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Cited speeders, sauntering sheep, carousing canines | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 14th, 2020

San Juan man charged with three counts of meth possession

Martin Soto-Guillen, 47, of San Juan Island has been charged with three…

Community theater’s plans for COVID-19 cancelations and potential closure

Submitted by San Juan Community Theatre San Juan Community Theatre is currently…

  • Mar 12th, 2020

San Juan County to declare an emergency in response to COVID-19

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council will be…

  • Mar 12th, 2020

WSF encourages passengers to give everyone a little more space when sailing

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Washington State Ferries continues to monitor the…

  • Mar 12th, 2020

Friday Harbor man charged with multiple drug offenses

Matthew Allen Cowell, 34, of Friday Harbor, was charged with multiple drug-related…

Frequently asked questions for the islands about COVID-19 | Guest column

By San Juan County Health and Community Services Health Officer Dr. Frank…

  • Mar 12th, 2020
CNN Photo | Graph showing where the higher range 5G frequencies land on the electromagnetic spectrum

Part I | The hype about 5g

In the wake of the news that Verizon Wireless will begin installing…

CNN Photo | Graph showing where the higher range 5G frequencies land on the electromagnetic spectrum

State steps up response to coronavirus outbreak

With 19 people in the United States — 18 of whom were…

Stephanie Buffum. (Contributed photo.)

Friends of the San Juans Executive Director retires

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Friends of the San Juans…

  • Mar 9th, 2020
Stephanie Buffum. (Contributed photo.)

PeaceHealth Northwest restricts visitor access at hospitals

Submitted by PeaceHealth To protect the health of its patients and caregivers…

  • Mar 7th, 2020

Christian Hogle pleads guilty to possessing and distributing child pornography

Warning: The following story contains graphic details. Christian Hogle, 54, formerly of…

Map misconduct, tardy transfers, detained driver | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 7th, 2020

San Juan man charged with burglary and assault

Omar Guillen, 19, of San Juan Island has been charged with two…

Jay Holt and Sucia. (Contributed photo)

Deputy Sucia, armed with a keen sense of smell

There is a new deputy in town, and she’s armed with a…

Jay Holt and Sucia. (Contributed photo)

Draft ordinance to regulate marijuana operations is available for review

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County marijuana operations staff…

  • Mar 5th, 2020

Warrant out for Friday Harbor teen’s arrest

A female minor, 17, of Friday Harbor, was charged on Jan. 14…

Kindergarten registration begins

Submitted by Friday Harbor Elementary School Friday Harbor Elementary School’s kindergarten registration…

Business disaster training

Submitted by San Juan County Department of Emergency Management Is your business…

  • Mar 4th, 2020

Fire district seeks Friday Harbor annexation in April election

The next step in the integration of fire and emergency medical services…

Provide comment on the draft Comprehensive Plan Transportation Element

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County invites residents to provide…

  • Mar 4th, 2020
More than a hundred people gather in close proximity for the annual meeting aboard Washington State Ferries each spring as is evidenced by this file photo from 2016. (file photo)

Safety first! OPALCO cancels annual member meeting – elections continue

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

  • Mar 3rd, 2020
More than a hundred people gather in close proximity for the annual meeting aboard Washington State Ferries each spring as is evidenced by this file photo from 2016. (file photo)

Lopez man charged with assault, meth possession, trespassing and resisting arrest

Shawn Loren Cook, 43, of Lopez Island, is awaiting sentencing in San…

Cat cruelty, click-it tickets and deer demise | San Juan County Sherrif Log

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

  • Feb 29th, 2020

Washington’s Presidential Primary has moved to March

Submitted by San Juan County Just when you thought the election was…

  • Feb 28th, 2020

Senate passes bills to ensure health of natural waters

Submitted by Washington State Democrats A slate of bills passed out of…

  • Feb 28th, 2020

GOP leadership doubts effectiveness of proposed homelessness spending

Republican leaders in Washington state said they are not confident that spending…

Canadian oil pipeline debate continues

The Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion is still in development following a decision…

Economic growth adds money to state coffers, and Democratic lawmakers have uses for it

Democratic caucuses in the house and senate rolled out separate spending plans…

State lawmakers aim to protect immigrants from warrantless arrests at court

Undocumented immigrants in Washington state may no longer need to fear unexpected…

Pacasum trial postponed until May

The trial for 18-year-old David Pacasum of Orcas Island has been continued…

Contributed Photo | Rick Larsen celebrates at the Olga Store, helps FOSB receive their tax-exempt status

Rick Larsen: Dad Joke King

A wide range of topics were covered by U.S. Rep Rick Larsen…

Contributed Photo | Rick Larsen celebrates at the Olga Store, helps FOSB receive their tax-exempt status

Former EMS chief cleared by department of health

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

  • Feb 25th, 2020

Samish Indian Nation receives $760,000 federal grant to improve roads and safety

Submitted by the Samish Indian Nation The Samish Indian Nation was awarded…

  • Feb 24th, 2020

Parents and teachers express concerns over mandatory sex ed

Parents, students and educational professionals voiced their concerns in a public hearing…

Resounding reunion, dashing dog, nighttime noise | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Feb 22nd, 2020

Extension of tax exemption for private airplane work approved by Senate

The Washington state House of Representatives will consider a 10-year extension of…

Friday Harbor man charged with drug possession and harboring a minor

Stuart Gray Piff, 35, of Friday Harbor, was charged with two controlled…

Lawmakers move to lower cost of insulin in state

Bringing down the cost of insulin for people with diabetes is the…

Lovelett bill to boost fresh fruits and vegetables program passes Senate

A bill that would promote healthy foods and diets for those enrolled…

  • Feb 21st, 2020