News

Vandalized views, bee bumble, unattended auto | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 28th, 2020

Skagit STEM Network expands in San Juan County

The Skagit STEM Network is expanding.

  • Aug 27th, 2020

A conversation with local elected officials

Four of the islands’ elected officials held a meeting to discuss the state of the islands.

State receives more than $11 million in federal grants to benefit Southern resident orca and Chinook recovery

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office announced the award.

  • Aug 27th, 2020

It’s time for the talk: How to get together safely

It’s time for the talk: How to get together safely

  • Aug 26th, 2020
(Washington State Ferries Twitter/Contributed photo)

EDC survey on Sidney ferry privatization

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

  • Aug 25th, 2020
(Washington State Ferries Twitter/Contributed photo)

Secretary of State says USPS will maintain excellent delivery standards during general election

Submitted by Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s office The U.S. Postal…

  • Aug 23rd, 2020

Pinched paddle, bickering brothers, appropriated anchor | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 22nd, 2020

Ferguson brings lawsuit to protect the United States Postal Service and mail-in voting

Submitted by the Office of the Washingtons State Attorney General A Lawsuit…

  • Aug 21st, 2020

Help protect firefighters by doing your part to reduce COVID-19 spread

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

  • Aug 21st, 2020

Magistrate recommends against COER injunction

A federal magistrate judge recommended a U.S. District Court judge deny a…

New report highlights COVID-19 cases are plateauing

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

  • Aug 19th, 2020

Islander one of many sickened by onions

Submitted by Washington Department of Health A resident of San Juan County…

  • Aug 19th, 2020

Free day at Washington State Parks, Aug. 25

Submitted by Washington State Parks In recognition of the National Park System’s…

  • Aug 19th, 2020

County adds one new COVID case as of mid-August

Update: Another case of COVID was confirmed on Orcas on Aug. 17.…

(Rhea Miller/contributed photo)

Lopez Black Lives Matter signs vandalized a third time

Submitted by Rhea Miller In the late evening of Aug. 14, yet…

  • Aug 17th, 2020
(Rhea Miller/contributed photo)

Lopez man arrested vandalizing memorial signs

A Lopez Island man said he attempted to destroy a Black Lives…

Kidnapped kitty, floatplane faux pas, swiped skif| San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 15th, 2020

Lopez School goes virtual

Lopez Island School District will begin the upcoming school year virtually. “We…

  • Aug 14th, 2020

New COVID-19 case confirmed on Orcas

Submitted by San Juan County There has been one new confirmed positive…

  • Aug 13th, 2020

County seeks committee members for vacant seats

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council is searching…

  • Aug 12th, 2020

Inslee announces education recommendations

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

  • Aug 12th, 2020

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

Cover your face, says Department of Health

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

  • Aug 8th, 2020

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

The Department of Health launches CORONA Survey

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

  • Aug 7th, 2020

Staying six feet apart

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

  • Aug 6th, 2020
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

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

  • Aug 5th, 2020

Outdoor Recreation generates big money in Washington

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

  • Aug 4th, 2020

County seeks testimony on the 2020 Annual Docket

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

  • Aug 4th, 2020

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

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

  • Aug 4th, 2020

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

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

  • Aug 4th, 2020

Face covering compliance high in the San Juans

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

Local businesses receive help from the Department of Commerce

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

  • Aug 3rd, 2020

Statewide face-covering order expansion

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

  • Aug 1st, 2020

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

Nature notes – A moveable feast

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

  • Aug 1st, 2020