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Wanted walker, vacant vehicles and Thanksgiving thefts

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Nov.…

  • Dec 6th, 2017

Assistance for enrolling in health insurance

Our Revolution of San Juan County is sponsoring assistance with enrolling in…

  • Dec 5th, 2017

OPALCO linemen work from dark to dark to bring back the light

Sunday, Nov. 26 was a long day for OPALCO linemen, engineers and…

  • Dec 5th, 2017
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                                Islander Rob Ewers explains U.S. history to attendees.

Locals take U.S. citizenship class at San Juan Island Library

Quenia attends the library’s bi-weekly U.S. citizenship class to someday have the…

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                                Islander Rob Ewers explains U.S. history to attendees.

Orcas woman arrested for allegedly hiding a fugitive and possessing drug paraphernalia

Kami Philbrook, 29, was arrested by San Juan County Sheriff’s deputies on…

Second wrongful death lawsuit filed in carbon monoxide poisoning case

Troy Sullivan and Kelli Ashcraft were discovered dead in a home outside of Friday Harbor.

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Strong winds lead to island power outages

After nearly 20 hours without power on Sunday, Nov. 26, it was…

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County board and commission vacancies

The San Juan County Council is searching for residents to fill vacancies…

  • Nov 28th, 2017

Growler pilot draws graffiti in the sky

By Jessie Stensland jstensland@whidbeynewsgroup.com It was something one might expect to see…

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Washington’s exchange for ACA plans shows increased traffic during first week of enrollment

Submitted by Washington Healthplanfinder The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is reporting a…

  • Nov 28th, 2017
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Disappeared dinghy, lifted lighter and wind wreck| Letters

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Nov.…

  • Nov 28th, 2017

San Juan County residents face property tax increase, mostly from state

San Juan County property owners will see significantly higher property tax bills…

Navy medevacs Friday Harbor patient

Submitted by NAS Whidbey Island A search and rescue (SAR) team from…

  • Nov 21st, 2017

Goat gang, property prowler and burgled boat | Sheriff Log

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

  • Nov 14th, 2017

Insurance issue, camera kidnap and capsized kayaker | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 11th, 2017

Moment of silence on ferries Saturday to honor veterans

In a salute to the men and women who have served in…

  • Nov 9th, 2017

San Juan County election results

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

  • Nov 9th, 2017
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                                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