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Fraudulent finances, weapons wrongdoing, raucous retorts | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Fraudulent finances, weapons wrongdoing, raucous retorts | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 28th, 2020
Fraudulent finances, weapons wrongdoing, raucous retorts | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
Coffelt Farm Preserve draft Stewardship and Management Plan open for public comment

Coffelt Farm Preserve draft Stewardship and Management Plan open for public comment

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank San Juan County Land…

  • May 27th, 2020
Coffelt Farm Preserve draft Stewardship and Management Plan open for public comment
The do’s and don’ts of wearing a cloth face covering

The do’s and don’ts of wearing a cloth face covering

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health Although there is currently no…

  • May 26th, 2020
The do’s and don’ts of wearing a cloth face covering
Comprehensive Plan update drafts available for review

Comprehensive Plan update drafts available for review

Submitted by San Juan County. New draft documents of the San Juan…

  • May 25th, 2020
Comprehensive Plan update drafts available for review
Beware of unemployment frauds

Beware of unemployment frauds

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office As more unemployment fraud…

  • May 25th, 2020
Beware of unemployment frauds
Blame and mistrust hurt people, help spread hope and connection

Blame and mistrust hurt people, help spread hope and connection

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Misinformation about COVID-19 can…

  • May 25th, 2020
Blame and mistrust hurt people, help spread hope and connection
The 2020 Memorial Day Weekend in the San Juan Islands

The 2020 Memorial Day Weekend in the San Juan Islands

Submitted by San Juan County With roots dating back to the Civil…

  • May 24th, 2020
The 2020 Memorial Day Weekend in the San Juan Islands
San Juan County approved for Phase Two

San Juan County approved for Phase Two

San Juan County has entered Phase Two of the state’s Start Safe…

  • May 23rd, 2020
San Juan County approved for Phase Two
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San Juan County seeks “con” committee members for voters’ guide statements

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County is seeking volunteers to…

  • May 23rd, 2020
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Lessons from a past pandemic

Lessons from a past pandemic

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Do you know of…

  • May 23rd, 2020
Lessons from a past pandemic
Face covering signage for businesses and other organizations

Face covering signage for businesses and other organizations

Submitted by San Juan County In order to help San Juan County…

  • May 22nd, 2020
Face covering signage for businesses and other organizations
Purloined post, marina moorage, a flurry of frauds | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Purloined post, marina moorage, a flurry of frauds | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 22nd, 2020
Purloined post, marina moorage, a flurry of frauds | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
An infodemic

An infodemic

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health The World Health Organization has…

  • May 21st, 2020
An infodemic
San Juan County COVID update

San Juan County COVID update

During a special joint meeting on May 11, the San Juan County…

San Juan County COVID update
New San Juan County Health Officer Order on Face Coverings

New San Juan County Health Officer Order on Face Coverings

Submitted by San Juan County Supported by the San Juan County Council,…

  • May 18th, 2020
New San Juan County Health Officer Order on Face Coverings
Inslee announces contact tracing initiative

Inslee announces contact tracing initiative

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Confidential efforts will help businesses open…

  • May 18th, 2020
Inslee announces contact tracing initiative

Face coverings to be required in public in San Juan County

The San Juan County Board of Health agreed in a six-to-one vote…

State Parks Boating Program promotes National Safe Boating Week, May 16-22

State Parks Boating Program promotes National Safe Boating Week, May 16-22

Submitted by the Washington State Parks Now that restrictions on outdoor recreation…

  • May 17th, 2020
State Parks Boating Program promotes National Safe Boating Week, May 16-22
Report COVID-related scams to the sheriff

Report COVID-related scams to the sheriff

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff’s Office The San Juan County Sheriff’s…

  • May 16th, 2020
Report COVID-related scams to the sheriff
CDC video: ‘How COVID-19 can spread in a community’

CDC video: ‘How COVID-19 can spread in a community’

In the following video released by the Centers for Disease Control and…

  • May 16th, 2020
CDC video: ‘How COVID-19 can spread in a community’
Drop in vaccination leaves children vulnerable to other diseases

Drop in vaccination leaves children vulnerable to other diseases

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health Immunization rates among children appear…

  • May 15th, 2020
Drop in vaccination leaves children vulnerable to other diseases
Investigation concludes former Lopez secondary school principal sexually harassed coworkers

Investigation concludes former Lopez secondary school principal sexually harassed coworkers

Submitted by Lopez Island School District An investigation into allegations of workplace…

  • May 14th, 2020
Investigation concludes former Lopez secondary school principal sexually harassed coworkers
Washington’s COVID-19 Safe Start FAQ

Washington’s COVID-19 Safe Start FAQ

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health The quickest way to reopen…

  • May 14th, 2020
Washington’s COVID-19 Safe Start FAQ

Antibody testing – there are no shortcuts to success

Submitted by San Juan County There is nothing anyone of us wants…

  • May 13th, 2020

BLM Spokane District restores access to some recreation sites for day use

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

  • May 13th, 2020
COVID-19 Community Conversations, week five

COVID-19 Community Conversations, week five

Submitted by San Juan County This week, “COVID-19 Community Conversations” continues with…

  • May 13th, 2020
COVID-19 Community Conversations, week five

Lovelett bill to boost fresh fruits and vegetables program passes Senate

A bill that would promote healthy foods and diets for those enrolled…

  • May 12th, 2020
Inslee announces three Safe Start advisory groups

Inslee announces three Safe Start advisory groups

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee announced members of…

  • May 12th, 2020
Inslee announces three Safe Start advisory groups
Owl owie, poultry protection, renegade RV | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Owl owie, poultry protection, renegade RV | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 12th, 2020
Owl owie, poultry protection, renegade RV | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
Stuck at Home? WSU Extension, DNR offer free online classes to enhance your forested property

Stuck at Home? WSU Extension, DNR offer free online classes to enhance your forested property

Submitted by Washington State Department of Natural Resources The COVID-19 outbreak is…

  • May 12th, 2020
Stuck at Home? WSU Extension, DNR offer free online classes to enhance your forested property
Local governments poised to receive nearly $300 million in coronavirus relief

Local governments poised to receive nearly $300 million in coronavirus relief

Commerce begins distributing federal CARES Act funds to strengthen community emergency responses

  • May 11th, 2020
Local governments poised to receive nearly $300 million in coronavirus relief
Larsen virtually launches re-election campaign

Larsen virtually launches re-election campaign

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s office Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, announced he…

  • May 11th, 2020
Larsen virtually launches re-election campaign
Dueling dogs, walking women, ambiguous access | San Juan County Sheriff’s Office

Dueling dogs, walking women, ambiguous access | San Juan County Sheriff’s Office

The San Juan County Sheriffs Office responded to the following calls. Apr.…

  • May 9th, 2020
Dueling dogs, walking women, ambiguous access | San Juan County Sheriff’s Office
Good news — new forage fish spawning beaches found

Good news — new forage fish spawning beaches found

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans This winter, Friends of the…

  • May 8th, 2020
Good news — new forage fish spawning beaches found
Community conversations, week four

Community conversations, week four

Submitted by San Juan County The “COVID-19 Community Conversations” series continues this…

  • May 7th, 2020
Community conversations, week four
Fifteenth confirmed case of COVID in the county on San Juan Island

Fifteenth confirmed case of COVID in the county on San Juan Island

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

  • May 5th, 2020
Fifteenth confirmed case of COVID in the county on San Juan Island
Help local nonprofits during GiveBig, May 5 & 6

Help local nonprofits during GiveBig, May 5 & 6

GiveBIG Washington is a fundraising event that began on April 15 and…

  • May 5th, 2020
Help local nonprofits during GiveBig, May 5 & 6
How the 2020 Census benefits San Juan County, islanders

How the 2020 Census benefits San Juan County, islanders

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s office and the San Juan County Council…

  • May 5th, 2020
How the 2020 Census benefits San Juan County, islanders
Inslee signs “Safe Start” phased re-open plan

Inslee signs “Safe Start” phased re-open plan

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Some businesses could re-open as early…

  • May 4th, 2020
Inslee signs “Safe Start” phased re-open plan
San Juan County State Parks to open for day use on May 5

San Juan County State Parks to open for day use on May 5

Submitted by San Juan County On April 27, Gov. Inslee announced a…

  • May 4th, 2020
San Juan County State Parks to open for day use on May 5