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Brickworks: vision becomes reality | Guest Column

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 9:00AM

Community comes together to create a place to gather in the heart of town

Calling on Larsen to look into lease | Letters

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 5:19PM

What bothers me is that neither the CBP or GSA made any effort to solicit community input. Indeed, representatives from both agencies were surprised at the push-back at a meeting last week and professed to know little on how the decision was made.

SJC Theatre nets $100K at holiday season fundraiser

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 5:58PM

The event's live and silent auctions together generated $46,000, and Friday Harbor Elementary School teacher Heather Mueller took home the top prize of CATS "Dream Vacation" raffle — Mueller gets to select from four vacation packages valued at $6,000 each — which on its own produced $25,000 in ticket sales.

Lopez Island's Kwiáht joins federal conservation service initiative

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 6:56PM

The 21CSC is a national collaborative effort managed by the U.S. Department of the Agriculture and of the Interior and seeks to put the nation's youth and veterans to work protecting, restoring and enhancing natural and cultural resources.

Holy matrimony! same-sex marriage boosts wedding numbers

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 6:23PM

As of mid-December of 2013, of 205 marriage licenses issued in San Juan County, 47 were for same-sex couples, roughly 22 percent of the grand total. But that's not all, as far as matrimonial data goes.

Leaning on Larson for remedy to US Customs lease | Letters

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 10:00PM

Our community demands transparency and the opportunity for public participation. Indeed, there is considerable outrage among citizens and local business owners that a public hearing did not take place before this lease was negotiated.

Wolverines roll over Loggers in runaway win; 66-21 | Boys basketball

  • Dec 16, 2013 at 8:35AM

Capitalizing on size, speed and a tenacious full-court press, the Wolverines lit up the scoreboard with 27 first-period points, held Darrington to just eight, and had an near-insurmountable 47-10 advantage in tow at the half.

Wolverines fall to Darrington in one-point loss; 42-41 | Girls basketball

  • Dec 16, 2013 at 8:41AM

The Wolverines (2-3) led by one point at the half and tallied the first eight points of the third period to gain a 26-17 advantage. But the Loggers rallied, tying the score at 37-37 late in the final period, and went up by a single point, at 42-41, when Amy Miles buried a three-point shot with one minute left in regulation.

Economics, logistics ignored by US Customs critics | Letters

  • Dec 16, 2013 at 8:53AM

CBP in Friday Harbor clears more boats a year than any other port in the country. It is necessary they have a facility close to the water. They can’t drive two miles back and forth from an industrial park on Beaverton Valley Road or even from an abandoned lumber yard in town every time a new boat arrives.

Port moves forward with waterfront plan; demolition of fire-ravaged building

  • Dec 16, 2013 at 6:15PM

The commission also approved a $75,000 contract with MEM Enterprises of Friday Harbor for demolition of the burned-out building, without chairman Greg Hertel's amendment that demolition should begin immediately. Port Director Marilyn O'Connor explained that the insurer needed "a few more days" to finish their work on the old building, but that "demolition should start after the holidays and be finished in about two weeks."

Solstice star: remembering Ernest

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Dec 19, 2013 at 4:28PM

The celebration will be hosted by San Juan Community Theatre, beginning at 2 p.m., and will feature tributes in drama, poetry, song and special performances.

Journal political cartoon; December 18 edition | Opinion

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 1:00PM

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

Lifeline for many under attack in Farm Bill in D.C. | Letters

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 5:00PM

Yet in Farm Bill negotiations, Congress is now proposing changes to cut another $8.6 billion from SNAP.

Wrestlers claim sweep in 3-team match at home | Wrestling

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 6:00PM

In the end, the Wolverines defeated both Tacoma Baptist, 35-21, and Chief Leschi, 48-18

What’s on your ‘top ten’? | Editorial

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 9:59AM

The dark days of December are also a good time for taking stock of the many events that took place over the past 12 months; the good, the bad and the somewhere in between.

Medical fund for Wilson family

  • Dec 18, 2013 at 2:00PM

Treatment costs are expected to exceed the Wilson family’s insurance and to be beyond the family’s ability to pay.

Wetland buffers: return of ‘cookie-cutter’ approach

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 10:08AM

The wetland protection buffers were, and still are, among the most fought-over parts of the ordinances.

Pilot Welcome Center opens at FH Airport

  • Dec 18, 2013 at 5:00PM updated Dec 19, 2013 at 10:06AM

The Port of Friday Harbor officially opened its newly constructed Pilot Welcome Center Dec. 11 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Welcome Center is located at the south east corner of the airport, on Mullis Street, near the visiting pilot tie-down area and next to the driveway leading to Bakery San Juan.

Stumped about a gift? Discover Pass fits the bill

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 5:00AM

The Discover Pass provides access to millions of acres of recreation sites, including parks, trailheads, water access points and wildlife watching and heritage sites in Washington state.

Creative Passions ‘Best Overall’ in lighting contest

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 10:00AM

The theme of the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce 2013 island holiday lights contest was “Holiday Travel: by Plane, Sleigh or Ferry.”

Overman Family holiday concert

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 6:00PM

Featuring 10 musicians and singers, and bearing a uncanny resemblance to the famed Von Trapp Family Singers from the Sound of Music

Seahawks 12th Man photo contest; it's easy, it's fun, enter to win

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 6:24PM

Post a picture in the Journal's 12th Man photo contest for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Ace Hardware. The photo receiving the most votes... wins. Show us your spirit and cast your vote online today.

Island kids star in pop music video

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 9:00PM

“Believer”, a music video with an anti-bullying message in Seattle’s Kris Orlowski soon-to-be-released recording

Snow Day: San Juan Public Schools to open two hours later than normal

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 8:17AM

Due to the first snow of the year, San Juan Island public schools will open to hours later than normal; "snow day" bus routes in effect.

Friday forecast: rain in afternoon; temperatures in mid 40s

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 8:25AM

Friday's early morning snow is expected to turn to rain by the afternoon, with temperatures in the mid-to-low 40s, according to the National Weather Service.

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