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Please stop killing bumble bees: They’re not ‘murder hornets’

Please stop killing bumble bees: They’re not ‘murder hornets’

Beekeepers say residents are mistaking bees and wasps for Asian giant hornets.

Please stop killing bumble bees: They’re not ‘murder hornets’
San Juan County presents ‘2020: A Fair Odyssey’ — an alternative fair

San Juan County presents ‘2020: A Fair Odyssey’ — an alternative fair

Submitted by San Juan County Fair & Fairgrounds On May 26, the…

  • Jun 12th, 2020
San Juan County presents ‘2020: A Fair Odyssey’ — an alternative fair
Friends of the San Juans stands for justice

Friends of the San Juans stands for justice

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Staff The staff of Friends…

  • Jun 11th, 2020
Friends of the San Juans stands for justice
No camping in county campgrounds

No camping in county campgrounds

Submitted by San Juan County By order of the San Juan County…

  • Jun 11th, 2020
No camping in county campgrounds
Mask distribution to San Juan County businesses

Mask distribution to San Juan County businesses

Submitted by San Juan County In order to help support the business…

  • Jun 10th, 2020
Mask distribution to San Juan County businesses
Islanders helping islanders

Islanders helping islanders

Volunteering All volunteering is being coordinated through https://lopezisland.recovers.org Please go there to…

  • Jun 10th, 2020
Islanders helping islanders
Bankruptcy webinar

Bankruptcy webinar

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

  • Jun 8th, 2020
Bankruptcy webinar
San Juan County Courts offer new process for reducing court-ordered debts

San Juan County Courts offer new process for reducing court-ordered debts

Submitted by San Juan County Courts. For those who have court-ordered fines…

  • Jun 7th, 2020
San Juan County Courts offer new process for reducing court-ordered debts
Lopezians honor victims of white supremacy

Lopezians honor victims of white supremacy

Submitted by Rhea Miller Lopezians started arriving silently in ones and twos.…

  • Jun 6th, 2020
Lopezians honor victims of white supremacy
Compensation calamity, taped trespassers, lost license | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Compensation calamity, taped trespassers, lost license | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 6th, 2020
Compensation calamity, taped trespassers, lost license | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
A look at COVID-19 contact tracing

A look at COVID-19 contact tracing

The county, country and the world has seemingly had to learn a…

A look at COVID-19 contact tracing
State Parks offers three free days in June

State Parks offers three free days in June

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

  • Jun 4th, 2020
State Parks offers three free days in June
WSF reminds riders of San Juan Islands’ face-covering requirement

WSF reminds riders of San Juan Islands’ face-covering requirement

Submitted Washington State Ferries Please be advised that San Juan County has…

  • Jun 3rd, 2020
WSF reminds riders of San Juan Islands’ face-covering requirement
EDC introduces ‘Trades Talks’

EDC introduces ‘Trades Talks’

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

  • Jun 3rd, 2020
EDC introduces ‘Trades Talks’
Transient lodging resumes in San Juan County

Transient lodging resumes in San Juan County

Transient lodging in San Juan County can now resume at 50 percent…

  • Jun 3rd, 2020
Transient lodging resumes in San Juan County
Case exposure on San Juan Island

Case exposure on San Juan Island

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Health & Community…

  • Jun 3rd, 2020
Case exposure on San Juan Island
Community Conversations, week seven

Community Conversations, week seven

Submitted by San Juan County After taking a week off, COVID-19 Community…

  • May 31st, 2020
Community Conversations, week seven
Statement from sheriff regarding protestest

Statement from sheriff regarding protestest

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

  • May 31st, 2020
Statement from sheriff regarding protestest
Fraudulent finances, weapons wrongdoing, raucous retorts | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Fraudulent finances, weapons wrongdoing, raucous retorts | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 28th, 2020
Fraudulent finances, weapons wrongdoing, raucous retorts | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
Coffelt Farm Preserve draft Stewardship and Management Plan open for public comment

Coffelt Farm Preserve draft Stewardship and Management Plan open for public comment

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

  • May 27th, 2020
Coffelt Farm Preserve draft Stewardship and Management Plan open for public comment
The do’s and don’ts of wearing a cloth face covering

The do’s and don’ts of wearing a cloth face covering

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health Although there is currently no…

  • May 26th, 2020
The do’s and don’ts of wearing a cloth face covering
Comprehensive Plan update drafts available for review

Comprehensive Plan update drafts available for review

Submitted by San Juan County. New draft documents of the San Juan…

  • May 25th, 2020
Comprehensive Plan update drafts available for review
Beware of unemployment frauds

Beware of unemployment frauds

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office As more unemployment fraud…

  • May 25th, 2020
Beware of unemployment frauds
Blame and mistrust hurt people, help spread hope and connection

Blame and mistrust hurt people, help spread hope and connection

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Misinformation about COVID-19 can…

  • May 25th, 2020
Blame and mistrust hurt people, help spread hope and connection
The 2020 Memorial Day Weekend in the San Juan Islands

The 2020 Memorial Day Weekend in the San Juan Islands

Submitted by San Juan County With roots dating back to the Civil…

  • May 24th, 2020
The 2020 Memorial Day Weekend in the San Juan Islands
San Juan County approved for Phase Two

San Juan County approved for Phase Two

San Juan County has entered Phase Two of the state’s Start Safe…

  • May 23rd, 2020
San Juan County approved for Phase Two
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San Juan County seeks “con” committee members for voters’ guide statements

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County is seeking volunteers to…

  • May 23rd, 2020
San Juan County logo
Lessons from a past pandemic

Lessons from a past pandemic

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Do you know of…

  • May 23rd, 2020
Lessons from a past pandemic
Face covering signage for businesses and other organizations

Face covering signage for businesses and other organizations

Submitted by San Juan County In order to help San Juan County…

  • May 22nd, 2020
Face covering signage for businesses and other organizations
Purloined post, marina moorage, a flurry of frauds | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Purloined post, marina moorage, a flurry of frauds | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 22nd, 2020
Purloined post, marina moorage, a flurry of frauds | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
An infodemic

An infodemic

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health The World Health Organization has…

  • May 21st, 2020
An infodemic
San Juan County COVID update

San Juan County COVID update

During a special joint meeting on May 11, the San Juan County…

San Juan County COVID update
New San Juan County Health Officer Order on Face Coverings

New San Juan County Health Officer Order on Face Coverings

Submitted by San Juan County Supported by the San Juan County Council,…

  • May 18th, 2020
New San Juan County Health Officer Order on Face Coverings
Inslee announces contact tracing initiative

Inslee announces contact tracing initiative

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Confidential efforts will help businesses open…

  • May 18th, 2020
Inslee announces contact tracing initiative

Face coverings to be required in public in San Juan County

The San Juan County Board of Health agreed in a six-to-one vote…

State Parks Boating Program promotes National Safe Boating Week, May 16-22

State Parks Boating Program promotes National Safe Boating Week, May 16-22

Submitted by the Washington State Parks Now that restrictions on outdoor recreation…

  • May 17th, 2020
State Parks Boating Program promotes National Safe Boating Week, May 16-22
Report COVID-related scams to the sheriff

Report COVID-related scams to the sheriff

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff’s Office The San Juan County Sheriff’s…

  • May 16th, 2020
Report COVID-related scams to the sheriff
CDC video: ‘How COVID-19 can spread in a community’

CDC video: ‘How COVID-19 can spread in a community’

In the following video released by the Centers for Disease Control and…

  • May 16th, 2020
CDC video: ‘How COVID-19 can spread in a community’
Drop in vaccination leaves children vulnerable to other diseases

Drop in vaccination leaves children vulnerable to other diseases

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health Immunization rates among children appear…

  • May 15th, 2020
Drop in vaccination leaves children vulnerable to other diseases
Investigation concludes former Lopez secondary school principal sexually harassed coworkers

Investigation concludes former Lopez secondary school principal sexually harassed coworkers

Submitted by Lopez Island School District An investigation into allegations of workplace…

  • May 14th, 2020
Investigation concludes former Lopez secondary school principal sexually harassed coworkers