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Back-To-Business Grant awards announced

Back-To-Business Grant awards announced

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

  • Jul 14th, 2020
Back-To-Business Grant awards announced
A look at San Juan County Council candidates

A look at San Juan County Council candidates

This fall, San Juan County residents will be voting for two positions…

  • Jul 14th, 2020
A look at San Juan County Council candidates
Three new cases of COVID reported on San Juan Island

Three new cases of COVID reported on San Juan Island

Submitted by San Juan County Over the weekend of July 11-12, three…

  • Jul 13th, 2020
Three new cases of COVID reported on San Juan Island
Friends don’t let friends spread COVID-19

Friends don’t let friends spread COVID-19

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 in Washington is now…

  • Jul 13th, 2020
Friends don’t let friends spread COVID-19
(Washington State Ferries Twitter/Contributed photo)

Washington State Ferries continues to operate through a global pandemic

Washington State Ferries is not immune to COVID-19, according to Amy Scarton.…

(Washington State Ferries Twitter/Contributed photo)
This photo shows the apparent moment of impact of Monday’s collision between the ferry Tokitae and a humpback whale that had just surfaced. (Bart Rulon)

Humpback whale hit by Mukilteo ferry, Chip, is presumed dead

The whale, age 3, has not been seen since being struck Monday. His companion was later seen alone.

  • Jul 10th, 2020
This photo shows the apparent moment of impact of Monday’s collision between the ferry Tokitae and a humpback whale that had just surfaced. (Bart Rulon)
Logic and accuracy testing

Logic and accuracy testing

Submitted by San Juan County A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot…

  • Jul 10th, 2020
Logic and accuracy testing
Crashed cycle, touring toddler, abandoned auto | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Crashed cycle, touring toddler, abandoned auto | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 9th, 2020
Crashed cycle, touring toddler, abandoned auto | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
County gives $40,000 to each resource center for rental assistance

County gives $40,000 to each resource center for rental assistance

The county has nearly tripled its emergency rental assistance contribution to resource…

County gives $40,000 to each resource center for rental assistance
Update to district residents

Update to district residents

Submitted by the San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 Your…

  • Jul 8th, 2020
Update to district residents

Inslee announces funding for rent assistance, tribal recovery, small businesses and nonprofits

Submitted by the Office of Governor Jay Inslee Distributed this week to…

  • Jul 7th, 2020
Lieutenant Governor Primary Forum, July 9

Lieutenant Governor Primary Forum, July 9

Submitted by the League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund The…

  • Jul 7th, 2020
Lieutenant Governor Primary Forum, July 9
A reminder that the Southern resident orcas are still struggling

A reminder that the Southern resident orcas are still struggling

The Southern resident orcas waited until the very end of June to…

A reminder that the Southern resident orcas are still struggling
New COVID-19 reports show concerning patterns of inequity, rise in cases among younger people

New COVID-19 reports show concerning patterns of inequity, rise in cases among younger people

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

  • Jul 7th, 2020
New COVID-19 reports show concerning patterns of inequity, rise in cases among younger people
New case of COVID-19 on Orcas Island

New case of COVID-19 on Orcas Island

Submitted by San Juan County Over the weekend, the San Juan County…

  • Jul 6th, 2020
New case of COVID-19 on Orcas Island
County phases, climbing cases should mean altered summer travel plans for most Washingtonians

County phases, climbing cases should mean altered summer travel plans for most Washingtonians

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

  • Jul 5th, 2020
County phases, climbing cases should mean altered summer travel plans for most Washingtonians
Keep your child safe by staying up to date on vaccinations during COVID-19

Keep your child safe by staying up to date on vaccinations during COVID-19

Submitted by San Juan County While there isn’t a vaccine against COVID-19…

  • Jul 5th, 2020
Keep your child safe by staying up to date on vaccinations during COVID-19
Taxpayers should file by July 15 tax deadline; automatic extension to Oct. 15 available

Taxpayers should file by July 15 tax deadline; automatic extension to Oct. 15 available

Submitted by the Internal Revenue Service The Department of the Treasury and…

  • Jul 5th, 2020
Taxpayers should file by July 15 tax deadline; automatic extension to Oct. 15 available
Top ten reasons to wear a mask

Top ten reasons to wear a mask

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health 10. So the kids…

  • Jul 4th, 2020
Top ten reasons to wear a mask
OPALCO warns of scammers

OPALCO warns of scammers

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative Orcas Power and Light Cooperative…

  • Jul 3rd, 2020
OPALCO warns of scammers
Public asked to protect honey bees by reporting sightings of the invasive Asian giant hornet

Public asked to protect honey bees by reporting sightings of the invasive Asian giant hornet

Submitted by the State of Washington Recreation and Conservation Office As summer…

  • Jul 3rd, 2020
Public asked to protect honey bees by reporting sightings of the invasive Asian giant hornet

Larsen votes for police conduct reform, equal justice legislation

Larsen votes for police conduct reform, equal justice legislation

  • Jul 2nd, 2020
Community service program - calling all non-profits

Community service program – calling all non-profits

Submitted by the San Juan County Adult Probation Office The courts of…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020
Community service program - calling all non-profits
Public hearing regarding marijuana production and processing regulations

Public hearing regarding marijuana production and processing regulations

Submitted by San Juan County The Planning Commission will take public testimony…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020
Public hearing regarding marijuana production and processing regulations
San Juan County will not move to Phase Three just yet

San Juan County will not move to Phase Three just yet

Submitted by the San Juan County Department of Emergency Management Gov. Jay…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020
San Juan County will not move to Phase Three just yet
Gallivanting goats, dangerous dog, odorous offense | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Gallivanting goats, dangerous dog, odorous offense | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 2nd, 2020
Gallivanting goats, dangerous dog, odorous offense | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
Reminder: All personal fireworks are illegal in San Juan County

Reminder: All personal fireworks are illegal in San Juan County

Submitted by the San Juan County Fire Marshal’s Office A friendly reminder…

  • Jul 1st, 2020
Reminder: All personal fireworks are illegal in San Juan County
The show must go on | Friday Harbor fireworks 2020

The show must go on | Friday Harbor fireworks 2020

With little fanfare being made, Friday Harbor will still host fireworks this…

The show must go on | Friday Harbor fireworks 2020
Myths and facts about cloth face coverings

Myths and facts about cloth face coverings

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

  • Jun 29th, 2020
Myths and facts about cloth face coverings
State Parks urges Fourth of July revelers to recreate responsibly

State Parks urges Fourth of July revelers to recreate responsibly

Submitted by Washington State Parks The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission…

  • Jun 29th, 2020
State Parks urges Fourth of July revelers to recreate responsibly
San Juan County pursues Phase Three

San Juan County pursues Phase Three

San Juan County may soon be entering Phase Three of Gov. Jay…

San Juan County pursues Phase Three
Helping businesses, employees customers stay safe

Helping businesses, employees customers stay safe

Submitted by San Juan County There are some relatively simple best practices…

  • Jun 28th, 2020
Helping businesses, employees customers stay safe
AG Ferguson wins refunds for victims of COVID-19 ‘vaccine’ scam

AG Ferguson wins refunds for victims of COVID-19 ‘vaccine’ scam

Submitted by Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced…

  • Jun 27th, 2020
AG Ferguson wins refunds for victims of COVID-19 ‘vaccine’ scam
Business assistance deadline June 30

Business assistance deadline June 30

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council The last day…

  • Jun 27th, 2020
Business assistance deadline June 30
Viruses don’t discriminate, but we do

Viruses don’t discriminate, but we do

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health In Washington state, 37 percent…

  • Jun 26th, 2020
Viruses don’t discriminate, but we do
County to request moving to modified Phase Three

County to request moving to modified Phase Three

Submitted by San Juan County Following a recommendation from San Juan County…

  • Jun 24th, 2020
County to request moving to modified Phase Three
Update on recent San Juan County cases

Update on recent San Juan County cases

Submitted by San Juan County Over the past week, San Juan County…

  • Jun 24th, 2020
Update on recent San Juan County cases
Masks required in public statewide starting June 26

Masks required in public statewide starting June 26

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of…

  • Jun 23rd, 2020
Masks required in public statewide starting June 26
San Juan County announces 2020 funding round for Home Fund Program

San Juan County announces 2020 funding round for Home Fund Program

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Health & Community Services…

  • Jun 23rd, 2020
San Juan County announces 2020 funding round for Home Fund Program
Three new cases of COVID-19 in the county

Three new cases of COVID-19 in the county

After nearly six weeks without a new COVID-19 case in San Juan…

Three new cases of COVID-19 in the county