Cali Bagby

Cali posted 92 stories to Islands' Weekly.
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The DRAFT MacKaye Harbor Road Relocation Feasibility Study

The DRAFT MacKaye Harbor Road Relocation Feasibility Study is now available for…

  • May 19th, 2017 12:22pm

Printes Holmes obituary

Printes Holmes Printes Holmes passed into the arms of his Maker on…

  • May 18th, 2017 11:19am

Edwin Lloyd Walvatne obit

Edwin Lloyd Walvatne Edwin Lloyd Walvatne, 90, a longtime resident of Lopez…

  • May 16th, 2017 9:38am

Grellet-Tinner’s charges dismissed, former Orcas teacher seeks $10 million

The Orcas high school teacher previously found guilty of sexual misconduct with…

  • May 2nd, 2017 12:06pm

Waterfront property tips

Here is another San Juan Island lifestyle video by Merri Ann Simonson,…

  • Mar 1st, 2017 3:44pm

Meeting on March 4 for proposed Public Hospital District

There is a Lopez community meeting Saturday March 4, at the Grace…

  • Mar 2nd, 2017 9:18am

When pigs swim

If only pigs could fly, they wouldn’t have to swim. Ferry workers…

  • Feb 24th, 2017 1:30am

Woodland Tax Solutions celebrates opening

By Cali Bagby Journal general magager/editor Lopez Island resident Sara Waugh has…

  • Feb 21st, 2017 1:30am

Olga Road opening and subject detained | Update

The following was submitted by the Sheriff’s Office. A welfare check on…

  • Feb 6th, 2017 9:48am

Baby Derby winner 2017

By Cali Bagby Journal General Manager The first baby of the year…

  • Jan 10th, 2017 1:30am

Friday Harbor man pleads guilty to one count of child molestation

By Cali Bagby Journal General Manager (Warning: This story contains disturbing details…

  • Jan 9th, 2017 1:30am

Watson and Hughes take the lead in council race

In the race for San Juan County Council District 1, Bill Watson…

  • Nov 9th, 2016 5:05pm

A Canadian necropsy reveals more info about a Southern resident orca

A Canadian necropsy revealed that a Southern resident orca was killed by a fungal infection possibly caused by a satellite tag.

  • Oct 12th, 2016 5:21pm

Four survive Kenmore plane crash in Cattle Pass, San Juan Island

At 8:45 this morning, a Kenmore plane with four passengers went down in Cattle Pass off the shore of San Juan Island.

  • Sep 30th, 2016 6:34pm

Local diver dies near Johns Island

A local diver died after experiencing medical complications near Johns Island on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Aug 31st, 2016 5:32pm

Two Minnesota men found in apparent murder-suicide on Lopez were part of sexual assault investigation

Two Minnesota men found in an apparent murder-suicide on Lopez were part of a criminal investigation involving a 16-year-old boy.

  • Aug 31st, 2016 6:41pm

Q&A with the author of ‘Spill’

Imagine that a tanker crashes off Turn Point on Stuart Island; oil is gushing into the waters and a pod of Southern resident orcas are swimming straight into it. An oil spill in San Juan County is the stuff of nightmares for islanders. Fortunately, this time it is fiction. The book "Spill," written by David Anderson, is an action-packed tale that features local organizations like the Center for Whale Research, Islands Oil Spill Association, The Whale Museum and Orca Network, based out of Whidbey Island. Anderson, a retired veterinarian, served on the board of Orca Network, as well as serving four years as a governor appointee on Washington's Oil Spill Prevention Task Force. He will have a book reading on Aug. 31, time to be announced, at the San Juan Island Library, in an event co-sponsored by Griffin Bay Books.

  • Jul 29th, 2016 10:33pm

Basking shark seen in West Coast waters

A basking shark has been spotted near British Columbia's Central Coast, according to Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

  • Jul 8th, 2016 4:57pm

Survivors speak out against sex crimes

He was an older man and Susan had just turned 18. After he started physically and sexually assaulting her, she was ashamed and afraid that the community would not stand by her if she left him. When she thought he would actually kill her – seven years into their relationship – she ran away with nothing but a few clothes. She was free from bodily harm, but she had to face another obstacle: the people who did not believe her.

  • Jun 22nd, 2016 4:00pm

Domestic violence charges on Lopez |Update

Albert Noel Miller, Jr., 45, of Lopez Island, has been charged with assault in the second degree domestic violence for strangulation and assault in the fourth degree. Bail has been reduced to $10,000. A omnibus hearing is scheduled for June 17 and the trial is set for July 18.

  • Jun 14th, 2016 5:55pm

Island sexual assault crimes on the rise, but why?

An influx of sexual assault crimes involving minors in San Juan County has islanders wondering what is happening to their communities.

  • Jun 14th, 2016 2:30pm

Man charged with sexual assault against a 20-month-old

(Warning: This story contains disturbing details about alleged sexual assault against a child.)

  • Jun 11th, 2016 4:30pm

Domestic violence charges on Lopez

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  • May 27th, 2016 8:30am

Voters are upset over Larsen’s endorsement of Clinton

Rep. Rick Larsen has his constituents questioning his choices after a recent endorsement on Facebook from the congressman.

  • Mar 29th, 2016 11:30pm

Teetering on the edge of extinction

With a massive body and a mouth that emerges from the deep blue like a man-made dungeon cell, the basking shark resembles a great and terrible monster.

  • Oct 30th, 2015 4:34pm

Lopez Pharmacy – a voice for everyone

Marge McCoy, pharmacist, business owner, mother and wife, said her number one belief at work is that the staff at the pharmacy put the patient first.

  • Oct 22nd, 2015 11:00pm

When community and coffee meet

The Lopez Coffee Shop opened its doors on Friday, Oct. 2 with the sounds of foaming milk and the chit chat of locals and tourists alike.

  • Oct 21st, 2015 9:10pm

Why we report on crime

Why do we write crime stories? Are we sensationalizing violence in an effort to sell more papers? We are a small knit community – should we really be reading about people’s private lives? These are some of the questions raised in emails and on our websites by our readers. Here are some answers.

  • Oct 13th, 2015 4:48pm

CPR training: How you can save a life

It all started with a camping trip and ended with a life hanging in the balance.

  • Aug 7th, 2015 11:45pm

What it means to be county coroner

When the call comes in, Randall Gaylord drops whatever he is working on – whether he is sitting down to a meal or prepping for an important court case.

  • Aug 6th, 2015 4:48pm

Fundraiser to bring solar to island schools

Solar is an important part of almost every life process. That is according to Michel Vekved, outreach and education coordinator of the San Juan Islands Conservation District, who has been working on an upcoming fundraiser of Lopez to raise funds for solar in island schools.

  • Apr 29th, 2015 7:26pm

It takes a community to make a golf team

Lopez Island School Golf Coach Richard Tetu has about 15 golf bags in his office, and they all got there by donation. On top of that, every year he receives 100 golf balls from a community member. The golf course lets kids play their matches for free on the green.

  • Mar 24th, 2015 7:03pm

Sheriff responds to crime survey

San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs said he was not surprised to find that 59 percent of 240 participants in a recent poll said drug activity was their main worry when it comes to crime in island communities.

  • Mar 3rd, 2015 5:32pm

Lopez School welcomes a new superintendent

Brian Auckland has been named the new superintendent of Lopez Island School District.In August of 2014, Auckland was hired as the interim elementary principal and special services director, replacing Lisa Shelby who has returned to Alaska.

  • Mar 2nd, 2015 5:38pm

SeaDoc scientists rescue Steller sea lion

Rescuing a wild animal is no easy feat. Rescuing a 1,400-pound sea mammal is an entirely different feat.

  • Feb 26th, 2015 5:32pm

Winter gardens

The rain falls and the wind blows – it is winter in San Juan County. Don’t let the bluster of colder weather stop you from putting on your gardening gloves and digging in the soil.

  • Dec 29th, 2014 5:25pm

Boys basketball working as a team | Sports preview

By Dec. 19, the Lopez Boys’ Basketball team will have played six league games and two non-league games. Coach MR Buffum’s goal for the boys is to win at least half of the league games.

  • Dec 10th, 2014 11:56pm

Five steps to winter happiness

Being happy isn’t a mood that is 100 percent achievable 24 hours a day. I like to think of happiness as something that comes and goes. The important thing about finding happiness is knowing it will always come back.

  • Nov 26th, 2014 9:40pm

Undersheriff looks back on island years

On Monday, Undersheriff Bruce Distler will get on a ferry with his wife Bonni, their car and trailer and say farewell to the island he has called home for the last eight and a half years.

  • Nov 22nd, 2014 7:55pm

Southend General Store and Restaurant – a community hub on the island

Lori Honeywell took over the Southend General Store and Restaurant almost two years ago. “The community was so welcoming,” said Lori.

  • Oct 30th, 2014 3:00pm