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Washington State Ferries Yakima delays as repairs loom

Submitted by Washington State Ferries As of Monday, May 14, The Washington…

  • May 16th, 2018

Haywire horses, tenant trouble, forsaken fridge | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 14th, 2018

Wildcat wood wallop, domestic disturbance ditch and leery liquid | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 12th, 2018

County seeks proposals for an affordable rental housing project on Lopez Island

Submitted by San Juan County Following a public hearing on April 24,…

  • May 10th, 2018

County purchases Lopez Hill from state

San Juan County Land Bank permanently added 400 acres of forested on…

Carolyn Jewett announces candidacy for District Court Judge

Submitted by Carolyn Jewett Carolyn Jewett has announced that she will run…

  • May 8th, 2018

Civics Group education forum

Residents of the San Juan Islands are invited to a free forum…

  • May 8th, 2018

Orcas man charged with Burglary in the First Degree – Assault

Roy Granados, 32, of Eastsound was charged by the Superior Court of…

Contributed photo/Royal Canadian Mounted Police
                                Items seized from the alleged Canadian smuggler.

Alleged cross-border drug trafficking off San Juan Island | Update

Two men involved in an alleged rash of drug trafficking, over a…

Contributed photo/Royal Canadian Mounted Police
                                Items seized from the alleged Canadian smuggler.

Sheriff’s log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following: April 18…

  • May 7th, 2018

Lisa Henderson to run for County Clerk

In mid-March Lisa Henderson was appointed by the San Juan County Council…

  • May 7th, 2018

Orcas Island business owners learn about paid sick leave

As of Jan. 1, nearly every Washingtonian employee is eligible for paid…

OPALCO’s new phone system improves outage info

Submitted by OPALCO If you’ve called Orcas Power and Light Cooperative lately,…

  • May 1st, 2018

Sheriff log

San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. April 11…

  • Apr 30th, 2018

Yakima returns, regular schedule resumes | Update

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Repairs to the Washington State Ferries’ Yakima…

  • Apr 26th, 2018
Staff photo/Cali Bagby
                                Cattle Point Lighthouse on San Juan Island.

Report states San Juan Islanders healthiest among state

If Washingtonians want to be healthier, they’ll move to the San Juan…

Staff photo/Cali Bagby
                                Cattle Point Lighthouse on San Juan Island.

Ferchen charged with harassment to kill

Ezra John Ferchen, 33, of Lopez Island was charged with harassment to…

Navy field carrier landing practice schedule for April 22–28

Coupeville carrier operations: - Night to late night, Monday, April 23 -…

  • Apr 25th, 2018

Abandoned bicycles growing concern for Coast Guard, Washington State Ferries

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

  • Apr 25th, 2018

Property taxes due April 30

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Treasurer Rhonda Pederson would…

  • Apr 24th, 2018

Deadly rabbit disease inches toward the San Juan Islands

The bunnies of the San Juan Islands are in danger. Rabbit hemorrhagic…

Abandoned auto; moored at Mackaye; safety citations | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 24th, 2018
Contributed photo/Susan Vernon

Fish and Wildlife proposes to list Island Marble Butterfly under Endangered Species Act

Submitted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service When a biologist from…

  • Apr 19th, 2018
Contributed photo/Susan Vernon

Court documents reveal more details in the death of Abigail Finney

The San Juan County Prosecutor’s office is preparing to file charges of…

Alcohol continues to be the drug of choice for teens

With the current opiate epidemic, you might think prescription pain medication or…

  • Apr 16th, 2018

Fleeing Fido, crummy customer and Walla Walla warrant | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 16th, 2018

Eric Kulp in custody following standoff in Marblemount

Eric Kulp was taken into custody in the Marblemount area of Skagit…

New Washington state laws to impact San Juan County

A quick state Legislative session brought fast results that will impact local…

San Juan County Council roundup on housing, property sales

Rental assistance Low-income seniors and disabled islanders received assistance from county government…

  • Apr 11th, 2018

OPALCO forum introduces candidates to community

There are two open positions on the Orcas Power and Light Cooperative’s…

  • Apr 9th, 2018

Pretend piece, bar brawl, dodgy drone and 15 Fidos on foot | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 8th, 2018

Anacortes man charged with domestic violence assault of Lopez woman

A 42-year-old man from Anacortes was charged with allegedly breaking into his…

Overnight communications outage April 12-13

Submitted by Rock Island Communications The islands will experience a county wide…

  • Apr 6th, 2018

San Juan County Council appoints county clerk

The San Juan County Council appointed Lisa Henderson as county clerk at…

  • Apr 3rd, 2018

Scientists document rare orca infanticide in Canadian waters

The Salish Sea made international news last week as word spread that…

Friday Harbor man charged with harassment, assault of San Juan County deputies

A 30-year-old Friday Harbor man was charged with allegedly threatening to kill…

Explicit exchange, mad manager, consecutive seven collisions | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 29th, 2018

San Juan County awarded clean water grants from Ecology

Communities across the state seeking funding for clean water projects are about…

  • Mar 27th, 2018

Orcas prepares for “the big one”

As islanders, it is imperative for residents to have food, water and…

Contributed photos
                                Top: Lummi Nation Chairman Jay Julius speaks at a Miami press conference. Bottom: The killer whale known as Lolita at the Miami Seaquarium performs for a show. She’s lived there since 1970 after being captured in Penn Cove.

Lummi demand release of captive orca

‘She must be reunited with her family’

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                                Top: Lummi Nation Chairman Jay Julius speaks at a Miami press conference. Bottom: The killer whale known as Lolita at the Miami Seaquarium performs for a show. She’s lived there since 1970 after being captured in Penn Cove.