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New Compass Health program serves Medicaid-eligible youth on island

A program aimed to help low-income youth with behavioral health needs in…

 

Stuck truck, dangerous drivers and pouting patrons | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 17th, 2018

 

Expect brief closure of Web Street and Argyle Street intersection on June 18

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Next Monday, the Web Street…

  • Jun 15th, 2018

 

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                                Crews work on the Anacortes roundabout.

One lane of Anacortes roundabout opens, but work is not complete

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Transportation Last Friday crews were…

  • Jun 15th, 2018
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                                Crews work on the Anacortes roundabout.

Government officials try voluntary vessel-free zone before federal mandate

Instead of federally banning boats on the west side of San Juan…

Construction on Web Street and portions of A and Nichols Streets

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

  • Jun 14th, 2018

Interim superintendent, new board member to be sworn in on June 13

Submitted by San Juan Island School District On Wednesday, June 13, there…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

San Juan County promotes local ways to protect Southern resident killer whales

Submitted by San Juan County This summer San Juan County and its…

  • Jun 15th, 2018

3.2-magnitude earthquake hits near San Juan Islands

The United States Geological Survey website reports that a 3.2-magnitude earthquake struck…

No rezone or potential hotel on former Life Care Center property in Friday Harbor

The Town of Friday Harbor Council has squashed potential plans for the…

Carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuit dismissed | Update

Correction: In a previous version of this article, the San Juan County…

San Juan Island School Board update on new superintendent hire, board appointment

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District Board Kari McVeigh has…

  • Jun 12th, 2018

Inter Island Medical Center sale moves forward, could be art space

After almost five years on the market, the Inter Island Medical Center…

San Juan County Public Hospital District to review sale of Inter Island Medical Center property

Submitted by SJCPHD 1 The San Juan County Public Hospital District 1…

  • Jun 8th, 2018

Missing medication, distressed dog and illegal ignitions | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 9th, 2018

San Juan Island School Board swears in new member and interim superintendent | Update

On Wednesday, June 13, the San Juan Island School Board swore in…

Ballot equipment testing in San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County A “logic and accuracy” test of ballot…

  • Jun 8th, 2018

Local ballots lawsuit heard by appeals court in Seattle

Submitted by the San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office On Monday, June…

  • Jun 8th, 2018

Boat burns, sinks off Eastsound, Orcas Island

Submitted by San Juan County Department of Emergency Management At approximately 7…

  • Jun 5th, 2018

San Juan County sends free speech case on political signs to federal court

Submitted by San Juan County A commentary on political signs and a…

  • Jun 5th, 2018

One insurance provider for individual San Juan County plans in 2019 for second year

Submitted by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner Eleven health…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

The truth about Oprah Winfrey’s reported land purchase on Orcas | Interview with the realtor

Online news outlets have reported that Oprah Winfrey purchased an Orcas Island…

Orcas woman charged with assault

Marilyn Naumann, 67, of Eastsound has been charged with assault in the…

Community Development Office closed on June 13

Submitted by San Juan County Due to increased volume in permitting activity,…

  • Jun 11th, 2018

Washington state Sen. Kevin Ranker discusses the evolution of the alternative-right

Domestic terrorism and militia-style white supremacist groups have been on the rise…

Two trees taken, horse havoc, trashed tire | San Juan County Sheriffs Log

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

  • Jun 5th, 2018

Grellet-Tinner seeks to file citizen charges against former county detective

Two November election candidates take part in questioning county staff’s hire of former detective

Port of Friday Harbor Board to attend grand opening for Sound Maintenance new hangar

Staff report The grand opening of Sound Maintenance new facility is at…

  • Jun 4th, 2018

Voters will decide on real estate excise tax for affordable housing this November

Purchasers and sellers of county real estate may pay more to help…

Lawsuit against county finalized, county awarded $10,000

Lopez resident Edward Kilduff and attorneys Nick Power and Michelle Earl-Hubbard were…

Washington’s rabid bat stats highest in 20 years

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Since May 1, four…

  • Jun 2nd, 2018

San Juan County Council meeting to discuss comprehensive plan vision

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council will discuss…

  • Jun 1st, 2018
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Residential burn permits expire at noon, June 15

By RJ Myers San Juan County Fire Marshal Residential burning will be…

  • Jun 1st, 2018
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San Juan County Annual Docket hearing scheduled for June 15

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council will hold…

  • Jun 1st, 2018

Kulp pleads not guilty to murder in the second degree

A Shaw Island man accused of murdering his wife has pleaded not…

Bay mussels in Puget Sound show traces of oxycodone

By Jeff Rice Puget Sound Institute University of Washington The opioid epidemic…

  • May 31st, 2018

County temporarily prevented from enforcing signage code

Submitted by Nick Power Attorney at law Judge Katie Loring of San…

  • May 30th, 2018

San Juan County November election takes shape after candidate filing period closes

This November’s election will include contested races for three local offices. San…

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Coast Guard suspends search for missing man from plane crash off Bainbridge Island

Submitted by the U.S. Coast Guard The Coast Guard has suspended the…

  • May 29th, 2018
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                                Rita Latsinova lives in Friday Harbor.

Rita Latsinova of San Juan runs for court of appeals seat

Submitted by the campaign to elect Rita Latsinova Rita Latsinova of Friday…

  • May 27th, 2018
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                                Rita Latsinova lives in Friday Harbor.