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Ferry reservations in San Juans built around 'staggered release'

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 6:05PM

Ninety percent of a boat’s auto-deck will be available for reservations up to two days prior to any sailing; 30 percent with release of a new schedule, 30 percent more two weeks before a sailing and another 30 percent two days prior to any sailing.

Marysville shooting calls for greater urgency on gun control; 'Yes' on I-594 | Letters

  • Oct 27, 2014 at 6:00AM

Mr. Guard, no one is interested in depriving supervised young adults from safely hunting legal game with legal and appropriate hunting rifles. It is scare tactics such as those expressed in your article “As I See It” (“Madden’s first deer: Inside view of I-594”) which will cause otherwise responsible people to defeat I-594.

Orcas Island deputy awarded silver star for bravery

  • Oct 27, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Oct 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

The award was bestowed upon deputy Doug Maya for rescuing two men, both overcome by toxic fumes, from inside a smoke-filled trailer where a mattress was smoldering in late August. Maya was on a visit to San Juan Island and off-duty at the time.

John Warren Brookbank: 1927—2014 | Passages

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 11:23AM

John was passionate about preserving the quality of life in the San Juans. He served as president of the San Juan Nature Institute and was a consultant in the fields of land-use and conservation and fin-fish aquaculture.

Digging for truth on Easter Island, finding reminders on San Juan

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 2:54PM

For over 12 years Gossen has been digging in the dirt on Easter Island, a southern hemispheric province of Chile, unearthing its rich history.

Owls vs. autos, a dangerous match up, be careful on the road | Special to the journal

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 3:05PM

At this time of year it is dark when most people are driving home from work, or to-and-from evening activities, so there is a lot of traffic on the roads when owls are hunting, resulting in many being hit by cars.

Troubled by EMS campaign tactics | Letters

  • Oct 27, 2014 at 5:07PM

When comparing EMS information to the county assessor, auditor, and elections offices, the numbers don’t add up.

Sales-tax hike for streets? Friday Harbor voters will decide

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 10:52AM

While the fate of the ballot measure rests solely in the hands of the town’s 1,354 registered voters, the increase would apply to anyone that, for lack of a better term, shops in Friday Harbor, visitors and islanders alike. That’s part of the equity of the proposal, billed on the ballot as Town Proposition No. 1, according to town officials.

Young Filmmakers Project, spotlight on student films at the FHFF

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 11:36AM

Films were submitted by young filmmakers in San Juan County and Anacortes. Prior to the showcase, a panel of students, separate from the filmmakers, viewed and voted on which films would be shown. Seven films were chosen to premiere, and one took the title of best film.

Successful first season at 'A Place to Play'

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 12:47PM

A Place to Play, located at 55 Spring Street, opened its doors Memorial Day Weekend. In children’s museum style, it functions as an indoor playing space for children, where imagination and creation are at the forefront of fun.

In time of need, there's no substitute for critical care; vote 'Yes' for EMS | Letters

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 12:04PM

I was two weeks overdue with my first baby and my water broke, full of meconium, 30 minutes after the last ferry left. We called EMS and they were there within minutes, and hustled to get me on a flight to beat the rapidly approaching fog.

Faulty formula, costs unclear; a ‘No’ vote for EMS

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 1:24PM

My car insurance has nothing to do with the appraised value of my house. I appreciate the service (EMS), but until the costs are transparent and a better funding mechanism is proposed, I’ll be voting “No” on this measure.

Survey results are in, Friday Harbor 'branding' project moves forward

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 3:00PM

The branding committee, made up of community members, business owners and town council members, is studying the 608 survey responses, and working them into a plan.

Island Rec hires new programs coordinator from Seattle

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 3:26PM

Jordan Reinhart is the new coordinator for Study Time and After School Recreation, School's Out Camps, and Camp Eagle Rock

Twin testimonials by two attorneys; re-elect of White | Letters

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 6:30PM

All my interactions with Joan were pleasant, efficient, and professional, representing the way that government at every level should interact with the public, but too often doesn't.

Issanjou nets penalty kick, lifts Wolverines over Grace Academy; 3-2 | Boys soccer

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 6:19PM

Arno Issanjou scored his team-leading 13th and 14th goals of the season, including opening the scoring just before halftime, and later converting a penalty kick in the dying minutes of the game to give the Wolverines the win.

To error is human... but county ought to pony up for assessor mistake | Letters

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 7:11PM

I was further dismayed to read that the assessor feels Island Rec is liable for the overage. We teach our kids to take responsibility for their actions. So take responsibility, county of San Juan. You messed up. You pay the bill.

Ill at ease over EMS levy | Editorial

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 5:00AM

Mailers that declare: "44% more calls with 20% less revenue," don't do justice to what is already a complex equation. EMS and those in charge of the hospital district should go back to the drawing board, once again, and come back with a campaign that more accurately addresses the agency's financial condition, its obstacles and its prospects.

In the event of a spill, which way would that oil drift?

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

The drift card project came to life after the third largest energy company in North America, Kinder Morgan, proposed the expansion of its Trans Mountain Pipeline, which transports crude and refined oil from points as far away as Alberta and California.

Navy to hold a public meeting on Lopez to discuss Growlers

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 7:00AM

The Navy had indicated it likely would hold the meeting on Friday Harbor, but selected Lopez Island instead. The meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 3, 3–6 p.m. at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.

Hair-raising happenings on Halloween

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Oct 30, 2014 at 10:48AM

Begin early on All Hallow’s Day. Starting at the elementary school and then masquerading through town, this year’s annual elementary school dress-up parade begins at 9:30 a.m. (Friday is an “early release” day so the parade starts earlier than usual).

Top awards trail in season of success

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 8:00PM

Fall 2014 turned out to be a blockbuster sports season for the Wolverines; the trophy case may need a new wing.

Traffic signals: Pedestrian versus vehicle—no one wins | Guest Column

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

Responsibility for safely sharing the road is a two-way street. I think about how most collisions and pedestrian contacts are, well, preventable.

Knowledge & experience equals efficiency & aplomb; White for County Clerk | Letters

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 10:59AM

The job of County Clerk requires years of experience and knowledge in order to get the job done efficiently and with aplomb. Joan White is the only candidate that has the necessary knowledge and experience to make this office run smoothly.

Award-winning trails ensemble launches new series, seeks new recruits

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 10:45AM

A spin-off of its award-winning guided walk series, the San Juan Island Trails Committee presents "Know Your Islanders Talks" beginning Monday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m., at San Juan Island library. Veteran mountaineer Bob Anderson will be the series first guest speaker.

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