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Kudos and Concerns | Editorial

  • Jan 18, 2014 at 5:00AM

While we’re waving a green flag for the DVR program, we want to raise an orange caution flag about two other current county matters.

Sign up now for Run Ladies Run spring run, walk

  • Jan 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

Run Ladies Run spring half-marathon and 10K run, or walk, is March 22, at 9:30 a.m. Start and finish are at Brickworks.

Engagement: Guard & Markel

  • Jan 18, 2014 at 5:16PM

Both Melissa and Blake recently graduated with masters degrees in biomedical sciences. Melissa is currently in her first year of veterinary school and Blake in pursuing a Ph.D at Texas A&M University. A summer 2015 wedding is planned.

Trails, parks, plans, and pizza; NPS plots future of recreation at Mitchell Hill/Wescott Bay

  • Jan 18, 2014 at 8:00PM updated Jan 19, 2014 at 1:07PM

Islanders can talk about parks and trails, and enjoy freshly baked pizza as part of a Mitchell Hill and Westcott Bay Trails Workshop, Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Mullis Senior Center.

Island Rec to commemorate MLK Day in weed removal party

  • Jan 18, 2014 at 8:43PM

In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., Island Rec declares that "We shall overcome" the blackberries, fennel and scotch broom at gravel pit park in a Day of Service on the Monday holiday.

PeaceHealth picks Howell-Adams to create 'Heritage Mural' for Bellingham hospital

  • Jan 18, 2014 at 8:07PM

After viewing the Heritage Mural at San Juan Island's Peace Island Medical Center, created and installed by Howell-Adams, officials of PeaceHealth invited her to view their hospital in Bellingham, and asked if she would consider creating a similar mural at St. Joseph's.

Orcas man accused of armed home invasion faces three felonies

  • Jan 19, 2014 at 7:00AM

According to prosecutors, Bradley Stoner, 25, wore a black hooded sweatshirt and a red bandana that covered his face, and was armed with rifle, an AK-47, when he broke into a couple's Geiser's Way home two days before Christmas.

Fresh start in the ‘Field of Dreams’

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 9:08AM

A $1 million "challenge grant" from an anonymous donor promises to reinvigorate construction of the San Juan Island Community Sports Field, commonly called the Carter Avenue ballfields.

Deputy deserves apology for hasty conclusions | Letters

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 10:59AM

I’d like to apologize to Deputy Menjivar for jumping to conclusions upon hearing the first reports of the traffic incident on Christmas Eve.

Bill seeks better compliance with state 'open-records' act

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 12:25PM

Would the public benefit if government officials and employees attended "open-records" class 101? More than one lawmaker in Olympia believes it would, and the legislature will consider a bill that would send them there.

Good bunch at risk from one bad apple | Letters

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 10:54AM

Our peaceful island community is well-served by the rest of the Sheriff’s Office employees and I have had nothing but the best of relationships with all those I’ve come in contact with... Sadly, Deputy Menjivar cannot be called one of these professionals.

Journal political cartoon; January 22 edition | Opinion

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 2:00PM

Cartoon musings on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on

No place like an affordable home | As I See It

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 7:00PM

Two programs, different approaches, help pave the way to homeownership

A coastline of ‘critical’ habitat? Petition seeks to expand protection for endangered orcas

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:46AM

In addition to Puget Sound and the Salish Sea, the Center for Biological Diversity is calling for the boundaries of the killer whales' critical habitat to extend from Cape Flattery to Point Reyes, Calif.

Too much to bear for critical mission? | Letters

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 10:00AM

As navy veterans, perhaps our ears are more sympathetic to the noise of these EW/ECW aircraft.

McCutcheon attorney issue 'final' statement on Christmas Eve traffic stop

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 12:30PM

The driver and his attorney raise questions about the veracity and integrity of the Sheriff department's investigation and handling of the Christmas Eve hayride and controversial traffic stop in a "final" statement issued Tuesday in a press release. Click on this article to read that 'final' statement.

Island playwrights shine in ‘On the Fringe’

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 3:00PM

This newly created version of past island playwrights festivals took the judging out of the process and opened up an almost “anything goes” format.

SeaDoc’s Gaydos earns state award

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 5:00PM

Dr. Joe Gaydos is being honored with the 2014 Seattle Aquarium Conservation Research Award.

Weapons training on Whidbey draws rebuke from whale-watch association

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 7:32PM

Believing that the U.S. military was conducting "war games" off the west side of Whidbey Island Tuesday morning, Jan. 21, with members of the Southern residents killer whales in the area, a commercial whale-watch operator sounded the alarm.

Date extended for comment on ‘Growler’ environmental review

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 5:00AM

The Navy says the extension was made “[i]n response to public and elected official requests, and in order to ensure all surrounding communities have ample opportunity to provide input.”

In memoriam: Tribute to Speiden | Guest Column

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 9:00AM

Whale-watchers in the San Juans have always felt great affection for the venerable orca, whose exhalation was always accented by that distinctive wheeze.

Beware: email about 'court appearance' could be a scam

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 10:26AM

San Juan County issued a press release Wednesday, Jan. 22, warning that Washington Courts have received reports of a fraudulent email being widely distributed around the U.S. with the subject line “Urgent court notice NR#73230” (or another random number). It claims the receiver is scheduled to appear in “the court of Washington.”

Leadership San Juan Islands: Introducing Cohort X | Guest Column

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 12:32PM

January 10, 2014, was Orientation Day for the tenth anniversary session of the LSJI professional development program. This first of 12 sessions was held at Harrison House of Friday Harbor.

Students success requires support | Letters

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 1:00PM

Renewal of this levy sustains the continuing excellence of our instructional and co-curricular programs.

Telecom companies on the hook for outages under Ranker-sponsored bill

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 2:19PM

“If a person is late paying their bill, you can bet their cable, Internet, cell phone or landline provider will let you know about it,” Ranker said. “Isn’t it only fair that if those same providers fail to provide a service consumers have paid for that the consumers are compensated when that service isn’t provided? I think so and that’s what this bill is about.”

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