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Two new cases of COVID in San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County Two new positive COVID test results have…

  • Nov 13th, 2020
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PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center earns top rating for its Cardiothoracic Surgery Program

Submitted by PeaceHealth PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington, earned…

  • Nov 13th, 2020
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Four new cases of COVID in San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County Four new positive COVID test results have…

  • Nov 12th, 2020
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Let’s be honest: A discussion about the holidays and minimizing transmission risk

Submitted by San Juan County Everything about the COVID crisis has been…

  • Nov 12th, 2020
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San Juan Island School District Elementary School reopens

Submitted by Fred Woods San Juan Island School District Superintendent On Thursday,…

  • Nov 12th, 2020
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State fish and wildlife director to hold online open house

Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Washington Department of Fish…

  • Nov 11th, 2020
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Maintaining mental health amid a global pandemic

Compass Health launched a telehealth service a year ago. Six months in,…

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COVID-19 cases spreading very quickly in Puget Sound region

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

  • Nov 10th, 2020
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Severe weather shelter opens soon

Submitted by Winnie Brumsickle Severe Weather Shelter Coordinator Together with United Way…

  • Nov 10th, 2020
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Hospital district opposes hospice sale

The hospital district is seeking to stop the sale of Hospice of…

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Minney and Wolf win council election

Christine Minney and Cindy Wolf won the November 2020 election to represent…

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Four new COVID cases brings county total to 43

Submitted by San Juan County Four new positive COVID test results have…

  • Nov 9th, 2020
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Washington State Ferries to honor veterans Wednesday with moment of silence

POW/MIA flag to fly on all operating vessels Nov. 11

  • Nov 9th, 2020
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Tangled tots, moorage miscreant, canine confusion | San Juan County Sheriff’s Office

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

  • Nov 7th, 2020
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New case of COVID on Orcas brings county count to 38 | Update

Submitted by San Juan County A positive COVID test result has been…

  • Nov 5th, 2020
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San Juan County a priority in state’s forest plan

The San Juan Islands are heavily and densely forested. Because of this,…

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Hospice of the Northwest in talks to sell to private equity firm

For more than 30 years, San Juan County residents in the last…

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San Juan Public Hospital District No. 1 awarded $100,000 planning grant

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

  • Nov 3rd, 2020
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Fourth of July Beach parking closed for season

Submitted by San Juan Island National Historical Park San Juan Island National…

  • Nov 2nd, 2020
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Guidance on symptoms of COVID and when to stay home from work or school

Submitted by San Juan County As we head into winter, sore throats,…

  • Nov 2nd, 2020
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State Parks announces final 2020 free days

Day-use visits are free on Veterans Day and the day after Thanksgiving

  • Nov 1st, 2020
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Remembering the Fight

A common mistake many make in talking about the American woman’s right…

  • Nov 1st, 2020
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Straying stead, sidelined cycles, San Juan swatting | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 31st, 2020
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Whidbey SAR Conducts medevac from Lopez

Submitted by Naval Air Station Whidbey Island A Search and Rescue team…

  • Oct 31st, 2020
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Rick Hughes appointed to National Broadband Task Force

Submitted by the National Association of Counties National Association of Counties (NACo)…

  • Oct 30th, 2020
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This Sept. 2015 photo shows an adult female orca, identified as J-16, as she’s about to surface with her youngest calf, born earlier in the year 2015, near the San Juan Islands. (NOAA Fisheries/Vancouver Aquarium via AP, File)

Millions have been spent on orca recovery: Is it working?

Recovering destroyed salmon habitat is the key to regaining Southern Resident killer whale numbers.

This Sept. 2015 photo shows an adult female orca, identified as J-16, as she’s about to surface with her youngest calf, born earlier in the year 2015, near the San Juan Islands. (NOAA Fisheries/Vancouver Aquarium via AP, File)
Epidemological curve as of Oct. 20, 2020. (Washington State Department of Health/contributed photo)

Concern that climb in cases means ‘fall surge’ is starting

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Data from the Washington…

  • Oct 29th, 2020
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Call for nominations to Monument Advisory Committee

Submitted by the Bureau of Land Management The Bureau of Land Managemen…

  • Oct 29th, 2020
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Woman charged with hitting a flagger with car in 2018 to be sentenced

Nearly two years after a Friday Harbor flagger was struck by a…

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Contact testing finds new Orcas COVID case

Submitted by San Juan County One new positive COVID test result has…

  • Oct 28th, 2020
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With tiny trackers attached to three Asian giant hornet, researchers were able to track the individuals back to their nest, which is believed to have been successfully eradicated on Oct. 24. (Sheri Hartman, Washington State Department of Agriclutre/contrbuted photo)

Entomologists locate and destroy first Asian giant hornet nest found in the US

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Agriculture After weeks of trapping…

  • Oct 28th, 2020
With tiny trackers attached to three Asian giant hornet, researchers were able to track the individuals back to their nest, which is believed to have been successfully eradicated on Oct. 24. (Sheri Hartman, Washington State Department of Agriclutre/contrbuted photo)
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PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center encourages women to get screened

Submitted by PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center October is National Breast Cancer…

  • Oct 27th, 2020
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SJISD begins in-person learning for kindergarten through second-grade

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District At a special school…

  • Oct 27th, 2020
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Two new cases of COVID bring county total to 35

Submitted by San Juan County Two new positive COVID test results have…

  • Oct 26th, 2020
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Town utility customer donations will benefit the local food bank

Town of Friday Harbor to match November contributions up to $2000.

  • Oct 26th, 2020
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Washington’s ‘Interim COVID-19 Vaccination Plan’ submitted to CDC

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

  • Oct 26th, 2020
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Teen thievery, homeless hound, treacherous trees | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 24th, 2020
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San Juan County council candidates weigh in on OPALCO issues

Submitted by Orcas Power & Light Cooperative With the energy world changing…

  • Oct 23rd, 2020
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Fourth of July Beach on San Juan Island. (Adam W. Ritchey/contributed photo)

Council candidates talk environmental concerns

Their reasons for running are as diverse as their personal backgrounds. The…

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Dispose of prescription drugs and vaping products at take-back events

Submitted by the Washington Health Care Authority People around the state can…

  • Oct 22nd, 2020
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