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  1. Wolverines dominate in first district play-off game | SlideshowRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    Both Friday Harbor girls and boys basketball teams came out on top in two intense games against rival Orcas in the first district play-off game for the Wolverines yesterday. The gym was filled to capacity with passionate fans from both islands.

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  2. Eastsound OPALCO office closed due to vandalism and threats of violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    OPALCO offices are closed today after an act of vandalism, including threats of violence, occurred at the headquarters in Eastsound. The San Juan County Sheriff's office is investigating.

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  3. Basketball teams head towards district tournaments, wrestling to sub-regional competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    Wolverines wrestling team had seven matches against La Conner last week, heading back to the ferry with a 54-18 win. "Our team had a pretty emotional win versus Orcas," said head coach Rod Turnbull.

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  4. Being prepared for an oil spill is the next best thing to not having one | Guest ColumnRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    As of 2015, IOSA has field-tested all of the 59 Geographic Response Plans in SJ County . Protection strategies for high priority & most challenging bays have been field-tested by IOSA 4-8 times, with improvements that build on what we learned from the weather & current the time before.

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  5. Foster families needed in the islandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    Michela attended 11 different schools since she was nine years old. Not because her family moved often, but because that's when she was removed from her home and placed in foster care for the first time.

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  6. Shoreline Master Program update is an important piece in of our islands' future | Guest ColumnRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    The more than 400 miles of marine shoreline in San Juan County define our unique community of islands- they are our identity. Highly productive intersections of land and sea, these shorelines support the marine food web and its salmon, seabirds and marine mammals that provide the foundation for our tourism-based economy and our vibrant quality of life.

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  7. Shoreline update long overdue | EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    We are a land and people surrounded by ocean on all sides. As island communities, preserving our 400 miles of coastline is critical for our way of life today, and more importantly, future generations.

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  8. An Orcas foster parent shares her storyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    A little boy held my face in his hands and looked me square in the eye as his big blues cried out, "I just wish someone loved me enough to keep me." His hands were soft but dirty from playing outside, his spiky blond hair was laced with beads of sweat.

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  9. Offended by broadband article | LettersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    I was offended by the info-mercial you called a news story on broadband in the islands . I've been using fiber optic-based broadband at my home on Orcas Island since the turn of the century successfully communicating with mainland telephone companies as a freelance telecommunication network engineer.

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  10. Building tips to avoid attracting batsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    Most homes in San Juan County are still being built without regard for the way they attract bats, says Kwiaht ecologist Russel Barsh. The result is scores of preventable conflicts between people and bats each year, which in the past have frequently led to the eviction of bats and decimation of bat populations in the islands.

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  11. San Juan County Sheriff's Log: Jan. 20Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    Fire responded to assist and the driver was treated and released. Minimal vehicle damage and no reportable property damage.

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  12. Boys break even, girls win twice and wrestling going strongRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    The Friday Harbor boy's basketball team broke even this week with one loss and one win. The Wolverines lost to cross town rival Orcas by just two points in Tuesday's home game Jan. 5. Friday Harbor was down by 17 points after the first half but rallied in the second quarter to tie it up.

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  13. Special council meetings on Shoreline Master Program commence on each islandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    The legislative hearing room was full of concerned citizens at a special council meeting on the Shoreline Master Program Tuesday, Jan. 12. The meeting, which will be replicated on Orcas and Lopez Island, came about after a number of islanders came to the council and asked for more time for public input and better explanations of the changes from the 1998 updates to the SMP. The SMP is a required document under the state Shoreline Management Act, adopted in Washington in 1972.

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  14. Q&A with councilman Rick Hughes on the county's 2015 success, struggles and goals for 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    Journal reporter Heather Spaulding sat down with San Juan County Councilman Rick Hughes, District 2, to discuss last year's successes, issues and goals for the future. The Orcas councilman is beginning his fourth year.

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  15. Eastsound gets a broadband upgrade, Friday Harbor is next on the listRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    Living on an island has its advantages. But sometimes there are disadvantages, and internet connection and speed are among them.

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  16. Trial of Grellet-Tinner moved from January to MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    The trial of Gerald Grellet-Tinner, 59, an Orcas High School teacher who pled not guilty to having a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student of his, has been moved to March 7. The original date was set for Jan. 11. On Feb. 26, a pre-trial omnibus hearing will be held to determine the admissibility of evidence. Grellet-Tinner has been charged with two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, which is a felony.

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  17. Gerald Grellet-Tinner's trial moved to MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    The trial of Gerald Grellet-Tinner, 59, an Orcas High School teacher who plead not guilty to having a sexual relationship with his 18-year-old student, has been moved to March 7. The original date was set for Jan. 11. Grellet-Tinner has been charged with two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, which is a felony. He is being represented by Lawrence Delay of Friday Harbor.

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  18. Transient orca calf found dead on Vancouver IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    The baby orca that was found dead on the west side of Vancouver Island on Dec. 29 is not a member of the J-pod or L-pod, Michael Harris, executive director of the Pacific Whale Watch Association, confirmed Monday, Jan. 4. The whale was a female transient whale, not a member of the Southern resident population of orcas that frequent Puget Sound waters. "Nothing is absolute until we get the results of the DNA tests back," Harris said.

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  19. San Juan County Sheriff's Log: Jan. 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    The package was delivered on Dec. 19 but was not in the mailbox for pickup by the caller. An investigation is ongoing.

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  20. Elwha out of service due to "necessary repairs" | UpdatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    The Washington State Ferries has issued a travel alert that the Elwha is out ofservice for repairs, affecting ferry travel. The Hyak will be replacing the Elwha routes for Dec. 30 service.

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