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Harassing ex-husband, victim of a Volvo and stolen plate swap | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 6th, 2017

Yakima sailings delayed 90 minutes to two hours

The Yakima has been delayed for U.S. Coast Guard documentation issues and…

  • Sep 5th, 2017

Protect yourself from wildfire smoke

Submitted by San Juan County With a change in the weather pattern,…

  • Sep 5th, 2017

New provider for home health care in San Juans

Home health care in the San Juan Islands is changing hands from…

Phone problems in Lopez Village since May

For more than three months, businesses and residences in the Lopez Village…

Burn ban for all of San Juan County

As of Thursday, Aug. 31, there is a county-wide burn ban being…

  • Sep 1st, 2017

Kitsap fills in while Hyak is out of service

Ferry service in the San Juan Islands has hit another speed bump…

  • Aug 30th, 2017

FCLP training added for Aug. 29 | Updated

Navy Air Station Whidbey Island announced it will be running field carrier…

  • Aug 29th, 2017

UW Medicine names chief of Orcas-Lopez island clinics

Submitted by UW Medicine UW Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr.…

  • Aug 29th, 2017

Kayak crime, business burglary and disappearing dinghy | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 29th, 2017

Comment period open for supplement to 2015 Northwest Training and Testing Final EIS/OEIS

Submitted by Navy U.S. Pacific Fleet The Department of the Navy announced…

  • Aug 29th, 2017

Con artist scams hopeful renters on Lopez Island

The rental house would be perfect for their family. Orcas Islanders Erin…

Time for back-to-school immunizations

Submitted by San Juan County Dept. of Health and Community Services The…

  • Aug 29th, 2017

Hyak scheduled maintenance

Anyone who has had issues with their vehicle’s coolant system knows it…

  • Aug 27th, 2017

Update on salmon escape in the San Juans

The Lummi Nation has declared a state of emergency after thousands of…

Navy permitted to run EA-18g Growler training in Olympic National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service decided to issue the Navy a special use…

  • Aug 25th, 2017

Popeye, the harbor seal, bites a tourist | Update

Usually, tourists feed Popeye, the harbor seal who frequents the Port of…

Seattle Times: solar eclipse’s tides cause broken net; up to 305,000 Atlantic salmon dumped into waters near San Juans

The Seattle Times is reporting that thousands of 10-pound Atlantic salmon were…

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

Immigration initiative passes without citizens’ vote

Immigrants may feel safer under a new county code, but it may…

Back to school | First-day dates for San Juan, Orcas and Lopez

San Juan Island Spring Street International School: Tuesday, Sept. 5 Lopez Island…

Ghiglione retires, new fire chief hired

Lopez Island Fire and EMS Fire Chief Jim Ghiglione submitted his letter…

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

Billfold on ballot box, bicycle burgle and minor with marijuana | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 21st, 2017

Lange presentation features Cuba then and now

by Migael Scherer Special to the Weekly Join Ian Lange as he…

  • Aug 21st, 2017

Elwha out of service | Update

After experiencing extreme vibration on the M/V Elwha, divers discovered a significant…

  • Aug 16th, 2017

Stressful summer for state ferry system

Instead of a rarity, ferry breakdowns are becoming the norm – at…

San Juan County Council updates

Over the last month, the San Juan County Council has discussed issues…

Lopez Hill brush fire

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank On the afternoon of Thursday,…

  • Aug 15th, 2017

It’s tansy ragwort season

by Judy Jackson and Rich Lee San Juan County Noxious Weed Program…

  • Aug 14th, 2017

Regular summer ferry schedule resumes | Yakima returns to San Juans’ route

The Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Anacortes/Sidney ferry routes will resume their regular…

  • Aug 9th, 2017

Sheriff warns of keeping pets in cars

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

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Distracted driving, lost loot and speeding citations | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 8th, 2017

High fire danger leads to campfire restrictions in Northwest Washington

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is increasing the fire…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Auditor seeks writers of arguments against four local measures

Submitted by F. Milene Henley, San Juan County auditor Fast forward to…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Orcas School hires psychologist for students

The Orcas and Lopez school districts are welcoming Timothy Kopet, Ph.D as…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Lopezian charged with possession of methamphetamines

On May 10, John Gardener Fox, 46, of Lopez, was arrested for…

WSF returns to four-boat schedule due to Samish engine failure

The Samish ferry is experiencing a problem with its number two engine.…

  • Aug 7th, 2017

Proposed propane tank prompts protests

The Seaview residential community is rising up to prevent the installation of…

A drop in ferries means a drop in island sales

When the ferries lag, business on the islands does too. “Schedules are…

San Juan County adds immigration initiative to November election

Submitted by San Juan County A San Juan County citizen’s initiative concerning…

  • Jul 31st, 2017

Coffelt sentenced to 33 months incarceration

Sarah Coffelt was sentenced on July 20 to serve 33 months incarceration,…

  • Jul 28th, 2017