Zylstra Lake trail project removed from county plans
County council removes controversial trail from San Juan County transportation plan; options are pending.
Multimodal trail in San Juan Valley opposed by farmers
San Juan County’s six-year Transportation Improvement Plan hearing to be continued, with proposed Zylstra Lake trail in the balance.
Vote Yes for Our Library
Commentary: With the current San Juan Island Library building bursting at the seams, some islanders are urging votes in favor of a bond to pay for an upgrade.
San Juan Islands National Monument: where’s the plan?
“Beyond slow” delays in developing a management plan for the San Juan Islands National Monument may resolve soon.
Growth in local cannabis business amplifies challenges as well as revenues
Cannabis industries in Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan counties have experienced a large increase in both revenue for retailers and excise tax proceeds for governments over the past two years. But sales growth means competition for supplies and workspace, and smaller, more locally based businesses are struggling to keep a foothold among the bigger players.
Necessary travel: ferries’ winter schedule in summer brings travel delays for locals, visitors in San Juans
Currently, several COVID-shutdown related factors require WSF to continue running on a limited schedule even as summer travel increases, creating travel delays and raising as-yet unanswerable questions about when things may change.
Community Voices / Life in the time of COVID-19
We asked Salish Current readers and writers to share their stories about how the COVID-19 virus is affecting them in this time of the evolving “new normal” — virtual coffees and happy hours, worries about the vitality of the arts and cultural sphere, isolation and social-distancing rules, and more.