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Standing up for sitting down

Submitted by Lopez Island Prevention Coalition On the fourth Monday of this…

  • Sep 18th, 2018

 

Countywide planned power outages

Submitted by OPALCO All of San Juan County will be affected by…

  • Sep 19th, 2018

 

They Call Me Q

The emotionally charged one-woman comedy “They Call Me Q” will be performed…

  • Sep 17th, 2018

 

Contributed photo/NOAA Fisheries West Coast under permit 21368
                                 J50 beside her sister J42 in August.

Sick, young orca, J50, is presumed dead, while others continue search | Update

As of Sept. 13, some researchers presume that a missing adolescent orca…

Contributed photo/NOAA Fisheries West Coast under permit 21368
                                 J50 beside her sister J42 in August.

NOAA considers capturing J50 for treatment

Submitted by NOAA J50’s condition in recent weeks has underscored the urgency…

  • Sep 13th, 2018

‘Curious Lopez’ Art Exhibit

Submitted by the Lopez Island Library Every six weeks the Lopez Library…

  • Sep 11th, 2018

Strengthening families

Submitted by Lopez Island Family Resource Center The first round of the…

  • Sep 11th, 2018

Jason Colby on the history of humans and orcas at the library

Submitted by the Lopez Island Library The Lopez Island Library is pleased…

  • Sep 11th, 2018

Local Lopez school lunches

Submitted by Lopez Island School Students in the Lopez Island School District…

  • Sep 14th, 2018

San Juan County officials explain ‘Home Fund’

Submitted by San Juan County What is the “Home Fund?” The Home…

  • Sep 13th, 2018

Ferry writer in residence: Iris Graville

Submitted by Iris Graville Recently, Washington State Ferries launched its first-ever “Writer-in-Residence”…

  • Sep 12th, 2018

Deserted drugs, confused canine, abandoned autos | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 10th, 2018

Task force to save orcas meets in Anacortes

With just 75 Southern resident orcas remaining, a group is taking action…

Letters left; delinquent drivers; permit problems | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 7th, 2018
Contributed photo/OPALCO
                                OPALCO’s solar power project on Decatur.

Five facts about OPALCO’s solar power project

The sun shines brighter in the San Juans than most of Washington…

Contributed photo/OPALCO
                                OPALCO’s solar power project on Decatur.
Contributed photo/NOAA Fisheries West Coast under permit 21368 J50 beside her sister J42.

Sick young orca, J50, spotted after two-day disappearance

Staff report A thin, sick juvenile orca, who has been missing for…

  • Sep 4th, 2018
Contributed photo/NOAA Fisheries West Coast under permit 21368 J50 beside her sister J42.

The Burn Ban for campfires and barbecues is lifted in San Juan County

As of noon Aug. 29, the burn ban for campfires and charcoal…

  • Sep 4th, 2018

Know your Neighbor Library speaker series: author Priscilla Stuckey

Submitted by the Lopez Island Library The Lopez Library is pleased to…

  • Sep 6th, 2018

Lopez Dump is no longer recycling printers, but alternatives do exist.

Submitted by Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District The cost of recycling printers…

  • Sep 6th, 2018

Canadian Court of Appeals halts Trans Mountain pipeline

Another legal roadblock was put in the path of the Trans Mountain…

Comprehensive Plan Community Workshops

The Department of Community Development (DCD) will hold community workshops to gather…

  • Sep 3rd, 2018

Christian Hogle arrested for allegedly distributing child pornography

(Warning: The following story contains explicit details about sexual violence.) Eastound resident…

San Juan County residents drink more than their neighbors | UW Medicine program releases health data

San Juan County residents outdrink the rest of the state by more…

Intoxicated injuries, tasteless threats, canine complaints | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 1st, 2018

Orcas families frustrated with WSF | 18 vehicles with livestock left in Friday Harbor

For decades, when the county fair ends, Lopez and Orcas participants pack…

Lopez winners at the county fair

Hailey King, 11, from Lopez Island Horse - 4-H junior grand champ…

  • Aug 30th, 2018

Ridership soars as passengers flock to state ferries for holiday weekend

Nearly 8 million people have used the Washington State Ferries, more than…

  • Aug 30th, 2018

Samish sailing slower through the San Juans

Today, Wednesday, Aug. 29, the Samish ferry on the San Juan Islands…

  • Aug 29th, 2018

Local wastewater treatment plants win outstanding performance awards

The Department of Ecology honors the state’s top-performing facilities with the annual…

  • Aug 31st, 2018

Library Book Bingo Party

Submitted by the Lopez Island Library On Saturday, Sept. 8 from 5–7…

  • Aug 31st, 2018

Shoreline Master Program updates required

It’s back to the drawing board for San Juan County’s Shoreline Master…

Staff photo/Tate Thomson
                                A smoky haze covers San Juan Island.

San Juan County to receive temporary air quality monitor | Update

The San Juan Islands’ blue cloudless skies and unfiltered rays have been…

Staff photo/Tate Thomson
                                A smoky haze covers San Juan Island.

Limited licensing services, Aug. 26-Sept. 3

Online licensing services are unavailable from Sunday, Aug. 26, through Monday, Sept.…

  • Aug 27th, 2018

Senator Cantwell holds roundtable discussion on affordable housing

San Juan County is one of many communities in Washington state facing…

Bear remains found on Matia Island

For the second time in a year, a bear was found in…

Forgetful ferry riders; troubled trespassers; MIP mishap | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 21st, 2018

2018 Lopez Open Tennis Tournament results

The 18th annual Lopez Open Tennis Tournament was held at the tennis…

  • Aug 27th, 2018

New public art sculpture

The Lopez Island community has a great opportunity to support a public…

  • Aug 27th, 2018

Canadian fires cause bad air quality in the San Juans

More than 500 fires are burning in British Columbia and there are…

Phone fraud; suspicious social; healthy horse | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 17th, 2018