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Ferries implement Whale Report Alert System

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Washington State Ferries has initiated the use…

  • Oct 10th, 2019

Stuart Piff faces four charges in district court and two charges in superior court

San Juan County District Court has filed four charges against Stuart Gray…

Lopez man found guilty for burglary and mischief

Darren Adam Hayes, 57, of Lopez, was found guilty in the San…

Marijuana moratorium extended another six months

It may be another year before another marijuana production or processing permit…

San Juan County dispatchers recognized for exemplary performance

On July 4, 2018, San Juan County 911 received a report of…

  • Oct 7th, 2019

Woman charged for hitting flagger with vehicle in 2018

Brook Elizabeth Radcliffe, 24, of Bellingham, has been charged with reckless endangerment…

<em>(Canadian Journal of Zoology 2. Craig Matkin/North Gulf Oceanic Society)</em>

Southern resident orcas and oil spills

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Senior Biologist Gary Shigenaka gave a lecture on…

<em>(Canadian Journal of Zoology 2. Craig Matkin/North Gulf Oceanic Society)</em>

Chicken-killing canines, boundary-breaking bovines, lockbox lift | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 5th, 2019

Hughes says county has been ahead of the pack in environmental policy

Councilmember Rick Hughes says San Juan County has long been at the…

Open seats in county boards and committees

The county council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill…

  • Oct 4th, 2019

Special hospital district meeting, Oct. 4

Submitted by the San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 San Juan…

  • Oct 3rd, 2019
Lopez Island School Board Chairman John Helding speaks to a full room during the Sept. 25 school board meeting <em>(Mandi Johnson/staff photo)</em>

Lopez community weighs in on harassment allegations against staff member

It was standing room only at the first Lopez Island School Board…

Lopez Island School Board Chairman John Helding speaks to a full room during the Sept. 25 school board meeting <em>(Mandi Johnson/staff photo)</em>
Conceptual design drawing for the proposed new American Camp Visitor Center. Image provided by OTAK, Inc.

Park announces closure of American Camp Visitor Center

Submitted by National Historical Parks San Juan Island National Historical Park announces…

  • Oct 3rd, 2019
Conceptual design drawing for the proposed new American Camp Visitor Center. Image provided by OTAK, Inc.

New midwifery services in Friday Harbor

Submitted by Greenbank Birth Center With the closing this year of Island…

  • Oct 2nd, 2019

OPALCO stands with our whales and supports our hydro system

Submitted by the Orcas Power and Light Cooperative At the September board…

  • Sep 30th, 2019

New license plates to benefit San Juan Island stewardship available Oct. 1

Submitted by San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Washington’s new San Juan…

  • Sep 29th, 2019

County agencies stress urgency in upgrading radio system

San Juan County emergency services may be able to upgrade its radio…

Seat belt scofflaws, fender flares failure, mooring miscreant | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following. Sept. 11…

  • Sep 28th, 2019

Town holding surplus sale for six vehicles

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor…

  • Sep 27th, 2019

Protecting the San Juans and Southern residents from oil spills

Thousands of vessels travel throughout the Salish Sea annually, either to pass…

An update on county programs

As the summer came to an abrupt end and fall took ahold…

BLM Monument Advisory Committee to meet on Lopez

Submitted by The Bureau of Land Management The Bureau of Land Management…

  • Sep 24th, 2019

Getting involved on National Public Lands Day

Submitted by San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau Public lands and visitors go…

  • Sep 24th, 2019

Students and adults rally for the climate

The courthouse lawn was already packed with adults by 10:15 a.m. for…

Missing meds, bizarre behavior, nasty neighbors | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 21st, 2019

Samish scientists seek to save struggling species

While the conservation spotlight is focused on the survival of the Southern…

Councilman Hughes talks ferries

The Washington State Legislature starts its 2020 session the first week in…

Man suffering sudden cardiac arrest successfully revived by CPR and AED

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Orcas Island Fire and Rescue…

  • Sep 16th, 2019

Former Lopez Island secondary principal accused of sexual harassment

Warning: This story contains explicit details of alleged sexual harassment. Eight Lopez…

Drilling into the past at Hummel Lake

Submitted by Kwiaht Kwiaht researchers and students have recovered a 30-foot long…

  • Sep 16th, 2019

Deceitful driver; loose livestock; noise nuisance | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

\The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following. Aug. 27…

  • Sep 15th, 2019

Updates from the Port of Friday Harbor

Change is afoot at the Port of Friday Harbor, the biggest news…

  • Sep 13th, 2019

Bogus Benjamin, Lopez landing, ferry feud | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 7th, 2019

New videos show tsunami potential from Cascadia quake

Though the islands seem safely protected in the Salish Sea from any…

Conservancy groups sue Trump administration for failing to protect the Southern residents

Submitted by the Wild Fish Conservancy The Center for Biological Diversity and…

  • Sep 5th, 2019

San Juan County studies potential protected foraging areas for Southern resident orcas

The Southern resident orcas are starving to death. This is not news…

Warrant for arrest for Eastsound man who escaped work crew

Daniel Dawayne Hall, 31, of Eastsound was charged with escape in the…

Forest management solutions in the San Juans

Wildfires are an inconvenience that those living along the West Coast have…

Labor Day weekend means more travelers, extra travel time

Submitted by Washington State Department of Transportation The last holiday weekend of…

  • Sep 1st, 2019

Skagit/Islands Head Start receives five-year grant

Skagit Valley College Skagit/Islands Head Start is pleased to announce it has…

  • Aug 31st, 2019