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Business burglary, funds fraud, disappearing daughter, harassed horses | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Feb 9th, 2018
Staff photo, Heather Spaulding. Soroptimist teammates from left to right Nancy DeVaux, Kari McVeigh, Necia Quast.
                                Laura Jo Severson is missing from the photo.

Soroptimists win 24th annual Knowledge Bowl

Local service clubs competed against Friday Harbor middle school and high school…

Staff photo, Heather Spaulding. Soroptimist teammates from left to right Nancy DeVaux, Kari McVeigh, Necia Quast.
                                Laura Jo Severson is missing from the photo.

San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 Board to fill open positions

Submitted by the Hospital Board of Commissioners Board commissioner applicants will be…

  • Feb 8th, 2018

San Juan County proposes to increase stormwater fee

Cleaning the precipitation, which drains into water sources that are accessible to…

San Juan County Board and Advisory Committee vacancies

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

  • Feb 8th, 2018

Friday Harbor man charged with escape

Ricardo Zanabria-Vargas, 25, of Friday Harbor, is charged with escaping in the…

San Juan Island Library Board meeting

Submitted by the San Juan Island Library The San Juan Island Library…

  • Feb 5th, 2018

Learn about Anacortes road construction at Friday Harbor meeting

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Transportation The Washington State Department…

  • Feb 5th, 2018
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding
                                Dolores Huerta.

Dolores Huerta discusses documentary on her life of activism

She was beaten by the San Francisco police so badly during a…

Staff photo/Heather Spaulding
                                Dolores Huerta.

Mainland transformer failure causes San Juan Islands power outage

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative The outage on Sunday, Feb.…

  • Feb 5th, 2018

3.1-magnitude earthquake hits San Juan Islands

The United States Geological Survey website reports that a 3.1-magnitude earthquake struck…

Potential buyers look at two, empty Spring Street buildings

Two well-known properties, which are for sale on Spring Street in Friday…

Purse paraphernalia, toppled trees and registration renegades | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Feb 4th, 2018

Kelsey O’Day trial rescheduled

The trial for Kelsey Lee O’Day, 27, of Friday Harbor, has been…

Cooke Aquaculture fined $332,000 for Cypress Island farmed salmon escape

By Alex Visser WNPA Olympia News Bureau The state Department of Ecology…

  • Feb 2nd, 2018

Lopez Man charged with possession of a controlled substance

Nicholas William Zoerb, 18, of Lopez Island was arrested on Jan. 20…

San Juan County Sheriff finds missing man | Update

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs A local man was…

  • Feb 1st, 2018

State senate committee hears Sen. Ranker’s bill to protect orcas

By Alex Visser WNPA Olympia News Bureau Washington state’s orca whale population…

  • Feb 1st, 2018

San Juan County addiction recovery house may be funded

The struggles to stop addiction can be heightened on the rural islands…

San Juan Islands gain USDA Grant support for new farmers

Submitted by organizers The islands are at a critical juncture; the elder…

  • Jan 31st, 2018

Cooke’s negligence was primary cause of Atlantic Salmon net pen collapse

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources State investigators have…

  • Jan 30th, 2018

Public Hospital District 1 meeting, apply to be on board

Submitted by San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 The San Juan…

  • Jan 30th, 2018

More changes for San Juan Island Public Hospital District 1 | Update

Two commissioners resign and the outgoing EMS chief rescinds his resignation

OPALCO celebrates power cable replacement

Correction: Previously, this article incorrectly stated that the Japanese company that manufactured…

San Juan employers learn how to apply new paid sick leave law

Correction: Originally, this story said that full-time employees can accrue a maximum…

Study explains what draws visitors to San Juan Islands

The results of one San Juan County visitor survey are in and…

Airplane accident, runaways recovered, costly car key kept | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jan 29th, 2018

Attempted piggy bank break-in at Brickworks

Brickworks pig statue, too strong for alleged thief

State adopts Washington’s first reclaimed water rule

Submitted by Washington Department of Ecology Even in rainy Washington, water is…

  • Jan 28th, 2018

Legendary filmmaker and ski icon Warren Miller, 93, passes away at Orcas home

Warren A. Miller, the iconic and beloved filmmaker who introduced generations to…

  • Jan 27th, 2018
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                                Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

Puget Sound Navy bases to conduct annual security exercise

Submitted by Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Whidbey Island,…

  • Jan 26th, 2018
Contributed photo
                                Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

San Juan Island Library Board meeting

The San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees will hold a special…

  • Jan 26th, 2018

Jeep recovered from water at Anacortes; sailings to mainland resume

An Everett woman, 30, died when she drove off the dock at…

State health officials issue recommendations on flu medical care

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Flu illness is widespread…

  • Jan 26th, 2018

WDFW Commission advises state fishery managers on chinook plan

Submitted by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission The Washington Fish and…

  • Jan 25th, 2018

Discuss water resources at county public meetings

Submitted by the Environmental Resources Division of San Juan County Join the…

  • Jan 25th, 2018

San Juan County emergency response vehicles collide on Orcas

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Orcas Island Fire and Rescue…

  • Jan 24th, 2018

File to be an Orcas Island public hospital district commissioner

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditor’s Office The San Juan County…

  • Jan 24th, 2018

Stand Up Men’s message resonates through the islands

A movement is spreading like wildfire across the country, fueled by brave…

San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 meets on Jan. 24

San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 will meet at 5 p.m.,…

  • Jan 23rd, 2018