Opinion

Be considerate at the gravel pit, leash your dogs and pick up waste | Letters

If you agree and want to complain about the off-leash, out-of-control dogs at the gravel pit, call Island Rec

  • Jan 19th, 2016

Two Friday Harbor High School graduates give their perspective on the levy | Letters

As graduates of San Juan Island public schools and recent college graduates, we’d like to ask you to vote yes for the renewal of the school district Capital Projects and Technology Levy.

  • Jan 19th, 2016

Voters young and old, get involved in this years’ election | Letters

I urge people to become familiar with Bernie Sanders. You may have noticed that the large media companies very rarely discuss the important issues he raises, let alone include him in any political conversations.

  • Jan 15th, 2016

Geology nerds, take action to survive a quake | Editorial

I am what you would call a geology nerd. I took multiple geology courses in university, and had it been offered, would have also majored in geology along with my communication degree. I love rocks.

  • Jan 13th, 2016

To stop ocean pollution, we also need to look across the Strait | Letters

This enormous flow combined with untreated waste from Vancouver waste treatment facilities may be the heart of our “dead sea” problem.

  • Jan 12th, 2016

Why San Juan County should allow Wheeled All-Terrain Vehicles on roads | Letters

Allowing WATVs in San Juan County would be positive for our environment with lowered emissions, and less wear and tear on our roadways, as well as offering the potential for new revenue streams through additional licensing

  • Jan 12th, 2016

To the New Year – thoughts on mental health, sorrow and addiction | Opinion

With the new year here, it is good to reflect on the past year. The word “reflect” is rooted in Latin and Old French, showing up around the 15th century, and means to “turn or bend back.” When we turn or bend back to 2015 what do we find?

  • Jan 12th, 2016

Renew our Capital Projects and Technology Levy this February

I encourage you to support public education and ensure the right to a quality education is not a privilege of the wealthy or lucky, but the right of every child living on this island by voting yes.

  • Jan 6th, 2016

In a galaxy far, far away… | Editorial

The Burke Museum, where the bone is currently lounging, noted in a release it is the left thigh bone from a theropod, a two legged, meateating ruffian like Tyrannosaurus rex. Otherwise, this was no vegan hoofer.

  • Jan 5th, 2016

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