When Ron Krebs was elected San Juan County Sheriff in 2014, the department had been experiencing a relatively quiet period.
by Hugh M. Grant, LICSW
by Michael Durland
Their footsteps echo in the corridors of history, but we rarely hear them.
by the Music Advocacy Group
Submitted by Paul Sheridan, Four Winds * Westward Ho
by David Turnoy
Whenever I ask someone about joining one of the nonprofit boards I serve on, this is the reaction I receive: a panicked look, a quick shake of the head and "No, I am already on a board and I volunteer a lot. There is no way I can possibly take anything else on."
by Alex MacLeod
Winter is fast approaching. It's a time when the pace slows down, the rain falls and we start making holiday plans.
I've been attending the San Juan County Fair since I was a kid, and every year I am as enthralled as ever.
by Analisa Lee
For more than 30 years, the Orcas Island Education Foundation has been providing support to our public schools to make up for the failure of Washington state legislature to fully fund education.
Friday Harbor's traditional Independence Day Parade has historically set a high standard, and it is our responsibility to deliver a fitting tribute and celebration to our community each year.
There are three basic protection services on which we all rely and take for granted; fire, police and emergence medical service. San Juan Island is on the brink of losing our EMS. Funding entitlement expires Dec. 31, 2016 if Proposition 1 fails to garner at least 60 percent of the vote in our fast approaching election!
This coming weekend Pelindaba Lavender Farm will be hosting the San Juan Island Lavender Festival. All are invited to come see, smell, hear, touch and taste The Complete Lavender Experience™ – July 16 & 17, 2016. Festival activities are scheduled 10am - 5pm both days. The event is free and open to the public. Ample parking is available.
EMS – will it survive even with a levy increase?-letters
Why do we write court stories? Are we being sensational? We are a close-knit community – should we really be reading about people's private lives? How does the Sounder choose which law and justice stories to write about? These are some of the questions raised in emails and on our websites by our readers.
by Patrick Timmins
by Rev. José Roberto Gándara-Perea