Orcas High School students are taking learning out of the classroom and into their hands as they complete their senior projects. From dog training to building sustainable housing to documentary film making, these seniors are learning life lessons through this year-long enterprise.
Building permit inspection services by the San Juan County Department of Community Development will be limited during the week of May 4 for a staff training program designed to improve service and increase efficiency.
OPALCO members boarded the ferry on Saturday for the 2015 Annual Meeting and Board of Directors’ election after the co-op received a record 2,824 absentee ballots (2,687 absentee, plus 71 on the ferry) representing 24 percent of the membership.
Orcas Recycling Services' primary goal remains the re-opening of The Exchange, according to the group's recent newsletter. Staff hope to see the doors open this year barring unforeseen complications and it will be located on its original site at the San Juan County Transfer Station.
County unemployment rates and employment data for March 2015 are now available online. Use the historical estimates report to view prior months’ data.
Millions of workers in low-wage jobs would get a raise if Congress passes a bill that Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash, District 2, helped introduce today.
Ever had a hankering to serve as a school board director or fire commissioner or Town Council member?
Lummi Tribal Member Justin Finkbonner and family will lead the BirdFest parade on May 2 at 12 p.m. They will also be on the Eastsound Village Green on May 2 selling creative art of wildlife and birds crafted out of wood and other mediums. All sales go toward funding for Lummi youth.
The San Juan Islands are enjoying a relatively early spring green-up, flush with wildflowers such as blue camas and yellow buttercups, and all are abuzz with nectar–and pollen-loving insects. It is time to think about how colorless and tasteless our lives would be without pollinators.
The time for fresh veggies and local crafts is here. The Orcas Island Farmers’ Market is opening on Saturday, May 2 in the Village Green.
Solar is an important part of almost every life process. That is according to Michel Vekved, outreach and education coordinator of the San Juan Islands Conservation District, who has been working on an upcoming fundraiser of Lopez to raise funds for solar in island schools.
Harken back to the era of Beatlemania, love-ins and flower power during a special series of performances at Orcas Center.
Reservations will be made available in a staggered format for summer sailings in the San Juans, a preventive step to avoid a system overload.
The Islands' Sounder is running a series on “Across the Universe: A Celebration in Concert,” a benefit for Orcas Center. The production weaves Beatles songs into a tale of love and revolution.
From gardening that attracts and benefits wildlife to nature walks on scenic landscapes to a colorful parade, the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce’s BirdFest has it all.
A Washington State Ferry employee was crushed between two cars on the M/V Elwha last Friday at around 5:30 p.m. The accident happened as the M/V Elwha was loading and unloading cars at the Orcas Island ferry dock around 5:30 p.m.
April is Sexual Assault awareness month. It is a month that for most people passes without a thought about sexual assault. But for some, it is a grim reminder of a day or days that they would rather not remember. Each year there are an estimated 293,000 victims of sexual assault, one every 107 seconds
Senator Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, released a plan to tax 7,500 of the wealthiest in the state in an effort to solve Washington’s school funding crisis and combat income inequality.
Taj Howe, 18, earned his black belt on February 28 under the training of Chuck Silva. Howe earned his belt with his training partner Alex Rogers, 19. These two students will be Silva’s last black-belt-level students of his long career in martial arts.
Putting a drug addict in a box for six years doesn’t solve the problem, according to Matt Stafford, who went back to what he calls “shooting stuff in his arm” as soon as he got out of prison.