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Fire-EMS integration suspended

Submitted by San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 In a…

  • May 6th, 2020

Inslee announces three Safe Start advisory groups

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee announced members of…

  • May 6th, 2020

Fifteenth confirmed case of COVID in the county on San Juan Island

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

  • May 5th, 2020

Help local nonprofits during GiveBig, May 5 & 6

GiveBIG Washington is a fundraising event that began on April 15 and…

  • May 5th, 2020
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                                At left: Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to students and education leaders after he rode the electric bus around the stadium track. A full electric charge can power the bus to travel 120 miles.

San Juan Islands to get two electric school buses

Submitted by the Department of Ecology Washington schools may be closed for…

  • May 5th, 2020
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                                At left: Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to students and education leaders after he rode the electric bus around the stadium track. A full electric charge can power the bus to travel 120 miles.

Community conversations, week four

The “COVID-19 Community Conversations” series continues this week with three short videos…

  • May 5th, 2020

How the 2020 Census benefits San Juan County, islanders

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s office and the San Juan County Council…

  • May 5th, 2020

Inslee signs “Safe Start” phased re-open plan

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Some businesses could re-open as early…

  • May 4th, 2020

EMS’s COVID-19 and post-pandemic response and lessons learned

Submitted by Bob Jarman SJF&R board chair Timing is everything. More than…

  • May 4th, 2020
County boxes. (Contributed photo.)

How to drop off documents at San Juan County Courthouse

Submitted by San Juan County If you have business at the San…

  • May 4th, 2020
County boxes. (Contributed photo.)

Inslee announces new initiative to expand language access to COVID-19 information

Submitted by the Washington Department of Health Gov. Jay Inslee issued a…

  • May 2nd, 2020

San Juan County State Parks to open for day use on May 5

Submitted by San Juan County On April 27, Gov. Inslee announced a…

  • May 2nd, 2020

San Juan County Health Officer order extended to May 31

Submitted by San Juan County Concurring with an April 29, decision by…

  • May 2nd, 2020

Inslee extends Stay Home Order and talks state’s reopen strategy

Gov. Jay Inslee announced on May 1 he will extend his Stay…

  • May 2nd, 2020

ATV violators, nosed out narcotics, phantom pursuit | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 1st, 2020

CDC provides guidance for cleaning and disinfecting to protect against the spread of COVID-19

By the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention This guidance is intended…

  • Apr 30th, 2020

AG Ferguson to telecom companies: Protect consumers struggling financially during the pandemic

Submitted by the Washington Attorney General’s office Attorney General Bob Ferguson and…

  • Apr 30th, 2020
(Gov. Jay Inslee’s office)

Inslee rolls out COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard with data

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

  • Apr 30th, 2020
(Gov. Jay Inslee’s office)

Never underestimate a salmon

Submitted by Jenny De Groot, MSc. Speckled Trout Consulting, LLC One lesson…

  • Apr 30th, 2020

Free webinar series for small business owners, registration beings 10 a.m., April 30

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

  • Apr 29th, 2020

Don’t delay necessary care

Submitted by PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center As the island communities continue…

  • Apr 29th, 2020

Helping Islanders in need

Submitted by San Juan County Neighbors caring for neighbors is a fundamental…

  • Apr 29th, 2020

Premerazero cost-share virtual mental health and substance use disorder treatment during COVID

Submitted by Premera Blue Cross Premera Blue Cross announced on April 21,…

  • Apr 29th, 2020

Unapproved COVID-19 ‘vaccine’ causes stir on San Juan Island | Update

Editor’s note: On April 28, the Washington Attorney General’s office announced it…

State recreation lands to reopen for day-use on May 5

Submitted by Washington State Parks On April 26, the Washington Department of…

  • Apr 28th, 2020

EDC presents Virtual Job Fair, May 8

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

  • Apr 28th, 2020

AG Ferguson sends cease and desist letter to Seattle business selling COVID-19 ‘vaccine’

Editor’s note: Johnny T. Stine is the man who the Journal wrote…

  • Apr 28th, 2020

Why covering our faces matters so much

Submitted by San Juan County On April 5, following guidance from the…

  • Apr 27th, 2020

Ferry fare increase

Submitted by the Washington State Ferries Several Washington state ferry fare changes…

  • Apr 26th, 2020

School board meeting, April 29

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

  • Apr 25th, 2020

You are not alone | How to access mental health resources

Submitted by San Juan County It is a time of so much…

  • Apr 25th, 2020

Larsen Votes to Deliver Critical Relief to Washington’s Small Businesses and Hospitals, Boost COVID-19 Testing

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s office On Thursday, April 23, Rep. Rick…

  • Apr 25th, 2020

‘COVID-19 Community Conversations’ round three

Submitted by San Juan County This week “COVID-19 Community Conversations” continues with…

  • Apr 25th, 2020

Inslee announces plan to allow construction projects previously underway to be completed

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee, in consultation with…

  • Apr 24th, 2020

An update on unemployment from the state

Submitted by the Washington State Economic Resiliency Team The Employment Security Department…

  • Apr 24th, 2020

Watch out for Medicare coronavirus scams

Submitted by the Washington Insurance Commissioner’s office As the coronavirus pandemic continues,…

  • Apr 24th, 2020

Working Washington Small Business Grant program gets additional $5 million infusion

$10 million available to help some of estimated 25,000 applications from businesses

  • Apr 23rd, 2020

Inslee announces Washington’s COVID-19 recovery plan

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee spoke directly to…

  • Apr 23rd, 2020
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Virtual sewing bee stitches beautiful protection for San Juan islanders

Submitted by PeaceHealth It started with a simple request for support. In…

  • Apr 22nd, 2020
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Howard Garrett, Orca Network/Contributed photo
                                Transient orca T46B2, 4-7-20, Holmes Harbor.

Puget Sound whale sightings in COVID-19 times

Submitted by Orca Network Seeing whales brings such peace and lightness to…

  • Apr 22nd, 2020
Howard Garrett, Orca Network/Contributed photo
                                Transient orca T46B2, 4-7-20, Holmes Harbor.