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An EA-18G Growler assigned to the “Lancers” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131 lands during a Field Carrier Landing Practice at an outlying landing field attached to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marc Cuenca/Released)

Provision to monitor noise of naval operations to be included in National Defense Authorization Act

Submitted by Senator Maria Cantwell’s office. U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and…

  • Dec 17th, 2019
An EA-18G Growler assigned to the “Lancers” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131 lands during a Field Carrier Landing Practice at an outlying landing field attached to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marc Cuenca/Released)

Our Revolution San Juan County to hold impeachment event

Submitted by David Turnoy. Our Revolution San Juan County will be holding…

  • Dec 16th, 2019

County council approves first biennium budget

As the year comes to a close, San Juan County has completed…

Videoed vandalism, generator grievance and trespasser tussle | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Dec 15th, 2019

County considers marijuana grow options

San Juan County is still working toward drafting regulations for marijuana production…

Man arrested after fight with deputy

Averell Rennie, 27, of Friday Harbor was charged with assault in the…

Monument protest period closes soon

by Tom Reynolds Chair, San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee Last…

  • Dec 13th, 2019

Orcas Island man charged with meth possession

Anthony Michael Kean, 32, of Eastsound has been charged in San Juan…

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Road briefly closed due to water break

San Juan County Public Works closed Crescent Beach Dr. on Dec. 10…

  • Dec 12th, 2019
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Sales tax increase for emergency radios could be in next election

San Juan County Manager Mike Thomas brought a draft resolution in front…

Shoreline Master Program review progresses

With an $84,000 grant secured from the Washington Department of Ecology, the…

San Juan Island School District lockdown

San Juan Island School District will be practicing lockdown procedures on Tuesday…

  • Dec 10th, 2019
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                                 On the porch: Board members Selby Lighthill, Gay Peresky, Colleen Stewart, Debbie Durand, Oshen Schiweck. Not present: Bizzy Riley and Frank Martin. Bottom: Joe Symons, Natalie Menacho, Cal Rogers, Chelsea Thorpe, Ritambhara Tyson, Shawna Hanan, Lorna Rhodes, Learner Limbach, Grace Chung, Dan Gottlieb.

Friends of the Olga Store make an offer

After a month of pledge-gathering, Friends of the Olga Store Building put…

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                                 On the porch: Board members Selby Lighthill, Gay Peresky, Colleen Stewart, Debbie Durand, Oshen Schiweck. Not present: Bizzy Riley and Frank Martin. Bottom: Joe Symons, Natalie Menacho, Cal Rogers, Chelsea Thorpe, Ritambhara Tyson, Shawna Hanan, Lorna Rhodes, Learner Limbach, Grace Chung, Dan Gottlieb.

Orcas teen pleads not guilty to sexual assault

David Pacasum, 18, of Orcas Island, who was charged with three counts…

  • Dec 9th, 2019

San Juan man charged with burglary and malicious mischief

Jacob S. Morehouse, 18, of San Juan Island was charged with burglary…

Pinched post, faulty footwork and a disobedient dog | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Dec 8th, 2019

2020 dog licenses now on sale

Submitted by the San Juan Auditor’s office. The dog licensing season was…

  • Dec 7th, 2019

Grating generators, torturous trees and embezzling employee | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Dec 6th, 2019

County parks plans for the next two years

In an attempt to balance the San Juan County Parks budget, food…

OPALCO addresses Snake River dam resolution

While the region’s environmental groups work toward breaching the four lower Snake…

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Orcas woman competes on upcoming season of ‘Project Runway’

Orcas Islander Melanie Trygg is making her television debut when the 18th…

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                                <strong>Melanie Trygg.</strong>

$606,363 committed to enhance quality of life at the end of life

Submitted by Hospice of the Northwest Foundation. The Trustees of the Hospice…

  • Dec 1st, 2019
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Monument’s planning document outlines big changes

Camping on Indian Island could be an option in the future, but…

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San Juan County joins state lawsuit against I-976

San Juan County Council has elected to join a statewide lawsuit against…

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clifford L. H. Davis

Islanders talk about Growlers

Growing local and regional concern regarding the recent increase of loud EA-18G…

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clifford L. H. Davis

Orcas teen charged with sexual assault

(Warning: The following story contains explicit details about sexual violence.) David S.…

  • Nov 27th, 2019

Brendan Brokes named WDFW North Puget Sound Region director

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind has named Brendan…

  • Nov 27th, 2019

Propane tank building permit granted, appealed and allowed

Another attempt to stop the installation of a 30,000-gallon propane storage tank…

Holiday travel prep is just as important as planning the big meal

Submitted by Washington State Department of Transportation. Just like shopping, prepping the…

  • Nov 25th, 2019

Handful of hit-and-runs and a misplaced passport | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 24th, 2019

Washington State Ferries hosts first-ever virtual community meetings

Submitted by Washington State Ferries. Washington State Ferries is hosting a round…

  • Nov 19th, 2019

Dangerous dog, wayward walker, nonpaying patron | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 18th, 2019

Hospital district elects to sign interlocal agreement

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 Board of Commissioners voted…

Alternative sailings for ferries

Submitted by Washington State Ferries. Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Dec.…

  • Nov 15th, 2019

Public pleads to county council for vacation rental moratorium

Several Orcas islanders hopped on the ferry to give public comment about…

County awarded grant for wood energy project

San Juan Islands Conservation District was granted $181,882 for wood energy projects…

Found felon, cited speeders, furry fracas | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 13th, 2019

Preliminary election results updated

Preliminary election results show that Liz Lovelett maintains her position in the…

Crews work to replace and refit a water filter system aboard the Puyallup at the Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility in Bainbridge on October 31, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Washington State Ferries plans for an electric-hybrid fleet

It will be a literal sea change for the nation’s biggest system — and a technically ambitious one.

Crews work to replace and refit a water filter system aboard the Puyallup at the Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility in Bainbridge on October 31, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Coalition for Orcas Youth presents about opioid abuse

It all begins with just one step. One act of courage. One…