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Jeff Arnim

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Pop-up bagel shop fills a hole

March 15, 2022 at 8:36 am

Law enforce­ment offi­cer by day, bak­er by night – Andy Urbach is the aproned hero deliv­er­ing fresh-baked bagels to an island that can’t get enough of his yeast­ed works of art. A Cor­rec­tions Offi­cer with the San Juan Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office, Andy is the dri­ving force behind Old Town Bagel Co., a pop-up shop prepar­ing for  Con­tin­ue Reading

On the docks at Roche Harbor

March 14, 2022 at 11:17 pm

Island Jobs: Town of Friday Harbor seeks Refuse Collection and Support staff

March 14, 2022 at 11:11 am

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor has an imme­di­ate open­ing for a col­lec­tion and sup­port per­son for the Town Refuse Depart­ment. Learn more in the Island Jobs sec­tion of the San Juan Update.

Fill the Fund campaign takes place on Friday

March 14, 2022 at 8:18 am

San Juan Island Ser­vice Schol­ar­ship’s Fill the Fund cam­paign takes place for the third straight year this Fri­day, March 18. Island Petro­le­um Ser­vices, locat­ed at 315 Carter Avenue, is donat­ing 50 cents from each gal­lon pur­chased on Fri­day to SJISS. For­mer­ly known as Dol­lars for Schol­ars, SJISS pro­vides need­ed schol­ar­ship funds to grad­u­at­ing seniors who suc­cess­ful­ly  Con­tin­ue Reading

The clouds roll in

March 13, 2022 at 10:24 pm

County Council debate on vacation rental caps picks up speed ahead of May deadline

March 13, 2022 at 10:28 am

A long-term cap on the num­ber of vaca­tion rental per­mits allowed in San Juan Coun­ty came a step clos­er to real­i­ty at the Coun­ty Coun­cil meet­ing this past Tues­day, March 8, as the Coun­cil took up debate on the rec­om­men­da­tions pro­posed by the Coun­ty Plan­ning Com­mis­sion. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the County’s Com­mu­ni­ty Devel­op­ment depart­ment out­lined the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Wandering the woods

March 12, 2022 at 10:44 pm

Hospital District completes acquisition of the Village at the Harbor, starts rolling out staffing and facility changes

March 12, 2022 at 12:45 pm

On Mon­day, Feb. 28, the San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict final­ized its $4.8 mil­lion pur­chase of the Vil­lage at the Har­bor, a 36-bed long-term care facil­i­ty locat­ed on Spring Street. With the sale com­plete, the PHD now embarks on an ambi­tious plan to ensure the con­tin­ued avail­abil­i­ty and even­tu­al expan­sion of long-term care ser­vices  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec’s after-school program returns March 21

March 12, 2022 at 8:08 am

After a two-year hia­tus due to the COVID pan­dem­ic, Island Rec’s Study Time and After­noon Recre­ation (STAR) pro­gram returns to Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School on Mon­day, March 21. “The STAR pro­gram serves a crit­i­cal need for ele­men­tary age after-school child­care in our com­mu­ni­ty, and we know how impor­tant it is for Island Rec to get this  Con­tin­ue Reading


March 11, 2022 at 9:24 pm