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Guest Column by Kyle Loring: Vote to kee…

Is EMS really in such bad shape? No, but you wouldn’t know that from a few recent, misleading letters to the editor. So as someone who regularly attends SJC Pub Hospital...

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Guest Column by Joseph Bettis: The Day K…

Dr. King was murdered on April 4, 1968, on the balcony of room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. During those years of tragedy and struggle I lived...

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Guest Column by Dr. Fishaut: Vote enthus…

The COVID pandemic has forced many aspects of daily life in rural communities such as ours into crisis mode. Exacerbating this state of affairs have been various local issues that...

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Ferries

Friday, Jan. 21: WSF operating on regular winter schedule

Washington State Ferries will be operating on the regular winter schedule for Friday,  January 21 for the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route. Regular winter schedule  Alternate winter schedule

WSF: For second year in a row, vehicles outnumber passengers on ferries…

SEATTLE – Annual ridership aboard Washington State Ferries rebounded from 2020 pandemic numbers by almost 3.3 million customers in 2021 to nearly 17.3 million. The arrival of COVID-19 vaccines and a boost in tourism are the...

Jan. 14: San Juans/Anacortes ferry route on 3-boat alternate schedule

WSF BULLETIN: For Friday, January 14, the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route will operate on the 3-boat Anacortes/San Juan Islands Alternate Schedule . The inter-island route is still in service.

January 4: Four ferries and working restrooms on the San Juan Islands…

January 4, 2022, ferry service in the San Juan Islands route will be on its regular 4-boat weekday schedule and the ferries have working restrooms. The schedules are posted https://wsdot.com/Ferries/Schedule/scheduledetailbyroute.aspx?route=ana-sj   It is a bit confusing because the...

Sunday, Jan. 2: San Juans/Anacortes down to 2 boats; no interisland …

Washington State Ferries Alert: On Sunday, January 2, the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route will operate - as it has since Christmas - on its alternate schedule with two boats instead of four, due to a lack...

Lopez ferry terminal damaged but still useable

A hard landing by the Yakima at Lopez Island Ferry Terminal before Christmas apparently damaged a "floating dolphin" and a wingwall according to Washington State Ferries. The heavy winds in the recent storms most likely contributed...

People

How to donate to Wolf Hollow in honor of Betty White

In honor of the late Betty White’s 100th birthday on January 17, people are encouraged to...READ MORE

Moalli, Soltman,Wilson named to San Juan Island Community Foundation Board

San Juan Island Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. John Moalli, Michael Soltman and...READ MORE

GoFundMe started to help Melody Rice

Friends of Mel and Dana Rice sent in information on ways to help the couple. Please support...READ MORE

Friday Harbor Dentist Dr. Wakeman is retiring

Dr. Stan Wakeman is retiring. His dental office will close on January 28, 2022. He wrote...READ MORE

Sarah Crosby steps down as SJCHT President after 7 Years

The mood at the San Juan Community Home Trust is bittersweet as we announce that as...READ MORE

San Juan Islands Museum of Art celebrates 10th Artists’ Registry Show

Volunteers at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) have been busy over the last...READ MORE

It took a village to raise a boat and Dena's spirits

Sunday night, Dena Royal's moored houseboat sank during a storm. Monday, generous islanders and friends donated...READ MORE

Updated: Several ways to help Dena Royal who lost her home Sunday when her boat sank

Dena Royal of Friday Harbor lost her home and all of her possessions Sunday, December 26...READ MORE

Friday Harbor APS 2021 Volunteer(s) of the Year: Renee & Brittany Kohne

Renee Koehne and her daughter, Brittany Koehne are the 2021 Volunteers of the Year of The...READ MORE

Mullis Center / San Juan District Update

The newly elected San Juan District Committee (DBA, Mullis Center) has named its Executive Committee as...READ MORE

Turkey Trot runs up $1K donation to Friday Harbor Food Bank

Despite a rainy and blustery forecast, a record number of hearty individuals and families showed up...READ MORE

SJICF Kicks Off Annual Community Giving Campaign with $25k Match

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou As we pause in...READ MORE

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