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Wilson Derby Week 6: Klein nets weekly prize; Schmidt remains in lead

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 7:05PM

Kevin Klein reeled in a 12.24 pounder to join the list of weekly winners in the annual Frank Wilson Memorial Fishing Derby. As Week 6 winner, Klein will receive a $75 gift certificate at Kings Marine. With a 6-plus pound advantage of her closest rival, Brenda Schmidt remainst atop the leader board.

Legislature ends on time with basic ed funding unresolved

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 6:46PM

SB 6483 would have sold $825 million in general-obligation bonds—as opposed to lottery-backed revenue bonds—to modernize STEM facilities, fund all-day kindergarten and reduce K-3 class sizes. After the bill failed to pass out of the Senate Rules Committee Wednesday morning, Sen. Karen Keiser, bill sponsor, said: “We’ll see. Miracles do happen, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.”

Engagement: Ergueta/Thomsen

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 7:14PM

Camila and Elliot live in Seattle. Camila is business and planning financial analyst at the Boeing Company. Elliot, Friday Harbor High School Class of 2004, is research associate at the Paul Allen Institute for Brain Science.

No arrests in vandalism, graffiti case; reward grows

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 7:26PM

Much of the damage was done by spray paint, according to sheriff’s department. The list of targets include Friday Harbor Elementary School, the Head Start building near the elementary school, the Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church pre-school building, Kingdom Hall—where the word “Satan” was spray-painted on a wall—and the Homes for Islanders project on Grover Street. In addition, 11 tires were slashed on vehicles in the area where the vandalism occurred.

Needs of patient come first in decision over medical air transport | Letters

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 7:19PM

Do patient needs demand direct transportation from the scene to a hospital? A helicopter is likely the best option. If the patient’s needs are less time-sensitive, then airport-to-airport via a fixed-wing aircraft might make the most sense. Put simply, the means of air medical transport is based on the needs of the patient first and foremost.

Dissent climbs over jet noise

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 11:00AM

The noise from thousands of engine tests and training runs by new EA 18G “Growlers” has generated two recent community meetings on Lopez and San Juan islands.

Second verse not at all like the first | Letters

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 12:00PM

To state that my recent experience was a vast improvement over my last visit would be an understatement.

For sake of our four-legged friends | Guest Column

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 1:00PM

Impressive amount of support on display in APS annual pet food drive

Roster re-tooled, new lineup ready to roll | Softball

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 3:00PM

With only two seniors returning to the roster, first-year Head Coach Brian Lambright knows there are challenges to be met.

Monument: premium placed on partnerships

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 4:00PM

The amount of acreage in the newly created San Juan Islands national monument totals just about 1,000.

War Horse

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of four million people around the world.

Engagement: Nielsen Thornton/Roberts

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 10:00AM

Jamie and Danny are both graduates of the University of Washington.

‘We Serve’... good motto for any group | Ferry Home Companion

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 1:00PM

Greatest achievement probably is the continuing growth of the Leo’s club at Friday Harbor High School.

San Juan squeaky clean: here’s how | Letters

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 3:00PM

Join multiple organizations, service clubs, school groups and individuals in this effort to “comb the tangled debris from our roadsides and beaches” and help our community meet spring clean and beautiful.

WSF chief calls it quits; Moseley hands in resignation

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 4:18PM

In a statement about his pending departure, Ferries' chief David Moseley, who inherited an agency awash in financial struggles and facing uncertainty of how to maintain or replace a fleet of aging boats, said Washington State Ferries is positioned better than it was when his tenure began in 2008.

Speed, strength; bolstered by numbers | Track and Field

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 5:00PM

Track Coach Darrin Scheffer and the track and field athletes are looking forward to a banner year in 2014

Coverage kudos; plant sale on 3/29 | Letters

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 5:00AM

Many thanks to editor Scott Rasmussen for promoting our awareness of the plants and birds around us, and the coming of spring.

Bright future in store, expectations remain in check | Soccer

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 8:00AM

In the first match of the season last Saturday, 2012 state champion Overlake pulled out a 5-2 win, but Friday Harbor showed athleticism and kept it close most of the way.

Journal political cartoon; March 19 edition | Opinion

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 9:00AM

Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on

Limekiln Preserve 'bird blind' featured in next KYI Walk

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 11:46AM

The Land Bank's newly constructed "bird blind" at its Limekiln Preserve will be featured in the next trek in the Know Your Island Walk series, sponsored by the San Juan Island Trails Committee. The walk, Saturday, March 22, 1-4 p.m., will be led by Land Bank Steward Doug McCutchen and Barb Jensen of San Juan Island's Audubon Society. Park at the preserve pull-out on Westside road, just north of Lime Kiln State Park (no dogs on this walk; a poor mix with birds). Read more about the bird blind, below.

Paul bests the field to claim table tennis tournament title

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 4:39PM

San Juan Island's Roger Paul successfully fended off the tenacious, spirited play of Daniel Farber of Anacortes to claim first place in the top division of the 3rd Annual Island Rec Table Tennis Tournament. Top finishers in other divisions: Table 2, John Entermann of Anacortes, Table 3, Friday Harbor's Tony Fyrqvist, Table 4, Jock Warren.

Propelled by star power on the links | Golf

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

Friday Harbor golf fans will have an excellent opportunity to catch the Wolverines at home this season, as five of team’s 10 matches are slated for San Juan Golf & Country Club, the Wolverines home course.

Name withdrawn—with regret—from OPALCO board election | Letters

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 6:11PM

San Juan County Councilman Bob Jarman withdrew from Orcas Power & Light Cooperative's upcoming board of directors election, and with regret. Click on the headline to find out why.

Tough test awaits title team | Baseball

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 7:00AM

With only four seniors on the squad, the Friday Harbor baseball team will start the 2014 season with a lot less experience than it has in the past.

Drop in property values subsides—for some

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 1:51PM

Revaluations are now made annually to all county properties, although only one-sixth of the county is physically inspected every year. Other valuations are made on the basis of local property sales in the areas not physically inspected.

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