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Lopez students sent home early over security threat

Following a tip that there may be a weapon hidden on campus,…

Lopez Village Plan public hearing, Oct. 14

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council public hearing…

  • Oct 10th, 2019

Lopez man found guilty for burglary and mischief

Darren Adam Hayes, 57, of Lopez, was found guilty in the San…

Marijuana moratorium extended another six months

It may be another year before another marijuana production or processing permit…

Open seats in county boards and committees

The county council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill…

  • Oct 8th, 2019

Chicken-killing canines, boundary-breaking bovines, lockbox lift | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 5th, 2019
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                                Tina Whitman and Jess Newley.

Restoring forage fish habitat

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans During the recent daytime low…

  • Oct 4th, 2019
Contributed photo
                                Tina Whitman and Jess Newley.
Lopez Island School District Board Chairman John Helding speaks to a room full of Lopezians at the Sept. 25 school board meeting. <em>(Mandi Johnson/staff photo)</em>

Lopez community weighs in on harassment allegations against staff member

It was standing room only at the first Lopez Island School Board…

Lopez Island School District Board Chairman John Helding speaks to a room full of Lopezians at the Sept. 25 school board meeting. <em>(Mandi Johnson/staff photo)</em>

Message from Lopez Youth

Submitted by Isara Greacen On Friday, Sept. 20, Lopez youth and adults…

  • Oct 1st, 2019

An update on county programs

As the summer came to an abrupt end and fall took ahold…

Seat belt scofflaws, fender flares failure, mooring miscreant | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following. Sept. 11…

  • Sep 28th, 2019

New license plates to benefit San Juan Island stewardship available Oct. 1

Submitted by San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Washington’s new San Juan…

  • Sep 27th, 2019

Paramedic Tracie Red Elk is retiring

Submitted by Lopez Fire and EMS After 19 years of dedicated service…

  • Sep 24th, 2019

Living green is an achievable goal | Guest column

Submitted by Lopez Community Land Trust Lopez Community Land Trust received word…

  • Sep 22nd, 2019

Register to vote at the library

Submitted by Ande Finley For the second year in a row, Huddle…

  • Sep 21st, 2019

BLM Monument Advisory Committee to meet on Lopez

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

  • Sep 21st, 2019

Repair Café, Qi-Gong, an author talk and a writing workshop at the Lopez Library

Submitted by the Lopez Island Library The Lopez Library has a number…

  • Sep 18th, 2019

Black-tail deer hunting season now open at Lopez Hill Preserve

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank Make some room in your…

  • Sep 17th, 2019

Lopez participates in global climate strike

Submitted by Nikyta Palmisani Lopez Island will join 150 countries around the…

  • Sep 17th, 2019

Missing meds, bizarre behavior, nasty neighbors | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 17th, 2019

Former Lopez Island secondary principal accused of sexual harassment

Warning: This story contains explicit details of alleged sexual harassment. Eight Lopez…

Deceitful driver; loose livestock; noise nuisance | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following. Aug. 27…

  • Sep 13th, 2019

Lopez Island School District releases statement about sexual harassment allegations

On behalf of the Lopez Island School District and School Board, we…

  • Sep 13th, 2019

Drilling into the past at Hummel Lake

Submitted by Kwiaht Kwiaht researchers and students have recovered a 30-foot long…

  • Sep 12th, 2019

Bogus Benjamin, Lopez landing, ferry feud | San Juan County Sheriff Log

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

  • Sep 7th, 2019

New videos show tsunami potential from Cascadia quake

Though the islands seem safely protected in Salish Sea from any tsunami…

Mandi Johnson/staff photo
                                Forester and ecologist Carson Sprenger, director of Orcas-based Rain Shadow Consulting.

Forest management solutions in the San Juans

Wildfires are an inconvenience that those living along the West Coast have…

Mandi Johnson/staff photo
                                Forester and ecologist Carson Sprenger, director of Orcas-based Rain Shadow Consulting.

Conservancy groups sue Trump administration for failing to protect the Southern residents

Submitted by the Wild Fish Conservancy The Center for Biological Diversity and…

  • Sep 1st, 2019

Power tool pilfer, teen troubles and rejected RVs | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following. Aug. 14…

  • Aug 31st, 2019
All riders fo stand up paddleboards should wear a life jacket to save them from drowning should they fall in. (Contributed<em> photo)</em>

State Parks Boating Program reminds paddlers to be safe

Marine law enforcement agencies on Washington state’s marine and fresh waterways will…

  • Aug 30th, 2019
All riders fo stand up paddleboards should wear a life jacket to save them from drowning should they fall in. (Contributed<em> photo)</em>
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Labor Day weekend means more travelers, extra travel time

Submitted by Washington State Department of Transportation The last holiday weekend of…

  • Aug 28th, 2019
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Worldwide fisheries experts gather in Seattle to save wild salmon

Submitted by The World Salmon Forum With many wild salmon populations on…

  • Aug 26th, 2019
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                                As his wife, Heather, looks on, John Norman gets a hug from his daughter Amber Nelson and granddaughter Ashlee Nelson (right) after his replica of the Spirit of St. Louis flew for the first time from Arlington Municipal Airport on July 28.

Former Lopez resident builds Spirit of St. Louis replica

A plane like the one Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic logged its first flight in Arlington.

Andy Bronson/contributed photo
                                As his wife, Heather, looks on, John Norman gets a hug from his daughter Amber Nelson and granddaughter Ashlee Nelson (right) after his replica of the Spirit of St. Louis flew for the first time from Arlington Municipal Airport on July 28.

Sauntering sheep, cruising cows and canine chicken-killers | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 24th, 2019

New state funding formula results in deficit budget for Lopez School

Submitted by Lopez Island School District New state-mandated restrictions on the local…

  • Aug 21st, 2019

State seeks to strengthen spill strategy

Submitted by the Washington Department of Ecology An oil spill could pose…

  • Aug 19th, 2019

Three Southern resident orcas missing, presumed dead

From 76 to 73, the Southern resident orca population officially dropped by…

San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 17th, 2019
Washington State Ferries’ Suquamish as seen her during recent sea trials. <em>(Photo credit: Washington State Ferries)</em>

Ferry fare changes coming this fall

Submitted by The Washington State Transportation Commission The Washington State Transportation Commission…

  • Aug 16th, 2019
Washington State Ferries’ Suquamish as seen her during recent sea trials. <em>(Photo credit: Washington State Ferries)</em>
San Juan Island is the only place in the world that the Island Marble Butterfly is known to exist. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services/contributed photo)

State and federal agencies work to save endangered butterfly

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is announcing the start…

  • Aug 16th, 2019
San Juan Island is the only place in the world that the Island Marble Butterfly is known to exist. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services/contributed photo)