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Gov. Inslee highlights need to stop invasive species

Submitted by the San Juan County Noxious Weed Control Program. In partnership…

  • Feb 25th, 2019
Jesus Coro

Orcas resident Jesus Coro detained by ICE

by Diane Craig Staff reporter A longtime San Juan County resident was…

  • Feb 24th, 2019
Jesus Coro

Canada National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Submitted by the National Energy Board of Canada. The Canadian National Energy…

  • Feb 22nd, 2019

OPALCO candidate by petition disqualified

Submitted by OPALCO. An OPALCO member, Dwight Lewis of Lopez Island, completed…

  • Feb 22nd, 2019
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                                Dwight Guss

Dwight Guss named interim port manager

With the departure of airport manager Tony Simpson, a long-time pilot and…

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                                Dwight Guss

Law would eliminate personal objection to vaccines in Washington state

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — A proposed bill…

  • Feb 21st, 2019

San Juan County Superior Court implements pilot drug court | Guest column

Submitted by Judge Kathryn Loring In response to interest from the legal…

  • Feb 21st, 2019

UW Medicine error exposes nearly 1 million patient records

Submitted by UW Medicine On Dec. 26, 2018, UW Medicine became aware…

  • Feb 20th, 2019

Judge Eaton rules to release courtroom security video

Security camera footage that resulted in a case dismissal will be released…

Snow sliders, dueling dogs and transport thievery | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Feb 19th, 2019

Fire chief talks disaster prep

The more prepared a community is for a disaster, the easier it…

Early resident camping reservations

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Parks & Fair is…

  • Feb 19th, 2019

Orcas man flown off-island for gunshot wound to his chest

Submitted by San Juan County Undersheriff Zac Reimer. Deputies on Orcas Island…

  • Feb 18th, 2019

Board of Health to discuss medical air transport

The San Juan County Board of Health will be discussing medical air…

  • Feb 18th, 2019

Navy MEDEVACs two patients from Orcas

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island conducted…

  • Feb 18th, 2019

Friday Harbor man charged with domestic assault

Philip K. Traini, 38, of Friday Harbor, has been charged with burglary…

Lawmakers propose new watercraft restrictions to save southern resident orcas

By Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau Lawmakers, whale watchers and environmentalists…

  • Feb 17th, 2019

Man charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. William Yukluk, 29, of…

  • Feb 17th, 2019

Two Friday Harbor residents charged with impersonation and theft

Two Friday Harbor residents have been charged with stealing a car and…

Orcas Island School District closed for snow on Feb. 14

Submitted by Orcas Island School District Due to unsafe road conditions, all…

  • Feb 14th, 2019
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                                Stills from the San Juan County District Court security camera that were submitted as evidence.

Criminal case dismissed due to county employee misconduct

(Editor’s note: A previous version of this article stated Sheriff Ron Krebs…

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                                Stills from the San Juan County District Court security camera that were submitted as evidence.
Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Camera controversy continues

(Editor’s note: A previous version of this article stated Sheriff Ron Krebs…

Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Islanders prepare for disaster

With a fault-line capable of doing more damage to the islands than…

An evening of Flamenco | Venue change

Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show, “Luz, an evening…

  • Feb 13th, 2019
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                                Graphic shows counties where law enforcement won’t actively enforce the gun control measure.

Some law enforcement officers shun state’s new gun control law

by RaeLynn Ricarte Statesman-Examiner The number of Washington law enforcement and government…

  • Feb 13th, 2019
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                                Graphic shows counties where law enforcement won’t actively enforce the gun control measure.

OIFR business offices closed; call 911 if needed

For immediate release from Orcas Island Fire and Rescue: Due to snow…

  • Feb 12th, 2019

Friday Harbor man charged with domestic violence and strangulation

James Rockford Desermeaux, 25, of Friday Harbor has been charged with one…

Winter storm to continue

As of 7 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, county road crews are…

  • Feb 11th, 2019

Reunited runaway; stray storm sailor; bogus bribe | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Feb 11th, 2019

Winter storm warning

Submitted by the San Juan County Department of Emergency Management There’s snow…

  • Feb 7th, 2019

Friday Harbor woman charged with animal cruelty

Warning: This article contains information about sexual acts with animals. Stephanie Romero-Suchara,…

The crushed building in Moran.

Wind storm causes massive damage to Moran State Park

High winds and freezing temperatures have left Moran State Park in a…

The crushed building in Moran.

Vehicular homicide trial postponed until March

The trial date for an Orcas man accused of vehicular homicide has…

Lawmakers propose limits on scope of Public Records Act for Legislature

by Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Legislation proposed on the last…

  • Feb 6th, 2019

Lopez terminal returns to operation

The Lopez Island terminal is back in service after being unusable for…

  • Feb 5th, 2019

Lovelett selected for state senate seat

Liz Lovelett, an Anacortes city council member, was selected to fill the…

  • Feb 5th, 2019

Governor signing first bill of the year into law

by Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau Washington Governor Jay Inslee signs…

  • Feb 5th, 2019
Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Case thrown out due to government misconduct

A criminal case being tried in San Juan County District Court has…

Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Loose llama, shot seal, tenacious trespasser | San Juan County Sheriff’s log

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

  • Feb 4th, 2019

SJC DEM Media Update: Disaster Preparedness for Small Business: Training on March 26

The San Juan County Department of Emergency Management and Economic Development Council…

  • Feb 4th, 2019