Helpful Media Contacts:

There are three main print papers: The San Juan Journal (SJI), The Sounder (Orcas), and the Islands Weekly (Lopez). They are owned by the same company and share resources. Each has a button to push to send a letter to the editor or a press release.

There are also several smaller online publications: the San Juan Islander (very liberal) and the Island Guardian (more moderate), and San Juan Update.

Several sites publish calender events: The San Juan County Council Calendar (many different county boards) Orcas Issues (Orcas) and San Juan Calendar (SJI).

Selected email addresses:
Cali Bagby  (editor of the Journal of the San Juans)
Mandi Johnson (editor of Islands Weekly)
Colleen Armstrong  (editor of the Sounder)
Sharon Kivisto
Tim Dustrude
Jack Cory

Try writing a letter! They get published more readily than you would think.

County Council:

Rick Hughes (Orcas):
Bill Watson (SJI):
Jamie Stephens (Lopez):

Helpful Numbers:

San Juan County Elections Office- 360-378-3357

Sheriff’s Anonymous Tip Line  360-378-4357
Emergencies 911
Sheriff’s Office Non Emergency 360-378-4151

San Juan Island Family Resource Center 360-378-5246
Compass Health 24 Hr Mental Health Crisis Line 1-800-584-3578
Friday Harbor Food Bank 360-378-4640
San Juan Island Prevention Coalition 360-378-9683

Orcas Power and Light Cooperative:
Orcas 376-3500
San Juan 376-3550
Lopez 376-3544
Outage info 376-3599