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Salmon and recovery efforts grow through natural shoreline restoration, land-based whale watching

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee toured three projects…

  • Jul 29th, 2019

“A Republic, if you can keep it”: Insights from David M. Kennedy, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University

Submitted by the San Juan County Democrats Join the San Juan County…

  • Jul 28th, 2019

Melendez-Lopez charged with burglary and assault

Humberto Melendez-Lopez, 41, of San Juan Island, has been charged with residential…

Island Marble butterfly (Thor Hanson/contributed photo)

State asks county landowners to allow hunting on property

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is working to thin San…

Island Marble butterfly (Thor Hanson/contributed photo)

Stop-sign sliders; noise nuisance; ferry fury | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 27th, 2019

AWOL inmate, errand-running elder, purloined pots | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 26th, 2019

Abdon changes plea to guilty in vehicular homicide case

Tucker Samms Abdon, 34, of Eastsound, changed his plea of not-guilty to…

Seniors request Mullis Center Operations Committee recall

More than 90 signatures have been collected on a petition to remove…

UW Medicine students practice residency on San Juan Island

Submitted by Dr. Jason Heiner, M.D. This summer marks the fifth year…

  • Jul 26th, 2019

Port of Friday Harbor addresses allegations

Following the receipt of a formal letter of complaint, the Port of…

Deadly rabbit disease confirmed in the San Juans

The bunnies of the San Juan Islands are in danger. A case…

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

State invests in Puget Sound salmon habitat

More than $45 million in grants were awarded to communities throughout Puget…

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Lopez awarded No Child Left Inside grant

Submitted by Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission More than 14,000 kids…

  • Jul 21st, 2019

Anonymous ammo, speeding spikes, blotto boaters | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 20th, 2019
Samish (WSF/contributed photo)

Samish experiences engine problems

After three days of delayed sailings because of an issue with the…

Samish (WSF/contributed photo)
Colleen Smith/staff photo
                                Eric (holding Angelina) Amy, Rachel and Martha (holding Belle).

Lum family to lease Coffelt Farm Preserve

A longtime Orcas family is breathing life back into a beloved island…

Colleen Smith/staff photo
                                Eric (holding Angelina) Amy, Rachel and Martha (holding Belle).

County agencies receive record retention funds

Nearly $100,000 in grants were awarded by Legislature to local government agencies…

AG Ferguson sues Navy over impact of expanded Growler jet operations

Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit on July 9 against the…

  • Jul 17th, 2019

Community copes with child care costs

Access to child care is an issue that extends beyond the county…

Village of the Harbour fundraiser

Submitted by the Village at the Harbour The Village at the Harbour…

  • Jul 17th, 2019

State Attorney General is suing Navy over Growler expansion at NAS Whidbey

The state’s top lawyer is suing the Navy over the noise and…

Firefighters respond to Friday house fire

Submitted by San Juan Island Fire and Rescue On the morning of…

  • Jul 15th, 2019

Tenant sends formal protest letter to Port of Friday Harbor

Update: An earlier version of this article had the headline of “Jensen…

  • Jul 15th, 2019

Banned burn, dead deer, stop sign sliders | Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following. June 26…

  • Jul 13th, 2019

Scientists are looking for new lizards on Orcas and need the community’s help

Submitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Scientists are looking…

  • Jul 12th, 2019

State ferry Hyak has sailed into retirement

Submitted by Washington State Ferries After nearly 52 years in the Washington…

  • Jul 11th, 2019

Vacancies on county committees

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

  • Jul 9th, 2019

Whole-person care with Apple Health comes to San Juan County on July 1

The following is from the Washington State Health Care Authority. Beginning July…

  • Jul 8th, 2019

Chainsaw complaint; Mysterious male motorist; Cast-off carpet | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following. June 19…

  • Jul 6th, 2019

County’s plan for wildfire protection

Fire season is in full swing as the warmer drier weather has…

Ferries adds sailings for July 4 holiday

There will be unscheduled supplemental service through the San Juan Islands this…

  • Jul 2nd, 2019

More facts from ferries

The Hyak is officially retired as of July 1, the Elwha is…

Hogle trial postponed until November

The trial of an Orcas man accused of possessing and distributing child…

Elwha cleared of bomb threat | Suspicious note prompted investigation

On July 1, at 1:32 p.m. the San Juan County Sheriff’s office…

  • Jul 1st, 2019

The great Orcas emu rescue

Tish Knapp awoke on Thursday, June 27 to find her two 1-year-old…

Friday Harbor man charged with assault in the second degree – strangulation

Stuart Gray Piff, 35, of Friday Harbor, has been charged with assault…

Washington State Ferries explains spring sailing delays

For residents of the San Juan Islands, the state-run ferry system is…

Trampled transformer, dog diplomacy and a violated vehicle | Sheriff Log

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

  • Jun 29th, 2019

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center awarded for excellence

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor, Washington, was recognized with…

  • Jun 28th, 2019

Council talks radios and housing

San Juan County emergency services may be getting an upgrade to its…