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Samish experiences engine problems

After three days of delayed sailings because of an issue with the…

 

County agencies receive record retention funds

Nearly $100,000 in grants were awarded by Legislature to local government agencies…

 

AG Ferguson sues Navy over impact of expanded Growler jet operations

Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit on July 9 against the…

  • Jul 17th, 2019

 

State Attorney General is suing Navy over Growler expansion at NAS Whidbey

The state’s top lawyer is suing the Navy over the noise and…

Village of the Harbour fundraiser

Submitted by the Village at the Harbour The Village at the Harbour…

  • Jul 17th, 2019

Community copes with child care costs

Access to child care is an issue that extends beyond the county…

Firefighters respond to Friday house fire

Submitted by San Juan Island Fire and Rescue On the morning of…

  • Jul 15th, 2019

Banned burn, dead deer, stop sign sliders | Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following. June 26…

  • Jul 13th, 2019

Vacancies on county committees

The San Juan County Council is searching for county citizens to fill…

  • Jul 9th, 2019

State ferry Hyak has sailed into retirement

Submitted by Washington State Ferries After nearly 52 years in the Washington…

  • Jul 11th, 2019

Scientists are looking for new lizards on Orcas and need the community’s help

Submitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Scientists are looking…

  • Jul 12th, 2019

Chainsaw complaint; Mysterious male motorist; Cast-off carpet | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following. June 19…

  • Jul 6th, 2019

County’s plan for wildfire protection

Fire season is in full swing as the warmer drier weather has…

Whole-person care with Apple Health comes to San Juan County on July 1

The following is from the Washington State Health Care Authority. Beginning July…

  • Jul 8th, 2019

Hogle trial postponed until November

The trial of an Orcas man accused of possessing and distributing child…

More facts from ferries

The Hyak is officially retired as of July 1, the Elwha is…

Ferries adds sailings for July 4 holiday

There will be unscheduled supplemental service through the San Juan Islands this…

  • Jul 2nd, 2019

The great Orcas emu rescue

Tish Knapp awoke on Thursday, June 27 to find her two 1-year-old…

Elwha cleared of bomb threat | Suspicious note prompted investigation

On July 1, at 1:32 p.m. the San Juan County Sheriff’s office…

  • Jul 1st, 2019

Friday Harbor man charged with assault in the second degree – strangulation

Stuart Gray Piff, 35, of Friday Harbor, has been charged with assault…

Washington State Ferries explains spring sailing delays

For residents of the San Juan Islands, the state-run ferry system is…

Trampled transformer, dog diplomacy and a violated vehicle | Sheriff Log

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

  • Jun 29th, 2019
(UW Medicine/contributed photo)

State’s Kaiser investigation concludes

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner for Washington State released the results…

(UW Medicine/contributed photo)

Council talks radios and housing

San Juan County emergency services may be getting an upgrade to its…

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center awarded for excellence

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor, Washington, was recognized with…

  • Jun 28th, 2019

Tenant sends formal protest letter to Port of Friday Harbor

Update: An earlier version of this article had the headline of “Jensen…

  • Jul 15th, 2019

Vehicle violators, explosive examiners, seat belt scofflaws | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 22nd, 2019

Ferry advisory commission discusses ferry suggestions

An impending increase in ferry fares, the dependability of the islands’ vessels…

Fish and Wildlife/Contributed photo
                                A bear that visited several islands was captured and returned to the wilderness.

Island-hopping bear is caught and returned to wild

“The nicest bear” is back in the wilderness after a fruitless search…

Fish and Wildlife/Contributed photo
                                A bear that visited several islands was captured and returned to the wilderness.
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                                Pinto abalone.

Fish and Wildlife Commission lists pinto abalone as endangered

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is working with federal and…

  • Jun 20th, 2019
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                                Pinto abalone.
House Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, on the status of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Rep. Larsen introduces a defense bill that includes Growler mitigation

Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, a senior member of the House Armed Services…

  • Jun 19th, 2019
House Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, on the status of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
J26 (brother) with J16 (mother) breaching. (Photo: Katy Foster)

Task force teams up with Canada for orca solutions

The United States and Canada are working together to save the endangered…

J26 (brother) with J16 (mother) breaching. (Photo: Katy Foster)

Cruising cows, meandering mopeds and vanishing vehicles | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 15th, 2019

Gov. Inslee meets with OPALCO to talk broadband, clean energy and electric ferries

Submitted by OPALCO On Tuesday, May 28, leadership from Orcas Power and…

  • Jun 13th, 2019

Participate in the first step of the land capacity analysis

Submitted by San Juan County A draft web map for gross developable…

  • Jun 13th, 2019

Graduating band students receive $3,000 in scholarships

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Friends of Music Members of the One…

  • Jun 17th, 2019

A storm is coming, maybe; a quarterly review of county finances

Submitted by County Auditor F. Milene Henley As a child, I loved…

  • Jun 11th, 2019

Coffelt farm update

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank The land bank is taking…

  • Jun 10th, 2019

Ferries talks fares in Friday Harbor

A proposed 5 percent rise in ferry fares over the next two…

Several speeders, disappeared dogs and business burglaries | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 8th, 2019