Cali Bagby

Cali posted 372 stories to Islands' Sounder.
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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

Expect the unexpected | Reporter’s notebook

The only thing better than seeing bears is talking about seeing bears. Viewing such an animal and living to tell the tale is perhaps a throwback to the days when our ancestors roamed the earth living in true fear of these large predators.

  • Aug 14th, 2014 6:35pm

Escapee from FH work crew is back in custody

An escapee from work crew had the San Juan Islands' police scanners buzzing for several hours yesterday.

  • Aug 13th, 2014 6:59pm

Mountain bike trail for Moran?

When it comes to talking about a possible new mountain bike trail in Moran State Park and about the bigger picture of human impact in wild places, environmental planner Andrew Fielding is the man to talk to, which is why he appeared at a meeting on Orcas.

  • Aug 6th, 2014 11:01pm

Mass says: global warming is real

The good news is that global warming is happening much slower than predicted. The bad news is that we are doing absolutely nothing to stop these inevitable changes.

  • Aug 1st, 2014 8:26pm

Wild Alaska | Slideshow

I wanted to see bears. I am fascinated and terrified by these kings of the forest. As an avid backpacker I have often worried that one would rip through my tent and maul me to shreds. Yet on a recent trip to Alaska I found myself on a mission to not only glimpse a bear, but actually to seek one out.

  • Aug 1st, 2014 4:41pm

Are the sea stars dying?

They are dying – wasting away, drying out and disintegrating into sun-bleached piles of dust. Limbs detach from the body and seem to melt away.

  • Jul 18th, 2014 11:40pm

Orcas Center annual gala celebrates all things French

The last year at the Orcas Center has featured a wide span of theatrics from the lively cabaret of “Enchanted Forest” to the British mystery “39 Steps” to the heart-wrenching yet spectacular “Moulin Rogue” performance.

  • Jul 15th, 2014 10:26pm

Raccoons causing trouble in North Beach area?

Last week, Rene Sturk was horrified as she approached her chicken coop and found one of her birds without a head.

  • Jul 2nd, 2014 4:14pm

Alleged animal abuse ends in euthanasia for dog

Photos have been circulating on Facebook of what appear to be an extremely neglected canine with a look in its eyes of agony and bewilderment.

  • Jul 1st, 2014 4:17pm

Taking physics on the road

Cathy Ellis loves riding her bike and kayaking. Now thanks to three young islanders she can combine two of her passions. Middle Schoolers Tashi Litch, Kajeton Bullock and Henry Miller spent three months building kayak trailers that attach to bicycles.

  • Jun 28th, 2014 12:07am

Conflict at Rep. Larsen’s kickoff

Islanders showed up with signs promoting green energy at a recent campaign kickoff for Representative Rick Larsen of the Second District, who is running for re-election.

  • Jun 17th, 2014 5:28pm

Fish kill tied to algal bloom and influx of eagles

The nearshore waters of East Sound and West Sound had a distinct reddish brown hue last weekend: a massive “bloom” that extended over several square miles.

  • Jun 13th, 2014 9:22pm

All that jazz

For Martin Lund, jazz is not just a genre. It is what Lund says he breathes, lives and drinks. He even named his daughter Jaz.

  • Jun 11th, 2014 9:43pm

Subarea Plan is revealed

After countless hours of work including much community feedback, the Eastsound Subarea Plan Update is now in its final draft form.

  • Jun 11th, 2014 8:46pm

School board welcomes Greg White

Greg White is a knitter, a father, a coach, a surveyor and now a school board member.

  • Jun 9th, 2014 11:36pm

WSF changes ticket policy in response to alleged theft

After numerous complaints about Wave2Go ticket theft, Washington State Ferries has changed its policies. Beginning June 15, ticket holders will no longer be able to use the 18-digit ticket number, but must have their ticket in-hand.

  • Jun 3rd, 2014 7:40pm

Local housing crisis

Randy Davis and his family are on the verge of homelessness. Their circumstances are a matter of supply and demand, rather than a lack of financial resources. Davis said he could easily pay up to $2,000 per month on rent, but there is nothing available in that price range.

  • Jun 3rd, 2014 7:40pm

Ferry scam investigation

Orcas Islander Peter Bohr purchased a five-ride ferry pass this spring and after using it only once, he was surprised when the ferry worker at the Anacortes terminal said he had zero uses left.

  • May 30th, 2014 4:55pm

A story of the barred owl and what its presence means to us

Described as beautiful, aggressive and at once both soft and sharp, barred owls are an object of fascination and concern. Recent national news reports that barred owls are displacing spotted owls have the Sounder wondering just how the species fits into our island ecosystem, and did it force spotted owls from our isles?

  • May 29th, 2014 5:01pm

Library profile Holly King

The Orcas Island Library is hoping to embark on an expansion of its facility. In the next year, there will be public meetings, design work and fundraising. The Sounder is running a series on the library’s staff in the coming months.

  • May 27th, 2014 9:18pm

19th Bite of Orcas

Julie Duke has a unique history with the Bite of Orcas. In 2000, she covered the Bite, which is a fundraiser for Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation as a reporter for the San Juan Journal.

  • May 21st, 2014 8:18pm

Give where you live

One dollar doesn’t amount to much on its own, but when hundreds of people come together with just one dollar bill in their palms, suddenly there is great wealth.

  • May 13th, 2014 7:33pm

Nunez to stay on island for another year

After much community support and letters from Congress to the Secretary of Homeland Security, Benjamin Nunez Marquez has received some positive news.

  • May 9th, 2014 6:17pm

Grief and motherhood

Margi Miles describes the closeness she felt with her two children as unbreakable. When they were younger, she placed her hands over their hands and they made a pact. It was a promise that held them together when the shadows passed overhead.

  • May 8th, 2014 4:49pm

Exploring Mars and the origin of life

The Curiosity Rover has been operating on Mars since August 2012. On Sunday, May 18, 4 p.m., Center Stage at Orcas Center, Chris McKay will discuss efforts to determine the site’s habitability, focusing on searches for organic molecules – in other words “Is there life on Mars?”

  • May 7th, 2014 11:32pm

Ferry evacuated due to a suspicious device

On Thursday, the inter-island ferry was evacuated after ferry workers reported a suspicious device of gas containers with protruding wires.

  • May 2nd, 2014 7:05pm

Farmers’ Market this weekend

Saturdays come alive in May with the smell of freshly brewed coffee, ripe tomatoes, fried oysters and the sight of islanders gathering together to check out local wares.

  • Apr 30th, 2014 4:00pm

Dahl crosses the finish line at the Boston Marathon

On the day of the race, Dennis Dahl wasn’t feeling well, so he was running a bit slower than he intended. He was only behind his mark a few minutes, but it was a few minutes that may have saved his life. Just a half a mile away from the finish line he heard an explosion.

  • Apr 22nd, 2014 9:46pm

Don’t be alarmed by a red tide

The rusty waters of Crescent Beach may have made you want to call out, “red tide.” Before you tell your friends, you should know red waters don’t always make for harmful situations. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, most blooms that create color in the water are beneficial because the tiny plants create food for animals in the ocean and can be the major source of energy that fuels the ocean food web.

  • Apr 22nd, 2014 11:20pm

‘Drift cards’ found washing ashore

Last week Sukima Hampton was walking on a friend’s private beach west of Eastsound when she was horrified to find a pink card with the words “This could be oil” printed on it.

  • Apr 16th, 2014 4:00pm

U.S. Senators write letter to keep Nunez on Orcas for another year

On April 2, a letter was sent to the Secretary of Homeland Security asking for another year-long stay for Marquez, know to his friends as Nunez. The document was signed by Sen. Patty Murray, Sen. Maria Cantwell, Rep. Rick Larsen and Rep. Jim McDermott.

  • Apr 11th, 2014 3:56pm

Sheriff’s office arrests suspect connected to two burglaries

The San Juan County Sheriff's Office has arrested a suspect that is tied to two residential burglaries on Orcas Island.

  • Apr 9th, 2014 9:19pm

Ranker calls treatment of Nunez ‘unAmerican’

Recently, Senator Kevin Ranker spent an afternoon with Ben Nunez Marquez at the Helsell Mill. After being inspired by Nunez's story he flew to Washington D.C. to meet with Senator Patty Murray about the situation.

  • Apr 3rd, 2014 7:07pm

Pacific white-sided dolphin stranded on San Juan

A pacific white-sided dolphin was stranded yesterday afternoon off the visitor's trail at Lime Kiln State Park on San Juan Island.

  • Mar 27th, 2014 6:18pm

Lessons from animals

Dogs are cute and furry, and rushing up to them is a natural response for kids and adults. However, this kind of behavior can bring unfortunate results.

  • Mar 19th, 2014 11:16pm

From Shakespeare to deep space

From Shakespeare to politics to life on Mars, this season of the Crossroads Lecture Series represents a broad spectrum of interests.

  • Mar 18th, 2014 11:04pm