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County boxes. (Contributed photo.)

How to drop off documents at San Juan County Courthouse

Submitted by San Juan County If you have business at the San…

  • May 3rd, 2020
County boxes. (Contributed photo.)
(Gov. Jay Inslee’s office)

Inslee rolls out COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard with data

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee announced on April…

  • May 2nd, 2020
(Gov. Jay Inslee’s office)
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to students and education leaders after he rode the electric bus around the stadium track. A full electric charge can power the bus to travel 120 miles. (Office of the Governor photo)

San Juan Islands to get two electric school buses

Submitted by the Washington Department of Ecology Washington schools may be closed…

  • May 2nd, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to students and education leaders after he rode the electric bus around the stadium track. A full electric charge can power the bus to travel 120 miles. (Office of the Governor photo)

Inslee announces new initiative to expand language access to COVID-19 information

Submitted by the Washington Department of Health Gov. Jay Inslee issued a…

  • May 2nd, 2020
AG Ferguson to telecom companies: Protect consumers struggling financially during the pandemic

AG Ferguson to telecom companies: Protect consumers struggling financially during the pandemic

Submitted by the Washington Attorney General’s office Attorney General Bob Ferguson and…

  • May 2nd, 2020
AG Ferguson to telecom companies: Protect consumers struggling financially during the pandemic
CDC provides guidance for cleaning and disinfecting to protect against the spread of COVID-19

CDC provides guidance for cleaning and disinfecting to protect against the spread of COVID-19

By the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention This guidance is intended…

  • May 2nd, 2020
CDC provides guidance for cleaning and disinfecting to protect against the spread of COVID-19
San Juan County Health Officer order extended to May 31

San Juan County Health Officer order extended to May 31

Submitted by San Juan County Concurring with an April 29, decision by…

  • May 2nd, 2020
San Juan County Health Officer order extended to May 31
Inslee extends Stay Home Order and talks state’s reopen strategy

Inslee extends Stay Home Order and talks state’s reopen strategy

Gov. Jay Inslee announced on May 1 he will extend his Stay…

  • May 1st, 2020
Inslee extends Stay Home Order and talks state’s reopen strategy
Helping Islanders in need

Helping Islanders in need

Submitted by San Juan County Neighbors caring for neighbors is a fundamental…

  • May 1st, 2020
Helping Islanders in need
Virtual sewing bee stitches beautiful protection for San Juan islanders

Virtual sewing bee stitches beautiful protection for San Juan islanders

Submitted by PeaceHealth It started with a simple request for support. In…

  • Apr 30th, 2020
Virtual sewing bee stitches beautiful protection for San Juan islanders
EDC urges businesses and residents to “Hire Local”, presents Virtual Job Fair

EDC urges businesses and residents to “Hire Local”, presents Virtual Job Fair

Submitted by The San Juan County Economic Development Council The San Juan…

  • Apr 29th, 2020
EDC urges businesses and residents to “Hire Local”, presents Virtual Job Fair
Why covering our faces natters so much

Why covering our faces natters so much

Submitted by San Juan County COVID-19 updates from San Juan County around…

  • Apr 29th, 2020
Why covering our faces natters so much
State recreation lands to reopen May 5 - local day-use only

State recreation lands to reopen May 5 – local day-use only

Submitted by Washington State Parks On April 26, the Washington Department of…

  • Apr 28th, 2020
State recreation lands to reopen May 5 - local day-use only
Hot Topic #18: How to access mental health resources

Hot Topic #18: How to access mental health resources

Submitted by San Juan County COVID-19 updates from San Juan County around…

  • Apr 28th, 2020
Hot Topic #18: How to access mental health resources
‘COVID-19 Community Conversations’ round three

‘COVID-19 Community Conversations’ round three

Submitted by San Juan County This week “COVID-19 Community Conversations” continues with…

  • Apr 27th, 2020
‘COVID-19 Community Conversations’ round three
Ferry fare increase begins May 1

Ferry fare increase begins May 1

Submitted by the Washington State Ferries Several Washington state ferry fare changes…

  • Apr 27th, 2020
Ferry fare increase begins May 1

Larsen Votes to Deliver Critical Relief to Washington’s Small Businesses and Hospitals, Boost COVID-19 Testing

Thursday, April 23, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted for critical emergency COVID-19…

  • Apr 25th, 2020

DSHS to provide disaster cash assistance for some Washingtonians beginning April 17

Submitted by the Washington Department of Social and Health Services Office of…

  • Apr 25th, 2020

San Juan County COVID-19 Property Tax Relief

Submitted by San Juan County In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, San…

  • Apr 25th, 2020
Puget Sound whale sightings in COVID-19 times

Puget Sound whale sightings in COVID-19 times

Submitted by Orca Network Seeing whales brings such peace and lightness to…

  • Apr 23rd, 2020
Puget Sound whale sightings in COVID-19 times

Testing: the current situation

Submitted by San Juan County It has been nearly a month since…

  • Apr 19th, 2020
COVID-19 crisis increases gratitude for greenspace and highlights need to leash dogs

COVID-19 crisis increases gratitude for greenspace and highlights need to leash dogs

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank San Juan County Land Bank…

  • Apr 19th, 2020
COVID-19 crisis increases gratitude for greenspace and highlights need to leash dogs
Compliance complaints, bovine breakouts, stock up sailing | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Compliance complaints, bovine breakouts, stock up sailing | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 18th, 2020
Compliance complaints, bovine breakouts, stock up sailing | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the San Juan Islands Earth Month pledge

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the San Juan Islands Earth Month pledge

Submitted by Stewardship Network of the San Juans The Stewardship Network of…

  • Apr 16th, 2020
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the San Juan Islands Earth Month pledge
IRS extends more tax deadlines to cover individuals, trusts, estates corporations and others

IRS extends more tax deadlines to cover individuals, trusts, estates corporations and others

Submitted by the Internal Revenue Service To help taxpayers, the Department of…

  • Apr 16th, 2020
IRS extends more tax deadlines to cover individuals, trusts, estates corporations and others
Checking in on our current situation

Checking in on our current situation

Submitted by San Juan County We want to check in with the…

  • Apr 15th, 2020
Checking in on our current situation
Great Islands Clean-Up becomes month-long individual effort

Great Islands Clean-Up becomes month-long individual effort

Submitted by Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District In honor of Earth Day’s…

  • Apr 15th, 2020
Great Islands Clean-Up becomes month-long individual effort
Talking to kids about school staying closed

Talking to kids about school staying closed

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent…

  • Apr 15th, 2020
Talking to kids about school staying closed
Attorney General launches campaign encouraging Washingtonians to report price gouging

Attorney General launches campaign encouraging Washingtonians to report price gouging

Submitted by Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office On April 7, Attorney General…

  • Apr 14th, 2020
Attorney General launches campaign encouraging Washingtonians to report price gouging

Delivering soon? PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and Island Hospital Childbirth Centers offer assurance

Submitted by Peace Health To ensure a safe delivery and provide mothers…

  • Apr 14th, 2020
Help support island nonprofits, April 15-26

Help support island nonprofits, April 15-26

Submitted by Robert Harrison GiveLopez is a collaborative Spring fundraiser benefitting four…

  • Apr 14th, 2020
Help support island nonprofits, April 15-26

Lopez Island Library Presents The Village Square

Submitted by the Lopez Island Library The Lopez Island Library, in collaboration…

  • Apr 14th, 2020

Resources available to support families during COVID-19 pandemic

Submitted by Washington Health Care Authority As Washington families transition to online…

  • Apr 14th, 2020
State Parks to reschedule April free days

State Parks to reschedule April free days

Submitted by Washington State Parks Washington State Parks is postponing its two…

  • Apr 13th, 2020
State Parks to reschedule April free days
Dealing with loss due to COVID-19

Dealing with loss due to COVID-19

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health The U.S. Surgeon General…

  • Apr 13th, 2020
Dealing with loss due to COVID-19

Sheriff and Prosecuting Attorney on order enforcement

Submitted by San Juan County While a majority of San Juan County…

  • Apr 13th, 2020
Working Washington Small Business Grants

Working Washington Small Business Grants

Submitted by San Juan County Economy Development Council The Washington State Department…

  • Apr 13th, 2020
Working Washington Small Business Grants
Ferries extends winter sailing schedules through June 20

Ferries extends winter sailing schedules through June 20

Submitted by Washington State Ferries As part of the state’s response to…

  • Apr 13th, 2020
Ferries extends winter sailing schedules through June 20
New public health recommendation to cover the face

New public health recommendation to cover the face

Submitted by San Juan County April 5, 2020: Following a recent Centers…

  • Apr 12th, 2020
New public health recommendation to cover the face
Sheriff says no vacation rentals reported yet have rented units

Sheriff says no vacation rentals reported yet have rented units

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs Over the last few…

  • Apr 10th, 2020
Sheriff says no vacation rentals reported yet have rented units