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Inslee announces education recommendations

Inslee announces education recommendations

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s Office Gov. Jay Inslee announced new recommendations…

  • Aug 12th, 2020
Inslee announces education recommendations
Four council candidates go on to general election and school levy passes

Four council candidates go on to general election and school levy passes

Christine Minney, Ryan Palmateer, Rick Hughes and Cindy Wolf are the four…

  • Aug 11th, 2020
Four council candidates go on to general election and school levy passes
Cover your face, says Department of Health

Cover your face, says Department of Health

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health More than 50,000 people in…

  • Aug 8th, 2020
Cover your face, says Department of Health
Decades-old discovery, beached boat, suspect search | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Decades-old discovery, beached boat, suspect search | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 7th, 2020
Decades-old discovery, beached boat, suspect search | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
The Department of Health launches CORONA Survey

The Department of Health launches CORONA Survey

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

  • Aug 7th, 2020
The Department of Health launches CORONA Survey
Staying six feet apart

Staying six feet apart

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health The number of people…

  • Aug 6th, 2020
Staying six feet apart
Contributed photo                                Tahlequah, J35, is seen in two aerial photos from SR³. The wideness of her mid-section is evidence of her pregnancy, according to researchers. (SR³ SeaLife Response, Rehab and Research and NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center in 2019 and SR³ and Southall Environmental Associates in 2020; NMFS research permit 19091)

World-famous mourning mother orca pregnant again

It’s been nearly two years to the day since Tahlequah, J35, carried…

Contributed photo                                Tahlequah, J35, is seen in two aerial photos from SR³. The wideness of her mid-section is evidence of her pregnancy, according to researchers. (SR³ SeaLife Response, Rehab and Research and NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center in 2019 and SR³ and Southall Environmental Associates in 2020; NMFS research permit 19091)
Cover your face, says Department of Health

Cover your face, says Department of Health

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health More than 50,000 people in…

  • Aug 5th, 2020
Cover your face, says Department of Health
Outdoor Recreation generates big money in Washington

Outdoor Recreation generates big money in Washington

Submitted by the State of Washington Recreation and Conservation Office People spend…

  • Aug 4th, 2020
Outdoor Recreation generates big money in Washington
County seeks testimony on the 2020 Annual Docket

County seeks testimony on the 2020 Annual Docket

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council will hold…

  • Aug 4th, 2020
County seeks testimony on the 2020 Annual Docket

Mobile house call veterinarian retires

Submitted by Jan Crossen After nearly ten years of service to the…

  • Aug 4th, 2020
COVID-19 activity continues to grow in Washington state as hospitalizations and deaths rise

COVID-19 activity continues to grow in Washington state as hospitalizations and deaths rise

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

  • Aug 4th, 2020
COVID-19 activity continues to grow in Washington state as hospitalizations and deaths rise

Hot, dry conditions prompt commissioner Franz to enact statewide burn ban

Submitted by the Washington Department of Natural Resources Commissioner of Public Lands…

  • Aug 4th, 2020
A recap of the islands’ most recent COVID cases

A recap of the islands’ most recent COVID cases

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County is shifting to a…

  • Aug 4th, 2020
A recap of the islands’ most recent COVID cases
Face covering compliance high in the San Juans

Face covering compliance high in the San Juans

An informal survey performed by San Juan County’s COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center…

Face covering compliance high in the San Juans
Local businesses receive help from the Department of Commerce

Local businesses receive help from the Department of Commerce

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Commerce The Washington State Department…

  • Aug 3rd, 2020
Local businesses receive help from the Department of Commerce
Statewide face-covering order expansion

Statewide face-covering order expansion

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health As of July 25,…

  • Aug 1st, 2020
Statewide face-covering order expansion
WSF to release reservations for Sept. 27-Jan. 2 on Aug. 27

WSF to release reservations for Sept. 27-Jan. 2 on Aug. 27

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Starting at 7 a.m. on Aug. 27,…

  • Aug 1st, 2020
WSF to release reservations for Sept. 27-Jan. 2 on Aug. 27
Nature notes – A moveable feast

Nature notes – A moveable feast

By Kayla Seaforth San Juan County Land Bank Field Assistant ­­The green…

  • Aug 1st, 2020
Nature notes – A moveable feast
Marred mailbox. forbidden fireworks, pinched pots | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Marred mailbox. forbidden fireworks, pinched pots | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 31st, 2020
Marred mailbox. forbidden fireworks, pinched pots | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
Two new cases of COVID in San Juan County

Two new cases of COVID in San Juan County

Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced in San Juan County on…

  • Jul 30th, 2020
Two new cases of COVID in San Juan County
Recreate responsibly, avoid marine mammals

Recreate responsibly, avoid marine mammals

Keep away from marine mammals — for both your safety and theirs.…

Recreate responsibly, avoid marine mammals
Inslee announces rollbacks to some activities to slow COVID-19 exposure

Inslee announces rollbacks to some activities to slow COVID-19 exposure

Modifications related to weddings and funerals, restaurants, bars, and fitness and entertainment.

  • Jul 28th, 2020
Inslee announces rollbacks to some activities to slow COVID-19 exposure

Larsen secures key wins for Northwest Washington in Water Resources Development Act

Submitted by the Office of Rick Larsen On July 15, Rep. Rick…

  • Jul 28th, 2020
‘Plastic Free July’ goes local with the launch of the Plastic Free Salish Sea campaign

‘Plastic Free July’ goes local with the launch of the Plastic Free Salish Sea campaign

Submitted by Plastic Free Salish Sea Plastic Free July, https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/, is a…

  • Jul 28th, 2020
‘Plastic Free July’ goes local with the launch of the Plastic Free Salish Sea campaign
San Juan County COVID-19 update

San Juan County COVID-19 update

San Juan County will remain in Phase Two for the foreseeable future.…

San Juan County COVID-19 update
New cases on Lopez and San Juan

New cases on Lopez and San Juan

Over the weekend, two new cases of COVID-19 were announced in San…

  • Jul 26th, 2020
New cases on Lopez and San Juan
FAQ for employers and businesses regarding positive COVID tests

FAQ for employers and businesses regarding positive COVID tests

Submitted by San Juan County As the islands enter the sixth month…

  • Jul 26th, 2020
FAQ for employers and businesses regarding positive COVID tests
Cornered canine, boat blaze, sidewalk sleeper | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Cornered canine, boat blaze, sidewalk sleeper | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 25th, 2020
Cornered canine, boat blaze, sidewalk sleeper | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
Application for Phase Three returned to San Juan County

Application for Phase Three returned to San Juan County

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health Washington State Secretary of Health…

  • Jul 24th, 2020
Application for Phase Three returned to San Juan County
New COVID case on San Juan brings county count to 26

New COVID case on San Juan brings county count to 26

Submitted by San Juan County One new positive COVID-19 case has been…

  • Jul 23rd, 2020
New COVID case on San Juan brings county count to 26
New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three

New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three

Editor’s note: On July 22, a new case was identified on Orcas…

New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three
Friends of the San Juans receives $5,000 grant

Friends of the San Juans receives $5,000 grant

Submitted by Keta Legacy Foundation Virtual reality. Open-air classroom space. Online underwater…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
Friends of the San Juans receives $5,000 grant
Department of Health publishes detailed COVID-19 preliminary death data report

Department of Health publishes detailed COVID-19 preliminary death data report

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health In the continuing effort to…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
Department of Health publishes detailed COVID-19 preliminary death data report
Ballots are on the way for Washington’s Aug. 4 Primary

Ballots are on the way for Washington’s Aug. 4 Primary

Submitted by the Washington Secretary of State Registered voters throughout Washington will…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
Ballots are on the way for Washington’s Aug. 4 Primary
New case of COVID on Orcas

New case of COVID on Orcas

Submitted by San Juan County One new positive COVID-19 case has been…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
New case of COVID on Orcas
Inslee announces steps to address COVID-19 spread

Inslee announces steps to address COVID-19 spread

Steps include smaller gathering size limits and ban on live entertainment

  • Jul 21st, 2020
Inslee announces steps to address COVID-19 spread
Get on board with safety during Paddle Safe Week, July 19-25

Get on board with safety during Paddle Safe Week, July 19-25

Submitted by Washinton State Parks The Washington State Parks Boating Program wants…

  • Jul 20th, 2020
Get on board with safety during Paddle Safe Week, July 19-25
Missing microscope, stolen sailboat, drone drive-bys | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Missing microscope, stolen sailboat, drone drive-bys | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 19th, 2020
Missing microscope, stolen sailboat, drone drive-bys | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
A look at San Juan County Council candidates

A look at San Juan County Council candidates

This fall, San Juan County residents will be voting for two positions…

  • Jul 18th, 2020
A look at San Juan County Council candidates