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Mullis Street improvement project upcoming construction schedule

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor This is a construction update…

  • Apr 30th, 2021
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Case count and vaccine distribution update

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

  • Apr 30th, 2021
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Walk-in COVID vaccine clinic today | April 28, 2021

Submitted by San Juan County There will be a walk-up COVID vaccine…

  • Apr 28th, 2021
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Inslee signs bill giving tenants protections, landlords rights

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law…

  • Apr 28th, 2021
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IslandRides comes to Orcas after flourishing on San Juan and Lopez

For those who do not drive or have access to a vehicle,…

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Solar Town Hall May 5 – OPALCO workshops begin

Submitted by OPALCO Interested in solar? A Solar Town Hall is the…

  • Apr 28th, 2021
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Cover artwork for "A Nation of Immigrants" courtesy of author Dr. Susan F. Martin.

League of Women’s Voters of San Juans meeting highlights ‘A Nation of Immigrants’

Immigration has long been a hot topic, especially in the United States.…

Cover artwork for "A Nation of Immigrants" courtesy of author Dr. Susan F. Martin.
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OPALCO recaps its 2021 annual meeting

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative On Saturday, April 24, Doug…

  • Apr 27th, 2021
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A whale of a win for Southern resident orcas

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans On April 6, Whatcom County…

  • Apr 26th, 2021
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Left to right: Patty Codd, Frank James and Aaimee Johnson.

Consolidated health clinic for Orcas Island is up and running

Island Primary Care — Orcas is officially serving patients. A ribbon-cutting ceremony…

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Left to right: Patty Codd, Frank James and Aaimee Johnson.
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Purloined plates; plane peril; tossed two-wheelers | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 24th, 2021
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COVID cases continue to climb in San Juan County

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

  • Apr 23rd, 2021
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Public hospital district receives a clean bill of health

Submitted by San Juan County Public Hospital District One San Juan County…

  • Apr 23rd, 2021
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Youth Conservation Corps taking applications

Submitted by the Youth Conservation Corps The Youth Conservation Corps provides conservation…

  • Apr 23rd, 2021
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Mobile app helps boaters follow Puget Sound no discharge zone rule

Submitted by Washington Sea Grant “Pumpout Nav” is a free, simple tool…

  • Apr 22nd, 2021
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Add amateur radio to your disaster toolkit

Submitted by the San Juan County Amateur Radio Society Has COVID got…

  • Apr 21st, 2021
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Fire district annexation returns to ballot

Residents of Friday Harbor and those living within the boundaries of San…

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Sign up now for your COVID-19 vaccine

Submitted by San Juan County More than 2,000 vaccine appointments are now…

  • Apr 20th, 2021
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There are still vaccine appointments available

Submitted by San Juan County For many months, islanders have been awaiting…

  • Apr 20th, 2021
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Inslee signs bill to put statue of Billy Frank Jr. in U.S. Capitol

Tribal leader’s legacy includes protection of the environment for future generations

  • Apr 20th, 2021
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More vaccine appointments available, April 20

More than 3,000 COVID-19 vaccine appointments will be available at 9 a.m.,…

  • Apr 19th, 2021
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Program created to support quarantine and isolation needs is saving lives

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health A program created by…

  • Apr 19th, 2021
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Incarcerated People to Regain Right to Vote

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Formerly incarcerated people will immediately regain…

  • Apr 17th, 2021

Bipartisian support passes $11 billion transportation budget

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service The Washington House of Representatives passed…

  • Apr 17th, 2021

Navy wraps up second round of sound monitoring

Submitted By NAS Whidbey Island The Navy completed its second week of…

  • Apr 17th, 2021
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Friday Harbor hosts Spring Cleanup April 27 – 30

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

  • Apr 17th, 2021
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Snatched sign, drifting dinghy, pinched pipe | San Juan County Sheriffs Log

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

  • Apr 17th, 2021
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A dozen new COVID cases in San Juan County over the past week

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

  • Apr 16th, 2021
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Three National Guard members board the Tillikum during a previous visit to San Juan Countyto help distribute COVID vaccines in early 2021. (<a href="http://www.army.mil" target="_blank">www.army.mil</a> photo)

National Guard to return to San Juan County

Vaccine registration opens at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20

  • Apr 16th, 2021
Three National Guard members board the Tillikum during a previous visit to San Juan Countyto help distribute COVID vaccines in early 2021. (<a href="http://www.army.mil" target="_blank">www.army.mil</a> photo)
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Hands-on masonry project offered by 4-H and EDC

Submitted by the Economic Development Council Kids from all over the county…

  • Apr 16th, 2021
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Update on vaccine breakthrough cases in Washington state

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

  • Apr 14th, 2021
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House passes $6 billion capital works budget

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Lawmakers passed a $6.23 billion capital…

  • Apr 14th, 2021
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San Juan County is best in state for small business; and an economic update

San Juan County earned the honors of best county in Washington state…

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OPALCO Virtual Annual Meeting

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative If you pay your power…

  • Apr 13th, 2021
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Senate passes carbon cap after debate

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service A controversial statewide cap on carbon…

  • Apr 13th, 2021
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Plane crashes off the shores of Blakely Island

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s office At 4:38 p.m. on…

  • Apr 12th, 2021
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Learn Computer-Aided Design with the EDC

Submitted by the Economic Development Council Those seeking to enter a new…

  • Apr 12th, 2021
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Gratuitous graffiti, absent Apple, skilled Samaritans | San Juan County Sheriffs Log

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

  • Apr 10th, 2021
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Thirteen new cases of COVID since April 2

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

  • Apr 9th, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccine distribution update from the DOH

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

  • Apr 8th, 2021
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