State Representative Kristine Lytton (D-Anacortes, 40th District) was elected majority floor leader of the state House of Representatives by her colleagues in Olympia, Nov. 18.
At the October meeting of OPALCO’s Board of Directors, it was announced that Island Network will be re-created as a new entity and wholly-owned subsidiary of the co-op to provide Internet services.
Being happy isn’t a mood that is 100 percent achievable 24 hours a day. I like to think of happiness as something that comes and goes.
She came to camp and convene with the orcas once a year for the past 17 years, but she never thought she would stay.
On Monday, Undersheriff Bruce Distler will get on a ferry with his wife Bonni, their car and trailer and say farewell to the island he has called home for the last eight and a half years.
Oct. 29: A San Juan deputy responded to a reported hit and run collision at the ferry landing. The deputy contacted the suspect and assisted in an exchange of information.
The community is invited by the Oddfellows to their annual Thanksgiving Dinner to be held on Nov. 27 at 4:30 p.m. at the Oddfellows Hall. The Oddfellows will supply the turkeys and tableware. Everyone else should bring a beverage of their choice and a dish to share from the list below, by last name:
This Wednesday, Apollo 9 Astronaut Russell “Rusty” L. Schweickart will visit Orcas Island to deliver a seminar about the dangers of asteroid impacts.
Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, announced last week that the Navy will hold a public meeting on Dec. 3 on Lopez Island to listen to citizens’ comments about EA-18G Growler operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
Orcas resident David Andreev, 40, was sentenced to 20 months in prison by Judge Donald Eaton for gun and drug charges. Andreev had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm and two drug charges, one involving methamphetamine and one involving marijuana.
For seniors facing the winter months, Marla Johns said there are three concerns: depression, isolation and an increase of falls.
Last Friday evening we received an after-hours page from someone who had seen an owl sitting by the side of Lampard Road, on the outskirts of Friday Harbor.
The big payoff isn’t expected until the summer sailing season, when demand is at its peak, lines are long and it’s pretty much anyone’s guess how early one should show up to catch a ferry headed to or leaving the San Juan Islands.
An Orcas Island man died on Upper Deer Harbor Road after losing control of a motorcycle he was riding early Saturday morning.
Only seven weeks after its celebrated arrival, the first newborn in nearly two years to join the population of endangered killer whales that makes their summer, seasonal home in the San Juans is now missing, and presumed dead.
An agency from outside San Juan County will conduct an investigation of an early evening collision in which a deputy struck a pedestrian in Friday Harbor, according to local officials.
November 12-18 is designated National Community Foundation Week, and the Orcas Island Community Foundation has much to celebrate.
The Orcas Island School newspaper The Viking Voice was launched today. You can check out their stories about sports, gender issues, school shootings and more at http://orcasvikingvoice.com/.
Last week, Keri and Ed Lago received a strange call. It was call that was confusing and then miraculous. The lady on the other line asked the Lagos if they were missing a cat.
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is coming to Orcas Center on Friday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 15, with a new selection of films each evening at 7:30 p.m.