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Their footsteps echo in the corridors of history, but we rarely hear them.
An incredible love story.
When Ron Krebs was elected San Juan County Sheriff in 2014, the department had been experiencing a relatively quiet period.
Whenever I ask someone about joining one of the nonprofit boards I serve on, this is the reaction I receive: a panicked look, a quick shake of the head and "No, I am already on a board and I volunteer a lot. There is no way I can possibly take anything else on."
Following a farm brunch at The Kitchen in Eastsound, visitors can check out more than a dozen unique farms during the Orcas Island Farm Tour on Sunday, Oct. 2. At the end of the day, Orcas Farm will host a soiree, with live local music, DJ Teacher's Pet, a free farmers potluck wood-fired pizza from Inn at Ship Bay by donation and the Lion's Club Beer Garden, sponsored by Island Hoppin' Brewery.
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. She was sentenced on Sept. 20 to 50 months. Tullock was transferred to Island County Jail where she will be assessed and then taken to a correctional facility.
Judge Donald Eaton has granted former Orcas High School teacher Gerald Grellet-Tinner a new trial after a lead investigator on the case was accused of misconduct. A new trial is scheduled for Dec. 5. The defendant was released from custody on Sept. 20 after Judge Eaton announced his ruling.
Winter is fast approaching. It's a time when the pace slows down, the rain falls and we start making holiday plans.
Islanders will be seeing a great deal of activity on Orcas roads in the coming years.
Motion filed to dismiss Grellet-Tinner conviction after lead detective accused of sexual relationship with victim | Judge to announce decision on Sept. 20
A motion to dismiss the conviction of former Orcas High School teacher Gerald Grellet-Tinner has been filed after allegations of misconduct from a lead investigator on the case. Judge Donald Eaton will announce his decision on the motion on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m.
Domestic violence is one of those uncomfortable, difficult to discuss issues.
Orcas Island Film festival producers are in full gear, getting the island ready for another weekend of films.
Using live piano music by Lisa Harris as well as recordings of classical music, the Island Inspirational All-Stars chasséd and leaped across the Orcas Center main stage on Sept. 10 to a sold-out crowd.
[WARNING: The following story may contain details too graphic for some of our readers.]
It's been a tumultuous year for Orcas Fire and Rescue.
A San Juan Island woman was murdered in her home in the early morning hours of Sept. 3. Her husband is in custody and is expected to be charged with her homicide in San Juan County Superior Court next week.
Grace Grantham has been a photographer since she was a teenager.
The San Juan County Council voted unanimously to change the speed limit on an Eastsound stretch of road and in the Deer Harbor Hamlet.
Anthony The Dancer has built a life around the art of movement.
I've been attending the San Juan County Fair since I was a kid, and every year I am as enthralled as ever.
At 15 years old, Orcas Island-grown magician Matthew Laslo stood on a Las Vegas stage, in front of thousands of people, to perform an original effect for Penn and Teller's television show.
The Orcas Island Jazz Festival is on its way to being a local tradition.
Whether injected, snorted or smoked, heroin is rapidly delivered to the brain. The euphoria is immediate, and after just a few times of using, people can become addicted. Washington state is experiencing an opioid abuse and overdose crisis, and the San Juan Islands are not immune.
In response to national unrest between law enforcement and the citizens it is charged with protecting, retired police officer Ray Clever could no longer keep quiet.
Joshua Daniel Treleven, 37, of Friday Harbor, admitted to breaking into Roy's Coffee Shop and stealing a speaker, a blender plunger and a cup of soda. He was charged with burglary in the second degree and theft in the third degree.
American Pickers' quest for hidden treasure is taking them all the way to the San Juan Islands.
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.