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A dozen new COVID cases in San Juan County over the past week

Submitted by San Juan County Note: Current positive case numbers are available…

  • Apr 16th, 2021

 

Three National Guard members board the Tillikum during a previous visit to San Juan Countyto help distribute COVID vaccines in early 2021. (<a href="http://www.army.mil" target="_blank">www.army.mil</a> photo)

National Guard to return to San Juan County

Vaccine registration opens at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20

  • Apr 16th, 2021

 

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Snatched sign, drifting dinghy, pinched pipe | San Juan County Sheriffs Log

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

  • Apr 17th, 2021

 

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Update on vaccine breakthrough cases in Washington state

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health The Washington State Department of…

  • Apr 14th, 2021
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Hands-on masonry project offered by 4-H and EDC

Submitted by the Economic Development Council Kids from all over the county…

  • Apr 16th, 2021
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San Juan County is best in state for small business; and an economic update

San Juan County earned the honors of best county in Washington state…

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House passes $6 billion capital works budget

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Lawmakers passed a $6.23 billion capital…

  • Apr 14th, 2021
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OPALCO Virtual Annual Meeting

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative If you pay your power…

  • Apr 13th, 2021
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Senate passes carbon cap after debate

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service A controversial statewide cap on carbon…

  • Apr 13th, 2021
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Plane crashes off the shores of Blakely Island

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s office At 4:38 p.m. on…

  • Apr 12th, 2021
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Learn Computer-Aided Design with the EDC

Submitted by the Economic Development Council Those seeking to enter a new…

  • Apr 12th, 2021
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Thirteen new cases of COVID since April 2

Submitted by San Juan County Note: Current positive case numbers are available…

  • Apr 9th, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccine distribution update from the DOH

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

  • Apr 8th, 2021
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Inslee announces vaccine eligibility expansion to all adults April 15

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee announced on April…

  • Apr 7th, 2021
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COVID surge hits San Juan Island

Submitted by San Juan County Due to a significant surge in positive…

  • Apr 7th, 2021
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Gratuitous graffiti, absent Apple, skilled Samaritans | San Juan County Sheriffs Log

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

  • Apr 10th, 2021
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Check Out Washington Program now serves libraries statewide

Submitted by Washington State Parks Washington State Parks and the Washington State…

  • Apr 8th, 2021
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Sweeping childcare reform moving in Legislature

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Early childhood care and education in…

  • Apr 7th, 2021

Bill kickstarts effort for state universal healthcare

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Universal health care for every state…

  • Apr 7th, 2021
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Island Air delivering vaccines to Orcas Island.

San Juan County leads the state in COVID-19 vaccination rates

At the tail end of 2020, San Juan County began holding its…

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Straight talk for right now

Submitted by San Juan County First off, though it was slightly tempting…

  • Apr 6th, 2021
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County posts COVID uptick

Submitted by San Juan County Note: Current positive case numbers are available…

  • Apr 4th, 2021
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Meals on Wheels had local “celebrity” drivers help deliver meals in the month of March. San Juan’s celebrity driver day was March 19. (Peggy Sue McRae/Contributed photo)

Home delivery offers heart and health to area’s elders

Perhaps nothing says love better than a hot meal or a warm,…

  • Apr 4th, 2021
Meals on Wheels had local “celebrity” drivers help deliver meals in the month of March. San Juan’s celebrity driver day was March 19. (Peggy Sue McRae/Contributed photo)
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SJC COVID-19 vaccine registration, 9 a.m., April 5

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Health and Community Services…

  • Apr 4th, 2021
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Mullis Street improvement project construction update

What to expect for the week of April 5 through April 9

  • Apr 4th, 2021
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Kicked car, enigmatic explosion, consistent cat | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 3rd, 2021
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Washington State Ferries want your input

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Washington State Ferries’ next survey is just…

  • Apr 2nd, 2021
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County and school district work quickly to contain COVID exposure

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

  • Apr 2nd, 2021
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Bill would end Native imagery for public schools, teams

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Ivy Pete remembers attending high school…

  • Apr 6th, 2021
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Samish Indian Nation Stays Connected During COVID

Tom Wooten, the tribal councilman for the Samish Nation for the last…

Members of Samish Nation Tribe staying connected

Police reform on track in Legislature

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Limits on the use of force…

  • Apr 6th, 2021

Senate Democrat plan increases state spending by 12%

By Sydney Brown WNPA News service Funding for health care, education and…

  • Apr 6th, 2021

New number and tax for suicide prevention

By Joseph Claypool WNPA News Service Connecting people considering suicide with immediate…

  • Apr 6th, 2021
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Insect interference, aircraft accidents, mistaken moorage | The San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 27th, 2021
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Two new COVID cases ends San Juan County’s caseless streak

Submitted by San Juan County Note: Current positive case numbers are available…

  • Mar 26th, 2021
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Talking about organic waste in San Juan County

More than 40 million tons of food waste ends up in landfills…

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Mullis Street improvement project update

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor This is a construction update…

  • Mar 24th, 2021
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San Juan County Courts resume jury trials

You will start seeing juror summonses again soon.

  • Mar 24th, 2021
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Whistleblower law advances in Legislature

By Angelica Relente WNPA News Service A bill moving through the Washington…

  • Apr 6th, 2021
The MV Sealth sails from Orcas to Shaw Island on the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2021. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)

Catching up with the ferries

Though ferry ridership in the San Juans has nearly returned to its…

The MV Sealth sails from Orcas to Shaw Island on the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2021. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)