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Washington State Ferries honor veterans

All vessels sailing at 11:11 a.m. to also blow their whistles in unison

  • Nov 12th, 2017

County topics addressed at San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau membership meeting

Local business and government representatives heard updates on issues affecting their livelihoods…

Goat gang, property prowler and burgled boat | Sheriff Log

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

  • Nov 10th, 2017
Staff photo/ Mandi Johnson
                                Councilman Jamie Stephens, WSF Terminal Engineering Director Nicole McIntosh, County
                                Engineer Colin Huntermer, Councilman Rick Hughes, County Manager Mike Thomas, Councilman
                                Bill Watson, Public Works Director Russ Harvey and Project Engineer Jesse Douglas-Seitz.

Orcas Park and Ride opens

The park and ride at the Orcas Ferry Landing hit a few…

Staff photo/ Mandi Johnson
                                Councilman Jamie Stephens, WSF Terminal Engineering Director Nicole McIntosh, County
                                Engineer Colin Huntermer, Councilman Rick Hughes, County Manager Mike Thomas, Councilman
                                Bill Watson, Public Works Director Russ Harvey and Project Engineer Jesse Douglas-Seitz.

November General Election results | Update

This year’s November General Election had a full lineup of races. It…

Take survey to help county planning | Comprehensive Plan

Submitted by San Juan County Tell the local government your thoughts on…

  • Nov 9th, 2017

Insurance issue, camera kidnap and capsized kayaker | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 7th, 2017

Inslee names Loring as San Juan County Superior Court Judge

Submitted by the office of Gov. Jay Inslee Gov. Jay Inslee announced…

  • Nov 6th, 2017

Stolen signs, drug delinquencies and walking worries | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 6th, 2017

National park to apply herbicides in butterfly habitat restoration efforts

Submitted by the San Juan Island National Historical Park Ten new test…

  • Nov 5th, 2017

Friday Harbor apartments to remain affordable

Submitted by the Opportunity Council Twenty apartments in Friday Harbor will remain…

  • Nov 4th, 2017

Life Care Center employees search for jobs after branch closure

After about eight years with the Life Care Center of the San…

San Juan Island teen airlifted after car accident

A San Juan Island teen was airlifted to receive medical care after…

EDC to offer free construction basics training

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

  • Nov 2nd, 2017

Signs missing in Friday Harbor mayoral race

On Oct. 27, San Juan County Undersheriff Brent Johnson told the Journal…

Rep. Larsen encourages signing up for health insurance as ACA enrollment begins

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

  • Nov 1st, 2017

San Juan Transfer Station to recycle mixed paper starting Nov. 3

San Juan Transfer Station to recycle mixed paper starting Friday, Nov. 3.…

Almost half of the population cannot afford to live in most island homes | Comprehensive Plan

There’s a housing crisis in San Juan County and county staff has…

Halloween in Eatsound

Islanders of all ages hit the streets on Halloween to trick or…

San Juan Island EMS faces budget concerns as chief resigns

Even after an increased tax levy in 2016, San Juan Island Emergency…

San Juan County staff to assess how much land is undeveloped | Comprehensive Plan

On islands with limited space, locals have questioned the possibility of overcrowding.…

Corralling cows, more mooring mistakes and bus bypass | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 30th, 2017

Island recycling changes forces Community Treasures to change policies

Staff will charge 20 cents a pound for unusable items.

  • Oct 29th, 2017

Sale pending for commercial, water-view property in Friday Harbor

Possibly the last commercial, water-view property in Friday Harbor may soon be…

San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees meeting

The San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees will hold a special…

  • Oct 26th, 2017

Learn county plans to save Southern resident killer whales

Submitted by San Juan County Marine Resources Committee and San Juan County…

  • Oct 26th, 2017

Chinese ban sends San Juan recyclables to landfills

San Juan Transfer Station Recycling no longer accepts co-mingled or mixed materials for recycling.

Local veterans discuss long health care waits with Larsen

A federal program to prevent veterans from long wait times at health…

Fear of fumes; vessels in violation; kite-flying kids | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. Oct. 4 • A…

  • Oct 24th, 2017

Children’s health insurance funding issues could affect San Juan County

If a federal health insurance program for low-income children isn’t funded by…

2017 San Juan County general election 101

This year’s November General Election has a full lineup of races to…

County sheriff, council chair meet with San Juan Island Coast Guard Auxiliary

Submitted by Chuck Dalldorf of the Coast Guard Auxiliary During the week…

  • Oct 20th, 2017

Department of Ecology approves Shoreline Master Program

Submitted On Monday, Oct. 16, Washington Department of Ecology announced official approval…

  • Oct 19th, 2017

Mayor of Friday Harbor candidates Q&A

Two candidates – Farhad Ghatan and Matt Shildneck– are running for Mayor…

One health insurer remains for San Juan County individual plans

The uncertainty of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, at the federal…

State court declines David and Nancy Honeywells’ appeal

On Oct. 16, 2017, the Washington State Court of Appeals declined David…

Draft county budget set; challenging, says auditor

Revenues are projected to be flat, while expenditures continue to increase.

  • Oct 17th, 2017

One arrested after drug activity complaint in Friday Harbor

A man with an alias was arrested on a felony warrant after…

Car crash causes power outage on San Juan Island

A single-car accident on Saturday, Oct. 7 cut power to San Juan…

School board candidates, in Nov. 7 election, face off

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, islanders probed local candidates at a forum on…