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‘Plastic Free July’ goes local with the launch of the Plastic Free Salish Sea campaign

‘Plastic Free July’ goes local with the launch of the Plastic Free Salish Sea campaign

Submitted by Plastic Free Salish Sea Plastic Free July, https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/, is a…

  • Jul 28th, 2020
‘Plastic Free July’ goes local with the launch of the Plastic Free Salish Sea campaign
San Juan County COVID-19 update

San Juan County COVID-19 update

San Juan County will remain in Phase Two for the foreseeable future.…

San Juan County COVID-19 update
New cases on Lopez and San Juan

New cases on Lopez and San Juan

Over the weekend, two new cases of COVID-19 were announced in San…

  • Jul 26th, 2020
New cases on Lopez and San Juan
FAQ for employers and businesses regarding positive COVID tests

FAQ for employers and businesses regarding positive COVID tests

Submitted by San Juan County As the islands enter the sixth month…

  • Jul 26th, 2020
FAQ for employers and businesses regarding positive COVID tests
Cornered canine, boat blaze, sidewalk sleeper | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Cornered canine, boat blaze, sidewalk sleeper | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 25th, 2020
Cornered canine, boat blaze, sidewalk sleeper | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
Application for Phase Three returned to San Juan County

Application for Phase Three returned to San Juan County

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health Washington State Secretary of Health…

  • Jul 24th, 2020
Application for Phase Three returned to San Juan County
New COVID case on San Juan brings county count to 26

New COVID case on San Juan brings county count to 26

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

  • Jul 23rd, 2020
New COVID case on San Juan brings county count to 26
New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three

New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three

Editor’s note: On July 22, a new case was identified on Orcas…

New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three
Friends of the San Juans receives $5,000 grant

Friends of the San Juans receives $5,000 grant

Submitted by Keta Legacy Foundation Virtual reality. Open-air classroom space. Online underwater…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
Friends of the San Juans receives $5,000 grant
Department of Health publishes detailed COVID-19 preliminary death data report

Department of Health publishes detailed COVID-19 preliminary death data report

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health In the continuing effort to…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
Department of Health publishes detailed COVID-19 preliminary death data report
Ballots are on the way for Washington’s Aug. 4 Primary

Ballots are on the way for Washington’s Aug. 4 Primary

Submitted by the Washington Secretary of State Registered voters throughout Washington will…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
Ballots are on the way for Washington’s Aug. 4 Primary
New case of COVID on Orcas

New case of COVID on Orcas

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

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
New case of COVID on Orcas
Inslee announces steps to address COVID-19 spread

Inslee announces steps to address COVID-19 spread

Steps include smaller gathering size limits and ban on live entertainment

  • Jul 21st, 2020
Inslee announces steps to address COVID-19 spread
Get on board with safety during Paddle Safe Week, July 19-25

Get on board with safety during Paddle Safe Week, July 19-25

Submitted by Washinton State Parks The Washington State Parks Boating Program wants…

  • Jul 20th, 2020
Get on board with safety during Paddle Safe Week, July 19-25
Missing microscope, stolen sailboat, drone drive-bys | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Missing microscope, stolen sailboat, drone drive-bys | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 19th, 2020
Missing microscope, stolen sailboat, drone drive-bys | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
A look at San Juan County Council candidates

A look at San Juan County Council candidates

This fall, San Juan County residents will be voting for two positions…

  • Jul 18th, 2020
A look at San Juan County Council candidates
Testing of close contacts identifies two new COVID cases on San Juan

Testing of close contacts identifies two new COVID cases on San Juan

Submitted by San Juan County Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been…

  • Jul 16th, 2020
Testing of close contacts identifies two new COVID cases on San Juan
Digging deeper into contact tracing

Digging deeper into contact tracing

A more detailed look at how public health staff work to limit the spread of COVID in our community.

  • Jul 16th, 2020
Digging deeper into contact tracing
County council hopefuls meet in online forums

County council hopefuls meet in online forums

Eight people are vying for two positions on the San Juan County…

County council hopefuls meet in online forums

John Geyman, M.D. announces the publication of his new book: Profiteering, Corruption and Fraud in U.S. Health Care

Submitted by Emily Geyman John Geyman, M.D. has a new book: Profiteering,…

  • Jul 14th, 2020
Friends don’t let friends spread COVID-19

Friends don’t let friends spread COVID-19

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 in Washington is now…

  • Jul 14th, 2020
Friends don’t let friends spread COVID-19
Three new cases of COVID reported on San Juan Island

Three new cases of COVID reported on San Juan Island

Submitted by San Juan County Over the weekend of July 11-12, three…

  • Jul 13th, 2020
Three new cases of COVID reported on San Juan Island
Top ten reasons to wear a mask

Top ten reasons to wear a mask

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health 10. So the kids…

  • Jul 13th, 2020
Top ten reasons to wear a mask
Public asked to protect honey bees by reporting sightings of the invasive Asian giant hornet

Public asked to protect honey bees by reporting sightings of the invasive Asian giant hornet

Submitted by the State of Washington Recreation and Conservation Office As summer…

  • Jul 12th, 2020
Public asked to protect honey bees by reporting sightings of the invasive Asian giant hornet
(Washington State Ferries Twitter/Contributed photo)

Washington State Ferries continues to operate through a global pandemic

Washington State Ferries is not immune to COVID-19, according to Amy Scarton.…

(Washington State Ferries Twitter/Contributed photo)
County phases, climbing cases should mean altered summer travel plans for most Washingtonians

County phases, climbing cases should mean altered summer travel plans for most Washingtonians

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

  • Jul 10th, 2020
County phases, climbing cases should mean altered summer travel plans for most Washingtonians
Crashed cycle, touring toddler, abandoned auto | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Crashed cycle, touring toddler, abandoned auto | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 10th, 2020
Crashed cycle, touring toddler, abandoned auto | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Take It Or Leave It is reopening

Editor’s note: Take It or Leave It has revised its reopening to…

  • Jul 9th, 2020
County gives $40,000 to each resource center for rental assistance

County gives $40,000 to each resource center for rental assistance

The county has nearly tripled its emergency rental assistance contribution to resource…

County gives $40,000 to each resource center for rental assistance
Myths and facts about cloth face coverings

Myths and facts about cloth face coverings

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

  • Jul 9th, 2020
Myths and facts about cloth face coverings
San Juan County Fair goes virtual

San Juan County Fair goes virtual

No matter what phase the county is in when fair dates arrive,…

  • Jul 9th, 2020
San Juan County Fair goes virtual
A reminder that the Southern resident orcas are still struggling

A reminder that the Southern resident orcas are still struggling

The Southern resident orcas waited until the very end of June to…

A reminder that the Southern resident orcas are still struggling
OPALCO warns of scammers

OPALCO warns of scammers

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative Orcas Power and Light Cooperative…

  • Jul 8th, 2020
OPALCO warns of scammers
Keep your child safe by staying up to date on vaccinations during COVID-19

Keep your child safe by staying up to date on vaccinations during COVID-19

Submitted by San Juan County While there isn’t a vaccine against COVID-19…

  • Jul 7th, 2020
Keep your child safe by staying up to date on vaccinations during COVID-19
Logic and accuracy testing

Logic and accuracy testing

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

  • Jul 7th, 2020
Logic and accuracy testing
New COVID-19 reports show concerning patterns of inequity, rise in cases among younger people

New COVID-19 reports show concerning patterns of inequity, rise in cases among younger people

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

  • Jul 7th, 2020
New COVID-19 reports show concerning patterns of inequity, rise in cases among younger people

Inslee announces funding for rent assistance, tribal recovery, small businesses and nonprofits

Submitted by the Office of Governor Jay Inslee Distributed this week to…

  • Jul 7th, 2020
Taxpayers should file by July 15 tax deadline; automatic extension to Oct. 15 available

Taxpayers should file by July 15 tax deadline; automatic extension to Oct. 15 available

Submitted by the Internal Revenue Service The Department of the Treasury and…

  • Jul 7th, 2020
Taxpayers should file by July 15 tax deadline; automatic extension to Oct. 15 available
Lieutenant Governor Primary Forum, July 9

Lieutenant Governor Primary Forum, July 9

Submitted by the League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund The…

  • Jul 7th, 2020
Lieutenant Governor Primary Forum, July 9
State Parks urges Fourth of July revelers to recreate responsibly

State Parks urges Fourth of July revelers to recreate responsibly

Submitted by Washington State Parks The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission…

  • Jul 3rd, 2020
State Parks urges Fourth of July revelers to recreate responsibly