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                                Kelsey Lee O’Day, 27, of Friday Harbor originally pleaded not guilty to child rape in the third degree on Dec. 14, 2017.

Kelsey O’Day pleads guilty to child rape

Staff report Kelsey Lee O’Day, 27, of Friday Harbor, pleaded guilty to…

  • Jul 20th, 2018
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                                Kelsey Lee O’Day, 27, of Friday Harbor originally pleaded not guilty to child rape in the third degree on Dec. 14, 2017.

Dogged deer; domestic disturbances; suspended SUVs | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 20th, 2018

Health district hires Anne Presson as superintendent

Each week the Orcas Island Health Care District commissioners inch closer to…

Port master plan prompts public outcry

The public comment period for Orcas Airport’s possible expansion has been extended…

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Navy releases favored plan to increase Whidbey Growlers

The U.S. Navy plans to increase jets at their Whidbey Island Naval…

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County Elections seeking people to serve on the Disability Advisory Committee

Are you looking for a way to serve your community? San Juan…

  • Jul 17th, 2018

Porta Potty pranksters; vagrant visitors; colliding cars | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 15th, 2018

Emilie Gincig named Funhouse executive director

The Funhouse Commons Board of Directors has appointed Emilie Gincig as the…

  • Jul 13th, 2018

San Juan County environmental advocates urge voluntary ditch of plastic straws

San Juan County environmental advocates have a simple solution for people to…

Save salmon gut contents for science

Calling all salmon anglers. Local scientists need your Chinook salmon guts to…

  • Jul 13th, 2018

State revokes certification of former detective

Staff report The Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission revoked the officer…

  • Jul 12th, 2018
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                                A Coast Guard helicopter aircrew from Air Station Port Angeles transfers an unresponsive individual to local Emergency Medical Service personnel after recovering him the water near the Strait of Juan de Fuca on July 10.

Cruise ship passenger falls overboard, dies near Strait of Juan de Fuca

Submitted by U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest A U.S. Coast…

  • Jul 11th, 2018
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                                A Coast Guard helicopter aircrew from Air Station Port Angeles transfers an unresponsive individual to local Emergency Medical Service personnel after recovering him the water near the Strait of Juan de Fuca on July 10.

Restraining order denied in San Juan County sign case

Two candidates running for prosecuting attorney are battling for freedom of speech…

Airport improvements to meet safety requirements and minimize community impact

Submitted by The Port of Orcas The Port of Orcas is currently…

  • Jul 11th, 2018

New York Times: ‘Orcas of the Pacific Northwest Are Starving and Disappearing’

The status of the endangered Southern resident killer whale population has gained…

  • Jul 10th, 2018

OIFR conducts Fourth of July rescue on Obstruction Island

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue. Orcas Island Fire and Rescue…

  • Jul 9th, 2018
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State to change Washington licenses to comply with Real ID Act

Submitted by Washington Department of Licensing The Washington State Department of Licensing…

  • Jul 9th, 2018
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Volunteers against Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline honored on Greenpeace vessel in Friday Harbor

To emphasize the impacts of the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline,…

  • Jul 9th, 2018

Trial set for Friday Harbor man charged with multiple felonies

A Friday Harbor man charged with multiple felonies has a trial in…

Wounded wildlife; several speeders; warrants and wrecks | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 9th, 2018
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Washington launches website to compare medical procedure prices

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s Office If you or a loved one…

  • Jul 8th, 2018
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Tourist saves local man from flaming car on San Juan Island

Donald Hubner came to San Juan Island a tourist but left a…

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San Juan County Council looks to fill roughly 50 local board vacancies

Submitted by the San Juan County Council. The San Juan County Council…

  • Jul 7th, 2018
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Jim Bredouw named interim director of Orcas Center

Local musician and philanthropist Jim Bredouw will serve as interim executive director…

  • Jul 5th, 2018
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Expedia names San Juan Islands one of the most scenic West Coast destinations

Staff report On July 2, Expedia.com staff listed the San Juans as…

  • Jul 5th, 2018

Orcas man charged with meth and heroin possession

George King Pendleton III of Eastsound has been charged with one count…

Local volunteers reunifying families

Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers were recognized and celebrated for their service…

  • Jul 4th, 2018
Left to right: Liza Michaelson, Captain Pep Barbal and Shaun Hubbard.

Greenpeace hoists flag in support of Orca protectors

The following was submitted by San Juan Islanders for Safe Shipping. Captain…

  • Jul 3rd, 2018
Left to right: Liza Michaelson, Captain Pep Barbal and Shaun Hubbard.

County awarded $10,000 in public records lawsuit

Edward Kilduff of Lopez Island was ordered to pay San Juan County…

Steve Brandli announces candidacy for district court

The following was submitted by Steve Brandli. Steve Brandli is running in…

  • Jul 1st, 2018

Trespass trifecta, braking bad and tarp trepidation | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 30th, 2018

Samish bless the ground for new Orkila cabins

Members of the Samish Nation took a respite from their summer canoe…

Elk on Orcas

Two bull elk strolled through a yard on the western side of…

Eastsound woman charged with four counts of violating a protection order

Cindy Lee Robbins, 50, of Eastsound has been charged with four counts…

WSF releases long-range plan public comments

Submitted by WSF Washington State Ferries staff received 869 survey responses and…

  • Jun 28th, 2018

County council approves new vision statement for San Juan County’s future

The future of the San Juan Islands has already been written and…

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Two-lane roundabout now in place at Sharpes Corner in Anacortes

Submitted by the Washington Department of Transportation Crews have opened the final…

  • Jun 27th, 2018
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Firearm fiascos, beach ban and right-of-way wrongs | San Juan County Sheriff Log

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

  • Jun 22nd, 2018

San Juan County issues Varicella health alert | Update

Submitted by San Juan County Six cases of Varicella, or “chicken pox,”…

  • Jun 21st, 2018

Judge dismisses citizen’s petition to file charges against former detective

Staff report San Juan County District Court Judge Stewart Andrew has rejected…

  • Jun 21st, 2018