Opinion

Bagby steps down as editor

Bagby steps down as editor

by Cali Bagby Journal general manager After three years of serving as…

  • Jun 1st, 2019
Bagby steps down as editor
Keep the original ferries

Keep the original ferries

Submitted by Mark Schmid Dear Washington State, I write to you about…

  • Jun 1st, 2019
Keep the original ferries
Campaign launched for San Juan County Orca Protection Initiative

Campaign launched for San Juan County Orca Protection Initiative

Submitted by Sorrel North Lopez Island orca advocacy group, Southern Resident Protection,…

  • May 31st, 2019
Campaign launched for San Juan County Orca Protection Initiative
Animals’ lives depend on leaving no trace | Editorial

Animals’ lives depend on leaving no trace | Editorial

I was absolutely heartbroken to hear that Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center…

Animals’ lives depend on leaving no trace | Editorial
Make your mental health a priority

Make your mental health a priority

Mental health issues have long lived in the shadows of shame. Stigmatized…

Make your mental health a priority
Why you should care about Small Business Week | Editorial

Why you should care about Small Business Week | Editorial

It’s easy to take for granted the storefronts that line our quaint…

Why you should care about Small Business Week | Editorial
RB Chronicles Part 3 | Editorial

RB Chronicles Part 3 | Editorial

Sometimes I think I talk too much. Take my breast cancer, for…

  • May 1st, 2019
RB Chronicles Part 3 | Editorial
Redefining how we speak about sexual assault | Reporter’s notebook

Redefining how we speak about sexual assault | Reporter’s notebook

Words are powerful. While that may sound trite, it’s good to remember…

  • Apr 23rd, 2019
Redefining how we speak about sexual assault | Reporter’s notebook
We cannot ignore sexual assault | Editorial

We cannot ignore sexual assault | Editorial

Every 92 seconds an American is sexually assaulted. Who are the people…

We cannot ignore sexual assault | Editorial
Fire and EMS should merge

Fire and EMS should merge

We agree with Citizen’s Advisory Group recommendation that San Juan Island’s fire…

Fire and EMS should merge
Breaking free from alcohol addiction | Editorial

Breaking free from alcohol addiction | Editorial

Overcoming alcohol addiction may feel like a Herculean task, but it can…

Breaking free from alcohol addiction | Editorial
Spring is special section season

Spring is special section season

The sweet smell of freshly mowed grass and the warm sun on…

Spring is special section season
What can the Exxon Valdez teach us about the Salish Sea? | Editorial

What can the Exxon Valdez teach us about the Salish Sea? | Editorial

I was a little over a year old when the Exxon Valdez…

What can the Exxon Valdez teach us about the Salish Sea? | Editorial
Leviathan delusion in paradise lost | Opinion

Leviathan delusion in paradise lost | Opinion

By Steve Ulvi My phone rang. My old Alaska pal, Archie, was…

  • Mar 20th, 2019
Leviathan delusion in paradise lost | Opinion
Vessel regulations and the Southern resident killer whales | Letters

Vessel regulations and the Southern resident killer whales | Letters

As a scientist, whale advocate and San Juan County resident, I feel…

  • Mar 20th, 2019
Vessel regulations and the Southern resident killer whales | Letters
RB Chronicles Part 2

RB Chronicles Part 2

Life turns on a dime. It’s what comes after that ends up…

  • Mar 11th, 2019
RB Chronicles Part 2
Orca Expert Recommended Actions | Guest column

Orca Expert Recommended Actions | Guest column

Submitted by Beam Reach, Friends of the San Juans, Orca Behavior Institute…

  • Mar 6th, 2019
Orca Expert Recommended Actions | Guest column
The RB Chronicles, Part One | Editorial

The RB Chronicles, Part One | Editorial

The speed at which our life can change is breathtaking! Whether it’s…

  • Mar 6th, 2019
The RB Chronicles, Part One | Editorial
Journal welcomes Mandi Johnson as assistant editor | Editorial

Journal welcomes Mandi Johnson as assistant editor | Editorial

Islands’ Sounder staff reporter Mandi Johnson will now be utilizing her talents…

Journal welcomes Mandi Johnson as assistant editor | Editorial
The art of being prepared | Editorial

The art of being prepared | Editorial

San Juan County residents are passionate about disaster preparedness. With just a…

  • Feb 20th, 2019
The art of being prepared | Editorial
Local Harbor seal survives gunshot wound

Local Harbor seal survives gunshot wound

Submitted by The Whale Museum On Saturday, Jan. 26, a harbor seal…

  • Feb 16th, 2019
Local Harbor seal survives gunshot wound
Dismayed with case dismissal

Dismayed with case dismissal

We are dismayed that a criminal case has been thrown out due…

Dismayed with case dismissal

Former Senator Kevin Ranker releases statement regarding sexual harassment allegations | Guest Column

by Kevin Ranker Former state senator, D-Orcas This week a Senate investigation…

  • Feb 1st, 2019
Airlift insurance is an island necessity | Reporter’s Notebook

Airlift insurance is an island necessity | Reporter’s Notebook

With Kaiser Permanente denying claims for emergency air ambulance services, it’s a…

Airlift insurance is an island necessity | Reporter’s Notebook
When owls attack | Editorial

When owls attack | Editorial

As the sun began to set and the full moon started its…

When owls attack | Editorial
San Juan Island School District superintendent discusses online classes, state funding | Guest column

San Juan Island School District superintendent discusses online classes, state funding | Guest column

By Kari McVeigh San Juan Island School District Superintendent This school year,…

  • Jan 17th, 2019
San Juan Island School District superintendent discusses online classes, state funding | Guest column
Reporter praises San Juans safety as she steps down | Reporter’s notebook

Reporter praises San Juans safety as she steps down | Reporter’s notebook

When I was 21 years old, I walked from my downtown Cincinnati,…

Reporter praises San Juans safety as she steps down | Reporter’s notebook
Expanded board rejuvenates Islands Oil Spill Association | Guest column

Expanded board rejuvenates Islands Oil Spill Association | Guest column

Submitted by Ken Carrasco IOSA Board of Directors Secretary For many, the…

  • Jan 10th, 2019
Expanded board rejuvenates Islands Oil Spill Association | Guest column
New year brings special sections to Journal of the San Juans | Editorial

New year brings special sections to Journal of the San Juans | Editorial

Staff report In the first quarter of the new year, your island…

  • Jan 7th, 2019
New year brings special sections to Journal of the San Juans | Editorial
Hopeful news from 2018 | Editorial

Hopeful news from 2018 | Editorial

Staff report The Journal of the San Juans has outlined the good…

  • Dec 31st, 2018
Hopeful news from 2018 | Editorial
San Juan islanders make New Year’s Resolutions | Editorial

San Juan islanders make New Year’s Resolutions | Editorial

Staff report The new year is a time to reflect on the…

  • Dec 26th, 2018
San Juan islanders make New Year’s Resolutions | Editorial
Contributed photo                                Leslie and her dog Hoover.

Animal Protection Society director steps down | Guest column

By Leslie Byron APS-FH director After long consideration and with a heavy…

  • Dec 23rd, 2018
Contributed photo                                Leslie and her dog Hoover.
Don’t drink and drive | Reporter’s notebook

Don’t drink and drive | Reporter’s notebook

In San Juan County, driving while drunk is the No. 1 cause…

Don’t drink and drive | Reporter’s notebook
Holiday traditions bring San Juan islanders together | Editorial

Holiday traditions bring San Juan islanders together | Editorial

Close your eyes for a moment and envision what the holidays mean…

  • Dec 12th, 2018
Holiday traditions bring San Juan islanders together | Editorial
Oh, deer: San Juan islander looks at deer overpopulation | Guest column

Oh, deer: San Juan islander looks at deer overpopulation | Guest column

By Steve Ulvi San Juan Island Along with about a hundred others,…

  • Dec 9th, 2018
Oh, deer: San Juan islander looks at deer overpopulation | Guest column
Rejoice in the spirit of giving this holiday season | Editorial

Rejoice in the spirit of giving this holiday season | Editorial

I take immense delight in giving to others. That’s not to say…

Rejoice in the spirit of giving this holiday season | Editorial
Contributed photo                                Rachel and Molly cleaned the STEM building’s solar panels as part of their community project.

Students use community service class to conserve energy | Guest column

By Rachel Snow and Molly Tangney Friday Harbor High School Our names…

  • Dec 3rd, 2018
Contributed photo                                Rachel and Molly cleaned the STEM building’s solar panels as part of their community project.
Exchange student describes life in Friday Harbor

Exchange student describes life in Friday Harbor

Submitted by Spring Street International School Spring Street International School is a…

  • Dec 1st, 2018
Exchange student describes life in Friday Harbor
Earth’s second chance | Guest Column

Earth’s second chance | Guest Column

By Kimberly Mayer San Juan Island Trees are leading characters in every…

  • Nov 30th, 2018
Earth’s second chance | Guest Column
Shop locally this holiday season, for yourself and your neighbor | Editorial

Shop locally this holiday season, for yourself and your neighbor | Editorial

Staff report All of us at the Journal of the San Juans…

  • Nov 28th, 2018
Shop locally this holiday season, for yourself and your neighbor | Editorial