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Price of ferry fares to rise by two percent, beginning May 1

  • Apr 28, 2014 at 7:24PM

In addition to 2-percent fare hike, the peak-season surcharge will also be in effect, May 1 through Sept. 30, for vehicles and drivers paying full fare. Multi-ride products will not be affected by the peak-season surcharge.

Rhetoric, reality at odds over at OPALCO | Letters

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

How can one reconcile Mr. Cornelius’ statement in his letter: “In summary, the OPALCO board’s actions are transparent to the cooperative’s members and completely consistent with cooperative principles...” with the proposed or perhaps passed board policy No. 1, which states, “Directors are required to keep confidential all matters involving the cooperative that have not been disclosed to the public.”

FH Labs nets $46K rebate check thanks to energy saving project

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 7:00AM

The ESCO project will increase energy efficiency and save money on heating and water bills at the Labs. Energy efficient lights have been installed on buildings and on the dock, the oil boiler was converted to a more efficient propane boiler, the roof on Lab 4 was replaced and a photovoltaic system mounted on the roof.

Mean Green: Your chance to nominate an ‘Island Steward’

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 9:27AM

It's your opportunity to recognize exemplary members of the community who have shown their commitment to preserving and protecting the San Juan Islands. Deadline for nominations is May 23, click on this article to find out how.

Derek Rouse: 1937-2014 | Passages

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 9:12AM

Derek was very active in the local Lions Club and the San Juan Island theater (building sets for local plays), as well as a volunteer with the National Park Service. He helped organize the annual Friday Harbor Oktoberfest, which first started in 1995, where he loved to dance the polka with Pierette.

Ruthie Foster: Blues on Fire

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 10:00AM

Texas born and raised Ruthie Foster, who returns to Friday Harbor to ignite the San Juan Community Theatre Whittier Stage with her very own specially heated blend of blues, rock, soul, folk and a little bit of gospel.

Know Your Island Walk series nets state ‘Walkable’ award

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 2:00PM

Over the years, since 2011, the monthly walks have been guided by individuals from the community who represent a wide variety of groups.

Of electricity, internet and elections: islanders sound-off on eve of the OPALCO annual meeting

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 7:00AM

Five islanders talk about their interest in OPALCO's upcoming annual meeting and board of directors election. Six candidates are seeking election to the board, and two member-initiated bylaws amendments are also on the ballot.

Opening Day Boat Parade bathed in gold

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 9:00AM

Longtime San Juan islanders and Yacht Club members Sam and Barbara Buck will serve as co-Grand Marshals of the event and preside over the parade from the decks of the “Båten”.

Hats off for Friday Harbor’s teachers | Letters

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 11:00AM

As we celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week May 5-9, we want to give a huge thank you to the dedicated teachers and staff that make our island children thrive.

'Pay your dues' by voting | Editorial

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

Some of your fellow members are active in trying to affect the direction of those changes. We think those changes might work better if everyone pays attention, gets involved and votes.

‘Royal Serenade’: King’s High School Choir

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 3:00PM

Under the direction of Mr. Bobby Olson, the groups will perform a music ranging from Classical to World Music, Gospel, and Spirituals. King’s Choir has been coming to Friday Harbor since 1996, and the students are excited to return again this year.

Series: Get to know your volunteer firefighter | Guest Column

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 5:00PM

As well as volunteering with firefighting, they both have been very active with the San Juan Island Sailing Foundation for many years, the community theatre, the San Juan Island Food Co-op, and are just taking on a 4- H sheep project.

Positive direction, stay the course | Letters

  • May 1, 2014 at 7:00AM

We all remember the economic damage and safety issues our community experienced when CenturyLink lost access to our islands.

Island Rec Open House and fond ‘farewell’

  • May 1, 2014 at 7:00AM

Island Rec extends an invitation to all islanders to tour its newly acquired “Rec House” at a special Open House, Wednesday, May 7, 5-7 p.m.

Spotlight shines on conservation at upcoming energy fairs

  • May 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

Highlights of the energy fairs include a solar home tour, electric vehicles, and demonstrations of energy-related technologies at a Home Energy Efficiency Workshop.

Lawsuit claiming county violated state 'opening meetings act' rejected by appellate court

  • May 1, 2014 at 11:15AM

"I'm disappointed in the decision and in the fact that the very brief opinion was unpublished, which is an impediment to obtaining Supreme Court review," CAPR attorney Dennis Reynolds said of the appellate court decision.

Town to approve changes to 'ball fields' plan, but sidewalk stays

  • May 1, 2014 at 3:00PM

The three proposed amendments include relocation of a required sidewalk on Carter Avenue, from Guard Street to the ball fields, construction of a 1,440 square-foot pump-house and maintenance building, and relocation of the family playground area to an area nearer the restrooms and parking lot.

Rainy Days: From Sprinkles to Storms | Guest Column

  • May 1, 2014 at 3:00PM

Part 4: Got Muddy pastures? We can help; managing stormwater on agricultural land A thick pasture of green plants covering the soil for the whole year promotes the nutrient cycle and increases water quality and healthier pastures for livestock.

Journal political cartoon; April 29 edition | Opinion

  • May 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

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

Doors wide open, conservation district on display

  • May 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

The conservation district provides technical and financial assistance to help bring about locally based, voluntary, and cooperative natural resource conservation practices.

Time to confront anti-vaccine ideas | Letters

  • May 2, 2014 at 10:00AM

Remember, we are but the “front line troops”. The real power lies with parents who do immunize their children—you are the commanders.

Larsen sponsors bill to create U.S. arctic ambassador

  • May 2, 2014 at 11:40AM

The bill would elevate the U.S. delegation to the Arctic Council to ambassadorial rank before the U.S. assumes the chairmanship of the council, which consists of eight arctic-bordering countries, including the U.S., Canada and Russia, and is the main forum for international negotiation and discussion of arctic issues.

From Dan and Helen: 'thank you, from our hearts to yours' | Letters

  • May 3, 2014 at 7:00AM

Dan’s first words on coming round were, “Can we just start the show again?” and he has not wavered since, so, with the cardiologist’s approval already granted, not only will Twelfth Night go ahead as planned this summer, but we will be reprising “RED” in October.

Food For Thought: de Mayo style

  • May 3, 2014 at 9:00AM

Cinco de Mayo comes two days later this year to Friday Harbor High School on Wednesday, May 7, but the food will be even better.

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