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Community coffee with Rep. Rick Larsen

Constituents of Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) are invited to meet with the…

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Public hospital district hears about long-term care

Long-term care, a helipad at the hospital and air ambulance denials were…

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Friday Harbor man dies in crash | Update

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff’s Office At approximately 5:30 a.m. on…

Boater education class

Submitted by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary…

  • Mar 31st, 2019

Chatter citation, fearful family, renegade RVer | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 30th, 2019

Reduced vehicle capacity on ferries

Submitted by Washington State Ferries There will be reduced vehicle capacity on…

  • Mar 28th, 2019
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Orca task force starts second year

The race to save the Southern resident orcas continues as representatives with…

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Vehicular homicide trial postponed until July

The trial date for a man accused of vehicular homicide has been…

Climate advocate training, March 30

Hope, optimism and effective climate action; these are the themes of the…

  • Mar 28th, 2019

Orcas man charged with methamphetamine possession

Anthony Kean, 31, of Eastsound, was charged with possession of a controlled…

Orcas teen charged with drug possession

Aiden McGregor, 18, of Olga, was charged with possession of MDMA (Ecstasy)…

Orcas woman’s death ruled accidental

Submitted by the San Juan County Prosecutor/Coroner and Sheriff’s Office. A local…

  • Mar 25th, 2019

Friday Harbor man charged with burglary and malicious mischief

Michael Davis, 25, of Friday Harbor, was charged with burglary in the…

Beach battle, teen toker, serial speeder | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 23rd, 2019

Stabbing on San Juan

A San Juan Island man is being treated for injuries sustained in…

  • Mar 21st, 2019

Friday Harbor man charged for assault against a deputy

Antonio Prieto-Sanchez, 56, of Roche Harbor, was charged in the San Juan…

Friday Harbor man pleads guilty to no-contact order violation

John Mitsoyianis, 58, of Friday Harbor, was sentenced to 20 days electronic…

Orcas man sues San Juan County, sheriff and deputy

An Orcas Island man is suing San Juan County over an alleged…

Tax time phone scams

Submitted by IRS Media Relations As the April filing deadline approaches, the…

  • Mar 18th, 2019

Abandoned autos, dangerous drivers and violated vehicles | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 16th, 2019
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                                A total of 36 additional EA-18G Growlers will be coming to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Navy announces decision on Growlers

Under a decision announced today, the Navy will add 36 EA-18G Growler…

Navy photo
                                A total of 36 additional EA-18G Growlers will be coming to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

School board vacancy

Submitted by San Juan Island School District San Juan Island School Board…

  • Mar 13th, 2019
Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue uses a MH-60 Knighthawk to perform a training rescue during its annual search and rescue evaluation in 2013. / U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings

NAS Whidbey SAR Conducts MEDEVAC from Lopez Island

Submitted by NAS Whidbey A Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Naval…

  • Mar 13th, 2019
Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue uses a MH-60 Knighthawk to perform a training rescue during its annual search and rescue evaluation in 2013. / U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings
An EA-18G Growler pilot practices aircraft carrier landings at Outlying Field near Coupeville on Whidbey Island. (U.S. Navy)
                                An EA-18G Growler pilot practices aircraft carrier landings at Outlying Field near Coupeville on Whidbey Island. / U.S. Navy photo

Navy chooses to add 36 Growlers to NAS Whidbey Island

Submitted by NAS Whidbey Island After carefully weighing the strategic, operational, and…

  • Mar 13th, 2019
An EA-18G Growler pilot practices aircraft carrier landings at Outlying Field near Coupeville on Whidbey Island. (U.S. Navy)
                                An EA-18G Growler pilot practices aircraft carrier landings at Outlying Field near Coupeville on Whidbey Island. / U.S. Navy photo

Washington Attorney General sues three Fortune 15 companies for negligently fueling opioid epidemic

“Distributors ignored red flags while pouring staggering amounts of opioids into Washington”

  • Mar 13th, 2019

Airport master plan nears completion

Within the next two decades, the Friday Harbor Airport is looking at…

Building lobby oppose legislation | Guest column

Submitted by the Building Industry Association of Washington Lawmakers arrived at the…

  • Mar 13th, 2019

Update from the Islands’ Oil Spill Association

Submitted by San Juan County Department of Emergency Management In Eastsound on…

  • Mar 12th, 2019

Fire destroys Friday Harbor commercial building

Submitted by San Juan Island Fire Department On Thursday afternoon, March 7,…

  • Mar 8th, 2019
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Vehicle fire spreads to office supply store | Photos

Office Supplies Plus caught fire when a motorhome parked next to it…

  • Mar 7th, 2019
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Debate over proposed Lopez pot farm

By Miles Becker Sounder contributor The topic of growing industrial marijuana was…

  • Mar 7th, 2019

Emergency error; tool theft; attitude adjustment | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Feb. 20 • A deputy arrested an individual in Friday Harbor for…

  • Mar 7th, 2019
Photo courtesy of Spirit of Orcas Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours

The Canadian Energy Board’s Flawed Decision | Guest column

Submitted by Janet Alderton and Michael Riordan Despite overwhelming opposition from British…

  • Mar 6th, 2019
Photo courtesy of Spirit of Orcas Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours

Orcas man convicted for domestic violence

Colt Lee Hausauer, 31, of Orcas Island, pleaded guilty in San Juan…

Inslee launches 2020 presidential campaign

By Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau Gov. Jay Inslee announced he…

  • Mar 5th, 2019

Lopez man charged with burglary, imprisonment and malicious mischief

Darren Adam Hayes, 57, of Lopez, was charged in the San Juan…

Open seats in county committees

The San Juan County Council is searching for citizens to fill current…

  • Mar 4th, 2019

San Juan Island firefighters respond to two separate house fires

Submitted by San Juan Island Fire & Rescue On Tuesday, Feb. 26,…

  • Mar 4th, 2019

Upcoming blood drives in the islands

February was a tough month. With the snowstorm that hit the region,…

  • Mar 4th, 2019