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San Juan Island School District Board of Directors appoints Board Member for Vacancy

Submitted by San Juan Island School District On April 24, the Board…

  • May 3rd, 2019

Lean, green, ferry machines: Washington State Ferries releases action plan for sustainable ferry system

Submitted by Washington State Department of Transportation In honor of Earth Day,…

  • May 2nd, 2019

Hospital district seeks candidates for board

No one has announced their candidacy for any of the four open…

IOSA Oil Spill Meetings Attract a Crowd

Submitted by Islands’ Oil Spill Association More than 100 islanders learned more…

  • Apr 30th, 2019

Prospective candidate forum May 9

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

  • Apr 29th, 2019
Contributed photo/David Ellifrit, NOAA

Orca legislation passes

It’s a win for the orcas and their advocates. Four bills with…

Contributed photo/David Ellifrit, NOAA

Galavanting goats, wandering wallets and beached boats | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 27th, 2019

OPALCO hires three local apprentices: The future is here!

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

  • Apr 26th, 2019

Silverstein, Garlock and Whitfield retain OPALCO board seats

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative The results of Orcas Power…

  • Apr 26th, 2019
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                                The plans that council agreed to move forward with.

Connector road progresses with council approval

After years of conversations and planning, the connector road is set to…

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                                The plans that council agreed to move forward with.

WiFi Hotspots Available for Wireless Internet Access

Submitted by San Juan Island Library San Juan Island Library announced today…

  • Apr 21st, 2019

Tree not trash, deer dodging dogs and turning troubles | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 20th, 2019

Doctors talk appeal process

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article stated the San Juan…

County temporarily halts marijuana farm permits

A proposed marijuana farm on Lopez Island prompted action from the San…

Public hospital district and fire district talk fire/EMS merger

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

  • Apr 17th, 2019

County welcomes new deputy prosecuting attorney

San Juan County’s newest deputy prosecutor circumnavigated the globe before landing on…

Callahan named deputy prosecutor for district court

Lindsey Callahan has joined the San Juan County Prosecutor’s Office where she…

  • Apr 16th, 2019

Click-it ticket, tool theft, predawn prowler | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 13th, 2019

Live fire training Sunday

San Juan Island Fire and Rescue is conducting a live fire training…

  • Apr 12th, 2019

Larsen hosts community coffee

Rep. Rick Larsen met with constituents among the clank and clatter of…

Citizen’s Advisory Group recommends fire and EMS merger

With the support of the Citizen’s Advisory Gorup, the merger of San…

County seeks candidates for board vacancies

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

  • Apr 7th, 2019

Spring speeders, assault allegations, nagging neighbors | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 6th, 2019

Snow days waived for San Juan Island School District

Submitted by San Juan Island School District San Juan Island School District’s…

  • Apr 4th, 2019

Accidental drowning claims the life of an Orcas resident

Submitted by the San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney/Coroner At mid-afternoon on Sunday,…

  • Apr 3rd, 2019
Airlift Northwest’s helicopters respond to island emergencies when a quick transport to a hospital is necessary. Courtesy photo

Kaiser discussion expands beyond county

There is still no solution in sight for Kaiser Permanente customers who…

Airlift Northwest’s helicopters respond to island emergencies when a quick transport to a hospital is necessary. Courtesy photo

Community coffee with Rep. Rick Larsen

Constituents of Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) are invited to meet with the…

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Public hospital district hears about long-term care

Long-term care, a helipad at the hospital and air ambulance denials were…

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Friday Harbor man dies in crash | Update

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff’s Office At approximately 5:30 a.m. on…

Boater education class

Submitted by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary…

  • Mar 31st, 2019

Chatter citation, fearful family, renegade RVer | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 30th, 2019

Reduced vehicle capacity on ferries

Submitted by Washington State Ferries There will be reduced vehicle capacity on…

  • Mar 28th, 2019
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Orca task force starts second year

The race to save the Southern resident orcas continues as representatives with…

Photo courtesy of The Herald

Vehicular homicide trial postponed until July

The trial date for a man accused of vehicular homicide has been…

Climate advocate training, March 30

Hope, optimism and effective climate action; these are the themes of the…

  • Mar 28th, 2019

Orcas man charged with methamphetamine possession

Anthony Kean, 31, of Eastsound, was charged with possession of a controlled…

Orcas teen charged with drug possession

Aiden McGregor, 18, of Olga, was charged with possession of MDMA (Ecstasy)…

Orcas woman’s death ruled accidental

Submitted by the San Juan County Prosecutor/Coroner and Sheriff’s Office. A local…

  • Mar 25th, 2019

Friday Harbor man charged with burglary and malicious mischief

Michael Davis, 25, of Friday Harbor, was charged with burglary in the…

Beach battle, teen toker, serial speeder | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 23rd, 2019