Backing claims in a lawsuit filed by neighbors of Sweet Water Farm, Judge Alan Hancock ruled Feb. 27 that a binding agreement in a road easement allows only for residential use of a shared gravel road on the west side of San Juan Island and prohibits its use for commercial purposes.
Members of the largest labor union in the San Juans will receive a 2-percent wage increase this year and the two that follow, along with a continuation of healthcare benefits as they exist today, under a new three-year contract with San Juan County.
NOAA says two years needed to decide on a possible expansion of orcas’ critical habitat
Any student at FHHS can volunteer to be a part of the Orca Bowl teams, but it takes a certain kind of student to excel in this competition.
What Sheriff Ron Krebs found most startling about the poll was that only 16 percent of survey responders checked excellent in response to deputies’ professionalism in their interactions with the community. “My goal is to change that quickly,” he said.
Escorted out of his office two weeks ago, San Juan County's building official remains on administrative leave pending the outcome of a disciplinary review. He contends in a "whistleblower" report filed one week prior to the dismissal that revenue from permit fees has been improperly shuffled around in the department in which he works.
A newborn orca calf was sighted Feb. 25 about 15 miles off Westport, Greys Harbor.
A 21st century woman if there ever was one, Caitlyn Johnson followed a less-than conventional route to motherhood. And, she's delighted by the result.
San Juan Island School District Superintendent Rick Thompson will take over the top administrative post at Chimacum school system beginning July 1, if all goes according to plan, the Peninsula Daily News reports.
Compliance with Washington state's Reproductive Privacy Act is at the center of the ACLU's recent legal action against a Skagit County public hospital, but the suit may serve as a shot across the bow of other hospitals propped up by public money as well.
Experts predict that the next big tsunami could hit the West Coast anytime in the next 50 years.
The Land Bank got its start in 1990 when a group of citizens became concerned over the quickening pace of development across the islands. The big idea was to conserve as much open space as possible.
With its property tax levy slated to expire at the end of the year, San Juan Island Park & Recreation District is doubling down, seeking a 21-cent levy increase for continued funding of its recreational programs and parks, and high school sports, and to offset the cost of operating the 30-acre community park on Carter Avenue.
Rock Island Communications will merge its staff, infrastructure and operations with OPALCO as part of an acquisition designed to deliver modern, scalable and reliable broadband services for homes and businesses in San Juan County.
Becki Day will take the helm as the new executive director for the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, March 1.
The engines are island specific. In other words, they were designed with our island's particular needs in mind. They provide much better driver sight, thereby providing more safety for the crew aboard.
The bulk of plan's transportation improvements would be center in major metropolitan areas, while other areas of the state—specifically legislative districts 1, 10, 20 and 40 (which includes San Juan and portions of Whatcom and Skagit counties) and Lewis County—would see no improvements. The plan drew opposition from Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, and others.
A few weeks ago, Joe Gaydos found himself facing a Steller sea lion entangled by a piece of plastic packing strap off Fanny Bay in British Columbia.
The Center believes J-19 is the mother of new calf sighted off the west side of San Juan Island in mid-morning of Feb. 12.
The 21st annual Knowledge Bowl saw students and local service groups battle it out for bragging rights, Feb. 10, at the San Juan Community Theatre.