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Tenants of local affordable housing units may be overcharged

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

Islander tries to take his life in public

On Tuesday, July 25, a 70-year-old man with self-inflicted cuts was found…

San Juan County Sherrif’s Office advises not to leave pets in cars

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office The upcoming weather forecast…

  • Aug 1st, 2017

A drop in ferries means a drop in island sales

When the ferries lag, business on the island does too. “Schedules are…

Port of Friday Harbor meeting on Aug. 1

Submitted by the Port of Friday Harbor A special Port of Friday…

  • Aug 1st, 2017

Immigration initiative to be placed on November ballot

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditors Office A San Juan County…

  • Aug 1st, 2017

San Juan Island School Board candidates address questions in public forum

Correction: J. Alphonsine Haslet-Phillips is still running for Position No. 2, though…

Wrongful death lawsuit filed in carbon monoxide poisoning case | Update

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in the San Juan County Superior…

Disobedient docking, penny purloin and bad boaters | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 30th, 2017

Immigration group celebrates success

A coalition of islanders is one step closer to protecting the rights…

Marine Resources Committee holds Oil spill presentation on Aug. 2

Submitted by the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee As part of…

  • Jul 28th, 2017

Around Town | San Juan Island business openings and closings

Several new businesses opened on the island, but some old favorites are…

San Juan Island School Board meets July 25

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District Please note the regular…

  • Jul 24th, 2017

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 to meet on July 26

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

  • Jul 24th, 2017

San Juan Islander Tapia-Rojas found deceased after reported missing

On Thursday, July 20, Jonathan Tapia-Rojas, who was in his mid-20s, was…

Car caper; mooring mishaps; firework flagrancy | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 24th, 2017

New distracted-driver law allows hands-free electronics use

Submitted by the San Juan Island Sheriff’s Department On July 23, the…

  • Jul 21st, 2017

WSTC discusses proposal to increase ferry rates

For Tom DeMassa of Arizona, choosing the islands for his family’s vacation…

Ranker and Habib talk budget and community

Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib and State Senator Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas, held a…

Town of Friday Harbor road repair schedule

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

  • Jul 20th, 2017

San Juan ferries on the fritz

Read an update on the ferries in this new article. Update: The…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Two out-of-service ferries cause delays | Update

A new ferry schedule is released for the rest of July and possibly early August.

State vows to “fully fund” education, but local schools may lose out

Washington’s recently passed budget adds billions to fund public K-12 education, but…

Income-based apartment complex up for sale in Friday Harbor

The sale could end the complex’s reduced rent, leaving tenants like Tyler Harrison with few options.

Otis Perkins park may close for CenturyLink cable repair

Submitted by CenturyLink Beginning in July, CenturyLink is scheduled to complete major…

  • Jul 16th, 2017

Medication marauder; returning runaways; driver dashes | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 15th, 2017

San Juan soccer coach pleads guilty to assault with sexual intent | Update

This is the third case negatively affected by former San Juan County Detective Stephen Parker.

Help Kwiat estimate local copper rockfish count

Submitted by Kwiaht Sport fishers are helping local scientists track the movements…

  • Jul 14th, 2017

Islands experience data outage

Internet, LTE, T-Mobile and other cell phone providers in the San Juan…

  • Jul 13th, 2017

School board meeting on the budget to be held on July 14

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

  • Jul 13th, 2017

Mail scams target San Juan Islands seniors

By Meredith Griffith Journal contributor “Dorothy’s” daughter grew concerned as she leafed…

  • Jul 13th, 2017

Transient orca sightings on the rise near San Juan Islands

The village of Eastsound was treated to a rare sight on the…

Park Street Chipsealing ScheduledMonday, July 17 through July 24

The Town’s Park Street Sewer & Water Main Replacement Project is nearly…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Raccoon raid retaliation, peculiar patron, music mutiny | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 10th, 2017

Islanders to use area codes for local calls starting July 29

Islanders will have to dial area codes to call neighbors, on any…

Orcas youth dies in apparent tragic accident

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. The San Juan County…

  • Jul 9th, 2017

EMS, prevention coalition to receive remaining public hospital district funds

This year, San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will fund…

Body found in water near Roche Harbor | Update

In the early morning hours of Thursday, June 29, a man visiting…

Parking problems at county park

Places to leave your vehicle while you explore Agate Beach or Iceberg…

County board vacancies

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

  • Jul 5th, 2017