Jeff & Newspaper Editor Heather Spaulding Discuss Land Bank, Chinook, Earth Day, Orcas Fire & Rescue, Bob Ferguson, Diesel Ferry Boats & the CNL2 ‘Walking Stick”

Jeff & Newspaper Editor Heather Spaulding Discuss Land Bank, Chinook, Earth Day, Orcas Fire & Rescue, Bob Ferguson, Diesel Ferry Boats & the CNL2 ‘Walking Stick”

CNL2 VIDEO IS BELOW Heather Spaulding, Editor of the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and Jeff discuss the Land Bank Strategic Plan (beginning to 11:07), a study on the viability of Chinook Salmon (11:08 to 13:37), one of SJI’s Earth Day events (13:38 to 14:24), Orcas Fire & Rescue’s coverage of SJI’s Mullis St….

Statewide drought declared due to low snowpack and dry forecast

Statewide drought declared due to low snowpack and dry forecast

OLYMPIA  – With winter’s snowstorms largely behind us and summer just weeks away, our state’s low snowpack and forecasts for a dry and warm spring and summer have spurred the Department of Ecology to declare a drought emergency for most of Washington. After an exceptionally dry start to the winter, Washington’s snowpack made up some ground in February,…

BREAKING NEWS: Public Hearing Examiner Meeting for OPALCO Bailer Hill Microgrid Postponed

BREAKING NEWS: Public Hearing Examiner Meeting for OPALCO Bailer Hill Microgrid Postponed

San Juan County’s Department of Community Development (DCD) has announced it is postponing the public hearing examiner meeting for OPALCO’s Bailer Hill micro-grid and battery installation project while waiting for all additional information requested of the applicant on March 28, 2024. The future hearing examiner meeting date is to be determined. It had been scheduled…

Democrat Gov. Candidate Ferguson Gives Nod to Calls for Two New Diesel Boats for WSF Fleet

Democrat Gov. Candidate Ferguson Gives Nod to Calls for Two New Diesel Boats for WSF Fleet

UPDATED Monday, April 15, 2024, 9:55 a.m. Bob Ferguson — Washington Attorney General and leading candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for Governor — has recently broken with the position on new diesel boats for Washington State Ferries staked out by incumbent Governor Jay Inslee and many Democrats in the Legislature. During the “supplemental session”…

MUST-SEE INTERVIEW! Sheriff Peter Shares 2023 Stats & Discusses Opportunities for Local Residents to Become Career Deputies & Dispatchers

MUST-SEE INTERVIEW! Sheriff Peter Shares 2023 Stats & Discusses Opportunities for Local Residents to Become Career Deputies & Dispatchers

FOR CNL2 SUBSCRIBERS: TODAY’S VIDEO IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST In an hour-long appearance on CNL2 TV today, San Juan County Sheriff Eric Peter shared a wide range of statistics from 2023. The Sheriff was interviewed by Journal of the San Juan Islands’ Editor Heather Spaulding and CNL2 CEO and host Jeff Noedel….

DRONE SEASON IS HERE! $75 for One Drone Shot (Fees help support CNL2)

DRONE SEASON IS HERE! $75 for One Drone Shot (Fees help support CNL2)

POST: Sunday, April 14, 2024 CNL2 skillfully operates many types of cameras: live studio television cameras, high-end digital SLR cameras, GoPro cameras, and drones. We love drones. “Drone season” is here. From the lush green grasses, blooming flowers, and emerging leaves all through the summer and into the grandeur of fall colors, drone photography is…

Orcas Island Fire & Rescue Covers Mullis St. Firehouse Allowing SJI Firefighters to Attend Awards Banquet

Orcas Island Fire & Rescue Covers Mullis St. Firehouse Allowing SJI Firefighters to Attend Awards Banquet

At 4:30 p.m. yesterday, four first responders with Orcas Island Fire & Rescue traveled on the Department’s Engine #25, which was driven onto the M/V Tillikum bound for Friday Harbor. In Friday Harbor, the pumper was driven straight to the firehouse at 1011 Mullis St., where the Orcas volunteer staff went on duty, allowing San…

Coming Soon!  Episode #2 of CNL2’s Mr. Fix-it with Robert Hoole

Coming Soon! Episode #2 of CNL2’s Mr. Fix-it with Robert Hoole

Shooting is nearly complete, and post-production starts soon for Episode #2 of Mr. Fix It with San Juan Island’s own Robert Hoole. Robert is one of the newest employees of Friday Harbor’s Ace Hardware. This is a production of CNL2. In Episode #2, Mr. Fix-it teaches us how to fix a broken bathroom sink stopper….

Sea Level Rise on Lopez Island to be Discussed Thu., Apr. 25

Sea Level Rise on Lopez Island to be Discussed Thu., Apr. 25

San Juan County’s Public Works and Environmental Stewardship Departments are inviting MacKaye Harbor area property owners and Lopez Island community members to a meeting about sea level rise adaptation and infrastructure resiliency work.  This meeting will interest all residents with a stake in coastal erosion adaptation projects, especially those with property in the MacKaye Harbor…

Swinomish Casino and Restaurants Temporarily Closed-down by ‘Cybersecurity Incident’ – Lodge Not Taking New Reservations

Swinomish Casino and Restaurants Temporarily Closed-down by ‘Cybersecurity Incident’ – Lodge Not Taking New Reservations

In a statement posted on their website, Swinomish Casino and Lodge at 12885 Casino Dr. in Anacortes has posted the following message on their home page: “Swinomish Casino & Lodge is temporarily closed while we investigate a cybersecurity incident that has affected our operations. Please click below for more information.” All but the property’s gas…

VIDEO: DNR’s Vessel Turn-in Program Disposing of 14 Boats Here

VIDEO: DNR’s Vessel Turn-in Program Disposing of 14 Boats Here

CNL2 VIDEO POSTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE It’s the biggest Vessel Turn-in Event in Washington this season. By now, most of 14 derelict or abandoned power boats and sailboats have been “deconstructed” at Jensen’s Shipyard in a program run by the State’s Department of Natural Resources. It was a team effort, involving no…

Nancy Spaulding: Co-founder of Studio Tour & Talented Pastel Artist
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Nancy Spaulding: Co-founder of Studio Tour & Talented Pastel Artist

Nancy Spaulding is a quiet leader — a pillar — of the art community of San Juan Island. She carried the idea of the Studio Tour here from a visit to Bellingham 30 years ago. She is a source of inspiration and wisdom for her fellow artists here.  A pastel drawn by her was honored…

San Juan County Health Officer Announces Departure After More Than 30 Years of Service

San Juan County Health Officer Announces Departure After More Than 30 Years of Service

Following is a public statement released by San Juan County, WA Government. Dr. Frank James, Health Officer of San Juan County, announced his resignation after 31 years of service to San Juan County at the March Board of Health meeting. Not only has Dr. James served as the County Health Officer, but he is also a…