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10 hrs ago | San Juan Islander

What you need to know about seal pups

We were recently asked by a concerned private citizen to reach out to the community to explain what to expect from Wolf Hollow when someone calls us to report a stranded Harbor Seal pup.

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Yesterday | San Juan Islander

Meet Your Firefighter: Jason Wood

He has been with the department since 2005, giving him nine years of service. His first firefighting experience was at UC Davis for a restoration ecology class where he helped conduct prescribed burns to restore native grasslands.

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Related Topix: UC Davis, Fire, Olympia, WA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Journal of the San Juans

On guard over greenhouse rules

Lamps aglow, buds are bursting in an indoor marijuana growing operation. The San Juan County Council, faced with a proliferation of greenhouses, will consider new limits on the agricultural "accessory use".

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Lopez Island, WA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Unemployment rate drops in Whatcom County

Whatcom County's unemployment rate dropped significantly in June as some jobs were added, but the labor force also shrunk.

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Related Topix: Whatcom County, WA, Ferry County, WA, Grays Harbor County, WA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Journal of the San Juans

Another new patrol boat? Sheriff gets green light on purchase

If buying a brand new, 26-foot custom-built boat for just $35,000 sounds like a good deal to you, well, you're not alone.

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Related Topix: Friday Harbor, WA

San Juan Islander

Democrats meet July 27 in Friday Harbor

San Juan County Democrats will decide which primary candidate to endorse, if any, for the Congressional District No.

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Related Topix: Friday Harbor, WA, US Politics, US News, Rick Larsen, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Peninsula Daily News

Eye on Clallam: County commissioners plan public hearing on budget review

The three Clallam County commissioners will conduct a public hearing on the midyear budget Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Clallam County, WA, Port Angeles, WA, Science, Ecology, Sequim, WA, Opportunity, WA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

San Juan Islander

Community Solar for our Schools

Your participation in Community Solar for our Schools will provide our students with renewable energy education and will generate renewable solar energy for our schools, reducing our schools' electricity costs.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Solar Energy, Orcas, WA, Education Etc.

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Journal of the San Juans

Bulletin: Risk of wildland fire on the rise

San Juan County fire officials encourage islanders and visitors to take precautions with recreational fires and outdoor barbecues, as a prolonged stretch of warm, dry weather has elevated the danger of fire from low to "moderate."

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

San Juan Islander

Marijuana growing operations under attack

Production of marijuana in San Juan County may go up in smoke as the council responds to complaints from a few citizens.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Journal of the San Juans

SJ hospital commission taps Taylor

What the hospital district needs most at this point in time is a commissioner with a proven track record in the world of finance, according to San Juan Island Hospital District Commission Chairman Dr. Michael Edwards.

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Related Topix: Friday Harbor, WA

San Juan Islander

Update on SJI transfer station presented July 10

Increased services, hours and minimum fees at the San Juan Transfer Station were the topics of conversation at the Community Roundtable held Thursday, July 10 at Brickworks in Friday Harbor.

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Related Topix: Friday Harbor, WA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

San Juan Islander

Eastsound Road Work to be completed Week of July 14

The San Juan County Public Works Department will be completing chip seal operations with a fog seal on roads in Eastsound starting Monday, July 14, 2014, weather permitting.

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Related Topix: Eastsound, WA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Journal of the San Juans

State fines SJ Island westside property owner $79K for waterfront clearcut

An aerial photograph show an area cleared of shoreline vegetation, without permits, at the San Juan Island westside property formerly known as Mar Vista Resort.

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Related Topix: Science, Ecology

San Juan Islander

Calls for Orcas Fire and EMS up 13 percent over 2013; 40 percent over 2012

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue responded to 57 calls in June, 40 were for emergency medical services.

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Related Topix: Orcas, WA, Eastsound, WA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Stranger

Announcement for Filmmakers:

Check it out: The first annual Orcas Island Film Festival, which is happening between October 10 and 13th this year, wants to award three filmmakers $1500 each to make a short film that's set in San Juan County.

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Journal of the San Juans

What's up on the beach? More than you might think

You may be surprised to learn that there are two kinds of marine fish, Pacific sand lance and surf smelt, that use the upper portions of sand and gravel beaches to spawn and incubate their eggs.

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Related Topix: Orcas, WA

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Bellingham Herald

State to restart farmer internship program

A first-in-the-nation effort to support farming's future will restart July 1 in an expanded and extended format.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Skagit County, WA, Chelan, WA, Kittitas, WA, Snohomish, WA

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Bellingham Herald

San Juan County struggles with health care costs

Providers told The Daily Times that consequences would include filled emergency rooms, crowded jails and even death for some patients.

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San Juan Islander

Extra patrols on 4th of July weekend

In our efforts to make for a safe and memorable Fourth of July weekend in the islands, the Sheriff's Office will have extra patrols deployed throughout the county.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July, Friday Harbor, WA, Eastsound, WA, Deer Harbor, WA, Lopez Island, WA

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