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San Juan County adopts changes to marijuana ordinance

The moratorium on marijuana production and processing will lift after being in…

EDC announces two small business relief grants

Two new grants aim to help small businesses in San Juan County…

  • Sep 5th, 2020

Household hazardous waste pick-up is Saturday, Sept. 26

The event is free to all Orcas households

  • Sep 4th, 2020

Another wildland fire response keeps Orcas Fire busy

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue For the third time in…

  • Sep 4th, 2020

Orcas, Lopez and San Juan Fire team up with DNR for wildfire

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue. Orcas Island Fire and Rescue…

  • Sep 3rd, 2020

Check schedules and expect waits for state ferries over Labor Day weekend

Modified service on multiple routes due to COVID-19

  • Sep 2nd, 2020

COVID-19 testing still advised for people with symptoms and close contacts of confirmed cases

COVID-19 testing still advised for people with symptoms and close contacts of confirmed cases

  • Sep 1st, 2020

Four local water treatment systems receive state recognition

Eastsound; Orcas Village; Roche Harbor Resort; and Rosario Resort.

  • Sep 1st, 2020

Maggie’s masks continue to make money

Will she reach $8,000?

  • Aug 31st, 2020

A conversation with local elected officials

Four of the islands’ elected officials held a meeting to discuss the state of the islands.

COVID update from San Juan County

COVID case trends and the way forward

  • Aug 30th, 2020

New statewide testing metric and methodology updates announced

Department of Health is making changes to the way they process and report testing data statewide

  • Aug 30th, 2020

Preschoolers prepped for the wonderful world of kindergarten

Transitioning tots will receive an OCRC canvas bag filled to the brim

  • Aug 29th, 2020

San Juan County organization receives $750,000 grant for long-term care

This grant is intended to put in place a care coordination model for seniors

  • Aug 29th, 2020

Ewes askew; scam success; creamy conundrum | Sheriff’s Log

San Juan County Sheriff’s office recent calls

  • Aug 28th, 2020

Airport still has needs

Still in need of a child’s bike and a propane barbecue

  • Aug 28th, 2020
NOAA Fisheries
                                Southern resident orca with calf.

Give pregnant orcas space to forage

From NOAA Fisheries

  • Aug 28th, 2020
NOAA Fisheries
                                Southern resident orca with calf.

Reservation release postponed two weeks

Unplanned technical problem prompts WSF to postpone the upcoming release of reservations

  • Aug 27th, 2020

Back to school- online and outdoors

Submitted by the Orcas Island Community Foundation The new school year is…

  • Aug 26th, 2020

Secretary of State says USPS will maintain excellent delivery standards during general election

Submitted by Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s office. The U.S. Postal…

  • Aug 26th, 2020

Sucia assists in drug bust

At approximately 8:30 p.m. Aug. 21, deputies stopped a vehicle driving in…

  • Aug 25th, 2020

Skagit STEM Network expands to San Juan County

Thanks to the interest and support of educators, business leaders and community…

  • Aug 25th, 2020

Tips and tricks for wearing cloth face coverings

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health. Covering your face while…

  • Aug 25th, 2020

Congress acts to stop USPS service reductions

As the 2020 General Election nears, new concerns regarding mail-in voting have…

Crews respond to wildland fire on Shadow Road

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Orcas Island Fire and Rescue…

  • Aug 24th, 2020

Summary of recent cases in San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County There was one new confirmed positive test…

  • Aug 24th, 2020

State receives more than $11 million in federal grants to benefit Southern resident orca and Chinook recovery

Submitted Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. The Washington State Recreation and…

  • Aug 24th, 2020

Why am I coughing? What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Out of nowhere, you…

  • Aug 24th, 2020

Ferguson brings lawsuit to protect the United States Postal Service and mail-in voting

Submitted by the Office of the Washingtons State Attorney General. A Lawsuit…

  • Aug 23rd, 2020

Help protect firefighters by doing your part to reduce COVID-19 spread

Submitted by Washington Department of Natural Resources. Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary…

  • Aug 21st, 2020

Water advisory for portion of Doe Bay Water System customers.

On August 19, Washington Water Service (Washington Water), operator of the Doe…

  • Aug 20th, 2020

The COVID-19 Farmworker Study

Another step toward evidence-based public health practice in Washington

  • Aug 20th, 2020

Reported child abuse on San Juan Island

Two Friday Harbor women have been charged with assault of a child.…

Free day at Washington State Parks, Aug. 25

Submitted by Washington State Parks In recognition of the National Park System’s…

  • Aug 18th, 2020

County adds one new COVID case as of mid-August

Update: Another case of COVID was confirmed on Orcas on Aug. 17.…

New report highlights COVID-19 cases are plateauing

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

  • Aug 18th, 2020

Pinched paddle, bickering brothers, appropriated anchor| San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Aug 17th, 2020

Summary of San Juan County cases to date

Submitted by San Juan County This Hot Topic will provide a broad…

  • Aug 17th, 2020

Ferry delays likely to remain for now

The ferries occasionally running behind in the summer is something islanders are…

(Rhea Miller/contributed photo)

Lopez Black Lives Matter signs vandalized a third time

Submitted by Rhea Miller In the late evening of Aug. 14, yet…

  • Aug 16th, 2020
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