The islands’ first naturalist | A look at CBR Kennerly

  • Today at 7:00AM updated at 10:27AM

More than 150 years ago, before the American Civil War, and even before the so-called Pig War, the San Juan Islands were already a subject of serious study by American and British scientists.


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Building official on administrative leave

  • Mar 3, 2015 at 9:27AM

San Juan County's chief building official remains on paid administrative leave and his employment with the county in doubt.

Ranker on passage of transportation plan

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 4:26PM

Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, released the statement below following the passage of a statewide transportation plan Monday from the State Senate:

Hughes’ goal for 2015: a vision for Eastsound

  • Feb 27, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Mar 2, 2015 at 11:29AM

Hughes has a list of what he’d like to see the county facilitate: mooring muoys, a long-term stormwater plan, curb gutters, low level streetlights and more sidewalks and parking.

Critical habitat for orcas could expand, but not soon

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 9:26AM

The critical habitat afforded to the endangered Southern Resident killer whales could expand to include 700 miles of coastline, but it won’t happen anytime soon.

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