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San Juan County Land Bank meeting

The San Juan County Land Bank Commission will hold their next meeting…

  • Mar 13th, 2018

San Juan County Sheriff’s Office faces staff changes

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office has four vacancies leaving the remaining…

Dates for San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit approaches

Submitted by the San Juan Island Agricultural Summit There is only a…

  • Mar 12th, 2018

Two possible heroin overdoses in San Juan County in last week

San Juan County Coroner Randy Gaylord is alerting the public about a…

Cold collision, dog dash and fence fracture | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 12th, 2018

County Clerk Joan White passes away

Joan White, who has been the San Juan County Clerk since 2006,…

  • Mar 11th, 2018

League of Women Voters presents meeting on Salish Sea ecosystem

Submitted by the League of Women Voters of the San Juans The…

  • Mar 11th, 2018

State Legislature passes last-minute budget deal and property tax cut

On the final day of the legislative session, lawmakers approved a last-minute…

Tucker Avenue construction update for the week of March 12

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

  • Mar 11th, 2018

View findings from San Juan Islands Visitor Study

Submitted by San Juan County In late February 2018, consultants with Confluence…

  • Mar 11th, 2018

Alaska woman charged in San Juan County with assault

Elizabeth A. Barrett, 32, of Juneau, Alaska, was charged in San Juan…

Bill to outlaw Atlantic salmon net pen farming before governor

The fate of the state’s fish farming industry is in jeopardy following…

San Juan County Hospital District 1 finalizes appointee, talks fire merger

Correction: This article previously stated that the fire district serves all of…

San Juan County Housing Bank meeting

The San Juan County Housing Bank Commission will meet at 11:30 a.m.…

  • Mar 9th, 2018

Public hearing scheduled for San Juan County vacation rental code changes

Submitted by San Juan County The vacation rental amendment public hearing will…

  • Mar 9th, 2018

Friday Harbor man charged with possession of heroin

Brian Lynn Borquist, 41, of Friday Harbor, has been charged with possession…

Student newspapers gain new free speech protections

A bill expanding free speech for high school and college newspapers passed…

SeaDoc helps state save local endangered species in unique partnership

Too many endangered species candidates, too little time. That’s the reality at…

Washington becomes the fourth state to ban bump stocks

A controversial gun control bill to ban bump stocks was signed into…

Rep. Rick Larsen gives speech on China at Brookings Institution event

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s Office The following is the speech, as…

  • Mar 8th, 2018

San Juan Wireless, local Verizon dealer, to close

Submitted by San Juan Wireless San Juan Wireless, Inc., the local Verizon…

  • Mar 7th, 2018

San Juan man charged with harassment to kill

Jefferey Irving McGriff, 35, of San Juan, has been charged with harassment…

Take survey on possible San Juan County civic campus

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County staff are exploring options…

  • Mar 6th, 2018

San Juan County Fair Board meeting

The next San Juan County Fair board meeting is at 9 a.m.,…

  • Mar 5th, 2018

Behind the scene of the late-night veto of the public records bill

When Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed Senate Bill 6617 on Thursday night, he…

San Juan County Planning Commission continues work on vision statement

Submitted by San Juan County On March 16, San Juan County Community…

  • Mar 5th, 2018

Suspicious sale, stolen street signs and ‘knife-nap’ | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 5th, 2018

Local help for budding San Juan County farmers

As farmers on the islands near retirement, a United States Department of…

Washington Lawmakers introduce new gun legislation late in session

With less than two weeks left in the session, state lawmakers introduced…

San Juan County Council board and committee vacancies

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

  • Mar 2nd, 2018

Helping those in crisis in San Juan County

The phone rang at 6 a.m. The voice on the other line…

San Juan County Marine Resources Committee meeting

The San Juan County Marine Resource Committee will meet from 8:30 to…

  • Mar 2nd, 2018

Washington state protects net neutrality

Submitted by the office of Kevin Ranker The Washington state Senate passed…

  • Mar 1st, 2018

Marine wiring, diesel engine troubleshooting workshops in Port Hadlock

Submitted by Washington Sea Grant A chance for commercial fishermen and recreational…

  • Feb 28th, 2018

Take the Lopez Village Subarea Plan mini-poll

Submitted by San Juan County Take the Lopez Village mini-poll. The Lopez…

  • Feb 28th, 2018

San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee meeting

The San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, Feb.…

  • Feb 27th, 2018

Largest Chinook salmon disappearing from West Coast

Submitted by the University of Washington The largest and oldest Chinook salmon…

  • Feb 27th, 2018

State legislators rewrite statute to exempt their records from public disclosure

Critics slam the move as a severe blow to government transparency

Friday Harbor business staff reports possible theft

On Jan. 29, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office received a report…

American Academy of Pediatrics calls to ‘keeps children safe’ against mass shooters

Submitted by the American Academy of Pediatrics The American Academy of Pediatrics…

  • Feb 26th, 2018