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San Juan County recognizes Plastic Free July

During its regular meeting on June 28, San Juan County Council approved…

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Flex Fund loan program for Washington small businesses and nonprofits

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Commerce. Small business owners and…

  • Jul 6th, 2021
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Island tick study launches

Submitted by Kwiaht. Lopez-based conservation biology laboratory Kwiaht has launched a two-year…

  • Jul 3rd, 2021
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Don’t forget your mask after June 30 — you may still need it even if you’re vaccinated

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health. The Secretary of Health’s…

  • Jul 1st, 2021
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Statewide ban on burning on state land begins July 2

Submitted by Washington State Department of Natural Resources. With fire danger increasing…

  • Jul 1st, 2021
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Celebrating the Fourth of July in Friday Harbor

Submitted by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce. The San Juan…

  • Jul 1st, 2021
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Visitors Bureau awards $2,000 in scholarships

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau. The San Juan Islands…

  • Jul 1st, 2021
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PIMC reopens following lockdown

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. On June, 30 the Peace…

  • Jun 30th, 2021
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San Juan County Manager Mike Thomas, left, will replace Friday Harbor Administrator Duncan Wilson, right, when he retires in January. (Contributed photos)

Mike Thomas to be Friday Harbor Town Administrator

Mike Thomas will transition from San Juan County Manager to Friday Harbor…

San Juan County Manager Mike Thomas, left, will replace Friday Harbor Administrator Duncan Wilson, right, when he retires in January. (Contributed photos)

San Juan Master Chorale to hold auditions

San Juan Master Chorale, conducted by Amber Lauridsen, will perform Handel’s Messiah…

  • Jun 30th, 2021
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WSF: Masks required only in indoor areas of terminals and vessels

Submitted by Washington State Ferries. Face masks are now required only in…

  • Jun 30th, 2021
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Inslee statement on the reopening of Washington state

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office. Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement…

  • Jun 29th, 2021
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Flag flying protects whales and boaters

Submitted by The San Juan County Environmental Department. Across the region, homes…

  • Jun 29th, 2021
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Join up for a plastic-free Salish Sea

by Katie Fleming Community Engagement Director, Friends of the San Juans Join…

  • Jun 29th, 2021
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Sustainable trades program for kids

Submitted by the Economic Development Council. San Juan County kids are invited…

  • Jun 29th, 2021
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Uncertain future for Montessori preschool

The Montessori preschool, where many island children had developed promising futures, now…

  • Jun 28th, 2021
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SJC wants to help you beat the summer heat

Submitted by San Juan County. Are you or someone you know in…

  • Jun 27th, 2021
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Friday Harbor requests reduced water usage

The Town of Friday Harbor is requesting that its residents and businesses…

  • Jun 27th, 2021
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Earn a certificate in Ecological Restoration

The new Ecological Restoration Certificate in the San Juan Islands is provided…

  • Jun 27th, 2021
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Ferry find, round-a-bout rascal, seatbelt scofflaws| San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 27th, 2021
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FHFF schedules hybrid film fest

Friday Harbor Film Festival is grateful for receiving one of the ArtsFund’s…

  • Jun 27th, 2021
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The county’s latest on masking

Submitted by San Juan County. As of June 27, the San Juan…

  • Jun 27th, 2021
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No new COVID cases in San Juan County

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

  • Jun 25th, 2021
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Following waste in the San Juans

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  • Jun 25th, 2021
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County council considering new climate-focused department

by Minor Lile, Contributor As the San Juan County Charter Review Commission…

  • Jun 23rd, 2021
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Ham radio operators on the air for a nation-wide event

Submitted by Grant Dobbie. The Narwhal Amateur Radio Society, made up of…

  • Jun 23rd, 2021

Navy concludes third round of Growler noise testing

Submitted by Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The Navy completed its third…

  • Jun 23rd, 2021
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Emergency preparedness in the San Juan Islands

The wildfires that raged across the Pacific Northwest in summer 2020 were…

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The importance of reunifying families

Submitted by, Linnea Anderson, Juvenile Court Administrator. During the month of June,…

  • Jun 21st, 2021
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Trashed tire, blotto boater, ditched driver | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 21st, 2021
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EDC offers Contracts for Contractors class

Submitted by the Economic Development Council of the San Juans. Islanders seeking…

  • Jun 21st, 2021
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Important OPALCO billing updates

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative. Governor Jay Inslee is expected…

  • Jun 21st, 2021
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Learn how to operate, rent a no-till drill

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Conservation District. Interested in reseeding your…

  • Jun 21st, 2021
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Fireworks show will precede this Fourth of July

Submitted by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce. The San Juan…

  • Jun 20th, 2021
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State Parks Clean Vessel Act Grant Program funds $900,000 in new pumpout projects

State Parks Clean Vessel Act Grant Program funds $900,000 in new pumpout projects

  • Jun 19th, 2021
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Online forum discusses common ground solutions for vacation rental issue

by Sienna Boucher Staff reporter The vacation rental discussion continues. The second…

  • Jun 18th, 2021
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San Juan County COVID update

Current positive case numbers are available online at the County Case Data…

  • Jun 18th, 2021
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Carousing canines, musical mischief, lifted lights | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 18th, 2021
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San Juan County mask requirements to end June 27

Submitted by the San Juan County Health Dept. The San Juan County…

  • Jun 17th, 2021
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Special three-day candidate filing period

Submitted by San Juan County. Whew! You almost missed your chance to…

  • Jun 17th, 2021
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