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Summertime sizzle | Record highs are expected across the state this weekend

It’s only been a few days since the official start of summer,…

 

Islanders emphasize importance of seasonal count in comprehensive plan population projection

There’s something missing in the county’s recommended population projection to plan growth…

 

Islanders request easier path to tiny home living to create affordable housing

Issa Wild has only built five tiny homes for islanders since he…

 

American flag now displayed inside library

The American flag previously located in front of the library has been…

Iceberg Point dig postponed; environmental review extended

(Editor’s note: The Categorical Exclusion, or CX, is an environmental review, conducted…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

SJI Farmer’s Market now accepts food stamps

Submitted by SJI Farmers Market The San Juan Island Farmers Market is…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Threatening texts, cement slide and tree topples | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls: May 31…

  • Jun 19th, 2017

County Council OKs Clure property purchase by San Juan County Land Bank

A once-private beach on Lopez will soon be public, thanks to the…

Direct, scheduled flights now available between Portland and Friday Harbor

Submitted by AlbionAir The only scheduled direct flight between Portland and San…

  • Jun 16th, 2017

County officials discuss how to protect orcas

San Juan County officials are brainstorming local ways to protect Southern resident…

Tiff with TV, cussing cruiser, tire-cutting tussle, dead rabbit decor | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 13th, 2017

Geyman publishes pamphlet on U.S. health care reform

Submitted John Geyman, a medical doctor from Friday Harbor and writer about…

  • Jun 15th, 2017

Some county education and health services may move off island

Combining government services across municipalities may cut costs on the mainland, but…

Sheriff confirms bear has been caught

The bear that has been touring Orcas Island since Memorial Day weekend…

  • Jun 9th, 2017

Iceberg Point dig could locate artifacts, but harm native wildflowers

To dig or not to dig. That’s the question plaguing Lopezians at…

Coast Guard and SJC Sheriff’s Office assist injured man on boat south of Lopez

Submitted by U.S. Coast Guard Coast Guard, locals and emergency response personnel…

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Special Port of Friday Harbor meeting on June 8

Submitted by the Port of Friday Harbor The Board of Commissioners of…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

Cattle Point Road to be safer for pedestrians, cyclists

Submitted by San Juan Island National Park Starting Monday, June 12, park…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

Burn permit expansion

Submitted by San Juan County Fire Marshall RJ Myers Burn permit holders…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

Town of Friday Harbor seeks proposals for tourism funds

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor’s…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

County officials to test voter counting equiptment

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditor’s Office The upcoming Aug. 1…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

Steve Brandli applies for San Juan Superior Court Judge

Submitted by Stephen Brandli’s office Governor Jay Inslee posted a Notice of…

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Friday Harbor Elementary School employee allegedly discovered drinking at work

At around 11:30 a.m. on May 15, a deputy was dispatched to…

Sunken ship, parking problems and pipe in a pouch | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 5th, 2017

Local dogs deemed dangerous by county

Two large dogs attacked and killed a small dog on April 23,…

Spring Street International School builds new art studio

Submitted by the Spring Street International School Spring Street International School has…

  • Jun 3rd, 2017

Tragedy inspires fundraiser for carbon monoxide detectors

Submitted San Juan Island EMS After the tragic and untimely deaths of…

  • Jun 2nd, 2017

Planning commission suggests annual fee for all vacation rentals

Vacation rental owners in the county may need to pay an annual…

Scheduled flights between Friday Harbor and Canada are about to take off

Regular travel to Canada will soon be easier for islanders. A roughly…

San Juan Island School District Board of Directors meeting

The next San Juan Island School District Board of Directors meetings in…

  • May 31st, 2017

Blood drives on San Juan and Orcas

Submitted Bloodworks Northwest Blood collections usually go down by about 15-20 percent…

  • May 31st, 2017

Town cleanup a success

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor…

  • May 31st, 2017

Local firefighters help combat Leavenworth fire

Submitted by San Juan County Department of Emergency Management Three local agencies…

  • May 31st, 2017

Drum disposal, dangerous driving and dog-gone domestic disturbance | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Drum disposal, dangerous driving and dog-gone domestic | Sheriff’s Log

  • May 30th, 2017

Black bear now on Orcas has likely been eluding authorities since last week | Update

The black bear that arrived on Orcas over Memorial Day weekend has…

Vacation rental owners weigh in on proposed code changes

When Barbara Defalco’s 100-year-old farmhouse needed repairs three years ago, she rented…

San Juan Preservation Trust director plans to step down

Submitted by the San Juan Preservation Trust Tim Seifert, who has served…

  • May 26th, 2017

Unusual spring winds cause power outages on San Juan Island

Tuesday, May 23 was a sunny, spring day, but everyone on San…

Public Hospital District votes to contract with Planned Parenthood | Update

Commissioners on the San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 voted…

May 24 Port of Friday Harbor meeting

The next Port of Friday Harbor meeting is at 4 p.m., Wednesday,…

  • May 24th, 2017