Topic: Around Here

Our 20 favorite photos from 2022 — #3

Written on December 29, 2022 at 12:07 pm, by

From Nov. 1 — A qui­et autumn morn­ing at Dream Lake.

Library and Mullis Center hosting daytime New Year’s Eve event for island kids

Written on December 29, 2022 at 10:12 am, by

San Juan Island Library invites fam­i­lies with tod­dlers, preschool­ers, and oth­er young kids who might not make it to mid­night to take part in Noon Year’s Eve. This day­time event starts at the Mullis Cen­ter — 589 Nash St. — at 11 a.m. on Sat­ur­day, Dec. 31 with themed crafts, activ­i­ties, and games. Atten­dees will  Con­tin­ue Reading

Still waters on Westcott Bay

Written on December 28, 2022 at 9:56 pm, by

2023 dog licenses on sale starting Jan. 3

Written on December 28, 2022 at 3:33 pm, by

The Coun­ty sends along news about this year’s dog licens­ing pro­gram. The San Juan Coun­ty Auditor’s office is ready for the 2023 dog licens­ing sea­son. Each year, the depart­ment has the plea­sure of rec­og­niz­ing a celebri­ty dog and issu­ing them the first dog tag. Com­pe­ti­tion in 2023 was steep and just one Celebri­ty Dog could  Con­tin­ue Reading

Our 20 favorite photos from 2022 — #4

Written on December 28, 2022 at 12:24 pm, by

From April 22 — Up and over the closed gate on the way to Fourth of July Beach.

Christmas Eve power outage occurred in the same location as two days prior, OPALCO says

Written on December 28, 2022 at 10:11 am, by

OPALCO shares details about the main­land pow­er deliv­ery issues that caused the all-coun­­ty pow­er out­age on Christ­mas Eve. At 8:30 a.m. on Sat­ur­day, Dec. 24, all of San Juan Coun­ty lost pow­er again – only a day after after expe­ri­enc­ing anoth­er coun­­ty-wide out­age. An OPALCO engi­neer hap­pened to be dri­ving through Ana­cortes and saw a flash  Con­tin­ue Reading

Food Bank open regular hours this week

Written on December 27, 2022 at 7:32 pm, by

The Fri­day Har­bor Food Bank is back to its reg­u­lar hours this week — 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednes­day, noon to 2 p.m. on Thurs­day for online order pick-up, and New Year’s Eve Sat­ur­day from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Our 20 favorite photos from 2022 — #5

Written on December 27, 2022 at 11:34 am, by

From Oct. 13 — Foot­steps at high tide at Eagle Cove.

OPALCO shares details about Dec. 22 power outage

Written on December 27, 2022 at 9:13 am, by

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

Rainy tabletop outside Sweet Retreat

Written on December 26, 2022 at 8:53 pm, by

Town continues to hunt water leaks, seeks help from residents

Written on December 26, 2022 at 6:46 pm, by

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

Written on December 26, 2022 at 4:40 pm, by

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

Our 20 favorite photos from 2022 — #6

Written on December 26, 2022 at 11:51 am, by

From Aug. 19 — High above the San Juan Coun­ty Fair.

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

Written on December 26, 2022 at 9:36 am, by

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

Snow turns to rain

Written on December 24, 2022 at 10:36 pm, by