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New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three

Over the course of four days, five new cases of COVID-19 were…

Friends of the San Juans receives $5,000 grant

Submitted by the Keta Legacy Foundation Friends of the San Juans received…

  • Jul 19th, 2020

Missing microscope, stolen sailboat, drone drive-bys | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 19th, 2020

Lopez Island signs memorialize lives lost

Being on a small island off the shores of Washington state has…

Testing of close contacts identifies two new COVID cases on San Juan

Submitted by San Juan County Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been…

  • Jul 16th, 2020

Digging deeper into contact tracing

A more detailed look at how public health staff work to limit the spread of COVID in our community.

  • Jul 16th, 2020

FAQ for employers and businesses regarding positive COVID tests

Submitted by San Juan County As the islands enter the sixth month…

  • Jul 15th, 2020

County council hopefuls meet in online forums

Eight people are vying for two positions on the San Juan County…

Back-To-Business Grant awards announced

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

  • Jul 14th, 2020

A look at San Juan County Council candidates

This fall, San Juan County residents will be voting for two positions…

  • Jul 14th, 2020

Three new cases of COVID reported on San Juan Island

Submitted by San Juan County Over the weekend of July 11-12, three…

  • Jul 13th, 2020

Friends don’t let friends spread COVID-19

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 in Washington is now…

  • Jul 13th, 2020
(Washington State Ferries Twitter/Contributed photo)

Washington State Ferries continues to operate through a global pandemic

Washington State Ferries is not immune to COVID-19, according to Amy Scarton.…

(Washington State Ferries Twitter/Contributed photo)
This photo shows the apparent moment of impact of Monday’s collision between the ferry Tokitae and a humpback whale that had just surfaced. (Bart Rulon)

Humpback whale hit by Mukilteo ferry, Chip, is presumed dead

The whale, age 3, has not been seen since being struck Monday. His companion was later seen alone.

  • Jul 10th, 2020
This photo shows the apparent moment of impact of Monday’s collision between the ferry Tokitae and a humpback whale that had just surfaced. (Bart Rulon)

Logic and accuracy testing

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

  • Jul 10th, 2020

Crashed cycle, touring toddler, abandoned auto | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 9th, 2020

County gives $40,000 to each resource center for rental assistance

The county has nearly tripled its emergency rental assistance contribution to resource…

Update to district residents

Submitted by the San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 Your…

  • Jul 8th, 2020

Inslee announces funding for rent assistance, tribal recovery, small businesses and nonprofits

Submitted by the Office of Governor Jay Inslee Distributed this week to…

  • Jul 7th, 2020

Lieutenant Governor Primary Forum, July 9

Submitted by the League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund The…

  • Jul 7th, 2020

A reminder that the Southern resident orcas are still struggling

The Southern resident orcas waited until the very end of June to…

New COVID-19 reports show concerning patterns of inequity, rise in cases among younger people

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

  • Jul 7th, 2020

New case of COVID-19 on Orcas Island

Submitted by San Juan County Over the weekend, the San Juan County…

  • Jul 6th, 2020

County phases, climbing cases should mean altered summer travel plans for most Washingtonians

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

  • Jul 5th, 2020

Keep your child safe by staying up to date on vaccinations during COVID-19

Submitted by San Juan County While there isn’t a vaccine against COVID-19…

  • Jul 5th, 2020

Taxpayers should file by July 15 tax deadline; automatic extension to Oct. 15 available

Submitted by the Internal Revenue Service The Department of the Treasury and…

  • Jul 5th, 2020

Top ten reasons to wear a mask

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health 10. So the kids…

  • Jul 4th, 2020

OPALCO warns of scammers

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative Orcas Power and Light Cooperative…

  • Jul 3rd, 2020

Public asked to protect honey bees by reporting sightings of the invasive Asian giant hornet

Submitted by the State of Washington Recreation and Conservation Office As summer…

  • Jul 3rd, 2020

Larsen votes for police conduct reform, equal justice legislation

Larsen votes for police conduct reform, equal justice legislation

  • Jul 2nd, 2020

Community service program – calling all non-profits

Submitted by the San Juan County Adult Probation Office The courts of…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020

Public hearing regarding marijuana production and processing regulations

Submitted by San Juan County The Planning Commission will take public testimony…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020

San Juan County will not move to Phase Three just yet

Submitted by the San Juan County Department of Emergency Management Gov. Jay…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020

Gallivanting goats, dangerous dog, odorous offense | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 2nd, 2020

Reminder: All personal fireworks are illegal in San Juan County

Submitted by the San Juan County Fire Marshal’s Office A friendly reminder…

  • Jul 1st, 2020

The show must go on | Friday Harbor fireworks 2020

With little fanfare being made, Friday Harbor will still host fireworks this…

Myths and facts about cloth face coverings

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

  • Jun 29th, 2020

State Parks urges Fourth of July revelers to recreate responsibly

Submitted by Washington State Parks The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission…

  • Jun 29th, 2020

San Juan County pursues Phase Three

San Juan County may soon be entering Phase Three of Gov. Jay…

Helping businesses, employees customers stay safe

Submitted by San Juan County There are some relatively simple best practices…

  • Jun 28th, 2020