Topic: Government

Weekly Covid Case Update

Written on December 11, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

Since the last update on Fri­day Decem­ber 3rd, there have been 13 new con­firmed or prob­a­ble cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty. Cur­rent case count is now 450. There are approx­i­mate­ly two unvac­ci­nat­ed close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es cur­rent­ly in quar­an­tine in the islands. Lopez Island: There is one new case on Lopez Island since the last  Con­tin­ue Reading

Update from San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Chief Norvin Collins

Written on December 10, 2021 at 9:30 am, by

In the SJ Update mail­bag today we find this let­ter from Norvin Collins… As the year comes to a close, your San Juan Island Fire and Res­cue (SJIF&R) respon­ders and I wished to take a moment to reflect where we are today and what the future holds. There are three points to address that are  Con­tin­ue Reading

Zoom Presentation on Forest Health and Resiliency at Turtleback Mountain and Turtlehead Preserves

Written on December 9, 2021 at 5:13 am, by

The Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank and the Preser­va­tion Trust recent­ly com­plet­ed a for­est assess­ment at Turtle­back and Turtle­head Pre­serves. The result­ing report (click here to view report) out­lines a vari­ety of for­est man­age­ment actions aimed at increas­ing for­est health, habi­tat val­ue and cli­mate change resilien­cy. Staff are incor­po­rat­ing the rec­om­mend­ed actions into the forth­com­ing update to  Con­tin­ue Reading

HOT TOPIC #57: December 7, 2021

Written on December 9, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

COVID-19 updates from San Juan Coun­ty around sub­jects on the minds of islanders  The New Omi­cron Vari­ant and What it May Mean for the Islands The rise of a wor­ri­some new vari­ant is front and cen­ter in head­lines for good rea­son, but as is so often the case, find­ing the bal­ance between irra­tional fear and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Noise Expected for WWTP Sewer Outfall Project

Written on December 9, 2021 at 4:02 am, by

Thurs­day, Decem­ber 9th through Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 18th The Project has reached the phase of con­struc­tion where the Con­trac­tor is prepar­ing for hor­i­zon­tal drilling on Mac­Don­ald Street (off Tuck­er Avenue). This means the Con­trac­tor will begin direc­tion­al drilling on the upland por­tion of the project and dri­ve the cas­ing that will even­tu­al­ly house the sew­er line. This  Con­tin­ue Reading

Citizen Volunteers Needed

Written on December 7, 2021 at 4:11 am, by

The Coun­ty Coun­cil is search­ing for vol­un­teers to fill two upcom­ing vacan­cies on the San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank Com­mis­sion. At large, Posi­tion 4 – four-year term expir­ing Decem­ber 2025 (Orcas, Crane, Obstruc­tion and Wal­dron Islands) At large, Posi­tion 5 – four-year term expir­ing Decem­ber 2025 (San Juan, Brown, Hen­ry and Stu­art Islands) If you are inter­est­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

A Mayor’s Farewell

Written on December 4, 2021 at 4:21 am, by

A let­ter to the com­mu­ni­ty from Fri­day Har­bor May­or Farhad Ghatan… As I reflect on my past eight years work­ing for this coun­cil and the Town I so dear­ly love, I am filled with grat­i­tude for those who have seen fit to allow me to rep­re­sent their inter­ests as well as those who have made  Con­tin­ue Reading

Weekly Covid Case Update

Written on December 3, 2021 at 12:57 pm, by

Since the last update on Fri­day Novem­ber 26th, there have been 6 new con­firmed or prob­a­ble cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty. Cur­rent case count is now 437. There are approx­i­mate­ly four unvac­ci­nat­ed close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es cur­rent­ly in quar­an­tine in the islands. Lopez Island: There are no new cas­es on Lopez Island since the last  Con­tin­ue Reading