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How climate change is affecting the San Juan Islands

by Alyssa Johns and Chela Scheckel-Mohler Orcas Island High School This story…

  • Dec 8th, 2016

 

Navy’s plan to increase growler operations draws criticism

Submitted by Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve The Navy did not take a…

  • Dec 8th, 2016

 

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Warming waters threaten Indian Island

Climate change is affecting the whole world – even a small island…

 

Hedrick Smith lecturing at Orcas Center.

Hedrick Smith: ‘Trump overwhelmingly won the vote of the discontented’

The seats of Orcas Center were full, extra chairs were packed in…

Hedrick Smith lecturing at Orcas Center.
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Sheriff’s Log Nov. 16–22

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

  • Dec 2nd, 2016
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Navy flight schedule Nov. 27–Dec. 3

Submitted by the Navy No Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft…

  • Nov 30th, 2016
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Lopezian faces the wild alone

Lopez native Callie Blue Heron North tackled the untamed wild of Patagonia,…

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Navy releases the draft EIS on Growlers

Submitted by the U.S. Navy The Navy published a notice of availability…

  • Nov 18th, 2016
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Lopezians overwhelming approve the Lopez Solid Waste levy

Submitted by LSWDD board and staff Thank you, voters, for approving the…

  • Nov 17th, 2016
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Land Bank Acquisition on Lopez

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank Roughly two miles of nearly…

  • Nov 15th, 2016
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Coast Guard assists kayakers stranded near Sucia

The U.S. Coast Guard assisted two kayakers to safety after they became…

  • Nov 14th, 2016
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Navy flight schedule for Nov. 13-19

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

  • Nov 14th, 2016
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State offers free entrance to parks today

Submitted by the Washington State Parks In honor of Veterans Day, Washington…

  • Nov 11th, 2016
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Navy SAR evacuates Friday Harbor resident

Submitted by NAS Whidbey Island A Search and Rescue team from Naval…

  • Nov 10th, 2016
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State still debating the future of Cherry Point

Submitted by The Washington State Department of Natural Resources The Washington State…

  • Nov 9th, 2016

SJC ranks second on list of wealthiest counties in Wash.

SmartAsset, a financial technology company, has released a study on the places…

  • Nov 8th, 2016

LWV presents Q&A on water resources

Is there enough fresh water in the San Juan Islands to support…

  • Nov 8th, 2016
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Watson and Hughes take the lead in council race

In the race for San Juan County Council District 1, Bill Watson…

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San Juan County releases its preliminary 2017 budget

San Juan County says it is at “the beginning of a new…

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Navy flight schedule for Nov. 6–12

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

  • Nov 7th, 2016

Sheriff’s Log | Oct. 12–25

The San Juan Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls: Oct. 12…

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

County bans plastic bags

San Juan County Council approved a county-wide ban on single-use plastic carry-out…

Navy field carrier landing practice schedule for Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

Navy field carrier landing practice schedule for Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

  • Nov 1st, 2016
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Resident orcas | No population growth in 20 years

J28 was born in mid-winter 1992/93 in or near Puget Sound, and was the first of four known calves born to J17 in the J9/J5 lineage of southern resident orcas.

  • Nov 1st, 2016
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Resident orcas | No population growth in 20 years

Submitted by the Center for Whale Research J28 was born in mid-winter…

  • Nov 1st, 2016
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Navy flight schedule for Oct. 20–Nov. 5

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

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Voting the entire ballot may matter | Guest Column

You can make a difference.

  • Oct 30th, 2016
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Islander works in Antarctica

A dispatch from a cold and distant land

  • Nov 2nd, 2016
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WSF presents first ever Halloween costume contest

WSF gets into the Halloween spirit

On Monday, Oct. 31, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. WSF is encouraging all walk-on customers, young and old, to come aboard dressed for Halloween.

  • Oct 28th, 2016
WSF presents first ever Halloween costume contest

County releases preliminary budget

The 2017 preliminary budget for San Juan County has been published. The theme of the 2017 budget message is "Building for the Future." With the effects of the great recession now largely behind the county, the goal for the 2017 budget is to look forward, positioning the county to serve its citizens for the next 20 years. The budget can see viewed at: http://sanjuanco.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/10618.

  • Oct 27th, 2016
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Becky Smith | Spotlight on Lopezians

By Gretchen Wing

  • Oct 27th, 2016
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LTAC grants benefit county-wide tourism

The San Juan County 2017 Lodging Tax Facilities Grant Program distributed $721,250 this year, a more than 50 percent increase over 2016's $477,800.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

LTAC grants benefit county-wide tourism

The San Juan County 2017 Lodging Tax Facilities Grant Program distributed $721,250 this year …

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Acrobatic Conundrum presents Love and Gravity at Lopez Center

Submitted by Lopez Center

  • Oct 26th, 2016
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Navy flight schedule for Oct. 23–29

Submitted by NAS Whidbey Island

  • Oct 25th, 2016
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Watch out for newts on the move

Submitted by Wolf Hollow

  • Oct 25th, 2016
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Art reception for Ann Vandevelde Friday

Artist Ann Vandevelde's new show of works on paper and canvas opens at The Gathering Place this Friday, Oct. 28, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Ann, who lives and works in both Seattle and Lopez Island, will give a short talk about the creative process.

  • Oct 24th, 2016
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Premera withdraws from San Juan County

By Hayley Day

  • Oct 23rd, 2016

Premera withdraws from San Juan County

Subsidised individual health plans by Premera will not be available for county residents in 2017.

  • Nov 3rd, 2016

Shell withdraws Anacortes oil train proposal

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans

  • Oct 22nd, 2016