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The 411 on anticipated communications disruption

Submitted by San Juan County Department of Emergency Management The San Juan…

  • Apr 12th, 2018

CenturyLink reminds customers of April 12, 13’s service disruption

Submitted by CenturyLink On Thursday, April 12 at 9 p.m., CenturyLink will…

  • Apr 11th, 2018

Port of Friday Harbor picks Anacortes company to possibly run Jensen’s shipyard | Update

Editor’s note: Read a recap of the port’s April 11 meeting in…

Pacific Whale Watch Association mandates members follow slow zone near whales

Submitted by the Pacific Whale Watch Association The Pacific Whale Watch Association,…

  • Apr 10th, 2018

San Juan Island fire, hospital districts talk EMS merger in first public meeting

The debate on whether to combine emergency medical services with the fire…

Apply for committee to research the possible merger between San Juan Island EMS and fire

Submitted by San Juan Island Fire and Rescue The San Juan Island…

  • Apr 9th, 2018

Pretend piece, bar brawl, dodgy drone and 15 Fidos on foot | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls: March…

  • Apr 9th, 2018

Eastsound woman charged with theft

Kristina Marie Vongnatensky, 29, of Eastsound, has been charged with identity theft…

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                                Recalled Kidde dual sensor smoke alarm.

United States Consumer Product Saftey Commission reports smoke alarm recalled

Submitted by United States Consumer Product Saftey Commission The following smoke alarm…

  • Apr 8th, 2018
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                                Recalled Kidde dual sensor smoke alarm.

Apply for a San Juan County historical preservation grant

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council has discretionary…

  • Apr 7th, 2018

Around Town | New San Juan Island businesses

Boat rental store, BBQ joint and a Mexican eatery set up shop in Friday Harbor

An islander’s guide to locally proposed taxes and fees

New proposals are popping up around San Juan County, prompting several islanders…

San Juan County board vacancies

Submitted by the San Juan County Council The San Juan County Council…

  • Apr 6th, 2018

San Juan County Council roundup on housing, property sales

Rental assistance Low-income seniors and disabled islanders received assistance from county government…

San Juan County’s best prepare for the worst in emergency training

An explosion has just destroyed the courthouse in Friday Harbor and it’s…

Apply for a state grant for San Juan County community, economic development

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County seeks a statement of…

  • Apr 4th, 2018
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                                Observations leading to infanticide. (A) Fresh wounds on left flank and kinked spine anterior to dorsal fin of the approximately 3-year-old orca. (B) Calf with its mother and sister. (C) Circling orcas. (D) The calf’s mother ramming the adult male orca from below sending spray and blood into the air.

Scientists document rare orca infanticide in Canadian waters

The Salish Sea made international news last week as word spread that…

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                                Observations leading to infanticide. (A) Fresh wounds on left flank and kinked spine anterior to dorsal fin of the approximately 3-year-old orca. (B) Calf with its mother and sister. (C) Circling orcas. (D) The calf’s mother ramming the adult male orca from below sending spray and blood into the air.

Port of Friday Harbor meeting

The Port of Friday Harbor will hold a special port meeting at…

  • Apr 3rd, 2018

San Juan County staff look to plan new building to centralize departments

Editor’s note: Updates to this article were made to clearly show that…

San Juan County Solid Waste Advisory Committee meeting

The San Juan County Solid Waste Advisory Committee will meet from 9…

  • Apr 3rd, 2018

Friday Harbor spring cleaning | Town to collect large, heavy garbage

Town will host Spring Cleanup April 23-27

  • Apr 3rd, 2018

Career fair for San Juan Islands students

Submitted by the EDC The San Juan County Economic Development Council, in…

  • Apr 3rd, 2018

New Washington state laws to impact San Juan County

A quick state Legislative session brought fast results that will impact local…

San Juan County Chairman Bill Watson to hold town hall

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Council Chairman Bill Watson…

  • Apr 2nd, 2018

Explicit exchange, mad manager and seven consecutive collisions | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls: March…

  • Apr 2nd, 2018
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                                Each “X” marks where a roundabout will be built.

Sharpes Corner construction in Anacortes starts Monday, April 2

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Transportation Crews will start work…

  • Mar 30th, 2018
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                                Each “X” marks where a roundabout will be built.

San Juan Island’s Public hospital board, fire district and Town of Friday Harbor meeting on April 4

Submitted by the San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 Next Wednesday,…

  • Mar 30th, 2018

San Juan Island School District looks to renew levy, in wake of state education tax hike

San Juan County homeowners are already feeling the squeeze of higher property…

State funds $500,000 for Lopez Island pool

Submitted by Friends of the Lopez Island Pool The state supplemental capital…

  • Mar 30th, 2018

Does San Juan County need an animal control officer?

Islanders advocate for help when dealing with animal cruelty, abuse and neglect

Windermere donates $1,000 to San Juan Island Family Resource Center

Submitted by Windermere As San Juan Islanders, Windermere realtors value neighbors and…

  • Mar 29th, 2018

Anacortes man charged with domestic violence assault of Lopez woman

A 42-year-old man from Anacortes was charged with allegedly breaking into his…

Friday Harbor man charged with harassment, assault of San Juan County deputies

A 30-year-old Friday Harbor man was charged with allegedly threatening to kill…

San Juan County staff plans to secure affordable housing in town

A public-private partnership may solve San Juan Island’s affordable housing shortage. San…

San Juan County Veteran’s Advisory Board meeting

The Veterans’ Advisory Board will meet at 11:45 a.m., Friday, March 30…

  • Mar 28th, 2018

Me Too, San Juan Island

Across the nation and throughout the island, women are raising their hands…

Mainland construction to cause San Juan Islands communications outage April 12, 13

Submitted by Rock Island Communications From 9 p.m., April 12 to 6…

  • Mar 27th, 2018
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Friday Harbor March For Our Lives | Photos

By Tate Thomson Reporter Islanders of all ages came together on Saturday,…

  • Mar 26th, 2018
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Jilted jalopy, coastal quarrel and bad burning | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls: March…

  • Mar 25th, 2018

Friday Harbor man charged with theft and forgery

Paul J. Guard, 29, of Friday Harbor, is charged with identity theft…