Scott Rasmussen

Scott posted 665 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Sheriff: contentious Christmas Eve traffic stop ‘unfortunate’, but warranted

The ensuing verbal exchange between the driver and deputy that pulled him over quickly became heated and, according to several witnesses, that dispute nearly escalated into an altercation.

  • Jan 1st, 2014 3:05am

From the frontier: Waldron declares itself “drone-free zone”, lobbies County Council to follow suit

At a community meeting in November, residents of the sixth-largest island in San Juan County voted in overwhelming numbers to declare Waldron a "drone-free zone." Then, they sent a letter to the county asking that the county council do the same.

  • Jan 1st, 2014 12:36am

History in the making

You’ll find a treasure trove of articles about Washington history and a growing list of stories about the history of the San Juan Islands as well.

  • Dec 23rd, 2013 10:13pm

Holy matrimony! same-sex marriage boosts wedding numbers

As of mid-December of 2013, of 205 marriage licenses issued in San Juan County, 47 were for same-sex couples, roughly 22 percent of the grand total. But that's not all, as far as matrimonial data goes.

  • Dec 14th, 2013 2:36am

Reservations? Full steam ahead

Ferries received $5.8 million from the state Legislature in early 2010 to implement a reservation system, and it remains a key goal in the agency’s long-range plan.

  • Dec 11th, 2013 7:40pm

Shopping spree: four minutes and counting in the aisle of plenty

In the end, Scott and Kim Bell filled 10 shopping carts and amassed $637.19 worth of food items in just four minutes. As winner of the raffle drawing, they also received $50 worth of complimentary meat and cheese, courtesy of the Lions Club, sponsors of the yearly fundraiser.

  • Dec 3rd, 2013 4:53pm

Convicted burglar accused of felony assault

Only hours after he was sentenced to 15 months in prison, authorities claim a 24-year-old Friday Harbor man went to the home of a former girlfriend and, after his sexual advances were rejected, that he then attacked, threatened and strangled the woman in a fit of rage.

  • Nov 26th, 2013 11:14pm

Artist finds creative inspiration at home in the sky

Believed to be billions of years old, a relic of the ancient solar system, ISON will makes its closest pass by the sun on Thanksgiving Day

  • Nov 23rd, 2013 3:49am

Alliance forms to contest new Homeland Security HQ in Friday Harbor

A civic-minded get together, billed as an "All Community Meeting," drew roughly 70 mostly like-minded residents to the Brickworks building, nearly all of whom question why the federal security agency would need 4,500 square feet of office space for a new headquarters in the heart of town—almost seven times the size of its current location at the Port of Friday Harbor.

  • Nov 22nd, 2013 5:23am

Off course on the road to recovery

While four members of the Southern Resident killer whales are missing and presumed dead, some orca advocates insist there’s greater concern for the long-term health of the endangered population than just the decline in overall headcount.

  • Oct 30th, 2013 3:54pm

Eye in the sky, feet on the ground | Women in Business

Owner, president and director of operations, Jackie Hamilton is at the helm of Island Air

  • Oct 24th, 2013 10:49pm

Wolverines prevail over La Conner in shootout | Girls soccer

With the top spot the league standings at stake and the Braves looking to avenge an earlier loss to the Wolverines on their home field, Friday Harbor Coach Paul Hopkins expected Tuesday's battle to be intense. It didn't disappoint.

  • Oct 24th, 2013 6:28pm

Key to car repair? Communication | Women in Business

”The more you know about your car the happier we are.” — Gina Creone

  • Oct 24th, 2013 4:52pm

Community Theatre’s 25th Anniversary Redux: ‘Talking with…’

Led by artistic director Susan Williams the play stars some of the island’s most accomplished actresses, including Julie Greene, who also, like Williams, starred in the original performance. Thursday marks opening night of the play, with performances Thurs-Sunday.

  • Oct 23rd, 2013 9:19pm

‘Honor & Sacrifice’: An epic family journey

He was all of eight years old when Roy Matsumoto and his brother boarded a steamer bound for the family’s ancestral home in Japan.

  • Oct 9th, 2013 5:00pm

From miracle to menace; the alarming tale of cactoblatis

San Juan Island author and noted conservationist Terry Domico hopes to tell the tale of Australia's prickly pear cactus infestation and the cactoblastis moth with the aid of a Kickstarter campaign. Learn more about the strange, surprising saga in a presentation by Domico, Wednesday, Oct. 9, at San Juan Island Library, beginning at 7 p.m.

  • Oct 8th, 2013 6:45pm

Savor the San Juans: October’s Finest

“Savor the San Juans”, ties together under the biggest of umbrellas a whole host of early autumn activities, festivals and events scheduled throughout the archipelago’s three largest and most populated islands.

  • Oct 2nd, 2013 6:53pm

Wolverines weather 2nd half storm in 30-28 win | Football

Friday Harbor jumped out to 22-0 lead at the half, and would need every bit and another touchdown, too, to fend off a second-half rally by La Conner and to post their third consecutive win, a dangerously close 30-28 victory, Friday, at home.

  • Sep 29th, 2013 10:52pm

San Juan County Pioneer Festival

From the Pig War to the heyday of farming to the height of the island’s fishing industry and its rabbit roundups, the history and heritage of San Juan Island will take center stage at the San Juan County Pioneer Festival, Saturday, Sept. 21.

  • Sep 20th, 2013 7:01pm

A first for San Juan County; Martindale picked for state arts commission

To find a large stack of mail to sift through after returning from a long-overdue vacation was to be expected. But within that stack was one letter that caught Diane Martindale almost completely by surprise...

  • Sep 19th, 2013 4:55pm

Fall Season Preview: Fellowship of ‘5’ battle against the odds | Boys Tennis

The Wolverines are slated to open the season at home, Sept. 13, against Coupeville.

  • Sep 13th, 2013 1:00am

Pioneer Festival: History in the making

Descendants of some of the island’s prominent pioneer families will be on hand to talk about the family’s legacy in the islands.

  • Sep 12th, 2013 3:55pm

Fall Season Preview: Turnover at top, expectations on high | Football

It’s that type of passion for the game and for competition itself that Ledford expects every player to bring to the field, and to bring on each and every down.

  • Sep 10th, 2013 10:05pm

West to east, Larsen rounds the bases on SJ Island tour

A stop-over at Cattle Point Road kicked off Larsen’s Aug. 28 afternoon tour of San Juan Island. He was accompanied on stops along the way by numerous local officials, including the three members of the county council.

  • Sep 1st, 2013 3:22am

Back to school

The rhythm of San Juan Island will undergo a seismic shift starting Thursday, as the 755 or so students of the island’s sole public school district will be first to cross the threshold in the annual back-to-school migration.

  • Aug 27th, 2013 9:24pm

San Juan Island waterfront restaurant destroyed by fire | Update

Makeshift accommodations were made early Saturday so that three ground-floor businesses could continue operating over the weekend. Town officials allowed the two whale watch companies to set up along the sidewalk near Memorial Park as a base of operations, despite town regulations.

  • Aug 21st, 2013 4:34pm

Familiar faces, strong finishes in 36th annual 8.8K Loop Run

Friday Harbor's Aidan Anderson hadn't had as much time as he would have like to train. But the 17-year-old high school senior trailed Kelly across the finish line by only 43 seconds, just the same, finishing first in the 15-19 division, at 35:19, and in second place overall.

  • Aug 19th, 2013 2:35am

San Juan Island waterfront restaurant destroyed by early morning blaze

The first wave of fire fighters at the scene were able to battle the blaze from inside the building for only a few minutes, San Juan Island Fire Department Chief Steve Marler said. The blaze quickly made its way into the ceiling, spreading rapidly and forcing fire fighters to evacuate.

  • Aug 17th, 2013 11:12pm

Friday Harbor to celebrate 40 years of football

The 2013 season will usher in the 40th anniversary of the Friday Harbor High School football program, and plans are well under way for a grand celebration in conjunction with the Wolverines Sept. 6 home opener. Read below to find out what's in store.

  • Aug 15th, 2013 8:24pm

‘Trashion’ in Fashion

San Juan County’s Fairly Outrageous Trashion Fashion Show, heartwarming, homespun, inspired and somewhat absurd, and most appropriately named, is just such an event.

  • Aug 11th, 2013 2:00pm

Agencies to conduct ‘broad’ environmental review of proposed coal export facility

In a joint press release issued Wednesday, July 31, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington state Department of Ecology and Whatcom County said that the scope of the GPT environmental impact state will include "direct effects at the site and evaluate a broad range of indirect and cumulative impacts likely to occur within and beyond Washington."

  • Aug 2nd, 2013 9:36pm

I’m on the Women’s side

For the past 20 years the former music teacher turned storyteller has toured the Pacific Northwest, as well as other parts of the country, as the star of a one-woman “living history’ program.

  • Jul 30th, 2013 4:49pm

Hicks, Hot Licks = Eclectic Mix

“Dan Hicks is imminently engaging, twisting his signature mishmash of damn near every musical style known to man into songs that feel supremely natural…” — Seattle Weekly, Journal sister paper

  • Jul 23rd, 2013 10:21pm

Yacht fire tops ’em all; San Juan’s most destructive blaze — ever

Not only was it San Juan Island's most destructive fire ever — in dollar value — the July 10 inferno that destroyed a luxury yacht at Roche Harbor Resort marina left a big mess in its wake. “It’s the biggest recovery we’ve ever done,” said IOSA's Jackie Wolf, “by a long shot.”

  • Jul 17th, 2013 1:00pm

SJ man gets ‘exceptional’ 3-year prison term for child rape

Age, upbringing, willing partner cited in support of prison sentence below state standard

  • Jul 17th, 2013 12:00am

Inspiration on fire

So what keeps Seattle’s “First Lady” of Flamenco in the groove and on the move?

  • Jul 16th, 2013 5:47pm

Yacht destroyed by fire sinks in Roche Harbor marina

A crane is expected to be at Roche Harbor Resort marina sometime Thursday, as part of a plan developed by the Coast Guard, Global Salvage and the insurer of the sunken yacht, where the wreckage of the 85-foot yacht destroyed by fire will be lifted from the water sometime Friday morning.

  • Jul 11th, 2013 11:07pm

Who tames who? Island Stage Left presents ‘Shakespeare under the Stars’

It’s safe to say that the “taming” of Kate, or Katherine, often proves something other than altogether amusing when the transformation of that female lead character, and how it comes about, are gauged through the sensibilities and the lens of a modern audience. That’s one reason why Island Stage Left’s Helen Machin-Smith resisted performing the play. Until now...

  • Jul 10th, 2013 3:51pm

Federal dollars on tap for Cattle Point Road realignment

San Juan County is slated to receive up to $5.5 million in federal funds for realignment and reconstruction of a section of Cattle Point Road long-threatened by erosion.

  • Jul 6th, 2013 12:27am

It’s here; your guide to outdoor adventure

Pick up this week's Journal for your copy of our 2013 Parks & Trails Guide, or stop by the Journal office, where we'll be delighted to provide one.

  • Jul 4th, 2013 1:03am