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(Top) Friday Harbor’s Ayana Berube, left, and Sarah Cruz celebrate their first league volleyball victory of the season — a 3-0 win over visiting Concrete Thursday, Sept. 29. (Bottom) Adam Strausbourger sprints past a Mount Vernon Christian defender before kicking the first of two goals in the Wolverines' 3-0 victory over the Hurricanes Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Linde Fields. Matt Pranger photos


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Wreck of the Aleutian Isle

Sept 22: Aleutian Isle no longer significant threat to environment in the San Juan Islands

Status Update September 22, 2022: Unified Command has declared the vessel no longer poses a significant...READ MORE

Sept. 21 Update: Aleutian Isle on barge, 40 days after sinking to 200-foot depth

SEATTLE, September 22, 2022 — Response crews were able to completely dewater the Aleutian Isle and...READ MORE

Floatplane crash into Mutiny Bay

Floatplane recovery continues

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and US Navy continue recovery operations for the Sept. 4 crash...READ MORE

Recovery Operations begin for Mutiny Bay Plane Crash

​​​WASHINGTON (Sept. 27, 2022) — The National Transportation Safety Board, U.S. Navy and Island County personnel...READ MORE

NTSB and Navy to recover wreckage of Mutiny Bay Plane crash, main effort expected Sept. 26

​Preliminary Report issued (link to PDF) WASHINGTON (Sept. 16, 2022) — The National Transportation Safety Board and the...READ MORE

NOAA, UW and NTSB locate wreckage of floatplane in Mutiny Bay

September 12 Update: ​​National Transportation Safety Board has located the wreckage of the DHC-3 Turbine Otter...READ MORE

Floatplane Crash: DFW helping NTBS find wreckage, believed to be 100 ft deep

National Transportation Safety Board member Tom Chapman held a media briefing Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Six...READ MORE

Coast Guard released names of passengers, crew of crashed seaplane

  SEATTLE -- The Coast Guard is releasing the names of the passengers and crew of the...READ MORE

Update Sept. 5: Coast Guard suspend active search; Next of kin notified

SEATTLE -- The Coast Guard has suspended active searches at 12 noon Monday, September 5, 2022...READ MORE

One dead, nine missing after float plane from Friday Harbor crashes in Mutiny Bay

SEATTLE -- A float plane departed Friday Harbor at 2:50 p.m. September 4 en route to...READ MORE

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Artist at work at SJIMA in Friday Harbor

It is not often we get to witness the artist at work—this is a unique opportunity...READ MORE

Friday Harbor Soroptimists now accepting applications for the Live Your Dream Award

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor is now accepting applications for the ‘Live Your Dream Award’. This...READ MORE

County Fair Giving Campaign raises $213K in support of 30 community projects

FRIDAY HARBOR – September 22, 2022 When 30 nonprofit organizations on San Juan Island asked for...READ MORE

October 2: Celebration of Cayou Channel officially renamed to honor Coast Salish leader

A blessing and celebration are set for Oct. 2 along the Pacific Northwest waterway  It took the...READ MORE

Tennis players honor their friend Ellyn Goodrich

Earlier this month, these tennis players raised $650 for a bench for the courts at Friday...READ MORE

Feeling creative? Enter the 3rd Annual Scarecrow Contest in Friday Harbor

It's back. The third Annual Scarecrow Contest takes place the month of October in Friday Harbor...READ MORE

Oct. 18-27: Master Gardeners Annual Gardening Workshop; Sign up by Oct. 12

Join the Master Gardeners of San Juan County in welcoming the very popular Dr. Linda Gilkeson...READ MORE

Lainey Volk receives national EMS Caring Award

Lainey Volk, Director of Outreach and Community Paramedicine, was nominated and chosen for the “2022 EMS...READ MORE

Luna returned to owners

Update: Luna is back. Woman who had her says she had planned on looking for the...READ MORE

Carl Capdeville hospitalized; Doty family launches fundraiser

Carl Capdeville of Orcas Island, began to feel ill about the middle of June. Initially he...READ MORE

New coordinator for Island Neighbors program in Friday Harbor

Colleen Clancy is the new coordinator of the Island Neighbors program for the Joyce L. Sobel...READ MORE

New book by Dr. Geyman examines effects of polarization

John Geyman’s new book is focused on a basic question for 2022: ARE WE THE UNITED...READ MORE

Friday Harbor’s Posenjak selected to Class 1B/2B All-State Baseball Team

Friday Harbor’s Nathan Posenjak was selected to the Class 1B/2B All-State Baseball Team.

August 28: Personal Stories of Everyday Life in Afghanistan by James Longley

Personal Stories of Everyday Life by James Longley Discover what is it like to live in Afghanistan. ...READ MORE

August 28: Alchemy Art Center Artist Talk: McAllister and Hendrick at San Juan Islands Museum of Art

On August 28, 2022 join local artists Marsha McAllister and Glenn Hendrick for a look into...READ MORE

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

2022 Election

Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands Sept. 21-27, 2022: Dog dies in burning shed; stolen mail, kayak, car; missing person, lost senior, DUIs

San Juan County Deputies responded to 190 calls from September 21-27, 2022 including: A San Juan deputy...READ MORE

One man caught, another sought for mail theft on Lopez Island

  Tuesday afternoon, September 27, a San Juan County Sheriff's deputy attempted to stop a silver Cadillac...READ MORE

Drug bust in Friday Harbor September 24 after traffic stop

A routine traffic stop in Friday Harbor for a burned out brake light, resulted in an...READ MORE

Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands September 14-20, 2022: Possible human remains found, multiple signs found on road, drug use on ferry

San Juan County Deputies responded to 182 calls from September 7-13, 2022 including: A drunk individual...READ MORE

Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands Sept. 7-13: Cyclist flown to mainland hospital, motorcyclist loses fingers,

San Juan County Deputies responded to 186 calls from September 7-13, 2022 including: A Lopez Deputy and...READ MORE

San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log Aug. 31-Sept.6: Vehicle prowls, assault on deputy, trespassing, threats, dog problems

San Juan County Deputies responded to 212 calls from August 31- September 6, 2022 including: A person...READ MORE

Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands August 24-30, 2022: Cat apparently killed by loose dogs, scooter accident, vehicle prowl, hit&run in ferry lanes,

San Juan County Deputies responded to 198 calls from August 24-30, 2022 including: A deputy on...READ MORE

Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands Aug. 17-24: Fraud, domestic violence, missing boat...

San Juan County Deputies responded to 244 calls from August 17-23, 2022 including: Deputies on San...READ MORE

What happened to Ivan Moorhouse's Chinese SKS assault rifle?

Twenty-five years ago yesterday, August 19, 1997, a raid on Waldron Island made headlines  globally. "Waldronites awoke...READ MORE

San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log August 10-17: Stampeding horses, dog bites, indecent exposure, death threat

San Juan County Deputies responded to 209 calls from August 10-17, 2022 including: An Orcas Island Deputy...READ MORE

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

Real Estate in the San Juan Islands