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Snug suspicion, banished bats; tagged tow-aways | The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls.

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

  • Sep 22nd, 2020

 

Special deliveries: San Juan Island Fire & Rescue joins partner agencies with two baby deliveries

This time, it wasn’t the stork who made the middle of the night call to assist two pregnant mothers.

  • Sep 21st, 2020

 

OPALCO is prepared for wildfire prevention – Are you?

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative Safety is the primary objective…

  • Sep 20th, 2020

 

Opportunity to help protect and restore eelgrass, herring and salmon in the San Juans

Pacific herring – also known as forage fish – play a key role in marine food webs as food for out-migrating juvenile salmon, seabirds, and even marine mammals.

  • Sep 19th, 2020
QFC pharmacist Becky Buerhaus administers a flu shot on Wednesday in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Yes, you could get the flu and COVID-19, so get a flu shot

Flu season officially starts Oct. 1, but shots are available now. Experts recommend not waiting.

  • Sep 18th, 2020
QFC pharmacist Becky Buerhaus administers a flu shot on Wednesday in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Registered voters do not need to request a mail-in ballot

San Juan County voters have been receiving postcards from the U.S. Postal Service encouraging voters to “plan ahead” for the November 3 General Election. Unfortunately, two of the recommendations included in the postcards are not relevant to Washington voters.

  • Sep 17th, 2020
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Ecology is accepting comments on draft permits for Cooke Aquaculture

Revisions proposed for Puget Sound net pens

  • Sep 16th, 2020
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A very COVID Great Islands Clean Up

This year, the COVID pandemic shifted the Spring GICU to a do-it-yourself month-long effort.

  • Sep 15th, 2020

Procrastinated parcel pilfering, ticketed tailgater, Moran marauding motorcycles | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 14th, 2020

Register to vote at Lopez Village Market on Sept. 22

For the third year in a row, Huddle Lopez Island is sponsoring a voter registration drive.

  • Sep 12th, 2020

Order lifts limits on lodging, camping and playgrounds

Operating at 100 percent capacity is allowed immediately.

  • Sep 10th, 2020

Lopez respectfully removes Black lives memorial

After two months and withstanding three vandalizations, the signs memorializing Black lives lost on Lopez are gone. In a ceremony of respect, community members gathered to remove the painted signs along the side of Fisherman Bay Road on Sept. 6.

Round Towner now IslandRides

The response to the survey from San Juan Islands Shuttle Service is clear.

  • Sep 14th, 2020

San Juan County adopts changes to marijuana ordinance

The moratorium on marijuana production and processing will lift after being in place for a year and a half.

Washington ranked No. 1 state to work

Oxfam America study ranks Washington best state

  • Sep 11th, 2020
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Skagit/Islands Head Start, San Juan Island Community Foundation, and Skagit Valley College Foundation partner to expand Head Start access in Friday Harbor

Skagit/Islands Head Start, San Juan Island Community Foundation and Skagit Valley College Foundation are proud to announce that more Friday Harbor children and their families will have access to early learning education, resources and support this fall, thanks to their partnership that will bring a larger Head Start modular building to its new location at Friday Harbor Elementary.

  • Sep 11th, 2020
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Western Washington affected by wildfire smoke

Due to easterly winds, smoke from fires in Eastern Washington is settling over Puget Sound.

  • Sep 9th, 2020

LSWDD’s Recycle Dogs win Recycler of the Year Award

Dogs love the Dump, aka Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District.

  • Sep 10th, 2020

Orcas, Lopez and San Juan Fire team up with DNR for wildfire

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Orcas Island Fire and Rescue…

  • Sep 8th, 2020

San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 8th, 2020

Washington’s child care crisis

Eighty-six percent of San Juan County’s demand for child care is met…

Temporary fire ban in San Juan County

The San Juan County issued a temporary, short-term fire ban for all activities Sept. 7-9.

  • Sep 12th, 2020

Upcoming free days at Washington State Parks

Submitted by Washington State Parks The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission…

  • Sep 6th, 2020

Inslee announces additional federal funding to be distributed to local governments

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office On Aug. 31, Gov. Jay Inslee…

  • Sep 5th, 2020

San Juan County announces CARES small business relief grant

Two new grants aim to help small businesses in the San Juan…

  • Sep 5th, 2020

COVID-19 testing still advised for people with symptoms and close contacts of confirmed cases

The Washington State Department of Health’s guidance around testing has not changed: if you have symptoms, you need to get tested.

  • Sep 5th, 2020
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Yakima federal judge grants AG Ferguson’s motion to expedite discovery in USPS lawsuit

Submitted by the Washington State Office of Attorney General A federal judge…

  • Sep 4th, 2020
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Blacktail deer hunting season opens | San Juan County Land Bank

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

  • Sep 3rd, 2020

Larsen announces 2020 Congressional App Challenge

Challenge open to all middle and high school students who live or attend school in second district

  • Sep 3rd, 2020

2020 noxious weed disposal fund ends early

Submitted by San Juan County Noxious Weed Program San Juan County has…

  • Sep 3rd, 2020

Check schedules and expect waits for state ferries over Labor Day weekend

Modified service on multiple routes due to COVID-19

  • Sep 2nd, 2020
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Reservation release postponed two weeks

Submitted by the Washington State Ferry Service Because of an unplanned technical…

  • Sep 1st, 2020
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Ewes askew; scam success; creamy conundrum | Sheriff’s Log

San Juan County Sheriff’s office recent calls

  • Sep 1st, 2020

OPALCO extends COVID-19 bill pay assistance

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative Members who are struggling to…

  • Sep 1st, 2020

San Juan County organization receives $750,000 grant for long-term care

San Juan County organization receives $750,000 grant for long-term care

  • Aug 30th, 2020

New statewide testing metric and methodology updates announced

New statewide testing metric and methodology updates announced

  • Aug 29th, 2020

Ferry delays likely to remain for now

The ferries occasionally running behind in the summer is something islanders are accustomed to.

Vandalized views, bee bumble, unattended auto | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 28th, 2020

State receives more than $11 million in federal grants to benefit Southern resident orca and Chinook recovery

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office announced the award.

  • Aug 27th, 2020

It’s time for the talk: How to get together safely

It’s time for the talk: How to get together safely

  • Aug 26th, 2020