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Stumped about a gift? Discover Pass fits the bill

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 5:00AM

The Discover Pass provides access to millions of acres of recreation sites, including parks, trailheads, water access points and wildlife watching and heritage sites in Washington state.

Creative Passions ‘Best Overall’ in lighting contest

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 10:00AM

The theme of the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce 2013 island holiday lights contest was “Holiday Travel: by Plane, Sleigh or Ferry.”

Overman Family holiday concert

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 6:00PM

Featuring 10 musicians and singers, and bearing a uncanny resemblance to the famed Von Trapp Family Singers from the Sound of Music

Seahawks 12th Man photo contest; it's easy, it's fun, enter to win

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 6:24PM

Post a picture in the Journal's 12th Man photo contest for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Ace Hardware. The photo receiving the most votes... wins. Show us your spirit and cast your vote online today.

Island kids star in pop music video

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 9:00PM

“Believer”, a music video with an anti-bullying message in Seattle’s Kris Orlowski soon-to-be-released recording

Snow Day: San Juan Public Schools to open two hours later than normal

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 8:17AM

Due to the first snow of the year, San Juan Island public schools will open to hours later than normal; "snow day" bus routes in effect.

Friday forecast: rain in afternoon; temperatures in mid 40s

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 8:25AM

Friday's early morning snow is expected to turn to rain by the afternoon, with temperatures in the mid-to-low 40s, according to the National Weather Service.

Waterfront clearcut prompts 'stop work' order on Mar Vista remodel

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 5:53PM

New owners of the former San Juan Island west side resort reportedly cleared trees and vegetation at the water's edge without having the required state and local permits.

Real problem? Stifling land-use rules, not a lease at First & Spring | Guest Column

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 6:38PM

In December of 2012, our lame-duck county council passed a very hotly contested critical areas ordinance. They rushed it through in the last days of their term, led by Ms. Pratt.

Questions raised by Larsen about US Customs lease

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 6:17PM

After fielding concerns and complaints from island constituents, the US Democratic Congressman is seeking answers from senior Customs and General Services Administration officials about newly signed lease at corner of Friday Harbor's First and Spring.

More than 'vista' marred by clearcut at Mar Vista | Guest Column

  • Dec 21, 2013 at 9:00AM

As is so visible in the pictures of the newly cleared and straw covered shoreline, stewardship ethics and land use laws were broken by these new property owners and/or their advisors. An investigation is underway... unfortunately, enforcement has been woefully underfunded in San Juan County and many cases, as egregious as this one, are still unresolved.

Friendly assaults on your neighbor’s rights | Letters

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 11:28AM

I believe that San Juan Island is dangerously vulnerable to the coercive actions of groups and individuals who presume far too much in pronouncements that they speak for the community.

Top Ten Stories of 2013: No. 9; Film Festival draws enthusiastic crowd

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 2:36PM

An ambitious undertaking, to say the least, and scheduled for mid-October as well, sometimes an iffy month, weather-wise, in the San Juans. But in the end, the first-ever Friday Harbor Film Festival: Stories from the Pacific Rim, proved a smashing success, defying skeptics and demonstrating that both visitors and islanders would turn out in big numbers to take part in a shoulder-season event that captivated their interest and imagination.

Top Ten Stories of 2013: No. 10; Three-person council takes charge

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 2:33PM

The new three-person council was enacted after county charter changes were approved by voters in November.

How are we doing? Breathing easier | Editorial

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 4:00PM

We’re on track to meet budget thanks to an ‘extraordinary” July, ‘excellent’ August

Engagement: Banry & Skoog

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 4:44PM

The Friday Harbor High School graduates became engaged Dec. 17, during a recently family trip to Leavenworth, surrounded by the holiday glow of Christmas lights.

Trio teams up to remove creosote pilings from Barlow Bay

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 5:00PM

The project is intended to improve water quality, eelgrass growing conditions, and upper beach habitat at a documented Pacific sand lance spawning site.

Jim Garrett: 1948—2013 | Passages

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 5:17PM

In 1999, Jim met the love of his life, Jeanie Rouleau Burns, and they were married in 2000. In his life, he enjoyed sailing, playing pool and driving his sports car.

Happy to be blinded from the birds; thanks Land Bank | Letters

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 6:00PM

A big thank you to the Land Bank for the new bird blind on the little trail next to West Side Lake.

Two-prong course of action; same level of commitment | Letters

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 6:00AM

We believe that First and Spring is an inappropriate location for a government security agency.

Ring in the New Year with family friendly favorites

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 10:00AM

Adults and kids alike can enter games and contests for a chance to win one of many fabulous door prizes donated by local businesses

History in the making

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 1:00PM

You’ll find a treasure trove of articles about Washington history and a growing list of stories about the history of the San Juan Islands as well.

All aboard: NW Flower & Garden Show

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 2:00PM

The Flower and Garden shows might be the perfect gift for that special someone in your life that loves to garden.

It’s Falstaff: The Opera, live in HD

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 9:00AM

An undisputed master of Falstaff, Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s opera for the first time at the Met since 2005.

Thunder of Navy jets; sky’s the limit? | Guest Column

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 9:00AM

Flights from Whidbey poised to grow, comment on impact statement by Jan. 3

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