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Reps. Debra Lekanoff and Alex Ramel (Contributed photo)

Alex Ramel replaces Jeff Morris as 40th District representative

Following Rep. Jeff Morris’ November 2019 resignation from his position in Washington’s…

  • Jan 12th, 2020 1:30am
Reps. Debra Lekanoff and Alex Ramel (Contributed photo)

Sucia body is John Doe

The person whose body washed ashore on Sucia Island last month is…

  • Jan 11th, 2020 1:30am

Seniors bring lawsuit against senior center nonprofit

Four members of the Senior Services Council of San Juan County brought…

  • Jan 6th, 2020 1:30am
The Anacortes Marathon oil refinery with Mt. Baker in the background. (Walter Siegmund, CC BY 2.5/contributed photo)

Environmentalists stop Anacortes xylene proposal

Xylene will not be produced and transported through local waters thanks to…

  • Jan 5th, 2020 1:30am
The Anacortes Marathon oil refinery with Mt. Baker in the background. (Walter Siegmund, CC BY 2.5/contributed photo)

Good news from around the world in 2019 | Editorial

As 2019 comes to its end, the Islands’ Sounder is sharing a…

  • Dec 25th, 2019 1:30am

Ferries holds first-ever digital meetings

The 30-minute advance arrival rule isn’t going anywhere, there isn’t enough money…

  • Dec 19th, 2019 1:30am

Inter Island Healthcare Foundation’s senior survey results

San Juan County’s seniors say services are lacking throughout the islands. The…

  • Dec 18th, 2019 1:30am

State supreme court overturns public records decision

The Supreme Court of the State of Washington has overturned part of…

  • Dec 17th, 2019 10:38am

County considers marijuana grow options

San Juan County is still working toward drafting regulations for marijuana production…

  • Dec 14th, 2019 1:30am

Man arrested after fight with deputy

Averell Rennie, 27, of Friday Harbor was charged with assault in the…

  • Dec 13th, 2019 12:06pm

Sales tax increase for emergency radios could be in next election

San Juan County Manager Mike Thomas brought a draft resolution in front…

  • Dec 12th, 2019 1:30am

Shoreline Master Program review progresses

With an $84,000 grant secured from the Washington Department of Ecology, the…

  • Dec 11th, 2019 1:30am

San Juan man charged with burglary and malicious mischief

Jacob S. Morehouse, 18, of San Juan Island was charged with burglary…

  • Dec 9th, 2019 1:30am

Save lives: don’t drive under the influence | Editorial

Tis the season for holiday parties, and with the festivities often comes…

  • Dec 9th, 2019 1:30am

County parks plans for the next two years

In an attempt to balance the San Juan County Parks budget, food…

  • Dec 4th, 2019 1:30am

OPALCO addresses Snake River dam resolution

While the region’s environmental groups work toward breaching the four lower Snake…

  • Dec 2nd, 2019 11:11am
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Monument’s planning document outlines big changes

Camping on Indian Island could be an option in the future, but…

  • Dec 1st, 2019 1:30am
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Propane tank building permit granted, appealed and allowed

Another attempt to stop the installation of a 30,000-gallon propane storage tank…

  • Nov 26th, 2019 1:30am

Hospital district elects to sign interlocal agreement

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 Board of Commissioners voted…

  • Nov 17th, 2019 5:30pm

Public pleads to county council for vacation rental moratorium

Several Orcas islanders hopped on the ferry to give public comment about…

  • Nov 15th, 2019 1:30am

County awarded grant for wood energy project

San Juan Islands Conservation District was granted $181,882 for wood energy projects…

  • Nov 14th, 2019 1:30am

Preliminary election results updated

Preliminary election results show that Liz Lovelett maintains her position in the…

  • Nov 10th, 2019 6:00pm

County makes headway on affordable housing

The San Juan County Council had a productive day in relation to…

  • Nov 8th, 2019 1:30am

County considers alternate radio upgrade funds

Voters may see a request for an increase in sales tax on…

  • Nov 2nd, 2019 1:30am
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Life Flight joins county medevac providers

There’s a new air ambulance provider servicing the San Juan Islands —…

  • Oct 31st, 2019 1:30am
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Unknown man being held in jail for San Juan Island burglary

An unidentified man was charged in San Juan County Superior Court on…

  • Oct 30th, 2019 2:14pm

Levy lift to keep several county programs alive

The future of a dozen community programs in San Juan County is…

  • Oct 25th, 2019 1:30am

San Juan Island EMS fined for Medicaid fraud

San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services has been fined $350,000 for Medicaid…

  • Oct 12th, 2019 1:30am

Lopez students sent home early over security threat

Following a tip that there may be a weapon hidden on campus,…

  • Oct 10th, 2019 1:49pm

Marijuana moratorium extended another six months

It may be another year before another marijuana production or processing permit…

  • Oct 9th, 2019 1:30am

Woman charged for hitting flagger with vehicle in 2018

Brook Elizabeth Radcliffe, 24, of Bellingham, has been charged with reckless endangerment…

  • Oct 7th, 2019 1:30am

Lopez man found guilty of burglary and mischief

Darren Adam Hayes, 57, of Lopez, was found guilty in the San…

  • Oct 4th, 2019 12:20pm

Protecting the San Juans and Southern residents from oil spills

Thousands of vessels travel throughout the Salish Sea annually, either to pass…

  • Oct 1st, 2019 1:30am
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                                School board president John Helding speaking during the Sept. 25 meeting.

Lopez community weighs in on harassment allegations against staff member

It was standing room only at the first Lopez Island School Board…

  • Sep 30th, 2019 1:21pm
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                                School board president John Helding speaking during the Sept. 25 meeting.

An update on county programs

As the summer came to an abrupt end and fall took ahold…

  • Sep 26th, 2019 1:30am

County agencies stress urgency in upgrading radio system

San Juan County emergency services may be able to upgrade its radio…

  • Sep 25th, 2019 1:30am

Samish scientists seek to save struggling species

While the conservation spotlight is focused on the survival of the Southern…

  • Sep 21st, 2019 1:30am

Former Lopez Island secondary principal accused of sexual harassment

Warning: This story contains explicit details of alleged sexual harassment. Eight Lopez…

  • Sep 16th, 2019 4:34pm

San Juan County studies potential protected foraging areas for Southern resident orcas

The Southern resident orcas are starving to death, and providing quiet areas…

  • Sep 12th, 2019 1:30am

A story of tsunamis | Editorial

When I lived in Oregon, I was just 80 miles from the…

  • Sep 4th, 2019 1:30am