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                                Kelsey Lee O’Day, 27, of Friday Harbor originally pleaded not guilty to child rape in the third degree on Dec. 14, 2017.

Kelsey O’Day pleads guilty to child rape

Staff report Kelsey Lee O’Day, 27, of Friday Harbor, pleaded guilty to…

  • Jul 20th, 2018
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                                Kelsey Lee O’Day, 27, of Friday Harbor originally pleaded not guilty to child rape in the third degree on Dec. 14, 2017.

Primary candidates forum on San Juan Island

U.S. Congressional, Washington state Legislature hopefuls talk health care, taxes and more

San Juan Island Conservation District adds grant, new members

Submitted by SJIs Conservation District Grant award In furthering the work towards…

  • Jul 20th, 2018

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs injured woman on Sucia Island

Submitted by U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest A U.S. Coast…

  • Jul 19th, 2018

Trial set for Friday Harbor man charged with multiple felonies | Update

(Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story stated that items were…

  • Jul 19th, 2018

San Juan Island EMS chief reports alleged illegal recording to county sheriff’s office | Update

The chief of San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services accused a doctor…

San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney candidates fight for freedom of speech | Update

Two candidates running for prosecuting attorney are battling for freedom of speech…

San Juan County council to discuss sign code, comprehensive plan on July 20

Submitted by San Juan County At 9 a.m., July 20, there will…

  • Jul 18th, 2018

Disability advisory committee members needed for county elections

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Elections staff are looking…

  • Jul 18th, 2018

Trial set for Friday Harbor man charged with harassment, assault of San Juan County deputies | Update

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

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Historic weapons demonstration ignites fire at American Camp | Update

Submitted by San Juan Island National Historical Park On Sunday, July 15,…

  • Jul 17th, 2018
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U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen blasts Trump-Putin summit

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s office Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett, a senior…

  • Jul 17th, 2018

Boating couple, two kayakers rescued near San Juans, July 14, 15

Submitted by the U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest Over the…

  • Jul 16th, 2018

Wounded wildlife; several speeders; warrants and wrecks | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 15th, 2018

Former San Juan County Detective Parker charged with misconduct by the Criminal Justice Training Commission

A former county detective, who allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a…

San County County District Court judge dismisses citizen’s petition to file charges against former detective | Update

Staff report San Juan County District Court Judge Stewart Andrew has rejected…

  • Jul 12th, 2018
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                                A Coast Guard helicopter aircrew from Air Station Port Angeles transfers an unresponsive individual to local Emergency Medical Service personnel after recovering him the water near the Strait of Juan de Fuca on July 10.

Cruise ship passenger falls overboard, dies near Strait of Juan de Fuca

Submitted by U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest A U.S. Coast…

  • Jul 11th, 2018
Contributed photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi U.S. Coast Guard District 13
                                A Coast Guard helicopter aircrew from Air Station Port Angeles transfers an unresponsive individual to local Emergency Medical Service personnel after recovering him the water near the Strait of Juan de Fuca on July 10.

Food stamp recipients can buy fresh, local food through county program

Submitted by San Juan County A local campaign is helping food stamp…

  • Jul 11th, 2018

State revokes certification of former detective

Staff report The Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission revoked the certificate…

  • Jul 10th, 2018

Coast Guard rescues injured hiker from Obstruction Island on July 4

Submitted by U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Public Affairs Office A Coast…

  • Jul 10th, 2018

San Juan County environmental advocates urge voluntary ditch of plastic straws

San Juan County environmental advocates have a simple solution for people to…

Rep. Rick Larsen asks Navy secretary questions about Whidbey Growlers

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s Office Editor’s note: The following is a…

  • Jul 9th, 2018

State to change Washington licenses to comply with Real ID Act

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

  • Jul 9th, 2018

Trespass trifecta, braking bad and tarp trepidation | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 8th, 2018
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Washington launches website to compare medical procedure prices

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s Office Would you like to know how…

  • Jul 8th, 2018
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Rep. Larsen releases statement on tariffs against Chinese products

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s Office U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, who is…

  • Jul 6th, 2018
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                                Chinook salmon

State changes fishing rules to protect Columbia River Chinook salmon

Submitted by WDFW Since July 1, anglers can catch and keep sockeye…

  • Jul 6th, 2018
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                                Chinook salmon
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Two bull elk photographed on Orcas

Two bull elk strolled through a yard on the western side of…

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San Juan County Council looks to fill roughly 50 local board vacancies

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

  • Jul 5th, 2018

Local attorney sues Town of Friday Harbor, staff over land dispute

According to island history, if you mess with someone’s pig there could…

Town of Friday Harbor staff suspend Web Street construction from July 3-8

Submitted by The Town of Friday Harbor Web Street in Friday Harbor…

  • Jul 3rd, 2018

Coast Guard rescues injured 70-year-old after boat runs aground near Sucia

Submitted by the U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest On Monday,…

  • Jul 3rd, 2018

Tourist saves local man from flaming car on San Juan Island

Donald Hubner came to San Juan Island a tourist but left a…

Firearm fiascos, beach ban and right-of-way wrongs | San Juan County Sheriff Log

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

  • Jul 3rd, 2018

County awarded $10,000 in public records lawsuit

Edward Kilduff of Lopez Island was ordered to pay San Juan County…

Eleven chickenpox cases on Orcas Island | Update

Submitted by San Juan County Eleven cases of Varicella, or chickenpox, have…

  • Jul 2nd, 2018

Volunteers against Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline honored on Greenpeace vessel in Friday Harbor

To emphasize the impacts of the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline,…

Center for Whale Research opens learning venue in Friday Harbor

The skull of a transient orca will be one of the first…

County council approves new vision statement for San Juan County’s future

The future of the San Juan Islands has already been written and…

Fourth of July Parade street closures and detours in Friday Harbor

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Parking and vehicle access on…

  • Jun 28th, 2018