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Immigration initiative passes without citizens’ vote Spanish translation | La iniciativa de inmigración pasa sin el voto de los ciudadanos

Translated by Wendy Vallejos Los inmigrantes podrán sentirse más seguros bajo un…

New providers for home health care in the San Juans

Home health care in the San Juan Islands is changing hands from…

A show of gratitude from Island Reproductive Health Initiative to community foundation

The following was submitted by Island Reproductive Health Initiative. We write this…

  • Aug 26th, 2017

Kayak crime; business burglary; disappearing dinghy | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Aug.…

  • Aug 26th, 2017

Update on salmon escape in the San Juans

The Lummi Nation has declared a state of emergency after thousands of…

Con artist scams hopeful renters on Lopez Island

The rental house would be perfect for their family. Orcas Islanders Erin…

Hyak scheduled maintenance

Anyone who has had issues with their vehicle’s coolant system knows it…

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

A $500 reward being offered for recovery of stolen toolbox

A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the recovery…

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

Time for back-to-school immunizations

Submitted by San Juan County Dept. of Health and Community Services The…

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

Immigration initiative passes without citizens’ vote

Immigrants may feel safer under a new county code, but it may…

Popeye, the harbor seal, bites a tourist | Update

Usually, visitors feed Popeye, the harbor seal who frequents the Port of…

Seattle Times: solar eclipse’s tides cause broken net; up to 305,000 Atlantic salmon dumped into waters near San Juans

The Seattle Times is reporting that thousands of 10-pound Atlantic salmon were…

  • Aug 22nd, 2017

Dump truck crashes into house

A Richard Lawson dump truck was traveling down Olga Road when the…

  • Aug 21st, 2017

Billfold on ballot box, bicycle burglary and minor with marijuana | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 20th, 2017

Stressful summer for state ferry system

Instead of a rarity, ferry breakdowns are becoming the norm – at…

School district taps ‘rainy day’ fund for school-year budget

The following was submitted by Orcas Island School District. The Orcas Island…

  • Aug 17th, 2017

Around Town | San Juan County Council updates

Over the last month, the San Juan County Council has discussed issues…

Back to school | First-day dates for San Juan, Orcas and Lopez

School’s been out all summer, but not forever. Below are the dates…

Possible delays as OPAL house arrives

A house from Seattle is scheduled to arrive by barge on the…

  • Aug 16th, 2017

Elwha is back in service

After experiencing extreme vibration on the M/V Elwha, divers discovered a significant…

  • Aug 16th, 2017

Crab capers continue; Shark Reef spat; Playing card predicament | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Log responded to the following calls: Aug.…

  • Aug 12th, 2017

Medical fund for Kurt Thorson

The following was submitted by Kurt Thorson. In early 2016 I received…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Shaw Island Classic Sailboat Race affects ferry traffic

The San Juan Island Yacht Club is hosting the 47th annual Shaw…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

It’s tansy ragwort season

by Judy Jackson and Rich Lee San Juan County Noxious Weed Program…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

School hires new nurse and special education teacher

Orcas Island School District has hired a new nurse, Cindy Sapp. Sapp…

  • Aug 10th, 2017

Regular summer ferry schedule resumes | Yakima returns to San Juans’ route

The Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Anacortes/Sidney ferry routes will resume their regular…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Remembering a man of many passions | Guest Column

by Hilary Canty Orcas Island Community Foundation Looking around Orcas this summer,…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Ferry Advisory Committee meeting on Orcas Aug. 9

The San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee will hold its regular meeting…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

WSF returns to four-boat schedule due to Samish engine failure | Aug. 8 Update

Update: As of Tuesday, Aug. 8, there is a new four-boat alternative…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Construction on Mount Constitution continues

The construction of new restroom facilities at the summit of Mount Constitution…

What does the new state budget mean for Orcas Island public schools?

The following was submitted by the Orcas Island School District. You have…

  • Aug 7th, 2017

Smoke in the air

On Wednesday, Aug. 2, the Northwest Washington state was inundated by a…

UW Medicine presence will not affect island EMS services

UW Medicine taking over the Orcas Medical Center will not affect Orcas…

A drop in ferries means a drop in island sales

When the ferries lag, business on the islands does too. “Schedules are…

Islanders fully fund dog trap for missing Golden Retriever

Editor’s note: The dog trap was fully funded as of Aug. 4.…

  • Aug 7th, 2017

Auditor seeks writers of arguments against four local measures

Fast forward to October: You’re flipping through your Voters’ Pamphlet, eager to…

  • Aug 5th, 2017

Distracted driving, lost loot and speeding citations | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 5th, 2017

Mary Blevins pleads guilty to theft in the first degree for embezzlement

Mary Kasperson Blevins, 69, of Friday Harbor, pleaded guilty to theft in…

Lopez man charged with possession of methamphetamines

On May 10, John Gardener Fox, 46, of Lopez, was arrested for…

OPALCO update on redundancy, cable removal

The following is from OPALCO’s online newsletter. OPALCO has full redundancy to…

  • Aug 4th, 2017