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Journal political cartoon; June 4 edition | Opinion

  • Jun 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

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

Spotlight shines on climate change

  • Jun 5, 2014 at 2:00PM

Experts on impacts of climate change featured in summer lecture series

CAO? Does more harm than good | Letters

  • Jun 5, 2014 at 6:00PM

Visually improving the shoreline by increasing setbacks is going to look nice to boaters, but it’s going to seriously impact the trades that otherwise would have been hired to make improvements without all the red tape.

Mar Vista marina? Outraged by it all | Letters

  • Jun 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

Please help to make the residents of the island aware of this and ask all to contact the local permit department. Thank you.

Your fire district, your property taxes, your fire insurance, and you | Guest Column

  • Jun 6, 2014 at 3:00PM updated at 6:14PM

Soon, six identical new fire engines will be delivered to San Juan Island. Every fire station on the island will soon house an engine that is designed to meet our community's unique needs. And, it will require no new taxes or fees from you... here's why, and how it works...

Spotlight: 'Meet-n-greet' finalists for WSF top job Monday, at FH House

  • Jun 6, 2014 at 5:49PM

The top two contenders to fill the shoes of David Moseley are former Pierce County executive and prosecuting attorney John Landenburg, aand Captain George Capacci, former deputy chief of Ferries operations and construction, appointed acting assistant secretary following Moseley's recent departure.

A boiling frog and the Bill of Rights | Letters

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 5:00AM

There is an apparent widespread lack of concern, much less resistance, to the abuses to the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution.

Christmas came early with ‘Annie’

  • Jun 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

Praises for San Juan Community Theater's production of 'Annie'.

Longtime San Juan County public works employee dies in motorcycle crash

  • Jun 8, 2014 at 10:36PM

Mike Copas, a longtime employee of county Public Works and the department's ER&R manager, died in a motorcycle crash near the Interstate 5 southbound on-ramp in Burlington, late Friday afternoon. He was 56.

Independence Day Celebration…Island style

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 10:00AM

The 4th of July is San Juan Island’s, and America’s, outdoor holiday, packed with events for kids and adults at both ends of San Juan Island.

Apparent case of animal abuse under investigation; dog euthanized

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 11:14AM

Two islanders, who stumbled upon the dog on San Juan Island and took photos, called the Sheriff’s Department, and a deputy arrived on the scene around the time the dog’s owner appeared. The owner then took the dog to the vet, where it was euthanized, according to authorities.

Antoinette ‘Toni’ Poulsen: 1918-2014 | Passages

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 11:34AM

Upon retiring, Toni and her husband, Edward, moved to Friday Harbor in 1976, where she was an active member of the community, participating in a French language club, the AAUW and the Unitarian fellowship, volunteering at the library and reading weekly to a lady with failing sight.

Steenkolk scores TD, East prevails in annual gridiron all-star game

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 12:39PM

Steenkolk earned the starting nod at the fullback position for the West and, along with a TD, carried the ball four times in the first half.

Update: Can you hear me now? San Juans hit by phone outage

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jul 3, 2014 at 8:05AM

A severed cable on San Juan is to blame for a widespread telephone outage, including emergency 911 calls, in the San Juan Islands, according to CenturyLink.

Sheriff's new public safety boat in port, ready for duty

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 9:57AM

Funded by a $600,000-plus federal grant and built by Burlington-based Munson Boats, the Sentinel and its arrival in Friday Harbor signal an end to a two-year bureaucratic odyssey for the Sheriff’s Department and the beginning of a new era of public safety out on the water.

Who's running the show at OPALCO? | Letters

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 10:33AM

If OPALCO's board of directors didn’t know their lawyers were threatening people to silence them, that is a considerable dereliction of duty. If they did know and are denying it, the implications of that speak loudly about their fitness for their positions.

Race of the month? ‘Runners World’ picks San Juan Island marathon

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 11:35AM

Several changes are in store for the 2014 marathon, Sunday, June 22: a new course, still with plenty of hills, and start and finish lines at Lakedale Resort, a first-time host of the event. The Marathon and the Three Lakes Triathlon will both take place June 22, for the first time as well.

Saddle up: San Juan County 4-H to host three-day equestrian show

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 11:00AM

The summer show features dressage and equitation over fences, June 27, performance in English and Western competition, June 28, and the ever-popular “gaming” events, June 29.

United Way: Cornerstone of a community that cares | Guest Column

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 11:48AM

At a recent luncheon, an island newcomer said she moved here from a place where people didn’t help each other out. When she “got off the boat” for her new job here, people practically ran her over with offers to help. She was blown away...

Outraged over latest communications outage | Letters

  • Jul 3, 2014 at 1:38PM

Wednesday was a wake-up-call for islanders—with three phone companies serving us and still to be completely cut off from communication with the outside world. If we don't demand change and get it, shame on us.

Wade Paul Hill: 1920—2014 | Passages

  • Jul 3, 2014 at 2:00PM

Wade’s great passion in life was yacht racing and in this he was very successful. He was on the winning Trans-Pac boat, a Cal 40, Psyche in 1968. He has sailed many boats, winning many races in many places.

Puerto Vallarta's best club band headlines Home Trust 'Fiesta'

  • Jul 3, 2014 at 2:19PM

The fundraiser features dinner, dancing, a silent auction and a raffle drawing... the prize? A week's stay in a condo in Puerto Vallarta with dinner out, and concert with, Los Bambinos in their hometown.

Update: Communications restored after widespread nine-hour outage in SJs

  • Jul 3, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 5:22PM

Wednesday's outage, reminiscent of—but much abbreviated in duration compared to—the 10-day loss of communications in November, lasted roughly nine hours. It began when a contractor working on behalf of OPALCO in Friday Harbor dug into an underground transmission line.

Get to know your volunteer firefighter | Guest Column

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Ben Waldron is a Firefighter 2, a Wildland Firefighter 2, and is most active in and proud of his position on the fire boat operations team. He is among a growing number of islanders who are cross-trained to work as a firefighter and an emergency medical technician.

Meet your local volunteer firefighter | Guest Column

  • Jul 4, 2014 at 7:00AM

Although he has been trained in all aspects of beginning and advanced firefighting, Michael Hartzell's favorite roll is fighting structural fires, as a hose man. “Its more fun!”

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