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Posted on: August 16, 2018

ATF Offers $10,000 Reward

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ATF Offers $10,000 Reward for Information on Explosives Placed on Orcas Island in San Juan County

SEATTLE — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and convictio...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Air quality affected by wildfire smoke

Air monitors in our region today are reporting ‘unhealthy’ levels of particulate matter in the air due to wildfire smoke, largely from fires burning in British Columbia. San Juan County Health & Community Services is advising the public to limit time ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Orcas IED

MEDIA RELEASE

San Juan County Sheriff's Office Ron Krebs, Sheriff 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 9, 2018 @ 4:30pm

There is understandable and significant concern throughout the islands following the discovery on Monday of an improvised explosive devic...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Draft Lopez Village Subarea Plan Information

Staff will brief the San Juan County Council and Planning Commission on the Draft Lopez Village Plan (Draft Plan) on August 17, 2017 at joint meeting. This meeting will be held in the County Council Chambers, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor. It will be li...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Aug. 17 Joint County Council and Planning Commission Meeting

On August 17, 2018, there will be a special joint Planning Commission and County Council public hearing and meeting.  The public hearing will be on a draft ordinance to comply with the Western Washington Region Growth Management Hearings Boards' ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

2018 Fairgrounds Master Plan - Take the Survey!

2018 Fairgrounds Master Plan Survey

The San Juan County Fairgrounds Master Plan, which was last updated in 2012, provides a roadmap for developing and operating the fairgrounds in a manner that is responsive to County residents and focuses on long-term eco...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

San Juan Islands Stewardship Guide

Got Visitors?  The San Juan Stewardship Guide is designed to encourage an increased level of environmental stewardship across the islands by visitors and residents alike.  The goal is to promote and distinguish the islands as a destinati...

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* San Juan County News *
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Campfire ban at Shaw County Park; exercise caution in other parks

Effective at noon on July 24, the County Fire Marshal's office has raised the fire precaution level from moderate to high.Due to the specific site issues at Shaw Park that increase the risk of wildfire from campfires, wood burning campfires have been bann...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Fire Marshal's Office Increases Fire Risk To High.

At noon on July 24th, 2018 the fire risk in San Juan County will be going from Moderate to HIGH. 

Campfires remain legal as do barbecues. A few reminders to keep you and your families and community safe at this time:

 -Have a charged hose ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

HomeShare Program Seeking Pilot Program Participants

Housing advocates across San Juan County are moving forward with a proposed HomeShare Program. After receiving feedback from 113 community members through an online survey, the proposed HomeShare program has generated enough interest to formulate a pilot ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

July 20, 2018, Joint Planning Commission and County Council Meeting

At 9:00 am on July 20, 2018, there will be a joint Planning Commission and County Council public hearing and special meeting.  The public hearing will be regarding a proposed amendment to the political sign code.  The Planning Commission...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

San Juan County Disability Advisory Committee

Every Vote Counts

Are you looking for a way to serve your community?  San Juan County Elections is looking for persons with disabilities, and providers of services to persons with disabilities, to serve on the Disability Advisory Committee.

Washington State Law req...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

San Juan County Fairgrounds Master Plan Update

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The San Juan County Fairgrounds is updating their Master Plan and wants your input. The goal is to collect input from across the whole county through an online survey, pop-ups on 3 of the ferry-served islands and several focus groups to gain knowledge on ...

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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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Posted on: August 7, 2018

The Department of Community Development will be at the County Fair

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The Department of Community Development (DCD) will have a booth at the 2018 County Fair.  Stop by to talk with DCD staff about our current projects including the Comprehensive Plan Update, the Lopez Village Subarea Plan, and the Shoreline Master ...

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Community Development
Posted on: August 6, 2018

Draft Lopez Village Subarea Plan Information

Staff will brief the San Juan County Council and Planning Commission on the Draft Lopez Village Plan (Draft Plan) on August 17, 2017 at joint meeting. This meeting will be held in the County Council Chambers, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor. It will be li...

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Community Development
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Aug. 17 Joint County Council and Planning Commission Meeting

On August 17, 2018, there will be a special joint Planning Commission and County Council public hearing and meeting.  The public hearing will be on a draft ordinance to comply with the Western Washington Region Growth Management Hearings Boards' ...

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Community Development
Posted on: July 17, 2018

July 20, 2018, Joint Planning Commission and County Council Meeting

At 9:00 am on July 20, 2018, there will be a joint Planning Commission and County Council public hearing and special meeting.  The public hearing will be regarding a proposed amendment to the political sign code.  The Planning Commission...

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Community Development
Posted on: June 19, 2018

County Council Adopts an Amended Comprehensive Plan Vision with Resolution 27-2018

On June 12, 2018 County Council approved resolution 27-2018, adopting amendments to the Comprehensive Plan Vision. You can read the adopted Vision here and resolution 27-2018 here:  https://www.sanjuanco.com/DocumentCenter/View/15816/Resolution-2...

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Community Development
Posted on: June 8, 2018

New Vacation Rental Permit Application Form

The Department of Community Development has updated the vacation rental permit application form.  The new form includes a list of information to be included with the application to help applicants submit complete applications.  

The new a...

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Community Development
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Plan Ahead for Permitting

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Critical Area and Cultural Resource Assessments, and pre-applications are available at the Department of Community Development (DCD) at no cost to applicants. Having this done prior to making application for a permit saves time in submission and review pr...

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Forms available here . . . Community Development
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... Community Development
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 Community Development
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Land Capacity Analysis Methodology Story Map Available Now!

What is the Story Map about?

The Department of Community Development is in the process of developing a Land Capacity Analysis (LCA) Methodology.  A story map walking through the methodology is available here.  This map walks through the s...

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Check out the Story Map here! Community Development
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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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Aug. 17 Joint County Council and Planning Commission Meeting

The Planning Commission and County Council will have a special joint public hearing and meeting on August 17. The public hearing will regard a draft ordinance amending the SMP and the meeting will include briefings on Comprehensive Plan updates.

On August 17, 2018, there will be a special joint Planning Commission and County Council public hearing and meeting.  The public hearing will be on a draft ordinance to comply with the Western Washington Region Growth Management Hearings Boards' ...

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Comprehensive Plan Update
Posted on: June 19, 2018

County Council Adopts an Amended Comprehensive Plan Vision with Resolution 27-2018

The County Council adopted an amended Comp. Plan Vision with Resolution 27-2018 on Tuesday June 12, 2018.

On June 12, 2018 County Council approved resolution 27-2018, adopting amendments to the Comprehensive Plan Vision. You can read the adopted Vision here and resolution 27-2018 here:  https://www.sanjuanco.com/DocumentCenter/View/15816/Resolution-2...

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Comprehensive Plan Update
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Natural Resource Lands Data Indicators, AVAILABLE NOW!

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The Natural Resource Lands Economic Data Indicators are available now! Check out the interactive charts and graphs summarizing agricultural, forestry, and mining resource lands in San Juan County.

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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Posted on: October 11, 2017

Comprehensive Plan Comment Tool, LIVE NOW!

Public Comment Tool

San Juan County's Public Comment Map Tool is LIVE NOW! Use this tool to mark geographically specific comments regarding the elements of the County's Comprehensive Plan. Tell your neighbors, friends and family to let their voice be heard!

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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Posted on: April 25, 2017

FAC Regular Meeting Wednesday May 3

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday May 3 2017 from 8:30 - 10:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be pos...

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Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: April 1, 2017

FAC Regular Meeting Thursday April 6

San Juan County FAC will hold an abbreviated regular meeting on Thursday April 6 2017 from 8:30 - 9:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agend...

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Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: February 23, 2017

WSF to close Call Center on weekends

WSF has announced that, beginning in early March, the Customer Service  Call Center will no longer be open on weekends due to budgetary constraints. What this means is that travelers without internet access will not be able to get information or ...

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Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: February 1, 2017

FAC Regular Meeting Wednesday March 8

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday March 8 2017 from 8:30 - 10:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be p...

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Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: January 1, 2017

No FAC meeting in February

There is no regular FAC meeting scheduled for February 2017.

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Posted on: January 8, 2017

FAC Regular Meeting Wednesday Jan 11

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday Jan 11 2017 from 8:30 - 10:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be po...

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Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: September 20, 2016

FAC regular meeting Wednesday Nov 16

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday Oct 12 from 8:30 - 10:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be pos...Read on...

FAC Agendas and Minutes Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: September 20, 2016

FAC Regular Meeting Wednesday Oct 12

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday Oct 12 from 8:30 - 10:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be po...Read on...

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

FAC regular meeting Wednesday Sept 7

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Sept 7 from 8:30 - 10:30am in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting:Read on...

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

WSF Public Meetings August 9-11

Washington State Ferries Assistant Secretary Lynne Griffith will travel to the San Juan Islands for three days beginning Tuesday, August 9, to meet with local officials and the public.

At a series of four community meetings on all ferry-served islands,...Click for details...

Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: July 27, 2016

No Regular FAC Meeting in August

There will be no regular FAC meeting in August. The next regular meeting will be Wednesday Sept 7.

FAC and WSF will be hosting public meetings on all four ferry-served islands Aug 9-11, check back for details.

Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: June 11, 2016

FAC regular meeting Wednesday July 13 in Friday Harbor

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting from 8:30 - 10:30am in the Council meeting room at the County offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting.Click here for more details

FAC Agendas and Minutes Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: June 11, 2016

FAC Public Forum Wed. June 15 on Orcas Island

The San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee will be holding a public forum on Wednesday June 15, 4-6pm in the Eastsound Fire hall at 45 Lavender Lane.

The FAC is a volunteer committee appointed by the county council to provide a liaison with Washingt...click for more details...

Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: May 11, 2016

FAC regular meeting Wednesday June 8 on Lopez Island

A regular meeting of the San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee will be held Wednesday June 8, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:30 on Lopez Island, at the Lopez Library at 2225 Fisherman Bay Road, Lopez Island.

The public is welcome to attend, and time will be s...Read on...

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

FAC Public Forum on San Juan Island

The San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee held a public forum on Monday May 23, 4-6pm in the County Council meeting room at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor.

The forum was recorded with the help of county staff, and is available at the address below.
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Posted on: April 20, 2016

FAC Regular Meeting Wednesday May 11 in Friday Harbor

A regular meeting of the San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee will be held Wednesday May 11, 2016 from 8:30 to 10:30 in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second Street, in Friday Harbor.

FAC Agendas and Minutes Ferry Advisory Committee

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Fire Marshal's Office Upgrades Fire Risk To High.

 

At noon on July 24th, 2018 the fire risk in San Juan County will be going from Moderate to HIGH. 

 

Campfires remain legal as do barbeques. A few reminders to keep you and your families and community safe at this time:

 

-...

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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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Posted on: August 15, 2018

JURY DUTY: - AUGUST 20- AUGUST 24, 2018

FOR THE JURY TERM THAT BEGINS ON MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2018 AND ENDS ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018,   ALL JURORS ARE EXCUSED.   TRIALS FOR THAT TIME HAVE BEEN CANCELED.

 

 

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Campfire ban at Shaw County Park; exercise caution in other parks

Effective at noon on July 24, the County Fire Marshal's office has raised the fire precaution level from moderate to high.Due to the specific site issues at Shaw Park that increase the risk of wildfire from campfires, wood burning campfires have been bann...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Opportunities to Provide Input on San Juan County Fairgrounds Master Plan Update

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The San Juan County Parks, Recreation, and Fair Department is updating the Fairgrounds Master Plan and wants to hear from you. The Fairgrounds, which are home to the annual Fair, also host a skate-park, multi-purpose recreational facilities, event spaces,...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

2018 San Juan County Fair Poster is here!

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The San Juan County Fair is excited to announce the collaborative creation of Grace Brown and Kristine Brown of San Juan Island. Their interpretation of the 2018 theme "Rockin' the Salish Sea" was chosen by the Fair Board as the 2018 Poster! Rea...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Plan Ahead for Permitting

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Critical Area and Cultural Resource Assessments, and pre-applications are available at the Department of Community Development (DCD) at no cost to applicants. Having this done prior to making application for a permit saves time in submission and review pr...

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Forms available here . . . Permitting & Inspections

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

San Juan Islands Stewardship Guide

Got Visitors?  The San Juan Stewardship Guide is designed to encourage an increased level of environmental stewardship across the islands by visitors and residents alike.  The goal is to promote and distinguish the islands as a destinati...

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