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County council considering new climate-focused department

by Minor Lile, Contributor As the San Juan County Charter Review Commission…

  • Jun 23rd, 2021
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Ham radio operators on the air for a nation-wide event

Submitted by Grant Dobbie. The Narwhal Amateur Radio Society, made up of…

  • Jun 23rd, 2021

Navy concludes third round of Growler noise testing

Submitted by Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The Navy completed its third…

  • Jun 23rd, 2021
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Emergency preparedness in the San Juan Islands

The wildfires that raged across the Pacific Northwest in summer 2020 were…

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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Stephanie Goudelock, Coordinator and Parent Ally for the Parent for Parent program, was reunified with her children March 23, 2017,

The importance of reunifying families

Submitted by, Linnea Anderson, Juvenile Court Administrator. During the month of June,…

  • Jun 21st, 2021
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Stephanie Goudelock, Coordinator and Parent Ally for the Parent for Parent program, was reunified with her children March 23, 2017,
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Trashed tire, blotto boater, ditched driver | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 21st, 2021
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EDC offers Contracts for Contractors class

Submitted by the Economic Development Council of the San Juans. Islanders seeking…

  • Jun 21st, 2021
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Important OPALCO billing updates

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative. Governor Jay Inslee is expected…

  • Jun 21st, 2021
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Learn how to operate, rent a no-till drill

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Conservation District. Interested in reseeding your…

  • Jun 21st, 2021
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Fireworks show will precede this Fourth of July

Submitted by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce. The San Juan…

  • Jun 20th, 2021
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State Parks Clean Vessel Act Grant Program funds $900,000 in new pumpout projects

State Parks Clean Vessel Act Grant Program funds $900,000 in new pumpout projects

  • Jun 19th, 2021
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Online forum discusses common ground solutions for vacation rental issue

by Sienna Boucher Staff reporter The vacation rental discussion continues. The second…

  • Jun 18th, 2021
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San Juan County COVID update

Current positive case numbers are available online at the County Case Data…

  • Jun 18th, 2021
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Carousing canines, musical mischief, lifted lights | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 18th, 2021
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San Juan County mask requirements to end June 27

Submitted by the San Juan County Health Dept. The San Juan County…

  • Jun 17th, 2021
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Special three-day candidate filing period

Submitted by San Juan County. Whew! You almost missed your chance to…

  • Jun 17th, 2021
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Van Haalen arraignment, June 16

Former Friday Harbor Elementary School Principal Caspar van Haalen was charged with…

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First SJICN vacation rental forum focuses on discovery

The conversation regarding vacation rentals continues in San Juan County, with a…

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Town Council approves interim regulations allowing attached Accessory Dwelling Units

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor. On June 3, 2021, the…

  • Jun 13th, 2021
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Banned barbecue, surprised sleeper, face-covering fracas | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 12th, 2021
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Contributed photo/New owners Vicki Edwards and Paul Rudd with Huckleberry the dog, offer new food items and a big new attitude at the Blow Hole at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

The Blow Hole – Snacks with a porpoise – opens at Lime Kiln

Submitted by The Blow Hole. New owners, new food items, and a…

  • Jun 11th, 2021
Contributed photo/New owners Vicki Edwards and Paul Rudd with Huckleberry the dog, offer new food items and a big new attitude at the Blow Hole at Lime Kiln Point State Park.
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Charter Review Commission navigates choppy waters

By Minor Lile Sounder contributor Over the past few weeks, the San…

  • Jun 9th, 2021
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June hazardous waste round-up and year-round paint disposal

Submitted by San Juan County. Hazardous waste should always be brought in…

  • Jun 9th, 2021
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Prepare yourself for any emergency

Submitted by the League of Women Voters Join the League of Women…

  • Jun 8th, 2021
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The way forward in San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County. As we move into a new (and…

  • Jun 7th, 2021
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Statewide COVID-19 vaccine distribution update

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

  • Jun 7th, 2021
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Forums to explore vacation rentals, create workable solutions

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Community Network. The number of vacation…

  • Jun 7th, 2021
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Pride flags stolen from residences around Lopez Island

Only a broken wooden pole remained where a rainbow flag once blew…

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WDFW confirms AHD in island deer

Submitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Wildlife managers confirmed…

  • Jun 6th, 2021
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Governor announces $4.5 million in grants to get kids outside

Submitted by the Washington Recreation and Conservation Office Getting kids outside to…

  • Jun 6th, 2021
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Lodging Tax grant funds available to promote 2022 tourism in Friday Harbor

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor. The Town of Friday Harbor’s…

  • Jun 6th, 2021
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Boaters encouraged to ‘Be Whale Wise’ for Orca Action Month

Submitted by San Juan County. After what felt like a very long…

  • Jun 4th, 2021
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Public health funding will improve service, outcomes in Washington state

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health. Public health support and…

  • Jun 2nd, 2021
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Drifting dinghy, Click-it tickets, forgotten Fire | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 2nd, 2021
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Fatal head-on collision on San Juan

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s office. At approximately 5:15 p.m.…

  • Jun 2nd, 2021
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Contributed photo|Fire Marshall RJ Myers observes CCC conservation burn on Squaw Bay Road, Shaw Island.

OPALCO clears lines for fire prevention and forest health

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative. Are you ready for fire…

  • Jun 2nd, 2021
Contributed photo|Fire Marshall RJ Myers observes CCC conservation burn on Squaw Bay Road, Shaw Island.
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Fire at Turtleback Preserve

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank. Late afternoon Wednesday, May…

  • Jun 2nd, 2021
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Landlord facing charges had previous complaints against him

A Friday Harbor landlord recently charged with voyeurism and residential burglary was…

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San Juan County Veterans’ Assistance Fund disperses more than $53K during pandemic to county veterans in need

Submitted by the San Juan County Veterans’ Advisory Board Since January 2020,…

  • May 30th, 2021
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Suspicious skull, deserted dog, filched flag | San Juan County Sherrif’s Log

The San Juan Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. May 11…

  • May 28th, 2021
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