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Winter weather wreaks havoc | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

 

BAC to meet on Feb. 23

Submitted by the BAC The San Juan County Building Advisory Council will…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

 

County comprehensive plan is back under review

Some things in the San Juans always seem to remain the same…

 

Three successful Medevacs completed

Submitted by Naval Air Station Whidbey Search and Rescue teams from Naval…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

Woodland Tax Solutions celebrates opening

Submitted by Sara Waugh Sara Waugh has started a new accounting and…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

Spring Street Pocket Park project construction update

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Staging for the Spring Street…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

Free EDC workshop on business feasibility

Submitted by the San Juan Economic Development Council All entrepreneurs wonder if…

  • Feb 21st, 2017

Watch out for elderly abuse

According to the National Aging Council, one out of 10 Americans over…

Study says seals eat more Chinook than Southern residents

Seals are eating more Chinook than Southern resident killer whales. That’s bad…

Blevins accused of embezzling from SJC Theatre

The San Juan Community Theatre has filed a civil complaint against former…

String of San Juan Island burglaries tied together

(Official charges have not been made for individuals mentioned below, therefore The…

Community Treasure permit battle discussed at council

Community Treasures’ property has land-use designation issues, but maybe so do other…

Unlawful possession of a firearm

Ronald Bruce Killorn of Friday Harbor has been charged with five counts…

Learn and share emergency preparedness tips

Submitted by OPALCO Representatives from OPALCO, Orcas Fire & Rescue, San Juan…

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Course helps owners care for wooded property

Submitted by the WSU Extension Program Woodland owners can build skills for…

  • Feb 16th, 2017

Sixth grade relocation decision set for March

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

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Medical evacuation success through rain, fog

Submitted by the Naval Air Station A Search and Rescue team from…

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Man claims he was kicked out of republican party because of a far-right religious agenda

A Friday Harbor man claims he was kicked out of a position…

Special port meeting on Monday, Feb. 13

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

  • Feb 13th, 2017

ACLU fundraiser set for Feb. 17

Submitted by the ACLU-WA The American Civil Liberties Union fundraiser, Party for…

  • Feb 13th, 2017

Police standoff, multiple break-ins | Sheriff’s Log

SJC Sheriff deputies responded to these calls: Jan. 25 • Someone dropped…

  • Feb 13th, 2017

State and local governments address public record requests

Electronic public records requests are free, so the public has been requesting…

CenturyLink and OPALCO work together on cable replacement

OPALCO Systems Engineer Joel Mietzner looked down the bank off Pear Point…

OPALCO Board VP recognized for innovated pellet stove

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative OPALCO Board Vice President, inventor…

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Orcas resident shares his book on tides

Jonathan White would watch his wife and son walk out the door…

Sen. Ranker introduces bills on prescription drug costs

Submitted by Sen. Kevin Ranker’s office Recognizing the real impact of prescription…

  • Feb 8th, 2017

Orca Relief announces new executive director

Submitted the Orca Relief Citizens Alliance Orca Relief Citizens Alliance is pleased…

  • Feb 8th, 2017

Nominations open for OPALCO Board

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative The 2017 Orcas Power and…

  • Feb 8th, 2017

Young people experience the most dating violence

Submitted by SAFE San Juans February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.…

  • Feb 8th, 2017

IRS scammers target islanders

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, an Internal Revenue Service agent called Leah McConnell,…

San Juan Islands experience series of underwater quakes | Update

Between Jan. 29 and Feb. 3, 23 earthquakes rocked the San Juan…

Fifty-year-old ferry retires to become entertainment vessel

Submitted by Washington State Department of Transportation Washington State Ferries announced today…

  • Feb 6th, 2017

Knowledge Bowl cancelled

The 23rd annual Knowledge Bowl — to be held at 7 p.m.,…

San Juan Island School District schools start at 9:45 a.m.

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

  • Feb 7th, 2017

LWV, EDC share trades education plan

Submitted by The League of Women Voters of the San Juans The…

  • Feb 5th, 2017

#ScanAllFish at Friday Harbor Labs

By Adam Summers University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories Recently, Friday Harbor…

  • Feb 5th, 2017

Fence fender-bender, fatal fall and failure to furnish id | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Feb 4th, 2017

Port commissioners ask staff for director recommendations

The Port of Friday Harbor commissioners are looking for a new executive…

Emergency drill at Friday Harbor High

A comprehensive Emergency Services drill will be enacted at Friday Harbor High…

  • Feb 1st, 2017

Community potluck set to honor orca Granny

Submitted by The Whale Museum Join us for a special tribute to…

  • Feb 1st, 2017