Sheriff's Log in the San Juan Islands January 15-21: Lost elderly woman found, death threats, unlawful recording, loose animals....

Deputies in the San Juan Islands responded to 149 calls from Jan. 15-21, 2020 including: Lopez Island deputies arrested a man for making death threats. He was transported to Friday Harbor and booked into jail. A Deputy on San Juan Island took a report of a possible robbery. A Lopez Island deputy was called to investigate a complaint of an unlawful recording of a private conversation. 

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13,235 ballots mailed Jan. 21 for Feb. 11 election in the San Juan Islands

The 18-day period for the February 11, 2020 Special Election begins January 24. A total of 13,235 ballots have been mailed to San Juan County voters. Two local measures are on the ballot. The first, asking for funding for new communication equipment for law enforcement, fire departments and emergency medical services will be voted on county-wide.

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Case of 2019 novel coronavirus confirmed in Washington state resident

OLYMPIA – Today, January 21, 2020  the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a case of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a Snohomish County resident. While the risk to the general public is low, DOH is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Snohomish Health District to identify and contact all those who may have come in contact with the infected traveler. These individuals will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms.

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$215 million proposed for clean water projects across the state; Chance to weigh in on what will be funded

 

Ecology is proposing to award $215 million in grants and loans for 89 high-priority clean water projects across the state. Our Water Quality Combined Funding Program supports local communities by helping them upgrade wastewater treatment systems and sewer systems, manage polluted stormwater, and complete a variety of other projects to prevent and cleanup more diffuse sources of pollution also known as nonpoint pollution. More than $172 million of the funding is for projects that will help support Puget Sound recovery by improving water quality and creating a healthier habitat for the endangered Southern Resident Orca, salmon, and their food web.

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Feb. 10-19: Wilderness First Responder Training on Orcas Island

San Juan Island EMS is offering Wilderness First Responder Training (WFR) from February 10 to 19, 2020 at Camp Orkila on Orcas Island. This training is the perfect course for anyone working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal backcountry trips or expeditions. It is also invaluable training for any first responders.

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Feb. 18-21: Island Rec's LEGO Camp in Friday Harbor

Island Rec is offering a LEGO Camp during Mid-Winter Break February 18-21 in Friday Harbor.  The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi. Explore engineering principles as we construct the Ewok Village on Endor, fly through space on our X-Wings, and defend the Echo Base on Hoth. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire.

An instructor from Seattle’s Play-Well TEKnologies will be here to organize this one-of-a-kind camp.

Participants ages 5-7 will partake in Jedi Engineering with Lego Materials camp that runs from 9 am to 12 noon

Participants ages 7-12 will be taking the Jedi Master Engineering with LEGO from 1 to 4 p.m. 

Both camps will be held in the Friday Harbor High School STEM Building, February 18-21, 2020.

Register by February 6 for $138. The cost is $148 for registration after Feb. 6. 

For more information or registration, call 360-378-4953, visit www.islandrec.org, or stop by our office at 580 Guard Street from  11 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

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Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands Jan. 8-14: Stolen package, cyber stalking, lots of traffic stops...

Deputies in the San Juan Islands responded to 165 calls from Jan. 8-14, 2020 including: A San Juan Island deputy responded to a report of a child left unattended in a running vehicle. A Lopez Island deputy took a report of a package theft from a mailbox along the road. An Orcas Island deputy took a report of cyber stalking and harassment regarding on ongoing case.

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