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Covid case update

Submitted by San Juan County. Since the last update on Friday, Nov.…

  • Nov 26th, 2021

 

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PeaceHealth welcomes new family physician

Steven Hoang, DO, has joined the PeaceHealth Medical Group Family Practice at…

  • Nov 26th, 2021

 

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  • Nov 24th, 2021

 

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Vaccine booster appointments available now

San Juan County Health and Community Services has released 4,000 Moderna booster…

  • Nov 24th, 2021
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WSF returns to a regular schedule under a two-week trial period.

Editor’s note: The ferry situation is changing daily. The story below reflects…

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Updated Salish Sea vessel traffic projections released

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. The recently updated Salish Sea…

  • Nov 25th, 2021
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COVID-19 weekly case update

Since the last update on Friday, Nov. 12, there have been 28…

  • Nov 18th, 2021
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Burglar steals money from The Little Store

A San Juan Island deputy responded to a reported burglary at The…

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Pestering post, ‘net nastiness, tipped trailer | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Nov. 10…

  • Nov 24th, 2021
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Family Resource Center holds Special Olympics at Paradise Lanes

The Young Adult Association of San Juan didn’t strike out this year…

  • Nov 22nd, 2021
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Compass Health expands team and service capacity in San Juan County to meet local behavioral health needs

Submitted by Compass Health. With a team of mental health and substance…

  • Nov 21st, 2021
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Mullis Center election results are in

by Gretchen M. Krampf, MSOD, PCC Mullis Community Senior Center Communications Coordinator…

  • Nov 16th, 2021
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PeaceHealth announces additions to Rehab Therapy team

Submitted by PeaceHealth in Friday Harbor. We are pleased to announce that…

  • Nov 18th, 2021

Washington PTAC, EDC offer workshop on Government Contracting Essentials

Interested in doing business with the government? Join Washington PTAC and the…

  • Nov 17th, 2021
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Proposal to rename Harney Channel passes major milestone

Submitted by Ken Carrasco. The Washington State Board of Geographic Names voted…

  • Nov 18th, 2021
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(from left to right) Skagit Valley College Foundation Director of Development Pam Davis, SVC Vice President of Advancement Anne Clark, SVC Foundation Executive Director Brad Tuininga, San Juan Head Start Center Manager Sarah Werling, SVC Executive Director of San Juan Center Randy Martin, and SVC Director of Residence Life Griffin Uchida.

All Head Start modulars have arrived; construction completion date remains unknown

The new Head Start building at Friday Harbor Elementary School is inching…

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(from left to right) Skagit Valley College Foundation Director of Development Pam Davis, SVC Vice President of Advancement Anne Clark, SVC Foundation Executive Director Brad Tuininga, San Juan Head Start Center Manager Sarah Werling, SVC Executive Director of San Juan Center Randy Martin, and SVC Director of Residence Life Griffin Uchida.
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Found fob, contentious caller, forklift faux pas | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 16th, 2021
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Weekly case update – County COVID stats

Submitted by San Juan County. Since the last update on Friday, Nov.…

  • Nov 15th, 2021
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Point Lawrence Road on Orcas is washed out just past Doe Bay Resort.

Weather creates hazardous conditions

Submitted by Brendan Cowan. Extremely heavy rains have fallen across the islands…

  • Nov 16th, 2021
Point Lawrence Road on Orcas is washed out just past Doe Bay Resort.
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New FAQ on Moderna and JJ boosters

New FAQ on Moderna and J&J boosters, pediatric doses and more

  • Nov 13th, 2021
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Pediatric vaccination appointments now available

Submitted by San Juan County. With FDA and CDC approval of the…

  • Nov 12th, 2021
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Seeking new farmers and landowners for USDA grant project

Submitted by WSU Extension — San Juan County. Here in the San…

  • Nov 12th, 2021
San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1/Contributed photo Medical Program Director Joshua Corsa, M.D., along with crews from San Juan Island Fire and Rescue and San Juan Island EMS recognized Joe and Dave for their quick response.

Lifesaving efforts by members of the public

Submitted by San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1. Congrats to…

  • Nov 10th, 2021
San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1/Contributed photo Medical Program Director Joshua Corsa, M.D., along with crews from San Juan Island Fire and Rescue and San Juan Island EMS recognized Joe and Dave for their quick response.
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Cheer squad kept fans spirits high.

Friday Harbor Wolverines overpowered by Toledo Riverhawks in playoff game

Friday Harbor and Toledo met at Oak Harbor High School Memorial Stadium…

  • Nov 9th, 2021
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Cheer squad kept fans spirits high.
Crime coverage in San Juan County.

Kevin Taylor found not guilty for murder of his wife after retrial

WARNING: The following story contains graphic details about domestic violence. A Friday…

Crime coverage in San Juan County.
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Three-boat schedule remains; no reservations

Washington State Ferries will temporarily operate reduced sailing schedules on most routes…

  • Nov 8th, 2021
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Rainbowed robber, morning menace, custody confusion | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 8th, 2021
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Those elected in the 2021 race weigh in on their plans for the term

San Juan County voters cast their ballots in a number of races…

Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View

Weekly COVID case update

Submitted by San Juan County. Since the last update on Friday, Oct.…

  • Nov 7th, 2021
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Food product development class

Submitted by Kate Mikulak, Agriculture Program Coordinator WSU Extension is presenting “Introduction…

  • Nov 6th, 2021
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Stewardship

Stewardship Network announces annual awards

Submitted by Amy Nesler. Congratulations to this year’s 2021 Good Steward Award…

  • Nov 3rd, 2021
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2021 San Juan County Election

San Juan County voters cast their ballots in a number of races…

  • Nov 3rd, 2021
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An update on the deer virus

By Patricia Guthrie Contributor The virus that sickened and killed hundreds of…

  • Nov 2nd, 2021
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WSF offering ticket refunds and suspending no-show fees

Submitted by Washington State Ferries. While WSF is unable to extend the…

  • Nov 2nd, 2021
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Housing study requests proposals

Submitted by the San Juan Makers Guild. San Juan County has a…

  • Nov 1st, 2021
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ferry update

WSF off to a rocky week following firings

Washington State Ferries is still sorting out the aftermath of the recent…

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Torn tent, kidnapped canine, taken tips | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 31st, 2021
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This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium. The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding vaccinations for millions more children as a panel of government advisers on Tuesday, Oct. 26, endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer’s shots for 5- to 11-year-olds. (Pfizer via AP, File)

Weekly covid case update

Submitted by San Juan County. Since the last update on Friday, October…

  • Oct 30th, 2021
This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium. The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding vaccinations for millions more children as a panel of government advisers on Tuesday, Oct. 26, endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer’s shots for 5- to 11-year-olds. (Pfizer via AP, File)
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Dancer Valerie Goliff.

Live performance art at SJIMA featuring Bellingham artist

Bellingham artist Francie Allen will be in Friday Harbor Saturday evening, Nov.…

  • Oct 29th, 2021
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Dancer Valerie Goliff.
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Container Ship Catches Fire off Coast of Victoria; 109 Containers Still to Be Recovered

Some may have smelled the aftermath on the West side of San…

Photo courtesy of the Canadian Coast Guard.