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Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Camera controversy continues

San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs wasn’t present at a hearing regarding…

Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Bill would exempt some misconduct claims from public disclosure

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau A bipartisan group of 34…

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Friday Harbor man charged with domestic assault

Philip K. Traini, 38, of Friday Harbor, has been charged in San…

Two Friday Harbor residents charged with impersonation and theft

Two Friday Harbor residents have been charged with stealing a car and…

Wolverines boys battle the Braves

By Tate Thomson Reporter The boys basketball team took on tough competitors,…

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Reunited runaway; stray storm sailor; bogus bribe | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Feb 12th, 2019

Fire commissioner meeting rescheduled

The Board of Fire Commissioners meeting that was scheduled for 3 p.m.…

  • Feb 12th, 2019

Court ruling clears hurdle toward lasting protections for Puget Sound shorelines

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans A federal judge rejected an…

  • Feb 12th, 2019
Contributed photo/San Juan County Sheriff’s Office
                                Sean Michael Hunter.

Sean Hunter pleads guilty to four counts including rape of a child | Update

Sean Michael Hunter, 24, pleaded guilty to four counts on Dec. 31.…

Contributed photo/San Juan County Sheriff’s Office
                                Sean Michael Hunter.

Friday Harbor woman charged with animal cruelty

(Editor’s note: This article contains information about sexual acts with animals.) Stephanie…

Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Criminal case dismissed due to county employee misconduct

A zooming camera resulted in a case being thrown out in the…

Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Man charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff’s Office William Yukluk, 29, of Friday…

Friday Harbor man charged with domestic violence and strangulation

James Rockford Desermeaux, 25, of Friday Harbor has been charged with one…

Winter storm to continue

As of 7 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, county road crews are…

  • Feb 11th, 2019

Loose llama, shot seal, tenacious trespasser | San Juan County Sheriff’s log

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

  • Feb 9th, 2019

Candidates Named for OPALCO Election

Submitted by OPALCO The volunteer member Elections and Governance Committee has selected…

  • Feb 9th, 2019
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                                A baby in the Philippines suffers from measles in a 2014 outbreak.

Measles outbreak spreads across Washington

A highly contagious infectious disease is slowly making its way through the…

Jim Goodson photo/Centers for Disease Control
                                A baby in the Philippines suffers from measles in a 2014 outbreak.

Winter storm warning

Submitted by the San Juan County Department of Emergency Management There’s snow…

  • Feb 7th, 2019

Kris Lytton to talk politics at League of Women Voters meeting

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans is sponsoring a…

  • Feb 6th, 2019

Lopez terminal returns to operation

The Lopez Island terminal is back in service after being unusable for…

  • Feb 5th, 2019

Chamber luncheon focuses on county and town updates

Roads, housing and taxes were the themes of the San Juan Chamber…

Kuetzing named interim EMS chief | Update

With the future of San Juan Island EMS at a crossroads, a…

Contributed photo/Liv VonOelreich
                                Karl Kruger on his standup paddleboard.

Local explorer to attempt trek never been done before

By Heather Wallace Special to the Journal This summer, Karl Kruger will…

  • Feb 3rd, 2019
Contributed photo/Liv VonOelreich
                                Karl Kruger on his standup paddleboard.

State will expand unemployment benefits to federal employees working full-time for no pay

Submitted by the Office of Governor Jay Inslee Gov. Jay Inslee announced…

  • Feb 2nd, 2019

Cat-sitting conflicts, Lopez littering and dog disturbances | San Juan County Sheriff Log

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

  • Feb 2nd, 2019

Investigation finds former Sen. Ranker harassed employee

An independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment by former Sen. Kevin…

Kaiser Permanente denies airlift services

Kaiser Permanente denied 20 air ambulance flights from the San Juan Islands…

Contributed photo/ Jamie Stephens, county council member.

Jamie Stephens considers senatorship

An earlier version of this article stated that the Feb. 2 meeting…

Contributed photo/ Jamie Stephens, county council member.

Tri-county meeting to select replacement for state Senate

Members of the San Juan County Council, the Skagit County Board of…

  • Jan 29th, 2019

Lawmakers scramble to save Puget Sound orcas

By Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau Gov. Jay Inslee introduced an…

  • Jan 28th, 2019

Phony phone calls, roommate rows | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jan 27th, 2019

Creation of State Broadband Office focus for Gov. Inslee

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The creation of a Statewide…

  • Jan 27th, 2019

Rock Island expands fiber-optic internet to Town of Friday Harbor

Submitted by OPALCO OPALCO’s wholly owned subsidiary, Rock Island Communications, announced this…

  • Jan 24th, 2019

Nearly 25 million set sail on state ferries in 2018

Annual ridership up 10 percent from five years ago

  • Jan 24th, 2019

Gov. Inslee says orcas are a priority

The Southern resident orcas are among Gov. Jay Inslee’s top priorities in…

Nick Power accused of campaign finance violations; cleared of two complaints

In the aftermath of the 2018 general election, San Juan County candidates…

Property owner files a legal complaint about vacation rentals

An Orcas man is intending to sue the county, a state agency…

Port of Friday Harbor plans for new revenue streams, amenities, increases liveaboard fees

The new year brings changes at the Port of Friday Harbor. In…

  • Jan 22nd, 2019

OPAL Rebids April’s Grove Townhome Project

Submitted by OPAL Community Land Trust OPAL is holding a full rebid…

  • Jan 21st, 2019

Sunken sailboats, happy hounds and haywire horses | San Juan County Sheriff’s log

San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Jan. 2…

  • Jan 21st, 2019