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County seeks testimony on the 2020 Annual Docket

County seeks testimony on the 2020 Annual Docket

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council will hold…

  • Aug 9th, 2020
County seeks testimony on the 2020 Annual Docket
Decades-old discovery, beached boat, suspect search | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Decades-old discovery, beached boat, suspect search | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 8th, 2020
Decades-old discovery, beached boat, suspect search | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
The Department of Health launches CORONA Survey

The Department of Health launches CORONA Survey

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

  • Aug 8th, 2020
The Department of Health launches CORONA Survey
Hospital district responds to fire department’s apology

Hospital district responds to fire department’s apology

Submitted by the San Juan County Public Hosptial District No. 1 We…

  • Aug 7th, 2020
Hospital district responds to fire department’s apology
Staying six feet apart

Staying six feet apart

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

  • Aug 7th, 2020
Staying six feet apart
Cover your face, says Department of Health

Cover your face, says Department of Health

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health More than 50,000 people in…

  • Aug 6th, 2020
Cover your face, says Department of Health
Outdoor Recreation generates big money in Washington

Outdoor Recreation generates big money in Washington

Submitted by the State of Washington Recreation and Conservation Office People spend…

  • Aug 6th, 2020
Outdoor Recreation generates big money in Washington
SR³ SeaLife Response, Rehab and Research (NMFS research permit 19091)/contributed photo                                Tahlequah, J35, is seen in two aerial photos from SR³. The wideness of her mid-section is evidence of her pregnancy, according to researchers.

World-famous mourning mother orca pregnant again

It’s been nearly two years to the day since Tahlequah, J35, carried…

SR³ SeaLife Response, Rehab and Research (NMFS research permit 19091)/contributed photo                                Tahlequah, J35, is seen in two aerial photos from SR³. The wideness of her mid-section is evidence of her pregnancy, according to researchers.
COVID-19 activity continues to grow in Washington state as hospitalizations and deaths rise

COVID-19 activity continues to grow in Washington state as hospitalizations and deaths rise

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

  • Aug 5th, 2020
COVID-19 activity continues to grow in Washington state as hospitalizations and deaths rise
Face covering compliance high in the San Juans

Face covering compliance high in the San Juans

An informal survey performed by San Juan County’s COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center…

Face covering compliance high in the San Juans

Hot, dry conditions prompt commissioner Franz to enact statewide burn ban

Submitted by the Washington Department of Natural Resources Commissioner of Public Lands…

  • Aug 5th, 2020
A recap of the islands’ most recent COVID cases

A recap of the islands’ most recent COVID cases

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County is shifting to a…

  • Aug 4th, 2020
A recap of the islands’ most recent COVID cases
Tensions run high at joint meeting between the fire department and public hospital district

Tensions run high at joint meeting between the fire department and public hospital district

A joint meeting between the Public Hospital District and Fire District ended…

Tensions run high at joint meeting between the fire department and public hospital district
Island marble butterfly adult on its host plant, field mustard. (USFWS/contributed photo)

Nature notes – A moveable feast

By Kayla Seaforth San Juan County Land Bank Field Assistant ­­The green…

  • Aug 3rd, 2020
Island marble butterfly adult on its host plant, field mustard. (USFWS/contributed photo)
Local businesses receive help from the Department of Commerce

Local businesses receive help from the Department of Commerce

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

  • Aug 3rd, 2020
Local businesses receive help from the Department of Commerce

Grellet-Tinner’s lawsuit against county dismissed

A 2017 lawsuit against San Juan County, Sheriff Ron Krebs and former…

There’s good news and there’s bad news

There’s good news and there’s bad news

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

  • Aug 1st, 2020
There’s good news and there’s bad news
We did it before; we can do it again

We did it before; we can do it again

Remember how we flattened the curve?

  • Aug 1st, 2020
We did it before; we can do it again

Fire Department special meeting Aug. 3

The San Juan County Fire District No. 3 Board of Commissioners will…

  • Jul 31st, 2020
Marred mailbox. forbidden fireworks, pinched pots | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Marred mailbox. forbidden fireworks, pinched pots | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 31st, 2020
Marred mailbox. forbidden fireworks, pinched pots | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
Two new cases of COVID in San Juan County

Two new cases of COVID in San Juan County

Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced in San Juan County on…

  • Jul 30th, 2020
Two new cases of COVID in San Juan County
Fire Department apologizes for commissioner’s offensive comment

Fire Department apologizes for commissioner’s offensive comment

Submitted by Fire District Board of Commissioners Chair Bob Jarman I am…

  • Jul 30th, 2020
Fire Department apologizes for commissioner’s offensive comment
Planning commission approves marijuana draft ordinance

Planning commission approves marijuana draft ordinance

San Juan County is one step closer to amending marijuana production and…

Planning commission approves marijuana draft ordinance
Recreate responsibly, avoid marine mammals

Recreate responsibly, avoid marine mammals

Keep away from marine mammals — for both your safety and theirs.…

Recreate responsibly, avoid marine mammals
San Juan County COVID-19 update

San Juan County COVID-19 update

San Juan County will remain in Phase Two for the foreseeable future.…

San Juan County COVID-19 update
WSF to release reservations for Sept. 27-Jan. 2 on Aug. 27

WSF to release reservations for Sept. 27-Jan. 2 on Aug. 27

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Starting at 7 a.m. on Aug. 27,…

  • Jul 27th, 2020
WSF to release reservations for Sept. 27-Jan. 2 on Aug. 27
Statewide face-covering order expansion

Statewide face-covering order expansion

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health As of July 25,…

  • Jul 26th, 2020
Statewide face-covering order expansion
New cases on Lopez and San Juan

New cases on Lopez and San Juan

Over the weekend, two new cases of COVID-19 were announced in San…

  • Jul 26th, 2020
New cases on Lopez and San Juan
Department of health talks back to school

Department of health talks back to school

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health It’s the height of…

  • Jul 26th, 2020
Department of health talks back to school
Cornered canine, boat blaze, sidewalk sleeper | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Cornered canine, boat blaze, sidewalk sleeper | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 25th, 2020
Cornered canine, boat blaze, sidewalk sleeper | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
Spring Street asphalt repairs

Spring Street asphalt repairs

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

  • Jul 24th, 2020
Spring Street asphalt repairs
Grellet-Tinner case dismissed

Grellet-Tinner case dismissed

Submitted by San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney Randy Gaylord The lawsuit by…

  • Jul 24th, 2020
Grellet-Tinner case dismissed
Inslee announces rollbacks to some activities to slow COVID-19 exposure

Inslee announces rollbacks to some activities to slow COVID-19 exposure

Modifications related to weddings and funerals, restaurants, bars, and fitness and entertainment.

  • Jul 24th, 2020
Inslee announces rollbacks to some activities to slow COVID-19 exposure
New COVID case on San Juan brings county count to 26

New COVID case on San Juan brings county count to 26

Submitted by San Juan County One new positive COVID-19 case has been…

  • Jul 23rd, 2020
New COVID case on San Juan brings county count to 26
New case of COVID on Orcas

New case of COVID on Orcas

Submitted by San Juan County One new positive COVID-19 case has been…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
New case of COVID on Orcas

Larsen secures key wins for Northwest Washington in Water Resources Development Act

Submitted by the Office of Rick Larsen On July 15, Rep. Rick…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
Second street receives fog seal

Second street receives fog seal

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Second Street will be fog…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
Second street receives fog seal
Get on board with safety during Paddle Safe Week, July 19-25

Get on board with safety during Paddle Safe Week, July 19-25

Submitted by Washinton State Parks The Washington State Parks Boating Program wants…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
Get on board with safety during Paddle Safe Week, July 19-25

Town to provide rent relief grant money to Friday Harbor businesses

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Friday Harbor business owners are…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
Department of Health publishes detailed COVID-19 preliminary death data report

Department of Health publishes detailed COVID-19 preliminary death data report

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health In the continuing effort to…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
Department of Health publishes detailed COVID-19 preliminary death data report