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40th District Senate candidate Ken Henderson has raised more than $36,000 in campaign contributions as of May 20, according to his campaign.
No day should be complete without a thank you to the veterans who have made our country safe. Never mind the reason, the fact is that these men and women serving since 1775 have been the bulwark against the failure of the freedoms that we hold so dear. This is the most free country in the world. Sometimes we lose sight of how freedom was won.
Decoration Day. That's what it was called until after World War II. It was the day graves of fallen servicemen were decorated, speeched were made and heads were bowed.
Friday Harbor Elementary School Cultural Fair is Wednesday at 3 p.m. And it's open to the public.
Soundwatch Boater Education Program is hosting a reception Friday at 6 p.m. to celebrate its new boat. The champagne-and-appetizer reception will be held at Snug Harbor Resort, Soundwatch's home port for 16 years.
How financially viable is a community hospital on San Juan Island? Islanders will find out May 28, 5:30 p.m., at the San Juan Hospital District Commission meeting in Mullis Community Senior Center.
Gone is half the athletic program’s budget. Gone is the Primary Intervention Program for at-risk elementary school students. Gone is the food service program for every student. Gone are teachers’ aides, secretarial jobs and custodians.
Sheriff’s deputies are investigating whether the alleged assault was racially motivated; the alleged victim is African American.
Wednesday: Orcas Spring Lecture Series: “Hydrology of Cascade Creek Watershed,” 7 p.m., Orcas Senior Center, off North Beach Road on Henry Lane, Eastsound. Jeff Bash, watershed lead for the state Department of Ecology, gives this lecture. Sponsored by the San Juan Nature Institute. Free. Call 378-3646 or visit www.sjnature.org.
Today: Orcas Spring Lecture Series: "Geology of Turtleback and Orcas Island," 7 p.m., Orcas Senior Center, off North Beach Road on Henry Lane, Eastsound. Dr. Ned Brown, professor emeritus of Western Washington University, gives this lecture. Sponsored by the San Juan Nature Institute. Free. Call 378-3646 or visit www.sjnature.org.
The following Friday Harbor students made the Dean's List at the University of Washington for winter quarter:
A record-breaking 435 people attended the 71st annual meeting of Orcas Power & Light Cooperative on the ferry. Hylton and Mulligan were elected directors for District I (San Juan, Brown, Henry, Pearl and Spieden islands).
Diesel prices have passed the $5 mark. The price of regular gas, as of Friday, neared the mid-$4 mark. But you won’t hear a gripe from Brad Pillow of Friday Harbor, especially since it only costs him 31.71 to fill ’er up.
When raising or lowering the flag, or when the flag is passing…
Leadership San Juan Islands newest class will graduate May 30, 3-5 p.m. at Skagit Valley College San Juan Center.
The third class of San Juan County/WSU Beach Watchers has graduated after attending nearly 100 hours of classroom training and field experience about the San Juans’ marine and watershed environment.
Order a Relay for Life luminaria and you can honor a loved one and raise money for the fight against cancer.
A former Oregon man who three years ago moved to San Juan Island to help a couple remodel their home — and took off instead with thousands of dollars of their belongings — was ordered to serve a year in prison for theft and for failing to register as a sex offender.
The San Juan County Sheriff's Department reported responding to these calls.
When a batch of cookies sparks a bidding war and sells for…
The San Juan Island Community Foundation is accepting proposals for its 2008 grant cycle.
A former Okanogan man — a familiar face in local courts — was sentenced to 60 days in jail after pleading guilty to a pair of misdemeanors, including attempted possession of an explosive device.
Thursday — County Councilman Bob Myhr, 4-5:30 p.m., Lopez Island Library. Discussion of local and county issues, including County Charter implementation status, Lopez Village UGA and parking, Odlin Park South, Fisherman Bay Road Plan, ferries, and other current issues.
Trial is expected to begin Sept. 15 in Superior Court for Robert Benedict, who is charged with vehicular manslaughter in a fatal crash March 5, 2007 near Cattle Point Estates.
Friday Harbor High School graduating senior Wynn Barnard has received a Sullivan Leadership Award to attend Seattle University.
The Tulalip Tribes Foundation has donated $5,000 to the United Way of San Juan County.
The San Juan County Fair Board has asked the county to consider an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan that would reclassify the fairgrounds property, allowing additional new activities to occur.
Mark your calendar and spin a globe.
Christopher Ogle’s death has been ruled accidental, Prosecuting Attorney Randy Gaylord said last week.
Getting a dozen islanders to agree on anything can prove next to impossible. Perhaps even more so if they're all politicians. But that hasn’t stopped elected officials of San Juan County and the Town of Friday Harbor from joining forces and creating what could be a nearly united objection to the citizenship spot checks by the U.S. Border Patrol at the Anacortes ferry terminal.
One of the greatest things about travel is running into friends of yore and seeing them happily ensconced in the glamorous areas we visit. Thus it was when we attended a family wedding in Puerto Vallarta May 8. We found Liana (formerly Lee Ann) Turner on VallartaBlog.com. Turner, who worked five-plus years on The Journal with me, had moved there in 1995.
Two candidates are interviewing this week for principal of Friday Harbor Elementary School. Today, the Search Committee is interviewing Anita Roth, principal intern and elementary literacy facilitator at McCarver Elementary School in the Tacoma School District. Thursday, the committee will interview Gary Pflueger, principal of Salmon Middle School in Salmon, Idaho.
Pedal for the Planet is a bike-to-school day event that promotes the bicycle as a healthy, fun and environmentally sustainable alternative to the automobile.
No teachers will be laid off in San Juan Island schools. But hours were cut for classified staff members and district officials are still scrambling to raise another $165,000 money to qualify for all pledged matching funds and fully eradicate the district's budget shortfall. That's the top story in Wednesday's Journal of the San Juan Islands, which is available tonight at some outlets. It will be available at all carriers and newsracks and in the mail Wednesday.
Turns out the idea of using the Land Bank as leverage proved too hot to handle. So the San Juan County Council last week set its sights on the county's multi-million-dollar road fund instead. Road revenue, the council agreed at its May 13 meeting, will provide a line of credit that hopefully will convince state officials of the county’s commitment to fulfill its obligation to manage stormwater runoff in the Eastsound Urban Growth Area.
Frank Kelly, former superintendent of the San Juan Island School District, died Wednesday in Redmond. He was 68. A Celebration of Life will be held May 18, 1 p.m., at 11525 19th Ave. SE (Bothell/Everett Highway), Everett.
Since San Juan Island Community Radio’s construction permit application was held up, due to possible interference with Canadian broadcasting by some 1,500 yards, we have contracted with an FCC-approved broadcast engineer to finish our application, which is now on file with the FCC for public inspection.
Thought to have gone extinct, glass sponge reefs were rediscovered in Georgia and Hecate Straits during the 1990s. Professor Paul Johnson, an oceanographer at the University of Washington and chief scientist on 38 deep-water cruises, has spent most of his career working on hydrothermal systems on the Juan de Fuca Ridge and became involved “obliquely.”
Memorial Day traditionally means the arrival of summer crowds desiring to board a Washington state ferry en route to a long weekend of fun. Adding sunshine and blue skies to this three-day weekend can mean traffic backups on Friday afternoons and evenings westbound and again on Monday, eastbound, as travelers return home.
You can honor a loved one by sharing their story, sing in "Relay Idol," and try some standup comedy ...