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Notes from the Island — Aug. 6

August 6, 2022 at 8:15 am

The San Juan Coun­ty Fire Mar­shal’s Office announced yes­ter­day that the coun­ty’s fire dan­ger rat­ing has been increased from mod­er­ate to high. Recre­ation­al camp­fires 3′ x 3′ in size, in a con­tained fire pit or ring, are still allowed — but it’s now espe­cial­ly impor­tant to ful­ly extin­guish your camp­fire when fin­ished. The Fire Mar­shal  Con­tin­ue Reading

Going up

August 5, 2022 at 9:55 pm

San Juan Island paddlers depart for the Round Shaw Race

August 5, 2022 at 8:27 pm

At 5 p.m. this evening, sev­en mem­bers of the San Juan Canoe & Kayak Club shoved off from the beach at Ship­yard Cove in Hawai­ian-style out­rig­ger canoes full of camp­ing gear, bound for Shaw Island Coun­ty Park – the start­ing point for tomorrow’s Round Shaw Race. “It’s a race for human-pow­ered craft,” says David Halpern, the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Reuben Tarte in the evening

August 4, 2022 at 11:17 pm

Streetlight shadows on Guard

August 3, 2022 at 9:55 pm

Notes from the Island — Aug. 3

August 3, 2022 at 8:00 am

It was tough head­ing to or from the island yes­ter­day evening, as all sail­ings for the M/V Samish were can­celled from the 4:45 p.m. Ana­cortes depar­ture onward. The image above is the view from the upper wait­ing lanes at 8:45 p.m., about 15 min­utes before the arrival of the late-run­n­ing boat that was divert­ed from  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — Aug. 2

August 2, 2022 at 9:00 am

It’s pri­ma­ry elec­tion day. If you haven’t already returned your bal­lot, place it in the drop box at the Elec­tions Office (55 Sec­ond St.) or across the street in front of the Cour­t­house by 8 p.m. Alche­my Art Cen­ter still has a few spaces left for its begin­ner wheel throw­ing class, which starts this Thurs­day  Con­tin­ue Reading

Nice pipes

August 1, 2022 at 7:33 pm

County Council agenda for Aug. 2

August 1, 2022 at 9:58 am

The San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil will hold a reg­u­lar meet­ing on Tues­day, Aug. 2 at 9 a.m. The meet­ing includes a pub­lic hear­ing accept­ing tes­ti­mo­ny about the Coun­ty’s Annu­al Dock­et process and requests. Items up for dis­cus­sion or action include: Approve a res­o­lu­tion pro­vid­ing for the sub­mis­sion to the vot­ers of San Juan Coun­ty a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Along Jensen Bay Road

July 30, 2022 at 7:17 pm