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San Juan Island School Board meets July 25

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District Please note the regular…

  • Jul 24th, 2017

 

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 to meet on July 26

Submitted by San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 San Juan…

  • Jul 24th, 2017

 

San Juan Islander Tapia-Rojas found deceased after reported missing

On Thursday, July 20, Jonathan Tapia-Rojas, who was in his mid-20s, was…

 

Car caper; mooring mishaps; firework flagrancy | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 24th, 2017

Two out-of-service ferries cause delays | Update

A new ferry schedule is released for the rest of July and possibly early August.

San Juan Island School Board candidates address questions in public forum

Candidates vying for two open positions on the San Juan Island School…

Ranker and Habib talk budget and community

Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib and State Senator Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas, held a…

Town of Friday Harbor road repair schedule

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

  • Jul 20th, 2017

State vows to “fully fund” education, but local schools may lose out

Washington’s recently passed budget adds billions to fund public K-12 education, but…

San Juan ferries on the fritz

Read an update on the ferries in this new article. Update: The…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

WSTC discusses proposal to increase ferry rates

For Tom DeMassa of Arizona, choosing the islands for his family’s vacation…

School board meeting on the budget to be held on July 14

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

  • Jul 13th, 2017

Medication marauder; returning runaways; driver dashes | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 15th, 2017

New distracted-driver law allows hands-free electronics use

Submitted by the San Juan Island Sheriff’s Department On July 23, the…

  • Jul 21st, 2017

Islands experience data outage

Internet, LTE, T-Mobile and other cell phone providers in the San Juan…

  • Jul 13th, 2017

San Juan soccer coach pleads guilty to assault with sexual intent | Update

This is the third case negatively affected by former San Juan County Detective Stephen Parker.

Help Kwiat estimate local copper rockfish count

Submitted by Kwiaht Sport fishers are helping local scientists track the movements…

  • Jul 14th, 2017

Otis Perkins park may close for CenturyLink cable repair

Submitted by CenturyLink Beginning in July, CenturyLink is scheduled to complete major…

  • Jul 16th, 2017

Income-based apartment complex up for sale in Friday Harbor

The sale could end the complex’s reduced rent, leaving tenants like Tyler Harrison with few options.

Transient orca sightings on the rise near San Juan Islands

The village of Eastsound was treated to a rare sight on the…

Mail scams target San Juan Islands seniors

By Meredith Griffith Journal contributor “Dorothy’s” daughter grew concerned as she leafed…

  • Jul 13th, 2017

Park Street Chipsealing ScheduledMonday, July 17 through July 24

The Town’s Park Street Sewer & Water Main Replacement Project is nearly…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Orcas youth dies in apparent tragic accident

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. The San Juan County…

  • Jul 9th, 2017

Parking problems at county park

Places to leave your vehicle while you explore Agate Beach or Iceberg…

Islanders to use area codes for local calls starting July 29

Islanders will have to dial area codes to call neighbors, on any…

County board vacancies

Submitted by the San Juan County Council The San Juan County Council…

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Washington State Ferries to hold four public meetings about proposed rate increase

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Ferry customers and anyone with an interest…

  • Jul 4th, 2017

EMS, prevention coalition to receive remaining public hospital district funds

This year, San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will fund…

Tires torn; belligerent at bar; speeders cited | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 3rd, 2017

Raccoon raid retaliation, peculiar patron, music mutiny | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 10th, 2017

New Port of Friday Harbor director hired

Submitted by the Port of Friday Harbor Todd Nicholson has been hired…

  • Jun 30th, 2017

Body found in water near Roche Harbor | Update

In the early morning hours of Thursday, June 29, a man visiting…

State government shutdown averted, Washington State Parks to remain open | Update

A state government shutdown was averted on Friday, June 30, and state…

Attorney General’s Office files campaign finance complaint against San Juan County Democrats

Submitted by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office The Attorney General’s Office…

  • Jun 30th, 2017

San Juan Island School District board meets on June 28 and 29

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District On Wednesday, June 28,…

  • Jun 28th, 2017

Immigration workshop to be held at Friday Harbor Middle School on June 30

Submitted by San Juan Island School District Members from the Northwest Immigration…

  • Jun 28th, 2017

Emergency service outage occurs, just as cable replacement is to begin

In the early morning of Sunday, June 18, residents on Orcas, Decatur…

Downtown Friday Harbor to have 37 new parking spots by July Fourth

Town Signs Lease for Downtown Parking Area

  • Jun 28th, 2017

Port of Friday Harbor meeting on June 28

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

  • Jun 27th, 2017

Identity theft and forgery on Orcas

Sean Todd Morris, 32, of Redmond, Washington, is charged with identity theft…