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El Fondo Comunitario de Respuesta a Emergencias brinda alivio por daños por inundaciones

La Fundación Comunitaria de la Isla Orcas (Orcas Island Community Foundation, OICF)…

  • Dec 6th, 2021

 

Community Emergency Response Fund provides relief from flood damage

Submitted by the Orcas Island Community Foundation. The Orcas Island Community Foundation…

 

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Anacortes/San Juan Islands service restoration update

Nearly two weeks into trialing a return to a full four-boat fall…

  • Dec 7th, 2021

 

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Lifted loot, abandoned auto, purloined post | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Dec 6th, 2021
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Contributed photo/Site of proposed airport purchase.

Airport to acquire home and attached hangar

The Orcas Island Airport is beginning the process of purchasing 197 Aviator…

  • Dec 5th, 2021
Contributed photo/Site of proposed airport purchase.
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Weekly COVID case update

Submitted by San Juan County. Since the last update on Friday November…

  • Dec 5th, 2021
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Snake River dams are diminishing the salmon population

The Snake River, once abundant with salmon, is becoming barren as it…

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Laporte Road closed, just past junction with John Jones Road

Submitted by San Juan County Department of Emergency Management. A blocked culvert…

  • Nov 29th, 2021
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Support for volunteer firefighters and EMTs | Letter to the Editor

I write in support of our volunteer firefighters and EMTs and the…

  • Nov 28th, 2021
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Photo by Krista Davis/Flooding at Odlin Park, Lopez Island

Prepare your property for the next big rain event

by SJC Department of Environmental Stewardship The massive rain event last week…

  • Nov 27th, 2021
Photo by Krista Davis/Flooding at Odlin Park, Lopez Island
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PeaceHealth announces additions to Rehab Therapy team

Submitted by PeaceHealth in Friday Harbor. We are pleased to announce that…

  • Nov 25th, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccine booster doses now available for all adults 18 and older

Submitted by the Washington Department of Health. Booster doses of all three…

  • Nov 25th, 2021
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Audrey Hance and Lana Sasan named the new glass crusher Big Blue.

Orcas Recycling debuts new glass crusher

by Heather Wallace Orcas Recycling Services moved closer to its mission of…

  • Nov 24th, 2021
Audrey Hance and Lana Sasan named the new glass crusher Big Blue.
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Vaccine booster appointments available now

San Juan County Health and Community Services has released 4,000 Moderna booster…

  • Nov 24th, 2021
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Updated Salish Sea vessel traffic projections released

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. The recently updated Salish Sea…

  • Nov 23rd, 2021
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OICF to offer GiveOrcas 2021 Holiday Campaign

The Orcas Island Community Foundation (OICF) kicks off the GiveOrcas holiday campaign…

  • Nov 23rd, 2021
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Pestering post; ‘net nastiness; tipped trailer | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Nov. 10…

  • Nov 22nd, 2021
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Compass Health expands team and service capacity in San Juan County to meet local behavioral health needs

Submitted by Compass Health. With a team of mental health and substance…

  • Nov 21st, 2021
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Orcas Senior Center happenings

Submitted by the Orcas Island Senior Center. 15-Minute Weekly Qigong Workshop Quiet…

  • Nov 20th, 2021
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WSF returns to a regular schedule in two-week trial

Editor’s note: The ferry situation is changing daily. The story below reflects…

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Emergency services continue east of the Point Lawrence divide

Submitted by Orcas Fire and Rescue. With the area east of Doe…

  • Nov 19th, 2021
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COVID-19 weekly case update

Submitted by San Juan County. Since the last update on Friday, Nov.…

  • Nov 18th, 2021
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Crow Valley Road.

Crow Valley Road closure from rain damage

Due to erosion having caused cavities beneath the roadbed, Crow Valley Road…

  • Nov 18th, 2021
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Washington PTAC, EDC offer workshop on Government Contracting Essentials

Interested in doing business with the government? Join Washington PTAC and the…

  • Nov 17th, 2021
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Proposal to rename Harney Channel passes major milestone

Submitted by Ken Carrasco. The Washington State Board of Geographic Names voted…

  • Nov 16th, 2021
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Found fob, contentious caller, forklift faux pas | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 16th, 2021
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Turtleback Mountain, Judd Cove and Coho Preserves sustained damage from rainfall

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank. The Conservation Land Bank’s…

  • Nov 16th, 2021
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Community members working on the pedestrian bridge at Doe Bay Resort.

Work is underway to repair complete washout of Pt. Lawrence Road just past Doe Bay Resort

Submitted by Brendan Cowan. Some island roads still have isolated spots with…

  • Nov 16th, 2021
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Community members working on the pedestrian bridge at Doe Bay Resort.
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Weekly case update – County COVID stats

Since the last update on Friday, Nov. 5, there have been 19…

  • Nov 15th, 2021
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Point Lawrence Road on Orcas is washed out just past Doe Bay Resort.

Weather creates hazardous conditions

Submitted by Brendan Cowan. Extremely heavy rains have fallen across the islands…

  • Nov 15th, 2021
Point Lawrence Road on Orcas is washed out just past Doe Bay Resort.
Contributed photo/An evening of dance opens at Orcas Center.

Come Stand in My Shoes offers an evening of dance

Submitted by Tiffany Loney. “Before you are quick to judge me, walk…

  • Nov 14th, 2021
Contributed photo/An evening of dance opens at Orcas Center.
Crime coverage in San Juan County.

Kevin Taylor found not guilty for murder of his wife after retrial

WARNING: The following story contains graphic details about domestic violence. A Friday…

Crime coverage in San Juan County.
Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View

Weekly COVID case update

Submitted by San Juan County. Since the last update on Friday October…

  • Nov 9th, 2021
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Leafcutter Bee Megachile.

How to Support Pollinators Through the Winter

After blustery storms displace sprinkles of red, orange, and yellow autumn leaves,…

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Three-boat schedule remains; no reservations

Washington State Ferries will temporarily operate reduced sailing schedules on most routes…

  • Nov 7th, 2021
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Rainbowed robber, morning menace, custody confusion | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 6th, 2021
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Pediatric vaccination appointments now available

Submitted by San Juan County. With FDA and CDC approval of the…

  • Nov 5th, 2021
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An update on the deer virus

by Patricia Guthrie Contributor The virus that sickened and killed hundreds of…

  • Nov 4th, 2021
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Stewardship Network announces annual awards

Submitted by Amy Nesler. Congratulations to this year’s 2021 Good Steward Award…

  • Nov 3rd, 2021
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Shepler beats incumbent; charter amendments passage a mixed bag

by Colleen Smith and Diane Craig Staff report San Juan County voters…

  • Nov 5th, 2021
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