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First COVID-19 related death in San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County. A San Juan County resident has recently…

  • Jan 19th, 2022

 

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Increase in breakthrough cases related to current COVID-19 surge

The Washington State Department of Health is seeing an increase in the…

  • Jan 18th, 2022

 

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Last year’s ferry ridership nears 75% of pre-pandemic levels

Submitted by Washington State Ferries. Annual ridership aboard Washington State Ferries rebounded…

  • Jan 18th, 2022

 

WSF says staff shortages due to COVID could last for ‘months’

San Juan Islands’ ferry riders turned up in high numbers to a…

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Chimera Gallery has been painted and rearranged for a new look for…

  • Jan 11th, 2022
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COVID-19 booster recommendation expands to everyone age 12 and older

Eligibility expansion will further increase protection as omicron variant spreads

  • Jan 11th, 2022
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Top stories of 2021

by Colleen Smith, Sienna Boucher and Diane Craig Staff report At the…

  • Jan 2nd, 2022
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Plastic utensils found on a beach.

New Washington State law will reduce the use of single-use utensils, condiments and straws beginning Jan. 1

Submitted by San Juan County. Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, Washington restaurants will…

  • Dec 31st, 2021
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Plastic utensils found on a beach.
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Toking teens, rogue rental, postal pushing| San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Dec 29th, 2021
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San Juan County Mobile Dental Van dates for 2022

The Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Van is returning in 2022 thanks…

  • Dec 27th, 2021
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Washington State Ferry crew respond to two overboard incidents

Washington State Ferry employees demonstrated their rescue skills after responding to two…

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Pfizer, Moderna vaccines now recommended over Johnson & Johnson

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

  • Dec 24th, 2021
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Ferry fracas, hay heist, mailbox mangle | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriffs Department responded to the following calls. Dec.…

  • Dec 21st, 2021
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National Guard team five going to Orcas.
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San Juan County takes the lead in Washington vaccination rates

Vaccine distribution in San Juan County has been a bit more unique…

National Guard team five going to Orcas.
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Joan Kathleen CongdonFebruary 7, 1927 – December 3, 2021

February 7, 1927 – December 3, 2021 Joan Congdon slipped peacefully away…

  • Dec 19th, 2021
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Betty Burt (44) prepares to shoot while Danielle Arnott (33) screens for her and Naima Garcia (20), Michelle Gil (5), and Melissa Valencia (24) move in on a fast break versus Lummi Nation.

Lopez opens basketball season

Lopez hosted the Lummi Nation Blackhawks on Dec. 13. It would be…

  • Dec 18th, 2021
Betty Burt (44) prepares to shoot while Danielle Arnott (33) screens for her and Naima Garcia (20), Michelle Gil (5), and Melissa Valencia (24) move in on a fast break versus Lummi Nation.
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Weekly Case Update

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

  • Dec 17th, 2021
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Rita OBoyle as a young adult, with her swimming trophies.

$25,000 match keeps swim center on path to construction

Inspired by Randy and Karen Wilburn’s $30,000 match, long-time Lopezian Rita O’Boyle…

  • Dec 23rd, 2021
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Rita OBoyle as a young adult, with her swimming trophies.
A couple of twice-weekly riders to the Creaky Yoga program held at Grace Episcopal Church.

IslandRides is a game changer

by Liz, Melba and Anne We’ve heard it many times: It’s the…

  • Dec 11th, 2021
A couple of twice-weekly riders to the Creaky Yoga program held at Grace Episcopal Church.
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Lifted loot, abandoned auto, purloined post | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Dec 7th, 2021
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Weekly COVID case update

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

  • Dec 6th, 2021
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Updated Salish Sea vessel traffic projections released

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. The recently updated Salish Sea…

  • Dec 5th, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccine booster doses now available for all adults 18 and older

Submitted by the Washington Department of Health. Booster doses of all three…

  • Dec 2nd, 2021
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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
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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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Karen and Randy Wilburn

‘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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