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Agricultural Summit registration now open

February 12, 2022 at 1:05 pm

Online reg­is­tra­tion and sched­ule details for the tenth edi­tion of the San Juan Islands Agri­cul­tur­al Sum­mit are now avail­able. This year’s event takes place on Fri­day, March 4 and Sat­ur­day, March 5. Held on Lopez Island, the Ag Sum­mit fea­tures vir­tu­al pro­gram­ming on Fri­day and in-per­­son work­shops and gath­er­ings on Sat­ur­day. It includes a keynote address  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Council agenda for Feb. 15

February 12, 2022 at 10:37 am

The San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil will hold a reg­u­lar meet­ing on Tues­day, Feb. 15 at 9 a.m. Items up for dis­cus­sion or action at Tues­day’s meet­ing include: Salmon recov­ery grant Amer­i­can Res­cue Pro­gram Act update Approv­ing guild con­tracts Sched­ul­ing a pub­lic hear­ing to sur­plus Sher­if­f’s Office canine asset Approv­ing a res­o­lu­tion autho­riz­ing the Trea­sur­er to can­cel  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the editor from the Committee to Renew EMS

February 11, 2022 at 6:51 pm

We would like to thank all of you who sup­port­ed the cam­paign to renew the EMS levy with your finan­cial help, your let­ters, your emails, your social media posts and, most of all, your votes. After such a dif­fi­cult and con­tentious cam­paign it was grat­i­fy­ing that the large major­i­ty of you (near­ly two to one) cast  Con­tin­ue Reading

Looking up at the Legislative Building

February 11, 2022 at 3:27 pm

48 new COVID cases on San Juan Island

February 11, 2022 at 10:56 am

The San Juan Coun­ty Depart­ment of Emer­gency Man­age­ment reports 48 con­firmed or prob­a­ble new COVID cas­es on San Juan Island since Feb. 4. The Coun­ty also reports eight new cas­es on Orcas Island and eight on Lopez Island. This week’s 64 new cas­es bring the total case count to 1,112. The Coun­ty notes that more  Con­tin­ue Reading

Returning home

February 10, 2022 at 7:40 pm

Special Olympics program coming to San Juan Island

February 10, 2022 at 5:27 pm

Togeth­er with the Joyce L. Sobel Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter, Island Rec is bring­ing a Spe­cial Olympics pro­gram to San Juan Island this spring. A track and field pro­gram, which runs from March 7 through June 19, is avail­able at no cost to indi­vid­u­als with intel­lec­tu­al dis­abil­i­ties eight years of age and old­er. Coach­ing will be  Con­tin­ue Reading

Best of the Fest films for Feb. 12–18

February 10, 2022 at 10:41 am

The Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val’s Best of the Fest series presents one fea­­ture-length doc­u­men­tary along with one or two short­er doc­u­men­tary films each week in Feb­ru­ary. The films are streamed on demand. For the week of Feb. 12 to 18, FHFF is show­ing Mission:Joy and My Invis­i­ble Hus­band. FHFF shared with the Update a  Con­tin­ue Reading