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Women’s March on Friday Harbor mirrors national rallies

About 1,400 islanders joined the Women’s March on Friday Harbor on Jan.…

 

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“Growler” Draft Environmental Impact Statement: The emperor has no clothes

By Chom Greacen, Quiet Skies over San Juan County The Navy plans…

  • Jan 21st, 2017

 

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Councilmen sworn in, Community Treasures and orcas discussed at SJC Council

The first San Juan County Council meeting of the year, on Jan.…

 

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Lopez public hospital district could be on April ballot

The creation of a Lopez Island public hospital district could be up…

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Special meeting for the Port of Friday Harbor

NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSION MEETING: Notice is hereby given that the Board…

  • Jan 19th, 2017
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Clash about tides and land use

(Editor’s note: An older version of this story incorrectly stated that Land…

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Pedestrian hit by car at Anacortes ferry landing

At approximately 2:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, a woman was struck…

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Building Advisory Council | Public Meeting

The Building Advisory Council will meet at 11:45 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 19…

  • Jan 18th, 2017
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Town launches landmark program

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Owners of historic properties within…

  • Jan 18th, 2017
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SJC Republican Party elects new board

Submitted by the San Juan County Republican Party At its biennial meeting…

  • Jan 18th, 2017
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OPALCO rate increase starts in January

Submitted by OPALCO When co-op members get their power bills in January,…

  • Jan 18th, 2017
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OPALCO raises concerns over CenturyLink cable break

A CenturyLink underwater fiber cable could break, anytime, because the cable is…

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CenturyLink upgrade to cause 30-minute communication break

Submitted by CenturyLink At 12:01 a.m., on Jan. 19, 20 and 21,…

  • Jan 18th, 2017
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APS-FH holds two volunteer orientations

Submitted by APS-FH The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced…

  • Jan 18th, 2017
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SJI Agricultural Summit set for Feb. 10-12

Submitted by the San Juan Island Visiter’s Bureau Join fellow farmers, regional…

  • Jan 18th, 2017
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Women’s March on Friday Harbor

People from across the nation are preparing to gather in Washington D.C.…

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NOAA invites input on proposed killer whale protection zone

Submitted by NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries is seeking public…

  • Jan 16th, 2017
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NYE illegal fireworks, after-hours beach party | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Dec. 28 • A…

  • Jan 16th, 2017
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Drones are added to orca protection zone

Most San Juan Islanders know vessels and aircraft can’t be within 200…

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Port director resigns

Executive Director Ted Fitzgerald of the Port of Friday Harbor resigned this…

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Eastsounder accused of breaking into ex’s home, assaulting officer

Aurora Elaine Turner of Eastsound has been charged with residential burglary and…

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Friday Harbor man pleads guilty to one count of child molestation

By Cali Bagby Reporter (Warning: This story contains disturbing details about the…

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Tree falls on Orcas deputy’s car

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office At 8:20 p.m. on…

  • Jan 16th, 2017
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Town council to discuss adopting plastic bag ban on Jan. 19

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

  • Jan 11th, 2017
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Next free state park days are Jan. 15 and 16

Submitted by Washington State Parks The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission…

  • Jan 11th, 2017
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Kinder Morgan protest set for MLK Day

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Islanders are invited to take…

  • Jan 11th, 2017
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Local dental nonprofit seeks volunteer clinic coordinators

By Matt and Maureen Marinkovich Co-founders, Fish for Teeth After five years…

  • Jan 11th, 2017
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Enjoy student art and a community Greek dinner

Liz Varvaro Food for Thought Program, San Juan Island School District #149…

  • Jan 11th, 2017
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EDC to hold Women’s Business Boot Camp

Submitted by San Juan County Economic Development Council Women entrepreneurs are invited…

  • Jan 11th, 2017
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Women’s March on Friday Harbor

In solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington D.C. on Jan. 21,…

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Land Bank shares highlights of 2016

Submitted by the San Juan County Lank Bank Shoreline Habitat Protected with…

  • Jan 11th, 2017
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                                The first baby of the year and his proud parents.

Baby Derby winner 2017

The first baby of the year arrived right on time on Jan.…

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                                The first baby of the year and his proud parents.
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Mount Grant reaches campaign goal

The San Juan Preservation Trust has reached their $4.2 million goal for…

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Playground opens at Friday Harbor park

Construction at the John O. Linde Community Park is getting into the…

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PHD discusses ferry relocation, air insurance and PeaceHealth subsidy

The San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 commissioners discussed issues…

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SeaDoc Society and Exchange join forces to reduce single-use beverage containers

Orcas Recycling Services/The Exchange and The SeaDoc Society, both Orcas based non-profits,…

  • Jan 20th, 2017
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                                Left to right: Joe Gaydos, Markus Naugle and Pete Moe.
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Christmas rollover traffic accident, another Orcas burglary | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jan 6th, 2017
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SJI School District holds public hearing on possible sixth grade relocation

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District The San Juan Island…

  • Jan 5th, 2017
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Orcas burglar caught on tape

When Raul Rios walked into his restaurant Mijitas on the morning of…

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Port meeting to discuss tree removal set for Jan. 5

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

  • Jan 4th, 2017
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