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Orcas Islander Mandy Nigretto is participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-day breast cancer walk in Seattle from Sept. 16 to 18.
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.
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.
Losing a loved one is the most traumatic experience a human being can go through.
OASIS honored its GED recipients with a graduation celebration on July 11.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Janna Carter opened a can of tuna. Paul Sheridan paddled a canoe.
Norm Stamper says United States law enforcement is a "paramilitary bureaucracy" that can only be fixed with radical law and policy changes.
Vincent Amann, 35, has been charged with burglary in the second degree and theft in the third degree.
A group of scholars, athletes, musicians and artists crossed into adulthood during the Orcas High School 2016 graduation ceremony.
The day before graduation, Orcas High School seniors gathered for a special day with community members.
Orcas Island is growing, and a committee of islanders is hoping to start a dialogue about the future of Eastsound.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The visitors bureau is leading the pack when it comes to promoting the San Juan Islands.
Nathan J. Leyba of Eastound has been charged by with violation of the uniformed controlled substances act and possession of methamphetamine.
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.
Island songstress Grace McCune is directing an ensemble concert of epic proportions.
It was a normal workday at the Sounder until we got a call from the Stafford Creek Corrections Center.
For those interested in nutrition, health and animal rights there is a new monthly group starting.
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.
For young anglers, there is one can't-miss event: the Bill Yarlott Fishing Derby.
Orcas Island Fire Chief Mik Preysz has resigned after a review of his conduct with department members.
The San Juans are lush with wildlife.
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.
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.
The new 30-minute rule from Washington State Ferries requires riders to be past the tollbooth in order to not lose their reservations.
by Coolaid Armstrange
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.
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.
"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."
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.
If you’re ever concerned about the state of our youth, just watch a Viking sports game.
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.
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.