Opinion

Tilting with windmills on San Juan Island | Guest column

By Steve Ulvi San Juan Island I am compelled to respond to…

  • Aug 29th, 2019

As the sun sets on summer, school starts

As the summer nears its end, and the weather starts to cool,…

Virginia Ann visits Friday Harbor | Guest column

Robert De Gavre, San Juan Island In the last days of July…

  • Aug 22nd, 2019

Heartfelt thanks to the Stand Up Men

Submitted by Dave Dunaway Executive Director SAFE San Juans Four years ago…

  • Aug 19th, 2019

The restoration of a historic farm | Guest column

Submitted by Rami Amaro The new owners of the early 1900s Lawson…

  • Aug 15th, 2019

The realities of paddleboarding | Reporter’s notebook

In the last 10 years, the sport of stand-up paddleboarding has exploded,…

  • Aug 13th, 2019

Hospice fundraising challenge met | Letter

Hospice of San Juan’s fundraiser on Saturday, July 20, hosted by The…

  • Aug 7th, 2019

San Juan County Fair: Cultivating a love of community | Editorial

It’s time to get a little dust on your boots, hay in…

Musings on a whale sanctuary | Editorial

I remember the first time I saw an orca, or really, any…

The power of art to address community issues | Guest column

Letter- The power of art

  • Aug 1st, 2019

Navy takes environmental stewardship seriously | Guest column

Submitted by Christopher Gray, USN Commander, Navy Region Northwest Recent allegations challenging…

  • Jul 26th, 2019

Apology for editing error | Editorial

Try as we might, mistakes do happen, and a rather large one…

Mullis Center treated unfairly | Editorial

I am an Army brat. I was born in a hospital on…

Water sport safety | Editorial

Everywhere you turn in the San Juan Islands, you’re likely to see…

Bikers and car drivers: remember rules of the road | Editorial

Island drivers share the road with meandering deer, brave bunnies and, from…

  • Jul 10th, 2019

Endangered Southern Resident killer whales absent from the Salish Sea for the first June on record

Submitted by the Orca Behavior Institute The endangered Southern resident orcas, known…

  • Jul 10th, 2019

Summer update from the land bank | Guest column

by Lincoln Bormann Land Bank Director The San Juan County Land Bank…

  • Jul 10th, 2019

Kaiser investigation imperils county emergency services| Guest column

Submitted by Dr. Loren Johnson As reported in the Journal, the State…

  • Jul 3rd, 2019

Remember: personal fireworks are illegal | Editorial

They glisten across the night sky and symbolize the rocket’s red glare…

  • Jul 1st, 2019

Why the friends?

Submitted by George Lawson Departing daily at 7 a.m. from Quackenbush dock…

  • Jun 28th, 2019

We’ve been let down by Kaiser | Editorial

The solitude that comes with living in the San Juan Islands is…

Letter – Land Capacity Analysis flawed

Growth management planning, i.e. preserving rural lands and concentrating growth in towns,…

  • Jun 18th, 2019

Pledge Response from Mullis Center

Submitted by Mullis Center Executive Committee Rita Weisbrod, Stephen Shubert, Nancy Geist…

  • Jun 18th, 2019

Protect the Pledge

Submitted by Frank Penwell Dear Rita Weisbrod, Mullis Senior Center chairperson, and…

  • Jun 18th, 2019

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…