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San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Board approves Norvin Collins as new chief

Excitement is heating up at San Juan Island Fire and Rescue in…

 

Island Rec calls for noise lift at Linde Fields for cheerleading routines, senior ceremonies

The days of cheerleading without music at John O. Linde Park may…

 

Deserted drugs, confused canine, abandoned autos | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 17th, 2018

 

Individual state health plans approved; San Juan has one provider for health, dental

Submitted by Washington Healthplanfinder On Sept. 13, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange…

  • Sep 13th, 2018

Plane crashes at Roche Harbor, no injuries | Update

Staff report A two-passenger Island Air shuttle nosedived shortly after takeoff near…

  • Sep 14th, 2018

Interisland Washington State Ferries vessel back on schedule | Update

Submitted by WSF As of 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, the interisland…

  • Sep 12th, 2018

Another offer made on Inter Island Medical Center property

Submitted by San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 On Sept. 11,…

  • Sep 15th, 2018
Contributed photos by NOAA Fisheries West Coast under permit 16163/ J50 with mother J16 in 2015.

NOAA Fisheries to host public meetings on orca J50 emergency response

Submitted by NOAA Fisheries In recent weeks, the condition of the Southern…

  • Sep 12th, 2018
Contributed photos by NOAA Fisheries West Coast under permit 16163/ J50 with mother J16 in 2015.

San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 meeting on Sept. 11

Submitted by the hospital district The San Juan County Public Hospital District…

  • Sep 10th, 2018

Research submarine arrives at Friday Harbor

Often called Earth’s final frontier, the darkest depths of the ocean contain…

Meet San Juan Island Fire chief candidates on Sept. 16

Submitted by San Juan Fire and Rescue After over 35 years with…

  • Sep 12th, 2018

Coast guard transports Friday Harbor heart-attack patient to mainland

Submitted by U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest A U.S. Coast…

  • Sep 10th, 2018

County-wide planned power outages on Sept. 25 and Oct. 23

Submitted by OPALCO All of San Juan County will be affected by…

  • Sep 7th, 2018

Orcas Island car wreck under investigation | Update

(Editor’s note: A previous version of this article stated that one of…

  • Sep 7th, 2018

Letters left; delinquent drivers; permit problems | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 9th, 2018

Boat, without passengers, sinks near Friday Harbor

Submitted by the U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest The U.S. Coast Guard…

  • Sep 7th, 2018

Share thoughts on Washington State Ferries plans at San Juans open houses

Submitted by Washington State Ferries More than half of Washington State Ferries’…

  • Sep 11th, 2018

Wildfire contained off Beaverton Valley Road on San Juan | Update

A wildfire swept through about an acre of Dancing Seeds Farm near…

San Juan, Canadian islands team up against pipeline expansion

Submitted by San Juan County In light of the Canadian Government’s purchase…

  • Sep 5th, 2018

Inter Island Medical Center property remains on the market

For the second time in about three months, an offer to purchase…

San Juan County officials explain ‘Home Fund’

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Home Fund is…

  • Sep 10th, 2018

Sick, young orca, J50, is presumed dead; NOAA stops ‘active’ search | Update

A missing adolescent orca has likely lost her fight against illness and…

Canadian Court of Appeals halts Trans Mountain Pipeline

Another legal roadblock was put in the path of the Trans Mountain…

Contributed photo/NOAA
                                An Atlantic salmon.

WDFW authorizes transfer of Atlantic salmon into net pens

Submitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife The Washington Department…

  • Sep 8th, 2018
Contributed photo/NOAA
                                An Atlantic salmon.

OPALCO power line clearing work in progress

Submitted by OPALCO OPALCO tree trimming crews are at work throughout San…

  • Sep 6th, 2018

Intoxicated injuries, tasteless threats, canine complaints | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 5th, 2018

San Juan County civic campus plan virtual open house and survey | Update

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

  • Sep 6th, 2018

Friday Harbor smoke test causes false-alarm fire call

They say where there’s smoke, there’s fire, but not when town officials…

Ferry writer in residence

Submitted by Iris Graville Recently, Washington State Ferries launched its first-ever “Writer-in-Residence”…

  • Sep 6th, 2018

Task force to save orcas meets in Anacortes

With just 75 Southern resident orcas remaining, a group is taking action…

Five facts about OPALCO’s solar power project

The sun shines brighter in the San Juans than most of Washington…

Shoreline Master Program needs updates to protect marine habitat

It’s back to the drawing board for San Juan County’s Shoreline Master…

Orcas man accused of distributing child pornography

(Warning: The following story contains explicit details about sexual violence.) Eastound resident…

Ridership soars as passengers flock to state ferries for holiday weekend

Nearly 8 million people have used the Washington State Ferries, more than…

  • Aug 30th, 2018

What will it take to save the Chinook?

Once weighing approximately 120 pounds, Chinook salmon reach only half that size…

Washington State Ferries open houses in the San Juans

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Help shape the future of Washington State…

  • Aug 29th, 2018

San Juan County residents drink more than their neighbors | UW Medicine program releases health data

San Juan County residents outdrink the rest of the state by more…

Samish sailing slower through the San Juans

Today, Wednesday, Aug. 29, the Samish ferry on the San Juan Islands…

  • Aug 29th, 2018

Burn ban for campfires and barbecues lifted in San Juan County | Update

Submitted by San Juan County With the recent moist weather, recreational fires…

  • Sep 6th, 2018

Re-count update

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditor’s Office San Juan County has…

  • Aug 28th, 2018