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Cell citations, dashing dog and phone fraud | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 24th, 2018

State Upholds San Juan County’s Shoreline Master Program

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County adopted a new Shoreline…

  • Jun 23rd, 2018

Inter Island Medical Center purchase offer withdrawn | Update

It’s back to square one on the sale of the Inter Island…

San Juan County has third lowest unemployment rate in the state

Submitted by the Employment Security Department According to the Employment Security Department,…

  • Jun 22nd, 2018

Race to Alaska boat runs aground on San Juan Island

A combination of wind and tidal currents pushed a 26-foot Haida sailboat…

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

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

San Juan County joins national opioid lawsuit

Submitted by the San Juan County Prosecutor’s Office News outlets nationwide have…

  • Jun 20th, 2018

Orca death leads to lowest Southern resident killer whale population in 30 years

The orcas who call the waters surrounding the San Juan Islands home…

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 18th, 2018

3.2-magnitude earthquake hits near San Juan Islands

The U.S. Geological Survey website reports that a 3.2 magnitude earthquake struck…

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

Carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuit dismissed | Update

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

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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.

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

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

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…

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

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

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…

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

Community Development Office closed on June 13

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

  • Jun 11th, 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 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

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

Orcas woman charged with assault

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

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…

Kulp pleads not guilty to murder in the second degree

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

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

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…

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

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

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
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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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