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Trampled transformer, dog diplomacy and a violated vehicle | Sheriff Log

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

  • Jun 29th, 2019

Washington State Ferries explains spring sailing delays

For residents of the San Juan Islands, the state-run ferry system is…

Task force teams up with Canada for orca solutions

The United States and Canada are working together to save the endangered…

Vehicle violators, explosive examiners, seat belt scofflaws | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 22nd, 2019
Fish and Wildlife/contributed photo
                                A bear that visited several islands was captured and returned to the wilderness.

Island-hopping bear is caught and returned to wild

“The nicest bear” is back in the wilderness after a fruitless search…

Fish and Wildlife/contributed photo
                                A bear that visited several islands was captured and returned to the wilderness.

Vote counting equipment testing in June

Submitted by San Juan County A logic and accuracy test of ballot…

  • Jun 18th, 2019
Contributed photo/OPALCO
                                OPALCO general manager Foster Hildreth and board president Vince Dauciunas meet with Gov. Inslee.

Gov. Inslee meets with OPALCO to talk broadband, clean energy and electric ferries

Submitted by OPALCO On Tuesday, May 28, leadership from Orcas Power and…

  • Jun 18th, 2019
Contributed photo/OPALCO
                                OPALCO general manager Foster Hildreth and board president Vince Dauciunas meet with Gov. Inslee.

Kaiser calls it quits in San Juan County

Questions began to fly as San Juan County residents were informed by…

Cruising cows, meandering mopeds and vanishing vehicles | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 15th, 2019

Participate in the first step of the land capacity analysis

Submitted by San Juan County A draft web map for gross developable…

  • Jun 13th, 2019

Fish and Wildlife Commission lists pinto abalone as endangered

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is working with federal and…

  • Jun 13th, 2019
Contributed photo/OPALCO
                                Ductless heat pump unit in a living room.

OPALCO awarded $5.8 million to fund energy efficiency projects

Submitted by OPALCO Orcas Power & Light Cooperative is now offering on-bill…

  • Jun 11th, 2019
Contributed photo/OPALCO
                                Ductless heat pump unit in a living room.
Molly Neely-Walker/contributed photo

Tourism to San Juan Island NHP creates $19.3 million dollars Economic Benefits

Submitted by San Juan Island National Historical Park A new National Park…

  • Jun 10th, 2019
Molly Neely-Walker/contributed photo

Several speeders, disappeared dogs and business burglaries | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 8th, 2019

Suicide rates spike in the spring

Submitted by the Community Health Plan of Washington Spring is in the…

  • Jun 7th, 2019

How Are We Doing? – A Storm is Coming – MaybeA quarterly review of County Finances

Submitted by County Auditor F. Milene Henley As a child, I loved…

  • Jun 7th, 2019

Campaign launched for San Juan County Orca Protection Initiative

Submitted by Sorrel North Lopez Island orca advocacy group, Southern Resident Protection,…

  • Jun 2nd, 2019

Visible vandalism; seat belt citations; malicious mischief | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following. May 15…

  • Jun 1st, 2019
Whale warning flag (San Juan County Marine Resource Committee/contributed photo)

Whale watchers oppose distance initiative

Four regional whale watching companies are suing an orca conservationist group and…

Whale warning flag (San Juan County Marine Resource Committee/contributed photo)
Friday Harbor Marina at sunset (Tate Thomson/staff photo)

Why Washington is the best state in America | US News and World Report

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Washington is the best state in…

  • May 29th, 2019
Friday Harbor Marina at sunset (Tate Thomson/staff photo)

New measles cases in Washington State

Submitted by San Juan County Washington state is experiencing a second measles…

  • May 28th, 2019

Dangerous dog, mangled mailboxes, power partners | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 25th, 2019

Canvassing Board Meeting

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Canvassing Board will…

  • May 21st, 2019

Possible Lyme disease case in San Juan County

With summer fast approaching, islanders and tourists will venture out into the…

Bunk bail beg, missing minor and people problems | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 18th, 2019

New K-9 capability in San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff’s Office San Juan County Sheriff Ron…

  • May 17th, 2019

Sen. Liz Lovelett visits the San Juans

Sen. Liz Lovelett visited San Juan and Orcas islands for the first…

Turn Point site closed for contaminant cleaning

Submitted by The Bureau of Land Management The Bureau of Land Management…

  • May 14th, 2019

Sea stars in remission

Slow and steady wins the race — especially in sea star restoration.…

Offensive overnight; absconded automobile; cell citation | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 11th, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee signs one of five crucial orca recovery bills on Wednesday that protect the safety and livelihood of the Southern resident orca. (Office of the Governor photo)

Inslee signs bill package to protect, aid, grow orca and salmon population in Salish Sea

Gov. Jay Inslee signed five crucial orca recovery bills into law that…

  • May 9th, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee signs one of five crucial orca recovery bills on Wednesday that protect the safety and livelihood of the Southern resident orca. (Office of the Governor photo)

Lopez Island School District to Receive Washington Green Ribbon Award

Submitted by Brian Goodman Respecting and protecting the environment is a strong…

  • May 8th, 2019

Lean, green, ferry machines: Washington State Ferries releases action plan for sustainable ferry system

Submitted by Washington State Department of Transportation In honor of Earth Day,…

  • May 6th, 2019

Missing motorcyclist, dogs (not) in danger and explosive entertainment | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Department responded to the following calls. April…

  • May 4th, 2019

IOSA oil spill meetings attract a crowd

Submitted by Islands’ Oil Spill Association. More than 100 islanders learned more…

  • May 3rd, 2019

Candidate Filing Week is May 13-17

Submitted by San Juan County If you have ever wanted to be…

  • May 1st, 2019

The personal objection will no longer exempt children from school vaccinations

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Both state legislative houses agreed…

EDC invites San Juan County knowledge workers to a meet-up

Submitted by SJC Economic Development Council The San Juan County Economic Development…

  • Apr 29th, 2019

Galavanting goats, wandering wallets and beached boats | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 26th, 2019

Daylight saving time year round passes Senate

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — Legislation to make…

  • Apr 25th, 2019