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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- Aug 15, 2014 at 12:15PM
Given the high cost of living for all of us who live in the islands, creating a few homes which are “forever affordable” seems a worthwhile effort to support. I intend to send in a donation, knowing that it will be part of that matching gift. I hope that many others do, too.
- Aug 15, 2014 at 12:08PM
Featured in The Met: Live in HD Summer Encores series at San Juan Community Theatre, Sunday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m., "Enchanted Island" stars David Daniels, Joyce DiDonato, Danielle de Niese and Placido Domingo, as Neptune.
- Aug 15, 2014 at 4:48PM
Entertainment is in full swing Saturday at the San Juan County Fair, with circus performances, horse riding competitions, 8.8K Loop Run, Trashion Fashion show and Main Stage headliner the "Hit Machine."
- Aug 18, 2014 at 10:00AM
The featured model for this year's event is the Chevrolet Corvette, in honor of the car company's recent introduction of the C7.
- Aug 18, 2014 at 12:00PM
In "The Life & Times of General George E. Pickett", Michael Vouri, takes his audience back to the late 1800s in a no-holds barred retrospective of Pickett and the many events.
- Aug 18, 2014 at 7:00PM updated Aug 19, 2014 at 12:09PM
While Lexi Abel completed the 5.4-mile course in 36 minutes, 47 seconds, and well ahead of her closest competitor, two-time reigning Loop Run women’s champ Laura Newcomb, at 38:02, boyfriend Joshua Accomando kept up his end of the bargain with a desperate last-second dash, crossing the finish line only three seconds ahead of second-place finisher Chris Kamykowski, in 33 minutes flat.
- Aug 18, 2014 at 8:03PM
Remember all the great parties and events you’ve attended at our beloved Grange Hall in Friday Harbor? Now imagine a large deck that will extend the available square footage and open up the fabulous view to the harbor and beyond.
- Aug 19, 2014 at 9:43AM
Born in Los Angeles on Dec. 4, 1922, Victor spent his 91 years full of curiosity about the world around him. He shared his excitement about science, math, history and ideas with his children, and he instilled in each a dedication to learning throughout life.
- Aug 19, 2014 at 12:17PM
Enjoy the “One More Time” band, Folklorico – Traditional Mexican Dancers- food by Spring Street Deli, and contests, prizes, auction items and gift items for sale, Sept. 27-28, at the Friday Harbor fairgrounds.
- Aug 19, 2014 at 6:00PM updated at 8:04PM
This year’s tribute to boundless creativity and rebirth of castaway materials was witnessed by what Fair officials believe is the single-largest crowd ever to attend a featured entertainment event
- Aug 20, 2014 at 9:37AM
On Aug. 6, Troy Fitzgerald Niebling was taken into custody by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Department on the heels of a complaint about the 49-year-old spending time with the woman and her child. Convicted in February of one count of voyeurism, a Class C felony, Niebling turned himself into the Sheriff’s Department upon learning that a warrant had been issued for his arrest, according to Undersheriff Bruce Distler.
- Aug 20, 2014 at 10:00AM
A soggy start gave way to a steady stream of sunshine. By Saturday, activities were in full stride—Loop Run, circus acts, Trashion Fashion show, music, and more. Check out the Journal slideshow for a look back at the "Farm-Tastic" 2014 County Fair.
- Aug 20, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 6:02PM
Whether Island Towing returns next season, either as a shadow of itself, or at all, remains to be seen. But with a 88-5 won-loss record and 10 consecutive league championships, and two off-island tournament titles and one second-place finish, the Towing team carries a record and legacy that speaks for itself.
- Aug 20, 2014 at 2:00PM
There is a presumption that the island community should always be receptive to development; regardless of water availability, of pressure on schools, on infra-structure issues.
- Aug 20, 2014 at 5:00PM
Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published weekly in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on SanJuanJournal.com.
- Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00PM
Following an eight-month investigation, staff of the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission cited 15,935 violations of UTC rules and laws governing "major outages" in a report released Tuesday, Aug. 19, and recommend that the commission issue a formal complaint and $173,210 in fines against the company, the single-largest provider of telecomm services in the San Juans.
- Aug 21, 2014 at 8:00AM
And once word gets out, more kayakers might put Orcas Island on their destination list instead of Friday Harbor.
- Aug 21, 2014 at 10:30AM
A few of main events in Pickett’s life include the “Pig War,” when the then-commander of U.S. troops confronted Vancouver Island Governor Sir James Douglas and the Royal Navy over ownership of San Juan Island. The story culminates in the disastrous “Pickett’s Charge” that brought ruin to the Confederate Army at the Battle of Gettysburg.
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