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In their words: Candidates for sheriff | Brent Johnson

  • Aug 3, 2010 at 3:27PM

The Journal invited the five candidates for sheriff to tell you, in 400 words or less, what you need to know about what they will do as our top cop. Here are their guest columns.

In their words: Candidates for sheriff | Felix Menjivar

  • Aug 3, 2010 at 3:31PM

The Journal invited the five candidates for sheriff to tell you, in 400 words or less, what you need to know about what they will do as our top cop. Here are their guest columns.

In their words: Candidates for sheriff | Rob Nou

  • Aug 3, 2010 at 3:33PM

The Journal invited the five candidates for sheriff to tell you, in 400 words or less, what you need to know about what they will do as our top cop. Here are their guest columns.

Today is Election Day; ballots must be postmarked or placed in drop boxes by 8 p.m.

  • Aug 17, 2010 at 9:03AM

Today is Election Day. The top two vote-getters — regardless of party affiliation or preference — advance to the Nov. 2 general election. If you're going to mail in your ballot, it must be postmarked today. Ballot drop boxes in Friday Harbor, Eastsound and Lopez Village close at 8 p.m. Ballots can be dropped off at the Elections Office until 8 p.m.

Whidbey bank grows, sheds ‘Island’ unofficially

  • Aug 24, 2010 at 4:29PM

With its impressive profit earnings, top-notch new lending team, and an ever improving reputation, Whidbey Island Bank is once again in the market for new acquisitions.

Sheriff: Nou is top finisher in primary, second candidate 'too close to call'; links to other results here

  • Aug 17, 2010 at 7:29PM

San Juan County Sheriff's Deputy Rob Nou held a commanding lead in the race for sheriff Tuesday, leading the five-candidate field with 1,495 votes to advance to the Nov. 2 general election. The two top vote-getters in the primary advance to the general election. But who that second candidate would be was not clear Tuesday night when polls closed at 8 p.m.; Auditor Milene Henley said the race was "too close to call" between Sheriff's Detective Brent Johnson, 1,066 votes; Adult Probation Officer Brad Fincher, 956 votes; and Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Asher, 945.

Sheriff: Nou's lead secure; Johnson's lead for second spot on ballot holds

  • Aug 18, 2010 at 8:16PM

San Juan County Sheriff's Detective Brent Johnson's hold on a general election ballot spot continued to hold as ballots were counted Wednesday. With 400 ballots to be counted Thursday, Johnson was still the second-place finisher in the race for sheriff. He had 1,247 votes, Probation Officer Brad Fincher has 1,151, Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Asher had 1,121, and Sheriff's Deputy Felix Menjivar had 735. Sheriff's Deputy Rob Nou held a commanding lead, leading the five-candidate field with 2,086. The two top vote-getters will advance to the Nov. 2 general election.

The candidates for San Juan County Sheriff: Where they differ, and don’t

  • Sep 9, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Sep 10, 2010 at 3:02PM

San Juan County sheriff candidates Brent Johnson and Rob Nou have similar backgrounds, although Johnson’s is more urban and Nou’s is more rural. Both are involved in the communities in which they live. Both have similar ideas on how to improve efficiencies and training in the department. Both believe that an investment of resources and time in children now is the best way to stop crime in the future. Where they differ is how they would get the job done.

Links to information about the candidates for San Juan County sheriff

  • Sep 9, 2010 at 11:37AM

Detective Brent Johnson and Deputy Rob Nou are vying to become the first new sheriff in San Juan County in 24 years. Of five candidates, they were the top two vote-getters in the Aug. 17 primary and are on the Nov. 2 general election ballot. The sheriff earns $97,514 a year and manages a staff of 36 full-time employees and a budget of $2.3 million, which includes: $719,219, dispatch; $472,888, Enhanced E-911; $398,920, jail; and $209,615, Emergency Management. Here are links to information about the candidates.

Orcas Vikings win the Island Cup, defeat Friday Harbor 21-6 | Island Cup

  • Sep 10, 2010 at 7:00PM updated Sep 11, 2010 at 8:47AM

Friday Harbor running back Micah Powell ran 55 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to put the Wolverines on the scoreboard and keep the team's hopes alive. But Orcas Vikings running back Michael Longworthy followed up with a touchdown of his own -- his second of the night -- to seal the Vikings' Island Cup victory, Friday at Friday Harbor.

The trophy returns to Orcas Island: Memories from the 2010 Island Cup | Slideshow

  • Sep 15, 2010 at 7:00AM updated at 2:42PM

Friday Harbor running back Micah Powell ran 55 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to put the Wolverines on the scoreboard and keep the team's hopes alive. But Orcas Vikings running back Michael Longworthy followed up with a touchdown of his own — his second of the night — to seal the Vikings' Island Cup victory, Friday at Friday Harbor.

Journal, Sounder, Weekly schedule sheriff candidate forums Sept. 28, 29 on San Juan, Orcas, Lopez islands

  • Sep 15, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Sep 16, 2010 at 11:42AM

Detective Brent Johnson and Deputy Rob Nou want to be the next sheriff of San Juan County — the first new sheriff in 24 years. Here’s your opportunity to learn more about them and grill them on the issues.

Public Works proposes one transfer station for the islands; meeting with County Council Sept. 28

  • Sep 16, 2010 at 11:40AM

The San Juan County Public Works Department proposes closing two of the county's three solid waste transfer stations in order to cut costs and balance the budget of the Solid Waste Division, beginning next year. Public Works Director Jon Shannon told the County Council on Tuesday that only the Orcas Island transfer station would remain open beginning next year under the department's preliminary 2011 budget. If that preliminary budget is approved by the council as is later this year, those who live on San Juan or Lopez could either haul and dispose of their trash and recycling at the Orcas facility or rely on the county's franchise hauler, San Juan Sanitation, to pick it up.

Nou says he can 'step in and hit the ground running' if elected sheriff | San Juan County Sheriff

  • Sep 16, 2010 at 8:00PM updated Sep 17, 2010 at 10:46AM

Sheriff candidate Rob Nou told a meet-and-greet at the China Pearl Restaurant Sept. 15 that he can step into the position of sheriff and "hit the ground running." "There's not a lot that the Sheriff's Office does that I'm not familiar with," said Nou, a former Oregon police chief and sheriff's sergeant who is now a deputy on Lopez Island. "I'm very well-prepared, I'm well-trained, and I can step in and hit the ground running."

Johnson says his experience is 'what sets us apart' | San Juan County Sheriff

  • Sep 25, 2010 at 7:00PM updated Oct 8, 2010 at 5:17PM

Brent Johnson and Rob Nou have experience as sheriff’s officers and as city cops. But Johnson said his big city experience – as a police sergeant in populous Albuquerque, N.M. – sets him apart as the more qualified candidate for sheriff. Johnson worked as a sergeant for a department that fielded 40,000 calls for service a month. He regularly supervised a squad of eight to 10 officers -- prioritizing, delegating and motivating in a demanding environment. “No one in this department has that type of experience,” he said. “That's what sets us apart.”

About 100 attend sheriff candidates forum at San Juan Community Theatre; forums Wednesday on Orcas, Lopez

  • Sep 29, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 2:48PM

Detective Brent Johnson and Deputy Rob Nou want to be the next sheriff of San Juan County — the first new sheriff in 24 years. Islanders are getting several opportunities to learn more about them and grill them on the issues. About 100 people attended the Sheriff Candidates Forum presented by The Journal of the San Juan Islands, Sept. 28 in the San Juan Community Theatre’s Gubelman Theatre. Friday Harbor tinyRadio 1650 AM broadcast the forum live.

Q&A: Candidates for 40th District House, Position 1

  • Oct 14, 2010 at 10:40AM

The Journal of the San Juan Islands asked the candidates for 40th District state House of Representatives, Position 1, the following questions: 1. Friday Harbor and San Juan County have cut staffing, reduced services, and implemented unpaid furloughs to balance their budgets. What new revenue sources are available to local governments? 2. In what ways can the state Legislature further reduce state spending, increase state revenues, and ensure adequate levels of public services? 3. Washington State Ferries has been beset by financial and management problems. What are your recommendations for solving those problems? 4. Education funding: What are your recommendations for ensuring the Legislature meets its constitutional obligation to adequately fund public education? 5. What would be your top three priorities as a state representative? Here are their answers.

Q&A: Candidates for 40th District House, Position 2

  • Oct 14, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 1:29PM

The Journal of the San Juan Islands asked the candidates for 40th District state House of Representatives, Position 2, the following questions: 1. Friday Harbor and San Juan County have cut staffing, reduced services, and implemented unpaid furloughs to balance their budgets. What new revenue sources are available to local governments? 2. In what ways can the state Legislature further reduce state spending, increase state revenues, and ensure adequate levels of public services? 3. Washington State Ferries has been beset by financial and management problems. What are your recommendations for solving those problems? 4. Education funding: What are your recommendations for ensuring the Legislature meets its constitutional obligation to adequately fund public education? 5. What would be your top three priorities as a state representative? Here are their answers.

Election Day: Ballots due at 8 p.m.; Henley predicts voter turnout of 75 or 80 percent

  • Nov 2, 2010 at 9:00AM updated at 12:51PM

Today is Election Day. Ballots must be postmarked today or dropped into an Elections Department drop box by 8 p.m. at one of the following locations: At the Elections Office, 55 Second St., Friday Harbor; outside the County Courthouse, Second Street entrance, Friday Harbor; outside the Orcas Island Senior Center, 62 Henry Road, Eastsound; outside the Lopez Island Fire District 4 Office on Fisherman Bay Road.

Lopez Village Market employee: 'Nobody saw it coming'; SUV crashes into deli

  • Nov 2, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 2:57PM

The crash seemed to happen in slow motion. "Nobody saw it coming," a Lopez Village Market employee working at the deli counter said. "We heard this crazy, crashing sound and saw the car coming through the window. The glass was breaking as the car was coming through. It seemed to take a long time. It was very surreal."

Election: Nou elected San Juan County sheriff; first new sheriff in 24 years

  • Nov 2, 2010 at 7:56PM

Rob Nou was elected the first new sheriff of San Juan County in 24 years Tuesday. Nou, a sheriff's deputy and former Oregon police chief and administrative sergeant, received 4,113 votes to Lead Detective Brent Johnson's 2,183. County Auditor F. Milene Henley said Nou had 64 percent of the vote and didn't expect that to change.

Election: Myhr leads Stephens by 18 votes in race for County Council, District 6

  • Nov 2, 2010 at 8:00PM updated at 10:36PM

San Juan County Councilman Bob Myhr held a slight lead -- 628 votes to 610 -- over Port Commissioner Jamie Stephens in the race for the District 6 County Council position, which represents Lopez and Shaw. County Auditor F. Milene Henley said the race was too close to call, and the next ballot count would be on Friday.

Election: Lytton leading in county, district for state House, 40th District, Position 1

  • Nov 2, 2010 at 8:43PM

Anacortes School Board President Kristine Lytton was leading late Tuesday in the race for state House of Representatives, 40th District, position 1.

Election: Morris leading in county, district for reelection to state House, 40th District, Position 2

  • Nov 2, 2010 at 8:48PM

Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Mount Vernon, was leading Tuesday in his bid for reelection to the state House of Representatives, 40th District, Position 2. Districtwide as of 8:17 p.m., Morris -- who is also House speaker pro tem -- had 19,012 votes to 15,426 for Decatur Island businessman John Swapp, Republican.

Election: Koster leading in three counties, districtwide in 2nd Congressional District race

  • Nov 2, 2010 at 8:00PM updated Nov 3, 2010 at 2:45PM

Snohomish County Councilman John Koster, R-Arlington, held a slight lead early Tuesday in his bid to replace Rick Larsen as the representative of the 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Koster was ahead of the five-term congressman in Island, Skagit and Snohomish counties.

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