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Immigration initiative passes without citizens’ vote | Update

Immigrants may feel safer under a new county code, but it may…

San Juan Island Public Hospital District No. 1 meeting

Submitted by SJCPHD No. 1 San Juan County Public Hospital District No.…

  • Aug 28th, 2017

Billfold on ballot box, bicycle burgle and minor with marijuana | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 28th, 2017

Update on salmon escape in the San Juans

The Lummi Nation has declared a state of emergency after thousands of…

WDFW asks anglers to report their Atlantic salmon catch online

Submitted by WDFW The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is encouraging…

  • Aug 25th, 2017

Around Town | San Juan County Council updates

Over the last month, the San Juan County Council has discussed issues…

Fire District No. 3 meeting

Submitted by San Juan County Fire District No. 3 The Board of…

  • Aug 24th, 2017

Hyak scheduled maintenance

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Transportation Anyone who has had…

  • Aug 24th, 2017

Requests to fill vacant fire commission seat

San Juan County Fire District No. 3 is seeking someone to fill…

  • Aug 24th, 2017

WDFW encourages anglers to fish for escaped Atlantic salmon in the San Juans

Submitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife State salmon managers…

  • Aug 22nd, 2017

Back to school | First-day dates for San Juan, Orcas and Lopez

School’s been out all summer, but not forever. Below are the dates…

Popeye, the harbor seal, bites a tourist | Update

Usually, tourists feed Popeye, the harbor seal who frequents the Port of…

Buzzed boaters, playing card plunder, crab capers continue | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 21st, 2017

The scoop on broken Washington State Ferries

Editor’s note: This editorial was written prior to the Elwha going out…

Immigration initiative adoption to be decided on Aug. 15

Update: To read about the initiative’s adoption, read this article. The county…

Elwha out of service | Update

After experiencing extreme vibration on the M/V Elwha, divers discovered a significant…

  • Aug 16th, 2017

United Way, helping families

By Deborah Neff United Way of San Juan County The United Way…

  • Aug 16th, 2017

Free construction training course for islanders this fall

Submitted by the EDC The San Juan County Economic Development Council will…

  • Aug 15th, 2017

Low leaves fire commission, board seeks replacement

Submitted by the San Juan Island Fire Department Fire District No. 3…

  • Aug 15th, 2017

Primary election results tallied

Werling-Sandwith, McKenna won San Juan Island School District Board position 1; Bevens and Heller won position 2.

School board meeting and retreat on Aug. 15

Submitted by San Juan Island School District Board of Directors On Tuesday,…

  • Aug 14th, 2017

School board primary results announced on Aug. 14

F. Milene Henley San Juan County Auditor The final count for the…

  • Aug 14th, 2017

Trespassing tinkle, lost loot and speeding citations | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 14th, 2017

Longtime island business, Browne Lumber, sold to retail chain

Submitted by TAL Holding LLC TAL Holdings, a seven-store chain of retail…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Lopezian charged with drug possession

On May 10, John Gardener Fox, 46, of Lopez, was arrested for…

Plans for San Juan County Fairgrounds’ future, by looking at its past

The fairgrounds doesn’t pay for itself, so department staff is thinking ‘outside the barn’

Ferries to be restored to full service on July 29 | Update

An additional sailing from Orcas to the mainland was added on July 28.

  • Aug 9th, 2017

Regular summer ferry schedule resumes | Yakima returns to San Juans’ route

The Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Anacortes/Sidney ferry routes will resume their regular…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

WSF returns to four-boat schedule due to Samish engine failure

Update: As of Tuesday, Aug. 8, there is a new four-boat alternative…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Ballot writers needed for San Juan County initiatives

By F. Milene Henley San Juan County Auditor Fast forward to October:…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Transportation commission sets new ferry fares, makes changes to original proposal

Submitted by WA Department of Transportation The Washington State Transportation Commission took…

  • Aug 7th, 2017

Town water sales suspended, conservation requested

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor…

  • Aug 7th, 2017

Campfires restricted in San Juan County

Submitted by the Washington State DNR The Washington State Department of Natural…

  • Aug 7th, 2017

‘Crab condo’ caper, parcel pyrotechnics, reckless refuse removal | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 7th, 2017

Local school budget passed, but state funds still unclear

After months of waiting, the San Juan Island School District Board passed…

Smoke haze covers San Juans

Where there’s smoke in San Juan County, there’s fire in British Columbia.…

Mary Blevins pleads guilty to theft in the first degree for embezzlement

Mary Kasperson Blevins, 69, of Friday Harbor, pleaded guilty to theft in…

Werling-Sandwith and Bevens take lead in the primary school board election, McKenna and Heller take second place lead | Update

The 2017 primary election for the San Juan Island School District’s director…

San Juan County affordable housing tenants to receive refunds

(This is part two in a series about overcharging at Friday Harbor…

Tenants of local affordable housing units may be overcharged

Read part two of this two-part series here. A local apartment complex,…