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San Juan County awarded clean water grants from Ecology

Communities across the state seeking funding for clean water projects are about…

San Juan County Board of Health meeting

The next San Juan County Board of Health meeting is at 11:30…

  • Mar 19th, 2018

San Juan County Council changes speed limits on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez

Island drivers will either be hitting the brakes or revving up, thanks…

Provide input on possible San Juan County civic campus

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County is exploring options to…

  • Mar 19th, 2018

San Juan County homeless count declines

Submitted by San Juan County The 2018 San Juan County “Point-In-Time” Homeless…

  • Mar 19th, 2018

Package pilfer, mailbox malice and mouthy motorist | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 19th, 2018

San Juan Fire and Rescue helps locals be ‘Firewise’

Submitted by San Juan Island Fire and Rescue The San Juan Island…

  • Mar 17th, 2018

Inslee signs executive order to protect orcas, Chinook salmon

Both species are iconic to Washington and a vital part of tourism, maritime industries

  • Mar 16th, 2018

San Juan County Auditor seeks writers of arguments against two local measures

By F. Milene Henley San Juan County Auditor According to state law,…

  • Mar 16th, 2018

Real estate excise tax could fund San Juan County affordable housing projects | Update

An additional tax potentially added to the sale of local real estate…

Lummi Nation Chairman Jay Julius speaks at a Miami press conference.

Lummi demand release of captive orca

‘She must be reunited with her family’

Lummi Nation Chairman Jay Julius speaks at a Miami press conference.

Lummi Indian nation of Washington state calls for release of Tokitae (“Lolita”)

Submitted by the Orca Network Representatives from the Lummi Nation of Washington…

  • Mar 14th, 2018

San Juan County Undersheriff Brent Johnson retires

Being deputy isn’t for everyone. Those in uniform are surrounded daily by…

San Juan County staff accepting applicants for county clerk

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council hereby provides…

  • Mar 14th, 2018
Staff photo/ Tate Thomson
                                Students walk out in honor of Parkland victims.

Friday Harbor students honor Parkland shooting victims

By Tate Thomson Reporter The almost 3,400-mile distance from Friday Harbor to…

  • Mar 14th, 2018
Staff photo/ Tate Thomson
                                Students walk out in honor of Parkland victims.

San Juan Island schools to join demonstration against Parkland shooting

Submitted by organizers Friday Harbor high school and middle school students are…

  • Mar 13th, 2018

Friday Harbor’s severe weather shelter in review

Submitted by the United Way’s severe weather shelter program The United Way’s…

  • Mar 13th, 2018

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