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First element of Rosario Resort sale closes this week

April 12, 2024
Toby Cooper

Rosario sale: Orcas resident and Empower Investing founder “sensitive to the culture of the islands.”

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Reliable ferry service, tourism and the question of balance

March 27, 2024
Toby Cooper

The San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau’s “Getting here is half the fun” campaign aims to counter a negative perception of ferry service.

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Managing tourism at core of destination plan controversy

October 29, 2023
Nancy DeVaux

Undocumented claims, local rants and raves are rolling in as the comment deadline nears for San Juan County’s Draft Destination Management Plan.

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Thanks for the memories, 2022; what’s next, 2023?

December 29, 2022
Editorial Staff

We lived, we learned; now it’s time to get ready for what may be ahead in 2023, after a look back at what happened this year.

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By the numbers: wealth gap grows in the San Juan Islands

December 16, 2022
Kathryn Wheeler

A shortage of affordable housing, increasing affluence and tourism, and loss of island culture top lists of negative trends reported in the San Juan Islands.

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San Juan Islands National Monument: where’s the plan?

September 9, 2022
Nancy DeVaux

“Beyond slow” delays in developing a management plan for the San Juan Islands National Monument may resolve soon.

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San Juans adopt island-by-island vacation rental cap

May 18, 2022
Nancy DeVaux

How much tourism is too much? San Juan County sets a cap on vacation rental permits.

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photo: Amy Nelson © 2020

Virus versus visitors: San Juan residents weigh health risks of tourism amid pandemic

March 26, 2020
Hayley Day

In the San Juan Islands, locals bank on a bustling tourism economy to generate business and provide wages, particularly during the sunny summer months. But with a growing pandemic, islanders, like others in small vacation destinations, are realizing fewer visitors might mean healthier locals.

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