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Jeff Arnim

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County Council discusses ballot measure that would permanently increase road levy

May 9, 2022 at 12:14 pm

Faced with the task of over­see­ing aging road and marine infra­struc­ture in an era of increas­ing costs, lim­it­ed rev­enue, and more extreme weath­er, the Coun­ty Coun­cil last week dis­cussed the pos­si­bil­i­ty of intro­duc­ing a mea­sure on the Novem­ber 2022 bal­lot that would per­ma­nent­ly increase the County’s road levy. The addi­tion­al fund­ing would be allo­cat­ed to three  Con­tin­ue Reading

Fire relief fund auction open until May 15

May 9, 2022 at 11:08 am

The San Juan Island Cham­ber of Com­merce and San Juan Can­vas Co. have part­nered to orga­nize a silent auc­tion in sup­port of the Cham­ber’s Fire Relief Fund. Bid­ding is open now and runs through Sun­day, May 15 at 10 a.m. The auc­tion was moved online to accom­mo­date the unex­pect­ed­ly large num­ber of items donat­ed by  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Council approves additional behavioral health funding for San Juan Island School District

May 9, 2022 at 7:15 am

Fol­low­ing a rec­om­men­da­tion from the Human Ser­vices Advi­so­ry Board, the San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil unan­i­mous­ly approved a con­tract amend­ment with the San Juan Island School Dis­trict last week, agree­ing to increase behav­ioral health fund­ing for the dis­trict by rough­ly $168,000 for the 2021–2022 school year. “What we’re see­ing is that the San Juan [Island] School  Con­tin­ue Reading

Right this way

May 7, 2022 at 9:08 pm

First Street paving takes place May 9, weather permitting

May 7, 2022 at 7:53 pm

With util­i­ty upgrades most­ly com­plete, Kon­nerup Con­struc­tion has sched­uled the paving com­po­nent of the First Street over­lay project to begin on Mon­day, May 9. Both Tues­day and Wednes­day have been set aside as alter­nate paving days in the event of poor weath­er. Crews expect to work between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. in an attempt  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — May 7

May 7, 2022 at 6:00 am

Here’s today’s farm­ers mar­ket line­up. The Chil­dren’s Fes­ti­val takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Fair­grounds. Mike Vouri is lead­ing a guid­ed walk explor­ing the sto­ries of Eng­lish Camp — pre-his­­to­ry, the Roy­al Marines, the Crook fam­i­ly, the Nation­al Park — from 10 a.m. to noon. The walk starts from the  Con­tin­ue Reading

‘Tis the season

May 6, 2022 at 7:53 pm

SHIBA offering introduction to Medicare on May 12

May 6, 2022 at 4:58 pm

Local vol­un­teers for the Statewide Health Insur­ance Ben­e­fits Advi­sors (SHIBA) pro­gram are host­ing an online intro­duc­tion to Medicare for enrollees join­ing the pro­gram in 2022. On Thurs­day, May 12 at 1 p.m., the pre­sen­ters will out­line how Medicare works, its dif­fer­ent cov­er­age options, and key pro­gram mile­stones and dates that must be met in order to  Con­tin­ue Reading