Life

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

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

  • Jul 5th, 2020

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

Stop the spread by staying local

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

  • Jul 4th, 2020

Checking in on our habits

Those new habits can be positive

  • Jul 3rd, 2020

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

Smoke Filled Forecast for Wildfire Risk

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

  • Jul 2nd, 2020

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

SJC Democrats Resolution on Police Reform

By David Turnoy We in the San Juan County Democrats are as…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020

League of Women Voters holds virtual primary election forums for San Juan County Council

Submitted League of Women Voters of the San Juans The League of…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020

Be a Virtual Vendor at the San Juan County Fair

Submitted by the San Juan County Fair A call to action for…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020

Giving and receiving support

Whether you need help or want to help

  • Jul 2nd, 2020

‘Do I need to…?’

Frequently asked questions on cloth face coverings

  • Jul 1st, 2020

Communicating with our faces covered

Hearing new ways in a new world

  • Jun 30th, 2020

SMP update joint public hearing July 28

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council and Washington…

  • Jun 29th, 2020

I-1776: Stop Discrimination

Submitted by the San Juan County Democrats Please read this note. It…

  • Jun 27th, 2020

Work from a Washington State Park

Submitted by Washington State Parks This year has changed our lives in…

  • Jun 26th, 2020

Take a break

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health This is a long road.…

  • Jun 26th, 2020

Loads of virtual events at Lopez Island Library

Compiled with information from Lopez Island Library COVID hasn’t stopped the Lopez…

  • Jun 26th, 2020

Washington State Ferries hosting virtual community meeting June 30

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Transportation Washington State Ferries is…

  • Jun 26th, 2020

Lessons from the 1918 Flu Pandemic

The other Great War

  • Jun 26th, 2020

Free pile tour of Lopez

Submitted by Nikyta Palmisani The Take It or Leave It has been…

  • Jun 20th, 2020
Robert S. Harrison/Contributed photo

It takes an island

Submitted by Stephanie Cariker Something happens when you teach children to grow…

  • Jun 18th, 2020
Robert S. Harrison/Contributed photo

Discover San Juan Islands 2020

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank Your Conservation Land Bank…

  • Jun 17th, 2020

The Governor’s “Safe Start” Plan and What it Means for San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County On May 29 Governor Inslee released further…

  • Jun 16th, 2020

State Parks partners with outdoor gear rental company

Submitted by Washington State Parks Washington State Parks announces a new partnership…

  • Jun 16th, 2020

Ferry reservations restart

Submitted by the Washington State Ferries Vehicle reservations for travel on the…

  • Jun 16th, 2020

IOSA is hiring an Executive Director

Submitted by Islands Oil Spill Association Applications are being accepted for the…

  • Jun 16th, 2020

Island papers offer grants to local businesses

Sound Publishing is launching a new program to help local companies spread…

  • Jun 10th, 2020

How are we doing? A year like no other.

Submitted by F. Milene Henley, San Juan County Auditor This year began…

  • Jun 10th, 2020
Keel-billed Toucans by Peter Cavanagh

A Photographic Journey: Iconic Birds of the World with Peter Cavanagh

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Are you experiencing travel withdrawal…

  • Jun 9th, 2020
Keel-billed Toucans by Peter Cavanagh
(NOAA/contributed photo)

Prevent marine debris this summer

Submitted by Sea Grant Washington With summer here it is more important…

  • Jun 8th, 2020
(NOAA/contributed photo)

Leadership San Juan Islands celebrates 16th graduating class

Submitted by Leadership San Juan Islands Leadership San Juan Islands is proud…

  • Jun 3rd, 2020

Residential and commercial burning closed

Submitted by San Juan County All permits issued for burning commercial or…

  • Jun 3rd, 2020

How to reduce your waste impact during COVID-19 times

Submitted by San Juan County Marine Resources Committee In 2018 members of…

  • May 30th, 2020
Boating green in the Salish Sea. (Mark Gardner/Contributed photo)

Green boating in the San Juan Islands

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans The 2020 boating season is…

  • May 27th, 2020
Boating green in the Salish Sea. (Mark Gardner/Contributed photo)

American Red Cross local update

Submitted by the American Red Cross, San Juan County We have all…

  • May 26th, 2020

Commerce, EDC announce local recipients of the “Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant”

The Washington State Department of Commerce and the Governor’s office, in partnership…

  • May 26th, 2020

New video from visitors bureau: ‘The San Juan Islands Miss You’

Submitted by San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau As our weather warms and…

  • May 25th, 2020

San Juan County Health Officer extends ban on transient lodging

Submitted by San Juan County On May 22nd, San Juan County Health…

  • May 25th, 2020