Orcas man’s death ruled as drowning

  • Jul 6, 2015 at 2:31PM

The autopsy of an Orcas Island man found off of a North Whidbey beach June 24 showed he died of saltwater drowning, according to Island County coroner Robert Bishop.

County-wide outdoor burn ban starts July 10

  • Jul 6, 2015 at 3:12PM

The San Juan County Fire Marshal’s Office in partnership with the San Juan County Fire Chiefs’ have determined that current weather conditions within San Juan County have created substantial fire dangers and that there is a need to enact restriction on outdoor burning to all lands regulated by San Juan County.

Islanders weigh in on streetlights

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Jul 6, 2015 at 11:31AM

“We feel that low-level pathway lighting would be a positive addition to town,” said Chamber Director Lance Evans. He said the chamber's concern is with pedestrian safety, particularly on North Beach Road, as well as ensuring Eastsound is inviting to visitors after dark falls.

OPAL to host open house about proposed rental project

  • Jul 6, 2015 at 8:00AM

An open house is scheduled on Tuesday, July 14, beginning at 6 p.m., so the community can view alternative preliminary site plan concepts for OPAL Community Land Trust’s proposed rental housing in Eastsound.

Fires in British Columbia causing smoke-filled skies in San Juans

  • Jul 5, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 8:50PM

"We don't know when at this point will clear up," said Acting Fire Chief Mik Presyz. "Those who have allergies or asthma are encouraged to stay indoors."

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