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Two out-of-service ferries cause delays | Update

A new ferry schedule is released for the rest of July and possibly early August.

 

Car caper; mooring mishaps; firework flagrancy | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 18th, 2017

 

Journey to all the national parks

Mike Meyer, of Nebraska, is on a quest to be the youngest…

  • Jul 18th, 2017

 

New hands-free driving law goes into effect July 23

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s office The new distracted driving…

  • Jul 22nd, 2017

San Juan soccer coach pleads guilty to assault with sexual intent | Update

This is the third case negatively affected by former San Juan County Detective Stephen Parker.

State vows to “fully fund” education, but local schools could lose out

Washington’s recently passed budget adds billions to fund public K-12 education, but…

WSTC discusses proposal to increase ferry rates

For Tom DeMassa of Arizona, choosing the islands for his family’s vacation…

Islands experience data outage

Internet, LTE, T-Mobile and other cell phone providers in the San Juan…

  • Jul 13th, 2017

Medication marauder; returning runaways; driver dashes | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 13th, 2017

Mail scams target seniors

By Meredith M. Griffith Sounder contributor “Dorothy’s” daughter grew concerned as she…

Transient orca sightings on the rise

The village of Eastsound was treated to a rare sight on the…

Islanders to use 10-digit dialing system

Islanders will have to dial area codes to call neighbors, on any…

WSF to hold four public meetings about proposed rate increase

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

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Emergency service outage occurs, just as cable replacement is to begin

In the early morning of Sunday, June 18, residents on Orcas, Decatur…

Raccoon raid retaliation, peculiar patron, music mutiny | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Single-payer healthcare information event

Single-payer healthcare may be an idea whose time has finally come. Health…

  • Jul 10th, 2017

Orcas youth dies in apparent tragic accident

Submitted by the Sheriff’s Office The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office was…

  • Jul 10th, 2017

State government shutdown averted, Washington State Parks to remain open | Update

A state government shutdown was averted on Friday, June 30, and state…

AGO files campaign finance complaint against San Juan County Democrats

Submitted by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office The Attorney General’s Office…

  • Jun 29th, 2017

SJC Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 28th, 2017

NAS Whidbey Island SAR conducts a medical evacuation for Lopezian

A search and rescue team of five from Naval Air Station Whidbey…

  • Jun 27th, 2017

Parking problems persist at county park

Places to leave your vehicle while you explore Agate Beach or Iceberg…

  • Jun 27th, 2017

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

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

Iceberg Point dig postponed; environmental review extended

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

  • Jun 22nd, 2017

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

Town hall meeting Sunday to explain new clinic partnership

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

  • Jun 21st, 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

Islanders request easier path to live in tiny houses

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

Lopez Library Board seeks new trustee

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

  • Jun 20th, 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

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

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…

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

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

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