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Trash collected by kayak on Henry Island. (Photo courtesy of Body Boat Blade International)

Spring 2021 Great Islands Clean-up a success

Submitted by San Juan County. One hundred thirty-eight miles of road and…

  • May 28th, 2021
Trash collected by kayak on Henry Island. (Photo courtesy of Body Boat Blade International)
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County announces an end to its COVID vaccine clinics

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Vaccine Team will…

  • May 28th, 2021
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Two new COVID cases over the past week brings county total to 189

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

  • May 28th, 2021
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Islanders gathered on May 11 at Madrona Point.

Lummi Totem pole visits the San Juans

by Stephanie Buffum San Juan Islands Stop-over Coordinator Many thanks to more…

  • May 26th, 2021
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Islanders gathered on May 11 at Madrona Point.
Call for performers to virtial fair

Performers needed for the virtual county fair

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Fair is looking for…

  • May 22nd, 2021
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Seven new cases of COVID on Orcas since last update

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

  • May 21st, 2021
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Samish ferry out of service; handful of May 20 sailings canceled

Submitted by Washington State Ferries As of 10:20 a.m., on Thursday, May…

  • May 20th, 2021
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The charter review commission meets weekly.

CRC considers sub-committee recommendations

By Minor Lile Contributor After several weeks of work at the subcommittee…

  • May 20th, 2021
The charter review commission meets weekly.
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New Washington Orca Recovery Coordinator named

Submitted by the State of Washington Recreation and Conservation office Gov. Jay…

  • May 18th, 2021
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Rotting refuse, stuck truck, minor motorist | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 17th, 2021
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Friday Harbor landlord charged with burglary and voyeurism

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office is seeking information from former tenants…

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Washington State Ferries hosting virtual meetings May 25 and 26

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Ferry riders, commuters and terminal neighbors are…

  • May 16th, 2021
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Larsen and Stephens hold a town hall

On May 8, San Juan County Council Chair Jamie Stephens and the…

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Masks still required on ferries

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Please be advised that while the Centers…

  • May 14th, 2021
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Masks still required in San Juan County businesses

Submitted by San Juan County As many are no doubt aware, the…

  • May 14th, 2021
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Menacing mutt, relic remains, minor’s missteps | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 14th, 2021
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An update on COVID vaccines for teens in San Juan County

UPDATE: On May 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved…

  • May 13th, 2021
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Lawmakers send a $59 billion budget to the governor

By Sydney Brown, WNPA News Service As the end of the mostly…

  • May 13th, 2021
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2021 County Home Fund monies now available

Submitted by San Juan County Health & Community Services Approved by voters…

  • May 12th, 2021
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A COVID update from San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County This Hot Topic is going to provide…

  • May 11th, 2021
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Running for public office? Candidate Filing Week is May 17-21

Submitted by the Washington Secretary of State’s office Candidate Filing Week is…

  • May 10th, 2021
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Lifted loo, filched flags, parking patter | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 9th, 2021
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Learn Construction Project Management with the EDC

Submitted by the San Juan EDC Those seeking to build their career…

  • May 6th, 2021
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Findings of Vessel Drift and Response Analysis revealed

San Juan County, in partnership with Nuka Research & Planning Group LLC…

  • May 6th, 2021
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Monument Advisory Committee to meet virtually

The Bureau of Land Management will hold a meeting of the San…

  • May 6th, 2021
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Inslee announces two-week pause on phases; every county will remain in its current phase

From Gov. Jay Inslee’s Office Gov. Jay Inslee announced a two-week pause…

  • May 6th, 2021
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Larsen hosts virtual town hall with Councilmember Stephens

On Saturday, May 8, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will host a virtual…

  • May 6th, 2021
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Summer surcharge and new WSF fares effective May 1

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Washington State Ferries’ summer surcharge on fares…

  • May 6th, 2021
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Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund opens for new applications

Gov. Jay Inslee announced applications will be accepted for the next round…

  • May 6th, 2021
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San Juan County Fair’s new Market Series

As part of the 2021 Virtual San Juan County Fair “Lettuce Entertain…

  • May 5th, 2021
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Mobile app helps boaters follow Puget Sound no discharge zone rule

Submitted by Washington Sea Grant “Pumpout Nav” is a free, simple tool…

  • May 4th, 2021
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OPALCO recaps its 2021 annual meeting

On Saturday, April 24, Doug Marshall of the member Election and Governance…

  • May 3rd, 2021
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Captive cat, gallivanting goat, missing mutt | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

This week’s Sheriff’s Log included several incidents regarding mental health issues. They…

  • May 2nd, 2021
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Ece Kocak, a volunteer driver on Lopez.

IslandRides comes to Orcas after flourishing on San Juan and Lopez

For those who do not drive or have access to a vehicle,…

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Ece Kocak, a volunteer driver on Lopez.

Lummi Nation totem stops at islands on way to Wash., D.C.

A totem pole carved at the Lummi Nation from a 400-year-old red…

  • May 1st, 2021
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Case count and vaccine distribution update

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

  • Apr 30th, 2021
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Contributed photo/Ron Myers streams on www.OrcasCenter.org on Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m.

Pianist Ron Myers streams Orcas Center performance

Submitted by Orcas Center. Orcas Center is pleased to present island legend,…

  • Apr 30th, 2021
Contributed photo/Ron Myers streams on www.OrcasCenter.org on Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m.

Port of Lopez wins grant for pump-out vessel

Submitted by The Port of Lopez It was announced last week that…

  • Apr 30th, 2021
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Solar Town Hall May 5 – OPALCO workshops begin

Submitted by OPALCO Interested in solar? A Solar Town Hall is the…

  • Apr 30th, 2021
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Messages in a bottle.

ReMakery opens on Lopez Island

In January of 2021, the Department of Ecology announced that due to…

  • Apr 29th, 2021
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Messages in a bottle.