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Multi-agency response to Judd Cove boat fire

San Juan County dispatch received a report of a vessel on fire…

  • Jun 6th, 2018

County council meeting to discuss comprehensive plan vision, June 11

The San Juan County Council will discuss the planning commission’s recommended amendments…

  • Jun 6th, 2018
photo courtesy Windermere Real Estate/Orcas Island/Wally Gudgell

The truth about Oprah Winfrey’s reported land purchase on Orcas | Interview with the realtor

Online news outlets have reported that Oprah Winfrey purchased an Orcas Island…

photo courtesy Windermere Real Estate/Orcas Island/Wally Gudgell

Eastsound woman killed in Highway 20 crash

A 95-year-old Eastsound woman was killed Monday in a collision on Highway…

  • Jun 5th, 2018

Orcas woman charged with assault

Marilyn Naumann, 67, of Eastsound has been charged with assault in the…

Potential affordable housing solution seeks community feedback

Housing advocates across San Juan County are exploring the feasibility of launching…

  • Jun 5th, 2018

Public school debates future of Montessori program

Orcas Island Elementary School’s Montessori program may not accept new first-graders for…

Voters will decide on real estate excise tax for affordable housing this November

Purchasers and sellers of county real estate may pay more to help…

Student at Orcas Elementary diagnosed with chickenpox

by Cindy Sapp Orcas Island School Nurse An Orcas Island elementary school…

  • May 31st, 2018

Sheriff Ron Krebs to seek re-election

The following was submitted by Ron Krebs. I was elected Sheriff of…

  • May 31st, 2018

Larsen votes to improve small business and rural community lending

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the following statement after voting for S.2155,…

  • May 30th, 2018

Assault, car theft charges for San Juan Island man

Days after being released from jail on assault charges, a local man…

Ferries’ new summer service plan

What happens when a ferry goes out of service and there are…

  • May 27th, 2018

Two trees taken; horse havoc; trashed tire | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 26th, 2018

Judge Kathryn Loring Orders SJC from Enforcing Code Provision against Power

Submitted by Nick Power, attorney at law Judge Loring of San Juan…

  • May 25th, 2018

GiveOrcas wraps up campaign | $234k awarded to local organizations

The Orcas Island Community Foundation distributed $234,000 to 20 programs serving the…

  • May 24th, 2018

Parent education night to cover sexuality education and abuse prevention

SAFE San Juans and Orcas Island Elementary are working together to provide…

  • May 24th, 2018

Friends of the San Juans joins lawsuit against Army Corps of Engineers

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans A lawsuit filed on May…

  • May 23rd, 2018

Lawsuit against county finalized, county awarded $10,000

Lopez resident Edward Kilduff and attorneys Nick Power and Michelle Earl-Hubbard were…

Health care district hosts first regular meeting

With one regular meeting now in its rearview mirror, the Orcas Health…

Slow start for San Juans’ summer ferry service

It’s going to be a slow summer with the M/V Yakima running…

Domestic violence charges filed in San Juan County

A man was charged in San Juan County with assault and the…

Bootleg buoys, prowler pinch and key conundrum | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 20th, 2018

Local groups in oil spill prevention program

As part of ongoing efforts to enhance local capacity to respond to…

  • May 19th, 2018

Kulp charged with second degree murder

Eric Kulp was released from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and will…

Washington State Ferries Yakima delays as repairs loom

Submitted by Washington State Ferries As of Monday, May 14, The Washington…

  • May 16th, 2018

Inslee, Wyman announce funding for 2018 statewide ballot return postage

Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of State Kim Wyman jointly announced on…

  • May 15th, 2018

Orcas man faces drug charges

Jordan Colin Lynn-Jefferson, 19, of Eastsound, is charged with one count of…

Eastsound woman is charged with stealing almost $9K from former boss

An Eastsound woman is charged with stealing almost $9,000 from a former…

Shaw death investigation continues

A Shaw Island resident who allegedly murdered his wife in November is…

  • May 14th, 2018

Orcas public hospital district holds first meeting

A hospital district for Orcas Island is officially in existence. During a…

Island County judge overturns propane tank permit denial

A previously denied conditional-use permit for a 30,000-gallon propane storage tank on…

Haywire horses, tenant trouble, forsaken fridge | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 14th, 2018

Locals advise Washington State Ferries on long-term plan

Washington State Ferries staff are moving full steam into the next 20…

State calls for voluntary ‘no-go’ zone along San Juan Island’s westside

Submitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife State fish and…

  • May 10th, 2018

Sidewalk suggested for Haven Road

A proposition by the county to construct a sidewalk along the east…

Public hospital district special meeting

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 3 board of commissioners will…

  • May 7th, 2018
Contributed photo/Royal Canadian Mounted Police
                                Items seized from the alleged Canadian smuggler.

Alleged cross-border drug trafficking off San Juan Island | Update

Two men allegedly involved in a rash of drug trafficking over a…

Contributed photo/Royal Canadian Mounted Police
                                Items seized from the alleged Canadian smuggler.
OPAL’s fundraising team left to right: board president Tim Fuller, trustees Rusty Diggs and Margaret Mills, executive director Lisa Byers and trustee and fundraising chair Pegi Groundwater.

April’s Grove $12.5 million affordable housing project is 85 percent funded

It’s been a momentous few weeks for staff at OPAL Community Land…

OPAL’s fundraising team left to right: board president Tim Fuller, trustees Rusty Diggs and Margaret Mills, executive director Lisa Byers and trustee and fundraising chair Pegi Groundwater.

Former San Juan County Detective Parker charged with misconduct by the Criminal Justice Training Commission

A former county detective, who allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a…