No School, Snow Day!

Posted on February 12, 2019 at 6:35 am, by

San Juan Island Firefighters in Challenging Leukemia and Lymphoma Fundraiser

Posted on February 12, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

On Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Friday Harbor Marketplace from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., San Juan Island Fire and Rescue firefighters will be out in front of the store raising funds for the 2019 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Stairclimb. The firefighters are dedicating their LLS fundraising climb in honor of former San Juan  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance at the Grange

Posted on February 12, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

We hear from Alice Dean… The Third Saturday Contra Dance at the Grange will take place Saturday, February 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  This month our caller is Gwen Rousseau from Seattle, and the band is The Luddite Ramblers, also from Seattle. The band features Laurel Stone on fiddle, Jay Finkelstien on guitar and  Continue Reading

Nichols Street in the Snow

Posted on February 12, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

Thanks to Chuck Dalldorf for this snowy photo: A solitary figure walking down the hill on Nichols Street into Town…

Weather Update: From SJC Emergency Management

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 4:49 pm, by

MONDAY 4:30PM UPDATE: As most islanders have probably noticed, it’s snowing heavily across the islands. Current forecast is for up to 8 inches of snow to fall, with many parts of the islands receiving less, some possibly a bit more. Snow is predicted to taper off as we head into Tuesday morning, though there may  Continue Reading

SJC DEM Media Update: Winter Weather Continues

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 8:08 am, by

From San Juan County Dept. of Emergency Management…   As of 7am on Monday, County Road Crews are reporting the heaviest overnight snow on Orcas and the north and west sides of San Juan Island, with some locations receiving up to 8 inches of snow since late Sunday.   According to County Public Works Director  Continue Reading

Monday February 11, San Juan Island School District: Two Hour Delay, Snow Routes

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 6:23 am, by

Monday February 11: San Juan Island School District is on a two hour delayed start schedule and buses will be on snow routes.

Roy Island and Dream Lake at Lakedale

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Thanks to John Miller for this drone shot at 300 ft elevation, of Roy Island and Dream Lake at Lakedale Sunday morning… click on photo to enlarge image.

Pet of the Week

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

Hello.  I’m Jordan and I’m currently residing at the animal shelter while taking applications for my prospective Valentine.  If you’re interested in being my Valentine you must: Like to cuddle on the sofa Keep a regular and abundant inventory of tasty snacks Have lots of dog toys that squeak Enjoy going for walks Be patient  Continue Reading

More Snow and Wind in Forecast

Posted on February 10, 2019 at 12:41 pm, by

More snow and wind is said to be on the way this afternoon/evening. Meanwhile, much of the snow we had has cleared but use caution, it is still very icy out there. From the National Weather Service… Detailed forecast for San Juan County…   Today: Sunny late in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center Print and Photo Studios Now Open For Membership

Posted on February 10, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

We hear from Maria Michaelson at Alchemy Art Center… Thank you such very much to everyone who made it out to our 2-D Grand Opening, what a wonderful success!  We inaugurated our new studios with about 150 friends and supporters who got to see Mary Anne Rock’s prints and Virginia Van Camp’s paintings, and experience Malcolm  Continue Reading

Swim Lessons at SJI Fitness!

Posted on February 10, 2019 at 5:20 am, by

Island Rec is excited to offer another installment of Swim Lessons at SJI Fitness! The fun starts with a Mid-Winter Break Swimming Beginner Skills Class (Ages 5+) 3:30-4 pm February 18 through the 22nd. We also have classes for varying skills and ages that start February 25 such as Swimming Pre-K Water Play (Ages 4-5), Swimming Intermediate (Ages  Continue Reading

Snow Covered Logs at Third Lagoon

Posted on February 9, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

Thanks to Nancy DeVaux for this photo of snow yesterday at third lagoon… click on photo for larger image…

Masquerade Ball to Benefit On Sacred Ground Land Trust

Posted on February 9, 2019 at 5:38 am, by

Carnevale, a Venetian-themed masquerade ball will be held at the San Juan County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 2 at 8pm.  Join us for a night of “dance, decadence, and debauchery.”  This event is sponsored by On Sacred Ground Land Trust, 501c3, and Bastion Brewing of Anacortes.  Dance the night away, enjoy scrumptious appetizers & revel in  Continue Reading

Snow in San Juan Valley

Posted on February 9, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Thanks to Colleen Bennett for this photo of yesterday’s snow… 

A Big Snowball

Posted on February 9, 2019 at 5:25 am, by

Thanks to Cari Matthews for this great photo…

Its Snowing!

Posted on February 8, 2019 at 11:27 am, by

Thanks to Lorie and Todd Narum for this great photo…

Local Legislator Named “Legislator of the Week”

Posted 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

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Offers “Adventures in Boating” Class

Posted on February 8, 2019 at 5:25 am, by

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer the Washington Basic Boater Education Course.  Everyone wishing to learn or share their safe boating skills as well as review our local boating regulations is invited to attend.  Upon successful completion of the course, attendees may submit a copy of their individual “Certificate of Accomplishment” with $10 to  Continue Reading

Court Ruling Clears Hurdle toward Lasting Protections for Puget Sound Shorelines

Posted 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

Winter Weather Update: Are you Ready For Snow?

Posted on February 7, 2019 at 9:10 am, by

A message from Brendan Cowan, director San Juan County Emergency Management…     There’s snow and more cold weather in the forecast. This weather pattern is setting up similarly to what the islands last saw in 2008: extended cold, possibility of multiple snow events, and intermittent high winds.   This is just a forecast, so  Continue Reading

The Eagle and the Hawk

Posted on February 7, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

Thanks to John Miller for this great photo… click to enlarge photo.