Topic: Government

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: http://sanjuanco.com/641/Board-Committee-Vacancies. 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

Firefighters Honored for Service in 2018

Written on January 16, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

This article written by Carolyn Hudson, SJI Fire and Rescue Administrative Officer Lieutenant Michael Henderson received San Juan Island Fire and Rescue’s highest award Saturday night when the District celebrated the 2018 contributions of its members at Downriggers Restaurant. The firefighters and support members were honored for their dedicated service in 2018 at the annual  Continue Reading

Port Commission Meeting

Written on January 16, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Meeting today (Wednesday, January 16th) of the Friday Harbor Port Commission. It happens at the San Juan Island Grange Hall, 152 1st Street N., Friday Harbor at 4:00 PM. To see the agenda, click here.

Annual Homeless Count January 24th

Written on January 13, 2019 at 10:45 pm, by

San Juan County’s 2019 Point in Time Homeless Count will be conducted on Thursday, January 24. Count organizers and volunteers work with local family resource centers, food banks, emergency cold weather shelters, churches, healthcare providers, senior centers, libraries, the sheriff’s office, and many other community support service providers to conduct the count. The count, initiated  Continue Reading

San Juan County Officials take their Oath of Office

Written on January 9, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

An invitation from SJ County… Please join us as the newly-elected San Juan County Officials take their Oath of Office on Friday, January 11th at 4 pm in the Lobby of the County Courthouse at 350 Court Street, Friday Harbor WA, 98250.  To be followed by a reception with light refreshments. Judge Stewart Andrew will  Continue Reading

Women’s March

Written on January 8, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

It’s time to march again! The #WomensWave is coming and we’re sweeping the world forward with it! Come to the 3rd Annual Women’s March. Gather on the Courthouse Lawn at the corner of Second and Court Street in Friday Harbor. Saturday, January 19, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM San Juan County Courthouse, 350 Court Street,  Continue Reading

Grants Available to Help Get Kids Outside

Written on January 8, 2019 at 5:37 am, by

State Investing in Youth Outdoor Education, Recreation OLYMPIA–Washington State is accepting applications for the No Child Left Inside grant program, which aims to give at-risk children opportunities to experience the outdoors. No Child Left Inside grants fund programs that provide youth in Washington with outdoor recreation and education programs, including summer camps, natural resource-based education  Continue Reading

First Meeting of 2019 for San Juan County Democrats

Written on January 8, 2019 at 5:31 am, by

The San Juan County Democrats invite you to their first meeting of the new year. Here’s chair David Turnoy with more… Fresh off a successful 2018 campaign season, the San Juan County Democrats are ready to begin their activities for 2019. Our first meeting will be this Saturday, January 12, in the community meeting room  Continue Reading

SJC PHD Special Board Meeting

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

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will be having a Special Board Meeting on Thursday, January 10th. It will begin at 1:00 p.m. rather than the usual time, but will be at the usual place – the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building. The purpose of this meeting is to potentially appoint an Interim  Continue Reading

Department of Community Development Office Closure Notice

Written on January 8, 2019 at 5:24 am, by

The SJC Department of Community Development Office will be closed the week of January 14 – 18. Staff will be trained on new permitting software during this period. Note that building inspections will be conducted. We apologize for the inconvenience.

911 Service Disruptions

Written on December 28, 2018 at 9:30 am, by

Brendan Cowan, Director of SJI Emergency Management, shares this notice… With ongoing national issues around the 911 system, remember that if 911 doesn’t work for you in an emergency, (360) 378-4141 is the alternate number to San Juan County Dispatch.