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Washington State Ferries to honor veterans Wednesday with moment of silence

POW/MIA flag to fly on all operating vessels Nov. 11

  • Nov 8th, 2020
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Let’s be honest: A discussion about the holidays and minimizing transmission risk

Submitted by San Juan County Everything about the COVID crisis has been…

  • Nov 7th, 2020
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Hospice of the Northwest in talks to sell to private equity firm

For more than 30 years, San Juan County residents in the last…

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New case of COVID on Lopez brings county count to 39 | Update

Submitted by San Juan County A positive COVID test result has been…

  • Nov 5th, 2020
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Tangled tots, moorage miscreant, canine confusion | San Juan County Sheriff’s Office

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

  • Nov 5th, 2020
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San Juan County a priority in state’s forest plan

The San Juan Islands are heavily and densely forested. Because of this,…

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Guidance on symptoms of COVID and when to stay home from work or school

Submitted by San Juan County As we head into winter, sore throats,…

  • Oct 31st, 2020
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Rick Hughes appointed to National Broadband Task Force

Submitted by the National Association of Counties National Association of Counties (NACo)…

  • Oct 30th, 2020
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Second-half 2020 property taxes are due Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Treasurer, Rhonda Pederson would…

  • Oct 29th, 2020
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Woman charged with hitting a flagger with car in 2018 to be sentenced

Nearly two years after a Friday Harbor flagger was struck by a…

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Contact testing finds new Orcas COVID case

Submitted by San Juan County One new positive COVID test result has…

  • Oct 28th, 2020
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PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center encourages women to get screened

Submitted by PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center October is National Breast Cancer…

  • Oct 27th, 2020
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Whidbey SAR Conducts medevac from Lopez

Submitted by Naval Air Station Whidbey Island A Search and Rescue team…

  • Oct 27th, 2020
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Two new cases of COVID bring county total to 35

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

  • Oct 26th, 2020
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Washington’s ‘Interim COVID-19 Vaccination Plan’ submitted to CDC

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

  • Oct 26th, 2020
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Straying stead, sidelined cycles, San Juan swatting | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 25th, 2020
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Epidemological curve as of Oct. 20, 2020. (Washington State Department of Health/contributed photo)

Concern that climb in cases means ‘fall surge’ is starting

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Data from the Washington…

  • Oct 24th, 2020
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Dispose of prescription drugs and vaping products at take-back events

Submitted by the Washington Health Care Authority People around the state can…

  • Oct 23rd, 2020
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Salmon habitat restored on Sucia Island

On-the-ground work to restore habitat has come to fruition.

  • Oct 23rd, 2020
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San Juan County council candidates weigh in on OPALCO issues

Submitted by Orcas Power & Light Cooperative With the energy world changing…

  • Oct 23rd, 2020
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Council candidates talk environmental concerns

Their reasons for running are as diverse as their personal backgrounds. The…

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Flu vaccine availability in San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County In the time of COVID, being vaccinated…

  • Oct 21st, 2020
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State Supreme Court nullifies Eyman’s $30 car-tab initiative

Justices on Thursday unanimously agreed that voter-approved Initiative 976 is unconstitutional.

  • Oct 21st, 2020
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Take the 2020 ferry rider survey now

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Washington State Ferries encourages customers to participate…

  • Oct 21st, 2020
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Teen thievery, homeless hound, treacherous trees | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 20th, 2020
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EDC, town, Anacortes study economic impacts from Sidney ferry

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

  • Oct 19th, 2020
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Statewide COVID-19 vaccine distribution progress update

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  • Oct 19th, 2020
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PeaceHealth warns of phone scams impacting patients

PeaceHealth Hospital has received reports of recent phone scams, or “vishing” scams.

  • Oct 18th, 2020
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Over 62,796 people and 41 Organizations ask Governor Inslee to Oppose a New Shipping Terminal at the Canadian border

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Canada’s largest port, the Port…

  • Oct 17th, 2020
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San Juan County Lodging Tax Committee announcement

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  • Oct 16th, 2020
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Miscreant moorage, distressed deer, Lopez litter | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 15th, 2020
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New case in San Juan County brings total to 33

Submitted by San Juan County One new positive COVID-19 case has been…

  • Oct 14th, 2020
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San Juan County awards $1.7 million from the Home Fund

The Home Fund is managed with oversight from the Housing Advisory Committee and the County Council.

  • Oct 14th, 2020
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Governor loosens limits on indoor dining

Submitted by San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau As many local restaurants are…

  • Oct 13th, 2020
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Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant Program grantees announced

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

  • Oct 13th, 2020
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Lopez School levy lid losses

Submitted by Kirman Taylor and Bill LeDrew The Lopez Island School District…

  • Oct 13th, 2020
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San Juan County extends CARES Small Business Relief Grant deadline and eligibility

Awards will range up to $5,000 for eligible San Juan County businesses

  • Oct 12th, 2020
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Elections equipment testing, Oct. 14

Logic and accuracy testing is performed prior to every election

  • Oct 10th, 2020
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Elections Q and A with the San Juan County Auditor

Interest is high in this year’s general election.

  • Oct 10th, 2020
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Worn-out welcome, tipsy teens, rogue rental | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 10th, 2020
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