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- Dec 13, 2013 at 9:00AM
Community comes together to create a place to gather in the heart of town
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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."
- 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.
- 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 SanJuanJournal.com.
- Dec 17, 2013 at 5:00PM
Yet in Farm Bill negotiations, Congress is now proposing changes to cut another $8.6 billion from SNAP.
- Dec 17, 2013 at 6:00PM
In the end, the Wolverines defeated both Tacoma Baptist, 35-21, and Chief Leschi, 48-18
- 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.
- 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.
- Dec 17, 2013 at 10:08AM
The wetland protection buffers were, and still are, among the most fought-over parts of the ordinances.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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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