Colleen Smith

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Wearin’ o’ the Green | St. Patty’s Day parade photos

The spirit of the Irish was strong in Eastsound during the annual…

  • Mar 17th, 2018 12:58pm

Islanders working to create a prevention coalition

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Orcas Island…

  • Mar 14th, 2018 3:37pm

Two possible heroin overdoses in last week

San Juan County Coroner Randy Gaylord is alerting the public about a…

  • Mar 11th, 2018 8:03pm

San Juan man charged with harassment to kill

Jefferey Irving McGriff has been charged with harassment to kill, a class…

  • Mar 3rd, 2018 1:30am

Thanks to Inslee, veto is a major win for the people | Editorial

We have been truly appalled by the actions of our state government…

  • Mar 2nd, 2018 4:50pm

Major need for blood donors

Bloodworks Northwest is asking for your help! Due to the icy conditions,…

  • Mar 1st, 2018 3:38pm

Friday Harbor woman charged with furnishing liquor to a minor and witness tampering

Kathryn Trinity Root has been charged with furnishing liquor to a minor,…

  • Feb 26th, 2018 1:30am

‘Billy Elliot’ takes to the Orcas Center stage

The upcoming production of “Billy Elliot” features Orcas Island’s own young dance…

  • Feb 16th, 2018 12:14pm

Why you should care about the hospital district | Editorial

The future of health care on Orcas Island is unknown. In April…

  • Feb 16th, 2018 1:30am

What does Valentine’s Day mean to you? | Editorial

Valentine’s Day is traditionally thought of as a holiday to celebrate romantic…

  • Feb 9th, 2018 12:34pm

Madden and Megan: the best of friends

Madden Surbaugh and Megan Hancock have made a lifetime of memories in…

  • Feb 9th, 2018 1:30am

Buddhist teacher to lead ‘Transforming Happiness and Suffering’

For years, Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche has been teaching Buddhism around the…

  • Feb 1st, 2018 1:30am

Camp Orkila offering English and Spanish classes for adult learners

Possessing the gift of language can open doors around the world and…

  • Jan 26th, 2018 11:33am

Clases de inglés y español para estudiantes adultos

Poseer el don del lenguaje puede abrir puertas alrededor del mundo y…

  • Jan 23rd, 2018 10:08am

Consider a donation to Camp Orkila | Editorial

Camp Orkila’s 280-acre, waterfront facility is a major part of our community’s…

  • Jan 23rd, 2018 1:30am

The year ahead | A conversation with councilman Rick Hughes

San Juan County Council Councilman Rick Hughes says it’s been a significant…

  • Jan 8th, 2018 10:47am

The good things that happened in 2017 | Editorial

It’s been another rough year. The divisiveness of the 2016 presidential election…

  • Dec 29th, 2017 2:42pm

We can all prevent suicide | Editorial

For those who are left behind after a suicide, the devastating emotions…

  • Dec 22nd, 2017 3:14pm

Every hour, someone dies in a drunk driving crash | Editorial

Drunk driving is the number one cause of death on our roadways.…

  • Dec 20th, 2017 1:30am

Shinola Jewelry to close first of the year

For nearly 40 years, Shinola Jewelry has been the premier spot to…

  • Dec 18th, 2017 10:55am

Material Wit opens in Eastsound

Jeweler Jessie Morrow has opened a showroom for her jewelry line and…

  • Dec 15th, 2017 1:56pm

Hildreth presents first full-length concert

Orcas audiences have watched Stormy Hildreth grown up on stage, and now…

  • Dec 11th, 2017 1:30am

A celebration of the longest night | Sea Stars back for concert

Step into the Sea View Theatre for a visual feast that will touch all your senses.

  • Dec 8th, 2017 1:30am

What we’ve learned from Dickens | Editorial

At the Sounder, we are well aware of the powers of the…

  • Dec 6th, 2017 1:30am

Choose wisely where to spend your money this season | Editorial

All of us at the Sounder, Journal of the San Juans and…

  • Nov 29th, 2017 1:30am

A timeless island classic | ‘A Christmas Carol’ is back

What happens when you let fear and greed instead of love and…

  • Nov 25th, 2017 1:30am

Alleged car theft, wallet theft and business break-in on Orcas

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is following up on three crimes…

  • Nov 17th, 2017 11:17am

What China’s recyclables ban means for us | Editorial

The Sounder has reported on China’s import ban on many recyclables including…

  • Nov 16th, 2017 3:08pm

OICF pledges $250k to April’s Grove housing development | $450,000 in pledges still needed by January

OPAL Community Land Trust’s 45-unit rental project is inching its way closer…

  • Nov 10th, 2017 2:59pm

Bedell and Sutton face off in fire commission race

Ed Sutton is running against incumbent Barbara Bedell for San Juan County…

  • Nov 10th, 2017 11:54am

What you need to know about UW Medicine in the islands | Opinion

While UW Medicine has the potential to be a great benefit to…

  • Nov 6th, 2017 1:57pm

Construction basics course on Orcas this winter

Trades education is coming to Orcas Island. After a successful marine tech…

  • Oct 27th, 2017 3:35pm

Chamber annual meeting coverage; community awards presented

Rosario Resort’s Beach House was filled to the brim with island businesspeople…

  • Oct 27th, 2017 3:12pm

They’re creepy and kooky

Just in time for Halloween, Orcas audiences can enjoy the dark humor…

  • Oct 16th, 2017 12:58pm

Yes to both school measures | Editorial

Following the failure – by just a few votes – of the…

  • Oct 13th, 2017 3:07pm

Interview with director Jean-Marc Vallée

The Orcas Island Film Festival hosted Emmy award-winning director Jean-Marc Vallée at…

  • Oct 9th, 2017 12:34pm

Abuzz about the Orcas Island Film Festival | Editorial

The Orcas Island Film Festival is becoming a pretty big deal. In…

  • Oct 9th, 2017 12:31pm

Be a part of ‘Women in Business’ special | Editorial

Sometimes we are asked why we publish the annual Women in Business…

  • Oct 4th, 2017 3:38pm

The Burned is back | Rock concert at Sea View

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Kurt Baumann has resurrected a…

  • Sep 29th, 2017 11:59am

Hospital district could be on April 2018 ballot

Local health care has been a hot topic after Island Hospital severed…

  • Sep 18th, 2017 12:05pm