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The Funhouse presents its 17th annual Science Fair

Orcas Island High School sophomore Tim Jenson placed first in the Funhouse’s…

  • Mar 28th, 2017 1:30am

Fire commissioners add two new faces to board

The Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners welcomed its…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017 9:51am

Border patrol says no immigration changes at this time

Immigration bans enacted by President Donald Trump have left islanders wondering if…

  • Mar 20th, 2017 11:06am

County council holds weekly meeting on Orcas

Orcas Island infrastructure was the star of the San Juan County Council…

  • Mar 13th, 2017 9:32am

Deer Harbor bridge opening

The Deer Harbor bridge project was officially completed with a ribbon cutting…

  • Mar 9th, 2017 9:56am

‘Aproximada’ makes waves

On the side of Mt. Pickett, nestled between the trees, stands an…

  • Mar 8th, 2017 1:30am

School requests bond recount

Update: A recount was completed on March 3, and the results remained…

  • Mar 9th, 2017 11:57am

Fire commissioners grow from three to five

During the special election held on Feb. 14, voters approved a measure…

  • Mar 21st, 2017 11:52am

Hughes, Henley and Thomas give county review

The San Juan Islands were not immune to the effects of the…

  • Feb 21st, 2017 11:18am

Burglar strikes Eastsound jewelry store

Sometime during the night of Thursday, Feb. 9, someone broke into Shinola…

  • Feb 13th, 2017 12:23pm

What Valentine’s Day means to us this year | Reporter’s Notebook

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

  • Feb 8th, 2017 1:30am

Small swarm of quakes shakes the islands

Between Jan. 29 and Feb. 3, 23 earthquakes rocked the San Juan…

  • Feb 8th, 2017 1:30am

Traveling through life with true love

On the morning of River and Shandra Augenstein’s 18th wedding anniversary, they…

  • Feb 8th, 2017 10:51am

Orcas road improvements

For the past few years, the Prune Alley improvement project has been…

  • Feb 1st, 2017 2:42pm

8Stem: a music revolution

The next big thing in music is here – and it originated…

  • Jan 30th, 2017 9:36am

Orcas Island Fire news briefs

Finances and public comment revisions were on the docket for discussion during…

  • Jan 23rd, 2017 10:55am

Orcas Medical Foundation fundraising successful

Orcas Medical Foundation successfully raised $750,000 toward getting University of Washington Neighborhood…

  • Jan 20th, 2017 10:59am

Islander helps Nicaraguan patients

For more than 20 years, Dr. John Dann has donated his time…

  • Jan 18th, 2017 1:30am

In support of peaceful protesting | Editorial

I’ve heard way too many people say “protests don’t solve anything.” That’s…

  • Jan 20th, 2017 11:25am

Village Green to receive free internet access

Wireless internet access is coming to the Village Green. During an Eastsound…

  • Jan 17th, 2017 1:30am

Funding for Glenwood Springs on the line

The Glenwood Springs Hatchery on Orcas Island may soon be needing to…

  • Jan 16th, 2017 11:24am

Enchanted Forest – an hour and a half of joyful insanity | Review

The Enchanted Forest Cabaret sets sail on another crazy adventure in its…

  • Jan 16th, 2017 10:37am

Councilman Hughes looks forward to new year

Rick Hughes has reached the end of his first four years representing…

  • Jan 11th, 2017 10:33am

Fire and power outage on Orcas

A fallen tree caused a wildfire and power outages in the early…

  • Jan 10th, 2017 4:27pm

OMF nears $750,000 goal

As University of Washington Neighborhood Clinic’s Jan. 15 deadline set for Orcas…

  • Jan 9th, 2017 11:33am

Sail away to Neverland with Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest Cabaret’s “Naughty Pirates of Neverland” takes the audience on yet…

  • Jan 5th, 2017 11:21am

From Standing Rock to the San Juans: concerns about oil are hitting home

The fight against fossil fuels is moving west. Citizens of the San…

  • Dec 24th, 2016 1:30am

Orcas Medical Foundation is more than halfway to its $750,000 goal

With one month left until University of Washington Neighborhood Clinic’s deadline, Orcas…

  • Dec 19th, 2016 11:47am

OIFR names Williams fire chief

After a year of accusations, an investigation and a financial surprise from…

  • Dec 14th, 2016 6:33pm

Midwives: changing the world one baby at a time

For almost 40 years, Melinda Milligan has been helping new islanders enter…

  • Dec 13th, 2016 3:52pm

Naval Air Station hopes to add 35 more Growlers to its training program

The Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island is considering adding 35 Growler…

  • Dec 11th, 2016 1:30am

Stand with San Juan Islands | Reporter’s Notebook

This past weekend was a success for water protectors at the Dakota…

  • Dec 7th, 2016 1:30am

Vicki Vandermay moves from athletics to HR

After five years leading sports for Orcas Island Schools, Athletic Director Vicki…

  • Dec 6th, 2016 4:13pm

Three candidates in the running for Orcas Fire Chief

Three candidates for the position of Orcas Fire and Rescue’s new chief…

  • Dec 19th, 2016 11:34am

Orcas debaters take first and second place

Orcas Island High School debaters took first and second place during a…

  • Nov 28th, 2016 1:38pm

Warming waters threaten Indian Island

Climate change is affecting the whole world – even a small island…

  • Nov 26th, 2016 1:30am

Hedrick Smith: ‘Trump overwhelmingly won the vote of the discontented’

The seats of the Orcas Center were full, extra chairs were packed…

  • Nov 27th, 2016 2:58pm

Suffering in the San Juans: Homeless in paradise

Fifty-eight. That’s how many people were identified as homeless in San Juan…

  • Nov 21st, 2016 10:28am

Kaleidoscope Preschool receives AED donation

Persistence paid off for Kami Griffin of Kaleidoscope Preschool in the form…

  • Nov 15th, 2016 4:33pm

School pays tribute to veterans

Tears, smiles and respect were shared during the Orcas Island School District’s…

  • Nov 11th, 2016 5:18pm