Deputies on Orcas Island are asking for the public’s help in identifying a subject who approached two pre-teen girls at the Village Green offering them candy and money.
Two big people and one big dog are puttering around the islands this month on a 13-foot, restored, 1950 vintage ski boat.
When I first started working in 1967, women made up a very small part of the total workforce. Although the Equal Pay Act of 1963 was in place at that time, women only made 66 percent of the income that their male counterparts made.
Witnesses say a student open fire in the cafeteria of Marysville-Pilchuck school Friday morning. the shooting left two people dead, including the suspected shooter, believed to be an MP freshman, and four others in critical condition.
The TedX Orcas Island Conference is scheduled for Nov. 8 from morning until afternoon at Orcas Center.
Oct. 8: A Friday Harbor woman was awakened by a man banging on her door looking for her roommate. Entry was not gained, and the man departed before deputies arrived.
Paul Kamin, general manager of the Eastsound Water Users Association, sent a letter to EWUA members on Sept. 18. The document outlined the Guest House Upgrade Initiative, which requires members who have a second living space on their property to upgrade their memberships to reflect two buildings.
Beth Kozubik Jenson, a local therapist and parent, is leading a discussion at the Eastsound Fire Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. It is going to be a group brainstorm on how to reduce teen drug use on Orcas Island, using a four-directional push. Representatives from the high school, medical center and teen activity directors will all be there.
Sheriff Nou presented Deputy Doug Maya with the American Police Hall of Fame silver star for bravery on Oct. 21. The award was bestowed upon Maya for his actions on Aug. 30 when he discovered an occupied, burning recreational vehicle in Friday Harbor and rescued two unresponsive men from inside.
Christopher Frizzelle wrote a blog entry about the Orcas Island Film Festival that wrapped up last week.
A number of items were stolen from the Orcas Island Historical Museum over the second weekend in October. The Sheriff’s Department was contacted as soon as the theft was discovered.
Council Chair Rick Hughes and Planner Colin Maycock are hosting an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 29 to discuss the proposed changes to the Eastsound Subarea Plan that will shortly come before the planning commission. The community is invited to the talk from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Eastsound fire station.
At Thursday’s meeting of the OPALCO Board of Directors, a motion was unanimously approved that includes a $7.5 million acceleration of its efforts to provide member Internet connections to as many members as possible – and, eventually, serve the entire membership.
Oct. 1: A San Juan Island man reported vandalism to his well and pumphouse.
Emergency responders from the sheriff’s office and Lopez Fire and EMS found a 34-year-old Oregon woman that had suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
Tom and Karen Ritter have been married for 51 years. They have raised four daughters, moved across the country and faced countless obstacles along the way.
They are still in the process of putting together a complete list of missing items, but the following are confirmed missing: a replica of the Bison Antiquus skull that was found on Orcas in 2003, a Tlingkit Buckskin, merchandise items from the gift shop and cash.
Living in the San Juan Islands, surrounded by so much natural beauty and a strong community is a gift and a privilege, but also comes with a unique challenge: transportation.
Sept. 25: A parking problem at the Hunter Bay dock on Lopez Island resulted in deputies looking at abandoned vehicles in a permit parking area.
That’s the reality of the landscape in the San Juan Islands today and, according to a local animal advocacy group, it’s a combination that demands a greater level of awareness, training and dedication to the cause of animal protection than local law enforcement is presently equipped or inclined to provide.