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Meet your volunteer firefighter

  • Aug 2, 2016 at 9:01AM

Firefighter Dan Tracy finally settled at the south end of San Juan Island in 1998 with his wife Sandie. Their two children were already grown, and on their own.

Pick up a Passport into the History of the San Juan Islands

  • Aug 2, 2016 at 1:30AM

Whether you are a visitor or longtime islander, be sure to include some island history time travel in your adventures this year! Each of the historical museums on San Juan Island, Lopez Island and Orcas Island have combined to offer an opportunity for you to do some island hopping and enter for a chance to win a prize package. Prize packages include overnight lodging, gift cards for a meal and an activity for two. The lucky winner will have the choice to redeem the prize package on either Lopez, Orcas or San Juan.

Tucker Avenue Reconstruction Project - update

  • Aug 1, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 2:20PM

Here is what to expect the week of Aug. 1

Orcas teacher sentencing moved to Aug. 10

  • Aug 1, 2016 at 1:30AM

A jury found 59-year-old Orcas Island High School teacher Gerald Grellet-Tinner guilty of two counts of Sexual Misconduct in the First Degree.

Sports Report

  • Jul 31, 2016 at 1:30AM

Youth Sports

Washington asks EPA to ban boat discharge in Puget Sound to promote shellfish harvesting

  • Jul 30, 2016 at 1:30AM

The Washington Department of Ecology has requested that the Environmental Protection Agency ban boats from pumping treated sewage into Puget Sound in an effort to improve water quality and protect shellfish beds and swimming beaches from harmful bacteria. The area affected would go as far west as Sequim and up to the Canadian border to the north.

Stream Corridor and Salmon Spawning Habitat Protected

  • Jul 29, 2016 at 3:13PM

The San Juan County Land Bank recently acquired 24 acres on the lower reaches of Cascade Creek near Olga on Orcas Island. Washington State Salmon Recovery Funds made the purchase possible, ensuring the preservation of a unique 2,100 foot stretch of riparian corridor with adjacent upland forest.

Species in the Spotlight: Southern Resident Orcas

  • Jul 29, 2016 at 1:30AM

The Whale Museum is pleased to welcome Lynne Barre of NOAA Fisheries as part of the 2016 Summer Lecture Series on Monday, Aug. 1, at 6:30 p.m. Barre will give us an update on NOAA's Species in the Spotlight campaign on the Southern resident killer whales. The Southern residents were listed under the Endangered Species Act in 2005 following an approximate 20 percent decline in their population. They were chosen as one of the eight most at-risk species because the population has relatively high mortality and low reproduction; currently, the orcas are well below the population growth goals identified in the Recovery Plan (NMFS 2008). Unlike other North Pacific killer whale populations, which have generally been increasing since federal protection was initiated in the 1970s, the Southern resident population remains small and vulnerable and has not had a net increase in abundance since the mid- 1980s. The recovery program requires engagement from vital partners and long-term support over a large range from California to Alaska.

Fired after death in Island County jail, deputy back on the job

  • Jul 29, 2016 at 1:30AM

The only person fired in connection with a young man's death inside the Island County jail has returned to work.

Hospital District supports EMS levy

  • Jul 28, 2016 at 12:22PM

Voters of San Juan County Public Hospital District #1 are encouraged to vote YES in favor of the emergency medical services (EMS) property tax levy on their August 2 ballot replacing one that expires on December 31.

San Juan County Sheriff’s log

  • Jul 28, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:41AM

The San Juan County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls:

Lynn Ellen Cannam Loring 1964-2016 - obituary

  • Jul 28, 2016 at 10:48AM

The family of Lynn Ellen Cannam Loring wishes to inform the community of her passing and to announce the date of her internment at Valley Cemetery.

Look at the numbers - letters

  • Jul 26, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jul 28, 2016 at 9:13AM

After reading Mr. Bucholz (July 6 issue) letter, I got to thinking about this new EMS levy and its 43 percent increase. This has already been voted down twice, but instead of addressing the issues, the proponents seemed to have simply returned with a strident campaign and a not-so-subtle threat to approve the levy or lose all EMS services. That smacks of a gun-to-the-head approach to me, but look at their issues:

Support for Bill Watson - letters

  • Jul 26, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jul 28, 2016 at 9:13AM

I'm voting for Bill Watson to make sure 2017 is the year San Juan County begins to seriously work on several important issues. Bill began his life in San Juan County working with the Economic Development Council, and he is committed to helping create a sustainable local economy. The revision of the agricultural ordinances is a beginning step. He believes after that there is much more to do to help agriculture remain part of the landscape and our culture. The extreme shortage of affordable rentals is another step that begs for county leadership and action in 2017.

“A River of Migration”

  • Jul 28, 2016 at 9:10AM

A presentation by multi-media and multi-cultural artist, Gu Xiong will occur on August 3, 2016 - 7:30 pm at the San Juan Community Theatre.

Volunteer Companions Needed for Hospice Patients

  • Jul 28, 2016 at 1:30AM

Now Recruiting for Fall Training Session

Rental Property Options

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:25AM

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Where have all the salmon gone?

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:24AM

Once tipping the scales at over 120 pounds, Chinook salmon have always been the staple of Southern resident orca whales, according to Deborah Giles, research director and projects manager for the Center of Whale Research.

Wild nature and braving it

  • Jul 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jul 27, 2016 at 9:12AM

Submitted by Steve Ulvie

We need 60 percent approval

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 1:30AM

I am writing to urge the 60 percent-plus approval of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) levy.

Frustrated by misinformation - letters

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 1:30AM

I'm so frustrated by the ill-informed, misinformed and wishful thinking letter writers who have been writing either: to urge us to vote no on our primary ballots in the hope we'll get a lower levy request in November; or to express the opinion that even a 50-cent levy won't be enough to save EMS; or to argue that EMS won't go away because some unknown someone will step in to keep the ambulances coming when you call 911.

San Juan County advisory board vacancies

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 1:30AM

The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Additional information about each committee is available on the County's website at:

Tucker Avenue Reconstruction Project – Phase 1

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 1:30AM

Tucker Ave. is closed to traffic for extended periods on Thursday July 21. Local access will be interrupted.

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged]”

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 1:30AM

Sports Report

  • Jun 14, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jul 26, 2016 at 4:18PM

As we ease into summer, attention shifts from school sports to community sports and recreation; and immediately the San Juan Golf and Tennis Club comes to mind.

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