Topic: Government

Hospital District Meeting

Written on March 25, 2019 at 5:39 am, by

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will be having its Regular Board Meeting on Wednesday March 27th at the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building. It will begin at 1:00 p.m.


Written on March 24, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

San Juan County Department of Community Development (DCD) held a lottery for Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) permits on March 5, 2019. The results of the lottery are now available on the SJC Website. Additional Info…

Longtime Fishery Science and Policy Manager Hired to Lead Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office

Written on March 19, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The following press release is from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office… OLYMPIA – Erik Neatherlin, a scientist and longtime manager in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has been selected to lead the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office, which coordinates statewide and regional efforts to return salmon from the brink of extinction. The  Continue Reading

Global Youth Climate Strike

Written on March 15, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

Jaclyn Domenech shares this announcement with you… On March 15th, many local high school students are participating in the global Youth Climate Strike to protest climate change inaction. The students are walking out of school to demand change and bring attention to the need for government action on climate change prevention. Carbon emissions have put  Continue Reading

Port Commission Meeting

Written on March 13, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

There will be a Port Commission Meeting at 271 Front Street ( that’s the Port meeting room, under San Juan Yacht Club) today – Wednesday, March 13th, at 4:00 pm. Click here to see the Meeting Agenda

San Juan County Disability Advisory Committee

Written on March 12, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Are you looking for a way to serve your community? San Juan County Elections is looking for persons with disabilities, and providers of services to persons with disabilities, to serve on the Disability Advisory Committee.  Washington State Law requires every county to have a Disability Advisory Committee. The committee must include persons with disabilities, and  Continue Reading

NPS Issues Decision on the American Camp Visitor Center Replacement Project

Written on March 7, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – San Juan Island National Historical Park today announced the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the 2018 Replace American Camp Temporary Visitor Center Environmental Assessment (EA). The FONSI, which was signed by National Park Service Pacific West Regional Director Stan Austin, identifies the selected alternative and is  Continue Reading

Fire District Workshop

Written on March 1, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

San Juan County Fire District #3 Fire Board of Commissioners will have a Master Planning Workshop on Tuesday, March 5th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mullis Street Fire Station, 1011 Mullis Street.

Argyle Avenue Sidewalk Widening Project

Written on February 26, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor has authorized construction to begin for the Argyle Avenue Sidewalk Widening Project. The Town has contracted with MEM Enterprises to perform the work. The Contractor will install new widened sidewalk on Argyle Avenue between Spruce Street and Rose Lane; and new ADA compliant crosswalk from Rose Lane to the SJC  Continue Reading

Hospital District Meeting

Written on February 25, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan County Public Hospital Board No. 1 will be holding its February Regular Board Meeting next Wednesday the 27th at 2:00 p.m., at Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building (1079 Spring Street). Note that the meeting times for all Regular Board Meetings will be held at 2:00 p.m. until April, or at 1:00 p.m. in  Continue Reading

Board of Health to Discuss Medical Air Transport

Written on February 16, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, the San Juan County Board of Health will be discussing medical air transport, a critical Access to Care issue, at their regularly scheduled Board meeting.  The meeting will start at 11:30 am in the County Council Hearing Room.  The full Board of Health agenda can be viewed on the county  Continue Reading

San Juan County Superior Court Implements Pilot Drug Court

Written on February 13, 2019 at 5:22 am, by

In response to interest from the legal community, in the winter of 2018, San Juan County Superior Court Judge Kathryn Loring convened a working group to investigate a Therapeutic/Drug Court for San Juan County. After working together for many months, and with the help of Drug Court representatives in neighboring Island and Skagit Counties, San  Continue Reading

Local Legislator Named “Legislator of the Week”

Written on February 8, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

Rep. Debra Lekanoff earns first Fuse “Legislator of the Week” Award of 2019. The freshman representative is already leading on voting access and protecting Puget Sound. Fuse Washington named Rep. Debra Lekanoff (D-Bow) as the “Legislator of the Week” for her work to expand voting access, protect Puget Sound, and help keep seniors and people with  Continue Reading

Court Ruling Clears Hurdle toward Lasting Protections for Puget Sound Shorelines

Written on February 8, 2019 at 5:20 am, by

Thanks to Katie Fleming at the Friends of the San Juans for sending us this report…  On February 6, a federal judge rejected an effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its refusal to adequately protect shoreline areas in Puget Sound. The Court’s decision means the lawsuit, which charges that  Continue Reading

League of Women Voters, Speaker Cancelled, Felicity’s Cupcakes Will Be There

Written on February 7, 2019 at 5:29 am, by

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans regret to inform you the talk by former Representative Kris Lytton has been cancelled. The League will still have a program and we are told Felicity’s cupcakes will be there on February 11, 2019 noon to 2:00 pm at the San Juan Island Library Conference Room.  Continue Reading

San Juan County Seeks Citizens For Boards and Commissions

Written on February 3, 2019 at 5:20 am, by

The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Additional information about each committee is available on the County’s website at: Persons interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should fill out an Advisory Committee Application or Contact the Council  Continue Reading

Port Commission Meeting

Written on January 30, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Meeting today (Wednesday, January 30th) of the Friday Harbor Port Commission. It happens at the Skagit Valley College Community Meeting Room, (by main parking area behind building) at 221 Weber Way, Friday Harbor at 4:00 PM. To see the agenda, click here.

Special Joint Meeting

Written on January 30, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Notice of San Juan County Council, Skagit County Board of Commissioners and Whatcom County Council Members Holding a Special Joint Meeting Notice is hereby given that members of the San Juan County Council, the Skagit County Board of Commissioners and the Whatcom County Council will conduct a Special Joint Meeting on Tuesday, February 5, 2019  Continue Reading

2019 San Juan County Tax Roll Completion

Written on January 27, 2019 at 9:15 pm, by

Here’s a note to you from the County Treasurer… In accordance with RCW 84.56.020, I, Rhonda Pederson, San Juan County Treasurer, am providing notification that the 2019 tax roll has been completed. All real and personal property taxes and assessments are due and payable to the San Juan County Treasurer on or before April 30,  Continue Reading

Hospital District Meeting

Written on January 20, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will hold its Regular Board Meeting of the year on Wednesday January 23. There will be a work session that is open to the public at 2:00 p.m. followed by the Regular Board Meeting at 3:00 p.m. The location is the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building.

SMP is Compliant

Written on January 18, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

WA State determines San Juan County’s Shoreline Master Program is compliant with state law On January 8, 2019, the State Growth Management Hearings Board found that San Juan County’s Shoreline Master Program including its shoreline management regulations comply with the State’s Shoreline Management Act.  San Juan County adopted Ordinance 21 – 2018 that addressed areas  Continue Reading

Temporary Air Quality Sensor Installed in Friday Harbor

Written on January 17, 2019 at 8:55 am, by

San Juan County partners with Ecology to monitor air quality The Washington State Department of Ecology installed a mobile air quality monitoring station near the County Administration building on January 7th.  This air quality monitoring station will monitor for PM2.5 (particulate matter less than 2.5 microns).   Particulate matter contains microscopic solids or liquid droplets  Continue Reading