Last week Sukima Hampton was walking on a friend’s private beach west of Eastsound when she was horrified to find a pink card with the words “This could be oil” printed on it.
The sign at Madrona Point, stating the area is closed by authority of the Lummi Nation until further notice, has recently disappeared.
An Orcas Island resident received a telephone call from a man purporting to be a representative of Airlift Northwest. The caller asked the Orcas Islander to renew their Airlift Northwest Membership over the phone – with an insistent demeanor.
The campaign to raise money for the Sea View Theatre is officially a success. As of Friday, April 11, they raised a total of $56,000 and placed an order for the new digital projector, which is now required to show films. More than 250 donors stepped forward to help.
The San Juan County Health Department will be providing additional immunizations in Friday Harbor, Friday, April 11, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
As the Navy moves toward preparing an environmental impact statement to justify its continued training and testing of a growing fleet of jet aircraft at two airfields on Whidbey Island, San Juan and Lopez islanders living within earshot of NAS Whidbey are raising their voices to express concerns about their quality of life.
For those left behind after a suicide, the devastating emotions range from heartache to confusion to guilt. And questions. So many questions.
An emergency crew from the county’s Department of Public Works responded in mid-March to fix “significant damage” to the bridge abutment on the northwest end of Buck Bay Bridge near Olga, averting more extensive damage and more expensive repairs, according to Frank Mulcahy, director of public works.
On April 2, a letter was sent to the Secretary of Homeland Security asking for another year-long stay for Marquez, know to his friends as Nunez. The document was signed by Sen. Patty Murray, Sen. Maria Cantwell, Rep. Rick Larsen and Rep. Jim McDermott.
San Juan County residents and visitors can legally toke on a joint now, but you won't be legally able to buy it here (unless you have a medical marijuana prescription) until at least July of this year.
Editor's note: On Monday, at the Orcas Island School Board meeting, a motion was then made by Tony P. Ghazel and seconded by Chris Sutton to offer an employment contract to Eric Webb, pending mutual agreement by both parties. The motion passed unanimously. Below is a look at each candidate.
The San Juan County Sheriff's Office has arrested a suspect that is tied to two residential burglaries on Orcas Island.
A total of six candidates will be vying for two positions on the Orcas Power and Light Cooperative board of directors.
Island families celebrated Spring at Salmonberry School's Spring Festival and Open House.
Washington state Congressman Rick Larsen joined 11 other U.S. representatives this week in calling for continued federal support for Pacific coastal salmon recovery.
Indralaya is hosting a “What Defines Art?” Film Festival in April. Art has probably been defined and studied as long as human beings have been drawn to its creation. Many local residents are touched by countless forms of art, as creators, patrons or both.
At the beginning of the year in American literature class at Orcas High School, students were given the option of an extra credit assignment. It involved submitting a letter to a favorite author as part of a state-wide contest.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Washington to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by flooding and mudslides beginning on March 22, 2014, and continuing.
Recently, Senator Kevin Ranker spent an afternoon with Ben Nunez Marquez at the Helsell Mill. After being inspired by Nunez's story he flew to Washington D.C. to meet with Senator Patty Murray about the situation.
After more than a year of harassment from the community, two young women tell their story