Topic: Government

Town awarded Transportation Improvement Board grants to improve Marguerite Place and Nash Street

Written on November 26, 2021 at 5:39 am, by

Mar­guerite Place and Nash Street will under­go major improve­ments in the next two years thanks to $1,469,783 in grant fund­ing award­ed to the Town by the state’s Trans­porta­tion Improve­ment Board (TIB).  Both projects are expect­ed to be com­plet­ed by the end of 2023. In addi­tion to rebuild­ing the exist­ing road­way, side­walks will be added to one  Con­tin­ue Reading

Disaster Cash Assistance Program

Written on November 26, 2021 at 5:34 am, by

The fol­low­ing was shared with you by North­west Work­force Coun­cil… The Depart­ment of Social and Health Ser­vices has acti­vat­ed the Dis­as­ter Cash Assis­tance Pro­gram, or DCAP, to serve peo­ple affect­ed by severe weath­er events. House­holds impact­ed by floods, land­slides, mud­slides and oth­er haz­ardous events in the 14 coun­ties includ­ed in Gov­er­nor Inslee’s Novem­ber 15, 2021,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Expanded Booster Availability

Written on November 24, 2021 at 5:44 am, by

San Juan Coun­ty Health & Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices has just released 4,000 Mod­er­na boost­er appoint­ments for clin­ics occur­ring on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Islands the week of Decem­ber 13th. Full details and links to reg­is­ter are avail­able at: These boost­ers are avail­able for any ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed islander age 18+ who received their last dose  Con­tin­ue Reading

Quick Update on Point Lawrence Road Repairs

Written on November 22, 2021 at 9:30 pm, by

This is from the SJC Dept. of Emer­gency Man­age­ment… Things are look­ing good for a poten­tial open­ing tomor­row (Tues­day — knock on wood). Pub­lic Works is await­ing deliv­ery of bar­ri­ers for the road edge that are due to arrive on the 5:30am fer­ry on Tues­day from Ana­cortes. Once those are placed and final site work  Con­tin­ue Reading

Weekly Covid Case Update

Written on November 18, 2021 at 4:15 pm, by

Since the last update on Fri­day Novem­ber 12th, there have been 28 new con­firmed or prob­a­ble cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty. Cur­rent case count is now 404. Of these twen­­ty-eight new cas­es, ini­tial inves­ti­ga­tions indi­cate that at least ten appear to have occurred in ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed indi­vid­u­als. There are approx­i­mate­ly eight unvac­ci­nat­ed close con­tacts of pos­i­tive  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Land Bank November 2021 Meeting & Agenda

Written on November 17, 2021 at 11:06 am, by

The San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank Com­mis­sion will hold its month­ly meet­ing on Novem­ber 19, from 8:30am-11:30am via Zoom. The pub­lic is invit­ed to attend. Click HERE to down­load the agen­da (includes ZOOM link) and meet­ing mate­ri­als, includ­ing the Cof­felt Farm Lease Rate and Reserve Study. (PDF) To learn more about your Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Several State Highways in Whatcom and Skagit Counties Closed due to Flooding

Written on November 15, 2021 at 5:13 pm, by

BURLINGTON — Record rain­fall caused flood­ing in sev­er­al parts of What­com and Skag­it coun­ties, forc­ing clo­sures of sev­er­al state high­ways. Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion crews worked through the week­end and con­tin­ue to work to clear fall­en trees and rock­slides, but in some areas such as along State Route 20 between Cas­ca­dia Farms (MP 98) to  Con­tin­ue Reading


Written on November 15, 2021 at 5:08 pm, by

San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil Spe­cial Meet­ing — Declar­ing State of Emer­gency The San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil will hold a spe­cial meet­ing on Tues­day, Novem­ber 16, 2021, at 8 am, to con­sid­er a Res­o­lu­tion declar­ing a State of Emer­gency.  The severe weath­er sys­tem that passed over San Juan Coun­ty on Novem­ber 14th and 15th, 2021, dropped a  Con­tin­ue Reading