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Deadly rabbit disease confirmed in the San Juans

The bunnies of the San Juan Islands are in danger. A case…

 

Anonymous ammo, speeding spikes, blotto boaters | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 20th, 2019

 

EA-18G Growler Air to Air, VAQ-138 from NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. 8/22/2012

AG Ferguson sues Navy over impact of expanded Growler jet operations

Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit on July 9 against the…

  • Jul 19th, 2019

 

State Attorney General is suing Navy over Growler expansion at NAS Whidbey

The state’s top lawyer is suing the Navy over the noise and…

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

State invests in Puget Sound salmon habitat

More than $45 million in grants were awarded to communities throughout Puget…

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Banned burn, dead deer, stop sign sliders | Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following. June 26…

  • Jul 13th, 2019

Elwha cleared of bomb threat | Suspicious note prompted investigation

A note stuck to the mirror in the women’s restroom on the…

  • Jul 11th, 2019

The great Orcas emu rescue

Tish Knapp awoke on Thursday, June 27, to find her two 1-year-old…

State ferry Hyak has sailed into retirement

After nearly 52 years in the Washington State Ferries’ fleet, the Hyak…

  • Jul 8th, 2019

Chainsaw complaint; Mysterious male motorist; Cast-off carpet | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 6th, 2019

Elwha cleared of bomb threat | Suspicious note prompted investigation

On July 1, at 1:32 p.m. the San Juan County Sheriff’s office…

  • Jul 1st, 2019

Trampled transformer, dog diplomacy and a violated vehicle | Sheriff Log

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

  • Jun 29th, 2019

Washington State Ferries explains spring sailing delays

For residents of the San Juan Islands, the state-run ferry system is…

Task force teams up with Canada for orca solutions

The United States and Canada are working together to save the endangered…

Vehicle violators, explosive examiners, seat belt scofflaws | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 22nd, 2019
Fish and Wildlife/contributed photo
                                A bear that visited several islands was captured and returned to the wilderness.

Island-hopping bear is caught and returned to wild

“The nicest bear” is back in the wilderness after a fruitless search…

Fish and Wildlife/contributed photo
                                A bear that visited several islands was captured and returned to the wilderness.
Contributed photo/OPALCO
                                OPALCO general manager Foster Hildreth and board president Vince Dauciunas meet with Gov. Inslee.

Gov. Inslee meets with OPALCO to talk broadband, clean energy and electric ferries

Submitted by OPALCO On Tuesday, May 28, leadership from Orcas Power and…

  • Jun 18th, 2019
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                                OPALCO general manager Foster Hildreth and board president Vince Dauciunas meet with Gov. Inslee.

Cruising cows, meandering mopeds and vanishing vehicles | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 15th, 2019

Kaiser calls it quits in San Juan County

Questions began to fly as San Juan County residents were informed by…

Vote counting equipment testing in June

Submitted by San Juan County A logic and accuracy test of ballot…

  • Jun 18th, 2019
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                                Ductless heat pump unit in a living room.

OPALCO awarded $5.8 million to fund energy efficiency projects

Submitted by OPALCO Orcas Power & Light Cooperative is now offering on-bill…

  • Jun 11th, 2019
Contributed photo/OPALCO
                                Ductless heat pump unit in a living room.

Fish and Wildlife Commission lists pinto abalone as endangered

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is working with federal and…

  • Jun 13th, 2019

Participate in the first step of the land capacity analysis

Submitted by San Juan County A draft web map for gross developable…

  • Jun 13th, 2019
Molly Neely-Walker/contributed photo

Tourism to San Juan Island NHP creates $19.3 million dollars Economic Benefits

Submitted by San Juan Island National Historical Park A new National Park…

  • Jun 10th, 2019
Molly Neely-Walker/contributed photo

Several speeders, disappeared dogs and business burglaries | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 8th, 2019

How Are We Doing? – A Storm is Coming – MaybeA quarterly review of County Finances

Submitted by County Auditor F. Milene Henley As a child, I loved…

  • Jun 7th, 2019

Suicide rates spike in the spring

Submitted by the Community Health Plan of Washington Spring is in the…

  • Jun 7th, 2019

Campaign launched for San Juan County Orca Protection Initiative

Submitted by Sorrel North Lopez Island orca advocacy group, Southern Resident Protection,…

  • Jun 2nd, 2019

Visible vandalism; seat belt citations; malicious mischief | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following. May 15…

  • Jun 1st, 2019
Whale warning flag (San Juan County Marine Resource Committee/contributed photo)

Whale watchers oppose distance initiative

Four regional whale watching companies are suing an orca conservationist group and…

Whale warning flag (San Juan County Marine Resource Committee/contributed photo)
Friday Harbor Marina at sunset (Tate Thomson/staff photo)

Why Washington is the best state in America | US News and World Report

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Washington is the best state in…

  • May 29th, 2019
Friday Harbor Marina at sunset (Tate Thomson/staff photo)

New measles cases in Washington State

Submitted by San Juan County Washington state is experiencing a second measles…

  • May 28th, 2019

Dangerous dog, mangled mailboxes, power partners | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 25th, 2019

Canvassing Board Meeting

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Canvassing Board will…

  • May 21st, 2019

Possible Lyme disease case in San Juan County

With summer fast approaching, islanders and tourists will venture out into the…

Bunk bail beg, missing minor and people problems | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 18th, 2019

New K-9 capability in San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff’s Office San Juan County Sheriff Ron…

  • May 17th, 2019

Sen. Liz Lovelett visits the San Juans

Sen. Liz Lovelett visited San Juan and Orcas islands for the first…

Sea stars in remission

Slow and steady wins the race — especially in sea star restoration.…

Offensive overnight; absconded automobile; cell citation | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 11th, 2019