It is likely that D68 enterovirus has reached the San Juan Islands. A case has been reported that is positive for enterovirus but further testing is only done by the CDC if the cases causes severe illness and the individual requires intensive care management. Some children with the infection have also has limb paralysis (polio virus is also a member of the entrovirus group) have been identified in other states as well.
John Quincy Adams said if your “actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more,” then you are a leader.
Orcas Family Connections would like to extend a huge heartfelt thank you to The Sons of the American Legion who kindly purchased a record breaking 120 pairs of shoes for local children this year.
Once again, the League of Women Voters of the San Juans will sponsor forums where candidates and speakers on ballot issues will address the public, and take questions.
The trespassing sign at Madrona Point was illegally removed in an act of vandalism in April. Now islanders who head that way will see there is still no sign. Is Madrona Point open or not?
For eight years, Foster Hildreth has been preparing for his new role as general manager of OPALCO. Now as he officially takes the helm he looks to the community to help him with the future.
The best available scientific evidence is in, and it’s a fact: San Juan County is very batty, and Orcas is the battiest island.
The Sounder asked for fun, colorful photos of island life and these were our first two submissions. By Oct. 30 we will pick one winner to receive a three-month subscription to the Sounder.
Midterm elections rarely draw the big-time voter turnout typical of a presidential election year. But with three contested county office races, including sheriff, and no fewer than six local property tax or bond measures on the Nov. 4 election ballot, San Juan County voters have plenty to pay attention to in the run-up to the 2014 general election.
A malfunctioning CenturyLink phone trunk has resulted in busy signals for callers to San Juan County on and off for the past two days. County Employees have been able to call out through a new backup phone line.
September means birds in migration and a great time to see birds passing through and arriving for the winter. To celebrate, San Juan Islands Audubon is offering field trips.
It was a beautiful August day and Doug Maya had just finished playing soccer with his girlfriend’s daughter Jayna.
• Sept. 10: An Orcas Island male adult was stopped for speeding and received a speeding citation and a criminal citation for driving with a suspended license.
A black van drove off Olga Road and onto private property around 9 a.m. on Sept. 23. The occupants sustained minor injuries.
You are not crazy, it just means you are a human being. Everything you are experiencing is normal.
Stormwater became a focal point for many islanders after the intense flooding at the Templin Center last September after two inches of rain fell in just one hour. The surge of pooled water happened to coincide with the county’s attempt to update their stormwater plan for the county.
On Sept. 11, two Lopez men threw over five pieces of luggage into the Salish Sea after incorrectly assuming that the bags contained bombs.
Although the new documentary “Oil and Water,” directed by two Seattle filmmakers and showing at the Orcas Island Film Festival from Oct. 10 to 13, partially takes place along the Amazon, this movie tracing the coming-of-age of two young men into the world of social awareness, big oil and environmental activism couldn’t be more connected to the San Juan Islands and the waters of the Salish Sea that surround us.
A fisherman found decomposed human remains with a wallet in a collapsed tent located off-trail in a secluded area of Moran State Park near the bridge over the Cascade Lake lagoon on Sept. 6.
That is according to Dr. Melody Rose, President of Marylhurst University and former Chancellor of the Oregon University System, who will present “Leader of the Free World? The Future of American Women in Politics” on Saturday, Oct. 18, 4 p.m. at Orcas Center as part of the Orcas Crossroads Lecture Series.