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EDC to offer free ‘Plumbing Basics’ training course

The San Juan County Economic Development Council will offer free training in…

  • Dec 5th, 2018

Attack aspens, ferry line faceoff, pilfered parcel | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Dec 3rd, 2018

Blood drives in December meet critical need

Submitted by Bloodworks Northwest. Thanksgiving marked the beginning of the holiday season,…

  • Dec 1st, 2018

San Juan County generates more state tax revenue than receives in state funds

County citizens and visitors are financing more services across Washington than the…

Ranker introduces statewide single-use plastic bag ban

Submitted by Environment Washington Sen. Kevin Ranker (D-Orcas Island) and Rep. Strom…

  • Nov 29th, 2018

San Juan County certifies election results

In the Nov. 6 general election, the county prosecuting attorney and sheriff…

Vacation rental violations begin collecting fines

More than 40 people have paid nearly $58,000 in penalties since new…

Public invited to comment on new multimodal 4-year program of transportation projects

Submitted by WSDOT. Comments are now being accepted on a proposed four-year…

  • Nov 26th, 2018

Speeding citations, order offender and deer disposal | San Juan County Sheriff Log

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

  • Nov 25th, 2018
The surviving guinea pig, which died the following day.

Guinea pigs abandoned on animal shelter steps

Two guinea pigs were left on the Orcas Animal Shelter’s front steps…

The surviving guinea pig, which died the following day.

San Juan islanders conserve public land through private donations

When Rosa Blair noticed that 33 acres near her San Juan Island…

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CDC links E.Coli outbreak to romaine lettuce

Submitted by CDC The Centers for Disease Control staff are advising that…

  • Nov 21st, 2018
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Department of Natural Resources requests $90 million for orca, salmon habitat

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Commissioner of Public…

  • Nov 21st, 2018
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Port of Orcas approves 2019 budget

In 2019, the Port of Orcas is projecting to spend only 72…

Smooth sailing during Thanksgiving holiday requires planning and patience

It’s not just those awkward dinner table conversations that Thanksgiving travelers need…

  • Nov 20th, 2018
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                                Ryan Palmateer receives his quick title from San Juan County Auditor employees Oren Combs and Kira Sable.

‘Quick Title’ now offered in the county

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditor’s Office. Ever needed that car…

  • Nov 20th, 2018
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                                Ryan Palmateer receives his quick title from San Juan County Auditor employees Oren Combs and Kira Sable.

Car citations; stolen cell; picked-up passport | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 19th, 2018

Governor’s task force suggests temporary suspension to view Southern residents by boat

The local orca population is at a 30-year low, so a state…

Health Care District sets levy rate of 65 cents

Just in time for its November deadline, the Orcas Island Health Care…

  • Nov 16th, 2018

Improvements scheduled for San Juan County Fairgrounds RV site

Submitted by San Juan County Work will soon begin to install and…

  • Nov 16th, 2018

Time to renew your dog license

Charley Goddu, a 10-year old poodle mix, received the first dog license…

  • Nov 15th, 2018

Forums tackle prevalence of poverty

Behind the million-dollar homes and celebrity residents of the San Juan Islands,…

Orcas Island School honors veterans

The annual Veteran’s Day assembly held at the Orcas Island School on…

Cast-off car; waterlogged wallet; speeding sightseers | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 12th, 2018
Left to right: Monique Turner, Chris Kaufmann, Jimmy Taylor, Teri Savell, Mike Haugen and Donna McNeil.

Post office employees presented with awards

Safe driving is a hallmark of Orcas Island postal employees. Eastsound Postmaster…

Left to right: Monique Turner, Chris Kaufmann, Jimmy Taylor, Teri Savell, Mike Haugen and Donna McNeil.

San Juan County preliminary election results

Results for the Nov. 6 general election show the county prosecuting attorney…

Bedell steps down from fire commission; application deadline is Nov. 18

The Orcas Island Board of Fire Commissioners is currently accepting applications for…

  • Nov 8th, 2018
Leslie Murdock, president of the Orcas Medical Foundation and Richard Fralick, president of the board of commissioners of the district, signing the sale documents.

Health care district buys medical clinic building

Submitted by the Orcas Island Health Care District. The Orcas Island Health…

  • Nov 8th, 2018
Leslie Murdock, president of the Orcas Medical Foundation and Richard Fralick, president of the board of commissioners of the district, signing the sale documents.

Gone goats, vanishing vehicles and deadly dogs | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 6th, 2018

San Juan County outnumbers King County in public records requests

The rural San Juan Islands are leading the pack when it comes…

OPALCO to hold listening sessions

Join the OPALCO board for town hall, listening sessions. Have some feedback…

  • Nov 3rd, 2018

Indian Island busier than ever, diversity threatened

Kwiaht and community scientists of the Indian Island Marine Health Observatory invite…

  • Nov 2nd, 2018

Island ferries to return to four-boat schedule

Washington State Ferries announced that the Anacortes-San Juan Islands route will resume…

  • Nov 1st, 2018

Veterans Day events at school and legion

The American Legion will hold a Veterans Day Service on Sunday, Nov.…

  • Oct 31st, 2018

Some county residents have not yet received ballots | Call elections office

by F. Milene Henley Have you received your ballot for the Nov.…

  • Oct 30th, 2018

Tires tampered, cyclist slammed, freed Fidos follow | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 30th, 2018

Drop off your hazardous waste

Orcas Recycling Services and San Juan County Public Works will host a…

  • Oct 26th, 2018

Is your Medicare Part D policy out of date?

You may be spending too much money for your Part D insurance…

  • Oct 24th, 2018

San Juan County Council approves lodging tax grants

Staff report The San Juan County Council approved almost $170,000 less in…

  • Oct 24th, 2018
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San County Sheriff and Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Candidates | Q&A

Staff report In the Nov. 6 general election, islanders will vote on…

  • Oct 24th, 2018
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                                Nick Power