Cali Bagby

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Orcas Currents lecture series tackles climate change, seeds and the sea floor

Orcas Currents started with a truly cosmic bang last year with an astronaut discussing possible asteroid collisions with Earth.

  • Mar 13th, 2015 8:36pm

Orcas Road project reaches the preliminary design phase

Safety, biking and preserving the rural nature of the island were all issues discussed at the San Juan County Public Work’s recent open house at the fire station on March 3.

  • Mar 11th, 2015 4:14pm

Exploring the magic of Indian Island

Cloaked in sea water and fog for the majority of the year, Indian Island is an intriguing place. Its enigmatic presence is part of the reason it gets a spotlight at the annual Tides of March. The small island is also an important area to study marine science.

  • Mar 6th, 2015 5:25pm

Sheriff responds to Sounder crime survey

San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs said he was not surprised to find that 59 percent of 240 participants in a recent poll said drug activity was their main worry when it comes to crime in island communities.

  • Feb 26th, 2015 5:30pm

The reality of a tsunami

Big tsunamis come every 300 to 600 years, and the last one for the west coast was 315 years ago, which means a disaster could be headed our way.

  • Feb 24th, 2015 11:54pm

SeaDoc scientists rescue Steller sea lion

Rescuing a wild animal is no easy feat. Rescuing a 1,400-pound sea mammal is an entirely different feat.

  • Feb 18th, 2015 5:28pm

The new face of Orcas Senior Center

For Jami Mitchell, finding a job that enables her to give back to the community is crucial. So when the position for the manager of Orcas Senior Center came up, Mitchell jumped at the opportunity.

  • Feb 12th, 2015 5:27pm

Susan Osborn in concert this Valentine’s Day

Susan Osborn loves singing for people, and she loves collaborating with musicians. So when her long-time Japanese friend Kentaro Kihara informed her he was on a tour in the U.S. and could be on island around Valentine's Day, Osborn jumped at the chance for the duo to perform a concert celebrating love.

  • Feb 12th, 2015 8:00pm

Learning life lessons through love

Regina and Katie were friends for several years before sparks flew one night under the stars on Orcas Island.

  • Feb 6th, 2015 7:50pm

The little stake that could

The survey stake was a casualty of a typhoon that occurred in the south of Japan, six months prior to the tsunami that ravaged the country.

  • Feb 3rd, 2015 7:51pm

Joe Reigel wins the spelling bee

Nineteen hopeful spellers took to the stage at the Orcas Christian School on Jan. 28 to take their chances at a plethora of words. Orcas Island Public School, OASIS and Orcas Christian School all participated in the bee.

  • Jan 28th, 2015 10:48pm

Colton Harris-Moore documentary to be screened on Orcas

Why would a teenager steal a plane and fly it without any training? Why would a young man break into strangers’ homes, steal from small businesses and live in the woods for long stretches of time? Why would he become a symbol of rising up against authority, why would he be called a folk hero by some and a criminal by others?

  • Jan 7th, 2015 5:41pm

Navy meets on Lopez about Growlers

“Honk if you like quiet skies” was written in bright letters and posted outside of the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts where the Navy held its first ever scoping meeting on Lopez on Dec. 3. Just a few feet down the road, dressed in down jackets Stanley and Kip Greenthal passed out blue papers labeled “Growler EIS Scoping Meeting.”

  • Dec 11th, 2014 5:39pm

ORS looks at buying property for Exchange

This is the question posed to Orcas Recycling Services Director Pete Moe on a daily basis.

  • Dec 2nd, 2014 12:12am

Five steps to help you find happiness this season

Being happy isn’t a mood that is 100 percent achievable 24 hours a day. I like to think of happiness as something that comes and goes.

  • Nov 26th, 2014 5:04pm

Undersheriff looks back on island years

On Monday, Undersheriff Bruce Distler will get on a ferry with his wife Bonni, their car and trailer and say farewell to the island he has called home for the last eight and a half years.

  • Nov 21st, 2014 10:40pm

Not forgotten: seniors struggle in winter

For seniors facing the winter months, Marla Johns said there are three concerns: depression, isolation and an increase of falls.

  • Nov 20th, 2014 5:19pm

Reach out to a veteran before it’s too late | Editorial

I met Sgt. Gil Frazier during the war in Afghanistan. I was an embedded journalist and he was a Marine. One of the reasons I am alive today is probably, in part, thanks to him.

  • Nov 11th, 2014 5:54pm

Veterans honored at Orcas Island School

At the Orcas Island Elementary Veteran Appreciation Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 7 veterans were honored for their service.

  • Nov 7th, 2014 8:49pm

Honoring veterans

Last year, just a few weeks after stepping into her role as elementary principal, Kathy Page organized an assembly to honor veterans in the community.

  • Nov 6th, 2014 5:09pm

OPALCO lineman goes to Haiti

Lopezian Brian Swanson has always wanted his daughters to be compassionate and caring. “We’ve always encouraged them to find their role in society and how they can contribute within our community,” said Swanson.

  • Nov 4th, 2014 5:17pm

Ghosts on island?

Robin Jacobson loves local history, whether she is helping people find their ancestors’ graves or digging up island ghost stories.

  • Oct 26th, 2014 3:31am

Water district policy prompts criticism

Paul Kamin, general manager of the Eastsound Water Users Association, sent a letter to EWUA members on Sept. 18. The document outlined the Guest House Upgrade Initiative, which requires members who have a second living space on their property to upgrade their memberships to reflect two buildings.

  • Oct 22nd, 2014 7:03pm

Fight of a lifetime

Tom and Karen Ritter have been married for 51 years. They have raised four daughters, moved across the country and faced countless obstacles along the way.

  • Oct 17th, 2014 11:21pm

Larsen tackles jet noise

She was gardening when they came. She said she could see their faces. She said it was as if she could reach up and touch the body of the jet. She said it was so loud she was knocked to the ground.

  • Oct 14th, 2014 3:54pm

Hopeful but cautious about WSF reservations | Editorial

How many times do you drive down Orcas Road wondering what will happen when you make that left turn into the ferry terminal lanes? How many times has your heart plummeted on a Friday afternoon as you see that all six lanes are full?

  • Oct 7th, 2014 4:41pm

Ferry reservations – cause for concern?

Travel may get easier or be more of a hassle depending on whom you talk to when ferry reservations become a reality this December. While some islanders are all in favor of a guaranteed travel option, other islanders have gone as far as creating a petition against the new program.

  • Oct 7th, 2014 3:00pm

Is Madrona Point open to public?

The trespassing sign at Madrona Point was illegally removed in an act of vandalism in April. Now islanders who head that way will see there is still no sign. Is Madrona Point open or not?

  • Sep 29th, 2014 8:14pm

Foster Hildreth leading OPALCO

For eight years, Foster Hildreth has been preparing for his new role as general manager of OPALCO. Now as he officially takes the helm he looks to the community to help him with the future.

  • Sep 26th, 2014 7:56pm

Staying connected | Editorial

As an avid hiker, I often find myself alone in the woods. I find it peaceful among the trees where I am soothed by the smell of pine and fir.

  • Sep 23rd, 2014 8:43pm

Traveling through grief

You are not crazy, it just means you are a human being. Everything you are experiencing is normal.

  • Sep 23rd, 2014 5:25pm

What stormwater projects are important to you?

Stormwater became a focal point for many islanders after the intense flooding at the Templin Center last September after two inches of rain fell in just one hour. The surge of pooled water happened to coincide with the county’s attempt to update their stormwater plan for the county.

  • Sep 22nd, 2014 6:53pm

Luggage thrown off ferry after bomb scare

On Sept. 11, two Lopez men threw over five pieces of luggage into the Salish Sea after incorrectly assuming that the bags contained bombs.

  • Sep 19th, 2014 11:03pm

Human remains found at Moran shrouded in mystery

A fisherman found decomposed human remains with a wallet in a collapsed tent located off-trail in a secluded area of Moran State Park near the bridge over the Cascade Lake lagoon on Sept. 6.

  • Sep 19th, 2014 9:24pm

Meeting of the minds

That is according to Dr. Melody Rose, President of Marylhurst University and former Chancellor of the Oregon University System, who will present “Leader of the Free World? The Future of American Women in Politics” on Saturday, Oct. 18, 4 p.m. at Orcas Center as part of the Orcas Crossroads Lecture Series.

  • Sep 19th, 2014 4:38pm

Diverse topics covered at council meeting on Orcas

The future of the Exchange, an update on the library's renovations and a new parking space at the Orcas ferry landing were all up for discussion at the county council meeting at the Eastsound Fire Station on Sept. 9.

  • Sep 11th, 2014 12:26am

School construction is well underway

The school bell will be accompanied by the grinding of heavy machinery this school year as students head to the classroom.

  • Sep 10th, 2014 9:01pm

Profile of library volunteer Skybear Aguilar

Libraries are constantly changing. Where once books were the main event now you have computers and DVDs taking up the majority of space.

  • Sep 5th, 2014 4:15pm

Get your golf game on

“It’s about honor and tradition,” said the Orcas Golf Club employee. “And as far as the tournament goes, you have an opportunity to help the community.” The tournament he is referring to is none other than the annual Orcas Center Golf Classic, which raises funds for artistic endeavors at the center.

  • Aug 27th, 2014 9:53pm

Madrona Point sign is missing from property

The sign at Madrona Point, stating the area is closed by authority of the Lummi Nation until further notice, has recently disappeared.

  • Aug 19th, 2014 3:50pm