Topic: Government

Primary Election Results — This Story Has Been Updated.

Written on August 6, 2020 at 12:36 am, by

Elec­tion results thanks to Louise Dus­trude… The five-per­­son coun­ty coun­cil pri­ma­ry race on San Juan pro­duced two clear lead­ers for the Novem­ber gen­er­al elec­tion: Chris­tine Min­ney with 1978 votes and Ryan Palma­teer with 1458. Oth­ers in that race were Sharon Kivis­to, 812, Steve Wehrly, 295, and Daniel Miller, 289. The incum­bent, Bill Wat­son, chose not  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Courts Prepare to Resume Jury Trials Come Fall

Written on August 5, 2020 at 10:43 am, by

San Juan Coun­ty Courts pre­pare to resume jury tri­als come fall – you will start see­ing juror sum­mons­es again soon.  The San Juan Coun­ty Supe­ri­or Court and Dis­trict Court are tak­ing steps to resume con­duct­ing jury tri­als for the first time since ear­ly March, when the COVID-19 glob­al pan­dem­ic hit Wash­ing­ton State. Although it is uncer­tain  Con­tin­ue Reading

State Broadband Survey Requests Your Participation

Written on August 4, 2020 at 12:23 pm, by

State launch­es access and speed test sur­vey to doc­u­ment ser­vice gaps, pri­or­i­tize expan­sion needs and invest­ments…   OLYMPIA, WA — The Wash­ing­ton State Broad­band Office and state Pub­lic Works Board have launched a map­ping ini­tia­tive to iden­ti­fy gaps in high-speed inter­net ser­vice and areas of broad­band infra­struc­ture needs in order to advance the state’s goal  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Council Seeks Board Members

Written on August 2, 2020 at 1:42 pm, 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: Per­sons inter­est­ed in serv­ing on a board or advi­so­ry com­mit­tee should fill out an Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee Appli­ca­tion or Con­tact the Coun­cil  Con­tin­ue Reading

Interview with County Public Health Office Dr. Frank James

Written on August 1, 2020 at 11:57 am, by

The San Juan Update is pleased to reprint this inter­view by Minor Lile with San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Health Offi­cer Dr. Frank James as pub­lished 7.30.2020 in Orcas Issues News & Views… As Pub­lic Health Offi­cer for San Juan Coun­ty, Dr. Frank James has played a promi­nent role in the com­mu­ni­ty response to the Coro­n­avirus  Con­tin­ue Reading

Vote! Washington Primary Election August 4

Written on August 1, 2020 at 5:15 am, by

Be sure to get your bal­lot in the mail by August 4. You can also pop it in the bal­lot box by the cour­t­house by 8 pm August 4. Bet­ter yet, get your bal­lot in ear­ly. No postage is nec­es­sary. Need help? Link to the online Vot­ers pam­phlet (see link below) or to reg­is­ter go  Con­tin­ue Reading

State Launches New Grant Program to Conserve Community Forests

Written on July 30, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

OLYMPIA–Communities want­i­ng to con­serve forest­lands now have a state grant pro­gram to help, the Recre­ation and Con­ser­va­tion Office announced today. Begin­ning Sep­tem­ber 1, com­mu­ni­ties can apply for grants of up to $3 mil­lion in the new­ly cre­at­ed Com­mu­ni­ty Forests Pro­gram. The grants must be used to buy at least 5 acres of forest­land and the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town Publishes Book of Winning Poems

Written on July 25, 2020 at 7:05 am, by

The Town and its Fri­day Har­bor Arts Com­mis­sion have pub­lished Fri­day Har­bor Poet­ry Gar­dens–a book of the win­ning entries in its first poet­ry gar­den con­test. Thir­ty of the 271 entries sub­mit­ted by local poets were select­ed for pub­li­ca­tion and for dis­play at four out­door poet­ry gar­dens with­in the town. The lim­it­ed edi­tion book is avail­able for  Con­tin­ue Reading