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San Juan County announces 2020 funding round for Home Fund Program

San Juan County announces 2020 funding round for Home Fund Program

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

  • Jun 27th, 2020
San Juan County announces 2020 funding round for Home Fund Program
Viruses don’t discriminate, but we do

Viruses don’t discriminate, but we do

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health In Washington state, 37 percent…

  • Jun 26th, 2020
Viruses don’t discriminate, but we do
More deaths from COVID-19 now added to statewide total as data reporting improves

More deaths from COVID-19 now added to statewide total as data reporting improves

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

  • Jun 26th, 2020
More deaths from COVID-19 now added to statewide total as data reporting improves
Three new cases of COVID-19 in the county

Three new cases of COVID-19 in the county

After nearly six weeks without a new COVID-19 case in San Juan…

Three new cases of COVID-19 in the county
County to request moving to modified Phase Three

County to request moving to modified Phase Three

Submitted by San Juan County Following a recommendation from San Juan County…

  • Jun 24th, 2020
County to request moving to modified Phase Three
Update on recent San Juan County cases

Update on recent San Juan County cases

Submitted by San Juan County Over the past week, San Juan County…

  • Jun 24th, 2020
Update on recent San Juan County cases
Masks required in public statewide starting June 26

Masks required in public statewide starting June 26

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of…

  • Jun 23rd, 2020
Masks required in public statewide starting June 26
Helping businesses, employees customers stay safe

Helping businesses, employees customers stay safe

Submitted by San Juan County There are some relatively simple best practices…

  • Jun 22nd, 2020
Helping businesses, employees customers stay safe
New positive test result reported on Lopez Island

New positive test result reported on Lopez Island

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Health and Community Services…

  • Jun 21st, 2020
New positive test result reported on Lopez Island
Deceased deer, stolen sign, found phone | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Deceased deer, stolen sign, found phone | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 21st, 2020
Deceased deer, stolen sign, found phone | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
Second confirmed COVID-19 case on San Juan Island in a week

Second confirmed COVID-19 case on San Juan Island in a week

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Health and Community Services…

  • Jun 20th, 2020
Second confirmed COVID-19 case on San Juan Island in a week
Second confirmed COVID-19 case on San Juan Island in a week

Second confirmed COVID-19 case on San Juan Island in a week

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Health and Community Services…

  • Jun 20th, 2020
Second confirmed COVID-19 case on San Juan Island in a week
County talks COVID grants

County talks COVID grants

As of June 1, San Juan County has incurred $618,686.87 in COVID-19…

County talks COVID grants

Big changes to the Paycheck Protection Program

Submitted by San Juan County Economic Development Council Businesses should take a…

  • Jun 17th, 2020
Inslee, Kreidler call out Trump administration for targeting transgender patients during Pride month, national pandemic

Inslee, Kreidler call out Trump administration for targeting transgender patients during Pride month, national pandemic

Submitted by the Washington State Officer of the Insurance Commissioner The Trump…

  • Jun 17th, 2020
Inslee, Kreidler call out Trump administration for targeting transgender patients during Pride month, national pandemic
Move to Phase Three postponed

Move to Phase Three postponed

Editor’s note: A new case of COVID-19 in the San Juan Islands…

Move to Phase Three postponed
Lummi Nation logo. (Contributed photo)

Remembering Lummi hereditary chief Bill James

The hereditary chief of the Lummi People Bill Tsi’li’xw James died on…

Lummi Nation logo. (Contributed photo)
Department of Health highlights importance of face coverings, shares additional information

Department of Health highlights importance of face coverings, shares additional information

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health As counties across Washington…

  • Jun 16th, 2020
Department of Health highlights importance of face coverings, shares additional information
Second Black Lives Matter vigil on Lopez

Second Black Lives Matter vigil on Lopez

Submitted by Rhea Miller On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, over 100 Lopezians…

  • Jun 16th, 2020
Second Black Lives Matter vigil on Lopez
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/contributed photo)

New positive test result reported on San Juan Island

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Health and Community Services…

  • Jun 15th, 2020
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/contributed photo)
Current ferry schedules to remain in place

Current ferry schedules to remain in place

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Until further notice, all state ferries will…

  • Jun 15th, 2020
Current ferry schedules to remain in place
K9 catches; mailbox mischief; sibling strife | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

K9 catches; mailbox mischief; sibling strife | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 14th, 2020
K9 catches; mailbox mischief; sibling strife | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
Please stop killing bumble bees: They’re not ‘murder hornets’

Please stop killing bumble bees: They’re not ‘murder hornets’

Beekeepers say residents are mistaking bees and wasps for Asian giant hornets.

Please stop killing bumble bees: They’re not ‘murder hornets’
San Juan County presents ‘2020: A Fair Odyssey’ — an alternative fair

San Juan County presents ‘2020: A Fair Odyssey’ — an alternative fair

Submitted by San Juan County Fair & Fairgrounds On May 26, the…

  • Jun 12th, 2020
San Juan County presents ‘2020: A Fair Odyssey’ — an alternative fair
Friends of the San Juans stands for justice

Friends of the San Juans stands for justice

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Staff The staff of Friends…

  • Jun 11th, 2020
Friends of the San Juans stands for justice
No camping in county campgrounds

No camping in county campgrounds

Submitted by San Juan County By order of the San Juan County…

  • Jun 11th, 2020
No camping in county campgrounds
Mask distribution to San Juan County businesses

Mask distribution to San Juan County businesses

Submitted by San Juan County In order to help support the business…

  • Jun 10th, 2020
Mask distribution to San Juan County businesses
Islanders helping islanders

Islanders helping islanders

Volunteering All volunteering is being coordinated through https://lopezisland.recovers.org Please go there to…

  • Jun 10th, 2020
Islanders helping islanders
Bankruptcy webinar

Bankruptcy webinar

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

  • Jun 8th, 2020
Bankruptcy webinar
San Juan County Courts offer new process for reducing court-ordered debts

San Juan County Courts offer new process for reducing court-ordered debts

Submitted by San Juan County Courts. For those who have court-ordered fines…

  • Jun 7th, 2020
San Juan County Courts offer new process for reducing court-ordered debts
Lopezians honor victims of white supremacy

Lopezians honor victims of white supremacy

Submitted by Rhea Miller Lopezians started arriving silently in ones and twos.…

  • Jun 6th, 2020
Lopezians honor victims of white supremacy
Compensation calamity, taped trespassers, lost license | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Compensation calamity, taped trespassers, lost license | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 6th, 2020
Compensation calamity, taped trespassers, lost license | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
A look at COVID-19 contact tracing

A look at COVID-19 contact tracing

The county, country and the world has seemingly had to learn a…

A look at COVID-19 contact tracing
State Parks offers three free days in June

State Parks offers three free days in June

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

  • Jun 4th, 2020
State Parks offers three free days in June
WSF reminds riders of San Juan Islands’ face-covering requirement

WSF reminds riders of San Juan Islands’ face-covering requirement

Submitted Washington State Ferries Please be advised that San Juan County has…

  • Jun 3rd, 2020
WSF reminds riders of San Juan Islands’ face-covering requirement
EDC introduces ‘Trades Talks’

EDC introduces ‘Trades Talks’

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

  • Jun 3rd, 2020
EDC introduces ‘Trades Talks’
Transient lodging resumes in San Juan County

Transient lodging resumes in San Juan County

Transient lodging in San Juan County can now resume at 50 percent…

  • Jun 3rd, 2020
Transient lodging resumes in San Juan County
Case exposure on San Juan Island

Case exposure on San Juan Island

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Health & Community…

  • Jun 3rd, 2020
Case exposure on San Juan Island
Community Conversations, week seven

Community Conversations, week seven

Submitted by San Juan County After taking a week off, COVID-19 Community…

  • May 31st, 2020
Community Conversations, week seven
Statement from sheriff regarding protestest

Statement from sheriff regarding protestest

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs Over the last few…

  • May 31st, 2020
Statement from sheriff regarding protestest