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Big changes to the Paycheck Protection Program

Submitted by San Juan County Economic Development Council. Businesses should take a…

  • Jun 14th, 2020

Department of Health highlights importance of face coverings, shares additional information

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health As counties across Washington…

  • Jun 13th, 2020

Please stop killing bumble bees: They’re not ‘murder hornets’

Beekeepers say residents are mistaking bees and wasps for Asian giant hornets.

Orcas Health Care District requests proposals for a consolidated clinic | UW Medicine announced it will not be applying

As announced earlier this year, the Orcas Island Health Care District is…

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San Juan County COVID-19 update

It’s been almost two months since the last case of COVID-19 was…

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San Juan County presents ‘2020: A Fair Odyssey’ — an alternative fair

Submitted by San Juan County Fair & Fairgrounds. On May 26, the…

  • Jun 10th, 2020

Friends of the San Juans stands for justice

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Staff The staff of Friends…

  • Jun 9th, 2020

K9 catches; mailbox mischief; sibling strife | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 9th, 2020

No camping in county campgrounds

Submitted by San Juan County By order of the San Juan County…

  • Jun 8th, 2020

Bankruptcy webinar

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

  • Jun 7th, 2020

Mask distribution to San Juan County businesses

Submitted by San Juan County In order to help support the business…

  • Jun 7th, 2020

Current ferry schedules to remain in place

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Until further notice, all state ferries will…

  • Jun 5th, 2020

Land Bank and OPALCO collaborate on Turtleback Powerline Improvements

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank. Orcas Power and Light Cooperative…

  • Jun 5th, 2020

Transient lodging resumes in San Juan County

Transient lodging in San Juan County can now resume at 50 percent…

  • Jun 3rd, 2020

A look at COVID-19 contact tracing

The county, country and the world has seemingly had to learn a…

San Juan County Courts offer new process for reducing court-ordered debts

Submitted by San Juan County Courts. For those who have court-ordered fines…

  • Jun 3rd, 2020
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Islanders stand with George Floyd

More than 100 Orcas Islanders gathered on the Village Green to peacefully…

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Community Conversations, week seven

Submitted by San Juan County After taking a week off, COVID-19 Community…

  • Jun 1st, 2020

Phased reopenings continue county-by-county

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s Office Gov. Jay Inslee issued his Safe…

  • Jun 1st, 2020

Statement from sheriff regarding protests

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs Over the last few…

  • May 31st, 2020

State Parks offers three free days in June

Submitted by Washington State Parks. The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission…

  • May 31st, 2020

Case exposure on San Juan Island

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Health & Community…

  • May 30th, 2020

Compensation calamity, taped trespassers, lost license | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 30th, 2020

EDC introduces ‘Trades Talks’

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council. The San Juan…

  • May 30th, 2020

WSF reminds riders of San Juan Islands’ face-covering requirement

Submitted Washington State Ferries. Please be advised that San Juan County has…

  • May 30th, 2020

This week in San Juan County | A COVID update

San Juan County is now in Phase Two of Gov. Jay Inslee’s…

OIHS class of 2020 graduation celebrations

Submitted by Orcas Island School District. For this year’s graduating class, the…

  • May 25th, 2020

SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application

Submitted by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The U.S. Small Business Administration,…

  • May 24th, 2020

The 2020 Memorial Day Weekend in the San Juan Islands

Submitted by San Juan County With roots dating back to the Civil…

  • May 24th, 2020

Comprehensive Plan update drafts available for review

Submitted by San Juan County. New draft documents of the San Juan…

  • May 24th, 2020

San Juan County approved for Phase Two

San Juan County has entered Phase Two of the state’s Start Safe…

  • May 23rd, 2020

Beware of unemployment frauds

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office As more unemployment fraud…

  • May 23rd, 2020

Fraudulent finances, weapons wrongdoing, raucous retorts | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 23rd, 2020

San Juan County Health Officer extends ban on transient lodging

Submitted by San Juan County On May 22nd, San Juan County Health…

  • May 23rd, 2020

New San Juan County Health Officer order on face coverings

Submitted by San Juan County. Supported by the San Juan County Council,…

  • May 21st, 2020

Blame and mistrust hurt people

Submitted by the Washington Department of Health. Misinformation about COVID-19 can create…

  • May 20th, 2020

San Juan County COVID update

During a special joint meeting on May 11, the San Juan County…

Distancing measures remain critical as COVID-19 transmission persists

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health. A new statewide report shows…

  • May 19th, 2020

Face coverings to be required in public in San Juan County

The San Juan County Board of Health agreed in a six-to-one vote…

Purloined post, marina moorage, a flurry of frauds | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 17th, 2020