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The view from an outrigger canoe

March 6, 2022 at 5:21 pm

Hui Wa’a Puget Sound North (also known as the San Juan Canoe & Kayak Club) shares an update on what the club has been up to for the past few years and what they have in store for the 2022 pad­dling sea­son. Back in 2003, Olympic kayak­er David Halpern start­ed a kayak and out­rig­ger canoe  Con­tin­ue Reading

An update on the Community Paramedicine program

March 5, 2022 at 4:38 pm

San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict shares the fol­low­ing update on its Com­mu­ni­ty Para­med­i­cine pro­gram. 2021 was a land­mark year for Com­mu­ni­ty Para­med­i­cine and Out­reach at San Juan Island EMS. The most sig­nif­i­cant change was hir­ing a new Com­mu­ni­ty Para­med­i­cine and Out­reach EMT, Ryder Cud­ding­ton, to assist Direc­tor Lainey Volk. Com­mu­ni­ty Para­med­i­cine is fund­ed through  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Support the democratic process in San Juan County

March 5, 2022 at 1:44 pm

I’m writ­ing to express my sup­port for ranked choice vot­ing being on the bal­lot for San Juan Coun­ty vot­ers to vote on this Novem­ber, along with the oth­er three char­ter amend­ments put for­ward by the Char­ter Review Com­mis­sion. While I sup­port ranked choice vot­ing as a con­cept, I’m not writ­ing to make an argu­ment for  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: We are all visitors to these islands

March 5, 2022 at 7:15 am

There has been much dis­cus­sion about tourism, over­pop­u­la­tion, exhaus­tion or abuse of nat­ur­al resources in the San Juan Islands rang­ing from anguish at envi­ron­men­tal degra­da­tion and changes imposed by crowd­ing, noise, and destruc­tion of com­mu­ni­ty on the one hand, and anger expressed toward per­ceived caus­es such as new peo­ple, always except­ing our­selves, on the oth­er. How  Con­tin­ue Reading

FARM Fund grants for projects related to regenerative agriculture available for 2022

March 3, 2022 at 7:28 pm

The San Juan Islands Agri­cul­tur­al Guild shares a detailed look at grants they are mak­ing avail­able to farm­ers for the 2022 sea­son through their FARM Fund Com­mit­tee. The San Juan Islands Agri­cul­tur­al Guild and FARM Fund part­ners are excit­ed to announce $50,000 in grants avail­able to farm­ers for the 2022 sea­son. 2022 FARM Fund grants  Con­tin­ue Reading

A progress report from Friday Harbor Family Clinic

March 3, 2022 at 4:13 pm

Heather Chris­tensen sends along an update about the progress being made at the new Fri­day Har­bor Fam­i­ly Clin­ic, sched­uled to open in late April at 235 Blair Ave. Things are pro­gress­ing well with both the phys­i­cal set­ting up of the office and the elec­tron­ic admin­is­tra­tive nuts and bolts need­ed to oper­ate the clin­ic as a busi­ness.  Con­tin­ue Reading

J pod welcomes a new calf

March 2, 2022 at 2:53 pm

The Cen­ter for Whale Research shares some pos­i­tive news from the South­ern Res­i­dent orca J pod. On March 1, we wel­comed the mete­o­ro­log­i­cal first day of spring and a new calf in J pod. We received word that J pod was near­by (off Land­bank, San Juan Island), and there was pos­si­bly a new addi­tion to the South­ern  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Home Fund helps create more affordable housing

March 1, 2022 at 1:24 pm

The mem­bers of the San Juan Coun­ty Hous­ing Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee send along the fol­low­ing update on the sta­tus of the Coun­ty’s Home Fund. A local pro­gram, the San Juan Coun­ty Home Fund, is play­ing a sig­nif­i­cant role in address­ing the County’s severe short­age of afford­able hous­ing. In 2018, vot­ers approved a 0.5% real estate excise tax  Con­tin­ue Reading

Freezer Burned: Tales of Interior Alaska

February 27, 2022 at 8:34 am

Freez­er Burned is an ongo­ing series for the San Juan Update, writ­ten by Steve Ulvi. Read the pre­vi­ous sto­ry in this series. A Walk­a­bout Begins Son­ny Johns was spent. Leg-weary, ready to call it a day. A damned impor­tant day, the first of many unpre­dictable expe­ri­ences.  A sto­ry as old as human time; an ener­getic  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre revises COVID guidelines

February 26, 2022 at 9:32 am

San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre shares the fol­low­ing update regard­ing vac­ci­na­tion and mask­ing require­ments for future per­for­mances. In response to the Governor’s announce­ment on Feb. 17 pro­vid­ing antic­i­pat­ed end­ing dates of vac­ci­na­tion and mask­ing require­ments, San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Theatre’s (SJCT) Board of Trustees vot­ed on Feb. 23 to update the orga­ni­za­tion’s COVID poli­cies. Begin­ning March 7,  Con­tin­ue Reading

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