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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
Inslee announces steps to address COVID-19 spread

Inslee announces steps to address COVID-19 spread

Steps include smaller gathering size limits and ban on live entertainment

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
Inslee announces steps to address COVID-19 spread
Application for Phase Three returned to San Juan County

Application for Phase Three returned to San Juan County

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

  • Jul 20th, 2020
Application for Phase Three returned to San Juan County
‘Plastic Free July’ goes local with the launch of the Plastic Free Salish Sea campaign

‘Plastic Free July’ goes local with the launch of the Plastic Free Salish Sea campaign

Submitted by Plastic Free Salish Sea Plastic Free July, https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/, is a…

  • Jul 20th, 2020
‘Plastic Free July’ goes local with the launch of the Plastic Free Salish Sea campaign
New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three

New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three

Over the course of four days, five new cases of COVID-19 were…

New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three
Friends of the San Juans receives $5,000 grant

Friends of the San Juans receives $5,000 grant

Submitted by the Keta Legacy Foundation Friends of the San Juans received…

  • Jul 19th, 2020
Friends of the San Juans receives $5,000 grant
Missing microscope, stolen sailboat, drone drive-bys | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Missing microscope, stolen sailboat, drone drive-bys | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 19th, 2020
Missing microscope, stolen sailboat, drone drive-bys | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
Lopez Island signs memorialize lives lost

Lopez Island signs memorialize lives lost

Being on a small island off the shores of Washington state has…

Lopez Island signs memorialize lives lost
Testing of close contacts identifies two new COVID cases on San Juan

Testing of close contacts identifies two new COVID cases on San Juan

Submitted by San Juan County Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been…

  • Jul 16th, 2020
Testing of close contacts identifies two new COVID cases on San Juan
Digging deeper into contact tracing

Digging deeper into contact tracing

A more detailed look at how public health staff work to limit the spread of COVID in our community.

  • Jul 16th, 2020
Digging deeper into contact tracing
FAQ for employers and businesses regarding positive COVID tests

FAQ for employers and businesses regarding positive COVID tests

Submitted by San Juan County As the islands enter the sixth month…

  • Jul 15th, 2020
FAQ for employers and businesses regarding positive COVID tests
County council hopefuls meet in online forums

County council hopefuls meet in online forums

Eight people are vying for two positions on the San Juan County…

County council hopefuls meet in online forums
Back-To-Business Grant awards announced

Back-To-Business Grant awards announced

Submitted by San Juan County Economic Development Council The San Juan County…

  • Jul 14th, 2020
Back-To-Business Grant awards announced
A look at San Juan County Council candidates

A look at San Juan County Council candidates

This fall, San Juan County residents will be voting for two positions…

  • Jul 14th, 2020
A look at San Juan County Council candidates
Three new cases of COVID reported on San Juan Island

Three new cases of COVID reported on San Juan Island

Submitted by San Juan County Over the weekend of July 11-12, three…

  • Jul 13th, 2020
Three new cases of COVID reported on San Juan Island
Friends don’t let friends spread COVID-19

Friends don’t let friends spread COVID-19

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 in Washington is now…

  • Jul 13th, 2020
Friends don’t let friends spread COVID-19
(Washington State Ferries Twitter/Contributed photo)

Washington State Ferries continues to operate through a global pandemic

Washington State Ferries is not immune to COVID-19, according to Amy Scarton.…

(Washington State Ferries Twitter/Contributed photo)
This photo shows the apparent moment of impact of Monday’s collision between the ferry Tokitae and a humpback whale that had just surfaced. (Bart Rulon)

Humpback whale hit by Mukilteo ferry, Chip, is presumed dead

The whale, age 3, has not been seen since being struck Monday. His companion was later seen alone.

  • Jul 10th, 2020
This photo shows the apparent moment of impact of Monday’s collision between the ferry Tokitae and a humpback whale that had just surfaced. (Bart Rulon)
Logic and accuracy testing

Logic and accuracy testing

Submitted by San Juan County A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot…

  • Jul 10th, 2020
Logic and accuracy testing
Crashed cycle, touring toddler, abandoned auto | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Crashed cycle, touring toddler, abandoned auto | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 9th, 2020
Crashed cycle, touring toddler, abandoned auto | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
County gives $40,000 to each resource center for rental assistance

County gives $40,000 to each resource center for rental assistance

The county has nearly tripled its emergency rental assistance contribution to resource…

County gives $40,000 to each resource center for rental assistance
Update to district residents

Update to district residents

Submitted by the San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 Your…

  • Jul 8th, 2020
Update to district residents

Inslee announces funding for rent assistance, tribal recovery, small businesses and nonprofits

Submitted by the Office of Governor Jay Inslee Distributed this week to…

  • Jul 7th, 2020