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State Parks urges Fourth of July revelers to recreate responsibly

Submitted by Washington State Parks The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission…

  • Jun 29th, 2020

OPAL gala is online June 27 to 30

Visit http://www.opalclt.org/gala2020/

  • Jun 27th, 2020

Public hearing regarding marijuana production and processing regulations

Submitted by San Juan County. The Planning Commission will take public testimony…

  • Jun 27th, 2020

San Juan County pursues Phase Three

San Juan County may soon be entering Phase Three of Gov. Jay…

Business assistance deadline June 30

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council. The last day…

  • Jun 26th, 2020

Community service program – calling all non-profits

Submitted by the San Juan County Adult Probation Office. The courts of…

  • Jun 24th, 2020

Update on recent San Juan County cases

Submitted by San Juan County. Over the past week, San Juan County…

  • Jun 24th, 2020

County to request moving to modified Phase Three

Submitted by San Juan County Following a recommendation from San Juan County…

  • Jun 24th, 2020

How Orcas has helped the homeless shelter in place

Sheltering in place is not possible when you are homeless. When Gov.…

Masks required in public statewide starting June 26

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of…

  • Jun 23rd, 2020

Orcas Island Health Care District is hosting a Town Hall

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

  • Jun 23rd, 2020

Helping businesses, employees customers stay safe

Submitted by San Juan County. There are some relatively simple best practices…

  • Jun 23rd, 2020

San Juan County announces 2020 funding round for Home Fund Program

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

  • Jun 22nd, 2020

Torn treads; nasty nuisance; lost livestock | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 22nd, 2020

New positive test result reported on Lopez Island

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

  • Jun 21st, 2020

Second confirmed COVID-19 case on San Juan Island in a week

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

  • Jun 20th, 2020
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Department of Health admits to numbers error

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

  • Jun 18th, 2020
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Communicating with our faces covered

Hearing new ways in a new world

  • Jun 18th, 2020

County talks COVID grants

As of June 1, San Juan County has incurred $618,686.87 in COVID-19…

PIMC adjusts visitor policy to allow for limited visitor access

Submitted by PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical center PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center…

  • Jun 17th, 2020
Lummi Nation logo. (Contributed photo)

Remembering Lummi hereditary chief Bill James

The hereditary chief of the Lummi People Bill Tsi’li’xw James died on…

Lummi Nation logo. (Contributed photo)

Inslee, Kreidler call out Trump administration for targeting transgender patients during Pride month, national pandemic

Submitted by the Washington State Officer of the Insurance Commissioner The Trump…

  • Jun 16th, 2020

Orcas Fire responds to wildland fire; reminder to public that burning is closed

Submitted by Orcas Fire. Orcas Fire responded Sunday, June 14 to reports…

  • Jun 16th, 2020

An unusual but heartwarming high school graduation

It was a senior year that no one could have predicted. Schools…

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/contributed photo)

New positive test result reported on San Juan Island

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

  • Jun 15th, 2020
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Move to Phase Three postponed

While San Juan County was eligible to request to move to Phase…

Deceased deer, stolen sign, found phone | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 15th, 2020

Big changes to the Paycheck Protection Program

Submitted by San Juan County Economic Development Council. Businesses should take a…

  • Jun 14th, 2020

Department of Health highlights importance of face coverings, shares additional information

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health As counties across Washington…

  • Jun 13th, 2020

Please stop killing bumble bees: They’re not ‘murder hornets’

Beekeepers say residents are mistaking bees and wasps for Asian giant hornets.

Orcas Health Care District requests proposals for a consolidated clinic | UW Medicine announced it will not be applying

As announced earlier this year, the Orcas Island Health Care District is…

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San Juan County COVID-19 update

It’s been almost two months since the last case of COVID-19 was…

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San Juan County presents ‘2020: A Fair Odyssey’ — an alternative fair

Submitted by San Juan County Fair & Fairgrounds. On May 26, the…

  • Jun 10th, 2020

Friends of the San Juans stands for justice

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Staff The staff of Friends…

  • Jun 9th, 2020

K9 catches; mailbox mischief; sibling strife | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 9th, 2020

No camping in county campgrounds

Submitted by San Juan County By order of the San Juan County…

  • Jun 8th, 2020

Bankruptcy webinar

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

  • Jun 7th, 2020

Mask distribution to San Juan County businesses

Submitted by San Juan County In order to help support the business…

  • Jun 7th, 2020

Current ferry schedules to remain in place

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Until further notice, all state ferries will…

  • Jun 5th, 2020

Land Bank and OPALCO collaborate on Turtleback Powerline Improvements

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank. Orcas Power and Light Cooperative…

  • Jun 5th, 2020