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Bogus Benjamin, Lopez landing, ferry feud | San Juan County Sheriff Log

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

  • Sep 7th, 2019

New videos show tsunami potential from Cascadia quake

Though the islands seem safely protected in Salish Sea from any tsunami…

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                                Forester and ecologist Carson Sprenger, director of Orcas-based Rain Shadow Consulting.

Forest management solutions in the San Juans

Wildfires are an inconvenience that those living along the West Coast have…

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                                Forester and ecologist Carson Sprenger, director of Orcas-based Rain Shadow Consulting.

Conservancy groups sue Trump administration for failing to protect the Southern residents

Submitted by the Wild Fish Conservancy The Center for Biological Diversity and…

  • Sep 1st, 2019

Power tool pilfer, teen troubles and rejected RVs | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following. Aug. 14…

  • Aug 31st, 2019
All riders fo stand up paddleboards should wear a life jacket to save them from drowning should they fall in. (Contributed<em> photo)</em>

State Parks Boating Program reminds paddlers to be safe

Marine law enforcement agencies on Washington state’s marine and fresh waterways will…

  • Aug 30th, 2019
All riders fo stand up paddleboards should wear a life jacket to save them from drowning should they fall in. (Contributed<em> photo)</em>
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Labor Day weekend means more travelers, extra travel time

Submitted by Washington State Department of Transportation The last holiday weekend of…

  • Aug 28th, 2019
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Worldwide fisheries experts gather in Seattle to save wild salmon

Submitted by The World Salmon Forum With many wild salmon populations on…

  • Aug 26th, 2019
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                                As his wife, Heather, looks on, John Norman gets a hug from his daughter Amber Nelson and granddaughter Ashlee Nelson (right) after his replica of the Spirit of St. Louis flew for the first time from Arlington Municipal Airport on July 28.

Former Lopez resident builds Spirit of St. Louis replica

A plane like the one Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic logged its first flight in Arlington.

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                                As his wife, Heather, looks on, John Norman gets a hug from his daughter Amber Nelson and granddaughter Ashlee Nelson (right) after his replica of the Spirit of St. Louis flew for the first time from Arlington Municipal Airport on July 28.

Sauntering sheep, cruising cows and canine chicken-killers | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 24th, 2019

New state funding formula results in deficit budget for Lopez School

Submitted by Lopez Island School District New state-mandated restrictions on the local…

  • Aug 21st, 2019

State seeks to strengthen spill strategy

Submitted by the Washington Department of Ecology An oil spill could pose…

  • Aug 19th, 2019

Three Southern resident orcas missing, presumed dead

From 76 to 73, the Southern resident orca population officially dropped by…

San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 17th, 2019
Washington State Ferries’ Suquamish as seen her during recent sea trials. <em>(Photo credit: Washington State Ferries)</em>

Ferry fare changes coming this fall

Submitted by The Washington State Transportation Commission The Washington State Transportation Commission…

  • Aug 16th, 2019
Washington State Ferries’ Suquamish as seen her during recent sea trials. <em>(Photo credit: Washington State Ferries)</em>
San Juan Island is the only place in the world that the Island Marble Butterfly is known to exist. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services/contributed photo)

State and federal agencies work to save endangered butterfly

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is announcing the start…

  • Aug 16th, 2019
San Juan Island is the only place in the world that the Island Marble Butterfly is known to exist. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services/contributed photo)

Inter Island Healthcare Foundation’s long-term care survey

Long-term care needs in our community continue to be studied and the…

  • Aug 15th, 2019

Special three-day candidate filing period

Submitted by San Juan County Elections Office Whew! You almost missed your…

  • Aug 14th, 2019
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                                McNarry Dam is one of the hydropower projects in the Columbia River Basin that could spill more water to help with juvenile salmon migration.

Proposed changes aim to help increase salmon migration in the Snake and Columbia rivers, support orca and salmon recovery

Submitted by Washington Department of Ecology Snake and Columbia river hydropower dams…

  • Aug 11th, 2019
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                                McNarry Dam is one of the hydropower projects in the Columbia River Basin that could spill more water to help with juvenile salmon migration.

A vagabond VIN, chomping canines, shameless speeders | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 10th, 2019

MS Medical Program Director transition

Submitted by San Juan County EMS Council Dr. Michael Sullivan, emergency medical…

  • Aug 6th, 2019
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                                (From left to right): Owners Terri and Steve Mason and employees Nick Burne and Jonathan Hogue stand by the new pumpout facility located at the Shaw Island General Store.

New pumpout facility serves recreational boaters in the San Juan Islands

Submitted by Washington State Parks A new sewage pumpout for recreational boaters…

  • Aug 6th, 2019
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                                (From left to right): Owners Terri and Steve Mason and employees Nick Burne and Jonathan Hogue stand by the new pumpout facility located at the Shaw Island General Store.

AWOL inmate, errand-running elder, purloined pots | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 5th, 2019

Ferry fare changes coming this fall

Submitted by Washington State Transportation Commission Ferry customers and other interested persons…

  • Aug 5th, 2019

Time to vote: What you need to know about Washington’s 2019 primary

Submitted by the office of the Washington Secretary of State Ballots began…

  • Aug 2nd, 2019

No rabbits at the San Juan County Fair this year

Submitted by San Juan County Parks & Fair We are sad to…

  • Jul 30th, 2019

Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 27th, 2019
Island Marble butterfly (Thor Hanson/contributed photo)

State asks county landowners to allow hunting on property

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is working to thin San…

  • Jul 25th, 2019
Island Marble butterfly (Thor Hanson/contributed photo)

Lopez awarded No Child Left Inside grant

Submitted by Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission More than 14,000 kids…

  • Jul 24th, 2019

Deadly rabbit disease confirmed in the San Juans

The bunnies of the San Juan Islands are in danger. A case…

Anonymous ammo, speeding spikes, blotto boaters | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 20th, 2019
EA-18G Growler Air to Air, VAQ-138 from NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. 8/22/2012

AG Ferguson sues Navy over impact of expanded Growler jet operations

Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit on July 9 against the…

  • Jul 19th, 2019
EA-18G Growler Air to Air, VAQ-138 from NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. 8/22/2012
Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

State invests in Puget Sound salmon habitat

More than $45 million in grants were awarded to communities throughout Puget…

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

State Attorney General is suing Navy over Growler expansion at NAS Whidbey

The state’s top lawyer is suing the Navy over the noise and…

Banned burn, dead deer, stop sign sliders | Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following. June 26…

  • Jul 13th, 2019

Elwha cleared of bomb threat | Suspicious note prompted investigation

A note stuck to the mirror in the women’s restroom on the…

  • Jul 11th, 2019

The great Orcas emu rescue

Tish Knapp awoke on Thursday, June 27, to find her two 1-year-old…

State ferry Hyak has sailed into retirement

After nearly 52 years in the Washington State Ferries’ fleet, the Hyak…

  • Jul 8th, 2019

Chainsaw complaint; Mysterious male motorist; Cast-off carpet | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 6th, 2019

Elwha cleared of bomb threat | Suspicious note prompted investigation

On July 1, at 1:32 p.m. the San Juan County Sheriff’s office…

  • Jul 1st, 2019