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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

Three injured in early morning crash

At approximately 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, a Subaru Outback with…

  • Aug 28th, 2019
All riders fo stand up paddleboards should wear a life jacket to save them from drowning should they fall in. (Contributed<em> photo)</em>

State Parks Boating Program reminds paddlers to be safe

Marine law enforcement agencies on Washington state’s marine and fresh waterways will…

  • Aug 27th, 2019
All riders fo stand up paddleboards should wear a life jacket to save them from drowning should they fall in. (Contributed<em> photo)</em>
As his wife Heather looks on, John Norman gets a hug from his daughter Amber Nelson, and granddaughter Ashlee Nelson, right, after his replica of the Spirit of St. Louis flew for the first time from Arlington Municipal Airport on Sunday, July 28, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Former Lopez resident builds Spirit of St. Louis replica

A plane like the one Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic logged its first flight in Arlington.

As his wife Heather looks on, John Norman gets a hug from his daughter Amber Nelson, and granddaughter Ashlee Nelson, right, after his replica of the Spirit of St. Louis flew for the first time from Arlington Municipal Airport on Sunday, July 28, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Power tool pilfer, teen troubles and rejected RVs | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following. Aug. 14…

  • Aug 24th, 2019

Two Orcas teens arrested for alcohol possession

Two intoxicated juveniles heading home from Friday Harbor to Orcas Island were…

A bald eagle catches a salmon near Del Rey Beach near Seaside, Oregon. <em>(Photo credit: Neal Main, PacificLight Images) </em>

Worldwide fisheries experts gather in Seattle to save wild salmon

Submitted by The World Salmon Forum With many wild salmon populations on…

  • Aug 19th, 2019
A bald eagle catches a salmon near Del Rey Beach near Seaside, Oregon. <em>(Photo credit: Neal Main, PacificLight Images) </em>

Funiture fiasco, noisy neighbors and missing mud flaps | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 17th, 2019

Ferry fare changes coming this fall

Submitted by The Washington State Transportation Commission The Washington State Transportation Commission…

  • Aug 15th, 2019

Auditor Seeks Writers of Arguments Against Seven Local Measures

Submitted by F. Milene Henley San Juan County Auditor Do you love…

  • Aug 15th, 2019

Inter Island Healthcare Foundation’s long-term care survey

Submitted by the Inter Island Healthcare Foundation Long-term care needs in our…

  • Aug 14th, 2019
(Washington State Library/contributed photo)

San Juan Island National Historical Park remembers the Pig War

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

  • Aug 14th, 2019
(Washington State Library/contributed photo)

State seeks to strengthen spill strategy

Submitted by the Washington Department of Ecology An oil spill could pose…

  • Aug 14th, 2019

Three Southern resident orcas missing, presumed dead

From 76 to 73, the Southern resident orca population officially dropped by…

Paddleboarder drowns in Orcas lake

The body of a 34-year-old Atlanta, Georgia, man was recovered by Whatcom…

  • Aug 12th, 2019

State and federal agencies work to save endangered butterfly

Submitted by The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife The Washington…

  • Aug 12th, 2019

A vagabond VIN, chomping canines, shameless speeders | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 10th, 2019

Special three-day candidate filing period

Submitted by San Juan County Elections Office Whew! You almost missed your…

  • Aug 7th, 2019