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Island tradition | San Juan County Fair

Slap on your sunscreen and work up a big appetite: the San…

  • Aug 14th, 2017 1:30am

A world of possibilities | Orcas Library Fair on the way

Books, sun and food. What more do you need? The Friends of…

  • Aug 8th, 2017 1:30am

Child support plays important role | Editorial

I had a deadbeat dad. For those not familiar with the term,…

  • Aug 2nd, 2017 1:30am

Mary Blevins pleads guilty to theft in the first degree for embezzlement

Mary Kasperson Blevins, 69, of Friday Harbor, pleaded guilty to theft in…

  • Aug 4th, 2017 3:52pm

Life is short; eat tacos | New Mexican restaurant opens

Everyone is all smiles at the Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Eastsound. For…

  • Jul 31st, 2017 3:21pm

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is back for 20th year of out-of-this-world music

I‌t began with a handful of musicians and just a few concerts.…

  • Jul 25th, 2017 1:30am

Cabin and wildland fire extinguished

A major fire on Minnow Creek near Pinneo Road is now extinguished.…

  • Jul 25th, 2017 4:16pm

Ferry wake-up call | Editorial

The San Juan Islands have been at the center of a transportation…

  • Jul 24th, 2017 12:22pm

Friday Harbor man found deceased

On Thursday, July 20, Jonathan Tapia-Rojas, who was in his mid-20s, was…

  • Jul 24th, 2017 10:11am

Put down the phone | Editorial

Unless you don’t own a cell phone or have incredible willpower, you’ve…

  • Jul 19th, 2017 1:30am

Put down your phone | Editorial

Unless you don’t own a cell phone or have incredible willpower, you’ve…

  • Jul 17th, 2017 1:30am

Sean Hayes: rhythm and blues and folk at Orcas Center

Sean Hayes has a distinct voice: a little rough around the edges…

  • Jul 16th, 2017 1:30am

Kids perform circus flash mob in Eastsound

Island kids enjoyed a week of Creativity Camp with Jamie Mulligan-Smith and…

  • Jul 14th, 2017 2:59pm

A journey of two | Certified midwife comes to Orcas

As a kid, Tamary Baz had posters of pregnant women on her…

  • Jul 10th, 2017 9:41am

Back in the electronics game

Ever since Kyle Koepcke closed his electronics store in 2012, islanders have…

  • Jul 4th, 2017 1:30am

When perseverance pays off | Editorial

Determination. Dedication. Diligence. Karl Kruger embodies these words – and many more…

  • Jun 29th, 2017 6:11pm

Jesse Boleyn presents summer concert series

Inspired by a love for the island and a belief in the…

  • Jul 1st, 2017 8:55am

‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ review | Photos

If your cell phone keeps ringing after you’ve died, does your spirit…

  • Jun 26th, 2017 12:13pm

A father’s love: Shawn and Katiyanna McGarry

In a family of females – from the humans to the dogs…

  • Jun 18th, 2017 1:30am

Matthew Laslo to perform summer shows

Last summer, 16-year-old magician Matthew Laslo made his network television debut on…

  • Jun 18th, 2017 1:30am

Class of 2017 graduates | Photos

A diverse class of scholars, athletes, artists, debaters and multi-linguists graduated from…

  • Jun 17th, 2017 4:45pm

Orcas Library’s 5,000-square-foot expansion is complete

Less than a year after the ground-breaking ceremony, the Orcas Island Library…

  • Jun 16th, 2017 11:54am

OASIS graduates eight students

There were tears and a lot of laughter at the OASIS graduation.…

  • Jun 10th, 2017 3:54pm

UPDATE: Black bear on Orcas has been eluding authorities since mid-May | Sheriff planning to set trap

The black bear that arrived on Orcas over Memorial Day weekend has…

  • Jun 2nd, 2017 10:08am

Camp Orkila: bringing joy to the lives of kids

Within the Orcas community, there is a multi-layered operation that bustles quietly…

  • May 25th, 2017 5:08pm

Voices of the past, present and future: new exhibit at historical museum

A new exhibit at the Orcas Island Historical Museum showcases first-person stories…

  • May 20th, 2017 1:30am

Tiny house movement comes to Orcas High School: Students build a house on wheels

Small homes are popping up all over the country, and a group…

  • May 17th, 2017 1:30am

What we’ve learned from our mothers | Editorial

In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked our readers what they have…

  • May 10th, 2017 1:30am

Fostering an appreciation for movement | Stephanie Moss leading dance exploratories

Stephanie Moss connects with kids through the universal language of dance. The…

  • May 5th, 2017 3:41pm

Part 2: Rock of Orcas | Singers, dancers

Don’t stop believing in jukebox heroes. The creative duo of Grace McCune…

  • May 2nd, 2017 10:05am

David Wallace convicted of child rape

Warning: The following story contains graphic details about sexual assault. Lopez Island…

  • May 3rd, 2017 10:05am

Charles Greenwalt charged with second degree rape

The following story contains graphic details. Charles Eugene Greenwalt of Happy Camp,…

  • May 4th, 2017 12:50pm

Orcas student organizes ‘Bowls for the Arts’

There aren’t many opportunities to eat a delicious meal and then go…

  • Apr 26th, 2017 1:30am

Early learning is part of a healthy community | Editorial

You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone in the educational field who…

  • Apr 19th, 2017 1:30am

Celebrating early learning for island kids

County Council Chairman Rick Hughes believes that investing in early learning benefits…

  • Apr 14th, 2017 3:13pm

Introducing Ella Weaver

As part of her sixth-grade class intern program, Ella Weaver has been…

  • Apr 14th, 2017 4:57pm

What to do if you get head lice

What to do if you get head lice

  • Apr 10th, 2017 12:11pm

Why kids need the arts | Editorial

Thanks to dedicated instructors and independent funding, Orcas Island students have been…

  • Apr 4th, 2017 1:30am

Orcas High School presents ‘The Tempest’

“O, brave new world that has such people in’t!” On April 7-8…

  • Apr 3rd, 2017 11:08am

Look at the whole picture of housing | Editorial

San Juan County has the least affordable housing in the entire state…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017 1:30am