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Friends appeals county Shoreline Master Program

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans On Dec. 22, the Friends…

  • Dec 26th, 2017

Abducted Apple, abandoned auto and toppled tree | Sheriff Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls: Dec.…

  • Dec 25th, 2017
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
                                A photograph of a full moon.

Another supermoon, over San Juan Island, on the way

In two months, Orcas Island will have witnessed three supermoons

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
                                A photograph of a full moon.

Corralled cow, pilfered petrol and busted by bus driver | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls.

  • Dec 23rd, 2017

San Juan County companies, state officials look to protect net neutrality after repeal

San Juan County, as well as Washington state, may be immune to…

Influenza on the rise in Washington

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Influenza illnesses are increasing…

  • Dec 22nd, 2017

Incumbent may remain on hospital district board

If an elected official doesn’t take her oath by Jan. 1, the…

Larsen applauds passage of assistance for firefighters and emergency first responders

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s Office Rep. Rick Larsen,WA-02, released the following…

  • Dec 21st, 2017

County awarded $10,000 in public records lawsuit

Edward Kilduff of Lopez Island was ordered to pay San Juan County…

San Juan Island School District meetings

Submitted by San Juan Island School District On Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017,…

  • Dec 20th, 2017

San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 meeting

The San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 will meet at 5…

  • Dec 20th, 2017

Judge Eaton retires from San Juan County Superior Court

When Judge Donald Eaton moved to San Juan Island, almost 40 years…

Samish Indian Nation against Cooke’s net-pen farming

Editor’s note: Cooke Aquaculture released thousands of Atlantic salmon, an invasive species,…

  • Dec 19th, 2017

Severe weather shelter prepares to open on Dec. 19

Submitted by the Severe Weather Shelter Coordinator The Severe Weather Shelter will…

  • Dec 19th, 2017

OPALCO bills rise an average of $7

Submitted by OPACLO When Orcas Power and Light Cooperative members open their…

  • Dec 18th, 2017

Cooke fined for water quality violations at Bainbridge Island net pen facility

Submitted by Washington Department of Ecology Without water quality protections in place,…

  • Dec 18th, 2017

Turnbull named state district’s athletic director of the year

After Rod Turnbull’s father passed away, the high school freshman turned to…

Friday Harbor woman pleads not guilty to child rape in the third degree

A San Juan Island woman pleaded not guilty to child rape with…

Deadlines for Affordable Care Act coverage approach

Submitted by Washington Healthplanfinder The Washington Health Benefit Exchange customers have until…

  • Dec 16th, 2017

Purloined prescriptions; vehicle vandalized; bold bull | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Dec 16th, 2017

San Juan County’s broadband option sets state example

San Juan County has become a leading example of how to provide…

Port of Friday Harbor staff drafts new airport master plan

The current airstrip may have to move thanks to stricter interpretations of FAA guidelines.

County board and commission vacancies

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

  • Dec 12th, 2017

San Juan Island EMS replaces 24-year old ambulance

Submitted by San Juan Island EMS San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services…

  • Dec 12th, 2017

Odlin Park on Lopez Island to grow by 103 acres

Odlin park to grow by 103 acres

  • Dec 10th, 2017

Wanted walker, vacant vehicles and Thanksgiving thefts | San Juan County Sherriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Nov.…

  • Dec 9th, 2017

San Juan Island School District offers free online tech classes

Submitted by San Juan Island School District Do you need to sharpen…

  • Dec 8th, 2017

Students, parents question Friday Harbor Middle School dress code

Do dress codes unfairly target girls over boys?

  • Dec 8th, 2017

Friday Harbor severe weather shelter secures locations

Correction: At press time, the Islands Community Church — at 127 Gilbert…

Port of Friday Harbor staff honor retiring Commissioner Mike Ahrenius

Retiring Commissioner Mike Ahrenius doesn’t measure his service at the Port of…

Staff photo/Heather Spaulding
                                Nathan Donnelly speaks on preparing for emergencies.

Islanders learn to prepare for local disasters

After recovering from 50 mph winds on Nov. 26 and 27, causing…

Staff photo/Heather Spaulding
                                Nathan Donnelly speaks on preparing for emergencies.

San Juan Island woman is charged with child rape

Editor’s note: The accused is not named in this article to protect…

San Juan Island School District Board members to attend orientation

A special San Juan Island School District Board of Directors meeting will…

  • Dec 5th, 2017

Four alleged business thefts

Four reports of theft from four San Juan Island businesses are being…

Brazen burglars, crashed cars and vehicle vandal | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Nov. 15 • An…

  • Dec 3rd, 2017

Port of Friday Harbor meeting

The next Port of Friday Harbor Commission meeting is at 5 p.m.…

  • Dec 1st, 2017

Strong winds lead to island power outages

After nearly 20 hours without power on Sunday, Nov. 26, it was…

Second wrongful death lawsuit filed in carbon monoxide poisoning case

Troy Sullivan and Kelli Ashcraft were discovered dead in a home outside of Friday Harbor.

Friday Harbor to discontinue co-mingled recycling

Glass and plastics will not be accepted until further notice.

  • Nov 30th, 2017

Locals take U.S. citizenship class at San Juan Island Library

Quenia attends the library’s bi-weekly U.S. citizenship class to someday have the…