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By San Juan County Noxious Weed Control Program Few may know Italian…
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our…
The DRAFT MacKaye Harbor Road Relocation Feasibility Study is now available for…
Printes Holmes Printes Holmes passed into the arms of his Maker on…
Edwin Lloyd Walvatne Edwin Lloyd Walvatne, 90, a longtime resident of Lopez…
The Orcas high school teacher previously found guilty of sexual misconduct with…
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There is a Lopez community meeting Saturday March 4, at the Grace…
If only pigs could fly, they wouldn’t have to swim. Ferry workers…
By Cali Bagby Journal general magager/editor Lopez Island resident Sara Waugh has…
The following was submitted by the Sheriff’s Office. A welfare check on…
By Cali Bagby Journal General Manager The first baby of the year…
By Cali Bagby Journal General Manager (Warning: This story contains disturbing details…
In the race for San Juan County Council District 1, Bill Watson…
A Canadian necropsy revealed that a Southern resident orca was killed by a fungal infection possibly caused by a satellite tag.
At 8:45 this morning, a Kenmore plane with four passengers went down in Cattle Pass off the shore of San Juan Island.
A local diver died after experiencing medical complications near Johns Island on Tuesday afternoon.
Two Minnesota men found in apparent murder-suicide on Lopez were part of sexual assault investigation
Two Minnesota men found in an apparent murder-suicide on Lopez were part of a criminal investigation involving a 16-year-old boy.
Imagine that a tanker crashes off Turn Point on Stuart Island; oil is gushing into the waters and a pod of Southern resident orcas are swimming straight into it. An oil spill in San Juan County is the stuff of nightmares for islanders. Fortunately, this time it is fiction. The book "Spill," written by David Anderson, is an action-packed tale that features local organizations like the Center for Whale Research, Islands Oil Spill Association, The Whale Museum and Orca Network, based out of Whidbey Island. Anderson, a retired veterinarian, served on the board of Orca Network, as well as serving four years as a governor appointee on Washington's Oil Spill Prevention Task Force. He will have a book reading on Aug. 31, time to be announced, at the San Juan Island Library, in an event co-sponsored by Griffin Bay Books.
A basking shark has been spotted near British Columbia's Central Coast, according to Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
He was an older man and Susan had just turned 18. After he started physically and sexually assaulting her, she was ashamed and afraid that the community would not stand by her if she left him. When she thought he would actually kill her – seven years into their relationship – she ran away with nothing but a few clothes. She was free from bodily harm, but she had to face another obstacle: the people who did not believe her.
Albert Noel Miller, Jr., 45, of Lopez Island, has been charged with assault in the second degree domestic violence for strangulation and assault in the fourth degree. Bail has been reduced to $10,000. A omnibus hearing is scheduled for June 17 and the trial is set for July 18.
An influx of sexual assault crimes involving minors in San Juan County has islanders wondering what is happening to their communities.
(Warning: This story contains disturbing details about alleged sexual assault against a child.)
By Cali Bagby
Rep. Rick Larsen has his constituents questioning his choices after a recent endorsement on Facebook from the congressman.
With a massive body and a mouth that emerges from the deep blue like a man-made dungeon cell, the basking shark resembles a great and terrible monster.
Marge McCoy, pharmacist, business owner, mother and wife, said her number one belief at work is that the staff at the pharmacy put the patient first.
The Lopez Coffee Shop opened its doors on Friday, Oct. 2 with the sounds of foaming milk and the chit chat of locals and tourists alike.
Why do we write crime stories? Are we sensationalizing violence in an effort to sell more papers? We are a small knit community – should we really be reading about people’s private lives? These are some of the questions raised in emails and on our websites by our readers. Here are some answers.
It all started with a camping trip and ended with a life hanging in the balance.
When the call comes in, Randall Gaylord drops whatever he is working on – whether he is sitting down to a meal or prepping for an important court case.
Solar is an important part of almost every life process. That is according to Michel Vekved, outreach and education coordinator of the San Juan Islands Conservation District, who has been working on an upcoming fundraiser of Lopez to raise funds for solar in island schools.
Lopez Island School Golf Coach Richard Tetu has about 15 golf bags in his office, and they all got there by donation. On top of that, every year he receives 100 golf balls from a community member. The golf course lets kids play their matches for free on the green.
San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs said he was not surprised to find that 59 percent of 240 participants in a recent poll said drug activity was their main worry when it comes to crime in island communities.
Brian Auckland has been named the new superintendent of Lopez Island School District.In August of 2014, Auckland was hired as the interim elementary principal and special services director, replacing Lisa Shelby who has returned to Alaska.
Rescuing a wild animal is no easy feat. Rescuing a 1,400-pound sea mammal is an entirely different feat.
The rain falls and the wind blows – it is winter in San Juan County. Don’t let the bluster of colder weather stop you from putting on your gardening gloves and digging in the soil.
By Dec. 19, the Lopez Boys’ Basketball team will have played six league games and two non-league games. Coach MR Buffum’s goal for the boys is to win at least half of the league games.