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The Salish Seeds Project Fall Native Wildflower Sale

A once-a-year opportunity to purchase locally grown wildflowers native to San Juan County.

  • Sep 21st, 2020

 

Lopez Center’s annual Home Tour goes virtual

The 2020 Home Tour will feature videos of six Lopez homes, the Lopez Center and Fertile Ground Garden.

  • Sep 15th, 2020

 

J35 and J57 (Katie Jones/ Contributed photo, Center for Whale Research. Permit #21238)

New Jpod calf

On Saturday, Sept. 5, J pod was reported near the ODAS buoy off Dungeness Spit in the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca in US waters.

  • Sep 13th, 2020

 

Mussels are farmed on ropes suspended in the water. Mussels anchor themselves to the rope and other substrates by producing a network of fibers known as byssal threads. Photo taken at Penn Cove Shellfish LLC in Coupeville, Washington. (M. Stone, UW Media/contributed photo)

The energetic cost of mussel byssal thread attachment

Originally published by Friday Harbor Labs Tide Bite.

  • Sep 12th, 2020
Mussels are farmed on ropes suspended in the water. Mussels anchor themselves to the rope and other substrates by producing a network of fibers known as byssal threads. Photo taken at Penn Cove Shellfish LLC in Coupeville, Washington. (M. Stone, UW Media/contributed photo)
J56 and J3 (Researcher Mark Sears permit #21348/contributed photo)

Commercial and recreational boaters asked to“Take The Pledge” to protect pregnant orcas

Whale-watch companies asked to stop disturbing critically endangered orcas

  • Sep 9th, 2020
J56 and J3 (Researcher Mark Sears permit #21348/contributed photo)

Winners of Rock Solid’s mask competition announced

Submitted by Rock Solid Rock Solid and the San Juan Island Prevention…

  • Sep 8th, 2020

WSU Extension offers Whole Farm planning course this fall

The course starts Sept. 22.

  • Sep 8th, 2020
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The economics of a pandemic | Guest Column

How are we doing: The economics of a pandemic

  • Sep 3rd, 2020
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Working Washington small business emergency grant program – Round 2

Submitted by the San Juan Island Economic Development Council The Washington State…

  • Sep 2nd, 2020
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Friends of the San Juans welcomes new executive director

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Friends of the San Juans…

  • Sep 2nd, 2020
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Addressing alcohol addiction amid a global pandemic

While many are coping with the stress of a pandemic and quarantines, others are also struggling to maintain sobriety.

  • Sep 1st, 2020
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Leg amputation has not held Jacob Hansen back

Hansen has lived 14 months with a lower limb prosthetic

  • Aug 31st, 2020
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                                Above: Attacca Quartet.

Archipelago Collective returns to the islands — virtually

Archipelago Collective is thrilled to bring you a weekend of exciting concerts

  • Aug 31st, 2020
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                                Above: Attacca Quartet.

4-H’ers live up to “Learn by Doing” slogan at first ever virtual Fair

4-H’ers live up to “Learn by Doing” slogan at first ever virtual Fair

  • Aug 29th, 2020

Lopez Island Grange recommended for state preservation grant, ranks highly

Lopez Island Grange recommended for state preservation grant, ranks highly

  • Aug 28th, 2020

Boating Program reminds public to be safe on the water

Submitted by the Washington State Parks Recent drownings across the state underscore…

  • Aug 24th, 2020

Guidelines for parents considering home-based group learning

Submitted by San Juan County As we head into the second half…

  • Aug 22nd, 2020

Un-Shaw Island Sailboat Race

Submitted by the San Juan Island Yacht Club Race Committee It turns…

  • Aug 19th, 2020

Virtual cinema presents “Public Trust”

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Summer…

  • Aug 19th, 2020
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Riding out the COVID-19 storm together | Guest column

Submitted by Erin Bernardi As San Juan County winds down our summer…

  • Aug 19th, 2020
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Naturalist, poet and Orcas alum Quinn Bailey releases his first book

Once Quinn Bailey realized how deeply nature moved him, the course of…

Jury trials to resume this fall

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Superior Court and…

  • Aug 16th, 2020

New rental housing for Lopez

Submitted by Housing Lopez Housing Lopez, a nonprofit dedicated to building affordable…

  • Aug 13th, 2020

Salish Way III construction begins

Submitted by Rhea Miller Lopez Community Land Trust has begun construction on…

  • Aug 11th, 2020

Lopez resident named outstanding graduate at WWU

Submitted by Western Washington University Western Washington University alumnus Cosmos Cordova was…

  • Aug 12th, 2020

Hot topic 27- Fact check on Face shields

Submitted by San Juan County To be clear: Face shields have absolutely…

  • Aug 12th, 2020

Get ready for that summer road trip: Make sure your ride doesn’t spark wildfires

Submitted by Pacific Wild Fires Coordinating Group As many people in the…

  • Aug 12th, 2020

Friends of Lopez Island Pool appoints first Executive Director

Submitted by Friends of Lopez Island Pool Friends of Lopez Island Pool…

  • Aug 10th, 2020
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                                Spotted lanternfly.

Public asked to check trees for invasive species in August

Submitted by the Washington Department of Natural Resources Throughout August, the Washington…

  • Aug 8th, 2020
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                                Spotted lanternfly.
Turtleback. (Contributed photo)

Record $5.2 Million Gift Expands Turtleback Preserve and precedent-setting donation also returns land to the Lummi Nation

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank The San Juan County…

  • Aug 5th, 2020
Turtleback. (Contributed photo)

San Juan County 4-H invites you to celebrate local youth with this year’s Virtual Showcase Fair!

Submitted by WSU San Juan County Extension Fair week is swiftly approaching,…

  • Aug 4th, 2020

Orca Network launches “Share the Water”

Submitted by Orca Network Orca Network, a Whidbey Island based nonprofit organization…

  • Aug 2nd, 2020

Virtual Fair coming soon

Submitted by the San Juan County Fair San Juan County Fair staff…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020

Party like it’s 2020

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health If your county is in…

  • Jul 17th, 2020

Donate your homegrown fruits and veggies this year as part of your online fair entry!

Love to garden? Want to enter in the Fair this year? The…

  • Jul 14th, 2020

How to have a summer of fun amid a pandemic

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health It’s summer and it’s time…

  • Jul 9th, 2020

Just because you can doesn’t mean you need to

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health The spread of COVID-19 is…

  • Jul 8th, 2020

Being a nation of laws requires due process | Letter

A recent letter to the Journal from Mr. Clifford Jordan ends: “We…

  • Jul 14th, 2020

San Juan County youth face-covering contest

Submitted by San Juan Island Prevention Coalition Washington state requires face mask…

  • Jul 14th, 2020