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Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff responded to the following calls. Oct. 10…

  • Oct 21st, 2018

Sheriff’s Office looking for information about reported hit and run involving a boy

A driver reportedly struck a 10-year-old boy and drove away from the…

Community Foundation gives $250,000 check to OPAL

Submitted by OICF. The Orcas Island Community Foundation recognizes that access to…

  • Oct 20th, 2018

Orcas Ferry Landing construction to begin Oct. 31

Submitted by San Juan County The time is nearing for construction at…

  • Oct 19th, 2018

Countywide chickenpox outbreak

Countywide Chickenpox outbreak

  • Oct 17th, 2018

WSF announces three-boat schedule

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Washington State Ferries has been without a…

  • Oct 16th, 2018

Pesky pigs, maligned mailboxes, abandoned autos | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 15th, 2018

State supreme court upholds county’s permit fees

Submitted by the San Juan County Prosecutor’s office The Supreme Court ruled…

  • Oct 12th, 2018
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                                Steve Brandli (by Mark Gardner) and Carolyn M. Jewett (by Ashley King).

San Juan County District Court judge candidates | Q&A

Staff report On Nov. 6, a new San Juan County District Court…

  • Oct 12th, 2018
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                                Steve Brandli (by Mark Gardner) and Carolyn M. Jewett (by Ashley King).

San Juan County listening forums

San Juan County Department of Health and Community Services is working with…

  • Oct 11th, 2018

Wolf Hollow announces new executive director

Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center on San Juan Island has hired a…

  • Oct 11th, 2018

Learn about creating your own rain garden

Submitted by the Orcas Island Garden Club. The Orcas Island Garden Club…

  • Oct 10th, 2018
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Navy maintains 36 more Whidbey Growler jets in final EIS

Submitted by U.S. Fleet Forces Command. On Sept. 28, the U.S. Navy…

  • Oct 8th, 2018
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Abandoned autos, bad bite, anchor atrocity | Sheriff Log

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

  • Oct 8th, 2018

Sheriff’s Guild endorses Krebs

The following was submitted by the Sheriff’s Guild. We, the members of…

  • Oct 8th, 2018

Library board seeking new trustee

The following was submitted by the Orcas Library. The Orcas Island Library…

  • Oct 7th, 2018

Driver hits flagger, vehicles in downtown Friday Harbor

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. At about 7:15 a.m.,…

  • Oct 5th, 2018

Hogle charged with possessing and distributing child pornography | ‘Not Guilty’ plea entered

Eastound resident Christian Hogle, 53, has been charged with one count of…

Washington state calls for oil spill protections with Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

The Washington Department of Ecology has directed the operator of Canada’s Trans…

  • Oct 3rd, 2018

Wandering walker, mailbox mischief and filched firewood | Sheriff Log

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

  • Oct 1st, 2018

Test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System

At approximately 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, FEMA will conduct the…

  • Oct 1st, 2018

Could you be eligible for services from Island Reproductive Health Initiative?

What is IRHI, you ask? It stands for: Island Reproductive Health Initiative.…

  • Oct 1st, 2018
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                                J50 is tossed by J42 in 2015. J50 was presumed to be dead in September.

Governor’s task force releases draft plan to save local orcas

A state organization dedicated to protecting the area’s endangered orcas is one…

Contributed photo/Center for Whale Research photo by Dave Ellifrit
                                J50 is tossed by J42 in 2015. J50 was presumed to be dead in September.

Homeless man wanted for alleged child rape | Update: suspect apprehended

Sean Michael Hunter, 24, was picked up for two counts of rape…

Port master plan progresses

The Port of Orcas’ master plan is approximately two-thirds of the way…

Cyclist Lance Armstrong speaks to Orcas Christian School students

Lance Armstrong believes in always moving forward – whether he’s facing a…

OPALCO pole replacement for Orcas Road re-alignment

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative. Orcas Power and Light Cooperative…

  • Sep 28th, 2018

Secretary Wyman encourages Washington participation in National Voter Registration Day

Secretary of State Kim Wyman has organized a series of events to…

  • Sep 28th, 2018
Contributed photos/Image in 2016 by NOAA/SWFSC and Vancouver Aquarium’s Coastal Ocean Research Institute and in 2018 by NOAA/SWFSC and SR3, obtained using an unmanned drone piloted noninvasively 100ft above the whales under NMFS research permit 19091.
                                Aerial images of K25, taken in September 2016 (left) and September 2018 (right). The recent image shows him in poorer condition with a noticeably thinner body profile.

Research shows another Southern resident orca ailing, others pregnant

Submitted by NOAA Photographs from drones indicate that another endangered orca is…

  • Sep 27th, 2018
Contributed photos/Image in 2016 by NOAA/SWFSC and Vancouver Aquarium’s Coastal Ocean Research Institute and in 2018 by NOAA/SWFSC and SR3, obtained using an unmanned drone piloted noninvasively 100ft above the whales under NMFS research permit 19091.
                                Aerial images of K25, taken in September 2016 (left) and September 2018 (right). The recent image shows him in poorer condition with a noticeably thinner body profile.

Fish and Wildlife Agencies Seek Help Conserving the Island Marble Butterfly

Here are some contact(s) that could be helpful, and an excerpt from…

  • Sep 26th, 2018

Draft report on potential actions to Recover southern resident orcas open for comment

Submitted by Puget Sound Partnership Gov. Jay Inslee’s Southern Resident Orca Task…

  • Sep 26th, 2018

County Council hears plans for Orcas roads

While roads were the most discussed topic at the San Juan County…

Canada expands orca research and recovery efforts

The Canadian federal government is taking steps to save the endangered Southern…

Prescribed fire scheduled at San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge: Flower Island

San Juan Island National Wildlife Refuge is preparing to conduct a prescribed…

  • Sep 24th, 2018

Eric Kulp to serve just under 16 years for murder of wife on Shaw Island

A Shaw Island man, who pleaded guilty to the murder of his…

Card fraud; dock disturbance; custody challenge | San Juan County Sheriff”s Log

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

  • Sep 24th, 2018

Individual state health plans approved; San Juan has one provider for health, dental

Submitted by Washington Healthplanfinder. On Sept. 13, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange…

  • Sep 23rd, 2018

Ulanah McCoy | Passages

Ulanah McCoy passed away peacefully on Sept. 16. An obituary will follow…

  • Sep 20th, 2018

Health care district works on 2019 budget

As the November deadline for a budget and levy rate nears, the…

Burgled businesses, cunning campers, excessive emails | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 18th, 2018