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- Jun 14, 2014 at 6:37PM
Students from abroad are looking to learn a new culture and spend a school year in the USA. They come with their own insurance and spending money; host families provide three meal a day, and guidance.
- Jun 15, 2014 at 1:51PM
Friday Harbor attorneys Carla Higginson and Jamie Grifo will talk about the ins-and-outs of the current-use farm and agricultural tax break programs in the final presentation of San Juan Island Grange No. 966's spring lecture series, Wednesday, June 18.
- Jun 17, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 11:16AM
Even after 50 years in the teaching profession, Goff is still going strong, spending up to 40 hours a week helping children learn how to read at Friday Harbor Elementary School. The only difference now is that for Goff, it's no longer a job. She volunteers. Why?
- Jun 17, 2014 at 9:47AM
Whale Tale Cookies makes treats for kids with an educational twist. Each package of whale tail shaped cookies contains a trading card with an intriguing photo of an orca whale engaged in one of many sometimes-mysterious behaviors. That's just for starters...
- Jun 17, 2014 at 11:00AM
Peppered with smiles and applause, the soon-to-be graduates were greeted by a warm welcome from family, friends and well-wishers as they passed by the church pews and stepped up onto the stage. They were swarmed by an even more enthusiastic embrace on stage after tassels had been turned and caps lofted ceremoniously into the air.
- Jun 17, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 5:20PM
The collective efforts of the Youth Conservation Corps—in coordination with BLM, county Parks, the National Park Service, county Land Bank, SJ Preservation Trust, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and the SJ Noxious Weed Board—assist with the stewardship of our amazing public lands. Visitors and residents enjoy the fruits of their labors all throughout the year.
- Jun 17, 2014 at 4:00PM
Right now our students at the Lopez School and our health team at the Lopez Medical Clinic are increasingly under hours and hours of harmful exposure from wireless connections to laptops and tablets.
- Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM
For the hard-core athletic enthusiast, this year's solstice marks a turning point, as the annual San Juan Island Marathon, with a brand new course lying in wait (for the half-marathon and 10K events as well), and the Three Lakes Triathlon all come together on the weekend that's also home to the longest day of the year.
- Jun 18, 2014 at 10:00AM
Port Commissioner Greg Hertel notes that the most recent design of the replacement building and its nod to the past is favored by the town Historic Review Board.
- Jun 18, 2014 at 10:55AM
Since one small foothold of Scotch Broom can infest an entire neighborhood, many local plant enthusiasts, like WSU Master Gardeners, volunteer to help their neighbors control infestations. In this article the authors will clue you in to several effective, relatively easy, ways to go about removing it.
- Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00PM
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.
- Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00PM
With the Resource Management Plan completion possibly four years away, it’s important for everyone to know the solid ground we stand on to ensure that the best can happen, and to understand how to bring that about.
- Jun 18, 2014 at 9:55AM
San Juan County Sheriff’s Department ended its long-standing policy of honoring a request by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, that anyone taken into custody, and who is suspected of being in the country illegally, be detained for up to 48 hours, long enough for immigration enforcement agents to presumably pick them up.
- Jun 19, 2014 at 10:00AM
Patients signing up through the healthcare exchange are being told to get a physical. This has been touted nationally and statewide as part of your preventive benefits.
- Jun 19, 2014 at 6:30PM
OPALCO no longer is operating as a cooperative, but rather as if it were a private corporation, and a deceptive and aggressively private one at that. It is a completely unnecessary and unfortunate change that needs to be reversed.
- Jun 19, 2014 at 7:01PM
Robert Walters earned a bachelor's degree in natural resources policy management through OSU's e-course program, completing his entire coursework online and earning the required credits while living on San Juan Island.
- Jun 20, 2014 at 3:28PM
Dave was an adventurer, electrician, road-trip junkie, son, brother, uncle and the archetypal cowboy. He lived in many states, was a proud veteran, enjoyed the company of horses and loved his boat.
- Jun 20, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jun 21, 2014 at 10:17AM
The Good Steward award, embodied by the coveted "Finee," a glazed ceramic salmon made by Crow Valley Pottery, is bestowed upon deserving islanders and local businesses in recognition of exceptional efforts in environmental stewardship
- Jun 20, 2014 at 6:55PM
Okay, this thing squirts water, but at this price it should launch planes, submerge, or fire missiles.
- Jun 21, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Jun 23, 2014 at 7:36PM
By all accounts, a new twist to a long-standing state pollution prevention program got off to a smashing success on the waterfront of Friday Harbor. Still, for Ken Norris, the launch signaled a most bittersweet goodbye.
- Jun 21, 2014 at 2:18PM
Dying to know what Project Grad Night is all about? Click on this article to get the inside scoop on the festivities enjoyed by the Class of 2014.
- Jun 21, 2014 at 2:02PM
Yesterday, a woman ran out from between two parked cars, right in front of our car; she never looked. All she could think about was getting a picture of an eagle.
- Jun 24, 2014 at 12:50PM
The Friday Harbor Fourth of July Community Marching Band seeks musicians of any age or skill level to join the band and take part in the upcoming parade. Rehearsals are June 23, June 25 and June 27, with final rehearsals June 30 and July 2 in the Friday Harbor High School Band room.
- Jun 24, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 3:41PM
By purchasing a portion of the wireless company's 700 MHz FCC-licensed frequency, the power cooperative expects to increase its ability to communicate with crews in the field, better monitor remote equipment and improve emergency communications countywide
- Jun 24, 2014 at 3:00PM
In the coming weeks and months you will be seeing a lot more of your community foundation—in the newspaper, on your computer, at the Farmers’ Market, at the County Fair, at gatherings where we will be seeking your input on community needs and services.
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