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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Owner, president and director of operations, Jackie Hamilton is at the helm of Island Air
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.
”The more you know about your car the happier we are.” — Gina Creone
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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...
The Wolverines are slated to open the season at home, Sept. 13, against Coupeville.
Descendants of some of the island’s prominent pioneer families will be on hand to talk about the family’s legacy in the islands.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
San Juan County’s Fairly Outrageous Trashion Fashion Show, heartwarming, homespun, inspired and somewhat absurd, and most appropriately named, is just such an event.
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."
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.
“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
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.”
Age, upbringing, willing partner cited in support of prison sentence below state standard
So what keeps Seattle’s “First Lady” of Flamenco in the groove and on the move?
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.
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...
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.
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.