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Tips and tricks for wearing cloth face coverings

Tips and tricks for wearing cloth face coverings

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Covering your face while…

  • Aug 24th, 2020
Tips and tricks for wearing cloth face coverings
Summary of recent cases in San Juan County

Summary of recent cases in San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County There was one new confirmed positive test…

  • Aug 22nd, 2020
Summary of recent cases in San Juan County
Ferguson brings lawsuit to protect the United States Postal Service and mail-in voting

Ferguson brings lawsuit to protect the United States Postal Service and mail-in voting

Submitted by the Office of the Washingtons State Attorney General Washington State…

  • Aug 22nd, 2020
Ferguson brings lawsuit to protect the United States Postal Service and mail-in voting
Pinched paddle, bickering brothers, appropriated anchor | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Pinched paddle, bickering brothers, appropriated anchor | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 22nd, 2020
Pinched paddle, bickering brothers, appropriated anchor | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
Cars load aboard the ferry at Anacortes. (Washington State Ferries/contributed photo)

Ferry delays likely to remain for now

The ferries occasionally running behind in the summer is something islanders are…

Cars load aboard the ferry at Anacortes. (Washington State Ferries/contributed photo)
The COVID-19 Farmworker Study

The COVID-19 Farmworker Study

Another step toward evidence-based public health practice in Washington

  • Aug 21st, 2020
The COVID-19 Farmworker Study
Secretary of State says USPS will maintain excellent delivery standards during general election

Secretary of State says USPS will maintain excellent delivery standards during general election

Submitted by Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s office The U.S. Postal…

  • Aug 20th, 2020
Secretary of State says USPS will maintain excellent delivery standards during general election
County council news briefs

County council news briefs

County to apply for COVID housing grant The county will hold a…

County council news briefs
Rhea Miller/contributed photos                                The community-created Black Lives Matter memorial signs were destroyed for a third time the night of Aug. 13 (Rhea Miller/contributed photo)

Lopez Black Lives Matter signs vandalized a third time

Submitted by Rhea Miller In the late evening of Aug. 14, yet…

  • Aug 19th, 2020
Rhea Miller/contributed photos                                The community-created Black Lives Matter memorial signs were destroyed for a third time the night of Aug. 13 (Rhea Miller/contributed photo)
Lopez man arrested for vandalizing Black Lives Matter memorial signs

Lopez man arrested for vandalizing Black Lives Matter memorial signs

A Lopez Island man said he attempted to destroy a Black Lives…

Lopez man arrested for vandalizing Black Lives Matter memorial signs
New report highlights COVID-19 cases are plateauing

New report highlights COVID-19 cases are plateauing

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

  • Aug 19th, 2020
New report highlights COVID-19 cases are plateauing
Islander one of many sickened by onions

Islander one of many sickened by onions

Submitted by the Washington Department of Health A resident of San Juan…

  • Aug 18th, 2020
Islander one of many sickened by onions
Reported child abuse on San Juan Island

Reported child abuse on San Juan Island

Two Friday Harbor women have been charged with assault of a child.…

Reported child abuse on San Juan Island
Free day at Washington State Parks, Aug. 25

Free day at Washington State Parks, Aug. 25

Submitted by Washington State Parks In recognition of the National Park System’s…

  • Aug 18th, 2020
Free day at Washington State Parks, Aug. 25
County adds one new COVID case as of mid-August

County adds one new COVID case as of mid-August

Update: Another case of COVID was confirmed on Orcas on Aug. 17.…

County adds one new COVID case as of mid-August
Bystander efforts lead to successful CPR outcome

Bystander efforts lead to successful CPR outcome

Submitted by San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Emergency responders from San…

  • Aug 17th, 2020
Bystander efforts lead to successful CPR outcome
County seeks ‘con’ writers for upcoming election

County seeks ‘con’ writers for upcoming election

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County is seeking volunteers to…

  • Aug 17th, 2020
County seeks ‘con’ writers for upcoming election
Public hospital district enters final stage of strategic planning

Public hospital district enters final stage of strategic planning

Submitted by San Juan County Public Hosptial District #1 During the month…

  • Aug 16th, 2020
Public hospital district enters final stage of strategic planning
Keep your social circle small — very small

Keep your social circle small — very small

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health If one of your…

  • Aug 16th, 2020
Keep your social circle small — very small
New COVID-19 case confirmed on Orcas

New COVID-19 case confirmed on Orcas

Submitted by San Juan County There has been one new confirmed positive…

  • Aug 13th, 2020
New COVID-19 case confirmed on Orcas
Inslee announces education recommendations

Inslee announces education recommendations

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s Office Gov. Jay Inslee announced new recommendations…

  • Aug 12th, 2020
Inslee announces education recommendations
County seeks committee members for vacant seats

County seeks committee members for vacant seats

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council is searching…

  • Aug 12th, 2020
County seeks committee members for vacant seats
County courts prepare to resume jury trials

County courts prepare to resume jury trials

Submitted by San Juan County Courts The San Juan County Superior Court…

  • Aug 12th, 2020
County courts prepare to resume jury trials
Four council candidates set to move on to November’s general election

Four council candidates set to move on to November’s general election

Christine Minney, Ryan Palmateer, Rick Hughes and Cindy Wolf are the four…

  • Aug 12th, 2020
Four council candidates set to move on to November’s general election
Kidnapped kitty, floatplane faux pas, swiped skif| San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Kidnapped kitty, floatplane faux pas, swiped skif| San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 12th, 2020
Kidnapped kitty, floatplane faux pas, swiped skif| San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
Larsen to visit Friday Harbor small businesses benefiting from federal pandemic relief, meet with San Juan Land Bank staff

Larsen to visit Friday Harbor small businesses benefiting from federal pandemic relief, meet with San Juan Land Bank staff

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s office Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will visit…

  • Aug 11th, 2020
Larsen to visit Friday Harbor small businesses benefiting from federal pandemic relief, meet with San Juan Land Bank staff
Inslee lifts visitation ban at long-term care facilities

Inslee lifts visitation ban at long-term care facilities

A four-phase plan will allow restrictions at nursing homes to gradually be relaxed.

Inslee lifts visitation ban at long-term care facilities
Radio legend and San Juan Islander Pat O’Day dies

Radio legend and San Juan Islander Pat O’Day dies

A founding father of Northwest rock and roll scene has played his…

Radio legend and San Juan Islander Pat O’Day dies
SJICF launches virtual fair matching grant program

SJICF launches virtual fair matching grant program

Submitted by San Juan Island Community Foundation Each year, the San Juan…

  • Aug 10th, 2020
SJICF launches virtual fair matching grant program
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