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Health care district hosts first regular meeting

With one regular meeting now in its rearview mirror, the Orcas Health…

Slow start for San Juans’ summer ferry service

It’s going to be a slow summer with the M/V Yakima running…

Domestic violence charges filed in San Juan County

A man was charged in San Juan County with assault and the…

Bootleg buoys, prowler pinch and key conundrum | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 20th, 2018

Local groups in oil spill prevention program

As part of ongoing efforts to enhance local capacity to respond to…

  • May 19th, 2018

Kulp charged with second degree murder

Eric Kulp was released from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and will…

Washington State Ferries Yakima delays as repairs loom

Submitted by Washington State Ferries As of Monday, May 14, The Washington…

  • May 16th, 2018

Inslee, Wyman announce funding for 2018 statewide ballot return postage

Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of State Kim Wyman jointly announced on…

  • May 15th, 2018

Orcas man faces drug charges

Jordan Colin Lynn-Jefferson, 19, of Eastsound, is charged with one count of…

Eastsound woman is charged with stealing almost $9K from former boss

An Eastsound woman is charged with stealing almost $9,000 from a former…

Shaw death investigation continues

A Shaw Island resident who allegedly murdered his wife in November is…

  • May 14th, 2018

Orcas public hospital district holds first meeting

A hospital district for Orcas Island is officially in existence. During a…

Island County judge overturns propane tank permit denial

A previously denied conditional-use permit for a 30,000-gallon propane storage tank on…

Haywire horses, tenant trouble, forsaken fridge | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 14th, 2018

Locals advise Washington State Ferries on long-term plan

Washington State Ferries staff are moving full steam into the next 20…

State calls for voluntary ‘no-go’ zone along San Juan Island’s westside

Submitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife State fish and…

  • May 10th, 2018

Sidewalk suggested for Haven Road

A proposition by the county to construct a sidewalk along the east…

Public hospital district special meeting

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 3 board of commissioners will…

  • May 7th, 2018
Contributed photo/Royal Canadian Mounted Police
                                Items seized from the alleged Canadian smuggler.

Alleged cross-border drug trafficking off San Juan Island | Update

Two men allegedly involved in a rash of drug trafficking over a…

Contributed photo/Royal Canadian Mounted Police
                                Items seized from the alleged Canadian smuggler.
OPAL’s fundraising team left to right: board president Tim Fuller, trustees Rusty Diggs and Margaret Mills, executive director Lisa Byers and trustee and fundraising chair Pegi Groundwater.

April’s Grove $12.5 million affordable housing project is 85 percent funded

It’s been a momentous few weeks for staff at OPAL Community Land…

OPAL’s fundraising team left to right: board president Tim Fuller, trustees Rusty Diggs and Margaret Mills, executive director Lisa Byers and trustee and fundraising chair Pegi Groundwater.

Former San Juan County Detective Parker charged with misconduct by the Criminal Justice Training Commission

A former county detective, who allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a…

Wildcat wood wallop, domestic disturbance ditch and leery liquid | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 7th, 2018

Orcas Christian School test drive day is Tuesday, May 8

The following was submitted by Orcas Christian School. If you are looking…

  • May 6th, 2018

Public hospital commissioners to be sworn in

The commissioners for San Juan County Public Hospital District #3 will be…

  • May 6th, 2018

County purchases Lopez Hill from state

The San Juan County Land Bank permanently added 400 acres of forested…

John Michael (Mickey) Odell

Orcas man who died in Vietnam to be honored

Former Orcas Island resident John Michael (Mickey) Odell, who was killed in…

  • May 5th, 2018
John Michael (Mickey) Odell

Check your mail – some OPALCO bills delivered late

This month there was a service disruption with the postal service that…

  • May 4th, 2018
Contributed photo
                                Carolyn Jewett.

Jewett announces candidacy for San Juan County District Court Judge

Submitted by Carolyn Jewett Carolyn Jewett has announced she will run for…

  • May 3rd, 2018
Contributed photo
                                Carolyn Jewett.

Island business owners learn about paid sick leave

Island business owners learn about paid sick leave

Share ideas at Washington State Ferries local open houses May 2

Submitted by the San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee Washington State Ferries…

  • May 1st, 2018

Family fun planned for ‘Exchange at The Grange’ swap meet

Orcas Recycling Services/The Exchange is putting on its third-annual “Exchange at The…

  • Apr 29th, 2018

San Juan County Sheriff’s Log | April 18-24

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following: April 18•…

  • Apr 28th, 2018

Lisa Henderson to run for County Clerk

In mid-March Lisa Henderson was appointed by the San Juan County Council…

  • Apr 27th, 2018

OPALCO’s new phone system improves outage info

If you’ve called OPALCO lately, you’ve noticed the new phone system. Like…

  • Apr 27th, 2018

Yakima returns, regular schedule resumes | Update

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Repairs to the Washington State Ferries’ Yakima…

  • Apr 26th, 2018

Property taxes due April 30

San Juan County Treasurer Rhonda Pederson would like to remind county property…

  • Apr 25th, 2018

Voters approve hospital district

The creation of the Orcas Public Hospital District was approved by 1,451…

  • Apr 25th, 2018

Teens take ‘crash’ course on reckless driving

Local firefighters, EMTs and deputies stormed the Friday Harbor High School on…

San Juan County Sheriff’s log

San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. April 11…

  • Apr 21st, 2018

Ferchen charged with harassment to kill

Ezra John Ferchen, 33, of Lopez Island was charged with harassment to…