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County Democrats support single-payer health care

During a meeting on Oct. 14, the San Juan County Democratic Party…

  • Oct 27th, 2017

Corralling cows, more mooring mistakes and bus bypass | Sheriff’s Log

The sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Oct. 11 • A…

  • Oct 25th, 2017

Department of Ecology approves Shoreline Master Program

On Monday, Oct. 16, Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) announced official approval…

  • Oct 20th, 2017

One county health insurer remains for individual plans

The uncertainty of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) at the federal level…

Petition for public hospital district to go before council

The petition to place the formation of a Public Hospital District for…

  • Oct 16th, 2017

Fear of fumes; vessels in violation; kite-flying kids | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The sheriff’s office responded to these calls. • A Lopez deputy investigating…

  • Oct 15th, 2017

Preliminary 2018 budget

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditors Office The 2018 Preliminary Budget…

  • Oct 14th, 2017

Three school board members retiring; three new ones joining

Three of the five positions on the Orcas Island School District school…

Orcas skatepark under repair

The Scott Stamnes Memorial Skatepark at Buck Park is currently under scheduled…

  • Oct 12th, 2017

House move to cause traffic delays

Submitted by Dimitri Stankevich Director at YMCA Camp Orkila On Friday, Oct.…

  • Oct 11th, 2017

Port Townsend man charged with assaulting Orcas Island park ranger

Richard R. Terry, 54, of Port Townsend, is charged with assault in…

  • Oct 9th, 2017

Syringe spotted; tyke in traffic; Friday Harbor fight | Sheriff’s Log

The sheriff’s office responded to the following calls: Sept. 27 • A…

  • Oct 8th, 2017

October is National Co-op Month

Co-ops in the San Juan Islands are teaming up to celebrate National…

  • Oct 7th, 2017

Shakeout in the San Juan Islands

It’s just two weeks until the 2017 Great Washington Shakeout drill on…

  • Oct 7th, 2017

Children’s House still shines today thanks to Sandra Starr | Guest Column

Submitted by Children’s House Children’s House exists today in no small part…

  • Oct 6th, 2017

Extra Anacortes to Orcas sailings added for film festival

In anticipation of the Orcas Island Film Festival this weekend, Washington State…

  • Oct 5th, 2017

Islanders canvass in Redmond for Manka Dhingra

by David Turnoy Why would 82 people from San Juan, Whatcom, and…

  • Oct 5th, 2017

School prepares for bond and levy vote

Orcas Island School District is requesting a bond and a levy from…

Interviews for San Juan County Superior Court judge replacement underway

San Juan County will have a new Superior Court Judge next year,…

Kickoff event for the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy on Orcas

Climate Justice Steward Sharon Abreu will host a kickoff event for the…

  • Oct 2nd, 2017

Baby doorstep delivery, car combustion, refile refuse | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 30th, 2017

Community tries to save Life Care Center

The islands’ only live-in facility, with 24-hour nursing, is set to close…

Residential burning opens Monday

Residential burning season will be opening, with limited hours, on Monday, Oct.…

  • Sep 29th, 2017

Baby orca, J-52, passes away

Submitted by the Center for Whale Research As of Sept. 19, another…

  • Sep 29th, 2017

Family planning in island communities

Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood Executive Director Linda McCarthy spoke to an audience…

San Juan Islands are overrun by deer

If you’re familiar at all with the San Juan Islands, you’re aware…

County-wide burn ban lifted

From the San Juan County Fire Marshal’s office Due to the recent…

  • Sep 27th, 2017

A conversation with County Councilman Hughes

As the year enters its final quarter, San Juan County Council Chairman…

Washington State Ferries grapple with funding issues

At the Washington State Transportation Commission meeting on Sept. 19, most speakers…

Rally with Ranker in Redmond

by State Senator Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas This Saturday, Sept. 30, is your…

  • Sep 25th, 2017

Port of Orcas removes trees on property adjacent to airport

Submitted by the Port of Orcas In an effort to maintain the…

  • Sep 25th, 2017

Farm tours on the way

Come meet local farmers and feast on the bounty of local harvest…

  • Sep 24th, 2017

Traffic troubles, fraudulent finances and trespassing tourist | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 22nd, 2017

JP & the OK Rhythm Boys play Random Howse

JP and the OK Rhythm Boys will be playing at Random Howse…

  • Sep 20th, 2017

Orcas public hospital district to be on April 2018 ballot

By Art Lange On behalf of the all-volunteer Coalition for Orcas Healthcare…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Ranker speaks to Washington State Transportation Commission about summer ferry interruptions

The Washington State Transportation Commission held a meeting to discuss summer ferry…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Comprehensive plan education sweeps county

San Juan County Community Development staff is on a county-wide tour to…

Community solar proposals sought for design and construction

Submitted by OPALCO More than 1,200 members responded to an online survey…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Praying Mantis: beautiful but invasive

Submitted by KIWAHT At KWIAHT, we have received several reports of the…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Bike burglary, delinquent docking and banned burn | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 17th, 2017