PART 2 OF 2: Lincoln Bormann on How County Land Bank Works with Preservation Trust

PART 2 OF 2: Lincoln Bormann on How County Land Bank Works with Preservation Trust

A CNL2 VIDEO IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE This is part 2 of CNL2’s interview of Lincoln Bormann, conducted on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 by Heather Spaulding, Editor of the Journal of the San Juans, and CNL2’s Jeff Noedel. This CNL2 video is approximately 21-3/4 minutes in duration.

Jane Fuller, Top Elected Official in San Juan County Government, Speaks on Ferries
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Jane Fuller, Top Elected Official in San Juan County Government, Speaks on Ferries

A CNL2 PODCAST IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE CNL2 interviewed Jane Fuller at 1:00 p.m. today. As chair of the County Council, she is the top elected official in San Juan County government. She is also the Council liaison on transportation issues. She was asked whether Washington State Ferry service in the San…

New San Juan County Web Page Intended as One-stop for Ferry Information & Citizen Feedback

New San Juan County Web Page Intended as One-stop for Ferry Information & Citizen Feedback

FOLLOWING IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT BY SAN JUAN COUNTY GOVERNMENT San Juan County is pleased to launch an informational page to help assist residents and visitors navigate the Washington State Ferry System (WSF) by consolidating timely information, links to useful sites, answers to FAQs, and opportunities for feedback into a single, user-friendly location and all geared towards San…

Scam Alert: Recent ‘Spoofing’ Scam Impersonates Sheriff’s Office Employees

Scam Alert: Recent ‘Spoofing’ Scam Impersonates Sheriff’s Office Employees

Thursday, June 27, 2024 FOLLOWING IS A STATEMENT BY SAN JUAN COUNTY SHERIFF ERIC PETER The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public to an ongoing ‘spoofing’ scam in our community. Islanders are getting calls from someone claiming to be the Sheriff’s Office, attempting to scam them out of money. These calls are…

Wildfire Ready Neighbors Program is *STILL* Ready to Help You Make Your Home More Fire-Resilient

Wildfire Ready Neighbors Program is *STILL* Ready to Help You Make Your Home More Fire-Resilient

RE-POSTED Monday, June 24, 2024 With increased wildfires across Washington and British Columbia, including a larger wildfire last week on the Skagit/Snohomish County border near Darrington, we checked with the DNR to make sure San Juan residents can still request home inspections for wildfire risk mitigation on your property. You can. The information in CNL2’s…

Swinomish Indian Tribe Awarded 4.5 Million in District Court in BNSF Trespassing Lawsuit

Swinomish Indian Tribe Awarded $394.5 Million in District Court in BNSF Trespassing Lawsuit

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community has won a $394.5 million trespassing lawsuit against BNSF Railway. In an eighteen-page ruling issued today, District Court Judge Robert S. Lasnik ordered that BNSF disgorge total trespass profits of $394,517,169 to the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. Specifically, the Court ordered that BNSF disgorge net profits of $362,267,169 attributable to…

Big Turnout on Blakely Island Friday Afternoon for New Marine Navigation Sign
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Big Turnout on Blakely Island Friday Afternoon for New Marine Navigation Sign

Friday, June 21, 2024 The Blakely Island Marina sign sits at the head of the channel into their small marina. The community worked together to mill and paint new signs that should last decades, just as the old sign did. On an island where not much changes and everything looks the same, much as it…

54 Passengers Transported with Coordination of Community Water Taxi on Sat., Jun. 15
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54 Passengers Transported with Coordination of Community Water Taxi on Sat., Jun. 15

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 12:25 p.m.by Jeff Noedel Members of the Community Water Taxi (CWT) and the owner-operator of Island Water Taxi, LLC sprang into action on Saturday, June 15th when the inter-island ferry went out of service until 5:45 p.m. The county faced the challenge of needing to move a lot of folks…

San Juan Community Theatre Outperforming Some Peer Theatres – Benefits from Astonishing 28,000 Volunteer Hours per Year
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San Juan Community Theatre Outperforming Some Peer Theatres – Benefits from Astonishing 28,000 Volunteer Hours per Year

Wednesday, June 19, 2024Video Directed by Dave SchnuckelAudio Engineer: Jeremy TylerSummary Written by: Jeff Noedel A CNL2 VIDEO IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE The San Juan Community Theatre is an island gem. Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey, Executive Artistic Director, and Hanna Burke, Marketing Director, discuss the present and future of the theatre. Subjects discussed include:…

2025 Biennial State Legislative Session Just 30 Weeks Away
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2025 Biennial State Legislative Session Just 30 Weeks Away

Saturday, June 15, 2024by Jeff Noedel What does San Juan County need from the Washington State Legislature in the next session? In Washington State government, each legislative session is two years long. The legislature convenes in early- to mid-January each year, but one of the two annual sessions is more consequential than the other. The…

BREAKING: Airplane down near Jones Island (with links to KING5 & FOX13 reports)
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BREAKING: Airplane down near Jones Island (with links to KING5 & FOX13 reports)

UPDATED: 5:35 p.m. At 11:40 a.m. today, a plane crashed off the northeastern shore of Jones Island Marine State Park, which is located west of Deer Harbor on Orcas Island. Jones Island is a 188-acre park for campers, with no residents. FOX13 News in Seattle is reporting that retired Air Force Major General and NASA…