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Bary the Golden Retriever is a regular rider in Gary Williams’ daily driver — a 1971 Morris Minor sedan. Photographed at the 2022 Concours d’Elegance of the San Juan Islands. Matt Pranger photo 68-photo SLIDESHOW


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2022 San Juan County Fair

Leadership San Juan Islands is part of the 2022 SJICF Fair Fundraiser

Since 2004, Leadership San Juan Islands (LSJI) has been offering leadership skill building, training and seminars...READ MORE

Countdown to the San Juan County Fair: It's OPENING DAY

IT'S OPENING DAY... Today is the day. San Juan County's first real fair since 2019 opens at...READ MORE

“Grow the Good!” with San Juan Island Prevention Coalition Volunteers!

The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition (SJIPC) is excited to offer its signature event at the...READ MORE

August 17-20: Quilting Guild raising funds for Comfort Quilts through Community Foundation

A handmade quilt, made with love by neighbors and friends, is like a hug that can...READ MORE

San Juan Island Women's Fund awarded $304K to local nonprofits since 2003

The San Juan Island Women's Fund is a pooled donor-advised fund managed by the San Juan...READ MORE

Help Support our Local Students as They Head Back to School

Engaging students in STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art, and math – is the most important...READ MORE

County Fair Giving Campaign brings islanders together in support of 30 community projects

For the first time in three years, San Juan Islanders will get together in person next...READ MORE

San Juan Historical Society raising funds for Fairgrounds Pioneer Cabin

In the early 1920s, when the San Juan County Fairgrounds were being developed, it was proposed...READ MORE

Quack Quack the Fair is Back

PRESS RELEASE: San Juan County Fair is back in person for the first time since the...READ MORE

EDC launches fundraiser for trades and tech training programs at the San Juan County Fair

The Economic Development Council (EDC) of San Juan County is launching a County Fair fundraising campaign...READ MORE

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September 8: Iris Graville talks about "Writer in a Life Vest"

The Whale Museum presents a webinar, Writer in a Life Vest,  from 7 to 8 p.m...READ MORE

Submit your salmon poetry by Sept. 18

Rena Priest, Washington State Poet Laureate, was just awarded a fellowship from the Academy of American Poets...READ MORE

Aug. 5: First of 4 Summer Art Festivals on Friday in Friday Harbor

The San Juan Summer Arts Festival, hosted by the San Juan County Arts Council, begins today...READ MORE

August 13: San Juan Island Pride invites the community to its inaugural Pride Festival

San Juan Island Pride Foundation, an organization dedicated to fostering community across LGBTQIA+ and intersecting identities...READ MORE

Art You Can Touch! at San Juan Islands Museum of Art

Artists have a history of making us think about the world around us and LATTICE II...READ MORE

Off-island low-income youth enjoy camping at local Troop Camp Bogardus

Last year the Troop 90 Trust, a 501c3, which owns and operates a 15 acre Scout...READ MORE

An Interview with Carol Breeden, a resident of Village at the Harbor

Carol Breeden has never been afraid of an adventure or hard work; these were the first...READ MORE

Waldron Island author finishes her late mother's book

Susan Thistle, a resident of Waldron Island, recently finished a book for her mother, internationally bestselling...READ MORE

Crisis Response dog Jet working with San Juan Island Fire and Sheriff's Office

Jet, a nationally certified Crisis Response Canine and his handler Cynthia Parkin will be working with...READ MORE

Chamber of Commerce's Friday Harbor Fire Fund ready to be dispersed

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Friday Harbor Fire Fund is so grateful for the generosity...READ MORE

Epic in scope and intimate in detail "Looking into Kabul" at San Juan Islands Museum of Art

With a growing humanitarian disaster taking shape in Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban’s return...READ MORE

San Juan EMS welcomes new paramedic

Congratulations to Margaret Longley graduated from Seattle Medic One Paramedic Training Program July 9 and will...READ MORE

San Juan Island Community Foundation awards $57K in grants to 7 nonprofits, names new board member

It was a busy spring at the San Juan Island Community Foundation. In addition to awarding...READ MORE

Arctic Raven's summer exhibition “Watawidi” opens July 9 in Friday Harbor

The summer exhibition, “Watawidi” opens Saturday on July 9 at Arctic Raven Gallery here in Friday Harbor...READ MORE

Friday Harbor APS Volunteer of the Month: Fiona Curliss

Fiona Curliss was named the Animal Protection Society - Friday Harbor (APS-FH) Volunteer of the Month...READ MORE

Independence Day on Lopez Island

What more fitting a topic for an Independence Day parade than a person's right to control...READ MORE

Friday Harbor House welcomes Reid Johnson as general manager

Friday Harbor House, a boutique, 24-room inn perched on a bluff above the marina, has announced...READ MORE

Orcas Island's Joie Zier competing on UW crew at Henley Regatta

Racing at the 2022 Henley Royal Regatta takes place from June 28 to July 3, 2022. UW...READ MORE

June 2022: The Funhouse Story of the Month

Funhouse Commons: On a sunny Sunday in May mentors and mentees from around the county came together...READ MORE

R2AK Update June 22: Friday Harbor's Elsewhere finishes 2nd, wins the steak knives

TRACK the PROGRESS.  Wednesday, June 22, 2022: From the R2AK website: Team Elsewhere wins the steak knives...READ MORE

2022 Election

Sheriff's Office looking for two dogs that killed cat in Friday Harbor

San Juan County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in identifying two dogs that attacked...READ MORE

How many San Juan County residents are in prison?

How does San Juan County compare with the state's 38 other counties when it comes to...READ MORE

San Juan Island Sheriff's Log August 3-9: Dog bite, extortion, vehicle prowls, assault, sinking boat, trespassing

San Juan County Deputies responded to 213 calls from August 3-9, 2022 including: A Deputy on Orcas...READ MORE

When a wrong number goes right

In a fortunate set of circumstances today (August 7), Sgt. Herb Crowe of Orcas Island, was...READ MORE

'Guitar man' hired as construction worker

Friday Harbor may be a bit calmer this weekend. Maxwell Gillette, AKA Guitar Man, is spending...READ MORE

Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands July 20 - 26, 2022: Trespasser armed with knife threatens deputy, truck crash, Public works tree cutter angers Lopezian…

San Juan County Deputies responded to 277 calls from July 20-26, 2022 including: A San Juan...READ MORE

Orcas Island semi truck crash due to brake failure

Daniel Ramirez and Julius Escalona delivered some drywall on Buck Mountain Road Saturday, July 23, 2022...READ MORE

San Juan Islands Sheriffs Log July 13-20: Assault, collision, vehicle prowl, damaged mailboxes...

San Juan County Deputies responded to 201 calls from July 13-19, 2022 including: An Orcas Deputy, along...READ MORE

San Juan Island Sheriff's Log July 7-13: Fraud, disorderly conduct, chopping wood, missing camper, vandalism...

San Juan County Deputies responded to 203 calls from July 7-13, 2022 including: A concerned Lopez citizen...READ MORE

Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands June 29-July 6: Fake contest flyers, BUI, illegally moored boats, missing person, flare or dynamite...

San Juan County Deputies responded to 243 calls from June 29-July 7, 2022 including: Deputies on...READ MORE

San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log June 22-28, 2022: Many mental health calls, abandoned child, stolen field and brush mower, lost items

San Juan County Deputies responded to 177 calls from June 15-21, 2022 including: A San Juan Island...READ MORE

Bail set at $25k for Friday Harbor man accused of rape 2nd degree of a minor

Jason Aldous moved to San Juan Island with his wife and two children six years ago...READ MORE