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Auditor seeks writers for voter’s pamphlet pros and cons

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditor’s office. The San Juan County…

  • Aug 4th, 2021
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‘Unprecedented growth in garbage’

Submitted by Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District. Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District…

  • Aug 4th, 2021
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San Juan County COVID case cluster investigation underway

Submitted by San Juan County. Since Friday’s Weekly Case Update, San Juan…

  • Aug 3rd, 2021
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Delta variant drives sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Officials urge vaccination immediately to combat the variant’s spread

  • Aug 3rd, 2021
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EPA and Environment Canada issue report on health of Salish Sea

Health indicators reflect some troubling data and hopeful signs

  • Aug 2nd, 2021
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Contributed photo/Andrew and Lena Jones and their family are the new leaseholders at Lopez Sound Farm and Forest Preserve.

Welcome the Jones family to Lopez Sound Farm and Forest

Lopez Community Land Trust. Lopez Community Land Trust is pleased to announce…

  • Aug 2nd, 2021
Contributed photo/Andrew and Lena Jones and their family are the new leaseholders at Lopez Sound Farm and Forest Preserve.
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Party puncher, crafty canine, trespassing trail | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 31st, 2021
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SJC, Salmon Nation to collect and share fish stories

San Juan County’s Environmental Stewardship Department wants to hear and share your…

  • Jul 31st, 2021
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Masks required for all K-12 students and staff heading back to the classroom

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health. Safely returning to the…

  • Jul 30th, 2021
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San Juan County complete burn ban effective July 30

Submitted by San Juan County fire districts. With continuing dry weather conditions,…

  • Jul 30th, 2021
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Blakely climber death ruled an accident

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. At approximately 5:17 p.m.…

  • Jul 30th, 2021
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Ferry reservation release

Submitted by Washington State Ferries. Vehicle reservations for travel between late September…

  • Jul 30th, 2021
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J-Pod in San Juan Channel on their last visit to the Salish Sea on April 10. (Orca Behavior Institute photo)

J-pod not seen in Salish Sea for 100 days

Editor’s note: This article was released prior to the return of the…

  • Jul 29th, 2021
J-Pod in San Juan Channel on their last visit to the Salish Sea on April 10. (Orca Behavior Institute photo)
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Larsen: Expanded Child tax credit puts money in pockets of northwest Washington’s working families

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s office Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is encouraging…

  • Jul 27th, 2021
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The MV Sealth sails from Orcas to Shaw Island on the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2021. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)

Ferry fares set to increase in October

Amid cancellations due to limited vessels and staff as well as a…

The MV Sealth sails from Orcas to Shaw Island on the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2021. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)
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Prepare to jam at the Electric Vehicle (EV) Jamboree

Submitted by Orcas Power & Light Cooperative. On August 5 at 4:30…

  • Jul 24th, 2021
2020 Tesla Roadster, a sporty EV.
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County’s COVID case count returns

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

  • Jul 23rd, 2021
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Ecology declares drought emergency

Record-breaking heat wave exacerbates already dry conditions across state

  • Jul 23rd, 2021
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Three new cases of COVID in the islands are vaccine breakthroughs

Submitted by San Juan County After more than a month of no…

  • Jul 23rd, 2021
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Moratorium on new vacation rental permits continues

The moratorium on new vacation rental permits in San Juan County continues.…

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Lopez Fire & EMS levy on ballot

Submitted by Lopez Island Fire & EMS The elected Board of Commissioners…

  • Jul 22nd, 2021
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Jordan Lynn-Jefferson receiving an Order of Dismissal of his Superior Court case with Judge Kathryn Loring.

County Drug Court celebrates its first graduate

by Jane Severin Drug Court Coordinator The San Juan County Adult Drug…

  • Jul 22nd, 2021
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Jordan Lynn-Jefferson receiving an Order of Dismissal of his Superior Court case with Judge Kathryn Loring.
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SHIBA volunteers for Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands. Front row: Holly Henry, Pat VanSkyhawk and Patti Bjarnason, all of San Juan Island. Back row: Mac Langford of Lopez and Pegi Groundwater and Michael Moss of Orcas.

SHIBA welcomes partnership with Inter Island Healthcare Foundation

Submitted by the Inter Island Healthcare Effective July 1, Inter Island Healthcare…

  • Jul 21st, 2021
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SHIBA volunteers for Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands. Front row: Holly Henry, Pat VanSkyhawk and Patti Bjarnason, all of San Juan Island. Back row: Mac Langford of Lopez and Pegi Groundwater and Michael Moss of Orcas.
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Skatepark scrawlings, confined canine, steamed shopper | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 21st, 2021
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Charter amendments proposed to the county council | Voters to weigh in during election

by Minor Lile Contributor After nearly six months of work, the San…

  • Jul 19th, 2021
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Adverse advances, speeding scofflaws, prohibited pyro | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 18th, 2021
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Lopez Island School District levy on August ballot

Submitted by Lopez School District On Aug. 3, 2021, Lopez Island residents…

  • Jul 18th, 2021
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Reward for helping catch Pride flag thief

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s office. A reward of $1,000…

  • Jul 16th, 2021
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Interisland sailings canceled due to crew shortage

Submitted by Washington State Ferries. Several interisland sailings will be canceled on…

  • Jul 16th, 2021
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Washington Trail Association workers pose on a trail they are refurbishing in Moran State Park. (Contributed photo)

Islands receive more than $2 million in recreation grants

Submitted by the Washington Recreation and Conservation Office The Recreation and Conservation…

  • Jul 15th, 2021
Washington Trail Association workers pose on a trail they are refurbishing in Moran State Park. (Contributed photo)
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San Juan County fire districts urge safety

Submitted by San Juan County fire districts. Dear Residents and visitors of…

  • Jul 13th, 2021
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The quilt show will run from 12-4 p.m. and will be filled with gorgeous handmade quilts made by The Enchanted Quilters. Also on display and up for raffle will be two barn quilts.

Lopez Grange FUN-raiser scheduled for July 17

Submitted by Lopez Grange. This year Lopez Grange’s fourth annual quilt show…

  • Jul 13th, 2021
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The quilt show will run from 12-4 p.m. and will be filled with gorgeous handmade quilts made by The Enchanted Quilters. Also on display and up for raffle will be two barn quilts.
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Don’t forget your mask after June 30 — you may still need it even if you’re vaccinated

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health. The Secretary of Health’s…

  • Jul 12th, 2021
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San Juan County recognizes Plastic Free July

During its regular meeting on June 28, San Juan County Council approved…

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Island tick study launches

Submitted by Kwiaht. Lopez-based conservation biology laboratory Kwiaht has launched a two-year…

  • Jul 9th, 2021
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State park shots, dog days of summer and a variety of vandals | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 9th, 2021
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Inslee declares state of emergency banning burning statewide

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide…

  • Jul 8th, 2021
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Flex Fund loan program for Washington small businesses and nonprofits

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Commerce. Small business owners and…

  • Jul 8th, 2021
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Rental assistance available for San Juan County tenants and landlords

Submitted by San Juan County. Are you a San Juan County Tenant…

  • Jul 7th, 2021
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Flag flying protects whales and boaters

Submitted by The San Juan County Environmental Department. Across the region, homes…

  • Jul 4th, 2021
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