News

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

San Juan County pilots home share program

Submitted by San Juan County Local housing advocates are moving forward with…

  • Jul 31st, 2018
Contributed photo
                                Anne Presson.

Orcas Island Health Care District appoints Anne Presson is as superintendent

The Orcas Island Health Care District Board of Commissioners has announced that…

  • Jul 29th, 2018
Contributed photo
                                Anne Presson.

Dogged deer; domestic disturbances; suspended SUVs | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 28th, 2018
Contributed photo
                                Participants discuss fire prevention.

Recap of July meeting to prevent Lopez Island fires

Earlier in July, Lopez Island Fire and EMS, the Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness…

  • Jul 27th, 2018
Contributed photo
                                Participants discuss fire prevention.

Fire danger raised to high

The fire risk in San Juan County was raised from moderate to…

  • Jul 24th, 2018

San Juan County employee saves capsized Orkila teens

It was almost impossible to see a waving paddle and a capsized…

SUV dangles dangerously at the Lopez Dump

Public service announcement: vehicles are not on the “accepted recyclable materials” list…

Canoe Journey 2018 ‘Power Paddle to Puyallup’ | Update

Editor’s note: At about 5 p.m., July 20, Friends of the San…

  • Jul 22nd, 2018

County council to attend Lopez Canoe Journey landing | Update

Editor’s note: At about 5 p.m., July 20, Friends of the San…

  • Jul 22nd, 2018

Porta Potty pranksters; vagrant visitors; colliding cars | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 22nd, 2018

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival: Music Among Friends on Lopez Island

Submitted by Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival The Orcas Island Chamber Music…

  • Jul 22nd, 2018

San Juan County health consortium helps create online resource guide, increase immunizations

Local health and social services are continually improving thanks to a group…

  • Jul 22nd, 2018
Contributed photo/https://cnic.navy.mil

Navy releases favored plan to increase Whidbey Growlers

The U.S. Navy plans to increase jets at their Whidbey Island Naval…

Contributed photo/https://cnic.navy.mil

Boating couple, two kayakers rescued near San Juans, July 14-15

Submitted by the U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest Over the…

  • Jul 20th, 2018

Questions about Environmental Impact Statement | Guest Column

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen Washington State, 2nd District Dear Secretary Spencer:…

  • Jul 20th, 2018

Do trees talk? Lopez Library shows ‘Intelligent Trees’

Submitted by the Lopez Island Library The Lopez Library will show the…

  • Jul 19th, 2018

Lopez Sustainable Textiles and Fashion Week

Lopez has a long history of creating cool, innovative upcycled clothing as…

  • Jul 18th, 2018

Lopezians Standing up for Immigrants | Guest column

Submitted by Ronni Tartlet and Amy Studzienko On Saturday, June 30, roughly…

  • Jul 18th, 2018
Contributed image

Washington launches website to compare medical procedure prices

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s Office If you or a loved one…

  • Jul 16th, 2018
Contributed image

Lopez Island Library’s 38th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic

Submitted by the Lopez Island Library Join us on Saturday, July 14…

  • Jul 16th, 2018

Wounded wildlife, several speeders, warrants and wrecks | San Juan County Sheriff Log

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

  • Jul 14th, 2018

San Juan County environmental advocates urge voluntary ditch of plastic straws

San Juan County environmental advocates have a simple solution for people to…

Contributed photo/San Juan County Sheriff’s Office

Tourist saves local man from flaming car on San Juan Island

Donald Hubner came to San Juan Island a tourist but left a…

Contributed photo/San Juan County Sheriff’s Office

Elk on Orcas

Two bull elk strolled through a yard on the western side of…

WSF long-range plan

Submitted by WSF Washington State Ferries staff received 869 survey responses and…

  • Jul 9th, 2018

Trespass trifecta, braking bad and tarp trepidation | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 9th, 2018

Steve Brandli announces candidacy for district court

Submitted by Citizens to Elect Steve Brandli Steve Brandli is running in…

  • Jul 9th, 2018

Volunteers against Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline honored on Greenpeace vessel in Friday Harbor

To emphasize the impacts of the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline,…

  • Jul 9th, 2018
Contributed photo/ WSDOT

Two-lane roundabout now in place at Sharpes Corner in Anacortes

Submitted by the Washington Department of Transportation Crews opened the final lane…

  • Jul 6th, 2018
Contributed photo/ WSDOT

San Juan County promotes local ways to protect Southern resident killer whales

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County and its Marine Resources…

  • Jul 6th, 2018

County council approves new vision statement for San Juan County’s future

The future of the San Juan Islands has already been written and…

County awarded $10,000 in public records lawsuit

Edward Kilduff of Lopez Island was ordered to pay San Juan County…

Firearm fiascos, beach ban and right-of-way wrongs | San Juan County Sheriff Log

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

  • Jul 2nd, 2018

San Juan County joins national opioid lawsuit

News outlets nationwide have described the problems arising from the epidemic in…

  • Jun 30th, 2018

San Juan County joins national opioid lawsuit

The San Juan Islands are not immune to the national opioid crisis,…

Contributed photo/Dave Ellifrit, Center for Whale Research
                                Left: L92 was last seen in by researchers for the Center for Whale Research in November 2017.

Orca death leads to lowest Southern resident killer whale population in 30 years

The orcas who call the waters surrounding the San Juan Islands home…

Contributed photo/Dave Ellifrit, Center for Whale Research
                                Left: L92 was last seen in by researchers for the Center for Whale Research in November 2017.

Judge dismisses citizen’s petition to file charges against former detective

Staff report San Juan County District Court Judge Stewart Andrew has rejected…

  • Jun 25th, 2018

‘Stories for Getting Back to Sleep’ reading

Submitted by the Lopez Island Library Do you wake up in the…

  • Jun 25th, 2018