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Two Minnesota men found in apparent murder-suicide on Lopez were part of sexual assault investigation
Two Minnesota men were found dead on a Lopez Island beach last week. In the wake of their murder-suicide, an even darker story has emerged: the couple was allegedly involved in the sexual abuse of a 16-year-old-boy.
Construction of the Orcas Island Public Library Expansion began on July 12. Detailed information regarding the expansion and still photographs are on the library's website. A continuous construction camera feed will also soon be available.
Mary Lydia Ryan and bassist Trent Wagner return to Orcas on Sunday, Sept. 4 to perform at Music on the Green. The show will run from 5-7 p.m. and is free to attend.
A projected 125,000 more passengers took a ferry this summer compared to last year, and 317,000 more than in summer 2014. That trend is expected to continue Labor Day weekend, with an estimated 90,000 travelers per day hopping a ferry for the last holiday of the summer.
A local diver died after experiencing medical complications near Johns Island on Tuesday afternoon.