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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

Library Book Bingo Party

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

  • Aug 31st, 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

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…

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

Lopez winners at the county fair

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

  • 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

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.

New public art sculpture

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

  • Aug 27th, 2018

2018 Lopez Open Tennis Tournament results

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

  • Aug 27th, 2018

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

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

Charlie Walker to receive award

By Debbie Young Are you one of the many people who have…

  • Aug 14th, 2018

Lopez Community Land Trust adds three new homeowners

Submitted by Lopez Community Land Trust A Lopez couple has wanted to…

  • Aug 14th, 2018

OPALCO launches community solar project

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative Orcas Power and Light Cooperative’s…

  • Aug 13th, 2018

Trump administration to be sued over lack of whale protection zone

Submitted by the Center for Biological Diversity On Aug. 1 conservation groups…

  • Aug 12th, 2018

August primary election 2018 results | Lopez School levy passes Update

For full Aug. 7 top-two primary results and how island residents voted…

Deputies respond to bomb scare at Turtleback | Update

A suspicious item reported at Turtleback Mountain turned out to be an…

County-wide internet outage

According to Rock Island, a county-wide outage due has occurred Aug. 9…

  • Aug 9th, 2018

Ferries flow smoothly as summer begins to ebb

Ferry service in the San Juans should return to its regularly scheduled…

3rd Annual Rhythm & Waves Lopez Music Festival

Get ready to dance and sing along at Lopez Community Center’s outdoor…

  • Aug 8th, 2018

Annual vintage car event this Saturday in the Village

Submitted by Helen Cosgrove Lopez, since 2005, has witnessed an annual event…

  • Aug 8th, 2018

Buff bathers, mooring moochers, rock run in | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 8th, 2018

San Juan County, Town of Friday Harbor officials plan to reduce drug use, crimes

On Facebook, San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs can search his news…

State strengthens underground storage tank regulations

Washington has strengthened its regulations to prevent leaks from the 9,000 underground…

  • Aug 7th, 2018

Dingy discovery, purse problem, marina merrymaking | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 7th, 2018

New youth training advisor

Submitted by Lopez Island Prevention Coalition Marina Steinbrueck has a willing heart…

  • Aug 7th, 2018

Primary Election – Back of the Ballot

After my recent post about the “Primary Election – What’s New?” I…

  • Aug 7th, 2018

Back to school program

Submitted by Alaya Battalia The shopping list for the beginning of school…

  • Aug 6th, 2018

Calling all tree-loving, dirt worshipers

Don’t forget — it’s award season here in the San Juans! The…

  • Aug 6th, 2018

Two dead after Lopez plane crash

A pilot reported seeing an aircraft go down somewhere on the south…

  • Aug 3rd, 2018

State assesses water quality standards

The Washington Department of Ecology is proposing an update to the methods…

  • Aug 2nd, 2018