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San Juan Islanders support bills in state Legislature

Washington state lawmakers are meeting for a short, two-month regular session, ending…

Two commissioners appointed to San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 | Update

Replacements for two recently resigned commissioners have been appointed to the San…

San Juan Island EMS faces budget concerns as chief resigns

Correction: Originally this article stated that there would be a projected $6,000…

Larsen makes statement on infrastructure plan

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larson’s Office Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the…

  • Feb 16th, 2018
Contributed photo
                                Superintendent Danna Diaz.

San Juan Island School District postpones action to renew superintendent’s contract

The decision to renew San Juan Island School District’s superintendent was postponed…

Contributed photo
                                Superintendent Danna Diaz.

EDC to offer free electrical basics training

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

  • Feb 14th, 2018

San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 says Open Public Meetings Act not violated

Submitted by San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 There are questions…

  • Feb 13th, 2018

Washington State Senate bans net pen operations

Raising invasive salmon in Washington waters is one step closer to being…

San Juan Island cold weather shelter opens for Feb. 12

Staff report The San Juan Island cold weather shelter will open at…

  • Feb 12th, 2018

San Juan Island School District Board meeting

Submitted by San Juan Island School District On Thursday, Feb. 15, there…

  • Feb 12th, 2018

Town public officials are sworn-in

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Three public officials were sworn…

Learn highlights of San Juan County visitor study

Submitted by San Juan County Parks, Recreation and Fair Local, state and…

  • Feb 12th, 2018

San Juan County Planning Commission to review changes to comp. plan vision

Submitted by San Juan County On Feb. 16, the San Juan County…

  • Feb 12th, 2018

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

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