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Chinese ban sends San Juan recyclables to landfills

San Juan Transfer Station Recycling no longer accepts co-mingled or mixed materials for recycling.

Local veterans discuss long health care waits with Larsen

A federal program to prevent veterans from long wait times at health…

Fear of fumes; vessels in violation; kite-flying kids | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. Oct. 4 • A…

  • Oct 24th, 2017

Children’s health insurance funding issues could affect San Juan County

If a federal health insurance program for low-income children isn’t funded by…

2017 San Juan County general election 101

This year’s November General Election has a full lineup of races to…

County sheriff, council chair meet with San Juan Island Coast Guard Auxiliary

Submitted by Chuck Dalldorf of the Coast Guard Auxiliary During the week…

  • Oct 20th, 2017

Department of Ecology approves Shoreline Master Program

Submitted On Monday, Oct. 16, Washington Department of Ecology announced official approval…

  • Oct 19th, 2017

Mayor of Friday Harbor candidates Q&A

Two candidates – Farhad Ghatan and Matt Shildneck– are running for Mayor…

One health insurer remains for San Juan County individual plans

The uncertainty of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, at the federal…

State court declines David and Nancy Honeywells’ appeal

On Oct. 16, 2017, the Washington State Court of Appeals declined David…

Draft county budget set; challenging, says auditor

Revenues are projected to be flat, while expenditures continue to increase.

  • Oct 17th, 2017

One arrested after drug activity complaint in Friday Harbor

A man with an alias was arrested on a felony warrant after…

Car crash causes power outage on San Juan Island

A single-car accident on Saturday, Oct. 7 cut power to San Juan…

School board candidates, in Nov. 7 election, face off

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, islanders probed local candidates at a forum on…

Lummi Nation chairman responds to escaped salmon recovery

Submitted Tim Ballew II, chairman of the Lummi Nation Editor’s note: Cooke…

  • Oct 15th, 2017

Rep. Rick Larsen to tour Zylstra Lake, meet with EDC on Oct. 15

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s Office Following a veterans forum on Sunday,…

  • Oct 14th, 2017

Cooke Aquaculture permitted to continue net pen operations

Submitted by WDFW The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has authorized…

  • Oct 14th, 2017

San Juan County to update public records requests to match state law

Changes to requesting public records at the state level are impacting the…

Q&A with San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 candidates

Anna Lisa Lindstrum and John Manning are running for San Juan County…

Unopposed candidate publicly withdraws from race, name will appear on ballot

An unopposed candidate for a local race in the Nov. 7 election…

Orcas resident arrested; found with meth, heroin

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Department At about 7:45 p.m.…

  • Oct 11th, 2017

No decision made on Argyle lots; public hearing extended

A brief public discussion on the sale of four undeveloped town lots…

Port of Friday Harbor candidates, in Nov. 7 election, face off

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, islanders probed local candidates at a forum on…

Never too soon to prevent gun violence | Guest Column by Rep. Rick Larsen

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen Representative for Washington’s 2nd Congressional District Imagine this…

  • Oct 9th, 2017

San Juan County lawsuit updates

County settles four lawsuits in 2017; another case heads to state Supreme Court

  • Oct 9th, 2017

Hospital district candidates, in Nov. 7 election, face off

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, islanders probed local candidates at a forum on…

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center offers flu shots

Submitted by PeaceHealth Flu season is right around the corner; don’t let…

  • Oct 7th, 2017

Infant issue, squatter squabble, car combustion | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Baby doorstep delivery, car combustion, refile refuse | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

  • Oct 6th, 2017

Gov. Inslee urges congressional delegation to take action on CHIP

Submitted by Washington State Health Care Authority During the week of Oct.…

  • Oct 5th, 2017

Port of Friday Harbor Commissioner Q&A

Two candidates – Barbara E. Marrett and Keith Carver – are running…

Port board to discuss sale of Jensen Boat Yard and Marina | Update

Correction: Originally the agenda stated commissioners would “discuss and approve a Memorandum…

  • Oct 4th, 2017

WDFW seeks volunteers for Puget Sound sportfishing advisory group

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

  • Oct 4th, 2017

Interviews for San Juan County Superior Court judge replacement underway

San Juan County will have a new Superior Court Judge next year,…

Community organizes to try to save Life Care Center

State officials also explain a facility citation, which eliminated some staff training.

Recreation crab fishing reopens on Oct. 7 in the San Juans

Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Several marine areas of…

  • Oct 3rd, 2017

Rep. Larsen responds to Las Vegas shooting | Update

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s office Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) offered condolences,…

  • Oct 3rd, 2017

EMT of the month

Congratulations Robin DelaZerda for receiving the honor of EMT of the month.…

  • Oct 3rd, 2017

Island EMS may add paid EMTs to volunteers

An extended EMS response time forces staff to consider moving from mostly volunteers to paid EMTs.

What is the county’s comprehensive plan?

An outline of what the plan does and why residents should weigh in.

Affordable apartment may be offered to market-rate buyers

A Friday Harbor apartment complex may lose its income-based rentals during its…