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Comprehensive Plan update enters final review stage

September 15, 2022 at 5:17 pm

San Juan County’s Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ty Devel­op­ment shares details about the Com­pre­hen­sive Plan review process tak­ing place in the months ahead. Mon­day marked the first of many Coun­ty Coun­cil meet­ings devot­ed to review­ing the 2036 Com­pre­hen­sive Plan update. The Coun­cil will review dif­fer­ent ele­ments of the Plan every Mon­day through Oct. 17 with addi­tion­al, semi-reg­u­lar  Con­tin­ue Reading

County-wide power outage happens tonight

September 15, 2022 at 1:17 pm

OPALCO shares a reminder about a main­te­nance pow­er out­age tak­ing place overnight. All of San Juan Coun­ty will be affect­ed by a planned pow­er out­age nec­es­sary for Bon­neville Pow­er Asso­ci­a­tion to make sched­uled repairs to the trans­mis­sion lines that deliv­er pow­er to the islands. This main­te­nance out­age will hap­pen dur­ing the night min­i­mize impact to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Open house taking place at newly acquired Land Bank property on Orcas Island on Sept. 24

September 14, 2022 at 9:06 pm

The San Juan Coun­ty Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank and San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust share details about the upcom­ing pub­lic event at the North Shore/Glenwood Inn prop­er­ty on the west side of Orcas Island. Join the San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil, and staff and commissioners/directors from the San Juan Coun­ty Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank and San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Fall Great Islands Clean-up takes place Sept. 24

September 14, 2022 at 12:31 pm

The Coun­ty sends along news about the islands’ twice-annu­al beach and road clean-up event. Join your fel­low islanders for the 2022 Fall Great Islands Clean-up on Sat­ur­day, Sept. 24 between 10 a.m and 2 p.m. Dur­ing this event, par­tic­i­pants of all ages can sign-up to col­lect trash on a des­ig­nat­ed beach or road, and then  Con­tin­ue Reading

Amara Johnsen is the Animal Protection Society’s volunteer of the month

September 14, 2022 at 9:35 am

APS-FH shares some kind words about their vol­un­teer of the month. The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety is pleased to announce Ama­ra Johnsen as our vol­un­teer of the month for Sep­tem­ber. Ama­ra has been vol­un­teer­ing at the APS-FH Trea­sure Hounds store since March of this year. She works as a retail sales clerk for the store as well  Con­tin­ue Reading

Lainey Volk of San Juan Island EMS to receive national award for community service

September 13, 2022 at 5:44 pm

San Juan Island EMS shares news about an impor­tant award that Lainey Volk will receive next month. Lainey Volk has been nom­i­nat­ed and cho­sen for the 2022 EMS World/Dynarex EMS Car­ing Award, giv­en to EMS pro­fes­sion­als who show out­stand­ing ded­i­ca­tion to their com­mu­ni­ty. This award is nation­al­ly rec­og­nized at the EMS World con­ven­tion, which takes place  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival passes and film guide now available

September 13, 2022 at 12:08 pm

Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val shares news about this year’s event, hap­pen­ing both in the­atres and online. It’s time to make your plans for the Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val, tak­ing place Oct. 21–30. Pass­es are now avail­able on the Film Fes­ti­val web­site for both the in-the­a­tre and on-demand fes­ti­vals. The full film guide is also online,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Peace Island Medical Center reduces visitor restrictions

September 12, 2022 at 1:14 pm

Peace­Health sends along news about its revised vis­i­ta­tion poli­cies. Peace­Health is pleased to announce that effec­tive imme­di­ate­ly vis­i­tors are again allowed — one per patient and one at a time — at Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter. Vis­i­tors are still required to wear a mask in health­care set­tings, per the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion  Con­tin­ue Reading

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