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County road may be relocated due to climate change predictions

This is the second article in a two-part series about the effects…

San Juan County Natural Resource Lands analysis

Staff report Interested in how much farm income is generated in San…

  • Jan 10th, 2018

Trump puts Washington coasts at risk from oil spill says Ranker

Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, released the following statement in response to…

  • Jan 10th, 2018

San Juan Island School Board meeting

Submitted by San Juan Island School Board On Wednesday, Jan. 10, the…

  • Jan 9th, 2018
Contributed photo/San Juan County Land Bank

San Juan County Land Bank secures over 280 acres in San Juan Valley

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank This year looks like…

  • Jan 9th, 2018
Contributed photo/San Juan County Land Bank

Six alleged theft reports at San Juan Island businesses

During the last two months of 2017, six thefts were reported from…

The year ahead | A conversation with Councilman Rick Hughes

San Juan County Council Councilman Rick Hughes says it’s been a significant…

Ranker makes protecting orcas and the Salish Sea a priority in the 2018

Submitted by Dave Pringle Senate Democratic Communications Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island,…

  • Jan 8th, 2018

OPALCO benefits by teaming up with regional generating co-op

Submitted by OPALCO OPALCO staff are looking for options after the electrical…

  • Jan 7th, 2018
Contributed photo/San Juan Community Home Trust
                                Current San Juan Community Home Trust homes.

San Juan Community Home Trust receives two land donations | Update

Submitted by the San Juan Community Home Trust There have been two…

  • Jan 5th, 2018
Contributed photo/San Juan Community Home Trust
                                Current San Juan Community Home Trust homes.

Loring sworn in as San Juan County Superior Court Judge

After seven years of service as San Juan County Superior Court judge,…

Town offers Christmas tree recycling

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor The town will collect Christmas…

  • Jan 5th, 2018
Contributed photo/woodmenhall.org
                                The Lopez Island Senior Center is located in Woodmen Hall.

Lopez Island Senior Center 101

Submitted by Lopez Island Senior Center The mission at the Lopez Island…

  • Jan 5th, 2018
Contributed photo/woodmenhall.org
                                The Lopez Island Senior Center is located in Woodmen Hall.

Washington DOH adds a third option to birth certificates

Submitted by the Washington Department of Health The Department of Health announced…

  • Jan 4th, 2018

Registration for Affordable Care Act plans closes in about two weeks

Submitted by Washington Healthplanfinder There is still time to sign up for…

  • Jan 4th, 2018

San Juan County accepts Accessory Dwelling Unit applications

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Department of Community Development…

  • Jan 4th, 2018

Vacancies for San Juan County boards and commissions

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council is searching…

  • Jan 4th, 2018

Top stories of 2017 | Part I

( Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article stated on number…

  • Jan 2nd, 2018

Computer carried off; stealing from good Samaritan; running robber | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jan 1st, 2018

Friday Harbor Airport forest slated for clearcut

Eleven acres south of the Friday Harbor Airport runway, including wetland areas…

Sea-level rise estimates could affect local real estate

If scientists’ predictions are correct, hundreds of San Juan County’s most coveted…

San Juan Island School District meetings recap

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District This is the first…

  • Dec 27th, 2017

Friends appeals county Shoreline Master Program

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans On Dec. 22, the Friends…

  • Dec 26th, 2017

Abducted Apple, abandoned auto and toppled tree | Sheriff Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls: Dec.…

  • Dec 25th, 2017
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
                                A photograph of a full moon.

Another supermoon, over San Juan Island, on the way

In two months, Orcas Island will have witnessed three supermoons

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
                                A photograph of a full moon.

Corralled cow, pilfered petrol and busted by bus driver | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls.

  • Dec 23rd, 2017

San Juan County companies, state officials look to protect net neutrality after repeal

San Juan County, as well as Washington state, may be immune to…

Influenza on the rise in Washington

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Influenza illnesses are increasing…

  • Dec 22nd, 2017

Incumbent may remain on hospital district board

If an elected official doesn’t take her oath by Jan. 1, the…

Larsen applauds passage of assistance for firefighters and emergency first responders

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s Office Rep. Rick Larsen,WA-02, released the following…

  • Dec 21st, 2017

County awarded $10,000 in public records lawsuit

Edward Kilduff of Lopez Island was ordered to pay San Juan County…

San Juan Island School District meetings

Submitted by San Juan Island School District On Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017,…

  • Dec 20th, 2017

San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 meeting

The San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 will meet at 5…

  • Dec 20th, 2017

Judge Eaton retires from San Juan County Superior Court

When Judge Donald Eaton moved to San Juan Island, almost 40 years…

Samish Indian Nation against Cooke’s net-pen farming

Editor’s note: Cooke Aquaculture released thousands of Atlantic salmon, an invasive species,…

  • Dec 19th, 2017

Severe weather shelter prepares to open on Dec. 19

Submitted by the Severe Weather Shelter Coordinator The Severe Weather Shelter will…

  • Dec 19th, 2017

OPALCO bills rise an average of $7

Submitted by OPACLO When Orcas Power and Light Cooperative members open their…

  • Dec 18th, 2017

Cooke fined for water quality violations at Bainbridge Island net pen facility

Submitted by Washington Department of Ecology Without water quality protections in place,…

  • Dec 18th, 2017

Turnbull named state district’s athletic director of the year

After Rod Turnbull’s father passed away, the high school freshman turned to…

Friday Harbor woman pleads not guilty to child rape in the third degree

A San Juan Island woman pleaded not guilty to child rape with…