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Jeff Arnim

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EMS and education levies expected to pass

February 8, 2022 at 8:14 pm

Accord­ing to pre­lim­i­nary results released by the San Juan Coun­ty Elec­tions Office at 8 p.m. on Feb. 8, both levies put before the vot­ers of San Juan Island in today’s spe­cial elec­tion are expect­ed to pass. San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict Propo­si­tion 1, a six-year emer­gency med­ical ser­vices prop­er­ty tax levy renew­al, has received 64.66 per­cent  Con­tin­ue Reading

Inside the free shack at the Port

February 8, 2022 at 7:02 pm

More free at-home COVID tests available Feb. 10

February 8, 2022 at 4:11 pm

An addi­tion­al 3,000 free at-home COVID tests kit are being made avail­able to the com­mu­ni­ty by San Juan Coun­ty Health and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices. Dis­tri­b­u­tion on San Juan Island will take place at the Mullis Cen­ter on Thurs­day, Feb. 10, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The Coun­ty dis­trib­uted 5,000 free tests in the islands last week.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Cask & Schooner re-opens on Thursday

February 8, 2022 at 1:23 pm

After clos­ing for more than a month to repair water dam­age suf­fered dur­ing Decem­ber’s extreme cold weath­er, Cask & Schooner is set to re-open with lim­it­ed hours start­ing this Thurs­day, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. “It cer­tain­ly has been chal­leng­ing,” says man­ag­er Boo­Boo James. “After the incred­i­ble freeze we had a lot of flood­ing because  Con­tin­ue Reading

Special election voting ends today

February 8, 2022 at 5:30 am

Islanders are set to decide the fate of two prop­er­ty tax levies as mail-in vot­ing for the Feb. 8 spe­cial elec­tion con­cludes tonight at 8 p.m. San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict Propo­si­tion 1, a six-year emer­gency med­ical ser­vices prop­er­ty tax levy renew­al, would increase the exist­ing levy rate to $0.45 per $1,000 of assessed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Reflections at Old Town Lagoon

February 7, 2022 at 4:45 pm

Planning Commission to issue findings and conclusions on vacation rentals, ADUs

February 7, 2022 at 9:35 am

On Fri­day, Feb. 18, the Coun­ty Plan­ning Com­mis­sion will for­mal­ly issue their find­ings and con­clu­sions on a pro­posed cap on the num­ber of vaca­tion rentals and acces­so­ry dwelling units allowed in San Juan Coun­ty. At a pub­lic meet­ing on Oct. 15, the com­mis­sion rec­om­mend­ed that the Coun­ty Coun­cil adopt an ordi­nance that would lim­it the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Swag raffle

February 6, 2022 at 5:44 pm

Open County job combines data analysis, hazards to personal safety & occasional moped use

February 6, 2022 at 1:00 pm

At first glance, the descrip­tion of the open Sta­tis­ti­cal Ana­lyst job for San Juan Coun­ty seems unre­mark­able. Based out of the Asses­sor’s office, the posi­tion gen­er­ates data-dri­ven val­u­a­tions for res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial real estate. It uses approach­es such as sales stud­ies, neigh­bor­hood analy­sis, and regres­sion analy­sis to help the Asses­sor rec­om­mend appro­pri­ate changes to assessed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Arts Commission seeks two members

February 6, 2022 at 11:14 am

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor is look­ing for two vol­un­teers to join its Arts Com­mis­sion. Accord­ing to the Town: Com­mis­sion­ers are unpaid vol­un­teers who rep­re­sent the inter­ests of the Town, com­mu­ni­ty, and local artists in advis­ing the Town Coun­cil on the cul­ti­va­tion, selec­tion, acqui­si­tion, and place­ment of pub­lic art. One posi­tion is to be filled imme­di­ate­ly with  Con­tin­ue Reading