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Navy SAR medevacs three islanders

Submitted by NAS Whidbey Island On Wednesday, Jan. 11, the evening Search…

  • Jan 19th, 2017

 

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Councilmen sworn in, CT, submarine cables and orcas discussed at SJC Council

The first San Juan County Council meeting of the year, on Jan.…

 

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Drones are added to orca protection zone

By Hayley Day Journal reporter Most San Juan Islanders know vessels and…

 

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Lopez public hospital district could be on April ballot

By Hayley Day Journal reporter The creation of a Lopez Island public…

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Preliminary Navy findings from drinking water testing near NAS Whidbey Island

Submitted by NAS Whidbey Island The following update is provided as part…

  • Jan 16th, 2017
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OPALCO rate increase takes effects in January

When co-op members get their power bills in January, the 2017 rate…

  • Jan 16th, 2017
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Clash about tides and land use

By Hayley Day Journal reporter Living on an island doesn’t always mean…

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Tree falls on deputy’s car

At approximately 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, Orcas Island Fire and…

  • Jan 12th, 2017
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Navy FCLP schedule for the week of Jan. 17–21

Aircraft carrier-based flight training for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island is…

  • Jan 15th, 2017
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Public meeting Sunday to address clinic partnership and hospital district

Submitted by the Catherine Washburn Medical Association and Lopez Island Medical Clinic…

  • Jan 18th, 2017
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Pertussis cases continue in San Juan County

San Juan County Health and Community Service continues to investigate new cases…

  • Jan 11th, 2017
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Community Conversations return

Submitted by LIFRC Community Conversations will kick off its second season on…

  • Jan 15th, 2017
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                                A wasting sunflower sea star.

Serious concern for sunflower sea stars

by Bob Friel Special to the Sounder Science usually happens a millimeter…

  • Jan 14th, 2017
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                                A wasting sunflower sea star.
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Campaign for Mount Grant Preserve reaches finish line

The San Juan Preservation Trust After two years of fundraising, the $4.2…

  • Jan 12th, 2017
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Larsen, Murray and Cantwell push navy to extend environmental impact study public comment period

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) along with U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and…

  • Jan 9th, 2017

Preliminary Navy findings from drinking water testing near NAS Whidbey Island

Submitted by NAS Whidbey Island The following update is provided as part…

  • Jan 13th, 2017

Lopez Clinic and Medicare: key issues and changes

Submitted by the Catherine Washburn Medical Association and Lopez Island Medical Clinic…

  • Jan 9th, 2017

Larsen urges San Juan County residents to share Affordable Care Act stories

Facing a Republican-led White House, Senate and House seeking to dismantle the…

  • Jan 10th, 2017

San Juan County Sheriff’s Log for Dec. 28 through Jan. 3

The sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Dec. 28 • Deputies…

  • Jan 12th, 2017
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Baby Derby winner 2017

By Cali Bagby Journal General Manager The first baby of the year…

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SJC lead dispatcher explains 911 procedures

By Robin DeLazerda San Juan County Lead Dispatcher We have received a…

  • Jan 10th, 2017
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Navy FCLP schedule for Jan. 8–14

Submitted at NAS Whidbey Island Aircraft carrier-based flight training for aircraft stationed…

  • Jan 8th, 2017
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Friday Harbor man pleads guilty to one count of child molestation

By Cali Bagby Journal General Manager (Warning: This story contains disturbing details…

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Gulf herring windfall gives stressed Chinook salmon a break

Submitted by Kwiaht An exceptionally large spring hatch of herring in the…

  • Jan 9th, 2017
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New Year’s Resolutions: Red Cross says resolve to prepare for disasters in 2017

Submitted by the American Red Cross The New Year is coming and…

  • Jan 7th, 2017

San Juan County reviews a ‘productive’ 2016

Submitted by Mike Thomas County Manager, San Juan County The holiday season…

  • Jan 7th, 2017
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Ranker chosen as No. 1 Democrat on Senate budget

Senator Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, has been chosen by his colleagues to…

  • Jan 6th, 2017
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Navy presents Larsen with highest civilian honor

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) was presented with the Distinguished Public Service Award,…

  • Jan 6th, 2017
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New area code and dialing procedure for Western Washington

Washington state is getting a new area code in 2017. An “area…

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Sheriff’s Log Dec. 21–28

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

  • Jan 5th, 2017
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Larsen, Murray and Cantwell request Navy extend EIS comment period

Submitted by Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve Congressman Rick Larsen, Senator Patty Murray…

  • Jan 4th, 2017
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San Juan Island honors orcas passed in 2016

As the sun set on Dec. 27, around 40 people gathered at…

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Lopez Medical Clinic partnership update

Submitted by the Catherine Washburn Medical Association and Lopez Island Medical Clinic…

  • Jan 4th, 2017
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Navy FCLP schedule for Jan 1–7

Submitted by NAS Whidbey Island Aircraft carrier-based flight training for aircraft stationed…

  • Jan 3rd, 2017

Pilots return home after seven-month deployment

Submitted by NAS Whidbey Island The “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ)…

  • Jan 3rd, 2017

Tanker traffic in Haro Strait | Guest column

Submitted by Patrick Roe Author of “An Island Fantasy” and long-time Lopez…

  • Jan 3rd, 2017

From Standing Rock to the rock we stand on: oil concerns are hitting close to home

The fight against fossil fuels is moving west. Citizens of the San…

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Top 10 stories of 2016

It’s time for our annual round-up of the stories that made headlines…

  • Dec 28th, 2016
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Navy SAR evacuates Lopezian to mainland

A Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey…

  • Dec 27th, 2016
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How to lend a hand for islanders in need

Submitted by United Way In response to community interest in helping San…

  • Dec 28th, 2016
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