Topic: Around Here

San Juan County Conservation Land Bank Commission agenda for Sept. 16

Written on September 15, 2022 at 6:47 pm, by

The San Juan Coun­ty Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank Com­mis­sion will hold a reg­u­lar meet­ing on Fri­day, Sept. 16 at 8:30 a.m. Items up for dis­cus­sion or action at Fri­day’s meet­ing include: Gen­er­al pub­lic com­ments Chair and Com­mis­sion­ers report Part­ner update – Angela Ander­son, San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust Coun­ty Coun­cil update – Chris­tine Min­ney Director’s report – acqui­si­tions  Con­tin­ue Reading

Comprehensive Plan update enters final review stage

Written on September 15, 2022 at 5:17 pm, by

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

Written on September 15, 2022 at 1:17 pm, by

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

Notes from the Island — Sept. 15

Written on September 15, 2022 at 8:15 am, by

After 12 years in busi­ness, the end of the cur­rent iter­a­tion of The Bean is almost here. Accord­ing to a Face­book post by own­er Eric Bienen­stock, The Bean’s last day in busi­ness is tomor­row. In the post Eric says that “the cafe is for sale, and I am in dis­cus­sions with an inter­est­ed par­ty. My  Con­tin­ue Reading

The last surviving kit of the season narrowly avoids oncoming traffic on a blind curve near the Cattle Point Interpretive area

Written on September 14, 2022 at 10:19 pm, by

Accord­ing to Brad, “Sad­ly, they only cross the road here for one rea­son: to get food that two of the neigh­bors put out for them.” Learn more about Brad’s per­spec­tive on the fox­es of San Juan Island.

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

Written on September 14, 2022 at 9:06 pm, by

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

Written on September 14, 2022 at 12:31 pm, by

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

Written on September 14, 2022 at 9:35 am, by

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

Look down

Written on September 13, 2022 at 10:08 pm, by

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

Written on September 13, 2022 at 5:44 pm, by

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

Volunteer training to be offered by Hospice of San Juan

Written on September 13, 2022 at 1:33 pm, by

Hos­pice of San Juan sends along news about their fall vol­un­teer train­ing class. If you have been look­ing for a way to give back to this com­mu­ni­ty, and want to be part of a lov­ing and car­ing team, you can learn to be a Hos­pice of San Juan vol­un­teer at HSJ’s fall train­ing event. The train­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival passes and film guide now available

Written on September 13, 2022 at 12:08 pm, by

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

Notes from the Island — Sept. 13

Written on September 13, 2022 at 9:00 am, by

The Nation­al Trans­porta­tion Safe­ty Board announced yes­ter­day that the wreck­age of the de Hav­il­land DHC‑3 Otter float­plane that crashed on Sept. 6 on its way to Ren­ton from Fri­day Har­bor has been locat­ed in Mutiny Bay off Whid­bey Island. Fri­day Har­bor High School’s com­mu­ni­ty projects class is brain­storm­ing ideas about com­mu­ni­ty prob­lems that its stu­dents  Con­tin­ue Reading

Sign of the times

Written on September 12, 2022 at 8:19 pm, by

Peace Island Medical Center reduces visitor restrictions

Written on September 12, 2022 at 1:14 pm, by

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

WSU Extension offers farm planning course

Written on September 12, 2022 at 11:04 am, by

Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­si­ty San Juan Coun­ty Exten­sion shares news about an upcom­ing course for future farm­ers. If you are inter­est­ed in farm­ing, not sure how to begin, or dream of begin­ning or expand­ing your own small farm, the Cul­ti­vat­ing Suc­cess series of cours­es com­bines work­shop and farmer-direct learn­ing expe­ri­ences to help fos­ter the suc­cess of  Con­tin­ue Reading