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Cast away crystal, scores of speeders, active ammo | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 7th, 2020
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Washington State Ferries to honor veterans Wednesday with moment of silence

POW/MIA flag to fly on all operating vessels Nov. 11

  • Nov 7th, 2020
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PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center earns top rating for its Cardiothoracic Surgery Program

Submitted by PeaceHealth. PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington, earned…

  • Nov 6th, 2020
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New case of COVID on Lopez brings county count to 39 | Update

Submitted by San Juan County. A positive COVID test result has been…

  • Nov 5th, 2020
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Let’s be honest: A discussion about the holidays and minimizing transmission risk

Submitted by San Juan County. Everything about the COVID crisis has been…

  • Nov 5th, 2020
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State Parks announces final 2020 free days

Day-use visits are free on Veterans Day and the day after Thanksgiving

  • Nov 5th, 2020
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Guidance on symptoms of COVID and when to stay home from work or school

Submitted by San Juan County. As we head into winter, sore throats,…

  • Nov 4th, 2020
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Hospice Northwest could be sold to private equity firm

For more than 30 years, San Juan County residents in the last…

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San Juan County a priority in state’s forest plan

The San Juan Islands are heavily and densely forested. Because of this,…

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Call for nominations to Monument Advisory Committee

Submitted by the Bureau of Land Management The Bureau of Land Managemen…

  • Nov 2nd, 2020
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Tangled tots, moorage miscreant, canine confusion | San Juan County Sheriff’s Office

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

  • Nov 2nd, 2020
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Island Hospital partners with Orcas Island to operate a primary care clinic

Submitted by Island Hospital Beginning March 2021, Island Hospital (Skagit County Public…

  • Oct 29th, 2020
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Coffee during COVID

This year was one for the books! As the COVID pandemic stretched…

  • Oct 29th, 2020
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Contact testing finds new Orcas COVID case

Submitted by San Juan County. One new positive COVID test result has…

  • Oct 28th, 2020
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Collen’s path

Every year, Women in Business recognizes and celebrates remarkable businesswomen in history…

  • Oct 28th, 2020
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Rick Hughes appointed to National Broadband Task Force

Submitted by the National Association of Counties. National Association of Counties (NACo)…

  • Oct 28th, 2020
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Straying stead, sidelined cycles, San Juan swatting | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 27th, 2020
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Whidbey SAR Conducts medevac from Lopez

Submitted by Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. A Search and Rescue team…

  • Oct 27th, 2020
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Two new cases of COVID bring county total to 35

Submitted by San Juan County. Two new positive COVID test results have…

  • Oct 26th, 2020
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With tiny trackers attached to three Asian giant hornet, researchers were able to track the individuals back to their nest, which is believed to have been successfully eradicated on Oct. 24. (Sheri Hartman, Washington State Department of Agriculture/contributed photo)

Entomologists locate and destroy Asian giant hornet nest in Blaine, Wash. — first in the U.S.

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Agriculture After weeks of trapping…

  • Oct 26th, 2020
With tiny trackers attached to three Asian giant hornet, researchers were able to track the individuals back to their nest, which is believed to have been successfully eradicated on Oct. 24. (Sheri Hartman, Washington State Department of Agriculture/contributed photo)
Epidemological curve as of Oct. 20, 2020. (Washington State Department of Health/contributed photo)

Concern that climb in cases means ‘fall surge’ is starting

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health. Data from the Washington…

  • Oct 24th, 2020
Epidemological curve as of Oct. 20, 2020. (Washington State Department of Health/contributed photo)
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PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center encourages women to get screened

Submitted by PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center. October is National Breast Cancer…

  • Oct 24th, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Four council candidate field questions during forum

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

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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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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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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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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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Halloween in town will look different this year

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

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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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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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