News Flash

Posted on: June 19, 2018

State Upholds San Juan County's Shoreline Master Program

San Juan County adopted a new Shoreline Master Program (SMP) in November 2017.  Friends of the San Juans appealed the SMP to the Growth Management Hearings Board (Board) alleging seven issues Friends claimed did not meet the requirements of state...

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* San Juan County News *
Posted on: June 16, 2018

San Juan County Health & Community Services Issues Varicella Health Alert

Three cases of Varicella, or “chicken pox,” have been confirmed in the Orcas Island community. Two of the cases were in children attending schools on Orcas Island. San Juan County Health & Community Services has alerted medical providers, and is worki...

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Additional Info... * San Juan County News *
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Funders Promote Locally Grown Foods for the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

San Juan County Health and Community Services is partnering again with Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor, Orcas Island Community Foundation, and the Honeywell Foundation, to offer Market Bucks at Farmers Markets on Orcas and San Juan Islands. The...

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* San Juan County News *
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Potential Affordable Housing Solution Seeks Community Feedback

Housing advocates across San Juan County are exploring the feasibility of launching a HomeShare Program to address some of the housing issues in the county. The program, administered through the resource centers, will facilitate roommate matches between H...

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* San Juan County News *
Posted on: June 1, 2018

San Juan County Fair Entertainment Line Up Announced!

The San Juan County Fair is excited to announce the entertainment for 2018.  There is something for everyone, all ages, and all genres --  Headliners, Family and Variety Acts, Concert Lunch Series, and Workshops.

Headline Entertainment:

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Additional Info... * San Juan County News *
Posted on: June 15, 2018

All Residential Burn Permits Expire June 15th.

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Residential burning is now closed until fall, all permits issued are expired.

 Residential burn permits are issued for the burning of brush and limbs in areas of the islands that are not within Urban Growth Areas (UGAs). Campfires will continue to...

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* San Juan County News *
Posted on: May 30, 2018

It's political sign season!

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It’s election time, and with that comes the annual crop of political signs, popping up like pesky dandelions across the countryside.  We’ve been fortunate in San Juan County.  A well-meaning ordinance – now ...

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* San Juan County News *
Posted on: May 3, 2018

County Seeks Proposals for an Affordable Rental Housing Project on Lopez Island

Following a public hearing on April 24, 2018, San Juan County officially released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to purchase .8083 acres of land situated in Lopez Village for the development of affordable housing rental units. San Juan County seeks an expe...

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* San Juan County News *
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Getting Ready to Build? Request a Critical Area Review!

If you are contemplating land development such as installation of a well, septic system or driveway, demolition or construction of a building including expansion or exterior remodeling, or shoreline tree removal, please submit a request for a Critical Are...

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Additional Info... * San Juan County News *
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Natural Resource Lands Data Indicators, AVAILABLE NOW!

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Check out the new Natural Resource Lands economic data indicators available on the Dept. of Community Development page here: http://www.sanjuanco.com/1360/Natural-Resource-Lands

This page includes interactive charts and graphs to help you explore the infor...

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Click Here for the Data Dashboard * San Juan County News *
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Comprehensive Plan Comment Tool, LIVE NOW!

Public Comment Tool

Now is the time to get your comments in on San Juan County's Comprehensive Plan Update!  After the Pop-Up Studios and Community Workshops last week we know there are plenty of comments out there and would love to gather even more of them. &nb...

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Comprehensive Plan Public Comment Tool * San Juan County News *
Posted on: August 10, 2017

2036 Comprehensive Plan Update documents available for review

The preliminary drafts of the Housing Needs Assessment and the Capital Facilities and Utilities Inventories for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan update have been released for preliminary review. These documents are posted on the County website: http://sanjuanc...

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Comprehensive Plan Draft Documents * San Juan County News *

News Flash

Posted on: June 15, 2018

All Residential Burning Closed For The Season

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Fire Risk Level - Moderate; All Burn Permits Expired, Residential Burning Closed for the season.
Campfires will continue to be allowed in contained fire pits no larger than 2’ by 2’ in size, burning fire wood only, not yard waste.

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Kidde Smoke Detector Recall

Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm Due to Potential Safety Risk 

 

Recall Summary

Brand Name, Model of Affected Product: Kidde Dual Sensor (Photoelectric and Ionization) Smoke Alarms – Models PI2010 and PI9010

Hazard: A yellow protective ca...

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Kidde Recall Website Fire Marshal
Posted on: November 28, 2017

Fire Extinguisher Recall

38 million fire extinguishers recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of more than 40 million Kidde disposable fire extinguishers sold in the U.S. due to nozzle malfunction. The extinguishers may not work during a fire emerg...

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Additional Info... Fire Marshal