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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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alcoholism

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
alcoholism
Leg amputation has not held Jacob Hansen back

Leg amputation has not held Jacob Hansen back

Hansen has lived 14 months with a lower limb prosthetic

  • Aug 31st, 2020
Leg amputation has not held Jacob Hansen back
Contributed photo                                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
Contributed photo                                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

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

  • Aug 29th, 2020
4-H’ers live up to “Learn by Doing” slogan at first ever virtual Fair
Lopez Island Grange recommended for state preservation grant, ranks highly

Lopez Island Grange recommended for state preservation grant, ranks highly

Lopez Island Grange recommended for state preservation grant, ranks highly

  • Aug 28th, 2020
Lopez Island Grange recommended for state preservation grant, ranks highly
Boating Program reminds public to be safe on the water

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
Boating Program reminds public to be safe on the water
Guidelines for parents considering home-based group learning

Guidelines for parents considering home-based group learning

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

  • Aug 22nd, 2020
Guidelines for parents considering home-based group learning
Virtual cinema presents “Public Trust”

Virtual cinema presents “Public Trust”

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

  • Aug 19th, 2020
Virtual cinema presents “Public Trust”
Naturalist, poet and Orcas alum Quinn Bailey releases his first book

Naturalist, poet and Orcas alum Quinn Bailey releases his first book

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

Naturalist, poet and Orcas alum Quinn Bailey releases his first book
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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
guest column teaser for iwk/jsj/isj
Un-Shaw Island Sailboat Race

Un-Shaw Island Sailboat Race

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

  • Aug 19th, 2020
Un-Shaw Island Sailboat Race
Jury trials to resume this fall

Jury trials to resume this fall

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

  • Aug 16th, 2020
Jury trials to resume this fall
New rental housing for Lopez

New rental housing for Lopez

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

  • Aug 13th, 2020
New rental housing for Lopez
Get ready for that summer road trip: Make sure your ride doesn’t spark wildfires

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
Get ready for that summer road trip: Make sure your ride doesn’t spark wildfires
Hot topic 27- Fact check on Face shields

Hot topic 27- Fact check on Face shields

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

  • Aug 12th, 2020
Hot topic 27- Fact check on Face shields

Lopez resident named outstanding graduate at WWU

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

  • Aug 12th, 2020
Salish Way III construction begins

Salish Way III construction begins

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

  • Aug 11th, 2020
Salish Way III construction begins
Friends of Lopez Island Pool appoints first Executive Director

Friends of Lopez Island Pool appoints first Executive Director

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

  • Aug 10th, 2020
Friends of Lopez Island Pool appoints first Executive Director
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture/contributed photo                                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
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture/contributed photo                                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”

Orca Network launches “Share the Water”

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

  • Aug 2nd, 2020
Orca Network launches “Share the Water”

Virtual Fair coming soon

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

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
Party like it’s 2020

Party like it’s 2020

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

  • Jul 17th, 2020
Party like it’s 2020
San Juan County youth face-covering contest

San Juan County youth face-covering contest

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

  • Jul 14th, 2020
San Juan County youth face-covering contest
Being a nation of laws requires due process | Letter

Being a nation of laws requires due process | Letter

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

  • Jul 14th, 2020
Being a nation of laws requires due process | Letter

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

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
How to have a summer of fun amid a pandemic
Just because you can doesn’t mean you need to

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
Just because you can doesn’t mean you need to
Going back to work amid COVID-19

Going back to work amid COVID-19

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health As we reopen more businesses…

  • Jul 7th, 2020
Going back to work amid COVID-19
Berdelle Christiansen in 2020, age 106. (Photo courtesy of Sandra Brentlinger and family)

One woman’s pandemic perspective

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 is not Berdelle Christiansen’s…

  • Jul 6th, 2020
Berdelle Christiansen in 2020, age 106. (Photo courtesy of Sandra Brentlinger and family)
COVID-19 in long-term care facilities

COVID-19 in long-term care facilities

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health People who live in…

  • Jul 5th, 2020
COVID-19 in long-term care facilities
Island elders survive COVID with the help of their communities

Island elders survive COVID with the help of their communities

Much like the community they live in, the elders of the San…

  • Jul 4th, 2020
Island elders survive COVID with the help of their communities
Stop the spread by staying local

Stop the spread by staying local

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health As counties are reopening…

  • Jul 4th, 2020
Stop the spread by staying local
Checking in on our habits

Checking in on our habits

Those new habits can be positive

  • Jul 3rd, 2020
Checking in on our habits
PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center thanks community for overwhelming support

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center thanks community for overwhelming support

Submitted by PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020
PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center thanks community for overwhelming support
Smoke Filled Forecast for Wildfire Risk

Smoke Filled Forecast for Wildfire Risk

Submitted by Kai Hoffman-Krull San Juan Islands Conservation District During a pandemic,…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020
Smoke Filled Forecast for Wildfire Risk

State Parks adds free days for later this year to replace April days lost to COVID-19 closures

Submitted by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission The Washington State…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020