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Help Washington State Ferries create long-term plan at Friday Harbor open house | Update

Submitted by SJC Ferry Advisory Committee Washington State Ferries will be holding…

  • Apr 27th, 2018

Anacortes construction updates

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Transportation All legs of the…

  • Apr 27th, 2018

Lopez Island man charged with harassment to kill

Ezra John Ferchen, 33, of Lopez Island was charged with harassment to…

San Juan County Council to meet in Olympia for transfer of Lopez Hill

Submitted by San Juan County Council The San Juan County Council will…

  • Apr 26th, 2018

Yakima returns, regular schedule resumes | Update

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Repairs to the Washington State Ferries’ Yakima…

  • Apr 26th, 2018

Island issues covered at San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce meeting

The school levy, the Spring Street roundabout and a recent land bank…

Early election results show voters approve San Juan Island School District levy | Update

It looks like San Juan County voters will overwhelmingly renew the property…

San Juan Island teens take ‘crash’ course on reckless driving

Friday Harbor high school students watch mock car crash demonstration

Former U.S. Rep. Al Swift dies at age 82

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s office Former U.S. Rep. Al Swift, an…

  • Apr 24th, 2018
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OPALCO holds annual meeting on interisland ferry

Submitted by OPALCO OPALCO members boarded the ferry on Saturday, April 21,…

  • Apr 23rd, 2018
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San Juan Island School District superintendent announces departure | Update

Staff report At the April 17 quarterly luncheon for the San Juan…

  • Apr 23rd, 2018

Abandoned auto, moored at Mackaye, safety citations | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 22nd, 2018
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                                Students hold signs during the April 20 walkout.

Friday Harbor students honor Columbine victims in school walkout

Before Abby Margolis was even born, 13 victims were killed in a…

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                                Students hold signs during the April 20 walkout.

Report states San Juan Islanders healthiest among state

If Washingtonians want to be healthier, they’ll move to the San Juan…

Town to restripe all roads this Monday and Tuesday

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Road crews will repaint center…

  • Apr 20th, 2018

San Juan Islanders look to end cycle of waste with annual cleanup event, waste prevention

Editor’s note: The event’s after-party at San Juan Island Brewery was originally…

Friday Harbor drivers ignore detour signs, head into one-way traffic

Every day, Brenna Woods witnesses the same traffic violation, over and over…

Reminder: Property taxes due April 30

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Treasurer Rhonda Pederson would…

  • Apr 19th, 2018

Around Town | Updates on Friday Harbor roundabout, land bank purchases, San Juan Island’s sixth-grade move, and more

The following are updates on news around San Juan Island. Roundabout The…

San Juan County Parks and Fair meeting

The San Juan County Parks and Recreation Commission will meet from 8:35-11:15…

  • Apr 18th, 2018

Court documents reveal more details in the death of Abigail Finney

The San Juan County Prosecutor’s office is preparing to file charges of…

San Juan Island School District schedules community budget workshop

Submitted by SJISD A San Juan Island School District community budget workshop…

  • Apr 17th, 2018

Eric Kulp taken into custody after standoff in Marblemount | Update

Eric Kulp was taken into custody in the Marblemount area of Skagit…

Fleeing Fido, crummy customer and Walla Walla warrant | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 16th, 2018

Abandoned bicycles growing concern for Coast Guard, Washington State Ferries

Submitted by the U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest Bicycles left…

  • Apr 16th, 2018

Orcas Island man sentenced to 28 months for meth possession

A jury found Justin Travis Langworthy, 33, of Eastsound guilty of violating…

Town hall with San Juan County Council Chairman Bill Watson and staff

San Juan County Councilman Bill Watson and staff updated the public about…

Rock Island reminds customers county-wide communications outage is tonight, April 12

Submitted by Rock Island Tonight, April 12, from 9 p.m. to tomorrow,…

  • Apr 12th, 2018

Rep. Larsen fights to protect senior services in federal budget

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s office Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the…

  • Apr 12th, 2018

Fish and Wildlife proposes to list Island Marble Butterfly under Endangered Species Act

Submitted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service When a biologist from…

  • Apr 12th, 2018

Port of Friday Harbor commissioners approve Jensen shipyard purchase

A nearly century-old island business will be turned over to the Port…

The 411 on anticipated communications disruption

Submitted by San Juan County Department of Emergency Management The San Juan…

  • Apr 12th, 2018

CenturyLink reminds customers of April 12, 13’s service disruption

Submitted by CenturyLink On Thursday, April 12 at 9 p.m., CenturyLink will…

  • Apr 11th, 2018

Port of Friday Harbor picks Anacortes company to possibly run Jensen’s shipyard | Update

Editor’s note: Read a recap of the port’s April 11 meeting in…

Pacific Whale Watch Association mandates members follow slow zone near whales

Submitted by the Pacific Whale Watch Association The Pacific Whale Watch Association,…

  • Apr 10th, 2018

San Juan Island fire, hospital districts talk EMS merger in first public meeting

The debate on whether to combine emergency medical services with the fire…

Apply for committee to research the possible merger between San Juan Island EMS and fire

Submitted by San Juan Island Fire and Rescue The San Juan Island…

  • Apr 9th, 2018

Pretend piece, bar brawl, dodgy drone and 15 Fidos on foot | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls: March…

  • Apr 9th, 2018

Eastsound woman charged with theft

Kristina Marie Vongnatensky, 29, of Eastsound, has been charged with identity theft…

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                                Recalled Kidde dual sensor smoke alarm.

United States Consumer Product Saftey Commission reports smoke alarm recalled

Submitted by United States Consumer Product Saftey Commission The following smoke alarm…

  • Apr 8th, 2018
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                                Recalled Kidde dual sensor smoke alarm.