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Historic weapons demonstration ignites fire at American Camp

Submitted by San Juan Island National Historical Park On Sunday, July 15,…

  • Jul 16th, 2018

 

Boating couple, two kayakers rescued near San Juans, July 14, 15

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

  • Jul 16th, 2018

 

Primary candidates forum on San Juan Island

U.S. Congressional, Washington state Legislature hopefuls talk health care, taxes and more

 

Wounded wildlife; several speeders; warrants and wrecks | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 15th, 2018
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                                A Coast Guard helicopter aircrew from Air Station Port Angeles transfers an unresponsive individual to local Emergency Medical Service personnel after recovering him the water near the Strait of Juan de Fuca on July 10.

Cruise ship passenger falls overboard, dies near Strait of Juan de Fuca

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

  • Jul 11th, 2018
Contributed photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi U.S. Coast Guard District 13
                                A Coast Guard helicopter aircrew from Air Station Port Angeles transfers an unresponsive individual to local Emergency Medical Service personnel after recovering him the water near the Strait of Juan de Fuca on July 10.

San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney candidates fight for freedom of speech

Two candidates running for prosecuting attorney are battling for freedom of speech…

State revokes certification of former detective

Staff report The Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission revoked the certificate…

  • Jul 10th, 2018

Coast Guard rescues injured hiker from Obstruction Island on July 4

Submitted by U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Public Affairs Office A Coast…

  • Jul 10th, 2018

Trial set for Friday Harbor man charged with multiple felonies

Staff report A Friday Harbor man charged with multiple felonies has a…

  • Jul 13th, 2018

San Juan County environmental advocates urge voluntary ditch of plastic straws

San Juan County environmental advocates have a simple solution for people to…

Rep. Larsen releases statement on tariffs against Chinese products

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s Office U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, who is…

  • Jul 6th, 2018

Trespass trifecta, braking bad and tarp trepidation | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 8th, 2018

Rep. Rick Larsen asks Navy secretary questions about Whidbey Growlers

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s Office Editor’s note: The following is a…

  • Jul 9th, 2018
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Two bull elk photographed on Orcas

Two bull elk strolled through a yard on the western side of…

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Local attorney sues Town of Friday Harbor, staff over land dispute

According to island history, if you mess with someone’s pig there could…

Town of Friday Harbor staff suspend Web Street construction from July 3-8

Submitted by The Town of Friday Harbor Web Street in Friday Harbor…

  • Jul 3rd, 2018

Coast Guard rescues injured 70-year-old after boat runs aground near Sucia

Submitted by the U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest On Monday,…

  • Jul 3rd, 2018

State to change Washington licenses to comply with Real ID Act

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

  • Jul 9th, 2018
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Washington launches website to compare medical procedure prices

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s Office Would you like to know how…

  • Jul 8th, 2018
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Tourist saves local man from flaming car on San Juan Island

Donald Hubner came to San Juan Island a tourist but left a…

Firearm fiascos, beach ban and right-of-way wrongs | San Juan County Sheriff Log

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

  • Jul 3rd, 2018
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                                Chinook salmon

State changes fishing rules to protect Columbia River Chinook salmon

Submitted by WDFW Since July 1, anglers can catch and keep sockeye…

  • Jul 6th, 2018
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                                Chinook salmon

San Juan County Council looks to fill roughly 50 local board vacancies

Submitted by the San Juan County Council The San Juan County Council…

  • Jul 5th, 2018

Food stamp recipients can buy fresh, local food through county program

Submitted by San Juan County A local campaign is helping food stamp…

  • Jul 11th, 2018

Center for Whale Research opens learning venue in Friday Harbor

The skull of a transient orca will be one of the first…

Volunteers against Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline honored on Greenpeace vessel in Friday Harbor

To emphasize the impacts of the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline,…

Washington State Ferries staff releases public comments on long-range plan

Submitted by WSF Washington State Ferries staff received 869 survey responses and…

  • Jun 28th, 2018

Fourth of July Parade street closures and detours in Friday Harbor

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Parking and vehicle access on…

  • Jun 28th, 2018

San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 to discuss more property offers on June 28

Staff report The San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 Board will…

  • Jun 26th, 2018

San Juan County joins lawsuit against manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids

The San Juan Islands are not immune to the national opioid crisis,…

New San Juan County flood hazard regulations adopted

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County has adopted new flood…

  • Jun 25th, 2018
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Two-lane roundabout now in place at Sharpes Corner in Anacortes

Submitted by the Washington Department of Transportation Crews have opened the final…

  • Jun 25th, 2018
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County council approves new vision statement for San Juan County’s future

The future of the San Juan Islands has already been written and…

State Upholds San Juan County’s Shoreline Master Program

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County adopted a new Shoreline…

  • Jun 23rd, 2018

San County County District Court judge dismisses citizen’s petition to file charges against former detective | Update

Staff report San Juan County District Court Judge Stewart Andrew has rejected…

  • Jul 12th, 2018

San Juan County launches Whale Warning flags to protect local whales | Update

Submitted by San Juan County This summer a Whale Warning Flag program…

  • Jun 27th, 2018

San Juan County has third lowest unemployment rate in the state

Submitted by the Employment Security Department According to the Employment Security Department,…

  • Jun 22nd, 2018

Race to Alaska boat runs aground on San Juan Island

A combination of wind and tidal currents pushed a 26-foot Haida sailboat…

Eleven chickenpox cases on Orcas Island | Update

Submitted by San Juan County Eleven cases of Varicella, or chickenpox, have…

  • Jul 2nd, 2018

June 18 fire contained off Kanaka Bay Road on San Juan Island

Firefighters responded to an outbuilding fire on San Juan Island, the night…