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Summertime sizzle | Record highs are expected across the state this weekend

It’s only been a few days since the official start of summer,…

 

WSF to hold four public meetings about proposed rate increase

Ferry customers and anyone with an interest in Washington State Ferry fares…

  • Jun 22nd, 2017

 

Larsen-nominated San Juan County student to attend prestigious U.S. Service Academy

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), announced on Thursday, June 15, that a San…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

 

Islanders request easier path to live in tiny houses

Issa Wild has built five tiny homes for islanders since he started…

Town hall meeting Sunday to explain new clinic partnership

Submitted by Catherine Washburn Medical Association The community is invited to a…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Iceberg Point dig postponed; environmental review extended

Submitted by the Bureau of Land Management Editor’s note: The Categorical Exclusion,…

  • Jun 22nd, 2017

Lopez Library Board seeks new trustee

Submitted by Lopez Island Library Do you love your library? Do you…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Lopez School class of 2017 graduation: five graduates and a governor

Submitted by Lopez Island School District A unique Lopez High School Graduation…

  • Jun 19th, 2017

Missing musical instrument; Questionable correspondence; objectionable overnighters | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Immigrant Rights Group protects local immigrants

The Immigrant Rights Group of the Orcas Women’s Coalition launched Initiative 2017-07…

  • Jun 15th, 2017

Attorney Steve Brandli applies to be San Juan County Superior Court Judge

Governor Jay Inslee posted a Notice of Judicial Vacancy, soliciting applications to…

  • Jun 14th, 2017

County Council OKs Clure property purchase by San Juan County Land Bank

A once private beach on Lopez will soon be public, thanks to…

Threatening texts, cement slide and tree topples | Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls: May 31…

  • Jun 13th, 2017

Community solar gives everyone a chance to generate clean, green local power

Orcas Power and Light Cooperative has more than 220 members who generate…

  • Jun 19th, 2017

Sheriff confirms bear has been caught

The bear that has been touring Orcas Island since Memorial Day weekend…

  • Jun 9th, 2017

Coast Guard and SJC Sheriff’s Office assist injured man on boat south of Lopez

Submitted by U.S. Coast Guard Coast Guard, locals and emergency response personnel…

  • Jun 8th, 2017

San Juan Islands National Monument awarded Gold Standard designation

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics today announced 10 public…

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Washington, New York and California governors form U.S. Climate Alliance

In response to President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris…

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Iceberg Point dig could locate artifacts, but harm native wildflowers

To dig or not to dig. That’s the question plaguing Lopezians at…

Witness tampering; dead rabbit hung on car; vehicle tires’ cut | Sheriff’s log

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

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Sunken Ship, parking problems and pipe in a pouch

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

  • Jun 1st, 2017

Planning commission suggests annual fee for all vacation rentals

Vacation rental owners in the county may need to pay an annual…

What are we going to do about affordable housing?

Submitted by Lopez Community Land Trust A January 2017 Point in Time…

  • Jun 1st, 2017

Gov. Inslee to speak at Lopez graduation ceremony

The Lopez Island graduating class of 2017 is pleased to announce that…

  • Jun 1st, 2017

Black bear now on Orcas has likely been eluding authorities since last week

The black bear that arrived on Orcas over Memorial Day weekend has…

Vacation rental permit owners question proposed changes

When Barbara Defalco’s 100-year-old farmhouse needed repairs three years ago, she rented…

Benefits of tourism

San Juan County Council members recognized May 7-13 as National Travel and…

  • May 16th, 2017

Is our national monument status in danger?

Is our national monument status in danger? Is the San Juan Islands…

Lower population prediction than the last comprehensive plan update

San Juan County’s population is rising, but not as fast as the…

UW Medicine and Catherine Washburn Medical Association announce partnership for Lopez Island Medical Clinic

Submitted by the University of Washington Medicine and Catherine Washburn Medical Association…

  • May 12th, 2017

A crash course on bicycle safety

May is National Bike Month. Since 1956, the League of American Bicyclists…

Award-winning immigration documentary to screen on Lopez

By Katie Barthelow Special to the Weekly In a small community in…

  • May 10th, 2017

Lopez Community Land Trust plans for three new homes in Lopez Village in 2018

Submitted by Lopez Community Land Trust This summer, Lopez Community Land Trust…

  • May 9th, 2017

Botched break-in; sheep set free; teen with THC | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 6th, 2017

Learn how to prevent wildfires

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Conservation District Warmer and drier weather…

  • May 5th, 2017

Candidate filing week

If you have ever wanted to be an elected official, now is…

  • May 3rd, 2017

Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 3rd, 2017

Lopez Island School launches Monuments Project with American School of Paris

Submitted The American School of Paris announced the Monuments Project, a transatlantic…

  • May 15th, 2017

David Wallace convicted of child rape

Warning: The following story contains graphic details about sexual assault. Lopez Island…

Grellet-Tinner’s charges dismissed, former Orcas teacher seeks $10 million

The Orcas high school teacher previously found guilty of sexual misconduct with…