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EDC presenting Maritime Career Fair on March 31

March 21, 2022 at 3:40 pm

The San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil shares some news about the vir­tu­al Mar­itime Career Fair they are pre­sent­ing next week. Peo­ple inter­est­ed in careers on the water are invit­ed to join the EDC for an online Mar­itime Career Fair on Thurs­day, March 31 from noon to 1 p.m. You will learn about sea­far­ing careers that  Con­tin­ue Reading

United Way of San Juan County provides $81,000 in support to local organizations

March 20, 2022 at 4:15 pm

Unit­ed Way of San Juan Coun­ty shares an update about funds they recent­ly pro­vid­ed to sev­er­al local orga­ni­za­tions, includ­ing the San Juan Island Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter, the San Juan Island School Dis­trict, Meals on Wheels, and Island Rides. We are proud to announce that Unit­ed Way of San Juan Coun­ty allo­cat­ed $81,000 to sev­en local  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island artists organizing June art show and auction to raise money in support of Asian black bears

March 19, 2022 at 2:22 pm

Jayne Sirosh­ton and Jan Mur­phy share details about an ambi­tious project that aims to raise $25,000 to spon­sor a res­cued moon bear on behalf of the San Juan Island com­mu­ni­ty. Fri­day Har­bor has long been tout­ed as an art des­ti­na­tion, and with good rea­son. Painters, sculp­tors, pot­ters, fab­ric artists, musi­cians and writ­ers thrive and find  Con­tin­ue Reading

Workforce Council offers free help with job searches, training

March 19, 2022 at 9:51 am

The North­west Work­force Coun­cil Career Cen­ter reminds the com­mu­ni­ty that they are avail­able to help Islanders look­ing for jobs or inter­est­ed in switch­ing careers. There are lots of job open­ings right now. If you are inter­est­ed in start­ing a new career, the Career Center’s free ser­vices can help with train­ing and job search assis­tance. The  Con­tin­ue Reading

Animal Protection Society receives donation of used ultrasound machine

March 18, 2022 at 4:27 pm

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety shares an update about how a used ultra­sound machine donat­ed by Islands Vet­eri­nary Clin­ic will help APS bet­ter treat the ani­mals in their care. The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­e­ty-Fri­­day Har­bor (APS-FH) extends a spe­cial thank you to Islands Vet­eri­nary Clin­ic for their gen­er­ous dona­tion of a lov­ing­ly used ultra­sound machine (now affec­tion­ate­ly named  Con­tin­ue Reading

Ron Krebs running for re-election for County Sheriff

March 17, 2022 at 12:30 pm

Incum­bent San Juan Coun­ty Sher­iff Ron Krebs sends along an announce­ment of his inten­tion to run for re-elec­tion. Law enforce­ment has changed dra­mat­i­cal­ly in recent years but one thing that has not changed is my com­mit­ment to you, the cit­i­zens of San Juan Coun­ty. Today I am proud to announce my can­di­da­cy for re-elec­­tion for  Con­tin­ue Reading

Preservation Trust and Conservation Land Bank outbid for 58-acre waterfront property

March 17, 2022 at 8:06 am

The San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust and the San Juan Coun­ty Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank share an update about their efforts to con­serve crit­i­cal habi­tats in the Islands — and the chal­lenge of acquir­ing such prop­er­ties in our hyper-com­pet­i­­tive real estate mar­ket. The San Juan Coun­ty Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank and San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust announced last week  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friends of the San Juans scores legal victory with implications for Southern Resident killer whales

March 15, 2022 at 2:15 pm

Friends of the San Juans shares news about the out­come of legal pro­ceed­ings involv­ing Phillips 66 and a pro­posed expan­sion of its refin­ery in Fer­n­dale. Friends of the San Juans, a small envi­ron­men­tal non­prof­it based in the San Juan Islands, recent­ly scored a deci­sive legal vic­to­ry against fos­­sil-fuel giant Phillips 66, rep­re­sent­ing an impor­tant win  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Fire and Rescue saves Island home

March 15, 2022 at 1:50 pm

San Juan Island Fire and Res­cue sends along some details about their response to a recent fire at a home in Fri­day Har­bor. On Fri­day after­noon, March 11, San Juan Island Fire and Res­cue (SJIF&R) crews received a page from a 911 call regard­ing reports of fire at a home in the town of Fri­day  Con­tin­ue Reading

Q&A with OPALCO Board of Directors candidate Jessa Madosky

March 14, 2022 at 3:48 pm

Jes­sa Madosky is one of three can­di­dates run­ning for the open seat on the OPALCO Board of Direc­tors that rep­re­sents Dis­trict 1, which includes San Juan Island. Vot­ing opened on March 11 and runs through April 27. OPALCO asked each can­di­date more than a dozen ques­tions relat­ed to key issues fac­ing OPALCO and Rock Island  Con­tin­ue Reading

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