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Auditor seeks writers of argument against Lopez school measure

By F. Milene Henley San Juan County Auditor To ensure an informed…

  • May 25th, 2018

Plan for Memorial Day traffic on roads and ferries

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Transportation This Memorial Day, travelers…

  • May 24th, 2018

Bootleg buoys, prowler pinch and key conundrum | Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls: May…

Slow start for San Juan’s summer ferry service

It’s going to be a slow summer with the M/V Yakima running…

San Juan Island School District Board reports on chairman’s resignation, hiring freeze

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District The San Juan Island…

  • May 24th, 2018

Port staff finalize Jensen Boat Yard purchase

Submitted by Shane Krause Port of Friday Harbor Executive Assistant / Property…

  • May 24th, 2018

Domestic violence charges filed in San Juan County

A man was charged in San Juan County with assault and the…

San Juan Island man faces assault and car theft charges

Days after being released from jail on assault charges, a local man…

Staff photo Heather Spaulding. Eric Kulp talks with his council, Colleen Kenimond.

Kulp charged with murder; arraignment set for May 31 | Update

A courtroom full of more than 50 family and friends of Abigail…

Staff photo Heather Spaulding. Eric Kulp talks with his council, Colleen Kenimond.

Kulp charged with second-degree murder

Eric Kulp was released from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and will…

San Juan County Democrats owe state $8K for finance disclosure infraction

The San Juan County Democratic Party committee has agreed to pay a…

Kelsey O’Day trial rescheduled | Update

The trial for Kelsey Lee O’Day, 27, of Friday Harbor, has been…

Haywire horses, tenant trouble and forsaken fridge | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls: May…

  • May 21st, 2018
Contributed photo/San Juan DEM

Improvements to local oil spill response

Submitted by the San Juan Department of Emergency Management Three San Juan…

  • May 21st, 2018
Contributed photo/San Juan DEM

San Juan County Land Bank purchases Lopez Hill from state

The San Juan County Land Bank permanently added 400 acres of forested…

Eastsound man charged with possession of methamphetamine

Jordan Colin Lynn-Jefferson, 19, of Eastsound, is charged with one count of…

Contributed photo/EDC

EDC presents 9th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon: The Future of Water in San Juan County

Submitted by the EDC Join the conversation on local water supplies at…

  • May 18th, 2018
Contributed photo/EDC

Eastsound woman is charged with stealing almost $9K from former boss

Editor’s note: Originally this story stated that Jami Ann Plummer is 38,…

San Juan Island School Board meeting includes hiring freeze discussion

Staff report The next San Juan Island School District Board meeting is…

  • May 15th, 2018

Washington State Ferries Yakima delays as repairs loom

Submitted by Washington State Ferries As of Monday, May 14, The Washington…

  • May 15th, 2018

Proposed updates of the county’s flood hazard control regulations

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Planning Commission will…

  • May 14th, 2018

Drivers learn to use new Friday Harbor roundabout | Update

As of May 9, local drivers have been going around in circles…

County recording fees increase to fund homelessness, affordable housing

Submitted by San Juan County Recording fees in Washington will increase by…

  • May 14th, 2018
Contributed photo
                                Eric A. Kulp.

Shaw death investigation continues

A Shaw Island resident who is a person of interest in his…

Contributed photo
                                Eric A. Kulp.

Wood wallop, domestic disturbance ditch and leery liquid | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 14th, 2018

Recreational shrimp fishery is open in the San Juan Islands

Submitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Recreational shrimp fishing…

  • May 10th, 2018

Washington State Ferries summer reservations increase

Three years after the introduction of the Washington State Ferries reservation system,…

State calls for voluntary ‘no-go’ zone along San Juan Island’s westside

Submitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife State fish and…

  • May 9th, 2018

Port of Friday Harbor meeting to approve lease agreements

The next Port of Friday Harbor commissioners’ meeting is at 4 p.m.,…

  • May 9th, 2018

Locals advise Washington State Ferries on long-term plan

Washington State Ferries staff are moving full steam into the next 20…

San Juan County staff seek proposals for affordable rentals on Lopez

Submitted by San Juan County Following a public hearing on April 24,…

  • May 9th, 2018

Orcas man charged with burglary and assault

Roy Granados, 32, of Eastsound was charged by the Superior Court of…

First pumpout station in two decades opens on Orcas Island

Submitted by Washington Sea Grant Just in time for summer boating season,…

  • May 7th, 2018
Contributed photo/Royal Canadian Mounted Police
                                Items seized from the alleged Canadian smuggler.

Alleged cross-border drug trafficking off San Juan Island | Update

Two men involved in an alleged rash of drug trafficking, over a…

Contributed photo/Royal Canadian Mounted Police
                                Items seized from the alleged Canadian smuggler.

Cow crossing, bogus buzzer and Lopez Market lift | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following: April 18…

  • May 7th, 2018

San Juan County board vacancies

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

  • May 5th, 2018
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                                The complete roundabout at State Route 20 and Miller and Gibralter Roads.

Crews complete one of two roundabouts on Fidalgo Island

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Transportation Contractor crews have finished…

  • May 4th, 2018
Contributed photo/WSDOT
                                The complete roundabout at State Route 20 and Miller and Gibralter Roads.

San Juan Island School District board, superintendent recap April 25 meeting

Submitted by the San Juan Island School District Board and Superintendent May…

  • May 4th, 2018

Candidate filing week is May 14-18

Submitted by San Juan County If you have ever wanted to be…

  • May 3rd, 2018

Four-day intersection closure for town roundabout

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor The intersection of Spring Street…

  • May 2nd, 2018