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Council member Bob Jarman's 30-year streak of no tickets from Scott Johansen ran out Tuesday, when the retired deputy slapped the cuffs on him. The good-natured ribbing was part of the send-off for two long-time county employees. Johansen and Connie Sundstrom (31 years). Former Sheriff Bill Cumming and former Undersheriff Jon Zerby praised Johansen for his dedication. County Clerk Joan White told everyone how much Sundstrom, who was not present, will be missed. 


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October 1: End to burn ban and WSF surcharge

The burn ban which started July 1 is now over for the year. As of October 1 burn permits are available and it is legal to burn that burn pile you've had to look at all...

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Plans for moratorium on pot production move forward

A moratorium on production of marijuana was discussed today at San Juan County Council's meeting.  Council members Bob Jarman and Jamie Stephens voted to move the item forward to another meeting. Council member Rich Hughes opposed...

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Artstock is back - Oct. 4 and 5

This year’s ArtStock has a new focus on making it fun to wander around the Town of Friday Harbor. Local artists will be demonstrating their various talents to share with all.

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Time to register for Island Rec Boy’s Ba…

It is time to register for Island Rec’s Boy’s Basketball League, open to all boys in grades 3rd through 8th.

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Environment - Science - Whales

Details of Ecology's draft fish consumption rule released

OLYMPIA – Washingtonians get a chance to preview proposed water quality standards for toxic chemicals that include new fish consumption rates.

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OIFF includes 4 foreign language Academy Award nominated films

Five contenders for Oscar’s Best Foreign Language Film award, representing five countries and three continents will headline at the first annual Orcas Island Film Festival – Off the Edge  will take place from October 10 to 13...

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Ruth Moody Band at Orcas Ctr Nov. 13; SJCT Nov. 14

Ruth Moody Band at Orcas Ctr Nov. 13; SJCT Nov. 14

Ruth Moody, the Juno-Award winning songwriter and member of the beloved Wailin’ Jennys, is touring for her latest album, These Wilder Things, her second solo release for Red House Records.

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Remember My Name Vigil October 8

A Remember My Name vigil will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, October 8  on the San Juan County Courthouse lawn, to honor the...

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Tickets on sale now for Oct. 4 Benefit for Dave Hall

Tickets on sale now for Oct. 4 Benefit for Dave Hall

Dave Hall, long time business owner of Island Glass, has cancer. Islanders are organizing a benefit to help with associated costs of his cancer...

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Friday Harbor APS Pet of the Week

  • Pet of the Week: Chester

    Meet Chester! He’s every bit as sweet and cuddly as he looks. He is about three years old, neutered and current on his vaccines. The only thing he’s missing is a family to call his own. He’s guaranteed to keep your lap warm this winter! Stop by the Friday Harbor  Animal Shelter by the shelter and meet him and his feline friend

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