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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/The Great Plains 606NT No-Till Seed Drill

Learn how to operate, rent a no-till drill

Interested in reseeding your pastures or hayfields? Planting cover crops or grains?…

  • Jun 22nd, 2021
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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Stephanie Goudelock, Coordinator and Parent Ally for the Parent for Parent program, was reunified with her children March 23, 2017,

The importance of reunifying families

Submitted by, Linnea Anderson, Juvenile Court Administrator. San Juan County, Washington –…

  • Jun 22nd, 2021
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Stephanie Goudelock, Coordinator and Parent Ally for the Parent for Parent program, was reunified with her children March 23, 2017,
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Important OPALCO billing updates

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative Governor Jay Inslee is expected…

  • Jun 19th, 2021
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Ham radio operators on the air for a nation-wide event

The Narwhal Amateur Radio Society, made up of ham radio operators from…

  • Jun 17th, 2021

Emergency preparedness in the San Juan Islands

By Mandi Johnson Journal editor The wildfires that raged across the Pacific…

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Special three-day candidate filing period

Submitted by San Juan County. Whew! You almost missed your chance to…

  • Jun 17th, 2021
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EDC offers Contracts for Contractors class

Islanders seeking to make their construction businesses thrive are invited to an…

  • Jun 17th, 2021
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Navy concludes third round of Growler noise testing

Submitted by Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The Navy completed its third…

  • Jun 17th, 2021
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San Juan County mask requirements to end June 27

Submitted by the San Juan County Health Dept. The San Juan County…

  • Jun 17th, 2021
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WDFW confirms AHD in island deer

Submitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Wildlife managers confirmed…

  • Jun 15th, 2021
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First SJICN vacation rental forum focuses on discovery

The conversation regarding vacation rentals continues in San Juan County, with a…

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Carousing canines, musical mischief, lifted lights | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 14th, 2021
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State Parks Clean Vessel Act Grant Program funds $900,000 in new pumpout projects

State Parks Clean Vessel Act Grant Program funds $900,000 in new pumpout projects

  • Jun 14th, 2021
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June hazardous waste round-up and year-round paint disposal

Submitted by San Juan County. Hazardous waste should always be brought in…

  • Jun 11th, 2021
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Banned barbecue, surprised sleeper, face-covering fracas | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 9th, 2021
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Contributed photo|Fire Marshall RJ Myers observes CCC conservation burn on Squaw Bay Road, Shaw Island.

OPALCO clears lines for fire prevention

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative. Are you ready for fire…

  • Jun 8th, 2021
Contributed photo|Fire Marshall RJ Myers observes CCC conservation burn on Squaw Bay Road, Shaw Island.
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Boaters encouraged to ‘Be Whale Wise’ for Orca Action Month

Submitted by San Juan County. After what felt like a very long…

  • Jun 7th, 2021
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Drifting dinghy, Click-it tickets, forgotten Fire | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 6th, 2021
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Boaters encouraged to be ‘whale wise’ for orca action month

Submitted by San Juan County. After what felt like a very long…

  • Jun 4th, 2021
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Statewide COVID-19 vaccine distribution update

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

  • Jun 3rd, 2021
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Fatal head-on collision on San Juan

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s office. At approximately 5:15 p.m.…

  • Jun 3rd, 2021
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Auditor seeks arguments against Lopez ballot measures

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditor The San Juan County Auditor…

  • Jun 3rd, 2021
Chris Hogle has been sentenced to five years.

Christian Hogle sentenced to 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges

Warning: The following story contains explicit details about sexual violence. Christian Hogle,…

Chris Hogle has been sentenced to five years.
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Pride flags stolen from residences around Lopez Island

Only a broken wooden pole remained where a rainbow flag once blew…

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COVID-19 vaccine distribution update from the Washington State Department of Health

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

  • Jun 1st, 2021
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A young resident killer whale chases a chinook salmon in the Salish Sea near San Juan Island, in September 2017. Image obtained under NMFS permit #19091. Photograph by John Durban (NOAA Fisheries/Southwest Fisheries Science Center), Holly Fearnbach (SR3: SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation and Research) and Lance Barrett-Lennard (Vancouver Aquarium’s Coastal Ocean Research Institute).

Cantwell questions NOAA Administrator nominee on salmon recovery

Cantwell: “Salmon are … crucial to the survival of our orca population”

  • May 31st, 2021
A young resident killer whale chases a chinook salmon in the Salish Sea near San Juan Island, in September 2017. Image obtained under NMFS permit #19091. Photograph by John Durban (NOAA Fisheries/Southwest Fisheries Science Center), Holly Fearnbach (SR3: SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation and Research) and Lance Barrett-Lennard (Vancouver Aquarium’s Coastal Ocean Research Institute).
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Up your energy game at OPALCO workshop, May 27

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative Are you ready for the…

  • May 30th, 2021
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Suspicious skull, deserted dog, filched flag | San Juan County Sherrif’s Log

The San Juan Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. May 11…

  • May 29th, 2021
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Trash collected by kayak on Henry Island. (Photo courtesy of Body Boat Blade International)

Spring 2021 Great Islands Clean-up a success

Submitted by San Juan County. One hundred thirty-eight miles of road and…

  • May 28th, 2021
Trash collected by kayak on Henry Island. (Photo courtesy of Body Boat Blade International)
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County announces an end to its COVID vaccine clinics

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Vaccine Team will…

  • May 28th, 2021
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Two new COVID cases over the past week brings county total to 189

Submitted by San Juan County. Note: Current positive case numbers are available…

  • May 28th, 2021
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Islanders gathered on May 11 at Madrona Point.

Lummi Totem pole visits the San Juans

by Stephanie Buffum San Juan Islands Stop-over Coordinator Many thanks to more…

  • May 26th, 2021
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Performers needed for the virtual county fair

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Fair is looking for…

  • May 22nd, 2021
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Seven new cases of COVID on Orcas since last update

Submitted by San Juan County Note: Current positive case numbers are available…

  • May 21st, 2021
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Samish ferry out of service; handful of May 20 sailings canceled

Submitted by Washington State Ferries As of 10:20 a.m., on Thursday, May…

  • May 20th, 2021
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The charter review commission meets weekly.

CRC considers sub-committee recommendations

By Minor Lile Contributor After several weeks of work at the subcommittee…

  • May 20th, 2021
The charter review commission meets weekly.
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New Washington Orca Recovery Coordinator named

Submitted by the State of Washington Recreation and Conservation office Gov. Jay…

  • May 18th, 2021
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Rotting refuse, stuck truck, minor motorist | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 17th, 2021
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Friday Harbor landlord charged with burglary and voyeurism

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office is seeking information from former tenants…

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Washington State Ferries hosting virtual meetings May 25 and 26

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Ferry riders, commuters and terminal neighbors are…

  • May 16th, 2021
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