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SJC COVID-19 vaccine registration, 9 a.m., April 5

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Health and Community Services…

  • Apr 4th, 2021
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Meals on Wheels had local “celebrity” drivers help deliver meals in the month of March. San Juan’s celebrity driver day was March 19. (Peggy Sue McRae/Contributed photo)

Home delivery offers heart and health to area’s elders

Perhaps nothing says love better than a hot meal or a warm,…

  • Apr 4th, 2021
Meals on Wheels had local “celebrity” drivers help deliver meals in the month of March. San Juan’s celebrity driver day was March 19. (Peggy Sue McRae/Contributed photo)
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Kicked car, enigmatic explosion, consistent cat | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 3rd, 2021
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County and school district work quickly to contain COVID exposure

Submitted by San Juan Island School District San Juan Island School District…

  • Apr 2nd, 2021
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Washington State Ferries want your input

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Washington State Ferries’ next survey is just…

  • Apr 2nd, 2021
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Samish Indian Nation Stays Connected During COVID

Tom Wooten, the tribal councilman for the Samish Nation for the last…

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Insect interference, aircraft accidents, mistaken moorage | The San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Mar.…

  • Mar 27th, 2021
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Two new COVID cases ends San Juan County’s caseless streak

Submitted by San Juan County Note: Current positive case numbers are available…

  • Mar 26th, 2021
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Talking about organic waste in San Juan County

More than 40 million tons of food waste ends up in landfills…

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Mullis Street improvement project update

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor This is a construction update…

  • Mar 24th, 2021
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San Juan County Courts resume jury trials

You will start seeing juror summonses again soon.

  • Mar 24th, 2021
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Capital gains tax narrowly passes Senate

By Patric Haerle WNPA News Service A tax on capital gains, the…

  • Mar 23rd, 2021
The MV Sealth sails from Orcas to Shaw Island on the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2021. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)

Catching up with the ferries

Though ferry ridership in the San Juans has nearly returned to its…

The MV Sealth sails from Orcas to Shaw Island on the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2021. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)
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The San Juan County Charter Review Commission host two town halls seeking public input

By Minor Lile Sounder contributor It has been a busy two weeks…

  • Mar 22nd, 2021
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Island children help stop appliance fire in its tracks

Submitted by San Juan Island Fire and Rescue On Saturday afternoon, March…

  • Mar 21st, 2021
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Phases and tiers: Increased vaccine eligibility and reopening

Submitted by San Juan County Info below will attempt to provide some…

  • Mar 21st, 2021
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Island Hospital announces Dr. Frank James as Medical Director for Primary Care on Orcas Island

Submitted by Island Hospital Island Hospital announced today that Frank James, M.D.,…

  • Mar 21st, 2021
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Dungeons and Dragons and Drama benefits five local theatres. Streaming live March 21 and 28 at 6 p.m.

Dungeons, Dragons, Drama!

Submitted by the Orcas Center Orcas Center’s Artist Director Jake Perrine, is…

  • Mar 20th, 2021
Dungeons and Dragons and Drama benefits five local theatres. Streaming live March 21 and 28 at 6 p.m.
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Raging room, clogging conifers, beached bones | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 20th, 2021
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Washington moves to Phase 3

By Joseph Claypoole WNPA News Service All counties are eligible for Phase…

  • Mar 19th, 2021

Help for low-income students passes Senate

Submitted by Joseph Claypoole WNPA News Service The College Bound Scholarship for…

  • Mar 19th, 2021

Contaminated Lopez Island property to be auctioned off

By Heather Spaulding Weekly contributor There are thousands of known or suspected…

  • Mar 19th, 2021
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SJC vaccine registration event 9 a.m., March 22

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Health and Community Services…

  • Mar 19th, 2021
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Vote counting equipment testing March 23

Submitted by San Juan County A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot…

  • Mar 17th, 2021
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County Council amends vacation rental moratorium to cover only select land use designations on Orcas and Lopez

Recognizing that vacation rentals aren’t as big of a problem in some…

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Washington State Parks Celebrate 108 years.

Free-Pass Day celebrates State Parks’ 108th Birthday

Submitted by Washington State Parks Washington State Parks invites visitors to help…

  • Mar 14th, 2021
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County receives COVID vaccine for teachers

Submitted by San Juan County In a great piece of news, on…

  • Mar 13th, 2021
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San Juan County COVID first dose open registration, March 15

New Vaccine Registration Window: MONDAY MARCH 15th @ 9AM Those who are…

  • Mar 13th, 2021
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Sweepstakes scam, mammal misfortune, vehicle vandals | The San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Feb.…

  • Mar 13th, 2021
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Statewide move to Phase 3 of recovery plan, return to spectator events and Phase 1B, Tier 2 vaccine eligibility

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee announced on March…

  • Mar 12th, 2021
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Construction to begin on Mullis Street, March 22

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor “Local Access on Mullis Street…

  • Mar 12th, 2021
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Survey to Assess Number of Unvaccinated Islanders Who Are 65 and Older

Submitted by San Juan County To better understand the current need for…

  • Mar 11th, 2021
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Department of Health stands by CDC recommendations

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

  • Mar 11th, 2021
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Island Hospital offers online classes

Submitted by Island Hospital Island Hospital, located in Anacortes, will be offering…

  • Mar 10th, 2021
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Local author launches new work

Submitted by Skye Burn Known for her innovative and impactful social artistry,…

  • Mar 10th, 2021
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Juneteenth steps toward state holiday status

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Rep. Kirsten Harris-Talley, D-Seattle, often sees…

  • Mar 10th, 2021
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SJC Charter Review Commission to hold town hall meetings on March 12 and 13

By Minor Lile Sounder Contributor In an effort to solicit input from…

  • Mar 10th, 2021
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Whale Museum goes virtual with workshop for marine naturalists

Submitted by The Whale Museum The Whale Museum is holding an exciting…

  • Mar 8th, 2021
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Don’t write-off the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, says San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County As most are aware, the Johnson &…

  • Mar 8th, 2021
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PPP deadlines coming soon – Free EDC technical assistance available

Submitted by San Juan County EDC The Economic Development Council reminds business…

  • Mar 6th, 2021