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COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan update from the Washington State Department of Health

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

  • Dec 7th, 2020
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Deer in distress, Christmas lights lifted, corralling cows | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Dec 6th, 2020
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Missing person cases solved with DNA genetic profiles from San Juan County

Submitted by the San Juan County Coroner’s office Three men discovered along…

  • Dec 5th, 2020
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Weekly COVID recap with San Juan County

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

  • Dec 4th, 2020
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DSHS urges caregivers not to give in to COVID-19 fatigue during the holidays

Submitted by the Department of Social and Health Services Throughout the pandemic,…

  • Dec 4th, 2020
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San Juan County Courts jury trial postponement

Submitted by San Juan County On Friday, Nov. 20, San Juan County…

  • Dec 4th, 2020
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Two new COVID cases in San Juan County

Two new cases of COVID were added to the San Juan County…

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Head outdoors this holiday season to witness king tides and help build a picture of the future

The MyCoast app allows you to instantly share photos of the season’s biggest tides

  • Dec 3rd, 2020
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No increase to OPALCO rates in 2021

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative The OPALCO Board of Directors…

  • Dec 2nd, 2020
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COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan update from the Washington State Department of Health

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

  • Dec 2nd, 2020
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Applications open for new round of state Working Washington business grants

Businesses encouraged to apply by Dec. 11

  • Dec 2nd, 2020
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Protecting the Salish Sea: Washington’s plastic bag ban goes into effect Jan. 1

Editor’s note: In the printed version of the article, it was stated…

  • Dec 2nd, 2020
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Skagit Regional Health activates surge plan in response to COVID-19

Submitted by Skagit Regional Health Due to rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases in…

  • Dec 2nd, 2020
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COVID-19 hospital occupancy is soaring in Washington state

New data provide deeper insight into the impact of COVID-19 patients on hospitals

  • Nov 30th, 2020
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Grants provide relief to island businesses and organizations

Submitted by the Economic Development Council of San Juan County San Juan…

  • Nov 30th, 2020
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Mullis Street construction on Dec. 1

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Traffic will be disrupted on…

  • Nov 30th, 2020
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Credit card con, teen tantrum, car clutter | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 28th, 2020
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Weekly COVID case update from San Juan County

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

  • Nov 27th, 2020
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Avoid scammers and con artists: “Give smart” this holiday season

Submitted by the Washington Secretary of State’s office It’s the most wonderful…

  • Nov 27th, 2020
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Still time to make Medicare changes

Submitted by the Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisers The 2021 open enrollment…

  • Nov 26th, 2020
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New COVID cases bring county count to 63

There have now been 63 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the…

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EDC presents Datapalooza 2020 – a statistics and demographics event for San Juan County

Submitted by the Economic Development Council of San Juan County This year,…

  • Nov 24th, 2020
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San Juan County’s vaccine expectations

Submitted by San Juan County From the beginning of the COVD crisis,…

  • Nov 24th, 2020
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Light up Friday Harbor with San Juan Island Chamber

Submitted by San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce The holidays are just…

  • Nov 23rd, 2020
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Tampered trespass, filched flags, covert campers | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 21st, 2020
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Teleschooling resumes for all grades at San Juan Island School District

Submitted by Fred Woods San Juan Island School District Superintendent It is…

  • Nov 20th, 2020
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Now is a crucial time to stop the spread of COVID

COVID-19 cases are rising — globally, nationally, in the state and in…

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San Juan County weekly COVID update

Submitted by San Juan County Editor’s note: San Juan County accidentally attributed…

  • Nov 20th, 2020
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State weighs options for commercial whale-watching licensing program

Originally published by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife In spring 2019,…

  • Nov 20th, 2020
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Three new COVID cases on Orcas brings county total to 59

Three new cases of COVID-19 were identified and reported by San Juan…

  • Nov 19th, 2020
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Taking COVID-19 seriously

Originally published by the Washington State Department of Health When Susan was…

  • Nov 19th, 2020
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A food bank for all islanders

More than 100 turkeys await families in need at the Friday Harbor…

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Woman sentenced for hitting flagger

The woman who struck a Friday Harbor flagger in October 2018 was…

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COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan update

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

  • Nov 17th, 2020
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Navy medevacs man from Friday Harbor

Submitted by NAS Whidbey Island The search and rescue team stationed at…

  • Nov 17th, 2020
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OPALCO’s Project PAL – Help your neighbor

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative As the days get shorter…

  • Nov 16th, 2020
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Seven new COVID cases on Orcas Island | Update

Submitted by San Juan County ORCAS ISLAND Since the last update, seven…

  • Nov 16th, 2020
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Inslee announces statewide restrictions for four-weeks

Originally published by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee announced on…

  • Nov 16th, 2020
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Island rivals, the Friday Harbor Wolverines and the Orcas Island Vikings face girls basketball teams face off in this photo from Feb. 5, 2020.

Youth sports: Guidance for staying healthy

Submitted by San Juan County As anyone who has interacted with island…

  • Nov 15th, 2020
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Island rivals, the Friday Harbor Wolverines and the Orcas Island Vikings face girls basketball teams face off in this photo from Feb. 5, 2020.
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Cast away crystal, scores of speeders, active ammo | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 14th, 2020
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