Topic: Government

Town and Utility Customers Donate $3,292 to Food Bank

Written on December 3, 2021 at 4:03 am, by

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor thanks the com­mu­ni­ty for sup­port­ing the local food bank with their gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tions to the Har­bor Life Ring pro­gram this Novem­ber. Town util­i­ty cus­tomer dona­tions of $1,646 were matched with a $1,646 grant from the Town for a total dona­tion of $3,292 to the Fri­day Har­bor Food Bank. This is the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Partial Closure of Licensing and Recording Services on December 15

Written on December 3, 2021 at 3:15 am, by

The Auditor’s Cus­tomer Ser­vice divi­sion will be closed from noon to 1:30 pm on Wednes­day, Decem­ber 15, for the department’s annu­al meet­ing. Cus­tomer Ser­vice pro­vides record­ing ser­vices, as well as licens­ing ser­vices for vehi­cles, ves­sels, mar­riages, and dogs.  Ser­vices will be avail­able on Decem­ber 15 from 10:00 am through noon, and again from 1:30 to  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Public Hospital District #1 to Acquire The Village at the Harbor

Written on December 2, 2021 at 9:40 am, by

On Novem­ber 2, 2021, San Juan Coun­ty res­i­dents vot­ed in favor of the Dis­trict acquir­ing the Vil­lage at the Har­bor. Inte­gra­tion of the Vil­lage into the Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict will begin in ear­ly March of 2022. The cur­rent admin­is­tra­tor at the Vil­lage, Evan Per­rol­laz, has agreed to remain in his posi­tion indef­i­nite­ly fol­low­ing the acqui­si­tion.  Part  Con­tin­ue Reading

Conservation Land Bank Seeks Public Input on Coffelt Farm Study and Proposed Agricultural Policy

Written on November 30, 2021 at 8:54 am, by

After more than two years of research and com­mu­ni­ty out­reach, the San Juan Coun­ty Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank has entered the final phase in plan­ning future agri­cul­tur­al oper­a­tions at Cof­felt Farm Pre­serve. The Land Bank invites the pub­lic to sub­mit writ­ten com­ments on a new Cof­felt Farm study and to attend a Zoom meet­ing on Decem­ber  Con­tin­ue Reading

Laporte Road on Orcas Island Closed

Written on November 29, 2021 at 3:59 pm, by

A blocked cul­vert has cre­at­ed a dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tion on Laporte Road on Orcas Island. A large amount of water has built up on the uphill side of the road, and the road­way is in dan­ger of fail­ure, in par­tic­u­lar with more rain in the fore­cast. The clo­sure is on Laporte Road, just up from the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Jensen’s Boatyard to Re-Open in January

Written on November 29, 2021 at 5:40 am, by

The Port of Fri­day Har­bor will be reopen­ing Jensen’s Boat­yard on Jan­u­ary 3, 2022. The new oper­a­tions mod­el will see Port staff sched­ul­ing and oper­at­ing the boat lift and boat yard. Port crews will per­form all boat lift­ing and launch­ing, pres­sure wash­ing, and block­ing of ves­sels. Bot­tom paint­ing, and ves­sel main­te­nance or repairs, may be con­duct­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Weekly Covid Case Update

Written on November 27, 2021 at 8:45 am, by

Since the last update on Fri­day Novem­ber 18th, there have been 27 new con­firmed or prob­a­ble cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty. Cur­rent case count is now 431. There are approx­i­mate­ly eight unvac­ci­nat­ed close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es cur­rent­ly in quar­an­tine in the islands. Lopez Island: There are four­teen new cas­es on Lopez Island since the last  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan EMS to Remain Under the Jurisdiction of San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1

Written on November 26, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

On Novem­ber 2, 2021, res­i­dents vot­ed for San Juan Island EMS to remain under the juris­dic­tion of San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict No. 1. The Dis­trict will seek to renew its San Juan Island EMS levy in the upcom­ing Feb­ru­ary 8, 2022, elec­tion. Cur­rent­ly, San Juan Island EMS is at the end of a six-year  Con­tin­ue Reading