Posted on: July 28, 2017

Immigration Initiative Set to Go to Ballot - Maybe

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A San Juan County citizen’s initiative concerning immigration has been approved to go to the November general election ballot. Initiative 2017-7 required 1,635 signatures (which represents 15% of the votes cast in the County in the last gubernat...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Special Three-day Filing Period to be held July 26, 27 and 28, 2017

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The Elections Office is opening a special three-day filing period for the Port of Orcas Port Commissioner #1 office.

Candidate filings can be made in person from 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 28.  Online filings wil...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

County shellfish harvesting areas show exceptional water quality

An annual evaluation of water quality found that all eight commercial harvesting areas in San Juan County showed exceptional water quality, resulting in no County closures. In contrast, statewide this year, six of the 105 commercial harvesting areas were ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

NOTICE TO BUILDERS IN SAN JUAN COUNTY

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Beginning September 1, 2017, San Juan County will enforce the requirement of the Washington State Energy Code Section R403.7.1 for all new construction and major remodels.

Electric Resistance Zone Heated Units:

All detached one- and two-family dwellings and...

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Community Development
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Fire Danger in San Juan County Upgraded to High

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Increased heat and lack of precipitation have upgraded the county-wide fire danger to high.  Recreational campfires two feet by two feet or less are still permitted. Please refrain from burning anything but clean, dry, split, firewood. If possibl...

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Community Development
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Today is the Last Day of the Burning Season

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All commercial and residential permits for the 2016-2017 burn season expire on 6/30/2017. Recreational camp fires that are in a fire ring and have a dimension of no more than 2’ by 2’ continue to be allowed in San Juan County until further notice. &nb...

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Community Development
Posted on: May 15, 2017

FEMA Flood Risk Open House

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) held a Flood Risk Open House on May 10th in Friday Harbor addressing the new flood insurance rate mapping process. Newly released preliminary flood maps provide updated flood hazard areas along the coastlines...Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: April 18, 2017

Population Projection Proposed for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan Update

On Monday, April 17, 2017, the San Juan County Council was briefed on the Department of Community Development’s recommended twenty-year population projection.  The discussion may be viewed at: http://www.sanjuanco.com/903/Counc...

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Community Development
Posted on: February 15, 2017

2017 DETACHED ADU CONVERSION PERMIT LOTTERY

San Juan County Department of Community Development (DCD) will hold a lottery for ADU conversion permits, open to the public, on March 8, 2017, at 11:30 am, at the front counter in the DCD office at 135 Rhone St, Friday Harbor, WA. &...

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Community Development

Posted on: July 18, 2017

Fire Danger in San Juan County Upgraded to High

Recreation

Increased heat and lack of precipitation have upgraded the county-wide fire danger to high.  Recreational campfires two feet by two feet or less are still permitted. Please refrain from burning anything but clean, dry, split, firewood. If possibl...

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

San Juan County GIS - New Open Data Website

Open Data aims to improve public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated and maintained by public institutions. The new San Juan County Open Data website allows you to do more with public data. You can filter data, use charts to visualiz...Read on...

San Juan County Open Data Website GIS Information

Posted on: July 27, 2017

Special Thanks for Leslie and Sunday Music in the Park

The San Juan County Parks & Recreation Commission and Parks Department staff commend Leslie Seaman for her 18 years of dedication to bringing delightful music to the Eastsound Village Green. Leslie’s enthusiasm and ability to organize and pr...

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Music in the Park, Orcas Island Parks Recreation and Fair
Posted on: July 25, 2017

San Juan County Fair starts announcing music & entertainment!

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San Juan County Fair starts announcing music & entertainment!

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The San Juan County Fair is beginning to release its 2017 entertainment line-up!  Music headliners are Kuinka (Formerly Rabbit Wilde), local favorites The F...

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2017 Line-Up Parks Recreation and Fair
Posted on: July 21, 2017

*DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 31* Calling Island Writers!

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Hear the buzz? That should be all you busy-bee Island Writers preparing for the San Juan County Fair! But, you say, the Fair is months away! True, it’s August 16-19, but lucky enough, the deadline has been extended until July 31! So, get those m...

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Entry Guidelines HERE! Parks Recreation and Fair
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Volunteer at the Fair!

2017 San Juan County Fair Poster_by Ryanne Pluff

As the largest event in the County gets closer---August 16th-19th--- the San Juan County Fair is looking for volunteers! Would like to be part of the Fair? Do you have a special interest? Check out the many volunteer opportunities today!

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Volunteer Info! Parks Recreation and Fair
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Camp Host Wanted: San Juan Park

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Ever dreamed of waking up with the sound of the ocean right outside your window? Do you enjoy working with others? Then we are looking for YOU!San Juan County Parks is looking for a camp host with a small RV or trailer to be a presence in San Juan County ...

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Parks Recreation and Fair
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Let's Play.....Fair Feud!

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Do you have a fun group of five people that enjoys good-natured, friendly competition? Would you like to promote your business and have fun doing it? Want to get more involved in the 2017 San Juan County Fair? If so, let’s play the Feud!

This year at the S...

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More Info on the Fair! Parks Recreation and Fair
Posted on: July 5, 2017

Limited access to Otis Perkins County Day Park

CenturyLink will be working in Otis Perkins County Day Park in July. Part of this work will affect public access @ the park. Beach access and parking will be limited or closed to the public from July 13 through August 11, 2017. See Day Parks for details.

Additional Info... Parks Recreation and Fair
Posted on: July 5, 2017

Premium Book/Exhibitor Book Online and at your Local Library!

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The Fair is just over 40 day away, what you YOU entering? Visit the ONLINE PREMIUM BOOK (Exhibitor Entry Guide) and prep your entry..... From Flowers to Sheep, come exhibit your pride and joy at the San Juan County Fair! DON’T FORGET: Youth Exhi...

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Entry Information... Parks Recreation and Fair
Posted on: July 3, 2017

Calling all Island Writers!

2017 San Juan County Fair Poster_by Ryanne Pluff

Hear the buzz? That should be all you busy-bee Island Writers preparing for the San Juan County Fair! But, you say, the Fair is months away! True, it’s August 16-19, but the deadline for submitting is only weeks away: July 17th. So, get...

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Entry Information... Parks Recreation and Fair
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Trashion Fashion at the Fair!

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Time to start thinking about your fabulous Fair Fashion--that’s Trashion Fashion to be exact! The Trashion Fashion Show will be Saturday August 19th at 5:00pm on the Main Stage--and we just couldn’t let her leave.....the lovely Francie...

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Get Your Registration Form HERE! Parks Recreation and Fair
Posted on: May 19, 2017

2017 San Juan County Fair....It's All the Buzz!

2017 San Juan County Fair Poster_by Ryanne Pluff

This year, its all about the bees! Come "bee" a part of the fun and mark your calendars for the 2017 Fair, the 16th through 19th of August. This year’s poster artist, Ryanne Pluff, a senior from Friday Harbor High School came up with t...

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More Info on the Fair! Parks Recreation and Fair