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                                Eric A. Kulp.

Shaw death investigation continues

A Shaw Island resident who is a person of interest in his…

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                                Eric A. Kulp.

Wood wallop, domestic disturbance ditch and leery liquid | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 14th, 2018

Recreational shrimp fishery is open in the San Juan Islands

Submitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Recreational shrimp fishing…

  • May 10th, 2018

Washington State Ferries summer reservations increase

Three years after the introduction of the Washington State Ferries reservation system,…

State calls for voluntary ‘no-go’ zone along San Juan Island’s westside

Submitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife State fish and…

  • May 9th, 2018

Port of Friday Harbor meeting to approve lease agreements

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

  • May 9th, 2018

Locals advise Washington State Ferries on long-term plan

Washington State Ferries staff are moving full steam into the next 20…

San Juan County staff seek proposals for affordable rentals on Lopez

Submitted by San Juan County Following a public hearing on April 24,…

  • May 9th, 2018

Orcas man charged with burglary and assault

Roy Granados, 32, of Eastsound was charged by the Superior Court of…

First pumpout station in two decades opens on Orcas Island

Submitted by Washington Sea Grant Just in time for summer boating season,…

  • May 7th, 2018
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                                Items seized from the alleged Canadian smuggler.

Alleged cross-border drug trafficking off San Juan Island | Update

Two men involved in an alleged rash of drug trafficking, over a…

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                                Items seized from the alleged Canadian smuggler.

Cow crossing, bogus buzzer and Lopez Market lift | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following: April 18…

  • May 7th, 2018

San Juan County board vacancies

Submitted by the San Juan County Council The San Juan County Council…

  • May 5th, 2018
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                                The complete roundabout at State Route 20 and Miller and Gibralter Roads.

Crews complete one of two roundabouts on Fidalgo Island

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Transportation Contractor crews have finished…

  • May 4th, 2018
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                                The complete roundabout at State Route 20 and Miller and Gibralter Roads.

San Juan Island School District board, superintendent recap April 25 meeting

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District Board and Superintendent May…

  • May 4th, 2018

Candidate filing week is May 14-18

Submitted by San Juan County If you have ever wanted to be…

  • May 3rd, 2018

Four-day intersection closure for town roundabout

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor The intersection of Spring Street…

  • May 2nd, 2018

Learn about Washington state education at Friday Harbor forum

Submitted by San Juan Citizens for Civic Awareness Residents of the San…

  • May 2nd, 2018
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                                Lisa Henderson.

Lisa Henderson to run for San Juan County Clerk

Submitted by Lisa Henderson for Clerk In mid-March, Lisa Henderson was appointed…

  • May 2nd, 2018
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                                Lisa Henderson.
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                                Carolyn Jewett

Jewett announces candidacy for San Juan County District Court Judge

Submitted by Carolyn Jewett Carolyn Jewett has announced she will run for…

  • Apr 30th, 2018
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                                Carolyn Jewett

Provide input to proposed San Juan County Comprehensive Plan edits

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council will hold…

  • Apr 30th, 2018

Painter perp pinpointed, sir slapped, grocery gamble | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. April 11…

  • Apr 30th, 2018

San Juan Island School District implements hiring freeze after large support for levy renewal | Update

Despite support for the new school levy, the San Juan Island School…

Help Washington State Ferries create long-term plan at Friday Harbor open house | Update

Submitted by SJC Ferry Advisory Committee Washington State Ferries will be holding…

  • Apr 27th, 2018

Anacortes construction updates

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Transportation All legs of the…

  • Apr 27th, 2018

Lopez Island man charged with harassment to kill

Ezra John Ferchen, 33, of Lopez Island was charged with harassment to…

San Juan County Council to meet in Olympia for transfer of Lopez Hill

Submitted by San Juan County Council The San Juan County Council will…

  • Apr 26th, 2018

Yakima returns, regular schedule resumes | Update

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Repairs to the Washington State Ferries’ Yakima…

  • Apr 26th, 2018

Island issues covered at San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce meeting

The school levy, the Spring Street roundabout and a recent land bank…

Early election results show voters approve San Juan Island School District levy | Update

It looks like San Juan County voters will overwhelmingly renew the property…

San Juan Island teens take ‘crash’ course on reckless driving

Friday Harbor high school students watch mock car crash demonstration

Former U.S. Rep. Al Swift dies at age 82

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s office Former U.S. Rep. Al Swift, an…

  • Apr 24th, 2018
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OPALCO holds annual meeting on interisland ferry

Submitted by OPALCO OPALCO members boarded the ferry on Saturday, April 21,…

  • Apr 23rd, 2018
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San Juan Island School District superintendent announces departure | Update

Staff report At the April 17 quarterly luncheon for the San Juan…

  • Apr 23rd, 2018

Abandoned auto, moored at Mackaye, safety citations | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 22nd, 2018
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                                Students hold signs during the April 20 walkout.

Friday Harbor students honor Columbine victims in school walkout

Before Abby Margolis was even born, 13 victims were killed in a…

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                                Students hold signs during the April 20 walkout.

Report states San Juan Islanders healthiest among state

If Washingtonians want to be healthier, they’ll move to the San Juan…

Town to restripe all roads this Monday and Tuesday

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Road crews will repaint center…

  • Apr 20th, 2018

San Juan Islanders look to end cycle of waste with annual cleanup event, waste prevention

Editor’s note: The event’s after-party at San Juan Island Brewery was originally…

Friday Harbor drivers ignore detour signs, head into one-way traffic

Every day, Brenna Woods witnesses the same traffic violation, over and over…