Scott Rasmussen

Scott posted 665 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Stranded sixgill offers ‘rare’ look at predator from the deep

The Labs biological preserve at San Juan Island's Argyle Lagoon became a makeshift laboratory Wednesday afternoon, June 26, after a call came in that a 12-foot-long sixgill shark had washed up on the beach.

  • Jun 28th, 2013 12:17am

Three-hour first place finish in SJI Marathon; dueling dads battle for first in ‘Half’

Half-marathon winner Greg Poffenroth was one of many fathers pounding the pavement in the 11th annual San Juan Island Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K run, Sunday, June 16, sponsored by Kings Market. With a total 229 people registered for all three events combined, participation in the 2013 marathon, on Father's Day, was up 20 percent over the previous year's total

  • Jun 21st, 2013 9:00pm

Best medicine

Wags to Riches is the biggest benefit of the year for the APS-managed Friday Harbor Animal Shelter.

  • Jun 18th, 2013 5:10pm

Brickworks unveiled

Plans include farmers’ market, events center, kitchen, and more

  • Jun 18th, 2013 4:47pm

Alchemy in Color

More than two dozen new paintings by Salsbury will be on display when a month-long exhibit by the uniquely talented San Juan Island artist debuts in the lobby of San Juan Community Theatre on the longest day of the year.

  • Jun 12th, 2013 4:01pm

Class of 2013 shares spotlight at 101st FHHS graduation

In total, the Friday Harbor High School Class of 2013 received from various community and civic organizations roughly 120 scholarships, amounting to $328,000 in support for the graduates continuing education (the total includes the value of renewable scholarships as well). It did not go by unrecognized.

  • Jun 12th, 2013 12:29am

Fleet of foot…Traversing the ACT

The American Camp Trail, part gravel, part grass, part paved road, is open for business just the same.

  • Jun 5th, 2013 11:00am

Golf Classic features familiar faces

Several celebs to make their debut at annual fundraiser, including King 5 News' Jesse Jones, and King 5 colleague Meghan Black

  • May 22nd, 2013 3:58pm

Heart, Art & Soul: Castle headlines elementary school art program benefit

Geoffrey Castle headlines a benefit concert for the Friday Harbor Elementary School Arts Program, May 31 and June 1.

  • May 21st, 2013 10:49pm

SJ fire department in, EMS out in new public safety boat deal

Sheriff Rob Nou had been hopeful that the boat, which would be built entirely by federal dollars, would serve as a replacement for the department's aging 28-foot Boston Whaler, stationed on Orcas, as well as offering increased fire-fighting ability and on-the-water ambulance service for public safety agencies across the county.

  • May 21st, 2013 2:02am

Orcas woman contests 5-year prison term

Judge cites long record of drug, property crimes for length of latest sentence, 60 months in prison.

  • May 17th, 2013 6:22pm

A Dog Gone Good contest

Coco runs away with first place, outpaces the pack by 50 votes

  • May 16th, 2013 3:31pm

New face for historic Friday Harbor home

She was honored by the Town of Friday Harbor as the 2013 recipient of the “Partners in Preservation” award, May 8, on the front steps of the restored bungalow at 460 Argyle Avenue.

  • May 16th, 2013 3:17pm

Council Election: Big win for Stephens, Hughes, Jarman prevail

With the dye of the April 23 election now cast, the council will now shift from a 6-person panel of part-time legislators to a 3-person body with legislative duties and with responsibility over day-to-day operations of county government. Each will earn $75,000 a year, plus benefits.

  • Apr 26th, 2013 5:36am

A matter of trust; new leash on life

If you walk into a stranger’s home and come face-to-face with a good-sized Staffordshire Bull Terrier, more commonly known as a pit bull, one that’s obviously disturbed by the intrusion and letting you know about it, the urge to flee is hard to resist. That’s why Michael MacLellan advises to simply ignore the barking and to not look Zeus straight in the eye. It seems to work.

  • Apr 25th, 2013 3:35am

County calls for ‘Open Meetings’ lawsuit to be tossed

Ruling in lawsuit over alleged violations of 'Open Meetings Act' could undo sections of the county critical areas ordinance.

  • Apr 23rd, 2013 1:57am

Wolverines making waves on the mound | Boys baseball

Guard throws ‘perfect’ game; three Wolverines combine on no-hitter.

  • Apr 16th, 2013 9:42pm

Great Island Cleanup: Round 3

Somewhere in the neighborhood of another 2,000 pounds of trash, strewn along the roadways, sitting in the ditches and scattered across San Juan Island’s picturesque beaches.

  • Apr 16th, 2013 1:32am

Two teens, one monumental journey

Although the Reyna Ellis had no idea that she would be asked to speak before a rather large audience, and with television cameras rolling as well, she clearly remembers that the words came out easily. “I just said what I felt,” she recalls. “But at that moment it was all kind of a blur, then I handed the microphone to Graham.”

  • Apr 12th, 2013 11:11pm

Hurdle cleared in barcode case

The seven-year battle over barcodes and San Juan County's use of its ballot-tracking software is headed to the next stage of litigation on the heels of a ruling by Superior Court Judge Don Eaton.

  • Apr 9th, 2013 3:36am

‘Feathers’ earns local author coveted Burroughs award

It's a special blend of scientific accuracy, first-hand fieldwork and excellence in natural history writing that the John Burroughs' judges look for in the winner. Turns out 'Feathers' fits the bill.

  • Apr 6th, 2013 2:56am

Bounty of Basketball awards | Basketball

Galt, Woods earn first-team all league awards; Turnbull named league ‘Coach of the Year’

  • Mar 26th, 2013 9:10pm

Escape from Nemotex

An environmental message wrapped up in a wildly inventive plot, delivered with a heavy dose of humor.

  • Mar 19th, 2013 7:13pm

Bold bet clinches K-Bowl crown

Friday Harbor's 9th & 10th grade team claims second straight Knowledge Bowl championship; Public Schools Foundation delivers $60K in donations for schools.

  • Mar 12th, 2013 10:13pm

Guys on Ice: Beauty, eh?

Guys on Ice chronicles the amusing antics of three Wisconsin fishing buddies and home-grown philosophers in song and dance as they spend a day inside an ice shanty.

  • Mar 6th, 2013 7:15pm

An uneasy first in Friday Harbor

San Juan County is home to 32 registered sex offenders, but David Franklin Stewart, who late last week moved into his San Juan Island home, is its only level 3 offender, a category considered at "high risk" to reoffend.

  • Feb 27th, 2013 11:09pm

Move to San Juan Island by Level 3 sex offender expected soon

Local authorities last week received a letter from David Franklin Stewart notifying them of his intent to relocate to San Juan Island, where he and his wife bought a home in the Bridle Trails Estates neighborhood in 2004.

  • Feb 20th, 2013 7:56pm

Town climbs onboard Brickworks bandwagon

The San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild, owner of Brickworks, last week announced receipt of a $100,000 matching grant from the Town of Friday Harbor, allocated by way of the town lodging tax fund. Under terms of the agreement, the grant is earmarked for capital expenditures and facility related improvements, and will be issued as matches to other private or public donations, or grants or gifts toward the project.

  • Feb 18th, 2013 9:37pm

Forlenza falls; Byers prevails, Hughes leads Ayers in Dist. 2

County council incumbent Rick Hughes held a narrow lead over political newcomer Greg Ayers as of Tuesday's tally, with 114 votes separating the two council hopefuls. Hughes had 1,312 votes, or 27 percent of Tuesday's tally, versus Ayers' 1,198 votes, or 25 percent. Roughly 1,000 ballots have yet to be counted.

  • Feb 13th, 2013 7:49pm

Spike in DUI arrests — total of 16 in January

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office made 16 DUI arrests in the month of January. If that rate were to hold, the number of DUI arrests would hit 180 over the course of the year. That’s nearly double the 93 of 2011, one of the highest totals in recent years.

  • Feb 13th, 2013 3:00am

Wolverines clinch league title with win over Shoreline Christian | Boys basketball

Friday Harbor put the finishing touch on claiming the Northwest 1A/2B League championship in a 64-30 runaway win over 2B Shoreline Christian (1-19) Thursday, Jan. 31, in Turnbull Gym. But the Wolverines begin post-season play with two starters sidelined with season-ending injuries.

  • Feb 5th, 2013 8:23pm

Melborne notches career-high; Friday Harbor falls by five

Jean Melborne, the Wolverines only senior, tallied 19 points to lead the Wolverines (1-6 league, 4-15 overall) on the offensive end in the regular-season finale. She scored eight of the team's first 10 points, as Friday Harbor jumped out to an early six-point lead.

  • Feb 4th, 2013 4:45pm

Wolverines topple La Conner in upset at home, 62-54 | Boys basketball

Senior Donald Galt tossed in a game-high 24 points and point-guard C.J. Woods added 18, knocking down 7-of-10 free-throw attempts along the way, as the Wolverines (5-0 league, 10-7 overall) catapulted to the top of the Northwest 1A/2B League standings with a 64-52 upset at home, Friday, over previously unbeaten La Conner.

  • Jan 26th, 2013 5:10am

Wolverines ‘Reimer-ized’ in loss at home | Boys basketball

Friday Harbor will be looking to bounce back from a loss at home when they host undefeated La Conner (15-0), Friday, with the Northwest 1A/2B League title on the line.

  • Jan 22nd, 2013 8:00pm

First baby of 2013: Lorraine DeLee Eastman

As winner of the Journal's annual Baby Derby, Lorraine and the Eastman family will receive what’s known as the “Baby Booty”, consisting of more than $500 in gifts, prizes and age-appropriate packages donated by 20 separate businesses, merchants and local retailers.

  • Jan 8th, 2013 11:55pm

Revitalized, cleared for takeoff

About a dozen well-wishers braved the icy winds of a chilly Saturday morning to cheer on and wave so long to the 12-pound female, which swiftly rose above a nearby parking lot and, riding on a steady surge of wind gusts, made a bee-line directly toward a tree-lined ridge on the south end of San Juan Island, not far from where it was recovered, severely injured, just two months earlier.

  • Jan 8th, 2013 7:01pm

San Juan man gets three years for 2nd felony drug conviction

Superior Court Judge Don Eaton notes ‘deterrent’ effect in adding one year more than the sentence that prosecutors recommended.

  • Dec 26th, 2012 9:26pm

Wolverines bounce back in a fury after 1-point loss | Boys basketball

The Wolverines dismantle Coupeville, 68-27, on the heels of a 1-point loss, at home, to regional 1A rival Mount Baker.

  • Dec 24th, 2012 9:18pm

Defense delivers knockout in win No. 2 | Girls basketball

Clinging to a 1-point lead, the Wolverines hold Coupeville scoreless in the fourth quarter to clinch a 34-23 win, their second of the season and first over a Division 1A rival, Dec. 20, at home.

  • Dec 24th, 2012 9:15pm

Hundreds pack hospital Open House, ceremonial ribbon-cutting

A fully integrated medical center, PIMC features a expanded primary care and specialty clinic, expanded diagnostic services center, a 24-hour emergency room, and a 10-bed critical access hospital. It will replace San Juan Island's 38-year-old medical clinic, Inter Island Medical Center, as the island's publicly funded healthcare provider when it opens for business by the end of November.

  • Nov 20th, 2012 3:03am