Sheriff's Log in the San Juan Islands Dec. 25 - Jan. 1, 2020: Body washed ashore, landscaping rearranged, suicide, thefts

Deputies in the San Juan Islands responded to 199 calls from Dec. 25-Jan. 1. 2020 including: San Juan County Sheriff Personnel responded to a report of a deceased person who had washed ashore on Sucia Island. The deceased has yet to be identified and the case is under further investigation. A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of a subject taking a shopping cart and rearranging landscaping. The subject was trespassed from two locations.


Jan. 6: Learn about Hospice in Friday Harbor

Hospice 101 will be presented from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, January 6 at the Mullis Center in Friday Harbor. Kathryn Clary, RN,  a San Juan Island Nurse Case Manager for Hospice of the Northwest, is the guest speaker. She is also a volunteer for San Juan Island Volunteer Hospice. She moved to the island in 1976 and passionate about helping her community learn how to ‘age in place’ and use the resources available. 


Town of Friday Harbor seeking applicants for scholarship fund

The Town is now accepting applications for the AWC Center for Quality Communities Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is available through a statewide competitive process for students who are actively engaged in their city government and/or community and plan to attend post-secondary school in fall 2020. Up to six $1500 scholarships will be awarded. As a member of the Association of Washington Cities (AWC), the Town may nominate one student each year. Two Friday Harbor students have received this scholarship in the past five years.


Island Rec Resolution Run Results

Island Rec's Resolution Run 5K took place January 1, 2020 in Friday Harbor. FIfty-four hardy souls registered, the largest number so far. A few brave participants jumped into the waters for Island Rec's Salish Splash at Jackson's Beach, then warmed up by the bonfire.

Here are the results:

Pictured the first three men across the finish line and the first woman.  Contributed photos

Place Name Time


11 real estate sales of more than $1 million in December 2019 in the San Juan Islands

Real estate transactions in the San Juan Islands in December 2019 included 11 of  more than $1 million.  Nine were on San Juan Island, one on Decatur Island and one on Lopez Island. The following information is gathered from the Real Estate Excise Tax forms submitted to San Juan County's Treasurer's Office. The sale amount is in bold and the dollar amount in parentheses is the assessed value according to the county Assessor's office. 

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