Move to Phase 3 will be decided county by county; June 13 earliest date San Juan County would be eligible

The current Stay Home, Stay Healthy order ends at midnight Sunday, May 31. Gov. Jay Inslee has unveiled the expansion of Safe Start — Washington’s Phased Reopening plan. The expansion moves Washington through the phased reopening on a county-by-county basis. With this new approach, counties will have more flexibility to demonstrate they can safely allow additional economic activity based on targeted metrics.

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Residential and commercial burning closes May 31 in San Juan County

All burn permits for commercial or residential burns expire at dusk on Sunday, May 31, 2020 in the San Juan Islands.  Still allowed are: campfires (burning firewood or charcoal) in contained campfire bowls, stoves or rings  in sizes up to 3 foot in diameter.

Please check burning rules frequently for burn risk notifications and burn ban status as the summer months have hotter drier conditions.

Stay safe out there.

Land Bank and OPALCO collaborate on Turtleback Powerline Improvements: Tailgater Session June 10 – Come Chat

OPALCO will soon be undertaking a a project on Turtleback Mountain to remove Douglas fir along the powerline corridor and replace power poles. This project, in collaboration with the San Juan County Land Bank, will serve two purposes: securing the safety and reliability of the power supply to Deer Harbor, Spring Point and Massacre Bay areas; and supporting the health of the traditional Garry Oak habitat.

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