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Planning commission suggests annual fee for all vacation rentals

Vacation rental owners in the county may need to pay an annual…

Tragedy inspires fundraiser for carbon monoxide detectors

Submitted San Juan Island EMS After the tragic and untimely deaths of…

  • Jun 2nd, 2017

Scheduled flights between Friday Harbor and Canada are about to take off

Regular travel to Canada will soon be easier for islanders. A roughly…

San Juan Island School District Board of Directors meeting

The next San Juan Island School District Board of Directors meetings in…

  • May 31st, 2017

Public Hospital District votes to contract with Planned Parenthood | Update

Commissioners on the San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 voted…

Blood drives on San Juan and Orcas

Submitted Bloodworks Northwest Blood collections usually go down by about 15-20 percent…

  • May 31st, 2017

Local firefighters help combat Leavenworth fire

Submitted by San Juan County Department of Emergency Management Three local agencies…

  • May 31st, 2017

Town cleanup a success

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

  • May 31st, 2017

Drum disposal, dangerous driving and dog-gone domestic disturbance | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Drum disposal, dangerous driving and dog-gone domestic | Sheriff’s Log

  • May 30th, 2017

Friday Harbor man charged with burglary, theft, forgery

Jerad Alan Grey, 34, of Friday Harbor, has been charged with residential…

Strong winds expected on Tuesday, May 23

Submitted by San Juan County Department of Emergency Management The National Weather…

  • May 27th, 2017

Unusual spring winds cause power outages on San Juan Island

Tuesday, May 23 was a sunny, spring day, but everyone on San…

San Juan Preservation Trust director plans to step down

Submitted by the San Juan Preservation Trust Tim Seifert, who has served…

  • May 26th, 2017

Vacation rental owners weigh in on proposed code changes

When Barbara Defalco’s 100-year-old farmhouse needed repairs three years ago, she rented…

Heather Christensen runs for school board position 1

Heather Christensen, 45 and a healthcare provider, has filed for San Juan…

  • May 25th, 2017

May 24 Port of Friday Harbor meeting

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

  • May 24th, 2017

San Juan County Public Hospital District to vote on Planned Parenthood funding on May 24

The next San Juan County Public Hospital District meeting is at 5…

  • May 24th, 2017

San Juan Island School District 6th graders to move to middle school

The San Juan Island School District Board unanimously approved moving the 6th…

Town paints roads

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

  • May 24th, 2017

Town and residents contribute to Hospice San Juan

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Town officials would like to…

  • May 24th, 2017

Town Councilmember Farhad Ghatan runs for Friday Harbor Mayor

Submitted by Farhad Ghatan After learning that current mayor Carrie Lacher would…

  • May 24th, 2017

Suspicious note creates ferry delays

A suspicious note was found aboard the Elwha ferry during its scheduled…

Three-day candidate filing period starts May 24 for seats that didn’t receive candidate filings

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditor Whew! You almost missed your…

  • May 23rd, 2017

OPALCO will no longer accept Centurylink payments

Submitted by OPALCO Since 1994, OPALCO has acceptedCenturyLink payments in its office…

  • May 21st, 2017

Assistance to keep islanders in their homes lowers, but state bill could help

Islanders, who need help staying in their homes this year, may not…

Bitten boy, dodgy dog, contractor conflict, and stolen shrimp | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 19th, 2017

Lower population predicted than the last comprehensive plan update

San Juan County’s population is rising, but not as fast as the…

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 special meeting

The San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will have a…

  • May 16th, 2017

Town to collect large refuse items for free

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

  • May 16th, 2017

Decision on 6th-grade move to be made on May 18

The San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a…

  • May 16th, 2017

Is the San Juan Islands National Monument status in danger?

Is the San Juan Islands National Monument in danger of losing its…

Community Treasures appoints new board president

By Dwight Ware Community Treasures president (Editor’s note: San Juan County officials…

  • May 15th, 2017

Rollover car accident on Roche Harbor Road

By Heather Spaulding Reporter At approximately 9 p.m. Saturday, May 13, there…

Shushed shindig, minor’s marijuana maneuver, Tour de Lopez looters | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 15th, 2017

Comprehensive plan confronts climate change

The San Juan County Comprehensive Plan is slated to be updated by…

BLM seeks nominations for San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee

Submitted by the Bureau of Land Management The Bureau of Land Management…

  • May 12th, 2017

David Wallace convicted of child rape

Warning: The following story contains graphic details about sexual assault. Lopez Island…

New hull identification number requirements

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditor With the weather finally warming,…

  • May 10th, 2017

Help to fund the next San Juan County EDC trades training

Submitted by San Juan County Economic Development Council Islanders can help bring…

  • May 10th, 2017

Submit ideas to reduce natural hazards’ risk and damage

Submitted by the Department of Emergency Management The San Juan County and…

  • May 10th, 2017