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OPALCO Election opens March 22

Submitted by Orcas Power & Light Cooperative OPALCO members are owners of…

  • Mar 21st, 2021
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Survey to Assess Number of Unvaccinated Islanders Who Are 65 and Older

Submitted by San Juan County To better understand the current need for…

  • Mar 21st, 2021
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Phases and tiers: Increased vaccine eligibility and reopening

Submitted by San Juan County Info below will attempt to provide some…

  • Mar 21st, 2021
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Vote counting equipment testing March 23

Submitted by San Juan County A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot…

  • Mar 21st, 2021
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County receives COVID vaccine for teachers

Submitted by San Juan County In a great piece of news, on…

  • Mar 21st, 2021
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Science journalist Judith Schwartz keynotes Land Trust’s Annual Meeting

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  • Mar 18th, 2021
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Whale Museum goes virtual with workshop for marine naturalists

Submitted by the Whale Museum The Whale Museum (TWM) is holding an…

  • Mar 15th, 2021
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San Juan County COVID first dose open registration, March 15

New Vaccine Registration Window: MONDAY MARCH 15th @ 9AM Those who are…

  • Mar 14th, 2021
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Sweepstakes scam, mammal misfortune, vehicle vandals | The San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 13th, 2021
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Statewide move to Phase 3 of recovery plan, return to spectator events and Phase 1B, Tier 2 vaccine eligibility

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee announced on March…

  • Mar 12th, 2021
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Gottmans win national award

Submitted by the Gottman Institute From time to time, individuals come along…

  • Mar 11th, 2021
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Local author launches new work

Submitted by Skye Burn Known for her innovative and impactful Social Artistry,…

  • Mar 9th, 2021
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Charter Review Commission to hold town hall meetings

By Minor Lile Sounder Contributor In an effort to solicit input from…

  • Mar 9th, 2021
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San Juan County’s vacation rental discussion continues

San Juan County has issued permits for 1,002 vacation rentals, according to…

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Jennifer Johnston's third-grade class.

Island schools talk reopening strategies

For some island students, it’s been 11 months since they walked the…

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Jennifer Johnston's third-grade class.
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Don’t write-off the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, says San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County As most are aware, the Johnson &…

  • Mar 8th, 2021
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San Juan County goes two weeks without a COVID case

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

  • Mar 5th, 2021
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Roll out of COVID vaccine to date in San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County As vaccine distribution efforts continue, it is…

  • Mar 5th, 2021
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OPALCO 2021 Board Candidates

As a cooperative, OPALCO holds elections for its board positions on an…

  • Mar 4th, 2021
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Ferry fracas, tree trouble, anonymous accidents | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 2nd, 2021
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SCAM ALERT: Someone is impersonating SJC Sheriff’s office to swindle money

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff’s office San Juan County Sheriff’s office…

  • Feb 24th, 2021
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Inslee signs COVID-19 relief bill, allocating $2.2 billion in federal funding

By Patric Haerle WNPA News Service Additional relief in response to the…

  • Feb 24th, 2021
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A variety of spurge laurels to help identify the noxious plant.

Purge the spurge

Jason A. Ontjes, Program Coordinator San Juan County Noxious Weed Control Program…

  • Feb 24th, 2021
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A variety of spurge laurels to help identify the noxious plant.
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COVID-19 vaccine distribution update from the Washington State Department of Health

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

  • Feb 23rd, 2021
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Tony Parkin (center), the new executive director of the Islands’ Oil Spill Association, and family. (Contributed photo)

New Islands’ Oil Spill Association Executive Director

Submitted by Islands’ Oil Spill Association Tony Parkin has been hired as…

  • Feb 23rd, 2021
Tony Parkin (center), the new executive director of the Islands’ Oil Spill Association, and family. (Contributed photo)
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Charter Review Commission recap

by Minor Lile Sounder contributor The San Juan County Charter Review Commission…

  • Feb 22nd, 2021
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Invasive Species Awareness Week, Feb. 22-28

Submitted by Washington Recreation and Conservation Office Gov. Jay Inslee, in partnership…

  • Feb 22nd, 2021
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Snowy sliders, deer deception, wayward watch | The San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Feb 22nd, 2021
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L125 pops its head out of the water as it swims alongside mother L86 on Feb. 17, 2021. (Center for Whale Research/Contributed photo)

Oh, baby! Southern residents welcome new calf to L Pod

Submitted by The Center for Whale Research The Center for Whale Research…

  • Feb 20th, 2021
L125 pops its head out of the water as it swims alongside mother L86 on Feb. 17, 2021. (Center for Whale Research/Contributed photo)
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Don’t register for the COVID vaccine if you’re not eligible, a plea from San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County Though the number of vaccine doses available…

  • Feb 19th, 2021
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Three new cases in San Juan County over the past week

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  • Feb 19th, 2021
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2018 grant cycle funded Mudd Bay/Sucia island habitat restoration project. Pocket beaches are a critical thing for juvenile salmon.

Washington State Department of Ecology now accepting grant applications for restoration projects

Ecology now accepting grant applications for restoration projects

  • Feb 18th, 2021
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2018 grant cycle funded Mudd Bay/Sucia island habitat restoration project. Pocket beaches are a critical thing for juvenile salmon.
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Shell refinery in Anacortes penalized by EPA

Company pays $191,000 penalty for 2015 event that sickened locals

  • Feb 18th, 2021
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Jailed jive, failed firewood-filch, speeder slowdowns | The San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Feb 17th, 2021
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County’s COVID vaccine shipment delayed by bad weather

Submitted by San Juan County Affected vaccine clinics: • Wednesday 2/17 –…

  • Feb 16th, 2021
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Mandatory boater education for paddleboarders sinks in Legislature

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service A bill that would have required…

  • Feb 16th, 2021
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Additional health officer recommendations regarding school reopening

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Health Officer Dr. Frank…

  • Feb 13th, 2021
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Tremor event draws regional attention

Thousands of tremors rattled under Vancouver Island between Jan. 26 and Feb.…

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San Juan County case count update

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

  • Feb 12th, 2021
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Statewide COVID-19 vaccine distribution update

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

  • Feb 12th, 2021
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