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Of science, students, labs and all that jazz

  • Jun 26, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Science Outreach Program focuses on getting students actively engaged in the process of science.

One last time around; Evergreen State bound for retirement

  • Jun 26, 2014 at 1:36PM

The Evergreen State, built in 1954 and a fixture in the San Juans for decades, will make her final sailing Sunday, June 29; take time to bid the venerable boat "bon voyage" on her last day in service. (Send us your stories about the Evergreen State for a future tribute to her years of service in the San Juans).

More than just a good read, the Sheriff's log was an excellent reminder | Letters

  • Jun 26, 2014 at 1:44PM

We have lost something that represents some of the most important values of a small town. Reading the Sheriff’s Log was a regular reminder that each of us is not just an individual but also a part of our community.

Spirit of giving sparkles at FHES | Letters

  • Jun 26, 2014 at 4:00PM

Every year, the Friday Harbor Elementary Student Council organizes a fundraiser to raise funds to donate to a charitable organization of their choice.

Gates to open at San Juan dump Mondays

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 3:00PM

The additional day of operation is among several changes instituted by Lautenbach Recycling since the Mount Vernon-based disposal company took over management of the transfer station in June.

Long-awaited reconstruction of Blair Ave begins Monday | Letters

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 6:34PM

Work begins Monday June 30, with Phase 1 between Guard and Reed/Park streets. This section of the roadway will be closed during construction and re-opened once completed.

Center for Whale research director featured in 'gripping' expose about navy sonar

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 7:06PM

Seven years in the making, "War of the Whales," a 420-page expose of the U.S. military's often secretive use of sonar and account of those, like marine biologist Ken Balcomb, who, through keen supposition and painstaking science, first connected the dots and then launched a courtroom campaign against the U.S. Navy and its perilous program, is due out July 1.

It's summer, prepare for the pups; best advice, don't touch | Guest Column

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 7:55PM

Harbor seal pups found alone on beaches generate a lot of concern from local residents, as well as visitors. How can you help?

Journal political cartoon; June 25 edition | Opinion

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 8:00AM

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

Convergence zone: climate change, current events, and Cliff Mass

  • Jul 21, 2014 at 8:51AM

Climate change and current events converge in a free presentation by U of W professor and meteorologist Cliff Mass Tuesday, July 22, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Mullis Center.

IMA: Art in transformation

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

There is something hypnotizing about tracking the day-to-day progress of a construction site. That is what residents and visitors get to do over the next six months.

Town prepped to crackdown on trespassing at Trout Lake

  • Jul 21, 2014 at 10:00AM

Footage from security cameras reveals people engaged in a variety of activities—horseback riding, swimming, walking dogs—in the town's drinking-water reservoir, in spite of No Trespassing signs and a locked gate.

Alleged meth dealer to stand trial in early September

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 12:00PM

Authorities reportedly seized cash, scales, packaging materials, firearms and drugs, including 24 grams of methamphetamine and eight ounces of packaged marijuana, following the arrest of the 40-year-old at his Rosario-area home.

Another new patrol boat? Sheriff gets green light on purchase

  • Jul 21, 2014 at 7:54PM

The final cost of the newly acquired "Sentinel" was about $96,000 less than had been allotted for by a federal Homeland Security grant, and the department will be able to use the remainder, along with a separate $100,000 federal "Stone Garden" grant, to cover the bulk of the department's newest boat acquisition, Sheriff Rob Nou said.

Friday Harbor High '03 grad earns master's degree

  • Jul 21, 2014 at 8:01PM

Friday Harbor High School graduate Michael Pretz, Class of 2003, earned a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Portland State University, maintaining a 4.0 GPA over the course of the 3-year program.

Many to thank for help with stair lift | Letters

  • Jun 29, 2014 at 7:00AM

In response to The Whale Museum’s growing need to expand our accessibility, we have installed a stair lift that will allow our visitors to explore the upstairs exhibit hall regardless of their physical limitations.

Larsen, DelBene back EPA decision on Bristol Bay, Pebble Mine

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 10:46AM

A decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use its authority under the Clean Water Act to protect Bristol Bay and its salmon fishery drew praise from two members of Washington's congressional delegation. Still, the tug-of-war over the proposed Pebble Mine has yet to be resolved.

Colonoscopy? Almost pleasant thanks to PIMC | Letters

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 10:54AM

Starting with the warm and friendly greeter, then the cheerful insurance verifier, and the lovely nurses—every step of the way my fears were calmed and I felt listened to and cared for.

Pioneer women portrayed in return performance by acclaimed storyteller

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 11:29AM

Historian Karen Haas kicks off Encampment 2014 with a revival of her celebrated Civil War program, “I am Always on the Woman’s Side,” Friday, July 25, at English Camp, beginning at 7 p.m. She will slip into to character for a dynamic portrayal of the unsinkable Thea Foss, July 31, at San Juan Island Library.

Free flights? Indeed... at Friday Harbor Fly In, and the day before

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 11:42AM

Westwind Aviation and Cessna Aircraft have joined forces to offer two-days of free demo flights in conjunction with the Friday Harbor Fly-In. It's part of Cessna's "Discover Flying Challenge" flight program.

Lester Capell Gunther: 1925—2014 | Passages

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 4:00PM

Beloved patriarch, dear friend, irascible coot, Lester Gunther perished Monday at his home on False Bay.

On guard over greenhouse rules

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

A total of 18 “marijuana producer” license applications from San Juan County are on file with the state Liquor Control Board, only one of which, belonging to Aqua Organics, has so far been approved.

Maggie King joins Hall of Fame

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 11:00AM

The late Maggie King, a former Mountlake Terrace High School teacher, coach and lifelong advocate of girls sports, was inducted into the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame.

Heavenly touch, tasty cheese

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 1:00PM

Sister Noella Marcellino shared her expertise with the Shaw monastery’s Mother Prioress (Mother Thérese), and now islanders can enjoy artisan farmstead cheeses ripened from the raw milk of the monastery’s two Jersey cows.

PIMC 'outreach' offers free physicals for high school fall sports

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 5:14PM

The free physical clinic is Sunday, Aug. 3, 3-7 p.m., in Friday Harbor High School's Hall Gym. Students should fill out and bring a completed "athletics packet" to the clinic (available on the SJI school district website).

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