Those who travel by ferry in the San Juans will likely be able to do what they’ve always done at any hotel or restaurant: make a reservation.
Lopez businesses apparently don’t want to have anything to do with marijuana - growing it, processing it or selling it.
As residents of San Juan Island, we hear plenty about the multitude of wildlife conservation efforts that are a huge part of life here – from shore-based whale-watching, to the annual Christmas Bird Count, to keeping a safe distance from our 4,000-plus harbor seals.
In a rare excursion away from its headquarters in Olympia, the state Utility and Transportation Commission has scheduled a public hearing in Friday Harbor as part of its investigation into CenturyLink's 10-day voice and data service outage in mid-November in the San Juan Islands.
The Orcas Island Lions club announces the arrival of the Lions Annual Christmas Ship on Dec. 15, at 11:30 a.m. at the Orcas Ferry Landing.
The Fish Hatchery in Moran State Park had a busy night last week. Hatchery staff helped sixty-two pairs of kokanee salmon spawn in one evening at Moran Creek.
Military veterans seeking help to cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can now get free or low-cost counseling sessions using the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), thanks to the Veterans Stress Project.
Sixty-two pairs of Kokanee have been spawned at Moran Creek, which means a total of 182 were caught for spawning.
The swans are back and it’s time to think Christmas Bird Count. San Juan Islands Audubon Society is holding their count on Saturday, Jan. 4.
Notices of value for 2013 were mailed in mid-November to 11,078 San Juan County property owners representing a total of 14,020 parcels.
Orcas Fire Chief Kevin O’Brien made it clear to islanders that his main priority is the safety of islanders and having numerous means of emergency transports help to make that possible.
The Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” has generated debate, confusion, anger and relief nationwide since its passage in 2010.
A potential hardening of Friday Harbor’s coveted small town charm topped the list of concerns raised by islanders that Nov. 20 met to ask questions, gather facts and seek an alternative to the pending relocation of the local U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters into the heart of the town’s commercial core.
Sound Publishing is gearing up for a busy Thanksgiving and Black Friday week, delivering 10 million holiday savings inserts to readers in the greater Puget Sound area.
Community Foundation launches online donation program for holidays
There’s a lot happening on behalf of the Orcas Island Food Bank during its annual year-end food drive.
Advocates of broadband expansion followed up on recent communications problems with renewed motivation to bring broadband technology to all San Juan County businesses and residents.
In front of a packed room at their regularly scheduled meeting in Friday Harbor, the OPALCO Board issued and approved the following motion:
On Nov. 18, Peter John Anderson pleaded guilty in San Juan County Superior Court to two counts of third-degree rape, a Class C felony. Anderson, who will be required to register as a sex offender as a result of the conviction, is slated to be sentenced on Feb. 28.
Two San Juan Island men who forced their way into a Friday Harbor apartment in pursuit of prescription drugs and ended up in an altercation with the couple living there will each spend 15 months in prison for felony burglary.