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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.”

Kudos to Customs for job well done | Letters

  • Jan 24, 2014 at 6:00AM

I want the fine officers to know that the majority of this island supports them in every way and that the majority surely thank them for their front line defense of this nation’s borders.

Health effects move to forefront of protest over 'Growlers'

  • Jan 24, 2014 at 5:07PM

In a Jan. 14 press release, COER President Michael Monson announced that the organization is now seeking removal of the jets from Whidbey Island, not just stopping further use of OLF Coupeville for Navy "touch and go" carrier landing exercises.

Native Plant Sale: pre-order now for best selection | Guest Column

  • Jan 24, 2014 at 5:34PM

It’s time for thinking about planting in late winter and early spring to get plants established during our rainy season. And to help with your planning - it’s also time for the annual San Juan County Master Gardener/Conservation District Native Plant Sale.

Liam Eugene Wilson | Birth announcement

  • Jan 24, 2014 at 5:15PM

Liam Eugene Wilson was welcomed into the world Oct. 10, 2013 by his parents Kyle and Melanie Wilson of Friday Harbor, and big sister Kyra. He weighed eight pounds, 1.7 ounces at birth, and was 19.1 inches in length.

New island cops strike sour note | Letters

  • Jan 24, 2014 at 6:45PM

The old island cops would have joined in the caroling, or at least escorted the carolers around town, especially if my friend Mark was driving.

Labeling of genetically modified food back after failure of I-522

  • Jan 25, 2014 at 7:00AM

One concern the bill aims to address is the risk of transgenic fish escaping into native-fish habitats. Bill sponsor Rep. Cary Condotta, R-East Wenatchee, said he questions the sterility of the transgenic fish and doesn’t want to take the chance of them escaping and possibly crossbreeding with other salmon.

deChadenedes named manager of SJIs National Monument

  • Jan 25, 2014 at 1:00PM

The BLM manages 980 acres of lands within the San Juan Archipelago, which became one of the nation's newest National Monument through a Proclamation signed by President Obama on March 25, 2013. deChadenedes is scheduled to report to the Lopez Island BLM office March 9.

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