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Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District Proposition No. 1, an excess levy for…

  • Nov 9th, 2017
Contributed photo/Kendra Smith
                                About 92 workshop attendees discussed county solutions to orca protection on Oct. 27.

New study shows looming orca extinction without changes

San Juan County staff and residents are brainstorming local ways to protect…

Contributed photo/Kendra Smith
                                About 92 workshop attendees discussed county solutions to orca protection on Oct. 27.

Orcas veterinarian offers mobile services to all islands

By Heather Spaulding Reporter A desire to help the community, as well…

  • Nov 8th, 2017

No recycling changes at Lopez Solid Waste – for now

Some confusion exists as to whether The Lopez Dump is accepting plastics…

  • Nov 7th, 2017

Almost half of islanders cannot afford to live on island

There’s a housing crisis in San Juan County and county staff has…

  • Nov 7th, 2017

San Juan County staff to assess how much land is undeveloped | Comprehensive Plan

On islands with limited space, locals have questioned the possibility of overcrowding.…

Stolen signs, drug delinquencies and walking worries | Sheriff Log

The sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Oct. 18 • Deputies…

  • Nov 4th, 2017

OPALCO Board Member Jim Lett to retire

OPALCO Board Member Jim Lett has announced his retirement in order to…

  • Nov 2nd, 2017

Chinese ban sends San Juan recyclables to landfills

San Juan Transfer Station Recycling no longer accepts co-mingled or mixed materials for recycling.

Department of Ecology approves Shoreline Master Program

On Monday, Oct. 16, Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) announced official approval…

  • Oct 29th, 2017

Children’s health insurance funding issues could affect county

If a federal health insurance program for low-income children isn’t funded by…

One arrested after drug activity complaint in Friday Harbor

By Hayley Day Reporter A man with an alias was arrested on…

WDFW seeks volunteers for Puget Sound sportfishing advisory group

Submitted by WDFW The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking…

  • Oct 25th, 2017

Corralling cows, more mooring mistakes and bus bypass | Sheriff’s Log

The sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Oct. 11 • A…

  • Oct 25th, 2017

Cooke Aquaculture permitted to continue net pen operations

Submitted by WDFW The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has authorized…

  • Oct 25th, 2017

Car crash causes power outage on San Juan Island

By Hayley Day Reporter A single-car accident on Saturday, Oct. 7 cut…

San Juan County lawsuit updates

County settles four lawsuits in 2017; another case heads to state Supreme Court

  • Oct 25th, 2017

WSDOT seeking input on 20-year plan

Washingtonians have an opportunity to provide input into the future of the…

  • Oct 25th, 2017

Langworthy being held on pending drug charges

The following was submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. On…

  • Oct 17th, 2017

One county health insurer remains for individual plans

The uncertainty of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) at the federal level…

Fear of fumes; vessels in violation; kite-flying kids | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. • A Lopez Island…

  • Oct 15th, 2017

Prelimary 2018 Budget

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditors Office The 2018 Preliminary Budget…

  • Oct 13th, 2017

Sheriff’s Log

The sheriff’s office responded to the following calls: Sept 27 • An…

  • Oct 12th, 2017

Recreation crab fishing reopens on Oct. 7 in the San Juans

Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Several marine areas of…

  • Oct 11th, 2017

San Juan County to update public records requests to match state’s

Changes to requesting public records at the state level are impacting the…

What is the county’s comprehensive plan?

An outline of what the plan does and why residents should weigh in.

Islanders canvass in Redmond for Manka Dhingra

by David Turnoy Why would 82 people from San Juan, Whatcom, and…

  • Oct 5th, 2017

Family planning in island communities

Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood Executive Director Linda McCarthy spoke to an audience…

Community organizes to try to save Life Care Center

San Juan Island’s only live-in facility, with 24-hour nursing, is set to…

Baby orca, J-52, passes away

Submitted by the Center for Whale Research As of Sept. 19, another…

  • Oct 2nd, 2017

Field Carrier Landing Practice for the week of Oct. 1–7

Ault Field carrier operations • Tuesday, Oct. 3 – late morning to…

  • Oct 1st, 2017

Baby doorstep delivery, car combustion, refile refuse | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 30th, 2017

San Juan Islands are overrun by deer

If you’re familiar at all with the San Juan Islands, you’re aware…

Traffic troubles, fraudulent finances and trespassing tourist | Sheriff Log

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

  • Sep 26th, 2017

Comprehensive plan education sweeps county

San Juan County Community Development staff is on a county-wide tour to…

Washington State Ferries’ problem found, but not funding

At the Washington State Transportation Commission meeting on Sept. 19, most speakers…

Timeline for release of final EIS for Growler operations at NAS Whidbey Island extended

Submitted by NAS Whidbey Island The release of the Final Environmental Impact…

  • Sep 22nd, 2017

Praying Mantis: beautiful but invasive

Submitted by KIWAHT At KWIAHT, we have received several reports of the…

  • Sep 21st, 2017

Bike burglary, delinquent docking and banned burn | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 20th, 2017

Ranker speaks to Washington State Transportation Commission about summer ferry interruptions

The Washington State Transportation Commission held a meeting to discuss summer ferry…

  • Sep 19th, 2017