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Outage update: cell phone coverage improved, boost in connectivity for Rock Island customers

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 12:17PM

The latest update from CenturyLink notes improved Internet connectivity for Rock Island customers and better connections for local cell-phone coverage, according to a department of emergency management press release.

Optimism rises in Vendovi campaign | Guest Column

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 12:00PM

More than 350 households have donated to the Trust’s “Save Vendovi” campaign

Groups call for better protection of Puget Sound

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 2:00PM

Projects such as bulkheads, piers, dredging, marinas and barging facilities must result in no net-loss of habitat function

Fond farewell from ‘Sell It Again’ | Letters

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 6:00PM

Our most gracious and humble thanks for the support of all our customers, the community and to those who consigned their treasures with us over the years.

Murder, mystery: an author event

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 8:00PM

As her unbridled curiosity and thirst for adventure offer perfect opportunity for Peterson to unleash her journalist-turned-sleuth on another spine-tingling and dangerous mystery

High praise for Airlift Northwest | Letters

  • Nov 14, 2013 at 4:00AM updated at 8:39AM

I can only imagine the damage that could have been done if we had not been able to land at the scene

Fun & games at FANS carnival

  • Nov 14, 2013 at 6:00AM

Activities get under way at the county Fairgrounds at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, and wrap up at 2 p.m.

Defeat of I-522 deconstructed | Guest column—The Petri Dish

  • Nov 14, 2013 at 9:18AM

At times, it seemed those running the Yes on 522 campaign had not learned many lessons from the defeat of a nearly identical food labeling initiative in California in 2012. As a result the ballot measure, which 66 percent of potential voters endorsed in a September Elway Poll, is on track to finish with only 49 percent voting for it.

Hard times & the holidays: Concert, unity, faith to help community heal

  • Nov 14, 2013 at 9:00AM

It is in this spirit that a very special choral concert is being offered to our community on November 23rd

Arne Briane Ferchen: 1955—2013 | Passages

  • Nov 14, 2013 at 11:00AM

He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

‘Tall tales’ of local wildlife explored

  • Nov 14, 2013 at 2:00PM

Research by Whale Museum reveals facts behind long-standing myths

Hey, can you hear me now? | Editorial

  • Nov 14, 2013 at 5:00PM

A community responded to make sure we remain safe, secure and healthy and we were reminded again that "we're all in this together."

Lack of ‘profit’ no proof of failure for farm tax-break program

  • Nov 15, 2013 at 5:00AM updated at 10:24AM

Assessor in error, farms needn’t be ‘profitable’ to qualify for tax breaks

Students united for wetlands sake

  • Nov 15, 2013 at 9:00AM

The Land Bank acquired the Beaverton Valley Marsh property, home to one of the largest expanses of critical wetland habitat in the county, some years ago.

Home for the Holidays

  • Nov 15, 2013 at 2:00PM

The days may be shorter, the nights longer, and temperatures cool and growing colder still, but there’s plenty to do and lots of entertainment

Medical Center celebrates first anniversary Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

  • Nov 15, 2013 at 6:45PM

Peace Island Medical Center will commemorate its one-year anniversary with an Open House and a celebration of "firsts" in the arena of local health care, Sunday, Nov. 17, noon to 4 p.m.

CenturyLink: Fiber cable repaired, communications restored

  • Nov 16, 2013 at 1:23PM

At noon Friday, Nov. 15, CenturyLink Northwest Region President Brian Stading informed the Journal, "Our fiber has been repaired and is now fully operational as of this morning. We are making arrangements to install microwave radios for diversity purposes even after the fiber is restored."

State utilities panel to investigate outage, response by CenturyLink

  • Nov 16, 2013 at 1:00PM updated Nov 17, 2013 at 6:12PM

“We recognize this outage caused serious disruption and inconvenience to the people of the San Juan Islands,” said David Danner, UTC Chairman. “Our investigation will look into the cause of the outage, the company’s emergency preparedness and response, restoration efforts, and communication with the public.”

Excessive cost of health care is nothing to celebrate | Letters

  • Nov 17, 2013 at 10:04AM

As someone who works construction, and as a parent of two children I have had numerous occasions to visit the old IIMC for care. Yes, the floors were cracked linoleum, the walls needed another coat of paint and the lighting was harsh fluorescents, but you left there after being treated satisfied that you were not being outrageously gouged by the cost of medical care, alas something I have yet to experience at Peace Health.

How does his garden grown? Find out at the Grange fall lecture series

  • Nov 17, 2013 at 5:26PM

Island author Jim Nollman will read from his book, "Why We Garden", and talk about his personal approach to gardening in the next episode of the Grange Fall Lecture, Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor, beginning at 7 p.m.

Memorial gathering for Rama Fire, Saturday, at the Grange

  • Nov 19, 2013 at 10:09AM

Family and friends of Rama Fire will hold a memorial gathering and potluck Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor.

Big belly flop by Ferries in customer service | Letters

  • Nov 19, 2013 at 10:44AM

I came to Friday Harbor on business; but as a result of the experience, my chances of ever returning for a pleasure trip, to spend money on the ferry and the local economy, is near zero.

Criticism over 'outage' comments met by graceful response | Letters

  • Nov 19, 2013 at 10:48AM

I am writing this because I believe that if all differences of opinion were handled the way that Brandon (Cowan) handled this one, our county, state and certainly our country would be a far better place.

Panel finds ferry crew at fault in collision with motor yacht

  • Nov 19, 2013 at 10:31AM

A board of inquiry, convened by WSF on the day of the crash, determined that human error and miscommunication between the captain and second mate contributed to the collision, in which a 28-foot motor yacht was crippled and eventually sank, and that it could have been avoided.

Helen Griffin Benedict: Sept. 13, 1918—Nov. 13, 2013 | Passages

  • Nov 19, 2013 at 10:55AM

Helen loved the house she and her husband, Nate, built out in San Juan Valley and her decorating talents made it a beautiful and welcoming home. Helen had a green thumb and she found much joy in creating stunning gardens that the entire family enjoyed.

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