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Hospice of the Northwest in talks to sell to private equity firm

For more than 30 years, San Juan County residents in the last…

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San Juan Public Hospital District No. 1 awarded $100,000 planning grant

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

  • Nov 3rd, 2020
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Fourth of July Beach parking closed for season

Submitted by San Juan Island National Historical Park San Juan Island National…

  • Nov 2nd, 2020
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Guidance on symptoms of COVID and when to stay home from work or school

Submitted by San Juan County As we head into winter, sore throats,…

  • Nov 2nd, 2020
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State Parks announces final 2020 free days

Day-use visits are free on Veterans Day and the day after Thanksgiving

  • Nov 1st, 2020
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Remembering the Fight

A common mistake many make in talking about the American woman’s right…

  • Nov 1st, 2020
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Straying stead, sidelined cycles, San Juan swatting | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 31st, 2020
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Whidbey SAR Conducts medevac from Lopez

Submitted by Naval Air Station Whidbey Island A Search and Rescue team…

  • Oct 31st, 2020
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Rick Hughes appointed to National Broadband Task Force

Submitted by the National Association of Counties National Association of Counties (NACo)…

  • Oct 30th, 2020
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This Sept. 2015 photo shows an adult female orca, identified as J-16, as she’s about to surface with her youngest calf, born earlier in the year 2015, near the San Juan Islands. (NOAA Fisheries/Vancouver Aquarium via AP, File)

Millions have been spent on orca recovery: Is it working?

Recovering destroyed salmon habitat is the key to regaining Southern Resident killer whale numbers.

This Sept. 2015 photo shows an adult female orca, identified as J-16, as she’s about to surface with her youngest calf, born earlier in the year 2015, near the San Juan Islands. (NOAA Fisheries/Vancouver Aquarium via AP, File)
Epidemological curve as of Oct. 20, 2020. (Washington State Department of Health/contributed photo)

Concern that climb in cases means ‘fall surge’ is starting

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Data from the Washington…

  • Oct 29th, 2020
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Call for nominations to Monument Advisory Committee

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

  • Oct 29th, 2020
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Woman charged with hitting a flagger with car in 2018 to be sentenced

Nearly two years after a Friday Harbor flagger was struck by a…

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Contact testing finds new Orcas COVID case

Submitted by San Juan County One new positive COVID test result has…

  • Oct 28th, 2020
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With tiny trackers attached to three Asian giant hornet, researchers were able to track the individuals back to their nest, which is believed to have been successfully eradicated on Oct. 24. (Sheri Hartman, Washington State Department of Agriclutre/contrbuted photo)

Entomologists locate and destroy first Asian giant hornet nest found in the US

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Agriculture After weeks of trapping…

  • Oct 28th, 2020
With tiny trackers attached to three Asian giant hornet, researchers were able to track the individuals back to their nest, which is believed to have been successfully eradicated on Oct. 24. (Sheri Hartman, Washington State Department of Agriclutre/contrbuted photo)
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PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center encourages women to get screened

Submitted by PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center October is National Breast Cancer…

  • Oct 27th, 2020
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SJISD begins in-person learning for kindergarten through second-grade

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District At a special school…

  • Oct 27th, 2020
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Two new cases of COVID bring county total to 35

Submitted by San Juan County Two new positive COVID test results have…

  • Oct 26th, 2020
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Town utility customer donations will benefit the local food bank

Town of Friday Harbor to match November contributions up to $2000.

  • Oct 26th, 2020
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Washington’s ‘Interim COVID-19 Vaccination Plan’ submitted to CDC

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

  • Oct 26th, 2020
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Teen thievery, homeless hound, treacherous trees | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 24th, 2020
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San Juan County council candidates weigh in on OPALCO issues

Submitted by Orcas Power & Light Cooperative With the energy world changing…

  • Oct 23rd, 2020
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Fourth of July Beach on San Juan Island. (Adam W. Ritchey/contributed photo)

Council candidates talk environmental concerns

Their reasons for running are as diverse as their personal backgrounds. The…

Fourth of July Beach on San Juan Island. (Adam W. Ritchey/contributed photo)
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Dispose of prescription drugs and vaping products at take-back events

Submitted by the Washington Health Care Authority People around the state can…

  • Oct 22nd, 2020
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Letters mailed from San Juan Island to political swing states

Submitted by Nancy DeVaux On Friday, Oct. 16, a group of San…

  • Oct 22nd, 2020
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Statewide COVID-19 vaccine distribution progress update

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  • Oct 22nd, 2020
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Town to provide additional rent relief grant money to Friday Harbor businesses

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Friday Harbor business owners are…

  • Oct 22nd, 2020
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Flu vaccine availability in San Juan County

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

  • Oct 21st, 2020
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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 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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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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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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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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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)
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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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