Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the West Sound Community Club, on Deer Harbor Road.
The ballots for the Feb. 9 General Election have been counted. There were 5,096 ballots submitted, a voter turnout of 42.4 percent.
Submitted by Sheriff Ron Krebs.
If the Seahawks weren't in the Superbowl then some Orcas fans would rather be playing volleyball.
San Juan County Sheriff's Office warns public about IRS phone scams.
The Vikings travel to Friday Harbor for their first playoff game on Feb. 10.
The Olga Community Club welcomes all to their Valentines Potluck, Saturday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m.
After a monumental season, and a first place finish in the Northwest 1B Boys Basketball League, Orcas Christian captured the District 1 Championship after a sound, 52-28, win over Mount Vernon Christian.
Anna V. Smith resigns from the San Juan Journal. And the Journal welcomes a new reporter, Courtney Oldwyn.
WWII Vet, Fred Nicol, passes away at the age of 91
Hooray for Orcas High School musicians! Once again they have come home with top rankings from the regional San Juan Music Educators Association (SJMEA) Solo/Ensemble Contest.
Did you notice the new line item on your January bill from OPALCO? All co-op members began paying about 45 cents per month (average residential bill) to fund the new Energy Assistance Credit to help qualified low-income households pay their electric bills. This “Energy Assist” program provides a bill credit of $10-$25 per month (depending on household size) every month of the year to members who meet the qualifications for other assistance programs such as Federal Free Lunch, LIHEAP or OPALCO’s Project PAL.
District Playoff Basketball in Friday Harbor, Wednesday, Feb. 10
The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls.
At its regular meeting on Feb. 2, the San Juan County Council unanimously approved chipsealing Dolphin Bay Road on Orcas Island.
Superintendent of OI schools, Eric Webb, writes in regarding the M&O levy
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.
"On January 28, 2016, San Juan Fire District 3's Chief Marler passed away following a brief illness. The members of Orcas Island Fire & Rescue wish to extend deepest condolences to the family of Chief Marler and to the members of San Juan Fire District 3."
The Orcas Christian School Saints recently traveled to Walla Walla, Washington to compete in the Walla Walla University Friendship Tournament.
"We oppose the current petition that appeals to the notion of protecting our rural environment."