County Health Dept. to Present at Community Meeting What is the future of health care in the San Juan Islands?

Thursday, June 29, 6 p.m., Senior Center — from Mark Mayer — What is the future of healthcare in the San Juan Islands? Director of San Juan County Health and Community Services, Mark Tompkins, and Ellen Wilcox, Community Health Services Manager, will be detailing the mission, responsibilities, programs and efforts … Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Propane Storage Unsafe for Seaview Neighborhoods Gas explosion would be disastrous

— by Eric Gourley — I am [sending to the county] this memo in opposition to the proposed propane storage facility on Aeroview Lane. I own a hangar/apartment on 77 Aeroview Lane. I have a tenant who lives year round in the apartment. I am at my hangar almost on … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Report | June 14 – 20, 2017

— from San Juan County Sheriff’s Office — June 14, 2017 17-003408 Found Property 08:23:44 06/14/17 A Deputy was dispatched to a report of found property in Friday Harbor. Investigation continues. 17-003410 Unwanted Person 10:22:17 06/14/17 A Lopez deputy was called regarding a possible trespass. After a conversation with the … Continue reading

Over 550 State Legislators Oppose Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal More than 40 states commit to state action

— from Dave Pringle for State Legislature — Washington State Senator Kevin Ranker, California State Senator Kevin de León, Massachusetts State Senator Michael Barrett, and over 550 state legislators from across the country issued a statement [June 21, 2017} committed to maintaining U.S. leadership on fighting climate change and adhering … Continue reading

CenturyLink Outage Hits Land Lines on Father’s Day Orcas Island experiences 12-hour outage for land line service customers

— by Orcas Issues staff — Telephone land lines for CenturyLink customers were out on Orcas Island yesterday, [Sunday, June 18] although internet and cell phone coverage was not affected. Jeff Larsen, manning the Eastsound Fire Station, said that its land lines were out at the Station from about 5 … Continue reading

Propane Tank and Delivery Service Planned for Residential Area Comments need to be submitted by June 21

— by Margie Doyle, updated June 17 at 4:30 p.m. — County officials are considering the application for InterIsland Propane to place a 30,000-gallon propane tank and distribution center on a lot just west of the airport, adjacent to residential homes on Seaview Street and within 300 feet of Opal … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Report | June 7 – 13, 2017

June 7, 2017 17-003223 Overdose 07:32:41 06/07/17 A Deputy was dispatched to an intentional overdose of prescription medication. The person was flown off via air ambulance for treatment and a mental evaluation. 17-003225 Communications Problem 08:35:05 06/07/17 A Lopez Island woman reported receiving harassing telephone calls at her home. A … Continue reading

Ferries Propose Price Increase Four public meetings planned

— from Reema Griffith, Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) Executive Director — Ferry customers and anyone with an interest in Washington State Ferry fares are being asked to weigh in on a new fare proposal that would take effect starting this October. The Washington State Transportation Commission has released its … Continue reading