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Coffelt farm update

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank The land bank is taking…

  • Jun 10th, 2019

Ferries talks fares in Friday Harbor

A proposed 5 percent rise in ferry fares over the next two…

Several speeders, disappeared dogs and business burglaries | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 8th, 2019
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Tourism to San Juan Island NHP creates $19.3 million dollars Economic Benefits

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

  • Jun 8th, 2019
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Vote counting equipment testing in June

A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot tabulating equipment used in San…

  • Jun 7th, 2019

Kaiser calls it quits in San Juan County

Questions began to fly as San Juan County residents were informed by…

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                                Ductless heat pump unit in a living room.

OPALCO awarded $5.8 million to fund energy efficiency projects

Submitted by OPALCO Orcas Power and Light Cooperative is now offering on-bill…

  • Jun 6th, 2019
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                                Ductless heat pump unit in a living room.

Gov Inslee visits the San Juans

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inlsee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee stepped into a…

  • Jun 6th, 2019

Suicide rates spike in the spring

Submitted by the Community Health Plan of Washington Spring is in the…

  • Jun 5th, 2019

San Juan man found guilty for wife’s death

[WARNING: The following story contains graphic details.] A San Juan Island man…

Visible vandalism; seat belt citations; malicious mischief | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following. May 15…

  • Jun 1st, 2019

Whale watchers oppose distance initiative

Four regional whale watching companies are suing an orca conservationist group and…

Council hears testimony on marijuana moratorium

The marijuana moratorium in San Juan County remains in effect for now.…

Vacation rental moratorium in Eastsound requested

The Eastsound Planning Review Committee has an idea about how to solve…

New measles cases in Washington State

Submitted by San Juan County Washington state is experiencing a second measles…

  • May 29th, 2019

Canvassing Board Meeting

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Canvassing Board will…

  • May 26th, 2019

Dangerous dog, mangled mailboxes, power partners | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 25th, 2019
A ferry passes in front of Mount Baker (Joe Massey/contributed photo)

Ferries’ plan for the future

Ferry patrons should expect the retirement of the Hyak in June, a…

A ferry passes in front of Mount Baker (Joe Massey/contributed photo)
Friday Harbor Marina at sunset (Tate Thomson/staff photo)

U.S. News and World Report: Why Washington is the best state in America

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Washington is the best state in…

  • May 22nd, 2019
Friday Harbor Marina at sunset (Tate Thomson/staff photo)
The bear inspects a bird feeder on Orcas (Janice Williams/Contributed photo)

Bear island hops

The black bear that was last seen on Orcas Island, has now…

  • May 20th, 2019
The bear inspects a bird feeder on Orcas (Janice Williams/Contributed photo)

Bunk bail beg, missing minor and people problems | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 18th, 2019

Turn Point closed for contaminant cleaning

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

  • May 14th, 2019

Sen. Liz Lovelett visits the San Juans

Sen. Liz Lovelett visited San Juan and Orcas islands for the first…

Black bear visits Orcas, again

As the second anniversary of the 2017 black bear visit neared, another…

Offensive overnight; absconded automobile; cell citation | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 11th, 2019

New K-9 Capability in San Juan County

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

  • May 10th, 2019

Town’s business license program is online with the state

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Starting this week, the Town…

  • May 9th, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee signs one of five crucial orca recovery bills on Wednesday that protect the safety and livelihood of the Southern Resident orca. (Office of the Governor photo)

Inslee signs bill package to protect, aid, grow orca and salmon population in Salish Sea

Gov. Jay Inslee signed five crucial orca recovery bills into law that…

  • May 8th, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee signs one of five crucial orca recovery bills on Wednesday that protect the safety and livelihood of the Southern Resident orca. (Office of the Governor photo)

Possible case Lyme disease in San Juan County

With summer fast approaching, islanders and tourists will venture out into the…

County wins grants for pedestrian paths

(Editor’s note: A previous version of this article said that the $500,000…

Sea stars return to Salish Sea

Slow and steady wins the race — especially in sea star restoration.…

Missing motorcyclist, dogs (not) in danger and explosive entertainment | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Department responded to the following calls. April…

  • May 4th, 2019

Candidate Filing Week is May 13-17

Submitted by San Juan County If you have ever wanted to be…

  • May 3rd, 2019

San Juan Island School District Board of Directors appoints Board Member for Vacancy

Submitted by San Juan Island School District On April 24, the Board…

  • May 3rd, 2019

Lean, green, ferry machines: Washington State Ferries releases action plan for sustainable ferry system

Submitted by Washington State Department of Transportation In honor of Earth Day,…

  • May 2nd, 2019

Hospital district seeks candidates for board

No one has announced their candidacy for any of the four open…

IOSA Oil Spill Meetings Attract a Crowd

Submitted by Islands’ Oil Spill Association More than 100 islanders learned more…

  • Apr 30th, 2019

Prospective candidate forum May 9

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

  • Apr 29th, 2019
Contributed photo/David Ellifrit, NOAA

Orca legislation passes

It’s a win for the orcas and their advocates. Four bills with…

Contributed photo/David Ellifrit, NOAA

Galavanting goats, wandering wallets and beached boats | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 27th, 2019