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Ronald Marshall Nelson: 1929—2014 | Passages

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 12:12PM

Ronald Nelson grew up in Friday Harbor, Wash., on San Juan Island, and graduated from Central Washington University in economics. While there he met Flossie Mitchell, his wife of 59 years, who preceded him in death.

San Juan man to serve 30 days for drug-related burglary, theft; Orcas man gets treatment in lieu of jail

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 3:47PM

The 28-year-old was confronted by local authorities after footage from a security camera revealed that he sold a 47-inch flat-screen TV at a Mount Vernon pawn shop. He reportedly told investigators that he broke into the home, stole the equipment and pawned what he could to repay a drug debt.

Three weeks, nine shows, 'Twelfth Night'; Shakespeare Under the Stars

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 6:04PM

Island Stage Left heads home to the outdoor stage on Wold Road for nine performances in its summer 2014 presentation of “Shakespeare Under the Stars,” featuring the Bard’s classic rib-tickling and heart-tugging romantic comedy, “Twelfth Night,” beginning Friday, Aug. 8.

Rob Roy McGregor: 1932—2014 | Passages

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 7:00AM

Rob was many things: charitable, decisive, funny, and determined. He was an excellent golfer, a better poker player and he enjoyed an evening gin and tonic.

Zucchini 500? More than just a whacky race | Letters

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 10:00AM

Future generations will someday attempt to describe the “Electrician’s Nightmare,” Susie Lefever’s racing zucchini, and Harry “The Honey man’s” CO2 cartridge powered creations, but I promise you this: it is impossible not to laugh, cheer, and be completely entertained.

Shaw Island struck by postal budget blues

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 11:03AM

In a Aug. 7 letter to Post Master General Patrick Donaho, Larsen called on the Postal Service to classify the Shaw Island post office as a “Part-Time Post Office,” a designation under which the office would be allowed to operate six hours a day.

Wistful reminder of wit that was | Letters

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 11:00AM

Last week’s letter to the editor, “Flummoxed by furor over felines,” reminded me of why I miss the former “Sheriff’s Log”.

Colwell & crew sail away with Shaw Island Classic title

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 11:19AM

Fickle winds make for sluggish times, but annual 'round-the-island' race buoyed by down-to-the-wire finishes.

We might disagree – but we all love the islands | Ferry Home Companion

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 5:57PM

We’ve had a County Fair for over a hundred years, just as we’ve had a strong newspaper for more years than that. It is just one example of how we all pitch in to make things work.

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.

Islanders should be proud of PIMC | Letters

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

Residents of Friday Harbor should be proud of the excellent Peace Island Medical Center facility on your island.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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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