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Face covering signage for businesses and other organizations

Submitted by San Juan County. In order to help San Juan County…

  • May 16th, 2020

State Parks Boating Program promotes National Safe Boating Week, May 16 – 22

Submitted by the Washington State Parks Now that restrictions on outdoor recreation…

  • May 16th, 2020

Investigation concludes former Lopez secondary school principal sexually harassed coworkers

Submitted by Lopez Island School District An investigation into allegations of workplace…

  • May 15th, 2020

Inslee announces contact tracing initiative

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Confidential efforts will help businesses open…

  • May 15th, 2020

Report COVID-related scams to the sheriff

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff’s Office The San Juan County Sheriff’s…

  • May 14th, 2020

CDC video: ‘How COVID-19 can spread in a community’

In the following video released by the Centers for Disease Control and…

  • May 14th, 2020

Larsen virtually launches re-election campaign

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s office Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, announced he…

  • May 14th, 2020

Local beekeepers face another threat

To the dismay of local beekeepers, the Asian Giant Hornet has been…

  • May 14th, 2020

COVID-19 Community Conversations, week five

Submitted by San Juan County This week, “COVID-19 Community Conversations” continues with…

  • May 13th, 2020

Lessons from a past pandemic

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health. Do you know of…

  • May 13th, 2020

Drop in vaccination leaves children vulnerable to other diseases

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health. Immunization rates among children appear…

  • May 12th, 2020

Local governments poised to receive nearly $300 million in coronavirus relief

Commerce begins distributing federal CARES Act funds to strengthen community emergency responses

  • May 12th, 2020

County COVID update

As San Juan County approached three weeks without a new confirmed case…

Owl owie, poultry protection, renegade RV | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 11th, 2020

Orcas Farmers’ Market will open May 16 with food and plant items only

Submitted by Kristen Fay, Market Manager The Orcas Island Farmers’ Market is…

  • May 10th, 2020

Stuck at Home? WSU Extension, DNR offer free online classes to enhance your forested property

Submitted by Washington State Department of Natural Resources. The COVID-19 outbreak is…

  • May 10th, 2020

An ‘infodemic’

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health The World Health Organization has…

  • May 10th, 2020

Washington’s COVID-19 Safe Start FAQ

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health. The quickest way to reopen…

  • May 9th, 2020

Inslee announces three Safe Start advisory groups

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee announced members of…

  • May 8th, 2020

Department of Health statement on “coronavirus parties”

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health Washington State Department of Health…

  • May 8th, 2020

Antibody testing – there are no shortcuts to success

Submitted by San Juan County. There is nothing anyone of us wants…

  • May 7th, 2020

Inslee signs “Safe Start” phased re-open plan

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Some businesses could re-open as early…

  • May 6th, 2020

What’s been happening at the Port of Orcas?

by Diane Craig Staff reporter The Orcas Port Authority has been without…

  • May 6th, 2020

Fifteenth confirmed case of COVID in the county on San Juan Island

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Health and Community Services…

  • May 5th, 2020

Help local nonprofits during GiveBig, May 5 & 6

GiveBIG Washington is a fundraising event that began on April 15 and…

  • May 5th, 2020

Dueling dogs, walking women, ambiguous access | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriffs Office responded to the following calls. April…

  • May 4th, 2020

CDC provides guidance for cleaning and disinfecting to protect against the spread of COVID-19

By the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention This guidance is intended…

  • May 3rd, 2020

San Juan County Health Officer order extended to May 31

Submitted by San Juan County Concurring with an April 29, decision by…

  • May 2nd, 2020

Inslee extends Stay Home Order and talks state’s reopen strategy

Gov. Jay Inslee announced on May 1 he will extend his Stay…

  • May 2nd, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to students and education leaders after he rode the electric bus around the stadium track. A full electric charge can power the bus to travel 120 miles. (Office of the Governor photo)

San Juan Islands to get two electric school buses

Submitted by the Washington Department of Ecology. Washington schools may be closed…

  • May 2nd, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to students and education leaders after he rode the electric bus around the stadium track. A full electric charge can power the bus to travel 120 miles. (Office of the Governor photo)

Health District prepares to seek potential partners for medical services — an update from OIHCD superintendent Presson

Submitted by Orcas Island Health Care District As we reported for much…

  • May 1st, 2020

Good news — new forage fish spawning beaches found

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans This winter, Friends of the…

  • May 1st, 2020
(Gov. Jay Inslee’s office)

Inslee rolls out COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard with data

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee announced on April…

  • Apr 30th, 2020
(Gov. Jay Inslee’s office)

Inslee announces new initiative to expand language access to COVID-19 information

Submitted by the Washington Department of Health Gov. Jay Inslee issued a…

  • Apr 30th, 2020
County boxes. (Contributed photo.)

How to drop off documents at San Juan County Courthouse

Submitted by San Juan County. If you have business at the San…

  • Apr 30th, 2020
County boxes. (Contributed photo.)

Free webinar series for small business owners, registration beings 10 a.m., April 30

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

  • Apr 29th, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program resumes accepting applications

Submitted by the U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator of the U.S. Small…

  • Apr 29th, 2020

State recreation lands to reopen May 5 – local day-use only

Submitted by Washington State Parks. On April 26, the Washington Department of…

  • Apr 28th, 2020

EDC urges businesses and residents to “Hire Local”, presents Virtual Job Fair

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

  • Apr 28th, 2020

An update on unemployment from the state

Submitted by the Washington State Economic Resiliency Team The Employment Security Department…

  • Apr 27th, 2020