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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
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Washington launches website to compare medical procedure prices

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

  • Jul 16th, 2018
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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…

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Tourist saves local man from flaming car on San Juan Island

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

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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
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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
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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,…

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                                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…

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                                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

Wrongful death lawsuits combined

Two wrongful death lawsuits filed after the carbon monoxide poisoning of Troy…

Family Resource Center annual fundraiser event

The Lopez Island Family Resource Center (LIFRC) invites you to attend their…

  • Jun 22nd, 2018

Cell citations; dashing dog; phone fraud | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. June 6 • A…

  • Jun 21st, 2018

Strong opposition to Trans Mountain Pipeline

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Environmental and indigenous leaders from…

  • Jun 20th, 2018

Election season means time for political signs

by F. Milene Henley Auditor It’s election time, and with that comes…

  • Jun 18th, 2018

Sheriff Ron Krebs to seek re-election

Submitted by Ron Krebs. I was elected sheriff of San Juan County…

  • Jun 18th, 2018

Stuck truck, dangerous drivers and pouting patrons | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 18th, 2018

Potential affordable housing solution seeks community feedback

Submitted by San Juan County Housing advocates across San Juan County are…

  • Jun 12th, 2018

The truth about Oprah Winfrey’s reported land purchase on Orcas | Interview with the realtor

Online news outlets have reported that Oprah Winfrey purchased an Orcas Island…

Coast Salish Speaker Series – Final Two Presentations at the Lopez Center

Submitted by the Lopez Island Library The Lopez Island Library, San Juan…

  • Jun 8th, 2018

San Juan County November election takes shape after candidate filing period closes

This November’s election will include contested races for three local offices. San…

Orcas woman charged with assault

Marilyn Naumann, 67, of Eastsound has been charged with assault in the…

Sheriff’s Log | Missing medication, distressed dog and illegal ignitions

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

  • Jun 8th, 2018

Toxic flame retardants found in children’s toys

The Washington Department of Ecology found flame retardant chemicals in 17 of…

  • Jun 8th, 2018
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                                San Juan County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Teresa Barnett, right, and Gerald Grellet-Tinner’s lawyer Nick Power present at San Juan County District Court on May 30.

Grellet-Tinner seeks to file citizen charges against former county detective

Two November election candidates take part in questioning county staff’s hire of former detective

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                                San Juan County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Teresa Barnett, right, and Gerald Grellet-Tinner’s lawyer Nick Power present at San Juan County District Court on May 30.

Voters will decide on real estate excise tax for affordable housing this November

Purchasers and sellers of county real estate may pay more to help…

Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 3rd, 2018