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OPALCO shares details about Dec. 22 power outage

December 27, 2022 at 9:13 am

OPALCO sends along news about the cause of the first of two coun­­ty-wide out­ages from last week. Just before 5 p.m. on Thurs­day, Dec. 22, as tem­per­a­tures dipped into the low 20s, a main­land elec­tri­cal feed­er serv­ing San Juan Coun­ty lost pow­er. Short­ly after the pow­er went out, the Bon­neville Pow­er Admin­is­tra­tion team helped iden­ti­fy the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town continues to hunt water leaks, seeks help from residents

December 26, 2022 at 6:46 pm

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor sends along a request for help with its con­tin­u­ing fight against water leaks. The Town is con­tin­u­ing to lose ground with our water sup­ply. We are ask­ing those on Town water to please check for water leaks. At this point leaks most like­ly will be some­where in your home or busi­ness  Con­tin­ue Reading

County launches text-to-911 for emergency response

December 26, 2022 at 4:40 pm

The Coun­ty shares news about the newest addi­tion to its emer­gency response capa­bil­i­ties. San Juan Coun­ty is pleased to announce that cell phone users in the coun­ty can now send text mes­sages to 911 in an emer­gency. This new fea­ture increas­es acces­si­bil­i­ty to emer­gency ser­vices and helps San Juan County’s emer­gency response teams quick­ly and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Eureka and Stanford are the Animal Protection Society’s pets of the week

December 26, 2022 at 9:36 am

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor shares a look at the adopt­able ani­mals of the week — Eure­ka and Stan­ford, two year-and-a-half-old domes­tic short­hairs. Hiya guys, the names are Eure­ka and Stan­ford. We’re broth­ers — lit­ter-mates actu­al­ly. We’ve been togeth­er since birth, came to the shel­ter togeth­er, and togeth­er is how we plan on  Con­tin­ue Reading

Freezer Burned: Tales of Interior Alaska

December 24, 2022 at 8:15 pm

Freez­er Burned is an ongo­ing series for the San Juan Update, writ­ten by Steve Ulvi. Read the pre­vi­ous sto­ry in this series. Kuuk Riv­er Hol­i­days The cel­e­bra­tions dur­ing the short­est days of the year are cher­ished by most high lat­i­tude res­i­dents. Proud rur­al north­ern­ers tend to embrace frosty chal­lenges. Well ahead of the cal­en­dar day that  Con­tin­ue Reading

High School Eco-Club advances in national technology competition

December 23, 2022 at 12:47 pm

The San Juan Island School Dis­trict shares good news about the Eco-Club at Fri­day Har­bor High School. Fri­day Har­bor High School has been named one of 300 final­ists in the 13th annu­al Sam­sung Solve for Tomor­row com­pe­ti­tion. Solve for Tomor­row is a nation­al com­pe­ti­tion that chal­lenges U.S. pub­lic school stu­dents in grades 6–12 to explore  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Fair seeks artists for 2023 poster

December 23, 2022 at 8:51 am

The orga­niz­ers of the Coun­ty Fair send along a request for help for the 2023 edi­tion of the Fair. San Juan Coun­ty Parks and Fair staff are already plan­ning for the 2023 Fair. It is with great excite­ment that San Juan Coun­ty announces the theme — Danc­ing with the Steers, a play on the TV show  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Stage Left presents A Christmas Carol

December 22, 2022 at 9:57 am

Island Stage Left shares news about the sec­ond pro­duc­tion in their hol­i­day series. The most delight­ful­ly cold-heart­ed, cyn­i­cal, greedy, mean old man in Eng­lish lit­er­a­ture gets his come­up­pance in Fri­day Har­bor on Dec. 23 and 24, when Island Stage Left presents Broad­way actor Allen Fitzpatrick’s one-man ver­sion of A Christ­mas Car­ol at 3 p.m. and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Board nominations being accepted by OPALCO

December 21, 2022 at 10:13 am

OPALCO shares news about their board nom­i­na­tion process for 2023. Nom­i­na­tions for OPALCO board can­di­dates are now open. There are two posi­tions open — one in Dis­trict 1 (San Juan, Brown, Hen­ry, Pearl and Spieden islands) and one in Dis­trict 2 (Orcas, Armitage, Blake­ly, Obstruc­tion, Big Dou­ble, Lit­tle Dou­ble and Fawn islands). Appli­ca­tions are due to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town offers cold weather guidance

December 20, 2022 at 9:10 am

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor shares some advice about pre­vent­ing frozen water pipes dur­ing this week’s extend­ed cold stretch. With con­sis­tent­ly freez­ing tem­per­a­tures fore­cast­ed this week, the Town is remind­ing res­i­dents and busi­ness own­ers to take steps to pre­vent frozen water pipes. Fol­low­ing these sim­ple tips can pro­tect plumb­ing and pre­vent cost­ly repairs and high­er  Con­tin­ue Reading

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