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.
A two-year drought came to a welcomed end Saturday, Sept. 6, as researchers with the Center for Whale Research spotted a killer whale calf off the west side of San Juan Island.
Changing foliage and shorter days aren’t the only things Washington State Ferries’ customers can count on every fall.
"Nəc̓aʔmat (Nawt-sa-maat) is a powerful Lushootseed word," Ramer said, citing its rough English translation as: One house. One heart. One prayer. United in Power to Protect the Sacred.
The League of Women Voters of the San Juans has joined leagues around the country to kick its election-season planning into high gear, with a lot of attention paid to attending this year’s National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 23.
If you’re looking to score some weed in the San Juan Islands, legally, that is, don't hold your breath.
A San Juan Island man who admitted to breaking into a home, theft of a loaded handgun and stashing it in a milk crate in the living room of the Friday Harbor apartment that he shares with his wife and young children was ordered to serve two years and four months in prison.
The 911 Center located in the Sheriff’s Office will be undergoing renovations, including new radio consoles and a new E-9-1-1 phone system starting Sept. 15.
Every afternoon, a group of girls and boys meet for a snack in the school garden and walk over to the Funhouse Commons for games and help with homework.
With its deep appreciation for the arts, Orcas Island is the perfect place to celebrate cinema. “I am a big film fan,” said Jared Lovejoy, who is spearheading the first annual Orcas film festival. “I love art house theaters and we have two viable locations here: the Sea View Theatre and Orcas Center. So it got me thinking.”
Bodhi and Sita disappeared last Thursday and are still missing. Both have collars with tags. They were last seen on Pinneo Road and Swan Road on Orcas Island.
According to KIRO-7 news, Federal authorities believe a man abducted his 9-year-old son and sailed with him to the San Juan Islands, Mexico or even Tahiti in a case of parental kidnapping.
Lopez Island Journeyman Lineman Kevin Zoerb has returned to work following an arduous journey of surgeries and healing for injuries he received when coming into contact with a high voltage line in September of 2013.
While birth of a calf offers some relief from a prolonged, unusual absence of newborns, it comes at a time when the population, 79 orcas in all, has tumbled to its lowest mark in 30 years.
For most animal related nonprofits raising money to fund desperately needed projects requires a herculean effort. Fortunately for Wolf Hollow this may no longer be the case. Today Wolf Hollow is proud to announce their second project listed with LoveAnimals.org, a pioneering new crowdfunding website that helps animal welfare and wildlife conservation nonprofits connect with donors to raise money for critically needed projects.
Orcas Fire and Rescue will host a 9/11 Observance on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 9 a.m. at the Eastsound Station.
Sept. 4: A San Juan Island Deputy responded to a reported theft of jewelry, medications and other items from a vehicle parked in Friday Harbor. • Lopez Deputy responded to the School District Office concerning computer issues. • San Juan Deputies contacted a male subject who was having a break from reality. The subject was taken to the hospital.