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Dispose of prescription drugs and vaping products at take-back events

Submitted by the Washington Health Care Authority. People around the state can…

  • Oct 22nd, 2020

 

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Washington’s ‘Interim COVID-19 Vaccination Plan’ submitted to CDC

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

  • Oct 23rd, 2020

 

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Woman charged with hitting a flagger with car in 2018 to be sentenced

Nearly two years after a Friday Harbor flagger was struck by a…

 

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Teen thievery, homeless hound, treacherous trees | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 20th, 2020
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Take the 2020 ferry rider survey now

Washington State Ferries encourages customers to participate in the current Ferry Riders…

  • Oct 21st, 2020
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State Supreme Court nullifies Eyman’s $30 car-tab initiative

Justices on Thursday unanimously agreed that voter-approved Initiative 976 is unconstitutional.

  • Oct 21st, 2020
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Fourth of July Beach on San Juan Island. (Adam W. Ritchey/contributed photo)

Council candidates talk environmental concerns

Their reasons for running are as diverse as their personal backgrounds. The…

Fourth of July Beach on San Juan Island. (Adam W. Ritchey/contributed photo)
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San Juan County council candidates weigh in on OPALCO issues

Submitted by OPALCO. With the energy world changing dramatically, OPALCO leadership invited…

  • Oct 17th, 2020
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Statewide COVID-19 vaccine distribution progress update

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

  • Oct 17th, 2020
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New case in San Juan County brings total to 33

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

  • Oct 14th, 2020
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Governor loosens limits on indoor dining

Submitted by San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau As many local restaurants are…

  • Oct 13th, 2020
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Second-half 2020 property taxes are due Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

Submitted by San Juan County. San Juan County Treasurer, Rhonda Pederson would…

  • Oct 17th, 2020
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Four council candidate field questions during forum

It may have been a virtual debate, but plenty of issues were…

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Over 62,796 people and 41 Organizations ask Governor Inslee to Oppose a New Shipping Terminal at the Canadian border

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. Canada’s largest port, the Port…

  • Oct 16th, 2020
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EDC, town, Anacortes study economic impacts from Sidney ferry

Submitted by The Economic Development Council of San Juan County The Economic…

  • Oct 15th, 2020
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New San Juan County Council will have eyes on vacation rental reforms | Guest column

After conducting interviews with all four candidates running for District 1 &…

  • Oct 15th, 2020
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Halloween in town will look different this year

The children of Orcas Island can rest easy: Halloween candy will once…

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Flu vaccine availability in San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County. In the time of COVID, being vaccinated…

  • Oct 21st, 2020
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Tips for a safe and fun Halloween

Halloween will look and feel a little bit different this year because of COVID-19.

  • Oct 11th, 2020
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Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant Program grantees announced

Submitted by The Economic Development Council of San Juan County The Economic…

  • Oct 12th, 2020
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San Juan County Lodging Tax Committee announcement

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Lodging Tax Committee…

  • Oct 12th, 2020
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San Juan County awards $1.7 million from the Home Fund

The Home Fund is managed with oversight from the Housing Advisory Committee and the County Council.

  • Oct 10th, 2020
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Miscreant moorage, distressed deer, Lopez litter | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 10th, 2020
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PeaceHealth warns of phone scams impacting patients

PeaceHealth Hospital has received reports of recent phone scams, or “vishing” scams.

  • Oct 9th, 2020
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San Juan County extends CARES Small Business Relief Grant deadline and eligibility

Awards will range up to $5,000 for eligible San Juan County businesses

  • Oct 8th, 2020
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Drought-stricken farmers, ranchers have more time to replace livestock

This extension immediately impacts drought sales that occurred during 2016.

  • Oct 7th, 2020
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Interview with Sounder’s newspaper delivery person Jerry Carter

Jerry Carter has walked a path paved in newspaper ink. In August…

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Pacasum sentenced to 54 months in prison

An Orcas teen who pleaded guilty to rape of a child has been sentenced.

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Sound Defenders Alliance seeks to cease Navy encroachment

The Navy’s Growlers have been a bane of many Lopezians for nearly a decade.

An EA-18G Growler taxis toward the runway at Ault Field, Whidbey Island on March 29, 2019. (Paul Seeber, U.S. Navy/contributed photo)
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Elections equipment testing on Oct. 14

Submitted by San Juan County. A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot…

  • Oct 6th, 2020
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Salmon habitat restored on Sucia Island

On-the-ground work to restore habitat has come to fruition.

  • Oct 5th, 2020

Washington State Department of Health prepares to deploy new rapid COVID-19 tests

Washington State Department of Health to report antigen test results as well.

  • Oct 5th, 2020

State to provide $300,000 in emergency grants to Washington shellfish growers

Departments of Commerce and Agriculture partner with Impact Washington to create Shellfish Seed Bank

  • Oct 4th, 2020

Assessor Change of Value notices mailed on Oct. 1

Determining value is the first part of a budget-based assessment process.

  • Oct 4th, 2020
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Burn permits go on sale Oct. 5

Fall is here and the time has come for burn permits to go on sale.

  • Oct 3rd, 2020
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Worn-out welcome, tipsy teens, rogue rental | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 3rd, 2020

Orcas Island School District COVID-19 update

by OISD Superintendent Eric Webb Fall is very much in the air…

  • Oct 2nd, 2020

$1.5 million dollars in cares relief grants available to arts and cultural organizations

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

  • Oct 2nd, 2020

County Council Candidates Youth Forum

They will ask the county council candidates questions about the environment and climate change.

  • Oct 2nd, 2020

Quiet Skies and Sound Defense Alliance to host Zoom meeting

Quiet Skies and Sound Defense Alliance are hosting a Zoom gathering on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. for residents of the San Juan Islands.

  • Oct 1st, 2020