Rally & March for Palestine/Gaza

Posted on May 28, 2021 at 7:30 pm, by

Sandy Strehlou shares this announcement with you… Saturday, May 29, 11am, SJC courthouse lawn If you could give just 90 minutes of your time to help bring peace and justice to the people of Palestine/Gaza, would you? Join is for a peaceful community rally and march starting at the San Juan County, WA courthouse at  Continue Reading

New American Camp Visitor Center Open

Posted on May 28, 2021 at 11:01 am, by

By Louise Dustrude The new American Camp Visitor Center parking area and trailhead access has been open to the public since mid-April, after more than a year of construction, and the building and new restrooms will be open by Memorial Day weekend. Although there is still work to do to complete the exhibits, the reception  Continue Reading

One New COVID Case on San Juan, One on Lopez

Posted on May 28, 2021 at 7:25 am, by

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, May 21, the total cases in San Juan County have increased from 187 to 189. There are 21 close contacts of positive cases currently in active quarantine. This number would be far higher if not for a number of close contacts being fully vaccinated. The  Continue Reading

Sheriff’s Office Corrals Unattended Motoring Vessel Near Brown Island Thursday

Posted on May 28, 2021 at 7:21 am, by

By Hayley Day, San Juan Update A boater swam to shore near Brown Island Thursday leaving a powerboat running without an operator. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of someone in the water Thursday. When deputies arrived, the person had safely swam to shore but the boat was still motoring in circles  Continue Reading

Make Free Art Projects in the Park with Island Rec and Alchemy Art Center

Posted on May 28, 2021 at 7:05 am, by

From Island Rec Join Alchemy Art Center staff and guest artists for fun and free community art days in John O. Linde Community Park. Professional artists will lead an exciting roster of activities including indigo dyeing, sun prints, clay planters, funny faces, printing on t-shirts, and more. Due to safety precautions, space will be limited.  Continue Reading

Walk-up Vaccine Clinics Available through June on San Juan, Orcas, Lopez

Posted on May 27, 2021 at 7:06 am, by

Clinics are for ages 18 and up   From San Juan County The San Juan County vaccine team will be operating single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine clinics on Orcas, Lopez, and San Juan Islands through June. These clinics will be one of the best remaining opportunities for COVID vaccination in the islands. After June,  Continue Reading

Rep. Larsen Visits Orcas Island Thursday to Discuss Broadband, Road and Airport Infrastructure

Posted on May 27, 2021 at 7:02 am, by

From Rep. Rick Larsen’s Office Thursday, May 27, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will visit Orcas Power & Light Cooperative to meet with Executive Director Foster Hildreth. Larsen and Hildreth will discuss how the utility is working to improve broadband connectivity within its service area. A senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Larsen  Continue Reading

Call Hotline if You See a Stranded Marine Mammal, Dead or Alive

Posted on May 27, 2021 at 6:55 am, by

From the San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network As harbor seal pupping season starts up for us in the islands, San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network wants to remind everyone how to be good marine mammal stewards. If you see an alive or dead stranded marine mammal, please keep your distance, keep other  Continue Reading

Town of Friday Harbor’s Duncan Wilson Plans 2022 Retirement

Posted on May 26, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Town of Friday Harbor Friday Harbor Town Administrator Duncan Wilson announced he will retire Jan. 4, 2022, after nine years in the position.  He took over for King Fitch in 2012. Wilson previously served as the city administrator of North Bend, Washington for six years. Prior to that, he had been an attorney  Continue Reading

Learn about San Juan History from Marjorie Walker Descendant

Posted on May 26, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor presents “A Kepi in the Tide: Writing Historical Fiction” 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 27. Author and genealogist John Ickes is a distant relative of early San Juan Island artist Marjorie Walker (1906-1992). His historical research contributed to the understanding of Marjorie’s life and the online  Continue Reading

New Website Explores Washington’s Geology

Posted on May 26, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the Department of Natural Resources From its craggy coastlines to its icy volcanic peaks, Washington is home to some of the world’s most stunning geology. A new website by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources helps connect people to the state’s rich and diverse geologic history. Filled with images and information about geologic  Continue Reading

Dispose of Pesticides, Fuels, Cleaning Products on San Juan June 11-12

Posted on May 25, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan County San Juan County is collecting hazardous waste at the waste stations on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands. Collection times are: 1-3 p.m., June 11 for businesses on San Juan. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 12 for households on San Juan. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 19 on Orcas 11 a.m.-2 p.m., June  Continue Reading

Help Becky Armstrong while her Shoulder Heals

Posted on May 25, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From organizers Becky Armstrong fell on May 10 and broke her shoulder. She is in a lot of pain and has her right arm immobilized in a sling. She is the independent business owner of Hello, Gorgeous where she gives manicures and pedicures. This job requires the use of both hands. She is unable to  Continue Reading

Soroptimists give $9K for San Juan Women’s Education

Posted on May 24, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor is pleased to announce its 2021 educational award winners. The Educational Opportunity Award is for a woman enrolled in an undergraduate degree or vocational skills program. This year Soroptimists were able to give out three $2,000 awards. The award winners are Halley Byrne, Megan  Continue Reading

Home Inspections and their Role in the Real Estate Transaction

Posted on May 24, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

By Merri Ann Simonson, Managing Broker, Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands Inc If you are a buyer or seller, I bet you thought just getting under contract was stressful for all parties. In reality, the home inspection and feasibility response and associated negotiations are often the more stressful event. Allowing a buyer to have a  Continue Reading

Adopt Lab Mix found in Mexican Mountains from San Juan Animal Shelter

Posted on May 24, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Animal Protection Society Friday Harbor Age: 7 Months Sex: Male Breed: Lab Mix Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application Rocky feels like an old soul. With his kind almond eyes, lovable Lab-like face and laid-back nature, it’s easy to forget his days as a stray pup when he was found on the mountain streets near Jocotepec, Mexico. He  Continue Reading

Art Museum’s Artist Registry Show, atrium exhibit close May 31

Posted on May 23, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Islands Museum of Art The Artists’ Registry Show with 60+ artists and “VOYAGER” by Steven Jensen close on May 31 at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art in Friday Harbor. Catch them before they leave.  On Memorial Day, the museum will close early at 2:30, so plan to beat the rush.   Continue Reading

Seven New COVID Cases in San Juans, All on Orcas

Posted on May 23, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, May 14, total cases in San Juan County have increased from 180 to 187. There are 28 close contacts of positive cases currently in active quarantine. This number would be far higher if not for a number of close contacts being fully vaccinated. San Juan  Continue Reading

Join Washington State Ferries Online Meetings Tuesday, Wednesday

Posted on May 23, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Washington State Ferries The next Washington State Ferries spring 2021 online community webinars will be held Tuesday and Wednesday.  Join members of the ferries executive team for an opportunity to ask questions and submit comments at one of next week’s virtual public meetings. To participate, register online in advance for either 11 a.m. Tuesday,  Continue Reading

Join Boo Boo and Island Rec for a Park Workout

Posted on May 22, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Island Rec Join Island Rec for a 1-hour complete body workout. Meet Boo Boo in person at John O. Linde Community Park to get your sweat on while enjoying the outdoors. No equipment required. This class is great for all fitness levels and abilities. Boo Boo will always have modifications ready. Ages: 14+ When:  Continue Reading

OPALCO Presents Online Workshop to Shift from Fossil Fuels

Posted on May 22, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From OPALCO Are you ready for the shift away from fossil fuels? OPALCO’s Island Way campaign is here to help co-op members prepare for the energy future that is coming fast. The next virtual workshop is May 27. Island Way events are interactive hour-long sessions designed to help members get the information and support they  Continue Reading

Join Boards for County Fair, San Juan and Lopez Libraries and More

Posted on May 22, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan County The San Juan 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 sanjuanco.com/641/Board-Committee-Vacancies. Persons interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should fill out an advisory  Continue Reading