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Two new COVID cases over the past week brings county total to 189

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

  • May 27th, 2021
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Elementary school principal resigns amid allegations of misconduct aboard ferry

Friday Harbor Elementary Principal Casper van Haalen resigned amid an investigation into…

  • May 27th, 2021
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Trash collected by kayak on Henry Island.

Spring 2021 Great Islands Clean-up a success

Submitted by San Juan County One hundred thirty-eight miles of road and…

  • May 27th, 2021
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Trash collected by kayak on Henry Island.
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County announces an end to its COVID vaccine clinics

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Vaccine Team will…

  • May 26th, 2021
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CRC adopts additional recommendations

By Minor Lile Sounder contributor In four meetings held over the course…

  • May 25th, 2021
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Larsen, Payne: Investment in green ferries steers U.S. toward cleaner transportation future

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s office The week of May 21, Reps.…

  • May 25th, 2021
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Join a ZOOM gathering with fellow islanders to discuss the noise generated by Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s EA-18G Growler jets.

Zoom meeting regarding Growlers, May 26

Submitted by Sound Defense Alliance Join a ZOOM gathering with fellow islanders to…

  • May 24th, 2021
Join a ZOOM gathering with fellow islanders to discuss the noise generated by Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s EA-18G Growler jets.
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COVID-19 trends moving in the right direction with the help of vaccination

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health The latest COVID-19 modeling…

  • May 24th, 2021
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A young resident killer whale chases a chinook salmon in the Salish Sea near San Juan Island, in September 2017. Image obtained under NMFS permit #19091. Photograph by John Durban (NOAA Fisheries/Southwest Fisheries Science Center), Holly Fearnbach (SR3: SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation and Research) and Lance Barrett-Lennard (Vancouver Aquarium’s Coastal Ocean Research Institute).

Cantwell questions NOAA Administrator nominee on salmon recovery

Cantwell: “Salmon are … crucial to the survival of our orca population”

  • May 24th, 2021
A young resident killer whale chases a chinook salmon in the Salish Sea near San Juan Island, in September 2017. Image obtained under NMFS permit #19091. Photograph by John Durban (NOAA Fisheries/Southwest Fisheries Science Center), Holly Fearnbach (SR3: SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation and Research) and Lance Barrett-Lennard (Vancouver Aquarium’s Coastal Ocean Research Institute).
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Friday Harbor Town Administrator Duncan Wilson to retire next year

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Duncan Wilson, the Town Administrator…

  • May 24th, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccine distribution update from the Washington State Department of Health

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

  • May 22nd, 2021
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Seven new cases of COVID on Orcas since last update

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  • May 21st, 2021
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Up your energy game at OPALCO workshop, May 27

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

  • May 21st, 2021
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Washington State Ferries hosting virtual meetings May 25 and 26

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Ferry riders, commuters and terminal neighbors are…

  • May 21st, 2021
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Samish ferry out of service; handful of May 20 sailings canceled

Submitted by Washington State Ferries As of 10:20 a.m., on Thursday, May…

  • May 20th, 2021
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Rotting refuse, stuck truck, minor motorist | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 20th, 2021
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CCC appreciates OICF’s support | Letter

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a program of the San Juan Islands…

  • May 19th, 2021
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Islanders gathered on May 11 at Madrona Point.

Red Road to DC: Lummi totem pole visits the San Juans

A Lummi totem pole specially carved for the Biden administration made its…

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Islanders gathered on May 11 at Madrona Point.
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Performers needed for the virtual county fair

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

  • May 18th, 2021
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Friday Harbor landlord charged with burglary and voyeurism

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office is seeking information from former tenants…

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Island deer die from Adenovirus Hemorrhagic Disease

When deer in the San Juans started turning up dead with white…

  • May 16th, 2021
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Inslee announces statewide reopening date of June 30 and short-term statewide move to Phase 3

K-12 to return in the fall and additional opportunities for fully vaccinated individuals

  • May 15th, 2021
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New Washington Orca Recovery Coordinator named

Submitted by the State of Washington Recreation and Conservation office Gov. Jay…

  • May 15th, 2021
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Masks still required on ferries

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Please be advised that while the Centers…

  • May 14th, 2021
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Masks still required in San Juan County businesses

Submitted by San Juan County As many are no doubt aware, the…

  • May 14th, 2021
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2021 County Home Fund monies now available

Submitted by San Juan County Health & Community Services Approved by voters…

  • May 14th, 2021
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Menacing mutt, relic remains, minor’s missteps | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 14th, 2021
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An update on COVID vaccines for teens in San Juan County

UPDATE: On May 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved…

  • May 13th, 2021
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Auditions for Mamma Mia! June 6

Submitted by the San Juan Community Theatre The San Juan Community Theatre…

  • May 13th, 2021
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Larsen and Stephens hold a town hall

On May 8, San Juan County Council Chair Jamie Stephens and the…

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Learn Construction Project Management with the EDC

Submitted by San Juan County EDC Those seeking to build their career…

  • May 11th, 2021
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Friday Harbor celebrates loyal employee’s retirement

Town of Friday Harbor Mayor Farhad Ghatan proclaimed Friday, May 7, 2021,…

  • May 11th, 2021
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Friday Harbor to stripe streets, May 12

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Town-wide street striping is scheduled…

  • May 11th, 2021
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Recommendations from the sub-committees must be adopted by the full commission before proceeding further. Recommendations that are approved by the full commission will also be reviewed by the County Prosecutor’s office

CRC considers subcommittee recommendations

by Minor Lile Sounder contributor After several weeks of work at the…

  • May 11th, 2021
Recommendations from the sub-committees must be adopted by the full commission before proceeding further. Recommendations that are approved by the full commission will also be reviewed by the County Prosecutor’s office
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Running for public office? Candidate Filing Week is May 17-21

Submitted by SJC Auditor Milene Henley If you have ever wanted to…

  • May 10th, 2021
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San Juan County COVID case update

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

  • May 9th, 2021
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Island Rec levy and fire annexation successful

On April 27, San Juan Island voters approved both the Island Rec…

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Coffelt Farm report now available for public viewing and comments to SJC Land Bank

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank San Juan County Land…

  • May 7th, 2021
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A COVID update from San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County This Hot Topic [article] is going to…

  • May 6th, 2021
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Lifted loo, filched flags, parking patter | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 6th, 2021
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