Colleen Smith

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Nigretto to hold Italian dinner fundraiser for Susan G. Komen walk

Orcas Islander Mandy Nigretto is participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-day breast cancer walk in Seattle from Sept. 16 to 18.

  • Jul 28th, 2016 10:00pm

Nineteen years of music magic | Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival on the way

The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival's 19th season features 12 varied concerts, an information-packed lecture series, a performance on Lopez Island, a free Children's Concert, open rehearsal for seniors, and "Hamlet" concerts.

  • Jul 25th, 2016 6:26pm

Profile of the Funhouse Commons and its youth programming

Swing by the Funhouse Commons on a summer day and you will find kids playing basketball. Come by on a school day and you'll find little heads bent over textbooks.

  • Jul 21st, 2016 8:30am

Dr. Wiemeyer publishes ‘Loving Again: After A Spouse Has Died’

Losing a loved one is the most traumatic experience a human being can go through.

  • Jul 20th, 2016 6:56pm

OASIS graduates three students | Class of 2016

OASIS honored its GED recipients with a graduation celebration on July 11.

  • Jul 12th, 2016 7:39pm

Why we report on court cases | Editorial

Why do we write court stories? Are we being sensational? We are a close-knit community – should we really be reading about people's private lives? How does the Sounder choose which law and justice stories to write about? These are some of the questions raised in emails and on our websites by our readers.

  • Jul 12th, 2016 8:30am

Anders claim Orcas couple embezzled $580,000

A civil case in San Juan Superior Court alleges that Sarah and John Coffelt of Orcas Island embezzled $580,297 from William and Valerie Anders.

  • Jul 11th, 2016 7:18pm

Tullock pleads guilty to theft, forgery and trafficking

Orcas resident Patricia J. Tullock, 49, pleaded guilty to one count of theft in the first degree, three counts of forgery and two counts of trafficking in stolen property.

  • Jul 6th, 2016 11:00pm

Grellet-Tinner found guilty of sexual midsconduct

A jury found 59-year-old Orcas Island High School teacher Gerald Grellet-Tinner guilty of two counts of Sexual Misconduct in the First Degree.

  • Jun 27th, 2016 10:12pm

What can you do with just one arm? | OIEF launches summer fundraiser

Janna Carter opened a can of tuna. Paul Sheridan paddled a canoe.

  • Jun 27th, 2016 6:07pm

Stamper: ‘you can’t arrest yourself out of social problems’

Norm Stamper says United States law enforcement is a "paramilitary bureaucracy" that can only be fixed with radical law and policy changes.

  • Jun 21st, 2016 12:14am

Orcas man charged with burglary

Vincent Amann, 35, has been charged with burglary in the second degree and theft in the third degree.

  • Jun 15th, 2016 8:30am

Class of 2016 closes their last chapter

A group of scholars, athletes, musicians and artists crossed into adulthood during the Orcas High School 2016 graduation ceremony.

  • Jun 11th, 2016 11:53pm

Students receive $130,100 in local scholarships

The day before graduation, Orcas High School seniors gathered for a special day with community members.

  • Jun 11th, 2016 7:02pm

How do you want Eastsound to look in 20 years?

Orcas Island is growing, and a committee of islanders is hoping to start a dialogue about the future of Eastsound.

  • Jun 9th, 2016 7:56pm

A voyage through American music: One World Music Festival is back for another year of song and dance

When you're Martin Lund, you can handpick gifted musicians and dancers and bring them all together for variety show mayhem.

  • Jun 6th, 2016 7:29pm

Why we celebrate Memorial Day | Editorial

The cultural significance of Memorial Day has shifted as the years have gone by, but it’s a holiday that is actually about stars and stripes – not sun and sand. It’s a day that honors and thanks the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Across the country there are legion services, parades and exhibits to recognize our fallen brothers and sisters.

  • May 26th, 2016 8:14pm

Vikings fight hard against Wolverines

It was a close game between the Wolverines and the Vikings on Friday Harbor's home turf during the softball game on Wednesday, May 18. With the help of Hayden Mayer, who hit two doubles, the Wolverines proved victorious by one point.

  • May 19th, 2016 7:46pm

Orcas Island’s first coworking business: 376

With its expansive windows, comfortable furniture and quiet atmosphere, 376 is a place for freelance writers, entrepreneurs and telecommuters to finish projects and share ideas.

  • May 17th, 2016 5:52pm

Visitors bureau working to keep San Juans on the tourism map

The visitors bureau is leading the pack when it comes to promoting the San Juan Islands.

  • May 12th, 2016 11:05pm

Orcas man charged with possession of methamphetamine

Nathan J. Leyba of Eastound has been charged by with violation of the uniformed controlled substances act and possession of methamphetamine.

  • May 12th, 2016 8:30am

Free skin clinic in honor of skin cancer awareness month

Rosario Skin Clinic and Amy Gouley, PA-C, will be offering a free skin check clinic at Orcas Family Health Center on Wednesday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • May 11th, 2016 7:42pm

McCune brings together professional musicians for three nights of epic music

Island songstress Grace McCune is directing an ensemble concert of epic proportions.

  • May 5th, 2016 6:11pm

A conversation with the Barefoot Bandit

It was a normal workday at the Sounder until we got a call from the Stafford Creek Corrections Center.

  • Apr 27th, 2016 9:20pm

Vegan potluck on Orcas

For those interested in nutrition, health and animal rights there is a new monthly group starting.

  • Apr 22nd, 2016 9:25pm

Colton Harris-Moore: ‘I was an arrogant 18-year-old’ | Sounder talks to the Barefoot Bandit

Colton Harris-Moore spent years imagining the inside a cockpit, so when it actually happened – in a stolen aircraft and at age 18 – it was the most natural thing in the world.

  • Apr 20th, 2016 3:56am

Bill Yarlott Fishing Derby is an island tradition

For young anglers, there is one can't-miss event: the Bill Yarlott Fishing Derby.

  • Apr 16th, 2016 8:30am

Fire Chief Mik Preysz resigns | OIFR releases statement

Orcas Island Fire Chief Mik Preysz has resigned after a review of his conduct with department members.

  • Apr 12th, 2016 8:09pm

Explore wildlife at upcoming chamber of commerce festival

The San Juans are lush with wildlife.

  • Apr 12th, 2016 8:30am

Gerald Grellet-Tinner’s trial set for May 9

The trial of Gerald Grellet-Tinner, 59, an Orcas High School teacher who plead not guilty to having a sexual relationship with his 18-year-old student, has been set for May 9 in San Juan County.

  • Apr 9th, 2016 1:31am

The latest and the first: Susan Osborn working on two special recording projects

New York photographer Harold Feinstein was walking home in the rain when he heard a voice. It was sweet and heavenly, so he stopped to listen. He was mesmerized by Susan Osborn, a young singer from the midwest, who performed on street corners to make her living.

  • Apr 4th, 2016 11:49pm

Ferries need to support local riders | Editorial

The new 30-minute rule from Washington State Ferries requires riders to be past the tollbooth in order to not lose their reservations.

  • Apr 1st, 2016 5:38pm

Bob Henigson family and Senator Ranker honored by Washington State Library Association

At its annual conference in late April, The Washington State Library Association will honor the Orcas Island Library Board of Trustees, the Bob Henigson family (Phyllis Henigson and her sons, Jeff and Ted), and state Senator Kevin Ranker for their hard work toward and funding of the Orcas Library expansion project.

  • Mar 29th, 2016 5:21pm

Youth crews to work on Moran trails this summer

The trails of Moran State Park will receive some much-needed attention this summer, as a result of a collaborative effort between the three youth conservation corps of the San Juan Islands. The groups received a grant through the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office for a Recreational Trails Program grant, specifically to address maintenance problems on some of the 38 miles of trail in Moran. In addition to the RCO grant, the group also received funding from San Juan County's Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. The combined funds will go towards hiring San Juan County youth crews to work on park trails during the summers of 2016 and 2017.

  • Mar 29th, 2016 5:20pm

Sheriff Krebs addresses 911 call oversight; investigation into home invasion continues

"We have very good dispatchers and very good deputies," said Krebs during a town hall meeting on Feb. 24 in Eastsound. "The system is not broken, it just needs to be improved. We are streamlining the process."

  • Feb 25th, 2016 8:48pm

Record rain in the islands

It’s been a soggy few days in Western Washington. On Orcas, a total of 4.05 inches of rain was recorded from Feb. 10 to Feb. 18.

  • Feb 19th, 2016 7:16pm

Good sportsmanship makes for good people | Editorial

If you’re ever concerned about the state of our youth, just watch a Viking sports game.

  • Feb 18th, 2016 12:43am

Islanders clash over Dolphin Bay Road upgrade

To the county, it's a necessary upgrade to a problematic road. To several hundred islanders, it's part of a treasured rural landscape that shouldn't be touched.

  • Feb 3rd, 2016 6:19pm

Why we are supporting the parks and rec and school levies | Editorial

The new park and rec levy is 15 cents per $1000 of assessed property value and replaces the old levy of 9 cents. If approved, it will start in 2017 and go for six years. Sixty percent approval is required to pass the measure.

  • Jan 25th, 2016 10:03pm