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3.1-magnitude earthquake hits San Juan Islands

The United States Geological Survey website reports that a 3.1-magnitude earthquake struck…

  • Feb 5th, 2018 2:18pm

San Juan County addiction recovery house may be funded

The struggles to stop addiction can be heightened on the rural islands…

  • Jan 31st, 2018 1:30am

San Juan employers learn how to apply new paid sick leave law

San Juan County employees are guaranteed sick leave, starting this year, thanks…

  • Jan 29th, 2018 11:19pm
Contributed photo/Washington State Department of Transportation
                                The interior of the Hyak is virtually unchanged since it was first built, 51 years ago.

A ferry tale ending | The Hyak may be decommissioned in 2018

After roughly half a century of service, one of Washington State Ferries’…

  • Jan 27th, 2018 9:37am
Contributed photo/Washington State Department of Transportation
                                The interior of the Hyak is virtually unchanged since it was first built, 51 years ago.
Contributed image/San Juan County
                                This chart shows the various outdoor recreation activities visitors said they participated in on the island.

Study explains what draws visitors to San Juan Islands

The results of one San Juan County visitor survey are in and…

  • Jan 26th, 2018 9:43am
Contributed image/San Juan County
                                This chart shows the various outdoor recreation activities visitors said they participated in on the island.

Elusive state capital budget passes, county funds secured

The state legislature approved the allocation of nearly $4 billion for construction…

  • Jan 22nd, 2018 1:14pm
Contributed image/San Juan County
                                This map shows the part of the MacKaye Harbor Road that a county feasibility study suggests moving to protect it from rising sea level projections. The section runs along the southern tip of the road, starting near Aleck BayRoad, past Barlow and Outer Bays and the Agate Beach County Park, to Seth Road.

County road to be relocated due to climate change predictions

This is the second story in a two-part series about the effects…

  • Jan 11th, 2018 1:30am
Contributed image/San Juan County
                                This map shows the part of the MacKaye Harbor Road that a county feasibility study suggests moving to protect it from rising sea level projections. The section runs along the southern tip of the road, starting near Aleck BayRoad, past Barlow and Outer Bays and the Agate Beach County Park, to Seth Road.
Contributed photo/The Whale Museum’s Soundwatch
                                Staff from the Soundwatch Boater Education Program are on the water every day during the summer, educating recreational boaters on the least intrusive ways to watch whales in the wild and monitoring all vessel activity near the whales.

Federal vessel rules are a win for orcas and whale watch boaters

NOAA reports on the outcomes of the first five years of their federal vessel regulations.

  • Jan 11th, 2018 1:30am
Contributed photo/The Whale Museum’s Soundwatch
                                Staff from the Soundwatch Boater Education Program are on the water every day during the summer, educating recreational boaters on the least intrusive ways to watch whales in the wild and monitoring all vessel activity near the whales.

Sea-level rise estimates could affect local real estate

If scientists’ predictions are correct, hundreds of San Juan County’s most coveted…

  • Jan 10th, 2018 7:00am

San Juan Islander receives bionic hand after accident

If you ever need help, Lyle Mann can lend you a hand.…

  • Jan 9th, 2018 5:01pm

Judge Eaton retires from San Juan County Superior Court

When Judge Donald Eaton moved to San Juan Island, almost 40 years…

  • Dec 19th, 2017 5:12pm

State looking to protect net neutrality after repeal

San Juan County, as well as Washington state, may be immune to…

  • Dec 19th, 2017 1:30am
Staff photo/Hayley Day
                                Kelsey Lee O’Day, 27, of Friday Harbor pleads not-guilty to three counts of child rape in the third degree on Dec. 14.

Friday Harbor woman pleads not guilty to child rape in the third degree

A San Juan Island woman pleaded not guilty to child rape with…

  • Dec 14th, 2017 1:45pm
Staff photo/Hayley Day
                                Kelsey Lee O’Day, 27, of Friday Harbor pleads not-guilty to three counts of child rape in the third degree on Dec. 14.

Friday Harbor woman pleads not guilty to child rape in the third degree

A San Juan Island woman pleaded not guilty to child rape with…

  • Dec 14th, 2017 1:35pm

San Juan County’s unique broadband option to maintain net neutrality

San Juan County has become a leading example of how to provide…

  • Dec 13th, 2017 1:30am

Equitable internet access for all Americans | Reporter’s Notebook

Like telephone and power, Americans should have access to the internet without…

  • Dec 12th, 2017 11:13am

San Juan Island woman charged with rape of a child

Editor’s note: The accused is not named in this article to protect…

  • Dec 5th, 2017 4:07pm

Local girls may be allowed to join Cub Scouts

Lifting a century-old tradition could breathe new life into San Juan County’s…

  • Dec 4th, 2017 5:26pm

Strong winds lead to island power outages

After nearly 20 hours without power on Sunday, Nov. 26, it was…

  • Nov 28th, 2017 2:08pm

San Juan County residents face property tax increase, mostly from state

San Juan County property owners will see significantly higher property tax bills…

  • Nov 18th, 2017 1:30am

One county health insurer remains for individual plans

The uncertainty of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) at the federal level…

  • Oct 17th, 2017 11:04am

Interviews for San Juan County Superior Court judge replacement underway

San Juan County will have a new Superior Court Judge next year,…

  • Oct 2nd, 2017 7:00am

Community tries to save Life Care Center

The islands’ only live-in facility, with 24-hour nursing, is set to close…

  • Sep 29th, 2017 4:43pm

Washington State Ferries grapple with funding issues

At the Washington State Transportation Commission meeting on Sept. 19, most speakers…

  • Sep 25th, 2017 3:09pm

Comprehensive plan education sweeps county

San Juan County Community Development staff is on a county-wide tour to…

  • Sep 19th, 2017 11:55am

Deputies injured at San Juan County Sheriff’s Office training

Three San Juan County deputies were injured during active shooter trainings in…

  • Sep 10th, 2017 7:12pm

Senator Ranker helps secure missing Orcas landing park and ride funds

As soon as Senator Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas, was notified that the state…

  • Sep 1st, 2017 3:31pm

Immigration initiative passes without citizens’ vote Spanish translation | La iniciativa de inmigración pasa sin el voto de los ciudadanos

Translated by Wendy Vallejos Los inmigrantes podrán sentirse más seguros bajo un…

  • Aug 28th, 2017 12:09pm

Immigration initiative passes without citizens’ vote

Immigrants may feel safer under a new county code, but it may…

  • Aug 23rd, 2017 8:38am

Popeye, the harbor seal, bites a tourist | Update

Usually, visitors feed Popeye, the harbor seal who frequents the Port of…

  • Aug 22nd, 2017 2:10pm

Islander builds model Hiyu ferry

The Samish ferry may be out of service, but Fred Perez of…

  • Aug 22nd, 2017 10:44am

Around Town | San Juan County Council updates

Over the last month, the San Juan County Council has discussed issues…

  • Aug 17th, 2017 12:28pm

Back to school | First-day dates for San Juan, Orcas and Lopez

School’s been out all summer, but not forever. Below are the dates…

  • Aug 17th, 2017 11:45am

A drop in ferries means a drop in island sales

When the ferries lag, business on the islands does too. “Schedules are…

  • Aug 7th, 2017 10:41am

Islander tries to take his life in public

On Tuesday, July 25, a 70-year-old man with self-inflicted cuts was found…

  • Aug 2nd, 2017 1:30am

Local Native American tribes make stops in San Juans

Ronald Day, of the Swinomish Indian Tribe, has joined an annual canoe…

  • Jul 31st, 2017 9:29am

Emergency ferry schedule in effect through end of month | Update

A new ferry schedule is released for the rest of July and possibly early August.

  • Jul 25th, 2017 11:15am

State vows to “fully fund” education, but local schools may lose out

Washington’s recently passed budget adds billions to fund public K-12 education, but…

  • Jul 24th, 2017 8:21pm

WSTC discusses proposal to increase ferry rates

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  • Jul 18th, 2017 1:30am

San Juan soccer coach pleads guilty to assault with sexual intent

This is the third case negatively affected by former San Juan County Detective Stephen Parker.

  • Jul 14th, 2017 7:00am