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Washington State Ferries rates increase, as fall schedule takes over

Submitted by Washington State Ferries The last day of the summer peak…

  • Sep 27th, 2017

Baby orca, J-52, passes away

Submitted by the Center for Whale Research As of Sept. 19, another…

  • Sep 27th, 2017

Traffic troubles, fraudulent finances and trespassing tourist | San Juan County Sheriff Log

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

  • Sep 27th, 2017

Washington State Ferries’ problem found, but not funding

At the Washington State Transportation Commission meeting on Sept. 19, most speakers…

Recent town property purchases

After being in the hands of the Ericson family for decades, 380…

Bike burglary, delinquent docking and banned burn | San Juan County sheriff’s log

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

  • Sep 23rd, 2017

School board meetings on Sept. 27-28

Submitted by San Juan Island School District On Wednesday, Sept. 27 the…

  • Sep 22nd, 2017

San Juan County plans to build affordable housing

A public-private partnership may solve San Juan Island’s affordable housing shortage. San…

A conversation with San Juan County Councilman Hughes

As the year enters its final quarter, San Juan County Council Chairman…

Port staff, board contemplate buying Jensen Boat Yard

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that Barbara Marrett was…

Life Care Center of the San Juan Islands to close | Update

Submitted by Life Care Center of San Juan Islands Life Care Center…

  • Sep 20th, 2017

DNR eases campfire restrictions after rains

Submitted by DNR With rain and cooler temperatures easing fire danger across…

  • Sep 20th, 2017

San Juan County Comprehensive Plan education sweeps county

San Juan County Community Development staff is on a county-wide tour to…

OPALCO events

Submitted by OPALCO Get involved in your democratic electric co-op. The second…

  • Sep 18th, 2017

Dog discovery, Lopez lurking and attempted assault | San Juan County sheriff’s log

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

  • Sep 18th, 2017

Larsen to host veterans forum on Oct. 15

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s Office Rep. Rick Larsen will host six…

  • Sep 17th, 2017

Statewide burning ban

Submitted by DNR With multiple fires burning on the landscape and communities…

  • Sep 15th, 2017

San Juan Island School District board holds budget workshop on Sept. 13

Submitted by SJISD On Wednesday, Sept. 13, the San Juan Island School…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Lummi Nation fishermen capture more than 43,500 Atlantic salmon

Submitted by the Lummi Nation The Lummi Nation’s fishing fleet has removed…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Port commissioner to resign at Sept. 13 meeting

The next Port of Friday Harbor Commission meeting is at 4 p.m.,…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Connection concerns | Pear Point Road residents question plans for the connector road

The construction of the street, known as the “connector road” by islanders,…

Deputies injured at San Juan County Sheriff’s Office training

Three San Juan County deputies were injured during active shooter trainings in…

San Juan County settles with alleged assault victim | Update

A convicted felon, who claims she was assaulted by the San Juan…

WSTC to meet in Friday Harbor to discuss ferry service

Submitted by the Washington State Transportation Commission Local officials and community leaders…

  • Sep 11th, 2017

San Juan Island School District teachers’ strike ends | Update

School resumes on Tuesday, Sept. 5

Harassing ex-husband, victim of a Volvo and stolen plate swap | San Juan County sheriff’s log

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

  • Sep 10th, 2017

New home health provider in the San Juan Islands

Home health care in the San Juan Islands is changing hands from…

San Juan Island School District teachers strike | Update

Summer break has been extended for San Juan Island School District students.…

Tentative agreement reached between teachers and school district

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District The San Juan Island…

  • Sep 7th, 2017

Islander receives first county conviction for living on derelict vessel

(Editor’s note: Terry Sanders can’t recall the exact date he fell of…

Hunting season begins in the San Juans

Submitted by WDFW The sun is setting earlier and the leaves are…

  • Sep 4th, 2017

Car crash to coffee chat, kayak crime and disappearing dinghy | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 4th, 2017

Washington DOH warns about shellfish health

Submitted by the Washington State DOH Washington State Department of Health is…

  • Sep 2nd, 2017

Solution found after state pulls Orcas Village park and ride funds | Update

As soon as Senator Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas, was notified that the state…

Special San Juan Island School District Board meeting on Sept. 1

Submitted by San Juan Island School District On Friday, Sept. 1, the…

  • Sep 1st, 2017

School teachers on strike, schools close on San Juan

Submitted by San Juan Island School District At 6:20 p.m. on Thursday…

San Juan County burn ban enacted

Submitted by R.J. MyersSan Juan CountyFire Marshal San Juan CountyFire Marshal As…

  • Aug 31st, 2017

Big crowds, adjusted ferry schedules expected this Labor Day weekend

Submitted by WSF More than 400,000 people are projected to ride a…

  • Aug 31st, 2017

Crabbing in the San Juans switches to winter catch records

Submitted by WDFW Most areas of Puget Sound will close to recreational…

  • Aug 31st, 2017

Kitsap fills in while Hyak is out of service

Ferry service in the San Juan Islands has hit another speed bump…

  • Aug 30th, 2017