Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) visited the San Juan Community Home Trust's Sun Rise Neighborhood last Friday in an effort to learn more about the issues that affect islanders. The most recent project on the Sun Rise development has been renovating quaint cottages barged from Victoria BC.
Megan Christine Mackinnon, 27, of Arlington, Wash., is charged with malicious mischief in the first degree.
Our favorite photos so far from the San Juan County 2016 Fair which runs from Wednesday, Aug. 17 until Saturday, Aug. 20.
As of noon on August 17, 2016, the San Juan County Fire Marshal's Office has issued a county-wide Burn Ban. This ban is in conjunction with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Burn Ban on forest lands that went into effect at the same time.
Kindergartners gather around the buckets placed on the tables in their class, squealing ensues as they get up close, even touching the creatures, starfish, sea cucumbers, inside.
The Republican National Party booth at the San Juan County Fair was vandalized last night. When Volunteers Carl and Alison Jablonski showed up for this shift on Saturday morning they were shocked to find signs ripped up into small pieces, remnants of several eggs thrown around the area and a sign that read, "Screw Donald Trump."
How do we keep the San Juan Islands stunning? By leaving only footprints. National Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will show the public how on Sept. 8–10. LNT traveling trainers will be visiting the islands for three days of hiking, camping and star gazing.
The San Juan County Economic Development Council and the San Juan Island Community Foundation have partnered with Washington Nonprofits and the Washington Secretary of State to offer workshops on excellent board practices.
The San Juan County Fair is wrapping up on Saturday, Aug. 20. In the food preservation booth they have two special guest speakers. At 1:30 p.m. Dr. Burke Gossom will talk about Backyard Bee Keeping. All sorts of fruit and vegetables are pollinated by honey bees, such as broccoli and squash, apples and almonds. Pollination is not just important for the food we eat directly, it's vital for the foraging crops, such as field beans and clover, used to feed the livestock we depend on for meat. Come and find out how a bee hive can be maintained in your own back yard!
Congressman Rick Larsen will be at the San Juan County Fair on San Juan Island to meet islanders on Friday, Aug. 19.
Friday, Aug. 19, Congressman Rick Larsen will be at the San Juan County Fair on San Juan Island to meet islanders. He will be there from 1-3:30 and is happy to discuss issues in the county and the status of bills in Congress. Please come and meet him at the San Juan County Democrats booth between the food court and the 4-H Building.
Dr. Roger Pulwarty, Director of NOAA's National Integrated Drought Information System and co-chair of the White House Task Force on Water, Energy, and Food Security is coming to San Juan Island on Aug. 25 to talk about drought, water, and climate resilience. Please join us at Brickworks from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a stimulating presentation and conversation. This event is free and open to all.
According to Northwest Multiple Listing Service News, in the San Juan Islands 353 residential houses and condominiums were for sale during the month of July. This is a decrease from last year at this time when there were 402 residential houses and condominiums on the market.
Whether injected, snorted or smoked, heroin is rapidly delivered to the brain. The euphoria is immediate, and after just a few times of using, people can become addicted. Washington state is experiencing an opioid abuse and overdose crisis, and the San Juan Islands are not immune.
Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Ranking Member on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, announced that the Port of Orcas has been awarded a $2,004,466 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to help improve the safety and operations at Orcas Island Airport.
Help the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor shed some light on the tragedy of pet overpopulation.
A book review by Midwest Book Review Editor-in-Chief James A. Cox.
The San Juan Islands have been chosen to test a new emergency medical supply delivery system using drones.
The Board of Fire Commissioners for San Juan Island Fire Rescue recently confirmed career staff promotions for Fire Chief Brad Creesy, Assistant Chief Noel Monin, Captain Tad Lean and Lieutenant Michael Henderson.