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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

Desolation Sound playing benefit concert tomorrow night

March 11, 2022 at 2:01 pm

Island rock band Des­o­la­tion Sound will pre­miere live ver­sions of songs from their new album “Sal­ish Rock” at a ben­e­fit con­cert tomor­row, March 12, at the San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre. The event starts at 7:30 p.m., the entry fee is pay-what-you-can, and all pro­ceeds will go to the Joyce L. Sobel Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter and SJCT.  Con­tin­ue Reading

23 new COVID cases on San Juan Island, zero cases elsewhere

March 11, 2022 at 10:12 am

The San Juan Coun­ty Depart­ment of Emer­gency Man­age­ment reports 23 con­firmed or prob­a­ble new COVID cas­es on San Juan Island since March 4. Nei­ther Orcas Island nor Lopez Island report­ed a new case in the last week. The 23 new cas­es bring the total case count to 1,247. In their media release, the Coun­ty dis­cussed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Dream car

March 10, 2022 at 8:15 pm