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State Supreme Court nullifies Eyman’s $30 car-tab initiative

Justices on Thursday unanimously agreed that voter-approved Initiative 976 is unconstitutional.

  • Oct 19th, 2020

 

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Take the 2020 ferry rider survey now

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Washington State Ferries encourages customers to participate…

  • Oct 19th, 2020

 

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San Juan County Lodging Tax Committee announcement

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Lodging Tax Committee…

  • Oct 18th, 2020

 

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San Juan County awards $1.7 million from the Home Fund

The Home Fund is managed with oversight from the Housing Advisory Committee and the County Council.

  • Oct 18th, 2020
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Over 62,796 people and 41 Organizations ask Governor Inslee to Oppose a New Shipping Terminal at the Canadian border

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Canada’s largest port, the Port…

  • Oct 17th, 2020
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Four council candidate field questions during forum

It may have been a virtual debate, but plenty of issues were…

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Second-half 2020 property taxes are due Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Treasurer, Rhonda Pederson would…

  • Oct 16th, 2020
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PeaceHealth warns of phone scams impacting patients

PeaceHealth Hospital has received reports of recent phone scams, or “vishing” scams.

  • Oct 16th, 2020
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Flu vaccine availability in San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County In the time of COVID-19, being vaccinated…

  • Oct 16th, 2020
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Governor loosens limits on indoor dining

Submitted by San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau As many local restaurants are…

  • Oct 15th, 2020
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New case in San Juan County brings total to 33

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

  • Oct 14th, 2020
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Miscreant moorage, distressed deer, Lopez litter | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 17th, 2020
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Sculptor Gareth Curtiss, right, with his statue of Friday Harbor founder Edward Warbass and Bob the dog. (Matt Pranger/contributed photo)

Town installs bronze sculpture of founder Edward Warbass

A life-size bronze statue of town founder Edward D. Warbass and his canine companion Bob.

  • Oct 16th, 2020
Sculptor Gareth Curtiss, right, with his statue of Friday Harbor founder Edward Warbass and Bob the dog. (Matt Pranger/contributed photo)
Photo caption: Fish For Teeth sponsors a mobile dental van for dental clinics in the San Juan Islands, up to four times a year. (Contributed photo.)

Fish taco fundraiser this Friday

Submitted by Fish for Teeth Fish for Teeth is continuing its tooth-fixing…

  • Oct 14th, 2020
Photo caption: Fish For Teeth sponsors a mobile dental van for dental clinics in the San Juan Islands, up to four times a year. (Contributed photo.)
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Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant Program grantees announced

Submitted by The Economic Development Council of San Juan County The Economic…

  • Oct 14th, 2020
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EDC, town, Anacortes study economic impacts from Sidney ferry

Submitted by The Economic Development Council of San Juan County The Economic…

  • Oct 14th, 2020
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San Juan County extends CARES Small Business Relief Grant deadline and eligibility

Awards will range up to $5,000 for eligible San Juan County businesses

  • Oct 14th, 2020
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Tips for a safe and fun Halloween

Halloween will look and feel a little bit different this year because of COVID-19.

  • Oct 13th, 2020
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State to provide $300,000 in emergency grants to Washington shellfish growers

Departments of Commerce and Agriculture partner with Impact Washington to create Shellfish Seed Bank

  • Oct 12th, 2020
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Worn-out welcome, tipsy teens, rogue rental | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 10th, 2020
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Salmon habitat restored on Sucia Island

On-the-ground work to restore habitat has come to fruition.

  • Oct 9th, 2020
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SJICF grants $15k for free flu shots

Supporting the health of our most vulnerable neighbors on San Juan Island during COVID-19.

  • Oct 8th, 2020
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San Juan Island Library to purchase Life Care Center as library’s future home

The San Juan Island Library District entered an agreement for a property for a future library site.

  • Oct 7th, 2020
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An EA-18G Growler taxis toward the runway at Ault Field, Whidbey Island on March 29, 2019.

Groups seek to cease Navy encroachment

The Navy’s Growlers have been a bane of many Lopezians for nearly a decade.

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An EA-18G Growler taxis toward the runway at Ault Field, Whidbey Island on March 29, 2019.

County Council Candidates Youth Forum

They will ask the county council candidates questions about the environment and climate change.

  • Oct 7th, 2020
PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center’s 2020 Press Ganey awards. (Contributed photo)

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center earns two national awards

Emergency department recognized for excellence in patient experience

  • Oct 6th, 2020
PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center’s 2020 Press Ganey awards. (Contributed photo)
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Owls attack people at English Camp

These encounters have been reported on English Camp’s Bell Point Loop Trail in recent weeks.

  • Oct 6th, 2020
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Washington State Department of Health prepares to deploy new rapid COVID-19 tests

Washington State Department of Health to report antigen test results as well.

  • Oct 6th, 2020
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Elections Q and A with the San Juan County Auditor

Interest is high in this year’s general election.

  • Oct 5th, 2020

State parks announces free days for 2021

Agency sets 12 free day-use visits next year

  • Oct 5th, 2020
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Assessor Change of Value notices mailed on Oct. 1

Determining value is the first part of a budget-based assessment process.

  • Oct 5th, 2020
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Drought-stricken farmers, ranchers have more time to replace livestock

This extension immediately impacts drought sales that occurred during 2016.

  • Oct 5th, 2020
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Elections equipment testing, Oct. 14

Logic and accuracy testing is performed prior to every election

  • Oct 5th, 2020
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Manhandled mailboxes, chicken concerns, market misconduct | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 4th, 2020

Pacasum sentenced to 54 months in prison

An Orcas teen who pleaded guilty to rape of a child has been sentenced.

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Burn permits go on sale Oct. 5

Fall is here and the time has come for burn permits to go on sale.

  • Oct 3rd, 2020
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A recap of summer 2020 | An interview with council chairperson Hughes

“San Juan County is the safest in the state.”

COVID-19 transmission at a crossroads in Washington state going into fall

The Washington Department of Health released the latest statewide situation report on Sept. 25.

  • Oct 2nd, 2020

Islands to glow purple for domestic abuse awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

  • Oct 1st, 2020

Quiet Skies and Sound Defense Alliance to host Zoom meeting

Quiet Skies and Sound Defense Alliance are hosting a Zoom gathering on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. for residents of the San Juan Islands.

  • Sep 29th, 2020