Sheriff responds to crime survey

  • Today at 9:32AM

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.


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Lopez School welcomes a new superintendent

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 9:37AM

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.

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Bad egg? Retaliation against whistleblower? Building official sidelined in 'conduct' dispute

  • Feb 27, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Mar 1, 2015 at 12:34PM

Escorted out of his office two weeks ago, San Juan County's building official remains on administrative leave pending the outcome of a disciplinary review. He contends in a "whistleblower" report filed one week prior to the dismissal that revenue from permit fees has been improperly shuffled around in the department in which he works.

Thriving Communities conference features LCLT

  • Feb 28, 2015 at 7:00AM

The Fourth Annual Thriving Communities Conference at the Whidbey Institute is featuring the work of Lopez Community Land Trust. Past conferences have highlighted regional thriving community efforts around the topics of food, economy, and health care. This year’s conference focuses on “Shelter.”

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Newborn No. 3 bumps population up to 80

  • Feb 27, 2015 at 11:02AM

A newborn orca calf was sighted Feb. 25 about 15 miles off Westport, Greys Harbor.

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