Topic: Government

Make Changes to County Maps, Polices

Written on December 18, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By San Juan Coun­ty The dead­line for pro­posed amend­ments to the San Juan Coun­ty Com­pre­hen­sive Plan and Uni­fied Devel­op­ment Code is 4:30 p.m. March 1, 2021.  The “Annu­al Dock­et of Com­pre­hen­sive Plan Amend­ments” or “Dock­et” process allows inter­est­ed per­sons, cit­i­zens, hear­ing exam­in­ers, and staff of oth­er agen­cies to request amend­ments to the San Juan Coun­ty Com­pre­hen­sive  Con­tin­ue Reading

Port Holds Online Meeting On Proposed Marine Technical Center

Written on December 15, 2020 at 6:28 pm, by

By Port of Fri­day Har­bor A spe­cial Port of Fri­day Har­bor meet­ing will be held at noon, Wednes­day, Dec. 16 via Zoom. Vis­it–2020-special-meeting-documents/ for instruc­tions on how to log into the meet­ing. The Port of Fri­day Har­bor has com­plet­ed a con­cep­tu­al design for a 15,000 sq. ft. Marine Tech­ni­cal Cen­ter and Island Oil Spill  Con­tin­ue Reading

Orcas Recount Results Match Original Count

Written on December 14, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By San Juan Coun­ty A recount of votes cast for gov­er­nor in San Juan County’s Orcas East precinct matched exact­ly the orig­i­nal vote count in the race. The recount, which had been request­ed by a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of a polit­i­cal par­ty, was con­duct­ed Thurs­day by two teams of elec­tion work­ers.  The teams includ­ed Repub­li­can and Demo­c­ra­t­ic mem­bers,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Five New COVID Cases In San Juans

Written on December 13, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By San Juan Coun­ty Since the last update on Fri­day, Dec. 4, the total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have increased from 66 to 71. One of these new cas­es is on Orcas Island, and four are on San Juan Island. Cur­rent pos­i­tive case num­bers are avail­able online at the San Juan Coun­ty Case count  Con­tin­ue Reading

Orcas Recount Starts December 10

Written on December 10, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By San Juan Coun­ty San Juan Coun­ty Elec­tions will be con­duct­ing a recount of the votes cast in Precinct 25, Orcas East, for the Office of Gov­er­nor. The recount was request­ed by a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of a polit­i­cal par­ty.  The San Juan Coun­ty Can­vass­ing Board has sched­uled the recount to begin at 9 a.m., Thurs­day, Dec. 10. The  Con­tin­ue Reading

How Has The Pandemic Affected County Jobs?

Written on December 8, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By Min­nie Knych, NW Work­force Career Cen­ter In San Juan Coun­ty, by far most busi­ness­es are sea­son­al and thrive dur­ing the sum­mer but start to lay off employ­ees in the fall. With the COVID-19 shut­down, the sum­mer sea­son has been dif­fi­cult for the tourism indus­try every­where, but espe­cial­ly here in San Juan Coun­ty. Since March, our  Con­tin­ue Reading

Join A San Juan County Board

Written on December 8, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By San Juan Coun­ty The San 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 at Per­sons inter­est­ed in serv­ing on a board or advi­so­ry com­mit­tee should fill out an Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee Appli­ca­tion or con­tact the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Preservation Trust Acquires Reef Island

Written on December 7, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

Island Near Deer Har­bor Now Per­ma­nent­ly Con­served By San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust Ear­li­er this fall, the San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust received a $4 mil­lion dona­tion that enabled the Preser­va­tion Trust to pur­chase Reef Island, which lies just out­side of Deer Har­bor near Orcas Island’s Spring Point. The donor who made the acqui­si­tion pos­si­ble is Mal­colm Good­fel­low,  Con­tin­ue Reading