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County preparing six-year outdoor management plan, seeks community input

October 4, 2022 at 9:24 pm

The Coun­ty sends along news about the future of its Parks, Trails, and Nat­ur­al Areas Plan. San Juan Coun­ty is cur­rent­ly updat­ing its six-year Parks, Trails, and Nat­ur­al Areas Plan. As part of the update process, the plan has a new name to best reflect its con­tent: the Recre­ation, Open Space, and Stew­ard­ship Plan. This plan guides  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Ron Krebs

October 4, 2022 at 4:51 pm

To quote a friend of mine, “a Ron Krebs only comes along every so often”. That sim­ple state­ment sums up how I feel about our Sher­iff. He is that per­fect bal­ance of: A good admin­is­tra­tor Fair mind­ed and knowl­edge­able Third gen­er­a­tion Islander that deeply feels the sense of com­mu­ni­ty that exists here and the rest of  Con­tin­ue Reading

Council to hold Thursday meeting about the state of the ferry system

October 3, 2022 at 7:28 pm

The Coun­ty shares news about a fer­­ry-relat­ed Coun­ty Coun­cil meet­ing tak­ing place on Thurs­day morn­ing. San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil announced today that a spe­cial meet­ing will be held on Thurs­day, Oct. 6 at 9 a.m. to dis­cuss the Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ry sys­tem. Coun­cil will be joined by the co-chairs of the County’s Fer­ry Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Re-elect Ron Krebs as Sheriff

October 1, 2022 at 10:25 pm

I am pleased to sup­port the re-elec­­tion of Ron Krebs as Sher­iff of San Juan Coun­ty. I met Ron short­ly after my arrival in Fri­day Har­bor eight years ago. He has an easy­go­ing per­son­al­i­ty and is a great com­mu­ni­ca­tor, essen­tial skills need­ed to man­age and guide the county’s law enforce­ment offi­cers. Ron honed his skills  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Vote yes on SJI Library District Proposition 1

September 30, 2022 at 7:36 pm

Some islanders won­der about build­ing a new library while the island has an afford­able hous­ing issue, but afford­able hous­ing and an expand­ed library serve the same island fam­i­lies in dif­fer­ent ways. Low- to mid­­dle-income fam­i­lies need after school youth pro­grams in safe spaces; books, movies, and audio to check out instead of pur­chase; and free  Con­tin­ue Reading

County shares its vision for road levy projects

September 30, 2022 at 10:58 am

San Juan Coun­ty sends along its plans for the rough­ly $4 mil­lion in addi­tion­al fund­ing that would be gen­er­at­ed by the road levy increase propo­si­tion on this Novem­ber’s bal­lot. The upcom­ing Novem­ber elec­tion includes Res­o­lu­tion 20–2022 – a propo­si­tion to increase the road levy. It is a one-time, per­ma­nent levy lid lift for the coun­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

River is the Animal Protection Society’s pet of the week

September 30, 2022 at 9:51 am

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor shares a look at the adopt­able ani­mal of the week — Riv­er, a six-month-old domes­tic Pug-Chi­huahua-Shih Tzu mix. Pan­de­mo­ni­um / (noun): a wild uproar (as because of anger or excite­ment in a crowd of peo­ple). Pup­py pan­de­mo­ni­um / (noun): when the pan­de­mo­ni­um (of the excite­ment vari­ety, obvi­ous­ly) erupts in  Con­tin­ue Reading

County seeks senior services volunteers

September 29, 2022 at 7:04 pm

San Juan County’s Health & Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices depart­ment needs your help sup­port­ing island seniors. HCS is call­ing for vol­un­teers to sup­port senior ser­vices on San Juan Island. HCS Senior Ser­vices pro­vides and sup­ports pro­grams and ser­vices that assist seniors in remain­ing inde­pen­dent and in their own homes for as long as pos­si­ble. Senior Ser­vices is  Con­tin­ue Reading

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