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Ferry fracas, tree trouble, anonymous accidents | The San Juan Country Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 6th, 2021
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COVID vaccine registration 9 a.m., March 8

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

  • Mar 6th, 2021
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San Juan County goes two weeks without new COVID case

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

  • Mar 5th, 2021
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Roll out of COVID vaccine to date in San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County As vaccine distribution efforts continue, it is…

  • Mar 5th, 2021
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Returning to in-person learning

Submitted by Fred Woods Superintendent, San Juan Island School District It is…

  • Mar 5th, 2021
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New spay/neuter clinic for low income families

Submitted by The Animal Protection Society - Friday Harbor On Feb. 23,…

  • Mar 4th, 2021
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Gaylord responds to Washington Supreme Court decision declaring drug possession statute unconstitutional

Submitted by the San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney’s office On Feb. 25,…

  • Mar 3rd, 2021
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Jennifer Johnston’s third-grade class at Orcas Island Elementary School. (Colleen Smith/staff photo)

Island schools talk reopening strategies

For some island students, it’s been 11 months since they walked the…

Jennifer Johnston’s third-grade class at Orcas Island Elementary School. (Colleen Smith/staff photo)
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San Juan County’s vacation rental discussion continues

San Juan County has issued permits for 1,002 vacation rentals, according to…

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OPALCO 2021 Board Candidates

Submitted by Orcas Power & Light Cooperative As a cooperative, Orcas Power…

  • Mar 1st, 2021
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San Juan County goes a week without a new COVID case

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

  • Feb 27th, 2021
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A variety of spurge laurel photos to help identify the noxious plant. (Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board/Contributed photos)

Purge the spurge

Jason A. Ontjes, Program Coordinator San Juan County Noxious Weed Control Program…

  • Feb 27th, 2021
A variety of spurge laurel photos to help identify the noxious plant. (Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board/Contributed photos)
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Public hospital district pays $15,000 in public records lawsuit settlement

Submitted by San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 On Jan.…

  • Feb 26th, 2021
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Inslee signs COVID-19 relief bill, allocating $2.2 billion in federal funding

By Patric Haerle WNPA News Service Additional relief in response to the…

  • Feb 25th, 2021
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Snowy sliders, deer deception, wayward watch | The San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Feb 25th, 2021
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SCAM ALERT: Someone is impersonating SJC Sheriff’s office to swindle money

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff’s office San Juan County Sheriff’s office…

  • Feb 24th, 2021
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Invasive Species Awareness Week, Feb. 22-28

Submitted by Washington Recreation and Conservation Office Gov. Jay Inslee, in partnership…

  • Feb 24th, 2021
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Charter Review Commission recap

By Minor Lile Sounder contributor The San Juan County Charter Review Commission…

  • Feb 24th, 2021
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Mandatory boater education for paddleboarders sinks in Legislature

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service A bill that would have required…

  • Feb 24th, 2021
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2018 grant cycle funded Mudd Bay/Sucia island habitat restoration project. Pocket beaches are a critical thing for juvenile salmon.

Ecology now accepting grant applications for restoration projects

Ecology now accepting grant applications for restoration projects

  • Feb 24th, 2021
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2018 grant cycle funded Mudd Bay/Sucia island habitat restoration project. Pocket beaches are a critical thing for juvenile salmon.
L125 pops its head out of the water as it swims alongside mother L86 on Feb. 17, 2021. (Center for Whale Research/Contributed photo)

Oh, baby! Southern residents welcome new calf to L Pod

Submitted by The Center for Whale Research The Center for Whale Research…

  • Feb 23rd, 2021
L125 pops its head out of the water as it swims alongside mother L86 on Feb. 17, 2021. (Center for Whale Research/Contributed photo)
Aerial photo of the Jensen Marina boathouse collapse taken Feb. 15 by Chris Teren, <a href="https://www.terenphotography.com/" target="_blank">www.terenphotography.com/</a>.

Jensen boathouses collapse under the weight of snow

Correction: A previous version of this article stated the cabinets were made…

Aerial photo of the Jensen Marina boathouse collapse taken Feb. 15 by Chris Teren, <a href="https://www.terenphotography.com/" target="_blank">www.terenphotography.com/</a>.
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Friday Harbor to begin major utility project downtown in mid-March

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor…

  • Feb 22nd, 2021
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Jailed jive, failed firewood-filch, speeder slowdowns | The San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Feb 21st, 2021
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PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center. San Juan Island, Washington.
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PeaceHealth updates visitor regulations

Submitted by PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center…

  • Feb 19th, 2021
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Three new cases in San Juan County over the past week

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

  • Feb 19th, 2021
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Don’t register for the COVID vaccine if you’re not eligible, a plea from San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County Though the number of vaccine doses available…

  • Feb 19th, 2021
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Tony Parkin (center), the new executive director of the Islands’ Oil Spill Association, and family.

New Islands’ Oil Spill Association Executive Director

Submitted by Islands’ Oil Spill Association Tony Parkin has been hired as…

  • Feb 19th, 2021
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Tony Parkin (center), the new executive director of the Islands’ Oil Spill Association, and family.
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Chamber director recognized by town for her service to the community

Becki Day is well-known around the Friday Harbor community because of her…

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County’s COVID vaccine shipment delayed by bad weather | Update

Update: San Juan County’s COVID vaccination clinic scheduled for Feb. 18 has…

  • Feb 17th, 2021
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Photo caption: Fish For Teeth sponsors a mobile dental van for dental clinics in the San Juan Islands, up to four times a year. (Contributed photo.)

Fish for Teeth brings mobile dental van to Friday Harbor in March

Submitted by Fish for Teeth We at Fish for Teeth are excited…

  • Feb 17th, 2021
Photo caption: Fish For Teeth sponsors a mobile dental van for dental clinics in the San Juan Islands, up to four times a year. (Contributed photo.)
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Shell refinery in Anacortes penalized by EPA

Company pays $191,000 penalty for 2015 event that sickened locals

  • Feb 16th, 2021
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Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) speaks at a Housing Advocacy meeting in this file photo from her website.

Cantwell is first woman to chair the Senate committee on commerce, science, and transportation

Submitted by U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell’s office At a hearing on Feb.…

  • Feb 16th, 2021
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) speaks at a Housing Advocacy meeting in this file photo from her website.
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Nocturnal nuisance, abandoned accident, recovered runaway | The San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Feb 13th, 2021
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San Juan County case count update

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

  • Feb 12th, 2021
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Vaccine appointments available this afternoon, Feb. 12

Submitted by San Juan County For those who are eligible, a limited…

  • Feb 12th, 2021
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Pacific Northwest Seismic Network’s shake map screenshot from the afternoon of Feb. 8.

Tremor event draws regional attention

Thousands of tremors rattled under Vancouver Island between Jan. 26 and Feb.…

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Pacific Northwest Seismic Network’s shake map screenshot from the afternoon of Feb. 8.
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Inslee announces five regions to progress to Phase 2

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

  • Feb 11th, 2021
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Statewide COVID-19 vaccine distribution update

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

  • Feb 11th, 2021
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Suicide review team proposed by Legislature

By Joseph Claypoole WNPA News Service The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating a…

  • Feb 11th, 2021