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San Juan County’s total COVID cases reach 300

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

  • Sep 24th, 2021

 

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Bogus burgle, condo creeper, window watcher | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 27th, 2021

 

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Lopezians gathered to honor Black lives lost as they respectfully removed memorial signs along the side of Fisherman Bay Road on Sept. 6, 2020.

Lewis found guilty of reckless endangerment and malicious mischief

A Lopez Island man who said he attempted to destroy a Black…

 

COVID-19 booster shots available at no cost for those eligible

Following the Food and Drug Administration’s recent action that authorized a booster…

  • Sep 24th, 2021
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Firewood fracas, financial fraud, empathetic ending| San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 24th, 2021
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Greener grazing, litter load, window watcher | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 23rd, 2021
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Weekly COVID-19 case update from San Juan County

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

  • Sep 17th, 2021
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Cooling options now available for low-income households

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Commerce. This past June, Washington…

  • Sep 19th, 2021
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Home Tour weekend is September 23-26

Submitted by Lopez Center for the Community and the Arts. September marks…

  • Sep 16th, 2021
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Vote counting equipment to be tested

A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot tabulating equipment used in San…

  • Sep 17th, 2021
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New curriculum from NOAA inspires the next generation of marine mammal stewards

Originally published by NOAA West Coast Fisheries. Endangered Southern resident killer whales…

  • Sep 15th, 2021
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Islands’ Oil Spill Association hosts training in October

Submitted by the Islands’ Oil Spill Association. The Islands’ Oil Spill Association…

  • Sep 12th, 2021
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Williams’ new book shares the stories that have transformed the Sound

There are plenty of us who care deeply about the environment. We…

  • Sep 15th, 2021
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Forecasted ferry disruptions begin

A week after rumors of a coordinated ‘sickout’ by Washington State Ferries…

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Recreational fires allowed in San Juan County

Submitted by the San Juan County fire districts. With changing weather conditions,…

  • Sep 11th, 2021
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Twenty-two new COVID cases in San Juan County

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

  • Sep 10th, 2021
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Black-tail deer Hunting season opens at Lopez Hill and Mount Grant Preserves

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank. Make some room in your…

  • Sep 7th, 2021
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‘Solar on farmland’ online course

Submitted by WSU Extension San Juan County. In the face of climate…

  • Sep 5th, 2021
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Saved sailboat, bogus bobcat, dozing driver | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 4th, 2021
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San Juan County COVID cases rise by 16

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

  • Sep 3rd, 2021
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National Historical Park seeks public input on draft Accessibility Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan

Submitted by the National Park Service. San Juan Island National Historical Park…

  • Sep 2nd, 2021
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Cars load aboard the ferry at Anacortes. (Washington State Ferries/contributed photo)

Ferry service disruption expected over holiday weekend

Whispers of ferry service disruptions turned to a roar on Aug. 31,…

Cars load aboard the ferry at Anacortes. (Washington State Ferries/contributed photo)
Contributed photo/The Orcas Island Jazz Festival returns with online and in-person viewing options this Labor Day weekend. Tickets are available at www.OrcasCenter.org.

Jazz Festival opens this week at Orcas Center; also streaming online

The Orcas Island Jazz Festival lights up Orcas Center every Labor Day…

  • Aug 31st, 2021
Contributed photo/The Orcas Island Jazz Festival returns with online and in-person viewing options this Labor Day weekend. Tickets are available at www.OrcasCenter.org.
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Boaters are critical to protection of endangered whales

Submitted by San Juan County Department of Environmental Stewardship. Labor Day weekend…

  • Aug 30th, 2021
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Ferry faux pas, complaint confusion, smelly septic | San Juan County Sheriffs Log

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

  • Aug 29th, 2021
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Washington State Ferries’ staffing shortage faces a new foe — vaccine mandates

Washington State Ferries is feeling the pressure this year as COVID spreads…

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Orcas Island School District teacher Catherine Laflin, Orcas Island Elementary School and Montessori Public Principal Lorena Stankevich and OISD teachers Alexa Nigretto and Anne Ford Mcgrath with some of the materials used in GLAD strategies for the classroom.

English language students inspire new learning strategies for the classroom

English language learners are a growing and vital component of the American…

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Orcas Island School District teacher Catherine Laflin, Orcas Island Elementary School and Montessori Public Principal Lorena Stankevich and OISD teachers Alexa Nigretto and Anne Ford Mcgrath with some of the materials used in GLAD strategies for the classroom.
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San Juan County COVID count increases by 6 and decreases by 17

Submitted by San Juan County. IMPORTANT NOTE: A total of 17 previous…

  • Aug 27th, 2021
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Seattle circus company returns to Lopez August 29

Submitted by Lopez Community Center. After an eighteen-month hiatus from live, in-person…

  • Aug 26th, 2021
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Growing community in Fertile Ground

Submitted by Migael Scherer. Once hidden behind thick brambles and a fortress-like…

  • Aug 24th, 2021
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Navy concludes fourth round of Growler noise monitoring

Submitted by NAS Whidbey Island. The Navy completed its fourth week of…

  • Aug 25th, 2021
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Childhood immunization data concern public health officials

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health. The Washington State Department…

  • Aug 23rd, 2021
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Moped mishap, bawdy boater, pot-pulling paddler| San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Aug. 11…

  • Aug 23rd, 2021
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San Juan County COVID case update

Note: Current positive case numbers are available online at the County Case…

  • Aug 22nd, 2021
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Salmon spawning Tye River, Washington. (NOAA Fisheries West Coast photo)

Cantwell outlines big wins for Washington state’s infrastructure, salmon, economy

Submitted by Sen. Maria Cantwell’s office. On Aug. 10, U.S. Senator Maria…

  • Aug 21st, 2021
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Should the passenger-only ferry from Friday Harbor to Bellingham be adopted, it would join the ranks of other passenger-only ferry systems in the region such as Kitsap Transit servicing south Puget Sound. (Kitsap Transit photo.)

Regional transportation authority weighs passenger-only ferry options

A passenger-only ferry service from Bellingham to Friday Harbor may soon be…

Should the passenger-only ferry from Friday Harbor to Bellingham be adopted, it would join the ranks of other passenger-only ferry systems in the region such as Kitsap Transit servicing south Puget Sound. (Kitsap Transit photo.)
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Lopez Island Clinic to start offering COVID vaccine

Submitted by UW Medicine. UW Medicine’s Lopez Island Neighborhood Clinic will be…

  • Aug 20th, 2021
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Dr. Wilson to leave UW Medicine’s Lopez Island Clinic

Submitted by Barbara Clements, UW Medicine. It is with mixed emotions that…

  • Aug 20th, 2021
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Statewide updated mask order goes into effect Monday, Aug. 23

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health. On Aug. 18, Washington State…

  • Aug 20th, 2021
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John Evans, former county council member, died on Aug. 2.

Politics and plants | John Evans leaves behind a legacy

A passion for property rights led John Evans to serve three terms…

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John Evans, former county council member, died on Aug. 2.