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Four council candidates set to move on to November’s general election

Christine Minney, Ryan Palmateer, Rick Hughes and Cindy Wolf are the four…

  • Aug 4th, 2020

 

Hot, dry conditions prompt commissioner Franz to enact statewide burn ban

Submitted by the Washington Department of Natural Resources Commissioner of Public Lands…

  • Aug 5th, 2020

 

Outdoor Recreation generates big money in Washington

Submitted by the State of Washington Recreation and Conservation Office People spend…

  • Aug 6th, 2020

 

Cover your face, says Department of Health

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health More than 50,000 people in…

  • Aug 6th, 2020

COVID-19 activity continues to grow in Washington state as hospitalizations and deaths rise

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

  • Aug 5th, 2020
SR³ SeaLife Response, Rehab and Research (NMFS research permit 19091)/contributed photo
                                Tahlequah, J35, is seen in two aerial photos from SR³. The wideness of her mid-section is evidence of her pregnancy, according to researchers.

World-famous mourning mother orca pregnant again

It’s been nearly two years to the day since Tahlequah, J35, carried…

SR³ SeaLife Response, Rehab and Research (NMFS research permit 19091)/contributed photo
                                Tahlequah, J35, is seen in two aerial photos from SR³. The wideness of her mid-section is evidence of her pregnancy, according to researchers.

Face covering compliance high in the San Juans

An informal survey performed by San Juan County’s COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center…

A recap of the islands’ most recent COVID cases

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County is shifting to a…

  • Aug 4th, 2020

Tensions run high at joint meeting between the fire department and public hospital district

A joint meeting between the Public Hospital District and Fire District ended…

Island marble butterfly adult on its host plant, field mustard. (USFWS/contributed photo)

Nature notes – A moveable feast

By Kayla Seaforth San Juan County Land Bank Field Assistant ­­The green…

  • Aug 3rd, 2020
Island marble butterfly adult on its host plant, field mustard. (USFWS/contributed photo)

Local businesses receive help from the Department of Commerce

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

  • Aug 3rd, 2020

Grellet-Tinner’s lawsuit against county dismissed

A 2017 lawsuit against San Juan County, Sheriff Ron Krebs and former…

There’s good news and there’s bad news

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

  • Aug 1st, 2020

We did it before; we can do it again

Remember how we flattened the curve?

  • Aug 1st, 2020

Fire Department special meeting Aug. 3

The San Juan County Fire District No. 3 Board of Commissioners will…

  • Jul 31st, 2020

Two new cases of COVID in San Juan County

Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced in San Juan County on…

  • Jul 30th, 2020

Fire Department apologizes for commissioner’s offensive comment

Submitted by Fire District Board of Commissioners Chair Bob Jarman I am…

  • Jul 30th, 2020

Marred mailbox. forbidden fireworks, pinched pots | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 31st, 2020

Planning commission approves marijuana draft ordinance

San Juan County is one step closer to amending marijuana production and…

Recreate responsibly, avoid marine mammals

Keep away from marine mammals — for both your safety and theirs.…

San Juan County COVID-19 update

San Juan County will remain in Phase Two for the foreseeable future.…

WSF to release reservations for Sept. 27-Jan. 2 on Aug. 27

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Starting at 7 a.m. on Aug. 27,…

  • Jul 27th, 2020

Statewide face-covering order expansion

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health As of July 25,…

  • Jul 26th, 2020

New cases on Lopez and San Juan

Over the weekend, two new cases of COVID-19 were announced in San…

  • Jul 26th, 2020

Grellet-Tinner case dismissed

Submitted by San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney Randy Gaylord The lawsuit by…

  • Jul 24th, 2020

Inslee announces rollbacks to some activities to slow COVID-19 exposure

Modifications related to weddings and funerals, restaurants, bars, and fitness and entertainment.

  • Jul 24th, 2020

Department of health talks back to school

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health It’s the height of…

  • Jul 26th, 2020

Cornered canine, boat blaze, sidewalk sleeper | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 25th, 2020

New COVID case on San Juan brings county count to 26

Submitted by San Juan County One new positive COVID-19 case has been…

  • Jul 23rd, 2020

Spring Street asphalt repairs

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Traffic will be disrupted while…

  • Jul 24th, 2020

Inslee announces steps to address COVID-19 spread

Steps include smaller gathering size limits and ban on live entertainment

  • Jul 22nd, 2020

Department of Health publishes detailed COVID-19 preliminary death data report

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health In the continuing effort to…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020

Get on board with safety during Paddle Safe Week, July 19-25

Submitted by Washinton State Parks The Washington State Parks Boating Program wants…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020

Second street receives fog seal

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Second Street will be fog…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020

Larsen secures key wins for Northwest Washington in Water Resources Development Act

Submitted by the Office of Rick Larsen On July 15, Rep. Rick…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020

New case of COVID on Orcas

Submitted by San Juan County One new positive COVID-19 case has been…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020

‘Plastic Free July’ goes local with the launch of the Plastic Free Salish Sea campaign

Submitted by Plastic Free Salish Sea Plastic Free July, https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/, is a…

  • Jul 20th, 2020

New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three

Over the course of four days, five new cases of COVID-19 were…

Application for Phase Three returned to San Juan County

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

  • Jul 20th, 2020

Missing microscope, stolen sailboat, drone drive-bys | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 19th, 2020