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Dump truck debris, pitched paraphernalia, hapless hound | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Dec 9th, 2020
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Orcas East Precinct votes to be recounted | Update

San Juan County Elections will be conducting a recount of the votes…

  • Dec 8th, 2020
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Inslee announces statewide COVID-19 exposure notification tool

WA Notify uses privacy-preserving technology without collecting or revealing any personal info

  • Dec 8th, 2020
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New COVID case brings county total to 67

A new case of COVID-19 on Orcas Island was documented by San…

  • Dec 7th, 2020
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San Juan County Courts jury trial postponement

Submitted by San Juan County On Friday, November 20, 2020, San Juan…

  • Dec 7th, 2020
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Center for Whale Research buys a ranch to help save the Orcas

Submitted by Center for Whale Research In October 2020, the Center for…

  • Dec 6th, 2020
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COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan update from the Washington State Department of Health

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

  • Dec 5th, 2020
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Weekly COVID recap with San Juan County

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

  • Dec 4th, 2020
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Applications open for new round of state Working Washington business grants

Businesses encouraged to apply by Dec. 11

  • Dec 4th, 2020
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San Juan County COVID count grows to 65

A new case of COVID on Lopez was added to the San…

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Deer in distress, Christmas lights lifted, corralling cows | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Dec 1st, 2020
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Avoid scammers and con artists: “Give smart” this holiday season

Submitted by the Washington Secretary of State’s office It’s the most wonderful…

  • Nov 27th, 2020
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DSHS urges caregivers not to give in to COVID-19 fatigue during the holidays

Submitted by Department of Social and Health Services Throughout the pandemic, Washington…

  • Nov 27th, 2020
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EDC presents Datapalooza 2020 – a statistics and demographics event for San Juan County

Submitted by the Economic Development Council of San Juan County This year,…

  • Nov 26th, 2020
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Skagit Regional Health activates surge plan in response to COVID-19

Submitted by Skagit Regional Health Due to rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases in…

  • Nov 26th, 2020
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Credit card con, teen tantrum, car clutter | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 25th, 2020
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San Juan County’s vaccine expectations

Submitted by San Juan County From the beginning of the COVD crisis,…

  • Nov 25th, 2020
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Maintaining mental health amid a global pandemic

Compass Health launched a telehealth service a year ago. Six months in,…

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New COVID cases bring county count to 63

There have now been 63 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the…

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Tampered trespass, filched flags, covert campers | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 22nd, 2020
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Now is a crucial time to stop the spread of COVID

COVID-19 cases are rising — globally, nationally, in the state and in…

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San Juan County weekly COVID update

Submitted by San Juan County Editor’s note: San Juan County accidentally attributed…

  • Nov 20th, 2020
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State weighs options for commercial whale-watching licensing program

Originally published by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife In spring 2019,…

  • Nov 20th, 2020
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Three new COVID cases on Orcas brings county total to 59

Three new cases of COVID-19 were identified and reported by San Juan…

  • Nov 19th, 2020
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Taking COVID-19 seriously

Originally published by the Washington State Department of Health When Susan was…

  • Nov 17th, 2020
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Seven new COVID cases on Orcas Island

Submitted by San Juan County ORCAS ISLAND Since the last update, seven…

  • Nov 16th, 2020
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Inslee announces statewide restrictions for four-weeks

Originally published by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee announced on…

  • Nov 16th, 2020
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Navy medevacs man from Friday Harbor

Submitted by NAS Whidbey Island The search and rescue team stationed at…

  • Nov 16th, 2020
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OPALCO’s Project PAL – Help your neighbor

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative As the days get shorter…

  • Nov 15th, 2020
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Still time to make Medicare changes

Submitted by the Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisers The 2021 open enrollment…

  • Nov 14th, 2020
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Two new cases of COVID in San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County. Two new positive COVID test results have…

  • Nov 13th, 2020
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School’s Out Washington partners with Commerce to implement Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund

$9.4 million awarded to 421 youth development organizations across Washington state

  • Nov 13th, 2020
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Four new cases of COVID in San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County Four new positive COVID test results have…

  • Nov 12th, 2020
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COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan update

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

  • Nov 12th, 2020
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State fish and wildlife director to hold online open house

Submitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Washington Department of…

  • Nov 11th, 2020
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Call for nominations to Monument Advisory Committee

Submitted by the Bureau of Land Management The Bureau of Land Managemen…

  • Nov 11th, 2020
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State Parks announces final 2020 free days

Day-use visits are free on Veterans Day and the day after Thanksgiving

  • Nov 10th, 2020
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COVID-19 cases spreading very quickly in Puget Sound region

The Washington State Department of Health announced 1,777 new COVID-19 cases on…

  • Nov 10th, 2020
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PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center earns top rating for its Cardiothoracic Surgery Program

Submitted by PeaceHealth PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington, earned…

  • Nov 10th, 2020
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Minney and Wolf lead council election

Christine Minney and Cindy Wolf won the November 2020 election to represent…

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