The sun over San Juan Islands is cloaked in a heavy fog of smoke as wildfires burn - Contributed Photo/Bill Waxman

Wildfires in British Columbia cause smoky skies in San Juans

  • Today at 9:20AM

Islanders woke up to smokey skies the morning of July 5 after a fire on Portage Island, which is near Lummi. While that blaze has been extinguished, there are currently 69 fires in British Columbia that is causing hazy, smoky air.


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Candidate forum for Hospital District Board seat.

  • Today at 3:00PM

San Juan Island Library will sponsor a candidate forum Tuesday, July 7, at 7 p.m. for the only race on the primary ballot: a seat on the Hospital District Board.

Fireworks suspected in Goose Island blaze

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 10:00AM updated Jul 5, 2015 at 4:14PM

A grass fire allegedly caused by a homemade firecracker started on Goose Island at 6 p.m. Friday, June 26 and is still smoldering. Goose Island is located off of Cape San Juan, between San Juan Island and Lopez Island.

Palace Theatre celebrates centennial anniversary

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Jul 5, 2015 at 3:36PM

The Palace Theatre has been a fixture in Friday Harbor for the past 100 years. A centennial celebration is planned during the Fourth of July. In tribute to the movie house, the theme of the 2015 Fourth of July parade is “Hooray for Hollywood.”

Dry weather persists and burn permits suspended and fire risk on 'high'

  • Jul 3, 2015 at 2:00PM

All residential and commercial burn permits have been suspended because of the unusually dry weather. There have already been a number of grass and brush fires throughout San Juan County.

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