San Juan County Newswire (Page 2)

San Juan County Newswire (Page 2)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for San Juan County, WA. (Page 2)

Results 21 - 40 of 521 in San Juan County, WA

  1. Judah Finney elected as Delegate for Republican National ConventionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 26 | Journal of the San Juans

    Judah Finney, San Juan County Republican State Committee Man, was elected as an Alternate Delegate to the National Republican Convention in Cleveland, Ohio this upcoming July. Judah, raised on San Juan Island, has represented San County Republicans at the State Committee level and has supported local county Republican work.

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  2. Open government group honoring whistle blowerRead the original story

    Wednesday May 25 | Wahkiakum County Eagle

    In a June ceremony, the Washington Coalition for Open Government will honor former San Juan County Building Official John Geniuch with a Key Award at the WCOG regular board meeting next month. The Key Award is given on an ongoing basis to any person or organization that has done something notable for the cause of open government within the past 12 months.

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  3. Sports ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | Journal of the San Juans

    ... the Friday Harbor Power Squadron hosted a training event to make boating safer. The Power Squadron, the San Juan County Sheriff's Department, the Friday Harbor Fire Department, and West Marine conducted a training event for about 40 islanders in how ...

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  4. Hicks Bay renamed to Hix's BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | Journal of the San Juans

    ... State Board on Geographic Names) for a final decision at one of its regular public meetings. Hix Bay in San Juan County. Originally named for Cynthia and Louis Hix who purchased property surrounding this Shaw Island bay in 1888, the water body's ...

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  5. Who were early island Chinese and Japanese immigrants?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | Journal of the San Juans

    ... to mention that "not all were happy with the influx of the Japanese and Chinese workers." For example, the San Juan County Democratic party, she noted, was reported in the local paper as denouncing the importing of Japanese immigrants and other ...

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  6. New San Juan Islands Insider App to Reward ExplorationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | Journal of the San Juans

    ... Orcas and San Juan have launched a visitors app called San Juan Islands Insider. The free app, funded by a San Juan County LTAC grant and developed by 468 Communications, gives users information about points of interest and rewards them for visiting ...

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  7. Ferry Advisory Committee, updateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | Journal of the San Juans

    ... Courtney Oldwyn was there to get more answers regarding the ferry food service change. Remove this sentence San Juan County Councilman Rick Hughes said that he is concerned about the change, but with all the issues facing the ferry system right now, ...

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  8. Meeting discusses updates for San Juan County PLanning CommissionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    San Juan County officials held a meeting to review the county's comprehensive plan on Friday May 20. This was in accordance with the Washington State Growth Management Act, which requires counties to periodically update their comprehensive plan in order to meet grant deadlines. The act requires the county must adopt a scope of work and a plan by June 30, 2016.

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  9. Wehrly running for County CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    I am filing for election to Position 1 on the San Juan County Council because I want to bring my positive, get-things-done attitude and my 30 years of working in government to the important budget and policy decisions that the Council must make. I have no political or ideological agenda.

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  10. Man drowns in Hummel LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    ... then was not seen again. Rescue efforts by those on the lake and on the lakes edge were unsuccessful. The San Juan County Dive team was called to respond and was unable to recover the victim. The dive team returned the following day to attempt ...

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  11. Crime briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    ... and to take him into custody for an outstanding warrant for arrest for a failure to appear at a hearing in San Juan County District Court. When Ferchen came to the door the responding deputies documented that they asked Ferchen to step outside, as a ...

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  12. Working to address community concerns about jet noiseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    ... noise impacts in the San Juans: Residents on the San Juans experience jet noise, and officials from San Juan County have proactively addressed citizens' concerns by setting up a database for people to report noise. I am working to facilitate ...

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  13. Washington home prices up 8.1 percent over last yearRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | KXLY-TV Spokane

    ... ania at 78.6 percent. Median housing prices vary widely, ranging from $85,000 in Ferry County to $958,300 in San Juan County. King County has the second highest median values, at $674,500.

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  14. Hobby Drones Over Orca Whales: Legally Murky And A Potentially Bad MixRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | KUOW-FM Seattle

    ... year. But the first contested his $1,025 citation and it was dismissed on appeal this spring. That prompted San Juan County Prosecutor Randy Gaylord to request a state attorney general's opinion about whether aircraft are covered by existing orca ...

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  15. Voting the Presidential PrimaryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    - The fifth in a series of articles about elections in Washington State by San Juan County Auditor F. Milene Henley. The Presidential Primary is different from every other Washington election. Its purpose is not to elect the next President, but ...

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  16. Park-and-Ride Coming to Orcas Village Ferry TerminalRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    San Juan County Public Works was awarded a $760,000 grant by the state Department of Transportation to provide parking for Orcas ferry users. The funds will go todesigning and constructing a park-and-ride facility; the first of its kind for the county.

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  17. Learn the History of the IslandsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    Have you seen the 10,000 year old Bison antiquus skull on Orcas? Did you ever stand in the old jail on San Juan whose inhabitants included the murderer, Richard Straub, the only person to be hanged in San Juan County? Have you viewed the restored gillnetter, the Sally J, on Lopez? Make 2016 the year you visit all of the historical museums in the San Juan Islands. Not only will you have fun and learn more about our history, but you can also qualify for a chance to win one of three island getaway packages.

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  18. Body found on Lopez identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    The San Juan County Sheriff's Office has positively identified the body which was found on the south end of Lopez Island last weekend, as Catherine Coakley, 61, of San Antonio, TX. Coakley purchased a plane ticket and boarded a plane departing San Antonio on April 19 to Seattle.

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  19. Breaking down the budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | Journal of the San Juans

    With San Juan Island EMS asking the public to pass the highest levy amount possible - .50/$1000 of assessed home value - this August, locals are yearning for transparency of the budget. "The board would like to be as transparent as possible," said Bill Williams, San Juan County Public Hospital District board chairman.

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  20. Port of Port Townsend selects new director with local tiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2016 | Peninsula Daily News

    Port of Port Townsend commissioners have selected as the next port director a long-time government employee from out of town but with ties to Jefferson County. Sam Gibboney, 54, who is the director of environmental resources/deputy director of public works for San Juan County, will replace Larry Crockett, 68, who is retiring June 1 after 17 years in the position.

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