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Mindy Kayl running as Write-In candidate for SJC council, District 2

Submitted by Mindy Kayl. “As a World and community, we are facing…

  • Jul 23rd, 2020

New case of COVID on Orcas

Submitted by San Juan County One new positive COVID-19 case has been…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020

Larsen secures key wins for Northwest Washington in Water Resources Development Act

Submitted by the Office of Rick Larsen. On July 15, Rep. Rick…

  • Jul 21st, 2020

New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three

Over the course of four days, five new cases of COVID-19 were…

Inslee announces steps to address COVID-19 spread

Steps include smaller gathering size limits and ban on live entertainment

  • Jul 21st, 2020

Application for Phase Three returned to San Juan County

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

  • Jul 20th, 2020

Digging deeper into contact tracing

A more detailed look at how public health staff work to limit the spread of COVID in our community.

  • Jul 20th, 2020

FAQ for Prune Alley as collected from public input

Submitted by the Eastsound Planning and Review Committee. 1. How does the…

  • Jul 20th, 2020

Get on board with safety during Paddle Safe Week, July 19-25

Submitted by Washington State Parks The Washington State Parks Boating Program wants…

  • Jul 19th, 2020

Department of Health publishes detailed COVID-19 preliminary death data report

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health In the continuing effort to…

  • Jul 19th, 2020

Cornered canine, boat blaze, sidewalk sleeper | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 18th, 2020

Testing of close contacts identifies two new COVID cases on San Juan

Submitted by San Juan County Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been…

  • Jul 16th, 2020

Friends of the San Juans receives $5,000 grant

Submitted by Keta Legacy Foundation Virtual reality. Open-air classroom space. Online underwater…

  • Jul 15th, 2020
This photo shows the apparent moment of impact of Monday’s collision between the ferry Tokitae and a humpback whale that had just surfaced. (Bart Rulon)

Humpback whale hit by Mukilteo ferry, Chip, is presumed dead

The whale, age 3, has not been seen since being struck Monday. His companion was later seen alone.

  • Jul 14th, 2020
This photo shows the apparent moment of impact of Monday’s collision between the ferry Tokitae and a humpback whale that had just surfaced. (Bart Rulon)

New COVID-19 reports show concerning patterns of inequity, rise in cases among younger people

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

  • Jul 14th, 2020

Three new cases of COVID reported on San Juan Island

Submitted by San Juan County Over the weekend of July 11-12, three…

  • Jul 13th, 2020

Missing microscope, stolen sailboat, drone drive-bys | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 13th, 2020

Lopez Island signs memorialize lives lost

Being on a small island off the shores of Washington state has…

A look at San Juan County Council candidates

This fall, San Juan County residents will be voting for two positions…

  • Jul 11th, 2020

Ferry reportedly hits, possibly kills humpback near Mukilteo

The crew was unaware of a collision. Washington State Ferries and NOAA are reviewing photos and videos.

County gives $40,000 to each resource center for rental assistance

The county has nearly tripled its emergency rental assistance contribution to resource…

Second year in a row Orcas teen is awarded competitive Amazon Future Engineer scholarship

Once again, an Orcas Island High School graduate is one of 100…

Visitors Bureau suspends advertising

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau The San Juan Islands…

  • Jul 7th, 2020

Lieutenant Governor Primary Forum, July 9

Submitted by the League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund The…

  • Jul 7th, 2020

Crashed cycle, touring toddler, abandoned auto | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 7th, 2020

Top ten reasons to wear a mask

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health. 10. So the kids…

  • Jul 7th, 2020

New case of COVID-19 on Orcas Island

Submitted by San Juan County. Over the weekend, the San Juan County…

  • Jul 6th, 2020

A reminder that the Southern resident orcas are still struggling

The Southern resident orcas waited until the very end of June to…

Orcas Island Health Care District to host a virtual town hall

Submitted by the Orcas Island Health Care District. The Orcas Island Health…

  • Jul 6th, 2020

Orcas Island Library update

by Phil Heikkinen Library Director Orcas Library members have begun coming back…

  • Jul 5th, 2020

Taxpayers should file by July 15 tax deadline; automatic extension to Oct. 15 available

Submitted by the Internal Revenue Service. The Department of the Treasury and…

  • Jul 5th, 2020

Public asked to protect honey bees by reporting sightings of the invasive Asian giant hornet

Submitted by the State of Washington Recreation and Conservation Office. As summer…

  • Jul 4th, 2020

Logic and accuracy testing

Playground-on-the-Green set for September opening

  • Jul 3rd, 2020

Myths and facts about cloth face coverings

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

  • Jul 3rd, 2020

OPALCO warns of scammers

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative. Orcas Power and Light Cooperative…

  • Jul 3rd, 2020

Governor Inslee puts hold on all phase advancing

Submitted by the San Juan County Department of Emergency Management. Gov. Jay…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020

Drivers expected to face extended waits for state ferries over holiday weekend

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Travelers should plan ahead and prepare for…

  • Jul 1st, 2020

Reminder: All personal fireworks are illegal in San Juan County

Submitted by the San Juan County Fire Marshal’s Office A friendly reminder…

  • Jul 1st, 2020

Keep your child safe by staying up to date on vaccinations during COVID-19

While there isn’t a vaccine against COVID-19 yet, the good news is…

  • Jul 1st, 2020

Gallivanting goats, dangerous dog, odorous offense | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 30th, 2020