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County council considering new climate-focused department

by Minor Lile, Contributor As the San Juan County Charter Review Commission…

  • Jun 23rd, 2021

 

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Learn how to operate, rent a no-till drill

Interested in reseeding your pastures or hayfields? Planting cover crops or grains?…

  • Jun 24th, 2021

 

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Second online forum discusses common ground solutions for vacation rental issue

by Sienna Boucher Staff reporter The vacation rental discussion continues. The second…

  • Jun 18th, 2021

 

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Trashed tire, blotto boater, ditched driver | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 23rd, 2021
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San Juan County COVID update

Current positive case numbers are available online at the County Case Data…

  • Jun 18th, 2021
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Spring Street International 2021 graduates Linnea Morris and Ela Anevine did a deep dive into waste management.

Following waste in the San Juans

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  • Jun 22nd, 2021
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Spring Street International 2021 graduates Linnea Morris and Ela Anevine did a deep dive into waste management.
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San Juan County mask requirements to end June 27

Submitted by the San Juan County Health Dept. The San Juan County…

  • Jun 17th, 2021
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Special three-day candidate filing period

Submitted by San Juan County. Whew! You almost missed your chance to…

  • Jun 20th, 2021
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Orcas Island coalition to end homelessness

Submitted by Orcas Island Community Foundation. The Orcas Island Coalition to End…

  • Jun 22nd, 2021
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State Parks Clean Vessel Act Grant Program funds $900,000 in new pumpout projects

State Parks Clean Vessel Act Grant Program funds $900,000 in new pumpout projects

  • Jun 19th, 2021
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Important OPALCO billing updates

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative. Governor Jay Inslee is expected…

  • Jun 19th, 2021
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Navy concludes third round of Growler noise testing

Submitted by Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The Navy completed its third…

  • Jun 16th, 2021
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2021 Chamber Music Festival is live and live-streamed

Submitted by the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. Clarinet! Horn! Bassoon! Double…

  • Jun 14th, 2021
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Meet Jesse, the new coordinator at The Funhouse

Submitted by The Funhouse Commons. The Funhouse Commons is thrilled to announce…

  • Jun 13th, 2021
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Orcas Library presents “Saving the rarest whale”

Submitted by the Orcas Island Library. On Thursday, June 17 at 6…

  • Jun 17th, 2021
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Carousing canines, musical mischief, lifted lights | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 16th, 2021
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WDFW confirms AHD in island deer

Submitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Wildlife managers confirmed…

  • Jun 15th, 2021
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First SJICN vacation rental forum focuses on discovery

The conversation regarding vacation rentals continues in San Juan County, with a…

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Bathan Shaner levels the gravel bed for one of the food bank’s new shipping containers.

Food bank awarded WSDA grant to build capacity

by Rick Rhoads Orcas Island Food Bank The two blue 40-fott shipping…

  • Jun 12th, 2021
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Bathan Shaner levels the gravel bed for one of the food bank’s new shipping containers.
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The way forward in San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County. As we move into a new (and…

  • Jun 12th, 2021
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Charter Review Commission navigates choppy waters

by Minor Lile Sounder contributor Over the past few weeks, the San…

  • Jun 11th, 2021
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Governor announces $4.5 million in grants to get kids outside

Submitted by the Washington Recreation and Conservation Office. Getting kids outside to…

  • Jun 11th, 2021
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June hazardous waste round-up and year-round paint disposal

Submitted by San Juan County. Hazardous waste should always be brought in…

  • Jun 10th, 2021
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Contributed photo|Fire Marshall RJ Myers observes CCC conservation burn on Squaw Bay Road, Shaw Island.

OPALCO clears lines for fire prevention and forest health

Are you ready for fire season? OPALCO has a strong commitment to…

  • Jun 9th, 2021
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Dr. Frank James, Medical Director and Primary Care Physician for Island Primary Care – Orcas giving a tour to Rep. Rick Larsen on May 27.

Rep. Larsen visits clinic

Island Hospital hosted Representative Rick Larsen at Island Primary Care — Orcas…

  • Jun 8th, 2021
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Dr. Frank James, Medical Director and Primary Care Physician for Island Primary Care – Orcas giving a tour to Rep. Rick Larsen on May 27.
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Pride flags stolen from residences around Lopez Island

Only a broken wooden pole remained where a rainbow flag once blew…

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Forums to explore vacation rentals, create workable solutions

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Community Network. The number of vacation…

  • Jun 8th, 2021
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IslandRides Orcas to hire program coordinator

To meet the demand for free or affordable daily rides and deliveries…

  • Jun 7th, 2021
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Banned barbecue, surprised sleeper, face-covering fracas | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 7th, 2021
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ESWD is mailing a survey to customers.

Eastsound Sewer and Water to send customers income survey

Submitted by Eastsound Sewer and Water District. The Eastsound Sewer and Water…

  • Jun 6th, 2021
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Statewide COVID-19 vaccine distribution update

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

  • Jun 6th, 2021
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Boaters encouraged to ‘Be Whale Wise’ for Orca Action Month

Submitted by San Juan County. After what felt like a very long…

  • Jun 3rd, 2021
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Landlord facing charges had previous complaints against him

A Friday Harbor landlord recently charged with voyeurism and residential burglary was…

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Updates from Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by Orcas Senior Center. Seniors helping seniors The Orcas Senior Center…

  • Jun 2nd, 2021
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Christian Hogle sentenced to 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges

Warning: The following story contains explicit details about sexual violence. Christian Hogle,…

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Drifting dinghy, Click-it tickets, forgotten Fire | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 1st, 2021
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Fatal head-on collision on San Juan

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s office. At approximately 5:15 p.m.…

  • Jun 1st, 2021
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COVID-19 trends moving in the right direction with the help of vaccination

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health. The latest COVID-19 modeling…

  • May 30th, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccine distribution update from the Washington State Department of Health

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

  • May 30th, 2021
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