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Wandering walker, mailbox mischief and filched firewood | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff Office responded to the following calls. Sept.…

  • Oct 8th, 2018

Town of Friday Harbor wraps up Nichols, Web Street Construction

There was once a place on Nichols Street where the sidewalk ends.…

Driver hits flagger, vehicles in downtown Friday Harbor

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office At about 7:15 a.m.,…

  • Oct 5th, 2018
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Cyclist Lance Armstrong speaks to Orcas Christian School students

Lance Armstrong believes in always moving forward – whether he’s facing a…

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Homeless man charged for alleged child rape

Sean Michael Hunter, 24, was picked up for two counts of rape…

Landowners sue San Juan County over access to Mount Grant

When public land is in your own backyard, private property can take…

National Wireless Emergency Alert test this Wednesday

Submitted by San Juan County At about 11:20 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3,…

  • Oct 1st, 2018

Local organization joins five-county Growler alliance

Submitted by Quiet Skies over San Juan County Quiet Skies over San…

  • Oct 1st, 2018

Navy maintains 36 more Whidbey Growler jets in final EIS

Submitted by U.S. Fleet Forces Command On Sept. 28, the U.S. Navy…

  • Oct 1st, 2018

Card fraud; dock disturbance; custody challenge | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 1st, 2018

Outdoor burning in San Juan County starts Oct. 1

Submitted by San Juan County Outdoor burning in the county opens on…

  • Sep 30th, 2018
Contributed photos/Image in 2016 by NOAA/SWFSC and Vancouver Aquarium’s Coastal Ocean Research Institute and in 2018 by NOAA/SWFSC and SR3, obtained using an unmanned drone piloted noninvasively 100ft above the whales under NMFS research permit 19091.
                                Aerial images of K25, taken in September 2016 (left) and September 2018 (right). The recent image shows him in poorer condition with a noticeably thinner body profile.

Research shows another Southern resident orca ailing, others pregnant

Submitted by NOAA Photographs from drones indicate that another endangered orca is…

  • Sep 26th, 2018
Contributed photos/Image in 2016 by NOAA/SWFSC and Vancouver Aquarium’s Coastal Ocean Research Institute and in 2018 by NOAA/SWFSC and SR3, obtained using an unmanned drone piloted noninvasively 100ft above the whales under NMFS research permit 19091.
                                Aerial images of K25, taken in September 2016 (left) and September 2018 (right). The recent image shows him in poorer condition with a noticeably thinner body profile.

Governor’s task force releases draft plan to save local orcas

A state organization dedicated to protecting the area’s endangered orcas is one…

Celebrate National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 25

Submitted by the Washington State Office of Secretary of State Secretary of…

  • Sep 25th, 2018

Burgled businesses, cunning campers, excessive emails | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 25th, 2018

Prescribed fire scheduled for Sept. 25 on Flower Island

Submitted by San Juan Island National Wildlife Refuge San Juan Island National…

  • Sep 25th, 2018

Eric Kulp to serve just under 16 years for murder of wife on Shaw Island | Update

A Shaw Island man, who pleaded guilty to the murder of his…

San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Board approves Norvin Collins as new chief | Update

The island’s new fire chief is swapping an Oregon island for San…

Spring Street, Argyle Avenue intersection to close Thursday, Sept. 20 evening

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor The Spring Street and Argyle…

  • Sep 19th, 2018

Island Rec calls for noise lift at Linde Fields for cheerleading routines, senior ceremonies

The days of cheerleading without music at John O. Linde Park may…

Sick, young orca, J50, is presumed dead; NOAA stops ‘active’ search | Update

A missing adolescent orca has likely lost her fight against illness and…

Deserted drugs, confused canine, abandoned autos | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 17th, 2018

Another offer made on Inter Island Medical Center property

Submitted by San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 On Sept. 11,…

  • Sep 15th, 2018

August primary election 2018 results | Update

Editor’s note: The following was updated to include the final results. For…

Plane crashes at Roche Harbor, no injuries | Update

Staff report A two-passenger Island Air shuttle nosedived shortly after takeoff near…

  • Sep 14th, 2018

Individual state health plans approved; San Juan has one provider for health, dental

Submitted by Washington Healthplanfinder On Sept. 13, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange…

  • Sep 13th, 2018

Interisland Washington State Ferries vessel back on schedule | Update

Submitted by WSF As of 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, the interisland…

  • Sep 12th, 2018

Meet San Juan Island Fire chief candidates on Sept. 16

Submitted by San Juan Fire and Rescue After over 35 years with…

  • Sep 12th, 2018
Contributed photos by NOAA Fisheries West Coast under permit 16163/ J50 with mother J16 in 2015.

NOAA Fisheries to host public meetings on orca J50 emergency response

Submitted by NOAA Fisheries In recent weeks, the condition of the Southern…

  • Sep 12th, 2018
Contributed photos by NOAA Fisheries West Coast under permit 16163/ J50 with mother J16 in 2015.

Share thoughts on Washington State Ferries plans at San Juans open houses

Submitted by Washington State Ferries More than half of Washington State Ferries’…

  • Sep 11th, 2018

Research submarine arrives at Friday Harbor

Often called Earth’s final frontier, the darkest depths of the ocean contain…

San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 meeting on Sept. 11

Submitted by the hospital district The San Juan County Public Hospital District…

  • Sep 10th, 2018

San Juan County officials explain ‘Home Fund’

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Home Fund is…

  • Sep 10th, 2018

Coast guard transports Friday Harbor heart-attack patient to mainland

Submitted by U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest A U.S. Coast…

  • Sep 10th, 2018

Letters left; delinquent drivers; permit problems | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 9th, 2018
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                                An Atlantic salmon.

WDFW authorizes transfer of Atlantic salmon into net pens

Submitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife The Washington Department…

  • Sep 8th, 2018
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                                An Atlantic salmon.

Orcas Island car wreck under investigation | Update

(Editor’s note: A previous version of this article stated that one of…

  • Sep 7th, 2018

Wildfire contained off Beaverton Valley Road on San Juan | Update

A wildfire swept through about an acre of Dancing Seeds Farm near…

Boat, without passengers, sinks near Friday Harbor

Submitted by the U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest The U.S. Coast Guard…

  • Sep 7th, 2018

San Juan County civic campus plan virtual open house and survey | Update

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County is exploring options to…

  • Sep 6th, 2018