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Photo by Krista Davis/Flooding at Odlin Park, Lopez Island

Prepare your property for the next big rain event

Submitted by San Juan County Department of Environmental Stewardship. The massive rain…

  • Nov 30th, 2021

 

Affordable Housing in a Crisis on Lopez Island

Over the next several weeks, six local households will be moving into…

  • Nov 29th, 2021

 

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Pestering post, ‘net nastiness, tipped trailer | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Nov. 10…

  • Nov 28th, 2021

 

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PeaceHealth announces additions to Rehab Therapy team

Submitted by PeaceHealth in Friday Harbor. We are pleased to announce that…

  • Nov 27th, 2021
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‘Double Your Donation’ match for Lopez Swim Center

Submitted by Claire Anderson, Flip Friends of Lopez Island Pool (FLIP) is…

  • Nov 26th, 2021
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Volleyball seniors Sophie Allen (left), Camille Steckler (center) and Sara Greacen (right) celebrate at season’s end.

Season wrap up, Lobos Volleyball

It’s been a privilege to coach the Lady Lobos varsity volleyball team…

  • Nov 25th, 2021
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Volleyball seniors Sophie Allen (left), Camille Steckler (center) and Sara Greacen (right) celebrate at season’s end.
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Compass Health expands team and service capacity in San Juan County to meet local behavioral health needs

Submitted by Compass Health. With a team of mental health and substance…

  • Nov 24th, 2021
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COVID-19 weekly case update

Submitted by San Juan County. Since the last update on Friday, Nov.…

  • Nov 22nd, 2021
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Found fob, contentious caller, forklift faux pas | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Nov.…

  • Nov 18th, 2021
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Proposal to rename Harney Channel passes major milestone

Submitted by Ken Carrasco. The Washington State Board of Geographic Names voted…

  • Nov 17th, 2021
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Weekly case update – County COVID stats

Submitted by San Juan County. Since the last update on Friday, Nov.…

  • Nov 16th, 2021
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Rainbowed robber, morning menace, custody confusion | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 13th, 2021
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New FAQ on Moderna and JJ boosters, pediatric doses

Submitted by San Juan County. There are lots of developments around both…

  • Nov 12th, 2021
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USDA grant project to encourage new farmers

Submitted by WSU Extension — San Juan County. Here in the San…

  • Nov 12th, 2021
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Pediatric vaccination appointments now available

Submitted by San Juan County. With FDA and CDC approval of the…

  • Nov 11th, 2021
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Three-boat schedule remains; no reservations

Washington State Ferries will temporarily operate reduced sailing schedules on most routes…

  • Nov 10th, 2021
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Weekly COVID case update

Submitted by San Juan County. Since the last update on Friday, Oct.…

  • Nov 9th, 2021
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Crime coverage in San Juan County.

Kevin Taylor found not guilty for murder of his wife after retrial

WARNING: The following story contains graphic details about domestic violence. A Friday…

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Course on adding value to food development

Submitted by Kate Mikulak, Agriculture Program Coordinator WSU Extension is presenting “Introduction…

  • Nov 8th, 2021
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An update on the deer virus

By Patricia Guthrie Contributor The virus that sickened and killed hundreds of…

  • Nov 6th, 2021
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Torn tent, kidnapped canine, taken tips | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 2nd, 2021
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Housing study requests proposals

Submitted by the San Juan Makers Guild. San Juan County has a…

  • Nov 1st, 2021
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San Juan County prioritizes Stewardship of the Islands with new department

Submitted by San Juan County. The San Juan County Council voted unanimously…

  • Oct 31st, 2021
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Seasonal changes bring extra challenges to resident killer whales

Submitted by the Department of Environmental Stewardship. As summer Chinook salmon runs…

  • Oct 30th, 2021
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EDC’s Ferry Service Disruptions Impacts Survey

Submitted by the Economic Development Council. The EDC recently launched a survey…

  • Oct 29th, 2021
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Numerous ferries test for high levels of legionella in the water

After rounds of testing, numerous ferries have come back positive for high…

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Paddleboard peril, snatched signs, AWOL auto| San Juan County Sheriff’s log

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

  • Oct 28th, 2021
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Unvaccinated WSF Employees Fired, Staff Shortage Causing Ferry Delays

More than 100 ferry workers have been let go after failing to…

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County updates COVID numbers

Submitted by San Juan County. Since the last update on Friday, Oct.…

  • Oct 22nd, 2021
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County hosts COVID vaccine clinic

Submitted by San Juan County. Islanders who are eligible for COVID vaccine…

  • Oct 17th, 2021
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Cluttering cars; stranger screams; barking bowser | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 16th, 2021
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Twenty new COVID cases this week

Since the last update on Friday, Oct. 8, there have been 20…

  • Oct 15th, 2021
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State ferry temporary schedule changes starting Saturday, Oct. 16

Service on most routes to be reduced due to severe staff shortages

  • Oct 14th, 2021
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Influenza vaccine clinics

Submitted by San Juan County. Between Oct. 20 and Nov. 12, the…

  • Oct 13th, 2021
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County hosts COVID vaccine clinic

Submitted by San Juan County. Islanders who are eligible for COVID vaccine…

  • Oct 13th, 2021
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State Board Awards $300,000 Grant for Salmon Recovery Project on Lopez

On Sept. 24, the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board announced the…

  • Oct 10th, 2021
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IRS: Drought-stricken farmers, ranchers have more time to replace livestock

Submitted by the Internal Revenue Service. Farmers and ranchers who were forced…

  • Oct 8th, 2021
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San Juan County’s COVID case count weekly update

Submitted by San Juan County. Since the last update on Friday, Oct.…

  • Oct 8th, 2021
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Forgotten firearm, busted burglar, mask malcontents | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Department responded to the following calls. Sept.…

  • Oct 7th, 2021
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Islands glow purple for domestic violence awareness again

For the month of October, SAFE San Juans will once again make…

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