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March 31, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Officials warn of possible measles exposure in San Juan County

A San Juan Island adult has been diagnosed with measles and may have exposed others to the virus at three San Juan County sites, according to the Washington State Department of Health. Others at the following sites may have been exposed: Cask and Schooner: March 21 from 3:45 p.m. to midnight, March 22 from 3:45 p.m. to…


Comments | More in Health | Topics: measles, San Juan County

November 9, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Landline phone service restored on San Juans, but cell and Internet service still spotty

Landline phone service has been restored between San Juan County islands and the mainland, but cell service — including calls to 911 emergency dispatch — remains spotty, and access to secure Internet lines is limited, according to San Juan County officials. The San Juan County Department of Emergency Management is asking residents to report phone-related problems online at Residents…


Comments | Topics: Lopez Island, Orcas Island, San Juan County

November 8, 2013 at 4:23 PM

San Juan County declares phone outage a state of emergency

After four days with hardly any cellphone or landline service, the San Juan County Council declared the outage a state of emergency Friday afternoon. “People have been coping with the inconveniences, but it is affecting essential services,” said council member Rick Hughes, according to a county news release. The “catastrophic failure” of an underwater CenturyLink fiber-optic cable…


Comments | Topics: outage, San Juan County, San Juan Islands

July 10, 2013 at 12:18 PM

UPDATE: Yacht fire finally out at San Juan Island marina

UPDATE 5:48 p.m. | After burning for hours and sending up thick black smoke, firefighters were able to put out the flames, The Associated Press reports. The yacht was heavily damaged, but other vessels near by were not. A Washington state Ecology Department spokesman said the marina deployed an oil spill containment boom as a precaution…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Roche Harbor, San Juan County, yacht fire

April 23, 2012 at 8:27 AM

San Juan Co. women targets of obscene phone calls

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a recent rash of obscene phone calls, according to Six people on San Juan and Orcas islands have reported receiving sexually explicit telephone calls in the middle of the night. The male caller addresses the female victims by name, according to the web site. The victims’ caller…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: obscene phone calls, Orcas Island, San Juan County