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County seeks committee members for vacant seats

Submitted by San Juan County. The San Juan County Council is searching…

  • Aug 8th, 2020

 

Four council candidates to move on to general election and school levy approved

Rick Hughes, Christine Minney, Ryan Palmateer and Cindy Wolf are the four…

  • Aug 6th, 2020

 

Grellet-Tinner’s lawsuit against county dismissed

A 2017 lawsuit against San Juan County, Sheriff Ron Krebs and former…

 

A recap of the islands’ most recent COVID cases

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County is shifting to a…

  • Aug 4th, 2020

Webb to recommend distance learning for start of school year

Submitted by Superintendent Eric Webb As the Superintendent of Orcas Island School…

  • Aug 3rd, 2020

County seeks testimony on the 2020 Annual Docket

Submitted by San Juan Count.y The San Juan County Council will hold…

  • Aug 6th, 2020

Outdoor Recreation generates big money in Washington

Submitted by the State of Washington Recreation and Conservation Office People spend…

  • Aug 6th, 2020

Decades-old discovery, beached boat, suspect search | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 5th, 2020

Orcas Public School looks at fall 2020

It’s likely that Orcas public school students will receive their education virtually…

Tahlequah, J35, is seen in two aerial photos from SR³. The wideness of her mid-section is evidence of her pregnancy, according to researchers. (SR³ SeaLife Response, Rehab and Research and NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center in 2019 and SR³ and Southall Environmental Associates in 2020; NMFS research permit 19091)

World-famous mourning mother orca pregnant again

It’s been nearly two years to the day since Tahlequah, J35, carried…

Tahlequah, J35, is seen in two aerial photos from SR³. The wideness of her mid-section is evidence of her pregnancy, according to researchers. (SR³ SeaLife Response, Rehab and Research and NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center in 2019 and SR³ and Southall Environmental Associates in 2020; NMFS research permit 19091)

Two new cases of COVID in San Juan County

Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced in San Juan County on…

  • Jul 30th, 2020

Staying six feet apart

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health. The number of people…

  • Aug 3rd, 2020

Local businesses receive help from the Department of Commerce

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Commerce. The Washington State Department…

  • Aug 3rd, 2020

The Department of Health launches CORONA Survey

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health. The Washington State Department of…

  • Aug 2nd, 2020

COVID-19 activity continues to grow in Washington state as hospitalizations and deaths rise

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health. The Washington State Department…

  • Jul 30th, 2020

Planning commission approves marijuana draft ordinance

San Juan County is one step closer to amending marijuana production and…

Recreate responsibly, avoid marine mammals

Keep away from marine mammals — for both your safety and theirs.…

There’s good news and there’s bad news

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health. The Yakima Health Department…

  • Jul 29th, 2020

We did it before; we can do it again

Remember how we flattened the curve?

  • Jul 29th, 2020

Statewide face-covering order expansion

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health. As of July 25,…

  • Jul 28th, 2020

Department of health talks back to school

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health. It’s the height of…

  • Jul 27th, 2020

Inslee announces rollbacks to some activities to slow COVID-19 exposure

Modifications related to weddings and funerals, restaurants, bars, and fitness and entertainment.

  • Jul 27th, 2020

San Juan County COVID-19 update

San Juan County will remain in Phase Two for the foreseeable future.…

Marred mailbox. forbidden fireworks, pinched pots | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 26th, 2020

New cases on Lopez and San Juan

Over the weekend, two new cases of COVID-19 were announced in San…

  • Jul 26th, 2020

WSF to release reservations for Sept. 27-Jan. 2 on Aug. 27

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Starting at 7 a.m. on Aug. 27,…

  • Jul 25th, 2020
Island marble butterfly adult on its host plant, field mustard. (USFWS/contributed photo)

Nature notes – A moveable feast

by Kayla Seaforth San Juan County Land Bank Field Assistant ­­The green…

  • Aug 3rd, 2020
Island marble butterfly adult on its host plant, field mustard. (USFWS/contributed photo)

Grellet-Tinner case dismissed

Submitted by San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney Randy Gaylord The lawsuit by…

  • Jul 24th, 2020

Daniel Miller running for council

Submitted by Daniel Miller Former New England Antique shop owner Daniel Miller…

  • Jul 24th, 2020

FAQ for employers and businesses regarding positive COVID tests

Submitted by San Juan County. As the islands enter the sixth month…

  • Jul 24th, 2020

Mindy Kayl running as Write-In candidate for SJC council, District 2

Submitted by Mindy Kayl. “As a World and community, we are facing…

  • Jul 23rd, 2020

‘Plastic Free July’ goes local with the launch of the Plastic Free Salish Sea campaign

Submitted by Plastic Free Salish Sea. Plastic Free July, https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/, is a…

  • Jul 23rd, 2020

New COVID case on San Juan brings county count to 26

Submitted by San Juan County One new positive COVID-19 case has been…

  • Jul 23rd, 2020

New case of COVID on Orcas

Submitted by San Juan County One new positive COVID-19 case has been…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020

Inslee announces steps to address COVID-19 spread

Steps include smaller gathering size limits and ban on live entertainment

  • Jul 21st, 2020

New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three

Over the course of four days, five new cases of COVID-19 were…

Larsen secures key wins for Northwest Washington in Water Resources Development Act

Submitted by the Office of Rick Larsen. On July 15, Rep. Rick…

  • Jul 21st, 2020

Digging deeper into contact tracing

A more detailed look at how public health staff work to limit the spread of COVID in our community.

  • Jul 20th, 2020

Application for Phase Three returned to San Juan County

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health Washington State Secretary of Health…

  • Jul 20th, 2020

FAQ for Prune Alley as collected from public input

Submitted by the Eastsound Planning and Review Committee. 1. How does the…

  • Jul 20th, 2020