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It’s time for the talk: How to get together safely

It’s time for the talk: How to get together safely

No one wants to get sick or to get someone else sick.

  • Aug 30th, 2020
It’s time for the talk: How to get together safely
NWFSC/contributed photo                                NOAA researchers collecting fecal samples. Photo taken under federal research permit.

Researchers probe orca poop for microplastics

You might worry about your toddler chewing on a plastic toy with toxic chemicals.

  • Aug 30th, 2020
NWFSC/contributed photo                                NOAA researchers collecting fecal samples. Photo taken under federal research permit.
Grants benefit orca and salmon recovery

Grants benefit orca and salmon recovery

State receives more than $11 million in federal grants to benefit SRKW and Chinook recovery

  • Aug 29th, 2020
Grants benefit orca and salmon recovery
Vandalized views, bee bumble, unattended auto | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Vandalized views, bee bumble, unattended auto | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 28th, 2020
Vandalized views, bee bumble, unattended auto | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Skagit STEM Network expands to San Juans

Skagit STEM Network expands to NW Washington STEM Network to San Juan County

  • Aug 27th, 2020

A conversation with local elected officials

Four of the islands’ elected officials held a meeting to discuss the state of the islands.

(Washington State Ferries Twitter/Contributed photo)

EDC survey on Sidney ferry privatization

The EDC and its partners would like to hear opinions from users of the Sidney ferry and stakeholders

  • Aug 27th, 2020
(Washington State Ferries Twitter/Contributed photo)
Congress acts to stop USPS service reductions

Congress acts to stop USPS service reductions

As the 2020 General Election nears, new concerns regarding mail-in voting have…

Congress acts to stop USPS service reductions
OPALCO extends COVID-19 bill pay assistance

OPALCO extends COVID-19 bill pay assistance

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative Members who are struggling to…

  • Aug 25th, 2020
OPALCO extends COVID-19 bill pay assistance
Why am I coughing? What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms

Why am I coughing? What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Out of nowhere, you…

  • Aug 24th, 2020
Why am I coughing? What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms
Sucia assists in drug bust

Sucia assists in drug bust

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office At approximately 8:30 p.m.…

  • Aug 24th, 2020
Sucia assists in drug bust
Tips and tricks for wearing cloth face coverings

Tips and tricks for wearing cloth face coverings

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Covering your face while…

  • Aug 24th, 2020
Tips and tricks for wearing cloth face coverings
Summary of recent cases in San Juan County

Summary of recent cases in San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County There was one new confirmed positive test…

  • Aug 22nd, 2020
Summary of recent cases in San Juan County
Ferguson brings lawsuit to protect the United States Postal Service and mail-in voting

Ferguson brings lawsuit to protect the United States Postal Service and mail-in voting

Submitted by the Office of the Washingtons State Attorney General Washington State…

  • Aug 22nd, 2020
Ferguson brings lawsuit to protect the United States Postal Service and mail-in voting
Pinched paddle, bickering brothers, appropriated anchor | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Pinched paddle, bickering brothers, appropriated anchor | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 22nd, 2020
Pinched paddle, bickering brothers, appropriated anchor | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
Cars load aboard the ferry at Anacortes. (Washington State Ferries/contributed photo)

Ferry delays likely to remain for now

The ferries occasionally running behind in the summer is something islanders are…

Cars load aboard the ferry at Anacortes. (Washington State Ferries/contributed photo)
The COVID-19 Farmworker Study

The COVID-19 Farmworker Study

Another step toward evidence-based public health practice in Washington

  • Aug 21st, 2020
The COVID-19 Farmworker Study
Secretary of State says USPS will maintain excellent delivery standards during general election

Secretary of State says USPS will maintain excellent delivery standards during general election

Submitted by Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s office The U.S. Postal…

  • Aug 20th, 2020
Secretary of State says USPS will maintain excellent delivery standards during general election
County council news briefs

County council news briefs

County to apply for COVID housing grant The county will hold a…

County council news briefs
Rhea Miller/contributed photos                                The community-created Black Lives Matter memorial signs were destroyed for a third time the night of Aug. 13 (Rhea Miller/contributed photo)

Lopez Black Lives Matter signs vandalized a third time

Submitted by Rhea Miller In the late evening of Aug. 14, yet…

  • Aug 19th, 2020
Rhea Miller/contributed photos                                The community-created Black Lives Matter memorial signs were destroyed for a third time the night of Aug. 13 (Rhea Miller/contributed photo)
Lopez man arrested for vandalizing Black Lives Matter memorial signs

Lopez man arrested for vandalizing Black Lives Matter memorial signs

A Lopez Island man said he attempted to destroy a Black Lives…

Lopez man arrested for vandalizing Black Lives Matter memorial signs
New report highlights COVID-19 cases are plateauing

New report highlights COVID-19 cases are plateauing

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

  • Aug 19th, 2020
New report highlights COVID-19 cases are plateauing
Islander one of many sickened by onions

Islander one of many sickened by onions

Submitted by the Washington Department of Health A resident of San Juan…

  • Aug 18th, 2020
Islander one of many sickened by onions
Reported child abuse on San Juan Island

Reported child abuse on San Juan Island

Two Friday Harbor women have been charged with assault of a child.…

Reported child abuse on San Juan Island
Free day at Washington State Parks, Aug. 25

Free day at Washington State Parks, Aug. 25

Submitted by Washington State Parks In recognition of the National Park System’s…

  • Aug 18th, 2020
Free day at Washington State Parks, Aug. 25
County adds one new COVID case as of mid-August

County adds one new COVID case as of mid-August

Update: Another case of COVID was confirmed on Orcas on Aug. 17.…

County adds one new COVID case as of mid-August
Bystander efforts lead to successful CPR outcome

Bystander efforts lead to successful CPR outcome

Submitted by San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Emergency responders from San…

  • Aug 17th, 2020
Bystander efforts lead to successful CPR outcome
County seeks ‘con’ writers for upcoming election

County seeks ‘con’ writers for upcoming election

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County is seeking volunteers to…

  • Aug 17th, 2020
County seeks ‘con’ writers for upcoming election
Public hospital district enters final stage of strategic planning

Public hospital district enters final stage of strategic planning

Submitted by San Juan County Public Hosptial District #1 During the month…

  • Aug 16th, 2020
Public hospital district enters final stage of strategic planning
Keep your social circle small — very small

Keep your social circle small — very small

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health If one of your…

  • Aug 16th, 2020
Keep your social circle small — very small
New COVID-19 case confirmed on Orcas

New COVID-19 case confirmed on Orcas

Submitted by San Juan County There has been one new confirmed positive…

  • Aug 13th, 2020
New COVID-19 case confirmed on Orcas
Inslee announces education recommendations

Inslee announces education recommendations

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s Office Gov. Jay Inslee announced new recommendations…

  • Aug 12th, 2020
Inslee announces education recommendations
County seeks committee members for vacant seats

County seeks committee members for vacant seats

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council is searching…

  • Aug 12th, 2020
County seeks committee members for vacant seats
County courts prepare to resume jury trials

County courts prepare to resume jury trials

Submitted by San Juan County Courts The San Juan County Superior Court…

  • Aug 12th, 2020
County courts prepare to resume jury trials
Four council candidates set to move on to November’s general election

Four council candidates set to move on to November’s general election

Christine Minney, Ryan Palmateer, Rick Hughes and Cindy Wolf are the four…

  • Aug 12th, 2020
Four council candidates set to move on to November’s general election
Kidnapped kitty, floatplane faux pas, swiped skif| San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Kidnapped kitty, floatplane faux pas, swiped skif| San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 12th, 2020
Kidnapped kitty, floatplane faux pas, swiped skif| San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
Larsen to visit Friday Harbor small businesses benefiting from federal pandemic relief, meet with San Juan Land Bank staff

Larsen to visit Friday Harbor small businesses benefiting from federal pandemic relief, meet with San Juan Land Bank staff

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s office Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will visit…

  • Aug 11th, 2020
Larsen to visit Friday Harbor small businesses benefiting from federal pandemic relief, meet with San Juan Land Bank staff
Inslee lifts visitation ban at long-term care facilities

Inslee lifts visitation ban at long-term care facilities

A four-phase plan will allow restrictions at nursing homes to gradually be relaxed.

Inslee lifts visitation ban at long-term care facilities
Radio legend and San Juan Islander Pat O’Day dies

Radio legend and San Juan Islander Pat O’Day dies

A founding father of Northwest rock and roll scene has played his…

Radio legend and San Juan Islander Pat O’Day dies
SJICF launches virtual fair matching grant program

SJICF launches virtual fair matching grant program

Submitted by San Juan Island Community Foundation Each year, the San Juan…

  • Aug 10th, 2020
SJICF launches virtual fair matching grant program