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San Juan County enters Phase Two

San Juan County enters Phase Two

San Juan County has entered Phase Two of the state’s Start Safe…

  • May 23rd, 2020
San Juan County enters Phase Two
San Juan County to apply for variance to move to Phase 2

San Juan County to apply for variance to move to Phase 2

Submitted by San Juan County. At the request of San Juan County…

  • May 22nd, 2020
San Juan County to apply for variance to move to Phase 2
Blame and mistrust hurt people, help spread hope and connection

Blame and mistrust hurt people, help spread hope and connection

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Misinformation about COVID-19 can…

  • May 22nd, 2020
Blame and mistrust hurt people, help spread hope and connection
The 2020 Memorial Day Weekend in the San Juan Islands

The 2020 Memorial Day Weekend in the San Juan Islands

Submitted by San Juan County With roots dating back to the Civil…

  • May 22nd, 2020
The 2020 Memorial Day Weekend in the San Juan Islands
Comprehensive Plan update drafts available for review

Comprehensive Plan update drafts available for review

Submitted by San Juan County New draft documents of the San Juan…

  • May 21st, 2020
Comprehensive Plan update drafts available for review
Previous years pig war picnic. (Contributed photo.)

Pig war picnic canceled

Submitted by Kiwanis Club of Friday Harbor The Kiwanis Club of Friday…

  • May 20th, 2020
Previous years pig war picnic. (Contributed photo.)

State Parks Boating Program promotes National Safe Boating Week

Submitted by the Washington State Parks Now that restrictions on outdoor recreation…

  • May 20th, 2020
Inslee announces expanded county variance criteria and small business grants

Inslee announces expanded county variance criteria and small business grants

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee announced on May…

  • May 19th, 2020
Inslee announces expanded county variance criteria and small business grants
EDC hosts weekly community forum

EDC hosts weekly community forum

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

  • May 19th, 2020
EDC hosts weekly community forum
Distancing measures remain critical as COVID-19 transmission persists

Distancing measures remain critical as COVID-19 transmission persists

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health A new statewide report shows…

  • May 19th, 2020
Distancing measures remain critical as COVID-19 transmission persists
San Juan County COVID update

San Juan County COVID update

During a special joint meeting on May 11, the San Juan County…

San Juan County COVID update
New San Juan County Health Officer Order on Face Coverings

New San Juan County Health Officer Order on Face Coverings

Submitted by San Juan County Supported by the San Juan County Council,…

  • May 18th, 2020
New San Juan County Health Officer Order on Face Coverings
Purloined post, marina moorage, a flurry of frauds | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Purloined post, marina moorage, a flurry of frauds | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 18th, 2020
Purloined post, marina moorage, a flurry of frauds | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
Face coverings to be required in public in San Juan County

Face coverings to be required in public in San Juan County

The San Juan County Board of Health agreed in a six-to-one vote…

Face coverings to be required in public in San Juan County
Larsen votes to support Washington’s essential workers, first responders

Larsen votes to support Washington’s essential workers, first responders

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s office Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, voted for…

  • May 17th, 2020
Larsen votes to support Washington’s essential workers, first responders
An infodemic

An infodemic

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health The World Health Organization has…

  • May 15th, 2020
An infodemic
Face covering signage for businesses and other organizations

Face covering signage for businesses and other organizations

Submitted by San Juan County In order to help San Juan County…

  • May 15th, 2020
Face covering signage for businesses and other organizations
Drop in vaccination leaves children vulnerable to other diseases

Drop in vaccination leaves children vulnerable to other diseases

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health Immunization rates among children appear…

  • May 14th, 2020
Drop in vaccination leaves children vulnerable to other diseases
Lessons from a past pandemic

Lessons from a past pandemic

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Do you know of…

  • May 14th, 2020
Lessons from a past pandemic
Owl owie, poultry protection, renegade RV | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Owl owie, poultry protection, renegade RV | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 14th, 2020
Owl owie, poultry protection, renegade RV | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
Inslee announces contact tracing initiative

Inslee announces contact tracing initiative

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Confidential efforts will help businesses open…

  • May 13th, 2020
Inslee announces contact tracing initiative
Report COVID-related scams to the sheriff

Report COVID-related scams to the sheriff

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff’s Office The San Juan County Sheriff’s…

  • May 13th, 2020
Report COVID-related scams to the sheriff
On the hunt for Asian Giant Hornets

On the hunt for Asian Giant Hornets

To the dismay of local beekeepers, the Asian Giant Hornet has been…

On the hunt for Asian Giant Hornets
BLM Spokane District restores access to some recreation sites for day use

BLM Spokane District restores access to some recreation sites for day use

Submitted by the Bureau of Land Management The Bureau of Land Management…

  • May 13th, 2020
BLM Spokane District restores access to some recreation sites for day use
County COVID update

County COVID update

As San Juan County approached three weeks without a new confirmed case…

County COVID update
CDC video: ‘How COVID-19 can spread in a community’

CDC video: ‘How COVID-19 can spread in a community’

In the following video released by the Centers for Disease Control and…

  • May 11th, 2020
CDC video: ‘How COVID-19 can spread in a community’
Larsen virtually launches re-election campaign

Larsen virtually launches re-election campaign

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s office Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, announced he…

  • May 11th, 2020
Larsen virtually launches re-election campaign
Washington’s COVID-19 Safe Start FAQ

Washington’s COVID-19 Safe Start FAQ

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health The quickest way to reopen…

  • May 11th, 2020
Washington’s COVID-19 Safe Start FAQ
Department of Health statement on “coronavirus parties”

Department of Health statement on “coronavirus parties”

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

  • May 10th, 2020
Department of Health statement on “coronavirus parties”
Friday Harbor High School teacher awarded research grant

Friday Harbor High School teacher awarded research grant

Submitted by Friday Harbor High School A $19,000 grant was awarded to…

  • May 10th, 2020
Friday Harbor High School teacher awarded research grant
Town proclaims May 11-17 as Arbor Week

Town proclaims May 11-17 as Arbor Week

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor…

  • May 10th, 2020
Town proclaims May 11-17 as Arbor Week

EDC survey to determine San Juan County impacts of paycheck protection program

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

  • May 9th, 2020
COVID-19 Community Conversations, week five

COVID-19 Community Conversations, week five

Submitted by San Juan County This week, “COVID-19 Community Conversations” continues with…

  • May 9th, 2020
COVID-19 Community Conversations, week five
Dueling dogs, walking women, ambiguous access | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Dueling dogs, walking women, ambiguous access | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriffs Office responded to the following calls. Apr.…

  • May 9th, 2020
Dueling dogs, walking women, ambiguous access | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
Antibody testing - there are no shortcuts to success

Antibody testing – there are no shortcuts to success

Submitted by San Juan County There is nothing anyone of us wants…

  • May 8th, 2020
Antibody testing - there are no shortcuts to success
School board meeting, May 11

School board meeting, May 11

Submitted by San Juan Island School District The San Juan Island School…

  • May 8th, 2020
School board meeting, May 11
Local governments poised to receive nearly $300 million in coronavirus relief

Local governments poised to receive nearly $300 million in coronavirus relief

Commerce begins distributing federal CARES Act funds to strengthen community emergency responses

  • May 8th, 2020
Local governments poised to receive nearly $300 million in coronavirus relief
Stuck at Home? WSU Extension, DNR offer free online classes to enhance your forested property

Stuck at Home? WSU Extension, DNR offer free online classes to enhance your forested property

Submitted by Washington State Department of Natural Resources The COVID-19 outbreak is…

  • May 8th, 2020
Stuck at Home? WSU Extension, DNR offer free online classes to enhance your forested property
Aerial view of the Mount Grant summit, with Mount Baker in the background. (Contributed photo/Chris Teren Photography)

Driving access to Mount Grant Preserve summit resumes

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank Your Conservation Land Bank will…

  • May 7th, 2020
Aerial view of the Mount Grant summit, with Mount Baker in the background. (Contributed photo/Chris Teren Photography)
Good news — new forage fish spawning beaches found

Good news — new forage fish spawning beaches found

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans This winter, Friends of the…

  • May 7th, 2020
Good news — new forage fish spawning beaches found