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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

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

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
League of Women Voters holds virtual primary election forums for San Juan County Council
Be a Virtual Vendor at the San Juan County Fair

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
Be a Virtual Vendor at the San Juan County Fair
Giving and receiving support

Giving and receiving support

Whether you need help or want to help

  • Jul 2nd, 2020
Giving and receiving support
‘Do I need to…?’

‘Do I need to…?’

Frequently asked questions on cloth face coverings

  • Jul 1st, 2020
‘Do I need to…?’
Communicating with our faces covered

Communicating with our faces covered

Hearing new ways in a new world

  • Jun 30th, 2020
Communicating with our faces covered
SMP update joint public hearing July 28

SMP update joint public hearing July 28

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

  • Jun 29th, 2020
SMP update joint public hearing July 28

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

Work from a Washington State Park

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

  • Jun 26th, 2020
Work from a Washington State Park
Take a break

Take a break

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

  • Jun 26th, 2020
Take a break

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

Washington State Ferries hosting virtual community meeting June 30

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

  • Jun 26th, 2020
Washington State Ferries hosting virtual community meeting June 30
Lessons from the 1918 Flu Pandemic

Lessons from the 1918 Flu Pandemic

The other Great War

  • Jun 26th, 2020
Lessons from the 1918 Flu Pandemic
Free pile tour of Lopez

Free pile tour of Lopez

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

  • Jun 20th, 2020
Free pile tour of Lopez
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

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

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)