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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

Special Port of Friday Harbor meeting on May 10

The Port of Friday Harbor will hold a special meeting at 3…

  • May 9th, 2017

Public Hospital District to collaborate on Planned Parenthood draft contract, district bylaws

Public hospital district Commissioners on San Juan County Public Hospital District No.…

Spring Street, Price Street will be resurfaced from May 9 through May 12

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Spring Street will be resurfaced…

  • May 9th, 2017

Dauciunas and Madsen win OPALCO election

Submitted by OPALCO Vince Dauciunas and Mark Madsen were re-elected to the…

  • May 9th, 2017

Marguerite Place intersection will be closed for about a day

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

  • May 8th, 2017

Blown away boaters; sea lion in the surf; citizens clash | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 8th, 2017

Memorial trees replanted on Land Bank property

(Editor’s note: The family and friends of Ben White, Kelli Ashcraft and…

  • May 5th, 2017

Apply for open county board positions

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

  • May 5th, 2017

San Juan County candidate filings open from May 15-19

Submitted by San Juan County Elections Office If you have ever wanted…

  • May 5th, 2017

Vacation rental permit changes up for debate

New regulations to San Juan County vacation rental permits may be added…

Planned overnight outage for Shaw and Orcas on May 10

Submitted by OPALCO OPALCO members onShaw Island and west of Youngren’s Pond…

  • May 4th, 2017

Learn how to prevent wildfires

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Conservation District Warmer and drier weather…

  • May 4th, 2017

Vacation rentals effects on affordable housing

Anne Marie Shanks of Orcas can see the effect vacation rentals have…

Want to retire or sell your business? EDC has a workshop for that.

Submitted by the EDC All business owners need to devote time and…

  • May 4th, 2017

County urges residents to use reusable bags

Submitted San Juan County Solid Waste Program San Juan County and the…

  • May 3rd, 2017

Price Street and Park Street intersection construction

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor The Park Street sewer and…

  • May 3rd, 2017

Renew business licenses to avoid citations

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

  • May 3rd, 2017

Port commissioners to hold special meetings to evaluate director applicants

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

  • May 1st, 2017

EDC’s free marine trades training update

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council The San Juan…

  • May 1st, 2017

Dangerous drive-by, flasher fiasco, mom’s marijuana misuse | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 1st, 2017

Island County guards plead ‘not guilty’ on charges of falsifying logs

Two former Island County corrections deputies accused of forging jail records after…

Town utilities rates increase

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

  • Apr 28th, 2017

Grellet-Tinner’s charges dismissed, former Orcas teacher seeks $10 million

The Orcas high school teacher previously found guilty of sexual misconduct with…

San Juan Island Trails Committee meeting

Submitted by San Juan Island Trails The next SJI Trails Committee meeting…

  • Apr 28th, 2017

Q&A with OPALCO candidates

OPALCO is a member-owned cooperative governed by a Board of Directors who…

  • Apr 28th, 2017

April 26 Port of Friday Harbor meeting

Port of Friday Harbor commissioners will meet at 4 p.m., Wednesday, April…

  • Apr 28th, 2017

Former Orcas teacher Grellet-Tinner’s sexual misconduct case dismissed

Submitted by the San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney On Friday, April 21,…

  • Apr 25th, 2017

Recycled paper bags required in plastic bag ordinance

On April 18, in a 2-1 vote, San Juan County passed changes…

Learn how to run for two open school board positions

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

  • Apr 25th, 2017

Meet port director finalists

Submitted by the Port of Friday Harbor Port of Friday Habor Commissioners…

  • Apr 25th, 2017

New, toothy fish discovered by the University of Washington

Submitted by the University of Washington A set of curious researchers, state-of-the-art…

  • Apr 24th, 2017

State unemployment rate dropped to near-record low in March

Submitted by Washington State Employment Security Department Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate…

  • Apr 24th, 2017

Elusive connector road construction to begin | Update

After nearly 20 years, plans to build the elusive connector road are…

Speeding cars and herding horses | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 24th, 2017

Coffelt pleads guilty to wire fraud

Sarah Coffelt pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court in Seattle on…

Community Treasures cancels state e-recycling contract | Update

Community Treasures is one step closer to closing its doors. On April…