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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.

Whale Museum to host tribute to orcas, fundraiser for education

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Whale Museum's remembrance on behalf of deceased killer whales, Sunday, Nov. 2, will be followed by the 5th annual "Black & White Night" benefit dinner, Tuesday, Nov. 4.

What's Marysville got to do with it? I-594 is bad legislation | Letters

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 1:00PM

The incident in question was done by a weapon that had been legally acquired through all the proper channels and had nothing to do with the so called "loophole". The problem here is not gun control, it is mental health.

Journal political cartoon; Oct. 29 edition | Opinion

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 2:00PM

Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published weekly in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on SanJuanJournal.com.

Excellent emergency medical service requires additional support | Letters

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 7:00AM

Cutting salaries and degrading benefits are demoralizing enough. Not feeling like you have the backing of your community is completely disheartening.

Newlyweds: Anderson & Elsing

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 8:24AM

Britt Anderson is the daughter of John and Jan Anderson of Friday Harbor, and Blaine Elsing is the son of Blaine Sr. and Sherry Elsing of Marysville.

Rude awakening, drivers endangered by deer, family fisticuffs lead to arrest; San Juan County Sheriff's Log

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 9:00AM

Oct. 11: A 25-year-old Friday Harbor man was arrested for assaulting family members and a responding deputy in a domestic violence call on rural San Juan Island.

State champs; playoff-bound FH soccer teams earn top academic honors

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 1:17PM

The 14 members of the Friday Harbor’s boys soccer team had a collective 3.38 GPA and the 13-member girls soccer team together averaged 3.74 for the fall quarter. The boys open post-season play Saturday, Nov. 1; the girls face the runner-up of the Sea-Tac League in a "win-to-survive" playoff match, Nov. 5.

Mailbox mayhem, stranded—not forgotten, run down by 'mis-brake'; San Juan County Sheriff's Log

  • Nov 23, 2014 at 7:25PM

Nov. 1: A Lopez deputy responded to a reported vandalism. Eight mailboxes had been smashed in the same area of the island. There is no suspect information at this time.

Giving credit where credit is due—in triplicate | Letters

  • Nov 23, 2014 at 7:36PM

Evidently, the San Juan Island Quakers haven't gotten in tune with that 'ol saying, that no good deed goes unpunished. For good deeds, they're doling out praise, instead...read on:

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