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School district announces snow day make up

Submitted by San Juan Island School District To make up for the…

  • Jan 16th, 2020

 

Nasty neighbors, ferry line failure, check shenanigans | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jan 18th, 2020

 

San Juan Schools: Two-hour delay Thursday

San Juan Island School District announced that it will be on a…

  • Jan 15th, 2020

 

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Bill Watson will not seek re-election

San Juan County Councilmember for San Juan Island Bill Watson announced on…

  • Jan 15th, 2020
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Ferries initiates severe weather schedule

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Washington State Ferries will operate on an…

  • Jan 15th, 2020

Ferries shares snowy weather schedule

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Customers are encouraged to check out WSF’s…

  • Jan 14th, 2020

Snowy days on San Juan | Photos

The San Juan Islands got anywhere from a dusting to several inches…

  • Jan 14th, 2020
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                                Reps. Debra Lekanoff and Alex Ramel.

Alex Ramel replaces Jeff Morris as 40th District representative

Following Rep. Jeff Morris’ November 2019 resignation from his position in Washington’s…

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                                Reps. Debra Lekanoff and Alex Ramel.

School on two-hour delay Tuesday

Friday Harbor School District will be on a two-hour delayed start on…

  • Jan 13th, 2020

Sucia body is John Doe

The person whose body washed ashore on Sucia Island last month is…

San Juan County Parks early camping registration for residents

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Parks and Fair is…

  • Jan 12th, 2020

Guerilla gardening, troubling tab, adrift again | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jan 11th, 2020

Town seeks applicants for scholarship fund

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

  • Jan 8th, 2020
Walter Siegmund, CC BY 2.5/contributed photo
                                The Anacortes Marathon oil refinery.

Environmentalists stop Anacortes xylene proposal

Xylene will not be produced and transported through local waters thanks to…

Walter Siegmund, CC BY 2.5/contributed photo
                                The Anacortes Marathon oil refinery.

Town to collect recycled Christmas trees

Submitted by Friday Harbor The town will collect Christmas trees for residents…

  • Jan 7th, 2020

Risky recovery, beached boat, confiscated cars | San Juan County Sheriff

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

  • Jan 4th, 2020

Body found on Sucia Island

A boater discovered human remains on the shore of Sucia Island on…

Lopez and Orcas Fire team up for rescue at Watmough Bay

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue In a truly collaborative feat,…

  • Jan 2nd, 2020

Top stories of 2019 | Part II

No. 9 Another black bear on Orcas In May, as spring love…

  • Jan 2nd, 2020

Missing Orcas man found safe

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue An Orcas Island man who…

  • Jan 2nd, 2020

County seeks comment on housing assessment

Submitted by San Juan County The preliminary draft Housing Element and fourth…

  • Jan 1st, 2020

County accepting comprehensive plan amendments

Submitted by San Juan County The “Annual Docket of Comprehensive Plan Amendments”…

  • Dec 31st, 2019

Seniors bring lawsuit against senior center nonprofit

Four members of the Senior Services Council of San Juan County brought…

A Washington state ferry takes passengers from Bainbridge Island to Seattle during summer 2019. WSF is using a new alert system that exchanges real-time information about whales in the Salish Sea. (Photo courtesy of Sam Holman)

Clean transportation advances with hybrid-electric ferries

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Washington is taking the first steps…

  • Dec 30th, 2019
A Washington state ferry takes passengers from Bainbridge Island to Seattle during summer 2019. WSF is using a new alert system that exchanges real-time information about whales in the Salish Sea. (Photo courtesy of Sam Holman)

Spent shells, meandering mutt, bagged bike | San Juan County Sheriff Log

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

  • Dec 28th, 2019

Top stories of 2019 | Part I

At the end of the year, the Journal of the San Juans…

Emergency services looks back at last year

Submitted by San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services As we close out…

  • Dec 29th, 2019

County council approves first biennium budget

As the year comes to a close, San Juan County has completed…

Videoed vandalism, generator grievance and trespasser tussle | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Dec 21st, 2019

Friday Harbor man charged with two counts of violating an order protection

Martin Soto-Guillen, 46, of San Juan Island, has been charged with two…

State supreme court overturns public records decision

The Supreme Court of the State of Washington has overturned part of…

Friday Harbor yard waste pickup, Dec. 27

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

  • Dec 20th, 2019
(Jeff Clark, BLM/contributed photo)

Monument protest period closes soon

Submitted by Tom Reynolds Chair, San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee…

  • Dec 17th, 2019
(Jeff Clark, BLM/contributed photo)
An EA-18G Growler assigned to the “Lancers” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131 lands during a Field Carrier Landing Practice at an outlying landing field attached to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marc Cuenca/Released)

Provision to monitor noise of naval operations to be included in National Defense Authorization Act

Submitted by Senator Maria Cantwell’s office U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and…

  • Dec 16th, 2019
An EA-18G Growler assigned to the “Lancers” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131 lands during a Field Carrier Landing Practice at an outlying landing field attached to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marc Cuenca/Released)
The Chelan returned to service the international route in early December (WSF Twitter/contributed photo)

Ferries holds first-ever digital meetings

The 30-minute advance arrival rule isn’t going anywhere, there isn’t enough money…

The Chelan returned to service the international route in early December (WSF Twitter/contributed photo)

Pinched post, faulty footwork and a disobedient dog | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Dec 14th, 2019

Orcas Island man charged with meth possession

Anthony Michael Kean, 32, of Eastsound has been charged in San Juan…

Shoreline Master Program review progresses

With an $84,000 grant secured from the Washington Department of Ecology, the…

San Juan man charged with burglary and malicious mischief

Jacob S. Morehouse, 18, of San Juan Island was charged with burglary…

County considers marijuana grow options

San Juan County is still working toward drafting regulations for marijuana production…