Colleen Smith

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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

UW Medicine holds town hall meeting about management of OMC

It was standing-room only in Orcas Center for a town hall meeting…

  • Sep 10th, 2017 2:09pm

Nuñez Services offers landscaping, fence building and property maintenance

Juan Nuñez and his wife Mindy Harris have launched Nuñez Services based…

  • Sep 8th, 2017 4:57pm

Hurricane Harvey help | Orcas Animal Shelter to bring back dogs from Texas

Hurricane Harvey ravaged everything in its path, and residents of southeast Texas…

  • Sep 7th, 2017 10:21am

Positive outcome for park and ride funding error | Editorial

Anyone who travels on the ferry has been watching the progress of…

  • Sep 1st, 2017 2:45pm

Vote on custom license plate for San Juan County

Washington residents could soon have the option of buying a custom San…

  • Aug 30th, 2017 4:13pm

Island Market school supplies drive raises $1975

Orcas public school students from kindergarten to high school are receiving a…

  • Aug 29th, 2017 3:10pm

The litter man of Orcas Island | James Bach is cleaning up the streets

James Bach is cleaning up Orcas Island to impress his wife. And…

  • Aug 29th, 2017 1:30am

Booster Club looking for volunteers

The Orcas Island Booster Club is gearing up for another year of…

  • Aug 25th, 2017 1:23pm

Stressful summer for state ferry system

Instead of a rarity, ferry breakdowns are becoming the norm – at…

  • Aug 18th, 2017 1:30am

Ferry saga continues | Editorial

We’re not done talking about our ferry frustration. But let’s start with…

  • Aug 16th, 2017 1:30am

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

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

Child support plays important role | Editorial

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

  • Aug 2nd, 2017 1:30am

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

Cabin and wildland fire extinguished

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

  • Jul 25th, 2017 4:16pm

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

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