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'Holy systematic study'; San Juans home to bats aplenty

Results of a survey by Lopez-based Kwiaht reveal nine species of bats make their home in the San Juan Islands. Orcas Island has the lion
  • Sep 29, 2014 at 7:18PM

“Over ten thousand bats were heard,” said Russel Barsh, director of the Lopez-based Kiwaht research center, which conducted the first survey of bats in the San Juans in 75 years. “... and that is only perhaps one percent of what’s out there.”

 

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Fire danger in San Juan County drops—officially—to 'low'

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 1:21PM

With the reduction of the fire-risk rating, commercial and residential burn permits will be available beginning Oct. 1.

In Olympia: Tug-of-war over state pot revenue expected | Guest column

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 1:03PM

If it turns out that a significant amount of revenue raised by the sale of recreational marijuana is up for grabs, lawmakers will be able to amend the state law to make clear who should get it. Cities and counties have a suggestion: us.

SJ Fire department welcomes first of six new fire engines

  • Sep 26, 2014 at 6:51PM

The new engines will replace five fire trucks that are nearly 30 years old, and satisfy an insurance industry requirement that penalizes policy holder’s when a community’s fire engines are more than 10 years old, according to fire department spokeswoman Sheila Harley

Fracas over fence, cracked windshield prompts arrest, luggage tossed overboard; San Juan County sheriff's log

  • Sep 26, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 6:24PM

Two men traveling on a ferry on Sept. 11 reportedly feared the luggage another man asked them to watch, which contained electrical parts and equipment, and then became separated from may have been wired to explode. So, they tossed it overboard.

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