News

(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

Why covering our faces matters so much

Submitted by San Juan County COVID-19 updates from San Juan County around…

  • Apr 27th, 2020

Inslee announces plan to allow construction projects previously underway to be completed

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee, in consultation with…

  • Apr 26th, 2020

ATV violators, nosed out narcotics, phantom pursuit | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 26th, 2020

‘COVID-19 Community Conversations’ round three

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

  • Apr 25th, 2020

Never underestimate a salmon

Submitted by Jenny De Groot, MSc., Speckled Trout Consulting, LLC. One lesson…

  • Apr 25th, 2020

Orcas School district receives honor from the state

The State Board of Education, the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability…

  • Apr 25th, 2020

Ferry fare increase

Submitted by the Washington State Ferries Several Washington state ferry fare changes…

  • Apr 24th, 2020

Larsen Votes to Deliver Critical Relief to Washington’s Small Businesses and Hospitals, Boost COVID-19 Testing

Thursday, April 23, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted for critical emergency COVID-19…

  • Apr 24th, 2020

Virtual sewing bee stitches beautiful protection for San Juan islanders

Submitted by PeaceHealth It started with a simple request for support. In…

  • Apr 24th, 2020

Working Washington Small Business Grant program gets additional $5 million infusion

$10 million available to help some of estimated 25,000 applications from businesses

  • Apr 24th, 2020

Watch out for Medicare coronavirus scams

Submitted by the Washington Insurance Commissioner’s office. As the coronavirus pandemic continues,…

  • Apr 24th, 2020

Inslee announces Washington’s COVID-19 recovery plan

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee spoke directly to…

  • Apr 22nd, 2020

State Parks to reschedule April free days

Submitted by Washington State Parks Washington State Parks is postponing its two…

  • Apr 22nd, 2020

Liquor-fueled loss, dueling dogs, vagabond vessel | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 21st, 2020

DSHS to provide disaster cash assistance for some Washingtonians

Submitted by the Washington Department of Social and Health Services Office of…

  • Apr 21st, 2020

San Juan County COVID-19 Property Tax Relief

Submitted by SJC. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, San Juan County…

  • Apr 20th, 2020

Island airports to receive more than $2 million from FAA

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s office. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced…

  • Apr 20th, 2020

Puget Sound whale sightings in COVID-19 times

Submitted by Orca Network. Seeing whales brings such peace and lightness to…

  • Apr 20th, 2020

This negative is a positive for island and community health

Submitted by PeaceHealth With shared purpose, PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center and…

  • Apr 19th, 2020

Virtual volunteer opportunity at the Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. In these uncertain times of isolation,…

  • Apr 17th, 2020

Confirmed case on San Juan brings county total to 14

San Juan Island reported a new confirmed case of COVID-19 on April…

  • Apr 17th, 2020

WSF postpones summer 2-month reservation release

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Washington State Ferries is postponing its 2-month…

  • Apr 16th, 2020
Volunteers at the Lopez Resource Center helping with food deliveries.

COVID this week in the San Juans: A look at the resource centers

As the entire nation faces the realities of life during a global…

Volunteers at the Lopez Resource Center helping with food deliveries.

COVID-19 crisis increases gratitude for greenspace and highlights need to leash dogs

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank San Juan County Land Bank…

  • Apr 15th, 2020

Talking to kids about school staying closed

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent…

  • Apr 15th, 2020

New financial assistance programs

Submitted by Eastsound Water. Eastsound Water has created a Service Fee Deferral…

  • Apr 13th, 2020

Ferries extends winter sailing schedules through June 20

Submitted by Washington State Ferries As part of the state’s response to…

  • Apr 13th, 2020

Sheriff says no vacation rentals reported yet have rented units

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

  • Apr 13th, 2020

Free Orcas Island Distillery Sanitizer available

A small group of islanders and local businesses have banded together to…

Dealing with loss due to COVID-19

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health The U.S. Surgeon General…

  • Apr 12th, 2020

Compliance complaints, bovine breakouts, stock up sailing | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 11th, 2020

Sheriff and Prosecuting Attorney on order enforcement

Submitted by San Juan County While a majority of San Juan County…

  • Apr 10th, 2020