Jessie Stensland

Jessie posted 6 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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An EA-18G Growler taxis down the airstrip on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island during the squadron’s welcome home ceremony in August 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Wood/Contributed photo)

New study finds EA-18G Growler noise goes deep

Study finds levels of underwater jet noise are higher than thresholds known to disturb orcas.

  • Dec 18th, 2020 10:06am
An EA-18G Growler taxis down the airstrip on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island during the squadron’s welcome home ceremony in August 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Wood/Contributed photo)
State Attorney General is suing Navy over Growler expansion at NAS Whidbey

State Attorney General is suing Navy over Growler expansion at NAS Whidbey

The state’s top lawyer is suing the Navy over the noise and…

  • Jul 16th, 2019 9:07pm
State Attorney General is suing Navy over Growler expansion at NAS Whidbey
Fish and Wildlife/Contributed photo                                A bear that visited several islands was captured and returned to the wilderness.

Island-hopping bear is caught and returned to wild

“The nicest bear” is back in the wilderness after a fruitless search…

  • Jun 21st, 2019 1:30am
Fish and Wildlife/Contributed photo                                A bear that visited several islands was captured and returned to the wilderness.
Navy photo                                A total of 36 additional EA-18G Growlers will be coming to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Navy announces decision on Growlers

Under a decision announced today, the Navy will add 36 EA-18G Growler…

  • Mar 14th, 2019 11:06am
Navy photo                                A total of 36 additional EA-18G Growlers will be coming to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
Island County guards plead ‘not guilty’ on charges of falsifying logs

Island County guards plead ‘not guilty’ on charges of falsifying logs

Two former Island County corrections deputies accused of forging jail records after…

  • Apr 30th, 2017 3:01pm
Island County guards plead ‘not guilty’ on charges of falsifying logs
Top photo: A small plane crashed into trees shortly after takeoff from Roche Harbor Airport

Pilot in plane crash is a well-known Oak Harbor flight instructor

A well-known Oak Harbor flight instructor piloted a small airplane that inexplicably lost power and crashed on San Juan Island Thursday night. Bob Fraser, 79, was airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital in Bellingham. His wife, Donna Fraser, said he suffered a serious wrist injury that required surgery, but that he's doing fine otherwise. "If it hadn't been for his knowledge and experience, they might not have made it," she said. "It's really just a miracle that nobody was hurt any worse."

  • Aug 6th, 2010 7:58pm
Top photo: A small plane crashed into trees shortly after takeoff from Roche Harbor Airport