Kwiaht says El Niño year sets the tune for climate change impacts on salmon

According to Kwiaht director Russel Barsh, “it’s a good thing we began collecting data years earlier, since what we are seeing now is nothing like what we observed previously and considered normal.”

  • Jan 5th, 2016

To make resolutions or not to make resolutions for 2016 | Editorial

Resolutions are for the mature, the type of humanoids who are always on time and know how much money is in their checking accounts,and it’s not because the bank just sent a “you’re going to jail, you bum” message.

  • Dec 28th, 2015

Progress means looking both ways | Editorial

Living here has been a lesson in learning that no matter how far we have gone we can always turn back, we don’t have to be slaves to the future.

Thank you for your support of the San Juan Island Blood Drive!

– Submitted by Bloodworks Northwest

  • Dec 24th, 2015

Holiday reminder: Finding hope in times of trouble

By Emily Metcalf

  • Dec 16th, 2015

San Juan Public Schools Foundation receives grant for STEM Building

– Submitted by San Juan Island School District staff

  • Dec 9th, 2015

An update from the school district superintendent

– Submitted by San Juan Island School District Superintendent Danna Diaz

  • Dec 5th, 2015

Patty Brightman retires from DVSAS staff manager

After 18 years of service to San Juan County's Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services Patty Brightman will be stepping down as staff manager.

  • Dec 3rd, 2015

Looking ahead: commercial aquaculture | Opinion

By Lovel Pratt

  • Nov 23rd, 2015

Friday Harbor Film Fest should be on every persons bucket list

When my friend Zandra Gutierrez asked me to volunteer at the 2015 Friday Harbor Film Festival, I was hesitant. For me, coming from Kansas City, Miss., it's cars, planes, busses, ferries and walking before I even pull on my volunteer shirt. Then I remembered the beauty of the islands; the excitement of the inaugural festival, and passages were booked.

  • Nov 18th, 2015

Water in our islands

By Steve Ulvi

  • Nov 13th, 2015

Gordon Nevins Steele (1919 – 2015) | Passages

Gordon Nevins Steele was born May 1, 1919 in Santa Monica, Calif. His parents were William Nevins Steele and Ethel Bernice Kenner Steele. He passed away on Nov. 3, at his home in Friday Harbor, Wash.

  • Nov 12th, 2015

Thanks for all the help with this year’s Eyeland Fest | Letters

The evening began with the Argyle Street Jazz Band (thank you!) playing whilst attendees feasted on a magnificent tri-tip dinner prepared by "Billy Grewohl, the tri-tip guy" and his crew.

  • Nov 6th, 2015

School update for superintendent

– Submitted by San Juan Island School District Superintendent Danna Diaz

  • Nov 6th, 2015

Way to go, whales! | Letters

It's obviously good news that with the birth of J53 – the sixth orca calf to be born in the last 11 months — the Southern resident orca population has soared to 83. Way to go, whales!

  • Nov 5th, 2015

Howard Schonberger was a community treasure

By Richard Walker

  • Nov 5th, 2015

Website spreads slander, lies and misinformation | Letters

I find it surprising that two letters at the top of the Journal page refer readers to what was an anonymous "hit job" web site until one Koshi Holt, known for her local Tea Party demonstrations with Jenny Ledford recently admitted she put it up two weeks ago.

  • Nov 4th, 2015

A word on Howard’s passing | Letters

Howard lived life to the fullest and up to the end itself.

  • Nov 4th, 2015

Expecting more from the county

By Shireene Hale

  • Nov 4th, 2015

Howard’s passing

Howard's passing

  • Nov 4th, 2015

Learn about hospital board duties before voting | Guest Column

Given the current rigorous campaign for hospital district commissioner positions and the unfortunate politicization of a non-partisan race, we encourage our voters to do their homework.

  • Oct 23rd, 2015

The Journal endorses Sharp, Williams and Harrington for hospital district board | Editorial

The role of commissioners on the San Juan County Public Hospital District #1 Board is to ensure the community’s medical needs are met, to have fiscal responsibility and to be transparent with the public.

  • Oct 20th, 2015

Hospitals boards should not have political agendas | Guest Column

It is disheartening as an island resident to follow the campaign for the election for the hospital board.

  • Oct 20th, 2015

Why do we write crime stories? | Editorial

We are the community paper of record and it is our responsibility to inform the public of all news, good and bad.

Cable’s column dismisses problems with public hospital district| Guest Column

Tom Cable seems to have an exposed nerve ending when it comes to Monica Harrington. His recent guest column made multiple personal allegations about Monica that are false and offensive. But let’s focus on his comments about the hospital and health care.

  • Oct 15th, 2015

Response to Tom Cable | Guest column

In a recent column, Tom Cable, chair of the local PIMC advisory board managed to hurl personal insults, trivialize my support for the Reproductive Privacy Act and Death with Dignity Act, and assert that his chosen candidate, Jenny Ledford, is honest, straightforward, and always constructive.

  • Oct 12th, 2015

Hospital board election has derailed conversation of hospital progress | Guest Column

In this election it is essential that all candidates demonstrate understanding and concern for all aspects of community healthcare.

  • Oct 6th, 2015

Help change the statistics | Editorial

It is difficult for many of us to accept that domestic violence and sexual assault occur in our special, safe island communities.

Our veterans deserve better | Editorial

Unfortunately, this lifesaver functions more like water wings rather than a durable life raft. The funds are for emergency short-term housing, leaving us to wonder: how helpful will such money be in our community? The answer is: not very.

Opposition to grow operation based on misinformation | Opinion

In light of the story for the San Juan Journal I would like to share some feelings as an individual.

  • Sep 22nd, 2015

I-502 and accepting a new frontier in our island communities | Editorial

Although San Juan County residents voted 68 percent to legalize the use and sale of marijuana to adults back in 2012, the actual implementation of I-502 has been rocky.

  • Sep 22nd, 2015

Rural driving isn’t an excuse for bad driving habits — be aware of road safety | Editorial

Driving on our rural roads has unique dangers – like deer waiting to leap in front of you and bicycle riders weaving into traffic.

Brennan’s letter invokes alarm where there is none | Guest Column

Leslie Brennan recently alleged that San Juan Island EMS is insolvent. Based on her review of budget projections through June 2015, she also questioned the Public Hospital District #1 Commissioners’ oversight of the EMS budget. Unfortunately, Ms. Brennan has misunderstood much: both allegations are false.

  • Sep 16th, 2015

Discussion on concussions and appropriate protocol continues in school district | Guest Column

It is clear we needed to have a uniform education and evaluation program to better address youth concussions. A public school-based group was established last spring and assigned the following tasks.

  • Sep 15th, 2015

Welcome to the new school year | Guest Column

There is nothing like a fresh beginning - and the start of each school year gives us the opportunity to recommit to those things which brought us into this profession in the first place.

  • Sep 2nd, 2015