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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.

Work crew escapee apprehended after two hours on the run

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 1:02PM

According to Undersheriff Bruce Distler, the man was left alone for two to three minutes and in that time ran onto the inter-island ferry boat. The 22-year-old jumped onboard the boat to head back home to Orcas Island, Distler believes.

New home for animal shelter? Plans, design, location unveiled

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 1:55PM

Two years ago, what was then a dream became a necessity when APS was made aware that its lease with the Port of Friday Harbor would more than likely be shortened from 20 years to five.

Featured at the Fair: Egg Roll Booth revival

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 1:56PM

A six-year hiatus comes to an end with the revival of the much-beloved, long-esteemed, uniquely inspired and unquestionably affordable Egg Roll Booth.

John Nord | Notice of death

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 1:57PM

John Nord, 82, of Friday Harbor, Wash. passed from this life Aug. 6, 2014.

Because every kid deserves a good pair of shoes | Guest Column

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 3:16PM

All shoes collected through the Windermere San Juan Island office will be delivered on Aug. 18 to the San Juan Island Family Resource Center and distributed to island families in need, seeing to a new pair of shoes for every child on the first day of school.

Knocked out by ‘Twelfth Night’ | Letters

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 3:50PM

Could there be a better way to spend a summer evening than watching a timeless Shakespeare comedy, one performed outdoors by a talented and energetic cast? Umm...doubt it.

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.

Building bridges of comradery over a not-so common course

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 7:00AM

Can outdoor activities, like bicycle tours, barbecues and a game of golf, help to tighten the bond between military veterans struggling with injuries and ease the discomfort of fitting in back home? The Wounded Warrior Project believes they can.

Baffled, disillusioned by contract debacle | Letters

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

Dear Rick and Jamie... It appears that your colleague Bob Jarman unilaterally arranged to cancel that contract, and that the two of you are acquiescing. It also appears...

From The Journal editorial pages: Aug. 13 Edition | Opinion

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 10:00AM

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

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.

County makes quarterfinal cut in pursuit of $5M energy prize

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 1:00PM

San Juan County is among a select group of only 52 small counties and medium-sized cities that have advanced to the competition's quarterfinal round.

OPALCO lineman in stable condition, recuperating after 6-foot fall

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 3:02PM

Orcas Power & Light Cooperative technician Bob Belcher suffered minor injuries from a 6-foot fall shortly after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13. Belcher, who was taken by ambulance initially to Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor for treatment, was working to restore power in the wake of a storm-related outage on San Juan Island at the time of the fall, according to OPALCO spokeswoman Suzanne Olson.

Parking reprieve; 22 spaces in Friday Harbor extended to eight hours

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 2:59PM

Areas where parking times have been—temporarily—extended are on the north side of Court Street, adjacent to the County Courthouse, and on 1st Street, north of Court.

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.

Sure, OPALCO cares, but about what? | As I See It

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 11:01AM

Many of us moved to San Juan County so as to live in a small community whose dealings were transparent, responsive to the residents, and largely just. Now we learn that OPALCO, whose only job is to ensure reliable electricity at a fair cost, exhibits an arrogance, clandestine manipulation, and deceit we expect to find at an Enron, a wCountrywide, the too-big-to-fail banks and General Motors.

Featured at the Fair: Rock-Bot, live karaoke, and you, Friday

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 10:32AM

Billed as the Pacific Northwest’s premier live-band karaoke group, Rock-Bot provides the soundtrack, support and backup vocals for anyone with enough passion, polish or pluck to step out before an audience and let ‘er rip. Copacabana, anyone?

Enshrined in song; 'The wreck of the Anna J'

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 11:40AM

While Captain Charles Chevalier and crew survived the ship’s downing—Chevalier almost miraculously so—their 20-minute ordeal off the shore of San Juan Island’s South Beach offered all the intensity, emotion and drama of a captivating sea-faring song. Singer-songwriter Jan Zurcher and husband, Jim, knew it right away.

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