Opinion

Sharing the wisdom of fathers | Editorial

What we learn from our fathers can stay with us far into…

  • Jun 16th, 2019

A definitive fork in the road | Guest column

By Steve Ulvi We conflate our form of government, representative democracy-republic, with…

  • Jun 10th, 2019

Long term health care needed

By Evan Perrollaz Inter Island Healthcare Foundation member, administrator of the Village…

  • Jun 9th, 2019

Springtime sadness

By Colleen Smith Publisher Most of us associate depression with the darker…

  • Jun 5th, 2019

Pledge problems persist at Mullis Center | Guest column

Submitted by Katherine Morningstar-Simon It’s not about lunch. It’s about community. Early…

  • Jun 3rd, 2019

Bagby steps down as editor

by Cali Bagby Journal general manager After three years of serving as…

  • Jun 1st, 2019

Keep the original ferries

Submitted by Mark Schmid Dear Washington State, I write to you about…

  • Jun 1st, 2019

Campaign launched for San Juan County Orca Protection Initiative

Submitted by Sorrel North Lopez Island orca advocacy group, Southern Resident Protection,…

  • May 31st, 2019

Animals’ lives depend on leaving no trace | Editorial

I was absolutely heartbroken to hear that Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center…

Make your mental health a priority

Mental health issues have long lived in the shadows of shame. Stigmatized…

Why you should care about Small Business Week | Editorial

It’s easy to take for granted the storefronts that line our quaint…

RB Chronicles Part 3 | Editorial

Sometimes I think I talk too much. Take my breast cancer, for…

  • May 1st, 2019

Redefining how we speak about sexual assault | Reporter’s notebook

Words are powerful. While that may sound trite, it’s good to remember…

  • Apr 23rd, 2019

We cannot ignore sexual assault | Editorial

Every 92 seconds an American is sexually assaulted. Who are the people…

Fire and EMS should merge

We agree with Citizen’s Advisory Group recommendation that San Juan Island’s fire…

Breaking free from alcohol addiction | Editorial

Overcoming alcohol addiction may feel like a Herculean task, but it can…

Spring is special section season

The sweet smell of freshly mowed grass and the warm sun on…

What can the Exxon Valdez teach us about the Salish Sea? | Editorial

I was a little over a year old when the Exxon Valdez…

Leviathan delusion in paradise lost | Opinion

By Steve Ulvi My phone rang. My old Alaska pal, Archie, was…

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Vessel regulations and the Southern resident killer whales | Letters

As a scientist, whale advocate and San Juan County resident, I feel…

  • Mar 20th, 2019

RB Chronicles Part 2

Life turns on a dime. It’s what comes after that ends up…

  • Mar 11th, 2019

Orca Expert Recommended Actions | Guest column

Submitted by Beam Reach, Friends of the San Juans, Orca Behavior Institute…

  • Mar 6th, 2019

The RB Chronicles, Part One | Editorial

The speed at which our life can change is breathtaking! Whether it’s…

  • Mar 6th, 2019

Journal welcomes Mandi Johnson as assistant editor | Editorial

Islands’ Sounder staff reporter Mandi Johnson will now be utilizing her talents…

The art of being prepared | Editorial

San Juan County residents are passionate about disaster preparedness. With just a…

  • Feb 20th, 2019

Local Harbor seal survives gunshot wound

Submitted by The Whale Museum On Saturday, Jan. 26, a harbor seal…

  • Feb 16th, 2019

Dismayed with case dismissal

We are dismayed that a criminal case has been thrown out due…

Former Senator Kevin Ranker releases statement regarding sexual harassment allegations | Guest Column

by Kevin Ranker Former state senator, D-Orcas This week a Senate investigation…

  • Feb 1st, 2019

Airlift insurance is an island necessity | Reporter’s Notebook

With Kaiser Permanente denying claims for emergency air ambulance services, it’s a…

When owls attack | Editorial

As the sun began to set and the full moon started its…

San Juan Island School District superintendent discusses online classes, state funding | Guest column

By Kari McVeigh San Juan Island School District Superintendent This school year,…

  • Jan 17th, 2019

Reporter praises San Juans safety as she steps down | Reporter’s notebook

When I was 21 years old, I walked from my downtown Cincinnati,…

Expanded board rejuvenates Islands Oil Spill Association | Guest column

Submitted by Ken Carrasco IOSA Board of Directors Secretary For many, the…

  • Jan 10th, 2019

New year brings special sections to Journal of the San Juans | Editorial

Staff report In the first quarter of the new year, your island…

  • Jan 7th, 2019

Hopeful news from 2018 | Editorial

Staff report The Journal of the San Juans has outlined the good…

  • Dec 31st, 2018

San Juan islanders make New Year’s Resolutions | Editorial

Staff report The new year is a time to reflect on the…

  • Dec 26th, 2018
Contributed photo
                                Leslie and her dog Hoover.

Animal Protection Society director steps down | Guest column

By Leslie Byron APS-FH director After long consideration and with a heavy…

  • Dec 23rd, 2018
Contributed photo
                                Leslie and her dog Hoover.

Don’t drink and drive | Reporter’s notebook

In San Juan County, driving while drunk is the No. 1 cause…

Holiday traditions bring San Juan islanders together | Editorial

Close your eyes for a moment and envision what the holidays mean…

  • Dec 12th, 2018

Oh, deer: San Juan islander looks at deer overpopulation | Guest column

By Steve Ulvi San Juan Island Along with about a hundred others,…

  • Dec 9th, 2018