Topic: Government

Museum Thanks Town and Mayor

Written on November 20, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

The Board of Trustees and staff of the San Juan His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety and Muse­um would like to extend a sin­cere thank you to the Town of Fri­day Har­bor Coun­cil and May­or Farhad Ghatan for the new His­tor­i­cal Muse­um direc­tion­al sign at the cor­ner of Spring and Price Streets. Even though the muse­um has been locat­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Volunteer Day on Turtleback Mountain

Written on November 20, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

The SJC Land Bank invites you to to meet your new Orcas Stew­ard­ship Staff and throw in a lit­tle habi­tat restora­tion to boot. Join us in the oak restora­tion units to help plant plugs grown in the Sal­ish Seeds Project nurs­ery. We will depart prompt­ly at 9:45 am from the South Trail­head park­ing area (Deer  Con­tin­ue Reading

Quick Title Service

Written on November 19, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Ever need­ed that car or boat license in a hur­ry, only to be told it would take six to eight weeks to arrive? Now, San Juan Coun­ty res­i­dents can walk away from the licens­ing counter with a clean, valid, same-day Wash­ing­ton State “Quick Title.” This new ser­vice is avail­able at the San Juan Coun­ty Auditor’s  Con­tin­ue Reading

Dog Licenses

Written on November 14, 2018 at 9:09 am, by

Charley God­du, a 10-year old poo­dle mix, received the first dog license of 2019 at the San Juan Coun­ty Auditor’s office. Charley, a for­mer res­cue dog, was adopt­ed in 2015 by Peter God­du and Mar­garet Lan­glie at the Skag­it Humane Soci­ety. Charley is one of the friend­liest dogs in town. He greets every­one with an  Con­tin­ue Reading

Use the Drop Box After 3:00 PM

Written on November 6, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Please do not mail your bal­lot at the Post Office after 3:00 p.m. today. If you do, it will not be post­marked in time to be count­ed. Instead, take it to the Bal­lot Drop Box on the Cour­t­house lawn by 8:00 p.m. Make sure your vote counts!

Hospital District Public Budget Hearing

Written on November 5, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict #1 will be hold­ing its pub­lic bud­get hear­ing next Wednes­day Nov 7th, 3:45 p.m., at the Frank Wil­son Memo­r­i­al EMS Build­ing. The Spe­cial Meet­ing will begin at 3:00 p.m. then go direct­ly to an exec­u­tive ses­sion. The board will return to open ses­sion at 3:45 p.m. for the pub­lic  Con­tin­ue Reading

Board and Advisory Committee Vacancies

Written on November 4, 2018 at 9:14 am, by

Coun­ty Board and Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee Vacan­cies and Posi­tions with terms end­ing with­in 45 days of 11/02/2018 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  Con­tin­ue Reading

Comprehensive Plan Update Community Poll

Written on November 2, 2018 at 7:47 am, by

If you were unable to attend the Com­pre­hen­sive Plan update com­mu­ni­ty work­shops in Sep­tem­ber and Octo­ber, please take the online sur­vey here: The sur­vey will be avail­able through Novem­ber 30, 2018. We con­duct­ed polling dur­ing the San Juan Coun­ty Com­pre­hen­sive Plan update com­mu­ni­ty work­shops.  These ques­tions were con­ceived out of pre­vi­ous pub­lic out­reach and pub­lic  Con­tin­ue Reading

BLM Holding Meetings for National Monument Draft Plan

Written on November 2, 2018 at 7:37 am, by

The Bureau of Land Man­age­ment released their Draft Resource Man­age­ment Plan (RMP)/Environmental Impact State­ment (EIS) for the San Juan Islands Nation­al Mon­u­ment (Mon­u­ment) near­ly a month ago. Mem­bers of the pub­lic have until Jan. 3 to pro­vide writ­ten com­ments. The BLM encour­ages all inter­est­ed mem­bers of the pub­lic to review the plan and par­tic­i­pate in  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Seeks Participation Updating HSTP

Written on November 1, 2018 at 5:38 am, by

Over the next two months, San Juan Coun­ty Health & Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices is under­tak­ing a process to update its Coor­di­nat­ed Human Ser­vices Trans­porta­tion Plan (HSTP) orig­i­nal­ly cre­at­ed in 2010 and then updat­ed in 2014. The HSTP was devel­oped to address the trans­porta­tion needs of the elder­ly, peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties, and low income pop­u­la­tions in accor­dance with  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letters for Upcoming Election

Written on October 31, 2018 at 4:30 am, by

You can see let­ters from indi­vid­u­als sup­port­ing our can­di­dates and issues at the links below. Let­ters are list­ed in chrono­log­i­cal order. As more let­ters come in, this list will be updat­ed so be sure to check back. For Nick Pow­er: Colleen Ken­i­mond Don Hall Rita Latsi­no­va Paul Arons Bill Karges Justin Paulsen Doris M. Sum­n­er For Randy  Con­tin­ue Reading

Late Ballots

Written on October 30, 2018 at 5:54 am, by

Here’s a press release from the office of the SJC Audi­tor, F. Milene Hen­ley… Have you received your bal­lot for the Novem­ber 6 elec­tion? All bal­lots were mailed on Octo­ber 16. Yet an extra­or­di­nary num­ber of late and mis­di­rect­ed bal­lots have been report­ed to the Elec­tions Office this elec­tion. Part of the prob­lem was explained  Con­tin­ue Reading

Deceptive Mailer

Written on October 28, 2018 at 8:56 pm, by

San Juan Coun­ty vot­ers beware: There is appar­ent­ly a decep­tive mail­er cir­cu­lat­ing in our coun­ty encour­ag­ing you to ignore the names on your bal­lot for Sher­iff and instead write in Under­sh­er­iff Zac Reimer. Please see the response below found on Face­book from Zac: It is a shame that I have to set the record straight, but  Con­tin­ue Reading

Now’s the Time to Submit Your Comments for the SRKW’s

Written on October 26, 2018 at 4:36 pm, by

Dear Safe Ship­pers and Orca Pro­tec­tors, Gov­er­nor Inslee’s South­ern Res­i­dent Killer Whale Recov­ery and Task Force has issued round 2 of the draft rec­om­men­da­tions for actions — win­now­ing 63 rec­om­men­da­tions to 36. This is our chance to com­ment on every one — for the orca! The South­ern Res­i­dents are well-rep­re­sen­t­ed by this hard work­ing Task Force  Con­tin­ue Reading

Port Commission Meeting Agenda

Written on October 24, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

Fri­day Har­bor Port Dis­trict Port Com­mis­sion Meet­ing at 271 Front Street (Port meet­ing room, under San Juan Yacht Club) Wednes­day, Octo­ber 24, 2018 at 4pm Meet­ing Agenda:

Hospital District Meeting

Written on October 24, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict No. 1 Pub­lic Notice of Reg­u­lar Meet­ing, Wednes­day Octo­ber 24, 2018, 3:00 p.m. at Frank Wil­son Memo­r­i­al EMS Build­ing, 1079 Spring Street.