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Caregiver-owned homecare cooperative

Submitted by Deborah Craig Recently, caregivers on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez…

  • Feb 20th, 2019

Navy MEDEVACs two patients from Orcas

Submitted by NAS Whidbey Island A Search and Rescue team from Naval…

  • Feb 20th, 2019

House talks housing: tenants and landlords remain divided

By Emma Scher WNPA Olympia News Bureau A package of bills aimed…

  • Feb 19th, 2019

NAS Whidbey SAR Conducts early morning MEDEVAC from Friday Harbor

NAS Whidbey SAR Conducts early morning MEDEVAC from Friday Harbor

  • Feb 19th, 2019

Local firefighters climb for Leukemia and Lymphoma awareness

Submitted by San Juan Island Fire and Rescue On Saturday, Feb. 23,…

  • Feb 19th, 2019

Orcas man flown off-island for gunshot wound to his chest

Submitted by San Juan County Undersheriff Zac Reimer. Deputies on Orcas Island…

  • Feb 18th, 2019

Snow sliders, dueling dogs and transport thievery | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Feb 18th, 2019
Contributed photo/Ken Rea, SpiritofOrca.com
                                Puget Sound’s southern resident orcas, who use echo-location to find food, would be protected by a new speed limit
                                for vessels approaching the endangered species.

Lawmakers propose new watercraft restrictions to save southern resident orcas

By Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau Lawmakers, whale watchers and environmentalists…

  • Feb 17th, 2019
Contributed photo/Ken Rea, SpiritofOrca.com
                                Puget Sound’s southern resident orcas, who use echo-location to find food, would be protected by a new speed limit
                                for vessels approaching the endangered species.

Board of Health to discuss medical air transport

The San Juan County Board of Health will be discussing medical air…

  • Feb 15th, 2019

Two-h0ur delayed start for San Juan Island School District

Schools will run on a late start schedule commencing at 10:15 a.m.…

  • Feb 14th, 2019

San Juan Island School District on late start

Due to extreme weather, San Juan Island School District school buses are…

  • Feb 14th, 2019

San Juan Island EMS Chief Jerry Martin to retire in April

After three years of working as chief of San Juan Island Emergency…

Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Camera controversy continues

San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs wasn’t present at a hearing regarding…

Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Bill would exempt some misconduct claims from public disclosure

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau A bipartisan group of 34…

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Friday Harbor man charged with domestic assault

Philip K. Traini, 38, of Friday Harbor, has been charged in San…

Two Friday Harbor residents charged with impersonation and theft

Two Friday Harbor residents have been charged with stealing a car and…

Wolverines boys battle the Braves

By Tate Thomson Reporter The boys basketball team took on tough competitors,…

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Reunited runaway; stray storm sailor; bogus bribe | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Feb 12th, 2019

Fire commissioner meeting rescheduled

The Board of Fire Commissioners meeting that was scheduled for 3 p.m.…

  • Feb 12th, 2019

Court ruling clears hurdle toward lasting protections for Puget Sound shorelines

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans A federal judge rejected an…

  • Feb 12th, 2019
Contributed photo/San Juan County Sheriff’s Office
                                Sean Michael Hunter.

Sean Hunter pleads guilty to four counts including rape of a child | Update

Sean Michael Hunter, 24, pleaded guilty to four counts on Dec. 31.…

Contributed photo/San Juan County Sheriff’s Office
                                Sean Michael Hunter.

Friday Harbor woman charged with animal cruelty

(Editor’s note: This article contains information about sexual acts with animals.) Stephanie…

Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Criminal case dismissed due to county employee misconduct

A zooming camera resulted in a case being thrown out in the…

Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Man charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff’s Office William Yukluk, 29, of Friday…

Friday Harbor man charged with domestic violence and strangulation

James Rockford Desermeaux, 25, of Friday Harbor has been charged with one…

Winter storm to continue

As of 7 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, county road crews are…

  • Feb 11th, 2019

Loose llama, shot seal, tenacious trespasser | San Juan County Sheriff’s log

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

  • Feb 9th, 2019

Candidates Named for OPALCO Election

Submitted by OPALCO The volunteer member Elections and Governance Committee has selected…

  • Feb 9th, 2019
Jim Goodson photo/Centers for Disease Control
                                A baby in the Philippines suffers from measles in a 2014 outbreak.

Measles outbreak spreads across Washington

A highly contagious infectious disease is slowly making its way through the…

Jim Goodson photo/Centers for Disease Control
                                A baby in the Philippines suffers from measles in a 2014 outbreak.

Winter storm warning

Submitted by the San Juan County Department of Emergency Management There’s snow…

  • Feb 7th, 2019

Kris Lytton to talk politics at League of Women Voters meeting

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans is sponsoring a…

  • Feb 6th, 2019

Lopez terminal returns to operation

The Lopez Island terminal is back in service after being unusable for…

  • Feb 5th, 2019

Chamber luncheon focuses on county and town updates

Roads, housing and taxes were the themes of the San Juan Chamber…

Kuetzing named interim EMS chief | Update

With the future of San Juan Island EMS at a crossroads, a…

Contributed photo/Liv VonOelreich
                                Karl Kruger on his standup paddleboard.

Local explorer to attempt trek never been done before

By Heather Wallace Special to the Journal This summer, Karl Kruger will…

  • Feb 3rd, 2019
Contributed photo/Liv VonOelreich
                                Karl Kruger on his standup paddleboard.

State will expand unemployment benefits to federal employees working full-time for no pay

Submitted by the Office of Governor Jay Inslee Gov. Jay Inslee announced…

  • Feb 2nd, 2019

Cat-sitting conflicts, Lopez littering and dog disturbances | San Juan County Sheriff Log

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

  • Feb 2nd, 2019

Investigation finds former Sen. Ranker harassed employee

An independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment by former Sen. Kevin…

Kaiser Permanente denies airlift services

Kaiser Permanente denied 20 air ambulance flights from the San Juan Islands…

Contributed photo/ Jamie Stephens, county council member.

Jamie Stephens considers senatorship

An earlier version of this article stated that the Feb. 2 meeting…

Contributed photo/ Jamie Stephens, county council member.