Gaylord running for 7th term as county Prosecutor

Gaylord is proud of the work he's done and the team he's assembled at the San Juan County Prosecutor's office. He oversees four attorneys and 5.5 FTE staff.

One of his accomplishments relates to the Barefoot Bandit case. When discussing restitution he realized that with expensive aircraft involved that might use up the amount of restitution available, some victims would be left without any compensation. He mentioned his concern to other attorneys involved. A federal attorney arranged to have the restitution done through federal laws instead of state law. Uninsured victims are reimbursed ahead of those who are insured. Gaylord worked with state lawmakers to see that Washington State law was changed to work that same way. Prioritizing crime victims just went into effect in June 2018.

Friday Harbor conquers Concrete in homecoming contest

Friday Harbor's football team conquered Concrete 40-27 in a fog-shrouded 2018 contest Friday, October 19. With the home victory over Concrete, the Wolverines snared a first-place tie with the Lions. Both squads are 2-1 in Northwest 2B/1B League play.

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Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands Oct 10-17: ferry fight, trespassers, speeders

Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 191 calls between October 10-16 including: A Lopez Island Deputy received an assault complaint. The reporting person stated another person punched him while he was on the ferry. The incident reportedly occurred after a disagreement between the two over an alleged prior business arrangement. The investigation continues. A loaded dump truck was spilling part of its load of gravel coming off the ferry on Lopez Island creating a traffic and safety hazard. The operator returned with a sweeper and cleaned up mess.