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Orcas woman arrested for allegedly hiding a fugitive and possessing drug paraphernalia

Kami Philbrook, 29, was arrested by San Juan County Sheriff’s deputies on…

 

OIFR contains Nov. 19 Swan Road fire

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue crews were released from the scene of…

  • Nov 21st, 2017

 

Town hall meetings about the public hospital district measure

The Coalition for Orcas Health Care (COHC) wants to hear from as…

  • Nov 16th, 2017

 

Task force formed to look at elder care options

Over the last few weeks, islanders have shown concern about the limited…

  • Nov 19th, 2017

San Juan County residents face property tax increase, mostly from state

San Juan County property owners will see significantly higher property tax bills…

Disappeared dinghy; lifted lighter; wind wreck| San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Nov.…

  • Nov 16th, 2017

Alleged car theft, wallet theft and business break-in on Orcas

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is following up on three crimes…

Lan Stratton retires from post office

The Eastsound Post Office would like the invite everyone to come say…

  • Nov 15th, 2017

School celebrates bond and levy success

Orcas voters overwhelmingly approved the school’s proposed bond and levy measures on…

High winds sweep through San Juan County

High winds and power outages swept San Juan County on Monday, Nov.…

  • Nov 14th, 2017

Katie Loring appointed judge for San Juan County Superior Court

In early November, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the appointment of Friday Harbor-based…

Burghardt Fund exceeds challenge target, paving new ways for local music students to reach full potential

In June this year, at the Music Advocacy Group’s annual meeting and…

  • Nov 11th, 2017

Supporting veterans starts locally | Guest column

Submitted by U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen As a grateful nation pauses to…

  • Nov 10th, 2017

League of Women Voters membership meeting

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will be holding…

  • Nov 10th, 2017

OICF pledges $250k to April’s Grove housing development | $450,000 in pledges still needed by January

OPAL Community Land Trust’s 45-unit rental project is inching its way closer…

Orcas Family Health Clinic seeks donations to keep its doors open | Guest column

Submitted by Aimee Johnson, Orcas Family Health Center Our Board at Orcas…

  • Nov 9th, 2017

Dog licenses available Nov. 15

Tucker, a 13-year-old black lab with a distinctive skill, received the first…

  • Nov 12th, 2017

Moment of silence on ferries Saturday to honor veterans

In a salute to the men and women who have served in…

  • Nov 9th, 2017

Goat gang, property prowler and burgled boat | Sheriff Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. Nov.…

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Annual community Thanksgiving for all

Once again the Odd Fellows will be holding a traditional Community Thanksgiving…

  • Nov 9th, 2017

Orcas Park and Ride opens

The park and ride at the Orcas Ferry Landing hit a few…

State Parks considering long-term boundary revisions for two Orcas Island parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is beginning a public process…

  • Nov 8th, 2017

SHIBA helps sign up patients for Medicare

Orcas Island residents who are covered by Medicare and need assistance choosing…

  • Nov 8th, 2017

SeaDoc wins environmental grant from Patagonia

Thanks to the recommendation of world-famous kayakers Shawna Franklin and Leon Sommes…

  • Nov 8th, 2017

School bond and levy pass | SJC Election results

An overwhelming number of voters approved the Orcas School bond and levy…

  • Nov 7th, 2017

Veteran’s Day 2017 activities on Orcas

On Saturday, Nov. 11, the American Legion Post 93 in Eastsound will…

  • Nov 6th, 2017

Inslee names Loring as San Juan County Superior Court Judge

Submitted by the office of Gov. Jay Inslee Washington Governor Jay Inslee…

  • Nov 10th, 2017

UW Medicine hosts open house

Though the clinic saw its first patient at 8:30 a.m. on Sept.…

Insurance issue, camera kidnap and capsized kayaker | Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. Oct.…

  • Nov 6th, 2017

Don’t forget to turn in your ballot

Submitted by San Juan County Prosecutor Randall Gaylord About 13,000 ballots were…

  • Nov 3rd, 2017

Future of Indian Island to be discussed Nov. 16

Kwiaht and community scientists of the Indian Island Marine Health Observatory invite…

  • Nov 2nd, 2017

Environmental groups protest Anacortes refinery

Community activists and representatives from many environmental organizations including Stand.earth, RE Sources…

  • Nov 2nd, 2017

Sounder and Journal win WNPA awards

The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association announced its winners for the 2017 Washington…

  • Nov 1st, 2017

News briefs

Donate computers United Way SJC has donated over 25 computers to people…

  • Nov 1st, 2017

OPALCO Board Member Jim Lett to retire

Orcas Power and Light Cooperative board member Jim Lett has announced his…

  • Oct 31st, 2017

Halloween in Eatsound

Islanders of all ages hit the streets on Halloween to trick or…

Stolen signs, drug delinquencies and walking worries | Sheriff Log

The sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Oct 18 • Deputies…

  • Oct 30th, 2017

County Democrats support single-payer health care

During a meeting on Oct. 14, the San Juan County Democratic Party…

  • Oct 27th, 2017

Chamber annual meeting coverage; community awards presented

Rosario Resort’s Beach House was filled to the brim with island businesspeople…

Have you heard about the Orcas Community Resource Center?

by Steven Jung Special to the Sounder Although it opened in 1995,…

  • Oct 27th, 2017