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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

Washington State Ferries to hold four public meetings about proposed rate increase

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Ferry customers and anyone with an interest…

  • Jul 4th, 2017

Tires torn; belligerent at bar; speeders cited | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 3rd, 2017

State government shutdown averted, Washington State Parks to remain open | Update

A state government shutdown was averted on Friday, June 30, and state…

New Port of Friday Harbor director hired

Submitted by the Port of Friday Harbor Todd Nicholson has been hired…

  • Jun 30th, 2017

Attorney General’s Office files campaign finance complaint against San Juan County Democrats

Submitted by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office The Attorney General’s Office…

  • Jun 30th, 2017

Summertime sizzle | Record highs swept the islands on June 24 to 25 | Update

It’s only been about a week since the official start of summer,…

Immigration workshop to be held at Friday Harbor Middle School on June 30

Submitted by San Juan Island School District Members from the Northwest Immigration…

  • Jun 28th, 2017

Downtown Friday Harbor to have 37 new parking spots by July Fourth

Town Signs Lease for Downtown Parking Area

  • Jun 28th, 2017

San Juan Island School District board meets on June 28 and 29

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District On Wednesday, June 28,…

  • Jun 28th, 2017

Emergency service outage occurs, just as cable replacement is to begin

In the early morning of Sunday, June 18, residents on Orcas, Decatur…

Port of Friday Harbor meeting on June 28

The next Port of Friday Harbor Commissioners meeting is 4 p.m., Wednesday,…

  • Jun 27th, 2017

Identity theft and forgery on Orcas

Sean Todd Morris, 32, of Redmond, Washington, is charged with identity theft…

Islanders request easier path to tiny home living to create affordable housing

Correction: In a previous version of this article, it gave prices for…

Man arrested for communication with a minor for immoral purpose and assault

Jason R. Peterson, 48, of Friday Harbor, was arrested for communication with…

Orcas Recycling Services finalizes lease agreement with county

The recycling center on Orcas is one step closer to opening after…

Missing musical instrument; Questionable correspondence; objectionable overnighters | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 24th, 2017

Islanders emphasize importance of seasonal count in comprehensive plan population projection

There’s something missing in the county’s recommended population projection to plan growth…

American flag now displayed inside library

The American flag previously located in front of the library has been…

Iceberg Point dig postponed; environmental review extended

(Editor’s note: The Categorical Exclusion, or CX, is an environmental review, conducted…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

SJI Farmer’s Market now accepts food stamps

Submitted by SJI Farmers Market The San Juan Island Farmers Market is…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Threatening texts, cement slide and tree topples | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls: May 31…

  • Jun 19th, 2017

Direct, scheduled flights now available between Portland and Friday Harbor

Submitted by AlbionAir The only scheduled direct flight between Portland and San…

  • Jun 16th, 2017

County Council OKs Clure property purchase by San Juan County Land Bank

A once-private beach on Lopez will soon be public, thanks to the…

County officials discuss how to protect orcas

San Juan County officials are brainstorming local ways to protect Southern resident…

Geyman publishes pamphlet on U.S. health care reform

Submitted John Geyman, a medical doctor from Friday Harbor and writer about…

  • Jun 15th, 2017

Tiff with TV, cussing cruiser, tire-cutting tussle, dead rabbit decor | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 13th, 2017

Some county education and health services may move off island

Combining government services across municipalities may cut costs on the mainland, but…

Sheriff confirms bear has been caught

The bear that has been touring Orcas Island since Memorial Day weekend…

  • Jun 9th, 2017

Coast Guard and SJC Sheriff’s Office assist injured man on boat south of Lopez

Submitted by U.S. Coast Guard Coast Guard, locals and emergency response personnel…

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Steve Brandli applies for San Juan Superior Court Judge

Submitted by Stephen Brandli’s office Governor Jay Inslee posted a Notice of…

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Iceberg Point dig could locate artifacts, but harm native wildflowers

To dig or not to dig. That’s the question plaguing Lopezians at…

Special Port of Friday Harbor meeting on June 8

Submitted by the Port of Friday Harbor The Board of Commissioners of…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

County officials to test voter counting equiptment

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditor’s Office The upcoming Aug. 1…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

Cattle Point Road to be safer for pedestrians, cyclists

Submitted by San Juan Island National Park Starting Monday, June 12, park…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

Burn permit expansion

Submitted by San Juan County Fire Marshall RJ Myers Burn permit holders…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

Friday Harbor Elementary School employee allegedly discovered drinking at work

At around 11:30 a.m. on May 15, a deputy was dispatched to…

Town of Friday Harbor seeks proposals for tourism funds

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

  • Jun 7th, 2017