A jury found 59-year-old Orcas Island High School teacher Gerald Grillet-Tinner guilty of two counts of Sexual Misconduct in the First Degree.
by Mayor Granny J2
Submitted by San Juan County Parks & Fair Department
Kathryn Tidwell (Orcas High class of 2012) graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor of science in aeronautical and astronautical engineering. She leaves next month for Switzerland to work for IPR Conversions.
Soren Sweet of Eastsound made the dean's list at George Fox University for the spring 2016 semester. Undergraduate students must earn a 3.5 grade point average or above on 12 or more hours of graded work. Sweet is a junior and her major is English.
Donald Lyle Vogt of Orcas Island, Wash. died peacefully on June 7, 2016. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y. on September 10, 1933 to Thelma Burch Tyrrell and Lyle Vogt.
Rep. Rick Larsen today released the following statement after more than 100 U.S. Representatives and Senators held a sit-in on the House floor to demand action on gun violence prevention:
The Orcas Senior Center's first ever art auction is well under way. The silent auction, which began on June 13, will run through July 9, when a live auction will be held at the senior center.
On Tuesday, June 7, the San Juan County Amateur Radio Society was recognized by the County Council for their service to the island community.
Orcas Island School District celebrated five retiring instructors on Wednesday, June 15 in the school cafeteria.
Norm Stamper says United States law enforcement is a "paramilitary bureaucracy" that can only be fixed with radical law and policy changes.
by Alan Stameisen
The sheriff's department responded to the following calls.
By Alanna Lago
The Rotary Club of San Juan Island is considering sponsoring a club on Orcas Island. Frank Fagan and Rick Hughes, current members of the SJI club, will serve as liaisons to the Orcas club. Currently planned as a branch club that meets around the cocktail hour, gatherings on July 1 and July 8 are targeted to learn local interests and explore options.
By Noah Racey
Respect, honesty and no secrets – that is how a good father-daughter relationship is maintained, according to the Hortons.
On the mayoral campaign trail, the canine candidates have been calling into question the fitness of Sir Isaac Newt'n to be mayor, insisting he's too "thin skinned" to sustain the rigors of public office. The newt, however, isn't biting.