Thanks for the memories, 2022; what’s next, 2023?
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.
By the numbers: wealth gap grows in the San Juan Islands
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.
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.
San Juans adopt island-by-island vacation rental cap
How much tourism is too much? San Juan County sets a cap on vacation rental permits.
Virus versus visitors: San Juan residents weigh health risks of tourism amid pandemic
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.