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The truth about Oprah Winfrey’s reported land purchase on Orcas | Interview with the realtor

Online news outlets have reported that Oprah Winfrey purchased an Orcas Island…

Grellet-Tinner seeks to file citizen charges against former county detective

Two November election candidates take part in questioning county staff’s hire of former detective

Two trees taken, horse havoc, trashed tire | San Juan County Sheriffs Log

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

  • Jun 5th, 2018

Port of Friday Harbor Board to attend grand opening for Sound Maintenance new hangar

Staff report The grand opening of Sound Maintenance new facility is at…

  • Jun 4th, 2018

Voters will decide on real estate excise tax for affordable housing this November

Purchasers and sellers of county real estate may pay more to help…

Lawsuit against county finalized, county awarded $10,000

Lopez resident Edward Kilduff and attorneys Nick Power and Michelle Earl-Hubbard were…

Washington’s rabid bat stats highest in 20 years

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Since May 1, four…

  • Jun 2nd, 2018
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Residential burn permits expire at noon, June 15

By RJ Myers San Juan County Fire Marshal Residential burning will be…

  • Jun 1st, 2018
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San Juan County Annual Docket hearing scheduled for June 15

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council will hold…

  • Jun 1st, 2018

San Juan County Council meeting to discuss comprehensive plan vision

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council will discuss…

  • Jun 1st, 2018

Bay mussels in Puget Sound show traces of oxycodone

By Jeff Rice Puget Sound Institute University of Washington The opioid epidemic…

  • May 31st, 2018

County temporarily prevented from enforcing signage code

Submitted by Nick Power Attorney at law Judge Katie Loring of San…

  • May 30th, 2018
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Coast Guard suspends search for missing man from plane crash off Bainbridge Island

Submitted by the U.S. Coast Guard The Coast Guard has suspended the…

  • May 29th, 2018
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                                Rita Latsinova lives in Friday Harbor.

Rita Latsinova of San Juan runs for court of appeals seat

Submitted by the campaign to elect Rita Latsinova Rita Latsinova of Friday…

  • May 27th, 2018
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                                Rita Latsinova lives in Friday Harbor.

Local coalition backs passage of San Juan County ordinance that sends real estate excise tax to the ballots

Submitted by Yes for Homes Coalition Local housing activists are hailing the…

  • May 26th, 2018

Plans to turn San Juan County Visitor’s Study into action

Before San Juan County Councilman Rick Hughes moved to the San Juans…

Auditor seeks writers of argument against Lopez school measure

By F. Milene Henley San Juan County Auditor To ensure an informed…

  • May 25th, 2018

Plan for Memorial Day traffic on roads and ferries

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Transportation This Memorial Day, travelers…

  • May 24th, 2018

Bootleg buoys, prowler pinch and key conundrum | Sheriff’s Log

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

Slow start for San Juan’s summer ferry service

It’s going to be a slow summer with the M/V Yakima running…

San Juan Island School District Board reports on chairman’s resignation, hiring freeze

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

  • May 24th, 2018

Port staff finalize Jensen Boat Yard purchase

Submitted by Shane Krause Port of Friday Harbor Executive Assistant / Property…

  • May 24th, 2018

Domestic violence charges filed in San Juan County

A man was charged in San Juan County with assault and the…

San Juan Island man faces assault and car theft charges

Days after being released from jail on assault charges, a local man…

Staff photo Heather Spaulding. Eric Kulp talks with his council, Colleen Kenimond.

Kulp charged with murder; arraignment set for May 31 | Update

A courtroom full of more than 50 family and friends of Abigail…

Staff photo Heather Spaulding. Eric Kulp talks with his council, Colleen Kenimond.

Kulp charged with second-degree murder

Eric Kulp was released from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and will…

San Juan County Democrats owe state $8K for finance disclosure infraction

The San Juan County Democratic Party committee has agreed to pay a…

Kelsey O’Day trial rescheduled | Update

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

Haywire horses, tenant trouble and forsaken fridge | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 21st, 2018
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Improvements to local oil spill response

Submitted by the San Juan Department of Emergency Management Three San Juan…

  • May 21st, 2018
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San Juan County Land Bank purchases Lopez Hill from state

The San Juan County Land Bank permanently added 400 acres of forested…

Eastsound man charged with possession of methamphetamine

Jordan Colin Lynn-Jefferson, 19, of Eastsound, is charged with one count of…

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EDC presents 9th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon: The Future of Water in San Juan County

Submitted by the EDC Join the conversation on local water supplies at…

  • May 18th, 2018
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Eastsound woman is charged with stealing almost $9K from former boss

Editor’s note: Originally this story stated that Jami Ann Plummer is 38,…

San Juan Island School Board meeting includes hiring freeze discussion

Staff report The next San Juan Island School District Board meeting is…

  • May 15th, 2018

Washington State Ferries Yakima delays as repairs loom

Submitted by Washington State Ferries As of Monday, May 14, The Washington…

  • May 15th, 2018

Proposed updates of the county’s flood hazard control regulations

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Planning Commission will…

  • May 14th, 2018

Drivers learn to use new Friday Harbor roundabout | Update

As of May 9, local drivers have been going around in circles…

County recording fees increase to fund homelessness, affordable housing

Submitted by San Juan County Recording fees in Washington will increase by…

  • May 14th, 2018
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                                Eric A. Kulp.

Shaw death investigation continues

A Shaw Island resident who is a person of interest in his…

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                                Eric A. Kulp.