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OIFR conducts Fourth of July rescue on Obstruction Island

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue. Orcas Island Fire and Rescue…

  • Jul 9th, 2018
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State to change Washington licenses to comply with Real ID Act

Submitted by Washington Department of Licensing The Washington State Department of Licensing…

  • Jul 9th, 2018
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Volunteers against Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline honored on Greenpeace vessel in Friday Harbor

To emphasize the impacts of the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline,…

  • Jul 9th, 2018

Trial set for Friday Harbor man charged with multiple felonies

A Friday Harbor man charged with multiple felonies has a trial in…

Wounded wildlife; several speeders; warrants and wrecks | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 9th, 2018
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Washington launches website to compare medical procedure prices

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s Office If you or a loved one…

  • Jul 8th, 2018
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Tourist saves local man from flaming car on San Juan Island

Donald Hubner came to San Juan Island a tourist but left a…

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San Juan County Council looks to fill roughly 50 local board vacancies

Submitted by the San Juan County Council. The San Juan County Council…

  • Jul 7th, 2018
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Jim Bredouw named interim director of Orcas Center

Local musician and philanthropist Jim Bredouw will serve as interim executive director…

  • Jul 5th, 2018
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Expedia names San Juan Islands one of the most scenic West Coast destinations

Staff report On July 2, Expedia.com staff listed the San Juans as…

  • Jul 5th, 2018

Orcas man charged with meth and heroin possession

George King Pendleton III of Eastsound has been charged with one count…

Local volunteers reunifying families

Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers were recognized and celebrated for their service…

  • Jul 4th, 2018
Left to right: Liza Michaelson, Captain Pep Barbal and Shaun Hubbard.

Greenpeace hoists flag in support of Orca protectors

The following was submitted by San Juan Islanders for Safe Shipping. Captain…

  • Jul 3rd, 2018
Left to right: Liza Michaelson, Captain Pep Barbal and Shaun Hubbard.

County awarded $10,000 in public records lawsuit

Edward Kilduff of Lopez Island was ordered to pay San Juan County…

Steve Brandli announces candidacy for district court

The following was submitted by Steve Brandli. Steve Brandli is running in…

  • Jul 1st, 2018

Trespass trifecta, braking bad and tarp trepidation | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 30th, 2018

Samish bless the ground for new Orkila cabins

Members of the Samish Nation took a respite from their summer canoe…

Elk on Orcas

Two bull elk strolled through a yard on the western side of…

Eastsound woman charged with four counts of violating a protection order

Cindy Lee Robbins, 50, of Eastsound has been charged with four counts…

WSF releases long-range plan public comments

Submitted by WSF Washington State Ferries staff received 869 survey responses and…

  • Jun 28th, 2018

County council approves new vision statement for San Juan County’s future

The future of the San Juan Islands has already been written and…

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Two-lane roundabout now in place at Sharpes Corner in Anacortes

Submitted by the Washington Department of Transportation Crews have opened the final…

  • Jun 27th, 2018
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Firearm fiascos, beach ban and right-of-way wrongs | San Juan County Sheriff Log

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

  • Jun 22nd, 2018

San Juan County issues Varicella health alert | Update

Submitted by San Juan County Six cases of Varicella, or “chicken pox,”…

  • Jun 21st, 2018

Judge dismisses citizen’s petition to file charges against former detective

Staff report San Juan County District Court Judge Stewart Andrew has rejected…

  • Jun 21st, 2018

San Juan County joins national opioid lawsuit

The San Juan Islands are not immune to the national opioid crisis,…

Locally grown foods in the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

San Juan County Health and Community Services is partnering again with Soroptimist…

  • Jun 21st, 2018

Orcas Island Health Care District works on writings its rules

Members of the Orcas Island Health Care District commission spent seven hours…

Orcas school district opts to continue Montessori

The Orcas Island Elementary School Montessori class will accept first-grade students in…

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Orca death leads to lowest Southern resident killer whale population in 30 years

The orcas who call the waters surrounding the San Juan Islands home…

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Carbon monoxide poisoning wrongful death lawsuits dismissed

Two wrongful death lawsuits filed after the carbon monoxide poisoning of Troy…

Don’t leave pets in cars

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone that with…

  • Jun 18th, 2018

Local students make Gonzaga honor roll

Anthony Kaskurs made Gonzaga University’s President’s list and Dana Sabine made the…

  • Jun 18th, 2018
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                                The 2018 Orcas Island High School graduating class celebrates receiving their diplomas by throwing off their caps.

Here’s to the future | Orcas Island High School commencement ceremony

The class of 2018 bid farewell to high school and said hello…

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                                The 2018 Orcas Island High School graduating class celebrates receiving their diplomas by throwing off their caps.

Strong opposition to Trans Mountain Pipeline

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Environmental and indigenous leaders from…

  • Jun 18th, 2018

Cell citations; dashing dog; phone fraud | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. June 6 • A…

  • Jun 16th, 2018

All residential burning closed for the season

Submitted by San Juan County Fire Marshal All burn permits are expired…

  • Jun 15th, 2018

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society Field Day

The San Juan County Amateur Radio Society is pleased to announce that…

  • Jun 15th, 2018
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                                San Juan County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Teresa Barnett, right, and Gerald Grellet-Tinner’s lawyer Nick Power present at San Juan County District Court on May 30.

Grellet-Tinner seeks to file citizen charges against former county detective

Two November election candidates take part in questioning county staff’s hire of former detective

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                                San Juan County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Teresa Barnett, right, and Gerald Grellet-Tinner’s lawyer Nick Power present at San Juan County District Court on May 30.

Election season means time for political signs

by F. Milene Henley Auditor It’s election time, and with that comes…

  • Jun 13th, 2018