.

A first for San Juan County; Martindale picked for state arts commission

  • Sep 19, 2013 at 9:55AM

To find a large stack of mail to sift through after returning from a long-overdue vacation was to be expected. But within that stack was one letter that caught Diane Martindale almost completely by surprise...

Thirty miles, 30 years, $3K raised for Wolf Hollow

  • Sep 19, 2013 at 1:14PM

As part of the three-day, 30-mile trek, the three traveled 10 miles on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan islands, respectively, Sept. 5-7, completing the one-foot-in-front-of-the-other fundraiser at the Barking Bird in Friday Harbor Saturday, Sept. 7.

Up close & personal: ease, efficiency of fixed-wing ambulance | Guest Column

  • Sep 19, 2013 at 2:42PM

I found myself in a “time capsule” two weeks ago. I stood on the tarmac of the Bellingham Airport at one o’clock in the morning watching my husband being transferred from Island Air’s fixed-wing ambulance plane to the waiting ambulance ready for the journey to the cardiac care unit of St. Joe’s hospital.

Great eight share the stage in Chamber Music's season opener

  • Sep 19, 2013 at 6:00PM

Chamber Music San Juans will be shattering stereotypes and coloring outside the lines as it launches into its 26th season with an unconventional, "diverse" performance, Saturday, Sept. 21, at San Juan Community Theatre; showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Former employee accused of $16K lottery ticket theft

  • Sep 19, 2013 at 10:00PM

According to court documents, prosecutors claim the 57-year-old marked off hundreds of scratch-off tickets over a six-month stretch, while on duty, without first having activated them with a store scanner, beginning in July, 2012.

San Juan County Pioneer Festival

  • Sep 20, 2013 at 12:01PM

From the Pig War to the heyday of farming to the height of the island’s fishing industry and its rabbit roundups, the history and heritage of San Juan Island will take center stage at the San Juan County Pioneer Festival, Saturday, Sept. 21.

Birth: Stephen Eliot Hufford Pope

  • Sep 20, 2013 at 2:54PM

Born June 26, Stephen Eliot Hufford Pope is warmly welcomed by his sister Lucy, three years old; grandparents Chris and Betsy Pope of Friday Harbor; aunt Sarah Pope, uncle Adam Greene, and cousins Ada and Jolyon of Portland, Ore.; and numerous other family members.

UPDATE: Condition of voltage victim improves, but still critical

  • Sep 20, 2013 at 6:00PM updated Sep 24, 2013 at 4:39PM

He remains in critical condition in the burn unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Keepers of the Cup: Wolverines prevail in second straight Island Cup shutout; 69-0 | Football

  • Sep 22, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 3:32PM

Senior tailback Nate Steenkolk bulled through the Vikings defensive line and rambled 50-plus yard for touchdown on Friday Harbor's first play from scrimmage, and the rout was on.

Give the gift of life; community blood drive

  • Sep 23, 2013 at 8:34AM

To schedule an appointment, contact, Curt VanHyning at or 317-8399; donors with appointments should go to the front of the line when arriving at the blood drive. Walk-ins are welcome.

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