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Prescribed fire scheduled at San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge: Flower Island

San Juan Island National Wildlife Refuge is preparing to conduct a prescribed…

  • Sep 24th, 2018

Ferries advisory chairman explains why you should care about WSF long-range plan | Guest Column

By Jim Corenman Chairman, San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee Washington State…

  • Sep 24th, 2018

Countywide planned power outages on Sept. 25 and Oct. 23

Submitted by OPALCO All of San Juan County will be affected by…

  • Sep 24th, 2018

Fix housing crisis by voting yes for homes | Letter

Orcas is a wonderful island; a place to relax and get away…

  • Sep 24th, 2018

Praise for Eagles pilots | Letter

Many thanks to the San Juan Eagles pilots who flew us to…

  • Sep 24th, 2018

Washington State Department of Health releases plan to reduce older adult falls

Submitted by DOH The Washington State Department of Health and the Washington…

  • Sep 24th, 2018

State orca task force gives statement on J50 | Guest column

Statement from Les Purce and Stephanie Solien, co-chair members of Gov. Inslee’s…

  • Sep 24th, 2018
Aerial photo of lighthouse, 1958.

Patos Island Lighthouse photos and documents to be digitized

By Nita Couchman Orcas Island Library Orcas Island Library received a 2017…

  • Sep 24th, 2018
Aerial photo of lighthouse, 1958.

Wolverines football team defeats Turks

By Mike Martin Sports reporter “That was some old-school football,” Sultan football…

  • Sep 24th, 2018
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                                Fish for Teeth sponsors a mobile dental van for dental clinics in the San Juans, three times a year.

Fish for Teeth brings free mobile dental clinic to San Juan, Lopez Islands

Submitted by Fish for Teeth Islanders unable to afford dental care can…

  • Sep 24th, 2018
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                                Fish for Teeth sponsors a mobile dental van for dental clinics in the San Juans, three times a year.

Burgled businesses, cunning campers, excessive emails | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls: Sept.…

  • Sep 24th, 2018

Island Rec offers ‘Optimal Self Care’ class

Submitted by Island Rec Island Rec is offering a class designed for…

  • Sep 24th, 2018

Islanders celebrate Salish Sea Day of Action

Submitted by Community Rights San Juan Islands Over 100 community members in…

  • Sep 23rd, 2018
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                                Dr. Kim Schrier.

Canvass for Democrats off island

Submitted by organizers Those upset with the current presidential administration and Congress…

  • Sep 23rd, 2018
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                                Dr. Kim Schrier.
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                                Dale and Richard Snyder.

Celebrating a ‘couple’ of theater volunteers

Submitted by the theater Dale and Richard Snyder celebrated their 44th wedding…

  • Sep 23rd, 2018
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                                Dale and Richard Snyder.

Flu shot clinics on San Juan, Orcas, Lopez and Shaw

Submitted by San Juan County Flu season is here, so it’s time…

  • Sep 23rd, 2018

Sen. Kevin Ranker, of Orcas, says vote yes for homes | Letter

This November we have an incredible opportunity to make sure that the…

  • Sep 22nd, 2018

The Journal of the San Juan Islands presents: Editorial Cartoon

Learn more in the Journal article “Five facts about OPALCO’s solar power…

  • Sep 22nd, 2018
Staff photo/Tate Thomson

Wolverines volleyball took on Hurricanes, Sept. 20

By Tate Thomson Sports reporter The Wolverines volleyball team took on the…

  • Sep 21st, 2018
Staff photo/Tate Thomson

Vote Power | Letter

I’m writing this letter to urge my fellow citizens to vote for…

  • Sep 21st, 2018

Come for the burgers, stay for tonight’s Wolverines football home game

By Mike Martin Journal contributor There’s something special cooking at Friday Harbor…

  • Sep 21st, 2018

Homeless man, seen in the San Juans, wanted for alleged child rape

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office The San Juan County…

  • Sep 21st, 2018
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                                Students walk the grounds of the University of Washington.

Islanders make University of Washington dean’s list

Submitted by the University of Washington Students from Friday Harbor and Lopez…

  • Sep 21st, 2018
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                                Students walk the grounds of the University of Washington.
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                                The island marble butterfly.

San Juan landowners can learn how to protect the island marble butterfly

Submitted by organizers Staff from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife…

  • Sep 21st, 2018
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                                The island marble butterfly.

Marine debris surveying training in Friday Harbor

Submitted by COASST From 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 13, the Coastal Observation…

  • Sep 21st, 2018

San Juan Island author hits Washington Post bestseller list for fiction

Submitted by the author Local author Libbie Grant, who writes under the…

  • Sep 21st, 2018
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                                Susan Wingate.

Local author launches newest book at Griffin Bay Bookstore

Submitted by Griffin Bay Bookstore San Juan Islander Susan Wingate is launching…

  • Sep 20th, 2018
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                                Susan Wingate.

New animal shelter facility grand opening celebration

Submitted by APS The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor will hold…

  • Sep 20th, 2018

Join the Great Islands Clean-Up this fall

Submitted by organizers The Great Islands Clean-Up is from 10 a.m.- 2…

  • Sep 20th, 2018

Animal Protection Society presents: Pet of the Week

There are so many things in this world I haven’t figured out…

  • Sep 20th, 2018

Caring for our seniors with local resource guide | Editorial

Staff Report Winter is fast approaching. It’s a time when the pace…

  • Sep 20th, 2018

Spring Street, Argyle Avenue intersection to close Thursday, Sept. 20 evening

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor The Spring Street and Argyle…

  • Sep 19th, 2018

YES to Real Estate Excise Tax | Letter

Please join me in supporting the county home fund. First off, let…

  • Sep 19th, 2018
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                                Upper Zylstra Lake.

Zylstra Lake open house, Sept. 30

Submitted by event organizers The San Juan County Land Bank and San…

  • Sep 19th, 2018
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                                Upper Zylstra Lake.
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Know Your Island Walk at Mitchell Hill, Sept. 22

Submitted by organizers The next Know Your Island walk is from 1-4…

  • Sep 18th, 2018
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Executive Director Kim Bryan leaves SAFE San Juans

Submitted by SAFE San Juans The Board of Directors of SAFE San…

  • Sep 18th, 2018

Life-saving care | Letter

I feel I must write and thank this community for having the…

  • Sep 18th, 2018

Yes for Homes Coalition supports San Juan County Home Fund | Guest column

The Yes for Homes Coalition of San Juan County is a grassroots,…

  • Sep 18th, 2018

Gratitude to our county council | Letter

On Sept. 5, the San Juan County Council and the Islands’ Trust…

  • Sep 17th, 2018

Yes for Randy | Letter

I’m writing to urge the voters of San Juan County to vote…

  • Sep 17th, 2018