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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’

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