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SJC Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 24th, 2017

 

Summertime sizzle | Record highs are expected across the state this weekend

It’s only been a few days since the official start of summer,…

 

Islanders request easier path to tiny home living to create affordable housing

Issa Wild has only built five tiny homes for islanders since he…

 

Tony Giefer to leave Orcas Medical Center

The following was submitted by Tony Giefer. My last day practicing at…

  • Jun 23rd, 2017

WSF to hold four public meetings about proposed rate increase

Ferry customers and anyone with an interest in Washington State Ferry fares…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Larsen-nominated San Juan County student to attend prestigious U.S. Service Academy

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), announced on Thursday, June 15, that a San…

  • Jun 19th, 2017

Class of 2017 graduates | Photos

A diverse class of scholars, athletes, artists, debaters and multi-linguists graduated from…

Iceberg Point dig postponed; environmental review extended

Submitted by the Bureau of Land Management Editor’s note: The Categorical Exclusion,…

  • Jun 16th, 2017

Matthew Laslo to perform summer shows

Last summer, 16-year-old magician Matthew Laslo made his network television debut on…

Orcas Library’s 5,000-square-foot expansion is complete

Less than a year after the ground-breaking ceremony, the Orcas Island Library…

Library nears completion

It’s finally here! Moving Day! The Orcas Island Library will close at…

  • Jun 15th, 2017

Missing musical instrument; Questionable correspondence; objectionable overnighters | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 17th, 2017

County officials discuss how to protect orcas

San Juan County officials are brainstorming local ways to protect Southern resident…

County Council OKs Clure property purchase by San Juan County Land Bank

A once private beach on Lopez will soon be public, thanks to…

Threatening texts, cement slide and tree topples | Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. May 31…

  • Jun 10th, 2017

OASIS graduates eight students

There were tears and a lot of laughter at the OASIS graduation.…

Sheriff confirms bear has been caught

The bear that has been touring Orcas Island since Memorial Day weekend…

  • Jun 9th, 2017

OIFR rescues teen who fell off trail in Moran

On Wednesday, June 7, Orcas Island Fire and Rescue responded to a…

  • Jun 9th, 2017

Coast Guard and SJC Sheriff’s Office assist injured man on boat south of Lopez

Submitted by U.S. Coast Guard Coast Guard, locals and emergency response personnel…

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Airport construction concludes

Construction at the Orcas Island Airport is nearing completion, at least for…

SeaDoc seeks World Oceans Day donations

Today is World Oceans Day, a global time for celebration and collaboration…

  • Jun 8th, 2017

‘Peter Pan’ is spellbindingly imaginative

The National Theatre production of “Peter Pan” is broadcast live to Orcas…

  • Jun 6th, 2017

OASIS graduation is this weekend

The OASIS alternative school will graduates its students on Saturday, June 10…

  • Jun 6th, 2017

Immigrant Rights Group protects local immigrants

The Immigrant Rights Group of the Orcas Women’s Coalition launched Initiative 2017-07…

  • Jun 15th, 2017

Iceberg Point dig could locate artifacts, but harm native wildflowers

To dig or not to dig. That’s the question plaguing Lopezians at…

Islander records black bear in yard

Over the weekend of June 3 and 4, an Orcas Island resident…

  • Jun 5th, 2017

San Juan Islands National Monument awarded Gold Standard designation

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics today announced 10 public…

  • Jun 5th, 2017

Friday Harbor Elementary employee allegedly discovered drinking at work

At around 11:30 a.m. on May 15, a deputy was dispatched to…

Witness tampering; dead rabbit hung on car; vehicle tires’ cut | Sheriff’s log

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

  • Jun 3rd, 2017

Attorney Steve Brandli Applies to Be San Juan County Superior Court Judge

Governor Jay Inslee posted a Notice of Judicial Vacancy, soliciting applications to…

  • Jun 2nd, 2017

Regular flights between Friday Harbor and Canada now available

Regular travel to Canada will soon be easier for islanders. A roughly…

Burn permit expansion

Submitted by San Juan County Fire Marshal RJ Myers Burn Permit holders…

  • Jun 1st, 2017

The Exchange meets fundraising goal earning $10k bonus from local supporter

Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Orcas community, Orcas Recycling Services…

  • Jun 1st, 2017

Shellfish areas show exceptional water quality

An annual evaluation of water quality found that all eight commercial harvesting…

  • May 31st, 2017

Vacation rental fee proposal

Every vacation rental owner in the county may need to pay an…

Phalan graduates Cum Laude from OSU

Keenan J. Phalan of Eastsound will graduate Cum Laude with a bachelor…

  • May 28th, 2017

U.S. Customs Office opens in Friday Harbor

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 1 at…

  • May 30th, 2017

Sunken Ship, parking problems and pipe in a pouch

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

  • May 27th, 2017

UPDATE: Black bear on Orcas has been eluding authorities since mid-May | Sheriff planning to set trap

The black bear that arrived on Orcas over Memorial Day weekend has…

OICF hosts nonprofit workshop and webinars

The following was submitted by the Orcas Island Community Foundation. As part…

  • May 25th, 2017