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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’

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.

Jilted jalopy, coastal quarrel and bad burning

The San Juan Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls: March 7…

  • Mar 20th, 2018

Island speed limit changes

Island drivers will either be hitting the brakes or revving up, thanks…

  • Mar 19th, 2018

Package pilfer; mailbox malice; mouthy motorist | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 15th, 2018

Inslee signs executive order to protect orcas, Chinook salmon

Both species are iconic to Washington and a vital part of tourism, maritime industries

  • Mar 15th, 2018
Contributed photo/SeaDoc Society
                                Tufted puffins are known for their bright orange bill.

SeaDoc helps state save local endangered species in unique partnership

So many endangered species candidates, so little time. That’s the reality at…

Contributed photo/SeaDoc Society
                                Tufted puffins are known for their bright orange bill.

Lobos to participate in National School Walkout, March 14

Submitted by Lopez Island Student Council March 14 marks the one month…

  • Mar 13th, 2018

Governor vetoes controversial public records bill

Behind-the-scenes deal negotiated by the governor’s office between lawmakers and media organizations

Opalco candidate forum

Submitted by OPALCO There are two open positions in this year’s Orcas…

  • Mar 13th, 2018

Washington becomes the fourth state to ban bump stocks

A controversial gun control bill to ban bump stocks was signed into…

The ‘Andromeda Strain’ of the wildlife world

Dr. Joe Gaydos describes the ‘Andromeda Strain’ of the wildlife world

Local help for new San Juan County farmers, as retirees age out

Local help for new San Juan County farmers, as retirees age out

Lopez Village Subarea Plan mini-poll available now

The Lopez Village Subarea Plan mini-poll provides a chance to weigh in…

  • Mar 9th, 2018

Lawmakers introduce a provision to allow concealed firearms on school campuses

Republican lawmakers introduced a bill that would allow school administrators, and in…

Washington Lawmakers introduce new gun legislation late in session

With less than two weeks left in the session, state lawmakers introduced…

Cold collision, dog dash and fence fracture | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 7th, 2018

Washington state moves closer to bump stock ban

A bill that would ban bump stocks, a device that increases a…

Alaska woman charged in San Juan County with assault

Elizabeth A. Barrett, 32, of Juneau, Alaska, was charged in San Juan…

  • Mar 6th, 2018

Take the San Juan County Civic Campus Plan community survey

San Juan County is exploring options to centralize and streamline government operations…

  • Mar 5th, 2018

Suspicious sale, stolen street signs and substance supplies at school | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 5th, 2018

County Medication Take Back Program removes 600 pounds annually

Wondering how to safely dispose of expired and unused medications? Take them…

  • Mar 2nd, 2018

Governor Inslee declares ‘Invasive Species Awareness Week’

Submitted by Jason Ontjes San Juan County Noxious Weed Program Coordinator Washington…

  • Mar 2nd, 2018

FH Woman charged with giving liquor to minor

Kathryn Trinity Root has been charged with furnishing liquor to a minor,…

  • Mar 2nd, 2018

Suspicious sale, stolen street signs and substance supplies at school | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 1st, 2018

Lawmakers go into damage control with backlash over public records bill

Legislators try to frame bill as a win for open government, opponents hope for veto

State legislators rewrite statute to exempt their records from public disclosure

In votes with veto-proof wide margins, state Legislators made themselves exempt from…

Friday Harbor man charged with escape

Ricardo Zanabria-Vargas, 25, of Friday Harbor, is charged with escaping in the…

Abandoned auto, password-protected phone and locked out lady | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Feb 26th, 2018

Anacortes construction expected to cause delays to ferry terminal

Construction in and around Anacortes this spring is expected to cause delays…

Kelsey O’Day trial rescheduled

The trial for Kelsey Lee O’Day, 27, of Friday Harbor, has been…

Larsen makes statement on infrastructure plan

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s…

  • Feb 22nd, 2018

State Senate votes to ban net pens

Raising invasive salmon in Washington state waters is one step closer to…

EDC to offer free electrical basics training

Submitted by the EDC The San Juan County Economic Development Council will…

  • Feb 20th, 2018